Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 21
This chapter will contain the last three Burdens of the seven. I know that chapter 22:1 has the word burden in it but that’s a mistranslation as it should be oracle. Since this will be all of the Burdens I want to emphasize, again, that our Father does not put burdens on His children. We put burdens on ourselves by not reading His Letter to us to find out what it is that He wants us to know as we go through this life.
And if we don’t know what He expects of us, naturally, we’re going to screw up a bunch, therefore, He gives us these seven burdens to illustrate to us some of the pitfalls that we can avoid if we simply read His book that was written to us and for us.
Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
How can there be a desert and a sea together? Basically, it’s a reference to Babylon but when the river Euphrates overflowed her banks, because the land is so flat, the water would spread out for miles giving the impression of a sea.
This over-flow water made the area extremely fertile and made for good crops until Semiramis built huge dams across the river. Later, under Cyrus, those dams were removed and the natural flooding once again fertilized the ground.
The flooded area was also called the Egyptian Sea.
✡ Whirlwinds = Storms.
✡ Desert = Negev Desert.
Babylon means confusion and that’s what the world is deeply engrossed in right now, thanks to the teachers that are employed by Satan. Keep them stupid and they’ll believe almost anything. Especially keep the preachers spinning this yarn about the fly-away doctrine and the rapture theory, although recently the rapture theory has been renamed or rebranded as a doctrine. Rapture doctrine. Makes it seem more legitimate to the doubters sitting in the pews out there.
Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
This vision is declared unto who? Unto Isaiah. Father is going to show Isaiah something important in a vision. And the vision is grievous to Isaiah which means that it scared Isaiah. It was going to be severe.
✡ Grievous = OT:7186 qasheh (kaw-sheh'); from OT:7185; severe (in various applications):
✡ Root Word = OT:7185 qashah (kaw-shaw'); a primitive root; properly, to be dense, i.e. tough or severe (in various applications):
In this vision, given by our Father, Isaiah sees himself saying: Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media;. It is foretelling of the invasion of the Medo-Persians on Babylon.
Isaiah 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
Isaiah is lamenting the fall of Babylon, in this vision. He really shouldn’t because Babylon has brought this on themselves but he feels the belly pains of a woman giving birth.
When you leave our Father out of your life you go into self-destruct mode because there will be no council from the Father and Satan will be dancing circles around you while he fills your head with doubt and a little seed of doubt is all it takes for most people.
Satan doesn’t have to convince you that the rapture theory is true, he simply has to place doubt in your mind as to whether our Father is true or not.
Isaiah 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
This vision is making Isaiah’s mind wander, vacillating from one side to the other and he has no peace, no peaceful dreams this night.
A lot of people are like that today. They are not educated to the point where they can pick one side over the other. Hell, they can’t even serve a hamburger at McDonald’s the way you wanted it much less choose our Father over Satan or vice versa.
“Well, my momma loved Jesus and so do I.”
And that is the extent of their knowledge. I mean, momma might be as dumb as a french fry as well.
Isaiah 21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
Prepare the table. There will be a feast in Babylon because Cyrus has destroyed the dams. What they don’t know is that the Persians will use the channel of the Euphrates to enter in among them.
Isaiah 21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
In this particular verse, the watchman is supposed to be looking for the enemy. The lesson that our Father wants us to take from this is that everyone that loves and follows the Lord God Almighty is supposed to be a watchman as well. Watching for what?
Watching to see if your preacher is teaching the truth of our Father’s Word. If he’s not, get your butt out of there.
Watching to see if this Passover is the one in which the Antichrist will appear in Jerusalem on Mount Zion. At the time of this writing, it was not, so another year must pass before we have the five-month tribulation period of Antichrist begin.
If you don’t understand what I just said, then you are in a great deal of trouble. Spiritually. Either you don’t care or you were never taught.
Simply put, our Lord was not born on the 25th of December, that was the day of His conception. His birth was nine months later in September, around the time of the Feast of Tabernacles and if you dispute that you are REALLY in spiritual trouble.
