The American Wisdom Series

Presents pamphlet #6429

The Book of Isaiah
Chapter 29

In chapter 28 we learned that multitudes of Christians who do not have faith based upon the foundation of God's Word are surely going to make a "covenant with Death" and "an agreement with Hell". In fact, the majority of our people have been so drawn away from their Father's Word, the foundation of truth, by soothsaying preachers who teach the traditions of men instead of His Word, that they cannot tell the difference between that which is profane (the false Christ) and that which is holy (the true Christ).

The end result of listening to men instead of hearing His Voice from His Word is that our people shall become sorely deceived by the overflowing flood of lies and deceit spewed forth by the false messiah whose name is Death and who Hell (the grave) follows after (Rev. 6:8). However, the good news is that when Jesus Christ, the true Bridegroom, returns at the sound of the 7th Trump, our people will suddenly be wakened and come to realize the shamefulness of their spiritual adultery. In that day they will come to know that their (marriage) covenant was with Death, the false messiah, instead of with Jesus Christ and they will turn their hearts back to the Lord their God. Unfortunately they will have missed out on the blessings of the first resurrection and will have to wait until the end of the Millennium to receive eternal life.

Let's review Isa. 28:18.

Isaiah 28:18
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
It is Satan himself who rides roughshod upon what are called the Four Horses of the Apocalypse that are described in Revelation chapter 6! Horses are symbolic of "power" and it is through the control and exercise of the Four Hidden Dynasties (powers, horses) of Religion, Politics, Economics, and Education, that Satan, whose name is "Death", is able to bring forth his New World Order and spread his abominations that cause massive worldwide spiritual desolation to follow in their wake.
Rev. 6:8
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
The phrase the "fourth part of the earth" should read the "four parts of the earth", or even the "four corners of the earth" denoting all four directions (N.E.W.S). In other words, Satan and his followers are given power over all the earth. (See Acts 10:30 where exactly the same Greek word, tetartos, is translated "four" instead of "fourth"). Notice also that the power they are given is to "kill", as in spiritually "kill", which is to desolate souls... to make them ready for the second death with sword, hunger, death and the "beasts of the earth".

What are these "beasts of the earth"? The Greek word for "beasts" is therion and it means dangerous venomous beasts, such as asps or poisonous snakes. The term is used to denote the very same "children of disobedience", the tares of Matthew 13, who are the offspring of the Serpent. In other words, they are the kenites, the descendents of Cain (Kayin), the same "beasts" Christ addressed in John 8, Matthew 23:33, etc. And their offensive weapons, their propaganda (sword), and their withholding and starvation (hunger) of truth both secular and religious (Amos 8:11-13), will surely cause spiritual death unless people "sober up" from their spiritual drunkenness and "wake up" from the slumber that closes their eyes to the truth of God's Word. (More on "spiritual blindness" later in our study.)

The question is: Do you have "eyes to see" Satan's weapons of mass (spiritual) desolation or are you among the multitudes whose "view" he has successfully hidden them from? The hour is late and it is time to quit playing church and stop listening to men's traditions and open your eyes to the "visions" of the prophets through whom Jesus Christ has foretold us all things (Mark 13:23). So let us do just that! Let us open both our eyes and our Bibles to "the vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz (Isa. 1:1)", whose name (i.e. Amoz) means "strong".

Isaiah 29:1
Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
This is the second of the six woes we discussed at the beginning of chapter 28 and this one is directed to Ariel, the city where David dwelt, or as the Septuagint has it, "the city which David besieged". Of course this is referring to Jerusalem, the "altar-hearth of God*", the city that our Father took to wife in Ezekiel 16 and determined to be His eternal dwelling place, the headquarters of the universe for all eternity (Rev. 21:2). Is there any wonder therefore that this city has been the scene of more wars and bloodshed than any other city in the history of mankind? Remember we read back in Isaiah 14:13 that Satan wants to exalt his throne and sit upon Mount Zion and be worshipped as God. Isaiah 14:13 "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."

* Note: In Hebrew the word "Ariel" can mean both "a lion of God" or as it is used in this verse, "the altar-hearth of God". Dr. Bullinger also points out on page 966 of the Companion Bible that Jerusalem is called Har-el on old Egyptian monuments.

