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– 01.May.2022: explanation supported further for verses 7 and 12.
– 11, 22.May.2022: Armageddon approx. date and location removed, context remains same. Explanation for verse 14 amended, context regarding Satan’s literal destruction remains same, date when a great deal of mankind understand he was literally destroyed is given in verse 14 (circa 3,069CE, year 7,000 approx. of the Jewish calendar – 3000 years from 69AD (which was the jewish year 3,829).
This explanation of Holy Scripture peaceably shows how Isaiah 16 states the following;
• Satan was literally destroyed long ago (v.4, v.6-7).
• Prayers and rituals are thus subsequently of no real spiritual benefit to a person, or acknowledged by Satan (v.12, v.7) (kindly note such are all biblically prohibbited).
• The knowledge that Satan was judged and literally destroyed at 69CE (year 3,829 of the Jewish calendar) is understood by many among mankind, 3,000 years later by circa 3,069CE (circa year 6,829 of Jewish calendar). (v14)
This explanation is displayed under the KJV translation which for some can be hard to read. You are welcome to perhaps see the ESV for an easier to read translation here.
Isaiah 16 KJV
1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Isaiah 16 speaks of how the ‘Lamb’ (Messiah (Christ)) as G-d’s annointed, judged Satan (Lucifer) who here in the prophetic book of Isaiah, was referred to as ‘…the ruler of the land….’.
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
This could be a reference to how those who follow Satan as they reincarnated out of the underworld (Revelation 20:13);
‘…And I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them among the countries…’
(Ezekiel 30:26 KJV)
Or more likley,
Simply how the people who followed him (Satan), are figurativly fleeing the judgement of Armageddon, where the dragon (Satan) was judged and slayed (Revelation 19:2, 20:8-10).
3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
The day grows dark, just as Ezekiel’s ‘…blot you out…’, which also speaks of Satan’s literal destruction (Ezekiel 32:7-8 ESV).
‘…shelter the outcasts; do not reveal the fugitive;’
(Isaiah 16:3 ESV)
Here we also see how G-d welcomes people of the nations who seek the G-d of Israel and the Messiah (Christ) – where ‘outcasts’ whom do not want to follow the dragon seek refuge as believers in Israel instead.
We understand there are scibe and Pharisee Israelites, those whom believe are also referred to as ‘citizens’ of Israel (especially above) (Ephesians 2:12, 2:19).
The refuge here is more than likley spiritual, though technically geographical here also (re: Paul brings Gentiles who believed into the temple (Acts 21:24, 21:26, 21:28)).
We see this also on the next verse.
4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
…the outcasts of Moab sojourn among you…;
Let Gentiles who seek the G-d of Israel and who believe in the Messiah (Christ), gather and stay with you daughter of Zion (re: verse 1 (Israel)) – as they seek to cease the ways of occult foreign worship (away from Satan);
if we all grasped that Satan has been literally destroyed, and faithfully observed the Holy Scriptures in correct context, we could enjoy proper Scriptural fellowship, especially in the land of Israel.
‘…be a shelter to them from the destroyer…’
(Isaiah 16:4 ESV)
Encouragement for Israel to welcome people in Spirit and truth, and be a refuge from Satan, and this looks to have lead up to Armageddon – when Satan led the nations to siege and make war on the saints.
‘…When the oppressor is no more, and destruction has ceased, and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land,’
(Isaiah 16:4 ESV)
This, when grasped with verse 6, is speaking of how Satan is described as essentially having turned into ashes (Ezekiel 28:18-19).
Here we see that Satan is declared as being no more now – he has ceased and is vanished from the land. This is a part of his literal destruction, the ‘ashes’ from the fire of Armageddon sufficient as a descriptive.
5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
Christ had done his job at Armageddon in judging and destroying Satan (Revelation 19:2, 20:9-10, Ezekiel 28:18-19).
Now, his throne is thus established – ‘mission accomplished’.
6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.
Here, Satan the ‘arrogant man’ (Habakkuk 2:5) is now destroyed.
In this chapter he was described as the pride of Moab, he was their representation – however we have seen in verse 4, and later that he was destroyed.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.
‘…let Moab [the people] mourn for Moab [Satan/Lucifer]…’;
Satan is destroyed, thus the Prophetic book is demonstrating this by saying ‘…mourn [his] raisen cakes…’ – (food noted as used in occult worship).
Now as per Isaiah 16:7, he is mourned as;
I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord GOD.”
Ezekiel 26:21 ESV
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
In verses 10 and 12, we see Moab mourning and saddened.
