"Encouragement [1-7], Witnesses ."
This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org
This chapter is centered on God comforting His people. Everything is positive, even when He is correcting His own and it seems a little severe. However, in the end it produces positive fruit for His kingdom. God is always fair.
Isaiah 43:1 "But now thus saith the Lord That created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, "Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine."
This is God's assurance to each of us that we should have no fear when we are in His care. The word "redeemed" is a legal term in the Hebrew text, and it is the same word used for "kinsman redeemer". When God uses the name "Jacob", He is addressing the natural seed of all of the tribes of Israel. Remember that God changed Jacob's name from Jacob to "Israel", which in the Hebrew tongue means "the prince that prevailed with God".
So we see that our Heavenly Father is claiming His Fathership here over our minds. He said, I formed you and I don't want you to be afraid. If we are blessed with His Word and promises straight from His mouth that He will take care of each of us, so why would a person run off to traditions and teachings formed by men, rather then taking comfort in the words of our creator.
Isaiah 43:2 "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."
When the Children of Israel came to the Red Sea, the sea parted. When the three children of Israel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were thrown in the fiery furnace, not one hair one their head was even touched by the fire. Then when Nebuchadnezzar looked into the fire he saw a forth in there with them, which he described as "the Son of God". God walked with them and they were not burned by the fire.
Today many people worry about the tribulation when there is no reason why they should. If you are a child of God, He has promised you that He will take care of you. In the first place we have learned from Daniel 8:23-25 that Satan the Antichrist will come in peacefully, and prosperously. He will make all crafts to prosper and be well off. The kind of tribulation that is coming is not one of physical harm, but a spiritual battle that will take place in the minds of people. The destruction comes not by guns but by deception.
Daniel 8:23 "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up."
This is why we were told by Paul in Ephesians 6:10-20 to put on the full "armor of God". We were told that "we do not war against the power of arm, but against the power of dark sentences". Our fight is against the "king of fierce countenances", and that king is Satan who will play the role of the Antichrist, or false messiah. That battle is for your soul and not your physical body. This next world war is fought with the weapons of words and half truths, with concepts and precepts that come right out of the Bible, only Satan will twist them to make them a lie. Friend, when this battle starts the only armor that we can use to defend ourselves is God's Word, and those that are caught up in tradition's of men and false doctrine will be easily shaken.
Daniel 8:24 "And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy People."
Satan will destroy many through his deception which will come "wonderfully" by his miracles, and (hard to believe) works. Friend, Satan is coming to look and act just like you would expect Christ to look and act. Though Satan's power will be mighty, he gets power and support through the craftiness of the "one world" governmental system. This system is nothing new to us today for it was formed over forty years ago, and even the kids in grade school have learned to love and respect that filthy system. As we draw near to the coming of the false Christ, we will be limited more and more by the laws of this system, as the name of God and our Lord Jesus Christ will be removed from all forms of our lives.
Daniel 8:25 "And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand."
The policy of an organization or government sets the limits of operation of that body. Nothing is allowed to occur outside the policy that is set. Satan's policy will be to promise you whatever your price is to worship him. For most Christians today that price is so low and cheap, it simply doesn't exist. Why? The Kenites and their religious leaders will lead them right into Satan's camp. It may be with a government wage, a pension, and some are low enough to sell out for a medical plan. Have you thought over what your price of selling your soul is worth to you?
Remember that you will not see the Lord Jesus Christ in your physical body, because all flesh, or corruptible bodies shall be changed into their incorruptible bodies for the Millennium age. If you see someone claiming to be Christ and you are still in the flesh, you are looking at a fake. There will be no age difference, or sickness in that incorruptible body, for it shall be as the angels have and what you will be living in for the next thousand years. [ I Corinthians 15:50-52]
The "Prince of princes" that shall come and destroy Satan and his system is Jesus Christ. Christ's coming is at the seventh trumpet of Revelation, and all evil is destroyed by Christ's two edged sword, which is His Word from His mouth. If men's traditions captivate your mind then you are being robbed of the truth of God's Word. However in reality you don't have anything to worry about when you use common sense and the knowledge of God's Word. God will protect His own when you are in His service.
Isaiah 43:3 "For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee."
This is God's title and name, "I am". When Moses asked God, who should tell the people that sent; God said, tell them "I AM THAT I AM". God will be what He wants Himself to be, and here in this verse He is "Savior and the Holy One of Israel".
God gave the entire world over to Cyrus, who was a type of Christ, as we saw in the Isaiah 41. He also used Egypt for a place for the family of Israel to hide during the famine and in Egypt Israel grew into a nation. God takes care of His own for when they came out of Egypt, they went out far richer then when they came in. This verse refers to two different times in history which were about one thousand years apart.
Isaiah 43:4 "Since thou wast precious in My sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life."
God is telling us that His children have been honored because God has loved them. We were honored because God chose those whom He would. The word "men" as used in the Hebrew text is "Adam" and is singular. We have the first Adam that sinned and brought sin to the world, and the second Adam is to say Christ. I Corinthians 15:45-47 tells us of the two Adams.
I Corinthians 15:45 "And so it is written, "The first man Adam was made a living soul;" the last Adam was made a quickening spirit."
I Corinthians 15:46 "Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual."
I Corinthians 15:47 "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
"Therefore I give thee" in the Hebrew tongue "give" is "kopher" and means "ransom"; "I ransom for you". The ransom price is an atonement price. Historically Ethiopia and Seba [Egypt] were given to Persia as ransom-money for the release of Israel by Persia through the successors of Cyrus. In the time of Isaiah all three of these nations were connected under one dynasty.
Remember that this is a type of what shall come later. The ransom price was the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave His blood to ransom our souls back to Himself. How could anyone love you any more than the love our Heavenly Father has given to us?
Isaiah 43:5 "Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;"
Many think that this is in reference to the tribe of Judah going back to establish their nation in Palestine, but it has not happened yet. Only one small part of the whole House of Israel has been gathered back at this time, and the final gathering will take place at the return of Jesus Christ at the seventh trumpet. This is going forward to the time of the restoration of His people. Though salvation is extended to all the races and all the people, the promised Seed who is Jesus Christ, would come through the linage of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and through their offspring Judah and David as given in Luke 3:23-38.
That seed brought salvation to all the world, to those who would believe on His name and repent of their sins. However that does not relieve the duties that God had placed on those children of the seed that He has called.
Isaiah 43:6 "I will say to the north, `Give up'; and to the south, `Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;"
Naturally we know this has not happened yet even in our generation, for it shall come to pass in the Millennium age. It shall happen from that Millennium temple where the Word will be taught, as recorded in the Ezekiel 44. In those days the teaching will be God's Word, as well as strict discipline. Discipline means that you are a student, and that you discipline yourself in the things that you are taught. This is something that is not taught in most church houses of today.
Isaiah 43:7 "Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him."
Every thing and person on the face of this earth were made for one purpose, and that is to give God glory. It is God that created the stars in the heaven, the earth and the planets, and everything that is on them. Included in that creation are you and I.
Revelation 4:11 "Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
God has formed and shaped all mankind in the ways that they are, and He has molded you in the way that you are. He is the potter and we are the clay, and some of His children He has called to do a service for Him. He has given them gifts to be used, and He expects us to use what He has given to us. This selection of souls whom He will use goes even back into the first earth age, and God doesn't play favorites for those chosen were chosen for the stand they took at the rebellion by Satan and the angels that followed him.
Isaiah 43:8 "Bring forth the blind People that have eye, and the deaf that have ears."
These people that are blind can see exactly what you can see, but they cannot see it with understanding. They can be standing right next to you and hear exactly what you can hear, but they cannot hear it with understanding. So why would God have them brought forth in this future sense? Because this time is the Millennium age, and they will now be in their incorruptible bodies whereby they can see and understand. It is the time of teaching and discipline. Those that work and discipline themselves now in these flesh bodies will be the teachers and judges of the Millennium age.
Isaiah 43:9 "Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things: let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, it is truth.' "
Let all the nations including the Gentiles be gathered together, and seek among all of them what happened in that first earth age. Do you know what happened then, except for what is written in His Word? Stop and look around us today and see how many people even in the Christian world can tell you anything about the events of the age before the flesh age we now live in. Very few. It is this same world, but a different age, or period of time.
God is saying that when they come forth and present what they know, very little if any could be proven except for what is written in His Word. What is taught in most church houses today plays on the blindness of their traditions to where they can't see the simplicity of His Word. You can't help understand what went on in that first earth age, once you understand His overall plan for the salvation of all souls in this earth age. The two ages are tied together through that plan, and any witnesses that produce facts that do not conform to the plan simply is a lie.
Isaiah 43:10 "Ye are my witnesses," saith the Lord, and my Servant Whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me."
