Year of Our LORD,
Give ear, O SHEPHERD+ of Israel,
THOU that leadest Joseph like a flock;
THOU that dwellest between the Cherubim,
O, how we look forward to HIS+ coming again! The LORD’S Incarnation--- taking upon HIMSELF+ the form of a man--- and HIS+ death and Resurrection all point to HIS+ Return…. and HIS+ control.
When that momentous event occurs, everything will change on planet earth and also in the Heavenlies.
When that momentous event occurs, the battle is won, tangibly, for all to see, here upon earth.
When that momentous event occurs, the earth will begin to be restored back to where it was before the fall of mankind. The lion and the calf and the leopard and the kid shall INDEED lie down together, without hurt nor harm. Isaiah 11 is full of these promises, describing what will happen when HE+ comes again.
Yes, the world will weep and howl when its ungodliness is smitten for the powers of darkness love ungodliness. So will those who agree with them.
But how can we who follow JESUS CHRIST, the only true GOD, do anything but rejoice with a mighty joy?
O Earth, Earth, Earth,
hear the WORD of the LORD.
O Eretz, Eretz, Eretz,
shemai D’BAR JeHoVaH !
And there shall come forth a ROD+ out of the stem of Jesse,
and a BRANCH+ shall grow out of his roots:
And the SPIRIT of The LORD [JEHOVAH]
shall rest upon HIM+,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
And shall make HIM of quick understanding
in the fear of the LORD:
and HE+ shall not judge after the sight of His+ eyes,
neither reprove after the hearing of His+ ears:
But with righteousness shall HE+ judge the poor,
and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
and HE+ shall smite the earth:
with the rod of His+ mouth,
and with the breath of His+ lips
shall HE+ slay the wicked.
And righteousness shall be the girdle of His+ loins,
and faithfulness the girdle of His+ reins.
And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
and HE+ that sat upon him was called
Faithful and True,
and in righteousness HE+ doth judge and make war.
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed;
their young ones shall lie down together:
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My Holy Mountain:
for the earth shall be full
of the knowledge of the LORD,
as the waters cover the sea.
And in that day there shall be a ROOT+ of Jesse,
which shall stand for an ensign of the people;
to *HIM+ shall the Gentiles seek:
and His+ rest shall be glorious.