"Gentile Nations, and Armies."
This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org
Isaiah thirty four is a continuation of chapter thirty three, and in this chapter God is going to let us know what He is going to do to all nations, which are in the "One World System".
Isaiah 34:1 "Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it."
God is talking about the entire earth here, and everything that is on the face of the earth. This applies to all the races of mankind, and there are no exceptions to this.
Isaiah 34:2 "For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies: He hath utterly destroyed them, He hath delivered them to the slaughter."
This word "nations" is "Gentiles", and their armies are placed under a prophetic band, or curse. This is in the future sense for us today, however it shall happen in our generation. This shall happen after Satan, the king of the one world system has returned; after Satan is worshipped as the Messiah, and at this time the system is not going to have a leader any longer because Satan will be removed to the pit. The world will have only one King at this time and it shall be Jesus Christ.
This is fixing the time that the events of this chapter shall happen. It is the time of the return of Christ to earth when He sets up His Millennium kingdom.
Isaiah 34:3 "Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood."
This is very graphic, and it says about the same thing that Zechariah 14:12 has to say about this day. "And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."
This is the time of the seventh trumpet, and what happens to the flesh bodies at this time just doesn't matter because all flesh shall be done away with. This is the time that Jesus Christ will set up His Millennium kingdom, and flesh and blood cannot exist in that kingdom. That kingdom is right here on earth, and that is why all flesh shall be eliminated. Paul tells us that in the wink of an eye we shall all be changed from these flesh or corruptible body, into a new incorruptible body. Why?
Because the age of the flesh is over, and all souls will have a new spiritual body. The flesh is done away with, as well as everything that applies to the flesh. If you are a doctor, you no longer have an occupation, for there will be no sickness in the Millennium. Everything that applies to the flesh, its pleasures and excitements, as well as the fears that deal with the flesh are all gone. If you stop and think for a moment, you will realize that we will actually move to another dimension of matter. An example of this is when Jesus appeared to the disciples through a wall and had supper with them. After the supper Jesus got up and departed back through the wall, along with the broiled fish and the honey comb that He just ate. Jesus was in the spiritual body at this time, and the wall and food were in the physical. Two different realms, yet when the food entered Jesus body, it went through the wall also. Yet the scars on Jesus' hands and feet, and in His side were still on His spiritual body, as Thomas witnessed eliminating all his doubt.
Many people have had near death, or out of body experiences where the soul body separates from the physical body for a brief period of time. This allows that person the opportunity to witness for themselves the reality of the separation of the flesh body, soul and spirit. When this happens the person is usually changed for the better, as a new purpose of life changes that person for the good. There is a transition of the soul upon death, and Solomon talked about this in Ecclesiastes 12:7.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it."
When the flesh body is over [died], the natural process causes the flesh body to return to the elements that the body is made of. Instantly upon death the soul and spirit that gave life to that flesh body is returned to our Heavenly Father that sent the soul into that body at conception.
While we are in the physical body we just don't know what is near us in the spiritual sense, for that is another dimension. So when this time of the ages comes, there is no reason to be shook up, it is the time to move to another age and dimension.
Isaiah 34:4 "And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree."
The hosts are the people, the souls that are in the heaven and they are the ones that have fallen. There is only one time ever that this shall take place and that is recorded also in the book of Revelation Six. This happens in the sixth seal, which is also the sixth trumpet, and the sixth vial. That is three sixes that shall come to pass; 6-6-6 and it had better be familiar to you, for therein is wisdom. That is what allows us to prepare to stand against Satan, when we know the chronological order of things in the end time. The sixth seal is when Satan appears on earth and presents himself as Jesus.
Revelation 6:12 "And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"
Revelation 6:13 "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as the fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."
The stars of heaven are the children of heaven, and that is Satan and his fallen angels. At the sixth seal they are cast out of heaven onto the earth as recorded in Revelation 12:9; "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." The sixth seal, the scroll rolled up in the heaven, and the casting of Satan and his angels to the earth are all the same event happening.
Revelation 6:14 "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."
