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OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE v. 1 -2 EVERLASTING COVENANT v. OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE v. 1 -2 EVERLASTING COVENANT v. 3 -5 REPENTANCE & PARDON v. 6 -7 THE WAY OF THE LORD v. 8 -13

READ: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 AN INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE 1 READ: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 AN INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 AN INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 AN INVITATION TO ABUNDANT LIFE 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHO IS THE LORD TALKING TO? WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT DID THE LORD ASK THEM? WHAT DO THEY LABOR FOR?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHO IS THE LORD TALKING TO? WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? READ: PSALMS 42: 2 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? NKJV READ: PSALMS 63: 1 1 O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: ISAIAH 44: 3 3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring; NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 2: 13 13 'For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns — broken cisterns that can hold no water. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: MATTHEW 5: 6 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. NKJV READ: LUKE 6: 21 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: JOHN 4: 13 -14 13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: JOHN 7: 37 -38 37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: 1 PETER 2: 1 -2 1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. WHAT DO THEY THIRST FOR? WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: REVELATION 21: 6 6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. READ: REVELATION 22: 17 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT DO THEY LABOR FOR? READ: JEREMIAH 12: 13 13 They have sown wheat but reaped thorns; They have put themselves to pain but do not profit. But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the LORD. “ NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT DO THEY LABOR FOR? READ: HOSEA 4: 10 10 For they shall eat, but not have enough; They shall commit harlotry, but not increase; Because they have ceased obeying the LORD. NKJV READ: HOSEA 8: 7 7 "They sow the wind, And reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; It shall never produce meal. If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT DO THEY LABOR FOR? READ: MICAH 6: 14 14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied; Hunger shall be in your midst. You may carry some away, but shall not save them; And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword. NKJV READ: HAGGAI 1: 6 6 "You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: PSALMS 22: 26 26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever! NKJV READ: PSALMS 36: 8 8 They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: PSALMS 63: 5 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. READ: PSALMS 65: 11 11 You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: PROVERBS 9: 5 -6 5 "Come, eat of my bread And drink of the wine I have mixed. 6 Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: ECCLESIASTES 6: 1 -2 1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men: 2 A man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor, so that he lacks nothing for himself of all he desires; yet God does not give him power to eat of it, but a foreigner consumes it. This is vanity, and it is an evil affliction. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: ISAIAH 1: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: ISAIAH 1: 19 -20 19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; 20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword"; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken. READ: ISAIAH 30: 23 23 Then He will give the rain for your seed With which you sow the ground, And bread of the increase of the earth; It will be fat and plentiful. In that day your cattle will feed In large pastures. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: JOHN 6: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 1 -2 WHAT WILL THE LORD GIVE THEM? READ: JOHN 6: 32 -35 32 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. " 34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always. " 35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. NKJV

READ: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, READ: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. "

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. “ WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT COVENANT WILL THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS A WITNESS?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHY? READ: PSALMS 78: 1 -3 1 Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3 Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. WHAT COVENANT WILL THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? WHAT COVENANT DID THE LORD MAKE WITH NOAH? READ: GENESIS 9: 16 -17 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. " 17 And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHAT COVENANT DID THE LORD MAKE WITH DAVID? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHAT COVENANT DID THE LORD MAKE WITH DAVID? READ: 2 SAMUEL 7: 15 -16 15 But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever. "'" NKJV READ: 2 SAMUEL 23: 5 5 "Although my house is not so with God, Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant, Ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire; Will He not make it increase? NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHAT COVENANT DID THE LORD MAKE WITH DAVID? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHAT COVENANT DID THE LORD MAKE WITH DAVID? READ: PSALMS 89: 28 -29 28 My mercy I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him. 29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven. NKJV READ: PSALMS 89: 34 -36 34 My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. 35 Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: 36 His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. WHAT COVENANT WILL THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? IS THE COVENANT THE LORD MADE WITH DAVID? READ: PSALMS 89: 3 -4 3 "I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 4 'Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations. '“ NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHAT COVENANT WILL THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? IS QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHAT COVENANT WILL THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? IS THE COVENANT THE LORD MADE WITH DAVID? READ: ISAIAH 42: 6 6 "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles, NKJV READ: ISAIAH 49: 8 8 Thus says the LORD: "In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages; NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. WHAT COVENANT DID THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? READ: JEREMIAH 32: 40 -41 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me. 41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul. ' NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. WHAT COVENANT WILL THE LORD MAKE WITH THEM? IS THE COVENANT THE LORD MADE WITH THEM? READ: EZEKIEL 34: 23 -24 23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them — My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. IS THE COVENANT THE LORD MADE WITH THEM? READ: ACTS 13: 34 34 And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus: 'I will give you the sure mercies of David. ' NKJV READ: ROMANS 6: 4 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. IS THE COVENANT THE LORD MADE WITH THEM? READ: HEBREWS 13: 20 -21 20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS A WITNESS? READ: 2 KINGS 17: 13 13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS COMMANDER? READ: 1 SAMUEL 13: 14 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS A COMMANDER? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 7: 17 -18 17 As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, 18 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, 'You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel. ' NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS COMMANDER? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS COMMANDER? READ: ISAIAH 32: 1 1 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice. NKJV READ: ISAIAH 49: 6 6 Indeed He says, 'It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth. '" NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS COMMANDER? READ: JEREMIAH 30: 9 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them. NKJV READ: EZEKIEL 34: 23 -24 23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them — My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS COMMANDER? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHO DID THE LORD GIVE THEM AS COMMANDER? READ: EZEKIEL 37: 24 -26 24 "David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. 25 Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children's children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever. NKJV READ: HOSEA 3: 5 5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHO DID THE LORD GIVEN THEM AS WITNESS? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 WHO DID THE LORD GIVEN THEM AS WITNESS? READ: ACTS 3: 14 -15 14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. NKJV READ: REVELATION 1: 4 -5 4 Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. “ WHAT NATIONS WILL RUN TO THEM? WHY? READ: ISAIAH 2: 3 3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths. “ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. “ WHAT NATIONS WILL RUN TO THEM? WHY? READ: ZECHARIAH 8: 23 23 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. "'" NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. “ WHAT NATIONS WILL RUN TO THEM? WHY? READ: EPHESIANS 2: 11 -13 11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh — who are called Un-circumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands — 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 3 -5 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. “ HOW HAS THE LORD GLORIFIED THEM? READ: ISAIAH 44: 23 23 Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, And glorified Himself in Israel.

READ: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, READ: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THEM?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ISRAEL? READ: DEUTERONOMY 4: 28 -29 28 And there you will serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. 29 But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID AZARIAH SAY TO ASA? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 15: 1 -2 1 Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. 2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID JOB SAY ABOUT THE LORD? READ: JOB 5: 8 8 "But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause — NKJV READ: JOB 8: 5 -6 5 If you would earnestly seek God And make your supplication to the Almighty, 6 If you were pure and upright, Surely now He would awake for you, And prosper your rightful dwelling place.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID DAVID SAY ABOUT THE LORD? READ: PSALMS 14: 2 2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there any who understand, who seek God. NKJV READ: PSALMS 27: 8 8 When You said, "Seek My face, “ My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO THE PHARISEES? READ: JOHN 7: 33 -34 33 Then Jesus said to them, "I shall be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me. 34 You will seek Me and not find Me, and where I am you cannot come. " NKJV READ: JOHN 8: 21 21 Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID PAUL SAY TO THE ATHENIANS? READ: ACTS 17: 26 -27 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY? READ: PSALMS 50: 15 15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. “ NKJV READ: PSALMS 145: 18 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ISRAEL? READ: JEREMIAH 29: 12 -13 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 33: 3 3 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. ' NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO THE JEWS? READ: JOEL 2: 32 32 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT DID PAUL SAY TO THE JEWS? READ: ROMANS 10: 11 -13 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 7: 14 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: JEREMIAH 26: 2 -3 2 "Thus says the LORD: 'Stand in the court of the LORD‘S house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD‘S house, all the words that I command you to speak to them. Do not diminish a word. 3 Perhaps everyone will listen and turn from his evil way, that I may relent concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring on them because of the evil of their doings. ' NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: EZEKIEL 18: 27 -28 27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. 28 Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? READ: EZEKIEL 18: 30 -32 30 "Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, " says the Lord GOD. "Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies, " says the Lord GOD. "Therefore turn and live!"

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THEM? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 30: 9 9 For if you return to the LORD, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him. “ NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THEM? READ: PSALMS 34: 8 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! NKJV READ: PSALMS 130: 7 -8 7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption. 8 And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 6 -7 WHAT DOES THE LORD WANT THEM TO DO? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THEM? READ: ISAIAH 1: 18 18 "Come now, and let us reason together, “ Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. NKJV READ: ISAIAH 40: 2 2 "Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the LORD‘S hand Double for all her sins. " NKJV

READ: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 READ: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? GOD IS NOT MAN! READ: NUMBERS 23: 19 19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? READ: JOB 11: 7 -9 7 "Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? 8 They are higher than heaven — what can you do? Deeper than Sheol — what can you know? 9 Their measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? READ: ISAIAH 40: 13 -14 13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has taught Him? 14 With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, And taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, And showed Him the way of understanding? NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? READ: MICAH 4: 11 -12 11 Now also many nations have gathered against you, Who say, "Let her be defiled, And let our eye look upon Zion. " 12 But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, Nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, " says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? READ: PSALMS 103: 11 -12 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 9 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? READ: PSALMS 57: 10 -11 10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth. NKJV READ: PSALMS 89: 2 2 For I have said, "Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 8 -9 WHAT DID THE LORD SAY CONCERNING HIS THOUGHTS AND HIS WAYS? WHAT SHOULD OUR THOUGHTS BE? READ: PHILIPPIANS 4: 8 -9 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. NKJV

READ: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 READ: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHERE DOES THE RAIN AND SNOW COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? WHY DOES THE LORD WITHHOLD THE RAIN ? WHERE DOES THE WORD OF THE LORD COME FROM? WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? WHAT WILL THE LORD’S WORD BRING FORTH?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, WHERE DID THE RAIN COME FROM? WHY DID THE LORD DO THIS? READ: GENESIS 7: 11 -12 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, WHERE DID THE RAIN COME FROM? WHY DID THE LORD DO THIS? READ: DEUTERONOMY 11: 10 -12 10 For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; 11 but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, 12 a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? IS THIS CONDITIONAL? READ: LEVITICUS 26: 3 -5 3 If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, 4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? IS THIS CONDITIONAL? READ: PSALMS 67: 5 -7 5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 6 Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. 7 God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? IS THIS CONDITIONAL? READ: ISAIAH 30: 23 23 Then He will give the rain for your seed With which you sow the ground, And bread of the increase of the earth; It will be fat and plentiful. In that day your cattle will feed In large pastures. NKJV READ: ISAIAH 44: 3 3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring; NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? IS THIS CONDITIONAL? READ: JOEL 2: 23 -24 23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you — The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. 24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. NKJV READ: ZECHARIAH 10: 1 1 Ask the LORD for rain In the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? WHY DOES THE LORD WITHHOLD HIS RAIN? READ: ISAIAH 5: 6 6 I will lay it waste; It shall not be pruned or dug, But there shall come up briers and thorns. I will also command the clouds That they rain no rain on it. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? WHY DOES THE LORD WITHHOLD HIS RAIN? READ: JEREMIAH 3: 3 3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no latter rain. You have had a harlot's forehead; You refuse to be ashamed. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 5: 24 24 They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT IF THE QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT IF THE LORD WITHHOLDS HIS RAIN? READ: JEREMIAH 14: 4 -6 4 Because the ground is parched, For there was no rain in the land, The plowmen were ashamed; They covered their heads. 5 Yes, the deer also gave birth in the field, But left because there was no grass. 6 And the wild donkeys stood in the desolate heights; They sniffed at the wind like jackals; Their eyes failed because there was no grass. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT IF THE QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT IF THE LORD WITHHOLDS HIS RAIN? READ: AMOS 4: 7 -8 7 "I also withheld rain from you, When there were still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, And where it did not rain the part withered. 8 So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water, But they were not satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me, “ Says the LORD. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, WHERE DOES THE RAIN COME FROM? WHAT WILL THE RAIN BRING FORTH? IS THIS CONDITIONAL? READ: 2 CORINTHIANS 9: 10 -11 10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? READ: JOHN 1: 1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. NKJV READ: MATTHEW 5: 18 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? WHAT WILL THE LORD’S WORD BRING FORTH? READ: DEUTERONOMY 32: 1 -2 1 "Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? WHAT WILL THE LORD’S WORD BRING FORTH? READ: JOB 29: 23 23 They waited for me as for the rain, And they opened their mouth wide as for the spring rain. NKJV READ: PSALMS 72: 6 6 He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? WHAT WILL THE LORD’S WORD BRING FORTH? READ: ISAIAH 40: 8 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. " NKJV READ: ISAIAH 45: 23 23 I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? WHAT WILL THE LORD’S WORD BRING FORTH? READ: EZEKIEL 12: 25 25 For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it, " says the Lord GOD. '" NKJV READ: HOSEA 6: 3 3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 10 -11 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE LORD? WHAT WILL THE LORD’S WORD BRING FORTH? READ: HEBREWS 4: 12 -13 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. NKJV

