John and Doves,
[is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments
from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel,
travelling in the greatness of his strength? 'I
that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.'
Much has been written of the
children of Israel fleeing to the eastern wilderness, to
find refuge in the ancient fortress of Petra. In fact, Petra is
in the same location as Bozrah and Kadesh-Barnea.
meaning of Bozrah is sheep pen. The sheep
expect to see their Shepherd on a regular basis,
even if He is looking for a lost lamb.
As it turns out, true Israel will meet up
with our LORD in Petra.
"He will feed
his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in
his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will
gently lead the mother sheep with their young."
Now, Isaiah 63:1 maps onto the 63rd book
of the Bible, 2 John.
many things to write unto you, I would not [write]
with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and
speak face to face,
that our joy may be full."
2 John 12
"That our joy may be
full" is a remez to the
Song of Songs.
the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my
beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon
the mountains of Bether."
Song of Songs 2:17
This, in turn, is a pointer to both
Joel and Zechariah.
"I will also
gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat,
and will plead with them there for my people and [for]
my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the
nations, and parted my land."
multitudes in the valley of
decision: for the day of the LORD [is]
near in the valley of decision.
"The sun and
the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw
also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from
Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake:
but the LORD [will be] the
hope of his people, and the strength of the children
And his feet
shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which
[is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in
the midst thereof toward the east and toward the
west, [and there shall be] a very great
valley; and half of the
mountain shall remove toward the north,
and half of it toward the
These things I write so that you know that
the LORD has fully
invested the honor of His Name to the fact that He
is coming again. This
time, He will judge the nations in the newly formed Valley
of Jehoshaphat [Joel 3:2], which will lie between the
mountains of Bether [Songs 2:17, Zechariah 14:4].
The Valley of Jehoshaphat is same as the Valley of
Decision [Joel 3:14].
Second Coming is as sure as His Name--"YHWH saves."
It is written,
before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your
name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all
the honor of your name."
God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name:
"That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of [things] in heaven, and
[things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
"And [that] every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the
Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi
[Blessed be the Name, "The LORD
(YHWH) is my Shepherd."],