Apocalyptic Language is LITERALLY FIGURATIVE.

Isaiah 13

1 “The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see . . .
3 I have commanded My sanctified ones, I have also called My mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
4b . . . The Lord of hosts mustereth the battle.
5 They come from a far county, from the end of heaven, even the Lord and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
6 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt;
8 And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth; they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof, will not give their light ; the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore, I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger . . .
15 Everyone that is found will be thrust through, and everyone who is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children shall also be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.”

Here’s the thing here this language is not literal in every detail, it was Apocalptic Language to describe an event that actually occured in 538 bc when Isaiah’s prophecy about Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian empire falling occured.  You might make note that the Land is now lived in and the heavens did not shake out of their place. 

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