The American Wisdom Series

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The Book of Isaiah
Chapter 27

Let us be reminded once again that the name "Isaiah" means "Yahveh's Salvation" for once again we are going to be given insight into our Father's marvelous plan of salvation, even insight into the great purpose He has for bringing chastisement upon His people. Our study of chapter 27 begins with what happens "in that day", which is the day the 7th Trump sounds and this flesh age comes to an end.

Isaiah 27:1
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
The LORD's great and strong sword that punishes leviathan and slays the dragon is that sharp two-edged sword identified in Rev. 1:16 as the Word of God. This verse speaks of what happens (i.e. the punishing and slaying) to both beasts of Revelation 13... which are (1) the New World Order of Rev. 13:1 and (2) Satan himself who heads that one world system and exercises ALL of its power when he comes defacto (Rev. 13:11-12). Leviathan, oft times called the crocodile of the Nile, is that monstrous one world system, the "beast who rises up out of sea (of people)" in Rev. 13:1. And as it is written, the one who gives this "beast of the sea" (leviathan) its power is none other than that same crooked, piercing, great red dragon (Rev. 12:4) from the first earth age, Satan himself. Rev 13:2 "And the beast which I saw (i.e. rising up out of the sea)... the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."

It is the great red dragon whose mouth spews forth that flood of lies and deception (Rev. 12:15) that overflows the whole earth. It is that great red dragon who huffs and puffs and breathes out the fiery darts that pierce the minds of all those who do not have on the gospel armor of Ephesians 6 because they have chosen to remain ignorant of their Father's Word. You "see", it is their lack of wisdom and knowledge that leaves them unprotected and therefore unable to take a stand and survive the great spiritual battle of these last days that is even now being waged! They simply do not have the spiritual discernment to know that it is the "glistening one", the slickmeister and charmer himself, that old crooked, lying, lowlife snake, that old serpent from the garden, who has lead them to wander astray from the straight and narrow path of truth and justice to walk down the crooked path of liberalism and compromise that leads to captivity and bondage and ultimately to the pit of hell (gehenna).

However, the good news worth singing about in the next verse is that "in that day" at the sound of the 7th Trump the New World Order shall come to an abrupt end and the old dragon's lies and deceptions shall be slain with the great and mighty two-edged sword of the Lord... which is the "consuming truth" of the His Word (Rev. 1:16). To wit, the householder shall return to His vineyard, the true House of Israel (remember Isaiah 5:7?*), and He shall weed out all the no-good rift-raft, as in burn out the "briars" and "thorns" (vs. 4 below), and begin watering His vineyard with the dew and rain spoken of in the Song of Moses in Deut. 32:2. That dew and rain from heaven is the precious Living Water that gives life and causes the vineyard to mature and bring forth fruit!

*Isaiah 5:7 "For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant: and He looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry."

Isaiah 27:2
In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
Make no mistake about it, that same Jesus Christ who came at the first advent to pay the price for our sins by shedding His innocent blood on the cross, is coming again. Only this time He is not coming to Jerusalem riding on a lowly ass as the Lamb to be slain! This time, in that day, He shall come riding on a pure white stallion wielding all power and authority as the King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:11-16)... and as it is written, every knee shall bow to His name (Philip. 2:10).

Also, as it is written in this very chapter of Isaiah, once He has completely destroyed the beast of the sea, the New World Order, He shall then make His vineyard a fruitful place and will hence forth not allow the overspreading of lies and the iniquitous works of the "desolator" and his "locust army". You "see", our Father's precious vineyard is even now being laid waste, spiritually desolated, because of the "east wind", the spiritual onslaught of that abominable one whose idolatrous wine not only makes our people "drunken in the night (1 Thes. 5:7)" but causes the nations of world to commit fornication with the harlot.

Rev. 18:3
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath [passion, heavy breathing] of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
The problem is that those who drink the king of Babylon's poisonous, idolatrous, wine and who follow the crooked path of the serpent, have produced nothing but "grapes of gall", and "clusters" that are bitter indeed! You will find that written in the Song of Moses concerning these last days, the song that the overcomers of the beast are singing in Rev. 15.
Deut. 32:32
For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
Open your eyes and take a good "spiritual" look out across our land and see if you can "see" any resemblance to Sodom and Gomorrah! Perhaps you could begin by noticing what is happening in San Francisco or Massachusetts. Yes, look out across the once "fruited plain" and see if you can "see" the same "valley of (spiritually) dry bones" that Ezekiel saw in his 37th chapter. Thank God He has sent His remnant in these last days else we all would become toast like those of Sodom and Gomorrah! Isa 1:9, "Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah."

Take heed dear ones, for the signs that the hour is late are surely visible to those with eyes to see and ears to hear! Therefore this is no time to waver to and fro but rather to stay plugged into the true vine, which is Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God. John 15:1 "I am  the true vine, and myFather is the husbandman." Truly their vine is not as our Vine and the wine produced from their fruit, from their grapes of gall, will spiritually kill you!

