Isaiah 23-44

Isaiah 23

Javan and his sons are collectively the various Greek tribes.

1 Chronicles 1:7 And the sons of Javan [Greece]; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

The isles of Elishah which are praised by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 27:7) for their blue and purple dyes; are the Peloponnesus, famous for its purple dyes (Bochart); AEolis (Josephus, Knobel); Hellas (Michaelis, Rosenmüller, Kalisch); without doubt a maritime people of Grecian stock (‘Speaker’s Commentary’).

Dodanim: Dordona in Epirus (Michaelis, Rosenmüller); the Dardaniaus, or Troy (Gesenius); the Daunians of South Italy (Kalisch); the Rhodani in Gaul, reading as in 1 Chronicles 1:7 (Bochart).

Tarshish is thought to be in various places from Tarsus in Cilicia to Carthage or Spain, It is certainly possible that Tarshish refers to a tribe which could be in multiple cities and areas, Tarshish is certainly a seafaring people of the Greeks.

Kittim: the larger Mediterranean islands around Greece like Crete and Cyprus.

The ships of the Greeks howl at the fall of Tyre for they have been made rich by trade with Tyre.

Isaiah 23 is about the demise of the main trading cities of Lebanon; in the ancient past and in the near future in our time.

Isaiah 23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them. 23:2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the [Greek islands] isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon [Sidon], that pass over the sea, have [made rich] replenished.

Tyre was a market to the nations and traded with Egypt and the Greeks in ancient times. During the tribulation Tyre and the Greeks will again be made rich by trading with Babylon [the New Europe], the spoils of Judah and Egypt [including many Jews to be deported from Palestine].

23:3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor [the Nile or one of its branches], the harvest of the river, is her [Tyre’s] revenue; and she [Tyre] is a mart of nations.

Many shall mourn at the fall of Egypt to the king of the north; and many shall mourn at the fall of Syria Lebanon to the armies from the north and the east, as the Asians move toward Jerusalem.

23:4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon [Sidon in Lebanon]: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins. 23:5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

Those of Tyre and Sidon who are able shall flee to Tarshish

23:6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle [part of Tyre is on an island]. 23:7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her [to flee far] afar off to sojourn.

Christ is determined to bring down the pride of Tyre and Sidon and all humanity, to humble them and bring them to repentance.

23:8Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth? 23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.

These things were fulfilled partially in the past and will be fulfilled again and much more fully late in the tribulation.

Because Tyre and Sidon the Greeks shall rejoice at the fall of Israel and Judah and ally themselves to the king of the north [the New Europe] and make merchandise of Judah during the tribulation; Jesus Christ shall correct them strongly.

23:10 [The enemy will] Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish there is no more strength.

23:11 He [Jesus Christ by the Asian armies] stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.

23:12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter [descendant] of Zidon [Sidon]: arise, pass over to Chittim [Crete]; there also shalt thou have no rest.

In this end time the German peoples [the modern descendants of Assyria] shall be the foundation of the strength of the Babylon of the New Europe.

23:13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans [Italy] this people was not [weak] l the Assyrian [Germans] for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.

The merchants with ships are dismayed for the fall of Tyre; the city which made them rich.

23:14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

Speaking of the destruction of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar; the city would be abandoned for seventy years and then would be reoccupied until our time..

23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot [and be rebuilt as a trading city]. 23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire [commerce], and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

In the end time because of her sins the riches of Tyre shall be given to Judah.

Joel  3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine [the Palestinians]? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

3:7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord hath spoken it.

Isaiah 23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

 

Isaiah 24

The tribulation on the whole earth

Most of these things happened in part in the past as an example for us and as a fore-type of what is now right in front of us.

Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Everyone shall suffer and be humbled, both the great and the small.

24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.

This is correction from Jesus Christ for the overspreading of the abominations of humanity and the wickedness of today’s Church of God factions.

24:3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.

24:4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

If humanity is corrected and made desolate because of their transgressions; how much more shall we – who have committed ourselves at baptism to the New Covenant and are supposed to be zealous for our espoused Husband – be corrected for our idolatry and lack of Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God?

The tribulation is coming because we tolerate false doctrines and fail to rebuke sin; because we have BROKEN the New Covenant, by transgressing the Word of God our Father and committing spiritual adultery against Jesus Christ our espoused Husband!

24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they [the called out spiritual Ekklesia has broken their New Covenant with God to live by every Word of God] have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. 24:6 [the tribulation is coming to turn men to live by every Word of God] Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

Because we do not delight in the doctrine and Word of God, and because we have departed from Christ-like zeal for the Word of God; Christ will take away all our joys and give us the affliction of humbling correction.

24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh. 24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. 24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

24:10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

24:11 There is a crying for [lack of food and drink] wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. 24:12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

And when the whole earth has been brought to nothing; Jesus Christ shall come with his saints to shake the earth.

24:13When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

Isaiah 24:14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

Let us repent and glorify Christ; the King of kings, and KEEP all his teachings [doctrines] and commandments; which are to live by every Word of God: that we might be saved.

24:15Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires [be humbled in our correction and glorify God], even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

The earth with its great pride and reveling in sin shall be humbled.

24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

Great trials shall overtake all nations; most especially Judah, Israel and lukewarm apostatizing spiritual Israel.

24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. 24:18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. 24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

The earth shall also be shaken with a great earthquake at the resurrection of the chosen, BEFORE another earthquake which will come when Christ comes with his bride to take rule over the earth.

Revelation 11:17 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: . . .

At that time shall many in Judah and Israel believe what God’s prophets have explained to them as they see the dead rising up and will sincerely repent, glorifying God the Father and the Messiah! And they shall delight with even greater jubilation to receive him, when Christ enters Jerusalem as King of kings over all the earth.

Then when Christ destroys the armies fighting at Jerusalem, Judah shall rise up and also fight.

. . . and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Isaiah 24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard [the whole earth shall quiver in a massive worldwide earthquake], and shall be removed like a cottage [like a tent can be moved]; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

When Christ comes he shall destroy all wickedness and resistance to the Word of God.

24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

Those who fight against Christ shall lay in their graves for many years and shall then be visited and raised up in their time.

24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison [of the grave], and after many days shall they be visited.

Zechariah 14 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Read the rest of Zechariah and Joel beginning in Chapter 2, for more of the events surrounding the coming of Christ.

Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

 

Isaiah 25

Christ is praised for demonstrating his great power and humbling the earth.

Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

The peoples of the earth shall be humbled and shall repent when Christ has destroyed the proud and self willed.

25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

Christ has brought down the mighty oppressors and saved the humble who acknowledge their need for his salvation.

25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. 25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

25:6 And in this mountain [the Holy Mount in Jerusalem and in the government of Messiah] shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Christ shall destroy the veil of sin that separates humanity from God the Father in heaven

25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering [the veil of sin] cast over all people, and the vail [of sin which separates people from God the Father in heaven] that is spread over all nations.

Isaiah now shows that the coming of Christ is itself a fore-type of the coming of God the Father.

25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people [their sins] shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

25:10 For in this mountain [the Holy Place in Jerusalem] shall the hand of the LORD rest,

Moab [the dominant people of Jordan today] shall be humbled and shall serve Israel; for they rejoiced at the fall of Judah and Israel and allied themselves with the Babylon of the New Europe. (Zephaniah 2)

. . . and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

25:11 And he [the Messiah, the Christ] shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands. 25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy [Jordan’s] walls [defenses] shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

 

Isaiah 26

Judah and Jerusalem shall repent and turn to Christ, rejoicing in Christ and his salvation’ welcoming him as their Deliverer with shouts of Hosanna [Our Salvation]. This time Israel and Judah shall be truly sincerely repentant and will embrace their Messiah with all their hearts in zeal and rejoicing over him!

Matthew 21:7 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

In that day there shall be no more tolerance for sin and false teachings [doctrines] and those who teach such lies shall be destroyed.

Isaiah 26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

The proud and self willed that belittle the doctrines [teachings] of Christ shall be corrected, and if they will not repent shall be brought to the grave in the dust never again work to deceive the elect away from zeal for the commandments and the salvation of Christ.

26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [YHVH] is everlasting strength: 26:5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

The zealous for the commandments, laws, ways, teachings [doctrines] and commandments of the Word of God; shall tread underfoot the wicked who will not live by every Word of God.

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, [and teach against zeal for the doctrines and commandments of Christ; Larry Walker and his friends] shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

The wicked shall be corrected and those who will not repent shall be destroyed, while the zealous for all the will and law and doctrines of Christ shall be delivered to eternal life.

4:2 But unto you that fear my name [those that are filled with love and zeal for Christ and all his ways] shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

REMEMBER the commandments, teachings [doctrines], ways and will of our espoused husband; the Mighty One of the elect!

4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Isaiah 26:6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

26:7 The way of the just is uprightness [as defined by the law and teachings (doctrines) of the scriptures] : thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. 26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name [it is the desire of the hearts of the godly to do the will of God and exalt God’s AUTHORITY; it is the desire of the WICKED to belittle the Word of God;  the Holy Scriptures], and to the remembrance of thee.

The godly shall think on the ways, will, teachings (doctrines) and commandments, every Word of God, day and night to learn of them and to keep them (Psalm 119).

The wicked say that doctrine is not important and teach tolerance for the false teachings and sin that separates men from Christ and God the Father in heaven. No wonder that Jesus Christ is disgusted with us and is about to spew us out into great tribulation.

Those who teach against any zeal to live by every Word of God; who teach against the sanctity of the Sabbath and the Biblical Festival Calendar used by Christ; those who commit spiritual adultery by being idolaters of men and organizations: Shall shortly feel the correction of a jealous Husband.

That is virtually ALL in the so called church of God groups; only a few scattered pillars are zealous for their Creator and espoused Husband to do his will, and to live by every Word of God with enthusiastic zeal.

26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Even if the wicked are shown mercy and a blessing; they will not turn from their wickedness; they shall think that they have a reward from God for their own ways and shall persist in their wickedness. They will remain wicked still; therefore the patience of our Lord has run its course and strong correction is at hand.

26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

The wicked close their eyes to the Word of God; and the apostates refuse to follow the very One they had committed themselves to follow. If they do not repent they shall surely be destroyed.

26:11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

The godly faithful ad zealous for all the ways, will, teachings, commandments and Word of God shall fine peace and eternal life as their reward. The works of God [their fruits] are manifest in God’s faithful zealous elect.

26:12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

The faithful righteous shall live by every Word of God and will rejoice in him continually; for they know that men will perish and only God can save to eternal life.

26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

The unrepentant wicked shall perish eternally after they have had every chance to repent.

26:14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

Israel will be brought back from her scattering and shall be raised up and increased by God the father and Jesus Christ the King of kings.

26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

Israel and Judah and also all humanity shall repent by the chastening of the tribulation.

26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

The nations will be afflicted; yet out of that affliction and humbling will come repentance and the great joy of salvation!

26:17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

The actions of humanity have brought forth the nothingness of vanity and wickedness.

26:18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

The resurrection of the chosen

26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my [Isaiah’s] dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust [grave]: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

The zealous shall clothe themselves with the righteousness of Christ, by repentance from sin and the breaking of God’s commandments; to become passionately zealous to live by every Word of God the Father in heaven.

The zealous Ekklesia will follow Christ to the place prepared by God to be nourished there; until the indignation is past.

26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

 

Isaiah 27

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent [Satan], even leviathan that crooked [perverse] serpent; and he [Christ] shall slay the dragon [Satan] that is in the sea [sea of people].

The deliverance of Israel; Israel is likened to a vineyard of red wine.

27:2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

When Messiah comes he will water his people with the water of the Holy Spirit continually.

27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Resist the KING of kings and we would be destroyed; or seek out his authority, wisdom and strength and live with blessings.

27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. 27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

All Israel shall be a blessing to the whole earth in the kingdom, and all nations and peoples will be grafted into spiritual Israel and the New Covenant.

27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Can Christ be slain by his enemies? Can any smite Christ back in return for his correction?

27:7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?

The hurricane of the correction of Christ will end with the destruction of Babylon and the armies of the East. The nations of the north and the east are called the east wind; which is stayed [stopped] by the coming of Christ. It is then that Israel shall shoot up, growing in the nurture of Messiah.

27:8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind [ends his correction] in the day of the east wind [when Christ destroys the armies of the east].

When Jacob repents and all the idols of Jacob are destroyed, the iniquity of Israel shall be purged. Even so in the Ekklesia and in all nations. When they repent and destroy their idols and turn to Christ, they shall be purged of their iniquity.

27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

Yet we shall not repent until much destruction has come upon us.

27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

The unrepentant evil doer who tolerates sin and false teachings and minimizes and belittles the doctrines [teachings] of the Word of God, shall be destroyed; for they are rebellious and ignorant, without any spiritual understanding.

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs [branches] thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

It now becomes clear that many of Israel shall be taken away captive to North Africa, and will be brought back to Palestine when Christ comes.

27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

The Assyrians and the Egyptians shall worship God in the millennial temple in Jerusalem along with Israel.

27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

 

Isaiah 28

Woe to Ephraim [Britain and all the British peoples; including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Britain] and to all those who are intoxicated with pride and self-will; like the religious leaders who consider themselves the elect of God, yet refuse to live by every Word of God.

Isaiah 28:1Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

Christ will raise up a strong leader, the first and last leader of the New Europe and he shall cast down the nations of Israel [America, the British peoples, Scandinavia and the Low Countries].

28:2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

Ephraim shall be humbled and her glory shall be trodden under foot. Before his eyes his glory shall disappear from him.

28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet: 28:4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

When Christ comes he will be the glory of the nations; and nations shall no longer glory in themselves. Christ will judge the nations and inspire sound judgment in his many kings; and he shall save the righteous who repentantly learn of him and live by every Word of God.

28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

Being drunken with wine is an example of being intoxicated with pride and one’s own ways, contrary to the Word of God.

The elders and leaders of the nations and those of the spiritual Ekklesia are intoxicated with the strong drink of pride and their own ways. We are spiritually rich and have need of nothing they think; not realizing how blind they really are (Rev 3:16).

28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Most of the elders and leaders of the church groups are filled with the intoxicant of pride and self will, spiritually filthy and unclean before Christ and they will be rejected by him.

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am [spiritually] rich, and increased with goods [spiritual understanding], and have need of nothing [we will do what is right in our own eyes and will not listen to anyone not even the Word of God]; and knowest not that thou art [spiritually ignorant and full of sin] wretched, and miserable, and [spiritually ignorant] poor, and blind [blinded to the things of God and to our own condition by our great pride], and naked [completely lacking in the raiment of the righteousness of the Word of God]:

Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Jesus Christ shall teach knowledge to those who are childlike and teachable; without pride, guile or self will.  The one who lies and says that doctrine is not important can never learn the sound doctrines of Jesus Christ.

28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

To understand sound doctrine we must have the Holy Spirit which is given ONLY to those who obey the teachings and commandments of Christ (Acts 4:32); and then we must put together every scripture on a point, not forgetting synonyms.

Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Learning and faithfully applying the Word of God, brings peace of mind and eternal life. Nevertheless  Satan will do all he can to interfere and cause us to turn aside with temptation and persecutions.

28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest [the law of God brings rest from sin and its sorrows]; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear [the Word of God].

The doctrines of the Word of God are here and there, so that real effort is required to study and learn the will of God. This is to separate out the zealous for the Word, will, ways, teachings and commandments of God; from the lukewarm and self willed, who are too spiritually lazy to search out the will of God to DO it; and instead proudly do what they think is right.

