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Isaiah

Pastor James Hollansworth

Index


Death of a Nation

Graphic pictures of Sin

Visions of Utopia

Stinking Fruit

When Glory Fills the Soul

A Legacy of Flies and Bee’s

What’s in a Name?

The Great Divide of Christianity

A bright light in a dark world

Shiloh is Coming Again

The All Consuming Fire

The Coming NEW WORLD ORDER (Part 1)

The Coming NEW WORLD ORDER (Part 2)

The Fall of the Golden City (Babylon)

God’s Hit List

Who Holds the Keys

Destroying the Dragon

Adding Sin To Sin

The Perfect Politician

What Makes the Desert Sing?

How to Start a Revival

Beware of an Uplifted Heart

How God Humbles Men

When God Arises

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

How Great Thou Art

Promises For Worms

A Tale of Two Servants


 

Isaiah layout

  • Ch 1-39 = theme of judgment (like the Old Testament)
  • Ch 40-end (27 chapters) = Redemption (Christ)
  • Only one author for Isaiah

Purpose of ClassPull out the Spiritual themes of the Book

 

Textbooks:

  • Be Comforted ­– Warren W. Wiersbee
  • Christ in Isaiah – F. B. Meyer


Lecture Title:

 Death of a Nation

Chapter 1

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Foundation II Kings 17

2 Kings 17:7 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,

2 Kings 17:8 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

2 Kings 17:9 And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2 Kings 17:10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

2 Kings 17:11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:

2 Kings 17:12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

2 Kings 17:13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

2 Kings 17:15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.

2 Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

2 Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2 Kings 17:18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

2 Kings 17:19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

2 Kings 17:20 And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

2 Kings 17:21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.

2 Kings 17:22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;

2 Kings 17:23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

1.    Characteristics of Spiritual death in the life of a Christian

 

2 Kings 15:8-

8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months. 9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. 11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 12 This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass. 13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria. 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up. 17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria. 18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand. 20 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land. 21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead. 23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years. 24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room. 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria. 30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah. 31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

1 Talent of silver = 75lbs

a.      A Spiritually dead person is not dependent upon the Lord

 

**Samaria = Capital city of Israel**

**This is when Joel, Amos and Isaiah were preaching**

**This entire capture happened between 734bc-732bc**

**22 kings of Judah were from 1 Dynasty** (Israel 19 kings – 9 Dynasties)

**In 9 years from Hoshea reign**

 

                                                              i.      Any dependence other than Christ will fail

                                                            ii.      Any person who lives in the flesh and carnality will lose their children to the world

b.      A spiritually dead person Does not live in the land of promise (Victory/Blessing)

 

2 King 17

   1 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years. 2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him. 3 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents. 4 And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison. 5 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

**725BC Shalmaneser attacks Israel when Hoshea quits paying tribute**

**722BC – The destruction of Israel Completely under the hand of Sargon (Shalmanesers successor) **

**Israel had no righteous kings**

 

                                                              i.      When Israel is not living in the land of promise they are not being bless (everywhere else is a land of burden)

c.       A spiritually dead person is defiled by Sin

 

2 King 17

24 And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. 25 And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. 26 Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land. 27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land. 28 Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD. 29 Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt. 30 And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places. 33 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence. 34 Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel; 35 With whom the LORD had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: 36 But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice. 37 And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. 38 And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods. 39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies. 40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner. 41 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.

 

He swapped pagans from Iran with Israelites to

·         Destroy nationalism

·         Destroy worship of Jehovah God

 


Lecture Title:

 Graphic pictures of Sin

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Luke 4:17

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,(Isaiah 61) 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Jn 12:41 Isaiah saw is glory and spake of Him

**Isaiah is known as the Messianic prophet**

**Isaiah is quoted more in the New Testament than any other prophet**

 

Isaiah

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

-      Isaiah probably prophesied for 40-50 years

-      Isaiah was of royal blood (David) _According to tradition**

Isaiah’s Ministry

-      Message of Judgment

-      Sent to Judah

Chapter 1 – God shows the wickedness of sin

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Pictures of Sin

 

1.     The picture of a Wayward Child (Vs. 2)

2.     The picture of a Tremendous Weight (Vs. 4a)

3.     The picture of a Seed of Evil (Vs. 4b)

A.     Sin has a compounding effect

B.     “If you sow a thought you reap an action, If you sow an action you reap a habit, If you sow a habit you reap a character, If you sow a character you reap a destiny.”

4.     The picture of a Sick Body (Vs. 5)

5.     The picture of a Desolate Wasteland (Vs. 8)

6.     The picture of a Religious Disguise (Vs.11-15)

7.     The picture of a Harlot (Vs. 21-22)

The color of sin is not Black it is Red (scarlet) – sin is a stain that can never be washed out without the blood of Christ


Lecture Title:

Visions of Utopia

Chapter 2

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How do Isaiah’s visions about the future relate to today?

Is there any hope for utopia living now?

