Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 42
It is difficult, if not impossible, for the human mind to understand and accept an entity, a spiritual force, that has no beginning and no end. An entity that exists, that simply IS, who merely says of Himself: I AM THAT I AM.
There is no explanation, no justification of His existence, no reasoning to validate Him. No other has come forth and said that they are responsible for HIS existence, that they created Him. If that were the case, why then, should we accept THIS ONE and not the one that created HIM?
We are certain that He exists because we cannot duplicate His works. We can modify a tree but we cannot make one from nothing. We can build skyscrapers and marvelous cities but we have to use materials provided for us; we cannot make them from scratch.
To say that all of creation came about from the explosion of a 2-millimeter piece of cosmic material is to proclaim our stupidity and ignorance to all that want to listen, our reluctance to swallow our pride and pay homage to the One that actually did the formation.
And then we are asked to believe something even more doubtful: that this beautiful being, this ever-existing creature, can split Himself into three separate entities, all still retaining equal power but distributed through three different channels: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
To enable us to pass through this time period, having the certainty that we will be watched over as a father would his children, that we would be given a way to exit this life and enjoy something much more exciting and beautiful, and to have a force working behind the scenes in our favor.
To further demean His existence, we fabricate and pay homage to something that we CAN make with our own talents, our own hands. We imitate His creative powers on a scale that is so pitifully small that it makes one wonder why His anger doesn’t just destroy us all. We should rather stick a sharp stick in His eye than to try to pass ourselves off as creators of anything except confusion and turmoil.
When this age of human life is over; the judgments and rewards have been executed or handed out; when that promised ending/beginning is actually here, these three separate spirits of this creative One will merge back together into one individual entity, just as it was in the beginning.
To live happily in an existence that will never end, in a body that will never die, with a heavenly Father that will love us forever. Is this a fabricated utopia? Something to ease the pain of not being better than someone else?
There was happiness in Heaven before the katabole’…is there a chance that this period of recreation could happen again? It all comes down to what you, as an individual, want to believe. It’s your faith that counts, not someone else’s.
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Our Father is talking about His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. His spirit is the Holy Spirit and here you have the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit. The Godhead.
And He’s talking to His Elect. Who are those again? Who is His Election? His Elect are those souls that were chosen before the foundation of the world. Remember earlier that I mentioned that when you see that phrase, foundation of the world, that it refers to the first heaven/earth age:
Ref: 1st Peter 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, KJV
These were the souls that justified themselves during that age, that time. They stood fast and furious behind our Father before, during and after that war in heaven, caused by Satan and his 7000 angels, in their futile attempt to overthrow our Father from the Mercy Seat of power over all creation.
You and I, in this life, must prove to our Father that we love Him more than we do Satan or the things of this world and we do that by how we live our daily life. How we live shows our Father to whom our heart belongs.
But those souls that stood out, those souls that told our Father that they will stand with Him during this war, do not have to prove themselves in this life. And they can be used by our Father, during this life, to help Him further His Plan.
They still have free will and can decide to live a life separate from Him, as a lot of other people do, so they don’t just get a free ride, no matter how they act, they still have to love Him and follow His commandments and laws like the rest of us.
Manifest in these last times for you. In these end times, the latter end of the generation of the fig tree, they work to bring His truth into the mainstream of many people’s lives.
You can become one of His Election by understanding that the false messiah comes first, before the true Messiah and this knowledge also puts the seal of God in your forehead, your brain, and makes you completely invulnerable during the five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist:
Ref: Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. KJV
Satan and his angels can only jerk around those people that DO NOT HAVE THE SEAL OF GOD IN THEIR FOREHEADS. What’s in your forehead? That’s where your brain is supposed to be.
Spiritually, there is a lot to be gained by reading and studying His Word during these days and living a life that He can be proud of. The rewards are monumental. Many people don’t share this attitude and continue to live according to their own rules or the rules of man and this will eventually bring them much heartache and fear.
Isaiah 42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
The 53rd chapter of Isaiah gives a good reference to the above:
Ref: Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. KJV
This happened continuously throughout our Lord’s life. However, that WILL NOT be the case when He returns. The day that that happens is called the Lord’s Day but it is also known as the Day of Vengeance and His enemies will know it for sure.
