An example of this is the interpretation and latter day prophecies found in the books of prophets like Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Jeremiah, not to mention the12 minor prophets.
In Chapter 34 of Isaiah, judgement comes upon the entire world for sin. When Isaiah wrote these words, he was addressing his contemporary time, believing these warnings would apply to Israel and the known world to them.
I'll produce the entire chapter, following my supposition that at least part of this prophecy has a surprising opening in our era. In what clearly appears to be a nuclear event, where the people of the world suffer grievous loss of life, the final outcome is that people are not able to endure many areas of the world, and that only wildlife can survive, and thrive.
On April 26, 1985, the meltdown at Chernobyl caused surrounding regions to clear. It was thought that it would turn into a wasteland, but, the opposite happened. Within a short span of time, the area blossomed, and virtually every species of animal, insect, and flora benefited. Not merely did they survive to breed, but, some species, thought to be extinct, suddenly appeared.
The scientists were gobsmacked and bewildered, but, the evidence was there. While humans would never be able to repopulate the radioactive area, even decades later, virtually every animal had the land returned to their ownership.
One may say that our understanding of radiation is flawed, and that perhaps people could withstand the levels present now, but, they cannot.
For years and years following the infusion of radioactive gas, birth defects were devastating to babies conceived and born after the meltdown, if their parents were exposed. DNA damage was catastrophic.
I started my therapist profession at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a world class hospital, where children from throughout the world were brought for extreme abnormalities in heart and perinatal development. It was a heartbreaking sight to see what genetic damage causes to an innocent child. Having this knowledge, I understand that genetic damage is real to humans.
Yet, the animals of the area suffered no obvious defects, in fact, they were robust and healthy. The only animal who did not return to this radioactive ecosystem were bears. All the house cats left behind became feral and reverted to their animal nature, hunting and caring for their young.
It's a remarkable phenomenon how animals thrived on what mutated and destroyed in human genes. I don't believe that's an accident.
Having this information, helps to explain why in Isaiah 34, humans are dispatched from the area, metaphorically the Babylon of Revelation, but, in reality, the big cities of the world, mirrored from the ancient metropolis.
My conclusion is that nuclear radiation will occur in the war to come, and that animals are given back the land we took for ourselves.
We were made custodians and caretakers of Earth, but, have failed to protect all species from annihilation. The abandonment of caring for the land is a sin. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew nation were told to rest the land every seven years, for a full year, but, they were too greedy and failed to do so 70 times in 149 years, so, the LORD has them conquered by Babylon and taken as slaves.
Speaking through his prophets, he explained that they would leave the land of Israel for those 70 years of negligence, and then the land would finally have it's rest.
Rest is a sabbath, and Sabbaths are holy, not just to priest and religious person, but, to the creation itself.
In Isaiah 34, which embraces the judgment reserved for the end-times in the latter days, finally has a feasible solution.
When the nuclear material makes areas uninhabitable for man, the majority of animals, even ones thought to be extinct, as in Chernobyl's outlying cities, will once again have their right to exist.
Like Israel, beckoning and imploring the world for the right to exist on it's land, the animals cry out to be returned to natural habitat. Soon, it will happen for those who weep and mourn for our LORD'S return, and the critters will inherit the Earth.
|Isa 34:1||Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.|
|Isa 34:2||For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.|
|Isa 34:3||Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.|
|Isa 34:4||And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree.|
|Isa 34:5||For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.|
|Isa 34:6||The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, [and] with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.|
|Isa 34:7||And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.|
|Isa 34:8||For [it is] the day of the LORD'S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.|
|Isa 34:9||And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.|
|Isa 34:10||It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.|
|Isa 34:11||But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.|
|Isa 34:12||They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none [shall be] there, and all her princes shall be nothing.|
|Isa 34:13||And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls.|
|Isa 34:14||The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.|
|Isa 34:15||There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.|
|Isa 34:16||Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.|
|Isa 34:17||And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.|