Sunday, December 31, 2006

Ecclesiastes 7

7      Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
Oppression, constant criticism or accusing...makes a man of God angry.  A gift, as a bribe destroys the heart. Remain true to your calling in God. Don't be turned away by people's bad words or their flattery leading you away from God's calling for you.

    Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Endure unto the end, be patient. Bragging means little. Trust the Lord and continue to serve him.
9     Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Keep your gentle heart, you serve God and are to be like Jesus who dwells within.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Isaiah 5 - God sends judgment

God sends judgment

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.

God's judgment; they wanted to worship false god's and to live in sin and drunkenness, so God brought wrath upon them according their covenant with Him.

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:

God also used foreign nations to come against them, as part of his discipline upon them. He will hiss unto them, he will whistle to them, to alert them. Perhaps as an owner would say to a dog; sic em!

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:
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.

God was for this, so the enemy nations would come with power unhindered by Him.

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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.

1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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.

Jer 6:23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.

Why should God help a people who forsakehim?

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Isaiah 5 - Corrupt Leaders

Corrupt Leaders

Isa 5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

Isa 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Isa 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Exo 23:6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Exo 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
Exo 23:8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Prov 24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

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.

Job 21:17 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

Num 15:31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

Israel had God's laws to obey. They were sworn to a covenant to obey the laws or to be under a curse. In the New Covenant, a born-again believer has the laws written on his heart. To disdobey God would bring the conviction of the Holy Ghost.

Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

2 Cor 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Isaiah 5 - Woe to a people calling evil good

Woe to a people calling evil good

Isa 5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

Isa 32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;

Lam 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. Judgment shall come to evil doers; Jerusalem will be barren and wandering tribes shall bring sheep to graze on their lands and strangers shall inhabit their places.

Isa 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Dragging sin along with them, burdened by it but not wanting to let go in repentance. Often those who are full of iniquity and fear, resort to alcohol or other things and reject the counsel of God's word.

Psa 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Psa 94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
Psa 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Psa 94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
Psa 94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Psa 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
Psa 94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
Psa 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

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!

Where is God? Make speed to judge us, if there is a God. In defiance they call on God...If I have sinned strike me dead? See, I am still standing, where is this God?

2 Pet 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Pet 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2 Pet 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2 Pet 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
2 Pet 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

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!

As in our land, evil is being called good and good evil. They have lost God's holy judgment. They call darkness good: sorcery and witchcraft is accepted and good is called evil. The Bible is outlawed and not taught in schools. Perversion is being taught along with tolerance of sinful ways. The way of the Lord is spoken of as evil. Wicked means good and bad means they like it.

Prov 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Isa 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Prov 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Woe to those who are wiser in their own eyes than God. Who put their own words as being more important than the word of God. God is not mocked, their judgment will come. Pray for our people who are in this condition today.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Isaiah 5 -A self indulgent people

A self indulgent people

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!

Lev 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Strong drink keeps God separated from you, so drink becomes your god, in whom you trust. It will bring destruction to you.

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.

2 Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Tim 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Tim 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Tim 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Psa 5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
Psa 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

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.

Deu 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Deu 28:16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Deu 28:41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.

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.

Isa 3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because theirtongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
Isa 3:9 The show 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.

Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

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:
Isa 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

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.

Psa 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Rom 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Rom 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Rom 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

If we live a life of our own pleasures and desires, we will be separated from God and the enemy will be allowed to take us captive. We should not use our times of peace and prosperity for fleshly lusts. Keep close to God; obey his word, take delight in the Lord, do not act as if he does not exist, for judgment shall follow.

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Isaiah 4 - Our plans and His

Our plans and His

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!

Real estate developers, who build many houses close together, hoping to become rich on their investment. Often the desire for gain does not take into account the need for places untouched by hands. We need places to be alone with God; gardens, wide spaces of trees or wilderness, These are the places Jesus retreated to for prayer. This is where I go to be alone with God.

Luke 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. Luke 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
John 18:2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. Sometimes the devil follows us into the wilderness.

Mat 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Mat 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

We bring the word of God with us.

1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Pet 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

We need places to go to concentrate on the Lord, his promises and the direction of our life. We want to love him and to be servants with our whole heart.

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.

True prosperity is of the LORD. If we leave God out of our plans, often the plans do not prosper. Even when we serve the Lord, our plans may not prosper; if we do His will, we prosper.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Isa 5:10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath: a bath is seven and a half gallons of grape juice...not very much for so many acres of vines.

Ezek 45:10  Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
Ezek 45:11  The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
Ezek 45:12  And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.

The seed of a homer; eight bushels of seed produce only an ephah, which is three-fifths of a bushel. Better put; from Ezekial, a homer yielded only a shekel, a tenth of the seed planted.

If we wish to prosper, let it be in the Lord, not in silver and gold. He is our abundance and our provision. Sow with the Lord's blessings and come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Isaiah 5 - Protection removed

Protection removed

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:
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.

Psa 80:15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Psa 80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
Psa 80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
Psa 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
Psa 80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Woe to a people who have rejected the covering of God! He will remove the hedge, his protection, the forces of evil will intrude it's borders. The vineyard shall be eaten up, the people pillaged and destroyed. The wall of protection, the defenses of the country shall be compromised, the enemy will come and destroy. The same shall happen to a person who leaves the vine, who goes out in sin and rejects the Lord. A person who will not repent of sins, even though others have tried to restore them.

1 Cor 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
1 Cor 5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1 Cor 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Cor 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 Cor 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

What of a people of God in a sinful nation?

Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Psa 25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

Many discouraged children of God wish the LORD would stop pruning, stop digging, stop watering. Those things may be hard, but it is even worse when the LORD stops doing them. (Guzik)

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.

Justice and righteousness had left the city of Jerusalem. God was forced to withdraw from them. They would not repent, so they must reap the fruit of their doings. They did not want God in their lives, so God removes his protection from them.

1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

When we leave God, the lion comes to devour. If we draw close to God and resist the lion, he will flee.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Isaiah 5 - The Vineyard

The Vineyard

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:

God sings to his beloved, a song and a parable. The vineyard planted in a very fruitful Hill. God's people planted in Jerusalem, were his beloved.

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.

God protected the city and it's people, the place was given the choicest word of God; the law and the prophets. The people were to share the word of God and bring forth fruit. There should have been an abundance of good fruit, but instead they brought forth wild grapes. They went to a different seed, the seed of false gods and false beliefs.

Isa 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
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?

God provided the seed of his word, His presence was in the temple and yet the people willfully disobeyed him. God does not force people to serve him. What more could he do? The fruit was wild, inferior, as if God had not planted his seed on fertile ground. The people behaved like pagans in the midst of Gods blessings and provision for them. America fits this description; we are ripe for judgment.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Isaiah 4 - His power, presence and protection

His power, presence and protection

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.

The filth of the daughters of Jerusalem will be cleansed of their sins by the blood of Jesus and the Baptism of His Spirit.

Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Mat 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

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 presence of the Lord will be with his people as in the time of Moses, only it will stay with them. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Exo 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
Exo 13:22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

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.

Jesus our refuge and our protection.

Psa 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psa 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Psa 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Isaiah 4 - The Branch

The Branch

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.

Speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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:
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;

Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Jer 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Jesus is also referred to as the vine, and we shall be called his branches bringing forth good fruit.

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

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 remnant that are trusting in the Messiah, shall live a life separated from the world and the bad lusts of the flesh. They shall be, holy, separated unto God. This is to be the life of the believer, the redeemed in Christ Jesus. We should not be as the proud, the arrogant and the sexually immoral, that the proud women of Zion represented.

2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

We are the branches of the Branch. He is the vine and we are to be like him. The blood of the Vine (Lamb) flows, to make us pure and able to bring forth His good fruit.

Eaglewings Ministries

Friday, December 15, 2006

Isaiah 4 - Take away our reproach

Take away our reproach

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.

In the day of their calamity, the day of shame and lack of respect. In the day when the men shall be few.

Isa 3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

There would be competition for the available men. They had been humbled and sought the covering of a man. Culturally a woman was to be a wife and mother, although, things were not right at this time, for the women were ruling over the men.

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.

Perhaps, they wanted the name of the man, but not the duties of a wife and mother. These were the same women who were independent, not submissive, proud and lustful. Now they seek a man to deliver them from shame, just being married was enough, forget the support, they would take care of themselves. Many today are married in name only, working and self sufficient. Sometimes a terrible time must come, to bring people back to God and his order of things. A woman should not marry just any man to take care of her empty feelings. Where is God in all this? Were they repentant and seeking God? A man or a woman cannot replace the worship of almighty God and a repentant heart.

Spiritually, some Christians are in name only, to take away their reproach. They go out into the world and do not trust him as provider and Lord. They make their own way apart from him. They are not Spirit led believers.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Isaiah 3 - Ornaments of shame

Ornaments of shame

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 LORD has two things he dislikes among the women of this time. He will judge their arrogance and pride; also their immoral seductive behavior.

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.

Babylon would invade Jerusalem, there would be great poverty and sickness. The women would be molested and defiled by the invaders; they would be shamed.

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,

In that day, they would no longer be so carried away with jewelry and ornaments, as described here.

Isa 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
Isa 3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
Isa 3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,
Isa 3:22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
Isa 3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.

All this was vanity, pride and of an unclean heart. The Bible says we are to have more concern for the heart, and our relationship to God.

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.

These would be terrible times, but we should also take heed and draw close to God, putting away vain pride and lustful behavior.This applies to men too.

Prov 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Prov 1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Prov 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Prov 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Prov 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

1 Pet 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1 Pet 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
1 Pet 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1 Pet 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Pet 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

1 Tim 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
1 Tim 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
1 Tim 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

Isa 3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
Isa 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

They would be taken as slaves, their ways would be changed. For sure the devil will not treat you well. Our hope is in the Lord, not empty vanity.

Psa 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psa 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Isaiah 1 Table of Contents

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Isaiah 3 - God Stands Up

God Stands Up

Isa 3:13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

God sees the unrighteous acts of people. He stands as both prosecutor, to plead the case for the oppressed people and he stands as judge of these evil people. When righteous Stephen spoke the gospel to the stiff-necked Jews, they were angry and stoned him, but Jesus at the right hand of the Father stood up, he stands up for justice and judgment.

Acts 7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Acts 7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
Acts 7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

Jesus put a stop to persecution, personally convicting and calling Saul, who we know as Paul the apostle.

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 voice of the Lord and the forefathers agree in judgment against an unrighteous people in power, who oppress the poor, indulging as many suffer and go without.

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.

They had better watch out, for God is the avenger.

1 Th 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
1 Th 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Th 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

Eaglewings Ministries


Monday, December 11, 2006

Isaiah 3 - Children oppress, women rule

Children oppress, women rule

Isa 3:11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

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.

Because they have left the counsel of God, children oppress them. Children are to obey their parents and the husband is to provide for and lead the family. If the family structure is destroyed the nation is weakened.

Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Mal 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Women rule over them, do I dare comment on this? What does the Bible say?

Gen 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

The idea of Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you is that the woman would desire to rule over her husband, yet God will ordain men to have the leader's role in the family.

Women rule over them: this was seen as a curse, not a blessing. Certainly, God may raise up particular women at particular times to be leaders in different spheres. Deborah (Judges 4-5) and Esther are examples of this. But this entirely different than a society where, in general, women rule over them. Such a society is cursed, not blessed. (Guzik)

O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

The leaders ignore God's commands and destroy the way of the paths, they destroy the way of their fathers, the way of Gods word.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Eaglewings Ministries

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Joint-heirs with Jesus

Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

2 Tim 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Bondage and fear come to the flesh from the devil and those who are in his control. Jesus has given us an inheritance with him. We are adopted into God's family, God is our Father. Abba, Daddy, a term of affection. Our past identity is gone. We belong to a new family.

2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Cor 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

LORD God, you are the Father of all who trust in you. Those who have no good earthly father, you are the eternal father. The creator of all. You will take care of your children. You are always faithful and true.

Joint-heirs with Jesus

Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Yes, the Spirit of God has made our human spirit alive. We were dead in spirit because Adam passed death onto us. All have sinned and were separated from God. But now, we are the children of God! Adopted into God's family by the Lord Jesus Christ who made the way by shedding his blood on the cross. As the Spirit raised him to new life, so we are raised and made alive in him.

Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Gal 4:7  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

We are identified in Christ Jesus, joined as heirs with Jesus. We are heirs of all that he is heir to; all things! While on earth, we shall suffer many things. The world hated Jesus and they will hate us, but we have overcone the world. We shall be like Jesus, glorified and eternal with all things given to us, surrounded by love and peace. What are the things of God that we receive? All power and dominion with him, all knowledge, love, the creation, all things, wow! Now we search the deep things of God by His Spirit and His word, that comes alive.

1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Cor 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

A song; It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus, Life's trials will seem so small When we see Christ; One glimpse of His dear face All sorrows will erase So bravely run the race Till we see Christ. (Esther Kerr Rusthoi)

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11  For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Heb 2:12  Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Heb 2:13  And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Restored Creation

Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

When Messiah Jesus returns to earth for the 1000 year reign he will restore all things. Even the creation will be at peace as described by the prophet:

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.
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.
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' (snakes) den.
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.

Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Travailing in birthpain, waiting for the restoration.

Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

When Messiah Jesus returns the earth will no longer be cursed, bringing forth thorns as Adam was also cursed for his transgression. Jesus is the last Adam bringing righteousness and restoration. Ours also is a ministry of restoration, bringing life wherever we go.

1 Cor 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

LORD God we ask for fruit unto righteousness. Give us your Spirit to bring life to a cursed world. Help us to find others to bring into your glorious Kingdom. Where there was strife, let their be peace. Where there is confusion may your truth set them free. Where there is darkness, may your light shine bright. Restore souls into your fellowship. May love prevail and joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Holy Spirit Intercession

Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

The Spirit of God searches our hearts if we are in Christ and brings our needs to God. This verse has been used to give blessings to your tongues speaking prayer language. Making utterances from the heart that only God can understand. If we can pray , we do so in words, but if we do not know how to pray what is on our heart, the Spirit brings our requests (groanings) to our Father in heaven.

Rom 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

And He that searches the hearts, our Father hears the intercessions of the Spirit for us, according to the will of God. The Spirit will not request things that may be of a wrong spirit in our hearts. For example, a teen may be a Christian but immature, wishing to commit suicide. The Spirit of God will make intercessions not according to her wrong thinking but according to God's will and purpose. Perhaps a prayer for strength and truth or a similar positive request, which is the true need of the heart.

I have heard from some who were abused as children and called out to God and the abuse continued. Now when God has made himself available at a later age they feel God never heard their prayers, or that God does not love them. Listen, God hears all sincere prayers of a desperate heart. His time of deliverance will come, the time when you will be able to make choices and truly be free. It is through Christ Jesus that we have our prayers answered. God has no obligation to answer every prayer, but through Christ Jesus he hears our prayers; spoken or from the groanings of our heart. Jesus is the way to God who is the caring Father of all who believe in him.

All things for good

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

This is one of those "most important" promises of God. All things, all circumstances, work together for good if we love God and belong to him through Jesus Christ. I have seen cancer patients smile as they were about to die, knowing they would soon be in the presence of the Lord. This is our hope again. Waiting for the redemption of our body and the wonderful inheritance of the children of light.

Wait you say, this verse is about dying? No it is about living! We live forever in the glorious promises of God. We are kept in him by the blood of Jesus. It is more then loving God, even the heathens can say they love God. The rooms are full of people with the message of love, but many are not of God, called according to His purpose. We are called. What is His purpose? To conform us to the image of his son Jesus. To love God with all our hearts and others as ourself. To bring fruit to him, to glorify him by our fruit.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Does God have a specific purpose for us? Yes, we are called unto good works which God prepared beforehand.

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

We are to do His will for his pleasure, this will brings us the greatest happiness. Seeking happiness apart from God will bring emptiness. God fills us with all good things.

Phil 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

As children of God we obey our father who trains us to do what is best. As Jesus received a cup, we are given a calling. As he obeyed, we obey learning to hear and walk in step with the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Let's see this wonderful verse again.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Isaiah 3 - Evil Hearts, Evil Ways

Evil Hearts, Evil Ways

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.

What has caused them to fall? Their tongue and their doings are against the Lord. Their words are not respectful to God, they speak evil things.

Mat 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Mat 15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Their doings, were evil as well; idolatry and fornication, the fruit of evil hearts.

Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Isa 3:9 The show 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.

They look evil, their eyes are wicked, their words spout forth blasphemy and corrupt words. They glory in their sins as Sodom; gay pride, even legislating immorality, passing laws for evil works and laws prohibiting the teaching of God's word. Open tolerance of every evil way in the name of free speech, while limiting the things of God. Woe unto their soul!

Ezek 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

They have rewarded evil, they openly defy the old ways of righteousness. They call the forefathers hypocrites for failing to keep the Biblical standard; but they themselves have thrown away the Bible, the truth of God and made their own evil hearts their truth. They have rewarded evil and outlawed the light and truth of God. This was not just for Israel, but for our nation today.

Isa 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Judgment may fall upon all the nation because of sin, but God shall keep the righteous, those in Christ Jesus, they shall reap the fruit of righteousness. They have the comforter and the peace of God.

Psa 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Psa 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Psa 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa 37:32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
Psa 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psa 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Eaglewings Ministries

Friday, December 8, 2006

Isaiah 3 - A Nation away from God

A Nation away from God

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.

stay : support

The LORD of hosts, does take away from rebelling Jerusalem and from Judah, their support; their staff, all types of support; their bread and water.

Isa 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Isa 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

They will be stripped of all their might and honor; their armies, their judges, their prophet of false prophecy of wealth and pleasures; the prudent seers and diviners, the elders and leaders. The leaders of the military, the honourable, (armorbearer), trusted men. and wise men, the counselor and advice giver, the wise builders and craftsmen, and the eloquent speakers. God is removing the strength that makes a nation strong. This is happening in our country, as the rebellion of the 60's redefines America. We have lost our industry and skilled craftsmen, we rely on foreign powers, so far we still have food and water, but that could be cut off too.

Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

Immature leaders with small ideas shall rule over them.

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.

Everyone will be seeking their own thing, suing one another over trivial things; crime and injustice. Children shall accuse and manipulate the parents, there will be no respect for authority.

2 Tim 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Tim 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Tim 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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:

People will exalt those who look good, who are TV stars or movie stars and have them rule over them. Take care of this mess; drugs, rebellion, gangs, prisons full, etc.

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.

The ruler will say, there isn't enough money, perhaps he will raise taxes and oppress you more? Letting foreign peoples come in illegally and receive welfare when no one has enough. Not enough jobs, not enough help. All trust in immature leaders after their own immature judgment. Seek God, seek his word and His will. Without him, a nation is cursed.

Psa 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psa 37:40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

Isaiah 1 Table of Contents

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Isaiah 2 - Day of the LORD

Day of the LORD

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.

Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Israel had become a sinful, rebellious nation worshipping other gods. They were wealthy and proud, but the day of the LORD will come. They will hide themselves in caves and in the rocks.

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.
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:

Psa 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

Isa 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
Isa 2:14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
Isa 2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
Isa 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
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.

All the things that man has made and exalts himself with, shall be brought down. Remember the Titanic? The captain boasted that even God couldn't sink that ship and on the first voyage; they struck an iceberg and they sank.

Acts 12:21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
Acts 12:22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.
Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

God is not impressed with our pride. Exalt the LORD.

Isa 2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
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.
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.

Luke 23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
Luke 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
Luke 23:31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

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;
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.
Isa 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

Stop glorifying men and wealth and possessions. They will not save you.

Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Eaglewings Ministries

Monday, December 4, 2006

Isaiah2 - Bowing to Idols

Bowing to Idols

Isa 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Come out of the darkness of sin and walk in the light of God's truth.

Psa 4:6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

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.

They have left their covenant promise to God and have followed the false mystics from the East. They have pleased themselves with the pleasures of the ungodly. Perhaps these false ones are as those we hear from today, wanting you to be open minded, inviting in false doctrines and tempting heresies, they say; be tolerant, be at ease in Zion with the pleasures of sin.

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:

The land is full of worldly treasures as today, two cars in every garage, the land is full of horses and chariots. The were making these things more important than God.

Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

If blessed by God, bless others. Use your wealth to benefit the kingdom of God. Wealth is not bad if it is used for God's glory, and we still trust in our Lord.

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:

They worshipped idols and man made possessions.

Isa 2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

The common man and the great, bowed down to idols: therefore forgive them not. A stern warning that God is a jealous God. They were not keeping His commandments.

Exo 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4 Thou shalt not makeunto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exo 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo 20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Eaglewings Ministries

Friday, December 1, 2006

Isaiah 2 - World Peace

World Peace

Isa 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

What time will this be? During the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ. It takes place in Judah, in the city of Jerusalem; the holy city.

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.

Jerusalem is on four hills; Zion, Acra, Bezetha and Moriah. The temple mount was believed to be on Mt. Moriah. The Lord's house shall be on Mt. Zion in the last days. He shall be exalted and rule over all nations.

Psa 132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
Psa 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
Psa 132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Psa 132:16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
Psa 132:17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
Psa 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

They shall flow unto it. This is no Disneyland of fantasy things, this is almighty God, the Son of God come a second time to be the everlasting King. The saints shall return with him and there will be living flesh people, enjoying a restored earth of peace.

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.

Out of Zion shall go forth the law, to rule the nations in righteousness, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

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.

With Jesus as judge, there will be no bribery or corruption. He shall rebuke, correct, reason with many people. No more wars, while satan is in the bottomless pit; no wars between nations, no weapons needed, they will be turned into farming tools. The land will no longer be cursed but will yield abundantly. It will be as the garden of Eden.

The Prophet Micah was also active in Isaiahs time. Micah spoke the same prophecy by inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Jesus makes all the difference. If only the nations would turn to him now. Most of those who seek world peace now, have rejected Jesus. There will be no world peace until satan is removed and the Lord Jesus Christ is crowned king of this world.