[Yeshayah 11 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)]

1 And there shall come forth a rod [Khoter (Branch)] out of the stem of [Geza (Stem, Stump, Stock) ] Jesse [Yishai], and a Branch [Netzer] shall grow out [bear fruit] of his roots:

Portrait of the King Messiah, Ail with us, who will rejuvenate the earth. 

A towering cedar had been cut down (Is. 10,34), but here is a tender Branch (Zech.3.8, 6.12) or shoot, Hb.netsar = separate (Nazereth) springing forth out of the stem (line) of Jesse, becoming a fruitful bough (Ephratah) (Mic.5.2). 

Here are hidden refs to both Nazaereth and Bethlehem, associated with he who would be ruler of Israel or the Christ, the spiritual Nazarite (Hb. Nazir) or unpruned vine, separate from his brethren, a Samson and a Joseph, cut off (Ezk.17.22,23), but then to flourish as the boughs of a great cedar bearing much fruit, and providing sanctuary and succour for every creature under heaven, the Israelitish flocks of the Age to Come. *

2 And the spirit [Ruach (Hakodesh)] of Yahweh shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom [Ruach of Chochmah] and understanding [Binah], the spirit of counsel [Ruach of Etzah] and might [Gevurah], the spirit of knowledge [Ruach of Da'as] and of the fear [Yir'at] of Yahweh;

"The Spirit of Yahweh rested upon him" after his anointing. He was filled with the Effluence. By effluence we mean that which flows from, or out of The substance of the Eternal Father. We use it in the sense of the phrase Spirit of the Eternal Substance, and covered with it as with a halo of power, so that he was hidden, covered, or protected from the machinations of evil doers, and from evil influences, which could not harm him until the protecting effluence was withdrawn. This resting upon, indwelling and covering, was the sealing and anointing of the Father, foretold in Dan. 9:24 --

"Sealing the vision and prophet, and anointing the Holy One of the holy ones." And John the Baptist bears record of this saying:

"I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode (or rested) upon him."

The Spirit Dove was the seal or mark of the Father; the form or shape assumed by the Divine Effluence in the anointing of Jesus. John saw this Spirit Dove, and so did all the surrounding multitude; for Jesus said to them:

"Have ye not at any time heard the Father's voice, or have ye not seen His form? Or have ye not his declaration abiding in you; that him whom he hath sent, to this one ye should not give credit"?

In these inquiries, he referred to what was well-known to all who attended John's proclamation. The Father's symbol was the Dove, and "the voice," the declaration, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." They had seen and heard this, the sealing and acknowledging the prophet the Father bearing witness to the Son -- yet did they not give credit to the doctrine he set forth.

...When we contemplate the Cherub before his sealing and anointing, we see only the Son of Mary "the Seed of the Woman," in the words of Moses; and Son of God, in the same sense that Adam was. The New Testament writers give us very little information concerning Jesus during thirty years of his sojourn in the covenanted land. All we learn concerning him after his return from Egypt is, that he dwelt in Nazareth, and was subject to Mary and Joseph; and worked at the trade of his mother's husband.

He knew his real paternity was not of Joseph: he never went to school; yet was he wiser than those who assumed to be his teachers, being filled with wisdom, the grace of God being upon him; and was the beloved of all who knew him (Matt. 1:23; Luke 2:40, 46-52; Mark 6:3; John 8: 15; Psalm 119:97-104).

He was clearly in an intellectual and moral condition parallel with Adam's before he transgressed. The "grace of God" was upon Adam, and imparted to him much wisdom and knowledge; but still left him free to obey the impulses of his flesh if he preferred it, rather than the Divine Law.

Phanerosis - The Anointed Cherub.

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear [And His delight shall be in the Yir'at] of Yahweh: and He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

 The spirit of Yahweh shall rest upon him. God's tabernlacle, dwelling place, the Shekinah glory (CoI.2.9). Divinely begotten and taught of his Father Isa. 54.13, Is.50.4,5), yet not baptised with the Spirit until his baptism at the age of 30 (Jhn.1.33), when he was publicly set forth as Yahweh's Beloved (David), the Holy One of God.

This anointing or baptism of the Spirit, conferred upon him all the seven special intellectual and moral powers listed by the prophet: wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and the fear of Yahweh, as well as quick understanding (Mtt.5-7.Mk 12).

