The Song in Judah

The Book of Isaiah

Chapter 27

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     Isaiah 27:1 In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

     In that day….we continue with the period of judgment that began in 26:21. The day that the Lord returns to Mount Zion.

     In verse 1 we have the piercing serpent, the crooked serpent and the dragon. All three are references to Satan or Satan/Antichrist since this involves the end days. Some will tell you that these three aquatic animals represent foes of Israel: Assyria, Babylon and Egypt, but that gets too political for me and tells me nothing that will bring me closer to our Father or gives us additional information leading up to the five-month tribulation of Satan/Antichrist.

     We can find more names that Satan goes by in chapter 12 of Revelation:

     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

     The name dragon gets a real workout in that chapter used 8 times, and there’s no room for doubt that verse 1 is talking about Satan.

     The sword that our Father brings is His mouth, His words:

     Ref:  Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. KJV

     Isaiah 27:2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.

     Father is talking about the children that have loved Him throughout and He compares them to a vineyard and how He takes care of that vineyard is how He’s going to take care of His own. Father always takes care of those that love Him.

     How do you show Him that you love Him? By reading His Word. By studying His Word. By following His commandments. By trying to do what’s right. That’s called righteousness. Father loves righteousness.

     Satan cannot win when the Lord comes against him. He shrinks at the very sound of our Father’s voice.

     Isaiah 27:3 I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

    Do you know when this is going to happen? He’s going to watch over His very own during the time that He cleanses this earth of all that is vile and evil but He’s assuring right here that not one hair on your head will be moved out of place. When is He going to do the cleansing? On the Lord’s Day.

     Isaiah 27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

     He will not be angry with you any longer. He will tear the enemy up though.

     Isaiah 27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

     Let the enemy come with peace with Him and He will protect them as well. And if someone still chooses to be His enemy, then it’s going to be all over. Even Father’s enemies can have a change of heart and He will accept them into the fold without question.

     How would you become an enemy of our Father today? By loving the world more than you do Him:

     Ref:  James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. KJV

     You never want to be an enemy of our Father. Many do it in ignorance because they’ve never read the Word and if you have read the Word, remember how the enemies of Israel were treated back in the Old Testament. Wow. Don’t let His anger get close to me! DO NOT throw briars and thorns at Him.

     Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

     Jacob is the natural seed and Israel is the House of Israel. They are still split into two different houses: Judah and Israel. Israel shall blossom and bud because these are the ten northern tribes who were scattered across the globe and many of them loved our Father back then and many of them do even today.

     They fill the world with fruit because they try to spread the Word of God among others.

     Isaiah 27:7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?

     Has our Father smitten who? Jacob. That’s the subject. Has our Father smitten those that He used to chastise Israel as hard as He dealt with Israel?

     Father used other people and nations to go against Judah and Israel when He tired of them worshipping idols and pretty much ignoring Him. Then again, if whomever He used carried it too far, did He punish them as hard as He had the enemy punish Israel? Was it a measured response?

     Isaiah 27:8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

     The Hebrew word for measure is ce’ah and it was ¼ of a bushel. The phrase used was ce’ah by ce’ah, a measured response, not bringing the hammer down all at one time.

     Measure-- OT:5429 ce'ah (seh-aw'); from an unused root meaning to define; a seah, or certain measure (as determinative) for grain: KJV - measure.

     We are all Father’s children and He will chastise us when we go astray but He eases the blow many times because of His love for us. He knows that we’re all a bunch of screw-ups because that’s what the flesh and blood is but many times it’s a measured chastisement.

     Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

     By this therefore what? What’s the subject? Chastisement. All the false teachings of churches and men, it’s all going to be turned into chalk. Don’t forget where we are in time…this is the day of His return. EVERYTHING is going to be shaken up.

     This is all the fruit is the benefit brought on by the chastisement.

     He maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones. Remember the response by Christ when the Apostles ask Him what it will be like when He returns?

     Ref: Mark 13:2 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. KJV

     Turned into chalk and powder and dust.

     And if there was anything that really provoked our Father to great anger it was grove worshipping and pagan images. And I won’t go into a great deal of detail here but grove worshipping involved cutting down a tree, trimming off all the branches and shaping it to resemble the male phallus. Asherah.

     They even went so far as to put one in the Temple, just outside the Holy of Holies. After this day, things like that will never happen again.

     Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

     The defenced city shall be desolate. Many people think that this is Babylon but it’s my opinion that it will be Jerusalem after Satan/Antichrist manifests himself. It will be desolate of truth.

     There shall the calf feed. With everything that is evil destroyed it will seem to be a vast pasture.

     Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

     Dead wood. Worthless. Our Father is the one that pruned them off. We’re talking about His vineyard, His people. The ones that never took the time to read or study, who loved that bass boat more than they loved eternity, they’re going to be burned up like the dead branches they are.

     Why should He have mercy on them? They had an entire lifetime of chances to get right with Him but the desire for the things of the world, and first and foremost, carnal knowledge of women, blinded them to the truth.

     No, He will show them no favor. What did it say in the last chapter? You can show mercy to the wicked but it will not change the way they live.

     Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

     When the day of the Lord happens He will gather each one of His faithful believers and followers. He’s not going to gather them nation by nation but rather one by one because He knows exactly who they are.

     Are you going to be one of them? I don’t believe that this day is all that far away. In any event, we are much closer now than we were a thousand years ago. Just using a little common sense, the end won’t come until every soul that He created, at that one point in time, that still resides in heaven, will have to have been born in a flesh and blood body and entered into this earth age.

     It’s my opinion that Satan is using his followers in the Middle East, the Kenites, to create havoc and murder and torture and death on a larger scale than has been seen in recent times. The dregs that have been released from heaven are some of the individuals that are ISIS sympathizers. These may be the ones creating the terror in Germany, France and other places around the world.

     Wannabe’s with a mental problem? Or crazed with hatred. I like the second choice.

     There’s no stopping this assault and don’t kid yourself…this is an assault against our Father’s children. You could call this a religious war but I don’t think that description fits because it’s all one-sided. There are not two separate fronts fighting against each other.

     It’s simply Satan’s children massacring our Father’s children because Satan knows the score as well as we do. Perhaps this is one final assault before the Lord does return. Sure, it may go on for a few more years but then Satan will be locked away in the abyss for the next thousand years and this could be his final war before humanity ceases to exist because when the Lord does return, we’ll all be changed into our spiritual bodies and Satan has no more power. At least not until the Millennium is over and then he’ll have another five-months to do his final tempting.

     When the president says that we’re winning the war against ISIS he’s just speaking empty words because, as a Muslim himself, he knows the situation all too well. Over the last eight years he has repeatedly done everything he could to enhance the power of Iraq, Iran and Syria.

     Is he a part of our Father’s plan to weaken America so that all countries have equal footing when sitting at the world conference table? The absence of a super-power fits all too well into the equation.

     The news media are flat-line brain dead, simply repeaters of the government lies, spokesmen for the politicians that don’t understand diddly-squat.

     Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem. KJV

     That great trumpet is the seventh angel blowing the seventh trumpet and what happens then?

     Ref:  Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. KJV

     If there was ever a time to take things more seriously than wondering what’s on TV tonight, it would be to get down on your knees, beg our Father’s forgiveness, and start understanding that there are life-changing events about to occur in the not-so-distant future.

     If you don’t GET IT right now, Satan is going to have a lot of fun with you in the near future and when you finally wake up and realize what’s going on, it will be far, far too late.

     You still have time, don’t waste it. Read and study our Father’s Word. Prepare yourself.

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—26 July 2016—

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