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Morning Reads & Reflection - (Isaiah 7:1-14, Gen 5:32-6:8, & Proverbs 6:20-7:1)- "A Remnant"

Good morning. Great is His faithfulness. See bottom note of the next 7 days and the readings.

NOTE: Greek Word of the day - Ἱερεμίας Hieremías, hee-er-em-ee'-as; of Hebrew origin (H3414); Hieremias (i.e. Jermijah), an Israelite:—Jeremiah.

I.Jeremiah = "whom Jehovah has appointed"

A. the son of Hilkiah of the priests that were in Anathoth. He was called very young (B.C. 626) to the prophetic office and prophesied 42 years. He probably died in Egypt.

Matthew 16:14-19

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not [g]prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [h]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Isaiah 7:1-14

Isaiah Sent to King Ahaz

7 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to make war against it, but could not [a]prevail against it. 2 And it was told to the house of David, saying, “Syria’s forces are [b]deployed in Ephraim.” So, his heart and the heart of his people were moved as the trees of the woods are moved with the wind.

3 Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and [c]Shear-Jashub your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller’s Field, 4 and say to him: [d]‘Take heed, and [e]be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and the son of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, 6 “Let us go up against Judah and [f]trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel”— 7 thus says the Lord God:

“It shall not stand, Nor shall it come to pass. 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, And the head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be [g]broken, So that it will not be a people. 9 The head of Ephraim is Samaria, And the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established.” ’ ”

The Immanuel Prophecy

10 Moreover the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11 “Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; [h]ask it either in the depth or in the height above.”

12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the Lord!”

13 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.[i]

The Hebrew phrase “Shear-Jashub” – means, “A remnant shall return”. Isaiah’s son is a symbolic confirmation to King Ahaz of the Lord’s promise to heal and save a remnant. The FIREBANDS are an expression of contempt for the kings of Israel and Syria, but they will do no permanent damage. The sign was not given to Ahaz, who had doubted the earlier prophecy, and according to the commentary of the Orthodox Study Bible, but to all Hebrew people – (JohnChr). This messianic prophecy is fulfilled when the Virgin Mary gives birth to Christ. The Hebrew word, I stumbled on this morning in the video “almah”, unmarried woman, designates “a hidden virgin”, shut off from the occasional sight of men” (Jerome). The Greek word used in the LXX is “Parthenos” which means “virgin.” IMMANUEL, meaning “God with us”, refers to Christ’s divine nature. Messiah coming as a CHILD – (v. 16) refers to His human nature.

Genesis 5:32-6:8

32 And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The Wickedness and Judgment of Man

6 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive[a] with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” 4 There were [b]giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

5 Then [c]the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent[d] of the thoughts of his heart was only evil [e]continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

5:29-32: Noah is born into Incarnational history, and he is a key ancestor in Christ’s genealogy – (Luke 3:36), for the next several chapters focus on him and his family … Lamech named his son Noah, and as Genesis 5:29 points out, this name means “to give rest” … For he would give them REST FROM OUR WORK AND THE TOIL OF OUR HANDS, BECAUSE OF THE GROUND THE LORD GOD CURSED … In this meaning, Noah is a type of Christ, who said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest “– (Matthew 11:28) …

LUKE 3:36: 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

6:3: In his disobedience and expulsion from Paradise, man lost the grace of the Holy Spirit – (My Spirit shall not remain) … Nevertheless, His grace was always available to man, but man continually refused it – (for they are flesh) … So, God gave them a grace period of one hundred and twenty years to come to repentance …

1 Enoch 6:1-2

When the sons of men had multiplied, in those days, beautiful and comely daughters were born to them … And the watchers, the sons of heaven, saw them and desired them … And they said to one another, “Come, let us choose for ourselves wives from the daughters of men, and let us beget children for ourselves …”

6:5: Without the grace of the Holy Spirit, man is easily overcome by the devil, for his will power alone is incapable of resisting the devil’s temptations … Furthermore, his will was weakened through his disobedience and expulsion from Paradise … But he willfully refused God’s helping grace – (every intent … was only evil continually) …

6:6: SO, GOD WAS GRIEVED over man’s condition … Murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, and every manner of sin were rampant everywhere … Humans was in danger of disappearing from the face of the earth – (AthanG) …

6:7: God was grieved over these people He created, and swore to blot them out … from the face of the earth … Yet He gave them a grace period of one hundred and twenty years to respond to the grace of the Holy Spirit … Their refusal brought judgement upon themselves, for they had no excuses for not responding to the grace of God …

6:8: But Noah was different from the rest, for he discovered the grace of the Holy Spirit … Because of this discovery, God would preserve a remnant, through which God the Word would become Man … For He would become Man through Noah’s “genealogy” – (vv. 9-10; and Luke 3:36) …

Genesis 6:9-10:

Noah Pleases God

9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, [a]perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth

LUKE 3:36: 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

Proverbs 6:20-7:1

Read from my Orthodox Study Bible see my video for readings and discussions.

“A Lawless Spirit”, “Playing with Fire” and “A Son with Discernment”


Saturday March 11, 2023- The Epistle Reading Hebrews 3:12-16, and Mark 1:35-44

Sunday March 12, 2023- Gospel Luke 24:36-53, Hebrews 1:10-14; Hebrews 2:1-3

Monday March 13, 2023- Old Testament- Isaiah 8:13-9:7; Genesis 6:9-22, & Proverbs 8:1-21

Tuesday March 14, 2023 Old Testament – Isaiah 9:9-10:4, Genesis 7:1-5, and Proverbs 8:32-9:11

Wednesday March 15, 2023 Old Testament – Isaiah 10:12-20, Genesis 7:6-9, and Proverbs 9:12-18

Thursday March 16, 2023, Old Testament- Isaiah 11:10-12:2, Genesis 7:11-8:3, and Proverbs 10:1-22

Friday March 17, 2023, Old Testament Isaiah 13:2-13, Genesis 8:4-21, and Proverbs 10:31-11:12

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’


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