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Isaiah 65

Christ says to those who do not know him:  Behold me!

65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

As Christ was patient with sinful Israel and Judah, so he has been patient with the sinful lukewarm latter day spiritual Israel of the church of God.

Gardens and bricks are made by man; we are to sacrifice on an alter on unhewn stone; representing the ROCK of our salvation, Jesus Christ; in the temple of God!  This refers to doing what we want, instead of learning and keeping the whole word of God.

65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; 65:3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;

The COG Groups eat and internalize the false spiritually unclean traditions of men, instead of the whole word of God.  They say to Jesus Christ we are more righteous than your word, as they stand on their false traditions and idols of men and organizations.

We have become a stench in the nostrils of Christ by exalting our false traditions and the teachings of men above the whole word of God.  And we shall be rejected into great correction by Christ, Rev 3:16.

65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Jesus Christ will correct us [the COG Groups] for turning away from his word to keep the false traditions of our idols of men.

65:6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, 65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

Yet there are a few zealous remaining which shall be preserved.

65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes [Christ will save those who are zealous for all his teachings and commandments and enthusiastically serve HIM], that I may not destroy them all.

The Chosen shall inherit the government of God.

65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains [governments of the nations]: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my [those who repent to serve Christ] servants shall dwell there.  65:10 [And Jerusalem and Israel shall dwell in peace] And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

Physical and the spiritual Israel of the lukewarm, who have no zeal for Christ; his teachings, or his commandments; shall be given over to the sword until they repent.

Both physical Israel and the spiritual Israel of the hot for men and traditions, and cold for the whole word of God; who forsake the whole word of God for their own ways and forget the authority and power of Jesus Christ; and serve the troops of their idols of men, false traditions, organizations and worldliness shall be given over to the correction of great trials that they might be humbled and perhaps repent.

65:11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. 65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: [Brethren, who are being warned and called to Christ and his word right now] because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

Those zealous for all the teachings and commandments of the Father and Christ, shall be preserved from the correction about to imminently  befall the church of God Groups

65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

The unrepentant wicked who are cold for Christ and hot for their false traditions and idols of men and organizations will be accursed from Christ.

65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

When Christ comes he shall be worshipped by the whole earth and all will be zealous for the whole word of God, for wickedness shall be cleansed out of the earth and replaced by the righteousness of the whole word of God..

65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

INSET prophecy  of the Eighth Day Feast when the righteous of God go forth into eternity with the Father and Christ, after the wicked have been completely destroyed and the earth is cleansed by fire.

Please see:   Understanding The Eighth Day Feast of The Fall Biblical  Festivals

For an overview of all the Feasts of God with a proper scriptural understanding of the Biblical Festivals:  An Overview of the Biblical Holy Days and Appointed Times

Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create [A New Jerusalem] Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

Back to the establishment of the Kingdom of God and the millennium.

65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

In the millennium, and likely in the Feast of Tabernacles main judgment which begins AFTER the millennium; human lifespan will be 100 years.  For the true meanings of the Festivals see: 

65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

There shall be equity, peace  and justice and each person shall reap the fruits of his own labours.

65:21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 65:22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 65:23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.

The people shall be close to the Christ in the millennium and shall live by every word of God.  No more shall they say; “I can do this because some man or corporate church says so”.  If any man says “doctrine is not important, do not learn and keep all the doctrine of scripture” and tolerate false doctrine; he shall be killed as the false teacher he is.

65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.  65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 66

The greatness of the Creator.

66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

Jesus Christ the Mighty One will look to and accept the sincerely repentant who are humble and without pride or guile; who seeks the whole word of God with all their hearts.  Christ rejects those who follow the false traditions of men and do what they think is right instead of what God’s word says is right.

66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

When the unrepentant, who stand on their own ways and the traditions of men; idolizing men, tradition and organizations while claiming to be godly, engage in acts of worship and sacrifice; his acts of worship and sacrifice are an abomination to Jesus Christ.  Yes, even the Sabbath and Feasts of God become an abomination to Christ; when they are  kept by those who do their own ways instead of the whole word of God.

66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.  [Therefore Christ will not accept their worship, for they do not keep has word and their worship is hypocrisy.]

When the apostate lukewarm Church refuses to heed the warnings, they will be rejected by Jesus Chris, Rev 3:16.  The tribulation that they fear shall come upon them because they trusted in men and not the whole word of God.

The church of God groups are being warned.

66:4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

You who are filled with zeal for learning and keeping the whole word of God; you will rejoice at the coming of your Lord for his reward is with him.  Those who will not heed the warning and turn in zeal to learn and keep the whole word of God, who actually persecute the zealous and pressure them to give up their zeal: Shall be ashamed.

66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

A prophesy of the birth of the Kingdom of God.

66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies. 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

There is always some labour before a birth and so it is with the coming Kingdom of God;  the earth shall travail in labour before the coming of Christ to humble humanity and prepare them to accept Jesus Christ and his Chosen over all the earth.

66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

The earth shall surely be saved by the coming of Christ WITH his Chosen.  God’s promises are SURE!

66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

All the godly and the repentant  shall rejoice at the coming of Christ with his Chosen; the whole earth will be filled with joy once they and understand the glory of the Creator!

66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

Humanity will be spiritually nourished by the whole word of god which shall flow out of the throne of Christ and out of Jerusalem like a river to save humanity and bring the nations then living into the Kingdom and Family of God.

66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

66:12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her [figuratively Jerusalem's knee, spiritually the whole word of God that will flow forth from Jesus Christ in Jerusalem] sides, and be dandled upon her knees. 66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Those who actually serve Christ by diligently seeking to learn and obey the whole word of God;  the Word being Jesus Christ the Logos ,and the scripture being Jesus Christ in print: shall see his blessings and his wrath against his enemies who will not repent of following men and idols instead of following Jesus Christ.

66:14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies. 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Those who eat abominations and worship gods of their own making; shall be destroyed.  

Spiritually this refers to eating [internalizing] or taking into our minds, the unclean false teachings of the imaginations of men instead of standing on the pure truth of the whole word of God.  Those who stand on the false traditions of men, or who idolize men and corporate churches; have not placed a difference between the Holy and the profane, or the spiritually  clean and the unclean

66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts:

Christ shall gather all nations to fight at Jerusalem and shall slay very many; then those that survive shall return to their homelands and their proclaim the might and glory of Christ.

it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

All nations shall give up and bring Israel back to their land of promise.

66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.

Out of Levi shall Christ again take priests of Aaron and Levites to serve physically in the new millennial Temple that shall be built in Jerusalem.  AS the Chose will be priest of Christ teachings the nations; the physical Levites and Priests shall again serve Christ [Yeshua Messiah] and the Father in a physical and holy Temple in Jerusalem built on the Holy Mount! 

66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

All flesh shall worship God on the Sabbaths and the New Moons [as is being restored today].

66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against [the whole word fo God] me: for their worm [maggots eat until they are born as flies] shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched [fire shall  not be quenched until if consumes all of its fuel]; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

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