The Book of Isaiah
Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 64
This chapter is a prayer offered up by all the children that love Him and He answers this prayer in the next chapter, 65. It’s a prayer that should be prayed by all because we all sin and fall short of His glory.
Isaiah 64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens. Shake things up a bit, come down here and tear up some enemy butt.
That the mountains might flow down at thy presence. This will truly happen when He DOES come back:
Ref: Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. KJV
What a sight that’s going to be! The rudiments of this world, the evil in it, will also be melted away:
Ref: 2nd Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? KJV
Maybe melt and put on fire a few pews while He’s at it.
Isaiah 64:2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
What does it say in Hebrews about our Father?
Ref: Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire. KJV
That the nations may tremble at thy presence. From seeing the all-consuming power of our Father.
Isaiah 64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for. They didn’t see this coming, did they?
“God is dead.”
A very popular movement back in the 1960’s. And when He does come, to whom will they attribute all of this power? Nobody. Because instantly they will have changed from this flesh body into the spiritual. They will know, without a doubt, that He is real.
What actually is this fire that’s attributed to our Father? It’s the Holy Spirit. Remember the tongue of fire that appeared over the heads of the twelve apostles:
Ref: Acts 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. KJV
Ref: Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. KJV
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard. Not since the beginning of humanity has anyone heard words spoken concerning what the Father has in store for us during the eternity.
Neither hath the eye seen. Nor has mankind seen anything on this earth, ever created, that would give us an indication, of what’s in store for us.
What he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. The things of the eternity have already been prepared for us. He’s not going to wait to create the things that we will experience, they have already been prepared for us. They are already there. Waiting for us.
But there was a caveat given here as well. What was it? We have to live our lives with a sense of expectancy, we have to wait on Father to fulfill His Plan completely.
Every soul has to experience life in an earthly body. We have to overcome Satan during life in an earthly body. The Millennium has to play out, to give those souls the opportunity to be tested by Satan at the end.
Then, and only then, will the doors to heaven be opened up to us. And what waits for us is beyond human comprehension. But we have to be patient and wait on Him.
How sad it will be for those that do not wait. Who choose the pleasures of Satan’s world instead of patiently following Him, obeying His Commandments and loving Him over Satan. Some will sell their souls to the Adversary for a few cheap thrills in this life.
Even our Father hated for us to be in these earthly bodies because He knew the temptations that would be placed before us, that we may love them more than Him. In Genesis, He repented that He had made man in the flesh:
Ref: Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. KJV
Repented means that He grieved for us because He knew what we would be up against. And for this, He hated the very world that He had created:
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
The saving grace is that He promised that He would never allow us to be tempted over and above what we could resist:
Ref: 1st Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. KJV
We are not defeated before we even get started.
Isaiah 64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
He provided salvation through the true Savior.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
And all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. The Hebrew takes this word filthy to its lowest denominator:
✡ Filthy-- OT:5708 `ed (ayd); from an unused root meaning to set a period [compare OT:5710, OT:5749]; the menstrual flux (as periodical); by implication (in plural) soiling: KJV - filthy.
In comparison to our Father’s deeds, He considers our good deeds to be as a used feminine napkin. Don’t let the Scriptures embarrass you. The scope of the difference between our Father and us is beyond any thing chartable.
If our good deeds are considered this gross to Him, imagine what He thinks of our sins. Eye-opening.
And our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Too many people have been taught that all they have to do is love the Lord and heaven is at their fingertips. Too many people believe that once they accept our Lord as their Savior that they can sin without reproach. That the door to eternity is open forever. The “once saved, always saved” belief.
And the preachers that teach this will have a major price to pay at Judgment.
You can love our Lord from the heart, but if you don’t ask for forgiveness for your transgressions, they can build up to the point of no return. They will keep you out of heaven and, most likely, a quick trip to the Lake of Fire.
It’s a tragedy how ignorant some so-called men of God really are. And I use the word ignorance instead of stupid because an ignorant person can be taught, a stupid person cannot. The spiritual harm they do to unsuspecting souls is heart-wrenching, and they should all be sent straight to hell. But then, it's not my place to judge others.
The saving grace to those that believe that garbage is the Millennium. It will be there that they will receive the truth of our Father and not the bull manure that comes out of the mouths of men.
Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
And there is none that calleth upon thy name. You have to call upon His name to receive that forgiveness but if you don’t know that what you’re doing is wrong, then Father may not consider it to be a sin.
In any event, you’ll still lose all the rewards that could be coming your way UNTIL you repent and bring your soul back into His good graces once more.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Regardless of how we may be currently living our lives, we can pray to Him and ask Him for His help and He can mold us into something that is useful to Him. He doesn’t give a whit about our stature in life. Couldn’t care less.
But if we have any desire to be with Him after this body expires, then we have to work at it today and if we simply ask Him, He can mold us into a useful servant. We simply have to humble ourselves before Him and ask Him to do that.
Isaiah 64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
Be not wroth very sore, O Lord. Don’t be too angry with us, Father.
Neither remember iniquity for ever. The minute that you ask for forgiveness, with sincerity, our sins are removed. They get removed from the Book of Life and He forgets about them.
Ref: Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. KJV
Ref: Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. KJV
On the other hand, if you keep asking for forgiveness for a sin that you never commit any longer, it implies to our Father that you never believed that He forgave that sin to begin with, and that puts you in a dangerous position.
Father forgives our sins but sometimes it’s hard to forgive OURSELVES of those sins and that’s something that you have to get over or it will cause you further problems with Him.
Isaiah 64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
This sets a time for Jerusalem because it the time when Satan/Antichrist will appear there.
Isaiah 64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
By the false messiah. Satan.
Isaiah 64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore? KJV
Are You going to put this off forever? Of course not. But we will remind Him as He has told us to do.
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—9 December 2016—
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