1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob [people of the covenant], and will yet choose [accept] Israel, and set them in their own land; and the strangers [Gentiles] shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. [This is the modern day Church of the Gentiles (Christianity), where the wheat and tares shall grow together until it is time for the harvest. The church that will rise is the Church of the Firstborn.]
2 And the people [Church of the Gentiles] shall take them and bring them to their place [to Zion]; yea, from far unto the ends of the earth; and they shall return to their lands of promise [land of Israel]. And the house of Israel shall possess them, and the land of the Lord shall be for servants and handmaids [They shall come from poor circumstances]; and they shall take them captives unto whom they were captives; and they shall rule over their oppressors. [This is occurring today in Israel as they continually fight against Palestine and the rest of the world.]
This is also a type for how the Remnant of Jacob will be gathered in its own land by the Gentiles in America (Church of the Gentiles).
3 And it shall come to pass in that day [last days] that the Lord shall give thee rest, from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: How hath the oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased! [The fall of Babylon, the kingdom of the devil is no more!]
5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the scepters of the rulers.
6 He [Satan] who smote the people [Israel and Jacob, The Times of the Gentiles] in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. [no longer pay him attention]
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth into singing. [Satan is bound and the earth rejoices.]
8 Yea, the fir trees [righteous] rejoice at thee, and also the cedars of Lebanon [Great ones of God], saying: Since thou art laid down no feller is come up against us. [Satan can not come against us.]
9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming [Those that are separated from God (dark spirits) gather against the Lord at his coming.], it [Satan] stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones [all the great devils] of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. [sons of perdition]
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee: Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us? [They declare, “Satan, thy power is like unto us!” Satan has no power to restrain the purposes of God at that time.]
11 Thy pomp [impressiveness] is brought down to the grave; the noise of thy viols [acclaim] is not heard; the worm is spread under thee [your annialation is upon thee], and the worms cover thee. [You are no more.]
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars [noble] of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation [Council of Elohim], in the sides of the north; [highest abode of Heaven]
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds [highest of glory]; I will be like the Most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. [Son of Perdition]
16 They that see thee shall narrowly [curiously] look upon thee, and shall consider thee [consider your story], and shall say: Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?
17 And made the world as a wilderness [created a kingdom without God], and destroyed the cities thereof, and opened not the house of his prisoners [and held the children of light hostage?]?
18 All the kings of the nations [the Anointed of God], yea, all of them, lie in glory, every one of them in his own house. [Kingdom]
19 But thou [Satan] art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch [rotten weed], and the remnant of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land and slain thy people; the seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned [never be exalted, and eternal punishment].
Isaiah uses language to describe utter defeat and humiliation. This was understood well by the Hebrews.
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquities of their fathers, that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. [A prison shall be prepared for Satan’s followers, that they shall never rise again.]
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of Hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name [cut off Satan’s hierarchy of evil], and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord.
23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water [Their kingdom shall be like swampland]; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts. [The earth’s state after it is swept clean of all life.]
24 The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying: Surely as I have thought [planned], so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand—
25 That I will bring the Assyrian in my land [Armies of Armageddon], and upon my mountains [people of Israel] tread him under foot; then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. [The evil armies shall be destroyed.]
26 This is the purpose that is purposed [what the Lord intends to accomplish] upon the whole earth; and this is the hand [judgment] that is stretched out upon all nations.
27 For the Lord of Hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul? [Who can stop the Lord’s purpose?] And his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden. [This should have been the beginning of a new chapter, related to the following verses.]
29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken [Lord’s power seems to be stopped]; for out of the serpent’s root [Satan’s deception] shall come forth a cockatrice [something unexpected], and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. [the wrath of God]
30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed [poor in spirit shall see God], and the needy shall lie down in safety; and I will kill thy root with famine [Remove Satan’s nourishment], and he shall slay thy remnant. [Take who is left with him.]
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina [city of Satan], art dissolved; for there shall come from the north a smoke [a power of God], and none shall be alone in his appointed times. [The Lord is in every detail.]
32 What shall then answer the messengers of the nations [people of the earth]? That the Lord hath founded [established] Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
It is interesting how Isaiah describes the fall of Satan’s kingdom. Every prophet who has their calling and election made sure is a witness of Satan. Isaiah knew how Satan presented himself to his followers, and thus, was amazed at the great fall of his earthly kingdom in the vision the Lord gave him. If one were to see the Adversary in his perceived glory today it would resemble the great and spacious building Lehi described. It is impressive to the carnal mind, but the fall of it shall be mighty.
You may ask, “Does Satan think he can win this battle?” The fact is, in Satan’s mind he has already won. His purpose from the beginning was to establish his own dominion, to bring as many souls as would follow him as possible. He knows how the Everlasting Covenant works. He knew from the beginning that this world would be glorified in Christ’s name, and he has lied to his followers. In the end they will all be cast out with him together, to dwell in Outer Darkness where Lucifer will reign over them forever.