So when will this all occur?
When the Lord, is a reference to the time in which the Lord will accomplish the following events listed within this verse.
And the when is, when the Lord has washed, purged, and otherwise removed all of the sin and evil that had existed. And these events have not yet occurred in history, and will not occur until the Second Advent.
Washed away, means to purify, to cleanse.
Purged, means to drive away, to remove completely.
The filth and the blood, are references to sin and evil, the crime, the cruelty and the degeneracy, the defilement of arrogance and self-righteousness, the pursuit of all things that are in opposition to truth and God.
The spirit, ‘ruwach,’ means wind, the exhale of the breath.
Judgment, ‘mishpat,’ is a reference to the decision of a court, the judgment that is reached due to the weight and accuracy of the evidence.
Burning, ‘ba ar,’ refers to the execution of the sentence justly arrived at due to the decision of the court that heard all of the evidence and decided the guilt.
Therefore, due to the weight of the evidence, and due to its presentation in a court of law in heaven, a just decision was and will be, arrived at. That decision of guilt carries with it a sentence that demands the total removal of sin and evil. And that is exactly what God will do, in those end days.
After this judgment, and not before the judgment, God will deliver those spiritually mature people that belong to Him. They will live through the judgments executed upon evil humanity, and they will be safe from harm.
And this will all occur in the end days, the time at the end of the Tribulation, immediately prior to and during the Second Advent of Christ, who is the Lord who will be the one executing the judgment, while simultaneously protecting and delivering those who will be trusting in Him.
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