Jeremiah Chapter 48
"Moab and Ammon."
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is
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Jeremiah 48:1 "Against Moab thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; "Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed."
This prophecy from God and through the mouth of Jeremiah is concerning Moab, who was the son of Lot by his own daughters. The word Moab literally means "of his own father". Lot was the nephew of Abraham that separated from him, and pitched his tent in Sodom. These people are Adamic people that do not have the truth of God, and there are many of them in the world today. This is directed to those that are mist aught and misled in God's Word, who represent the peoples of Lot.
"Nebo" is the mountain that Moses was able to climb up to view into the promise land, but then he was refused by God to enter into that promise land. This mountain is on the east side of the Jordan river. "Kiriathaim" in the Hebrew has a duel meaning, that of "snorting", and "nostrils"; while "Misgab" means the "highest fort in the land", and this fort then is confounded and confused.
This is saying, I wonder what is going on in the world. Notice where Nebo is located with respects to what is going on in the world today. This prophecy is a geographical prophecy, as well as directed to certain peoples, and nations.
The seven churches of Revelation 2, and 3 were utilized because they were basically located in a circle. They symbolize the entire world and every sort of religious form that will exist in the time of the end. The people of Moab have been scattered around the world to where they have migrated to today. They are adamic people that are of the seed of Abraham's family. They are confused because they haven't been taught.
Jeremiah 48:2 "There shall be no more praise for Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee."
People will not be aware of the leading of these people of Moab, except those of the elect that have the seal of God in their forehead. "Heshbon" in the Hebrew tongue means "stronghold, and in their stronghold they are devising much evil against God's people. Though they think they are doing God's Word, their lack of understanding of the Word causes them to work against God's elect.
It is interesting that the word "Madmen" in the Hebrew and it kind of lets us know what God thinks of them. God is telling us what He thinks of their strongholds and their religious places.
Jeremiah 48:3 "A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction."
"Horonaim" is in reference to "two cities, or two caverns", and they are always divided into two directions. They never know which way to commit themselves to.
Jeremiah 48:4 "Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard."
Moab has been so scattered that the little ones, their offspring don't even know who they are. They are lost and confused, yet it is from this group that the teaching comes that, "all you have to do is know the Lord, you don't need to know the Word". This group of people like to make shortcuts to the plan of God, like eliminating parts of the Old Testament, and the book of Revelation, which may cause confusion in their fairy tale doctrines and traditions.
God wrote His Word to be understood, and then to have so called religious leaders say that large parts of the Scriptures are not to be understood, and close it to God's children is not winning favor in God's eyes.
Jeremiah 48:5 "For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horanaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction."
"Luhith" is a "table or board". This is saying that at their table there is weeping. When they come down from the "two caverns or cities" they heard a cry of destruction. Why?
Jeremiah 48:6 "Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness."
There is much said here in the Hebrew. They came to the mouth of the two caverns to find a way to save themselves, thinking "let us flee or let us fly". Does it sound familiar? And in trying to devise their own salvation they are going to move outside the mouth of the cavern, and there they will become like the heath bush in the desert. The "heath bush" is a bush that grows in the wilderness, on the mountains and in the foothills, and when it gets a little growth on its tender limbs, the mountain goats come along eat it off. Every time the little growth comes, the goats crop it off. Jeremiah is saying that this is what happens to these people of Moab.
This is directed only to the religion that we are starting to see in our generation. These people of Moab will never grow deep in the Word, and what they get is a verse here and a verse there, but nothing deep enough to give a stable growth to withstand. This is because they have no idea who they even are. These people are no more as a nation, and because they are Adamic, they have blended into other nations now considered themselves of that nation.
Jeremiah 48:7 "For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together."
"Chemosh" means "subduer", he was the object of Baal worship. The people of Moab had drifted so far from God that they were worshipping things that they knew nothing of. Their god was called "Chemosh" which is Baal worship. Friend, any form of the Easter egg festival outside of "Passover" is part of the ancient Chemosh worship. It was all part of the Ishtar worship [Easter worship], and much of it came from their sexual orgies. Parts of these heathen forms have drafted into the most holy day of all Christianity, and even replacing the "Passover", the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. It is easy to see this in Easter day parades and events, even in churches.
