Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Isaiah 13:11 -"I, the LORD, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin.”
Read - Isaiah 13:1-16:14
God is pleased to show mercy. Even after prophetic glimpses of doom, God has Isaiah tell the people in Isaiah 14 that they will get to return to their promised land once again. It will be after decades…sometimes we must wait and while we wait we must allow God to have His way in us to prepare us for what is next.
Lord, I need Your mercy today.
Isaiah 13 is a prophetic glimpse of the Persian takeover of Babylon:
Who is this culprit that is in the Garden with Adam/Eve and in the world today Marring and Misleading? We call him the devil or Satan but the Scriptures have a few references for him otherwise. Isaiah 14 turns sharply from talking about the return of God’s people to talking about Lucifer - the devil himself. Here we are given the truth of his fall and his sin. Passages like this can be difficult to interpret and here are some good thoughts on the topic: