October 1 – Why do Bible tours include Petra?

October 1
Isaiah 62:6-65:25
Philippians 2:19-3:3
Psalm 73:1-28
Proverbs 24:13-14

Isaiah 63:1-4: From Jimmy DeYoung:

Isaiah asked two questions, the first in verse 1, “Who is he that cometh from Edom, from Bozrah?” This is the geographical location of Petra in southern Jordan. To this question the Lord responds with, “I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save”. 

In verse 2 the second question, “Why is his apparel stained with ‘red’ like him that treadeth in the winefat?” The Lord responds to this question, verse 3, “I have trodden the winepress alone”.The Lord said, their blood will be sprinkled upon His garments, “for the day of his vengeance is come,” verse 4. It is in verse 4 that the Lord finishes the thought of Isaiah 61:2.

This prophetic account is what will happen after the Lord goes to the Jezreel Valley at the time of the “Battle of Armageddon.” After all the enemies are destroyed by Jesus Christ, He makes the trip to Petra, traveling the 176 miles predicted by John in Revelation 14:19-20.

The blood rises as high as the “horse bridles” for that trip. The blood comes from the bodies of the hundreds of millions of men who die on the “battle field”. This will be a terrible time in history.

By the way, it is 176 miles from Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley to the entrance of Petra, the place “prepared by God” to protect the Jewish people in the last three and a half years in the Tribulation Period, Revelation 12:6.

This is the end time scenario of this terrible time of the end and the death of those who follow Satan instead of Jesus. It is a time when some of our loved ones may well be there because they have never trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.


Here’s some pictures from my recent time in Petra with Jimmy DeYoung:

Isaiah 62:7-9 – The lovingkindness of the Lord (Isaiah 62:7) is demonstrated in his work as Saviour (Isaiah 62:8) by redeeming His people (Isaiah 62:9). How did He redeem us? (Isaiah 53:5-6). The suffering Servant of Isaiah 53 is the LORD, the Redeemer of Isaiah 62:9.

Isaiah 64:1Rend the Heavens, Lord Come Down is a song based on this verse. 

Isaiah 64:4 – Quoted in 1 Corinthians 2:4, but what’s amazing is that this promise is for sinners! (Isaiah 64:5-7). We’ll see what this is in Isaiah 65:17-18 (Revelation 21:1-2).

Isaiah 65:5 – God doesn’t care for those who are “holier than thou.”

Philippians 2:20 – Paul was proud of Timothy. Servant in the gospel (Philippians 2:22). Naturally caring (Philippians 2:20).

Philippians 3:1Rejoice in the LORD! From Patch the Pirate:

Psalm 73:2 – Asaph’s Psalm of Slipping Steps. Return to the Sanctuary to see their state (Psalm 73:17).

Psalm 73:26-28From Earl Martin:

Proverbs 24:14 – Knowledge is to the soul what honey is to the taste!

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