“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 5, “Woes and Judgments,” III

Christian Living

“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful

“Worth,” Anthony Brown & group therAPy

Prophecy – A Message or Prediction (What Will Happen In The Future)  From God

Prophesy – To Foretell, Expound, And Interpret The Message From God

Prophet/Prophetess – God’s Spokesman (or, person), Divinely Called Minister  

Prophetic – To Speak From God’s Perspective of what will Happen In The Future 

Dross – Scum Skimmed From The Surface of Silver 

Idolatry – Worship Of/To Any Created Object or Person Instead of The True Creator, God.

 “Woes and Judgments,” lll, Isaiah 5:24) Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust:  because they have Cast Away The Law Of The Lord Of Hosts, and Despised The Word Of The Holy One of Israel.  2 kings 17:14.  25) Therefore Is The Anger Of The Lord kindled against His people, and He Hath Stretched Forth His Hand Against Them, and Hath Smitten them:  and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets.  For all this His Anger Is Not Turned Away, But His Hand Is Stretched Out Still.  26) And He Will Lift An Ensign (Banner) to the nations from far; and will Hiss unto them from the end of the earth:  and, Behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:  27) None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:  28) Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:  29) Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions, yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.  30) And in That Day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea:  and if one look unto the land, Behold darkness and sorrow, and the Light is darkened in the Heavens thereof.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v24, As the vineyard yielding only sour grapes is finally Judged, so the wicked will finally be cutoff without hope.  v25, The hills that seemed permanent trembled, even as the sea “fled” Before The Anger Of The Lord.  The Lord’s Anger Is Not Turned Away even after The Horrible Judgments of vv. 24, 25.  His Hand Is Stretched Out To Punish His People.  v26, The Assyrian army literally “trampled down” (v. 5) the pleasant land of Israel.  Whistle (Hiss):  The Lord Would Control This Army Of Judgment, For He Would Give Their Signal To Invade (see 7:18).  v27-29, The preparations of the Assyrian army were complete; the soldiers were thoroughly ready for war (see 40:30, 31).  v30, The Clouds Symbolize Judgment.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v24-30, Let not any expect to live easily who live wickedly.  Sin weakens the strength, the root of a people; it defaces the beauty, the blossoms of a people.  When God’s Word Is Despised, His Law Cast Away, what can men expect but that God Should Utterly Abandon Them?  When God Comes Forth In Wrath, the hills tremble, fear seizes even great men.  When God Designs The Ruin Of A Provoking People, He Can Find Instruments To Be Employed In It, As He Sent For The Chaldeans (Assyrians), and afterwards The Romans, To Destroy The Jews.  Those who would not Hear The Voice Of God Speaking By His Prophets, shall hear the voice of their enemies roaring against them.  Let the distressed look which way they will, all appears dismal.  If God Frowns Upon Us, how can any creature smile?  Let Us Diligently Seek The Well-Grounded Assurance, that when all earthly helps and comforts shall fail, God Himself Will Be The Strength Of Our Hearts, And Our Portion For Ever.  Amen.

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