"The Assyrian Spoiler."
This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org
This chapter will discuss the destruction of the spoiler, who is Satan. This chapter is a type of what happened in Assyria of old, and the spoiler then was Sennacherib, the Assyrian that brought down the House of Israel. However, as we learned in Isaiah 14, this Assyrian was a type of the Antichrist who will bring down all nations under his rule very shortly. This then is a type of what we will see in our generation, of the duties and destruction that will take place before our eyes. It is important to understand this chapter so we will not be deceived when it comes to pass.
Isaiah 33:1 "Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee."
This is the fifth of the six woes that shall come upon the whole earth. This spoiler is the Assyrian, who is Satan playing in his role as the Antichrist. God is pointing out here that His people made a covenant with this Assyrian, and they didn't break that covenant, the Antichrist did. This is in the futuristic sense, when God's election allows the Holy Spirit to speak through them, those words spoke will so reveal Satan for who he is, that there will be no one else for him to deceive. This is what Luke 21:13-15 is about.
Luke 21:13 "And it shall turn to you for a testimony."
Luke 21:14 "Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:"
Luke 21:15 "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist."
It is the Holy Spirit of God that will do the revealing of Satan as to who he is.
Isaiah 33:2 "O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for Thee: be Thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble."
These are the elect and those sealed in their minds with the seal of God. They are the ones that will wait on the Lord, all the way to the seventh trumpet. Those that did not wait were taken by the first to come, and they became the spiritual whores of Satan. We are to wait patiently for the true Christ to come.
Luke 21:17 "And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake."
Luke 21:18 "But there shall not an hair of your head perish."
Luke 21:19 "In your patience possess ye your souls."
Jesus Christ is our salvation. In the term "every morning", it is a Hebrew idiom meaning He will be with us "every day", continually. That is what they are asking God, will you be with us continually, and He has answered that. He is with us continually if you love Him and are in His Word. Though we fall short from time to time, we have repentance, but God is our strong arm against Satan and all his realm. This prayer continues in verse three.
Isaiah 33:3 "At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of Thyself the nations were scattered."
Just like when the Assyrians befriended the old House of Israel, and then turned on them, and scattered them to the four corners of the earth, so will the scattering comes when the Assyrian Satan is cast on to the earth. This day is not far away. Our people will also scatter spiritually and they are deceived in massive numbers. They will have reason to be afraid, because when God lifts Himself up, He will be angry at those that allowed themselves to be deceived, and were taken by the false messiah. God's anger then is not at us or you, but at the enemy and those that have been deceived.
Isaiah 33:4 "And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and from of locusts shall He run upon them."
The "caterpiller" is one of the four stages of the locust. This is well documented in Revelation 9:3, when after Satan is cast on to the earth with the keys or authority to the pit where the fallen angels are held, these locusts, or fallen angels are released.
Revelation 9:3 "And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth; and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power."
These locusts are the fallen angels and will have the same power to effect men and women [humans] living on the earth as a scorpion has when the scorpion strikes a man. The word "power" in the Greek is "exousia"; it means "authority", or delegated power given to them by God. It is their right to carry out the the wrath of God, in His behalf. If you are looking for bombs to fall, or fire from heaven at the arrival of these locusts, or fallen angels when they are cast out of heaven with Satan, forget it.
When these fallen angels [locusts] strike and exert their power here on earth, it is a spiritual power, as we read of in Ephesians 6:10-20. This is because during this time of five months, the warfare that takes place here on earth is a spiritual warfare, and the battlefield is in your mind.
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
God will not allow any physical damage to any part of the earth. Not to the grass, nor the trees, or any physical matter you can think of. This warfare is a spiritual warfare, and it is a battle for the minds of men, and the commitment of their souls to Him. The actions of these fallen angels and Satan will be exactly like a man playing the role to win his bride over into marriage. God is very specific as to what these locust can and can not do. Their targets are only the people; the "anthropos" in the Greek. These are the individuals of man only, and not any other forms of animal life, and only "those men [women] that have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Of course it is your brain that is in your foreheads, and the seal of God is the knowledge that is contained in His Word, the Holy Scriptures. God wants all of His children to know what He intends to do, and it is because of this that Jesus brought John to the "Day of the Lord", and told him to write down what he saw in this vision. Everything that John has written in the book of Revelation is also verified earlier by the Old Testament prophets, such as our Isaiah study. There is not one thing that will happen to us in this final generation but what it was written in God's Word. That knowledge is the seal of God, and if it is not stored in your mind by the Holy Spirit, you will be struck by these locusts, or fallen angels, and given over to Satan.
