Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000634
00:15 Hello and welcome back to His Words Are Life.
00:18 I am Kelly Mowrer, and today
00:19 we are going to continue reading together in Isaiah.
00:22 But let's pray before we start.
00:24 Dear Father in heaven, thank you so much
00:26 for these beautiful words that You have preserved for us
00:30 down through the centuries.
00:32 Now please send Your Holy Spirit
00:34 to bring understanding to our hearts
00:36 as we read them today
00:38 and may they be a light to our path
00:40 and guide us in the way You would have us to walk.
00:43 We love you so much
00:44 and thank you for loving us, amen.
00:47 Reading in the book of Isaiah Chapter 10
00:50 beginning with verse 33
00:52 and this is the King James Version.
00:55 "Behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts,
00:59 shall lop the bough with terror,
01:02 and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down,
01:05 and the haughty one shall be humbled.
01:07 And he shall cut down the thickets
01:09 of the forest with iron,
01:11 and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
01:15 We're continuing with Isaiah Chapter 11,
01:17 this is the King James Version.
01:20 And there shall come forth a rod
01:23 out of the stem of Jesse,
01:25 and a Branch shall grow out of his roots,
01:28 and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
01:31 the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
01:34 the spirit of counsel and might,
01:36 the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord,
01:40 and shall make him of quick understanding
01:43 in the fear of the Lord,
01:44 and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
01:47 neither reprove after the hearing of his ears,
01:49 but with righteousness shall he judge the poor,
01:52 and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth,
01:56 and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth,
01:59 and with the breath of his lips
02:00 shall he slay the wicked.
02:02 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
02:05 and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
02:08 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
02:11 and the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
02:13 and the calf and the young lion
02:15 and the fatling together,
02:17 and a little child shall lead them.
02:20 And the cow and the bear shall feed,
02:22 their young ones shall lie down together,
02:25 and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
02:29 And the sucking child
02:30 shall play on the hole of the asp,
02:32 and the weaned child
02:33 shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
02:37 They shall not hurt
02:38 nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
02:41 for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord,
02:45 as the waters cover the sea.
02:47 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse,
02:50 which shall stand for an ensign of the people,
02:54 to it shall the Gentiles seek,
02:56 and his rest shall be glorious.
02:59 And it shall come to pass in that day,
03:00 that the Lord shall set his hand
03:02 again the second time
03:04 to recover the remnant of his people,
03:06 which shall be left, from Assyria,
03:08 and from Egypt, and from Pathros,
03:10 and from Cush, and from Elam,
03:11 and from Shinar, and from Hamath,
03:13 and from the islands of the sea.
03:16 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,
03:17 and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel,
03:20 and shall gather together the dispersed of Judah
03:23 from the four corners of the earth.
03:26 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart,
03:29 and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off,
03:33 Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
03:35 and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
03:38 But they shall fly upon the shoulders
03:40 of the Philistines toward the west,
03:42 they shall spoil them of the east together,
03:45 they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab,
03:47 and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
03:50 And the Lord shall utterly destroy
03:52 the tongue of the Egyptian sea,
03:54 and with his mighty wind
03:56 shall he shake his hand over the river,
03:58 and shall smite it in the seven streams,
04:01 and make men go over dryshod.
04:04 And there shall be an highway
04:06 for the remnant of his people,
04:07 which shall be left, from Assyria,
04:10 like as it was to Israel in the day
04:12 that he came up out of the land of Egypt."
04:16 Continuing in Isaiah, Chapter 12,
04:19 this is the King James Version.
04:22 "And in that day thou shalt say,
04:23 O Lord, I will praise thee,
04:27 though thou wast angry with me,
04:29 thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
04:33 Behold, God is my salvation,
04:37 I will trust, and not be afraid,
04:40 for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song,
04:45 he also is become my salvation.
04:48 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water
04:52 out of the wells of salvation.
