Isaiah 7-20 Review

Hi all~

Sorry this is late! 

Isaiah focuses on some famous prophetic Messianic passages like Is. 7:14 (Matthew 1:22-23) and 9:6, 11:1-2 and others that clearly point to Jesus as the Messiah/Christ. We began seeing the prophesies of denunciation by God on Israel’s enemies (chapters 13-20).

In chapter 14:12-15 we see one of the passages that points to Satan and his downfall. In the King James he is called Lucifer in verse 12. Then he makes 5 “I will” statements showing how he desired to be above God. This pride led to his fall. 

We looked at several other passages dealing with Satan or the devil. He is a real being, not just an evil influence. The word Satan appears 49 times in the Bible and means “adversary.” The word devil appears 57 times. We went through several scriptures to get a clear picture of our enemy. You can check these passages out by clicking on each one: Genesis 3:1-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19; Rev. 19:1; 1 Corinthians 11:14-15; John 8:44; John 10:10; John 12:31; 1 Peter 5:8; and James 4:7.

Satan is real, but he is a creature, not a god. He is finite and limited. God is omnipresent (everywhere at once); Satan is not. God is omnipotent (all-powerful); Satan is not. God is omniscient (all-knowing); Satan is not. Yes, he does have a good bit of power and influence but “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world,” (1 John 4:4).

Over and over we have seen in the Bible that we are to “fear the Lord,” but not once are we told to fear the devil. Instead, we are told to stand against him by putting on the full armor of God. Read Ephesians 6:10-18. All of the armor protects us and is for defensive purposes except for the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. That is our offensive weapon to use again Satan and his demonic agents. That’s why we must know God’s word!

It is important for us to understand that God, who has declared the end from the beginning, tells us that Satan has been defeated. This took place when Jesus died on the Cross and then rose from the grave. Satan’s destiny is described in Revelation 20:1-10.

Therefore, STAND and live a victorious life in Christ Jesus. We are on the winning team, people! He is the King of kings and Lord of lords!!! His Spirit not only goes before us  (to lead us) and behind us (to protect us), He walks alongside us and LIVES IN US! Walk in faith and victory!

God is GREAT!!!

Mary

 

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