Isaiah 34

Isaiah 34  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 10
One more vision meets the prophet's eye. This decides the "Controversy of Zion." As the Son of man comes riding on a swift cloud to "cleanse out of His kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity, making a short work," starting in chapters 13 to 28, the Land and all of the nations of the prophetic earth have felt the judgment in which one is taken as sheaves to the floor and another is left to be blessed in the kingdom, the Lord now reveals Himself in vengeance.
The indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies. The mountains shall be melted with their blood. All the host of heaven is dissolved and the sword bathed in heaven. Here every king, every governor, every judge of the earth either has submitted before or dies in the awful carnage of this vengeance. This includes as well the armies of all nations outside the prophetic earth that come against Jerusalem. Edom is the threshing-floor. Here the Lord is returning to His people from Edom, having completely crushed the enemy.
Isa. 66 would show in the last scenes how the apostates of Jews and Gentiles alike shall feel together the fire of Jehovah, but in the midst there shall be those who escape to proclaim, to those who have never heard, the glory of the great King.
The carcasses of the rebels shall lie on the heap of burning outside of Jerusalem, a constant reminder to Israel and the world what a solemn thing it is to join issue with God.