Isaiah 12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [YHVH] is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation [quoted from the Song of Moses].
Israel and all nations will turn to God in deep wholehearted repentance to seek him out; and will rejoice in their deliverance, praising him.
12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
The repentant among the nations will receive the waters of life [the Holy Spirit] with great joy and they will learn to live by every Word of God, internalizing the very nature of God.
No more will men exalt their own ways or false gods and other human beings above the Eternal and the Word of God!
Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
A dual prophecy about the end of ancient Babylon and the final destruction of the end time New Federal Europe; the latter day Babylon the Great
Isaiah 13:2 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.
Jesus Christ the Banner of Righteousness!
The LORD of Hosts is the banner of the saints; Adonai Nissi [the LORD our banner] is his name; and his chosen resurrected saints shall come with him to rule the nations with Him as his figurative bride!
13:3 I have commanded my sanctified [those set apart to godliness] ones, I have also called my mighty ones [God will call the faithful overcomers to be resurrected and to come up with Christ against Babylon the Great] for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
In this latter day Jesus Christ will resurrect God’s faithful overcomers and they will come together to the earth to destroy evil and restrain Satan.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth [by his command] goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
The great battle of the coming of the LORD
Isaiah 13:4 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. 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven [figurative of a vast distance], even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
The political ruler and the final false prophet of Babylon the Great will have taken refuge in Jerusalem and marshaled their remaining armies at Jerusalem to battle against the armies of Asia. Then our Deliverer will come with his resurrected saints to destroy evil out of the earth; and the repentant will rejoice in the victory and the appearance of the Messiah the KING of kings!
13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: 13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
People will be in shock at the sight of the coming of the LORD with his resurrected chosen and the terrible destruction of the wicked at Jerusalem.
13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
The fierce anger of Jesus Christ will be poured out on the Babylon Mysteries and on all those who refuse to sincerely repent and zealously live by every Word of Almighty God the Father. The unrepentant wicked will be destroyed from off the earth and the Kingdom of God will be established over all the earth! Yes, even the lukewarm of today’s church of God will perish unless they sincerely repent!
13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
The earth will be plunged into darkness as a major sign that the day of Christ’s coming is at hand (Rev 16:10).
13:11 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.
Even those in today’s Spiritual Ekklesia are proud of their own ways and false traditions of men; they will not be in that resurrection to spirit unless they sincerely repent.
13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Men of Israel will become rare and precious for their rarity on the earth, so that there will be seven women for each man for a short time.
13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
The earth will shake with great and terrible earthquakes: The earth itself being moved. This might include the restoration of the originally created 360 day year with 12 equal 30 day month cycles which changed in the eighth century B.C.
13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe [which swiftly flees away], and as a sheep that [flees away from a man] no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
This prophecy is also dual and pictures the first fall of the Babylonian Empire to the Medes and Persians as well as to the latter day Babylon the Great. People will flee in panic for their lives and will not stop to pick up anything, when they see the LORD and his armies of angels with the resurrected bride.
13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
When Christ comes with his resurrected chosen, the enemies of righteousness who will not repent will be destroyed!
Isaiah prophesied that the armies of the Medes and Persians would overthrow Babylon, which prophecy was fulfilled in 539 B.C.
During the reign of Nebuchadnezzar God declared through Daniel that the Babylonians were the head of the image the first phase of the Babylonian Empire church state system.
Daniel 2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
2:38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
The Babylonians, this head of gold would be replaced by the Medes and Persians who would take over from Babylon and maintain the same system.
The breast of silver was the empire of the Medes and Persians which was dominated by the Medes with the advent of king Darius. The Medes and Persians took over the Babylonian empire (539 B.C.) but maintained the same Babylonian church state governance system intact. The people changed, and the system remained the same; therefore the different kingdoms were each still a part of the same Babylonian system like the different metals were still a past of the same statue.
In 539 B.C. there was a revolt in Southern Babylonia, and the Babylonian king, Nabonidus the son of Nebuchadnezzar, went south with his army to put down the rebellion; leaving his own son Belshazzar ]Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson] in charge of Babylon.
Taking advantage of this occupation of the Babylonian army with the southern rebellion at Uruk; the army of Cyrus invaded Babylon from the north.
In June the Babylonian army was completely defeated at Opis, and immediately afterwards Sippara opened its gates to the conqueror. Gobryas (Darius the Mede), the king of the Medes who were allied to the Persians, was then sent to Babylon, which surrendered “without fighting,” and the daily services in the temples continued without a break.
539-538 BC- Babylon was conquered by Cyrus’ general Gobryas identified with a certain Darius the Mede, who defeated Nabonidus at Babylon.
Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. 5:31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.
Darius was king of the Medes while Cyrus was king of the Persians and head of the Persian Median alliance.
Some sixteen years later after the death of the Persian kings Cyrus in 530 B.C. and his son Cambyses in 522 B.C.; Darius the king of the Medes ascended the joint throne of the Medo Persian Empire in Babylon in 522 B.C.
In October, Cyrus himself arrived, and proclaimed a general amnesty, which was communicated by Gobryas [Darius king of the Medes] to “all the province of Babylon,” of which he had been made governor by Cyrus.
Meanwhile, Nabonidus, who had concealed himself, was captured, but treated honourably; and when his wife died, Cambyses II, the son of Cyrus, conducted the funeral.
Cyrus the Great (576 – 530 BC king of Persia) now assumed the title of “king of Babylon,” (336 B.C.) claiming to be the descendant of the ancient kings, and made rich offerings to the temples.
At the same time he allowed the foreign populations who had been deported to Babylonia to return to their old homes, carrying with them the images of their gods. Among these populations were the Jews, who, as they had no images, took with them the sacred vessels of the temple.
Being deeply impressed by Daniel and his prophecy of the Persian victory and being shown the Word of God recorded by Isaiah over 150 years before, that he Cyrus was chosen by God, he decreed that the foreign populations who had been deported to Babylon could return to their old homes, carrying with them the images of their gods; and restore their national religions. Among these populations were certain Jews, who, as they had no images, took with them the sacred vessels of the temple and some 50,000 went back to Judea to rebuild the temple.
Isaiah 44:28 “That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.”
Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes [modern Ukrainians] against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 13:18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.
This prophecy will be fulfilled a second time when Babylon attacks Asia in her third year and the nations of the North and the East [Asia] rise up and rush like a great river against the new European Babylon and then they will turn south to Jerusalem where the political ruler and false prophet of the New Federal Europe, the modern Babylon the Great have fled to join their remaining armies.
13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. 13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
The head of today’s Babylon Mysteries is ROME. Because men have called it the eternal city; it shall be totally destroyed and brought to non-existence along with ancient Babylon.
Isaiah 14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
The Gentile people that remain in the land will see a united Israel return to the land ruled by Messiah the King of kings and his servant David; and they will submit to them, accepting their over lordship.
14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
The Palestinians, Gazans, Jordanians, Syrians and others who remain in the land will become the servants of Israel along with the Turks. Then the dispersed tribes of Israel will again be united with Judah and many will be brought back to their land in Palestine which will stretch from Egypt to the Euphrates.
14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon [both ancient and modern Babylon], and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
Ancient Babylon would be destroyed just like both the modern spiritual Babylon Mysteries and the physical Babylonian confederation of European nations will be destroyed in our time.
14:5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 14:6 He [Satan] who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
Jesus Christ will break the Babylonian Mysteries and will liberate mankind from bondage to Satan and sin.
The whole earth will be delivered from Satan the invisible Pharaoh of this world and from bondage to sin.