Who are our Lord’s enemies? Satan and his bunch? Sure, but there are others, similar to you and me, as well:
Ref: James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. KJV
Be very, very careful as to how you live your life every day. Don’t be caught unawares.
Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
A bruised reed is very fragile but when this analogy is applied to our Lord it means that even though he was bruised and beaten while carrying that cross to Golgotha, He never broke. He never cried out and wailed.
The smoking flax shall he not quench. This refers to a wick in an oil lamp. The wick was made of flax and when it burned all the way down it would turn black with soot and only give out very little light but if you trim it a little it would spring back to life and give out a lot of light.
Our Lord can do that in your life. He can save you before that little glimmer of light goes out entirely, before you are lost to the world forever, before hope is gone, and turn you around and bring you back into the fold again. He won’t give up on you or quench that small light entirely because He loves you.
Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
The isles shall wait for his law. The distant lands beyond the seashore.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Previously our Father has spoken OF the Lord, His Son, as Messiah; in verses 5-7 He speaks TO Him.
Let’s take a closer look at the names of God being used in this verse:
God—EL is essentially the Almighty. EL is our Father in all His strength and power, the Omnipotent One. EL is our Father as One who sees all, knows all and performs all things.
The Lord—In the English, it’s Jehovah but in the Hebrew it’s Yahaveh. This is our Father in relationship to His creation…us. He is the Father of those that have been saved (redeemed) and now walk in Him.
He that giveth breath unto the people upon it. He places a soul in each and every one of us in these flesh and blood bodies, these earthly bodies.
Isaiah 42:6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Father speaking to our Lord…This is the commission given to Christ: to be a light for the people, the Gentiles, the ethnic peoples.
Through our Lord, and ONLY through our Lord, can the Gentiles receive eternal life, to be grafted into that Tree of Life.
A Gentile is anyone who is from a foreign nation, as far as Israel is concerned. We are not of His chosen people. Not even all ten Tribes are His chosen people, only the Tribe of Judah has that distinction.
The other 11 Tribes are known as Hebrews, or those from across the river. But through Christ ALL PEOPLES have the opportunity of eternal life.
This does not take away the duties of His Election, they still have work to do.
Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
These verses, here in Isaiah, were written about 600 years before Christ ever walked the earth.
Prisoners from the prison. One of the first things our Lord did after His crucifixion was to go to those souls of the people that have lived and died BEFORE His death and give every one the opportunity for salvation and eternal life. It also includes those spirits in prison:
Ref: 1st Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Ref: 1st Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; KJV
This gives every soul that was placed in every earthly body a chance for salvation BEFORE His death on the cross. Our Lord presented the truth to them and it was up to them to decide who they wanted to love. They received the truth without embellishment or distortion by anyone else.
The sacrificing of animals had nothing to do with salvation. It was only a way of showing obedience to our Father and His laws and commandments at the time.
Our Lord went all the way back to Adam and Noah and the 6th day creation to give these souls a chance for salvation.
“Well, who are those spirits in prison?”
They are the angels that left heaven and came down to earth to marry and take wives of the daughters of men:
Ref: Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. KJV
The plain truth of it is that these angels, in their spiritual bodies, came and had sexual relationships with women, in their earthly bodies. The children produced by these actions were called Geber or giants. They were hybrids, with malformed bodies, standing several feet in height, up to ten feet in some cases.
All of them having the memory of both heaven/earth ages which is not allowed by our Father as it may influence our decisions in this life to choose between our Father and Satan. The flood of Noah’s time was an effort by our Father to destroy those hybrid giants and I personally don’t believe that it was a world-wide flood, I think that it was localized within that one area.
They apparently were not all destroyed by that flood.
Bear in mind, these are NOT the same angels that stood with Satan/Lucifer in that war in the first heaven/earth age.
I can guarantee that you will NEVER hear those particular Scriptures read aloud, or this subject talked about, in ANY church in this country. And this information that our Father wants us to know is crucial in understanding the events that happened shortly after this age began and will make other verses a bit easier to understand, in some cases.
Where our Father's love for His children made Him decide to have this particular heaven/earth age, the one that we're living in right now, the actions of these angels almost overcame humanity and would have forced our Father to destroy all of His children anyway.
Isaiah 42:8 I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
I am the Lord. Let’s see what was said about this back in Exodus:
Ref: Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. KJV
Neither my praise to graven images. Don’t associate our Father with graven images. Don’t make up lies about these idols and say that our Father was the one who worked through them. That’s a bad road to take.
Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Father told us what was coming, it came just like he said it would and He tells us of some things that will happen in the future. It’s been said that the Minor Prophet are like reading tomorrow's newspaper but it’s not just limited to them, you can find prophesy everywhere in the Scriptures.
If you keep up with current events happening around the world and read the Scriptures at the same time, you can pretty much figure out some of the general events that will be happening and, knowing what the generation of the fig tree is all about and when it started, gives you a huge jump on understanding prophesy.
Too many people are walking around clueless in this world and it doesn’t have to be that way, especially when our Father tells us everything we need to know right here in the Scriptures.
Having the unction of the Holy Spirit helps really well also. How do you get that? It seems to come along with spiritual discernment as well. Study and read the Bible every day and after a while it will come to you but you have to work for it, it’s not just given out to everyone. Although, everyone can get it if you work for it.
There are some things that our Father does for us that seems to come with some sort of timeline. For instance, if you deliberately do something to someone, speak badly about them or spread a wrongful rumor, it will take about a month, 30 days, before you might see some repercussions from our Father for it.
Maybe you started praying for something or somebody, other than yourself, you may see a response within a month or so. And boy, when it actually does happen, that’s a pretty good feeling. Not only does it reassure you that He really is listening but it makes you feel just a little bit important for just an instant. Don’t let it go any longer than that, though.
Isaiah 42:10 Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Every country around the world will be singing because the Lord is here and the song that will be sung is the Song of Moses, and you can find it in Deuteronomy, chapter 32. You can read it for yourself by going to the top menu bar and clicking on Bible Basics and it’s the last entry on the list.
Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Kedar means dark-skinned.
✡ Rock-- OT:5554 Cela` (seh'-lah); the same as OT:5553; Sela, the rock-city of Idumaea: KJV - rock, Sela (-h).
This Cela’ is one of the strongholds of Edom, which is to say, Esau, which is to say, Russia.
Let the nations shout if they want. If they understand, they’ll have something to rejoice about.
Isaiah 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord, and declare his praise in the islands.
Give praise in every district.
Isaiah 42:13 The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
It doesn’t pay to be a nation in disfavor with the Father. Surely He can’t be happy with this country today.
As a child, I remember TV programs that were light and happy; songs were about love and happiness and broken hearts. Generally, things were upbeat. Jobs were scarce, money was tight.
Today, songs are about killing, rape, sodomy, beatings and it seems that one single voice has the power of a thousand. One person makes praying in school illegal. Another person makes praying before a high school football game illegal.
You can’t put the Ten Commandments in a courthouse anymore but it’s ok to put a statue of Satan sitting on a stool out in front and have the little kiddies sit there and get their picture taken by Mom and Dad. (Ref: Oklahoma City)
It seems that evil out trumps good everywhere you look.
Isaiah 42:14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
✡ Devour--OT:7602 sha'aph (shaw-af'); a primitive root; to inhale eagerly; figuratively, to cover; by implication, to be angry; also to hasten: KJV - desire (earnestly), devour, haste, pant, snuff up, swallow up.
He’s going to inhale and swallow up everything that is evil. Instantly. When is this going to happen? On the Lord’s Day, of course.
The analogy of a woman giving birth is used here by our Father. She lies there and holds her breath and finally when the pain gets too strong, her cry bursts out of her mouth and fills the room.
I have long time holden my peace. The patience of our Father is demonstrated in 2nd Peter:
Ref: 2nd Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Ref: 2nd Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. KJV
He will wait until the last possible moment before executing judgment because He doesn’t want to lose even one of His children to Satan.
Isaiah 42:15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
Mountains and hills = Nations and small countries.
In Revelation, chapter 21:1, we find out that all bodies of water are dried up:
Ref: Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. KJV
“Well, if that’s true then where did it go?”
At the end of the Millennium the water will go back into the Firmament that surrounds this beautiful planet and it will water the earth with dew each and every morning. No storms, no hail, no hurricanes.
Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
Our Lord is still speaking…
During the Millennium all paths will be made straight, which means, there will be nothing that strains the body. Everything will be smooth and straight, figuratively speaking.
