The Book of Isaiah chapters 1-22
Isaiah is called "The Book of Salvation." (Written to Judah and Jerusalem). The name Isaiah means "the salvation of the Lord" or "the Lord is salvation." Isaiah is the first book containing the writings of the prophets of the Bible. And the author, Isaiah, who is called the Prince of Prophets, shines above all the other writers and prophets of Scripture. His mastery of the language, his rich and vast vocabulary, and his poetic skill have earned him the title, "Shakespeare of the Bible." The date of this book is given as "in the days of Uzzaih, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah." In chapter 6:1, the prophecy there is given as "in the year that king Uzziah died." (around 649 B.C.). Isaiah disappears from view after delivering the great prophecy of the "Babylonian Servitude" (2 Kings 20:16-18, Isaiah 39:1-8). This was in the year 603 B.C., after Hezekiah's illness at the close of the siege on Jerusalem by Sennacherib in Hezekiah's fourteenth year. We have two fixed dates, and between them a period of forty-six years, during which, undoubtedly, "the Word of Yahveh came" through Isaiah, and "God spake" by him. Hezekiah lived for fifteen years after his illness, dying therefore in 588 B.C.
Manasseh, his son, born in the third of the fifteen added years, succeeded in the same year (588 B.C.). Soon after his accession the Manassean persecution began. (2 Kings 21, 2 Chronicles 33), "When Manasseh was around sixteen or seventeen years old." According to Jewish tradition, Isaiah perished in the Manassean persecution; when, it is said, he took refuge inside a hollow mulberry tree, which Manasseh ordered to be sawn through. (this may be referred to in Hebrews 11:37). The length of Isaiah's life was around 81-83 years. From that year (588 B.C.) onward till the thirteenth year of Josiah in 518 B.C., there were seventy years during which God did not speak "by the prophets."
Isa 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.The vision of Isaiah: This is the title of the whole book. He saw: In a vision. Yahveh was the speaker. Isaiah was the voice and pen of Yahveh's Word concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Isa 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.Listen and pay attention! This is what the Lord says: My children I raised and cared for have rebelled against Me.
Isa 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.i.e. Israel doesn't know who it's God is. (Deuteronomy 32:28-29, Jeremiah 4:22).
Isa 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.A sinful nation loaded down with guilt. Evil and corrupt children who have rejected the Lord, and turned their backs on Him. (Psalm 78:8, Jeremiah 7:26, 16:11-12, Matthew 23:33).
Isa 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.They continue to invite punishment with their sick hearts. (Jeremiah 5:31).
Isa 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.Spiritually wounded but just ignore it. (A sinful bunch of people).
Isa 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.Your country in ruins and foreigners plunder your fields destroying everything they see.
Isa 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.Cottage and lodge were small booths made to guard the fields from thieves. They were left to weather at the close of the harvest.
Isa 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.Sodom and Gomorrah were totally destroyed by fire and brimstone. Here there would be a small remnant left. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. (Romans 9:29). God spared that small remnant before, and He will do it again. (Isaiah 1:9, Jude 1:7).
Isa 1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.Speaking to the rulers who ruled as in Sodom. Also speaking to the people who acted as the people of Gomorrah. (Deuteronomy 32:32, Jeremiah 23:14).
Isa 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.People began to just pay for sacrifices and thought this would make them right with God. (It was no longer from the heart of true repentance). i.e. "God is sick of people playing church." It happens today. God is looking for true repentance. (Proverbs 15:8, Matthew 9:13).
Isa 1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?Going through a bunch of rituals just to put on a good show for the people. (Matthew 23:5). God is not looking for showmanship, He is looking for repentant hearts to walk humbly with Him. (Micah 6:8).
Isa 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.You bring Me meaningless gifts, and incense that stink. You come up with all kinds of meaningless celebrations and special feasts days. (1 Corinthians 11:17). "God is tired of your pious meetings." They worship God teaching traditions of men. (Matthew 15:9).
Isa 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.Tired of all your new moon celebrations. (Seems like there is a holiday every month in churches today).
Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.They lift and wave their hands in prayer, but their hearts are not in it. (Looks good though). It's not that God does not hear your prayers, but when they are not true and sincere, "He won't listen." (Isaiah 59:2-3, Jeremiah 7:8-10, Micah 3:11). "They are not pleasing God with their traditions of men."
Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;Repent and be free from sin. (Reform and get out of bondage). Work on your sin and give up your evil ways. (Ephesians 4:22-24, 1 Peter 2:1).
Isa 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.Learn to do good and help the innocent and oppressed. It takes time, practice, and patience to be true Christian.
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.Lets settle this together. With scripture and Gods help. (Acts 17:2).
Isa 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:Obey God and He will feed you. (Spiritually and physically). "Let it be Gods will in your life."
Isa 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.Don't listen to God and your in for the troubles of this world. The sword of the Lord "Gods Word," is like a double edge sword, and it cuts both ways.
Isa 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.Jerusalem was like a wife that was once faithful, not she has become a prostitute. "Now filled with murderers." (Acts 7:52).
Isa 1:22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:Your triple nine fine silver has become like slag. (Impure and polluted). Your doctrine has become watered down just like watered down wine. (No flavor or potency left). Why? To much traditions of men and not enough of Gods Word is being taught.
Isa 1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.Corruption among our leaders. All of them take bribes and payoffs from the wealthy. However, the lower class and poor people have no chance for a fair judgment. (They say you can't buy love, but you can sure buy a good judgment).
Isa 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:Payback is coming to those who deserve it. If you trust in God, He will take care of your enemies. (I have seen it happen many times in my life).
Isa 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:When God calls us and uses us in these flesh bodies we are still going to sin. But, He wants to work with us to remove our sin and impurities (slag), so that we become a better person all around.
Isa 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.God will make all things right again at the proper time. (When Christ returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords).
Isa 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.Those who repent will be revived by righteousness. "Those who return to Christ." But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: (1 Corinthians 1:30). God can redeem you no matter what you have done. Not man. "Only God has placed us in Christ." He made us pure and holy, and freed us from sin.
Isa 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.God is a consuming fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24). Not so good for sinners and those who desert the Lord. (Psalm 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, 2 Peter 3:7, Revelation 21:8).
Isa 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.The oaks: The trees resorted to for idolatrous worship. (The oak is supposed to represent strength and solidity).
Isa 1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.Like a dying tree. (Matthew 21:19).
Isa 1:31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.Remember that God is a consuming fire. For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29). God is a consuming fire that will warm the hearts of those who love Him, but will take vengeance on those who do not know Him and follow Satan. (II Thessalonians 1:8).
Isa 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.Note: Isaiah is the old testament book that has a clear picture of the coming Messiah and a peak into the future. The new testament quotes from Isaiah more than any other prophet.
Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.In the last days: The second coming of Christ. (Isaiah 11:10, 27:13, Psalm 22:27, Revelation 11:15). Returning to mount Zion (Zechariah 8:3). Hills: Mount Moriah.
Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.People from all nations will come. (Zechariah 8:20-23).
Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.The Lord will be the mediator between nations and settle any disputes. He will be the judge of all nations. (Psalm 82:8, 96:13).
Isa 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.Walk in the light of the Lord. (1 John 1:7, Revelation 21:23-24).
Isa 2:6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.Current judgment upon Israel at the time of the writing of Isaiah because they filled their land with practices from the east with sorcerers and alliances with pagans. (Psalm 106:35). Strangers: "Teachings of false gods and false ways."
Isa 2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:Plenty of gold and silver in the land to make them wealthy. However, the problem was that they put their trust in riches and not in God. (Something many people do today that are well to do). Riches can cause many problems. (James 5:1-3, Revelation 18:11-17).
Isa 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:The land is full of idols. People will worship just about anything. (Romans 1:21-23), Instead of worshipping the "Living God" they worship idols made to look like people and animals. (Revelation 9:20), Ones claiming to be servants of God. "Who are you praying to?
Isa 2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.They will be humbled at the right time. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind. (Colossians 2:18). Don't let man deceive you with a bunch of their vain ideas and traditions.
Isa 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.You better fear the Lord. Just try and hide, but if you do not humble yourself, the Lord will do it for you.
Isa 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.In that day: The Lords Day! Lofty: Human pride will be brought down (Job 40:10-12, Psalm 18:27, Luke 18:14). Haughtiness: Arrogance will be humbled. Both have to do with pride. "Pride is what got Satan in trouble." (He didn't want to serve God, he wanted to be God).
Isa 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:The day of the Lord: The first of twenty occurrences in scripture. Sixteen times in the old testament (Isaiah 13:6, 13:9, Ezekiel 13:5, Joel 1:15, 2:1, 2:11, 3:14, Amos 5:18, 5:20, Obadiah 15, Zephaniah 1:7, 1:14, Malachi 4:5, Ezekiel 30:3, Zechariah 14:1, 14:17). Four times in the new testament. (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:2, 2 Peter 3:10, Revelation 1:10).
Isa 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,Cedars of Lebanon: North of Israel in Palestine, "white mountain" (from it's snow), famous for it's cedar trees. (Symbolic of our people). Bashan: East of the Jordan and sea of Galilee with it's mighty oaks.
Isa 2:14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,All the mighty nations.
Isa 2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,In the last days make sure God is your wall of defense.
Isa 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.Ships of Tarshish: "Things of commerce." Tarshsih: Also a place on the Mediterranean Sea.
Isa 2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.The Lord alone: God does not need any help to fight His battles.
Isa 2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.Brought down to nothing.
Isa 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.The enemies of the Lord will crawl and hide into caves and rocks to hide. (Revelation 6:15). Sound familiar? (They found Saddam Hussein in a spider hole). God isn't finished with these terrorists, their all going down real soon.
Isa 2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;Hiding with their idols made of silver and gold. (Isaiah 46:6).
Isa 2:21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.They will try to escape and hide the terror of the Lord. (Revelation 6:12-17).
Isa 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?Breath here is: "n shamah" the "intellect" or reasoning. Those who teach out of their nostrils instead of their minds. Don't put your trust in mere humans. (Psalm 146:3, Jeremiah 17:5). "There nothing but a bunch of hot air." (Psalm 144:3-4). Put your trust in Jesus. (John 3:16-21).
Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, Lord of hosts: For emphasis. Looks like a famine coming. (More like a political ruin of Judah).
Isa 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The judges, prophets, prudent (fortune tellers), today we call them "palm readers and psychics," ancient (elders).
Isa 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. Army officers, high officials, skilled craftsmen, and astrologers.
Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. Boys will be their leaders and toddlers their rulers. (Look how the children are running their parents today, and the parents let it happen). "Oh, I'll just give my kid a time out or a redirection." Time to bring the old woodshed back into practice. "God is going to cut these child like rulers off."
Isa 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. People will harass each other, man against man, neighbor against neighbor. Young people with no respect towards their elders, people will despise the honorable. (All points to this world today).
Isa 3:6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: It will be so bad that if one has a coat, he will be elected as a leader. (i.e. those who are better off than others). Everyone wanting to pass the buck on someone else. "No one really wants to rule the correct way, with God as their guide."
Isa 3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. Those who may qualify to rule will not be interested. (Their tired of all the nonsense and child play with these leaders of today).
Isa 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. Off into the worldly things and refuse to obey the Lord.
Isa 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Their faces gives them away. "Can't hide your sins from God!" The sin of Sodom was that they had no shame, but were proud of their sin. (Jeremiah 3:3, 6:15). Throw it right in Gods face and the face of real Christians. (Proverbs 30:13). (i.e. those who force their perverted rights on everybody through the laws of man). "They just don't care about God and take Him out of everything." (Sings of your child like rulers).
Isa 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. However, the true and faithful Christian (the righteous, or Gods elect), (Malachi 3:18), will enjoy the rich reward they have earned. (Galatians 6:7-8). "These are the type of leaders we should be electing." Not a bunch of lying, name calling, hypocrites who prey on the minorities, weak minded, and poor to promote their worldly ways.
Isa 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. The wicked get what they deserve. (Psalm 28:4, Proverbs 1:31, Psalm 120:3-4). "You reap what you sow." These wicked kings and child like leaders will be taken care of in the end.
Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. You have childish leaders who rule over the people, and women rule over them. (You don't need to look to far to see that taking place). Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars. (Nahum 3:13). Your troops will be as weak and helpless as women. The gates of your land will be opened wide to the enemy and set on fire. (Jeremiah 51:30). "A bunch of sissy's." If your going to be a man, act like one. And ladies, quit trying to act like men. (It's not appealing). Everyone needs to know their place in the kingdom of God.
Isa 3:13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people. The Lord takes His place against the people in judgment.
Isa 3:14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. The elders and rulers have become rip-off artists against the poor. Corporate America is ripping off the public. Churches are begging for money all the time to benefit themselves. The hard working class of America is under bondage from the greedy rich and the poor who do not want to work for a living, always looking for a free ride. "God does not like it!"
Isa 3:15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts. You crush the people right in front of God and think nothing of it. (Never realizing that we are all God's children).
Isa 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: The women walking proud of their appearance with flirting eyes, and dainty steps, make tinkling sounds as they move nimbly.
Isa 3:17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts. Their pride and joy will be exposed.
Isa 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, Judgment day will take away everything that makes them beautiful. This word "tires" here is: Hebrew H7720 "saharon" meaning "round pendant for the neck, or type of headband."
Isa 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, Earrings, bracelets, and face veils.
Isa 3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, Scarves, ankle bracelets and charms. Tablets: Dwelling place of the soul.
Isa 3:21 The rings, and nose jewels, They pierce anything today.
Isa 3:22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, Party clothes, gowns, and purses.
Isa 3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. Fine linen undergarments and shawls.
Isa 3:24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. Instead of perfume, she will stink. A rope for a sash, and her elegant hair will fall out. She will wear burlap instead of a robe, and shame will replace her beauty.
Isa 3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. They will lose the war with the antichrist because of these acts, as well as false teachers who lead you away from the truth of Gods Word with traditions of men.
Isa 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground. Devastation will set in and the gates of Zion will weep and mourn. (Jeremiah 14:2).
Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. Most of the men are gone (killed off), and the women will fight to get married so they will not be mocked as old maids.
Isa 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.Who is the branch? The Messiah! (Zechariah 3:8, 6:12, Isaiah 11:1, Jeremiah 23:5). Jesus Christ shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. (Jeremiah 33:15). Them that escaped: A remnant of the people of Israel. (Isaiah 10:20-22, 37:31-32).
Isa 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:The holy ones: This word holy used here is Hebrew H6918 "qadosh qadosh" meaning "the saints" or God's elect. Those written in the book of the living. (Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 13:8). The word "saints" here are the common people like you and me, who have been made holy through Jesus Christ. "Those called by Him." Not one who has been titled a saint by man.
Isa 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.Cleansed by the coming judgment "as by fire." (Isaiah 26:20-21, Ezekiel 24:7-14), and cleansed by the blood of Christ. (John 16:8-11).
Isa 4:5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.The Lord protects mount Zion (every dwelling place), and all who are gathered there. (Isaiah 32:18, Psalm 89:7, 111:1, Matthew 18:20, 28:20). "He will protect day and night."
Isa 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.Tabernacle here is "pavilion." As a covering of protection. (Psalm 27:5, 91:1, Revelation 7:16).
Isa 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:This song sets forth the doom of the vineyard. The parable (Luke 20:9-16), the doom of the husbandmen. (Matthew 21:33, Mark 12:1, John 15:1).
Isa 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.Israel as this vine: (Isaiah 27:2-6, Jeremiah 2:21, 12:10, Psalm 80:8, Hosea 14:6-7). God gave Israel everything to become as sweet as grapes, but they became bitter. (Hosea 10:1). Lets take this word "grapes" back to the Hebrew, H891 "bushiym" meaning "poison berries."
Isa 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.You people judge between Me and My vineyard. (Can't get it right). Everything done for them to do right, but they keep doing things wrong.
Isa 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?I expected loyalty and I get rebellion. (Matthew 23:37).
Isa 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:God will tear down this vineyard and let it be trampled. (Isaiah 10:6, 28:18, Luke 21:24, Revelation 11:12).
Isa 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.It will be made a wild and useless place. (Isaiah 7:23-25, 32:13-14, Amos 4:7, Hebrews 6:6-8, Revelation 11:6).
Isa 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.Israel is the vineyard of the Lord. Judah as a pleasant garden. (Psalm 80:8-11, 80:15). God expected a crop of justice, but instead He found oppression. (Isaiah 1:6). God expected righteousness, but instead He heard cries of violence. (Proverbs 21:13, James 5:4).
Isa 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!There is going to be only sorrow for those who buy up house after house and all the land. (Micah 2:2, Matthew 23:14). Look at all the greedy land grubbers we have today. "You want to own it all, your going to lose it all."
Isa 5:9 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.Empty homes and buildings, even beautiful mansions. (Amos 5:11, 6:11, Matthew 23:28).
Isa 5:10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.Judgment to the land barons. A famine is coming. (Joel 1:17, Haggai 1:9-11).
Isa 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!Start drinking in the morning and drunk in the afternoon till their stumbling drunk by evening. (Isaiah 28:7-8, Proverbs 20:1). They have no sense of what is going on, especially when it comes to God's Word.
Isa 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.Drinking and music at their parties, but they never think about the Lord, or notice what He is doing. (Hosea 4:10-11).
Isa 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.No time for God. They do not know God because their to busy with everything else. (Hosea 4:6). Their thirst is for the truth in God's Word.
Isa 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.The grave is just licking it's lips. Opened up for you to stumble into it. Beware of the second death. (Revelation 20:13-15).
Isa 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:Humanity will be destroyed and brought down (Revelation 6:15-16), even the arrogant will be humiliated. (1 Peter 5:5).
Isa 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.Judgment and justice is coming. Ignorant and foolish people will be put to silence. (1 Peter 2:15).
Isa 5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.The sheep will graze among the ruins of their grand mansions.
Isa 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:What sorrows for those who drag sin by the cartload behind them. (Those who are bound to sin and never repent).
Isa 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!They even mock God telling Him to hurry things up. "Show us what your God has." Scoffers walking in their own lust. (2 Peter 3:3-4).
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!They say that evil is good and good is evil. Everyone wants to justify their wrong doings. (Proverbs 17:15). It's going on today my friend, it appears that the whole world has got it backwards. Even the priests, pastors, and teachers of the Word leave you in the dark (in bondage), instead of bringing you to the light (that sets you free). (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 2 Peter 2:1, 2:18-19).
Isa 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!They think they are so wise and cleaver. (Proverbs 26:12, 26:16). (Have an answer for everything). They are just fools in the eyes of the Lord. (Romans 1:22, 12:16, 1 Corinthians 3:18-20). No priest, pastor, or teacher knows everything. "We are all students and always learning."
Isa 5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:Party on... "Lets see how much we can drink today." Pretty tough and brave when they are drunk, but when they are sober, they are wimps.
Isa 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!They will promise you anything when they are drunk. "And if you have the money, you can buy your way out of anything in today's world."
Isa 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.No respect for the Word of God. They reject God's law for the laws of man, and despise the Word of the Lord. (Luke 10:16, 1 Timothy 4:8).
Isa 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.The Lord is not happy with the people and their ways. (Those who are against His ways and His Word). Judgment is coming. "To those of the six woes."
Isa 5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:The nations God will raise up for judgment against Israel. (All of Israel). "Yes, that includes us."
Isa 5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:This is not just some ordinary army, but a "mighty army." (We are talking of the locust army of the end times). Lets go to the book of Joel for some insight. Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand. (Joel 2:1). Sound the alarm in Jerusalem and raise the battle cry on Mount Zion (God's holy mountain). (Zachariah 8:3), The day of the Lord has come. (James 5:8).
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. (Joel 2:2). Just like a cloud of locust a great mighty army appears. Nothing like it has been seen before or will ever be seen again. (The great northern army), of the end times in the day of the Lord. (Isaiah 5:30, 8:22).
A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. (Joel 2:3). Stripping the land as they move ahead. Nothing but desolation is behind them. (Zachariah 7:14).
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. (Joel 2:4). They have the appearance of horses and charge forward like warhorses. The locust army of (Revelation 9:7-9), the Arbeh, (the swarmers).
Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. (Joel 2:5). They make the noise like the rumbling of chariots and fire sweeping across a field of stubble. (Revelation 9:9).
Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. (Joel 2:6). Fear grips the people.
They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks. (Joel 2:7). They march like warriors and scale the walls like soldiers. (Proverbs 30:27, Jeremiah 5:10).
Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. (Joel 2:8). They never even break rank and they break through defenses without missing a step.
