God gave the nations of the Middle East of Jeremiah’s day into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. This prophecy reveals specifically that Judah would serve Nebuchadnezzar, the head of gold of the statue of Babylon (Dan 2), his son and his grandson.
This is recorded for our instruction today, so that we will learn to obey and live by every Word of God.
Jeremiah 27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 27:2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, 27:3 And send them to the king of Edom and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
27:4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; 27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. 27:6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
The following is an example of putting together all scripture to find the truth
For decades many people declared Daniel 5 to be wrong, because it was Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson and not his son who fell to the Persians. If they had only searched the scriptures more closely, they would have understood the Word of God through Jeremiah!
This prophecy says that in the days of Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson, the kingdom of Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar [the head of gold of Daniel 2] would fall to great kings who would succeed the head of gold.
27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son [Nabonidus], and his son’s son [Belshazzar], until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
We find this was fulfilled and the empire of Nebuchadnezzar was succeeded by the Medo Persian Empire which maintained the religion and system of Babylon but were a different people. This succession is recorded in Daniel 5 where the word son is used in terms of descendant and actually refers to the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar as history shows and as is revealed in Jeremiah.
Belshazzar was the son of Nabonidus, and grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. Nabonidus made Belshazzar co-regent in 553 B.C.
In 539 B.C. there was a revolt in Southern Babylonia, and the Babylonian king, Nabonidus the son of Nebuchadnezzar, went south with his army to put down the rebellion; leaving his own son Belshazzar ]Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson] in charge of Babylon.
Taking advantage of this occupation of the Babylonian army with the southern rebellion at Uruk; the army of Cyrus invaded Babylon from the north.
In June the Babylonian army was completely defeated at Opis, and immediately afterwards Sippara opened its gates to the conqueror.
Gobryas (Darius the Mede), the king of the Medes who were allied to the Persians, was then sent to Babylon, which surrendered “without fighting,” and the daily services in the temples continued without a break.
Darius was king of the Medes while Cyrus was king of the Persians and head of the Persian Median alliance.
27:8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
God proclaimed through Jeremiah that Judah would serve Nebuchadnezzar because of the overspreading of their abominations. God decreed that all the nations of that region would serve Nebuchadnezzar until the days of his grandson, when that empire would be taken over by the Medes and the Persians (Dan 2).
In this end time, physical and spiritual Israel will serve Babylon the Great [the New Federal Europe] for only 42 months, yet in a much more extreme correction.
27:9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: 27:10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
God promised that those in Jeremiah’s time who were willing to submit to God’s will by serving Nebuchadnezzar would be allowed to remain in the land in security, while those who rebelled against Babylon and the Will of God would be taken to Babylon.
God also tells us in our day that if we obey and live by every Word of God we will be secure from God’s correction.
If we listen to the false teachers who say that we must follow idols of men and that we will be secure in doing so: we will surely be cast into great tribulation.
27:11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein. 27:12 I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
Jeremiah proclaimed God’s promise that if Judah would serve Nebuchadnezzar they would surely live, but those who rebel and fight would perish.
27:13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? 27:14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you. 27:15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.
Today, God declares that if his called out Spiritual Ekklesia will only sincerely repent and turn to live by every Word of God, we would be delivered from God’s correction on the wicked.
The work of Elijah will be done by God through his two servants and will be done by the power of God’s Spirit; it will NOT be done by some corporate organization. This is so that the brethren will understand that Almighty God and his Word are far above the organizations of men.
Follow and live by every Word of God and repent of idolizing men, false traditions and corporate organizations rather than living by every Word of God.
We think that we are so great and godly yet our LORD does not agree and is calling on us to repent of our transgressions. Truly we are spiritually blind and wretched and naked of any righteousness, rejecting learning and zealously living by every Word of God (Rev 3:14-22).
Far from doing some great work, these corporate factions are even now being rejected by Jesus Christ (Rev 3:16) for loving idols of men and false traditions more then they love the whole Word of God.
These organizations deceive themselves; they have turned away from God to do what is right in their own eyes. It is certainly up to individuals to diligently work out their own salvation in fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12) through learning and living by every Word of God.