We just finished reading of this scroll being rolled together in Isaiah 34:4. Friend, there is nothing old about any of God's Word, the Old Testament and the New Testament both give forth the same documentation supporting God's plan for the ages. The Old Testament is what the church first studied, and it is what Paul and the disciples taught from. Don't let some fake preacher kid you into throwing any part of it away. For even the blood sacrifices were fulfilled by the shed blood of Christ on the cross, we have an example of the covering that God requires for the sins of mankind. The blood of lambs and goats were only a temporary covering until the true sacrifice of the promised Messiah came and offered the most perfect sacrifice for the sins for all times. Our Heavenly Father is the same today as He was yesterday, and that He shall be for all eternity. Our Heavenly Father is in control.
Jesus told us in Matthew 24:32 to "learn the parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:" By understanding the parable of the fig tree we protect ourselves from being taken out of season. When the figs are falling out of season, they are ripening too soon, and just fall from the tree, instead of being picked in season, and being good fruit. There will be many people harvested out of season by the false messiah because they will think that he has come to rapture them away. They are the ones that would rather listen to fairy-tales of fly-away traditions then get down and study God's Word to put on their spiritual armor. You are the one to make the choice, and you are the one that has to live with your choices.
Isaiah 34:5 "For My sword shall be bathed in heaven: Behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of My curse, to judgment."
"My sword" is our heavenly Father speaking, and He is going to do a little cleaning house there also. God has placed a curse on certain people, by what they have done in the past. However the greatest curse of all is to be deceived by the false one world system, with the Satan at the head of it. That is why this Sword, or Word from God is directed to all nations and all races of people on earth living in our generation. For it shall be in our generation that this curse shall plague the whole earth. This deals with the time after the false christ has deceived the whole earth. This is why God is angry and why He will dip his sword in the blood of the cursed peoples of the earth.
"Idumea" comes in the Hebrew comes from the word, "Edom" and in Strong's Hebrew Dictionary it is # 123; "Edom, ed-ome'; from #22, red, from Genesis 25:25; The elder twin brother of Jacob; hence the region Idumea is occupied by him: Edom, Edomites, Idumea."
Genesis 25:30 "And Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint:" therefore was his name called Edom."
So we see that the Edomites are the offspring of Esau the twin brother of Jacob. They are the Edomites that possess the land called "Idumea". In that this chapter in Isaiah is dealing with the final generation, Idumea is the land that these Edomites of today are living in. We call that land Russia today.
We read in Ezekiel 38:2 "Son of man, set thy face against God, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,"
The "chief prince" is the head of the tribes of "Meshech and Tubal", and his name was "Rosh". It is from this leader, or chief prince that we get the name "Russia". The areas that these tribes located in is the area north of the Caucasus mountains that we call Russia today. This is the area of Idumea that Isaiah is talking about.
Though our nation has a covenant with Russia at this time, the covenant that God has made in Ezekiel 38 and 39 supercedes any man made covenant in this final generation. God has stated exactly how it shall be at the end of this specific generation, and only a fool would place any faith in a man made covenant when it goes against God's written Word. So when you hear of great things that Russia is doing with the United States and the other nations of the House of Israel, know that they are very temporary. Russia shall move against us again with her band of many nations, and it is God that shall bury them in the valleys of Hamon-gog, in the territory we call Alaska today. The battle of "Armageddon", or the "the gathering place of the crowd" shall take place around Jerusalem, and though the two happen at the same time, they are two different battles. The war that takes place is on the final day of this earth age, and it is God that does away with them all.
In Isaiah it is writing not to the individual people here but to their system of nations that have bound themselves together at this time. Anytime a system tries to drive God's teachings out, even over a long period of time, it creates socialism and communism. Today these systems and the men that control them are occupying the highest position in our land, and God doesn't like it. In due time it is God that shall do the removing of all of them, when He comes to restore His kingdom to the earth.
Isaiah 34:6 "The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea."
First of all, "Bozrah" is the "fortress of Edom", it is the military might of the Russian nation, as well as all the pressures that they bring on others. The land that Bozrah is in, is called "Idumea", or Russia today. That slaughter will take place in Russia and you can count on it. It will happen in a land that the United States purchased from Idumea. The time is coming very soon when the Russian army, with all its confederate nations come against the "House of Israel", which Canada and the United States are part of, and God will destroy them right there on their attack.
