Christian Pilgrim


103. Look Unto Me All The Ends Of The Earth

Isaiah 45:22-25 - "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory."

This passage is NOT a general pleading with sinners to come to God. v.22 is explained by the rest of the passage, i.e. it is not a take-it-or-leave-it invitation, but a command.

Everyone shall bow the knee to Christ, whether in hell or in heaven:

Philippians 2:10 - "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth."

Revelation 5:13 - "And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."

But all those that are "incensed against Him" shall be ashamed, and only the "seed of Israel" i.e. the elect, shall be justified.