The American Wisdom Series

Presents pamphlet #6414

The Book of Isaiah
Chapter 14

We are studying the great book of Isaiah whose name means "Yahveh's salvation". We are going to be taken past this flesh age, past the time of the destruction of Babylon the Great at the sound of the 7th Trump when God's delivers His people from the captivity of the oppressor, and "see" what message the people shall be taught during the Millennium. You could even call what is written in this 14th chapter of Isaiah, Yahveh's salvation message for the Millennium because as it is written in Revelation 20:3, after the 1000 years is ended Satan shall be released for a short season and all who follow him at that time "shall surely die" (the second death), which means they will perish along with him, along with that son of perdition who is the only son so far who has been sentenced to perish (Ezek. 28:18) in the lake of fire. That means that if they do choose to follow the wicked one at that time and are thus sentenced to die at the Great White Throne Judgment, they will cease to exist, as in gone forever and ever... out of sight, out of mind!

Many churches and denominations teach that this flesh age is the only day of salvation and consequently if you do not come to know Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Saviour before you pass away in your flesh body, then you are doomed to be tortured and burn forever and ever in some hideous Dante's Inferno, a concept not supported by scripture but rather devised by the hearts and minds of men and passed on down through tradition. However, our Father's Word reveals to us that there is more to His plan of salvation than just this flesh age, more than meets the (flesh) eye so to speak, and that in fact there are three "earth ages" that are fitly joined together: (1) the "world that then was", (2) this present flesh age, and (3) the world age to come extending on into the eternity! We find all three are spoken of by Peter in the third chapter of his second epistle:

2 Peter 3:6
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

2 Peter 3:7
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

It is only by understanding the three earth ages that we can know where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going, because again, these three earth ages are "fitly joined together" to bring about the salvation of God's children and the restoration of all things. In fact, the very first thing Paul tells us concerning faith, after teaching us that true "faith" is real "sub-stance", as in that which is under (sub) us upon which we stand (stance), i.e. the foundation upon which we stand that hopefully is the Rock, the Word of God, and not the vain teachings and traditions of men, is precisely that, i.e. that the "worlds" (aeons) were "framed", as in fitly joined together!
Hebrews 11:1-3
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

[2] For by it the elders obtained a good report.

[3] Through faith we understand that the worlds (aeons) were framed (fitly joined together) by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Understand that we are not teaching that people are given a "second chance" in the Millennium, and that is because most will never come to a full knowledge of the truth in this final generation in order to even have a chance. As it is written in Romans chapter eleven, they are in a spirit of slumber, meaning their eyes and ears of understanding are not open in this present age to be able to "see" the precious truth of God's Word. In fact the majority of professing Christians shall stumble at the Word and fall in the great apostasy in these last days because they have no faith... in that their houses are not built upon the Rock (Mat. 7:26-27) but rather upon the traditions of men. So as it is written in 2 Thes. 2, most will be deceived by the great signs and miracles of the soon coming false messiah (Satan) into believing his claim that he is God. You "see", all that most of our brothers and sisters know concerning the love of God and His wondrous plan of salvation is what they have been taught by the vain traditions (precepts) of men which are contrary to the Word of God. Isaiah 29:13 "Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear (reverence) toward me is taught by the precept of men."

Many cannot understand even the plain English translation of John 3:16 that says "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Again, to "perish" means to cease to exist as in "thou shalt surely die"! Isn't that what God told Adam would happen if he "ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the midst of the garden?" Genesis 2:17 "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

You "see", life and death, the tree of life (Jesus Christ the Word of God) and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Satan and his ways that lead to death), were set before Adam and Eve in the midst of the garden and free will to choose was given unto them. Adam's instruction was to "dress" and "keep" the garden and had he done so he would never have listened to his wife feed him Satan's twisted explanation of "thou shalt surely die" to mean "ye shall NOT surely die". "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die (Genesis 3:4)."

dress, till, `abad, aw-bad', Hebrew 5647; a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causative) enslave, etc. :- be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labour (-ing man), bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.

keep, shamar, shaw-mar', Hebrew 8104; a primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc. :- beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).

So Adam and Eve were sent forth from the garden of Eden with some work cut out for them to do and some lessons to be learned in believing and trusting in God before (lest) they would be able to partake of the tree of life and have eternal life. Likewise, God has set the two trees, life and death, before each one of us and we also have the choice to decide from which one we will partake.
Deut. 30:15-20
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
There are two branches (trees), two paths, two roadmaps, two Jesus' to follow. One leads to peace and happiness and eternal life and the other leads to death.
[16] In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Our Father wants us to "love Him" and  you know what? Ifwe truly do love Him we will keep His commands, which is His Word, and walk in His ways. Jesus Christ said in John 14:15, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." And in John 14:23 He said "...If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
[17] But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
If you are not studying His Word to "hear His voice", meaning you are not "dressing" and "keeping" the garden, then you will be drawn away by the wiles of the serpent and the pleasures of this world and end up serving and loving the false messiah instead of your heavenly Father. In that case, testifying by your actions that you don't believe in Jesus Christ, the Word of God, "ye shall surely die"!
[18] I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
Our Father loves all of His children and it is NOT His will that any should receive the same judgment as the son He has already sentenced to perish, called the son of perdition, i.e. Satan, but that ALL of His beloved children should come to Him in repentance and "hear His voice". 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." In other words, He wants us to turn to Him, to His Word, and "choose life" but that choice must come from within the hearts and minds of each individual soul.
[19] I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

[20] That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Without Him, without believing in Jesus Christ with all your heart and mind and soul, "thou shalt surely die" the second death... which is the perishing of the soul in the lake of fire at the end of the Millennium! That is why Jesus Christ said not to fear those who can kill the flesh, but rather revere the one who has the power to destroy both the body and soul in gehenna, and only God who is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) can do that. Won't you turn to Him and love Him? 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."