-     Yes, there is hope for an individual Utopia

-     No, there is no hope for a world Utopia

Visions of Utopia (let them translate into a reality of our Christian walk)

 

Abundant life - 1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Characteristics of Christian utopia living

1.      Christian Utopian lifts Christ up in that life

a.       When Christ is lifted up in a believers life all can see Him (Christ) Col 1:18

2.     Christian Utopian Draws People to Jesus by that Life

3.     Christian Utopian is a life of Complete peace

a.     Man cannot and will not bring peace

b.     Perfect piece will come when Christ returns

c.      Peace is a result of righteousness

d.     Christians always have positional peace but not always practical peace ( we loose practical peace with sin)

4.     Christian Utopian Is a life without sin

 

a.     Worldly Practices (Vs. 6)

b.     Materialism (Vs. 7)

                                                              i.      American Dream – you should do better than your parents

c.      Idolatry (Vs. 9)

d.     Total disregard for authority (Ch. 3:12)

e.      Women - Focused on outward appearance (Ch. 3:16)

f.       Men – Lack a fear of the Lord (Ch. 2:10)

                                                              i.      Prophetic of Babylonian captivity

                                                            ii.      Prophetic of Tribulation to come

Let us walk in the light of the Lord!  


Lecture Title:

Stinking Fruit

Chapter 5

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Wild Grapes – wild = Stinking or Rotten

What kind of fruit am I bearing?

Stinking Fruit Clusters

 

    Cluster of Greed & selfishness (Vs. 8)

o   Israelites had attempted to obtain land so that they could have their own area of control

o   1 Bath – 6 Gallons

    Cluster of Worldly pleasures (Vs. 11-12)

o   The party life

o   Neglecting to think about God

    Cluster of Skepticism & Fatalism (Unbelief) (Vs. 18)

    Cluster of Twisting the Scriptures (Vs. 20)

    Cluster of Pride & Conceit (Vs. 21)

o   Knowledge puffs up

o   True wisdom comes from above

    Cluster of Drinking & Drunkenness (Vs. 22)

o   Alcohol in any quantity dulls the conscience

How God Chastens Stinking Fruit

(4 Therefore’s)

    Captivity by enemy (Vs.13)

    Lost à Hell; Saved à Humbled (Vs. 14-15)

    The Vine withers (Vs. 24)

    A life totally destroyed by Sin (Vs. 25,28-29)


Lecture Title:

When Glory Fills the Soul

Chapter 6

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Why was it necessary for Isaiah to See the Lord?

What happened when Isaiah got a glimpse of God?

How did this change his life?

What kind of ministry could he expect?

What promise could God make this prophet?

Isa 6:1

¶ In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

King Uzziah

    National hero

    Rebuilt the walls

    Rebuilt the economy

    Sought the Lord

    Brought back temple worship

Isaiah could have had many fears after Uzziah died. He had been a wonderful king. God showed Isaiah that even though the earthly throne was shaky God’s throne is forever.

What happens when you eyes see the king?

1.     You will be awe struck by his majesty

a.     Holy, Holy, Holy – God is removed far above us – He transcends us

b.     God’s love is Holy Love, God’s mercy is Holy Mercy

c.      God’s Glory – A manifestation of his presence**

2.     You Will be Broken over you sin

a.     Woe is me – great lamentation

b.     I am undone – doomed to die

3.     You will be yielded to his commission

John 12

   37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.


Lecture Title:

A Legacy of Flies and Bee’s

Chapter 7

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1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz [135 years after Ahab] the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 2 And it was told the house of David [Judah], saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim [Israel - Ephraim the largest tribe]. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind. [Ahaz is scared to death – he does not have his trust in God and he leans to his own understanding and abilities] 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal: 7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. 9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

[Payday would come 1. in his time he would be defected (he died early as well) 2. in the generations to come the Israelites would be defeated]

II Chronicles 28 – the people would not burry him with the kings

17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. [Because of Ahaz’s wickedness Israel would experience troubling times]

18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

**Egyptians – Fly’s**

**Assyrians – Bees**

(In ancient times Bee keepers would hiss or pipe to have the bugs follow. The picture here is that God will lead the Assyrians and Egyptians into Israel to bring them trouble. )

 

19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes. 20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard. [Nebuchadnezzar did this when he destroyed Jerusalem]

23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns. 24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns. 25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

Additional History

 

2 Chronicles 28    

1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father: 2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel [all 19 of them were wicked], and made also molten images for Baalim. 3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Commentary on Ahaz

 

1.     He was nothing like King David

2.     He was no better than the kings of Israel

3.     He Burn’s incense (To the God’s and Goddesses of Paganism)

a.     When God talks about idolatry in the Old Testament it is Demonology

b.     He offered his Children as sacrifices (Vs. 3)

4.     He offers Sacrifices and burnt offerings in every High place and under every Green Tree

a.     God commanded to worship in 1 place Jerusalem

b.     They were Decentralizing worship

5 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel did not attack as a coincidence – God Directed

5.     He partnered with the Assyrians


II Kings 16

5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me. 8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria. 9 And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.

