Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Joy or Terror? Isaiah 33:14-19

Joy or Terror?

Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

When Jesus the Messiah returns to Jerusalem, it will be good news for those seeking him by faith, but bad news for the stiff necked religious hypocrites. These are the false teachers and the Jesus haters, the antichrist people. Antichrist, the beast will be cast into the Lake of Fire.

Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Isa 33:15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
Isa 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

The righteous are those who have trusted in the blood of Jesus and are forgiven of sins. They are known by their good works. They are not as the hypocrites who claim to be of God, but are enemies in their spirit and their work only brings strife and debate. The saved of Jesus shall be known by their work; they will welcome his return. They shall abide in the rock of ages, (Mat 7:25) eat of the bread of life ( John 6:35) and out of their innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38)

Isa 33:17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

The righteous shall see the king when he returns and shall see heaven. First the millennial kingdom and then the celestial city. The New Jerusalem, descending from heaven.

Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Isa 33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
Isa 33:19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

The religious hypocrite will be in terror. He cannot trust in the scribes, or the treasurers money or the towers for refuge or help.They will not see a fierce people, like the Assyrians, with stammering unknown tongues. They shall meet the righteous Lord, the judge of sinners and the salvation of those who trust in him.

Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth 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.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Will you be glad when Jesus comes or will you cry out in terror?

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