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Sermons – Village Church Sydney
Don't turn to the nations | Isaiah 17:1-11 | Dominic Steele | Daily Bible Time | 9 August 2022

Sermons – Village Church Sydney

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


Oak Grove  Church
Comfort In God's Supremacy Over the Nations – Isaiah 40:9-17

Oak Grove Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022


“Comfort In God’s Supremacy Over the Nations – Isaiah 40:9-17” by Pastor Josh Brumbaugh on July 10, 2022 The post Comfort In God's Supremacy Over the Nations – Isaiah 40:9-17 appeared first on Oak Grove Church.

Pray the Word with David Platt
God's Purpose for the Nations (Isaiah 66:18–20)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 4:51


In this episode of Pray the Word on Isaiah 66:18–20, David Platt reminds us of the global scale of God's kingdom.

Chester ARP Devotional Podcast
The Light to the Nations -- Isaiah 42:5-9

Chester ARP Devotional Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 7:13


The Church of Christ is called to be a light to the Nations.

Off the Clock
A Light to the Nations (Isaiah 42:1-9)

Off the Clock

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 56:09


Dulin's Grove Church
Signal for the Nations | Isaiah 11:10

Dulin's Grove Church

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 21:51


Three Thoughts
How does God judge nations? - Isaiah 19:1-4

Three Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 5:45


How does God judge nations? In this devotional, I share three thoughts from Isaiah 19:1-4. 1. Religious failure. 2. Internal conflict. 3. Foolish leadership. These thoughts come from assigned reading - Isaiah 18-22. If you would like to read through the Bible with me you can do so by joining the Facebook group Through the Bible. Music provided by texasradiofish. All readings are from the ESV unless otherwise noted. Read this devotional's chapters here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+18-22&version=ESV Join Through the Bible here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/throughthebibletogether/ Watch more devotionals here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ2HW1s_Tp3amJY4Jj2QmZfFpvQAOcUOn Thanks for joining me as we read through the text of scripture together. #ThreeThoughts #ShortBibleLesson #DailyDevotional

York Evangelical Free Church
The Light for the Nations - Isaiah 49:1-13 - December 12, 2021

York Evangelical Free Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 38:50


Going into a dark room, the best tool for clarity is a properly working light and light switch. When God sent his Son, he sent Light incarnate, Jesus. And 700 years before he came to the earth, Isaiah wrote of him, of a servant like other servants, yet unlike any before or since. Join Pastor Aaron Fesenmeyer and York EFC as we seek light this Christmas season in Isaiah's "Servant Songs".

Sunset Bible Church
He is Lord of the Nations (Isaiah 15:1-23:18) - Isaiah: Hope in the God Who Saves

Sunset Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 48:34


Message from Matthew Richey on January 16, 2022

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Sermons
Jesus: Hope of the Nations Isaiah 42:1-9; Luke 1:5-17; Matthew 1:18-25) - Advent 2021

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021


Message from Terry Janke on December 19, 2021

Christ Community CU
The Hope For All Nations (Isaiah 11:1-10)

Christ Community CU

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 32:51


by Pat Froelich

Sermons – Redeemer Baptist Church
“God's People Have the Light to the Nations” Isaiah 49:1-26

Sermons – Redeemer Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021


Here's the main point, or the “big idea”: Jesus is the light of the world that makes us shine, overcomes the darkness of despair, and calls all to repentance. (1) Servant: God's Servant is Glorious Light (Isaiah 49:1-6)(2) People: Reflecting the Light of God's Glory (Isaiah 49:7-13)(3) Promise: The only thing that can overcome the…

MNC Fellowship
707 The Servant Who Startles Nations (Isaiah 53, pt. 2)

MNC Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 34:49


Why back up from Isaiah 53 and start talking about Isaiah 52? Listen to learn about Biblical chapter and verse divisions in history, and how these last few verses in "Isaiah 52" reveal an individual as the ultimate slave/servant of Yahweh. This lesson also centers in on how to translate a particular word from Hebrew to English.

Visions, Faith, and the Persecuted Church
#Behold the #Nations #Isaiah's #Prophetic #Book Pt106 on Battle Lines @WarnRadio

Visions, Faith, and the Persecuted Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 62:00


**Note** In observance of Yom Kipper and Tabernacles, our Battle lines Isaiah series shows will resume on this date 9/30/21 with this broadcast. Behold the Nations are compared to this Holy God. Thus, we find Isaiah's words to the Eternal God and scripture which denotes the separation of a Holy God from His creation of Man. Yet God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son to die for their sins. That is love. The same love of a Heavenly father for his children. Here we find Judah's relationship and chastisement. Go https://linktr.ee/warnradio more info. Behold the Nations are as a small drop of water. One small smidgin of water in the oceans of waters. This is the picture of all the nations, who are seen in Psalms two. The nations are raging, getting mad, and doing all they can to rid the planet of any #traceofGod, the #Lords #Savior, or the #SonofGod #JesusChrist. They also rage at those who follow the Lord and #preach the #gospel. In addition, the people are seen in this Psalms as imagining vain or useless things. Imagination that leads to the pit of hell. True #rebellion, yet #GodsLove sent a #redeeming cure for all this. His Son Jesus Christ, #Yeshua #HaMassiach came to #BeholdtheNations of men and die for their sins, then was #resurrected. He sits at the right #handofGod.  To get the Books from the Watchman Dana G Smith go to his website http://www.DanaGlennSmith.com

Visions Of the Time
#Behold the #Nations #Isaiah's #Prophetic #Book Pt106 on Battle Lines @WarnRadio

Visions Of the Time

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 61:16


Behold the Nations are as a small drop of water. One small smidgin of water in the oceans of waters. This is the picture of all the nations, who are seen in Psalms two. The nations are raging, getting mad, and doing all they can to rid the planet of any #traceofGod, the #Lords #Savior, or the #SonofGod #JesusChrist. They also rage at those who follow the Lord and #preach the #gospel. In addition, the people are seen in this Psalms as imagining vain or useless things. Imagination that leads to the pit of hell. True #rebellion, yet #GodsLove sent a #redeeming cure for all this. His Son Jesus Christ, #Yeshua #HaMassiach came to #BeholdtheNations of men and die for their sins, then was #resurrected. He sits at the right #handofGod. More info Go https://linktr.ee/warnradio more info To get the Books from the Watchman Dana G Smith go to his website http://www.DanaGlennSmith.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wibr-visions/support

Woodmont Baptist Church
9-12-2021 I Will Make You as a Light for the Nations

Woodmont Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 34:40


September 12, 2021 I Will Make You as a Light for the Nations (Isaiah 49:1-50:3)Sermon Series: The Book of Isaiah: God's Heart to Rescue & Restore September's theme: “I Need a Hero: The One Who Comes to Rescue” Nathan Parker, Senior Pastor Woodmont Baptist Church

Antioch Presbyterian Church Sermon of the Week
"Our Redeemer, Light to the Nations" (Isaiah 49:1-13) - Mr. Zachary Groff

Antioch Presbyterian Church Sermon of the Week

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 45:39


This sermon was delivered on September 12, 2021 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Ministerial Assistant Zachary Groff delivered this sermon entitled “Our Redeemer, Light to the Nations” on Isaiah 49:1-13. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at info@antiochpca.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/antiochpca/message

Redeemer Baptist Church
A Light for the Nations (Isaiah 49:1-7)

Redeemer Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 46:28


Thomasville church of Christ
The Light to the Nations - Isaiah 49:1-6

Thomasville church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 13:26


The gospel is for all people of all ethnicities. God is not far from anyone. This message draws from Isaiah 49:1-6 to observe these predictions of God's Servant who is born in the womb to be a light to the nations. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/church-of-christ/support

Risen Hope Church
The Sovereign God's Persistent Plan to Save Nations - Isaiah

Risen Hope Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 27:58


Redeemer Winchester Talks
Lord of the Nations | Isaiah 13:1-14:2

Redeemer Winchester Talks

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 33:00


Sermons from FBC
Making Disciples in All of the Nations (Isaiah 56:1-8)

Sermons from FBC

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 29:46


Making Disciples in All of the Nations  (Isaiah 56:1-8)Prepare the Way of the Lord! :: A study of IsaiahSunday Message recorded 02 May 2021by Pastor Victor MorrisonFirst Baptist Church1700 MilamColumbus, TX, USA 78934http://fbccolumbustx.org/

Woodmont Baptist Church
4-18-2021 The Hand that is Stretched Out Over All the Nations

Woodmont Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 35:16


4-18-2021 The Hand that is Stretched Out Over All the Nations (Isaiah 13:1-20:6) 2021 Sermon Series: The Book of Isaiah: God's Heart to Rescue & Restore April Sermon Series: “God of the Nations: The Sovereignty of God in all the World.” Nathan Parker, Senior Pastor Woodmont Baptist Church

Montmorency Community Church
God is the Master of the Nations - Isaiah 13v1 - 14v2(Raff Curci)

Montmorency Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 34:31


Sabbath School
12.DESIRE OF NATIONS - ISAIAH | Pastor Kurt Piesslinger, M.A.

Sabbath School

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 32:47


Series ISAIAH with Pastor Kurt Piesslinger, M.A. 12.DESIRE OF NATIONS Jesus has got all the answers for all problems for all peoples on this planet. Memory Text: Isaiah 60:3 - The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Content: 12.1 The Effects Of Sin 12.2 Who Is Forgiven? 12.3 Universal Appeal 12.4 “The Year Of The LORD's Favor” 12.5 “The Day Of Vengeance Of Our God” 12.6 Summary We would like to thank the artist Maximilian Jantscher for his permission to use his paintings for the series ISAIAH. Contact: Email: artgallery3000@gmx.at Website: akm777.at My God bless you today and always. For video recording: vimeo.com/523347145

3ABN Sabbath School Panel
Q1 LS. 12 - Desire of Nations (Isaiah)

3ABN Sabbath School Panel

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 58:14


Sabbath School panel discussion and insight by 3ABN pastors and teachers. This podcast episode follows 2021 quarter 1, lesson 12 of the adult Bible study guide book. This quarter's book topic is “Isaiah” and this week's Sabbath School lesson is titled “Desire of Nations”. Join us every week for a fresh and relevant study of the word of God. Reading: Isaiah 59; Isa. 59:15–21; Isa. 60:1, 2; Isaiah 61; Isa. 61:2. Memory Text: “The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising” (Isaiah 60:3, NKJV). (March 13–March 19)3:23​ Sunday (Ryan Day) - “The Effects of Sin”15:01​ Monday (John Dinzey) - “Who Is Forgiven?”25:41​ Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Universal Appeal”35:55​ Wednesday (John Lomacang) - "The Year of the LORD'S Favor"45:55​ Thursday (Shelley Quinn) - "The Day of Vengeance of Our God"Sabbath School Website: www.3ABNSabbathSchoolPanel.comQuestions or Comments? Email us at mail@3abn.orgDonate: https://3abn.org/donate-quick.html

