Day 212: Isaiah 34-36

(The previous post covered prophecies specific to the Tribulation. We are now halfway through the Book of Isaiah.)

Isaiah 34
1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye peoples: let the earth hear, and the fulness thereof; the world, and all things that come forth from it.

(Armageddon: All the nations will be called to hear God's judgments.)

2 For Jehovah hath indignation against all the nations, and wrath against all their host: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

(The nations will be destroyed.)

4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and all their host shall fade away, as the leaf fadeth from off the vine, and as a fading leaf from the fig-tree.

(This verse was thought to mean that stars or meteors will be dissolved.)

5 For my sword hath drunk its fill in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

(God's Sword will come down upon Edom (from Esau). This may have been referring to one of the places that the armies of the Antichrist will be stationed, hence its destruction.)

6 The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Jehovah hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

(Bozrah was a town in Edom (from Esau).)

7 And the wild-oxen shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls: and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For Jehovah hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

(This physical Day of the Lord begins with Christ's second coming at the end of the Tribulation, the battle of Armageddon.

There were two "days of the Lord/Jehovah":
-One was a spiritual day that will occur at the end of our current dispensation (6th) with the Rapture of the Church.
-The second "day of Jehovah" was a physical day that will occur at the end of the dispensation of the Law (5th), which is at the end of the Tribulation and the beginning of the Millennium.)

9 And the streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever; from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

(This land will be desolate forever. Nothing will grow there again.)

11 But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; and the owl and the raven shall dwell therein: and he will stretch over it the line of confusion, and the plummet of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes shall be nothing.

(There will no longer be rulers of Edom in the land. Israel will have the Promised Land once again.)

13 And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.
14 And the wild beasts of the desert shall meet with the wolves, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; yea, the night-monster shall settle there, and shall find her a place of rest.
15 There shall the dart-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shade; yea, there shall the kites be gathered, every one with her mate.
16 Seek ye out of the book of Jehovah, and read: no one of these shall be missing, none shall want her mate; for my mouth, it hath commanded, and his Spirit, it hath gathered them.

(This was a challenge to search and read God's Word and try to find one prophecy unfulfilled. God's Word is Right and Just and His prophecies come to pass.)

17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever; from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

(This chapter focused on the end of the Tribulation. The next chapter picked up with the next event: the beginning of the Millennium.)

Isaiah 35
1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God.

(During the Millennium, the land will be restored, it will blossom abundantly (profitable). Lebanon was known for its great cedars, Carmel for its beauty, and Sharon for its fertility.)

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

(People will be strengthened, healed, and saved because of God and His judgment.)

6 Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

(The land will also be restored.)

8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but is shall be for the redeemed: the wayfaring men, yea fools, shall not err therein.

(There will be a highway built from Egypt through Palestine to Assyria. Those who use this highway will do so to go to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. This highway will be called "The Way of Holiness.")

9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up thereon; they shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
10 and the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

(Israel will occupy the land.)

Isaiah 36

(This chapter began an historical interlude that continued through chapter 39.)

1 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them.

(The king of Assyria came against Judah while Hezekiah was king. He was successful. See 2 Kings 18:13.)

2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field.

(Rabshakeh was Sennacherib's head cupbearer. He was sent to lead the Assyrian army against Jerusalem.)

3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder.

(Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah were sent out of Jerusalem to meet with the Assyrians.)

(Verses 4-10: the message carried by Rabshakeh for Hezekiah.)

4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest
5 I say, thy counsel and strength for the war are but vain words: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou hast rebelled against me?

(Hezekiah rebelled against the king of Assyria by refusing to pay a tribute to him that was imposed during the reign of Ahaz (2 Kings 18:7). Hezekiah had also received help from Egypt.)

6 Behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust on him.
7 But if thou say unto me, We trust in Jehovah our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?

(This verse showed the ignorance of these Assyrians. They believed that Hezekiah taking down the high places was Hezekiah taking down altars to God.)

8 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

(Hezekiah was appealed to by possessions.)

9 How then canst thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
10 And am I now come up without Jehovah against this land to destroy it? Jehovah said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

(Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah asked for Rabshakeh to speak to them in the Syrian language. They did not want the other Jews to hear the words Rabshakeh was speaking.)

12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?

(The king of Assyria's messenger (Rabshakeh) told the men in Judah that they would eat their own dung and drink their own "water." Clearly Rabshakeh ignored their request.)

13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.

(Rabshakeh began speaking to the crowd…)

14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you:
15 neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Jehovah, saying, Jehovah will surely deliver us; this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

(Rabshakeh tried to weaken the trust/faith the men had in Hezekiah.)

16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;

(The people were appealed to by short term comforts.)

17 until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, Jehovah will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

(So far the Assyrian's had no problems with the other nation's gods and they thought the same of Jehovah.)

19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
20 Who are they among all the gods of these countries, that have delivered their country out of my hand, that Jehovah should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

(The men answered no word to Rabshakeh, according to Hezekiah's command.)

22 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

(The men told Hezekiah the words of Rabshakeh. When would Isaiah enter the scene?)

(This post covered prophecies specific to the Tribulation and Millennium, as well as the beginning of the historical interlude.)

Day 213

Day 211: Isaiah 31-33

(The previous post covered prophecies against Israel and Judah mostly concerning the end times.)

Isaiah 31
1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek Jehovah!

(A woe (warning) to those in Judah who put their trust in Egypt and not in God.)

2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

(God is wise. He always makes profitable decisions. This includes bringing evil. In order to create (profitable) long term, God destroys (evil) in the short term. God is Right and Just by bringing this evil to those who do evil.)

3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit: and when Jehovah shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall stumble, and he that is helped shall fall, and they all shall be consumed together.

(When God stretches forth His Hand both Egypt and Judah will fall. Egypt because it led Judah astray. Judah because it allowed Egypt to lead it astray. Also notice, horses were flesh and not spirit. This could be applied to all animals.)

4 For thus saith Jehovah unto me, As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds be called forth against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so will Jehovah of hosts come down to fight upon mount Zion, and upon the hill thereof.

(Jehovah will protect Jerusalem as a lion.)

5 As birds hovering, so will Jehovah of hosts protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it, he will pass over and preserve it.
6 Turn ye unto him from whom ye have deeply revolted, O children of Israel.

(A plea to the Israelites to turn back to God from whom they had deeply revolted. The Israelites had completely turned away from God.)

7 For in that day they shall cast away every man his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
8 And the Assyrian shall fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword, not of men, shall devour him; and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become subject to taskwork.
9 And his rock shall pass away by reason of terror, and his princes shall be dismayed at the ensign, saith Jehovah, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

(Verse 9 was concerned with not only the Assyrians but also the Antichrist.)

Isaiah 32
1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in justice.

(A King will rule in Righteousness (Christ). This was concerning the Millennial reign.)

2 And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land.

(The "man" here was Christ.)

3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

(Those who see and hear Christ during His reign will be made aware (see) and will be given understanding (hear).)

4 And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

(The heart of the rash (those who act quickly) will have understanding and those who stutter will speak clearly.)

5 The fool shall be no more called noble, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

(People will be seen as who they really are. The fools will not be called honorable and the stingy (churl) will not be called wealthy.)

6 For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise profaneness, and to utter error against Jehovah, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 And the instruments of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

(Verses 6-7 offered descriptions of the people mentioned in verse 5.)

8 But the noble deviseth noble things; and in noble things shall he continue.

(Causality: Those who are noble will do noble things.)

9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease, and hear my voice; ye careless daughters, give ear unto my speech.
10 For days beyond a year shall ye be troubled, ye careless women; for the vintage shall fail, the ingathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones; strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
12 They shall smite upon the breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city.

(Judah will become desolate.)

14 For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15 until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest.

(The Spirit will bring profitability. Again, this was specific to the Millennium.)

16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence for ever.

(Verse 17 made it clear that Righteousness was a cause. Some of the effects of Righteousness were peace, quietness, and confidence.)

18 And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
19 But it shall hail in the downfall of the forest; and the city shall be utterly laid low.

(The city being brought low was a reference to Jerusalem at Armageddon.)

20 Blessed are yet that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.

(Next, Isaiah looked specifically at the Antichrist...)

Isaiah 33
1 Woe to thee that destroyest, and thou wast not destroyed; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou hast ceased to destroy, thou shalt be destroyed; and when thou hast made an end of dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

(The Antichrist will begin the Tribulation with a seven year deal with Israel which results in peace. In the middle of the deal, three and a half years, he will break this deal and set himself up as "god" and begin to overtly destroy the Jews.)

2 O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou our arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

(Isaiah requested that God give favor to His people during the destruction from the Antichrist.)

3 At the noise of the tumult the peoples are fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations are scattered.
4 And your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpillar gathereth: as locusts leap shall men leap upon it.

(The Antichrist's armies will be destroyed.)

5 Jehovah is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

(God is exalted and has filled Zion (Jerusalem) with Justice and Righteousness. This was written as already fulfilled but also should be seen as something during the Millennium.)

6 And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah is thy treasure.

(Wisdom and knowledge bring stability while Christ reigns in Jerusalem.)

7 Behold, their valiant ones cry without; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

(Making peace with the Antichrist is a worthless attempt.)

8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: the enemy hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth not man.

(This mentioned the Covenant between Antichrist and Israel during the Tribulation. The Antichrist will break this Covenant midway through the seven year period. Satan/Antichrist only destroys in the long term.)

9 The land mourneth and languisheth; Lebanon is confounded and withereth away; Sharon is like a desert; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

(Lebanon had many cedar trees and would be withered away. Sharon was along the Mediterranean and was known for its fruitfulness. Bashan and Carmel will be without fruit as a tree sheds its leaves during seasons of fruitlessness.)

10 Now will I arise, saith Jehovah; now will I lift up myself; now will I be exalted.
11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath is a fire that shall devour you.
12 And the peoples shall be as the burnings of lime, as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.

(The Antichrist and his followers will be judged.)

13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil:

(The how of escaping God's wrath.)

16 He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks; his bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold a land that reacheth afar.

(Those who live during the Millennium will see Christ.)

18 Thy heart shall muse on the terror: Where is he that counted, where is he that weighed the tribute? where is he that counted the towers?

(Paul referenced this verse in 1 Corinthians 1:20.)

19 Thou shalt not see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that thou canst not comprehend, of a strange tongue that thou canst not understand.

(After their judgment, the enemies of God will not be seen.)

20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
21 But there Jehovah will be with us in majesty, a place of broad rivers and streams, wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22 For Jehovah is our judge, Jehovah is our lawgiver, Jehovah is our king; he will save us.

(God is our Judge, Lawgiver, and King. He will save us.)

23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not strengthen the foot of their mast, they could not spread the sail: then was the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame took the prey.

(The spoils of Armageddon will be abundant, so much so that even the lame will have their share.)

24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

(This post covered prophecies specific to the Tribulation. We are now halfway through the Book of Isaiah.)

Day 212

Day 210: Isaiah 28-30

(The previous post covered prophecies concerning the Millennial reign of Christ.)

Isaiah 28
1 Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are overcome with wine!
2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one; as a tempest of hail, a destroying storm, as a tempest of mighty waters overflowing, will he cast down to the earth with the hand.

(The "mighty and strong one" referred to the king of Assyria who was to destroy Samaria in Israel: 2 Kings 17.)

