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A short dive into Isaiah - Chapter 11

A short trek through Isaiah - Chapter 11 This is not very interactive, as I am doing this out of my own personal interest. Having been challenged recently about what many assume is the probability that Isaiah was quoting a mythological saying of his time, as though it was scripture, I decided I needed a deeper understanding of Isaiah. For me, there is only one way to do that, and that is to dig.  If you don't mind digging you are welcome to join me on the journey. Isaiah 11:1-3 NASB “Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;” Of whom is the writer speaking? Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Note the descriptives: “The Spirit of the LORD will re…

An inquiry into Isaiah chapter 14:12 - Alright, it is a wee bit of a rebuttal as well.

English: Lucifer, the fallen angel (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A Study in Isaiah Chapter 14 verse 12A profound motivation to search out what is said in Isaiah came as a result of a post I had made on Facebook that addressed some of the religious ceremony having to do with the Pope. The video opened with an opus, sung in Latin, apparently had its origins in the book of Isaiah. As the young man sang, the English translation appeared the bottom of the screen. Strangely it said nothing of Lucifer. In the video, made in 2014, the originator of the video asks, “did you notice what he said?” Since I don't know Latin, I feel like I missed it entirely. He went on to explain that the song began by giving Lucifer an equivalency to God. My impression is that the person posting the video is telling us that the Pope too gives Lucifer that level of distinction as well. The subplot to this is that the Pope, if not the Antichrist, is certainly kicking open the doors as he fulfills scripture about th…

Adventures in False teaching. Chapter two - Is there a judgment of the nations?

Have you ever heard the saying, "you should have been there!" If you had you would better understand why I responded with the comment, "it was comparable to watching a tornado tear through a farm." I made this statement in response to a friend who asked me what I thought of the morning's study. Think about what happens in an event such as a tornado: The tornado rips through a farm, tearing the barn to pieces; quickly you begin to see two-by-fours swirling rapidly next to metal siding, a cow, and a farm tractor. Any and all of this could kill you. Now imagine someone asking you to describe what you see in the tornado. On which piece do you focus? That was the morning study. Since the men's study, for weeks now, has been attempting to address the presumed judgment of the nations, let's see if we can find that theme in scripture. With some frequency, the teacher has been referring to Matthew 25:31,32. Unfortunately, the reading always seems to end with ve…