Isaiah 11 Dry Ground Again


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Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling[a] together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush,[b] from Elam, from Babylonia,[c] from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.
12 He will raise a banner for the nations
and gather the exiles of Israel;
he will assemble the scattered people of Judah
from the four quarters of the earth.
13 Ephraim’s jealousy will vanish,
and Judah’s enemies[d] will be destroyed;
Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.

14 They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west;
together they will plunder the people to the east.
They will subdue Edom and Moab,
and the Ammonites will be subject to them.
15 The Lord will dry up
the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand
over the Euphrates River.
He will break it up into seven streams
so that anyone can cross over in sandals.
16 There will be a highway for the remnant of his people
that is left from Assyria,
as there was for Israel
when they came up from Egypt.

a, Isaiah 11:6 Hebrew; Septuagint lion will feed
b. Isaiah 11:11 That is, the upper Nile region
c. Isaiah 11:11 Hebrew Shinar
d. Isaiah 11:13 Or hostility

I remember a Superman movie..... where Superman flew around the world against the rotation and made the earth go back in time. That's kind of what's going on here.... I think. See that stuff in verse 13.... that's about the reunification of the people of Israel. Ephriam's place was the furthest from Judah's place.... and Israel split in two over bigheaded humans. Of course this is way over my head.... thus the visions of Superman.... or Jesus.....

This is from the easy English site.

One of Jesse’s sons was David, who followed Saul as king of Israel. David overcame all of Israel’s enemies. He established national worship. And he prepared for the construction of the Temple in Jerusalem (see 1 Chronicles chapters 11 to 29).​
‘Son of David’ was a title of the Messiah that the people in Judah and Israel were expecting.​
David did many great things for his people. But his own life was not perfect (see 2 Samuel chapters 11 to 12).​
The Messiah’s arrival will bring about perfect harmony (peace and calm) in all life. This includes the animals, especially those animals that are natural enemies. No person or animal will be afraid of another.
Foreign nations will want to know more about Israel’s Messiah.​
‘Raise a flag’ is a picture in words. In a battle, the commander’s flag was flying high for all to see. In this way his forces kept together under his orders (control).​
In this verse the ‘flag’ was reminding the world that the Lord really controls history. That is, he controls the nations and their activities. The nations will not be able to stop the return of God’s people to their own land. This is God’s plan, so the nations can do nothing to prevent it.
As another example of his power, the Lord will bring back unity between Ephraim and Judah.​
As still another example of his power, the Lord makes his people’s return easier by his control of nature.
Almost everyone knows the story of the parting of the Sea. When Moses led the people out of Egypt.... God parted the sea so His humans could take a shortcut. When His humans were safe on the other side of the Sea..... and the Egyptians [who worshiped pharaoh like a god] were in the Sea bed, God let the Sea go back to normal.... and they drowned. In verses 15 and 16, Isaiah says that God is going to turn the Euphrates into seven babbling brooks.

Yes.... this is about the time AFTER the four horsemen.... this is about the time AFTER Christ locks up Satan.... This is AFTER Jesus comes back.

The humans of Israel will return to Jerusalem..... and God will make it possible.