Isaiah 45-66

Isaiah 45

Cyrus was called by the one who became  Christ and prophesied to be his unknowing servant.

Isaiah 45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD [YHVH], which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

45:4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

The prophecy calls Cyrus by name well before his birth, so that all may know that God directs the affairs of men, whether they know it or not.

45:5 I am the LORD [the ever living YHVH family], and there is none else, there is no God [Elohim, mighty ones, God family] beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil [the evil being the distress, misery, injury, calamity, distress and adversity of correction for sin; God does not create wickedness]: I the LORD do all these things.

God wants the righteousness of his Word; not the wickedness of evil sin.

45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Woe unto the elder or leader who strives with Christ by teaching his own ways in the name of Christ.  Woe unto the churchmen who teach their own ways instead of every Word of God.

45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? 45:10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

God the Father and Jesus Christ inspired the prophets to reveal the things to come; to reveal their majesty, power and wisdom to men.

45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

Cyrus was a type of Christ by commanding that Jerusalem be built; this now skips to Christ and the Kingdom of God, building Jerusalem and the millennial temple  in far greater glory.

45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.

The Egyptians and Ethiopians and the men of the south would serve Cyrus and in the millennium shall fall down before Christ in sincere repentance.

45:14 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no [other] God.

Christ is declared to be the God that has hidden himself from the wicked and sinful and reveals himself to all those who love and live by every Word of God.

45:15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

All those who trust in idols shall be ashamed; even all those who put their trust in false teachers who mislead them, and do not put their trust in the Word of God shall be confounded.

45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

All who repent and put their trust in God the Father and Jesus Christ shall be saved.

45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

The doctrine of the whole Word of God is truth; and the Word of God is RIGHT!

45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

Christ will call all nations to God in the millennium.

45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

There is no Elohim [Mighty Ones] beside the God family [YHVH] of God the Father and Jesus Christ.

45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God [Elohim, Mighty Ones] else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.

Christ will save all humanity then living during the millennium!

Philippians 2:9   Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

 

Isaiah 46

The true God s infinitely greater than the idols of men.  False gods must be carried by man and beast while even the mountains stoop down before Christ.  Idols including men and organizations cannot deliver from our Mighty One.  Why do we exalt ourselves up as equal to God?  Why do men lie and claim that loyalty to some man is loyalty to Christ?

Surely we shall go forth into captivity as did Israel and Judah for the same sin of idolatry.

Isaiah 46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. 46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

It is Christ who saves his people not any idol or man who teaches contrary to the Word of God.  Idols are bourn by men; but the true God carries his people and is not carried by them.

46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: 46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

Is God like the idols made of men?  Is he like some man?  Are his teachings and commandments the false traditions and doctrines imagined by the mind of man?  Why do we reject to sanctify his holy Sabbath and to keep his Word?  How can a man say that he loves Christ and God the Father and the brethren; and then refuse to live by every Word of God?

46:5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?

46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship. 46:7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

Stand up and be men!  Stand fearlessly on the Word of God and be zealous to live by every Word of God in Christ-like zeal; even if it means being ostracized by false brethren who have no zeal for God and his ways.

46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it [God and all his ways] again to mind, [Repent] O ye transgressors.

Remember Egypt and all the wonders of the God who gave up his God-hood to become flesh as Jesus Christ; and the destruction of all those who wanted to turn back.

46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

God calls the people to repentance through the correction of the tribulation.

46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

The proud and stubbornly self willed face imminent correction; while salvation is about to come to the repentant and humble who love God enough to live by his Word.

46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

 

Isaiah 47

The judgment of the great false religion

Isaiah 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans [Italians]: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Jesus Christ shall destroy the Babylonian Mysteries and all her protestant daughters who reject obedience to the Word of God for their own ways.  How much more will he correct those who are supposed to have the Holy Spirit and supposed to know better?

47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. 47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

The Redeemer of the repentant is Jesus Christ [YHVH collectively with God  the Father] who created all things and then gave himself for his creation, to be raised up as our ONLY Intercessor and High Priest and to reconcile the repentant with God the Father.

47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

The false religion of Rome and her children shall no more dominate many nations for she shall be cast down.  The Mysteries shall be cast into the utter darkness of nonexistence.

47:5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

The physical nations of the New Europe [Babylon the Great]  inspired by the  Vatican [the spiritual Babylon the Great] will be allowed by Christ to correct Israel and apostate Spiritual Israel; and Babylon [the New Europe and the Vatican] did not consider that if God would correct Israel; God will also correct them for all their own abominations.

47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

47:8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:

The destruction of Babylon by Jesus Christ shall be completed at the coming of Christ (Dan 2).

47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. 47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy [worldly] wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

Suddenly destruction shall fall on the great whore the lady [fornicatress with the nations] of the nations.

47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Let your sorceries save you if they can; for all nations shall see all your secrets revealed and shall turn against you to destroy you wherever you may be found. (Rev 17:16).

47:12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. 47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.

The sorcerers and the Roman / Babylonian Mystery Religion shall be destroyed at Jerusalem at the coming of Christ and in all the nations as the people see her wickedness and turn against her.

47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal [there will not even be an ember left after she is destroyed] to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

The nations that have been ridden by this whorish Mystery, and even her own sorcerers shall repent, and shall turn away from her, and shall turn against her; and there will be none to save her as she goes down to the pit of destruction.

47:15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.

Even the ten nations who believed this false teacher to set up the coming New Federal Europe will turn on that religion and destroy it once the deception has ended and their eyes are opened to the truth.

Revelation 17:16  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, 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 48

A prophecy directly for Spiritual Israel, those spiritually called out; today’s apostate Ekklesia; who preach and call themselves by the name of the Lord while not living by every Word of God.

This also applies to physical Israel and to anyone who does these things

Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by [which claim to be God’s people] the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness. 48:2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.

48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.

These proud, stubborn, self willed unrepentant elders who will not follow Christ to live by every Word of God, but want their own; ways have been warned in advance of their coming correction so that they may understand that their idols of men and corporations and personal advantage cannot save them. And when the correction comes perhaps some of them will turn from their idols in sincere repentance.

48:4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass; 48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.

They have been warned and have also been taught the things of God, and they rejected both the warnings and the revealed truth of scripture.

48:6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know [accept] them.

These things have been sealed until now to humble the proud, lest they should say that they truly did know all things from the beginning.

48:7 They are created [revealed] now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.

Physical Israel was a stiff necked hard heated people and we have not learned from their history.

Israel was chosen by God so that all could learn the lesson that all the wicked, even the spiritually called of God: Will be corrected.

48:8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

48:9 For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain [from totally destroying] for thee, that I cut thee not off [completely].

Physical Israel and Laodicean spiritual Israel shall be refined in great tribulation.

48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee [made thee acceptable] in the furnace of affliction.

Christ will perfect and then deliver his repentant to keep his reputation and to keep his promises to the ancients.

48:11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

Israel was called out of physical Egypt as a type of the spiritually called out from this world. Here Christ again declares that he was Creator and shall complete the spiritual Creation of the children of God.

48:12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

God the Father the Executive Creator, has loved Christ the Implementing Creator, the Son; and Christ will destroy the Mystery Religion and the armies of the New Europe at his coming.

48:14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The LORD [Father] hath loved him [the Son]: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. 48:15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

The Creator revealed himself and his teachings and his commandments at the very creation; and God has always had a man or men teaching his ways. Yet the world refused to keep God’s ways and later Israel also rejected the commandments and teachings of God.

Today even most of spiritual Israel in their zeal for their idols of men and false traditions, has lost their Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God.

48:16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.

