Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 24

The Book of Isaiah

Chapter 24

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Israel--Judgment and Mercy

     Before we start this chapter I just wanted to get a few thoughts passed on from me to you. If you stand out in your yard on any given night, you’ll probably see some stars and a couple of planets, usually Venus or Mars or Pluto; you can see the broad belt of space that we live in, called the Milky Way, and my question is: what do you think is going to happen to all that when we get into the eternity?

     Do you think that eternity is somewhere waaaaaay out there? Nope. It’s going to be right here on earth. Well, what about the Millennium? Waaaaaay out there somewhere? Nope. It will be right here on this planet, this earth as will.

     If we think about it, why would our Father go to such trouble to create all that we see around us and then destroy it when human life is over? There you have it….He’s NOT going to destroy ANY of it.

     Space, or the heavens, will remain exactly as they have been for billions of years. This earth, however, will go back to a state that it was in before He created mankind. How is all this going to play out?.

     This planet will remain in this same condition during this life AND our spiritual life during the Millennium, the next 1000 years after our Lord returns. But after that time is over and we go into the Eternity the surface of this earth will revert back to the way it was in the first heaven/earth age. Before Satan’s war.

     Still beautiful. It was plush and full of life. You and I, in our spiritual bodies, of course, walked around on this earth back then but Father won’t allow us to remember any of that. We start fresh and clean in these earthly bodies.

     No bad weather. Constant, pleasant temperatures across the globe. Nothing that threatens or interrupts peace. Our Father was ever present back then and we all sang with joy every day.

     Think about that, wouldn’t you want to enjoy something like that forever? Sometimes you just have to take a break from daily life, pull your nose away from the grindstone and look at the big picture once in a while. Have something to look forward to. It’s all yours to enjoy if you want it.

     Alright. This chapter 24 could be called the Apocalypse of Isaiah. It is written in a language that is common and still gets it said pretty well.

     The final judgment and mercy.

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

     Can you imagine if that were literally true? People flying around, being tossed up and down. Standing here one moment and a mile away the next. Of course it’s not true but there is a shaking coming.

     I like the way our Father says He’s going to empty the earth….the word in the Hebrew is baqaq:

       Empty = OT:1238 baqaq (baw-kah'); a primitive root; to pour out, i.e. to empty, figuratively, to depopulate; by analogy, to spread out (as a fruitful vine):

     I want to point out something with the words used in that verse. Empty, waste, upside down, and scattered. These four words are known as a synonymia which means the repetition of words similar in sense but different in sound and origin.

     Why is this figure of speech, synonymia, important to us? Because the use of several synonyms put together amplifies or explains a given subject or term. It’s a kind of repetition that adds emotional force or intellectual clarity.

     In this particular case it would represent turmoil and change.

     You should also note that it did not say created this way but He subsequently made it that way.

     There you have the formal meaning of a synonymia.

     This is the common explanation:

     Baqaq comes from the meaning of a Hebrew word of ancient times. When you take a jug and it’s full of water and you turn it over to empty it out, what kind of sound does it make? Buka, buka, buka, buka, like a bottle emptying out, that’s what the Hebrew word is so that you really get the picture.

     Father is going to empty out the earth and only that which is on the rock, the solid rock, the real rock, that’s to say, Christ, will stay. Everything else is going to be reshaped, revamped, during the Millennium or it’s going into the Lake of Fire. And we’re talking about souls here, not the terra firma.

     That’s what this verse leads into, the great shaking, the great correction of the great book of Revelation, the Apocalypse. There’s going to be a cleansing.

     Isaiah 24:2 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 lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.

     We have another figure of speech in this 2nd verse: people/priest; servant/master; maid/mistress; buyer/seller. It’s called a simile and it means a resemblance or declaration that one thing resembles another.

     Now, I didn’t point out these two figures of speech to demonstrate to you how intelligent I am but because of what the Lord said in Matthew 7:24  (Although I do think that I’m smarter than the average bear.)

     Ref--  Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: KJV

     What verse 2 is saying is that it doesn’t matter who you are, who you are has nothing to do with it when our Father empties out, it’s what you’ve done. Let’s look at Revelation 6:15-16 to see a parallel to Isaiah, both books reflecting the thought and sense of the Apocalypse:

     Ref--  Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

     Ref--  Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: KJV

     I’ve quoted verse 16 more than a few times to demonstrate the embarrassment people will feel when they see that they have been conned by Satan/Antichrist. Embarrassment doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling deep within their stomachs. The feeling of dread nearly paralyzes the mind.

     Don’t let yourself get caught in that situation. You can make sure that it won’t starting today, starting right now, because if you’re reading this you have made that first step in understanding our Father’s Word.

     Isaiah 24:3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word.

     Our Father has a little bit of a sense of humor because utterly emptied, utterly spoiled gives a little rhyme in the Hebrew. For utterly emptied it goes hibbok tibbok; for utterly spoiled it goes hibboz tibboz.

     He’s going to clean it out, empty it out and straighten it out. It’s going to be a great place to live after that. Everything is going to be just fine.

     Isaiah 24:4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

     Father is hitting us with a lot of interesting word patterns in this chapter:

     Mourneth/fadeth, languisheth/fadeth, haughty/languish, earth/world/earth. Plus, we have the land, the earth and the world. Are any of these words of major importance to us? Yep, remember that this chapter is just like and contains, for the most part, the same end-of-times information that Revelation gives us.

     Land and earth are from the same Hebrew word ‘erets:

 

     ✡  OT:776 'erets (eh'-rets); from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):

     While the word world comes from the Hebrew word tebel

     World - OT:8398 tebel (tay-bale'); from OT:2986; the earth (as moist and therefore inhabited); by extension, the globe; by implication, its inhabitants; specifically, a partic. land, as Babylonia, Palestine:

     ✡  Root Word - OT:2986 yabal (yaw-bal'); a primitive root; properly, to flow; causatively, to bring (especially with pomp): KJV - bring (forth), carry, lead (forth).

     World, as it is used here, means the inhabitable world or the world in relation to “God-opposed world power”, as from the people of the land.

     The haughty people of the earth do languish.  literally, the height of the people of the earth. Also including world powers of nations and such. Presidents, PM’s, Kings, dictators and such. Even today it is corrupt, immoral, unethical and dishonest, to use just a few descriptive adjectives.

     This is what our Father is going to pour out; He’s going to do away with them. There’s no way that they will ever fall to their knees and ask our Father for forgiveness. In fact, just the opposite will happen: they will succumb to the lies of Satan/Antichrist, the promise of more power than they ever expected or hoped to have, will be a temptation that is too strong to turn down or walk away from.

     And they will fall into line just like our Father said that they would, here and in Revelation. The one-world political system, the basis of which is already set up, that Satan/Antichrist will use against the Saints. Our Father’s loyal children.

     Let’s read a couple of verses from Revelation:

     Ref--  Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

     Ref--  Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: KJV

     Why? Because they believed the lies of Satan/Antichrist and not our Father. Don’t let yourself get caught in that situation. You can make sure that it won’t starting today, starting right now, because if you’re reading this you have made that first step in understanding our Father’s Word.

     And don’t stop studying, whether it be from me or by yourself or by some other teacher. It takes time to build a foundation that will stand up under Satan/Antichrist’s assault of lies.

     Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

     This is specifically talking to people like you and I. We are the inhabitants thereof. What is sin? Sin is to transgress the law, to break it. Without the law given to us by our Father we would all be living like barbarians and heathens.

     The law is good. It gives us a definable path to walk throughout this life and when we wander off of that path we break the law, commit sin, and blackness begins to cover our soul. Figuratively speaking, of course. But our Father DOES see it that way.

