I noticed you didn't include this part above in your quote even though you called it verse 2-4????: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation nor will they train for war anymore." the end of verse 4. How come you didn't put this in? Is it not in YOUR bible? Or did you just not put it because it doesn't fit?
My mistake. I typed the passage in haste and omitting the end of verse 4 was just an oversight.
Isaias 2:2-4 "And in the last days, the mountain of the House of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord and to the House of the God of Jacob; And He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For the law will come forth from Sion, amd the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge the Gentiles and rebuke many people and they will turn their swords into ploughsharesand their spears into sickles, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more to war."
In Scripture, "In the last days" is the whole time of the New Covenant, the time from Christ's First Coming till the end of the world because no other time shall come after it but only eternity. So, from the time of Christ until He Comes again in Judgment on the Last Day, all nations shall flow into the CC.
"on the top of mountains" shows the perpetual visibility of Christ's Church, for a mountian on top of a mountain cannot be hid."
Christ came and He established the religion of God, Christianity. As opposed to the one chosen people of the Jews, all nations will be represented amongst its members......This promised New Covenant religion will originate in Jerusalem. Now, the NT shows Christ fulfilled this OT prophecy of Isaias.
He was talking to a Jewish Prophet who was writing about his own people.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RCC!
And this is predictable since you reject the Church and believe the utterly false fable of Millenarianism.
Accept it or not, here, Isaias was prophecying that in the last days, God's New Covenant Church would be prepared....the one founded by Our Lord in 33AD which the New Testament confirms. Christ fulfilled Isaias' prophecy when He established the New Law (Covenant) in His Blood and founded His Church. Of this Church, the Church of all nations, Christ said, You are the light of the world. A city situated on a mountain cannot be hid." St.Matt. 5:14-15.
It's no small thing that Isaias 2:2 begins, "And in the last days..."
To an ancient Israelite, history fit into 3 ages. First there was the period before Moses and the Law...Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph lived during this age.
The 2nd was the time of the Law...the years from Moses until the Messias' coming. Most of the OT fits into this second age. It includes Moses and all of the major and minor prophets.
The 3rd and final age expected by the Jews was the Messianic age. The promise of a future Messianic king or Anointed One, can be traced all through the OT starting in Genesis. The promise and that hope of Christ is the heart and soul of Biblical Judaism.
The Advent of the Messias (Christ's First Coming) signaled the start of the last age. Since it's the final stage of salvation, it's called "the last days."
In Hebrews 1:1-2 St. Paul says, "God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by a Son." Later, in 9:26, we read that Christ "has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself."
IN JERUSALEM, on the day of Pentecost, St. Peter quoted from the prophet Joel saying that he and the multitude of listeners were in the last days...he said this becasue the Messias had come and the last days were upon them. Both St.Paul and St.John shared this view. 2Tim 3:1 and 1John 2:18. And let's not forget St.Jude 1:18, "You must remember beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; they said to you, In the last time there will be scoffers....."
So the first part of Isaias describes the sins of the people and the disastrous situation in Judah. Then comes Is. 2:1-4 which we are discussing. Isaias gives the people a glimmer of hope..a messianic vision which shows that salvation of all nations centers on Sion, the mountain of the Lord, that is Jerusalem. Note the part highlighted above in blue and the significance of Jerusalem where the New Covenant Church began. Read in Acts. 1:6-9..Just before Our Lord ascended into Heaven, the Apostles question Him about restoring the kingdom of Israel. which shows they are still thinking in terms of an earthly resoration of the Davidic dynasty. For them eschatological hope in the kingdom extended no further than expectation of world-embracing Jewish hedgmony.
Our Lord tells them they need the help of the Holy Spirit to be able to grasp the teaching. We know that help comes at Pentecost. verse 8, "But you shall receive the power when the HS has come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
So the growth of the Church begins in Jerusalem and will spread to all nations to the end of the earth. This is the geographical structure of St.Luke's account as well. Jerusalem was the destination point of Our Lord's public life (which began in Galilee) and here it is the departure point.
Is. verse 3, is prefaced by "in the last day"..."for the law will come from Sion..." This is the New Law, KFC...it's the New Covenent in Christ's Blood which was established at the Last Supper IN JERUSALEM. 1Cor. 11: 24-26, "...This is My Body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me. In the same way also the cup, after supper saying, "This cup is the New Covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes."
In the prophets, the expression "in the last days', refers to the messianic era Mic. 4:1 which brings to an end the long period of waiting for the promised Redeemer and marks the start of the Kingdom of God which will last forever. Dan. 7:14; 27; St. Luke 1:33. the fullness of time began with the coming of Christ and will reach its zenith with His return in majesty and glory for the Last Judgment. The last days, in the NT perspective, ciovers the entire period of the Christian era, it's the Church age. This is the earthly phase or stage of the Kingdom of God and is characterized by the presence of the good and the bad, side by side St. Matt. 13:47-48 and the cockle sown among the wheat. 13:24.