Question 482

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? I am curious about Isaiah 13:5-10 any answer?

Isaiah 13:5-10 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. (6) Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. (7) Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: (8) And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. (9) Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. (10) For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.


This group of verses are dealing in particular with the Battle Of Armageddon that takes place at the end of the Seven Year Tribulation period.

Verse 5 – 10 are descriptive of what I believe to be Nuclear war.

The words “Far Country” in V5 is in reference to all the Unsaved that will gather themselves together (Lead by the anti christ) to do battle with the Lord Jesus Christ and all his saints (Christians) who come back from heaven to setup and establish the One thousand year earthly reign of Christ. – Revelation 19:19

(19) And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

The word WEAPONS is speaking of in my belief “Nuclear bombs” that will be used.

Consider Zechariah 14:12…

And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

UNTIL man discovered how to split the atom in 1917 and later the detonation of the FIRST Atomic Bomb on July 16, 1945 bible students and teachers alike had little understanding how a Person’s Flesh, Eyes, and Tongue could consume away instantly.

I believe Zechariah 14:12 DESCRIBES the effects of a Nuclear explosion, The two Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) 1945 GAVE REALITY to this fact.

In V8 the words “their faces shall be as flames” is descriptive of Nuclear Fallout and exposure to EXCESSIVE amounts of radiation, again both Hiroshima and Nagasaki GAVE PROOF of the damaging effects of radiation poisoning.

V10 describes Nuclear debris in the sky. The mushroom cloud from a nuclear bomb can extend up many miles and as in the case of the Atomic bomb detonated on Hiroshima that mushroom cloud rose up to more than 60,000 feet (over 11 miles) above the city which
coupling with the air currents at that great height could easily block out the light from the Sun, Moon, and Stars etc.

In Conclusion:

These recorded COMING prophetic events are both a warning to the unsaved person to take heed to what WILL happen and a thrill to the Christian to see in detail from scripture the future, pre-described, before it ever happens! It certainly fulfills what the Holy Spirit had Isaiah write in Chapter 42, Verses 8 and 9…

(8) I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (9) Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

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