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Background
The prophecies of Isaiah address the events just before the Second Coming and during the millennium and the events immediately after. This is the period known as "the Day of the Lord" (acharit hayamim).
Isaiah saw the capture of the ten northern tribes. He warns the last two tribes of Judah that the same fate awaits them when the king of Babylon emerges. This first desolation of the remnant of Israel is a blueprint of the final desolation of the earth at the end of time. His warning comes over 100 years before the destruction and it is a parallel of the preaching of Noah for 120 years before the flood and of the last message of the three angels which has now been preached for over 160 years.

The Prophet
Isaiah was another prophet whom God used as a billboard for the sins of the people. He walked around naked for three years.
The Naked Prophet. At that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet". And he did so going naked and barefoot. And the Lord said, "Even as My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and a token against Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt". (Isaiah 20: 2-4)

The Structure of Isaiah
Comparison
Revelation Isaiah Discussion
4-5 The throne of God 6 The throne of God The majesty of God
12-13Woman gives birth 7The virgin birth The birth and persecution of the church
8-10 The 3 woes 28-33 The six woes Judgment
17Babylon the Great 14 Satan, King of Babylon The eighth head of Babylon
16 The Plagues 24 The curse The curse covers the earth
18 Babylon falls 25Babylon falls Babylon falls
19 Second Coming 11Jesus the righteous judge The army of God comes
20 Millennium 26 The wicked and righteous dead Millennium
19-20 The serpent is destroyed 27The punishment of Leviathan The final destruction of Satan and the wicked

Chapter 1: The Destruction Of The Temple
Jewish tradition sees this chapter as a vision about the destruction of the temple, yet the word temple is never mentioned in the vision. It appears to be a prophecy about the destruction of the Messiah.
"Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up".
... But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
(John 2: 19, 21)
So, if one looks at it as a Messianic prophecy with the words of Jesus, one can see that it is about the destruction of the Messiah, the true temple of God.

Chapter 2: The Day Of Reckoning
On the day of reckoning, the righteous will seek to learn peace. But the sinner will become more wicked.
And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples. And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. And nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war. (Isaiah 2: 4)

The wicked will hide from the terror of that day.
Enter the rock and hide in the dust from the terror of the Lord and from the splendor of His majesty. The proud look of man will be abased and the loftiness of man will be humbled and the Lord alone will be exalted on that day. (Isaiah 2: 10-11)
And they said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand". (Revelation 6: 16-17)

Chapter 7: Immanuel Is The Sign
Ahaz, king of Judah, asked for a sign that will show that the two armies which threatened him would be defeated. We will assume that this prophecy was based on a local event even though we do not know who was the virgin. We only know that the desolated land, filled with weeds, briars and thorns, came after the Assyrian captivity. So God gave him a sign that will be fulfilled 750 years in the future, long after he is dead!
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. ... For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken. (Isaiah 7: 14,16)
However, the disciples applied this statement to Jesus.
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means: "God with us". (Matthew 1: 22-23)
But except for that single reference in Isaiah, the context seems to be unrelated to His birth and life. So let us see.

God With Us: The First Coming
Read chapter seven before continuing.

God With Us: The Second Coming

Chapter 8-9: Israel: A Light To The Nations.
During this day of reckoning Israel becomes a light to the nations for the second time.

Chapter 10-14: The Day Of The Lord.
The Destiny Of The Nations And The Exodus Of The Righteous.
The Second Exodus. Then it will happen on that day that the Lord will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And He will lift up a standard for the nations and assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11: 11-12)
According to Zechariah 12, at the end of time the nations will come to war against Israel and God will eventually fight against them. But this victory appears to come only after the Latter Rain.

Chapter 19: The Destiny Of Egypt, Syria And Israel.
This chapter is also a picture of the world at the end of time. The church has fled the north and are now in the south waiting for the Second Coming. The beast and his army have pursued them. Now the south is a mixture of the righteous and the wicked who are about to destroy them. At this point, the seven last plagues will fall.
Second Coming. Behold the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them. (Isaiah 19: 1)

» The Journey of the Wicked (Verses 1-17). The fortunes of Egypt mirror the fortunes of the wicked during the plagues.

» The Journey of the Righteous (Verses 18-25). In the last days, the journey of the righteous is depicted in many prophecies as an exodus on a highway from the king of the north all the way to the south, with the temple in the middle. This same experience is depicted in these words of Isaiah and is explained in more detail in the temple of Ezekiel.
People Assyria
Northern Tribes
Curses on Mount Ebal
North
Highway
South
Temple
Temple, priest
Shechem
Levites
People Israel (Inheritance)
City
Blessings on Mount Gerizim
-Shiloh
Southern Tribes
People Egypt
At the end of time the beast has an unholy union of three. Here, the righteous is also composed of three.
The Righteous Union of Three. In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians in Assyria and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth. whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance." (Isaiah 19: 23-25)

Chapter 11: Jesus Christ: The Righteous Judge
Isaiah predicts that the Messiah would be filled with the Spirit. This would manifest itself in certain gifts and characteristics. He would be obedient because of His love for God and He would have wisdom, knowledge and understanding. These characteristics make Him a righteous judge who judges by what He knows, not by the superficial things that He sees and hears.
The Son of David. The shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him. The spirit of wisdom and understanding. The spirit of counsel and strength. The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
The Righteous Judge. And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, and He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear. But with righteousness He will judge the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth.
The Avenger. And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
The Armor of God. Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt around His waist.
(Isaiah 11: 1-5)
This is Christ who comes with the armies of heaven on His white horse.
And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron, and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. (Revelation 19: 14-15)

Heaven. The next verses describe the peaceful kingdom in heaven.
And the wolf will dwell with the lamb and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them. (Isaiah 11: 6)

Chapter 13: The Fall Of Babylon
This chapter is the inspiration for the prophecies of Jesus in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. The prophecy was fulfilled in 539BC when the Medes and Persians conquered Babylon. But, as the end of time approaches and God uses these prophecies as patterns of the last war, we see that the army is from the "far country" in heaven.
The Army of God. I have commanded My consecrated ones. I have called My mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones to execute My anger. A sound of tumult on the mountains, like that of many people! A sound of the uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathered together! They are coming from a far country, from the farthest horizons, the Lord and His instruments of indignation, to destroy the whole land. (Isaiah 13: 3-5)

Chapter 14: The Fall Of Satan (The King Of Babylon)
You take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say how the oppressor has ceased, and how fury has ceased! ...
How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven, I will raise my throne above the stars of God ... I will make myself like the Most High" ... Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you saying "is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a wilderness and overthrew cities, who did not allow his prisoners to go home?".
(Isaiah 14: 4, 12, 16-17)

This prophecy was fulfilled with the overthrow of Babylon. But it is a blueprint for the behavior of Babylon the Great at the end of Time. In many small ways we are showing symptoms of this description.
Babylon the Great The First Fall
Symptom Satan United States Modern Catholic Church Medieval Church
Made Himself like the Most HighWanted the throne of God The only superpower Speaks for God and is like god on earth
Overthrew CitiesCaused rebellion in heaven and earth Communist Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya Communist Russia Holy Land crusades. Jerusalem, Muslim Cities, Protestant regions
Weakened Nations Caused the earth to sin Economic policies. International boycotts Uniting church and state to establish religious laws Endless wars of religion, crusades and Inquisitions, Spanish Armadas, and land grabs
Made the Earth a WildernessThe earth was destroyed Environmental policies. War damages Economic policies of the governments, globalists and businesses that it supports and controls
Did not allow prisoners to go homeSinners cannot enter heaven Patriot Act allows indefinite detention without trial or charges The final persecution. The teachings on confession, forgiveness, purgatory and the intercession of priests. Indefinite detention in dungeons, people hiding in caves and catacombs
Since most of these are the actions of a military government, the role of the current church is difficult to prove unless the story is later revealed. But we can see how they caused this behavior in the middle ages before their first fall. Prophetically, they will rise to power one last time, hitch themselves to another powerful government and do the same thing again.

Babylon Falls. Now look, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs. And one said, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground." (Isaiah 21: 9)

Israel Restored. Before Babylon falls, Israel's shame will be reversed and they will be chosen a second time.
Israel Chosen Again. When the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
Slaves. The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the Lord as male servants and female servants, and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
(Isaiah 14: 1)

Chapter 47: Babylon The Queen Of The World
» Naked and Ridiculed. Your nakedness will be uncovered, your shame also be exposed. I will take vengeance and will not spare a man. Our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel. Sit silently and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, for you will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms.
» Burdened the Elderly. I was angry with My people, I profaned My heritage and gave them into your hand. You did not show mercy to them, on the aged you made your yoke very heavy.
» Widowed and Childless. Yet you said, "I will be a queen forever". These things you did not consider nor remember the outcome of them. Now hear this you sensual one, who dwells securely, who says in your heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me I will not sit as a widow, nor know loss of children". But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day. Loss of children and widowhood. They will come on you in full measure. In spite of your many sorceries, in spite of the great power of your wealth.
(Isaiah 47: 3-9)

This chapter is echoed by the prophecy of Revelation 17 and 18. Babylon is secure in her position that she is in control of all that is important. She will live a life of luxury and she will never know sorrow.
» Widowed. ... for she says in her heart, "I sit a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning". (Revelation 18: 7)
» Nakedness Uncovered. And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and burn her up with fire. (Revelation 17: 16)

Chapter 24: The Results Of The Seven Last Plagues
Before the millennium, the final curse devastates and punishes the earth through the seven last plagues. The earth is made desolate so that it becomes the place where Satan will be imprisoned. He inherits the world that he coveted and the people that he deceived. He now walks among the rotting corpses and rattling bones of the dead.

» The Curse. "Look, the Lord makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters the inhabitants in it abroad . . . the earth will be completely laid waste and completely despoiled, for the Lord has spoken this word. The earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted of the people of the earth fade away. The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.
(Isaiah 24: 1, 3-6)
The curse consumes the earth because of the disobedience of the people. They changed the laws of God and broke the covenant.

