This is what our Father says to this one that is born of his father…Moab.

     Do you know what born of his father means? We'll have to go back into the Old Testament to find out.

     When the twelve Tribes prospered under the blessings of our Father, they soon had too much physical wealth between them to remain where they were, there was not enough grazing land for the animals that they had, and they numbered into the tens of thousands.

     Lot was the nephew of Abraham and they stood together one day and it was decided, it being Lot's decision, that he would move north to the plains area where the grass and water was plentiful, while Abraham took his own and moved to the south.

     After our Father destroyed Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Zoar for the sins of homosexuality and lesbianism, Lot believed that our Father had destroyed the entire human race and this is where we pick it up in Genesis 19:

     Genesis 19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

     We know that Lot and his two daughters thought that all of mankind had been killed off by the Father from the next verse:

     Genesis 19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

     Both daughters believed that their father, Lot, was the only male left on the face of the earth.


     Genesis 19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

     So their plan was to get Lot, their father, drunk on wine and then have intercourse with him so that at least two children would be born and the human race could begin anew.

     Genesis 19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

     Lot was too drunk, too wasted to understand what was going on that night. I believe that the hand of our Father made him unconscious to the facts surrounding him so that he could not remember what happened with his two daughters.

     Genesis 19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

     The firstborn tells the younger sister to do the same thing that night.

     Genesis 19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

     And she did.

     Genesis 19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

     Thus, in their mind, preserving the human race.

     Genesis 19:37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

     Here comes Moab.

     Genesis 19:38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day. KJV

     These two male children would be the start of the Moabites and the Ammonites.

     For those of you who are reading this for the first time, your thoughts have probably turned to the abomination of the act of incest. But before you place blame on these two young women, remember that our Father had not enacted the laws against incest until Leviticus 18, so there was no possible way that the two offspring would be impared, genetically, in any way.

     "Well, we wouldn't read something like that aloud in our church!"

    If you fall into the category of the holier than thou crowd, you should get a grip because when you let the Word of our Father become too harsh for your tender ears and eyes to bear, just remember that these are HIS WORDS and if you are too good to listen to HIS WORDS, you might be in a bit of a pinch with Him.

     Just because your preacher may be too good to read those words in his church doesn't mean that you, as an individual child of our Father, have to go along with it.

     Father made these flesh bodies and can control the physicallity whenever He so chooses.

     This is what born of his father means.

     Back to Isaiah. This is the first of seven burdens.

     Isaiah 15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;

     To make sense of this verse we have to understand a little history and I’ll keep it brief.

     Moab had been subdued by Saul:

    1st Samuel 14:47 So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, Philistines: and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed them. KJV

     ….and by David:

     2nd Samuel 8:2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts. KJV

     ….and paid tribute to Ahab.

     2nd Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. KJV

     Jehoshaphat gained victories. Tiglath-pileser carried away tribes east of Jordan, and received tribute from Moab as well as from Ahaz.

     It would do well to understand the meaning of some of the names of these towns and cities. Everything in the Bible has value and adds to our knowledge.

  • Ar = a city or metropolis of Moab.    

  • Kir of Moab = Fortress of Moab.

     The burden of Moab is that the cities of Ar and Kir will soon be laid to waste. King Shalmaneser of Assyria attacked at night when all were laid back, drinking a little Jack and watching a DVD, no doubt.

     Verse 2… 

  • Isaiah 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to be baldness, and every beard cut off.

  • Bajith = The house, referring to the “temple” of the false gods of Moab in contrast to the high places.

  • Dibon = Wasting. 

  • Nebo = Prophet.   

 

  • Medeba = Water of rest.

     Who is this He? It’s Moab. Moab is going up to the temple to worship false gods, effectively ignoring our Father.

     And to be baldness, and every beard cut off. To do this is a sign of sorrow and he will be sorry eventually.

     Isaiah 15:3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.

  • Howl - OT:3213 yalal (yaw-lal'); a primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one):

     All of this shows sorrow: baldness and beards cut off, putting on sackcloth, wailing loudly from the top of their homes to the middle of the street, and crying.

     Why are they so sorrowful? They’re going to be destroyed by our Father and no amount of wailing or crying is going to stop Him from doing that.

     Going up to a false temple to worship false gods is the reason for their destruction.

     How are you and your church doing? Do they teach the Word of God there, by chapter and verse, like we’re doing here, or is it some nonsense, from the preacher, about how much better you can be as a human being?

     How much did you learn and retain and were you able to apply that to the relationship that you should have with our Father and our Lord, the last time you sat in that pew?

     “But you don’t understand, brother, I have JESUS AS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR.”

