What a beautiful consolation. The 7th and the last of the Haftaros of conslation speaks of the ecstatic time of redemption and also of the years of exile and it final throes.
Haftaras Nitzavim p Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9
10: I will rejoice intensely with HASHEM, my soul shall exult with my God,** for He has dressed me in the raiment of salvation**, in a robe of righeousness has He cloaked me…
62:1** For Zion’s sake**, I will not be silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake, I will not be still, until her righteousness shall go forth like bright light, and her salvation shall flame like a torch. 2. And nations shall perceive your righteousness, and all kings your honor; and you shall be called a new name, which the mouth of HASHEM shall articulate. (nope, the new name is not Christian, or messianic believers, or messianic jews) 3. Then you shall be a crown of splendor in the hand of HASHEM; and a royal headdress in the paslm of your God. 4. It shall no longer be said of you, “Forsaken one,” and of your land shall no longer be said, “Desolate place,”** for you shall be called “My-desire-is-in-her,” …**
- Go through, go through the gates; clean the people’s way; beat down, beat down the highway, clear if of stone; raise a banner over the peoples. 11. Behold! HASHEM has made heard unto the end of the earth: **Say unto the daughter Zion, “Behold! Your salvation has come: behold! **His recompense is with Him, and His wage is before Him.” 12 And they ( the nations) shall call them (Torah Observant Jews) The holy people, the redeemed of HASHEM"; and you shall be called, “Sought after; city not forskaken.”
63:7 The kindness of HASHEM will I mention, the praises of HASHEM, in accordance with all HASHEM has bestowed upon us, and the abundant goodness** to the House of Israel,** which He bestowed upon them in His compassion and in His abundant kindness. For He said, “Yet they are My people, children who will not be false,” and He was unto them a Savior. In all their troubles, He was troubled, and an angel from before Him saved them; with His love and with His compassion He redeemed them; He lifted them and bore them all the days of the world.
The Eventual Repentance and Redemption
30:1 It will be that when all these things come upon you - the blessing and the curse that I have presented before you - then you will take it to your heart among all the nations where HASHEM, your God, has dispersed you; 2 and you will return unto HASHEM, your God, and listen to His voice, according to everything that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and all your soul. 3 Then Hashem, your God, will bring back your captivity and have mercy upon you, and He will return and gather you in from all the people to which HASHEM, your God has scattered you. 4. If your dispersed will be at the ends of heaven, from there HASHEM, your God, will gather you in and from there He will take you. 5. HASHEM, your God, will circumcise your heart (nope, don’t even think this is n.t. teaching; this means that G-d will help you overcome the hurdles that the Evil Inclinaton always places in the way. Unlike the physical foreskin, which must be removed by people, G-d will remove the spiritual impediment to total repentance Ibn Ezra.** This Divine assistance follows the principle that “if one comes to purify himself, he is assisted [by God]” (Shabbos 104a), and the profound change implied by this verse will occur with the coming of Messiah. Throughout history, people struggle with conflicting desires to do good and evil, so that they can ear reqard for the right choice and punishment for the worng one. The “foreskin” is the spiritual barrier that prevents goodness from dominating the Jew’s heart. After the final redemption, however, man’s natural inclination will be only to do good. The “circumcision” of this verse is the removal from humanity of the natural desire to sin (Ramban). and the heart of your offspring, to love HASHEM , your God, will al your heart and with all your sould, that you may live. **7. HASHEM, your God, will place all these imprecations upon your enemies and those who hate you, who pursued you, 8. Your shall return and listen to the voice of HASHEM, and perform all His commandments that I command you today. …
Taken from ArtScroll Series Stone Edition Chumash
I hope this helps Christians understand a little why Jew are commanded not to follow after the gods of nations that our father’s never knew.