As we return to Isaiah to see what shall be known and taught in the Millennium, remember we are going to move ahead past the "doom of Babylon" we read about in the last chapter to the Day of the Lord and see what shall befall the king of Babylon, the oppressor, Satan, once our Father has delivered His children from his stranglehold and has had him bound and cast back into the bottomless pit for a 1000 years. First however, here is the documentation from the New Testament as to Satan's fate during the Millennium.

Rev. 20:1-3
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

[2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

[3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Satan is not only going to be bound in the bottomless pit, he is going to be "shut up", meaning his big fat lying and deceiving mouth is going to be duct-taped for a thousand years so that he will NOT be able to deceive the nations anymore till the thousand years be fulfilled!

During this time, the people are going to know (as we do now) and be reminded that Satan will be released for a short season (of testing) at the end of "the day" and that if they choose to follow him at that time… THEY SHALL SURELY DIE! In other words, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil shall once again be released in the garden of God to gather and deceive whosoever will still not tend and keep the garden. But this time, after the double witness, after all the irrefutable truth documented and testified to by the experience and destruction of two earth ages followed in contrast by the peace and harmony and happiness of the Millennium where the Word of God flows like milk and honey, if they are still willing to partake of Satan's fruit and listen to his liberalism, then they shall likewise perish with him in the lake of fire. You "see", unlike it was in the first earth age where death had not occurred, the people will now know what "to die" means… having seen others and experienced it themselves in the flesh! Quite frankly, that is why it is given to all men once to die before the time of judgment! Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." So in a sense you could say that the death of the flesh, which was commanded by God unto all men because of the drawing away that occurred in the garden, is not our choice*! To die the second death IS our choice! Of course the death of the flesh is not the "real death" but merely a "shadow of death (Ps. 23)", i.e. a type of the real thing which is the death of the soul called the "second death" in Rev. 2:11, 20:6,14, & 21:8.

* Note: Yes, we all had to willfully choose whether or not to be "born from above" into the sac of water (Jn. 3:3) and then be birthed back into the spirit to return home, something that the fallen angels, the nephilim of Genesis 6, refused to do. The point is that it is God's plan of salvation that all the children come down from above and dwell in flesh and blood tabernacles and die. However, as it is written in Heb. 2:14, our Father Himself was willing to do likewise and also come down and dwell in the flesh and die... to pay the price of "death" for us that we might have life eternal! "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil."

We covered Isaiah !4:1-3 in our last study #6413. Let us now return to Isaiah 14 and learn some details of what shall happen and what shall be taught concerning the king of Babylon during the Millennium.

Isaiah 14:4
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say,
This is a "proverb", even a taunt and a proverb, concerning the oppressor, the king of Babylon, who is none other than Satan himself along with his one world system, Babylon the Great, in these last days! And here is what the message of that proverb is that shall become so well known (like proverbs are) throughout the Millennium:
[14:4... cont.] How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
Because our people have been drawn so far away from the truth of our Father's Word in this final generation of the waxed-fat Baby Boomers, which has caused the great spiritual famine of these last days as defined in Amos 8:11-13, they are going to be taken captive economically, politically, and every which way but loose as they are spiritually led astray by the king of Babylon, who is the oppressor! They shall, and even are, become as the children of Israel in the land of Egypt (Isa. 10:24) whose only hope of freedom from bondage is through the deliverance of Yahveh's Savior! 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."

So here is the rhetorical question that shall be repeatedly asked throughout the Millennium: "How did the oppressor cease and how did the golden city, Babylon the Great, come crashing down?" Remember, we have already documented that the false-christ and his one world system are going to cease and desist! Period! As it is written in Rev. 18:2 "... Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."

Here is the answer:

[5] The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump and destroys the beast system and all nations and all rulers shall submit their crowns, their authority, unto Him and His saints! And in that day the people will no longer be "willing ignorant" as they are now (2 Pet. 3:5) of the fact that God destroyed the first earth age and brought down the great city at the end of this flesh age! As it is written, the King of kings and Lord of lords shall "break the staff of the wicked one and the scepters of the kings and rulers of the earth".

Let us document that in the New Testament as well.

Rev. 19:11
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.
His righteousness is His word, the Word of God!
[12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.
Those many crowns are all the crowns of the nations whose authority He has taken away.
[13] And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

[14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Those fine linen garments are the righteousness of the saints. Rev. 19:8 "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints."
[15] And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
For this reason was He born! 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." Rev. 12:5 "And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." That "rod of iron" is simply the disciplined adherence to truth and righteousness, which is the Word of God.
[16] And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Here is more of the taunt and proverb concerning the false messiah, the oppressor, aka the king of Babylon.
Isaiah 14:6
He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
People are going to know that it was Satan and his followers who unremittingly led the nations away from the perfect law of liberty, the Word of God, and "trod them all down"!
continual, c*arah, saw-raw', Hebrew 5627; from Hebrew 5493 (c*uwr); apostasy, crime; figurative remission :- continual, rebellion, revolt ([-ed]), turn away, wrong.

stroke, makkah, mak-kaw', Hebrew 4347; or (masculine) makkeh, mak-keh'; (plural only) from Hebrew 5221 (nakah) a blow (in 2 Chron. 2:100, of the flail); by implication a wound; figurative carnage, also pestilence :- beaten, blow, plague, slaughter, smote, sore, stripe, stroke, wound ([-ed]).

Again, it is written in Rev. 20:3 that during the Millennium Satan is going to be the one in bondage and there will be no one who can deliver him from the pit till the 1000 years be fulfilled. And with the world adhering to the laws and statutes of righteousness there can be nothing but peace and rest and harmony in all the earth... and so shall it be.
[7] The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
This has not happened yet and is certainly not the case at this present time. Therefore this fixes the time being spoken of as the Millennium, which is the Day of the Lord.
[8] Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
Trees are symbolic of people throughout the scriptures and the tall cedars of Lebanon are used as a type of God's children. The point being made here as part of the proverb against the oppressor, the king of Babylon and his hatchet men, is that their tree-chopping days are over!

Remember back in chapter 10 we learned that God's plan was to allow the Assyrian to lop the beautiful branch and the upright stems in order to humble His people. To that end He gave an historical type that we could "see" to show us how it is that many would stumble and fall and be spiritually slain in the great deception by the sword of the Assyrian in these last days. We also learned that only those who "shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth", who are the "remnant" of God's elect, who have the seal of God in their foreheads (Rev. 9:4), shall be left standing.

Isaiah 10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
You can also read of the literal cutting down of the cedars of Lebanon by king Sennacharib and Esar-haddon but again the point is that God is going to take away the axe and the sword of the king of Babylon during the Millennium.
Isaiah 14:9
Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
The status of the once mighty and self exalted would-be-King-of-the-world in such a state of humiliation and degradation during the Millennium is going to "stir up" the spiritually dead, which means it is going to be a real "eye opener" to them. Hopefully they will "wake up" and learn something from this and not listen to him when the duct-tape is taken off his vile lips and he is loosed for that short season after the 1000 years.
stirreth, `uwr, oor, Hebrew 5782; a primitive root [rather identical with Hebrew 5783 (`uwr) through the idea of opening the eyes]; to wake (literal or figurative) :- (a-) wake (-n, up), lift up (self), master, raise (up), stir up (self).
Yes, even the kings of the nations are going to be astonished! Here is what they shall speak and say:
[10] All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Liberal politician and leaders, of which Satan is numero uno, derive their power from the people who are willingly ignorant enough to support them and give them power. People are symbolized by the sea (Rev. 13:1) and by the waters (Rev. 17:15) in scripture and you will find that this low-life tree of the knowledge of good and evil, meaning a tree who thinks he knows what is best for the people (just like all liberals do), is nothing without his "power base"! In fact you will find in the first earth that is exactly how this same "te'ashur", a plain box cedar called the Assyrian in Ezekiel 31, became great. It was the people (the waters) that made him great and soon he was exalted to the point that "all great nations" dwelt under his shadow... which was the same old New World Order back in "the world that then was" that we have in place now (c. Rev. 12:3 w/ Rev.13:1)! Here is an excerpt from Ezk. 31:
Ezekiel 31:3-5
Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. [4] The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field. [5] Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. [6] All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
You "see", there is nothing new under the sun and this same low-life tree is once again being exalted at the end of this flesh age! But have no fear for he shall be hewn down to the ground at the sound of the 7th Trump and he shall be exposed as the yellow-bellied creeping low-life serpent that he really is!
[11] Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
Satan is a "dead man" indeed, which is of course why he is now called the son of perdition. During the 1000 years he shall be the prime example of the result of liberalism and following every which way but the roadmap to true peace and happiness and eternal life, which is the Word of God. He shall be a disgrace and live in a visible state of total degradation during the Millennium and people will know what a slithering serpent he has been from the very day iniquity was found within him. He is a cursed man indeed for having deceived God's children and seduced them in the garden.
Genesis 3:14
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
These are simply figures of speech which are statements of degradation in Hebrew.

Now notice that this next verse leaves us with no doubt as to who is being discussed here in this 14th chapter of Isaiah.

Isaiah 14:12
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
The name "Lucifer" means brightness, as in the "morning star", which Satan once was (Ezek. 28:15) until iniquity was found within him and he began to exalt himself above others, ultimately drawing 1/3 of the "stars", God's children, away from truth and righteousness.
Lucifer, heylel, hay-lale', Hebrew 1966; from Hebrew 1984 (halal) (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star :- lucifer.
"Weaken the nations" ol' Lucifer did indeed do, even as he now is weakening the nations, including this great nation, by drawing people further and further away from God's Word. The fact is that any nation void of God is weak and He will ultimately bring that nation down. You "see", our Father is in complete control... always has been and always will be... and the nations and their kings exist and have power only by His express permission. Daniel 2:21 "And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding." Col. 1:16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him."

Next we are given the inner thoughts of Satan by the One who knows the hearts and minds of all His stars, i.e. His children.

[13] For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I, I, I, I, I! Mr. "I love myself and you should all love me too because I am so great" does not want to serve his fellow brothers and sisters but rather wants to rule over them and have them serve him as their god! Of course that attitude alone proves that he is not great! Matthew 23:11 "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant."
[14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
The time is fast approaching when the gulf war in heaven takes place and Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9). At that time the old red dragon, disguised as an angel of light, will once again exalt himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, and he shall sit in the temple of God, in the midst of His people, and claim that he is God. And as it is written, he will perform great signs and miracles in the sight of men to deceive the whole world and give credentials to his false claim. This MUST happen before Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump and we gather back to Him. So do not be deceived by the words and traditions of men who teach an "any moment" rapture theory. "Hear the voice of your Father" through His Word and listen to what He tells you is going to happen.
2 Thes. 2:1-12
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
The subject is "the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ" and our "gathering together to Him".
[2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
If anyone tells you Jesus Christ can return at any moment, don't you believe it just because he claims to be a Christian preacher or minister, etc! Have you not read that the very first thing Christ warned us about in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 is that the majority of those claiming to be His representatives, i.e. Christian preachers, ministers, priests, etc., in this final generation will deceive the multitudes by teaching the traditions of men?
[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
The false messiah, who is that "man of sin", the "son of perdition", that abomination of desolation Satan himself, must first come and stand in the holy place where he ought not (Mark 13:14), claiming that he is God and deceiving the whole world through signs and miracles into believing that he is! Rev. 13:14 "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."

That hasn't happen yet, but it soon will.

[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.

[5] Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

[6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

[7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

The great deception and the drawing away from God's Word is already happening big time, but soon the archangel Michael who is holding back Satan and his angels, will step aside at the command of our Father and cast that wicked one and his cronies out of heaven to this earth. Woe then to the inhabiters of the earth (Rev. 12:12)!
Rev. 12:7-9
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [8] And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. [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.
Paul continues with the chronological order of events in this final generation:
[8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Satan is cast out of heaven at the sound of the 6th Trump and then at the 7th Trump Jesus Christ returns as King of kings and Lord of lords and destroys Satan's rule along with Babylon the great.
[9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
When Satan is cast out of heaven and comes to this earth, most Christians will believe that Jesus Christ has returned, even though Satan's very works declare who he really is... that is to those who know their Father's Word! Then too, it is written that when the true Christ comes we will all be changed from our flesh bodies into our spiritual bodies, meaning that the flesh age is over! You "see" the problem is that our people do not seek the truth from the Word of God, which means that they really do not love God (else they would keep His commands, Jn. 14) and so it is that they are easily led astray by the son of perdition.
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
You must believe in Jesus Christ in order to be saved, right (Jn. 3:16)? The problem is our people cannot tell the true Jesus, who is the Living Word of God, from the false Jesus who is the one taught by the traditions of men. And so it is that they will demonstrate by their very actions which Jesus they worship when Satan comes claiming to be God, because most will believe the big liar is who he claims to be.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

[12] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The choice is theirs and they will have made their choice! Unfortunately those who follow after the false messiah will not only be surprised but very ashamed when at the sound of the 7th Trump the real Bridegroom returns and they discover they have been had, seduced, by a slick, sweet talking imposter! Well, they will have a thousand years to get their act together. We will continue with the message and teaching that shall continue throughout the Millennium as the people "consider" the man who caused the destruction of two earth ages!

Our Father has a wondrous plan that He has "purposed upon the whole earth (Isa. 14:26)" for all peoples of all nations because He loves all of His children and is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9)". To that end, we have learned in this great book of Isaiah (Yahveh's salvation) that His wondrous plan is not limited solely to this flesh age, for we know it continues from the beginning, even from "before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4)" when Lucifer fell, that morning star we read about earlier in (Isa. 14:12), throughout the Millennium all the way until the great white throne judgment takes place following the "loosing" of Satan for that final "little season" (Rev. 20:3) of testing. Then... after that... Satan and all who choose to follow him at that time will be consumed away, blotted out for ever and ever, meaning they will perish in the lake of fire.

We have also learned from Isaiah that our Father's plan at the end of this present flesh age, before Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump, is to send the Assyrian upon the land to take our people captive and (spiritually) desolate the land. The coming of that oppressor, the spurious messiah, the desolator, the "abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet" (Mat. 24:15), happens at the sound of the 6th Trump when the war in heaven is ended and Satan and his angels are cast to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9). However, as it is written in Matthew 24:22 and Mark 13:20, the false messiah's defacto reign upon the earth has been shortened (see Rev. 9:5, 10) and once the proclamation of the coming of the King of kings and Lord of lords is proclaimed to all nations when God's elect are delivered up (Mat. 24:14, Mark 13:10-11), then shall Jesus Christ, that "Stone cut out without hands (Dan. 2:34, 45)", come and smash the New World Order along with "the stones" of the false temple (Mat. 24:2, Mark 13:2, Luke 21:6), and Satan shall be taken hold of and bound in the bottomless pit "till the thousand years should be fulfilled". It is written so shall it be! Here is your documentation from the great book of Revelation concerning Satan's fate during the Millennium.

