Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 9
The Book of Isaiah
In this chapter our Father teaches us about the coming Messiah as the Prince of Peace, the continuing of Judah and Israel in their disobedience and the coming of the Assyrian in the form of Satan/Antichrist. All of this relates to us today because we are that generation of the fig tree. It will happen sooner than later.
It’s impossible for the human mind to grasp or understand the existence of a creative power such as our Father. Questions like:
Where did He come from?
are too stupid to even consider. There’s no way to figure it out so why even ask?
He was. He is. He will be forever.
And the more that you study the Scriptures, the more it becomes evident that there’s weight to it all. It’s not a flimsy TV sitcom or a drama on Broadway. The Bible satisfies itself within itself. It is a closed concept that needs nothing added nor anything taken away.
Each verse interlocks with many other verses and it goes back and forth between the Old and New Testaments as easily as a well-oiled chronometer. There is no contradiction, nor is there embellishment. It is fact upon fact, truth upon truth. It’s the how-to book for the human race.
From the time of Lucifer in the first heaven/earth age, souls have been disobeying our Father on a scale that boggles the mind. No doubt, billions and billions of souls were created at that time, when He created them for His pleasure. His company.
And when the second component of that Triune came, in the form of Jesus Christ, to be beaten, scourged, ridiculed and crucified for the sins, for the disobedience, against His Laws and Commandments, one would expect gratitude and humbleness from those who would benefit from such unselfish love.
One would also be disappointed because on the grand scale there is very little evidence of those emotions, towards Him, coming from the human race as a whole.
So the Scriptures continue to show examples of those peoples that sinned continually so that we, after reading those chapters and verses, could learn and live a life relatively free of those traps and pitfalls, if we just took those examples and truths to heart.
Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
At first our Father chastised the Tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali with a light hand, they walked in misery and darkness because there was no light in them, and they didn’t follow our Father. Paganism and heathenism was rampant among the people.
Zebulun and Naphtali were a part of the area around the Sea of Galilee, which was west of the Jordan River. Galilee was called the Galilee of the Gentiles and after the deportation by the Assyrians it was inundated by pagans. Southern Jews hated this area because of that.
Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
That great light is Immanuel, Jesus Christ, in the future sense. They may not see the light while in captivity for it will be almost 700 years before He is born.
Isaiah 9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Now, there’s a huge error in that verse and it concerns the words nation and not. The Hebrew word Haggil’o was split by the translators into two words. Lo’ means not but if the word is not broken up into two parts then it means exultation rather than nation and not.
So the verse would read:
Thou hast multiplied the exultation and increased the joy:
This turns a negative into a positive.
They joy before thee according to the joy in harvest is taken from Deuteronomy 12:7:
Ref: Deuteronomy 12:7 And there ye shall eat before the Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lord thy God hath blessed thee. KJV
Why are they happy?
Isaiah 9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
That is to say, as old Gideon would do it. I mean, brought her down good.
As Gideon, with a handful of men conquered the hosts of Midian, so Messiah, the child, shall prove to be the Prince of Peace, from verse 6.
Isaiah 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
If our Father is against you then He becomes a consuming fire and you will be among the evil and the rudiments that are burned up when He returns at the end of this heaven/earth age. He will remove all that is bad and offensive.
These are things of war, the garments rolled in blood, refers to the marital garment, but this will all be burned up and taken away forever when the Prince of Peace is established once more.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Can you see the prophesy within this? Should be pretty easy because it’s talking about the Christ Child.
And both descriptive words: son and father are used in that verse indicating that BOTH are ONE and the same but they will not come back together, to form the Triune, until the Eternal age has begun and the work of the Son and the Holy Spirit has been accomplished.
When will we live under His government? Starting on the day that He returns to Mount Zion, which will also be the first day of the Millennium. All human beings will transition from the flesh and blood body into their spiritual body, on that day, in an instant. As quick as a snap of your fingers.
Man’s government will no longer exist. Corruption will no longer exist. Lies, graft, payoffs, and back room deals will no longer exist. This will be His government. Always fair, always righteous, always true.
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
This certainly talks about the future. He will reign from His Throne within the Millennial Temple. His Election will reside just outside the Temple walls. They will come and go in an orderly fashion to enter and express their love for Him. They will minister to Him. They will perform hundreds, possibly thousands, of His requests not mentioned in Ezekiel.
When that thousand years is over the souls will be tested by Satan for another five month period and then the final Judgment Day will happen. The souls that are left, those that did not have to walk into the Lake of Fire with Satan and his 7000 fallen angels, will transition into the Eternal age.
The surface of this beautiful earth will revert back to the condition it was in during the first Heaven/earth age. The New Jerusalem will descend from the heavens, and although there will not be a Temple in the eternity, He will still rule, His government will still be in effect.
Isaiah 9:8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
Jacob refers to the natural seed of Israel, the twelve Tribes, and that word will be the Word of our Father that we hold in our hands today. It will never go away. That book will be held in the highest esteem throughout the Millennium and the Eternity.
Read and study it today. The more knowledgeable you become in it now, the more blessings you’ll receive later on. Get your head out of your daily life and stick it in that Book every day. Hey, you can read it well into the morning on Saturday night and you won’t wake up Sunday morning with a hangover either.
It will not only bring light to Israel but to the Gentiles and the nations across the world as well.
Isaiah 9:9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
Ephraim being the ten northern Tribes with the city of Samaria being their capitol.
Listen to the pride of the human race: that say in the pride and stoutness of heart…
Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
These idiots still don’t get it. They think that they can rebuild, and rebuild it better with hewn stones rather than the rough, odd-shaped bricks used originally. They think that they can rebuild that which the Father has torn down.
“We’re gonna change them ‘ole sycamore trees into the great cedars of Lebanon.”
Yeah, I want to see that. Go into an empty room and come out with a tree, let me see you do that. He can.
Here’s what the Father is going to do to you for thinking that way.
Isaiah 9:11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
He’s going to send ‘ole King Rezin of Syria after them again, to thump their noggins a little harder this time.
Isaiah 9:12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
The Syrians and the Philistines are coming from all sides, no way to escape and, figuratively, their mouth will be large enough to eat up the population of the entire area of Ephraim and Naphtali.
Isaiah 9:13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of hosts.
They still want to listen to the lies of man and they will go away from our Father, they will find better things to do and they will be deceived by that Assyrian. You will see that come to pass.
Isaiah 9:14 Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
It’s going to happen very quickly, not like our war in Afghanistan which lasted 13 years or the one prior to this one that lasted for almost 11 years. Our Father knows how to get it done and done quickly. In one day.
Head and tail, branch and rush means that He’s going to whip them from side to side and top to bottom.
Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
Didn’t know that we had a little symbolism going on here, did you? On one end you’ve got the old and supposedly wise men at the head and the lying preachers at the tail. Now, that’s appropriate, isn’t it? Put the preachers at the butt end of this figurative animal.
Isaiah 9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
We’re talking about the religious leaders here, the preachers. How are they going to be destroyed? They’re being taught to be the first ones taken from the field, worship the first spiritual entity that shows up on Mount Zion. It’s going to destroy their soul and send it to the Lake of Fire because they end up following and worshipping Satan.
You can make sure that that never happens to you by studying and reading His Word, this Bible.
Isaiah 9:17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
The people may admire the young men that go to war and THEY might have mercy on the fatherless and the widow but He won’t. Why? Because of the way that they live their lives. They’re all hypocrites and liars and they like to do evil things.
I do not want His hand stretched out in my direction. I’m human and I still screw up a bunch but I know where the truth is and I look for it. Doesn’t make me a good person or perfect, by any means, but TRYING is the important part. You just have to TRY to do what’s right and He’ll point His hand in another direction.
Isaiah 9:18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
Wickedness. Evil. Rudiments. They’re all going to burn up just as soon as His feet touch the soil on Mount Zion. Poof. Gone in an instant, even before the smoke dissipates.
Isaiah 9:19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
His wrath will bring dark days to you, while His love and grace and mercy will bring light. Most of them don’t even know who their brother is. We use the word “bro” to the point of nausea today but it does not compare to the real meaning: brothers in Christ.
Bro’s in Christ? I guess that could work.
Isaiah 9:20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
This word snatch means to destroy:
Snatch -- OT:1504 gazar (gaw-zar'); a primitive root; to cut down or off; (figuratively) to destroy, divide, exclude, or decide:
It can also mean to cut or snap at with the teeth. In-fighting in a civil war between two brothers. They’re going to try to destroy one another, with the help of the Syrians.
Isaiah 9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. KJV
Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph. Close brothers who are now trying to kill each other.
Our Father’s anger is not quenched as yet, His hand is still outstretched.
Don’t let it be pointing at you.
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