Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 5
The Song of Yahaveh
The Book of Isaiah
The first part of this chapter 5 will have a parable with six woes in it. If you’ll remember there were three woes in Revelation and woes always means bad news, but if you love our Father and try as best you can to follow His Laws and Commandments then He will return that love one-hundred fold and you’ll be in great shape.
Don’t just say the words, I love you, Father, get down on your knees and pray to Him, repent of your sins and read a part of His Letter to us, the Bible, every day. Actions speak much louder than words.
Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
Is it a bit strange that the Creator of the universe has a vineyard? We’ll see, in a minute, that it represents something else but it’s just another example of our Father using nature and gardening and horticulture to simplify something that He wants to teach us. He wants us to understand.
What is this very fruitful hill?
In the Interlinear Bible, verse 1 reads like this:
“Now will I sing to my beloved, a song of my beloved, about his vineyard. There was a vineyard to my beloved, in a horn of a son of fatness.”
This can also be read as: in a horn of a son of oil.
Let’s look at some of these words in the Hebrew:
Hill -- OT:7161 qeren (keh'-ren); from OT:7160; a horn (as projecting); by implication, a flask, cornet; by resembl. an elephant's tooth (i.e. ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively, power: KJV - hill, horn.
Root Word -- OT:7160 qaran (kaw-ran'); a primitive root; to push or gore; used only as denominative from OT:7161, to shoot out horns; figuratively, rays: KJV - have horns, shine.
Son -- OT:1121 ben (bane); from OT:1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., [like OT:1, OT:251, etc.]):
Fatness -- OT:8081 shemen (sheh'-men); from OT:8080; grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); figuratively, richness:
Now, all of this does not need to be confusing. I’m just a stickler for correctness and the translators could have done a better job in translating, especially when—a very fruitful hill is used instead of a horn of a son of fatness or horn of the son of oil.
Does the sons of oil bring anything up in your mind? Does that ring a bell somewhere within that great cavern? It should because the two sons of oil are the two witnesses that will bring about the end of the five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist, when Satan goes against the will of our Father and he kills both of them:
Ref: Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. KJV
Let’s look at some of the symbology that our Father is using within this parable:
This vineyard is representative of actual people and places: His chosen and Israel.
The fruitful hill is the city of Jerusalem.
He fenced it, meaning that He protected that geographical area.
When He removed the stones He took some of the stumbling blocks away from His people.
The choicest vine meaning His people.
The tower is a watch tower from which they can see the enemy coming. The Kenites.
The winepress would be the Word of God or the fruit of His vine.
And where His people should have been educated in His Word and loving Him through it all, they end up being ruled over, deceived and turned into captives of the Kenites. Nothing good came out of all our Father’s work, just a bunch of no-good sour grapes.
Useful for nothing. Just throw them out, throw them away.
Wait a minute! I think that it’s even worse than we know….
Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Now, understanding the symbology that I just described above, coupled with the loving care that our Father gave to His favorite spot on earth and His chosen people, why did the vineyard bring forth wild grapes?
Many of you already know the difference between “wild” fruit and “cultivated” fruit. Wild fruit is usually much smaller in size, it doesn’t develop the tenderness and the sweetness, and the flavor is missing. So let’s see what’s up with the wild grapes:
Wild grapes -- OT:891 be'ushiym (be-oo-sheem'); plural of OT:889; poison-berries:
Root Word -- OT:889 be'osh (be-oshe'); from OT:877; a stench:
But it’s even more than poison berries, when you go to the prime it’s stinking poison berries. And then you can go to the 24th verse of chapter 3 of Isaiah, and find it written there: and it shall come to pass that instead of a sweet smell there shall be stink.
Instead of sweet tasting grapes they got stinking poison berries. Something came into that vineyard and polluted the good grapes. We can get a good idea of what that was by going to Matthew 13 and reading another parable from our Lord, the parable of the Tares of the Field:
Ref: Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Ref: Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Ref: Matthew 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Ref: Matthew 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Ref: Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Ref: Matthew 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Ref: Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. KJV
Our Lord is not going to leave us hanging here, He’s going to explain this parable to us:
Ref: Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Ref: Matthew 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Ref: Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Ref: Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Ref: Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
The time spoken of here by Matthew is the exact same time that we’re reading about here in Isaiah…the end of this dispensation, the end of the time that we are living in earthly bodies, the day that our Lord returns.
Ref: Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Ref: Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
This furnace of fire is the Lake of Fire, spoken of in Revelation 19:20 and 20:10, 14, 15. Making the point, again, and quite clearly, that there is no HELL, no place of eternal wailing and crying. These bad souls will be burnt up like a drop of fat on a hot coal in your BBQ pit. Psssssst! Gone. Even the memory of them is wiped away.
Ref: Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. KJV
Those souls that remain are the ones that loved our Father and took the time to read and study His Letter to us. How difficult is that to do? You can’t spend 15 minutes every day reading the information that our Father gave to us?
And I’m not talking about a daily devotional. That’s a feel good book.
“Well, let’s read a single verse every day and really feel good about it for an hour or so and then get on with life and work.”
A single verse every day….what are you, a wanna be preacher? That’s all THEY read every Sunday. One little ‘ole verse.
Read and study His Word, make yourself useful and available to Him if He should need you.
The vineyard here in Isaiah has been polluted with the lies and deceptions of Satan and his lies are poison to the health of your soul. As with the tares in Matthew, you can’t tell the difference between the good souls or the bad, at least, not with a human eye.
It took an angel, a soul in a spiritual body, to see who was who. You can’t just look at a human being and tell whether they’re good or bad, at least, not on the surface. So these Kenites can mingle among us and unless we can recognize them by their works, they remain an undercover cancer.
Isaiah 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
I want you to take a good hard look at my vineyard.
Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
Our Father is asking: what else could He have done for His people? He loved them, He protected them, He gave them land upon which to live and now He finds out that they, His people, have done all these things, allowed idols into their worshiping, allowed Satan to come in and bring the traditions of heathens into their lives…what more could He have possibly done?
After seeing all of this happen to His vineyard, after watching His people ignore Him and sin against Him, here is what He has decided to do:
Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
He’s going to take away all of His protection. He’s going to let the enemy stay there and have his way with them.
You know what? I just used the word enemy and that makes me as guilty as anyone else of soft-soaping something very serious.
There’s a TV preacher down in Louisiana that likes to use the word enemy when he’s talking about Satan. That word is politically, socially and religiously correct. It strikes no fear into the hearts of men like “demons” or “spirits of the nether world”. It’s so placid and neutral, you could almost invite the enemy over for dinner and enjoy his company and conversation.
How these preachers make things easy for Satan/Antichrist.
Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
If our Father takes His presence away then what is left? The lying words of their preachers? The traditions of their churches? The source of all truth that’s necessary for the nourishment of your soul?
Symbolically, their churches are going to represent desolation. And why not? The DESOLATOR will soon stand on Mount Zion telling the entire world that he is the true Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
There our Father explains what His vineyard represented: both the House of Israel and the House of Judah. His chosen people.
Our Father made a covenant with this geographical location and this city of Jerusalem. The record of the covenant is found in Ezekiel:
Ref: Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest mine. KJV
In fact, our Father’s love for this city of Jerusalem is covered by the entire chapter 16 here in Ezekiel.
And if you look at the Middle East today, the talk of splitting the city of Jerusalem, one half to the Jews and one half to the Arabs becomes a moot point when the Lord returns because all of this fighting will be for naught and He will reclaim that which He claimed many centuries ago.
And you can bet that the Dome of the Rock will be eradicated as well. It has to be, for it’s my belief that the Temple of the Millennial times will be right there on that old foundation of the first two Hebrew Temples.
Now, the subject changes here and we’re going to be presented with a series of six woes and if you have read and studied Revelation you already know that woes are nothing good. But these woes can and will be applied to every human being ever created. We can all take a lesson from them no matter what generation or century you were born in.
Isaiah 5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
Do you know what join house to house means? Apartment buildings. Field to field? All available land is used for something, there is no place where you can go to be alone. Everything has been touched by the human hand.
When you cram people into close quarters, like apartment buildings, you run the serious risk of spreading disease very quickly. Rape and crime become common and rampant. But it’s not what’s there that really gets you, it’s what’s not there.
There is no freedom of movement. Your elbow always touching someone else’s elbow. These people never see the geese flying over twice a year as the seasons change. They’ll never look out the window and see a deer grazing on the grass in their yard or hear the quail as they whistle “bob white” or the turtle doves cooing in the evening as the sun goes down.
There’s no place to be alone with your thoughts, to pray to the Father and allow Him to speak to you through the inner silence of your mind, your consciousness.
Isaiah 5:9 In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
In major cities across this country there are tall buildings that make up the skyline of the city after the sun goes down, lit up as brightly as ever, but vacant inside. Dark. No businesses or flurry of activity that shows life in the city.
After the politicians, bankers and Wall Street geniuses nearly brought down the economy of the entire world, while putting billions of dollars in their greedy little hands and pockets, millions of families let their homes go into foreclosure and lost all that they had been working for, for many years.
Today, eight years later, they massage the numbers and make it look like unemployment is around 5% nationally when anybody with half a brain knows that it’s at least 18%-20%. The talking heads on TV tell us how great the economy is and still the working class has no money in their pockets.
Nobody is getting ahead or prospering like we did back in the 1980’s when Ronald Reagan was president and the unemployment rate really was below 5% nationally.
This country, and the world at large, is poised for an event that will shake the lives of 7.2 billion people. Everyone seems to just “feel” it. It’s a tension in the air that is almost palpable, touchable with your finger.
I’m just speculating here, for a moment, but we certainly are living in the generation of the fig tree and there are three “generations” specified throughout the Bible: one of 40 years, one of 70 years and one of 120 years.
Since 1948, when this generation of the fig tree began, we can add 40 years and we get the year 1984 and the Lord did not return. If we add 70 to 1948, we get the year 2018. How plausible is it that the Lord will return in two years, seeing as how today is January, 2016?
If we add 120 years to 1948, we get the year 2068 and there’s no way that I can see this world lasting that long before our Lord comes. That’s another 52 years from now and it doesn’t even get into the realm of possibility, to my way of thinking.
We know the season of the tribulation of Satan/Antichrist is May through September and in all probability our Lord will return on or around the Feast of Tabernacles but we don’t know the exact year. Perhaps 2018 is the year. Interesting to speculate, isn’t it?
Isaiah 5:10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
Now, there’s two ways of looking at this: you can plant 10 bushels of seed and only harvest about 3 pecks or you can plant 10 bushels of seed and get a good harvest BUT your profit will only be equal to that of a 3 peck harvest, due to the economy being in such dire straits.
Either way it spells out hard times.
(By the way, it takes about 4 pecks to make a bushel. Dry weight measure….wheat and such.)
Isaiah 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Seen any of that going on today? Not working, living off of fraudulent disabilities, for which they receive a government disability check. Making a few bucks selling small-time drugs, if there’s any left after they snort, smoke, inject and ingest that which they do not sell.
Toking on a roach and sipping on a warm left-over beer from the previous night before they even get out of bed in the morning, what a cool way to start the day. Keep that high going all day while you set up for business that evening.
Ripping people off, always looking at their six, maybe packing a little heat just in case ‘ole Pablo does catch up with them later in the day, having that high feel really good when he doesn’t.
Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands.
Acid rock, Metallica and rave parties. Looking forward to that kegger later in the day. Do they take the time to consider anything spiritual? Hardly.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
They’re zoned out and stupid because the drugs have numbed what little brain is left. They can’t make common sense out of anything. Remember earlier when it said that their rulers would have the minds of children? Well, here you go, here’s one reason for that.
Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
And it’s all going to be for naught.
Hell does not mean an eternal burning place for souls. Get that out of your head.
THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE. THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE AS PERGATORY. THERE IS NO PLACE WHERE SOULS BURN OFF SIN BEFORE ENTERING HEAVEN.
It’s a bad joke, it’s a lie. It’s meant to scare and frighten you and it’s been working just fine for hundreds of years. They’re going to keep you scared to keep you coming back. That’s the name of their game.
Hell -- OT:7585 she'owl (sheh-ole'); or sheol (sheh-ole'); from ; Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates: KJV - grave, hell, pit.
Root Word -- OT:7592 sha'al (shaw-al'); or sha'el (shaw-ale'); a primitive root; to inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand:
Hell is simply the grave. And instead of it being a hole in the ground 3’ by 6’ by 6’, the opening is widened to maybe 5’ by 10’…make it easier for them to fall into it, easier for them to die a spiritual death.
It seems like there’s a lot of people today that really don’t care if they go to hell or not. A lot of them probably don’t believe in anything after this life is over so they’re just coasting along, getting high when they can, and waiting for the inevitable end.
It seems really cool and scary to say that the grave will take in all comers but those who know the truth know that it’s a lake and that lake will take in all comers. It’s called the Lake of Fire. Not hell.
This is the woe of desolation.
Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
There will come a time soon enough when everyone will know the truth and all these lies that they’ve been feeding themselves, making themselves believe, will evaporate and they will see the magnitude of that spiritual realm spread out in front of them and it’s going to scare the bejeebers out of them.
Isaiah 5:16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
Simply put, the Lord and our Father are always right, always righteous. There is nothing but truth in them. If there were lies in them, as there are in human beings, what a mess we would be in.
Isaiah 5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
The fat ones are the rich and powerful and strangers will eat whatever it is that they throw away. The scraps. Fit only for animals and the downtrodden and the poor and the homeless.
Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
These people sin so much that they have to carry it around in a cart that they pull with a rope. A figure of speech but it tells us that they are habitual sinners. You are really tied to Satan if this is the kind of life that you lead. Habitual sinners.
Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
If you’ve got a God, let us see him! Show us what your God can do. Well, that’s already being shown to you through these six woes. And you can receive the council of the Holy One by reading and studying His Letter to us.
That’s pretty arrogant that you would expect Him to come to you just because you demand it. Be careful, your haughty attitude may just be your final downfall.
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Everything is just absolutely turned upside down, confusion of the masses. Do you remember what “confusion” is? It’s called babel, from the word Babylon.
That’s what Satan is; he’s the author of confusion. He likes to keep people off their spiritual game. Throw a bunch of lies at them, tell them it’s the truth, and see how many can figure it all out. How many can separate the bull from the truth.
Isaiah 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Satan’s going to build you up, tell you how great you are, make you so proud of yourself.
Isaiah 5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Let’s go one more verse….
Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
We’ve already had one woe concerning strong drink but this one is a little different. This means woe to those that draw their strength from a bottle of liquor. Get a few drinks under their belt and some of them get pretty brave.
Some will get liquored up and promise you the world and when they sober up they'll not remember one word of what they said. And never go into battle with someone like this. They’ll let you down every time.
And that completes the six woes. Be careful. It’s not that hard to stay away from them and when you do, your life will be much less complicated. Keep it simple, stupid. (The KISS principle.)
Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Do you know what your blossom is? It’s the part of you that produces fruit and if you get tangled up with any of those six woes that we just covered you’re never going to produce any fruit.
And the rest of the plant, which is you, symbolically, is going to wither up and die a spiritual death and that flame that consumed the chaff is going to consume your very soul.
You’ve got to follow the laws of our Father, you’ve got to stay in His good graces. You’re lost as you can be if you don’t and it’s so easy to follow Him. The hardest part is humbling yourself before Him. We carry so much false pride within ourselves, as human beings, I don’t see how He puts up with us.
A bunch of worthless blowhards is what we are.
Isaiah 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
And because of this we’re hardly worth saving but He loves us and has tremendous patience with us, up to a point. And when He reaches that point and He stretches out His hand against us you had better head for cover if you are the one that He’s angry with. If not, then don’t worry about it.
Isaiah 5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
It’s going to be easier to understand this verse if we find out what the word nations means:
Nations -- OT:1471 gowy (go'-ee); rarely (shortened) goy (go'-ee); apparently from the same root as OT:1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:
Root Word -- OT:1465 gevah (gay-vaw'); feminine of OT:1460; the back, i.e. (by extensive) the person:
This is the army of the locusts and our Father says that He’s going to call them in right on top of us. Should we be frightened? Not if you have His seal in your forehead. Which is simply the knowledge that the false messiah comes before the true Messiah.
This is when our Father’s Election begins to witness before the councils of Satan/Antichrist. You can review this by reading Joel chapter 2, this will tell you what the locust army will be doing.
Isaiah 5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
This refers to that locust army. When they come, nothing can stop them and you can read of them in Joel chapter 2 and in Revelation chapter 9.
Isaiah 5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
Of course this is not actual events but a description of spiritual deception. And it’s going to move across the world and nothing can slow it down or stop it.
Isaiah 5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
This should again remind you of Revelation 9. They will speak with the soft voice of a woman but rip and tear with the teeth of a lion and when it says young lions, it means that they have tremendous energy.
Isaiah 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof. KJV
In what day? The Lord’s Day. The day that He returns to Mount Zion, to shake this world and remove all evil.
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