[The alliance brought temporary relief he sacrificed the treasures of the temple and his personal things]

 10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof. [He sees a pagan alter and he sends the blueprints to the high priest] 11 And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made it against king Ahaz came from Damascus. [He prepared it before the king came home] 12 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon. 13 And he burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon the altar. [He then puts God’s alter out of the way] 14 And he brought also the brasen altar, which was before the LORD, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the altar. 15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brasen altar shall be for me to enquire by. 16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

1.     the High Priest complicate with the crime

2.     put the pagan alter in the temple

3.     Ahaz offered sacrifices himself

4.     Ahaz put the old alter in obscurity

The end of these pagan alters

2 Chronicles 28

23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel. 24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

[He shuts the doors of the temple and puts up high places all across the land]

Lecture Title:

What’s in a Name?

Chapter 7

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14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Chapter 9

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

 

Chapter 8

18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for x wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion [Isaiah’s name and the name’s of his sons were to point Israel back to God]

Goal: teach these verses in the Context in which they are heard

3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; [Isaiah went with his son to meet Ahaz where the water supply comes into the city]

**Isaiah = Jehovah Saves

**Shearjashub = a Remnant will survive**

 

From the Remnant Messiah will come!!

4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying, 6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:

[These two kings had the goal of setting up Tabeal (a Syrian name). They wanted to destroy the line of David and put a Syrian king on the throne]

God could not allow this plan to happen because he had promised that Messiah would come from the Davidic line.

Ahaz hears a message of hope if he calls on God. Ahaz does not respond in faith (Vs. 11)

**Any promise made to National Israel cannot be made to the church but it can be made to the individual believer in any era!!**

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

[What a pious answer. It is never testing or tempting God to do what he wanted to do]

13 And he [Isaiah] said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men [Stop messing around], but will ye weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you [Ahaz / House of David {With 2 different recipients and has 2 different applications}] a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

  1. The Sign was to Ahaz at the present (A young madden of the royal household would have a son and call him Emmanuel. The women would not be aware of the prophecy.)
    1. Isaiah Expected an immediate fulfillment [Debatable] (Vs. 15-16)

                                          i.    Some believe that Ahaz’s wife who gave birth to Hezekiah. Hezekiah possibly was conserved to be the Messiah (Ch 81-10)

    1. The royal house of David [Not Debatable]

                                         i.    It was a promise that Messiah would be come and be born of a virgin

                                        ii.    Matthew 1

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Philippians 2 – The name of Jesus is the sweetest name. Are you living worthy of that name?


Lecture Title:

The Great Divide of Christianity

Chapter 7

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14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

4 Facts concerning the Virgin birth

1.     The Virgin Birth was prophesied

Components of the Virgin Birth

a.     A Virgin

b.     Would Bear a Son

c.      His name would be Emmanuel

3 Themes of Scripture

Redemption

Golden thread of wisdom

The Black thread of satanic assault

 

2.     Satan has attempted to corrupt and counterfeit the Virgin birth all throughout history

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

a.     Corrupt

                                                             i.      Tried to destroy Davidic line many times

b.     Counterfeit

                                                             i.      Roman mythology

                                                           ii.      Book – Two Babylon’s 

3.     The Virgin Birth was a divine miracle

a.     It could be called the greatest miracle

Matthew 1

 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

b.      Natural expectation that

                                                             i.      Parthenogenesis – describes the development of a female egg without the male

1.     problem – when this happens the offspring are always female

                                                           ii.      Cloning – implantation of Genetic material in Mary

1.     Problem – needs genetic material from another human & humans are sinful

4.     The virgin Birth is vital to Salvation

a.     Jesus was made the 2nd Adam

b.     Jesus was human in every respect except he did not have sin

Progression of Denial

 

Deny the Virgin berthà

Deny the incarnation à

Deny the deity à

Deny Salvation


Lecture Title:

A bright light in a dark world

                                                  Chapter 8                            

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18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. 19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. 22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Chapter 9

1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations. 2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

There was Darkness in Israel because God was hiding his face.

3 Things from the text

1.     The depraved choices of the people

2.     The darkness resulting from their depravity

a.     Rebellion = Witch craft

                                                             i.      When a person rejects God’s rule they are subjected to satanic authority

3.     The dayspring dispelling the Darkness

a.     Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah


Lecture Title:

Shiloh is Coming Again

Chapter 9

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6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Genesis 49

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh [Messiah – Peaceful one] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

**Shiloh – Peaceful one**

 

**Jesus did not bring peace at is first coming but he will at his second coming. (Know verses Is. 9:6 &Gen. 49:10) **

 

**Assyria would destroy Israel but not Judah, But in the long run they would attack Judah**

 

 

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:

and the

government shall be upon his shoulder: - He will rule

 and his name shall be called

Wonderful, - he is so stupendous that he is as a walking Miracle

Counsellor, - Denotes one of honorable rank (suited to advise Kings) [Col – in him dwelled all the Godhead bodily]

[James 1:5 – God promises to give his wisdom to those who ask]

The mighty God, - he is the all powerful one [John 1:1 – in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God] Christ had to be God with out sin to atone for sin & he needed to be flesh to die for men.

The everlasting Father, - The Father of eternity – If you want anything eternal you must get it from Christ. All of Christ’s plans and purposes are everlasting. When we put him in our lives what we do become part of eternity.

