Isaiah 63-66 (The Daily Walk Bible).

From Halley’s Bible Handbook (regarding Isaiah 65-66): “These two chapters are God’s answer to the exiles’ prayer of the previous two chapters. The prayer shall be answered. The faithful remnant shall be restored (65:8–10). New nations shall be brought into the fold (65:1; 66:8). All shall be called by a new name (65:15). They shall inherit new heavens and a new earth (65:17; 66:22). The faithful and the disobedient shall be forever separated, with eternal blessedness for the righteous ones, eternal punishment for the others (66:22–24). Jesus Himself endorsed these words (Mark 9:48). Peter’s closing message to Christians was to keep their eyes on the new heavens and the new earth (2 Peter 3:10–14). The Bible reaches its final climax in a magnificent vision of the new heavens and the new earth in Revelation 21–22, which is an expansion of the vision of Isaiah 66. No temple or sacrifice, it seems, will be needed in the new order (66:1–4), because ‘now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them’ (Revelation 21:3).” Hallelujah!

Also from HBH:

A Summary of Isaiah’s Predictions
Fulfilled in His Own Lifetime


• Judah will be delivered from Syria and Israel (7:4–7, 16)
• Syria and Israel will be destroyed by Assyria (8:4; 17:1–14)
• Assyria will invade Judah (8:7–8)
• Philistines will be subjugated (14:28–32)
• Moab will be plundered (15 and 16)
• Egypt and Ethiopia will be conquered by Assyria (20:4)
• Arabia will be pillaged (21:13–17)
• Tyre will be subdued (23:1–12)
• Jerusalem will be delivered from Assyria (see under 36)
• Hezekiah’s life will be extended 15 years (38:5)


Fulfilled After Isaiah’s Time


• Babylonian captivity (39:5–7)
• Babylon will be overthrown by Cyrus (46:11)
• And the Medes and Elamites (13:17; 21:2; 48:14)
• Babylon’s perpetual desolation (13:20–22)
• Cyrus called by name (44:28; 45:13)
• Israel will be restored (27:12–13; 48:20; 51:14)
• Israel’s religion will permeate Egypt and Assyria (19:18–25)
• Israel’s religion will spread over the whole world (27:2–6)
• Tyre’s captivity and restoration (23:13–18)
• Edom’s perpetual desolation (34:5–17)


About the Messiah


• His advent (40:3–5)
• His virgin birth (7:14)
• Galilee will be the scene of His ministry (9:1–2)
• His deity and the eternity of His throne (9:6–7)
• His sufferings (53)
• He will die with the wicked (53:9)
• He will be buried with the rich (53:9)
• The might and gentleness of His reign (40:10–11)
• The righteousness and blessings of His reign (32:1–8; 61:1–3)
• His justice and kindness (42:3–4, 7)
• His rule over Gentiles (2:2–3; 42:1, 6; 49:6; 55:4–5; 56:6; 60:3–5)
• His vast influence (49:7, 23)
• Idols will disappear (2:18)
• A warless world will be brought into being (2:4; 65:25)
• The earth will be destroyed (24; 26:21; 34:1–4)
• Death will be destroyed (25:8; 26:19)
• God’s people will be called by a new name (62:2; 65:15)
• A new heaven and a new earth will be created (65:17; 66:22)
• The righteous and the wicked will be eternally separated (66:15, 22–24

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