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Friday, March 22, 2019

NOTES on ISAIAH 55:1-4 (The cry of Jesus in Isaiah 55. Living Water that Satisfies the Soul)

NOTES on ISAIAH 55:1-4 

(The cry of Jesus in Isaiah 55. 

Living Water that Satisfies the Soul) 

Isaiah 55:1-4 

“[1] Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money ; come ye, buy, and eat ; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

[2] Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread ? and your labor for that which satisfieth not ? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

[3] Incline your ear, and come unto me : hear, and your soul shall live ; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

[4] Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.” [End quote]

Some Notes on the above passage from Isaiah 55 

 ➽ Verse 1 notes. Come to Jesus who gives the water of life freely. There is no price for His gift of the Holy Spirit, Who meets all our needs, both Spiritual and otherwise.

 ➽ Verse 2 notes. Why do people look to things which do not satisfy their souls and spirits? We need to diligently listen to and heed what Abba Father God says in His Word and to our spirits. Let us eat of what God gives us so that we will be filled with God and His goodness. In doing so, we will be satisfied. His goodness is an abundance. Let us delight (take great pleasure) in God’s Spirit, Who is abundant and life-giving. (Note: Fatness is abundance, in the King James Bible.) In John 7:37-39, Jesus said:

[John 7:37-39]

“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive : for the Holy Ghost was not yet given ; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

Jesus also said this in response to the Samaritan woman:

[John 4:10]

“[10] Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink ; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”

So, this is a gift. Abba Father God’s favor, and His Holy Spirit’s life-giving, satisfying Presence, and His blessings to us are not earned. They are a gift received by simply trusting in Jesus. In John 4:13-14, Jesus said this:

“[13] Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again : [14] but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst ; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

➽ Verse 3 notes. Don’t look to people or things for getting your needs met. Come to Jesus and listen to Him and His Word. Your soul shall not be dead but shall be alive, and full, and joyful, and satisfied. God has made an everlasting covenant with all who trust in the Name of Jesus Christ. That is the New Testament covenant. Abba Father God’s mercies are sure, and certain, and trustworthy. (They are new every morning. Great is God’s faithfulness.)

➽ Verse 4 notes. Jesus Christ is the faithful and true witness, and He is our Leader and King and Shepherd. Jesus will guard us, and protect us, and provide for us. (King David typified Jesus.) Psalm 121 speaks of the nature of Abba Father God, who is just like Jesus Christ, our Shepherd.

Psalm 121 says:

“[1] I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. [2] My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. [3] He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : he that keepeth thee will not slumber. [4] Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. [5] The Lord is thy keeper : the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. [6] The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. [7] The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : he shall preserve thy soul. [8] The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.”

(In John 14, Jesus Christ said, in essence, that when people see Him, they have seen Abba Father God manifesting in Jesus. Jesus is the express image of the Father, as Hebrews 1:3 says. Jesus perfectly represents the Father. And Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and God the Father are One God.)

Jesus, in John 14:7, said: “[7] If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also : and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”

Jesus said this in John 14:10: “[10] Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me ? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself : but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”

Abba Father God told me these words (3-22-2019):

“My son, I am with you and I love you very much. I will show you that what I showed you in these verses was based on what I was showing you in John chapter 7, chapter 4, and elsewhere. I am the Living Water. I am the Bread of Life. I am the Water of Life. I give life to those who look to Me. I give joy, and fulfillment, and peace to all who look to Me. Rest in Me, look to Me, and you will do well. And, I love you very much. And, I the LORD your God and Abba Father have spoken.”

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