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Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 44

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Isaiah 44

Come Holy Spirit

Fill Us Up vs. 1-5

Take a Stand vs. 6-8

Remove the Idols vs. 9-20

Return to Me vs. 21-28

Intro: Unless the Lord Builds the House

Geocaching

You use your phone and satellites to find these hidden cases

You put your name on a list that you found it

The cases can be as simple as a pill bottle or as deluxe as a military supply box

Some have treasures inside and others don't

But to find these you need a heavenly guide that you can only find on your phone

I love Psalm 127

It starts off by saying Unless the Lord Builds the House, those who build labor in vain

So often we try to build a life on our own

When it doesn’t turn out right we wonder why?

The real reason behind it is that we didn’t use the master builder, Jesus

Today we see how God wants to build our house… through the Holy Spirit

Read Isaiah 44:1-5

Transition:

Isaiah 40-44 is one of the most encouraging sections of scripture in the Bible

Look at some of the themes God relays to Israel

Isaiah 40 God is the God of comfort, those who wait on him will be strengthened

Isaiah 41 Fear not, I am with you

Isaiah 42 I am sending My Servant Jesus to you

Isaiah 43 was the Gospel message of redemption, transformation, and mercy

God is going to do a new work

Isaiah 44 Brings it to a conclusion by the Promise of the Holy Spirit

The promised helper Jesus talks about in john 14&16 and bring in power in Acts 2

The Holy Spirit is the difference between a successful and defeated christian life

God tells Israel the he is going to pour out his Spirit on his people

Not a sprinkle or a filling but a flood

Isaiah 43 ends with a warning of judgment, but it does not mean God takes back His promise of hope and restoration.

Israel can still know the goodness of the LORD, if they will only turn back to Him.

Thus says the LORD who made you:

This reminds us that God is still active in and responsible for creation.

He didn’t just create Adam and Eve and then let the whole thing go.

There is a sense in which God has made each one of us, so we each have a personal obligation to Him as our Creator.

That active participation comes in the form of the Holy Spirit

He desires that we live The Spirit Filled life

Fill Us Up vs. 1-5

For us to live the Spirit Filled Life we have to desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit

God makes it very clear that he wants to do that to his people

He is trying to get Israel’s attention

He once again has to remind them that He chose them and made them and desires to help them

All he desires is that Israel is obedient

The name Jeshurun means “the upright one.” It is used here as a contrast to the name Jacob, even as Israel is sometimes used as a contrast to Jacob.

The name Jeshurun appears only three more times in the Old Testament:

This word speaks of the wonder of grace, for He calls His deeply sinful people His beloved, His upright one.”

Vs. 3 For I will pour water on him . . . I will pour My Spirit on your descendants:

This is a glorious promise to a humble, returning Israel.

God will not simply give them His Spirit; He will pour out His Spirit on them as if water was poured over them.


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