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When we are honestly seeking the promotion of Christ's glory and cause, we will rejoice in whoever He may use.

ISAIAH 1, Verses 1-15

We shall not comment on every chapter in this book as some may find it hard to understand. However, if you have the time, read the chapters omitted. Commencing with Isaiah, to the end of the Old Testament, we have seventeen books of scripture, which foretell the future. No one but God can tell the future correctly. God spoke to these prophets, and told them what to say. But He has told us that all these things happened and all were written for our instruction and warning. 1 Corinthians 10:11. Prophecy is mostly about the earth, not heaven. Isaiah gives us the greatest and longest view of the future of the world. The other prophets take up little sections of the future. Isaiah lived during the reign of four kings of Judah, or roughly from 765 BC to 700 BC.

Is 1:1-9 A summary of the whole book of Isaiah; God loved Israel very much, but because they had turned away from Him, He must punish Judah and its capital Jerusalem for all their wickedness. The other 10 tribes had already been taken away into captivity. This terrible event should have shown them that God had carried out His warnings, and had allowed the 10 tribes (the kingdom of Israel) to be carried away captive. They never have been brought back (about 2,700 years ago). But the kingdom of Judah went right on in their own sinfulness.

Is 1:10-15 All their religious acts was just a sham. God hates this pretense.


Every Bible ought to be bound in shoe leather.

ISAIAH 1, Verses 16-31

Is 1:16-20 Wonderful verses. God pleads with them. No matter how bad they were, if they would only turn to God, He would cleanse them.

Is 1:16-17 Notice the last 4 words of verse 16 and first 4 words of verse 17. We must act in this order. Are we?

Is 1:18-20 The Lord was not overlooking their sins, but wanted them to know that if they would only realize the seriousness of their sins, He would gladly welcome them to come to Him and speak about them. We can use this verse in preaching the gospel today because really it is the same story, except that the blood of Christ has been shed. For them it was a national turning to the Lord. For us, it is individual.

Is 1:21-23 But they would not listen. Just like the world today.

Is 1:24-31 Nevertheless God is going to bring salvation to them in the end. This salvation is on the earth, and takes place after we believers are gone to be with the Lord Jesus.


All Bible truths are practical, not theoretical. If we are growing in knowledge, we should be growing in grace. (2 Peter 3:18)


Is 2:1-4 A glimpse into the far-distant future of Judah. After the seven years of tribulation, the Lord comes in glory and sets up His kingdom for 1,000 years, the millennium. These verses refer to that still-future time.

Is 2:6-19 A more accurate translation of the middle of this verse is ... "because they are filled with what comes from the east". Today, the stores have so much of Eastern styles and merchandise that it makes us realize how close we are to the fulfillment of these verses. But before Israel is brought into this wonderful time of blessing on this earth, there was going to be a long time of forsaking by God. These fourteen verses refer to these days. Really, we could say that it stretched from the time the kingdom of Judah was taken to Babylon (just after Isaiah wrote his book) right on today and then on till after we believers are taken to be with the Lord and through the tribulation.

Is 2:20-22 Just a little whisper of when Israel begins to humble themselves, and then the glorious days of the 1,000 years of the millennium will dawn on this earth. But we believers will be with the Lord before that day comes.


If we do not learn to be patient, we are not likely to learn anything else.


Is 5:1-15 God planted this vineyard, expecting fruit, but He found only wild, unusable fruit.

Is 5:7 Many times we have read of how disobedient Israel was, in spite of all the kindness of God during their whole history; His vineyard is a picture of Israel.

Is 5:16-19 The future, after we have been taken to heaven. This is the millennium, when the blessed Lord Jesus shall be King over the earth.

Is 5:20-24 When people give up the Word of God, they get everything mixed up (but they don't realize it). He cannot bless us if we are disobedient to His Word.

Is 5:25-30 God is going to punish Israel very severely, just before the Lord Jesus returns. These verses refer to that time called the day of tribulation.


Dealing with evil in any way will cause defilement, because we have a nature that responds to it.


Is 6:1-6 A seraphim is a heavenly being, possibly like an angel. They are concerned about the Lord's glory. Notice what they say.

Is 6:5-7 When Isaiah hears what the seraphim say about the Lord, he realizes that he is in the Lord's presence. This causes him to know how unclean he is himself. (This is always the result when we are brought close to the Lord. We see how careless we have been. But when we confess to the Lord the things we have been going on with which we realize are not pleasing to Him, then He restores us.)

Is 6:8 Now Isaiah is ready to be used by the Lord.(We cannot be suitable for the Lord to use unless we have had Isaiah's experience.)

Is 6:9-13 Israel was so disobedient, that God has to tell Isaiah to go and tell them that He was going to blind them so that they would not be able to understand God. (Blindness is happening today in our lands. People are not obeying God's Word, so 2 Corinthians 4:4 is becoming true. We all need to be very careful to live out everything we have learned from the Bible. If we don't we will not see clearly.)


If Christ has not the love of our hearts, He doesn't want the work of our hands.


Is 9:6 Suddenly God brings in the Lord Jesus, without identifying Him. One who will be able to bring Israel back to God.

Is 9:14 In the tribulation God will be only acting in judgment on Israel. But God is not finished with Israel. The punishments will increase in severity.

Is 9:15-17 They gladly listen to false teachers when they get away from the Lord. (So do believers, Satan has many false teachers today).

Is 9:18-21 And they turn to more wickedness, when their heart is hardened. The last sentence means that God will punish them still more.


We are not saved by God's love, but by God's grace, which is love that paid a price. (Ephesians 2:8,9)


A most interesting chapter, because we can see in it some events foretold which are beginning to be seen in the world these days.

There have been many very different thoughts written by men over the centuries as to the meaning of this chapter. But those, whom we believe have searched very diligently into each word, seem to be in agreement that this chapter refers to Israel and an unnamed, friendly nation which sends help to it. We do not wish to write positively about this, but recent world events seem to be confirming this view.

Is 18:1 A little more accurately, this first word is calling the attention of a country which is sending ambassadors to try to help Israel in a future day. It is translated "Ho!" Then "shadowing with wings" seems to suggest a desire to protect or cover another which is in need of help. "Which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia", (or Cush). That is beyond the Euphrates or the Nile. (This expression is only twice in the Bible - Zeph. 3:10). So, a country far away.

Is 18:2 This description can easily be applied to Israel, scattered, peeled, amazingly long existing.

Is 18:3 All the world is called to pay attention!

Is 18:4 The Lord is looking down from a separate place (heaven), and appearing to be taking a rest. At harvest time, a lull when nothing seems to be happening.

Is 18:5 When everything seems to be going well for Israel, suddenly the Lord will send something to cut it down to shreds.

Is 18:6 Devastation everywhere.

Is 18:7 But then! The Lord will heal it so completely that it will be like a beautiful gift, presented to the Lord where HIS name will be honoured on earth.


We must know the truth with our minds; have it in our hearts and live it with our lives.


Today we read of the future of this world's business, science, art, politics and pride of accomplishment... all shall be totally destroyed. The word "Babylon" describes these five areas of this poor world without Christ.

Is 21:1-10 Are referring to the area around the great city of Babylon. But that word has a broader meaning, which includes the five points we mentioned above.

Is 21:11-17 Refer to the nations surrounding Israel. They could be called the Arab lands.

God calls it the "desert of the sea". In the scriptures "the sea" is a picture of the mass of people. Men may be very proud of what they are doing, but God waits until they have reached the top (like He did at the tower of Babel). There is that same word - "Babel" "Babylon" - "confusion". Then He is going to destroy the whole thing. This happens during those seven years.


It is a great thing to receive a blessing, but it is a greater thing to be a blessing to others.


The city of Tyre was a great seaport on the Mediterranean (in present-day Lebanon). It is a picture of the business or commerce of the world. All this is going to be destroyed by the Lord when He comes in His glory. But in the end the Lord is going to use some of this earthly commerce for the good of His people Israel in the millennium.


The fullness of Christ is manifested by the fruitfulness of a Christian.


This chapter sounds as if the world is standing before the throne of God, like Rev. 20:11-15. But that great white throne judgment is for individuals. But here it is broader and more like whole areas being judged by the Lord.

Is 24:1-2 This poor world tries to find its joy and pleasure apart from God. Today we are reading of the awful end of this poor unhappy world as it is known today.

Is 24:13-15 In Israel at the end of the seven years, there is going to be a small number of Jewish people who truly believe in the Lord. They are often called "the remnant". They shall form the future nation of Israel.

Is 24:16-18 The unbelieving ones in Israel. Zechariah 13:8 tells us 2/3 of the Jews shall be unbelievers and perish.

