Tuesday, August 21, 2007

America Babylon - continued

Jer 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

What other nation, besides America, has so influenced the world with her affluent lifestyle, decadence, and drunkeness?

Jer 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Again, ancient Babylon fell in leadership to Alexander the Great, but it wasn't physically destroyed. Instead it was gradually abandoned which then resulted in it physically falling into disrepair and desolation. But this verse describes something "sudden" and "painful".

Jer 51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.

Will those who have immigrated to the US (America Babylon) decide to return to their own lands after the fall? "Judgment reaches to the heaven...lifted up to the skies" could that be describing a mushroom cloud or clouds?

Jer 51:13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

If you will look at a map of ancient Babylon there was only a short strip of land at the southeast tip of the empire that actually made contact with water. The US on the other hand "dwells on many waters": the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Mexico.

"Abundant in treasures" certainly describes the vast wealth that has come out of the US, not only natural resources like minerals, oil, natural gas, gold, silver, woods, but incredible paper wealth has been generated in the US. "The measure of thy covetousness" the US has set the standard for covetousness in the world. Is there any other nation in the world for which the term "conspicuous consumption" could apply?

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