OF THE LORD”
(New King James Version)
Is. 1:2 “Hear, O
heavens, and give ear, O earth:
For the LORD has spoken:”
Is. 1:11-12,16-17 “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto
me? says the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams … 12When
ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? 13Bring
no more vain oblations … 16Wash you, make you clean;
put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17Learn to do well;
seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”
Is. 1:18-20 “Come
now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the
good of the land: 20But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the
mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 21How is the faithful city has become an harlot! full of judgment.”
Is. 2:2-4,11-12,19 “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. 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. 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 pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more ….
11The 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. 12For 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: …. 19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into
the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.”
“And in that day (Day of the LORD) seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, ‘We will eat
our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.’ 2In
that day (Day of the LORD) shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth
shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. 3And it shall come to
pass, that he who is left in Zion, and he that remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written
among the living in Jerusalem: 4When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters
of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit
of burning. 5And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon
her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense.
6And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place
of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.”
Is. 5:20 20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and
good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Is. 9:16 16
”For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. 17Therefore
the LORD shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for everyone is a
hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched
Is. 10:17 17
”And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour
his thorns and his briers in one day;”
Is. 10:20 20 “And it shall come to pass in
that day (Day of the LORD), that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house
of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 22For
though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow
Is. 11:11 11
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant
of his people, which shall be left …. 12And he shall set up an ensign for the nations,
and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
“And in that day (Day of the LORD) you shall say, O LORD, I will praise thee:
though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comforted me. 2Behold,
God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my
salvation. 3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4And
in that day (Day of the LORD) shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare
his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 5Sing unto the LORD;
for he has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 6Cry out and shout, thou
inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”
Is. 13:6 “Wail, for the Day of the LORD is at hand!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty…. 9 Behold, the Day
of the LORD comes,
Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.
10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give
their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine.
11 “ I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will
halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12
I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, a man more than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13 Therefore
I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the LORD of hosts And in the day of His
fierce anger. 14 It shall be as the hunted gazelle, and as a sheep that no man takes up;
Every man will turn to his own people, And everyone will flee to his own land. 15 Everyone who
is found will be thrust through, And everyone who is captured will fall by the sword. 16 Their
children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.”
Is. 14:1 “For the LORD will have
mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and
they will cling to the house of Jacob. 2 Then people will take them and bring them to their place,
and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose
captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.”
1 “Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste,
and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof. 2And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant,
so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so
with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. 3The land
shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. 4The
earth mourns and fads away, the world languishes and fads away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 5The
earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken
the everlasting covenant. 6Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell
therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 7The
new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted do sigh. 8The mirth of tabrets
cease, the noise of them that rejoice ends, the joy of the harp cease. 9They shall not drink
wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. 10The city of confusion
is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. 11There is a crying for
wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. 12In the city is
left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction. 13When thus it shall be in the
midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage
is done. 14They shall lift up their voices, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD,
they shall cry aloud from the sea. 15Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the
name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea. 16From the uttermost part of the
earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous
dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. 17Fear,
and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. 18And it shall come
to pass, that he who fleas from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that comes up out of the midst of the
pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. 19The
earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved; the earth is moved exceedingly. 20The
earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy
upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. 21And it shall come to pass in that
day (Day of the LORD), that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high,
and the kings of the earth upon the earth. 22And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners
are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.”
23 “Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount
Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.”
Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment
Is. 26:20 “Come,
my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the
indignation is past. 21 For behold, the LORD comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the
earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.”
that day (Day of the LORD) the LORD with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish
Leviathan the fleeing serpent …”
“And it shall
come to pass in that day (Day of the LORD) that the LORD will thresh, From
the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt; And you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel. 13
So it shall be in that day (Day of the LORD): The great trumpet will be blown;
They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, And
shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.“
“In that day (Day of the LORD)
the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice
to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.“
Is. 28:10-12 10
“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there
a little.” 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people,
12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary
to rest,” And, ‘This is the refreshing’; Yet they would not hear.“
Is. 29:5-19 5
….“Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly. 6 You will be punished by the LORD of
hosts With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest And the flame of devouring fire. 7
The multitude of all the nations who fight against Ariel, Even all who fight against her and her fortress, and distress her,
Shall be as a dream of a night vision…. So the multitude of all the nations shall be, Who fight against
Mount Zion.” ……
13 Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with
their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Is. 30:1 “ ‘Woe to
the rebellious children,’ says the LORD, ‘Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but
not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin’; ….