» The Cultural Revolution. And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor like the debtor. (Isaiah 24: 2)
A political, social and economic upheaval occurs because of the plagues. All fields are leveled as culture shock takes over every class and division.

» The Broken Earth. ... for the windows above are opened, and the foundations of the earth shake. The earth is broken asunder, the earth is split through, the earth is shaken violently. The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard and it totters like a shack, for its transgression is heavy upon it, and it will fall, never to rise again. (Isaiah 24: 18-20)
This time the windows of heaven are not open for rain, but for a massive asteroid bombardment which breaks up the surface of the earth and splits it in two.

» The Wicked Dead and the Rebellious Angels. So it will happen in that day, that the Lord will punish the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth on earth. They will be gathered together like prisoners in the dungeon, and will be confined in prison; and after many days they will be punished. (Isaiah 24: 21-22)
The wicked angels and the wicked humans will be punished on the earth. The reference to "many days" is the one thousand years that the wicked dead are imprisoned in the land of the dead. They will be punished, judged and executed after the thousand years. All of this punishment of angels and humans occurs on the earth.
Plagues Second Coming All Wicked Angels and Humans Final Judgment
Punish
Wicked
Punish
Hosts of Heaven
Punish
Kings of the Earth
Prisoners in a Dungeon
(Confined on Earth)
Punished on Earth
Economic
Collapse
Satan
(Banished to the Earth)
Wicked Humans
(Killed)
Millennium
("Many days")
Hell Fire

Chapter 25: The Second Coming
The Second Coming completes the plan of salvation which was made before sin started. Christ was killed before the creation of the world. This probably means that He was promised or given up as the Lamb before sin began. Since God's promises are a reality from the moment they are made, in the eyes of God, Jesus was killed at the moment He was offered up for us.
» The Plan of Salvation. O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name. For you have worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. (Isaiah 25: 1)
Plans Made at the Creation. ... The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13: 8)
» Babylon Falls. For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin. A palace of strangers is a city no more, it will never be rebuilt. (Isaiah 25: 2)
» The Meal in Heaven. The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain. (Isaiah 25: 6)
» The Atmospheric Heavens Disappear. And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples; even the veil which is stretched over all nations. (Isaiah 25: 7)
The sky will roll away like a scroll at the Second Coming. When the New Jerusalem descends it will be so high that it will go beyond the boundaries of the atmosphere. We will not need them any more.
» Eternal Life. He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth. For the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day, "Look, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us, This is the Lord for whom we have waited. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation". (Isaiah 25: 8-9)

Chapter 26: The Righteous And The Wicked
The Day of the Lord New Earth
Babylon Falls Righteous Resurrected Raptured Wicked Killed Millennium Wicked Resurrected Hell Fire
Second Coming Trumpet Righteous Reign in Heaven Fruit Righteous Sprout and Reign on Earth Fruit
Destruction (The Sea Dries Up) Leviathan Leviathan Bound Leviathan Loose Wicked Trampled

» Babylon Falls. For He has brought low those who dwell on high, the unassailable city. He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust. (Isaiah 26: 5)
» The Dust of the Wicked. The foot will trample it, the feet of the afflicted, the steps of the helpless. (Isaiah 26: 6)
The righteous will trample on the dust of the fallen city and the dust of the wicked.

» Righteous Nation. Open the gates so that the righteous nation may enter, the one that remains faithful. (Isaiah 26: 2)
This captures the reception of the righteous after they leave earth and cross over the Sea of Glass and arrive in heaven.

» The Wicked Dead. At the Second Coming the wicked living will be killed and the wicked dead will remain dead. All the wicked will be dead. This is described by Isaiah.
The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; therefore you have punished and destroyed them, and you have wiped out all remembrance of them. (Isaiah 26: 14)
» Israel Gives Birth to the Promised Son. Israel was in labor pains and seemed to give birth to nothing except wind.
We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, we gave birth as it seems only to wind. We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth, nor were inhabitants of the world born. (Isaiah 26: 18)
At the crucifixion, Israel did not recognize that their Son was born. He was born dead on Passover. They did not seem to accomplish the mighty Messianic deliverance for the world that they expected. However, what was accomplished on Pentecost was the coming of the Holy Spirit in a rushing, mighty wind. Israel had given birth to the Wind - the Holy Spirit.
The Wind is Born. When the day of Pentecost (Shavu'ot) came, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. (Acts 2: 1-2)
» The Righteous Dead. But the righteous dead will be raised to life and the Spirit will make them live.
Your dead will live. Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, for your dew is as the dew of the dawn, and the earth will give birth to the departed spirits. (Isaiah 26: 19)

» Israel is Preserved. The prophecy does double duty in describing the period before the Second and Third Coming. The righteous nation of the living and resurrected saints are hidden in heaven for one thousand years before they return to earth. During that time the indignation continues as the wicked dead litter the earth and Satan is confined here.
However, before the Second Coming, the physical nation of Israel is hidden or seemingly cut off until the "Times of the Gentiles" have been fulfilled and they have finished trampling the temple.
Come my people, enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you. Hide for a little while until the indignation runs its course. (Isaiah 26: 20)
For behold the Lord is about to come out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. And the earth will reveal her bloodshed and will no longer cover her slain. (Isaiah 26: 21)
Then the Lord comes out of His place at the Second and Third Coming. At the second, He punishes the wicked living and banishes Satan. At the third coming He judges and kills Satan and all the wicked who have ever lived.

Chapter 27: The Millennium Jail
During the millennium after the Second Coming, the dragon will be punished. He will be killed after the end of the millennium.
Leviathan A Sword Punishes Leviathan. In that day the Lord will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, with his fierce and great and mighty sword, even Leviathan the twisted serpent; And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea. Isaiah 27: 1
Jesus rides to the earth on a white horse with an army and a sword to slay the wicked who worship Satan.
The Righteous Army. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and He Who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron. And He treads the winepress of the fierce wrath of God, the almighty. (Revelation 19: 11, 15)
» The Incarceration of Satan (Leviathan). And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 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. (Revelation 20: 1-3)
He will be loose a little while because the wicked dead are resurrected and their judgment begins.

Rapture. In that day the Lord will start His threshing from the flowing stream of the Euphrates to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered up one by one, O sons of Israel. (Isaiah 27: 12)
Trumpet The Gathering of Israel. It will come about also in that day that a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were perishing in the land of Assyria and who were scattered in the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord in the holy mountain at Jerusalem. (Isaiah 27: 13)
God will gather Israel from the land of the north and south and banish them to heaven with the east wind, which is the Second Coming of Christ from the east. On the day of the resurrection, the sound of the trumpet will raise the righteous dead and they will reign with Christ in heaven for 1000 years.

Fruit Israel Grows. In the days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will blossom and sprout, and they will fill the whole earth with fruit. (Isaiah 27: 6)
After Christ returns to earth with the righteous, the wicked are destroyed forever and the new earth is recreated. Then Israel will possess the earth and reign with Christ forever.
» Children in the New Earth. After the millennium, the righteous people will populate the earth.
In the days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will blossom and sprout, and they will fill the whole earth with fruit. (Isaiah 27: 6)

The Sins Of The Rebellious People
The people reject the counsel of God. They do not want to hear the instructions of God. Instead they rely on their own plans. They even require their spiritual leaders to make them feel at ease with their decisions. And their leaders obey and consult the dark side instead.

Chapter 28-33: The Six Woes
At this point, Isaiah sends a warning to Israel. He explains why there is so much devastation. There is a parallel between this warning and the conditions at the end of time when the last three woes are sent. The last three woes are the last three trumpets. The last three plagues are the punishment on the evil from the last three trumpets.

  1. Drunken Ephraim. The children of God are drunk with wine.
    Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is at the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine! (Isaiah 28: 1)
    » The Drunken Nations. In the end, Babylon the Great makes the world drunk with immorality. It is significant that the tribe of Ephraim is singled out for this criticism. In the lesson on the twelve tribes of Israel we demonstrate that the tribe of Ephraim is a symbol of the Christian portion of the church in the last days. This church is corrupted with the doctrine of Babylon and God calls them to come out.
    And he cried out with a mighty voice saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the Great!" She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality. I heard another voice from heaven saying, "come out of her My people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues". (Revelation 18: 2-4)
  2. Ancient Jerusalem is Besieged. The city of God is under attack.
    Woe, O Ariel [Jerusalem], Ariel the city where David once camped! Add year to year, observe your feasts on schedule. I will bring distress to Ariel, and she will be a city of lamenting and mourning. And she will be like an Ariel to Me. I will camp against you, encircling you, and I will set siegeworks against you, and I will raise up battle towers against you. (Isaiah 29: 1-3)
    » Modern Jerusalem is Besieged. Jerusalem will be besieged in the last days. It is during this siege that the second branch of the church discovers the Messiah.
  3. Secret Plans. The wicked make plans and hide their unrighteous works in the dark.
    Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?" (Isaiah 29: 15)
    » The Theory of Evolution. The attitude of the sinners under this condemnation seem to reflect the results of the modern theories that deny the existence of God.
    » The House of Jacob Returns. God also has secret plans to restore Israel that He will bring to light in the last days. Israel will return to the Messiah. They will accept instruction and stop their scoffing and criticizing and will no longer deny their Messiah. In contrast, their acceptance will cause the name of God to be sanctified or respected and made Holy throughout the world.
    Therefore thus says the Lord who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall not now be ashamed, nor shall his face now turn pale; but when he sees his children, the work of my hands in his midst they will sanctify My name; indeed they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob and will stand in awe of the God of Israel. Those who err in mind will know the truth, and those who criticize will accept instruction." (Isaiah 29: 22-24)
  4. An Ancient Unholy Alliance. The rebellious people in Judah are warned against an Egyptian alliance, seeking the advice of false prophets and making alliances with spirits that are not from Him.
    "Woe to the rebellious children", declares the LORD, "Who execute a plan, but not Mine, and make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, In order to add sin to sin. (Isaiah 30: 1)
    » The Modern Alliance of Evil Spirits. In the end, the people also join an unholy alliance with the dragon (Satan), the beast (Babylon the Great), and the false prophet (the apostate church). This alliance is not of the Spirit of God, but it is glued together by an unclean spirit.
    And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. (Revelation 16: 13)
    It is the spirit of Satan that gives life to this entity of death.
    Trumpet 5 Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9: 1-3)
    The fifth trumpet introduces the same three powers. Their work is to bring darkness to the earth. Angel 5 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongue because of pain, and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds. (Revelation 16: 10-11)
    » The Cure. The remedy for rebellion is repentance, trust and rest. Is this a Sabbath rest? Is this a prophecy that a similar apostasy and rebellion in the last days will include rebellion about the day of rest?
    For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength". But you are not willing. (Isaiah 30: 15)

