After Israel Is Restored, After The Towers Fall, Babylon Is Judged

Lets first take a look at the two ‘towers fall’ passages in Biblical prophecy.  Just after the towers fall both Isaiah and Jeremiah tell of the destruction of the Harlot Church. Isaiah describes the burning anger of the Lord as he uses his arm, his true church to lay strokes on Babylon with his punishing rod. Jeremiah declares that everyone will scoff at Babylon because of all her wounds. All who draw the bow[the beheaded saints that rule with Chrust] are told to shoot at her not sparing arrows, for she has sinned against the LORD shout against her on every side, her towers fall, her walls are torn down, do to her as she has done to others.

Is 30:19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 22 Then you will defile your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Away with you!” 23 He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. 24 The oxen and donkeys that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel. 25 In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water [spiritual truth and sustenance] will flow on every high mountain[nation and church] and every lofty hill. 26 The moon[mosaic law] will shine like the sun[gospel message], and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.

[Sounds like a repeat of the fourrth bowl, this is too similar – Rev 16:8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, causing it to scorch everyone with its fire. 9 Everyone was burned by this blast of heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues. They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory. There seems to be a difference here. The result of the fourth bowl is that no one repents but here the Lord is binding up the wounds that he afflicted]

 

…27 See, the Name of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke; his lips are full of wrath,  and his tongue is a consuming fire. 28 His breath is like a rushing torrent, rising up to the neck.  He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction;[sixth seal coming soon] he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit that leads them astray. [The fallen Priesthood]29 And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people go up with flutes to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel. 30 The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm [his true church, the beheaded saints] coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst[spiritual truths], thunderstorm[declarations] and hail[hard spiritual truths]. 31 The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria[a colony of Babylon] with his scepter he will strike them down.32 Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod will be to the music of tambourines and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm. 33 Topheth[place of burning] has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king.Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath of the LORD,like a stream of burning sulfur, sets it ablaze.

 

 

 

NIV Jer 50:8 “Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Babylonians, and be like the goats that lead the flock. 9 For I will stir up and bring against Babylonan alliance of great nations from the land of the north.They will take up their positions against her,  and from the north [spiritual north, those following the Holy Spirit]she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed. 10 So Babylonia will be plundered; all who plunder her will have their fill,” declares the LORD.11 “Because you rejoice and are glad, you who pillage my inheritance [todays established churches], because you frolic like a heifer threshing grain and neigh like stallions, 12 your mother will be greatly ashamed; she who gave you birth will be disgraced.[ I think God identifies Babylon as the Protestant church, her mother, the catholic church will be the least of nations, she will be the weakest of churches.]  She will be the least of the nations― a wilderness, a dry land, a desert.13 Because of the LORD’s anger she will not be inhabited but will be completely desolate. All who pass Babylon will be horrified and scoff because of all her wounds. 14 “Take up your positions around Babylon, all you who draw the bow. Shoot at her! Spare no arrows,  for she has sinned against the LORD. 15 Shout against her on every side! She surrenders, her towers fall,  her walls are torn down.  Since this is the vengeance of the LORD, take vengeance on her; do to her as she has done to others. 16 Cut off from Babylon the sower, and the reaper with his sickle at harvest.  Because of the sword of the oppressor let everyone return to his own people, let everyone flee to his own land.  17 “Israel is a scattered flock that lions have chased away. The first to devour him was the king of Assyria[a colony of Babylon]; the last to crush his bones was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.” 18 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says:  “I will punish the king of Babylon and his land as I punished the king of Assyria[a colony of Babylon].  19 But I will bring Israel back to his own pasture  and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan; his appetite will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and Gilead.20 In those days, at that time,” declares the LORD, “search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare. 21 “Attack the land of Merathaim[land of excessive rebellion] and those who live in Pekod[city to be destroyed- Babylon]. Pursue, kill and completely destroy them,” declares the LORD. “Do everything I have commanded you. 22 The noise of battle is in the land,  the noise of great destruction! 23 How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations! 24 I set a trap for you, O Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured because you opposed the LORD. 25 The LORD has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Sovereign LORD Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians. 26 Come against her from afar. Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain.  Completely destroy her and leave her no remnant.27 Kill all her young bulls;let them go down to the slaughter!  Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished. 28 Listen to the fugitives and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion how the LORD our God has taken vengeance, vengeance for his temple. 29 “Summon archers against Babylon,all those who draw the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape.  Repay her for her deeds;do to her as she has done.For she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel. 30 Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day,” declares the LORD. 31 “See, I am against you, O arrogant one,”  declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty,  “for your day has come,  the time for you to be punished. 32 The arrogant one will stumble and fall and no one will help her up; I will kindle a fire in her towns that will consume all who are around her.” 33 This is what the LORD Almighty says:  “The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah as well.  All their captors[this fallen Nicolaitan priest class] hold them fast, refusing to let them go.  34 Yet their Redeemer is strong; the LORD Almighty is his name.  He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land,but unrest to those who live in Babylon. 35 “A sword against the Babylonians!”declares the LORD―”against those who live in Babylonand against her officials and wise men! 36 A sword against her false prophets!  They will become fools.  A sword against her warriors! They will be filled with terror.  37 A sword against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks!  They will become women.  A sword against her treasures! They will be plundered.  38 A drought on her waters!  They will dry up.  For it is a land of idols,idols that will go mad with terror.  39 “So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell.  It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation.  40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah along with their neighboring towns,”  declares the LORD,  “so no one will live there; no man will dwell in it.  41 “Look! An army is coming from the north;  a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.  42 They are armed with bows and spears; they are cruel and without mercy.  They sound like the roaring sea as they ride on their horses; they come like men in battle formation to attack you, O Daughter of Babylon. 43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them, and his hands hang limp.  Anguish has gripped him, pain like that of a woman in labor.  44 Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets to a rich pastureland, I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant.  Who is the chosen one I will appoint for this?  Who is like me and who can challenge me?  And what shepherd can stand against me?”  45 Therefore, hear what the LORD has planned against Babylon,  what he has purposed against the land of the Babylonians: The young of the flock will be dragged away; he will completely destroy their pasture because of them. 46 At the sound of Babylon’s capture the earth will tremble; its cry will resound among the nations.

