Updated: May 28
I make you hear new things, hidden things, and you did not know them… They are created now: But I knew that you would act deceitfully, and they would call you a rebel from birth.
Why do you spend your wages for what does not satisfy? They all look to their own way, everyone for his own gain… Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns Evil becomes a prey!
Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. We were looking for light, but behold, darkness is coming…
There is no peace for the wicked, says the Lord. This is what is purposed against the whole Earth:
Hell, from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming… The moon will be disgraced and the sun ashamed; for the Lord of hosts will reign on Mount Zion.
It shall come to pass in that Day, that the Lord will punish on high, the host of exalted ones; and on the Earth, the kings of the Earth. He will make the Earth split open, He will make it reel to and fro like a drunkard, and totter like a hut: Its transgression shall be heavy upon it, it will fall, and not rise again…
Watchman, what of the night? They are filled with eastern ways; they are ‘soothsayers’ - Strong’s Hebrew 6049: “anan” – they practice ‘magic’… Their land is full of silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is also full of idols, they worship the work of their own hands!
In my hearing the Lord of hosts revealed: My people will go into captivity…
For the Day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty. In that Day, a man will cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, to go into the clefts of the rocks, away from the terror of the Lord when He arises to shake the Earth mightily!
The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters… Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings! Hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure… Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand: For God is with us!
You have said: We have made a Covenant with Death, and with Hell; when the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us! Your Covenant with Death will be annulled, and your agreement with Hell will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it…
My people have children as their oppressors, and women rule over them… As the daughters of Zion are haughty, the Lord will strike with a scab the crown of their head. Instead of a sash, there will be a rope; and instead of beauty, there will be ‘branding’ - Strong’s Hebrew 3587: “ki”, כִּי - and in that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name!
Wail, for the Day of the Lord is at hand! He will lift-up a banner to the nations from afar: If one looks to the land, behold, darkness… The Lord of hosts musters the army for battle: They come from the end of Heaven! And they will be afraid: They will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames… The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine…
How you are fallen from Heaven, O ‘Lucifer’ – Strong’s 1966: ‘helel’ – ‘shining one’ - son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will be like the Most-High. Yet you shall be brought down to Hell, to the lowest depths of the Pit…
Woe to those who call Evil: Good, and Good: Evil! Your first father sinned, and your ‘mediators’ – וּמְלִיצֶ֖יךָ – Strong’s Hebrew 3887: ‘interpreters’ - have transgressed against Me…
Woe to him who strives with his Maker! A deceived heart has turned him aside; and he cannot deliver his soul, nor say: Is there not a lie in my right hand? You have trusted in your wickedness; you have said: No one sees me; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart: I Am, and there is no one else besides me. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you! They shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame…
Sever yourselves from such a man, whose breath is in his nostrils: For of what account is he? The prophet who teaches lies: It is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations…
Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a ‘Sign’ – א֑וֹת – Strong’s Hebrew 226: ‘prodigy’, ‘evidence’ - it would not be a prodigious Sign if the woman had given birth in the natural way - Behold, the young woman shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel – אֵֽל׃ – Strong’s Hebrew 6005: 'God is with us!'
Who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? ‘Seal’ – Strong’s 2856: ‘Mark’, חָתַם – this ‘testimony’ – Hebrew: ‘teudah’ - among my disciples…
Come now and let us reason together! says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool!
It shall come to pass in that Day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to ‘recover’ – Strong’s Hebrew 7069: לִקְנ֖וֹת – ‘by purchase’ - the remnant of His people who are left! I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins: Return to Me, for I have ‘redeemed’ you - גְאַלְתִּֽיךָ׃ - Strong’s Hebrew 1350: ‘acted as kinsman’ toward you. Therefore, with joy you will draw water from the wells of ‘Salvation’! – הַיְשׁוּעָֽה׃ - (hay·šū·‘āh)
I will pour My ‘Spirit’ - רוּחִי֙ (rū·ḥî) – Strong’s Hebrew 7307: ‘Wind’, ‘breath’, ‘life’ - on your descendants!
The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those who turn from transgression, says the Lord. This is My Covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth!
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of Death, upon them a light has shined: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry out, nor raise His voice: A bruised reed, He will not break; and smoking flax, He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for Truth.
I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My Salvation to the ends of the Earth!
Thus, says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One: From the beginning, I was there. And now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound! The Lord has called Me from the womb: He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; and made Me a polished ‘shaft’ – Strong’s Hebrew 2671: ‘arrow’ - לְחֵ֣ץ - in His quiver, He has hidden Me… The Lord God has opened My ear; and I was not rebellious: I gave My back to those who struck Me…
Just as many were astonished, as His face was marred more than any man, and His appearance more than the sons of men: Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and be very high!
He grew up before Him as a tender plant; He had no comeliness; and when we saw Him, there was no beauty that we should desire Him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him…
He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted… But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed!
All we like sheep had gone astray; we had turned, everyone, to our own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all: He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter… Who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people, He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked - but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him: When He makes His soul an offering for sin, the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand! He poured out His soul unto death, as He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Who has declared from the beginning, that we may know? Or beforehand, so we could say, 'He was right'?
And when they say to you: Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter, should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? Search from the Book of the Lord and read: Not one of these shall fail; not one shall lack her mate. For His mouth has commanded it, and His Spirit has gathered them.
I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me! In that Day, a Man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel: He will not look to the altars, the work of his hands; he will not respect what his fingers have made, nor the ‘wooden images’ – Strong’s Hebrew 842: וְהָאֲשֵׁרִ֖ים - ‘images of Asherah, a Phoenician goddess’ - nor the ‘incense altars’ – Strong’s Hebrew 2553: ‘sun-pillars’ – וְהָחַמָּנִֽים׃
Heaven is My throne, and Earth is My footstool: What kind – אֵי־ - of house will you build Me? The Lord Himself will give you a sign: He will swallow up Death forever!
The Light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day… On the land of my people will come up thorns and briers, until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field! And the inhabitant will not say: I am sick, for the people will be forgiven their iniquity!
The one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child! And dust shall be the serpent’s food… The wolf shall dwell with the lamb! In that Day, it shall come to pass that he who remains in Jerusalem will be called Holy: Everyone who is recorded among the Living! Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns; they shall call them the Holy people, the Redeemed of the Lord!
The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon give light to you; but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God will be your glory!