The American Wisdom Series

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The Book of Isaiah
Chapter 22

We have now completed the "7" chapters from Isaiah 15-21 wherein the "7" burdens or warnings are given to the nations for these last days. We also noted in our studies that along with the historical ensamples that came to pass, which things "are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come (1 Cor. 10:11)", that we have witnessed some modern day ensamples of a remarkable nature that should alert a sincere watchman who is able to observe signs and who knows that when the travail of a woman, i.e. her labor pangs, increase with both intensity and frequency, that the birth of a new age draws nearer and nearer.

To that end, and in subsequence to the 7 burdens given to the nations, we are now directed to take heed to the "valley of vision", which is, Jerusalem, the focal point of Biblical prophecy in these lasts days. You "see", after Satan and his angelic host are cast out of the gulf in heaven as per Rev. 12:7-9, it is Jerusalem, not Babylon, where the abominable one, that abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, i.e. Satan himself, comes and stands in the holy place where he ought not and spreads his desolations upon the land... thereby causing the souls of men to become spiritually desolate. Jesus Christ gave us specific warning about this event that will soon take place.

Matthew 24:15-17
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

[16] Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

When you see that abominable one who makes desolate the souls of men, i.e. Satan, standing in the holy place, you are instructed to remove yourself and stay as far away (spiritually) from that place as you can, for as it is written, Satan is going to sit in the temple of God claiming that he is God (2 Thes. 2:4) and shall deceive the whole world into believing that he is God. However, if you have knowledge and wisdom from your Father's Word sealed in your forehead (Rev. 9:4), then you know that your place of refuge and salvation is NOT to be found there, but rather in the mountain of God, in the true Zion that the Lord has established (Isa. 14:32).
[17] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
You remain standing upon your watch!
[18] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
The gospel armor you have on is all that you need at this point.
[19] And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
"Woe" unto those who are spiritually seduced by the false bridegroom and impregnated with his lies and deception! On the other hand, Blessed are those who are barren, who remain virgins unto the coming of the true Bridegroom.
[20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
There is a tempest, a flood of lies (Rev. 12:15) and deceit, a spiritual storm of the third kind, that shall come upon the earth when Satan is cast to this earth defacto. See that you are not caught up in that storm of deception, which is to say harvested out of season.
winter, cheimon, khi-mone', Greek 5494; from a derivative of cheo (to pour; akin to the base of Greek 5490 (chasma) through the idea of a channel), meaning a storm (as pouring rain); by implication the rainy season, i.e. winter :- tempest, foul weather, winter.
Let us now return to the 22nd chapter of Isaiah, whose name means "Yahveh's salvation", and check out what is happening in the "valley of vision", which is Jerusalem, the location where "the vision" is set-up and established by the robbers of our people, i.e. the kenites who prepare the way for the false messiah. Daniel 11:14 "And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall." And so it is they have exalted themselves to the point they now control the four hidden dynasties and are quickly bringing forth the vision.
Isaiah 22:1
The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
The question rhetorically asked to Jerusalem in this verse (Isa. 22:1) is, "What is going on? Why are you rejoicing on the housetops?" (See note re: "gone up" = "time of popular rejoicing" on page 957 of the Companion Bible.) This begs the question: "What should one be doing on the housetop?" The answer of course is performing the duties of a watchman, watching and praying and warning the people... NOT partying! So what is going on here? We will find out!

First, remember it is written concerning the sons and daughters, the brotherhood of Acts 2:17 upon whom God pours out His spirit of truth in these last days, that they will "see" (understand) the visions of the prophets and teach them to their brothers and sisters and whosoever will open his or her ears to hear His voice. And as appointed watchmen (Ezek. 3:17) who stand upon the housetops, they shall continue to stand upon their watch and not relinquish their duties to join in the celebration and rejoicing that the world will engage in because the whole world believes Messiah has come! You "see", the true watchman knows that the first supernatural being who comes claiming to be God is none other than the abominable one, that beautiful charismatic charmer, Satan himself!

So, there's rejoicing and jubilancy in the valley of vision. Who is doing the celebrating?

