Gilbert House Fellowship #158: 2 Chr 28; 2 Kings 16-17; Isaiah 13-14 | Gilbert House Fellowship

ALREADY BUT not yet. That’s a phrase we use often when discussing Bible prophecy, and it’s appropriate again this week.

We discuss the destruction of the northern kingdom, Israel, by the Assyrians as punishment for abandoning the LORD. Then we look at two chapters of the fascinating Book of Isaiah.

In chapter 13, Isaiah prophesies a bitter end for Babylon, which God decreed would be a desolate place, a haunt for “wild animals,” “howling creatures,” and “wild goats” — the se’irim, or goat demons (translated “satyrs” in the KJV), to which the Israelites offered sacrifices in the desert after leaving Egypt (see Leviticus 17:7).

Remember, Isaiah prophesied the destruction of Babylon between about 740 B.C. and 686 B.C., more than a hundred years before Babylon overthrew Assyria. Nebuchadnezzar eventually defeated Judah and sacked Jerusalem in 587 B.C., taking the southern kingdom, Judah, into captivity.

And then we come to the famous 14th chapter, where Isaiah references the fall of the divine rebel from the garden, Helel ben Shachar (“Lucifer, son of the morning” in the KJV). We discuss the mysterious “shades” of Sheol who greeted the fallen Day Star, the identity of the divine rebel, and the prophetic significance of the “the mount of assembly

in the far reaches of the north.”

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