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. (Joel 2:9). They swarm the city and run along it's walls. They enter the houses like thieves through the window.
The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. (Joel 2:10). The end time coming day of the Lord. (Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24-25), These stars that fall from heaven will be Satan and his band of fallen angels when they are cast out by Michael the arch angel. Literally the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Ephesians 6:12).
And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? (Joel 2:11). The Lord is head of the army and they follow His orders. The day of the Lord is an awesome and who will survive. (Revelation 6:17), God is not after you, only the evil people. We as Christians look forward to the "Day of The Lord."
Isa 5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:They have the artillery and are ready for battle. (Arrows of deception).
Isa 5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.They are like the strongest of lions that pounce on their victims and carry them off. (Revelation 9:8).
Isa 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.They will roar over their victims in victory, and their will be darkness and distress across the land. (Isaiah 8:22, 13:10, Amos 8:9, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12).
Isa 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.King Uzziah: Around 759 B.C. (2 Chronicles 26:22-23). No king here, but the true King. It was the Lord sitting on the throne that Isaiah had seen. (John 12:41, Revelation 4:2).
Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.Seraphims: Burning ones. (Celestial beings, named but unexplained. (Psalms 104:4).
Isa 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.Holy, holy, holy: For intense and solemn emphasis. The threefold blessing of (Revelation 4:8-9), "Lord God almighty," "Which was and is," "Is to come," and (Revelation 15:3-4), "Lord God almighty," Just and true," Thou King of Saints." A threefold unity as the "Trinity" being three persons (three offices or titles), in one God. The whole earth will be filled with His glory in the end times. (Zechariah 14:9), "One Lord and One Name."
Isa 6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.The building was filled with the glory of the Lord. (Revelation 15:8).
Isa 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.The essence of true conviction. What have I become? Isaiah realized that he was unworthy and unclean before the Lord.
Isa 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:From off the alter: Referring to the "alter of incense," used for during prayer. The burning incense (represents prayers of the people), rising before the throne of God as a sweet savor. (Revelation 8:3-5).
Isa 6:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.Atonement was made. (Isaiah's guilt was removed). "It is Jesus Christ that removes our guilt." (Hebrews 9:13-14). "It is Jesus Christ that cleanses us from all sin." (1 John 1:7). "The Holy Spirit when He touches you brings you to light out of darkness."
Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.When the Lord calls, "listen." This was not Isaiah's original commission to prophecy, but his special commission for this great dispensational prophecy. Us used here is referring to the Trinity, "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit." (John 12:41, Acts 28:25).
Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.Declare to the people, "listen," but do not understand. "Watch," but learn nothing. (Matthew 13:14). "No eyes to see or ears to hear."
Isa 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.Harden the hearts of these people. Shut their eyes so they will not see, and close their ears so they do not hear. They will not understand with their hearts. (Matthew 13:15, John 12:40, Acts 28:26-27). It's called the spirit of slumber. (Romans 11:8). How many people do you know that just don't get it?
Isa 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,How long? Lets go to the book of Romans and see what Paul has to say. For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (Romans 11:25). Paul is explaining here that they (the Gentiles), should not feel to proud about themselves because Israel has hardened their hearts towards God, because this will only last until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ. When will this happen? In the end times. (Luke 21:24, Isaiah 59:20, Revelation 7:9). Now lets turn to the book of Acts to reveal the mystery that Paul was talking about. After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up. (Acts 15:16) I will renew the broken contract with David. (Amos 9:11), That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. (Acts 15:17) So that the gentiles (whom so-ever will), also find the Lord. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. (Acts 15:18) The Lord revealing His plan right from the beginning. So, what does all this mean? Basically, God has a number of the Gentiles in mind who will be saved. When that number is reached, God will once again turn His attention to the nation of Israel and remove the blinders from their eyes.
Isa 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.People will forsake the real Messiah because they have been deceived.
Isa 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.Even though Israel would almost be totally wiped out, there will be a remnant to bring the nation back again. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (Romans 11:5). The same goes for today, there is a remnant (those who have remained faithful because of God's grace), His election. Those of substance: "matstsebeth" meaning "something stationary, a monumental stone." (Those with the solid truth). Are you one of His elect? Are you remaining faithful to God's truth and not bowing to false teachings and traditions of men?
Isa 7:1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.In the days of Ahaz: See prophecy in (2 Kings 15:37, 16:5). Rezin went up against Jerusalem but could not take them.
Isa 7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.Southern kingdom of Judah were descendants of King David. Ephraim: Another name for Israel, allied with Syria to come against Judah. (a civil war if you will).
Isa 7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;They were to meet at the main water supply. Shear-jashub = the remnant shall return.
Isa 7:4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.Firebrand: Like a smoldering (burnt out), stick. Tell him not to worry. Don't be weak and afraid.
Isa 7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,Plotting against him.
Isa 7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:They wanted to overthrow Ahaz and put their own king in place. Own king: "Type of antichrist of the end time."
Isa 7:7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.Not going to happen. When the Lord says it, it will come to pass.
Isa 7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people."Though the head of Syria be Damascus; and the head of Damascus Retzin; and the head of Ephraim be Samaria; and the head of Samaria Remaliah's son; yet within threescore and five years Ephraim shall be broken, that he be no more a people." This renders the passage perfectly clear; and the prophecy received its full accomplishment when Esarhaddon carried away the remains of the ten tribes. (The same ten lost tribes that traveled to Europe and America).
Isa 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.You need to have the faith, and believe or you will not be established. "You either believe or you don't." (Hebrews 11:6, 1 John 5:10).
Isa 7:10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
Isa 7:11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.When God gives you a chance to see a sign, you better take it, or it may never happen again. However, never ask God for a sign.
Isa 7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.But, Ahaz refused and said that he would not test the Lord. (God didn't want Ahaz to have any more excuses for trusting in Him).
Isa 7:13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?Don't test the patience of God.
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."God with us." Future prophecy of the Messiah.
Isa 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.At the age of accountability.
Isa 7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.Both kings will be gone.
Isa 7:17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.Will be brought down. Fulfilled in (2 Kings 16:7, 2 Chronicles 28:19-20).
Isa 7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.Swarm like flies. (The end time locust army).
Isa 7:19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.They will settle in the desolate valleys, caves, and thorny places. Sound familiar?
Isa 7:20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.It will be so bad that they will lose everything.
Isa 7:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;Barely getting buy. Not rich with material thing, but God is with him.
Isa 7:22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.God takes care of the remnant. (When you have God in your life, He will see to it that you get by with what you have).
Isa 7:23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns. Lush vineyards will be patches of briers and thorns.In that day, few people will be left in the land. But, if God is with you, there is no need to worry. No God in your life and you will have nothing.
Isa 7:24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.The land will be overrun by wildlife. (In the end times you will be stripped through politics and taxation).
Isa 7:25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.The fertile hillsides will be just graze land for the sheep and cattle.
Isa 8:1 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.This name is Hebrew H4122 meaning "making speed to the spoil," "swift to the prey," the symbolic name of the son of Isaiah.
Isa 8:2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.Witnesses to what Isaiah had done.
Isa 8:3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.Call his name: (Isaiah 7:13-14, 8:1).
Isa 8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.The interval was twenty-one months from the prophecy, twelve from the birth. Shall be taken: So it was in the third year of Ahaz, Damascus was sacked and Rezin was slain.
Isa 8:5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,The Lord spoke again.
Isa 8:6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;Shiloah: The waters beneath Zion running from Gihon to Siloam. (See appendix 68. II). Rejoice in Rezin: Refers to the trust in the King of Syria instead of in "Yahveh" (Isaiah 7:9). They despised God's covenant with Zion (symbolic by its secret stream), and preferred the help of the heathen; therefore the Assyrian floods should overwhelm them.
Isa 8:7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:Ahaz being compared to a gentle stream, but the king of Assyria will be like a flooding river.
Isa 8:8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.His wings: Referring to the wings of his army (sweeping through the land). Immanuel = "God with us." The prophecy in (Isaiah 7:14), who would be the sign of God's deliverance of the people. (Isaiah 43:2).
Isa 8:9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.Get ready for battle, but you will be crushed. The enemy will be crushed, but the righteous shall be saved. (Zechariah 14:1-3, Revelation 20:8-9), part of the end time prophecy.
Isa 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.To all the enemies of Judah, plan what you will and do what you want, but you will not wipe out Jerusalem. Emmanuel, "God is with us." (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Matthew 1:23, Romans 8:31). "Make sure you have God on your side."
Isa 8:11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,Don't follow the crowd, follow God.
Isa 8:12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.Don't call everything a conspiracy, as they do. Don't live in fear like they do. (1 Peter 3:14-15), Even if you suffer for doing His will, God will reward you for it. Don't be afraid of the threats of others or the ways of the world.
Isa 8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.Make God number one in your life. "He is the one you should fear, not man." And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28). Only God can destroy your soul. Your soul is yourself. The spirit is the intellect of the soul. (Destroy #622 in the Strong's is to perish). God can blot you out as though you never existed, just as Satan is sentenced to perish. Once the anointed cherub that guarded the mercy seat of God will perish forever. (Ezekiel 28:14-19).
Isa 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.God will keep you safe if you are a believer, but if you reject Him, He will become a stumbling block. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (1 Peter 2:8). When people play church and follow traditions of men they will not understand the truth of God's Word. Christ can become a stumbling block to them. How can Christ become a stumbling block? Remember that the antichrist comes first and will deceive many into believing he is the real Christ. He will be the stumbling block to those who follow him. God will also let you be deceived and believe a lie if you do not follow the truth of the Word. (2 Thessalonians 2:5-11).
Isa 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.Many will stumble and fall (especially in the end times). They will be broken and put into bondage. How? Look at how many churches and religious organizations today that have so many rules, regulations, and traditions of men to follow. (Just like cults). "You are not meant to live in bondage." And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32). The truth in the Word will always set you free. Free from what? Free from the old law, traditions of men, false teachings, and ways of the world. Most important, "Free from being a slave to Satan."
Isa 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.Preserve the teachings of God! Entrusted to the disciples "the instructed ones."
Isa 8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.Always wait on the Lord and put your trust in Him. (Hebrews 2:13).
Isa 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.A living testimony to the nation Israel. A sign for what is to come. (Zechariah 3:8, 8:3, Luke 2:34, Hebrews 12:22).
