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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

God Takes Steps To Correct Sinful Behavior: Isaiah 9:8-13 Outine/Notes

`Seeking Human Answers Instead of Trusting in God and His Word. Isaiah 9:8-
The message from the LORD was Heard Far and Wide: The Lord Sent the Matter to Israel
The Bricks have Fallen Down: We Better Build A Better Wall of Resistance

Charles e Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher/ Landscaper/Golfer, Bowler, Weed-eater, Lawn care /etc.

STEPS THAT LEAD TO GOD'S WRATH ON SINFUL BEHAVIOR AND NO REPENTANCE
Isaiah 9:8 THE LORD SENT THE MATTER TO JACOB to all Israel at least four times.
The Lord sent (8804) a word(01696) into Jacob, and it hath lighted (8804) upon Israel.
Isaiah 9:9 And all the people shall know (8804) , even Ephraim and the inhabitant (8802) of Samaria, that say (8800) in the pride01342)( and stoutness ( 01433)of heart, NOTE know and lighted same.
  • They had greatness, magnitude of pride, insolence (bad sense) rising up in them.
Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen down (8804) , but we will build (8799) with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down (8795) , but we will change (8686) them into cedars.
  • The tribes east of the Jordan had already been taken captive, at this time, and that was followed by shortly tbe devastation of Galilee which left the tribes of Ephraim, Isaachar, the half tribe of Manasseh and Asher in Mount Ephraim and the capitol of Samasria.
    • 2 Chronicles 30:6-11 ; 31:6; The lost “bricks” to them. Pekah say “these are not such a bad lost.” So Hezekial invited those of the remaining tribes to worship at Jerusalem.
    • Pekah believed he could take Samaria and rebuld stronge defenses. After all he had for three years earlier. But as we see he was attack by the Philistines and factions of Syrians forces who were resisiting Rezin.
    • Some at escaped from the Assydrian conquest and were not in Judah.
  • The attitude of if one action falls, we will try another.
  • How many events have we seen where an event has been so made destructive. And they say we are going to rebuild. Perhaps the very thing that God wanted to destroy. In the case of Israel it was pride
  • Who builds with cut stones?
    • Those who makes a good vow; and put a limited to it by time:
    • Those who are inspired by inadequate motives.
    • Those who have not calculated the full force and weight of temptation.
    • Those who build their lives in excess.
      • Generally with the everything but the spiritual. 20 TV and 2 hours of preaching.
    • Those like the world who have a purpose of excel in tacked that were good for their business.
    • Some say the will “rise again” with a good purpose.
Isaiah 9:11 Therefore the LORD shall set up (8762) the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies (8802) together (8770) ;
  • Rezin: king of Damascus during the reigns of kings: Jothan and Ahaz of Judah.
  • Here not the Assyrians but guerillas forces of factions in his own country. Rezin still ruled in Damascus and is an ally of Pekah King of Israel.
Isaiah 9:12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour (8799) Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away (8804) , but his hand is stretched out still (8803) .
  • Syrians: Aram of Syria the nation. The syrian or Aramean people in Aram = fifth son of Shem.
  • Philistines: The inhabitant of Philistia of Mizraim who immigrated from Caphtor (Crete) to the western seacoast of Canaan.
  • Guerilla Syrians forces which were not loyal to Rezin are those in vs. 11 Philistine forces were harassing Judah and they may have penetdrated also to a weakened Samara to add one more horror to the already escalating series of calamities that has come on Israel. 2 Kings 17:20 which suggest that many groups were harassing Israel before the final fall. Note the verse: A description of God's wrath.
  • Syrians from the rising of the sun and Greeks from the going down of the sun.
  • God's anger: is not turned away: 2 Kings 17:20.
    • The intention of God? To reclaim them from all their sins. To take us off our sins and win us to our duty. He proceeds by degrees. To do us good. To bring home the prodical son: 2 Chroniclers 28:22, Deut. 28:58-59
      They suffered as a result of seeking human answers instead of trusting in God and His word.