OUR LORD WHOSE GREAT DAY WILL BRING RUIN TO THE KINGDOM OF SPIRITUAL BABYLON
Isaiah chapter 13 verse 7 reads as follows;
Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear.
This verse captures a subtle detail among the events that are recorded in the 13th chapter of Isaiah.
As the war in the spiritual realm between spiritual Babylon and the kingdom of Zion intensifies, the fallout of this war will spill over into the natural realm. These terrifying events will become visible to the people on earth and they will be overwhelmed with fear and their hands will go limp and their hearts will melt.
When humans are suddenly exposed to occurrences that exceed their sensory and processing capacity, they can go into a catatonic state where their limbs become inactive and they become unresponsive to the events that are unfolding around them.
Such will the day of the Lord be when God's spiritual army gathers to battle the kingdom of Babylon and bring her fraudulent claim over the earth to an end.
The earth will shake violently and the sun, moon and stars will not give their light. All of Babylon's structures and administrations will be laid waste and left as smouldering ruins.
Isaiah chapter 13 verse 20 says; "She will never be inhabited or lived in through all generations;"
The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord on me.
In the first chapter of the book of Ezekiel, the prophet Ezekiel recorded one of the most profound visions ever witnessed.
In his vision, Ezekiel saw four winged beings each having four faces and four wings and each being beside a wheel within a wheel and lightning flashed between the four beings in a brilliant display of the glory of God.
In chapter two, Ezekiel recorded the message that was given to him by the Son of God which foretold of the children of Israel going into captivity in a foreign land because of their rebellion against the Lord.
In this chapter, when Ezekiel saw the glory of God, he fell face down onto the ground. Spirit of God entered Ezekiel and helped him stand up while the Son of God spoke to him.
In chapter three, the vision came to a close and Ezekiel was lifted up by the Spirit of God and taken back to the banks of the Kebar River and put back among the Israelites there. He was in anguish for seven days as the things that he saw in his vision distressed his mind.
After some days, Ezekiel saw the Lord's presence again and again he fell face down and the Spirit of God propped him up again so that he could listen to the Lord.
We see the Spirit of God, on multiple occasions, upholding the Lord's servant when he had fallen and we see Spirit of God taking Ezekiel safely home after a terrifying encounter with spiritual beings.
The Spirit of God is the Divine Helper sent from God to help and support the Lord's servants.
Give thanks for the ministry of the wonderful counselor, the Spirit of God.
But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
In the garden of Eden, shortly after Adam and Eve had listened to the serpent and had eaten the forbidden fruit, the Lord God came to visit them in the cool of the evening and they were missing from where He usually met them and so God called to Adam, "Where are you?"
Adam and Eve had hidden themselves from God because they had eaten the fruit that they were not supposed to eat. They, after eating the fruit, became aware of their nakedness and they hid themselves from the Lord and from that moment on, lost their unfettered access to God.
After being expelled from the garden, the lot of the human race was the struggle for survival but the whole time, the Lord was asking mankind, "Where are you?" to see if anyone could be found who would turn to Him to be saved.
Most people, caught up in the distractions of life, forgot their God and did not look to Him to save them or protect them.
As Isaiah chapter 17 verse 11 says;
You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.
Isaiah 53 verse 6 says also;
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way;
However, the day approaches when all the work of redemption that the Lord has done through all the ages will culminate in the appearance of God in great glory.
Isaiah chapter 17 verse 7 says it this way;
In that day people will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.
The God from whom we hid and who was hidden from our eyes will be seen and we will turn from our own ways and return to Him from whom we departed and who paid a so great a price to redeem us to Himself.