Isaiah, 48


Read Isaiah 48 in the ESV and then list the things that speak to your heart about the passage and then read in the Message and see if the LORD speaks to your heart in a different way than in the ESV.

[ I like to use different translations of the Bible because sometimes when I read a familiar passage in a different translation the Lord speaks to me in a new way. The translations that I use is as follows: NIV, ESV, NKJV, AMPC, NLT and the Message which is more modern paraphrase of the Bible. There are other versions and study Bibles out there but these are the ones that I have on hand. I also look at the You Version App on my smart phone as a Hebrew/ Greek lexicon App. to get a better understanding of the words that are used. Now, back to the study Questions]

To whom is the Lord addressing in this passage and how can it apply to us as believers in the Lord today? Use scripture references to back up your reasons.

Read Isaiah 48:1-11 in the Message and list the things that speak or convict you about this passage?

Do you live one way during the week and then come Sunday and put on Christ- like show in front of friends and family or do you live what you believe is true about the One you come to worship on Sunday?

Have the circumstances in this earth got you distracted and your heart hardened to the LORD by them? If so, then how does this passage speak to your heart?

How has the LORD used the circumstances in your life to test and refine your Character and belief in HIM?

How have you seen the Lord use the circumstances of others that you personally know to deepen their hope in the LORD?

Isaiah, 47


Read Isaiah 47 AMPC and ESV and write a brief three to five sentence on what this passage is about.

What does the Lord liken Idolatry to in this passage and why?

To which nation is this prophetic message for and what does this passage say will happen to it?

What does this nation mentioned in this chapter personify and what will be its demise?

What is the end result in trusting in anything but the One True God?

Consider the spiritual climate in which you live in :

Your family.

Your friends:

The city, town, or village:

The nation in which you live.

Ask the LORD to reveal to you personally what your part is in bringing about unity in these areas? Are these areas in which you are comfortable in or is the Lord stirring in your heart to HIS Spirit poured out upon His people in such a way that these areas are transformed by His Power?

Isaiah, 46


Read Isaiah 46 in the ESV and write down the words or phrases that speak to you the most from the passage.

What are the promises that the Lord has made to the remnant of Israel and how do these promises apply to us today?

What differences can you make between the One True God and the idols of Babylon?

What were the idols mentioned in this chapter?

How does Isaiah 46:3-4 and Isaiah 46:8-10 bring you comfort in the circumstances that you are in at this moment?

Don’t Loose Heart


May your hearts rejoice in the goodness of God.

May your hearts be stirred to pray for a fresh outpouring of the Lord’s Spirit this day.

Come and cast down your burdens upon His feet.

Come and cast aside every hindrance by the power of Jesus Name.

Let go of your expectations of how things should be,

whether the things are for your life or someone you love.

For the LORD is in control.

He is the One on the throne.

Don’t loose heart, dear one!

Don’t loose heart, dear one!

He has called you by Name!

He has this world in His hand,

Nothing has escaped His attention;

All things flows through His hands.

The good with the bad.

So, rejoice!

Have hope for Jesus overcame this world;

Go before HIM boldly this day!

Amen!

Isaiah, 45


Read Isaiah 45:1-13 ESV and write a brief summary of this passage below.

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In what year or time period does Cyrus who is prophesied in this passage come to power?

Whose Instrument did the Lord say Cyrus was to be?

Did Cyrus know the Lord?

For what reason is Cyrus named and when did he carry out what the Lord set in place for him to do?

List the other scripture references pertaining to Cyrus and the context in which Cyrus is found.

Read Isaiah 45:14-25 ESV and list all the qualities or attributes that Make that Lord, God in this passage?

Isaiah 45:18-25 , note what the speaks to your heart the most about this portion of the chapter below?

Spend some time seek the Lord and ask HIM to lay a person or nation on your heart to pray for in the next coming weeks? Keep the person or nation before the Lord and see what the Lord will do in this time of intercession.

Isaiah,44


Read Isaiah 44:1- 28 ESV

How times does this passage say, “Fear not. ?”

List the promises that the Lord has given to Israel and then to us.

What does the Lord say about Himself and His Redeemer in Isaiah 44:6-8?

What is the folly of Idolatry versus faith in the One true God?

In what forms does Idolatry exist today?

Is there anything taking the place of the Lord in your life today?

What does the Lord tell us to remember in Isaiah 44:21-28?

Isaiah, 43


Read Isaiah 43 Amplified the classic edition and then in your everyday Bible Translation for me the ESV

Isaiah 43:1 ESV

But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob,

He who formed you, O Israel:

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine.

What is the LORD saying to you personally through Isaiah 43:1?

Does this chapter comfort you in regards to your relationship with the Lord? Why?

Write out Isaiah 43:5-7 from either the ESV, AMPC, or your normal Version:

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What has the LORD promised to those who believe in HIM and what about you personally?

What does the LORD command in Isaiah 43:8-9?

READ Isaiah 43:10-13 in the AMPC below:

You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe in Me, remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no god formed, neither shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, besides Me there is no Savior. I have declared [the future] and have saved [the nation in times of danger], and I have shown [ that I am God] – when there is no strange or alien god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says, the Lord, that I am God. Yes, from the time of the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is none who can deliver out of My hand. I will work and who can hinder or reverse it?

Explain how your reactions to life’s storms both in trivial and in heart-wrenching circumstances reflect the One and Only true God to whom you believe?

Remember, your friends, family, and the world watches your reactions to life’s circumstances especially if you profess to the LORD in any capacity. They are looking to you to see and that they may come to know and understand that Jesus is the LORD.

Does your life reflect and show that the LORD is who HE says HE is?

Read Isaiah 43:14-28 ESV and list the verses that speak to your heart the most in this time in your life.

Isaiah, 42


Read Isaiah 42:1-9 ESV and list the description given to the chosen servant and compare it with the life of Jesus in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?

Make note of any references to Jesus being the chosen servant or Messiah in the Gospels here below:

Isaiah 42:6 -7 Fill in the blank from the ESV

“I am the _________; I called you in _______________________. I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a _____________ for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon from the prison those who sit in darkness.

Who was given a covenant for the people? List any references to this.

Read Isaiah 42:8-9 and note references to verse 8 with that of Deuteronomy or Leviticus?

Read Isaiah 42:10-17 ESV write a brief summary or just bullet points of this passage below:

Read Isaiah 42:18-25 ESV and describe the spiritual condition of the nation of Israel and compare it to the condition of the American Church and the church world wide at this present time.

Spend some time seek the LORD on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world and in the nation to which you live in. Ask the LORD to reveal you part in this time in history.

Isaiah, 41


Read Isaiah 41 ESV out loud or play an audio version as you listen write about the words or phrases that speak to your heart at the moment that you hear them.

Also write down any images that the LORD may give to you as you read and listen.

Write out Isaiah 41:6-7 below:

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Describe the process of the craftsman uses to refine and/or strengthen the gold and silver.

How is this process reflected in the life of a believer in the LORD?

What does the LORD call the offspring of Abraham?

What does the LORD say to Israel in Isaiah 41:8-10?

How has the LORD strengthen and upheld you in your current circumstances?

How many times in Isaiah 41 is “Fear not” mentioned?

List all the promises that the LORD makes in this chapter?

How do the list of promises from Isaiah 41 speak directly to your situation or emotional state? Do these promises comfort you right now?

Why are idols useless?

Are there any idols in your own life that you need to acknowledge and repent from today?

Listen to His Heart


Go to a quiet place and listen to the LORD’s heart. Listen and act out of obedience for the LORD of Angel Armies desires to speak with you today.

Who is in control of this earth that you live in? Who created this earth from nothing and formed man from the dust of the earth? Who is in control of your hearts dear friends? Who do you put your hope into because if it is in anything or anyone else other the LORD JESUS CHRIST than you will find that you are truly without hope.

I will let you in on a secret to the joy and happiness in my life. This secret is really no secret at all and that is this:

Jesus Christ is the LORD in other words HE is MY MASTER in this life! I have been through way too many things to know that JESUS is not only GOD but HE is the one true GOD?

How many of the other religions can profess that the THE LORD sent his one and only Son to become a human being, a servant, of the most high GOD. HE lived a sinless life. HE was tempted in every way the human race has been ever since creation and yet because HE LOVED humans more than the scourging, more than the nails driven into his hands and feet, more than the sword that pierced His side and more the death on the cross: He endured all of it so that you and I could be forgiven.

Here is just a couple of the things that the LORD brought me through:

  1. Abusive childhood into a GOD-fearing loving home
  2. Several car accidents including one where my car nearly flipped on its side.
  3. There are several things that GOD has brought healing to my body, my mind and emotions.

The list could go on..

Name a few of the things that the LORD has brought you through and give HIM the glory for it.