Because Turkey, Syria, Jordan, the Palestinians and the Arab States will have allied themselves with the now rising New Federal Europe; when that European entity attacks Asia in its third year, the armies of Asia will flood through the Middle East.
Isaiah 15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off. 15:3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly. 15:4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
The armies from the East and North [Asia] will sweep down through Jordan [Moab and Ammon] on their way to Jerusalem to confront the last redoubt of the leaders of the New Europe.
15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
Moab will flee like a heifer avoiding her owner; as the armies of the North and East [Asia] eat up the produce of the land like locusts.
15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing. 15:7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows. 15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
The Asian armies will take all the food and water in the land for their numbers, because of the difficulties of bringing supplies from Asia.
15:9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
The waters that are not taken will be polluted with the enormous numbers of dead, and those that escape will be chased by “the young lions” of the armies of Asia.
Isaiah 16:1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter [latter day descendants of] of Zion.
The remnant of Moab and Ammon [modern Jordan] will sincerely repent and seek God after being brought down to become a very small people by the invaders from Asia; then they shall seek unto the Lamb of God the Messiah when he comes.
16:2 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.
The latter day descendants of Moab [modern Jordan] will have no rest when the men of Asia come through their land.
16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. 16:4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for [until] the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Moab [modern Jordan] is asked by Jesus Christ to hide God’s faithful who have been cast out of the assemblies because of their zeal for God, in a place prepared of God for his zealous faithful: A place of refuge from the storm of tribulation.
Moab [modern Jordan] will initially agree to do so but when the tribulation begins they will change their minds (Rev 12:15)
16:5 And in mercy shall the throne [of David] be established: and he [the resurrected David] shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
Messiah the Lamb of God shall be established as King of kings over all the earth, and the resurrected David will rule a united Israel and all the surrounding nations under Jesus Christ; their rule will be established by the justice, truth, mercy and the righteousness of every Word of God.
16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
Moab [modern Jordan] is very proud and like all the proud including today’s Spiritual Ekklesia they will be humbled.
16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab [mourn over his plight], every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.
Moab shall be afflicted for his pride and the leaders of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia will also be afflicted for their pride; for God is just and is no respecter of persons.
16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea. 16:9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease. 16:11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
The armies of Asia will despoil Moab [modern Jordan].
16:12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
Moab will begin to pray, but he will not be delivered.
16:13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. 16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
The New Federal Europe will attack Asia in its third year, sometime AFTER two complete years and in the third year. Then the armies of Asia will respond against Europe and roll into the Middle East.
Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Syria will survive today’s strife although in a greatly weakened state; then Syria will rejoice at the fall of Judah and will become an ally of the king of the north, the now rising New Federal Europe. Then the New Federal Europe will attack Asia and the armies of Asia will flood over Syria and from there into Jordan as chapter 16 describes.
17:2 The cities [villages] of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
After the coming of Christ the desolated villages and countryside of Syria will become pasturage for flocks.
Isaiah 17:3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
After Messiah the Christ comes he will be the defense of Ephraim and Israel and a resurrected king David will rule a united Israel Judah and dominate an autonomous Syria, Jordan and Turkey.
17:4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn [grain], and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
During God’s correction the glory of Jacob [Judah and the nations of Israel] shall be greatly diminished and very few people will remain. Yet, some of Judah and Israel and of Syria and the surrounding nations will be left alive; and they will repent with a whole heart and look to their Creator.
17:6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel. 17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
A few men will be left like the remains of the harvest left in a field for gleaning.
During the 42 month tribulation the Spiritual Ekklesia of the New Covenant will sincerely repent from looking to their idols of men and false teachings and after the resurrection and coming of Christ all humanity will likewise repent.
17:8 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. 17:9 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.
The residue of Damascus and Syria will sincerely repent and turn to live by every Word of God when their land has been destroyed by the Asian armies.
Speaking of all heresies; God is NO respecter of persons, and all those who set up idols, false doctrines and false traditions will see their false ways destroyed by the Almighty.
The correction of today’s Spiritually Called Out will be very severe
17:10 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 [because today’s Spiritual Ekklesia takes God’s Word and and try to graft false teachings to it]: 17:11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest [of our wicked mixture of good and evil] shall be a heap [come to nothing] in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
We will be corrected by a righteously angry and just LORD for all our sins, to humble us and bring us to sincere repentance for forgetting the Word of our God and for doing what is right in our own eyes.
17:12 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! 17:13 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.
The New Federal Europe [Babylon the Great] will be used by God to correct us; and Babylon will then be softened up by the many waters of a flood of armies from Asia and the armies of Europe and Asia will both be destroyed by the coming of Christ.
17:14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
Sub Saharan Africa
Isaiah 18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
The tribulation will crush the pride of all humanity around the world; there is NO place of refuge except in a passionate zeal to live by every Word of God! Even the nations of Ethiopia and southern Africa will be corrected and will turn to live by every Word of God.
Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
If we truly loved God we would seek to please him and live by every Word of God (Deu 5:32, Deu 17:20, Deu 28:14)!
Isaiah 18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters [down the Nile], saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers [by rivers of armies] have spoiled!
When he comes repentant peoples from around the world will send ambassadors with gifts and pledges of fealty to the King of kings at Jerusalem.
When far distant lands are corrected and repent, they will send ambassadors to the returned remnant of Judah and Israel and to the King of kings when he comes!
18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
Let all the earth repent and rally to Adonai Nissi; the Lord our Banner of Salvation!
Let all peoples of the earth hear him and cleave to him and to the righteousness of every Word of God! Let the millennial Sabbath of rest be pleasant and filled with the peace of faithful zeal for every Word of God!
After the tribulation when all people are repentant, they will look to the banner of the righteousness of learning and keeping of all the doctrines [teachings] and Word of God our Father in heaven and his Mighty One who will establish his throne in Jerusalem!
18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
After he has destroyed wickedness and rebellion against God out of the earth; the rule of the Messiah will be pleasant and a sweet perfume of peace.
18:5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. 18:6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer [feast] upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
The earth shall be pruned in the tribulation so that it bring forth much fruit during the millennial Sabbath of peace.
18:7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled [sternly corrected and deeply humbled], and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers [of armies] have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
When Christ comes with his resurrected chosen to rule; a sincerely repentant Israel and Judah shall be gathered unto him in their ancient land and all the nations of the earth will sincerely repent turning to live by every Word of God. Then all nations will send delegations to worship God at Jerusalem.