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Isaiah 13:8-10
The Day of Yahweh brought an End to Salvation
By Brother Mike (4-7-17; 40 minutes)
   


8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames .
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it .
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine .


INTRODUCTION   

In our last study on Isaiah 13, we learned that Yahweh commanded and called the elect to bring the gospel to the world before May 21, 2011 so that the unsaved elect would hear the gospel and enter salvation through Christ. The reason for saving all the elect by May 21, 2011 was so that He could muster them all together for battle and use them as weapons of His indignation or anger to proclaim wrath on the whole world of unsaved people during the Day of Yahweh which began on May 21, 2011. 

In this study, we will continue to look at the effects or result of Yahweh's wrath on all the unsaved people ever since the Day of Yahweh, and we will find confirmation that the Day of Yahweh began on May 21, 2011 as well as confirmation that the nature of the Day of Yahweh is that there is no longer any possibility of eternal salvation. Indeed, the scriptures are clear that salvation has ended, and this has brought the world of the unsaved to complete spiritual desolation and destruction, and, on the Last Day, will ensure their eternal annihilation.  


Verse 13:8

8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces [shall be as] flames .

As we read this verse, we must keep in mind that the context is during the last number of years and days leading up to Judgment Day on May 21, 2011. During those days, we howled, wept, and cried to the entire world that the Day of Yahweh, Judgment Day, would come on May 21, 2011 when eternal salvation would no longer be possible, and, therefore, we pleaded with the world to cry out for mercy and salvation through Jesus Christ before it became too late. Our message of warning went out to the entire world on television, over the internet, over radio, on billboards, on flyers, by word of mouth, on tee-shirts, on vehicles, in newspapers, magazines, on banners pulled by airplanes, on signs, and by many other means all over the world. And, because so much attention was generated all over the world that Judgment Day was near, many in the world began to fear for their lives. And, therefore, our verse reads, 

8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces [shall be as] flames

Now, let's look at this verse more closely. First, we read, And they shall be afraid. That is, as many in the world heard that Judgment Day was soon to come on May 21, 2011, they became afraid, troubled, or distressed. They had been hearing of Judgment Day all their lives from perhaps many sources, but now they were being faced with an exact date: yes, Judgment Day was being proclaimed all over the world; that it would strike on May 21, 2011. And, the closer it came to May 21, 2011, the more troubled and distressed the people became, for they knew through their consciences that when Judgment Day came, they would lose everything that they spent their lives working for: their material possessions of every kind, and their families, and they would have to stand before Yahweh to give an account, and they had a sense that they would be found guilty, and, so, sentenced to eternal death. 

Then, we read, pangs and sorrows [took hold] of them. Pangs are sudden mental or emotional pain that can send pain through the body, and sorrows are deep distress that can also send pain through the body. So, we are being told that as Judgment Day of May 21, 2011 came near to the unsaved of the world, they suffered mental or emotional pain, and deep distress, both of which brought pains to various parts of their bodies. We are even told that they [were] in pain as a woman that travails. And, since a woman that travails is a woman who is giving birth, we get a sense as to the spiritual pain inflicted upon the unsaved as we, the elect, proclaimed around the world that the Day of Yahweh was at hand, and it would begin on May 21, 2011.  

Next, our verse states, they shall be amazed one at another. The verb be amazed can also be translated as wonder, or marvel, and the statement, one at another is more literally translated as a man to his friend. So, our sentence can be translated, they shall wonder [or marvel] a man to his friend. But, what is it that a man to his friend is wondering or marveling about? Well, they could be wondering this: is it really going to be Judgment Day on May 21, 2011? This is amazing! And, they find themselves marveling about it all to their associates and friends. I mean, they have seen it all advertised around the world on television, the internet, and the radio; they have seen it advertised on banners, cars, buses and caravans, and they have seen it on billboards along the highways as well as on tracts personally handed to them. Indeed, it appears to be being proclaimed everywhere around the world like never in all history. So, could May 21, 2011 really be the day? Is that Day of Yahweh about to appear? We see, then, how the unsaved would have wondered, marveled, or been amazed with Judgment Day coming on May 21, 2011, and they would have related this to their friends and associates. Hence, we now better understand our verse which states, they shall wonder [or marvel] a man to his friend.    

