The Spoiler

Isaiah 33:1. “Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled: and dealest treacherously, and they  dealt not treacherously with thee: when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make and end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.”

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I am reminded of Galatians 6:7. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Commentators usually associate this spoiler with the king of Assyria, who was paid to help Judah, and who then turned on the kingdom to destroy the Jews; but the passage more particularly refers to  the future Assyrian, the Antichrist (14:25; 30:31; 31:8; Micah 5:5-6). He will make a 7-year covenant with the Jews, then break it in the middle of the 7 years and become the  greatest  spoiler of Israel in history or prophecy (Dan.9:27; Matt. 24:15-22). He  will deal treacherously with the Jews, and then, when it is time for him to cease, he will be dealt with likewise, and will be destroyed (v.1).

We cannot hope to rebel against God and escape the consequences.

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