Isaiah 25: There he will remove the cloud of gloom

today’s watch: the watchman sees Good News. “The morning comes”. Remember Isaiah 21:12: “the morning comes and also the night.”

What are the positive words today that give hope to those of us who believe and are watching and praying?

  1. God plans and carries out His plan just as He has revealed and spoken.
  2. He will remove the evil things and put in the good things.
  3. He will invite all the people (no favoritism) to join Him in celebration of His goodness.
  4. He mentions specifically those whom nobody really bother: The needy. The poor.
  5. He offers shelter and refuge (from the natural elements and the cloud of gloom-economic bad report- we read in the previous chapters)
  6. He is our God. We can trust Him.

The Power that Jesus has:

Romans 8:2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
Revelation 1:18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.
Revelation 20:14 Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death.

_________________Bible verses from Isaiah 25

Isaiah 25 New Living Translation (NLT) Praise for Judgment and Salvation

1 O Lord, I will honor and praise your name,
for you are my God.
You do such wonderful things!
You planned them long ago,
and now you have accomplished them.
2 You turn mighty cities into heaps of ruins.
Cities with strong walls are turned to rubble.
Beautiful palaces in distant lands disappear
and will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore, strong nations will declare your glory;
ruthless nations will fear you.

4 But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord,
a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.
You are a refuge from the storm
and a shelter from the heat.
For the oppressive acts of ruthless people
are like a storm beating against a wall,
5 or like the relentless heat of the desert.
But you silence the roar of foreign nations.
As the shade of a cloud cools relentless heat,
so the boastful songs of ruthless people are stilled.

6 In Jerusalem,[a] the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will spread a wonderful feast
for all the people of the world.
It will be a delicious banquet
with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat.
7 There he will remove the cloud of gloom,
the shadow of death that hangs over the earth.
8 He will swallow up death forever!
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears.
He will remove forever all insults and mockery
against his land and people.
The Lord has spoken!

9 In that day the people will proclaim,
“This is our God!
We trusted in him, and he saved us!
This is the Lord, in whom we trusted.
Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!”
10 For the Lord’s hand of blessing will rest on Jerusalem.
But Moab will be crushed.
It will be like straw trampled down and left to rot.
11 God will push down Moab’s people
as a swimmer pushes down water with his hands.
He will end their pride
and all their evil works.
12 The high walls of Moab will be demolished.
They will be brought down to the ground,
down into the dust.

Footnotes:
a.25:6 Hebrew On this mountain; also in 25:10.

He will lift the cloud of gloom
He will remove the cloud of gloom
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