2020-November/December

Upon the Throne of David

No End to the Increase “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom” (Isaiah 9:7). by Richard Doctor To understand Isaiah’s words we need to look back at a long night well overthree thousand years ago when Jacob wrestled with the angel until he was blessed. Jacob was renamed “Israel.” The Hebrew Isra means “a prince with power.” The word “government” in Isaiah 9:7 derives from the same []

“My Righteousness to be Revealed”

A Just Reign “Behold, a king will reign righteously, And princes will rule justly” (Isaiah 32:1 NASB). by Robert Goodman Whenever we examine a passage of scripture, it is important to frameit in the context of surrounding verses to correctly understand its meaning. The prophet Isaiah provides us with exciting insights into God’s plan in just two verses. Our examination of these verses will use the New International Version translation because it seems to accurately render the Hebrew text here. Isaiah chapter []

I Will Appoint You

The Zeal of the Lord of Hosts “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations” (Isaiah 42:1, all citations are from the New American Standard Bible unless otherwise noted). by Ernie Kuenzli Isaiah’s prophecy of the Messiah in chapter 9 closes with the statement, “The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this” (Isaiah 9:7). The entire promise of the []