The American Wisdom Series

Presents pamphlet #6410

The Book of Isaiah
Chapter 10

Isaiah means the "Salvation of Yah" and so it is that Yahveh has given us His Son, Yah-shua (Yahveh's Savior), to save us and redeem us and to be our King, the Prince of Peace called Wonderful and Counsellor (Isa. 9:6). To that end He has made His Word, which is righteousness, available to us all (Isa. 9:8) so that we are without excuse in "hearing His Voice"! Yet for all that He has done for us, the multitudes of our people have turned away from His righteousness by forsaking His Word to follow after the iniquitous and unrighteous traditions of men which are contrary to and make void that which is written in the Word of God. You "see", that is exactly what a "tradition of man" is... any doctrine or decree that has no foundation in the written Word of God. Even Webster's Dictionary defines a tradition as a belief or custom having "no written instruction":

Webster's Dictionary
tradition


1 : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom)
2 : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.

In other words, if a belief or religious practice or even a social law is contrary to the written instruction our Father gave us in His Word, then it is iniquity and unrighteousness, for it is a violation, a transgression of the law, meaning it is "against the Law"!
Strong's Concordance
iniquity


anomia, an-om-ee'-ah, Greek 458; from Greek 459 (anomos); illegality, i.e. violation of law or (genitive) wickedness :- iniquity, transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.

That's right, the traditions of men are "illegal" and those who engage in such illegalities will surely find themselves in bondage! On the other hand, our Father's is Word is called by James the brother of Jesus Christ, the "perfect law of liberty" and IF we would just discipline ourselves in that perfect law and follow His ways, we would be set free (John 8:32) and be blessed and happy indeed! James 1:25 "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." The good news is that even if the multitudes of our people do not "look into the perfect law of liberty", you and I are free to do so and continue therein and receive His bountiful spiritual blessings from above!

However as we learned in chapter nine, the majority of our people have chosen to follow their own path and in their vanity they even consider the national blessings we have received as a result of the covenant (promise) our Father made to Abraham, as the work of their own hands! Arrggghh! Furthermore His children have allowed the kenites to enter in and rob them of their riches, both spiritual and earthly, even becoming their head, their taskmasters, by making them captive to taxation and usury. Then to add insult to injury, His children turn around and elevate those sons of Cain to the status of "God's chosen people" when the perfect law of liberty declares them to be liars and of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9 & 3:9).

We also learned that even after His children are chastised they still refuse to turn to Him but rather continue all the more down the path of unrighteousness that leads to spiritual death (Prov. 14:12, 16:25)! And as we have been reading here in Isaiah, for "all these things" our Father's "anger is not turned away and His hand is outstretched still". That means He is not a happy camper and when the cup of His wrath is filled to the full He shall pour out that cup and consummate this flesh age.

Let us now look into the 10th chapter of Isaiah which is a continuation of the covenant made with Israel's enemies that began back in Isaiah 9:9. Here is part of the structure from page 943 of the Companion Bible:

Isaiah 9:9-10 Sin. Self-confidence

Isaiah 9:13 Sin. Impenitence

Isaiah 9:18 Sin. Lawlessness

Isaiah 10:1-2 Sin. Haughtiness

Isaiah 10:1
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
"Woe" in this verse means our Father is especially wroth with those who take advantage of His people and purposely rip them off for self gain and to maintain their power to rule over them. That is the MO of the so called "enlightened" who believe in their vain minds that they know best what is right and wrong (good and evil, Gen. 3:5) for everyone else while they exempt themselves from the "grievousness which they have prescribed". If our people were but halfway knowledgeable of God's Word they would never tolerate the liberalism that has made them subservient to the beast and his varied socialistic welfare and entitlement programs. But alas, churchianity itself has become a spiritual welfare state whereby our people are kept needy and hungry and on the spiritual welfare roles because all they receive when they go to church are a few crumbs (leavened at that) and a sip of milk, spiritually speaking!

Then, incredible as it is, after His children are robbed of the great riches and spiritual wealth that is contained in the Word of God, they sing praise and worship songs to honor God with their lips (Isa. 29:13), wait their turn to have the collection plate passed before them so they can make their "sacrifice", and leave feeling real good about themselves because their preachers told them all that they just did in the name of Christianity was pleasing to God. Sorry! God doesn't like "iniquity" and is not pleased with those who "work it"! Matthew 7:22-23 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? [23] And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

The "woe" continues to those who strive to:

[2] To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
This applies to both to the civil leaders as well as the spiritual leaders of our people who lead our people away from righteousness, away from God's Word to rob His children of their heritage! Woe unto those who turn aside the needy from judgment! Meanwhile, God's elect in these last days, the overcomers of the beast, are singing the Song of Moses in the ears of our people declaring "...Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints (Rev. 15:3)". Are you "singing" it?

