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Thoughts From The Book Of Isaiah

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by jeremiah7, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-1

    Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the Lord has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand. ” (Isaiah 1:2-3)(NIV)


    How it grieves the heart of God when his chosen ones rebel against him and do things against his will. Finally the losers are those who rebel against God, though they do not realize it when they disobey him. Are you God's chosen one? Do not rebel against him. Stay in his will. He will bless you.
     
  2. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-2

    Isaiah 1:18 NIV
    “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.


    Have you settled the matter regarding your sins with the Creator? The Bible says, " ....for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24 NIV)
    Also....
    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NIV)
    Make peace with God if you have not yet done so.
     
  3. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-3

    In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:2-3, NIV)

    Have you a teachable spirit? It augurs well for those who have one. And there's no greater wisdom than knowing the Creator personally. God teaches us his ways so that we may walk in his paths. The above verses speaks of God bringing about a great change beginning with the first coming of Jesus Christ and continuing until his second coming and ruling over the earth. As for now, let us keep learning from God's Word and keep walking in his paths till he fulfills his plan and purpose for all his creation.
     
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  4. What do you consider Gods will? For me it is being in constant communication with Him, worshipping Him with song and prayer, thinking about Him when u fall asleep at night, and reading and meditating on His AWESOME words. These things keep me in His will. I have at certain points in my life become spiritually exhausted trying desperately to make myself good enough for Him. Now I know His will is full humble submission. :)

    Just some thoughts.

    Also, regarding Isaiah--- how do the Jews reconcile the prophetic verses? I have googled the "Jewish" translations and the messianic verses we know such as Isaiah 9:6-7 say something a little different and don't call the messiah God---

    I don't get it.
     
  5. 1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.


    Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
    (1Co 3:12-15)

    The curse comes:

    Deu 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

    When we talk about the "WILL" of God, you can do everything perfect, not steal stuff, Pray To God, Hear God, Have Joy which every believer better keep that Joy, yet.................. Still not be in the Will of God.

    If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
    (Isa 1:19)

    Job 36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

    Eze 20:40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.

    Being in the Will of God is serving him and things are required. Obeying is just not hearing him, and staying out of sin. It's also doing and serving.

    To serve we have to be in our place, for each person is members of the body. Each member has a different function. If your an ear, and you study to be an eye, build the foundation of an eye, though it be scriptural and good works, they are burned up. An ear can never be as good as an eye, to do the eye job, though years of hard work went into being an eye.

    If your an ear, then you need to function and serve as an ear. No amount of effort will every make you a great eye. Each member has a plan and path to follow.

    1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

    So, you can serve God, stay out of sin, and hear all you want. Not doing though and being in the place called can bring poverty and all kinds of trouble.


    When believers tell me about how they struggle year after year, even though they go to church, pray, read their word, it can only be 1 or 2 things.

    Job 36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

    They are full of unbelief about the blessings of God, or they are not in their place....... could be both.

    Not being on the path God has for you can cost you. You can be the most perfect christian but if your not on the path, then your in the dark.

    But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
    (Pro 4:18)

    On God's path for your life, things get brighter and brighter. You avoid all those things God never intended you to go through. Off the Path, things get darker and more confusing. Things happen and you just don't understand why.

    Pro 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

    One of Davids Darkest days was when He looked out that window and saw Bathsheeba Naked. David was at home in his bunny slippers, having a tea and just happened to look out.

    David was not suppose to be home though, he was suppose to be out with his men fighting. He was off the path and not doing what he was suppose to be doing.

    And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
    (2Sa 11:1-2)

    On God's path, we don't run into the temptations and problems others have.

    Off God's path we can travel to sicknessville and Poverty land. Places God never intended us to visit.

    There is so much more to talk about.........

    God has a plan, and a specific path for each of us. Jesus said though, many are called, few are chosen.

    blessings.
     
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  6. Thanks AllieWi for your thoughts. Yes, full humble submission is the key.
     
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  7. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-4

    Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem? (Isaiah 2:22 NIV)


    You and me, we must trust in Jesus Christ, rather than men and women, who have but a breath in their nostrils. The extent to which humans can help us is limited, but God can help us like no human can, because he is Almighty. He can do immeasurably more for us than we can ask or think. To him be the glory forever and ever.
     
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  8. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-5

    Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. ( Isaiah 3:10) (NIV )


    Among the many blessings for the righteous detailed in the Bible, here is one which says that "it will be well with them".How wonderful! The righteous of this generation are the ones who have made Jesus Christ their righteousness and they now, live for him, preparing themselves for the heavenly kingdom promised by their Savior. Truly, they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds, here on earth and also in heaven.
     
  9. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-6

    Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:5-6) (NIV )


    Even in the days of Moses & Joshua, during the wilderness travel of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan, God's presence was with them continually as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. God in his love and mercy always desires the good for his people and here again is a great promise for them. God desires to be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain for all of us who are willing to live by his Word. Abiding in Christ and his Word abiding in us brings great blessings to us.
     
