Jeremiah Chapter 49
"The Former State; The Latter State of;"
"AMMON; EDOM [ESAU]; DAMASCUS; KEDAR; AND ELAM."
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is
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We saw in the last chapter that the fall is coming, and the people are ripe for the fall because of "Chemosh" which is false religions. It is because the traditions of men are preparing them to accept the deception and lies in ignorance. The ministers are afraid of teaching the Word of God, as to the actual account as to how things will be in the latter days. God's elect in these final days are in tune to that Word, and know the difference between the riddles and fairy tales of these beggars, and the events outlined in the complete Word of God.
God expects His elect to study to grow familiar with His entire plan, as we are in the latter days, and this dispensation of grace is coming to a close. We are expected to be sealed in our minds of the events that are going to take place and not be deceived by them when they happen, by men or by Satan. It is your choice.
In this 49th chapter God will give the events that will be concerning the Gentile nation. If you pay apt attention to this prophecy, you will see many events transpiring around you now, concerning these specific nations. The Ammonites are the brothers to the Moabites, for they had the same father, who was Lot, the nephew of Abraham.
Jeremiah 49:1 "Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the Lord; "Hath Israel no sons? Hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in the cities?"
Notice here the translators are not using the word "against" like in chapter 48. "Gad" was the son of Jacob, one of the tribes of Israel. The children of the Ammonites are dwelling in Gad's cities. Gad was one of the tribes who's land was far to the north, and on the east side of the Jordan. It was geographically located where the nation of Jordan, and Syria are today. When the king of Assyria scattered the house of Israel, the ten tribes to the north, the Ammonites came in to occupy the cities of Gad, and their land. That land was a promised land to Israel [Jacob] from the Abrahamic covenant.
This word "king" in the Hebrew reads "molech", who was "the god of the burning". Molech was a fire-god, where the people would start a huge fire in the arms of the Molech image and burn their children in it. They burned their own children as a sacrifice to this thing. We read of this type of heathen practice in Jeremiah 32:35 ; "And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them no, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin."
It is important that you remember this because in a way it is saying that you place the sentence we receive upon yourself. That is God's method of dealing with people. These Ammonites were never kin to the Abrahamic people of Israel, and as a nation they even joined with other nations to fight against Israel. This is not caring for your brother, and God just doesn't like it. Now God is asking them, just because you live in Israel's cities, and have taken their lands and their idols, do you think you are Israel? Remember in Romans 9:7 "Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, "In Isaac shall thy seed be called."
Jeremiah 49:2 "Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the Lord."
"Rabbah" means their "great city", their "capital". "Her daughters" are the "smaller towns" around the capital city, and they shall also be burned. We know that the destruction of these cities of the middle east have not come to pass yet. This shall happen in the latter days. This is an end time prophecy that we can watch for in our generation. Their appearance will be exactly as those of Israel, because they were the offspring of Abraham's brother.
Jeremiah 49:3 "Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together."
"Heshbon" means "strong hold", and "Ai" translated means heap, or ruins. Cry out from the capital of your city [daughters of Rabbah]. Remember what Satan said to God in Job 1:7 when Satan came to accuse Job. "And the Lord said unto Satan, "Whence comest thou?" Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, "From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
The "king" is "Molech", and their "priests" are the ones that teach it. Their false church will be burned also. In the spiritual sense we can relate this to the end times. It is too bad when a parent tells a little child that you better be good or God will burn you in hell. From that day on, the child relates the story of Satan with his pitch fork standing over the open fire, to God. That parent has reversed the roles of God and Satan in the mind of that Child, and God doesn't like it.
Back in Jeremiah 32:35 God said, "which I commanded it not, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination..." This makes the child afraid of the living God, rather then revere Him with respect and love. We are to love God, and it is an abomination to God when a parent threatens a child with hell fire. When you do this, you are then practicing a form of Molech.
Jeremiah 49:4 "Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, `Who shall come unto me?'"
The Ammonites were always quite wealthy because they would always join with the easiest way to go, the side that gave them the most. They never entered a battle by taking sides, and when the war was over, they would pick up the spoils, and benefit from clean up operation. They would take over the riches of the land, without earning it, and they were very prideful, just like their brothers Moab. God is telling these stiff necked people, you can stand there boasting and bragging, but I am going to take it from you.
Jeremiah 49:5 "Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth."
