Isaiah, Son of Amoz wrote this book during the 8th Century B.C.E. Isaiah’s prophetic book was written during three different periods. Most of the beginning (Ch. 1-39) was written during the Babylonian captivity, which was considered Proto-Isaiah (First Isaiah). The second oracle (Deutero-Isaiah was written during exile by an anonymous author for Ch. 40-55. The last part, Trito-Isaiah, Ch. 56-66 was composed after the return from exile.
I used scriptures from the book of Isaiah during my fight for cancer. Isaiah 53:5 By his Stripes I am healed. This spiritual book discusses God’s judgment and restoration for Judah in Jerusalem. This story is still happening today. Judgment has fallen upon the face of the earth and many will not know God.
God told me that my 2nd judgment day was January 22nd, 2018. I was on my death bed about to drift off to eternal sleep. I had been praying and asking God to forgive me for all my sins. For a long time, I didn’t acknowledge God, never gave him time nor knew anything about his ways.
At the beginning of Isaiah, the judgment and restoration period was for the righteous. God spoke to the people and told them not to allow the pharaoh to put fear in their heart. The king believed that they had no God to save them because he ruled for years. It is the same as today. The enemy has taken God out of schools, and people worship evil more than God.
During the time the Book of Isaiah was written is when Monotheism was introduced to the people. Isaiah 44:6 “I am the first and I am the last; besides me, there is no God”. This is when Christianity and Islam were born. God started to share the good news with the servants of the lord. Isaiah 54:17 states no weapon formed against thee shall prosper. It is important to seek God while he can be found.
His ways are higher than our ways. Our higher selves create dreams, visions, and goals. God’s ways and thoughts are different from ours. That’s why the things that happen in life is based on God’s will for our life. As long as we pray to God. According to Isaiah 43, God made promises to make a new thing. He will turn dark into light. He will save us if we allow him to guide us. Sometimes we go against God and the devil starts to control the way.
At the same time, I was shocked to read that God creates good and evil. (Isaiah 45:7) However, I have heard people say God doesn’t have anything to do with evil. God will create evil in the instance that we decide to do evil. The universal law of you reap what you sow is real. I’m blessed to have made a commitment to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to get my own understanding of the Lord and my life.
God mentions to those who trust wickedness should be careful because God declares things that are right. Those people who practice magic and using evil spirits to perform spells is going against Gods will. The book of Isaiah discussed how God judged what was going on with his people. He was ready to remove them from Babylonian exile and restore their lives. It was like the bondage in Egpyt all over again.