Aug 17 2010

August 15, 2010 The Book of Isaiah! Self-Study Chapters 17-24

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Please click on the linkage to the Scripture and read the verses then we will summarize what we have learned.

Isaiah 17:1-14 The nation of Syria, with its capital at Damascus, will be punished by the Lord for its idolatry and pride.

Isaiah 18:1-7 God’s punishment will also fall upon the Ethiopians.

Isaiah 19:1-25 The proud Egyptians will tremble in fear before the terrible punishment of the Lord.

Isaiah 20:1-6 At God’s command Isaiah walks around naked to show that Assyria will strip the Egyptians and the Ethiopians of their possessions and take them away as captives.


Isaiah’s walking around naked at the Lord’s command was a symbolic action designed to get the attention of the people and warn them to turn from their sinful ways ( Isa. 20:1-6 ).  The prophet also gave his sons symbolic names that predicted God’s judment ( Isa. 7:3-4 )  ( Isa. 8:1-4 ).  The prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel also declared God’s message in dramatic fashion through symbolic actions ( Jer. 13:1-11 )  ( Ezekiel 4:1-17 ).

Isaiah 21:1-17 No nation will escape the marauding Assyrian army – not Babylon  (vv. 1-10), Edom (“Dumah,” vv. 11-12), or the tribes of Arabia (vv. 13-17).

Isaiah 22:1-25 In the midst of these prophecies of judgement against foreign nations, Isaiah declares that the city of Jerusalem, Judah’s capital, is also destined for destruction.  This prophecy was fullfilled about 135 years after Isaiah’s time when the Babylonians overran the nation of Judah  ( 2 Kings 25:1-12 ).

Isaiah 23:1-18 Isaiah pronounces God’s judgement against Tyre, a flourishing seaport and trade center north of Judah.

Isaiah 24:1-23 This chapter summarizes the impact of God’s judgment against Israel (Northern Kingdom) and Judah (Southern Kingdom) as well as the foreign nations.  The entire earth will be shaken by His judgment against sin.

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Jan 30 2010

January 22, 2010 The Book of Isaiah! Self – Study Chapters 11-16

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Isaiah 11:1-16 and  Isaiah 12:1-6  The coming messianic King will rule with righteousness and perfect justice.  Although He will spring from the lineage of David as “a root of Jesse” (verse 10), He will be sought by the Gentiles and all nations of the earth.

Isaiah 13:1-22  and  Isaiah 14:1-23   Just as God’s people will be judged for their sins, His judgment will also fall on the Babylonians.  They will be defeated by the Medes and the Persians (verse 13:17).

Isaiah 14:24-27   The nation of Assyria is also destined to feel God’s wrath.

Isaiah 14:28-32   The remnants of the Philistines who still live among the Jewish people will be judged by the Lord.

Isaiah 15:1-9  and  Isaiah 16:1-14    Isaiah delivers God’s message of judgement against the Moabites, ancient enemies of  His people.

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Jan 20 2010

January 20, 2010 – The Book of Isaiah! Self – Study Chapters 6-10

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Isaiah is called to be a prophet…HIS Name is Wonderful!  Let’s begin our self-study of Isaiah.  Please click on the linkage to the Scripture and read the verses then we will summarize what we have learned.

Isaiah 6:1-13 Isaiah is called to the prophetic ministry in a dramatic encounter with the awe-inspiring Lord in the temple.   Isaiah’s encounter with the Lord is one of the most dramatic call experiences in the Bible.  In a vision, apparently while worshiping in the temple, he saw the Lord seated upon a throne.  Winged angelic beings known as seraphim surrounded the Lord and declared His holiness.  This moved Isaiah to recognize his unworthiness.  After his lips were cleansed by a hot coal, Isaiah accepted God’s call to the prophetic ministry:   “Here am I; send me” (verse 8).

Isaiah 7:1-25 Through the prophet Isaiah, God warns King Ahaz of Judah not to form an alliance with the Assyrians against other enemy nations.  Assyria will eventually become an instrument of judgement in God’s hands against His people.


Isaiah 8:1-22 Isaiah names his new-born son Maher-shal-hash-baz, meaning “fast plunder.”  This signifies that the nations that oppose Assyria will fall quickly, leaving other nations an easy target for the mighty Assyrian army.

Isaiah 9:1-21 Although dark days are just ahead for God’s people, He will eventually restore them by sending the Messiah, the Prince of Peace.  As the leader of a spiritual kingdom, He will become the heir to the “throne of David” (see verse 7; see 2 Samuel 7:1-17).

Isaiah 10 Israel (the Northern Kingdom), with Samaria as its capital, will be overrun by the Assyrians.  The people will be carried away as captives, but the Lord will preserve a remnant of His people who remain faithful to Him.

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Jan 10 2010

January 10, 2010 – The Book of Isaiah; the First of the Major Prophets. Self-Study Chapters 1-5

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The Book of Isaiah stands as the first of the major prophets (Isaiah to Daniel).  Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament more than any other Old Testament book.  Isaiah’s name means “The Lord Saves”.  He ministered for nearly sixty years, from 740 B.C. to 681 B.C.  Because of its anticipation of the coming of Jesus Christ and His message of redemption, the Book of Isaiah is sometimes called the fifth Gospel.  About seven hundred years before Jesus was born, Isaiah foretold His coming as a spiritual ruler who would bring redemption for His people.  He would be known as “Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace.” 

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Book of Isaiah

Let’s begin our self-study of Isaiah.  Please click on the linkage to the Scripture and read the verses then we will summarize what we have learned.

Isaiah 1:1-31        Isaiah compares the sins of idolatry in the nation of Judah to the evils committed by the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Judah must Repent and turn back to God or suffer the Lord’s punishment.

Isaiah 2:1-22    Isaiah 3:1-26    Isaiah 4:1-6   In the future, Jerusalem will become the City of God and a safe haven for all people of the earth  (  Isaiah 2:1-5  ).  But before that happens, God will judge His people severely because of their pride, rebellion, and evil deeds.

Isaiah 5:1-7   These verses are known as Isaiah’s “Song of the Vineyard.”  He compares the nation of Judah to a vineyard that God has preserved and cultivated.  But the people have produced nothing but bitter, useless grapes.  Jesus also used this imagery of the vineyard for the Jewish people  (see  Matt. 21:33-41  ).

Isaiah 5:8-30   Because of Judah’s sins of idolatry, injustice, and rebellion, God will raise up an enemy nation to carry  His people into captivity:  “They shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it”  (verse 29).

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