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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Isaiah 1:21-24 Sin Is Like A boa Constructor


 
HOW CAN A FAITHFUL NATION BECOME AS A HARLOT
GOD RESTORES HIS ELECT AND BURNS HIS ENEMIES

GOD’S WILLINGNESS TO HELP HIS PEOPLE
ISAIAH 1:21-31 Charles e Whisnant, July 11 2012
SIN IS LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR
Sin will take you further than you ever wanted to stray!
Cost you more than you ever dreamed you would pay!
Keep you longer than you ever thought you would stay!

 Isaiah 1:21:  How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers.
Revelation 17:1; Isaiah 1:22; 57:3; 59:3, 14, 15; Jeremiah 2:20; Hosea 2:5 and Habakkuk 1:4; Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted

Isaiah 1:22 :  Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water.
ISAIAH 1:23: Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them. 
Luke 24:27, James 1:27; Exodus 23:8 "Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.” Isaiah 5:23; 10:2 to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.

Isaiah 1:24
Therefore the Lord declares, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: “Ah, I will get relief from my enemies and avenge myself on my foes.
Genesis 40;24; Deuteronomy 28;63; 32:43: Psalms 132:2; Isaiah 35:4; 49:26; 59:18; 60:16; 61:2; Jeremiah 9:9; Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?" Ezekiel 5:13; "Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath upon them, they will know that I the LORD have spoken in my zeal. Micah 5:15; I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me."

ISAIAH 1:25
And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: OR ALLOW, OR IMPURITIES.
Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalms 119:119; Isaiah 27:9;  Jeremiah 9:7; Ezekiel 22:19;20; As men gather silver, copper, iron, lead and tin into a furnace to melt it with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you. Zechariah 13:7; Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,

ISAIAH 1:26
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counselors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Isaiah 33:5; 54:14; 60:14, 17; 62:1; Jeremiah 31:23; 33:7;  Micah 4:8; Zechariah 8:3 which says: This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain
ISIAH 1:27
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment and her converts with righteousness. (Convert: or penitent, repent, repentant, pardoned, bring back, return,)

EZEKIEL 20  SEPARATION OF THE JEWS:
REDEEMED FROM UNREDEEMED

ISAIAH 1:28
But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end. 
Psalms 8:5; Isaiah 1:4; 24:20; 33:14; 50;1; 58:2; 65:11; 66:24; Jeremiah 17;13; 44:12; Hosea 14:9, Job 31:3; Proverbs 29:1; Luke 12;45-46; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Thessalonians 1;8-9; 2 Peter 3:7 and Revelation 21:8
2 Thessalonians 1:8, andHe will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power

ISAIAH 1:29
Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, And you will be embarrassed (confounded) at the gardens which you have chosen. “For they shall be..”KJV
Isaiah 42:17; 57:5 says: You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.; 65:3; 66:17; Hosea 4:13

A BRIEF EXCURSUS ON...IDOLATRY & IMMORALITY

ISAIAH 1:30                           WHAT SIN DOES TO MEN
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf faded, and as a garden that hath no water.
Genesis 12:6 and Isaiah 64;6

ISAIAH 1:31     And the strong shall become tinder, and his work a spark, and both of them shall burn together, with none to quench them.   Matthew 3;12; mark 8:43; Isaiah 4:4; 5:24; 9:19; 24:6; 26:11; 33:11; 34:10; 43:17; 66:17;, 24; Jeremiah 21:12