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Isaiah 39

Isaiah 39

Isaiah 39 – Foolishness. Just because we are Believers does not mean we will not make foolish decisions sometimes.  It’s an unfortunate thing for sure when this takes place,…

Isaiah 38

Isaiah 38

Isaiah 38 – “Set your house in order.  You are going to die.” The scene is dramatic.  Isaiah was instructed to relay an important message to King Hezekiah.  The…

Isaiah 37

Isaiah 37

Isaiah 37 – “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 The Assyrian field commander’s words sent shock waves throughout the people…

Isaiah 36

Isaiah 36

Isaiah 36 – Deception.  The enemy of our souls has used this tactic with God’s creation since the beginning of time. His deception takes that of half truths or…

Isaiah 35

Isaiah 35

Isaiah 35 – Restoration. After the barrage of judgment over evil against nations and wayward people, God speaks in beautiful terms of restoring His own.  Although this prophetically speaks…

Isaiah 34

Isaiah 34

Isaiah 34 – The stage is set. The return of Jesus has been spoken of by Himself, the prophets of Old that there would be great hardship and absolutely…

Isaiah 33

Isaiah 33

Isaiah 33 – The sting of betrayal burns deep.  We’ve all experienced this on some level.  Betrayal shatters trust.  It brings extreme caution…

Isaiah 32

Isaiah 32

Isaiah 32 – The Spirit of God is what makes a difference in our lives.  Through the tough times, the hardship, the questioning even, it is the…

Isaiah 31

Isaiah 31

Isaiah 31 – Where’s your trust?  No, I’m serious.  Stop and look at your life at the moment.  The areas that have spun completely out of control.  The relationships…

Isaiah 30

Isaiah 30

Isaiah 30 – We are people who see a problem and resolve to fix it.  We’re often those who weigh in on some situation and in our own thinking…

Isaiah 29

Isaiah 29

Isaiah 29 – We’re all guilty of it from time to time.  Going through the motions with anything we’ve become accustomed to doing can be a deadly careless action….

Isaiah 28

Isaiah 28

Isaiah 28 – Remember those days back in elementary school when a teacher would correct you?  You had done something wrong, had acted out or whatever would warrant their…

Isaiah 27

Isaiah 27

Isaiah 27 – “Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with me.” – Isaiah 27:5 This King James translation is awesome! Chapter 27 speaks…

Isaiah 26

Isaiah 26

Isaiah 26 – Difficulties and turmoil bombard us from time to time.  We struggle with physical illness.  We have broken relationships that tear us apart.  We wrestle with our…

Isaiah 24

Isaiah 24

Isaiah 24 – It’s known as Isaiah’s Apocalypse.  For the following 4 chapters he is given words from God about the judgment of the entire world.  This chapter is…

Isaiah 23

Isaiah 23

Isaiah 23 – To the north of Israel lay the port city of Tyre.  Of the ancient world, it was one of the most famous. Known as the Babylon…

Isaiah 22

Isaiah 22

Isaiah 22 – How do you handle the immense spiritual burdens of others? Isaiah wept over Israel. You can feel his raw emotion in verse 4. He refuses…

Isaiah 21

Isaiah 21

Isaiah 21 – A shared truth sticks out over the past few chapters of Isaiah. All the main players surrounding Judah (Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, and Ethiopia) are under…

Isaiah 20

Isaiah 20

Isaiah 20 – Many years ago while in Cyprus a friend of mine told a story how God asked him to do something which seemed illogical. He was back…

Isaiah 19

Isaiah 19

Isaiah 19 – It’s strange how sometimes we get the mindset that some people are unreachable.  Let’s be honest, many times we have those thoughts.  We believe they are…

Isaiah 18

Isaiah 18

Isaiah 18 – It’s one of the briefest chapters in Isaiah and according to commentators, the most difficult to understand.  Chapter 18 is obscure but there is a truth…

Isaiah 17

Isaiah 17

Isaiah 17 – “Whatever it takes Lord, whatever it takes.” These words come to me many times when praying for someone so lost spiritually in their determination to shut…

Isaiah 16

Isaiah 16

Isaiah 16 – We’ve all witnessed it.  Maybe we ourselves did the same.  God began putting a finger on some area of our life, revealing our…

Isaiah 15

Isaiah 15

Isaiah 15 – Burdens are tough as a bystander watching someone who has made poor choices reap what they’ve sown.  This is particularly true when our hearts are sensitive…

Isaiah 14

Isaiah 14

Isaiah 14 – Jesus said, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.” (Luke 10:18) Tucked in the prophecy against Babylon, are 5 verses giving insight toward this…

Isaiah 13

Isaiah 13

Isaiah 13 – Babylon.  Within prophecy this ancient city is always equated to the hedonistic people who are antagonistic toward God.  Old…

Isaiah 11

Isaiah 11

Isaiah 11 – We stand in a sea of need.  Most times that need is overwhelming. Over the past several months we as a staff have really buckled down…

Isaiah 10

Isaiah 10

Isaiah 10 – ‘Woe” is a dangerous word in Scripture. Chapter 10 kicks off with God using this word as a warning of the severe consequences to come. …

Isaiah 6

Isaiah 6

Isaiah 6 – It was a life changing vision. An encounter with the Holy God that changed the complete trajectory of Isaiah’s life. The vision revealed the greatness…

Isaiah 5

Isaiah 5

Isaiah 5 – They say tending to a vineyard is tedious and time-consuming.That stressful work is a top priority of vineyard owners. God uses this springboard of…

Isaiah Vine

Isaiah 4

Isaiah 4 – “Sin is the excrement of the soul, the superfluity or garbage of naughtiness, the devil’s vomit.  From this abominable filth Christ has ‘loved and washed His…

Isaiah 3

Isaiah 3

Isaiah 3 – On many fronts, Isaiah 3 is a parade of sin.  The people proud of their choices and personal behavior, they were no longer ashamed but put…

Isaiah tank

Isaiah 2

Isaiah 2 – We long for days when there are no more wars.  It seems everyday there are headlines stating a war or faction or uprising that is affecting…

Isaiah 1

Isaiah 1

Isaiah 1 – He is known as the greatest prophet.  Raised in an aristocratic home he was married to a prophetess.  When he first started off he was well…

Colossians 4

Colossians 4

Colossians 4 – “Devote yourselves in prayer, being watchful and thankful.” “Epaphras… he is always wrestling in prayer for you…” Prayer is an essential aspect of our spiritual life….

Colossians 3

Colossians 3

Colossians 3 – We are walking miracles. God has taken the dead and raised them to life. Through Jesus Christ, the grave clothes that wrapped us so tightly are…

Colossians 2

Colossians 2

Colossians 2 – Paul is struggling. His struggle not personal but for the people of Colossae as well as those in Laodicea. His concern goes far deeper than just…

Colossians 1

Colossians 1

Colossians 1 – There is reason to believe Paul never visited the church in Colossi. It was a church more than likely founded by his friend Epaphras and other…

Philippians 4

Philippians 4

Philippians 4 – He sits in a cell. His freedom is gone and his future uncertain. His dreams possibly smashed as he considers what he could be doing at…

Philippians 3

Philippians 3

Philippians 3 – I had a friend who used to say, “If you’re green, you’ll grow. If you’re ripe, you’ll rot.” I am sometimes baffled by a lack of…

Philippians 1

Philippians 1

Philippians 1 – It’s known as Paul’s letter of joy. It speaks personally to the people but also of his own circumstances. Circumstances he has not…

Ephesians 6

Ephesians 6

Ephesians 6 – As Paul brings his final thoughts to a close within his letter, he has spoken of a deep calling upon every Believer’s life. He’s been…

Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5 – There is a subtle downward slope that can happen to any Believer who is not standing firm and working on their relationship with Jesus daily. It…

Ephesians 4

Ephesians 4

Ephesians 4 – There is a deep calling on each of our lives. We who are representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ have a mission. This mission does not…