Isaiah 44:1-5 Hear Me now, Jacob My servant – My chosen one: Thus says the Lord, your maker and helper, who fashioned you from birth. Have no fear, you whom I have chosen, for I shall pour down rain upon the thirsty Land. I shall pour out My spirit on your offspring, My blessings on your children. They will grow and prosper and will call themselves by holy names. Ezekiel 37:14
The Lord’s righteous Christian people, all those who trust Him and obey His commands, whether they be true descendants of Jacob or grafted in.
Isaiah 44:6-8 The Lord, the Redeemer and King of Israel, says: I am the Alpha and the Omega, there is no God but Me. Who else is like Me , let him speak up and foretell what is yet to be. Take heart, have no fear, I have told you long ago of the future and you are My witnesses. The prophets have told us what will happen, simply read the Scriptures and pray for understanding. Jeremiah 33:3, 2 Peter 2:19
Isaiah 44:9-20 Those who make and worship idols are less than nothing, their ignorance shows up their foolishness – all their labour and worship is wasted. Their deluded minds have led them astray and they cannot recover their senses enough to say: These things are a sham and a delusion. Psalm 135:15-18
Isaiah 44:21-23 Israel; never forget Me, for you are My servants, I made you for My service. Turn back to Me, you Israelites, for I have redeemed you. I have swept away your transgressions like a mist. Shout in triumph, you heavens and earth, cry out for joy, for the Lord has redeemed His people and through them, He wins glory
This is written in past tense, as though it was already done. So we can be sure that it will happen. The Lord’s people, righteous Israel are His witnesses and His servants. They are redeemed and forgiven. It is through them, living once again, as they will in the Holy Land, that He displays His glory. Psalm 47:2-4, Isaiah 65:8-9
Isaiah 44:24-26a Your Maker and Redeemer says: It was I who made all things, I show up those who speak falsely and I make nonsense of what, so called, wise men say. But I confirm My servants prophesies and bring about My messengers plans.
Isaiah 44:26b Of Jerusalem, I say: She will be inhabited once more and the towns of Judah will be rebuilt, I shall restore their ruins.
Wonderful are the blessings promised to His people;
Colossians 1:11-12 In His glorious might, may He give you the strength to meet whatever is to come. Let us give joyful thanks to Him, who has made us fit to share the heritage of His people, in the Kingdom of light.
Isaiah 35:10 The Lord’s people, set free, will live again in Zion, gladness and joy will be theirs, while suffering and sorrow flee away.
Hosea 14:4-7 I shall heal My people’s apostasy, then love them freely. They will flourish. Amos 9:13-15
Reference; REB. Some verses abridged.