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Edition 290: December 16th 2015
Jeremiah’s catastrophic indictment of America:
Jeremiah’s catastrophic indictment of America:
I don’t know how much time you have left America. I know it’s running out fast. The writing is on the wall and in the Book. The signs are all around us.
Tragically, you won’t repent when given the chance. Your days are numbered!
Much of this message speaks exclusively to America. Some of this message has a double reference, speaking also to the modern world as a whole. Some of this message speaks to the end-time church.
This is a deadly, sober message from the word of our Lord. It is the now-word, and the word which you dare not ignore.
The majority of this edition is derived from Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51 describing end-time Babylon.
Please note that in dealing with Bible prophecy, there are sometimes things where interpretation may be variable. There are many prophecies where there are no variable options at all, and some like these here, which have interpretations that are strong probabilities.
Before we go on, I must identify the participants and players on the stage of this great modern tragedy, revealed in Bible prophecy.
Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51:
Please read Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51 at this point.
The interpretation of Jeremiah 50 and 51
Identifying end-time Babylon:
Right up front let me say that end-time Babylon is not rebuilt Babylon in Iraq. If you know your Bible you will know that it’s impossible for numerous reasons. Firstly, the Bible says that the destroyed city will never ever be rebuilt again. The current so-called city of Babylon, rebuilt by Saddam Hussein, is not on the original site and is nowhere near being a city of any description. It is a little building about the size of a shopping centre and is used as a tourist attraction, that get’s closed at night. Saddam in fact gave up on the project ages ago. It would take well over 20 years to build a city anywhere near the size and relevance of the end-time Babylon. Besides, Iraq is nothing but a half-destroyed shell today. So, to meet the biblical requirements, Iraq, the home of Babylon, would also have to be a huge operational commercial and industrial nation serving the world.
As you will see as we go on, Babylon of Iraq does not fit one single verse and absolutely cannot fit others! (Please don’t send me emails with all your beliefs, rather do yourself a favour and read this entire edition.)
As we go on, we see that the United States is the only possible contender for end-time Babylon. You will also see from context that the world system as a whole also applies in type to some verses. We could say that the US is the capital of the world, so it can never be excluded.
End-time Babylon also has a fulfillment in religion, specifically the Catholic church is various passages of scripture, but that is not the focus of this edition.
Cities and people:
End time Babylon / USA is not a city. It is a nation of cities. (Jeremiah 50:32.) She is called “the daughter of Babylon” in some verses, implying that she is the offspring of the occult and other characteristics of original Babylon.
End-time Babylon / USA is a nation made of people originating from many nations. Many of these will turn to their own people and return to their own lands in the face of the coming oppression. (Jeremiah 50:16.)
End-time Babylon / USA is a nation of “mingled peoples” (Jeremiah 50:37.) They will be slaughtered. These people are told to “get out of and flee Babylon” and flee to their own lands.” (Jeremiah 50:8)
A multitude of nations from the whole world, but led by “the people of the north” come against her in war. These people are referred to as “cruel, who show no mercy”. This could well refer to numerous Islamic forces.
“The kings of the Medes with governors and rules of the land of his domination will cause the land to tremble and sorrow” (Jeremiah 51:28-29.) The “kings of the Medes” is a reference to modern day Iran, whom at this time will dominate surrounding nations causing great shaking in end-time Babylon / USA! Could this be a sign of nuclear conflict to come? It most certainly could.
Now I must do a detour and identify the “nation of the north” (Jeremiah 50:3,9.) This seems to be a parallel with the “King of the north” in the battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38&39). But they are not the same. In the battle of Gog and Magog, Russia and her allies are destroyed. In the war of Ezekiel, the USA may well be present as one of Israel’s allies, seen in the “young lions”, a lion being the symbol of Britain and the young lions then being the offspring or commonwealth nations.
Jeremiah 50:41 also refers to the “people of the north country with many kings”
So then, who is the “nation of the north” of Jeremiah attacking the USA? It can only be one of the European nations or the entirety of Europe as one, under the soon to come antichrist. This would place this war in the tribulation period. Daniel 11:40 also refers to the “King of the north” which, in this verse, is almost certainly Europe.
End-time Babylon / USA is described as “the hammer of the whole earth which has been cut apart and broken in battle”. That is a very succinct description of how the USA has been the “hammer of the whole earth” militarily. But please note that these verses speak of the “hammer” being destroyed!
The morality of the US:
End-time Babylon / USA is a nation of homosexuals, LGBT’s and the like. The prophecy describes the destruction of end-time Babylon / USA as in the days when “God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.” (Jeremiah 50:40.)
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for their rebellion against God and their aggressive homosexuality. This is exactly where the US is today.
Spiritually, the people of end-time Babylon / USA are told that they “mounted up to heaven”, but became a nation of idolatry. (Jeremiah 51:53.)
Defenceless in her pride:
End-time Babylon / USA will not be able to defend herself! She has risen in pride and arrogance against God. She has mounted up to heaven in exaltation against God’s word. She can try to fortify the heights of her strength, but God will bring her down – a great destruction comes upon her. (Jeremiah 51:53-54.)
One thing about American pride, especially as seen in her liberal demonic leaders like Obama, is it knows no bounds. American pride has exalted itself against God’s word on abortion and homosexuality. Many American churches have led the world in defiance of the living God in this regard as well.
But this is how it ends up: The sound of a cry comes from Babylon / USA and great destruction, because the Lord is plundering Babylon /USA and silencing her loud voice, though her waves (of defiance) roar like great waters. Her weapons of war are broken (Jeremiah 51:54-56.)
The Lord condemns end-time Babylon /USA for her pride against the Lord.” (Jeremiah 50:29.)
“You have indeed been trapped, O Babylon, and you were not aware of it. You have been found out and caught, because you have contended against the Lord. The Lord has opened His armoury and brought out the weapons of His indignation.” (Jeremiah 50:24-25.)
Listen America (and all nations), your atomic weapons are as nothing compared to the “weapons of His indignation”!
The pride of end-time Babylon / USA against the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, will be the root cause of her military collapse. “Her young men will fall in the streets. Her men of war shall be cut off...Behold I am against you most proud, says the Lord. Your pride will make you stumble and fall and I will kindle a fire in her cities.” (Jeremiah 50:29-32.)
The nature of the destruction:
It is clear from numerous verses in Jeremiah 50 and 51 that severe, intense military action is involved here ending in extreme destruction. It may be nuclear, but if not, will not be a joke! It will be very swift and furious.
End-time Babylon / USA will soon experience crippling crop failure and economic disaster of monumental proportions. “The sower will be cut off and harvesting instruments will fail”. (Jeremiah 50:16.) Her storehouse will be opened and cast into heaps of ruins, utterly destroyed and her bulls will be destroyed.” (Jeremiah 50:26.)
End-time Babylon / USA’s Anti-Semitism – the huge danger:
This is a nation which hosted the “children of Israel” (Jeremiah 50:4.) The prophecy describes the Jews coming, weeping to find sanctuary and to seek the Lord. With their faces towards Zion they shall seek it and “ask the way to Zion”. They declare that they will join themselves to the Lord’s purposes in eternal covenant”
The USA was always open to the Jews of the Diaspora, bringing much blessing upon themselves over the years.
Then in verse six, the tragedy is revealed. “My people (Jews) have become lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray. They have turned them away...All who found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said, we have not offended, because they have sinned against the Lord.”
Do you see the tragic reasoning of anti-Semitism here? This is also the reasoning of the blind church of replacement theology! They justify their anti-Semitism by saying that it is these evil Jews who have sinned, not us, so we are justified in coming against them!
The Jews of end-time Babylon / USA and other nations, will be “like scattered sheep driven by lions.” First the king of Assyria devoured them and at the last time this Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon has broken their bones.”
Note that the anti-Semitism is like “scattered sheep driven by lions”. But listen to the prophet Hosea. “He will roar like a lion. When He roars, His sons will come trembling from the west.” Hosea 11:10.
The great Aliyah (return) from the West takes place as God brings His people back to the land of Israel, to Mt. Carmel. In those days, Israel will be in the process of finding and meeting her Messiah in salvation. (Jeremiah 50:19-20.)
So, for the American Jew, it is from Diaspora to Aliyah! At the same time God opens the doors for severe military storms of many types to rip up the USA and tear her down! It is literally from blessing to cursing! (Genesis 12:3)
Jeremiah 50:11 speaks again of this terrible, freighting indictment from the mouth of God. “Because you (USA) were glad and rejoiced, you destroyers of My heritage, because you have grown fat...you will become a dry desert wilderness.” What is this “heritage of the Lord?” Firstly, it is most certainly the word of God. Secondly it is Jewish people, Israel and Jerusalem!
Jeremiah reveals that as God punishes the USA just as “He brings back Israel to his habitation”. The iniquity of Israel will be sought but not found in that day. “I will pardon those whom I preserve.” This certainly speaks of Israel’s return to the land from the USA at the time of her spiritual eyes being opened. (Jeremiah 50:19-20.)
America, watch for the time when you begin to lose your Jewish residents! That will be a sign that the wrath, fury and vengeance of God is about to be poured out on you.
Because of the oppression of the Jews in the USA, they will flee. Their “voices will arise” as they flee! “The vengeance of the Lord will be as the vengeance of His temple”! (Jeremiah 50:28.) What an incredible verses this is. Here God likens His people the Jews, to the Temple. Of course they are still filled with unbelief and sin right now, but because God knows their glorious future, even now He calls them His temple.
We know how the Temple was pillaged. We know that produced “the writing on the wall”. We know that produced the great fall of Babylon back then. Do you see all the incredible parallels? If God refers to His people the Jews as the temple, we could say this:
The Jews will be pillaged, experiencing much anti-Semitism. The Jews and their return to the land will be the “writing on the wall”. The fleeing Jews will be the sign of immense immediate destruction on the US.
Have you ever heard of God’s vengeance flying out from a temple? Well, here it is!
This was hard to imagine some time ago, but today, especially in US government circles anti-Semitism is not hard to imagine at all.
It is worth understanding that anti-Semitism is always accompanied with demonic activity. Its source is demonic and major demon forces and spirits are present around everything to do with anti-Semitism.
End-time Babylon / USA’s refusal to repent:
“Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed. Forsake her and let us go to our own country, for her judgement has reached to heaven.” (Jeremiah 51:8-9.)
This verse speaks of nothing but pride. Amazingly, this nation is told that her repentance would have been accepted. How long has God held out His hand offering forgiveness and appealing for repentance? Beware, my friends; the grace of God has limits to it. It is about to run out.
Perhaps the biggest and most important identification mark of end-time Babylon as the USA is revealed in Jeremiah 51:7-8 “Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand that made all the earth drunk; the nations drank her wine and became deranged.” The USA was once known for leading the world in evangelism. It was godly in so many areas including government institutions, entertainment and a biblically-based constitution.
Today, this “golden cup” is filled with all manner of evils and has over flowed to the whole world.
From these verses it is clear that the US will not repent from her sins of pride, rejecting the word of the Lord, kicking God out, welcoming in numerous Islamic enemies, anti-Semitism, turning against Israel, and promoting sins of abomination worldwide.
Dear reader, please bear in mind that most of the fault and guilt lies at the heart of the political leaders of the land and the mass media. The people as a whole bear some guilt as well, but are much more able and willing to repent and change.
Be warned, perhaps your biggest enemy is the devil’s mouthpiece, the mass media.
Summary of Jeremiah 50 and 51:
This nation of cities is the world leader, strong and powerful militarily, economically and with an abundance of agriculture. She was a willing accepting host of the Jews of the Diaspora, bringing many blessings upon herself as a result.
She became filled with pride. She rebelled against the word of the Lord and God Himself. She excommunicated Him for multitudes of institutions. Her government became hostile to Israel, becoming anti-Semitic causing Jews to flee back to their land. This also invokes the judgement and vengeance of God upon her.
The tragedy of America (just like Europe) is that she was a champion of the Diaspora and has now become the champion of Aliyah!
The transition from Diaspora host to Aliyah champion is just starting up now. It has a fair way to go yet. But these things happen fast.
Her destruction is swift and complete.
When does this take place?
We don’t know for sure. We do know that it is an end –time scenario. We do know that it is at the time of the “Lord’s vengeance.” (Jeremiah 50:15.)
This appears to be at some point in the soon-coming tribulation period.
If the nation of the north who comes against the USA is Europe, then a number of changes need to take place first. We need to see Europe becoming militarily hostile to the US. The nation of north could also be a confederacy of Islamic states.
Either way, this stage is not finally set just yet. But bear in mind the speed at which many ducks are lining up in a row right now!
I’m well aware that this all paints a picture of soon-coming horror for the US. My aim is not to bring fear to anyone. These verses do speak of getting out of Babylon / USA. But do not leave, unless the Lord speaks to you to do so. The time to flee the US is when these things begin to happen. Although the destruction will happen in a very short time, there will be forerunners and signs leading to it.
The biggest sign to watch for is a dramatic increase in Jewish Aliyah, or return to the land of Israel from the US.
The warning of 9/11:
The events of 9/11 were a foreshadow and warning of this tragic prophecy of Jeremiah. The world Trade Centre was exactly that; a symbol of world trade, the economy and health of commerce industry and finance.
The Pentagon is a symbol of the military might of the US. The third aircraft was destined for either the White House or Capitol Hill, both symbols of political power.
The 9/11 attacks were very easy to pull off.
9/11 was a minor Mickey Mouse event compared to these coming events of Jeremiah. The message to the US of 9/11 was; “you are not immune from attack! You were vulnerable back then and now you are much more vulnerable in your pride. Pride always goes before a fall – always!
America, your President has now opened the door to your destroyers, whichever way you look at it!
America, in 2001 you were not anywhere near as anti-Semitic as you are today. You have angered the living God on one hand, and opened the door to your destroyers on the other.
There is enough weighty evidence to identify end-time Babylon as the US. Even if some minor details don’t fit, there is enough severe warning to cause all but the sleeping, deceived Christian to take strong action.
As you see from this shocking exposition, the USA will not repent. But you dear American individual (and of course those from all nations), can, should and must repent now. I call upon you to even stand in the gap as best you can. Pray for yourselves and pray that multitudes turn to the Lord in these days.
Pray that your faith remains strong and grows.
Pray that our Lord softens and breaks the hearts of all the proud people in our churches. Pray that the Lord breaks and shatters the pride of the modern church, which is the light on the hill.
America and Europe, you want to mess with BDS! God will destroy you. Do you really think you will escape God’s destruction?
Be aware that in the face of impending disaster, many will come running in repentance. These will be God-given opportunities to witness and share the glories of His kingdom.
You may want to watch this compilation of old-school preachers, the late David Wilkerson and Leonard Ravenhill (my early teachers) Click HERE
I took this picture early one morning from a chopper flying over the Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in grace!