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Messianic Prophecy Study of the Book of Isaiah
by Marshall Beeber
An Overview of the Isaiah Bible Study

This  study was originally designed as a survey of all the Messianic  prophecies in the Book of Isaiah in 1989, and was given in five or six  segments. I adapted it for this website since I believe it will provide  many believers with hours of intense, but enjoyable reading. Messianic  prophecy can often be compared to two mountains separated by a chasm of  time; the first being the earthly ministry and
atoning  sacrifice of the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) and the second mountain being  the return of Yeshua to gather his faithful and then rescue Israel, thus  establishing the Messianic Kingdom on earth. The unbelieving Jew may  only be able to see the second mountain or may not see either. Some  Christians may see only the first mountain but may refuse to see all of  the second. It is my sincere intention to reveal the purposes of God and  hopefully this study effectively communicates this message.
The Study

Isaiah  2:1-4 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and  Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be  established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the  hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and  say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of  the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his  paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from  Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes  for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their  spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation,  nor will they train for war anymore.(2nd coming, referring to the  Messiah Yeshua's reign on earth, refer to: Hos 2:18-22, Micah 4:1-4, Zec  9:10-15, Joel 3:10)

Isaiah  7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will  be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  (1st coming, a prophecy of Messiah Yeshua's virgin birth, refer to:  Isaiah 8-10, Gen. 3:15)

Isaiah  8:14-15 and he will be a sanctuary; but for both houses of Israel he  will be a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them  fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.  Many of them will stumble; they will fall and be broken, they will be  snared and captured." (1st coming, a prophecy of Israel's stumbling upon  the rejection of their Messiah, refer to: Ps. 11822-23, Is. 28:16, Jer.  51:26, Zec. 10:4, Eph. 2:20, 1Peter 2:6)

Isaiah  9:1-2 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in  distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of  Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by  the way of the sea, along the Jordan-- The people walking in darkness  have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of  death a light has dawned.(1st coming, Prophecy of Messiah's ministry to  originate in Gallilee, refer to: Is. 42:6-9, Is. 49:6)

Isaiah  9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the  government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful  Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the  increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign  on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it  with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal  of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. (1st & 2nd coming,  Messiah will be born of man and yet also be God, refer to: Is. 22:22,  Ps. 2:8)

Isaiah  11:1-5 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a  Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the  Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of  power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD--and he will  delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with  his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with  righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give  decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the  rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.  Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his  waist.(1st & 2nd coming, Messiah to be born of the lineage of Jesse  [David's father] and in His reign will judge the earth, refer to :  Mt.1:1, Rev. 5:5, Ps. 2:8)

Isaiah 11:6-9  The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the  goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little  child will lead them. ... They will no longer injure or destroy on my  entire royal mountain. For there will be universal submission  to theLord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.  (2nd coming: Upon Messiah Yeshua's reign, He will supernaturally  transform the natural world that we live in to be devoid of predation.  His kingdom will have domain over the entire earth., Ref. Zech 14:9)

Isaiah  11:10-12 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the  peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be  glorious. In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to  reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower  Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from  Hamath and from the islands of the sea. He will raise a banner for the  nations and gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered  people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth. (2nd coming,  Messiah to gather the remnant of Israel and rule as king, refer to: Is.  10: 20, Ez. 36:24-25, Zec. 10:10, Zec. 14:9)

Isaiah  17:7-13 In that day men will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to  the Holy One of Israel. They will not look to the altars, the work of  their hands, and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles and the  incense altars their fingers have made. In that day their strong cities,  which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places  abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation. (2nd  coming, A rebellious world turns to Messiah after judgement, refer to:  Is.2:11, Is. 10:20-22, Is. 30:22)

Isaiah 25:8-9 He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe  away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people  from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. In that day they will say,  "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the  LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."  (2nd coming, Israel rejoices over the curse of death being nullified,  refer to: Hos. 13:14, Is. 51:11, 1Co.15:54-55, Is. 40:9-11, Is.45:19,  Is. 12:2)

Isaiah  28:16-17 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone  in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;  the one who trusts will never be dismayed. I will make justice the  measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away  your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.(1st  coming, Yeshua becomes the cornerstone for salvation, refer to: Is.  8:14, Ps.118:22, Dan.2:34, Zec. 12:13, Acts 4:11)
Isaiah 29:18-19 In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and  out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. Once more the  humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One  of Israel.(1st coming, Prophecy fulfilled in Messiah Yeshua's ministry  by healing the blind, refer to: Is. 29:18-21, Mk.7:37)