And so it is written that when Michael is told to release Satan and he is cast to this earth with his evil angelic host as per Rev. 12:7-9, that the old dragon, that wicked son of perdition (2 Thes. 2:3), will come and sit in the temple of God claiming that he is God. To wit, he will show forth signs and great wonders and perform miracles in the sight of men to deceive them that dwell on the earth into believing his greatest of all lies... that he is God. (Rev. 13:13-14 "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...".)

Paul also warns us against men's traditions as he clearly documents that Satan comes first, before our gathering back to Jesus Christ. He also gives witness to the fact that when the false messiah comes, he will deceive the people, including the majority (the multitudes) of Christians, into believing the lie that he is God. He further tells us that it is because the people do not have the "love of the truth", which is the desire to study God's Word (2 Thes. 2:10-12), that they shall fall in this great deception, the great "falling away"... the great apostasy of these last days!

2 Thes. 2:1-5
   Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
The subject is Christ's coming and 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.
There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to waver (be shaken) or be confused by the thoughts and theories of men concerning the events of these last days. All we have to do is look to Jesus Christ, the Word of God, because He, not man, has foretold us all things (Mark 13:23 "But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things"). For example, in the next two verses we are told categorically that the day of Christ's return shall NOT happen UNTIL the son of perdition (Satan) comes and sits in the temple of God and claims that he is God! The majority of Christians have been told that they are going to be "raptured away" before the false-christ comes. Who are you going to believe? Here's Paul's strong admonition concerning this matter:
[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.

Knowing that the King of Babylon, i.e. Satan, is going to siege the city and claim that the throne is his, it is easy to understand in this "woe" of Isaiah 29 why God figuratively calls Jerusalem "Ariel", the hearth of God, for it shall become a spiritual hot-box, a "fire-place" and "altar-hearth" indeed! The good news is that when "that day" of 2 Thes. 2:3 comes to pass, which is the day Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th and last Trump (1 Thes. 4:16, 1 Cor. 15:52) and we gather back to Him, He shall completely destroy, as in cleanse by fire, that temple wherein Satan sits. In fact, so complete will the cleansing be that "there shall not be left one (false) stone standing upon another that shall not be thrown down (Mat. 24:2)". It is written and so shall it be! Let us now continue with the "woe to Ariel, to Ariel"... stated twice for emphasis, which is the figure of speech known as an Epizeuxis, a word repeated twice for emphasis.
Isaiah 29:2
   Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
Our Father is going to come against Ariel and straighten (distress) her out real good! And when He pours out the cup of His wrath there shall be much heaviness and sorrow indeed, as in much mourning and lamentation, for those many deceived Christians Christ foretold us of in Mat. 24:5, who thought themselves to be in good standing with the LORD because their preachers told them they were, are going to suddenly find they have been in Satan's wedding camp and have been covenanted with him all along! You "see", they believed that the one sitting in the temple of God was the Lord because they had no knowledge and wisdom from their Father's Word to be able to discern between the holy, the true Jesus, and the profane, the false Jesus! Now it is too late, for the 7th Trump has sounded and they suddenly find themselves on the outside of the kingdom of God looking in.
Luke 13:26-28
Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
The problem is that they did not eat the pure unleavened bread of His Truth nor drink from the fountain of living water that gives life. Rather they ate the king of Babylon's idolatrous meat and drank his intoxicating wine!
[27] But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

