Segment 2, Part 3: The Hebrew Scriptures: God’s Blueprint For The Redeemer

Segment 2, Part 3: The Hebrew Scriptures: God’s Blueprint For The Redeemer


Ok, here we go. Part 3 of The Hebrew Scriptures – God’s
Blueprint for the Redeemer. We’re turning to 2 Samuel 7. If you’re not familiar with the Bible, it’s
right after 1 Samuel. 2 Samuel Chapter 7. We’re going to read some of the many, many
verses in the Hebrew scriptures about David. King David. Most people, even if they’ve not read the
Bible, are familiar with certain elements of the David story. At least, when he got together with Bathsheba,
which he shouldn’t have, but there’s a lot more to David’s life. Actually, he is one of the most renowned figures
in scripture, and scripture sums up his life as being a man after God’s own heart, and
so he is also one of the focal people with whom Jesus was to identify, and so we’re
going to read this key section here in 2 Samuel, Chapter 7. And it’s near the end of David’s life,
and Nathan, the prophet, is speaking to him. Nathan is the same man who nailed him about
Bathsheba and murdering her husband, Uriah, which was an exceptionally grievous sin. And so, 2 Samuel, as we continue to remember
that Jesus read these verses. Verse 12 – And when your days be fulfilled,
you will sleep with your fathers. Notice it says you will sleep with your fathers. In the Bible, death is called sleep throughout
the Old Testament, the Hebrew scriptures, the four Gospels and the Church epistles. And here’s a book, a hundred pages, that
I was privileged to be a part of writing; it’s called, Is There Death After Life. The answer is yes. People talk about life after death, but this
reverses the question, because most Christians are taught, no, there is no such thing as
death after life. Death just takes you to another dimension
of life. Well that is not at all what the Bible says,
and here is an example of that. So, let’s keep going here. Once again, in One Day With The Creator, we
exposit that truth in great detail, and it is a vital truth that very few Christians
seem to understand. So, you’re going to sleep with your fathers,
and I’m going to set up your seed after you, who shall proceed out of your bowels,
and I will establish his kingdom. Now, Solomon is in view in this verse in a
contemporary sense, but Jesus is in view down the road prophetically. He shall build a house for my name. We know it was Solomon who built the magnificent
temple, but it will be Jesus who will build the new temple, so to speak. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom
forever in the succession of the bloodline of David. Verse 14, I will be his father and he will
be my son. Now this obviously is talking specifically about Solomon. That’s how you determine whether something
is applicable back then or if it’s a future application. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him
with the rod of men and with the stripes of the children of men, but my mercy will not
depart away from him as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you. And your house and your kingdom will be established
forever before thee. Your throne shall be established forever. According to all these words and according
to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David. Then, look what David did. He got this word from the Lord, and he went
in and he sat before the Lord. Jesus did a lot of that, didn’t he? He got up very early many mornings, and he
went and was out by himself, sitting before the Lord. I recommend that you make that a habit in
your life. So he sat before Yahweh, and he was blown
away, and he said, Holy smoke, are you kidding me? Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house
that you brought me to this point? And this was yet a small thing in your sight,
O Lord God. But you spoke also of your servant’s house
for a great while to come. And then, it’s a question – Is this the
law of the man, O Lord God? He’s talking about looking down the road
to the Messiah. And what can David say more unto you, for
you Lord God know your servant. For your Word’s sake and according to thine
own heart have you done all these great things to make your servant know them. So, he’s seeing that the one who’s going
come from his loins is going to be the Lord overall, and he’s blown away by that. Verse 22. Wherefore, you are great, O Yahweh Elohim,
for there’s none like you; neither is there any god beside you according to all that we
have heard with our ears. And what one nation in the earth is like your
people; even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people for himself and to make
him a name. We’ll be talking more about the name of
God, which Jesus inherited. The name in which you and I can go forth in
this dark world and count on to back us up and make things happen before your people,
who you redeemed to yourself from Egypt and from the nations, and their gods. For you have confirmed to yourself your people
Israel to be a people unto you forever, and you, Lord, have become their God. Once again, Jesus was becoming fully aware
that if he did not go the distance, none of these things would come to pass, and all of
these precious people would have lived and died in vain. Verse 25. And now, O Yahweh Elohim, the Word that you
have spoken concerning your servant, concerning his house, establish it forever and do as
you have said. And let your name be magnified forever, saying,
The Lord of Hosts is God over Israel, and let the house of your servant David be established
before thee. We’re going to go to the Book of Psalms,
and we’re going to Psalms 2. We’ll be seeing sections in a number of
Psalms in this part of the class. Psalm 2 is a fabulous record. It’s short and sweet. Verse 1 – Why do the heathen rage – we’ll
set the context for this as we go – and the people imagine a vain thing. What’s it talking about. It’s talking about the future, and once
we get to The Chart, we will see the timetable when the Lord Jesus Christ comes back and
lands on the Mount of Olives, which we’re going to read about, once we get to The Chart. We’re going to see the timetable about the
Lord’s coming back to the earth to Israel. We’re going to read about it coming up in
this segment when we get to Zechariah, Chapter 14, but that’ll be awhile; we got a lot
of great verses between now and then. And when the Lord comes back to the earth
to Israel, there’s going to be a bunch of wicked creeps running the place. And they’re not going to give up their territory
willing, so he’s going to have to smoke ‘em. That’s who we’re talking about here. The kings of the earth set themselves, and
the rulers take council together against Yahweh and against his anointed. One plus one is two. There’s God and a prophetic reference to
Christ coming back to set up his millennial kingdom. And these dudes say, Let’s break their bands
asunder and cast away their cords from us. They’re not taking our territory. Verse 4. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh. Hah! The Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in their wrath,
and vex them in his sore displeasure. And then it says, I’ll tell you who’s
going to run the place, boys. Verse 6. I’m going to set – now look, it’s a
past tense speaking of a future event. It’s a figure of speech called heterosis
of tense, where you put something in a past tense to emphasize the certainty of the outcome
in the future. Yet have I set – Jesus is reading this,
knowing that he’s the one it’s talking about – I set my king upon my holy hill
of Zion. I will declare the decree. Yahweh said unto me, You are my son. This day have I begotten you. It’s not talking about the manger, the birth
of Christ. That would make absolutely no sense in the
context. It’s talking about the resurrection of Christ
– that which was prophesized in Genesis 3:15, that he would recover from his heal
being bruised, and it’s interesting in the ancient near-East, the relationship between
a great king and one of his subject kings who ruled by his authority, like Pharaoh and
Joseph, and owed him allegiance was expressed not only by Lord and Servant but also by Father
and Son, and so what we have in view here is the resurrection. Now, there’s a giant gap – see that eight,
that number eight sitting there – whoa, that’s a big gap between the resurrection
and what’s happening in the next verse. Hey Jesus, now you’re up from the dead. What do you wanna do? Wanna be king of the world, like I promised
you – that’s Verse 8, look at it Ask of me, and I will give you the heathen
for your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron if
they ever get out of line, and this is what he’s going to do when he first shows up
because they’re in his territory. You know what, just thought of this. It’s kind of like when God was working with
the people of Israel during their sojourn after then came into the Promised Land, and
so forth – he never told them to hurt anybody that didn’t attack them first, but when
they attacked them, grrrrr; he nailed them. Same thing here. All these guys had to do was say, We get it. You’re the Lord. Ok, you can have my territory; but, no, they’re
not going to do that. So you’re going to break them with a rod
of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Verse 10. Be wise now, therefore, you kings; be instructed,
you judges of the earth. Serve Yahweh with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the son lest he be angry, and you perish
from the way when his wrath is kindled but a little. Don’t hack him off. Blessed are all they who put their trust in
him. Let’s go to Psalm 16. That’s a great Psalm to Jesus If you wanna talk about the new birth of Jesus
– you know, it’s just an analogy – but it was the resurrection, that he was raised
to newness of life. So, Psalm 16 is one of the few verses that
specifically prophesies of the resurrection, so let’s read it. Preserve me, O God, for in you do I put my
trust. O my soul, you have said unto Yahweh, You
are my Lord. My goodness extends not to thee. The NIV does a lot better job in many places
in the Hebrew Scriptures, and it says, Apart from you, I have no good thing. So, I like to read the NIV, especially in
the Old Testament, but Verse 3 – But to the saints that are in the earth and to the
excellent in whom is all my delight. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten
after another god. Their drink offerings of blood will I not
offer, nor take up their names into my lips. Yahweh is the portion of my inheritance and
of my cup. Now David wrote this, but again, a lot of
what he wrote has a prophetic aspect to it, pointing to the one from the house of David
and so forth. Verse 6 – The line – meaning the boundary
lines – have fallen unto me in pleasant places. It’s talking about Ezekiel 45 and following,
when the Lord comes to establish the Millennial Kingdom on the earth, he will get land in
the Promised Land, along with the twelve tribes. That’s what it’s talking about. Yea, I have a godly heritage. Verse 7. I will bless Yahweh, who hath given me council. King James says, My reins, but the Hebrew
word refers to the kidneys – My kidneys will instruct me in the night season. It’s talking about the purifying organs
of the body, that God would purify our hearts as we look to him. These people looked to him. Verse 8. Now watch this one. See if this sounds familiar, cause it’s
quoted in the Book of Acts and so forth. Verse 8 – I have set Yahweh always before
me, because he is at my right hand, I will not be moved. Therefore, my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
my flesh also shall rest in hope, for you will not leave my soul in Sheol. The word hell is not in modern versions because
people realize it’s a horrible translation of the Greek word that refers to the place
of the dead – the grave. Gravedom is a word that we use in this book,
Is There Death After Life. And so, that’s the verse right here. You will not leave my soul means my life,
my being. There’s no separate part of a person called
the soul. Not in the Bible; in pagan mythology, absolutely,
but not in the Bible – some incorporeal part of you that lives on after you die. No way, it doesn’t say that. If it did, resurrection would be superfluous. That’s why the enemy introduced that lie
– to minimize the glory of resurrection. And so, you will not leave my soul, my life,
my being in the grave; neither will you suffer, allow, your holy one to see corruption. Was this a refreshing, encouraging verse for
Jesus to read; this psalm, to understand? Think about it. He was called to die by trusting in the written
Word, with the promise that God would raise him from the dead. That’s a lot of faith, and it’s all of these
things that we’re reading that comprised the foundation of Jesus’s faith to do what
he did. Verse 11 – You will show me the path of
life; in your presence is the fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures
for evermore. Psalm 22. I really unpack this in One Day With The Creator,
but I’ll give it a shot here also. It’s just so magnificent. Psalm 22 – My God, my God, why have you
forsaken me. The very beginning words, and then, It is
finished is the proper translation of the very last words, the last phrase, of Psalm
22. It is one of the absolute key sections that
Jesus read to understand that, if he would lay down his life, God would not only raise
him from the dead but fulfill all of the other promises to him that we’ve been reading
about and will continue to read. And so, the first twenty verses, the first
twenty-one verses, talk about the suffering of Christ when he was hanging on the cross,
and it looked like he was totally forsaken; cause remember he had been forsaken by most
all of those who had followed him up until that point. And I exposit this, word-by-word, in One Day
With The Creator, and I don’t think I have time to get it in this session, but it is about
the suffering and the glory. The first twenty-one verses are about the
suffering of the Messiah and how they crucified him. He was a worm, it says in Verse 6, meaning
he was covered with blood. It’s a word from which, it’s a worm they
get red dye. He was completely covered with blood. The bulls of Bashan – Verse 12 – the strongest
cows Israel, referring to the leaders, the government and religious leaders of Israel
who crucified him, the Pharisees. They parted his garments and cast lots, and
he cries out for deliverance. And then, it changes in Verse 22 – I will
declare your name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise you. And that’s where it begins talking about
the glory of the Messiah after his resurrection. So God did not forsake Jesus. It says it right there in Verse 24. He has not despised or abhorred the affliction
of the afflicted, neither has he hid his face from him, but when he cried unto him, He,
God, heard. And so, it talks about a people that, in Verse