     What is this everlasting covenant? The moral laws, positive statutes, and national covenant, designed to be forever between God and us, given to Israel originally but meant for the entire population of the world. Forever. It’s not changeable.

     But humankind DID change the law. They told us that December 25th was the day that Christ, the Savior, was born. It is not. The true date is September, on or about the 25th.

     They told us that Passover was a Jewish holiday so we’ll celebrate Easter instead because we’re not all Jews. Wrong. Easter is a holiday dedicated to a Phoenician, pagan, fertility goddess. Oh sure, they celebrate the day that He rose from the dead but they also include the pagan practices of coloring eggs and having an Easter bunny.

     Quick like a bunny. Turning their faces towards the sun for Easter morning worship services and these preachers make it sound and look so religious.

     The reason that they obscure the true dates of the birth and death of our Lord is to confuse us to the point that we’ll never figure out that that time period between Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles is the exact length of time that our Father allows Satan/Antichrist to deceive His lazy, spiritually uneducated, slothful children. Five months.

     Don’t let this word defiled mislead you:

       Defiled = OT:2610 chaneph (khaw-nafe'); a primitive root; to soil, especially in a moral sense:

     This world has been defiled by the lies of Satan, picked up and preached on by the church hierarchy and followed by the general membership. If the congregation can follow the lies of Satan so strictly then why can’t they do the same with the laws of God?

     Two words: lazy and stupid. You would think that Satan is a better poker player than our Father by the number of souls that he’s deceived but it’s all a part of God’s Plan. Don’t worry. He knows what’s going on.

     And the judgment hammer is fixin’ to fall shortly. He’s going to knock that pin out that’s holding the gate closed and empty it all out.

     Isaiah 24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

     The lies have devoured the earth and the people that dwell therein are hollow, spiritual shells of what they should or could be. This word desolate usually means deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness but here it means guilty.

       Desolate - OT:816 'asham (aw-sham'); or 'ashem (aw-shame'); a primitive root; to be guilty; by implication to be punished or perish:

     And perish they will.

     Who are these few men left? This word men is not gender specific, it means all mankind, male and female. They are our Father’s Election and right here is a good place to point out one of the reasons that He will not allow us to remember the events that took place in the first heaven/earth age.

     If some of us KNEW that we stood tall with the Father, if some of us knew that we were a part of His Election, because of our human frailties, we would probably boast about it, belittle others for not achieving the same status and so on.

     No, we’re brought into this age totally ignorant of past actions.

     It wasn’t necessary for you to have stood before the Father, with sword and shield, bloody and wounded from the battle, to be one of His Election. Not today. Simply understanding His Word and knowing that Satan/Antichrist comes before the true Christ will get it done.

     I know that it’s difficult to find time during the day to really study and get deep into the Scriptures and if these local preachers would have done what they were supposed to be doing, digging into the Scriptures THEMSELVES and passing that knowledge on to the congregation, there would be a lot more people saved during the end-time.

     But THEY didn’t and YOU didn’t but others DID, and they try to pass this knowledge that the Holy Spirit has given them to others. Sadly, not too many people want to hear it. It’s too restrictive. It tramples on their rights as a human being. They enjoy having some idiot tell them that it’s going to be alright because they’re going to be raptured ’outta here before anything bad happens to them.

     Isaiah 24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.

     There is no wine to party with, there are no smiles on their faces.

     Isaiah 24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

     There’s no one to play the drums and the harp any more. Here it is again in Revelation:

     Ref--  Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; KJV

     Why have the parties stopped and everyone is so somber? The end is near; the pouring out is about to begin.

     “Well, when, exactly, is all this going to happen?”

     At the end of the five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist, on the Lord’s Day. The day that He returns and the pouring out begins immediately.

     Isaiah 24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

     What IS left to drink will make them sick when they do. Why? Spiritual fear, and not your regular spiritual fear, but a BAD spiritual fear. The kind that makes you feel sick to your stomach. They've ignored the condition of their soul to the point that it could not be seen in a dark room. There is no light in it. It's spiritually dead. And now they realize just what it is that they have done to themselves. They've just committed spiritual suicide.

     Don't do that to yourself. There's still some time left.

     Isaiah 24:10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

     There’s something really unusual in this verse and it concerns the word confusion. Usually confusion is translated as babel or Babylon but in this verse the Hebrew word is tohuw.

      Confusion - OT:8414 tohuw (to'-hoo); from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain: KJV - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

     Why is it a worthless thing? Because of Satan’s lies. Because of people BELIEVING Satan’s lies.

     What city is being talked about here? Jerusalem, where Mount Zion sits. It’s going to be defiled when Satan/Antichrist stands there telling the entire world that he is Jesus Christ and he is here to save the world. It’s going to happen. That’s why it’s called prophesy.

     Isaiah 24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

     They’re crying for things to return to normal; the way they used to be. Languishing in sin, lies and deception was a pretty good ride for them. It was easy, didn't require them to read or study, just sit there in the pew and listen to some dead-head speak the words that no one hears.

     Isaiah 24:12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

     What city? Jerusalem. What does this gate mean? Well, it’s not something that you lock to keep the cows from running around loose, it’s the judgment gate. A place where judgment is dispensed. In some places in the Manuscripts (MSS) it’s called the pavement.

     It was a place where people were tried and sentenced but here it says that it is smitten with destruction. What does that mean? Well, today it means that some ‘ole boy can go out and murder five people and get life in prison. Years ago life meant about seven years to serve.

     A couple of months ago, up in Atlanta, they injected two death-rowers but it's rare for this to happen around the country. And the real bitch of it is that normal people, like you and I, are praying that they get the kool-aid! I'm going to paraphrase our Father here but He said to kill them and send them back to Him and these things will cease from happening to you.

     It’s the corruption of liberal judges in this country today. Our justice system is out of whack. Nothing makes sense anymore. And our Father makes it very, very clear that if you kill someone intentionally, with premeditation, you are supposed to be killed. Same goes for rape.

     But, here again, our Father’s law doesn’t mean anything to anybody anymore. They make up their own laws. Today the perpetrator of the crime has more rights than the victim.

     Isaiah 24:13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

     How do you get the olives off of the olive tree? You beat the tree. Shake it. Make those puppies fall to the ground. That’s what the Father says He’s going to do with this world. He’s going to shake it up.

     Now, for the rest of this chapter you should keep in mind that if you’re doing things our Father’s way, you have nothing to worry about. Remember when you were a kid and your sister screwed up and you didn’t, what a good feeling it was to know that someone else is going to get the punishment?

     Isaiah 24:14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

     Who are the they in this verse? They are the people that are left after the tribulation of Satan/Antichrist is over. Remember what happens then? Yep, it’s the Lord’s Day. But these people are known as His remnant or His Election.

     The cleaning out has happened. The pouring out has happened.

     What is this sea? In prophesy, the word sea always means people and I’ll tell you where you can find that:

     Ref--  Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. KJV

     People from everywhere, from around the world.

     “Well, what is it that they’ll be singing?”

     They are singing the Song of Moses and you can find that in Deuteronomy, chapter 32, telling you everything that’s going to happen.

       Essentially the Song of Moses says that if you are trying to be pleasing to our Father, even though we sin in these flesh and blood bodies, He counts it as being perfect. I’ve heard that some people have memorized each verse in that song but I think it’s impossible for me to do that. I can hardly remember what I had for breakfast or even if I even HAD breakfast.

     But it’s not necessary to memorize it. Read it a few times, get familiar with it and our Father…..what did I say a minute ago?......He will count it as perfect!

 

     What I’m about to tell you is my own opinion but I believe that if you read the Scriptures in this life, you put those words in your brain and even if you don’t remember them now, I believe that those words will flood your mind when we transition into our spiritual bodies.

     But the thing is that you have to read those Scriptures while in this life, this mortal body, you cannot wait until the change is made to the spiritual and then try to read them. You have to do it today.

