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 We have finished our commentary on  Isaiah

We have had some difficulties with this blogspot and the truth is, I don't know what was the cause of the problem. The good news is that now the problem is solved and I invite you again to visit, read and study the articles. We have now finished our study of the wonderful book of Isaiah. I hope you have profitted, as much as I have, and have rejoiced in Isaiah's finishing touches in chapter 66, concerning the New Heavens and the New Earth!  

 Four very important articles

Raquel interviewed for TV program
There was also difficulty entering and reading from "Call to Commitment Quarterly" above and to the right. This problem also has been solved and I want to recommend the first articles presented there. Click on the link and many articles will appear, and far down on the bottom of the list is an article, which, if I remember right, dates from 1994. Now the fourth article from the top is called, Forming a Home for the Glory of God. Click on the button. Three of our children present comments and testimonies from their childhood, introducing each part. The article has three subtitles: God's Reality in the Home, The Love of God in the Home, and Priorities in the Home. It also contains a beautiful and inspired poem, written by one of our daughters-in-law, which is called "Good and Faithful Parent". Don't miss this article! It is very important for your home.

Dave’s Old Photos


Margaret, Sarah, Deborah, Raquel, Leah, Lowell, and Mike

A pictorial story of our family

(Click on any photo for a larger view)

A Nation Born in a Day


59. An expository study of Isaiah, chapter 66

(Please read a few paragraphs, just added, from A. W. Tozer) 

Resisting the Holy Spirit

“Thus says the Lord: Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?” (v.1). Even after constructing a temple, which was a wonder of the ancient world, Solomon humbly recognized that it was not a worthy place, in which the Creator could dwell. He said, “Will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built” (1 Kg.8:27).

When the martyr, Stephen, gave his indisputable argument about the ways that Israel had always resisted the Holy Spirit, he included their devotion to the temple. “The Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says…” and then quoted this first verse of Isaiah’s last chapter. Two verses later Stephen says, “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you” (Ac.7:48-51).God had only ordered the raising of a tabernacle in the wilderness, as He reminded Nathan, the prophet (2 Sam.7:6-7). Until the literal reign of Christ upon the earth, every building made by man for Him, is meaningless, as far as spiritual significance is concerned.

About Gentile and Jewish Times


58. An expository study of Isaiah, chapter 65

The Times of the Gentiles

Paul quoted Moses, “I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; with a foolish nation I will make you angry” (Ro.10:19 from Dt.32:21). He then turns to Isaiah: “Isaiah is so bold as to say, ‘I have been found by those who did not seek me; I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me” (Ro.10:20-21 from Is.65:1-2).

Paul exalted his ministry among the Gentiles by quoting the Old Testament. The prophets from the early history of Israel predicted the Times of the Gentiles, the days of the New Testament, when the gospel would be preached to all kindred, nation, tongue and tribe around the world. Even in the Old Testament, God frequently showed His love for the people outside of Israel.

Wrath, Love and Prayer


57. An expository study of Isaiah, chapter 63 and 64

Chapter 63

Isaiah envisions a last-day drama unfolding: “Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? ‘It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save’” (v.1). It is obviously the Messiah, coming from defeating His and Israel’s enemies. Edom, the descendants of Esau, Jacob’s twin brother, are the perennial enemies of Israel. Isaiah’s prophecy took a similar turn in chapter 34 and both accounts point to the final battle against the nations of the world, typified by Edom. Bozrah was an important city, for a time belonging to Moab, but in Isaiah’s time, it was a city of Edom.

In chapter 34:16, we see instructions to “seek and read from the book of the Lord”, showing the need to see the interpretation of the symbolic nature of the prophecy. In this chapter, we see the Messiah is a champion, returning from war, His garments stained with the blood of His defeated foes. Their defeat is vengeance taken for the suffering of His people and it becomes their salvation.

Another question follows: “Why is your apparel red, and your garments like his who treads in the winepress?” (v.2). Towards the end of the book of Revelation, John sees Christ on a white horse with His armies following Him. “In righteousness he judges and makes war,” John states. This is the Word of God, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who “is clothed in a robe dipped in blood… He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty” (Rev.19:11,13,15). We have it clear, then, when this battle takes place. It marks the end of the beast and the false prophet, just before the Millennium.