THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
Note: We should understand that God raised the Prophets at a time when Kings and Priests equally became away from God and started ministering according to their own thinking.
The Old Testament prophetical books are mainly divided as Major Prophets and Minor Prophets.
Major Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
Minor Prophets Hosea to Malachi (12 books)
They are all powerful and big prophets but they are classified as small only because of the size of their books.
The duties of prophets and priests are written in the book of Deuteronomy.
The prophets part is written in Deut 18:20-22
>> Then people discern them as false prophets, lots in the bible.
>> All started with the calling and anointment, but later tried to make people happy and the spirit of the Lord left them.
Eg: Balaam(prophet) told false prophecy - for gifts from the gentile king
>> Lord has also made it clear about his coming through many of His old testament prophets.
>> in chapt 6 about his sanctification to receive the deep mysteries of prophetic word. He was a prophet before also but now to reveal Jesus, he is further being sanctified by God.
>> About the fullness of the spirit of God Ish 11:2
>> About Lucipher Ish chapt 14
>> About his sons Chapter 7 and 8 (Shear-Jashub(a remnant will return) and Maher-shalal-hash-baz)
>> Ish 34:16 - Search from the book of the LORD, and read: Not one of these shall fail; Not one shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them.
Verse 1- In the book of Isaiah- we see
Isaiah was a prophet in the term of 4 kings of Judah (the small province of 2 tribes)
Verse 2- Lords complaint against Judah
From hear on we see that God is going to judge. Lord has lovingly and faithfully brought up-nourished His beloved children and they have rebelled against me.
REBEL Lord tells His way to us we tell our way to the Lord and plead in prayetr and fasting. Disobeying the counsel of God
1Sam 15:22,23 - Being Disobedient is rebellion against God
>> What is Nourished We say that we are blessed, If you are blessed by Lord you also ought to be faithful and obedient.
Verse 3- My people dont know their master(dont want to know)
Even animals know and recognize we dont want to know and we are not able to really understand the plan of God for us.
>> Whenever they back slide, they become slaves to neighboring gentiles (the powers of darkness of that place).
Now they are in the clutches of Assyria -
Verse 6- No sanctification No examining, No correction - they are going as they feel right.
>> Unless the puss goes out- No healing
No victory No authority over devil
Not able to fulfill the ministry (duty) that Lord has entrusted us.
Verse 8 God is comparing Israel with Sodom and Gomorrah (continuing in disobedience without any fear)
Verse 10- Actually Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed in Genesis chapter 19 (long back) Now it is the Dead Sea.
Verses 11-16- All these gatherings offerings lifting hands and praising Him all these God asked us to do he wants it but Lord will not accept anything from anyone who is not fully obedient.
>> Again read verses 12 & 13 I can tolerate sin & holy meetings (all programs in order) Also read Amos 5:21
14 At those days Sabbath and feasts were there But God hates your appointed ministries and practices.
16 - 1 Thess 4:3 - For this is the will of God, your sanctification
>> If God is a Holy God and if He dwells in Holiness a person can only come near God through Holiness and enter into His rest (our eternal home) through Holiness.
>> Because you should understand the person whom you worship
His eyes like Flame of fire
His feet like fine brass (hot orange)
Out of His mouth sharp two edged sword
His countenance like the sun shining in its best.
Verses 19 & 20 Lords conditional blessing - Lords final words
If you are willing and obedient (how much we should give our ear to Lords laws and Lords counsel)
>> In Hebrew By obedience we enter into His peace1
Verses 21-26- Re-think how has the faithful person become a worldly person.
>> The glory and shining of the metal is gone
Now not reflecting the image which is to be reflected (as in a mirrior)
COMPROMISED mixed with water
>> Gal 3:3 - Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
>> When did this deviation happen in our spiritual life or path of cross (deny yourself daily take up the cross and follow me Luke 9:23 If you want to follow Jesus no other way.
Verse 27- God is going to make us turn back by judgment
If we obey then righteousness of the Lord will be upon us.
Verse 28- They that forget (the calling) and forsake (the calling of God) the Lord shall be consumed (among Judah)
These words of Judgment are repeated in Jeremiah and Ezekiel
Verses 29- Again judgment to Judah Whatever garden or oak it shall be dry and consumed, all of your ways will be burned together and no one will save you from the hands of the Lord.
>> Ish 31:3 - Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, Both he who helps will fall, And he who is helped will fall down; They all will perish together.
Verses 1 & 2 - This is a prophecy of God to whole of Israel about their last days when they will turn to the Lord.
Verse 22- What is the profit of trusting in such a man whose breath is in his nostrils, he is just a temporary man till he has breath thats all.
>> Ps 118:6 Hebrew 13:6 What can mere man do to thee
>> But trust only in the Lord who gives breath and who can take breath.
Verse 1- Because they are disobedient, Lord shall take away their support, supply and store.
>> The following verses prove their indiscipline, and lack of faithfulness towards God and among themselves
Verse 8- Jerusalem and Judah (all the children of God) all stumbled and fell because their tongue (speaking) and doings are against the Lord to provoke Him
James 1:26, 3:1-12 Be careful with your tongue
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are from the same tongue
Verses 16-26- Their men became unholy(not bothering about what Lord says not fearing the Lord) but here we see
as men heard their familys counsel instead of the Lords - God is going to punish the women and family for that. God judges rightly he is righteous then why.
>> Their family is arrogant and haughty with what they have in this world that also which they have received from the Lord.
Outstretched necks arrogant
17 Lord will strike you with a scab (skin disease) you will be ugly
Lord will uncover their secret parts will make you ashamed all your unfaithfulness will be brought to light (many times the Lord will warn) If the Lord has called you then he will bring it to light before that reconcile in the presence of the Lord.
18 Crescents moon shaped ornament which the Ishmaelites used Judges 8:21,24,26 crescent shaped ornaments on them and their camels.
19-23 All the other decoration (for attraction) and ornaments
Verse 24 - after all these adorning and lifting your glory and honor Lord says Instead of a sweet smell a rotten smell will come everyone will make fun of you and run away from you.
Instead of hair I will give you baldness
Instead of beauty blackish
Verses 25 & 26 - Their trust and protection their husbands and the mighty ones Lord will kill by sword. They will only have time to weep and mourn (Lord is telling this) God will increase their pain and problem because they were disobedient to the counsel of God.
>> The spirit of the Lord here warning the women because they have a great part in bring the whole family into discipline of the word of God and giving first place to God even in
>> 1 Peter 3:1-5 - if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives...............rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
Chapter - 4
Smallest chapter in Isaiah
Verse 1- continuation - when the war kills their husbands all their trust will go, women cannot be a wife then shameful so 7 women will have a husband just for namesake.
>> Look how God created man and women and the creation has become just the opposite.
its also a prophecy which Israel will face in the 7 years tribulation period also.
Verses 2-6- When Messiah reigns, the remnant of Israel shall rejoice in the glory of God. People are made holy and the glory of God is back with man
Verse 4- When the filth of the people are washed in the sight of God.
Remnant a prophecy of Hosea repeated in
Rom 9:27 - Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved.
Chapter - 5
Here also its a continuation of the condition of Israel a song followed by 7 curses
Verses 1-7- Its a wonderful song.
>> My Well Beloved is Jesus Christ
Vineyard is the house of Israel (the spiritual family) many verses in the Bible.
>> Its a fruitful hill, its not the problem of the nourishment (all needed is provided on time), but the problem is with the vineyard (the people of God)
Verse 2- All what God did for us and Lord was patiently waiting every moment for us.
>> But we brought only wild fruit (poisonous ones)
>> John 15: 2, 6 - Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away......... and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
Verse 4 - Again the Lord says what more should I do means - I have done everything they need to bear fruit
>> They beared fruits but wild fruits (poisonous) not from the Lord, then from whom the deceiver.
Who wants wild fruits even the devil doesnt want you will be cursed and the deceiver will laugh.
Verses 5 & 6 Now what God is going to do to his unfaithful and disobedient vineyard.
** The same Lord who planted the best wine will trample the disobedient and unfaithful.
** Jude 5 The same Lord who delivered them out of Egypt destroyed them all in the wilderness.
>> Just as Lord said In Israel First Aaram, then Assyria, then Babel all ran in Israel and ruined it.
Verse 7- He is looking for justice , but saw no justice
Then Lord looked for righteousness but saw a cry for help (because now they are in wrong custody)
Verse 8 WOE - Their greediness They want more. I need more and more, let others have none, let them become small.
But dont forget there are faithful children of God who look at Lord only and do only what Lord allows. You are making them small and with an arrogant life hurting others That is when Lord will act righteously Lord says woe unto them.
>> Col 3:5 Covetousness which is idolatory kill it
Verse 11 WOE to those who enjoy the world
Read Verse 12 16 Ready to go to Sheol
Verses 18 & 20 WOE shameless continuing in sins
Proud of their wrong doings.
Verse 21 WOE to those who are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own ideas.
Verse 22 WOE to those who chose the crooked ways of this world.
Verses 24 & 25- The wrath of the Lord because they despised the word of God and rejected the law of God
>> This is what makes the Lord act in fury it happens fast and no one can stop it
Ψ Wherever the Lord wants a change in our life we should never wait till his wrath comes upon you
Ψ Obey the Lord obey him only when he says Let it be so thats all
Also read verses 26 - 29
Verse 30- When Lord forsakes a person or a family or a land they will be under curse of the Lord till they cry and repent where they have gone wrong
Lord doesnt want to beat us or curse us He wants to love us honor us and bless us.
When King Uzziah died, Lord revealed his greatness and glory to prophet Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet in the term of four kings (Ish 1:1), but deeper revelations started when Uzziah the king of Judah (also once anointed) died.
>> When he was with this king, maybe he had to please the king also, but now Lord is touching him and guiding him through a deeper phase of ministry (a time when he stays according to Lords calling to only please God and follow His counsel completely)
Only when the hindrances (Uziahs veils) leave us Can we see the glory of God
>> from verse 9 onwards what God is going to do to others.
>> Look at the faithful prophets of God only telling what the Lord gave them Jerem 1, Ezek 1, Dan 10:1, Rev 1:1,2 (John saw the vision of God)
Verse 1- I saw the throne of God, the glory of the robe (glory of God) filled the whole temple
· HIGH and LIFTED UP you can see the heavenly glory only if you set the minds on the things above (Col 3:1,2)
· Otherwise you will only see the great things and glory(perishing) of this world.
Verse 2- SERAPHIM -Worshipping Angels -who are called to praise God in verse 2 and 6 (in the whole bible)
>> How they worship Him, because of the holiness of God, they cover their faces and feet
GABRIEL came to give divine special message to Daniel, Zacharias and Mary
MICHAEL God sends to fight with the Persian power for Daniel,
Over the body of Moses and also in revelation to fight with dragon and his dark angels.
CHERUBIM - as guard of Eden, figure of the cherub in Tabernacle (guards of the ark)
Cherubs which carry God
Ps 18:10 - Lord rode on a cherub and Ezekiel chapt 10:18,20 (read whole chapter) >> Satan was a cherub - Ezekiel 28:14-16
Verse 3- The whole earth is filled with the glory of God.