15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of
Israel: ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But
you would not …. 21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
‘This is the way, walk in it,’ Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever
you turn to the left.”
30:26-31 26 “Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the
sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, In the day that the LORD binds up the
bruise of His people and heals the stroke of their wound. “Behold, the name of the LORD comes from afar, Burning
with His anger, and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue like
a devouring fire. His breath is like a overflowing stream, which reaches up to the neck, To sift the nations with the sieve
of futility; and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, Causing them to err….. With
the indignation of His anger and the flame of a devouring fire, With scattering, tempest, and hailstones.”
1-6 “Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice.
2 A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempest, As rivers
of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. 3 The
eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen. 4
Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge, And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly. 5
The foolish person will no longer be called generous, nor the miser said to be bountiful; 6
For the foolish person will speak foolishness, and his heart will work iniquity: To practice ungodliness, to utter error against
the LORD, To keep the hungry unsatisfied, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail…... 17 The work of righteousness will be peace,
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
Is. 33:6 6
“Wisdom And knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; The fear of the LORD
is His treasure.”
Isaiah 34 Judgment on the Nations
1 “Come near, you nations,
to hear; and heed, you people!
Let the earth hear, and all that is in
it , the world and all things that come forth from it.
2 For the
indignation of the LORD is against all nations, and His fury against all their armies; He has utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to the slaughter.
Also their slain shall be thrown out; Their stench shall rise from their corpses,
the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
4 All the host of heaven
shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; All their host shall fall down as the leaf falls from
the vine, and as fruit falling from a fig tree.
5 “ For
My sword shall be bathed in heaven; Indeed it shall come down on Edom,
And on the people of My curse,
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, ….
8 For it is the Day of the LORD’s
vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
Its streams shall be turned into pitch, and its dust into brimstone; its land shall become burning pitch.
It shall not be quenched night or day; Its smoke shall ascend forever.
From generation to generation it shall
lie waste; No one shall pass through it forever and ever.”
Future Glory of Zion
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them,
And the desert shall rejoice and blossom
as the rose;
2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the LORD, the excellence of our God.
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
4 Say to
those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear!
your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” 5
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame shall
leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert.
7 The parched ground shall become a pool,
and the thirsty land springs of water;
In the habitation of jackals, where each lay, there
shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
8 A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall
be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
shall not go astray.
9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any
ravenous beast go up on it; it shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there,
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall
obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Is. 48:10 10 Behold,
I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction .…. 16
“ Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning…..
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “ I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go.
18 Oh, that you had heeded my commandments! then
your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen
your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Invitation to Abundant Life
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2
Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully
to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.
3 Incline your ear,
and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting
covenant with you — The sure mercies of David. 4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, a leader and commander
for the people. 5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations
who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, and the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified
6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while
He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are
your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
9 “For as the
heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
“ For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, But water the earth, and make it bring
forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 So shall My
word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it
shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “ For you shall go out with
joy, and be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of
the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress
tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign
that shall not be cut off.”
Is. 56:7-8 Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of
prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house
of prayer for all nations.”
8 The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel,
says, “Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him.”
Israel’s Irresponsible Leaders
you beasts of the field, come to devour, All you beasts in the forest.
10 His watchmen
are blind, They are all ignorant; They are all dumb dogs, They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving
11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which never have enough. And
they are shepherds who cannot understand; They all look to their own way, Every one for his own gain, from his own
territory. 12 “ Come,” one says, “I will bring wine, and we will fill
ourselves with intoxicating drink; Tomorrow will be as today, and much more abundant.” Is. 57:1
1 The righteous perishes, and no man takes it to heart;
Merciful men are
taken away, while no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil …. 15
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “ I dwell in the high and holy
place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive
the heart of the contrite ones. Is. 58:1
“Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell
My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Is. 60:19-22 19
“ The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the LORD will
be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.
20 Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw
itself; For the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, The branch of My planting,
the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand,
and a small one a strong nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.”
Is. 61:1-4 The Good News of Salvation
1 “ The Spirit of the Lord
GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; To
comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them
beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be Glorified.”
And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities,
the desolations of many generations.
Is. 61:8-10 8 “ For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery
for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, and will make with them an everlasting covenant.
