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.