18 Month Bible Reading Plan Month 9 Day 18 Isaiah 42 and Isaiah 43

Isaiah 42 Observations

Isaiah 42:1 This reminds me of 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Isaiah 42:2 Messiah’s voice was heard among the Hebrews in the land of Judah, when He came the first time. He did not cry in the way that His forerunner, John. He did not raise a cry in the open market or on the streets to the Romans and other Gentiles.

Isaiah 42:3 Truth is the means by which the bruised reed is not broken, and the smoking flax are repaired and restored.

Isaiah 42:4 Judgment and the law of YAHUAH are connected throughout Scripture.

Isaiah 42:5 Only one Creator. He is YAHUAH Elohim.

Isaiah 42:6 Called in righteousness.

Isaiah 42:6 This is Israel’s divinely-given-by-YAH commission from the beginning. A people who by their obedience to YAH’s Law and thus service to Him, are a “Light of the Gentiles”

The Northern kingdom was conquered by the Assyrians at this point. Were they—dispersed Israel who comingled with the other nations—were they not considered Gentiles and pagans in the eyes of YAHUAH.

gôy    gôy go’ee, go’-ee
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts: – Gentile, heathen, nation, people. Total KJV occurrences: 559

Though their natural bloodline was of Abraham, their minds and hearts were of the devil. Can we logically extend Paul’s words that says:

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the ruach, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Elohim. 

Romans 2:28-29

Paul says that one is not a Jew because of outward appearances, but one is a Jew because of both the inward position of the heart in Messiah and the outward practice of the commandments of YAH.

Can we not say also that one is not a Gentile because of outward appearance and characteristics (skin color; hair texture; natural bloodline), but one is a Gentile because of inward intentions of the heart that manifests in outward practice and participation of things contrary to the commandments (i.e. ancient Gentile festivals dedicated to idols/demons; profaning/ignoring the fourth commandment; eating swine’s flesh, etc.) of YAHUAH.

With that being said, can we conclude that Cain was a Gentile even though he came from the loins of Adam? If this is plausible and YAH considered Cain as a Gentile (offering Him worship that He does not want; breaking the fifth commandment), He did not automatically consider Cain lost with no opportunity to come back to Him. YAH “preached” (proclaimed Truth) to Cain the way back to Him out of Cain’s Gentile state.

And YAHUAH said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 

Genesis 4:6-7

Likewise, today and always, the invitation remains to all Gentiles (inward mindset and outward practice of “Gentileness”) to turn from sin and iniquity and to be grafted into the true vine, Messiah YAHUSHA.

By the way, could we also conclude that Esau turned to Gentileness (by his practices) even though he came from the loins of Isaac and the womb of Rebekeh? This observation of Esau fits with the words of Paul in Romans 2:28-29. His Gentile actions and ways marked him as a Gentile in the eyes of YAH. In accordance with the merciful way of YAHUAH, I can assuredly say that YAH visited him in some way and showed him how to get back on the path of righteousness before it was too late for him.

This is speculation. Perhaps his own mother, Rebekah, tried to talk sense into him, but he refused her counsel. As his mother, perhaps she observed and noticed that Esau was fond of hanging out with the Gentile inhabitants of the area they resided. Therefore, she knew she and Isaac were doomed if Esau received the birthright of the firstborn son.

So, in the name of self-preservation (which YAH ultimately used for His purposes), and not simply as being a trickster like her brother, Laban, she plotted as she did to get the blessing of the first born for Jacob, who probably heeded the counsel of his wise mother all along. Perhaps also, this is why Rebekah favored Jacob over Esau. Of course, again, Scripture does not tell us any of this. This is just speculation into human nature on my part.

Isaiah 42:6-7 The Law of YAH is light. Walking in His righteous law of light opens spiritually blind eyes, brings out prisoners from prisons with no bars and brings into the light.

Isaiah 42:8 I am YAHUAH. That is my name. Notice that he said, name, not title.

Isaiah 42:8 not to another deity (little d).

Isaiah 42:8 “my praise”—Notice that He said, “my.” The praises we give to YAH are not even our praises in the first place. Hmmm. If this is true, then we must be very circumspect about who or what we offer praise to. Praise is serious spiritual business that renders great ramifications in our natural existence. If the very breath that we breathe is on loan from YAH who breathed into mankind, with Adam being our progenitor.

Then it stands to reason that when we praise YAHUAH, we are literally giving back to Him His breath which He gladly replenishes in us through the wonderfully, intimately created systems in our bodies. All that we are belong to Him. Therefore, when we shout and praise in utter adulation of the idols of this world (animate and/or inanimate), are we giving YAH’s glory—His praise—His breath—to another? Hmmm.

Isaiah 42:9 I once heard a prophet speak this powerful truth: When prophecy (true prophecy) is not esteemed amongst a people (including gatekeeping leaders—my note), then the people go into bondage and are destroyed. Verse 9 is speaking of prophecy (the office and/or prophetic anointing for a specific word from YAH). It would be interesting to look in Scripture to see the new ways of deliverances that YAH brought to His covenantal people and how many of the manifestations of His great and mighty power were preceded by specific prophetic words spoken by His servants. Then it would be interesting to ponder the inevitable outcome if those prophetic words/instructions had no been spoken.

Isaiah 42:10-12 “Sing unto YAHUAH a new song…” Give YAHUAH’s breath to Him in a new song. See 42:8 observation.

Isaiah 42:13-16 Deliverance preceded praises (10-12).

Isaiah 42:17 In YAHUAH alone do we trust.

Isaiah 42:18-20 This reminds me of Messiah’s referencing Isaiah’s words. “Well said Esaias of this generation.”

Isaiah 42:23 Not just hear—“Who among you will give ear to this? But hearken and hear—“Who will hearken and hear for the time to come?”

Isaiah 42:24 Here is the issue again—YAHUAH’S Law. Also, here again is the connection between sin and not hearing and hearkening to YAH’s Law (1 John 3:4).

Isaiah 42:25 Even in judgment, they still did not make the connection between their calamity and the cauldron of judgment from YAH. This does not stop us from praying that this connection is made. Otherwise, the need for salvation/deliverance will never be realized in individual(s) and so the seeking of truth will never commence.

Disclaimer

Please, please comment below if you see ANYTHING that is contrary to Scripture that I have presented in these Scripture Observations. I want Truth and when I see that I have made a mistake, I want to correct that. No chips on my shoulders here.

I also ask one thing, though. Please, please present your thoughts in the context of two or three Scripture references, not just one (see Deuteronomy 17:6; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1). One verse (especially one verse out of context) will not be received as evidence. I am just not one to interpret Scripture or accept other’s interpretation of Scripture apart from the written Word of YAH found in the whole counsel of His written Word.

I try my best to limit the use of the precursor words of “I think” or “I believe” without Scripture to back up my “I thinks” and “I believes.” Not only on this site, but be on the lookout anywhere else for excessive “I think” and “I believe” statements presented as Truth, with no Scriptural evidence to back up the statements.

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