"Chemosh" is even part of the "queen of heaven" worship that is common in many churches around our country. These symbols and signs have been so mixed with True Christianity that very few Christians even know the difference. These people of Moab will go with their priests and ministers into the captivity of the Antichrist when the apostasy comes, because they are ignorant of Satan's deception.
Jeremiah 48:8 "And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the Lord hath spoken."
"The spoiler" is one of Satan's names, and in the futuristic sense he will control the minds of all men and women on earth, except for those sealed with the seal of God in their minds. There shall be no place on the face of this earth that any person can hid from the control of Satan, Why? Because the Lord hath spoken, which is better translated "ordered it". God ordered it in Revelation 9:4 for a five month period of time.
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them [Satan and his fallen angels] that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree: but only those men that have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Physically Satan and his fallen angels are not here to destroy any form of vegetation or animal form, but only the "men" which is "men and women, boys and girls" that have not the the seal, which is the Word of God in their minds. Friend, your mind is "in your forehead". The knowledge of Word of God in your mind is the only thing that will keep you from being confused and deceived upon Satan's arrival, and if you think you are going to fly out of here, you have already taken on the seal of the Antichrist.
One Worldism is well formed today, and if you are not familiar with it you had better start. It is going to control all humanity, except for a very few, and they are called "God's elect". Our Heavenly Father's Word gives us the details that world government. It is by God's order that this system will be complete before His return to earth, and that all souls on the face of the earth will become a part of that system, and controlled by Satan. All that is except for those with the seal of God in their minds.
The spoiling by the spoiler is done by lies and deception, and the destruction is a spiritual destruction. One that claims your soul.
Jeremiah 48:9 "Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein."
Moab is told by Chemosh that all he has to do is believe, and he will fly away when the destruction comes. Have you ever heard this before? This is what is taught today, and it is not Biblical. Preachers are teaching that by using a crutch of a few words, "all you have to do is believe", then you will fly out of here when Satan the Antichrist comes. Friend, it is not Biblical. The cities will be desolate of those that have knowledge, with the exception of those with seal of God in their foreheads. The idea of a rapture is growing fast, and spreading like wildfire, and it is the one mark in the mind of an individual that will cause them to commit instantly to the "false christ" who will come first, and the false christ is Satan.
Jeremiah 48:10 "Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood."
"Deceitfully" is more accurately translated "Negligently". Cursed is he that has the sword of the truth, and doesn't have the courage to draw blood with it. To teach God's Word boldly and straight forward as it is written in the manuscripts. The thing that matters is that it is as God spoke it, whether it offends one or not. The move today is to have the pastor only whisper good things in our ears, and just dust off the surfaces of your consciences. We have grown to the point where sin is not even called sin anymore, and other things that are important in God's Word have been redefined so that they will not offend people in their sin. People want to hear only of God's love, and not of His anger and vengeance.
The church world today wants only to be told fairy-tales and fly away bye bye stories. Friend, that is not going to happen, and you are going to be here for the full duration of this dispensation, unless God calls you home to Him by your death.
God's elect have the gospel armor to put on and stand in place. That Armor is the Word of God, that gives us the full knowledge as to what is going to take place, and it shall happen exactly as is written. That is the "seal of God" that must be in your mind, or you will fall at Satan's coming.
Jeremiah 48:11 "Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed."
This has lost it in the English. This is talking of the art of wine making, and it is referring to Moab as good wine, and also bad wine. Good wine that settles on it's lees for a long period of time gets better. The scent is a pleasure of sweetness to the nose. However when the bad wine settles on it's lees for a long period of time, its taste stays the same and will in time turn to vinegar. It is not fit to enjoy.
This is an analogy to show where Moab took land and settled there and did nothing to better himself or the land. It was never taken into captivity, or emptied from one place to another, but laid there stagnant for many years. Whereas God's children were continually booted about, and changed from one location to another for their correction. Moab sat during this long time, trying to work out their own salvation, and allowing heathenism from all over the world to be brought to them and they took those forms into their church system.
