Armageddon

Isaiah 29:3-6. “And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and they 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.  “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. 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.”

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This is an Armageddon prophecy. This is the only time in history, when  Jerusalem is under siege, when the city will  be taken, the houses rifled, the women ravished, and half the city captured (Zech 14). That it has a latter day fulfillment is clear from the fact that the invaders would be destroyed by thunder, earthquake,  great noise, storm, tempest, and devouring fire (v. 5-6). This did not happen when Assyria invaded Judah and surrounded Jerusalem. At that time, an angel killed 185,000 men with a sword, but not by these other means. Neither did these things happen when Babylon (2 Kings 25) and Rome destroyed the city (Luke 23:20-24). It is definitely stated in Ezek. 38: 17-23  that the Lord will destroy Antichrist’s armies at Armageddon with a great earthquake, pestilence, blood, overflowing rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. In 2 Thess. 1:7-10, flaming fire is mentioned as destroying the wicked at this time: and in Rev. 16: 17-21 a great earthquakes is referred to as destroying many at the same time. There is no time in history or in prophecy that v. 5-6 has been or will be fulfilled other that at Armageddon.

At Armageddon and even 1260 days before this, Jerusalem will be taken over by Antichrist; and Israel will be brought low in the dust of defeat: as predicted here (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15-22; 2 Thess. 2:1-4; Rev. 12:13).

Speaking out of the ground, whispering out of the dust, are both symbolic of the complete humiliation and destruction of Jerusalem. Total defeat, total humiliation.

But hope is never completely gone.

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