[Yeshayah 62 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)]

1 For Zion's [Tziyon] sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's [Yerushalayim] sake I will not rest [remain quiet], until the righteousness [her tzedek] thereof go forth as brightness [nogah], and the salvation [her Yeshuah] thereof as a lamp that burneth [like a blazing lapid (torch)].

"Next year in Jerusalem" has always been the cry of Israel in exile from the land and the leitmotif of political Zionism through the 19th and 20th Centuries, as pogroms and persecutions have come upon the Jews.

Likewise it is the burning desire of spiritual Israel who yearn for Zion. The word means Conspicuous, but presently Zion is inconspicuous but will be transformed by the Olivet earthquake into the top of the mountains (Is.2.2); when it will "be exalted , above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it." "Sing untoYahweh; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

Cry out and shout thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One in the midst of thee." (Is,12.5,6)

The Apocalyptic Messenger, April 2019


'a lamp that burneth'... The Seven-Branched Lampstand (vision given to Zechariah).

The Now the Organic Manifestation is represented by the Lampstand, with its Bowl on the top, and Seven Pipes projecting from it, and terminating in Seven Burners; by the Two Olive-Trees, Two Branches of the same, and Two Golden Pipes passing from the branches to the Bowl. We are told that the Seven Burnings are the Eyes of Yahweh which leads to the conclusion that the Lampstand, with its Bowl and Pipes, is representative of Yahweh as manifested in David's Son and his brethren.

This conclusion is ratified by Psa. 132:17, "There (in Zion, ver. 13) I will make to spring a Horn for David; I have prepared A LAMP for my anointed." David was Yahweh's anointed; and David's Son and Lord, JESUS, is the Lamp Stem, and the Lamp Bowl, or Reservoir, of the Anointing Spirit, which is thence distributed to the Seven Burners...for the illumination of all the nations of the earth, then "blessed in Abraham and his Mystical Seed," which is the Christ and all in Him.

Eureka 1.5b.

2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness [Goyim shall see thy tzedek], and all kings thy glory [kol melachim thy kavod]: and thou shalt be called by a new name [shem chadash], which the mouth of Yahweh shall name [designate].

This was fulfilled in type by the apostles going forth to the Roman habitable with the gospel message. But this was a harbinger (former rains) of a greater proclamation when all Gentiles that survive the Judgments shall see Yahweh's righteousness and kings shall see his glory, and be humbled into dust (Pslm.68.29-32, Pslm.72.7-19). Is.42.8 says "Yahweh is his Name and his glory will he not give to another."

The Apocalyptic Messenger, April 2019

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory [ateret tiferet] in the hand of Yahweh, and a royal diadem [tzanif melukhah] in the hand [palm] of thy Elohim.

Crown has more the idea of a protector, and diadem of a mitre, signifying the king priest aspect of the Melchizadek High Priest.

4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken [Azuvah]; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate [Shemameh]: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah [Cheftzi-Vah (My Delight is in her)], and thy land Beulah [(Married)]: for Yahweh delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

The forsaken bride becomes the beautiful bride Hephzi-bah = My delight is in her, and the desolate land becomes the possession or that which is marrled to Christ or Beulah. This lovely prophecy of the marriage and inheritance of the great king Messiah elsewhere depicted as the marriage supper of the Lamb Rev.19.7. Blessed are those invited to this. Pslm 45 the king fairer than the children of men, anointed with the oil of gladness above his fellows, the bride "upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir 'all glorious within'.

The Apocalyptic Messenger, April 2019


...when "the times and seasons" apocalypsed shall arrive, the era of Israel's national regeneration will have come. It will then be time to restore the kingdom again to Israel, which implies the ingathering of all the tribes of that race, from the outlying countries of the earth; the conquest of the Holy Land from "the powers that be," and the moral purification of the nation, upon the principle of faith in Jesus as Son of Deity, and King of the Jews, and obedience to whatever form of truth he may be pleased to prescribe.

Eureka 1.4.1.

6 I have set watchmen [ shomrim] upon thy walls [chomot], O Jerusalem [Yerushalayim], which shall never hold their peace day nor night [yom nor lailah]: ye that make mention [remind] of Yahweh, keep not silence,

The prophet sees Jerusalem as the "crown of glory in the hand of Yahweh," a beautiful expression of the City of Purity and Truth... As the typical Mediator, Isaiah expresses his heart-felt desire for the preservation of Jerusalem, the city of David. This vision is so different from the city of Isaiah's experience, even under the throne of Hezekiah; so diverse from the city of Jerusalem when Messiah was there, and so foreign under present controversy that continues to darken the land of promise. GEM

9 But they that have [harvested] it shall eat it, and praise Yahweh; and they that have [gathered it in] shall drink it in the [khatzerot (courtyards)] of My holiness [Kodesh (Holy Place).]

