Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jesus Shall Reign

Isa 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Isa 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

When Jesus returns to reign for a thousand years, creation will be restored to how it was before the fall of Adam and Eve. There will be no flesh eating animals.

Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Isa 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
The cockatrice, or the serpents den, shall be safe for a child; they no longer threaten with a poisonous bite.

There is no repentance for the devil. Where is the devil?

Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Isa 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Even the creation shall benefit by the righteous reign of the Messiah.

Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Imagine how it will be, to live on a restored earth with peace? We shall return with the king to rule and to reign with him.

2 Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Another Deliverance

Isa 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

In that day, when Jesus, the root of Jesse, returns to earth to be king. He shall stand as an ensign, a banner to be drawn to.

Song 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Gentiles shall seek him and his rest is glorious.

Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Isa 60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Heb 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Heb 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Heb 3:10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
Heb 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Isa 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Isa 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

The first time was the deliverance from Egypt.

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Mark 13:27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Messiah's kingdom

Isa 11:13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

When Jesus is King in Jerusalem, there will be no more conflict between Israel and Judah. They will be one nation under the rule of Jesus.

Isa 11:14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

The traditional enemies would be punished. No evil shall stand before the Lord.

Isa 11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

The tongue, the Gulf of Suez shall be dried up and easily crossed. Their shoes will not even get wet or muddy.

Isa 11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

There will be no obstacles to the remnant people of God who come to the land of Israel. The final gathering will be when Jesus returns to earth with the saints in glorified bodies. We shall rule and reign with him as Kings and priests. There will be human beings who have trusted Jesus Christ as savior living in the nations. Because the devil shall be bound for a thousand years, Jesus shall bring peace on earth and keep the peace. After the thousand years, the devil is loosed on earth again. Those who were born and are alive on earth shall make a final choice; to follow Jesus or to folow the devil in rebellion. Because of the old Adamic sin nature, many will choose to rebel against God and follow the devil in rebellion and be destroyed. The LORD gives us a choice: life in Jesus or the lake of fire with the devil. Keep the faith and stay with Jesus for it will be heaven for you and for me.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Branch

Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

Isa 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was born a lowly servant to take our sins to the cross, yet he is the eternal Son of God, the eternal Spiritual Son of God, born of a virgin and the descendant of king David. Out of Jesse, the father of king David a branch shall grow out of his roots. The tree that has been a dormant stump for 600 years, shall bring forth a new living branch, the Lord Jesus Christ. God keeps His promises, in His time. He shall come again, and he shall rule and reign from Jerusalem.

Two other prophets spoke of the Branch who would come.

Jer 33:14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
Jer 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Zec 6:12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
Zec 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

Isa 11:2 And 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;

The Spirit of God shall rest on him; their are seven qualities of this one Spirit:

the Spirit of the Lord,
the spirit of wisdom
and understanding,
the spirit of counsel,
and might,
the spirit of knowledge
and the fear of the LORD.

This passage is behind the term the sevenfold Spirit of God used in Revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5 and 5:6. It isn't that there are seven different spirits of God, rather the Spirit of the LORD has these characteristics, and He has them all in fullness and perfection.(Guzik)

Jesus put aside his Godhead, which had all of these qualities and took upon himself the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that Jesus has given to us to do the work of God.

Phil 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Phil 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Phil 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

He put on the Spirit of God, that has the qualities of God, the same Spirit that is available to us. The Spirit of God is also the Spirit of Jesus. If we are Spirit filled, we are filled with the presence of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of God, connects us to the Father and the Son, we are spiritual adopted sons of God. We may ask and receive wisdom, understanding, good advice, power to do his will, knowledge and the fear of the LORD. The world does not honor and fear the LORD, because they have not His Spirit.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Righteous Judgement

Isa 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

John 5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
John 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

John 7:28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
John 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.

John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
John 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

Isa 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Isa 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

The girdle or belt gathers up and holds a garment together in one place. In Christ Jesus he shall be secured with righteousness, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The reins are used to guide a horse. Jesus is guided by the faithful word of God. God is faithful and we serve a faithful Lord.

Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

It is wonderful, how the LORD speaks to us the same truth from several prophets and servants, by the Spirit of truth. The word of God is true, no other place is there consistent truth, cover to cover as in the Holy Bible. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit we are able to see the wonderful word of God. Those who say the Bible is just another book, have not the Spirit of God. As Jesus did all things by the Spirit of God, so shall we. As he is righteous, so we are in Him, the righteous adopted children of God. If we sin we by the Spirit confess our sins and we are restored. We are to be faithful to his word as he is faithful. This also means we are to be faithful to our word, if we promise to do something we must keep that promise. Of course we are not to make promises that are offensive to God or to man. We are connected to the Branch and in him we are to bring glory to God.

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Remnant Shall Return

Remnant, from the Hebrew shear: the rest, remnant, remainder

Isa 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

A remnant of Israel and Judah, would trust the Lord and serve him. They no longer would put their trust in Assyria. Can a nation be saved by giving bribes? King Ahaz of Judah, tried this.

2 Ki 16:8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

Are alliances made with gifts? Judah had become as the enemy, seeking pleasures and false gods. Would not God chastise his wayward son? A merciful God offers comfort and a remnant of the children of the house of Jacob would return to him.

Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Isa 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

Remember Isaiah's son was named Shearjashubas, meaning, a remnant shall return, an illustration to King Ahaz.

Isa 7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
Isa 7:4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted...

The remnant shall repent, be converted, believing in the coming Messiah and trust in God.

Isa 10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

This small remnant will overflow with righteousness.

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Isa 10:23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.

Most of the unrighteous would be consumed, destroyed and the righteous remnant shall be set free. Many of the prophecies have a double fulfillment, then and in the future reign of Christ. God shall always preserve a remnant of His people. When people turn from the truth, it is a sign of evil and of coming Judgment.

2 Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2 Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Choose who you will serve, for a dividing is taking place. Will you be of the remnant by faith in Jesus and God the Father? Isaiah named his son as a reminder that"a remnant shall return." God the Father called his son Jesus, savior and Immanuel, God with us. The Remnant shall return to Immanual; God With Us. The true people of God, though few, shall return to God. These are the holy spiritual seed that will bring forth a good harvest of souls.

In the time of Noah, a remnant, only Noahs family were saved. The age that we live in is as the time of Noah.

Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Luke 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Luke 17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Luke 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Are you with Christ Jesus or against him? This is no time to have a divided heart.The world may cast you away as something of no worth, but Jesus will never leave you. Stay close to Jesus and know that you are a part of the Remnant.

Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?Mat 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Lot's wife looked back, for she loved the world more than God. She became a pillar of salt? Will we be the obedient Remnant salt of the earth?

Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Prince of Peace

Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

This is similar to Isaiah 60:1:

Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

and Mat 4:16

Mat 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Out of the darkness, a light will arise. In the region of Galilee the Savior will come. Jesus spent most of his ministry near the Sea of Galilee. God would bless this region: the first to be invaded and the first to see the Messiah.

Joy in the Messiah

Isa 9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Thou, Messiah, looking to the future of his coming to Galilee with great numbers following him.

Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

They bring joy before thee as at a feast of harvest or at the time of victory when the treasures of the enemy are divided.

Isa 9:4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Gideon defeats the Midianites

Judg 7:20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
Judg 7:21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
Judg 7:22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

As Gideon broke the pitchers, Jesus would break the yoke of sin.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Isa 9:5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

The broken pitchers and trumpets brought confusion to the enemy.

James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.


Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.


Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.


1 Cor 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

The Names of Jesus

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

A prophecy concerning Jesus Christ, spoken 700 years before he came. Here is a wonderful list of the names of Jesus. A child is born, not an angel; God is now, I AM. The child is born by faith 700 years before he was born. By faith we believe the report that he was born over 2000 years ago, and is the Living Word of God, come into a human body. When he returns again he shall rule the nations.

A Governor

Mat 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
Mat 2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
Mat 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

King of Kings

Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

His name shall be called Wonderful;

Psa 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.


Jer 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father:

Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Jesus is not the Father, but is one with Him.

John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

The Prince of Peace.

Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Jesus shall reign forever

Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophecy that an everlasting king would come from David's lineage.

Psa 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

2 Sam 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

Psa 72:11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. God came in a man; Jesus shall reign, forever, amen.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Prepare for the Invasion

Isa 8:11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
Isa 8:12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

The LORD, Adonai, spoke to Isaiah, warning him to not live the way these people do. Do not regard as an alliance what this people calls an alliance and don't fear what they fear, nor you be so afraid as they.

Isa 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

Isa 8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Consecrate the LORD. Let Him be the object of your fear and awe.

Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Isa 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Jer 17:12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
Jer 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

But for both houses of Israel, He shall be a stumbling stone and a rock of offence; a trap and a snare.

Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Isa 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

Many of the people shall stumble and fall and be captured.

Prepare by Waiting on the LORD

Isa 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Wrap up this document, and share it's contents with those who listen to my teaching. The word of God is to be shared, but some will refuse to hear.

Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Isa 8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

I will wait for Adonai, who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob, yes, I will look for Him.

Psa 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Jer 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

When not sure, wait on the LORD, seek His face. By doing so, he will show you things and be with you as you go forth.

Isa 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

Meanwhile, I and the children Adonai has given me, shall be for signs and wonders from the LORD of hosts, living on Mount Zion.

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

Keep speaking the Word of life, even with opposition and God will add to this, signs and wonders.

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Prepare by seeking light, not darkness

Isa 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

Being concerned about the coming invasion, why seek the occult? Why seek the darkness and the dead for the help of the living? Is not LORD the God of your help? Is he not the God of the living?

Mark 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

Psa 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

You have the law and the testimony, the word of God and the stories in the Bible. If you have any truth or light in you, rely on these.

Jesus spoke of God's law and the prophets.

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Isa 8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

They walk past the word of life, with no hunger for it. When the need comes and they become hungry for help and wisdom, they worry and are upset, crying and complaining, because they did not hunger for God's truth. They curse those in authority and they blame God for their problems.

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.

They see the troubles on the earth and rather than seeking God, they are driven to darkness. Dark despair, depression, false religion, and evil thoughts. If we are not careful, we too can fall into this worldly way of responding.

Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

1 Pet 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Keep going and keep the faith.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Observe the Signs

False honor

Isa 7:10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
Isa 7:11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Speaking through Isaiah, the LORD had promised to deliver Judah if Ahaz trusted in Him. Now he gives Ahaz an open door: ask for a sign to prove me and I will give it to you. This is the way the old testament Jews sought for proof.

1 Cor 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

There should not be a need for a sign, but because of Ahaz' unbelief, God was willing to give him a sign. Is God showing us a sign or signs today?

The Jewish leaders asked for signs from Jesus too.

Mat 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
Mat 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;...

Mark 8:11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
Mark 8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Isa 7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

Oh how spiritual this sounds; but is disobeying God a spiritual thing? What a hypocrite; he never intended to obey God. A liar will say anything to make himself look good, but we must see what he does. His fruit follows him showing what he really believes.

Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

So many we witness to, pretend to want to know answers about God, but in truth they are just playing a game. They have already made up their mind, not believing or even blaming God, instead of coming to Him and obeying Him. God gave His Son, to redeem us from death and hell; yet many smugly refuse this, thinking themselves as clever, while trusting in lesser gods.

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

2 Cor 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Jer 19:15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.

It is never clever or wise to disobey God. Hear him, study his word, pray and obey your God. Do not be as Ahaz, refusing His offer of deliverance. Ahaz was an idolater.

Sign of Immanuel

Isa 7:13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

Hear ye now, pay attention King Ahaz and also Judah, the house of David. Your unbelief wears out men, but will you make God weary too? Unbelief grieves the Holy Spirit of God.

Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

In our Internet chat rooms, negative unbelief or even worse false god worship, grieves the Holy Spirit. It cannot be allowed to continue, for it leads to division and strife.

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

You would not ask for a sign, but you and the house of David will be given a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Praise God! Through Isaiah, God speaks to the future coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was spoken some 700 years before he came, describing a miracle birth; a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son. Also the name is given; Emmanuel, God with us.

Mat 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Mat 1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

This is a very important sign, given in the face of unbelief. Faith would be required to receive this promise. Faith that would mean salvation. Salvation is by faith in Emmanuel (Jesus), then and now.

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Isa 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

There was no evil in Jesus, the son of God. He was the light and truth of the world.

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Psa 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

"...that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good."

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Isa 7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

Before the coming of Immanuel, the land that you defile, king Ahaz, the land that God established for righteousness, you have turned into wicked idolatry. The land of Israel and Judah shall have both her kings removed. The kings and people would be removed to Babylon, only a remnant remaining. Your salvation will depart because you did not trust in the God of your people and Immanuel who shall come.

The LORD had offered Ahaz deliverance, if he would trust in him. Instead of receiving from the LORD Ahaz chose his own path, which resulted in destruction. Do we put our own plans ahead of God? In Christ we are in God's will; being yoked together with Christ, he carries our burdens and leads the way. If we break loose on our own, it will result in chaos. Follow the signs of God, the virgin birth, the cross and the resurrection. Observe the signs around you as the end is drawing near. It is no time to be walking in our own understanding, but a time to draw near to God and to yield to the direction of the mind of Christ.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Vineyard

Isa 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
God sings to his beloved, a song and a parable. The vineyard planted in a very fruitful Hill. God's people planted in Jerusalem, were his beloved.
Isa 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

God protected Jerusalem and it's people, the place was given the choicest word of God; the law and the prophets. The people were to share the word of God and bring forth fruit. There should have been an abundance of good fruit, but instead they brought forth wild grapes. They went to a different seed, the seed of false gods and false beliefs. We have wild grapes in our park. They are small with one big seed very little juice. The birds love them, but they are not the quality of the grapes in a vineyard.

Isa 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
Isa 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

God provided the seed of his word, His presence was in the temple and yet the people willfully disobeyed him. God does not force people to serve him. What more could he do? The fruit was wild, inferior, as if God had not planted his seed on fertile ground. The people behaved like pagans in the midst of Gods blessings and provision for them. America fits this description; we are ripe for judgment.

Protection removed

Isa 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
Isa 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

Psa 80:15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Psa 80:16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
Psa 80:17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
Psa 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
Psa 80:19 Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Woe to a people who have rejected the covering of God! He will remove the hedge, his protection, the forces of evil will intrude it's borders. The vineyard shall be eaten up, the people pillaged and destroyed. The wall of protection, the defenses of the country shall be compromised, the enemy will come and destroy.

The people of God in a sinful nation.

Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Psa 25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

Many discouraged children of God wish the LORD would stop pruning, stop digging, stop watering. Those things may be hard, but it is even worse when the LORD stops doing them. (Guzik)

Isa 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Justice and righteousness had left the city of Jerusalem. God was forced to withdraw from them. They would not repent, so they must reap the fruit of their doings. They did not want God in their lives, so God removes his protection from them.

1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

When we leave God, the lion comes to devour. If we draw close to God and resist the lion, he will flee.

Woe Unto Them

Isa 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

Dragging sin along with them, burdened by it but not wanting to let go in repentance. Often those who are full of iniquity and fear, resort to alcohol or other things and reject the counsel of God's word.

Psa 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Psa 94:5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
Psa 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Psa 94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
Psa 94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Psa 94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
Psa 94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
Psa 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Isa 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

Where is God? Make speed to judge us, if there is a God? In defiance they call upon God...If I have sinned strike me dead? See, I am still standing, where is this God?

2 Pet 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2 Pet 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2 Pet 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2 Pet 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
2 Pet 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

As in our land, evil is being called good and good evil. They have lost God's holy judgment. They call darkness good: sorcery and witchcraft is accepted and good is called evil. The Bible is outlawed and not taught in schools. Perversion is being taught along with tolerance of sinful ways. The way of the Lord is spoken of as evil. Wicked means good and bad means they like it. It was not that way in the beginning, even in our own nation.

Education in early America was for the purpose of making a literate people who would be able to read their Bibles. Harvard was the first American college founded in 1636 ..."To advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches." The Reason for Teaching (go to this web page)

Prov 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Isa 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Prov 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Woe to those who are wiser in their own eyes than God. Who put their own words as being more important than the word of God. God is not mocked, their judgment will come. Pray for our people who are in this condition today.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Take Away Our Reproach

The whole nation was proud

Isa 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Isa 3:17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
Isa 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
Isa 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
Isa 3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
Isa 3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,
Isa 3:22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
Isa 3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.
Isa 3:24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
Isa 3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
Isa 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

In the day of their calamity, the day of the siege of Jerusalem. Women who were once proud and immoral would be dragged through the streets with ropes in sackcloth by the Babylonian invaders. They were branded, ashamed and had no respect. In that day when the men shall be few, because they had died in battle. There would be competition for the available men. They had been humbled and sought the covering of a man. Culturally a woman was to be a wife and mother, although, things were not right at this time, for the women had been ruling over the men.

Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Perhaps, they wanted the name of the man, but not the duties of a wife and mother. These were the same women who were independent, not submissive, proud and lustful. Now they seek a man to deliver them from shame.

Many today are married in name only, working and self sufficient. Sometimes a terrible time must come, to bring people back to God and his order of things. A woman should not marry just any man to take care of her empty feelings. Spiritually, some Christians are in name only, to take away their reproach. They go out into the world and do not trust him as provider and Lord. They make their own way apart from him. They are not Spirit led believers.

The Branch

Isa 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

Looking ahead to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isa 11:2 And 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;

Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Jer 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Jesus is also referred to as the vine, and we shall be called his branches bringing forth good fruit.

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Isa 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:

The remnant that are trusting in the Messiah, shall live a life separated from the world and the bad lusts of the flesh. They shall be, holy, separated unto God. This is to be the life of the believer, the redeemed in Christ Jesus. We should not be as the proud, the arrogant and the sexually immoral, that the proud women of Zion represented.

2 Cor 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

We are the branches of the Branch. He is the vine and we are to be like him. The blood of the Vine (Lamb) flows, to make us pure and able to bring forth His good fruit.

His power, presence and protection

Isa 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

The filth of the daughters of Jerusalem will be cleansed of their sins by the blood of Jesus and the Baptism of His Spirit.

Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Mat 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

The spirit of judgment and the spirit of fire to burn away all that is not of God. are the work of the Holy Spirit.

Isa 4:5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

The presence of the Lord will be with his people as in the time of Moses, only it will stay with them. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Exo 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
Exo 13:22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

Isa 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

Jesus our refuge and our protection.

Psa 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psa 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Psa 61:4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.