The great Song of Moses, sometimes called the "Ode of Moses", is the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy that sums up and outlines the plan of God, the plan of the Rock of our Salvation for His people. For example:

It tells of our Father's greatness and of the proclamation of His Word.

It tells of those would claim to be "God's chosen people" as taught in these latter times by the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, but whose rock is not our Rock (Deut. 32:31) for they are a perverse and crooked generation.

It tells of how dearly and lovingly our Father brought forth and nourished and protected His people, giving them of the fattest portions of the earth and how after all that, they turned their backs and whored after other gods, provoking our Father to jealousy. It tells of how His people would become "lo ammi", which is to say "not my people" for period of time.

It tells of how He would scatter His people abroad and they would lose their identity, no longer calling themselves of the House of Israel and in fact calling themselves gentiles. It tells of how God would allow the "teeth of beasts" and the "poison of serpents" to come upon them to chastise them, and yet through all of this our loving Father would not forsake them.

Finally it tells how in the end, in the last days, that God would render vengeance to His enemies and to the enemies of His people, that they would know that He and He alone is Sovereign and that there is no other rock but Him. It is that Day of Vengeance spoken of in Isaiah 61:2, the pouring out of those 7 Last Plagues when the cup of His wrath is filled to the full. However, those with the seal of God in their foreheads who overcome the beast and his system and his locust army are not subject to His wrath and so it is that they sing the Victory Song, the Song of Moses, for in it they know the plan from the beginning and that His Word has and shall continue to come to pass exactly as it was written. Thus they know that we have the victory in Him!

Now consider the following questions.
Isaiah 10:3
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
Do not be deceived by any means (2 Thes. 2:3), God is sending the desolator, that "abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet", who is the death angel, the son of perdition, Satan himself as the false-christ, to make the land (spiritually) desolate and to take captive the hearts and minds of the children.
desolation, show', sho, Hebrew 7722; or (feminine) show'ah, sho-aw'; or sho'ah, sho-aw'; from an unused root meaning to rush over; a tempest; by implication devastation :- desolate (-ion), destroy, destruction, storm, wasteness.
Yes, when Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9) they shall take the world by storm through means of great signs and wonders and miracles that the false messiah shall perform in the sight of men. Make sure you know where to spiritually flee so that you are not caught up in that storm, that flood of his lies and deception (Matthew 24:16-20) that spew forth from the mouth of the dragon! Those who have wisdom and knowledge from the Word of God know that when they see the Assyrian come upon Jerusalem, as in when they see the abomination of desolation come stand in the holy place where he ought not, that they are to flee to the mountain of God, to hear His Voice and follow His instructions.
[4] Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Unless you have the "seal of God" in your forehead, meaning you have the knowledge and wisdom of His Word etched in the forefront of your mind, then you are "without Him" and you will bow down as a captive and fall to the sword of the Assyrian in these last days! And don't let some preacher-type deceive you by telling you that you are not going to be here when the king of Babylon, Satan, comes because Jesus Christ is going to come first and "rapture" you away. We are reading from the very Word of Truth that it is God Himself who sends the Assyrian to chastise those who have angered Him by forsaking His Word to follow after the traditions of men, who put their trust in the works of their own hands and the systems that men have devised to provide for their well being. In fact, we will find the chronological order given in the next few verses (6 & 12) just as Paul gives it to us in 2 Thes. 2. Let us also be reminded that historically the Assyrian did come upon our people and they were taken captive and carried away and many did fall under his sword. This was done as an ensample to give us a type to "see" and is written in His Word "for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come (1 Cor. 10:11)".
[5] O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
This is a divine summons, a decree that our Father will use the Assyrian as His rod of correction to chastise His people as part of the "outstretching of His hand" against an impious and godless nation, even against His own children who cannot tell the difference between the "profane" and the "holy" and thus cannot discern between the "unclean" and the "clean".
[6] I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
The important thing to remember in this verse is that it is God Almighty who is in control and it is He who sends the Assyrian against His people and gives him charge to take the spoil, etc. In other words, sending the Assyrian, who we will document in chapter 14 is a type of Satan as the false-christ, is part of His plan in this final generation to show His people who provoke Him to wrath and jealously, that the path they choose to follow in ignoring His Word always leads to captivity, oppression, and ultimately death! But remember also that God is not angry with those who love and serve Him... but rather with those who work iniquity and especially those who mislead His children to cause them to stumble and fall.
[7] Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Satan and his locust army have no idea that they are instruments in the hand of God, even His rod of chastisement against His people! In fact, these arrogant liberals think that it is by "their might" that they are taking the kingdom and world dominion unto themselves... but as verse 12 will document, God is complete control... always has been, is now, and always will be! And when His work is finished He will chop down the tree of the knowledge and good and evil and all the rest of Satan's little would-be-gods in one fell swoop!
[8] For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?
No, Satan's little princes (sars in Hebrew) of darkness are just kings (melek's) for an hour (Rev. 17:12), but it is the saints of the most High who take the kingdom and possess it forever and ever. It is the Zadok, the just ones, God elect, who shall be kings and priests and altogether reign with Jesus Christ for a thousand years (Rev. 20:4-6)!
Daniel 7:18
But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

