Posted by: biblestudyseattle | November 17, 2015

Fast Birth

“Before she was in labor
she gave birth;
before her pain came upon her
she was delivered of a son.
Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall a land be born in one day?
Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?
For as soon as Zion was in labor
she brought forth her sons.
Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth?
says the Lord;
shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?
says your God.
“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,
all you who mourn over her;
that you may suck and be satisfied
with her consoling breasts;
that you may drink deeply with delight
from the abundance of her glory.”
For thus says the Lord:
“Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a river,
and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;
and you shall suck, you shall be carried upon her hip,
and dandled upon her knees.
As one whom his mother comforts,
so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”  Isaiah 66:7-13

What is this referring to?  It seems to be referring to the rebirth of Israel.  Could it also refer to human birth?  Either way, birth without birth pains would be nice!  Is this the reversing of the curse?  “To the woman he said,
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing;
in pain you shall bring forth children,”  Genesis 3:16

Indeed, all of the curse must eventually be reversed, ultimately even death itself.  This prophecy may refer to the battle of Armageddon on the Day of Atonement when Jesus stands on the amount of Olives, or something else.

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