[28] There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

And so there shall be heaviness and sorrow for many when Yahshua Messiah returns at the sound of the 7th Trump and HE lays siege to Jerusalem and makes her His "fiery altar" as He purifies her and casts out the workers of iniquity and establishes His kingdom upon Mount Zion forever.
Isaiah 29:3
And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
The analogy used here is that just like David besieged Jerusalem and made it his city, "the city where David dwelt (vs. 1)", so shall God come against Jerusalem in these last days and take her unto Himself. Some translations even render this verse, "I will compass thee about like David".
[4] And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
These are all statements of degradation declaring how that the proud and haughty, the big talkers of Jerusalem that spew forth the lies and teach the familiar spirits of false doctrine, are going to be brought down low and their words shall be become exposed as the venom of asps taken from that cursed one, that low-life, dust eating, serpent of the garden in 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."
[5] Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
Yes, sudden destruction (1 Thes. 5:3) shall come upon them and their worthlessness, likened unto small dust or the useless chaff that is blown away at the threshing, shall be made known.
[6] Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
When the LORD of hosts, Yahveh Saboath, comes suddenly and unexpectedly to those who walk in darkness (1 Thes. 5), and He pours out the cup of His wrath upon the ungodly and lays down the law... they will feel the heat! It is the brightness of His coming, the "consuming fire", that shall melt away the evil rudiments and burn up all wicked works. Peter talks about the great noise and devouring fire in his second epistle.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
To "come as a thief in the night" is a figure of speech meaning the people will not be expecting Christ... because they will think He is already here, sitting in the temple! Also, the word "elements" comes from the Greek word stoicheion, Strong's #4747, and means "fundamentals", "rudiments", or "principles". They are spiritual things, even like socialism and liberalism... things that are not affected by earthly fire which is merely used as an analogy to help us understand that the consuming is spiritual, accomplished by His Spirit, which is spiritual "fire". You "see", our God is a consuming fire as documented by Hebrews 12:29; "For our God is a consuming fire." It is the fire of His truth that devours all that is wood and stubble, even while at the same time it warms the hearts of His children who love and serve Him.

And you know what else? It is God's elect, those servants who love and serve Him, who shall take part in bringing forth that "fire" to consume wickedness in all the earth... for as it is written in Ps. 104:4 and Heb. 1:7, He makes His ministers a "flame of fire". Have you ever read in Rev. 11:5 about that "fire", His Spirit of Truth, that proceeds out of the mouth of His servants and witnesses and devours their enemies? Here it is: "And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed."

Zechariah also documents that God's elect shall bring forth the fire of His truth from Jerusalem.

Zechariah 12:6
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
The "governors of Judah" are God's elect who shall stand on Mount Zion with Jesus Christ (Rev. 14:1) who shall rule all nations with a "rod of iron". Here is Strong's definition of "governors":
governors = 'alluwph, al-loof', Hebrew 441; or (shortened) 'alluph, al-loof'; from Hebrew 502 ('alaph); familiar; a friend, also gentle; hence a bullock (as being tame; applied, although masculine, to a cow); and so a chieftain (as notable like neat cattle) :- captain, duke, (chief) friend, governor, guide, ox.
Notice the prime root of "governor" as used here:
'alaph, aw-lof', Hebrew 502; a primitive root, to associate with; hence to learn (and causative to teach) :- learn, teach, utter.
And so it is written, and so shall it be that God's elect, the governors of Judah, His just ones, the Zadok, shall teach His truth during the Millennium and they will do so with discipline exercising His "rod of iron"! 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. [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."

Note: For additional details, read all of Zechariah 12.

Isaiah 29:7
And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
When the 7th Trump sounds and Jesus Christ returns to establish His ruling kingdom upon Mount Zion, it will surely be a day of dark clouds and gloominess for those who fight against Him. In fact, it shall be "as a dream of a night vision" or as we say today, "their worst nightmare"! (See also Rev. 11:18-19)

Remember what we learned back in chapter 14 concerning Mount Zion? Those who humble themselves, the poor in spirit, and trust in Zion... that the LORD has founded... shall be saved.

Isaiah 14:32
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of His people shall trust in it.
On the other hand, those who fight against Zion, even in the stupor of their ignorance, shall find themselves on the outside of the kingdom looking in, for their covenant with Death will have left their "souls empty" and they will have become spiritually dead men, forming a valley of dry bones indeed! Here is Isaiah's analogy of their spiritual condition:
Isaiah 29:8
It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
They thought they were "eating and drinking" in the presence of the Lord, as we read in Luke 13:26, but the shocking reality is that they were being starved of the truth of His Word and thus they did not survive the great (spiritual) famine and drought of these last days spoken of by Amos the prophet!
Amos 8:11-14
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:
The true "bread of life" and "living water" are the Word of God... which gives life!
[12] And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

[13] In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.

They will stumble and fall in the great apostasy, meaning they will accept and worship as God the one who comes first, i.e. Satan, and sits in the temple of God!
[14] They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.
Samaria means "watch mountain" and was the capital of the northern 10 tribes of the House of Israel. The sin of Samaria is idolatry, false religion, even churchianity symbolized by the worshipping of the golden calves Jeroboam set up in Dan! Again, many of our beloved brothers and sisters believe that they are eating and drinking in the presence of God when in fact they are merely steeped in the religious traditions of churchianity and would rather participate in praise and worship services than study His Word.
Isaiah 29:9
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
What Isaiah is saying is that the people are going to be absolutely astounded when they discover the reality of their spiritual blindness. You "see", they are spiritually drunken, intoxicated with religion, with churchianity, with the idolatrous traditions of men, which is the sin of Samaria! That is the reason they waver and stagger, which means to "err"! If they would simply eat the true bread of life and build a sure foundation in His Word, the Rock of our salvation, they would not stagger nor stumble and fall to their spiritual death in the final day of temptation. Nevertheless, our Father shall allow it to be so in order that they might be chastised and discover their shame and spiritual nakedness and turn back to Him.
[10] For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
The preachers and ministers with all their sheepskins and Degrees of Divinity and Doctorates of Theology, cannot, for example, understand the simplicity of what happened in the garden of Eden. For vanity's sake, they like to make things complex and thus they present the Word of God to the people as being full of mysteries that only they, the learned, can comprehend.

Paul quotes from this verse and reminds us in Romans 11 that God has allowed the "spirit of deep sleep", the spirit of slumber, to befall His children (with the exception of His elect). That is because His children have hardened their hearts and chosen to hold fast to their blind traditions and follow after their blind pastors and ministers who may hold men's doctoral and seminary degrees but have not the key of David (Rev. 3:7) to unlock the sealed visions of the prophets. To wit, not only do most not know nor teach the difference between an Hebrew, an Israelite, and a Jew, they cannot show you where the United States of America, the greatest superpower of all time and leader of the free world, is spoken of in prophecy. Go figure! The fact is that the people of the United States of America and Great Britain and Canada, etc., ARE the so-called "lost" tribes of the House of Israel. If you do not know who the so-called lost 10 tribes of the House of Israel are and where they dwell today, then contact Artisan Publishers at and purchase the little booklet The Abrahamic Covenant, by E. Raymond Capt.) or log unto pamphlets #1064 and #1020 on this web site.

Here is what Paul wrote in Romans 11:

Romans 11:7-10
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Remember Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that the multitudes would be deceived in these last days by the many who "come in the name of Christ", i.e. by the blind Christian ministers and preachers who lead people to follow after the traditions of men. Thus our Father has spoken and so He has allowed it to come to pass in order that His purpose might be fulfilled, that He might "perform a marvellous work among this people (Isa. 29:14)", that though they bow to the false messiah in "ignorance and unbelief (1 Tim. 1:13)" they might obtain mercy and eventually come to "see" the Light. Again and unfortunately, most will not awaken until after the first resurrection has taken place at the return of Christ and therefore they will have to remain "dead" (spiritually) until the great white throne judgment at which time the second resurrection (raising to the status of eternal life) takes place.
[8] (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

[9] And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:

[10] Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

How is that we have come to the point where the majority of our people in this final generation are Biblically ignorant? Hear what Isaiah has to say about it.
Isaiah 29:11
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
Only Jesus Christ, the Word of God, can unlock the seals to your mind (Rev. 5:9). So you can go to all the colleges and seminaries you want and obtain man's PhD's and ThD's and DD's and DVD's (just threw that in to see if you're awake) and collect more alphabet soup to go behind your name than will fit on your impressive silver and gold embossed cards, but if you have not gone to the schoolmaster and studied the law and prophets and sought through the Holy Spirit to rightly divide the Word of truth, then the book remains as sealed to you just as much as it does to the uneducated... only you look much more foolish.

It truly is amazing that the "learned" men who sit in the high places of worship (churches) and the scholars who teach in colleges and universities have so little understanding of our Father's Word. They cannot see the simplicity of His truth! These "learned" men with doctorate degrees, etc., tell you that the Word of God is full of "mysteries" and "hard sayings" because they themselves cannot, or choose not to, understand it.

[12] And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
What a "catch 22" situation this is! Our brothers and sisters are led to believe that one must be "learned" as in have a ThD or PhD or a seminary degree of some sort in order to be able read with understanding the letter their own Father wrote to them. So you might say that our people are caught between a little "rock" and a hard place, but the fact is they simply do not hunger and thirst for His Word. You "see", He has PROMISED that if you will draw near unto Him (through His Word) then He will draw near to you (James 4:8)! But our people draw near to Him with their mouths, i.e. they sing praises and worship Him in church and say "Amen" on cue, but all they know about our Father and His love is what they have heard from their preachers who teach the traditions of men!

