Woe Betide Ariel

Isaiah 29:1-2 Woe betide Ariel, Jerusalem……when another year has passed with its full round of feasts, I shall reduce her to dire straits…… and then I shall make her My fire Altar.  REB

Isaiah 29:1-2 Woe to you Ariel, Jerusalem! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on, yet I will besiege Ariel…..she will be to Me like an Altar hearth. NIV

Isaiah 29:1-2 Woe to Ariel, Jerusalem…..add year to year, let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel…..there will be sorrow and it shall be to Me as a fire Altar. KJV

Isaiah 29:1-2 Woe to Ari’el, Jerusalem! Celebrate the feasts for a few more years…..then she will become as a fire Altar for Me. CJB

Then Isaiah 29:5-8 goes on to say how the Lord will also destroy the enemies with a sudden punishment of thunder, earthquakes and flames of devouring fire. Joel 1:15, 2 Peter 3:7

This all relates to the Sixth Seal forthcoming Day of the Lord’s vengeance and wrath against the nations.

We know that the Lord will take this action on an Appointed Day, Hab. 2:3 and the Day of Trumpets, next Monday, seems a likely candidate. But there are some things that must  happen before the Day of wrath:

1/ Where is Elijah? Malachi 4:5.

2/ Judah still has its leaders. Isaiah 3:1-7 and Micah 5:1

3/ Is Iran and her allies ready to attack yet? Psalms 83, Micah 4:11-12

What is prophesied in Isaiah 29, seems to be saying that only after the seven Mo’ed’s of the year have passed, will the Lord take action. The modern Jewish calendar has 1 Tishri as new years day, but the original new year was 1 Nisan.Therefore for all the Mo’ed’s, spring and fall, to have taken place this year, the last is Tabernacles in September.

I do not see Tabernacles as being the Day of wrath, as that Day means ‘God dwells with us’ and will be the Day of Jesus’ Return. The final Day of Trumpets may be the commencement of the Great Tribulation, Revelation 8:6 and Atonement after the Seventh Trumpet. Revelation 11:15-19

So when is the Day of Wrath? The prophet Haggai tells us, three times! On the 24th day of Kislev, which is in late November or early December.