Sunday January 20, 2013

In yesterday’s post we showed God’s definition of his word as fire. Then we showed where it would be started, in the church of the one that despised his spiritual birthright. And that verse ended with the complete destruction of those in that church. We think this to be the spiritual slaughtering, not literal, spoken of in Ezekiel 9.

Next we have another verse dealing with this subject.

And the light of Israel shall be for a fire,
and       his Holy One                         for a flame:
and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;  Isaiah 10:17

There are several points found here. First we have a couple of definitions.
The light of Israel = his Holy One and fire = flame.

Then we are told that, it, shall burn and devour. So burn = devour, which is quite similar to Obadiah 1:18, making a perfect harmony between the two and it makes good sense.

Next we have, his thorns, his briers, making these equal with the peg word, his. Also on this point it is important to look carefully at each word in the subject text. This leads us to a further discovery of truth in the hidden treasure.

    For while they      be folden together as thorns,
    and while they are drunken                 as drunkards,
    they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.  Nahum 1:10

Note the parallelisms in the text. Now note the word, devoured, a form of the word, devour. We are on target and still in perfect harmony, making good sense. With a look back to yesterday’s post we discover Esau being defined as stubble! Suddenly we have another prophecy pointing out the same event, in perfect harmony, making good sense! It’s beautiful!

The last phrase “in one day” needs some consideration. Is this one literal day? or is it a year? God does not leave it to chance. He tells us.

I saw that they were correct in their reckoning of the prophetic periods. Prophetic time closed in 1844. p. 148, Para. 1, [1SG ].

Time can no longer be interpreted using the year for a day definition. This is the correct understanding of Revelation 10:16.

   And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

We therefore take this term to mean either one literal day, or a indefinite period of time. The latter probably being the most correct application.

God Bless your Study

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