Saturday, April 14, 2007

Isaiah 14 - Babylon Bittern

Babylon Bittern

Isa 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

All the other kings live in self glory. in comfort and in luxory, but not the king of Babylon at his time of destruction.

Isa 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.

He will not even have a decent burial, even as for a common man. His body will lay exposed to desecration and decay. Contrast this to the body of our Lord Jesus.

Psa 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

No corruption for Jesus, instead he is brought back to life by the power of God and is at the right hand of God. Here is the difference between the servants of Lucifer...death and corruption; and the redeemed of the Lord Jesus Christ: life more abundant and eternal life.

Isa 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 king of Babylon will not have a decent burial, but he will join them in hell.

Isa 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.
Isa 14:10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

God will punish evildoers and the children of evil doers: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

Deu 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Deu 7:10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

Isa 14:21 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.
Isa 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.

The Babylonian dynasty shall end with Belshazzar; his descendants will not continue as he was. God does ordain the destruction of evil nations; soldiers in battle do the will of God. America, repent and return to your protection. No nation will survive that is evil and that seeks after idols and false other gods.

Isa 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.

The land will be desolate with pools of water. Some translate the word bittern as a porcupine, but bittern also refers to a type of Heron, which would be more suited to the pools. This is interesting to me, knowing that the herons are shy and prefer to be alone near the pools. So Babylon would be uninhabited. Picture busy New York City or Los Angeles, with no buildings and a quiet place for herons.

Isa 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:

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Amen, and it is our desire to be in favor with the LORD, to do His will and walk in His ways.

Psa 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

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