This will be a Sign for you

2 Kings 19:25  Have you not heard? Long ago I did it all. I planned it, now I have brought it about – your defenses have crashed into rubble.

2 Kings 19:26  The people, shorn of strength are put to shame and are as grass dried up by the East wind.

2 Kings 19:27  I know all your doings – your goings out and coming in.

2 Kings 19:28  Your rage and arrogance against Me has come to My ears, so I put a ring  in your nose and sent you back where you came from.     

2 Kings 19:29  This will be a sign for you; this year you will eat the leavings of the grain,  the next, that which is self sown, but on the third year you will sow and reap, plant vines and eat fruit.

2 Kings 19:30  The survivors left in Judah will strike fresh root below ground and will  yield fruit above ground.

2 Kings 19:31  For a remnant will arise out of Jerusalem, survivors from Mt Zion.       The zeal of the Lord will perform this. 

This prophecy in the book of 2 Kings, was spoken by Isaiah, during the reign of King Hezekiah. Soon after, the Assyrians came down against Judah,

                  The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold,                    his cohorts all gleaming in scarlet and gold…..

The angel of the Lord struck down 185,000 Assyrian troops and saved Judah at that time. Approximately 90 years later, Babylonian troops attacked- 3 times, eventually destroying most of Jerusalem and deporting most of the House of Judah. [the Jews]

The House of Israel- the 10 Northern tribes had been conquered and deported 135 years earlier.

So, this seems to be a prophecy that was partially fulfilled then, but it must be a dual prophecy, with significance for our time.

As in verse 29; His people, regathered into the new nation of Beulah, Isaiah 62:1-5,  will survive for 2 years on food provided by the Lord, then sufficient crops are established for their own supply.

Verse 30-31 ; The Jewish remnant remaining in the Land after it is cleansed, will join their brethren. Jeremiah 50:2,  Obadiah 17

 Poem; The Destruction of Sennacherib, by Lord Byron.