The teachings and commandments of God are for our good that we may profit thereby. Those who teach that doctrine is not important are antichrists, for we are called to the doctrine [teachings] of God the Father and Jesus Christ.

48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

The principle purpose of our calling is for us to learn and live by every Word of God. To falter in zeal for learning and keeping the Word of God; is to fail in our calling!

48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea: 48:19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

Jesus Christ commands Babylon [the New Europe] to correct spiritual and physical Israel!

When they have repented; Christ will deliver his people out of the hand of those who oppress them!

The repentant will rejoice greatly at their deliverance and will receive their Messiah with songs of rejoicing!

48:20 Go ye [out of Babylon] forth of Babylon, flee [escape] ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

The waters flowing from the rock were a type of the waters of the Holy Spirit which flow from the ROCK of our Salvation, Jesus Christ; which was struck on the stake for us.

48:21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.

The unrepentant shall reap their own destruction

48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

 

Isaiah 49

A prophecy of Israel and Christ through Jacob; to all nations

Jacob was called from the womb.

Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved,

Isaiah 49:1 Listen, O isles [nations], unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me [Israel] from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; 49:3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

Christ is then discouraged with Israel who has failed to be an example of righteousness for all the nations. He then declares that his calling of Israel shall not have been in vain, and his work shall bring forth the fruit of righteousness.

49:4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

Isaiah is working with double meanings as he has throughout Isaiah.  Jacob was formed in the womb and so was Jesus Christ, to be born of men and to save Israel from all her sins. Here Isaiah deftly shifts between Jacob [Israel] and Jesus Christ in the prophecy.

49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

God the Father is often mentioned but with the same family name as the Creator who became Jesus Christ, yet the fact that Elohim [Mighty Ones] referred to two separate beings has been the downfall of many. Elohim refers to the collective family nature of God, and YHVH [the Eternal] also refers to BOTH beings, for BOTH are eternal.

49:6 And he [the Father] said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

A prophecy of the rulers who came to worship Christ at his birth; and the rulers who shall repent and bow before him, worshiping him when he comes to establish the Kingdom of God as King of kings over all the earth.

49:7 Thus saith the LORD [YHVH], the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One [Messiah the Christ], to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

The Father saying that he will resurrect Christ and shall make his sacrifice, the blood of a New Covenant to establish the earth in the righteousness of every Word of God.

Jeremiah 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.

Isaiah 49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee [give Messiah the Lamb of God in sacrifice for a New Covenant] for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

Jesus Christ shall set the repentant prisoners of sin free by his sacrifice of himself for their ransom.

49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

The faithful called out, and all the repentant in the Kingdom; shall be filled with the righteousness of God the Father and Jesus Christ through learning and internalizing the bread of life by living by every Word of God and will receive the waters of the Holy Spirit of eternal life.

49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

The Word of God is sound doctrine and is the highway to salvation.

To justify standing on false traditions and to reject the truth of the scriptures [like the sanctity of the Sabbath and the Biblical Calendar] is to reject the way to life eternal and to turn away from God the Father and Jesus Christ.

Let me be clear that the life of a converted person consists of learning and growing in the truth [doctrine] of Jesus Christ; which is living by the whole body of scripture which he inspired. When a person is working hard to learn he is not accountable for what he does not yet know: He is held accountable for refusing to accept truth when it is revealed to him.

It is our calling to learn and when we refuse to progress, we are rejecting our calling to continue to grow and become more and more like God the Father and Jesus Christ.

49:11 And I will make all my mountains [governments, leaders] a way [of salvation], and my highways [the Word of God] shall be exalted.

In the Kingdom all peoples shall be humbled and repent and come to worship God trough living by every Word of God

49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth [all people]; and break forth into singing, O mountains [nations and governments]: for the LORD hath comforted [saved] his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

If, in the tribulation Spiritual and physical Israel should be discouraged: Take comfort in these words and repent quickly.

49:14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.

49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. 49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

49:17 Thy children [the people of spiritual and physical Israel] shall make haste [to repent]; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth [be removed from] of thee.

All the nations shall come to God in sincere repentance and shall acknowledge Jerusalem as the world capital and will then be grafted into New Covenant Israel.

49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

The tribes of Israel shall return to Palestine and shall overflow that land; then many shall return to their previous end time locations.

49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. 49:20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

If in tribulation we think that we are desolate; Christ has promised to deliver us; and He will keep his word.

49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?

The people of physical Israel shall be brought back to their land by the repentant Gentiles.

49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Jesus Christ will humble humanity and save all the repentant; then all of humanity will become the seed of Abraham – the Father of the faithful – in the spiritual New Covenant sense.

John 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Isaiah 49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? 49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away [delivered from them], and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

The unrepentant shall be destroyed

49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

 

Isaiah 50

Jesus Christ explains that he did not divorce Israel, rather Israel turned away from him. neither did he give her up to creditors; but their sins separated Israel from him.

This is a message to spiritual Israel today; the only thing that can separate us from the love of God the Father and Jesus Christ is our sins and our departure from tem! Even then God s love burns hot and he seeks us to quickly repent and return to him in passionate love for him and zeal for all his teachings and commandments.

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

Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.

Jesus asks why there is no one who calls upon him, and all men go their own ways instead of keeping all his teachings and commandments.

50:2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver?

Christ corrects the sinful who are not zealous for all his ways and who instead do what is right in their own eyes.

. . . behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst. 50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

A prophesy of Christ and his example [that we are to follow] of steadfastness to God the Father, in spite of all his sufferings.

Christ taught the law and wisdom of God the Father zealously throughout his ministry.

50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

Christ was absolutely faithful to God the Father

50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.

Messiah the Christ was smitten with the whip and spit upon, yet he remained faithful to the Father in heaven to keep all his commandments and will and to teach both the letter and the intent or spirit of every Word of God, and we are to do likewise.

Doctrine [the whole Word of God the Father] was IMPORTANT to Jesus Christ!

50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Jesus Christ set his heart like a solid rock, to obey and do the will of his Father in heaven, as an example that we are to do likewise. Those who follow this example and do as Jesus Christ did; shall never be ashamed; for God the Father will accept them as his own children.

50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

Christ was justified [accepted] by God the Father; whosoever contends with Christ, argues with God the Father.

WHO ARE YOU; that you should stand on your idols of organizations and mere mortal men, to contend with Christ, claiming that God’s Word is of no importance? WHO ARE YOU; to stand on the false traditions of men when they are shown to be contrary to the Word of God?

Those who resist living by every Word of God are antichrist; and will suffer grave correction and if still unrepentant, they will be burned to ashes to be walked upon by the faithful followers of Jesus Christ and God the Father. Therefore repent quickly.

50:8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me. 50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

Trust in the name [reputation, word, commandments, teachings and power] of God the Father, as Christ did; obey the word of the servant of the Father, Jesus Christ. Stand on the Word of our God with all your being!

None who trust in God the Father and Christ and all their Word; shall be left in darkness regarding the way to Salvation!

If we walk in the light of every Word of God; we shall not be in the darkness of ignorance as the man who says that doctrine is of no importance.

50:10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Those who try to create their own light to walk by; producing false teachings from their own imaginations and refuse to sincerely repent shall die in much sorrow.

50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

 

Isaiah 51

If you desire after righteousness, look to the example of the righteous in scripture, look to those that God blessed and learn how you may also be blessed of God.

Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

After our correction; the Eternal Righteous One shall deliver the sincerely repentant.

51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Jesus Christ will rule the whole earth from Jerusalem and spiritual and physical Israel shall become a good example to the nations to keep the law and righteousness of God. Then Israel shall be a light of godly example to all nations.

51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

When Christ comes with his chosen; the nations will repent and the salvation of learning and living by every Word of God will pour forth out of Jerusalem! And the law of God will be kept by all peoples, and all nations will put their trust in the whole doctrine of Holy Scripture and the teachings, Word and commandments of God the Father and Jesus Christ!

Sound Doctrine [the Word of God] IS SALVATION!

51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles [isles are symbolic of nations] shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.

If we say that doctrine is not important; then we reject salvation from eternal destruction in Gehenna.

51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

The law and teachings of God define righteousness and are the way to the salvation of our God. Only a person trapped in the dark pit of spiritual ignorance says that doctrine is not important. Doctrine is God the Father and Jesus Christ in print! Doctrine is the way to salvation!

Those who revile sound doctrine are damned unless they repent.

51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm [maggot] shall eat them [their dead bodies] like wool: but my righteousness [doctrine, teachings] shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

As Christ called out and saved Rahab when Jericho fell; as Christ dried up the Red Sea and delivered his Called Out; so the sincerely repentant of physical Israel shall come to Jerusalem at the establishment of the Kingdom of God and all repentant humanity shall look to the teachings [doctrine] and law of salvation. which will flow out from Jerusalem.

51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon? 51:10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Jesus Christ shall deliver his people. Why do some fear men and not the Mighty One of Jacob?

51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

Those who are captive to idolizing men and false tradition should hasten to our Deliverer, and not remain in captivity to false lying deceiving men who teach that doctrine is not important.

51:14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.

The Eternal the Mighty One who divided the Red Sea shall deliver all sincerely repentant people

51:15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

The Eternal has put his words in the mouth of his servants to warn to repentance and prepare the earth for his coming.

51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

Jerusalem called to repentance at her correction. This is also a call to repentance for the Ekklesia, to turn to the Eternal and to STOP doing their own ways instead of being faithful to the Word of God; and to STOP idolizing men, organizations and false traditions.

51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

None among the wicked can bring deliverance; only the Lord of armies.

51:18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.

Jerusalem as the capital is symbolic of all Israel. Jerusalem as the site of God’s temple is symbolic of spiritual Israel and the church of God.

This is the soon [now at the very door] correction of those who will not live by every Word of God

51:19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee? 51:20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

Jesus Christ will deliver us from the intoxication of our pride and false teachings [doctrine] with the cup of correction; and will give the cup or correction to the enemy until all the earth repents to keep the doctrine [teachings] of living by every Word of God.

51:21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine: 51:22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again: 51:23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.

 

Isaiah 52

Jerusalem in the Kingdom of God

Put on the beautiful garments of righteousness [every Word of God], for all within the millennial Jerusalem shall be circumcised in flesh and in spirit; converted to the doctrine of Christ – which is to live by every Word of God the Father – and filled with the Spirit of God.

No one polluted with unclean [false] teachings [doctrine] shall be permitted in the city. Physical  millennial Jerusalem is a type of the New Jerusalem the eternal (Rev 21), into which only those passionately dedicated to live by every Word of God will be allowed to enter.

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength [the Word of God], O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments [the righteousness of the Law of God], O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean [which includes any sin].

Jerusalem and the nations loosed from the chains of captivity by REPENTANCE and the application of the sacrifice of Christ, and by faithfulness to learn and keep the whole doctrine of Holy Scripture.

52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

We in the church of God, have sold ourselves into man worship and idolatry for no advantage, and have left off any Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God. Repent quickly and follow ONLY God the Father and Jesus Christ, following men ONLY as they follow Christ; and we shall be redeemed through living by every W0ord of God and by the sacrifice of Christ which will then be applied to us upon sincere repentance of all past sins.

52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. 52:4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.

The name and ways of God the Father and Christ are blasphemed continually by those who teach men to follow themselves and exalt themselves above the Word of God.

52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

Jesus Christ shall reveal his holiness by correcting all nations and then delivering the repentant.

52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

How wonderful is the day of the deliverance of all the repentant of the earth, and the day of Pentecost when the Kingdom of God will be established over all the earth! In that day the nations shall shout in rejoicing throughout all the earth! THY GOD REIGNS!

Every person shall repent and every one shall know the LORD and will be united with God  the Father and Jesus Christ: That is true spiritual unity!

52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

Our Mighty One shall come and deliver all nations, gathering them unto himself! That is true Spiritual Unity! Jesus Christ shall put an end to this abominable tolerance of sin and false teachings, which is the Babel of spiritual division; and bring all people into unity with God the Father and himself!

52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Let every person depart from all physically and spiritually unclean [false doctrine] things and wash ourselves clean with the righteousness of the whole Word of God!

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church [spiritual body of the faithful] , not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing [spotless from all sin and any uncleanness of false teachings]; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Psalm 119:126 It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they [the COG Groups] have made void thy law [Doing what they think is right instead of zealously keeping the teachings and commandments].

We make the Word of God of no effect by teaching for doctrine the commandments of men.

Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

Psalm 119:127 Therefore I [all the godly] love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

The godly person hates every false teachings [doctrine] and diligently proves all things by the whole word of God.

119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light [of truth]; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Depart from sin and the pollution of every physically and spiritually unclean thing. Turn to zeal for the Eternal with all your hearts.

Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

When Christ delivers his people at his coming, they shall go forth in confidence in him and without fear.

52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.

Christ the Messiah shall rule the whole earth in the wisdom of every the Word of God and absolute unity with God the Father!

52:13 Behold, my servant [Messiah particularly, and all the servants of God] shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Jesus Christ the Lamb of God has been sacrificed for the sins of the world, and all nations shall sincerely repent and be covered with the sacrificial blood when he comes with his chosen (Joel 2:28).

52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: 52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

 

Isaiah 53

More prophecies of Messiah the Christ [Hebrew:  Yeshua] and his coming in the flesh. He would be a plain ordinary man in appearance; growing up totally dedicated to God the Father, as we should also be.

Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Not recognized by most and despised for his teachings – which were different from the religious establishment – he was rejected by most.

53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Jesus Christ [Hebrew: Yeshua] was sacrificed for our transgressions and bore the sins of the sincerely repentant, yet most of the people did not understand or repent and would follow him in zeal for every Word of God the Father.

53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

When we repent and follow all Christ’s teachings [doctrine] zealously, we shall be spiritually healed and our sins will be covered, so that we are reco0nciled to God the Father in heaven. In context this is about sin, repentance and the removal of the sin that separates us from the Father to heal our relationship and bring peace between us and God the Father in heaven. This is not directly about physical healing.

53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Every person has gone astray at times and if we repent and turn to learn of and keep every Word of God the Father; the sacrifice of Christ will be applied to us and Christ will bear our iniquities that we may be reconciled to God the Father.

53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Jesus Christ allowed himself to be killed for humanity and did not resist his killers.

53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Christ was taken into the prison to be beaten and then taken out to be killed.

53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

Christ was buried in the tomb of a wealthy man, because he had done no sin.

53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Yeshua’s willing sacrifice, fulfilling God the Father’s will was pleasing to the Father; for by this means many people will be saved and reconciled to the Father; therefore God the Father raised him up in a resurrection back to spirit and the glory which he had had with the Father before giving up that glory to be made flesh.

53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Christ shall see the fruit of his work; for many shall repent and be justified by his sacrifice and resurrection. Christ shall bear the sins of the sincerely repentant; and they shall learn by his example and instructions, to do the Father’s will and to live by every Word of God the Father.

53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Because Yeshua [Jesus Christ] gave his life to fulfil God  the Father’s will and to save humanity; he shall be exalted by God the Father!

Let us repent and SIN NO MORE!

53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

Isaiah 54

Judah by killing her Husband, became a widow and spiritually barren. The covenant of marriage called the Mosaic Covenant between Israel and God [between Jesus Christ the Creator] was broken and ended with the death of the Husband.

Jesus promises that he will make a New Covenant with Israel and Judah (Jer 31;31); and that that New Covenant will bear much spiritual fruit.

The New Covenant

Physical Israel shall yet repent and enter into the New Covenant when Messiah comes and  then she shall bring forth much fruit!

Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife [because physical Israel rebelled and killed her Husband], saith the LORD.

When Christ comes and physical Israel is delivered; she shall surely sincerely repent and prosper greatly as an example of righteousness and a blessing to all the earth!

54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

The sins of the past will no more be remembered when the fruitless marriage of physical Israel to God – which marriage covenant they broke – is replaced by the New Marriage Covenant with the Mighty One of Jacob (Jer 31:312).  When Messiah the Christ comes and Israel is sincerely repentant they shall enter into a New Covenant of marriage with the LORD and shall prosper greatly. 

54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

Here it is clearly stated that the Creator was the Husband of Israel, and he shall yet enter a New Covenant of Marriage with her at his coming to rule the whole earth (Jer 31).

54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

When Christ comes with his chosen, he will yet choose the wife that had forsaken him for she shall repent and turn to him and he will take her to himself as a part of his spiritual Israel!

making a New Covenant with her by adding all Israel to the New Covenant of the first fruits; and then grafting all nations into that same New Covenant.

54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken [because of her many sins and adulteries against her Husband] and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused [rejected for Israel’s many adulteries with ido0ls of men], saith thy God.

Jesus Christ will again gather to him his beloved Israel when he comes with his chosen.

Imagine the love that caused a Husband to give his life to save his rebellious and adulterous wife who had rejected him for many lovers!  Imagine the love of the bride when she comes to her senses and sincerely repents having her appalling wickedness forgiven and being accepted and married to that Husband again!

54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

And Christ will never again have a reason for another tribulation to correct his wife of the New Covenant; for they shall have fully repented of their adulteries and sins and turned to their God to learn and live by every Word of God.

54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

The Covenant of peace, is the peace between God and the repentant nations; who will make up a worldwide spiritual Israel of the New Covenant! And at the beginning of the millennium, all nations shall be called into the New Covenant; and as each person is ready, they shall be changed into and have their part in the early harvest spiritual  bride of Christ.

The week does not end on the sixth day and the harvest of first fruits is not complete until the end of the seventh millennial one thousand years “Day”.

54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Isaiah then insets a prophecy of the New Jerusalem of the Feast of the Eighth Day.

54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 54:12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

When all people learn the teachings [doctrines] and Word of God the Father and Christ; they shall be completely at one with God the Father and with the Son and that will bring the people into universal peace, harmony and fulfillment. Internalizing all the teachings and commandments of scripture brings true spiritual unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ; and as every person comes to unity with God they will be of one mind with one another.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to have spiritual unity in an organization by tolerating the false teachings that divide us from God!

It is when we are repentant and humble and zealous to learn and live by every Word of God, that true peace and unity will come.

54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Righteousness is defined by the Word and Law of God and all the Holy Scriptures. The people of God shall never fear again; after Christ comes to deliver the repentant and save his people who trust in him.

54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

After the end of the millennium the enemy will be released and will come; but our Mighty One shall defend his people.

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Isaiah 54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee [against Jerusalem and Israel] shall fall for thy sake. 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth [with bellows] the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

Those who search the scriptures and prove all things, holding fast to the Word of God to keep it always, shall have the heritage of God’s righteousness. Those who have no zeal to learn and keep the Word and commandments of the scriptures shall perish unless they sincerely repent.

54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee [after Messiah comes he will be the protector of his repentant and faithful bride]  shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

 

Isaiah 55

The millennial invitation to all nations to repent and receive the salvation of Jesus Christ is addressed to everyone; not just physical Israel.

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters [the Holy Spirit], and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk [wine being the sacrifice of Christ and milk being the milk of God’s Word] without money and without price.

Why do you pay to hear the traditions of men when you can GO TO THE BOOK?

55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, [Jesus Christ and the whole Word of God] and eat ye that which is good [eat and internalize the whole Word of God], and let your soul delight itself in [the abundance of spiritual food (meat)] fatness.

Hear and be diligent to learn and keep the whole Word of God and you shall find salvation there!  Be like David in zeal for the teachings and law of God, Psalm 119; and you shall receive the mercy that David received.

55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

In the Kingdom David will be an example of repentance and a teacher of righteousness for the  the people as king over a united Israel.

55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

Christ shall glorify his chosen who are intensely zealous to live by every Word of God and the nations shall flow unto them and be ruled by the resurrected faithful zealous chosen.

55:5 Behold, thou [Christ and his resurrected chosen] shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

Jesus Christ will apply his sacrifice to the repentant and zealous for every Word of God; and the sincerely repentant who go and sin no more will be abundantly pardoned!

55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Turn to the Word of God and do not lean to our own ways, for the Word of God is high above the thoughts and ways of all men!

Let us turn to learn and keep the whole Word of God and all of his doctrine and commandments in repentant righteous zeal.

55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The sound doctrine of Holy Scripture – the whole Word of God – is like the rain the gives life to the earth; it gives life to the sincerely zealous for God’s Word of life.

Always prove all things by the Word of God, abhorring and rooting out all false traditions and teachings; living by every Word of God.

55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

The zealous DOERS of the Word of God shall be in the resurrection to eternal life; whether imminently or at the end of their lives in the millennial kingdom, and later the main harvest of humanity will repent and be brought in during the great judging of the Feast of Tabernacles.

55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Thorns and briars are types of the wicked and the grand trees and good fruit and wheat are types of oddly men (John 15 and Lev 23:40).

55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

 

Isaiah 56

The vast majority of the Ekklesia call the Sabbath holy; and then they regularly pollute it by cooking, going to restaurants and otherwise working or paying others to work on the Sabbath.

The neglect of the sanctity of the Sabbath was a major reason why God sent Israel into captivity in the past and it is a major reason why Jesus Christ will reject the latter day church of God groups and cast them into the correction of great tribulation.

We have NO zeal for the teachings and commandments of Holy Scripture and instead stand on our false traditions. We water down the scriptures on the Sabbath and we reject the scriptures in favour of the false teachings of mere mortal men.

Nehemiah 10:31 And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

We are commended to keep the judgments and all of the commandments of holy scripture; which define and are the righteousness of God in print. We are called to learn and keep the letter and the spirit and intent, of the entire body of scripture.

Isaiah 56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Blessed are those who repent and are zealous to learn and keep all the sayings of the entire scripture; including those who are zealous for the Holy Seventh Day [Fri sunset to Sat sunset] Sabbath; commanded at creation by our Creator.

56:2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Love and zeal for the sanctity of the Sabbath is the first step on the road to salvation for it gives us a time to learn of our Maker and a time to study his Word, often at great personal cost; it indicates to God the Father and to Jesus Christ, how much we love them.

Those who lose jobs, friends, family and physical comfort and wealth because of their zeal for God’s Sabbath; will have great blessings from God including eternal life. Those who like Esau are willing to sell the birthright of their calling for the physical pleasures of this world and who STEAL God’s time to use as they want, shall fall into great correction and if they will not repent they will fall into destruction of the spirit as well as the flesh.

Zeal for the Sabbath brings us close to God as we take the time to study and learn of him on HIS time.

56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

The physical eunuch is a type of those who are ostracized because of their zeal for the Sabbath and all the holy scriptures, because they are zealous for God the Father and Christ and not for the false ways of human leaders who water down doctrine and pollute the Sabbath.

Those who are ostracized for their zeal for God will find themselves being given eternal life with many, many, others, who are also zealous and will all be a part of the Family of God.

56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; 56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house [Family] and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

The promise is to Israel and also to the Gentiles who will be zealous to live by every Word of God and maintain the sanctity of the holy seventh Day Sabbath [Fri sunset to Sat sunset].

Zeal for the Sabbath is a sign of both the Mosaic and the New Covenants: Those who lack zeal for the sanctity of the Sabbath, lack zeal for their covenant relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

The zealous for the teachings, commandments and Holy Sabbath shall be accepted by God the Father and shall be welcomed in the House [Temple] of God.

56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

When Jesus Christ comes and gathers together the outcasts of Israel to himself, he will also gather the Gentiles to him; for all the earth shall repent and turn to zeal for all the teachings, commandments and will of God; and to a zeal for his Holy Sabbath Day!

56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

Because we call the Sabbath holy and pollute it; because we have no zeal for the ways of God and yet are filled with zeal for our idols of men and organizations, who teach us to depart from zeal for the Word of God; We shall be rejected by Christ (Rev 3:14-22) and thrust into the fiery furnace of correction.

The beasts of the forest and the field represent the nations of the Gentiles

56:9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.

The leaders of today’s physical nations of Israel are ignorant of the things of righteousness; and the watchmen, leaders and elders of spiritual Israel are spiritually blind; they are asleep and not giving the warning.

Yes, they speak of prophecy without understanding, because they will not live by every Word of God the Father and Jesus Christ. They have been given over to spiritual slumber because they have no zeal to live by the Word of God.

56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

The leaders of today’s spiritual Ekklesia are like greedy dogs each doing his own thing and never being satisfied with their own ways. They water down the Sabbath and the sound doctrine of Holy Scripture to try to attract more personal followers.

Their understanding is withheld because of their lack of zeal for God’s Sabbath and for living by every Word of God the Father.

56:11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

They fill themselves with the strong drink of their own imaginations, and become intoxicated with pride and their own ways.

They say the end is near to extort income, while they really believe that “My Lord delays his coming”. This is demonstrated by their grand construction projects.

56:12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

 

Isaiah 57

The zealous for the righteousness of God, to live by the entirety of the Holy Scriptures; are at peace with God and shall be raised up in that day.

Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

The wicked who rely on the traditions and idolatry of men, who teach the false traditions of men and say that the doctrine and the commandments of God are a small thing; are transgressors and teachers of lies. They shall have serious correction and shall not find any peace except in repentance and turning to the righteousness of the whole Word of God.

57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. 57:4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue [to argue and teach against]? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.

We follow after our idols of corporate churches and false men; who reject the ways of the Father in heaven; leading the people into falsehood and destruction

57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?

Those who make and exalt idols out of the stones of the earth, their lot is to be destroyed like the stones of those idols. Those who make spiritual idols out of men and organizations shall also fall.

Will God the Father accept an offering from the hands of unrepentant sinners?

Of course not!

57:6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering [to idols of stone]. Should I receive comfort in these?

Will we commit adultery in our beds with false teachings that are not the teachings of our God, after we have made our baptismal commitment of espousal to Christ? Will we love our idols of men, corporate organizations and false doctrines more than we love our espoused Husband? Will we stand on the false traditions of men and not on every Word of God?

How long will we pollute God’s Sabbath because mere men have said that it is good to do so?

57:7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice. 57:8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.

Have we not debased ourselves to our own destruction, by relying on the false doctrines of false teachers who lead us away from our God? Should we not LIVE by every Word of our God?

57:9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.

We have become so intoxicated with pride in how great we think we are; that we cannot see that our position is hopeless; and we will not turn to God our Father in sincere repentance to do all the Word of God (Rev 3:16-14-20).

In our pride we enjoy our life, thinking ourselves greatly spiritually blessed; not knowing how spiritually blind and wretched and devoid of the righteousness of the Word of God we are.

57:10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way [we are full of ourselves, thinking ourselves great]; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

Why do we fear men and not God?

57:11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?

The entire Word of God is righteousness! Every Word of God was written for our instruction!

57:12 I will declare thy [our own ways will not save us] righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

Let the wicked deliver himself if he can! The repentant and zealous for the whole Word of God shall inherit eternal life and the Kingdom of God.

57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain [government];

In the Millennial Kingdom the zealous for God shall teach the truth of the whole Word of God, making God’s ways plainly known to all people.

57:14 And [the righteous shall turn the people to live by the Word of God]  shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people.

Those who are repentant and have no pride but are contrite of spirit and zealous for all the ways of God shall be revived by the Eternal.

57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Christ will not be angry forever; he shall forgive us when we are sincerely  repentant and turn to God; lest all flesh be destroyed forever.

57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Christ is angry at our lust for numbers and physical things, and will correct us for our stubborn reliance on our own ways.

57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on forwardly [stubbornly] in the way of his [own imaginations] heart.

Christ will correct us so that we may repent and be spiritually healed and come to full spiritual unity with God.

57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

Through teaching sincere repentance and by the application of his sacrifice Jesus Christ will reconcile all nations with God the Father, bringing peace between man and God the Father.

57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

The unrepentant wicked shall have no rest, for they reject the peace of learning and doing the whole word of God.

57:20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

 

Isaiah 58

The job of any godly person who has the means, is to tell God’s people their sins and call them to repentance. That job begins with warning and teaching the spiritual Ekklesia and then spreads out to warning  others.

It is when the organizational elders refuse to do this job and become lax themselves, that God sends others to step up and shout the warning.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Today the brethren take delight in going to services and giving the appearance of seeking godliness and of being righteous; but it is all appearance with no substance.

58:2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

They fast and then ask why God does not see and help them; when they were fasting to get what they wanted and to have their own ways; instead of repenting and humbling themselves to abandon their own false ways and turn to live by every Word of God.

Behold, while many fast we still continue in our own false ways, taking pleasure in our worldliness.

58:3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

We are NOT to fast to feel righteous in our own eyes and to seek advantage over others, or to continue in our own ways contrary to the Word of God.

58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

The godly acceptable fast is the fast of sincere repentance from standing on our own ways; to  humble ourselves before God.

58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness [to turn from our evil doings and humble ourselves before God to DO his will], to undo the heavy burdens [to repent of oppressing others, as many do], and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke [to repent and break the bondage and yoke of sin]?

We are to fast and repent and learn of the mercy of God, to begin to help others; and to bring our pride down to contrition and start eating and internalizing the whole bread of life, the whole Word of God.

It is a disgrace that some even turn away from their own families and reject them, simply because they attend a different corporate church within the same spiritual Ekklesia.

58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

When our pride is removed and we sincerely repent of following idols of men, corporations and our own false traditions; when we live by every Word of God in Christ-like zeal: Then the light of our example will shine forth and we shall become like Christ. Our spiritual health shall become as a Mighty Man of Strength through the Word and Spirit of the God that we follow and our reward will be to become like-minded and in total Spiritual Unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

God will answer us if we fast the fast of sincere  repentance to learn of his ways to DO them; casting aside our pride and the ways of our own imagination.

58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke [burden of sin], the putting forth of the finger [falsely accusing], and speaking [the emptiness of false teachings] vanity;

If we preach the truth of the Bread of Life to the spiritually hungry and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ; which is the whole Word of God; and if we set the example of the mercy and righteousness of God the father and Jesus Christ: We shall shine forth the bright light of godliness and the righteousness of the whole Word of God.

58:10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

The following is true SPIRITUALLY in this dispensation, as it was true physically in the Mosaic Covenant.

To “make fat” is a reference to the opposite of famine; it means to make strong and healthy [not obese]; this is also a New Covenant reference to making people spiritually healthy and full of the good things of the Holy Spirit, as it was a reference to the physical blessings of keeping the Mosaic Covenant.

58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat [healthy] thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

The person who takes a stand for the whole Word of God, in its complete physical and spiritual sense, to learn it and to teach all people to live by it; is standing in the breach between God and the people, and builds up the relationship that has fallen waste through sin, by teaching the people to return to a zeal for God and His Word.

58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Those who make the seventh day Sabbath [Fri sunset to Sat sunset] their delight and are zealous to keep it in its full sanctity; who reject doing their own pleasure like participating in sin by buying food and service in restaurants, cooking and doing any work or paying others to work [except for doing what God has commanded to be done on Sabbath, and acts of mercy to care for man and beast], are honoring their Father in heaven according to the commandments and shall reap a blessing for doing so.

Brethren, we pollute the Sabbath by even speaking of business! We are to speak of the scriptures and holy things and we are NOT to speak of worldliness and our own words; and yes, we are not to gossip about family things either. Save your own words for other times, and use God’s time to speak of him.

58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

When we think about, and hear, and speak of the whole Word of God; we learn of the wondrous perfection of all God’s ways. 

If we follow God the Father and Jesus Christ, longing to be with them and like them, learning of them both and keeping all the ways of God, doing all we can to please God and become like our Father and our espoused Husband, on HIS Sabbath Day; they will bless us.

To go to a service and then do our own thing, and speak our own words the remainder of the day; is to pollute the Sabbath and it is SIN! It is dishonoring our Father and it is STEALING God’s time, which is NOT our time!

To do our own thing and to speak our own words on God’s Sabbath; is to demonstrate to Christ and God the Father that we are only attending for social purposes and to experience an emotional feeling of righteousness, of thinking of ourselves as pretty good godly people!

That is SELF- righteousness and is NOT godly righteousness; for godly righteousness would be focusing on the whole Word of God and not on our own pleasures on GOD’S DAY!

Isaiah 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

 

Isaiah 59

When we are rejected by God and cast into great tribulation, it is not that God cannot save us; it is that we have first rejected his ways for our own ways and our toleration of false teachings and our rejection of the knowledge of the whole Word of God.

The truth is; We have rejected God the Father and Jesus Christ and their ways for our own ways and God is just tired of pleading with us and the time has come to apply the rod of correction.

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

Telling a partial truth for the purpose of deceiving about the whole truth is lying. This form of lying has become an art in today’s spiritual Ekklesia; an din addition we are defiled with the blood of those we have not warned to repent and to zealously embrace the whole Word of God. We are full of sin.  Indeed we have spoken to turn people away from any zeal to live by every Word of God to follow our own vain imaginings and false traditions of men.

59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

There is no justice in the church of God and we persecute the zealous and speak false teachings instead of teaching the truth of God’s Word.

59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Many hide themselves behind a cloak of an appearance of worldly goodness, to strike out at those passing by and take them unawares into our own deceptions.

59:5 They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

We are spiritually naked, bereft of the garments of righteousness, as we try to hide ourselves behind a cloak of vain appearances.

59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

Many religious leaders and elders are full of sin and run to teach their own evil ways to others, not being zealous to live by every Word of God

59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

These men do not know the way to peace with God the Father, or even peace among themselves; they each do what is right in our own eyes and seek personal exaltation and advantage against others.

59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

The lukewarm for the whole Word of God in the Ekklesia; lack the light of God’s Spirit because they have quenched that Spirit; rejecting the Word of God and teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. We are spiritually blind and know it not (Rev 3:16 ).

59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

We have strayed from the whole Word of God and are filled with sorrows caused by our own wickedness, and yet we think ourselves righteous.

59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

The scripture is written, first; for those who are expected to understand it. This is about US personally, about those who call themselves by the name of God!  Jesus Christ is about to reject us from his body of believers for standing on our own false traditions and rejecting him and any zeal to live by every Word of God.

59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

We pollute the Sabbath and High Days and we idolize men and organizations; committing spiritual adultery against our espoused Husband by exalting our idols of men, organizations and false traditions above the Word of God; and then we dare to call ourselves by the name of God.

We lie against Christ by saying that we can do whatever we want and he will overlook it; when he taught us to live by every Word of God (Mat 4:4).

59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt [against the teachings and commandments of God], conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood [to deceive people away from godliness to gain a personal following].

59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

59:15 Yea, truth [sound doctrine] faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey [a victim of the wicked in the corporate church]: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no [godly] judgment.

Jesus Christ will repay us for all our many sins against God the Father; he WILL reject us because we have rejected him; and he will correct us in the furnace of affliction so that by the destruction of the flesh we may be humbled and spiritually saved.

59:16 And he saw that there was no man [who could correct the wicked], and wondered that there was no intercessor [there is no elder or leader that taught the people to exalt God]: therefore [God will intervene and correct the wicked] his arm [power] brought salvation [corrected and saved the people] unto him; and his righteousness [the Word of God sustains the godly], it sustained him. 59:17 For he put on righteousness [living by every Word of God] as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

Christ will humble spiritual and physical Israel and all nations, and bring them to contrite repentance before him.

59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.

Then every Word of God will be respected, learned and kept in the earth; and Christ will set his Banner in Jerusalem and save Jacob and all repentant persons.

59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Christ makes a personal covenant with Isaiah

59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

 

Isaiah 60

Jerusalem is addressed in the first person as a type of the faithful zealous who are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit; just as physical Jerusalem was chosen as the city and dwelling place of God.

This is a prophecy of the coming of Christ, who is here revealed as part of the LORD {YHVH] family. 

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light [Messiah the Christ] is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon [Christ is come to Jerusalem] thee. 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

As all nations shall flow to Jerusalem to worship Christ; the resurrected chosen will be teachers [kings and priests] of righteousness of every Word of God.

60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear [respect God and the Word of God], and [the sincerely repentant  shall be blessed] be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea [a representation of all nations covering the earth] shall be converted unto [all nations shall come to Christ and to God the Father] thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee [shall serve Christ and worship God the Father through living by every Word of God].

The whole earth shall come to worship God the Father at the millennial temple in Jerusalem

60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

All Israel shall be restored to the land of promise

60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 60:9 Surely the isles [far off nations] shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee [glorified Jerusalem as his capital and the place of God’s temple].

60:10 And the sons of strangers [foreigners and Gentiles] shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee [shall serve Messiah and build up Jerusalem]: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

People from all nations will be continually coming up to Jerusalem to build the city and temple and to worship God the Father and exalt the King of kings

60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

All nations shall sincerely repent and come to serve God in his holy city, Jerusalem

60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet [the House of God]  glorious. 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending [the knee is submission] unto thee [the capital of the earth, Jerusalem the city of God]; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee; The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

60:15Whereas thou has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

The millennial Jerusalem shall be fed by the gifts of nations from far away.  Again Messiah [Jesus Christ] is called YHVH!

60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the [be nourished by the Gentiles] Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [YHVH] am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

The city and the earth shall be filled with the righteousness of the whole Word of God; and the teachers and rulers of the people shall be righteous, teaching peace between man and God.

60:17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

The holiness of God shall fill the city, and the whole earth shall be filled with the salvation of Christ and his praise.

Isaiah begins to prophesy of the New Jerusalem and the Eighth Day Feast which represents eternity at peace and in harmony between man and God the Father.

60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. 60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. 60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

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.

21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

The zealous overcomer shall inherit eternal life; those who turn away from living by every Word of God will be destroyed.

