The Prophet in Isaiah 8: 17 – 22, foresaw the Lord would hide His face; but he would look for His return in favor to them again. Though not miraculous signs, the children’s names were memorials from God, suited to excite attention. The unbelieving Jews ( the world today ) were prone to seek counsel in difficulties, from diviners & stories tellers of different descriptions, whose foolish and deceitful, sinful ceremonies are alluded to. Would me know how we may seek to our God, and come to the knowledge of his mind? –
Romans 12: 2 ” …so that you may prove for yourselves what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you. “
To the law and to the testimony, for there you will see what is good, and what the Lord requires. We must speak of the things of God in the words which the Holy Spirit teaches –
Colossians 3: 16 – 17 ” … And whatever you do, no matter what it is, in word or deed, do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus and in dependence upon His person, giving praise to God the Father through Him. “,
and ruled by them. To those that seek to ” familiar spirits ” , and regard not God’s law and testimony, there shall be HORROR & MISERY. Those that go away from God, go out of the way or the life of all good for fretfulness is a sin that is its punishment. They shall despair, and see no way of relief, when they curse God. And their tears will represent everything as frightful:
Some few breaking news to feed our mind: Shooting in the US; Car bombing in Germany; Gas bombing in Syria; Poaching of Christians in Congo; Banning of the Bible in China…)
Those that shut their eyes agaisnt the Light of God’s Word, will justly be left to darhness for ever ( In the hands of emptiness & nothingness ). All the miseries that ever were left or witnessed on earth, are as nothing, compared with what will overwhelm those who leave the Words of Christ to follow delusions.