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7 In that
time [`eth] shall the present [shay] be
brought [yabal] unto the LORD [Yahovah] of hosts [tsaba'] of a
people [`am] scattered [mashak] and peeled [mowrat], and
from a people [`am] terrible [yare'] from their beginning hitherto [halaah]; a nation [gowy] meted out [qav-qav] and trodden under foot [mabuwcah], whose land ['erets] the
rivers [nahar] have spoiled [baza'], to the place [maqowm] of
the name [shem] of the LORD [Yahovah] of hosts [tsaba'], the
mount [har] Zion [Tsiyown]. KJV-Interlinear
7 At that
time a gift of homage will be brought to the Lord of hosts From a people tall
and smooth, Even from a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive
nation, Whose land the rivers divide — To the place of the name of the Lord of
hosts, even Mount Zion. NASB
This chapter begins with the identification of land beyond Ethiopia, a land where the rivers divide, and in Isaiah’s day that is a reference to Africa. And now, in that time, is a reference to the final days of history, after the greatest judgment of them all, when evil is destroyed and the predatory animals of the world are all gathered together to the great feast, as the dead of humanity are scattered everywhere.
But not all of Africa is evil, as there will be a remnant of survivors, delivered by Christ at the Second Advent, who had lived in the great lands divided by rivers, beyond Ethiopia, namely Africa, during the devastating and evil years of the Tribulation.
And they will come out of their hiding or from wherever they had been living, despite the massive destruction of Africa, and they will go to Jerusalem, where Jesus Christ will set up His capital for the 1000 year kingdom of God here on the earth.
But this reference is not stated as Jerusalem, per se, but as mount Zion.
For Zion is the symbol of Gods dwelling place, which is truth, which is given to us in the form of the scriptures or bible doctrine. And that is where the remnant is heading, being guided by doctrine which they knew, because the had learned it at some time during those seven years of the Tribulation.
Remember that when the Tribulation begins, there will be only unbelievers on the earth. All believers will have been initially removed at the Rapture, and then the Tribulation will begin. So, anyone who believes after the Rapture, will have done so, during the move horrendous time in all of human history. Learning doctrine in those years will be extremely difficult and anyone trying to be good Christians will have tremendous obstacles to overcome, including but not limited to, crime, gangs, war, famine, government regulations against them, unemployment, starvation, being extremely poor, and probably worst of all, the constant temptation of compromising their new beliefs, which they did not know or have before, in order to survive life.
And as should be obvious, most believers will not be able to stand up against the pressures of life and they will die. Heaven will fill up fast with the innumerable numbers of Christian martyrs.
But there will be some, even from the remotest of places on the earth, who will believe, who will hold fast to their Christian beliefs, who will learn when learning is near impossible, and they will travel to Jerusalem, because of the doctrine in their souls. They will be mature believers.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.