Summary: The word of the Lord. How can a man deliver an unpopular message to the world? Does he, sugar coat it or just tell the truth?
The Late Great, Planet Earth pt. 2. The word of the Lord. How can a man deliver an unpopular message to the world? Does he, sugar coat it or just tell the truth? Many of the prophets of God must have wrestled with this question but realized that Gods will, would be accomplished, so they just wrote the facts as they were given. That is the way to deliver an unpopular message, strait out. Mic 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
Isa 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. [Isa_2:10,Isa_2:21; Jer_16:16; Hos_10:8; Mic_7:17; Luk_23:30; Heb_11:38; Rev_6:15, Rev_9:6] (Fausset) [Dragon. Jackal; wild dog. Jer_14:6, "dragons" "snuffing up the wind" is translated by Henderson jackals; rather the great boas and python serpents are meant, which raise their body vertically ten or twelve feet high, surveying the neighborhood above the bushes, while with open jaws they drink in the air. They were made types of the deluge and all destructive agencies; hence the dragon temples are placed near water in Asia, Africa, and Britain, e.g. that of Abury in Wiltshire. The ark is often associated with it, as the preserver from the waters. The dragon temples are serpentine in form; dragon standards were used in Egypt and Babylon, and among the widely-scattered Celts.]
Jer_51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for DRAGONS, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant. Isa 8:22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness. The word ”they’ in scripture mainly speaks of mankind in prophecy. Isa 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.”the earth shall remove out of her place’ is speaking of the axis rotation that the earth is presently on, the earth will be put on a vertical axis, hence the great earthquakes and destruction. Isa 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste [Isa 24:1 -
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maketh the: Isa_1:7-9, Isa_5:6, Isa_6:11, Isa_6:12, Isa_7:17-25, Isa_27:10, Isa_32:13, Isa_32:14, Isa_42:15; Jer_4:7; Eze_5:14, Eze_6:6, Eze_12:20, Eze_24:11, Eze_35:14; Nah_2:10; Luk_21:24
], and turneth it upside down,[Isa_29:16] and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. Isa 24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.[ Jer_8:4, Jer_25:27; Dan_11:19; Amo_8:14; Zec_5:5-8; Rev_18:21] The question that mostly arrises is this, ”Will the Earth be completely Destroyed as spoken of in Revelations, Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.? Let look at these next verses for the answer,; Isa 32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; Isa 34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up forever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever. Jer 7:7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, forever and ever. Jer 31:40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever. Joe 3:20 But Judah shall dwell forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. Forever; For everlasting time; eternally. At all times; incessantly. Rev 21:1 as well as other passages from the scripture are spiritual meanings. The former will pass away never to be brought back to mind. Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Is this verse speaking of a city or the people of the city, the Bride of Christ? [a new: Rev_21:5; Isa_65:17-19, Isa_66:22; 2Pe_3:13
for: Rev_20:11] All of this is a matter of interpretation depending on whom you ask. But we must remember that when God makes a covenant it will be fulfilled. That is where I believe that the earth will be destroyed but not as many believe. The things that are offensive to God, the unrighteousness and sin will be burnt up along with mankind that refuse to believe, Armageddon will take place, multitudes will be killed, but the earth will last forever according to the covenants made by God. This earth will pass away, her fortunes, her attitudes, her sins, her way of life. Need more ? Zec 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.