The Book of Isaiah – Part 10
THE BOOK OF ISAIAH – PART 10
The Wickedness Of Man Isaiah 47 v 7 to 15
Saving Benefits Of Christ —Total Victory of Jesus:
Isaiah 25:6 to 12
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The Wickedness Of Man Isaiah 47 v 7 to 15
Introduction: Although in the context of this prophecy these verses refer primarily to the Nation of Babylon and God’s judgement against it; there is also some valuable teaching here concerning the condition of every individual.
Two key points are taught in these scriptures.
Point 1:The Wickedness of Man
It is important to remember that although all men are sinners only the unbeliever is generally referred to in the Bible as the Wicked; whereas the Believer is referred to as the Righteous.
1) Wicked men are consumed and given over to pleasures. ( Isaiah 47:8 )
(Eph 4:17 ) ( Eph 4:19 ) ( 2 Tim 3:4 ) ( Titus 3:3 ) ( 1 Peter 4:3 )
2) Wicked men live carelessly ( Isaiah 47:8 )
( Judges 18:7 ) ( Zep 2:5 ) ( Isa 32:9-11 ) ( Eze 30:9 ) ( Eze 39:6 )
( Luke 12:18-20 ) ( Luke 17:27-29 )
3) Wicked men think they are something they are not. ( Isaiah 47:8 )
“That sayest in thine heart, I am and none else beside me.”
( Jer 51:53 ) ( Dan 4:22 ) ( Dan 5:1-4 ) ( Dan 11:36 )
4) Wicked men are generally very much involved with the occult whether they realize it or not. ( Isaiah 47:9b).
( 2 Kings 17:17 ) ( 2 Kings 21:16 ) ( Mal 3:5 ) ( Acts 8:11 ) ( Acts 13:6 )
( Rev 18:23 ) ( Rev 21:8 )
5) Wicked men Trust in their own wickedness. ( Isaiah 47:10 )
( Psalm 10:4 ) ( Prov 16:25 ) ( Isaiah 5:21 ) ( Rom 1:22 ) ( 1 Cor 3:8 )
( 1 Cor 3:19 ) ( Gal 6:3 ) ( James 1:26 ) ( 1 John 1:8 ) ( Gal 6:7 )
( Job 15:31 ) ( Jer 49:16 )
6) Wicked men Believe they will get away with their wickedness. ( Isaiah 47:10 )
“Thou has said—None seeth me.”
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7) Wicked men are corrupted and perverted by THEIR OWN wisdom and knowledge.
( Isaiah 47:10 )
Point 2: God’s Judgement upon man’s wickedness.
a) The Wicked are sometimes punished by God by the death of their children.
( Isaiah 47:9 )
b) The Wicked are sometimes punished by God by the death of their spouse.
( Isaiah 47:9 )
c: The Wicked are sometimes punished by God by evil coming upon them.
( Isaiah 47:11 )
( Prov 6:15 ) ( Prov 24:22 ) ( Prov 29:1 ) ( Ecc 9:12 ) ( 1 Thess 5:3 )
( Isaiah 37:36 ) ( Dan 5:25-30 ) ( Rev 3:3 )
d: The Wicked are sometimes punished by God by mischief coming upon them.
( Isaiah 47:11)
e: The Wicked are sometimes punished by God by SUDDEN JUDGEMENT coming upon them.
( Isaiah 47:11 ) ( Psalm 73:11-19 )
f: The Wicked will be punished by God as he causes them to burn as stubble.
( Isaiah 47:14) “Burning is often an instrument of Divine Judgement”
( 2 Sam 23:7 ) ( Mal 4:1 ) ( Psalm 11:6 ) ( Psalm 97:3 ) ( Psalm 21:9 )
( Nahum 3:15 ) ( Eze 23:25 ) ( Isaiah 1:31 ) ( Psalm 78:63 ) ( Num 16:35 )
( Psalm 140:10 ) ( Dan 7:11 ) ( Lev 21:9 ) ( Lev 20:14 ) ( Psalm 106:18 )
( Lev 10:2 ) ( Rev 17:16 ) ( Joshua 7:15 ) ( Rev 20:15 )
g) The Wicked will be punished by God because once they are in the fires of Hell there will We NO ESCAPE. ( Isaiah 47:14 )
“ They shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame.”
