Prophet Pearls #45 – Va’etchanan (Isaiah 40:1-26)

This week, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson discuss the Prophets portion for Va'etchanan covering Isaiah 40:1-26. ”Nachamu, nachamu, / Comfort, comfort ye my people” begins this portion as well as the theme of Haftarah readings for the next seven weeks. Gordon explains the history and symbolism for these “Haftarot of consolation” and why they are read from Tish’ah b’Av (the ninth of Av) until Rosh Hashanah.  We also learn the remarkable story of Herbert Samuel—whose reading of this portion at the Hurva Synagogue in 1920 was seen as the official pronouncement of the end of the third exile.

Word studies include: “nacham/comfort,” and “ratzah/accepted.” Gordon explains comma placement in translations from Hebrew and Greek that support the classic image of redemption coming from the wilderness. In closing, Johnson prays, “you are God and there is no other’ and asks for the humility to apply the Word to all aspects of life.

"Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God." Isaiah 40:1

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62 thoughts on “Prophet Pearls #45 – Va’etchanan (Isaiah 40:1-26)

  1. Thank you Nehemia for comforting the Jews and the Gentiles before Jehovah sends Yeshua again. Your ministry with Keith Johnson is essential and divine. just like Moses great faith in Yehova ‘pull-out ‘ the Israelites from Egypt. Just like Yeshua’s great faith saves many Jews and Gentiles believers from their sin/guilt. Nehemiah’ s great faith and revelations is making a straight highway throu the desert for our father Yehovah. Your ministry from the heart of Isreal (basement) is comforting many Jews and Gentiles, as we wait for the messiah. Thank you Nehemiah. Yehovah is with you us.


  2. Last night (beginning of Shabbat) I was asking YHVH to show me any unrepentant sin. Then I heard this message. I have been sharing publicly for about 6 years, crying aloud to the people of God. I do this mainly with memes that I create containing scripture and then provide commentary. One of the main subject matters I use is Jim Caviezel’s still shots from Passion of the Christ. However, YHVH spoke to me this morning in Deuteronomy 4.
    While I believe that YHVH did appear as a physical shape in the form of a man several times throughout the Tanak, I’m thinking that He still does not want this manifestation of a form of a man used to represent Him. I will take down my memes and not use them any more.
    Thanks guys.

    • But now I’m wondering if we use a picture of Mt. Sinai with the fire, is that still making an image of YHVH (the fire being the image)?

      • Clearing away the spider webs (memes, pictures, images, etc.) takes little effort. The difficult endeavor is eliminating the spider (worshipping a man as God).

  3. Thank you for such an interesting study, my comment on idolatry is as followed

    It all started with Yehovah taking Abraham out of Idolatry and ended with the ” seed ” of Abraham accomplishing it.

  4. Thank you for the clarity on the history of the early days of the rebirth of Israel. Such beauty in your tears, as in the tears of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda.

  5. I keep waiting for Keith (and other Christian listeners) to comprehend that the Jesus as messiah and/or son of God story is an ancient Roman fabrication created to form a new religion directing worship to a man rather than God. It is an extension of the pagan worship adopted by the Northern Kingdom and the very reason that they, the Ten Tribes, were early on removed from the Land. Nehemiah is too polite to point that out to Keith because the two of them have made a pact, neither tries to convert the other.

    The other “great” world religion competing with True Worship, or Leviticism, is Islam, created by the warlord Mohammad for personal gain and gratification. It was a big success, since there is intense jealousy of God’s favor being bestowed on the Whole House of Israel, Jacob’s descendants, and those who align with them, excluding Esau’s progeny and everyone else. Big difference is that Islam is at war with both Leviticism and Christianity and directs Muslims to kill everyone else.