To describe his beauty you need to see and experience it.
HAVE YOU EVER DESIRED TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF GOD
>> Ps 27:4 - One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.
>> Ish 33:17 - Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will see the land that is very far off.
>> Ish 28:5 Only for the remnant
>> He is the fairest of ten thousand
>> He dwells in all glory
>> Apostle John saw and described that vision from (Patmos) amidst unbearable situation
>> Those who have seen the glory of the Lord will never keep quiet they will keep testifying and describing what you have personally seen and experienced. As the disciples said we have seen the glory of God how can we keep quiet even if everyone tells we will witness what we have seen.
If you try to describe what others have seen there is no effect or power in it.
You are keeping quiet and not bothered about the glory of God because you have not personally experienced it
Let us pray to the Lord Lord sanctify me, so that I can personally see the glory of God. May the Lord sanctify our eyes, our heart and mind, our mouth and our life because this Glory is the glory of the Holy of the Holies.
(Eg: You know about dogs, those dogs who see the thief keep on barking, those who just hear other dogs bark stop barking.)
>> Peter and other apostles say We are witnesses of the glory of God how can we keep quiet we will keep on witnessing. (Otherwise it will be boring for you after sometime)
>> Once you see His glory, His beauty and taste (experience) Him
you will surely describe it.
Verse 4 The sound and effect of the worship of the heavenly choir
(Hear not even a Mosquito can hear and the clappings are so soft that both hands hardly touch)
>> WHERE KING IS THERE, SURELY THERE IS A ROYAL VOICE OF BAND AND HARP(Singing and Instrument Praises to the KING)
Numbers 23:21 As long as the king is in the midst of them
>> Ps 47:1,2 Clap your hands and shout to the Lord for He is the God of all the nations
Verse 5- When he saw the glory of God , Isaiah understood what unclean lips he had.
>> Same experience of Job in Job 42:5,6 (till that time he argued with his friends and won about his goodness)
Verse 7- Seraphim took the live coal(orange hot) and touched my tongue Now you are clean
>> John 17:17, "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth."
>> John 15:3 You are clean because I have spoken to you
>> Numbers 8:17, "I sanctified them for Myself." when sanctified we become Gods own
>> 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Will of God your sanctification
1 Thessalonians 4:7, "For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness." God called us to Holiness
>> 1 Corinthians 6:19 - Our bodies - the temple of the Holy Spirit and need to be thoroughly cleansed from all impurity.
Verse 8- Once you see the glory of God, then answer your calling
>> When Lord asks you your readiness Yes Lord send me (I know its tough, but I am ready, I will trust in you)
Verses 9 & 10- Look at the hardness of the people
>> Lords children by name, but they are not bothered about the word or receiving a transformation in their life
>> To them God says I will shut their eyes, make their ears heavy, and their heart dull, no healing, the doors of heaven will be shut for them,
>> Ish 44:18, John 12:40, Heb 3:8, 13
>> This has been satans trick from the beginning to make Lord children lose their sonship and all heavenly promises (by showing some shining things of this world)
>> But a man of God without any comprise have to stand for God if others like it or not, if they isolate you or oppose you dont bother
Ish 41:10-16, Ezekiel 2:6, Ezekiel 3:9, Jer 1:17
Verse 11 Till they become desolate, and their areas vacant,
the hand of the Lord will be against them.
This chapter contains the clear prophecy about the birth of Christ and that Assyria is going to attack you and capture you (Lord is going to do it)
Verse 1- Two kings Rezin (Syria) and Pekah (Israel) went to Jerusalem (Judae) to have war with them but could not win.
Uzziah >> Jotham (16 years 2 King 15:32-34 - ) >> Ahaz (2 King16:2)
>> Ahaz (King of Judah)was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done
Verse 2- When Ahaz heard that both the kings are coming for war his heart was moved as the trees or the tree moved (didnt know what to do)
Verse 3- Isaiah and his son Shear-Jashub (meaning - a remnant will return), Lord told them to go and meet the king at a specific spot, so much detail about the place. The revelation of Isaiah was great.
>> That long name proves his dedication each time he called his son he was reminded of his calling
>> Second sons (Maher shalal hash baz) name in Ish 8:1
Verses 4-9 After all the prophecy of victory
Lord told a condition If you will not believe surely you shall not be established.
>> Lord is asking If you cant believe (verse- 4 & verse 9), how will you have victory
Verses 10-12 When Lord asked Ahaz in verses 10 & 11
>> Ahaz is replying I will not test the Lord (actually he was simply telling it, not from heart, simply acting as a humble and obedient man)
Verse 13- Then by the spirit of God Isaiah replied You are cheating men, why are you cheating and troubling God (have some fear to whom you are playing with)
ISRAEL their ways were not right in the sight of God
Verse 14- So Lord is going to give you a sign for the whole world an eternal source of deliverance
>> IMMANUEL God with us (he will never leave us or forsake us
Verse 15- Israel was a land of milk and honey Plenty
Gen 18:8 Abraham gave plenty of Milk and Butter
>> In Hebrew this verse says He will eat curd and honey till his teenage
· until he knows to chose between good and evil
· till His ministry starts
>> He ate curd and honey to prove that he came to this world as a complete man.
>> He had an ordinary birth, diet and growth Luke 11:27 Blessed is the womb and breast that gave Him milk
>> He suffered all pain and humiliation, all tension that his heart and body couldnt bear, even hunger, thirst and sorrow, also tempted (Heb 4:15) - For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Verses 16 & 17 Following verses we see it as a prophecy both about the kingdom of Ahaz and also what Israel is going to go through in the 7 year tribulation period.
>> Ahaz and Israel(because Ahaz guided them) didnt believe so they had to be slaves to gentiles how painful
>> When gentiles ask where is your God what will you reply nothing only ashamed because Lord warned you many times it all happened because of your disobedience and lack of the fear of God.
God is again giving a chance to Ahaz, from chapters 7-12, but Ahaz, without the fear of the Lord, is trusting on himself, he and his people are being very worldly, they dont want to repent and turn back.
Verse 1- Isaiahs second son was named Maher-shalal-hash-baz after Lord spoke to him to write down his name (which is also what Lord is going to do in Israel)
>> Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Speed the spoil and hasten the booty) means defeat the enemy and take all what is his custody.
In verse 18 I and my children will be a sign and wonder among all those who dwell in Mt.Zion.
Math 12:29 (also 30) , again in Mark Unless we bind the strong man (devil), can we take his goods (deliver people from his custody)
Verse 2- Two faithful witness their meaning
Uriah Lord my light
Zechariah Lord remembers me
>> Only a Faithful witness can be a part of the real spirit filled ministry of God.
Verse 3- Isaiahs wife also was a prophetess,
Their whole family took pain and strain to reveal the message of the Lord which Lord wanted to convey to the people of Israel.
Verse 4- Before this child starts crying or calling appa or amma, .
The riches of Assyria (Damascus and Syria) will be taken away.
Verses 5-7 Because Israel has refused the waters of Shiloah which flow softly
Therefore in verse 7, Lord says in their life now it will be mighty and uncontrollable flood like river (In Heb Euphrates)
>> Which means the peaceful life of Israel God will take away, and instead like a flood which overflows in Israel, Assyria is going to come and take away their rule, power, freedom and peace.
>> 2 kings chapters 16 & 17 Assyria invaded Israel
>> Verse 8 Judah also invaded
Verses 13 & 14 If your fear the Lord and obey His voice, he will be your savior and deliverer but otherwise he will lock you up in a corner (as a snare and trap)
Verse 19 Praying to the Dead a worldly custom
Now the Assyrians will say to ask the worldly spirits counsel for future and in everything (thats how the world does) maybe they dont feel it wrong
But shouldnt the children of God ask Lord the counsel
Verses 20 & 22- If they dont hear the voice of God and ask Him for the counsel, then instead of light, it will be all darkness in their life.
This chapter is very familiar to all those who read the Bible. As a prophecy that, in a time when Israel will be lifeless and without the presence of the Lord, that is when Father is going to send His own son as a Savior, first for Israel.
>> So in the first 7 verse we read that there will be a deliverance and hope in Jesus.
Verse 1- The cataract will soon go,
>> So there is a veil on your eyes 2 Cor 3: 14-16 - the veil is moved when a person turns to Christ, unless the veil is taken away, no one has victory over the bondages which bind them.
Verses 2- Now they will see a great light a chance given to them for deliverance and revival
Verse 3- When light comes, then great joy (as in Acts 8:8)
(As men rejoice when they divide the spoil that great joy and experience
Maher-shalal-hash-baz and Shear-yashub)
Verses 6 The synonyms about Jesus
He is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace
>> Mighty God Even today its hard for people to believe that our Lord is Almighty everything possible, so trust in Him only.
>> JESUS is also the Almighty God
In Revelation I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Almighty God
No One created Jesus its just the mystery of TRINITY that we will fully understand as we receive the heavenly body.
Verse 7- About His rule which is going to happen
No END - Eternal
Verse 8-21- What is going to happen to Israel after they refuse to accept the divine plan and calling upon them.
Read verses 17-19
Verse 19- Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts The land is burned up, And the people shall be as fuel for the fire; No man shall spare his brother
Continuation of the judgment of God in the period of the rule of Ahaz.
Verses 1-4- God will judge the unrighteous judges (King of Judah).
Woe unto them once anointed people if they are not faithful to their calling
Verses 5 & 6- Now God is going to judge Israel with a rod(or cane) which is Assyria. Means God punished Israel by allowing Israel to be ashamed in front of Assyria, and Israel was defeated.
>> Each time they backslide, the world will ask, where is your God.
Verses 9-11- Has not become Israel places just like gentile. Both have idols and things which God hates
Verses 15-18- God is asking Israel some question for them to think, what is the reason for their arrogance nothing.
>> They only have what God has given them and now they are being arrogant to God whose grace and deliverance they are still experiencing.
But understand that our Lord will not always keep quiet.
Verses 19-23- Now God is going to save only the faithful, so the great number (hundreds and thousands are going to be very few)
>> This is a prophecy about how many will reach heaven.
>>Only the faithful and obedient remnant.
Verses 27-34- All these verses are a prophecy about the deliverance of Israel at the last Armageddon war as you read verses 32-34 you will get it clear.
After the battle of Armageddon, Israel will get a deliverance after the seven years of tribulation and this war, in the 1000 year or Millennium reign as Jesus will be our ruler and joy people will have.
Verse 1- Jesse the father of David
David was a king, but Jesse was a common man (who was working hard day and night), thats why here the spirit of the Lord is mentioning Jesse
Because Jesus was born in an ordinary home and had to work day and night hard.
Verse 2- On Jesus the Holy spirit will reign
(Actually they are one God-Father Holy spirit)
>> But for Jews to understand that God is going to come as man and work by the Holy spirit.