Rev. 5:10
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

You "see", Jesus Christ is the true and only King of kings and Lord of lords... not Satan who is the false king and false messiah! So do not be deceived no matter how easily the "Assyrian" takes the kingdoms and capitals of all the nations under the shadow of his branches (Ezek. 31), for he shall certainly boast of his miraculous strength and ability to rule the world and impress many people.
[9] Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
These once powerful and influential cities were the path that the Assyrian took in his conquests, and they all fell to the power of his might!
Calno means "fortress of Anu", a city built by Nimrod (Gen. 10:10) and once his capital on the Tigris.

Carchemish (Jer. 46:10) was a Hittite capital northeast of Israel and means "fortress of Chemosh".

Hamath was the "father of the kenites", hence the land where the kenites dwelt.

Arpad was a city in northern Syria and means "I shall be spread out".

Samaria means "watch mountain" and was the capital city of the ten northern tribes of Israel.

Damascus means "silent is the sackcloth weaver" and was the capital of Syria.

Satan believes that just as easily as all the idolatrous kingdoms were taken by him and his army, so too shall he conquer Jerusalem by the strength of his hand and that the God of Israel cannot stay his hand! But you "see", if it were not for the fact that God uses him as rod of chastisement against His people, our Father long ago would have executed the sentence already passed on this would-be-king-of-the-world in Ezek. 28:18-19, which is to turn him to ashes and send him up in a puff of smoke forever and ever, i.e. blot him out for good which He shall yet do at the appointed time of the lake of fire following the Millennium! Here is an account of what the messenger of the king of Assyria had to say to the people in the days of Hezekiah, whose names means "strengthened by Yah":
Isaiah 36:13-20
Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
The king of Assyria is only "great" because God allows him to be so (Col. 1:16-17).
[14] Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.

[15] Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

[16] Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;

The power and might of the New World Order in these last days will take care of you and provide for you... as along as you make your alliance with him instead of standing against him and trusting in the Lord your God!
[17] Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

[18] Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

See also Daniel 3:15.
[19] Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?

[20] Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?

Amazing, isn't it, that Satan and his "messengers" are so arrogant as to compare the God of Israel to the gods of other nations, i.e. as having no power to save and deliver! Hey, we hear it all the time in these last days, don't we? We even see Christian preachers holding interfaith services with other religions in direct violation of God's commands! Woe! Let's return to Isaiah 10 and continue with the words of the Assyrian.
Isaiah 10:10
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
[11] Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
Well, historically the Assyrian did come upon Samaria and Jerusalem "to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets (vs. 6)", but it was not by the strength of his own hand but rather according to the plan and purpose of Almighty God as the "rod of His anger (vs. 5)". Nevertheless, be it known that when the plan of God is "finished"... so is Satan!
[12] Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
Again, our Father brings the Assyrian against His people to be the rod of His chastisement, to teach them what happens when they go astray from the Word of God to follow after the ways of men and their traditions which can be directly traced to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is all written and foretold of in Father's Word which shall come to pass in the final generation, the generation of the Fig Tree which began on May 15, 1948, just as it did historically in type (1 Cor. 10:11).

