Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Pete's Commentary on Isaiah 9-14

Pete's Commentary on Isaiah 9-14

Ratings: (0)|Views: 52|Likes:
Published by Peter Goodgame

More info:

Published by: Peter Goodgame on Apr 03, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/03/2011

pdf

text

original

 
Pete¶s Commentary on Isaiah 9-14
Peter Goodgame
www.redmoonrising.com pgoodgame@hawaii.rr.com
 
Isaiah 9-14 is an amazing text for a number of reasons. We know it speaks of theMessiah, but I also believe it speaks of the Antichrist as well. It acts as a bridgebetween Genesis and Revelation by speaking of the Tower of Babel and of end-times Babylon and its king named Helel ben Shakar, or Lucifer Son of the Morning.When we look to the Septuagint (LXX) translation of this passage we find manyclues that allude to the Antichrist, which also appear to cast doubt on the traditionalunderstanding that Lucifer is Satan, as described in Isaiah 14.The passage begins with the famous Messianic prophecy of Isaiah 9,
1. Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In thepast he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future hewill honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan--2. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in theland of the shadow of death a light has dawned.3. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you aspeople rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.4. For as in the day of Midian's defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdensthem, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.5. Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will bedestined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.6. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on hisshoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, EverlastingFather, Prince of Peace.7. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reignon David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justiceand righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty willaccomplish this. (NIV)
Then Isaiah changes the subject radically by turning directly towards Israel in atorrent of accusation. Notice this particular phrase that is repeated FOUR times:
³Y 
et for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.´ 
 
 Isaiah 9:8 ± 10:4,
8. The Lord has sent a message against Jacob; it will fall on Israel.9. All the people will know it-- Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria-- who saywith pride and arrogance of heart,10.
³The bricks are fallen down, but come, let us hew stones, and cut downsycamores and cedars, and let us build for ourselves a tower.´ (LXX)
 11. But the LORD has strengthened Rezin's foes against them and has spurred theirenemies on.12. Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west have devoured Israelwith open mouth.
Y
et for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is stillupraised.
13. But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have theysought the LORD Almighty.14. So the LORD will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch andreed in a single day;15. the elders and prominent men are the head, the prophets who teach lies arethe tail.16. Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are ledastray.17. Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men, nor will he pity thefatherless and widows, for everyone is ungodly and wicked, every mouth speaksvileness.
Y
et for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is stillupraised.
 18. Surely wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns, it sets theforest thickets ablaze, so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke.19. By the wrath of the LORD Almighty the land will be scorched and the people willbe fuel for the fire; no one will spare his brother.20. On the right they will devour, but still be hungry; on the left they will eat, butnot be satisfied. Each will feed on the flesh of his own offspring :21. Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, and Ephraim on Manasseh; together they willturn against Judah.
Y
et for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand isstill upraised.
10:1. Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,2. to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of mypeople, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.3. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? Towhom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?
 
4. Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives or fall among the slain.
Y
etfor all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
(NIV)
Notice that God declares that Israel¶s rebellion has become so extreme that it wasas if they said in the pride and arrogance of their heart, ³Come, let us rebuild theTower of Babel.´ The Tower of Babel is the ultimate symbol of rebellion, andNimrod, also referred to as Asshur in Genesis 10:11, and named as Asshur thebuilder of Babylon in Isaiah 23:13 (KJV), is the ultimate arrogant Rebel who choseto oppose God.Remember now that Isaiah, even as he predicts judgment upon Israel keepssaying,
³
Y
et for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is stillupraised.´
Now in Isaiah 10:5 the prophet continues by explaining how God¶swrath against Israel will culminate in the figure of Asshur. He actually becomes therod of the anger of God, and in his hand he holds the club of God¶s wrath. He is theculmination of God¶s hand that is raised in anger against Israel:
5. "Woe to Asshur, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath!6. I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who angerme, to seize loot and snatch plunder, and to trample them down like mud in thestreets.7. But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind; his purpose is todestroy, to put an end to many nations.8. `Are not my commanders all kings?' he says.9. `
ave I not taken the country above Babylon and Chalanes, where the tower was built? (LXX)
Is not Hamath like Arpad, and Samaria like Damascus?10. As my hand seized the kingdoms of the idols, kingdoms whose images excelledthose of Jerusalem and Samaria--11. shall I not deal with Jerusalem and her images as I dealt with Samaria and heridols?'"12. When the Lord has finished
all his work
against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, hewill say, "I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and thehaughty look in his eyes.13. For he says: "`By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by mywisdom, because I have understanding. I removed the boundaries of nations, Iplundered their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their kings.14. As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations;as men gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries; not one flapped awing, or opened its mouth to chirp.'"15. Does the ax raise itself above him who swings it, or the saw boast against himwho uses it? As if a rod were to wield him who lifts it up, or a club brandish him whois not wood!

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->