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ISAIAH Overview

ISAIAH 2: Jesus will rule all the nations from Jerusalem in the Millennial Kingdom.

ISAIAH 4: The Millennial Kingdom is under Jesus as the Branch of the Lord (Jer. 23:5; 33:15; Zech. 3:8; 6:12).

ISAIAH 5: God’s judgment and salvation for Israel is at the end of the age. This was partially fulfilled when God disciplined Israel through the Assyrian invasion in 721 BC.

ISAIAH 9: During Jesus’ return, He will defeat the Antichrist, who is invading Israel. This passage was partially fulfilled by the invasion of the Assyrian king, Sennacherib, in Isaiah’s generation. However, the details of this passage were not completely fulfilled at that time. There was not a time of “multiplication and great joy” in the “dividing of the spoil” by which the garments and instruments of the slain army were “burned as fuel for the fire” (9:3-4). Neither was the promised Child established in His government on the throne of David, and over His kingdom with justice and righteousness across the earth (9:7). The Throne of David speaks of the earthly dimension of the Messiah’s reign.

ISAIAH 11: Jesus is reigning in the Millennial Kingdom and judges the wicked nations.

ISAIAH 12: This prophetic song is sung by Israel after Jesus delivers her from the oppression of the Antichrist and begins the Millennial Kingdom as described in Isaiah 11. Chapters 11-12 illustrate the glorious picture of God’s rule of the earth going forth from Zion after Jesus gathers and restores Israel.

ISAIAH 13: Isaiah describes the fall of Babylon at the end of the age. The Babylonian oppression of Judah (605- 539 BC) was stopped when they were defeated by the Persians in 539 BC. Babylon will be rebuilt and established in Iraq (50 miles south of Baghdad). It will be restored and used as one of the headquarters for the Antichrist. Babylon will function as the centre of the worldwide demonic, religious and economic networks (Isa. 13-14; Jer. 50-51; Rev. 17-18). The judgments prophesied against Babylon in Jeremiah 50-51, describe her sudden and permanent destruction. These have not yet occurred in fullness.

ISAIAH 14: The ultimate defeat of Satan and the Antichrist occurs at the end of the age. Only the Antichrist and his fate as described in Revelation 19:20, fit the description of a Babylonian king without a tomb or a grave (vv.18-20). He will be cast alive into the Lake of Fire. This prophecy was partially fulfilled in the judgment against Babylon in 539 BC by Persia.

ISAIAH 18: God promises to move on behalf of Ethiopia against the Antichrist when his armies are defeated by Jesus at Armageddon (Isa. 18:4-6) In Daniel 11:42-43, the Antichrist will invade Ethiopia and Egypt. The Lord will deliver Egypt (Isa. 19) and Ethiopia (Isa. 18) during the time of Jesus’ Second Coming. Verse 7 describes “in that time” as being the end of the age. Ethiopia and Assyria will b ring their gifts of worship to Jesus.

ISAIAH 19: There will be a national revival in Egypt at the time of Jesus’ Second Coming (19:18-22). The details of Egypt and Assyria serving one another, having economic and political harmony (the highway), Egypt becoming God’s people, Assyria being the work of His hands, and Israel as Jesus’ inheritance, have not yet been fulfilled in history, but will be after the Second Coming.

Isaiah 21: The final fall of Babylon occurs at the end of the age and signifies the fullness of this prophecy. This passage was partially fulfilled during the fall of Babylon in 529 BC, and was a cause for rejoicing because it resulted in the release of the Jewish exiles. The exiles were free to return to the land and rebuild the temple.

Isaiah 24: This describes a universal judgment during the Great Tribulation and Millennial Kingdom. Verse 21 speaks of judgment on the kings of the earth.

Isaiah 25: Isaiah describes the Millennial Kingdom. This includes Jesus’ great feast with His people, God’s deliverance of Israel, and the permanent removal of death by the resurrection of the dead.

Isaiah 26-27: The song of Judah is about God’s faithfulness and includes a reference to the resurrection (26:19). Isaiah 27:12 speaks of an ingathering of the Israelites from Assyria and Egypt at the end of the age.

ISAIAH 28: The fullness of this prophecy will take place when Israel enters into an alliance with the Antichrist, called the covenant of death. The Antichrist will break this covenant, three and a half years before Jesus’ Second Coming, and then Jerusalem will be trampled (v. 18). This may have been partially fulfilled when Israel made a covenant with Egypt in the face of Assyria’s military aggression in the days of Isaiah. Jesus will deliver Israel at His return as seen in Isaiah 28:16-17 (Mt. 21:42; Mk. 12:10; Lk. 20:17; Acts 4:11 Rom. 9:33).

ISAIAH 29: Isaiah prophesies of the judgment and restoration of Israel at the end of the age (vv. 14, 17-24). God will lay siege against Jerusalem causing nations to invade her (Isa. 29:1-7; Joel 3:2; Zeph. 3:8; Zech. 12:2-3; 14:2). This passage was partially fulfilled when Sennacherib’s army was defeated supernaturally (Isa. 39).

ISAIAH 30: Israel’s full rebellion and judgment (v. 6) will be ultimately fulfilled in the End Times just before the Lord restores her (v. 14-26), and judges the Antichrist, who is called the Assyrian (v. 27-33).

Isaiah 31: Israel’s end-time national repentance and deliverance from the Antichrist are depicted. The national repentance of verse 7 did not happen in Isaiah’s day. A partial fulfillment of this occurred in the reforms that Hezekiah established.

ISAIAH 32-33: The defeat of the Assyrian army prophetically describes the period of the Great Tribulation, in which Jesus comes as the King of Israel. Many Jewish cities were burned in the campaign of 701 BC.

ISAIAH 34: God’s end-time judgments against the nations and the destruction of Edom at Jesus’ Second Coming are foretold.

ISAIAH 35: Isaiah describes the healing of the land and the people of Israel in the Millennial Kingdom. While this was partially fulfilled in the return of the exiles from Babylon, the permanence of everlasting joy, and the complete elimination of sorrow envisaged in verse 10 indicates a greater fulfillment. The physiological restoration of verses 5-6 began to be fulfilled in the ministry of Jesus and the apostolic church. Israel will see a full ecological restoration (vv. 1, 2, 7) and deliverance (v. 4) during the time of Jesus’ Second Coming.

ISAIAH 40: All flesh will see the global unveiling of God’s glory and the Second Coming of Jesus. Prophetic messengers will be raised up to prepare the nations for the coming eschatological glory to the earth. This prophecy was partially fulfilled in the forerunner ministry of John the Baptist at Jesus’ first coming. It is clear however, that John was but a partial fulfilment, because in his ministry “all” flesh did not see the glory of the Lord together (v. 5).

ISAIAH 41: Israel will be fully healed and restored at the end of the age. God affirms His election of Israel and assures her that all the nations who oppressed her will be defeated. It is at this time that Jesus will be exalted as God of the whole earth.

ISAIAH 42: God’s justice will fill all the earth at Jesus’ Second Coming in the context of a worldwide worship movement (v. 10-12). This passage was partially fulfilled at Jesus’ first coming (Mt. 12:18-20).

ISAIAH 43: Jesus will fully redeem Israel from among the nations and bring her people back to the land at the end of the age.

ISAIAH 44: The Lord will pour out His Spirit upon Israel at the end of the age. This results in a national revival as Israel is restored spiritually, socially, and environmentally. Jesus will be acknowledged globally as the redeemer of Israel and the King of the whole earth.

Isaiah 47: This prophecy against Babylon was fulfilled in 529 BC (Dan. 5). However, it serves as a prophetic picture of the end-time destruction of Babylon as depicted in Isaiah 13, Jeremiah 50-51 and Revelation 17-18.

Isaiah 48: the Great Tribulation is the context for refining and testing Israel (v. 10) and Jesus will have His inheritance (His glory) at the end of the age. God will restrain His anger so that Israel is not utterly destroyed.

ISAIAH 49: Isaiah describes Jesus’ worldwide leadership in the Millennial Kingdom after He releases the endtime Jewish prisoners to return to Israel. This passage has an initial fulfilment at Jesus’ first coming (2 Cor. 6:2). It will ultimately be fulfilled when God’s salvation reaches the ends of the earth (v. 6).

Isaiah 53: At the end of the age, Israel will make this national confession. Part of this prophecy was fulfilled in the suffering of Christ on the cross (Acts 8:32-37) and in Jesus’ healing ministry (Mt. 8:14-17).

Isaiah 56: The house of prayer in Jerusalem is depicted after the Second Coming. This prophecy was partially fulfilled by the apostolic ministry, seen in the Book of Acts, as many Gentiles came into salvation.

Isaiah 59: Isaiah describes Israel’s rebellion and injustices (vv. 14-15) during history as well as at the end of the age when God’s judgments are fully released (v. 18). At that time, Jesus will war against His enemies when He returns to deliver Zion (vv.17-20) from her sin and her oppressors (Antichrist). God as a Man is the great intercessor who will establish justice among the nations. Isaiah 60: God’s blessing is on Israel in the Millennial Kingdom as many nations bring wealth to her.

Isaiah 61: Jesus restores the nations in the Millennium.

Isaiah 61:1 was partially fulfilled at Jesus’ first coming. Isaiah 62: God will cause Jerusalem to be the spiritual and political capital of the earth. God promises to set intercessors (watchman) in place in the End Times, who will cry out for the fullness of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 63: Jesus will wage war against the kings of the earth at the time of His Second Coming. Jesus will march up through Edom (modern day Jordan) on His way to Jerusalem. John makes reference to this passage in Revelation 19:11-21 by prophesying of Jesus going to war against the kings of the earth.

Isaiah 64: is a prayer for the Second Coming of Jesus as Isaiah sees Jesus coming out of Edom in Isaiah 63. This prayer describes Jesus returning in the sky. This includes the visible opening of the heavenly realm, fire from heaven, and earthquakes. God’s wrath upon His enemies and his tenderness to His covenant people are highlighted in this passage.

Isaiah 65-66: In the Millennial Kingdom and beyond, God’s people have profound joy.