“For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody”. (Isaiah 51:3)
The modern day Israelites have transformed their land in the last 90 years, but the Father looks further ahead, to the transformation of the Land to appear as Eden, when it will be the capital of the world.
“Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean”. (Isaiah 52:1)
The Lord pictures the land as the perfect place He desires in which to dwell, with everything which could offend Him cast out.
“The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel”. (Isaiah 60:14)
This is an amazing picture of the nations which despised and fought against Israel, being forced to bow before Zion, ‘the City of the Lord’.
“Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him”. (Isaiah 62:11)
A wonderful picture of the coming of the Lord Jesus, to ‘save the tents of Judah first’.