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March 18, 2021 2:00 am
Isaiah shared many warnings with the nation of Israel, but he also delivered messages of comfort. Join Skip as he shares about the hope and promises God gave to His chosen people through Isaiah.
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Wrinkling is used in the temple on the tabernacle atone for sin. Jesus Messiah 72.0 will do the work. Priestly work of atonement that will sprinkle not just his God desires that Isaiah delivered many warnings to God's people. But God also used them to encourage the Israelites and remind them of his promises.
Connect with Skip Heitzig today as he shares about the hope that God gave to Israel through Isaiah and you learn with these messages of comfort mean for you today. Stay tuned after the message is Skip and his wife Linda share how you can be a part of sharing God's comfort with children around the world. One of the things he says would like to provide normal, impacted by terror doing something that's normal that her homework for me is that it helps them recover from a traumatic sound. That's why we continue to take every effort to share the love and raise funds for children. Thank you, when you be sure to stay with us after today's message to hear the full discussion right now want to tell you about a resource that shows you how the truth of Jesus resurrection transform your life pretty obvious that this world is filled with imperfect people and that's on purpose God is into restoring human beings he could make perfect people in populated heaven with perfect people, but he doesn't do that. He takes people ordained up beat up bruise by time damaged by sin. He does all resto job on complete restoration celebrate the joy and beauty of redemption. The morning that changed everything with Skip, I think this DVD collection of six hope filled Easter weekend messages is our thanks to you when you get $35 or more today to help connect more people to God's word and the redeeming love of Jesus Christ. Restoration is based on redemption and redemption is tied to resurrection to give call 800-922-1888, or get online securely connectwithskip.com/offer as we join Skip Heitzig for today's teacher in the book of Isaiah chapter 41 verse 85 you Israel are my servant. Hold that thought Jacob whom I have chosen. Hold that thought. The descendents of Abraham. My friend, you might have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions and said to you. You are my servant, I have chosen you and I have not cast you away.
Okay, in the book of Isaiah. There are three different services primarily to. There are three meant actually for.
If your account a guy by the name of Cyrus, mentioned in chapter 44, 45, or get him in a minute. David is called the servant of the Lord in chapter 37 Israel here is called the servant of the Lord and then servant 2.0 he singular person is mentioned and that is Jesus, God's ideals are go down to chapter 42 verse one behold my servant, whom I uphold my elect 11. An individual week will be spoken about, in whom my soul delights I have put my spirit upon him, and he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles the whole world.
You will not try out no raises voice causes voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed he will not break the smoking flax. He will not quench. He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged until his established justice in the earth and the coastlands shall wait for him. This is the ideal certain there are four servant songs in the book of Isaiah Isaiah chapter chapter 42 Isaiah chapter 49 Isaiah chapter 50 and Isaiah chapter and a 52 and all of chapter 53.
Those of the four servant song two main servants, Israel and Messiah serving the fail servant who will never fail.
No notice what it says he will not cry out, or raise his voice causes voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed he will not break smoking flax. He will not quench speaks of the gentle manner of Jesus member. The New Testament calls him meek and lowly, so it says a bruised reed he will not break. What is that mean we can order readers right some in the marshlands. Those kind of wispy things are blown by the wind out of the marshlands of those windblown Flagyl week bulrushes that are unstable.
He will break. In other words, Jesus personality will not be so type a Betty just bolts people over you won't break a bruised reed he will put out a smoking flax of flax is a WIC dimly lit lamp that is about to go out Jesus will supply oil for the lamp power. That's the idea behind this metaphor. He will fan the weak person into the flame of strength. Remember when Jesus met the woman caught in adultery and how he treated her compared out the leaders of Israel treated they were right, of course, our law says she deserves to die the pickup so Jesus brought the women to himself and says hey you guys, you who are without sin cast the first stone. Then he said to the woman were your accusers were those who condemn you and she said Sir I have none.
And he said neither do I condemn you that's not breaking that wispy little bulrush work putting out her flame. That's fanning it. Neither do I condemn the sin no more.
That's Jesus personality okay quickly. Chapter 44, 45 are predictions about the circumstances upon which the captives who will be in Babylon will eventually return to Jerusalem, so notice a couple things. First, chapter 44 verse 28 who says of Cyrus. He is my shepherd, Cyrus will be born for another couple hundred years. When this is written so his name is mentioned before is borne by a couple centuries that should raise interest who says of Cyrus.
He is my shepherd, he shall perform all my pleasure, saying to Jerusalem you shall be built into the temple. Your foundation shall be laid. Why would this be good news because the Babylonians put pressure on Israel brought them into captivity made them slaves, but eventually the Medo Persian Empire would overtake the Babylonian Empire, its ruler would be Cyrus. He will let the Jews go back home. So God says he's my servant, he's my ambassador is my shepherd.
Keep in mind when this was written Jerusalem hadn't fallen Jerusalem was still standing. The temple was in place, but this presupposes Jerusalem will be destroyed the temple will be destroyed.
The people will be taken captive and then the come back in the be rebuilt. Go to chapter 45 verse one thus says the Lord to his anointed word anointed in Hebrews machine dock we would translated literally Messiah that says the Lord to his Messiah to Cyrus is the pagan king. He's writing about whose right hand. I have held to subdue nations before him altogether. He conquered 46 different nations don't have time to chase that out and loose the armor of the Kings to open before him. The double doors so that the gates will not be shut.
I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and I will cut the bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places that you may know that I the Lord who call you by name in the God of Israel for Jacob my servant, sake, and usual my elect.
I have even called you by your name Cyrus. I have named you though you have not known me the walls of Babylon would be from Isaiah's prophetic perspective now are long gone, but would be 311 feet tall 87 feet thick covering a circumference. We are told in a couple different accounts 60 miles around the city. Huge guard stations every so many feet on the Euphrates river running right through town. Big bronze gate that would gates that would close and a great at the bottom that would let the river pass underneath. We are told that King Cyrus took the city of Babylon by diverging the Euphrates River upstream so that I got lower and lower and lower. Up to the height of a man's by enabling the Persian army to go underneath the gates and break them open and Cyrus became the ruler of the known world, prophesied in detail by Isaiah and history says Herodotus, the historian tells us that's how it felt. Chapter 46 through 48 is about the fall of Babel and I want to read in the County is God mentioning Cyrus saying that he's gonna let the Jews go back telling them to rebuild their temple, which he will do. Josephus ever heard his name. Yes, Josephus, the Jewish historian gives us this account now.
Cyrus learned this, that is, that he would command the building of the Jewish Temple by reading the book that Isaiah left of his own prophecies 210 years before somebody showed him the prophecy of Isaiah, with his name and it Josephus goes on these things. Isaiah foretold 140 years before the temple was destroyed. When Cyrus therefore had read them and had admitted their divine character in impulse and emulation seized him to do what was written therein. So according to Josephus, somebody showed them hey dude your names are, it was written here before you were born, and he goes while and he did what Isaiah addicted he would do okay servant 1.0 fail, servant 2.0 Messiah is predicted. The surprising thing is how God's perfect servant servant 2.0.
Jesus is the Messiah will bring salvation according to Isaiah chapter 52 and 53. He will be rejected. He will suffer help be sentenced to death on behalf of his own people.
He will die and atoning death of their sin and that is the fourth and most important, the last of those four servant songs Isaiah chapter 52 beginning in verse 13 all the way down to chapter 53 verse 12 this servant song is quoted by Matthew Mark Luke John in the book of acts Romans first Corinthians 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, first Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, first Peter first John, that's an important this song.
Chapter 53 of Isaiah is. It is been called the torture chamber of the rabbis because it is so latently predictive about what Jesus would do. Verse 13 of chapter 52 behold, my servant will deal prudently will be exalted and extolled be very high. Just as many as were astonished to you, so his visage was marred more than any man and his form more than the sons of men. Chapter 15 so he will sprinkle many nations. Please notice the many nations, kings will shut their mouths at him for what it up and told them they shall see and what they had not heard they shall consider sprinkling is a word use of priests in the temple or in the tabernacle would atone for sin. Jesus Messiah servant 2.0 will do the work. A priestly work of atonement that will sprinkle not just Israel, many nations. God's desire to reach the world. Chapter 53 verse one who is believed our report to whom is the arm of the Lord been revealed, for he will grow before him like a tender plant, a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness when BCM there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid as it were our faces from him. He was despised, and we did not esteem him. Surely he has borne our grief carried our sorrows, yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded literally pierced for our transgressions, he was bruised literally crushed for our iniquities see the chastisement for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way and the Lord laid on him the iniquity of us all.
This summed up by Isaiah as if you were looking at the cross almost giving us a clear better perspective then any of the gospel writers the suffering of the Messiah gives to us what theologians call you what my want to write this down. The vicarious atonement. One of the cardinal doctrines of Christianity.
The vicarious atonement or the substitutionary death of Jesus. He died in our place the perfect sacrifice took our sin so that we could be the righteousness of God in him.
Second Corinthians 521 when I first heard the gospel and I understood it as an 18-year-old young man just turning 1817 turning 80 by Billy Graham on a television show. I remember what I thought I thought okay God is good to give me his righteousness, and he is going to take on his son. My sin and my first thought is God is getting a bad deal which is but I'm getting a killer deal which I was and all in all, that was sufficient for me to become his children, so God thought it was a good enough deal to do all that to make you his kid that's love. That's vicarious atonement. While that is the suffering and dying servant, but then suddenly in verse 11 of this chapter, the servant is alive again to sort of out of nowhere. Verse 11 says he will see the labor of his soul and be satisfied. This is after you die, so it implies resurrection chapters 54 and 55 is a joyful song a song of salvation. Chapter 56 and 57 is a rebuke to those who don't accept the servant salvation. Now the last two chapters 0 how we can finish the whole book of Isaiah. The last two chapters is the blessing of a new creation that is a new heaven and a new earth, and the birth of a brand-new nation.
