Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
When the Enemy Comes in like a Flood
May 16, 2011
Isaiah was perhaps the most comprehensive prophet of all time; he prophesied over a 60-year period, from approximately 740 B.C. to 680 B.C. He warned Israel about making alliances with other countries when she, but not they, was under the ruler-ship of God.
The Babylonian threat to Judah, in that day, was exactly the same threat, which faces America today. The wickedness of Israel led to her captivity in Babylon, as will America’s wickedness lead to her takeover by modern-day Babylon.
Isaiah wrote what could be called a mini-Bible of prophecy – 39 chapters corresponding to the 39 books of the Old Testament, and 27 chapters corresponding to the 27 books of the New Testament. Amazingly, in just this past century, the Dead Sea Scrolls unearthed an early copy of the book of Isaiah, copied some 200 to 300 years before Christ. The importance of this archeological treasure is that it shows us just how accurate are our present-day Bibles, with the early copy of Isaiah in Hebrew form being nearly letter perfect to today’s copies. The few exceptions are generally the result of changed spellings of places over the centuries.
Isaiah, chapter 53, presents a prophetic picture of Jesus, like no other Old Testament Scripture, written over 700 years before He was born. But we are going to look at Isaiah, chapter 59, the breakpoint of this book, where we are given a look well into the future to the last hours of history.
The prophet states, “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19).”
Take a close look, America! At the center of the entire nation – from the Assiniboine River to the mouth of the Mississippi River – flood waters are overflowing their borders, with damages being seen to an extent that they have never been seen here, before. There is no greater sign in the natural of the enemy being let loose spiritually like a flood upon this nation from top to bottom than the sign of these floods. We are in the final hours of history.
It remains for the standard to yet be raised up and measured by truth, which describes the 144,000 witnesses of the book of Revelation, chapter 7. They refer to the revived apostolic church, called out by Jesus, to once again stand and witness on her foundation of truth, and not on any foundation of religion. At the same time, the final empire of the Babylonian system, the One World Order of the Revived Roman Empire, will rise up as her enemy under the leadership of the Antichrist.
When the Pharisees and Sadducees came testing Jesus and looking for a sign from heaven He responded to them by saying, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times (Matthew 16:2-3).”
What is it that we should know about the sign of these floods? Isaiah clearly tells us that the sins of America have separated her from God and, as a result, He has hidden His face from her, so that He will not hear her prayers, when they come from filth. Judges no longer render justice, no one defends the truth of the Bible; the nation trusts in leaders of empty words who speak lies. Surely Americans cannot look at Obama without being forced to recognize the prophetic truths of Isaiah happening today!
Both nations of America are full of people conceiving evil plans and bringing forth iniquity. Their works are works of iniquity, and acts of violence are in their hands. The people’s feet run to evil as they surf the web for pornography and all manner of explicit sex in their moral depravity. America has made for herself crooked paths and whoever takes that way will not know peace.
Endless numbers of Peace Corps workers will do nothing but hatch vipers’ eggs from which vipers break forth, and there will be no peace. Only Jesus can bring peace; but we have rejected Him and told our children they are not allowed to have that one book in school, which is the Book of Truth, called the Bible. Isaiah tells us exactly what will result from this stupidity. Justice will remain far from the American courts. Only recently, three men were arrested for reading the Bible out loud on the street in Hemet, California (see the video of the arrest – http://www.sodahead.com/living/man-arrested-for-reading-bible-in-public/question-1725377/?page=3 ).
As we search for the light, darkness will surround us. Will our electricity not give way with the floods and other impending disasters until there is only blackness and we grope as if we had no eyes? Isaiah tells us this will happen. Only then we will begin to ask where our justice has gone and where is our salvation when our children no longer know the saving grace of Jesus, but rather are taught foolishness about Mohammed who is as dead as dead can be, and can save no one.
Our sins surely testify against our nation before God. We have transgressed and lied against the Lord. Righteousness stands afar off and truth has fallen in the streets. Equity cannot enter so truth fails and any who depart from evil will be sought after and killed. These are the words of Isaiah, who could see in the spirit then, far more than Americans are able to see in the natural today.
The Lord sees this wickedness, which arouses His anger. There were no intercessors among men to whom He would listen so He, like Moses, used His own arm to bring forth salvation. His own righteousness sustained Him; He needed no man to uphold Him for He stood ready in the armor of God, when the floods would consume Him. He was pierced, but only for our sake.
Now He will repay man according to his wicked deeds. In fury He will come against His enemies and fully repay them who trusted in the prince of this world and the things of this world, when they would not trust in Him. A house under water holds little attraction, if any, when vipers swim among its contents – those vipers’ eggs men chose to hatch.
It is at this time the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against the enemy. Spiritual Israel will at last come forth as the redeemed of the Lord, a true and strong spiritual Jerusalem rebuilt with walls of truth that the enemy will never scale again. For its inhabitants, who are the true inheritance of Jacob, will turn from their transgressions to don the same spiritual armor as their Lord, ready to go into battle with Him, clad in the armor of God.
Isaiah, the prophet who speaks for God, declares that the Spirit of the Lord is upon these witnesses. The truth will never depart from their mouths, for they will become sons and daughters of God, the God of truth, in the house of truth, within the Royal family in the kingdom of the coming New World Order.
America, wake up! You carried a moonbeam in your hand, which you let go to embrace darkness. If they are floods and disasters you want, so be it! If you repent and turn back to God, it is not too late to re-establish truth in this nation. The choice is yours – between light and darkness.
Isaiah got it right about everything else he prophesied, and he will be proven right about this as well. Pick up your Bibles and read Isaiah, chapter 59, before it is too late. We have arrived at the final hours of history when the Lord will no longer hold back His wrath. Judgment has already begun and, whether you like it or not, you will be forced to choose sides between the Christ and the Antichrist. There will be no neutral ground and there will be no couch upon which to recline, unless you want to float down river and be swept out to sea.
The sea will reclaim its own, but the Lord will call His people to come up hither and join with Him to share in His eternal kingdom, as His sister and spouse, upon whom He wants to place the title of royalty.