Isaiah 2:17 “And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.”
The phrase “in that day”, has been used over 70 times in the Bible. The implication has been one of prophecy, revelation of things to come, or an indictment. My interest is one of revelation, meaning, looking into the grand spectrum of events that will preclude a major spiritual event on earth. There are so many signs in this world, it’s hard to keep track of all the events that reveal the urgency of the hour. These evil days in which we live are ushering in a new era, an era where the Lord will reign on earth and evil will see its end. There is so much in God’s Word regarding last days events, I thought I’d focus on one aspect of end times revelation, an indicator that says, “pay attention”, the Lord is in control, these will happen in His timing.
The reference in Isaiah is one that brings hope. While many want to exalt themselves, their party, or their position, we see that only One will be exalted when the day of the Lord arrives…and it won’t be mankind.
- Amos 8:3,9,13, 9:11
- Isaiah 2:11,17,20, 3:7,18, 4:1,2, 5:30, 7:18,20,21,23, 10:20,27, 11:10,11, 12:1,4, 17:4,7,9, 19:16,18,19,21,23,24, 20:6, 22:8,20,25, 24:21, 25:9, 26:1, 27:1,2,12,13, 28:5, 29:18, 30:23, 31:7, 52:6
- Jeremiah 4:9, 30:8, 48:41, 49:22,26, 50:30
- Ezekiel 38:14,18
- Hosea 1:5, 2:16,18,21
- Joel 3:18
- Obadiah 8
- Micah 2:4, 4:6, 5:10, 7:12
- Zechariah 2:11, 3:10
- Luke 6:23
- John 16:23,26
The message for this day as it pertains to the Lord:
*the LORD alone will be exalted
*On that day the LORD will whistle
*On that day the Lord will use a razor
*On that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples. The nations will seek Him, and His place of rest will be glorious.
*On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover the remnant.
*When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, He will send them a savior and defender to rescue them.
*The LORD will make Himself known to Egypt, and on that day Egypt will acknowledge the LORD.
*In that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven above and the kings of the earth below.
*In that day the LORD will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, O Israelites, will be gathered one by one. And in that day a great ram’s horn will sound, and those who were perishing in Assyria will come forth with those who were exiles in Egypt. And they will worship the LORD on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.
*And it shall be, in that day,”
Says the Lord,
“That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’
And no longer call Me ‘My Master,’
*Will I not in that day,” says the Lord,
“Even destroy the wise men from Edom,
And understanding from the mountains of Esau?
*On that day,” declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the outcast, even those whom I have afflicted.
*On that day many nations will join themselves to the LORD, and they will become My people. I will dwell among you, and you will know that the LORD of Hosts has sent Me to you. And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem. 13Be silent before the LORD, all people, for He has roused Himself from His holy dwelling.”
A Revelation of blessing:
*And it will come to pass in that day That the mountains shall drip with new wine, The hills shall flow with milk, And all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; A fountain shall flow from the house of the LORD And water the Valley of Acacias.
*2Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For their fathers treated the prophets in the same way
*In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you
This Day of the Lord, is one where we see God’s recompense of the proud and honor of the righteous. His reward will be great, whether it is a reward for righteousness or a reward for unrighteousness, the magnitude of God’s hand moving carries heavy weight.
*In that day the hearts of Edom’s mighty men will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
*My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.7All who found them devoured them, and their enemies said, We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the LORD, their true pasture, the LORD, the hope of their fathers.’
*Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets, and all her warriors will be silenced in that day,” declares the LORD.
~This reminder that God will have His vengeance is a solemn reminder that our actions, the things we say, and the bitterness of our hearts are not without consequence. To those who live outside the grace of God, the trouble that lies ahead is more than they can imagine.~
Jeremiah 50:31-32 “Behold, I am against you,
O most haughty one!” says the Lord God of hosts;
“For your day has come,
The time that I will punish you.
The most proud shall stumble and fall,
And no one will raise him up;
I will kindle a fire in his cities,
And it will devour all around him.”
~Those who exalt themselves are lead by a cruel master, Satan has perfected his position of pride and his followers follow suite. Fists of defiance raised in the air, rebellion, rage, we see all of this today. Those who need to justify themselves by destroying all they can has had the opposite effect than what was hoped for~
Those who follow Christ take a different path…
Isaiah 51:6 “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, And look on the earth beneath. For the heavens will vanish away like smoke, The earth will grow old like a garment, And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished.”
Who are those that are in the camp of the righteous, who is it that delights in His salvation?
Matthew 5:3-10 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
**The camp of the righteous embodies the attributes of our Savior. They reflect repentance, reliance on God’s strength, they seek after His Truth, they reflect love, holiness, gentleness, and a steadfast spirit. God’s people reflect Christ. The Spirit of God manifests His glory through those who submit to His Spirit.
We live in a day of great peril. The darkness is overtaking every facet of society. Many in the church have been hamstrung by fear, separation and in some cases cultural compromise. We see evil refusing to hide since the veil of false righteousness has been lifted. Abortion advocates are not shy in promoting the murder of unborn and now premature living babies, we see the advocacy of child abuse in warping the identity of boys and girls, the twisting of marriage and the hatred of all that is pure and holy.
These thoughts can be a dark shadow for those who have no hope. For those who hope in the Lord, it should be a time of anxious anticipation.
Matthew 24:7-24 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines,pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
We are witnessing tribulation of believers the world over. China has progressively become more Anti-christian, Turkey has been Radicalizing their Muslim faith upon all who oppose it, Anti-semitism is spreading across the globe, in America, the radical left is attempting to demonize people of faith.
Israel’s 3rd temple has been pre-fabricated, the blueprints drawn up, the temple artifacts assembled and the Sanhedrin has been reinstituted. All of the Orthodox Jews that have been moving forward in the rebuilding of the temple are waiting for a “sign from God”. The sign I believe that will usher in this new age will be the rediscovery of the Ark of the covenant.
The imminence of Christ’s return awaits for nothing. The Ezekiel 38 war is on the horizon. The armies that will clash in this Great War are forming and this historic event will be the precursor to ushering in the anti-Christ.
We must be ready for Christ’s return my friends. If we are to be prepared, if we take the high calling of God with the seriousness that His glory demands we must lay aside all that hinders and put on all the righteousness He has clothed us with. As John the Baptist once decried, “prepare the way of the Lord”, we must likewise tell it to the world.
2 Peter 3:10 “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”
That day will be a day in which all who have ever hoped in, will be rewarded. The Lord is not slow as some count slowness to be but He is patient with you, not desiring that any should perish. Be patient and live like you live for eternity, the reward will be worth the wait.
I hope to see you all there!