Chapter 65 verse 17. For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, not just in Newark, new heavens and earth have is been polluted by Satan. God is can re-create heaven and earth. Peter also announces I create new heavens and a new earth. The former shall not be remembered nor come to mind good on verse 25 the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox. Herbivorous behavior, the dust shall be the serpent's food, they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says the Lord. This is the kingdom age again, the kingdom age. According to Revelation chapter 20 the millennial kingdom. Revelation 20 says several times, it will last for 1000 years according to the Gallup organization. One of the most searching questions people have of almost any generation. In recent times is this question will there ever be lasting world peace because by looking around it sure seems the answer is no, but the answer we know is yes, but it will not happen anytime soon it will happen only when servant 2.0 returns 2.0 comes back again to rule and reign with those who have been cleansed with sin when he does, then Isaiah chapter 2 verse four will be fulfilled. They will beat their swords implements of war in the plowshares implements of farming and health and longevity and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Those words are over the United Nations but is never yet been fulfilled. It is a longing for Messiah, and establishes messianic kingdom. Okay, chapter 66 verse 22, eight seconds left for the new heavens and the new work which I make, shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your descendents and your name remain in it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another month by month from one Sabbath to another week by week all flesh all flesh people from all over the world will come to worship before me, says the Lord. So the nutshell view once again through 72.02, the suffering servant, God creates a covenant family from all nations. He will rule over an earthly kingdom for a thousand years followed by an eternal kingdom forever and ever. 11. Capital city called New Jersey if you're wondering for some people asked this question, I know you talk about a millennium on if I believe in actual thousand year right reign of Christ on the earth. I think it's all a metaphor for something else.
Okay you live out of you want just prepared to be surprised when you actually enjoy the thousand year millennial kingdom on the earth. I can't wait him and have fun.
I can't wait for Tucumcari and Albuquerque look like life sign up for the fact I like to be just like over Hawaii during the millennial kingdom if it's okay but anyway, here's what we need a millennium, the earth is been cursed ever since the fall to redeem creation from the curse that is fallen by sin, and will fall in spades during the great tribulation.
The millennium will answer the prayer we have always prayed thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven were still praying that is not happening. It will happen then God will answer that prayer in totality number two to fulfill God's promise to Israel. Remember God made a twofold promise to the nation of Israel.
They will rule over a literal physical kingdom with Messiah in charge Israel at the top of the heap and over an eternal kingdom, the millennium is part a the eternal state.
Revelation 2122 as part Skip Heitzigs message from his series divided from 30,000 now if you Skip this to share how you can be a part of sharing God's comfort children around the world. The prophet Isaiah really painted the picture. Well, of Jesus suffering on the cross and how that demonstrates his amazing love for us. Well linear you been working for years now to share the wonderful news of the gospel with kids all around the world and to help them in their time of need.
As they experienced the horrors of terrorism can you share about the special work that you do through reload.
Love, first of all, it is astounding to me that you can say years you because that were going on our sixth year of doing reload love it just finds that's just hard for me to believe that first of all, that terrorism is so rampant pervasive everywhere and that it's a it's a tragedy and I'm grateful that God loves the broken neck hurt the wounded and especially children so and last month we did our annual left bomb fundraiser and we really highlighted Nigeria and for those that you don't know book hurrah is a terrorist organization that M really has staff blown through Nigeria and that justify the left on weekend we learned that one of the youth leaders in the soccer program. We help support last his brother to terrorists so and this is real and it's that important and it hits close to home for so many people. Our hearts break every time we get reports like this.
Then imagine if this young man didn't have the soccer club and a discipleship group to support him. That devastating tragedy and this is a Christian Ron Sachar group said that time one of the things we says we like to provide normalcy.
You know, the sooner you can get someone impacted by terror doing something that's normal.
They've done before.
Whether it soccer home worker music can that it helps them recover from a traumatic event.
So that's why we continue to take every opportunity to share the love of Jesus and raise funds for children been impacted by tear, so if you'd like to continue to support us, you can just go to reload love.com and donate off the top. You know how many countries now that you have impacted. I made at first it was just a term I think ordinate yes and then or me and mar and then after that it went me in mind, Thailand, and then Jordan and Iraq and you let some things to Lebanon and we've done things in the Sudanese area Nigeria while yeah it all around the world and indeed our local reservations Indian reservations herself. So it really is a ministry impacting globally Apsley Cambodia. I mean, if I start trying to recall all of them praise the Lord to reload love.calm. Thank you, Skip in line in the Bible is full of amazing promises and think he is faithful you can be sure to carry out this promise to continue sharing the promises of Scripture that there is through this program you can help make that possible through a generous today so please come out and help keep these teachings, many others around the world hundred 9292 or connect with.com/donate.com/donate to him tomorrow.
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