A good example of this is in I Thessalonians 4, where most of the church world will think you are a nut for telling them what the subject of the chapter is there, because they are so set in their traditions. The passage is not talking about flying away and meeting God in the sky during a rapture. It is saying the same thing that is written in I Corinthians 15:50-54, that at the seventh and last trump, we will all be changed into a breath of life, "air, or spiritual" body to do God's work. This is the beginning of the Millennium age. The letter Paul wrote called I Thessalonians 4, is talking about where are the dead, what happens to the soul of flesh man at death.
Paul is explaining that the living do not precede the dead, because the dead are already with Him. All of the dead, good and bad go first, they have already gone instantly upon death to the Father. Ecclesiastes 12:7 tells us exactly where all dead decaying flesh goes, when the soul departs for the body; "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it." The "dust" is the dead flesh body, and the soul is what houses your spirit. Friend, that spirit goes back to the Father immediately, instantly upon death.
So what this verse in Jeremiah is referring to, is that you cannot create your own salvation, by listening to those one verse preachers, and add anything to add or take away anything other then what is in God's Word.
The question about "where are the dead", was brought up because the new Christians in the Thessalonian church were in doubt about soul sleep. Paul was telling them that at death the soul returns to the Father, and does not lay around in a hole in the ground. From this distortion the church world has taken a vision by a mentally ill woman in Scotland, Margaret McDonald, and mixed it with these verses and you come up with the "rapture doctrine". This doctrine has grown within the churches since 1830 A.D., about the same time that Joseph Smith had his vision, and started the Mormon faith.
Jeremiah 48:12 "Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles."
God is telling you here what we are to do with this poor wine that is nothing but vinegar. The translation is very poor for this verse, however Martin Luther gives the best translation. It says a "seller tender" is going to come and be a "seller ladder" or tool that helps one lift the vessels out of a wine cellar. You can guess what happens to the old bad wine then, it is emptied, and that is why it is lost in the translation. He shall take those empty vessels of the bad wine, and break the bottles, pour it out of their houses of religion.
The bad wine is the stuff that comes pouring out of the mouths of these one verse preachers, and God is telling you to pour it out of your life, for it is not fit for consumption. Get rid of it. This is talking about what is fed in those Church houses.
Jeremiah 48:13 "And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence."
The time is coming when Moab, those that sit under these one verse preachers, shall be ashamed of "Chemosh". Camosh is their religion, what is taught in their church houses. "Bethel" in the Hebrew means "the house of God".
Remember what happened to Bethel when Israel split into the two houses [nations], the house of Israel and the house of Judah? King Jereboam of the house of Israel, the ten tribes to the north set up their own place of worship, with two golden calves. He placed the calves into Bethels [houses of God] to replace the worship as God required. Jereboam said, it will be all right to worship here, it is to far to go to Jerusalem to worship. They tried to find a easier religion, and even picked up the worship of "the queen of the heavens" along with the calf worship, which we are still stuck with today.
Friend, you can't find any easier way to worship then worshipping God wherever you are, for He is there. You don't need a church to communicate with God, but is nice to have a place where you can have fellowship with others, but it is not necessary for your talking with Him. He knows your every thought, and your needs more then you do.
Moab should be ashamed of his church houses, but they are not because they are blind to what they are doing. However, if you have eyes to see, and ears to hear it is time to get out of those church houses [Bethels] that teach "Chemosh", their short cuts to God.
Jeremiah 48:14 "How say ye, `We are mighty and strong men for the war?' "
Jeremiah is asking those people of Moab, why do you say you are ready? Moab thinks it is strong by what they do, they sing Christian songs, the pray, they take the tithe for God, and they preach all sorts of good things, and they even help out in the community. Their response is what they are doing, and not why. They have built the strength of their church for all the wrong reasons, because they do not teach the Word of God, the entire plan of God in their church. The congregation is nothing but a bunch of spiritual infants, completely unfit to make an stand whatsoever against the "instead of Christ", Satan, because they don't believe they will even see him. They have allowed themselves to become ignorant by propping themselves up under a hireling [false preachers].
