Buckle up. We've concluded the section on the oracles of the nations. Now we're heading into a new set of chapters, 24-27. Just to give the sense of it, here the section heading in my Ryrie Study Bible: THE FUTURE TRIBULATION AND KINGDOM (ISAIAH'S APOCALYPSE). That's quite a title. Isaiah's Apocalypse sounds like the title to a horror film. Previously, I might have been tempted to skim this section very quickly. But I've learned that, even though these times are often filled with horror, they are actually a time of Hope. God drawing every last soul who will choose Him....continue reading "Isaiah 24, 25, 26, and 27"
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Isaiah 23 (Phoenicia: Tyre, Sidon)
The oracles continue. This final judgement is of Tyre. This is the famous ancient Phoenician city of explorers and mariners. Modern day Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea. As a reminder, they supplied lumber for King Solomon's Temple....continue reading "Isaiah 23 (Phoenicia: Tyre, Sidon)"
Isaiah 21 (Babylon, Edom, Arabia)
Isaiah's next oracle is for Babylon....continue reading "Isaiah 21 (Babylon, Edom, Arabia)"
Isaiah 17 (Damascus [Syria]and Israel)
Isaiah foreseeing judgment against the nations continues with Damascus (Syria). Damascus is the capital city of Aram, also known as Syria....continue reading "Isaiah 17 (Damascus [Syria]and Israel)"
After a long quoted oracle against Babylon and its destruction by other invaders, Isaiah continues his message to the city that symbolizes so much from the past, Isaiah's contemporary events, and all of our futures....continue reading "Isaiah 14"
Micah 7 (Judah; All of Us)
The final chapter....continue reading "Micah 7 (Judah; All of Us)"
Micah 6 (Judah)
Micah starts his book as a general warning of judgement to Judah and Samaria; then he narrows his message of doom to the leaders of the people of Judah. And then we read of the hope in the eventual return of the Messiah. Let's see what Micah has for us next....continue reading "Micah 6 (Judah)"
Micah 5 (Judah)
Micah has brought the bad news of Judah's fall and captivity and the message of its deliverance through a remnant spared by the Lord; but now we're looking forward to the last days when the nations come together to try and crush Israel; but are destroyed by the Lord....continue reading "Micah 5 (Judah)"
Micah 3 (Judah and Israel)
The NASB Ryrie Study Bible adds a subtitle to Chapters 3 and 4 together titled, A Message of Doom and Deliverance....continue reading "Micah 3 (Judah and Israel)"
Isaiah 12 (Millennial Kingdom)
The close of Chapter 11 of Isaiah is a prophesy that the remnant of Israel will pour out of Assyria like a highway, the second exodus. This will be paralleled in the Millennial Kingdom as God calls forth the dispersed Jews to be his Royal Priesthood. Chapter 12 picks up there....continue reading "Isaiah 12 (Millennial Kingdom)"