Sunday, January 28, 2007

Isaiah 9 - Names of Jesus

Names of Jesus

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 prophecy concerning Jesus Christ, spoken 700 years before he came. Here is a wonderful list of the names of Jesus. A child is born, not an angel; God is now, I AM. The child is born by faith 700 years before he was born. By faith we believe the report that he was born over 2000 years ago, and is the Living Word of God, come into a human body.

When he returns again he shall rule the nations.

Mat 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
Mat 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Mat 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

His name shall be called Wonderful; Jesus is God in a human body.

Psa 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.


Jer 33:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
Jer 33:2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Jer 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father:

Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Jesus is not the Father, but is one with Him.

John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

The Prince of Peace.

Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Eaglewings Ministries

Friday, January 26, 2007

Isaiah 9 - Joy in the Messiah

Joy in the Messiah

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.

Thou, Messiah, looking to the future of his coming to Galilee with great numbers following him.

Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

They joy before thee as at a feast of harvest or at the time of victory when the treasures of the enemy are divided.

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.

Judg 7:20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
Judg 7:21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
Judg 7:22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

As Gideon broke the pitchers, Jesus would break the yoke of sin and the ceremonial laws.

Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

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.

The broken pitchers and trumpets brought confusion to the enemy.

James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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.

Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

1 Cor 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

The burning of the bloody gloves of war, is a symbol 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.
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.
Isa 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Jesus brings peace, first in our hearts and then to the nations at his second coming.

Eaglewings Ministries

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Isaiah9 - Out of the darkness, a great light

Out of the darkness, a great light

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.

The tribe of Zebulan, the first born of Leah and Jacob. Jacob's blessing to Zebulan:

Gen 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

Gen 30:7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
Gen 30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

The tribe of Naphtali; Jacobs blessing to Naphtali:

Gen 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

Judg 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field.

The northern tribes of Zebulan and Naphtali will be the first to be invaded by Assyria, at the sea of Galilee.

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.

This is similar to Isaiah 60:1:

Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Out of the darkness, a light will arise. In the region of Galilee the Savior will come. Jesus spent most of his ministry near the Sea of Galilee. God would bless this region: the first to be invaded and the first to see the Messiah.

Isaiah 1 Table of Contents

Monday, January 22, 2007

Isaiah 8 - Prepare by seeking light, not darkness

Prepare by seeking light, not darkness

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?

Being concerned about the coming invasion, why seek the occult? Why seek the darkness and the dead for the help of the living? Is not God the God of your help? Is he not the God of the living?

Mark 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

Psa 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

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.

You have the law and the testimony, the word of God and the stories in the Bible. If you have any truth or light in you, rely on these.

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.

They walk past the word of life, with no hunger for it. When the need comes and they become hungry for help and wisdom, they worry and are upset, crying and complaining, because they did not hunger for God's truth. They curse the president and those in authority and they blame God for their problems.

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.

They see the troubles on the earth and rather than seeking God, they are driven to darkness. Dark despair, depression, false religion, and evil thoughts.

Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Eaglewings Ministries

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Genesis 2 - Garden of Eden

Garden of Eden

Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

This seems to be an account with a bit more detail about some of the creation story. The information was probably passed down from Adam and then Noah, from generation to generation; or perhaps given directly to Moses from God.

Num 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
Num 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
Num 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

We accept the account as God gave it. We need not seek to fit the Bible to the world's thinking, that changes year by year. We accept by faith.

Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Gen 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

God made every plant and herb in an environment where there was no rain, but the mist covered the earth. Man had not yet been created, though the vegetation was for his food and enjoyment.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Now we hear more details of how man was made. Man's body was not made from anything special. Dust is not much, until God puts his hands on it and creates the wonderfully made body. A body similar to the animals but with unique features. A mind was given, greater than any animal. Most important was that God breathed His breath of life into man, making him a living soul.

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:...

He was created a spiritual being, after the spiritual likeness of God.

Eccl 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

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.

Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

God placed the man in a garden paradise, an ideal place for him.

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!

The environmental movement; trying to preserve wilderness and trees, comes from a natural desire placed in man. Probably those living in crowded cities are the ones who are most active in preserving the forests. The problem is, they began to worship nature more than God. The garden was a dwelling place made by God for man. His fellowship was with God, who created him in His image for fellowship

Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

God made trees for the garden, lovely trees like the redwood and the weeping willow, and trees good for food; pine nuts, pecans, peaches, oranges, apple, cherry, all the wonderful fruit trees. One different tree was planted as a test, for Adam was given a free will. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Obeying God is to walk in the Spirit and fellowship with him forever. To disobey God, creates sin, that which is evil. God did not create evil. A man's disobedience created evil. All that God created was good.

Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Gen 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Gen 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Gen 2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

The location of Eden is not known. From this description of the rivers, it may have been in the region of Babylon, which now is a symbol of the corruption of the world. Remember, that our Paradise is with God, not on earth. The rivers then, were no doubt changed after the flood of Noah's time.

Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

God put man in the garden, not to lay around all day, but to dress it and to keep it. He was the vine dresser, the tree trimmer, the gardener. The fruit picker and the bean picker. Man was created to work.

Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Obeying God is to walk in the Spirit and fellowship with him forever. To disobey God, creates sin, that which is evil. God did not create evil. A man's disobedience created evil. All that God created was good. Was the fruit bad to eat, I don't know. It is best to see the tree as off limits. The only restriction given to man. The fruit of the tree was not poison, but the fruit of disobedience would bring a curse with it. He would not be able to eat of the tree of (eternal) life.

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.

The tree was a source of temptation, now God sees the loneliness of Adam and says it is not good. Was not God enough? Being flesh, he needed flesh to comfort. The dog was loyal, but not on the same level to fellowship with. God was going to make him a help meet, something he would be ideally suited for.

Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

What about dinosaurs? The word said that animals were created before man.

On the fifth day they were created and on the sixth day, man was created.

Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. They were all vegetarians. I believe they were all peaceful including the dinosaurs and that killing and meat eating occurred after the fall of Adam.

Adam named every living creature. I see this as all, living creatures.

Gen 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Animals were not suitable companions for Adam. Adam was not created dumb or as an ape. He was highly intelligent and creative, finding names for every animal. He was their master, for he was given dominion over them. I do not see angry beasts, but animals enjoying the bountiful earth, the provision of God.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Isaiah8 - Prepare for the invasion

Prepare for the invasion

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,
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.

The LORD, Adonai, spoke to Isaiah, warning him to not live the way this people does. Do not regard as an alliance what this people calls alliance and don't fear what they fear, nor you be so afraid as they.

Isa 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

Isa 8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Consecrate the LORD. Let Him be the object of your fear and awe.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

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.

Jer 17:12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
Jer 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

But for both houses of Israel, He shall be a stumbling stone and a rock of offence; a trap and a snare.

Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Isa 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

Many of the people shall stumble and fall and be captured.

Eaglewings Ministries

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Isaiah 8 - Overflowing river

Overflowing river

Isa 8:5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
Isa 8:6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
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:

Jerusalem was once named Shiloh, the stream of water that ran from Mount Zion was called Shiloah.

"The little stream of Shiloah sprung from Mount Zion on the southwesterly side of Jerusalem. It flowed as softly as oil without any murmur. Jerusalem's existence and continuation depended on it." (Bultema)

Judah had forsaken the God of Mount Zion and the living waters, for the gods of Assyria, where flowed the mighty Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The LORD uses a metaphor to contrast the gentle peace of God's spirit, flowing smoothly from Mount Zion to the hoards of Assyria, rushing over them like a river overflowing it's banks. Peace is found in the God of Israel, when they worship and obey Him.

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.

The armies of Assyria would pass over Judah and onto Syria, with destructive force. The ten Northern tribes of Israel would be conquered and no longer exist as a nation, but Judah would survive. King Hezekiah and Jerusalem survived because Hezekiah gave them the gold and silver from the temple. They had an arrangment.

2 Ki 18:13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.
2 Ki 18:14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.
2 Ki 18:15 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house.
2 Ki 18:16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

...thy land, O Immanuel.

The prophesy gives the rightful owner of the land of Jerusalem as Immanuel; God owned the land. God would come again, Immanuel, King Jesus to inherit the land in the end times. The people of Judah were looking for this king to rule in the first coming, but first he must have gone to the cross, to cleanse us from our sins. O Immanuel, what a savior you are.

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.

Resist the Assyrians and you will be broken to pieces, speaking to Syria, Israel and Judah. Why? Because God is using Assyria against you, to chastise you. You would not obey God, so he is sending an enemy nation, even if the nation does not believe in God, he can use them to punish those he chooses to correct. Are we listening to this?

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.

As a messenger of God, Isaiah warns them not to counsel together, no cabinet meetings on how to defend themselves or defeat the enemy, because God has spoken. His word is with them and He is well aware of what is coming. It is the will of God.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Genesis 1+2 - fourth-seventh days

Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Plants were created, illuminated by the light that God provided. Each was according to it's own kind. They were created as mature seed producing plants. There could be variations, but each was according to its kind. Grass cannot be a tree. An apple is not mixed with an orange, they are separate kinds.

Rev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

The third day brought all kinds of plant life. All that God does is good.

I believe that all plants originally were for good, but after the fall of Adam, the ground was cursed and God brought forth briars and poisenous plants. Plants that were addictive like marijuana, tobacco, opium poppies, were the result of sin.

The fourth day

Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Lights, in the heavens: the stars and galaxies. There are millions of galaxies; they are beyond our measure.

Psa 147:4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

The sun and the moon for day and night for dividing day and night. These would be faithful, as God is faithful, seasons: spring, summer, summer and fall. For days, for moon cycles, for months and years, they were established to run in a predictable orbit.

Eccl 1:5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

The sun has always risen and set again, except for one day.

Josh 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
Josh 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
Josh 10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

With God on our side, all things are possible.

The fifth day

Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Fish and sea creatures, and water fowl and all birds were created together, they did not evolve from the sea. The waters have an abundant and plentiful variety of living creatures, from Giant sea creatures to minute organisms. Explorers are still finding new species of life in the depths of the ocean. Varieties that were thought extinct have been brought up in the nets of fishermen. The closer we examine the creation, the more we see the master designer in all things. The sea creatures and birds are created according to their own kind. There are canaries in a cage whistling tunes, the red winged blackbirds singing like glass wind chimes, and pelicans diving beak first from the sky, to feed its big scooped beak. All according to their kind, beautifully created by our Lord.

Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Let me say, that when watching nature film on TV, that it is best to turn off the narrator, for it is all about evolution. The world pretends that there is no God, and all came about by chance. There is no chance that they will escape the judgement of God. Science that started with facts has turned to theory and religion; worshipping the creation and not the creator.

1 Tim 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 1 Tim 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith....

Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

The sixth day

Gen 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Gen 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

God created the animals next, every living creature after his kind, cattle, domestic animals and creeping things, lizards and snakes, the beasts, the jungle animals again, after his own kind. God said this often, so evolution has no truth to stand on. God's word is truth.

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God said, Let us, plural for God, make man in our image, after our likeness:

God is a Spirit, we must be made spiritually in the image of God.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Man was created with a soul and a spirit from God. He was created for fellowship with God, he thinks and he feels and he is emotional. He has moral judgement, from his conscience. He is creative and can fashion things from his mind. He was created to love God and his fellow man. He was created with language and reason

Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God blessed, and said, be fruitful and multiply. There was no incest prohibition, because all was pure and blessed of God. Sin brought corruption to humans and laws were given to not breed with close relatives. Some question this, that is why I am jumping ahead.

Man was given dominion over all the life on earth. He was created to be master over all animals and fish and over every living thing on earth. This authority was given to him by God. To remain in authority he must serve God and make him Lord. Later we will see that satan caused man to sin, so mankind became servants of sin, they had a sin nature, instead of the nature of God. The god of sin is the devil, so satan stole dominion away from man. Because man fell, animals fear men, for they are not peaceful.

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.
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.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Jesus restored dominion to those who serve him. As a man, he lived a perfect life and gave himself to restore us to God and the authority we had as children of God.

Gen 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Apparently man was created as a vegetarian.

Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Every beast of the earth, lions tigers and bears incuded, were created to eat vegetation. It was the fall of Adam and eve and the resulting curse that caused man and beast to kill flesh and eat. blood was required for sin. Many animals were given as sin offerings and the flesh eaten.

Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Six days were required to create the heavens and the earth and all life found therein. This was an over view of the creation. Chapter two will get into details.

The seventh day

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Does God need rest? No, be we do. We need time to rest from the cares of life, the demanding work that requires our full attention.

Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

The Seventh day was sanctified, set aside to God. A holy day, a day of rest from labor. The seventh day was a type and shadow of the rest we would have in Jesus. As Christians we are sanctified to God, set aside to Him every day. Jesus is our rest. If you choose to keep the Sabbath day, it is your choice, not a command for the non-Jew.

Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Col 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

God created all in six days; all living creatures after it's kind. On the seventh day he rested. Seven is the number of fullness. There are seven days in a week. Jesus is the fullness of God. The perfect man, the perfect sacrifice, the perfect peace and rest of God. He spoke the perfect Word of God, is the perfect Son of God and has perfected us through faith in His finished work on the cross.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Isaiah 7 - Mahershalkalhashbaz


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.
Isa 8:2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

Isaiah was to write plainly on a scroll, for everyone to read concerning Mahershalkalhashbaz, which means speed to the spoil, hurry to the plunder.The prophecy was concerning Assyria coming swiftly to defeat Syria and Israel; a promise to king Ahaz. Two witnesses are needed to establish a truth. Uriah and Zechariah, were witnesses to the written message.

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.

This was the name of their son; Mahershalalhashbaz, Isaiah's wife would conceive. She may have been a prophetess, but probably this was a name given meaning, the wife of the prophet.

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.

Assyria was coming before the child could speak mama, abba; to take the spoil of Syria and Israel.


Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Isaiah 7 - As Flies and Bees

As Flies and Bees

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.

Because Ahaz would not listen to God, The LORD spoke to him of coming disaster. The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people. They might have lived in peace, but they were stubborn.

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.
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.

The LORD will whistle to the Assyrians, in which Ahaz tried to befriend, even worshipping their Gods, and they will come in swarms. The Egyptians would come too, as flies and the Assyrians as bees, to sting; they will be everywhere.

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.

The LORD will hire them to come and humble them by shaving the head and legs and also consume the beard. The Assyrians were known for their cruelty and torture of their enemies.

The prophet Jonah refused to go to them, because he wanted the Lord to destroy them, instead he took a boat to Tarshish. But the LORD made him return to witness to them, and they repented.

Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

To shave off the beard of an Oriental was an unbearable shame to him and was a sign of great sadness and mourning as well as despicable slavery. (Bultema)

Isa 7:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
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.

This would be all that would remain of their possessions; a little milk and butter and honey from the land. Their agriculture would be ruined.

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.

Briers and thorns will replace the vineyards and fields of grain.

Isa 7:24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
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 land shall become a grazing place for oxen and lesser domestic cattle; sheep and goats. All this, because Ahaz refused to take the LORD's offer of help.

Created in the Image of God

Readers Comment:

Scripture says that mankind was created in God's image, but God is not of the flesh, therefore, they must mean intellectually -- not by our looks and if you're so smart, earth can also mean soiled land (other planets).  We are what we are because we create and improve upon ourselves.
We were created as spiritual beings...must worship God in Spirit and in truth
We were created to love
We were created with language and reason
We are creative
Jesus restored us in His image, the second person of the Trinity, we are made eternal spirit beings; this is the image of God, which was created to worship God, not self or another man or idol.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Isaiah 7 - Sign of Immanuel

Sign of Immanuel

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?

Hear ye now, pay attention King Ahaz and also Judah, the house of David. Your unbelief wears out men, but will you make God weary too? Unbelief grieves the Holy Spirit of God.

Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

In our Internet chat rooms, negative unbelief or even worse false god worship, grieves the Holy Spirit. It cannot be allowed to continue, for it leads to division and strife.

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.

You would not ask for a sign, but you and the house of David will be given a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Praise God! Through Isaiah, God speaks to the future coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was spoken some 700 years before he came, describing a miracle birth; a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son. Also the name is given; Immanuel, God with us.

Mat 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Mat 1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

This is a very important sign, given in the face of unbelief. Faith would be required to receive this promise. Faith that would mean salvation. Salvation is by faith in Immanuel, then and now.

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Isa 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Psa 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

The blessings of the promise to Abraham.

Deu 32:9 For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Deu 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
Deu 32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Deu 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
Deu 32:14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.

...that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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.

Before the coming of Immanuel, the land that you defile, king Ahaz, the land that God established for righteousness, you have turned into wicked idolatry. The land of Israel and Judah shall have both her kings removed. The kings and people would be removed to Babylon, only a remnant remaining. Your salvation will depart because you did not trust in the God of your people and Immanuel who shall come.

Eaglewings Ministries

Sunday, January 7, 2007

False honor

False honor

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.

Speaking through Isaiah, the LORD had promised to deliver Judah if Ahaz trusted in Him. Now he gives Ahaz an open door: ask for a sign to prove me and I will give it to you. This is the way the old testament Jews sought for proof.

1 Cor 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

There should not be a need for a sign, but because of Ahaz' unbelief, God was willing to give him a sign.

They Jewish leaders asked for signs from Jesus too.

Mat 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
Mat 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;...

