God called Isaiah to deliver a message of warning, comfort and deliverance.
Isaiah's day was a pivotal time in history between Moses and Jesus Christ. Things were changing rapidly, a new order was emerging, and there were external and internal threats to Israel's existence. God called Isaiah to deliver a message of warning, comfort and deliverance.
Overview of Isaiah
Isaiah's name means "The Lord is my salvation." His prophecy came as a vision from the Lord, directed in the first place to Judah and its capital, Jerusalem, between the the united monarchy of Kings David and Solomon and the destruction of Jerusalem.
The age of Isaiah was one of the most solemn of times in which the nation faced a precipice. History has proven that on an individual and national level, ungodly patterns of behavior lead to a number of tragic moments. These turn out to be decisive and profoundly affect the future morals and ethics of individuals and nations for a long time to come.
Yet the purposes of God are never thwarted. Even amid the darkest of times, His promises have proven true, giving the assurance of perfectly fulfilled promises to come.
When God's Word and laws are scorned and morality takes a steady downward trend, it is time to expect either a revival or a revolution under the forces of death, evil and despair, as the judgment of God.
The long-suffering grace of God is imbedded in His warning to His people to repent of their sins and turn to Him.
Prophecies of Jesus Christ
Throughout this prophetic book is promise upon promise of the Messiah to come, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sovereignty of God
" 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the Lord. 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.' "
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts."