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God’s REbuilding Project: From Ruins to Righteousness

Isaiah 61:4 – 62:2 There is something both incongruous and fitting about that title. The expected word after “ruins” might have been “rebuilt”, not “righteousness”. But the very fact that the metaphor seems jarring points out just how different this … Continue reading

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Sidetrack in Joel on the “Jerusalem” Topic:

Which “multitudes”? What “decision”? Studying these Jerusalem passages in Isaiah we can also see them in my other books. In the Minor Prophets we have a wonderful cross-reference of the same theme. Joel 2:30 – 3:2a: “And I will show … Continue reading

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The Savior & Saints of Everlasting Zion

Part one. This 61st chapter of Isaiah is largely a continuation of the themes of the previous one, the growth of Zion described as both a planting and a building. More on this later. But this chapter gives us another … Continue reading

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Zion’s Latent and Everlasting Glory: Isaiah 60:10 – 22

Man looks on the outward appearance, God on the heart. It has been ever thus. It is true in life in general, in the way we see each other, the way we judge the world around us. It is especially … Continue reading

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Willing Builders of Heavenly Zion: Isaiah 60: 4 – 9

“Your people will be willing in the day of Your power.” Psalm 110:3 It is hard for us, from our historical vantage-point, to appreciate how different God’s Kingdom turned out to be from the Jews’ perspective. Their very own culture … Continue reading

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Zion’s Bright Beginning & Gracious Growth: Isaiah 60

Studying out this rich subject of God’s Kingdom revealed in Isaiah, I might say with Solomon “My heart is overflowing with a good theme“, Psalm 45:1. But I cannot match his other confession: “My tongue is the pen of a … Continue reading

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The New Covenant for New Creatures: Isa. 59:20-21 and Rom. 11:25-36

Isaiah 59:20-21 and Romans 11:-25-36. The Gospel according to Isaiah & Paul Some Bible topics are hard to write about because they are obscure and based on difficult Scripture. Others -like this topic – are also hard to write about, … Continue reading

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Isaiah 59: Covenant Blessings for the Zion of God – including us!

The purpose for these articles is not to give an exhaustive exposition of Isaiah, but just to touch upon those passages that speak of the Zion of God. Those are the passages that also, by extension, relate to Christians today, … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah (6)

Have you noticed, in reading Isaiah, that he jumps from metaphor to metaphor, though still on the same topic? That 54th chapter that I quoted last time, “Sing, O barren…”, presents the church as the bride of God (vss. 1- … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Daniel and Isaiah 40 – 66 (5)

Now we come to the section of Isaiah that has no mention of Jerusalem or Zion at all (the next mentions of “Zion” being 59:20 and 60:14, the next “Jerusalem occurs at 62:1). What are we to make of this? … Continue reading

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