     Well, He sure would like to be but if the only verses that you know from the bible are Psalms 23, literally read at every funeral in this country, or John 3:16, on many billboards along the highways throughout this country, then why would you call Him your Savior?

     You don’t know jack about Him or what He has spoken or what the Father did back in the Old Testament. You don’t know anything about the future because you’ve never read the book of Revelation, you don’t know how to heal the sick in your family because you’ve never read the book of James.

     So I’ll ask you: WHY SHOULD HE SAVE YOU? What have you done that merits you going into the eternity instead of the Lake of Fire?

     With your lack of biblical knowledge, you will certainly fall for the lies of Satan/Antichrist, and with that you will certainly walk with Satan to that great lake of fire.

     And don’t rely on this nonsense of once saved, always saved because it does nothing more than give a false sense of security to the biblically ignorant. If you get saved and then think that you can live your life in any manner that you choose, you’ll probably go to hell with the rest of them.

     Getting saved is not a free ride. If you stand there on Judgment Day with a ton of unforgiven sin against your name in the Book of Life, you stand a pretty good chance of never seeing the eternity.

     Maybe you should have a talk with yourself real soon about your spiritual future.

     Isaiah 15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.

  • Heshbon – The capitol city of Sihon, King of the Amorites.

  • Elealeh – The ascending of God.

  • Jahaz – Trodden down.

     The people of Heshbon and Elealeh will be wailing so loudly that the people of Jahaz will be able to hear them. And Moab’s army will lay down their arms and cry with the rest of the people.

     His life shall be grievous unto him. He will wish that he were dead and Revelation gives us a really good example of how he will be feeling:

     Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. KJV

     They will have no choice but to endure it until the end. Father won’t let them do anything else.

     Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

  • Zoar – Smallness.

  • Luhith – Made of tables or boards.

  • Horonaim – Two caverns.

     My heart shall cry out for Moab. This is Isaiah speaking. Even he feels sorrow for Moab.

     An heifer of three years old. A figure of speech that means that they will flee with the vigor and vitality of a three-year old heifer.

     They will go up the slope to Luhith, crying as they go and on to Horonaim but there is no getting away from it.

     If you haven’t figured this out by now, the subject that our Father is talking about is the end times that we will face in our own generation. And you know what generation that is, don’t you? Of course, it’s the generation of the fig tree.

     It’s the generation that our Lord said would not pass away until all these prophesies were fulfilled:

     Luke 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

     Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. KJV

     When did this generation begin? In 1948 when Israel once again established her international borders and became a State once more.

     Isaiah 15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.

  • Nimrim – Limpid, clear waters.

     There’s a drought there, nothing but desolation. Their pure and clear water is gone. Even the grass has withered and died.

     Isaiah 15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.

     Because of the devastation of the land and all that they have gotten, over and above what is necessary to live, they will take to places better watered.

     Is the eternity not going to be better watered than this life in these bodies? Yep, it will.

     But there is something hidden in this verse: the brook of the willows is actually the valley of the Arabians and it doesn’t necessarily mean the Arab people but it means neither night nor day but at the end of the day.

     The end of this generation, this age, the human world in which we live. It’s the day of the Lord, the transition from this heaven/earth age to the Millennium.

     The physical valley of the Arabians is probably Wady-el-Ahsy between Kerek and Djebal. A Wady in Israel is a valley or a ravine, a low place where the water flows only when it rains. In this country we would call it a dry gulch. (Remember the old Western movies of the 1940’s and 1950’s?)

     They are going to take all that they have to a place where there is water, not the drought that they are now experiencing. Is a dry gulch going to be any better?

     Spiritually, we could relate this to a dry church, one where the Word of our Father is never taught, except on occasion, just like a Wady that only get rain or water on occasion.

     Isaiah 15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim.

  • Eglaim – Two ponds.

  • Beer-elim – Well of heros.

     All of the nearby towns of Moab are aware of what’s happening.

     Isaiah 15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land. KJV

  • Dimon – River bed.

     Have you noticed that these last four cities have a meaning related to water? Now you can see how important it is to understand what some of the names really mean. Is our Father trying to tell us something about our spiritual water?

     Our Father is going to bring it on and our Lord is going to end it.

     Watch the news some evening, and couple that with some of these prophesies of Isaiah, Hosea and others, and you will begin to understand that we are living in perilous times, both physically and spiritually.

     For almost eight years now we have had someone in the Oval Office that has done all he can to empower ISIS, not even calling them a terrorist organization. And when the highest official of the country of Jacob lies to the people about the dangers of the Kenites, it is truly a sign of the times.

 

 

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The Burden of Moab 

The Book of Isaiah

Chapter 15