Ezekiel 39:1 "Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against God, and say, 'Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal [Rosh, or Russia]:"
Ezekiel 39:2 "And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains [nations] of Israel [The house of Israel]:"
Ezekiel 39:3 "And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of they right hand."
Ezekiel 39:4 "Thou shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured."
God Himself will do all the destruction that comes on this massive army. It shall happen, and not one of our people shall be hurt because of it. God has His sights focused in on the fortress of Idumea, the Russian system and their allies. We do have agreements and treaties with these nations now, only at the time of their convenience Russia and her allies will treat them as if they just never existed. Why do I know this? Because it is written in God's Word. There are people in Russian that this will not affect in any manner because they will have already put their trust in the living God, and God will protect every last one of them.
Remember that the entire Soviet empire of nations fell apart in just three days, and what shall come to pass can happen over night. Our press just doesn't like to report all the news, as it gives its socialistic slant on the news.
Isaiah 34:7 "And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness."
This word "unicorns" in the Hebrew tongue is "re'emin" which in the English tongue is "rhinoceros". These terms of animals are the identification of the different nations that shall move down with the Russian armies, and their lands also shall be darkened "soaked" with their own blood. What ever wealth that existed in their lands will be turned to dust, and worthless. The next verse will give a time fix on when this shall happen.
unicorns - 7214 re'em or re'eym or reym or rem- probably the great aurochs or wild bulls, which are now extinct. The exact meaning is not known.
bullocks - 6499 par (par); or par (pawr); from 6565; a bullock (apparently as breaking forth in wild strength, or perhaps as dividing the hoof): KJV-- (+young) bull (-ock), calf, ox.
bulls - 47 'abbiyr (ab-beer'); for 46; KJV-- angel, bull, chiefest, mighty (one), stout [-hearted], strong (one), valiant.
Isaiah 34:8 "For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion."
This will all happen on "the day of the Lord's vengeance", and that day is after the first six trumpets have sounded, and Satan has had his time of rule over the one world religious system. Friend, God has allowed all the events of this controversy of Zion, and the events that lead up to it, be known by His people. That knowledge is what is meant by having the seal of God in your forehead, which is in your mind. By knowing each of these events, and the promises of protection that God made to each of His children, we should not worry about this one bit. It is going to happen, the day of the Lord's vengeance will come, and all things will be made right. This is a glorious day for all of God children that have made a stand through the time of Satan's rule, and were not deceived. Wisdom and knowledge from the Word of God is our stability, whereby we can grasp on to his deceptions, and have power over the enemy. Isaiah 65 will take us much deeper into this subject, as to what will take place on this "day of the Lord."
The controversy that shall be ended on the day of vengeance has continued from the first earth age, when Satan's pride got the best of him and he brought one third of God's children down with him, and it continues to this day.
Isaiah 34:9 "And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch."
Why can we say that this system is turned to burning pitch? Because the governmental system which he heads, which is the first beast that had ten kings, and is made up of all nations, will go into the lake of fire, as we read in Revelation 20:14, 15. At that time, Satan will never have the rule or authority that God granted him for the five month period of the great deception again. Even though Satan is released at that end of the Millennium age for a short season, he will not be granted the power to perform those supernatural acts again that so devistated men and women in the flesh, in this age. Satan's release then will be to test those that failed in this age of the flesh and the first earth age, but were given the opportunity of salvation by their works in the Millennium age.
On the day of vengeance the earth is not destroyed by fire, for in II Peter 3:10 we read; "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
The "elements" in the Greek is "stoicheion"; "something orderly in arrangement, principle, rudiments." It is the system that goes to make up the one world order that Satan rules over. It is all the forms of idolatry, and those false doctrines and religions that will lead a person to believe Satan is the Messiah and worship him. Friend, you can stand right in the middle of all the burning and it shall not hurt one hair on your head, so to speak. The "melt" in the Greek is to "luo" "to loose from it". At the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ all souls will be freed from Satan and all his realm, His fallen angels, and evil spirits that roam the earth. They simply will not be present during the thousand year Millennium age.
