Author: Ron Graham
Outline of Isaiah chapters 63, 64, 65, 66
—Isaiah’s prayer and God’s reply
This page provides an outline of Isaiah chapters 63, 64, 65, and 66. The complete outline of Isaiah is spread over several lessons.
1 Context Overview
Chapters 52-66 of Isaiah take up the theme of 51, "Awake! Awake!"
The chapters speak of hope in Christ the Redeemer, the glory of his coming kingdom, and of principles followed by those who hope to enter that new Zion —penitence, faithfulness, justice, mercy, wisdom, and integrity.
In the last four chapters of his book, Isaiah makes a prayer to God, and God replies.
2 Isaiah’s prayer and God’s reply (Isaiah 63-66)
- Isaiah’s vision of God in blood-stained garments. Isaiah asks two questions and God replies. Edom (the name means red) was one of Israel's enemies, and represents all enemies of God. God makes it clear that just as he alone is mighty to save, so he alone can tread the winepress of vengeance (Isaiah 63:1-6).
- 1st triad of Isaiah’s prayer...
- 1. Isaiah speaks of God’s love and kindness (Isaiah 63:7-10).
- 2. Isaiah recalls God’s leading his people in the days of Moses (Isaiah 63:11-14).
- 3. Isaiah asks why God’s zeal for his people has waned (Isaiah 63:15-19).
- 2nd triad of Isaiah’s prayer...
- 1. Isaiah wishes that God would come down and do awesome things again (Isaiah 64:1-4).
- 2. Isaiah confesses the people’s sins (Isaiah 64:5-7).
- 3. Isaiah acknowledges God as the heavenly Father. "We are the clay, You are the potter." Isaiah sees cities desolate, the beautiful temple burned by fire. Will God not come to their aid? (Isaiah 64:8-12).
- 1st triad of God’s reply...
- 1. God speaks frankly of the rebellious and unworthy nation (Isaiah 65:1-7).
- 2. God has destined the sword to destroy the rebellious nation. However he will not detroy all. A remnant will be left to bring forth offspring to inherit the promises (Isaiah 65:8-12).
- 3. The nation will suffer but the remnant will be blessed (Isaiah 65:13-16).
- 2nd triad of God’s reply...
- 1. God will create a new heavens and a new earth (Isaiah 65:17-25, 2Peter 3).
- 2. God asserts his sovereignty and purpose (Isaiah 66:1-6).
- 3. The suffering of the nation is travail through which God will cause a new kingdom to be born (Isaiah 66:7-14).
- God speaks of the final things in the distant future, of Heaven and of hell (Isaiah 66:15-24).