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Adultery of Isaiah 51-54+ — September 13, 2017

Adultery of Isaiah 51-54+

Isaiah 52 ends with the writings about a servant of God that was “beyond human semblance” and “marred was his appearance.” It goes on with the writing that the servant shall be exalted and will prosper upon the return from exile. An interesting part of the quote about the servant is that Kings and nations would hear what they did not know and be startled at the knowledge that the servant of God should give. The next chapter begins somewhat with the revealing of the arm of the LORD.

In Isaiah 53, the righteous servant was not pleasing to people and had no charm that people should like him but that the man grew like “a tree crown.” The chapter goes on to say that “he was despised” and that he was not held in account. He was afflicted and smitten but he also took on the sickness and affliction that the people should have had – he was afflicted and smitten. The people were saying that it was because he was wounded and crushed and bore chastisement and bruises…it was that that made all the people whole – because he was afflicted by being beaten, the people were made complete. He was also maltreated.

Isaiah 54 opens with writings about a woman or lady that “did not travail” but that will be blessed by God. God, it was written, would take the wife back. But then later in Isaiah 57, it has writings about how a lot of the people are adulterers and are sons of a harlot.

In my opinion, much of the verses in Isaiah 50’s is about the wronged from adultery. It is nice that the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One would redeem the woman or lady and God would take her back, but it still leaves the room for the part that the servant of God was so afflicted. If the chapters from Isaiah 52 to 54 were to go one after another in concession and go together, then it is my opinion, again, that much of the strife in those chapters had to do with adultery. Isaiah seemed mad in which there are writings that the people were adulterers and sons of harlots and sorcerer’s. In Isaiah 51, the writings are about the divorce of the woman or lady in ages past which furthermore puts emphasis on the parts of the suffering that the man and woman or lady dealt with because of adultery and the suffering also because of the sins of the people too.

At first I was assuming that the servant that was maltreated was the messiah, King Cyrus, but now I am assuming that it was a bad affair that happened and now the servant was maltreated. Again, in my opinion, Isaiah 51 to 54 and more is all about the pain of adultery amongst the sins of many people.

 

Here is what God says about how to fast in order to be an ally to those in need:

No, this is the fast I desire: To unlock fetters of wickedness, And untie the cords of the yoke To let the oppressed go free; To break off every yoke.

הֲל֨וֹא פָרֹ֤ס לָֽרָעֵב֙ לַחְמֶ֔ךָ וַעֲנִיִּ֥ים מְרוּדִ֖ים תָּ֣בִיא בָ֑יִת כִּֽי־תִרְאֶ֤ה עָרֹם֙ וְכִסִּית֔וֹ וּמִבְּשָׂרְךָ֖ לֹ֥א תִתְעַלָּֽם׃

It is to share your bread with the hungry, And to take the wretched poor into your home; When you see the naked, to clothe him, And not to ignore your own kin.

אָ֣ז יִבָּקַ֤ע כַּשַּׁ֙חַר֙ אוֹרֶ֔ךָ וַאֲרֻכָתְךָ֖ מְהֵרָ֣ה תִצְמָ֑ח וְהָלַ֤ךְ לְפָנֶ֙יךָ֙ צִדְקֶ֔ךָ כְּב֥וֹד יְהוָ֖ה יַאַסְפֶֽךָ׃

Then shall your light burst through like the dawn And your healing spring up quickly; Your Vindicator shall march before you, The Presence of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

אָ֤ז תִּקְרָא֙ וַיהוָ֣ה יַעֲנֶ֔ה תְּשַׁוַּ֖ע וְיֹאמַ֣ר הִנֵּ֑נִי אִם־תָּסִ֤יר מִתּֽוֹכְךָ֙ מוֹטָ֔ה שְׁלַ֥ח אֶצְבַּ֖ע וְדַבֶּר־אָֽוֶן׃

Then, when you call, the LORD will answer; When you cry, He will say: Here I am. If you banish the yoke from your midst, The menacing hand, and evil speech,

וְתָפֵ֤ק לָֽרָעֵב֙ נַפְשֶׁ֔ךָ וְנֶ֥פֶשׁ נַעֲנָ֖ה תַּשְׂבִּ֑יעַ וְזָרַ֤ח בַּחֹ֙שֶׁךְ֙ אוֹרֶ֔ךָ וַאֲפֵלָתְךָ֖ כַּֽצָּהֳרָֽיִם׃

And you offer your compassion to the hungry And satisfy the famished creature— Then shall your light shine in darkness, And your gloom shall be like noonday.

