But your dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise–let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy–your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer. Isaiah 26:19-21
Isaiah continues in his prophecies, speaking of the “Last Days”, days when the Lord will lay waste the earth and devastate it. Days when the earth will dry up and wither, when the exalted of the world will languish because the people of the world will defile it, will disobey the laws and violate the statutes and break the everlasting covenant. The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in love, but after warning after warning, without repentance there is no forgiveness. Still for the faithful in Christ, the Last Days are not dreaded days. Yes, they will still be terrible days, but the promise of the Lord in our scriptures for today give us confidence that day will not only the Last Days, but for the believers it will be resurrection day – First Days.