The Book of Isaiah
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The Call to Sing
Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 54
Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear. This is a reference to Sarah who, physically, was unable to bear children but through the hand of our Father, she gave birth to Isaac at the age of 90. The significance of Sarah is that Israel was forsaken. baren, by our Father until they were spiritually converted.
Sarah…blessed by our Father and gave birth;
Israel….returned to the Father and was converted.
We can also take this verse and update it to the days of the end time that we’re now living in. The spiritually barren of today are those that wait on the true Christ to return and will not be taken in by the false christ.
Christ said that those that believe the false messiah to be the true Messiah are with child, that is, Satan’s child, because they spiritually wed the false christ instead of waiting for the marriage with the true Christ. We can read of that in Matthew, chapter 24:
Ref: Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! KJV.
Being with child means that you have spiritually gone to bed with Satan and giving suck means that you are working for Satan and nursing HIS plan along instead of our Father’s.
Plainly put, they are taken in by the lies of Satan/Antichrist as he stands there on Mount Zion and believe that he is the true messiah when, in fact, he is a liar. Those that are not taken in are called His Election, His Elect.
They were foreordained in the first heaven/earth age and will not be taken in by the lies of Satan/Antichrist but will wait for the marriage with the Lamb of God:
Ref: Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. KJV
His Elect being referred to as wife.
Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
This is addressed to Israel, that there will be so many that know our Father and come back to Him, that their tents will be too small to hold them all. They’re going to need bigger tents, with stronger stakes, and more cloth to cover the tent poles.
Every person on earth will worship our Lord when He returns, they will kneel before Him from wherever they see Him. Obviously, they cannot all be in Jerusalem but around the world. For many, it won’t last all that long because they have been following Satan/Antichrist for the past few months and probably will continue to do so.
Isaiah 54:3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Not just Israel but all nations will burst forth with conversion.
Isaiah 54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed. Not just His Elect but all peoples that have waited for the true Messiah, they will not be ashamed because they knew the difference, they knew the truth, they will not be praying for mountains to fall on them to hide their embarrassment and shame at believing a lie:
Ref: Luke 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Ref: Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
Neither be thou confounded. Don’t be confused.
Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
For thy Maker is thine husband. In these end days, if you have stayed true to our Father, if you have His seal in your forehead, then you will be wed to thy Maker, our Father, and not the false one. You will have no reason to be ashamed.
Now, some might say:
“What difference does it make if I know the difference between the Antichrist and the true Christ if none of this happens during my lifetime?”
And my answer is quite simple: how do you know that it WON’T happen in your lifetime? Sure, we know the season of Satan/Antichrist, but we don’t know the year; that season being May through September.
The very fact that you loved Him enough to study and understand what His seal is all about, will bring many rewards to you when the eternity begins, whether you experience the tribulation of Satan/Antichrist or not. So, if you think that you’re wasting your time by reading and studying His letter to us, you are dead wrong.
And if you ARE still walking around and doing what you do every day, when these events DO take place, then the hand of our Father will protect you and you won’t be deceived by Satan/Antichrist.
This may sound a bit superficial but reading and studying and understanding our Father’s letter to us is a win-win situation, spiritually.
There is never a down-side to understanding the truth of our Father’s Word. Not only will it always benefit you, it will always protect you. You will not end up, spiritually, carrying Satan’s child nor will you have wed him.
On the other hand, if you’re lukewarm, if you want to know what the odds are, when you look at your soul getting into Paradise as a crapshoot, because you really don’t want to take the time to learn about our Maker, then the odds are pretty high that Satan’s got you in his pocket already and it’s going to take some real determination, on your part, to separate yourself from the false one and get back in the good graces of our Father.
And playing church is NOT the way back to our Father. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The more time that you spend sitting in that pew listening to religious garbage, the financial status of the church, the next charity event to organize, why the Sunday School attendance is down and so on, the less time you have to study and absorb the truth given to us by our Father, through His letter to us.
Isaiah 54:6 For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
As one of His Elect you may feel rejected and abandoned during the tribulation and you may even begin to doubt yourself, doubt what you have learned over your years of studying and reading His Word.
The whole world is going to be rejoicing when they hear the promises of this false messiah because he will make everyone believe that what he promises is the truth. Why?
BECAUSE SATAN IS GOING TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE TRUE JESUS CHRIST.
Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
For a small moment. Father must give Satan/Antichrist, the false christ, that little bit of time. It’s been written and so it must happen but it’s only for five months.
Isaiah 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
His anger was overflowing during the short time that it lasted, is a simpler way of saying it. But He promised us that He would never leave us or forsake us, especially during this time.
Redeemer. He is our kinsman-redeemer, our closest relative, our Father.
Satan/Antichrist is our enemy and do you remember what He said about our enemies?