וּבָנ֤וּ מִמְּךָ֙ חָרְב֣וֹת עוֹלָ֔ם מוֹסְדֵ֥י דוֹר־וָד֖וֹר תְּקוֹמֵ֑ם וְקֹרָ֤א לְךָ֙ גֹּדֵ֣ר פֶּ֔רֶץ מְשֹׁבֵ֥ב נְתִיב֖וֹת לָשָֽׁבֶת׃

Men from your midst shall rebuild ancient ruins, You shall restore foundations laid long ago. And you shall be called “Repairer of fallen walls, Restorer of lanes for habitation.”

Isaiah 60 — September 8, 2017

Isaiah 60

Isaiah 60:1-22

There is a lot of restoration in Isaiah chapter 60. Isaiah 60 has writings that deem Jerusalem as the center for restoration and a return to a kingdom where dromedaries will pass through and kings will serve the Jewish people. Wiki states that during the prophet Isaiah’s era, the book was most likely written during the Babylonian exile in which the mashiach, King Cyrus, was going to liberate the exiles, get them back to the land, and help rebuild the temple. In this chapter, it is stated that the presence of God will most likely always be with Zion and all of the Israelites. It is a chapter that states about the return of exiles most likely but moreover, the time forever where all nations shall walk by the light of Jerusalem and all people shall serve Zion. Ships and camels shall go there from afar and bring maneuvers of trade while the nations and peoples shall bow to Zion in order to follow and walk by the light of God where the presence of God is felt – Zion. It only seems logical then to want to serve the Jewish people and walk by the light of God.

Isaiah 51-52 — August 23, 2017

Isaiah 51-52

Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12

Well, Isaiah 51 through chapter 52 is a great part of the Tenakh. It is a writing about the return of God to Zion and the hopeful redeeming of the unhappy one. There seems to be one mistreatment, however, in that the arm of the LORD might have been so beyond semblance from God’s wrath that it could be considered mistreatment. However, G-d makes the statement that while His people were in Egypt and taken freed from slavery, Assyria gave nothing in return and was an oppressor. God was quick to be at hand, however, in that the statements consist of God returning to Zion to free the unhappy one without money. The problem with that is the unhappy one was most likely Zion in those ages past, but let’s for our sake say the unhappy one is a person – maybe a lady or great woman – instead of a nation.

God states that “Herewith I take from your hand the cup of reeling, the bowl, the cup of my wrath; you shall never drink it again” [Isaiah 51:22]. This is comforting because in the work, the statements are made about the oppressors but that will never oppress again because God will return to Zion and not make the oppressed drink “the cup of wrath” or the oppression. Instead, God will make the oppressors become the oppressed and the tormentors to drink the wrath.

G-d makes the statement that even though His people went to Egypt to sojourn, Assyria was an oppressor and gave them nothing in return. It would be nice to have G-d be favorable upon Zion but also on the oppressed and to become an ally of G-d and help out the cause. So God makes some statements and it is best to learn the name of God and to proclaim that God is King! And finally the work has statements about the return of the LORD to Zion with eyes beholding their King.

The dislike of the work only comes in the part where it states about the nations. Like how significant is a person to the nations. Most of the work is about nation to nation and not people to people. However, the prophet states that everyone will see the victory of God through the arm of the LORD. Hopefully nowadays it will only be good things that happen and since the work states that the cup of wrath will never be given to you and hopefully me again, then I am hopeful that great things will happen and great things will work out – for you And for me. Finally, God leads the way in order for the people to return to Zion.

Another sad part of Isaiah 51 is verse 12. Verse 12 states “I, I am he who comforts you! What ails you that you fear Man who must die, Mortals that fare like grass?” This is a sad part of Isaiah 51 because it is probably alright to be friends with Man. The whole notion that the servant of God is made to be so mistreated only for the glory of God is somewhat alarming.

Now let us pray for the oppressed and hope that only great things will come for the oppressed and the Servant of G-d. Oh yes!

Isaiah and the Car show [Concourse de’elegance] — August 16, 2017

Isaiah and the Car show [Concourse de’elegance]

Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5

Isaiah 54:11 – 55:5 is a comfort for to the one that is loved. It entails the return to God and also the decking out with jewels of the barren one. If anything, this part of Isaiah has written about one that Isaiah talks about to return to him. Isaiah loved even the barren one and it was stated that even the barren one would have sons and daughters and that the barren one would be built up with all different sorts of jewels with a foundation of sapphires. This means that it is time to have a foundation with the people that are around you – to be a part of the community and have a foundation of sapphires and precious gems – and to establish what you do in righteousness. It means that the lady or woman spoken about will have some sort of dominion or will be established through righteousness. She has or will have people [sons and daughters] that will be like her children and her foundation and company will be like sapphires.

The good part of eating a nice meal is the satisfaction of people having conversation and of course the delicious meal. But why do people buy jewels and deck people out with all different arrays of trinkets and accessories? Why do we buy material items? The purpose of building someone up to be like a mother to myself is part of what this chapter of Isaiah is about. It is time to build the foundation for the woman or lady in Monterey and establish her through righteousness.

