Isaiah 25

Isa 25, Isaiah 25: Isaiah chapter 25: Antichrist as the Abominable Branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low. The Branch is a song to be accompanied with instrumental music. Isaiah speaks of Babylon religion in contrast to a period in spiritual ZION where THE TRUE BRANCH Who will build an ekklesia or synagogue as a SPIRITUAL KINGDOM where our citizenship is in heaven.

Rubel Shelly: Victory Song for the Listening Heart (Isa. 25-27)

Is your heart listening to the victory song? In the dark times, try to hum along -- until you can sing it in perfect pitch and with your joy made complete in Christ.

Thus our series title is "Learning to Hear God's Voice." The oracles of judgment in Isaiah are always tied to hope. And hope permits praise. Then praise puts the worshipers' feet on high ground from which they can envision the deliverance Yahweh provides to those who will, in fact, hear his voice.

There is no better example of this than the victory song of Isaiah 25-27. If you look back to chapter 24, you will find words of judgment against the whole of Planet Earth. Not just Jerusalem.

See more on Baal and the Branch in opposition to the True Branch. See also the BRANCH as the polluted nose flute.

A second connection to Bacchus the NEW WINESKIN GOD.

The branch and the ZOE connection.

Inherent in the Bible and the subject of many commentaries contemporaneous with the times of the Bible is the belief that Lucifer was Satan who tried to usurp the role of God as Word or Logos. In the Babylonian stories and Gnosticism Sophia is personified as Wisdom. She is identified as the serpent in Genesis and the OPHIS (a code word for sOPHISts) in the book of Revelation. Her daughter, ZOE or Eve or Life, is identified as the BEAST and the female instructing principle. She is the mother-sister of "jehovah" who had to form musical worship teams to get elevated up the heavenly spheres but NOT upt to the supreme god. Their son was the Logos or the Word or Jesus Christ. The BRANCH is another contrast between "singing with instrumental music" and honoring God as His WORD.

By looking at Isaiah 4.2 and then at Isaiah 14:19 the concept of the BRANCH as OPPOSITES is illustrated.

In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. Isaiah 4:2

Jesus or Jehovah- Saves is the true LIGHT in the form of supernatural knowledge. Branch is:

Cemach (h6780) tseh'-makh; from 6779; a sprout (usually concr.), lit. or fig.: - branch, bud, that which (where) grew (upon), spring (- ing).

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Je.23:5

This is not some future SECULAR or CARNAL kingdom but a spiritual kindom. Zechariah prophesies of the Branch Who is both KING and PRIEST and there will be harmony between "them both." There is one king and one throne but the King is also Priest.

Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. Zech 3:8

And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord: Zec.6:12

The "Spirit" is not a person separated from the Godhead. Rather, the spirit which would rest upon Messiah was truth:

Jesus said that without being born AGAIN of Water and Spirit or Water and the Word you CANNOT, SHALL NOT enter into His kingdom or rule which is the Ekklesia or Christian synagogue or school of the Bible.

The seven "spirits" of Isaiah 11:1-4 which would rest on the BRANCH are all related to forms of spiritual knowledge. Jesus said "My Words are Spirit and Life." Therefore, you might join a venue for Rock and Roll peddled as "worship" but Jesus Christ WILL NOT be your free-of-charge Teacher until He washes your spirit or mind. Only then do you have access to the seven spirits represented by the Menorah or Candlestick which gave LIGHT to the Holy Place along with the table of bread and the incense altar. Each Christian "priest" must look into the Most Holy Place with their own prayers. Then, you can enter into the Most Holy Place to meet God. Jesus said that the ONLY new PLACE is the human spirit as it gives heed to the Spirit of Truth through the Word. Don't believe the lie that "musical teams" lead you into the presence of God: that makes them claim to be God standing in the Holy Place. Not in the vilest pagan temple could singers and musicians enter into the holy precincts on the penalty of death. Don't follow people making "Christianity" viler than paganism. If you are part of the 5 out of 13,000 congregations then you have become a laughing stock just like the musical idolatrs at Mount Sinai which forfeited and continues to forfeit the Covenant of Grace.

AND there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isaiah 11:1

This Branch is from:

Nacar (h5341) naw-tsar'; a prim. root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.)

or a bad one (to conceal, etc.): - besieged, hidden thing, keep (-er, -ing),

monument, observe, preserve (-r), subtil, watcher (-man).

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isaiah 11:2

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isaiah 11:3

And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. Luke 7:29

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. Luke 7:30

Satan or Lucifer, the singing and harp-playing prostitue as the king of Tyre, is also the FALSE BRANCH as the LIGHT and the 'female instructing principle.'

Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms [maggots] cover thee. Isaiah 14:11

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isaiah 14:12

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: Isaiah 14:13

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isaiah 14:14

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Isaiah 14:15

But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch [striking color], and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Isaiah 14:19

The common PRAISE word has this background:

Halal (h1984) haw-lal'; a prim. root; to be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causat. to celebrate; also to stultify...

And Lucifer is derived from this maddening form of PRAISE.

Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - lucifer.

Ezekiel tells much the same story to show that the BRANCH in Isaiah 25 speaks of musical instruments as the WEAPONS of Lucifer.

Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Eze 28:12

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Eze.28:13

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Eze 28:14

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Eze 28:15

By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Eze.28:16

Cast as profane is very similar to PRAISE and LUCIFER:

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

The song to be accompanied with instrumental music

Isa 25:1 O Lord (Jehovah), thou art my God (Elohim); I will exalt thee,

I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things (miracles);
thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Praising God is not crying "praise the Lord" or "Lord, Lord" but of telling what God has done which is praiseworthy.

Yadah (3034) yaw-daw'; a prim. root; used only as denom. from 3027; lit. to use (i. e. hold out) the hand; phys. to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; espec. to revere or worship (with extended hands); intens. to bemoan (by wringing the hands): - cast (out), (make) confess (- ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank (-ful, -s, -sgiving).

Isa 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap;

of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city;
it shall never be built.

Isa 25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

Isa 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast [spirit] of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Ps.18:2

Qeren (h7161) keh'-ren; from 7160; a horn (as projecting); by impl. a flask, cornet; by resembl. an elephant's tooth (i. e. ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); fig. power: - * hill, horn.

Qeren (h7162) keh'-ren; corresp. to 7161; a horn (lit. or for sound): - horn, cornet.

That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Da.3:5

The HORNS of the beast in revelation speak of power but they also speak of the bow and other musical instruments:

Keras (2768) ker'-as; from a prim. 2595, (the hair of the head); a horn (lit. or fig.): - horn.

Notice that the HORN is used in making a two-piece bow joined in the middle. It is also the name of musical instruments. Look at psallo and the meaning of sending a shaft from the bow: this is NOT a musical term:

Psallô (psao)

I. to touch sharply, to pluck, pull, twitch, Aesch.; toxou neuran ps. to twang the bow-string, Eur.; belos ek keraos ps. to send a shaft twanging from the bow

Psôô , rub, grind, etc., only found in Gramm., as etym. of psôchô, psôchos, psômos, psôra, etc.
Psôchô 1 [psaô] to rub out, ps. tas stachuas NTest.
Psaô [cf. katapsaô]
I. to touch lightly, rub;
I. intr. to crumble away, vanish, disappear, Soph.
Psômos 1 [psaô] a morsel, bit, psômoi andromeoi gobbets of man's flesh, Virgil's sanies ac frusta, Od.; also in Xen.

Belos [ballô, as Lat. jaculum from jacio meaning a dart, javelin ]

1. a missile, esp. an arrow,
2. like enchos,
used of any weapon, as a sword, Ar.: an axe, Eur.
3. the
agana belea of Apollo and Artemis in Hom. always denote the sudden, easy death of men and women respectively.
4. after Hom. of
anything swift-darting, Zênos belê the bolts of Zeus, himerou belos the shaft of love,

Keras means 2. of musical instruments, a horn for blowing, Xen.: a flute, Luc. 3. a drinking-horn, Xen.

Keras 1. bow, toxon 2. of musical instruments, horn for blowing, sêmênai tôi kerati also, the Phrygian flute, because it was tipped with horn

P. Vergilius Maro, Aeneid

She said, and from her quiver chose with speed
winged shaft, predestin'd for the deed;
Then to the stubborn
yew her strength applied,
Till the
far distant horns approach'd on either side.

The bowstring touch'd her breast, so strong she drew;
Whizzing in air the fatal arrow flew.

At once the twanging bow and sounding dart
The traitor heard, and felt the point within his heart.
beating with his heels in pangs of death,
flying friends to foreign fields bequeath.

The conqu'ring damsel, with expanded wings,
The welcome message to her mistress brings.
Their leader lost, the Volscians quit the field,
And, unsustain'd, the chiefs of Turnus yield.

