King James Bible Study – “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” – Mark 8:34
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Chapters: Isaiah 13-17
Message: The Outcasts of God
Hello My Friend,
Fate; A decree or word pronounced by God; or a fixed sentence by which the order of things is prescribed. From the time we are conceived some things are appointed to us from the start, one being death. For those who know Jesus Christ as their Saviour, death is not final, our fate is heaven, and eventually an eternity on the new earth in which Jesus would reign, and there will be no more sin, sickness, pain, or death. Amen! For those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Saviour, death is not final either, it is actually an eternity of pain, eternal death it is called, and it is the fate of everyone because of sin. We can thank Satan for bringing sin to earth to begin with, but we also have to realize that we make the choices in life that lead to our fate. However, we can thank Jesus for making a way for us to escape this eternal death. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” – Romans 5:12,18.
You cannot read these chapters for today without thinking about Jesus returning to earth, claiming His people, and then judging the rest of the world. Just as Israel is not just a country, Babylon is not just a country, Babylon is a picture of the world, and Satan himself is the leader of it. At one time, the nation of Babylon itself had great prosperity, and power over every nation, God even used them to judge Israel, but once God was done using them for His purpose it was destroyed. Why? In the seventy years that Israel had been in captivity to Babylon, not one of them turned to God. Now, through Isaiah, God foretells the fate of Babylon as in the state of the world.
“Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.” – Isaiah 13:2-6,11-12,15.
“it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.” All God, the Father has to do is say to Jesus, “Son, it is time.”, the trumpets will sound, and He will be on the earth, and judgment will come to every nation. This is the fate of the earth, it is hard to understand, but when Jesus returns, the dead in Christ, meaning those who already died that received Him as their Saviour will resurrect, and go up into the clouds, while those still living in Christ will join them, also known as the rapture, but the word is not written in the Bible. Then those who have died that have not received Christ will resurrect also for judgment, along with those still living. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” – I Thessalonians 4:16-17.
“to meet the Lord in the air:” The fate of every believer is to be forever with the Lord, Amen! When the world hears of the judgments of God their first instinct is to rebel, they do not want to accept that their fate is hell. And neither does Satan, but his fate is in fact, hell too. Through Isaiah, God tells gives us some insight about Satan, also known as Lucifer, and what he did that caused God to be so angry at him that He not only cast him out of heaven, but gave him the same fate as well.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned. Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.” – Isaiah 14:12-16,20-22.
“Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers;” Jesus said it Himself of those who do not receive Him, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” – John 8:44. Satan has been a liar since he was created by God to get his minions on his side, and he was a liar when he convinced Eve to sin against God, and he is a liar to all who tell themselves that their good works will save them from hell. And this is the fate of all who refuse to receive Christ as their Saviour. God does not want to see anyone in hell, He created it for Satan and his minions, but He is also a just God, which means He will not spare anyone who does not repent of their dead works. “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:” – II Peter 2:4,9.
“and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:” While God does judge His house first using the unjust, He has not forgotten about Israels enemies or their allies, some will join Israel. Now, as Judah is heading for captivity to Babylon, Moab was under the heavy displeasure from God also, in the days of David, they were under tribute to Israel, and paid them in gifts (II Samuel 8:2). And it should seem, that Moab had withdrawn their allegiance. Through Isaiah, he tells their fate, and encourages them to reinstate their payment.
“Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.” – Isaiah 16:1-5.
“be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler:” They were to reinstate their allegiance with Israel by offering lambs, and be kind to His people, whom He will send to their country for protection until He calls them back home. Covert; A covering, or covering place; a place which covers and shelters; a shelter; a defense. Jesus is the covering that shelters and protects His outcasts while they are here on earth until He comes to get them. We are to reinstate our allegiance with God by our offering the Lamb, His Son, to Him. “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” – Romans 5:10-11.
“when we were enemies,” Until we come to Christ we are enemies of God, and one day we will all stand before Him, and even Israel will acknowledge Christ, and only a remnant of them will be saved as well. Through Isaiah, we get a look at what will happen when every soul will look to their Maker, some will receive Christ, while the will receive the shock of their lives when He tells them they will be in hell because they have forgotten Him.
“At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.” – Isaiah 17:7-13.
“And he shall not look to the altars,” Only a few of the billions of people on the earth will look to their Maker, not to the church, not to the religion, not to themselves, but to the Holy One of Israel, Jesus Christ Himself, and be saved. Mercy is only reserved in the midst of His judgments for His outcasts, who are the ones who put their faith and trust in His Son before their physical death. While the rest will flee as Christ rebukes them, only there will be no escape, the outcasts shall be made holy, acknowledging God’s hand in all things, giving Him the respect and glory due to His name. “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Matthew 25:23.
Jesus Christ Magnified: “This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” – Isaiah 14:26-27.
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