Daily email Number 398 – from the Vicar

October 4th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our Bible passage today is Isaiah Chapter 11 verses 1 to 9.Here is the last of the passages in the early part of the book pointing ahead to the coming of the Messiah and the dawning of the Messianic age.Jesse is … Continue reading

Daily email Number 397 – from the Vicar

September 30th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our passage today is Isaiah Chapter 10 verses 20 to 34, the beginning of a section where we see the seeds, as I hinted yesterday, of the tide turning as the Lord ends His judgement on His people for their disobedience … Continue reading

Daily email Number 396 – from the Vicar

September 29th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Welcome to Wednesday and I’m back as we look at the next section in the book of Isaiah, Chapter 10 verses 5-19.This is quite a shocking section in that it indicates that the godless aggressive nation of Assyria which conquered many places … Continue reading

Daily email Number 395 – from the Vicar

September 27th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Our passage from the Bible today is Isaiah Chapter 9 verse 8 through to Chapter 10 verse 4.  I have crossed a chapter boundary because there seems to be a continuity and this refrain that appears 4 times, ‘Yet for all this, his anger … Continue reading

Daily email Number 394 – from the Vicar

September 26th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

One more look at yesterday’s passage, Isaiah Chapter 9 verses 1 to 7, because it is so important and so good.And in particular to pause and think about 4 special titles given in v.6, each consisting of two elements, and each implying … Continue reading

Daily email Number 393 – from the Vicar

September 24th, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

As we continue our reading through the prophet Isaiah we come to some of the most well-known words in the whole of the book, Chapter 9 verses 1 to 7, made famous by Handel’s Messiah, hymns and worship songs, and of … Continue reading

Daily email Number 392 – from the Vicar

September 23rd, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Dear All,We continue in our Bible reading today by looking at Isaiah Chapter 8 verses 11-22.In the first section (vs.11-15), the Lord speaks to Isaiah personally and warns him not to fear what others around him might fear, but rather instead … Continue reading

Daily email Number 391 – from the Vicar

September 23rd, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

Dear All,We move on today to Isaiah Chapter 8 verses 1 to 10 as the story continues and the prophecies begin to come to pass.Firstly the Lord tells Isaiah to write down a strange name, ‘Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz’ which means ‘quick to the plunder, … Continue reading

Daily email Number 390 – from the Vicar

September 21st, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We continue our readings from the prophet by looking at Isaiah Chapter 7 verses 10-25.This passage begins with the Lord telling King Ahaz for a sign, which he refuses to do, seemingly for spiritual reasons (vs.10-12).  Much later in the Gospels … Continue reading

Daily email Number 389 – from the Vicar

September 21st, 2021 by COTH Editor Categories: Uncategorized No Responses

We resume our looking at the book of the Prophet Isaiah, and to ease ourselves gently back, a short-ish passage today, Isaiah Chapter 7 verses 1 to 9.There are a lot of names here so firstly some explanations or definitions.God’s people … Continue reading