Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 35

The Gentile Nations

The Book of Isaiah

Chapter 35

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     Chapter’s 13 through 27 were burden chapters;

     Chapters 27 through 34 were woe chapters.

     We come to chapter 35 and there will be blossoming in the desert, a result of the presence of our Lord and these are, indeed, refreshing words to read and hear.

     A glimpse into the Millennium and what's in store for His saints.

     We plod through this life depending on family and friends to bring joy into our lives. A birth of a son or daughter; the coming of a grandchild; gatherings with friends at cookouts on weekends.

     If your life contains the determination to live righteously, according to the will and laws of Almighty God, in a world full of hatred and evil, then you will find comfort in this chapter because it’s written to those that persevered, to those that will be rewarded and allowed to walk on a highway called The Way of Holiness.

     This chapter will give us a glimpse of our Father’s Kingdom and what it’s going to be like for those that follow the path of righteousness in this world.

     Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

     The deserts contain many beautiful flowers: the blue phacelia, the desert paintbrush, the dune sunflower and the brown-eyed evening primrose, to mention but a few but you will never see a rose grow there.

     What is that telling us? The moisture, the content of the air, everything has changed. Everything is different. What about our body? Has it changed? You bet it has.

     Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

     It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing. The whole desert feels the change. Even the earth rejoices when hatred and evil and all that offends, is removed. The book of Romans mentions that:

     Ref:  Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. KJV

     I used to poke fun at those that talked to plants. I don't do that anymore. I talk to plants now.

     Our soul and spirit longs to go back to that place. We don’t remember it, Father won’t allow us to remember because it may influence how we live our lives today and He wants all decisions made by us to be clean and free of past actions.

     The glory of Lebanon. Those huge cedar trees that are symbolic of our Father.

     Carmel means a fruitful place or park while Sharon means a beautiful plain. Both are places of paradise.

     Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

     Tell people about what you’ve read here in this chapter. Make the weak and the feeble feel as good about it as you do. Give them some hope, that life will not always be the way it is for them right now.

     Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

     We found out a lot about Father’s vengeance in prior chapters but you don’t have to be afraid of Him or His anger if you follow Him and love Him and try to live according to His will.

     And although, many times, it seems that the bad are never punished for their actions, that they get away with just about anything but during this final time, they won’t even be here and it will be a recompence, a reward for you and then He will do what?

     He will come and save you. No need to fear anything.

     If you’re living a life that just doesn’t seem to include our Father, you’re going to miss out on so many rewards and your life, in the flesh, will have been wasted.

     There is nothing that was ever on this earth, or ever will be on this earth, that can compare to what’s in store for us in the eternity.

     The seven wonders of the world are but a postage stamp of things to come in the eternity. How can you deliberately throw that all away?

     Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

     There are no infirmities in the spiritual body. Blindness and deafness will not exist.

     It’s been said that when angels were encountered during the Old Testament times, that they not only looked just like us but that their age appeared to be somewhere in their middle 20’s. And the body that they were in, the spiritual body, never aged or got sick or ever had anything wrong with it.

     Isaiah 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

     There are no handicapped people in a spiritual body, it’s been created perfect. This is another reason for the Millennium, that thousand-year period of teaching and discipline.

     There are probably people with physical handicaps that would not be able to read and understand our Father’s Word. Should they just be cast aside and left to wither and not given a chance to overcome the temptations of Satan? Of course not.

     Our Father is a fair judge and everyone will be treated with equal justice and those who have a handicap need not fear of being left out because of it.

     They will all be jumping around for joy and singing at the top of their voices.

     For in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. Our Lord will cause that to happen simply by being present.

     If you haven’t noticed, our Lord will be the One in charge after He returns. Although He is the Son of our Father, and the two are actually one, it will be the Lord that we see and worship during the Millennium.

     Only after the day of Judgment, the day that eternity begins, will the three-fold offices of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be joined back together to form the Triune, because the work of the Divine Three, during this life in earthly bodies, will be accomplished.

     Isaiah 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

     This word parched usually means dry and without water but the translation from the Hebrew loses the true meaning of the word:

       Parched-- OT:8273 sharab (shaw-rawb'); from an unused root meaning to glare; quivering glow (of the air), expec. the mirage:

     It means a mirage. This ground that LOOKS like a pool, a mirage, is really going TO BE a pool of water. A place full of comfort and joy.

     Our Father expects His Election to be a witness during this five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist and that means that you have earned the right to be in this garden.

     Do you have a right to be here? Are you one of His Elect?

     Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

     The way of holiness is the sacred road of Christ.

     The unclean shall not pass over it. They won’t be there to enjoy it. They decided that the world was a lot more fun than spending years living according to some laws, promising a future that probably never existed in the first place.

     No faith. No love for our Father.

     The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. This translation is not really on the mark because it means that even the simple ones can get here and not go astray.

     Isaiah 35:9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:

     Now, we found out in the 11th chapter of this book of Isaiah that there WOULD be animals with us during the Millennium so why would it say here that no lion shall be there? If you read the rest of that verse it also says that nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon.

     It means that there will be no carnivores there, the animals that used to eat flesh will no longer do that. Why? Because we’re all in spiritual bodies at this time. I don’t know for sure but I feel that they will participate and eat the fruit that will be available and grows along that spiritual river that flows from under the Throne of our Father.

     Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. KJV

     Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. There won’t be anything there to be sorry about. And the things that we did in this lifetime, that we may regret ever happened, will not be remembered there. No sorrow and sighing at all.

    The ransomed are our Father’s Elect, those souls that He Himself ransomed. Many of them justified themselves during the first heaven/earth age, to the point that Father can interfere in their lives to help accomplish His Plan.

     Of course, they still have free will and can refuse to do His Will but that seems a little farfetched to me. They will be the teachers and judges during this time. They are the ones that will live just outside the Millennial Temple with access to the Lord whereas others will not.

     This is a view of how those that love our Father in this life will live during the Millennium. What a wonderful place that will be. And it’s available to every single one of us. You just simply have to love the Father more than you do the world.

     A snapshot of our Father’s Kingdom during the Millennium. Are you going to be there to enjoy it?

 

 

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