21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

The New Jerusalem is a cube 1,500 miles on each side

21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits [about 250 feet], according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

Only those zealous to learn and live by every Word of God shall enter the city.

Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, ormaketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

 

Isaiah 61

Another prophecy about the physical coming of Yeshua Messiah [Jesus Christ].

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek [to teach repentance to the humble before God]; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted [heal the contrite of spirit], to proclaim liberty to [to those in bondage to sin] the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

To proclaim salvation and the second coming of Messiah to deliver humanity from bondage to sin and death.

61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn [because of the overspreading of sinfulness];

Christ will give to the repentant, the zealous for the whole Word of God; Joy, Beauty and Praise, in eternal life; that they might be seen and understood by their fellows to be the Chosen of God.

Trees are types of men in prophecy

61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Under Christ the KING of kings, the earth shall be rebuilt in righteousness and in harmonious beauty.

61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

The remnant of the Palestinians and Jordanians shall repent to serve Christ and will serve Israel forgetting all their former hatred against Judah.

61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

The overcoming Chosen, shall be kings and priests of the High Priest Jesus Christ [Hebrew: Yeshua Messiah]

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince [ruler] of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Isaiah 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Spiritual AND physical Israel shall have a double portion compared to the nations; to help them become an example of righteousness and help the whole world turn to God.

61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

Jesus Christ loves fairness, justice and the sound judgment of the whole Word of God; he hates spiritual extortion of offerings by the ministry. The people should give offerings as they can afford and as they have been blessed, not because they are talked into giving more than they can afford. He will direct the work of the zealous for God’s word, in the truth of the whole Word of God. The New Covenant of marriage between Christ and his Chosen shall be an everlasting Covenant; but the unrepentant shall be cast into the fire.

61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

As a repentant Israel shall be blessed, so a repentant and zealous spiritual Israel shall be greatly blessed; but the unrepentant shall pass into nothingness.

61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.

The whole Word of God with all its teachings [doctrine] and wisdom is beautiful!

61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation [which is the learning and the keeping of the whole Word of God] , he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness [of living by every Word of God] and praise [of God] to spring forth before all the nations.

 

Isaiah 62

Jesus did not keep quiet to appease the Pharisees; and the true men of God will not keep silent until holiness has come to the earth.  They will cry out and teach the true gospel of warning, repentance and salvation through zeal to live by every Word of God until all humanity sincerely repents and turns to God Almighty!

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

All the earth shall repent when they see the majesty of Christ on his throne in Jerusalem.

62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

Jerusalem shall be glorious in the millennial kingdom and Christ shall delight in Jerusalem and in his people.

Hephzibah literally means, “My delight is in her.” In 2 Kings 21:1, Hephzibah is the name of King Hezekiah’s wife. The name Hephzibah or Hafzibah expresses a very clear idea. Since the same root hafz means “guarding” or “taking care of,” all words from this root suggest the idea of “safeguarding,” and therefore the name Hephzibah means not only someone who evokes delight, but also “one who is guarded,” a “protected one,” a married bride under the protection of her husband.

Beulah means “married.”

This is a prophecy of Jerusalem that she shall no more be desolated but she shall be the city of the Great King of kings.

62:3 Thou [Jerusalem] shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land [people will again be married to God] shall be married.

The people of Judah and the elect of God shall come to Jerusalem with Messiah and shall build her gloriously and shall build the millennial temple to which all nations shall flow.

62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

God has set His watchmen who will never hold their piece in proclaiming the whole Word of God.

62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Jerusalem shall forever more be under the protection of the Creator!

62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn [grain] to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 62:9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

Israel and Judah shall return to their land and shall dwell in Jerusalem and Palestine after the Day of the Lord. the way will be prepared by teaching sincere repentance and teaching all people to learn and live by every Word of God.

The Standard [Banner] of God shall be lifted up in Jerusalem and all the sincerely repentant shall flow unto him to learn the Word of God the Father!

62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones [remove all obstacles]; lift up a standard for the people.

Salvation shall come to Jerusalem and the repentant shall have the sacrifice of redemption applied to them!  Christ’s work is to save all humanity and bring them into the Family of God [YHVH the family of Elohim].

62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world [declared to the whole world], Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

The repentant who are redeemed and zealous for every Word of God shall be called HOLY to GOD! And the city Jerusalem shall be eternal and never to be forsaken.

62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou [Jerusalem] shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

 

Isaiah 63

When Europe attacks Asia and the Asians come up against Europe and Turkey; the beginning of deliverance for Israel and humanity, culminating in the coming of Messiah: has arrived

Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom [modern Turkey], with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

Christ will bring the armies of the East against Turkey, Europe and their Jordanian, Syrian, Palestinian and Arab allies.

63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

In the third year of the now rising New Europe they shall attack Asia; and the Asian armies will counter-attack against Europe and her allies including Turkey. In  this third year God will begin to deliver Israel by bringing the armies of Asia against the New Europe and her allies.  

63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold [there are none who will deliver Israel, therefore God intervenes]: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 63:6 And I will tread down the [desolaters of the New Europe alliance with the Turkey] people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

The mercy of Christ towards his repentant people

63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

The heart of Christ sorrows over the affliction of his people when they begin to repent and seek God, and he shall deliver them as he did mighty deeds to deliver Israel out from Egypt in ancient times.

63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Christ corrected the sinful among his people; both physical and today’s spiritual Ekklesia whop vex and quench God’s Holy Spirit.

63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them [with the sword of the latter day Babylon the Great (the New Europe) and her allies Turkey and the nations of Psalm 83].

Then when the latter day nations of the tribes of Israel [America, the British peoples, the Scandinavian peoples and the Low Countries as well as the Jewish State]  begin to repent and seek God, Messiah will remember the days of old and how he delivered Moses and his called out of Egypt; and shall deliver his latter day people who are repenting and turning to seek God.

63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him? 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble? 63:14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

The repentance of physical and spiritual Israel

63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained? 63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

Those of spiritual Israel who are called by the name of the Eternal and repent of sin to zealously learn and live by every Word of God, will inherit Jerusalem to be with Christ the Holy, and physical Israel shall return to their promised land.

63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. 63:18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

The unrepentant wicked who do what they think is right instead of learning and keeping the whole Word of God will not be called by his name, nor will they inherit Jerusalem the city of God.

63:19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them [the unrepentant wicked]; they were not called by thy name.

 

Isaiah 64

Oh, that Christ would come to deliver humanity from the bondage of wickedness and sin; oh, that he would destroy the destroyers and deliver his beloved repentant people.

Isaiah 64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, 64:2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! 64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

The resurrected chosen shall sing the song of Moses at the wedding of the Lamb of God and the people of Israel shall receive their Mighty Deliverer into Jerusalem with much Shouting of Great Joy! The day of our longing will come and our joy will be full!  Then all humanity will sincerely repent and will be spiritually grafted into Israel and will also be saved!

64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Those who acknowledge their sin and repent in contrition before Christ to learn and live by every Word of God shall be delivered into godly righteousness and filled with unspeakable joy! Our Mighty One shall save us; but the unrepentant wicked shall not be delivered from the fury of Jesus Christ!

Christ is wroth with the unrepentant sinful and full of tender mercies for his beloved repentant who have put on the righteousness of the whole Word of God!

64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

A prayer of repentance during the correction of tribulation

64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.

Save us Oh Lord for we repent and call upon thy name!

64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

 

Isaiah 65

Christ says “Behold Me” to the Gentiles, who have not been his called out people!

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

As Christ was patient with sinful Israel and Judah, so he has been patient with the sinful lukewarm latter day spiritual Israel of the called out Ekklesia.

