Isaiah 08:08

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Isaiah 8:08



8 And he
shall pass
[chalaph] through Judah; [Yahuwdah]
he shall overflow
[shataph] and go over, [`abar] he shall reach [naga`] even
to the neck;
[tsavva’r] and the stretching out [muttah] of his wings [kanaph] shall
[malo’] the breadth [rochab] of thy land, [‘erets] O
[`Immanuw’el]. [‘el] KJV-Interlinear


“Then it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through, It
will reach even to the neck; And the spread of its wings will fill the breadth
of your land, O Immanuel.  NASB


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The description of the invasion as a flood, continues. The king of Assyria, or now we need to refer to Assyria as the invading army from the north, because this invasion serves a dual purpose.

First, Assyria will indeed invade. Second, the prophecy also applies to the Tribulation when an even greater army and invasion will occur igniting the Armageddon campaign.

But the whole purpose of this verse is to assure all of the believers in history, that despite the plans that the world has for the Middle East, the nation of Israel, and of Judah, this region still belongs to God and it is His plan that will succeed, not mans.

And so Assyria will invade as a flood. Its reach will be vast as the wings of a bird covers all of the land. Not a single part of the land will be left untouched.

The neck of the country is compared to the head of a person, for indeed it will be people that will be affected. But, when a flood overcomes a person up to their neck in water, then they are indeed in trouble. And so the land, the entire country will be overwhelmed to the very brink of total destruction.

Jerusalem is a city that is the capital, and represents the pinnacle or the head of Gods plan. To overwhelm that nation to the neck of the land, indicates the massive magnitude of the invasion, but at the neck it stops and goes no further.

The invasion is coming, and it is coming because the people refuse to see the truth of their errors and their rejection of God. But, even the massive invasion that will be brought by Assyria, and the massive invasion that will occur in the future in the Tribulation, will not prevent Gods plan from succeeding.

This ancient invasion will be vast, but it will not cancel or end Gods plan for the Messiah, will not end the reign of Davids line, will not end the nation of Judah.

Likewise in the future Tribulation, where the invasion will take on even greater atrocities and proportions, Gods plan for humanity, for believers, for the deliverance of those believers who will live in that future time, will not be defeated. The Second Advent will occur and evil will be defeated in the blink of an eye.

Therefore, the promise of God. His plan will succeed and will become a reality regardless of the massive attempts of humanity to destroy it by whatever means.

Attempts by Syria and Samaria failed. Attempts by Assyria and Babylon and Persia and Greece and Rome failed. And attempts by the future empire of Satan will fail. With each succeeding invasion, will come greater and greater destruction, but Gods plan will not and cannot be defeated.

Likewise, in your individual life, God has a plan for you. You may have to live many years before you see it or are faced with your ultimate tests, but if you stay with your daily study, grow up in your spiritual life and build up your faith, then hopefully you will realize that God has your best interest at heart, in His plan.



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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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