Yesterday we discussed Chapters 23 - 28
When you read chapter 23 the city Tyre is mentioned. This city was also known as Zohr. Which was eventually destroyed by Alexander the Great. What is the great Tyre of our day? it is commercial interest. After Tyre is destroyed there city is barren for seventy years of the life span of man. After the seventy years of desolate the city will be reborn.
When we read the scriptures and see the start of the verse as behold. it means last days, this is about our times. In verse 5 it talks about the everlasting covenant. but what is the new and everlasting covenant? It is the gospel. When we look back about 100 years ago there were about 20 major religions. Today there are over a thousands. Why did this happen. There were people who broke away from there church to start there own. there are many break-offs of the other churches. But ours hasn't changed. It mentions in verse 15 about the isle of the sea. what is that, it is mentioned before. When you look at the time that Isaiah was written if you couldn't walk there you didn't go. Hense, Isle of the sea. it is someplace you couldn't walk too, it was too far away. Verse 17 - reference Jeremiah 48:43. we cannot flee the judgement of God. verse 20 is referenced to Amos 5 it was written about the same time. we are Gods. Reference Psalm 82:6 it is the same verse that Christ quoted in John.
Chapter 25 is a Psalm of praise. we need to have obedience, we need to protect the needy. The mountains mentioned in this chapter represent Zion. Swallow death forever = The Atonement. Very short chapter but a beautiful one.
Chapter 26 talks about how the righteous nation is Israel/Zion. The foot of the poor is an allusion to the Messiah. You need to pour out your soul to God. He is the God of the Living not dead. God demands purity, there is life after death. Isaiah reference childbirth to represent the pain. There will be a Resurrection, a cleansing of the earth. The Last days when the Lord comes for judgement.
Chapter 27 talks about the serpent, and how the Lord guards his vineyard. Has the Lord been rough on Israel as Israel been to the Lord. The Lord will gather the people of the Church, each angel will bring a horn. Rev 14:6.
Chapter 28 speaks of Ephraim that led the tribes away. The wicked almost destroys the righteous. There will be false prophets and priest. You can either accept or don't. Wicked covenant with Satan. The cornerstone is Christ. Bands=Slavery. It is easy to choose the Gospel, but sometimes hard to live. The Lord deals in order, righteous things.
Have a good week