Revival Sermon: The Crowning Day is Coming
A Sermon on Isaiah 63:1-6
God’s Vengeance on the Nations
1Who is this who comes from Edom,
With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,
Marching in the greatness of His strength?
“It is I, the One who speaks in righteousness, mighty to save.”
2Why is …
1Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth …
What does it mean that the Lord has conquered Edom? In this sermon from Isaiah 63:1–6 titled “Revival Sermon: The Crowning Day is Coming,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the prophecy of Isaiah where God has conquered Edom, the enemy of Israel. This prophecy looks forward to the day when God will destroy all the enemies of His people and those that persecute the church. He does this by dying upon the cross for sinners. Jesus Christ is the means of overcoming sin, evil, and the devil. Jesus has come to make sinners righteous by granting them His righteousness and adopting them into God’s family. All this is seen in God overcoming Edom. What does this mean for the Christian’s everyday life? This declaration of what God has done in Jesus Christ is the great and only hope. The truth that God has saved His people by His own hand is at the heart of the gospel because Jesus alone saves. It also tells that all who reject the gospel are enemies of God and under His judgment. The only escape from the wrath of God is through faith in Christ. This sermon is a call for all to believe in Jesus.
- The prophet Isaiah receives a vision of a glorious figure coming from Edom, indicating a great victory.
- Edom represents the enemies of God and His people.
- The vision is meant to encourage the prophet and God's people in a time of difficulty.
- God gives such encouragements to strengthen His people in prayer and intercession.
- The glorious figure is none other than the Son of God, the King of glory. He is the only hope.
- His glory, majesty, power, and righteousness are a comfort. He speaks with righteousness and will surely fulfill His promises.
- His anger and fury are against the enemies of God, indicating He will defeat them. This is a comfort.
- He has conquered alone. No one was with Him or helped Him. Salvation is through Christ alone.
- He conquered through His death on the cross, defeating sin, death, and the devil.
- He rose from the dead, demonstrating victory over death itself.
- He has revived the church throughout history when she was thought finished. Revival is His work alone.
- He will come again in glory to defeat all enemies and usher in His eternal kingdom.
- It is a privilege to belong to such a Savior and King. There is nothing more terrible than not belonging to Him.
- We should pray for the lost and for revival so they can be saved from His wrath.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.