     Now, some people like to boast that they have read the entire Bible, cover to cover, and I think that they do it to make themselves look important. The caveat is that you have to read WITH UNDERSTANDING for it to mean much to our Father. This isn’t a Tom Clancy novel.

     Isaiah 24:15 Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

     You can translate that word fire as light and it has a better meaning.

       Fires = OT:217 'uwr  (ore); from OT:215; flame; hence (in the plural) the East (as being the region of light):KJV - fire, light. See also OT:224.

     ✡  Root Word = OT:215 roa 'owr (ore); a primitive root; to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically):

     Glorify the name of the Lord along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. You could even translate isles of the sea as in the regions of morning light.

     Isaiah 24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

       Leanness = OT:7334 raziy (raw-zee'); from OT:7329; thinness: KJV - leanness.

       Root Word = OT:7329 razah (raw-zaw'); a primitive root; to emaciate, i.e. make (become) thin (literally or figuratively):

     Those who have dealt treacherously as to their covenant with God shall be in just retribution given up to the godless foe, who shall deal treacherously with them.

     If God Himself, sends you a letter, which is what this Word is, and you refuse it and would rather listen to some repetitive crap from some pulpit, saying that God told him this and God told him that, when God didn’t send them or talk to them, you are on a highway to hell.

     You have the Letter. Always compare what man says to the Book. If it’s not in the Book then it’s fake, it’s not real.

     This is saying kind of my pain, my pain and it is kind of a pain when you look around and you see people suffer with Satan/Antichrist soon to appear and he will appear in this chapter, he does deal treacherously. Why? He claims to be Christ.

     And do you know what his message will be? He’s come to rapture you away and he comes at the 6th Trump when the true Christ comes at the 7th. Any child can read and understand that, in the Apocalypse so you would be on a road to hell if you were misled by him.

     Isaiah 24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

     But it’s not on you, because you know the snare, you know the pit and you’re not afraid. This is kind of a rhyme in the Hebrew and this is given with great emphasis. Fear, the pit and the snare.

     In the Hebrew, the words fear, pit and snare, are a synonymia and paronomasia, it is not a play on words because this is given for great and solemn emphasis. The three Hebrew words are paphad, vapahath, and happa vappaph and they translate into English as scare, lair, and snare. Notice that the sounds are very similar.

     What it implies is if you fear, rather than revere, meaning to love, if you don’t love the Father and you fear Him and you involve yourself in the ways of the world, there’s no escape, you’re going to fall into the pit and if you happen to be lucky enough to make it back out of the pit, the snare, the trap, is gonna get you.

     Isaiah 24:18 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 from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

     Not only on earth but in heaven also. God tells you in the New Testament, in Hebrews 12:26…hey! I’m going to do it again. Only this time I’m not only going to shake earth at Satan’s first rebellion, I’m going to shake heaven also.

     That’s what those from on high, that means the false messiah, as it is written in Revelation 12:7 that Satan and his angels are cast out onto this earth and all 7000 of them, the fallen angels, Nephilim, die in the streets of Jerusalem at the sounding of the 7th trump when Christ returns.

     Ref--  Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. KJV

     Not Satan but the 7000 angels. But those from on high are going to deceive. Why? Because a lot of people are not going to understand that these angels are NOT FROM God. Even though they’re supernatural they’re NOT FOR God.

     When those from on high, the kings of both Satan and the kings of the earth, they’re going to take advantage of people if you allow it.

     Isaiah 24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

     What did He say that He was going to do? It’s tottering, is what it says. The whole government system is going down the tube. Why? Because the King of Kings is going to return. The Lord of Lords, there’s no other government than His when He walks this earth.

     Satan will still make an attempt at the end of the Millennium but it’s clean broken down. This is what God said…He’s going to pour it out and just like an old dish, He’s going to take lye soap and He’s going to clean that thing out and dump her out.

