Jeremiah

Chapter 25

"Time: Seventy Years. Nations: The Cup."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org

We will see in Jeremiah 25 an example of how the king Babylon of the end times comes into being and power, on this earth. This is a type, and though it is history it shall also be this way when we shall see the king of Babylon spoken of in Revelation, and described as the parable of the fig tree of Mark 13. Remember that Jesus didn't say "maybe Christ would come this way", He said that this is the way the one world system would come and Satan the Antichrist would come to power, and that we are to learn learn the parable. Jesus said that Antichrist shall come before I return. There are not that many Christians that are ready for the coming of Satan and his system mentally or spiritually.

Jeremiah 25:1 "The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king Babylon:"

Remember that this person "king Nebuchadrezzar" is the same person that is also called "king Nebuchadnezzar". When he came upon Jerusalem every last person in the kingdom was affected by the assault. Many died of pestilence and famine in the siege, while many others died in the Babylonian attack on the city by the sword. There were a very few who were protected by God. Those that lived and were not protected were all taken into captivity and removed from their lands.

This is an important verse because it establishes Biblical chronology for that year with the Babylonian year written in the Babylonian tablets. The reason that Assyria is not mentioned here is that Assyria had already fallen to Babylon. The year was 496 B.C., and this one verse establishes a date of one hundred and ten years difference then what is taught by most teachers and accepted by churches today. By this verse we can fix the exact year of when Nebuchadnezzar and his army came against Jerusalem, and the land of Judaea went into captivity.

The reason for the confusion in years was the that if a king reign even one month into the next year it was considered a whole year. If a king reigned only three months, like Jehoiachin, it was considered one year, while if a king reign twenty years and a month, in the Biblical records it is considered twenty one years. After a long line of kings coming to power, the dates can compile into quite an error in time. This verse then corrects all additions in time to set the exact date by the Babylonian tablets and establish the time of the captivity.

In your Companion Bible you can read the details of the establishment of these dates in Appendix 83, and 86. This is important to understand when you apply these events to prophecy.

Jeremiah 25:2 The which Jeremiah the the prophet spake unto all the People of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,"

This will bridge the House of Israel, besides the Jews of the House of Judah. This is because Jeremiah will take the daughters of Zedekiah, and not the sons to Europe. The inhabitants of Jerusalem are the residue.

Jeremiah 25:3 "From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the Lord hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear."

Jeremiah is telling you that for twenty three years he has preached of the coming of the captivity, and you have been warned and you have not listened. Jeremiah has grown very impatient with the House of Judah, and their refusal to listen. Jeremiah heard directly from God the words that he was to tell the people, and Jeremiah faithfully passed on the Word from God.

Jeremiah 25:4 "And the Lord hath sent unto you all His servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear."

God has sent other prophets and teachers to tell them of this coming destruction, and the people and their false prophets just would not listen. There is nothing new under the sun, my friend, for there are very few today that will listen, for most of the people are absolutely illiterate to what our generation is about to face. They are told by the soothesayers of today that you don't have to know the Word of God, because you won't be here, you will fly out of here. Believing that kind of bunk will deliver you body and soul right over to the king of Babylon of the end times, and he is Satan the Antichrist. The devil's deception will be vast and complete and cover the entire earth, and only those sealed in their minds with the truth [warnings] from God's Word will not be deceived.

The devil is an imposter of Jesus Christ, one that looks and talks exactly like you think Christ should look, and that is the plan of God. Satan the devil knows the Word from cover to cover, and that is how he tested Jesus Christ after his baptism, by misquoting the Word of God, adding a word here and leaving out a word there. God is going to test His children in the end generation. The tribulation of the end times is not a physical tribulation, but a spiritual tribulation and that is why the armor for fighting that battle can only be the Word of God. It is fought with words and ideas that sound so good and true but in fact are a complete lie.

Remember back in Amos 8:11, 12; "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: " [11] "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and from to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." [12]

All of mankind is searching for the truth today in foreign religious though, in sports and governmental forms and education, and they are still blind as a bat when it comes to preparing for the spiritual battle that will come on the entire earth very shortly. They refuse to listen to the true prophets of God, just as they did in Jeremiah's day, and they run to their spiritual whore houses, and listen to their false prophets that tell their not to worry, we are going to fly out of here. We will not face the Antichrist when he comes. Friend, they are even blind to the type of battle they are going to face, and what armor they should wear.

