Even Strangers and Eunuchs
| The Old Testament
book of Isaiah consists of sixty-six chapters. The first thirty-nine are
primarily devoted to the forecasts of the fall of Northern Israel and
Judah. The last twenty-seven are words of restoration and encouragement
much of which is only applicable to the coming of the Messiah and the
salvation He brought to mankind.
Under the Law of Moses strangers (foreigners) and eunuchs (mutilated) were excluded from honorable places in the house of God. But Isaiah foretells that which was to come (Isaiah 56) which would include both. All the universe would be offered the blessings of the One that was to come.
Even so, they must conform to the conditions specified by the Lord to be blessed. Cornelius (Acts 10) and the Ethiopian (Acts 8) are fulfillments of this great prophecy made seven hundred years before Christ.