Isaiah announces that God’s judgment will purify Israel and prepare his people to 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 for its welfare in the Book of Isaiah. But along with warnings against Israel's sin and rebellious ways came a message of hope in a new depth that would carry on for centuries after Isaiah's passing.
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Isaiah offers hope
This hope would be embodied through God's Servant known as "Immanuel," who will one day establish a new Israel and God's Kingdom on the earth. Remarkably, Jesus does precisely that in His lifetime, fulfilling over 300 prophecies in Scripture that include intricate details of His death and resurrection foretold in Isaiah chapters 50 through 53.
Throughout the test of time, Isaiah's words have encouraged thousands of people who have suffered the drudgeries in this life while waiting for the Messiah to come in His first and second appearances everyone is counting on.
Isaiah the Messenger
Isaiah sees God but is purified. God appoints Isaiah as a prophet and tells him to warn the people of Israel about the impending judgment coming to them.
Judgment and Hope
God gives Isaiah various prophesies and visions about judgment for Jerusalem and the nations. But God's kingdom will one day rule, righting the world's wrongs.
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 featured, rising from Israel's burnt stump. He is rejected and killed but is resurrected. His death pays for the sins of everyone.
New Heaven & Earth
Isaiah prophesies that the Servant will rule God's kingdom, creating a New Jerusalem. The wicked are expelled and the righteous stay. 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...