Flee from the Sound of Terror; Avoid the Pit and the Snare

Isaiah 24:18 Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare.

What is the sound of terror? And who is trying to flee from it? What is the pit and the snare?

Look at the title of Isaiah 24: The Lord’s Devastation of the Earth.

The chapter is about the obliteration of large chunks of the planet. It's about nuclear wars. However, from Revelation it appears that the wars come in sets: an initial small-scale nuclear attack, a delay, and this is followed by massive retaliation where billions (maybe hundreds of millions) are killed. The initial small-scale nuclear attack would be the sound of terror. This is where a few million people might be killed. You would be fleeing from the retaliation, if your land is a possible target. Once you hear the sound of terror, consider whether your land is vulnerable to retaliation. If yes, then quickly flee.

I see sets in seals 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 7. Seal 3 is the small-scale nuclear attack and 4 is the retaliation. Seal 5 is the small-scale nuclear attack and 6 is the retaliation. Seal 7 opens and we are told to wait, then comes the attack and immediate retaliation.

Assess your vulnerability at seals 3 (Israel), 5 (Rome) and 7 (Antichrist).

As an example, Israel is currently involved in a war with Hamas. Lebanon and Syria are threatening to join the war. If this war gets out of control, then Israel may resort to nuclear weapons. That would be the sound of terror and your warning. Given that America is vulnerable to retaliation here, you must quickly flee.

Who is fleeing? People who are paying attention. In my example, it would be Americans who are paying attention.

Flee where? Should you flee to Europe or some other western location?

Welcome to the pit. Rich lands are the pit because they will be paying for their crimes at a later date. Generally, this is the West. If you flee there, then you will become vulnerable.

Matthew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Read the entire chapter of Matthew 19. The problem is that the rich don't want to leave their wealth behind. When it comes time to flee at the sound of terror they won't do it. This really applies to anyone in a rich land. Given that the kingdom of God is here on Earth, the people from rich lands will not survive long enough to reach it.

So you managed to flee at the sound of terror more than once. Good for you. You're still breathing. Now it's snare time - the fake Jesus or false prophet.

Ever notice how the parable of the wise and foolish virgins doesn't actually say Jesus. It says bridegroom, but we know there is a fake bridegroom (false prophet) who shows up first, and he catches the virgins sleeping. Apparently, he fools half of the remaining virgins. This is the snare.

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