The word Isaiah means the salvation of Yahaveh or the salvation of Yah. It’s written to the House of Judah in Jerusalem as well as to the House of Israel
Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Isaiah prophesied during the reign of these four kings of Judah, the House of Judah. That period of time covered 60 years.
Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
His chosen people, these houses of Judah and Isaiah. Two Tribes in one house and ten Tribes in the other. He has taken care of them, watched over them, protected them and chastised them when they were disobedient because they had a habit of looking around at the heathen nations beside them and saying:
“Man, they sure look like they’re having some kind of fun over there”.
And they probably are, if you want to satisfy the desires of the flesh but that’s not why He created them. He wants them to get through this heaven/earth age and make it into the next age but to do that they have to fend off Satan and his powers of persuasion for the “worldly” things, and like the rest of the human race, we/they succumb now and then and it takes a bunch for our Father to convince them to get back in line again.
Have you ever wondered to yourself WHY our Father wanted/needed this special race, His chosen few, to begin with? The record of creation in Genesis demonstrates that after the first seven days were complete, the very next thing He did was create Adam and Eve.
And regardless of what you might think, they were NOT the beginning of the human race, they were the beginning of the HEBREW race, His chosen race, and His chosen people.
And again we come back to the original question: Why was there a need to create them?
Because through them would come the Savior, who would die on the cross and give His life so that all souls could have forgiveness of their sins if they simply believed on Him. That’s why it was so important to keep these chosen few on the right path so that the bloodline would not be polluted.
Another question: how did our Father KNOW that there would be a NEED for a Savior? Think about it.
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
The ox knows the voice behind him when he’s pulling the plow and the ass knows where the corn is kept in his master’s crib but these people don’t seem to know Him except when they want something from Him and that is usually forgiveness because they screwed up again after He warned them to be careful.
Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
The Holy One of Israel. What a beautiful title. I use that title often when I pray to Him. You should too but do it with reverence.
They have separated themselves from Him because it seems that they would rather sin than stay in His good graces.
We do the same thing today, we’re no different. In fact, we’re probably worse than they were. In a matter of hours, we can be anywhere on this planet that we choose to be, thanks to United Airlines and all the other types of transportation. There are thousands of opportunities to sin around the world, so many that I think it would be difficult to choose which one to go to.
I personally don’t have the desire or the finances to go that route but for people that have the resources, there is a place in the Orient where really sick people go to practice and perform depravity. It’s called Thailand. But it seems that, in recent times, the government is trying to crack down on that sort of crime.
However, Thailand is a third-world country and the money that comes in from those kinds of activities helps keep the country rolling and progressing so I don’t see that kind of lifestyle being eliminated altogether.
And back in the day, in which this book of Isaiah was written, ‘ole Abdul could not have gone to Thailand anyway, he didn’t have the resources.
And the more that Israel commits her sins, the more she backslides and moves backward.
Isaiah 1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
What is this word stricken?
Stricken-- OT:5221 nakah (naw-kaw'); a primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively):
Father is saying: why should I punish them anymore? They’re just going to do it again and again because that’s all they think about.
Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
From the bottom of their feet to the crown of their head they are sick throughout, figuratively and spiritually speaking, and they don’t seem to want to take care of themselves. Do you not understand what this is saying?
Ask a drunk or a drug addict why they never take a bath or a shower and listen to their answer. Many sleep on the street and get beaten up by others living the same lifestyle. They get a small bruise or a sore and because they don’t keep themselves cleaned up it becomes infected and full of puss and they have nothing to clean these sores with. No antibiotics, no ointments.
Our Father is trying to tell us that if the sins that make their souls black were on the outside for all to see, they would look like sores and wounds covering the entire body with puss oozing out and nothing to clean them up. EXCEPT going to the Father and asking for forgiveness and repenting and then their skin will look like a newborn baby again. Spiritually speaking, of course.
Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
Boy, does this apply to us today or what? You let strangers devour your land right in front of you and you do nothing to stop it. It’s called immigration. And the reason that you cannot stop it is because the government not only allows it but they encourage it.
Our borders, our gates along the southwest border of this country, are as porous as they can get. Thousands and thousands of illegal immigrants pour into this country every month through the Mexican/US border.
Obama’s government moves groups of a thousand or more to various small cities across the US, subtly and quietly infiltrating them into our society.
Their children have to be educated by the local school system of whatever county the federal government has placed them in. That costs money that the local citizens don’t have. Many cannot afford to send their own children to school without some kind of government assistance.
They all must have medical treatment and housing and food and money to buy the necessities of life and the local people cannot afford to do all this. In a lot of cases, it takes months and months for government money to reach these people and in the meantime, these counties are going broke. They just can’t handle it all.
These immigrants are taking over parts of this country and they’re never going to let them go. Once they are here, they will remain here forever. There is no way to deport some of them and make them come into this country legally.
Why is Obama and his administration doing this? To ensure and preserve socialism in these United States. These immigrants will be allowed to get jobs and be able to vote in all elections and who are they going to vote for? The Democratic Party that gave this free ride to them.
It will ensure that the Democrats will be in power for many years to come.
Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
Who is the daughter of Zion? The city of Jerusalem. After the strangers have ravaged all the land it’s going to look like a small cottage out among the grape vines. It will be destroyed as a city besieged along with all the inhabitants.
Isaiah 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.
Father is going to leave a small remnant, He’s not going to allow the full destruction of His people. Romans chapter 11 will tell us who that remnant is:
Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal
Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. KJV
That 7000 is the counterpart to the 7000 fallen angels that follow and worship Satan.
Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
He likens the rulers of Israel to the depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah before He destroyed them.
Isaiah 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
You disobey all My Laws and Commandments and then you have the nerve to come before me, wailing and praying, and offering your sacrifices of the blood of oxen and goats! Is this really what you think I want?