The Prince of Peace. – not just peace in the soul but one day he will rule on the throne and be a prince of peace

Luke 2:13

Rev 19

**Peace comes with Righteousness**

Lecture Title:

The All Consuming Fire

Chapter 10

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16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day; 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.

God is an a Consuming fire in judgment & His Glory is displayed by Fire


Deut 4:24

Deut 9:3

Ex 24:17

Is 30:27

Is 30:30

Is 33:14


 

**Heb 12:29 – our God is a consuming fire**

The Syrians would Judge Israel à Israel would Judge Judah

1.     God’s Judgment came because of Pride

10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. 11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

Judah plans to rebuild after their destruction. They did not see God’s hand of Judgment.

God tells that he will bring judgment from Syria and Philistines. (They were enemies of each other but they so hated Judah that they would join to fight against Judah)

13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts. 14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. 15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head [Those who are in leadership]; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail [The poor, outcasts].

2.     God judged them because they were hypocrites.

18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

a.      Their sin is like a wildfire that burns everything from high society to the poor.

b.     God’s Fire is fueled by People

19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.

What an awful fire! Fueled by flesh.

They turned against each other as well. Civil problems and families are fighting each other.

                             Only By pride cometh Contention.

3.      God Judged them because Judges do not dispense justice (Ch 10:1-4)

**What is the Glory of God? **

          It is the visual manifestation of His presence.

a.     God’s glory will devour sin

b.     God’s glory leaves behind a wake of his holiness

c.      The result of God’s consuming Fire (10:20-21)

                                                             i.      The house of Jacob will no longer depend upon Assyria

                                                           ii.      The remnant will return

                                                        iii.      They will one day put their trust in Jehovah God.


Lecture Title:

The Coming NEW WORLD ORDER (Part 1)

Chapter 11

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 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

“New World Order” (NWO) – No man can bring this.

Definition – a new period of history evidencing a dramatic change in the world thought and balance of power

Characteristics of the Millennial Reign of Christ (From Isaiah)

  1. A revived Davidic Kingdom (Vs. 1)
    1. II Samuel 7:12-14 (David was promised an eternal descendent) #. The Davidic empire would die and come to ruin, but out of that death comes life

                                                             i.      Our life must come out of death, every saved soul is the shoot from a lost past…

  1. A Spirit Empowered Ruler (Vs. 2)

 

** “Jesus Christ will Reign in the Millennium the same way he conducted his earthly ministry. How was that? He will rule in the power of the Holy Spirit.” “He will not rule as God on Earth” **

    1. How did Jesus Conduct his earthly Ministry (Acts 10:38)        

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

                                                              i.      Jesus was taking our place

                                                            ii.      Jesus was setting a pattern for us to follow

He showed that we can live the Christ life because we have the Spirit of Christ in us. Jesus Received the Anointing of the Holy Spirit at His Baptism.

** Why Will Christ rule as a man and not God? **

 

                                                              i.      To fulfill the original mandate that God gave to Adam in the Garden of Eden

                                                            ii.      To demonstrate to us once again that as believers we can live in the fullness of the Spirits power.

1.      If Christ can do that in the future than we can live that life now

                                                          iii.      To Demonstrate the 7 Spirits of Christ (Vs. 11:2-3) (The Holy Spirit in his perfect fullness- Jesus was, is, and will be completely in control of the Spirit)

1.    Spirit of Wisdom – Accessed by Faith

2.     Spirit of Understand – How well do you know God’s word

3.     Spirit of Council – Can you give God’s council to those who are in dilemmas of life

4.     Spirit of Might  - When you pray is God’s Spirit moved to action

5.     Spirit of Knowledge -  Do you know (experience)Christ? Have you been with Him?

6.     Spirit of Fear of the lord – Reverence to him and surrender to his will.

7.     Spirit of Quick understand in the fear of the  Lord – (Quick – Smell) The Spirit gives a sense that is above reason

 

We can have the same fullness. We access it through Faith

Jesus Depended upon the Spirit to do the father’s will and this was to show the world that he was the perfect theocrat. Jesus Christ is our prototype.


Lecture Title:

The Coming NEW WORLD ORDER (Part 2)

Chapter 11

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6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

   10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

 

What will change in the New Kingdom

a.    Carnivores will become herbivores

b.    Animals will not be afraid of people       

 

  1. An Upright Government  
    1. Christ will have Great authority and power

                                                              i.      He will dispel the Devil

    1. Christ will be accountable                                                               i.      He will hold to the word of God
    2. Christ will be Righteous and Faithful  
  1. A Glorious Rest
    1. No fighting                                                               i.      Peace is the Natural result of Righteous

1.       Ps 85:10

2.       Is 32:17

3.       Rom 14:17

4.      James 3:18

    1. A NON-Hostile environment
  1. There will be a Global Knowledge of God
    1. Greater knowledge of the earth #. Greater Knowledge of God
    2. One language
  2. It will be a Judaic Christian empire
  3. It will be an era of Praise and Thanksgiving (12:1)

Lecture Title:

The Fall of the Golden City (Babylon)

Chapter 13

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 1 The burden [Udderance of Doom] of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. 2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. 5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.

