Only the last part of Isaiah 32 fits within the Ezekiel Tetrad. So, let’s skip down to where it matters to us most.
14 For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15 until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest.
I’m not sure that we can say that the Spirit has been poured on Israel from on high… yet. But, the first part HAS come true. Very, very true.
16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence for ever.
18 And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
This will be the result of the Ezekiel Tetrad. But, the next verse is more than a little disturbing:
19 But it shall hail in the downfall of the forest; and the city shall be utterly laid low.
There’s going to be a terrible earthquake when Gog and Magog are destroyed. Is this what this verse means? In fact, I can very easily imagine what will happen to all the buildings in Israel when the earthquake and volcanoes destroy Gog and Magog… well, everything standing will be destroyed, too.
And, if we know this in advance, is there something that we need to be doing to prepare Israel for what’s coming?
I think so.
20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.