 Just after the towers fall both Isaiah and Jeremiah tell of this destruction of the Harlot Church. Isaiah describes the burning anger of the Lord as he uses his arm, his true church to lay strokes on them with his punishing rod. Jeremiah declares that everyone will scoff at Babylon because of all her wounds. All who draw the bow are told to shoot at her not sparing arrows, for she has sinned against the LORD shout against her on every side, her towers fall, her walls are torn down, do to her as she has done to others.

Now let’s take a look at a passage that talks about the restoration of Israel.

Isaiah 66:8

Who has ever seen anything as strange as this? Who ever heard of such a thing?Has a nation ever been born in a single day? Has a country ever come forth in a mere moment? But by the time Jerusalem’s birth pains begin, her children will be born. Would I ever bring this nation to the point of birth and then not deliver it?” asks the Lord. No! I would never keep this nation from being born,” says your God. 10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem!  Be glad with her, all you who love her and all you who mourn for her.  11 Drink deeply of her glory even as an infant drinks at its mother’s comforting breasts.” 12 This is what the Lord says: I will give Jerusalem a river[spirtual sustenance] of peace and prosperity.  The wealth of the nations will flow to her.  Her children will be nursed at her breasts, carried in her arms, and held on her lap.  13 I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child.” 14 When you see these things, your heart will rejoice.  You will flourish like the grass!  Everyone will see the Lord’s hand of blessing on his servants—and his anger against his enemies.  15 See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his swift chariots roar like a whirlwind.  He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke.  16 The Lord will punish the world by fire[trial] and by his sword[his Word].  He will judge the earth,and many will be killed by him.  17 “Those who ‘consecrate’ and ‘purify’ themselves in a sacred garden with its idol in the center—feasting on pork and rats and other detestable meats—will come to a terrible end,” says the Lord. [those feeding today’s fallen Priesthood will be cast into the lake of fire] 18 “I can see what they are doing, and I know what they are thinking. So I will gather all nations and peoples together, and they will see my glory. 19 I will perform a sign among them. And I will send those who survive to be messengers to the nations―to Tarshish[the sea coast – spiritual people], to the Libyans and Lydians (who are famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to all the lands beyond the sea that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. There they will declare my glory to the nations. 20 They will bring the remnant of your people back from every nation. They will bring them to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord. They will ride on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,” says the Lord. 21 “And I will appoint some of them to be my priests and Levites. I, the Lord, have spoken!

I think this passage about the strange thing that God will do also pertains to this sixth seal, the fall of Babylon, the harlot church.

 

Dear God,

Help us to correctly divide your word of truth, Amen.

Glenn

 

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After Israel Is Restored, After The Towers Fall, Babylon Is Judged

After Israel Is Restored, After The Towers Fall, Babylon Is Judged

After Israel Is Restored, After The Towers Fall, Babylon Is Judged

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