     There is not room for anything that is displeasing to God so that would be a time that you would really want to consider and take inventory. As the chapter before this said: do not leave God out of your life.

     You know, they prepared for war, they hauled in water, they built up all the places that were broken down in the walls but they didn’t ask God, they didn’t seek God, they left God out of it all, they never sought council from Him. And He doesn’t like it. Don’t leave Him out of your life.

     Isaiah 24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

     We’re simply talking here about the world political system. If we were to say “cosmos” in the Greek that means the habitation and the government thereof. Not the terra firma, not the earth, not the dirt. But that one-world political system is going down the tubes and even he, Satan, the false christ that tries to add on to it, he will go into the pit as well.

     The pit and the snare are going to grab him, by Michael.

     Isaiah 24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

     That means in heaven, that means the spurious messiah and the fallen angels that come with him, as it is written in Revelation 12:9.

     Ref--  Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. KJV

     Not only the kings that come with Satan but the kings of the earth, meaning earthly, political figures, figureheads and the one-world system is just going to go down.

     This should remind you of Revelation 9, where you’re given, even in the English, you’re given Satan’s name in the Greek and in the Hebrew:

     Ref--Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. KJV

     Greek = Apollyon.

     Hebrew = Abaddon.

      Abaddon = NT:3 Abaddon (ab-ad-dohn'); of Hebrew origin [OT:11]; a destroying angel:

      Apollyon = NT:623 Apolluon (ap-ol-loo'-ohn); active participle of NT:622; a destroyer (i.e. Satan):

     You cannot mess up, he’s going to be here for 5 months and it will be the time of the locust.

    “Well, when is that?”

     Well, they come out in May and stay through September, that cycle of the locust. God gives us these things that we know and understand through agriculture and horticulture, that’s why it’s a lot easier for people knowledgeable in these two areas to understand.

     In some cases, it’s easier to understand the Word of God because it was written by people that relate to that.

     Isaiah 24:22 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.

     They’re going to be found wanting. That is to say, the Great White Throne Judgment after the Millennium. Satan is cast into that pit, the abyss, if you wish to call it that, and he’s gonna be there for that….how long is the Lord’s day? How long is a day with God? You’ll read it in 2nd Peter 3:8:

     Ref--  2nd Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. KJV

     One day with God is 1000 years with man. Meaning the Lord’s Day is 1000 years long, or what we call, the Millennium. All that period of time Satan is going to be locked in the pit, the abyss, you can read of it in Revelation 20:1-3:

     Ref-- Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

     Ref--  Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

     Ref--  Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. KJV

     And at the end he’s going to be released for a short season. Why? Those that have been taught through the Millennium have to be tested. God doesn’t take anything for granted, I mean, you gotta earn it. That’s to say, people that never had an opportunity, never had a chance. Why? Because God loves them.

 

     How long is this short season? Five months.

     He wants them to have the truth and Satan will be released from that pit, not the Rephaim, not the ones that assisted in the first trip but there will still be some, in Revelation 20:10 that will still follow him.

     Ref--Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. KJV

     They will follow him and come against God, would you believe that? Well, if you know people today I guess it’s not too hard to understand. What it’s saying is that even at the end of the Millennium there’s going to be some found wanting.

     And that’s real sad because they will have had 1000 years of being present with the Lord, to know He is real and if they can’t come around after that, then they deserve to go to hell.

     Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. KJV

     Ancients, that means the elders and after the overthrow of the world-kingdoms, the Lord of hosts shall be set up with a splendor exceeding the light of the sun and moon under the previous order of things.

     What a fantastic chapter. I really love to do prophesy of the end times because it’s the next big spiritual event, if I can use that word, in our lives and I sure hope that I’ll still be among the living when it all comes down.

     To stand there with your mouth open in awe at the magnitude of the spiritual events unfolding right before our eyes, knowing with a surety, that we are protected from all harm.

     I wonder if our Father includes heart attack prevention as well.

 

 

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