A dual prophecy against Babylon of ancient times and the now rising Babylon of the latter day New Europe
Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
The now rising Babylon the Great as a New Federal Europe will last for only about 42 months before she falls (Dan 12:7, Rev 11:2, 13:5).
In this end time the New Europe will dominate the world into its third year, and then they will go forth to attack the nations of Asia; who will respond destroying Europe and then coming down into the Middle East.
The Asian armies will overwhelm those nations which have been allied with the New Europe [Babylon the Great] as they surround Jerusalem to confront the final false prophet and political leader where they are making their last stand.
Then Messiah shall come with his resurrected chosen to destroy the destroyers of the earth and initiate a millennial Sabbath of rest for all the earth.
Daniel 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
When Babylon fell in 539 B.C. she was simply taken over by the Medes and the Persians but the system was continued. It is at the coming of Christ that the system of Babylon will be totally destroyed.
Jeremiah 50:3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
In our day it will be the armies of Asia which will come down to destroy the New Europe of modern Babylon and will then gather at Jerusalem when Messiah will come. Then all Israel and Judah will repent and seek to learn and live by every Word of the Eternal God entering the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31. Then the nations will also sincerely repent and will be grafted into Israel.
50:4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. 50:5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Just as physical Israel has gone astray; so the shepherds of spiritual Israel, the modern spiritual Ekklesia; have caused the flock of God to go astray.
50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill [wondered away from God, doing whatever they think is right], they have forgotten their restingplace [which is passionate zeal for the whole Word of God].
We have strayed far from any zeal for the Word of God, to obey [worship] men, in idolatry against the Husband of our baptismal commitment. The spiritual brotherhood of today loves and obeys idols of men more than they love and obey God and his Word.
50:7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
Today God is calling the spiritual Ekklesia out of the Babylonian Mysteries governance system of exalting men and organizations as ultimate moral authorities, in place of calling us to God the Father and to a hot passionate Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God, to learn it and to keep it!
50:8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
In this end time, all who practice the Mysteries of Babylon church governance system [which includes all the major factions of today’s spiritual Ekklesia] and all who do not live by every Word of God will be corrected, and if unrepentant they shall be destroyed, as the New Europe shall itself be fully and finally destroyed.
50:9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain. 50:10 And Chaldea [in the latter days; the rising New Europe is Babylon the Great] shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD.
Babylon shall be destroyed because she delighted to destroy the heritage of the Eternal; which is first of all, those who are Called Out and seek to live a godly life, second all physical Israel and third all the nations which are the creation of the LORD.
Obedience to every Word of God is the mark of God’s true people!
Those who reject any zeal for learning and living by every Word of God, in favor of blindly following others and not proving all things by a diligent study of the scriptures, are following men and not God! They are committing idolatry and have the Mark of the Beast which is rebelling against the Word of God just as Eve and Adam did in the Garden.
Its really very simple: If we are zealous to learn and we faithfully live by every Word of God; we are the people of God.
If we love men and organizations to do as they say, even if it is contrary to the Word of God; we have the Mark of the Beast. For we have become the servants of those that we obey!
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Either we obey the Word of God to righteousness, or we follow some other way which is rebellion against God!
Jeremiah 50:11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; 50:12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Babylon and all who refuse to live by every Word of God, will all face the same correction and will all be destroyed if they will not repent.
50:13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
God calls everyone to fight against Babylon and its false teachings [doctrines]; which are its Nicolaitane governance system, the exalting of men between the brethren and God and refusing to live by any part of the Word of God.
Today the called out spiritual Ekklesia is full of this abominable system of equating loyalty to corporate idols and men as the same as loyalty to God to one degree or another!
50:14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD.
Just as Babylon is to fall at the coming of the Stone of Daniel 2, the ROCK of our Salvation, and the nations shall shout in rejoicing over their salvation: Let us SHOUT in warning against the abominable doctrines that have been accepted by today’s Ekklesia, and let us turn in passionate zeal to learn and keep the Word of out Mighty God, Who Alone Saves!.
50:15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
As the men of ancient Babylon were filled with fear at the approaching enemy, the men of the now rising Babylon the Great shall flee for fear when the armies of Asia come up against them.
Physically, sowers are those who sow seed in the ground, and spiritually the sowers of Babylon are those who sow the seed of the false doctrines and the vile Nicolaitane governance system and the exalting of men [the primacy of Peter] between the people and God to deceive the people. We are to STOP accepting these abominable doctrines against the Word of God.
The spiritual assemblies need to quickly repent of their Nicolaitane governance and their idolizing of men.
50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
The ten tribes of Israel were removed from the land by the Assyrians for their rebellion against God; then Judah was also removed from their land for rebellion against God and his Word; and now in these last days we will all be corrected by the New Europe, Babylon the Great.
As the nations went into correction for all their sins; even so spiritual Israel will go into captivity and correction for committing the SAME SINS of rebellion against the Word of God and idolatry against their espoused Husband!
Just as ancient Israel was scattered by their enemies because they had departed from any zeal for the Word of God; so today’s Laodicean Ekklesia will be scattered and corrected in great tribulation for their departure from any zeal for the whole Word of God!
50:17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar [a type of the latter day king of the North the New Federal Europe] king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
Physical Babylon will be destroyed, and spiritually speaking, all those who follow the doctrines of the Babylonian Mysteries, as do the spiritually called out Ekklesia of today: Shall face strong correction and ultimately total destruction if they will not repent!
50:18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
God will deliver spiritual Israel out of the hand of Babylon and her Mysteries [teachings], which are a zeal to idolize men and a cold lack of zeal to live by every Word of God!
This is obviously speaking of the time of the end of man’s rebellion against God and the coming of our Mighty Deliverer!
50:19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. 50:20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
Merathaim is a biblical term meaning two things: double bitterness and double rebellion and may not be a literal place, but rather refers to those rebelling against God and not zealous for living by every Word of God.
All those in rebellion against any part of the whole Word of God [and that includes nearly everyone today], who will not repent quickly will be sternly corrected in the furnace of affliction
50:21 Go up against the land of Merathaim [the rebels], even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod [visitation]: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee. 50:22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
Physical Babylon and the spiritual Babylon of those who follow any of its false doctrines will be brought down.
The first Babylon was cut down in 539 B.C. by the Medes and Persians who continued the same system, and the latter day Babylon the Great of the coming New Europe will quickly fall at the coming of Messiah the Christ.
50:23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 50:24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. 50:25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
God is full of wrath against the Babylonian Mysteries – which exalt men above the Word of God – and the bloody deeds and many abominations of Babylon. How much more is he enraged when we the Called Out have adopted many of her wicked doctrines?
50:26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left. 50:27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Jesus Christ will deliver physical and spiritual Israel.
50:28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
If the Eternal corrects Babylon for her pride and for exalting their own ways in rebellion against God: How much more will he correct his called out spiritual Ekklesia who are supposed to have his Spirit and who have committed themselves to Him, only to also exalt idols of men and corporate entities above any zeal to live by every Word of God?
50:29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
It is because of their pride that they exalted themselves above all that is called god in the earth (2 Thess).
Today’s called out spiritual Ekklesia have done exactly the same thing in exalting themselves above God in their monumental pride; for they will do anything to justify following their own false traditions and they reject any zeal to live by every Word of God.
50:30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
God is against Babylon and that means he is against those who do the same things that Babylon does!
Today’s spiritual Ekklesia factions are full of the same pride and accept the same Nicolaitane governance system of Babylon; exalting idols of men and corporate entities above living by every Word of God.
50:31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
The proud of today’s spiritual Ekklesia will be humbled and the proud of Babylon and the nations will be crushed to contrition.
50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
Spiritual Israel will be humbled to sincere repentance and then they shall be delivered!
Physical Israel will also be delivered when Messiah comes! The nations of the earth will also be corrected and humbled and the wicked shall be destroyed, so that the government of the Eternal shall fill all the earth!
50:33 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
The Redeemer of the humble before God, who are zealous for every Word of God: Is Mighty to Save!
50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
All of the wicked [including today’s Laodicean spiritual Israel] will be corrected and humbled!
50:35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
Those who lie, saying that there is safety in following them; those who lie, saying that doctrine [truth and righteousness] is not important as long as everyone gets along and follows them, those who try to marry light to darkness and lies to truth; who teach people to follow themselves, who teach people to trample on the sanctity of the Sabbath and who do not help the people to be ever more zealous for God: Shall surely be cast into great correction!
50:36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. 50:37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
Just as physical waters dry up: The waters of the Holy Spirit are dried up and quenched in today’s spiritual Ekklesia for all our idolatries of men and false traditions: We have become intoxicated with pride and with our idols of men.
50:38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
As the climax of the Babylonian Mysteries, that system will be destroyed forever.
50:39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. 50:40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
In their third year, the New Europe of Babylon the Great will go forth to attack the Asian nations; and the Asian nations will respond in a mighty confederacy of Russia, China, India, and most of the peoples of Asia; to come to destroy the New Federal Europe [Babylon the Great] and her allies in the Middle East.
50:41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. 50:42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter [latter day descendant of] of Babylon.
50:43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
Babylon will first come up and take Judea and Egypt, but Judea and Egypt will ultimately be delivered out of his hands.
50:44 Behold, he [Babylon] shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong [Judah]: but I will make them [Babylon] suddenly run away from her [Judea, Egypt and Palestine]: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her [over all Israel]? for who is like me [the Eternal shall come to rule with his resurrected Chosen]? and who will appoint me the time [the time is appointed by God]? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me [no man can resist the will of God]?
In the day of the coming of Messiah, even the least of Israel and Judah shall terrify their enemies.
50:45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock [of Israel who return to the Lord] shall draw them out: surely he [the least of the repentant of Israel] shall make their habitation desolate with them.
50:46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
An angel prophecies of the imminent destruction of Babylon during the Marriage of the Lamb as the Seven Plagues are poured out
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [which fornication is spiritual disloyalty to the Creator], and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her [bonding and becoming one with this religious system, instead of becoming one with God], and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Brethren, this call shows that God’s people are partaking of the Babylonian Mysteries in this latter day! How? By following the Babylonian Mysteries idolatrous system of exalting men as idols, above any zeal for keeping and living by every Word of God!
In today’s spiritual Ekklesia we are committing the same sin and following the same false doctrine of the Babylonian Mysteries; we are following that doctrine of demons which teaches that we must follow others rather than the Husband of our baptismal espousal! and teaches that some man has ultimate moral authority above the Word of God!
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
The soon coming New Europe revival of Babylon the Great is to become fabulously wealthy during the first two years of the tribulation, until the Asian nations come against her and then Christ [the Rock of Daniel 2] comes to totally destroy all that remains of her.
When the New Europe allies with Turkey and the Arab peoples [Psalm 83] the Petrodollar will collapse and a new international financial system will bring great wealth and prosperity to Europe for about two years.
18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Then the chosen saints, now in heaven after their resurrection (Rev 15, 19), will rejoice at the fall of Babylon, and at the coming of the Kingdom of God! They will rejoice over their inheritance and resurrection, given so they might teach godliness to all humanity after the end Babylon the Great!
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [The resurrected chosen will go to heaven for the Wedding Feast and Marriage of the Lamb before coming back to the earth], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.