God puts limits on these fallen angels and demons to fully protect His chosen people, which are God's elect. In fact the first time that Satan violates those limits, and kills the two witnesses in the streets of Jerusalem, we are three and one half days from the end of this earth age of the flesh. For the seventh trumpet sounds immediately, and all those things written of in I Corinthians 15:50-54, Ezekiel 38, 39, and all the other places written in the Scriptures will take place then.
Revelation 9:5 "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the scorpion, when he striketh a man."
So in this verse we have the clue as to how long Satan's time or rule on earth has been shortened to. Satan will rule as the Antichrist for five months. The method that Satan will use is given in Joel 1, and it will be exactly as the methods of the locust. However, the result of that torment is exactly as the "torment of the scorpion that striketh a man".
Why the torment as that of a "scorpion" The locust army will use the same methods a scorpion uses to attack its prey, and render it's prey harmless during this five month period. Satan and his locust army will not be in any special form, but will appear exactly as men. Satan was in the form of a man in the Garden of Eden when he tempted Eve, and she conceived and had Satan's son Cain. These angels will also appear as kind and righteous men that are caring, just as they did in Genesis 6:1-8 when they married women and had children [the Nephilim].
Within the tail of the scorpion is his stinger, and the first thing a scorpion does when it strikes is inject poison into the victim. The scorpion has two pinchers near it's mouth, and in the attack it latches on to the victim and pulls it's mouth to it's victim. This is important because the scorpion has no stomach so it cannot digest it's own food within itself. Therefore the scorpion stings with the poison of it's tail to paralyze the victim, and then vomits it's digestive juices [acids] into the body of the victim. Then the skin and body of the victim become the the scorpion's stomach.
The acids turn everything it touches into mush, and the scorpion inhales this mush from the victim's body back into itself. The victim is left defenseless from the beginning of the scorpion's strike because the poison from the tail. It rendered the circulatory system and nervous system completely paralyzed -- while the digestive process took place in the victim's body. Once stung by a scorpion, you instantly have no defense. You can't fight, run, or even think. You lay helpless to the attacking scorpion.
This is the method that Satan and his attacking army of fallen angels will use when the arrive and capture the minds of all that dwell on the earth. All that is, except those that prepare for the strike in advance, to defend themselves with the Word of God. They will take the lies that Christians have accepted through their traditions and fairy-tales, and all the false teachings that are received within the church systems, and use them against those that are not sealed. The digesting takes place right within your own mind. All religions, Christian and otherwise will be approached on the level of their own understanding. They will use doctrines of their own choosing to form their spiritual darts of lies and deceptions.
Just as the scorpion used the body of it's prey, so also will these fallen angels use your mind as their battleground. That is why you must be sealed in your mind, and with your entire battle armor on and in place before they arrive here on earth, or it will be to late. Once they strike, God will turn you over to them for you will either be sealed or not sealed upon their arrival. They will come in such a dynamic manner, using their supernatural powers that Christians who do not know the signs of the times will think it to be Jesus Christ the true Messiah. Those unsealed Christians will not be harmed physically, but will be taken in the wrong marriage to Satan.
We are about to go against the master of all deception, and the truth of God's Word is the only thing Satan can't fight against. That is because there are limits God placed upon Him as the Antichrist, and his fallen angels. How are you doing, my friend? The great apostasy, or falling away is taking place right now. It is being put in place by Satan's kids, the Kenites, who are doing the interpretations of God's Word for you, in your church systems. They have a club, and it is easy to join that club; you just accept their dogma. They work actively through their World Council of Churches, as well as in any part of church activity that goes against God's Word. In most cases, they alter God's doctrine to where they make it a lie, and sell it to church systems that will accept those lies and teach it to their flocks.
When the locust army moves in on an area, it strips that area clean of all vegetation (living foliage). When a cloud of locusts pass over a field there is nothing left, even the weeds are taken. They will even strip the bark of a tree bare, and this is what we read earlier of the mast that was used as an ensign, and all it was, was a tree standing on the hill top stripped of it's bark. Joel talks about this stripping clean of all vegetation in Joel 1:4, and Joel warns us to pass this information onto the last generation.