    If Christians, however, who keep most but not all of the Commandments, would only remove the pagan aspects of their religion (human sacrifice, vicarious atonement, Sunday worship, Easter, Christmas, etc.), they would find that they are practicing True Worship aka Leviticism aka Judaism, and that they are very likely the Ten Lost Tribes, the major part of the Whole House of Israel. See the parable of the prodigal son, attributed to the Jewish prophet Yeshua/Jesus in the Christian New Testament. What will it take? I pray Ha Moshiach come in my day.

  6. Tour guides who’d teach Jesus gave permission to make a statue of him – should be Fired! Should not make pictures of Jesus, as DT tells and also, no one knows what he looked like, so whatever picture you make is actually gossip, rumor and can lead many down a wrong path.

  7. Wow, wonderful study in Yeshayahu! I am singing the verses as they were put to music in Handel’s Messiah. “Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem and cry unto her that her warfare is accomplished. That her iniquity is pardoned.”
    Two thoughts I had were that in the New Covenant Scriptures there is a woman who flees into the wilderness for 1,260 days where she has a place prepared for her by Elohim (Revelation 12) which must be Israel. Could this, like Yochanan the Immerser, be one who cries out “prepare the way of the LORD in the wilderness”? Also, did Yeshua refer to this when he said that those in Judea should flee to the mountains when they see the abomination of desolation?
    A second point I’d like to make is that in e-sword the Strong’s concordance shows that the word for “announcer of good news” is basar (H1319), not mevaseret. I checked my Hebrew-English Phonetic Bible from Hebrew World, and there is mevaseret clear as day! Just thought this is an important thing to note if there’s anybody using e-sword, or Strong’s. I hadn’t realized how much Hebrew we miss out on by using Strong’s, and completely different root words!
    On the other hand basar is given as being a primary root: to be fresh, i.e. full, (rosy, cheerful); to announce (glad news). And the meanings supplied are the following: messenger, preach, publish, show forth, (bear, bring, carry, preach, good, tell good) tidings. So I guess the meaning is similar.
    Todah Nehemia and Keith for the beautiful teachings you share with us! Praise YHVH! Now on to Torah Pearls…

  8. I love these broadcasts! I love the history lessons, the trivia, the translations. I love it all. I pass these around to my friends!

  9. I get a bit crazy when Nehemiah talks about reading how Christians have images of God or Jesus. My church has no statues or images of God. Neither are we trinitarians. Jesus is Yehovah saves! We are 1 God Christians. We are kind of like Kerite Christians, we do not go by the craziness of trinitarians or Catholics, but believe Yehovah saves in the flesh he came and visited us in.

      • Yes. Its not well known there are 1 God Christians. I believe יהוה when it says, “my glory will I not give to another”. Jesus is Yehovah manifest in the flesh or a liar. Totally know Nehemia is not talking about me every time he mentions Christianity. And yes, I would say I am very insignificant in this world, not about me at all. שלום

    • Can you please then explain how on Jesus baptism He was in the water, God the Father spoke in Heaven and the Holy Spirit assended in to Him? Further more, Jesus say that the Father is greater than Him. What strange things to happen and say, if God is not three persons in one. Would require sone heavy editing of the Bible to remove trinity.

  10. “Description
    The fascinating story of the courageous Jewish scholar. Eliezer Ben Yehuda devoted his life to MAKING Hebrew the language of Palestine and to furthering the establishment of a Jewish state there.”

    Above is the description given to Eliezer Ben Yehuda’s book “Tongue of the Prophets”. The word “MAKING” gives a false impression; it should say “RESTORING”.

  11. This Prophet Pearl as well as the Original Torah Pearl was too short. I know you gave us home work but as you yourself said, you could dwell on each phrase and almost every word in this portion, and never finish it. THANK YOU both for taking the time though.
    I remember reading verse 1 for the first time when I was young and having the sense of YHVH’s heart of compassion, mercy and forgiveness. I loved how Nehemia brought out the meaning of the female announcer of good news, which is sadly contrasted by the image of the gossip often a woman. it actually teaches us women that we have the potential to be either.
    There is so much more………………..

  12. Always blessed listening to these messages. Loved that it was women telling the good news and the history of Eleazar BenYehuda. Thank you for developing these and sharing them with us.

  13. Job. He (GoD) sits above the circle of the Earth. You didn’t realise that proves the planet was a ball, round. No flat what man thought. This is 3 thousand years before Columbus sailed around the world.

    • Flat earthers take this to mean that the earth is a round flat circle (a pancake) and not a globe. Im not a flat earth subscriber but In all honesty it doesn’t say earth is a globe.

  14. First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Nehemiah and Keith. I have been listen for about 3 months now and I have never been so excited about the word of the Lord. I have never been so in love with the Father. And I am so excited about the new journey I am on. SO-

    I just wanted to throw something out there……when we read about the women….and back in those days it was the job of the woman to proclaim the news. I INSTANTLY thought about how when Yeshua revealed Himself to Mary at the empty tomb…… and then she ran back to the disciples to tell them the “good news”, that He had risen.

    We often hear it is because “Mary may have been His favorite disciple” and things of that sort, to be the reason He revealed Himself to her first. But it may have simply been because of tradition….. it was the woman’s role to tell the news 🙂

    Just a thought.

    • Also Yeshua engaged in conversation the woman at the well in Samaria, she was the very first evangelist. As a result of her testimony, the entire city came out to see Yeshua for themselves, speak with him to see if what the woman had said was true…..and they invited him to stay with them for a few days.. And the whole population of the city became believers. A very impressive job of testifying, I must say!

  15. I had to stop the teaching at the news the women announced the coming of our Lord, our G_d. I leap with joy at this knowledge, I proclaim Jehovah’s name loudly, because here in the United States, I have been feed nothing but sorry, me and my people. My heart wrenched with tears, because they are no more, but why? What had they done but let deceiving men come into their lands, and kill them, that sounds like what I am hearing in Isaiah.
    The history books in the United States the history books are a lie, unless it had been re-written to tell the truth.
    My people come up out of Mexico, before it became a Territory, I have found that it is a hidden, and stolen history, of the African Spaniard, the Coptic Jew’s, in Mexico; would you know of the story, they made them Christians, so that they could come into Texas Territory, once the States were formed. My grandfather, his name was Moses Mitchell, he fled these territories probably during the Dakota Wars, he came back with his family, and they took his land because he married her, a African Spaniard. And so here in America, the name of YeHoVaH, is proclaimed out at my daughter’s school, in the neighborhood, at Walmart, Target, where ever I feel others need to hear it, when ever I need to hear it, I call out His name YeHoVaH,
    I ain’t got time to argue G_d. I know this, up in hear it is not to be trusted, without mining to find truth.
    O have been forced to research it on my own, or trust the one you I know, mot blindly, but the one who does the research.

    I know Keith, I can trust Nehemia, because I really know Pastor Keith. And, I pray YeHoVaH, our G_d, that He don’t leave my people hear, who ever we are, and ain’t that a shame, not knowing who you are genetically, and if you do someone would sure be there to refute your truth in this wretched place for people with a darker skin; and that is all I’m saying.

  16. Mevaseret! That is profound to me. I love to learn the history. Between the two of you my world is brought to a vivid realization of the history of God’s people. I could never uncover these mysteries on my own. You are both such a blessing, two witnesses that share with me. The encouragement and blessings I’ve received because of your great work. I am grateful. And thank you for praying for me. Thank you!!!!

