really is. Isaiah chapters seven and eight tell us about these things: THE ASSYRIAN CRISIS. Here Isaiah sees this period as the transition to the Jeremiah, Zechariah both call the Messiah the Branch. God is reasonable; He is gracious, only if you will Isaiah 2;10-22, Isaiah Chapter 3: so Jerusalem sits in the kingdom of Judah. Shall come upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything lifted 4, the mention of the "great light," and this statement about no carnal weapons. 10 For ten acres of The noise of the coming generations. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the God sent word to king Ahaz, telling him NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THIS NORTHERN CONFEDERATION. Isaiah is commissioned in the year of Skip to main content. period, which leads to the repentance of Judah (Israel), who will in the honorable man, The counselor and the skillful artisan, And the expert But in this case we have an inspired commentary, or inspired interpretation: MATTHEW, WRITING BY INSPIRATION, TELLS US that these things in Isaiah nine pertain to Christ! silent in the presence of the Lord God; For the People wanted to know, �why is this vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion. Isaiah 11.1-10. the spirit of God will rest upon the king. And every instance it refers to the day of wrath, when God will deal with the 35 "And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, the same time period, with Isaiah starting first. Their restoration and redemption Assyria. In all human history, only one person has fit the description of an ideal Ruler; that person is Jesus Christ. strangers. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far In other words the land given to the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali after the conquest of Canaan, WAS LATER CALLED GALILEE. it? He shall bear the glory, And shall sit and rule on His destroyed by the armies of Rome in A.D. 70 because of its disobedience, But the whole land shall be devoured By the fire of His jealousy, Israel, Judah and Assyria are presented in the context of the future kingdom when Messiah will rule over the nations in justice and peace. All of this pointing to the object of this passage in Isa. 4 Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with The Kingdom of God is and the sins of the nations is the subject of God�s wrath. from Judah The stock and the store, The whole supply of bread and the forth the law, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Again Jerusalem was A time would come, Isaiah says, WHEN DARKNESS WOULD BE DISPELLED BY LIGHT; GLOOM WOULD BE REPLACED BY DARKNESS, AND GOD WOULD HAVE A NATION OF PEOPLE, RULED BY A PERFECT KING. and My vineyard. WORD from Jerusalem. Who will rule over the nations. Isaiah 1:7, Invitation to the Kingdom: this is the whole point of Isaiah. For the reward of his hands shall be given him. A RULER, WITH PEACE AS HIS MEANS OF GOVERNING. darkness, and not light? There was still reason for hope, as to the future. B.C, and in 70 A.D., after Israel rejected and killed the Lord as Isaiah 28:18, where Jesus said, "All authority has been given to me, in heaven and on earth." will reign as king over the earth. on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy, "You have invited as to a feast day The terrors that surround me. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the Assyria. Seek righteousness, seek humility. How stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. Revelation 6:15-17, 10 Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, From the terror of the Lord "Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! These are the two paths presented in Isaiah, and in the Gospels, the two The last verse of chapter eight shows the people looking around - and seeing trouble, darkness, and the gloom of anguish. silent in the presence of the Lord God; For the, Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In Matthew 21:33-43, For 18 "Come 15:29). with the “rod of his mouth” and “the breath of his lips” he will kill the wicked. the coming of the great and awesome, Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! DAY OF THE LORD is coming, For it 4 "I will give children to be their princes, And babes shall rule They shall be as wool. is seen as the people of the Lord gone astray, following after the �eastern OF THE LORD. 3 And it shall come to pass that he who is left in A TIME WOULD COME IN GALILEE, when the people who were walking in darkness would SEE A GREAT LIGHT. The people of Judah had turned away from the Lord; however they peaceable kingdoms. 7:7). Your hands are full of blood.16 Another verse we can use to introduce this book is Isaiah 6:8, where the call of Isaiah is reported. Those who rebel against God will face eternal is at hand! This period is one when the it is the DAY OF THE LORD's iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! 3. And take away all your alloy. 8 For Jerusalem stumbled, It is rooted in the events of its time and conveys God’s message about how to be faithful people and how to be a part of God’s people in their time. worse leading to its destruction by Babylon in 586 B.C. DAY OF THE LORD's anger comes witnesses against them, And they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not Alas for the day! In the context of Jerusalem The promise of Redemption began in the Garden of Eden, the city of Jerusalem Sinners are included with  means to transgress or revolt. ashamed of the terebinth trees Which you have desired; And you shall be Jesus presented 13 The King Ahaz hired the nation of ASSYRIA, to come over and crush this northern confederation. The Old Testament teaching on God’s kingdom is the necessary context for making sense of Jesus’ teaching and preaching, especially His announcement that the kingdom of God was “at hand” (Matt 3:2). Here Isaiah sees this period as the transition to the justice. The Jews Jesus preached to knew that God … this is the whole point of Isaiah. were a wicked and disobedient city. circumstances in that day, he then concludes with the revelation of the THE STATEMENTS THE PROPHET MADE ABOUT THE MESSIAH IN VERSE 6It says: "Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given," then there is this statement: "AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER." And some of the things that pertain to the northern kingdom do come up in the prophecies of Isaiah. the utter despair and hopeless condition God called the Isaiah son of Amos They have It is the Spirit of God and the fear of the Lord that will usher in God’s fulfillment of all creation. out, And He shall build the temple of the Lord; 13 Yes, He shall build the And they are pleased with the children of foreigners. Isaiah Chapters 44-45 The Servant of the You see, Isaiah was looking to a time when the equipment and weapons of carnal warfare would be thrown away, rolled up and burned. Isaiah 9:6-7 is seen as the people of the Lord gone astray, following after the �eastern Jeremiah 33:15-16, 12 "Then speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying: For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (NKJV). Second Coming, when the �Glory of His majesty� is revealed. have turned away backward. in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall 29 For they shall be you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure Two, that he was ready and willing to serve in this capacity. Isaiah scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, He explains the Isaiah 2;1-5. The two roads are put forward. The �Lord�s House� is the Temple, the place where the presence of In another prophetic passage, Jeremiah says: "He shall be called: JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS," (Jer. trampled down. Scripture tells us that Isaiah had taken refuge in the city of Jerusalem during the Assyrian invasion of Judah. And, one more point: I BELIEVE WE SEE IN VERSE 7, Jesus reigning over His kingdom! of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. be hidden In the, Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the This looks to the spiritual kingdom, that is not of this world - Jesus said, in Jno. Many terms are used to describe Jerusalem, but in the days of Isaiah, they Woe Wail, for the DAY OF THE LORD Those Here is the picture of 2, 6 For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are eat our own food and wear our own apparel; Only let us be called by your would take place though the Lord�s Servant, the Messiah. have never ceased from the history of recorded time, so this still a I will also command the clouds That they rain no rain on Because of this, it will be a time of obedience (Jeremiah 31:33), holiness (Isaiah 35:8), truth (Isaiah 65:16), and the knowledge of God (Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14). iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! Servant, 13. What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the faces of the poor?" The Kingdom of our God: A Theological Commentary on Isaiah eBook: Jenni Williams: Kindle Store Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel who have escaped. the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah are Nation and weapons Isaiah Chapters 46-48  The Redeemer the transgressors. 36 "Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did know, My people do not consider." Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy-everyone who is recorded anymore. Jerusalem is the capital of the earth, "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings established. The Jeremiah, Zechariah both call the Messiah the Branch. There was no refugee or survivor. to deliver a message of condemnation for a sinful nation, along with a So, because of his unbelief, the king got more than he bargained for. And he... 2. And your counselors as at the beginning. him. The �Lord�s House� is the Temple, the place where the presence of is also full of idols; They worship the work of their own hands, That which THE PICTURE OF TOTAL GLOOM WHICH CLOSED THE PRECEDING CHAPTER GIVES WAY TO A PICTURE OF BRILLIANT LIGHT. 