Prophecies of the Apocalypse
The Great Tribulation
The world glorification of God's name (24: 14-16a)
The glorification arises from all directions:
- West " They raise their voices, they shout for joy; because of the Lord 'smajesty cry aloud from the sea "(verse 14). The term "from the sea" always means "western" of Israel. The there raise their voices shout for joy to glorify the majesty of the Lord.
- East " Give glory, for the LORD in the east, and the islands of the sea exalt the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel " (verse 15 - NKJV).
- Finally, come from all over the world " From the ends of the earth have we heard songs: Glory to the righteous . "(Verse 16). Amidst the colossal judgment of the Great Tribulation that will involve all the land in the Great Tribulation, and the removal of all the things that brought joy, there will be a huge number of conversions between the Jews and the Gentiles. It is these that will sing praise to God for His justice after the Rapture of the Church.
Isaiah gives us no details, but Chapter 7 of Revelation follows the same design that Isaiah 24, as we see in this comparison:
- Revelation 6 describes the Seals Judgment, when there will be an immense destruction of surface and population of the earth. In Isaiah 24: 1-13 we find these same judgments.
- In Revelation 7: 1-8 a group of people are glorifying the name of the Lord: the 144,000 converted Jews. Revelation 7: 9-17 speaks of the "multitude that no one can count from every nation, tribe, people and language " that have been martyred during the Great Tribulation. In Isaiah 24: 14-16a we have the description of the glorification of God's name in a loud voice: " Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne and to the Lamb ."
- In Revelation 8-9 we find the Trumpets Trial details. The devastation of the land corresponding to these trials is described in Isaiah 24: 16b 20 to study next.
R David Jones
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