Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – March 8th, 2017 – Isaiah 41:  Cyrus – God’s Deliverer

Morning Light – Isaiah 41 Today: [Isaiah 41] Cyrus – God’s Deliverer: In this chapter Isaiah sets the stage for a court proceeding between those worshiping idols in Judah and those trusting in the one, true God. He calls the nations to silence and challenges those even in Hezekiah’s day that still clung to pagan beliefs. He goes on to insist against all objections that in spite of Hezekiah’s godly reign that the nation will ultimately fall, but then be delivered by a conqueror yet to come. This comes to pass a century later through Cyrus and the Persians and … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 6th, 2017 – Isaiah 40:  Comfort Ye My People

Morning Light – Isaiah 40 Today: [Isaiah 40] Comfort Ye My People. In Isaiah 40 we find the reference that Jesus Himself possibly alludes to when calling the Holy Spirit the Comforter in the gospel of John. The message of the chapter is not just to the individual but to the entire city of Jerusalem. We tend to read the scriptures, applying them to the individual but this chapter also speaks to the city itself and the people that make up the nation. What is the word of the Lord to your city? What is the word of the Lord … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 3rd, 2017 – Isaiah 39:  Never Lay Down in a Battle Zone

Morning Light – Isaiah 39 Today: [Isaiah 39] Never Lay Down in a Battle Zone. In this chapter, we see Hezekiah basking in the afterglow of great deliverance and personal rescue by the hand of God. An army of 180,000 has been destroyed supernaturally by the hand of God. Hezekiah is instantaneously healed from a deadly disease by the word of the Lord through Isaiah. Then in the aftermath of this great time of testimony, Hezekiah shows a remarkable lapse in judgment by receiving emissaries who come from the king of Babylon to commend his welfare. Because of not staying … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 2nd, 2017 – Isaiah 38:  When the Prophet Says You are Going to Die!

Morning Light – Isaiah 38 Today: [Isaiah 38] When the Prophet Says You are Going to Die! In this chapter we find one of the most dreadful declaration sone could ever hear from the mouth of a prophet. Hezekiah is informed by the prophet Isaiah to get his affairs in order – he is going to die. Have you ever been told such a thing by a man or woman of God? Sometimes self-appointed people make such shrill accusations and we have no reason to fear them. This was not the case with Isaiah and Hezekiah. This was a word … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 1st, 2017 – Isaiah 37:  How Deliverance Comes

Morning Light – Isaiah 37 Today: [Isaiah 37] How Deliverance Comes. In our chapter today we find Hezekiah is sackcloth and ashes, and the city of Jerusalem about to fall to Sennecherib, king of Assyria. At long last the people are no longer clamoring for a foreign army to come and save them. Every possible avenue of deliverance has been exhausted and come to failure. Only God can save them now. Hezekiah sends word and Isaiah’s response is that God will come to their defense not for their own sake or the sake of the people. The people have no … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 28th, 2017 – Isaiah 36: Who Do You Think You Are?

Morning Light – Isaiah 36 Today: [Isaiah 36] Who Do You Think You Are? In chapter 36 of Isaiah the emissaries of Assyria come up to the besieged city of Jerusalem to mock their faith in God. Hezekiah is ill, the city is surrounded and there is no deliverance coming out of Egypt or Ethiopia. Rabshaketh of Assyria taunts the faith that the people have in God and points to the destruction of other nations around them. “Who do you think you are…” is the taunt that the enemy brings against you when you dare to put your trust in … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 27th, 2017- Isaiah 35:  The Ransomed of the Lord Shall Return

Morning Light – Isaiah 35 Today: [Isaiah 35] The Ransomed of the Lord Shall Return. In chapter 35 Isaiah encourages the people of God at a time when the Assyrians have overrun the land and Jerusalem is besieged. The prophet encourages the people not to give up hope. He calls upon them to strengthen themselves in their feeble condition to trust in God even when things look bleak. Do you ever despair of things looking differently in your life than they do today? Have your eyes fainted to see a difficult situation change according to God’s promise? We can find … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 24th, 2017 – Isaiah 34:  Why the Shaking of God Comes

Morning Light – Isaiah 34 Today: [Isaiah 34] Why the Shaking of God Comes. In this chapter Isaiah declares that one day the might of the threat of Assyria will be reduced to ashes. Isaiah goes further prophesying of the day that even the most basic components of creation and the elemental table itself will be completely dissolved with unquenchable fire in anticipation of a New Heavens and a New Earth. For those of us deeply invested in this present world this can be an intimidating thing to contemplate. Yet the promise of God is that the ultimate purpose of … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – February 23rd, 2017 – Isaiah 33:   Make the God Choice Under Pressure

Morning Light – Isaiah 33 Today: [Isaiah 33] Make the God Choice Under Pressure! In this chapter Isaiah exhorts the people not to flee when no man pursues. At this time Hezekiah is ill and the city is surrounded by an invading army. Isaiah’s counsel is not to make a hasty response to a seemingly impossible situation. Have you ever felt like you were trapped with no way out of a difficult situation? Isaiah’s exhortation is to wait upon God. When we forget God in a time of trial and turn to this world’s wisdom in dealing with difficulties we … (click link or title to continue)