3 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under foot:
4 and the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be as the first-ripe fig before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.

(The drunkards of Ephraim were progressing towards their own destruction. Their cause was pride.)

5 In that day will Jehovah of hosts become a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people;
6 and a spirit of justice to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

(The remnant will see Jehovah as a crown of glory and beauty. God will also bring a spirit of Justice to His leaders.)

7 And even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

(Those of Judah had also erred as the Israelites (Ephraim) did.)

8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9 Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?

(Because of the error of Israel and Judah, God wondered if only children (who were humble) would learn from Him.)

10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.
11 Nay, but by men of strange lips and with another tongue will he speak to this people;

(God had to use other nations to speak to His own people. Paul referenced this verse in 1 Corinthians 14:21.)

12 to whom he said, This is the rest, give ye rest to him that is weary; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

(Some believe verses 11-12, when speaking of "another tongue," were prophecy regarding the gift of tongues.)

13 Therefore shall the word of Jehovah be unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14 Wherefore hear the word of Jehovah, ye scoffers, that rule this people that is in Jerusalem:

(Judgment on Judah for their errors…)

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

(Judah was at agreement (covenant) with death and Sheol (hell).)

16 therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone of sure foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste.

(The "stone" was Christ: the foundation, the tried (Christ was tempted forty days), the precious (brightness, excellence). Those who believe have their trust in God and will not make haste (quick) decisions in their own strength. Paul referenced this verse in Romans 9:33 and Romans 10:11. Also, 1 Peter 2:6 referenced this verse.)

17 And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.

(God's Nature is Right and Just and His measures are Right and Just.)

18 And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

(The judgment against Judah would cause their Covenant with death and hell to cease.)

19 As often as it passeth through, it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night: and it shall be nought but terror to understand the message.

(The judgment will be so terrorizing that understanding it will bring more terror.)

20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

(Judah will not be able to defend itself against this judgment, God's judgment. It would be as a man trying to cover himself while sleeping with a blanket that was too small and a laying on a bed that was too short.)

21 For Jehovah will rise up as in mount Perazim, he will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

(Mount Perazim was a mountain in Palestine.)

22 Now therefore be ye not scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, upon the whole earth.
23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

(God advised them to listen and understand His words.)

24 Doth he that ploweth to sow plow continually? doth he continually open and harrow his ground?

(God wanted Judah to know that there eventually would be fruitful effects of doing the causes. We reap what we sow. You will reap, our lives are not only made of sowing. However, we ought to be focused on the sowing, the reaping will be an effect.)

25 When he hath levelled the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and put in the wheat in rows, and the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in the border thereof?
26 For his God doth instruct him aright, and doth teach him.

(God teaches man, man does not teach God. This was stated similarly in the Book of Job.)

27 For the fitches are not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
28 Bread grain is ground; for he will not be always threshing it: and though the wheel of his cart and his horses scatter it, he doth not grind it.

(Verses 27-28 were concerning different methods of threshing grain. The examples used mentioned the way they were supposed to be done and the way they were not supposed to be done...)

29 This also cometh forth from Jehovah of hosts, who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom.

(…just as God will teach us and direct us to do the things we ought to do.)

Isaiah 29
1 Ho Ariel, Ariel, the city where David encamped! add ye year to year; let the feasts come round:

(Ariel meant "lion of God" or "lioness of God" and was a name applied to Jerusalem.)

2 then will I distress Ariel, and there shall be mourning and lamentation; and she shall be unto me as Ariel.

(This chapter was a warning to Jerusalem and prophecy about judgment against Judah.)

3 And I will encamp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with posted troops, and I will raise siege works against thee.

(This referred to the siege of Jerusalem during the Tribulation, possibly at the battle of Armageddon.)

4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust; and thy voice shall be as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

(Jerusalem, having been taken over by the Antichrist, would be defeated.)

5 But the multitude of thy foes shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be in an instant suddenly.
6 She shall be visited of Jehovah of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her stronghold, and that distress her, shall be as a dream, a vision of the night.

(Judgment against Jerusalem's enemies…)

8 And it shall be as when a hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.

(…the judgment against Jerusalem will cause confusion.)

9 Tarry ye and wonder; take your pleasure and be blind: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

(The causes of Judah's destruction: they took pleasure in not knowing, they were drunk and staggered because of their foolishness.)

10 For Jehovah hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, hath he covered.

(Judah was so far in their foolishness that even their leaders and prophets were unaware of what God was trying to make them aware of. Paul referenced this verse in Romans 11:8.)

11 And all vision is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed:
12 and the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I am not learned.

(All visions to any man were sealed. It did not matter if you were a prophet or not.)

13 And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nigh unto me, and with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which hath been taught them;

(The people were being hypocrites: they said one thing and did another. This verse was quoted in Matthew 15:7-9 and Mark 7:6.)

14 therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

(The second half of this verse was quoted in 1 Corinthians 1:19.)

15 Woe unto them that hide deep their counsel from Jehovah, and whose works are in the dark, and that say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

(A warning to those who valued appearance. This person was hiding their thoughts and did not want to look like they were without understanding or wisdom.)

16 Ye turn things upside down! Shall the potter be esteemed as clay; that the thing made should say of him that made it, He made me not; or the thing formed say of him that formed it, He hath no understanding?

(Quoted in Romans 9:20-21. Can the creation say to the Creator: You did not make me?)

17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

(A foretelling of better times in the future…)

18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scoffer ceaseth, and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off;
21 that make a man an offender in his cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus saith Jehovah, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name; yea, they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 They also that err in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmur shall receive instruction.

(The better times included people in foolishness who came to understand and learn God's instruction.)

Isaiah 30
1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith Jehovah, that take counsel, but not of me; and that make a league, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin,
2 that set out to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to take refuge in the shadow of Egypt!

