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The Book of Isaiah

Chapter 25

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     This chapter is a continuation of the Apocalypse of Isaiah and it begins with Isaiah praying and honoring our Father:

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

     Father is faithful in executing the things that He says He will execute. He doesn’t change His mind; He takes no council from men, although Abraham debated with the Father just before He unleashed destruction on Sodom and Gomorrah but it was a losing debate from the get-go because there wasn’t even one righteous man within these cities.

     Isaiah 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

     The city of Babylon was an actual city ruled over by Nebuchadnezzar but spiritually, Babylon is always associated with Satan and his plan to destroy the souls of our Father through babel and confusion. It shall never be built completely, this spiritual city, because our Father won’t allow it.

     But it exists just the same. Satan is never going to build anything. Satan/Antichrist is never going to build anything.

     This word strangers means foreigner:

     --Strangers - OT:2114 zuwr (zoor); a primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery:

     Babylon was the capitol of the metropolis of the pagan world. Spiritual Babylon will be destroyed by our Lord on the Lord’s Day and the description of how it will look and be, comes from Isaiah 13 and it portrays an emptiness that will never be filled again:

     Ref--Isaiah 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

     If you remember what our Father did to Sodom and Gomorrah, He’s going to do the same thing to Babylon.

     Ref--Isaiah 13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

     Ref--Isaiah 13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

     Ref--Isaiah 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged. KJV

     That is what Satan tried to build. Spiritually, this is how it’s going to end up.

     Isaiah 25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

     The Persians were a strong and terrible people but, under Cyrus, glorified God in causing the restoration of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem.

     The strong people glorify thee. That’s a reference to the Election of our Father.

     The terrible nations shall fear thee. Not Babylon but the countries around her. That were persecuted by her.

     Isaiah 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

     When the blast of the terrible ones….man, that sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it? Terrible ones. Well, let’s see what the Hebrew says:

    ✡--Terrible - OT:6184 `ariyts (aw-reets'); from OT:6206; fearful, i.e. powerful or tyrannical:

 

     ✡--Root Word - OT:6206 `arats (aw-rats'); a primitive root; to awe or (intransitive) to dread; hence, to harass:

     So the terrible ones are the tyrants that make life miserable for the people. But Isaiah is praising our Father for what He gives to wanting people. You’ll notice that it never says thou has been a strength to the rich or a strength to those that have everything under the sun.

     Is it because the rich are too busy playing with their toys, they don’t feel that they need the Father? Or does one have to be poor and down and out before one’s thoughts turn to heaven?

     Or maybe because of this:

     Ref--Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

     Ref--Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. KJV

     Don’t ever get so separated from our Father that He gives up on you. You can give up on Him by woe to those that He gives up on.

     Isaiah 25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

     Let’s re-translate this into our words of today:as the heat in a dry land (is brought down by the shadow of a cloud, so) thou shalt bring down the triumphant shout (over their enemies) of strangers' (foreigners).” (JFB)

     Father can make your life a little easier at times, even something so simple as having a cloud hide the sun for a few minutes to give you some shade.

     This word branch doesn’t seem to fit in that verse but it does when you know what it means, and it doesn’t mean a part of a tree:

     --Branch - OT:2158 zamiyr (zaw-meer'); or zamir (zaw-meer'); and (feminine) zemirah (zem-ee-raw'); from OT:2167; a song to be accompanied with instrumental music: -psalm (-ist), singing, song.

 

     --Root Word - OT:2167 zamar (zaw-mar'); a primitive root [perhaps ident. with OT:2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; properly, to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i.e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music:

     The branch is the instrumental part to a song. There’s no joy there therefore there will be no singing. Why? The “emptying out” is fixin’ to happen and a lot of souls are not going to make it all the way into the eternity.

     Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people 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.

     What mountain? Mount Zion. Our Father is going to make a feast of some of the finest food and wine available. Wines on the lees are grapes that have been left on the vine a lot longer than the rest of the harvest. They are fatter, plumper and juicier than the others and it makes some fine sweet wine.

     Fat things are delicacies. Marrow is the choicest dainties. This would be a fine meal in this life but it’s a representation of our Father’s kingdom in the eternity, yet to be established.