Now, finally, our verse reads, their faces shall be as flames. Literally, it just simply states, their faces flames. Flames, as commonly understood, are symbolic of judgment or wrath, and in that their faces are flames reveals their condition, namely that they are under the judgment or wrath of Yahweh. Think about it: normally, if a person is sad, the face shows it. If a person is happy, the face shows it. But, if a person is under Yahweh's judgment or wrath, the face is said to be in flames to symbolize it; not that his or her face is literally in flames, but only to symbolize that he or she is under the wrath of Yahweh. So, when we read that the unsaved faces are flames, we know that it means that they are under the wrath or judgment of Yahweh, and this is because they never had their sins paid for by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They were never saved by spiritual rebirth into Jesus Christ. 


Verse 13:9
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9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it .    

Here, we are reminded, Behold, the day of the LORD comes. The word LORD is probably pronounced as Yahweh, but no one knows for sure the pronunciation because the original Hebrew word only consisted of the four consonants. Nevertheless, we will assume like most scholars that it is pronounced as Yahweh, and just understand when we say it that it may be pronounced somewhat differently because the vowels may be different than what we find in the word Yahweh. So, the first sentence in our verse we will translate like this:  

9 Behold, the day of Yahweh cometh . . .   

This was simply letting us know that before the Day of Yahweh came on May 21, 2011, it was going to come, and when it did come, it would be cruel both with wrath and fierce anger. So, we must ask the question, was it cruel both with wrath and fierce anger when it came on May 21, 2011? Absolutely! It removed the possibility of salvation from billions of people, and, so, set their destiny in stone: that they would eternally die without any possibility of eternal life where there is no pain, sorrow, crying, sin, or death, but only glory, joy and righteousness. In all history, there has never been such a cruel wrath, for there was always the possibility that people could be saved before they died, but, now, all people not eternally saved by May 21, 2011 are guaranteed to die eternally. This includes all adults as well as all children. Even babies inside and outside the womb can no longer be saved, but they are guaranteed to die eternally. We will speak more about this as we move through Isaiah 13, but for now, notice what verse 18 of Isaiah 13 says:    

18 Their bows [the bows of the elect] also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children .   

We will get more into this verse later, but for now let's recognize just how cruel with wrath and fierce anger the Day of the Lord has been. Spiritually speaking, it has already killed billions of people including all babies conceived after May 21, 2011. O how we praise the Lord and give thanks for His having saved us from the terrible Day of Yahweh. 

Now, we are told that the day of Yahweh cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate. The idea of laying the land desolate is to destroy all the inhabitants in the land. And, since the land is referring to the land of Babylon, which is all the unsaved people in the world, to lay the land desolate is to destroy all the unsaved people in the world. Therefore, our verse reads, and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. Because sinners are one and the same as the unsaved, to lay the land desolate is to destroy the sinners thereof out of it. And, did Yahweh destroy all the sinners or unsaved people on the Day of Yahweh? Absolutely! For it is now guaranteed ever since May 21, 2011 that they will all die with no possibility of eternal life, and their physical deaths will all take place by the Last Day of the Day of Yahweh when all the sinners who yet remain will go up in flame to be annihilated forever. So, in principle or spiritually speaking, all have already died, but this will not all be physically manifest until the Last Day of Judgment Day soon to come.  


Verse 13:10
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10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine .  

In this verse, we have confirmed what we have been saying all along: namely that the Day of Yahweh began on May 21, 2011. Remember what we read in Matthew 24:29: 

Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven . . . 

Notice how this language is very like our verse here in Isaiah 13:10. Once again, it reads, 

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine .   

Whereas, Matthew 24:29 reads,  

Mt 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven . . .  

