By Harry Connor Jr
We may all ask the question at one time or the other, if there is something ‘out there’.
Some so called ‘learned’ Bible scholars say that the Bible does not speak of extraterrestrial life beyond this planet.
That is a very interesting and ‘safe’ statement to make, which by the way, is the ‘company line’ amongst evangelicals and their ilk.
Yet, the bible does make a statement to the contrary, by the prophet Isaiah!
Isa 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
Isa 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
Isa 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
Isa 13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
In doing a root word study of the Hebrew we find that there are two types of peoples (or beings) who come from the end of heaven.
The Qadash or Sanctified Ones, and…
The Gibbor or Mighty Ones, also known as the Terrible Ones.
One can argue that these are Els or angels according to the traditional preaching and thinking amongst those who hold the ‘company line’.
But it all falls apart when the root words are studied, and it clearly points out that they are natural, rather than spiritual beings — when we examine the words ‘heaven’, and the phrases ‘far country’ and ‘ends of heaven’.
When the prophets or seers ‘saw’, they were very specific in their use of words in describing what they saw. One would think that this prophet Isaiah when seeing the ‘Great and Terrible Day of the Lord’ would make no mistake in that use of words.
The phrase ‘far country’ is literally translated from the Hebrew to mean — ‘out of a distant earth (Heb: erets — an earth), and the phrase ‘ends of heaven’ is literally translated from the Hebrew to mean — ‘from the outer frontiers of the celestial bodies’ (Heb: Shamayim).
So, put in simple English, the prophet is saying that their are beings who are natural in form, as natural beings live on natural planets or ‘erets’, coming from the ‘earths’ at the edge of the universe to the Earth upon which we live, on the ‘Great and Terrible Day of the Lord’.
Els, or angels on the other hand are from another dimension. Dimensions, as science and scripture both agree, to exist.
Now, if you we serious about ‘truth’, which I believe we should indeed be seekers of truth, then we must consider this astounding revelation, or revealing of truth.
Please do a ‘word study’ for yourself of these words and phrases to check the accuracy.
Then read again verse four and see how they come as an army ‘in the mountains’, as ‘kingdoms of nations gathered together’, and what do you see? An army in the mountains would look like airborne crafts in the skies coming across the mountain tops.
Perhaps on that ‘Great and Terrible Day of the Lord’ all nations from all over the universe gather to observe the final outcome. These are the ‘watchers’ the prophets speak of.
Then we, at least those of us who take truth seriously are left to ponder the very frightening, and exciting possibility, that we are not alone — at least as mortal beings — in this vast universe.
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