As surely as my new heavens and earth will remain,
so will you always be my people,
with a name that will never disappear,”
says the Lord.
“All humanity will come to worship me
from week to week
and from month to month.
And as they go out, they will see
the dead bodies of those who have rebelled against me.
For the worms that devour them will never die,
and the fire that burns them will never go out.
All who pass by
will view them with utter horror.” Isaiah 66:22-24 NLT
Isaiah began the book by confronting false worship (see Isaiah 1:10-15). Then it ends celebrating true and eternal worship. “All humanity will come to worship me from week to week and from month to month.” Isaiah concludes foreseeing the new heaven and new earth where the people of God will be with Him for eternity. The book ends in seemingly negative note. His vision includes the eternal destiny of those who rejected God’s offer of salvation. This is what the Lord Jesus Christ used to provide an image of hell. “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons” (Matthew 25:41). The Book of Isaiah has presented alternatives to prevent people from going to hell. Trust the Lord and you will live for eternity. He expounded on the grace and mercy of God. He explained God’s offer of forgiveness. He also highlighted God’s expectation of living a life of holiness. He cited God’s gift of peace for those who will seek His righteousness. Then he pleads for faith that result to obedience and a delight to the things of God. Those that trusted God will be comforted (See Isaiah 12:1; 40:1–2; 49:13; 51:3, 19; 52:9; 54:11; 57:18; 61:2; 66:13. But God won’t be able to provide comfort to those that resist Him. If you insist on your own way and you are comfortable doing that, something is totally wrong. That fabricated comfort will lead to false confidence and will result to God’s judgment. When you think that you are too good to be helped by God, then you do not need to be in the presence of God for eternity. Those who know themselves sinners and have no ability to save themselves will come to God and they will receive eternal life. There will be only two final destinies; eternal life or eternal death, which one will you choose? God himself came to this world to suffer the penalty of sin so we will not go through the punishment we deserve. He took upon Himself paying the price for our sin through His body and blood. Let us stop our folly and instead humble ourselves owning our sin and guilt so we can receive God’s love through Jesus Christ. So, do not wait for time is fast coming to an end.