Agents of Wrath

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These notes accompany the sermon found here.

‌Today’s Text:  Isaiah 10:5-19.‌

Assyria Was an Agent of Wrath

  • The Assyrians were the tool of God, His rod, staff, axe, and saw, to bring his wrath upon Israel.  Isaiah 10:5, 10:15, 10:24, 7:17-20.
  • See 2 Samuel 7:14; Dt. 28:25, 36, 49; Habakkuk 1-3.

Assyria Was anObject of Wrath

  • God would judge Assyria too.
  • See Isaiah 10:27-34; 37:36-38; Jonah 1-4; Nahum 1-3.

A Divine Paradox

Who attacked Judah and laid siege to Jerusalem?

a) The Assyrians

b) The Lord‌

c) Both a and b

A Christian must hold to these two biblical truths.

    • God is absolutely sovereign in all earthly affairs. 1 Samuel 2:6-7; Hebrews 6:17; Psalm 115:3; Daniel 4:25, 4:35; Acts 2:23, 4:28; Ephesians 1:11; Philippians 2:13.‌
    • Every human being (and indeed, nation) is responsible for his actions.   Isaiah 10:7, 12; Ezekiel 18:20-21, Acts 2:38, 17:30.
    • Be Berean and search the scriptures to see if these are true.  Acts 17:11

Encouragements

  • Understand the prophets by knowing how God deals with the nations of the earth.
  • God is just and will repay every evil deed.  He is powerful enough to be able to do it, and loving enough to be motivated to do it.
  • As people with dual-citizenship, believers must engage with earthly authorities as ambassadors for Jesus Christ.
  • Your own sins can be forgiven in Jesus Christ, and your heart changed by that same power that moves the nations to his will.  Repent and trust in Jesus Christ.

 

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