"Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it," Isaiah 13:9.
But before it is the end, the Lord will muster an army for battle, and that battle is on my friend.
First he wants you to be part of that army who will "Lift up a banner on the high mountain, Raise your voice to them; Wave your hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles," Isaiah 13:2. That banner is the good news of Jesus Christ that you and me have to bring to the nations.
He wants you to;
- Lift up a banner on the high mountain, i.e., to let our light so shine before all men.
- Raise our voice, i.e., preach, teach, proclaim the glad tiding of the kingdom of God to them.
- Wave our hands, i.e., direct people to salvation.
It is a command my friend, actually He said, "I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have also called My mighty ones for My anger - Those who rejoice in My exaltation." Isaiah 13:3. Preaching is not a choice, it is an order. We’ve no choice but to obey the orders.
After the gospel is preached then comes judgement; the wrath of the Lord; He will then destroy the whole land, and the prophet says, "Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty," Isaiah 13:6. It’s the Lord’s doing, his wrath and fierce anger will come on to the fallen angels and the lost souls. He said, "I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible," Isaiah 13:11. No one will escape God's judgement, each one of us, great or small.
I said the Lord will muster an army for battle, and we saw above how he wants us to be part of that army. But the second group here are His angels, "Who will not regard silver; And as for gold, they will not delight in it. Also their bows will dash the young men to pieces, And they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb; Their eye will not spare children," Isaiah 13:17-18. He said "I have also called My mighty ones for My anger - Those who rejoice in My exaltation." In the book of revelation we see these angels enacting
In the days of the Lord the end of the world is imminent, it's coming soon even on Babylon, "Her time is near to come, And her days will not be prolonged," Isaiah 13:22.
Babylon is the kingdom of this world, which the Lord will destroy. The king of Babylon is none other than the Lucifer the devil who "shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit," Isaiah 14:15.
But rejoice my friend, not because Satan is defeated, "that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."Luke 10:20.
John said, "And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely," Revelation 22:17.
The church is the bride saying, "Come!" And you who hears is saying the same, "Come!" He’s coming to give "you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve,"Isaiah 14:3.
More commentary on the book of Isaiah
- The word that I saw!
- Here am I! Send me!
- We’ve seen a great light!
- He will set up a banner for the nations!
- Hope in God!
- We are for signs and wonders!
- Woe to those who prophesy lies!
- He expects you to bring forth good fruit!
- You shall be redeemed!
- I’ve also called my mighty ones
- Such is our expectation
- A Lion, My Lord!
- The Serpent, Leviathan
God bless you,
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