Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Sign of Immanuel (The Messiah would be born of a virgin)
18) In that day the Lord will whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. 19) And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines, and in the clefts of the rocks, and on all the thornbushes, and on all the pastures.
20) In that day the Lord will shave with a razor that is hired beyond the River—with the king of Assyria—the head and the hair of the feet, and it will sweep away the beard also.
21) In that day a man will keep alive a young cow and two sheep, 22) and because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey.
23) In that day every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand shekels of silver, will become briers and thorns. 24) With bow and arrows a man will come there, for all the land will be briers and thorns. 25) And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread.