6. Chariot of Asses and Chariot of Camels
The vision of Isaiah of the two riders in (Isaiah 21:7): "And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels ..."
Who was the rider upon an ass? Every Sunday School student will know him. That was Jesus (John 12:14): "And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon, as it is written."
Who, then, is the promised rider on a camel? This powerful Prophet has been overlooked by Bible readers. This is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). If this is not applied to him, then the prophecy has yet to be fulfilled. That is why lsaiah mentioned further in the same chapter (21:13): "The burden upon Arabia ...," which means the responsibility of the Arab Muslims, and of course now of all Muslims, to spread the message of Islam.
(Isaiah 21:14): "The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, and they prevented with their bread him that fled." Tema is probably “Madinah” where Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions immigrated to. Each immigrant was brothered by one inhabitant of Madinah and given food and shelter.
(Isaiah 21:15): "For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war." This was when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions were persecuted and left Makkah for Madinah.
(Isaiah 21:16): "For thus hath the Lord said unto me: 'Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail."' Exactly in the second year of Hijrah (immigration) the pagans were defeated in the battle of Badr
Finally (Isaiah 21:17) concludes with "... the mighty men of the children of Kedar shall be diminished: for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it." Kedar is the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13), from whom ultimately Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) arose. In the beginning, the children of Kedar were attacking Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions. But as many of them accepted Islam, the number of children of Kedar who resisted, diminished. In some Bible verses, "Kedar" is synonymous with "Arab" in general, as in (Ezekiel 27:21): "Arabia, and all the Princes of Kedar ..."