    » The Day of the Lord. The day of the Lord began at the crucifixion and ends with the new creation at the Third Coming. The following verses predict the experience of the church during this time, but it is more applicable to the time after the Second Coming.
    Israel Returns to Yeshua. Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. (Isaiah 30: 20)
    Jesus was the bread and the Holy Spirit was the water which Israel refused, so they became oppressive to Israel as the Gentiles ate the bread and water and turned on Israel. But this prophecy predicts that after this, Jesus Christ will no longer be hidden and they will turn to Him.
    Babylon the Great Falls. On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. (Isaiah 30: 25)
    On the day of the Lord, God will send His Holy Spirit to every place where His people are trapped, even to the lofty heights of Babylon the Great.
    Healing. The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the Lord binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise He has inflicted. (Isaiah 30: 26)
    This describes the earth at the Third Coming when there will be no night. It will take 1000 years to heal the wounds. This verse is simply saying that on the day God rescues and heals His people, the light in the heavens will change for them.
    Second Coming. Behold the name of the Lord comes from a remote place, burning is His anger and dense is His smoke. His lips are filled with indignation and His tongue is like a consuming fire. (Isaiah 30: 27)
    The remote place is heaven, from where God comes to reward the righteous and the wicked (Revelation 19).
    The Shaking. His breath is like an overflowing torrent, which reaches to the neck, to shake the nations back and forth in a sieve, and to put into the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads to ruin. (Isaiah 30: 28)
    This is a description of the judgment of the wicked, who are led to the slaughter.
    Deliverance. You will have songs as in the night when you keep the festival, and gladness of heart as when one marches to the sound of the flute, to go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel. (Isaiah 30: 29)
    Jewish tradition teaches that this verse is referring to a special song that Israel sang on the night before the exodus. So on the night before we are raptured and lifted up to the heavenly Mount Zion, we will most likely sing a special song.
    Judgment. And the Lord will cause His voice of authority to be heard, and the descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger, and in the flame of a consuming fire in cloudburst, downpour and hailstones. (Isaiah 30: 30)
    At the third coming, we will be on Mount Zion in the New Jerusalem with God when He pronounces the results of the final judgment. Acording to the judgment, His decisions are final and the wicked are destroyed. There is hailstone at the Second Coming, but this is most likely the fire and brimstone of hell fire.
    Hell Fire. For Topeth has long been ready. Indeed it has been prepared for the king. He has made it deep and large, a pyre of fire with plenty of wood. The breath of the Lord like a torrent of brimstone sets it afire. (Isaiah 30: 33)
    Hell has been prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25: 41). Fire will come out of Satan to kindle this fire (Ezekiel 28: 18), but Isaiah teaches that the breath of the Lord will spark the flame.
  5. Seek Military Power. They make an alliance because of military strength, but it is useless. Help is not from those whose strength is their God.
    Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD! (Isaiah 31: 1)
    » The Evil Army. In the end, the evil army of Babylon comes out of the Euphrates and terrorizes the earth.
    Trumpet 6 Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9: 13-16)
    But God defeats this army by drying up the Euphrates and undermining their support.
    Angel 6 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east. (Revelation 16: 12)
  6. Final Judgment of the Destroyer. In the first five woes there is always a thread of hope if people return, but in this woe there is no hope for the destroyer.
    Woe to you, O destroyer, while you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him. As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you. (Isaiah 33: 1)

    » Those Who Destroy the Earth. In the end, God destroys those who destroy the earth.
    Trumpet 7 Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever." And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, "We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. "And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth." (Revelation 11: 15-18)
    Angel 7 The seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done". The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. (Revelation 16: 17, 19)

