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The Book of Isaiah – Part 4

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH – PART 4

ISAIAH CHAPTER 4

(Isaiah 4)

Introduction:

This chapter is only 6 verses long — ­­But it is full of Bible Themes — Bible Topics and Bible Doctrine. It is rich with spiritual treasure and will take up our whole study this evening. The following thoughts are important:

ISAIAH 4:1:

(Isaiah 4:1)

Isa 4:1 “And in that Day” (A theme which occurs a number of times throughout Isaiah) (Isa 5:30) (Isa 11:10) (Isa 12:1) (Isa 12:4) (Isa 17:4) (Isa 22:12) (Isa 29:18)

Isa 4:1 “Seven women shall take hold of one man”  (This is an unusual prophecy ­­ It refers to the unprecedented slaughter which will take place during the Tribulation period. This period will reduce the number of men who will be at an age of marriage. — So women will be desperate to find a husband to spare cultural shame of remaining single)

Isa 4:1 “We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel”

(So desperate are these women to get married — That they voluntarily say “We will provide our own food and clothing”)

Isa 4:1 “Only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach”

(Because of the ratio of 7 to 1 the women desired to have their name changed by taking a husband­­ — It was a cultural shame not to be married)

a) Barrenness was a cultural reproach.

(Gen 30:22 – 23) (1 Sam 1:6 – 7) (Luke 1:25)

b) Childlessness was a cultural reproach.

(Gen 16:2) (Gen 29:32) (Gen 30:1 – 3) (Gen 30:13)

c) Not to be given in marriage was culturally considered to be a calamity.

(Judges 11:38) (Psa 78:63)

IMPORTANT THOUGHT: Nowhere in the NT is it ever taught that a woman should have to bear a reproach if she cannot for any reason bear children — This was purely a culture thing. The bible says in Colossians 2:10 “And ye are COMPLETE in Him which is the head of all principality and power” In other words if a woman has children she can operate completely in Christ and if a woman cannot bear children she can also operate completely in Christ. Both are completely accepted and used by God despite their different circumstances.

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ISAIAH 4:2:

(Isaiah 4:2)

A Tremendous verse containing great truth and prophecy:

a) Branch of the Lord — A reference to Christ himself and one of his titles:

(Isa 11:1) (Jer 23:5) (Jer 33:15) (Zech 3:8) (Zech 6:12)

b) Branch of the Lord – One of the MANY titles of Christ in scripture – Others are:

(Rev 1:8) (Rev 3:14) (1 John 2:1) (Heb 3:1) (Heb 12:2) (1 Tim 6:15)
(John 6:35) (Jos 5:14 – 15) (Heb 2:10) (1 Peter 5:4) (Luke 9:20) (Luke 2:25)
(Eph 2:20) (Isa 9:6) (Eze 34:23) (Luke 1:78) (Rom 11:26) (john 10:7)
(Isa 42:1) (Matt 1:23) (1 Jn 5:20) (Rev 1:5) (Rev 1:17) (Heb 6:20)
(Heb 1:8) (John 20:28) (Zech 13:7) (John 10:14) (Heb 4:14) (Matt 2:6)
(Eph 5:23) (Heb 1:2) (Acts 4:30) (Psa 16:10) (Mark 1:24) (Isa 41:14)
(Luke 1:69) (John 8:58) (Isa 40:3) (Matt 1:21) (Acts 7:52) (Zech 9:9)
(Matt 27:42) (Matt 27:37) (Rev 15:3) (Rev 17:14) (John 1:29) (1 Cor 15:45)
(John 8:12) (Rev 5:5) (1 Cor 2:8) (1 Tim 2:5) (Dan 9:25) (Isa 60:16)
(Rev 22:16)

c) Beautiful and Glorious (Isa 4:2)

(Psa 27:4) (1 Chron 16:29) (Psa 29:2) (Isa 28:5) (Isa 33:17)

d) And the fruit of the land shall be excellent and comely (Isa 4:2)

“Prophetically looking forward to the fact that one day the nation of Israel will be fruitful for JESUS” Notice here how the fruit is described – The fruit the Christian bears should have a similar description – The fruit should be splendid; and majestic for the glory of God.

(Matt 7:17 – 18) (Prov 11:30) (Gal 5:22 – 23) (Eph 5:9) (SS 4:16) (Psa 107:37) (Matt 12:33)

e) For them that are escaped from Israel (Isa 4:2)

“A Reference here to a faithful remnant”

(2 Kings 19:4) (2 Kings 19:30 – 31) (2 Chron 34:9) (Ezra 9:8) (Isa 1:9)
(Isa 10:20) (Isa 10:22) (Isa 11:11) (Isa 16:14) (Isa 46:3) (Jer 15:11)
(Jer 23:3) (Jer 31:7) (Eze 6:8) (Micah 2:12) (Micah 5:3) (Zeph 2:7)
(Rom 9:27)

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ISAIAH 4:3:

(Isaiah 4:3)

a) Zion: “The word of God mentions this many times. There are around 161 references to either the word directly or some derivative of the word. Interestingly enough it also occurs in various phrases:

1) At Ease In Zion (1 Instance) (Amos 6:1)

2) Daughter Of Zion (26 Instances) (2 Kings 19:21) (Psa 9:14) (Isa 1:8) (Isa 10:32)

3) Daughters Of Zion (4 Instances) (Song 3:11) (Isa 3:16 – 17) (Isa 4:4)

4) Hill Of Zion (1 Instance) (Psa 2:6)

5) In Zion (26 Instances) (Psa 9:11) (Psa 76:2) (Psa 84:7) (Psa 99:2)

6) Mount Zion (17 Instances) (Psa 48:2) (Psa 48:11) (Psa 74:2) (Psa 78:68)

7) Out Of Zion (11 Instances) (Psa 14:7) (Psa 20:2) (Psa 50:2) (Psa 110:2)

8) Songs Of Zion (1 Instance) (Psa 137:3)

9) Upon Zion (3 Instances) (Psa 102:13) (Isa 33:20) (Micah 4:11)

b) And he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy:

“An amazing statement here that God’s faithful people are called holy — Not Perfect but holy”

(2 Tim 2:21) (Ezra 8:28) (Lev 20:7) (1 Peter 1:15 – 16) (Ex 19:6) (Ex 22:31)
(Lev 11:44 – 45) (Lev 19:2) (Lev 20:26) (Num 15:40) (2 Peter 3:11)

ISAIAH 4:4:

(Isaiah 4:4)

a) “When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion (Isa 4:4)

“God’s Amazing Cleansing”

(Psa 51:2) (Psa 51:7) (1 John 1:7) (Lev 16:30) (Jer 33:8) (Eze 37:23)
(Heb 1:3) (Zec 13:1) (Heb 9:14) (Titus 3:5) (1 Cor 6:11) (Rev 1:5)

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Isaiah 4:4: The spirit of judgement; and by the spirit of burning.

“Two names and titles of the Holy Spirit”

(These two phrases appear to be references to God’s Holy Spirit – Whatever God does he does by the power and conviction of his Spirit – In these phrases the Spirit of God is using his power as a Judge (Isa 28:6) and also the same Holy Ghost who sanctifies believers by the FIRE of affliction (Mal 3:2 – 3).)

***Other interesting Names and Titles of the Holy Spirit***

(The word spirit occurs 456 times in the KJB)

1) Spirit Of God. (Job 33:4) (Gen 1:2)

2) Comforter. (John 14:16)

3) Eternal Spirit. (Heb 9:14)

4) Free Spirit. (Psa 51:12)

5) Good Spirit. (Neh 9:20)

6) Holy Spirit Of Promise. (Eph 1:13)

7) The Spirit Of The Lord God. (Isa 61:1)

8) Spirit Of the Lord. (Acts 5:9)

9) Spirit of Christ. (1 Peter 1:11)

10) Spirit Of His Son. (Gal 4:6)

11) Spirit Of Adoption. (Rom 8:15)

12) Spirit Of Glory. (1 Peter 4:14)

13) Spirit Of Grace And Of Supplications. (Zech 12:10)

14) Spirit Of Holiness. (Rom 1:4)

15) Spirit Of Life. (Rom 8:2)

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16) Spirit of Prophecy. (Rev 19:10)

17) Spirit of Truth. (John 14:17)

18) Spirit Of Wisdom. (Eph 1:17)

Isaiah 4:5:

(Isaiah 4:5)

Isaiah 4:5: “And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies”

a) The Lord will create a canopy of defence (Indicating his divine love and protection) across the whole site of Mount Zion and every individual dwelling place on Mount Zion.

(Psa 89:18) (Isa 49:25) (Matt 16:18)

Isa 4:5: “A cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of flaming fire by night”

(Ex 13:21) (Ex 14:19) (Num 9:17) (Neh 9:12) (Psa 78:14) (Deut 31:15)

Isaiah 4:6:

(Isaiah 4:6)

Isaiah 4:6: “And there shall be a tabernacle” (This is a picture of Christ)

(John 1:14) (Heb 9:8 – 9) (Heb 9:11) (Psa 27:5)

1) Jesus is a SHADOW in the daytime from the heat for the Believer.

(Psa 91:1 – 3) (Psa 49:2) (Isa 51:16) (Psa 36:7) (Mark 9:7) (Lk 1:35)
(Heb 9:5) (Psa 121:5) (Isa 25:4)

2) Jesus is a REFUGE for the Believer.

(Num 35:11 – Cities Of Refuge) (Deut 33:27) (Psa 62:6 – 7) (Psa 48:3) (Psa 59:6)
(Psa 91:2) (Psa 94:22) (Psa 46:1 – 3) (Prov 14:26) (Isa 25:4) (Jer 16:19)

3) Jesus is a PROTECTION and a SHELTER from the storm for the Believer.

(Psa 34:7) (Prov 18:10) (Psa 18:2) (2 Thess 3:3) (Isa 41:10) (Isa 54:17)
(Psa 121:7 – 8) (2 Tim 4:18) (Psa 91:11 – 12)