My point is simply this: whatever is being described in Matthew 24 is also being described in Isaiah 13:10 because the language is very close to the same. And, when is what is being described taking place? We are told in Matthew 24 that it takes place immediately after the tribulation of those days. And, since we know that the tribulation of those days (the Great Tribulation) ended on May 21, 2011 per the biblical calendar (see proofs ), we know that what is being described in Isaiah 13:10 as the Day of Yahweh must have begun on May 21, 2011.  

Now, let's consider what Isaiah 13:10 is saying about the Day of Yahweh. First, it reads, For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light. What are the stars of heaven? They couldn't be literal stars, or we would have seen them falling from heaven on May 21, 2011. So, what are they? When we search the Bible, we read in Genesis 15,  

4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him [Abram], saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir .
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars [the stars of heaven], if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be

In other words, the stars of heaven are being compared to being the seed of Abram. We see this also in Genesis 22 where we read,  

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time ,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son :
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice .

Notice how Abraham's seed here is compared to being as the stars of the heaven. That is, the stars of heaven represent the seed of Abraham. But, who is the seed of Abraham? We discover the answer to this in Galatians 3:16 where we read, 

Ga 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ .  

So, we are told by this verse that the seed of Abraham is Christ. But, then, we also read in Galatians 3:29, 

Ga 3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise .

So, Christ is the seed of Abraham, and those who belong to Christ - who are all those who were saved in Christ by May 21, 2011 - are Abraham's seed as well.  

And, now, we can conclude as to the meaning to the stars of heaven: the stars of heaven represent the seed of Abraham, which refers to Christ and all those who are saved in Christ Jesus, namely the elect. Also, we can now begin to understand our verse in Isaiah 13:10. When it states that the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light, it is saying that Christ and the elect ever since May 21, 2011 during the Day of Yahweh are not giving their light. Their light, of course, refers to Christ, the gospel of eternal salvation. We read in John 8:12,    

Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life .  

And, again, we read, 

Joh 12:46 I [Christ] am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness .   

So, Christ is the light of the world, but, if Christ and the elect are no longer giving their light, it means that they are no longer shining forth eternal salvation to the world, which means that salvation has ended for the entire unsaved world ever since the Day of Yahweh began on May 21, 2011. This is what it means that the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light

Now, continuing with our verse, we read, the sun shall be darkened in his going forth. Literally, we could say, the sun shall be dark in his going forth. And, to be dark means that the sun is not shining forth any light just like the stars are not shining forth any light. And, this makes sense because if the sun is not giving light, the stars could not be giving light either as they reflect the light of the sun. But, what is the sun referring to? Obviously, it cannot be referring to the literal sun because the literal sun did shine on May 21, 2011. So, let's search the Bible to find the answer: we read in Psalm 19,  

Psalm 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun ,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race .   

Clearly, in this verse, the sun refers to the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for only the Son of God could have been said to be as bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. And, in Psalm 84:11, we read,  

Ps 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly .  

And, in Malachi 4:2 we read,   

Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall .   

Obviously, from these three verses alone, we see that the sun can refer to Christ, the Lord God, who is the Sun of righteousness who comes with healing in His wings. But, we also see Christ being compared to being like the sun as we read in Revelation 1:16,  

Re 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength .  

And, again, we read,   

Mt 17:2 And [Christ] was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light .   

So, in summary, we see how the sun refers to Christ, Himself, our Lord Yahweh. And, now, we can relate this information to our verse: when it states that the sun shall be dark in its going forth, it is telling us that Christ is not shining forth any light. And, this once again means that He is not saving anyone ever since the Day of Yahweh began on May 21, 2011.   

