Saturday, March 15, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 58 Tuesday

Isaiah 17:1-18:7

Isaiah received prophecies against Damascus.

Does God issue any commands?

  • God commands all to take note when the ensign is upon the mountain and the trumpet is sounded. (18:3)

Does God make any promises?

  • The city of Damascus would be ruined.
  • The cities of Aroer would become keeps for flocks.
  • There would be crops and fruits left unharvested because of the haste of the harvesters.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • Jesus is the Holy One of Israel that men would respect as they turned away from their idols. 17:7
  • We are told in the New Testament that Jesus is the vine. In this passage, 18:5, that God will prune the unfruitful branches.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Marching armies sound like the rush of the seas. God shall rebuke them and defeat them quickly. (Compare 17:12-14 with the final battle in Revelation.)
  • All the inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth will behold the ensign on the mountains and the sound of the trumpet. (Compare 18:3-5 with end time events of Revelation, including the analogy of grape harvest.)
  • Offerings will be brought to the Lord upon Mount Zion. 18:7

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