Because of your actions, when I gather all you up and strip you down, and cast you out to where there will be no one that will care for you. They won't give you a second thought, and to this day the Ammonites are so scattered that they don't even know their identity.
Jeremiah 49:6 "And after ward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the Lord."
This shows us the love of our Heavenly Father. So we know now we are talking about the end times here. God has not lost any Ammonite and even though these people have lost their national identity down through the centuries, we simply do not know who they are today but God does. We know our heavenly father loves each of them. The Moabites and Ammonites were mixed into other nations, and in the scattering and mixing, God knows where every one of these souls are.
We know that on the first day of the Millennium all souls of the Ammonites will bow to Christ, and they shall be taught and disciplined just as all the other souls that in ignorance followed Satan. Even the Kenite tares will bow to Jesus then, however at the end of the Millennium when Satan is released, many those Kenites will return to their father, to walk into the lake fire with him.
Though this prophecy is going against the Ammonites, God's love for them is there, and this is a matter of correction of these Ammonite souls. God is scolding them because of their prideful ness and the false religion which they follow.
Jeremiah 49:7 "Concerning Edom, thus saith the Lord of hosts; "Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is there wisdom vanished?"
Edom is the land of Esau, the brother of Jacob. The word in the Hebrew means "red". Genesis 36:1 "Now these are the Generations of Esau, who is Edom."
The location of "Teman" is in the far south of Russia of today, and the word in the Hebrew for "chief", the head prince of Teman is "Rosh". Rosh, or Russia today is located just above the Vulga, exactly where the book of Genesis said they would be. God told Esau through Isaac his father that they would live away from the the fat of the land, where the land would not produce, in Genesis 27:39-40, and that is exactly as it is. Russia is located above the parallel lines that would place them far above the growing regions of Canada.
It is not hard to identify Esau, for they do have hard times and a very short growing season. So how is it that they have lost their wisdom, and their counsel perished from the prudent? All wisdom is of God, and given through His Word. When the Communist entered into Russia, and the priests were removed from the people and killed, the people lost their contact to the prudent, and their wise council. It doesn't take an intelligent person to gain the wisdom of the world, but true wisdom comes from God. Any time any country attempts to drive God out of it's borders, it loses its wisdom. and no country can survive without the blessings of God.
When the Communists killed the king of Russia and his family, and closed their churches, they tried to drive God from their borders. You don't drive God out of anywhere, but God does allow you to pronounce a curse upon your own head, and that is what happened to that nation within two generations. But thank God for the Russian Christian people that kept God alive in their hearts. What gallant people. This verse is talking about the Russian people, and that of Tamer, the people that live far to the south of Russia.
Jeremiah 49:8 "Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him."
God is telling Dedan that also lives far to the south of Russia, to dig themselves a deep hole and get into it. That visit that God will make to Russia is recorded in Ezekiel 38, and 39, and it is referring to what happen at the time of the battle of Hamon-gog. At that time there will be hail stones that weigh up to 180 pounds each falling on the armies of Russia, and her allies. God doesn't leave any doubt who will bring the hail stones, it is God. He does this for the sole purpose of letting them know that he is the living God. God wants them to see Him doing the destruction, so that there will be no doubts in their minds that I exist. Friend, this shall come to pass in this generation.
Jeremiah 49:9 "If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough."
Both the grapegathers and the thieves by night have their limits to what they will take in their gleaning. They will take only what they can carry, and you will have something left of the poor.
Jeremiah 49:10 "But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not."
God is saying that He is going to pick Esau, or Russia clean. This hasn't happened yet to its completeness. All "his brethren" are those state nations that made up the USSR, and that binding force is gone. What is left is a shell of a nation, but at the core of that shell nation is enough to fulfill the prophetic events recorded in Ezekiel 38, and 39. They still have the weapons hidden back and covered up to fulfill this mission. They have their advancements not by their own wisdom, but by their coping from the free nations. Their spies have taken the technologies from our nation and our allies. Though Russia today denies that she is a superpower today, she still has the ability to come against those nations written in the plan of God.
When Satan appears as the "instead of Christ" very shortly for his five month reign, he will strengthen Russia in the things necessary to complete the plan of God.
Jeremiah 49:11 "Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in Me."
When you look around Russia today, you will see church bells ringing all over the land.
Jeremiah 49:12 "For thus saith the Lord; "Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou be that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it."
