Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 10
Yahaveh's Covenant--Broken for Israel's Deliverance
The Book of Isaiah
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Chapter after chapter we read of our Father threatening to bring judgment upon Israel, as a whole nation, and individually on each separate house: the house of Israel and the house of Judah. And over and over again they have ignored Him and pursued their interest and desires to worship pagan idols.
We need to think and reason and understand why they keep doing that. It’s the influence of Satan in the lives, in the lives of their leaders, primarily. And the people, as a whole, simply go:
“Duh, that’s what they said to do, they told me it was ok to worship idols”.
They follow what their religious leaders do and they do it willingly because worshipping idols, with the associated drunkenness and orgies and gluttony and all that goes along with that practice, is more enjoyable to them than following the laws and commandments of our Father.
They are more enthralled with the pleasures of flesh and blood than they are with doing the things that will save their soul. Are we any different today? Of course not.
But our Father keeps chastising them by using other countries or nations to come against them and eventually putting them in bondage. The house of Israel by the Assyrians and the house of Judah by the Babylonians.
When that war in heaven happened our Father had an opportunity to destroy all of the souls that He had created or bring us all into the life that we now live, to decide, once and for all, who we would love more: our Father or Satan. He did that because of His love for us.
And here we are, again, in the history of the Old Testament, with the souls now in flesh and blood bodies and still the rebellion against Him goes on. Could Father just go ahead and destroy ALL of His creation today? Sure could, and we would never know that we ever existed to begin with:
Isaiah 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. KJV
The above verse refers to the Raphaim but it could very easily be talking about the human race and not the race of giants.
But there will be some souls who steadfastly aligned themselves with Him in the first heaven/earth age and they will do so again in this earth age and these souls are the reason that life in these bodies continues today. His love for these special souls.
He created all souls for His pleasure and most of them paid Him back by rebelling against Him and following Satan and now, in this life, the number of those souls is going to be whittled down to a select few that have loved Him since the beginning. The others will be destroyed in the Lake of Fire.
And when the eternity begins, the only souls that will be present are those that stood by Him, those that denied Satan the opportunity to take them to hell with him.
And for that reason, the eternity is going to be really special.
Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
They decree unrighteous decrees means that they put laws into effect, on the books, that legalize things that should not be legal. Laws that take away the hard-earned money of hard-working people and give it to those that don’t deserve it. Liars, cheaters, beggars, when they could be working to support themselves but would rather lay on the couch watching daytime TV and drinking booze or doing drugs.
And not just a few, but millions and millions of them. A recent survey showed that the number of them on welfare, food stamps and other hand-out government programs, is approaching 24% of the population. It’s a vote buying scheme by and for the Democratic Party.
Read what Psalms has to say:
Ref: Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
Ref: Proverbs 6:10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Ref: Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Hey sluggard! Get out of that bed and go find a job! Nope, they lie there, comfortably on their back, hands folded across their chest….just thinking about getting a job makes them weary and needful of a nap.
They rip us off and don’t even use a gun. Sure, they live at the poverty level because that’s where they choose to live
Now they’re using millions of illegals to build up the voter count because YOU KNOW they are going to vote Democratic when it comes election time. They’re certainly not going to bite the hand that feeds them and they don’t even have to be citizens to vote.
In-your-face dumping on the Constitution.
Isaiah 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
Father brings the wonderful religious crooks into the conversation now. They prey on the widows and the fatherless because they’re poor, many living in squalor. They promise them that they will speak and pray to our Father for them if they’ll just buy a prayer cloth or a glow-in-the-dark crucifix or just send in a little cash.
And the elderly, in their passionate love for our Father, fall for this con and it does nothing but give them false hope. I guess they don’t realize that they can pray to the Father directly, words from their mouth to His ear, and He will hear them, He will listen to them.
In fact, He will save their prayers in little golden vials forever:
Ref: Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. KJV
There’s a wonderful eternity waiting for them, and these religious con artists are going to the Lake of Fire instead.
Isaiah 10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
What is this day of visitation? It’s the Lord’s Day, the day that He returns and places His feet on Mount Zion once again. What are you going to be doing on that day?
To whom will ye flee for help? It’s too late for help. Waaaay too late for help. It will be on this day that they will realize that they have followed the false christ, the fake messiah for the last five months. Revelation will tell us how they will feel on this day:
Ref: Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Ref: Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Ref: Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? KJV
There won’t be many but those who ARE able to stand to do it, because they knew who the false christ, the fake messiah was long before he showed up on Mount Zion, claiming to the world that he is the true Christ.
Isaiah 10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
That’s a bit confusing but it will be the house of Israel that will BE the prisoners:
✡ Prisoners -- OT:616 'acciyr (as-sere'); for OT:615: prisoner.
✡ Root Word -- OT:615 'aciyr (aw-sere'); from OT:631; bound, i.e. a captive:KJV - (those which are) bound, prisoner.
And His anger still does not abate. He can keep them from bowing down to their captors by simply returning to Him and living under His laws and commandments.
Isaiah 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
O Assyrian, a type of Antichrist to come five months before this Day of the Lord occurs. This will solidify in your minds when we get to chapter 14.
Father is going to use this Assyrian to straighten His people out, this house of Israel, but when that five month tribulation begins, the true Assyrian, Satan in his role as the Antichrist, will deceive all of the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the exception of the 144,000 who will have the seal of our Father in their forehead before the end, before He allows the four angels to release the four winds, as we can see from Revelation:
Ref: Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Ref: Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Ref: Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. KJV
There is one well known religion that will tell you that this number, 144,000 will be the total number of souls that will be able to enter into heaven at the end. Our Father has a little different take on the matter:
Ref: Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Ref: Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. KJV
A great multitude, which no man could number sounds like more than 144,000 to me, does it to you?
Another description of this great multitude is found here:
Ref: Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; KJV
Those angels are the souls that have already overcome in this life.
Going into Revelation just now I saw this verse that should convince the skeptics that the Millennium and the Eternity will be right here on earth:
Ref: Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. KJV
Continuing with Isaiah….
Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
And don’t just wash over these words: O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger. The Assyrian is going to be the rod that our Father uses to correct His children. He’s going to allow this army to come against His people.
And when He uses another nation to come against His people He expects that they thump them with temperance. If they go overboard with their punishment, He will bring them down as well.
Isaiah 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
The Assyrian thinks that the judgment that he is about to inflict is coming from his own heart and mind but it isn’t. It’s coming from the Father which makes the Assyrian ignorant of the fact that he is being used by our Father to chastise His own children.
Isaiah 10:8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
Cannot all my army bring judgment?
Isaiah 10:9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
These are all cities of past conquests of the Assyrian.
Isaiah 10:10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
The kingdoms of the idols…has he just called our Father an idol? Is he saying that our Father is into idol worship? Better be careful.
Isaiah 10:11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
This is probably Sargon, son of Sennacherib. He’s had a lot of conquests, especially Samaria, do you think that he cannot do the same with Jerusalem?
Isaiah 10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
Our Father, no doubt knowing all that’s being said in the above, the Assyrian boasting and pounding on his chest about all his accomplishments, is telling the Antichrist that He is still stronger than he is and that He is still in control and when it’s all said and done, when He’s through using this Assyrian to whip up on His people, He’s going to crush him on the day that He returns, the Lord’s Day.
Isaiah 10:13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
Again, the Assyrian is boasting, perceiving his conquest of the house of Israel. Robbing their treasuries and bringing them into captivity. It will happen but not just yet.
Isaiah 10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
He’s going to take their money like going to the hen house and gathering eggs every morning, it’s going to be that easy. And these hens are going to sit there and let him do it, they didn’t move a wing, nor did they peep. Why? They don’t fear him. Why? Because they’re deceived.
Of the four hidden dynasties of Satan, education, religion, government, and the economy, the economic factors hit the people more on a daily basis than the others. Taxed beyond what’s necessary, giving billions and billions of dollars to countries that have vowed to crush us because they label us satanic. For the purpose of making them our friends.
More money than good sense. You don’t BUY your friends and if you do you had better watch your six because they’re only looking out for their own interests. And when we’re talking about nations around the Middle East, this could get very interesting.