Here are a few more of Mr. Egomaniac's statements of thought!

[13] For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
"My, I, my, I, I, I (6 altogether in this verse)" are the thoughts of the Assyrian. Yes, Satan is "permitted" to control the world even as he is now the prince and power of the air, the evil force behind and in control of the New World Order (the beast of Rev. 13:1) as documented in Rev. 13:4, "And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
[14] And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
Satan shall march right in and gather all the nations and wealth of the world unto himself and his children of disobedience without nary a peep or a whimper! Of course our people are so deceived by those locust kenites who control the four hidden dynasties of Politics, Education, Economics, and Religion, that they don't even know they are already in bondage to and servants of the beast! For example, how many people do you know who understand central banking and why it is we have such a massive national debt or to whom we owe all the usury on the debt? Do you know? If not you need to because as we covered in a previous lesson, Deuteronomy 28:43-44 has already come to pass and the stranger we have permitted to enter in (Amos 6:14) has gotten high above us and has become our taskmaster indeed!
Deut. 28:43-44
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

[44] He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

And so it is that Satan and his locust army believe in their vain minds that they are in control, but here are some analogies to illustrate the simplicity of what our Father has to say about the matter.
[15] Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Can a sword swing itself or take credit for the blow? Of course not! Neither can the "rod of His anger (vs. 5)", which is sword of the Assyrian, either boast nor come against God's people unless the Lord of hosts sends him... and as it is written, He shall! The point is that our Father is in complete control and He uses the Assyrian, who is a type of Satan, to fulfill the negative part of His plan in bringing His people to know and understand the error of their ways and the consequences of forsaking His Word.

How great and marvelous is your perfect plan, Lord God Almighty! How just and true are your ways, thou King of saints!

Before we continue this study, let us go back and review the "signs" we were given in chapters 7 & 8 of this great book of Isaiah, for we will discover that they are all contained right here in chapter 10.

Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isa. 8:1-4)

Remember back in chapter 8 we learned that Maher-shalal-hash-baz, the symbolic name of the son of Isaiah, means "hasting (is he [the enemy] to the) booty, swift (to the) prey" which tells of the Assyrian hasting to make a prey and spoil of the nation and reveals the need of the salvation of Yahveh". He was given to us as a sign because it is the plan of our Father to chastise His children by sending the Assyrian against His people to take the booty (spoil) and take the prey.

Isaiah 10:5-6
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. [6] I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

Shear-jashub (Isa. 7:3)
You may also recall from Isa. 7:3 that Shear-jashub means "a remnant shall return" and we discussed that the "remnant who shall return" are the truth bearers of the final generation, even the sons and daughters of the prophets spoken of in Acts chapter two who bring forth and declare His righteousness (Ps. 22:30-31), which is His Word, and who shall wait upon the Lord and be left standing in the field, in the vineyard, when all others have fallen to and been taken (spiritually seduced) by the false messiah.

Isaiah 10:21-22
The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. [22] For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

Immanuel (Isa. 7:14)
Immanuel means "God with us" even as the Lord Himself, the Anointed One of God, promised to come dwell with us to save us from our sins and deliver us from our enemies. All we have to do is "harden not our hearts as did our forefathers in the day of temptation in the wilderness" and turn to Him and "hear His voice (Ps. 95:7-8, Heb. 3:15, 4:7)" which is to believe and trust in Him.

Isaiah 10:27
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

How truly marvelous is the Word of God in that we have been foretold and re-foretold of our Father's wondrous plan so that we are not left in the dark concerning His salvation or the events taking place in these last days.

Earlier we saw when the LORD sent the king of Assyria and his army upon the land to be His rod of correction upon His people, that the Assyrian began to boast of himself and became vain and puffed up and took credit as being all powerful and against whom no nation and no god, even the God of Israel, could withstand. However, let there be no doubt and do not fear the king of Assyria for it is written (and we read it earlier in verse 12) that "it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed His whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I (He) will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks." And so He shall and that brings us to where the subject continues concerning the consuming of that Wicked one with the spirit (fire) of His mouth, even Satan who Christ shall destroy (katargeo, render entirely idle) with the brightness of His coming (2 Thes. 2:8).

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
Just like that, in one day (see verse 17), our Father who is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) shall cause the mighty Assyrian army to all of a sudden become scant and wasted away as his most mighty men are consumed from within by the kindling of a burning fire! You "see", that is how the wicked are ultimately destroyed as documented by the judgment of Satan when he was sentenced to perish by fire and be no more. Hence Satan is now called the "son of perdition", the son who will perish by the kindling of a fire from within! Here is the account of Satan's judgment and sentence to die in "the world that then was (2 Pet. 3:6)":
Ezekiel 28:18


Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

Satan will be turned to ashes forever and ever by the consuming fire!
[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
The "son of perdition" shall cease to exist which is what to "perish" means. In fact, "perish" in Greek is "apollumi" which is the base word of Satan's name Apollyon in Rev. 9:11. Nevertheless, let this consuming fire kindled from within be no mystery but rather a simple analogy to help us understand the spiritual destruction of the soul by the only One who can destroy both body and soul... and that is ONLY Almighty God, your heavenly Father, the Holy One of Israel! That is why Jesus Christ told us to have no fear of those who can destroy the flesh body but rather fear (revere) Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (gehenna fire). Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
This next verse gives us some more insight into the consuming fire, the light of Truth!
Isaiah 10:17
And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
When the LORD "hath performed His whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem" then the day of the brightness of Christ's coming will arrive at the sound of the 7th Trump at which time He shall destroy Satan's New World Order, aka Babylon the great, and all the works and evil rudiments therein (2 Pet. 3:10, 12).

Let's take a look at an ensample of how quickly and easily God is able to diminish the army of the Assyrian. First of all, the king of Assyria's name at this time was Sennacherib which means "sin multiplied brothers".

Sennacherib, H5576  ?????? sanche?r?yb
BDB Definition:
Sennacherib = “Sin multiplied brothers” (Sin = the moon)
1) son of Sargon, father of Esarhaddon, and king of Assyria from 705-681 BC; attacked Judah during the reign of king Hezekiah and Judah was delivered when in response to the prayer of Hezekiah an angel smote 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.
The "moon" which actually has no light of its own for symbolically it represents Satan, was set in the heaven to rule over the night (Gen. 1:16)... and obviously all the lunar-tics too. In fact, all prophecy given concerning Satan and his children of darkness and of the night is given in lunar terminology whereas prophecies concerning the children of light and of the day are all given in solar terms.

Nevertheless, you will find in 2 Kings 19 the same account we read of earlier in Isaiah 36 where the king of Assyria, Sennacherib, sent his messenger to intimidate king Hezekiah and defy the power of his God. Here is what Hezekiah, whose name means "Strengthened by Yahveh", said as he hastened to the house of the LORD and bowed before Him in response to the message he received from the king of Assyria.

2 Kings 19:16-19
LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God. [17] Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, [18] And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. [19] Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God, even thou only.
Here is the LORD God's response to king Hezekiah:
2 Kings 19:20
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
Therefore the LORD God did deliver His people from the hand of the Assyrian as the angel of the LORD went out and smote the army of the Assyrian "during the night"!
2 Kings 19:35
And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
The point is, Satan and his angelic host are no match for the One who has ALL POWER in both heaven and earth, so do not be fearful of nor be intimidated by Satan or his locust army or his beast system in these last days! Our Father shall take care of and consume His (and our) enemies once He "hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem".
[18] And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
Just like that... the army of the Assyrian, a type of Satan's locust army in these last days, shall come to naught. Furthermore, the most mighty men of Satan's army, who are those fallen angels who are cast out with him to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9), shall be destroyed as per Rev. 11:13, both soul and body, by the Lord Jesus Christ at His coming as an example to one and all! Jude documents that they are set forth as an example.
Jude 1:6-7
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
These are those same perverted sons of God, the Nephilium of Genesis 6, who came to this earth in the days of Noah without entering through the womb and took the daughters of Adam to wife. The result of that unholy union produced the giants we read of which caused Father to bring about the Flood of Noah to rid them from off the face of the earth. For more on this you can go to our pamphlet #6237, 6238, #6239, #6240 and #6241

[7] Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
These most men of Satan's army shall "suffer the vengeance of eternal fire" as they perish by the consuming fire on that great day when Yahshua returns at the sound of the 7th Trump! We also have a type and forerunner of this given to us in Daniel 3:22 where the "most mighty men" of Nebuchadnezzar's army "bound" and "cast" God's elect, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedneggo, into the burning fiery furnace after that they were delivered up because they would not bow to the image of the beast.

