Let us reason together...Selah.
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of uzziah,Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, Kings of Judah.
Hear, O heavens, and give ear O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children,they (((have))) rebelled against me.
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master`s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth (((not))) consider.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil doers, children that (((are))) corrupters: They (((have))) forsaken the Lord, they (((have))) provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are (((gone away))) backward.
Why should (((ye be))) stricken anymore? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is (((no))) soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CLOSED, NEITHER MOLLIFIED WITH OINTMENT.
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire:your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it (((is))) desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beast; and I delight (((not))) in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of goats.
When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Bring no more (((vain))) oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with it; it (((is))) iniquity, even the solomn meeting.
Your new moons and your appointed feast my soul hateth: they are trouble to me; I am weary to bear them.
And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will (((not))) hear: Your hands (((are))) full of blood.
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they (((shall))) be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the (((sword of my mouth)))
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.
Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Wake up; O Israel: The word of God is the Sword of The Holy One of Israel.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were a flame of fire;
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
and he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged Sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.
And he laid his hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the Last:
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death.
RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgements: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
But thou, O Lord, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like(((sheep))) for the slaughter, and prepare them for the slaughter.
How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field whither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beast are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.
If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling Jordan?
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul, into the hand of her enemies
Mine heitage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out (((against me:))) therefore I have (((hated))) it.
Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about (((are))) against her; come ye, assemble all the beast of the field, come to devour.
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the Lord shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: NO FLESH SHALL HAVE PEACE.
They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord against all my evil neighbors, that ((( touch ))) the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah among them.
And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The Lord Liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Ba-al; THEN shall they be built in the midst of my people.
But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.
Dueteronomy 30, The Broken Covenant:
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon Thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord God hath driven thee,
And shalt return unto the Lord your God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and ( will return ) and gather thee from (all) the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
And the Lord will bring thee into the Land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt posess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that (thou) mayest live.
And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I commanded thee this day.
And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
(((IF))) thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and (((if))) thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
For this commandment which I command thee this day, It is not (((hidden))) from thee, neither is it far off.
It is (((not))) in heaven, that thou shouldest say, (((who))) will go up to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Neither is it beyond the sea. that thou shouldest say, (((who))) shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
See. I have set before thee (((this day))) life and good, and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to (((keep))) his commandments and his statutes and his judgements, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that (((thou))) and thy (((seed))) may live.
That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that (((thou))) mayest obey his voice, and that(((thou))) mayest cleave unto him: for he is (((thy life,))) and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them.
Learn the truth, from God`s distilled word
the former rain and the latter.
God has a war plan and it will come to pass as written, book of Joel.