Isa 7:5 Aram, Ephraim, and Remaliah’s son have planned evil against you, saying,
Isa 7:6 ‘Let’s march against Judah, tear it apart, divide it among ourselves, and set up Tabeel’s son as its king.’
Isa 7:7 This is what the Almighty LORD says: It won’t take place; it won’t happen.
Isa 7:8 The capital of Aram is Damascus, and the leader of Damascus is Rezin. Ephraim will be shattered within 65 years so that it will no longer be a nation.
Isa 7:9 The capital of Ephraim is Samaria, and the leader of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If you don’t remain faithful, you won’t remain standing.
Notes: 7:5-6 These two Aram and Ephraim were planning to destroy Judah by breaching the wall around Jerusalem and levelling the city. They wanted to destroy the Davidic Dynasty and put the unknown Prince Tabeel on the Throne of Judah.
Notes on verse 7 : Despite these dire circumstances Isiah Prophesied in the Name of the LORD. ” It shall not stand, it shall not come to pass.”
It is the Lord, Himself who decides to put one down and lift another up. God raises up whoever He wants. How amazing is that?
Notes on Verse 8. For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is only Rezin. Within 65 years Ephriam will be too shattered to be a people.
In Isaiah 17:1 we see that Damascus will be destroyed.
Isa 17:1 This is the divine revelation about Damascus. “Damascus will no longer be a city. It will become a pile of rubble.
Isa 17:2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted. These cities will be used for sheep, which will lie down in them. There will be no one to disturb those sheep.
Isa 17:3 Fortified cities will disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom will disappear from Damascus.
Application: What fantastic foreknowledge God has. Why can’t we see into the future for Australia. Perhaps we are too proud. We are not low enough in our own estimations and seeking God in Prayer and fasting. I would Like someone to Prophesy the results of this election that is coming up in May 2019.
Notes on Verse 9 : If you do not stand firm in your faith you will not stand at all.
Ahaz was greatly alarmed by what he had heard. But here we have Isaiah encouraging him. He told him that if he did not trust in the Promise of God he would not stand at all nor be protected.
You will only be secure and protected if your faith and trust is in the Lord to care for you.