Isaiah  33:17-20 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that  stretches afar. In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror:  "Where is that chief officer? Where is the one who took the revenue?  Where is the officer in charge of the towers?" You will see those  arrogant people no more, those people of an obscure speech, with their  strange, incomprehensible tongue. Look upon Zion, the city of our  festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that  will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its  ropes broken. (2nd coming, Messiah vanquishes his enemies at his  glorious return to Israel, refer to: Is. 4:2, Is. 26:15, Is. 17:14)

Isaiah  35:5-10 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the  deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue  shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in  the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground  bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds  and papyrus will grow. And a highway will be there; it will be called  the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for  those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it. No  lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will  not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, and the  ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing;  everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake  them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. (1st and 2nd coming,  Prophecy of Messiah's earthly ministry and the redemption of Israel upon  his return, refer to: Is.29:18, Jn.9:6, Acts 26:18)

Isaiah  40:2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard  service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has  received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. (2nd coming,  Israel to receive mercy upon Messiah's return, refer to: Is. 35:4, Is.  41:11-13, Zec.9:12, Is. 59:20)
Isaiah  40:3 A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the  LORD ; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.(1st  coming, Prophecy used by John the Baptist, refer to: Is. 40:3, 19-20,  Mt. 3:3, Mk.1:3, Jn. 1:23, Mal.3:1)

Isaiah  40:5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind  together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken." (2nd  coming, All humanity will see Yeshua to return as God and King, refer  to: Is.52:10, Is.62:2-3, Zec. 12:10, Lk.3:6, Ps.98:2)

Isaiah  40:9-11 You who bring good tidings to Zion, go up on a high mountain.  You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a  shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, "Here is  your God!" See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules  for him. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies  him. He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his  arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that  have young. (2nd coming, Messiah's triumphant return to Israel and His  flock saved from destruction are sustained, refer to: Is. 25:9, Micah  5:4, Jn.10:11, Is.49:10)

Isaiah  41:12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those  who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. (2nd coming,  Destruction of the enemies of Israel at Messiah's return, refer to:  Is.17:12-14, Is.29:20, Is.33:17-24)

Isaiah  42:6-7 "I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold  of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for  the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to  free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit  in darkness. (1st & 2nd coming, Prophecy of Messiah bringing  salvation to the nations of the earth, refer to: Is. 32:3, Is. 49:8-10,  Is.52:2, Jer. 31:33, Luke 2:29-32)

Isaiah  49:1-3 Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations:  Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention  of my name. He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of  his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in  his quiver. He said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will  display my splendor." (1st coming, Messiah described in the "type" of  Israel, the faithful servant, refer to: Is.7:14, Is.9:6, Rev.1:16)

Isaiah  49:6 He says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to  restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I  will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my  salvation to the ends of the earth." (1st & 2nd coming, Messiah will  not only save the remnant of Israel but will bring salvation to the  whole earth, refer to: Zec.8:20-22, Jn. 1:9, Mt. 28:18-20)

Isaiah  49:21-23 Then you will say in your heart, 'Who bore me these? I was  bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up? I  was left all alone, but these--where have they come from?'" This is what  the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will  lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their  arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your  foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow  down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust  at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in  me will not be disappointed." (2nd coming, Israel's astoundment at the  increase of her nation by grafted-in Gentiles (Christians) upon  Messiah's return, refer to: Is. 60:8-12)

Isaiah  52:1-3 Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your  garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and  defiled will not enter you again. Shake off your dust; rise up, sit  enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O  captive Daughter of Zion. For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold  for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed." (2nd coming,  Forgiveness and glory is promissed to Israel, upon Jesus return, refer  to: Is. 60:3-5)
Isaiah  52:8-9 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout  for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own  eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the  LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. (2nd coming,  Israel rejoices upon the return of their Messiah Yeshua (Jesus))
Isaiah  52:14-15 Just as there were many who were appalled at him -- his  appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred  beyond human likeness-- so will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will  shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they  will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand. (2nd  coming, Israel will be startled upon Messiah revealing himself as the  one they beat and crucified, as well as those nations that rejected him,  Is. 53:1, Is.30:30, 53:2)

Summary  of Isaiah 53 (1st coming).  The entire chapter describes the Messiah's  earthly ministry as the "suffering servant", with references:

Isaiah 53:1-12 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2  He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry  ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his  appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected  by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from  whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4  Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we  considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
5 But  he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our  iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by  his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,  each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the  iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not  open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep  before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
8 By  oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his  descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the  transgression of my people he was stricken.
9 He was assigned a grave  with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no  violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the Lord's  will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his  life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days,  and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After the  suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied ;  by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will  bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among  the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he  poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors.  For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the  transgressors.
Is.53:1(Is.30:30, 53:2, Job 14:7),
Is.53:3 (Ps.69:8-9, Mt.16:21, Ps.22:6-7),
Is.53:4 (Zec.13:7, Is.12:10, Ps.22:23-24),
Is.53:5 (Ps.22:16, Ex.28:38, Jn.3:17, Rom.4:25, 1Cor.15:3, Mt.2726, Jn.19:1),
Is.53:6 (Is.56:10-11, 53:12, Mic.3:5, 1Pet.2:24-25), Is.53:7 (Mk.14:61, 1Pet.2:23),
Is.53:8 (Mk.14:49, Ps.22:14-15, Acts 8:23-32),
Is.53:9 (Is.42:1-3, Mt.27:38, Lk.23:32, Jn.19:18)
Is.53:10 (Is.55:11, Acts 2:23, Ps.22:30)
Is.53:11 (Jn.10:14-18, Jn.1:29)
Is.53:12 (Php.2:9, Is.59:16, Mt.26:28)

Isaiah 60:10-17 "Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will  serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you  compassion.Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut,  day or night, so that men may bring you the wealth of the nations--  their kings led in triumphal procession.For the nation or kingdom that  will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined. "The glory of  Lebanon will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together,  to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place of my  feet. The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who  despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the  LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. "Although you have been forsaken  and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the  everlasting pride and the joy of all generations. You will drink the  milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that  I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.  Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron.  Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I  will make peace your governor and righteousness your ruler.  (2nd coming, Messiah will exalt Israel above the nations and the nations will glory in their service)

Isaiah  61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has  anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up  the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from  darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and  the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide  for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty  instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment  of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of  righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.  (1st & 2nd coming, The Messiah speaks of His mission to those who  hunger for truth)

Isaiah 61:7-9  Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and  instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they  will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be  theirs."For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In  my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with  them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their  offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they  are a people the LORD has blessed."(2nd coming, Israel will no longer  be ashamed of it's past rebellion when Messiah returns in mercy)

Isaiah  62:11-12 The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: "Say  to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is  with him, and his recompense accompanies him.'" They will be called the  Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought  After, the City No Longer Deserted. (2nd coming, A proclamation to  Israel and the world of God's salvation, forgiveness and mercy)

Isaiah  65:17-19 "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former  things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad  and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem  to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and  take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be  heard in it no more. (post 2nd coming, God promises to create a new  universe)
Isaiah 65:20 "Never  again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old  man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be  thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered  accursed.(2nd coming, Humanity's lifespan will be increased in the  Messianic Age.)

Isaiah 65:25 The  wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like  the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor  destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD. (2nd coming,  Allegorically speaking, the mighty will dwell peacefully with the weak  and not oppress them)

Isaiah  66:14-21  When you see this, your heart will rejoice and you will flourish  like grass; the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants,  but his fury will be shown to his foes. See, the LORD is coming with  fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his  anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For with fire and  with his sword the LORD will execute judgment upon all men, and many  will be those slain by the LORD. "Those who consecrate and purify  themselves to go into the gardens, following the one in the midst of  those who eat the flesh of pigs and rats and other abominable  things--they will meet their end together," declares the LORD. "And I,  because of their actions and their imaginations, am about to come and  gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see my glory. "I  will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to  the nations--to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as  archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not  heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the  nations. And they will bring all your brothers, from all the nations,  to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD--on horses,  in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels," says the LORD. "They  will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the  temple of the LORD in ceremonially clean vessels. And I will select some  of them also to be priests and Levites," says the LORD. (2nd coming,  The Lord will glorify himself among all the nations of the earth)

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