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Isaiah 26 – 28

Isaiah 26

Judah and Jerusalem shall repent and turn to Christ, rejoicing in Christ and his salvation’ welcoming him as their Deliverer with shouts of Hosanna [Our Salvation]. This time Israel and Judah shall be truly sincerely repentant and will embrace their Messiah with all their hearts in zeal and rejoicing over him!

Matthew 21:7 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

In that day there shall be no more tolerance for sin and false teachings [doctrines] and those who teach such lies shall be destroyed.

Isaiah 26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

The proud and self willed that belittle the doctrines [teachings] of Christ shall be corrected, and if they will not repent shall be brought to the grave in the dust never again work to deceive the elect away from zeal for the commandments and the salvation of Christ.

26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [YHVH] is everlasting strength: 26:5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

The zealous for the commandments, laws, ways, teachings [doctrines] and commandments of the Word of God; shall tread underfoot the wicked who will not live by every Word of God.

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, [and teach against zeal for the doctrines and commandments of Christ; Larry Walker and his friends] shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

The wicked shall be corrected and those who will not repent shall be destroyed, while the zealous for all the will and law and doctrines of Christ shall be delivered to eternal life.

4:2 But unto you that fear my name [those that are filled with love and zeal for Christ and all his ways] shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

REMEMBER the commandments, teachings [doctrines], ways and will of our espoused husband; the Mighty One of the elect!

4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Isaiah 26:6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

26:7 The way of the just is uprightness [as defined by the law and teachings (doctrines) of the scriptures] : thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. 26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name [it is the desire of the hearts of the godly to do the will of God and exalt God’s AUTHORITY; it is the desire of the WICKED to belittle the Word of God;  the Holy Scriptures], and to the remembrance of thee.

The godly shall think on the ways, will, teachings (doctrines) and commandments, every Word of God, day and night to learn of them and to keep them (Psalm 119).

The wicked say that doctrine is not important and teach tolerance for the false teachings and sin that separates men from Christ and God the Father in heaven. No wonder that Jesus Christ is disgusted with us and is about to spew us out into great tribulation.

Those who teach against any zeal to live by every Word of God; who teach against the sanctity of the Sabbath and the Biblical Festival Calendar used by Christ; those who commit spiritual adultery by being idolaters of men and organizations: Shall shortly feel the correction of a jealous Husband.

That is virtually ALL in the so called church of God groups; only a few scattered pillars are zealous for their Creator and espoused Husband to do his will, and to live by every Word of God with enthusiastic zeal.

26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Even if the wicked are shown mercy and a blessing; they will not turn from their wickedness; they shall think that they have a reward from God for their own ways and shall persist in their wickedness. They will remain wicked still; therefore the patience of our Lord has run its course and strong correction is at hand.

26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

The wicked close their eyes to the Word of God; and the apostates refuse to follow the very One they had committed themselves to follow. If they do not repent they shall surely be destroyed.

26:11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

The godly faithful ad zealous for all the ways, will, teachings, commandments and Word of God shall fine peace and eternal life as their reward. The works of God [their fruits] are manifest in God’s faithful zealous elect.

26:12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

The faithful righteous shall live by every Word of God and will rejoice in him continually; for they know that men will perish and only God can save to eternal life.

26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

The unrepentant wicked shall perish eternally after they have had every chance to repent.

26:14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

Israel will be brought back from her scattering and shall be raised up and increased by God the father and Jesus Christ the King of kings.

26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

Israel and Judah and also all humanity shall repent by the chastening of the tribulation.

26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

The nations will be afflicted; yet out of that affliction and humbling will come repentance and the great joy of salvation!

26:17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

The actions of humanity have brought forth the nothingness of vanity and wickedness.

26:18We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

The resurrection of the chosen

26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my [Isaiah’s] dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust [grave]: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

The zealous shall clothe themselves with the righteousness of Christ, by repentance from sin and the breaking of God’s commandments; to become passionately zealous to live by every Word of God the Father in heaven.

The zealous Ekklesia will follow Christ to the place prepared by God to be nourished there; until the indignation is past.

26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

 

Isaiah 27

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent [Satan], even leviathan that crooked [perverse] serpent; and he [Christ] shall slay the dragon [Satan] that is in the sea [sea of people].

The deliverance of Israel; Israel is likened to a vineyard of red wine.

27:2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

When Messiah comes he will water his people with the water of the Holy Spirit continually.

27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Resist the KING of kings and we would be destroyed; or seek out his authority, wisdom and strength and live with blessings.

27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. 27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

All Israel shall be a blessing to the whole earth in the kingdom, and all nations and peoples will be grafted into spiritual Israel and the New Covenant.

27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Can Christ be slain by his enemies? Can any smite Christ back in return for his correction?

27:7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?

The hurricane of the correction of Christ will end with the destruction of Babylon and the armies of the East. The nations of the north and the east are called the east wind; which is stayed [stopped] by the coming of Christ. It is then that Israel shall shoot up, growing in the nurture of Messiah.

27:8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind [ends his correction] in the day of the east wind [when Christ destroys the armies of the east].

When Jacob repents and all the idols of Jacob are destroyed, the iniquity of Israel shall be purged. Even so in the Ekklesia and in all nations. When they repent and destroy their idols and turn to Christ, they shall be purged of their iniquity.

27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

Yet we shall not repent until much destruction has come upon us.

27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

The unrepentant evil doer who tolerates sin and false teachings and minimizes and belittles the doctrines [teachings] of the Word of God, shall be destroyed; for they are rebellious and ignorant, without any spiritual understanding.

Isaiah 27:11When the boughs [branches] thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

It now becomes clear that many of Israel shall be taken away captive to North Africa, and will be brought back to Palestine when Christ comes.

27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

The Assyrians and the Egyptians shall worship God in the millennial temple in Jerusalem along with Israel.

27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

 

Isaiah 28

Woe to Ephraim [Britain and all the British peoples; including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Britain] and to all those who are intoxicated with pride and self-will; like the religious leaders who consider themselves the elect of God, yet refuse to live by every Word of God.

Isaiah 28:1Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

Christ will raise up a strong leader, the first and last leader of the New Europe and he shall cast down the nations of Israel [America, the British peoples, Scandinavia and the Low Countries].

28:2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

Ephraim shall be humbled and her glory shall be trodden under foot. Before his eyes his glory shall disappear from him.

28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet: 28:4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

When Christ comes he will be the glory of the nations; and nations shall no longer glory in themselves. Christ will judge the nations and inspire sound judgment in his many kings; and he shall save the righteous who repentantly learn of him and live by every Word of God.

28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

Being drunken with wine is an example of being intoxicated with pride and one’s own ways, contrary to the Word of God.

The elders and leaders of the nations and those of the spiritual Ekklesia are intoxicated with the strong drink of pride and their own ways. We are spiritually rich and have need of nothing they think; not realizing how blind they really are (Rev 3:16).

28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Most of the elders and leaders of the church groups are filled with the intoxicant of pride and self will, spiritually filthy and unclean before Christ and they will be rejected by him.

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am [spiritually] rich, and increased with goods [spiritual understanding], and have need of nothing [we will do what is right in our own eyes and will not listen to anyone not even the Word of God]; and knowest not that thou art [spiritually ignorant and full of sin] wretched, and miserable, and [spiritually ignorant] poor, and blind [blinded to the things of God and to our own condition by our great pride], and naked [completely lacking in the raiment of the righteousness of the Word of God]:

Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Jesus Christ shall teach knowledge to those who are childlike and teachable; without pride, guile or self will.  The one who lies and says that doctrine is not important can never learn the sound doctrines of Jesus Christ.

28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

To understand sound doctrine we must have the Holy Spirit which is given ONLY to those who obey the teachings and commandments of Christ (Acts 4:32); and then we must put together every scripture on a point, not forgetting synonyms.

Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Learning and faithfully applying the Word of God, brings peace of mind and eternal life. Nevertheless  Satan will do all he can to interfere and cause us to turn aside with temptation and persecutions.

28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest [the law of God brings rest from sin and its sorrows]; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear [the Word of God].

The doctrines of the Word of God are here and there, so that real effort is required to study and learn the will of God. This is to separate out the zealous for the Word, will, ways, teachings and commandments of God; from the lukewarm and self willed, who are too spiritually lazy to search out the will of God to DO it; and instead proudly do what they think is right.

28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Christ through Isaiah calls upon the supposedly Called Out Ekklesia of God leaders of spiritual Israel to hear and sincerely repent to live by every Word of God; just as surely as he calls upon the unconverted to do so.

28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Because Judah says that they are God’s people and shall never again go into captivity, and the proud leaders of the spiritual Ekklesia believe that they are righteous and that the tribulation will never come near them: the Eternal says that we are foolish and believe in lies, for he will correct the people who do not stand to live by every Word of God.

28:15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

Those who rely on the foundation stone of Jesus Christ and are zealous to live by every Word of God shall stand forever; and the wicked who will not sincerely repent will be destroyed.

Very many in the Ekklesia are now stumbling on the foundation stone of Jesus Christ by NOT being zealous to live by every Word of God the Father as Jesus taught (Mat 4:4).

Instead we follow men and idolize corporations, doing whatever they say instead of exalting our Lord to live by every Word of God!

28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste [to sin].

Jesus Christ shall sweep away the false teachings and rebellion against God’s Word in the process of completing the building of the Ekklesia the spiritual Temple of God!

28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

Our false teachings, that we are so righteous that no evil shall come upon us; when we are truly wicked and rebellious against our Master; shall be swept aside by the affliction of the tribulation.

Then we shall be humbled and many will repent of the way to death and become zealous for the righteousness contained in every Word of God.

28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

In the tribulation it shall be a sorrow just to hear the terrible news of the evil as it unfolds.

28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Everything shall be a frustration and a vexation.

28:20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Christ will correct the wicked and humble the proud so that all nations will repent and seek him.

28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

Do not mock against the warnings, lest your pride increase and your hands be strong to continue in sin.

28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

Man follows the natural things created by God, and yet will not obey God in greater matters! Can we not see his design in the natural world? Why then will we not honor and obey our God who also created us?

28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. 28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? 28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not [sow seed] cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? 28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.

28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod. 28:28 Bread corn [grain] is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.

28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

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  1. James writes:
    “Those who teach against any zeal to live by every Word of God; who teach against the sanctity of the Sabbath and the Biblical Festival Calendar used by Christ; those who commit spiritual adultery by being idolaters of men and organizations: Shall shortly feel the correction of a jealous Husband.”

    The backsliding, scoffing, and skeptical declare:

    II Pet. 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
    And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
    The backsliding, scoffing, and skeptical reasopn:
    “Well, now see?!, Christ hasn’t come yet and still that hasn’t kept lots of people, some sincerely misled, others cunning con artists, from making such declarations.”

    For those called and understanding the truths of God that can only be discerned by Spirit of God, (Matt 16:15-17) and who have committed themselves by baptism to live by every word of God, (Lu 9:57-62, Matt 10:37-39) you are living in the time of judgement:
    I Pet 4:17-19 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
    And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
    Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

    The overwhelming majority of the saints resurrected at the coming of Jesus Christ will have not been alive in the flesh to see that coming.

    However, everyone of the incorrigible sinners who perish in the lake of fire will be condemned because they steadfastly refused to repent when given the opportunity do so. (Lu 16:20-31, Matt 7:20-24).

    If our time is now, then for us these are the last days no matter when Christ comes to set up the kingdom of God over the earth. Ponder that and repent.

    Tim McCaulley
    Jacksonville FL

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