>> We know 7 means complete
So here we see the fullness of the Holy spirit
1) The spirit of God
2) The spirit of wisdom
3) The spirit of understanding
4) The spirit of counsel
5) The spirit of might
6) The spirit of knowledge
7) The spirit of the fear of God.
Verse 3- Jesus delights in those who fears the Lord
>> He will not judge from outside but Lord discerns the intension of our heart, and will judge righteously.
Verse 5- Righteousness and Faithfullness
Verses 6-11- Jesus will rule for a 1000 years so peaceful heavenly
>> The reason Just because Lucipher and his army is bound for this 1000 years.
>> So those who didnt get a chance to know about Jesus will also know about him (only 1/10th will be alive, all others are dead in tribulation)
Here we see how the worship will be in the 1000 year term. After all the bitter unbearable tribulation, now its a peaceful atmosphere with the joy of the Lord.
>> Nehem 8:10 For the joy of the Lord is my strength
Verses 1-6- Now as Israel is not on the wailing wall but they are singing as in the temple of God.
Verse 5- God only does excellent things let all the world know- witness the Lord.
This is the character of God always.
From chapter 13 to chapter 23, the great load which is going to come to the 9 nations living around Israel (they were neighboring and related to Israel)
>> Egypt is also one among them.
>> Babylon (Persian Iran and Iraq)
>> Israel always had a relation with these nations As we read in the last chapter of Nehemiah.
Verse 1- Burden against Babylon (many of this prophecy is already over)
Verse 10- Also in Rev 8:12, when the fourth trumpet is blown
This is what is going to happen in the 7 year tribulation period
Also in verse 15 & verse 16
Verse 11- How the Lord is going to punish the arrogant and disobedient
Verses 19-22 The fall of Babel (BABYLON) present Iraq and Iran PERSIA,
The spirit of God proclaimed about their fall when they couldnt even think of it. They were in the heights of glory the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the 7 wonders of the world) and many other things specially made by Nebuchadnezzar 2 at that period.
>> When Lord judges, their address wont be there, like Sodom and Gomorrah
>> So beware of the lust of world and the love of money, all these love other than the love to our eternal Savior are idols, they move us away from God, even we wont know, that much cunning the devil is.
>> But dont forget who your Lord is
>> God says You thought I was a man like you to forget what you have done -
Ps 50:21-23 - These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.
Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver:
Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright, I will show the salvation of God.
This chapter is a continuation of the judgment of God against the neighboring countries of Israel, especially Babylon.
Verses 1-6 - Israel will be re-instated back to their place (this prophecy has not been fulfilled), because they are still scattered and they have not got their land back from Philistine, Jordan , Syria, Lebanon and other countries they only have got a very small portion to survive without freedom and without worship, because it is Muslims who are majority there.
>> God will judge righteously all the countries (who oppressed them)
Verses 7-8 It will happen after Armageddon war, when they will have peace and joy when Jesus will be the world ruler in the Millennium.
Verses 9-11 All worldly enjoyment and merry is gone. Now HELL is ready to meet Lucifer (because he oppressed the children of God), team of fallen angels and all the disobedient people Now where is the arrogance. Now SATAN in HELL is bounded and fully weak WAILING and SCREAMING helplessly with all the others.
Verse 12 Not only arrogant and disobedient man, but also the Father of liars, the evil one, he is also going to suffer.
>> Also in Ezekiel (Please check the NOTE down)
>> Rev 12:7-9 - but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
Verses 13-14 What is the great sin which made this heavenly being kicked out of Gods presence.
>> Lucipher says that I (5 times) will do against Gods will.
>> His desire was the problem (evil which we are not allowed)
>> Even if God has given you a free will, or some authorities, it doesnt mean you can do whatever comes into your mind, God has given all his creation, a law and its limits, you cannot cross the border.
>> When Lord says No He means it Its the Ultimate word Thats all.
Verses 15-17 Lucipher and Anti-Christ will be ashamed Every one will ask Is this the man who made the earth tremble.
Verses 22 & 23 Now itself Babylon (Iraq and Iran) is destroyed, but still god is going to completely destroy the Babylon (Mother of Harlots Rev 17:5)
>> It need not be present Iraq and Iran, it can also be the present country like United States where its full of all kinds of immorality.
>> Just like the Jesus, was not born as a king, even though he is the king of the whole world, he was born in a carpenters house.
Verse 28- After the death of Ahaz, God judged Philistia.
>> Till then, because of the life of Ahaz, Israel had to suffer the attack from Philistia always. God gives rod to our enemies to beat us, if we are unfaithful. (as in Ish 10:5,6)
>> This Philistia was defeated by Israel in the time of Uzziah (30 years back written in 2 Kings 15 and 2 Chronicles 26)
Angels (Greek) - ANGELOS - meaning Messenger
Hebrew - MALAKH
The book of MALACHI - By the hand of the Messenger
TYPES OF ANGELS -
GABRIEL - Messenger
MICHAEL To Fight
SERAPHIM - Worshipping angels
Gen 3:24 - Cherub as guard of Eden
Exo 25:18 - figure of the cherub in Tabernacle
Ps 18:10 - Lord rode on a cherub
Ezekiel chapt 10 - cherub which carry God
Satan was a cherub - Ezekiel 28:12-17
Now reserved for judgment - 2Peter 2:4, Jude 6
>> He is called by Jesus and the apostles in the Bible as - THE OLD SERPANT, ENEMY, TEMPTER, DECIEVER, LIAR AND FATHER OF LIARS, EVIL ONE, PRINCE OF THIS WORLD,
COMPARED AS WOLF - John 10:12
A PLANTER OF WEEDS - Math 13:25
A ROARING LION - 1 Peter 5:8
>> In the end time - satan influences with different teachings - 1 Tim 4:1-5, also in Revelation (with the false teachings of Nicholas and Balaam)
>> then through false prophets
>> blinds understanding - 2Cor 4:4
Till now we studied about the burden against Babylon,
Now Chapters 15 and 16 burden against Moab
Chapters 17 and 18 burden against Damascus (Syria or Aram), Ethiopia and Ephraim
Moab was a great land at that time
But in front of God Moab was a product of filthy adultery the generation of Lot whom he had through his elder daughter (Gen 19:336-38) that son Moab (his children are called Moabites)
Moabites were always enemies of Israel, as the children of Israel had the spirit of Lord in them and the others were guided by evil spirit.
>> We also know about it was their King Balak who tempted Balaam(prophet of Israel) to curse Israel. (and finally send virgins to Israel to make them sin and lose the presence of God)
>> Ruth was a Moabite girl (whom God chose to be the grandmother of David)
Verse 1- The judgment of the Lord comes against Moab (those who trouble and weaken the children of God) in an overnight.
>> Because the battle is for the Lord we sometimes think they are constantly troubling and there is no problem for them at all. But see here the judgment of Lord comes in a night (when they never expect)
Verses 2 & 3 - Then weeping and wailing they were put to shame
>> Many countries are crying now because of old work
These days many families are also in tears because of their old deeds
God is Righteous
Verses 8 & 9 See how badly Gods judgment is
Dont forget that it is this same Lord who is going to judge us in the Last judgment Unfaithful believers will be judged as these gentiles.
>> God judges all the DIS-OBEDIENT and UNFAITHFUL
Verse 5- Out of these un-faithful generation for their salvation God will raise a Savior (Jesus) when Ruth becomes the bride of Boaz (how we became the bride of Jesus)
and finally Ruth becomes the grandmother of David which means the grandmother of Jesus also.
Verses 6 & 7 Their present situation proud and haughtiness (arrogance)
>> Which can be compared with todays believers
God is against the arrogant - Prov 8:13, Prov 16:18, Ps 5:5, Rom 12:3, Ish 13:11.
Verses 13 & 14 How Lord is going to judge Moab
>> Today there is no country as Moab (though it was in the east of Jordan before wiped out from the face of earth.
Damascus (eventhough the capital of Syria or Aram or Chaldea), a great town of old civilization and tradition, one of the oldest surviving language and surviving city (eventhough it was destroyed many times)
Verse 3- About Ephraim and Damascus and Syria
>> Hosea 4:16-18 we understand that this Ephraim or Damascus is a joint generation of back-slided Israel and gentiles
>> Again about Ephraim in Hosea 7:8 Ephraim is a cake unturned
>> A strong nation whom God used (Syrian commander) to drive Prophet Mohammed and army back, otherwise whole Europe would be converted to Islam.
>> But in the tribulation period, this city will be completely destroyed
Verse 10- To Israel (Ephraim) Lebanon and Damascus (were all part of Israel once).
The Lebanon forest were destroyed, The green of Israel were destroyed by the Turkish empire, but now Israel is exporting Roses, Olive, fig and many costly agro-product, but its all sapling from other countries (says God).
About the countries beyond the rivers of Ethiopia
>> The countries are not clear, but about the African countries beyond Ethiopia,
>> The river mentioned in this chapter is River Nile.
· How each country has come is clearly explained in
· Gen 9:22 About Canaan
· Gen 10:6 sons of Ham were Canaan, Mizraim (Egypt), Cush (Ethiopia)
· Gen 10:15-17 Amorite, Hivite
· Gen 10:22 Aram
· Gen 10:32 When the Nations were divided
· Gen 11:10 The sons of Shem - Terah Abram (verses 25 & 27)
Verse 28 Abrahams land UR or Chaldea
Verse 1- Woe to those countries,
Verses 4-6 How the Lord is going to make them un-fruitful and bring famine there, we know how Somalia and most of the African countries affected by strong famine and mal-nutrition.
>> Many people even today ask If there is a living God, will people die like this
>> But understand that our Lord is a righteous God, he does everything righteously.
>> If he punishes a nation or a family God has solid reason and proof of their denial and disobedience
>> Maybe this Ethiopia might have got a chance at the time of King Solomon and Queen Sheba
Next Burden against Egypt
The Burden upon Egypt. As we know that Egypt has a very great history and a very long period of civilization.
>> We should understand that even Israel family1 was formed in Egypt Gen 46:26,27 all those who went Egypt was 70 people which later became ISRAEL.
After almost 400 years, when they left Egypt, they were around 20 lakhs so this is where they became a nation.
Verse 1- Usually Lord waits some time for his judgment (a slow decision is always for a righteous judgment and a time for the sinner to repent).
>> But here it says the judgment on Israel will be very fast it is because of their idol worship and black magic
>> As said in Rom 1:21-23 Eventhough they knew God (through Israel), they wee interested in worshiping all four footed creatures (this is from where worshipping animals started which also came to India)
Verse 2- I will make them fight among themselves. Thats how the Pharaohs dictatorship decline.
Verse 3- They were wise and talented. They almost did all the miracles what Moses did so much evil power they had.
Verse 4- They were handed over to a cruel ruler anyways after lots of failures in wars, they became nothing and deserted as how they are no.
Verses 7 & 8- The papyrus will not be there on the sides of great river Nile. Even fishes wont be there, thats why Egypt has no source of income.
Verse 9- That fabric industry or weaving of this linen is also not there.
Verse 10- The foundations of the country will be broken, no more work, no wages.
Verse 11-14- No wise in Zoan & Noph (their royal family) and Egypt.
Verse 15- No trade or skilled work in Egypt, where they were once famous and the most mighty power of the world.
Verse 16- In that day - Egypt will be like women no strength and courage, but fear and cowards
Verses 19 - 25- They will built an altar (worship place) to the Lord (in the borders). There is going to be a revival in Egypt. When worship will increase in Egypt, then trade between countries will come.
22 Lord will strike them (by ISIS), they will return to the Lord
They will worship alongwith Assyria (Iraq and Iran) they will also turn to the Lord.
Verse 1- Assyrian (Ashur) king Sargon sent his commander Tartan (2 King 18:17) to conquer Ashdod (Judah)
Verse 2- As God told him, he removed his outer garment and be noticed very much in public, so when people ask him, he can tell the message what Lord spoke to him about Egypt and Ethiopia that God will make you ashamed like this (a dramatic explanation).
Verse 3- Three years the prophet of God Isaiah as Lord told him walked naked and barefoot through the roads
Verse 4- Lord told as my servant Isaiah walked, so shall they (Egypt and Ethiopia) be taken as slaves by the Assyrians.
Verse 1- The burden against the wilderness of the sea
Verse 9- From this verse it is clear that it is spoken about Babel or Babylon
Verse 11- Again the burden of the Lord against Dumah is the name of the fourth son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:29,30)
Verse 13- The burden of God against Arabia (again the other tribes of Arabian lands)
Verses 1, 8, 9 , 10 - The burden against the Valley of Visions (which is Jerusalem)
We can understand that from the verses 8-10 in this chapter
Verse 1- This is the last burden we see in this book Here burden Tyre (Sor)
and Sidon (Phoenicians), also in Tarshish (where Jonah tried to escape to)
>> All these were great places of great trade because these Phoenicians were so smart and brilliant.
>> In 2 Chron it says thats they were famous in weaving, dyeing and engraving in precious stones.
In Solomons time carpenters and mason were from Tyre
>> But how smart and influential they are when the hand of the Lord turns against them verses 7-12
>> Lord has been dealing with them for 70 years verse 17 now it the end of this nation.
>> It might be because of their idolatry and influencing and weakening Israel always, as they always dwelt in and nearby of Israel. They were very much friendly with Israel in the time of David and Solomon.
>> They were ready for any service and very much influenced Israel.
>> Finally this is what Jesus told Israel in
Math 11:22 - But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
>> So if you look at other and be influenced you will be ashamed in front of them, because you should understand who you are. As long as you are Lord children, you cannot be like them.
They have no law, but we have a discipline and we are lead by the Holy spirit of God.
Till now we saw the judgment of God on different nations (which have already taken place). Now we are going to see the judgment on earth (whole world) the tribulation - which is yet to happen.
Verse 1- Lord is going to make the earth empty and make it waste.
Distort its surface and scatter the inhabitants
Verse 6- Therefore the inhabitants are burned (by fire)
And only a few men left.
>> Gen 9:11 - Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood - RAINBOW
>> 2 Peter 3:6,7 - by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
>>> READ - Rev 6:13-17, Rev 8:7 to 9:12
Verses 13-15- When all the world is in tribulation, we see a small group from all the tribes of Israel sealed by the Lord so that they are not destroyed.
>> Rev 7:2-8 1,44,000 (12,000 from each tribe) selected by God among the jews are sealed by the Lord.
>> Other Jews are going to be grinded in the tribulation
Verse 16- All the inhabitants of the world are going to cry out I am ruined all my investments gone
Verses 17 & 18- Only fear and pit(holes) and snare(trap) to kill them it might be the total bombing.
Verse 19 & 20 The earth is violently broken
Verse 23- By the coming of the King of Kings only there will be peace and joy - >> Read Rev 20:4 and Rev 19:16
The next two chapters are about the 1000 year rule in this world.
Verse 1- Now Jesus is the ruler
Verse 2- No need of a fort because Satan(terrorist one who crawls into borders)- is bound, and here Jesus is the ruler
Verse 3- All nations will fear you and glorify you
Verse 5- All other Gods and even Anti-Christ No sound about them
>> Or a praise to a foreign God or the name of any saint or mediator
Verse 6- Lord will feed the world and provide them with the best class
Verse 8- He will comfort all no death or sorrow or debt or sickness so no tears
Verse 9- The real Savior whom the world has waited for He will save us,
Now whole world will love him and trust him (because satan is bound)
So its satan who does not allow us to love the Lord with all our heart
Verse 12- All the arrogant of the world is gone No more arrogance and proud (it is satans character)
Again continuation of how wonderful it would be to trust in Jesus
Verses 3 & 4 You will get perfect peace whose mind is concentrated on you. So we lose our peace because our mind runs there and here thats when we worry like gentiles.
>> Lord asks then why do we worry like the gentiles (Math 6:31-34)
Even when a person passes away, thats why we dont wail like the gentiles do
>> When you trust in Him everlasting strength
Thats why many verses in old and testament says Blessed are those who trust in Him.
Verse 1- Before the beginning of the Millennium, Lord will have victory over the devil in the Armegeddon (in the valleys of Megiddo) war,
>> Lord judges with His sword We see in Ish 66:16 and Ezek 21:3-5(by fire and by sword)
Here the Lord is judging that old serpent here called Leviathan
>> Here Lord says he
is going to judge Lucipher, his army of fallen angels and all those who
>> If that Satan realized that he would be judged and cut into pieces, he could have easily repented, but he is not doing so.
**Even we have become like the devil by satans influence. We know that we will be punished if we dont obey all the counsel of God, if we dont witness him, if we are not faithful, but we become into a state of arrogance and no fear. Lord pities you because only Lord know what he is going to do next.
Verse 7- Israel got more beating (from Lord) than those countries who struck Israel (their enemies) Reason
>> Amos 3:2 - You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
**The more He loves us heavenly calling the more training
>> In epistle of Peter as a Holy nation a peculiar nation His own treasure
Thats why - Knowing more of the word of God and not doing it brings judgment to ourselves -
>>John 9:41 - Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin: but now you say, We see. Therefore your sin remains.
>>John 15:22 - If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
>>2 Peter 2:20-22 - For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. Their end will be worse than the beginning.
>> Ezek 33:31,32 His word is like a lovely (comforting)song, they hear it but they do not do it.
In Verses 1 & 3 - To disobedient Lord will judge (whether Ephraim or Samaria mixed with the world) they have a crown of pride (arrogance)
Verse 5- But in those days Millennium God will be a crown of glory (something we have to glory) to the remnant
>> That why Paul says Gal 6:14 - I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world
Verse 16- The kingdom of God contains the chief corner stone and then similar stones on it. a tried stone (proved and tested), precious and a sure foundation
>> 1 Peter 2:6 8 - Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame."
Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious;
but to those who are disobedient, The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"
and A stone of stumbling, And a rock of offense. They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
Verse 18- Thats how the second death(eternal death) on you will be annulled (cancelled)
>> Rev 20:6 - Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
>> Second death means HELL FIRE Rev 20:14 and Rev 21:8
Verse 26-29- How the Lord deals with each people in different ways. Cumin in a different way, wheat in mill and crusher The farmer knows what to do to each person
· in life (for your transformation)
· and also in Judgment (here this verse is said about the judgment upon each person (God is righteous and He shows no partiality)
About judgment this is what Jesus told in Math 13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn
Again in Math 13:41,42 - The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
>> So it is we who decide our eternity and life in this world (who is on the Lords side, who will stand for the Lord, speak, witness)
>> Heb 10:31 - It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Ariel is a symbolic name (meaning Like Lion) of Jerusalem which is written in verses 1, 2 & 7
This chapter is about Jerusalem from the time of capture by Sancherib to the last when Jesus will put his feet upon Jerusalem.
>> The coming of Jesus on that mount of Olive is written in Zachariah 14:1-7
>> Then the battle of Har-Megiddo (meaning Mount of Megiddo) Rev 16:16
Verses 2 - 5 Judgment against Jerusalem
>> This is a prophecy before King Nebuchadnezzar came to Jerusalem and destroyed it
Verses 6 & 9 Judgment against those countries who fight with Israel. Lord with his saints and angels are going to come down and fight for Israel after the 7 years of tribulation period.
Verse 15- Woe to those who think God is not seeing them and God is not going to punish
Verses 1 & 3 Woe to the rebellious children
>> The prophecy is fulfilled when Israel did not hear the voice of God through his prophet and trusted in Egypt thinking they will help to defeat Assyria, but because of disobedience they became the slaves of Assyria.
>> The spiritual meaning is the the counsel of God to the rebellious people
· Who take counsel but not of me
· Who devise plans but not of me
· so they add sin to sin by disobeying to cover one sin another
· What they trusted the strength and shadow of Pharaoh the same became their humiliation (its written in 2 Kings)
>> They forgot how Almighty God had called them and separated them out of Egypt and proved that they should only trust in God when they had no other option in front of the red sea, then manna, quails, water, marrah became sweet, pillars of fire and clouds Now they forgot it all.
>> Now they want to enjoy with the world be with them on their side be accepted by them
>> Ps 34:8 - Oh taste and see that the Lord is good Blessed is the man that trust in him
Verses 8-10 write down on a big tablet let everyone see what happened to them.
>> Now they are very much worldly they dont want to live holy that desire and thirst is gone
>> Now they dont want to hear the word which corrects them but they want to hear smooth words which will pat them to continue in what they are doing now.
Verse 15- But Lord reminds If you return and obey God receive the correction
Dont rebel to the counsel of God but quietly accept it then you shall be saved
Verse 16& 17- Till they obey God gave them to punishments and to the enemy
Verse 18- Blessed are those who wait for him
>> Ish 40:31 - But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
>> What does wait mean you cant make the Lord do his work fast, he has a time for everything and we need to wait till his time and for his will.
So not our will and time but His understand that mystery
>> Those who wait are BLESSED means those who dont wait and hurry are CURSED.
Verse 19- this verse onwards how Lord is going to help and protect those who trust him.
Verse 21- How God will guide you and move you away from dangers, failures and sin.
Verse 22- When you know the greatness of God you will throw away all your great things and ornaments like a menstrual cloth (in KJV, NIV, Amplified, Hindi etc)
Verses 1 & 3 Woe to those who trust in chariots and horses, in their horsemen
3 They are just men and not God
>> we know the verses Those who trust in the Lord shall never be ashamed
>> Jer 17:5,7 - Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
Verse 1-5- When Jesus becomes our King and ruler of the world see the change
So till now the worldly ways were because Satan ruled this world
>> Even in our life when Jesus becomes the king our property changes
Verse 6- So Foolishness comes from satan
Sine comes from satan
Arrogance comes from satan
Verse 15- That change in our life and comes when Holy spirit comes into our life
As God spoke through Joel - prophecy In the last days I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh
>> Here it says then the wilderness becomes a fruitful field.
Not just saying some old tongues be renewed in the spirit.
Verse 1- Woe to those who attack His children
Here is says about Assyria but its a prophecy to all those who attack and harm or work against the children of God.
