Isaiah

Isaiah Chapter 6

CHAPTER SIX The third vision, corresponding with the third book, Leviticus. Isaiah beholds the glory of God; it is that of our Lord Jesus. The preparation of a "vessel to honor" for service in three stages. The commission to harden: how effected? By the presentation of Messiah. We now come to a portion of our prophecy greatly hallowed to us by the words of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John, chapter 12:36-41: These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide Himself from them. But tho...

Isaiah Chapter 1

STUDIES IN ISAIAH F. C. Jennings CHAPTER ONEJehovah's plea against His people. Invites them to come into court with Him. The court in which the trial is to be held.Their evil not found in their worst, but in their best. What is the City of Sodom in which our Lord was crucified? The first verse differs from what follows in being written in prose, and forms the superscription of the whole book, itself being a complete "Vision." Through four reigns it extends: reigns in which Jud...

Tomorrow May Be Too Late

"Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near." Isa. 55:6. I have learned that when anyone becomes in earnest about his soul's salvation and he begins to seek God, it does not take long for an anxious sinner to meet an anxious Saviour. "Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13). Those who seek for Him with all their hearts, find ...

Prerequisites to Worship

Worship is not some difficult, complex, sophisticated religious activity which is limited to a few elite saints. It is to be the portion of all believers. Worship is simply bowing before the Lord and expressing His worthiness to be worshiped. (Rev.5:8) Now worship goes beyond the wonderful fact that Jesus died for us. While we should never forget this amazing fact, and the wonderful love of Christ, there is much more for which He can be worshipped. Rather than being solely occupied wit...

The Confederacies of Men and the Judgments of God

The Confederacies of Men and the Judgments of God. J. G. Bellett. Scripture contemplates hostile associations of men and of nations. Isaiah 7, 8, was the era of one, and the prophecy of another. Joel 3 tells of "multitudes, multitudes," gathered together in the day of Jerusalem's final sorrow. Psalm 83 anticipates a confederacy against the Israel of God; and "Gog" is the witness of a host of nations leagued in infidel defiance of the Lord. But Scripture also contemplates civil or worldly as...

Conversion

Conversion, as the word is used in the Scriptures, means— “a turning to God.” Regeneration is a change of nature; the implanting of a new and heavenly life within. Conversion is the outward and manifest turning of the person to God, and as a consequence, from sin and Satan. In every case of genuine conversion, there is a positive and a negative side: the man is turned round to God, to Christ, to holiness; he is turned from the world, from Satan, and from sin. The Necessity of ...

Reverence in the Local Assembly

Isaiah unfolds to us the holiness of God unlike any other prophet before him. The holiness of God had gripped his heart with unusual power and conviction. He was humbled by Him who is exalted high above all His creatures with infinite greatness. He saw, like never before, that there was a great chasm between the holiness of God and the unholiness of man. Israel’s corrupt spiritual condition demanded a fresh and powerful manifestation of God’s holiness.Israel’s Spiritual Conditi...

Who Can Be Trusted

"Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?" Isaiah 2:22     When we give a man or woman the place in our life that only God should have, we are in for a bitter disappointment. We will soon learn that the best of men are men at best. Although they might have some very fine qualities, yet they still have feet of iron and clay. This may sound like cynicism, but it is not. It is realism.     When the invaders were t...

Learning in the Darkness

"And I will girt thee the treasures of darkness." Isaiah 45:3     When God made this promise to Cyrus, He was speaking of material treasures from lands of darkness that Cyrus would conquer. But we are not doing violence to the verse when we take it and apply it in a spiritual sense.     There are treasures that are discovered in the dark nights of life that are never found in days of unrelieved sunshine.     For instance, God can give songs in...
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