“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 11, “The Branch From Jesse,” cont’d

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“The Branch From Jesse,” cont’d, Isaiah 11:10) And in That Day there shall be A Root of Jesse, Which Shall Stand For An Ensign (Banner) of the people; to It shall the Gentiles seek:  and His Rest Shall Be Glorious.  Romans 15:10; Hebrews 4:1.  11) And it shall come to pass in That Day, That The Lord Shall Set His Hand Again The Second Time To Recover The Remnant Of His People, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.  Zechariah 10:10.  12) And He Shall Set Up An Ensign (Banner) for the nations, and shall Assemble the outcasts of Israel, and Gather Together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.  John 7:35.  13) The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off:  Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.  Galatians 3:28.  14) But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together:  they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.  15) And The Lord Shall Utterly Destroy The Tongue Of The Egyptian Sea; And With His Mighty Wind Shall He Shake His Hand Over The River, And Shall Smite It In The Seven Streams, And Make Men Go Over Dryshod (Go Over In Sandals).  Revelation 16:12.  16) And there shall be an highway for The Remnant Of His People, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he (Israel) came up out of the land of Egypt.  Exodus 14:29.

Quest Study Bible – “Is The Second Time yet to come?”  v11, God First Reclaimed Israel When He Rescued Them From Egypt.  Some believe that The Second Time is still in the future, when ethnic Jews will gather after Christ Returns.  Others, though, think The Second Time was when God’s people, after being defeated and exiled to Babylon, were sent home by Cyrus, a Persian king, in 538 B. C.  “What caused the feud between Ephraim and Judah?” v13, Following the rebellion that split Israel in two, Ephraim in the north remained rivals of Judah in the south (see Map 4 at the back of this Bible).  In Isaiah’s day, animosity led to war when Ahaz, king of Judah, refused to join an alliance with Ephraim and Syria.  Some think The Prophecy of an end to the feud was fulfilled when the Jews returned from captivity.  Others, though, look ahead to a future Jewish Reconciliation When Christ Returns.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v14, upon the shoulder:  The image is that of a a bird of prey attacking another another bird.  The Philistines, Edom, Moab, and Ammon; Israel’s traditional enemies; may represent the adversaries of The Messiah’s Kingdom.  v15, Mighty Wind is an illusion to Exodus 14:21-27.  The river refers to the Euphrates.  dry-shod:  As God had provided a dry passage across the Red Sea in The First Exodus, so in The Second Exodus He Would Remove Any Physical Barrier That Would Hinder The Return Of His People.  v16, a highway symbolizes the certainty of the return,for no obstacles would hinder The Lord’s Returning Exiles (35:8-10; 40:3, 4; 57:14; 62:10).    

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v10-16, When The Gospel Should Be Publicly Preached, the Gentiles would seek Christ Jesus As Their Lord And Savior, And Find Rest Of Soul.  When God’s Time Has Come For The Deliverance Of His People, Mountains of Opposition Shall Become Plains Before Him.  God Can Soon Turn Gloomy Days Into Glorious Ones.  And while we expect The Lord To Gather His Ancient People, and bring them Home To His Church, and also to bring in The Fullness of the Gentiles, when all will be united In Holy Love, Let Us Tread The Highway of Holiness He Has Made For His Redeemed.  Let Us Wait For The Mercy Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Unto Eternal Life, Looking To Him To Prepare Our Way Through Death, That River Which Separates This World From The Eternal World.

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