28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Christ through Isaiah calls upon the supposedly Called Out Ekklesia of God leaders of spiritual Israel to hear and sincerely repent to live by every Word of God; just as surely as he calls upon the unconverted to do so.

28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Because Judah says that they are God’s people and shall never again go into captivity, and the proud leaders of the spiritual Ekklesia believe that they are righteous and that the tribulation will never come near them: the Eternal says that we are foolish and believe in lies, for he will correct the people who do not stand to live by every Word of God.

28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

Those who rely on the foundation stone of Jesus Christ and are zealous to live by every Word of God shall stand forever; and the wicked who will not sincerely repent will be destroyed.

Very many in the Ekklesia are now stumbling on the foundation stone of Jesus Christ by NOT being zealous to live by every Word of God the Father as Jesus taught (Mat 4:4).

Instead we follow men and idolize corporations, doing whatever they say instead of exalting our Lord to live by every Word of God!

28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste [to sin].

Jesus Christ shall sweep away the false teachings and rebellion against God’s Word in the process of completing the building of the Ekklesia the spiritual Temple of God!

28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

Our false teachings, that we are so righteous that no evil shall come upon us; when we are truly wicked and rebellious against our Master; shall be swept aside by the affliction of the tribulation.

Then we shall be humbled and many will repent of the way to death and become zealous for the righteousness contained in every Word of God.

28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

In the tribulation it shall be a sorrow just to hear the terrible news of the evil as it unfolds.

28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Everything shall be a frustration and a vexation.

28:20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Christ will correct the wicked and humble the proud so that all nations will repent and seek him.

28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

Do not mock against the warnings, lest your pride increase and your hands be strong to continue in sin.

28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

Man follows the natural things created by God, and yet will not obey God in greater matters! Can we not see his design in the natural world? Why then will we not honor and obey our God who also created us?

28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. 28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? 28:25When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not [sow seed] cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? 28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.

28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod. 28:28 Bread corn [grain] is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.

28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

 

Isaiah 29

Ariel “Lion of God” is the personification of Jerusalem. And as the capitol, Jerusalem is a type of the nation itself; both physical and spiritual.

Sacrifice without obedience is an exercise in futility. Claims of being God’s people without zealously obeying God are foolishness and vanity.

Isaiah 29:1Woe to Ariel, to Ariel [Jerusalem], the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

Messiah will correct Jerusalem with a heavy heart for he loves her.

29:2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

Jerusalem shall be occupied and trodden down of the Gentiles often through the ages but at this end time she shall be trodden down for 42 months and then Messiah shall come to deliver her.

29:3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. 29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

29:5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

When Christ comes with his chosen he shall deliver the city which shall become the capital of all the earth.

29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Then all her troubles with the nations fighting over Jerusalem shall seem like a very bad dream!

29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as [like] a dream of a night vision.

29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.

Physical and spiritual Jerusalem and all the nations have become intoxicated, drunk with pride and self-will, therefore Christ has allowed them to be deceived that they should not avoid the correction being poured out to try the whole earth.

29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

The church leaders and the national leaders do not understand what is happening, nor do they understand the warnings from God; for they are proud and will not repent to have their eyes opened to the Word of God.

29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

Speaking to the nations, and speaking directly to all of the church of God groups who have made a baptismal commitment to live by every Word of God; Isaiah goes directly to the issue:

We call ourselves godly and then we do what is right in our own eyes and reject any Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God.

29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

Jesus Christ will reject the lukewarm who are hot for their own ways and cold for living by the Word of God and will allow them to fall into great tribulation.  Because the leaders and elders of today’s spiritual Ekklesia reject living by every Word of God to follow idols of men and false traditions, they have NO understanding of the Word of God. 

Almighty God rejected ancient Israel and Judah God is rejecting US today (Rev 3:14-22)

God speaks to those ancient people and God speaks directly to their children; the latter day leaders and elders of today’s spiritual Ekklesia, and God tells them and US the precise reason why they are being rejected and corrected:  Because they reject the knowledge of the godly to cleave to their errors and false ways, and they reject any zeal for God’s Law and living by every Word of God! 

YES,  this is talking about US; today’s modern Church of God factions!

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children [latter day descendants].

Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid [because we reject any zeal to live by the Law and Word of God in favor of living by the words of our idols of men].

These present day elders and leaders of the spiritual Ekklesia who seek to hide their despicable deeds behind an appearance of religiosity but they are ALL known to God!

29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

Those who teach tolerance for sin and false teachings; those who lead people away from, and separate them from God the Father and Jesus Christ; are in rebellion against their Maker.

These wicked liars who teach that tolerance for the sin which separates us from God is some kind of supposed “spiritual unity”; teaching the abomination that unity with men is better than a true spiritual unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ shall be corrected and the unrepentant shall be destroyed.

29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down [tolerating evil and teaching against the good] shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

Very soon now; after the tribulation when Christ comes with his chosen, the Spirit of God shall be poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28); and humanity will have their eyes opened in wholehearted repentance and zeal to learn and keep the whole Word of God.

29:17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

All the wicked shall be brought to nothing, and those who reject any zeal to live by the Word of God shall be consumed in the terrible correction.

29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch [seek evil] for iniquity are cut off:

The false accuser and the bribe taker and the false judge will be destroyed from the Kingdom of Justice and true Equity.

29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth [sinners] in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

Abraham shall be raised up and shall rejoice that his children are brought to understand the wisdom of Christ and have turned in sincere repentance to KEEP the Will and Word of God!

29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale. 29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

 

Isaiah 30

Woe to all those who do not seek Jesus Christ to learn and keep all the ways, will, teachings [doctrines] and commandments of God the Father. WOE to all those who follow any person or organization instead of the Eternal! WOE to all those who cover themselves with pride to go their own ways and not with the righteousness of the Law of God!

Isaiah 30:1Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

Israel was delivered from Pharaoh and Egypt which was prophetically a type of sin. Woe to all those who desire to go back into the sin that Christ delivered us out of. Woe to all those who teach tolerance for sin and false doctrine, which things separate us from spiritual unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ, for the sake of unity with men!

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Isaiah 30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt [back into sin], and have not asked at my mouth [have not lived by the Word of God]; to strengthen themselves [to trust in sin and the ways of wickedness] in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

Those who trust in the ways of sin and false teachings instead of passionately living by every Word of God shall be confounded.

30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

When the ambassadors of Judah went down into Egypt [more in Jeremiah] they found no safety there. When church leaders and elders water down true sound doctrine and reject knowledge from God, to seek numbers and money from the worldly, trusting in the worldly and not putting their trust in God to obey him; they shall find no safety there.

30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.

As physical Judah was made ashamed for going down to their destruction in Egypt; so spiritual Judah of the lukewarm for Christ shall also be ashamed of trusting in their own ways and the worldly instead of being diligent to live by every Word of God in Christ-like zeal.

30:5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

30:6 The burden of the beasts [nations] of the south [south of Egypt, Africa]: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit [not help them but carry away all their possessions] them.

Egypt can do nothing against the New Europe; they cannot even preserve themselves.

Physical Egypt is no help; and those who trust in the spiritual Egypt of tolerance for sin and false teachings shall find destruction.

30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Jesus tells Isaiah to write and record that Israel and Judah are a rebellious people.

The same has become true of spiritual Israel in this latter day; for they follow men and corporations making idols of them,and doing their own ways; rejecting the law of their God as ancient Judah and Israel did.

30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

Those who teach tolerance for false teachings and who will not rebuke sin; those who have no zeal for all the teachings and Word of God, even if they have a certain zeal for men and organizations, even though they call themselves God’s people; are liars and rebellious people and are not the children of God.

30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

Today most elders reject the calls to repentance, saying; do not rebuke our sins but tell us how great, righteous and godly we are.

30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things [don’t rebuke our sins], speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

Today most leaders and elders and brethren, reject the calls to repentance; they will only do what their corporate idols say even if it is contrary to scripture. We will not question or prove out what we are taught by the Holy Scriptures, we are content to follow men and not Christ. We are willing to tolerate sin and false teachings for the sake of an appearance of organizational unity if we are told to do so; even though such tolerance is itself sin and separates us from spiritual unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ!

30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel [exalt idols of men above God] to cease from before us.

Because we pollute Sabbath and High Days, because we idolize men and exalt them above the Word of God: WE SHALL be rejected by Christ and be afflicted with the rod of his correction.

30:12Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:

Today’s church of God groups do these things and are loyal to men, equating that loyalty to men with loyalty to God; they are like a wall that is slowly bulging out, until in an instant it bursts and collapses

30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

Like a delicate vase dashed against a wall, the corporate COG groups shall be smashed, so that there is nothing left of them. Then after these idols are destroyed the people will be humbled to turn to their espoused Husband and to the Word of God.

30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.

Those who trust in dead and living men and not in the Word of God shall be corrected and their idols shall be smashed. Those who are repentant and are zealous to learn and keep the Word of the Mighty One their Deliverer and espoused Husband shall be saved.

30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

The unrepentant wicked who say that they shall escape by fleeing shall be overtaken and corrected. For the organizations which speak of fleeing are deceived with strong delusion and will lean to their own understanding and will NOT follow the instructions of the servants of Christ.

30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

Christ shall fill both physical and spiritual Israel with terror until we repent and become a beacon of righteousness.

30:17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

Jesus Christ waiting for the repentance of physical and spiritual Israel in their correction, and for our sincere repentance to exalt the Word of God above men and organizational idols.

30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

When Christ comes with his resurrected chosen the people will be repentant and will follow him; he will cleanse us and he will heal us; in his tender mercies all Israel and all humanity itself will repent and be grafted into spiritual Israel and shall be saved.

30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

In the Kingdom men will respond to correction with repentance and a Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God. Sin and false teachings will not be tolerated.

30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

All who teach tolerance for false teachings and sin; and all our idols and idolatry shall be cast aside and destroyed from among the people. No more will a person follow blindly without question whatever some man teaches; Instead they shall live by every Word of God and if any man teaches a false Christ that will overlook sin; he shall be destroyed from among the people as a false teacher.

Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 13:2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;

13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 13:4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God

Brethren the assemblies are mostly led and definitely filled with false teachers who have led you away from the Eternal God. WHY? To test the pillars for their absolute loyalty to God!

The pillars shall have offices in the New Jerusalem permanently forever and shall rest on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the scriptures [the whole Word of God] forever! They shall be in leadership positions working directly with God the Father and Christ forever.

This means that those who are to be chosen as pillars, need to be tested to the ultimate degree, so that God the Father can be absolutely convinced of our fitness for those positions.

God has allowed these false teachers so that his pillars can be tested to see if they will be loyal to Christ even under the most extreme deceptions; that is why the Ekklesia has been split up into groups, each one appealing to a different type of person with its own kind of deception.

Isaiah 30:22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

When we repent and turn to follow every Word of God he shall give us the rain [water] of his Spirit. And in the Kingdom, because the nations are repentant and obey him; he shall give rain in due season and the blessings of the harvest and God will pour out his Spirit on the repentant.

30:23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. 30:24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

The earth shall be well watered physically in the Kingdom, and spiritually every government and person shall be filled with the waters of life; the Holy Spirit!

30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

At the time that the Kingdom is established there shall be a great darkness followed by a great light. 

When Christ comes in the day of dark cloud and gloominess; he shall shine brighter than the sun as he comes in his glory, and every eye shall see him and his brightly shining resurrected chosen.

30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

The great battle when Christ comes; Jesus Christ shall bring the armies of the wicked up against Jerusalem.

30:27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: 30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

Israel and Judah shall rejoice in the day of their deliverance

30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe [bagpipes and joyful music] to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

Christ shall destroy the armies of the east and north and shall strike down the armies of the New Europe gathered at Jerusalem when he comes with his chosen.

30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. 30:31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian [German] be beaten down, which smote with a rod. 30:32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

Tophet is the valley of Hinnom [Gehenna]; there Christ shall destroy the armies of the wicked.

30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

 

Isaiah 31

Woe to the people who put their trust in Egypt: Woe, Woe, Woe to all those of Spiritual Israel that begin to put their trust in the worldliness of their idols of men! Who trust in their own ways and in the false teachings of men and corporate idols instead of living by every Word of God the Word of Life!

Isaiah 31:1Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

Jesus Christ will rise up against the worldly and all those who make light of the sound doctrine of the Word of God.

31:2 Yet he [Messiah] also is wise, and will bring evil [correction, suffering for sin to humble the wicked], and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

Those who rely on the Egyptians shall fall with the Egyptians; both the physical Egyptians and the spiritual Egypt of worldliness and compromise with the Word of God.

31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

When Christ comes, he shall come like a young lion roaring over his prey; therefore trust in the might of the Eternal and not in the spiritual emptiness of worldliness and Egypt, the type of bondage to sin and ultimate death.

31:4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

Christ shall come from heaven through the air to set foot on the Mount of Olives to destroy the wicked gathered to fight against him.

31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

Repent and turn to your God, Oh Israel [both spiritual and physical]!

31:6 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.

When Christ comes all idols shall be destroyed and with them all the wickedness and commandment breaking that they bring.

31:7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.

In that day the nations of the New Europe shall fear Christ and flee away from him. Then they shall repent and follow Christ;  and when they realize that they have been deceived and duped, they shall turn against and destroy the false religion: Thus helping to fulfill the destruction of all idols, and wickedness, and false teachings, and sin; out of Europe.

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns [nations] which thou sawest upon the beast [the New Europe], these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17:17  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Isaiah 31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited. 31:9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

 

Isaiah 32

The Messiah the Christ will rule with the righteousness of the commandments and teachings of God; and all the rulers in his government shall do likewise. Take note you leaders and elders; NO person who compromises with any part of the Word of God, or who tolerates sin and false doctrine will be a ruler in the Kingdom of God!

Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king [Messiah the King of kings] shall reign in righteousness [of every Word of God], and princes [the lesser rulers] shall rule in [sound godly] judgment.

Jesus Christ shall be a refuge from the winds of false teachings and commandment breaking which brings suffering and sorrow.

32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock [Jesus Christ] in a weary land.

All peoples shall see and understand and hear and obey the Word of God.

32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

In the Kingdom the Holy Spirit will be poured out and shall give understanding to the ignorant and a tongue to teach plainly the Word of God.

32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

The vile person who teaches compromise and rebellion against the Word of God shall no more be considered wise and godly; and the man who withholds the truth of God, instead teaching his own ways will no longer be considered full of righteousness.

The false elders and leaders so admired by the brethren today will be revealed for what they really are.

32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal [generous], nor the churl [brutish dominator] said to be bountiful. 32:6 For the vile person will speak villainy [teaching his own ways against the Word of God], and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy [calling himself godly when he rejects any zeal to live by God’s Word], and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the [spiritually] hungry, and he will cause the drink [water of God’s Spirit to fail because of wickedness] of the thirsty to fail.

The Nicolaitane bully is always right in his own eyes, even when they are wrong; and they take from the poor for their own advantage.

32:7 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.

32:8 But the liberal [generous to teach the Word of God] deviseth liberal [teaches out of generosity and not for greed or personal gain] things; and by liberal [his generosity in godliness] things shall he stand.

This lament for the women of the nation is also a lament for the church of God which is typified as a woman [the bride] in scripture.

The lukewarm apostates are like whores who commit adultery with their idols of men and corporations; and the faithful and zealous are typified as faithful virgins espoused to Christ.

32:9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

32:10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. 32:11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins. 32:12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

32:13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: 32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;

After the tribulation when Christ comes, the earth will be sown with truth and zeal for the righteousness of the Word of God.

32:15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high [Joel 2:28], and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 32:16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.

The teachings of Christ to live by every Word of God is what truly brings PEACE. Tolerating sin and false teachings only brings division from God the Father and Jesus Christ and among each other, as each does what is right in their own eyes.

32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

Even in times of trial, those who put their trust in the LORD to learn of his ways and keep all his teachings and commandments; shall have peace of mind and the sure assurance that the promises of the Mighty Faithful One SHALL be fulfilled!

32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; 32:19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.

Blessed are all those who trust in the Eternal and are filled with the waters of his Spirit, sowing the truth and spreading the righteousness of the Word of God.

All those who tolerate lies [false doctrines] and compromise with the Word of God; are accursed from Christ!

32:20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

 

Isaiah 33

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the [Holy] Spirit [obedience to God] shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Isaiah 33:1 Woe to thee [woe to the selfish and greedy who take and not give] 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.

The Eternal Christ will be a refuge for all those who trust in him and live by every Word of God

33:2 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.

At the coming of Messiah the armies of the nations will be scattered.

33:3 At the noise of the tumult [the coming of Christ] the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.

Israel shall be gathered together to Christ like a swarm of locusts are gathered together, in a tight mass around Christ!

33:4 And your spoil [Israel] shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

Christ shall be exalted over every man and nation, as KING of all rulers

33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

The Word of God is wisdom and knowledge that shall stand forever; those who compromise with the sound doctrine [teachings] of the Word of God are spiritually ignorant and most foolish, for they tread the path of pride and self-will to their own destruction.

33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Men of peace shall weep over the wars of the tribulation, while the men of war will cry out for peace in their extremity.

33:7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. 33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. 33:9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

Then the Eternal shall rise up to save humanity

33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

The wicked shall be as chaff for the fire of God

33:11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you. 33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

Then shall people acknowledge the might of Christ and shall turn to sincere repentance and Christ-zeal to live by every Word of God.

33:13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.

In the tribulation the wicked hypocrites among Spiritual and Physical Israel shall be afraid, when they feel the judgment of Christ.

33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

The zealous for the righteousness of the Word of God shall be delivered and their defense is sure.

33:15 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;

He who refuses sin and rejects tolerating false teachings; he who will not hear or learn to do evil; he who walks zealously in every Word of God and speaks the truth of Christ shall:

33:16 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. 33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king [Messiah the KING] in his beauty: they shall behold the land [of promise] that is very far off.

The zealous for the righteousness of every Word of God shall be delivered, and they shall be hidden by their God in a sure place so that they not see the fierce armies of the correction of the tribulation.

33:18 Thine heart shall meditate [think about the terrors] terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? 33:19 Thou [the righteous will not see the enemy overwhelm them] shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

The godly that are zealous for all the will and Word of God shall see Jerusalem a city of peace over all the earth! The proud and self-willed who think the sound doctrine of God is of little importance shall fill the graves.

33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities [Feasts]: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. 33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley [warship] with oars, neither shall gallant ship [warship] pass thereby.

The lovers of the righteous commandments and teachings of God the Father and JesusChrist shall always say:

33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

The wicked shall not be able to defend themselves against Christ, and shall be broken like a broken mast of a ship in a storm; in the day of Christ’s coming.

33:23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

The people of Judah and Jerusalem shall no longer be spiritually sick, for in sincere repentance they will be forgiven, and will cleave to God with a whole heart.

33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

Isaiah 34

The LORD will come in fury over all the false teachings and the commandment breaking and all the evils in the earth. 

Isaiah 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. 34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

The heavenly signs of the sixth seal. 

Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved [disappear in the brightness of Christ’s appearance], and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll [the brightness of Christ will blot out the sun and the heavenly bodies will not be seen for the Glory of our Mighty One]: and all their host [the host; the army of the resurrected chosen shall come down to the earth] shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

The LORD will pour out his fury on Turkey for their rage against Judah (Psalm 83).

34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea [Edom, Turkey], and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea [Turkey].

34:7 And the unicorns [their mighty ones shall fall] shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls [their strong and powerful ones shall fall]; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

This is coming because the Turks will ally themselves with the king of the north, the New Federal Europe; and will rejoice at the fall of Judah and Israel their brother; and take a great spoil from Judah.

34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, and the year of recompences [retribution] for the controversy of Zion.

This seems to speak of the tectonic and volcanic nature of Turkey erupting.

34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch [tar], and the dust thereof into brimstone [fiery burning sulfur or molten rock;  lava], and the land thereof shall become burning pitch [likely volcanic eruptions of lava due to immense earthquakes]. 34:10 It shall not be quenched [the fire cannot be put out and must burn out its fuel supply] night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it [the volcanized land will lie waste] shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever [until the present earth is burned up and a new earth is created].

The devastated areas of Turkey shall become the lair of birds and wild beasts.

34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. 34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons [jackals], and a court for owls.

34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr [wild goat] shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. 34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

None of these words shall fail in the Kingdom of God. Esau shall be kept low for all his wickedness against his brother and for despising his birthright.

Many in the brotherhood today, despise the birthright of their calling, by failing to have any zeal for the ways, will, teachings, and commandments of their espoused Husband.

They would rather have their own ways, or idolize the men and organizations that teach them to be lukewarm and without zeal for all the doctrines [teachings] and commandments of Christ. They are zealous for their idols of men and organizations, exalting them above their baptismal commitment to espousal to Jesus Christ as their ONLY Husband and their ONLY MEDIATOR with the Father in heaven!

Remember the end of Esau, who despised his birthright and sold it for a temporary physical pleasure; instead of fighting for it with all his strength.

FIGHT temptation to compromise with our love for our espoused Husband and compromise our loyalty [obedience] to him; by running to his open arms! Be zealous for his ways and seek him in sincere repentance!

34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided [given this fate to them] it unto them [Edom, major parts of Turkey] by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they [the wild beasts] dwell therein.

Isaiah 35

The zealous of the LORD will rejoice in his coming and the wonders of the Kingdom of God!

Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.

Exhort and encourage the people to an enthusiastic zeal for the Lord God of Jacob, who shall deliver his zealously faithful people!

Those who are being persecuted by the proud:  Be Strong in a wholehearted zeal to live by every Word of God!

35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 35:4 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.

Christ IS coming and will bring to humble repentance and deliver all humanity.

35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

The parched land shall be as a pool of water; and the spiritually parched shall be filled with the waters of salvation [the Holy Spirit of God]!

35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

A highway to Jerusalem shall be for those who seek to come; this also being a type of a spiritual highway to the God of Salvation!

35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

Deliverance is at hand for the sincerely repentant who seek out their God and all his ways to keep them! May God speed that day!

35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isaiah 36

God provides an example of his deliverance in the history of Judah for the encouragement of all who put their trust in Christ.

Sennacherib takes Judea of Hezekiah and lays siege to Jerusalem  (See 2 Kings beginning in 18:13).

Isaiah 36:1 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.

After conquering all the defenses of Judah Rabshakeh is sent to demand the surrender of Jerusalem

36:2 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.

Eliakim and Shebna are sent to hear Rabshakeh.

36:3 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.

Rabshakeh explains that Egypt cannot save Jerusalem which is the truth as Isaiah had prophesied.

36:4 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? 36:5 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? 36:6 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.

Hezekiah had destroyed all the high place of idol worship and commanded the people to worship YHVH {Jesus Christ] only. Rabshakeh confuses the Eternal with the idols and false gods that Hezekiah has destroyed.

36:7 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?

Rabshakeh mocks Hezekiah demanding pledges of loyalty to Assyria and promises to arm his troops if there are enough men to ride the horses he can provide.

