Jerusalem Behold Your God!
The residue of Jerusalem
by Craig C. White
During the tribulation a small band of Jews who trust in God will be hold-up in Jerusalem. They are called the “residue” of Jerusalem (Zec 14:2). When the land of Israel is decimated and it looks like all hope is lost; Their God will deliver them.
Isa 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
Isaiah 40 below tells the besieged residue in Jerusalem of God’s ability. Soon the whole world will see his power and presence displayed. Their God is able to save. Isaiah 40:11 and 40:29-31 describes the very personal help that God gives to the besieged remnant in their escape from their stronghold.
Isa 40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
Isa 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isa 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Anyone who tries to flee Jerusalem will be captured (Isa 30:16). But those that wait upon the LORD in Jerusalem will be saved at the end. Jesus Christ saves the Jerusalem residue (remnant) in person.
Isaiah 41-66 describes Christ’s punishment of those people who have despised Israel, and the restoration of the nation and land of Israel.