Summary: To show that GOD is our Encourager and that man is not to be afraid of because man is a temporal being and GOD is Unchangeable.
Are you encouraged by GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is our Encourager and that man is not to be afraid of because man is a temporal being and GOD is Unchangeable.
Isaiah 51:12 (Amplified Bible)
51:12 I, even I, am He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are my Comforter and the comforts that I received comforting me with Your very Presence.
GOD comforts us to not be afraid of man
A. Author: Isaiah, the prophet
B. Date written: 740-680 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To reveal that salvation, physical and spiritual, is of the Lord.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Nation of Judah
E. Key word: Salvation. Isaiah means "Salvation of Jehovah"
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD is our Encourager
"I, even I, am He Who comforts you."
Comfort is "nacham" in Hebrew meaning:
1. breathe strongly
2. to be sorry
3. to pity
4. to avenge (oneself)
Isaiah 57:15-18 (Amplified Bible)
57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One—He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].
57:16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated.
57:17 Because of the iniquity of his [Judah’s] covetousness and unjust gain I was angry and smote him. I hid my face and was angry, and he went on turning away and backsliding in the way of his [own willful] heart.
57:18 I have seen his [willful] ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him also and will recompense him and restore comfort to him and to those who mourn for him.
John 14:18 (Amplified Bible)
14:18 I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
John 14:26-27 (Amplified Bible)
14:26 But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
Our LORD is our Comforter as Paul have said
2 Corinthians 1:4 (Amplified Bible)