[2] Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
The vision we are given a picture of is that of a city rejoicing and celebrating with a lot of clamoring and noise making and jubilancy! This is how it shall be when Satan, the false messiah, comes to town riding on his religious "white horse (Rev. 6:1)" claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2:4)". We are given to "see" however, that there is a big problem and that is that all the people who are rejoicing are all slain... not physically, but spiritually! You can say that there are nothing but carcasses attending this festive occasion, which is akin to a wedding feast! The reason you can say that is because it is written that there shall be a gathering of Satan's crowd, in "the gathering place of the crowd" (Har-Megiddon*)! And those who are "taken" there shall all have been gathered by Satan's vultures, those dirty birds of prey who feast upon dead carcasses, i.e. the spiritually dead!

*Note: Armageddon means "the gathering place of the crowd", which is Jerusalem where Satan shall sit!

Armageddon, ar-mag-ed-dohn', Greek 717; of Hebrew origin [Hebrew 2022 (har) and Hebrew 4023 (Megiddown)]; Armageddon (or Har-Megiddon), a symbolical name :- Armageddon.

Megiddown, meg-id-done', Hebrew 4023; (Zech. 12:111), or Megiddow, meg-id-do'; from Hebrew 1413 (gadad); rendezvous; Megiddon or Megiddo, a place in Palestine :- Megiddo, Megiddon.

Jesus Christ warned us in Matthew and Mark concerning this gathering?
Matthew 24:24-28
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
The term "false Christs*" is singular in Greek and means the "spurious Messiah". He is soon coming to spew forth His flood of lies and deception (Rev. 12:15) and perform such miracles in the sight of men (Rev. 13:13-14) that he will convince the entire world, with the exception of God's elect, that he is indeed Messiah! The phrase "if it were possible" in Greek implies no doubt that it is not possible to deceive the elect. Nevertheless, the fact is that unless a person has the seal of God (the Word of God) in his or her forehead (Rev. 9:4), he or she will be deceived.
*false Christs, pseudochristos, psyoo-dokh'-ris-tos, Greek 5580; from Greek 5571 (pseudes) and Greek 5547 (Christos); a spurious Messiah :- false Christ.

[25] Behold, I have told you before.

Jesus Christ has foretold us all things (Mark 13:13) pertaining to the events in this final generation. That's right, they are all written of and foretold of in the Word of God. Even this warning concerning the false messiah coming to Jerusalem, the holy place (Ezek. 16*), is contained right here in the "oracle of the valley of vision" in the 22nd chapter of Isaiah.

*Ezekiel chapter 16 documents that our Father has chosen and made a "marriage" covenant with Jerusalem, taking her to be His dwelling place for all eternity. That is why Satan wants to ascend there to sit upon Mount Zion, and that is also why there have been more wars and blood shed over that city than any other city on earth.

[26] Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
When you "hear" with your flesh ears that Messiah has returned, as in he is in Jerusalem or sitting in the temple of God, BELIEVE IT NOT! Do NOT go there!
[27] For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Have you ever seen lightning flash across the sky? When the true Messiah returns at the sound of the 7th Trump, all you will see is the brightness of His coming, a brilliant flash of light like unto lightning streaking across the sky! Because you "see", at that point this flesh age will be over with... in the twinkling of an eye... and we will all be changed into our spiritual (aer) bodies! (1 Cor. 15:52, 1 Thes. 4:17)
[28] For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
The point Christ is making is that all the spiritually dead (carcasses) are all going to go forth to meet the false bridegroom because they will believe that Messiah is in the holy place. That's why there shall be jubilancy and rejoicing. So wheresoever the spiritually dead are, likened unto "carcasses" here, that is where the vultures (eagles*), those dirty birds of prey will do their gathering together for the wedding feast taking place in Jerusalem... only the wedding will be to the wrong Jesus, the fake bridegroom. Again, the spiritually dead, those who have not the seal of God in their foreheads, will believe that Jesus Christ has returned and they will be rejoicing and be gladly "taken".
Thayer Definition: eagle
1) an eagle: since eagles do not usually go in quest of carrion, this may refer to a vulture that resembles an eagle
It is fitting to note here that because the false messiah comes first, the first woman "taken" in the field in Matthew 24:40 (Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.) is "taken" by him, i.e. taken by the false messiah! The wise virgins shall remain steadfast laboring in the field and shall "endure unto the end". Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." Check out the word "endure" in your Strong's Concordance:
endure, hupomeno, hoop-om-en'-o, Greek 5278; from Greek 5259 (hupo) and Greek 3306 (meno); to stay under (behind), i.e. remain; figurative to undergo, i.e. bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere :- abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.
So you have a choice whether to believe men's books and movies and their twisting of the scriptures as to who comes first and does the "taking", or to believe that which is written of and foretold of in the Word of God! There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to be in doubt or confused about when we gather back to Christ. Paul makes it perfectly clear in 2 Thessalonians 2!
2 Thes. 2:1-2
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto 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.
The subject here is the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering back to Him.
2 Thes. 2:3-4
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;
There is only one son who has so far been sentenced to perish, and that is Satan.
[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.
All "religions" have their own "God" who they call upon and worship, and this one who shall come, i.e. Satan, shall exalt himself over all that is called God and show to the world that he is God to all.

