Known by a new name…
4:1 And in that day seven* women** shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name***, to take away our reproach.
- (*seven can represent an infinite number of people)
(**women often represent the “church” in prophetic writings)
(***name is used to signify ones character thus they want to assume his worth to remove their disgrace.)
- Isaiah 62:2 “And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.”)
2 In that day* shall the branch** of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
- (*referring to the Day of the Lord)
(** Jesus – see Isaiah 11)
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. (H2646 חֻפָּה chuppah)
- Exodus 13:21 “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:”
(This is the second or greater exodus)
Excellent! Easy to read and understand!
One notation: the Day of the Lord is generally understood to be not just a single day in the Greek mindset we have inherited, but the time of Messiah’s coming to rule the earth. This encompasses his war against his enemies and beyond to a thousand years – the Sabbath day, seventh day, or Sabbath rest. We who have been raised in a Greek, philosophical culture must work diligently to understand the Biblical mindset and understanding. It is sometimes very difficult! But, use the Bible to interpret the Bible. “They will not enter My rest,” for example and other passages (not single verses) in the complete set of writings from Genesis to Revelation. Yehovah bless you!
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