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Wednesday, August 19 2015
Isaiah 62: What Comes After The End Of The World?
Like all of the prophets, Isaiah was given to see beyond "the end of the world" that Satan's perverted influence has made - to a restoration of the Paradise that Earth was created and intended to be
The term (as it is translated from the original Hebrew and Greek of the Holy Scriptures) "the end of the world" has two meanings in the Holy Bible. The first simply means the most-distant point on Earth from anyone's own location on Earth.
"19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof." (Psalm 19:3-6 KJV)
The prophet Isaiah used the term with both applied meanings - everywhere on Earth, and the end of the corrupt world that has existed since man became a sinner and turned Paradise into the planet of fools with man-made countries and religions (see Iniquity In History And Prophecy and The History Of Idolatry).
"62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken." (Isaiah 62:10-12 KJV)
It was from the writings of the prophets, and their personal teaching by the Greatest Prophet when He was born as the Messiah, that the disciples, soon to become apostles ("disciple" means student; "apostle" means someone sent to deliver), asked their famous question. Notice carefully that "the end of the world" meant the end of evil in the world, not a destruction of the planet itself. The "end of the world" means the in-due-time restoration of Paradise - the Earth as it was originally created and intended (see also What Does Earth Mean? and What Did Jesus Christ Prophesy About Earth?).
"24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matthew 24:3 KJV)
The Messiah then detailed the spectacular events of "the end of the world" - and how it will be completed when the Messiah returns to re-establish Paradise on Earth (see the Fact Finder question below).
"24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
The time of physical and spiritual darkness will then end forever. The "let there be Light" return of the Messiah will begin the re-establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth (see The First And Last Nation). It will never again be occupied by sinners, but rather inhabited by the "born again" children of God (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?) who choose to be there by means of their repentance and obedience to the LORD (see Which Tree Will You Pick Fruit From?).
"24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Like all of the prophets (e.g. see Job's Prophecy Of The Resurrection and David's Resurrection Prophecy), Isaiah was given to see beyond "the end of the world" that Satan's influence has made - to the restoration of the everywhere Paradise of Earth.
"62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. 62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. 62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Fact Finder: What Christian Holy Days specifically portray and prophesy the return of the Messiah, the removal of Satan and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth?
This Day In History, August 19
14: Octavian, later known as Augustus, the first Roman Emperor and adopted son of Julius Caesar, died (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars). Augustus was the Emperor at the time of the Messiah's birth ("2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed" Luke 2:1 KJV). Augustus was succeeded by Tiberius, who was the Caesar at the time of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ (see also Whatever Happened To Those Romans?). The photo shows a sculpture of Octavian / Augustus as he actually looked in his lifetime when he was recorded in the Scriptures.
1099: The Church of Rome's armies of the First Crusade defeated the Saracens (a European term for Muslims) at the Battle of Ascalon, one month after they had captured Jerusalem (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad; also A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions and The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).
1477: Maximilian I, son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III, married Mary of Burgundy and acquired the Burgundian possessions in the Netherlands and France (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1504: The Battle of Knockdoe in Ireland; the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) against the Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds.
1561: Mary Queen of Scots arrived in Scotland to assume the throne after spending 13 years in France.
1587 Sigismund III, son of John of Sweden, was elected King of Poland.
1612: Three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, known as the "Samlesbury witches," were put on trial for witchcraft. It became one of the most famous witch trials in English history (see also What Is Sorcery?).
1666: During the Second Anglo-Dutch War, Rear Admiral Robert Holmes led a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships. The foray later became known as "Holmes's Bonfire."
1692: During the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials, a woman and four men, including a clergyman, were executed after being convicted of witchcraft (see also What Is Sorcery?).
1768: The Saint Isaac's Cathedral was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1861: The first ascent of Weisshorn, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
1880: French acrobat Blondin walked a tightrope across Niagara Falls with his manager on his back.
1919: Afghanistan was granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
1934: Adolf Hitler became "der Fuehrer" of Germany after nearly 90% of voters gave him their support (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1942: The Dieppe Raid. During the Second World War, 4,963 Canadian and 1,075 British commandos, 50 U.S. Army Rangers, and 20 inter-Allied commandos launched a coastal attack on the heavily fortified German-held Dieppe. Of the 6,108 troops involved, only about 2,500 returned. The rest were killed or captured. Although the mission was a disaster, the lessons learned from it contributed to the success of the D-Day Normandy invasion that followed 2 years later.
1953: During the "Cold War" between Western fascism and Eastern communism, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Britain's MI6 ("Military Intelligence, Section 6") helped to overthrow the Soviet-allied government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and installed the puppet-dictator Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah was later overthrown by Muslim extremists who turned Iran into an Islamic theocracy (see also When Iran Had A Christian King and How Hadassah Of Benjamin Became The Queen Of Persia).
1953: Israel's parliament conferred Israeli citizenship posthumously on all Jews killed by the Nazis during the years of the Holocaust (1933-45) in Europe (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).
1954: The U.S. Congress approved a bill outlawing the Communist Party.
1960: U.S. U-2 (a high-altitude spy plane) pilot Francis Gary Powers, who had been shot down by the Russians, was sentenced by a Moscow court to 10 years for espionage. He was later set free in exchange for a Russian spy who had been captured in New York.
1989: Polish President Wojciech Jaruzelski nominated Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister of Poland in 42 years.
1991: The government of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev was temporarily overthrown by a military coup.
2003: A Hamas terrorist suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem killed 23 Israelis, 7 of them children.
2009: Terrorist bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, killed 101 people and injured 565 others (see also The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq).