This lesson is about Israel’s Song in the Millennium.
In the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ, Israel will sing this song because they’ll:
Trust in the Lord – v.1-4 – They’ll trust him for:
- Strength – their city, Jerusalem, will be strong because the LORD Jehovah will be there – the name Jehovah by itself only shows up four times in scripture [Ex 6:3; Ps 83:18; Is 12:2; and here] – it is always in connection with his second coming, which the Exodus from Egypt foreshadows.
- Salvation – at this time all Israel will be saved – Rom 11:25-26.
- Honor – v.2 – it will be an honor to have the Lord Jesus Christ in the city – the righteous nations of the world will enter the city to worship the Lord there [Is 60:10-12; Zech 8:21-22].
- Peace – v.3 – there will be peace in Jerusalem – Ps 128:5-6.
Tread Down the Proud – v.5-6 – They that dwell on high and the lofty city will be laid low – any city that exalts itself will be brought down – consider Mystery Babylon [Rev 18:7] and Sodom [Ezek 16:49] – the Lord will bring them down and the feet of the poor and needy [the persecuted saints in the Millennium] will tread them [like Rom 16:20].
Walk in Uprightness – v.7-9 – things then will be so much better than now – today our world is dominated by unrighteousness – we have to pray to lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty – but then righteousness and peace will prevail – Ps 15:1-2; Ps 85:10-13.
Show Favour to the Wicked – v.10-11 – It’s the nature of the Lord to be kind to them [Lk 6:35] and to be good [Rom 2:4] in order to lead them to repentance – but the wicked in the millennium will not learn righteousness – he’ll deal unjustly and not behold the majesty of the Lord [he’s there Ezek 48:35] – but by the end of the millennium they’ll see and they will be ashamed of their envy against his people – they will be devoured by fire [Rev 20:7-9].
Overcome their Oppressors – Egypt [Pharaoh], Babylon [Nebuchadnezzar], Media/Persia [Darius and Cyrus], Greece [Alexander], Rome [Herod] and the antichrist will have all oppressed Israel – at the end of the Tribulation, God will wipe out Israel’s oppressors and even destroy their memory – they will not rise again [see Is 14:2-3].
Increase their Nation – v.15 – Israel will be increased in fulfillment of Gen 15:5 [see Ezek 36:33-38].
Be born again – v.16-19 – Israel had its first birth in Ex 4:22 and they will have their second birth at the beginning of the millennium in Is 66:7-8 – the bodies of Israel’s dead saints will be resurrected [Ezek 37:1-14].
Conclusion: v.20-21 – They’ll finally sing this song when they make it through the Tribulation.