Summary: exposition of Isaiah 2
Read Isaiah 2
Isaiah means “The Lord is Salvation”
In Hebrew it is very similar to the names of Joshua, Elisha, and Jesus
Isaiah is quoted 65 times in the NT. More than any other prophet
He is the son of Amoz who was a scribe and is thought to be the brother of King Amaziah
This would explain Isaiah’s easy access to royal family
There is no comparison to Isaiah in the OT when it comes to his intellect and talents
The Apostle Paul would be the best NT comparison when it comes to education and writing
The two prophets who were around when Isaiah ministered were Hosea & Micah
The richness of his words and the depth of a Pre-incarnate Jesus are unparalleled
If you want to know about what God intended for Jesus read Isaiah
To help you understand how to do this it best to understand what God is trying to do in this book
It is said that the first 39 chapters are Judgement and the the last 27 are the Salvation
Or to say it better the first half is the conviction and comfort
That said throughout the book we see some of the richest scripture in the Bible
Is 6:1-3 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
And of course we see some of the most well known Scripture
Is 53:4-6 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
One of the stated Goal of this book is simple: “To Set the Captives Free and To Bring Healing for the Holy Spirit to Break Forth.”
This prophecy (continuing on through Isaiah 4) is directed towards the southern kingdom Judah and its capital Jerusalem.
Typically Isaiah brings the conviction first and then the comfort, but today he reverses it
Power of Hope vs. 2-5
The Hope vs. 2-4
Since Isaiah and Micah were contemporary prophets, it isn’t surprising that the same Spirit of the LORD could give these two prophets the same word, to establish and emphasize His word
In the latter days: In context, the term latter days refers to the “time of the Messiah,” when the Anointed of the LORD reigns over the earth.
This speaks of the time many refer to as the millennium, the thousand-year reign of Jesus on this earth
Isaiah 2:1-5 is a prophecy about the Millennial reign
It is part of end times prophecy in what we call eschatology
Much is made about the rapture, tribulation, and new heaven but we don’t here a lot about the millennial reign
It is a 1000 year period between the Tribulation and Heaven
Jesus will come down to earth and rule from Jerusalem
Isaiah 11:4-9 gives us a picture of the millennium
The angel Gabriel told Mary about this
Luke 1:32-33 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Rev 2:1-3 Tells us Satan is thrown into the bottomless pit and Jesus rules with a peaceful reign
Isaiah also refers to a mountain
Jerusalem actually sits between seven mountains, They are 1300 ft above sea level
The mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it:
During the millennium, Israel will be the “superpower” of the world.
It will be the leading nation in all the earth, and the center of Israel will be the mountain of the LORD’s house
The Temple Mount will be the “capital” of the government of the Messiah.
All nations shall flow to the “capital” of the government of Jesus.
During the millennium, the citizens of earth will acknowledge and submit to the Lordship of Jesus.
It will be a time of perfectly administrated enforced righteousness on this earth.