Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. Let them strive with their equals, but who is he that shall come into conflict with the eternal God? 1. Isaiah 45:15. Isaiah 45:1-4. Glory be to God, it will be so in the latter days. The scheduled speaker was unable to make it to the meeting. Isaiah 45 He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. there is none beside me. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Used by Permission. In any case Isaiah had a fairly free entry to the King's court in Jerusalem (Is. The first paragraph concerns Cyrus, and the great work for which God raised him up. For the present we see not this. Long before the period of Cyrus’s birth, this prophecy was written by Isaiah, and surely it must have flashed solemn conviction upon the heart of the king when he came to read words like these, in which his very name was mentioned, and all his exploits and successes, with which he vanquished his enemies, captured their strong places, and cut the gates of brass in pieces. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Isaiah 45:8-9. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". of For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. Proud member "Commentary on Isaiah 45:4". Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. Hence this declaration from God’s servant, the prophet, that there was no prince of darkness who was a god, but that all things were made by the one Most High God. I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain; I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Isaiah 45 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon Shall the clay say to him that fashioned it, What makest thou? He is as true as he is sovereign; therefore, stay yourselves upon him. A snowstorm raged outside. It was to correct the Persian mistake into which Cyrus had fallen of a duplicate deity — one power creating light and another power creating darkness. Salem Media Group. It shall come to pass that the truth shall be universally triumphant, and the one God, who made the heavens and the earth, shall be worshipped both by heaven and by earth, without any discordant note. or thy work, He hath no hands? And I will give thee treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places What had been laid up in private places, and had not seen the light for many years. Isaiah 45:6-7. or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee: in chains shall they come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God. Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, surly God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God. To him there is no future. 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