Let me ask you this….where is Mount Zion? It’s in the Middle East. In Israel. The only country in that area that we don’t have to buy to be our friend. And what does Obama do? He makes their Prime Minister enter the White House through the back door, a door used for deliveries.
Just today Obama released the sanctions on Iran that will bring over $100 Billion dollars into their economy. Iran will flood the markets with their oil and wind up making a barrel of it worth less than $30.00. In anticipation of this, the stock markets in the Middle East are crashing, even as we speak, this morning.
And Iran will continue to make progress building up their nuclear capabilities.
Don’t kid yourself. Obama is a Muslim and Muslims hate the Jews, probably a little more than they hate America.
One more thing before I continue with Isaiah. No country on earth will attack another country with a nuclear warhead on the end of one of their missiles. It’s just not going to happen. I don’t believe that it’s a part of our Father’s Plan.
We’re going to spend the Millennium and the Eternity right here on earth, why would He let a bunch of idiots blow up that which He created? He will never let that happen.
Of course, NOTHING could ever destroy this massive planet anyway BUT it could be made uninhabitable for living creatures like Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Why do I think that? Because it would not suit the political agenda of any nation. Just last week North Korea boasted of having tested one of their nuclear warheads and there was no atmospheric evidence that that had happened.
Fear mongering. That’s all this nuclear stuff is. Chest thumping. My dog is bigger than your dog, kind of thinking. And if they ever do test one, it won’t be one of theirs, it will be one of Iran’s.
Isaiah 10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Does the ax tell the one swinging it that it’s better than they are? Does the saw tell the one using it that it’s better than they are? No, of course not. But this is exactly what the Assyrian is doing. He’s proclaiming that he’s better and stronger than our Father when in fact the Assyrian is just a “tool” that the Father is using to punish His people.
Our Father is in control and when He’s through using that tool He’s going to destroy it.
Isaiah 10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
Father is going to allow the Assyrian army to invade Israel and the luxurious life that they’ve been leading will be over. Gluttony will become bread and water and they will soon burn with a desire to have that way of life back again.
You know, when our Father sent Moses into Egypt to lead His people out, there were a bunch of them that really didn’t want to go. And as they marched toward the Red Sea they began complaining about the food they were eating, unleavened bread, compared to the fresh vegetables they were getting when they were prisoners and slaves of the Egyptians.
They didn’t see the big picture, that our Father was going to take care of them and give them land upon which they could grow and prosper, under His protection and grace, they only saw the discomfort of not having human pleasures any longer.
Of course, they were made prisoners under the rule of Egypt because they weren’t listening to our Father and now that he’s taking them out of bondage they still aren’t thinking about Him. In fact, they’re complaining and being resentful towards Him.
Many people today are ignoring Him just like they did and rather than wonder why they aren’t being blessed they comfort themselves by saying:
“Well, such is life. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.”
When they could have a better life by bringing Him into it. At the very least, they would have mental comfort in knowing that He was watching over them.
Isaiah 10:17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
Now our Father is talking about how He’s going to destroy the Assyrian, Satan/Antichrist.
Who is the light of Israel? The Holy One. Jesus Christ. Thorns and his briers are referring to the Assyrian. Through the power of our Lord he is going to be burned up
Isaiah 10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
Our Father has, oft times, referred to Himself as a great cedar tree of Lebanon. Cedar and fir trees being evergreen, never shedding their leaves during the winter but green and beautiful the year-round. A symbol of greatness and ever alive.
Satan looks at himself in the same way and so did the Father in the beginning. In Ezekiel 31 Father speaks about him, when Satan was the cherub that covereth, when he was the pride and glory of our Father, before his desire to sit in the Mercy Seat brought his downfall.
Father made him in the full pattern, there was no one in His creation, in that first heaven/earth age, that could compare to him:
Ref: Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. KJV
And likened to the cedar tree…
Ref: Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. KJV
But then came his fall:
Ref: Ezekiel 31:10 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;
Ref: Ezekiel 31:11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness. KJV
Looking at this from the aspect of the future army of the Assyrian, his soldiers are also going to be destroyed. What is the standardbearer? That’s the guy who led the charge to the enemy, he was the first in front, holding the flag or ensign that represents the army of soldiers behind him. DOES NOT seem like a job that one would volunteer for!
