King James Bible Study – “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” – Mark 8:34
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Chapters: Isaiah 1-4
Message: The Deception of False Church
Hello My Friend,
I was teaching my kids in Jr. Church last night, we were talking about Moses and how when he was born the Egyptians would snatch the boy babies from them and throw them into the river. These are kids between the ages of five and twelve, and one of the kids spoke out and asked why they did not just have an abortion so it would not happen. She really did not know what the word abortion meant, she thought it was birth control. How sad is it that we have to explain to children such adult topics because it is what they are hearing from their parents, schools, and peers. There are so many people in the world who go to church, know who God and Jesus is, and are lost as can be. The world wants it all, God and the world, and the devil is all too willing to deceive them, who they think they are getting is Jesus, but who they are actually getting is Satan. “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” – James 3:13-16.
The Book of Isaiah is the twenty-third book of the Old Testament/Bible and contains sixty-six chapters. The author of the book is Isaiah and it was written to Judah and all believers. The timeline for these events took place between 766 BC to 679 BC. The purpose of the book was to teach correction and reproof to all believers. What we are to learn from the book is that rebellion leads to destruction, but repentance leads to restoration. The Book of Isaiah is actually a mirror of the entire Bible. The Bible has 66 books, Isaiah does as well. The Old Testament has 39 books covering the history and sin of Israel, the first 39 chapters of Isaiah do as well. The New Testament has 27 books describing the ministry of Jesus Christ, including the new heaven and earth, the last 27 chapters of Isaiah do as well. During the time that his father Amos was in Samaria warning Israel of the judgment they are in, Isaiah was in Judah, telling them that the same thing will happen to them in the future. The book of Isaiah begins with God in deep mourning over the sinful and corrupted state of His nation.
“The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.” – Isaiah 1:1-2,5,16-20.
“Why should ye be stricken any more?” God will afflict us only for so long, if His people refuse to heed the warnings and repent of their sin, He will turn His back to them, and let them live in the filth of their sin. Which by the way, comes with much more affliction than any punishment He gives. Remember, one cannot get saved and return to the world, they will become much worse than had they not known Christ at all. In fact, since they are saved and will not face eternal death they are in a sense punishing themselves well before they see Jesus. Yes, we will all stand before Jesus one day, even those who of Old Testament days. What we read from the New Testament about Jesus coming to judge the world is the same exact thing that God told them. In fact, through Isaiah, God gives us a glimpse of the day that Jesus would come to judge all the world.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD. Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:” – Isaiah 2:2-6,12.
“For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty,” One day, in the blink of an eye, Jesus will be here, and every nation will be judged, those whom have received Christ, both Jew and Gentile, will join Him as He rules over the new earth, but the proud, the lofty (conceded), and all who have themselves high up on themselves will be brought down so low that they will be case into the lake of fire. “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” – Revelation 21:7-8.
“and all liars,” All these false churches, preaching a false gospel, and no need for repentance, are going to get a huge awakening. In fact, I am sure the founders of these false churches have already seen Jesus, and were cast into hell, and are screaming up at the living for them to stop to no avail since they cannot speak to them. Ignorance does not save anyone, and those who follow the lies of these false churches are not saved either because regardless of whether or not they were misguided, they believed the lies over the truth. And let me tell you, God knows exactly what they are doing, He actually hands them over to the liars.
“For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.” – Isaiah 3:1-5,10-13.
“they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” Think about what God is saying here, He removes them from His protections, His provisions, His presence, and places them under the oppression of their own children, and women will rule over them. Do you see our country? It is one by one, being ruled by women who proclaim abortion as form of birth control, who make a mockery out of God, and life itself. Do you see the false churches? One by one, they are being ruled by women, who do the same thing. Jesus calls them the blind leading the blind, people wrapped up in the lusts of their flesh that they are willing to believe the lies, and follow those rather than obey the truth. And it is only going to get worse, and yet, there is still hope. As God continues to foretell Judgment Day, He does gives some hope for those who did not forsake Him. “In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.” – Isaiah 4:2-4.
“even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:” This is none other than the Book of life, in which the names of every saved soul will contain. Jesus takes away our reproach, the shame, the disgrace we face for our sin. People get the idea that you have to be a certain religion to be saved, this is wrong, and will send you to hell quicker than you can blink your eyes. If you think about it, both Jews and Christians have been reduced to a religion, when God has nothing to do with religion. Being Jewish, Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon, or Muslim does not save anyone, only Christ does, and to be honest, a Christian is not a Christian unless they personally know Jesus Christ as their Saviour. What counts is if your are among the living. “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” – Revelation 20:12-15.
“and they were judged every man according to their works.” I must address this because people often confuse it to think that we will all be judged according to our works. There are two books that are being opened, the Book of Life, and the one of the dead. The saved are not a part of this judgment, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;”. The dead are those who are not of the living, meaning those whom have never received Christ as their Saviour. This is Judgment Day, and it is not for the living. “the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”
Jesus Christ Magnified: “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” – Isaiah 2:3.
Today’s Prayer: God, Thank you for sending Your Son to make redemption for our sins permanent. We no longer have to offer sacrifices because we are redeemed by the precious blood of Your Son upon our souls. We know that salvation does not give us a free pass to live in sin and not suffer for it, it does give us the opportunity to show Your Son to the world and receive much more through our faithfulness to You. Lord, lead us and guide us, help us to seek Your truths and live by them so we can be an honor to You. Put Your hedge of protection around us, and give us Your strength and courage to boldly proclaim Your Son to the world. Let us not be afraid to speak the true Gospel, and give the words of wisdom to approach anyone who teaches the lies. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God Bless You, I am praying for you,
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