Isaiah 6:9 is a prophecy to Israel that they will ‚Äúhear but not understand‚Äù; that they will ‚Äúsee but not perceive‚Äù this word from God to the nation¬†was¬†evident even¬†when Jesus, the Messiah, came to Israel. They heard Him and saw Him but did not understand Him or perceive who He was. As a result, a ‚Äúspirit of slumber‚Äù is upon the people to this day (Isaiah¬†29:10,¬†Romans¬†11:7-8).¬†¬†Nationally, Israel has not yet awakened to belief in Jesus.
But there is good news!¬†¬†The Jews are still God‚Äôs chosen people, and God promises their joyous redemption to come (Romans¬†11:25-27).¬†
Angella Thomas delivers a two-pronged message of hope and challenge: Jewish readers will be given hope when they see the remedy for this historical blindness, and Christians will be challenged to join God in fulfilling the redemption of His people.¬†¬†"But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation...." Isaiah¬†45:17.¬†¬†
Angella Thomas is simply a Christian who loves God, and who is called to write¬†and teach¬†His Word.¬†She¬†studied¬†at Faith Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida.¬†¬†Notwithstanding, Angella accredits her relationship with God for her knowledge and understanding of what she writes. She¬†is still¬†on her journey to fully obeying Him.