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(America Is in Prophecy)
Read Isaiah 18 Completely
There Are Four Countries not One
America Is the Main Country
Messengers Attack America
The Attack Happens in the Future
America Brings a Present to the Lord
Where Is the Land of Cush?
From Where Do the Messengers Come?
Avoid the Tragedy
We Can Still Save Some Lives
Jesus Is the Messiah
Isaiah 18 and the Future of America
The Destruction In Isaiah 18 Happens In The Future
All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
When will this happen? When has the whole world ever seen and heard something? It has not done so yet. It is not clear what the ensign is in verse 3 neither is the sounding of the trumpet clearly identified. This has not happened to date but for the whole world to see and hear it will have to be significant. There are only a few things of great significance that might happen before the rapture. One is the tragedy coming to Gaza and the Philistines found in Isaiah 14:28-32. Another is the destruction of Damascus in Isaiah 17. Also, if the invasion of Israel described in Ezekiel 38 and 39 came before the rapture it would be significant. In addition, when the anti-Christ signs or confirms a covenant with many as mentioned in Daniel 9:27 it may be globally seen and heard. There may be more events like this. Most likely these terrible things will happen after the rapture. The wars may be seen indirectly through TV and the internet but the rapture will be a first hand event. Of the coming great and dreadful things to happen, the rapture is the event we know of that is best described by this. Jesus was a sign or ensign to the nations. We, as his followers, are an ensign to the world. We will be lifted up to heaven. The word used for lifted up is nasa (naw-saw’) (Strong’s word 5375) which is a primitive root; meaning to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absol. and rel. (as follows):--accept, advance, arise, (able to, (armor), suffer to) bear(-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honorable (+ man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, X needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, + swear, take (away, up), X utterly, wear, yield. We are not forgiven or pardoned at the rapture but the Christians will be raptured because they are forgiven. They will be lifted up and fetched.
A trumpet will sound for the whole world to hear. When this prophecy was given, trumpets were used for several things. One was to gather the congregation together (Numbers 10:7). When the rapture comes, the congregation will be gathered. In the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25 the cry at midnight said, "Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." All the virgins heard the cry. Five virgins were prepared and were accepted. Five were foolish and when they came later they were told, "Verily I say unto you, I know you not." Jesus will say "I know you not" to the unbelievers. The five foolish virgins were unbelievers. They heard the cry at midnight as well. When the rapture comes as a thief in the night, all of the world will hear about it. The rapture may be the time when this event happens. Another global event in the tribulation is the death of two of God's witnesses in Jerusalem. Revelation 11:1-13 tells us they prophesy for 1,260 days. When they are killed verse 10 says, "And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth." The whole world will see and hear what happens to these men.
For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
In the northern hemisphere grapes blossom around April. The earliest harvest grapes used in sparkling wines can occur in late August or early September. Other harvesting occurs through September and into October. Sometime during this period Isaiah 18 will be fulfilled. This could refer to the rapture occurring at this time. The vine and branches that Jesus mentioned at the last supper refer to Jesus and his followers who are removed from the world at the rapture.
Romans 11 shows that unbelievers were pruned off and the Christian believers were grafted in. When the rapture occurs the vine will be cut off from the world.
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