Saturday, April 28, 2007

Isaiah 15 - Wrath Upon Moab

Wrath Upon Moab

Isa 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.

Zoar was the city Lot and his daughters escaped from, hiding in the mountains, before Lot's daughters committed incest with their father, and brought forth the child Moab, the father of the Moabites. God's judgment upon Moab, the encroaching army of Babylon. They fled to Zoar, which means a 3 year old heifer.

Isa 15:6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
Isa 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.

The beautiful green grass lands and the waters of Nimrim are dried up. The people are also desolate; fleeing with their belongings, refugees in a dry land.

Isa 15:8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim.
Isa 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.

No one will escape God's judgment; howling and the waters flowing with blood: those who escape, God will send lions upon them. It is the judgement of God.

Is this the God of our Lord Jesus Christ? Yes, the time of judgement had come upon Moab.

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Rom 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Rom 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Rom 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Escape the wrath of God by receiving him, believing His promises and serving him. We know at this hour that salvation from God's wrath is by coming to Jesus Christ. It is not a church or a system of religious beliefs. It is by God's Spirit we are saved. Ye must be born again.

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