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The Book of Isaiah – Part 5

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH – PART 5

An overview of Isaiah’s teaching on the Nation of Israel

Two Key chapters — Chapter 5 and chapter 43

MESSAGE 1:
God’s dealings with Israel in ISAIAH CHAPTER 5:

THE NATION OF ISRAEL — WHAT GOD DONE FOR THEM.

1) God calls Israel His Vineyard. ( Isaiah 5:1 )

( Psa 80:8 ) ( Matt 21:33 ) ( Isa 27:2 – 3 ) ( Jer 2:21 ) ( John 15:1 )

2) God indicates that he loves the Nation of Israel and Israel should love Him.

( Isaiah 5:1 ) ( SS 2:16 ) ( SS 5:2 ) ( SS 5:16 ) ( SS 6:3 )

3) God has placed Israel in a fruitful land. ( Isaiah 5:1 )

( Deut 31:19 – 22 )

4) God protects Israel. ( Isaiah 5:2 ) ( Matt 21:33 )

5) God originally took away the stones from Israel. ( Isaiah 5:2 )

6) God done everything he could for Israel.( Isaiah 5:4 )

“Here is a parallel that he has done all he can for our salvation”.

( John 19:30 ) ( Matt 23:37 ) ( Jer 2:5 ) ( Micah 6:3 – 4 ) ( Acts 7:51 – 60 )

THE NATION OF ISRAEL — WHAT GOD EXPECTED FROM THEM.

1) God expected fruit from his vineyard Israel. ( Isaiah 5:2 ) “And he looked that it should bring forth grapes”

2) God expected commitment from his vineyard Israel. ( Isaiah 5:3 )

3) God expected Judgement and Justice from his vineyard Israel. ( Isaiah 5:7 )

( Gen 4:10 ) ( Ex 22:21 – 27 ) ( Deut 15:9 ) ( Prov 21:13 ) ( Isa 3:14 )
( Isa 58:6 – 8 ) ( Jer 12:10 ) ( Micah 6:8 ) ( Zec 7:9 – 14 ) ( James 5:4 )

4) God expected righteousness from his vineyard Israel. ( Isaiah 5:7 )

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THE NATION OF ISRAEL — WHAT GOD FINDS CONCERNING THEM.

1) God finds wild grapes — Instead of pure fruit from Israel. ( Isa 5:2 and 4 )

2) God finds oppression instead of righteousness. ( Isaiah 5:7 )

3) God finds cries of distress. ( Isa 5:7 ) “But behold a cry”

THE NATION OF ISRAEL — WHAT GOD WILL DO TO THEM.

1) God will take away Israel’s protection. ( Isa 5:5 )

( Isa 28:18 ) ( Lam 1:5 ) ( Luke 21:24 ) ( Deut 28:49 – 52 ) ( Isa 10:6 )
( Isa 28:3 ) ( Lev 26:31 – 35 ) ( Psa 80:12 – 16 ) ( Isa 27:10 – 11 )

2) God will cause Israel to become a waste. ( Isa 5:6 ) ( Isa 17:9 – 11 )

3) God will cause foreign nations to invade. ( Isa 5:25 – 28 )

4) God will cause foreign nations to mock Israel. ( Isa 5:26 )

5) God will cause foreign nations to take Israel into captivity. ( Isa 5:29 & 30 ) ( Isa 6:12 ) ( Isa 22:17 – 19 )

6) God will cause foreign nations to have victory over Israel. ( Isa 7:7 – 9 )

7) God will cause Israel to be scattered. ( Isaiah 26:15 )

THE NATION OF ISRAEL — WHAT GOD WILL EVENTUALLY DO

1) God promises that Israel’s enemies will be punished. ( Isa 10:12 )

( Isa 10:24 – 27 )

2) God promises that he will keep a remnant in Israel. ( Isa 10:22 )

3) God promises that the Messiah will come from Israel. ( Isa 9:1 – 7 )

4) God promises that he will Re – gather Israel. ( Isa 30:15 )

( Isa 56:8 ) ( Isa 27:12 )

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5) God promises that he will forgive Israel. ( Isa 1:25 – 28 )

( Isa 43:25 ) ( Isa 45:17 )

6) God promises that he will not forget Israel. ( Isa 44:21 )

7) God promises that he will make Israel a great nation again. ( Isa 27:1 – 6 )

( Isa 37:31 – 32 ) ( Isa 44:2 – 5 ) ( Isa 46:12 – 13 ) ( Isa 49:8 – 12 )
( Isa 51:3 ) ( Isa 51:11 ) ( Isa 42:6 – 9 ) ( Isa 55:12 – 13 ) ( Isa 58:14 )
( Isa 61:3 )

8) God promises eventual peace for Israel. ( Isa 54:17 )

MESSAGE 2:
Facts concerning the Nation of Israel
from ISAIAH CHAPTER 43:

1) God created Israel — ( Isa 43:1 ) ( Isa 43:7 ) ( Isa 43:15 )

2) God created and formed Israel FOR HIMSELF — ( Isa 43:1 ) ( Isa 43:21 )

3) God redeemed Israel — ( Isa 43:1 ) ( Isa 43:14 )

4) God called Israel by his Name. — ( Isa 43:1 ) ( Isa 43:7 )

5) God ransomed Israel — ( Isa 43:3 – 4 )

6) God made Israel Precious in his sight — ( Isa 43:4 )

7) God has made Israel honourable in his sight.

