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  1. ISAIAH CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE

  2. OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE SENNACHERIB INVADES JERUSALEM V. 1-4 FALL OF SENNACHERIB V. 5-8 HYPOCRISY OF THE JEWS V. 9-16 JEWS REJECTED & GENTILES CALLED V. 17 MESSIAH'S KINGDOM & ISRAEL RESTORED V. 18-24

  3. READ: ISAIAH 29:1-2 WOE TO JERUSALEM 1 "Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add year to year; Let feasts come around. 2 Yet I will distress Ariel; There shall be heaviness and sorrow, And it shall be to Me as Ariel.

  4. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:1-2 WOE TO JERUSALEM 1 "Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add year to year; Let feasts come around. 2 Yet I will distress Ariel; There shall be heaviness and sorrow, And it shall be to Me as Ariel. WHAT IS ARIEL? JERUSALEM? CITY OF DAVID? THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? DISTRESS? HEAVINESS? SORROW?

  5. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:1-2 WOE TO JERUSALEM 1 "Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add year to year; Let feasts come around. 2 Yet I will distress Ariel; There shall be heaviness and sorrow, And it shall be to Me as Ariel. WHAT IS ARIEL? THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH? READ: GENESIS 49:9-10 9 Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion. And as a lion, who shall rouse him? 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah Nor a lawgiver from between his feet Until Shiloh comes. And to Him shall be the obedience of the people. NKJV

  6. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:1-2 WOE TO JERUSALEM 1 "Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add year to year; Let feasts come around. 2 Yet I will distress Ariel; There shall be heaviness and sorrow, And it shall be to Me as Ariel. WHAT IS ARIEL? JERUSALEM? CITY OF DAVID? READ: 2 SAMUEL 5:6-7 6 The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, You shall not come in here. The blind and the lame will repel you, Thinking, David cannot come in here. 7 Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David). NKJV READ: 1 CHRONICLES 11:4-6 4 David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus, where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. 5 The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, You shall not come in here! Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David). NKJV

  7. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:1-2 2 Yet I will distress Ariel; There shall be heaviness and sorrow, And it shall be to Me as Ariel. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? READ: LAMENTATIONS 2:1-5 1 The Lord has covered the daughter of Zion With a cloud in His anger! He cast down from heaven to the earth The beauty of Israel, And did not remember His footstool In the day of His anger. 2 The Lord has swallowed up and has not pitied All the dwelling places of Jacob. He has thrown down in His wrath The strongholds of the daughter of Judah. He has brought them down to the ground. He has profaned the kingdom and its princes. 3 He has cut off in fierce anger Every horn of Israel. He has drawn back His right hand From before the enemy. He has blazed against Jacob like a flaming fire Devouring all around. 4 Standing like an enemy, He has bent His bow. With His right hand, like an adversary, He has slain all who were pleasing to His eye. On the tent of the daughter of Zion, He has poured out His fury like fire. 5 The Lord was like an enemy. He has swallowed up Israel. He has swallowed up all her palaces. He has destroyed her strongholds And has increased mourning and lamentation In the daughter of Judah. NKJV

  8. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:1-2 WOE TO JERUSALEM 1 "Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add year to year; Let feasts come around. 2 Yet I will distress Ariel; There shall be heaviness and sorrow, And it shall be to Me as Ariel. WHAT IS ARIEL? JERUSALEM? CITY OF DAVID? THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? READ: ZECHARIAH 14:2 2 I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem. The city shall be taken, The houses rifled, And the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. NKJV

  9. READ: ISAIAH 29:3-4 WOE TO JERUSALEM 3 I will encamp against you all around, I will lay siege against you with a mound, And I will raise siege works against you. 4 You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust.

  10. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:3-4 WOE TO JERUSALEM 3 I will encamp against you all around, I will lay siege against you with a mound, And I will raise siege works against you. 4 You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHAT IS A SEIGE? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SEIGE? HOW LONG WILL THEY ENCAMP AGAINST THEM? WHAT ARE MEDIUMS? WHY IS THEIR VOICE LIKE A MEDIUM’S VOICE?

  11. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:3-4 WOE TO JERUSALEM 3 I will encamp against you all around, I will lay siege against you with a mound, And I will raise siege works against you. WHO DID THE LORD BRING AGAINST JERUSALEM? NEBUCHADNEZZAR KING OF BABYLON? WHAT IS A SEIGE? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SEIGE? HOW LONG WILL THEY ENCAMP AGAINST THEM? READ: 2 KINGS 25:1-3 1 In the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it. They built a siege wall against it all around. 2 The city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3 By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. NKJV

  12. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:3-4 WOE TO JERUSALEM 3 I will encamp against you all around, I will lay siege against you with a mound, And I will raise siege works against you. WHO DID THE LORD BRING AGAINST JERUSALEM? NEBUCHADNEZZAR KING OF BABYLON? WHAT IS A SEIGE? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SEIGE? HOW LONG WILL THEY ENCAMP AGAINST THEM? READ: JEREMIAH 52:4-6 4 In the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it. They built a siege wall against it all around. 5 The city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 6 By the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. NKJV

  13. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:3-4 WOE TO JERUSALEM 4 You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? BROUGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND? LIKE DUST? WHAT ARE MEDIUMS? WHY IS THEIR VOICE LIKE A MEDIUM’S VOICE?

  14. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:3-4 4 You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? BROUGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND? LIKE DUST? READ: ISAIAH 47:1 1 Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called Tender and delicate. WILL THE LORD RAISE HER UP FROM THE DUST? WHY? READ: ISAIAH 52:1-2 1 Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion. Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean Shall no longer come to you. 2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise. Sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! NKJV

  15. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:3-4 WOE TO JERUSALEM 4 You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust. HOW DO MEDIUMS SPEAK? WHY DO THEY SPEAK FROM THE DUST? WHO SHOULD THEY SEEK? THE LORD? READ: ISAIAH 8:19 19 When they say to you, Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter, Should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? NKJV

  16. READ: ISAIAH 29:5-6 5 "Moreover the multitude of your foes Shall be like fine dust, And the multitude of the terrible ones Like chaff that passes away; Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly. 6 You will be punished by the LORD of hosts With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire.

  17. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 5 "Moreover the multitude of your foes Shall be like fine dust, And the multitude of the terrible ones Like chaff that passes away; Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly. 6 You will be punished by the LORD of hostsWith thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire. WHO ARE THEIR FOES? SENNACHERIB? NEBUCHADNESSAR? WHY DESCRIBE THEM AS DUST & CHAFF? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM? HOW WILL THE LORD PUNISH THEM?

  18. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 5 "Moreover the multitude of your foes Shall be like fine dust, And the multitude of the terrible ones Like chaff that passes away; Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly. WHO ARE THEIR FOES? SENNACHERIB? NEBUCHADNESSAR? WHY DESCRIBE THEM AS DUST & CHAFF? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM? READ: JOB 21:18 18 They are like straw before the wind And like chaff that a storm carries away. NKJV READ: PSALMS 1:4 4 The ungodly are not so But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. NKJV READ: PSALMS 35:5 5 Let them be like chaff before the wind And let the angel of the LORD chase them. NKJV

  19. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 5 "Moreover the multitude of your foes Shall be like fine dust, And the multitude of the terrible ones Like chaff that passes away; Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly. WHO ARE THEIR FOES? SENNACHERIB? NEBUCHADNESSAR? WHY DESCRIBE THEM AS DUST & CHAFF? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM? READ: PSALMS 55:15 15 Let death seize them. Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them. NKJV READ: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:2-4 3 They say, “Peace and safety!” Then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. NKJV

