The Seven Women Of Isa 4

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Hi C____,
There really is nothing I have to add to the meaning of these verses. God has given you eyes that see that you and I are to “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” So while your Bible study friend sees these words as applying to physical Israel, God has opened your eyes to see who Israel really is:

Gal 6:15  Certainly, it doesn’t matter whether a person is circumcised or not. Rather, what matters is being a new creation.
Gal 6:16  Peace and mercy will come to rest on all those who conform to this principle. They are the Israel of God. (GW)

It is a rare person who knows that physical Jews are not Jews at all so far as Christ is concerned.

Rom 2:28  For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

We have all been guilty of thinking of ourselves as being the Israel of God when in reality we were nothing more than the Babylon of God who had carried God’s children off into captivity. That is where Christianity is to this very day and it is a constant struggle to remain faithful to what scripture actually says about who is and who is not an Israelite and who is and who is not a Jew.
I thank God that He appears to have given to you a desire to be faithful to His Word in the face of so much strong delusion. I think you know that if I saw one word with which to disagree I would tell you so, but I do not.
I am especially encouraged to see this statement:
“This Scripture is talking about me… and about Babylon, right? “
Yes, those verses in Isa 4 are primarily you and me when we were in Babylon, and then secondarily they apply to those who are where we once were. The seven women of Isa. 4 are the same as the seven churches of Asia to whom the book of Revelation is addressed. They are full of all the false doctrines we have all used as our clothing instead of Christ’s garments and His doctrines.

Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

It is a sign of maturing to be able to see God’s Word in a personal way as you have used it.
Your brother in Christ,

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