Kerobatês [keras] horn-footed, hoofed, kerobatas PAN he that GOES with HORNS, i.e. the HORNED GOD; he that WALKS the MOUNTAIN-PEAKS

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. Ps.91:14

And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David. 1 Chr.11:5

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  2 Samuel 23:3  ---And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4 (Christ ia always evident in the O.T.)

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalm 91:4  ---Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16
God is my Horn
And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; Luke1:69

High Tower
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Ephesians 4:8

O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Jeremiah 16:19

Saviour is YASHA
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.  Matthew 1:21
Joshua or Jesua is yÿhowshuwa - yashaý
God is my Jesus! (Zec 3)
Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. Ezek 33:27

H2416 chay khah'ee From H2421 ; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:-- + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

H2421 chayah khaw-yaw' A prim root (compare H2331 , H2424 ); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive: -- keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.

For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through. Ezek 33:28

Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed. Ezek 33:29

Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,

Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Ezek 33:30

And they come unto thee as the people cometh,
and they sit before thee
as my people,
and they hear thy words,
......but they will not do them:

for with their mouth they shew much love,
...... but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Ezek 33:31

And, lo, thou art unto them
...... as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice,
...... and can play well on an instrument:
...... ...... for they hear thy words,
...... ...... but they do them not. Ezek 33:32

Nagan (h5059) naw-gan'; a prim. root; prop. to thrum, i. e. beat a tune with the fingers; espec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (gen.) to make music: - player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er, -ing..

Nagan (h5059) is used interchangeably with Chalal (h2490) which means to play the flute, pollute or prostitute.

Isa 25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

It is important to look at individual words and we won't be lusting after MUSIC. Music is always called NOISE in one form or another:

Shaown (h7588) shaw-one'; from 7582; uproar (as of rushing); by impl. destruction: - * horrible, noise, pomp, rushing, tumult (* -uous).

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Is.5:14

See the MUSICAL connection in the religious festivals which destroyed Israel as God's VINEYARD.

The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. Is.24:8

But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet: Am.2:2

Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. Je.48:36

Shaah (h7583) shaw-aw'; a prim. root [rather ident. with 7582 through the idea of whirling to giddiness]; to stun, i. e. (intrans.) be astonished: - wonder.

Shaah (h7582) shaw-aw'; a prim. root; to rush; by impl. to desolate: - be desolate, (make a) rush (-ing), (lay) waste.

Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, Is.6:11

Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters Is.17:12

The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. Is.17:13

Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps Is.37:26

In Hebrew, a SINGER is:

Shiyr (h7891) sheer; or (the orig. form) 7788 (1 Sam. 18:6), shoor; a prim. root [rather ident. with 7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy]; to sing: - behold [by mistake for 7788], sing (-er, - ing man, -ing woman).

Shuwr (h7788) shoor; a prim. root; prop. to turn, i. e. travel about (as a harlot or a merchant): - go, sing. See also 7891.

And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell. Is.57:9

The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market: and thou wast replenished, and made very glorious in the midst of the seas. Eze.27:25 

The Strangers are:

Zuwr (h2114) zoor; a prim. root; to turn aside (espec. for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; spec. (act. part.) to commit adultery: - (come from) another (man. place), fanner, go away, (e-) strange (-r, thing, woman).

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. Ho.8:7

Shiyr (h7891) sheer; or (the orig. form) 7788 (1 Sam. 18:6), shoor; a prim. root [rather ident. with 7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy]; to sing: - behold [by mistake for 7788], sing (-er, - ing man, -ing woman).

Shuwr (h7788) shoor; a prim. root; prop. to turn, i. e. travel about (as a harlot or a merchant): - go, sing. See also 7891.

Branch A symbol of kings descended from royal ancestors (Eze 17:3, Eze 17:10; Dan 11:7); of prosperity (Job 8:16); of the Messiah, a branch out of the root of the stem of Jesse (Isa 11:1), the "beautiful branch" (Isa 4:2), a "righteous branch" (Jer 23:5), "the Branch" (Zac 3:8; Zac 6:12). Disciples are branches of the true vine (Joh 15:5, Joh 15:6). "The branch of the terrible ones" (Isa 25:5) is rightly translated in the Revised Version "the song of the terrible ones," i.e., the song of victory shall be brought low by the destruction of Babylon and the return of the Jews from captivity. The "abominable branch" is a tree on which a malefactor has been hanged (Isa 14:19). The "highest branch" in Eze 17:3 represents Jehoiakim the king. [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

(Feminine): from H2167 ; a song to be accompanied with instrumental music:---psalm (-ist), singing, song.

Zamiyr (h2158) zaw-meer'; or zamir zaw-meer'; and (fem.) zÿmirah zem-ee-raw'; from 2167; a song to be accompanied with instrumental music: - psalm (-ist), singing, song

From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous.

But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. Is.24:16

Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished.

Those who sell them say, 'Praise the LORD, I am rich!' Their own shepherds do not spare them. Zec 11:5

Zamar (h2167) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [perh. ident. with 2167 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; prop. to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i. e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music: - give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.

Zamar (h ) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [comp. 2167, 5568, 6785]; to trim (a vine): - prune

And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. Is.5:6

Zemar (h2170) zem-awr'; from a root corresp. to 2167; instrumental music: - musick.

That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Da.3:5

Click to see the ABSOLUTE connection between these instruments and the number 666

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Amos 5:23

Zimrah (h2172) zim-raw'; from 2167; a musical piece or song to be accompanied by an instrument: - melody, psalm.

Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. Is.23:16

Terrible is:

Ariyc (h6184) aw-reets'; from 6206; fearful, i. e. powerful or tyrannical: - mighty, oppressor, in great power, strong, terrible, violent.

Arac (h6206) aw-rats'; a prim. root; to awe lr (intrans.) to dread; hence to harass: - be affrighted (afraid, dread, feared, terrified), break, dread, fear, oppress, prevail, shake terribly.

Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Is.47:12

Brought is affliction and responsive singing.

Anah (h6030) aw-naw'; a prim. root; prop. to eye or (gen.) to heed, i. e. pay attention; by impl. to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; spec. to sing, shout, testify, announce: - give account, afflict [by mistake for 6030], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for 6030], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, * scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also 1042, 1043.

And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. Ex.15:21

Anah (h6031) aw-naw'; a prim. root [possibly rather ident. with 6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating]; to depress lit. or fig., trans. or intrans. (in various applications, as follow): - abase self, afflict (-ion, self), answer [by mistake for 6030], chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self), hurt, ravish, sing [by mistake for 6030], speak [by mistake for 6030], submit self, weaken, * in any wise.

Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Ps.107:17

The Levitical Warrior musicians would mock and afflict Jesus in this prophecy:

O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. Ps.22:2

Save me from the lions mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns [cornet] of the unicorns [wild bull]. Ps.22:21

For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. Psa 22:24

Enuwth (h6039) en-ooth'; from 6030; affliction: - affliction.

See the prophecy in Psalm 22 and in Psalm 41 and in the Dead See Scroll version

Matthew Henry: The kind reception of repentant sinners, is often in the New Testament likened to a feast. The guests invited are all people, Gentiles as well as Jews. There is that in the gospel which strengthens and makes glad the heart, and is fit for those who are under convictions of sin, and mourning for it. There is a veil spread over all nations, for all sat in darkness. But this veil the Lord will destroy, by the light of his gospel shining in the world, and the power of his Spirit opening men's eyes to receive it. He will raise those to spiritual life who were long dead in trespasses and sins. Christ will himself, in his resurrection, triumph over death. Grief shall be banished; there shall be perfect and endless joy. Those that mourn for sin shall be comforted. Those who suffer for Christ shall have consolations. But in the joys of heaven, and not short of them, will fully be brought to pass this saying, God shall wipe away all tears.

Isa 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

See Rubel Shelly and the MARK of the new wineskin

And on the Wedding at Cana where Jesus became the "lil ole winemaker."

And the Wineskin Dogma

Isa 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

In the New Testament, Paul speaks of Israel being blinded by a veil: But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart (2 Corinthians 3:15). In Isaiah's day, it was more apparent that the nations were veiled. In Paul's day, it was more apparent that Israel was veiled. But for both the nations and for Israel, the remedy is the same: Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away (2 Corinthians 3:16).

Isa 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

The last days did not culminate in a secular or earthly kingdom. In fact, the eartly kingdoms will be destroyed. Jerusalem is especially identified as SODOM. Therefor, the beginning happens when we are baptized into Christ and have our citizenship translated into heaven where there will be no spiritual death.

Paul uses this passage to speak of the literal resurrection of the body. But again, this is not a resurrection to our present world order.

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption: 1 Cor 15:42

It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 1 Cor 15:43

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 1 Cor 15:44

This does not fit us to dwell in a literal Jerusalem but in the heavenly Zion.