That armor is given to the elect in Ephesians 6:10-20, and every part of that armor is in the Word of God, for it is the Word of God and the instructions that are within it. When the Scriptures speak of our gathering back to Christ, and our being changed in the wink of an eye to our new spiritual bodies, that event is all after the coming of the Antichrist and the great deception has taken place. The seventh and last trumpet sounds after the sounding of the sixth trumpet, and it is the sixth trumpet that sounds for the coming of Satan the Antichrist. The number 6 - 6 - 6 is the numbers of the Antichrist. It is on the sixth seal, which is the sixth thunder, which sounds on the sixth trumpet that Satan takes power over all the earth, and God gives him authority to do exactly what he shall do.

Paul establishes without a doubt when the changing takes place in I Corinthians 15:51, 52 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed," [51] "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." [52] There are seven trumpets and this happens at the seventh and last trump instantly. The subject is that the "we shall not all sleep", meaning there is a generation that shall not die in the flesh but be changed right here on earth to their spiritual or incorruptible bodies, and enter a new age. That new age is called the Millennium age.

People will be deceived when Antichrist comes, because today they are doing the exact same thing that the people of Jeremiah's day did when the warning of God came to them. They are running to false prophets, and take the word of the masses over the Word of God.

Jeremiah 25:5 "They said, `Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:"

This is what the prophets that were sent from God would say to the people in warning them down through the years. This is a promise that God gave to each generation, that if they would listen to the Father the land would be made available for ever. But all through the years they would not listen. It is exactly as it is today, the people would rather listen to fairy tales, and fishing trips the they Word of God. The prophets have given us this beautiful Word, and those that take the time to understand its meanings will share the blessings that God has promised to each of them.

Jeremiah 25:6 "And go not after other gods to serve them and to worship them, and provoke Me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.' "

God is saying that if you will do it My way, "I will do you no hurt". God is telling you that if you just try to do it His way, He will give you blessings and peace of mind. There is no one that is perfect in the flesh, and we will fall short, but if you just try God counts that as perfect through repentance. Then you have the peace of mind that only God can give, and the blessings; monetary blessings, health blessings, spiritual understanding. and all the rest that comes with it. It is your choice, and you set what comes upon your own head for your life, whether it be for good or bad.

Jeremiah 25:7 "Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the Lord; that ye might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt."

This is still the prophets speaking to the children of the House of Judah, and saying what God had said. God is reminding the people that individually that because you did not listen to the Words that I told you, God is going to bring down his anger to cause hurt on their own heads, not on God's hurt, but their own hurt. You set your own sentence for what you do.

Jeremiah 25:8 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; `Because ye have not heard my words,"

Because you would not listen and try to live according to my Words, and this applies to this day that we are living in today.

Jeremiah 25:9 "Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations."

Don't overlook the fact that Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon is acting as the servant of God when he brought destruction on the the House of Judah, as well as all the nations of the world, in that day. Nebuchadnezzar did become a believer and follower of the living God. However, the Nebuchadnezzar in the future sense, which is Satan the Antichrist will never become a believer, and repent of the evil that he did. Nebuchadnezzar even wrote the fourth chapter of Daniel, one of the most beautiful prayers to God in that Daniel 4. So what is important to remember is that Nebuchadnezzar was God's servant in all that he did against Judah. God uses whomever He chooses in completing the details of His plan, and that is why we can count on what He says will come to pass. God is using Nebuchadnezzar to correct His own Children, the House of Judah.

The king of Babylon of the book of Revelations is also God's servant, and we know that king to be Satan himself. God will use Satan to test the peoples of the earth, to see if they love God enough to read and study His Word. Though Satan is a servant of God, in the end it is for a positive purpose. That purpose is to test the men and women on the earth to see whom they will chose, The false Christ, or have the love and patience to wait on the true Christ.