They have allowed themselves to rely only on the security blanket of their rapture theory, and base their only protection on a lie. Friend, you train an army to fight, and your armor is for your protection against the enemy. The battle we are entering is a spiritual battle, and the protection of Ephesians 6:10-20 is to protect against spiritual weapons. The battlefield is going to be in the minds of people, and the weapons used are words and ideas and doctrines, yes even from the Word of God. That is why we are to put the Word in our mind, all of it, because the twisting of that Word is what the battle is all about. God is calling out a people to make a stand, are you able to make that stand?
Jeremiah 48:15 "Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, Whose name is the Lord of hosts."
God is telling you what he thinks of the doctrines that are taught today. Friend this prophecy is directed to the generation living after 1948, those living today. He is telling us that all of those Christian warriors that think they are going to stand against Satan [the Antichrist] are going to fall to him like blades of grass.
Jeremiah 48:16 "The calamity of Moab is near to come and his affliction hasteth fast."
The key to understanding just how close we are, is by looking at the One world government and how close it is to completion. It is fast approaching, and there will be a point when God's adamic people will wake up to the fact that they have been had by their religions. They will spring up and you will know them because they will leave the fairy tales, and go to the straight teaching of God's Word, all of it.
Jeremiah 48:17 "All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, "How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!"
This "concerning him" [bemoaning him] is that group of people that are the adamic peoples that are not a part of Israel. They usually call themselves Gentiles because they are. However you can see many people today fall under this, allowing strange things to work its way into their form of worship. It is what is called Baal worship. Though this is history of Jeremiah's day, it is also a type of what we are seeing in these end times.
The question being asked here is "How did this beautiful nation lose their power"? How is the staff [scepter] broken? When you lose you scepter you also lose your area of domain, and the identity that you have within your borders. You lose your authority to act as a nation, and enforce laws from within.
This generation has allow the authority to slip from the people to our government, from our borders to outside powers. In a spiritual sense there has even been an erosion of biblical values amongst the young people like today. In its place a oriental sense of value has replaces the standards and values of God. Our people are being left with the imagination of their mind that is void of any standard of values.
Jeremiah 48:18 "Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler for Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds."
"Dibon" in the Hebrew tongue means "wasting". This is in reference to the apostasy, or falling away that is coming. "Sit in thirst" is a mistranslation from the Hebrew, for it means, "sit in the dust of this strange land". You don't just sit in thirst, but because of the draught of the Word of God [the dusty land] it has caused the thirst to exist.
Remember that the spoiler is one of Satan's names, and Genesis 3:14 tells us that he is to crawl in the dust all the days of his life. This then is identifying the one that is responsible for the fall of Moab, it is the spoiler who is Satan. How will Satan do this? He will do it when you listen to the strange doctrines that are from Satan, and mix them with the Word of God. He will allow you to think that you are doing alright, when you are not.
Jeremiah 48:19 "O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, `What is done?' "
"Aroer" in English means "the ruins". As you look around our country, and that of other Christian nations the same thing is being asked. What went wrong? What is going on?
As a nation we have fought many wars to keep our land free from socialism, and outside interference, yet by one vote we have brought in a president and court that turned our land over to international socialism. When we look around, very few people seem to care as long as their hand is filled when it is reaching out. This is called the slipping of the scepter. The holders of that scepter are sleeping, and standing by the way, as our nation is slipping away.
Jeremiah 48:20 "Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,"
Moab is confused, and losing its power and strength. Moab is the Adamic people, "adamic" in the Hebrew meaning "ruddy complected".
Jeremiah 48:21 "And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,"
"Holon" means the "sand", "Jahazah" means to "trodden down" and Mephaath means "splendor". So what this is saying is that the splendor of the plain country has turned to sand, and is trodden down.
Jeremiah 48:22 "And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim,"
"Beth-dialathaim" is the house of the fig-cakes. When you know the parable of the fig tree, you can identify these people. It is called to our attention that even amongst God's people these people of the fig tree dwell.
Jeremiah 48:23 "And upon Kiriathaim, and up Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon,"
"Kirathaim" is "two cities", and "Beth-gamul" is the "house of the camel," "Beth-moen" means "house of Baal". This verse is addressing those people in Baal worship, when they don't even know of the sin that they are committing. They allow so many traditions to enter into their worship, they have lost sight what is of God, and what is heathen. The church pastors become so watered down that no one wants to hear what they have to say anyway. This is how one generation can slip into tradition, and have no idea that what they are hearing is not the Word of God.
Jeremiah 48:24 "And upn Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near."
"Kenioth" is the "cities", and Bozrah is the "strong fortress". Jeremiah is telling us that this is happening in all of the cities, and even in the strong fortresses that should be the pillar of the Christian community.
Jeremiah 48:25 "The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the Lord."
The power of Moab is cut off and his authority is gone.
Jeremiah 48:26 "Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the Lord: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision."
Moab will get so drunken with his traditions and confusion that the people of the world will mock him. It will get to the point that what is taught, God is calling "vomit", and the people of Moab will wallow in the confusion, which are their false doctrines. You see what God thinks of them and their worship? He says that they are wallowing in their own vomit", something that they themselves have created. This is likened to the analogy of a man that is so drunk that when he vomits, he falls in it.
This is God's opinion of those people that magnify themselves by thinking themselves better then God, by the fact that they pay God nor His Word no honor and respect. You see it in their conversation, and the positions they take on matters of creation, and events that God says "shall come to pass". Most people in the world today could care less what the Word says about any events, they would rather listen to some air-head on television fill their mind as to what they should think.
Jeremiah 48:27 "For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy."
When God's people are in conflict today and the world tares them apart, many Christians will even side with those attacking God's people. In fact they even find humor in other Christian's difficulties. When you do this God is placing you in the camp of those that attack His people. You then become one of those thieves doing the attacking in the eyes of God, when you even speak of it with any joy it is as you have done the act.
Jeremiah 48:28 "O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth."
The dove is symbolic of peace, what God is saying is that these cities are going to be destroyed, and you had better get out of them. This is also written to show that the king of Babylon of Revelation will come in with the pretense of a dove, offering the peace of his protection to all that will accept it. This is not in a physical sense, but spiritual and the way you come out of the destroyed cities is by your sealing in your mind the Word of God. That is the only way you will not be deceived, by being able to know the truth when you see it. God is warning us that he is going to send the Antichrist on all the cities, and you had better learn to identify him and his ways, as well as the government that he rules.
Jeremiah 48:29 "We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancey, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart."
How did the most powerful force in the world, and all the power of the free world nations get broken down to where one small country [Iraq], run by a nut, could be able to stop our full force? God is telling us that it is the pride of Moab, the pride of the ruddy complected people that call themselves Christian. Their pride and arrogance have stripped our Christian nations of the respect that the other peoples of the world once had for up. This is not saying that our nation is going down, for in time, the American people will wake up to what the Kenites and others have been doing, and and we will put a stop to it. What it is saying here is that the people have allow it to slide to the position that it now is.
Jeremiah 48:30 I know his wrath, saith the Lord; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it."
God is saying that these people of Moab are in the dust playing church, and it won't get them anything.
Jeremiah 48:31 "Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres."
This is Jeremiah speaking now. "Kir-heres" is a brick fortress that is suppose to be so strong that no enemy can take it, yet those fortress will fall by their own pride and arrogance. They thought they had everything going for them, with their smooth traditions and playthings in their church houses, but the forgot to teach the entire world of God. Jeremiah is saying when they fall he will cry and mourn out for them in their ignorance. Those church houses have taken a pride in themselves for preparing their defences of their members, only their flight will never come. They will fly away all right, but right into the wrong camp.
Jeremiah 48:32 "O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage."
