This week we’ll pause our review of Isaiah Decoded and observe Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks that occurs on May 26th and 27th. When we look at the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, really what we should see is a pattern of covenant making and restoration from Exodus to Deuteronomy as God restores His relationship with Israel. We previously observed Passover from a messianic perspective and reviewed the three primary covenants indicated at Passover – the Messianic, Abrahamic and Threshold Covenants. At Passover, God initiated a restoration of His relationship with Israel. You can go HERE to review that discussion. The observance of Shavuot commemorates Israel completing this restoration of a covenant relationship with Yehovah – the god of Israel. This week, we’ll review the key events from a messianic position in the Torah that completes and brings a fullness of a relationship with God.
Parallel Structures and Identifying the Endtime Tyrant/Anti-Messiah: Chapter 2 – Part 4
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll wrap-up our look at chapter 2 – The Archtyrant, Candidate for Perdition. Though not specifically covered in chapter 2 by Dr. Gileadi, we’ll evaluate various aspect of identifying the Anti-Messiah spoken in Revelations 13 in the context of parallel structures with Yehovah-Yeshua.
The Endtime Complete Separation of the Wicked and the Righteous: Chapter 2 – Part 3
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll continue with Chapter 2 – The Archtyrant – Candidate for Perdition. What we see essentially in the rest of chapter 2 is Dr. Gileadi discussing aspects of those who follow the Archtyrant and those who follow God’s Servant. What we see in this discussion is God executing a complete separation of the Wicked and the Righteous at the end of the world.
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll continue with Chapter 2 – The Archtyrant, Candidate for Perdition. Dr. Gileadi implies a comparison of Adolph Hitler with the Archtyrant/Anti-Messiah. While Hitler committed some horrific things to humanity, which indeed shall be repeated at the end of the world, Hitler himself and others saw Hitler as a messiah and savior for the German people. Similarly, we will see the Endtime Tyrant see himself as a savior to humanity. Dr. Gileadi states that the Tyrant demonstrates character traits opposite that of God so by identifying God’s traits “we get a clearer idea of what kind of person the king of Assyria/Babylon is.” P.40
A Modern King of Assyria/Babylon Signals the End of the World: Chapter 2 – Part 1
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll look at chapter 2 – The Archtyrant, Candidate for Perdition. Starting at the bottom of Isaiah’s Ladder to Heaven is Isaiah’s category of Perdition and is represented in the Endtime Anti-Messiah who Isaiah identifies with the Kings of Assyria and Babylon anciently. This Endtime Archtyrant/Anti-Messiah initiates the beginning of the end of the world. Known as Perdition, a title meaning destroyer and like Cain and Judas this Endtime Anti-Messiah knows God at the final judgement and still rejects His salvation. Erecting himself as the god of this world at the end of the world, he is God’s instrument for destroying the Wicked and trying the Righteous.
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll wrap-up our review of chapter 1 – The Ladder to Heaven. What we see in the last section of chapter 1 is Dr. Gileadi discussing various aspects of the end of the world or the Endtimes. His intent in this discussion is to help us understand Isaiah’s Endtime scenario so that can respond properly to Endtime events and ascend into the millennial age of peace and prosperity under the reign of the God of Israel – Yehovah-Yeshua.
This week we’ll pause our review of Isaiah Decoded and observe Passover. At first glance, we might just consider Passover as God’s freeing Israel from Egyptian bondage. But this story has deeper and more powerful implications. The first concept we should see is God restoring His relationship with His Chosen People, which is a type and shadow for Israel’s Endtime restoration. The second concept we should see as God restores His relationship with Israel are the covenants that underpin this relationship. Moreover, we’ll integrate Messianic elements in with our Passover observance as we prepare for the Endtime restoration of Israel and the Messiah’s Millennial reign.
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll continue with our look at Chapter 1 – The Ladder to Heaven. Another concept that we see in Isaiah’s Gospel is a pattern of descending before ascending, which Dr. Gileadi sees in his seven-part structure. The type of descending here is not going into wickedness but is a temporary condition of suffering as God tests our loyalty to Him under distress. In the New Testament and the Book of Mormon, this concept is called the Baptism of Fire.
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll continue with looking at Chapter 1 – The Ladder to Heaven. Dr. Gileadi introduces how the discovery of a seven-part structure of opposite themes in Isaiah forms the basis for recognizing the concepts of ascension or descension to or away from God. Additionally, we’ll see him identify various kinds of people in Isaiah that provide examples of what people did to merit a particular category. Finally, we’ll expand on Dr. Gileadi’s analysis as we survey the whole of scripture to uncover additional spiritual categories of people; and, then apply these concepts to our Three Keys of the Gospels.
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The Higher Law and the Lesser Law or a Process of Being Recreated: Chapter 1 – Part 1
This week in our review of Isaiah Decoded we’ll begin looking at Chapter 1 – The Ladder to Heaven. Dr. Gileadi gives us an overview of Isaiah’s Gospel through the convention of a ladder to heaven or a sequential process that takes us into God’s presence. The first topic that we see in chapter one is his discussion with a teaching on a higher and lesser law suggesting that a lesser law leads us to a higher law but is that really the message of the Bible. When we step away from the religious tradition we know and look the Bible as one cohesive narrative, what is the message that we should see? When our mother Eve partook of the fruit of knowledge to be like God, isn’t that really our context!
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