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Isaiah 30:26.

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Daniels, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Isaiah 30:26.

    Isaiah
    30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and
    the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in
    the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and
    healeth the stroke of their wound.

    Can some give thoughts on this verse?
     
  2. Not an expert on prophecy but it says that the moon will be as bright as the sun, and the sun will be 7 times brighter.

    It makes sense that if the 7 is brighter by 7x that the reflection of the sun on the moon will also be brighter.

    What that means is a few things. On first read, it makes me think that the earth has moved closer to the sun, or that the sun is about to nova. In both cases, that means extinction of life btw.

    But, 7x brighter, doesn't necessarily mean 7x hotter believe it or not. Since the magnetic field on the planet has decreased to only a small fraction of what it once was, and there is evidence that it has even reversed at one point, it's possible that the sun is indeed perceived by us as brighter now than it was 10,000 years ago.

    A semi-popular view of the weakend magnetic fields and other shifts could be used to explain why humans once lived hundreds of years, but don't anymore. Because, remember, God doesn't use MAGIC, but the rules of physics that He created to maintain His creation.

    Of course, this is all conjecture. These theories are no more validated than the theories of evolution, or the theories concerning Tom Cruise's popularity. There simply is no solid evidence of it beyond theoretical possibilities.
     
  3. The understanding of this scripture was above mu understanding so I had to seek out some assistance and it seems pretty. So here is a commentary from Matthew Henry.

    Isaiah 30:26
    V. The effect of all this should be extraordinary comfort and joy to the people of God, Isaiah 30:26. Light shall increase; that is, knowledge shall increase (when the prophecies are accomplished they shall be fully understood) or rather triumph shall: the light of the joy that is sown for the righteous shall now come up with a great increase. The light of the moon shall become as bright and as strong as that of the sun, and that of the sun shall increase proportionably and be as the light of seven days; every one shall be much more cheerful and appear much more pleasant than usual. There shall be a high spring-tide of joy in Judah and Jerusalem, upon occasion of the ruin of the Assyrian army, when the Lord binds up the breach of his people, not only saves them from being further wounded, but heals the wounds that have been given them by this invasion and makes up all their losses. The great distress they were reduced to, their despair of relief, and the suddenness of their deliverance, would much augment their joy. This is not unfitly applied by many to the light which the gospel brought into the world to those that sat in darkness, which has far exceeded the Old-Testament light as that of the sun does that of the moon, and which proclaims healing to the broken-hearted, and the binding up of their wounds.

    http://www.studylight.org/com/mhc-com/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=030
     
  4. Thanks sharing , God bless you.
     

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