31, let’s go to 30, a seed shall serve him, just like we’ve been reading. It shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come and declare his righteousness
unto a people that shall be born that he has done – this is in italics. It is finished. You can see the third-person singular pronoun. It is finished. And those are the verses that Jesus cried
out from the cross. What was he doing? With his dying breath, he was reaching out
one more time to Israel, to God’s people, the people who were murdering him and saying,
How plain can it get? They’ve parted my garments and cast lots. And they all knew this psalm. And when he quoted the first and last phrases,
like you’re hear your favorite musical song, you know all the words in between, and that’s
the way it was with these people. And Jesus was pleading with them one more
time to recognize that he was the promised Messiah from Genesis to Malachi. So we’re going to go to Psalm 45, Verse
1, and see some more prophetic references to Christ and what he would achieve. In Psalm 45 – in my Bible, the note says,
The King’s marriage, so that would be very pertinent to Israel being the Bride of Christ. That’s another thing we can maybe exposit
when we get to the chart – the Church of the Body of Christ is not the Bride of Christ. I know many people think that. No. Israel’s the Bride. We’ll see that in Ezekiel and all over the
Old Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures. Israel is the Bride, because the Bride and
the Bride Groom were separate. The Church is one – the head and the body. Oneness is closer than two-ness. Ok? Verse 1 – My heart is indicting – it should
be translated, My heart is bubbling up about a good matter. The NIV says, stirred by a noble theme. I speak of the things which I have made concerning
the King. My tongue is like a pen of a ready, or knowledgeable
writer – let me tell you about this coming king. You are fairer than the children of men. Grace is poured into your lips. Therefore God has blessed you forever. Gird your sword upon thy side, O most mighty. The word most mighty is Gibor. It’s translated, hero, in some versions. And mighty hero, and this is talking about
Jesus Christ, the mighty hero. Now, even for you and me, if we’re given
a job to do and people are counting on us, it’s kind of motivating that you could be
somebody’s hero, so to speak; someone that would do good for them and bring them blessings,
and it helps you to go through a tough time to pull that off for something like that. And so, as I like to say, we wanna win one
for the Gibor. Ok. That’s an old movie reference – Win one
for the Gipper. Well, this is the Gibor. Ok? Verse 4. We just read Psalm 2. When Jesus comes back to the earth to Israel,
he’s coming as the Lion of Judah with a sword. Why? Cause he’s going to have to win a battle
to clean up the place. There’s no peace without war in the future. Verse 4 – And in your majesty ride prosperously,
victoriously, because of truth and meekness, or humility, and righteousness. That’s a good combination. Truth, humility and righteousness. And your right hand shall teach you terrible, awesome, things. Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the
king’s enemies, whereby the people fall under you. Your throne, O – aw, darn it, they put a
capital G. Come on. Small g. We’ve already had that. Your throne, O god, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter. You loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God – we’re going
to read this quoted in Hebrews, Chapter 1. The God of Jesus Christ, the God and Father
of Jesus Christ, is the one true God. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness above your fellows. Ok? We’ll stop there. Go to Psalm 80. All of these things are building Jesus’s
perspective about his life – in his first coming and his next coming. We’re going to Psalm 80: 14 – and it says,
Return we – Israel, Israel, Israel, who has been, oh golly, out to lunch in horrible
ways; all the way through the Hebrew Scriptures, constantly worshipping other gods, and turning
way from God and his calling of them as a kingdom of priests that were supposed to bring
life to the world. So it’s like, Once more, is the text, return,
we beseech you, O God of hosts; once more, look down from heaven and behold and visit
this vine. And the vineyard which your right hand has
planted, and the branch – we’re going to see Jesus referred to as the Branch that
sprung up – that you have made strong for yourself. In some version, this reads, The son of man
whom you have made strong for yourself. It is burnt with fire, it’s cut down; they
perish at the rebuke of your countenance. Let your hand be upon the man of your right
hand. What a great verse. A lot of these things are kind of buried. I mean, there’s a lot of verses in the Hebrew
Scriptures, and it takes a while to get through them, and I’m trying to point out some of
the highlights. Let your hand be upon the man of your right
hand – the right-hand man – upon the son of man whom you’ve made strong for yourself. How? Raised him from the dead. So, will not we go back from you; quicken
us and we will call upon your name. Turn us again, O Yahweh, God of hosts; cause
your face to shine and we shall be saved. Well, it is going to happen. Psalm 102 – we’re heading to the right
through the book of Psalms. Psalm 102, and here’s another section that
is quoted in Hebrews, which we will see; I believe it Hebrews, Chapter 1. And it’s a messianic prophecy, starting in
verse 12, that Jesus picked up on, and it’s talking about, you know, people are going
to fade away like grass and so forth, but you , O Yahweh, will endure forever; and when
we get to Hebrews 1, I’ll explain the way in which the language of their culture allowed
for the son of the king to carry on his work, for what is said about the father to be transferred
to the son; carrying out the will of the father. And so it says, 13, You will arise and have
compassion upon Zion, for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, is come. God has not forsaken his people, Israel. For your servants take pleasure in her stones,
and favor the dust thereof – in other words, the buildings are going to be restored. So the heathen, the nations, will fear the
name of Yahweh – they certainly didn’t in the Old Testament; they just tried to crush
Israel constantly. Not going to be that way when Jesus is living
in the Promised Land and Israel is the crown jewel of the earth. 16. When Yahweh will build up Zion, he will appear
in his glory. He will regard the prayer of the destitute
and not despise their prayer. This shall be written for the generation to
come, and the people not yet created, the new Israel, the resurrected Israel, shall
praise the Lord. For he has looked down from the height of
his sanctuary from heaven. Way up there. Did the Lord behold the earth from heaven? Did the Lord behold the earth to hear the
groaning of the prisoner, to loose those who are appointed to death? Jesus was getting the picture. It was he who was going to do this, to declare
the name of Yahweh in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem, when the people are gathered
together and the kingdoms to serve Yahweh. That’s in the Millennial Kingdom, when Jesus
is ruling the earth. He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened
my days – Old Testament, Hebrew Scripture language for God being responsible. Jesus is the one who freely chose to suffer
and die – that’s the literal truth of it. I said, O my God, take me not away in the
midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations,
for of old, you have laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of
your hands. They will perish, but you will endure. Yea, all of them will wax old – will grow
old – like a garment. These are quoted in Hebrews right here in
these verses, and as a vesture you will change them, and they will be changed. There will be a new earth. This one is wearing out. If you listen closely, you can hear it wheezing
and coughing. Verse 27 – But you are the same and your
years shall have no end. The children of your servant shall continue,
and their seed shall be established before you. Let’s go to Psalm 110. Here’s a very interesting psalm. Psalm 110. There are 18 places in what we call the New
Testament where a section from Psalm 110 is quoted, and like Psalm 2, it is referred to
as a coronation psalm. And so we’ll read it. Yahweh said to my Lord – one plus one … two. You got two here. Look. Yahweh said to my Lord, have a seat at my
right hand. We’ve already about that. Right? After his resurrection, ascension, exaltation,
he’s the right hand man. Until I make your enemies your footstool. They had a little more time to wreak havoc
upon the earth. Yahweh shall send the rod of your strength
out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies. Your people – it’s really talking about
troops, like an army – shall be willing in the day of battle in the beauties of holiness
in the womb of the morning , thou hast the dew of your youth. You know what, in God’s sight, it’s a
very good thing to destroy wickedness and evil. Sure it is. Golly, none of us want to deal with people
like that. Verse 4 – Yahweh has sworn, in accordance
with his sworn covenant – that’s what this is talking about, because he swore to
maintain David’s royal line forever, and so forth – Yahweh has sworn and will not
repent. You are a priest forever after the order of
Melchizedek. We’ll talk a little more about that when
we unpack a little bit of the book of Hebrews, or the letter to the Hebrews. The Lord at thy right hand shall crush kings
in the day of his wrath. You see the dynamic duo – God and Christ. He shall judge among the heathen; he will
fill the places with dead bodies; he will crush the heads of many countries. Those are the kings that are saying, You’re
not going to take my territory. I think we will. Verse 7 – He will drink of the brook in
the way; therefore, shall he lift up his head. Pslam 118, our last stop in the book of Psalms
for now. And then we’ll read a few sections from
Isaiah and we’ll close this part of this segment. And so we got Psalm 118; Psalm 119 is a very
long one. You can easily find that one. Psalm 118 – I finally got it. Here we go. Verse 15 – The voice of rejoicing in salvation
is in the tabernacles of the righteous – talking about the future. Look at the next part – The right hand of
Yahweh does valiantly. There’s some phrase somewhere in the Hebrew
Scriptures, talks about being valiant for the truth. Jesus is the truth, and he’s valiant. Verse 17, one of my favorite verses – I
will not die but live and declare the works of Yahweh. Yahweh has chastened me sore, but he has not
given me over unto death. Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will
go in to them and I will praise Yahweh. This gate of Yahweh into which the righteous
will enter, I will praise thee; for you have heard me and have become my salvation. Look at the next verse; it’s also quoted,
referred to in the Church epistles – The stone that the builders refused is become
the headstone of the corner – in other words, the corner stone. And it’s talking about the coming redeemer,
upon whom all of the plan of salvation would be built. This is Yahweh’s doing; it is marvelous
in our eyes. This is the day – now you hear this verse
quoted quite a bit, but it’s talking about the future. Fine to say it in the morning when you wake
up, your stinking alarm goes off, blasting through your through dreamy revelry, and you
start just automatic, This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice – that’s
good, but it’s talking about the future day when God sends his son to straighten out
the mess. This is the day which Yahweh has made; we
will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech you, O Yahweh. Send thou prosperity; blessed is he that comes
in the name of Yahweh. We have blessed you out of the house of Yahweh. God is Yahweh, who has showed us light. Bind this sacrifice with cords, even unto
to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will praise you; you
are my God, I will exalt you. O give thanks unto Yahweh, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever. Jesus understood these verses. We’re going to go onto Isaiah, Chapter 2,
and we’ll see some verses that indicate what Jesus Christ is going to do; what he’s
going to make available in the future; how he’s going to radically change this sick,
twisted world in which we live and make it something wonderful. And so we have Isaiah 2:1 to 4 – The word,
the son of Amos, saw concerning who? Judah and Jerusalem. Israel, not Christians. Nobody knew a thing about Christians back
then. It shall come to pass in the last days that the
mountain of Yahweh’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be
exalted above the hills. And all the nations will flow into it. Israel will be the crown jewel, and people are
going to have to go there to worship. We’ll see that as we go along. Verse 3 – And many people shall go and say,
Yo, you wanna go up to the mountain of Yahweh to the house of the God of Jacob. Let’s go. He will teach us his ways and we will walk
in his paths, for out of Zion will go forth the law. That was what was supposed to happen in the
previous years of Israel. It was supposed to be a kingdom of priests
to the world to give light to the world, but they took the choke. Verse 4 – And he – Jesus knew it was going
to be him – he shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people. They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation;
neither shall they learn war any more. Hey, go to Chapter 9 – that’s a pretty
good world, right? No war. How many wars are going on today? A bunch, Ok? Maybe in your neighborhood, I don’t know. Isaiah, Chapter 9, Verse 2 – talking about
Israel. Verse 1 – Israel’s past was really bad,
but the future looks good. In Verse 1, in the English Standard – But
in the latter time he made his people glorious and so forth. And so, Verse 2 – The people that walked
in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death
upon them has the light shined. You have multiplied the nation and not increased
the joy. Their joy before you according to the joy in harvest,
and as men rejoice when the divide the spoil, for you have broken the yoke of his burden,
and the staff of his shoulder – this is future regarding God’s deliverance of the
people of Israel whom he chose and whom Jesus would work for to bring these things to pass. Verse 5 – Every battle of the warrior is
with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood, but this shall be with burning and
fuel of fire. In other words, you been getting walked on,
but now you’re going to do the walking. Why? Verse 6 – Merry Christmas – For unto us,
a child is born; unto us a son is given. It’s this son who will turn the tide for