Well, let's continue with our verse, it reads, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. What, now, is the moon referring to? Obviously, it cannot be referring to the literal moon because we did see the moon shine on May 21, 2011. So, let's think about this a little. We know that the moon reflects the light of the sun, so, spiritually speaking, we know whatever the moon represents must reflect or point us to the Son, Jesus Christ. It could not be the elect because, although they do reflect Christ, we already found that they represent the stars of heaven, and nothing in the Bible reveals that they can represent the moon as well. So, what could it be? We know that it is a light bearer to the world that points us to or reflects Christ. So, could it be nature itself? The answer is, no, because although nature points us to a Creator (see Arguments for the Existence of God ), it does not specifically name that Creator to be Christ. The truth is that the only other thing in this life that reflects Christ is the law of Yahweh, the Bible. In fact, the entire Old Testament points to Christ, and the New Testament reveals Christ. So, could the Holy Scriptures be what the moon represents? Well, certainly the Word of Yahweh is a light, for we read in Proverbs 6:23,  

Pr 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life . . .   

Also, we read in Isaiah 51,   

Isa 51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people .   

And,  

Ps 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path .  

Furthermore, the law not only shines forth light as a light bearer should, but scripture reveals that the moon consists of ordinances (laws), which fits perfectly if the law is being symbolized by the moon because the law of Yahweh obviously does consist of ordinances (laws). We read in Jeremiah 31,

Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name . . .  

Notice the mentioning of the ordinances of the moon. So, the moon consists of ordinances (laws), and this makes complete sense when we realize that the moon represents the entire law of Yahweh, the Bible, as it does consist of ordinances or laws.   

Well, anyway, we will consider the moon to be the law or Word of Yahweh. And, when we apply this information to our verse which says, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine, we are being told that ever since May 21, 2011 when the Day of Yahweh began, the law of Yahweh is not shining forth its light to lead to Christ; therefore, no one can any longer be saved because no one is being led to Christ through the law, which is the Word of Yahweh. And, if no one is any longer being led to Christ through the Word of Yahweh, then no one is becoming saved ever since May 21, 2011 as the only way that someone could be saved would be through the Word of Yahweh who is Jesus Christ, the doorway to salvation.    


CONCLUSION   

In verse 8-10 of Isaiah 13, we found that when we were leading up to the Day of Yahweh, which would begin on May 21, 2011, there were many unsaved people in the world who experienced mental or emotional pain with resulting physical pain in their bodies due to their fear of Yahweh's wrath coming upon them. They were amazed, or marveled, that Judgment Day had finally come to their front door, and they discussed all this, one to another with their friends, in wonderment.    

Then, we discussed how the Day of Yahweh came on May 21, 2011, and it was cruel both with wrath and fierce anger to lay the land desolate. What made the Day of Yahweh so cruel was that salvation had been removed from the face of the earth so that no one could any longer become eternally saved. This locked everyone who was not saved by May 21, 2011, including babies inside and outside of the womb, into being destined and guaranteed to die forever with no possibility of living for all eternity in glory, joy, and righteousness with their Creator. It was a tremendous loss for them! The entire land of billions of sinners was made desolate in one day because now, it was as if they had all already died on that day due to it having then been guaranteed on that day that they would die for all eternity by the Last Day of the Day of Yahweh, which is soon to come.  

Finally, we found that the light bearers in the heavens - the stars, the sun, and the moon - were all made dark on May 21, 2011 so that they no longer brought forth light. This all symbolized that salvation had ended. All people, including babies, children, and adults, were now guaranteed to die forever with no possibility of eternal life in glory, bliss, joy, and righteousness. Never in all history had there not been any possibility of eternal salvation. But, now, ever since the Day of Yahweh began on May 21, 2011, the entire world of billions of unsaved people is destined for outer darkness in the nothingness of eternal annihilation when on the Last Day of the Day of Yahweh, those who have already died will come forth from the graves, and all those who yet remain, will all be burned up once and for all time in the darkness of death, in the fires of the Last Day.   

But, thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ, whose death has insured that a remnant were saved by May 21, 2011 for the battle of the Day of Yahweh. Those who have already left this world, and all those who remain unto the Last Day, will receive new spiritual bodies fit to live for all eternity in the new heaven and earth that will be created for us on the Last Day. But, only after, we have finished our calling to proclaim Yahweh's wrath to the entire world of the unsaved, amen.


Now, may the LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace .

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