Jacob Will Be Saved, and Esau Will Be Destroyed
15 “The day of the Lord is near
for all nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you;
your deeds will return upon your own head.
16 Just as you drank on my holy hill,
so all the nations will drink continually;
they will drink and drink
and be as if they had never been.
17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;
it will be holy,
and Jacob will possess his inheritance.
18 Jacob will be a fire
and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors
The Lord has spoken.
The great and terrible day of the Lord is coming quickly. It will overtake us with great speed and we will be unaware of its exact arrival. God will redeem Israel, and destroy all whose names are not written in the Book of Life.
One of the most interesting things is that any whose name is not found in the book of Life will worship the beast.
The nations will drink and drink as if they have never been. The wrath of God will come upon all of them. The justice of God is tempered by His love. Eventually, God must mete out justice in accordance with His Holiness. He will destroy everyone who refused to believe Him; for if they believed Him, it would be counted to them as righteousness.
God will bring about a mighty work on that day. Israel will be redeemed! The seed of Abraham will have the scales removed from their eyes, and they will worship and follow the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Israel in that day will finally receive their inheritance promised to them through Abraham by God.
The interesting side note in this is that the seed of Esau will be destroyed. And who might the seed of Esau be? Those who rejected their inheritance. Both Jacob and Esau came from Jacob, but Jacob’s line received the inheritance. Remember what God has given to you, and stand fast in His love. Do not deny Him, and He will not deny you.
A Qualifying Question
Let’s ask a question: Am I ready for the return of Jesus Christ (and if not, why not)?
A short prayer of preparation:
Father in Heaven, You have shown me Your love and compassion in revealing Your Son to me. Help me to be prepared and be the faithful servant whom the master finds has everything in order when he returns. Guard my heart against unrighteousness, and help me to walk ever closer with Jesus. Thank You Father, for You keep every promise that You make. And bless Your people Israel. Provide for them, protect them, and save them. This I ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.