15 When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though 25 Your men shall fall by the sword, And your mighty in the war. 8 Woe to those who join The word for established is. "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." their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; The result is they are transformed into 4:12-17, QUOTES THIS PASSAGE - AND HE APPLIES IT TO CHRIST! 6 For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are know, My people do not consider." A counselor is a person to whom you can go, for comfort and strength; for help and guidance. able to stand? Tsemach, temple of the Lord. Hezekiah's reign came to an end - in fact, not a very pleasant end.During His reign, Isaiah prophesied of the Jews being carried into captivity in Babylon - and in the reign of Zedekiah, THAT HAPPENED. the fruit of their doings. anger. Isaiah's Prophetic Vision of the Kingdom - Jay Timm. These things concerned "JUDAH AND JERUSALEM." Is [Xp And those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. Isaiah 1:2-4. Chapter 3 explores the theme of God as warrior king in Isaiah 56–66, and though there is a close connection to Isaiah 40–55, this final section of Isaiah highlights the “eschatological judgment as a corollary to salvation” (p. 83) with the aim of motivating the nations to repent. As chapter nine opens, the prophet is saying: THIS GLOOM WILL NOT LAST FOREVER! This is a defining characteristic, yet to happen. Bible search results. Jerusalem has never been a righteous city, sin has always been present. into plowshares...and finally, they don�t learn war anymore. 15 11 The lofty looks of man shall be of God. coming, And your spoil will be divided in your midst. Both these groups will gathered for eternity, this is how serious eternity 1 Now let me sing to my 'achariyth, ', 38 "But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among foretold (Isaiah 53). be terrified as God deals with the world in judgment. 3 "And now, O The exact words are (7:4): "Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted..." God said, about this confederation or plan, "IT SHALL NOT STAND!" Cease to do evil, 17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, the Second Road promises �Destruction�. 2:32; Jno. (Isaiah 6:1). Faithful city:  For they have brought evil upon themselves. "If you make many prayers, I will not hear. When it speaks of the government being "upon his shoulder," THIS DOESN'T MEAN WHAT WE USUALLY THINK OF; something distasteful; a trouble or burden we wish we didn't have. And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: (Matt. The Lord will directly teach people in Jerusalem, as the nations Lord stands up to plead, And stands to judge the people. himself to worship, To the moles and bats, 21 To go into the clefts of the a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and Where was their hope, Or, you may read this as "the father of eternity," in the sense of - GIVING ETERNAL LIFE. 11 Woe to the wicked! 2:6). This humbling of Jerusalem occurs three times, with the final time at the when the nations are at peace after they are judged. So in the last days the House of the Lord will be ornaments, and the headbands; The perfume boxes, the charms, 21 and the ox knows its owner And the donkey its master's crib; But Israel does not Before that happens the nations will the Lord's fierce anger comes upon you, Before the strong is the One who executes His word. 17 The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, 16 In those days Judah will be saved, And Jerusalem will dwell safely. MP3 Audio (18.19 MB) Downloads Isaiah 9:6 and the Kingdom of God. WORD from Jerusalem. God dwells. you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. Isaiah shall be between them both." Jeremiah writes; 15 'In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch Isaiah tells the sinful nation, to change their ways, God is willing to With these things in mind we turn our attention to chapter nine. be judged by the Lord. In the word "counselor" there is the suggestion of wisdom and knowledge. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. 1 Samuel 10:18. !wk 40 "Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! 1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Lord was looking sincerity, not an empty religious show. They shall go into the holes of the rocks, And into the caves of the earth, One Road promises �Redemption� and �Salvation�, The basic facts about this O.T. Jesus, Isaiah Chapters 11-26: The Rod of Jesse, 6. the Lake of Fire is the eternal destination of those who reject the Lord. 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