9 Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people. All
who see them shall acknowledge them, That they are the posterity whom the LORD has blessed.” 0
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns
herself with her jewels
Is. 63:3-4 3 “I have trodden the winepress alone,
and from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury; Their
blood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes.
For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.
Is. 64:4-6 4
For since the beginning
of the world Men have not heard nor Perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts
for the one who waits for Him.
5 You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, Who
remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned— In these ways we continue; and we need to be saved.
6 But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness
are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Is. 65:12 Therefore
I will number you for the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; Because, when I called, you did not answer;
When I spoke, you did not hear, But did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.”
….. 17 “ For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Is. 66:1-4, 16, 22-24
says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is
the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?
For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” Says
the LORD. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles
at My word.
3 “He who kills a bull is as
if he slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog’s neck; He who offers a grain offering,
as if he offers swine’s blood; He who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol. Just as they have chosen
their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations,
4 So will I choose their delusions, and bring
their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before
My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.” ….. 16 For
by fire and by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh; And the slain of the LORD shall be many …..
22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth
which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the LORD, “So shall your descendants and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another,
and from one Sabbath to another, All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the LORD.
“And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For
their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched. They shall be abhorrence to all flesh.”
Jer.3:17-18 “At that time
Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to
a more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.
18 “In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and
they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.
5 Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say: “
Blow the trumpet in the land; Cry, ‘Gather together,’ and say, ‘Assemble yourselves, and let us go into
the fortified cities.’ 6 Set up the standard toward Zion. Take refuge! Do
not delay! For I will bring disaster from the north, and great destruction.”Jer.4:19b
“… I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Jer.4:23 & 27 23
“I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; And the heavens, they had no light.
….. 27 For thus says the LORD: “The whole land shall be desolate;
Yet I will not make full end.”
Jer.6:10-11 10 “To whom
shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed.
Behold, the word of the LORD is a reproach to them; They have no delight in it. 11 Therefore I am
full of the fury of the LORD. I am weary of holding it in.”
Thus says the LORD: “ Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good
way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
17 Also, I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of
the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’
“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “when it will no more be called Tophet, or the Valley
of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Tophet until there is no room. 33
The corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth. And no one will frighten
them away. 34 Then I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets
of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For the
land shall be desolate.
23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not
the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness,
judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. 24
O LORD, correct me, but with justice;
Not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing. Jer.12:15-17
15 Then it shall be, after I have plucked them out, that I will return and have compassion
on them and bring them back, everyone to his heritage and everyone to his land. 16 And it shall
be, if they will learn carefully the ways of My people, to swear by My name, ‘As the LORD lives,’ as they taught
My people to swear by Baal, then they shall be established in the midst of My people. 17 But if
they do not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation,” says the LORD.
“ The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10
I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit
of his doings. ….. 22 nor carry a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do
any work, but hallow the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But they did not obey nor
incline their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear nor receive instruction. 24
“And it shall be, if you heed Me carefully,” says the LORD, “to bring no burden through the gates of this
city on the Sabbath day, but hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work in it,
Jer.18:12 12 And they
said, “That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one obey the dictates of his
3 “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven
them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase … 6 In His
days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE
LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jer.24:6,9 6 For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring
them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them
up … 9 I will deliver them to trouble into all the kingdoms of the earth, for their
harm, to be a reproach and a byword, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them.
Jer.25:15,29,33 15 For thus
says the LORD God of Israel to me: “Take this wine cup of fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send
you, to drink it. ….. 29 For behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called
by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants
of the earth,” says the LORD of hosts.’ ….. 33 “And at that day the slain
of the LORD shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented,
or gathered, or buried; they shall become refuse on the ground.
For behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’
says the LORD. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’
… 7 Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And
it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it. … 11
For I am with you,’ says the LORD, ‘to save you; Though I make a full end of all nations where I have
scattered you, Yet I will not make a complete end of you. But I will correct you in justice, And will not let you go altogether
unpunished.’ … 24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not return until He has done
it, and until He has performed the intents of His heart. In the latter days you will consider it.
Jer.31:31-34,38a, 40b 31
“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house
of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that
I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,[a] says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their
God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man
his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,
says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more. ….. 38a
“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that the city shall be built for the LORD …. 40b
It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.”
