March 4, 2012, “Come to the Waters”
I’m preaching a series of messages entitled “Profiting from the Prophets.” There are 17 books in the Bible (about the last one-third of the OT) that contain the messages of the prophets. Five of those books are designated Major Prophets, and the first of those books is Isaiah. Now hold your place in Isaiah 55 and turn back to Isaiah 1:1 where we are introduced to Isaiah. Read 1:1. Notice that the life and ministry of Isaiah is played out in Judah and Jerusalem. So we’re going to take our special Osprey helicopter on the short ride from the Northern Kingdom where the prophet Jonah was from, and where the prophets Amos and Hosea preached, down to the Southern Kingdom where Isaiah and other prophets will be speaking God’s message at the same time.