In my last passage, Part 2, I discussed the prophetic significance of “travails” with and “birthings” of God’s holy children as these relate to end time events, and especially the timing of these events.
In this current passage, Part 3, I will continue discussing the prophetic significance of travails and birthings of God’s spiritual children, particularly as these relate to upcoming war (via the “sword”) events in the country of Israel and the nation of ‘Babylon’-U.S.
Accordingly, these events will be addressed in this passage as follows:
- Travails, “birthings,” and the war on the country of Israel
- Travails, “birthings,” and the war on the nation of ‘Babylon’-U.S.
- Holy child “birthing” events as additional signs of war and necessary exodus from ‘Babylon’-U.S.
I will address each of these topic areas in its own respective section below.
Travails, “birthings” and the war on the country of Israel
‘The Daughter of Zion” is a bellwether, symbolic sign for the end times country of Israel. Her personal situation, having been betrayed and persecuted by former allies (see my prior passages), is directly analogous to the country of Israel’s situation. The country of Israel’s so-called “peace” that will soon be declared with other nations will ultimately be discovered to have been a “false peace” among insincere, deceiving, and betraying international anti-Christ Chaldean partners. Do you see these developments potentially transpiring in our current day?
Zion’s travails and the “birth” of ‘Jacob’ will be ominous news for the country of Israel
Recall that Jesus told us that in the last days when Jerusalem is surrounded by armies that its desolation is near. Old testament prophets also told us about this coming time. This is the same general time period when the ‘Daughter of Zion’ will cry out in travail and give “birth” to her firstborn, ‘Jacob.’ Upon doing so, she will be “surrounded” just like Jerusalem will be:
- “For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.” (Jer 4:31)
- “Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?” (Jer 8:19)
The country of Israel’s punishment that I have described in detail in previous passages will come upon it for all of their activities related to worshiping false gods and following occultic practices. The country of Israel’s misguided leaders will realize that they are the ones in the “far country” (see second scripture above and recall that the ‘Daughter of Zion’ resides in ‘Babylon’-U.S.) who have persecuted their own people’s Matriarch. Israel’s leaders at this point will realize that they have been deceived and duped all along by the anti-Christ Chaldeans and a false peace process. I have described before how this “peace” agreement between the country of Israel and other countries will really be about a peace process for the ‘Daughter of Zion,’ ‘Jacob,’ and the ‘Jacob army’ who have exposed the powerful anti-Christ Chaldean system as a crime syndicate. And the peace process will fail because the country of Israel’s leaders will have been heavily deceived and blinded as to the truth. God says:
- “For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” (Jer 8:21-22)
- “Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.” (Is 33:7)
The “health” of God’s daughter will not be recovered or resolved by the phony peace process. This will have been a false, Chaldean-led process that, above-board, appeared to be for peace between the country of Israel and other nations. But behind-the-scenes, in secret (which is how the anti-Christ Chaldeans operate), it will merely have been a symbolic, ritualistic process for the anti-Christ Chaldeans’ (esp. those in Israel and ‘Babylon’) ongoing war against the righteous ‘Jacob army’-Judah remnant bloodline that includes the ‘Daughter of Zion.’
The country of Israel’s leaders at this time will finally realize that their Chaldean “friends” were actually their enemies and betrayers. At this time, the country of Israel’s leaders will also recognize the extent of their own corruption. As I mentioned above, this appears to happen at the point when Zion gives “birth” to her firstborn ‘Jacob’ (‘Israel’).
In addition to their mistreatment and persecution of the ‘Daughter of Zion,’ the country of Israel’s deceived Chaldean leaders will learn about their role in the persecution and abandonment of ‘Jacob’ in the events leading to his spiritual “birth.” ‘Jacob’ is also in the same “far country” (i.e. ‘Babylon’-U.S.) as the ‘Daughter of Zion.’ In a reference to the persecution of ‘Jacob’-‘Israel’ via the Chaldean mob, God says the following in his scolding of Judah’s (country of Israel’s) leaders:
- “Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?” (Jer 2:14)
God’s rhetorical question here could have a meaning for several constituents; but at the least there is likely one meaning for the country of Israel that is in anti-Christ Chaldean bondage as a nation itself, and one meaning for end times ‘Jacob’ who has been taken into Chaldean captivity in ‘Babylon.’
The country of Israel’s leaders will be shown to be spiritually bankrupt
The country of Israel’s leaders will be shown in front of the world to be spiritually bankrupt and God-less. Think of the irony here. The ‘Daughter of Zion,’ ‘Israel’s queen mother has just given spiritual “birth” to ‘Jacob,’ a prince in Israel’s Kingdom to come, while she is in a “far country” (‘Babylon’-U.S.) and in heavy travail. Meanwhile, the leaders in God’s own land, the country of Israel, are caught in their “treacherous dealings” (Is 33:1), false gods and iniquities that were responsible for the persecution of their people’s own royal family members. In Jeremiah (Ch. 2), God chides his people for their “two evils”; put simply, forsaking him and following other gods- i.e. they have “changed their gods” (Jer 2:11).
The country of Israel’s leaders will have been deceived and tricked. In reference to their corruption and resulting failure, God implicates them for not watching out for their own people, their righteous remnant. They will recognize at this time their own spiritual bankruptcy, which is symbolized by being without child. Here, God refers to those who will “come from the north” (Jer 13:20), who are those who will eventually return as the holy, royal and righteous remnant who have been spiritually “birthed” and will inherit the Kingdom. Consider the following as one line of scripture, beginning with God’s question to corrupt Judah’s (country of Israel’s) leaders and ending with these leaders realizing their folly:
- “Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?” (Jer 13:20)
- “Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.” (Is 33:11)
- “We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.” (Is 26:18)
Prior to the final return of God’s righteous remnant, the country of Israel will implode from within and then be attacked from without. They will discover that they have been set up and tricked by the anti-Christ Chaldeans, likely going all the way back to their country’s inception in 1948. The Chaldeans will have been represented by traitors from within in God’s own land. In speaking about God’s last days punishment on the country of Israel, with a reference to Zion’s labor pains, the prophet Jeremiah is referring to these anti-Christ Chaldean infiltrators and traitors within when he says:
- “What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?” (Jer 13:21)
Internal Chaldean traitors in the country of Israel’s own leadership ranks will have been instrumental in bringing about their own country’s destruction. God meanwhile will subsequently bring punishment via the “sword” onto the country of Israel and its leaders. This is the point at which they will recognize:
- “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” (Jer 8:20)
While Israel’s leaders will not be saved, God will protect and eventually save and deliver both ‘Jacob’ and the ‘Daughter of Zion’ who are members of his “small flock” remnant. Zion’s travailing to give birth above is with ‘Jacob’ and his end times spiritual “birth” very likely coincides with his preliminary deliverance. God has promised that he will ultimately “break the bonds” that enslaved him. The event of ‘Jacob’s spiritual “birthing” is the beginning of the time of the Tribulation period. God will also similarly come to the ‘Daughter of Zion’s defense with “judgment and righteousness” (Jer 33:5) for what he calls the “hurt of the daughter of my people” (Jer 8:21).
The ‘Daughter of Zion’s additional holy children who are initially birthed-i.e. ‘Babylon’s ‘Jacob army’-Judah remnant- will be saved and delivered as well. This is God’s “small flock” remnant of children who will be established and set up along with the whole house of Israel in the Kingdom to come.
Travails, “birthings” and the war against the nation of ‘Babylon’-U.S.
I have written in detail on this site about how end times ‘Babylon’-U.S. can be considered virtually one-and-the same as the ‘northern kingdom,’ or people of ‘Ephraim,’ for the purposes of understanding last days prophetic events. I have also shown in prior passages that God’s punishment in the last days will come upon ‘Babylon,’ including a final destroying invasion.