God is saying the meaning of the sacred name, "I AM THAT I AM". He is saying that it is He that has chosen you, and allowed you to have the understanding enough to believe on Him, and be a servant to Him. God wrote this letter to give us His prophecy that we may know and understand exactly what He intends to do. It will be by the types of the Old Testament we know and can document that God keeps His Word. Then when we come to the time of our generation, we have witnessed more prophecy come to pass in one generation then in any other period of time in all history.
The event that started the final generation into being was the parable of the fig tree. The generation that would witness the Jews return to Palestine to create a new nation, is the generation that Jesus said would not pass until all the events of the end times were completed. Today we call that nation Israel, the home of the figs, both the good and the bad figs. The good figs being the offspring of the tribe of Judah, and the tribes of the old House of Judah. The bad figs are the Kenites that infiltrated into the ranks of Judah, and took over the duties of the scribes and priests when they were captive in Babylon. That final generation started in May of 1948, and today many of the end time prophesies are history to us today. Even the so-called "New World order" with all its agencies are common to all nations of the world.
Matthew 24:32 "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:"
Matthew 24:33 "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."
Matthew 24:33 "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
We are living in a very unique time whereby we can witness "these things" daily on our television screens, and witness that the birthing pangs are growing closer and closer together with each day. It has reached a point today that you would almost have to be blind not to see them. Many of the events are happening at the same time, yet most Christians can not understand the signs that are right before them. How in the world could a Christian doubt God's Word with so many prophesies coming to pass. Man's traditions cannot be a witness to what is happening, but only God's Word can bear these truths out today.
Isaiah 43:11 "I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is no saviour."
God is stressing the fact that He is the Lord God Almighty, and there is no other God besides Him. He is telling you that there is no other salvation other then by Him and through His Son Jesus Christ. The book of Isaiah is God's plan of salvation and there is no plan of salvation for you other then going through the way that He has provided. That way is by your faith and belief in Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that He has made for you at the cross. It is accepting that gift unconditionally by the repentance of your sins in Jesus name. Jesus name is the only credentials that you can have at the throne of God, for Jesus is your advocate at the right hand of the Father in heaven.
Isaiah 43:12 "I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are My witnesses," saith the Lord, "that I am God."
God has told you in His Word from the time of Abraham, from the time of the release from Pharaoh in Egypt, through all those times when God protected His children when it looked like there was no hope. God wrote those events in His Word, and made promises to those that would believe Him and trust in His Word. God is asking you to take those recorded events as a witness of Him and believe that our Heavenly Father is the only true God.
God is saying that you saw the Red sea parting, and the water flow out of the rocks. You gathered the manna in the mornings and ate of the quill that I provided each day in the wilderness. You saw the victories that I gave you as you took the promised land, and lived in that land. God is reminding us that we are His witness to His love and guiding protection. History proves that God's Word is true.
Man thinks that he has to have something that he can see to worship, so he whittles out his own gods, and forms his own comforting deceiving beliefs. Most Christians today have come to find rest in fly-away fairy-tales, rather then finding comfort in the promises of God.
Isaiah 43:13 "Yea, before the day was I am He; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand: I will work, and who shall let it?"
God is telling you and I that He has been around since before there was a day. I have stated My Word and there is no one that can change it. Everything is going to happen and come to pass exactly as it is written. Even when Jesus walked the earth when He was in the flesh, and when was asked a question; He would answer them, "Have you not heard, for it is written..."
Isaiah 43:14 "Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; "For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships."
God is calling Himself "your redeemer" and "the Holy One of Israel". He is making Himself personal to you, and it is for your sake that he brought down the nation of Babylon, and their leader. It is for your sake that He has taken apart their world wide shipping and trade. This was a type when it happened way back at the fall of Babylon, and it shall happen again when mystery Babylon of Revelation falls again in the near future. The Babylonian shipping was a beautiful fleet, and they sang proudly about their ships. God dismantled their empire for His children's sake, and for His love for them.
That Babylon of old was a type of the Babylon that is being built up today with its world wide shipping and commerce. The time is coming very shortly also that these ships, also called the "ships of Tarshish" will also be dismantled, and their empire taken apart. God has promised us from His Word that when this comes to pass, He will be there to protect each of His own. God said, "Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer", He promised it and you can count on it.
Isaiah 43:15 "I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King."
He is telling you again that He is your King, the creator of Israel and you can count on Him.
Isaiah 43:16 "Thus saith the Lord, Which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;"
God again is reminding us of the mighty miracle that He performed for the children of Israel by parting the Red sea. He separated the waters and made a way that you could pass on dry ground. This event is recorded in Exodus 14:16-22. God is letting you know that He loved you enough that He has performed in the past, and He will do it again today to save your soul; if you believe upon Him.
Isaiah 43:17 "Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; "They shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow."
God is telling us that any mighty army that man can put together, I can quench out like the flame of a lantern. The lantern has a wick [tow] that use to have flax as the wick, and once the flax has burned, even a slight wind will cause the wick to puff into dust. That is what God is comparing any army that man can assemble against His own. Puff and their gone. It is only God that has the power to do this. This is why God is saying don't fear the fire, the army, or any power that comes your way, I am greater then them all. I did it before for your ancesters, and I will do it for you.
Salvation is not limited to any time period, but in the Millennium there is a different set of rules. The same conditions apply for all periods; belief, trust and obedience.
Isaiah 43:18 "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old."
In other words there is nothing to compare with the miracles that God has prepared for us. When He said, "consider the things of old", He is telling us to go out into the hills and mountains and observe the layers of shell rock, and the formations that have taken millions of years to form. We are to look for the artifact from that first earth age, and see the fossils of those ancient creatures that are from that first earth age. These things not only exist in our nation but around the world.
Isaiah 43:19 "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."
Christ is this way that He has prepared for us. There is a time coming when all the deserts of the earth will have rivers flowing, and the ice capped polar regions will be inhabitable. These places will support life like they did in that first earth age. We know these conditions existed by the tropical plant life that is buried under the ice caps, and the animals that were discovered frozen, with plant matter still in their mouths. Their meat still edible by sled dogs. These animals are being dug up in the frozen tundra of our hemisphere, in both North America and Russia. At Christ's return for the Millennium age, this earth will be put back in order. At one time even the artic circle was a garden year around, and that is how it shall be again soon. The frigid conditions were caused by Satan's overthrow and rebellion.
When God is telling us that He is going to do a new thing, in a sense it is going to be as it was in the beginning before Satan's rebellion. We read of this in Revelation 21:1; "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." God is going to renew this same old earth that we are living on today, and make it as it was in Genesis 1:1, before it became ruined and void (emptied), and had been re-created in its existing form.
Isaiah 43:20 "The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen."
"The dragons and the owls" are unclean beasts, and are symbolic of those peoples that are not of God's chosen people, His elect. God is telling us that all peoples and nations will give honor to our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ on that day. God created the animals to be scavengers of the earth, and even they honor God because I give them water. God is asking you, if a dumb unclean animal can honor God, why won't you?
When we look at the world today, mankind is trying to make everything politically and socially correct, and now they are trying to find a religious correctness by leaving God and His Word out to their worship. Have you ever seen such a lack of knowledge and understanding and such an abrupt turn away from common sense? It should not be such a big surprise that this is happening today, for that is exactly how it is written in His Word. That those that would lead in our generation would have the bodies of mature men and women, but the minds of babies. We studied this in Isaiah 3, and God also said that the factor that men would use to select those that ruled over them is by the clothes they wore, and not by the intelligence within their minds. If ever that time exists, it is today.
We can live above that lack of common sense when we recognize the majesty of our Heavenly Father, which can plainly be seen throughout His creation and in His Word.. Both His creation, and the fulfillment of the prophesies from His Word document His love for you and I.
Isaiah 43:21 "This People have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise."
God is speaking here of His chosen. God's elect will honor Him in all matters, and because they do they will receive the blessings of God. God made all His children for His pleasure, and you will either give Him that pleasure and see blessings, or you will receive the cursing of this life. Part of those cursings are the holes that will be in your money bags, whereby as you put your earning in at the top, they drain out at the bottom through the holes of those little things that eat up your salary. The sickness that comes your way, the break-down of the car, house, appliances, and so forth will drain you to where there is just not enough money to meet your obligations.
Our Heavenly Father has the ability to change things around to where those curses will become blessings, and the needs of your life will cover all the obligation, with money left over in the end. This comes about when you deserve the blessing by pleasing God.
Isaiah 43:22 "But thou hast not called upon Me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of Me, O Israel."
Remember in the name "Israel", God gave that name to Jacob who was the prince that pleased Him. God is reminding Jacob that he has not called on God, but has worshipped other things. As a nation that is the way that it has been, however there has always been certain ones within Jacob that have stayed with the Father and in His Word.
Isaiah 43:23 "Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense."
"Small cattle" as it is used here should be "lambs" from the Hebrew text. When the Israelites were in captivity God did not require them to do the daily oblation when they were away from Jerusalem. These various burnt offerings and sacrifices have different meaning and purposes, and today it serves no purpose to go into them. God did not ask them to place a great obligation on themselves when it was impossible for them to keep those burnt offerings and sacrifices. Remember that it was God Himself that was to furnish the lambs for their offerings, and when the God placed them under the bondage of the heathen, this obligation was not there.
Then when Jesus Christ went to the cross, He became the perfect sacrifice for one and all times, and the blood of lambs and goats were no longer required.
Isaiah 43:24 "Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities."
The fat comes from the "sweet cane" that was purchased with money. Then when the animal is butchered for food, God told us that we are not to consume that fat as food, but to set it aside as for Him. This is part of the health laws, for when we eat the fat, in time it will make you sick. The fat belongs to God because He does not desire you to have it. He wants you healthy. This my friend, is just one way that God is showing us how man has completely disregarded His laws to follow their own iniquities. Each day that man goes out to seek his own methods of pleasing himself, he is drifting farther away from God. In fact today many of man's traditions and customs have gone so far from God's instructions that our society questions somes of His laws as even being civilized.
We have sunken to the point where kids are killing kids, and kids have babies and our society looks at the problem as a matter of the event that happened, and not a matter of the decay of the entire society. You don't have to take part in the iniquity that is going on now, because God is providing another way. The blood of lambs are no longer required, because God has already provided the perfect sacrifice to Himself and that was in the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. When this was given by Isaiah, it was prophecy that it would come to pass, and it did six hundred years later at the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am He That blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins."
This is God speaking and giving it twice for emphasis. In other words, it was through that Lamb that God would provide the "blotting out" upon your repenting of your sins, those sins would be then be out of His sight. The sacrifice of the blood of Christ is for one and all times, and this is why when you go to the Father, you must first of all believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that is why you repent in Jesus name. Your faith is your belief that God will do what He has promised He would do. The only sure way to even approach our Heavenly Father is in "Jesus name". That is the only way.
"The blotting out" in the Hebrew text is to "utterly wipe (away, or out)" Once you have repented of a sin, God doesn't want you to ever bring it up again, and speak of it at any time. When you do it shows a lack of faith on your part as to whether God is big enough, or honest enough to keep His Word and forgive. You repent only once for that sin, however you yourself, may never forget of that act while in your flesh body. If you want God's blessings to stop coming your way, then keep bringing them up to Him, and rub your disbelief back in His face. Blotting out means that in the sight of God, that sin has never existed.
Only Satan, his spirits, and those under a satanic influence will throw your forgiven sins that have been blotted out back into your face, and accuse you continually of them. The only thing you have to say to your accuser is that they have been repented and forgiven, and then your accuser will show just what spirits they have been listening to. A continual badgering is not of the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit will only conform to what is backed up in God's Word. God blots out all repented sin, and those sins just don't exist in the eyes of the Father, nor the Holy Spirit. In fact it is Jesus Christ that is our advocate before the Father in Heaven that sees to it that all of Satan's accusations are dealt with.
Why in the world would you ever want to place yourself on a guilt trip, when it is not necessary? After you have repented of a sin, thank the Father, and be about His business in serving Him.
Isaiah 43:26 "Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified."
Once you repent of your sins, they will not be brought up on judgment day. However once you have repented, your good works will be recorded and brought up on judgment day. Those good works will receive their rewards. When you sin later, those later acts will be remembered, and that is why as long as we are in the flesh, we must daily confess our sins as we commit them. Then each time we come before the Father in repentance, it must also be done in Jesus name. Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross is our credentials before our Heavenly Father, and when we use the name of Jesus, we are tellling the Father that we believe and accept it by faith.
This does not mean that you have to be saved all over again, for you are saved only once, but after that it is repentance that gives us the freedom that we have in Christ. That freedom is from the guilt of sin. God is willing to forgive anytime you are willing to confess to the sinful acts that you commit in the flesh. God is telling you to stand up with the courage of a maturing Christian, and talk to Him about those sins.
"Put Me in remembrance" is part of the process of forgiveness. First you repent for those sins, and then after you have repented, God wants you to remind Him of those promises that He has made to you. This is not for His sake, but for yours. After you have asked for repentance, then you are in right standing before the Father and He expects you to ask for the blessings you desire. He requires you to ask. God has given you free will to do as you chose, and it is also your free-will to not ask Him for blessings. This is why God is telling you to "put ye in remembrance:" ask of me, remind me.
Isaiah 43:27 "Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have trangressed against me."
