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The Swallowing Up of Death

Death Is Swallowed Up in Victory: Isa. 25:6-8

And in this mountain The Lord of hosts will make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, Of well-refined wines on the lees, and He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up [the] death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the Lord has spoken it."

In This Mountain

Of what mountain does the prophet speak? This is the Mountain of the Lords house, the same as Isa. 2:2-4. It is the kingdom of God. It is the time and place of the Messianic banquet. The Gentiles will seek God and the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Isa. 11:8-10 at the time of the Second Exodus, of Isaiah 11. It is the mountain to which God gathers the outcasts of Israel; Isa. 56:7. It is in this mountain in which the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil spread over all nations is done away.

Was This Prophecy Fulfilled in the 6th Century B.C.?

Some suggest the kingdom of God and the Messianic banquet happened in the the 6th century B.C.. The messianic banquet is the time of the marriage of Christ. Did the wedding take place in the 6th century BC also? It is in this mountain where the Lord swallows up “the death” forever? Is it not the mountain of the Lord's house where “the death” is swallowed up? (1 Cor. 15:50-54)

Note verse 50 of 1 Cor.15. There is the kingdom (the mountain of the Lord's house as that which would be “inherited”) not received in the 6th century BC.

The death is Adamic death. It is sin-death. The 6th century does not fulfill all the details of the prophecy. The atonement did not occur at that time. The prophecy pointed to the time of Christ.

God Wipes Away All Tears

It is also "in this mountain" that God will wipe away all tears from all faces. See Revelation 7:17; 21:4. Is this the 6th Cent. B.C.? The wiping away of tears is also found in Isaiah’s prophecy of the gathering of Israel by His Servant. (Isa. 49:5-10). At this time, God’s Servant (Christ) would raise up the tribes of Jacob and restore the preserved ones of Israel.

When? It is when Christ, the Servant would be given as a light to the Gentiles, that he should be God’s salvation to the ends of the earth.