Daily Encouragement

September 13 – Lucifer’s Five “I Will’s”

Isaiah 12:1-14:32
2 Corinthians 13:1-14
Psalm 57:1-11
Proverbs 23:9-11

Isaiah 12:1 — What a great picture of salvation! God was angry with us, but He turned away His anger toward us. Those who God was once angry with are the ones that God now comforts! What changed? God is my salvation!

Isaiah 12:2 — Note that it says LORD JEHOVAH. In Hebrew that’s “YAH-YAHWEH.” This is the first of two uses; the other is Isaiah 26:4. “Yah” is found in Psalm 113:1 where the KJV renders it in English as “Praise ye the LORD”. That’s a literal translation of the Hebrew phrase “Hallelu-Yah”

From Barnes’ Notes:

In this place, and Isaiah 26:4, “the repetition” of the name seems to be used to denote “emphasis;” or perhaps to indicate that Yahweh is the same always – an unchangeable God.

Isaiah 13:8 — Notice the similarity between this and 1 Thessalonians 5:3. Both are talking about the Day of the LORD compared to childbirth.

Isaiah 13:10 — The plague of darkness is spoken of many times (Ezekiel 32:7, Joel 2:31, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24, Revelation 6:12). Exodus 10:22 foreshadows what God will do in Egypt.

Isaiah 13:11 — Why will God judge the world? Evil must be punished! God is too just to excuse sin.

Isaiah 14:1 — From Jimmy DeYoung:

The Lord promised to have “mercy” on Jacob, the nation of “Israel”. The Lord had chosen these people in the past, Deuteronomy 7:6-8, and will “yet choose Israel” and “set them in their own land”.

It really doesn’t matter what the rest of the world may say about the land, God will set His chosen “Israel”, the Jews of today, back in the land of their forefathers, the land He has given them for the future, as well. From the sidelines we today can see the Lord beginning that process, the process that will move to completion after the Rapture and culminate at His Second Coming.

Isaiah 14:12 — It’s hard to keep up with Isaiah. He’s bouncing from millennia future to millennia past! You wonder just how magnificent the vision was that made him struggle to keep up. We now see what happened to Lucifer, now known as Satan. He fell from heaven for these 5 “I will’s.”

Isaiah 14:13 — From Jimmy DeYoung:

Please notice the last “I will” in verse 13, “I will sit also upon the Mount of the Congregation, in the sides of the North”. According to Psalm 48:2 this is describing the city of Jerusalem. Satan said he will be worshiped in Jerusalem, actually on the Temple Mount. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 is the prophecy of when the Antichrist, energized by Satan, claims to be God, from the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 13:1 — For the past few days we’ve seen Paul pouring out his heart to the Corinthians. You can feel the hurt that he has in his heart from how the Corinthians have dealt with him.

2 Corinthians 13:14 — While the word “trinity” isn’t in the Bible, we see Paul making the LORD Jesus Christ equivalent to the Father and to the Holy Ghost. Since some religions teach that Jesus is not co-equal to the Father, this is an awkward verse for them to deal with.

Psalm 57:2 — Does this sound like your prayer life? In America we are tempted to make prayer into a passing phrase before a meal or a vain repetition before bed. But the Psalms show the depth of a relationship we can have with our Father in heaven! We can cry to Him because He performs all things for us!

Proverbs 23:9 — Solomon’s saying was condensed by Jesus into Matthew 7:6.

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