    » Destroying the Destroyer. It is the scope of the punishment of the destroyer in this chapter that allows us to say that although this prophecy was about Assyria, it is being used as a template of a similar apostasy and a similar response by God at the end of time. After the final judgment, all the wicked and Satan will be destroyed by eternal fire. Only the righteous will exist in the fire.
    Sinners in Zion are terrified; Trembling has seized the godless "Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning?" He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain and shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil; He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure. Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will behold a far-distant land.
    Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, a tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its cords be torn apart.
    (Isaiah 33: 14-17, 20)

Chapter 54: The Barren And Rejected Wife
Israel is symbolized as the first wife who was reject and who had no children. She will be reclaimed when she is old and she will have many children like the old Hebrew matriarchs who had children in their old age because of a miracle of God.
The Desolated Wife. Shout for joy O barren one, you who have borne no child. Break forth in joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed. For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous than the sons of the married woman, says the Lord. Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced. But you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your husband is your maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts, and your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth. (Isaiah 54: 4)
Israel became a childless widow when she crucified her husband in her youth. She has been a disgraced widow for 2000 years, while the Christians became the bride. Now in her old age, she finds that her husband is her creator and redeemer and God. Then she has many children in her old age. These verses do not apply to Christians for this is not our experience. The prophecy is that Israel will bring more people to God in the last days than the Christian church did in the last 2000 years.

Forsaken and Loved Again. For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In an outburst of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you, says the Lord your redeemer. (Isaiah 54: 7-8)
Israel was forsaken for a brief moment (2000 years), but she will be restored again and bear children and her shame of being barren and abandoned will be reversed.

Mistreated Wife. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. (Isaiah 54: 15)
Israel was a wife who was mistreated by others, but not at the request of her husband. It was not God Who encouraged the nations to mistreat the Jews or made Hitler slaughter six million as a punishment for "killing Christ". Their temporary banishment was their only punishment from God. God says that He will punish all the nations who mistreated the Jews during this time. So it is eerie that Europe suffered under the Nazis when Israel was being restored to her land in 1948.

Chapter 40-48: The Redeemer Of Israel
Much of this could be interpreted as being fulfilled at the first Coming and at the fall of Babylon, but there are several sections that are clearly fulfilled at the Second Coming and during the millennium. Then there are those verses that seem to merge the two events. So we look at these events as patterns of the future day of the Lord.


Chapter 56-60: The Last Generation
God sends a message to the last generation just before He comes. The message to the righteous is to remember the covenant and keep the Sabbath. The message to the wicked is a list of behaviors that God condemns. Isaiah blames the pastors for the ignorance among the people.

Some might argue that the context of this prophecy is restricted to the return from Babylon, but the context is more global. Isaiah 60 gives this message to the people who will populate the new earth.

The Righteous People Keep The Sabbath
God is Coming. Thus says the Lord, "preserve justice and do righteousness, for My salvation is about to come and My righteousness to be revealed."
Keep the Sabbath. How blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who takes hold of it, who keeps from profaning the Sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
(Isaiah 56: 1-2)

This message is to everyone, including the foreigner and the eunuch. It is not for Israel only.
The Eunuch. For thus says the Lord to the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, and choose what pleases Me, and hold fast My covenant, to them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.
The Foreigner. Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Him and to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the Sabbath and holds fast my covenant. Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar.
(Isaiah 56: 4-7)
It seems that the issue of the Sabbath will be a test of faithfulness to the covenant at the end of time.

Global Israel. ... For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples. The Lord God who gathers the dispersed of Israel declares, "Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered". (Isaiah 56: 7-8)
Here we have a promise that the house of Israel will be made up of both Jews and Gentiles. We also have a time table. After He gathers the dispersed of Israel, He will gather the other nations to Israel.
The Physical Gathering. We saw the physical gathering of Israel after the state was created in 1945 and after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 we saw Jews coming from Ethiopia and out of the former communist country.
The Spiritual Gathering. At some time after this sign He will gather the rest of the nations into His house. But only those Jews and foreigners who obey Him and keep the covenant will remain in His house.

The Wicked Pastors And People
God also has a complaint about His pastors which is similar to the sins of Laodicea. Imagine having a watchman who is blind and loves to sleep and a guard dog who cannot bark! This is the condemnation for His pastors. As watchmen, they are totally incompetent. They are blind, sleeping and unable to make a sound to raise an alarm. They have become this way because they are too greedy and too busy taking care of their own interests. And they corrupt the people by making them drunk. Every day is a wild party for them.
Useless as Watchmen. His watchmen are blind, all of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark. Dreamers lying down who love to sleep.
Greedy Pigs (Prosperity Ministers). And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding. They have all turned to their own way. Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.
Drunks. Come, they say, let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink. And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.
(Isaiah 56: 10-12)

The Leaders Corrupted The Nations With Wine. Here is a condemnation of the leaders of the church. They corrupted the nations with wine and all of them have fallen because they are staggering drunks who cannot stay awake or keep their clothes on.
... fallen, fallen is Babylon the Great ... For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality. (Revelation 18: 2-3)
Here we have a picture of the church, buying wine from the merchants with which she corrupts the people and the leaders. Every day she has a party and she encourages much drinking. Because she has such an appetite for the wine of the world, the merchants become rich.
Therefore she is unable to fulfill her role as the watchman and she will fall just like Babylon fell when all her guards were drunk.

