Servants to their Captives

Isaiah 14:2. ” And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.”

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The Gentiles who survive God’s judgment will help Israel to return to her own country, and will remain there themselves as servants  in the households of those who were once taken captive by their oppressors.

What an inflammatory prophecy this must be for those who hate Israel, wanting nothing more than to wipe that nation from the face of the earth and from the annals of history.  That hatred has existed since Abraham and Sarah thought they needed to help God fulfill His promise to them:  Sarah gave her maid to Abraham, and Ishmael was born. He was NOT the son of the promise.  Half-brother to Isaac, who was younger, Ishmael became the father of what we now identify as the  Arabian races. The enmity between Isaac’s seed, the Jews, and Ishmael’s seed, the Arabs, has never been resolved.

When we decide that God needs a little nudge, that we can help Him fulfill His plans, we always mess it up. We need to learn to let God be God.

It will be resolved, though, when Jesus comes to establish His kingdom for 1000 years. There will finally be peace in the Middle East.  Peace will not exist because of diplomacy or any man-made treaties, but because Jesus will reign.

It will be a totalitarian government.

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