Nations continue to rise against Israel. But, God’s covenant towards Israel is everlasting. And, Jesus who Isaiah foretold as the Branch of God, was like a tree cut down, but regrew, and produced many trees. And, the destruction of Israel that Isaiah predicted, will once again increase into a great people, respected by other nations.
The Bible warns us in numerous places to follow after God, so that your name remains in the Book of Life. There is a Book of Life, and a Lamb’s Book of Life. Everyone’s name is in the Book of Life. But, when you accept Christ as your Savior, your name is added to the Lamb’s Book of life. But, if you choose not to follow Christ, your name will also be blotted out of the Book of Life.
God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. We cannot do it on our own, but through God’s love we can restore others, knowing that we too can fall away. And as it says in Isaiah chapter 4, the Lord wants to cleanse us, and be our refuge and our hiding place from the storm and rain.