Believes Unasp - Sabbath School
911 - Sabbath School - 31.Jan Sun

Believes Unasp - Sabbath School

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 13:36


Doom on the Nations(Isaiah 13)Isaiah 13:1 has a heading that names Isaiah as the author (compareIsa. 1:1, Isa. 2:1); it seems, also, to begin a new section of his book.Chapters 13–23 contain oracles of judgment against various nations.Let’s take a look.Why do the prophecies against the nations begin with Babylon?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________Isaiah 10:5–34 already had announced judgment against Assyria,which posed the greatest danger in Isaiah’s day. While Isaiah 14:24–27briefly reiterates the Lord’s plan to break Assyria, chapters 13–23 dealmainly with other threats, Babylon being the most important.Endowed with a rich and ancient cultural, religious, and political legacy,Babylon later emerged as the superpower that conquered and exiled Judah.But from the human perspective of Isaiah’s time, it would not have beenreadily apparent that Babylon would threaten God’s people. During muchof Isaiah’s ministry, Assyria dominated Babylon. From 728 b.c., whenTiglath-pileser III took Babylon and was proclaimed king of Babylonunder the throne name Pulu (or Pul; see 2 Kings 15:19, 1 Chron. 5:26),Assyrian kings retook Babylon several times (710 b.c., 702 b.c., 689 b.c.,and 648 b.c.). Babylon, however, eventually would become the great super-power in the region, the power that would destroy the Judaean kingdom.Read through Isaiah 13. Notice how strong the language is. Whydoes a loving God do these things, or allow these things to hap-pen? Certainly some innocent people will suffer, as well, wouldn’tthey? (Isa. 13:16.) How do we understand this action by God?What should these texts, and all the texts in the Bible that talkabout God’s anger and wrath against sin and evil, tell us aboutthe egregious nature of sin and evil? Isn’t the mere fact that aGod of love would respond this way enough evidence to showus just how bad sin is? We have to remember that this is Jesusspeaking these warnings through Isaiah, the same Jesus whoforgave, healed, pleaded with, and admonished sinners to repent.In your own mind, how have you come to understand this aspectof a loving God’s character? Ask yourself this question, as well:Could not this wrath actually stem from His love? If so, how so?Or, look at it from another perspective, that of the Cross, whereJesus Himself, bearing the sins of the world, suffered worse thananyone else ever has suffered, even those “innocents” who suf-fered because of the sins of the nation. How does the suffering ofChrist on the cross help answer these difficult questions?

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast
1st Prayer Watch this evening (6-9 p.m. or a.m.) Intended for Holy Spirit Filled Intercessors Around the World: Let Us Unite to Pray on One Accord in Our Secret Place

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 13:57


Shalom fam! 1st Prayer Watch this evening (6-9 p.m. or a.m.) Intended for Holy Spirit Filled Intercessors Around the World: Let Us Unite to Pray on One Accord in Our Secret Place. Let Us Flow in the life and spirit of Isaiah 62 united people of God. Targeted Scripture(s) for Intercessory Prayer: Psalm 51:17, John 16:33, 2 Timothy 1:7   Targeted Scripture(s) to Pray, Declare, and Decree Over the Nations: Isaiah 30:15, Hebrews 4:10   Praise, Worship, & Meditation: Have My Heart (feat. Chandler Moore & Chris Brown) - Maverick City | TRIBL - YouTube

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast
4th Prayer Watch: Intercession for the United States of America & God' s Faithful Witnesses

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 15:36


4th Prayer Watch (3-6 a.m. or p.m. if you so choose) Intended for Holy Spirit Filled Intercessors Around the World: Let Us Unite to Pray on One Accord in Our Secret Place.  Let Us Flow in the life and spirit of Job 38:12 united people of God.         ~ We Are Faithful Witnesses of Jesus Christ in Spirit and Truth ~ Targeted Scripture(s) for Intercessory Prayer: Psalm 89:37, Philippians 3:20-21, Genesis 18, Galatians3:29, Romans 8:16-17,28, 1 John 4:17, Colossians 3:3, Ephesians 2:4-7, Romans 12:2, 1 Corinthians 2:16, Hebrews 4: 9-10,16, Ezekiel 18:32, Psalm 31:24   Targeted Scripture(s) to Pray, Declare, and Decree Over the Nations: Isaiah 59   Praise, Worship, & Meditation: So Will I (100 Billion X) Official Lyric Video - Hillsong UNITED - YouTube  

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast
4th Prayer Watch (3-6 a.m. or p.m. if you so choose) Intended for Holy Spirit Filled Intercessors Around the World: Let Us Unite to Pray on One Accord in Our Secret Place.

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 6:49


Shalom fam! 4th Prayer Watch (3-6 a.m. or p.m. if you so choose) Intended for Holy Spirit Filled Intercessors Around the World: Let Us Unite to Pray on One Accord in Our Secret Place.  Let Us Flow in the life and spirit of Job 38:12 united people of God.    Targeted Scripture(s) for Intercessory Prayer: Isaiah 50:4, Psalm 5:3   Targeted Scripture(s) to Pray, Declare, and Decree Over the Nations: Isaiah 50:4, Psalm 5:3, Psalm 91, Psalm 23:6, Isaiah 58:8   Praise, Worship, & Meditation Communion (feat. Steffany Gretzinger and Brandon Lake from Bethel Music) - Maverick City | TRIBL - YouTube

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast
2nd Prayer Watch

Fruit of the Kingdom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 7:29


Shalom fam. 2nd Prayer Watch this evening (12-1 a.m.) Intended for Holy Spirit Filled Intercessors Around the World: Let Us Unite to Pray on One Accord in Our Secret Place.  Let Us Flow in the life and spirit of Isaiah 62 united people of God. *Please pray in your secret place during our prayer watches-especially this prayer watch given we will pray in and with Holy Spirit through the gift of tongues. In one voice and sound we will engage Holy Spirit in our secret place to pray and intercede according to his will, way, and purpose for his kingdom come and will be done on earth as in heaven to God be the glory in Jesus name.  Targeted Scripture(s) for Intercessory Prayer: Psalm 89:13-15 in concert Joel 2 ~Psalm 89: 13-15: “Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.  Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.” Targeted Scripture(s) to Pray, Declare, and Decree Over the Nations: Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 42:6, Matthew 5:6 ~ Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear for I am with you; do not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV) ~Isaiah 42:6: “I, the Lord have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.  I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles.” ~Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Praise, Worship, & Meditation: “The King Is Among Us,” by Elevation Worship The King is Among us with lyrics by Elevation Worship - YouTube

Sermons – Living Hope Church
Light of the Nations – Isaiah 49:6

Sermons – Living Hope Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2021


The post Light of the Nations – Isaiah 49:6 appeared first on Living Hope Church.

Sermons and Audio of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago
A Light for the Nations, Isaiah 60:1-9

Sermons and Audio of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2021 17:16


The streamed service is available directly on Youtube herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X42taP82YEw Follow the order of worship below along with streamed service above. Feel free to view the order online or download it here. EpiphanySunday_010321

Verity Ed
Celebrating the “O Antiphons” at Home during Advent - Verity Ed - Catholic Moms Club

Verity Ed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 7:18


Today I'm going to talk with you about how we celebrate the “O Antiphons” in our house as a part of our Advent practice! SCRIPTURAL BASIS OF THE O ANTIPHONS: O Sapientia (O Wisdom): Isaiah 11:2–3; 28:29. O Adonai (O Lord): Isaiah 11:4–5; 33:22. O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse): Isaiah 1:1; 11:10. O Clavis David (O Key of David): Isaiah 9:6; 22:22. O Oriens (O Rising Sun): Isaiah 9:1. O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations): Isaiah 9:5; 2:4. O Emmanuel (God with us): Isaiah 7:14 HELPFUL RESOURCES: O Come, O Come Emmanuel: Lyrics in English (with Recording): https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/christmas/lyrics-o-come-o-come-emmanuel-origins/ Veni, Veni Emmanuel: Lyrics in English and Latin (side by side): https://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Hymni/VeniEmm.html Veni, Veni Emmanuel: Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR-oUzimkLI My goal is to help other parents reclaim their role as primary educators of their children. If you're new to homeschooling, just want some fresh ideas, parent community, and are ready to reboot your family culture, then please join us. Hit subscribe and visit our website, http://verityed.com, where you can download my free eBook, Outside the Box: Reclaiming Education in the Home Website: verityed.com - http://verityed.com Youtube: Verity Ed - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTf27-n8UbE6L7LHYdPc2w/ Instagram: @verityed - https://www.instagram.com/verity_ed/ Facebook: @verityed - https://www.facebook.com/VerityEd Also, check out Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/verityed): Great content takes time and resources, and YOU can join an exclusive group of supporters with access to special content. Check out my free eBook! (https://www.verityed.com/free-ebook-outside-the-box-reclaiming-education-at-home ) A lot of great content coming: how to get started homeschooling, how to transition, product reviews, book reviews, mindset, self-development, improving family life, parenting, curriculum design course. We have great videos in the works for you. Interviews with top-notch moms and dads who have really built families where their kids are getting TRUE education for life. There has never been a more exciting time to think “outside the box” in education! My passion is to give other parents the tools to educate life-long learners--children who have time to be free, to play, to enthuse, to encounter the world, and to learn how to learn more. I hope you'll join us! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/erika239/support

Clumsy Theosis
O Antiphons of Advent

Clumsy Theosis

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 17:10


What has the Church been praying every December 17th-23rd since the eighth century? The O Antiphons—seven prayers, full of prophetic titles and Old Testament imagery of the Messiah, Jesus the Christ. Plus! From first to last, they climb climatically through salvation history. Listen as Richaél Lucero delves into the hopeful anticipation of the O Antiphons. You'll also get some pointers to help you lean into them this Advent and a free downloadable sheet. SHOW NOTES: —DONATE! Become a patron: www.patreon.com/clumsytheosis —Email list sign up: eepurl.com/gItxjH —Download the O Antiphon info sheet: https://wp.me/p7RT88-Km —Scriptures referenced: Passages from Isaiah where each “O” invocation comes from. O Wisdom-Isaiah 28:29 O Sacred Lord-Isaiah 33:22 O Root of Jesse-Isaiah 11:10 O Key of David-Isaiah 22:22 O Rising Sun-Isaiah 60:18-20 O King of Nations-Isaiah 2:4 O Emmanuel-Isaiah 7:14 —Books referenced: “He Cometh” by Fr. William J. McGarry https://www.amazon.com/He-Cometh-Devotion-Liturgy-Advent/dp/1258202433 SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram— www.instagram.com/clumsytheosis/ Twitter— twitter.com/ClumsyTheosis Facebook— www.facebook.com/clumsytheosis VISIT MY WEBSITE: www.clumsytheosis.net

Trinity Church Victor Harbor
The Lord is King #7 - The Mission of the Lord: The hope of the nations’ (Isaiah 13-20)

Trinity Church Victor Harbor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2020 27:48


Travel broadens the mind The fate of the nations Isa 13-23 is a series of prophecies about a group of nations What will happen to them? God will destroy them Why? Because they are proud How can God hold them responsible? The hope of the nations ‘Hope notes’ in Isa 13-23 But now in Christ . . . Our world is needy. How can we help? Start locally Think globally Pray Pay Go

Trinity Church Victor Harbor
The Lord is King #7 - The Mission of the Lord: The hope of the nations’ (Isaiah 13-20)

Trinity Church Victor Harbor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2020 26:56


Travel broadens the mind The fate of the nations Isa 13-23 is a series of prophecies about a group of nations What will happen to them? God will destroy them Why? Because they are proud How can God hold them responsible? The hope of the nations ‘Hope notes’ in Isa 13-23 But now in Christ . . . Our world is needy. How can we help? Start locally Think globally Pray Pay Go

Calvary Chapel Pasadena Podcast
God Judges Nations (Isaiah 3:1-4:1) - Xavier Ries

Calvary Chapel Pasadena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020


Thursday Evening Bible Study

Eastbridge Podcast
The Lord of All Nations - Isaiah 13-14; 21; 23

Eastbridge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 44:30


Isaiah 13-14; 21; 23 “The Lord of All Nations” Introduction: I. The Fullness of Divine Control (13:6-11, 19-22; 14:24-27) II. The Fury of Divine Consequences (13:4c-5; 6b, 8, 13; 14:23; 17:13) III. The Features of Human Culpability (13:11; 14:11; 16:6; 23:9; Rev. 18) IV. The Firmness of Divine Compassion (14:1-2; Rev. 19:6-8)

The Broken Loaf Podcast
#1044, Enraged against all nations, Isaiah 34.1-2

The Broken Loaf Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 3:16


The UnSafe Bible
Africa? Nope, The Nations! - Isaiah 17:12-19:4 - Pastor Ken Brown

The UnSafe Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2020 65:35


 Isaiah 17:12-19:4 - Africa? Nope, The Nations! Notes: https://www.theunsafebible.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Africa-Notes.pdfPastor Ken BrownSupport the show (https://pushpay.com/g/theunsafebible)

Downtown Church: Memphis, TN
YHWH Saves: The Supremacy Of God Over The Nations - Isaiah 24-27 - Michael Rhodes - July 12, 2020

Downtown Church: Memphis, TN

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2020 33:40


YHWH Saves: The Supremacy Of God Over The Nations - Isaiah 24-27 - Michael Rhodes - July 12, 2020

The UnSafe Bible
A Manifesto Against the Nations - Isaiah 13:1-13 - Pastor Ken Brown

The UnSafe Bible

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2020 72:53


 Isaiah 13:1-13 - A Manifesto Against the Nations Notes: https://www.theunsafebible.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/A-Manifesto-Against-the-Nations-Notes.pdfPastor Ken BrownSupport the show (https://pushpay.com/g/theunsafebible)

Trumpet Hour
#491: Week in Review: Italy’s Distress Could Transform Europe, America’s Emerging Federal Police Force, and Much More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2020 55:54


Europe is changing dramatically in response to the coronavirus, possibly one of the most important effects to emerge from this global crisis. Italy is the hardest-hit European nation—and it is receiving help from an interesting source: China. America is pulling out of Iraq. Concerns are growing as the lockdown over coronavirus gets stricter and stricter. Amid concerns that these measures violate Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, the government is taking stronger steps to enforce quarantine. We also give an update on Israel’s forming a unity government, Asian nations uniting, and more. LinksTransforming Europe “Coronavirus Brings the EU Its First Dictator”TRENDS: “Why the Trumpet Watches Europe’s Ongoing Unification Project”China Helps Italy“China, Italy and Coronavirus: Laying the Foundation for the ‘Mart of Nations’” Isaiah’s End-Time VisionAmerica Pulls Out of Iraq“America Signals Retreat in Iraq”America Lockdown“America Has Been ‘Fundamentally Transformed’”Israel’s Government“The Prophecy That Explains the World”Asia Uniting“China and India: Camaraderie in the Time of Coronavirus”Russia and China in Prophecy

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) - Hinsdale, IL
A Light for the Nations - Isaiah 49.1-13 - 3-8-20 Service

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) - Hinsdale, IL

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020 34:47


A Light for the Nations - Isaiah 49.1-13 - 3-8-20 Service by Trinity Hinsdale

Sermons - Trinity Community Church
The Sovereignty of God Over the Nations (Isaiah 13-14)

Sermons - Trinity Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2020


ECC Sermons
The Promise of Hope: “Hope for the Nations” Isaiah 49:1-13 (Audio)

ECC Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2019


The final sermon in our series, "The Promise of Hope."

Sermons - Christ Church ABQ
A Light For the Nations [Isaiah 42:1-9]

Sermons - Christ Church ABQ

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2019 38:50


Full Liturgy (12.22.19)

Visions, Faith, and the Persecuted Church
Rushing of Nations Isaiah's Prophetic Book Pt28 on Battle Lines

Visions, Faith, and the Persecuted Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 60:00


Rushing of Nations Isaiah's Prophetic Book Pt28 on Battle Lines | www.warn-usa.com | WIBR/WARN Rushing of Nations - Today as we finish the prophecy or edict concerning Damascus there are many prophetic truths that lie therein. One day the nations of men, the rebellion in the hearts of people, and the redeemed will all be at that great day. The time of which, accounts shall be settled. Before that time, the nations of men rush to the end of days and the judgment thereof paying no heed to the current warnings given. However in this, there is redemption through Jesus Christ. It is this hope that delivers us from the second death and leads us into the Kingdom of God. Go to https://linktr.ee/warnradio for more info To get the Books from the Watchman Dana G Smith go to his website http://www.DanaGlennSmith.com Rushing of Nations - Isaiah is one of the most prophetic and metaphoric works in scripture today. Although, a long time ago, we find out that in the nations of men and women; the evil that pulls us from the Lord God has not changed. While the covenant in Isaiah day was from the Sinai covenant and the Abrahamic covenant; there are many things that speak to us. We are in the days of the new covenant and the Spiritual Israel. A calling to Israel of old and a message to the gentiles to come to him; we can find all of it in this book. Behind it is Mercy, Salvation, and the Day of the Lord.

Talkin’ Truth Ministries
Salvation For All Nations(Isaiah 56)

Talkin’ Truth Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 5:10


Salvation For All Nations

St Philips Eastwood Anglican Church
God of all Nations | Isaiah 57

St Philips Eastwood Anglican Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 22:15


Trumpet Hour
#459: Week in Review: Britain Votes for Brexit Again, Israel to Hold Elections, China’s Modern ‘Suez Canal,’ and More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 56:07


British voters handed Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party its most overwhelming majority since the days of Margaret Thatcher, a strong message that they want to get Brexit done. Israeli leaders were unable to form a government and are heading this spring into their third election within one year. China has just opened a critical high-speed rail through Turkey that facilitates trade with Europe. Some are calling this historic accomplishment “the Suez Canal of our time.” The Washington Post published a devastating report on nearly two decades of government documents exposing the profound failure of America’s war in Afghanistan. We also talk about joint military exercises between Russia and India, Angela Merkel’s warning to Germany from Auschwitz, and a report on the massiveness of America’s debt. Links Britain Votes for Brexit “Boris Johnson Wins Big in Britain—What’s Next?” “Can President Trump Get Control of His Own Divided Government?” Russia Collusion—Again “The U.S. Government Is at War With Itself” Israel to Hold Elections “The Danger in Division” China’s Modern Suez Canal “China Opens ‘Suez Canal of Our Era’” “The Great ‘Mart of Nations’” Isaiah’s End-Time Vision America’s War in Afghanistan “The Head of the Snake” Russia-India Joint Military Exercises “Largest Election in History Means India Will Turn Further Toward Russia” Merkel’s Last Warning to Germany “Angela Merkel’s Final Warning to Germany?” “Angela Merkel’s Historic Holocaust Speech (But Does the Pope Agree?)” America’s Monumental Debt “The Biggest Threat to America’s National Security”

Visions, Faith, and the Persecuted Church
Rushing of Nations Isaiah's Prophetic Book Pt28 on Battle Lines

Visions, Faith, and the Persecuted Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2019 60:00


Rushing of Nations Isaiah's Prophetic Book Pt28 on Battle Lines | www.warn-usa.com | WIBR/WARN Rushing of Nations - Today as we finish the prophecy or edict concerning Damascus there are many prophetic truths that lie therein. One day the nations of men, the rebellion in the hearts of people, and the redeemed will all be at that great day. The time of which, accounts shall be settled. Before that time, the nations of men rush to the end of days and the judgment thereof paying no heed to the current warnings given. However in this, there is redemption through Jesus Christ. It is this hope that delivers us from the second death and leads us into the Kingdom of God. Go to https://linktr.ee/warnradio for more info To get the Books from the Watchman Dana G Smith go to his website http://www.DanaGlennSmith.com Rushing of Nations - Isaiah is one of the most prophetic and metaphoric works in scripture today. Although, a long time ago, we find out that in the nations of men and women; the evil that pulls us from the Lord God has not changed. While the covenant in Isaiah day was from the Sinai covenant and the Abrahamic covenant; there are many things that speak to us. We are in the days of the new covenant and the Spiritual Israel. A calling to Israel of old and a message to the gentiles to come to him; we can find all of it in this book. Behind it is Mercy, Salvation, and the Day of the Lord.

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) - Hinsdale, IL
A Vision of the Nations - Isaiah 15.1-16.5 - 11-3-19 Service

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) - Hinsdale, IL

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2019 35:53


A Vision of the Nations - Isaiah 15.1-16.5 - 11-3-19 Service by Trinity Hinsdale

Trumpet Hour
#447: Week in Review: Another British Election Coming, 'Deep State' Exposed, Russian Sub Threat, and More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2019 52:21


Deadlocked with Brexit, Britain has decided to hold another general election on December 12. Campaigning now begins for what is called the most uncertain election in UK history. Bible prophecy supplies some certainty as to how it will play out. As the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump proceeds, more people are not only acknowledging the existence of the "deep state" in America, they are boasting that it is an essential safeguard for the American republic. America decided to cut military aid to Lebanon, a move that puts more pressure on Hezbollah amid anti-government protests there. Russia sent submarines into the North Atlantic in provocative drills larger than any since the Cold War. We also talk about mass protests in Iraq, military cooperation between Germany and the U.S., and even greater cooperation between Europe and Japan. Links [0:54] Another British Election Coming (8 minutes) “Why the Trumpet Watches the UK’s Break From Europe” [9:02] Deep State Exposed (10 minutes) “America’s Coming Civil War” “Is the ‘Deep State’ Real?” America Under Attack [19:31] America’s Response to Anti-government Protests in Lebanon (7 minutes) “Why You Need to Watch Lebanon” VIDEO: “A Second ‘Cedar Revolution’ in Lebanon?” AUDIO: “Will Hezbollah’s Hold on Power Survive the Mass Protests in Lebanon?” [26:26] Russian Sub Threat (6 minutes) “The Crimean Crisis Is Reshaping Europe!” [32:53] Mass Protests in Iraq (5 minutes) “America’s Greatest Defeat—Iran’s Victory” The King of the South [38:27] U.S. Forges New Military Partnership With Germany (5 minutes) “Germany and America Forge Ambitious Military Partnership” Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet [43:31] EU Forges New Military Partnership With Japan (4 minutes) “The Great ‘Mart of Nations’” Isaiah’s End-Time Vision [48:07] South Africa Drought (3 minutes) “South Africa Suffers Worst Drought in 1,000 Years” Why ‘Natural’ Disasters?

Shwabe's Bible Cast
Why God Will Judge The Nations Isaiah 15

Shwabe's Bible Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2019 52:40


From Isaiah 15-23 there are messages given to various national players, these nations are being addressed by the prophet Isaiah because the God of heaven has determined. All of these nations that God is speaking about have had some relationship to Israel. Good, bad, or ugly. Neighborhood or surrounding Israel. The reason they’re in the Bible is because they had some dealing with Israel. The second thing we see is that God judges nations. The Bible tells us that the God of the Bible will one day judge all nations of the earth. We are going to be looking at why God must judge the nations. Every nation has its history and every nation has its origin, the Bible teaches us that God has established nations. And according to the Bible He has predetermined their rise and their fall. God knew the rise of America and He knows the fall of America. America will fall. Every nation has its beginning, its peak and its failure. God judges nations. Billy Graham was quoted as saying, if God doesn’t judge America he has to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. So we have to try and understand where we’re going as a nation and how does it affect you as a Christian if the Lord doesn’t come back soon? Website: Biblecast.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biblecast3/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/Biblecast3 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Underground-For-Christ-380667739201086/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel&eid=ARD8FgAjOlgNaxYdgBawYfctHxziMxQXdxFItEAqVlNn9SFg0Zx2T1VBox2rjUD_S0XN-cRf_4WHaYAe

Capitol Hill Baptist Church
Isaac Adams - The Future of the Nations (Isaiah 19:1-25)

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2019


Title: The Future of the Nations Preacher: Isaac Adams Series: God and the Nations Passage: Isaiah 19:1-25

Capitol Hill Baptist Church
Isaac Adams - The Future of the Nations (Isaiah 19:1-25)

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2019


Title: The Future of the Nations Preacher: Isaac Adams Series: God and the Nations Passage: Isaiah 19:1-25

Judgment and Hope: Isaiah for Today
Session 3: An Indictment on the Nations (Isaiah 1-6)

Judgment and Hope: Isaiah for Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2019 60:38


In this teaching, we get into the meat of the prophecy, considering chaps 1-6 and God's lawsuit against Judah and Jerusalem. What does that have to do with us? Actually a lot!

Judgment and Hope: Isaiah for Today
Session 5: A Forecast for the Nations (Isaiah 13-23)

Judgment and Hope: Isaiah for Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2019 62:48


Pepperell Christian Fellowship Sermons
The God of the Nations

Pepperell Christian Fellowship Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2019 42:04


The God of the Nations Isaiah 14:24-16:14 Pastor Stephen Witmer

New City Fellowship Sermons
A House of Prayer for All Nations | Isaiah 56:1-8

New City Fellowship Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2019 45:59


Is prayer about a method? Or a commitment? Or perseverance? Looking at Isaiah 56, Pastor Gordon says that prayer starts with, and is first and foremost about, God's intimate terms with us. Long before we open our mouths in prayer, the Spirit and the Son are already praying for us. When we understand this, we pray.   Follow New City Fellowship: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewCityHH/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/newcityhh Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newcityhh/ Follow Pastor John: http://twitter.com/JohnHoumes Help Support New City: http://www.newcityhh.com/give/

AUDIO - Twin Cities Church
12/30/18: The Hope of the Nations (Isaiah 52:13-54:8)

AUDIO - Twin Cities Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2018 29:05


CPC New Haven Podcast
Ancient Prayers Answered: O Root of Jesse, The Hope of the Nations

CPC New Haven Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2018


[Advent 2018] Ancient Prayers Answered: O Root of Jesse, The Hope of the Nations (Isaiah 11:1-12, Romans 15:7-13) - Rev. Preston Graham

St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Bowling Green, Ohio
Narrative Lectionary Light to the Nations Isaiah 42:1-9

St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Bowling Green, Ohio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2018 24:30


Bethany Church
A Light For the Nations (Isaiah 49:1-13)

Bethany Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2018 43:07


Bethany Church
A Light For the Nations (Isaiah 49:1-13)

Bethany Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2018 43:07


This morning we look at the 2nd of 4 Servant Songs in the book of Isaiah by entering into a cosmic conversation between God the Father and The Servant. We will see that the Servant's mission pointed Isaiah's contemporaries to a future deliverance from a problem even greater than their Babylonian captivity – the problem of separation from God. We look at THREE CHORDS of the song today that point us to Advent.

New City Fellowship Dallas
The Wealth of Nations (Isaiah 61)

New City Fellowship Dallas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2018 27:59


Rev. Robbie Mills Sermon delivered to the November 2018 meeting of North Texas Presbytery.

Campden Baptist Church
United Nations | Isaiah 2:1-23 | 1 July 2018 | Philip Deller | PM | Isaiah

Campden Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2018 26:06


United Nations Isaiah 2:1-23 01 Jul 2018 Philip Deller PM Isaiah

Pray the Word with David Platt
#178 – Among All Nations (Isaiah 66:18)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2018 4:10


We pray, give, go, and live toward seeing God's salvation known among all nations because we know that's where all history is headed.

Pray the Word with David Platt
#155 – God's Gracious Call to the Nations (Isaiah 45:22)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2018 3:34


Citizens Church SF - Teaching
O King of Nations (Isaiah 19)

Citizens Church SF - Teaching

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2017 45:32


In our sixth Advent sermon in Isaiah, Pastor Dave considers the Oracles to the Nations. Why are they important? The prophet is reminding us that, although we are vulnerable, God is King. And although we are sinners, God will redeem.

Park Hills Baptist Church
God Will Humble the Great Nations (Isaiah 13:1-14:27)

Park Hills Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2017


Emmanuel Church Wimbledon
4. The worship of the nations, Isaiah 66 (Isaiah 66)

Emmanuel Church Wimbledon

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2016 24:00


The four last things - Isaiah 64-66 (6pm)

Bloomfield Baptist Church
A House of Prayer for All Nations | Isaiah 56:1-8

Bloomfield Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2016 35:11


Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas
A House of Prayer for All Nations (Isaiah 56:3-8)

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2016


The post A House of Prayer for All Nations (Isaiah 56:3-8) appeared first on Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas.

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas
A House of Prayer for All Nations (Isaiah 56:3-8)

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2016


The post A House of Prayer for All Nations (Isaiah 56:3-8) appeared first on Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas.

Bethel Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE
LORD of the Nations (Isaiah 14:24-20:6)

Bethel Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2015 44:56


Dillon Community Church Sunday Sermons
The Lord Speaks - The Lord Blesses the Nations Isaiah 2

Dillon Community Church Sunday Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2015 39:20


Faith Baptist Church Hermantown
Ultimate Victory! Isaiah 17-19

Faith Baptist Church Hermantown

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2015 44:01


Isaiah Sermon Series--Ultimate Victory! "Jesus--Lord Over all of the Nations" Isaiah 17-19

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Sermons
House of Prayer for All Nations - Isaiah 56:7; Mark 11:17 - Christmas 2014

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2014 38:03


Sermon No. 2 in the 2014 Christmas Series of Sermons

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Sermons
Justice to the Nations - Isaiah 42:1; Matthew 12:15-21 - Christmas 2014

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2014 33:50


First sermon in the 2014 Christmas Series - Jesus: Hope of the Nations.

Two Journeys
Christ Unveiled as Restorer for Israel and Light for the Nations (Isaiah Sermon 57 of 81)

Two Journeys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2014


Isaiah 49: One of the Greatest Missionary Chapters So we come to Isaiah 49, and we come to one of the greatest missionary chapters in the Bible, for it takes us into the secret counsels of Almighty God, the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...

Two Journeys Sermons
Christ Unveiled as Restorer for Israel and Light for the Nations (Isaiah Sermon 57 of 81) (Audio)

Two Journeys Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2014


Isaiah 49: One of the Greatest Missionary Chapters So we come to Isaiah 49, and we come to one of the greatest missionary chapters in the Bible, for it takes us into the secret counsels of Almighty God, the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the discussion that they have, the Father and the Son have had for the extension of the glory of God to the ends of the earth. That's a missionary theme. Here, God the Father tells the Son that it's not enough glory for him just to save the Jews. We're going to talk about that. Now, that mission is unspeakably glorious. The restoration of the Jewish nation, unspeakably glorious, unspeakably difficult, but it is given to Jesus to do it, and I praise God for that, but it's not enough. It's insufficient glory. God has commanded Jesus Christ also be the light for the Gentiles, that He may bring God's salvation to every tribe and language and people and nation. So at present, the glory of Jesus is indescribable, He sits at the right hand of Almighty God in radiant glory and the kingdom is advancing, but I say to you that his glory is insufficient at present time. It's not enough. And I yearn to just kindle inside my heart and your hearts a desire for greater glory for Jesus. Amen? You want to see more glory for Him. You want to revere Him more yourself than you ever have before. And you want to see more people brought into the kingdom. And so, my desire is to do that through Isaiah 49, to say, "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." Meditate on that, what can we do to God to make him bigger? Answer, nothing. He's already infinite, but let us magnify Him together, because he is too small in our own hearts, He's too small in this church, He's too small in our community, in our nation, and in our world. And so we want to see His glory extended, we want to see more and more glory coming. This chapter also brings us face-to-face, as a sub-theme, to the constant disappointment that laborers will have concerning the Kingdom of God, about that very smallness. The fact that we look at it, and it just seems so disappointing, and so discouraging. And to face that discouragement head-on, as I think Jesus does in this text, and to say, "Yes. At present, it's small. It seems to be insufficient, but God is at work and the end will be glorious, and that we have to face that. Now, we could say, like it says in verse 4, "I have labored to no purpose, I have spent my strength in vain, and for nothing." We're going to feel that. Yet, the reward is in God's hand, and it's going to come. And so, I just meditated much on this "too small" theme, "too small." It is too small a thing for Christ to save the Jews alone. Later in the text, Zion is going to say that the physical city of Jerusalem is too small for all the people that are coming, it's too small for all the work that God is doing to the ends of the earth. Amen? That earthly Jerusalem is too small, God has something bigger planned, a new Jerusalem. And we're going to talk about all of that. So, enough introduction, we have 26 verses to get through. That's a minute and 41 seconds per verse, alright? So let's go, and you're shaking your head, but I'm going to do it, I promise. We're going to get through all 26 verses, so buckle your seat belts. Here we go. I. Christ Unveiled as God’s Salvation to the Ends of the Earth (vs. 1-7) In verses 1-7, Christ is unveiled as God's salvation to the ends of the earth. We come immediately face-to-face in this chapter with the servant of the Lord, the servant of Yahweh. This is the second servant song after Isaiah 42, the first, this is the second. The question immediately comes to us, who is this individual? Just like the Ethiopian eunuch asked it of Isaiah 53, "Who is this Chapter talking about? Who is the servant of the Lord?" Scholars have given different answers. Some say it's Isaiah himself, but it doesn't fit, it just goes beyond anything that Isaiah would claim for himself. The most common alternate explanation is that the servant is Israel. It says it right in the verse 3. We'll talk about that, but that this is the nation of Israel and the nation of Israel is meant to be a light for the Gentiles. The problem with that theory is verse 6, because it says, "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept." How can Israel save Israel? How can Israel save Jacob? It doesn't make... It doesn't line up. There's someone else that it's talking about here, and I believe it's talking about Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus Christ, son of Mary, the Son of God. This is Jesus talking, and actually we get to hear him speak, and we get to hear the Father speak to him right in this text. So, this is an amazing text. How do I know that? Again, it's that idea of the "light for the Gentiles." After Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, shortly thereafter He was taken by Joseph and Mary to the temple in Jerusalem to be circumcised according to the Law of Moses. While he was there, He met a man named Simeon. Now, Simeon was a prophet, he was a Godly man, and he was waiting, it says, for the consolation of Israel, that means he was waiting for the Messiah. And it seems to have been revealed to him that he would not die before seeing him. That's a special revelation, isn't it? "The Messiah will come in your lifetime, just wait for him." And so, he was waiting. He thought the temple, the area would be a good place to wait, and Joseph and Mary bring Jesus, and he is moved by the Spirit, and he comes over and he looks at this baby, he takes him in his arms, and he praises God, saying, "My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people. A light of revelation for the Gentiles and glory for your people, Israel." So, he's paraphrasing Isaiah 49:6. Jesus is the "light for the Gentiles." And then in Acts 13, Paul and Barnabas in the Synagogue... They're in Pisidian Antioch explaining why they're about to go preach the Gospel to the Gentiles, which the Jews are very angry about, explaining that, quote this chapter exactly. In Acts 13:47, "For this is what the Lord has commanded us." Very interesting word, 'us.' "I have made you, [singular] a light for the Gentiles that you, singular, may bring salvation to the ends of the earth." So, they believe that Jesus is the light for the Gentiles that brings the salvation into it. They're not it. Paul and Barnabas weren't it. But the command from God the Father to God the Son, that that was his mission, became their mission. And so, God has commanded us to make sure that Jesus is the light for the Gentiles, isn't that awesome? That's a missions verse right there. And so, that's why I believe we're talking about Jesus here. The Servant of the Lord Calls to the Nations Now, if this is Jesus, then right away, we have Him speaking to the nations. Verse 1, "Listen to me, you islands. Hear this, you distant nations. Before I was born, the Lord called me from my birth, He has made mention of my name." So here in the words of Isaiah, the Prophet, 7 centuries before Jesus was born, we have Jesus addressing the world. "Hear this, you nations, you distant islands. I have something to say to you all." So this is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, talking to us, the human race. That's awesome. In verse 1, "Listen to me you islands, hear this you distant nations." He is calling to the distant nations, the farthest, remotest people groups on the face of the earth, the Inuit people up in the Arctic region of Alaska and Canada. The cave dwellers, the semi-nomadic people in Papua New Guinea. He's calling to them, to listen to him. Blond-haired descendants of the Vikings who live in Norway, and in modern cities in Norway, He's calling to them. The tall Dinka people in Africa, the tallest... Genetically, the tallest people on the face of the earth. All these distant lands are summoned by Jesus Christ, the King of kings, the Lord of lords. He's summoning them to listen to him. And He wants them to know of his origin, where He came from. It was by the call of the Father that He was born. From before He was even born, the Father called Him and chose Him and made mention of his name. And so, in 1 Peter 1:19-20, this is an encouraging word to us as Christians, we were redeemed. You know, you were redeemed, you were bought out of sin, out of slavery, you were redeemed. "With the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake." So Jesus is the pre-existent one, the called one, The Chosen One, who is chosen by God the Father before God said, "Let there be light," to be the redeemer for the nations. The Servant of the Lord Concealed and Prepared Now in Verse 2, the servant of the Lord is concealed and prepared. There's a concealing language here in Verse 2. "He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of His hand He hid me." He is the Father, He, God, God the Father made me a certain way. He shaped me, he prepared me, he got me ready. He made me... "He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me." There's that hiding language. "He made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver." So there are two different... Hiding, concealing. Jesus was concealed in the mind of God. He was concealed in the purposes of God. And then little by little over redemptive history, he started to pay out more and more of the Jesus truth, that Christ was coming. He's paying out more and more through the prophets. Through the curse on the serpent, "The seed of woman is going to crush your head." And then little by little, he's paying out more and more truth about the coming Savior. I think about, for example, Balaam, that prophet for hire, remember him? Interesting character. But he's there, and he's there supposedly to curse Israel, but instead he blesses them, and in the middle of it he gives a prophecy about Jesus. And in Numbers 24:17, he says, "I see him, but not now. I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A scepter will arise out of Israel." So, he's distant, I see him, it's just murky, it's far away, but I... He's coming, though. So, he was concealed in the mind of God, and then paid out a little at a time. Isaiah gives us some of the biggest "paying out" that happened about Jesus before he was born. And then he was concealed in the incarnation, and yet revealed. Amazingly, he's both concealed and revealed. The incarnation was a form of concealing. And Charles Wesley's Christmas hymn, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, one of the verses says this, "Veiled in flesh the Godhead see. Hail, the incarnate deity." So, "Veiled in flesh." He's hidden in flesh. So you look at him, and He doesn't look like God. And it's actually a stumbling block, because he's just so ordinary in every other way. He's born in the normal way. He ate food, slept, you know, his hair grew, his fingernails, got tired, slept, just normal, normal. And so, we're going to come to it, God willing, Isaiah 53:2. "He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him." There was nothing... You looked at him, you didn't see God in the flesh, you didn't see that. Now on the Mount of Transfiguration, he paid out some of that glory, remember? He took Peter, James, and John with Him up the mountain, and then took the dimmer switch... Not to 100%, alright? No one could see that and live. But His clothes became radiant as light, and His face shone like the sun, and they were just overwhelmed. And a cloud came, and "This is my son." And this revelation of the glory of Jesus, that He had laid, "Mild he lays his glory by." He laid His glory by. And so, He's veiled, He's concealed. He was concealed, especially, at the cross. Don't you see it? As you look at the cross, it's like, "How could this be God? How could God die?" It just made no sense. It was a stumbling block to people. And so He was concealed at the cross, and He was concealed after His glorious resurrection. You would say, "You know, I would have appeared to everyone." I bet you would have. Our ways are not His ways, His ways are better than our ways. And so instead, He gives the world people like you and me as witnesses. That's a concealing. So he sends missionaries to villages and they're just ordinary people, they're sinners like anyone else, and they come with a message. That's a concealing, but also a revealing. And that's the thing. And Jesus, there's weapon language used here. He made his... "He made my mouth like a sharpened sword. I was a polished arrow hidden in His quiver." That's fighting language, that's weapon language. Jesus is a weapon from God the Father, and against what? Against evil, against the contagion of evil that has encroached in His beautiful universe. And he unleashed Jesus to destroy the evil. And what he does with the elect, the sharpened sword is like a scalpel, a surgeon's scalpel, cutting out the tumor of sin out of your heart, saving your soul. His word is like a sharp double-edged sword, it's able to penetrate and convict and to bring healing. And so, He is the physician who uses His mouth to heal you from sin. But not so with His enemies. The second coming of Christ, Revelation 19, He comes with the armies of heaven, and there's a sword coming out of His mouth, and He will slay the nations, though... All His enemies, all the rebels who would not bow the knee to Him. He will overcome them with the breath of his mouth. And so, "He made my mouth like a sharpened sword," Jesus says, "And in the shadow of His hand, he hid me." The Servant of the Lord Is Called “Israel” And then, in Verse 3, comes this challenging Verse. He calls him Israel. Now, you told us this is Jesus, how can we call him Israel? Well, I already said it can't be Israel in verse 6, so we've got to find some way to harmonize this thing. It's easier, I think, to understand how God the Father would call Jesus "Israel" than to understand how Israel could save Israel. So, I think Jesus is called Israel here in verse 3. Why? Well, Israel was... Jesus was everything Israel was supposed to be, perfected, personified. He was what the Son of God should have been on Earth. Remember how Moses said to Pharaoh, "Say to Pharaoh, 'this is what the Lord says, Israel is my first-born son.'" Did you hear that? Well, no, not really. Actually, Jesus is his first-born, over all creation. He's the only begotten. But in some way, there's a connection between Jesus and Israel, the people of God, such an intimate connection. And so, in Hosea 11:1, the prophet there says, "When Israel was a child, I loved him. And out of Egypt, I called my Son." Then Matthew, in Chapter 2, ascribes it directly to Jesus, that exact quote, " Out of Egypt, I called my son." So He's identified in Matthew 2 as Israel, in some way. So, how does that work? Jesus is the perfection of what the people of God should have been. He perfectly obeyed God, He perfectly obeyed the laws of Moses. He was the perfection of what Israel should have been, He radiated the glory of God in this world. And now in the church, believers, etcetera, through the Spirit, we are the body of Christ, He's the head. There's this intimate connection. And so, we are called by His name, and He by ours. It's like a beautiful marriage in that way. And so, I think that's the way I understand this word, Israel. The Servant of the Lord Apparently Discouraged Now, another challenging verse, in verse 4. If this is Jesus, how do we hear verse 4? How do we understand Jesus saying, "But I said, I labored to no purpose, I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing"? That's a head-scratcher. So maybe you say, "Wait a minute, we're going to kick out of the Jesus interpretation, just for that part, and then back in in the rest of the verse." Well, we really can't do that, so I'm sticking to it and saying Jesus, in some way, could say this. That's the way I would say it. There seemed to be evidence of failure connected with Jesus. Do you not see it? I mean, think of this, Jesus nailed to the cross, the end of the only sinless life there's ever been on Earth. The only perfect preaching ministry there's ever been, the only perfect river of miracles there's ever been displayed. Abundant evidence of the power of God. And he's calling people, "Come unto me, and be saved." He's calling to them. At the end of all of that nailed to the cross, He's got one Apostle, John. He's got his mother, she's going to go wherever He goes. And some friends of the family who were disciples, and that's it. Wouldn't it have seemed like he could say these words at that moment? "I have labored to no purpose. I've not saved Israel. I've not saved Jacob. I've not... " You know, you could say that. Now, I think there's language like that. It was tempting to look at that moment as a failure. But understand, the verse doesn't stop there. It doesn't stop there. "Yet," He says, "What is due me is in the Lord's hands, and my reward is with my God." So, "Yeah, I understand that thought. I know you might think this whole thing was a failure, but it's not." Because as he died, you remember, he said, "Father into your hands I commit my Spirit."And with that, he breathed His last... Can I just kind of expand that and just thematically say, Father, into your hands, I commit my ministry. Into your hands I commit this death on the cross. Now do something with this. And the father says to the son, oh, I will. You sit at my right hand and you watch what I will do with this. You did everything I told you to do. You can't measure, it's impossible to conceive of the zeal the father has to do something with Jesus' death. You didn't labor for nothing. Your reward is in my hand, and I will pay it out to you over 20 plus centuries of people coming to faith and worshipping you as God for what you did. And so, there is a zeal. I want you to feel it in your heart. I have a hard time sometimes not getting emotional at this moment. I taught this in Bible studies, and at this moment I start to choke up and I was like, "Can I even conceive of how committed the father is to make sure the son gets what he deserves?" "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a foot stool for your feet," he says. This is the zeal of the father has. And the zeal, the Holy Spirit has. That's his special office in the world to come to you individually and make you worship Jesus. Thank God the Holy Spirit, he did that for you, if you're a Christian today. It's incredible to me how often I, as a pastor and I hear stories, how often we come face-to-face with discouragement in ministry. It happens a lot. It happens a lot. You're like, wow, I mean, you know, it seems like things are going well. It's like, look... It's... You know, I think the church, not just FBC but the church should be bigger, better, brighter more awesome, more obedient, more, more, more, more of everything if Jesus really was a son of God. Don't you see that? Don't you feel that? And I'm not the only one that's felt that. Martin Luther, I've told this story before, stopped preaching for 18 months in Wittenberg. He was a professor, so he wasn't a pastor, he didn't have to preach. He's like, "I'm not going to preach to you people anymore, because my preaching doesn't seem to do anything. You're still the same drunk Germans you were before the Reformation." He didn't say that, but it was kind of like that. You're the same, you were. Nothing's happening. I'm done. I'm going to go back to be a professor with my books and we're finished. And Melanchthon and other friends did everything they could, and he was intractable for over a year, a year-and-a-half. Finally he got back into preaching. Discouragement. I've labored to no purpose, I've spent my strength in vain and for nothing. You know the story of missionaries like Adoniram Judson that dug his own grave and waited for God to strike him dead, because his wife is dead, his child was dead, and he had no converts after seven years. It's like, "Did I leave Salem Massachusetts? Did I get on that boat for this?" What are you doing God? I don't understand this. Why, after all this time, is there so little to show? And yet, when he died, a government survey done by the Burmese government showed 210,000 Burmese claiming to be Christians, 210,000 by the end of his life. Labor to no purpose. Pastors can feel that way as they look at the church. Parents can feel that way as they look at their families. College students can feel that way as they try to be light shining in a dark place at their fraternity, their sorority, trying to reach a roommate and everything seems for nothing. You do some Bible studies, and the person... People don't come to Christ. It's so easy to face, but don't stop in the middle of the Verse. Yet, what is due me is in the Lord's hand, and my reward is with my God." I trust you O Lord, I want to be faithful and leave the rest to you. The Servant of the Lord Prepared to Restore Israel Verse 5, the servant of the Lord prepared to restore Israel. "And now the Lord says, He who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring back Jacob to himself, and gather Israel to himself, for I'm honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength." Alright, so the Lord says this to me. He says, He formed me in the womb, He knit me together in Mary's womb, and my mother's womb gave me a human body for the purpose of restoring Israel. If you know anything or about redemptive history, about the Bible, that is a big job. Getting the Jews at last to turn away from idolatry, to turn away from sin, and wholeheartedly to worship Yahweh, that's Jesus' special glory. That's what he was sent in the world to do, and that was the focus, the narrow focus of his mission on earth for three years. You remember he went up to Syrophoenicia area, up there and there's this woman coming and asked for a miracle and he didn't even answer, he just walked right by, odd moment. And she finally, I think... I think she literally stood right in front. You know, a mother's love. We'll get to that later in the text, but a mother's love, like, do not ignore me, my child needs healing. So he says, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to their dogs." "Yes Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Do you remember that? But what did he say before that? "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." But by the time of His resurrection, that was done to the Jew first, what? And also to the Gentile. He sends out His Apostles to the ends of the Earth. And so, he says, "Look, that was the first mission, but now, the mission is to the ends of the earth." And friends, please don't go into those theological systems that tell you there was a plan A and that failed, now we're in a plan B, and the church is God's plan B. Have you ever heard that before? Some of you have, it's outrageous and ridiculous. God doesn't have a Plan B, God doesn't need a plan B. He knows exactly what he's doing. And so, to the Jew first and now the time has come and the Gospel gets unleashed to the ends of the earth. The Servant’s Mission to the Ends of the Earth Look at Verses 6-7, he says, "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I've kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth. This is what the Lord says, the redeemer and a holy one of Israel, to him who is despised, and abhorred by the nation to the servant of rulers, kings will see you and rise up. Princes will see you and bow down. Because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you." So this is awesome, this is an inter-trinitarian conversation. Father speaking to the Son. And He says, it's too small a thing, literally too light a thing in the Hebrew. Too light. It's too lightweight for you to only do that. Now, the Hebrew word for glory is Kavod, it's related to massiveness, a massive weight of the glory of God. He says, "Therefore, it's insufficient glory for you only to save the Jews. That's too light for you." He is also the light for the Gentiles to bring God's salvation to the ends of the Earth. The people walking in darkness will see that eternal life, light. They will see the glory of God. And the mission will be successful, isn't that awesome? We will succeed. We're on the winning team. Kings will see and they will rise up out of their thrones like the king of Nineveh. Remember when he got up out of his throne, took off his royal robes and got... Put on sack cloth and abased himself before God? The kings are going to see you and get up out of their thrones and princes are going to see, and they're going to bow down to you. We'll see this again in Isaiah 52:15, where it says, "so will He sprinkle many nations" with His blood, sprinkle them "and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand." So this Gospel is going to go out to Kings in Africa, kings in Europe, kings in Asia, they're going to hear these things, and many of them are going to get saved. II. God’s Day of Salvation for the Exiles (vs. 8-13) Now Verses 8-13, God's day of salvation for the exiles. We come in Verse 8 to God's day of salvation. Look at Verse 8, "This is what the Lord says, 'In the time of my favor, I will answer you, and in the day of salvation, I will help you. I will keep you and I will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and reassign its desolate inheritances." Well, Paul quotes this Verse, Isaiah 49:8, in 2 Corinthian 6:1-2, to the Gentile believers in Corinth. This is what he says, "As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain." What he's saying is the Gospel's come to your town, I'm pleading with you that it would not have come in vain. And then he says in 2 Corinthian 6:2, "for he says, 'in the time of my favor, I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.' I tell you, now is the time of God's favor. Today, now is the day of salvation." So this gives a sense of urgency to all of this. Do you not see it? I think about this Verse every time I witness. And I get to the end of a time in which I'm saying, God sent his son into the world. He lived a sinless life, perfectly obeyed the laws of God, died an atoning death in our place on the cross. Rose from the dead, physically on the third day and appeared to eye witnesses, and he stands now ready to save anyone who repents and believes in him. Will you believe in Him? Will you trust in him? If that individual says, "You know, the things you're saying make a lot of sense. I'm going to think about that. I'm going to think about that." As a matter of fact, I actually had one individual tell me that they're planning to become a Christian right before they died. They're going to live a fun life, they're going to do what they want to do, the money, the different things. They got all that planned out, all of that, they got the whole life planned out and then right before they die, they're going to become a Christian. I said, "Well, that's... There's a lot of things wrong with that, but you know, how do you know when you're going to die?" You have someone right now that God sent to sit next to you on this plane and tell you about Jesus. You may never get another chance. More than that, you find the things I'm saying compelling and you feel yourself pulled, you may never feel that again. Today is the day of salvation. Now, one last detail look at the Isaiah text, alright, this is interesting. "This is what the Lord says." We've been following that, it's God the Father who's he saying it to? To Jesus. So we got to continue that, he's saying this to Jesus, not to sinners, he's saying it to Jesus. "In the time of my favor, I will answer you" Jesus. And "in the day of salvation, I will help you." I will keep you Jesus and I will make you Jesus to be a covenant for the people. To restore the land and reassign its desolate inheritances. Well, why is that important? Well, here's the thing, in 2 Corinthian 6, it's applied to the sinners. So if you hear God speaking to you, call on him and then in the day of salvation he'll hear you. No, no, in the day of salvation, God the Father will hear the son, call to the son, and he's your mediator and he'll go with your name to the Father and the Father will accept you. That's powerful. He's not going to listen to you, apart from Jesus, He's not going to circumvent Jesus. Go to Jesus, call on Jesus' name, and He will save you. So just stop for a minute. Are you saved? Have you trusted in Christ? God brought you here today to hear this. Do you know that you are saved? Do you know that your sins are forgiven? Today