The Voice of the Coming Sovereign
Dr. Joe Temple

Introduction

We will begin reading in Isaiah, chapter 40, verses 1-11:

Isaiah 40

1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.
3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

You will recognize that we have been studying this portion of chapter 40 of the book of Isaiah for several weeks now, reminding you that it is the beginning of the second section of the book and reminding you that the first eleven verses, which we have read, might be designated as the recommission of Isaiah .

We need to keep in mind that Isaiah, in chapter 6, was commissioned to bring a message of judgment, which would break his heart because there would be no response to it. In chapter 40, he was recommissioned to bring a message of comfort, which would encourage his heart, because there would be a great response to it.

We will keep in mind that Isaiah heard one voice when he was commissioned the first time, and we have pointed out to you that he hears four voices as he is recommissioned for this particular message for this particular time.

We have already noticed three of the voices. The first voice in verses 1-2, was a voice of comfort, when in verse 2, God said to Isaiah:

Isaiah 40

2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned…

In verses 3-5, we had the voice of the coming Savior Sovereign, for the voice was to prepare the way. The voice instructed Isaiah to prepare the way for the coming Savior and eventually for the coming Sovereign or for the coming King.

The third voice was found in the paragraph which began with verse 6 and concluded with verse 8 and was what we are pleased to term a voice of faith , emphasizing that though man is as grass and the flower of grass, the Word of our God, or more accurately, we pointed out to you, the promise of our God, shall stand forever. No matter how weak man is, no matter how weak his efforts, the promise of our God is forever and ever.

Message Related to the Second Coming of Christ

The last and fourth voice which we consider today is found in the paragraph which begins with verse 9 and concludes with verse 11. For want of a better designation, I have suggested that we call this the voice of the coming Sovereign . You will recognize in it a similarity between the second voice and the fourth voice. The second voice, you will recall, was the voice of the coming Savior Sovereign ; and when we looked at verses 3-5, we discovered that the emphasis was placed on the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. When we look at verses 9-11, we will discover that the emphasis is placed upon the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In the second voice, of course, the first coming of the Lord Jesus Christ was emphasized, and the second coming was mentioned, but in the fourth voice, the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ has our full attention. In verse 9, we have the message addressed to the messenger, and it reads:

Isaiah 40

9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid…

I am reading to you from the King James version of the Scriptures because I believe it to be the most accurate and any additional information that is needed to enlarge upon the truth can be presented to you as we go along. We want to pause long enough to recognize that other versions do not agree with the immediate address:

Isaiah 40

9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid…

They do not agree, because other translations suggest that the verse should read this way: “Oh Thou that bringest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; O Thou, that bringest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength…”

An Address to the Messenger

Perhaps you are wondering where the error is, and we would like to suggest to you that there is no error. The reason for the two translations, one of them being a suggested translation, is in relation to the gender of the verb, “that bringest good tidings.” It is a feminine gender, therefore some Bible scholars believe that it should be, “O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain.”

There is nothing unscriptural about this because Zion and Jerusalem someday will bring the Gospel to the entire world, so there is no reason we should be afraid to use this particular suggestion in our King James version. However, I personally prefer the other because I believe that the context demands it, for this is a message that is addressed to Isaiah, and the gender of the verb does not apply to the subject of the verb, so we recognize for our discussion today that God is addressing the messenger who is going to bring good tidings to Zion. He is addressing the messenger who is going to bring the good tidings to Jerusalem.

In Isaiah's day, he was the messenger. In our day, we are the messengers, because we have pointed out to you that this entire passage of Scripture which we have been studying together has often been referred to by Bible scholars as instructions for Jewish evangelism. If you are interested in reaching Jews for Christ, then follow the outline that is suggested in this particular portion of the Word of God and your ministry certainly can meet with success.

A Call for Jewish Evangelism

Notice the phrase, bringest good tidings , and let me remind you that that phrase is the translation of one Hebrew word, basar , which simply means “to preach” or “to herald the good news.”

Turn in your Bibles, please, to chapter 61 of the book of Isaiah, verse 1, and recognize a prophecy which is related to the Lord Jesus Christ, where we read:

Isaiah 61

1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Notice the phrase, to preach good tidings . It is the translation of this Hebrew word basar , which means exactly what it says. We are talking about the good tidings. Now, here is an interesting thing. I have often referred to the Septuagint version of the Old Testament that was translated into Greek by seventy Bible scholars; and it is an interesting thing to notice that when they translated Isaiah, chapter 61, verse 1, and when they translated our verse here from chapter 40, they used the Greek word Euangelion , for Gospel , and that is exactly what the message of the individual that is to speak to Zion should be. “O, Thou that bringest the Gospel to Zion; O, Thou that bringest the Gospel to Jerusalem…”

Notice the instructions in Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 9:

Isaiah 40

9…lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid…

These two things are suggested because the testimony to the nation of Israel is always a weak one on the part of the Gentiles. Have you ever stopped to consider the disproportionate allowance that is made in the average assembly of believers between Jewish evangelism and world evangelism? Much money is spent to reach many different nations of the world; very little is spent to reach the Jews for Christ. Jewish evangelism is a weak thing, and it needs to be lifted up with strength.

Jewish evangelism needs to be dealt with with real courage because there is such an anti-Semitic feeling on the part of so many people, and the Jews have left such an unlovely testimony concerning themselves, which I personally believe is part of the curse that God has placed upon them, that if you talk about the evangelization of the Jew you are liable to lay your self open to a great deal of criticism.

You will even be told by some people that the Bible does not recognize any difference between the Jew and the Gentile in our day. They will quote to you from Paul's letter to the Galatians that in the Body of Christ there is no difference between male and female, bond or free, Jew or Gentile. If you say there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile, then you are going to have to say that there is no difference between a man and a woman in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In relation to the opportunity to be saved, that is true. In relation to the privileges that belong to the child of God, that is true. There is no difference between Jew nor Gentile, but there certainly is a difference in their personalities, and there certainly is a difference in the manner in which they must be reached for Christ.

A Place of Attention

If you notice in verse 9, not only was the messenger instructed to lift up his voice with strength, not only was he instructed to lift his voice without fear, but he was told in verse 9:

Isaiah 40

9…get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid…

Naturally, we wonder if it could have been in the mind of the Spirit of God, a particular mountain upon which the evangelist to the nation of Israel should stand. However, when we read this in the original text, we find there is no definite article before the word mountain , which indicates that it is not speaking of a specific mountain, but it is speaking of the figurative mountain which is often used in the Word of God. Turn, please, to chapter 52 of the book of Isaiah and notice, in verse 7, Isaiah's words:

Isaiah 52

7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings…” You see, it is, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that are on a place where they can be heard.” It is a place of attention, a place where they can attract the attention of the people that need the message. Of course, that is always something that is very important for us all to keep in mind if we are witnessing for our Lord. We need to be on the mountain, figuratively speaking. We need to be in the place where attention can be attracted.

That is the reason that we have prayed so long for a television ministry, because we believe that television attracts attention, and we believe that we will be able to reach far more people by means of television than we could ever persuade to come inside the walls of this particular building. We believe it is the mountain of this present day.

I would like for you to turn in your Bibles to the book of Romans, chapter 10, for a comparison to the verse that we have just read. You will notice in Romans, chapter 10, verse 11:

Romans 10

11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, [notice now this quotation from Isaiah, chapter 52] How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

You see, the application is accurate. The application is to anybody who is bringing the Gospel to those who need it. They are spoken of as standing upon a high mountain.

The Content of the Message to Israel

Turn back to Isaiah, chapter 40, and notice with me the contents of the message. The messenger has been addressed. He has been told where to stand. He is told how to give his message, and now he is told what to say. He is told what the content of the Gospel will be.

Someone says, “I know what the content of the Gospel will be. The content of the Gospel is, ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture, and He arose again the third day, according to the Scripture' (I Corinthians 15).” That is the content of the Gospel but, Beloved, will you keep in mind that it is not all of the Gospel? Keep in mind that it is not the full content of the Gospel.

If I were to ask you if it is, you would say, “Yes, it is,” but I would remind you that in Isaiah, chapter 52, verse 7, we brought to your attention not only the fact that the Gospel is related to the death and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, but it is also related to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Isaiah, chapter 52, verse 7, we read that the individual will publish salvation; and the individual said unto Zion, “Thy God reigneth,”and that is the message of the second coming of Christ.

We have some friends in the ministry who look down upon us because we dare to emphasize the truth concerning the second coming of Jesus Christ. They think that we are way out on that subject, and they say that we are dealing with nonessentials. I am always glad to emphasize that it is part of the Gospel, and you have not told the whole story of the Gospel unless you tell that Jesus Christ is coming back again. That is what we had presented to us at the Lord's Table. You remember, the Lord Jesus Christ said, “As oft as you do this, you show forth My death, until I come again.” Every time that we partake of the elements related to the Lord's Table, we are giving testimony not only to His coming the first time, which resulted in His death, but His coming the second time, which will result in glory.

Three Names of God

Here in Isaiah, chapter 40, we have the content of the message. Notice it bit by bit with us. First notice the last statement of verse 9:

Isaiah 40

9…Behold your God!
10Behold, the Lord GOD…

I call your attention to these statements because the three names of God are mentioned in these two statements. “Behold your God.” That is the translation of the Hebrew word Elohim , and of course the word Elohim is really a plural word. Elowahh is the singular, and Elohim is the plural. What God is saying to His messenger is, “Say to the nation of Israel, behold your Gods,” which is the basis of the message of the Gospel to Israel as it is found in Deuteronomy, chapter 6, verse 4:

Deuteronomy 6

4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

You find this very same word here. Literally it is, “Behold the LORD our Gods is one LORD.” That is important to tell to the nation of Israel, because the average Israelite will say, “I worship only one God, and you want me to worship two or three.” We say to them, “No, the LORD our Gods is one LORD.” “Behold your Gods. Behold your Elohim.”

In verse 10 notice: “Behold the Lord.” Will you notice that that is written with the first letter capitalized, the other letters small. We have reminded you that that is our translators' way of showing you that it is the translation of the Hebrew word Adonai which means “Master.” “Behold Elohim. Behold Adonai.” Then God , though it is in our English text exactly the same as the word in the preceding verse, it comes from an entirely different Hebrew word. It is the Hebrew word Yahweh , or as we pronounce it, Jehovah . “Behold Elohim. Behold Adonai. Behold Jehovah.” Every name of God is included in the message.

He is to Come With Strength

Notice the second thing that is brought to our attention. The second content of the message: “Behold the Lord God shall come with strong hand.” You will notice the word hand is in italics. This means that it is not in the original text. Actually it is, “Our God will come with strength,” and you will notice, “His arm shall rule for Him.”

When He came the first time, He didn't come with strength; he came in weakness. When He came the first time, He did not plan to rule with a strong arm; He came to extend those arms on a Cross and let wicked men nail them to a piece of wood, but when He comes a second time, it will be with strength and it will be to rule. Of that you can be sure!

Perhaps you need some additional proof. Not so much for yourselves, but for others to whom you may commit these things, for remember we commit these things to faithful men that you may be able to teach others. There may be folk who say, “That is in the Old Testament. What about the New?”

Turn with me to the book of Revelation, chapter 19, which describes the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. We will not take the time to read the entire passage, but down in verse 15 we read:

Revelation 19

15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: [notice] and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Glance now at verse 11, and notice a summary of the entire scene by way of introduction:

Revelation 19

11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge [rule] and make war.

That is speaking of His arm ruling and His coming in strength.

The Reward of the Saints

Now, back to Isaiah, chapter 40, and we notice the fourth thing that is brought to our attention as we think of the message. It is “behold His reward is with Him.” Yes, when He comes back this second time, He is coming to reward His Saints. We think about the rewards of believers in this particular age as related to crowns that are worn, symbolically at least, indicating the kind of blessing that will be ours because we are faithful in discharge of all of our services.

The Lord Jesus Christ gave a number of parables such as the one in chapter 19 of the book of Luke, in which he gave lessons related to the rewards which the Lord Jesus Christ would bring back with Him when He came to establish His righteous reign upon the earth. In Luke, chapter 19, you would recognize the parable where the individuals were given a certain number of pounds to trade with while their lord was gone. When he came back and asked for an accounting, they were given rewards according to the faithfulness they expended in relation to the thing that was committed to their care. What was the reward? The reward was a place of authority over five cities, ten cities, or one city, as the case may be.

We do not have time to go into a detailed discussion of it, but the Bible very plainly teaches that we are going to rule and to reign with Christ for a thousand years. When He comes back to establish that righteous reign, He will come back with the plans already laid; and you will find out then whether you will be a ruler over one city or five cities or ten cities, or perhaps no city, but His reward is with Him when He comes.

The Work of the Lord

Notice in Isaiah, chapter 40, the fifth thing that is the content of the message: “His work is before Him.” This phrase intrigued me when I first saw it, and I said, “What does it mean?”

The first thought that came to my mind was that His work was cut out for Him. He is coming to rule and to reign. That is the thing that He has come to do. If I had stopped right there, I would not have been unscriptural, because that is what He is coming to do. He is coming to rule and to reign, and His work is cut out for Him, just like it was cut out for Him the first time He came. You remember the first time that he came, He said, “I am come to do My Father's will.” What was His Father's will? It was to die on the Cross. It was cut out for Him. When He comes back the second time, what is He coming for? He is coming to rule and to reign.

His work is cut out for Him, but somehow I could not be satisfied with that interpretation, and the Spirit of God prompted me to go behind the scene, so to speak, and do a little digging. I came up with a marvelous truth to my way of thinking, something that had never occurred to me before. Don't misunderstand me. You notice what I said: It had never occurred to me before. That doesn't mean that it has never occurred to anybody else, and perhaps you have already seen this in some commentary, and perhaps I might if I had come across the commentary. That is the wonderful thing about studying the Word. When the Holy Spirit reveals a truth to you, it is your truth. You may read it in a commentary sometime later, but you can always say, “Thank you, God.” The Holy Spirit is consistent. He revealed it to this brother a hundred years ago, but He revealed it to me just yesterday.

Look at the word work , and notice that it comes from the Hebrew word pullah . That word pullah is translated “work” here only. Elsewhere it is translated, of all things, “wages” or “hire” or “payment.” Look at Leviticus, chapter 19, for an illustration of this thing I am talking about. In this passage, there are some regulations related to the way that men ought to live. In verse 13, we read:

Leviticus 19

13Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

Notice that last statement:

Leviticus 19

13…the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

May I digress for just a moment or two? Some of the principles that are in the book of Leviticus are applicable to this age of grace, and this is one that is applicable. Some of you get paid by the month, and some of you get paid by the quarter, and some of you by the year. Maybe none of you get paid by the day, but do you know that there are some people who do, and God was so interested in their welfare that He said, “People, it is not right to keep the wages of a man all night. When his work is finished, you ought to pay him. He may need it.”

We have some folk who work for us occasionally. We have always been very, very, careful to see to it that they had their money when their work was finished, because we have discovered that in many instances the money that they worked for, in the house or in the yard all day long, was going to buy their food that night. Years ago I came across this passage of Scripture, and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart about it. It isn't right to keep the wages that people need.

I asked you to turn to this passage of Scripture that you might look at the word wages , for this word is the translation of the Hebrew word pullah , that is translated in Isaiah, chapter 40, as “work.” Let me read this to you with that thought in mind and see if it doesn't bring to your mind a wonderful thought: “Behold the Lord God will come with strong hands, and His arms shall rule for Him. Behold His reward is with Him, and His wages are in His hands.” That is the literal meaning of the verse. “His wages.” What are His wages?

The Wages of the Savior

Look at Isaiah, chapter 53, which describes the work that the Lord Jesus Christ did when He came the first time. Notice the paragraph which begins with verse 10:

Isaiah 53

10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied…

Notice the word seed , and notice the word travail . Isaiah speaks of all of this in the future, because it was, as far as his day was concerned, but it is all passed now. What are the wages of the Savior? The wages of the Savior are those souls whom He died to save. They are His payment. They represent the travail of His soul. They represent that which is His seed, and that is in keeping with the entire Scripture, because God promised the Lord Jesus Christ that He would give Him nations of the world for His inheritance.

There is a song that says, “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus.” It has a very precious message for us. I don't know how much you have been called upon to suffer. I think we can honestly say that most of us have suffered very little for the Lord Jesus Christ and for our faithfulness to Him, but whatever we may have suffered or how big it may have seemed to us, when we stand in His presence we will be able to sing, “It will be worth it all.”

It is worth it all, but have you ever stopped to think that when the Lord Jesus Christ presents us—yes, us unlovely creatures—to Himself, without spot or blemish or any such thing, He shall be satisfied. No, He is not satisfied now. It would be the heighth of pride for me to tell you that the Lord Jesus Christ is satisfied with me. He isn't, but one day He will be. One day I shall be presented in His presence without spot, blemish, or any such thing, and then He will be satisfied.

Those are His wages, and remember when He comes, He comes not only with His rewards for us, but He comes with His own wages in His hand. That is the reason Jude said, “When I saw Him in vision coming, I saw Him coming with ten thousand [literally, countless numbers] of His Saints.” That is the reason John said in Revelation, chapter 19, that when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, riding upon a white horse, He will be accompanied by unnumbered Saints riding along with Him. I like to think Isaiah had that in mind when he said, “His wages shall be in His hands.”

Return as the Chief Shepherd

Look at Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 11, for the last thing that I want to say to you today. It needs very little comment:

Isaiah 40

11He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

We usually associate the shepherd aspect of our Savior with His first coming, and that is as it should be. He said, “I am the good Shepherd, and the good Shepherd giveth His life for His sheep.” The entire tenth chapter of the Gospel of John was written to describe the shepherd character of the Lord Jesus Christ, and there is a sense even now that when He feeds His flock like a shepherd, or even now when He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them in His bosom, when He gently leads those that are with young, it speaks of the thoughtfulness of the Shepherd. Here is a ewe about to give birth to a lamb. If he runs the ewe too hard, they will lose the lamb. He is gentle. He understands, so He gently leads those that are with young.

There is a sense in which the Good Shepherd of the sheep is doing that very thing now, but turn to I Peter, chapter 5, as I remind you that the shepherd character of the Lord Jesus Christ is not related solely to His first coming, but it is related to His second coming, as well. I Peter, chapter 5, verse 1:

I Peter 5

1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
4[Notice very carefully] And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

When the Lord Jesus Christ comes the second time, He is referred to as the Chief Shepherd . Every believer is an undershepherd. If you will open your eyes and your heart, you will find some sheep that the Lord wants you to shepherd. Every believer is an undershepherd, and one day the Chief Shepherd shall appear and what is He going to do? He is going to give you that reward that He brings with Him when He comes. That is the reason that Isaiah said He would feed the flock, and He would take the lamb in His arms, and He would hold them in His bosom, and He would gently lead those that are with young.

Made Perfect In Every Good Work

Turn to Hebrews, chapter 13, and notice the words in verse 20:

Hebrews 13

20Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Notice the words in verse 20 again:

Hebrews 13

20Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep…

He was the Good Shepherd while He was on the earth. He is the Great and the Chief Shepherd now, and someday the Great and the Chief Shepherd will return, and verse 21 tells us what is going to happen. He is going to make you perfect in every good work to do His will.

Let me ask you a question: Do you have a desire to do the will of God? Do you long to do His will? Do you find it very difficult to do? I do. I find it difficult to do His will, no matter how much I want to do it, but there is coming a day when it won't be difficult to do His will. There is coming a day when the Lord Jesus Christ will be on this earth, and men will do His will without any hindrance whatsoever, because the Devil who creates so many hindrances to doing the will of God will be bound, cast into a bottomless pit, and there will be no deterrent to our doing that which pleases the Lord.

This was the fourth voice, and God said to Isaiah, “Isaiah, stand high on the mountain top, lift up your voice with strength and be not afraid; say behold your God, behold your Lord God; He will come with strength; His right arm will rule, and He shall have His reward with Him. He shall have His wages in His hand, and as the Great Chief Shepherd, He will shepherd the flock. He will tend to the lambs, and care for those who are in need.”

Conclusion

That is the message: “Jesus is coming.” If you can get that message across to a member of the Jewish nation, you will find their heart open to the truth of the Gospel.


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