Even to the Neck

Isaiah 8:8. “And he shall pass through Judah: he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck: and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.”

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Here’s another clear map of the geographical situation during this time of Isaiah’s prophecies.  The Assyrian Empire hovers there above Aram/Syria and Israel/Ephraim like a lion watching its prey. Judah sits below Israel, believing the pact they have made with Assyria will protect them.

Our verse today, however, makes it clear that Assyria will sweep over Judah as well as Israel like a river overflowing its banks. The interesting little  phrase, though that indicates the destruction will not be complete or forever is even to the neck.  Just as God is going to protect Israel in today’s attempt to utterly destroy it, so God protected Israel in Isaiah’s time.  Why?  the last two words of the verse tell the reason:  O Immanuel.

The land belonged to Immanuel then, and it still does now.  The UN and world leaders can make all the laws they want about Israel. The fact is, Israel is in for some terrible times–again! We are gradually seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy that all the world, including Obama’s America, will turn against Israel.  But Obama can’t rule God, and his word will not be the final pronouncement over this land that he hates.  Just as God preserved the land in Isaiah’s day, so will He preserve it again. Those who hate Israel today are going to be screaming in fury when God finally restores Israel to being the center of world government during the Millenial Kingdom.

Obama has a few more days to do as much damage as he can.  Don’t worry.  He’s just a grain of sand in God’s sandal. Insignificant and easily brushed off.  We’re seeing prophecy fulfilled.  It’s exciting!

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