"Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us." Isaiah 17:12-14
Much of this section of Isaiah reads like today's newspapers in so many ways. While some of the prophecies here have been fulfilled by the diaspora of Judah brought about by the Babylonian Captivity, they also parallel events today as the diaspora returning from the destruction of 70AD continues. Some of the prophecies of this section were never fully fulfilled after The Babylonian Captivity such as the oracle concerning the destruction of Damascus found in verse one of this chapter. "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Could we be near the fulfilling of this destruction? We certainly see how modern weapons systems such as nuclear weapons could bring this to pass. Let's look at some indicators from this portion of scripture to see if a massive war on the horizon could bring the fulfillment of this verse and section. Remember, unlike other so-called prophecies, the Bible has a 100 % accuracy rate; therefore, these things will happen? They seem to be looming on the horizon now!
Could it be close because Israel is back in the land as this section of Isaiah describes? "For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land:" Isaiah 14:1 This is important. Most of the tribes had already been sent away from their land by the Assyrians before the Babylonian Captivity. They have not bee back in the land in a recognizable form since. The return from Babylon predominately set Judah back in their land but the lands of the Israelites were not restored to completion. Today, we have Israel returning to their land. Remember the articles recently about Manasseh? Lost Tribe of Manasseh Returns Home
Could it be close as we have Egyptians at each others throats? "And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom." Isaiah 19:2 We just watched events similar to those explained here on the nightly news and they are still continuing today.
Could it be a when the verses we began with from chapter 17 begin to unfold. Surely, there is a rushing of nations. There seems to be distress everywhere including the streets of our own nation. We had better be ready because there appears to be a rush towards war and rage while we clamor for peace and safety. The chapter ends not with safety but swift and sudden destruction.
Keep your eyes Christ-ward regardless!
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Israel and the Middle East
New Defense System Foils Anti-Missile Attack from Gaza - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
Iran Adopts Bill Clinton's 'New Middle East' Phrase - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
Americans: War is Coming, Cut Off Aid to Arabs - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
IDF Retaliates for Sabbath Rocket Attacks - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
Downturn in Jewish-Arab Relations in Israeli Cities - Inside Israel - Israel News - Israel National News ***
Iran: We Have the Right to be in the Mediterranean - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News
As In The Days Of Noah--Godlessness In The Last Days
British Doctors Told to Advise Women Abortion Safer Than Giving Birth - FoxNews.com Such a shame! This is the mindset of those who wish to willfully reject the Bible. They seek to push their godless agenda at all costs.
Homosexual America: Obama attacks nation's bedrock family values
U.K. High Court Upholds Bar on Christian Foster Parents over Homosexual Views, Christian News, The Christian Post ***** This will soon happen all around us!
Weird News--Rapture Cover-up?
FoxNews.com - 'UFO' Lights Up Brazil Skies