In the spiritual application, the “destroying wind” is a figurative “storm” from the north coming down on mystic Babylon. We immediately think of Gog from the land of Magog, and “north” pictures God’s vengeance. In the type, God was behind Nebuchadnezzar to visit punishment on Israel, but now we have a completely different picture with Babylon being the focal point. Against the enemies of the truth in the near future will come God’s judgment.
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Isaiah Chapter 51: The Holy Remnant Saved in Jacob’s Trouble, Beginning of the Kingdom, Messianic ProphecyJun 24th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Isaiah, Psalm 83 and Gog & Magog, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)
At the height of Jacob’s Trouble, at the moment of their direst extremity, when they have drunk the cup of woe to its dregs, God will say to the Holy Remnant: “No more will you have this experience.” God will remove the cup forever and turn the destruction against Gog (the Assyrian, the hammer or battle-ax), as shown when the gallows Haman designed for Mordecai were used on himself. And so the “gallows” that Gog and Magog plan to use to exterminate the Jew will boomerang.
Verse 7 is addressed to the nation of Israel. When will their God reign? When Israel is delivered from Gog. At that time the nation will immediately know God is reigning, and they will know Him from that day forward. In other words, there is a specific date in history in which the nation will be converted and know that the God of Israel has delivered them. “So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward” (Ezek. 39:22). How blessed are the feet of God that will make this announcement: “Behold, thy God reigneth!”