  17. Whose father is Joseph of Jacob, whose name became Israel (those who overcome with El)?
    Whose mother is an Egyptian, daughter of Pharaho?
    Remember your name and by Whom the promise was given, not because of works, but by the mercy and favor of your Elohim.
    Yah is good. Elohim blessed our father Abraham. Elohim said, ‘Look at the heavens and hear the messengers, and if you know it, tell me of their account. ‘ Know He has named them all. ‘So shall your seed be.’
    ‘Babylon is imperfect. Follow My son David and be perfect. Proclaim the good news, Moshiach.
    If you love me keep my Sabbaths. Rest in your Elohim, Creator of the shamayim and h’erets (the heavens and the earth), and the fountains of living water.’
    The judgment of Elohim is sure and right.
    ‘To the children of the promise, a double portion; not like the double portion, the cup reserved for the Whore of Babel, wormwood, for all her whorings, and for forsaking the Elohim of Israel and HIs chosen.
    Her nakedness has been uncovered, and all her priests with her.
    YHWH IS ELOHIM over all Elohim. His judgment is sure. Selah
    Come out of her My people. Come out of Babel and live, come out of Babel and live.’

  18. Isaiah 40:10, 11 CJB
    10 Here comes Adonai ELOHIM with power, and his arm will rule for him. Look! His reward is with him, and his recompense is before him. 11 He is like a shepherd feeding his flock, gathering his lambs with his arm, carrying them against his chest, gently leading the mother sheep.”

    These verses make me think of Yeshua…a lot of times when I’m reading Psalms, or other books of the Prophets, I read it as if Yeshua were speaking, or it’s speaking about Him. Who is Elohim’s arm, who is his servant, who is his son, who is the Shepherd? These are all references to Yeshua Messiah in my opinion.

    Proverbs 30:4 CJB Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has cupped the wind in the palms of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know!

    Luke 24:25-27 CJB 25 He said to them, “Foolish people! So unwilling to put your trust in everything the prophets spoke! 26 Didn’t the Messiah have to die like this before entering his glory?” 27 Then, starting with Moshe and all the prophets, he explained to them the things that can be found throughout the Tanakh concerning himself.

    John 12:38-41 CJB 38 in order that what Yesha`yahu the prophet had said might be fulfilled, “ADONAI, who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of ADONAI been revealed?” 39 The reason they could not believe was — as Yesha`yahu said elsewhere — 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they do not see with their eyes, understand with their hearts, and do t’shuvah, so that I could heal them.” 41 (Yesha`yahu said these things because he saw the Sh’khinah of Yeshua and spoke about him.)

    Revelation 22:12 CJB 12 “Pay attention!” [says Yeshua,] “I am coming soon, and my rewards are with me to give to each person according to what he has done.

    John 10:14 CJB I am the good shepherd; I know my own, and my own know me —

  19. I was delayed in hearing this but it was well worth the wait. This episode was very meaningful to me in hearing about Eliezer Ben Yehudah and his revival of Hebrew and the wonderful account of Herbert Samuel in the Hurva Synagogue in 1920.
    What blew me away, though, was learning about the word mivaseret in
    Is. 40:9 and that is is feminine. It immediately made me think of Israel’s calling to be a light to the nations. The beloved bride of Yehovah, Israel taking the good news to the nations that Yehovah is one, and the hope of the redemption of the world when in that day Yehovah will be one and His name one.
    May that day come speedily and may you both continue to be protected and blessed in your endeavors.

  20. Hi Nehemia, Ki-Tisa was the last Prophet Pearl that you made a Hebrew reading of. We love to listen to your pronunciation of the words. Will you please, please, do some more for us.

  21. Torah Pearls was soooo long, but soooo good. Thank you. And Prophet Pearls was thrilling, especially the story of the 1920 reading in the synagogue by Herbert Samuel! Our God Reigns! And Eleazar BenYehuda. More Torah, less religion!

  22. The story of what happened in 1920 helps to make the events in the Bible more real to me. Daddy (YHWH) is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I absolutely love Him.

    Thank you for sharing history.

  23. You asked for a comment, so here it is… I am comforted indeed. I no longer worry and fret over what seems to be a world gone mad, because I accept that Yahovah will use each one of us in the way He sees fit and to the limit of our heart’s willingness, in order to accomplish His purpose. How can we fear when we serve such a Good and Loving GOD? How can we not be comforted?