Rev. 20:1-3
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

[2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

[3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

So let's return to the 14th chapter of Isaiah and learn more of what shall befall that dragon, that low-life serpent who wants to be worshipped like God, who has "said in his (thine) heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north (Isaiah 14:13)." And along with "seeing" what shall befall that wicked one who is brought down to the "sides of the pit", we shall also "see" what "purpose our Father has purposed (Isa. 14:26)" in His wondrous plan for the Millennium to bring about the salvation of His people who did not make or have the opportunity to make the first resurrection (which is the first raising to the status of eternal life at the coming of the Lord). All those who were not Christ's at His coming, who fell before and worshipped the false-christ, will remain spiritually dead throughout the Millennium, hence they are called "the dead" in Rev. 20:5 & 12, until that time of testing at the end is fulfilled, i.e. until that little season when Satan is released from the pit for his last hurrah has ended. If at that time they choose to love God and believe in Jesus Christ by remaining faithful to His Word, then they shall take part in the second raising (resurrection) to eternal life. If not... they shall die the second death, the death of the soul, which means they will perish and cease to exist!

Now here is a second witness to what happens to the old serpent at Jesus Christ's return when as we just read in Rev. 20:1-3, that wicked one is bound and his dragon lips are shut up for a thousand years as he resides in the bottomless pit... for all to see!

Isaiah 14:15
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Let this be a lesson to all those who seek who exalt themselves above their brethren. You "see", if one wants to be truly "great" in the sight of the Lord, then let him be a servant of the Lord by serving his brothers and sisters in Christ. Matthew 23:10-12 "Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. [11] But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. [12] And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."

At the end of this flesh age, before the generation of the Baby Boomers has passed away, it is written that Satan will have exalted himself to "sit in the temple of God" and claim to be God. Furthermore, that wicked sugar-daddy whom the world will simply adore, will back up his claim with great signs and wonders, by performing miracles in the sight of men such as calling lighting (pur) down from heaven. So do not be deceived for as Paul documents for us in 2 Thes. 2:1-12, that this all happens BEFORE Jesus Christ returns and we gather back to Him.

2 Thes. 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

[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, Satan who appears as the true Messiah (though he be the false messiah) will perform great wonders and miracles in the sight of men to deceive them into believing he is who he claims to be... God Himself!
Rev. 13:13 "And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men [14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast...".
How successful will the false messiah be in deceiving people? Rev. 12:9 documents that he deceives the whole world, except for those servants of the Most High who have the Word of God sealed their minds (Rev. 9:4)... and few there be of those in this final generation.

And so it is documented that that wicked one, that old tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that same old lowly "box-cedar" (te'ashur) of Ezekiel 31 called the Assyrian, who comes and elevates himself high above the waters (peoples) of the world, is going to be hewn down, as is abased lower than low... in the sight of the whole world for a thousand years! Here is what people will be saying concerning this one who is brought down to the sides of the pit:

Isaiah 14:16
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
There is going to be considerable "considering" by the (spiritually) dead during the Millennium! The people are all going to see this one who has been abased for what he is and what he has done. And as they "look down upon him" they will marvel that this one man could be responsible for the destruction of not just one, but TWO earth ages. They will come to know that this low-life snake is the father of lies (John 8:44) who spawned the hypocritical deceitfulness of liberalism, which is the disease of straying from the right-eousness of God's Word that produces good fruit and peace and harmony and leads to eternal life, to Satan's do-it-my-way of thinking that produces bad fruit and war and confusion and desolation and leads to death! Do not think that I am talking politics when using the term "liberalism" for this straying from truth and righteousness is the incremental watering down that has infested all areas of our society including education, economics, politics, and religion. You "see", our Father through His Word gives us instruction in law and national "policies" and in economics and in religion! Have you not seen how the self-exalted are trying to take away the commandments of God from our midst and replace them with abominable filth which is now protected by political correctness?

The fact of the matter is that the violation of that which is "politically correct" will bring forth the sting of scorpion which may destroy one's career or cause him or her to be fined or jailed, but violation of God's commandments will bring forth the wrath of Almighty God who can destroy your very soul in the lake of fire. So the question is, "Who do you fear, man or your Heavenly Father?" That is precisely why Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear [revere] Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

Now consider the word "consider" in verse 16.

consider, biyn, bene, Hebrew 995; a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e. (general) understand :- attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill (-ful), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand (-ing), view, (deal) wise (-ly, man).
While Satan is imprisoned on death row and not permitted to open his big lying mouth during the Millennial "rest", God's elect are going to be busy teaching the people the difference between the holy, Jesus Christ the exalted one who is now on the throne, and the profane, the "instead of Christ", the abased one who is now in the pit. Here is your documentation from the 44th chapter of Ezekiel concerning the teaching of the "Zadok", the just ones, i.e. God's elect who shall rule and reign with Christ for the 1000 years (Rev. 20:4).
Ezekiel 44:23-24