READ: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 READ: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV HOW WILL THE REMNANT GO OUT? WHAT WILL THE MOUNTAINS, HILLS & TREES DO? WHAT WILL REPLACE OF THE THORN & BRIAR? WHY?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. HOW WILL THE REMNANT GO OUT? READ: PSALMS 47: 1 -2 1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! 2 For the LORD Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. NKJV READ: ISAIAH 35: 10 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. HOW WILL THE REMNANT GO OUT? READ: ISAIAH 52: 12 12 For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. HOW WILL THE REMNANT GO OUT? READ: ISAIAH 54: 10 10 For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed, “ Says the LORD, who has mercy on you. NKJV READ: ISAIAH 54: 13 13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. HOW WILL THE REMNANT GO OUT? READ: MICAH 2: 12 -13 12 "I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. 13 The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. WHAT WILL THE MOUNTAINS, HILLS & TREES DO? WHY? READ: 1 CHRONICLES 16: 33 33 Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the LORD, For He is coming to judge the earth. NKJV READ: PSALMS 98: 8 -9 8 Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the LORD, 9 For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. WHAT WILL THE MOUNTAINS, HILLS & TREES DO? WHY? READ: ISAIAH 35: 1 -2 1 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; 2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, The excellency of our God. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. WHAT WILL THE MOUNTAINS, HILLS & TREES DO? WHY? READ: ISAIAH 44: 23 23 Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, And glorified Himself in Israel.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY ARE THERE THORNS & BRIARS? WHAT WILL REPLACE OF THE THORN & BRIAR? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CYPRESS & THE MYRTLE?

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY ARE THERE THORNS & BRIARS? READ: NUMBERS 33: 55 55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY ARE THERE THORNS & BRIARS? READ: ISAIAH 5: 6 6 I will lay it waste; It shall not be pruned or dug, But there shall come up briers and thorns. I will also command the clouds That they rain no rain on it. " NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY ARE THERE THORNS & BRIARS? WHO WILL COME? EGYPTIANS & ASSYRIANS? READ: ISAIAH 7: 18 -19 18 And it shall come to pass in that day That the LORD will whistle for the fly That is in the farthest part of the rivers of Egypt, And for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19 They will come, and all of them will rest In the desolate valleys and in the clefts of the rocks, And on all thorns and in all pastures. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY ARE THERE THORNS & BRIARS? READ: ISAIAH 7: 23 -24 23 It shall happen in that day, That wherever there could be a thousand vines Worth a thousand shekels of silver, It will be for briers and thorns. 24 With arrows and bows men will come there, Because all the land will become briers and thorns. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CYPRESS & THE MYRTLE? WHO DESTROYED THE TREES? SENNACHERIB? READ: ISAIAH 37: 24 24 By your servants you have reproached the Lord, And said, 'By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, To the limits of Lebanon; I will cut down its tall cedars And its choice cypress trees; I will enter its farthest height, To its fruitful forest. NKJV READ: ZECHARIAH 11: 2 2 Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the mighty trees are ruined. Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the thick forest has come down. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHAT WILL REPLACE OF THE THORN & BRIAR? CYPRESS & MYRTLE? READ: ISAIAH 14: 8 8 Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, 'Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us. ' NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHAT WILL REPLACE OF THE THORN & BRIAR? CYPRESS & MYRTLE? READ: ISAIAH 41: 19 -20 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, The myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine And the box tree together, 20 That they may see and know, And consider and understand together, That the hand of the LORD has done this, And the Holy One of Israel has created it.

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY WILL THE LORD DO THIS? READ: ISAIAH 35: 1 -2 1 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; 2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, The excellency of our God. NKJV

QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 55: 12 -13 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. " NKJV WHY WILL THE LORD DO THIS? READ: JEREMIAH 32: 20 20 You have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, to this day, and in Israel and among other men; and You have made Yourself a name, as it is this day. READ: JEREMIAH 33: 9 9 Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it. ' NKJV