Now back to the city that is rejoicing.

Isaiah 22:3
All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
There are no rulers and leaders left who will take a stand against Satan and his New World Order, because they have all been held at bay by the archers who draw the bow and sling the fiery darts of the wicked one (Eph. 6)! To that end, the rulers that are found in the valley of vision have obviously all "seen the vision" for they are bound (joined) together from far and wide into one-worldism and you know what else? They all have committed fornication with the harlot... which we shall read about in the next chapter (Isa. 23:17, Rev. 18:3, 9).
[4] Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling* of the daughter of my people.
spoiling, shod, shode, Hebrew 7701; or showd, shode; (Job 5:211), from Hebrew 7736 (shuwd); violence, ravage :- desolation, destruction, oppression, robbery, spoil (-ed, -er, -ing), wasting.
The spiritual desolation that is come upon "the daughter of His people" is sad and lamentable and grievous indeed. Jesus Christ referred to this time of trouble in Jerusalem when He was walking up the hill at Golgotha to die on the cross for our sins, and the "daughters of Jerusalem" bewailed and lamented Him (Luke 23:27). Here is what He told them:
Luke 23:28-31
But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

[29] For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

BLESSED are the barren, those who faithfully remain virgins unto the coming of the true Bridegroom! WOE, to those who are the first ones "taken" in the field and spiritually seduced... found to be with child (impregnated) with the lies and deception by one who is not their husband... which makes them adulteresses, right?
[30] Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
Knowing that they have not remained chaste virgins unto the coming of their true husband, "the daughters of Jerusalem" shall discover their own spiritual nakedness, even as Eve discovered her nakedness, and they shall be ashamed and seek to hide their faces from the Lord, even as Adam and Eve hid theirs from the LORD! That is why Paul warned Christians in 2 Cor. 11:2-3 "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. [3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
[31] For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
They had the living (green) tree of life, Jesus Christ, right there in their midst and they still didn't get it! They still stumbled and went astray. Imagine what it shall be like in the famine of these last days (Amos 8:11-13)? Actually, do you have the spiritual eyes to look out across the land and see death valley now, the valley of (spiritually) dry bones described by the watchman in Ezekiel 37! The only way those "dry bones" could come to life was to have the spirit of God's truth breathed into them, i.e. to have His Word taught to them as it is written.

Remember also what Christ said as He looked upon the city of vision:

Luke 13:34
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
And so it is concerning that city this very day!

By the way, the rulers we just read of in Isaiah 22:4 shall likewise cower and try to hide themselves from the wrath of the King of kings and Lord of lords who shall come with His saints and sit on the throne over all the earth. It is written and so shall it be.

Rev. 6:15-17
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; [16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: [17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
The only ones "who shall be able to stand" in that day are God's elect who have stood firm "on the Mount Zion that the Lord has established (Isaiah 14:32)". Go to Rev. 14:1, 4 and see who it is that is standing on Mount Zion... undefiled virgins or spiritual adulteresses!

The point is however, that "great day of His wrath" is coming... and the partying that shall be taking place in the city of Jerusalem because the world believes Messiah is here, shall come to an abrupt halt! And there is going to be a "thrashing" take place as we go from the valley of vision to the valley of Jehoshaphat (Yahveh Judges), also called the valley of decision!

Joel 3:13-14
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

[14] Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

decision, charuwts, khaw-roots', Hebrew 2742; or charuts, khaw-roots'; passive participle of Hebrew 2782 (charats); properly incised or (active) incisive; hence (as noun masculine or feminine) a trench (as dug), gold (as mined), a threshing-sledge (having sharp teeth); (figurative) determination; also eager :- decision, diligent, (fine) gold, pointed things, sharp, threshing instrument, wall.
You "see", on the day of the LORD, Jesus Christ is coming to "lay down the law" and like it or not, every knee shall bow, as in submit to His authority! It is called by Joel "a day of clouds and thick darkness" because when our Father speaks from on high, the earth trembles and quakes at His awesome fiery presence (Heb. 12:29). Have you not read how it was the first time our Father laid the law down?
Deut. 4:11-13
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

[12] And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

[13] And He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone.
Thus the decision of the judges of the Alabama Supreme Court to remove His Ten Commandments from their little old court house shall be overturned by the one Thomas Jefferson calls "The Supreme Judge" in our Declaration of Independence... and you can believe those judges are going to head for the hills and run for cover (Rev. 6:16)!
Isaiah 22:5
For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
There is a day of trouble reserved for the treading under foot of the ungodly, not for the children of God. You "see", God is not angry with those who love and serve Him, and thus as it is written, their judgment is reward... which is "salvation", i.e. eternal life. 1 Thes. 5:9 "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ."

Concerning the breaking down of the walls, those who are familiar with the great book of Nehemiah, the book of the "wall building", know that Almighty God is our wall of protection. It is even written in the book of Zechariah that the glory of the LORD is our wall of protection, that same glory that protected our forefathers when they came forth out of Egypt.

Zech. 2:5
For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
And so it is that our Father, who is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29), shall warm and give comfort and protect ALL those who come and dwell within the walls of His house. All other walls of false security shall come tumbling down just like the walls of Jericho, including the stones of the wailing wall that still stand in Jerusalem. Remember Jesus Christ told His disciples that there shall not be one stone left standing upon another when He returns (Luke 21:6). So it is written, so shall it come to pass.

By the way, isn't it interesting that a wall of protection, a "security fence", is being built around Jerusalem and nears completion at this time! Wake up watchmen... there are signs everywhere.

Let us now continue in Isaiah 22 where these next few verses (6-11) describe the futile attempt of man to build his own wall of protection, to put his trust in the New World Order... the Babylon the Great of these last days. It won't work, my friend! You either trust in the LORD your God as your defense and your wall of protection or you have no protection!

Isaiah 22:6
And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
You may recall that Elam means "eternity" and Kir means "wall or fortress". What we have here are both the northern and southern extremities of the extent of the Chaldean forces which have taken in Elam, a province of Persia, an Aryan nation, and Kir of Media. This is a type for us to "see" what is happening in these last days, which is that they have all joined the ranks of the great and powerful New World Order. Who can stand against it in these last days (Rev. 13:4)?
[7] And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
All the choice valleys of Jerusalem shall be full of chariots and horsemen, arrayed in battle toward the gate of the city, ready to protect her! Luke 21:20 "And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh."

Here's an interesting note. Do you know what the choicest and most fertile valley on the south side of the city was? It was Hinnom, aka Gehenna!

[8] And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
"Discovered the covering of" means to strip bare the protection of Judah! Wooden barricades and earthy devices cannot protect you anymore than Saul's physical armor could have protected David against the beast, Goliath! The only armor that can protect you is the gospel armor of God. Ephes. 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
[9] Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
Question: Have you "seen" the breaches of the city of David? There truly are "many"!
[10] And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
Yes, our spiritual houses have been broken down to build the wall of false peace of the New World Order. And the preachers and ministers who should be teaching the visions of the prophets and sounding the alarm and blowing the trumpet "have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD (Ezekiel 13:5)". They have lied to our people and told them that they do not have to worry about the desolation to come, nor do they have to study the "visions" of the prophets (even Revelation) because God will protect them by rapturing them out of here when Satan comes! That is a false wall of security indeed! Here is what "I AM the LORD" has to say to those preachers and ministers who prop up that false wall:
Ezekiel 13:10-16
Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
This entire chapter is written "against" the prophets of Israel who build up a wall that is mere illusion, like a Hollywood set with no backing or foundation. Untempered is morter is simply "whitewash"!
[11] Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.

[12] Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?

[13] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.

If you are one who teaches traditions of men and daubs the "wall" with whitewash, you shall be among those heading for the hills and seeking cover from the fury of His wrath!
[14] So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
This spells out a day of BIG trouble for the daubers!
[15] Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;

[16] To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD.

What "vision" do you now see for Jerusalem? Do you see the vision of peace that the world sees and hopes to set-up through the New World Order, or do you understand the oracle of the "valley of vision" that was given to the prophet Isaiah? Let's return to Isaiah.
Isaiah 22:11
Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto Him that fashioned it long ago.
You can read the historical account of the two walls built during Hezekiah's reign to join the upper and lower pools thereby making a new pool to cut off the enemy from the supply of water. However, the point being made here is that there is nothing that can protect you or stave off the enemy if you leave God out of the equation!

Question: Can we allow the Ten Commandments to be removed from our midst and then consider our homeland secure? You've got to be kidding! Go ahead, eat, be drunken, be merry, and ignore the oracle of the valley of vision!

[12 ]And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
The burden of the valley of vision is written and it shall stand as a testimony against those who cry peace, peace, when there is no peace, and then lead their entire congregations to the rejoicing and jubilancy that shall take place in Jerusalem when the false messiah comes and "takes" the woman. Meanwhile, the true servants of God lament and decry the "spoiling of the daughters of His people (Isa. 22:4)" who have been seduced.
Joel 1:8
Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Joel 1:13
Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

Nevertheless, the Lord GOD of hosts shall yet again sound the alarm and blow the trumpet when His elect are delivered up and give witness to the nations of the world. Of course the HIStory that is set forth "as an ensample for us upon whom the ends of the world are come (1 Cor. 10:11)" has shown that although God gives the warning and sounds the alarm through His servants, the people pay little to no attention! They continue to eat, drink, and be merry... until it is too late!
Isaiah 22:13
And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
Paul quoted this verse in 1 Cor. 15:32 in the context of those who do not believe in life after death! Though a man or woman of God tell them that judgment is coming, they mock and scoff (2 Pet. 3:3) and continue to walk after their own lusts saying, "Let us eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die!" They are in for a rude awakening on the great and awesome day of the LORD! There shall be much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth as they are squeezed in the winepress in the valley of threshing (decision time) during the Millennium!
[14] And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Yes, unfortunately those who put their trust in that false Zion and man's flimsy walls instead of in the Zion that the Lord has established and which the glory of God protects, are going to be spiritually slaughtered, as in have to die a spiritual death and miss out on the first resurrection before they are willing to have their sins purged by the blood of the Lamb. Think about it!

Next we are going to "see" the LORD cast out the moneychangers from the city of our God, even as Jesus Christ ousted the moneychangers from the temple.

We have now "seen" the burden of the valley of vision, which is Jerusalem, the place where the "vision" is set-up and established in these last days by the "robbers of thy people who exalt themselves (Dan. 11:14)". Now Isaiah the servant of the Most High is given specific instruction to go to the overseer of the treasury and give him some enlightening news straight from the mouth of the Lord GOD (Adonai Yahveh) of both heaven and earth, i.e. after the manner of "Thus saith the LORD God of hosts"! This is important instruction for us to understand in preparation for the burden of Tyre, concerning the globalization of these last days, which shall be given to us in the next chapter.

