Isaiah 2:1-2 No More Mountains

Isaiah 2:1-2 Here is the message about Judah and Jerusalem that was revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz. In the future the mountain of the Lord’s temple will endure as the most important of mountains, and will be the most prominent of hills.

v. 1 Judah is the area or region around Jerusalem. During Isaiah’s time, it is roughly the area between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. In today’s world, this would be central and southern Israel. Israel was divided into two kingdoms. The southern kingdom was referred to as Judah.

v.2 The geography of verse two would suggest the temple will be located at the top of the tallest mountain. Modern day Jerusalem is approximately 2500 feet above sea level. There are hills and mountains in the region that are higher than 2500 feet. Let alone there are mountain ranges around the world that top 14000 feet. Today, Jerusalem is not the tallest mountain. Something is going to change drastically for this to be the case.

Consider the following verses. Isaiah 40:4 “Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley; This is the verse John the Baptist quotes prior to the coming of the Lord to be baptized in the Jordan. Think about this verse in the context of the second coming of Christ. Geographically, the path of the earth will be smoothed for His arrival. Revelation 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. No more mountains?? The context in time for this verse is the end of the tribulation and before the second coming of Christ. Revelation 20:9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. Historical and modern day Jerusalem has always been in the hill country. The context of Revelation 20:9 is 1000 years into the Millennial Kingdom. Christ has physically returned to earth and has been present for 1000 years. Isaiah 45:2 “I will go before you and make the rough places smooth”. Isaiah 42:16b  I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. Ezekiel 38:20c  the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.

Zechariah 14:9-10 makes the transition of geographic change to who will ultimately be in charge. There will be dramatic geographic and topographical change during the Tribulation. And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one. All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses.

One Response to “Isaiah 2:1-2 No More Mountains”

  1. Reblogged this on PaulthePoke's Blog and commented:

    Geography Changes Coming…

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