Jer.32-37-40 37 Behold, I will
gather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back
to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely. 38 They shall be My people, and I will be
their God; 39 then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for
the good of them and their children after them. 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with
them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart
38 I will set My throne in Elam, And will destroy from there the king and the princes,’
says the LORD. 39 ‘ But it shall come to pass in the latter days:
I will bring back the
captives of Elam,’ says the LORD.”
Jer.50:41,46 41 “ Behold, a people shall come from the
north, And a great nation and many kings. Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth. … 46
At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles, and the cry is heard among the nations.
6 Flee from the midst of Babylon, And every one save his life! Do not be cut off in her
iniquity, For this is
the time of the LORD’s vengeance;
He shall recompense her. 7 Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD’s
hand, That made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged. … 33
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “ The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor When
it is time to thresh her; Yet a little while
And the time of her harvest will come.” … 48
Then the heavens and the earth and all that is in them Shall sing joyously over Babylon; For the plunderers shall
come to her from the north,” says the LORD. 49 As Babylon has caused the slain
of Israel to fall, So at Babylon the slain of all the earth shall fall.
According to EZEKIEL
Ezek.3:17-19 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of
Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him
no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in
his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he
does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
“And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel: ‘ An end! The end has come upon the four corners
of the land. 3 Now the end has come upon you, And I will send My anger against you; I
will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. ….. 14
‘ They have blown
the trumpet and made everyone ready, But no one goes to battle; For My wrath is on all their multitude. 15 The sword
is outside, And the pestilence and famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die by the sword; And whoever
is in the city, Famine and pestilence will devour him.
Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where
you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ ….. 23 And the
glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain, which is on the east side of the
12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might
know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them. ….. 20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will
be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.’ ….. 33
“As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “surely with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with
fury poured out, I will rule over you. 34 I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out
of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out. …..
41 I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of
the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.”
“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that
I should not destroy it; but I found no one. 31 Therefore I have poured out My indignation on
them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the
25 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “When I have gathered the house of Israel from
the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their
own land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
Ezek.30:3 3 For the day is near, Even the Day
of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
For the day is near, Even the Day of the LORD is near; It will be a day of clouds, the
time of the Gentiles.
Note: Joel 2:10, Rev. 6:13b, and Matt.24:29
4 then whoever hears the sound
of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own
head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood
shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not
blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is
taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’
7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house
of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. 8 When I say to
the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way,
that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 9
Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity;
but you have delivered your soul.
10 “Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house
of Israel: ‘Thus you say, “If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them,
how can we then live?”’ 11 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the
Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn
from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’ ….. 31 So they come
to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
32 Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play
well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. 33 And when this comes to
pass—surely it will come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”
13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will
bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places
of the country ….. 23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My
servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.”
8 But you, O mountains of
Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. 9
For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. 10
I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
11 I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make
you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am
the LORD. 12 Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel; they shall take possession
of you, and you shall be their inheritance; no more shall you bereave them of children.”
‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Because they say to you, ‘You devour men and bereave your nation of children,’
14 therefore you shall devour men no more, nor bereave your nation anymore,” says the Lord
GOD. 15 “Nor will I let you hear the taunts of the nations anymore, nor bear the reproach
of the peoples anymore, nor shall you cause your nation to stumble anymore,” says the Lord GOD.’”
The Renewal of Israel
16 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 17
“Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own ways and deeds; to Me their
way was like the uncleanness of a woman in her customary impurity. 18 Therefore I poured out My
fury on them for the blood they had shed on the land, and for their idols with which they had defiled it. 19 So I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed
throughout the countries; I judged them according to their ways and their deeds. 20 When they came
to the nations, wherever they went, they profaned My holy name—when they said of them, ‘These are the
people of the LORD, and yet they have gone out of His land.’ 21 But I had concern for
My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations wherever they went.
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I do not do this for your sake,
O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 23
And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and
the nations shall know that I am the LORD,” says the Lord GOD, “when I am hallowed in you before their
eyes. 24 For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you
into your own land.
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all
your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within
you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will
put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28
Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. 29
I will deliver you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. 30
And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach
of famine among the nations. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were
not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. 32
Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord GOD, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded
for your own ways, O house of Israel!”
33 ‘Thus says the Lord
GOD: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities,
and the ruins shall be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate
in the sight of all who pass by.
Ezek.37 The Dry Bones Live
The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley;
and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold,
there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And
He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.”
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5
Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6
I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you
shall know that I am the LORD.”’”
7 So I prophesied as I was
commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8
Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and
say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that
they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He
said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope
is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus
says the Lord GOD: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring
you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened
your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit
in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it
and performed it,” says the LORD.’”
One Kingdom, One King
15 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 16 “As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and
write on it: ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on
it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17
Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.
“And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’—
19 say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the stick of
Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it,
with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.”’ 20
And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
21 “Then say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will
gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation
in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two
kingdoms again. 23 They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable
things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned,
and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
24 “David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall
also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. 25 Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where
your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and
My servant David shall be their prince forever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace
with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will
set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed
I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 28 The nations also will know that I, the LORD,
sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.”
Ezek.38:8-9,15-23 8 After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back
from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were
brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. 9 You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you
and all your troops and many people’s with you. …..
Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great
company and a mighty army. 16 You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover
the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when
I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” 17 Thus says the Lord GOD: “Are
you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those
days that I would bring you against them?
Judgment on Gog
it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD, “that
My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I
have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20
so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth,
and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the
steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21 I will call
for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against
his brother. 22 And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain
down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and
brimstone. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the
eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’
“And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am
the LORD. 7 So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I
will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy
One in Israel. 8 Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,” says the Lord GOD. “This
is the day (Day
of the LORD)
of which I have spoken.
9 “Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn
the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them
for seven years. 10 They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the
forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those
who pillaged them,” says the Lord GOD.
The Burial of Gog
“It will come to pass in that day (Day of the LORD) that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the
sea; and it will obstruct travelers, because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it
the Valley of Hamon Gog.[a] 12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse
the land. 13 Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain
renown for it on the day that I am glorified,” says the Lord GOD. 14 “They will set
apart men regularly employed, with the help of a search party,[b] to pass through the land and bury those bodies remaining on the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven
months they will make a search.
Israel Restored to the Land
“I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which
I have laid on them. 22 So the house of Israel shall know that I
am the LORD their God from that day forward. … 29 And I will not hide My face
from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.”
Ezek.46:1-2,17b 1 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “The gateway of the inner
court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and
on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened. 2 The prince shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway from the outside, and stand by the gatepost. The priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings. He shall worship at the
threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening.
12 “Now when the prince makes a voluntary burnt offering or
voluntary peace offering to the LORD, the gate that faces toward the east shall then be opened for him; and he shall prepare
his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he did on the Sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and after he goes out the gate
shall be shut. … 17b .. it shall be his until the year of liberty, after which
it shall return to the prince. But his inheritance shall belong to his sons; it shall become theirs.”
According to DANIEL
8 I was considering
the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were
plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous
See PROPHECY Or COINCIDENCE #18 & 19
Vision of the Ancient of Days
9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient
of Days was seated;
His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; 10 A fiery streams issued
And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand
stood before Him. The court of judgment was seated, And the books were opened. 11
“I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was
slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, they
had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13 “I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds
of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. 14
Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion
is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall
not be destroyed. 20 and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn
which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance
was greater than his fellows.
21 “I was watching; and the same horn
was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came,
and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess
23 “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth
kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample
it and break it in pieces. 24 The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this kingdom. And
another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.
25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the
saints of the Most High, And
he shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for
a time and times and half a time. 26 ‘But the court shall be
seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. 27
Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the
saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’
8 Therefore the male goat
grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward
the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew
exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10
And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground,
and trampled them. 11 He even exalted
himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place
of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to
the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and
prospered. 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain
one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices
and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”
14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred (2300)
days;[a] then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” ….. 24 His power shall
be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy
the mighty, and also the holy people. 25 “Through his cunning He shall cause deceit
to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart.
He shall destroy many in their
prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means.
See PROPHECY Or COINCIDENCE #18 & 19
DANIEL 9: 24-27 PROPHECY and END OF THE AGE – SIGNS OF JESUS' COMING
Dan.9:24-27 24 “ Seventy sevens (70 7s) are determined For your people (Israel) and for your holy city (Jerusalem), To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint
the Most Holy. 25 “ Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth
of the command To restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven
sevens and sixty-two sevens (69 7s);
The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. 26 “And after
the sixty-two sevens Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come shall
destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations
are determined. 27 Then He (GOD) shall CONFIRM
a covenant with many for one period of seven (1 period of 7; 70th 7);
But in the middle of the seven He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one
who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate.”
21 “And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor
of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue. … 31
And forces of arms shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take
away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.”