   And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

The people are also going to be taught what we already know, and that is that Satan is going to be released at the end of the thousand years and his big smooth talking mouth unbridled to once again draw unto himself all those who will still "eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil"! And at this point, thanks to the experiences of this flesh age, the people will have no problem understanding exactly what the penalty of death is that is contained in the command "if you eat from that spiritually dead tree of the knowledge of good and evil... Thou shalt surely die!"
Furthermore, during the Millennium the nations will come to see and know what true justice is as God's elect sit on the thrones (Rev. 20:4), as is stand in judgment when controversy arises, and judge according to the laws and statutes of God's Word.
[24] And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
Are you beginning to see how things shall be during the Millennium? Remember also that mankind will no longer be bound in flesh bodies and so the "pulls" of the flesh will not be present. Now let us return to the teaching during the Millennium concerning the "great" accomplishments of the "little horn", the "profane" one. Here's his "legacy" that he left behind!
Isaiah 14:17
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Wow! Look what the ways of the self-exalted one has wrought! Would you want someone to be king over you and your people who has a resume and a track record like that? Let's look again at his legacy. He...
(1) Made the world as a wilderness (desert place)
(2) Destroyed the cities thereof… i.e. desolated them
(3) Opened not the house of his prisoners… i.e. kept them in bondage, enslavement.
God's elect in teaching the difference between the holy and profane will see to it that the peoples and nations of the world come to know that this one caused the destruction of two world ages. To that end, this wicked one, Satan, shall not be laid to rest during the time of the Millennium, but rather shall remain without honor in a state of degradation and visible to all. Remember that the whole earth at this time shall be "at rest" in a state of peace and harmony because the Word of God containing His laws and statutes shall be adhered to by all peoples and nations... enforced with a rod of iron by Jesus Christ and His saints (Rev. 2:7 & 19:15)!
[18] All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
The Hebrew word translated "house" in this verse means a burial house or mausoleum. In other words, kings of nations normally receive distinguished and honorable burials coupled with much fanfare and the attendance by other kings and rulers of the world. However, when the king of Babylon is finally brought down, he is NOT going to receive a distinguished and an honorable burial. Quite to the contrary, he is going to receive nothing but shame and dishonor and remain in an open state of degradation.

Yes, just look at this once bright morning star (Isa. 14:12) who at one time walked straight up and down in the midst of the stones of fire (Ezek. 28:14), holding true to the Word of Righteousness in protecting the mercy seat of God! What a pitiful sight he has indeed become! Just look at what his straying from the Word of Truth in order to exalt himself above the other stars has gotten him! He has been brought down lower than a snake's belly and after being released for a short time at the end of the Millennium he is going to be destroyed in the lake of fire. It is written and so shall it be.

[19] But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
Try to imagine the world at this time. Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords has returned and established Zion and now sits upon His throne, having subdued all nations and taken all the crowns unto Himself. And His humble servants, His saints who followed after His ways and kept His Word, have been glorified and exalted to sit on His throne with Him and rule and reign upon the earth throughout the 1000 years. As it is written, those saints shall be clothed in "white raiment (Rev. 3:5, 3:18, 4:4, 19:14)" which is their righteous acts (Rev. 19:8).

On the other hand, those who have followed the king of unrighteousness shall be clothed with shame and exposed as spiritually naked, for their raiment is the raiment of a dead man, that abominable branch, Satan himself, that lowlife serpent who is now bound in the pit. How will you be dressed at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Rev. 3:18 "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see."

Rev. 16:15 "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."

Then too, it should be pointed out that when Jesus Christ returns, Satan's elect, the stones of his temple, even those fallen angels (nephilim) of Genesis chapter six who shall be cast out of heaven with Satan (Rev. 12:7-9) at the sound of the 6th Trump, shall be completely consumed and destroyed in the sight of the people. You will find that documented in Rev. 11:13. Also in Jude 6 we are told that those angels "who left their first estate" and came to this earth without being born of woman and took the daughters of Adam to wife (Gen. 6), are reserved in everlasting chains unto Christ's coming, to be destroyed.... the very destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah being set forth as an ensample.

And so it is that life and death, blessing and cursing, shall be set before the people and be plainly visible to all. The world will have seen BOTH the magnificent glory of God's elect and the total annihilation of Satan's elect at Christ's coming! It just seems hard to imagine that when that wicked one is released at the end of the 1000 years that there will still be those who will choose to follow him, doesn't it?

Nevertheless, as we have just read, Satan will not perish with the fallen angels at Christ's coming but shall remain alive in the pit to be released for a short season, that final season of testing at the end of the Millennium, to see who will yet follow him... and then he shall perish in the lake of fire!

Isaiah 14:20
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
This is real simple. Satan's offspring, the kenites, will no longer be afforded the opportunity to rise up and take and possess the land as they have now done in this final generation... just as God said they would if we did not adhere to His laws and statutes. In fact, He warned us way back in the Book of Deuteronomy that the locusts, the kenite army of Satan, would rise above us and become the head!
Deut. 28:42-44
All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
The good news is that there will be no locust army during the Millennium for the glory days of the kenites shall instantly come to a smoking, grinding halt.
[43] The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
Again, this shall no longer be the case as it is now. Just recompense shall be exacted in the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:12-16) when Jesus Christ comes to rule and judge on Mt. Zion, and you know what that means? Those who were oppressed and enslaved by the kenites shall be raised up to be their masters (Joel 3:7). For more on this visit Joel.
[44] He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Of course there will be no more debt-system central banks in the Millennium such as the current unholy Federal Reserve System in this nation. (If that is news to you, i.e. the Fed being unholy, then find and read a copy of booklet "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy"!)

Let us now continue with the teaching concerning the Millennium.

Isaiah 14:21
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
As Dr. Bullinger points out in the Companion Bible, to "prepare slaughter", means to prepare "a slaughtering place", a slaughter-house for Satan's offspring beginning with the first city builder, Cain. It is written in the 61st chapter of Isaiah that Jesus came at the first advent to bring salvation and deliverance, "to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD", but at His second advent He shall return as King of kings and Lord of lords to take vengeance upon His enemies. Isaiah 61:2 "To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn."
[22] For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
Satan's offspring, his "seed of evil doers (vs. 20)", the "tares" of Matthew 13, rose up against the children of God and slaughtered them, beginning with the first murderer, Cain, who rose up against his brother Abel and slew him. You "see", the old serpent's unrepentant little snakes and serpentettes (kenites) have a place prepared for them! It is called "hell", which in this case is not the grave, i.e. "hades", but rather "gehenna" which is the lake of fire wherein they will be consumed away and PERISH!
Matthew 23:33-34
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
There is only one way they can escape the damnation of hell and that is to repent and believe in Jesus Christ, the Word of God!
[34] Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

[35] That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

[36] Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

The time is soon coming when it shall be God's turn, His appointed time, to take vengeance upon His enemies and comfort all those who mourn and pray for justice to be executed! Rev. 6:10 "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?"

The point of what we are reading here in Isaiah 14:21-22 is that the king of Babylon and his entire unrepentant* family, including all those who are "spiritually" akin to him (nephews), are going to be destroyed in the place prepared for them, which is that lake of fire! You "see", there will be no more wicked seed (children) in the eternity!

Note: Satan has no opportunity for repentance in that his judgment has already taken place and he has already been sentenced to die in the lake of fire. You will find that documented in Ezek. 28:18-19.

Isaiah 14:23
I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
These are Hebrew idioms, figures of speech, that simply declare that God is going to clean up the place (the whole earth) and make a clean sweep of all that offends. In other words, just like that, Babylon the Great, that great city, is going to be demolished, smashed by the "Stone cut out without hands (Dan. 2:34)" and the wicked shall be swept from off the face of the earth to be found no more!
Rev. 18:21
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
So there you have it, the plan of God, Yahveh's salvation, as it continues from this flesh age through the Millennium until the final judgment. The LORD of hosts has spoken and it is written... and so it SHALL come to pass!
Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
Our Father is so good to us for He has foretold us all things (Mark 13:23) and made known His purpose from the beginning. All that is happening at this present time, the captivity and the chastisement of our people, is to help His children learn to discern and to choose life, the tree of life, and live eternally rather than choose to eat the garbage set forth by the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thinking they can decide to so as they please and determined what is right and what is wrong... and thus "surely die"! To that end, our Father utilizes the Assyrian, Satan, the false king, to fulfill His plan so that not only His children of the house of Israel may turn to Him in joy and thankfulness when He delivers them from their oppressor, but that all nations might come to know that He alone, Yahveh, the great "I AM that I AM", the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, IS the LORD GOD, and THERE IS NONE OTHER!
Yes, He is going to send the Assyrian, that abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, to take captive His people and cause them to serve him as their king. And then the LORD shall deliver His people from bondage, as He did their forefathers from Egypt, and He shall break Satan's yoke of bondage from off them and give them "rest" from the oppressor during the sabbath, the Lord's Day, i.e. the Millennium.
[25] That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
Our people will be overjoyed at the deliverance from the oppressor and they will sing again as did the children of Israel when they were delivered from the mighty hand of Pharaoh of Egypt. But you know something! It is just too bad our people have not learned the lesson from the ensamples of our forefather's in the wilderness, for the good news is that they can be delivered right now from Satan's yoke of bondage and enter into His rest this very day... TODAY, if they will simply "hear His voice" (Ps. 95:6-11) instead of listening to men and women spout off their traditions.
[26] This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
This is the plan of God that He has determined upon the whole earth and we now know why Satan, of whom the Assyrian was a type, is allowed to once again have his world ruling kingdom, the New World Order, at the end of this flesh age. Is part of our Father's plan, the purpose of which is to bring His children back to Him. To that end we have learned that it is because of His immense love for His children that His hand is outstretched (in judgment), to simply correct them. Hebrews 12:6 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." Rev. 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."

We are now in a great spiritual battle, a cultural war, which is a war to see who will control the hearts and minds of people, to either place them in bondage to the beast system, who promises to provide for all their needs including their health insurance, their medication, their income, their retirement, and on and on, or to be set free by adhering to God’s laws and statutes that were followed by our founding fathers who carved them into the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. The choice is clear even as the division between night and day is clear. You "see", ultimately we can either come to the light and choose to believe in and follow Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and live eternally, or we can partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, in which case the penalty "Thou Shalt Surely Die" is applicable!

