Isaiah announces that God’s judgment will purify Israel and prepare his people for the coming messianic King and new Jerusalem.
Like Elijah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, Isaiah was called by God to deliver his messages to Israel, so that they might repent and turn back to God. But along with warnings against Israel's sin and rebellious ways came a message of hope that would carry on for centuries after Isaiah's passing.
Read Scripture Part I
Hope for God's People
The book of Isaiah offers hope for God's people, embodied through God's servant known as "Immanuel." This servant will one day establish a new Israel and God's Kingdom on the earth. We see this hope carried out in the life of Jesus, as he fulfilled over 300 biblical prophecies that include intricate details of his death and resurrection foretold in Isaiah chapters 50 through 53.
Isaiah's words have stood the test of time and encouraged thousands of people who have suffered the drudgeries of life while waiting for the Messiah to come.
Isaiah the Messenger
Isaiah sees God and is purified. God appoints Isaiah as a prophet and tells him to warn the people of Israel about their impending judgment.
Judgment and Hope
God gives Isaiah various prophecies and visions about judgment for Jerusalem and the nations. But God's Kingdom will one day rule, righting the evil of the world.
Assyria threatens Judah as prophesied, but God answers King Hezekiah's prayers and defeats them. Hezekiah falls deathly ill, but God remembers him and heals him.
A Holy Seed
God's servant is shown rising from Israel's burnt stump. He is rejected and killed but is resurrected, and his death pays for the sins of everyone.
New Heaven and Earth
Isaiah prophesies that the servant will rule God's Kingdom, creating a new Jerusalem. The wicked are expelled and the righteous stay, and all nations are welcome.
Reading the books of the biblical prophets is challenging. They’re written in ancient Hebrew poetry and narrative style, which is really different from modern poetry or narrative. Also, these books assume that the reader has a fairly good understanding of the final two centu...