The Messiah brings Restoration (Isaiah 11:5-10)
Knowing that Messiah is bringing the total restoration of creation (peace) should encourage and embolden God’s people today.
I. The fruit of righteousness (Messiah) is peace (5)
II. Three facets of creation restored and at peace (6-8)
B. Change of nature
C. Removal of the Curse
III. Knowledge of God through Christ brings peace (9-10)
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5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.
9 They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. (ESV)