Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
The locations mentioned in Isaiah 42.... "Kedar and the wilderness" are a DIRECT reference to a son of Ishmael... and the wilderness that Ishmael was
sent to. Therefore its much more likely that the "inhabitants of the rock" are the people in Arabia who used to carved houses out of mountains
(thamud), like in the pictures I posted. Besides Arabia is well within biblical territory... Mt Sinai was in Arabia. So it shouldn't be surprising
that God raised a prophet in Arabia.
You must have missed one of the other verses I posted earlier.
16 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Now, let's take a look at another verse about the "wilderness"...
"The word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness; and he went into all the region about the Jordan
, preaching a baptism of
repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight." (Luke 3:2-4 RSV)
Maybe this link will help you to understand the different use of the term "wilderness" in the Bible.
As for David, he had NOTHING to do with "Kedar and the wilderness" and had nothing to do with the idolaters of that region.
I think I've already proven that he did based on the definitions I gave you above and in earlier posts.
The only thing that Isaiah 42:11 points out is that there were/are Kedarites living in the region, which I already proved earlier.
First of all, I think we both made a mistake in thinking Isaiah 42 had been fulfilled in the past. Secondly, the following verses of Isaiah 42 can
only pertain to Jesus...
42 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth:
and the isles shall wait for his law.
6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a
light of the Gentiles;
We all know that Jesus is the one who's coming back to set justice throughout the earth and we know he was the ONLY one who was given as a COVENANT of
the people. Jesus created the New Covenant with the people through his death on the cross, not Muhammad.
I think if we continue to study the rest of Isaiah 42, that we'll find that since it speaks of Jesus, speaks of being patient until the time of wrath,
that the events are ones that are going to play out in the future. After the Anti-Christ has established himself in the region, bringing his idols
with him and for Jesus to wipe out upon his second coming.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them,
and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
I think the last few verses might be the most telling of the timing involved in Isaiah 42...
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none
delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the Lord, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways,
neither were they obedient unto his law.
As far as I know, we haven't reached a point yet where Israel has been robbed and spoiled and NO ONE wanted to restore it, so we could be looking at
future events here.
We know this will be when Jesus returns. When Jesus returns, all of the voices of the world who believe in Christ will be rejoicing and shouting from
the mountaintops as spoken of in verse 11.
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