(A warning to those who had taken evil counsel and had taken actions opposing God's Spirit. Specifically, those who left for Egypt. Judah depended on Egypt for help, not God.)

3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the refuge in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

(God gave Judah exactly what they wanted, the result was shame from the people they trusted.)

4 For their princes are at Zoan, and their ambassadors are come to Hanes.

(Zoan was a city in lower Egypt where the Pharaoh in the time of the Exodus lived. Hanes was also a city in lower Egypt.)

5 They shall all be ashamed because of a people that cannot profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

(The Egyptians were not only unable to profit the Jews but were unprofitable.)

6 The burden of the beasts of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the humps of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
7 For Egypt helpeth in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her Rahab that sitteth still.

(Egypt's help was unprofitable and to no purpose. That was why God called Egypt Rahab. This usage of Rahab was concerned with the definition of the word which meant "pride.")

8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.
9 For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of Jehovah;

(The rebellious people were liars who would not hear God.)

10 that say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits,

(These people told the prophets to not prophesy right things but things that sound good and were deceitful: a right what with a wrong or no how/why.)

11 get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

(The rebellious people went as far as to tell the prophets to turn out of the path of God and to cause God to stop leading them. This was why God stopped speaking to them, they asked for it!)

12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely thereon;
13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly in an instant.
14 And he shall break it as a potter's vessel is broken, breaking it in pieces without sparing; so that there shall not be found among the pieces thereof a sherd wherewith to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern.

(The judgment would be so severe that compared to breaking a piece of pottery, there would be no pieces left to use.)

15 For thus said the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. And ye would not:
16 but ye said, No, for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

(These people not only disobeyed God's counsel but did the opposite.)

17 One thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill.
18 And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him.

(Even in this judgment, God would wait for His people. Jehovah was a God of Justice and blessed were those who waited for Him.)

19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; thou shalt weep no more; he will surely be gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear, he will answer thee.

(Millennial: Israel will weep no more and God will hear their cry.)

20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be hidden anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers;
21 and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

(Israel's eyes will be opened. They will hear God and walk in His ways.)

22 And ye shall defile the overlaying of thy graven images of silver, and the plating of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as an unclean thing; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

(Israel's idols will be destroyed.)

23 And he will give the rain for thy seed, wherewith thou shalt sow the ground; and bread of the increase of the ground, and it shall be fat and plenteous. In that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures;

(Blessings of the Millennium…)

24 the oxen likewise and the young asses that till the ground shall eat savory provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fork.
25 And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high hill, brooks and streams of waters, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that Jehovah bindeth up the hurt of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of Jehovah cometh from far, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire;

(The destruction of Assyria…)

28 and his breath is as an overflowing stream, that reacheth even unto the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction: and a bridle that causeth to err shall be in the jaws of the peoples.
29 Ye shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come unto the mountain of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel.

(Israel will rejoice with song during the judgment of its enemies.)

30 And Jehovah will cause his glorious voice to be heard, and will show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and the flame of a devouring fire, with a blast, and tempest, and hailstones.

(Not only prophetic about the judgment of Assyria but also the Antichrist…)

31 For through the voice of Jehovah shall the Assyrian be dismayed; with his rod will he smite him.
32 And every stroke of the appointed staff, which Jehovah shall lay upon him, shall be with the sound of tabrets and harps; and in battles with the brandishing of his arm will he fight with them.
33 For a Topheth is prepared of old; yea, for the king it is made ready; he hath made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

(Topheth meant "place of fire." It was a place south of Jerusalem.)

(This post covered prophecies against Israel and Judah mostly concerning the end times.)

Day 211

Day 209: Isaiah 25-27

(The previous post covered prophecies concerning Jerusalem, Tyre, the coming captivity, the Tribulation, and Millennium.)

Isaiah 25
1 O Jehovah, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things, even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth.

(Isaiah stated his will: He would exalt God and praise His Name. The reason: God does wonderful things, even the things He had already accomplished. This also referenced worship during the Millennium. Isaiah continued to give reasons for exalting and praising God...)

2 For thou hast made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3 Therefore shall a strong people glorify thee; a city of terrible nations shall fear thee.
4 For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 As the heat in a dry place wilt thou bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

(…for God’s judgments and His blessings.)

6 And in this mountain will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

("Wine on the lees" meant wine that was protected and aged for a long time. This wine was refined by having been passed through a cloth.)

7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that covereth all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He hath swallowed up death for ever; and the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken it.

(Millennial prophecy: Satan will be cast out and peace will be on earth. Tears will be wiped away at the end of the Millennium, once everything has been experienced and felt. God will help us deal with all of our negative feelings. Paul referenced this verse in 1 Corinthians 15:54.)

9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is Jehovah; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

(This will be stated by the people during the Millennium.)

10 For in this mountain will the hand of Jehovah rest; and Moab shall be trodden down in his place, even as straw is trodden down in the water of the dung-hill.

(Christ will rest in "this mountain" (Jerusalem/Zion) during the Millennium. During this time, Moab (from Lot) will be defeated and will serve Israel.)

11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim; but Jehovah will lay low his pride together with the craft of his hands.
12 And the high fortress of thy walls hath he brought down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust.

(God's enemies will be judged.)

Isaiah 26
1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks.

(During the Millennium, Judah will sing a song of victory.)

2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth faith may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.

(God kept those in "perfect peace" who kept their mind on Him. The cause being trusting/faith in God.)

4 Trust ye in Jehovah for ever; for in Jehovah, even Jehovah, is an everlasting rock.

(The reason and benefit for trusting in God: in God was everlasting strength.)

5 For he hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city: he layeth it low, he layeth it low even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down; even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

(The wicked will be judged.)

7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou that art upright dost direct the path of the just.

(God, who was the most upright, directed the path of the just. The just were those who lived uprightly by God.)

8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial name, is the desire of our soul.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

(God's judgments will teach us of His Righteousness. Those who see God's judgments will experience His Righteousness.)

10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.
11 Jehovah, thy hand is lifted up, yet they see not: but they shall see thy zeal for the people, and be put to shame; yea, fire shall devour thine adversaries.

(The wicked will not hear or see God's works, by their own accord. They will be judged for the actions that are an effect of their choices.)

12 Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all our works for us.

(God will ordain peace for those who walk uprightly because God works through those who live uprightly.)

13 O Jehovah our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all remembrance of them to perish.

(The "lords" who had ruled over Israel will be judged and destroyed for their wickedness.)

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.
16 Jehovah, in trouble have they visited thee; they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so we have been before thee, O Jehovah.

(The Jews had cried out to God in their pain.)

18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead shall live; my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast forth the dead.

(The just will be resurrected. They will have the ability to repair.)

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

(The just will be protected.)

21 For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

(The unjust will be destroyed. They will not have the ability to repair.)

Isaiah 27
1 In that day Jehovah with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the swift serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will slay the monster that is in the sea.

(Armageddon: Satan will be defeated. When the word leviathan was used in the Bible (e.g., Job 41), it referred to an enemy of God.)

2 In that day: A vineyard of wine, sing ye unto it.

(Another song that will be sung to God during the Millennium.)

3 I Jehovah am its keeper; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

(God will (and does) protect and feed His vineyard: Israel/believers.)

4 Wrath is not in me: would that the briers and thorns were against me in battle! I would march upon them, I would burn them together.

(During the Millennium, God's wrath will cease against His vineyard because the Israelites during the Millennium will be joined to Christ and no longer scattered.)

5 Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea, let him make peace with me.
6 In days to come shall Jacob take root; Israel shall blossom and bud; and they shall fill the face of the world with fruit.

(Israel will grow and be profitable.)

7 Hath he smitten them as he smote those that smote them? or are they slain according to the slaughter of them that were slain by them?
8 In measure, when thou sendest them away, thou dost content with them; he hath removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

(An east wind in the Bible always brought a curse. The east wind was always violent and rough in Judea.)

9 Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be forgiven, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: that he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more.

(Israel will be forgiven their iniquities when they repent. This repentance would be not only turning to God but also destroying the idols they once worshipped. Paul referenced this verse in Romans 11:27.)

10 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

(This verse concerned Babylon. It will be destroyed.)

11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off; the women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have compassion upon them, and he that formed them will show them no favor.

(Women often carried fuel and this was why Isaiah would reference women setting the boughs (harvest) on fire.)

(God, who created the Babylonians, will not have compassion on them because they had no understanding. God was not the reason they did not have understanding. They had many experiences with God and His people.)

12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will beat off his fruit from the flood of the River unto the brook of Egypt; and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

(Again, the Millennium. Israel will be gathered in the Promised Land and will make an eternal nation under Christ.)

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great trumpet shall be blown; and they shall come that were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and they that were outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship Jehovah in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

(The trumpet in this verse was the same as in Matthew 24:31.)

(This post covered prophecies concerning the Millennial reign of Christ.)

Day 210

Day 208: Isaiah: 22-24

(The previous post covered prophecies for Egypt, Babylon, and descendants from Abraham's sons with women other than Sarah.)

Isaiah 22
1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?

(The burden (a weighty or mournful prophecy) of the valley of vision (Jerusalem). The people would be so alarmed by the invading armies that they would flee to their housetops in fear.)

2 O thou that art full of shoutings, a tumultuous city, a joyous town; thy slain are not slain with the sword, neither are they dead in battle.
3 All thy rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers; all that were found of thee were bound together; they fled afar off.
4 Therefore said I, Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; labor not to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

(Isaiah was lamenting Jerusalem.)

5 For it is a day of discomfiture, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, in the valley of vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

(Elam in this verse was Persia and Kir was Media.)

7 And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.
8 And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

(The Jews would look to their own strength. The "house of the forest" was an armory built by Solomon (1 Kings 7:2) to defend themselves. If their trust had been in God, He would have been their defense.)

9 And ye saw the breaches of the city of David, that they were many; and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool;

(There would be many breaches made upon Jerusalem. The enemies would infiltrate the city.)

10 and ye numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and ye brake down the houses to fortify the wall;
11 ye made also a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But ye looked not unto him that had done this, neither had ye respect unto him that purposed it long ago.
12 And in that day did the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

(Verse 12: "in that day" was literal and did not refer to the Millennium as it often did in Isaiah.)

13 and behold, joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall die.

(Paul quoted this passage in 1 Corinthians 15:32 concerning the resurrection. In this instance written about in Isaiah, the people would come to the mentality that if they were about to die they may as well enjoy life while they could. Are you living differently now than you would if you knew you were going to die today?)

14 And Jehovah of hosts revealed himself in mine ears, Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you till ye die, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.
15 Thus saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, who is over the house, and say,

(Shebna was the secretary of king Hezekiah, a high position in the king's court.)

16 What doest thou here? and whom has thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out here a sepulchre? hewing him out a sepulchre on high, graving a habitation for himself in the rock!
17 Behold, Jehovah, like a strong man, will hurl thee away violently; yea, he will wrap thee up closely.

(Shebna was being removed from his position…)

18 He will surely wind thee round and round, and toss thee like a ball into a large country; there shalt thou die, and there shall be the chariots of thy glory, thou shame of thy lord's house.
19 And I will thrust thee from thine office; and from thy station shalt thou be pulled down.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:

(In the day that Shebna would be removed from office, Eliakim would be called.)

21 and I will cloth him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; and he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a throne of glory to his father's house.
24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, every small vessel, from the cups even to all the flagons.

(Eliakim would take Shebna's place and would become the master of Hezekiah's household.)

25 In that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, shall the nail that was fastened in a sure place give way; and it shall be hewn down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off; for Jehovah hath spoken it.

(The nail was figurative of Shebna's removal from office.)

Isaiah 23
1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.

(The burden of Tyre. Kittim or Chittim was a general term used for all islanders of the Mediterranean Sea. Nebuchadnezzar did lay waste to Tyre.)

2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the coast, thou whom the merchants of Sidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

(Sidon was a city on the Mediterranean coast north of Tyre.)

3 And on great waters the seed of the Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue; and she was the mart of nations.

(Tyre was the "mart" in which the productions of Egypt were taken.)

4 Be thou ashamed, O Sidon; for the sea hath spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins.
5 When the report cometh to Egypt, they shall be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

(Egypt would be "sorely pained" when they found out that Tyre had nothing for them.)

6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; wail, ye inhabitants of the coast.

(Much of the wealth of Tyre was taken when people fled prior to Nebuchadnezzar's siege, which upset him to the point he utterly destroyed Tyre.)

7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days, whose feet carried her afar off to sojourn?
8 Who hath purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?

(The merchants of Tyre caused other colonies to be created because of the commerce. The merchants who visited Tyre were princes and honorable men.)

9 Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

(God purposed the overthrow of Tyre.)

10 Pass through thy land as the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish; there is no restraint any more.
11 He hath stretched out his hand over the sea, he hath shaken the kingdoms: Jehovah hath given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strongholds thereof.
12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon: arise, pass over to Kittim; even there shalt thou have no rest.
13 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans: this people was not; the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness; they set up their towers; they overthrew the palaces thereof; they made it a ruin.

(The Chaldeans (Babylonians) were the source of destruction against Tyre.)

14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste.
15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years it shall be unto Tyre as in the song of the harlot.

(Tyre would be forgotten for seventy years: Jeremiah 25:11-12.)

16 Take a harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that Jehovah will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her hire, and shall play the harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

(After the seventy years God would visit Tyre and restore her. Jesus Christ visited Tyre (Matthew 15:21) and Paul found disciples there (Acts 21:3-6).)

18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to Jehovah: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before Jehovah, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.

(This verse referred to the Millennium when Tyre's economy will serve God's purposes.)

Isaiah 24
1 Behold, Jehovah maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

(This chapter spoke of the coming captivity and of the Tribulation and Millennium.)

2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest to him.

(All people would have a share in this affliction.)

3 The earth shall be utterly emptied, and utterly laid waste; for Jehovah hath spoken this word.
4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the lofty people of the earth do languish.
5 The earth also is polluted under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.

(Verse 5 stated the reason or cause of the earth being defiled.)

6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are found guilty: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merry-hearted do sigh.

(The "new wine mourneth" because there will be no one to drink it.)

8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
10 The waste city is broken down; every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

("The waste city” was what Jerusalem would become. Waste in this verse meant "formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness.")

11 There is a crying in the streets because of the wine; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

(The city and its gates would be destroyed.)

(Verses 13-15: the remnant that would still be in the land.)

13 For thus shall it be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive-tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.
14 These shall lift up their voice, they shall shout; for the majesty of Jehovah they cry aloud from the sea.
15 Wherefore glorify ye Jehovah in the east, even the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel, in the isles of the sea.

(The remnant would rejoice.)

(Verses 16-18: the lamentation by the remnant.)

16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs: Glory to the righteous. But I said, I pine away, I pine away, woe is me! the treacherous have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble.
19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is shaken violently.

(The earth would be and will be completely destroyed.)

20 The earth shall stagger like a drunken man, and shall sway to and fro like a hammock; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it, and it shall fall, and not rise again.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will punish the host of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison; and after many days shall they be visited.

(Armageddon. Satan and his minions will be cast into the lake of fire for 1000 years: Revelation 20:7-10.)

23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Jehovah of hosts will reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders shall be glory.

(This referred to Christ's Millennial reign.)

(This post covered prophecies concerning Jerusalem, Tyre, the coming captivity, the Tribulation, and Millennium.)

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Day 207: Isaiah 19-21

(The previous post covered more end time events and specifically focused on the Moabites and Ethiopians. Isaiah continued expressing burdens for other countries...)

Isaiah 19
1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, Jehovah rideth upon a swift cloud, and cometh unto Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall tremble at his presence; and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

(The burden (a weighty or mournful prophecy) of Egypt. The center and life bearing part (heart) of Egypt would melt. This entire chapter was focused on events that have not happened yet. Egypt will only accept God when He is physically present, at the end of the Tribulation and beginning of the Millennium.)

2 And I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

(Egypt will be fighting against itself (civil war) because they will be so confused during the Tribulation.)

3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek unto the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

(The Egyptians' confused response to this judgment will be to seek out their idols and idol worshippers.)

4 And I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

(A fierce (harsh, cruel, hard) king will rule over Egypt as part of their judgment, which will be the Antichrist.)

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and become dry.

(The river (Nile) being wasted and dried up will lead to famine…)

6 And the rivers shall become foul; the streams of Egypt shall be diminished and dried up; the reeds and flags shall wither away.
7 The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile, shall become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
8 And the fishers shall lament, and all they that cast angle into the Nile shall mourn, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.

(The forthcoming famine will include fishermen not being able to do their job: no water = no fish.)

9 Moreover they that work in combed flax, and they that weave white cloth, shall be confounded.
10 And the pillars of Egypt shall be broken in pieces; all they that work for hire shall be grieved in soul.

(Verses 11-15: the eight causes of Egypt’s judgment.)

