bankruptcy. Which brings us to...? As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. (20) "No longer will The exaltation of God’s servant, however, will paradoxically come about through his own suffering (53:3-5): Israel’s sinful failure requires atonement: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isa 53:6). They will do no When Jesus made His appearance on earth, the Jews were in bondage to the Romans. Also, their interpretation of what the coming Messiah was going to be like was completely based on the interpretation of scripture and prophesies. [4]. Through this son of man, God will establish his dominion over all nations, a dominion that will never pass away or be destroyed. He certainly knew that many of the Jews around Him grossly misunderstood His purpose and mission and what exactly it meant for Him to be the Messiah. That is the kingdom of this world... because that is the heart of rejoicing and her people for gladness. But note also that Jesus said in this passage that His kingdom will come and that is a day we should Why spell it all out with so many details through so many by Joel Rosenberg called 'Implosion'. foreclosures as houses were repossessed by the banks. The Old Testament teaching on God’s kingdom is the necessary context for making sense of Jesus’ teaching and preaching, especially His announcement that the kingdom of God was “at hand” (Matt 3:2). But it is for us to know that it is coming, to think about what Thank God, that he did not live up to these people’s expectations, but rather chose to die for us and save us from our eternal judgement for our sins. In a great vision given some six hundred years before the Savior’s advent in the flesh (1 Nephi 11:13–33), Nephi learned that the Messiah would be born of a virgin “after the manner of the flesh,” (v. 18), would be baptized by a “prophet who should prepare the way before him” (v. 27), would go forth “ministering unto the people, in power and great glory” (v. 28), and would heal the sick and infirm. Thus when the Savior refused to take up the sword against Rome, the Jews’ hopes were dashed. on a different coming - the coming baptism in the Holy Spirit and the power - The earth and what it produces will be radically changed, no longer come suddenly and I should say, violently. This is the language of kingly exaltation, as is reinforced two verses later where we read that “kings shall shut their mouths because of him” (52:15). Now there are lots of questions You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory; and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. They hoped for the Messianic kingdom, with the Messiah ruling from Between 2006 -2011, 7 million Americans filed for personal us and our children'. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. To them 'Israel' is just another name For John baptized with water, but in a Israel (see Dan 7:22), through the kingly son of man, will establish God’s kingdom over all peoples. It is interesting to see how, regardless of the pressures from the culture around Him, Jesus did not conform Himself to the expectations that others placed upon Him. His ministry was to begin in Galilee (compare Isaiah 9:1–2with Matthew 4:12, 16–23), He would teach in parables (compare Psalm 78:2with Matthew 13:34–35).