Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”
We recognize this passage of scripture to have a prophetic meaning and this will be the focus of this post. It is evident by contextual reading that this prophecy spanned more than just the incarnation, death, burial, resurrection and even ascension of Jesus Christ. Truly, we are not “saved” (I will post on the word “saved” later) until the catching away; when mortality takes on immortality, when we hear those words, “well done, thy good and faithful servant”. The ultimate fulfillment of “God is become our Salvation”; when He ultimately “saves” us from sin, is when we are caught up to forever be with Him. (I Thessalonians 4:17).
So, it seems this prophecy actually spans the incarnation (the Branch in Isaiah 11:1) to the millennial reign following the Second Coming. Isaiah 11:11 says, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people…” When His disciples questioned Him in Acts chapter 1 concerning the time He would “restore again the kingdom to Israel” Jesus answered them saying that they were not to know the exact time when His earthly Kingdom would be established. He did not deny the fact that a kingdom would be set up, He just denied them the knowledge of its timing.
In this verse, as well as in chapter 12:1 the wording “in that day” is used. However, this is not speaking of a particular calendar day but it is speaking of the time when God “is become my salvation”. Chapter 12 seems to depict the rejoicing of Israel; the ones whom God’s anger is turned away because they no longer bear the mark of sin. Then all His people can sing the song of the redeemed; JEHOVAH “is become my salvation”.
God is and will always be my Salvation. (Revelation 11:15-17) His work of redemption began with His incarnation and will end when He calls home all of those who has obeyed His plan, the plan that Peter summarized for us in Acts 2:38. Obedience to the Gospel allows us to take part in God’s plan to “save” His people from their sins.
When we stand before our Savior and hear those words, “Well done” we can together sing the Song of the Redeemed and with full understanding say “I’m saved”! Until then, we are “confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in [us] will perform [complete or finish] it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6)
I would love to know your thoughts and ideas on this subject.