"The earth will reel to and fro like a drunkard, And it will totter like a shack." - Isaiah 24:17-23; 25:1
The poignant thing about this prophecy and why it must point toward our times is that never before has the world been in a position to reel to and fro like drunkard! It's only with the advent, for example, of the global media that we could literally see the world reeling to and fro like a drunkard. It really began to loose its balance after the event of what happened in 2001, when the twin towers came crumbling down, which can also be viewed as a symbolic event in its own right. Now we have a peculiar form of global terrorism and grave unrest in the Middle East, which appears to be the hub of it all. The global economy could also potentially invoke feelings of a queasy stomach, if it were to start reeling to and fro. The global war on terror, unsettled global money markets, global communications and global terrestrial and satellite television networks are all factors that go toward creating the global reality of a world that could really start reeling to and fro. Only a global matrix can rock and roll, and yet, until a century or so ago, there was no such global reality. Therefore, Isaiah's prophecy could then not apply. Only in this period can it be properly applied. This period may culminate like a woman in the pangs of giving birth, and it may be like a global thunder and lightening storm, as we receive one sleaze and corruption story after another, ever greater. But, after the storm comes the Sun and a new dawn!