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The second half of the book of Isaiah ch. 40-66 explained with illustrations
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This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought of the second half of the book of Isaiah ch. 40-66.

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Tim Mackie is a Pastor of Door of Hope church and a Professor at Western Seminary – timmackie.com

 

35 thoughts on “Read Scripture: Isaiah 40-66

    • Jason Harrison Yes I don’t understand how an atheist is an atheist, when we have proof of GOD being all knowing in the bible, The 300+ prophecies of Jesus in the old testament Is more than enough proof that, these writers were 100% prophets of god.

  1. Whenever I read the book of Isaiah I always have the feelings that God spooked not only to the Jews but also to us in the present for example:
    Isaiah 30:1-Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin.
    I feel like his talking also to us, I do not maybe is just me…..

    • +jennifer burnleu I know how you feel. I also been born in a type of religious then I meet different people from other cults and in a way they opened my eyes to read the bible. After I started reading it I saw that even they were following rules thinking that was what God wanted. Now I am on my way with Jesus beside me teaching me the true and I am so grateful 🙂

    • +kissofarose100 Thank you for sharing a little of your experience. Once I was out of the cult, I got into my Bible so much deeper, and then God had people of different beliefs cross my path, and so I would look at those beliefs to see how they lined up with the Word. This helped me to more solidly understand what I believed and why. And that it all basically boiled down to, is having a living faith in Jesus Christ of the Bible or having faith in ourselves (good works, and extra-Biblical revelations). I am grateful, since I was exposed all kinds of heresies in the cult, I can recognize them when I see them in the Church. The Lord sometimes opens up doors for me warn others. So what Satan meant for evil God is using for good! It seems those who come out of a false system are more zealous for the Word of God because they know what they’ve been saved from. (Unfortunately many go from one cult to another, or end up lumping Jesus with all the falsehoods and leave God completely). Anyway, sorry so long. I was just encouraged to hear that you appreciate the Word when so many are taking it for granted (as I previously did), and that you did not turn your back on God, when you realized your grew up in a false religion.

    • I thank God for guiding me on the right path and thank you for your words, I am very happy that I found people who are returning to God despite being in different religious. In my life some people are in the religious I was born and they think I am a non believer just because I believe only in Jesus and I do not favor any human religion and then there are the people who like the world more then Jesus word. I now know that out there are also people who puts Jesus in the first place and this gives me strength to continue my battle against Satan with Jesus beside me. Thank you very much! God bless you!

    • I like your example of testing by different beliefs. I was challenged by various faiths and it challenged me on a few topics. God was pointing out that I needed to further explore things like body soul and spirit. He used the enemy to equip me with regards to areas I needed to grow.  These videos really focus me on areas I need to study. Not the same thing but I will grow through all means possible.

  2. Isaiah 66: 24
    24″Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind.”

    I just finished reading the book of Isaiah and realized that God did not change at all. New testament, Old testament, same God and the same hatred for sin (I used to have this misconception that God lightened up after they cross and resurrection of Jesus but that’s not the case). But this last verse stood out because the last chapter talks about the new Jerusalem, the one also spoken about in Revelation. In that new city, we who are all saved by Grace and live according to God’s calling will be able to look at those who did not listen to the counsel of God and heed his commandment to call upon Jesus Christ and be saved.
    Even though I’m saved, that is a terrifying thought. We need to spread the gospel more because that means for all of Eternity, they would be reminded of what they could’ve had if only they listened. Oh God have mercy.

  3. 5:20 is completely wrong. You are injecting your beliefs in to the text. Nowhere does it say “a sacrifice for sin”. It says asham. This is a disingenuous presentation.

  4. Of all the Old Testament Prophets, i trust Isaiah the most – he’s ace, true servant of universal intelligence. Was it by error or buy intention, that until the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Isaiah’s scripture was corrupted by the changing of just the odd word? i.e. He said on behalf of Jah “Give Justice to the fatherless child”. The word ‘justice’ was for centuries, altered to “judgement” and the fatherless children were judged “illegitimate”/illegal. Justice to fatherless child would equate to giving that child, all that a good father would give. Judging that child ‘illegal’ meant the child had no rights or access to paternal care & guidance or inheritance. It’s no wonder this world is so bad when a child has been commonly judged as being born a criminal of life. Only a criminal consciousous would do it – not surprising that Jesus told us “Our father who is in heaven”, certainly, he’s not been welcome here on Earth because no truly human male could turn his back on the little children. This world thinks it’s a patriarchy but it’s not, it’s just a deceptive, oligarchy.

  5. dont forget the passages that say that the torahless will be judged and that the new jerusalem will be ruled with the laws of the Torah
    Torah is still for today
    so better learn it now because it will be in the new Jerusalem as well

  6. First of all, thank you! Your videos have changed the way I study the bible. In this video you give us two possibilities for the author of the second part of the book. Not that it matters much, but does the style of the writer give us an idea if it was Isaiah or someone else? If his disciples wrote the second part, there is a chance the literary style maybe be a bit different in Hebrew. Just curious…

  7. I found some really interesting stuff as well in the book “Asimov’s Guide to the Bible”. It’s purely a book explaining the historical significance of the Bible and what happened in each book, so it isn’t a book based on religious bias, but as a Christian person I found it really helpful to look a the Bible from a historical perspective. I’ve always found that by looking at the books of the Bible this, it becomes less like a ‘story’ and more of something that really happened, drawing me closer to what God is saying in the process. It’s old, so it might be hard to find, but I just wanted to mention it since it actually helped me with my studies of the book of Isaiah.

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