Isaiah Chapter 18 – Chronological

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Isaiah 18

1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:

That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

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.

For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

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.

They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.

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  1. 4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    Thank you Jesus! He dwells in all of us!

  2. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.

    This speaks of the restoration of the Israel (church) at the return Jesus Christ.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  3. Verses 4-5 AMP “For this is what the Lord has said to me, “I will be quiet and I will look on from My dwelling place, Like shimmering heat above the sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” For before the harvest, when the blossom is over And the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the sprigs [without buds] with pruning knives, And [He will] remove and cut away the spreading branches.” In the VOICE version it says “At times God watches “behind the scenes” quietly, calmly. But when it is the right time, God knows where and how to act. Throughout history nations rise and fall, but God is as constant as the summer heat and the cool fall breezes. Many nations such as Ethiopia look for diplomatic solutions and alliances in the face of the Assyrian threat. But Isaiah counsels them to stand back and watch, for he knows what God is about to do. Before the harvest, that is, before the armed rebellion against Assyria is set to begin, God moves in, pruning, lopping, clearing, and preparing the world for a better day.” God’s got this! LIVE-GIVE JESUS²

    Hebrews 13:7-8 MSG says “Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself.”

  4. 3. All citizens of the world, every last inhabitant of the earth, pay attention! When you see a signal raised on the mountains, look! When the trumpets sound the alarm, listen!

    4. Because the Eternal told me, I am in control-calm and serene. I am watching quietly from where I dwell Just as surely as the heat shimmers in the blazing sun and the dewy mists cool the warmth of a harvest day. Voice

    God is in control – calm and serene!
    He is not panicked or even surprised by what is happening in the world today; not limited by time as we are, He already knew what was coming. So don’t let things get you down, but look, listen; stay alert; the God we serve is still in control and He has a plan!

  5. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

    One may be unable to travel more than a few mile in any U.S. city and not see a church. Even if someone does not have faith in God, they have been inundated with the fact that there is a population of people that have some kind of faith in the Word of God. There are many avenues that the Lord has made to attest to His existance, from creation to the inner wittness. It is all part of God’s plan to send out the message, cull the lost, rapture the saved, and create a new heaven and earth.

  6. Isaiah 18: 4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
    Prov. 15: 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and good.
    God See’s and Hears everything we say and do,there nothing you can hide.
    God is right here getting us ready for the harvest.
    Thank you Jesus.

  7. 3 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.

    4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    5 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.

    Ethiopia was a powerful land back then and they offer to help JUDAH but God refuse because He Is More Than Enough for Judah!!! They don’t need anyone’s help, they should b listening to God. He raise His banner and blow His trumpet. Are we ready to listen to God? Are we ready to follow Him once He blows the trumpet?? Or are we too busy looking for anyone else that we missed His call???
    The first answer to our problems should ALWAYS BE JESUS!! He is the only one that can solve it. Call upon the Lord, lean on Him for help.
    Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
    So why look to someone else?? Yes, Ethiopia was a strong powerful back then but God is greater!!! We need to stop with self reliance or worse running to others for help when all we need to do is call HIS NAME JESUS!!!! Do not wax His arm short!! Do not underestimate His power!!!

  8. 7 At that time, gifts will be brought to the LORD of heavenly forces from a tall and clean-shaven people and from a people feared near and far, a nation barbaric and oppressive, whose land the rivers divide, to the place of the name of the LORD of heavenly forces, to Mount Zion.
    Isaiah 18:7 CEB

    https://bible.com/bible/37/isa.18.7.CEB

    God will use whatever and whoever He wants for His Purpose. Sometimes it’s to being about mercy and salvation, sometimes it’s to bring about a hard discipline. So either way, these people that were feared warriors and oppressors. Yet the Lord speaks of them as bringing gifts. So God determined the place where the gifts were to be brought and He chose a people that others are terrified of.
    How many times has He used the “bottom of the Barrell” people to bring about His Will?? I love that I serve a God that doesn’t limit Himself and challenges us to push past “social norms”!!

    Let’s break the molds! Take off limits!! And live on those that are unlovable! In Jesus name!!

  9. 5 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.

    God’s timing is always perfect. Whether it’s the time of judgment or tired of rest. Trusting him in this timing can be somewhat tricky because our minds can only be wrapped around certain expectations of what we think is the right amount of time. But the more we trust in God and the closer we get to him the more we understand is design and how he perfects normally the things that concern us but in their due time

  10. 3 and ye inhabitants of the world and dwellers in the earth
    See yer, where he lifted up and ensign on the mountains
    And when he blows a trumpet, hear ye.
    ——-

    It says Ye inhabitants, all people….
    I didn’t know
    I didn’t see it
    I didn’t heart it
    No one told me
    I wasn’t there
    The written word of God has and will come to pass
    Evethi g at the appointed time.
    We’d better believe it.
    Hallelujah 🙌

  11. “Even before you begin your attack, while your plans are ripening like grapes, the Lord will cut off your new growth with pruning shears.
    He will snip off and discard your spreading branches. Your mighty army will be left dead in the fields for the mountain vultures and wild animals.
    The vultures will tear at the corpses all summer. The wild animals will gnaw at the bones all winter.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  12. 4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    Even in rest, the Lord see’s and knows all things. He is all powerful and mighty.

    Proverbs 15:3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.”

  13. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.

    Even though there is coming a day of war among all nations on earth, there will be time where those that didn’t accept Jesus Christ during the times of harvest will have one more chance to come unto the throne. This scripture states it very clearly that those that were terrible from the beginning will be accepted because they will finally accept Jesus Christ. In my mind the scripture tells us that there is going to be or it’s already here, a great falling away during the end time and eventually leads to a great carrying away of the church. But there will be some to be able to receive Jesus just before the trumpet sounds. Either way we need to preach the word of God and the truth to every creature, person, and so forth. We need to not hold our peace. It’s time to compel them to come to the house of God. It’s time to lift our voices.

  14. I love POFW! LIVEJESUSGIVEJESUS. In today’s reading I see a message of learning how to cut off our bad beginnings and go with God. He does not stress on it. When he is working on you, you become a beautiful and fresh new flower or plant. You are solid in the ground and beautifully groomed. Go with God all the way. God in creation, Jesus in redemption, Holy Ghost in us for living . One God for our perfection . How can we go wrong!

  15. Isaiah 18

    18 Woe(A) to the land of whirring wings[a]
    along the rivers of Cush,[b](B)
    2 which sends envoys(C) by sea
    in papyrus(D) boats over the water.
    Go, swift messengers,
    to a people tall and smooth-skinned,(E)
    to a people feared far and wide,
    an aggressive(F) nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers.(G)
    3 All you people of the world,(H)
    you who live on the earth,
    when a banner(I) is raised on the mountains,
    you will see it,
    and when a trumpet(J) sounds,
    you will hear it.

    Some Endtime prophets believe this is to be America destroyed and gone whether through destruction or the “rapture of the church “.
    There is a lot of controversy over this prophecy.
    Some believe that this prophecy has already taken place when American became a nation.
    Isaiah was prophesying many things and why specific names were not given about each nation in this chapter we do not know.
    We do know that Jesus is returning and we do know that destruction also is coming and the only answer is that what ever is coming we must be ready .
    There are 7 trumpets mentioned in Revelations again some believe and teach that all have been blown but 2 of those trumpets. Jesus gave explicit orders to the disciples about the prophecies when they asked Him about Israel and prophecy. I believe we too are to not fret over what has or has not taken place but do what Jesus commanded , yes the Endtime is here a d yes we gave a class on the Endtime events but the bottom line is souls being ready . Listen to what Jesus reply was to the disciples

    Acts 1

    6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

    7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

    8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

    It’s time to be about the Father’s Business
    Soul Business I’m sorry I have nothing new to say .

