Godless Nations Are UnitING
 And Are "Hearing His Voice".

(2 Esdras 13:25-38 (1) of the Apocrypha (2) NEB).

All nations will leave their own territories
and their separate wars to unite.

A countless host with a common intent to war
   against the "man" from the depths of the "sea".

Taking his stand on the summit of Mount Zion (4)
    complete and fully built.

Taunts his enemies with their evil plottings,
destroying them with Spirit "fire" as decreed.

But no one shall "see" him or his heavenly company,
until the scripturally appointed "day".

Survivors are those living within his sacred boundary,
for whom he takes a mighty stand.

We revealed his fiery approach to the nations,
to deliver only the obedient world God has made.

When Godless nations warred against each other,
His people sighed, but obeyed his every command.



(1)  "The man you saw rising from the depths of the sea is he whom the Most High has held in readiness through many ages; he will himself deliver the world He has made, and determine the lot of those who survive. As for the breath, fire, and storm which you saw pouring from the mouth of the man, so that without a spear or any weapon in his hand he destroyed the hordes advancing to wage war against him, this is the meaning: The day is near when the Most High will begin to bring deliverance to those on earth. Then men will all be filled with great alarm; they will plot to make war on one another, city on city, region on region, nation on nation, kingdom on kingdom. When this happens, and all the signs that I have shown you come to pass, then My Son will be revealed, whom you saw as a man rising from the sea. On hearing his voice, all the nations will leave their own territories and their separate wars, and unite in a countless host, as you saw in your vision, with a common intent to go and wage war against him. He will take his stand on the summit of Mount Zion, and Zion will come into sight before all men, complete and fully built. This corresponds to the mountain which you saw hewn out, not by the hand of man. Then My Son will convict of their Godless deeds the nations that confront him. This will correspond to the storm you saw. He will taunt them with their evil plottings and the tortures they are soon to endure. This corresponds to the  flame. And he will destroy them without effort by means of the Law     and that is like the fire."  (2 Esdras 13:25  38 of the Apocrypha NEB).

(2)  An important point regarding the Apocrypha: As the Jews have had their "sensibilities blunted" by God, they have never been spiritually qualified to decide what should be included in the Bible canon. (Romans 11:7 & 25).  To have done so was presumptuousness on their part, especially since the majority of Jews do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

(3)  The "man" is Jesus Christ, now The Christ Michael.  The "sea" is mankind.

(4)  Mount Zion:  See Hebrews 12:22-24.

(5)  Daniel 12:1,2 NEB.