Isaiah 13-15/Luke 1-2
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14:12-17 “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world. For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above Gods stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north. I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’ But instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead, down to its lowest depths. Everyone there will stare at you and ask, ‘Can this be the one who shook the earth and the kingdoms of the world? Is this the one who destroyed the world and made it into a wilderness? Is this the king who demolished the worlds greatest cities and had no mercy on his prisoners?'”
2:14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all whom God favors.”
OT Flash Points
My people will no longer be your slaves, Babylon!
It’s payback time!
NT Flash Points
John the Baptist – to prepare the way for Messiah
And the Messiah – Yeshuah is born
God’s light to the world has dawned
Mountaintops are short lived
We live in the valleys where we must live in the light of what was revealed on the mountaintop.
We are challenged and say, “But how can I?… I am…”
But the answer to the challenge, in light of what God has revealed, is, “nothing is impossible with God.”
I know “the Holy Spirit will… because He is…”