DANIEL 9: 24-27 PROPHECY and END OF THE AGE – SIGNS OF JESUS' COMING
Dan.12:1-4,6b,7b,8-12 Prophecy of the End Time
1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands
watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there
was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found
written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some
to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise shall
shine Like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.
4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many
shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” …..
long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?
7b ”….. it shall
be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely
shattered, all these things shall be finished. (Also see Ezek.39:11-12, Rev.11:2-3; 12:6;
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My
lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go
your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10
Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand,
but the wise shall understand.
11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation
is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety (1290) days.
12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand
three hundred and thirty-five (1335) days.”.
See PROPHECY Or COINCIDENCE #18 & 19
According to HOSEA
4 “Then the LORD said to him: ‘Call his name Jezreel, for in a little while I will
avenge the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu, and bring an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. 5
It shall come to pass in that day that I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.’ ”
found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal Peor, and separated
themselves to that shame; they became an abomination like the thing they loved.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, ‘til
He comes and rains righteousness on you.
According to JOEL
Joel 1:7,15 “He
has laid waste My vine, and ruined My fig tree. He has stripped it bare and thrown it away; its
branches are made white.”
Alas for the day! For the Day of the LORD is at hand;
shall come as destruction from the Almighty.
of the LORD
the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the Day
of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand: 2 A day of darkness
and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A
people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them,
even for many successive generations. ….. 10 The earth quakes before them, the
heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. ….. 15
Blow the trumpet in Zion. Consecrate a fast. Call a sacred assembly; …
22 Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; for the open pastures
are springing up, and the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their strength. …..
God’s Spirit Poured Out
“ And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the coming of the great and awesome
Day of the LORD.
Joel 3:2,13-16,19-21 2 I will also gather all nations, and bring them down
to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel,
whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.
13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come,
go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow — for their wickedness is great. 14
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the LORD is
near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars
will diminish their brightness. 16 The LORD also will roar from Zion,
and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the LORD will be a shelter for His people, and the
strength of the children of Israel.
“Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a desolate wilderness, because of violence against the people of Judah,
for they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20 But Judah shall abide forever,
and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21 For I will acquit them of the
guilt of bloodshed, whom I had not acquitted; for the LORD dwells in Zion.”
5:18,20 18 “Woe to you who desire the Day of the LORD! For what good is
the Day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light
… 20 Is not the Day of the LORD darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
Amos 8:9 9 “’And it shall come to pass in that day Day of the LORD,’
says the Lord GOD, ‘that I will make the sun go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight;’”
5 “The Lord GOD of hosts,
He who touches the earth and it melts, and all who dwell there mourn; all of it shall swell like the River, and subside like
the River of Egypt. 9 For surely I will command, and will sift the house of
Israel among all nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve; yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground.
Israel Will Be Restored
“’On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise
up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old; 12 That they may possess
the remnant of Edom, and all the Gentiles who are called by My name,’ says the LORD Who does this thing. 13
‘Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, ‘when the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader
of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. 14
I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; they shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. 15
I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,’ says the LORD
Micah 1:3 3 For behold, the LORD is coming out of His place; He will come down
and tread on the high places of the earth.
4:1-7 The LORD’s Reign in Zion
1 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of
the LORD’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples
shall flow to it. 2 Many nations shall come and say,
and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of
the house of the God
of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall
walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 3 He
shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their
spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 4
But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of
the LORD of hosts has spoken. 5 For all people walk each in the name of his
god, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.
Zion’s Future Triumph
6 “’In that day,’ says the LORD, ‘I will
assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted; 7 I will make
the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation’; so the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, even
6:8 8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Nahum 1:6-7 6 Who can stand before His indignation? And
who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him.
7 The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows
those who trust in Him.
Habakkuk 1:5b The LORD’s Reply
5b “ … ‘For I will work
a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.’ “
According to Zephaniah
1:7,14-15 7 “Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; for the Day of the LORD is at hand,
for the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests.”
14 “The great Day of the LORD is
near; it is near and hastens quickly. The noise of the day of the LORD is bitter; there the mighty men shall
cry out. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble
and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,”
Zeph.2:3 3 “Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who
have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will
be hidden in the day of the LORD’s anger.”
17 “The LORD your God
in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing. 18 ‘I will gather those who sorrow over the
appointed assembly, who are among you, to whom its reproach is a burden. 19
“’Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, and gather those who were driven
out; I will appoint them for praise and fame in every land where they were put to shame. 20
At that time I will bring you back, even at the time I gather you; for I will give you fame and praise among all the peoples
of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes,’ says the LORD.”
Haggai 2:6-7 6 “For thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Once
more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7 and
I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’
says the LORD of hosts.”
According to Zechariah
1:16,19 16 “Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and a surveyor’s
line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.’ “
“And I said to the angel who talked with me, ‘What are these?’ So he answered
me, ‘These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.’ ”
Zech.2:4,6,10-11 “ … Jerusalem shall be
inhabited as towns without walls, … “
Future Joy of Zion and Many Nations
“ ‘Up, up! Flee from the land of the north,’ says the LORD; ‘for I have spread you abroad like the
four winds of heaven,’ says the LORD. 10 ‘Sing and rejoice, O daughter
of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,’ says the LORD. 11 ‘Many
nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day Day
of the LORD, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD
of hosts has sent Me to you.’ “
Zech.4:11-14 11 “Then I answered and said to him, ‘What are
these two olive trees—at the right of the lampstand and at its left?’ 12 And I further answered and said to him, ‘What
are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden
oil drains?’ 13 Then he answered me and said, ‘Do you
not know what these are?’ And I said, ‘No, my lord.’ 14
So he said, ‘These are the two anointed ones, who stand
beside the Lord of the whole earth.’ ”
Vision of the Four Chariots
I turned and raised my eyes and looked, and behold, four chariots were coming from between two mountains, and the
mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 With the first chariot were red horses,
with the second chariot black horses, 3 with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth
chariot dappled horses—strong steeds. 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who
talked with me, ‘What are these, my lord?’ 5 And the angel
answered and said to me, ‘These are four spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the
Lord of all the earth.’ “
12 “Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: ‘ Behold,
the Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the temple
of the LORD; 13 Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD. He shall bear the glory, and
shall sit and rule on His throne; so He shall be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them
3 “Thus says the LORD: ‘ I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst
of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the LORD of hosts, the Holy Mountain.’
7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘
Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west; 8 I will
bring them back, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be
their God, in truth and righteousness.’ 9 Thus says the LORD of hosts:
‘ Let your hands be strong, you who have been hearing in these days these words by the mouth of the
prophets, who spoke in the day the foundation was laid for the house of the LORD of hosts, that the temple might
be built.’ ”
14 “Then the LORD will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning.
The Lord GOD will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south…”
16 “The LORD their God will save them in that day Day of the LORD,
as the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land—“
2 “Behold, I will make
Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3
And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away
will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
9 “It shall be in that day Day
of the LORD that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
Mourning for the Pierced One
I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then
they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only
son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. 11 In that day
(Day of the LORD) there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.”
of the LORD
the Day of the LORD is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. 2
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3
Then the LORD will go
forth and fight against
those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day (Day of the LORD) His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and
half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee through My mountain valley,
for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king
of Judah. Thus
the LORD my God will come, and all the saints with You. 6 It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light;
the lights will diminish. 7 It shall be one day which is known to the LORD — neither
day nor night. But at evening time it shall happen that it will be light. 8
And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, half of them toward the
eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur. 9
And the LORD shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be — the LORD is
one,” And His name one. 10 All the land shall be
turned into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be raised up and inhabited
in her place from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of
Hananel to the king’s winepresses. 11 The people shall dwell in it; and no
longer shall there be utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. 12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike
all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve
in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
13 It shall
come to pass in that day (Day of the LORD) that a great panic from
the LORD will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and raise his hand against his neighbor’s
hand; 14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem. And the wealth of all the surrounding
nations shall be gathered together: Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance. 15
Such also shall be the plague on the horse and the mule, on the camel and the donkey, and on all the cattle that
will be in those camps. So shall this plague be.”
The Nations Worship the King
16 “And it shall come to pass that everyone
who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of
hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever
of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no
rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain;
they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come
up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 20 In that day ‘HOLINESS TO THE
1 “ ‘Behold,
I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in
whom you delight. Behold,
He is coming,’ says the LORD of hosts. 2 ‘But who can endure the day of His
coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire, and like launderers’ soap. 3
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that
they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness’….”
7 “ ‘Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone
away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,’ says the
LORD of hosts. ‘But you said, ‘ In what way shall we return?’ … “
“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book
of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.”
Malachi 4:5-6 5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. 6 And he will turn the hearts
of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
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