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nations [laom] shall rush [sha'ah] like
the rushing [sha'own] of many [rab] waters [mayim]: but God
shall rebuke [ga`ar] them, and they shall flee [nuwc] far off [merchaq], and
shall be chased [radaph] as the chaff [mots] of the mountains [har]
before [paniym] the wind [ruwach], and like a rolling thing [galgal] before [paniym] the
whirlwind [cuwphah]. KJV-Interlinear
nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters, But He will rebuke them and
they will flee far away, And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the
wind, Or like whirling dust before a gale. NASB
Sins of ignorance because you refuse to learn, are just as bad as sins of choice. Isaiah wrote these words over 2700 years ago. Other prophets as well as the apostles, wrote other scriptural prophecies over 2000 years ago, plus. All of which were completed in written form for the entirety of our current dispensation.
Ours is the last dispensation before these prophecies will be fulfilled. And we have had them in writing, for our entire dispensation. The canon of scripture was completed in 96 A.D. when John wrote the final book, the book of Revelation.
Thus God has given fair and adequate and prior notice of all that will take place. No one has any excuse for not knowing any of these things, except for their own active decision to not learn them, or even read of them. But even then, simple hearsay makes these things known to everyone in one form or another, regardless of their interest, or lack of it, in the bible, and regardless of the many misinterpretations that come out of prophesy hearsay and gossip.
You would probably be hard pressed to find anyone who has not heard of the last days prophecies. And even though they do not know the details of the last days, they are still aware of those future events.
Our dispensation, which we call the Church Age, is one of historical trends, whereby the world will be populated and the gospel will reach the four corners of the world, and in our final stages of our dispensation, we know that there will be many and dramatic increases of things that will be very public and open for all to see.
The increases in world population, in science, in travel, in earthquake frequency, and many more things, and finally the huge increase in apostasy, call the great apostasy, whereby people will simply not care or have any regard for biblical things. And then our age will come to a very dramatic and sudden close, called the Rapture, that will catch everyone off guard.
And with that, the Tribulation, which is the final seven years of human history, will begin, and things will get worse and worse with each passing day. And still people will not figure it out.
At the end of the Tribulation, there will exist many peoples and nations that will rally to the cry of ‘destroy the Jews,’ and in their great rage of excuses, and arrogance, they will rush into the region with all of the military might of the nations, and pursue what they believe is their right.
And here, Isaiah tells us that all of their arrogance and military boasting will be nothing more than dust and chaff that is exposed to the high wind speeds of hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes and such where wind speeds get up to 100, 200 or 300 and more, and have their way with things that have virtually no substance.
And as dust has no power against the high winds of a severe storm, so too, those armies, the mightiest in all of human history, will be powerless and impotent, and lack any and all self-control, totally helpless before the power of God.
And yet even though this is revealed beforehand, people will still pursue their own self-destruction.
But then, so too does this principle apply to all people throughout history, when doctrine is presented and likewise ignored.
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