11 The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

(Zoan was a city in lower Egypt located on the eastern bank of the Nile. This was believed to have been the city that the Pharaoh in the time of the Exodus lived. The princes of Zoan were foolish, even their most wise counselors were men who thought as animals: without understanding.)

12 Where then are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now; and let them know what Jehovah of hosts hath purposed concerning Egypt.

(Wise men would know God's cause for bringing judgment on Egypt. The Egyptians would not be wise and therefore would not know the cause. This may be why they will seek out idols during this time and not God.)

13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Memphis are deceived; they have caused Egypt to go astray, that are the corner-stone of her tribes.

(Memphis was the capital city of Egypt. The leaders in this city will be deceived and cause their followers to go astray.)

14 Jehovah hath mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

(Wow, what a picture! The foolish Egyptian leaders were compared to a drunken man who walks in his own vomit. You would have to be very far off course (astray) to be compared to this.)

15 Neither shall there be for Egypt any work, which head or tail, palm-branch or rush, may do.

(Egypt's economy will collapse.)

(Next, the focus became the physical Day of the Lord, the end of the Tribulation.

There were two "days of the Lord/Jehovah":
-One was a spiritual day that will occur at the end of our current dispensation (6th) with the Rapture of the Church.
-The second "day of Jehovah" was a physical day that will occur at the end of the dispensation of the Law (5th), which is at the end of the Tribulation and the beginning of the Millennium.)

16 In that day shall the Egyptians be like unto women; and they shall tremble and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Jehovah of hosts, which he shaketh over them.
17 And the land of Judah shall become a terror unto Egypt; every one to whom mention is made thereof shall be afraid, because of the purpose of Jehovah of hosts, which he purposeth against it.
18 In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Jehovah of hosts; one shall be called The city of destruction.

("In that day" five cities in Egypt will swear (take an oath) to Jehovah of hosts (God's Army) and will speak the language of Canaan (Hebrew). Egypt will be converted in response to the terror they will experience.)

(Verses 19-22: some blessings during the Millennium.)

19 In that day shall there be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Jehovah.
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Jehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they shall cry unto Jehovah because of oppressors, and he will send them a saviour, and a defender, and he will deliver them.

(The "saviour and defender" will be Christ.)

21 And Jehovah shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know Jehovah in that day; yea, they shall worship with sacrifice and oblation, and shall vow a vow unto Jehovah, and shall perform it.
22 And Jehovah will smite Egypt, smiting and healing; and they shall return unto Jehovah, and he will be entreated of them, and will heal them.

(God will smite and heal Egypt. God first prunes us in order for us to grow: John 15.)

23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrians.
24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;

(In that day Israel, Egypt, and Assyria will become allies and Israel will be a blessing to them all.)

25 for that Jehovah of hosts hath blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

(God will bless all of these nations during the Millennium.)

Isaiah 20
1 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it;

(Tartan was one of the generals of Assyria. The purpose of this chapter was to warn Israel not to depend on the nations spoken to in the previous two chapters (Ethiopia and Egypt) when Assyria attacked Israel.)

2 at that time Jehovah spake by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put thy shoe from off thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.

(Isaiah walking naked was symbolic of Egypt losing its possessions and was a call to repentance.)

3 And Jehovah said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia;
4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt, and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

(God used the symbolism of Isaiah's nakedness to express His Word. The three years appeared to be the same three years spoken to Moab in Isaiah 16:14.)

5 And they shall be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
6 And the inhabitant of this coast-land shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and we, how shall we escape?

(The "coast-land" applied to Palestine on the Mediterranean.)

Isaiah 21
1 The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it cometh from the wilderness, from a terrible land.

(The burden (a weighty or mournful prophecy) of the wilderness of the sea which was the land between Babylon and Persia. The main focus being Babylon and its people.)

2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous man dealeth treacherously, and the destroyer destroyeth. Go up, O Elam; besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

(Elam was the name of the country originally possessed by the Persians. Elam was a son of Shem: Genesis 10:22. Babylon being overthrown occurred in Daniel 5.)

3 Therefore are my loins filled with anguish; pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman in travail: I am pained so that I cannot hear; I am dismayed so that I cannot see.

(The treachery and destruction caused Isaiah to personally feel immense pain because of what he saw.)

4 My heart fluttereth, horror hath affrighted me; the twilight that I desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.
5 They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink: rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.

(In the KJV, "the twilight that I desired" was translated as "the night of my pleasure." This may be a reference to the night of the Belshazzar's feast (Daniel 5) when God's Hand appeared to all and wrote a judgment on the wall.)

(Many shields in those days were made of metal with leather upon them. Anointing the leather caused the life of the shield to increase.)

6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman: let him declare what he seeth:
7 and when he seeth a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of asses, a troop of camels, he shall hearken diligently with much heed.

(God told Isaiah to have watchmen set up who would listen intently and watch for the coming troops against Babylon, instead of attending a drunken feast.)

8 And he cried as a lion: O Lord, I stand continually upon the watch-tower in the day-time, and am set in my ward whole nights;
9 and, behold, here cometh a troop of men, horsemen in pairs. And he answered and said, Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the graven images of her gods are broken unto the ground.

(Fallen used in repetition added emphasis to the certainty of this event.)

10 O thou my threshing, and the grain of my floor! that which I have heard from Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

(The destruction of Babylon was compared to a threshing floor. The rest of this chapter focused on other nations that were descendants of Abraham through wives other than Sarah.)

11 The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: turn ye, come.

(The burden of Dumah which was a tribe and region of Ishmael (Abram's son from Hagar) in Arabia.)

13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye caravans of Dedanites.

(The burden on Arabia. Dedan was the son of Abraham by Keturah.)

14 Unto him that was thirsty they brought water; the inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitives with their bread.

(Tema was a son of Ishmael.)

15 For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall fail;
17 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be few; for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.

(Kedar was yet another son of Ishmael. This prophecy was proven within a year.)

(This post covered prophecies for Egypt, Babylon, and descendants from Abraham's sons with women other than Sarah.)

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Day 206: Isaiah 16-18

(The previous post covered Lucifer's past, Lucifer's future, the literal destruction of Babylon and Philistia, and Moab's immediate future that has already occurred. The next chapter addressed Moab's future during the Tribulation.)

Isaiah 16
1 Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

(Moab (from Lot) was encouraged to send lambs to Jerusalem. This would cause Moab to gain Israel's trust and provide sanctuary for Jews during the Tribulation.)

2 For it shall be that, as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

(The Moabites would leave their homes, like wandering birds leave their nests, in order to give sanctuary to the Jews that will be fleeing the Antichrist. Moabites may also leave their homes because they may think the Antichrist will invade their land.)

3 Give counsel, execute justice; make thy shade as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; betray not the fugitive.

(The outcasts will be the Jews fleeing the Antichrist during the middle of the Tribulation.)

4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee; as for Moab, be thou a covert to him from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nought, destruction ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

(The destroyer is the Antichrist.)

6 And a throne shall be established in lovingkindness; and one shall sit thereon in truth, in the tent of David, judging, and seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.

(Christ will sit upon the throne in truth at the end of the Tribulation. Christ is Right and Just in His Nature. The rest of this chapter focused on then present day Moab...)

(Verses 6-12: a lamentation for Moab because of the destruction that was to soon come. How soon?)

6 We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogancy, and his pride, and his wrath; his boastings are nought.

(The Jews had heard of the pride of Moab. Moab was boastful and the things Moab was boasting about would not come to pass.)

7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail: for the raisin-cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, utterly stricken.

(Because of verse 6, Moab would be mourning when they fell due to pride.)

8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah; the lords of the nations have broken down the choice branches thereof, which reached even unto Jazer, which wandered into the wilderness; its shoots were spread abroad, they passed over the sea.
9 Therefore I will weep with the weeping of Jazer for the vine of Sibmah; I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for upon thy summer fruits and upon thy harvest the battle shout is fallen.
10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the fruitful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither joyful noise: no treader shall tread out wine in the presses; I have made the vintage shout to cease.

(There would be no gladness, joy, singing, or even a joyful noise.)

11 Wherefore my heart soundeth like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-heres.
12 And it shall come to pass, when Moab presenteth himself, when he wearieth himself upon the high place, and shall come to his sanctuary to pray, that he shall not prevail.
13 This is the word that Jehovah spake concerning Moab in time past.
14 But now Jehovah hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of a hireling, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and of no account.

(Within three years, the glory of Moab would be dishonored and only a few would be left alive. This judgment would come to pass by the Assyrians.)

Isaiah 17
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

(The burden (a weighty or mournful prophecy) of Damascus. Damascus was the capital of Syria located 130 miles northeast of Jerusalem.)

2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 And the fortress shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria; they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith Jehovah of hosts.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the standing grain, and his arm reapeth the ears; yea, it shall be as when one gleaneth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
6 Yet there shall be left therein gleanings, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost branches of a fruitful tree, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel.

(Very few people would be left in the land. This was compared to the amount of olives on an olive tree after harvest. Only a remnant would remain.)

7 In that day shall men look unto their Maker, and their eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And they shall not look to the altars, the work of their hands; neither shall they have respect to that which their fingers have made, either the Asherim, or the sun-images.

(The remnant would recognize the judgment was Right and Just, which would cause the remnant to look to God and not to the idols they made with their own hands.)

9 In that day shall their strong cities be as the forsaken places in the wood and on the mountain top, which were forsaken from before the children of Israel; and it shall be a desolation.
10 For thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength; therefore thou plantest pleasant plants, and settest it with strange slips.
11 In the day of thy planting thou hedgest it in, and in the morning thou makest thy seed to blossom; but the harvest fleeth away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

(There would be desolation because the people had forgotten God, ignored the source of Salvation, and not been mindful of their true source of strength. Do people remember these three attributes today?)

12 Ah, the uproar of many peoples, that roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but he shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.
14 At eventide, behold, terror; and before the morning they are not. This is the portion of them that despoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

(This was a "global" warning, an everlasting warning from God to all of Israel's enemies. This warning was especially focused on Armageddon at the end of the Tribulation.)

Isaiah 18
1 Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;
2 that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation that meteth out and treadeth down, whose land the rivers divide!

(Isaiah was calling attention to the Ethiopians. Some have tried to apply the following to the United States however, Isaiah (being an Old Testament prophet) would focus on everything except events that occur during our dispensation. He would focus on everything leading up to Pentecost and everything after the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church.)

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and ye dwellers on the earth, when an ensign is lifted up on the mountains, see ye; and when the trumpet is blown, hear ye.

(God commanded all to see and hear. The rest of the verse referred to the ensign and trumpet - the Messiah and the Rapture.)

4 For thus hath Jehovah said unto me, I will be still, and I will behold in my dwelling-place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5 For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becometh a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with pruning-hooks, and the spreading branches will he take away and cut down.
6 They shall be left together unto the ravenous birds of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth; and the ravenous birds shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

(The Ethiopians and other nations following the Antichrist will be destroyed and left in the fields to be devoured by vultures and wild animals during the battle of Armageddon.)

7 In that time shall a present be brought unto Jehovah of hosts from a people tall and smooth, even from a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation that meteth out and treadeth down, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of Jehovah of hosts, the mount Zion.

(At the end of the Tribulation and the beginning of the Millennium, the Ethiopians would bring gifts to the Jews.)

(This post covered more end time events and specifically focused on the Moabites and Ethiopians.)

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