In this section I will show how travailing, birth pains and spiritual “births” of God’s children will correlate with this punishment. Tracking these “birthing”-related signs and events reveals the same story that I have previously told for ‘Babylon.’ It will also show how the last days story of ‘Babylon will very closely mirror that of the country of Israel’s, just described above.
The beginning of the end for the nation of ‘Babylon’- Zion “births” ‘Jacob’
The beginning of the end for the nation of ‘Babylon’ will be the time when ‘Babylon’s leaders realize they are caught in their own corruption. “Treacherous” dealers and treacherous dealings will be attributed to both ‘Babylon’s and the country of Israel’s leaders in the last days. The prophet Isaiah says about this time, referring to ‘Babylon’:
- “A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth…” (Is 21:2)
This treacherous dealing will likely coincide, at least roughly, with the time of the spiritual “birthing” of ‘Jacob.’ I believe this “birthing” of ‘Jacob’ is at a time when crimes and atrocities of the anti-Christ Chaldeans against the ‘Jacob army’-Judah remnant are revealed. Other countries around the world will also realize ‘Babylon’s corruption (and its deception by its sorceries) at this time. This then becomes a time of war.
The faulty, corrupt peace process that I described above for the country of Israel is the same one that ‘Babylon’-U.S. will be caught in. ‘Babylon’-U.S. will be involved because ‘‘Jacob’ and his army, including the ‘Daughter of Zion,’ reside in ‘Babylon.’ (Have you ever wondered the real reason why the U.S. and the country of Israel have always been so “close”?) The bloodline and branch of the ‘Jacob army’-Judah remnant of God’s children has been the “submarine” below the surface that anti-Christ Chaldean leaders have long known must be dealt with. Just as will be the case with Israel’s Chaldean leaders, the U.S.’s cooperating Chaldean leaders will be caught at this time. This will be a result of the “trap” that is set by God himself.
The following verse spoken by the apostle Paul indicates destruction at a time of a “woman with child.” It is followed by a warning from God through the prophet Hosea. Both scriptures likely refer to the same event, applying to the corrupt dealmakers in both the country of Israel as well as in ‘Babylon’-U.S.:
- “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1 Thess 5:3)
- “When they shall go (i.e. to the new world order), I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.” (Hos 7:12)
This event of destruction appears to come at that time when ‘Babylon’ (the nation) and the country of Israel say “peace” and attempt to join, or “escape” to, the new world order
The first wave of ‘Babylon’s destruction- at the hands of the ‘Jacob army’- Zion travails
By the time ‘Babylon’s leaders finally awaken to the real war that has been taking place behind-the-scenes, it will be too late. This war will have included tremendous crime and persecution in the U.S. against the righteous ‘Jacob army’-Judah remnant, including the ‘Daughter of Zion,’ and a larger part of God’s remnant vineyard. Leaders will realize this has been a longstanding spiritual war and that God himself is now involved. At this time, they will be in pain “as a woman that travails,” coinciding with the time of Zion’s travail and persecution as she approaches the time of giving birth to ‘Jacob.’
God himself will lead the resulting destruction, and says, “Howl for the day of the Lord is at hand” (Is 13:6), and “I will shake the heavens” (Is 13:13). God’s own people, his holy ‘Jacob army,’ cause the first wave of destruction in this war:
- “They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.” (Is 13:5)
- “And they (‘Babylon’s leaders) shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.” (Is 13:8)
After the silent, behind-the-scenes war, upon ‘Jacob’s “birth,” ‘Babylon’-U.S.’s leaders will be caught and identified for their corruption, crimes and misdeeds, just like those of Israel’s will be. Then, God’s punishment will begin against the anti-Christ Chaldean’s worldly kingdom.
Wave 2: ‘Babylon’ will be invaded and plundered- ‘Babylon’s leaders remain in travail
‘Babylon’s leaders will realize, similar to the country of Israel’s leaders, that there is impending doom and destruction from external forces. Following the ‘Jacob army’s unconventional, behind-the-scenes war, then will come this second wave of destruction. I have shown in prior passages how an invasion at the hands of a “great army” invited by God to punish ‘Babylon’ that comes from the north will include the end times Medes. ‘Babylon’ will be punished for ‘Zion’s, ‘Jacob’s, and God’s remnant’s persecution, thereby fulfilling God’s direct promise to his people, “I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee” (Gen 12:3). God also says about this punishment on ‘Babylon,’ “Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double” (Rev. 18:6).