14:7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
When Christ comes all humanity will find peace and will break forth in great rejoicing, just as all Israel rejoiced after coming up out of the Red Sea of death as the sixth day of Unleavened Bread ended and the Holy Feast Day began; as a type of the millennial Sabbath of rest which will begin with the establishment of the Kingdom of God over all the earth!
All nations shall rejoice and sing of their deliverance by Messiah the Christ!
Isaiah 14:8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
The trees are representative of men and they declare that no violence has been done to them since Messiah and his elect have taken lordship over the earth.
14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm [maggots which eat the dead] is spread under thee, and the worms [maggots] cover thee.
Then the Babylon the Great Mystery Religion and its final church state combine system of the now rising New Federal Europe shall utterly perish.
14:12 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! 14:13 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: 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Because Lucifer sought to steal the throne of God the Father in heaven; he is cast down and called the Adversary [Satan].
When Christ comes Satan will be restrained for one thousand years and soon after that he will be cast into death. See the article on the final end of Satan.
14:16 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; 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
The whole Babylonian Mysteries System, the physical ruler of the New Federal Europe [Babylon the Great], his spiritual associate will come to their destruction; and the true spirit king of Babylon [Satan]; will also ultimately be brought down to destruction.
14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. 14:20 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.
The political and human spiritual leaders of modern Babylon the Great, the rising New Federal Europe, shall be thrown alive into the fire of Gehenna; as an example of the final fate of the ultimate spiritual king of spiritual Babylon, Satan the Adversary.
14:21 Prepare slaughter for his children [descendants] for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
The Babylonian Mystery Religion which began at Babel is to be totally destroyed.
14:22 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.
Jesus Christ will cut off the Babylonian Mysteries and every aspect and shadow of its iniquitous practices.
14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
The city of Babylon – in our time the seat of the Babylonian Mysteries is the Vatican and Rome – will be totally destroyed never to rise again!
14:25 That I will break the Assyrian [the now rising New Federal Europe] in my land, and upon my mountains [the Middle East] tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them [Judah and Israel], and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
The armies of the now rising New Federal Europe [the latter day Babylon the Great] along with the armies from Asia which they will be fighting, shall be broken by Messiah the Christ at Jerusalem.
14:26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. 14:27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? 14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this [prophecy given] burden.
Jesus Christ has proposed to destroy the armies of the New Federal Europe [Babylon the Great] at Jerusalem.
14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina [Palestinians], because the rod of him [Judah] that smote thee is broken: [broken by the Babylon of the New Federal Europe] for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice [the armies of Asia will sweep through the Middle East], and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
Oh Palestinians, do not rejoice at the fall of Judah at the beginning of the tribulation, because the armies of Asia will devastate you in your turn.
When the New Europe of Babylon the Great along with her allies of Psalm 83 defeat Judah, the Palestinians along with the nations of Psalm 83 will spoil Judea; then God will bring the armies of the Asian nations down upon them and they will be overwhelmed up to the gates of Jerusalem.
Then Messiah will come and destroy the army of the New Europe [Babylon the Great] and the nations from Asia which are gathered at Jerusalem.
14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
After Messiah comes, the captives of Israel and Judah shall feed in peace and lie down in security because the nations that plagued them have been brought low, and all those Gentiles left among them will sincerely repent with them turning to God with a whole heart.
14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina [the Palestinians], art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.
The Asian armies in their campaign against the New Europe in response to Europe’s attack upon them; will flood into the Middle East to secure the resources and transportation corridors. They will destroy the nations that are allied with the New Europe including Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinians as well as the various Arab peoples (Psalm 83).
14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor [humble] of his people shall trust in it.
Trust only in God the Father and Messiah the Christ.
The Eternal God is jealous for his people, physical and spiritual Israel; and will deliver them quickly after they repent of apostatizing away from HIM!
This prophecy is about the physical nations, yet it is also an instructional allegory that those of the spiritual New Covenant people of God who go astray will also be strongly corrected until they sincerely repent and return to live by every Word of God.