Ref: Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. KJV
Isaiah 54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
Our Father is talking about the rainbow:
Ref: Genesis 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
Ref: Genesis 9:15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. KJV
You know, it’s pretty easy to explain a rainbow with science: as the sun is reflected off of the small droplets of water in the cloud, the light spectrum of the suns’ rays are scattered into their basic colors and there you have a rainbow.
But ever since I read that verse in Genesis, every time I see a rainbow, I think of our Father and what He said about it. Without fail. So, whenever we see a rainbow we just might be thinking the same thing that our Father is thinking. Cool.
Satan is going to try and flood the earth when he comes as the Antichrist but it won’t be with water, it will be with his lies.
Father reminds us, in that verse, that He has kept His promises before so there is no reason to think that He won’t keep His promise here, His promise that He will love us forever. He might rap our knuckles a time or two to get our attention when we screw up but He will always love us.
Connecting this promise with the subject of this chapter, to whom is this promise addressed? To those of us that remain true to Him and are not found with Satan’s child when He returns. Those of us that know that the false christ comes first, before the true Christ.
Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed. There is a time element in those words and it means that the amount of time necessary for the mountains to be worn down, to be smooth and flat by the natural elements, is less than the time it would take for His promises to become null and void. It simply means forever.
It would take eons of time to wear down a mountain so that it is as flat as the plains around it, so will His promises not be broken over that length of time either.
His promises are forever and He never retracts them or takes them away. What kind of a god would we be serving if we found out that some of His promises could be taken back because He changed his mind, for whatever reason?
We couldn’t remind Him if we never knew about them to begin with, could we? He’s checking us out, finding out if we really love Him. Read and study His book. It’s important. You can’t make it by yourself.
Isaiah 54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
Father is talking about the eternal city, Jerusalem, in the eternity:
Ref: Revelation 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Ref: Revelation 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; KJV
This is where we all will eventually call home.
✡ Colours-- OT:6320 puwk (pook); from an unused root meaning to paint; dye (specifically, stibium for the eyes):
In the Hebrew, it means make up, as a woman would put around her eyes. Eye shadow.
I will lay thy stones with fair colours. The meaning, when applied in this verse, means that even the mortar used to hold the stones in place will be a beautiful color.
Spiritually speaking, it’s going to be beautiful.
I hope that, every once in a while, my enthusiasm comes through as I’m writing because I cannot wait to get into the Millennium and eventually the eternity. Certainly, I’m not going to do anything to hasten that process but at my age, 74, I am closer than I have ever been.
And when I read verses such as this from Revelation, I can see it in my mind’s eye but, even at that, we can never really imagine the beauty of that time. And I want you to be there, that’s why I started this website, that’s why I read and study as much as I possibly can, and pass that along to you because I want you to be there as well.
Isaiah 54:12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
This is all written in chapter 21 of Revelation and something else that strikes my heart is that He promises that He will take away all heartache and pain and sorrow and, Lord knows, we go through enough of that in this earthly body:
Ref: Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. KJV
Do you want to be there? I think so because somehow you made it to this site and although the work I do here is a pitiful demonstration of human effort to explain the spiritual and the knowledge of our Father, the Holy Spirit will touch you, if you allow it, if you open that door when you hear that knocking, and He will begin working in your life.
Continue to read and study on your own. You’re on the right track, whether you continue to come here or not. Put that seal of our Father in your mind and let Him protect you from Satan and his company. What a tragedy it would be for someone to spend their life in these bodies, only to be deceived by Satan at the end.
Isaiah 54:13; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord. This is going to be happening in the Millennium, this is where the teaching will happen for those that never had a real chance at hearing the truth.
Read and study on your own, don’t wait until the Millennium.
Isaiah 54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Everything that offends our Father, in this life, and this generation in particular, will be removed, it will not be allowed either in the Millennium or the eternity. Our Lord will cleanse this earth on the day that He comes back and He’s going to clean it real good.
He’s going to do some shaking:
Ref: Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. KJV
There will be no terrorists after He returns. This is His promise to us.
Isaiah 54:15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
Well, if our Father is not going to do the gathering, then who is? Satan, of course. Make sure that he doesn’t gather you up with the others. Many, many people could care less about our Father or our Lord and those that do are very, very special in His eyes.
Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
And I have created the waster to destroy. He’s talking about Satan here; He’s saying that He created everything from the blacksmith that makes something out of metal, to Satan who destroys everything.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. KJV
Those that condemn you, you shall condemn them. Those that come against you, you shall come against them. Father gives you that power:
Ref: Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. KJV
We don’t have to take crap from anyone when it comes to our soul or our relationship to our Father. You don’t HAVE to sit there and listen to some preacher that cares more about his pension than the condition of your soul.
Especially when what he says is contrary to the Word of our Father, like the rapture theory and the any-moment doctrine.
It’s your choice; it’s your decision. Are you too lazy to do something about it or are you just too comfortable sitting in that pew every Sunday morning?
What are you going to do about it? It’s your soul.
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—25 October 2016—