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 1 Cor 15:56

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 15:57

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, alway abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor 15:58

Isa 25:9 And it shall be said in that day,

Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him,

and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Yeshuwah (h3444) yesh-oo'-aw; fem. pass. part. of 3467; something saved, i. e. (abstr.) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity: - deliverance, health, help (-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth Is.52:7

And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. Is.59:16

For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. Is.59:17

Yasha (h3467) yaw-shah'; a prim. root; prop. to be open, wide or free, i. e. (by impl.) to be safe; causat. to free or succor: - * at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. Zec.9:9

And the Lord their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. Zec.9:16

The BRANCH will be Jehovah- Saves or Joshua or Jesus. HE will sit on ONE THRONE as both king and priest and their will be harmony between them Both.

Isa 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the Lord rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

Isa 25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

Isa 25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Bring down is:

Naga (h5060) naw-gah'; a prim. root; prop. to touch, i. e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman); by impl. to reach (fig. to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (* be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

Nagan (h5059) naw-gan'; a prim. root; prop. to thrum, i. e. beat a tune with the fingers; espec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (gen.) to make music: - player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er, -ing..

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Isa 23:15

What is the song of the prostitute:

Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. Is.23:16

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. Eze.33:32

The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. Ps.68:25

And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Is.29:4

Bring is:

Shachach (h7817) shaw-khakh'; a prim. root; to sink or depress (reflex. or caus.): - bend, bow (down), bring (cast) down, couch, humble self, be (bring) low, stoop.

And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: Is.5:15

In his sermon on Isaiah 25 Rubel Shelly speaks of the KINGDOM as something yet to be set up. If we go on into Isaiah 26 the walls are--

Not a literal kingdom with walls:

IN that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah;

We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. Isaiah26:1

Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. Isaiah 26:2

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:4

For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust. Isaiah 26:5

Essentially, the "gospel" in the NT is the good news that the kingdom of God has come in Jesus (Matt. 4:23, 9:35, Mark 1:14, Luke 4:43, Acts 20:24f).3 "Kingdom" is (1) God's sovereign power, (2) his sovereign authority, and (3) his coming into history to defeat Satan and bring about salvation with all its consequences.4 God's kingdom power includes all his mighty acts in history, especially including the Resurrection of Christ.

God's kingdom authority is the reiteration of his commandments. When the kingdom appears in power, it is time for people to repent. They must obey (hupakouo) the gospel (2 Thess. 1:8, compare apeitheo in 1 Pet. 4:17). The gospel itself requires a certain kind of conduct (Acts 14:15, Gal. 2:14, Phil. 1:27; cf. Rom 2:16).

When God comes into history, he brings his power and authority to bear on his creatures. In kingdom power, he establishes peace. So NT writers frequently refer to the "gospel of peace" (Eph. 6:15; cf. Acts 10:36, Rom. 10:15), sometimes referring to the "mystery" of God bringing Gentiles and Jews together in one body (Rom. 16:25, Eph. 6:19).

It is this whole complex: God's power to save, the reiteration of God's commands, and his coming into history to execute his plan, that is the gospel. It is good news to know that God is bringing his good plans to fruition.

Consider Isa. 52:7, one of the most important background passages for the New Testament concept of gospel:

How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
Who publishes salvation,
Who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." (ESV)

It is the reign of God that is good news, news that ensures peace and salvation. Even the demand for repentance is good news, because in context it implies that God, though coming in power to claim his rights, is willing to forgive for Christ's sake.

If Jesus was the wine manufacturer then the imagry is of blinding those who will not hear His Words:

And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? Mt.13:10

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Mt 13:11

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Matt 13:12

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Mt.13:13

Jesus never spoke to the multitudes without using a parable. The story of the wedding is that of a fairly large group and the host has not supplied himself with wine or "oil" for his lamp.

See the Odes of Solomon

And I saw the destroyer of destruction, when the bride who is corrupted is adorned: and the

bridegroom who corrupts and is corrupted.

And I asked the Truth, 'Who are these?'; and He said to me,

'This is the deceiver and the error; odes, Ode 38:9-10
and they are alike in the
beloved and in his bride:
they lead astray and corrupt the whole world: odes, Ode 38:11
> and they invite many to the banquet, and
> give them to drink of the wine of their intoxication,
> and remove their wisdom and knowledge, and so
> they make them without intelligence" odes, Ode 38:12-13

See Isaiah 5

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: Amos 8:9

And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:10

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:12


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