By Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Isaiah is commonly thought of the private, richest, and such a lot theologically major booklet within the outdated testomony. it really is, with no query, a profound assertion via God approximately his personal sovereignty and majesty spoken via his selected spokesman, the prophet Isaiah.
In this expository remark at the booklet of Isaiah, Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr., argues that Isaiah imparts a unmarried imaginative and prescient of God all through all sixty-six chapters. it's a unified, woven complete providing God's revelation of himself to mankind, breaking via our pretense and clashing "with our intuitive experience of things." Ortlund makes some degree of man's uninterest in God and his unfailing inclination to disbelief, and therefore the necessity for God to "interrupt our widespread methods of thinking."
The emphasis of this addition to the Preaching the be aware sequence is that this: God saves sinners. He saves them willfully and powerfully and wishes no support from us, featuring himself in all his unmistakable glory. The message of Isaiah, proven completely and thoughtfully during this statement, will reignite a fondness for the distinction of God within the hearts of believers and may current that glory sincerely and potently to those that haven't begun to be dropped at saving faith. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
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S. who eventually turned against Communism. In his book Witness, he recalls this conversation: The daughter of a former German diplomat in Moscow was trying to explain to me why her father, who as an enlightened modern man had been extremely pro-Communist, had become an implacable antiCommunist. . “He was immensely pro-Soviet,” she said, “and then — you will laugh at me — but you must not laugh at my father — and then — one night — in Moscow — he heard screams. That’s all. ”3 In the church, the city of God, do we ever hear screams?
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:10, 11). That is leadership. That is the love we can trust. One of the marks of revival is not just high-octane worship, which costs us no self-denial and might even reinforce our selfishness. 6 When John the Baptist was announcing the coming of God’s kingdom, the people asked him what they should do. He told them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise” (Luke 3:11).
God is saying: See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. (Deuteronomy 32:39) This is the God we have to deal with. He can wound us, and he can heal us; but he would rather heal us. Will we come to our senses and turn to him? Here is good news for wounded people: Jesus was wounded too. “He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).