In the final book of the Bible, the book of Revelation depicts a battle of epic proportions. Although many people see the book of Revelation as a book of doom and gloom, the truth is, the book lays out the ultimate end of evil. We could say that Isaiah is a lens, through which, we can read the entire New Testament, so isn’t this ultimate end to evil exactly what Isaiah has been all about? What appears to be doom for humanity, is actually the good news that God’s ultimate servant, Jesus, came not to destroy humanity, but to save it from the evil that has permeated all of creation. The cross was not the defeat of God or humanity, but the defeat of the serpent of old…Satan himself.
12 You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. 2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. 5 “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. 6 Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
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Isaac Serrano is Lead Teaching Pastor of South Valley Community Church. He likes talking theology, history, and culture. Isaac lives in Gilroy with his family. On his days off, he likes to go fishing and venture outdoors. Isaac serves on the leadership board for the Regeneration Project and the school board of Pacific Point Christian Schools.