Isaiah (Program #41) – The Servant of Jehovah, the Arm of Jehovah, the Reigning God, & the Exalted Christ in Relation to Israel’s Return & Restoration
Isaiah beseech the Lord in chapter 51 of his prophecy, “Arise, arise! Put on strength, O arm of Jehovah; Arise as in the days of old.” Surely God has done many mighty things for His people throughout ages. As when He dried up the Red Sea for them to walk through as they escape from Egypt. But to us Christ is also the arm of Jehovah; releasing us and rescuing us from our captivity. Staying with us for another encouraging and uplifting life study of the Bible.
Mark (Program #34) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (8)
Mark chapter 13, is a chapter that’s difficult to understand. In this chapter the Lord Jesus was speaking to His disciples by way of prophecies concerning events that must occur before the ushering in of the kingdom age.
Many people studied this chapter focusing on these prophecies while missing the real significance of His speaking. For in this chapter He is not just predicting the future events in order to entice us to follow the prophecies but rather He was preparing the disciples as well as all those who would follow the disciples to become His believers in future generations. This preparation was with a definite goal and purpose. Not merely to strengthen our faith in His word by accurately predicting future events. No. Much more than that.; His speaking in this portion of scripture is to prepare all His seeking ones for the producing and bringing forth of the New Man.
Isaiah (Program #40) – The Servant of Jehovah to be God’s Full Salvation
In both Isaiah 42 and 49 Christ, the servant of Jehovah is presented as a covenant and as a light to the people of God. A covenant and a light, why are these two linked? Are they linked in other passages of the Bible?
Mark (Program #33) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (7)
At a critical time during the final few days before His crucifixion, the Lord Jesus took the disciples to the Mount of Olives. From that spot looking across to the temple in all its’ splendor, He spoke to them of the coming events that would ultimately usher in the kingdom of God to the earth
Let’s pick up His word to the disciples in Mark chapter 13:1, “And as He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, Teacher, behold, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!
And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? There shall by no means be left here a stone upon a stone which shall not be thrown down. And as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished? And Jesus began to say to them, See that no one leads you astray. Many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ! and will lead many astray. And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; it must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These things are the beginning of birth pangs.”
This phrase, birth pangs is a clear reference to a coming delivery, a child is been born. But what is this birth that He spoke of and has it taken place, even yet? Many clear signs were unveiled in Mark chapter 13.
Isaiah (Program #39) – The Servant of Jehovah as a Covenant and a Light
A classic hymn of the Christian faith written by one of the giants in ages past asks the question “and can it be that I shall gain an interest in the Savior’s blood?” A resounding “yes” shall be our instantaneous reply. That is if we have realized that all that God has promised even guaranteed to us. We gladly present this binding guarantee from the pages of Isaiah on today’s life study of the Bible.
Mark (Program #32) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (6)
In the last few days of the Lord Jesus’ life on this earth, He was preparing His disciples for this great moment. His preparation to them was as Peter said in 2 Pet 1:19 “And we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.“
Isaiah (Program #38) – The Servant of Jehovah as Typified by Cyrus, Israel and Isaiah
On one hand, Christ and the church of God are uniquely New Testament. The term and historical placement of Christ and His church fall beyond the scope of the Old Testament Scriptures. Yet as surely as God is in Christ, Christ and the church are clearly seen in passage after passage of the Old Testament as well. If not directly then how do we see Him and how do we know the church? We have delighted in bringing you the Christ found in the writings of Isaiah. We look forward to bringing you to another revelation from Isaiah today and that of His church, His House on this life study of the Bible.
Mark (Program #31) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (4)&(5)
In the Old Testament the selection and preparation of the passover lamb was of great importance. Exodus tells us that after selecting the top lamb from the flock, the one without any blemish or imperfection still that lamb would undergo a vigorous inspection during the 4 days prior to been offered up on the day of passover.
As New Testament believers we know that Jesus fulfills the type of the passover lamb, the real Lamb of God, Who is offered up on the day of passover for our sins. But do we realize in the 4 days prior to His been crucified, He too was examined, tested and inspected by both the religious leaders as well as the leaders of the worldly government. In every way this wonderful one past the testing and was uniquely qualify to be the real Lamb of God.
The word “gospel” means glad tidings or good news. Isaiah chapter 40 declares “Go up to a high mountain, O Zion, who brings glad tidings; Lift up your voice with power, say to the cities of Judah here is your God.” As if to serve God on a fine platter to mankind, Isaiah 40 is truly a deep and profound presentation of the glad tidings. Stay with us today as we examine one of the most magnificent chapters in Scripture on life study of the Bible.
Mark (Program #30) – The Preparation of the Slave-Savior for His Redemptive Service (3) & (4)
The Lord Jesus enter into Jerusalem exactly six days prior to His crucifixion. During the first two of these days He was welcomed by the crowd who honored Him and exalted Him really for the first time in His earthly ministry.
The next four days were time of testing and examination by both the religious and the political leaders. These two groups who were natural enemies became united in their desire to defeat the Slave-Savior who had now won the hearts of the people. Various factions of these two groups plotted using the out most of their human cunning and reasoning to trap Him. But each attempt merely afforded the Lord another opportunity to display His marvelous wisdom confounding them on the one hand and inciting them on the other hand to do what they needed to so that He could do what He must do; and that is to be offer up a sacrifice at the hand of these very same leaders, a worldly religion and politics.