Yesterday we read about the destruction of the whole world and the salvation of the few who call Jesus Lord. Today we get to see a glimpse of eternity with God.
Verses 6-9 read,
“On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7 And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” He will make a feast for us. This celebratory meal isn’t just a one-time thing. It is forever. No more struggling to eat. God’s provision of our needs will be so perfect and complete that even food will be a party and the food will be the best of the best. And the banquet to celebrate coming together with Jesus forever is not even close to the best part.
He will swallow up death forever. It will be utterly and completely gone. And every tear, every sadness will be comforted and wiped away.
He will be at complete peace with us, without death, with sin, without corruption. There will no longer be any separation between us and our Lord. He is there with us face to face. Our faith in the Invisible will be rewarded by knowing Him completely without the veil and without the separation of natural and supernatural.
Believers, we have a taste of that now! We have peace with God through the blood of Jesus Christ. We have all His awesome wonderful gifts and provision. We know that we have eternal life in Him and with Him. One day it will al come to fruition. One day this brief life that seems so important will be over and our everlasting and infinite life with our Lord will be more than just hope.