Isaiah 02:04

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Isaiah 2:4


List several of the characteristics and explain them.


Judge, ‘shaphat,’ refers to the judge on the bench in a court of law. Jesus Christ will become the judge and will hear controversies and settle them.



4 And he
shall judge
[shaphat] among the nations, [gowy]
and shall rebuke
[yakach] many [rab] people: [`am] and they
shall beat
[kathath] their swords [chereb] into plowshares, [‘eth] and
their spears
[chaniyth] into pruninghooks: [mazmerah] nation [gowy] shall not
lift up
[nasa’] sword [chereb] against nation, [gowy]
neither shall they learn
[lamad] war [milchamah] any more. KJV-Interlinear



4 And He
will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And
they will hammer their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning
hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they
learn war. NASB


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Judge, ‘shaphat,’ refers to the judge on the bench in a court of law. Jesus Christ will become the judge and will hear controversies and settle them.

These things will occur during the Millennium.

As for those who believe that the Millennium will begin and continue before the Second Advent, here is one of many verses that settles that argument. Jesus will not only be here physically, on this earth, and will rule, but will serve as the judge of nations, during the Millennium.

He can only do that while He is present. Otherwise no one could bring their complaint before Him to be heard.

Turning swords and spears into plows and hooks is an expression that indicates that society and nations will not prepare for war, ever again.

The economy will be a purely peacetime economy for the entire period of the Millennium.

During the Millennium, at its beginning, people will primarily live in or near Jerusalem, but as the population grows, then people will begin to migrate to the four corners of the planet, and nations will form.

Since at the end of the Tribulation, we know that the islands and continents will be changed dramatically, then we do not know exactly what the geography of the planet will look like. It could very well become one big continent, or have some other pattern.

We know that all of the mountains will be flattened and that Jerusalem will be the highest point. But beyond that, we do not know what the whole planet will look like.

As for the end of the Millennium, when Satan is released from his imprisonment, and leads those who have been negative toward Christ, against Christ. Then those folks will be advancing in huge numbers against Jerusalem, but they will not have any weapons. After a thousand years and no weapons have ever been made, then no one will know what to make nor how to make them.

And that leaves you wondering just what do they intend to do, and how do they intend to do it?

Satan is the principle instigator of evil, and lies and arrogance, and violence and so forth. While he is incarcerated, then humanity during the Millennium, will have no pattern nor anyone working in the background, to learn the ways of violent evil, such as war.

And so it will be, during that entire 1000 years. War, and the art of war, and the study of war and the materials of war, and the causes of war, will not exist.





Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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