The Bed Is Shorter Than That A Man Can Stretch Himself On It

“The bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.”  This is another way of saying that life is very uncomfortable. This is Isaiah’s way, through the Holy Spirit, of saying that living a life of lies and treachery will find no rest within the ways of this world. There are always those on the “other side of the fence” that do not take kindly to being lied to and abused in other ways. There is no rest nor warmth for those who reject faith in God and reject life through the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ said this; “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28 Accepting what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross gives rest to our spirit and soul.

“Hail will sweep away the refuge of lies and the waters will overflow the hiding places.” In our modern world, we see a lot of leaders of terrorism spreading lies and propaganda as they hide. We also see in this modern world how easily those hiding places are found and a barrage of “hail” rains down on them to put a quick halt to their diabolical life. The righteousness of God, through Jesus Christ, is coming again to sweep away the lies of the anti-Christ and to overflow his hiding places with the troops of Heaven. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

“And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.” People who commit acts of suicide bombings, in accordance with their covenant with death, will be disannulled. Their usefulness to the anti-Christ will be short-lived, that is a tremendous blow, and their disannulment by the judgment of God, through Jesus Christ, is the knockout blow. The agreement made with hell, those who follow the mark-of-the-beast, will not be able to trust the agreement made with them through the anti-Christ. Not only will they suffer greatly on this earth, but in the eyes of God’s judgment they will not stand either. There will be an overflowing scourge on this earth, and those making a covenant with death and an agreement with hell will be caught up in the turmoil. But, there is hope for everyone; “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3;16

“From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.” In those days, it will be a vexation to understand the report. In an evil and ungodly world, it becomes a stressful experience, filled with anguish, to make sense of all the incoming reports. It will be bad news! Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week the reports are nothing but bad news for the ten global kingdoms under the reign of the anti-Christ. During this time, Satan is totally causing destruction, murder, and stealing. Just imagine the crime reports and the “State of the Union” report! Jesus Christ says; “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10

“For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.” “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by its gates. But outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”  Revelation 22:12-15

Scripture Text
“Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report. For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it. For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.”  Isaiah 28:17-22

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