Throughout the book of Isaiah I can see that the heart of God is to save His people. Even the name Isaiah means God is Salvation. God’s people let Him down and because of disobedience life had become difficult for them, but He wanted their lives to get back to His plan for them. Isaiah chapter 60 is a beautiful example of what God wanted for His children.
Instead of violence, destruction, and deterioration, He wanted peace, restoration and security. He was so clear in His agenda for His people, it was salvation. As in Isaiah 60:18, He wanted them to be able to call the borders of their homes and lives, salvation.
The Hebrew word for salvation here is yesha and it is related to the name Yeshua, which is the name Jesus. Jesus’ name means salvation and salvation in Hebrew has the same meaning as in the Greek, which we learned in yesterday’s devotion means deliverance, help, prosperity, security, victories, preservation, safety, and welfare. So, I can call the borders of my life ‘Jesus’. His blood is the boundary of my life. This was and still is the heart of God for His children. Because you live in Christ His blood is your borderline and if something is not of God’s Kingdom, it has no rightful entry within your borders.
Remember the Passover of the Israelites where the blood of a spotless lamb had to be spread on the doorposts, and the Angel of Death could not come into that home? 1 Corinthians 5:7 calls Jesus our Passover lamb. Or how about Rahab the prostitute who had an agreement with the children of Israel that no harm or destruction would come to anyone within the walls of her home as long as she let a blood-red cord hang from her window? This cord was a type and shadow of Jesus’ blood and its power for all those in Christ to call their walls salvation. The blood of Christ is a boundary line which legally says, “Only salvation happens in here.”