Isaiah 17:12-14. “Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters: The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold, at eveningtide trouble: and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.”
These verses have an end-times fulfillment because:
1.The picture is of the gathering of many nations against Israel
2. It will be at the time when God will rebuke them and fight for Israel. This could not be the time spoken of in previous verses, when God sends judgment on Israel. This is more the judgment of God upon the many nations gathered against Israel, as pictured in Ezek. 38-39; Joel 3; Zech. 14; Rev. 19.
3. The mighty armies of the nations will flee like chaff and rolling things before a whirlwind (Is. 13:14)
4. During the battle of Armageddon, on the day when Christ comes to earth, is the only time in the future when, as predicted, the night will be as light as day in order to provide time enough to destroy such great armies that will be gathered against Jerusalem and the Jews. The whole night will be like it was in Joshua’s long day (Josh. 10:13-14). Zechariah plainly predicts that at evening time when it should be getting dark, as on ordinary days, it will become light (Zech. 14:1-8) and here it reveals how long this light will continue-a full night, for by morning the fleeing armies will be destroyed. Such will be the judgment or “portion of them that spoil us.”–Israel.