In this teaching, Dr. Don G. Pickney continues the examination of the “making of a phenomenon” introduced by the prophet, Isaiah. In this scripture Isaiah is given the foundation from God for what will begin unfolding throughout Isaiah’s prophetic career, and was eventually picked up and spoken of by the prophets, Haggai and Zechariah. In the last book of the Old Testament, even Malachi addresses the event. But first God says through Isaiah:
Isaiah 2:10-12 LITV “Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from fear of Jehovah, and from the glory of His majesty. (11) The lofty eyes of man shall be humbled, and the pride of men shall be bowed down; but Jehovah, He alone, will be exalted in that day. (12) For the day of Jehovah of Hosts shall be on all the proud and lofty ones, and on all that is lifted up; and it will be abased.”
When is this sovereign mystery, identified as beginning with a great abasing of those who have used oppression to lift themselves up, supposed to unfold? Isaiah limits its fulfillment to “in that day.” This makes his prophecy a “moed,” (Hebrew meaning an appointed time or occasion – a “set time”). What “day” is this “set time?” What is the event in which it will occur? He goes on to identify the time in verse twelve as happening in “the day of Jehovah of Hosts (Heb: Jehovah Tsaba – a Jehovah name identifying God as taking charge of His army of angels to implement this special “day.”
The scripture speaks of God’s “hosts” as His army of angels:
Genesis 32:1-2 KJV “And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. (2) And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.” (Heb. Two or duel camps – indicating that God’s angelic host camped with him.)
In the teaching you will be taken to the story of ancient Joseph as his life is chronicled from the days as a young dream of prophetic dreams, to the fulfillment of his life as the ruler of all of Egypt.
You will be reminded of two events in the life of Joseph. First, the fact that God’s blessing rested upon him as he supernaturally brought blessings to his slave-master, Potiphar’s estate. After the entire estate was turned over to Joseph, he was falsely accused by his master’s wife of sexual rape and thrown into prison. In prison, God blessed him and raised him to great influence. When a fellow prisoner mentioned him to Pharaoh, he was summoned to the ruler’s court, where God caused Pharaoh’s heart to be seized with favor and in the swoop of one moment, Joseph was ushered into power as the ruler of Egypt.
Genesis 41:39-44 AMP “And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as [your] God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are. (40) You shall have charge over my house, and all my people shall be governed according to your word [with reverence, submission, and obedience]. Only in matters of the throne will I be greater than you are. (41) Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. (42) And Pharaoh took off his [signet] ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain about his neck; (43) He made him to ride in the second chariot which he had, and [officials] cried before him, Bow the knee! And he set him over all the land of Egypt. (44) And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”
The idea that God may send an angel and orchestrate affairs in which we, in our humanity, may find ourselves raised up out of the normalcy of life to experience a “phenomenon” of the divine supernatural is the essence of The Day of Jehovah Tsaba. It is not a pipe-dream or spiritual fantasy to expect God’s prophetic Word to be manifested exactly as He has promised.
Isaiah 60:1-5 “Arise, shine; for the light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (2) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you. (3) And the Gentiles (world; nations) shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. (5) Then you shall see, and flow together (Heb: sparkle and be cheerful like the sheen of a running stream) and thine heart shall fear (be made to tremble in awe), and be enlarged (expand to make room for greater things); because the abundance of the sea (Maffat: rich sea trade and wealth of nations) shall be converted unto you, the forces (Heb: riches, wealth, goods, services, means, men and other resources) of the Gentiles (world; nations) shall come.