A Question I Was Asked:



Can You Explain Isaiah 25:6-9?








Can you explain Isaiah 25:6-9?



UK Apologetics Reply:

Yes, this is a most wonderful prophetic Scripture. Let us look at this:

6. "And the Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; a banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, and refined, aged wine. 7. And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, even the veil which is stretched over all nations. 8. He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. 9. And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Obviously this is a most wonderful prophecy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how, through Him, salvation will be made available to all the peoples of earth. Let us now take this verse-by-verse:

Verse 6. And the Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; a banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, and refined, aged wine.

* Fine food and wine is here - as elsewhere - typical of great spiritual blessings, also note, these blessings are for "all peoples" - no exceptions.

Verse 7. And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, even the veil which is stretched over all nations.

* The 'mountain,' was, of course, Israel but now becomes the Church. The Church can start to "swallow up" this covering. This is a reference to the veil which causes spiritual blindness during the present time. People get sucked into the ways of Satan, people cannot spiritually evaluate things, thousands today do not even believe in either a literal God, or in Satan. When that veil is removed, people will finally see the true spiritual realities. Even those Israelites under the old covenant could only see through this veil. Look at 2 Corinthians 3:

14. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:14-18).

In Christ the veil is largely taken away, yet not entirely during in this present life:

9. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10. but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:9-12).

Verse 8. He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken.

* He will swallow up death for all time..." see 1 Corinthians 15:

54. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." 55. "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 56. The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:54-57).

Also see Revelation 21:
"'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:4).

Finally, verse 9. And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

* And that part is self-explanatory, we all wait for the coming of Christ and for His salvation.

Robin A. Brace. June 27th, 2016.

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