Daniel 11:14
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselvesto establish the vision; but they shall fall.
This is actually about the "fall" of these robbers of the people, so let's begin.
Isaiah 22:15
Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
The name Shebna is translated by Strong's Concordance as "growth" or "to grow" (#7644) while other scholarly works, such as BDB, translate it "vigor". Either way, this Shebna is a "bad fig" growing with vigor in the treasury of the house and this little scribe (2 Kings 18:18) and "his family" are "over the house", which means they are in control of the finances and economic activity of the kingdom of Israel.
2 Kings 18:18
And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.
Dr. Bullinger notes in the Companion Bible on page 957 that Shebna is "probably a foreigner (stranger), or heathenized Jew." Because of the judgment soon to be given to Shebna (growth) by Isaiah, and because of his claim to royalty, it is obvious that both his fruit is bad and he is a liar. That is the MO of a kenite, one of those "robbers of God's people" spoken of by Daniel the prophet. Note: You may find a hidden treasure if you take the Hebrew word for "robbers" to its prime.
robbers, periyts, per-eets', Hebrew 6530; from Hebrew 6555 (parats); violent, i.e. a tyrant :- destroyer, ravenous, robber.

parats, paw-rats', Hebrew 6555; a primitive root; to break out (in many applications, direct and indirect, literal and figurative) :- abroad, (make a) breach, break (away, down, -er, forth, in, up), burst out, come (spread) abroad, compel, disperse, grow, increase, open, press, scatter, urge.

Our Father warned us that once these strangers, these non-Israelites, i.e. kenites, "entered in" that they would take over and afflict us until the end of this flesh age (Amos 6:14). In fact, our Father warned us long ago in the days of Moses when our forefathers wandered in the wilderness, that "the stranger" would rise up "over the house" and control the money supply of the nation if we did not listen to His Word (hear His voice) and adhere to His laws and statutes.
Deut. 28:15
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Here is one of those curses that has overtaken us in these last days.
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.

That is why we are no longer on the "gold standard"! The gold has been "stolen", robbed, if you have eyes to understand central banking. That is why your dollar bill no longer says "Silver Certificate" but rather "Federal Reserve Note"... which translated means "This dollar bill is loaned to you by the Federal Reserve Banking System", which is privately owned by "strangers", kenites! Signed Shebna, chief treasurer and writer of scrip!

Unfortunately, most Christians are unaware of who controls the economy and where their money comes from, or if they do they simply do not care. Meanwhile the national debt along with our municipal and state debt continues to mount to astounding proportions as the pen of Shebna the scribe continues to issue (loan) us more paper money! If you are not familiar with how money works in our unholy debt system economy, then by all means locate and read the booklet "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy".

Nevertheless, while most Christians are unaware of the Hidden Dynasty of the Economy, God's true servants in these last days, that brotherhood of the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna in Rev. 3 & 2, those sons and daughters of Acts 2 who have eyes to see the "visions of the prophets", do know who controls the treasury and loans us their money with which to run our economy. You "see", those servants who seek Him by studying His Word have been given "the Key of David" (Rev. 3:7) which unlocks the true lineage of the royal house of Judah while at the same time exposing the fraud of those who claim to be of the house of Judah. These "claimers" to the kingship line of Judah have exalted themselves through lies and deceit and run around calling themselves "God's chosen people". But as Jesus Christ, the Word of God, declares in John 8:44 and Rev. 2:9 & 3:9, they are outright liars because they are NOT of Judah. They are those strangers, foreigners, kenites [sons of Kayin (Cain)], laying claim to a birthright that DOES NOT belong to them! So what are they doing in the treasury of our house? Ripping us off, for one thing!

Rev. 2:9
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Rev. 3:9
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

So let us return to Isaiah and "see" what the Lord God has given Isaiah to say to Shebna.
Isaiah 22:16
What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
Hey, Shebna! Seems you and your family have taken up permanent residence here in the palace (house) of the king! However, you and your family members are "strangers" (foreigners, i.e. kenites) and thus you have no birthright or inheritance to this place. You are NOT of the royal House of Judah, so just what do you think you are doing, little scribe?

