Let’s read Isaiah 34:14 from the New Revised Standard version. That says, “Wildcats shall meet with hyenas, goat-demons shall call to each other; there too LILITH shall repose, and find a place to rest.” Now let’s read it from the KJV, “The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the SCREECH OWL also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.” By comparing these two translations, we can see that the LILITH is a SCREECH OWL.

This chapter tells of the Lord’s great vengeance against His enemies. We read in verses 1-2, “Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.”

The Lord spoke of His care for His people in Isaiah 33:5-6, “The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.” In chapter 34, He continues to show His care of His people by the destruction of their enemies, especially Edom. We read in verse 5, “For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea (Edom), and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.”

On this “day of the Lord’s vengeance” there is much destruction. We read that “the sword of the Lord is filled with blood.” (Verse 6) “Their land shall be soaked with blood.” (Verse 7) “The land…shall lie waste.” (Verses 9-10) “Thorns shall come up in her palaces.” (Verse 13) This is a very dark chapter describing this vast destruction from the hand of the Lord against His enemies and the enemies of His people. The destruction is so great that we find strange creatures of the night coming in to find their rest in places where they formerly were too afraid to venture. There, “The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr (he goat) shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.” (Verse 14)

The total completion of this prophecy of destruction will be realized when the Lord Jesus returns to the earth. We read of that time in 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8, “…when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” At that time, He will destroy those enemies and set up His kingdom on the earth for 1000 years. We read prophetically of that time in Isaiah 35, when He brings His people into that glorious kingdom and shares with them the fruits of His victory. We read in Isaiah 35:1-4, “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; HE WILL COME AND SAVE YOU.”

The rest of the chapter tells of the characteristics of the Lord’s Millennial Kingdom and the blessings to those who inhabit it. The chapter ends in verse 10 by telling us, “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (263.8)