The first father is Jacob, but this is directed to all the nations of the world. This word for "teachers" in the Hebrew would be better given "translators". God is saying that our translators have trangressed against Me. Why? Because those translators that try to bring forth the Word of God to the national languages that they are teaching in, leave out the emotions of our Heavenly Father. These translators have their own ways of working in their own traditions, and those traditions even go against His Word. They use their translations to support the religious systems that they are employed by.
Today it is quite common that the way you teach God's Word determines whether that church system will allow you to continue as their teacher or preacher. Many of these systems determine how they will teach and it is according to the size of the crowd they want to draw, and the money that will be brought in. Large crowds do not bring salvation, nor do they bring truth, but they soothe the minds of the people. The large crowd comes together to be entertained, and they want it to be kept simple. They look for the simple way out, and those doing the translating will provide that simple way for them.
The Word of God should be taught boldly and straight forward. When it is done this way, God gives His blessing. God is not happy with the transgressions of our forefathers, and He is not pleased with the translations that are made by the ones calling themselves teachers that follow the traditions of men.
Isaiah 43:28 "Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches."
This is given in that national sense. Those ten tribes that represent the House of Israel, that migrated through the Caucasus mountains to their settling lands across Western Europe and the Americas, are becoming a reproach to our Lord. The princes of the sanctuary are the priests of it, and God is saying that He has profaned the preachers. This was written in 600 B.C., and can you see why Jesus said in Matthew 23:2; "the scribes and the Pharisees sit in the Moses' seat:"?
Moses was the law giver and these Kenites that had taken over the duties of the Levitical priests were teaching their traditions and customs as the laws of Moses, and when Jesus called attention to it they wanted to kill Him. God did not give them over to the curse, but they gave themselves over to the curse. God spelled out what caused the blessings and the curses through Moses, and let the selection up to the individual as to which it would be. When you come to Him in faith, and repent and follow His ways, the blessings are for you. That is why God told us to talk to Him and ask for what we desire, after we and repented in Jesus name and attempted to follow His ways. We have to ask for which of His promises that we desire.
The curse is written in Amos 6:14, where the Kenites were allowed to come into their midst and deceive them.
Amos 6:14 "But, "Behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the Lord the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness."
Today most Christians simply don't know who these Kenites are that took over the duties of the scribes and priests some five hundred years before Christ, nor do they care. They have allowed these Kenites to do their interpretation of the scriptures, and they turn their sanctuaries over to them. Jesus told us in Revelation chapters two and three that out of the seven church types that would exist in the latter days, that there were only two that were acceptable to Him. They were the churches of Smyrna, and Philadelphia, and these two churches had one thing in common. They knew who the Kenites were and did not allow them to take over their services.
Revelation 2:9 "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."
These seven churches were located in a circle, which means they are representative of all the church types of the latter days. We notice that the one thing that these two churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia were teaching was how to identify those blasphemers which say their were of Judah, when actually they were of Satan. They were the offspring of Cain who was the son of Satan through Eve. The offspring of Cain are called the "Kenites", and they are the ones that have infiltrated into not only the ranks of the House of Judah, the Jews, but also the House of Israel, the Christian nations and churches of our generation. In Revelation 3:9 Christ is addressing the church of Philadelphia.
Revelation 3:9 "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet and to know that I have loved thee."
The curse that was put on God's Children six hundred years before Christ birth were having these children of Satan take over their religious orders. In I Chronicles 2:55; "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab."
This same curse that hit the temple for those six hundred years is as dominate today as it was then. The Kenites love to do your interpretation for you, if you let them. They will replace God's Word with their traditions, and put you under the curse of ignorance. The curse comes by not teaching God's Word in it's entirety, Chapter by chapter and verse by verse. The reason for this is that most priest, preachers and teachers are not educated to do so. Part of that curse is not knowing the key of David, which Jesus says opens up your understanding of the entire Word. That key of David is the understanding of the simplicity of the order and timing that Christ would come, and what to look for; and what to look out for.
Preparation for this coming spiritual battle that will take place, takes an in-depth knowledge of the key of David, and the ability of quoting John 3:16 and other verses just will not do it. For we have to have all of the spiritual armor on and in place, and be ready to stand and do spiritual battle. If you don't know who the enemy is or what Satan's war is all about, then how do you expect to defend yourself? The answer is you won't. That ignorance is the curse is that is placed on most church houses today. They are expecting to fly away by some "first taken" doctrine which promises a false escape. With this doctrine, they will be as the mind of a baby, and defenseless as a baby, against Satan the Antichrist, and the army of fallen angels he has coming with him.
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