All these attributes were necessary to fulfil the Lord's unique role as Saviour and Redeemer of mankind, opening the way of salvation to all flesh (Rom.,3.25). The Lord never judged by the sight of his eyes, the hearing of the ears. ie. not by the natural faculties or senses or propensities. but always by the Spirit, or Spirit Word, "I and my Father are one." *

But this was only partially accomplished at the epoch of the anointing. The judging of the poor, the contending with equity, the smiting of the earth, or nations, and the slaying of the wicked, are events hereafter to be developed in the day of the power of the Son of Man. The testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, abundantly illustrate the former, or inceptive part of Isaiah's prophecy which, in its fulfilment, became the earnest of the certain and literal accomplishment of the rest.

Phanerosis - The Anointed Cherub.

4 But with righteousness[tzedek] shall he judge the poor [needy], and reprove with equity [mishor] for the meek of the earth [anvei eretz]: and he shall smite [strike] the earth with the rod of his mouth [shevet], and with the breath [Ruach] of His lips shall he slay the wicked [reshah].

With righteousness shall he judge

The events of this celebrated year are a memento to the world, that confusion is the lot of those who put their trust in princes, and place their confidence in an arm of flesh. Its wisdom is folly, and its power weakness before God, who withers up all its glory if He but breathe upon it (Isa. 11:4).

The combined power of the governments is insufficient for the preservation of "order" for a single day. It is true they grasp the sword and command the thunderbolts of war, but their use of them is controlled by the will of God. He has decreed the persistence of "the powers that be," and of the "order" which they represent for 1 ,260 years, so that they cannot be abolished either by the suicidal stupidity and folly of the "collective wisdoms'' of the governments, or by the socialist excesses of the million.

Man wills, and Yahweh wills; and the antagonism of these two wills it is which shapes the course of things to their divinely appointed end. The will of man universal is the result of conflicts between the individuals of his race.

Were human factions left to work out their own ends uncontrolled by the divine will, the world would be filled with violence by their wickedness, and the righteous would perish from the earth. This came to pass before the Flood, and would happen again if mankind were abandoned of God; for human nature is the same in all ages of the world.

That things, then, are not now as in the days of Noah, is proof positive that God is at work among the nations. ... Nothing prolonged the ascendancy of superstition and tyranny, as at present constituted, but the restraint imposed by Him.

His purpose is not to substitute the anarchy of wild beasts for the prevailing "order ," however odious and outrageous of human rights; but, "in the fulness of the times appointed," (Eph. 1: 1 0) to subject the Democracy and its oppressors to a New Order of things, in which righteousness shall reign.

Elpis Israel - Preface to 1st ed

5 And righteousness [tzedek] shall be the girdle [ezor (belt)] of His loins, and faithfulness [emunah] the girdle of his reins [ezor of His waist].

His future manifestation as God of mercy and judgment, Melchizadek. King of righteousness and Truth, equity and yet the great Judge who will punish his enemies for all their blasphemies, crimes and wickedness (Pslm.79: 6,I0, PsIm.139.19-22). He will pour out his wrath, humble down the lofty looks of man and slay the Wicked One (2 Thess.2:8; Rev.l7.14: Rev. I8: 19). Righteousness and faithfulness are his. *

6 The wolf [ze'ev] also shall dwell with the lamb [keves], and the leopard [ namer] shall lie down with the kid [ gedi (young goat)]; and the calf [egel] and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child [ na'ar ] shall lead them.

Paradise Restored

—The idea that the wild beasts of the forest will finally lose all their ferocity in the millennial age is based upon a number of considerations, beginning first of all with the express statement upon the matter contained in the prophecy of Isaiah (11:6–9; 65:25); next to that, the "restitution of all things," paradise included, suggests that there will be a return to the domestic condition that evidently belonged to the Adamic period, wherein it was given to the first man to have dominion over all the beasts of the field (Gen. 1.; Ps. 8.), and which also at first received from his mouth the names by which they afterwards came to be known; for they were all conducted into his presence for this very purpose (Gen. 3:19), which of itself suggests a domesticated character, for which many of them are not now distinguished.

The change involved with regard to their eating is no obstacle when we consider that one of the Edenic animals was even endowed with speech; and that at a subsequent period God empowered even a dumb ass to speak, and following the occasion that called it forth, presumably to return to its own native conditions again.

Besides, since man with his granivorous teeth has become a flesh-eating creature, what is there to hinder a carnivorous beast becoming a granivorous beast? All things are possible with God.

The idea that the tamed wild beasts of Isaiah's prophecy are only emblematic of nations once estranged, and nations once symbolized by these animals now being at peace, is an interpretation as unnecessary as it is untenable.

The fitness of things, and the character and world-wide range of the millennial institution, require just such a corresponding change in the animal creation; hence it is said, that God will then make a covenant with the beasts of the field (Hos. 2:18), and the evil beasts shall cease out of the land, and Israel shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods (Ezek. 34:25).

The Christadelphian, Dec 1888

6 The wolf [ze'ev] also shall dwell with the lamb [keves], and the leopard [ namer] shall lie down with the kid [ gedi (young goat)]; and the calf [egel] and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child [ na'ar ] shall lead them.

7 And the cow [parah] and the bear [dov] shall feed [together]; their young ones [yeladim ]shall lie down together: and the lion [aryeh] shall eat straw [teven] like the ox.

8 And the sucking child [yonek] shall play on the hole of the asp [cobra], and the weaned child shall put his hand [yad] on the cockatrice' den [in the viper's me'urah (hole)].

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain {My Har Kodesh]: for the earth [ha'aretz] shall be full of the knowledge [ da'as] of Yahweh, as the waters [mayim] cover the sea.

His glorious Kingdom. This is a wonderful picture of the wild beasts, symbolic of the nations subdued: wolves, bears, leopards, lions (Dan.7). Ferocious savage beasts, as the nations are depicted, here tranquilised by divine power. No doubt this amazing scene of helpless little lambs, tender calves and cows feeding quietly with these savage carnivores will be literally seen in the Holy Mountain.

"They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my Holy Mountain."

The final picture seen by the prophet is the earth full of the Knowledge of Yahweh as all the expanse of the wide waters in the vast oceans. What a contrast to the seething miry angry, turbulent waters of today. Then become a sea of glass (Rev. 15). Thus the curse is lifted through the Milleniel Age (Rev.22.3) sorrow and sighing flee away. *

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

"In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel."

"Thou shalt weep no more: the Lord shall be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry... in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of His people and healeth the stroke of their wound."

"Your soul shall be as a watered garden: thou shalt not sorrow any more at all."

"Ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."

"For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul."

These are the great and precious promises - the "fat things full of marrow" - which the Spirit of God invites men to partake of instead of the empty notions and enterprises that men create for themselves. The question will press to the very last:

"Wherefore do ye spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye that which is good and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live."

Be it ours, brethren and sisters, to respond to this reasonable and loving challenge, and to be found among those who at the last shall enter into the rest that remaineth for the people of God.

Seasons 2.92

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yahweh shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

"The heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it." (Isa 19)

But why? Because "Yahweh shall smite Egypt," to "recover the remnant of his people from Egypt" (Isa. xi. 11). In this process, "Yahweh will beat off from the channel of the river (Euphrates) unto the stream of Egypt" (the Nile); and thereby subdue the whole south of the grant to Abraham "from sea to sea," from the Mediterranean to the gulf of Persia.

When the south is thus freed from the domination of "the House of Esau" (Obad. 18-21), the healing of Egypt will commence.

"Yahweh shall smite Egypt and heal it; and they shall return to Yahweh, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them.

This healing will be curative of all the population, Gentile and Jewish, that survives the heart-melting judgments of the crisis. Egypt will no longer be proverbial for its darkness that may be felt: for in the day of the Rainbowed Angel,

"shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear (allegiance) to YAHWEH Tz'vaoth, (to 'him who shall be hosts'): one shall be called, The City of Destruction. In that day there shall be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Yahweh. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto YAHWEH Tz'vaoth in the land of Egypt."

And this is the reason of the destruction which gives name to one of the five cities;

"for they shall cry unto Yahweh because of the oppressors,"

as they did in the days of Moses;

"and he shall send them a Saviour, even a great one (the Rainbowed Angel) and he shall deliver them. And Yahweh shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know Yahweh in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation: yea, they shall vow a vow to Yahweh, and perform it ... and they shall return even to Yahweh; and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them

(Isa. xix. 18-22).

Eureka 10.6.

The reconciliation of the Jewish nation

12 And he shall set [raise] up an ensign [nes - a banner] [the preadventual and partial restoration of the Jews] for the nations [Goyim], and shall assemble the outcasts of [Yisroel], and gather together the dispersed of [Yehudah] from the four corners of the earth [ha'aretz].