Joel 1:4 "That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten."
This is a four stage process of stripping this beautiful garden of vegetation clean to where the is no life. We are talking spiritual life, for that is what the battle is all about, a spiritual battle. The first stage is the stage of the Palmerworm. Verse four is occurring in our generation, even though this stage of the palmerworm started way back in I Chronicles 2:55, when the "Kenites" first took over the duties of the scribes. Today most preachers, as well as their congregations have no idea who these Kenites are, where they came from, or what their purpose is. Yet they accept their instruction as coming directly from God.
The second stage of the destruction is the stage of the locust, and this stage begins at the arrival of the fallen angels upon the earth, along with their leader. This leader is Satan playing the role of the Messiah, who has come to save the world, and the people of the earth will believe him. All that is except the elect of God who are seal in their minds ahead of time with the Word of God. These fallen angels will look just like you and I, in human form, and their message will be just like it was in the "garden of Eden". They will promote love peace, and brotherhood, and these fallen angels will marry the daughters of men, just that they did in Genesis 6:1-8.
The third stage is the stage of the cankerworm, and the cankerworm feeds on what the locusts leave behind. This stage occurs after the fallen angels are here on earth intermingling with mankind around the earth. This stage uses the ministers, priests, monks and spiritual leaders of whatever faith they are in to bring those people to their messiah, which is Satan. This will be an immediate thing because of the great wonders that Satan will be performing upon his arrival to earth. Those wonders will be performed in the sight of all people on earth. This is the time of the great deception, also called "the great tribulation"
The forth stage is the final stage, and it is the stage of the caterpiller. The stage of the caterpiller is when Satan will use family members to bring their mother, father brothers and sisters to him. Jesus spoke of this stage in Mark 13:12.
Mark 13:12 "Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death."
Satan is death, and this death is a spiritual death when the family members betray their loved ones to Satan in ignorance, thinking that he is God.
Friend when this army hits it is to late to prepare yourself for what is coming.
Isaiah 33:5 "The Lord is exalted; for He dwelleth on high: He hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness."
Jesus Christ will fill Zion with judgment and righteousness when He returns at the seventh trumpet. Satan's rule on earth with his angels will be over, and God will be exalted by all those that live on the earth. Jesus Christ will rule this earth as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Righteousness will be written on the horses themselves, and everything in the earth will be just. This will be the first day of the Millennium age.
Isaiah 33:6 "And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure."
"Wisdom and knowledge" are places the stability in the minds of God elect, those with the seal of God in their minds, or foreheads. It is the wisdom and knowledge that only comes from God's Word that is the strength of our salvation, and the reverence in our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ that is our treasure. The word "fear" in the Hebrew text is # 3374 in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary; "yirah, yir-aw'; in the feminine, reverent, fearful." Spiritually it is the bride that is supposed to wed to Christ upon His return. Morally it is the reverence that God's elect give to Him, because we know that God is not angry at us and not going to hurt any of His elect.
The stabilizing factor in our reverence is the wisdom and knowledge that comes only with our study in His Word. Once we obtain the wisdom and knowledge of that truth, we are to maintain it as we continue in the Word. It is from the stabilizing factors of the Word that we receive blessing from God, and keeps us in right standing with Him. Within this one word "fear", we find both people, those that fear God, and those that revere Him. If you love God, don't ever fear Him for He is our protection.
Isaiah 33:7 "Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly."
Historically, the House of Israel sent ambassadors to Sennacherib and the Assyrians with much wealth, to pay a price to buy peace from them. They thought that by buying off this enemy, they would not be attacked by them any more. So as we saw earlier, Sennacherib bought the covenant, and accepted the money and signed the covenant. Then after Israel sent the wealth to Sennacherib, he took the money and sent the ambassadors away with their lives with the message to the king of the House of Israel that He was going to war against them.
God allowed this to happen to give us a warning, as a type of what shall happen in these end times when Satan and his angels come to earth. There is no way that you can make peace with Satan, regardless of how many people cry peace, peace, peace. Peace just will not come in the age of the flesh to the people of the world. We know it to be true, because God's Word states so. Satan is going to break his contract, even with those who wed him in ignorance.
This is why Jesus said to those Christians in Mark 13:17; "But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" Those with child is in reference to being taken in spiritual marriage to the wrong husband. While "give suck" means doing the service of Satan the Antichrist. This is not talking about a mother caring a child in her womb, but to those that were deceive into wedlock with the wrong messiah.
Another thing that is interesting in this verse, is in the words "valiant ones", and in the Hebrew text, the word for "valiant" is the same as the word "Ariel". Remember that "Ariel" was the city that God said "woe" to in Isaiah 29:1. The number in Strong's is # 739 in the Hebrew dictionary; "Ariy'el, ar-ee-ale'; lion of God, i.e. heroic, lionlike men." In other words God is calling His elect the "lion of God" here. When God made the statement in Genesis 1:26; "Let us make man in our image..." Who was He talking to then?
Of course He was talking to the "Elohim" and not Yehovah. Elohim is a play on the same word as Ariy'el. It is just like the play on the words "fear" and "revere". So because the address is to Ariy'el it is in the prophetic sense, and not to the city of old at the time of Sennacherib, but when the Antichrist shall rule. That city today is called Jerusalem. That same city is also is called the hearth of God, because of the burning and destruction that shall take place there when Christ returns.
God used these men of God, "lion of God" which are the elect and in the feminine sense, because these men and women are the bride of Christ. This will take place in the near future when God will send His ambassadors to represent Him before Satan the Antichrist.
Isaiah 33:8 "The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man."
When Christ returns, the highways, or places where men and women live will be vacant, and the "wayfaring man" which is man in the flesh, will not exist. Paul tells us that this change comes at the seventh trumpet when Jesus Christ returns to earth. This is recorded in I Corinthians 15:52; "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead [man in the flesh] shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
"He hath broken the covenant" plays on the fact that Satan will break the covenant and all the promises that he makes when he arrives peaceably and with flatteries. He comes telling Christians and non Christians alike that he loves them, and has come to fly them out of this evil world. Satan will bring the biggest revival that this world has ever seen, but the trouble is, those that buy those lies are going nowhere.
It is time to get yourself firmly rooted on the Rock which is Christ, and that comes only from His Word. Jesus gave us the secret of the seven seals that are in Revelation, in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21; and He warned us not to let any man deceive us, and that includes Satan.
Isaiah 33:9 "The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness: and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits."
"Sharon" in the Hebrew tongue means a "fruitful plain", and upon the coming of Satan to rule, spiritually it will become a wilderness. "Bashan" is a fort, and stronghold and it will offer no protection to anyone. "Carmel" in the Hebrew means "a paradise" or "fruitful garden" will shake of its fruits, meaning that it will blast in the fields. These four locations are in all four directions from Jerusalem, and this is to show us that the spiritually barren conditions will occur everywhere.
When this time comes the entire earth shall mourn and be barren. It is not a time of mourning for you and I of God, for we are to be useful for His service in that day. We are to be the mouth-pieces for the Holy Spirit of God to speak through to the rest of the world. Christ will be the King of kings and the Lord of lords, with all of God elect being lead by the Holy Spirit in the discipline that follows. It is the time of the Millennium age.
Isaiah 33:10 " "Now will I rise," saith the Lord; "Now will I be exalted; now will I lift up Myself." "
This is God speaking here, and though many may not want to worship God now, in the Millennium age all souls will worship God and lift up the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus is returning to this earth after the six seals of Satan's deception, and no flesh will exist in that kingdom that Jesus sets up on earth at that time.
I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
We will all be in our incorruptible bodies, with full knowledge and Jesus Christ will be in charge of it all. He is our Father and He will judge each and every one of us. All those that would mock and have disrespect for Jesus simply will not be on earth during the first day of the Millennium, for on that day every knee will bow to Jesus Christ as Lord.
Isaiah 33:11 "Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you."
This is saying that you are going to be pregnant with straw. The only thing that will come forth out of you will be stubble, and your own breath or "ruach" which is your spirit which will devour you. Friend, you will be destroyed by your own words, when you are not sealed with the Word of God in your mind, and have your spiritual armour on and in place, and ready to stand against Satan. The Holy "Ruach" is the Spirit of God, and it is God's Spirit that is the consuming fire.