Jeremiah 25:10 "Moreover I will take from them the voice of Mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, and sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle."

God is stating that those that would not wait on the true Christ or study to know and accept the true Word of God, there will be no wedding for any of them. There will be no marriage supper. Christ simply will not listen to any of those that call themselves Christian and have fallen to the Antichrist and his name and number, and the millstones will be hung around their neck to bring them down. Jesus Christ is the light of the candle which is His church, and that candle without the light will not be there as their bridegroom.

Revelation 18:23 "And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived." This is the fulfillment of Jeremiah 25:10 coming to pass.

Jeremiah 25:11 "And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years."

When the Babylonian army entered into Jerusalem, the entire land became a desolation when the battle was over. The desolation that shall take place in the future sense when Satan sits on the north side in Jerusalem will be complete. That desolation is spoken of as the "abomination of desolation" by Jesus, when he quoted Daniel in Matthew 24:15.

When the time of the desolation of Jerusalem took place, it marked the start of a seventy year period that the House of Judah that the Jews would be in bondage in Babylon. In Biblical numerics there are seven dispensations that come to pass before the time of the new beginnings at the eighth. This is also a type of another seventy year period of time that Daniel talked about in Daniel 9:24.

Daniel 9:24 "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy People and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy."

We know that the seventy weeks were divided into segments, the first marked the time to the rebuilding of the city and temple, the second period marked to the day, the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, as recorded in Matthew 21:7-9; "And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon." [7]

Matthew 21:8 "And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way."

Matthew 21:9 "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." This marked the end of the second period of the seventy years of Daniel, the sixty nine weeks of years.

There is then a gap in the seventy years until the last week of years comes, and that gap is the time of grace, which ends at the arrival of Satan the Antichrist, when the entire world will be deceived by Satan, all that is except for God's elect who have the Word of God sealed in their minds. We are living in the generation that will live through that final seven year period, which as been shorten for the elects sake to five months, as recorded in Revelation 9:5. 10.

So we see that what happened in Jeremiah's day is a type to what we can expect in our day, even to the time frame of seventy years. This is a type of how God will use the king of Babylon to accomplish the things that are written within His Word concerning the end times. It is interesting that the people of our generation are even using the same words as they were telling Jeremiah that the captivity just was not going to happen. Friend, it is up to you to make the choice, you either believe the Word of God, or you believe the false prophets and follow the crowd. That is what prophecy is written for, and Jeremiah preached it for twenty three years before it did come to pass.

Jeremiah 25:12 "And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations."

Just as history tells us that after seventy years, the king of Babylon [not Nebuchadnezzar] had sinned a great sin, and the out come of those sins were written of the wall, the judgment came immediately and the king died. The nation and empire of Babylon was no more from that point on. God is telling us that "it shall come to pass", you can count on it that at the close of Satan the Antichrist's reign, that seven years that was shortened to five months, Satan will go into the pit, and all forms of that Antichrist empire will end, immediately. What ever powers that were given to him in Revelation 9 will be taken from him, and his fallen angels will go to a point of holding until their destruction as recorded in Revelation 20:11-15.

We saw in Revelation 12:1-6 that God is going to use that same governmental religious system which brought about Satan's fall and the overthrow in the first earth age, at the close of this earth age. .

Jeremiah 25:13 "And I will bring upon that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations."

God is telling you that His Word will come to pass exactly as it is written. When we take the word "nations" to the Hebrew or the Greek it is "ethnos" and can be translated to the word Gentiles. This is referring to the time of the Gentiles, where in Luke 21:24 it states; "And they shall fall by the edge of the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."

The times of the Gentiles must be fulfilled before the coming of Jesus Christ and the Millennium age. This is looking forward to that "one world" system that will be set up by the "king of Babylon" of the end times in this generation. We will see it come to pass.

Jeremiah 25:14 "For may nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands."

Just as there were many kings and nations that have taken the Jews and made slaves out of them, so also in our generation the many agencies and and parts of the one world system will make slaves out of the people of the earth. Friend, in our generation it is their own traditions that they will use to govern what they do. It will not be God's Word or His work that guides what they will do, but it will be what they perceive what is in God's Word. That is how they will be deceived. Today many people care less about God's Word, and what is taught in their quarterlies, and though up by their pastors takes top position in their minds. Today we can see these prophecies coming to pass, even in these days.

Jeremiah 25:15 "For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; `Take the wine cup of this fury at My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it."

God is telling you that you can take it from Him that the cup of His wrath shall come upon our generation, and all the people, just as it is written in His Word. God is telling Jeremiah to write it exactly as He has spoken it, and speak it right to their faces. Jeremiah is speaking to you and I through His written Word, and it is as he is standing before you and I speaking.

Friend, this is the "cup of God's wrath" that Jesus prayed that would pass from Him, that must be poured up on the people. That wrath will be poured over and end this dispensation, and begins the Millennium age. It will happen because it is written. This verse is going to the future even in our time, and we are seeing prophecy happen even in our generation.

Jeremiah 25:16 "And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.' "

The sword that God will send amongst the people in our generation is the Word of God. In Jeremiah's day that sword was a weapon that was used in battle, and killed many people in Jerusalem, however the battle of our day is fought with words, and ideas, and not with guns and tanks. However, when you know the word, that sword or Word becomes our protection, and we use it by the Spirit of God to fight off the fiery darts of Satan's deception.

When you refuse to use the sword, or Word that God has placed available for your use, then you are to be pitied when you are deceived, because this wrath of God is directed upon you.

Jeremiah 25:17 "Then took I the cup at the Lord's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the Lord had sent me:"

Jeremiah wrote as God instructed, and poured the truth out upon them.

Jeremiah 25:18 "To wit, Jeremiah, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;"

There is a certain point in History when God's wrath is poured out, and that cup of wrath is the truth. There will be a point in time when all those that claim to worship Jesus, and in ignorance will see that they were deceived by the false Christ [the instead of Christ], and even deliver their relative and friends to the Antichrist. They will be astonished and shocked when they see the true Messiah returning and gathering His saints to Himself.

Just as the time did come upon Jerusalem, when the Babylonian armies finally attacked the city, after months of waiting, and starvation and pestilence killed off many in the city. Those alive saw in horror as the words of Jeremiah came true, and there was nothing that they could do. They watch as the Babylonian generals gathered Jeremiah and the few that were with him, and gave him the money that was needed for their well being, and marched the rest off to Babylon.

Friend, it will be the same in our day, as it is this day. The people that call themselves of God, Christians, and have been listening to the false prophets and not studying His Word will be just as much in astonishment, and in terror when the see the True Messiah come and see the evil they have done in presenting themselves to the Antichrist.

Jesus wants you as His virgin bride, and He warned those who would listen to the false prophets and false teachers. Luke 21:23; "But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people." This pregnant bride is one that was unfaithful to the groom, and Christ is the groom. To "give suck" is to give assistance to the false Messiah, and worship him and his cause. This is not physical, but spiritual and means that you were deceived by Satan and had taken his number, which is to become part of that system.

In all times of all history, do not be biblically ignorant in this hour that is coming upon us.

Jeremiah 25:19 "Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;"

We are now going through some names and peoples, and pay special attention to the days, months, and years in the movements of these nations.

We are first talking about the nation of Egypt, and the rulers that rule over her.

Jeremiah 25:20 "And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,"

The "mingled people" are the mixed people by race, while the land of "Uz" is the country of Iraq in our day. The land of the Philistines, Ashkelon and Azzah is the land that we call the Gaza strip, north into Lebanon, including the the nation of Israel. God is telling us to look at what is going on in these lands of Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon, and Israel. Ekron and Ashdod are to the other side of Jerusalem, and in these names God has circled Jerusalem, and pointed His arrow directly at Jerusalem. God is telling us to pay attention to what these people are doing and saying, for they are markers and signs of the prophecies of the end times.

Jeremiah 25:21 "Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,"

The circle is now widening around Jerusalem. Edom is the land of Edom, which today is Russia. The word comes from the color "red", and is also another word meaning Esau. God is saying to keep an eye out on the land of Russia, and the Russian people for what they are saying and doing.

Moab was the son of Abraham's nephew Lot. He was a son of Lot by his own daughters. Moab represents a child that was born out of deception, when the daughters of Lot deceived him into making them pregnant, and from that deception came Moab. Ammon was the brother to Moab, born also to Lot, from another daughter then Moab's mother. So we are speaking here of Christians of all races that will be deceived, and that are out to deceive others into becoming part of this system of Antichrist as it is forming.

Jeremiah 25:22 "And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea,"

Tyrus and Zidon doesn't exist anymore, but at one time it was the capital of Satan's seat. It was where the Kenites called home, and the center of their merchandising and trade. Satan is called the "king of Tyrus" in Ezekiel 28. The peoples of the land of Tyrus and Zidon were the people of shipping and trade that had no limits for their activities, and today we see their one world industries, banking, and trade. They have no allegiance to any nation only to themselves, and their words and methods of operation are the same as their father Satan.

Though Tyrus in the Hebrew means rock, the king of this rock is not our rock, for our Rock is the living God. Jeremiah is telling us to pay attention to this "one world system" controlled by these Kenites. They are the offspring of Cain that have mingled with brother Judah. Friend, as "one worldism" comes into power, we are to pay attention to what they are saying and doing, and know that they are of the king of Tyrus", who is Satan. We are to be on the lookout for the deception that these Kenites will bring through the things that they control, like the press, television, their governmental influences, and especially their controlled United Nations, and it ten agencies that they control the nations of the earth.

The Kenites work through their four hidden dynasties which is Economics [banking, industry, and trade], Education, Politics, and Religion. Through these dynasties they are trying to control every aspect in the lives of every person on the face of the earth. Their tool is the United Nations and its many agencies.

Jeremiah 25:23 "Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,"

Now we go just south of the land of Russia, to Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, these are the ones that pull their hair and cut the corners. We are getting into the Chinese people and the nations of the Orientals.

Jeremiah 25:24 "And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert,"

This is looking to the kings of all the tribes of Arab peoples, and the mixed people that are in the far outlining regions of the the world.

Jeremiah 25:25 "And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,"

Zimri is one of the offspring of Abraham by his wife Keturah, as recorded in Genesis 25:2. Elam are the hidden ones, and the Medes were the "one worldists" that sought for a new one world system during and following the Babylonian world government. Putting this in modern terms, they are the supporters of the Untied Nation, and the governmental orders that they are promoting and bringing all religious forms into one. God's wrath will be poured out upon these one worldist and those that listen to them, because they will be taken by the king of Babylon of our generation, rather then believing and sealing the Word of God in their minds.

Jeremiah 25:26 "And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them."

This is one worldism, and it is called "the new world order", and it is prophecy coming to pass right before our eyes. God has instructed Jeremiah to alert you and I in our generation to pay attention to certain peoples, areas of land, and the city of Jerusalem. He has told us to keep an eye on the land of Russia and China, the activities of the Kenites and their moves toward one worldism. He has told us to watch all peoples from one end of the earth to another, and watch for the time when they all will start to come together.

Keep in mind the political part of the beast is the forming of the one world system. That system shall fall apart before the religious beast, which is Satan himself arrives to mold all nations into one government with no boundaries. When all boundaries of nations fall, then Satan shall be at the head. Those that promote such a state of one worldism are part of the political head of the beast of Revelation 13:1-6.

It is very important that you understand who this "king of Sheshach" is. Without the Massorah text the word would be totally lost. The Massorah explains; "the word is "Babel", being a cipher by which the last letter of the alphabet is put for the first, and the next to last is the second to the the first and so on." In other words, "sh sh ch" becomes "B. B. L.", or "Babel" in the Hebrew tongue.

"Sheshach" is an acrostic, which is a hidden word in the Hebrew manuscripts, that only God's elect will know and understand the actual meaning of what is stated here. So after all the people drink of the wrath of God, only "Sheshach" will be left to drink what remains. Friend, this is a hidden message telling you and I today that the message of this warning is given only to our generation. It has nothing to do with the fall of Jerusalem in the time of Jeremiah, but what each of us, one of God's elect should be on the lookout for.

