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The Mind of the Lord —The Potter and the Clay
By August 16, 2018 Read More →

The Mind of the Lord —The Potter and the Clay

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways… for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). 1 Corinthians 1:19, Isaiah 29:14 Paul asserts that “the foolishness of God” (as the wisdom of the world regards it) “is wiser than […]

Isaiah 55:3 – The Blessings of David —Part (A)
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Isaiah 55:3 – The Blessings of David —Part (A)

Although David’s name is written only ten times in all the book of Isaiah, his memory was highly honoured in Isaiah’s time. King David had established the throne in Jerusalem almost three centuries earlier. He was the patriarch and hero of Jerusalem’s royal family. Isaiah 7:2,13 In Isaiah’s time, the royal family of Jerusalem was known […]

Isaiah 66:1- Heaven is my throne
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Isaiah 66:1- Heaven is my throne

The book of Isaiah acknowledges the majesty of God and speaks of him as “high”. “I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted” (Isaiah 6:1). The king of Babylon said, “I will raise my throne above the stars of God… I will make myself like the Most High…” (Isaiah 14:13-14). He was arrogant to so exalt himself, but he was […]

Isaiah 40: Voice in the Wilderness —John the Baptizer, the New Elijah
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Isaiah 40: Voice in the Wilderness —John the Baptizer, the New Elijah

The 40th chapter of Isaiah is a poem about the time and coming of Jesus (Isaiah 40:1-11), followed by an exhortation to recognize him as the likeness and true image of Almighty God (Isaiah 40:12-31,Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1:3). The first part foretells a “voice calling” to prepare the way for the coming of Christ the Lord. (Isaiah 40:3). Isaiah 40:3 refers to […]

Isaiah 59:20: A Day of Salvation
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Isaiah 59:20: A Day of Salvation

A main thread running through the book of Isaiah is the message of salvation. He tells us that although so many people set their hearts against God, there are some who are righteous, who will be saved from the awful destruction that God brings upon the wicked. Saved from destruction: Isaiah 66:24 Isaiah speaks of the […]

Isaiah 29:13 – Vain Worship
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Isaiah 29:13 – Vain Worship

The text for this lesson is Isaiah 29:13. “…these people draw near to me with their mouths, and honour me with their lips, yet have removed their hearts far from me. Moreover, their worship toward me is the doctrines of men.” Even by the time the Messiah had come, many religious leaders were false in their worship. God […]

Isaiah 53: Isaiah’s Lamb
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Isaiah 53: Isaiah’s Lamb

Verse 7 is a key verse in the chapter. It speaks of one “led like a lamb to the slaughter” whom we understand to be Jesus Christ who was crucified. When the man from Ethiopia was reading this chapter as he rode home in his chariot, he was puzzled as to whom this “lamb” might be. He asked Philip the […]

Isaiah 2:5 – ”Let Us Walk in the Light”
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Isaiah 2:5 – ”Let Us Walk in the Light”

The early chapters of Isaiah include a call to walk in the light of the Lord, and make three strong statements about light and darkness, including a prophecy about Jesus… “Come, house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord”(Isaiah 2:5). John writes to Christians that “God is light and in him there is no […]

Isaiah 40:1-11: Voice in the Wilderness – John the Baptizer, the New Elijah
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Isaiah 40:1-11: Voice in the Wilderness – John the Baptizer, the New Elijah

The 40th chapter of Isaiah is a poem about the time and coming of Jesus (Isaiah 40:1-11), followed by an exhortation to recognize him as the likeness and true image of Almighty God (Isaiah 40:12-31,Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1:3). The first part foretells a “voice calling” to prepare the way for the coming of Christ the Lord. (Isaiah 40:3). Voice in the Wilderness: […]

A Virgin Shall Conceive – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23
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A Virgin Shall Conceive – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23

There are clear parallels between Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23. Consider the words of Isaiah as quoted by Matthew, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”(Matthew 1:23). This is an example of a class of prophecies in the Old Testament which appear to have a dual fulfillment, […]