F.C. Jennings

Isaiah Chapter 19

CHAPTER NINETEEN The burden of Egypt. Who is the "cruel lord"? The conversion of Egypt. The blow that heals. Jehovah's threefold blessing. We have found, I trust, something of a "living issue," as it is termed, in each of the "burdens" that have preceded the one to which we have come, and this surely should lead us confidently to expect no less from that most ancient seat of civilization, Egypt. How often is the inspired Word of God treated as if it were nothing more than a profane and very...

Isaiah - Introduction to Chapters 40-66

DIVISION THREE Chapters 40 to 66 Introduction: The Manifestation of God in His Ways with Israel This third part an integral portion of the book and the writing of the same author, not a Deutero-Isaiah. The divine and human authorship both attested by the same mark of "three" impressed upon it. One cannot approach this last part of our book that speaks so clearly and directly of our Lord, both as to His sufferings and the glory that shall follow, without...

Isaiah Chapter 20

CHAPTER TWENTYEgypt a symbolic nation of vain-confidence. The three years' sign.The nakedness not the extreme as with us. The discord of evil. In conformity with a plan that frequently governs the prophetic writing, after having taken us down to the end of the ways of God with the earth, as far as to millennial blessedness, we are, in this very short chapter, taken back that Israel, seeing the complete humiliation of Egypt, may be warned against putting confidence in a nation that cannot even...

Isaiah Chapter 32

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO The King shall take His Throne. The consequences of that day of revelation. Democracy not the last form of human government. The preceding distresses. The precise correspondence between the land and its people; both today in desolation. The limit. Is there any basis for the Pentecostal Movement in this outpouring of the Spirit? The three clear divisions in this chapter are: 1: Verses 1-8: The King reigns. 2: Verses 9-14: The desolations that must precede that reign. 3: Ve...

Isaiah Chapter 44

CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR Continued expostulation as to the folly of idolatry. Meaning and applicationof the word Jeshurun. The making of an idol described with divine irony. We must again ignore the division caused by the interposition of a new chapter, for although it is true that there is a striking change in the tone of the address, it is in the same line as the preceding. Jehovah having portrayed Israel's sins as a dark cloud, now uses that cloud as a foil to set off the bright light of His gr...

Isaiah Chapter 31

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE The fifth woe. A continuation of warning against false confidence. A picture-parable. Jehovah a "lion" and "bird." Further clear proof as to the identity of the Assyrian. So deep-seated in every heart is the tendency to false confidence, that in this short chapter we have a strong reiteration of the warning with even a "woe" pronounced upon it. Alas, it is inherent in everyone of us, and as long as that blood we have derived from our first father, Adam, flows in our veins,...

Isaiah Chapter 30

CHAPTER THIRTY False confidence condemned. The names Zoan and Hanes significant.Why told Hebron was seven years before Zoan. What God calls Egypt, andwhat Egypt stands for. The insistence on smooth preaching. Error can rob,but never give. What are the "hidden teachers"? Impossible to take what is saidof sun and moon literally. Force of the coming of the Name. The sieve of vanity.What is Tophet? Who is "the king" here? A word as to Gehenna. The chapter again divides into the same significant th...

Isaiah Chapter 43

CHAPTER FORTY-THREEJehovah-Jesus never leaves His people in times of suffering.He is with them in floods and flames, although not to sight as in oldendays. When, why and how are nations made to ransom Israel.So swift, so striking, is the change from the last verse of the previous chapter that a separation was made here; but the address continues unbroken to verse 13, with only such rapid changes as are necessitated by either the apostate mass, or the penitent remnant coming into view.If...

Isaiah Chapter 29

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE The woe on Ariel; the significance of, and the play on the word.The last siege and its outcome. The vision which none can read.What is included in the word heart? What is the heart? The answera sure proof of divine Authorship of the Scriptures. How doesGod harden hearts? The bright millennial outlook for the Remnant. Jehovah now looks at a city that has ever been, and will ever be peculiarly dear to Him, for there dwelt David, the man after His own heart. He calls it Ari...

Isaiah Chapter 28

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Samaria's woe. Moral evils not merely literal. Jehovah's anger bringsdown the beauty of Samaria. Figure of a first-ripe fig; but Jehovahtakes the place of that which He destroys. The simplicity of divine truthnot to be abandoned to suit men's desires. The apostle's use of thisscripture. What is the "overflowing scourge"? It is a morallydiscriminative judgment, which a literal army never is.A false confidence used as a penalty. A personal word. We have now been brought by d...
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