[color=000033]Just for starters, Isaiah 17.Of course, it was originally for Israel and Damascus, but is also relevant to the Church in these days, and the doctrine of the faithful remnant.[/color]Isaiah 17Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and cno one will make them afraid.3 dThe fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel, Says the Lord of hosts.4 In that day it shall come to pass [u]That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean[/u].5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. 6 [u]Yet gleaning grapes will be left in it,[/u] Like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches, Says the LORD God of Israel.7 In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.8 [u]He will not look to the altars, The work of his hands[/u]; He will not respect what his fingers have made, Nor the wooden images nor the incense altars.9 In that day his [u]strong cities will be as a forsaken bough[/u] And an uppermost branch, Which they left because of the children of Israel; And [u]there will be desolation[/u].10 [u]Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation,[/u] And have not been mindful of the Rock of your stronghold, Therefore you will plant pleasant plants And set out foreign seedlings;11 In the day you will make your plant to grow, And in the morning you will make your seed to flourish; But [u]the harvest will be a heap of ruins In the day of grief and desperate sorrow.[/u]12 Woe to the multitude of many people Who make a noise like the roar of the seas, And to the rushing of nations That make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!13 The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;[u]But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away[/u], And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.14 Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no more. [u]This is the portion of those who plunder us, And the lot of those who rob us.[/u][color=000099] Damascus = silent is the sackcloth weaver. Aroer = ruinsEphraim = double ash-heap: I shall be doubly fruitful.I found it very significant that the root of "Ephraim" can mean both fruitful and ash heap.To bring (as usual) a bit of Biology to this, there are some plants in areas where "bush fires" are common, that cannot germinate without ash form a recent fire.Malachi: "He shall purify the sons of Levi..."1Corinthians 3[/color] 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, owhich is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each ones work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because [u]it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each ones work, of what sort it is[/u]...[color=000099] The remnant will be strong in the Lord, but it won't be an easy time.Jeannette [/color]
Dear Jeannette,We only began to hear about Damascas last year on the news. Even [u]our[/u] Secretary of Defense slipped in there last year. She was popping around with a [u]UN resolution[/u] that she read from [u]Jerusalem[/u] after going to [u]Rome[/u] first.Damascus has never been a total ruinuous heap, yet.Israel's eyes are back on Syria. The BBC is good for blurbing out focal points. We just need to connect the dots first and those focal points will jump out from off of the News.In order to connect 'all' the underlined dots, one must understand the plan and implications of proclaiming - "Jerusalem The International City" and who's for or against it, etc.. I'll leave that up to you to paste that into google sometime.Anyhow, Is. 17 just precedes or goes hand-in-hand with Ezek. 38.Yes, I believe we are on the cusp. That's why I wanted to wait to reply. But now that I know that others are feeling 'something' too, as of today's other postings around the board, I felt it was time to bump!This prophecy in Is and Eze 38 is not "the Day" spoken of in 1Corth.. "That" Day you've posted is the Day of His Return.These wars we're on the heels of, will usher in the psuedo-savior. Only research connects the dots here, again.Hope you have research time. My people perish for a lack of knowledge ... knowing the times. "The remnant will be strong in the Lord, but it won't be an easy time." amen!Thank you Jeanette.
Just read this, but no time to do much research at the moment, spend hours on the 'puter already, when I should be doing housework or something!Still pondering about your 2Kings 22, but not sure about response - even forget which thread it was now! (the one on women teaaching?)It's my age, Dear! :-P
Aww, that's a bunch of popcorn. And to think a woman your age would use such a Smilie. HA !Sorry about your time restraints, cuz you have it all over me on presenting issues ... and age hasn't a thing to do with it. It's brain cells or in my case, however few are left after brain eating diseases take over and 'other things'.Yup, pondered 2kings22 myself way before I posted it. :-DHey, those were very wise men in that chapter.Maybe we'll talk "prophecy" some other time then.With God's help.Annie
It's one of the reasons I pick up canned and dried stuff on every market visit to put away, 'just in case'.And it's why I started a thread on Gog and Magog a few weeks ago.There are some interesting corrolaries, considering that Hamas just took over Gaza, and Syria has started talkin' trash at the Israeli's, not to mention that maniac in Iran.Still, the end times are here, because Israel is. Other than that, we'll have to wait and see.And just think, Jeanette and Annie, of all the Messianic or Completed Jews accumulating all over the place. After all, the whole Torah and the Prophets are still read in the synagogues yearly, aren't they?Hopefully, there will be less of a remnant left over all, but not for the expected reasons.And wouldn't that be grand!Blessings,Forrest