The cup that is spoken of here is the cup of God's wrath. That cup that Ezekiel wrote about in chapters 38, 39, that will be poured out when the true Christ returns. This is also that cup that Christ was praying about the night before He went to the cross. It was not the cross that Christ was trying to avoid because that was His purpose for coming to earth in the flesh body. If there was some other way that people could be changed, other then pouring out the cup of wrath upon them, that is why Christ would say, not My will Father, but Thine be done.
Matthew 26:39 "And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt."
We can count of that cup being poured out, exactly as it is written in Ezekiel 38, and 39.
Jeremiah 49:13 "For I have sworn by Myself, saith the Lord, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes."
Our heavenly Father is swearing by Himself, and you can count on it. God is saying that Bozrah, your strongest fortress and all your cities shall become a complete desolation. It is written in Ezekiel 39:12 that it shall take seven months to clean the land of the nations of Israel, from the bodies of Edomites lain waist on its soil. The burning of Russia's weapons will take seven years to destroy after the destruction.
Jeremiah 49:14 "I have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, "Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle."
Jeremiah is passing this rumor from the Lord on to all the nations. This rumor is to those that have eyes to see and ears to hear what the meaning of the rumor is. It is to all the Christians in the camp of the Russians, to come out of that camp, and turn back to the living God.
This is not teaching against the Russian people, but urging each soul of the offspring of Esau to turn from their Godless ways, back to the living God in repentance in Jesus name. The Russian Christians gave much to make their commitment to Christ, their jobs and families, and even in the secrecy of their baptism in the cold frozen rivers. We in America and the rest of the free world have become lazy in our commitment to our heavenly Father. To many Christians just an hour a week is a drudge for them to give to Christ, or a few minutes a day in the study of the Word of God.
Thank God for the true Christians in Russia, for many have paid a dear price for their commitment.
Jeremiah 49:15 "For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men."
Atheism is not popular amongst any nation, for even the most heathen, and backward nations have a respect for a supreme being, and the order that that being gives. Even though that nation doesn't know God, God has place in his conscience a sense of what is right and wrong. When Russia tried to eliminate all forms of a supreme being for their nation, and in the minds of her people, all nations of the earth looked down on Russia.
We can see today that the stripping bear of Russia has already begun. Compared to what Russia was two decades ago, today she and her people are in poverty. However remember that when the Antichrist come, and brings his false sense of peace, he will give strength and wealth again to Russia, Esau.
Jeremiah 49:16 "Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord."
"Rock" here is not Tyrus, but "Petra". Now that we know today where Petra is and that Petra is a city that is located in such a place that only a few men could hold off an entire army. This is because of the approach and the fortification of the place. God is telling Russia that you thought you made such a fortress that no one could come against you, but I will bring you down.
There was a time when Russia did "fly like the eagle" over every nation on earth with their sputnik, and there was nothing that any nation could do to bring that little satellite down. Russia ruled the skies for a time, she had her nest higher then the eagle, yet with all her pride, she has been brought to her knees. Though it may seem that her rocketry was superior, it was far sub-standard to ours. Russia has a closed press, and all those failures and flaws of her equipment were not announced like in the free world.
Jeremiah 49:17 "Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof."
The desolation of Edom, or Russia and her allies will be so complete that "it will stop the noses of those that live to the east of her". We read of this in Ezekiel 39:11.
Ezekiel 39:11 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog."
Jeremiah 49:18 "As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it."
There will be no mortal soul dwelling in all of Russia at that time. Why? Because it will be completely destroyed. This is the time of the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and all flesh bodies will be done away from at this time. All those remaining on earth for the Millennium age will be in their spiritual bodies, as Paul taught in I Corinthians 15:50-53. So we see here that this verse has a double meaning.
I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." The kingdom of God is right here on earth, at the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"
This mystery is that at a certain point in time, all the souls in the flesh body, will be changed, and not see death. We shall shed these flesh bodies and continue for the thousand years in our spirit bodies, as the angels have. This will be the time of the Millennium when all souls that live on earth in that kingdom of Christ's will be here for teaching and discipline, and at the end of that thousand years will come a time of testing, and then judgment.
I Corinthians 15:52 "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 all be changed."
Paul is telling us that this change will come instantly, at the sounding of the last trump, the seventh trumpet. The dead here are not those that have died and passed on to be with the Lord, but the dead are all those souls in the flesh bodies. When a person dies, his or her soul goes immediately to be with the Lord, and the flesh body goes back to the dust of the earth.
Zechariah 14:12 also talks of this day, where people will be as wax, melting instantly. "And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."
Though this sounds gruesome, consider that there will be no more souls in flesh bodies, for this flesh world age will be over for good. Though many get their atomic bomb theory from this verse, there will be no atomic war, this is announcing the final woe that comes on the earth at the seventh trumpet. For the Christian that has held true to Christ, and waited for Jesus Christ and the seventh trump, it is a time of victory. However for most of the people living in our generation, they will be taken by Satan, the "instead of Christ" at the sixth trumpet. Those souls will have to wait until after the thousand year period, to the time of Judgment.
God is saying that when He returns it will be just like what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. If you want to see what happened there, just go to the dig over that location. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was as only God can destroy.
I Corinthians 15:53 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
There are no corruptible flesh people in Jesus Christ Millennium kingdom, you will be in your soul body, or you will not be here.
Jeremiah 49:19 "Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen name, that I may appoint over her? for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?"
The "he" spoken of here is referring to the false messiah, and this is saying that the false messiah will be like a lion that sits by the river Jordan waiting for a lamb to come down and get a drink of water. There will be no problem for the unexpectant lamb. Who is the "her" then that the false messiah will run away from? It is "Idumea", the Russian land. This verse has a two fold meaning.
I don't believe there is any person that desires to stand against God, and if they knew who our heavenly Father is, would ever consider it. But there is one that is of His creation that will, and he is Satan. There is one true king of Russia, and He is Jesus Christ, because He is the King of kings and Lord of lords of all countries, including Idumea.
There will come a time very shortly when there will be one to come and rule over Russia, and try to stand against the living God, and he is Satan. That time shall come in our generation, because it is written in God's Word, however the true King that shall stand before the Father, is Jesus Christ, who is Lord over all. This is why it is not necessary to worry about any force that comes against us, for if we are under the wing of the heavenly Father, we have power over them.
Jeremiah 49:20 "Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord that He hath taken against Edom; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely He shall make their habitations desolate with them."
Remember that earlier God had said that Russia, or Edom was void of council and wisdom. This then is a stand that God is taking against Esau which is Edom [the red nation]. In the phrase, "the least of the flock shall draw them out", is like a dog dragging a dead lamb out of a flock. God is passing the sentence on the Russian nation that will happen when Russia moves her armies against the house of Israel, who are the Christian Nations of today.
Jeremiah 49:21 "The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea."
You can eliminate "red sea", for it should read "reed sea". This is the same sea that is spoken of in Ezekiel 39:11, and it not in the middle east, but between Alaska and Russia, which is east of Russia. This water way in ancient times was know as the reed sea.
Jeremiah 49:22 "Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs."
This again is the false messiah, the king of Babylon of Revelation that will come flying up as an eagle. The Eagle always is a symbol for our heavenly Father, however here Satan is pretending to be God, as he spreads his power, or wings over the strong fortresses of Edom or Russia. Remember in II Thessalonians 2:3-5, it is Satan the son of perdition that will sit in the Temple in Jerusalem and claim to be God, that is the abomination spoken of by Daniel.
When God comes against Russia, she will be as "the heart of a woman in her pangs", which means that she will be completely unable to defend herself. A woman delivering in labor is completely helpless. That is how it will be with Russia.
Jeremiah 49:23 "Concerning Damascus. "Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet."
Damascus is today as it was in the time of Jeremiah, a great city of trade. And when you have trade anywhere, you find the people of Hamath, the Kenites. Those offspring of Cain, from the deceptive union between Eve and Satan, playing his role as the deceiver [serpent]. "Arpad" means a strong city, and there is much bad news coming their way, and this has made both of these cities very faint hearted.
Remember when Babylon comes to power in the final in the final days, these two cities of commerce and trade will be confused, because no one will buy their goods. That is how you hurt the Kenites, you don't buy their goods.
Jeremiah 49:24 "Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail."
The word "Damascus" means "tamed heifer", and it is referring to the cities that go with the flow, they follow what ever way is the easiest. This means that we are coming up to the time of a birth of a new age. The Millennium age is about to begin.
Jeremiah 49:25 "How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!"
How is it that this place is destroyed, is the statement made here.
Jeremiah 49:26 "Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of hosts."
Jeremiah 49:27 "And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad."
"Benhadad" means "the mighty" in the Hebrew tongue. When the strong holds fall it will be by the hand of God. This is refering to the Arab lands and peoples, and their strong holds are about to crumble. So now we are getting to the peoples of Kedar, the Arab nations.
Jeremiah 49:28 "Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the Lord; "Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east."
Kedar was the son of Ishmael, the first son of Abraham. The word means "dark skinned", and now we are addressing these Arabs that were tent dwellers until recent times.
The word "Hazor" means castle, but this castle is located near the Euphrates river, and the Persian gulf. It is important that you understand the location. This is what we call "oil country" today, and we don't need to consider twice what has happened between the people of tent tribesmen and the different kingdoms that are located in this area. We know that there has just been a war fought there, and another one could start soon. We are talking about Iraq here, and the nomadic people that are being killed.
This then is about a type of "the king of Babylon", which happens to be in the same area that Nebuchadnezzar was in thousands of years ago. Don't get this king of Babylon mixed up with the King of Babylon of Revelation, one is Saddam, and the other is Satan. Notice that it is the king of Babylon that is taking the personal things away from the men of Kedar, the tent dwellers. Friend. have you been watching the news of the middle east lately? This is right off the 6:00 P.M. news.
Jeremiah 49:29 "Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, `Fear is on every side.' "
Remember that until this century, the people of Kuwait were also tent dwellers, but the oil changed their life style. Treaties made between free world nations and these tent dwellers brought them out of their tents, and put them in modern buildings. When the war was over there was not much left in the country of Kuwait. Since then all the nomadic peoples of the region have been in the same condition. Friend, this verse is current event to us living today. It was done by the country known as "Old Babylon" [Iraq].
Jeremiah 49:30 "Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the Lord; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you."
"The inhabitants of Hazor" are all those persons living in the Persian Gulf. The Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon happened to be Saddam, king of Babylon has taken his war counsel against you. That purpose was to get them off the oil fields, and get the well pumping again.
Jeremiah 49:31 "Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation that dwelleth without care, saith the Lord, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone."
This is telling these people of Hazor to get up and get out of the area to the nations of the free world. In the free world there are no bars, nor gates nor even walls. To be specific, this is referring to America and Canada, for there are no walls in our nations. We need no walls and gates, because the people of America and Canada have laws to allow them to carry weapons to protect themselves. This is saying that the free world intervened and put a stop to what the king of Babylon was trying to do.
Jeremiah 49:32 "And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the Lord."
"Camels" are always vehicles of trade, and the booty was the goods they put in those vehicles as they hauled away the goods out of Kuwait, and else where. Much of that wealth was not in cattle but in oil. When the came in from the four wind, and all corners of the earth against Saddam, he blew up all the oil wells, including the pumping stations. The calamity of those flames were scattered all the way around the world, and it darkened the skies. These are signs marking the time of the end of this earth age.
Jeremiah 49:33 "And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation of ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it."
This is the ultimate, however there is still many areas that have mine field where no man can enter, except the jackals. There are too many mines that were placed and not recorded. There are many other parts that are not inhabited because it is desert.
Jeremiah 49:34 "The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,"
This is not concerning Elam, but "against Elam". The word has two meanings, the first is "eternity", and the second meaning is "hidden". When someone is hidden, it means that there is deception, and they are hiding behind something because of what they are doing. The Manuscripts indicate that Elam used here is "hidden".
When you understand who the hidden ones are, then you will understand why God is so much against them. These hidden ones are the Kenites, that have their little nation within the nations. This then is why God is against the Kenites, and what their future holds. The other prophecies were all written prior to Zedekiah's reign, so we know that this was written after the other prophecies.
Jeremiah 49:35 "Thus saith the Lord of hosts; `Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might."
Remember back in Jeremiah 25, where the leader of Elam that was along with his brethren, was a man named "Sheshach" and we discussed that there was an Acrostic in that name. This acrostic was the taking the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and move it to the rear, and the second letter becomes the second from the last and so on with all the Hebrew letters, it spelled "sh sh ch", which in the letters spelled B.B.L. the name of Babel, or Baal, and also identifies them with Satan.
Elam is the roots that the Kenites stem from, as they kept with the commands that God gave their father Cain, who was the son of Satan. See Strong's bible Hebrew dictionary, # 7014, and # 7017
Jeremiah 49:36 "And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come,"
In the latter days, these little outcasts shall be cast out of every nation upon the face of the earth. These people of Elam have hidden their identity from the nations that have been living in, and God will identify them and pull them out and bring that basket of bad figs back to Jerusalem. The pulling started with World war II, and has been a steady process since. With the establishment of the tiny nation of Israel protected by their founder, the United States and England, she has grown to a somewhat unstable nation, full of problems and conflicts.
These little vagabonds, as God called them in Genesis 4:12 are heading home to Jerusalem where their father Satan will reign over them very shortly. "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."
There is something far more important then that, for it is where they are hidden. The four winds are the four spirits, and they control the end of this earth age. The documentation for this is in Revelation 7:1-3. It was time for the end of the world age, when the angel of God said, "stop", don't allow the four winds to come that will end this earth age, until we have seal the servants of our God in their foreheads." Don't let the end of this age come until the Word of God is sealed in the minds of God's elect. As soon as that is completed and the sealing of the elect and the hundred and forty four thousand, these four winds and four angels of the four corners of the earth will begin.
This same Spirit that has to do with consummation of this earth age, and He is found in Revelation 7, and Daniel 7. Those spirits will drive all the Kenites exactly to where God wants them to be. When you see this coming to pass where every nation is moving to get rid of those Kenite bankers, industrialist, merchants, and traders that have taken advantage of them, we will be very close to the time of Christ's coming. They will move to be near where their father Satan is ruling over this world, and that location is in Jerusalem. That is why we are to keep our eye on Jerusalem.
Another place the four winds are mentioned is in Ezekiel 37, where Ezekiel is prophesying against the valley of dead dry bones, where the spirit of those winds, the Holy Spirit has breathed into them, and flesh came over their body, and they came alive [spiritually]. God pointed out in that chapter that the two houses, the house of Israel and the house of Judah, the Jews are separate, and will not become one until after the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 49:37 "For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even My fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:"
"Seek their life", should read, "seek their soul". The Kenites are the tares that Jesus spoke of in the Matthew 13 parable. They will not be gather and burned until after the Millennium age. If any of them select to serve the True Christ, then they are no longer a Kenite, but a son of God, because God is the Father of all. It is what they believe that marks them of God or of Cain, the first murderer, their father.
Matthew 13:41 "The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity:"
His kingdom is the Millennium age, and the gathering is at the end of that age, when they have heard the truth and have rejected Christ, knowing exactly who Jesus is. Then comes the separation and the destruction.
Jeremiah 49:38 "And I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king of the princes, saith the Lord."
God is saying that He is going to set his thrown in Elam, and it has a double meaning. Megiddo means the "gathering place of the crowd", and that crowd is where ever Satan and all his children are. We know that the center of that crowd will be gathered at "God's Holy Mountain", as recorded in II Thessalonians 2:4. That is where Satan will plant his tabernacle.
The other record of this is in Daniel 11:45 "And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him."
Naturally that is where God's throne is going to be. It is where it has always been and always will be. That is also why Satan wants to set up his throne there, and plant it on the tabernacles of his palace. That throne of God is also a throne of judgment, and his judgment is set for Elam. The importance of this verse in Jeremiah is that it documents the gathering place where Satan will set up his throne, and where the one world government rule will finally come from. It is the gathering place of the Kenites from all over the world, that have no allegiance to any land or border, but to their father Satan. And his palace will be established on God's glorious holy mountain in Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 49:39 "But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring against the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.' "
This shows us the love of our Heavenly Father. God is telling us exactly when we can expect this to come to pass. "It shall come to pass in the latter days." My Friend that is at the end of this earth age. When the end comes and our Lord Jesus Christ comes at the seventh trumpet, God will give even the Kenites the opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as the only true King.
We see from Revelation 3:10, 11 that even these Kenites will come to the feet of Jesus and worship Christ in the Millennium. Every knee will bow on the first day of the Millennium.
Revelation 3:10 "Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
Revelation 3:11 "Behold, I come Quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."
It is God's will that all come to repentance, however God isn't going to save anyone that will not repent. you can't put the horse before the cart. Repentance can only come from the heart or mind of the person doing the repenting. Our heavenly Father gives each of us that right to come before Him in repentance, but it must be as He has ordered in His Word, and that is in His Son's name, the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
Without repentance there is no forgiveness for sin, but God is longsuffering, He has a lot of patients with us as He waits for our repenting heart to come to Him. God is will to forgive you of any sin that you will face up to, but it is you that has to make the move. God made His move when He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of all those that will repent.
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