Nevertheless, they are still God's children and although they are blind and ignorant of His Word He still loves them very much, as any parent would his or her own, right? And any loving father can relate to the fact that it "pains" the heart greatly to have to punish or chastise his children! But chastise them He must, BECAUSE He loves them dearly and wants them to learn the error of their ways and return to Him and listen to Him. So there you have it. That's why our Father chastises His children... because He loves them!

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
In a sense salvation is chastisement or is at least brought about through chastisement, for though it might be a painful teacher it teaches children to willfully stay out of trouble and thus steers them in the right path!
[7] If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
By the way, Paul did not teach some new thing! It was already written:
Proverbs 3:12
For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Isaiah continues:
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 toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Our people love to go to church and sit in pews or sit in front of the TV and listen to men preach their traditions. Too bad they do not love to study His Word... to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His Voice. Did you know that Christ quoted this verse from Isaiah 29:13 when He was addressing the hypocritical religious leaders of His day?
Matthew 15:8-9
  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

[9] But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

How is it that their hearts (minds) are removed far from Him? It is really quite simple. They just do not know His Word. They have been fed milk all their adult Christian lives according as Paul declares in Heb. 5. Therefore, all that most of our people know about the fear (reverence, i.e. love) of God is what they have been taught from the traditions of men, which are pre-conceived, pre-impregnated ideas!

Yet even so, they are still without excuse of basic understanding because even nature itself teaches that we must go through the night, the appointed time of darkness, before the light begins to dawn! That's right, the night comes first, "And the evening and the morning were the first day". Unfortunately, it seems that most men must first go through a storm before they can appreciate the beautiful sunshine. Nevertheless, that which "seems" grievous, even His chastisement of the great spiritual tribulation of the king of Babylon in these last days, shall yield fruit...even the peaceable fruit of righteousness...unto them which bare the chastisement.

To that end, every one of the prophets of God who have foretold us of the captivity and the tribulations and the famines and the pestilences to befall our people have also given us the GOOD NEWS of the promise of His salvation and the restoration of His people when the kingdom of God is established upon Mt. Zion. The plan is written! The end has been declared from the beginning! "Great and marvellous are His Works", indeed (Deut, Rev. 15:3)!

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
It is the "wisdom" of their wise men and the "understanding" of their prudent that causes the people to accept and worship the false messiah in the first place! What a day it will be when the Consuming Fire suddenly flashes and all their "wisdom" and "understanding" go up in smoke.
1 Cor. 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

[19] For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

[20] Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

True wisdom and understanding comes from God's Word and from following His ways. Are you one of the wise or will you fall with the foolish?
Hosea 14:9
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

You can either believe it... or learn it the hard way!

When a person finds himself in deep trouble or in grave danger, e.g. he finds himself hanging upside down in a well, that person will swiftly to turn to God for help. No problem! However, and as is far too often the case, when a person is "fat and happy", such as when he or she has a good paying job with health benefits and a nice 401K backup and perhaps possesses a nice home with two cars in the garage, that same person will likely find little time to give thanks to God and even less time to study His Word. And so it is that the greater tribulation, the greater testing of one's love for God, is not during the time of war when a man is crouched in a fox-hole with bullets flying over his head, but rather during the time of peace and prosperity when goods and services are flowing his way.

And so it is written in the Song of Moses (Deut. 32) concerning these last days that our people would be "waxen fat" and because they are "rich and increased with goods" they would begin to forsake God, to forsake His Word, and lightly esteem the Rock of our Salvation.

Deut. 32:15
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
"Jeshurun" is a symbolic name for Israel in her prosperity. Of course one must know where the true House of Israel (not Judah) resides in these last days.  If you do not know who the so-called lost 10 tribes of the House of Israel are and where they dwell today, then contact Artisan Publishers at and purchase the little booklet The Abrahamic Covenant, by E. Raymond Capt.) or log unto pamphlets #1064 and #1020 on this web site.
Deut. 32:18
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
And so it has come to pass that many of our people have become unmindful of the Rock, and their hearts are now far removed from Him (Isa. 29:13), and they have forgotten the Creator, the one who formed us, the one from whom all our blessings flow. Few there are who recognize that our bountiful blessings flow not because of our greatness nor because of the works of our hands, but rather because of God's immutable promise of national wealth and greatness that He made to Abraham, and confirmed in Isaac and Jacob, concerning his seed.