04:54 And in that day shall ye say,
04:56 Praise the Lord, call upon his name,
04:59 declare his doings among the people,
05:02 make mention that his name is exalted.
05:04 Sing unto the Lord,
05:06 for he hath done excellent things,
05:08 this is known in all the earth.
05:11 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion,
05:14 for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee."
05:19 Continuing with Isaiah, Chapter 13,
05:21 this is the King James Version.
05:24 "The burden of Babylon,
05:25 which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
05:28 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain,
05:31 exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand,
05:34 that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
05:37 I have commanded my sanctified ones,
05:39 I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger,
05:43 even them that rejoice in my highness.
05:46 The noise of a multitude in the mountains,
05:49 like as of a great people,
05:51 a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations
05:54 gathered together,
05:56 the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
06:00 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven,
06:04 even the Lord, and the weapons
06:05 of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
06:09 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand,
06:13 it shall come as a destruction
06:15 from the Almighty.
06:17 Therefore shall all hands be faint,
06:20 and every man's heart shall melt,
06:22 and they shall be afraid,
06:24 pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them,
06:27 they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth,
06:30 they shall be amazed one at another,
06:33 their faces shall be as flames.
06:36 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh,
06:40 cruel both with wrath and fierce anger,
06:43 to lay the land desolate,
06:44 and he shall destroy the sinners
06:46 thereof out of it.
06:49 For the stars of heaven and the constellations
06:51 thereof shall not give their light,
06:54 the sun shall be darkened in his going forth,
06:56 and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
06:59 And I will punish the world for their evil,
07:02 and the wicked for their iniquity,
07:04 and I will cause the arrogancy
07:06 of the proud to cease,
07:08 and will lay low
07:09 the haughtiness of the terrible.
07:13 I will make a man more precious than fine gold,
07:17 even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
07:21 Therefore I will shake the heavens,
07:22 and the earth shall remove out of her place,
07:26 in the wrath of the Lord of hosts,
07:28 and in the day of his fierce anger.
07:30 And it shall be as the chased roe,
07:33 and as a sheep that no man taketh up,
07:36 they shall every man turn to his own people,
07:38 and flee every one into his own land.
07:40 Every one that is found shall be thrust through,
07:43 and every one that is joined unto them
07:45 shall fall by the sword.
07:48 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces
07:51 before their eyes,
07:52 their houses shall be spoiled,
07:54 and their wives ravished.
07:56 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
08:00 which shall not regard silver,
08:02 and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
08:06 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces,
08:09 and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb,
08:11 their eye shall not spare children.
08:14 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,
08:17 the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency,
08:19 shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
08:24 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt
08:28 in from generation to generation,
08:31 neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there,
08:34 neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
08:37 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there,
08:40 and their houses shall be full
08:42 of doleful creatures, and owls shall dwell there,
08:46 and satyrs shall dance there.
08:48 And the wild beasts of the islands
08:50 shall cry in their desolate houses,
08:52 and dragons in their pleasant palaces,
08:55 and her time is near to come,
08:58 and her days shall not be prolonged."
09:03 Continuing with Isaiah, Chapter 14,
09:05 this is the King James Version.
09:08 "For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob,
09:11 and will yet choose Israel,
09:13 and set them in their own land,
09:16 and the strangers shall be joined with them,
09:18 and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
09:21 And the people shall take them,
09:22 and bring them to their place,
09:23 and the house of Israel shall possess them
09:25 in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids,
09:28 and they shall take them captives,
09:30 whose captives they were,
09:32 and they shall rule over their oppressors.
09:34 And it shall come to pass in the day
09:36 that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow,
09:40 and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage
09:43 wherein thou wast made to serve,
09:46 that thou shalt take up this proverb
09:48 against the king of Babylon,
09:49 and say, 'How hath the oppressor ceased!
09:53 The golden city ceased!'
09:56 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked,
09:58 and the sceptre of the rulers.
