Article 2 of 7 in the series Isaiah’s Visions of Salvation and Judgment
The first article in this series shows that Isaiah 24 foretells events to take place at the time of Messiah’s reappearance in the earth. The numerous allusions to it by the Lord in the Olivet Prophecy and the final outcome of the Lord reigning in Mount Zion (v23) preclude earlier applications. In this article the devastation caused by God’s judgment and resulting fear and despair is contrasted with the jubilation of those who are alive at the Lord’s coming. To use Jesus’words, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).
24:7–12 The Day of Pleasure Turned Into a Nightmare of Mourning
Verses 7–12 “The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted [NE8 revellers] do sigh.
“The mirth of tabrets ceaseth [RSV timbrel is stilled], the noise of them that rejoice [RSV the jubilant]…
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