That brings us to where we left off earlier when we learned that our people have become spiritually drunken and they stagger about in spiritual darkness because their hearts (minds) are far removed from God (Isa. 29:13)... even from the Word of God. We learned that it is because they do not have the desire in their hearts to study His Word that "the LORD has poured out upon them the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed their eyes".

Isaiah 29:9
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. [10] For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Yes, our people are spiritually drunken, even intoxicated with false religion, with churchianity, with the idolatrous traditions of men which is the sin of Samaria! That is the reason they waver and stagger, meaning they do "err"! If they would only eat the true bread of life and drink the pure living water from the fountain of truth whereby they could build up a sure foundation in His Word, the Rock of our salvation, they would not stagger nor stumble and fall to their spiritual death during the great tribulation of these last days. Therefore, our Father has allowed deception and the spirit of slumber to come upon them in order that they might be chastised. Then, when Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump and lifts the veil from their eyes, after discovering their shame and spiritual nakedness, they shall turn back to Him.

Remember also that Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that the multitudes would be deceived in these last days by the many who "come in the name of Christ", i.e. by the blind Christian ministers and preachers who lead people to follow after the traditions of men. He has thus allowed the deception to come to pass in order that His purpose might be fulfilled, that He might "perform a marvellous work among this people (Isa. 29:14)", that though they bow to the false messiah in "ignorance and unbelief (1 Tim. 1:13)" they might obtain mercy and eventually come to "see" the Light.

The point is that our loving Father's plan of salvation is coming to pass exactly as it is written. That spirit of slumber is part of His plan for it shall be a recompense unto them (Rom. 11:9). In other words, it shall cause His children to reap the consequences of allowing themselves to be drawn away from His Word... of allowing their hearts to be far removed from Him. The good news is, and what we are going to learn in the remainder of this 29th chapter, is that following the reign of Satan as the false messiah, the LORD shall remove the spirit of slumber He placed upon our people. Then shall they come to understand His love for them and then they shall turn their hearts to Him. So let us be wise in understanding our Father's wonderful plan and never, never, think that He has cast away, as in "written off", His people! Romans 11:1, "I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid...".

And now a word of warning to those who take advantage of God's children.

Isaiah 29:15
Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
This speaks not only of the hidden children, the children of darkness (kenites) who have taken control of the Four Hidden Dynasties of Politics, Economics, Education, and Religion, and who lie awake devising iniquitous ways to rip off God's people, but also to those ministers and preachers who teach the vain traditions of men after the imaginations of their own hearts (minds). Ezekiel addressed this latter matter:
Ezekiel 8:12
Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
Our people not only cannot see how the children of darkness have usurped the four hidden dynasties and ride upon those four horses (powers) of Revelation 6, they especially cannot "see" that their churches are filled with the leaven of the scribes and Pharisees and their spiritual leaders follow after the vain (empty) traditions of men which make void the Word of God. Mark 7:7 "Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

One thing is for sure though! Those who "seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD" may think that no one sees them and that their works are hidden in the dark, but rest assured our Father has "night vision" and He sees clearly what is going on. Not only that, He keeps complete and accurate records (books)! Then too, His servants in these last days, the sons and daughters of Acts chapter two who are the brothers and sisters of the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna, also know who the children of darkness are, even those liars who claim to be God's chosen people and of our brother Judah... but are not (Rev. 2:9 & 3:9).

Nevertheless, the good news is that soon, according to His purpose and His time frame, God is going to bring an end to the upside-down, unholy systems of religion, politics, education, and economics set up by the children of darkness. That shall happen at the sound of 7th Trump when the New World Order is smashed to smithereens by that Stone cut out without hands (Dan. 2:45). It is written... and so shall it come to pass.

Isaiah 29:16
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
We are the clay! We are even made from clay and our Father is the potter. The clay cannot be the potter nor tell the potter what do with the clay, for the clay does not make the pot... the potter does. How absurd it is for those gumbies who have vain imaginations, who are void of wisdom and thus empty headed indeed, who would put themselves before God or say that there is no plan of the Creator being worked out here below. Again, our Father knows exactly what He is doing with the clay. And His children, the work of His hands, will ultimately love Him for what He has done, even for His chastisement. Let's jump ahead to the 23rd verse and see the outcome of His wondrous plan:
Isaiah 29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
That glorious day is soon coming when Jesus Christ shall wash the clay from the eyes of His children who are blind and they shall "see" His glory and the land shall once again become a fruitful place!
Isaiah 29:17
Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
God's children are likened unto cedars of Lebanon because these trees have roots as deep as the tree is tall and cannot be easily shaken by the wind. However, spiritually speaking, with the exception of God's elect in these last days, Lebanon has become a wilderness, a spiritually desolate place. But at the sound of the 7th Trump when the Prince of Peace returns to this earth, Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, even a lush green (living) forest!

In other words, God's children will not always remain deaf and blind, without ears to hear or eyes to see, for the LORD shall one day remove the spirit the slumber He has placed upon His people. Again, He has not cast away His people for in due time there will be no more blindness and darkness among us. Even so, know that it shall yet become much darker before the dawn of that new age when Christ returns in that day.

[18] And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
In that day, the spiritually blind are going to be awakened indeed and the once deaf are going to "hear" the words of the book! You "see", it is Jesus Christ, the Word of God, that heals the blind and the deaf. That means that if you humbly go to Him, to His Word, with the desire in your heart to know Him, He will open your eyes and ears and you can enter into this glorious day of rest even now!
[19] The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
The meek and the poor, i.e. those who are humble before God, can increase their joy now and rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Matthew 5:5, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:3, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
[20] For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
As it is written in Isaiah 14 and Rev. 20:2, the "terrible one", who is Satan, shall be brought down low and bound in the pit for a thousand years during the Millennium. At the same time, Christ's rod of iron, wielded by the saints of the most high God (Rev. 2:26-27), shall crush liberalism and the social agendas of the scoffers and scorners who walk in darkness after their own lusts saying "no one sees us" and "nothing is going to happen", as in there is not going to be any return of Christ!
2 Peter 3:3-4
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

[4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

And as for those children of darkness who lie awake at night devising ways to rip off God's children, i.e. "watching for iniquity", they are surely in for a "rude awakening" and a "cutting off" in that day! Woe!

Here is the Hebrew definition of the word "watch" in vs. 20 from Strong's Concordance:

watch, shaqad, shaw-kad', Hebrew 8245; a primitive root; to be alert, i.e. sleepless; hence to be on the lookout (whether for good or ill) :- hasten, remain, wake, watch (for).
Isaiah 29:21
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
This verse is profound indeed in that it cuts right to core of the problem and exposes Satan's motif and that of those who follow his iniquitous and corrupt ways. First of all, the Hebrew word for "man" in this verse is not "ish" but rather "adam", and the word for "offender" is "chata" which most often is translated "sin" or "sinned". You will find this "chata" in Ezekiel 28:16 used to describe what Satan did in the first age, which was to draw 1/3 of God's children (Rev. 12:4) away from the mercy seat of truth and justice. (By the way, the "gate" in verse 21 is where the courts of justice were held and one who "reproves in the gate" is one who argues a just cause.)

Here is what is written concerning Satan, the king of Tyrus, in the first earth age:

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.
Again, the word "sinned" here is "chata", the causative meaning of which is to "lead astray" or to "make an offender"!
sinned, chat*a', khaw-taw', Hebrew 2398; a primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figurative and general) to sin; by inferance to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causative) lead astray, condemn :- bear the blame, cleanse, commit [sin], by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend (-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin (-ful, -ness), trespass.
Those who have eyes to see can see this happening on a grand scale today in both the mainstream media and in the courtrooms (the gates). Truth and Justice are being twisted and perverted by rogue judges and their iniquitous decisions are proclaimed and promoted by educators, actors, and the willing liberal media. On the other hand, those who do seek to uphold justice, especially those who continue to recognize God and uphold our Christian heritage, are quickly castigated by the mainstream press... which as you should know is controlled by the kenites, those who "watch for iniquity".

And so it is that many of our people (adam) are led astray and thus made offenders of God's Word by the same corruption of truth and justice that led to the destruction of the first earth age, the "world that then was" spoken of by Peter (2 Pet. 3:6) when God knocked this earth off its perfect upright axis* and out of its perfect orbit and "the earth became void and without form (Gen. 1:2)". Void and without form is "tohu va bohu" in Hebrew which means utterly waste and desolate. You might find it interesting that the word "nought" in verse 21 is also "tohu". You "see", it is abominable one, the terrible one, even Satan as the false-christ, who is the "desolator" and thus brings things to "nought"!

nought = tohuw, to'-hoo, Hebrew 8414; from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figurative a worthless thing; adverbial in vain :- confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
Nevertheless, always remember that we have the victory in Christ, the Rock of our salvation, the one who redeemed us and brought us out of the house of bondage (Ex. 20:2). Therefore let us never be ashamed to trust in the Creator, the Lord our God, the Holy One of Israel, or to take a stand and pledge our allegiance to the flag (standard) of the United States of America as "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all"!
Isaiah 29:22
Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
The time is coming when all that is iniquitous shall be consumed by the brightness of His coming. The fire of His truth shall consume the evil rudiments and works of those who hide in the dark. 2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [evil rudiments] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Then shall Israel be blind no more and she shall be restored to her glory on Mount Zion and the people shall fear, which is to love and revere, the God of Israel who grants us certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

[23] But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
This is the outcome, the end result, of "the marvelous work" that our Father shall do among His people. His children shall turn from their idolatrous love fest with the false messiah and turn their hearts and minds back to their Father and His ways (His Word), for they will love Him dearly for what He has done for them. How precious is the love and the perfect plan of salvation of our God.
[24] They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
Remember that the spirit of slumber (Romans 11:8) shall be removed and Lebanon shall become a fruitful place (Isa. 29:17) for as it is written concerning the Millennium, God's elect, the Zadok, shall teach His now Biblically challenged people the difference between the holy and profane, between the true Christ and the instead-of-Christ (Satan), and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Not only that, His elect shall execute righteous judgment, which means they shall judge according to the laws and statutes of God's Word. Here is your documentation:
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 "they" who shall teach are the Zadok, meaning the "just ones", of verse 15.
[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.
And so it is that throughout the Millennium both Truth and Justice shall flow like mighty rivers from beneath the throne in Mount Zion. Of course that always has been and even now is our Father's desire. As it is written in Amos 5:23-24, He does not want lip-service and token religious sacrifice from His children. He wants their love (Hos. 6:6), for them to love Him enough to uphold His Word in order that Truth and Justice might flow throughout our land. Of course for that to happen, we must put a stop to what is happening in the gates and once again adhere to God's laws and statutes. Otherwise we shall be led astray by the children of darkness, even as we already are being led astray, and shall end up a spiritual wilderness, a valley of spiritually dry bones in which there is no life. Here is your documentation concerning our Father's desire for truth and justice to flow throughout the land:
Amos 5:21-24
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
[22] Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
[23] Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

[24] But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Only by loving God, by not lightly esteeming the Rock of our salvation, but rather by adhering to the laws and statutes contained in His Word, those same laws and statutes upon which this nation was founded, can we maintain a free society in which there is truth and justice for all.

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above

*Note: It is evident that God literally knocked this earth off of its axis and out of its perfect orbit, because He created it perfect to begin with. We also know from the discoveries of frozen mammoths in the Tundra, etc., which were found with buttercups in their mouths, that this old earth was once a lush green "fruitful place" from the Arctic to the Antarctic. But now it tilts on its axis and it wobbles as it spins which is why magnetic north and true north do not perfectly align and we are left with a Magnetic Declination, as anyone who knows how to use a compass will tell you.

The axis of the dipole is offset from the axis of the Earth's rotation by approximately 11 degrees. This means that the north and south geographic poles and the north and south magnetic poles are not located in the same place.

Declination is simply the difference in degrees from Magnetic north and True relative north to your position. True NORTH (north & south poles) are the axis of the earth. The north and south poles are the starting and ending point of longitudinal lines that segment the earth.

Because of this declination we also have what is called the "jet stream" which produces weather patterns and storms upon the earth that were not present in the once peaceful "world that then was". But our Father has promised us that the earth will someday be restored and there will be a new heaven and a new earth age not to be compared to this present one, the second one. The Three Earth Ages are actually spoken of by Peter in 2 Peter chapter 3. They are: 1.) the prehistoric age of the world that then was, 2.) the present one that we are in now, and 3.) the one to come following the Millennium, which is the eternal age.

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