He’s going to die and the army will experience defeat.
Isaiah 10:19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
✡ Write -- OT:3789 kathab (kaw-thab'); a primitive root; to grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe): KJV - describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write (-ing, -ten).
Write them, record the number of them.
When the battle is over the number of soldiers that were not killed could be counted by a child. Supposedly one that couldn’t count all that high, a very young child.
Isaiah 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
Now we switch to the few soldiers for our Father, the few that stood tall with Him in the first heaven/earth age and this one as well, His remnant, His chosen few, His Election. They won’t be leaning on Satan any longer, they’ll lean on the Father and the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
I sure do like that name: the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
That’s His Election from those twelve tribes, Jacob being the natural seed.
Isaiah 10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
There you have it, who was Israel? Those ten tribes that migrated over the Caucasus Mountains and into Europe and America.
Isaiah 10:23 For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
✡ Consumption -- OT:3617 kalah (kaw-law'); from OT:3615; a completion; adverb, completely; also destruction: KJV - altogether, (be, utterly) consume (-d), consummation (-ption), was determined, (full, utter) end, riddance.
He’s going to make a full end of this heaven/earth age on the Lord’s Day.
Isaiah 10:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.
He’s telling His people not to be afraid of this Assyrian, this Satan/Antichrist, he’s going to put you into bondage just like the Egyptians did.
Isaiah 10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
They’ll only have to suffer the indignation of this captivity for a short while and then He will reclaim them to Himself. He’s fixin’ to tell them WHY it will last only a little while.
Isaiah 10:26 And the Lord of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.
What is this scourge?
✡ Scourge -- OT:7752 showt (shote); from OT:7751; a lash (literally or figuratively): KJV - scourge, whip.
What happened at the rock of Oreb? Let’s go to 2nd Kings and find out.
Ref: 2nd Kings 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Ref: 2nd Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
That’s 7100 people.
Ref: 2nd Kings 19:36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. KJV
When our Father is ready to put a stop to something, He puts a stop to it.
Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
The yoke of bondage will be taken off of the neck of Israel. Who is the anointing? Jesus Christ is the anointing. He’s the Anointed One.
Ref: Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. KJV
The next part of the prophecy is Sennacherib advancing his army towards Judah, Jerusalem. He’s already got the ten tribes and Samaria, now he’s headed for Judah.
But our Father didn’t tell the Assyrian to take Judah as well as Israel, the king of Assyria is doing this on his own. Remember he talked really big about how he was as powerful as our Father earlier. Thumping his chest and all. Well, let’s see.
Isaiah 10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
He parked his carriage there to rest a bit. And he is about 7 miles outside of Jerusalem.
Isaiah 10:29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
Geba is 6 miles away; Ramah is 5 miles away; Gibeah is coming up.
Isaiah 10:30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
Anathoth is a priest town of the tribe of Benjamin. They are 3 miles out of Jerusalem.
Isaiah 10:31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
The people of Madmenah have already left, they can see the army coming towards them and the people of Gebim are getting ready to go.
Isaiah 10:32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
Nob is another city of the tribe of Benjamin, only ½ days' journey from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 10:33 Behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.
Again, the Assyrian is likened to the cedar and there’s a lengthy description in Ezekiel 31 that goes into much detail using this analogy.
Isaiah 10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one. KJV
This time the rod of iron will be in our Father’s hand, not the Assyrian’s. And you’ll notice that the king of Assyria did not lay a hand on anyone from the tribe of Judah. Why? Father had him killed off using two of his sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer. KJV
It should be clear that He can use whomever He chooses to accomplish His work, His Plan. He uses His Elect during this age because although they still have free will they can still do His bidding if they will listen to Him and act accordingly. If they don’t listen, He will choose someone else of the Election, it’s up to them.
How do you know if He wants to use you for something? You have to listen to that little voice or understand that feeling within you and that will not happen if you are ignoring him and are out there partying every night of the week.
Election or not, He only uses those that seek His approval and you get His approval by reading and understanding His letter to us, His Word.
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