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h) The Wicked will be punished by God because they will wander forever in error —
Never coming to the Knowledge of the truth. ( Isaiah 47:15 )
“They shall wander everyone to his quarter”
i) The Wicked will be punished by God because NOBODY can save them from Hell once they are there — NOT EVEN GOD. ( Isaiah 47:15 )
“None shall save thee.”
***The decision to be saved MUST be made this side of eternity.***
Saving Benefits Of Christ —Total Victory of Jesus: Isaiah 25:6 to 12
Introduction: Although much of Isaiah chapter 25 is referring to the reign of Christ for 1000 years — Spiritually speaking many of the thoughts in this passage can be taken as direct blessings for the Christian Believer.
This section of scripture is best divided into two portions.
a) THE SAVING BENEFITS OF CHRIST — VERSES 6-8
b) THE TOTAL VICTORY OF CHRIST — VERSES 9-12
Point 1: The Saving Benefits of Christ ( verses 6-8 )
a) The Christian has COMPLETE SATISFACTION. ( Isaiah 25:6 )
The Christian has a feast of fat things — RICH FOOD
2) The Christian has a feast of wines on the lees
— BANQUET OF AGED WINE.
3) The Christian has Fat things full of marrow — THE BEST MEATS.
“These things of course refer not only to the fact that God will meet our physical needs but also that our spiritual needs will be wonderfully satisfied.with GOD’S ABUNDANCE”
( Gen 45:18 ) ( Matt 22:4 ) ( Rev 19:9 ) ( John 10:10 ) ( Ex 34:6 )
( Isa 55:7 ) ( Jer 33:6 ) ( Eph 3:20 ) ( 1 Tim 1:14 ) ( 1 Peter 1:3 )
( Matt 25:29 ) ( Rom 5:17 ) ( 2 Cor 4:15 ) ( Eph 1:7 ) ( Isaiah 64:4 )
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b) The Christian has complete VICTORY OVER DEATH. ( Isaiah 25:7-8 )
1: Death and spiritual blindness is pictured as a COVERING and VAIL over all nations–Death is man’s final enemy. ( v7 )
2: Death becomes NO Loss — But gain — And Victory for the Christian. ( v8 )
( Philippians 1:21 ) ( John 11:25 ) ( Hosea 13:14 ) ( 1 Cor 15:26 )
( 1 Cor 15:54 ) ( Heb 2:14 ) ( Psalm 16:10-11 ) ( Psalm 23:6 )
3: Death becomes No sorrow — But Joy for the Christian. ( v8 )
“God will wipe away all tears from their faces.”
( Rev 21:4 )
4: Death becomes No Terror — But wonderful for the Christian. ( v8 )
( Phil 1:23 )
“No more Persecution — No more shame “ ( Isaiah 25:8b )
Psalm 116:8 — “For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.”
Point 2: The Total Victory of Christ. ( v9-12 )
a: The Total Victory of Christ means we can call God OUR GOD. ( v9 )
( Psalm 20:5 ) ( Isaiah 35:2 ) ( Titus 2:13 ) ( Ex 3:18 ) ( Ex 5:3 )
( Ex 5:8 ) ( Ex 8:10 ) ( Ex 8:26-27 ) ( Deut 1:6 ) ( Deut 1:19-20 )
( Deut 1:25 ) ( Deut 5:2 ) ( Deut 5:24-25 ) ( Deut 6:4 ) ( Deut 6:24 )
b: The Total Victory of Christ means SALVATION IS STILL AVAILABLE TO THE UNSAVED. ( v9 ) “And he will save us”.
( Prov 20:22 ) ( Psalm 27:1 ) ( Rom 10:13 ) ( Zeph 3:17 )
c: The Total Victory of Christ means GLADNESS AND JOY FOR THE SAVED ( v9 )
( Psalm 19:14 ) ( Psalm 21:1 )
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d: The Total Victory of Christ means ALL HIS ENEMIES AND THE ENEMIES OF CHRISTIANS WILL BE TRODDEN DOWN. ( v10 )
( Micah 7:10 ) ( 2 Sam 22:43 ) ( Isaiah 10:6 ) ( Mal 4:3 )
e: The Total Victory of Christ means:
1: Man’s PRIDE WILL BE SMASHED. ( v11 )
( Isaiah 2:11 ) ( Isaiah 16:6 ) ( Isaiah 16:14 ) ( Psalm 110:1 )
( Isaiah 13:11 ) ( Jer 48:42 ) ( Jer 50:31-32 ) ( Dan 4:37 ) ( James 4:6 )
2: Man’s CLEVERNESS WITH HIS HANDS WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN. ( v11 )
f: The Total Victory of Christ means:
1: Man’s Great architectural abilities and defenced buildings SHALL BE BROUGHT DOWN. ( v12 )
2: Man’s great weaponry will be COMPLETELY DESTROYED and rendered useless. ( v12 ).
Some prophecies in Isaiah concerning the Tribulation period.
Introduction: In common with many of the Old Testament prophets Isaiah looks forward to the future and sees and predicts very clearly some key aspects of the seven year tribulation period which takes place immediately following the rapture of the Church. Some key teaching on this subject in isaiah is as follows:
1: In the Tribulation Period MEN WILL HIDE IN ROCKS FOR FEAR OF THE LORD.
( Isa 2:10 ) ( Isa 2:19 ) ( Isa 2:21 ) ( Isa 24:17-18 )
“Notice in Isaiah 24:18 that men may try to run away from God but it will be not possible.”
2: In the Tribulation Period THE PROUD WILL BE PUNISHED.
( Isa 2:11-12 ) ( Isa 2:17 ) ( Isa 24:21 )
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3: In the Tribulation Period CHRIST WILL SMITE THE EARTH ( Isa 11:4 )
See also: ( Rev 19:11-15 )
*It is important to note that Christ smiting the earth actually brings the tribulation period to a conclusion.*
4: In the Tribulation Period THERE WILL BE A GATHERING OF THE NATIONS TO JERUSALEM. ( Isa 13:4-5 )
5: In the Tribulation Period THERE WILL BE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DAY OF THE LORD. ( Isa 13:6 ) ( Isa 13:9 )
*It is important to note that the 7 year tribulation period is a part of the Bible period often referred to as the Day of the Lord.*
6: In the Tribulation Period THERE WILL BE COSMIC DISTURBANCES.
( Isa 13:10 ) ( Isa 13:13 ) ( Isa 24:23 ) ( Isa 34:4 )
7: In the Tribulation Period THERE WILL BE GEOLOGICAL EFFECTS.
( Isa 24:18-20 )
8: In the Tribulation Period SINNERS WILL BE DESTROYED.
( Isa 1:28 ) ( Isa 33:12 )
9: In the Tribulation Period MANY WHO BECOME CHRISTIANS WILL HAVE THE PROMISE OF RESURRECTION BUT SOME MAY HAVE TO DIE A MARTYRS DEATH.
( Isa 26:20 -21 )
10: In the Tribulation Period THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ANTI-CHRIST WILL BRING THIS PERIOD TO A CONCLUSION. ( Isa 29:20 )
11: In the Tribulation Period THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON WILL BE SIGNIFICANT TO BRING THIS PERIOD TO A CONCLUSION. ( Isa 34:1-3 ) ( Isa 63:3-6 )
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12: In the Tribulation period THE GLORIOUS SECOND COMING OF CHRIST WILL BE LOOKED FOR ( Isa 66:14-16 )
*Notice when Christ returns at his glorious second coming he will stand again on the Mount of Olives and the 7 year Tribulation will be forever past.*
****See Zechariah Chapter 14 and Revelation Chapter 19.****