The ensign being planted on the mountains of Israel by Britain, the Lord will cause the Assyrian Autocrat to "blow a trumpet," summoning the hosts of his nations to war; for he has: said,

"I will bring thee, O Gogue, against my land." They will "ascend and come like a storm from the north parts, and be like a cloud to cover the land" (Ezek. 38:9,15); but "they shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth; and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them,"

for their carcasses will lie exposed for "seven months" upon the field (Ezek. 39:14). Then shall "the present" be brought in full of all the tribes of Israel not previously assembled by

"the land shadowing with wings."

But from the subjugation of the Jews for a short time after they have been colonized, the protection of the shadowing-power would seem to have been inefficient. So it will be as far as the mountainous parts of the land are concerned; but, then, it is testified by Daniel, that

"Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon, shall escape out of the hand of the king of the north."

These countries will be a place of refuge for those who fly from the face of the spoiler, as Turkey has recently been for the Hungarians, who, have fled from the same power.

The Lion-power of Tarshish being in military occupation of the countries that escape, is enabled to continue their protection efficiently. Hence, the prophet addresses it, saying,

"Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadows as the night in the midst of the noon-day; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the Spoiler."

The context shows that this has reference to a future time; for, having shadowed them from the spoiler, who, during their coverture in Moab, has met with his overthrow at the hand of Michael, the great Prince of Israel, -- the prophet goes on to announce the good , saying,

"The extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land (Isa 16:4).

This cannot be said of any period of Jewish history since the prophecy was delivered; nor can it be said of the land in its present state, for the extortioner and oppressor still keeps it in subjection. But what follows shows conclusively, that the time referred to is yet future; for, as soon as the deliverance of the land is declared, and the spoiler is no more, the prophet directs the reader's attention to the setting up of the kingdom, as the next event to come to pass, saying in these words,

"In mercy shall the throne be established: and HE shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness" (Isaiah 16:3-5; Jer. 23:5; 33:14-17).

Elpis Israel 3.6.

The dispersed of Yehuda

The greatest calamity for Israel in Old Testament times happened when the Babylonians came down and overthrew the nation and lead them off into captivity.

Were there some surrounding Arab nations that threw in their lot with Nebuchadnezzar when he came down to be hostile to Israel? Yes, were they the main story? No. What was the main story? Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon.

When Rome came down with Titus or Vespasian, were there some surrounding nations that threw in their lot with them to settle some old scores against Israel? Yes, were they the main story? No. What was the main story? Rome (Babylon).

When Gog comes down at the time of the end, might there be some Arab nations associated with Gog in her invasion? Yes! Are they the main story? No! What's the main story? Gog. I think that what these prophecies indicate to us is that there is every likelihood of future Jewish-Arab controversy, but it's not the same as saying that it's the great controversy at the time of the end.

When Gog comes into the Land he is simply part of the Babylonish thing at the time of the end, it's all Babylon (the military part of Babylon, but it's Babylon). So when Babylon comes down, we're told in Zechariah 14, assuming that Zechariah 14 and Joel 3, and Daniel 11 and Ezekiel 38 are all synchronous and simultaneous prophecies Zechariah 14:1,

'half the city will go forth into captivity'

Jewish people will be deported out of the Land. Where from?

'yea, and what have you do with me, O Tyre and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestina, the children of Judah have ye sold unto the Grecians' -Joel 3:6.

I think when Gog comes down and leads forth Jewish people into captivity and says what will we do? the Palestinians will put up their hand and say, 'we've got some pretty good coastline here, would you like to use our ships? and you can ship them off from here!'

Gaza has its own port and Navy - under blockade by Israel since Hamas came to power 2007

The Port of Gaza is a small port near the Rimal district of Gaza City. It is the home port of Palestinian fishing-boats and the base of the Palestinian Naval Police, a branch of the Palestinian National Security Forces. Under the Oslo II Accord, the activities of the Palestinian Naval Police are restricted to 6 nautical miles from the coast. Since 2007, the Port of Gaza has been under an Israeli-imposed naval blockade as part of a blockade of the Gaza Strip, and activities at the port have been restricted to small-scale fishing. Wikipedia

That's what Brother Thomas said that those Jews back in the Land at the time of Christ's return, are prophetically styled Judah; and those Jews still in the world waiting to be regathered are prophetically styled Israel. Judah's back in the Land because God said He'll save the tents of Judah first - that's the Jews back in the Land when Christ comes - but the house of Israel is yet to be regathered, scattered in the four corners of the earth.