Isaiah is about to give Shebna his eviction notice from Almighty God Himself, who is going to cast out this thieving moneychanger from His house! We saw an example of this in the New Testament when Jesus Christ went to the valley of vision, i.e. Jerusalem, and entered into the house and "threw out (cast out) the robbers, the thieves of Mark 11:17 below"!

Mark 11:15-17
And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; [16] And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. [17] And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
You can "see" from this account what "vision" the kenites have for the house... and it isn't a vision of prayer, but rather a vision of gold and silver with which to line their own pockets! In fact, this is the vision they have for the whole world, a New World Order, with them as overseers of the treasury and the economy. Of course in return they will provide health insurance and prescription drug coverage for everyone, and government funded public education, and job security along with social security retirement benefits, and peace and security, and oh yes... a chicken in the pot for everyone. Have you not read? That is exactly how Satan enters in, i.e. peaceably and prosperously:
Daniel 11:21
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

Daniel 11:24
He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

The "scattering among them the prey, and spoil, and riches" has been going on for sometime through the redistribution of spoil and riches. The concept is for those in power to tax "the haves" and redistribute it (entitle it) to the multitudinous "have-nots" and they will love them.
peaceably, shalvah, shal-vaw', Hebrew 7962; from Hebrew 7951 (shalah); security (genuine or false) :- abundance, peace (-ably), prosperity, quietness.
However, the good news directly from the Word of God is that Shebna is going down, and all his associates with him.
Isaiah 22:17
Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
To "carry thee away with a mighty captivity" means to "hurl thee with the hurling of [a mighty] man" (see note in your Companion Bible). Hey, the bigger they are the harder they fall... like Goliath of Gath! And Shebna is going down in flames, which means in disgrace "covered with shame"!
[18] He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
Jesus Christ is going to take hold of the moneychangers, the robbers who have exalted themselves, and toss them out on their ears along with their chariots they were so proud of, into a large country, meaning a barren desolate wilderness, for they are a shame and a disgrace indeed.

This is all part of the casting down of the stones of the temple (house) that shall happened at the sound of the 7th Trump when the King of kings and Lord of lords comes to this earth. Matthew 24:2 "And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

[19] And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
"There is no thing new under the sun", said wise old Solomon in Ecc. 1:9, which means there is nothing new in this flesh age where we walk under the sun in these temporary flesh bodies. Eccles. 1:10 "Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us." And so it was in the first earth age (of old time... which was before us) that Satan was driven from his station and cast out of Zion, cast down out of the mountain of God!
Ezekiel 28:16
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:17
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

And so shall it happen again at the end of this flesh age when Satan comes and exalts himself with his small people (Daniel 11:23). That day when this shall come to pass is the day the King of kings and Lord of lords, that Stone cut out without hands (Dan. 2:34), comes with His mighty saints at the sound of the 7th Trump and destroys the stones of Satan's temple and sets up His kingdom that shall never end!
[20] And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
Shebna's days are numbered for he is going to be cast out and replaced by one whom "God raises up" or "sets up", which is precisely what "Eliakim" means in Hebrew!
Eliakim 'elya?q?ym, Strong's #H471
BDB Definition:
        Eliakim = “God raises” or “God sets up”
Eliakim is the son of "Hilkiah" whose name means "Yah's portion". You can study the historical type set forth on your own, but know that the final fulfillment of this prophecy concerning Eliakim, whom God raises up, is Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who shall come at the sound of the 7th and take over the reign of government over all the earth. Remember we read that in Isaiah 9:6?
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.
And so it shall come to pass that Shebna's "royal" garments shall be stripped from him and given to the rightful royal heir, Jesus Christ, and He shall take hold of the government and be called "The everlasting Father".
Isaiah 22:21
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
[22] And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
It is Jesus Christ, the Lamb slain, the One whom God raised up, the One who has "the key of the house of David" that opens the door of truth and wisdom to those who will hear His Voice. And when Jesus Christ returns to this earth, He will open wide the flood gates of truth! However, the good news is that you can have access TODAY to that precious truth that "makes you free" (John 8:32), even as those of the Church of Philadelphia have that door opened wide to them right now... and no man can shut it!
Rev. 3:7-9
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
This is taken from Isaiah 22:22 that we just read!
[8] I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Jesus Christ is that door through which one must go if he or she is to enter into the sheepfold, which is to enter into life. Despite what some preachers might tell you, going through church doors every day of the week and twice on Sundays won't get you there. The Word of God is the door you must go through! John 10:9 "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." You "see", if you go through that "door", you will be in the presence of the Living Word of God and He shall reveal to you things which must be hereafter... again, if you will hear His Voice instead of listening to men. Rev. 4:1 "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter." Open the book, go through the door, and elevate your mind to the spiritual level (come up hither)!

