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Morning Light – January 20th, 2017 –  Isaiah 10:  Waiting on God’s Salvation

Morning Light – Isaiah 10 Today: [Isaiah 10] Waiting on God’s Salvation. In Isaiah chapter 10 the prophet warns the city of Jerusalem of impending judgment because they have oppressed the poor, the widow and the fatherless. The Assyrians that they have made a treaty with will soon overrun their own nation. Yet at the same time Isaiah declares that Assyria will be dealt with as well for they think that their own might has given them permission to plow under the nations. Ultimately God is in control and the Assyrians are just an axe in God’s hand wielded to … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 19th, 2017 – Isaiah 9:  When God Changes the Subject

Morning Light – Isaiah 9 Today: [Isaiah 9] When God Changes the Subject. In Isaiah 9 the prophet Isaiah is warning the two houses of Israel that their reliance on foreign powers to save them from invasion will lead to their destruction. In the midst of describing the dark days ahead Isaiah lapses into a pronouncement of Messianic glory within whose verses we find some of the most familiar, most quoted verses of the Old Testament about the coming of Jesus. Many times, when you are frustrated and pressed to the point of total anxiety, God will often and inexplicably … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 18th, 2017 – Isaiah 8:  Where is Our Trust?

Morning Light – Isaiah 8 Today: [Isaiah 8] Where is Our Trust? In chapter 8 of Isaiah the prophet is told that his children are for signs and wonders. His soon to be born son is given a name that predicts that in spite of the nation’s false trust in foreign powers they shall soon fall. The two houses of Israel trusted in foreign powers to save them from invasion because they saw no other option. The people cried out for treaties to be made rather than looking to the Lord their God for help. Many times when we are … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – Isaiah 7:  A Virgin Shall Conceive!

Morning Light – Isaiah 7 Today: [Isaiah 7] Isaiah: A Virgin Shall Conceive! In chapter 7 of Isaiah we find a primary Messianic prediction and one of the first mentions predicting the virgin birth of Christ. This foreknowledge given of the virgin birth is brought by Isaiah at a time when both the southern kingdom and the northern kingdom have forsaken their trust in God and called on their old enemies – the Syrians and the Assyrians to come and protect them from invaders. Syria and Assyria represent the secular and the spirit of Antichrist that John tells us is … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 13, 2017 – Isaiah 6:  Here am I Lord Send Me!

Morning Light – Isaiah 6 Today: [Isaiah 6] Here am I Lord Send Me! In chapter six of Isaiah the young prophet enters the environs of the temple and in a moment of blazing glory and holy fire he sees the Lord sitting upon the throne. In that very year king Uzziah has died after a long illness brought upon him because he presumed to look upon the very glory and vision of God that Isaiah now beholds in this vision. Isaiah is undone. He realizes that the sickness that took his king’s life afflicts his own soul and the … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 12, 2017 – Isaiah 5:  You are God’s Vineyard!

Morning Light – Isaiah 5 Today: [Isaiah 5] You are God’s Vineyard! In chapter 5 of Isaiah we see the prophet expressing the deep love of God for His people. He sees you and I as a choice vine that He has planted with great care and expense. He then looks to us expecting to see a vintage brought forth that is sweet to His taste. Unfortunately in the passage He expects sweet grapes but wild grapes are produced. This speaks of what the Father is looking for in our lives. Most people are incapable of this kind of introspection. … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 11th, 2017 –  Isaiah 4:  The Seven Churches in Isaiah

Morning Light – Isaiah 4 Today: [Isaiah 4] The Seven Churches in Isaiah. In chapter four of Isaiah the prophet shifts from pronouncing against the sins of the people to declaring the glories of Christ at the end of the age. He describes the church as seven women who in the latter days begin as being more wrapped up in personalities and denominationalism but who will ultimately find her identity in the Branch that will be glorious round about her. The prophet speaks of the church as the daughters of Zion cleansed of all filthiness comprising an assembly on mount … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 10th, 2017 – Isaiah 3:  It Shall be Well with the Righteous

Morning Light – Isaiah 3 Today: [Isaiah 3] It Shall be Well with the Righteous. In chapter 3 of Isaiah we see the elite classes and the ruling class targeted in the crosshairs of Isaiah’s prophesies. Because the culture of the ancient city of Jerusalem has been lulled to sleep by decadence and sinful habits Isaiah predicts a season when competent leaders will stumble by their policies into all out war that will bring much suffering to the city and the nation. In the midst of great chastisement however the promise to the righteous is that it will be well … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 9th, 2017 – Isaiah 2:  In that Day” – is Today that Day?

Morning Light – Isaiah 2 Today: [Isaiah 2] “In that Day” – is Today that Day? In chapter 2 of Isaiah the prophet describes a people who have idols in their heart in the midst of prosperity and peace in the land. Under the rule of Uzzah and Jotham there was relative peace and blessing in the southern kingdom. Rather than being thankful the people became decadent in their culture and while outwardly devout, secret groves and hidden pagan altars abounded even in Jerusalem itself. Isaiah declares that the day of the Lord would come and “in that day” the … (click link or title to continue)