Isaiah 45:22 “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”
LOOK . . . . BE SAVED. The Hebrew text shows a double imperative. In other words we are presented with a double command.
LOOK. Numbers 21:9 “And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” Is there any human being who has not been bitten by “the Dragon, that old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan”? John 3:14 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.”
2 Corinthians 5:21. “He who knew no sin was made sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
ONE LOOK AT THE CROSS is God’s command. ONE LOOK AT THE CROSS and Salvation is secured.
- The Good News is universal. None are excluded. The ends of the earth, the remotest parts of the world, are invited to embrace salvation.
- God is willing to save all; since he would not give an invitation at all unless he was willing to save them.
- There is ample provision for their salvation; since God could not invite them to accept what was not provided for them.
- It is God’s serious and settled purpose that all the ends of the earth shall be invited to embrace the offers of life.
1Timothy 2:4 “God will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” Yes, it is His will, His purpose.
Romans 5:18 “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” This is a doctrinal statement that cannot be denied or misunderstood.
1John 2:2 “And He is the mercy seat for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” This is John’s commentary on Isaiah 45:22. “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth.”
It remains for us to embrace this message, and look to the future ages when God’s Will shall undoubtedly be fulfilled, when even the most incorrigible sinners will eventually acknowledge the serpent’s bite, and “turn their eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face.”
What a wonderful Good News message! What a wonderful Saviour!