In 2007, I became
totally immersed in Isaiah 18. In fact this
group of prophecies, which tells us of the
destruction of Damascus in Isaiah 17 , and Egypt in
Isaiah 19, with what I feel is America's demise
sandwiched in between, in Isaiah 18.
I say immersed, because I
commited the entire chapter to memory. I could just
about recite it backwards. I even painted a mural of
the graphic descriptions found in the 7 verses, on a
small card table, with the words of the prophecy
spiraling around the edge of the table.
I ate and breathed this
chapter for months.
I don't claim to understand
all of its cryptic message, and I do appreciate your
comments and insight. The seven verses continue
to intrigue me to this day.
Please allow me to offer a
to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond
the rivers of Ethiopia:
is the most heavily air trafficked country in
the world. Go to any map of world Airline
routes, and you will see. Jets like great birds
cover our skies, and shadow our land.
" Beyond the
rivers of Ethiopia" I believe , is
an expression, meaning far far away. Imagine
yourself in Isaiah's day, even thinking of a
country on an unknown continent , many
thousands of miles away.
sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in
vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying,
Go, ye swift messengers, No nation in the world has sent out
ambassadors like America, especially in the
last 100 years. "Shuttle diplomacy" was
coined by American media.Remember Condoleeza
Rice, in 2008 ?
to a nation
scattered and peeled, Another intrepretation says tall ,
blond and bronzed . In 1992, I lived in
Spain. The most popular TV program in the
world was " Bay Watch ", with David
Hasselhoff, and a host of beautiful women,
running down the beach in slow motion. It
was viewed by over 900 million people world
wide each week. It was the symbol of America
to the world.
to a people terrible
from their beginning hitherto; In our inception, we declared our
independance, 1776, and we whipped the
Worlds Super Power, The British.
nation meted out and trodden down, whose land
the rivers have spoiled! A land circuited by rivers. The mighty
Mississippi, and all it's tributaries formed
a grand interstate highway system,
unsurpassed by any nation on earth.
inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on
the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an
ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth
a trumpet, hear ye. A future war in the Golan Heights ?
Perhaps Ps 83, or Ezekiel 38-39? With
America involved, or sitting in ashes
so the LORD said unto me, I will take my
rest, and I will consider in my dwelling
place like a clear heat upon herbs, and
like a cloud of dew in the heat of
harvest. The Lord will sit
and observe, while all these events
unfold. The people of the earth will
think He is ambivalent. Nuclear War ?
Summer season ?
afore the harvest, when the bud is
perfect, and the sour grape is ripening
in the flower, he shall both cut off the
sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away
and cut down the branches.
shall be left together unto the fowls
of the mountains, and to the beasts of
the earth: and the fowls shall summer
upon them, and all the beasts of the
earth shall winter upon them. Now I tend to agree
with some of your intrepretation of
last days events and the harvest of
souls, and possibly the ravished
victims of all the destruction.
that time shall the present be
brought unto the LORD of hosts of a
people scattered and peeled, and
from a people terrible from their
beginning hitherto; a nation meted
out and trodden under foot, whose
land the rivers have spoiled, to the
place of the name of the LORD of
hosts, the mount Zion. This last days
people, America ? will bring
some kind of present to the people
of Israel . A godly
remmnant, will rise from the
devastation of war, and perhaps
contribute to the building of the
3rd Temple. Maybe the present will
be gold ? I can only speculate.
Again, this is my intrepretation,
and I do appreciate your post. I
could write much more on this
chapter, but time and space does
not allow it.