The Word of Finality

The Hebrew word for hindermost, latter or last, acharown (Strong’s H314), appears in some interesting scripture. It is also translated as behind, later or following, but you get the idea.

The Book of Job uses this word in one of my favorite passages. “For I know [that] my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last (acharown) on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this [I know], That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. [How] my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27) Here, the oldest book in the Bible speaks of resurrection in the last days!

Psalm 48 is about Jerusalem, which the Lord “makes secure forever” (verse 8). “Walk about Zion, And go all around her. Count her towers; Mark well her bulwarks; Consider her palaces; That you may tell [it] to the following (or last - acharown) generation.” (verses 12 and 13) Psalm 48 speaks of measuring Jerusalem, and it is also interesting that Israel became a nation in 1948.

In Psalm 102 is a prayer of affliction. In verses 13 through 17 the writer says that the Lord will “arise and have compassion on Zion because the set time, (or appointed time – mowed – Strong’s H4150) has come.” “For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory.” Then verse 18 says, “This will be written for the generation to come (or lastacharown), That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.” This is a wonderful prophecy of the Lord rebuilding Jerusalem in the last days. At the “appointed time,” the “last generation” will see the compassion of the Lord toward Zion. Remember, Matthew told us that David was a prophet (Matthew 13:35), and therefore, his Psalms are prophecies.

Proverbs 31:10 through 31 is about the wife of noble character. Many believe this proverb is a picture of Israel and her restoration in the End Times. Verse 25 contains that word of finality, acharown. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come (or last days).” This is another wonderful prophecy for the last generation.

How I wish we could all (me included) read the Word in Hebrew. We would understand so much more of the Lord’s Holy Bible. I believe that every name and place given in the Bible has meaning; we just don’t recognize it because we do not understand the original language. But the day is coming when we will be with the Lord. “Then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully . . .” (First Corinthians 13:12) Praise the Lord for that coming Day!

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