G-d has punished them (re: …I have out an end to their shouting…).
Though Satan is destroyed, they continue to seek him – as they don’t know just yet.
11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
G-d desires that all people be saved verse (1 Timothy 2:4).
12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
Those who still pray to the devil, find no response from him or visitation (re: ‘high place’).
We see that offerings such as ‘raisen cakes’ (ref. v.7) are of no use also – thus there is no correlation in occult service and rituals with regard to such being linked to spiritual benefit.
When in Sheol Satan (Lucifer) was audible hear on earth. Before Satan was released from the underworld (abyss) to go to his judgement and destruction at Armageddon here, it is recorded that he could be audibly heard on this earth, from under the ground, when he was in the underworld (pit/abyss/Sheol/Hades) in Isaiah 29:4.
He could be heard like a ‘familiar spirit’, where the Hebrew word used in the verse there (H178) has a legal definition of ‘necromancer’ and in the Exhaustive concordance a ‘familiar spirit’ – literal crafts where a medium would speak with, listen, and gain information from spirits and also the dead.
This is no longer the case as Satan was literally destroyed.
13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
The verse likley speaks of the years of a hired worker to assist with dating when a great many of the peoples will come to the knowledge that Satan had been literally destroyed at Armageddon.
As per the Law of Moses, a [native] hired worker’s [slave’s] contract expires in his 7th year (ref. Exodus 21:2).
At the beginning of the 7th year it is acceptable for the contract to end.
It is also noted that with regard to time, that the Sabbath begins at the beginning of the 7th day – at evening on the day before.
The Prophecy Interpreted With This In Mind
Verses 7 and 12 has just addressed how the previous verses such as verse 7 show us sacrifice (raisin cakes, food) and prayer would be of no use.
Such was fulfilled from Satan’s Judgement and destruction, at Armageddon 69CE (Jewish calendar year 3,829).
The verse then simply asks us to count 3 years [adapted to 3,000 years], like the years of the [native] hired worker.
Why? It is asking us to view and count time as per the commandments (e.g. hired worker/slave).
With the commandments and creativity in mind; a day is counted from evening to evening, and 69AD (Jewish year 3,829) plus 3,000 years is almost a total of 7,000 years from the date of creation on the Jewish calendar.
3 years of a hired worker (adapted to 3,000 years) [from Armageddon 69CE / Jewish year 3,829] – is when many more people will come to an understanding that Satan was judged and literally destroyed.
This would be circa 3,069CE (Jewish year 6,829) is the approximate date that many more of mankind will learn this truth.
As all the verse instructs is to count time forward with the commandments in mind until the time when the glory of Satan is known and thus esteemed less, as the truth is known – he is esteemed as a now non-existant being. The previous verses deal with the absence of Satan and the ineffectiveness of prayer.
The Jewish Years 6,500-7,500 would symbollically represent the 7th year of a hired [native] worker (slave) – considering an adoption would mean .500 – .500 would represent evening to evening when counting Jewish days.
Therefore, the Jewish year 6,829 is within the evening marker for a Jewish 7th day, just after evening the day prior.
This can be metaphorically adapted and seen as the beginning of the Jewish year 7,000 (it is the 7th year that a [Hebrew] hired worker’s contract is finished), and this is the marker for when more and more will grasp the judgement and literal destructionof Satan had taken llace circa 69CE.
This closeness to the year 7,000 is also of interest, as this closley all the way back to the account of creation in the book of Genesis.
Summised, this prophecy would therefore read along the lines of;
‘v.7 and 12 – let Moab (the people) mourn for Moab (Satan), as sacrifice and prayer to Satan will not be of any use as of his destruction at Armageddon 69CE/AD (3,829 approx. on Jewish Calendar).
v13 – I had spoken those words of prophecy before in the past concerning Moab in other books. Crying out to Satan will be of no benefit, nor will offerings be of any use.
v14 – But now I say this; in 3,000 years of circa 69CE (circa 3,069CE) I will bring the actual percieved status of Satan (glory of Moab) to the knowledge of mankind, for what it really is;
They will learn that he has been literally destroyed, and thus they had been serving him with no discernment (Isaiah 27:11) prior, in ways that were of no real spiritual benefit at all.
He, Satan the non-existent created spirit being, will inturn be esteemed less with/by (within) his great multitude.
The remnant of those who have never served him and/or thise who have peaceably renounced Satan and any forbidden fruit he left mankind, who been saved by grace, will be few.’.
B”H. Hoping it is fruitful with you.