The Scriptures will be opened up within everyone’s mind; you won’t need some preacher to explain verses to you. Those that our Father blinded to the truth, for their own protection, by the way, will now see things crystal clear:
Ref: 2nd Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Ref: 2nd Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. KJV
His Election will be the teachers of discipline and judges over all controversies. You can be one of His Election but you have to work at it. You need to read and study the Scriptures every day to show yourself approved. The ONLY time that our Father likes repetition is when we are trying to please Him.
Prewritten prayers are monotonous to Him because they don’t come from your heart.
Father will take notice of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and He will bless you for it but you have to be steadfast and determined about it. If you get lackadaisical about it, He just might ignore your efforts.
He will be with us always, even during the Millennium:
Ref: Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. KJV
During the Millennium many people may wonder why they were so obstinate with our Father, during this life, when they could have had His blessings all those years. Could have had His favor. Could have seen spiritually but was blind as a bat.
What a time that’s going to be; I can hardly wait for it to happen. How about you? Are you going to be a teacher or a judge during that time or are you going through the training? It’s up to you, it’s your future, you can make it happen starting today.
Father loves you and He will make things as easy for you as He can when you begin to read and study His Word.
Isaiah 42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
Ultimately, the graven images will turn from being many to being only one and that one will be Satan/Antichrist in his role as the fake messiah and they will be so ashamed, at the fact that they have been taken in, that they will pray for mountains to fall on themselves to hide them from our Father’s gaze:
Ref: Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. KJV
The truly sad part is that they really loved the Father; they thought that they were making Him happy by going to church every Sunday morning. They didn’t realize that they were receiving a blindness of a different sort. They didn’t realize that they were being conned by their preacher and Satan.
They didn’t read for themselves nor did they study for themselves and they didn’t understand that the false messiah comes BEFORE the true Messiah. They loved the Father but it was a lazy-love. A lot of words with no actions to back it up.
Oh, it’s easy to say I love you to someone but it’s your actions that tell that person how you really feel. And now you’re being turned back and not allowed in. How dreadful is that going to feel?
Isaiah 42:18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
Our Lord is calling those that don’t pay attention.
Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?
Many of these messengers weren’t sent by the Father, although they’ll tell you that they were. These preachers are called antichrist's but they’re not the big-daddy of them all. They’re little ones:
Ref: Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. KJV
Listen to the words of St. John, concerning preachers that are called antichrists:
Ref: 1st John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. KJV
Last time means these end times, and there will be many that will come, claiming to be from the Father.
This word perfect may throw you off a little because of how we use it today when we speak. Here is the definition in the Hebrew:
✡ Perfect-- OT:7999 shalam (shaw-lam'); a primitive root; to be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively, to be (causatively, make) completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate (in various applications):
They listen to their preacher every Sunday morning, they trust and believe in what he tells them but, sadly, they don’t check him out or study on their own. Because of this, they have a false sense of security, they feel safe in their own minds, they don’t worry about being deceived. But they already are.
They believed in the traditional teachings of the church and now their soul is in jeopardy. The rapture theory. The any-moment doctrine. The fly-away theory.
Isaiah 42:20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
“There are none so blind as those that will not see.” A popular proverb dated 1546 A.D.
There are many that are hooked on deception and will never see or hear the truth.
Isaiah 42:21 The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake. His Elect will not be deceived, they know the truth, they know that the false christ comes first.
Father’s people will always know the truth and it will always protect you. It will always be honorable to know the truth.
Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
These are those that are not of the Election. In a sense, this is talking about usury. It’s talking about being entrapped in borrowed money and paying extensive amounts of interest.
Isaiah 42:23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
Can you hear this? Who will listen to the Word of God? Well, the righteous will, those that want to be blessed of our Father. Those that delight in studying His Letter to us.
Isaiah 42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the Lord, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.
Who gave Jacob for a spoil? Our Father did because they didn’t listen and instead of following the laws of our Father they followed the laws of the enemy.
Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart. KJV
Father is not going to help you as long as you remain obstinate. It makes Him angry when we don’t listen to Him and choose our own way. And, one day, as we’re walking our own path we’re going to get burned and it hurts Him to see that happen to us.
Our Father is so proud of His Election and what they're doing in this age that we're living in right now. Read and study His Word. Allow it to forewarn you of the dangers of deception. Take it to heart and eat it.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth
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—6 September 2016—
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