October 15, 2010
Dear John Tng and faithful Doves,
Re: RON REESE’S RAPTURE/SUDDEN DESTRUCTION POSTS (RESPONSE ARTICLE #5)
The following excerpt starts from page 22 of my Emmaus Road Ministries Newsletter written in November, 2002 titled: World War III and the Destiny of America—Is it mentioned in the Bible? This commentary on the seven (7) verses of
Isaiah Chapter 18describe for you why this chapter is a prophecy about the America. It is unmistakable.
The total sudden destruction of End-time Babylon (America), as described in
Isaiah Chapters 13, 18, 19, 21, 47; Jeremiah Chapters 50and 51; and Revelation Chapter 18, is summarized and prepared for your review in my America The Babylon Mini Prophecy Bible, color-coded in NIV text, with this companion booklet World War III and the Destiny of America.)
ISAIAH 18:1-7(USA IN PROPHECY)
(The Scofield Reference Bible inserts this comment at the head of this chapter. “The woe of the land beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, in the day of the regathering of Israel. Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948 and was recognized by the United Nations 1 year later May 14, 1949.)
(The NIV Study Bible inserts at the head of this chapter: A PROPHECY AGAINST CUSH. (Cush was the father of Nimrod, Who became a mighty hunter before (or against) the Lord, a “Mighty One”, a giant, one of the nephilim or gibborim; and, he was the first to build Babylon as a center of his kingdom (
Gen 10:8-10). Ocultists believe that Cush (or Hermes) was the father of this idolatrous Babylonian ruler-god, Nimrod. New age teacher H.P. Blavatsky, founder of Theosophy, identified the Maitreya “Christ”—New Age Messiah to be the same figure as this Cush).
(Also, “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” has been encoded and repeated in the 7 verses of
Isaiah Chapter 18in ELS (Equal Letter Sequence) in the original Hebrew Text, according to Yacov Rambsel, Jewish Rabbi, who pioneered the discovery of ELS Bible Codes in the Hebrew Texts. This is irrefutable proof that Isaiah Chapter 18is addressed to America!
Isaiah 18:1(NIV) Woe to the land of whirring wings (or shadowing with wings) beyond the rivers of Cush,
(The emblem of the
is the bald eagle with extended “shadowing wings”. Also, the United States is all about airplanes “whirring wings” from the Wright Brothers, who invented the airplane, to the terrorist tragedy of 9/11 when jet planes were crashed into the United States in World Trade Center Towers . Since all Bible geography is referred to in relation to the promised land of Israel, this is depicting a message of “woe” to a far country which is “beyond...Ethiopia” and which is overseas from the land of Israel. This alone eliminates all nations of Europe, Asia, and Africa, for any of these could be reached by way of land routes from the land of Israel. “The nation,” therefore, to whom this message is addressed is to be “a land shadowing (whirring) with wings” which is beyond the land routes and which “sendeth ambassadors by the sea. New York City
has been notably a free country sending many ambassadors to virtually every country in the world, ever seeking to negotiate and to communicate officially through the ambassadors of our State Department. This is another confirmation. United States Jer 50:12states: Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost (or youngest) of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. Having England for a mother since July 4, 1776, the USA is certainly one of the youngest nations. Is it not PROPHETICALLY STRANGE that Mr Tony Blair of England is George W. Bush’s closest Ally in the new War on Terrorism and Iraq. Jer 51:23states: How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is among the nations! Babylon Jer 51:44states...The nations will no longer stream to him. And the wall of will fall. With the United Nations headquarters in New York City, all the nations of the world do STREAM TO UNCLE SAM.) Babylon
Isaiah 18:2aWhich sends envoys by sea (even) in papyrus boats over the water.
(Please remember that from the earliest history of America, we traded with, fought with, and made treaties with, the native American Indian nations, who in turn sent their ambassadors by sea (inland rivers and lakes) to our capitol city of Washington D.C. Scholars agree that the plant called “bulrush” in many English versions of the Bible is the Papyrus. The stem of this tall reed-like plant was used in making sea-going boats, not unlike the canoes and boats built and used by the native American Indians and Colonial Americans. The Septuagint quotes verse 18:2 as follows: “He sends messengers by sea, and paper letters on the water”.)
Isaiah 18:2bGo, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers.
(I believe that the swift messengers are the Holy Angels that the Son of Man will send out at the end of the age.) The KJV of
Isa 18:2reads: ...a people terrible from their beginning hitherto...From the signing for the declaration of in 1776 until the present date, the Independence has never lost a declared war. It proclaimed its independence from England and then defeated that country in the Revolutionary War. One of its early flags bore the ensign “Don’t Tread On Me” and this nation has never been subject to any other nation from that day to this. It is, indeed, “a nation terrible (tenacious) from its beginning hitherto.”) United States
Isaiah 18:3All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner (flag) is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it.
Isa 13:2New Living Translation: See the flags waving as the enemy attacks. Cheer them on, O Israel! Wave to them as they march against Babylon to destroy the palaces of the high and mighty. I, the LORD, have assigned this task to these armies, and they will rejoice when I am exalted. I have called them to satisfy my anger. (Have you noticed all the flags waving in since 9/11?) Read all of America Isaiah Chapter 13. You will see nuclear war coming. Verse 19states: Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians’ pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.)
Isaiah 18:4This is what the LORD says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” (The Septuagint quotes verse 18:4 as follows: “For thus says the Lord to me, there shall be security in my city (Jerusalem), as the light of noon-day heat, and it shall be as a cloud of dew in the day of harvest”. Please notice that this great preemptive destruction of Endtime Babylon/America is about the security of Jerusalem!!!)
Isaiah 18:5For before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the shoots with pruning knives, and cut down and take away the spreading branches.
(Please notice that the great judgment and destruction come on Endtime Babylon/America before the harvest. The “harvest” is the end of the age, e.g., the 7-Year Great Tribulation Period. Since the Rapture is clearly described in
Isaiah 18:7, this is absolute proof that the rapture is Pre-Tribulation! Please reread carefully Matt 13:36-43(above)—The Parable of the Weeds Explained and Rev 14:14-20(above).
Isaiah 18:6They will all be left to the mountain birds of prey and to the wild animals; the birds will feed on them all summer, the wild animals all winter.
Isaiah 18:7At that time gifts will be brought to the LORD Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers—the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the LORD. (Remember the great old Hymn “We’re marching to Zion—The Beautiful City of God”! Also, in this verse Isa 18:7the Septuagint says:…“the Mount Sion”.)(Purple signifies the Rapture).
[What are the gifts mentioned here? I believe that the gifts mentioned here are the most valuable and precious treasures that God has on planet Earth, his saints (the bride of Christ). Jesus is the bridegroom. His father will say to him, Son, go and get your bride and bring her (the resurrected and raptured saints) to the great marriage supper of the Lamb.
Rev 18:4...”Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues. Jer 51:45...”Come out” of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the Lord. Rev 19:7...For the wedding of the lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. vs 8) Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) vs 9) Then the angel said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”]
Please click on the below link to the PDF FILE of World War III and the Destiny of America—Is it Mentioned in the Bible.
Harvey Troyer (YBIC)
Emmaus Road Ministries