Deut. 32:33
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
You may recall that Daniel and his companions Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedneggo, would not drink the king of Babylon's wine nor eat his unclean meat.  Dan 1:8 "But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank." These men of strong faith, who are ensamples and types of God's elect who shall be delivered up in these last days, drank only water, that pure Living Water that gives life. They also ate only "pulse", food grown from "seed", which is symbolic of the Word of God which strengthens us and makes bright our countenance. Dan 1:12 "Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink." So one might inquire of himself or herself by asking the question: "How well fed and watered am I from the Word of God?"

Nevertheless, God is faithful to His Word which means that it shall surely come to pass exactly as it is written. So let us rejoice and sing for without a doubt the LORD shall come unto His vineyard, to His people Israel, and He shall keep them and teach them to "walk ever in His ways"!

Isaiah 27:3
I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
Unlike Adam, when the LORD keeps and tends His garden, He shall surely build an hedge about it and protect it to the point that you can rest assured no one will bring any poisonous fruit or harm to His people. As the next verse will document, He will root out the "briers and thorns" and dispose of them swiftly and so it shall be in that day, i.e. during the Millennium, that His Word shall go forth and overflow and cover the whole earth. Once again from the great Song of Moses:
Deut. 32:1
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Deut. 32:2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

It is documented in Ezek. 44:23-24 that during the Millennium all of God's laws and statutes, the "way" that produces true peace and happiness and harmony among nations, will be upheld and enforced by God's elect, the Zadok, the just ones who did not go astray (Ezek. 44:15).
Ezek. 44:23
And they shall teach my people thedifference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Ezek. 44:24
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.

Again, our Father is going to take real good care of His vineyard during the Millennium and any "briers and thorns" that pop up are not going to be permitted to grow and flourish.
Isaiah 27:4
Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
Any attempt to thwart God's purpose or to liberalize His standards of truth and justice shall be dealt with speedily and those evil rudiments shall be "burned up" with the fire of His truth. You "see", God loves His children very, very, much and He is not angry with those who love Him. In fact, it is His desire that all take hold of the Rock of His salvation (2 Pet. 3:9). 1 Thes. 5:9 "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ." But woe unto those "tares" of Mat. 13 who continue to stand opposed to Him and refuse to take hold of His strength, i.e. who refuse the Rock of His salvation, for ultimately, unless they repent and turn to Him, they shall suffer the second death which is to be consumed in the lake of fire at the end of the thousand years!
[5] Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
The word "strength" means fortress or rock, i.e. His protection.
strength, ??? ??? ????? ???? ma??o?z ma??u?z ma??o?z ma??u?z maw-oze', maw-ooz',maw-oze',maw-ooz' H4581From H5810; a fortified place; figuratively a defence: - force, fort (-ress), rock, strength (-en), (X most) strong (hold).
Jesus Christ came at His first advent to pay the price on the cross and open up salvation unto all, to whomsoever will! Yes, even the kenites have the opportunity to take hold of His strength and obtain the peace that comes from knowing Him. In fact, by the end of the Millennium they shall, by their own free, make peace with Him and become children of God... or they will simply be no more!

As for His elect, His planting that is His vineyard even now, i.e. that small remnant who love and serve Him, He shall cause them to "take root" and as a result all Israel "shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the whole world with fruit". And so it shall come to pass in that day that Israel shall fulfill her destiny and become a light upon a hill and a blessing to ALL nations!

[6] He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
Sing and rejoice if you have eyes to see and ears to hear, for again, as it is written, His vineyard, the planting of the Lord, shall take root and Israel shall blossom forth and become a fruitful place indeed. Alas, in that day there shall truly be "One Nation Under God, with Liberty and Justice For All" as His precious truth flows like a mighty river from Mount Zion.

Knowing then what our Father has purposed through His great and marvelous plan and what the end result shall be, i.e. to "cause" His people to turn from their iniquitous ways and become a fruitful place, should we then question the method by which He brings them to that point?

[7] Hath He smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
Has our Father smitten His people like an enemy to simply destroy them from off the land? Or in His immense love for His sons and daughters has He gently meted out chastisement upon them for their own good... that He might effect the cause and purge out their sins and bring them back to Him?
Heb 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.

The very fact that God has brought chastisement upon His people is proof positive that He loves them. Satan on the other hand, and all those who follow his crooked path of psychobabble, does not believe in discipline, i.e. the rod of chastisement. Such vain liberal reasoning concludes that people are not personally responsible for their own course of action. Therefore, rather than execute punishment and exact appropriate discipline they destroy (spoil) their children by enabling them as they look for excuses based upon a person's upbringing or environmental conditions, etc., because they believe in their puff up minds that it's always someone else's fault!
Prov. 13:24
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him quickly.
Loving parents exercise what is called "tough love" when they discipline their children. And you know what? When the appropriate chastisement is measured out in love, that discipline will bring about "correction" as it drives out a child's desire for the wrongdoing he or she has committed and thus strengthens his or her character! Again, a loving parent will chastise his or her children to bring about correction, to steer them in the right path. A loving parent's chastisement upon his or her children is never meant to bring harm or injury to them. And so it is with our heavenly Father that His use of the Assyrian as His rod of correction against His people (Isa. 10:5-6), is not to destroy them, but to bring about that correction and steer them to the right path. And you know what else? In that day they will come to know that He has truly loved them all along... even from the beginning.
Isaiah 27:8
In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
The "east wind", which is a "desert storm", is "A violent, hot, scorching wind; pernicious to the fruit of a vineyard." (Companion Bible, pg. 963)! You will find in Rev. 7:1-3 that our Father does stay the "rough wind", even the four winds, in the day of the "desert storm". This He does in order to seal a people with the knowledge and wisdom of His Word whereby their loins become girded about with truth and their feet become shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, as they are prepared to take the kingdom and rule with Christ for the thousand years. In fact, you will find them standing with the LORD on Mt. Zion in Rev. 14!

Again, what is the reason and purpose that God has smitten Jacob by allowing Leviathan to rise up out of the sea, by sending the Assyrian, even the Dragon (Satan) upon the land? The answer is given in the following verse:

[9] By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
His plan is designed to "purge the iniquity of Jacob" and to take away His sin, i.e. to rid idolatry from His people. Again, the fruit He produces is to "take away their sins" as He beats the idols of the false messiah to a pile of dust (chalkstones)! As it is written in Mat. 24 and Mark 13, there shall not be one stone left standing upon another when Jesus Christ returns!
[10] Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
God shall destroy Babylon the great and bind up the desolator and once He has cleansed the land He shall turn this desolate place into a beautiful vineyard, a truly fruitful habitation (dwelling place). And you know what? God's elect have a part in rebuilding the desolate places for it is written and thus so shall it be. The question is, "Will you be among those who do the raising up?" You can be you know! Christ is right now preparing those kings and priests who shall reign with Him for a thousand years (Rev. 5:10).
Isa. 61:4
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

Isa. 61:5
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

Isa. 61:6
But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Along with the raising up of the desolate places, there shall be some pruning of dead branches!  The women in the next verse, even the spiritual virgins, will set those dead branches on fire with the "consuming fire", i.e. with the truth of God's Word. To wit, God is a consuming fire. Heb. 12:29 "For our God is a consuming fire."
Isaiah 27:11
When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore He that made them will not have mercy on them, and He that formed them will shew them no favour.
Surely our people have become a "sottish*" people, a people of no understanding for they have been drawn away by Leviathan and great red Dragon from the source of all truth and wisdom. They have become sorely deceived and wander in darkness. However, our loving Father who brings about their chastisement for their own good, will destroy Leviathan and cast the old dragon into the pit and He shall gather the precious children of His vineyard one by one!

* The word "sottish", probably from the Celtic, literally means "stupid" (See note on page 1023 of the Companion Bible, Kregel Publications). You "see", there is nothing new under sun, i.e. in this flesh age, for as it was in the beginning, in the first earth age when the great dragon drew a third of God's children (Rev. 12:4) away from the mercy seat wherein dwells truth and justice, our people became foolish, a people without understanding. And though God's elect raised the standard and blew the trumpet sounding the alarm, they did not take heed to the warning.

Jer. 4:21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Jer. 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

This question "How long" applies to today as well! We know from 2 Pet. 3:9 that our Father is very longsuffering because it is His desire "that none should perish, but that all should come to repentance". However, we also know that He will not put up with the sin and iniquity of His people forever and that He SHALL, not maybe, bring about the destruction of this flesh age... as He did the first earth age. And because our people choose NOT to study their Father's Word, they are therefore willingly ignorant of the judgment that is about to befall them.
2 Pet. 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2 Pet. 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.
Again, how long should our Father continue to put up with the foolishness and stupidity of His children before He comes and crushes Leviathan and puts an end to the idolatry and wickedness of this froward generation? Just be patient, beloved, and wait upon the Lord, for that day when the 7th Trump sounds and the King of kings and Lord of lords returns will surely come... soon after the old dragon has made his defacto appearance at the sound of the 6th Trump.
Isaiah 27:12
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.
Yes, that old Leviathan, the crocodile of the Nile, shall be smitten and Israel shall not be utterly destroyed (i.e. eternally) but rather "all of Israel shall be saved" for as it is written, "There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob". Are you beginning to see the great purpose of our Father's plan? Let the spiritual blindness of our people be no mystery to you. In other words, it is not His purpose to destroy His people but rather by way of chastisement He is going to take away their iniquity! Remember that is the fruit of loving chastisement and "What a loving Father we have indeed!"
Rom. 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

Rom. 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

He shall "cause" them to want to turn to Him... of their own free will, because of what He has done in loving them so much. He even gave His only begotten Son to come die on the cross that they might have life eternal.
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
And as it is written both here in Isaiah and in Matthew 24:31, when that last great trumpet blows He shall come and gather His people together... one by one the children of His vineyard He shall gather to Him.
Isaiah 27:13
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
Sing and rejoice, Oh Israel, for your Father loves you very much and His vineyard shall YET become a fruitful place (Isa. 27:2)! Can you say "Isaiah", Yahveh's Salvation? How truly wonderful and marvelous His works are indeed.

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