The Highway of Holiness (Isaiah 35)

The Highway of Holiness (Isaiah 35)

Isaiah 35

I. Transformation of the wilderness (Isaiah 35:1-2)

    A. Contrast with the destruction of Isaiah 34
    B. Nature rejoices with man at repentance

II. Encouragement of the weak (Isaiah 35:3-4)

    A. Encouragement needed (Lk. 22:32; Rom. 15:1-2; Gal. 6:1-2; Acts 14:21-22)
    B. Fulfilled in Christian dispensation (Hebrews 12:12-13)
    C. “Do not be afraid!” (Gen. 15:1; Exo. 14:13; Deut. 20:1-3; Josh. 1:9; etc.)
    D. New Testament encouragement (Phil. 4:6; 2 Tim. 1:7; 2 Thes. 1:6-9)

III. Physical and spiritual healing (Isaiah 35:5-7)

    A. Jesus’ answer to John the Baptizer (Matthew 11:3-5)
    B. Spiritual application (Revelation 22:17)

IV. The Highway of Holiness (Isaiah 35:8-10)

    A. The Way (Matt. 7:13-14; John 14:6; Acts 9:2; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14, 22; 16:17; 18:25-26)
    B. “Fool” is evil (Prov. 1:7; 24:7; 10:8, 10; 14:3; 12:15; 15:5; 20:3; 27:22; 29:9; Isaiah 19:11; Jeremiah 4:22; Hosea 9:7; Micah 2:11)
    C. The redeemed and ransomed (Acts 2:41, 46; 8:8, 39; 16:34)

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