Messiah in Isaiah, Part 2 & 3
We are beginning our study of that great book of Isaiah. The focus here will be the messianic prophecies contained in this book. There are many, and they cover almost all aspects of the life of the Messiah on earth; from His birth to the moment He establishes His kingdom on earth. These prophecies will explore such things as the times of His youth, as well as the period of time preceding His ministry. We will learn, for example, how the young boy Jesus knew so much by the age of 12 and what was His unique learning method. While these are things that the Gospels do not speak much about, the book of Isaiah fills in the gap. It is like a fifth gospel.
Welcome to Messianic Viewpoint with Messianic leader, Jacques Isaac Gabizon. We pray you will be blessed by this study on the Book of Isaiah. Shalom.
Chapter 5 of Numbers made open and public internal sin and now, having dealt with that, God continues to stress holiness, offering each person, man or woman the opportunity to be set apart, to become, if you will, a Nazirite and to be dedicated to the service of God. Though not from the Levitical priesthood, here was the opportunity to demonstrate a holy living which would set them apart from the others. In that respect Lord, we want to be pious and separate ourselves from the world; yes to live in it but not to be part of it. Yes, the hair had to left long and yes, you couldn’t eat even the peel of a grape and yes, you couldn’t touch a corpse. We too must be different from the world. Instead of our hair, let’s let our love grow long and strong, let us rejoice in the vineyard of God’s harvest and let us not touch sin because it is the seed of death. Let us now live in the freedom of serving and dedicating our lives to You. We pray you will be blessed as you listen to the New Year's message in the Book of Numbers (our current study series at Beth Ariel Congregation) with Messianic leader, Jacques Isaac Gabizon, shalom.