Note: I have been out of commission since Thursday of last week. My back has been acting up again, and I’ve spent about 80% of my time in bed. Things are considerably better today. I apologize for leaving you hanging at this point in our journey through Isaiah. I plan to finish the chapter, and the book, tomorrow–but sometimes God leads differently than what I plan. In any event we will finish Isaiah before the week is out, and I’m thinking about digging into the Gospel of John next. Again, waiting for God’s clear leading.
Isaiah 66:20-21. 20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters,and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. 21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites , saith the LORD.
Again, God speak of the Gentiles helping to gather Israel from all lands back to the Promised Land where they will become an eternal nation under their Messiah. They will be taken to Israel in a huge number of different ways, all familiar to the people of the time this book was written. The actuality may be more modern vehicles, but we don’t need to make an interpretation there because the simple meaning is clear: All Jews from every land will go back to Jerusalem, and the Gentiles nations will assist them in that return. The mention of the clean vessel shows that all the Israelites who are brought into Millennial glory will have been purged from their old sins and brought to walk in the ways of the Lord, and accordingly He will take of them for “priests and for Levites.”