In the beginning they will say No problem but when God rises for revenge their address will not be there.
>> So its wonderful to give everything to the Lord because when He works He deals wonderful
If we try to make it straight sometimes satan will use that opportunity against us to defame us
Verse 2- Lord be Gracious, I wait for you
Verse 6- What we should do be in the fear of the Lord and trust in Him
Verse 10 - Lord has a time for His work even if it is revenge or deliverance
In all these chapters we were seeing the judgment on Israel, then their tribulation period, then the millennium (1000 year rule) and that is the hope that we all have.
>> Titus 2:13 - looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ
Verses 1 -3- How the Lord will judge the disobedient (whether Lords children-Israel or gentiles) is same for Him now.
Verses 4 What is going to happen in the great tribulation.
Verse 8 &9 Lords wrath upon them
>> When we hear this, we might feel its ok, well see when it comes
>> Ps 50:21, (22 & 23) - These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.
>> Noah preached for around 70 to 80 years, still no one obeyed (no one bothered, they really couldnt believe that the Lord will destroy the world with water, now also the same we are not able to believe that the Lord will destroy the whole world with fire. (God spoke to Noah when he was 500 years old and the flood started when he was 600 years old) written in Gen chapt 5 and 7)
>> Lord again warns them in Luke 17:26-28 (like in the days of Noah they ate, drank, married, had children, bought and sold (investments for the family)
Verse 16- When people have a lot of confusion and
Ψ different teachings about the Lord coming
Ψ how many chances we have
Ψ who will go to heaven
Ψ once you are baptized heaven is for sure (salvation will never be lost)
Ψ for what will the Lord judge us
Ψ what account do we have to settle with Him on that day
For all these questions, we need to listen to mans opinions or books written by different authors, the Holy Bible has answers to all these but you have to search it and understand it with the help of the Holy spirit God.
>> Because it has come out of the mouth of God (Rom 3:2 and John 12:48-God judges) and the spirit of the Lord composed it as a law book for us.
Now as the judgment on people is over (in the last 34 chapters), now
Verses 1 & 2- Now the dry has become fertile, the desert has blossomed, the wasteland and wilderness has become fruit because Jesus has come to rule. If this happens geographically on that day, now its going to happen internally in our life as Jesus starts ruling our life. Not when you are baptized but the day when you really give your heart to Jesus (otherwise you will still be a problem maker and work out your hereditial nature.
But the day when Jesus rules your heart completely, its known to the world all the areas of your life will have a notable change.
Verses 3 &4 Strengthen the weak hands and feeble knees means only with hands and knees you can work out something for the Lord
>> When the fullness (means place for him only) of Lord comes into your life then you can work out, otherwise it will only be as a desire and in boasting
>> Heb 12: 12& 13 Therefore if you think that you still feeble(weak) to witness God and testify His name (Lord is giving you all the training to be more dedicated and strong) STRENTHEN YOURSELVES the hands which hang down good for nothing(heaven) for your matters you are working SELFISH.
>> MAKE STRAIGHT YOUR PATHS otherwise you will be totally dislocated Lord will not always PAT you He will use the same hand to SMASH you.
>> Lords desire is the lame should not be dislocated but Healed. (you should be where Lord wants you to be and do what the Lord wants)
>> If you dont receive the change in your life then dislocated.
>> 14 Lord expects a change OUTSIDE and INSIDE.
>> Peace and happiness with outside people
>> And HOLINESS inside
Without a good testimony outside and inside NO ONE WILL SEE GOD
>> 15 Look careful Let not GRACE decrease
>> Let not satanic bitterness enter into your heart by which many are defiled.
Verses 5 - 7 How its going to be when Jesus rules (all our physical weakness is going to go this body is corruptible)
Verses 8-10 When Jesus rules in holiness, even anyone who was a fool or a person with fleshy character they have no option but to live in holiness
10 Everyone will return to Zion (to the Lord and His word) Lord will restore them (re-instate)
>> But the sad part is when Satan is left loose they will turn against the Lord
>> Rev 20:7-10 What Lord is going to do with satan and the deceived people
>> Heb 12:25-29
>> 2 Peter 3:7-9
From chapters 36 to 39 we see a lot of history. From chapter 135 we saw the judgment of God. Now from chapters 40-66 we see the grace of God, now this center part connects both these parts.
Here we see the times of Hezekiah (the 4th king in whose time Isaiah was a prophet (Ish 1:1). Hezekiah was a king of Judah (so in the line of David).
What happened here is mentioned 3 times in the Bible 2 Kings chapt 18 &19, 2 Chronicles chapt 29 & 30 and here in the book if Isaiah means its very important.
Again there are some certain strange but real things
1) Ish 37:36-38 One angel killed 1,85,000 people (Assyrians)
2) Ish 38:7,8 the sundial of Ahaz went back by 10 degrees
3) Ish 38: 1-5 God healed Hezekiah and added 15 years to his life
Their great Grandfather King Asa (3rd king of Judah) did not trust in the Lord (2 Chron 16:12) but his great grandchild Hezekiah trusted in the Lord 2 King 18:5
Verses 1 & 2 - Here we are going to learn about King Hezekiah (King of Judah) and King Sennacherib (King of Assyria).
>> Sennacherib defeated all cities and came to the gates of Jerusalem, Unlike other countries, when Hezekiah (in his 14th year) started to oppose, Sennacherib though that they had some hidden weapon or some other trick in mind, so he sent his spies to find out. Then he sent Rabshakeh (His chief of staff) to enquire and make fun of them.
>> Read 2 King 18:13-20 (where it is repeated)
>> Hezekiah tried to give money and let this testing go, but it wont go like that. We first try to try all our ways and finally come to that dear friend of ours (Lord) who is waiting when will my child come to me.
Verses 3 & 4 Eliakim came and talked with him.
Verse 6- Are you trying to trust in Egypt (broken reed)
Verse 7- If you are trying to trust in Jehovah, dont be fooled. Hezekiah has already taken all the gold and silver (all what was in the temple) and altars from there.
>> He thought the power of the Lord was in the vessels or pillars or altar or things in the temple. And Sennacherib had already destroyed the altars on the hill outside.
>> He didnt know that faith in God is unseen, it is not on any material. And God dwells in our heart, not in temple or altars.
Verse 8- He made fun of Israel I will give you 2000 horses to fight against us. You dont have enough horse riders to make them sit on it.
Verse 10- Rabshakeh is telling the Lord is on their side (because of number of people) majority wins
Verse 11-16- Speak to us in Aramaic so that the soldiers on the wall will hear), but he started loudly in Hebrew (a trick which enemy always uses to deflate whatever little power is left)
>> Like how Goliath tried and somewhat succeeded till David the anointed one came whole Israel got victory.
Verse 22- They tore their dresses because they were disgraced and humiliated (like the 10 out of 12 who went to look at Canaan)
Verse 1- But King Hezekiah reaction was different, he immediately started sitting fasting in the presence
Verses 6 & 7 Isaiah replied Dont be afraid of their words
>> or their looks Ezek 3:9,10 Dont be afraid by their looks, I have made your forehead like diamond.
Verses 8 - 14 Rabshakeh heard that Sennacherib was in war with another country so went back to help him.
He gave a letter to Hezekiah saying that he will come back soon (again a threat)
Verses 15-21- He went into the prayer room with that letter. There is always a solution in the presence of the Lord for those who are completely holy and obedient (to all the personal counsel of God) - otherwise make your paths straight.
Verse 28 & 29- God says He heard the rage against God and their arrogance. God has recorded all their words and works and is now going to repay them accordingly.
Verse 30- You will dwell fo some more years in this place and do farming (their livelihood for food) No one is going to drive you from here.
>> Its not the world which decides but our Lord who decides where we should be and what we should do.
So whatever we are going through now is by the knowledge of God.
Verse 33- God has blocked Assyria from coming here
Verses 36 - 38- Now God is fighting for Israel. God sent His angels (our ministering spirits) to fight for them.
>> They asked if they have 2000 horse men (because they had lakhs)
>> Now God sent one angel and killed 1,85,000 men by night.
>> Now where is the strength
>> Will anyone call Sennacherib a king if he has no soldiers
>> His own sons killed him (shocking) and ran away from the country, another son became the king (so God sent sword to the peoples camp and also to Kings family)
>> This is there in history this was the fall of Assyrian Empire and Babylon defeated it and the rise of Babylonian Empire.
>> One enemys address gone, but understand that there will always be another enemy rising against us to remind us that we are in the battle field.
Because Hezekiah was a Good king who trusted in God 1(2 Kimgs 18:5-7)
>> And in last chapter we also learned that he was a good prayer man In the life of Ahaz (his father) when he had enemies he trusted Egypt and became ashamed, meanwhile Hezekiah saw all this what happened in Israel and Lord taught him a lesson put all our burden in the presence of the Lord and he will open a way in the desert (because He is a God who
Ψ Gave them manna from heaven
Ψ Gave them quails from heaven
Ψ Sent 10 plagues to Egypt just to save them from bondage
Ψ Divided the Red sea into two
Ψ Gave them water in the desert
Ψ Gave them victory in war - just by raising the anointed persons hand etc
So Jehovah is Almighty God who creates a way among all impossibilities
You have to walk in His ways and obey His counsel - all the days of your life
Verse 1- Just after this fiery trial by Assyria, Immediately came the next wave
He was at sick-bed, And the prophet came and told Gods counsel This is your last so set your house in order (do all the needed settlements the next ruler deeds etc)
>> If any one of you get an intimation like this only one more month you will live How will that one month be
Ψ Full of prayer and humbleness,
Ψ No special desires even if you see something colorful or attractive not looking at it it is not entering into your heart
Ψ Not bothered about who is buying something new or whatever is going around you
Ψ Just thinking that the few days I have in front of me How can I make it fruitful for the Lord always meditating the word of God, examining yourself, having changes in your attitude and whole life a correction
Ψ Not giving a pain to anyone or competing with any one
This is what Hezekiah also did
Verse 3- but He had a confidence with his relationship with God because He trusted in the Lord, stood for the Lord and obeyed all the counsel of God all the days of His rule.
Verse 5- Lord spoke to Him through the prophet I have heard your prayers surely I will add 15 years to your life.
Verse 6- So it is Lords words
I will deliver you from this serious disease and
I will deliver you from the hand of the King of Assyria (whole Israel)
So deliverance for him and his people
Verses 7 & 8 Lord understood his un-belief (because till that time such a thing
has never happened in this world)
And gave the king a sign that the sun-dial will 10 degrees on the clock backward
(so it means the sun went back)
>> Lord always does supernatural things for His children why so that our spiritual life also should be extra ordinary.
>> Luke 12:48 - For everyone to whom much is given (opportunities and word),
from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more
>> Luke 7:47 - Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
Verses 10 - 20- The writing as a song or poem maybe anyway about all what he went through in his death bed
20 Hezekiah was praising God from his heart I will worship Him all the days of my life
But after receiving healing and deliverance from enemies.
