Summary: A in depth look at Isaiah 1
COME NOW, AND LET US REASON TOGETHER!
NOTE: יהוה = YHWH/Yahweh and יהושע = Yahushua (Proper Names for Creator and Saviour)
Shalom family, Favour and peace be increased to you in the knowledge of Elohim and of יהושע our Master, as His Mighty-like power has given to us all we need for life and reverence, through the knowledge of Him who called us to esteem and uprightness. (Kepha Bět/2 Peter 1:1-2)
We have been called to esteem and uprightness, that is to walk in His ways, and we have been given all we need to do this through knowledge of Him, given to us through His Torah and Prophets and Writings, and as we have been discovering the wonder of how His Tabernacle is made up according to His perfect instructions, through the Torah portions that we are busy with at present, it becomes so much more clear for us that we can only be building His way or else it is sadly in vain. Our total dependency is upon Him and His sure Word, without which we have no life and Dawiḏ understood just how much He could do nothing on his own and realised that our salvation and redemption and deliverance is in יהוה alone. In:
Tehillim/Psalm 51:1-7 “Show me favour, O Elohim, According to Your kindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion, Blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me completely from my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against You, You alone, have I sinned, And done evil in Your eyes; That You might be proven right in Your words; Be clear when You judge. 5 See, I was brought forth in crookedness, and in sin my mother conceived me. 6 See, You have desired truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You make me know wisdom. 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I am clean; Wash me, and I am whiter than snow.”
These were the words of a man who understood that He needed cleansing from the stain of sin that he alone could not remove; but knew that יהוה, according to His great kindness and loving compassion could. Only יהוה can remove the stain of blood guilt that has been shed because of the evil done before Him. And Dawiḏ understood that walking outside of the Torah is sin, as the Torah is to be upon our hearts and in our mouths in order to do it. Sadly in a time where so many are wilfully choosing to neglect the need to walk in the Torah, we see so many who are attempting to bring before יהוה a mixed form of worship that simply does not carry the exact picture of the Tabernacle, which we are going through at the moment in Shemoth, and how the Tabernacle is key in understanding how we are to follow the clear and concise plans as given us through His Torah – without which we cannot see Elohim. What is also sad to see today is the lack of willingness of many to actually come and sit and reason out the Scriptures as they would rather hold fast to traditions and dogmas of man while in their stubbornness are walking outside of the Torah and will have no part in the Covenant unless they turn and walk in His ways. When we see the dealings of יהוה with Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah in Scripture we can certainly see how the very same words are as applicable to us who are grafted in to Yisra’ĕl – a scattered nation being brought back and how we are to learn from the warnings and instructions given to His called out Bride who had sadly strayed. Tonight in a message called, “COME NOW AND LET US REASON TOGETHER!” I would like to take you through Yeshayahu/Isaiah chapter 1, vision which Yeshayahu saw concerning Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim before they were about to be exiled because of her rebellion. (Read)
Yeshayahu is such a powerful book that is so relevant to us all today – It clearly pictures for us the need to embrace the Saving Favour of יהוה, and his name defines this for us – Yeshayahu יְשַׁעְיָהוּ – which means ‘salvation of Yah/ Yahweh saves’. We will do well to heed the prophetic words of Yeshayahu/Isaiah, as the call to live set-apart lives and walk in the light of יהושע is being proclaimed louder and louder – the question remains – who will hear and who is dull of hearing? This chapter speaks of the urgency and need to hear the Word of יהוה, and walk in the Torah (His instructions for righteous living).
This vision and call is not only to Yehuḏah, but to His entire Bride and carries much power and significance today as Ephrayim (lost 10 tribes) hears this call and returns and so I would like to run through some key elements that we see in these verses and we will also take a look at a few Hebrew words in gaining a better understanding of this text and how alive it is for us today!