kjv@Isaiah:2:1@ The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
kjv@Isaiah:2:2@ And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
kjv@Isaiah:2:3@ And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
kjv@Isaiah:2:4@ And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
kjv@Isaiah:2:5@ O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
kjv@Isaiah:2:6@ Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
kjv@Isaiah:2:7@ Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
kjv@Isaiah:2:8@ Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
kjv@Isaiah:2:9@ And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
kjv@Isaiah:2:10@ Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
kjv@Isaiah:2:11@ The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
kjv@Isaiah:2:12@ For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
kjv@Isaiah:2:13@ And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
kjv@Isaiah:2:14@ And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
The day of the LORD is a terrible day especially for the lofty of men. Peace activists quote the "swords into plowshares" but, do not realize the terrible fierceness with which He does that, how the earth is shaken and men crawl into caves and cracks in the rock.
The Lord does not do anything this serious without serious reason. He does not do without first making known the consequence and the transgression. There is a iniquity deep at heart. It is an iniquity that is of the type that cannot be purged even with this serious action except by death. Notice that they will be purged however. God has not given them up.
This is an unimaginable time. To see everything broken down and laid to waste. To fear the next thing whatever it is to happen. To know what is was before and have none of that. All because of sin, the breaking of the eternal covenant, going about our lives completely void. This time may be a revelation of our inward selves, our spiritual habitat, our relationship with our creator; desolate, wasted, rotting and decayed.
I can't help but think that we have minimized sin to such a point where these actions of God seem extreme instead of thinking of them as faithful and true. That He would have to do all of this and to this extent should tell us everything that we need to know about this sin nature. By the time that we are delivered through and out of this present truth there is a tremendous new life. Death will be gone, tears wiped away, rebuke shall be lifted, a feast partaken of.
It is by the grace of God that we have everything that we have today. What if that is taken back or diminished? It would seem like a cruel punishment to those who think that it was all by their hand would it not? To those that knew that it was all by His grace it would seem well within His rights, deliberate and purposeful, even transformative almost like child birth.
The Lord does not just do these things without purpose and results. The path of men digs itself into deep ruts unaware. As if those ruts become their treasured possession, they are not about to give them up. They have rationalized, fully justified, become comfortable in their rebellion. Hearts harden, the foreign becomes normal and nothing by God short of this seems to penetrate and steer the peoples where God intends. As far as they are concerned they are doing everything right. It is sad for them that they have to go through this but, informative to us; this is after all our sin nature as well.
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