is the day of salvation, you may never hear the Gospel again. You don't know how long you're going to have to die. Now, I'll say this, if you're a Christian, and God has given you... You know, He's given all of us this work of evangelism and missions. Use this urgency to spur your cell phone, don't postpone the work of evangelism and missions. Be urgent inside yourself and when you're sharing, there should be a sense of urgency, say, "Please, come to Christ. I'm pleading with you." I mean, even make it a little socially awkward. You're like, "But why?" Because it's not okay for them not to believe in Jesus. It's like, Well, that's okay, just let me know what you think and hey, get back to me, next six months is fine. Don't do that. Say, I am going to pray that you will not even be able to sleep tonight, because this thing is weighing on you so much. I've said that to people. The Restoration of the Exiles from the Distant Lands They look at me, think... But it makes sense with the conversation we're having. So in Verses 8-12, The Lord has promised the restoration of the exiles from the distant land. And God says, "I will make you to be a covenant for the people to restore the land and reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captors come out and to those in darkness, be free. And they will feed beside the roads and they'll find pasture on every barren hill. And they will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat on them. And He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them to sites of springs of water. I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up. And behold, they will come from afar. They're going to come from the north and some from the west and some from the region of Aswan. Which scholars tell us is Sinema or China. They're going to come from distant places, and they're going to come back and rebuild. So the image here is of a journey and God promises to protect them on their journey and to bring them back. And the Promised Land, Jerusalem pictured here is a desolate inheritance of rubble-filled city and God promises to rebuild the city with exiles and to gather them from very distant lands. And this would be physically fulfilled literally fulfilled under Ezra and Nehemiah when the exiles came back and they rebuilt the city of Jerusalem, and resumed Jewish history under Gentile domination then. But that's not all these Verses have in mind. Why did God do that, why did he want the physical literal city of Jerusalem rebuilt? Well because... I want you to picture here's an illustration, imagine a... The producer of Broadway musicals, that wants to go around to other major cities in the US and put on major musicals and he's got one in particular, he comes to a major urban area and he finds an old theater that used to be really popular and well-known and all that, but it's run down now and he chooses that one and refurbishes it, and fixes the seats up, and gives it a new paint job, and cleans all the rubbish out and especially gets the stage ready. And he gets the curtains ready and he gets the lighting ready, Why? For the musical that's going to come there. And so God is getting Jerusalem ready for the greatest drama there ever has been or ever will be in all of human history, for the sending of Christ to Jerusalem, to be despised and rejected by his own people, to die on the cross and to rise again, in that Jewish setting that's why he's doing it. So it's not an end in of itself, but the exiles are coming back a steady stream, resulting verse 13 in tremendous praise and joy, shout for joy oh heavens rejoice oh earth, burst into song oh mountains, for the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. III. Despite All Appearances, the Exiles Will Return (vs. 14-21) In verses 14 through 21, despite all appearances, the exiles will return. "Zion speak", Zion is the city of God Jerusalem, the place where God dwells with his people and Zion says, "The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." This is similar to Jesus in verse 4. Is it even possible for all the exiles to come back? Can it even happen? It's too hard. And so Zion, the city of God is personified and speaks here saying this... I don't see how this can even happen. God has forsaken me and forgotten me, but look at verses 15 through 18, "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne, though she may forget I will not forget you. Behold I have engraved you on the palms of my hands, your walls are ever before me, your son's hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you, lift up your eyes and look around you, all your sons gather and come to you, as surely as I live declares the Lord, you will wear them all as ornaments, you will put them on like a bride." It is impossible for God to forget Zion, he uses this analogy of a mother's love for her nursing baby, you think of a mother holding her baby right here, and the love that she has for that child, what wouldn't she give to protect her child? . It maybe in some ways the greatest love there is on earth, the greatest human love there is, think of just the image of a mother's committed love for her children, she'd die for them. And so if she can't forget, I can't ever forget Zion ever. And he says, "Though she may forget," look there are some women that do forsake their children, there are some women that selfishly save their lives rather than their children, it happens and even godly mothers there's a limit to their love. You mothers know exactly what I'm talking about. And your kids push you close to that limit, more regularly than you might want to admit, but you still love him, but he's saying, "Even though she may forget my love for Zion is infinitely greater than any mother's love for her children. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are ever before me, I will never forget what I'm intending to do with you." So I'm going to rebuild and despite all appearances, the exiles will return. Verses 17-21, "Your sons hasten back, and those who laid you waste depart from you. Lift up your eyes and look around; all your sons gather and come to you. As surely as I live," declares the LORD, "you will wear them all as ornaments; you will put them on, like a bride. Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now you will be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away. The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, 'This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.' Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up? I was left all alone, but these-- where have they come from?'" That's language of joy, of rich lavish joy at Zion's children. Now what is all this talking about? Well physically the exiles are going to come back, and they did come back, 42000 of them came back under Ezra and Nehemiah and they came back and rebuild. But I believe this is talking about both and, not either or, but both and. Yes this is prophesied, yes God would be their rear guard he would go before them, He would level the mountains, He would make sure they had enough to drink, he would get them there. But the big picture goes back to Verse 6, God has made Jesus to be the light for who? , the Gentiles that he may do what? Bring God salvation to the ends of the earth. And the beautiful thing in the New Covenant is you don't need to go to Jerusalem, you don't need to go to the literal physical city of Jerusalem. God has moved on. The text itself says it's too small, if every believer in Jesus on Earth went to Jerusalem right now, I mean the physical city of Jerusalem what would that be like? That would be interesting around the Dome of the Rock, wouldn't that be an interesting moment? . All of the Christians making a pilgrimage. Millions, hundreds of millions place is too small. So this is ultimately talking about the advance of missions and the streaming of spiritual exiles who are coming to the true new future Jerusalem, the one that's getting ready up in heaven, the heavenly Zion that some day when it's done will descend like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband, and we the living stones in her walls set in place we are through evangelism and missions, being set in this new Zion, this new Jerusalem is getting built and it is glorious. That's what these verses are talking about. IV. The Gentiles Will Aid the Redemption of Israel... or Be Destroyed (vs. 22-26) Final section, the Gentiles will aid this process or they're going to be destroyed. Verse 22 and 23, "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.'" Here's what I make of this, as the Gospel spreads, more and more gentiles are going to become basically spiritual Jews and they're going to see that salvation comes from the Jews, and they are glad to be grafted into a Jewish olive tree and to think like Jews and to consider themselves sons and daughters of Abraham, and they're going to say surely, to the Jewish heritage, God is with you. And I want to be part of that. And so these kings and queens will actually literally use their positions of power and their influence to spread the Gospel and to advance and hasten the building of this Heavenly Zion. It's going to happen. But some of them, verses 24 through 26, will resist and oppose. Verse 24, “Can plunder, be taken from warriors or captors rescued from the fierce?" Yes. The Lord says, "Yes, Captors will be taken from warriors, plunder retrieve from the fierce. I will contend with those who contend you and your children I will save, and I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh and they'll be drunk on their own blood as with wine, and then all mankind will know that I, the Lord am your Savior, redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob." So what's going on here? Some gentiles will use their positions of power and influence to resist and oppose the building of the heavenly Zion. They're going to try to oppose it, just as Sanballat and Tobias used their positions in the book of Nehemiah to try to stop the rebuilding of the wall. They use their position to hinder the work of God. And there are some kings like that. Some kings like Xerxes and Ahasuerus helped the building. Some of them, they'll resist and oppose. So it's non-Christian leaders, non-Christian senators, non-Christian congressmen and women, non-Christian Supreme Court Justices, non-Christian President of prestigious liberal arts universities and professors at those universities, and non-Christian local officials who used their positions and dictators and premiers and kings and emperors using their position to hinder Christ and the building of his Kingdom, and to oppress his people and incarcerate them, and beat them, and kill them. God says in these verses, "I'm going to deal with them, I'm going to judge them. Read about it on book of Revelation. V. Applications 26 verses friends Many of the applications I've given you all the way through but just briefly, magnify the Lord with me. Make Jesus greater in your own heart. Make Him greater. Go back over verses one through seven and find things to praise Jesus for. Exalt Him in your life. Through your personal holiness, magnify Him. Through your evangelism and missions, magnify Him. Secondly, get on board with what He's doing in the world. He is bringing God salvation to the ends of the earth. December is generally a month in which we focus on missions at FBC especially through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and I've been so thrilled to be part of this Church. I'm amazed, we're in the top 100 in giving in Lottie Moon nationwide among Southern Baptist Churches, that's amazing. There's like 16,000 Southern Baptist Churches. Were in the top 100. There are a lot of bigger Churches than ours. But you should know that the 135,000, I don't know the exact amount that we gave last year would not even come close to paying for all the Church members that we have overseas with the IMB. Now, we don't have to do it alone, but just know put in perspective what we give and then the ones we're sending out, every dollar in the Lottie Moon offering goes directly to supporting missions to unreached people groups. That's where it goes towards. So be generous. Pray about what you and your family will do for Lottie Moon. And if I can go beyond that extend it, mission isn't just done in December. So, how about praying about what you can give to the great commission fund in May, or April, or August. Think about your lifestyle and how you want to live in light of the spread of the gospel. Thirdly, understand the temptation to discouragement that we all feel concerning the spread of the gospel and fight it. Be an encouragement to the elders. Many of you are very encouraging to me personally, be that encouragement. The work of the ministry is hard. It's hard to see what's coming of all this. Be encouraging to our directors. Be encouraging to Matthew as he does city outreach. Be encouraging to Kyle as he reaches out at Duke, and State, and Central, and UNC. Being encouraging. It's easy to get discouraged at these ministries. Be encouraging to Kevin and all. Be encouraging to those that are laboring, okay? And then as parents, be encouraged that if you're sowing good seed in your kids that you have been faithful to do what God calls you do no matter how they turn out. Be faithful and leave that to Him, fight discouragement. Fourthly, urgency and salvation. I just, it would break my heart if the Lord would tell me through an angel or some other way that there's some un-regenerate person here that would walk out of this place still un-regenerate thinking they're going to have time to repent next week or next year. Don't leave this place lost. And again to you Christians, be urgent on evangelism and missions. Fifth, meditate on how God has promised to never forsake you ever. He cannot, will not stop loving you. It doesn't matter what you're going through. He has engraved you in the palm of His hand. He will never forget you. He will never lose you, He will never leave, never forsake you. And finally, as I did in my pastoral prayer today, meditate much on the glory of the coming Heavenly Jerusalem. Read about it in Revelation 21 and 22, feed your heart on where we're heading with all of this. Close with me in prayer.

