Teachings

Morning Light – January 25th, 2017 – Isaiah 13:  Is America Mystery Babylon?

Morning Light – Isaiah 13 Today: [Isaiah 13] Is America Mystery Babylon? In Isaiah chapter 13 the prophet takes up a declaration against the nation of Babylon. At the time that Isaiah prophesies Babylon is not a threat to the nation of Israel or to the southern kingdom of Judah. The immediate problem is the threat of renewed civil war between the north and south and the shadow of the Assyrian empire looming over both kingdoms. Isaiah by the spirit of the Lord looks down through time and sees the Babylonian empire decades later that will destroy both the city … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light  – January 24th, 2017 – Isaiah 12:  Excused from the Law, Licensed to Sin?

Morning Light – Isaiah 12 Today: [Isaiah 12] Excused from the Law, Licensed to Sin? In Isaiah 12 we find the anger of God extinguished and the clemency of heaven extended to a disobedient people. Chapter 12 of Isaiah is very brief yet many songs and hymns of grace have sprung from its few verses. Even though the southern kingdom has turned away from God we find the comfort of God and the grace of God emphasized and offered even though the people are not looking to God as their salvation. Many times we read the Old Testament and even … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light –  January 23rd, 2017 – Isaiah 11:  A Branch Out of Jesse

Morning Light – Isaiah 11 Today: [Isaiah 11] A Branch Out of Jesse. In Isaiah chapter 11 the prophet breaks forth from a denunciation of the corrupt court of Ahaz to a description of the Messiah coming in glory. Isaiah throughout this book alternates between scathing reproaches of ungodliness that are local to his situation and then moving into ephemeral, lofty depictions of Messianic glory. For this reason the book of Isaiah perhaps more so than any other Major Prophet lays down deep foundations of understanding concerning the coming of Christ as suffering savior and ultimately as returning king. We … (click link or title to continue)

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)