Keep in mind that the Massorah is the original footnotes to the Word of God, given by Nehemiah, and it is not a translation form any language. It is a fence built around all parts of the original meaning of the Word of God, and no Kenite or scribe can change any part of the original text without being notices. The Companion Bible is the only Bible that uses and explains the original meanings, as they are written in the Massorah.

This message is written to us to let us know that in the last days, before Christ returns there would be one called "Babel", which is the king of Babylon of the end times that will sit over a one world order claiming to be Christ. The entire peoples of the earth will believe that person, all except God's elect. Spiritually speaking they will all become part of the bride of the wrong Christ, the Antichrist.

Jeremiah 25:27 "Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; `Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.' "

This is what God is instructing us to say to those that are deceived. God is speaking plain and direct to them, and lets put these words to our understanding of what God spoke through Jeremiah. "Go ahead and follow Babel, vomit and fall in it, because you will never get out of it." This shows the disgust of God toward those that would follow such deception, when they have the Word of God, and claim to be His children.

The false Messiah will walk on the earth before the coming of the True Christ, and that fake messiah claim to be Jesus Christ. This is directed to all those that claim the name of Christ, and turn their backs on the warning that is given here.

Jeremiah 25:28 "And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, `Thus saith the Lord of hosts; `Ye shall certainly drink'. "

At the second coming of Jesus Christ, Jesus is going to pour the wrath of that cup on them. Friend, God doesn't like His people playing games and believing fairy tales, like the rapture theory being built around His Word. There will be great shame on those that do such a thing, and Jesus will tell them, get away from Me, I know you not.

This is why this time is called the "great apostasy", the "falling away", because the followers of Christ fall away from the True Christ and turn to the Antichrist in ignorance. That is the great falling away that Paul spoke of in II Thessalonians 2:3; "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition," Satan is the "son of perdition", and he must come first.

Today most Christians like to run to I Thessalonians to prove their rapture theory, and in this Book of I Thessalonians Paul is not talking about any form of a rapture taking place. The subject and the object of the entire book, or letter is giving an answer to the question "where are the dead". The whole purpose them for the second letter of Thessalonians was to prepare them for the second coming of Christ, because of the confusion that the first letter caused. To warn them that the time of the Antichrist [the son of perdition] would be revealed before the coming of the true Messiah.

II Thessalonians 2:4 "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." This is what is called "The abomination of desolation" by Christ when he was quoting from Daniel 9:27. We are to watch the city of Jerusalem because Christ will not return until after Satan has sat in the temple in Jerusalem, and the entire world is part of his one world system. It is then that Satan, the Antichrist will declare himself to be God. That declaration is what is called the "abomination of desolation", for Satan is the "desolator".

Jeremiah 25:29 "For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by My name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts."

This city that is called by God's name is Jerusalem. It is from Jerusalem that Jesus Christ will bring judgment on those that called themselves Christians, and went whoring after Satan the Antichrist. They will come to see Him, and expect rewards, but instead they will receive nothing but shame. The will say, I preached and healed in they name, and drove evil spirits out in your name, and Christ will say, get out of my sight, I never knew you.

Friend, do you think that you will go unpunished for such a sin, when God has placed His Word in most every hand that would ever pick up a book. The Bible sits in every home in America and around the free world, and yet is hardly picked up and studied. It spells out in detail what shall come to pass, and yet most Christians will follow the masses, and listen to every one verse bird that comes along. There will not be one person that goes unpunished for such an act.

Revelation 1:16 tells us what that sword shall be that comes upon the earth, it is the tongue of Jesus Christ, and the power of that sword can speak and worlds are formed. The only thing that will right the minds of the people on this earth is the fury of God, and He will be on their case until they realize the He is their heavenly Father and what He says is true. The time of the Millennium age is a time of learning, and then shall all things be revealed with understanding, only it is too late for those that have bowed to Antichrist that were part of the bride of Christ, for there will be one thousand years of discipline and teaching without the distractions of this flesh world getting in the way.

Jeremiah taught the people for twenty three years, and they would not listen, How many years have you been taught? How long does it take to get you into God's Word and get your attention?

Jeremiah 25:30 "Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, `The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth."

Are you getting the picture? Have you ever seen someone treading the grapes? God is using grapes here as people, and when the shout comes, or the seventh and last trump sounds, then comes the treading of the people of the earth. When the grapes are walked on, those tender little things burst into a squashed juicy mess. Do you understand by this what our heavenly Father thinks of those that play around with other religious thought and won't listen to His Words of warning?

This is also prophetic from the book of Revelation. It talks about the time when the grapes are pressed that the blood will rise to the bridles of the horses. This is symbolic to show the great depression that will come. Don't be a grape in the vat of the New World Order or you are going to get stepped on.

Jeremiah 25:31 "A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord.' "

Friend, it is up to you as to what will happen to you at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 25:32 "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, `Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth."

Jeremiah 25:33 "And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground."

When that day comes, and the Lord returns there will be no one to cry for them, nor will there be any to help those that turned their backs on God's Word when the warnings were given.

Jeremiah 25:34 "Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel."."

To understand this verse, you have to be aware of the fact that at the sounding of the seventh trump, all souls on the face of the earth, good and bad are changed into their incorruptible bodies, as recorded in I Corinthians 15:50-52. All flesh bodies do become dung on the earth at that time, they will return to the element that that they are made of.

Those of the elect will change into their beautiful spiritual bodies, and receive their immortal souls that shall never perish. The rewards are given at this time, while those that have fallen to the Antichrist will have to wait for one thousand years, during which time they will be taught and well disciplined, and then it will be by their works that they shall be judged, and sentenced to hell fire, or receive their reward of eternal life.

This is exactly what Jesus told John to write in Revelation 20:12 "And I saw the dead [spiritually dead], small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works."

Revelation 20:13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."

Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."

Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

When many are in that spiritual body look around them and see exactly who they have worshipped, the will ask in shame, What have I done? They love Jesus and want to follow Him, but in ignorance they they got off on fairy-tales of rapture theories, and other traditions that caused them to fall. Many love Christ so much that when they see what they have done the shame will be so great that they will pray for the mountains to fall on them.

I hope you caught in this chapter that the last thing in Biblical prophecy that happens before the coming of the false Christ is the establishment of the new world order. That order will never be complete until Satan the Antichrist comes to earth to rule over all mankind, except the elect of God. This system will receive a mortal wound, and cease to function as a governmental body, and then the Antichrist comes and the time of the great deception is here. The cup has been tipped, and the wrath is about to be poured upon the earth, while the Christian world stands by in ignorance.

For all those that understand the Word of God, and look forward for the coming of Christ to straighten this whole mess out, it is good news. The Millennium will come to wake up those that slept spiritually during this earth age of the flesh. On the first day of the Millennium every knee will bow to Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 25:35 "And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock; nor the principal of the flock to escape."

God is now ready to address the preachers who refuse to teach God's Word. However those that love the Lord and do not bow to Antichrist nor his system, have nothing to fear, God is going to protect each of them right where they are. That is the reason that the three went into the firey furnace in Daniel 3, it show us that even when the fire of the world gets hot, Jesus is there to protect his own.

Jeremiah 25 36 "A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the Lord hath spoiled their pasture."

At Christ coming He is going to mess up the hunting grounds of the false shepherds.

Jeremiah 25:37 "And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the Lord."

The peaceable habitations are the places where Satan rules over. The false Messiah comes in peacefully, and prosperously, as recorded in Daniel 8. It is through this method that the men and women of the world will be taken in by him. God is going to tare those peaceful strongholds down, and put His fierce anger on them. Satan comes teaching love and peace, and the brotherhood of all men.

Jeremiah 25:38 "He hath forsaken His covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor,' and because of His fierce anger "

Friend, God is coming back, and He is not happy over any part of those that have been taken by the wrong Christ. He is coming for His virgin bride, only that bride is so stupid that she doesn't know her groom for a fake. She has no intentions or desire to read the love letters that He has sent her, and in the course of time, has become spiritually pregnant by this false Christ.

Are you starting to see why Christ will be in fierce anger at His return. He will be like the old lion that comes back to his den, only to find out that someone has been fooling around with her cubs, and the den has been left empty.

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