The following commentary covers Chapters 64 and 65.
answer: the full revelation of His dealings in grace; the
The next two chapters give
us a full revelation of the dealings of God in answer to
this appeal. First of all, God, through His grace, had
been sought after by others. He had made Himself known to
those who were not called by His name. The infinite and
sovereign grace of God had sought out the poor Gentiles.
At the same time, with infinite patience, He had
stretched forth His hands to a people who would not have
Him to a people who provoked Him continually in the
grossest manner. And now He declares His mind. The people
that forsook Him shall be judged; He will number them
with the sword; they shall bow down to the slaughter. But
there shall be an elect remnant in gracethe
servants of Jehovah, who shall be spared and blessed (v.
11, 12, 8, 9, 13, 15). Jehovah would then introduce an
entirely new order of things, in which the truth of His
promises should be acknowledged, and the former things
should be quite forgottennew heavens and a new
earth, not as yet with respect to the physical change,
but the moral order of which should be entirely new. It
should not be only a new order of things on the earth,
which the power of evil in the heavens might spoil, as in
former days; the state of the heavens themselves should
be new. We learn elsewhere that Satan will have been cast
out, and his power there gone for ever.  Indeed, this would have been the
occasion of the last terrible trials in Jerusalem. But
now Jerusalem should be blessed in the earth, and her
people should enjoy the gifts of Jehovah in as long a
life as that of men before the flood. A man of a hundred
years old should be a child; and if any one should die at
that age, he must be looked upon as cut off by the curse
of God. God would always grant the prayers of His people.
Peace should be established, and there should be no evil
in all His holy mountain. This is the millennial state of
 Hence, when the Lord enters into
Jerusalem as Jehovah Messiah, it is said (Luke 19: 38)
"peace in heaven."