Thursday, 14 September 2017
In the last days we will see a reversal of Isaiah's call for peace ...
Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for battle! Arouse the warriors, let all the fighters come and draw near! Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let even the weakling say, "I am strong." Rouse yourselves and come, all you nations; come together from roundabout. There bring down Your warriors, O L-RD! Let the nations rouse themselves and march up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit in judgment over all the nations roundabout. (Joel 4:9-12, NJPS)
Ploughshares becoming swords and weapons; the peace dividend revealed for what it is - the nations will come to the Valley where the L-rd will judge.