Isaiah 11:8 Animal Peace Treaty? Yes…

Isaiah 11:8 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them. Also the cow and the bear will graze, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.

Previously, the relationship between animals was discussed in the verse. In a nutshell, there will be harmony among and between the animals in the future. The relationship of predator and prey will be removed. What about the relationship between animals and humanity? There are multiple verses that speak to this relationship as well.

Prior to the flood, animals and humanity had a peaceful coexistence. But after Noah’s global flood, things changed. God informs Noah and the survivors of the flood they can now eat meat. From this point forward, animals are a food source. Hostility between humanity and zoology had been initiated. Genesis 9:2 “The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

The Bible says there will come a time when humanity and animal angst will end. A harmonious relationship with zoology will be restored as originally intended. PETA will rejoice! This concept of peace with animals is noted in multiple places. God makes a peace treaty or covenant with the animals.

Hosea 2:18 “In that day I will also make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds of the sky and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land, and will make them lie down in safety…”

Job 5:22-23 “You will laugh at violence and famine, and you will not be afraid of wild beasts. For you will be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you…”

Ezekiel 34:25 “I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods…”

Dr. Dolittle, the Dog Whisperer on the Animal Planet, or the cat psychologist from “My Cat from Hell” have nothing on God. Some of these folks in today’s world (March 2014) will be looking for a new job once this covenant is enforced. There will no longer be a “cat from hell”. Animal therapists will not be necessary.

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