36:8 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.

Rabshakeh says that it is God who has told him to destroy Jerusalem and Judah.

36:9 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? 36:10 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.

Rabshakeh is actually shouting up to the wall of the city where the Jews are listening to all his words and Eliakim asks him to stop speaking in the language of the Jews and to keep his words private.

36:11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews’ language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

Rabshakeh refused for his purpose was to dishearten the inhabitants of Jerusalem. He warns them of the sore famine that the siege will bring.

36:12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?

Rabshakeh then warns the people to abandon resistance to the king of Assyria.

36:13 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.

36:14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.

Then Rabshakeh makes a huge mistake telling the people NOT to trust in God

36:15 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.

36:16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern; 36:17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

Rabshakeh compares YHVH [the collective name of God the Father and Jesus Christ] to the other false gods of the nations.

36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 36:19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? 36:20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?

36:21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

Brethren, this is an example for us today! We should not be dismayed by our troubles and trials! We should trust in our God who is Mighty to Save!

We should not allow trials and fears to separate us from zeal for our God; we should not allow our needs to entice us to water down the doctrine and commandments for numbers and wealth; when such things will quickly fade away while the anger of our Mighty One shall burn hot against our apostasy for worldliness.

Be zealous for the sound doctrine of every Word of God and hide ourselves in the arms of the ROCK of our Salvation!

Isaiah 37

King Hezekiah did the right thing; he turned in sincere repentance and appealed to the Awesome Mighty God; who is Mighty to Save!

Brethren, this is an example that we should follow! Let all the brethren embrace and live by every Word of God; and He will surely keep all of His promises and the New Covenant of our espousal and will preserve and care for His faithful!

Isaiah 37:1 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.

The king sent unto the man of God asking for deliverance from the God of Moses.

37:2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

The message to Isaiah

37:3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth. 37:4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left. 37:5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

Isaiah responds

37:6 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. 37:7 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.

God causes the king of Libnah to  rebel while the Assyrian army is occupied at Lachish and the ruler of Ethiopia also rises up against Assyria, forcing Rabshakeh to withdraw from Jerusalem.

37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

37:9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he [Rabshakeh] heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

37:10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

Rabshakeh blasphemes YHVH [God the Father and Jesus Christ].

37:11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered? 37:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in

Telassar? 37:13Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

Hezekiah prays over the letter to the Awesome One of Abraham.

37:14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.

37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth. 37:17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. 37:18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, 37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.

The Eternal sends his response to king Hezakiah by Isaiah

37:21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying,

Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

37:22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. 37:23Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

Because the Assyrian king has exalted himself and not the Great God; he shall be brought low by the God he has offended. That is a lesson for us that we should not offend our LORD by departing from His Word.

37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel. 37:25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

God warns the Assyrians that they are the work of HIS hands and what they have done is by the will of God and not by any power of their own. Assyria is the rod of Christ’s correction for his wayward people.

37:26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps. 37:27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

37:28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me. 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.

Isaiah then speaks a prophecy of Assyria and Hezekiah that the famine in the land because of the Assyrian siege will end by the third year; as a type of Assyria in the latter days.

In the third year of the latter day tribulation Jesus Christ will begin to deliver his people by bringing the New Europe against the nations of Asia.

37:30 And this shall be a sign unto thee [Hezekiah, Judah and latter day Israel], Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

37:33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it

with shields, nor cast a bank against it. 37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.

YHVH saved Hezekiah for his zeal for God and delivered Jerusalem and the Messiah the Christ will come to deliver Jerusalem after the coming tribulation in our time

37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

As the Assyrians [now modern Germany, Austria and Hungary] were destroyed before Jerusalem in the time of Hezekiah; their army – as a part of the rising New Federal Europe – shall come again to Jerusalem, where it will be destroyed by the Holy One of Israel.

37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

37:37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. 37:38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Isaiah 38

God hears the prayers of those who are zealous for him; God will not hear the prayers of the lukewarm for him.

1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

3:24 And he that keepeth his [those who live by every Word of God] commandments dwelleth in him [Christ] , and he [Christ dwells within those who are zealous to live by every Word of God] in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit [of the truth of God] which he hath given us.

Hezekiah had lived according to a real zeal for every Word of God, even though he made his mistakes he kept working to please God; therefore his appeal for healing was heard and granted.

Isaiah 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

Hezekiah ran to his Deliverer, as we should run to our Mighty One and be faithful to HIM at all times and in all things.

38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Christ was merciful to Hezekiah for all his zeal; yet it is better to die in zeal for Christ than to be physically saved.

Daniel 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful [not afraid to answer you] to answer thee in this matter.

3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

3:18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Isaiah 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. 38:6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

Christ gives a sign of his power to Hezekiah and to us

38:7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken; 38:8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

Hezekiah Psalm of Gratitude and Rejoicing

38:9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:

38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years. 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world. 38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd’s tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me. 38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me. 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

38:15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul. 38:16 O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live. 38:17 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.

38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. 38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

38:20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.

Hezekiah asked for a sign

38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?

Isaiah 39

The king of Babylon sent emissaries and diplomatic letters of friendship to Hezekiah.

Isaiah 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.

Hezekiah was glad and gave them the royal tour of all that he had; foolishly not considering that he was exciting their lust and cupidity.

39:2 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.

Isaiah rebukes the king and prophecies of the future coming of Babylon

39:3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon.

39:4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.

Isaiah prophesies of the fall of Judah to Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon; which is a type of a greater fall of Judah and Israel to Babylon the Great [the New Federal Europe] in the tribulation.

39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: 39:6 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. 39:7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

Hezekiah then says that it is good that he would have peace and that the correction should be delayed to his descendants.

39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.

Isaiah 40

The establishment of the Kingdom of God after the coming of Christ

Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare [correction] is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

As John Baptist prepared the way for the coming and ministry of Yeshua [Jesus Christ] in the first century; another shall teach enthusiastic zeal to live by every Word of God; preparing the way for our Mighty One to come to his people.

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of [God the Father to the people]  the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children [teach the people repentance to turn to God the Father] to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Luke 1:17  And he [John Baptist, and the latter day Elijah] shall go before him [Christ] in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready [to prepare the people for the first and second  coming of Christ] a people prepared for the Lord.

Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway [prepare the way for the people to accept Christ at his coming by teaching repentance from sin] for our God.

Those who are lowly and humbly zealous to live by every Word of God shall be exalted and shall rise up to meet him in the resurrection of the chosen. The governments and mighty [mountains and hills] of the earth shall be humbled and brought low. The roughness of wickedness shall be destroyed and made clean and smooth in righteousness.

40:4 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: 40:5 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.

All physical things are momentary and transient, passing away in a short time; the ONLY things that really matter, that are lasting and of real value; are the spiritual things of God.

40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Let the faithful messengers and watchmen of God cry aloud!!! Let them reveal Jesus Christ and all his righteous teachings and commandments to everyone!!!

The law will go forth from Jerusalem

Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 40:9 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!

God will reward all those who are faithfully zealous for him, and to all his teachings and commandments. His reward will be eternal life and a good office in God’s kingdom.

The work of Christ is to remove all the blemishes of sin and destroy all tolerance for false lying doctrines which separate the people from God the Father.

40:10 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.

Messiah the Christ will gather his chosen elect and feed them with the words of life eternal; he will also gather all humanity when he comes and feed them with the words of life, the sound doctrine of God the Father and Jesus Christ, in the kingdom of God.

Jesus Christ will NEVER tolerate the sin of false doctrine in his kingdom!

40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd [the goodness of his word]: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

The greatness of God: Why do men rebel and sin against the Word of God? Why will those who call themselves by God’s name exalt themselves above God’s Word? Why will they tolerate false teachings instead of rebuking lies and every false way of sin?

