Metaphysical meaning of Isshiah (mbd)
Isshiah (in A. V., I Chronicles 7:3, Ishiah), is-shi-ah (Heb.)--whom Jehovah lends; borrowed of Jah; Jehovah will lend.
a A Levite chief, of the sons of Rehabiah (I Chron. 24:21). b Another Levite (I Chron. 24:25). c A chief man of Issachar (I Chron. 7:3).
Meta. That in our awakened consciousness which recognizes God, through Jehovah, I AM, as lending, or giving, Himself--love, life, intelligence, strength, power, substance, all the principles of Truth--to our use.
The thought suggested by Isshiah, that Jehovah only lends to us, also implies the truth that no one can ever really get something for nothing. Something must be given always in return. This is true even concerning our salvation. Life and all good are free gifts from God, yet in order that we may consciously make this good ours in its fullness, so that we can make practical use of it, we have a price to pay. This price is the complete giving up of the lesser self with all that pertains to it. To the degree that we actually let go of the limited, personal man in us we realize and demonstrate our inherent divine perfection, no more and no less.