Wednesday, August 15, 2007

America Babylon, continued

Jer 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.

Remember when ancient Babylon was finally defeated by Alexander the Great, the city itself was not destroyed, it just fell into ruin. How would a "fire" be kindled in the cities of the US? By rioting? By nuclear attack...it does say "cities"?

Jer 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.

America is a land of "mingled people"

Jer 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.

Parts of the US have been in the midst of terrible drought in the past few years. It is possible that this verse also has a spiritual meaning in that there is a drought for good foundational teaching in many of the churches.

"Mad upon their idols"...if that doesn't describe how caught up the American people are with their celebrities. There are cable channels that are devoted 24/7 to telling us about our idols; the movie stars, the television divas, the rock stars, the sports heroes...our American idols. We are a land of idols and we love them.

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