Isaiah 24, the LORD’s devastation of the Earth.

At the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Syria signed the so called Paris Accord on Climate Change, leaving the United States alone as a non-signer.

Climate alarmists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change believe that the thermal response to increasing CO2 is a feedback gain from increasing water vapor that results from higher temperatures, leading to much higher temperatures. Current climate model averages indicate a temperature rise of 4.7 C by 2100 if nothing is done, 4.65 C if U.S keeps all its Paris commitments and 4.53 C if all countries keep their part of the agreement. In all cases, with or without the Paris agreement we are headed for a disaster of biblical proportions as described in Isaiah 24, but IPCC call all these changes man-made.

As the chart indicates, implementing all of the Paris agreement will delay the end of mankind as we know it by at most 4 years.

But God has provided two important feed-back loops, clouds and vegetation to keep the climate from overheating.  (more at https://lenbilen.com/2017/06/04/with-the-paris-accord-not-signed-can-the-world-still-be-saved-a-look-at-the-arctic/ )   This is not the real disaster, the real disaster occurs when mankind turns away from God.

Isaiah 23, a prophecy about Tyre,

At this time, the Syro-Phonecians were the merchants of the Mediterranean Sea.

Sidon is now the third largest city in Lebanon, Tyre is the fourth largest.

This merchant fleet was still dominant, even in Roman times,

The people of Sidon and Tyre were called Caananites, and the Jews considered them inferior. Yet Jesus found great faith and healed the Caananite woman’s daughter.

It was a Syro-Phonecian widow that sustained  Elijah during the three and a half year drought.

But the people of Tyre and Sidon worshipped Baal, and the woman Jezebel stemmed from Sidon.

Isaiah 22, a prophecy about Jerusalem.

Sennacherib’s Prism from 691 B.C. verifies the biblical account of the siege of Jerusalem.

As you might have guessed, the “Valley of Vision” is another name for Jerusalem, as is “The City of David”.

 Shebna was “treasurer over the house” in the reign of king Hezekiah of Judah, a picture of the unfaithful servant.

Isaiah 21, prophecies against Babylon, Edom, Arabia.

 

Elam is another word for ancient Persia, the fall of Babylon is described in https://lenbilen.com/2017/09/24/daniel-5-the-handwriting-on-the-wall/

 

Tema:  The name of a son of Ishmael (Gen 25:15; 1 Ch 1:30) , also an oasis half-way between Edom and Medina in what is now the Levant part of Saudi Arabia.

Kedar, meaning dark-skinned was the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13) . It was also the name for the nomadic tribes of Arabs, the Bedouins generally (Isa. 21:16; 42:11; 60:7; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:21), who dwelt in the northwest of Arabia. They lived in black hair-tents (Song of Songs 1:5). To “dwell in the tents of Kedar” was to be cut off from the worship of the true God (Psalms 120:5). The Kedarites suffered at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 49:28-29).

 

Isaiah 19, the Burden of Egypt, the future blessin of Assyria, Egypt and Istael.

The Pyramids of Giza pre-dates Abraham by more than 1000 years. The ancient civilization was quite advanced for its time. As we can see from this mural in the lower right corner they used computers even in that day. Wait! It must be a hoax. Nobody uses Cathode Ray Tubes anymore, and they certainly didn’t then.

A picture from the “Arab spring”.

In best socialist tradition the High Aswan Dam was completed in 1970, regulating the flow of the Nile River,  creating Lake Nasser and producing electricity. It looked good on paper and wa a worthwhile project unless you count for the unintended consequences.

A large number of ancient monument had to be removed from the future lake-bed or they would be destroyed. Egypt was not going to save the relics of the old civilization, so the rest of the world had to pay for their move. Only the most famous were saved, the rest are in the process of being destroyed.

The evaporation in lake Nasser, being in the desert, water evaporates at a rate of between 0.15 and 0.4 inches per day, so 25% of the water of the Nile is not flowing downstream, reducing the electricity production. In addition, the silt that used to fertilize the lower Nile and the Nile Delta gets stuck in the lake.

This has caused the Mediterranean Sea fishermen to lose 90% of a previously lucrative shrimp harvest. On the plus side the fish catch in Lake Nasser is increased. The silt that used to fertilize the Delta has been replaced by fertilizer,  which is very expensive. On the plus side water is regulated, and the Delta never floods, so they can grow more harvests, even during the low water season. On the negative side, since the canals are always filled and never drying out, the canals stink and are filled with leeches and disease causing bacteria, viruses, amoebas and all kinds of pollution.,

 

Isaiah is full of play on words that cannot be translated. Check the similarity of the two names differing by only one different stroke of the pen.

Isaiah 18, a prophecy against Cush.

The land of ancient Cush is what is now Sudan and the most southern part of Egypt. Sudan is now one of the most militant Muslim countries in the world. A few years ago a British kindergarten teacher in a private school had a teddy bear in class and asked  the students to name it. They chose the name Muhammad. This came to the attention of the local militia, so she had to immediately flee the country.