‘Babylon’s leaders will have their own pains at the same time Zion travails and ‘Babylon’-U.S. will be invaded. Scriptures about this invasion are as follows:
- “The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.” (Jer 50:43)
- “Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.” (Is 21:2-4)
- “Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.” (Is 13:16:17)
‘Babylon’-U.S. will be invaded by the ‘Assyrian’ and his international Chaldean armies. ‘Babylon’s kings and princes will be captured. (See my prior passages that substantiate this ‘Assyrian’-Chaldean-led invasion of ‘Babylon’-U.S. in the last days). Armies will subsequently plunder the nation at this time in the Tribulation period. As I stated above, and in my last passage, this is the time when ‘Jacob’ will be spiritually “birthed,” and the ‘Daughter of Zion’ is “surrounded by murderers” (Jer 4:31), which will be the Chaldean “mob” in her home country of ‘Babylon’-U.S. Once this invasion comes, here are the instructions given directly to the ‘Daughter of Zion”:
- “We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.” (Jer 6:24-25)
This is the time when the “daughter of God’s people” is held hostage. As I showed earlier, this is the time when she is “surrounded by murderers.”
Holy child birthing events as additional signs of war and necessary exodus from ‘Babylon’ in the Tribulation period
In scripture, there are specific, spiritual birthings of God’s children in the end times that provide additional, corroborating detail about war that will come onto ‘Babylon’-U.S. These “birthings” also inform the exodus event of God’s people, ‘Ephraim,’ who will return to the regathering after fleeing ‘Babylon.’ These birthing signs and events are discussed in this section below.
Signs based on the “birthing” of God’s children- Immanuel
To continue with the “birthing” theme, and linking “birthing” signs to end time events, certain prophecies told in the book of Isaiah (Ch. 7) unmistakably refer to our last days time period. One prophetic “birthing” is that which was fulfilled and retold at the birth of Jesus to Mary the virgin (Matt. 1:23). While fulfilled at that time, the following verse in its context in the book of Isaiah has additional prophetic meaning as well. It exists within a line of scripture that says several times, in that day, with clear storyline indicators for our current last days time period:
- “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 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.” (Is 7:14-16)
The kings referred to as “forsaken” in this story that has both historical and prophetic meaning are two kings (i.e. king of ‘Israel’ and king of ‘Syria’) who aligned against Judah and Judah’s king (Ahaz) at that time in history. Here, in scripture, the house of David is told, “Syria is confederate with Ephraim” (Is 7:2). In simple prophetic terms, this represents an alignment of today’s ‘Babylon’-U.S.’s and its close allies’ anti-Christ Chaldeans who are cooperating with ‘Ephraim’-Chaldeans (i.e. today’s ‘Israel’s/‘northern kingdom’s people who are also living in ‘Babylon’). The latter are God’s northern tribe people of today who are Chaldean-traitors in the nation of ‘Babylon’-U.S. Altogether, this powerful Chaldean alliance comes against and persecutes the righteous ‘Jacob army’-Judah-house of David remnant, including ‘Jacob’ himself and the ‘Daughter of Zion.’ History repeats, only by God’s incredible grand design.
So, before Immanuel (God with us) knows how to discern good/evil, symbolically speaking in terms of age (note: you mothers who are out there can estimate the age at which this happens!), then both end times kings (i.e. kings of ‘Babylon’ and ‘Syria’) will be caught by God. Their capture will happen at the hands of the king of ‘Assyria’ (not ‘Syria’) as discussed above, who we are told in this part of the book of Isaiah will “stretch out his wings and will fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.” (I have shown in prior passages how the Lord ‘Immanuel’ (God with us) resides in the last days ‘northern kingdom’-U.S.).