>> 2 Chron 32:25 - But Hezekiah did not repay according to the favor shown him, for his heart was lifted up; therefore wrath (of God) was looming over him and over Judah and Jerusalem.
>> Here in the time he got extended look what all satan made him do
Ψ Above verse the wrath of the Lord came upon him for his arrogance if he would have died on right time atleast he would have been in heaven
Ψ During this extension period to him was born King Manasseh (2 Kings 21:10-17) who was the cruelest and horrible king of Judah much much worse than any gentile king his sin was un-bearable in front of God.
>> So we can understand that it is not good to ask and demand things from God, many things that we ask a lot will be a headache all over our life.
>> So a person who submits himself to Gods will is always blessed till the end.
Here we see after this deliverance now the King and Israel is going to go through stiff trials. Even in Elijahs life after the great miracle and sacrifice he had to go through the hardest part the threat of King Ahab and Jezebel.
Satan has many tricks if you are getting stronger and stronger in trials.
He will give you all the comfort and luxurious so that you will be enticed in it desiring for more.
Verse 1-8- King showed all the things in the house to the Babylon king. There was nothing he didnt show. They had great wealth from the time of David and Solomon.
>> But immediately God sent his servant and told about what God is going to do. Because as he was delivered from both the greatest problems now arrogance came into his life. When Babylon king praised him he was proud and haughty (something which God hates) was it by his ability or was it because of Him.
>> People might praise us because of what we have now but dont forget that what we have now is for the glory of God and if we are not faithful the same Lord will take it back we are just the keepers.
Verses 5, 7, 8- Instead of trusting in anything that we have in the world, it is wonderful to trust in the Lord and obey His counsel
Verse 10- This is how the Almighty is going to rule us in the millennium
Verse 11- Lords relation with us is always special.
First He came to earth as a Savior and Shepherd John 10:11 - I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
Verse 12- How Almighty He is He is the creator and controller of all things
Verses 13 & 14- Dont teach Him what to do (like Hezekiah), dont give him counsel as if you are his counselor
Verse 18 & 25- He is in-comparable Then why cant we obey Him and worship Him and trust only in Him.
Our sovereign master He controls everything in my life
>> As in the Lords prayer Let your will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
Verse 26- From verses 18 15 if people tell you to worship or trust in other Gods and you have a doubt regarding this matter
Different groups different beliefs different teachings and vision Then look above and see the almighty creator and controller of everything in the whole universe then you will understand how great He is and submit yourselves completely to Him.
Verse 27- Sometimes we say My Lord is not seeing whats happening
Verse 28- Have you not heard (even though you forgot what you have experienced earlier)
>> Now children of God have forgotten what they experienced and they knew about God that Lord is AL-MIGHTY.
God will not sleep or me tired.
Verse 29- He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might.
God is the source of all heavenly power high current power exceedingly great power
Verse 30- Even though the young, strong, clever, rich all become tired and exhausted but still on the other hand those who trust in the Lord shall always renew their strength.
Verse 31- Trust only in the Lord wait till He gives you counsel (what to do)
Those who look only on His face shall only -
Ψ Renew their strength
Ψ Shall fly higher with wings like eagles
Ψ They shall keep on running for the Lord without being tired
Ψ They shall keep on walking (with Jesus) so they will never faint
Acts 1:8 - But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
God speaks about the children of Abraham.
You are my children
Dont be like others trust in me
Verses 8-13 You are my specially called. I will not allow anything ungodly to happen in your life, so trust in me and fear not
Verses 14-16- You are just a worm nothing
What you plan is not going to happen in your life only Gods plan
15- What authority and victory God is going to give to those who are obeidient and faithful.
Here in this chapter My Servant - about Christ
Verses 1-4 When you see Math 12:17-21, you will clearly understand that it was about Christ
Verse 4- Lord will not be discouraged or stop His work in our life until the Mission succeeds
Verses 6-7 Here Father God is presenting Christ as a Servant from Heaven and a Redeemer to Israel and then to all Gentiles
>> As a light to the gentiles (whole world)
>> Simeon prophesies about Christ Luke 2:30-32
>> Again Jesus says in John 8:12- "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life
Verses 23-25 If you dont give ear to the counsel of God, and be fully obedient, the he pours outs His fury of anger. Will any creation be able to resist that NEVER you will be completly destroyed.
>> Many people from the begining onwards dont bother what God says and continue in their sin as God is a righteous God He has no option but to destroy you.
Verse 1- Again God who loves His children giving Jacob or Israel (His children) a chance.
>> Who was Jacob he was a deciever (Gen chapter 27)
Whoever you are doesnt matter but are you planning to continue like that then Gods wrath otherwise Lord is calling you closer
Verse 2- Lord is reminding them of the days they went through the red sea and many fiery trials.
>> You are my own I will be with you .
Verse 3- I am the Lord your God
Verse 4- I have loved you, you are precious in my sight
Verse 5- Fear not
Verse 8- Out of all the people - bring out the people who have eyes but blind, and deaf but have ears
>> What is the use of having ears and eyes which is not functioning
Verse 11- I myself am the Lord, and I am the Savior
In this verse it is clear that Lord God himself is the savior,
God = Jesus
Verse 13- I will work in you life who can reverse it.
>> Only Lord can open and close doors in our life, save and deliver, so understand that truth you cannot change the plan of God.
>> Lord knows what He is doing its all for your good.
Verse 19- Behold i will do a new thing in your life, and it will come very soon
>> Many false prophets take this verse simply to make you happy.
>> God is Almighty to open ways and only He can create new things in your life,
But its not simply opening doors and blessing
It all depends on how faithful and obedient you are to God
On how you respond to His calling and work it out.
In this chapter, God is warning all those who turn from living God to any form of idols or image. Idol is not only a moulden image but anything that we love more than ourselves.
>> Col 3:1-3 Ste your minds on the things above
Verses 1, 2- The one I have chosen, Hear Fear not
Verse 3 Lord says He will pour out His spirit upon those who are thirsty (if you are like dry ground)
Verses 9-11 He gets nothing - useless
Verses 17 & 18- God has shut their eyes and hearts
Gods hand is always against any person who keeps an idol in his life.
Verses 21 & 22- Again reminder to the children of God come back to me for I have redeemed you
>> Going away to love the world
From Ish 44:28 and then in chapt 45 its a prophecy about King Cyrus (Koresh) which was revealed to Isaiah by God 200 years before he was born.
Look at the revelation of Isaiah and also for Israel to be prepared for a good king.
Even about Jesus who was born into this world 700 years later.
In Ish 44:28 it says you shall built the temple.
>> Ezra 1:1, 2 How Cyrus became King and gave freedom to Israelites
The first temple, built by King Solomon, had been destroyed by the Babylonians (Nebuchadnezzar) in 587 BC (2 Kings 25:810).
The Persian king Cyrus appointed Zerubbabel as governor of Judah (Haggai 1:1), and right away Zerubbabel began rebuilding the temple with the help of Joshua, the high priest (Ezra 3:23, 8)
>> Haggai and Ezra were prophets of the same time
Verse 1- Eventhough he was a persian king, God used him as a sheperd and a helper for Israel. God guided him because Lord cared for His people
>> Kings right hand God held
>> Through him God delivered Israel fom captivity
Re-build the temple of God for Israel
Verse 3 God gave him the richess of other kingdoms to build the temple of Jerusalem.
Verse 5 I am God almighty
I will gird or tighten you (control you)
Verse 7 I create good and bad, light and darkness
Peace and calamity, I the Lord do all these
>> I Sam 2:6-8
Verse 9 same is repeated in Rom 9:18-21 (25)
Verse 17- Gods promise to His children (also the New testament Israel)
Verse 22- All those who look upon the Lord will be saved
Here in this chapter a comparison between the real God and idols. According to their capacity they make idols with materials of different price and worship their own creation
In Deu 27:15 - Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen!
IDOLS in Heart Anything we love more than God
Verses 1 & 2- Main two idols name, but they could not save them.
>> They can only do one thing put them again in bondage
Verses 3 & 4 Think about the Lord who created you and upheld you all throughout.
>> Lord will carry us even when we are all grey hair what an assurance this is heavenly royal insurance (but this facility is only for faithful and obedient people.
>> Why because I have made you, I will protect and carry you.
Verse 6-The rich people are lavishly putting their Gold and silver in the furnace, so what about the poor people. (who wants even the idol doesnt want.
Verse 7- They carry it and keep it in one corner it cannot move from there
>> Ps 115:3-8 - They have mouths, but they do not speak;Eyes they have, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear; Noses they have, but they do not smell, They have hands, but they do not handle; Feet they have, but they do not walk; Nor do they mutter through their throat.
Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them
Verse 9- No one like me only trust in me nothing else
Verse 12- Listen to me you stubborn hearted who are far from righteousness
Here we see the fall of Babylon because of their idolatry
We had already thought of it in Ish chapter 13
Ψ Ish 13:1 the fall Babylon
Verses 13-14 I will shake her and move her out of its place
Verses 15-17 Babylon will be ashamed Every one will ask Is this the Empire who made the earth tremble.
Verses 19-22 The fall of Babel, when Lord judges, their address wont be there, like Sodom and Gomorrah
>> So beware of the lust of world and the love of money, all these love other than the love to our eternal Savior are idols, they move us away from God, even we wont know, that much cunning the devil is.
>> But dont forget who your Lord is
>> God says You thought I was a man like you to forget what you have done -
Ps 50:21-23 - These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes. Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver:
Verse 1- No throne sit on the ground like a beggar
>> She is a called a virgin here because she was not defeated by any country till then but now the hand of the Lord is going to turn against her.
Verses 2 & 3- Like a servant do all low works
And you will be ashamed made fun by every one
Verse 6- You showed no mercy to my children that was in the mind of the Lord.
Verse 8- You said all this in your arrogance (of Nebuchadnezzar) but see what the Lord is going to do - (Lord made him mad and eat grass Daniel 4:33)
Verses 10-15 - You trusted in your wickedness, wisdom, sorceries, strology
But will any of those save you.
>> Will your money save you no you will stumble by what you trusted
Verse 1- Now again Lord is speaking to His people who are called who swear by His name
Verse 2- They have spiritual show outside but no power of God not worshipping God with a contrite heart
Verse 12 16- Listen to me I am the one who called you
There are many verses in Isaiah I have called you
>> The God who called us He will take care of all our problems
Believe it Satan can only show some acts Nothing is going to harm us
>> Foolish satan doesnt know its going to make us closer and stronger in the Lord
Verse 17 19- But God expects complete obedience to His counsel then only can Lord save us from all the games of satan
>> Then only He can bless us
If you would have obeyed me I would have really blessed you.
But because of your disobedience I allowed the enemies to make you ashamed to defeat you Because our God is a righteous God.
Verse 22- If you have a straight heart then you will have peace
Verse 1- Here God is speaking about the church.
>> That he has called us from far people (not Israel)
>> from my mothers womb he has called me
· Paul says the same in Galatians 1:15
· Jeremiah 1:5-8 To Jeremiah God speaks the same
· Psalmist David says in Psalms 22
· Then again in Ps 139:16 - Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed and you called me from my mothers womb (read verses 13-17)
>> Throughout all the chapter God says you. Here it is to the anointed prophet. But when we read it God is speaking to you that you become a light to the gentiles and God is going to show salvation to many through you.
Verse 2- He made my mouth like a sharp sword to do its work wherever needed and to have victory over the enemy
>> He hid me in the shadow of His arms
>> Made me a polished shaft (sharp) and hid me in His quiver. He will take me when he needs me as a weapon for attack.
>> 2 Tim 4:2 - Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Verse 4 When I say I have labored in vain no one is seeing me
God will say 1 Cor 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
· In between the verses talk about the relationship between Israel and a Savior to come
Verse 6 What is the job entrusted
· To restore the preserved ones (Lords chosen Ones)
· As a light to the Gentiles
Verse 15 & 16 I will not forget you ( I will not forsake you till the end (in OT and NT)
>> I have engraved you on the palms of my hands (engraved so no chance of slipping of)
Here in this chapter also in between we see prophecies of the relationship between Israel and their savior Jesus, at the same time the calling and relationship of Jesus and His church.
Verse 1- Israel was cruel to divorce their partner (Math 19:18 and Mark 10:5), so God is using that same example.
>> I have not divorced or forsaken you but it is your sin which has separated you from me
Verse 2- Even if satan has made you sin and far from me is my hand shortened to redeem you No I am almighty to redeem you that is the desire of God But do we have that desire or other worldly desires.
Verse 4 In the calling God has given me the tongue of a learned (disciple-greek) to speak like a disciple
· God awakens me every morning
· To hear like a disciple
We live and God trains to hear and speak like a disciple (dedication). We have to receive from God and testify and exhort other to make them also children of God.
Verse 7- I will not be disgraced by satan defeating me, because he has made my face and forehead like a flint stone (hardest stone) or diamond
>> As it is said in Ezekiel 3:9
Verse 10- Who among you really fears the Lord ??
Who among you really obey the voice of God ??
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
Verse 11- Then a warning to all those who walk in their own light and sparks
>> Lord says This you shall have from my hand You shall live in distress (because the hand of the Lord will be against you)
But still foolish people dont learn a lesson.
Rom 13:11,12 - And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Eph 5:10,11 - And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
Verses 1 & 2 - Turn back and look from where God had taken you.
>> Look I have called Abraham and Sarah alone from all the other people at that time on earth.
Even His brothers son (nephew) Lot was called but he was not faithful he nor his family so they were completely cut off from the book of the living they did not die they had children and flourished in this world but detached from the presence of the Lord.
>> At all times from different generation and different families
Those who stand faithful according to the calling of the Lord Lord will be with them to protect them and to guide -
Verses 4 & 5 - God is a righteous judge
Verses 14-17 Awake O Jerusalem out of your spiritual sleep, anyway now your joy is only going to come once.
2 Peter 2:20 - For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
Verse 11 For Israel and for us the everlasting joy and gladness is going to come when Christ will be the ruler in the millennium
Verses 1 & 2 - Shake off from you - all that weakens you
>> If nothing is weakening you, it means you are being mightily used in the hands of God. If you are not able to receive the real strength of the Lord in all fullness means there are many things which weaken you.
>> As in this verse still you are a captive of many things
>> Leave aside
Heb 12:1 - let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Col 3:8-10 - But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him
Verses 11 & 12 It is to those who are called to glorify the name of the Lord those who are called to be and example to others and proclaim the gospel of God.
>> Come out form al that is unclean come out from all that weakens us
>> Be separated cleanse yourself (be more Holy)
Verse 7- Those who tell this good gospel to others should be examplery and show the good way to other so that they can follow
>> No that their legs are clean but their ways should be exemplary that others can follow.
Here we see a big message of separation
· 2 Cor 6:17 Come out from among them and be separate
· Rom 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
· 1 Cor 5:11 - But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortionernot even to eat with such a person.
· James 4:4 - Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (or even with a brother who is a friend of this world
· The reason is Heb 7:26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;
We all know that in Isaiah chapter 53 and Psalms 22 it has been explained much about the crucification of Jesus as a prophecy (hundreds of years back)
The Eunuch was reading Isaiah chapter 53:7,8 when Philip asked him Acts 8:32,33,
>> John has written in the gospel about Jesus and quoted the prophecy from this chapter in John 12:38 (read 35 43)
>> Again Paul has taken this verse and quoted in Rom 10:16
>> In this chapter from verse 1-9, it says about the sufferings Jesus had to bear, and then verse 10-12 says about the happiness and satisfaction Lord got as he obeyed the voice of father.
Jesus was obedient till death Philip 2:8,9 and Heb 5:8
Verse 1- Isaiah (as said in chapter 6) Lord says When you tell the prophecy (message received from God), they will not hear you
>> Just like that Here Isaiah is telling them about the crucification of their Savior by them, and no one is ready to believe thats why
with a question Who has believed our report to him whom the Hand of God is revealed.
>> Today also the message of cross is foolishness to those (so called children of God) they dont want to hear that that is not giving them any happiness.
1Cor 1:18 - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Verse 2- Here the tribe and family which Jesus came forth was
Judea a royal tribe tribe of King David but at the time of Jesus they were so dry and needy
Israel Nation was once always victors but now slave to many gentile nations including Egyptian, Persian and now Roman
Verses 3 & 4- He was the only way to salvation but always rejected and despised
>> People walking through that high which passes through Calvary and the people who gathered there to see the crucification only looked once because He was naked, helpless and smashed and His body was striped so badly like a horror image for you and me for our happiness.
>> We know all this and remember every Lord Supper but still we are selfish and continue in our old ways dont want to change to Holy and Blamless.
Verse 5- repeated in 1 Peter 2:24 - who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousnessby whose stripes you were healed.
Ps 103:3 - Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases
Verse 6- We were all lost so to save and redeem us Jesus paid the price
>> Luke 19:10 - for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
>> To redeem us
>> He was Holy but for our sins as a sheep to be slaughtered (verse 7)
>> Heb 7:26- For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens
Even today Satan is trying to scatter us and make us go in our own ways rather than obeying Lords counsel and following His footsteps
Verse 7- He was oppressed and afflicted not because of His sins
· In verses 4 & 5 we read it was our sorrows, our sins and our diseases
Verse 11- The price He paid was fruitful because thousands and thousands of people from all generation and nations are being saved through His name getting free from the clutches of devil and destruction.
So Jesus is satisfied.
The redemption of people
Verse 1- You were barren
2 Peter 1:8 - For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ψ Shout out to the Lord because now you have a Lord and Master who has responsibility over you
Verse 4- Lord says I will not leave you orphan, unto the end
You are no more a widow
Verse 5 You were like sheep scattered in the wilderness. But now you have a Lord.
>> The most happiest part is that Your maker (creator God) has become your husband. You (the church) are the bride of Jesus.
>> The Lord of Host is His name
Verse 6- Your old situation
This Salvation belongs to anyone who believes John 1:12
Rom 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Verse 1- Now this salvation is open to all
>> No need of your offerings or works but you receive this salvation free
Ψ But only to those who are thirsty
Ψ John 7:37,38 If any one thirst, let him come to me
>> No price you need to pay because Jesus paid the complete price on Calvary
Verse 2- Why do you try to do things which I have not asked you for.
>> Listen to me carefully and eat (spiritual food) what is good then your soul will be happy in abundance
Verse 6- Seek the Lord while He is near you, dont go far away from Him into the world
>> Call upon Him while He is near After He forsakes you then how much you call no use
Verse 7- Wicked man (human beings) forsake your thoughts and come to me.
Verses 8 & 9- Gods thoughts and mans ways are just the opposite.
Our ways are how other worldly people do how satan gives them wisdom the wisdom of this world
>> But Gods plans always just the opposite (just like light and darkness)
>> As the heaven is higher than the earth beyond our calculations and imaginations
Verses 10 & 11 - >> My word will not go void
>> My plan for you will not go void
Gods word and our obedience to that word together works out Gods plan
>> It will not return to me void either Lords grace if you obey or Lords judgment if you disobey
>> It will accomplish what I desire not what you desire
>> And will make you prosper (grow) in the thing which I have send you.
Verse 1- My salvation is about to come. My righteousness is about to be revealed
So be cautious, and to all who were waiting obediently your honour is about to be revealed to the whole world.
Rest of the chapter is for Israel and their good times to come.
Verses 1 & 2- The righteous man dies and the ungodly man also dies
Verse 8- All your secret sin and idolatry God sees
Verse 17- NOT OUR PLAN BUT GODS PLAN
Also read Ish 55:11
>> Gal 5:16 - Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (your plan and desires)
>> Philip 2:13 - for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
( Rom 9:16 - So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy )
>> Eph 1:9,11 - having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himsel according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will
>> Prov 19:21 - There are many plans in a mans heart, Nevertheless the LORDs counselthat will stand
Verse 19 & 21- According to the fruit of lips will God honour and heal
But to the wicked and crooked (in the sight of God) there is no peace.
Verse 1- Dont spare anyone, Shout out their wrong doings and sins, tell them where they went wrong.
>> Now a days (people only like praise) (never say anything which might hurt their feelings) (dont be too religious) (Lord is talking to every one)
Verses 2 - 4- You pray, go for all meetings, observe fasting
>> Still why is the Lord not giving me what I am asking Him
Still not much change continuing in our heriditerial character.
Verse 5- Is your prayer and fasting for a change, or just for show and some satisfaction.
Verse 6- But Lord is making it clear that it is to help you break free from every yoke (bondage) holding you back from being fully fruitful for the Lord.
Verse 13- On worship day (In OT only Sabbath, but in NT every day)
Honor God Not your own ways
Not your own pleasure
Not your own words
Verse 1- Lords hand is not shortened, or it is not because God cannot save
>> But because He does not want to save and when God does not move His hand it means there is a reason
>> That is what we should ask God
Verse 2- Because of our sins god does not want to hear
Verse 9- There No justice, No righteousness, No light
Verse 10- Like blind people, we dont know what we are doing, we are not going in the right path, but like a blind man going away from the right path.
Verse 12- Reason our sins and disobediences are multiplied
>> First it was little but when multiplied- its too big that we can never be reconciled
Eg : 8 * 64 * 4096 ..
Verse 13- Lying against God
Departing from God
Verse 17- So let your compromising life (not hot or cold end)
Be covered with zeal
Verse 18- According to their deeds God will repay
Verse 19- And they will fear the name of the Lord
Verse 21- Gods Promise My spirit which is upon you
My word which I have put in your mouth shall not or should not depart from you and your descendants
From this time for evemore
Believe in the Lord and His word His hand is not shortened
Verse 1- Through the children of God the light of God should shine out through the whole world.
>> Then for His children Jesus is going to come as the light of the world
>> also in Malachi 4:2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
>> When the light comes all darkness should leave our lives now, and when Jesus is going to come as light no darkness will be there in the world not even satan.
>> The glory of the Lord shall over shadow you
Verse 2- The world is full of darkness, when Christ shines over you
You are going to be the light of the world
>> His glory is going to be seen on you (as on the face of Moses) only if you spend a lot of God with Holy God
You are the light of the world
>> Math 5:14-16 - You are the light of the world...................Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand .......... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
>> Philip 2:15,16 - .....as children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world
likewise holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
The rest of the verses are for Israel only
Verses 15 Till now you were forsaken and hated
But now I will make you an eternal excellence and a joy to many generations
Verses 19 & 20- In the millennium and in heaven
No more mourning and pain
No more tension, agony and fear
Lord will be your light No more Sun going down means No more darkness
Verse 1- These verses was a prophecy till Luke 4:17 22
>> Jesus read that part, closed the book and gave it back, this prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus came to this world for preaching a Gospel a New Law salvation by believing and confessing Jesus.
>> 1 Peter 1:10-12 about our salvation the prophets many times prophesied eventhough they didnt know about it or they couldnt get it.
>> Even Paul says this is the calling upon me Acts 26:18,19
>> When the anointment of the Lord comes upon me you will be a new person 1 Sam 10:6 then how Paul or Peter or John changed you will also change and minister for the glory of the Lord according to His counsel.
Verse 2- The second coming of the Lord in this verse is not for Gospel but for vengeance against all the disobedient (among gentiles) and a comfort to Israel (when the whole world turns against them at the end of the 7 year tribulation.
Ψ Following verse the happiness of Israelites and the Faithful believers in the millennium
Verse 10- When our bridegroom comes to honor us thats when we will be rejoicing that Messiah has become our redeemer and our own.
Verse 11- Lord will show in front of all the world (all those who made fun of us)
When righteousness and honor of God will be upon us.
>> So paying a price to stand for God is not a waste.
>> If you are ashamed to stand for God then you will be ashamed on that day
But if you pay the price here you will be honored then
Rom 8:26 If we suffer with Jesus then we will be glorified with Jesus
(Its a mystery and very clear no change and no one can change this law of God)
Verse 1- This Jerusalem is isolate, but the new Jerusalem is more than the heavens.
>> Lord is preparing that mansion specially for His bride. For the last more than 2000 years Jesus is in its work so how great never has it come to he hearts of any man.
>> Lord at His word were all creation and living things created in a day
But for our eternal Mansion Royal House Lord is taking thousands of years now itself more than 2000 years.
>> For 1000 years rule also this Jerusalem is going to change a new earth after burning the old by fire
>> And for eternity The new Jerusalem Rev 21: ( 2-4) (18 23)
Verses 2-5- In New Jerusalem a new name a new address crown throne authority joy
no problems at all no tension fear darkness no satan.
Verse 2 - A new name
Rev 2 : 17 - He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.
>> They will be honored with white stone, the name on it is a mystery, Lord will change our name and destiny, a heavenly being.
Verse 4 You shall never ever be called FORSAKEN or DESOLATE
Hephzibah My delight is in her
Beulah Married (now own)
Verse 5 Lord will be happy because of us Lord is making us grow to that perfection
So that God should rejoice over you.
Ψ The rest of the verses are for Israel
Verse 1- Edom The location or direction from which Lord is going to come
Bozrah The finest garments (Royal)
>> Lord is going to appear in the best of His GLORY and STRENGTH - which the world has never seen.
>> He is the only RIGHTEOUS one and MIGHTY to SAVE
Verse 2- Why is your dress red and feet with blood (as a person who stamps and presses grapes in an ancient winepress, all grapes and juice splashed on his feet)
Verses 3 & 4- Answer I alone judged the disobedient in my anger and fury (after a great 2000+ years of grace) there is also a great tribulation period by the same Jesus.
>> We always take it for granted thinking that this Jesus is graceful and merciful always and we dont fear Him or completely obey His counsel, we give importance to many other more serious and important things in our life than Jesus.
>> Now as grace is shown outside Jesus says the day of vengeance is in my heart understand who God is and fear Him.
Verses 5 & 6- I gave the complete price for the redemption of people, so the judgment also I will do it alone.
Verses 8 & 9- Jesus says The children who dont lie who serve God with a real true heart without any selfishness (on thinking about their own matters)
>> Surely they are my people or children and I will be their Savior.
>> Jer 32:38,39 Those who fear me they are my people and I will be their God
>> Also in Ezekiel and Levi 26:11,12
>> 2 Cor 6:14-18 - you should have this separation because you are the temple of the living God.
>> God says I will dwell in them, walk with them, I will be their God, they shall be my people
14 SO - do not be yoked with un-believers we have our discipline or limitations
Righteousness (Lords ways of discipline) cannot be mixed with Lawlessness (world way of doing things)
God desires to dwell in us then only God will say (I will be their God and they will be my people).
Ψ Understand that believers and unbelievers are like light with darkness. Our relationship with them is not that - we become like them, but to make them like us. (As Paul said in Acts 26:29 to King Agrippa and all the royal audience Pauls only desire is that you all should be like me , except this chain)
Ψ Do not do what the unbelievers do because
>> 1 Cor 3:19 - For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He catches the wise in their own craftiness
>> 1 Cor 1:19,20 - For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise .
>> Ish 55:8,9 - For My thoughts are not your thoughts ..
15 BELIAL Hebrew meaning WORTHLESS
Also termed as Devil in Hebrew language (a synonym for Satan or Anti-Christ)
>> Lord once again asks us What part has a believer with an un-believer
Verses 17 & 18 Therefore Come out from among them and be SEPARATED say the Lord God Almighty (verse 18)
>> Let nothing unclean (in Lords eyes) be in you then I will receive them (otherwise not)
>> Rom 12:2 Not conformed to this world .. acceptable and perfect will of God about you which is your reasonable service.
>> John 15:18 - If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
>> James 4:4 Whoever wants to be a friend of the world
>> 1 John 2:15 - If anyone loves the world ..
>> Heb 7:26 - who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners
>> Eph 5:6-17
** Let no man deceive you with vain promises (which is not in the Bible)
** Dont have company with them
** Only do what is acceptable to God
** Have no part in the unfruitful works of darkness (all what is not fruitful to the kingdom of God is unfruitful work, dont waste your time or concentrate on that. (verse 11)
** All what you do which is not acceptable to God, He will bring it into light (public) and make you shameful
** Dont be fools, be wise Dont waste time redeem your time to be fruitful to your calling
>> Most important you must have separation from worldly believers 1 Cor 5:9-11
Dont even eat with such people (means no fellowship with them at all).
Verse 10- When you rebel (go your way) against the Holy spirit Then Lords fight is against you you are considered as a devil.
Verses 11 & 12- Dont forget the old
Ψ How God saved us and brought them out from all troubles
Ψ How God protected you as His flock
Ψ How He sealed you with the Holy Spirit that is why satan is afraid to touch you, you thought it was because of your worldly contacts.
Ψ God led them by the right hand of Moses (the anointed one to guide His people at that time)
Verse 12- The right hand of Moses became Gods glorious arm If he raises his hand with anger plagues.
If he raises for a need manna or quails or water
If he raises amidst impossible problems a way is made among the Red sea and in that same way their enemies are doomed.
>> Ish 59:1 - Lords hand is not shortened -
>> Ps 63:8 - My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
>> Ps 118:15 21 - The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
Verse 13- God led them(his children) through the desert as a horse in the wilderness
>> He gave them the strength of an Arabian horse that is the reason why they did not be tired and in full strength and stamina they could walk for 40 years continuously day and night
Verses 1 & 2- We really dont know who God is. When great God comes to earth, the mountains will shake and all His creation will boil and shiver, but only this foolish creation Mankind still doesnt take it serious that God is great.
>> We say we are so close to God but why are we not able to really fear Him and give Him all the reverence. If you fear Him, your works should prove that.
Verse 3- You did things which we didnt thought you would, and whenever you did, all the creation moved sideway for you.
>> In 1 Cor chapt 2 It is written Holy spirit reveals the deep things of God.
Verse 4- Only Almighty God Jehovah the whole world knows
that he is a God
- acts for the one who wait for Him
Verse 5- You help those who rejoice in you alone, and remember you always in their ways.
Verse 6- If you think that all what your doing is righteous, Lord says your good deeds are like filthy rags in the sight of God.
>> It is not that so called good works (what world terms as good) that God weighs, but the work (which is profitable for the Master) which God tells you to do each day.
>> Rom 3: 10 18 There is no not one who does righteousness or the will of God, all have turned away, no fear of God
Verse 8- But now O Lord, remember that you are our maker, we are just clay.
If we are becoming a different shape from what you want, just smash us (block all our ways) and lead us to a new shape, according to the image of Christ.
Verse 1- Jehovah say, when you dont want me, Among the people who dont know me, they will cry to me calling in my name and I will be available for them.
>> Here it is said about Jews and gentiles but
>> When we (believers) are not zealous about the matters of God and give more importance to this world, Lord will call and prepare very fast a group from gentiles who are ready to obey whatever the Lord says.
>> God is not the loser, He will never be, but we are the losers (utter failures) so let us give importance to the great calling that God has called us with.
Verse 2- When we walk in our own ways and our thoughts (what we plan in our heart) God calls us rebellious
>> Also mentioned many times in Jeremiah
Verse 6- When Israel went according to the system of this world like how other worldly people do God says I will not keep silent I will repay them.
Verses 8 & 9 I will
not destroy them all because they is a small elected and faithful group among
>> All (Israel-they all call them selves children of God) will not inherit my heavenly eternal promises only the elected will.
>> Many are not bothered about eternal promises or the destination, they are bothered about the freebies they get on the roadside in this long journey.
Eg : If we are going to see (or we got the whole Mysore palace in our name), but if we keep on stoping on road side and are more attracted to what we get on roadside and during the journey never can we reach or inherit the palace. The main road is banglore mysore, when they reach banglore wow its so wonderful and try to settle there how will they reach the palace.
Verses 13 & 14 The elected will be taken up into mid-skies, but the organization and so called Christians all who will be left behind will be crying and wailing whereas the elected will be rejoicing with their Savior.
Verse 15- The faithful and chosen will get a different name the bride of Christ
And the majority or others (here speaking only to Israel) so this two group is there among Israel Gods chosen people.
>> Those who dont get that special name will be killed
>> Look at that great day of judgment Math 25:31-34
Verse 17- The new sky and new earth is going to be made soon the old will never be remembered not a glimpse of it will be there.
>> As the Bible says this world is reversed to be destroyed by fire
Verses 20-25- These are the things which are going to happen in the Millennium (1000 year rule)
Domestic and wild animal will live together
>> There wont be any blessed or cursed people
>> There wont be young or old
So all these problems are created by satan and he is going to be bound soon
Verses 1 & 2- God will not dwell in any church building or any place (like kumbanad where majority are belivers)
>> But in all places(even where there are no children of God) God is there
>> Because he dwell in the heart of those who fear His Holy name who trembles at His Word.
Verses 8 - 24- It all speaks about the future hope of Zion and Israel