Isaiah 2:2c-3 Global Jewish Law & Values

Isaiah 2:2c-3 …and all the nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

v. 2c This is the last phrase of verse 2. Note the word all in the Hebrew. It means totality, conclusive, every single one, the whole. Every nation will come to the mountain of the Lord in Jerusalem. The nations will come like flowing water. This is clearly the future. Israel was divided a divided kingdom during the time of Isaiah. Leading up to the birth of Christ and during His life, Israel was controlled by Romans. The Jews were dispersed around the world in 70 AD. Since Israel was reborn as a nation in 1948, has the world flowed into Jerusalem to listen to a Jewish leader for instruction? Not exactly.

v. 3 Note the first word of the verse, many. Translated in the Hebrew, it means great, abundant, numerous, exceeding. Notice the attitude of the people. They want to go up to the Lord. It is not just a few souls, it is a bunch of people from all over the world. They are seeking the Lord. Is that the case today? Are people flocking to know what God has to say? If Jesus was literally here on the earth, in Jerusalem, in today’s 2010 world, would vast numbers of people seek him?

The text is very specific who God is. It is the God of the house of Jacob. Jacob was the man whose name was changed to Israel by God (Genesis 32:28). Jacob’s/Israel’s descendants became the nation Israel.

Who is the Lord? Romans 10:9 answers this question. That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Also see Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”

The masses desire to be taught His ways? The will of man consents to the Word of God? That is what this verse is saying. In man’s current condition in 21st Century America, don’t tell him what to do. What he does is his business. There are no moral absolutes. What may be right for one is not necessarily right for another.

Not only does humanity want to know God’s way, but he will do God’s Word. Can you imagine a culture conducting itself according to God’s Law? Granted, the relationship to God takes priority in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17). God mentions those first. Take conduct in relation to the Ten Commandments. Man would not lie, steal, murder, commit adultery, or covet. Think of the economic ramifications. Think of the savings in legal representation and court costs alone. Think of a culture that trusts its fellow man and the accomplishments that would flow from that trust. The result of the relationship to God is moral conduct.

The center of this leadership is Jerusalem. This will be the capital of the world. The specific location is stated twice in this verse. Zion and Jerusalem are synonymous. If this was broadcast today, would the United Nations approve? The UN is doing everything they can to wipe Israel off the face of the map. How about Israel’s neighbors in the Middle East? How would that be received today if a Jewish leader claimed to be King of the world and stated he knew absolute truth? Lastly, would the United States turn over its sovereignty to a Jewish man claiming to be God?

According to Scripture, significant geo-political changes are coming…

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