Pastor Tim Romero
Isaiah 25:8–9 (ESV): "8 He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe l away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. 9 It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."
The day is coming when the Lord will put to death all death, pain, and reproach from all people and He will wipe away every tear from their faces. All will rejoice and declare "our God is mighty to save."
Isaiah, after declaring multiple chapters of doom for every king and kingdom on earth (Isa 14-24), makes a declaration of victory. After the final battle that will take place at the end of the Millennial reign of Christ the Lord will cast the devil and his angels, along with every person who has rejected Jesus Christ as Lord, and the old heavens and earth into the Lake of Fire (Rev 20-21) having already created a new heavens and a new earth where death has no presence, pain is non-existent and no tear will be shed. It will truly be paradise for all of eternity.
The place we await Christian is full of rejoicing and jubilee, a place unlike anything we can fathom. That is why we press on in this present darkness for the Light has come and is coming. The suffering we face presently isn't to be compared to the glory that awaits us who are in Christ Jesus (Rom 8:18). As we eagerly look for the coming of the Lord may we spread the hope of heaven through the victory of our glorious Savior Jesus Christ. We will see victory realized soon and very soon. As we wait may we be busy about the Lord's business, amen?
Father, we thank You for Your Word that reveals the glorious truth of redemption and eternity with You. May we make the declaration to all we come in contact with that death has been defeated and life is available through Your Son. Help us to keep the faith and continually rejoice for all You have done and are yet to do we pray in Jesus name, amen!