  16. Isaiah 18:4-5 & 7 (VOICE)
    4) Because the Eternal told me, I am in control – calm and serene. I am watching quietly from where I dwell Just as surely as the heat shimmers in the blazing sun and the dewy mists cool the warmth of a harvest day.
    5) For even before the harvest begins, when the buds bloom and the flowers make way for the ripening grapes, God will cut back their shoots with pruning shears, lop off and clear away the spreading branches.

    7) Then those terrifying peoples — the lank and smooth from far away, from the land divided by rivers, powerful and domineering — Will honor the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, with gifts. These proud people will bring them to Mount Zion, where the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, has placed His special name.

    GOD Is In Control.
    GOD Is Always Watching.
    In HIS timing, HE knows what to do and how to do it, and in the end, HE will receive All the HONOR due to HIS Name.

  17. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus2
    Isa 18:3 All you people of the world, everyone who lives on the earth—when I raise my battle flag on the mountain, look! When I blow the ram’s horn, listen!

    This is not only talking about judgment that is about to fall upon the Egyptians of this day, but if you look closely you will see this as a prophetic picture of the soon returning Jesus.

    the Bible describes the coming back of Jesus with the shout of a trumpet and he’s going to plant his feet on the Mount of Olives! Boom

  18. 3 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.

    4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

  19. In this chapter holds Isaiahs words concerning Egypt then as throughout the Old Testament era a world power. Isaiah rejects the efforts of envoys from Cush (the vast area along the upper Nile) to ally with Judah against Assyria calling on them to return and watch what God does. Then they will acknowledge the Lords sovereignty by bringing Him gifts.

  20. LIVE – GIVE JESUS2
    FOCUS

    3 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.

    The prophet gives some important instructions for us to heed. “SEE YE” when you see the signs and hear the trumpet. It will be time to GO.

    The world and even our lives are filled with distractions, challenges, problems, temptations and entertainment all to distract us from our desire and effort to FOCUS on JESUS and HIS Kingdom.

    I saw the optometrist on Monday and realized how challenging and frustrating it is to focus on some ill arranged letters on the wall. Read the smallest line possible she says. At first look and thought, I said nay, nay I can’t make a letter out, then she said can you see any letter. With another concerted effort to focus on a letter, I was able to see several.

    Lesson learned, when things are confusing or unrecognizable, we need to slow down or stop and FOCUS on JESUS and HIS Kingdom for a clearer VISION to see what HE is doing.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  21. MSG – 4-6 For here’s what God told me:

    “I’m not going to say anything,
    but simply look on from where I live,
    Quiet as warmth that comes from the sun,
    silent as dew during harvest.”
    And then, just before harvest, after the blossom
    has turned into a maturing grape,
    He’ll step in and prune back the new shoots,
    ruthlessly hack off all the growing branches.
    He’ll leave them piled on the ground
    for birds and animals to feed on—
    Fodder for the summering birds,
    fodder for the wintering animals.

    7 Then tribute will be brought to God-of-the-Angel-Armies,
    brought from this people tall and handsome,
    This people once held in respect everywhere,
    this people once mighty and merciless,
    From the land crisscrossed with rivers,
    to Mount Zion, God’s place.

    Romans 14:11 – For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

    One of these days things will come to a screeching halt. For every knee is gonna bow from their high places and confess. This world may think they are proud and powerful now, but when that day comes, everything changes in just a word or movement of the hand of the Lord.

    It is better to meet a merciful God now, than a God of judgement on the other side. It’s better to humble ourselves now while the Lord can be found.

  22. “All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, When a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it! When a trumpet is blown, you will hear it!”
    ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭18:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    There’s coming a day that the whole earth will see Jesus and know that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim is He Lord forever! He is coming soon.

