If you've read my earlier Bible studies, you'll know that I believe that Jeremiah 50 and 51 describes not only the destruction of ancient Babylon, but of a future (at the time it was written) nation that would resemble the earlier Babylon.
One verse that should be noted, especially at this time, is Jeremiah 51:46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
Now, I'm not sure about the "rumor" that might be circulating right now, but I can tell you that this year has been a year of increasing violence in our land.
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July 20, 2012: Aurora theater shooting
August 5, 2012: Shooting at the Sikh Temple
August 13, 2012: Shooting at Texas A&M campus
With the exception of the April shooting, all of the rest have occurred in the last two months. Now, guns don't kill, people kill. So, I'm wondering what's going on. It is indeed "violence in the land".
Jeremiah 51:46 goes on: "...ruler against ruler."
If you've read or watched the news lately you've noticed this year is the year of "ruler against ruler" as the current president, Obama and the former governor of Massachusetts go head to head fighting to be named (or renamed) the ruler of the US.
So possibly two indications of the timing of the destruction of America Babylon. There's more:
Jer 51:33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
Jer 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.
So these two could indicate that the destruction will occur in the fall.
Not at all. How about the fact that hurricane season is also in the fall, and Jeremiah even indicates destruction from winds and water:
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;
Jer 51:42 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
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:
One verse that might indicate how the destruction will come:
Jer 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.
We are the only nation in the world that has used nuclear weapons against another country.
You might want to read the rest of my study on America Babylon (click "Newer Post" at the bottom to go through the entire series)
Now, I don't know about you and I'm not prophet, but I'm watching the skies, and making sure I'm prayed up. I won't feel like we've been granted a reprieve until after the election.