The People Are Blind And Naked. Here is the warning to the final generation who think that they are rich and secure.
Watch and Be Ready. Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing", and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. (Revelation 3: 17-18)
Wake Up! Get Dressed. Look, I am coming as a thief, blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk around naked and men will not see his shame. (Revelation 16: 15)

The Suffering Messiah

Chapter 52-53: The Death Of Jesus Christ
Lord Behind Holy Vessels Of The Lord Slow Exodus of Israel Crucifixion Arm Stretched Out Lord Before
Pillar of Fire Sanctuary Parts Transported Sanctuary Torn Down Pillar of Clouds

The Exodus Of Israel. The Lord has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations, that all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of the Lord. Depart, depart, go out from there, touch nothing unclean. Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the Lord, But you will not go out in haste, nor will you go out as fugitives; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52: 10-12)
This action of God is being compared to the exodus of the holy vessels of the disassembled sanctuary out of Egypt and through the Red Sea. In that journey the Lord went before and behind in a pillar of fire and a pillar of cloud. The Ark of the Covenant also went before them along with the angel of the Lord.

The Spectacle That Was The Suffering Messiah.

The Response To The Suffering Messiah.

Chapter 49: The Response Of The Jews To Christ
This is another prophecy about the return of the Jews at the end of time. Isaiah teaches that Christ would be born to reconcile the Jews to God. But they will reject Him and His message will go to the Gentiles. Then, at the end children would return to Him through the efforts of the Gentiles who respond to the leading of God.
Israel Accepts Messiah
The prophesied conversion of Israel.
Moses and Elijah.
Elijah at the Seder.
Ezekiel's Tribes.
Israel.
The Last Church United.
• Children for Christ.

Chapter 35, 57-61 and 62: The Year Of The First Coming
- The Day of the Lord
Favorable Year Day of Vengeance Mount of Olives
Ministry Day of Atonement Children Desolation Promised Land
Alive 3½ Years Crucifixion 2000+ Years Temple Corrupted Seven Last Plagues Alive Millennium Alive New Jerusalem
Liberty Rebuild Remove Stones New Name Life Crown Wedding
Salvation Proclamation to the End of the World Recompense Reward The Redeemed
First Coming Rebuild Ancient Ruins and Plant the Desert Again Second Coming Third Coming
Labor Pains Gives Birth to the Wind (Holy Spirit) Hidden During the Indignation Enemies Punished
Jesus stood up in the temple and read from a portion of Isaiah 61: 1-2, declaring that it was fulfilled that day.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners. To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord ... (Isaiah 61: 1-2)
Miracles. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert (Arabah). (Isaiah 35: 5-6)

Chapter 59-60: The Response Of The Jews To The Deliverer From Zion
Paul mentions this prophesy as proof that all Israel will be saved, because Jacob is included in the promise.
Hardness Reversed. For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, so that you will not be wise in your own estimation, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
"The deliverer will come from Zion He will remove ungodliness from Jacob" "This is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins".
(Romans 11: 25-27)
The Deliverer will keep the covenant when He comes from Zion with the Holy Spirit who will help them to remain faithful forever. In Paul's interpretation of this passage, Jacob specifically refers to the Jews.
The Covenant. A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, declares the Lord. As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says the Lord: "My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring's offspring", says the Lord, "from now and forever". (Isaiah 59: 20-21)

Israel Becomes A Light to the World. Then Israel becomes a light to a world that is now engulfed in darkness.
Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you. Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising. (Isaiah 60: 1-3)
Zechariah talks about this light leading the world and the rest of the chapter describes the eternal results of this event.
The Lord also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah. And the House of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord before them. (Zechariah 12: 7-8)

Chapter 63: The Year Of The Second Coming
The Righteous Savior Comes From the East. Who is this who comes from Edom, with garments of glowing colors from Bozrah? This One who is majestic in His apparel, marching in the greatness of His strength?
It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Treads the Wine Press. Why is Your apparel red, and Your garment like the one who treads the wine press? I have trodden the wine trough alone, and from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath. And their life blood is sprinkled on My garments, and I stained all My raiment.
The Year of Vengeance. For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and My year of redemption has come. I looked and there was no one to help, and I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, and My wrath upheld Me. I trod down the peoples in My anger, and made them drunk in My wrath, and I poured out their life blood on the earth.
(Isaiah 63: 1-6)

Jesus was alone in His mission to bring justice and righteousness.
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak. (Isaiah 59: 1, 16-17)

Bride is Ready Armies on White Horses Treads the Wine Press Bride is Rescued
Vengeance Begins The Wrath
(Seven Last Plagues)
Revelation 19 takes its symbols from Isaiah. Revelation 16 says that He comes from the east. Together they give a picture of the final year on earth as part of the events of the Second Coming. According to Revelation 18, Babylon falls in one year.
The Righteous Savior Comes. And I saw heaven open, and look, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems, and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself.
Treads the Wine Press. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called the Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron, and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
(Revelation 19: 11-15)

Israel At The Crucifixion
This prophecy has a dual fulfillment. The "Day of the Lord" begins with Gethsemane and ends with the Second Coming. So this prophecy fits both the events in Gethsemane to Calvary and the punishment of the wicked at the end of time. It fits the time of the crucifixion because Jesus was suffering the wrath of the plagues for the righteous. So, in am amazing way He was pouring out His life both for the blessing of sinners and as punishment for sinners.

