Isaiah (Program #29) – A Sanctuary to the Positive Ones…a Trap and a Snare to the Negative Ones
1 Peter chapter 2 reveals Christ as the stone which the builders rejected. “This has become the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense; who stumble at the word,” This word was quoted from Isaiah 8 and reveals Christ not simply as the Savior but as the One of God’s purpose and plan. How do you know Him? Do you know Him as your Savior? If you do, do you know Him as the Stone?
Isaiah (Program #28) – A Child of both the Divine and Human Natures…
All true believers love God’s word and love the genuine and undeniable words of prophecy. It seems that most people today may favor prophecy concerning Christ’s second coming. But much of the richest prophecy in Scripture concerns His first coming. Like these famous words of Isaiah written some 700 hundred years before Christ’s birth. Chapter 7 verse 14 says “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and will bear a son, and she will call his name Immanuel.” Chapter 9, verse 6, “For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Please stay with us for this extraordinary life study of the Bible.
Isaiah (Program #27) – Christ seen in His Divine Glory with His Human Virtues
May be we feel condemned knowing that as Christians we should be shining as lights in the world. But instead we feel that we are near the bottom ourselves. God’s Old Testament prophet Isaiah was in such a state when he received the vision of the Christ in glory, the perfect remedy in his depression and despair. Do you need such vision?
Today’s broadcast brings us again to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah. A very penetrating view of the condition of God’s people in Isaiah’s time. But Christ appeared…
Isaiah (Program #26) – Christ being the Shoot of Jehovah and the Fruit of the Earth
How often have you ever wondered; what is God doing? What is His purpose for all of these? Is it just to save me and take me to heaven? If that is all and why didn’t Christ come back centuries ago? Actually the God of the Bible is active and moving bringing His redeemed people into the highest calling and purpose in the universe far beyond our simplistic imagination. Don’t miss today’s extraordinary life study of the Bible.
Isaiah (Program #25) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (12)
Isaiah concludes as the whole Bible does, with the New Heaven and New Earth with New Jerusalem as God’s ultimate habitation and our ultimate destiny as the people of God. Where would you be? Where would God’s Old Testament saints be? and how about the angels?
Isaiah (Program #24) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (11)
The gospels unveil Jesus Christ coming in the flesh to mankind. This was His first coming and it was foretold in many passages of the Old Testament. As Christians today most of us are eagerly awaiting His second coming and this too was clearly alluded to in ancient Scripture such as Isaiah. But to see these prophecies clearly at times require a skillful and experienced guide. Watchman Nee and Witness Lee was such guides to the church in this age.
Isaiah (Program #23) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (10)
A tremendous verse in the New Testament book of Galatians tells us “I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” This is Galatians 2:20. Actually the type of this marvelous truth of the Christian life is displayed in the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Mankind in general and we specifically were all “fired” and replaced by the victorious Christ. This is the theme of this great Old Testament book of prophecy and also the theme of today’s program on the life study of the Bible.
Isaiah (Program #22) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (8 & 9)
Some of the most powerful imagery in Scripture is related to water; from the rive of water of life that flows from Genesis 1 all the way through Revelation 22. Water is given to us as a picture of how God conveys His very divine life to man. This picture is prominent in the book of Isaiah as well, where the water of life flows from springs, streams, fountains and wells. And all the thirsty are compelled to come to God and drink freely. Don’t miss this extraordinary life study of the Bible.
Isaiah (Program #21) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (7)
God’s plan for our redemption require a full and complete sacrifice for our sins and transgressions. A spotless lamb was the type in the Old Testament until the real Lamb of God would arrive on the scene to take away the sins of the people and satisfy God’s righteous demands forever. Of course, as Christians we know that Jesus Christ was such a perfect offering on our behalf. Of all the passages of Scripture that deal with the great reality of the Christian faith, none provide a perfect and poetic narrative the chapter 53 in the Old Testament book of Isaiah. This prophecy was written some seven hundred years before Christ, yet the description is awesome in its detail of Christ offering Himself for the transgression and iniquities of mankind. Stay tune for our second program on Isaiah 53 on today’s life study of the Bible.
Isaiah (Program #20) – Christ as the Servant of Jehovah (6)
Friends, please listen to the words of the prophet Isaiah, spoken some seven hundred years before the coming of Christ:
“Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of Jehovah been revealed? For He grew up like a tender plant before Him, And like a root out of dry ground. He has no attracting form nor majesty that we should look upon Him, Nor beautiful appearance that we should desire Him. He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised; and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our sicknesses, And carried our sorrows; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded because of our transgressions; He was crushed because of our iniquities; The chastening for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we have been healed. more…