He was crucified and died on or around the Feast of Passover. From His death at Passover to His birth on the Feast of Tabernacles is a five-month period. The allotted time that our Father gives Satan/Antichrist to work his delusions and deceive the entire world.
If you’re not a watchman for that time period, you will probably be deceived by Satan/Antichrist.
Isaiah 21:7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
Who are these people? The Medes and the Persians. Here they come.
Isaiah 21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
And he cried, A lion: My lord is a very bad translation. It should read:
And he cried, AS a lion: My Lord.
An actual lion was not involved in this.
Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
In that verse you have the reason for the destruction and fall of Babylon: worshipping graven images and not our Father.
If there is one common thread or theme that runs through the bible, from beginning to end, it’s that our Father does not like for us to put our love and trust into something other than Him, something that cannot move or speak on its own. IDOLS. Whatever form, shape or color they may come in.
A piece of wood or stone cannot create something. You can cover it with gold or silver and it still cannot create something. Wood or stone or gold or silver cannot return love.
Piles of money, expensive designer clothes, cases of caviar and 30-year-old scotch cannot return love nor give it.
Preachers with lying tongues and pews filled with self-righteous so-called Christians, most of them knowing EXACTLY what they’re doing, CHOOSING to ignore the Father and striving for/worshiping material things rather than doing the things that make Him happy.
For Him to have created this marvelous universe, so large and extensive that we can’t even find the end or edge of it and having us try to take that glory away from Him, having scientists telling everyone that the universe happened on its own, an explosion of a piece of molecular matter no bigger than three millimeters across goes beyond being a travesty. It goes way beyond human stupidity.
It is conscious, reckless, self-centered egotism. It’s telling our Father to go screw Himself because we know more than He does.
If I were the one with these creative powers and I saw how my human creation acted towards me, I’d have killed off every human being on the surface of this earth centuries ago.
Isaiah 21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
A threshing floor is where you separate the good from the bad. It usually refers to grain but our Father is using it to illustrate what He’s going to do to these people. Again. Why is He angry with them? They worship idols and not him.
Isaiah 21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night?atchman, what of the night?
✡ This is the 6th burden.
✡ Dumah was the son of Ishmael; Ishmael was the son of Abraham by Hagar, his Egyptian wife. Abraham fathered the sons who would grow up and create the Arab nations that we see in the Middle East today. Different families. Different tribes.
Dumah is short for Idumea and its akin to Edom; Edom, in the Hebrew, meaning red and if you have any wisdom it will lead you to the nation of Russia, originally settled by the children of Esau.
✡ Seir, by the same token, means hairy or shaggy, which is the first thing that Abraham noticed about his son as he lay on his deathbed, that Esau’s arms were very hairy. Seir is Esau’s inheritance.
Isaiah 21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.
You can inquire all you want but it’s over, as far as our Father is concerned. What’s gonna happen is gonna happen.
Isaiah 21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
✡ This is the 7th and last burden.
The final burden that people bring upon themselves and the subject is Arabia….Ishmael.
Dedanim is an offspring of Abraham and Ketura, his second wife. He got trapped in with Esau. Kind of doesn’t matter whom you travel with or whom you keep company with if you start believing what they believe.
The word Arab means neither day nor night. Neither light nor dark. It means the dusky part of the day, the close of the day.
Isaiah 21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.
✡ Prevented is a bad translation and it should read: they met and offered those that fled bread.
✡ Tema is a desert tribe that are the descendants of Abraham through Ketura and Ishmael.
Isaiah 21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
They were trying to leave the horror of war behind them.
Isaiah 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
According to the years of an hireling is a very specific length of time. A hireling is a laborer that is hired for a specific length of time to do a certain amount of work for about a penny a day in wages. He would not be paid until the job was completed so the end of the years was very important to the worker.
Isaiah 21:17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it. KJV
Father is going to kill off all their archers and mighty men, they are no match for Him. This was all predetermined by our Father for their disobedience to Him.
Learn from it. Live by His Commandments and you will feel a satisfaction that you may never have felt before.
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—5 May 2016—
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