Is 24:19-23 The days of the great tribulation, when this world is going to stagger like a drunken man! Count the number of times the word "earth" is used in this chapter.


Once you quit growing, you start to die a lot faster. (2 Peter 3:18)


Is 26:1-4 Very often, when you read the Old Testament prophets, using the words "In that day", it is referring to when Israel shall have gone through the dreadful punishment in the tribulation for their past sins, and have come into the blessings of the millennium. Notice the beautiful words, "salvation", "righteousness", "truth", "peace", "trusts", "everlasting", "the Lord Jehovah".

Is 26:3 A good verse to memorize. The verse before applies to the whole nation, but this verse is very individual.

Is 26:5-11 There will be many unbelievers on the earth in those seven years. Verse 11 means that when the unbelievers will see this punishment coming on them, they won't believe that God is causing this. But later, they will, and be ashamed. But verses 7 to 9 show that there shall be some believers among them.

Is 26:12-13 The believing remnant can't boast in anything but the name of the Lord!

Is 26:14 Those nations which would not believe God shall be completely destroyed. Notice the words "dead men", here and in verse 19. Here it refers to the punishment to fall on the wicked, rebellious Israelites. Verse 19 refers to those (the remnant in the future days) who, in Israel, turn to the Lord. It is going to be a resurrection of these ones.

Is 26:15-19 Whereas today, the Jews who are back on their land of Israel, are proud of themselves, here we hear of what that believing remnant will say. They don't depend on themselves anymore. They depend only on God.

Is 26:20-21 The days are going to be so terrible, that God is here telling the remnant to hide until the tribulation is over.


The sense of responsibility should lead ever to the sense of weakness.


Is 28:1-4 A slight change takes place. God starts to take up the different things in Israel which He is going to judge - Ephraim (this was the name of one of the tribes, but is used often to represent all the 10 scattered tribes). We learn God's view of the things which people value greatly. The first two are pride and carelessness through being rich - verse 3.

Is 28:5-6 But God whispers a few words of encouragement to the little remnant of believing Jews. (Not a crown of pride - verse 1 - but a crown of glory!)

Is 28:7-13 God has been patient with Israel. He tried to teach them like a child at school - "Here a little and there a little". But they didn't listen.

Is 28:14-15 Instead they will choose the Antichrist (this is still in the future today).

Is 28:16-17 Again the Lord Jesus is suggested here.
(1 Peter 2:6 gives us the key). When God judges things He brings in the Lord Jesus and His cross.

Is 28:19-29 This is the story of a farmer who collects and throws away the weeds (fitches and cummin) then plants his good seed (wheat, barley, rice). All is a picture of God's dealings with Israel.


The great use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. (Ephesians 5:16)


Is 30:1-7 In the future, Israel will try to get help from the nations around, but hear what God says will happen. (Only God's thoughts through His Word can teach us the right way. If we depend on others instead of the Lord, He will make us ashamed of what we have done. The world can never help us.)

Is 30:8-14 Read these verses carefully for your own good. No person is worse off than the person who knows the Lord, disobeys the Word of the Lord, and then is left alone by the Lord.

Is 30:18 He waits patiently for us when we go our own way and find how really awful it is; then He draws us back to Himself. But if our will gets working, sometimes He lets us go on and on, farther and farther away from Him. Happy day for us when we do turn back. This is what some in Israel will do in the last days.

Is 30:19 This is the beginning of the day of the Lord - the millennium.

Is 30:20 Though they went through the tribulation, those who believe will be brought into the millennium.

Is 30:21 Then they shall walk in obedience and shall be happy.

Is 30:22 Then they shall be glad to throw away all the things that they had once set their hearts on.

Is 30:27-28 Read Revelation 19:11-16. These both describe that great day when the Lord Jesus shall descend out of heaven, and shall destroy all His enemies on the earth. (We shall come with Him!)

Is 30:30 A wonderful glorious day is coming for our blessed Lord Jesus. The world takes His lovely name in blasphemy and cursing now. He shall come in glory and majesty. Every eye shall see Him, every knee shall bow before Him. Revelation 1:7.


Nothing can be more worthless than seeking a place for oneself. It is sure to end in disappointment and confusion. The grand thing for each one is to be found filling his appointed place and doing his appointed work, and the more humbly, quietly and unpretendingly, the better.