The brothers and sisters of the Church of Philadelphia do just that! They keep His Word and they do not deny His name, which means they hold to His authority over man's! And the little strength (power, dunamis) they have comes from the "little book" (Rev. 10:9) which they have eaten and digested. You "see", a little strength from the awesome touch of Almighty God is more power than the whole world combined can muster together. So if you want to be strong in Him, simply eat and digest the little book, which is the Word of God. To wit: John ate the little book: Rev. 10:9 "And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey." Jeremiah ate the little book: "Jeremiah 15:16 "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts." Ezekiel ate the little book: Ezekiel 3:1 "Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. [2] So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll."

And if you do go through that "door" opened by the one who has the "key of David", you will be given to understand who those imposters are who call themselves Jews (of Judah) but are not.

[9] Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
As we stated earlier, the key of David not only unlocks the true lineage of Judah through David the king leading to the true Messiah, it also exposes the false lineage, the lineage of those who claim to be of Judah, those who call themselves Jews whose branch leads directly to the false messiah. The fact is, they are not only not of the kingship line of Judah, they are not even of the seed Abraham, i.e. of any of the 12 tribes. They are a bunch of liars, sons of Cain (kenites), who are of their father the devil, the father of lies! Here are Christ's own words to the scribes and Pharisees who sat in the temple claiming to be of Abraham's seed: John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

And so like Shebna, the kenites claim to be "royal heirs" of the house and they now sit in the temple and have charge over the fiscal affairs and economies of the true house of Israel. Soon their "lying father" will come, i.e. Satan the false messiah, and he will sit in the temple claiming to be God Himself. It is written and so shall it be. 2 Thes. 2:3-4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the day we gather back to Christ) 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."

Then AFTER Satan has reigned for his shortened time (Mat. 24:22), his short season (5 months as per Rev. 9:4), Jesus Christ, the one whom God has raised up to sit on the throne, shall cast Shebna and Co. out of the temple and establish His glorious throne upon the earth... as it is in heaven.

Isaiah 22:23
And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
Again, this speaks of Messiah who shall come and establish His kingdom that shall stand forever (Dan. 2:44). He is likened unto a peg or nail permanently fashioned in place and upon which you can always hang your faith and trust. That place shall be Jerusalem, the valley of vision, where the false peg (tree) shall be set up ("see" it growing). You "see", Jesus Christ is the tree of life (eternal life), because His nail is permanent! He paid the price when He was nailed to the cross and He defeated death (Heb. 2:14), who is Satan. Jesus Christ is the lawful and rightful royal heir to the throne of David, and thus the "liar" who comes first and claims to be royalty and heir to the throne shall be cast down and his New World Order shall be crushed to smithereens.
[24] And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
All people, both sons and daughters, both small and great, whether rich or poor, shall flow unto and give glory to Him that sits upon the throne. It is written that "every knee shall bow (Rom. 14:11)" to His name (authority) and so it is that even the kenites shall come and worship [Him] at the feet of those who give glory to and serve the Lord... for they shall be at His feet. Rev. 3:9 "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."
1 Peter 5:11
To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
As for the false peg, that tree of the knowledge of good and evil who comes and fastens himself in the holy place... he is going to be removed, hewn down, and the burden and oppression shall cease! It is written, the LORD has spoken it, and so shall it come to pass!
[25] In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
Yes, God is once again going to free His people and bring them out of bondage.

Praise and glory be to God for ever and ever. Amen!

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