We are now speaking of analogies, in the cities that are within Moab. "Sibmah" even today is know for their fine vineyards. Whereas "Jazer", meaning "God's help" is the place showing just the opposite of Sibmah. It is a place of destitute. The "spoiler" is still the false messiah, Satan. This is saying that your firstfruits are taken not by God but by the spoiler, the Antichrist. God is telling Moab that she has been picked clean by Satan, and you don't even know it.
Stop and think of how this is done, by usury, by hidden numbers to extort taxes and fees, and it is only getting worse. Shifting the wealth and blessings of God's people over to Satan the spoiler's people by hidden means. Today the mind of the Christian is set up to where there is a feeling of responsibility attached to supporting things and actions that go against God's Word, yet by not knowing what the Word says, you gladly give your "summer fruits and vintage" [your wealth and support] to them.
So with your first fruits gone, you have been picked clean and don't even know it:
Jeremiah 48:33 "And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the wine-presses: none shall tread with shouting; there shouting shall be no shouting."
Friend, when the firstfruits are gone, the good wine cannot be produced. If there are no grapes, there can be no harvest; and when there is no harvest, there can be no singing and shouting because there are no people there to run the wine-presses. There is no shouting because there is no one there to shout.
Jeremiah 48:34 "From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate."
"Zoar" is "smallness", and "Nimrim" means "pure". Remember "Horonaim" meant "two caverns", and this is asking which cavern did you come from in your smallness. The act of purity is being taken away to where in the very near future there will only be God's elect that know the pure truth of God's Word.
Jeremiah 48:35 "Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the Lord, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods."
God is telling all those of the church houses of the Moab's that He is going to take their false places of worship and all their altars, and all false doctrines and He is going to destroy all of it. This time is when True Christ comes to earth, and all these misguided deacons and pastors come running to Him and then He tells them, "get away from me, I know you not". These false pastors are expecting a rush of wind, and the appearance of the Messiah, only their doctrines have led them to believe that it is the first supernatural power to come. They will perform their religious acts to the wrong christ, and it is all these acts that will be done away with, including what ever rewards they had before the arrival of the Antichrist.
This coming by the true Christ is when Jesus Christ comes to establish His kingdom here on earth, and that marks the start of the Millennium kingdom. All those that are taken by the Antichrist in ignorance will be taught in the Millennium for a thousand years, and then stand before the Father to be judged by their works only. Grace is for this dispensation only, and it comes by faith. In the Millennium age we will have our Savior Jesus Christ with us, along with the capacity of full knowledge, this is why those saved out of the Millennium are saved by works only.
When you bowed to Satan, you lost your name in the Lamb's book of life and you threw your crowns and works at the feet of Satan the Antichrist, so at that point in time your name was blotted out of the book. You become one of the spiritual dead.
Revelation 20:11-15 details this exactly as in prior chapter it was discussed. Jesus details what is going to happen just prior to His return in Mark 13 and Matthew 24.
Revelation 20:12 "And I saw the 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 [spiritually dead] were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works."
Jeremiah 48:36 "Therefore Mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and Mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished."
Jeremiah is saying that in his heart he has sounded the funeral pipes in mourning for the spiritually dead. Jeremiah is ready to bury the whole lot, for the Antichrist has come, and all the men and women of Moab are spiritually dead, they have fallen over to the "instead of Christ", that supernatural power who is Satan. All the riches that they have received by their righteous acts that they have done for the Living God, they are turning them over to Satan. When they gave the Antichrist their worship they gave him their crowns they would have received, and for those crowns they receive false security and promises of peace that lasts for only five months in return. These men and women will be spiritually bankrupt, and Christ will tell them to "get out of My sight". In Jesus' sight they will be nothing.
Jeremiah 48:37 "For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth."
The "baldness" of the head, and the "clipping of the beard" are the true signs of shame that they will all feel.
Jeremiah 48:38 "There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the Lord."
Remember back in the time of Jeremiah the housetop is where the watchman stood protecting his house. A watchman spiritually speaking, watches for the enemy. There is nothing but sad songs coming though, because the watchmen were all asleep. The Lord is saying that He is sick and tired of what you are doing, and I am going to break you like that big clay pot. It is time to look around you and see the things that are done in the name of the Lord, that are completely against His Word. Wake up and get into His Word and prepare yourself, or this is directed to you.
When you are not doing what God's Word teaches, then the love of God is not on you. Your spirit is in the mode of what you are doing, and believing, and if it is of the enemy of God [Satan], then God does not love you. You can not separate the spirit of the what you are doing from yourself when you are actively taking part in it, they are one and the same. You better wake up to what God loves, and what God hates, and He spells it out in His Holy Word. When you support any part of sodomy, then in God's eyes you are one of them, and this goes also for anything that goes against God's Word. When you see the wrong in what those acts are, and repent to the Father in Jesus name, and turn from them, then all part of the sin is forgiven you.
However when the Antichrist Satan comes, it will be too late for forgiveness for the act of worshipping him, because God will turn you over to Satan, and your eyes will be blinded for your own good. For those who have worshipped Satan the "instead of Christ" in ignorance, the time of Millennium will be a time of teaching and discipline, without the evil rudiments of the world around. For those that worshipped the Antichrist with the full knowledge of who he is, to them there is no forgiveness.
Jeremiah 48:39 "They shall howl, saying, `How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him."
When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ returns at the seventh trumpet, then all of God's elect will look down on all of Moab with love, for then every knee will bow to Jesus. This is the start of the Millennium age, and it is the time of teaching and discipline, which Moab had not received in this dispensation. Though the elect has their immortal bodies then, it will be earned by all the others by their works and obedience to God in the Millennium.
This is aimed at those people that were proud of all the stars in their crown, and all the people that they had saved, but what they were doing was leading them straight to Antichrist.
Jeremiah 48:40 "For thus saith the Lord; `Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab."
Friend, this eagle that does the flying here is Satan, and Satan as the Antichrist shall spread his wings over all of Moab. Do you want to do a little flying with this false Christ? He is ready to give you what ever you desire to claim your soul. Satan will take every last one of those souls that are part of the teachings of Moab, and they will never know the difference, for they will think that Christ has come back. This is all done by deception in this final generation, not war.
Jeremiah 48:41 "Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs."
"Kerioth" again is all the cities, they are all taken by Antichrist. All the people are taken in her "pangs", these pangs are labor pains, those events of the end times that sweep them into the one world system. Those pains are growing closer and closer with every day.
Jeremiah 48:42 "And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the Lord."
Christians that love Christ, but don't know the difference between the two Christs, will follow and worship and magnify the one that they believe to be Christ. Only that Christ will be the false Christ, Satan. When this happens, it will be instant at the time of Antichrist's arrival, and they will then cease to be a people of God because of deception, and the one world system.
Jeremiah 48:43 "Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the Lord."
This is a promise.
Jeremiah 48:44 "He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the Lord."
Jeremiah 48:45 "They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones."
"Heshbon" is that little old church with the cross on top, that had several generations of families inside. "Sihon" is a warrior.
Jeremiah 48:46 "Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives."
"Woe" is a very serious thing with it is given by God, for it announces His judgment on something. God is directing this Woe to those of "Chemosh", which is those that have allowed their false worship and traditions to take over His house of worship. God is angry at those that are giving out false teaching, from verse 45. Chemosh is their religion and form of teaching that they have allow to replace the Word's of God.
This story of a big eagle fly-away event started many generations ago, some one hundred and seventy years, and fathers and mothers have been teaching it for many generations, until all the sons and the daughters that are part of Moab believe it to be true. All that is except God elect, who have know from their youth that something was not just right with this fairy-tale. Those sons and daughters are not prepared to stand against Satan, and the wings of the great eagle, for their Chemosh has taught them to fly with it.
Jeremiah 48:47 "Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the Lord.' " Thus far is the judgment of Moab."
The "latter days" are now. The latter days started about fifty years ago when the nation of Israel was established. This is what the parable of the fig tree is all about, the return of the two baskets of figs to Jerusalem, as we studied in Jeremiah 24. It doesn't take too bright of a person to see that this prophecy is well under way. The funeral pipes of the sad song has already started to play, and the people of Moab are in the dark as to what the sound of those pipes is.
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