Isaiah 48:5 I told you these things long ago; before they
happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, ‘My idols did
them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’
Realize that Isaiah is writing these things hundreds of years before Judah
would even be exiled to Babylon. Yet he is writing not only of the captivity,
but now he is speaking of the return from captivity! Unbelieving secular
scholars therefore conclude that Isaiah wasn't writing these things, but
rather these were written much later by others though there is no evidence
of that being the case. Yet the very point of Isaiah foretelling these
things hundreds of years before they happened was to affirm that God has
spoken and foreordained these things.
He says for example "Leave Babylon, flee from
the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Send
it out to the ends of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant
Jacob."Is 48:20 and yet they were not even in Babylon
at the time. Therefore they had plenty of forewarning of what was to come
and plenty of time to repent. And yet even though God layed out the future
for them they failed to act upon it.
Yet God has also foretold us of the future. There will be a day of reckoning,
when those whose names are not written the book of life will suffer eternal
damnation in the lake of fire. Have you prepared yourselves and those around
you for what God has foretold?