BIBLICAL PROPHECY IN THE LIGHT OF PRESENT REALITY
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Commentary: Some will say that Obama is not Antichrist, but that Obama is a type and shadow of Antichrist yet to come, and another might respond “How close to the fire must you be before you recognize it as fire, must you be burnt?”
(Isa 3:1) For, behold [“Come and see” Rev 6:1,3,5,7], the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away [Heb: to turn off: be-head, pluck away, remove, withdraw] from Jerusalem [saints who are God’s sheep throughout all the world] and from Judah [saints who are God’s shepherds throughout all the world] the stay [Heb: support, sustenance] and the staff [Heb: a walking stick] [the shepherd’s rod of protection], the whole stay of bread [the logos word of Jesus], and the whole stay of water [the rhema word of Christ],
THE GENERALS (JUDAH)
(Isa 3:2) The mighty man [Heb: powerful], and the man of war [Antichrist recently culled out opposing generals and experienced junior line officers from the military, even those on active front-line duty], the judge [Antichrist appointed new Supreme Court judges in agreement with his thoughts], and the prophet [Heb: inspired man] [opposing prominent church leaders have been muffled], and the prudent [Heb: divine wisdom], and the ancient [Heb: old: senators],
JUNIOR LINE OFFICERS (JERUSALEM)
(Isa 3:3) The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counselor [Heb: advisor], and the cunning [Heb: wise, skilful or artful: wise hearted man] artificer [Heb: a fabricator of any material], and the eloquent [Heb: understanding] orator [Heb: a whisper, a private prayer].
(Isa 3:4) And I will give children to be their princes [government Representatives, Senators, Czars], and babes shall rule over them [i.e., inexperienced, incompetent, immoral, and untrustworthy leaders shall rule]. And the people shall be oppressed [Heb: driven; taxed, harassed, tyrannized] [1,2], every one by another, and every one by his neighbour [the state of anarchy, i.e., the ultimate destruction of order] [3,4,5]: the child shall behave himself proudly [Heb: act insolently] against the ancient [ignorance shall berate (yell at, rebuke) wisdom], and the base [Heb: contemptuous: despised, lightly esteemed, vile] against the honourable [a metallic analogy: as brazen (sin) vs. gold (purity)].
oppressed = Dict: 1. to lie heavily upon (the mind, a person, etc.), as care, sorrow, or any disturbing thought does. 2. to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; to subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power. 3. to weigh down, as sleep or weariness does.
(Dan 7:21) I beheld, and the same horn [Antichrist] made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; (Dan 7:25) And he [Antichrist] shall speak great words against the most High [because he (Antichrist) is a believing Muslim], and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they [the saints and the times and laws] shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [for 3 ½ years; “three years and six months” Luke 4:25; James 5:17 prophetically commencing in 1 Kings 17:1].
anarchy = Dict: 1. a state of society without government or law. 2. political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control. 3. absence of government or governmental restraint. 4. confusion in general; disorder.
(Judg 21:25) In those days there was no king [no moral leader: no secular president or spiritual God] in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. [see also Judg 17:6]
(Luke 21:16-19) And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.
(Isa 3:6-9) When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler [indicating chaos, the absence of rulers], and let this ruin be under thy hand [under thy control, hence, thy responsibility]: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD [denoting the complete apostasy of the church], to provoke the eyes of his glory [and terrible consequences]. The shew [appearance] of their countenance [Heb: face] [having come proudly out of the closet] doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom [homosexuality and lesbianism idealized as “false doctrine”], they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
(Isa 3:10-12) Say ye to the righteous [saved, born-again, imputed for righteousness saints], that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings [as will the unrighteous eat the fruit of their doings]. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands [works, doings] shall be given him. 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.
(Gen 3:16) Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow [Heb: worrisomeness, labour or pain] and thy conception; in sorrow [Heb: (painful) toil] thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [Heb: longing after] shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule [Heb: have dominion, govern, reign, have power] over thee.
(John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(Isa 3:13-15) The LORD standeth up [from sitting on His throne] to plead [Heb: to grapple; (fig.) wrangle, to hold a controversy; to defend], and standeth to judge the people . The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
(Dan 12:1-3) And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble [Heb: tribulation], such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time [“Immediately after the tribulation of those days” Mat 24:29] thy people shall be delivered [Heb: be smooth] [i.e., raptured] [a,b], every one that shall be found written in the book [“of life from the foundation of the world” Rev 17:8]. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life [at “the first resurrection” Rev 20:4-6, to be “kings and priests” Rev 1:6; 5:10], and some to shame and everlasting contempt [at the great white throne judgment: Rev 20:11-15]. And they that be wise [your future eternal job] shall shine [Heb: gleam, (fig.) to enlighten: admonish, teach, (give) warn (ing)] as the brightness [Heb: brilliancy] of the firmament [heavens]; and they that turn many to righteousness [saved, born-again, imputed for righteousness] as the stars for ever and ever.
delivered = Heb: be smooth, (by implic.) to escape (as if by slipperiness); released or rescued; specifically to bring forth young, emit sparks: - deliver (self), escape, leap out, let go, preserved, saved, X speedily, X surely. [raptured]
Exploratory Commentary: remember the “five smooth stones” symbolizing the five offices of the Hand Ministry (Eph 4:11,12) that David picked up (raptured) and “put them in a shepherd’s bag” (1 Sam 17:40)? We commonly understand that bag as if it were one that shepherds usually carried, but what if that reference was indeed an allusion to a bag meant to contain shepherds, a shepherd’s bag, a “firstfruits” rapture and a type and shadow of “the first resurrection” (Rev 20:1-6)? The same bag is also described as “a scrip” (Heb: a traveling pouch /// to pick up, gather; specifically to glean). Please note the concurrent “rapture.” (Just an undeveloped thought ).