  14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! 5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

Rev 18  1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

   9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Judgment on Babylon

1.    It will be carried out by men

2.    People will be in pain and Angry at God

Proof that this passage refers to the future Generation (Babylon – not just the city but the entire Iraq)

1.    Cosmic Disturbances (Vs. 10-13)

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

2.    Destruction by the meads is future tense (vs. 17-18)

3.    Babylon will never rise again

4.    Jews will return to the promise land (14:1-2)

5.    The context is about future events

6.    Terminology used that indicates tribulation (13:8)

a.     1 Thessalonians 5:3

Rev 17: 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city (Babylon), which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Book – The rise of Babylon

**Result of the destruction of Babylon = It will become a place where wicked spirits will center**

        Jeremiah 50

9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. 41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. 42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

        Isaiah 13:17 – Persia (Iran) will be the country to lead the attack on Babylon.

17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

       2 Observations

1.    The Medes will not want oil (Black Gold) – they have plenty of their own

2.    Nuclear radiation is no respecter of person


Lecture Title:

God’s Hit List

Chapter 14 - 21

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Satan’s purpose – Satan wants to weaken the nation (Bring them into complete subjection)

God’s Purpose – Cannot fall

            God’s purpose illustrated

Isaiah 14 - Refers to 3 Personages

      Nebuchadnezzar – Prideful king who defied God

      Satan – Pride brought his fall

      Anti-Christ

10 Nations that will be judged by God

            (These nations were influenced by Satan)

  1. Assyrians (Vs. 24-25)
  2. Philistines (Vs. 29)
    1. Modern palatines are not philistines they are Arabs
    2. The Snake (Assyria) would be replace by a cockatrice (a small snake that is so venomous it leaves venom in a trail behind it) it will be replaced by a fiery serpent.
  3. Moabites (16:14)
  4. Damascus (Syria) &
  5. Israel (17) – Damascus and Israel are put together because they were allies
  6. Ethiopia (cush) / Egypt
  7. Dumah & Seir (Edom)
  8. Arabia
  9. Judah
  10. Phoenicia - mart (Like Wal Mart)of nations (Tyre & Sidon)

Application:

Satan’s purpose is to take control of nations so that they defy God.

God also has a purpose. He wants to bring the nations into his will.

Ps.2

 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Lecture Title:

Who Holds the Keys

Chapter 22

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22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

The holder of the Keys has control

2 types of people

1.      Shebna – lifted up by pride (Vs. 15)

15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house [Royal House], and say,

a.       His postion

                                                                          i.      This is a man who is familiar  with the kingdom.

1.      He would be a friend of Hezekiah

2.      He runs many affairs around the palace

                                                                        ii.      He controls much of the money of the nation

b.      God Has some Faults with him

                                                                          i.      **Isaiah Meets Shebna at his tomb**

1.      He is at his tomb because that is what represents his pride

2.      Tomb description

a.       Hewn out of the rock (Vs. 16)

b.      Carved into the Mountain

c.       It was high so all could see

d.      Constructed near the kings tombs

                                                                        ii.      God would throw him like a ball into a distant land (Assyria most likely). (22:17)

1.      God’ Demotes him (He became a Scribe [court Clerk])

2.      Later he gets taken away

3.      Jewish legend says that Shebna had plans to betray the City

2.      Eliakim – Spirited empowered ruler

a.       Called God’s servant

b.      **Eliakim means God Raises**

                                                                          i.      He represents a live in the new Creation

                                                                        ii.      The Glory of David’s kingdom will rest on Eliakim

c.       Shebna had been the nail fastened in it’s place but he failed and now Eliakim is the nail.

d.      **Eliakim is privileged to Carry the Keys – He alone has the authority to open and shut**

                                                                          i.      Christ alone has the keys to the throne of david

                                                                        ii.      He alone knows the future

                                                                      iii.      He alone brings judgment on the beast, false prophet and devil

                                                                      iv.      He alone Brought salvation

                                                                        v.      Christ delegated his Keys to Born again believers (Matt 16:19)

 

**Eliakim – picture of a peg in a wall (stability) **

**Shebha – picture of a Ball thrown into a far country **


Lecture Title:

Destroying the Dragon

Chapter 25

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**The reason that we know that Satan is Lavation is because this is a climax of a 4 chapter section that speaks of the end times.**

everyone will be impacted by the Judgment of God in the Tribulation

The earth will be desolate during the Tribulation

Ch 24 – tribulation

Ch 27 – when Satan is free after the Millennium

Ch 25-26 – Millennium

Why will the heavenly lights dim?

  1. God is dealing with the supernatural realm
  2. Christ will be ruling on earth

Because of Christ’s work on the Cross he has already defeated Satan.

**Isaiah 27:1 is referring to Revelation 20:9-10 **


Lecture Title:

Adding Sin To Sin

Chapter 28-30

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Isa 30:1

 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering [used to seal an agreement between 2 parties], but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

Hesizka allied with the Egyptians and not the Spirit of God.

3 Categories of Woes.

  1. Woe to those who Ignore God’s Word

 

    1. Is 28:1-7 They had erred in vision and stumbled in judgment (like a drunkard)
    2. Is 28:13 The people did not want to hear what was preached

                                                              i.      God warns them (Vs. 14)

  1. Woe to those who only outwardly conform (Vs. 29:1-3)  

Ariel – the hearth of an alter (The place sacrifices were made)

    1. God opposes Jerusalem (Ariel) because they are hypocrites

                                                              i.      They redefine the fear of God to what they want it to be

                                                            ii.      They have a fear of man

                                                          iii.      They hide from men what they also hide from God.

  1. Woe to those who trust anything other than the Lord (30:1)  
    1. Isaiah was instructed to record this for future generations
    2. When people trust in other things they no longer want the Bible or anything from God

                                                              i.      They don’t like church

                                                            ii.      They don’t like pastors

                                                          iii.      They don’t want God

    1. Their life will crumble spiritually  

We can return to God (Vs 18) and receive God’s grace and mercy.


 

Lecture Title:

The Perfect Politician

Chapter 32

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1.     The Perfect Politician is a Righteous Ruler

a.       Pure

b.      Moral

c.       Objective

d.      Equities

e.       Just not cruel

f.       Merciful, Kind, & Caring

If Christians were to submit themselves to the Holy Spirit, and pray for Revival our world could experience a measure of this righteousness in our day. (Proverbs 13:4 – Righteousness exalts the nation)

2.     The perfect politician has Righteous subordinates

a.       NT & OT Saints will be reining with Christ.

                                                              i.      They will rule in Justice (They will be making wise decisions that people will want to obey)

b.      Christ will hand pick rulers from the NT & OT Saints

                                                              i.      Christ is choosing and training these officers today from all the ranks of his redeemed ones, the princes who are to reign in the coming kingdom are being sanctified and trained in the Churches now.

                                                            ii.      Those who see Christ as their king now will be chosen to rule and reign in Christ’s kingdom (Matt 25 – well done thou good and faithful servant)

                                                          iii.      Personal Questions

1.      Are you faithful with your time

2.      are you faithful with your money

3.      are you faithful with your gifts

3.     The Perfect Politician is compassionate and understands man’s weakness

a.       Christ understands mans weaknesses

b.      Christ offers a shelter from

                                                              i.      Sorrows

                                                            ii.      Attacks of Satan

c.       Christ is a river of water in the desert

d.      Christ is the shadow of a rock in a weary land

                                                              i.      He shades you when you are weary so you can find rest for you journey

4.     The Perfect Politician gives Perfect Illumination of Truth

Is 32

3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. 4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. 

a.       The same Spirit that will illumine us then will illumine us now

5.     The Perfect Politician will Expose Sinner

5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal (giving with money), nor the churl said to be bountiful. 6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

a.       God will expose sin for what it is

(  9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. 10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. 11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins. )

These women characterized the entire culture. – materialism is their God

6.     The Perfect Politician will pour out his Spirit in revival

a.       The pouring out of the spirit will turn your wilderness into a fruitful field

b.      The fruitful field will be counted as a forest


Lecture Title:

What Makes the Desert Sing?

                                              Chapter 34-35

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Isaiah is a Revival Book

Chapter 34 is about the battle of Armageddon

What Makes the Desert Sing?

 

1.   The Day of the Lord’s Vengeance (ch 34)

8 For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

Ro 12:19 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

a.     God will seek judgment because of the fighting over Jerusalem

Rev 19:11-21

Rev 14:14 – description of the carnage of the battle of Armageddon

**What does the heavenly host signify? – Demonic realm

What are heavenly bodies? – physical things associated with them

What does the fall of the Host Signify? – God tearing down the works of Satan**

**What God did to Edom (I-du-me’-a) he will do the whole world. **

The desert will sing because God will have his vengeance

2.    The desert will sing because of the Care of God of his Creatures.

a.     If God is faithful not forget these creatures he will not forget us.

3.     The desert will sing because of God’s deliverance from desolation

a.     Water is what makes the desert blossom

b.     The desert singing is symbolic of our own rejoicing of what Christ will do in the Future.

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

John the Baptist was discouraged in prison but he was convinced from Is. Not to lose heart.


 

Lecture Title:

How to Start a Revival

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2 Kings 18

  1 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. 2 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did. 4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan [Piece of Brass]. 5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. 6 For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses. 7 And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not. 8 He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

Revival – Life again

Levels of Revival

  1. Individual Revival #. Corporate Revival (sometimes called an outpouring of the Spirit)

How to start Revival (Conditions for Revival)

1.     By Smashing idols in your life

a.     He removed the high points

b.     He smashed the images

c.      He cuts down the groves

d.     He breaks the serpent that Moses Made

Nehushtan. – Piece of metal

2.     By Trusting God to obey him

a.     There was no other king like him except David

b.     The greatness is because of his Trust in Jehovah

                                                             i.      “We trust God in order to obey him”

                                                           ii.      **“Hezekiah – Jehovah Strengthens him”**

3.     By Communing With God

a.     2 Chronicles 29:3

4.     By removing filthiness from the Holy place

a.     We should regularly do house cleaning

5.     By offering your life as a living Sacrifice

a.     24 And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.

6.     By worshiping the one you love and feasting on his goodness.

a.     They feasted for 7 days then decided to do it for 7 more days.

7.     By Telling others of his Grace

a.     He had no bitterness against Israel


 

Lecture Title:

Beware of an Uplifted Heart

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2 Chronicles 32

25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up:

Lifting up the heart is a life of pride

3 parallel texts

    2 kings 20

    2 Chronicles 32

    Isaiah 38-39

Why did he get sick?  Punishment?

17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Hezekiah died in 698 bc.

His son was born in 710 bc.

**Hezekiah’s real motive was the Davidic line**

2 reasons for a sign

        They showed that God’s power was on him

o   Demonstrate the power God has to bring Messiah

        Hezekiah’s father rejected the sign

o   God put the sun back 10 Degrees

Is 39

1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered. 2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

Merodachbaladan wanted to ally himself with Judah


Lecture Title:

How God Humbles Men

                                                 Chapter 36

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1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them. 2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field. 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder. 4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? 5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me? 6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him. 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar? 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them. 9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 10 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria. 14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you. 15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria. 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah:

 1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.

6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

2 Chronicles 32

 1 After these things [The sickness and recovery], and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah,

25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: [he was lifted up in pride]

26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. [He repented and God had mercy]

 

**605 bc. Nebecunazer came to Jerusalam and set up a puppet ruler**

 

2 kings 18

  9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it. 10 And at the end of three years they took it: even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: 12 Because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them. 13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them. 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house. 16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the

11 tons of silver

1 ton of Gold

          Snacarabe took Lacish

                   Very hard city to take

                            

2 Prideful kings

       Sennacherib

       Hezekiah

o    His preparation for War

§  He repaired Millo – and armory

§  He repairs the wall

§  He organizes the military

§  He prepares the people spiritually

·         7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him

**God humbles men by baring down upon them, by bringing dire circumstances into their lives so that they are forced to make a choice to surrender all or continue in defiance.**

 

Hezekiah had deliverance because he sought the Lord


Lecture Title:

When God Arises

                                                 Chapter 33

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  1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. 2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered. 4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them. 5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure. 7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. 8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. 9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits. 10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

 

            The Israelites cried to God in their distress and God delivers.

Humans arise to action. God arises to action when it is time for him to act in deliverance.

What happens when God Arises?

 

1. What prompts God to Rise?

 

**(Vs. 2) The Cries of God’s people for help prompts God to Action**  

a.   Crying to God by it self does not ensure deliverance.

b.   The heart must be broken not just asking for relief of pressure.

c.   2 Qualifications

                                         i.    Contrite Heart

1.   You do not deserve deliverance

                                        ii.    a Heart of Faith

1.   (30:18) they must believe God for deliverance

2.   Dependence on God’s promises is essential to receiving answers to our prayers

Is 37:29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

**In Israel the Condition of the land is always a reflection of the spiritual condition of the Nation.**

 

2. The beautiful results when God Arises

a.  When God Arises His enemies are scattered

                                         i.    When the Assyrians left they left everything

b.  When God Arises God’s Spirit is poured out

c.  When God Arises God’s power is manifest

                                        i.    When we are in times of distress the world expects us to respond like they do, but if we look to God and trust him it will be set apart.

d.   When God Arises the Backsliders Fear

                                        i.    They are convicted about their sin.

e.   When God Arises the Pure in Heart see God

                                        i.    Is 33:5 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. 17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.[this is not heaven but the millennial reign of Christ]


Lecture Title:

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Chapter 40

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  1 Comfort ye, comfort [Encouragement to Jerusalem] ye my people, saith your God. 2 Speak ye comfortably [the people would receive joy] to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins. [This is a hing between the 1st and 2nd part of the book]

   3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

 9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O

Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! 10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

They needed comfort because of all the trials and troubles they had been through. They would also go through more trials.

6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.

First 39 chapters of Isaiah is mostly about judgment.

From 40 On God comforts them with promises about the messiah.

 

Beginning at 40:1 we are starting a new book

Isaiah Bible 
66 chapters 66 books
First 39 – dealing with sin OT books (39) – dealing with sin
40-66 –about Christ 40-66 All about Christ

 

(Vs. 2) Isaiah would Claim or preach comfort to the people

 


Isaiah’s Message of comfort

 

1.  God’s Forgiveness is assured (Vs. 2)

2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

a.   Your warfare is accomplished (Bondage and Judgment will be over)

b.   Your Iniquity will be Pardoned

c.   They would receive a Double Blessing

 

**Pardoned is usually translated Accepted**

 

2.  God’s Glory will be Revealed (Vs. 3)

5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

a.  John the Baptist would precede Christ and prepare the people spiritually for his coming.

                                         i.    Why was a forerunner necessary?

1.   Israel was like a spiritual desert

2.   John needed to prepare them spiritually

                                        ii.    Why was Israel such a desert?

1.   The Spiritual leaders were Spiritually bankrupt

2.   They had not heard from God since Mariachi

Was it necessary for people to be baptized after Jesus preached if they were baptized under John? John was the Bridge between the NT and the OT.

b.   We will proceed the Millennium

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

                                         i.    Who will be the forerunners? The 144,000

                                        ii.    The 144,000 are

1.   Jewish

2.   Men

3.   Never Married

4.   Saved in the Tribulation

5.   With the 2 prophets that return they will preach the Gospel and many will be saved.

6.   Their purpose is to prepare people for Christ’s second coming.

**Is 40:3 applies to John the Baptist, 144,000, and us before the Tribulation.**

3.  God’s Arm Will Rule (Vs. 9-11)

9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! 10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

a.   God tells Isaiah that the good tidings must be proclaimed from the mountain tops

b.   Christ will not just come at the battle of Armageddon but he will reign.


Lecture Title:

How Great Thou Art

                                                 Chapter 40

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God Tries to comfort his people but they refuse.

 27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

1.  God is able to Deliver (do anything?)

a.   (Vs. 12) – who hath measured the waters in his hand (God can hold all the water of the world in the palm of his hand)

b.   (Vs. 12) – Who hath measured heaven with a span

c.   (vs. 12) – Who knows how many dust particles

d.   (Vs. 12) – Who weighed the mountains in his hand

e.   (Vs. 13) – Who told God how to create the world

2.  God is willing to Deliver(Vs. 26, 28)

a.   We can wait on the Lord

                                         i.    We can look at life from God’s perspective

                                      ii.    Wait on the lord – recognize that the God of the world is capable of meeting you need and seeing that he will deliver you from your kneed **(to know that God is able to deliver and to confidently expect him to deliver according to his word no matter how long it takes)**

b.   God will exchange your weakness for his power

                                        i.    **Renew – means exchange**


Lecture Title:

Promises For Worms

Chapter 41

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 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. 12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. 14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. 15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. 16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. 17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: 20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

This passage is not just future deliverance but current deliverance

When God speaks everyone listens. (Get ready for debate)

 21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

The picture is a trial where God will try all the nations. All their gods and idols are not able to deliver.

22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen [can the idols predict the future]: let them shew the former things, [What predictions have your idols made that have come true] what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.

Israel is watching the case and God talks to them about how the Idols cannot predict the future.


God’s motivations to trust in Him.

 

1.   (Vs. 2) – I will raise up one to defeat you enemies

a.   it will be from the east (Cyrus)

                                                         i.    Evidence – name mentioned in 45:1

                                                        ii.    Evidence – the man from the east and the north

1.   king of the medo empire

2.   king of the Persian empire

b.   He will be a righteous man

                                                         i.    He was described as a Just monarch

c.   He would rule over many nations and kings

2.   (Vs. 9) – to prompt them to trust Him (You are my special people)

3.   (Vs. 10) -  Fear not I will help you

a.   when you rest in Christ He will take care of your enemies

4.   (Vs. 14-16) – you will become victorious

a.   we are worms (maggots) because of our sin

5.   (Vs. 18) – I will turn your wilderness into an oasis

a.   when you are thirsty I will bring water

b.   I am come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly

20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

Listen Israel, you have heard the 5 arguments of God. Do you see that the hand of the lord has done this?


Lecture Title:

A Tale of Two Servants

                                                 Chapter 42

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           1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. 8 I am the LORD: that is my name:

                17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.  

18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant? 20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. 21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable. 22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. 23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come? 24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law. 25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

A tale of 2 Servants

2 Servants


Characteristics of the 2 Servants

1.   Christ – The precious Son of God

2.   Israel –

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen

a.    They were in Idolatry

                8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

God Does not have any toleration for any worship other than him

b.   They were in Spiritual Deafness & Blindness

18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant? 20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

                23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

                                         i.    You can choose not to listen to God (we make chooses)

                                        ii.    How can  a servant be useful if they are deaf and blind

c.   A spiritually destitute Condition

24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

                                         i.    They made foolish choices and as a result God sent judgment to them

25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

                                        ii.    when We don’t listen God will bring more chastening

1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth;[Jesus the Son of God is the Object of God’s divine Favor. He alone is the one who can do it.] I have put my spirit upon him:[At his Baptism Acts 10:38 (Jesus in a human Body needed the Spirit to enable and guide Him. He set an Example for believers)] he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.[Jesus brought judgment in the form of the Gospel (it judges the hearer instantly) John 3:18 This condemnation was brought to the forefront so people would know that they are in need of a savior] 2 He shall not cry [To proclaim with a loud voice] [Jesus was meek and mild/ In no way did he want to be view as a revolutionary against government. He was resolved to carry through the will of the Father], nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed [the reed represents hurting people (poor, oppressed, Spiritually troubled). Christ did not come to bull them over he wanted to bring them to himself.] shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench:[He came to help people who were week spiritually. Example Christ with Peter the night of the trial. Even though Christ knew that Peter rejected him he still comforted him.] he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. [Jesus came to bring Salvation] 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. [The gentiles will wait for his Gospel]

5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: 6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,[God holds your hand if you will let him, it takes 2 to hold hands] and will keep thee,[I will preserve thee & sanctify thee.] and give thee for a covenant [Promise] of the people,[Jesus Ushered in the New Covenant (Old covenant condition – Israel’s obedience / New Covent condition – Christ’s finished work)] for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

                             Matthew 12:14

14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 And charged them that they should not make him known: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

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