What a beautiful chapter. When Jesus was here, He gently used His great power to heal the sick, sad and sinful. But all that He did was just a little example of what He will do when He comes again. So our chapter is telling us of that sweet and glorious day when the Lord Jesus has come in His glory. (And we will come with Him!) Then eyes, ears, feet and lips shall praise Him. Do you see these, and others here?


The believer who is cheerful in the Lord invariably brings blessing to others.


Today's chapter continues telling of the glorious future for Israel; it is written in such beautiful language and opens up to us God's kindness and grace to Israel of a still future day on this earth. A part of Israel (called the remnant), as we have learned, will have turned to the Lord in the 7 years of tribulation just before the millennium starts. These are the ones that are described in this chapter.

Try to remember two things about the future: to Israel, God is going to show His glories and wisdom on the earth. To the believers (the church, the body of Christ) He is going to show His glory and His wisdom in heaven. We must never mix the two, of course we can see often that they are quite alike. But still, one is earthly, the other heavenly. Many Christians get these two mixed up.

Some of your Bibles have notes at the top. For instance, over chapter 41, they say "God's church is exhorted to trust in Him". These statements were written by men who were confusing Israel and the church. And many still do.

Is 40:29-31 This is the little remnant in those last days.


Unsaved people have a present that is controlled by their past, but Christians have a present that is controlled by their future. (Philippians 3:12-21)


Is 41:1-5 These verses are wonderful. Just as if God were calling the whole world, and saying something like this - "Let us settle this question once and forever".

Is 41:7 They get all the metal idols and gods repaired. They examine the soldering to see if it will hold! They drive some extra nails into the wooden idols to make them stronger!

Is 41:21-23 God asks the dead gods to tell the future!

Is 41:24 God gives the final word. The gods are nothing.

Is 41:26-29 The questions are asked - "Can idols tell the future?" No. The idols are wind and confusion. Sad to have to say it, but we believers sometimes have "idols" too. Anything which keeps us from enjoying the Lord is an idol.


Living the life in the light of the rapture means running the race looking unto Jesus. Hebrews 12:2


Is 42:1-4 Three servants of God are mentioned in Isaiah. (1) David 37:35, (2) Israel, as a nation, 41:8-16 and other places; (3) The Lord, today's chapter, verses 1-12 and all of chapter 49. Do you recognize that lowly life which was never in a hurry? God always had His beloved Son in mind. Turn to Matthew 12:18-21, it helps you to understand these verses. Just think that God became such a lowly Servant. The Lord Jesus is the Servant, and the Lord Jesus is God.

Is 42:7 We are never told in the Old Testament of one Israelite, who had been born blind, receiving his sight. The Lord Jesus was the first one who brought sight to the blind (Mark 10:46). (Written about 600 years before He came to earth).

Is 42:5-12 These verses all refer to the day when Christ shall come again in His glory.

Is 42:13-16 What the Lord will do during that time.

Is 42:17-25 Everyone who turns away from the Lord to other gods (this might be done when we set our minds to find pleasure in the world) will end up in disappointment.

Is 42:24 Here it tells us that God controlled what happened to Israel. He allowed the robbers to come and rob them. (So if we turn to other things, and forsake the Lord. He allows us sometimes to get into trouble. And all because He loves us so much).


How can I enjoy the coming of the Lord if it will destroy much of what I'm seeking to build up in this world?


Is 45:1-4 & 13 Isaiah writes down the name of a king - King Cyrus, who would be a great Gentile king of the future. We can imagine the surprise about l75 years later when they brought the writings of Isaiah to this king of Persia and showed him that their God had told that he would live! Even telling his name! Read about it in Ezra chapter 1. No wonder he wanted to help the Jews rebuild their city of Jerusalem.

Is 45:5-25 Beautiful words of God. Read them carefully. Notice part of verse 21 "a just God and a Saviour". Isn't that grand! God is fair and just. But since that was written, the Son of God has come to earth. He is the Saviour.

Is 45:22 Marvelous beyond words. And yet people will not come to Him. They prefer to go on in their misery and sorrow, and die unsaved.


The great point is to be real, and to go through the stern realities of actual life with a heart truly subject to God.


The Lord here calls Israel to wake up! He is just about ready to announce a great event.

Is 52:3 He tells them that they sold themselves to the Gentiles around them and they received no payment, then He tells them they are going to be restored later on and they won't be asked to pay anything!

Is 52:4 The Lord reminds them of their sad days in Egypt and of how they were oppressed.

Is 52:5 He asks what does He have as a result. Nothing but howls from them, and His Name is blasphemed!