    “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:9-11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    “For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭14:11-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  23. “All you people of the world, everyone who lives on the earth— when I raise my battle flag on the mountain, look! When I blow the ram’s horn, listen!”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    God is soon to come but will you be ready? This is a warning of his coming and what will happen. Time is winding down and it is time that we stop playing around and reevaluate ourselves and make sure we are ready when he comes. It’s time to get serious because god is serious and when he returns he is coming for the church.

  24. 3All you people of the world, everyone who lives on the earth—when I raise my battle flag on the mountain, look! When I blow the ram’s horn, listen!

    Signals and signs are used all the time to send messages to people, troops and workers. But when we hear the trumpet of the Lord, what a sweet sound that will be to all Christians. Knowing God, has come for his people. A day of celebration!

  25. 3 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.

    We must see the signs now and know the trumpet will soon sound and when it sounds, we must be ready to go. No matter what may be going on in this land, we must keep our eyes on the prize and on leaving with Him!

  26. 5 “Even before you begin your attack, while your plans are ripening like grapes…” NLT

    The Lord knows the thoughts of your heart, He knows thoughts before they even become actions!

  27. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.

    This, no doubt, is a prohpecy of Ethiopia recieving the gospel of Jesus. When Phillip met the Ethiopian eunoch out in the desert, after the eunoch had been to Jerusalem. The eunoch brought the message of salvation back to Ethiopia and a great church was established in Ethiopia.

  28. 5 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.

    :Here the Lord informs his people how he would act toward those of their adversaries, for whom he had prepared this great slaughter. He compares them to a vine, which, after it hath sent forth its buds, then its flowers, and the flowers the sour grapes, which too were beginning to ripen, is suddenly stripped of its shoots and branches by the pruning-hook of the vine-dresser, who leaves them, burdened with grapes, a prey to the fowls of heaven, and the beasts of the earth.

    God is in control of this world and he knows everything.

  29. Gods word is like a trumpet! His word holds power and Volume! Gods word is a weapon and a defense!

    3 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 the people of this world open up their ears to the trumpet of the word they will begin to dance and rejoice!

  30. “All you people of the world, everyone who lives on the earth— when I raise my battle flag on the mountain, look! When I blow the ram’s horn, listen! For the Lord has told me this: “I will watch quietly from my dwelling place— as quietly as the heat rises on a summer day, or as the morning dew forms during the harvest.” Even before you begin your attack, while your plans are ripening like grapes, the Lord will cut off your new growth with pruning shears. He will snip off and discard your spreading branches. Your mighty army will be left dead in the fields for the mountain vultures and wild animals. The vultures will tear at the corpses all summer. The wild animals will gnaw at the bones all winter.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:3-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    If God wanted to muster an army against Assyria, He would have raised a banner or sounded a trumpet. He is fully able to do it and would do it when the time is right.

  31. Isaiah 18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifted up a banner on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

    We cannot now understand, but which will appear at the great day of his coming, when he will bring every work into judgment, and reward every man according to his works.

    We must be ready and keep working in His kingdom!

  32. “For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:4‬ ‭KJV

    Nowadays people in/out of the church think that they may have all the time In the world to sit around and play games with the LORD JESUS. Well not much time is left. For the LORD JESUS cometh quickly! We have been warned many times, that truly no one can say ‘Lord I didn’t know.’
    When the LORD JESUS CHRIST comes he’s coming back with a vengeance. As for me, I must be right within and with other people.
    Don’t be deceived by the what goes on outside in our nation. But stand firm on His word, in Jesus Name!

    Hallelujah 🔥🙏🙌🙌

    “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:11-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  33. Isaiah 18:4
    For the lord has told me this: “I will watch quietly from my dwelling place— as quietly as the heat rises on a summer day, or as the morning dew forms during the harvest.”

    Psalms 121:5-6
    [5]The lord himself watches over you! The lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
    [6]The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.

  34. Isaiah 18

    3 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.

    God is coming, are you ready? We do not know the day or the time. We must prepare now.

