Jeremiah Chapter 51
"Babylon, Idolatry and Fall: Symbolic and Literal."
This Bible Study is written by Roger
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Jeremiah 51:1 "Thus saith the Lord; "Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against Me, and destroying wind;"
The "wind" here is a "ruach", and this wind is to raise a spirit up within someone to cause them to want to do something. This is not the "four winds" that bring about the end of this age.
There is also a "cryptogram" within this, it is the Hebrew word "Casdim" that exists in the Massoretic notes. Remember from Jeremiah 25:26, and the word "Sheshach" was cryptically changed to cover the meaning "Babel". Babylon was hidden within another word. God does this to hid the meanings from those that are not serious about His Word.
The term, "in the midst of them", what What God is calling attention to, in this cryptogram. Then when you work the cryptogram the word comes out to be "Casdim". "Casdim" are those in the midst of Babylon, or in a spiritual sense, those that are in the midst of confusion, in the futurist sense of the end times. This then is not only against the Chaldeans, but against or concerning those that are in the midst of that confusion. This is directed to a people that are within another people, and it is directed even to their hearts.
We are talking about the Kenites of course. They are the ones that bring about the confusion, and they are hidden within the other peoples that make up Babylon of the end time.
Jeremiah 51:2 "And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about."
Fanners are part of the thrashing process. Grain is beat on a material, and then the canvas is waved in the air, while the fans blow the chaff into the wind and separate it from the grain. What God is saying here is that He is going to bring some fanners in to get rid of the worthless stuff. The subject here is the people that are within Babylon, and God is going to bring in His fanners to get rid of those worthless people to Him.
Jeremiah 51:3 "Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against them that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host."
A "brigandine" is ones armor. In the original manuscripts, the word "against" is not there. God is saying that not only are the fighting men going to be destroyed, but every individual in that camp of Babylon, are going to be harvested. God is saying, Let no one defend her.
This in part looks to the future, because every living soul of Babylon was not destroyed historically at the fall of Babylon. This is all part of the preparation that God is giving to us, to make us ready for what we will see. Paul taught this in I Corinthians 10:11; "Now these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." Meaning; these prophecies and history all happened to let us know what to expect in this final generation.
Jeremiah 51:4 "Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets."
Every person on the face of this earth will fall into the Babylon of the book of Revelation, and all those that are not aware of the prophecies and signs within God's Word, will be taken by her. There is no escape, except to God's elect, and those that are sealed in their minds in advance of the Antichrist's coming. When you study and come to know the Word of God, it actually brings joy to your heart, because you then understand that our heavenly Father has complete control over all things, and people. You know that God does keep His Word, and His promises to He people. That strengthens your faith in God's Word.
Jeremiah 51:5 "For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the Lord of Hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel."
They may have forgotten God, but God has not forgotten either the House of Israel, the Christian nations, or the house of Judah [Jews]. This even looks forward to the time when the land of that tiny nation of Israel, has the Antichrist sitting on Mount Zion claiming to be God.
Jeremiah 51:6 "Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord's vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense."
"Babylon" in the Hebrew means "confusion". This is saying, "come out of confusion", and save your soul, and not your flesh body. It is you eternal soul that is at stake, and not your flesh body that will be lost by your participation in Confusion. If you come to the truth, then you will not be tied up in the forms of guilt that the world system will put on you. We know that this verse is identifying our generation for we are living in the final generation before the day of the Lord's vengeance.
Whatever you would deserve for a sin committed during the time of the Antichrist, that sin will be doubled, it will be rendered unto you a "recompense" [two fold]. This we get from Revelation 18:6 "Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double."
God allows the confusion to test His children, and it is not such a great mystery. God wrote each of us a letter, and we call it the Scriptures. Within that letter are all the answers to what ever problems we have. Within that letter also are the full instructions of your day, letting us know exactly what to expect as we enter this final time of testing. He has told us not only the events that we will see, but the times and order that those things will be in. What God expects of you and I is that we study that letter and not be deceived when this time of confusion surrounds us, in the form of a one world government, at first political, and finally, in a religious order.
The seal is broken to that letter when we read it and make that understanding part of our lives in this flesh body. God even gives you the details for living a healthy life, in His health laws. The confusion is broken down all around you, when you apply that Word to your life. God did not write confusion but a detailed plan for this flesh age. God allows confusion to those who resist His Word, for God is the author of peace.
Now God is going to compare Himself, to Satan, the king of Babylon, the king of confusion.
Jeremiah 51:7 "Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad."
The nations of the world today are in a stupor, drunk on the wine of Satan and his children, the Kenites. That stupor is the destroying spirit, the "destroying wind of the end times".
Jeremiah 51:8 "Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed."
The reason that we know that this is directed to our generation is the fact that the other Babylon of Jeremiah's day was not destroyed suddenly. It took three sieges over twelve years. However in the future sense we know that Babylon will fall in one moment. You can try to patch up that one world political system, but she will not survive. Don't become involved in the false spiritual system that will say that they come in the name of Christ, but they never give you the spiritual food to cause your spiritual soul to come out of confusion.
Jeremiah 51:9 "We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake he, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies."
This spiritual Babylon will never be healed, because there is no cure for her. The great apostasy that is coming upon the earth has blown itself wide open, and even reaches to the heavens. The false messages from her satellites sail into homes around the world, and it will bring a revival that will suck all nations into her web of confusion.
Though the entire world is taken in by their false messages and deception, in the end in the moment in the wink of an eye the entire world will see who they have been deceived by, and that is why every knee will bow to our Lord Jesus Christ upon His return on the first day of the Millennium. There is no cure, or "balm" that can save the confusion, the devil, or his system.
Jeremiah 51:10 "The Lord hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God."
Jesus Christ is our righteousness. When we stand before the Father, the only righteousness that we can present in our favor, is the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and the price that He paid with His shed blood. The very declaring of the work of Jesus Christ in Zion destroys confusion, because truth always ends confusion. When Jesus Christ returns, His appearance and the power and might that He brings will end all doubt of all souls living in the world, and show them that they have been worshipping a fake. Many today simply will not believe you when you tell them that they will be here during the time of Antichrist. However after they have ended their communion times, and been taken in marriage to the wrong christ, then when that seventh trumpet sounds and they see the true Christ, their shame will be great.
Jeremiah 51:11 "Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the Lord hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for His device is against Babylon, to destroy it; Because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of His temple."
God is telling us to sharpen the arrow points of His Word in our minds, for that will be our weapons during the war of confusion we will have in Babylon. God is going back to history to bring out a point. God's temple is His elect, and God will use His elect to execute His vengeance against the "Medes" which mean, the middle lands.
Jeremiah 51:12 "set up a standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the Lord hath both devised and done that which He spake against the inhabitants of Babylon."
God is telling Satan to put his best troops on the walls of confusion, and set out your watchmen. Prepare your system of the ambush of all the people, and against the Word of God. However when you [Satan] set up your traps, God has his standard that He will use to come against all the inhabitants that are part of the Babylon of the end times. The lies that Satan uses to deceive God children cannot stand but a short period of time, against the truth of our Heavenly Father's Word. In the time of Antichrist, God's elect, both men and women, sons and daughters, will speak as those men and women spoke on Pentecost day. The tongue that was spoken then was clearly understood by everyone in all the languages present from all over the world. Their was no confusion, nor need of an interpreter for when the Holy Spirit speaks. The Word that comes forth is in the very dialect of the person that tongue falls on.
Friend, Satan the Antichrist is going to come in our present generation, and it will be very shortly. You are going to face the decision of whether you will take part in the Antichrist's system, or be separate from it. That decision must be made prior to the coming, for at the coming of Satan, you will either be sealed or you will not be sealed.
Jeremiah 51:13 "O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of they covetousness."
"Waters" are symbolic of nations and peoples. This confusion will rest on the heads of many people. "The measure of they covetousness" are in reference to the hidden treasures and covetousness. Those covetousness are the hidden dynasties that are used to overcome the "waters", which is the peoples of the earth. There are four hidden dynasties that Babylon [Satan, and his Kenites] will use to control people, and they are Education, Economics, Politics and Religion.
The Education system has been under Satan's attack directly for the past seventy years, and we know today that much of the problems we see today comes from the fact that Biblical standards have been removed from the system. We call it progressive education in the school systems of America.
Economics are used by the Kenite systems through their control of the central banking systems, and their private control of tax collecting, and the regulating of interest rates. Usury has made our people bond slaves to their system, and depending on Satan's system of monetary help. Also within this dynasty of Economics are the tariff and trade agreements, where they can control the flow of goods, the type and number of jobs, and the salaries those jobs pay. That is how they are destroy our national borders, through their industry and commerce.
Political dynasty that is used today by the Kenites are in their control of not only our nation leaders and others around the world, but through their United Nations. All of the nations of the world have chartered with them. The system is a lie, and its hidden mission is the control of the minds of the people of the world through their many agencies, and the hidden laws that were created behind closed doors. You are under that system, and you have for the past fifty years.
The last is the Religious dynasty which has been moving in our the Christian churches, and is undermining all that the Word of God stands for. This system is the most dangerous of all the others, for the final battle that will take place is the spiritual battle within the minds of men and women, boys and girls. The hireling behind the pulpits in the Christian churches are creating a mindset that will cause their Christian flocks into receiving the first messiah to come. Most Christians today are looking for this false messiah to carry them away, and prevent their facing the calamity that God's Holy Word says we will face. Much of what is done in and to the churches comes from the National and World Council of Churches, and arm of the United Nations.
Jeremiah 51:14 "The Lord of hosts hath sworm by Himself, saying, "Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee."
Get this in your mind real good, for the Lord has sworn this by Himself, and it is absolute. If you believe in God, then you can count on this happening exactly as stated here. "Caterpillers" stated here are "Locust". The locust are coming and it shall happen. God is saying that He is bringing something against you that is going to destroy you. These locust are the fallen angels of Joel, Jude and Revelation.
Jeremiah 51:15 "He hath made the earth by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by His understanding."
God created the "erets" [Hebrew] the "earth", and the only thing that Satan will bring as the Antichrist is confusion. The choice is yours to what you will believe. The earth belongs to God and His children. God is telling you that it is by His knowledge and skill that the World and all the wisdom that are in it exist.
Remember old Job, from the Book of Job? We read in the first thirty eight chapters of Job listening to the stupid nonsense of men, and then God finally tells Job to stand to his feet like a man, and listen to Him. Job listen to his three old buddies about the causes for the trouble that Job was in, but Job never lost his faith in God. Job's problem came from the fact that he was too stupid to listen only to God, but allowed himself to be sidetracked by these friends of his. Though these three were rich and wise in the ways of the world, the point is that the wisdom of the world will not help you, and is confusion within itself. The reason we are to understand it, is so we beat it and not be drawn into it.
Then in Job 38 God commanded Job to get to his feet, gird himself up, and answer Him why he ever started to listen to all their confusion. God let it be known that He was there before the foundations of the world were laid, and it was He that set the stars in the heaven, and where all wisdom comes from Him. After God spoke, Job stood up and said, I will never speak another word without seeking your wisdom.
All wisdom comes from God, and if you want blessings you will go to the one that gives all blessings. If you want wisdom, then you go where wisdom is, and if you want knowledge then you will go to His Word, and learn how to defeat Satan. Satan is the one that is coming to conquer the minds of the world. God's Word teaches us how to be successful in the world, and gain the blessings, wisdom and knowledge necessary for our times.
Jeremiah 51:16 "When He uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures."
When God speaks the waters, or peoples in the heavens listen, and His Spirit is what watereth our minds here on earth. The "lightnings" are what brings the nitrogen to the ground that causes things to grow, but in a spiritual sense, His Spirit brings the truth of the wisdom of God into your mind, soul and heart to give us spiritual growth.
The "wind" that is brought forth out of His treasures is the wind that will destroy the winds of the north, which is the wind of confusion. When we compare what the Spirit of God can bring to what Job's friends and those like them bring, we see they are nothing but a bunch of hot air. Those hirlings that take feed only one verse at a time, and mix it with a nothing but hot air, are bringing nothing but confusion.
This then is what you can expect from man, and his wisdom [confusion].
Jeremiah 51:17 "Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, are the forces or powers to come up against the locust rough army." In other words, God will be that consuming fire of truth, through His people."
Jeremiah 51:18 "They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish."
Jeremiah 51:19 "The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name."
Jeremiah 51:20 "Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;"
Jeremiah 51:21 "And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;"
Jeremiah 51:22 "With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;"
Jeremiah 51:23 "I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers."
Jeremiah 51:24 "And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD."
Jeremiah 51:25 Behold, "I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain."
Jeremiah 51:26 "And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD."
Jeremiah 51:27 "Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers."
Jeremiah 51:28 "Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion."
This of course is exactly as happened historically, and in prophecy we know what that middle land [Medes] is . It is the elect, and all those sealed in their mind, as they do God's Word.
Jeremiah 51:29 "And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation with out an inhabitant."
This should cause you to see that this prophecy by Jeremiah is aimed directly to our generation, because this has not happened yet in a historical event. "Babylon is a state of confusion", and when that state is without an inhabitant, it means that their is no confusion. This event shall not happen until the day that the True Christ Jesus Christ comes to earth, and ends Satan's rule, which shall come about very shortly. At that moment every eye that sees Him shall know exactly who Jesus is, and bow the knees to Him. There will be no deceiving and confusion over who our God is, through His Son.
Jeremiah 51:30 "The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken."
The mighty men of Babylon have ceased to fight. The word "mighty " in the in the Hebrew is "Geber", which means giants. Make a mental note of this, for it is Satan and his angels that are the Nephilim, or the fathers of the Geber will be cast out on this earth to start the one world religious system. Then Satan will rule over as the Antichrist. They are part of that "locust army" that will sting all mankind as the sting of a scorpion, as recorded in Revelation 9:5. "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man."
So understand why the word "Geber" has a special meaning here. These fallen angels shall become as women themselves and take advantage of women. Their "bars" are their "locks" of their hair. Jesus also told us of this in Revelation 9:8, "And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions." They became gentle as women, yet what came from their mouth will rip like the teeth of a mighty lion. Though they seem overwhelming at first, we know that this is spiritual, and what they are after is your soul. God has given them power, but God has also set limits on them, that "they touch and harm not those with the seal of God in their forehead." Revelation 9:4.
These fallen angel will never fight because before the could seven thousand of them shall die in the streets of Jerusalem. This will make the end of their existence forever. This shall happen the moment that life comes into the dead bodies of the two witness and they stand to their feet, and instantly Christ returns to earth to mark the end of this earth age of the flesh. Those seven thousand that die are the fallen angels spoken of in Jude 4.
Jude 4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."
These men that crept in are called the "Geber", the same "mighty men" that Jeremiah is warning us about. They are the "Nephilim" which come from the Hebrew word for "fallen", they are the fallen angels.
They come to earth with Satan, when he is cast out of heaven. Revelation 12:7-9. "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
At the return of Jesus Christ those fallen angels will die at that time, and be destroyed for ever. They will not make it to the judgment seat of the Heavenly Father, but will he held until them for destruction.
Jeremiah 51:31 "One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end."
This is saying that at the time of Christ return, one messenger will run to meet a runner from the other end of the city to tell Satan, who is the king of Babylon of the book of Revelation, that his city has been taken at each end by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 51:32 "And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted."
It is interesting to see the method that Cyrus used to enter into the city of Babylon. Cyrus stopped the flow of water to the city and entered in by the water fords. The "reeds" as used in the Hebrew text is "Agam", or "water marshes" which is the place that reeds grow.
Jeremiah 51:33 "For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come."
Your first though is why the daughters of Babylon are compared to threshing floor? You thresh grain to receive the fruit that is in the harvested grain. The purpose of threshing is it salvage the part that is good, and useful. So the point that God is giving here, is that even within Babylon itself, there is some good. The threshing must come here, for the good that is taken from the threshing floor, are those that were taken by Antichrist in ignorance, and shall be taught in the Millennium age. Those are the dear Christians that loved the Lord, and listened to their hireling pastors who led them into Satan the Antichrist camp.
We are told in Amos 9:9 "For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth." This is what Jeremiah is talking about here. When Jesus Christ comes to earth at His second advent, God will sift all peoples of the earth and not one of those souls of any nation that have claimed the name of Christ, yet were deceived by their pastors and family, will be lost on the threshing floor.
Friend, that is what the Millennium age is for. It is one thousand years of strict teaching and discipline for those that were blinded to the truth in this flesh age, and for many of them it is for their own good. To prevent them from making the unpardonable sin. All of the grain, or souls will be sifted and each kernel of the good grain kept. This is God way of saying that those souls will get a thumping before the final judgment, and then their salvation will be by their works only.
Revelation 20:12 tells us of this separation on judgment day. "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 were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works."
Remember that all flesh that lived on earth at the time of the return of Christ were either sealed or not sealed. Those that were sealed knew who Satan was in the role of Antichrist and did not become part of his system. All other souls on earth in their flesh bodies that were not sealed, God gave them over to Satan, and they became part of the Babylon system of the Antichrist. That includes Christians that were deep into their traditions and false doctrines which led them to Antichrist. So those that are "dead" in this verse are those that became part of Antichrist's system, and will be taught in the Millennium age, and then judged by their works only.
Those that were sealed and knew the truth of God's entire plan, and did not become part of the One World System of Antichrist are not judged at all. Only their names are recorded in the Lamb's "book of Life", and to them goes their eternal rewards immediately upon the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb that taketh away the sins of the Word, for those that repent and believe on His name.
Jeremiah then is telling us that Jesus Christ knows the intent of each person's heart, and no matter where they are in this world, He know those that are good, and teachable, and those that are not. The threshing process comes by sticking the grain in a bag and beating it hard with a stick until the separation takes place, then sifting it through the sieve. That time of beating and sifting is what the Millennium age is all about and the good will come from it.
Jeremiah 51:34 "Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out."
In the original text of the Massorah, in as much as it is God that is speaking, this is in response to the people, that are the good grain that are going to be tested in the Millennium. So "me" should be translated "us".
The king of Babylon of the end times will bring such deception into the world, because he will claim to the the "chief cornerstone" who is Jesus Christ. Satan will come as a supernatural being, yet he is only a man that God has given certain powers. His miracles will be so great that Jesus warned us in Mark 13, if it were possible, he would even deceive the very elect.
If you are not aware of the act and wonders that Satan will perform in the role of the Antichrist, you will be deceived.
Jeremiah 51:35 "The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon," shall the inhabitant of Zion say; "and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea," shall Jerusalem say."
Remember from the prior verse, "me" should read "us", for it is talking about those that were deceived by the Antichrist.
Jeremiah 51:36 "Therefore thus saith the Lord, "Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry." "
God, using His elect will defeat and completely destroy all confusion that Satan brings on the earth.
Jeremiah 51:37 "And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant."
We know that this is in the future sense. Satan will not have the opportunity to use any of the miracles that he is going to use in this flesh age, at the end of the Millennium age. He will be released from the pit for a short season, by his cadre of fallen angels with not be there to help him, and many of his children, the Kenites will become the sons of the living God during the Millennium age.
Revelation 20:2, 3 "And He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,"  "And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a short season." 
Jeremiah 51:38 "They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions whelps."
Jeremiah 51:39 "In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord."
This is in reference to those that cannot be harvested from the threshing-room floor during the Millennium age. The "feasts" are their "wine", and the "heat" spoken of here is the heat of wine which is drunkenness, that is part of their confusion. God is going to destroy these souls out of the remembrance of the minds of their loved ones, and it will be as if they had never existed.
Friend, after the Millennium age, and the great white throne judgment, God Word here is saying that those souls that do not pass the judgment by their works done in the Millennium age, will be so destroyed that even the thought of them will be gone forever. It is at this time that God will strike every memory of their existence from every one that knew that soul.
Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."
Revelation 21:2 "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."
Revelation 21:3 "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God."
Revelation 21:4 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
Hell fire will take place right here on earth, after the judgment, yet prior to the coming of the New Jerusalem. What kind of paradise would it be if a husband watched his wife roasting in hell fire, as a mother watching her children burning continually in the flames of hell. No, the fire will consume all to ashes forever, and they will be gone, and even the memory of them. This is what Jeremiah is relating to us.
Jeremiah 51:40 "I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats."
This means that it doesn't make any difference to where you stand in the community, whether you call yourself a leader, or one of the least, all that are of that system of Babylon or confusion will be as the same, when they are brought down.
Jeremiah 51:41 "How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
Do you understand the magnitude of this, the entire earth will be brought down at once. Remember "Sheshach" from Jeremiah 25:26? It was the cryptogram in the original Hebrew Massorah text for identifying Babylon. It spelt B.B.L., the Hebrew word for Babel". This is what the people of the earth will say in astonishment; "How has Babylon fallen?" This is a Massoretic note, attached to the Major Massorah, in the original manuscripts to be understood by the Hebrew scholar. It is not carried over into any major translation of today, except that of the Companion Bible, or a copy of the Massorah itself. Only the Companion Bible has the accurate notes carried over from the original Massorah. This is the only way that the English reader can obtain the notes of the original Massorah with understanding.
The elect of God knows for certainty that God has done this, and they know and expected it to happen. They knew the signs, right to the day and hour that the end was due, from Revelation 11:9, when Satan slew the two witnesses of God, and kept their bodies in review for those three and one half days. At the close of those 84 hours, life came into those two bodies, and Jesus Christ returned immediately. God is going to use some of us to break into pieces the one world system that is now forming, but it will only be done with the truth of God's Word.
Revelation 11:9 "And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves."
Jeremiah 51:42 "The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof."
God is using the object lesson of people being tied far out during the low tides, and when the waves of the tide roll in and up on the shore line, those tied out on the flats will have the waters completely covering their heads. It will kill them, and in a spiritual sense, this is what is going to happen to them that are fooling around in the sea of Babylon, or confusion, eventually the tide of that system will destroy them.
Jeremiah 51:43 "Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby."
The time is coming very shortly when all confusion will be destroyed, whoever it will come only after the Satan has been cast out of heaven, and has his reign on earth as the "instead of Christ". The city of Babylon of our time is the woman harlot of Revelation 17.
Revelation 17:17 "And God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled."
What is written in God's Word must be fulfilled before this end is to come.
Revelation 17:18 "And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."
Jeremiah is telling us of this time when the woman, or religious order that covers the earth and has Satan ruling over it, will be destroyed. The cities are all the cities of the earth, for Satan will rule over all of them. Remember the confusion of Babylon is over God's Word. The world is blind to it.
Jeremiah 51:44 "And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall."
"Bel in Babylon" is the king of Babylon, it is Satan. The thing that is swallowed up by Satan is his lies and deception, that shall not flow out over the world any more. Why? Christ will have returned, and the entire world will know Satan as the man, and deceiver that he was. The New Word Order will be over for good, and there will be a new wall, which is our wall Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 51:45 "My People, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord."
Our Heavenly Father is telling us to get out of the confusion that is covering the earth, and the only way to do this is as we are doing now, studying God's Word.
Jeremiah 51:46 "And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler."
"Heart" as used here is your "mind". Let not your mind faint from the knowledge of the rumors that are running wild in the land. in most cases rumors are false, and misleading. We are going to hear this false rumor for several years of a peace, and after the world starts to rely on the rumor, we will see an outbreak of violence when it is understood that the rumor is a lie. The violence that will come is the appearance of the dragon, who is Satan. This is what Zechariah was talking about in Zechariah 8:22-23.
Zechariah 8:22 "Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and pray before the Lord."
Zechariah 8:23 "Ths saith the Lord of hosts; `In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, 'We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.' ' "
In the last days when that one world system comes along, ten men out of the nations of the earth that Satan's mouth has entrapped by deception, will take hold of the skirt of he that says he is a Jew. This is where brother Judah gets a bum rap by those who have no idea who the Kenites are. Those ten will say, let us go with you, for we have heard that you have God with you. It isn't Judah that leads the ten rulers to Satan, but as we read in Revelation 2:9, and 3:9, "...those that say they are Jews, but lie and are of the synagogue of Satan." These so-called Jews are the householders of Bel, who is Satan himself. It is the Kenites that will lead the entire world to their real father Satan the Antichrist.
Jeremiah 51:47 "Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her."
How many people do you know that actually know and understand the plan of God without confusion? The numbers are growing smaller by the day, and the confusion of taking over through their traditions and false doctrines. The day is coming very shortly that the graven images of Babylon will be the only thing taught, and the whole earth will fall to her. All except the very few that do have the seal of God in their minds. The world will become spiritually dead because of the lies they have listen, and believed.
Jeremiah 51:48 "Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the Lord."
These "spoilers" are bruisers that are called "the ships of Chittim" in Daniel 11:29-30.
Daniel 11:29 "At the a time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter."
Daniel 11:30 "For the ships of chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant."
God has His elect that He has set aside for the appointed time, and at that time God will use those that have the knowledge to break in pieces the system that lies in confusion.
Jeremiah 51:49 "As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth."
God is promising that at the appointed time Babylon will fall.
Jeremiah 51:50 "Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind."
Friend, if you have the knowledge of God's Word in your mind, why would you ever fool around where you know false doctrines and church playing is going on? God has told you what is to happen in Jerusalem, that that is where Satan will reign from. We are to always watch Jerusalem, for that is the key to the signs of our times. It is the focal point of all prophecy for these end times.
God is also saying, though you may have been confused, though you have escaped the mouth of Satan, look back to the roots of My prophecies for Jerusalem, and it will guide you to the time and hour you are in. Pray to the Father for knowledge to understand those prophecies.
Jeremiah 51:51 "We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lord's house."
Look to Jerusalem, and what does it say in II Thessalonians 2:3 that will come into God's sanctuary in Jerusalem? Satan the son of perdition, the man of sin will sit there and call himself God, before Jesus Christ will come to earth. The strangers that are there are Satan, and many of the fallen angels, as well as Satan's children, the Kenites. There is only one "son of perdition", and he will claim to be God while you are still in your flesh body. Pinch yourself, and if you are still a flesh person, that one claiming to be God is a fake.
When Christ returns at the seventh trump, Paul tells us in I Corinthians 15:50-52 that we shall all be changed in the wink of an eye, into our incorruptible spiritual bodies. So who ever you see making any statement of deity is a fake.
Jeremiah 51:52 "Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan."
How would you feel if you committed your entire being to the service of one that claimed to save souls and heal the sick, and do many wonderful things in your sight, and then one day you woke up to find out that he was the devil. That is how it shall be on the day that our Lord comes to do His judgment on those graven images of the false Christ.
Jeremiah 51:53 "Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from Me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the Lord."
This word "spoilers" as it is used here, in the Hebrew tongue it means "impregnable". This is why Jesus would say in Matthew 24:19 "And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!" Woe to them that are impregnated with the mark of the beast. The impregnation is in their mind. These spoilers that come from God, are impregnable because God can not touch them, because they are God's elect.
Those spoilers will be delivered up before the synagogue of Satan, and they will give account to the world there. Mark 13:11 "But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit."
This is also taking us back to Genesis 11:4-9 when the men of the earth were trying to build a tower of bricks and slime to reach into heaven and to God. This was a time right after the flood of Noah's day, and man was trying to work out his own salvation. All men were of one language, and their action here made God very angry. God scattered those people by confusing their language, thus we read in Genesis 11:9 "Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
Jeremiah 51:54 "A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:"
Jeremiah 51:55 "Because the Lord hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:"
Jeremiah 51:56 "Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the Lord God of recompenses shall surely requite."
Remember that the entire world will be under the one world system, including Russia and all her allies, as well as Israel and Judah. When the protection is given and Russia is and her allies are destroyed, it will be God that does the destroying, and not the elect. The elect will bring about the revealing of the truth, but God will bring about the final destruction that we read about in Ezekiel 38, and 39.
Ezekiel 39:1 "Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, `Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Mechech and Tubal:"
Ezekiel 39:2 "And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:" The Mountains of Israel are where ever the Christian nations of the world are today.
Ezekiel 39:3 "And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand."
Jeremiah 51:57 "And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, Whose name is the Lord of hosts."
Remember what we discussed earlier in this chapter about the seven thousand fallen angels that would die in the streets of Jerusalem when Jesus appeared? They were from the Nephilim that will take an active part in the leadership of Satan's religious one world system, and God is stating here that at this time they will sleep a perpetual sleep. This is another way of saying that they will be destroy at this time of Christ return.
Jeremiah 51:58 "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; "The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary."
Hebrews 12:29 "For our God is a consuming fire." It will be the consuming fire of God that brings down all the broad walls of Satan's system that completely cover the earth. Friend, what ever works you have done to promote that system will be burned, right along with all the idols and other filth that represent that one world system. Many Christians have given their life to the ministry, and have done many wonderful righteous acts to the Lord, but when they have bowed to Satan, they have thrown those works to Satan's feet. Those acts will be burned right with the high gates, and altars that were built to Satan.
Friend, it will be your works in the Millennium age that will earn you your salvation, for grace that we have in the flesh will not be offered in the Millennium. This is because our Lord Jesus Christ will be with us, and all souls will be in their incorruptible bodies, where their will be full understanding. Faith is of this flesh age of testing, where we believe in Jesus Christ and act on our beliefs. That action on our beliefs, focused on the cross of Christ is what gives us our faith.
Jeremiah 51:59 "The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was a quit prince."
God names people for a purpose, and this loses somewhat in the translation. "Seraiah" in the Hebrew tongue, means "God has prevailed". "Neriah" means the "lamp of God", and "Maaseiah" is the "Work of God". "Zedekiah" is the "justice of God".
Now read the verse again and see how the entire verse points to Jesus Christ. There is only one quiet prince that is going to bring peace to the world, and He is Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 51:60 "So Jeremiah wrote in the book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon."
My friend, we are completing that book that Jeremiah wrote concerning Babylon, it is the Book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 51:61 "And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see and shalt read all these world;"
The reason you should read all the words of Jeremiah, is that it dispels all the confusion that is coming on the earth in our generation. If you are of the elect, or are one to sealed in your mind, it is what should be placed in your mind for the times that you will be living in.
Jeremiah 51:62 "Then shalt thou say, `O Lord, Thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.'"
When you read these scriptures for yourself, you won't have to ask your neighbor to straighten out the confusion that is gripping the world today.
Jeremiah 51:63 "And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:"
The word "Euphrates" in the Hebrew means "the good and abounding river". The stone that we are to bind this book to, is the one "chief corner stone", that is Jesus Christ. We are to affix this book of Jeremiah to the New Testament, and all the words of Christ from Matthew to Revelation, and bind it to your mind. Make it part of the seal that is in your mind at the coming of Satan, who is the Antichrist.
When you throw it into that good and everlasting river, which is the Holy Spirit, it will dispel any form of confusion that will enter your mind. The Spirit of God will reveal it to you.
Remember also that there is another stone that to the ignorant will look exactly like the chief corner stone, only that one will be a fake. Don't tie your mind and thinking to the wrong stone for it will sink you into the wrong river, that of Babylon and confusion.
Jeremiah 51:64 "And thou shalt say, `Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary.' "Thus far are the words of Jeremiah."
Jeremiah wrote this book to keep you from sinking in the water of Babylon. This book has alerted us of all the evils that came upon the Babylon of old, and they are a type of what we shall expect to see today. Those that take the time to place it in their minds are in a position of understanding the events that are taking place in our generation, and will not be shaken when we see them come to pass. Those things will happen because they are all part of God's plan for not only this earth age, but for all times.
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