Isaiah 07:18

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Isaiah 7:18



18 And it
shall come to pass in that day,
[yowm] that the LORD [Yahovah] shall hiss [sharaq] for the
[zabuwb] that is in the uttermost part [qatseh] of the rivers [ya`or] of
[Mitsrayim] and for the bee [dabowrah] that is in the land [‘erets]
of Assyria.
[‘Ashshuwr] KJV-Interlinear


18 And it
will come about in that day, that the Lord will whistle for the fly that is in
the remotest part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land
of Assyria. NASB


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In that day is a reference to the day on which the Lords judgment will take place. It could occur in the space of a single day or over the course of a longer period of time such as a week or month or even several years.

The hiss, comes from Isa. 5:26, wherein the Lord will call or whistle or blow a flute or some instrument, and those who hear, will come to its call. In the ancient world, bees were called out of their hives into the fields and back to the hives, with flute like calls.

And so it is used here to demonstrate that the Lord controls history, not man. He uses His power and intellect and plan, and ability and so forth, to call forth the nations from the far distant places, to rally and come to participate in the destruction being executed.

The fly can also refer to a plague of flies, huge numbers of flies, the decaying aspect of flies consuming decay, the trouble that large numbers of flies cause, and so forth. And here it is a reference to the armies from the south and from the north, that will invade the land.

When an area is dried up and/or in decay, then flies appear from seemingly out of nowhere and in great numbers.

Bees come when called and they can be just as pesky if not more so, than flies.

And so this prophecy was fulfilled by successive invasions of Pharaoh-Necho, Esarhaddon and Nebuchadnezzar, Isa 36; 37; 2 Chron 36:7-21.

But the real prophecy will culminate in that day, which is the ultimate day of judgment that will occur in the Tribulation.

Throughout history, Gods day of judgment applies to the various nations and empires that have existed, it has applied to every single individual within their individual lives, and it most certainly will apply at the end of history during the Tribulation.



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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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