Gardens and bricks are made by man; we are to sacrifice on an altar of unhewn stone; representing the ROCK of our salvation, Jesus Christ! This refers to doing what we want, instead of learning and keeping the whole Word of God.

65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; 65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;

Today the Ekklesia eat and internalize the false spiritually unclean traditions of men, instead of the pure and clean Word of God. They say with their deeds “we are more righteous than God’s Word”, as they stand on their false traditions and idols of men and organizations.

We have become a stench in the nostrils of God by exalting our false traditions and the teachings of men above the Word of God. And we shall be rejected into great correction (Rev 3:16).

God’s condemnation of today’s spiritual called out Ekklesia

65:4 Which remain among the graves [we are consigned to the grave for our rejection to live by eveyr Word of God, and we remain there because we will not repent], and lodge in the monuments [grave stones], which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things [we reject living by the Word of God to internalize the abominations of false human traditions and the filth of the false doctrines of our idols of men] is in their vessels; 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me [we are full of ourselves and fully self-righteous]  for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke [a stench] in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Jesus Christ will correct us for turning away from God’s Word to keep the false traditions of our idols of men.

65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

We have worshiped our idols and not worshiped God by living by his Word 

65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

Yet there are a few zealous remaining which shall be preserved

65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes [Christ will save those who are zealous to live by every Word of God and enthusiastically serve God the Father], that I may not destroy them all.

The Chosen shall inherit the government of God

65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains [governments of the nations]: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my [those who repent to serve Christ] servants shall dwell there. 65:10 [And Jerusalem and Israel shall dwell in peace] And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

Today’s physical and spiritual Israel who have no zeal to live by every Word of God; shall be given over to the sword until we sincerely repent.

Both physical and spiritual Israel of the; hot for idols of men and the false traditions of men, and cold for the Word of God; who forsake living by every Word of God for their own ways and forget the authority and power of God the father and Jesus Christ; and serve the troops of their idols of men, false traditions, organizations and worldliness; shall be given over to the correction of great trials that they might be humbled and perhaps repent.

65:11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. 65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: [the spiritual brethren who are being warned and called to Christ and God’s Word right now] because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

Those zealous for every Word of God the Father, shall be preserved from the correction about to imminently befall the brethren

65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

The unrepentant wicked who are cold for living by every Word of God and hot for their false traditions and idols of men and organizations will be accursed.

65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

When Christ comes he will teach every person to be zealous to live by every Word of God and  all wickedness will be cleansed out of the earth and replaced by the righteousness of the whole Word of God.

65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

INSET prophecy of the Eighth Day Feast when the righteous of God go forth into eternity with God the Father and Jesus  Christ, after the wicked have been completely destroyed and the earth is cleansed by fire.

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create [A New Jerusalem] Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

Back to the establishment of the Kingdom of God and the millennium.

Isaiah 65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

In the millennium, and likely in the Feast of Tabernacles main judgment which begins AFTER the millennium; human lifespan will be 100 years.

For the true meanings of the Festivals see pour Biblical Festivals books.

65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

There shall be equity, peace and justice and each person shall reap the fruits of his own labors.

65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.

The people shall be close to God the father and Christ in the millennium and shall live by every Word of God. No more shall they say; “I can do this because some man or corporate church says so”. If any man says “doctrine is not important, do not learn and keep all the doctrine of scripture” and tolerates false doctrine; he shall be killed for the false teacher he is.

65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

 

Isaiah 66

The greatness of the God [YHVH] family

Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

God the Father and Jesus Christ will look to and accept the sincerely repentant who are humble and without pride or guile; who seek to live by every Word of God with all their hearts. God the Father and Jesus Christ rejects those who follow the false traditions of men and do what they think is right instead of what God’s word says is right.

66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite [humble] spirit, and trembleth at my word.

When the unrepentant, who stand on their own ways and the traditions of men, idolizing men, false tradition and organizations while claiming to be godly, engage in acts of worship and sacrifice; his acts of worship and sacrifice are an abomination to God the Father and Jesus Christ. Yes, even the Sabbath and Feasts of God become an abomination when they are kept by those who will not live by every Word of God. 

Here God proclaims that the Mosaic sacrifices will not be accepted if the offerer remains in his sin.  The same is true of the New Covenant person who asks that the sacrifice of Christ be applied to himself, but continues in his sin; the sacrifice of the Lamb of God will not be applied to him.  

66:3 He that killeth an ox [if we offer sacrifice – including the New Covenant sacrifice of Christ to be applied to us – and we remain unrepentant to continue in our wickedness we remain guilty of sin and will not be forgiven]  is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. [God will not accept our worship, for we practice hypocrisy asking forgiveness for sin while refusing to STOP sinning].  

When the apostate lukewarm Ekklesia refuses to heed the warnings, they will be rejected by Jesus Christ (Rev 3:14-22). The tribulation that they fear will come upon them because they trusted in men and not in the Word of God.

66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Those who are filled with zeal for learning and keeping the Word of God; will rejoice at the coming of our Lord for his reward is with him. Those who will not heed the warning and turn in zeal to learn and live by every Word of God: Shall be ashamed.

66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

A prophesy of the establishment of the Kingdom of God

66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies. 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

There is always some labour before a birth and so it is with the coming Kingdom of God; the earth shall travail in labour before the coming of Messiah the Christ.

66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

The earth shall surely be saved by the coming of Christ WITH his resurrected Chosen; God’s promises are SURE!

66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

All the godly and the sincerely repentant will rejoice at the coming of Christ with his Chosen; the whole earth will be filled with joy once they see and understand the glory of the Creator!

66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

Then humanity will be spiritually nourished by the Word of God which shall flow out of the out of Jerusalem like a river to save humanity and bring the nations then living into the Kingdom and Family of God.

66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations [humanity will be filled with the sincere milk of the Word of God flowing out fr09m Jerusalem,  and will be consoled thereby from all past trials]; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

66:12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her [figuratively Jerusalem’s knee, spiritually the whole Word of God that will flow forth from Jesus Christ in Jerusalem] sides, and be dandled upon her knees. 66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Those who actually serve God by diligently seeking to learn and live by the whole Word of God; shall see his blessings on the faithful and his wrath against his enemies who will not repent of following men and idols, and refuse to live by every Word of God.

66:14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies. 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Those who eat abominations and worship gods of their own making; shall be destroyed.

Spiritually this refers to eating [internalizing] or taking into our minds, the unclean false teachings of the imaginations of men instead of standing on the pure truth of the whole Word of God. Those who stand on the false traditions of men, or who idolize men and corporate churches; have not placed a difference between the Holy and the profane, or the spiritually clean and the spiritually unclean

66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and  the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts:

Christ shall gather all nations to fight at Jerusalem and shall slay very many; then those that survive shall return to their homelands and proclaim the might and glory of God.

. . . it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

All nations shall sincerely repent and bring Israel back to their land of promise

66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.

A repentant Levi will then be called into the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31 and the sons of Zadok will serve physically in the new millennial Temple that will be built in Jerusalem.

The resurrected Chosen will be spiritual priests, teaching the nations; and the physical Levites and Priests shall again serve Christ [Yeshua Messiah] and God the Father offering sacrifices in a physical and holy Temple in Jerusalem to be built on the Holy Mount (Ezekiel 40-48)!

66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

All flesh shall worship God on the Sabbaths, the Festivals and the New Moons [as is being restored today].

66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against [the Word of God] me: for their worm [maggots eat until they are changed into flies] shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched [fire shall not be quenched until it consumes all of its fuel]; and they [the wicked who will not live by every Word of God] shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

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