  35. Description
    Isaiah 18 is the eighteenth chapter of the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet Isaiah, and is one of the Books of the Prophets.

  36. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.

    Everyone will have the chance to come to Jesus let us not wait until the very end to trun to him let us come to him now freely

  37. All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, When a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it! When a trumpet is blown, you will hear it!
    Isaiah 18:3 AMP

    A time is coming when every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord. And all will be a witness of this. We must live ready. We must keep the fire burning and our lamps filled with oil. He is coming.

  38. 5 For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away.
    6 They shall all of them be left to the birds of prey of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth. And the birds of prey will summer on them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

    God prunes off what is need to be cut off and clears away what is needed before the harvest. It is fine in anticipation of the harvest. For the purpose of it also giving from in time for the harvest.

    There are things that need to be cleared away for the harvest comes. So God prunes, the only problem is that it has to CUT is in the process. But it is all fine with the purpose to make us fruitful.

  39. 3 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.

    4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest

    Everything belongs to God. Nothing happens unless he allows it to happen. Don’t mistake his quietness for approval, be in a instance he can cast judgment down and change favorable outcome into and unfavorable outcome on those who choose to turn their ways from his ways.

  40. Maybe he’s not watching??

    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:3-6‬ ‭MSG

    “For here’s what GOD told me: “I’m not going to say anything, but simply look on from where I live, Quiet as warmth that comes from the sun, silent as dew during harvest.” And then, just before harvest, after the blossom has turned into a maturing grape, He’ll step in and prune back the new shoots, ruthlessly hack off all the growing branches. He’ll leave them piled on the ground for birds and animals to feed on…

    Just because we don’t see God acting on something right now, doesn’t mean he’s not watching. It is grace that God watches and doesn’t act so quickly but there comes a time when he’s had enough and he did what only he can do. I pray that we correct ourselves before God has to do it.

  41. Isa 18:3 All you people of the world, everyone who lives on the earth—when I raise my battle flag on the mountain, look! When I blow the ram’s horn, listen!

    Raise the battle flag! Daily we are fighting to live a life that represents Jesus that at His return He finds us exspanding His kingdom. I want to be ready when He comes.

  42. “that sends ambassadors in swift boats down the river. Go, swift messengers! Take a message to a tall, smooth-skinned people, who are feared far and wide for their conquests and destruction, and whose land is divided by rivers.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This chapter screamed encouragement to me. We shouldn’t worry about how others who aren’t living truth seem more successful than we are. We have a God who will fight for us. He is our help and our shield. We must remember our reward is Jesus!

  43. “Even before you begin your attack, while your plans are ripening like grapes, the Lord will cut off your new growth with pruning shears. He will snip off and discard your spreading branches.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Everything happens in the plans of the Lord. God knows all and sees all, even before it may happen. As the Lord speaks it happens. Our whole life is planned by the Lord, he knows all your mistakes and all your goods. There is nothing you can hide from the Lord. I pray tonight that we change our ways that before we take an action before we say something that we go to the Lord even if it may take time for you to see the answer be patient and do as God says. Let us make our hearts and minds of the Lord and his spirit, let us be of good and spread his light and word. As we walk in faith with God our enemies fall. Make God the center of your life.

  44. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

    A nation scattered is what the enemy longs to see. We cannot allow him to continue to tear families apart. As the children of God we must take a stand. Our focus should be on God and he will show us the way.

  45. 6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

    The day of judgment is coming soon. We should stand by His word at all times and follow what it says. There’s no time to have second thoughts cause we are going in the right direction if we are with Him! I pray tonight that we follow His word and are preparing our hearts, souls, minds, and spirits for this day of judgment!!!

  46. 4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    Sometimes we have to stop doing for others, and let them learn the hard way. As a parent this is not the fun part, when you have warned and warned, and tried to help, even to the point of doing for them, but we have to let them learn for themselves…

  47. “All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    The day will come when the Lord will sound the trumpets and we will be caught in the clouds with Him to be judged on rather or not we did His works like He asked of us, some of us will hear, “well done my good and faithful servant” while others will hear “depart from me I never knew you” and will be cast into darkness.

  48. iLove the blog the extra mile
    Proverbs 22:24 “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go”

    Y’all who don’t have friends, y’all ever thought that maybe if you don’t have friends you might be too angry… We need the Joy of the Lord and we will have more friends

  49. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

    The nation we live in is hurt and damaged, it’s up to us to show them the God that can heal their brokenness.

  50. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

    The nation we live in is hurt and damaged, it’s up to us to show them the God that can heal their brokenness.

  51. ‘Even before you begin your attack, while your plans are ripening like grapes, the Lord will cut off your new growth with pruning shears. He will snip off and discard your spreading branches.’

    Isaiah 18:5 NLT

    The Lord is Mighty in battle He will never lose for He reigns forever victorious. God is in control He the author and the finisher of everyone’s faith and life. God knows our tribulation and sorrow He knows it all and He Has made a way trust in the Lord for He is the way the truth and the life and is triumphant.

  52. Isaiah Chapter 18

    1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
    This could be referring to America. Dan 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Dan 7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.

    I do not think at present we represent America of the past but we are still sending thousands of people to other country’s in fact I said good by over a friend who was going on a mission trip to South America when she was boarding there were other groups were going to the same country and to different city’s. This is happening all year long. We sent out the majority of the missionary’s to other country’s I think that England sent many missionary’s also. Now many country’s are sending us missionary’s because we need to rehear the Gospel that we may wake up to our responsibilities.
    The verse states that it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. I believe it again was America.
    In world war one and two we had Uncle Sam was a poster. We are the only Nation that I know of that defeated nations and helped to rebuild them. Japan and Germany were defeated and we helped to restore them.

    After the war the UN allowed the Nation of Israel to possess their home Land and we have helped them trough out the years. We still support Israel today.

    7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.

    Going to the future Israel as a nation will become the number one Nation of the Earth and peoples will come and go to the hills of Mount Zion Jerusalem. Some have said that the nation of Israel is forever doomed because of the death of Jesus. This is not so because the twelve tribes of Israel come back in revelations 144,000 persons of which is 12,000 persons per tribe. This is the millennium It also states that the final world war will surround the area of Jerusalem both Christian Jews and Christian Gentiles alike will be their. and then raptured before the world and the planets will be set on fire.

    I believe in the one new man both Jews and Gentiles
    See Ephesians 2:5-22 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

    2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

    2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

    2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

    2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

    2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

    2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

    2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

    2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

    2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

    2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

    2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

    2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

    2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

  53. “Even before you begin your attack, while your plans are ripening like grapes, the Lord will cut off your new growth with pruning shears. He will snip off and discard your spreading branches. Your mighty army will be left dead in the fields for the mountain vultures and wild animals. The vultures will tear at the corpses all summer. The wild animals will gnaw at the bones all winter.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭18:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    I can’t imagine how long or hard they tried to prepare for their enemy. It didn’t matter though, it didn’t matter if they prepared for 10 weeks or 10 years if the Lord said he would cut them off then that’s what He’s gonna do. No one can prepare themselves against the will of the Lord. If God says it then that’s what’s gonna happen

  54. 3 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.
    4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

    We know not the day or the hour the Lord is coming – but regardless, what’s most important is salvation. We must save ourselves and we must reach the lost. If we Live and Give Jesus, we can accomplish both of those!

  55. 3 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.
    4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
    5 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.

    God knows when we are ready! “. . . the harvest, . . . bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he . . . cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and . . . cut down the branches.” We are all ready in our own time. He knows when the time is right for us to blossom and move to the next level. So, don’t be discouraged in your life when you feel you are not yet where you thought you would be in life, of in your ministry. You just aren’t ready yet! He knows when you are ready! He knows when the time is right for you to bloom and take the next step!

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