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Summary: To show that GOD wants our eyes and hearts healed if we come to Him, so that we can understand Him.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you have eyes that can see and hearts that can understand?

Yes. JESUS healed me.

Isaiah 6:10 (Amplified Bible)

Make the heart of this people fat; and make their ears heavy and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn again and be healed.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD wants our eyes and hearts healed if we come to Him, so that we can understand Him.

IV. TEXT:

Isaiah 44:18 (Amplified Bible)

They do not know or understand, for their eyes God has let become besmeared so that they cannot see, and their minds as well so that they cannot understand.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have healed my ears, eyes and hearts so that they can hear, see and understand You.

Isaiah 6:10 (Amplified Bible)

Make the heart of this people fat; and make their ears heavy and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn again and be healed.

VI. TITLE:

Unbelievers' status

VII. EXPLICATION: [Source: Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines]

A. Author: Isaiah, the prophet, the son of Amoz

1. GENERALLY REGARDED AS THE GREATEST of the Old Testament prophets.

Because he is preeminently the prophet of redemption.

Many of the passages in his book are among the finest in literature.

B. Date written: 740 - 680 B.C. (about 60 years)

C. Purpose: To reveal that salvation: physical and spiritual, is of the LORD JESUS.

D. To whom written: Nation of Judah

E. Main Themes:

1. Strength,—Isaiah 26:4.

2. Judgments,—Isaiah 33:14.

3. Joy,—Isaiah 35:10.

4. Salvation,—Isaiah 45:17.

5. Kindness,—Isaiah 54:8.

6. Covenant,—Isaiah 55:3.

7. Light,—Isaiah 60:19.

F. Keyword: salvation. Isaiah means "Salvation of JEHOVAH"

G. Key verses:

Isaiah 9:6-7; 53:5-6

Isaiah 9:6-7 (Amplified Bible)

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 53:5-6 (Amplified Bible)

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Isaiah 44:18 (Amplified Bible)

They do not know or understand, for their eyes God has let become besmeared so that they cannot see, and their minds as well so that they cannot understand.

Isaiah 44:18 (New King James Version)

They do not know nor understand; For He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, And their hearts, so that they cannot understand.

A. They don't know or understand.

"They do not know or understand,"

Isaiah 44:9 (Amplified Bible)

All who make graven idols are confusion, chaos, and worthlessness. Their objects (idols) in which they delight do not profit them, and their own witnesses (worshipers) do not see or know, so that they are put to shame.

Isaiah 44:20 (Amplified Bible)

That kind of man feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]! A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand a lie?

Isaiah 45:20 (Amplified Bible)

Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations! They have no knowledge who carry about [in religious processions or into battle] their wooden idols and keep on praying to a god that cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7-8 (Amplified Bible)

They bear it upon their shoulders [in religious processions or into battle]; they carry it and set it down in its place, and there it stands. It cannot move from its place. Even if one cries to it for help, yet [the idol] cannot answer or save him out of his distress.

[Earnestly] remember this, be ashamed and own yourselves guilty; bring it again to mind and lay it to heart, O you rebels!

Jeremiah 10:8 (Amplified Bible)

But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish. Their instruction is given by idols who are but wood [it is a teaching of falsity, emptiness, futility]!

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