'He shall gather the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah' - Isa 11: 12.

Question, 'how come there's dispersed of Judah after Christ has returned as the ensign in Isaiah 11? The answer is, because some of them were sent into captivity when Gog comes down,

'they fly (5774) upon the shoulders of the Palestinians', v14

and I wonder why they might do that, brethren and sisters. Unless it is in reprisal for the fact that these were the ones who sold them into captivity? At the time of the end, 'let's ship them off here!' says Palestina. I think what the bible is saying is that Palestina will be Gog's ally in Jewish deportations at the time of the end.

Notes from a study by Bro Roger Lewis, 2007.

13 The envy [kinah] also of Ephraim [Ephrayim] shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah [Yehudah] shall be cut off: Ephraim [Ephrayim] shall not envy [Yehudah], and [Yehudah] shall not vex [Ephrayim] .

Ephraim and Judah will be united ... defeating their enemies, as a force to be reckoned with (Pslm 91), and they shall be fruitful plant vines (Jer.31:5). *

14 But they shall fly [swoop down] upon the shoulders of the Philistines [Pelishtim] toward the west; they shall spoil [plunder] them of the east together [Jer.12.14] they shall lay their hand [ yad] upon Edom and [Moav]; and the children [Bnei] of Ammon shall obey them.

When Israel returns - at the time of the ensign - they can only fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west, if there is a Palestina to the west to fly upon it.

A revival of Palestina [notes on Psa 83] on her ancient territory is very likely at the time of the end. In fact, one of the interesting things about the Oslo Peace Accords is that it nominated Gaza as the provisional capital for any proposed Palestinian state that might emerge! Gaza! That's one of the very names of the five cities of the lords of the Philistines, and where is modern Palestina? right smack where it used to be under the same name, the Gaza Strip, one of the cities of the 5 lords of the Philistines.

The spirit of the latter day Palestina is an exact duplicate of the spirit of Palestina in the past. Palestina and that spirit of continuous hatred towards Israel. The Philistines were destroyed by God, because

"they have dealt by revenge and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart to destroy with a perpetual hatred' - Ezekiel 25: 15. 

The AV it says, 'taken vengeance with a despiteful heart to destroy for the old hatred, But the word 'old' is the word 'olam' (5769). It is the perpetual, endless, relentless hatred, and what's interesting about that prophecy in Ezekiel 25 is that it goes on to say,

'I will stretch out my hands upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethim, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast'.

That is the spirit of Hamas today [study from 2007], isn't it?

They dealt by revenge taking vengeance with a despiteful heart to destroy with the old perpetual, relentless hatred, that's Hamas.

Notes from a study by Bro Roger Lewis

15 And Yahweh shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea [leshon Yam Mitzrayim (tongue of the Red Sea)]; and with his mighty wind [ scorching Ruach ] shall He shake his hand over the river [Yad over the Nahar], and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

The Nile delta will be dried up so as to create a way for the returning Jews to the land. It will be smitten in the seven streams by a great wind (Ex.14. 21). *

The Rainbowed Angel being constituted of individuals who are all "like Jesus," who descended to Sinai, and in the days of his flesh even, walked upon the sea; showing thereby that He, and therefore they, are untrammeled by the natural laws: it will be unnecessary and superfluous to divide the sea on their account.

Eureka 10.6.

16 And there shall be an highway [mesillah] for the remnant [she'ar] of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day [Yisroel in the Yom] that he came up out of the land of Egypt [Eretz Mitzrayim].

A highway will link Assyria and Egypt through the land of Israel, so perfect world peace, unbroken for a thousand years (Is.19.23-25, 66.12) will be established *

* The Apocalyptic Messenger, July 2016

Bro Richard Lister

They will now sing the song of Moses, and the song of the Lamb, who will have given them such a mighty deliverance from all their enemies. Being now "the ransomed of the Lord, they shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads." The prophet, "like unto Moses," mightier than Joshua, and "greater than Solomon," will conduct them into the Holy Land; and, having delivered to them the New Covenant, will "settle them after their old estates."

Having "wrought with them for his own name's sake," and by them as his "battle-axe and weapons of war, subdued the nations, and brought them to his holy mountain, he will "accept them there," and "there shall all, the house of Israel, all of them in the land," as one nation and one kingdom under Shiloh "serve the Lord God" (Ezek. 37:21-28; 20:40; 34:22-31).

Elpis Israel 3.6.