ISAIAH 11
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[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the machinations of evil doers, and from evil influences, which could not harm him until the protecting effluence was withdrawn.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.

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].

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 Yahweh 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.

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 ; for shall be full of the Hashem, as the cover the sea.

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. *



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: they shall lay their hand [ yad]upon Edom and [Moav]; and the children [Bnei] of Ammon shall obey them.

Their evil neighbours will be thrashed ... (Jer.12.14). *


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). *


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

thomas.lister1@btopenworld.com

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.