This message is
intended to spark your interest in reading Isaiah
Chapter 17 carefully in light of the importance it
appears to have for anyone interested in knowing the
events of the seven year Tribulation period. The
information provided here is for general
consideration, for your use, given all other
information on this subject.
From Lyn Mize’s
Firstfruits web site (www.ffruits.org), the
following information is given as an exegesis of
Isaiah Chapter 17. Isaiah 17 describes events during
the 7 years of Tribulation. In Semitic style, an
overview is given first, followed by the details.
The meaning for us
appears to be that the next big event we can
expect, that will end the age of Grace, is the
destruction of Damascus, followed shortly
thereafter by the Firstfruits rapture of the
Overview of Isaiah
Isaiah 17:1 The city
of Damascus is destroyed, probably by a nuclear
Isaiah 17:2 Northern
Jordan and Aroer flee from the radioactive dust
Isaiah 17:3 The
Firstfruits rapture of the Church takes place.
Isaiah 17:4 The last
3.5 yrs of Tribulation are time of Jacob’s Trouble.
Isaiah 17:5 The Main
Harvest rapture happens at mid-Tribulation.
Isaiah 17:6 Those
left behind after the Main Harvest rapture.
What Happens to the
Isaiah 17:7 Damascus
destroyed, Firstfruits rapture, Christians left
attend to spiritual matters.
Isaiah 17:8 Church
turns away from pagan rituals and celebrations.
Isaiah 17:9 Church
denominational organizations fall apart.
What Happens to Jews
Isaiah 17:10 Israel
produces agricultural crops from deserts.
Isaiah 17:11 Israel
is ruin in last 3.5 yrs of Tribulation.
What Happens to
Gentiles use nuclear weapons and cause great harm to
Isaiah 17:13 Gentile
nations face God’s rebuke.
Gentiles nations are destroyed by God’s wrath.
The next two
chapters in Isaiah are also about the Tribulation.
Isaiah 18: America
in the Tribulation
Isaiah 19: Egypt in