2 Corinthians 13:1-14
Isaiah 12:1 – What a great picture of salvation! God was angry with us, but it is turned away, and those who God was once angry with now God comforts! What changed? God is my salvation!
Isaiah 12:2 – Note that it says LORD JEHOVAH. In Hebrew that is “YAH-YAHWEH.” This is the first of two uses – the other is Isaiah 26:4. “Yah” is found in Psalm 113:1 where the KJV renders in English “Praise Ye the LORD” the Hebrew phrase “Hallelu-Yah”
From Barnes: In this place, and Isaiah 26:4, “the repetition” of the name seems to be used to denote “emphasis;” or perhaps to indicate that Yahweh is the same always – an unchangeable God.
Isaiah 13:8 – Notice the similarity between this and 1 Thessalonians 5:3. Both are talking about the day of the LORD compared to childbirth.
Isaiah 13:10 – The plague of darkness is spoken of many times (Ezekiel 32:7, Joel 2:31, Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24, Revelation 6:12). Exodus 10:22 foreshadows in Egypt what God will do.
Isaiah 13:11 – Why will God judge the world? Evil must be punished! God is too just to excuse sin.
Isaiah 14:1 – From Jimmy DeYoung:
The Lord promised to have “mercy” on Jacob, the nation of “Israel”. The Lord had chosen these people in the past, Deuteronomy 7:6-8, and will “yet choose Israel” and “set them in their own land”.It really doesn’t matter what the rest of the world may say about the land, God will set His chosen “Israel”, the Jews of today, back in the land of their forefathers, the land He has given them for the future, as well. From the sidelines we today can see the Lord beginning that process, the process that will move to completion after the Rapture and culminate at His Second Coming.
Please notice the last “I will” in verse 13, “I will sit also upon the Mount of the Congregation, in the sides of the North”. According to Psalm 48:2 this is describing the city of Jerusalem. Satan said he will be worshiped in Jerusalem, actually on the Temple Mount. II Thessalonians 2:4 is the prophecy of when the Antichrist, energized by Satan, claims to be God, from the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
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