What you give birth to from your mouth will be tested by the fire of God. Will your works stand up in the day of judgment? Are they made of gold and silver, or are they made of hay and stubble? What you do and say while playing the role of a Christian is stubble, and will amount to nothing upon the return of Christ at the seventh trumpet. Stubble burns, and you have a right to fear if this applies to you.
Isaiah 33:12 "And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire."
Friend, those works, and words will all be gone, and all things of this flesh body will be destroyed. Mankind simply will not exist in the flesh nor will any of his forms of idolatry and evil rudiments. They will all be destroyed at the sounding of the seventh and final trumpet. Paul tells us of this change to all mankind in I Corinthians 15:52.
I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised [changed] incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
When a thorn is burned there is a small residue of lime left over from the fire. The thorn bush ceases to exist in the form of a living thorn and returns back to its original elements of the earth that it was made of. The heat of the fire cause the living plant to become the substance of lime. God is using this thorn bush as an example to show us how the flesh shall be done away away with, when all those that are alive here on Earth witness the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ at the seventh trumpet.
If someone comes doing many supernatural acts, and you are still in your flesh body, that person is a fake and not the true Messiah. For you will not be around in your flesh body to worship Jesus, because instantly in the wink of an eye, all mankind will be changed into their new incorruptible bodies, saint and sinner alike.
When a thorn bush burns there is only a little bit of lime left over. There is not much substance to a thorn bush. The thorn bush in God's Word is Satan. Satan will lie to you, and people that do not have stability from God's Word will listen to him and be deceived. Your stability had better be in the wisdom and knowledge of God. Remember what God said back in the sixth verse? "And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear [reverence] of the Lord is his treasure." The "times" that God was speaking of is our generation.
Isaiah 33:13 "Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge My might."
This is addressing to the nations in the end times. When God returns to this earth, no one is going to wonder if there is a God, it will be according to how you have lived your life as to whether His wrath is against you or not. God's same Holy Spirit that burns the wicked will be the warmth to His own, that love Him.
Isaiah 33:14 "The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?"
Those that have fallen to Satan, the Antichrist will be afraid of Jesus Christ at his return for they will be in great shame. The hypocrites are those that followed the traditions of their religious systems, and in their ignorance were taken in by the lies and deceptions of Satan.
This goes back again to that Hebrew word dealing with fear and revere, the same word in the Hebrew tongue. Naturally those that love God, and do not take part in the deception will take no part in the burning, because God is not angry at us. He is angry at those that would falsely teach who He calls "hypocrites", and those that would listen to them. You can either be stabilized on the wisdom and knowledge that comes only from His Word, or you will be deceived by the traditions and twisted doctrines that the religious systems teach. It is your choice of whom you shall believe.
Isaiah 33:15 "He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;"
This is the "who", the other side of verse fourteen which is those that did not follow the wisdom of God's Word. "He that despiseth the gain of oppression", are those that did not listen to, nor follow the lies of the hypocrite. "That shaketh his hands from holding of bribes" means that you couldn't buy him. This man of God would not be entertained and find pleasure in seeing and hearing of murders, nor of the other evils that are going on around him. Once you have that wisdom and knowledge of God's Word, you will be very uncomfortable in participating in any form of evil and deception. This does not mean that a true Christian will not protect himself and his family, because that is a righteous act of God. We are expected to defend our own.
Isaiah 33:16 "He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure."
God is our Rock, and Jesus Christ is the bread that we are to take. The waters are the truths that came from Jesus mouth.
Isaiah 33:17 "Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off."
We are speaking here of the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. In a prophetic sense it is telling us that this time is in the Millennium age, when all mankind has been changed into their incorruptible bodies, and shall see Christ face to face. This time and land shall be very far off, meaning from the time and place of this writing. It will be from that time of the Assyrian captivity of the House of Israel, which was following 722 B.C.
Isaiah 33:18 "Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe: where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?"
In other words, after the tribulation is over, you will meditate on the things that took place and that you participated in during that time. This time of meditation is during the Millennium age, and you have have complete use of your mental abilities. These things will come to mind then, Where were the ones that were suppose to keep the Word before you? where were the ones that were suppose to keep the records of the taxes [receivers]? Where are the ones that "counted the towers", which were the military counterpart.