"But they that have gathered it shall eat it" -

Indicating a condition of security and prosperity, so that every one will enjoy the rewards of his own labours. The former curse upon the earth through the transgression of Adam (Gen. 3:17), will be in measure reduced, allowing for greater blessings on all mankind.

"And praise Yahweh" - For He is the Giver and Sustainer of all things. This praise indicates that mankind has been converted from their former evil state, and strengthened to respond to heaven's Provider.

"Shall drink it in the courts of My holiness"

These freewill gifts which will form part of the future worship offered in gratitude to the Almighty in the Temple of the Age to Come (Isa. 25:6). Details are given in Ezekiel 44: 29-30.

The Feast of Tabernacles will again be instituted as in Leviticus 23, where many burnt offerings occurred throughout the Feast. See also Numbers 29:12-39 and Deuteronomy 12:11-12 and 17-18, which describe the offerings in detail.

Bro Trevor Snow

10 Go through, go through the gates [ She'arim]; prepare ye the way of the people [Derech HaAm]; [Build up, build up] the highway [mesilah]; gather out the stones; lift up a standard [ [nes (visible banner) for the people over HaAmim (the Nations).].

His royal entrance to Zion

The majestic entrance gates to the Temple are opened to permit the great Messiah to enter in, so that he might receive the praises and honour of all his subjects.

"Go through, go through the gates"

- The majestic Temple will be constructed on Zion's hill, permitting all of mankind to attend in order to express thanksgiving and praise to Heaven.

Construction will be completed at the end of the period of fifty years following the return of the Master, and a great ceremony will be conducted as the Rainbowed Angel, with the Lord Jesus Christ at its head enters the Eastern Gates to receive the adulation of all the nations.

"Prepare ye the way of the people" -

Previously the gates were closed against the Jewish people desiring to return to the Land, but now are open wide to permit their entrance. Worshippers will be invited to attend the Temple, in order to participate in the Feast of Tabernacles, and to acknowledge that blessings are provided by Yahweh (Zech. 14:16).

"Cast up, cast up the highway" -

Isaiah has already prophesied of this time (see ch. 57:14-15), and the prophecy again depicts that every obstacle on the highway will be removed to allow easy and unrestricted passage to the Temple (cp. Isa. 40:3-4; 57:14).

"Gather out the stones" -

Roads are built as though to a city of refuge (Deu. 19:3; cp. Heb. 6:18). Thus, to make a smooth path on which the worshippers can travel with ease. Rough stones are piled up in heaps out of the way of those journeying to Zion.

"Lift up a standard for the people" -

Heb. nes, a flag, a signal; thus a banner, pole, standard as when an army is about to march. The standard is a banner that might be reared up for the warriors to rally around it. This is the Standard of the Deliverer of Romans 11:26. Indicating also the consummation of the warfare declared in Exodus 17:14, 16. Cp. Isa. 49:22.

Bro Trevor Snow

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

"And they shall call them"

— See Zech. 8:23. Jewry will become the "first dominion" in the Millennium (Mic. 4:8), to be acknowledged by all the Gentile powers (Psa. 72:11).

"The holy people"

— Israel will be constituted as the future Levites, ministering to the worshippers as they come to Zion to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Zech. 14:16). See also: Isa. 60:21; cp. Exo. 19:5-6; Deu. 7:6; 26:19; 30:6.

"The Redeemed of Yahweh"

— Heb. gaal, a divine title of the Redeemer (Ruth 4; Psa. 107:2; Isa. 35:9; 63:4; Rom. 11:25-26).

"And thou shalt be called, Sought out"

— Heb. darash, to search after; to enquire (Zech 8:23; 14:16). Thus Zion will be revealed as a temple-city (Zech 2:11), to which all mankind will willingly visit for worship and spiritual instruction (Isa. 2:3).

"A city not forsaken"

— As it has been in the past; the future will see a change in the fortunes of Jerusalem. Zion will be elevated (Isa. 2:2), a city divinely protected (Isa. 54:17; Zech. 2:5).

Bro Trevor Snow

In a small moment I have forsaken thee, And in great mercies I do gather thee - YLT