|chs. 21 to 25|
Isaiah Summary chs 26 to 30Isaiah Prophecies: In our hearts we always worshipped the One God even though superficially we went after idols. There will be a resurrection of the Dead. The Whole of the Promised Land will belong to Israel. All the Jews of Judah and all the Israelites from the Lost Ten Tribes will return. Disaster will have overtaken Ephraim but a remnant will repent and be saved. Judah will suffer for not keeping the Law as much as it should have been kept. Nature will change. The Assyrians and all other enemies of Israel will be punished.
chapters 26 to 30
A Biblical Commentary Courtesy of Brit-Am
Isaiah Summarized chapters 26-30
Isaiah turns to Judah (26:1). We are called upon to trust in God (26:4). We have always longed for the Almighty God (26:5). Other gods ruled over us but only on YOUR (i.e. God's) name did we truly call. Other gods could also mean false ideologies such as secularism, etc. The nation ( Israel including Judah) has been increased and spread to the ends of the earth (26:15). Isaiah speaks of the Resurrection of the Dead in the End Times (26:19). Leviathan the Piercing Serpent will be punished (27:1). Israel will spread over the earth and give fruit in the Last Days (27:6). A Day will come when God will set aside the Promised Land from the River Euphrates unto the Nile River and gather together the Children of Israel one by one (27:12). A Great Shofar will be blown and those who were LOST in the Exile of Assyria (the Ten Tribes) and outcast in the Land of Egypt (Judah) shall return and worship God in the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem (27:23). The Drunkards of Ephraim will wail because of excessive pride (28:1). The enemy shall overcome Ephraim and cast him down like pouring rain in a thunder storm, a hurricane-like destructive wind, and an overflowing flood of waters. Ephraim shall be overcome and brought down (28:2). Calamities shall overtake Ephraim but those who survive will be helped by God and overcome the enemy (28:5-6). The leaders and Prophets (religious counselors) of Ephraim will have misled him (28:7-9). Ephraim will have received instruction in another tongue from stammering lips, piece by piece (28:10-11). Ephraim did not hearken (28:13). Isaiah turns to the people of Jerusalem and warns them not to think themselves impregnable (28:14-15). Nevertheless, salvation is to be found through Zion (28:16). God will deliver Israel in the same way as he assisted the forces of David at Perazim (cf. 2-Samuel 5:19-20) and in the Valley of Gibeon (Isaiah 28:21 cf. Joshua 10:10-14). A general series of disasters will descend upon mankind but the end result is for the good of Israel and everyone else (28:22-29). Jerusalem is referred to as "Ariel" meaning "Lion of God" (29:1). Jerusalem will be besieged and its inhabitants suffer but at the last minute the enormous multitudes of its enemies will be blown away like chaff in the wind and the horror will pass like a bad dream (29:5-9). Both Judah and Israel refused to heed the Prophets and were as blind men but in the End Times their eyes will be opened (29:18-21) and the House of Jacob (meaning the Ten Tribes) will be saved (29:22-24). Those who take advice from Egypt and not from the Almighty are condemned and work in vain (30:1-8). This Prophecy appears to be directed to Judah for not keeping the Law and not heeding their Prophets meaning those who gave instruction from the Almighty (30:9-10). They did not want the Presence of the Almighty who dwelt amongst them (30:11). This could refer to rejection of the Temple Mount. God condemns Judah (and Israel) for seeking to retreat and as punishment they will indeed flee from a weaker enemy (30:13-17). Even so we will turn back to God and HE will help us and teach us through HIS teachers (30:18-20). At that time WE WILL instinctively know how to do the right thing and what God wants from us (30:21). We will destroy our idols (30:22) and great prosperity will return to us (30:23-24). Natural phenomena will occur and changes take place in the light of the sun (30:26). The wicked will be punished but the Chosen of God will be blessed and have cause to rejoice (30:29-30). The Assyrian shall be beaten down (30:31). God will fight against the enemies of Israel (30:32).
|chs. 21 to 25|