  10. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-7

    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” (Isaiah 6:5) (NIV)


    Realization of one's utter helplessness without the mercies of the Creator is often missed by many until God reveals himself to them. The awesomeness of God dawns late in many people's lives because their spiritual eyes are blinded by mere mortals and things of the world, abetted by Satan of course.
    The prophet Isaiah here has a fresh revelation of God Almighty and it changed his entire outlook towards God and life. His response to God's “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? ” was immediate and definite. He said, “Here am I. Send me!”
    What about you?
     
  11. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-7

    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” (Isaiah 6:5) (NIV)


    Realization of one's utter helplessness without the mercies of the Creator is often missed by many until God reveals himself to them. The awesomeness of God dawns late in many people's lives because their spiritual eyes are blinded by mere mortals and things of the world, abetted by Satan of course.
    The prophet Isaiah here has a fresh revelation of God Almighty and it changed his entire outlook towards God and life. His response to God's “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? ” was immediate and definite. He said, “Here am I. Send me!”
    What about you?
     
  12. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-8

    The head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son. If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. ( Isaiah 7:9 NIV)


    The message here is that neither Israel nor Aram had God as their leader in those days, only Judah had and if God was in charge, what could any foe do? Standing in the faith per se was not assurance for victory, but standing firm in the faith. And so it is now for believers of Jesus Christ in this generation too. We must stand firm in the faith, fixing our eyes on Jesus and following in his footsteps. The Holy Spirit will guide all who make this their aim in life.
     
  13. Do you believe the scriptures that it is the law that blinds? And that the God of this age uses the law of Moses to blind those who look to the law?
     
  14. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-9

    Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us. (Isaiah 8:10) (NIV)


    The strategies and plans of the enemy will not stand against God's people, because God is with them and he is their refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.
    For a while, it may seem that the enemy is winning, but that will not last for long, because God will arise and shatter the enemies of his chosen ones.
    The battle is the Lord's and the victory is for God's people.
     
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  15. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-10

    A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God.
    ( Isaiah 10:21) (NIV )

    A God who knows the end from the beginning...how awesome. Whoever you are and wherever you are in the world this moment, he knows everything about you; your beginning and your end are all before him.
    Omnipotent, Omnipresent & Omniscient is the Triune God...God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ & God the Holy Spirit.
    What a great privilege it is to know and serve the Almighty God.
    Blessed be his glorious name.
     
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  16. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-11

    A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. ( Isaiah 11:1) (NIV )


    A prophesy that is fufilled in Jesus Christ. He was born at God's appointed time fulfilling many other prophesies made regarding him 100's of years before his birth. After 33 and 1/2 years of living on earth and proclaiming the kingdom of God and salvation through him in the last 3 and 1/2 years, he was crucified and later resurrected as prophesied. He is all set to come back as is written in the Word of God, the Bible.
    Those who believe in his atoning sacrifice on the cross must wait eagerly for his coming. It will happen and another glorious prophesy will find fulfillment.
     
  17. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-12

    The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him..the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.. ( Isaiah 11:2) (NIV)


    How wonderful it is when the Spirit of the Lord rests upon a person. Here Isaiah details many qualities of the Spirit of the Lord....wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and fear of the Lord. These were very obvious in the life of Jesus as he went about proclaiming the kingdom of God.
    The Spirit of God empowers as no one else can. Jesus said, "If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” ( Luke 11:13) (NIV)
    Lets then pray for more power from on high.
     
  18. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-13

    Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. ( Isaiah 11:5)(NIV)


    Jesus always did the right thing because he was in close communion with the Father in heaven at all times. He was righteous to the extent of giving his life for the salvation of mankind. His faithfulness is beyond compare.
    We, as Christians are exhorted in the same manner by the Word of God.....Paul, the Apostle writes.....
    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place..... (Ephesians 6:14)(NIV)
    Let us then follow in the Master's footsteps day in and day out till we join with him on his appointed day!
     
  19. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-14

    The Lord will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian sea; with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand over the Euphrates River. He will break it up into seven streams so that anyone can cross over in sandals. ( Isaiah 11:15) (NIV)


    Such is the astounding power of the Creator that he can do anything he wills with his creations. And it doesn't take a season but just a word from him. Yet it's amazing when it comes to his foremost creation i.e. man; for he exercises restraint and patience even though most of mankind is rebellious to him, their Creator. In this matter then, it's best to take to heart a word of caution from the Psalmist ......He sings...
    Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.
    Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. ( Psalm 2:11,12) (NIV)
     
  20. Thoughts from the book of Isaiah-15

    In that day you will say:
    “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. (Isaiah 12:1)(NIV)


    Whenever God's chosen people (those who were redeemed from Egypt) faced his wrath because of their iniquities, they would become desperate and cry out to him for forgiveness; God forgave them but they had to suffer 'the time' that he had set as punishment.
    Then he comforted them, for they were 'his people.'
    The best thing about Almighty God is that he is sin forgiving and does not keep a record of our sins once we repent and confess them.
    The saints of God then, are very apt when they say.......
    For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5) (NIV)
    Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. (Lamentations 3:32) (NIV)
     

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