“I have even called thee by thy name” indicates that Cyrus has been deliberately named in advance to reassure the Jews the “God of … I’ll lead you to buried treasures, secret caches of valuables—. Salvation and strength are in God!’”. Who told you, and a long time ago, what’s going on here? His call to prophecy in about 742 BCE coincided with the beginnings of the westward expansion of the Assyrian empire, which Isaiah proclaimed to be a warning from God to godless people. Theme verse of Isaiah. Docile in chains, they’ll follow you,Hands folded in reverence, praying before you:    ‘Amazing! Isaiah proclaimed a message of repentance from sin and hopeful expectation of God’s deliverance in the future. Yet the prophet's reward was unparalleled. I told him. Are you telling me what I can or cannot do?I made earth,    and I created man and woman to live on it.I handcrafted the skies    and direct all the constellations in their turnings.And now I’ve got Cyrus on the move. That I’ve singled you out, called you by name, So that everyone, from east to west, will know, ‘What are you doing? o other theme occurs so frequently. Zion will be redeemed with justice And her repentant ones with righteousness. smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. Hands folded in reverence, praying before you: will be ashamed to show their faces in public. the God of Israel, who calls you by your name. saying what’s right, setting things right. It had to be me. I’ll break down bronze city gates, smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. Isaiah 45 God's Message to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand To give the task of taming the nations, of terrifying their kings - He gave him free rein, no restrictions: "I'll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. I'll break down bro... Read verse in The Message Bible 45 1-7 God’s Message to his anointed,    to Cyrus, whom he took by the handTo give the task of taming the nations,    of terrifying their kings—He gave him free rein,    no restrictions:“I’ll go ahead of you,    clearing and paving the road.I’ll break down bronze city gates,    smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances.I’ll lead you to buried treasures,    secret caches of valuables—Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, God,    the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.It’s because of my dear servant Jacob,    Israel my chosen,That I’ve singled you out, called you by name,    and given you this privileged work. Commentary on Isaiah 45:20-25 (Read Isaiah 45:20-25) The nations are exhorted to draw near to Jehovah. and direct all the constellations in their turnings. Well, let’s stick to it! I, God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”, “The workers of Egypt, the merchants of Ethiopia,    and those statuesque SabeansWill all come over to you—all yours. Isaiah 45:7 “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.” Explanation and Commentary of Isaiah 45:7. God? . What clumsy fingers!’Would a sperm say to a father,    ‘Who gave you permission to use me to make a baby?’Or a fetus to a mother,    ‘Why have you cooped me up in this belly?’”, 11-13 Thus God, The Holy of Israel, Israel’s Maker, says:    “Do you question who or what I’m making? Clouds, pour out buckets of my goodness!Loosen up, earth, and bloom salvation;    sprout right living. In this passage we have the report of the direct prediction that the LORD called Cyrus to be His servant to deliver His people Israel, in order that all might know that the LORD is God. Isaiah is the first of the Major Prophets. What clumsy fingers!’, ‘Who gave you permission to use me to make a baby?’, ‘Why have you cooped me up in this belly?’”. I like those cookies that has a hard coating on the outside; When he says it here, he means it to be both literal and symbolic, and his next statement shows that. Be saved! the God of Israel, who calls you by your name. I, God, do all these things. will be ashamed to show their faces in public. The section draws out all the implications of this truth on several levels. Prince of peace. 45 1-7 God ’s Message to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand To give the task of taming the nations, of terrifying their kings— He gave him free rein, no restrictions: “I’ll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. 3. Make your case.Who told you, and a long time ago, what’s going on here? ‘Seek me in emptiness, in dark nothingness.’. Israel broke their covenant with God. I, God, generate all this.But doom to you who fight your Maker—    you’re a pot at odds with the potter!Does clay talk back to the potter:    ‘What are you doing? The people of Israel, though, are saved by you. This means that your first consideration would be to think about how the message would fit the exiled community as they wer… Out of work and at loose ends, the makers of no-god idols. He is the great Creator of the heavens, and He it was Who formed the earth. 8-10 “Open up, heavens, and rain. As is typical for a prophet, Isaiah's life was one of great personal sacrifice. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. It is God that initiates the conversation. If we see ourselves correctly it will help us understand the world around us. – Isaiah 45:22. I work out in the open,    saying what’s right, setting things right.So gather around, come on in,    all you refugees and castoffs.They don’t seem to know much, do they—    those who carry around their no-god blocks of wood,    praying for help to a dead stick?So tell me what you think. It will be neither thwarted by strong and aggressive nations (Isa. saying what’s right, setting things right. Isaiah 45 The Message Bible << Isaiah 44 | Isaiah 45 | Isaiah 46 >> The Commission to Cyrus. Over a world covered with sin, the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2). Isaiah's message was scathing and direct, and although at first, he was well-respected, he eventually became very unpopular because his words were so harsh and unpleasant for the people to hear. and direct all the constellations in their turnings. Out of work and at loose ends, the makers of no-god idols. What clumsy fingers!’, ‘Who gave you permission to use me to make a baby?’, ‘Why have you cooped me up in this belly?’”. 18-24 God, Creator of the heavens—    he is, remember, God.Maker of earth—    he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch.He didn’t go to all that trouble    to just leave it empty, nothing in it. See Strabo, lib. 14:26–27) nor derailed by unfaithful ones (1:4, 9). Isaiah 45:7. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). 45 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of. I am the LORD, and there is none else. To get a proper understanding of the context, let’s read Isaiah 45:5-7, “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. Who made sense of things for you?Wasn’t I the one? I’ll break down bronze city gates, smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. Isaiah, prophet after whom the biblical Book of Isaiah is named, a significant contributor to Jewish and Christian traditions. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. Isaiah Chapter 45 Explained Isaiah Chapter 45 Cyrus is given this title only in the sense that he will deliver the Jews from Babylonian bondage. I’ve rolled out the red carpet before him.He will build my city. Besides me there are no real gods.I’m the one who armed you for this work,    though you don’t even know me,So that everyone, from east to west, will know    that I have no god-rivals. The Message; Isaiah 45 Isaiah 45. Every word out of my mouth does what it says. This God says: “I am God,    the one and only.I don’t just talk to myself    or mumble under my breath.I never told Jacob,    ‘Seek me in emptiness, in dark nothingness.’I am God. He adores the depth of the divine counsels which, by devious ways and after long ages, have led to this bright result. This is the message of love and the message that is for every soul on this earth. It had to be me. He is first intr… I’m the only God there is—. Everyone is going to end up kneeling before me. Webb will assist those readers attempting to grasp Isaiah's message as he attends to the problem of deciphering what Isaiah's somewhat complex language system means for English speaking Americans today. God’s judgment is coming, but so is His comfort. Isaiah 45 “This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the... Read verse in New International Version Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Isaiah 45:3”I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” Crazy title! This is the message that we are to take to the ends of the earth and past. so that gates will not be shut: 2 I will go before you. those who carry around their no-god blocks of wood. Key Verses: Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? They were His chosen people, but did not carry out His instructions, to be a light to the Gentiles or to tell the nations that God is the eternal Lord. All that Croesus, that rich king, had amassed, and other princes, but especially Babylon (Jeremiah 50:37; Jeremiah 51:13. “The workers of Egypt, the merchants of Ethiopia. Isaiah speaks to us today: God invites unreasonable people to reason with Him. Who told you, and a long time ago, what’s going on here? They followed after idols, instead of remaining true to their Lord. He gave him free rein, no restrictions: “I’ll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. Barry Webb calls Isaiah the "Romans" of the Old Testament, where all the threads come together and the big picture of God's purposes for his people and for his world are most clearly set forth. The God Who Forms Light and Darkness 1-7God's Message to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand To give the task of taming the nations, of terrifying their kings— He gave him free rein, no restrictions: "I'll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch. Isaiah 45 New American Standard Bible (NASB) God Uses Cyrus. Every word out of my mouth does what it says. The message of Isaiah 40-45 by Goldingay, John Published by : T and T Clark International (London) ISBN: 567 030 385. 24-25 All who have raged against him    will be brought before him,    disgraced by their unbelief.And all who are connected with Israel    will have a robust, praising, good life in God! I’m the only God there is—The only God who does things right    and knows how to help.So turn to me and be helped—saved!—    everyone, whoever and wherever you are.I am God,    the only God there is, the one and only.I promise in my own name:    Every word out of my mouth does what it says. , The Holy of Israel, Israel’s Maker, says: Are you telling me what I can or cannot do? Look at the evidence. and I created man and woman to live on it. It is God who brings prosperity, light. Isaiah 45:23(NASB) Verse Thoughts. I’ll break down bronze city … Turn to God! 15-17 Clearly, you are a God who works behind the scenes,    God of Israel, Savior God.Humiliated, all those others    will be ashamed to show their faces in public.Out of work and at loose ends, the makers of no-god idols    won’t know what to do with themselves.The people of Israel, though, are saved by you, God,    saved with an eternal salvation.They won’t be ashamed,    they won’t be at loose ends, ever. I form the light, and create darkness, &c. — All men’s comforts and calamities come from my hand. I’ve rolled out the red carpet before him. There is no other God—none.’”. It had to be me. Dating from the eighth century b.c., and centering on God’s promises of protection, deliverance, purging, and restoration for his guilty and defiled covenant people, the book of Isaiah presents an incredibly rich landscape of salvation history in all its eternal and global scope. and will level the mountains[ a]; I will break down gates of bronze. With this chapter we begin the second portion of the Book of Isaiah, which has as its common theme the salvation and future blessing of God’s people. NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible: Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Brown/Saddle Tan Leather-Look, The Message Bible--soft leather-look, sky blue, The Message Gift and Award Bible, Softcover, Black, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message), The Message, Numbered Edition, Personal Size, with Topical Concordance. Are you telling me what I can or cannot do? Isaiah 45:1-7-1-7 MSG. (Is 1:27) Isaiah’s role in the Bible. We are flawed, imperfect and practice what is not conducive to God, He calls it sin. “The workers of Egypt, the merchants of Ethiopia. The book will give these types of readers helpful guidelines for understanding the message, intent, and application of Isaiah's message. That I’ve singled you out, called you by name, So that everyone, from east to west, will know, ‘What are you doing? God is with you! Hands folded in reverence, praying before you: Clearly, you are a God who works behind the scenes. God has a message for the world that he created, and he declares wi… What does the Lord Jesus have to say about your condition in life? Context Summary. I never take back what I say.Everyone is going to end up kneeling before me. I’m the only God there is—. smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. That’s Isaiah’s message. First 30-days on us! Verse 20 At the heart of this oracle is the mention of Cyrus by name. And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Coming Soon! Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel. I am God, the only God there is.I form light and create darkness,    I make harmonies and create discords. He made it to be lived in. When you work in this section of the book, you have to work on several levels of significance or application, and you have to work on them in the proper order. And I will give thee the treasures of darkness. ] those who carry around their no-god blocks of wood. When God so powerfully brings to pass the purpose he has long ago announced, as he did in the case of Cyrus, all peoples of the earth should acknowledge him, every knee should bow to him (Isaiah 45:20-25). Everyone is going to end up saying of me, will have a robust, praising, good life in. Isaiah 45:18, CSB: "For this is what the LORD says--the Creator of the heavens, the God who formed the earth and made it, the one who established it (he did not create it to be a wasteland, but formed it to be inhabited)--he says, "I am the LORD, and there is no other." God promises that, when Israel has been saved by the L ord, he will give over to Cyrus the idolatrous Egyptian kingdom and other southern nations (Isaiah 45:14-19). The prophet offers a striking prophecy of the great Prince of Peace. to subdue nations before him. The people of Israel, though, are saved by you. Everyone is going to end up saying of me,    ‘Yes! God created both the light and the darkness in Genesis 1. God has a purpose and plan, and his eternal decree will stand. Everyone is going to end up saying of me, will have a robust, praising, good life in. So tell me what you think. None besides is able to help; he is the Saviour, who can save without the assistance of any, but without whom none can save. Critical to this section is the knowledge of the LORD, both from the predictive side that He can prophesy, and from the effective side, that He does this that people might know that He is the LORD. 45 1 God's Message to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand To give the task of taming the nations, of terrifying their kings - He gave him free rein, no restrictions: 2 "I'll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. If the heart is brought into the obedience of Christ, the knee will cheerfully obey his commands. And as he thinks of all the long … So tell me what you think. To Christ men shall come from every nation for blessings; all that hate his cause … GOD’s Message to his anointed, to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand To give the task of taming the nations, of terrifying their kings— He gave him free rein, no restrictions: “I’ll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. First, you must interpret the passage as the author intended it to be understood. He will bring home my exiles.I didn’t hire him to do this. Put your heads together. This is what our message! Isaiah presents a picture of the coming of the world’s Messiah with His message of life and hope. There is no other God besides the One True God. Isaiah 45 New International Version (NIV) 45 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: 2 I will go before you and will level the mountains ; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. Everyone is going to end up kneeling before me. The former of these verses expresses the thoughts of the prophet in contemplating the close of a great work of God’s power which issues in the heathen’s coming to Israel and acknowledging God. Subject(s): Bible, OT Isaiah XL-- LV-- Commentaries. and I created man and woman to live on it. and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him. Year: 2005. Look at the evidence. Ever since Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah in the synagogue of Nazareth, Christians have gravitated to this great prophecy as the interpretive center of the Old Testament. Look at the evidence. he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch. Isaiah HIDDEN AND REVEALED Isaiah 45:15, Isaiah 45:19. of terrifying their kings—. The Message of Isaiah 40-55 traces the argument of Isaiah 40-55 to show how the chapters bring a message of encouragement and challenge about God's intention to restore the Judean community, some of whose members are in exile in Babylon, others living in the city of Jerusalem that has lain devastated since it fell to the Babylonians in 587. The chapters hold before this community's … Log in to add tags. Prayer: Lord, let us be the messengers of this message to the ends of the earth. Isaiah 45:19 appeals to the revelation of God's Word that idols are nothing and that only Jehovah is the One and Only True God; and besides him, there is no other. And you don’t even know me!I am God, the only God there is. Ver. The opening words, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people . ‘Seek me in emptiness, in dark nothingness.’. 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