Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace!
Celebrate your feasts, O Judah;
Pay your vows.
For never again will the wicked one pass through you;
He is cut off completely.
The Divine Son Of God came down among us preaching the Good News, announcing peace. Lord Jesus came preaching the joyful news of peace with God though the forgiveness of sins. He spoke to the poor and downcast. He addressed the rich and powerful. He walked among the sick and mingled with the outcast. He befriended sinners and even those who were agents of an evil government. He touched the untouchable. Spoke demons into the abyss. Breathed life back into the dead. Faced the enemy with a flint-like resolve and defeated Him through His Own death. The implications are almost unbelievable.
He has fulfilled the message of the prophets of old. His work compels us to rejoice. His sacrifice motivates us to willingly submit our lives and pledge our hearts to His Way. We are saved not only from death but also from the agent of death – satan himself. This wicked one will never again pass through the heart of the believer. He’s been locked out by the blood of Jesus. He has been cut off by the amazing cross of Jesus Christ. His chief weapon of destruction, death, has been defeated.
It is finished.