Final Day on the study of the book of Isaiah

The day of the LORD

As I wrap up, my study on the book of Isaiah, my focus will be on the “day of the LORD“.

We read in Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

In Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

In Isaiah 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD‘S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

What does the day of the LORD mean: this is God’s judgement on the nations, on the people, this is the end times for all.

Upon my studies, I know without a doubt God is merciful, loving and a just God. My Father is not going to allow his people not to be judged. My Father sent his only Son to die on the cross for my sins and all of mankind’s.  Our Yahweh has given all of us a free gift to choose. All we have to do is repent of our sins, and ask for this free gift. Once we have this salvation, we are to lead a life like Christ with our Father’s love, mercy, grace and guidance. We are then called to tell others, so they can be assured of going to heaven and  not hell.

I hear from many friends and family:  “you sound like a religious freak”, or “Oh, you have gone all religion on me now”, or “you are one of them that believe the world is going to end”.  Frankly, if this is how you are going to see or view me, than yes.  I want to know I have told, shared, and showed you what I believe and if this means you end of going to heaven with me, PRAISE God; but at least I know I have done what I have been called to do:  share the good news.

I leave this study with a link which I find very helpful and full of information about: the day of the LORD. Warning: The Day of the Lord is Near

I have enjoyed the study on the book of Isaiah.  May you continue to reach out and search the word of God.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Do you know where you will be going on the day of the LORD?



Day 14 The Study of the Book of Isaiah

The Lord Saves

Today’s study is on the first 5 verses of Isaiah 55, I was pleasantly blessed with so much in just 5 verses.

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

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.

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

5 Behold, thou 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.

Everyone that thirsteth

  • come and hear the truth
  • it’s free, you don’t need money

John 4:14

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Do not spend money that is NOT bread

  • why spend money foolishly
  • As Christians, we know all our earthly possession will mean nothing when we die and go to heaven. As read in 1 John 2:17:

1 John 2:17

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

Our possessions should glorify God and further his work, while we are here on earth. God shows his love and mercy to all and will provide for their needs, as long as they trust and believe.

  • eat that which is good and let your souls delight itself in fatness

John 6:51

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

John 6:33

“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”

John 6:27

“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.”

Romans 14:2-3

2  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

  • the price has been paid

Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Colossians 2:14

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;”

  • your soul shall live

John 5:24

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

John 6:40

“And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

  • I have given him for a witness to the people

1 Thessalonians 4:14

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

2 Corinthians 5:15

“And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”


Romans 14:9

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.”

Let us pause; and know we have a loving gracious God who wants to be our Lord and Savior for all who believe.

Thank you; to those who are taking this journey with me to study the book of Isaiah and how it still applies to our times today.

I would like to end today’s study with a prayer of David.

Psalm 8: 1-8
Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.

Day 13 The Study of the Book of Isaiah


God’s Faithfulness & Grace

As we continue to study the book of Isaiah chapters 49-54, we can fully comprehend God’s faithfulness and grace to his chosen people.  I don’t know about you; but I get a feeling of warmth whenever I read about God’s grace.  In our previous readings, we know how many times God’s chosen people have turned against him; but still we see God’s faithfulness and grace is never ending.  God is so faithful he sends his only Son, Jesus, our Savior and Messiah so we can be assured of his promise.

Isaiah 49: 6-8 And he 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.

Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, 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.

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 for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

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

The Lord is:

  • faithful
  • will preserve
  • will have mercy

This brings so much hope when I read this in the book of Isaiah. Our Father in heaven is a God of promises and hope for a world that continues to turn their backs on him.

Isaiah 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.

We read in Isaiah 51:15, the greatness and powerful of our Father. God continues to make his name known to all and yet his children still do not see his power and might.

Isaiah 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.

Time and time again, I hear people say where is God when things go bad, why did God let this happen and if God is so powerful then why can’t he change things for the better.  However, all the time God is by our sides and allowing trials and adversities to happen so we turn to him. So, we don’t become complacent and feel we don’t need him any more.

As I read Isaiah 53:5 I decided to make this personal, as if our Father God was speaking directly to me.

But, he was wounded for Brenda‘s transgressions, he was bruised for Brenda‘s iniquities, the chastisement of Brenda‘s peace was upon him; and with his strips Brenda is healed. 

Replace your name and let it resonate in your heart, then ask yourself where is God?   I know when I read this, he is right next to me and has not forsaken me.

In chapter 54:9-10, we read our Father’s reminders, how great and faithful our Lord is:

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.

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.

And lastly, Isaiah 54:17

No weapon that is formed against thee 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.

God’s faithfulness and promises throughout the historical bible, give us hope in today’s world, that once again we see and know his people have turned their back on our Father God.  Our Lord Almighty will remain faithful and continue to be beside those that truly seek, trust, obey and follow him.

May you continue to reach and seek God’s word and lean not unto your own understanding.

Blessings to you, on this glorious day we have been given to continue to do God’s will.  Amen

Day 12 Our Shepherd and His Greatness

The Book of Isaiah Chapters 40 through 48  God vs Idols

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

In today’s study, we read in Isaiah 40:11 how a shepherd takes care of his sheep.  I can picture a green grassy hillside with a group of sheep grazing aimlessly. The shepherd is watching carefully and counting to make sure he has not lost any along the way.  I can also picture a group of men, women, young teens and children on this same hillside. The sun is shining and the breeze is warm.  At the top of the hill stands a peaceful, warm, inviting and loveable man named Jesus.  This is our Shepherd and we are his sheep.  He is watching us carefully and making sure we don’t get lost along the way.

Just as John 10:11 states: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

We read in Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.

Again in 1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

And lastly, 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

We read in Isaiah 40 and 41, the weakness of man. How the people are worshipping idols and other gods.  God makes it clear in 40:31 – But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Idols –

Isaiah 40:18-20  To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?  The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.

Isaiah 41:26-29 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words. The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings. For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

Isaiah 42:13-17  The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

Isaiah 44:9-20 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together. The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint. The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house. He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it. Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire: And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god. They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.  And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree? He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Clearly we read Isreal is unfaithful to God. However, Israel turns back to God and God forgives as read in Isaiah 43:22-28 Isaiah 43 .

Here is the evidence our God is the only one true God read in:

Isaiah 44:6-8

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

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

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

Our Shepherd, His Greatness and the Almighty.  We have so much to be thankful for today.

Day 11 Study of the Book of Isaiah

IMG_0428Chapter 36-37 Why study biblical history?

Sennacherib King of Assyria questions King Hezekiah (Isaiah 36:4) What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? Isaiah 36:5 whom doust thou trust? Upon studying about King Hezekiah from II Kings 18:1-3 King Hezekiah did that which was right in the sight of the Lord.

Sennacherib then asks King Hezekiah – Did you know the Lord sent me to come up against this land, and destroy it? Isaiah 36:10 Sennacherib continues to taunt King Hezekiah telling the people not to let him deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.  And not to let King Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord (Isaiah 35: 14 and 15).  After all no nations have been able to stand against the Assyrians.

By studying biblical history, we get a clear picture of how we as Christians should live today, by understanding the history of our past.

Trust and Repent

Psalm 25:2 let no mine enemies triumph once more

Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good – he knoweth them that trust in him

We are reminded once again, God never changes.

Numbers 23:19-20 King James Version (KJV)

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Hebrews 13:8 King James Version (KJV)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

James 1:17 King  James Version (KJV)

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

We know God uses his plans for our own good.

God told Sennacherib King of Assyria to go up and destroy Judah.  We read and study on Day 10 (Study of the Book of Isaiah) God warns us and keeps his promises. God had warned his people of Judah and they needed to repent of their sins or they would indeed have to suffer for their choices.

2 Peter 3:9 King James Version (KJV)

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


King Hezekiah prays and trusts in the Lord.  He remains faithful (Isaiah 37:14-20) as King for protection from the Assyrians.  And we read in Isaiah 37:36-38: God continues to stand true to his promise and the camp of Assyrians was destroyed.  God kept his promise to defend Judah for King David’s sake.

If you recall in your studies, God’s promise to King David:

2 Samuel 7:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.

My prayer for you today is to repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Psalm 32 King James Version (KJV)

32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Lean not unto your own understanding and continue to reach out in search of God’s holy Word.