Isaiah 34:1-5 Approach, you nations and listen – attend you peoples. Let the earth listen, all the world and all that is in it.
For the Lords anger is against all the nations and His wrath upon all their armies. He has given them over to slaughter and destruction. [Joel 2:1-11]
Their slain will be flung out and their blood will cover the ground. Their dead bodies will stink. Jeremiah 25:33
All the host of heaven will fade away. The sky will roll up as a scroll.
For My sword appears in heaven and descends in judgement on Edom – on a people whom I have doomed for destruction. Jeremiah 49:7-22
Isaiah 34:6-17 The Lord has a sword covered in blood – the blood of lambs and goats.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a great slaughter in Edom.
Their land will drink deep of their blood and be enriched by their fat.
For the Lord has a Day of vengeance, a time for retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.
Edom’s rivers will be turned into pitch and it’s soil into brimstone. Smoke from it will rise forever, no one will ever again pass through it. The owl and raven will make it their home. All wild birds and beasts will have their place in that land.
Reference, Revised English Bible, some verses abridged.
From verse 4, we get the clue that this terrible Day of the Lords judgement is also the Sixth Seal – Rev 6:12-17 …..There was a violent earthquake; the sun turned black and the moon red as blood, stars fell to the earth, the sky vanished like a scroll being rolled up. The kings of the earth, the rich and powerful, and all men hid themselves in caves and under rocks: they called out for the earth to hide them from the One who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great Day of their vengeance has come and who can stand? Isaiah 2:12-21 & Isaiah 63:1-6… judgement on Edom and Bozrah.
Edom= the ungodly nations.”A people doomed for destruction”.
Bozrah= the sheepfold, the present locations of the House of Israel, but the Lord has a sacrifice there; of those who refuse and rebel. Ezekiel 20:38
Continuing on, in Rev 7:1-8 After that……Do not damage anything further until we have set the seal of God upon His servants.
These are the 144,000 from all the 12 tribes of Israel. Isaiah 66:19. They go out in pairs to spread the good news of the coming Kingdom of God. So, righteous Israel must regather into the Land after it is cleansed, in order for this to happen.
Then in Rev 7:9-17 [says again] After that……. describing the Millennial glories and blessings.
Isaiah 30:26 describes the sun being 7 times brighter, this passage in Isa 34 and Rev 6 describe the results of this event- fires and ‘smoke rising forever’.
This description of “the sky rolled up like a scroll “ will be what would happen if a coronal mass ejection was fired from the sun, by a giant sunspot. It would cause terrible loss of life and destruction worldwide. Malachi 4:1 & 3