Monday, July 9, 2007

Isaiah 22 - Nails and Vessels

Nails and Vessels

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 shall be given the key of king David (vs 22) and the LORD will establish him on the throne of David, because he was faithful. A metaphor is used , of him fastened as a nail, in a sure place. Nails hold things secure. As a cabinet maker, nails are used to secure wood together to create something useful.

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.

He shall have all the honor and authority of king David, his offspring shall be blessed. the vessels shall hang on nails or pegs, from the small vessels and also vessels of flagons, the skin storage bottles. As a type of Christ I see the vessels as the spiritual offspring of Jesus, vessels for the masters use. Each held secure by the one who was nailed securely to the cross, to atone for our sins.

Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Rom 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

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.

This applies to the wicked treasurer, Shebna, in verse 15. The LORD was sending the invader to take him away, rolling him away as a ball.

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.

If Eliakim is a type of Christ, then Shebna could be a type of Judas Iscariot. He was given authority and because of his love of money, he betrayed his master's trust. The nail of authority, the presence of the Holy Spirit, was removed from him. He wouldbe destroyed. We must be faithful and not fall to the temptations of the world, for we have been given the authority of Christ to do his work.

Isaiah 22

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