Israel. And the government will be on his shoulder. He’s going to be the king; it’s going
to be a theocracy, and perfect justice. And his name shall be called wonderful counselor,
the mighty small-g – it’s the same word, Gibor – the might hero, the everlasting
father, the prince of peace. And of the increase of his government, and
peace there shall be no end upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom. To order it, to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform
this. Jesus is referred to by a raft of titles and
phrases, many of which we’re going to put in your syllabus for you. But here’s one – The Zeal of the Lord
of Hosts. Remember when he cleansed the temple – he
was zealous for the things of God. Chapter 11 of Isaiah – Chapter 11, Verse
1 – Once again, it’s talking about, There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of
Jesse and a branch – it’s talking about Jesus Christ, and then it goes on down – he’s going to judge the earth with wisdom and righteousness, and so forth. And then look at, Verse 6, because there’s
going to be peace on earth. And by the way, in the Millennial Kingdom,
all the animals will be vegetarians, like they were before the flood. We’re in Isaiah, Chapter 11, and it says
in Verse 6 – The wolf also will lie down, will dwell with the lamb; the leopard with
the kid; the calf, the young lion, the fatling together, and the little child will lead them. These are very famous verses. The cow and the bear are going to work together. Verse 8 – a little boy can play with poison
snakes; they won’t hurt him. There’ll be no danger. Why? Verse 10 – Cause in that day there shall be
a root of Jesse which shall stand for an ensign, a standard to rally around for the people. To it shall the Gentiles seek, and his rest
shall be glorious. Let’s go to Chapter 50, next to the last
stop in Isaiah. Isaiah 50, just a very interesting section. Isaiah, Chapter 50 – a little bit maybe harder
maybe for Jesus to swallow, as he was reading about his prophetic future. And so we have Isaiah, Chapter 50, Verse 4
– The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned – he’ll do the same thing
for you as you hide the Word in your heart – That I should know how to speak a word
in season to him that is weary. He wakens morning by morning. He wakens my ear to hear as the learned. That’s a good one to remember in the morning. Yahweh Elohim has opened my ear, and I was
not rebellious, neither turned away back. Watch this. Verse 6 – I gave my back to the smiters
and my cheek to them that plucked off my beard, is the text. They ripped his beard out, beat him so his
back was like hamburger. I hid not my face from shame – it’s mocking
and spitting. Verse 7 – This is what he had to look forward
to. But look, Verse 7 – For the Lord God will
help me; therefore shall I not be confounded. I love this phrase. Therefore I have set my face like a flint,
and I know that I will not be ashamed. I am going to walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, and God will bring me through. He is near that justifies me. Who will contend with me? Come on down; let’s stand together; who
is my adversary? Come on. Verse 9 – Behold, the Lord God will help
me. Who is he that will condemn me? They all will wax old like a garment, a moth
is going to eat em up. Who among you that fears the Lord, that obeys
the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name Yahweh and stay
upon his God. Last verse – Behold, you that kindle fire,
that compass yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of your fire and in the
sparks that you have kindled. This shall you have of my hand. You shall lie down in sorrow. In other words, now he’s talking about,
in Verse 11, talking about now, and the bad guys that are still hassling them, and so
forth. And then we’ll close this part – Isaiah
52 and 53 – again, these are very well-known verses, and I lay them out in great detail
in One Day With The Creator. But from Isaiah 52:13, all the way through
Chapter 53. Poignant, heart-rending verses about the suffering
and the glory of the Christ, and how, because he allowed himself to be tortured and murdered,
God will raise him from the dead and set him before mankind as a fount of life and healing
and justice. So we’ll go down to Verse 11 of 53 – He
will see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied by his knowledge – what knowledge? Genesis to Malachi – shall my righteous
servant justify many, for he will bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with
the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong because he has poured out his soul
unto death, and he was numbered with the transgressors, and he beared the sin of many and made intercession
for the transgressors. We’re seeing the picture that Jesus came
to see of what it would require, as far as suffering goes, for him to be able to redeem a fallen world.

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