It is also time now in Monterey for the Concourse de’elegance – a car auction throughout Monterey County. So all different sorts of different cars that sometimes get auctioned for large amounts of money are displayed throughout the cities. There should food – but there is not. So why do we like expensive things – such as cars that are more for display rather than actually driving around? Maybe you will get some satisfaction with a million dollar car, but hopefully there is the satisfaction of building someone up and also enjoying the days of car week.

So it is the week of the car show and it is the time to get out there and enjoy interests and a festival of cars that will be displayed and some that will be auctioned. It is time for thos car enthusiasts to display expensive cars. It is also a time for satisfaction – to get a great meal in Monterey.

For me, hopefully it is the days where I build the foundation for the woman or lady and have everything established through righteousness.

Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3 — August 11, 2017

Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3

Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3

In Isaiah chapters 49 through the beginning of chapter 51, the prophet makes statements in which it is stated that the prophet and God can triumph when GOD is his vindicator. The statement is made that when you seek the LORD and you have GOD with you to be there to help you with your issues, then there is comfort in all that you do. God comforts Zion, Zion that was rejected and was said to be forsaken. God also shows up in the land in order to rebuild. God remembered Zion and in that state, God comforted Zion.

It was stated that Zion was all forgotten and forsaken. Additionally, that Zion said God has forsaken Zion and the master has forgotten Zion. God even states some Torah in which all the people that are assembled come to you and also that you will deck yourself with those people like a bride and don them like jewels. It was stated that Isaiah was asking for G-d’s assistance and in that instance, GOD backed the prophet by saying that queens and kings would serve and also the people would be brought back to Zion. God also states the following which is a delicious part of the triumph of God. God stated, “I the LORD am your Savior, the Mighty One of Jacob, your Redeemer” (Isaiah 49:26).

In any case, it is stated in the chapters that you should look back to your roots and to the land that you were made from. It even stated to look back to the patriarch and matriarch Abraham and Sarah – the father and mother of many nations.

So it is the time to look to man and G-d in order to make some triumph and joy out of living. While people might have made spittle or tore out your actual hair, it is the time to make friends with the community and ask what G-d can do for you. It should be a time of music and joy and to think about the land you come from [where you live and also where people inhabited in ancient days]. Additionally, if you come from Abraham then remember Abraham, the patriarch of the many nations, and ponder about these ancient people and lands that you came from – in other words, “Look to the rock you were hewn from” (Isaiah 51:1).

Isaiah 51:3 states “Gladness and joy shall abide there, thanksgiving and the sound of music.” These days should be like days of the Garden of God. Hopefully you all can make it joyous and bring gladness.

 

Have a good one!

Isaiah Chapter 40 Explanation — July 31, 2017

Isaiah Chapter 40 Explanation

Isaiah 40:1-26

 

In the beginning of Isaiah chapter 40, it is proclaimed from the prophet Isaiah that the land has received double for their sins and their punishment is over. It is a word from the prophet telling the inhabitants that the hand of LORD had made the land receive double and that the land’s service was now over. There is exclamation of the end process of beholding G-d through all the works that were finished. The most interesting part of Isaiah chapter 40 is the verse that proclaims to behold G-d. Isaiah 40 verse 10 states הִנֵּ֨ה אֲדֹנָ֤י יְהוִה֙ בְּחָזָ֣ק יָב֔וֹא וּזְרֹע֖וֹ מֹ֣שְׁלָה ל֑וֹ הִנֵּ֤ה שְׂכָרוֹ֙ אִתּ֔וֹ וּפְעֻלָּת֖וֹ לְפָנָֽיו׃ Behold, the Lord GOD comes in might, And His arm wins triumph for Him; See, His reward is with Him, His recompense before Him. According to that verse, God finally showed up in the land and all the reward and amends was most likely about or by being with the LORD and partaking in the fruit of the land. Finally, G-d had again established the new world. Accordingly, the triumph of G-d was for the LORD most likely. A few questions are posed from the prophet Isaiah. The questions had to do with how did G-d do it – how did he gain knowledge and find the path of wisdom. G-d was knowledgeable in the LORD. Isaiah states about the teaching of G-d. Then Isaiah states in the chapter that the idol that will not topple is the gift to portray that G-d was G-d from the beginning of creation. G-d established the heavens and the earth. Potentates and rulers are made to be as little because of G-d is what Isaiah states, and because of G-d, people might bear off like straw by the storm of G-d. Then the Holy One asks וְאֶל־מִ֥י תְדַמְּי֖וּנִי וְאֶשְׁוֶ֑ה יֹאמַ֖ר קָדֽוֹשׁ׃ To whom, then, can you liken Me, To whom can I be compared? —says the Holy One (Isaiah 40:25).