40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. 40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. 40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

40:18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

The wicked make their own gods in their ignorance; which one is like the Eternal? Which one of the men or organizations that we idolize, comes as close to Christ for righteousness and greatness, as a speck of dust is noticed when compared to the entire universe?

40:19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. 40:20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image [of wood], that shall not be moved.

Do we who are supposed to have God’s Spirit and understand his ways, not know his might and glory and power and wisdom and righteousness?

Have we not heard of his wonders and how he parted the sea for his followers and destroyed the wicked? Can we not remember that those who tasted of his glorious deliverance and then turned back to Egypt, were destroyed in the wilderness?

40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle [yes they knew the world was round from most ancient times] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers [for multitudes]; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

The proud and the strong among men are nothing before him!

40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

The wicked mighty men of the earth will vanished away, before the Glory of Christ.

40:24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

Who is like our God? Who is mighty to save his zealously faithful?

40:25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host [the stars of the universe] by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

Why do the leaders and elders say that they are righteous in the sight of God as they do what is right in their own eyes and turn aside from God’s Word to follow after the false traditions of men?

40:27Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Christ will save his zealously faithful who are diligent to learn of him and to live by every Word of God

40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

In the tribulation, the strong young men who rely on their own strength and ways, shall faint and fall in their affliction

40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

The zealous to live by every Word of God; shall be strong in HIM! Our Mighty One, our Refuge, our Salvation, our High Tower of Strength; shall deliver his zealously faithful virgin [abstaining from false teachings and sin] bride!

40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 41

Let the nations be silent before the Mighty One of Jacob; let the people come before God in sincere repentance bowing at his feet.

Isaiah 41:1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment. 41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot [caused the righteous to serve God], gave the nations before him, and made him [made the righteous to] rule over kings? he gave [who gave the wicked] them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. 41:3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.

41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

The nations shall be filled with fear at the coming of Christ. They shall repent before him and learn to live by every Word of God.

41:5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

When the LORD comes, people will sincerely repent and encourage others to also repent and serve the Eternal

41:6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

Jesus Christ shall deliver Israel and make sure that Israel will never again be moved away from God

41:7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.

41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

Israel is called from all nations where she has bee scattered, to serve the Eternal in righteousness and truth. Messiah the Christ speaks words of comfort and encouragement to physical Israel and especially to  spiritual Israel.

41:9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. 41:10 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. 41:11 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.

God will help his people both physical and spiritual Israel when they turn in sincere repentance to serve him. May God speed the day!

41:12 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.

The God of Israel is also her Redeemer who died for her and was resurrected back to the glory that he had given up his God-hood to be made flesh

41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. 41:14 Fear not, thou worm [maggot] Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

41:15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains [governments of the world], and beat them small, and shalt make the hills [lesser local governments] as chaff. 41:16 Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away [like chaff], and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

This is speaking of both physical water and the water of life eternal; the Holy Spirit.

41:17 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. 41:18 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.

41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah [acacia] tree, and the myrtle, and the [olive] oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: 41:20 That they [the people] 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.

Jesus Christ pleads with his people spiritual Israel as he will plead with physical Israel and all humanity.

41:21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons [for your actions in relying on your own wisdom and doing your own ways], saith the King of Jacob.

Reveal the ancient past, or accurately predict the future, if you can. Were you living in ancient times when the Lord was there? Do you have the wisdom and power to declare the future and to make your declaration come to pass; as Christ has?

41:22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.

Can you demonstrate that you are gods and equal to the Creator, as the dragon told you in the Garden of Eden.

41:23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed [impressed with the greatness of men], and behold it together.

The false traditions of unrepentant men who think they are some great thing; are nothing and these men are nothing before Jesus Christ! Those who follow men and not Christ choose the abomination of sorrow, decay and death.

41:24 Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.

Jesus Christ came from the north [heaven] to be born of a woman; he shall call upon God the Father continually from his waking to his sleeping. He shall conquer sin and false teachings; and he shall be raised up to come again and destroy all false teachings, sin and unrepentant men, great or small.

41:25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.

Only Christ was present with God the Father at the creation; there is none righteous but the Father and Jesus Christ.

41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.

A messenger bringing the good tidings of the near future and the way of salvation shall be given to the people to teach them and prepare the way of the Lord.

41:27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.

No man is equal in wisdom with God so that he can argue back to Christ. Why then do we follow our own ways and the false traditions of men instead of exalting out Lord?

41:28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.

The teachings of men apart from Christ are lies and paths to emptiness and destruction. Idolizing men and corporate churches and obeying them above the Word of God is an abomination to God.

41:29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

Isaiah 42

A prophecy of Jesus Christ [Hebrew: Yeshua] and his physical life.

42:1 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. 42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

The Creator declares that he will come and give life to humanity through his sacrifice for sin.

42:5 Thus saith God the LORD [YHVH], 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:

The Messiah shall establish a New Covenant (Jer 31:31) with the people

42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Jesus Christ [Yeshua] is a jealous God who will not tolerate his people committing spiritual adultery with any other god and idol.

42:8 I am the LORD [YHVH]: that is my name [YHVH is a collective name for the family of Elohim meaning: The Eternal Self Existing Mighty Ones (Family) of God]: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

The One who gave up his God-hood to become flesh as Jesus Christ; proclaims what will be before it comes, so that we shall all know his wisdom, power and glory. So that we will be humbled before and acknowledge his sovereignty.

42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

When he comes all shall repent after the armies of the wicked are destroyed and the nations shall sing of the glory of the King of kings.

42:10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. 42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

Let all peoples glorify and live by every Word of God.

42:12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands [the term islands is often a metaphor for all countries outside of Israel/Judea].

When he comes to put down Satan and all false teachings [doctrines] and wickedness the glorified Jesus Christ shall roar like a mighty lion roars over his prey and the nations shall shake in fear because of their iniquities.

42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

When Christ comes after his long patience with sinful rebellious humanity he shall thunder his presence in mighty power.

42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

Christ shall bring down the governments [mountains and hills] of this world and give them to the zealous for the righteousness of living by every Word of God, and they will rule with justice and equity.  Messiah shall destroy the rivers of men [armies] and dry up the strength of the nations.

42:15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

When he has mankind’s attention, he will preach sincere repentance and the righteousness of the Word of God, and deliver humanity from their slavery to Satan, the Pharaoh of this world.

42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Humanity will repent in mass and turn away from their false gods and false teachings to the sound doctrine of Jesus Christ; which is to live by every Word of God.

42:17 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.

God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh and all eyes and ears shall be opened to see, hear and understand the doctrines of righteousness; the whole Word of God.

42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

Messiah refused to see or hear evil in his physical life; he refused to judge or condemn the people; for he was sent to save and not to destroy.

42:19 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? 42:20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

When Christ came he magnified the law explaining its intent and spirit as well as the letter; and making the law complete and beyond reproach, holy and good, and doubly binding; engraving it on the hearts and in the minds of the New Covenant called out. And when he comes again he will extend that New Covenant to all Israel and to all flesh as all humanity repents and is grafted into Israel.

Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

31:35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name:

The teachings and commandments of God the Father and Jesus Christ are eternal, they will be binding forever!

31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Jesus Christ magnified the law of God by adding its spirit and intent to the letter.

Isaiah 42:21 The LORD [YHVH] is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable [HOLY and Spiritual].

Judah and Israel went into captivity and will go through the tribulation for their rebellion against the doctrines and commandments of Jesus Christ and the Father.

42:22 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.

Who will take note of this and learn that the Eternal corrects the wayward and rebellious? Who will repent and turn to Christ BEFORE he needs to be corrected in great tribulation?

42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come? 42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD [YHVH], he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

Let us take to heart the lessons of past history and trust in our God, turning to him in zealous faithful loyal obedience. Christ has poured out his fury on the wicked in the past and he will do so to the wicked of the whole earth in the very near future.

42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him [Israel and the wicked] 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.

Isaiah 43

In this section Isaiah refutes the Unitarian [One God] heresy; declaring the God of Moses [YHVH] to be the Creator, who became Jesus Christ the Redeemer of the repentant.

These chapters are also an indictment of Judah and Israel both physical and spiritual for their sins; and announce deliverance for the sincerely repentant.

Israel is chosen by God as a type of spiritual Israel who are redeemed by the sacrifice of the Lamb of God; just as physical Israel was protected from death in Egypt by the Passover lambs. Physical Israel is a type of spiritual Israel.

Isaiah 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

43:2 When thou passest through the waters [the peoples of the earth], I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee [the rivers (armies) of enemies]: when thou walkest through the fire [in trial and tribulation the faithful will be delivered], thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

The Holy One is the Savior of all those who put their trust in him. Christ will destroy all the unrepentant  wicked as he destroyed Egypt, for ancient Egypt was a type of Satan the god-king of this world and all sin.

43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

When Israel realizes that she has been corrected and repents; Messiah the Christ shall come to destroy the oppressors and shall deliver his people; first spiritual Israel and then physical Israel a few days later.

43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

As Christ raises up his faithful dead from across the world; he will also gather physical Israel from around the world and bring them back to the land of promise.

43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; 43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

All the repentant who are called by the name of our Mighty One shall be delivered.

43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Christ will open the eyes and ears of the spiritually blind to understand the Word of God

43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

All nations that survive shall know that Messiah the Christ is the Eternal Mighty One of Noah and Abraham.

43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

Why do we trust in men and corporations and in false teachings; when the Eternal is God?

43:11 I, even I, amthe LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Jesus Christ shall destroy the false god’s and reveal that he is God indeed.

43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.

Before creation Jesus Christ was; for he was the Implementing Creator of the Executive Will of God the Father

43:13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let [hinder or stop the will of the Creator] it?

Now Isaiah clearly reveals that YHVH the Creator became Jesus Christ.

43:14 Thus saith the LORD [YHVH, your redeemer [who redeems the people from sin and reconciles them to God the Father], the Holy One of Israel;

The armies of the New Europe [Babylon] will be brought down to destruction at Jerusalem for the sake of Christ’s promises to the ancients; the father’s of physical and spiritual ]Abraham the father of the faithful] Israel.

For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldean’s, whose cry is in the ships.

YHVH the God of Moses and our Redeemer is called the Creator

43:15 I am the LORD [YHVH], your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

Jesus Christ the Messiah is again called the YHVH who led Israel through the Red Sea, and destroyed the Egyptians.

43:16 Thus saith the LORD [YHVH], which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; 43:17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

YHVH will do a new thing, delivering Israel once again, and making a path through the nations to the land of promise.

43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Christ will give rivers of physical water and the spiritual waters of the Holy Spirit of life when he comes.

43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. 43:20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons [jackels] and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Jesus Christ called Israel to be an example of godliness for all nations; and she shall finally fulfill her purpose in the Kingdom of God.

43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

Physical and spiritual Israel has rebelled greatly against the teachings and commandments of their God; therefore she will be corrected.

43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.

Israel including spiritual Israel has turned away from God to their own ways.

43:23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.

Israel [especially spiritual Israel of the Ekklesia who are supposed to know better] has not served God but has followed other paths

43:24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

If we will sincerely wholeheartedly repent, our sins will be blotted out and we will find mercy.

43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. 43:26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

Israel’s leaders and leading men; are full of sin against Christ; especially the church of God groups who are supposed to know better

43:27 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Israel shall go into captivity for all their transgressions; along with the elders and leaders of spiritual Israel [the princes of the sanctuary].

43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes [priests, ministry] of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Isaiah 44

Isaiah 44 is an indictment against the idolatry of physical and spiritual Israel and gives the reasons for the imminent great tribulation. The chapter also prophesies of the deliverance of Israel in the latter days.

Wiki: Jeshurun ((Hebrew: ישְֻׁרוּן , ), in the Hebrew Bible, is a poetic name for Israel. Derived from root word meaning upright, just, straight. Jeshurun appears four times in the Hebrew Bible — three times in Deuteronomy and once in Isaiah. It can mean the people of Israel (Deut. 32:15; 33:26), the Land of Israel (Deut. 33:5;), or the Patriarch Jacob (whom an Angel renamed Israel in Genesis 32:29) (Isa. 44:2).

Rabbi Aha bar Jacob told that the breastplate of the High Priest (or Kohen Gadol) contained the words “The tribes of Jeshurun,” thus supplying the otherwise missing Hebrew letter tet in the word “tribes.” (Babylonian Talmud Yoma 73b; see also Exodus Rabbah 38:9.)

In Isaiah 44:2 Jeshurum refers to Jacob as being upright. He certainly made his mistakes but he was quick to repent and be zealous for God

Isaiah 44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: 44:2 Thus saith the LORD [YHVH] that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

Water is here defined as the Holy Spirit as Jesus would later teach in his ministry (John 7:38-39).

44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

As physical water causes the grass to grow; the spiritual water of God’s Spirit – given to all those who obey the Word of God – brings much spiritual growth

44:4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

All nations shall repent and cleave in zeal to the LORD, and all peoples shall look up to Israel and no longer despise her.

44:5 One shall say, I am the LORD’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

The God of Jacob and Moses is proclaimed the Creator; Jesus Christ the beginning and the end

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD [YHVH] the King of Israel, and his [R] redeemer the LORD [YHVH] of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Who is like Christ?

44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.

Those that trust in the Eternal to learn of him and live by every Word of God need not fear; they need not fear even death, for he will keep his promises and raise up those zealous for all God’s ways.

44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no [other] God; I know not any.

Those who trust in idols including men and corporate churches above the Word of God shall be ashamed and come to nothing.

44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Those who exalt men and corporations above the Word of God shall be ashamed in that day when they are corrected and judged.

44:10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? 44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together. 44:12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.

44:13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house. 44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

Our idols are made to be destroyed. Even so the false tin gods of the corporate Ekklesia that we have put our trust in; will be destroyed. Why do we not put our trust in the Word of God and the Holy One of Jacob and all his teachings [doctrines] and commandments?

44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. 44:16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire: 44:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

An idol is nothing but the creation of our own hands or minds. To exalt any man or group and obey them instead of living by every Word of God is idolatry. To go and say that we do something because “the church says it is alright” is to place our salvation in the hands of our idols is a sin to damnation.

WE must prove out all things and then DO only what the scriptures teach

44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

None considers his relationship with the Creator; as each does according to his own thoughts and not according to the Word of God; and then they claim to be godly as they do that which their corporate idols teach, which is often that which is condemned by God!

44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

A person who does not prove all things by the Word of God and discern to reject the evil and accept the good; will be deceived by false teachers.

44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not [he cannot admit to falsehoods] a lie in my right hand [he who does not rely on the Word of God cannot discern between false teachings (Lies) and the truth of God]?

Remember the Word of God

In the final judgment the unrepentant wicked who are not zealous for the Word of God shall be burned up and become ashes under the feet of all those who do live by every Word of God.

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb [Sinai] for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments; and remember and keep all the teachings and commandments of our Creator Jesus Christ and live by every Word of God the Father.

Jesus Christ will not hold back from correcting  physical and spiritual Israel if they go astray, or to reward and save them when they sincerely repent.

Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.

When we learn the lessons that God requires; then we shall repent and he shall blot out our sins.

44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains [nations, governments], O forest, and every tree [every person] therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Again the God of Moses is YHVH who is declared to be the Redeemer [Jesus Christ the Lamb of God] of the repentant.

44:24 Thus saith the LORD [YHVH] , thy [R]redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 44:25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad [with confusion and frustration] ; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; 44:26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

44:27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: 44:28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

 

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