En Tois Epouranios #42

By Michael S. Mecikalski

A correction from last article #41 = Isaiah 6:9-10 was not quoted three times in the N.T. but is quoted three times in The Scriptures. The final quote in the Biblical time line being by the apostle Paul in Acts 28:26 & 27 (the end of the “Acts period” being at or very close to A.D. 64).

Read Matthew ch. 13 (the year was 26-27 A.D.) The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is answering the disciples as they ask Him why He is speaking to the multitude (Jews) in parables (verse 10); He gives His answer (verses 11-17) and specifically The Lord states in verse 14 “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias.” (Isaiah 6:9&10). At the end of Matt. 13, verses 57&58, read “And they, (the Jews within their own synagogues; young and old alike – my addition), were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, ‘A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.’ And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Approx. 675 years after the vision of Isaiah and Israel’s rejection of the Father’s will because of their unbelief and lack of knowledge of the Holy Scripture, they now are in the process of rejecting the Witness of The Son of God and their Messiah. The Lord Jesus Christ indicts Israel as a nation with the 2nd quotation of Isaiah 6:9&10 as Matthew 13:14&15 reads “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, ‘By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing , and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.’.

The nation of Israel, particularly its leaders, has now rejected The Will of God the Father & The Witness of The Son.

…to be cont.