Even although most nations hate her. ( Isa 43:4 )

8) God loves Israel — ( Isa 43:4 )

9) God will regather Israel — ( Isa 43:5 – 6 )

10) God will allow all Nations to gather against Israel. ( Isa 43:9 )

11) God has made Israel his witnesses. ( Isa 43:10 ) ( Isa 43:12 )

12) God made Israel his servant in O.T. times — ( Isa 43:10 )

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13) God chose Israel — ( Isa 43:10 )

14) God saved Israel ( CROSSING THE RED SEA — PHYSICAL SALVATION )

( Isa 43:12 )

“And will save them SPIRITUALLY IN FUTURE DAYS ( Rom 11:26 )”

GOD’S SUPERNATURAL PROTECTION OF ISRAEL

1) God promises to be with Israel when they go through deep waters. ( Isa 43:2 )

2) God promises to keep the waters from overwhelming Israel. ( Isa 43:2 )

3) God promises that Israel will not be burned by fire and flame. ( Isa 43:2 )

4) God promises that Israel is protected because they are in his hand. ( Isa 43:13 )

5) God promises that he will work on behalf of Israel. ( Isa 43:13 )

6) God promises that no man will be able to hinder Israel ( Isa 43:13 ) “And who shall let.”

7) God promises to destroy Israel’s enemies. ( Isa 43:14 – 17 )

8) God promises Israel that he will make a way in the wilderness and desert for them. ( Isa 43:19 )

9) God promises Israel that he will blot out their sin and remember it no more. ( Isa 43:25 )

10) God promises Israel that in him their is spiritual satisfaction as pictured by the waters. ( Isa 43:19 – 21)

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MESSAGE 3:
ISRAEL’S MISSION IN ISAIAH 43:

1) Israel were Jehovah’s Witnesses. ( Isa 43:10 )

“A Christian is to be a witness to Christ.” ( Acts 1:8 )

( Luke 24:46 – 48 ) ( Psa 71:15 ) ( John 1:35 – 36 ) ( John 4:29 )
( Matt 28:18 – 19 ) ( Matt 24:14 ) ( Mark 13:10 ) ( Acts 1:8 ) ( Acts 9:15 – 16 )
( Jonah 1:2 ) ( John 1:15 ) ( Acts 4:33 ) ( Acts 13:30 – 31 ) ( 2 Tim 1:8 )
( Acts 8:5 ) ( 1 Peter 3:15 ) ( Isa 52:7 ) ( Rom 10:9 – 10 ) ( 1 John 4:15 )

2) Israel was Jehovah’s Servant. ( Isa 43:10 )
3) Israel was Chosen by Jehovah. ( Isa 43:10 )

“A Christian has been chosen by Christ.”

4) Israel was to know ( Isa 43:10 )

“A Christian also should know God.” ( John 17:3 )

5) Israel was to BELIEVE ( Isa 43:10 )

“Many of Israel’s problems were caused by lack of faith — likewise with Christians — We fall short because of unbelief.”

6) Israel was to UNDERSTAND ( Isa 43:10 )
7) Israel was to know that God is the I AM. ( Isa 43:10 )

“And understand that I AM he.”

“A CHRISTIAN IS TO UNDERSTAND THAT CHRIST IS THE I AM.”

( John 8:58 ) ( Ex 3:14 )

8) Israel was to declare that before the true God there was no God. ( Isa 43:10 )

( Isa 45:5 ) ( Ex 20:3 ) ( Psa 86:10 ) ( Isa 37:16 ) ( Neh 9:6 ) ( Isa 45:14 )
( Isa 44:6 ) ( Isa 45:21 ) ( Isa 45:6 ) ( 2 Sam 7:22 ) ( Deut 4:39 )
( 1 Kings 8:60 ) ( Isa 45:22 ) ( 1 Tim 1:17 ) ( Mark 12:32 ) ( Joel 2:27 )

9) Israel was to declare that there will never be another God come after the true God. ( Isa 43:10 )

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10) Israel was to declare that there is no other Saviour beside Jehovah.

“And beside me there is no saviour” ( Isa 43:11 )

* The Christian is to declare that there is no other saviour apart from Christ
— See Acts 4:12 and John 14:6 etc *

11) Israel was to declare that Jehovah HAD SAVED THEM. ( Isa 43:12 )

“ The Christian is to witness to the fact they already been saved.”

12) Israel was to declare that Jehovah shows things and reveals things that strange god’s could not do. ( Isa 43:12 )

“And I have shown when there was no strange god among you”

* The Christian should also declare that before they were saved the false gods they used to follow were unable to answer their questions — But now they have been saved the true God has answered these questions and revealed much truth to them *