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Christ Unveiled as Restorer for Israel and Light for the Nations (Isaiah Sermon 57 of 81)

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2014


Andy Davis preaches a verse by verse expository sermon on Isaiah 49:1-26. The main subject of the sermon is Christ's mission to save not just to Israel, but to save people even to the ends of the earth.

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God's Gift To The Nations | Isaiah 9:1-7

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2012 46:00


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God's Gift To The Nations | Isaiah 9:1-7

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2012 46:00


Lectio: Weekly Guided Bible Readings
Yahweh as Lord of the Nations: Isaiah 13:1-20:6

Lectio: Weekly Guided Bible Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2012 14:43


Isaiah - Lectio: Guided Bible Reading
Yahweh as Lord of the Nations: Isaiah 13:1-20:6

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2012 14:43


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Mark Hamilton - Given As Light to Nations (Isaiah 49)

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Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2012 54:35


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The Hand Stretched Out Over All Nations (Isaiah Sermon 16 of 81)

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2008


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The Hand Stretched Out Over All Nations (Isaiah Sermon 16 of 81) (Audio)

Two Journeys Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2008


Introduction Of all the marvels of the physical universe, few are more amazing to me, as a former mechanical engineer, than the human hand. I’ve been thinking about the human hand. Now, I know I’m supposed to have grown out of hand-regard a long time ago. Infants just lay and stare at their hands. But I’ve been thinking about the human hand because the hand of the Lord is in this passage. I can’t see his invisible hand, but I can know what human hands do. The human hand is a marvel of design and of engineering and of beauty. Each hand contains twenty-nine major and minor bones, twenty-nine major joints, at least one hundred and twenty-three ligaments, thirty-five muscles (seventeen in the palm and eighteen in the forearm), and forty-eight named nerves. You won’t be asked to name them. I don’t know what they all are, but they’ve named them for us, these forty-eight nerves. There are thirty named arteries and nearly as many smaller named branches. The thumb is a marvel. It’s controlled by nine individual muscles, which are themselves controlled by three major nerve branches. It moves in such a complex fashion that there are six descriptive terms for just the particular directions of one joint, the basal joint at the bottom of the thumb. Sir Isaac Newton said this, “In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” Well, there’s a lot more proof than that, but I’ve been thinking about the power of the human hand. It’s an amazing instrument. Think about the strength. There are three different ways that the hand shows strength. The first is the crush grip, and there’s one among you who has the gift of a vigorous handshake. I’ve talked to you about it before. I am blessed by it every week. I’m grateful that he holds back. You know who you are. That’s the crush grip. For example, if you’ve been watching the Olympics, I watched the super heavyweight weight-lifting man from Germany, and he lifted 565 pounds over his head. I watched for thirty seconds as he got his grip right on the bar, adjusting and readjusting and gripping, just knowing what the hand was about to go through, 565 pounds. Then there’s the pinch grip, which we use to carry heavy things like a piece of plywood or something like that. It’s the weakest of the three grips. We do it to pinch. Then there’s the support grip, in which the hand has to be strong over a long period of time, like for rock climbers that are dangling by three or four fingers. Have you seen it, where they reach back for equipment or take a break, just dangling like that? Or the ability to hold a bucket of water, a pail, over a long period of time. These are the three ways that the human hand shows its strength. Now, the human hand has shaped all of history. Alexander the Great grasps his sword and conquers an empire. Or maybe Michelangelo grasps a paintbrush and paints the Sistine Chapel for us. Or maybe it’s Bach who’s writing down the music to St Matthew’s Passion so that we can enjoy it centuries later. Or Thomas Jefferson taking hold of the quill pen and writing the Declaration of Independence, the birth sounds of an infant nation. These are the very powers of the human hand, and with it we also stroke the face of our little baby, or shake each other’s hand, pat each other on the back. People can talk with the hand through sign language. They can use the expressiveness of the different motions of the human hand in order to communicate. If these are the various powers of the human hand, what then of God who created it? He who formed the eye, does He not see? He who made the ear, does He not hear? And He who formed the human hand, does He not have power to change events in history? We see in scripture the hand of God mentioned again and again. We know that God doesn’t have a physical body. He doesn’t have a hand. But this is human language so that we can know that this is the way that God exerts His effect on the world. We see it in creation, for example. It is meditated on so beautifully in Psalm 8:34, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” Just with the fingers of God, He sets the sun and moon and stars in position. We also see His hand in the flow of history, in providence, in God’s orchestration of history. And that’s the focus of our text today: we see the hand of God in history. Look at Isaiah 14:26-27, “This is the plan determined for the whole world; this is the hand stretched out over all nations. For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?” The context of this great statement of the power of God over the nations is that it’s the beginning of a series of oracles that the Prophet Isaiah is going to utter concerning all of the minor nations in the ancient Near East, in Palestine. We’ve already had his contemplation of God’s great power over Assyria, and also over Babylon, the present empire and the future empire. He’s already talked about that. But from chapter 14 through chapter 23, he’s going to give a series of oracles about the smaller nations. Palestine of the ancient Near East is somewhat like the Balkans today, made up of a lot of small countries. The Balkans has Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and all of these small countries. In the ancient Near East you had Israel, the Northern Kingdom and Judah, and you had Ammon, Moab, the Edomites, and all of these smaller kingdoms. Certainly Egypt and Assyria, and then eventually Babylon, would be the major powers of the day. The empires would be fighting over these smaller nations, trying to control them and to organize them. Each of these nations had tribal deities, national gods. For example, Moab had the detestable god Chemosh. Anything that concerned Moab concerned the god Chemosh. When the Moabites would go out to fight, Chemosh was right there with them. Today, Moab is gone, and so is Chemosh. The Philistines had Dagon, the half man, half fish god. Whenever the Philistines would go out to fight, Dagon was right there with them. The Philistines are gone today, where then is Dagon? He’s gone. But the God of the Bible is not gone. He’s not a localized tribal deity. Yes, it is true that He chose the descendants of Abraham to be His very own chosen people, the Jews. That is true, they were His people. They were the smallest of all the nations when they were called because they were called from a barren couple. They weren’t even a nation, there was nothing there. So, a small nation. But God is a great God, a majestic God, the God over all the earth. And though He is incredibly concerned with the Jews and that one nation, yet He is sovereign over all nations. The picture of God is of a God who rules all the earth. Jeremiah 23:23-24 says this, “’Am I only a God nearby,’ declares the Lord, ‘and not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.” He’s not a localized tribal deity. It says in Isaiah 6:3, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” He is not a localized tribal deity. He is Lord of Heaven and Earth, sovereign over all nations. He speaks oracles over them. He dictates policy to them and they must obey. He decrees events for them. He brings about their rise and their fall. But above all, God yearns for their salvation. He yearns that they would reach out for Him and seek Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. For in Him, we live and move and have our being. Yes, God decrees the time set for those nations and the exact places where they should live, but God does it all so that men will find Him and be saved. As it says in Isaiah 45:22, “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” So we’re entering this section in Isaiah, the oracles to the nations. And here is Isaiah, a lone Jewish prophet, in some room somewhere, perhaps in Jerusalem, somewhere in Judah. He is speaking the word of the Lord. He’s writing out the word of the Lord. He speaks of the sovereign hand of the King of all the Earth, orchestrating events to achieve His final purposes. Oracle after oracle will come from Isaiah’s lips. They will stand over the events of foreign peoples. If the foreign peoples knew that this Jewish prophet was speaking about their affairs, they might be indignant. They might laugh. They might wonder what this prophet had to say that in any way concerned them. But it wouldn’t matter, because he was speaking the words of Almighty God. He was speaking the oracles of the living God. Over the next nine chapters, Almighty God is going to speak to one Gentile nation after another; to the Philistines, to Moab, to Damascus, to Cush, to Egypt, to Babylon, to Edom, to Arabia, and to Tyre. Many of those nations have gotten absorbed into modern nations. Many of them do not exist as such anymore. But the lesson’s still the same. God is sovereign over all the earth. He’s sovereign over the affairs of the nations. He rules heaven and earth. Two great lessons then, come from these chapters. First of all, God is sovereign over the nations and has the power to destroy them. And secondly, refuge from God’s wrath can only be found in the God of the Jews. These are the two great lessons of these oracles to the nations. God is sovereign and rules and has the power to judge nations for their sins. Secondly, refuge is available. It is found among the God of the Jews. As Jesus put it very beautifully to the Samaritan woman, “Salvation is from the Jews.” (Jn 4:22) In order for any of these Gentiles to be saved, they must humble themselves and go to the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and find salvation, find refuge there. The Plan and Power of God Proclaimed (vs 24-27) The Absolute Sovereignty of God Declared to the Nations So let’s look, first and foremost, at the plan and power of God proclaimed in verses 24-27. Look again at these beautiful verses, “The Lord Almighty has sworn, ‘Surely as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand. I will crush the Assyrian in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders.’ This is the plan determined for the whole world; this is the hand stretched out over all nations. For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?” The absolute sovereignty of God is declared to all the nations. God’s name here is Yahweh Sabaoth. “The Lord Almighty,” it’s translated in the NIV. First, the Hebrew word for God, Yahweh, His covenant name, the name by which He revealed Himself in the flames of the burning bush to Moses. It’s the name with which He made the covenant with Israel, and He’s declaring that name to the nations. Sabaoth is literally “of host.” He’s the Lord of Hosts. He’s the commander of the armies of Heaven. He rules over great power, indescribable power. The Lord Almighty. He takes somewhat of an oath stance here. He puts His feet together and puts His hand up in the air and He makes an oath. He swears something here. He’s in an oath stance. Everything God says is true. God is incapable of lying. He cannot lie. It’s impossible for Him to lie. When He swears, we ought to pay careful attention. For example, when Abraham was willing to offer up his son Isaac, the angel of the Lord spoke from heaven and stopped him. He said, “I swear by myself, …that because you have done this, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed…” (Gen 22:16-18) Or even more seriously, when God the Father swore to His own son. Psalms 110:4 says, “The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind: you are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” The book of Hebrew says, when the Lord swears something and takes an oath, it’s His way of underscoring that “by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us, may be greatly encouraged.” (Heb 6:18) It’s for the sake of us that God swears His oaths and makes His promises, that we might know that God is sovereign over the nations and that God’s wise plan means our salvation, that we can have forgiveness of sins so we can live with Him forever. So the Lord swears an oath to the nations. He wants the ends of the earth to know two things. Number one, God has an infinitely wise plan for all nations. And number two, God has an infinitely powerful hand to make it happen. God’s absolute sovereignty is proclaimed here. This is a topic over which many people stumble and fall needlessly. Human sinners, I’ve found, including myself, are tempted. We want absolute freedom. We don’t mind a God who gives us advice and makes recommendations. We don’t mind a God who lets us make our own choices. And we certainly don’t mind a God who’s there to clean up any mess we might make when we make bad choices. That’s the kind of God we’re attracted to. We like that kind of God, but we want the final say. We want to make the final decision. We want the freedom to rule over our lives, and we like to control as much around us as we can. That’s what we do. We like to be as sovereign as we can be. The doctrine of the power of absolute sovereignty of God is repugnant to the natural mind. But the grace of God has power to transform that view. It’s transformed for me. For me, the doctrine of the absolute sovereignty of God is my only hope over my constantly wandering heart. It’s my only hope that I’m going to end up in Heaven, free at last from the corruption of sin. I trust in the absolute sovereignty of God to save me and to save you too, and to save people from every tribe, and language, and people, and nation, who ordinarily wouldn’t listen to us at all. But because of God’s sovereign hand, He opens up their ears to hear the messengers of the Gospel. I trust in the sovereignty of God. Slowly, as we being to understand and embrace the Biblical doctrine that the Most High rules over the heaven and earth, our hearts are encouraged and are humbled. We don’t trust in ourselves any more. We have security to face the bitterest trials that we’re going to face in our lives. A.W. Pink talked about how important this doctrine is in his book, “The Sovereignty of God.” He said this, “The sovereignty of the God of scripture is absolute, irresistible, infinite. When we say that God is sovereign we affirm His right to govern the universe, which He has made for His own glory just as He pleases, without conferring with us. We affirm that His right is the right of a potter over the clay, namely that He may mold that clay into whatsoever form He chooses, fashioning out of the same lump one vessel for honor and one for dishonor. We affirm that He is under no rule or law outside of His own will and nature, that God is a law unto Himself, and that He is under no obligation to give an account of His matters to anyone. Sovereignty characterizes the whole being of God. He is sovereign in all His attributes. He is sovereign in the exercise of His power, His power is exercised as He will, when He wills, where He wills. This fact is evidenced on every page of Scripture.” In other words, to deny the absolute sovereignty of God is to worship an idol, a god who doesn’t really exist. It is to leave us, as Christians, preaching a false gospel, one that will save no one. It is to leave us vulnerable to deep doubts and unneeded suffering during the painful trials of our lives. It is to strip us of the greatest weapon we have for fighting sin, knowing that God’s power is available for us so that we can stand firm and resist the devil. What’s he going to do? He’s going to flee from us. Why? Because we’re so mighty and powerful? No, because God’s sovereignty ordains that if we stand firm, he will run away from us. And it is to deny the clear teaching of the passage we’re looking at today, Isaiah 14:24-27. The First Assertion: God Has a Plan for All Nations The first assertion is that God has a plan for all nations. Look at verse 26, “This is the plan determined for the whole world.” What is the plan? It is God’s wisdom, His foreknowledge woven together ahead of time to determine the best course of human history. It’s God’s wisdom in action woven into the events of history. That’s what the plan is. This plan is shown in scripture to be both massive and minute. It’s massive enough to cover the rise and fall of great empires; how long they will reign, how long they will last, and what will bring them down. It’s massive enough for