The rejection of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia by Jesus Christ is because we have turned away from zeal for God’s Word (Rev 3:16); the stopping of God’s blessings is the stopping of the heavenly intercession [daily sacrifice] of our High Priest Jesus Christ for our collective sins, it is the stopping of the daily sacrifice as written of by Daniel.
Please see: The Sacrificial System
No physical sacrifice or physical temple is biblically necessary for the tribulation to begin.
In fact God tells Daniel that the daily sacrifice would be stopped by Prince Titus of Rome and would remain stopped until Messiah comes to cleanse the area of the sanctuary and build the Ezekiel Temple. See The 2300 Day Prophecy: Dating the Tribulation and the Coming of Messiah
Do not believe the lies of today’s false teachers who falsely teach that when a peace deal is achieved in the Middle East, there will remain 3 1/2 years for some great Elijah Work by certain organizations of today’s corporate Ekklesia.
Believe Jesus Christ when he said that there will be no more delay in our correction once peace and safety is declared (1 Thess 5:3, Mat 24:15).
27:16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD’s house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
27:17 Hearken not unto them; [Do not obey idols and false teachers of men, but OBEY GOD and live by every Word of God.] serve the king of Babylon [as God has commanded], and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste? 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.
None of today’s church of God organizations will do an Elijah work, because none of them stands on the whole Word of God like Elijah did!
The work of Moses in proclaiming the Word of the LORD, and the work of Elijah in restoring the Word of the LORD, will be done by two individual physical men.
27:19 For thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city. 27:20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem; 27:21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem; 27:22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
The false prophet Hananiah resisted Jeremiah; proclaiming a false prophecy and claiming that he is of God and Jeremiah is not. Even so many false prophets and false teachers within today’s Spiritual Ekklesia resist the Word of the LORD.
How can we tell the difference between good and evil? Prove all things by the whole Word of God (Mat 7)!
Jeremiah 28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
These false prophecies of Hananiah did not come to pass; and neither will there be any delay after peace has been declared in our day.
Indeed today’s corporate Ekklesia will be rejected by Jesus Christ if they remain unrepentant [The rejection of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia by Jesus Christ is the stopping of the spiritual daily sacrifice and God’s blessings on their behalf.], and will be given into the correction of the 42 month great tribulation for their pride and sins (Rev 3:16).
28:2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD’s house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon: 28:4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia were as righteous as they think they are; and that they would unite; and that a major Elijah work would be done by them!!!
Sadly, most will NOT repent and turn from exalting their own ways above the Word of God by doing what they think is right, instead of diligently seeking to learn and live by every Word of God.
28:5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD, 28:6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD’s house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.
Moses, Jeremiah and Jesus taught that the prophets of God would be known by their fruits and their consistency with the Word of God.
28:7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people; 28:8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. 28:9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.
Hananiah spoke falsely in the name of the Lord; and so do many false prophets and leaders in today’s Brotherhood.
28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah’s neck, and brake it. 28:11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
After this coming war and the the resetting of Middle East regional realities, a genuine peace deal will be negotiated, and as soon as the abomination is set up doing miracles and goes to the Holy Mount and “peace and safety” is declared as achieved; sudden [immediate, by surprise] destruction will fall upon us, (1 Thess 5:3 and Mat 24:15).
Then those who proclaim that they will now have 3 1/2 years after peace has been declared for the corporate churches to do an Elijah work; will fall into great tribulation for believing their own false traditions and not believing the Word of God.
Not understanding the scriptures and standing on their own false traditions, they shall say that because no physical temple has been built and no physical sacrifice has been started, that they now have 3 1/2 years to do an Elijah work.
This in defiance of The 70 Weeks Prophecy which says that from the time that Prince Titus of Rome stopped the physical Daily by destroying the temple [c 70 A.D.]; there will be no new temple and no physical sacrifices until Messiah comes.
28:12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
Then the God being who later gave up his God-hood to be made flesh as Jesus Christ told Jeremiah how to respond to the false teacher
28:13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. 28:14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
Today many false teachers think to heal the organizations by telling the people that they will be protected and have peace and that they are about to do a great Elijah work; when in fact they are being rejected into great tribulation for their spiritual adulteries with for following the false traditions of men.
28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
The false prophet Hananiah died and many false teachers in the factions of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia will also die in great tribulation, unless they quickly repent.
28:16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. 28:17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.