It is important that you keep the two events clear in your mind, "the day of vengeance" is when Jesus comes to make things right on earth and all flesh is changed into their incorruptible bodies. The other day of Satan's destruction is after the Millennium age when Satan and all his evil forces go into the lake of fire. When the day of vengeance comes, we simply will not be in the flesh bodies and there is no pain nor decay. God's wrath is aimed at His enemies, that are under His curse, as we read in the prior verse.
Judgment for God's children is eternal life, and the entering into their immortal bodies. It is the receiving of eternal rewards, and the inheritance that God has set up for you. Your judgment is determined by your daily lives, and what you do and say for the lord. It is how you live your live, and part of that is that you repent in Jesus name during those times that you fall short and sin. It is you that determines whether your judgment is positive or negative. The day of vengeance is the last day of this world age of mankind existing in the flesh.
Isaiah 34:10 "It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever."
Anytime that anything is turned into ashes, it is gone forever. It just will never be again in any form. This has not happened yet, therefore the book of Isaiah is prophecy even to our generation. It is prophecy right up to the completion of this earth age.
Isaiah 34:11 "But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and He shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness."
The "cormorant and the bittern" are the "pelican and the needle bearing bird". Both of these birds along with the owl and the raven are unclean birds, that feast of the garbage and dead flesh of other animals. God is comparing these unclean birds to those who are part of the confusion of Satan's end time Babylonian system. The confusion that these people are in will be taken away on the day of vengeance, and they will all see clearly what they have done. That is why they will have such great shame that they will desire the mountains to fall upon them. It is one thing to be biblical illiterate, and quite another thing to stay that way. There is no excuse when we have the tools today to understand the truth therein.
Isaiah 34:12 "They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing."
How in the world are you going to have nobles, when all the nobles, the bright and intelligent people have been killed off. When we look at Russia and the godless system of communism today, and see the millions that have been killed off. God is saying that in the end times when they need the nobles, there will be none. It is easy to see this reality when we observe the leaders of Russia today, and the decisions that they are making in governing their nation. This same verse applies to the system that is now taking a stranglehold on the nations of the world today, called the United Nations, and to Satan's system that will be born out of it.
Even the princes that stand over the Arabs, Christians, Hindus, and any other form of national system will be reduced to nothing at the coming of Christ. The so-called authority that they now posess will be gone forever. This is concerning the national systems, and not the individual peoples. When a government falls to another form, the old system ceases to exist in any form. The laws, taxes, buildings and everything that went with that system is gone, and in it's place the people are governed by another system. When Christ comes, Satan's system is gone and Jesus Christ Kingdom will be the only government on the face of the earth. There will be no enemies to Christ's kingdom because they, and all that went to make up their evil rudiments, are destroyed.
Isaiah 34:13 "And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls."
We are still talking about the fortresses of Bozrah, the systems of Russia and the one world system that Antichrist shall rule over. Those strong holds will be turned into wilderness where the jackels and wild owls will nest, and the only thing that will grow in her palaces will be thorns and wild bushes. As we see on television these are the conditions of the Russian military bases today. Those once beautiful bases, with their precision military equipment, planes, tanks, and missiles looks like a scrap heap. The runways look like they are over run with weeds and wild animals, and their pilots are selling their time as tour guides for foreign dollars. This is happening today, and the fullness of God's day of vengeance has not come to pass yet.
Isaiah 34:14 "The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest."
"The satyr" is a hairy goat, while the "screech owl" as used here, in the Greek is any wild beast of the night. Remember that is was the hairy goat skin that was used on the arm of Jacob to deceive Isaac into giving the blessing to Jacob. The hairy goat is how the feel of the skin of Esau felt to Isaac in his blindness. Satan is the prince of the night, and he rules over the people of the night. All the night people will find rest in the land of Esau. What happens in communist nations should not surprise anyone who is familiar with the Word of God.
Isaiah 34:15 "There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate."
There is going to be plenty of blood and decaying flesh for the wild beast and unclean foul of the air after the great day of the Lord comes to pass. Idumea is only a type of what shall be happening around the world to all those that were deceived by the one world system of the Antichrist. Remember that there is going to be two centers of battle, the Russians and her allies to be consumed at the valley of Hamon-gog, while at the gathering place of the crowd, at "Armageddon" there will be another conflict that will also consume the armies of the nations. When we follow the chronological order of events both of these battles must come to pass on the day of the Lord.
Isaiah 34:16 "Seek ye out of the book of the Lord and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for My mouth it hath commanded, and His Spirit it hath gathered them."
This is some of the best advice that you will ever receive. Friend, the "book of the Lord" is every book that is written in our Bible. It was called the scroll in the time of Isaiah, and every part from Genesis to Revelation is important to read and understand. God is telling you that the end of the one world system, and every evil thing shall come to an end exactly as it is written in His Book. God is telling you to read all parts of it for it was written just for us in this final generation. Prior to our generation and the establishment of Israel as a nation, end time prophecy was left completely up to speculation. You just could not apply it to any other happening that was going on, except on the first two levels of history, and the spiritual level. However now it all has come to light as the events are taking place right before our eyes, and the one world system is a reality.
We can see the ten agencies of the one world system, called the United Nations take their control over every nation on the face of the earth. Even our nation has become a charter member and gives over our internal authority to this band of Kenites, as they set up their hidden dynasties to pave the way for their father Satan. Friend, it is time to be literate in the Word of God, and the only way is to search the "Book" for the truth, and mark it well in your mind. Pray that the Holy Spirit of God will guide you in all matters of wisdom and understanding, to prepare you for the times ahead. It is the time we must have the full armor of God on and in place to stand against the wild spiritual darts of the devil; as written of in Ephesians 6:10-20 .
As you gain the stability from the Word of God, you will also gain the peace of mind that comes with that wisdom. The entire earth is going into Satan's one world system, and there is no flying away to get away from it. The time is a time of great deception, and the only path to escape is with the knowledge and wisdom sealed away in your mind. That is the "seal of God in your forehead", as spoken of in Revelation 9:4, and if you do not have that seal you will be turned over to Satan by God. It is absolute because God's Word says so. It is wake up time, for there may not be a tomorrow to get ready. It is time to claim the power of God that every child of God has, and it comes through the knowledge, the wisdom and the stability that you are guaranteed through His Word.
Isaiah 34:17 "And He hath cast the lot for them, and His hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein."
The subject is "the nations of the world", even the "Gentile nations". God is saying that He has "cast the lot for them", as to where they would live and what they would be doing. He is the one that divided up the lands and placed the different peoples and races where they are, for His purposes. Once God has placed a nation and people in place, God willed that they would remain there, divided from generation to generation to the very end of this earth age.
The reason that God is talking about "all nations", yet He singled out the Russian people of Idumea in this chapter, is that it is from that nation that the movement of socialism and communism, to join all nations into one, first came. It happened before when Nimrod of ancient Babylon tried to join all nations into one city, or nation, as we read of in Genesis 10:8-12. Out of that "one world government" came the ancient Sumerian religion of Babylon where man tried to form his own salvation to heaven by building the tower, and man made ways and traditions first came. God was not pleased with any of man's ways, and He came down and divided the peoples of the earth by the confusion of their tongues, or languages. Languages cause division even within a city, for you do not bind as a people when you don't speak the same tongue.
The Holy Spirit of God caused the division of tongues, and the Holy Spirit in the end times can also end that confusion when we allow Him to speak through us. On the day of Pentecost as the hundred and twenty Christians went into the streets of Jerusalem speaking in that tongue of the Spirit of God, every person that heard the words spoken. Each person heard it in the very language and dialect of his neighborhood back home. Remember that at this time there were Jews from all parts of the world, and speaking every form of language existing at that time. There was no confusion to the understanding of what was said, only in the fact that an Oriental that stood along side of an African both understood at the same time without an interpreter. This was called the "cloven tongue".
It was from Russia that the great socialist movement began, and the effort to combine all men into one union, all equal so to speak, with an equal distribution of wealth. This entire idea is of the devil and it is not of God, for Jesus taught us that some would have one talent and other five and ten talents. God expects us to work the talents that He has blessed and given us, and those that are to lazy go without; "are cast into outer darkness". That surely doesn't sound like the garbage that is peddled from the socialist tongue. It is from Idumea, from Russia that the work of Satan to prepare the world for his return and his one world system received its start, and we can see why God is so much down on that nation and its system. That system and nation will be eliminated on the day of the Lord, for God's Word has stated it.
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