Note to the reader:
Could ‘Immanuel’ (God with us) here represent the end times Restrainer, Comforter or Holy Spirit who we know is very likely living in ‘Babylon’ and is “taken out of the way”? Birth to a virgin here implies diety, meaning Immanuel must be a member of the holy trinity. The person in the form of the Restrainer or Holy Spirit will be taken out of the way somewhat similar to how Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt to hide with their baby Jesus. This last days time when Immanuel is born will be a highly tumultuous time of war when today’s ‘northern kingdom,’ ‘Babylon’-U.S., is invaded by the ‘Assyrian’ and his armies.
A natural question arises here as to the relationship between the “birth” of ‘Immanuel,’ which appears to be at the beginning of the Tribulation period, and Jesus the man-child’s birth at the point of mid-Tribulation. ‘Immanuel’ is not immediately caught up. Jesus is. We do know from scripture that the Lord himself is in the land (‘Babylon’-U.S.) fighting the Chaldean war along with the ‘Jacob army’ in the last days, but this likely is happening even before the time of ‘Immanuel’s “birth” in the last days.
Signs based on the “birthing” of God’s children- Mahershalhashbaz
In the very next section of the Isaiah scroll (Ch. 8), Isaiah has a vision of his prophetess-wife conceiving and bearing a son, whose name is to be called, as instructed by the Lord, Mahershalhashbaz; (a name that generally means “swift to the spoil, quick to the plunder”). Isaiah recites:
- “And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.” (Is 8:3-4)
So, before this child of God knows how to cry to his parents, Samaria- the ‘northern kingdom’s (i.e. ‘Babylon’-U.S.’s) capital and a proxy for other end times U.S.’s major cities- will be plundered and looted. (Note here that this is done by the king of Assyria again, not the king of Syria. I have addressed the king of ‘Assyria-‘Pharoah’ on this site with additional scriptures as the last days leader of the international Chaldean nations, including today’s Medes, who will invade and plunder ‘Babylon.’)
It is possible that the virgin mother of Immanuel above is the same mother/prophetess of Mahershalhashbaz (Ch. 8). If this is the case, it could be reasonable to assume that there are approximately three years between the “births” of these two boys, or about the length of half of the Tribulation period. If this is the case, then Immanuel and Mahershalhashbaz could be bookends for the first half of the Tribulation, just as I stated earlier that ‘Jacob’s and Jesus’ “births” could be. When considering my explanation of end times ‘Immanuel’ in my note to the reader above, you can see that there are possible explanations for parallels or associations both between and across these two pairings.
Meanwhile, for our practical purposes here, the combined “birthings” of ‘Immanuel’ and Mahershalhashbaz appear to represent bookends for the approximate time period of the ‘Assyrian’s attack on ‘Babylon,’ beginning with ‘Babylon’s kings being captured on the front end and the invaders looting the nation of ‘Babylon’-U.S. on the back end.
Signs based on the births of God’s children- ‘Ephraim’
You will recall that prophetic ‘Ephraim’ represents a nation (land), a people, and possibly even a particular person. At the top level, ‘Ephraim’ represents the collective people of God’s last days ‘Israel, ‘northern kingdom,’ who live in ‘Babylon’-U.S. Last days ‘Ephraim’ is described as an “unwise son.” The very likely reason that ‘Ephraim’ is “unwise” was given earlier in this passage. That is, his people are Chaldean traitors within ‘Babylon,’ confederate with end times ‘Syria’s (‘Babylon’s close allies’) Chaldeans. Again, related to “birthings” as a sign, we are told in scripture about ‘Ephraim’:
- “The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.” (Hos 13:13)
In general, scripture tells us that last days ‘Ephraim’ does not come to “birth.” ‘Ephraim’ is in fact not spiritually birthed because he/his people are blinded by their Chaldean associations. In parallel to the country of Israel’s Chaldeans, ‘Ephraim’s will realize their Chaldean associations (false gods and idols) were actually their enemies and deceivers. (Sound familiar?)