Is 52:6 Then He tells them that a day is coming when they'll know that "I am HE" and "Here I am". They had completely forgotten the Lord who had done so much for them!

Is 52:7-12 A great call to His people to listen to what HE is going to do for them! Now we read the greatest reference in the whole of the Old Testament to the Lord Jesus dying on the cross. Remember it was written 500 years before He came to earth! Some of the tenderest, sweetest, most touching expressions in the whole Bible.

The last 3 verses of this chapter and the entire 53rd chapter, form a great "V". Firstly we read, in these 3 verses, the heights, the glory of the Lord Jesus. Then in the 53rd chapter, we see the great valley, and great depths to which the Lord plunged in His life here on earth and on the cross. Then at the end of this chapter, we read of the height of glory to which He will be raised when He is in His resurrection and glorified life.

Is 52:14 No man's face was ever marred like His!

Is 52:15 Many Gentile nations on the earth in the millennium shall turn to the Lord and be astonished at what they learn of Him.


The Christian ought to be the happiest of men, but his happiness should consist in what he knows is his portion in and with Christ.


This chapter refers particularly to Israel, but we shall apply it to ourselves.

Is 53:1 Something like "But, oh how few believe"! Who will listen?

Is 53:2 In God's eyes, Jesus was like a tender green sprout from a root in a dry ground, but in our eyes there was nothing in Him to attract us, nothing to make us want Him (blessed Jesus!)

Is 53:3 Man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. We turned our backs to Him, and looked the other way. We didn't care.

Is 53:4-5 Our griefs - our sorrows - our transgressions - our iniquities were made His, and the result? - our peace. We were healed!

Is 53:6 We are the ones who went astray like sheep.

Is 53:7 He was the Lamb that was brought to the slaughter.

Is 53:8 From prison and trial, they led Him away to death.

Is 53:9 He was buried like a criminal but in a rich man's grave - Matthew 27:57-60.

Is 53:10 It was in God's counsel to put Jesus to grief, but Jesus would live again and God's plan shall prosper in His hand.

Is 53:11 When Jesus sees all the results of the punishment He endured, He will be satisfied, and God will be glorified.

Is 53:12 To understand this verse, we must apply it entirely to Israel and this earth. When it happens, every believer in the Lord Jesus will be safely with the Lord in heaven. Then this verse will be fulfilled on earth when the Lord will set up His world-kingdom. He will be Lord of lords and King of kings. Every eye will see Him. The last half of the verse is saying that the reason He will be so victorious is "because" of His life of obedience and humiliation, His atoning death and His prayers.


God's all cannot be praised with less than our all.


What a beautiful chapter! What an invitation! What a loving God to make such an offer! It is like the gospel message today. In verses 1-5 we have the invitation; in verses 6 and 7, the warning; and in verses 8-11 we have the "Word".

Is 55:4 To whom do you think God is referring when He says "him"?

Is 55:6 Today this verse is true. If the Lord comes tonight, then it will no longer be true. "While He may be found"; this is so serious.

Is 55:11 The people may scoff at the Bible, but notice this verse. A good verse to memorize. See if you can say it without a mistake. I think it is one of the most misquoted verses in the bible. You try it. It is a very, very important verse.


When Christians are growing in the Word, they are peacemakers - not troublemakers - and they promote the unity of the assembly.


In verses 1-12 we read about the bad behaviour of the nation of Israel. God is the One Who is speaking here. In verses 13-19 we learn of the behaviour of the small number of obedient Israelites whom we call, "the remnant".

Is 57:1-2 A righteous person dies, sometimes early in life, and others don't seem to wonder why. No one realizes that God is taking them away to be with Him, and away from the evil days ahead.

Is 57:3-12 The people referred to are those in the tribulation who refuse to listen to the Lord. Their wickedness gets worse and worse. It always does.

Is 57:9 This refers to the false Messiah. He is referred to as "the king". Turn to John's Gospel 5:3, the Lord Jesus refers to another person who will come, pretending to be the Messiah. That person is the same one who is referred to in our verse 9.

Is 57:13 A change takes place here. The Lord contrasts those who listen to the false voices, gods and idols, with those who trust in Him. Look at the promise in the last section of verse 13.

Is 57:16 What a warning here!

Is 57:18-19 Yet what promises to those who will put the Lord first!


A strange situation exists in today's society. We have more readily available information about sex and marriage than ever before, yet we have more marital problems and divorces.


