Isaiah announces that God’s judgment will purify Israel and prepare his people to the coming messianic king and new Jerusalem.
Like Elijah, Jeremiah, and the other Prophets, Isaiah was called by God to deliver His messages to Israel for its welfare in the Book of Isaiah. But along with warnings against Israel's sin and rebellious ways came a message of hope in a new depth that would carry on for centuries after Isaiah's passing.
Read Scripture Part I
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Isaiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the first of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the book of Isaiah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
This hope would be embodied through God's Servant known as "Immanuel," who will one day establish a new Israel and God's Kingdom on the earth. Remarkably, Jesus does precisely that in His lifetime, fulfilling over 300 prophecies in Scripture that include intricate details of His death and resurrection foretold in Isaiah chapters 50 through 53.
Throughout the test of time, Isaiah's words have encouraged thousands of people who have suffered the drudgeries in this life while waiting for the Messiah to come in His first and second appearances everyone is counting on.
The Book of Genesis starts when God creates the heavens, earth, and all life. He creates humans in His own Image, then rests. Everything He made is good.
Garden of Eden
God puts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, depicting a perfect environment and relationship with God, and blesses them to rule the earth and create like He does.
God gives humans the ability to choose. A serpent tempts them to disobey God and sin contaminates humanity and creation. God prophesies redemption for humans.
Humans populate and become exceptionally corrupt. Heartbroken, God floods the whole earth. Noah builds an ark and is spared. God reinstates His covenant with Noah.
Scattering of Nations
People repopulate, create Babylon, and desire a great tower to make themselves famous. God scatters and confuses them with different languages before it is built.
Read Scripture Part II
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Isaiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the second of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the book of Isaiah, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
Isaiah and the Messianic KingTimothy Mackie
Reading the books of the biblical prophets is challenging. They’re written in ancient Hebrew poetry and narrative style, which is really different from modern poetry or narrative. Also, these books assume that the reader has a fairly good understanding of the final two centu...