Day 4 Isaiah and The Times

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As I read chapters 4 and 5 of the book of Isaiah, I decided to do some research on him as a person. I found out the following:

Isaiah means: “salvation of the Lord” or “the Lord is salvation”

  • Isaiah is a prophet
    • Prophet: were originally called seers
      • Prophet means:  proclaim the message given to him
      • Seer: 1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.
  • Isaiah is the son of Amoz
    • Amoz was a brother to Amaziah
    • who was the son of Joash, King of Judah

The Reigh of Amaziah over Judah:  II Kings 14:1,3 (KJV) In the second year of Joash son of Johoahaz King of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash King of Judah. 3…And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord.

This would mean Isaiah would have relatives associated with Kings and priests which would have involvement with the world affairs. The times were of political turmoil for Judah. Isaiah encouraged the king and priests to trust only in Jehovah.

  • Isaiah’s favorite name for Jehovah (Yahweh) is:
    • “The Lord of Hosts”
      • which is used 62 times in the book of Isaiah
    • Meaning for “The Lord of Hosts” is
      • God of all hosts (number or multitudes of)
      • the “all-powerful God.”

As I am studying I can see Isaiah teaching me:

  • God is in control of all things

Jeremiah 44:29-30: And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil: 30: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.

  • Blessings to be found when one is obedient  Read here: Isaiah 1:19-20
  • Inspires love for God and Jesus the Messiah with a message of great hope  As found in: Isaiah 2:1-4
    • Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
  • Provides comfort and a promise if the people repent – Beautiful and glorious – Isaiah 4:2-6
  • Blessings – The BRANCH

Isaiah 4:2“In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.”

As I study Isaiah chapter 5 – this is a parable of Jehovah’s vineyard.

  • Parable: a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson

God has built a vineyard and planted a choice vine (Judah) which produces “wild grapes” (sin, disobedience or unrighteousness). Therefore God has to lay waste to the vineyard. (Isaiah 5:3-6)

Since Isaiah is a prophet, he tells and shares with the people the Kingdom to come in the last days. (Isaiah 2:1-4) This can also be confirmed in various other parts of the bible such as: 1 Corinthians 15-23 and Acts 2:17-21

By studying Isaiah and other prophets: Joel (Acts 2:17-21) and Micah (Chapter 3:4 Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.), we see how turning our backs and taking God out of our lives and nation displeases our Lord.  Don’t you think it’s time to bring back God into our homes, lives, communities and country?

Just as Hebrews 12:6 states (paraphrased) We will all face being disciplined if we are disobedient.

Father God, I pray for those who are leading our nation to turn back to you Lord. I pray for our country to understand by turning from you, we will be disciplined as a people. May your blessings continue to shine bright during our days of darkness.  In Jesus blessed name, all praise and glory to you, Father.   Amen

Thank you for joining me on Day 4 of studying the Book of Isaiah. I look forward to not leaning unto my own understanding but reading and learning from the Word of God, in the Book of Isaiah.

 

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