Q. Great site, I am a regular reader with a small question. How to interpret Isaiah 24:21 “So it will happen in that day, that the Lord will punish the host of heaven on high, and the kings of the earth on earth.” Who is the host of heaven on high here? From the rest of the chapter one could assume it is referring to Satan/Lucifer/fallen angels or the A/C, but being called the “host of heaven on high” sounds more like Christ. Is it a reference to Christ and his work on the cross instead?
A. Isaiah 24 is about the judgments at the End of the Age, during the time we know as the Great Tribulation. The Hebrew word translated host in verse 21 means army and in this verse it refers to the angels who rebel with Satan in Rev. 12:7-9. Kings of the Earth refers to rulers who side with the anti-Christ against God (Rev. 16:14). Verse 22 says they’ll be imprisoned for many days which means the 1000 years of the Millennium. After the 1000 years they’ll be brought before the Great White Throne for their final judgment.