Isaiah – Chapter 63: God’s Day of Vengeance and Redemption

 

Today we learn about God’s day of vengeance and redemption. This cannot end well. LOL!

“I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.” – Isaiah 63:3

A very angry, jealous god who has no interest in peace and love.

“I trampled the nations in my anger; in my wrath I made them drunk and poured their blood on the ground.” – Isaiah 63:6

God needs his bloodlust satisfied and he does it through the people he supposedly loves.

“I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us—” – Isaiah 63:7

WTF??? This verse on kindness comes immediately after God destroyed many nations. Seriously?

“In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.”- Isaiah 63:9-10

God’s love comes with many conditions attached. That’s not love. That’s abuse.

“Why, Lord, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts so we do not revere you?” – Isaiah 63:17

God does this because he is not interested in helping you. He gets his energy from watching others suffer.

This chapter starts by describing the nations God has destroyed and immediately follows that with how nice God is and they help he will provide the people. SMH. This is an evil god not interested in helping the people.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 64: Untitled

Isaiah – Chapter 62: Zion’s New Name

Let’s jump right into this chapter of Isaiah.

“…you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.” – Isaiah 62:2

New name, same old bullshit.

“You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.” – Isaiah 62:6-7

This is God. What the fuck is taking him so long?

“The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: ‘Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled; but those who harvest it will eat it and praise the Lord, and those who gather the grapes will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.” – Isaiah 62:8-9

Bullshit. God has promised this before and always breaks his promises. See Noah.

In this chapter we are once again led to believe that God is great and that he is now going to protect us. Really? God has said this multiple times and each time the people are eventually harmed when God gets pissy.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 63: God’s Day of Vengeance and Redemption

Isaiah – Chapter 61: The Year of the Lord’s Favor

The year of the Lord’s favor? Sure. Hasn’t happened yet and God’s words always come with long strings attached.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” – Isaiah 61:1

And what good news is that? Will the poor be helped? Will they be saved? Or is it just a false claim that they will suffer in this life but be rewarded in the next life in which there is no evidence even exists?

“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated;” – Isaiah 61:4

Are you fucking serious? Their reward is they have to rebuild the places God destroyed. Is this a sick joke?

“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.” – Isaiah 61:8

BAHAHAHAHAHA! God loves robbery and wrongdoing! The Bible is filled with verses on God taking away the land from others and causing great harm. Job is the perfect example. God killed Job’s family and this is the guy God called the most righteous of all!

What a chapter filled with bullshit. This chapter tells us God is great and he will lift the poor and needy out of poverty. Yet time and time again we see how this isn’t true and there are multiple examples in the Bible of God stealing and committing wrongdoing against others. This is not a god worthy of anyone’s worship.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 62: Zion’s New Name

Isaiah – Chapter 60: The Glory of Zion

Our long, long, long trek through Isaiah continues today.

“See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” – Isaiah 60:2

Or we can all just realize this is the sun rising and setting each day. SMH.

“Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah.” – Isaiah 60:6

The camel apocalypse has arrived! 🙂

“Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion.” – Isaiah 60:10

God admits he lashed out in anger. Lashing out in anger is not the sign of an all-powerful, all-knowing god.

“The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet” – Isaiah 60:14

God once again punishes children who did not commit the deed he is upset at.

“Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.” – Isaiah 60:20

So much to unpack in this verse. First, the sun will set again and the moon will wane. That is known science. Second, the Lord will soon forget you the next time he is angered, so he is not an everlasting light. Third, sorrow will continue because it continues today and will do so again tomorrow. Everything about this verse is wrong. 

“The least of you will become a thousand,  the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord;  in its time I will do this swiftly.” – Isaiah 60:22

Completely wrong. We live in a world where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Those without means continue to suffer. God has lied. Not only is he not swift at all, he’s not even shown himself.

Praise God? Nope. This God says he’ll do a lot of good things for the people and never delivers. Not worthy of anyone’s praise.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 61: The Year of the Lord’s Favor

Isaiah – Chapter 59: Sin, Confession and Redemption

Now that we have fasting out of the way, we can move on to sin, confession and redemption!

“But your iniquities have separated  you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” – Isaiah 59:2

I thought God sees everything, but now he doesn’t see you? 

“Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.” – Isaiah 59:6

But God killing and raping is okay?

“Our offenses are ever with us,   and we acknowledge our iniquities: rebellion and treachery against the Lord,  turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression,   uttering lies our hearts have conceived.” – Isaiah 59:12-13

Should have fasted when God told you to! LOL!

“The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:15

What does God expect when his own justice is not just?

As for me, this is my covenant with them,’ says the Lord. ‘My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,’ says the Lord.” – Isaiah 59:21

Except for all the times God chooses not to hear you and ignore you.

Give me a break. This chapter is all about the people not having just laws and not being just to each other. God is all ‘woe is me’ yet he’s the one who has not led by example. He has shown evil throughout the Bible making it clear he is not a just god. What does he expect when the people follow his steps?

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 60: The Glory of Zion

Isaiah – Chapter 58: True Fasting

It may be a new year, but we are still working through the book of Isaiah. Today we learn all about intentionally not eating food.

“‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,‘and you have not seen it?’” – Isaiah 58:3

A good question because it’s a silly thing for God to command. Show me your love by not eating!

“Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,   and in striking each other with wicked fists.” – Isaiah 58:4

Oh cut people some slack. You know damn well you’d do the same thing if you had the hangries! 🙂

“‘If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight  and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.’ For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” – Isaiah 58:13-14

So basically the Lord is grumpy because the people are not fasting correctly.

Here’s the deal, the requirement to fast on the Sabbath (one day each week) to honor God is a stupid ritual that doesn’t make people any more or any less moral. It actually encourages mistakes as we know that lack of food, water, and sleep result in people making poor decisions. By requiring a fast, God is intentionally making it more likely people will do harm to others.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 59: Sin, Confession and Redemption

Isaiah – Chapter 57: Untitled

More Isaiah today, this time taking a look at Chapter 57.

“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.” – Isaiah 57:1

Seriously? So if God kills you or rapes you, it was to spare you from evil? Give me a fucking break.

“But you—come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!” – Isaiah 57:3

God punishing the children for the actions of the parents. This is an asshole god.

“I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.” – Isaiah 57:12

Read this carefully. God knows there are righteous people out there but because they are not righteous in exactly the way God demands, God is taking away all of the good they did. What a pathetic god.

“I was enraged by their sinful greed; I punished them, and hid my face in anger, yet they kept on in their willful ways.” – Isaiah 57:17

This is not a god of love and peace. This is a god of anger and pettiness.

What did we learn in this chapter? God is a massive asshole. Okay, we didn’t learn that because we already knew that, but this chapter further reinforces the fact that the Bible describes God as one massive asshole.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 58: True Fasting