Introduction: The book of Isaiah is the first and longest book of the Old Testament’s Major Prophets. Isaiah is called the “Messianic Prophet,” because he prophesied more than any other Old Testament prophet about the coming of God’s promised Messiah.
Isaiah 1:1 — Where there is no vision from God there can be no prophet of God.
Isaiah 1:2-3 — Dumb beasts don’t bite the hand that feeds them, but human beings, even God’s own people, do defy Him upon whom they are totally dependent.
Isaiah 1:2-7 — If we bite God’s caring hand that feeds us we'll be bruised by His chastening hand that will flatten us.
Isaiah 1:4-5 — When a people become steeped in sin, they become sick in the head. Unrestrained sin inevitably results in unsound minds and the madness of a society.
Isaiah 1:8-10 — Just as it did with ancient Judah, the reproach of sin has reduced present-day America to another Sodom. We’ve been reduced in God's eyes from John Winthrop’s shining city on a hill to the Prophet Isaiah’s abandoned caretaker’s shed in a dried up cucumber patch.
Isaiah 1:11-17 — The practice of religion by the unrepentant is repugnant to God.
Isaiah 1:15 — If bloodstained hands cannot be lifted up in prayer nor the prayers of the bloodthirsty heard or heeded by God, how can America, with hands stained with the blood of 60 million abortions, expect the Almighty to answer our prayers?
Isaiah 1:18 — The only reasonable thing for a sinner to do is to come penitently to God to be purified and pardoned; otherwise, he’ll perish imbrued by the insanity of his own iniquity.
Isaiah 1:19-31 — The fire of God’s judgment chastens and refines all saints, but consumes and removes all sinners.
Isaiah 1:21-23 — As is proven by the crimes in our streets, the corruption of our leaders, and the injustices of our courts, Lady Liberty is no longer a lady, but has become a harlot in the sight of God.
Isaiah 2:1-4 — World peace is an impossibility when God’s house is not pedestaled; but when it is exalted, men will cease to learn the art of war and come to it to learn the Word of God.
Isaiah 2:5 — To walk in the light of the Lord is to live life as Christ enlightened us to live by His life and to walk through our lives in the footsteps of His perfect example. (see also John 1:4 and 1 Peter 2:21)
Isaiah 2:6 — Multiculturalism—the assimilating of our culture into others—is not only forbidden among the people of God, but a sure way for God’s people to become God-forsaken.
Isaiah 2:7-21 — In the coming Day of the Lord, the lofty will be brought low. In their quivering fear of God, they will quickly fling to the ground their false gods and fortunes of gold.
Isaiah 2:12-17 — Everything lofty and lifted up upon the earth will be brought low when the Lord returns. In the majesty of the Most High, everything else is minimized and miniaturized.
Isaiah 2:22 — Why should your nose be in the air when you have no assurance of your next breath?
Isaiah 3:1-3 — National security is nonexistent in a God-forsaking nation. Both its abundant goods and acclaimed guardians will be taken away by an angry God.
Isaiah 3:4 — Childish leaders are a sure sign that a country is going down for the count.
Isaiah 3:5 — Sure Scriptural signs of national decay due to divine desertion: (1) The populace turning on one another (2) The young disrespecting their elders, and (3) The vile’s vitriolic opposition to the virtuous.
Isaiah 3:6-7 — God-forsaking nations will be reduced by God to ruins requesting to be ruled over by ragtag incompetents.
Isaiah 3:8-12 — A nation is headed to ruin when it provokes the Lord to wrath by proudly parading around in its sin and allowing itself to be governed by the infantile and effeminate.
Isaiah 3:13-15 —In a God-forsaking nation, the populace ends up betrayed, plundered, and broken to pieces by self-serving “public servants.”
Isaiah 3:16-24 — Strutting, swaying, and seducing women will be put to shame. Their stylish raiment replaced with sackcloth, their jingling jewelry with shackling chains, the scent of their perfume with the stench of putridity, and their beautiful hairstyles with bald-headedness.
Isaiah 4:2-4 — When the Branch of the Lord, once crucified, returns to be coronated, His converts—"the fruit of the earth"—will be His pride and joy; purged of sinners by retributory fire—"the spirit of judgment"—and purified themselves by refining fire—"the spirit of burning."
Isaiah 4:5-6 — The sanctified are well fortified, being tabernacled by Christ, who unfailingly guides and guards them.
Isaiah 5:1-7 — When the vineyard of the Lord—God’s people—produces sour grapes rather than good grapes, despite being planted with the choicest Vine and protected and pruned by the most caring Vinedresser, it will end up unwalled, unweeded, and unwatered. (John 15:1-8)
Isaiah 5:8-10 — The inevitable aftermath of the insatiable appetite of the avarice is eventual empty estates and fruitless fields, both of which attest to the absolute meaningless of materialism.
Isaiah 5:11-14 — The judgment of God will prove to be the ultimate party popper to senseless sots who are unmindful of the work of the Almighty and given over to the musical merriment of the world.
Isaiah 5:15-17 — In His judgment, God is exalted. By humbling the haughty He is honored. By punishing the reprobate He is proven righteous. And by the meek’s inheritance of the earth He establishes His justice upon the earth.
Isaiah 5:18-19 — Woe to him who strains to haul a wagonload of sin and scoffs at both the Word and wrath of God.
Isaiah 5:20 — When good is called evil and evil is called good, evil days are mistaken for good times.
Isaiah 5:20 — The fire of God’s wrath is kindled against those who champion evil as good and condemn good as evil.
Isaiah 5:21 — Woe to him who believes his "wisdom"—fallible opinions—superior to God's Word—His infallible oracles. Such woeful foolishness proves one to be a human nitwit who believes he can outwit divine omniscience.
Isaiah 5:22 — Woe to the lush whose lone laurel is that he can hold his liquor.
Isaiah 5:23 — Woe to the unjust jurist who acquits the guilty and condemns the innocent for personal profit.
Isaiah 5:24 — Those who cast aside and despise God’s Word will be devoured and consumed like stubble and chaff in the fire of God’s wrath.
Isaiah 5:25 — When God’s hand is stretched out to us, but slapped away by us, it will be raised in judgment upon us.
Isaiah 5:25-30 — Foreign invaders may be the instrument God wields to invoke His furious indignation.
Isaiah 6:1-4 — Although you may enter God’s house seeing gloom without, if you encounter God within, you’ll exit seeing glory the whole world over.
Isaiah 6:5 — Our sin is never more glaring than when seen in the glory of God’s holiness.
Isaiah 6:5-8 — The “WOE” of confession must precede the “LO” of cleansing, which must precede the “GO” of commission. Before we can go for God in His service, we must be cleansed by God at His altar, having confessed to God our sins.
Isaiah 6:9-10 — The lot of the Lord’s prophet is to proclaim what people refuse to listen to with their ears, to look at with their eyes, and to learn in their hearts.
Isaiah 6:11-13 — Like in the God-forsaking homeland of the ancient Prophet Isaiah, the hardheartedness of humanity in our present-day world will persist until the obstinate are removed and only God’s remnant remain.
Isaiah 7:1-9 — Would-be conquerors of God’s people who sit on thrones in earthly capitals will find God the final disposer of their futile proposal.
Isaiah 7:9 — A faith not stood for is a faith that will not stand!
Isaiah 7:10-13 — To refuse to put God's promises to the test is to test God's patience.
Isaiah 7:14 — The incontrovertible confirmation of the certainty of God’s promises is the virgin birth of Immanuel. Why else would God have gone to such lengths as to live among us if it were not for His resolve to do for us all that He has promised to us?
Isaiah 8:1-4 — The longest name in the Bible, which was not written illegibly, but intelligibly by a man’s inspired pen, serves as a sure indication of the swiftness of God’s soon coming judgment.
Isaiah 8:5-8 — When the people of God refuse to seek solace by the Lord's still waters, the floodwaters of the world will rise to their necks.
Isaiah 8:9-10 — Worldly foes cannot overwhelm a people whom God is with, which makes God’s presence the only foolproof plan for national security.
Isaiah 8:11-12 — God’s Word comes to us as a strong hand to keep us from being strong armed by public opinion.
Isaiah 8:11-15 — The Lord is a fortress to those who fear Him, who trust in divine sovereignty and are not terrified by human conspiracies. The Lord is a rock the consecrated shall stand upon and the conspirator shall stumble over.
Isaiah 8:16-17 — In perilous times, God’s Word must be preserved, passed down, and its promises patiently waited for.
Isaiah 8:18 — A man’s family should serve as proof of God’s promises and as a testimony to the truth of God’s Word.
Isaiah 8:20 — God’s Word (the Bible) is a lie detector, disproving anything and discrediting anyone in disagreement with it.
Isaiah 9:1-2 — Overcome and overrun by Gentiles in Isaiah’s day, Galilee, a land of darkness and distress, would become a land of great light and deliverance when illuminated and liberated by the initiating of the promised Messiah’s miraculous ministry within it. (Matthew 4:12-17)
Isaiah 9:3 — The coming of the predicted and promised Messiah would transform Galilee from a land of sorrow into a land of joy, since it would bring salvation to the nations, not just to Israel, resulting in a worldwide harvest of souls and incalculable spiritual spoils.
Isaiah 9:4-5 — The coming of the predicted and promised Messiah would bring liberty and peace to vanquished and war-torn Galilee—liberty from sin, a far greater foe than Midian, and peace with God, which will ultimately end all wars and bring peace on earth.
Isaiah 9:6 — Isaiah predicted salvation would arrive with the birth of a child—born in Bethlehem and lain in a manager—and would be accomplished by a Son being given—given on Calvary and hung on a cross. Christ is the child born to die that men may be born again to live forever.
Isaiah 9:6-7 — Although born in a stable, lain in a manger, and eventually hung on a cross, Christ, God’s promised Messiah, is ultimately destined for the throne of a kingdom unbounded in its dimensions, unending in its duration, and definite in its establishment.
Isaiah 9:6 — When the child lain in a feed-trough returns to claim His throne, and the One crucified comes back for His coronation, His name shall be called Wonderful, for the wonder of it all shall leave the world in wonderstruck wonderment.
Isaiah 9:6 — Christ, the Babe Isaiah predicted would be born and the Son He predicted would be given, is the Counselor of all humanity. It is His counsel alone that we will find to be always vital and valid.
Isaiah 9:6 — Wonder of wonders; the Babe to be born in Bethlehem would be “the everlasting Father” and the Son to be given on Calvary would be “the Mighty God.” God came into our world in the form of a helpless human infant and became a man Himself in the man Christ Jesus!
Isaiah 9:6 — Christ, Isaiah’s predicted “Prince of Peace,” came the first time to bring peace with God. He is coming again to bring peace on earth. Apart from Christ, there is no hope of peace: no hope of peace with God, peace of mind, nor peace on earth.
Isaiah 9:13-17 — God is infuriated and His judgment intensified upon an unrepentant nation whose politicians lead people to err, whose prophets preach error, and whose people practice evil.
Isaiah 9:18-21 — God is infuriated and His judgment intensified upon an unrepentant nation that devours itself by its own divisiveness to the point of becoming fodder for the fire of God’s fiery indignation.
Isaiah 10:1 — Unjust judges who impose injustice incite the indignation of the Judge of all the earth.
Isaiah 10:1-4 — God is infuriated and His judgment intensified upon an unrepentant nation whose public servants are self-serving, who pass unjust laws, and who prey upon people rather than provide for them and protect them.
Isaiah 11:1 — Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah—Anointed One—would spring up from the stump of Jessie like a sprig, a prophecy Matthew said was fulfilled when Jesus came forth as a Nazarene; that is, a branch—Nazareth means branch—from a cut down Israel. (Matthew 2:21-23)
Isaiah 11:2 — Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah—Anointed One—would have the Spirit without measure. Since seven symbolizes completeness, Christ would completely possess the fullness of the Spirit—the seven spirits of God. (John 3:34; Revelation 3:1)
Isaiah 11:3 — Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah would not judge men by mere appearance nor majority acclaim, but by perfect discernment and divine perception. (John 2:24-25; 7:24)
Isaiah 11:4-5 — Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah would array Himself in righteousness and administer it equitably, by using the rod of His mouth to reprove those who exploit the poor and to rid the earth of all evildoers.
Isaiah 11:6-9 — The only hope of ending worldwide violence and destruction is to fill the world with the knowledge of the Lord. The earth will not be paradisiacal until populated by people who know God. As it’s been poignantly pointed out: KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE; NO GOD; NO PEACE!
Isaiah 11:10-12 — When Christ was lifted up on the cross as an ensign, Isaiah predicted how He would draw all men, both Jews and Gentiles, to Himself for salvation; that is, into His glorious rest. (John 12:32-33; Matthew 11:28)
Isaiah 11:13-16 — When Christ was lifted up on the cross as an ensign, Isaiah predicted how He would take away partitions between men and make a path to God for every man. (Ephesians 2:13-22)
Isaiah 12:4-6 — It is by our prayers, preaching, and praise that we exalt our Lord and make Him known throughout the earth.
Isaiah 13:14 — Illegal immigrants flooding into our country will flee from us when God's judgment falls upon us.
Isaiah 14:27 — Nothing, no power on earth, under the earth, nor above the earth, can thwart the predetermined plans and purposes of God.
Isaiah 20:1-6 — God’s true prophet clothes himself with sackcloth, showing his uncomfortableness in the world, and exposes himself to this world’s shame and ridicule, as a sure sign to the complacent and conceited of their coming condemnation and comeuppance.
Isaiah 21:1-5 — While God’s prophet trembles over his God-given and terrifying vision of the approaching storm of God’s judgement, people nonchalantly party hardy, being both unaware of and unprepared for what is about to befall them.
Isaiah 25:6-8 — When all the saved gather around the great supper of salvation they will feast on forever fare, be eternally exhilarated, have the shroud of death once and for all removed, and be thereafter without tears or troublers.
Isaiah 26:3-4 — To fix one’s faith in the Lord is to forever free oneself from fretting. It is to possess a perpetual peace and to make oneself forever strong by positioning oneself on an everlasting rock.
Isaiah 26:12 — Having everything performed for us by God provides to us an everlasting peace from God.
Isaiah 26:20-21 — During the coming, concluding, and cataclysmic indignation of Heaven aroused against an iniquitous earth, God’s people are to seek shelter in their private prayer closets until the perilous times of the last days are passed. (Matthew 6:6; 2 Timothy 3:1)
Isaiah 28:7-8 — Nothing is more sickening than pie-eyed priests and prophets so intoxicated with pride that they make others stumble over their slurred verdicts and visions.
Isaiah 40:15 — In spite of the pomp and pageantry of a State of the Union Address, nations like ours are no more in God's eyes than a drop in the bucket or a speck of dust on the grand scale of things.
Isaiah 40:22 — God sits enthroned on the earth, sovereign over everything upon it and all that occurs within it.
Isaiah 40:23-24 — World rulers are mere pawns in the hands of divine providence; once they’ve served God’s purpose, He weathers them under His hot breath and blows them away like stubble.
Isaiah 41:21-24 — The gods of all other religions are proven false and the God of the Bible proven true by the fact that He alone predicts the future.
Isaiah 43:11 — The only solution to America’s mass shootings is Jesus Christ, who alone can save us from our sin. If we really want to do something to stop them, we must turn to God in repentance, not to government for a remedy.
Isaiah 43:11 — As its sole Savior, Jesus Christ alone is the world’s only hope.
Isaiah 43:13 — "I act, and who can reverse it?" Divine intervention is humanly irreversible!
Isaiah 43:25 — There is something our omniscient God will not remember, the sins of those He has forgiven.
Isaiah 44:6-7 — Since it is by His divine providence that the future unfolds, it is God alone who can foretell the future.
Isaiah 45:1-13 — God uses national leaders, even the unscrupulous and unconverted, as anointed instruments in the carrying out of His preordained plans and purposes upon the earth. In doing so, He proves both His sovereignty over our world and His supremacy within it.
Isaiah 45:9 — It takes a cracked pot among the clay pots to argue with its Potter!
Isaiah 45:20-22 — Prophecy’s peculiarity to the Bible proves the Holy Bible to be the world’s only holy book.
Isaiah 45:20-22 — The prevalence of prophecy in the Holy Bible and absence of it from all other so-called holy books proves them all to be unholy frauds.
Isaiah 45:22 — "Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other." There is no one else to turn to.
Isaiah 46:8-10 — Having preordained the future, God alone can predict it.
Isaiah 46:10-11 — Everything, from men to birds of prey, are pawns in God's hands for carrying out His inevitable plans and purposes.
Isaiah 47:1-15 — God grounds the glory of world powers, lifts their splendor to expose their shame, and proves their trusted sorceries to be stubble.
Isaiah 48:3 — What God proclaims He performs, what He declares He does, all He heralds will happen!
Isaiah 49:6 — Jesus Christ sums up all of God’s covenants, fulfills all of God’s promises, and extends God’s salvation to the ends of the earth.
Isaiah 49:8 — Jesus Christ is the Covenant, God’s ultimate covenant with all people, which supersedes all other covenants ever made.
Isaiah 51:7 — If the Lord's instruction is in your heart, you need not fear the indignation of humanity.
Isaiah 53:2 — In the incredible miracle of the Incarnation, He who is altogether lovely appeared without comeliness. (Song of Solomon 5:16)
Isaiah 54:17 — It is the heritage of God's servants to ward off all weapons and to acquit themselves of all accusations raised against them.
Isaiah 55:8-9 — Divine thoughts and ways are as far above human thoughts and ways as the heavens are above the earth.
Isaiah 55:10-11— It's not preached sermons that never return void, but God's personally spoken Word that proves inevitably victorious.
Isaiah 59:1-2 — It is our unconfessed sin, not God's short arm or deaf ear that leaves us unsaved and our prayers unheard.
Isaiah 59:14 — Where truth has fallen in the street; that is, where it is without patrons and passed by apathetically by the public, there is neither justice nor equity, but partiality. The guilty are exonerated and the innocent are incriminated.
Isaiah 60:22 — God’s delays are not denials. Although God’s answers to our prayers may be slow in coming over time, they will be swiftly executed at the right time, for God’s answers are always perfectly timed and precisely executed for maximum impact.
Isaiah 62:6-7 — Our prayers are God’s reminders of His promises. Therefore, we are not to faint in our prayers until God’s promises are fulfilled in our world and lives.
Isaiah 64:6 — The rags of self-righteousness are unfitting attire for all who are accountable to Jesus Christ, the righteous. (1 John 2:1)
Isaiah 65:24 — Prayers are heard by God before they are spoken and answered by Him before they are prayed.
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