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The Book of Isaiah – Part 1

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH – PART 1

Introduction: Background Information

Writer: Isaiah – As identified in chapter 1:1

Date Book Was Written: 740 – 700 BC

Purpose Of The Book Of Isaiah:
To Proclaim Repentance from sin along with a hopeful expectation of God’s Deliverance in future days.

To Whom Was The Book Primarily Directed In It’s Historical Setting?
The Southern Kingdom Of Judah

Prophecies Contained In This Book:
There is a massive amount of prophecy in this book and the large percentage of it focusses on the Lord Jesus Christ as the expected Messiah. Much is shared also about yet future days and God’s plan for individuals; the world; and indeed the whole of his creation.

Meaning Of Vision In This Book:
The sense of vision in this book. Vision in the book of Isaiah primarily is the same as prophecy. As prophets are called seers (1 Sam 9:9) so prophecies are called visions because they were clearly and certainly represented to the prophets minds, as bodily objects are to men’s minds. The word SAW means FORESAW and Foretold.

ISAIAH CHAPTER 1 VERSES 1 TO 10

(Isaiah 1:1 – 10)

Message 1:

JUDAH’S REBELLION:

1) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Rebelled Against God. (1:2)

(Deut 1:26) (Deut 9:7) (Deut 9:24) (Deut 31:27) (Psa 78:8) (Psa 107:11) (Isa 30:1) (Isa 30:9) (Isa 63:10) (Jer 5:23) (Eze 2:3) (Eze 20:8)

2) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Did Not Know God. (1:3)

(Ex 5:2) (Job 21:14) (Psa 14:4) (Psa 82:5) (Psa 95:10) (Isa 5:13) (Hos 4:6) (Hos 5:4) (Micah 4:12) (1 John 2:4)

3) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Did Not Consider God. (1:3)

4) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Was Laden With Iniquity. (1:4a)

(Isa 57:4) (Num 32:14) (Psalm 78:8) (Jer 7:26) (Jer 16:12) (Matt 3:7)

5) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Was Fundamentally Evil. (1:4b)

“A seed of Evildoers” “The characteristics of the wicked in scripture is appalling”

(Psa 5:9) (Psa 37:12) (Psa 52:3) (Proverbs 4:16) (2 Tim 3:3)

6) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Was Both Corrupted And A Corruptive Force. (1:4c)

(Deut 31:29) (Psa 53:1) (Hosea 9:9) (1 Tim 6:5)

7) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Forsook God And Backslid. (1:4d)

“They have forsaken the Lord” “They are gone away backward”

(2 Chron 12:1) (2 Chron 12:5) (2 Chron 21:10) (Jer 15:6) (Ezra 8:22)

Some Examples of Backsliders in Scripture:

  1. a) King David – (2 Sam 11:1 – 5)
  2. b) Simon Peter – (Luke 22:31)
  3. c) Christians at Galatia – (Gal 1:6) (Gal 4:9 – 11)
  4. d) Christians at Corinth – (1 Corinthians 5:1 – 13)
  5. e) Believers working with the Christian leaders. (2 Tim 1:15)
  6. f) Those who were with Jesus During His Ministry. (Luke 9:62)

8) Despite God Nourishing Judah – Judah Continued To Provoke God. (1:4e)

“They have provoked the Holy One of Israel”

(Deut 9:7 – 8) (Eze 8:17) (Eze 16:26) (1 Kings 14:9) (1 kings 22:53) (Psa 78:58 – 59) (Jer 8:19) (Jer 44:3) (2 Chron 33:6)

Message 2:

JUDAH’S NOURISHMENT BY GOD.

1) God Nourished Judah – As Children. (1:2)

“I have nourished and bought up children”

(Isa 46:3) (Deut 1:31) (Jer 31:9)

2) God Nourished Judah – With The Best Available. (1:2)

(Isaiah 5:1 – 2) (Eze 16:10 – 14) (Eze 20:5 – 6)

3) God Nourished Judah – By Bearing Them’ Carrying Them; and Delivering Them. (Isa 46:3 – 4)

4) God Nourished Judah – Sufficiently That They Should Not Stumble. (Isa 63:10 – 13)

Message 3:

JUDAH’S DIABOLICAL SPIRITUAL POSITION BEFORE GOD.

1) Judah’s People Had – Leaders With Minds Which Were Corrupted. (1:5)

“The whole head is sick”

(Isa 1:23) (Neh 9:24) (Jer 5:5) (Jer 5:31) (Dan 9:8) (Zep 3:3 – 4)

2) Judah’s People Had – Their Wills; Emotions; And Feelings Corruptive. (1:5)

“The whole heart faint”

3) Judah’s People Had – Their Whole Thinking Pattern Distorted And Perverted. (1:5)

4) Judah’s People Had – A Wicked Spiritual Condition Which Was Total. (1:6)

(Job 14:4) (Job 22:5) (Psa 25:11) (Jer 7:24) (Jer 17:9) (1 John 5:16 – 17) (John 8:44) (Heb 3:13) (Rom 3:23)

5) Judah’s People Had – No Solid Foundation. (1:6b)

“There is no SOUNDNESS in it”

6) Judah’s People Had – Wounds / Scars / And Bruises Which Were Self Made. (1:6c)

7) Judah’s People Had – Rotting / Festering Sores / Which Were Self Made. (1:6d)

8) Judah’s People Had – Sin So Deep That It Could Not be Dealt With By Any Human Channel Or Help.

(Isa 1:6d) (Prov 6:33) (Prov 23:29) (Jer 30:12) (Micah 1:9) (Prov 21:29) (Prov 5:22) (Isa 57:21)

Message 4:

JUDAH’S LAND

1) Judah’s Land – Is Desolate. (1:7a) “Because of the judgement of God”

(Isa 5:5 – 6) (Isa 6:11) (Isa 24:11) (Deut 28:51) (2 Chron 28:19) (Psa 107:34)

2) Judah’s Land – Is Raised To The Ground. (1:7b) “Your cities are burned with fire”

(Isa 34:9) (Jer 2:15)

3) Judah’s Land – Is Devoured And Overthrown By Their Enemies. (1:7c)

“Strangers devour it in your presence”

(Isa 5:17) (Deut 28:33) (Deut 28:48 – 52) (Eze 30:2)

4) Judah’s Land – Is Like A Land Which Stands Abandoned. (1:8a)

(Lam 2:6)

5) Judah’s Land – Is Like a Watchman’s Shelter In A Field Of Fruit. (1:8b)

6) Judah’s’ Land – Is Like A Lean too In A Cucumber Field After The Harvest. (1:8c)

7) Judah’s Land – Is Like A Town Shut In By Armies – Like A Helpless City Under Siege. (1:8d)

8) Judah’s Land – Still Had Some Who Were Faithful And Preserved By God – But Even This Was By His Grace Alone. (1:9a)

(Jer 31:7) (Eze 14:22) (Rom 9:22) (Rom 11:5)

9) Judah’s Land – Because Of Judah’s Sin And Transgressions Should Have Suffered And Been In The Same Condition As Sodom And Gomorrah Of Old. (1:9b)