Daniel 3:20
And he [Nebuchadnezzar] commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
The problem for old Neb was that these servants of God had on the whole gospel armor of God (Eph. 6).
[21] Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
This means that "God was with them" and if you read further you will find that there was a fourth one walking in the midst of the fiery furnace with the three children of God. That one would have been Jesus Christ, the King of the just, even Melchi-sedek. Daniel 3:25 "He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
[22] Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
The flame that "slew" the most mighty men of Nebuchadnezzar's army was the "vengeance of eternal fire" from the One who walked in the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Remember God is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29).

Nevertheless, when our Father is finished "consuming the glory of his forest" there won't be one tree standing aside another that won't have been felled!

Isaiah 10:19
And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
However, remember Shear-jashub?
[20] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
That's what it is all about... staying upon the LORD... IN TRUTH! Our people are going to learn the hard way, even as they now are learning though they do not have the eyes to see it yet, what happens when they depart from Truth, His Word, and go whoring after other gods.
[21] The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
What a great and marvelous plan of salvation our Father has in store for His children that shall eventually cause them to turn their hearts back to Him and truly love to walk in His ways that produce peace and happiness and prosperity for all. Meanwhile, God's elect in these last days already know Him and love Him and keep His commands (John 14:15). Remember from our study of the Parable of the Vineyard that they are sent here to labor in the vineyard to produce fruit for the kingdom of God.
[22] For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
God promised Abraham that his seed would be as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the sea (Gen. 22:17) and so they have if you are wise to know where they dwell today. Even so, most Christians shall stumble and fall to the lies and deception of the false messiah in these last days for it is written that only those who have the seal of God in their foreheads, which is to have His Word written and etched in the forefront of their minds (Rev. 9:4), shall escape the spiritual slaughter of the king of Assyria and his army, i.e. Satan and his locust army.

But remember Shear-jashub in that there is a remnant that shall not be deceived nor bow to Baal (Rom. 11:4-5). It is even written in that 19th chapter of 2 Kings that we read from earlier:

2 Kings 19:30-31
And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

[31] For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

The question is, "Are you one of that remnant? Are you one of God's elect?" If you have eyes to see and ears to hear concerning the two trees, the tree of life which is Jesus Christ, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which is false messiah, then you are, because the rest of our beloved brothers and sisters cannot tell the difference between the two Jesus Christs. They are spiritually blinded because they love not the truth, i.e. they do not study their Father's Word to hear His voice and keep His commands. That is precisely why He is angry with them and He is going to send the desolator, the king of Assyria who is a type of Satan as the false messiah, to smite the land, i.e. "to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets (Isa. 10:6)".
Isaiah 10:23
For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
Again, the Lord God of hosts is going to send the abomination of desolation (spoken of by Daniel the prophet) to come stand in the holy place upon Mt. Zion and make a "consumption"! In other words, the false messiah, the self exalted one who shall come claiming to be God, shall cause the daily sacrifice to cease (Dan. 9:27) because the whole world, including the majority of Christians, will take communion with him believing that he is God. And as we have read here in the 10th chapter of Isaiah, once "He hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem" and the spiritual desolation has taken place as He has determined it, then He shall put a stop to the indignation and return to deliver His people out of the hand of the Assyrian. That's the plan, it is written, and that that is determined by Almighty God SHALL be done!
Daniel 11:36
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
And so it is that Satan, that old son of perdition, the one who has already been sentenced to die, the "king" in Daniel 11:36, comes first, which is at the sound of the 6th Trump that comes before we gather back to Jesus Christ at the sound of the 7th Trump, and sits in the temple, the body of Christ, claiming to be God and deceives the whole world by means of his signs and miracles into believing that he is God. 2 Thes. 2:4 "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." Again, this is "that that is determined", our Father's plan to send the king of Assyria to make the land spiritually desolate. Therefore knowing what shall come to pass and the purpose thereof, there is no cause to be surprised by the Assyrian invasion nor to be afraid... which is exactly what we are told next in Isaiah.
Isaiah 10:24
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt.
It is written and so shall it happen as it is written. The good news is that Christ foretold us all things (Mark 13:23) so that there is nothing unknown about what is happening now or what shall yet happen to our people. Therefore do not be afraid nor deceived but rather expect the Assyrian, Satan as the false-christ in these last days, to come upon the land for God is going to send him as the rod of His wrath until He has used him to accomplish the indignation and desolation to chastise His people! Then Jesus Christ shall return and quickly put an end to it!
[25] For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.