Isa 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?Listening to mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. "Just turn on a talk show." (The practice of the Babylonians and Egyptians). "Get your answers from God." Not evil spirits and murmurs.
Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.Those against God are completely in the dark. "Their easy to spot." (Matthew 22:29, Mark 7:7-9, Romans 1:22, 2 Peter 1:9).
Isa 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward."Those who do not live in the light of God's Word." They wonder where they went wrong. (Proverbs 19:3).
Isa 8:22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.No matter where they look there will be trouble and anguish. "They will be driven to darkness." (Proverbs 14:32, Jeremiah 23:12, Matthew 22:13). i.e. don't live in the darkness, it can be very depressing. "Look to and live in the Light." Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12). Jesus speaking to the people. "I AM the light of the world. If you follow Me, you will not walk in darkness, because you will have the "Light" that leads to eternal life." We know that Christ is that "Light" just as He said, and we are to be a "light" to the world for others to see as examples of true Christianity. (Isaiah 60:1-3, Acts 13:47). Notice that Jesus uses the Greek equivalent of God's name, "I AM." (Yahveh). This is what God told Moses at the burning bush when Moses asked God's name. (Exodus 3:13-14), "I AM WHO I AM."
Isa 9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.Verses 1-7 here relate to the Messiah, referring back to (Isaiah 8:8-10), and carries (Isaiah 7:14), on to its future fulfillment. This land was the first to be afflicted by the armies of Assyria (2 Kings 15:29), and was the first to see the promised light in the person of the Messiah.
Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.The people walking in darkness will see the light. Speaking of the Messiah that would bring glory to the land of the north. (Matthew 4:13-16). Those who dwell in the "land of the shadow of death." (Luke 1:78-79). Jesus would say; "I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12). We don't need to walk in darkness in this world today. A a true Christian, we were in darkness, but now should walk in the light, "as children of the light." (Ephesians 5:8).
Isa 9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.Enlarge the nation (Zechariah 2:11), and the people will rejoice when the Messiah comes.
Isa 9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.We will have the victory in the end time just as in the day of Midian. (Judges 7:22-25), where God caused Midianites to fight against themselves. We may be becoming outnumbered, but God is on our side and we will have the victory.
Isa 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.Remember, God is a consuming fire! (Isaiah 4:4, Psalm 46:9, Hebrews 12:29).
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.A child is born: (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:35, 2:11). A Son is given: John 3:16-17). It will be His government: (Isaiah 22:22, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Zechariah 6:12-13, 9:9-10, Matthew 28:18, Revelation 19:16). He will be called wonderful: (Isaiah 9:6). He will be our Counselor: (Isaiah 28:29, Zachariah 6:13, Luke 21:15, 1 Corinthians 1:30). He is a mighty God: (Psalm 45:3, Jeremiah 23:5-6). He is an everlasting (eternal) Father (Proverbs 8:23), who destroyed death (Hebrews 2:13-14). He is our "Prince of Peace." (John 14:27, Acts 10:36, Romans 5:1, Hebrews 13:20).
Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.There will be no end to His Kingdom. "He will rule with total fairness and justice."
Isa 9:8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.Sent a word into Jacob (natural seed), and it had fallen upon Israel (spiritual).
Isa 9:9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,All the people will know. Not just those with pride and arrogance.
Isa 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.Instead of turning from sin, they just rebuild bigger and better. God will tear it down. (Malachi 1:4).
Isa 9:11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;God will bring its enemies against Israel. (The Assyrian is coming).
Isa 9:12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.Surrounded from the east and the west. "God is still angry."
Isa 9:13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.The people will never learn and still will not repent. "Just keep taking God out of everything in this nation and see what will be in store for us." It won't be good.
Isa 9:14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.The so called wise men and the false prophets will be cut off. From the highest (leaders) to the lowest people (those who follow).
Isa 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.The so called wise men are the "head." The lying prophets are the "tail." (They just teach lies and deception).
Isa 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.The high leaders mislead the people and the people follow them to the road to destruction. (Matthew 15:14, 23:16-36).
Isa 9:17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.The men, women, children alike. "All the hypocrites." All those who speak foolishness and follow traditions of men rather than the Word of God. (God is still not happy with the people). "Make sure God is happy with what you are learning and teaching."
Isa 9:18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.The wicked will be burned like stubble. (Malachi 4:1, Matthew 13:49-50, Revelation 14:11).
Isa 9:19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.The wicked will be fuel for the fire.
Isa 9:20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:They will eat and not be satisfied. Reference to (Leviticus 26:26).
Isa 9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.Manasseh and Ephraim will consume each other and both will devour Judah. Many will betray, offend, and hate each other. (Matthew 24:10).
Isa 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;The corrupt judges who issue unfair laws. This applies to the leaders of Isaiah's time as well as our judges and leaders (teachers and preachers of today).
Isa 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!They prey on the poor and take advantage of them. (Judgment begins at the pulpit).
Isa 10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?No honor among them (can be bought off for a few bucks), disaster awaits them and no one will help. "Your treasures will not be safe any longer." (Proverbs 11:4, Zephaniah 1:18).
Isa 10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.The prisoners will be enough to make you bow down, and the mortally wounded will be enough to make you fall.
Isa 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.God will use the pagan nation of Assyria as His rod of anger.
Isa 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.God will use them against the godless nation and they will plunder and trample them like dirt beneath its feet. (Micah 7:10, Zechariah 10:5).
Isa 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.The Assyrian will be blind to the truth that God is using them to bring judgment against the wicked. (God is allowing him).
Isa 10:8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?A huge empire of many kings.
Isa 10:9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?Those already conquered by the Assyrian. (Taking them one by one, everything in it's path).
Isa 10:10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;The Assyrian finished off many kingdoms greater than Jerusalem and Samaria.
Isa 10:11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?The Assyrians get a little porky here thinking they can come against Jerusalem on their own. They believe that the God of Jerusalem is just another inferior god like many of the other nations worshipped. "They didn't realize that the God of Jerusalem was in total control."
Isa 10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.Here's the kicker. After God uses the Assyrian for His wiping stick against Jerusalem (God knows when they have had enough), He will turn against the king of Assyria and punish him for his pride and arrogance. (God in total control).
Isa 10:13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:Thinking they have done all this on their own.
Isa 10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.Thinking that they are "all that." Just as the Assyrian of the end times, "Satan," as he claims to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
Isa 10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.Taking credit for something they did not do. "Puffed up pride." How easy it is for taking credit for something that God has done. (The Assyrian is going to get an attitude adjustment for what they are thinking in their heart).
Isa 10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.He will trim down the fat ones (the prosperous), and a flaming fire will consume their glory.
Isa 10:17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;God is the fire and light of Israel! "In one day He would defeat the Assyrian." And so it was (Isaiah 37:36, 2 Kings 19:35). Also, in the "Lord's day" at the return of Christ.
Isa 10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.Consumed and wasted away like sick people in a plague. (Jeremiah 21:14).
Isa 10:19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.So few leaders left that a child could count them.
Isa 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.Israel will no longer depend on allies who seek to destroy them. (They will trust in the Lord)! In that day: God judges the Assyrian. But, this also passes on to the final fulfillment "in the day of the Lord." This takes place in the end times when Christ returns to punish the wicked and set up His eternal Kingdom. The second advent: (Zechariah 9:10).
Isa 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.The remnant shall return: The meaning of "Shear-jashub" written in (Isaiah 7:3). So they did. (2 Chronicles 30:1-13).
Isa 10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.A remnant: Quoted in (Romans 9:27). Destruction of the Assyrian as well as the Anti-Christ in the end times. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (Revelation 20:8). Satan will go out to deceive the nations of the world once again, gathered from the east to the west and the four corners of the earth. (This is at the end of the millennium). The Lords sentence will be quick and final. (Romans 9:28).
Isa 10:23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.The Lord has already decided to destroy the entire land. God does as He wills for the better of us all. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (Daniel 4:35). All the people on earth are nothing compared to Him. He does what He thinks is best to further His army in Heaven as well as those on earth. No one can stop or challenge Him. "Looking towards the Lords Day."
Isa 10:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.Don't fear the Assyrian, don't fear Satan. "God is bigger." Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4). We have the victory because God is greater than the world, Satan, or any evil teachers in this wicked world. (Put your trust and faith in God, not this man or any other man).
Isa 10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.God isn't after you, he is after the wicked. (Psalm 37:10), soon the wicked will be gone.
Isa 10:26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.Like Midian, (Judges 7:25). God will take care of the enemy and reward the good people. (2 Kings 19:34-35, Revelation 11:18, 19:15).
Isa 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.The Lord will break the yoke of the Assyrian. (Nahum 1:9-13). He will break the yoke of the anti-Christ. Referring to the Messiah. "The Anointed One" (Psalm 2:1-7, 45:7, 105:15, Luke 4:18). We have the "Holy Spirit" to break the yoke in our lives. (1 John 2:20, 2:27, Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:13).
Isa 10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:He is come: This is a prophetical description of the march of Sennacherib's army approaching Jerusalem in order to invest it, and of the terror and confusion spreading and increasing through the several places as he advanced; expressed with great brevity, but finely diversified. Aiath, or Ai, was situated a little east of Bethel about twelve miles north of Jerusalem; Michmash about three miles nearer, where there was a narrow pass between two sharp hills; Geba and Ramah about three miles more to the south; Gibeah a mile and a half more southward; Anathoth within three miles of Jerusalem; to the westward of which, towards Lydda, was Nob, from which place Sennacherib might have a prospect of Zion, and near which, it would appear, his army was destroyed. (Joshua 7:2, Nehemiah 11:31, 1 Samuel 14:2, 13:2, 13:5, 14:5, 14:31).
Isa 10:29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.They all cleared out.
Isa 10:30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
Isa 10:31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.Again, clearing out.
Isa 10:32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.Nob: A city of the priests, in the sight of Jerusalem, from whence Sennacherib shook his hand against the city. Nob is only a half days journey from Jerusalem.
Isa 10:33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.The Lord will chop down the mighty tree of the Assyria. He will cut down the high ones, and the proud will be humbled. (Job 40:11-12, Luke 14:11).
Isa 10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.These are Sennacherib's own figures of himself. (2 Kings 19:23, Ezekiel 31:3-8). The mighty one is "God."
Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:And there shall: The prophet having described the destruction of the Assyrian army under that of a mighty forest, here takes occasion to represent the Great Person, who makes the subject of this chapter, as a slender twig, shooting out of the trunk of an old tree; which tender twig, though weak in appearance, should become fruitful and prosper. (Isaiah 53:2, Zechariah 6:12, Revelation 5:5). Speaking of Jesus Christ here. Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Revelation 22:16). Mentioned to the churches all these things. Make sure you accept the right morning star (Christ). Remember that Satan was also called "The morning star" and he returns first pretending to be Christ to deceive even the elect if possible.
Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;Seven Spirits brought forth. (Seven meaning spiritual completeness). A prophecy that is appropriated by Christ. (Luke 4:16-21). "His relationship to the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 3:16). God anointed Him and was with Him. (Acts 10:38).
Isa 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:Fear of the Lord: This word "fear" is to "revere" (to honor, admire profoundly and respectfully). He will delight in obeying the Lord and won't judge after the flesh, but by righteous judgment. (John 7:24, John 8:15-16). No need to fear the Lord if you are a true Christian. He loves you, "you are one of His children."
Isa 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.Jesus will be on the side of the poor and meek. The poor: Hebrew H1800 "dal" the weak or needy. The meek: Hebrew H6035 "anav anayn" from H6031 the depressed in mind, the gentle, needy, the humble. However, when He returns He will punish the wicked. (Psalm 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, Revelation 2:16, 19:15). He is not after you my friend. If you are a true Christian and don't get caught up in the ways of the world and all it's riches, He will be on your side. (It is better to be "spiritual wealthy" rather than "worldly wealthy").
Isa 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.God is "always faithful," not man. Clothed in the Gospel Armor. (Isaiah 59:17, Psalm 93:1, 2 Corinthians 6:7, Ephesians 6:14, Revelation 1:13). We need to arm ourselves the same way as Christ. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. (1 Peter 4:1). Arm yourself with the gospel armor (the Word of God), for Christ is that Word. This will make it easier to fight off temptation. When you suffer for Christ, even when mess up at times, your sins are forgiven upon repentance.
Isa 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.All will be calm between man and beast. (Isaiah 65:25, Ezekiel 34:25, Hosea 2:18, Romans 8:19-23). All creation is waiting for that day when God will reveal who His children really are.
Isa 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.No more carnivores. Every person and every animal will be in spirit bodies now.
Isa 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.No harm even to the little child who plays with a snake. The serpent (symbolic of Satan), will no longer be there.
Isa 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.The whole world will come to know the Lord. (Psalm 72:19, Habakkuk 2:14, Zechariah 14:9, Jeremiah 31:33-34). "No more need for confusing preachers." We will be in spirit bodies at this time. (1 Corinthians 15:35-44).
Isa 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.That day: In the day of the Lord, there will be a banner of salvation to all the world. "Christ is our banner of salvation."
Isa 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.We are living in the end times my friend. The Lord will reach out His hand to bring back the remnant of His people. (From the four corners of the world). It has been going on since the year 1948, when Israel was declared a nation again.
Isa 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.All Israel is being gathered from the ends of the earth. All the twelve tribes scattered abroad. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. (James 1:1). To all the children scattered abroad. (John 7:35, I Peter 1:1, Acts 2:5). "Jews and Gentiles alike."
Isa 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.No more war and division among the nations. (Jeremiah 3:18, Hosea 1:10-11). Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. (Hosea 1:10). Israel's people will become like the sands of the sea, to many to count. (Genesis 32:12, Romans 9:27-28, Hebrews 11:12). This is end time prophecy. "They will become children of the living God." (Romans 9:25-26, II Corinthians 6:18). Those ten lost tribes that went north over the Caucus mountains and settled in Europe and the Americas. Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel. (Hosea 1:11). The people of Judah and Israel will unite together. They will choose one leader for themselves, and they will return from exile together. "Referring to the future conversion and restoration of the Jews and Israelites, under one head, Jesus Christ; so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd. (Ezekiel 34:23-24).
Isa 11:14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.They will occupy the lands of the east and west. (Christ leading).
Isa 11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.The Lord will make a path through the gulf of the Red Sea, and the Euphrates will dry up into small streams. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. (Revelation 16:12). This is when the sixth seal, sixth trump, and sixth vial announce the appearance of antichrist. (666), the beast and his mark. Early manuscripts read "those of the rising sun" rather than "kings of the east." The river "Euphrates" has always been a boundary between Israel and Babylon both physical and symbolic. Between truth and confusion, between God and Satan's camp. This boundary will be removed.
Isa 11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.It will be like a highway for the remnant of His people. People from Assyria will make their way to Israel, just as Israel crossed the red sea.
Now we come to a song of praise following the events of a duel prophecy in chapter 10 and 11. The prophecy of the invasion of Judah by Assyria, and a prophecy of a future invasion of Israel by the Antichrist. Both prophecy's talk about the destruction of the enemy and deliverance of God's people. The song below will be sung by "all Israel" (Jews and gentiles alike), when Jesus returns at the second advent to rescue His people from the deception of the Antichrist. (Keep in mind that the Antichrist comes in peacefully and prosperously to deceive as many as possible).
Isa 12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Singing praise to the Lord (Yahveh), who was once angry, but now here to comfort. (The Lord may not like what you are doing, but He loves you because you are one of His children). Love Him and He will always have your back. (Man will fail you, but God will not).
Isa 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. God here is "el" the "Almighty" and Lord here is "yahh" the "Sacred" name. Jehovah here is "Yahveh" "self Existent or eternal." One of four passages where "Jahovah" is transliterated instead of being translated. (Exodus 6:3, Psalm 83:18, and Isaiah 26:4). My strength and my song: Reference to the "Pentateuch" or first five books of the bible said to be written by Moses. (Exodus 15:2), the song of Moses.
Isa 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Speaking here in future sense, "in the last days," we will drink from "the living water," the Holy Spirit. (Psalm 36:9, John 4:10-14, Revelation 7:17, 22:1, 22:17). In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (John 7:37). On the last day of the festival Jesus shouted to the crowds, "Anyone who is thirsty may come to Me." Thirsty for what? "To hear the Words of the Lord." It will happen in the end times on the "Day of the Lord." (Revelation 21:6, Revelation 22:1), It is finished! Draw from the deep waters; The wells of salvation. "The Truth of His Word." This is a spiritual water of life that is pouring fourth in front of the throne. The book of Ezekiel speaks of "Living Waters" as Ezekiel was shown the vision of the temple. (Chapter 47:1-12) Chapter 40 till the end of Ezekiel speaks of the end times millennium and the eternity). He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38). Anyone who believes in Jesus may come and drink! "The scriptures say it; rivers of living water will flow from His heart." He is, and will be, the Source of all spiritual blessings. (Isaiah 12:3, Isaiah 44:3, Isaiah 55:1, Isaiah 58:11, Ezekiel 47:1) But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:39). When Jesus said "Living Waters," He was speaking of the "Holy Spirit," who would be given to everyone believing in Him. However, the "Holy Spirit" had not been given yet, because Jesus had not entered into His glory. (Isaiah 32:15, Acts 1:5, Acts 2:17, Acts 2:33).
Isa 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. In that day we will thank the Lord and praise His name. (Hallelujah). The nations will then know how mighty He is.
Isa 12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. His praise will be known around the world.
Isa 12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. Great is the Holy One who lives within you. "God is everywhere." (Psalm 97:9, John 17:26). Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4). We have the victory because God is greater than the world, Satan, or any evil teachers in this wicked world.
Isa 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.Burden: A prophetic "warning" about Babylon. It was not a great empire at this time, but about 100 years later it would be under Nebuchadnezzar. (Babylon means confusion).
Isa 13:2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.Banner: This would be a signal flag to the troops to attack. (Also, our banner or standard is Christ).
Isa 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.Sanctified ones: Separate ones would be the armies of the Medes and Persians. (Just as He used the Assyrians as "the rod of Hid anger" He would now use another nation). Mighty ones: Hebrew H1368 "gibbor" the warrior, tyrant, giant. Them that rejoice in My highness: My proudly exulting ones. (Characteristic of the Persians).
Isa 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.God calling the nations together for war. (God in total control).
Isa 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.The end of heaven: From afar. (Isaiah 13:17, Jeremiah 51:28). The weapons of his indignation: "His fury." (Jeremiah 51:20-46). The whole land: All the land of Chaldaea.
Isa 13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.Time for the almighty to destroy. It will be done here and in the future. Day of the Lord: (Amos 5:18, Malachi 4:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3). When the Lord returns as a thief in the night. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. (Revelation 18:10). End time prophecy when the religious community will be judged by what they teach. When does this take place? In the hour of temptation. "Satan's hour." (the five month period of Satan's reign on earth).
Isa 13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:Fear will paralyze every mans heart.
Isa 13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.Anguish will grip them like those of a woman in labor.
Isa 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.Gods day of wrath. "It's coming to a theatre near you." Just kidding... But, is is coming soon, and there is no need to fear it if you are right with God. It is for the wicked. (Proverbs 104:35, 2:22, Malachi 4:).
Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.Shall not give their light: Future prophecy of the tribulation and the coming of Christ. (Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24, Revelation 6:12-14).
Isa 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.Judgment time is coming to the world. (For the wicked and evil people). Their time is up.
Isa 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.People will be more scarce than fine gold. Sounds like there is more evil people than good in the world today. (Isaiah 24:6). However, the ones who love God will be like the purest gold.
Isa 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.God shook the earth before in the first earth age and He will do it again. (Jeremiah 4:23-24). Read our newsletter study topic titled: (Three Earth Ages).
Isa 13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.People will be like sheep without a shepherd. People will come out of Babylon (confusion), and flee to their own land.
Isa 13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
Isa 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.It will be total chaos with looting, killing, and rape. (Spiritual stripped).
Isa 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.Can't buy them off.
Isa 13:18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.Attacking armies shoot down the young men and have no mercy on the helpless, even the children. (Utter confusion and deception).
Isa 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.Babylon, the most glorious of kingdoms will be devastated like Sodom and Gomorrah. We are talking about "Babylon" of the end time. (The one world religious system). Better know as the "harlot religious system" because of her fornications with all nations. She will be paid for her works and blood of the prophets by The Wrath of God.
Isa 13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.Future prophecy for Babylon.
Isa 13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
Isa 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.Babylon's days are numbered. Reference: And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (Revelation 18:2). Within the confounds of Babylon are caged everything that is spiritually unclean and evil and it will be destroyed. (2 Peter 3:9-10). Gods warning to us about the future Babylon (confusion), and how it will go down. It will come to pass as it is written.
Isa 14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.Jacob: The whole house of Israel. Isaiah sees far beyond the captivity. In the end times there will be Gentiles in alliance with Israel.
Isa 14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.Captives to the almighty God. (This is a good thing). Still future prophecy when Israel will no longer be a oppressed nation. "They will get the victory."
Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. (Zechariah 14:1). The day of the Lord, referring to Jerusalem in the end times when Christ returns. (Isaiah 2:11-12, 13:6). For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (Zechariah 14:2). The nations will fight against Jerusalem. (Referring to the yet future and final siege on Jerusalem). The remnant of the people shall not be cut off. (Zechariah 13:8-9, Matthew 24:22). Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. (Zechariah 14:3). The Lord will fight against those nations that come against Jerusalem. (Isaiah 63:1-6, Revelations 19:11-16).
Isa 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,His people will have rest, free of bondage, in that day. And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. (Zechariah 8:8). They will live safely again in Jerusalem, and I will be faithful and just toward them as their God. (Jeremiah 4:2).
Isa 14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!King of Babylon: Some think this is Sennachrib the Assyrian, or Belshazzar (king of Babylon when conquered buy the Medes and Persians in 539 B.C.). This is referring to the future "king of Babylon" one of the names for the Antichrist. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. (Daniel 7:8). Believed by many to be the rise of the Roman empire that could be utilized by the beast. (Another type like the king of Babylon). However, here we are speaking of the little horn being the false Christ or anti-Christ of the end times. (Revelation 13:11-14), Who will the antichrist utilize during this period? We will just need to wait and see. (It will all come together).
Isa 14:5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.The wicked: The lawless ones. Who is the main wicked one? "Satan of course." (He always tries to take God's place).
Isa 14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.Continual: Ceaseless and unremitting. Ruled down the nations: Trod down nations. Persecuted and non hindereth: With an unsparing persecution.
Isa 14:7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.Will finally be at rest. (Thanking God with praise).
Isa 14:8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.Even the trees of the forest and the cedars of Lebanon will sing joyous songs. When the wicked one (Satan), goes down. Written in the book of Ezekiel. (Ezekiel 31:7-11).
Isa 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.Even the spirits of the underworld will stand up to see you.
Isa 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?All the dead will mock this one who is to be so great and will say, "now you are as weak as we are." (Speaking
Isa 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.Your might and power are buried with you. (Buried with the worms).
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!One of the names of Satan "morning star" spoken of here. (Worshipped by the Assyrians as male at sunrise, female at sunset). Remember that Satan is an imposter and likes to imitate Jesus. "Jesus is the true morning star." (Matthew 24:5, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:28, 22:16). Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Revelation 22:16). Mentioned to the churches all these things. Make sure you accept the right morning star (Christ). Satan is also called "The morning star" and he returns first pretending to be Christ to deceive even the elect if possible.
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:He will set up his temple in Gods favorite place Mount Zion. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4). He will defy God and will try to take the place of God, sitting in the temple of God in Mount Zion. "Satan returns before the return of the true Christ." Do not be deceived! Lets Read the first part of 2 Thessalonians 2, real careful and see how we gather back to Christ in the end times. Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him. (2 Thessalonians 2:1). We are talking here about the return of Jesus Christ at the second advent and our gathering back to Him.
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. (2 Thessalonians 2:2). Don't get upset or excited by rumors that this day of the Lord has begun. If you hear of people of having visions and special messages from God about this, don't believe them. The falling away must take place first.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Christ will not return until the "Great Apostasy" (rebellion against God, fallen away of the church, or one who gives up their professed beliefs). And the son of perdition, one of Satan's names, be revealed. "The false messiah." (Revelation 17:8).
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4). He will defy God and will try to take the place of God, sitting in the temple of God in Mount Zion. (Isaiah 14:12-16).
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? (2 Thessalonians 2:5). Don't you remember I went into much detail about these things.
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (2 Thessalonians 2:6). The son of perdition can only come at his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (2 Thessalonians 2:7). The work this man of rebellion, will do when he comes is already going on. We are speaking of Satan here. That war in heaven is already taking place till Michael cast Satan out of heaven. (Revelation 12:7-9) The key word here is "letteth" (katecho), Greek Strong's 2722, meaning to hold, keep or retain. Michael the ark angel is the one holding Satan in heaven until he casts him out.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. (2 Thessalonians 2:8). This wicked one will appear and only be allowed a short time to do his work, till the Lord consumes him with the "Holy Spirit" and destroys him with the brightness of the Lord's presence.
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. (2 Thessalonians 2:9). We are speaking of one of Satan's roles as anti-Christ. He will trick everyone with strange demonstrations, great miracles, and lies, because he is the father of lies. (John 8:44).
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (2 Thessalonians 2:10). He will completely fool those who refused the truth of the Word that they might be saved. Those who follow Satan will perish. Once saved always saved? I don't think so.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. (2 Thessalonians 2:11). If you want to be ignorant of God's Word and follow lies, deception, and traditions of men; God will send you strong delusion to believe those lies. He will close your eyes to the truth. (Isaiah 29:10). Look at how people are so comfortable with their teachings. Comfortable with their spirit of slumber.
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.He wants to be God, he always wanted to be God.
Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.He will be brought down to the lowest depths. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Revelation 19:20). The one world political system and Antichrist. Those who worship him and had received his mark of deception. (Revelation 13:11-16). Remember Satan has many rolls. He will have another short reign, but his roll as anti-Christ is over. (The sad part is that some will still follow him).
Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;Can this be the one who made the world tremble? "This is what the ones who have been deceived will say."
Isa 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?When Satan takes you as prisoner, he will never let you go. "Only Christ can set you free."
Isa 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.Most kings lie in stately glory, each in his own tomb.
Isa 14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.He will be thrown out of the grave like a useless branch.
Isa 14:20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.You and your followers will not be given a proper burial and never again receive honor. (Psalm 21:10, 37:28, 109:13, 137:8-9), The people who follow him will be cut off. However, if they hang with Satan after the millennium, they will be blotted out.
Isa 14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.They will never rise again.
Isa 14:22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.The Lord will destroy Babylon and its remnant.
Isa 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.Sweep it into destruction.
Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:God always in control.
Isa 14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.God will break the Assyrian. Assyria will be defeated in Jerusalem by a single angel. (Isaiah 37:36). The Assyrian is another symbolic name for Antichrist.
Isa 14:26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.Gods hand of judgment upon all the nations. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. (Zephaniah 3:8). Be patient, says the Lord. "Soon I will accuse all the evil nations. I will gather the kingdoms of the earth and pour out My fiercest anger and fury on them. The whole earth will be devoured by fire of My jealousy." (2 Peter 3:10), Be on guard and know the season for His return, when all evil (all the wicked & rudiments) will be burned up. "Judgment Day."
Isa 14:27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?No stopping Him now!
Isa 14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.Ahaz around 715 B.C. (The warning).
Isa 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.Cockatrice: A viper. Referred to as Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, in the immediate future. (2 Kings 18:8).
Isa 14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.Referring to the poorest of poor (the innocent ones or humble), will lie down in peace. Looking forward to the fulfillment by Messiah.
Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.The Messiah will appear.
Isa 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.Tell them the Lord has built Jerusalem and the (humble) people will trust in Him. (Proverbs 18:10, Hebrews 12:22).
Isa 15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;Burden of Moab: This and the following chapter form one entire prophecy. Moab was an incestuous son of Lot, also his territory and descendants called Moab. (also Moabites and Ammonites). (Isaiah 11:14, Jeremiah 9:26). They will be as Sodom and Gomorrah. (Zephaniah 2:8-11). They have scoffed at the people of the Lord and will be destroyed just as Sodom and Gomorrah.
Isa 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.Nebo: The name of a Babylonian deity, also of a mountain in Moab and a place in Palestine. (They worshipped false gods on mount Nebo).
Isa 15:3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.They will weep in the open streets. (Jeremiah 48:38-39).
Isa 15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.Heshbon: (Now Heshoan), is the capital of the Amorites. Elealeh: Near Heshbon. Jahaz: A place East of the Jordan. (The soldiers of Moab will weep and fear because they can't stop the invasion). Just as future prophecy of the end times when men shall seek death and not find it. (Revelation 9:6).
Isa 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.The people will weep as they flee to Zoar: Now "Tell esh Shaghur." (Deuteronomy 34:3). Luhith: Now "Tel'at el Heith; one mile west of Mount Nebo.
Isa 15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.Nimrim: Near south end of the Dead Sea. (Total drought and desolation).
Isa 15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.Brook of the willows: (Valley of the Arabians).
Isa 15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.Eglaim: (a double pond). Beerelim: (Well of heroes), a place in the desert. (Central Moab).
Isa 15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.Dimon: Located on the river Arnon. By some chance they escape the invading armies, they won't escape the lions that hunt them down. (Leviticus 26:22, 2 Kings 17:25, Jeremiah 15:3, Amos 5:19). "No escaping judgment." Why? Because of false worship and false gods. "Our God does not like it."
Isa 16:1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.Lamb: Pay tribute. To the ruler: To the king of Judah. As Mesha king of Moab had done. (2 Kings 3:4). Sela: Now Petra, "meaning rock" (so called by the Romans), in Mount Seir, near Mount Hor. (2 Kings 14:7).
Isa 16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.The Moabites will be cast out (running from invasion), like a nest of birds kicked out of the nest. (No hope at all). Fords of Arnon: A passage or river crossing.
Isa 16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.Take counsel: Here is some advice. Execute judgment: Perform an arbitrator's duty. (Zechariah 7:9), Judge fairly and show kindness to one another. (John 13:34-35, James 2:13-17). Hide the outcasts: Watch over the refugees. "God's outcast of Israel." (Isaiah 56:8).
Isa 16:4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.Let the refugees find shelter among the Moabites. A hiding place from the spoiler (the enemy or oppressor), till they disappear out of the land. If we take this word "spoiler" to the future sense, it would be the antichrist. (Jeremiah 12:12, 15:8).
Isa 16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.This burden goes beyond the immediate future to the ultimate future. "When Christ returns to set up His kingdom." (Daniel 7:27, Amos 9:11). In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old. (Amos 9:11). In that day (the Lord's day), I will restore the fallen house of David. "I will rebuild and restore it to its former glory." (Isaiah 9:6-7, 11:1-10, Jeremiah 23:5-6, 33:14-16, Hosea 3:5, Luke 1:31-33, 1:69-70, Acts 15:15-17), the tabernacle of David (the throne), the kingship that comes from David. The kings of the southern kingdom were all descendants of David. "Christ will be given the throne of His Father David." (Luke 1:32).
Isa 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.Pride: Trademark of Moab (Jeremiah 48:29-30, 48:42, Zephaniah 2:9-10). Pride was Satan's downfall! (Ezekiel 28:12-18). Don't let it be your downfall. (1 Timothy 3:6).
Isa 16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.Kirhareseth: A major city of Moab. The firm foundation (pressed firm like cakes of raisins), has now been ruined and gone.
Isa 16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.Lords of the heathen: Referring to the Assyrians. "Great lord of the nations," was a title claimed by the kings of Assyria. Now in the future sense, lets take this word "heathen," Hebrew H1471 "goy goy" a foreign nation, a troop of animals, "a flight of locust."
Isa 16:9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.No more fruit of the vine, "these people loved their wine." (Remember Christ is our vine and we are the branches). We need to produce good fruit, "truth in the word."
Isa 16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.No treading of grapes in the wilderness. The joy of harvest has ended. (No good fruit or harvest because of false teachings). (Jeremiah 48:33, Amos 5:11, Zephaniah 1:13).
Isa 16:11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.The prophet being torn of heart like in (Isaiah 15:5).
Isa 16:12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.Pray to their false gods but they will not be able to save them. (Psalm 115:3-7).
Isa 16:13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
Isa 16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.The glory of Moab will be ended and only a few people (a remnant), will be left alive. (Jeremiah 48:46-47). However, they will be back for judgment again (because of their wicked ways) in the later days. Go against God and you will pay.
Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.The second of the seventh burdens will be on Damascus (Capital of Syria). Is taken away: Conquered by (Tiglath-pileser), king of Assyria, and the slaughter of (Rezin), around 632 B.C. (2 Kings 16:9).
Isa 17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.Aroer Hebrew H6177 (meaning nudity of situation), the name of three places in or near Palestine. "The towns will be deserted with flocks grazing in the streets."
Isa 17:3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.Even the fortified towns of Israel will be destroyed. (The ten tribes).
Isa 17:4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.The glory of Israel will grow dim. (Famine for the Word of God).
Isa 17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.South-west of Jerusalem. Named after "Kapha," a mighty one among the descendants of the Nephilim, as Anak was, who gave his name to another branch. (See appendix 23 & 25).
Isa 17:6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.Only a few people left (a remnant of Israel, Gods elect), after judgment.
Isa 17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.The ones left will turn to the creator "The Holy One of Israel, Yahveh." (Hosea 6:1).
Isa 17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.They won't look to their false gods and idols made by man. (Micah 5:13-14). (These people were sun worshippers).
Isa 17:9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.Utter desolation even in the large cities. (Micah 5:11).
Isa 17:10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:They turned from God and have forgotten the Rock, who can hid you. Lets take this word "Rock" used here back to the Hebrew. H6697 "tsur tsur" (a rock or bolder, a refuge, mighty God). Compare to the apostle Peter (a stone). And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18). You are Peter, Greek G4074 "Petros" (piece of rock), a stone. And upon this "Rock" Greek G4073 "Petra" (meaning mass rock or bolder), an unmovable rock, I will build my church; and all the powers of hell will not prevail against it. It is not Peter that Christ would build the church on (that many believe), Christ is that rock that the church will be built on! (Peter would go on to establish the church in Acts 1 and 2). However, Jesus Christ is the "unmovable rock" that you want to build upon. "Make sure your faith is built on the right Rock." The true and solid foundation of Christianity.
Isa 17:11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.i.e. You reap what you sow. (Galatians 6:7-8). When your away from God, "your only harvest will be grief and pain."
Isa 17:12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!The armies of many nations (one world order), will roar like the sea. "People of many nations." (Revelation 17:15).
Isa 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.God will silence them and they will flee like the wind. (Rolling around like tumbleweed).
Isa 17:14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.This is what happens when the nations come against Israel just as the Assyrian army did. (2 Kings 19:35). "Wiped out by "the angel of the Lord." No need to worry in the end times. (God is in control, and always takes care of His own).
Isa 18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:Woe: Listen up... The third of the seven burdens. Beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: "Looking towards America."
Isa 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!The sea: The Nile. So called by the inhabitants of the Sudan to-day. Scattered and pealed: "A tall and smooth faced people." Terrible: Feared from the beginning. They formed the armies of "So" or Sha-baka, and are the backbone of the Anglo-Egyptian army. (Also, describing America in the end times).
Isa 18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.He: Yahveh. A message to the world. (Jeremiah 22:29). "God calling the people together." (Zechariah 9:1).
Isa 18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.I will watch quietly from My dwelling place. Mount Zion: (Joel 3:17).
Isa 18:5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.God will cut off Assyria's plans to attack Judah.
Isa 18:6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.When the angel Lord came against Assyrians (Isaiah 37:36), 185,000 dead bodies were left behind for the vultures to feed on. Also a future prophecy of the end times. (Revelation 19:17-18, 19:21).
Isa 18:7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.The great nation of Ethiopia "feared by all," will bring gifts to Judah. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. (Zephaniah 3:10). Even the scattered people who live beyond the rivers of Ethiopia (America), will come to present their offerings. (Psalm 68:31). Also in the future sense when Jesus comes to set up His kingdom.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:16). In the end, the enemies who survive the plague will go to Jerusalem each year to worship the Lord of Host. "The feast of Tabernacles" will be celebrated by the nations of the world." (Leviticus 23:33-36). And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. (Zechariah 14:17). Those who do not participate will experience drought. (Revelation 11:6), The two witnesses have the power to control nature any way they please. They will also be able to control people and turn them to the truth. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:18). If the people of Egypt refuse to attend the festival, they will receive the same plague that the other nations who refused. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zechariah 14:19). Punishment among the nations who do not receive the "Light of the world." (John 3:19).
Isa 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.The fourth of the seven burdens. The Lord coming against Egypt. (Joel 3:19).
Isa 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.Civil war! Egyptian against Egyptian and brother against brother. (Ezekiel 38:21, Matthew 12:25). Also, prophecy for the end times. (Matthew 10:21, Luke 12:53).
Isa 19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.Spirit: H7307 "ruach" meaning "breath," "wind," "air," "anger." It will be knocked out of them. They call on their "idols" for wisdom, and spirit mediums to consult them. This is a prophecy of what took place in Egypt about twenty-two years after the destruction of Sennacherib's army; when, upon the death of Tirhakah (bc 688), not being able to settle about the succession, they continued for two years in a state of anarchy, confusion, and civil wars; which was followed by the tyranny of twelve princes, who, dividing the country among them, governed it for fifteen years; and at last, by the sole dominion of Psammiticus, which he held for fifty-four years. The problem? "They drift away from God."
Isa 19:4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.A cruel lord: The lord of nations, as the kings of Assyria called themselves. (Probably Esarhaddon of Assyria, who conquered Egypt in 671 B.C., or Nebuchadnezzar who conquered and ravaged Egypt in 573 B.C.). (Isaiah 20:4, Jeremiah 46:26, Ezekiel 29:19). Keep in mind that Egypt is always a base nation used by God.
Isa 19:5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.The Nile was the center of Egypt's economy. "All dried up." (Zechariah 10:11).
Isa 19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.The canals (of Matzor), will dry up and the papyrus reeds will wither.
Isa 19:7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.All the greenery along the river bank will dry up and blow away.
Isa 19:8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.No work for the fishermen with no water. Just the opposite in future sense. We are to be fishers of men in the end times and there is plenty work to be done. Waters represents the people and they are lacking in truth.
Isa 19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.No flax for harvest, used in making fine linen. The weavers sick at heart. In the future sense, do you remember the woven white linen robes of the end times? "Made up of your righteous acts." And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (Revelation 19:8). Meaning pure because her deeds are pure. "The righteous acts of the saints." The good deeds done by the people of God.
Isa 19:10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.Purposes used here is "shathah" moral support, foundation, purpose. This word "sluices" here is "wages." They will be in despair (no support), and their work for wages will be gone. In the future sense, your preachers and teachers will not have the support of the people because they have been teaching false doctrine and traditions of men. (How many preachers do you know that will teach truth of the word for no money in return)? "Not that many."
Isa 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?Zoan: Once the capital of Egypt, also called Tanis. The wise men of Egypt are stupid and have nothing worth saying. Just fools who despise wisdom and knowledge. (Proverbs 1:7). Remember that there is only one King and Lord of Lords. (Jesus Christ).
Isa 19:12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.They can't tell you anything because they do not know God. The same for many preachers and teachers in today's world. (1 Corinthians 1:20).
Isa 19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.Noph: Capital of upper Egypt. Stay of the tribes: "The corner, or cornerstone." Their chiefs or leaders had led them astray. Just as today... They didn't look to the right cornerstone. (Zechariah 10:4). Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner. (1 Peter 2:7). Many will not accept Christ and His teachings, just play church and follow traditions of men.
Isa 19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.Mingled: Hebrew H4537 "masak" meaning to mix in. Perverse: Hebrew H5773 "aveh" "vicious or wrong." The Lord sent them a "spirit of foolishness." (Egypt would stagger like a drunk). Know as "strong delusion" or a "spirit of slumber" in the book of 2 Thessalonians. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. (2 Thessalonians 2:11). If you want to be ignorant of God's Word and follow lies, deception, and traditions of men; God will send you strong delusion to believe those lies. He will close your eyes to the truth. (Isaiah 29:10, 29:14). Look at how people are so comfortable with their teachings. Comfortable with their spirit of slumber.
Isa 19:15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.Nothing Egypt can do, their leaders are totally helpless.
Isa 19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.In that day: The Lords day (end times), the day when Christ returns to judge the nations.
Isa 19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.Just to mention the name of Israel will terrorize them. "The Lord of Heaven's Armies has laid out His plans against them." And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (Daniel 4:35). All the people on earth are nothing compared to Him. He does what He thinks is best to further His army in Heaven as well as those on earth. No one can stop or challenge Him.
Isa 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.Five cities: These were probably Heliopolis, Leontopolis, Daphine, Mignol, and Memphis. Canaan is the land that Israel is in. The Hebrew language, by the multitude of Jews that went there. City of destruction: Heliopolis (major city in Egypt), "city of the sun" was dedicated to worship the sun god. (Worshipped false gods, but now worship the true God, Yahveh), "Now better known as the city of the righteous."
Isa 19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.Pillar: A witness to those entering Egypt. Remember this from (Isaiah 6:13), "matstsebeth" meaning "something stationary, a monumental stone." (Those with the solid truth).
Isa 19:20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.When the oppressors come God sends His Savior. (Isaiah 37:36, 45:21-22, Luke 2:11, Titus 2:13).
Isa 19:21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.The Lord will make Himself known to the Egyptian. Moses wrote that the Egyptian would be allowed into the congregation of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 23:7-8). (Again, keep in mind that Egypt has always been a base nation).
Isa 19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.He will strike Egypt and then bring them a healing. (They will return to the Lord). Our God is a forgiving God, and when you repent, He forgives you.
Isa 19:23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.The Egyptians and Assyrians will move freely between their lands.
Isa 19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:In that day: The last days there will be peace between the nations of Israel, Egypt, and Assyria. (Modern Iraq). "There will be a triple alliance."
Isa 19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.Peace between the nations. Who would think that there ever come a day when there would be peace between Israel and Iraq? Only one way! With Jesus, the true Prince of peace. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6).
Isa 20:1 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;Tartan was one of the generals of Sennacherib, who, it is probable, is here called Sargon, and in the book of Tobit, Sacherdonus and Sacherdan, against whom Tirhakah, king of Cush or Ethiopia, was in league with the king of Egypt. (2 Kings 18:17).
Isa 20:2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.Not because he was a nut case, it was symbolic of humiliation and shame.
Isa 20:3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;A symbol of the terrible troubles the Lord will bring upon Egypt and Ethiopia.
Isa 20:4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.Walk naked and barefoot because of shame. Christ would tell us at His return: Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Revelation 16:15). Christ lets us know that those who await His coming will not need to walk naked and ashamed. The garments that we will be wearing is the robe woven together by our righteous acts. (The wicked and unbelievers will not have any righteous acts).
Isa 20:5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.Ashamed because There allies would do them no good. (Jeremiah 17:5). They put their trust in man instead of God. "Don't let that happen to you my friend." (Always let God be your guide).
Isa 20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?If Egypt would be overcome by the Assyrians, what chance would we have. Esarhaddon "king of Assyria" after Sennacherib, would conquer Egypt in 671 B.C. about forty years after this prophecy. As the cry for peace in the end times just before the antichrist comes on the scene. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Those who are saying everything is quite well and peaceful along with the misled and ignorant, will not escape. Destruction will fall upon them suddenly. Who will bring in this cry for peace and safety? The one world order and one world religious system. Those who follow Satan will not escape. (Matthew 23:33).
Isa 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.Fifth of the seven burdens. This prophecy is against future Babylon. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 17:3). She looks so holy and religious, but has blasphemies against God written all over her. The seven heads and ten horns is a political system which teams up with the church. (Revelation 13:1).
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: (Revelation 17:4). Her idolatry. The woman is a city or group of people. Babylon, the city or state of confusion.
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:5). She is the mother of prostitutes and of idol worship, the harlot that whores around with Satan. Mystery in the Strong's #3466 is (Musterion), initiation of religious rights. The religious rights of Satan. As explained in (II Thessalonians 2:7-12), the mystery of iniquity doth already work and will be revealed. But God will send many a strong delusion that they should believe a lie. (The apostasy). Falling away from the true religion or Christ. (They don't know any better and follow antichrist when he returns first). Make a few movies about the rapture and people fall all over it's message, never searching for the truth themselves.
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (Revelation 17:15). The waters which the woman is sitting on represent masses of people of every race and nation. Billions who are deceived. Those who play church, attending once a week and then back to their everyday lives and old grind, never learning the truth of God's Word. (They do not know any better because they were never taught the truth). Don't be deceived, and don't be brainwashed by false doctrines and traditions of men.
Isa 21:2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.Sighing caused by the oppression of Babylon. O Media: (Media Persia).
Isa 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.To afraid to look.
Isa 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.Longed for the night, but now terrified in the dark. (Troubled times of the end times).
Isa 21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.Having a big party, but now prepare for battle. Referring to the night Babylon was conquered. (Daniel 5:1-5). An example of the Babylon of the end times. (Revelation 18:1-8).
Isa 21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.A watchmen on guard. (We are to be watchmen in the end times).
Isa 21:7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:Look and report when the troops are coming. (The Meads and the Persians are coming).
Isa 21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:The watchmen is to be vigilant. The enemy will come upon you like a lion. (Jeremiah 50:44). As an end time prophecy: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8). Stay alert and on guard. Satan prowls around like a lion just looking for someone to devour.
Isa 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.To late, Babylon has fallen by the Meads and Persians. (Jeremiah 50:2, 51:8). End time prophecy: And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. (Revelation 14:8). Sister Babylon the harlot. Babble means confusion and here all confusion will be removed. (Revelation 18:2, 18:21).
Isa 21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.The threshing coming but the harvest will come. (Jeremiah 51:33, Matthew 3:12). Separates the chaff from the good wheat. Declare unto you: Declared by God. (Listen to God, not man).
Isa 21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?The sixth of the seven burdens. Dumah: Edom. An abbreviated form of the fuller name "Idumea" (Isaiah 34:5, Ezekiel 35:15, 36:5, Mark 3:8). Seir: The inheritance of Esau (Edom or Russia).
Isa 21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.God has already warned over and over, no more inquiring.
Isa 21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.The seventh and last of the burdens concerning Arabia. Dedanim: Dedanites, Descendants of Abraham by Keturah.
Isa 21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.Feed the refuges. (Proverbs 25:21). Tema: Descendants of Abraham through Hagar and Ishmael.
Isa 21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.Fled from the Assyrian invaders.
Isa 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:Later afflictions were foretold in (Jeremiah 49:28). Kedar: Another descendant of Abraham by Hagar through Ishmael. (Genesis 25:13). (Arabia was conquered by Sargon in 715 B.C.).
Isa 21:17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.Mighty men: "gibbor." Children: Sons. After the war, there would only be a few left. God has spoken: It will happen just as the Lord said it would.
Isa 22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?Valley of vision: Jerusalem, in relation to the high hills that surround it. Similar names for Jerusalem are: "inhabitant of the valley," "rock of the plain," (Jeremiah 21:13), "mountain in the fields." (Jeremiah 17:3). Here the most solemn visions had been seen by Abraham (Genesis 22:2, 22:14), the name "Jehovah-jireh." David (1 Chronicles 21:16, 1:28), and many visions of Isaiah (Isaiah 1:1, 6:1-4). Jerusalem being situated in the midst of surrounding hills, and the seat of Divine revelation, is here termed "the valley of vision." Gone up to the housetops: The eastern houses are built with a court within, into which chiefly the windows open; those that open to the street being so obstructed with lattice work, that no one can see through them. Whenever, therefore, anything is to be seen or heard in the streets, any public spectacle, or any alarm, everyone immediately goes up to the house-top to satisfy his curiosity. Hence all the people running to the top of their houses, gives a lively image of a sudden general alarm. "A warning for an end time prophecy at the return of antichrist." (Matthew 24:16, Luke 21:21), a warning to flee Jerusalem in the end times.
Isa 22:2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.The whole city in an uproar. (Future sense, they are starving for truth in the word).
Isa 22:3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.Bound and captured by archers.
Isa 22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.Isaiah was bummed-out because of what he saw.
Isa 22:5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.Day of trouble: Referring to (Jeremiah 30:7). Crying of the mountains: Referring to (Hosea 10:8, Matthew 24:16, Luke 23:30, Revelation 6:16-17).
Isa 22:6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
Isa 22:7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.(Waiting at the gate to take them).
Isa 22:8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.Covering: Veil. Defenses have been stripped away. Why? Leaving God our of the equation.
Isa 22:9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.Breaks in the walls of Jerusalem.
Isa 22:10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.Repair the walls with torn down houses. (Their trying).
Isa 22:11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.Trusting in their preparations for war, trusting in man, but not trusting in the Lord who planned this long ago. (Never leave God out of the equation or you will fail).
Isa 22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:Don't make excuses. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:8). Draw close to God and stick to His Word and He will draw closer to you. Wash your hands of sin and don't be double minded. Stick to the Word of God.
Isa 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.But instead you say, "lets party on," for we might die tomorrow. Just like in the days of Noah and Lot. (Luke 17:26-29).
Isa 22:14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.Revealed in mine ears: To the prophets. (Amos 3:7). These people were unwilling to confess and repent of their sins. (John 8:21-24, Revelation 22:11-12). The bible tells us to confess our sins to God. (Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 1:9).
Isa 22:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,Shebna: The scribe, probably a foreigner, or heathenized Jew. (2 Kings 18:18, 18:37, 19:2). Probably a kenite scribe. (Possible type of antichrist).
Isa 22:16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?Building a monument for himself. (Wanting to look so good, but when your going to hell, it won't look so good). Remember the rich man and Lazarus?
Isa 22:17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.Cover you with something you won't like.
Isa 22:18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.Crumple you into a ball, and toss you away into a distant land. The Lord's house: The many member body of Christ.
Isa 22:19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.Drive you out of office and your high position. (Luke 1:52), He has torn princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly. (Job 5:11-15). "If you get to puffed up, God will bring you down." (He will bring Satan down in the last days).
Isa 22:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:Eliakim: (Means "God raises"). A possible picture of Christ, whom God raised from the dead.
Isa 22:21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.Cloth him in royal robes and give him your title and authority. (Another picture of Christ in the end times).
Isa 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.The key of the house of David: The key to the kingdom of heaven, the keys of hell and death. (Matthew 16:18-19, Revelation 1:18). He shall open, and none shall shut: Were speaking of Jesus here. (Revelation 3:7), which shows that the fulfillment culminates in Messiah.
Isa 22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.Eliakim would bring honor to his father's house. Jesus would bring honor to His Fathers house. (Revelation 3:21). "You can count on Jesus as your secure nail."
Isa 22:24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.They will give him great responsibility. "Jesus will have the greatest responsibility." (Matthew 28:18, John 5:22-27).
Isa 22:25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.Refers to the day of Shebna's overthrow, and Eliakim's exaltation. Also referring to the Messiah, in Whom the prophecy will be exhausted.
Keep The Faith,