By: Robert Serreyn
Question? To whom is Isaiah 16:1-5 is speaking to?
Isaiah 16:1-5 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. (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. (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. (4) Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. (5) And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
This prophecy is speaking of the surviving Jews that escape alive from the attack of the Anti-Christ (satan) to hide in the city known as Petra.
Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains (Petra).
SADLY many churches have adopted the FALSE Replacement Theology (also called Preterism) belief in which ALL the promises and prophecies CONCERNING the Nation of Israel are either IGNORED or “Placed upon the Church”.
In Zechariah Chapter 13, Verses 8, & 9 states that the Anti Christ WILL KILL Two Thirds(2/3rds) of ALL living Jews AFTER he declares himself to be Jesus Christ (God) during the last three and a half (3-1/2) years of the Seven year Tribulation period.
The Anti Christ breaks his covenant with the Nation of Israel and DEMANDS to be worshiped as God and those that don’t he seeks to kill.
Zechariah 13:8-9 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts (2/3rds) therein shall be cut off and die (of ALL living Jews) (; but the third (1/3rd) shall be left therein. (9) And I will bring the third part (1/3rd of the remaing alive) through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Daniel 9:27 And he (Anti Christ) shall confirm the covenant with many (The Nation Of Israel) for one week (7 years): and in the midst (3-1/2 years) of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation (the Temple sacrifices) to cease (stop), and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation (the Anti Christ declare himself to be God ), spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (the Temple), (whoso readeth, let him understand.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Without a long indepth look into Isaiah 16:1-5 lets just get the high lites of these verses.
SEND THE LAMB: The Lamb is Jesus Christ, theses surviving Jews ARE LOOKING for Christ to meet them in Petra where they are hiding.
LAND OF SELA: The Hebrew word for SELA is “CELA” and it means ROCK or “Petra in this case
BIRD CAST OUT OF THE NEST: Just like a bird thrown out of its nest the Nation of Israel is forced to “Run for their Lives” when the Anti Christ breaks his covenant with them, demands to be worshipped as God and seeks to kill as many of them as possiable.
TAKE COUNSEL, EXECUTE JUDGEMENT: The Jews WHO are looking for Christ to return (his second coming) to take them back to their HomeLand are WANTING Christ to place judgement UPON the anti christ that has been seeking to kill them.
HIDE THE OUTCAST: The “OutCast” are the fleeing Jews where they run to hide in the City of RocK known as Petra
SPOILER AND EXTORTIONER: The Anti Christ
THE THRONE, THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID: This WILL BE the Temple that the Lord Jesus Christ WILL RULE from (judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness) for a thousand years here on earth from Jerusalem.
Psalms 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
Psalms 76:2 In Salem also is his (God / Jesus Christ) tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
Psalms 2:6 Yet have I set my king (Jesus Christ) upon my holy hill of Zion (Jerusalem).
Psalms 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Revelation 20:4,6 (4) And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
The Nation of Israel ARE God’s CHOSEN PEOPLE and he will ensure those that believe (Trust Christ as their saviour and payment alone for their sins) their well being and safety.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Psalms 135:4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
Exodus 19:5-6 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: (6) And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins. The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH