September 11, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians and  his first letter to Timothy we read two Psalms and the last chapter of Isaiah.

September 11: Psalm 101, Psalm 102, Isaiah 66 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 101, of David. A song of praise and a vow that reads like a new year’s resolution.

Psalm 102. A penitential psalm. It recalls the great deeds and miracles God did for His people in the wilderness, and how they disobeyed and turned to idols, even to the point of child sacrifice. In spite of this God is still merciful and there is still hope. It ends with a Hallelujah!

Isaiah 66 speaks of judgement and hope, and true and false worship. Yet, the LORD will vindicate Zion; Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream“. Finally, God via Isaiah wraps up the scroll with a description of the Day of the LORD and its sobering aftermath.

September 10, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.

September 10: 2 Thessalonians 3, Isaiah 64, Isaiah 65 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

2 Thessalonians 3. The Apostle Paul requested prayer, then he warned against idleness. Finally the letter ends with a benediction.

Isaiah 64. A prayer of petition and penance: “All our righteousness are as filthy rags”

Isaiah 65 is rich. It tells of judgment and salvation, the new creation and the new Jerusalem.

September 9, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the second chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.

September 9: 2 Thessalonians 2, Isaiah 62, Isaiah 63 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

2 Thessalonians 2 tells of the great apostasy, when the man of lawlessness is revealed and usher in the tribulation. People will believe “The Lie” and be destroyed. Stand fast, Jesus will destroy him at his return.

Isaiah 62. Zion’s new name will be called Hephzibah and the land will be called Beulah, salvation is coming.

Isaiah 63. The day of the Lord’s vengeance is coming where “the grapes of wrath are trod” and there was no one to help. Then God will show His mercy and provide salvation, but will people listen?

September 8, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

 

Today we read the first chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.

September 8: 2 Thessalonians 1, Isaiah 60, Isaiah 61 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

2 Thessalonians 1, After the customary greeting and prayer of thanksgiving, Paul dealt with God’s final judgment and God’s glory.

Isaiah 60. Arise, shine, for your light has come. Gross darkness covers the people. It tells of the glory of Zion and ends with a millennial prophecy of the New Jerusalem.

Isaiah 61. This is the year of the Lord’s favor. Jesus started his ministry finding this prophecy in the scroll of Isaiah and read it but stopped mid-sentence.  It also gives “beauty for ashes” and proclaims the good news of salvation.

September 7, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the Apostle Paul’s first and second letter to the Thessalonians we read three Psalms and one chapter of Isaiah.

September 7: Psalm 98, Psalm 99, Psalm 100, Isaiah 59 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 98. Let us celebrate! Sing unto the LORD a new song!

Psalm 99. The LORD reigns. Exalt Him, He is holy.

Psalm 100. Six verses making a jubilant noise to the LORD.

Isaiah 59. We are hopelessly separated from God until we confess our sin, and even then we need a redeemer. He will come out of Zion.

September 6, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the Apostle Paul’s first and second letter to the Thessalonians we read three Psalms and one chapter of Isaiah.

September 6: Psalm 95, Psalm 96, Psalm 97, Isaiah 58 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 95 is a song of praise to God, but also a warning that they should not harden their hearts as they did in the wilderness and thus were not allowed to enter God’s rest.

Psalm 96 is to “declare His glory among the nations“, and ends up with “Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.”

Psalm 97 tells what it means to  rejoice “for the LORD reigneth” and “For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.”

Isaiah 58 explains what true fasting is.

September 5, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the Apostle Paul’s first and second letter to the Thessalonians we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Isaiah.

September 5: Proverbs 14, Isaiah 57 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 14, These Proverbs of King Solomon mark the contrast between the foolish and the wise.

Isaiah 57. The LORD warned strongly against idolatry, especially the pagan god Moloch. There is peace for the contrite, but there is no peace for the wicked.

September 4, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the Apostle Paul’s first and second letter to the Thessalonians we read three Psalms and one chapter of Isaiah.

September 4: Psalm 92, Psalm 93, Psalm 94, Isaiah 56 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 92. A Song for the Sabbath day. Give thanks to the LORD. God judges His enemies, and He makes His people flourish.

Psalm 93. A Psalm of only five verses: The  LORD reigns!

Psalm 94. This time the Psalmist prayed for the LORD to execute vengeance on all who disobey Him, and bring comfort to all who follow Him.

Isaiah 56. Salvation will be open to all. In Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial will be remembered “Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.” Yet, Israel still have wicked leaders.

September 3, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians and two chapters of Isaiah.

September 3: 1 Thessalonians 5, Isaiah 54, Isaiah 55 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 5 speaks of the Day of the Lord, no one knows the day or time. Then the Apostle Paul gave final exhortations, among them are “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Isaiah 54. After the gigantic chapter 53, writing about the sin-bearing, suffering servant the narrative switches back to God’s servant, Israel, and the Covenant of Peace. It ends with “no weapon formed against you shall prosper”

Isaiah 55 is the invitation to abundant life. Remember this: “ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

September 2, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Because of the uniqueness of Isaiah 53 (click on the chapter to begin reading) we read only this chapter of Isaiah today. No other chapter in the Bible has so many prophesies fulfilled in the New Testament. Because of this it had been proven that it must have been written and added to the book of Isaiah around 400 A.D. As proof for this was cited that the rabbis used to read Isaiah 53 in synagogues, but after the chapter caused “arguments and great confusion” the rabbis of the 17th century  decided that the simplest thing would be to just take that prophecy out of the Haftarah readings in synagogues. (Haftarah consists of selections of the prophets, read after segments of the Torah.) That’s why today when they read Isaiah 52, they stop in the middle of the chapter and the week after jump straight to Isaiah 54. See! That is proof enough that it is a later addition to fit with Christian tradition! Then around 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by some Arab Bedouins and in them was a complete scroll of Isaiah and chapter 53 was in it, word for word identical with the Masoretic text! The find was announced in April 1948, right before the formation of the State of Israel. This had many years later a profound impact on me after having swallowed bible critical “truth” for many years. I came to realize that if all the book of Isaiah had been written centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ and has well over 50 fulfilled prophecies, both the book of Isaiah is true, and Jesus Christ, his death, burial and resurrection is true, and that changes things. Read it, think about it, and let it sink in!