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The Parable of The Barren Woman

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by Davy, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Davy

    Davy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What do you think this parable is about...

    Isa 54:1-5
    54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

    2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

    3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

    4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

    5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
    KJV


    What other Scripture does it relate to regarding Jesus' warnings?
     
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  2. keras

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    Isaiah 54:1-17 is an unfulfilled prophecy:
    Isaiah 54:1 Sing, barren woman, who never bore a child, Shout for joy, you who have never been in labour, for the deserted wife will have more children that she who has a husband.
    This verse refers to the Israelites – the 10 Northern tribes, then Judah, both divorced and exiled from God for their sins, but now ‘a vast multitude’, scattered among the nations. Amos 9:9, Isaiah 50:1, Jeremiah 3:8-9, Malachi 2:10-11, Ezekiel 36:10-11.

    Isaiah 54:2-3 Enlarge your space, spread out right and left, your descendants will dispossess nations and will inhabit cities now desolate.
    The Israelites, now every faithful Christian: will go to live in all of the holy Land, they will take over neighbouring areas and will live in their abandoned houses. Zechariah 10:8-10, Micah 7:11, Ezekiel 36:24-28, Amos 9:12, Zephaniah 3:19-20.]

    Isaiah 54:4-6 Fear not, you will not be put to shame or disgrace. It is time to forget the shame of your younger days and the reproach of your casting off, for your husband is your Maker, His name is Y’hovah. The Holy One of Israel is your redeemer, He acknowledges you as his possession again, once cast off and heartbroken.
    His people, the Christian Israelites of God, can look forward to their redemption and restoration to their heritage. Romans 9:26, Amos 9:13-15, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Isaiah 14:1-2

    Isaiah 54:7-8 I forsook you for a passing moment, but with tender affection, I shall bring you home again. In an upsurge of anger, I hid My face from you, but now, I shall give you never failing love, says the Lord; your Redeemer.
    ... a passing moment – 2730 years of Israel’s exile ( a 1000 years is as a day to God) Soon to migrate to their true homeland. Isaiah 35:1-10, Zephaniah 3:17, Micah 3:6-8.

    Isaiah 54:9-10 This to Me, is like when I swore to never again flood the earth, so now I swear to you – to never again be angry or rebuke you. My love will never fail and My covenant of peace will never be shaken.
    Wonderful promises of blessings to His people, those who love and serve Him. Micah 7:19, Hosea 14:4-7, Ezekiel 37:26-27

    Isaiah 54:11-12 Storm battered city, distressed and desolate, now I shall rebuild you with the finest materials.
    Jerusalem – and all Israel- rebuilt and regenerated after the destruction caused by the Lords Day of vengeance and wrath. Joel 1:19-20, Amos 9:11, Ezekiel 36:8-12

    Isaiah 54:13-17 Your children will be instructed by the Lord, they will enjoy great prosperity. They will have nothing to fear. If anyone tries to attack you, they will die [Ezekiel 38 & 39 & Joel 2:20] No weapon will prevail against you and any accuser will be refuted. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord, their victory comes from Me.
    Reference; REB, some verses abridged.

    His faithful Christian people, living in peace and security, in all of the holy Land, will fulfil all the promises made to the Patriarchs. They will be ‘a Light to the nations ‘ and will send out 144,000 missionaries to spread the gospel of the coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 66:19, & Luke 10:17 – is a precursor of them.
     
  3. Davy

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    Do you remember when Apostle Paul pulled from Isaiah 54 when teaching about the "another Jesus" in 2 Cor.11?

    2 Cor 11:2-4
    2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

    3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

    4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
    KJV


    In verse 2 he is pulling from the idea in Isaiah 54.


    In Luke 23 is another example, this time our Lord Jesus using the Isaiah 54 parable...

    Luke 23:27-30
    27 And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented Him.

    28 But Jesus turning unto them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

    29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.'

    30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, "Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us."
    KJV


    The parable of the barren woman is applied to the Church by Paul, and to the Jews in Jerusalem by our Lord Jesus. So there's more to the parable meant for the very last days.
     
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    Thats about the Hebrew to return to Israel
     
  5. keras

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    The Jews have already returned to Israel, but in apostasy.
    That is not what God wants in His holy Land.

    The real Second Exodus will happen soon after the entire area is cleared and cleansed by the forthcoming Day of the Lord's wrath. It will consist of every faithful Christian, from every race, nation and language. Isaiah 66:18b, Revelation 5:9-10
     
  6. Davy

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    If we look at the very first verse of Isaiah 54, note what it is saying:

    Isa 54:1-5
    54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.


    The woman who did not bear and did not travail with child is told to sing. Usually in Bible history, that is not an occasion to joy, but to mourn, because a barren woman who couldn't have children had her womb looked upon as being cursed (Deut.7:14).

    The reason why this is a parable from our Heavenly Father is because of that phrase, "for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife...".

    The desolate is put for the barren woman who did not travail with child. Isaiah 54:1 is saying the desolate woman will have more children than the married wife??? How can that be? It's usually the other way around. It's because this is a parable we are to understand for the end.

    In the OT prophets, the idea of travailing with child is used also as a metaphor for events at the end of this world...

    Jer 30:5-7
    5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
    6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

    7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
    KJV


    Who missed that Apostle Paul used this very expression of travailing with child in 1 Thess.5 about the deceived towards the end of this world?

    1 Thess 5:2-3
    2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
    3 For when they shall say, "Peace and safety"; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

    KJV

    The idea is spiritually travailing with child = deception to marry the Antichrist. Remaining barren in the last days means rejecting the coming Antichrist and instead waiting for our Lord Jesus to come. This is why Apostle Paul used this metaphor from Isaiah 54 about the end.

    2 Cor 11:2-4
    2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

    3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
    4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
    KJV
     
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