     Mount Zion is represented in Jerusalem as the center seat of all nations, a part of the common countries. A very clear and distinct reference to the fact that we will not lose all of our heritage during the Eternity. All the ethnic nations will be there; among their own people; ruled over by their own kings and queens, in harmony with our Father as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

     That little King James bible that you keep tucked away in some dark drawer or closet will be there; the Apostles will be there; the Patriarch’s will be there; the prophets will be there and every living soul that overcame Satan and Satan/Antichrist in the end time, will also be there.

     The eternity is going to be full of fatness. How about you? Are you going to be there?

     Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

     It was common to place a veil over your face during times of grief, ashes on your head and such, but this is global.

     There were some that were so caught up in the lies of established religion that our Father said that if they want to believe a lie He’ll go ahead and let them by putting a veil over them so that they CANNOT see the truth until the Millennium begins.

     It's His protection over those souls that think that they're doing the right thing but, in fact, are not. These are the souls that the Millennium was created for. They will be taught the truth during that time.

     Ref--2nd Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

     Ref--2nd Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. KJV

     Another instance of a veil is in Revelation when the four angles were about to release the four winds from the four corners of the earth and another angel stopped them until 144,000 of the Jews had that veil removed and they could see the truth but until that time it will remain in place:

     Ref--2nd Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. KJV

     Meaning that when the books of the law are read, even today, they will still not recognize that the Messiah has indeed returned. How interesting is that? The very people of His heritage don’t believe that Jesus Christ was the true Messiah.

     But just before the end, 144,000 will have the seal of God placed in their mind; just before the Lord’s Day. That veil will be removed.

     Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

     He will swallow up death in victory. Who is death? It’s Satan:

     Ref--Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. KJV

     Remember these verses?

     Ref--1st Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

     Ref--1st Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. KJV

     Satan may tempt us and we may give in and break one of our Father’s laws and commit a sin but there is no victory for Satan because of the Lord’s death on the cross.

     And the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces. Truly, my favorite verses in Scripture are in Revelation 21:4-5

     Ref--Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

     Ref--Revelation 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. KJV

     And the rebuke of his people….His people, the Jews of the Tribe of Judah, have had a rough time of it since day one but that will be gone in the Millennium and the Eternity.

     Isaiah 25:9 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 the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

     Father has had a core group of believers since the first heaven/earth age. They were justified then and they still are to this day. They are called His Election. There are only 7000 of them from way back then but they are the counterpart to the 7000 Nephilim, the fallen angels that followed Satan.

     You can be one of His Elect even today. How? By placing the Seal of God in your mind, your forehead. How do you do that? Stop believing all that junk from established religious churches, and understand that the first messiah is NOT the true Messiah, and you will not be deceived in these end times.

     Understand that there is no rapture coming, you’re going to be here when it all happens and you’re going to have to face it, like it or not. Wouldn’t you rather have our Father standing by you during this time rather than Satan/Antichrist?

     We have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord. Wait on Him, believe on Him. Then you’ve got nothing to worry about.

     Isaiah 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the Lord rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

     The hand of the Lord will rest on Mount Zion because this is His most favorite place on earth. This will be the seat of the Temple during the Millennium and this will be His seat during the Eternity.

     The reference to Moab takes every religious lie that Satan has ever put together, that preachers have relentlessly drummed into the minds of the congregation, told them that it is the truth and it will all be mixed with straw and bulls__t and turned into a dunghill.

     Isaiah 25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

     He will gather in His children as a swimmer moves his arms to swim. He spreads them wide open, open enough for ALL to come to Him

     Isaiah 25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust. KJV

     That would be Moab’s fortress. It represents the foes of our Father and that includes Babylon. The anti-Christian powers of the world are represented as a city as in Revelation 11:8:

     Ref--Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. KJV

     The city, of course, is Jerusalem and was, at times, as bad as Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact, although our Father loves this city, He gave her a certificate of divorce.

     And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city is reference to the Two Witnesses, the two Sons of Oil, who come into the picture 3 ½ days before our Lord returns during the 5-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist.

     The end time is coming and even people who aren’t religious can feel and sense it. Our Lord said that ALL prophesy will be fulfilled during the Generation of the Fig Tree, which began in 1948. Don’t let yourself get caught unawares.

     Our Lord and our Father have both warned us extensively that it is coming. There is no reason on earth for you to be unprepared.

     Read and study our Father’s Word. You can do it here if you like. Many people already do.

 

 

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