[26] And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

You can read of the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb in Judges chapter 7. However one thing is for certain and that is that it shall be a jubilant Jubilee indeed when Messiah returns for then shall Freedom and Liberty be "proclaimed throughout the land" and there shall be no more bondage and oppression by the Assyrian and his powerful locust army. Our Lord and Shepherd's rod and His staff which provide comfort and peace (Ps. 23) shall replace that staff of burden and that rod of oppression wielded by the taskmasters and the oppressors! You "see", God is able to deliver His people even as He parted the Red Sea for our forefathers, and He shall yet provide dry ground for His children to cross over!
[27] And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Yes, Yahshua, the Anointed One of God, , Immanuel, shall be with us and lift the burden and destroy the yoke and He shall reign supreme from henceforth forever and ever as Lord of lords and King of kings!
Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Now we are in for a treat because the last few verses of chapter 10 are a heads-up for those with eyes to see of the prophetic path of how the Assyrian arrives to the hill of Jerusalem to stand in the holy place where he ought not. You "see", if you already know the plan and now the path that the desolator is going to take, then you should be able to see him coming and know how close he is... if you keep your eyes and ears open! So to begin with, take careful notice that here are numerous locations given in the next few verses, because the meanings of their names along with their proximity to Jerusalem are key to understanding what is being said.
Isaiah 10:28
He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:
Aiath means "heap of ruins".
Migron means "precipice".
Michmash means "hidden".
also carriages means "baggage".

When the Assyrian begins to make desolate the land, as in a heap of ruins, and comes to the precipice of this age, which is the jumping off point so to speak, his "baggage" will be at Michmash, which means his method of operation in utilizing the four hidden dynasties to wage spiritual warfare will be "hidden" to most people.

[29] They are gone over the passage [valley]: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.
If you look up the meanings of the name of these cities, Geba, Ramah, and Gibeah, you will find that they all mean "hill", as in a high place. Notice in the map in the back of your Bible that as the Assyrian begins to move closer and takes up lodging at Geba, which approximately "6" miles from Jerusalem, Ramah is afraid (charad, meaning to "shudder with terror") and Gibeah (hill, or to inquire or counsel) of Saul is put to flight!

As we read earlier, the Assyrian, a type of Satan, is going to easily take all the high places (churches) of the earth (using terror and deception, counsel fled away) on his way to finally taking the hill of Jerusalem... to stand upon Mount Zion where he ought not!

[30] Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
Gallim means "rolling springs or water".
Laish means "crushing lion".
Anathoth means "answers to prayer".

He shall cause the waves to roar (Luke 21:25) and shall spiritually devour our Biblically challenged people as with the cheek teeth of a lion ripping and tearing the prey (Rev. 9:8) while the people pray and wonder what is happening. However you who study your Father's Word know what is happening and if you are willing to seek and rely on God as did Hezekiah, then your prayers shall be answered and you shall be delivered.

[31] Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
Madmenah means "dunghill".
Gebim means "cisterns".

To be "removed" is to wander or stray and "to gather themselves to flee" is to seek refuge! But alas there is no place to hide or seek refuge from the onslaught of the Assyrian except in the "fortress of our God"! Psalm 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

[32] As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
Nob not only means "high place" but as Dr. Bullinger notes on page 946 of the Companion Bible, it was a city of the priests! And so it is with his priests that the Assyrian, a type of false-christ in these last days, shall "shake his hand" meaning to "lift up his power" against the mountain (nation) of God! In fact, as it is written he shall claim to be the high priest himself, the Messiah returning to bring peace and prosperity to the world.
[33] Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled.
Again, the plan is to use the Assyrian to lop the beautiful branch and the upright stems in order to humble His people.
[34] And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
Will you be cut down by the sword of the Assyrian, as in stumble and fall to the great deception in these last days, or will you be one of the remnant left standing "such as are escaped of the house of Jacob" that we read of in Isa. 10:26, those who "shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth!"

Make sure that when you see the "abomination of desolation" standing in the holy place where he ought not, that you take heed to Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and turn away from the abominable one and take your refuge in the true mountain of God.

Mark 13:14
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Are these not the most exciting times in the history of the world in which to live? Yes they are, and the most exciting part of all is seeing and witnessing our Father's plan unfold and come to pass before our very eyes exactly as He said it would!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.



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