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When Does the Lord Smite Edom?
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This one who is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength?
I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Why is your apparel red, and your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I trod them in my anger, and trampled them in my fury; and their blood has been spattered upon my garments, and I have stained all my robes.
4 For the Day of Vengeance [i.e., Wrath] is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.
5 I looked, but there was no one [else] to help, and I wondered, because there was no one [else] to uphold;
Therefore My own arm brought salvation for me, and My own fury, it sustained Me.
Isaiah 34:4 All the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll…
Revelation 6:12 And I looked when he opened the Sixth Seal… 14 And the sky receded like a scroll when it is rolled up…
Isaiah 34:4 All their host shall fall down…as figs falling from a fig tree.
Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. …
Isaiah 34:5 For My sword shall be bathed in heaven, indeed it shall come down on Edom,
And on the people of My curse, for judgment.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood…
For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
7 Because it is the Day of the LORDʼs Vengeance…
Revelation 6:17 For the Great Day of His Wrath has come, and who is able to stand?
Must not the things above – and specifically, this bloody battle fought with the Edomites by the Lord alone – come before this?
Rev. 19:11 And I saw heaven having been opened, and behold a white horse; and the one sitting upon him being called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. … 13 And [he] having been clothed with a garment having been covered in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him… 19 And I saw the Beast, and the kings of the earth and their armies, having been assembled to make war with Him who sat on the horse and with his army.
Are not these TWO distinct events that take place separately? Namely,
1st: The Lord alone, getting His garment stained with blood.
2nd: The Lord with the armies of heaven, “with a garment [already] having been covered/stained [perfect passive participle] in blood,” going out to a another battle sometime after the former battle.
At that later battle, at which time heaven will be opened, Rev. 19:11-13 testifies that Jesus’ clothing will already have been covered in blood. Blood only comes from bodies of flesh. Bodies of flesh and blood only dwell upon the face of the earth. Therefore, what other explanation for this blood is possible than this: Jesus’ clothing will become blood-soaked on earth sometime before his descent in Rev. 19 to fight with the Beast and his allies?
The following prophecy says that the Lord will indeed be upon earth before his wrath is fulfilled at the culminating battle of Rev. 19:
Ezekiel 20:33 [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury [or, wrath] being poured out will I rule over you: 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury [or, wrath] being poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there I will plead with you face to face. 36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. 37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD. … 42 Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I raised my hand in an oath to give to your fathers.
Compare the prophecy above with these passages from the Exodus era:
Ex. 33:11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaks unto his friend.
Deut. 5:4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire.
Deut. 34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
Just like in the Exodus era, the Lord will be shepherding his people Israel upon earth before the culminating battle of the End of the Age. The Lord’s shepherding “in the Last Days” (Gen. 49:1) is also witnessed here in Jacob’s prophecy for his son Joseph’s descendants:
Gen. 49:23 The masters of arrows/missiles will have bitterly grieved him [Joseph], and will have shot at him and will have hated him. 24 But his bow shall remain/abide in strength, and the arms of his hands shall be refined (as gold)/made strong by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (from thence will be shepherding the Stone of Israel), 25 from the God of thy Father who shall help thee…
“From thence will be shepherding”: Qal predicative active participle in Hebrew. This is a verb, not a noun. “The Stone of Israel” is Christ – “the Stone which the builders rejected” – who will shepherd his people of earthly Israel/Joseph when they come under attack in the Latter Days.
All of these earthly events, including the Lord’s battle with Edom, will take place AFTER the Church has ascended from earth at Christ’s Coming in the clouds.
Scriptures that reveal events before that ascension are detailed in earlier blog posts.
Most of the Church knows little about God’s End Times purposes for “the remnant of Jacob,” earthly Israel; and likewise, most of earthly Israel knows little about God’s plans for the ascended Church.