Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000647
00:15 Hello, and welcome to "His Words Are Life."
00:18 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and thank you for joining
00:19 with me today to read the Book of Isaiah together.
00:22 Before we start, let's pray.
00:25 Dear, Heavenly Father, please be with us now
00:28 as we read Your words and please send the Holy Spirit
00:31 to bring understanding to our hearts.
00:33 We ask this in the name of Jesus, amen.
00:37 We're reading in Isaiah Chapter 60
00:40 beginning with verse 17,
00:42 and this is the King James Version.
00:45 "For brass I will bring gold,
00:48 and for iron I will bring silver,
00:50 and for wood brass, and for stones iron,
00:54 I will also make thy officers peace,
00:57 and thine exactors righteousness.
01:00 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land,
01:03 wasting nor destruction within thy borders,
01:06 but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation,
01:10 and thy gates Praise.
01:12 The sun shall be no more thy light by day,
01:15 neither for brightness
01:16 shall the moon give light unto thee,
01:17 but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light,
01:22 and thy God thy glory.
01:25 Thy sun shall no more go down,
01:27 neither shall thy moon withdraw itself,
01:29 for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light,
01:31 and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
01:35 Thy people also shall be all righteous.
01:37 They shall inherit the land for ever,
01:40 the branch of my planting, the work of my hands,
01:43 that I may be glorified.
01:47 A little one shall become a thousand,
01:49 and a small one a strong nation.
01:52 I the Lord will hasten it in his time."
01:58 Continuing with Isaiah Chapter 61
02:00 and this is the King James Version.
02:04 "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me.
02:07 Because the Lord hath anointed me
02:09 to preach good tidings unto the meek,
02:12 he hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted,
02:15 to proclaim liberty to the captives,
02:17 and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
02:21 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
02:25 and the day of vengeance of our God,
02:27 to comfort all that mourn.
02:30 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
02:32 to give unto them beauty for ashes,
02:36 the oil of joy for mourning,
02:39 the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,
02:44 that they might be called trees of righteousness,
02:46 the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
02:52 And they shall build the old wastes,
02:54 they shall raise up the former desolations,
02:57 and they shall repair the waste cities,
02:59 the desolations of many generations.
03:01 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
03:05 and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen
03:07 and your vinedressers.
03:09 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord,
03:12 men shall call you the Ministers of our God,
03:15 ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
03:17 and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
03:20 For your shame ye shall have double,
03:23 and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
03:27 Therefore in their land
03:28 they shall possess the double,
03:30 everlasting joy shall be upon them.
03:33 For I the Lord love judgment,
03:37 I hate robbery for burnt offering,
03:40 and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make
03:43 an everlasting covenant with them.
03:46 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles,
03:49 and their offspring among the people.
03:51 All that see them shall acknowledge them,
03:54 that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.
03:57 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
04:00 my soul shall be joyful in my God,
04:03 for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
04:07 he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
04:10 as a bridegroom Decked himself with ornaments,
04:12 and as a bride adorned herself with her jewels.
04:16 For as the earth bring forth her bud,
04:18 and as the garden causes the things
04:20 that are sown in it to spring forth,
04:23 so the Lord, God, will cause righteousness
04:26 and praise to spring forth before all the nations."
04:31 Continuing in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 62
04:34 and this is the King James Version.
04:38 "For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace,
04:41 and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
04:43 until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness,
04:46 and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
04:50 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,
04:52 and all kings thy glory.
04:54 And thou shalt be called by a new name,
04:57 which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
04:59 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory
05:01 in the hand of the Lord,
05:03 and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
05:06 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken,
05:09 neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate.
05:13 But thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah.
05:19 For the Lord delighted in thee,
05:20 and thy land shall be married.
05:23 For as a young man married a virgin,
05:25 so shall thy sons marry thee.
05:27 And as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,
05:31 so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
05:34 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
05:38 which shall never hold their peace day nor night.
05:41 Ye that make mention of the Lord,
05:43 keep not silence, And give him no rest,
05:45 till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem
05:47 a praise in the earth.
05:49 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand,
05:52 and by the arm of his strength,
05:54 surely I will no more give thy corn
05:57 to be meat for thine enemies,
05:59 and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine,
06:02 for the which thou hast labored.
06:05 But they that have gathered it shall eat it,
06:07 and praise the Lord.
06:09 And they that have brought it together
06:11 shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
06:15 Go through, go through the gates,
06:17 prepare ye the way of the people,
06:19 cast up, cast up the highway, gather out the stones,
06:23 lift up a standard for the people.
06:25 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed
06:27 unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion,
06:31 Behold, thy salvation cometh, behold, his reward is with him,
06:36 and his work before him.
06:39 And they shall call them, the holy people,
06:42 the redeemed of the Lord.
06:44 And thou shalt be called,
06:46 Sought out, a city not forsaken."
06:51 Continuing in Isaiah Chapter 63
06:54 and this is the King James Version.
06:57 "Who is this that cometh from Edom,
06:59 with dyed garments from Bozrah?
07:02 This that is glorious in his apparel,
07:04 traveling in the greatness of his strength?
07:07 I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
07:12 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel,
07:14 and thy garments like him that treaded in the wine fat?
07:18 I have trodden the wine press alone,
07:20 and of the people there was none with me.
07:22 For I will tread them in mine anger,
07:24 and trample them in my fury,
07:25 and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments,
07:28 and I will stain all my raiment.
07:29 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart,
07:32 and the year of my redeemed is come.
