COME NOW LET US REASON TOGETHER
Charles e Whisnant, July 04, 2012 #2
Read Isaiah 1:18-20. God speaks to Judah. “Come let us reason together.” God is trying to come to an agreement with Judah, to resolve this conflict. He is willing to forgive Judah their sins, whatever they are and not hold them against the people if they will return back to God.
God speaks to Judah. “Come let us reason together.” God is trying to come to an agreement with Judah, to resolve this conflict. He is willing to forgive Judah their sins, whatever they are and not hold them against the people if they will return back to God.
Isaiah 1:18 Christ Can Make Sin of Scarlet As White As Snow.
(Let us – Isaiah 41:21; 43:24-26; I Samuel 12:7; Jeremiah 3:5; Micah 6:2; Acts 17:2; 18:4; 24:25; Isaiah 44:22; Psalms 51:7; Micah 7:18-19; Romans 5:20; Ephesians 1:6-8; Revelation 7:14)
The Miracle of the Crimson Wool.
- 1. “Come, let us talk about these things. Though your sins are like scarlet, they can be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)
- 2. “All you who are thirsty, come and drink.” (Isaiah 55:1)
- 3. “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
- 4. “Come to the wedding feast.” (Matthew 22;4)
- 5. “Come follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” (Mark 1:17)
- 6. “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” (John 7:37)
In Psalm 22:6, an indisputably Messianic psalm, the Messiah cries out, “I am a worm” (towla’). The picture our humble Messiah presents parallels the worm’s life cycle, for Jesus died on a cross of wood in the process of giving birth to us, leaving a bloody stain that turns our sins from scarlet to white as snow! This is surely amazing, utterly incomprehensible grace and love in action! O come let us adore Him! Psalms 51:1-7
Speaks of total cleansing. God grants the repentant sinner amnesty as it were. He stays the execution and grants pardon to the guilty sinner, for another has paid the price to set the sinner free and allow the granting of “amnesty”. The word amnesty is from the word from which we get amnesia which means to forget. What a beautiful picture this presents, for when the holy God washes away our unholy sins, they are completely forgotten. We’re left whiter than snow, purer than wool. Revelation 7:9-14, Michal 7:18-19; Isaiah 38:19;, Psalms 103:8-13; Acts 3:19-20
David put it this way: Psalms 32:1-6
Isaiah 1:19-20 “if you be willing and obedient; you shall eat the good of the land: BUT if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
If you consent and obey, you will eat the best of the land: Isaiah 58:1-14.
You can consent and obey or you can refuse and rebel. You can have health, physical and spiritual, or you can have a short life, and a low spiritual life.
Choices have consequences always. Let me ask “Which category are you falling into this week?”
YOU CAN REFUSE and REBEL
You can reject an offer. You can refuse to obey God’s law.
- 1. In word: Number 17:10; 27:14
- 2. In complaining: Psalms 78:17
- Challenging and defying God to do the abnormal
- To cater to your own tastes and delicacies.
- 5. In deed: I Samuel 12;15
- 6. To obey man rather than God. I Kings 12;21,26
HOW CAN A FAITHFUL NATION BECOME AS A HARLOT
GOD RESTORES HIS ELECT AND BURNS HIS ENEMIES
GOD’S WILLINGNESS TO HELP HIS PEOPLE
ISAIAH 1:21-31 Charles e Whisnant, July 11 2012
SIN IS LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR
Sin will take you further than you ever wanted to stray!
Cost you more than you ever dreamed you would pay!
Keep you longer than you ever thought you would stay!
Isaiah 1:21: How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers.
Revelation 17:1; Isaiah 1:22; 57:3; 59:3, 14, 15; Jeremiah 2:20; Hosea 2:5 and Habakkuk 1:4; Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted
Isaiah 1:22 : Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water.
ISAIAH 1:23: Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.
Luke 24:27, James 1:27; Exodus 23:8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.” Isaiah 5:23; 10:2 to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.
Therefore the Lord declares, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: “Ah, I will get relief from my enemies and avenge myself on my foes.
Genesis 40;24; Deuteronomy 28;63; 32:43: Psalms 132:2; Isaiah 35:4; 49:26; 59:18; 60:16; 61:2; Jeremiah 9:9; Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?” Ezekiel 5:13; “Then my anger will cease and my wrath against them will subside, and I will be avenged. And when I have spent my wrath upon them, they will know that I the LORD have spoken in my zeal. Micah 5:15; I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me.”
And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: OR ALLOW, OR IMPURITIES.
Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalms 119:119; Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 9:7; Ezekiel 22:19;20; As men gather silver, copper, iron, lead and tin into a furnace to melt it with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you. Zechariah 13:7; Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counselors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Isaiah 33:5; 54:14; 60:14, 17; 62:1; Jeremiah 31:23; 33:7; Micah 4:8; Zechariah 8:3 which says: This is what the LORD says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain
Zion shall be redeemed with judgment and her converts with righteousness. (Convert: or penitent, repent, repentant, pardoned, bring back, return,)
EZEKIEL 20 SEPARATION OF THE JEWS:
REDEEMED FROM UNREDEEMED
But transgressors and sinners will be crushed together, And those who forsake the LORD will come to an end.
Psalms 8:5; Isaiah 1:4; 24:20; 33:14; 50;1; 58:2; 65:11; 66:24; Jeremiah 17;13; 44:12; Hosea 14:9, Job 31:3; Proverbs 29:1; Luke 12;45-46; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Thessalonians 1;8-9; 2 Peter 3:7 and Revelation 21:8
2 Thessalonians 1:8, and 9 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power
Surely you will be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, And you will be embarrassed (confounded) at the gardens which you have chosen. “For they shall be..”KJV
Isaiah 42:17; 57:5 says: You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.; 65:3; 66:17; Hosea 4:13
A BRIEF EXCURSUS ON…IDOLATRY & IMMORALITY
ISAIAH 1:30 WHAT SIN DOES TO MEN
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf faded, and as a garden that hath no water.
Genesis 12:6 and Isaiah 64;6
ISAIAH 1:31 And the strong shall become tinder, and his work a spark, and both of them shall burn together, with none to quench them. Matthew 3;12; mark 8:43; Isaiah 4:4; 5:24; 9:19; 24:6; 26:11; 33:11; 34:10; 43:17; 66:17;, 24; Jeremiah 21:12