[27] For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
The purpose and plan of our heavenly Father has been declared and it SHALL (not maybe) come to pass exactly as He has purposed it for He has all power in both and heaven and earth!
[28] In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
History is given to us for ensamples and types (1 Cor. 10:11) which means that when you read the HIStory in our Father's Word, you are actually reading prophecy! Those who trust in the Lord when the king of Babylon comes upon the land shall not be taken (deceived), as in slain by his sword. Those who trust in Palestina (see vs. 31 below) shall be overtaken by the Assyrian, as was king Ahaz!

So do not fear beloved, for the time is soon coming when the Lord shall establish Zion and sit upon His throne! Therefore wait patiently upon the Lord!

Isaiah 6:1
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Remember, although Jesus Christ delivers His people from the oppressor, i.e. from the beast, from that old serpent, the end is not yet for those who did not have the seal of God in their foreheads and thus worshipped the beast, that old dragon when he was cast out of heaven to this earth (Rev. 12:7-9). Though they will be in their spiritual (incorruptible) bodies during the Millennium, they will remain mortal, as in liable to die the second death in the lake fire, until after they are tested when Satan is released for a little season at the end of the 1000 years. Only then can they enter into life eternal.
Isaiah 14:29
Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
Once again for emphasis: Satan will soon be released as per Rev. 12:7-9 and come to this earth to deceive and spiritually slay those who do not have on the gospel armor, but after his shortened season as the false king of kings and lord of lords, the true King of kings and Lord of lords shall come and Satan shall be bound for a thousand years! Then when the thousand years are fulfilled, in the final fulfillment of this verse, he will be released once again and come forth as a cockatrice (snake, serpent) and his fruit... if one partakes of it at that time... shall be a flying fiery serpent! Do you know why? Because those who do not keep their "eyes" on Jesus Christ shall be deemed bitten and "shall surely die"! Want an ensample aside from the fruit Adam and Eve took from the serpent in the garden of God? Read what happened to our forefathers in Numbers 21:6 "And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died."
[30] And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
This is the complete antithesis of Amos 8:11-13. You "see", during the Millennium the "firstborn of the poor", which is an expression meaning the "poorest of poor", even the most spiritually impoverished, are going to be fed the truth of God's Word and the needy, those spiritually destitute, are going to be given refuge from the oppressor and his children. In other words, the famine during the Millennium will be for the hearing of lies and deception... unlike the famine in this final generation which is for the hearing of the Word of God. Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD."
[31] Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
So howl, as in weep and wail indeed O gate; cry aloud O city, thou, whole Palestina! Palestina means "migratory" and refers to the migratory ones who are the kenites, the offspring of the serpent himself. The "city", Babylon the Great of these last days which is brought about and headed by the locust army, the offspring of the serpent, is going to be "dissolved", consumed, melted away with a fervent heat (2 Pet. 3:10) when "the smoke from the north", which is the wrath of Almighty God, is poured out upon it. And as it is written, He will "leave no stragglers" behind, which is to say that "none shall be alone" in that day of vengeance, meaning none of the wicked shall escape His wrath!
dissolve, muwg, moog, Hebrew 4127; a primitive root; to melt, i.e. literal (to soften, flow down, disappear), or figurative (to fear, faint) :- consume, dissolve, (be) faint (-hearted), melt (away), make soft.
smoke, `ashan, aw-shawn', Hebrew 6227; from Hebrew 6225 (`ashan); smoke, literal or figurative (vapor, dust, anger) :- smoke (-ing).
[32] What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation?
So what answer, or better translated, what "announcement" or "testimony" does one give to the kings and rulers of the nation?
answer, `anah, aw-naw', Hebrew 6030; a primitive root; properly to eye or (general) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce :- give account, afflict [by mistake for Hebrew 6031 (`anah)], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for Hebrew 6031 (`anah)], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness.  See also Hebrew 1042 (Beyth `Anowth), Hebrew 1043 (Beyth `Anath).
messengers, mal'ak, mal-awk', Hebrew 4397; from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) :- ambassador, angel, king, messenger.
[32... cont.] That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of His people shall trust in it.
poor, `aniy, aw-nee', Hebrew 6041; from Hebrew 6031 (`anah); depressed, in mind or circumstances [practically the same as Hebrew 6035 (`anav), although the margin constantly disputes this, making Hebrew 6035 (`anav) subjective and Hebrew 6041 (`aniy) objective] :- afflicted, humble, lowly, needy, poor.
trust, chac*ah, khaw-saw', Hebrew 2620; a primitive root; to flee for protection [compare Hebrew 982 (bat*ach)]; figurative to confide in :- have hope, make refuge, (put) trust.
"That", as Dr. Bullinger points out in the Companion Bible, means "this is the report" or the proclamation: The LORD has set up Mt. Zion, as in established His throne, and the poor, who are the afflicted and the humble and the needy, shall find refuge there, i.e. where Jesus Christ is... on Mount Zion! The rest are all going to go to "hell" (gehenna)!
 "This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth (vs. 26)!

It is written... and so shall it be!

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