As a result, prior to the ‘Ephraim’ remnant’s return to the Lord and spiritual “birth,” they must be saved while in ‘Babylon’ when the ‘Assyrian’ invades. In a line of scripture (Hos. Ch. 11) that has God reflecting fondly on ‘Ephraim’ when he “was a child” before he backslid and was blinded by Chaldean iniquities, God says that he will save ‘Ephraim.’ God says through the prophet Hosea:
- “How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? How shall I deliver thee Israel?…my heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. I will not execute the fierceness of my anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim…” (Hos 11:8-9)
Prior to ‘Ephraim’s deliverance, its people will be forced to flee and will be scattered in the last days. We are told:
- “My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.” (Hos 9:17)
Ephraim will flee ‘Babylon’-U.S., largely during the time the ‘Assyrian’ has invaded and come to plunder. ‘Ephraim’ is indicative and representative of the worldwide remnant that will wander throughout the Tribulation period at a time when God has hidden his face and asks in scripture, “Is there no king in you?” It should be noted that ‘Ephraim’s people probably begin to wander even in the first half of the Tribulation because of the trouble that will come upon ‘Babylon’-U.S. at this time.
Recall that the prophet Isaiah- a ‘type’ of end times ‘Jacob’- as I mentioned at the beginning of this passage, tells us that the children given to him are for prophetic “signs and wonders.” Above, we saw his son ‘Mahershalhashbaz’s name means “to plunder.” Meanwhile, ‘Isaiah’s other son is named Shearjashub, whom we are told earlier in the same story (Ch. 7) is with Isaiah when they consult with king Ahaz of Judah about the kings of ‘Israel’ and ‘Syria’ who were aligned against him. Isiah’s son Shearjashub’s name means, “a remnant shall return.”
I have addressed the larger ‘Israel’ remnant that will return several times on this site. Although “unbirthed” at the time of the other holy children (‘Jacob’-Judah remnant) due to their rejection of Jesus, there will be an ‘Ephraim’ remnant that will ultimately be saved and “birthed” at the final regathering. This will be after God hides his face and they wander. Scripture says:
- “Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.” (Mic 5:3)
Upon their wandering, Jesus’ Spirit of truth, the Comforter, the two witnesses and the 144,000 anointed ones will help his sheep who seek him in the midst of their persecution and the terrors of the Tribulation period. Remember the prayers of Jesus’ sheep who were the mothers of Jesus and the prophets such as Mary, Elizabeth and Hannah (see Part 1) who prayed for the coming Messiah, Jesus, to be birthed so that the humble would be exalted and the proud and mighty oppressors would be put down.
Many of God’s sheep-saints will find themselves praying this identical prayer in the Tribulation period. And their prayers will be answered with Jesus’ re-birth.
Ultimately, the prayers of God’s sheep will be answered and the answer to the rhetorical question asked by God to his people, “Is there no king in you?” will be good news. The final answer will be that they do indeed have a King. The very next chapter of Isaiah (Ch. 9) shows us the re-birth of Jesus, which I addressed in Part 1 of this passage. In Part 1, I described how this line of scripture refers to both Jesus’ first coming on this earth as well as to his return again in the last days. People in the “land of the shadow of death” (‘Babylon’) will get a preview in the midst of Tribulation darkness:
- “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.” (Is 9:2)
This appears to be a preview of Jesus in the Tribulation for his people like ‘Ephraim’ who are wandering and seeking him, although we do not know how “visible” he will be yet. We know that Jesus is re-birthed to the ‘Daughter of Zion’ (Rev 12), which may not be visible or readily apparent either. Meanwhile, continuing in this same part of the book of Isaiah, and from my last passage, you will recall the following scripture:
- “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…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…” (Is 9:6-7)
While this scripture is commonly attributed to his first earthly coming, I showed that it also has obvious descriptors about Jesus’ re-birth, his revealing and his ultimate return to establish his Kingdom. Everyone will see him at his return!
Jesus’ return is the greatest hope we can possibly have in these end times.
Grace & Peace,
Lion’s Lair (LL)