10:00 He who smote the people
10:02 in wrath with a continual stroke,
10:05 he that ruled the nations in anger,
10:08 is persecuted, and none hindereth.
10:12 The whole earth is at rest,
10:13 and is quiet, they break forth into singing.
10:17 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee,
10:19 and the cedars of Lebanon,
10:20 saying, Since thou art laid down,
10:22 no feller is come up against us.
10:26 Hell from beneath is moved for thee
10:28 to meet thee at thy coming,
10:30 it stirreth up the dead for thee,
10:33 even all the chief ones of the earth,
10:35 it hath raised up
10:36 from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10:39 All they shall speak and say unto thee,
10:42 Art thou also become weak as we?
10:44 Art thou become like unto us?
10:47 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave,
10:50 and the noise of thy viols,
10:53 the worm is spread under thee,
10:54 and the worms cover thee.
10:57 How art thou fallen from heaven,
10:59 O Lucifer, son of the morning!
11:01 How art thou cut down to the ground,
11:04 which didst weaken the nations!
11:06 For thou hast said in thine heart,
11:09 I will ascend into heaven,
11:11 I will exalt my throne above the stars of God,
11:14 I will sit also
11:15 upon the mount of the congregation,
11:17 in the sides of the north,
11:19 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
11:22 I will be like the most High.
11:26 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell,
11:28 to the sides of the pit.
11:31 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee,
11:35 and consider thee, saying,
11:37 Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,
11:40 that did shake kingdoms,
11:42 that made the world as a wilderness,
11:44 and destroyed the cities thereof,
11:45 that opened not the house of his prisoners?
11:49 All the kings of the nations, even all of them,
11:52 lie in glory, every one in his own house.
11:56 But thou art cast out of thy grave
11:59 like an abominable branch,
12:01 and as the raiment of those that are slain,
12:04 thrust through with a sword,
12:05 that go down to the stones of the pit,
12:07 as a carcase trodden under feet.
12:11 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial,
12:13 because thou hast destroyed thy land,
12:14 and slain thy people,
12:17 the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
12:20 Prepare slaughter for his children
12:22 for the iniquity of their fathers,
12:24 that they do not rise, nor possess the land,
12:26 nor fill the face of the world with cities.
12:29 For I will rise up against them,
12:31 saith the Lord of hosts,
12:33 and cut off from Babylon the name,
12:36 and remnant, and son,
12:38 and nephew, saith the Lord.
12:42 I will also make it a possession for the bittern,
12:44 and pools of water,
12:45 and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction,
12:48 saith the Lord of hosts.
12:50 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying,
12:51 Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass,
12:56 and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,
13:01 that I will break the Assyrian in my land,
13:03 and upon my mountains tread him under foot,
13:06 then shall his yoke depart from off them,
13:08 and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
13:11 This is the purpose
13:12 that is purposed upon the whole earth,
13:15 and this is the hand
13:16 that is stretched out upon all the nations.
13:18 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed,
13:20 and who shall disannul it?
13:22 And his hand is stretched out,
13:24 and who shall turn it back?
13:27 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
13:31 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina,
13:35 because the rod of him that smote thee is broken,
13:37 for out of the serpent's root
13:39 shall come forth a cockatrice,
13:40 and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
13:44 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed,
13:46 and the needy shall lie down in safety,
13:48 and I will kill thy root with famine,
13:51 and he shall slay thy remnant.
13:53 Howl, O gate, cry, O city, thou,
13:58 whole Palestina, art dissolved,
14:01 for there shall come from the north a smoke,
14:04 and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
14:08 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation?
14:12 That the Lord hath founded Zion,
14:14 and the poor of his people shall trust in it."
14:19 Thank you for joining with me today
14:21 to read the word of God together
14:23 and as we think about the captivity of the people
14:26 in those days and how they needed
14:29 the Lord of hosts to set them free.
14:31 May we also realize again the freedom
14:33 that Jesus purchased for each of us
14:38 and that we always need in our lives today. Good bye.