Izmir HOP 3.12.13, During the Isaiah 19 Prayer Set (w/ Brock Family & HOP Staff)
What does the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David look like in our day? How does Amos 9:11 relate to Isaiah 19? While leading worship during an Isaiah 19 Highway prayer set, thoughts began to flow — linking the 11th, 12th and 13th chapters of Isaiah. These chapters seemed to link events that could relate to our day and describe the coming revival and harvest in the Middle East — a time that may be now! The following are insights that came during that little Tuesday 10am prayer set in Izmir Turkey on, 3-12-13.
Some biblical passages, such as Isaiah 11, have been historically perceived as millennial. However some of these passages may have pre-millennial applications. Like viewing through a telephoto lens, some things may appear further away than they actually are. Isaiah 11 is in the context of a 2nd global Jewish ingathering (see vs. 11) — which has not yet occurred (in its fullness). This ingathering will happen before the 2nd coming of Christ which seems to put this passage in a pre-millennial setting, possibly describing a soon coming scenario in our day that could be a foreshadowing of Christ’s millennial reign.
Connecting Isaiah 11, 12 & 13: A Kairos Time for Highway, Habitation and Harvest
If Isaiah 11:11 speaks of a 2nd ingathering of Israel that has not yet fully occurred, then Isaiah 11:15-16 describes a coming (kairos) scenario very similar to the Israel/Egyptian exodus—but not through the Red Sea. Instead, the exiles escape by way of “a highway.” Just like in the first exodus, the Lord miraculously alters the landscape to create an exit, “…utterly destroying the tongue of the sea of Egypt, scorching & dividing the Euphrates River into 7 streams…” (this connects both Egypt and Assyria [Isaiah 19] to another supernatural exodus). As a result, an elevated highway of escape to return to the place of “God’s habitation”— the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David. Zion again becomes a glorious resting place for the “Root of Jesse” to which the “nations resort”—in our time!
If this 2nd exodus (ingathering) must happen before the return of Christ, then does Isaiah 12 give us a picture of revival, foreshadowing God’s habitation on Mount Zion—before His return? In summary, Isaiah 11 describes a holy highway spanning from the Euphrates to the Sea of Egypt for the purpose of re-gathering His people for the 2nd time— but for what? Could Isaiah 12 be that “Selah” – an earthly preview of the Feast of Tabernacles, interrupting the activities of the planet, to “cover it” with the knowledge of God? If so, Isaiah could be seeing nations running to Him in a time of great darkness & judgment!
Isaiah 13 then gives vivid description of Babylon’s judgment, the fall of the world’s system—but harvest always coincides with judgment. Harvest is simultaneous, reaping both light and darkness. In the midst of great darkness, light arises—jumps up and shines! Revelation 14 shows two harvests—the righteous and the wicked. Also, once the standard of praise & righteousness is restored on the earth (in His people), then God can judge the world leaders (principalities) and its system and speedily bring justice (Ps 149, Luke 18).
Tim Brock, BUR, 3.12.13, Izmir HOP (11am ME). Submitted on 11-12-13.