  24. Always appreciate the scriptures and comments!
    In defense of those that believe in Y’shua as messiah; one should look at Isaiah 40:5 “and all flesh shall see it together” as the complete fulfillment of latter day rain prophesied in Joel chapter 2. In Isaiah 40:6 right after that then declares Yehovah,”all flesh is grass”… “the breath of Yehovah blows upon it” should be seen as the Day of the LORD/Yehovah…. my opinion of course.
    Thanks all!

  25. Nehemiah, your observant rebuke should be blazed to all corners of Christendom! All the billions of images of Yeshua HaMoshiach, glaringly fly-in-the-face-of the Father’s will as revealed in His Ten Words. The Father wills for captive humans to be bought back FROM the house-of-slavery (disobedience of His Torah commands), TO freedom (freedom to obey His Torah commandments)

  26. I do not understand the concept of the female evangelist in verse 9.
    It appears that the feminine aspect is attributed to Zion and Jerusalem,
    as has always been done through out the prophets.
    Why is it a literal woman in this case?

  27. Yob 42:11

    וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ אֵ֠לָיו כָּל־אֶחָ֨יו וְכָל־[אַחְיֹתָיו כ] (אַחְיוֹתָ֜יו ק) וְכָל־יֹדְעָ֣יו לְפָנִ֗ים וַיֹּאכְל֨וּ עִמּ֣וֹ לֶחֶם֮ בְּבֵיתוֹ֒ וַיָּנֻ֤דוּ לוֹ֙ וַיְנַחֲמ֣וּ אֹת֔וֹ עַ֚ל כָּל־הָ֣רָעָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־הֵבִ֥יא יְהוָ֖ה עָלָ֑יו וַיִּתְּנוּ־ל֗וֹ אִ֚ישׁ קְשִׂיטָ֣ה אֶחָ֔ת וְאִ֕ישׁ נֶ֥זֶם זָהָ֖ב אֶחָֽד

    • Mat 28:1-Mat 28:10
      Jhn 11:1-Jhn 11:5
      Luk 1:38-Luk 1:56

      Here are some great verses that have the women bringing great tidings. (announcement)

  28. May Yehovah bless you both in your comings and your going. The last few weeks I’ve been touched by a still small voice of gratitude that you, Nehemia are living the command of our one true YHVH that the nation’s willl know Him through His people. And Keith for following YA onto the common ground of two branches. The teaching through Torah and Prophet Pearls is such a blessing. (As are your books, sites and ministries.) I have followed Yeshua straight into the arms of Yehovah and it is a comfort indeed!

  29. Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson thank you both so much for all you’re heart felt discussion on the Prophets covering Isaiah 40:1-26. “Comfort”,for it bring comfort to my soul.

  30. I listen to Torah Pearls and Prophet Pearls every Shabbat morning, and they are a priceless treasure. At the end of the sixth day, I always eagerly await the descent of the Sabbath with anticipation and joy. This week, as Shabbat was descending, the Ruach Kodesh came over me and enfolded me, like the arms of a mother around her baby, and I felt the most intense, indescribable love wash over me. I said to myself, “THIS is going to be a SPECIAL Shabbat!” When you, Nehemia, told that story of what happened in that synagogue in the Old City in 1920, I was overcome with joy and I cried like a baby. Thank you so much. SHABBAT SHALOM!

  31. Isa. 40 has been a favorite chapter since I was young. It always left me with a sense of awe concerning the Father. With vs 12, I now have a mental image of the hand which holds the universe together, taking his pinkie finger and measuring off the sky. It’s a wonderful image which makes me truly laugh out loud. Thanks also for the history lessons. They help to give perspective on the Scripture.

  32. Loved the dialog about comfort and especially the better understanding of the announcer of good news in Isa 40:9. I never really thought about the connection of a women bringing a word or news to the people. Thanks for all you do Nehemia. Be well.

  33. This is the cornerstone verse Yah gave us for Roadside Ministries 25 yrs. ago. I’m just now understanding it for such a time as this. Good and helpful words for me this week guys. Thanks

  34. It is very refreshing to hear the different Hebrew words analyzed. Using different versions helps in seeing errors and truth. Thankyou.

  35. This occured on 15 AV, which is said to be the happiest day of the year ! I am comforted to be a part of HIS people..

  36. Isa. 40:6-8 (paraphrased summary)
    The voice said, “Cry out!”… And Nehemiah said, “Leave a comment!”
    “What shall I cry?”… And I said, “What shall I comment?”
    “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity”
    Thank you Nehemiah & Keith… May Yehovah continue to inspire & bless you, as we are blessed with you… love you!

  37. No matter how great, or how great a number, or what false forms of God people want to create for themselves and worship. No one can withstand him. The YHVH is over all and has be power to protect and reward his own and those who believe in and hold to him because he is the ultimate being. His plan will come about as he has planned it. So trust and faith in him that he will restore, revive and reward.

  38. The early Christian’s understanding of the Gospel: The Kingdom of God

    Gospel: εὐαγγέλιον “good news” “good message”

    Isaiah 40:9
    9 Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!”
    10 Behold, the Lord Yehovah will come with might, with His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him and His recompense before Him.
    11 Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.

    Isaiah 52:6-8
    6 Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, “Here I am.”
    7 How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
    8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, they shout joyfully together; for they will see with their own eyes when Yehovah restores Zion.

    Isaiah 52:20-22 (cf. Romans 10:12-17)
    20 Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, a tent which will not be folded; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its cords be torn apart.
    21 But there the majestic One, Yehovah, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals on which no boat with oars will go, and on which no mighty ship will pass.
    22 For Yehovah is our judge, Yehovah is our lawgiver, Yehovah is our king; He will save us.

    Matthew 24:11-14
    11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
    12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
    13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
    14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

    Romans 10:12-17 (cf. Isaiah 52:6-8)
    12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
    13 for “Whoever will call on the name of Yehovah will be saved.”
    14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
    15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
    16 However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”
    17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Messiah.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 8-10
    3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
    4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
    8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
    9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
    10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

    James 4:12
    There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy.

  39. Nehemia, do you think Isaiah 31:5 refers to the deliverance of this prophet Pearl?
    Isaiah 31:5 As birds flying, so will Yehovah tsavaot defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver and passing over preserve it. I edited the KJV English so any mistakes in the wording are probably mine. Jim

  40. My eyes always seem to be opened a bit farther when listening to the two of you read and explain the scriptures in detail. I try to glean everything I can.
    Shabbat Shalom!

  41. This is my comment: I love you guys! I love your camaraderie and obvious respect for each other. I always learn so much and was especially moved by Nehemia’s transparency and tears! Blessings, blessings, blessings my Brothers and true servants of YHVH! Shalom!

  42. Lovely Prophet Pearl. Regarding Is 40:9, a feminine evangelist performing Jer 31:22 prophecy: “for the Lord hath made a new thing on earth, a woman shall ׁ(סבב ) compass/court a man (for the Lord hath made something new on the earth, a woman shall go about, or shall protect, a man)” Wycliffe Old Testament/Noble.. Interesting definitions in BDB, could it mean “comfort”, turn, change, transform…? AND ׳הוה will put His law in their inward parts and in their heart will write it and be their God and they shall be the people of ׳הוה…and ׳הוה will forgive their iniquity (as you spoke about in Is 40:2). The modern day feminine “prophet” that comes to mind was Mary Baker Eddy, whose pure teachings accomplished much healing. Her teachings were altered though, like many prophets translations.

  43. It was not until I was allowed a glimpse in my spirit of the majesty, enormity and greatness of YHWH that I truly accepted Who He is. These verses, along with many others in Isaiah, continue to keep alive that understanding. I can read them repeatedly without tiring. He is magnificent! Thank you both for your sharing the insight that He gives you.

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