  20. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 6 You will be punished by the LORD of hostsWith thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire. HOW WILL THE LORD PUNISH THEM? THUNDER? EARTHQUAKE? STORMS? TEMPESTS? FLAME OF DEVOURING FIRE? HOW DID THE LORD MANIFEST HIS PRESENCE? WHAT HAPPENED ON MOUNT SINAI? READ: EXODUS 19:16-18 16 It came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain. The sound of the trumpet was very loud. All the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God. And they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace and the whole mountain quaked greatly. NKJV (JUDGES 5:4-5)

  21. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 6 You will be punished by the LORD of hostsWith thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire. HOW WILL THE LORD PUNISH THEM? THUNDER? EARTHQUAKE? STORMS? TEMPESTS? FLAME OF DEVOURING FIRE? HOW DID THE LORD MANIFEST HIS PRESENCE? HOW DID THE LORD DESTROY NADAB & ABIHU? READ: LEVITICUS 10:1-3 1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it put incense on it and offered profane fire before the LORD which He had not commanded them. 2 Fire went out from the LORD and devoured them. And they died before the LORD. 3 Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD spoke, Saying: ‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy. And before all the people I must be glorified.’” So Aaron held his peace. NKJV

  22. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 6 You will be punished by the LORD of hostsWith thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire. HOW WILL THE LORD PUNISH THEM? THUNDER? EARTHQUAKE? STORMS? TEMPESTS? FLAME OF DEVOURING FIRE? HOW DID THE LORD MANIFEST HIS PRESENCE? WHY? READ: PSALMS 18:7-8 7 The earth shook and trembled. The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken Because He was angry. 8 Smoke went up from His nostrils And devouring fire from His mouth. Coals were kindled by it.

  23. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:5-6 6 You will be punished by the LORD of hostsWith thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire. HOW WILL THE LORD PUNISH THEM? THUNDER? EARTHQUAKE? STORMS? TEMPESTS? FLAME OF DEVOURING FIRE? HOW DID THE LORD MANIFEST HIS PRESENCE? WHY? READ: PSALMS 83:13-16 13 O my God, Make them like the whirling dust, Like the chaff before the wind! 14 As the fire burns the woods And as the flame sets the mountains on fire, 15 Pursue them with Your tempest And frighten them with Your storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame That they may seek Your name, O LORD. NKJV

  24. READ: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress, And distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. 8 It shall even be as when a hungry man dreams, And look — he eats; But he awakes, and his soul is still empty; Or as when a thirsty man dreams, And look — he drinks; But he awakes, and indeed he is faint, And his soul still craves: So the multitude of all the nations shall be, Who fight against Mount Zion."

  25. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. 8 It shall even be as when a hungry man dreams, And look — he eats; But he awakes, and his soul is still empty; Or as when a thirsty man dreams, And look — he drinks; But he awakes, and indeed he is faint, And his soul still craves: So the multitude of all the nations shall be, Who fight against Mount Zion." HOW DOES ISAIAH DESCRIBE THE FATE OF THOSE WHO FIGHT AGAINST MOUNT ZION? WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY?

  26. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY? HOW DID THE LORD SPEAK TO JACOB? READ: GENESIS 46:2 2 God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And Jacob said, “Here I am.” NKJV

  27. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY? HOW DID JOB RESPOND TO HIS DREAMS? READ: JOB 4:13-17 13 In disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men, 14 Fear came upon me and trembling, Which made all my bones shake. 15 Then a spirit passed before my face. The hair on my body stood up. 16 It stood still. I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes. There was silence. Then I heard a voice saying: 17 Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker? NKJV

  28. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY? HOW DID JOB RESPOND TO HIS DREAMS? READ: JOB 7:14-16 14 You scare me with dreams And terrify me with visions, 15 So that my soul chooses strangling And death rather than my body. 16 I loathe my life. I would not live forever. Let me alone, For my days are but a breath. NKJV

  29. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY? WHAT DID DANIEL SAY ABOUT NEBUCAHDNEZZAR’S DREAM? READ: DANIEL 2:28 28 There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head upon your bed were these: WHY DID DANIEL’S DREAMS TROUBLE HIM? READ: DANIEL 4:5 5 I saw a dream which made me afraid. And the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. NKJV

  30. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY? WHY DID DANIEL RECORD THIS DREAM? READ: DANIEL 7:1 1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. He wrote down the dream, telling the main facts. HOW DID DANIEL DESCRIBE THIS DREAM? READ: DANIEL 7:7 7 I saw in the night visions. Behold, A fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth. It was devouring, breaking in pieces and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it. It had ten horns.

  31. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT ARE MEN’S DREAMS & VISIONS ABOUT? WHY? WHY DID THIS DREAM TROUBLE DANIEL? READ: DANIEL 7:13-16 13 I was watching in the night visions, Behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days And They brought Him near before Him. 14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom That all peoples, nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away. And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. 15 I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near to one of those who stood by and asked him the truth of all this. He told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: NKJV

  32. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHY WAS DAVID ABLE TO TAKE JERUSALEM? READ: 2 SAMUEL 5:6-7 7 David took the stronghold of Zion - City of David HOW WAS THIS CITY DELIVERED? READ: ECCLESIASTES 9:14-15 14 There was a little city with few men in it. And a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great snares around it. 15 There was found in it a poor wise man and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that same poor man. NKJV

  33. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHY IS THE TRIUMPH OF THE WICKED SHORT? READ: JOB 20:5-9 5 The triumphing of the wicked is short. And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment? 6 Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens And his head reaches to the clouds, 7 Yet He will perish forever like his own refuse. Those who have seen him will say, Where is he? 8 He will fly away like a dream and not be found. Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night. 9 The eye that saw him will see him no more Nor will his place behold him anymore. NKJV

  34. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM? READ: MICAH 4:11-12 11 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

  35. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. HOW DOES ISAIAH DESCRIBE THE FATE OF THOSE WHO FIGHT AGAINST MOUNT ZION? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM? READ: JEREMIAH 30:16-17 16 “All those who devour you shall be devoured. All your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity. Those who plunder you shall become plunder. And All who prey upon you I will make a prey.” 17 “I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,” Says the LORD. “Because They called you an outcast Saying: ‘This is Zion and No one seeks her.’”

  36. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. HOW DOES ISAIAH DESCRIBE THE FATE OF THOSE WHO FIGHT AGAINST MOUNT ZION? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM? READ: ZECHARIAH 12:1-3 1 The burden of the word of the LORD against Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2 “I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples When They lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.” 3 “It shall happen in that day That I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples. All who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, Though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” NKJV

  37. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:7-8 7 The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress and distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. HOW DOES ISAIAH DESCRIBE THE FATE OF THOSE WHO FIGHT AGAINST MOUNT ZION? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE NATIONS THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM? WHY WILL THE LORD SAVE JUDAH & JERUSALEM? READ: ZECHARIAH 12:7-9 7 The LORD will save the tents of Judah first So that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. 8 In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them. 9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. NKJV

  38. READ: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. 10 For the LORD has poured out on you The spirit of deep sleep, And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.

  39. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. 10 For the LORD has poured out on you The spirit of deep sleep, And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers. WHY SHOULD JERUSALEM PAUSE & WONDER? WHEN SHOULD ONE PAUSE AND WONDER? WHAT CAUSED THEM TO BE DRUNK & STAGGER? WHY ARE THEY IN ‘DEEP SLEEP’? WHOSE EYES ARE CLOSED? WHY?

  40. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHEN SHOULD ONE PAUSE AND WONDER? WHAT WAS LOT & HIS FAMILY TOLD NOT DO? READ: GENESIS 19:15-17 15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, Saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here Lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city”. 16 While he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife's hand and the hands of his two daughters, the LORD being merciful to him. And they brought him out and set him outside the city. 17 It came to pass, When they had brought them outside, That he said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, Lest you be destroyed.” NKJV

  41. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHEN SHOULD ONE PAUSE AND WONDER? WHAT WAS JUDAH LINGERING ABOUT? READ: GENESIS 43:8-10 8 Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the lad with me and We will arise and go, That we may live and not die, Both we and you and also our little ones.” 9 “I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.” 10 “If we had not lingered, Surely by now we would have returned this second time.” NKJV

  42. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHEN SHOULD ONE PAUSE AND WONDER? WHAT WAS THE KING WAITING FOR? READ: 2 SAMUEL 15:25-28 25 The king said to Zadok: “Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, He will bring me back and show me both it and His dwelling place.” 26 “If He says thus: ‘I have no delight in you,’ Here I am, Let Him do to me as seems good to Him.” 27 The king said to Zadok the priest, “Are you not a seer? Return to the city in peace and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.” 28 “I will wait in the plains of the wilderness Until word comes from you to inform me.” NKJV

  43. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHEN SHOULD ONE PAUSE AND WONDER? WHAT DID DAVID PAUSE & WONDER ABOUT? HOW DID DAVID RESPOND? READ: PSALMS 119:59-60 59 I thought about my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies. 60 I made haste and did not delayTo keep Your commandments. NKJV

  44. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHEN SHOULD ONE PAUSE AND WONDER? WHO WILL BE ASTONISHED & WONDER? WHY? READ: JEREMIAH 4:9 9 “It shall come to pass in that day,” says the LORD, “That the heart of the king shall perish and the heart of the princes. The priests shall be astonished And the prophets shall wonder.” NKJV

  45. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHO CAUSED THEM TO BE DRUNK & STAGGER? WHY? READ: JEREMIAH 13:12-14 12 You shall speak to them this word: “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: Every bottle shall be filled with wine. And they will say to you, ‘Do we not certainly know that every bottle will be filled with wine?’” 13 Then you shall say to them, “Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land — even the kings who sit on David's throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem — with drunkenness!” 14 “I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together,” Says the LORD. “I will not pity nor spare nor have mercy. But I will destroy them.”

  46. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHO CAUSED THEM TO BE DRUNK & STAGGER? WHY? READ: JEREMIAH 25:27-29 27 You shall say to them, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘Drink, be drunk and vomit! Fall and rise no more Because of the sword which I will send among you.’” 28 It shall be, If they refuse to take the cup from your hand to drink Then you shall say to them, “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘You shall certainly drink!’” 29 ‘Behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called by My name. Should you not be unpunished? You shall not be unpunished. For I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth,” Says the LORD of hosts. NKJV

  47. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? WHY WILL THEY BE ASTONISHED & WONDER? READ: HABAKKUK 1:5-6 5 Look among the nations and watch — Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe Though it were told you. 6 Indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs.

  48. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 10 For the LORD has poured out on you The spirit of deep sleep, And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers. WHOSE EYES WERE CLOSED? WHY DID THE LORD CLOSE ADAMS’S EYES? READ: GENESIS 2:21-22 21 The LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and he slept. He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 The rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman and He brought her to the man. WHY DID THE LORD CLOSE ABRAM’S EYES? READ: GENESIS 15:12-14 12 When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram. Behold, Horror and great darkness fell upon him. 13 The LORD said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. And They will afflict them four hundred years.” 14 “The nation whom they serve I will judge. Afterward They shall come out with great possessions.”

  49. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 29:9-10 THE BLINDNESS OF DISOBEDIENCE 10 For the LORD has poured out on you The spirit of deep sleep, And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers. WHOSE EYES WERE CLOSED? HOW WAS JAEL ABLE TO KILL SISERA? READ: JUDGES 4:21 21 Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent peg and a hammer in her hand, and went softly to Sisera and drove the peg into his temple. And it went down into the ground; For he was fast asleep and weary. So he died. WHY WAS DAVID ABLE TO TAKE SAUL’S SPEAR? READ: 1 SAMUEL 26:12 12 David took the spear and the jug of water by Saul's head. They got away and no man saw or knew it or awoke. For They were all asleep Because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.