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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.

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?

It is 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?

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 also a time for satisfaction – to get a great meal in Monterey

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).