Isaiah 34 – The Sword of the LORD

In Chapter 34, Isaiah focuses on the great tribulation period, specifically the final judgment of the New World Order.

Father, please count us worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Isaiah 34
1 Come near, ye nations [Heb goy’ee or goyim], to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

Besides ‘nations’, goyim is also translated as ‘Gentiles’ and ‘heathen’. Jesus is King of the goyim (Jer 10:7), but if you want to be part of his kingdom to come, you need to accept Him as your personal Saviour; then you need to let Him teach you how to be salt and light. Otherwise, you may find yourself cast out. (Matt 5:13)

2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

After the Antichrist assumes power, he will take control of the global network of nations that has been prearranged for him through international treaties and organizations like the United Nations. Once this unprecedented power is placed in his hands, his godlike status will rally all men to his cause, giving birth to the full-blown New World Order. Nations will commit their armies to him. He will ultimately use this military might to fight against God Himself at the battle of Armageddon where his armies will be slaughtered.

3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

It looks to me like after the millennium God may start over from scratch with a completely new heaven (sky and outer space) and new earth. (Rev 21:1) If this is the case, then I believe verse 4 may speak of another day of judgment that will come a thousand years or so after the great tribulation period.

5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

Although only one nation is called by name the judgment is on all nations (v 2).

6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

Edom (Idumea) is going to be in a bad way in that day. Jesus is going to go directly to Edom upon his return (Isa 63), before turning towards the Holy Land. Bozrah (v 6) means ‘grape gathering’, and according to Isaiah 63 Jesus is going to bloody his garments there, like one who treads grapes. Esau is Edom. (Gen 36:8) Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of chili and lost his blessing; therefore, Isaiah uses Edom as a typical representation of all the rebellious nations allied together to form the New World Order.

10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

I believe that the armies of the Antichrist are going to rally in Bozrah in order to attack the Messianic Jews who are hiding in the rock city of Petra. (Isa 16:1-4) I believe this is why this area is judged so severely.

11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

I have always found the statement about vultures in verse 16 to be fascinating. Although Chapter 34 speaks of a time of horrific judgment, Isaiah closes the chapter by saying the vultures will each have a mate. If you have ever seen a vulture up close, you know that it is just about the ugliest thing that God ever created, and yet He sees to it that each one has a mate. If God takes care to see that each of the vultures in Idumea has a mate during the millennium, just imagine how He will attend to the needs of the rest of us?

17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
Isaiah 34


I have heard it said that the prophets are hard to read because of the harsh judgments they portend. I am going to address the question of why. Why would God execute such severe punishments on the people of planet earth? To answer that question, one must examine the last Gentile empire to rule the world, commonly referred to as the New World Order. This empire was depicted in Daniel’s dream as a dreadful and terrible beast, strong exceedingly, with great iron teeth which devoured and brake in pieces; a beast which stamped the residue with the feet of it, which was different from all the empires that were before it; and it had ten horns. (Dan 7:7) According to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, this will be the fifth and final stage of Gentile rule on planet earth. This last empire, represented by iron mixed with clay (Dan 2), has been quietly forming its foundation for quite some time now. They have used small incremental steps to keep from being noticed, but their existence is becoming more and more apparent as we approach the day of the LORD.

I was a bit surprised when I turned my radio on this last Monday morning. None of the oracles I routinely receive over the airwaves were talking about the biggest story of the year so far—the arrest of Jeffery Epstein on Saturday. I have been following this story for a decade so the gears in my already naturally-suspicious mind began to turn. Why were they not talking about it, neither on the Right or the Left? If you do not live in America, you might be asking at this point, who is Jeffery Epstein? Jeffery Epstein was caught trafficking and sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14 in 2008. Some reports say as young as 12. His private Island in the US Virgin Islands was called ‘Pedophile Island’ by the locals. The private jet Epstein used to ferry rich and powerful predators to the island became known as the ‘Lolita Express’. The plane’s logs show that Bill Clinton was a frequent flyer. Epstein managed to get a sweetheart plea deal and ultimately served 13 months for solicitation. To put this in perspective, it would be sort of like getting multiple first-degree murder charges lowered to a minor assault charge. The Florida State Attorney’s Office was not even going to press charges, so officers in the Palm Beach Police Department who were conducting the investigation asked the FBI to get involved. Despite the denials from Barry Krischer, the Florida state attorney, the problems with the prosecution started in his office. After the Feds got involved, they ended up cutting Epstein the sweetheart deal. The deal even included ‘work-release privileges’, meaning Epstein got to leave the jail for 12 hours every day.

After his release, Epstein was welcomed back by New York high society and the Hollywood elite. For example, after Epstein was released he hosted a dinner party in his Manhattan mansion to honor his friend, Prince Andrew, of the United Kingdom. Other guests included Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos, along with some well-known Hollywood celebrities.

Ann Coulter is the first mainstream pundit to state the obvious: Epstein had a state actor behind him. Why is this obvious you ask? Alex Acosta, the federal prosecutor who signed Epstein’s plea deal, told his interviewers from the Trump transition team that he “was told” that Epstein “belonged to intelligence,” that this was above his pay grade and to “leave it alone.” The subject was only mentioned briefly during his confirmation hearing for labor secretary. The only probable explanation for the way the state prosecutor initially tried to drop the case, the nonsensical plea deal after the Feds got involved, Acosta’s comments about being told to “leave it alone,” and the way that Congress glossed over these events during Acosta’s confirmation hearing, is that Epstein and his victims were part of a clandestine blackmail-and-control / sex-for-compliance network apparatus. Epstein had hidden cameras throughout his properties filming the activities that went on. According to the victims, they had to report to back to Epstein about the men who abused them—what they wanted, what their fetishes were, etc. It was obviously more than just typical brothel activity. So what exactly was going on? Were the underage victims being used as bribes in exchange for political favors and/or to compromise their abusers? Was Epstein able to use blackmail to escape justice? Who told Acosta to “leave it alone?” Does this network extend to foreign governments? How did Epstein go from being a high-school math teacher to being an A-list jet-set self described billionaire? (According to court filings Epstein is worth over $500 million.) Why are people like Epstein loved by Hollywood? (Weinstein is another example.) I believe the answers to these questions revolve around the rise of the new world order. The new world order needs to control key people through bribery and blackmail in order to take control of the planet. When the new world order is fully matured there will be no mystery as to why God is going to judge them so severely. Their sentence is going to be well deserved. Christians who are informed can see through the disguise, but much of the planet is already deceived into thinking the new world order is ‘cool’. Multitudes are already surrendering their hearts to the new world order and the rich elites who are the face of it. Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called? If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

Just as those who lived in Nazi Germany had a choice to make, we all have a choice to make as well. We have to choose. The invitation to join the winning team and have your sins forgiven is open to everyone, no matter what you have done. Jesus is merciful beyond measure. He will forgive anyone who sincerely repents. Not only will He forgive, He will remove your sins from you as far as the east is from the west. He will not even remember them anymore. My friend, you do not want to be on the wrong side of Isaiah 34.

In closing, the only reason Epstein was charged again is because of the courageous reporting of Julie K Brown who pursued this story and finally got some of Epstein’s victims to go on record. It still remains to be seen if the victims in this case will receive justice, but nevertheless, I thank God that there are still some good investigative journalists out there. I thank God that I live in a country where people like Julie K Brown can report the truth without being eliminated. Thank You, Father, in Jesus’ name. Finally, although the mainstream media is trying to make the Epstein case about President Trump, the fact is that Trump made his often repeated comments about Epstein in 2002, three full years before information about Epstein’s activities first began to surface. In 2005, Vanity Fair reporter Vicky Ward interviewed victims for a story she was doing on Epstein, but the magazine’s editor cut the victim’s statements from the article after a phone call from Epstein. Trump later kicked Epstein out of his Mar-a-Lago resort for approaching an underage girl, according to court documents. In fact, Bradley Edwards, an attorney for one of the victims, said in a video interview that Donald Trump was the only high-powered person who offered help to convict Epstein in 2008. Republicans have their share of skeletons in the closet too by the way, but much like Weinstein, Epstein was a darling of the liberals, not the conservatives. Earlier today, President Trump announced Acosta’s resignation as labor secretary even as more victims are coming forward.

I hope I have offered some insight into why God is going to judge the New World Order so severely. A lot more could be said about Epstein’s new world order connections but the Epstein case is just the tip of the iceberg. Or to use a different metaphor, it’s like cockroaches, if you see one, you know there are a thousand others hiding where that one came from … and the new world order is just getting started. Meanwhile, the good fight continues.

Father, please bring revival to your church. Please give us one last great awakening before You send your Son to receive us and take us home. Please send Him quickly, in Jesus’ name. Amen.