The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:6-9)
Just think of that city, friends. Oh, my. What do we set here in this hot place? What do we do these things? Why do we drive like that? Why do we toil? It’s worth every inch of the way. Oh, the toils of the road will seem nothing, When I get to the end of the way. That’s right. And, oh, what a time that’ll be.
And there Jesus will set on the throne. And out from under the throne will flow the river of Life, trickling down these four walls into little chasms, and into little branches, and come form up a river, and down through by the city. It’ll go right down through the streets like that, and on each side stands the trees of Life that’ll change their fruit every thirty days. Oh, what a city.
And remember, God, the Creator, that created the heavens and earth, is in glory right now preparing that city. Abraham looked for it. He left his home; he separated everything that was dear to him. Why? He was a prophet. And being a prophet, he was connected with the Spirit and part of the Spirit. And Something told him within him, “There is a city,” and he started looking for it. Said, “I’m a pilgrim, a stranger.
I’m looking for a city whose builder and maker is God.” He knew that city was somewhere. Oh, my. And I believe that right on the grounds where he looked for it, right there in Palestine, there’s where it’ll raise up, for it’s on Mount Zion. There’s where she’ll be.
Look where she’ll stretch out into the sea, from sea to sea. Think of that fifteen hundred mile city setting out there on the mountains of the Lord. Oh, that’d be wonderful.
And the lion and the lamb shall lay down together. The lion will eat straw like the bullock. And the bear will be gentle, and the wolf will be tame. What a time it will be. Nothing shall hurt or destroy; everything will be in peace and love. There’ll be no more old age; there’ll be no more sickness, no more dying.
Folks, this is not some Santa Claus story, some mythical something; it’s written in the Word. And never has the Word failed. And to think of the very promise, not back in the Bible day, but in this day, today, not one iota has ever failed of His Word. Oh, I’m bound for that city. I love it, don’t you?