Israel In The Last Days
The rest of the chapter is the story of Israel after the crucifixion and after the exodus with Moses. The crucifixion begins the exodus with Jesus Christ to the final Promised Land.

Chapter 66: The Wrath
Isaiah gives a reason for the fury of God. The wicked have set up their own system of religion and it is an abomination. That is the same message of Revelation 13. Revelation 16 describes how this abomination will be torn down and how God views the people and their sanctuary. In this chapter Isaiah tells us how God views each part of their sanctuary and how God views the priests who lead these rebellious people. All of them are rejected.
Priests. But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man. He who sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck. He who offers grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood. He who burns incense is like one who blesses an idol. As they have chosen their own ways and their soul delights in their abominations, so I will choose their punishments and will bring on them what they dread. Because I called and no one answered. I spoke but they did not listen. And they did evil in my sight and chose that in which I did not delight. (Isaiah 66: 3-4)
Furniture Worshippers Priests Comment
Altar Sores Murderers They murdered the offering
Laver Blood of the dead - They made themselves unclean
Drink offering Blood Swine's blood They brought unclean and abominable offerings and ate them before the Lord in His own house
Food offering Famine Swine's flesh, mice
Incense God does not hear Idolatry They worshipped their own gods in the sanctuary of God

All Worshippers. For the Lord will execute judgment by fire and by His sword on all flesh, and those slain by the Lord will be many. Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, following one in the center, who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, will come to an end together says the Lord. (Isaiah 66: 16-17)
The worshippers follow one leader, doing what they like, spitting in the face of God, and all of them will die by fire.
The food offering was particularly detestable. When an offering was made it could be divided into three portions: for God, the priest and the people. Most offerings were given to God and the priests, but the people were given a portion of the peace offerings to eat because it was the meal they chose to share with God in a gesture of friendship and hospitality.
So the sin Isaiah is describing is the abominable offerings that the people chose to give God for their freewill offerings, thank offerings and peace offerings. They expressed their thanks and love to God by eating the most abominable unclean foods, pigs, mice and everything detestable and giving the same to God. This is an insult.

The Gathering Of The Righteous
Isaiah describes a miracle in the last days. The church is born in one day before the labor pains. So in a very short time, before the final persecution, the people who will be part of the kingdom will suddenly make their decision for God.
The Birth of Global Israel. Before she travailed she brought forth. Before her pain came she gave birth to a boy. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. "Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?", says the Lord. "Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?", says your God.
... The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.
(Isaiah 66: 7-9, 18)
» Benjamin. The child named Benjamin is the son that is born before the labor pains of persecution begins.

The Final Years
Isaiah says that Israel will be born in one day. This prophetic time is one year. Revelation also says that the seven last plagues will occur in one year. Are these the same time period? Because Isaiah also says that the nation will be born before the labor pains, it probably means that these are two years.
The great period of evangelism and the final harvest occurs in one year and the plagues occur the next.
One Year of Plagues. For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire, for the Lord God who judges her is strong. (Revelation 18: 8)
- One Year - One Year One Day
Pregnant Birth The Bride is Ready Labor Pains Treads the Wine Press The Bridegroom Comes
The World The Church Persecution The Seven Last Plagues Second Coming
One fact that is not clear is if the year of plagues is the same as the time of persecution. The persecution probably begins during the birth of the church and continues until the end of time.

The Gospel: The Sign To The Nations
Jesus will give a sign when He gathers the nations. The preaching of the Gospel will gather the nations to Him.
The Gathering. For I know their works and their iniquities, the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.
The Sign Is The Glory of God Or Glorifies God. I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Rosh, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My name nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations.
(Isaiah 66: 18-19)
Jesus Is The Sign. In that day the nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples, and His resting place will be glorious.
The Second Exodus. Then it will happen on that day that the Lord will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
The Gathering. And He will lift up a standard for the nations and assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
(Isaiah 11: 10-12)

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself. (John 12: 32)
Twice in history, God led His people from the land of Babylon and the places where they were exiled.
Twice in history, the cross will lead men to God. At His death on the cross, it gave Him the power and the legal right to save all humans. When we preach the gospel of the cross, it will draw the world to Him. So the sign in the last days is the preaching of the Gospel under the power of the Holy Spirit. The united church will show the glory and majesty of God to the world when the preaching of the cross speaks about His love, His compassion, His tenderness, His patience, His sacrifice, His goodness and His mercy and it unites the Jews and Gentiles.

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Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (January 2008)