Is 59:1 The Lord isn't too weak to save them! And He is not deaf!

Is 59:2 But their own sins were the reason for their troubles, and the cause of God's hiding His face from them.

Is 59:3-4 God saw every detail of their life. (And He sees ours too!) Is this our trouble? However we must always remember this difference, these people were under the law. Their blessings depended on how they acted. Our blessings depend entirely on the finished work of Christ for us. But the enjoyment of our blessings depends on our obedient life entirely. So try to remember this difference as you read the Old Testament. Their hands, fingers, lips, tongue, feet and thoughts were all working. But for themselves, and against the Lord who loved them so much.

Is 59:15 A very sad verse. Those who walk obediently are attacked. Is this true today? It surely is. The more obedient you are to God's Word, the more narrow-minded you will be considered. But who are we trying to please, God or man?

Is 59:16-20 God saw that there was no man who could help them, so He has stepped in Himself. This is exactly why the Lord Jesus came to earth as a Man. Beautiful verses, particularly verse 20. God knew that the only way His people would ever be happy and blessed, would be when He would send His Son!

Is 59:21 But it certainly won't be because they did anything; but only because God changed their hearts; and all because the Lord Jesus died for them on the cross. See how this verse is confirmed in the New Testament, Heb. 8:10-13. The Bible is all one!


What we are at home is a truer index of our Christian character than what we are in public.


Beautiful chapter, Isaiah says He will not rest until Israel is blessed at long last!

Is 62:2-4 We sometimes hold up a special treasure for everyone to see. This is what the Lord is going to do with Israel in the "day of the Lord".

Is 62:5-12 God's promise to Israel.

Is 62:6 Watching and praying, a good combination (Matt. 26:41, Mark 13:33, Luke 21:36).

Is 62:10-12 Always remember that the great blessing into which Israel is going to be brought during the millennium all depends on what the Lord Jesus has done on the cross for them. The unbelieving nation is now relying entirely on their own vaunted strength of their army - and not on the Lord at all. All these shall be swept away and a nation of believers in the Lord will emerge. So here we read "behold thy salvation cometh". The Lord Jesus is their salvation (and ours).


Christianity is not a religion - it is a revelation.


Is 65:1-5 Now God answers. He says that other nations (the Gentiles) which never inquired about Him before, are finding Him. But Israel, His own people, have followed their own evil path, even though He has stretched out His arms to welcome them all day long!

Is 65:5 And they say to one another "Don't come too close, you will defile me! for I am holier than you!" (They didn't deserve any mercy).

Is 65:8-16 In these verses we find a very important point. God makes Israel into two groups for the future. (1) The little group which will believe on Him during the tribulation. This little group is known often as "the remnant" (in our chapter, He calls them "my servants" and sometimes "my chosen" - verses 8-10 and 16).
(2) The main part of the nation of Israel is going to be destroyed when the Messiah, the Lord Jesus, comes in His glory. Do you see this point in these verses?

Is 65:17-25 These verses go on into the millennium. People will live the whole 1,000 years (as long as a tree - verse 22, only a sinner shall die younger - verse 20). What a lovely world it will be then. The Lord Jesus shall be the One that everyone will look to.


There is something deeper than obedience because of duty, and that is obedience because of devotion.


God continues with His answer.

Is 66:1-2 Although God made heaven and earth, He asks what place could anyone build for Him that could be as nice as that, yet in spite of all this, He says He will look to the man that is humble and who trembles at His Word.

Is 66:3-4 The people were using any sacrifice which they offered to God. God would therefore choose how He would treat them.

Is 66:5-6 God is going to punish the unbelievers in Israel.

Is 66:10-13 Here again we see that God divides between those who believe (how richly they are going to be blessed! verses 10-14) and those who do not (sudden destruction is going to fall on them, verses 15-17).

Is 66:19-21 God is going to send those believers (all Jews) to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to the heathen nations during the tribulation (see Matthew 24:14).

Is 66:22-24 And so our lovely book of Isaiah closes with these rich promises of blessing to believing Israel in the millennium. There are eleven different "everlastings" in this Book. Everlasting Father, covenant, strength, burnings, joy, God, salvation, kindness, sign, name, and light. The Bible is an everlasting "sure word". 2 Peter 1:19. Obey it to be happy. But do not forget, when this takes place, we believers shall be with the Lord! Isaiah is quoted in Matt., Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Peter.

by Norman Berry - 1911-2001
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