Anyone who has been reading my blog, knows that I firmly believe that Jeremiah 50 & 51 is a prophecy not only about ancient Babylon, but about the end days Babylon of the United States. After these last few weeks of hurricanes, I wanted to point out some of the scriptures in these chapters that did not apply to ancient Babylon and could only apply to a different Babylon.
Jer 51:42 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
Ancient Babylon only had a small strip of land that was coastal. The rest of the country was totally landlocked. It would therefore have been impossible for much of Ancient Babylon to have been covered by waves. However, we have all seen the newscasts showing the images of Florida, the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Houston and Galvaston flooded.
Jer 51:55 Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
Jer 51:1 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
No one who reads the Bible, who believes in God's judgment, can see what is going on and not realize that we are seeing the beginning of God's judgment of America. How much worse is it going to be? At 51 years old, I have never seen a hurricane hit the coast and then travel thousands of miles inland leaving hurricane-like devastation in its wake.
This last weekend Hurricane Ike struck the Texas coast, leaving Galvaston destroyed. It then traveled north across Texas, and then turned northeast and travelled across the midwest where high winds left downed trees and powerlines in Ohio and Indiana. Today, Monday, this same storm is crouching over New England.
Not only that, but we are seeing a wave of financial institutions being toppled by the winds of economic depression. The devastation in the wake of the economic storm is going to be even more devastating that what we saw in New Orleans and now in south Texas.
I fully expect to see this judgment spread across the country. While the east coast has been hit pretty hard, the west coast has had some quiet. There's a sense in my spirit that the next disaster will be on the west coast. What? I don't know. Perhaps an earthquake, another volcano? I just know that we are seeing God's hand of judgment upon this land that once professed to be a Godly nation.
For those of you who haven't prepared physically, there's still time for you to get what you need to help your family in the event you are forced to evacuate. I've watched the news this weekend of thousands and tens of thousands of people who were forced to evacuate who had NOTHING. They were going to be totally dependent upon the charity of the government agencies.
However, occasionally you would see a person or family where each person wore a backpack or carried a large bag. While they are also being forced to evacuate, those folks didn't have that look of desperation seen on the faces of so many others. It is very possible that those backpacks and bags were actually completely stocked go bags, bug out bags, disaster survival kits, etc. Whatever they were, those folks were better prepared than others.
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