Mark 8:11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
Mark 8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Isa 7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

Oh how spiritual this sounds, but is disobeying God a spiritual thing? What a hypocrite; he never intended to obey God.

Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

So many we witness to, pretend to want to know answers about God, but in truth they are just playing a game. They have already made up their mind, not believing or even blaming God, instead of coming to Him and obeying Him. God gave His Son, to redeem us from death and hell; yet many smugly refuse this, thinking themselves as clever, while trusting in lesser gods.

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

It is never clever or wise to disobey God. Hear him, study his word, pray and obey your God. Do not be as Ahaz, refusing His offer of deliverance. Ahaz was an idolater.

Eaglewings Ministries

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Isaiah 7 - Unbelief of Ahaz

Unbelief of Ahaz

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;

Isaiah is given detailed instructions from God. They are to be followed, not ignored. Why would God use someone who will not listen to and follow him? He was to go meet King Ahaz, of Judah, at this certain place and to bring Isaiah's son, Shearjashub; the name meaning, a remnant shall return. The son's name was also a message to the king.

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.

God spoke this message to Ahaz; take heed and be quiet. Apparently like us at times, we get excited and worried about things, when are to be still, seek God and obey him. Fear not, for the fierce anger of the kings of Syria and Israel, are as to God as smoking burnt out torches. Let God be your deliverer, often we see defeats of the past as coming to us again, it is the devils smoke. Stand fast and trust the LORD.

Isa 7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
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:

The two enemy kings desire to make a breach in the wall of Jerusalem, remove you as king and set up their own king to rule Judah.

Isa 7:7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.

God said, it will not happen. Can Ahaz trust God, after so much idolatry in serving foreign Gods? Again America comes to mind, not wanting God until there is no way out, then they sing God Bless America.

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.

God points to the future, in 65 years Israel will no longer be a people, but taken captive.

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.

Ahaz would not believe in God as his help, but would trust in the gods of Syria. His unbelief would bring him to death and hell. Those who inherit eternal life believe in God and His promises.

2 Chr 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.
2 Chr 28:23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
2 Chr 28:24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
2 Chr 28:25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God of his fathers.

Isaiah 1 Table of Contents

Genesis 1 - In the beginning GOD

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
In the beginning of all creation, there was God, elohiym, the plural name for God. From the beginning the triune God is mentioned. We know Him as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He created and fashioned the heaven, (the sky) and the earth.
Isa 48:13  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The earth was without form and void of life. It was dark, light is required to see form. The Holy Spirit moved upon the face of the waters.
Isa 45:18  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
The Holy Spirit of God moved across the waters of the created earth and seas.

Gen 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The Word spoke; let there be light: and there was light. God the Son spoke and it was so.
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Gen 1:4  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
The sun had not yet been created. Perhaps the light was from God himself, his light, his presence and his truth.

Gen 1:5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
He divided the light from the darkness, his light from the darkness, and he called the darkness night. The first day was created, the first day of creation.

Gen 1:6  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
All was wet, the air and atmosphere were a blanket of water. This water was separated from the bodies of water. This was not like rain, for the first rain came at Noahs time. Probably a heavy mist.

Gen 1:7  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
The firmament is just the air space dividing the waters.

Gen 1:8  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The heaven, the atmosphere and clouds and this was the second day of creation.

Gen 1:9  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Gen 1:10  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
The land appeared separated from the seas.

Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Plants were created, illuminated by the light that God provided.
Rev 22:5  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13  And the evening and the morning were the third day.
The third day brought all kinds of plant life. All that God does is good.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Isaiah7 - Alliance against Judah

Alliance against Judah

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.

Judah was separated from Israel. An alliance was formed between Israel and Syria to war against Judah. The grandson of King Uzziah was ruling. He was the wicked Ahaz, who worshipped foreign gods and even brought them to the temple in Jerusalem.

2 Ki 16:1 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.
2 Ki 16:2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.
2 Ki 16:3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.

He burned his son to the god, Molech. Sacrificing children to a god sounds awful, yet, today millions of unborn are sacrificed to the god of self and pleasure.

2 Ki 16:4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

He worshipped pagan gods in their ways.

2 Chr 28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
2 Chr 28:5 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
2 Chr 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.

One Hundred twenty thousand of Judas best fighting men were killed in one day, because they forsook the God of Israel and his protection was removed from them.

2 Chr 28:7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah that was next to the king.
2 Chr 28:8 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

The mighty men of Ephraim, a tribe of Israel captured two hundred thousand from Judah and brought them to Samaria, but a prophet was there with a message.

2 Chr 28:9 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.
2 Chr 28:10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?

You have captured your kinsmen from Judah, all sons of Jacob, now have they done any worse than you in sinning against the Lord?

Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

2 Chr 28:11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you.

2 Chr 28:15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

Mat 25:42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Mat 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Mat 25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Mat 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

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.

The hearts of the people of Judah were as their wicked king Ahaz, they were fearful. Israel and Syria were allied together and Judah was, trembling, as trees moved by the wind, yet they would not trust their one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Isaiah 6 - No Listening to God

No Listening to God

Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Go tell the people God's message. God knows that they do not hear Him.

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.

Because of their lack of hearing, God gives them over to fatness of heart, heavy sluggish ears, shut, sleeping eyes, to make it even harder for them to be converted.

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Many today claim to be Christians, but are dull of hearing, have eyes that do not want to see God's word and are self centered.

Prov 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
Prov 6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Prov 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

There are spiritual sluggards too.

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,
Isa 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

Keep talking to these people who will not listen until their city is destroyed and they go into captivity. They cannot blame God, for he warned them.

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.

One in ten shall remain in the land or shall return to the land, but they shall also receive more judgement from God. The holy seed, those of God would be from this number.

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.

Isa 10:21 The remnant shallreturn, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Isaiah 6 - Send Me LORD

Send Me LORD

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.

Isaiah was undone, as a man of flesh to see the King of Kings in a vision.

Deu 4:23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
Deu 4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Exo 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Mat 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

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:
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.

Was this real, or was it a vision? Were his sin's really removed? Yes, he was chosen of God, there would be nothing in the way if he trusted in Him and his promises. Unbelief is what hinders us; looking at our sins and failings. If we do see them, that is a first step, then we let God have them. For us, it is trust in Jesus; for Isaiah, it was faith in God and obedience to his words. His lips were free of sin, he would have a speaking gift, not tongues, but a better gift; the clear speaking forth of prophesy. Speaking clearly the word of God.

1 Cor 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
1 Cor 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
1 Cor 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
1 Cor 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Isaiah now had lips that were ready to speak.

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.

Here am I, a faithful servant relying on what he would receive from God. Here am I, send me.

Moses was not so quick to respond.

Exo 4:10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
Exo 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Exo 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

Isaiah saw the vision and the call, and he was ready to go forth as the LORD sends him. May we be as Isaiah, LORD, Here I am, send me! Let no unbelief hinder the call of God.

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Monday, January 1, 2007

Isaiah 6 - Vision of Almighty God

Vision of Almighty God

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.

Who was king Uzziah?

2 Chr 26:3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
2 Chr 26:4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.
2 Chr 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
2 Chr 26:6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
2 Chr 26:7 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.
2 Chr 26:8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt;
for he strengthened himself exceedingly.
2 Chr 26:9 Moreover
Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.
2 Chr 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle,
both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
2 Chr 26:11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
2 Chr 26:12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand and six hundred.
2 Chr 26:13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
2 Chr 26:14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.
2 Chr 26:15
And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
2 Chr 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
2 Chr 26:17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
2 Chr 26:18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.
2 Chr 26:19
Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
2 Chr 26:20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
2 Chr 26:21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
2 Chr 26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
2 Chr 26:23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

Uzziah was a mighty king, but in the end he overstepped his authority and burned incense on the altar. This was the duty of God's priests and the son's of Aaron. Because of this he was stricken with leprosy until his death. Perhaps Isaiah was pondering his life and all the good and mighty acts that he accomplished, and how the one transgression caused him to perish. Then he sees a vision of God.

Isaiah saw a vision of the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. God does not share his glory with man. If we obey him he blesses, if we transgress, under the law he brings judgment. God is lifted up His glory fills the temple. He is the absolute power and authority over all nations and all creation. We must understand this.

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.

Above the throne in heaven are angels flying; having six wings, two covering his face, two covering his feet and with two each did fly. Why were there faces and feet covered? We can look to Moses in the presence of God in the burning bush.

Exo 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Exo 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

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.

The triune God is applied in the words; holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts, the Lord of all angels and creation. The creation, the whole earth is full of His glory. All creation reveals the glory of God, not to be worshipped as God, but to point to the creator.

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 temple was shaken, and the house filled with smoke. The smoke of incense, or perhaps the shekinah glory of God.

2 Chr 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
2 Chr 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

How mighty is the only true God, the God of Israel.