“A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it; it shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isiah 35:8-10.
The Highway of Holiness is the way leading to the throne of the Messiah in Jerusalem during the Millennial reign of Christ, both literally and spiritually. This Highway is not available to everyone. Only the redeemed, made holy by the cleansing effect of the blood of Christ by faith in Him, will gain admittance to the road and then on to the throne. The redeemed on this path will not be led astray. The word for “astray” implies being enticed to do evil. No wild animals or other dangers will threaten the safety of those traveling the Highway. Under the reign of Messiah, the Lord will provide the ransomed of Israel and the other redeemed people holiness, safety, and the ongoing joy of living in the presence of the Lord. In addition, the land of Israel will be reclaimed and blossom again as discussed more fully in a previous article. It will be a glorious time for the redeemed!
What an exciting picture it is of the redeemed traveling to the Messiah’s throne, especially the redeemed of Israel, God’s chosen people. “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2.