07:35 And I looked, and there was none to help,
07:39 and I wondered that there was none to uphold.
07:43 Therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me,
07:45 and my fury, it upheld me.
07:48 And I will tread down the people in mine anger,
07:50 and make them drunk in my fury,
07:51 and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
07:55 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the Lord,
07:57 and the praises of the Lord, according to all
08:00 that the Lord hath bestowed on us,
08:01 and the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
08:04 which he hath bestowed on them
08:06 according to his mercies, and according to the multitude
08:09 of his loving kindnesses.
08:11 For he said, "Surely they are my people,
08:15 children that will not lie. So he was their Savior."
08:19 In all their affliction he was afflicted,
08:22 and the angel of his presence saved them,
08:25 in his love and in his pity he redeemed them,
08:30 and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
08:34 But they rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit.
08:38 Therefore he was turned to be their enemy,
08:40 and he fought against them.
08:42 Then he remembered the days of old,
08:44 Moses, and his people, saying,
08:47 "Where is he that brought them up
08:48 out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock?
08:51 Where is he that put his Holy Spirit within him?'
08:53 That led them by the right hand of Moses
08:55 with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them,
08:58 to make himself an everlasting name?
09:00 That led them through the deep,
09:02 as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
09:05 As a beast goeth down into the valley,
09:07 the Spirit of the Lord, caused him to rest.
09:09 So didst thou lead thy people,
09:11 to make thyself a glorious name.
09:14 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation
09:18 of thy holiness and of thy glory.
09:20 Where is thy zeal and thy strength,
09:23 the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me?
09:26 Are they restrained?
09:28 Doubtless thou art our Father,
09:32 though Abraham be ignorant of us,
09:33 and Israel acknowledge us not.
09:36 Thou, O Lord, art our Father,
09:39 our redeemer, thy name is from everlasting.
09:43 O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways,
09:47 and hardened our heart from thy fear?
09:50 Return for thy servants' sake,
09:53 the tribes of thine inheritance.
09:56 The people of thy holiness have possessed it
09:58 but a little while.
10:00 Our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
10:04 We are thine, thou never barest rule over them,
10:08 they were not called by thy name."
10:12 Continuing in Isaiah Chapter 64
10:14 and this is the King James Version.
10:18 "Oh, that thou wouldst rend the heavens
10:21 that thou wouldst come down,
10:22 that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
10:25 as when the melting fire burneth,
10:27 the fire caused the waters to boil,
10:29 to make thy name known to thine adversaries,
10:31 that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
10:34 When thou didst terrible things
10:36 which we looked not for, thou camest down,
10:39 the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
10:41 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard,
10:44 nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen,
10:48 O God, beside thee,
10:50 what he hath prepared for him that waited for him.
10:53 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth
10:56 and worketh righteousness,
10:58 those that remember thee in thy ways.
11:00 Behold, thou art wroth, for we have sinned,
11:05 in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
11:09 But we are all as an unclean thing,
11:12 and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags,
11:17 and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities,
11:20 like the wind, have taken us away.
11:23 And there is none that calleth upon thy name,
11:25 that stirred up himself to take hold of thee,
11:28 for thou hast hid thy face from us,
11:30 and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
11:34 But now, O Lord, thou art our Father,
11:38 we are the clay, and thou our potter,
11:42 and we all are the work of thy hand.
11:46 Be not wroth very sore, O Lord,
11:49 neither remember iniquity for ever.
11:52 Behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
11:58 Thy holy cities are a wilderness,
12:00 Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
12:03 Our holy and our beautiful house,
12:05 where our fathers praised thee,
12:07 is burned up with fire.
12:09 And all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord?
12:16 Wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?"
12:22 Continuing in Isaiah, Chapter 65
12:24 and this is the King James Version.
12:28 "I am sought of them that asked not for me,
12:32 I am found of them that sought me not.
12:36 I said, behold me, behold me,
12:40 unto a nation that was not called by my name.
12:45 I've spread out my hands
12:46 all the day unto a rebellious people,
12:49 which walketh in a way that was not good,
12:51 after their own thoughts, a people that provoketh me
12:54 to anger continually to my face,
12:56 that sacrificeth in gardens,
12:59 and burneth incense upon altars of brick.
13:01 Which remain among the graves,
13:03 and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh,
13:06 and broth of abominable things is in their vessels,
13:10 which say, stand by thyself, come not near to me,
13:14 for I am holier than thou.
13:16 These are a smoke in my nose,
13:19 a fire that burneth all the day.
13:21 Behold, it is written before me.
13:23 I will not keep silence, but will recompense,
13:27 even recompense into their bosom, your iniquities,
13:31 and the iniquities of your fathers together,
13:33 said the Lord, which have burned incense
13:36 upon the mountains
13:37 and blasphemed me upon the hills.
13:40 Therefore will I measure
13:41 their former work into their bosom.
13:44 Thus saith the Lord, as the new wine is found
13:48 in the cluster, and one saith,
13:51 destroy it not, for a blessing is in it.
13:54 So will I do for my servants' sakes,
13:57 that I may not destroy them all.
14:00 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
14:03 and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains.
14:07 And mine elect shall inherit it,
14:09 and my servants shall dwell there.
14:12 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks,
14:15 and the valley of Achor
14:17 a place for the herds to lie down,
14:20 for my people that have sought me.
14:22 But ye are they that forsake the Lord,
14:25 that forget my holy mountain,
14:26 that prepare a table for that troop,
14:29 and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
14:33 Therefore will I number you to the sword,
14:36 and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter."