Presents pamphlet #6401
The Book of
The name Isaiah means the "salvation of Yah" and so the translated title of this wondrous book would read "The Book of the Salvation of Yahveh", for it is the vision, which is the oracle or the proclamation of the Anointed One of God, the Messiah who would come and bring His salvation to whosoever will! This great book is therefore the story of the only way to salvation, the only way to everlasting peace and happiness, for no matter how hard man strives or how high he build his own towers to the heavens, there is no other way to eternal life except through Yahshua, which is to say Yahveh's Savior.
It is interesting that since the salvation of Yahveh is the central theme in the Word of God that the Book of Isaiah falls squarely in the middle. There are also 66 books in the Word of God and there are 66 chapters in Isaiah. Likewise it is by no coincidence that the prophet Isaiah is quoted 85 times in the New Testament, which is more times than any other prophet! That means that we are going to get quite a bit of New Testament teaching as we go through this book chapter by chapter and verse by verse. A few other interesting facts about Isaiah are (1.) that out of those 85 quotations there are 61 separate verses quoted, (2) it would be from chapter 61 that Jesus would stand up in the temple and read from the scroll of Isaiah, and (3) Isaiah prophesied 61 years from 641-588 BC as contemporaries of Hosea, whose name means "salvation", Micah, whose name means "who is like Yahveh", and Nahum, whose name means "comfort" as in comforter.
We should also make note in our introductory that the higher critics, who are those vain intellectual types who make their living writing books and teaching at institutions of higher learning in an effort to discredit the Word of God and sow seeds of doubt among our people concerning the truth of our Father's Word, claim that all of Isaiah was not actually written by him. They claim there must be a dual authorship because chapters 40 through 66, often called the latter part or the second book of Isaiah which introduces Messiah, appear to them as having been written at a later date. Nice try fellas... but no cigar! Dr. Bullinger points out in his introductory comments to Isaiah on page 930 of the Companion Bible, that "according to tradition, Isaiah perished in the Manassean persecution: when, it is said, he took refuge inside a hollow mulberry tree, which Manasseh ordered to be sawn through." Many scholars feel that Heb. 11:37 is in reference to this. The point is that it would seem that the higher critics would saw Isaiah asunder again by claiming that he only wrote half the book, the former part, i.e. chapters 1-39. But again, not only do none of their claims stand the test of honest scholarship but there are actually 21 times in the New Testament that Isaiah is named as the author of this prophecy*. Then too as we noted earlier, Jesus Christ stood up in the temple as it is written in Luke 4:17 and opened the book of the prophet Esaias (Greek for Isaiah) that was handed to Him and read from chapter 61. And so we will let the New Testament credentials stand in answer to the higher critics claim and move to the conclusion of our introductory by going to the account in Luke chapter 4 and read the passage from which Messiah read, for in it we learn that the great Book of Isaiah, the salvation of Yahveh, contains the proclamations of both the first and the second advents.
* Note: If you are fortunate to have a Companion Bible, Kregel Publications, appendixes 79, 80, and 82 will provide you with further documentation as to the authenticity of a single author. Of course the real author of the book is Almighty God Himself.
The Lord did not just arbitrarily open the book but rather found the exact text where it was written of Him, the anointed one of God, the One who would come and bring salvation.Luke 4:16-22
And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
 And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,
Jesus the "Christos", the "anointed one of God", was sent to this world to preach the gospel, which is to announce the good news, and bring healing and salvation unto whosoever will. That is what the Word of God does! The whosoever won't will face Him as King of kings and Lord of lords in the Millennium. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
This verse is quoted from Isaiah 61:2, but notice that Jesus only quoted half the verse! Here is the entire verse from Isaiah 61:2: To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
The "day of vengeance" happens at the second advent when Jesus Christ returns as King of kings and Lord of lords to take vengeance upon His enemies and to execute justice in all the earth.Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
The question is, "Are your eyes fastened on Him when He speaks?" And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
The "gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth" is the Word of God! How gracious indeed our Father is to give us such a wonderful blessing, Yahshua Messiah! And He began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.  And all bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
Let us now learn from the prophet Isaiah concerning the salvation of Yah as he begins by giving us a synopsis of the book as a whole in this first chapter.
Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
vision, chazown, khaw-zone', Hebrew 2377; from Hebrew 2372 (chazah); a sight (mentally), i.e. a dream, revelation, or oracle :- vision.
And so it would be that the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Anointed One of God, would come forth to "heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised", i.e. to bring salvation. Let us check the condition of God's children and see if they have need of salvation.Uzziah = Strength of Yahveh.
Jotham = Yahveh is perfect
Ahaz = Possessor
Hezekiah = Strengthened by Yahveh
 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.The Hebrew word used for LORD is Yahveh, which is the sacred name so often changed by the Sopherim to Adonai, and so it is Yahveh, the great I AM that I AM, who is speaking to both heaven and earth. Those who are familiar with the Song of Moses in Deut. 32, that same song the overcomers of the beast are singing in Rev. 15, will immediately recognize the same voice!
The Song of Moses gives the entire outline of God's Plan in this final generation and yet our foolish people do not know it... which is why they are foolish, because they know not their Father's Word!Deut. 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Where did you come from dear Christian? How is it that you are so blessed to live in this nation?Deut. 32:6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not He thy Father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
This answers to the question, "How have His children rebelled against Him?" They have "forgotten" Him, even to the point that they have lost their national identity and many Christians in this nation who are pure blooded Israelites call themselves gentiles. Oh, many remember to go to church every Sunday but they ignore His Word. All they know and hear about is the milk of salvation and baptism and so they remain as spiritual babes who cannot eat and digest a full course meal (with meat) from their Father's Word because they are dull of hearing and unskillful in the Word of God. Hebrews 5:13, "For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe." So what does one do with a bunch of foolish and unwise kids who won't listen? Well, you let them suffer the consequences of their own actions.Deut. 32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Do you know what faith is? Paul defines it for us in Hebrews 11:1.Deut. 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
Faith is "sub-stance" which means what is "under you" (hupo in Greek) that you "stand upon" (stasis)! In other words, it is your foundation! You "see", as you study and absorb the Word of God you build that foundation under you to the point that you know what God's Word has to say and you have not a "shadow" of a doubt that His Word is true and His promises are sure. Your faith thus becomes "Rock solid" and you cannot be shaken in mind or spirit because you stand upon that Rock (Mat. 7:24-25).Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The point to Deut. 32:20 is that there are multitudes of Christians who claim to believe in and have faith in God. Again, many even attend church regularly and do good deeds in the name of Christianity, however their faith is built upon "sand" which is analogous to the traditions of men! And so when the great time of testing comes and the four winds begin to blow, they and their houses will not stand. Yes, it is written that they shall fall in the great stumbling, in the great apostasy of these last days, because they have no real "faith" though they claim they do! The truth of the matter is that "They are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith (Deut. 32:20)!"hupostasis, hoop-os'-tas-is, Greek 5287; from a compound of Greek 5259 (hupo) and Greek 2476 (histemi); a setting under (support), i.e. (figurative) concrete essence, or abstract assurance (object or subject) :- confidence, confident, person, substance.
Our Father continues.
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.Think about this comparison. Our Father says that dumb animals know who takes care of them and provides for them! In fact, even a dumb ass knows where his lord has placed the crib, which is the feed bin. And yet you my children, the children of Israel, don't even know who you are... i.e. that you are of the natural seedline of Jacob, Israel!
You "see", the crib is analogous to the Word of God, which is where the green pasture is, the table of Lord, the place where His children are to go to gather the rich manna from our heavenly Father, etc. But it would seem most of our people are just too busy to take the time to stop and "consider" where their blessings come from, and that pretty much tells the story of the Baby Boomer generation who have grown up amidst peace and prosperity. They have become "rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing"... as far as wisdom and instruction from their Father's Word is concerned. Once again this is declared in the Song of Moses, the outline and storyboard of the final generation.
Deut. 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
lightly esteem, nabel, naw-bale', Hebrew 5034; a primitive root; to wilt; generally to fall away, fail, faint; figurative to be foolish or (moral) wicked; causative to despise, disgrace :- disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, -ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, × surely, make vile, wither.
To which God replied:Dear God,
"Why didn't you save those kids at the Columbine school?"
How do you think our Father feels about our "lightly esteeming" the Rock of His salvation? He tells in the next verse!My dear child,
"I am not allowed in school."
Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.He is provoked, scorned, and it hurts Him greatly! Yes, we pride ourselves in the progress of our technological achievements while we spiritually regress as we are gone (turn) away backward like a bunch of adulterers and adulteresses from the very One who has provided and blessed us nationally beyond measure according His covenant, the unconditional promises He made to our forefather Abraham and confirmed in Isaac and Jacob!
gone away, zuwr, zoor, Hebrew 2114; a primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery :- (come from) another (man, place), fanner, go away, (e-) strange (-r, thing, woman). Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.Our Father has spoken! He has fully warned us of the consequences of forsaking Him and neglecting His laws and statutes. And so it is that our land is becoming increasingly spiritually desolate, a desert full of (spiritually) dry bones (Ezk. 37) where the kenites, that locust army, the strangers in our land, have already devoured us and overthrown us... if you have eyes to see and ears to hear and are familiar with the Four Hidden Dynasties.
You can read those curses yourself so we will just look at a few beginning is verse 42.Deut. 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Again, the locust army that comes against our people are the kenites, the strangers in our land, who have not only consumed the fruit of our land physically, they have consumed away our heritage, which is the knowledge of who we are, i.e. the children of the House of Israel, the so-called lost 10 tribes! If this is new to you, then get a copy of the booklet "The Abrahamic Covenant", by E. Raymond Capt.Deut. 28:42-46 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
Yep, overthrown by strangers (Isaiah 1:7)! The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
Are you familiar with the Hidden Dynasty of the Economy? For example, do you know that the Federal Reserve Banks are privately owned and are NOT part of our federal government? If this is also new to you, then get a copy of the booklet, "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy" also at Artisan. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Thus the Lord has spoken! And so it is that by not holding fast to our Father's laws and statutes we have allowed the stranger, the kenites, Satan own children of darkness, to enter in and overtake us and spiritually desolate us through the power of the Four Hidden Dynasties which are Religion, Economics, Politics, and Education! They control our economy through their manipulation of the money supply, they change and corrupt our laws through politics and liberal judges in our courts, and they not only control the public education system where we send our innocent children to be indoctrinated into humanism and be socially engineered into world citizenry, they feed our people a steady diet of spiritual "garbage" and perversion through their movies, magazines, and the idiot box which runs 24/7 in many homes! The title of each days episode should be "As the World Turns... Away From God!" We need to return to "Father Knows Best" and begin listening to His Word and standing up for what is right! Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded thee:
doctrine of many of our Christian
churches, (The Man on a White Horse)
political direction of our country, (The Man on a Red Horse)
economic direction our country has taken, (The Man on a Black Horse)
and teachings of our schools and media. (The Man on a Pale Horse)
We should have learned from the ensamples of the bondage and captivity of our forefathers, but we have not obeyed our Father's command to "Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation (Joel 1:3)." And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
Isa. 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
That leaves us with not much to say except thank God our Father is merciful and loving in granting us the opportunity to receive salvation through His Savior, Jesus Christ, whom He anointed "to preach the gospel to the poor" and whom He sent "to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised (Isa. 61:1)".
Let us now return to chapter one of Isaiah and learn what else our Father has to say concerning His plan of salvation.
Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
Deut. 29:23-29 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath:
 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:  For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom He had not given unto them:  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
1 Cor. 10:11-12 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standethtake heed lest he fall.
Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
 For He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrah.
Sodom, C*edom, sed-ome', Hebrew 5467; from an unused root meaning to scorch; burnt (i.e. volcanic or bituminous) district; Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea :- Sodom.Gomorrah, `Amorah, am-o-raw', Hebrew 6017; from Hebrew 6014 (`amar); a (ruined) heap; Amorah, a place in Palestine :- Gomorrah.
Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Isaiah 1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Amos 5:4-5 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
Beer-sheba means "well of seven" or even "well of covenant" for it is where Abraham made a covenant with the Philistines not to come against each other. Abraham gave Abimilech seven lambs as a witness to the transaction. Also, "Gilgal shall surely go into captivity" reads "Gilgal galoh yigleh" in Hebrew which is a Paronomasia, a figure of speech, even a play on words, where similar sounding words are repeated. In English we would say, "The Roller, rolling, shall roll away." The point is that this verse is really quite simple in that our Father is telling us that there is no salvation in any of those places, not in a church, not in setting up altars, and not in making covenants. You must seek Him! That is the ONLY way! But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
You can go to church (Bethel) regularly for years and years and more years and still be slaughtered with the majority in the spiritual warfare of these last days. You can set up altars all day and all night, such as at Gilgal, and you can make covenants all the way to Beer-sheba, but unless in these latter days you seek the LORD thy God through His Word, not man's, with all your heart and all your soul, your little old church isn't going to do you a bit of good on that Day when Christ returns! The sad part is that the life giving instructions to Seek Him and obey His Voice, not man's, was given to our people and recorded in His Word long, long ago! Here it is in the Book of Deuteronomy:
Deut. 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.  Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.  Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Pay real close attention to the next verse because our Father tells you what He wants... and it isn't religious ceremonies!
 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Col. 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him:
 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
 For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widowsin their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Rev. 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Isaiah 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.  And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.
 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
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