Though this is looking to the time of the war when Sennachrib and the Assyrians, and all the planning that went on to prepare them for battle, it is also a type of the spiritual warfare that is going on right now, preparing for the Assyrian [Antichrist] assault of the end times. When we are in the Millennium age and look back to this age of the flesh when the earth was being set up of the coming of the Antichrist, the questions will be: Where were those pastors and ones that were suppose to prepare us, and was being done with the things of true value that was wasted.
Who is suppose to be on the towers? Of course it is the watchers, those that were suppose to be on the walls of defense, watching out for the enemies approach, yet the watchers had left their post and their shields were left hanging on the wall, and they were gone. The post was empty, and the enemy came and took the people. Are you starting to see what is going on today as the church system seems to be in favor with those that are against God's Word? In the Millennium age those that fell to Antichrist and his system are going to look back to this age and wonder how it could all have happened.
This my friend, is why it is important for you personally to get into the study of God's Word and know the signs of the times. Know that you will not see Jesus Christ to worship Him in person in your flesh bodies. If there is the aged still in the nursing home, and the pains of this flesh body, that one claiming to be Christ is a fake. If one tells you something is right when God's Word points it out to be wrong, then he or she is one that is of the devil. Jesus spoke of the tribulation, or deception that is coming to our generation in Mark 13:19; "For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be."
That time is the time of the hypocrites and the rapture doctrines, and all the other tools of deception that shall be used to deceive people into accepting Satan as their messiah. There are some that will prepare themselves to stand on that day, and not be deceived, and all the Holy Spirit of God to speak through them.
Isaiah 33:19 "Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand."
Those people that like to go around with their jabbering tongue, and their fancy talk that causes many to be deceive just won't be around anymore. They won't be able to peddle their rapture theories, their false doctrine and twisting the Word of God, because God is going to place His Word into the minds of all the people in the Millennium age.
In ancient times the Assyrians had a different tongue then the House of Israel, and the Assyrians were lording their tongue over them. The lands and wealth of the House of Israel was taken by the Assyrians, and they were left in destitute. That was a type of what is going on today, and God is not going to allow this to happen in His kingdom of the Millennium age. Those "stammering" or lying tongues of this age will be gone. We will see shortly the greatest revival that this world has ever seen, and the people around the earth will be rushing to be a part of it. The only problem is that this revival is preparing people to be taken by the wrong christ, and they will be to blind to see it.
Isaiah 33:20 "Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken."
God is telling you to look upon the city of Zion, which is Jerusalem, that is the city of "solemnities", the Passover. The time that the "tabernacle shall not be taken down" is after the Millennium age. God's people shall never be removed from this location ever again. This means that Jesus Christ has returned to earth and His Millennium Age kingdom is over, and Satan and all his realm is removed and destroyed in hell fire. It means that your soul is either eternal and part of God's kingdom, or you simply don't exist. Once in the eternity, even the memory of your existence will be blotted out from the memory of your loved ones. Again the choice of where you will be then is entirely up to you. Jesus spoke of this time in Revelation 21:1-4, and John recorded it for our generation.
Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."
Revelation 21:2 "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."
Revelation 21:3 "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God."
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."
Whether or not you are part of this eternal kingdom is all up to you, and the choice is completely yours. You will not be able to blame anyone else, and it is clear from the sixth verse that your stability comes from His wisdom and knowledge. The new world will be much better off when those that refuse to participate in God's platform are removed from it. God shall rid the world of those souls that are unfit for habitation in the eternal kingdom.
Though on the first day of the Millennium age every knee will bow to Jesus Christ as God, the big question is; How many will still remain bowed to Christ after Satan is released for that short season at that end of the Millennium age? Those that fell short in this earth age of the flesh, will be judged by their works only committed during the Millennium age on Judgment day, "and they were judged every man according to their works." [Revelation 20:13] The elect of God, and those sealed in their minds through the deception period are judged and receive their rewards at the coming of Christ at the seventh trumpet.
Isaiah 33:21 "But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby."
It is the Lord God, Jesus Christ that shall be unto us a place of broad rivers. That is the place where you take root and get all the spiritual water that you need. It means that God is with us in person through the Millennium age, when there shall be no "galley with oars" or enemy ship that is controlled by man, that passes by. In other words, God is promising you that you will have no great difficulty during this time, for Satan and all his influences will be gone at this time.
Remember that Isaiah 33 deals with the death of the spoiler, and the time when Satan has been held in the pit for the thousand years. After this time Satan will be released for a short time to go out and deceive those that will allow themselves to be deceived, and then will be removed and cast into hell fire, with all his angels and those that chose to go with him.
Isaiah 33:22 "For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us."
God is our the judge of our souls, and He is the lawgiver and the King of all those that have placed themselves under the blood of Christ. He will only save you if you want Him to, for the choice is entirely up to you. Those that are stubborn and refuse to partake of the knowledge and wisdom of His Word will be judged on the choices they have made. Many today believe that the law is not in effect today, but the commandments are part of the law, and every part of the ten commandments are in effect today just as they were on the day they were delivered in stone to Moses on mount Sinai.
Isaiah 33:23 "Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey."
The "tacklings" are the ropes that position the sails in place and adjust the amount of wind force that the sails will hold. When you get too much wind in the sails it could even tip over the vessel. The "mast" of the ship is what holds the the sails tight to the ship. Well what this is saying is that the tacklings are lose, and the sails are flapping in the wind. The sails are holding no wind and the ship is going nowhere. God is also saying that their mast is so weak that if their sails did hold any wind their mast would break off.
God is saying here that it is going to be so easy for Satan and his system to fall that it will just unravel at Christ's coming. The day that Satan declares himself to be God, and commits the abomination of desolation in Jerusalem, God will moves against him. This will happen at the return of Christ and Satan's system will fall apart just as fast as the ropes flapping in a wind storm.
Yet at the same time, God uses the protection that an eagle gives her little ones to show us how he is going to protect his own. God has given to His own the power over Satan and all his realm. Jesus spoke of this protection in Luke 10:18 "And He said unto them, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
Luke 10:20 "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."
What Jesus is saying is that when you are well grounded in His Word, and use the power that God has given to you for your protection, Satan and all his realm are afraid of you. You hold the keys to their power, for their strength is hidden in their lies and distortions, and when truth of God's Word is revealed there is no way they can deceive you. We order Satan and his evil spirits out of our lives in Jesus name. Satan will continue to try to deceive you but when you are on guard that just won't happen.
Isaiah 33:24 "And the inhabitant shall not say, "I am sick:" the People that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity."
This verse is in the time of the Millennium age, and there will be no lame and sickness then because all souls are no longer in the flesh bodies. We will have already been changed into our incorruptible bodies that will never age, nor get sick. So what happens at the seventh trumpet when Jesus Christ returns?
First of all the other six trumpets are over, and Satan and all evil and forms of idolatry are removed from the earth. This earthly Jerusalem of today is destroyed, along with the temple that Satan will rule from. The wars of Armageddon and Hamon-gog are over, and all souls will have full understanding of all things of God. We will not have to ask our neighbors of the things of God because God will place them in our minds. In the wink of an eye this old flesh body will be gone forever and we will be in the bodies as the angels are.
For those souls that have taken the name and number of the Antichrist in ignorance, and wed themselves to the wrong bridegroom, that marriage will be annulled, as we read in Isaiah 28:18. Though they shall not be saved by grace through faith in the Millennium age, however any soul can receive salvation through their works on judgment day at the end of the Millennium.
"Faith" is the taking something that you cannot see and believing it to be true. It is your taking action on that belief, much as you would when you lean on crutches to support your weight, and believing that those crutches will hold you up. You will not have to have faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ in the Millennium age, because you will have full knowledge, and Jesus Christ will be right here on earth with us. Christ's death on the cross will be fact to all people then, so what will matter then will be what you will do with the knowledge and wisdom that God will place in your mind. The choices you make with that knowledge is what makes up your works, and those works are what God will judge you on at the great white throne of judgment.
Every act and work that is performed in the Millennium age of those that were not sealed in the age of the flesh will be recorded in the books, and then on judgment day is when your soul will receive immortality, or not. If God reveals the truth to you while in your flesh body, and you are sealed in your mind when Satan to where you can see that even with his supernatural powers and lying wonders that he is not Jesus Christ, then Satan will not be tempting to you. The death of the soul that comes at the end of the Millennium age is called the second death, and is the death of your very soul.
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