ISAIAH 28:5 But in that future Messianic day the Lord of Hosts shall become a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the converted remnant of His people;
Crown – c) to encircle (for attack or protection)
Diadem – c) a crown (as encircling the head), also a turn of affairs.
The last days will be a time of recompense, Romans 2:6 For He will render to every man according to his works — justly, as his deeds deserve:
7. To those who by patient persistence in well doing (springing from piety) seek for unseen but sure glory and honor and the eternal blessedness of immortality, He will give eternal life.
8. But for those who are self-seeking and self-willed and disobedient to the Truth but responsive to wickedness, there will be indignation and wrath. Amp.
There will be a significant difference from God’s blessed last days remnant. As there will be a great outpouring of His Spirit in the last days, It will fall first on His chosen remnant who have been alone with Him seeking His Face and having sweet communion with Him.
The Holy Spirit fell in the upper room first. The disciples had been seeking the Lord in prayer. They received the tongues of fire and then preached to the crowd. So there will be a latter rain that prepares the fields for the final harvest. It will be clear who receive this outpouring of glory and who receive His wrath.
There are many in the Church today who seem to belong to the Lord and have works that look good on the outside. Matthew 7:20 Therefore you will fully know them by their fruits. 21. Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father.
He is saying that many will have numbers but do the numbers belong to Him? Is the fruit healthy or diseased? The only fruit that matters is the fruit of the Spirit. When He looks upon us, He is looking at who or what we are becoming. No one stands still. Either you go forward in holiness or you go backward in decay.
There are many shepherds and many churches today. If the shepherds follow their own fleshly, selfish desires, their numbers will do the same. Their blood will be on their hands. And as Matt. 7:24-27 says, when the rain, wind and floods come, only the house that is built on the rock of obedience to Christ will survive.
Zechariah 9:16 And the Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people, for they shall be as the precious jewels of a crown, lifted high over and shining glitteringly upon His land. 17. For how great is God’s goodness and how great is His beauty! And how great He will make Israel’s goodliness and Israel’s beauty…
The beauty of the Lord is nothing like the fleshly beauty that is of this world. There is a beauty in His holiness that nothing can surpass. When He pours out His goodness and beauty into His people they will shine like no others have ever done.
This belongs to the last days remnant and army who are of a different breed. They have waited a very long time and will be rewarded with a new thing. Something we can not fathom is coming. Help us to be a part of this wonderful outpouring. Thank You Jesus!