THE SCENE shifts from Isaiah’s prophecies of imminent invasion by Assyria to looking ahead to the Medo-Persian conquest of Babylon. At the heart of it all is God’s plan to restore the fortunes of His people, Israel.
We discuss the courtroom setting of these chapters, the divine council implications, and how God uses prophecy to establish the truth of His word.
GOD CAN deliver us in the face of overwhelming odds. We discuss two examples of this from the book of Isaiah this week–the miraculous healing of Hezekiah, marked by the backwards movement of the sundial’s shadow, and the deliverance of Jerusalem from the unstoppable might of the Assyrian army.
We didn’t discuss this, but you might be interested in Chuck Missler’s article “The Long Night of Sennacherib.” Chuck speculates that a near pass-by of the planet Mars might have been responsible for the sun’s regression.