What He wanted was for them to follow His Laws and Commandments to the fullest extent and then, on top of that, give the best of their crop or their herds to Him in a solemn sacrifice. All of which would show their love for Him.
Pretty much what He expects from us: obey His Laws and Commandments and give a 10% tithe. No longer the blood of goats and lambs because our Lord put an end to all that. His Blood put an end to that.
But His children sin and disregard Him as though He were nothing and then they have the balls to offer Me a stupid sacrifice? Do they really think that that will appease My anger? IT WILL NOT APPEASE MY ANGER.
Nor will it today. You can’t ignore Him for years and then all of a sudden drop down on your knees and ask for Him to bless you. How many people go to church every Sunday with a ton of sin assigned to them in the Book? Go there to worship Him? Not hardly. He’s not there. Not with what they preach in churches today.
Isaiah 1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Who asked you to come before Me with all this nonsense?
Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
New moons and Sabbaths means that they make up their own feast days, they celebrate their own heathen feast days. He didn’t tell them to do that. Heck, they didn't even want to travel from Samaria to Jerusalem for the true feast days, they let their king make a couple of golden calves and they stayed at home and worship them!
What kind of feast days did they make up on their own? Well, let's bring it home, let's bring it into our time....they made up Easter, the pagan celebration of the bunny rabbit, colored eggs and yellow candy chickens. It's a replacement holiday for Passover because only Jews celebrate Passover, don't they? Christians celebrate Easter, don't they?
"Well, that's what they told me."
Isaiah 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Father is saying that He is so tired of all this nonsense that He can barely stand it anymore.
Do you really want to make your Creator weary, even at the sight of you? Do you want Him to sigh and say…good grief, here they come again with their repetitious nonsense. Get away from Me!
Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you. You think that you’re so religious, you stand there with the band playing, some choir singing, candles burning, hands raised over your heads and swaying back and forth and this is your expression of love for Me?
Soooooo religious. Sooooooo holy.
He doesn’t like it. You act like a bunch of heathens. When you become an offense to Him, even in prayer, you are a lost soul.
Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Clean yourself up spiritually. Start studying His Word and stop playing church with your friends down the street. Start living according to His Commandments.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Start doing some good things in your life. Stop with all this me, me, me, me.
Isaiah 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.
How do you reason with our Father? You understand His Word and you accept the fact that His Son died on the cross so that you could have all your sins forgiven. He will turn them from scarlet to white. White as snow. Clean. Gone.
Isaiah 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Follow Me and I will bless you.
Isaiah 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Not only can He put a hole in your bucket, He can take the bucket away entirely. Spiritually, you have no defense against His Word. You either follow Him or you don’t.
Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
How these people have changed when they strayed away from My Word.
Isaiah 1:22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
During the process of refining raw ore, the silver is put into the furnace and collects in the center while the worthless dross or slag accumulates around the edges. The slag is removed and you have pure silver but with sin and disobedience to our Father, the people of Israel and Jerusalem, once clean and pure when following our Father, are now polluted with the lies and treacheries of Satan.
As wine diluted with water is worthless.
Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
They’ve become self-centered, that’s all they think about. Pleasing themselves. Why are they the companions of thieves? Easy money. Hey, they are the leaders, the politicians, the ones with the power. Give a little bribe here and there, grease the wheels of government for their own purposes.
No different today. A corrupt politician back then is a corrupt politician today. They disregard the same Laws and Commandments.
Isaiah 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
His patience is over and He will dispense judgment upon all His enemies. Ezekiel says it pretty well:
Ezekiel 5:13 Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the Lord have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them. KJV
Isaiah 1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
If you will allow Him to do so He can take away all that dross, those imperfections in the silver. All you have to do is repent and ask. But you have to be truthful, you can’t con Him just for a quick cleanup of your page in the Book.
Isaiah 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
How in the world is He going to do this? Certainly not in this life! And that’s true. It will happen ONLY after He returns to Mount Zion on the last day of this dispensation.
During the Millennium. All judges will be fair. Why? Because there is no dross in anything anymore, it’s all pure. When His feet touch that Mount all the rudiments shall be burned up, all the evil will be gone.
Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.
Did you know that you could be one of His Election and be a judge during this time? Or maybe a teacher?
Isaiah 1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
Those that just never got the point of it all, those that just didn’t give a hoot about any of that religious crap called the Bible, they won’t be in the Millennium. They’ll be put over off to the side and on Judgment Day they will walk into that Lake of Fire just like Satan.
Isaiah 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
Grove worshiping. Idol worshiping. Asherah put right in the Temple itself. How, in the name of all that is good, could anyone allow that to happen? A replica of a male penis inside the Temple itself. 10' plus in height.
You didn't know that, did you? Prove me wrong. Do the research yourself and prove me wrong. Prove that I'm lying on this. Stop banging your gums together and get off your lazy butt and do the research....prove to everyone that I'm wrong.
You probably won't even try so just sit down and shut up.
Isaiah 1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
Spiritually these people are going to dry up and fade away. They won’t be with us during the eternity, heck, we won’t even remember that they ever existed.
Isaiah 1:31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them. KJV
This word tow is an interesting word:
Tow-- OT:5296 ne`oreth (neh-o'-reth); from OT:5287; something shaken out, i.e. tow (as the refuse of flax):
The refuse of flax is a burned out wick, either on a candle or an oil lamp. The very touch of your finger on it and it disintegrates into powder. It’s not going to be as strong as an oak any longer.
The maker of it is our Father, our Creator. In this analogy, the maker of the candle and the wick will burn together. The Creator and His created.
How wonderful it’s going to be when we can walk with our Lord, together with Him, and nothing can separate us from Him.
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