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THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS
"The Judgments of Zion [1-7]."
"The Confession of Zion [8-13]."
"The Appeal to Passers By."
When Lamentations was first written by Jeremiah, it was written as a poem in the Hebrew language, and it is very hard to understand when taken into the English. Lamentations even proves that it original writings were done in the Hebrew. There are five chapters to the book of Lamentations, which is comprised of five different parts. Four of the chapters have exactly twenty two (22) verses, and the third chapter has sixty six (66) verses. Within that third chapter is three parts where by each part contains twenty two verses, or three lines in the Hebrew language each.
For those that are familiar with the "acrostics of eleven", this book should be astounding to you. It is the "acrostics of the eleven" that takes us right up to the final season. Lamentations is the eulogy for the fall of Jerusalem, for Jerusalem is the place that we are to watch in these end times for it marks the beginning and events that deal with all things concerning the end times.
The "acrostics of the eleven", is from the eleventh chapter of Ezekiel, that talks of the city of Jerusalem, and it is discussed again in Ezekiel 22. Then in Ezekiel 33 God talked about not only how the city was and will be smitten, but that we are not to be dumb about how the city of Jerusalem will smitten the third time. Then in Ezekiel 44 God talks about the city of Jerusalem in the Millennium age.
So Lamentations is simply one long detailed poem, that has to do with the acrostics of eleven, of Ezekiel. In this book God lets the elect in the very last days know what shall happen in Jerusalem, and it is based upon that in the Hebrew. Remember, God told us to pray for Jerusalem, and this city will be God's place of living in the Millennium and eternal ages. It is where Jesus Christ will build his Millennium Temple. God made a covenant with Jerusalem, and Jerusalem is that point geographically that our heavenly Father chose as His place of habitation with man, and He lays out the conditions that will befall this city before His second coming to earth. When we watch that city and see those events coming to pass which He has prophecied on Jerusalem, and we would know that it was of God giving us the warning, and the seasons and times we are in.
This Lamentations was written to prepare us for the great book of Ezekiel that follows this writing. Sure the two books of Lamentations were written by two different writers, but the truths came for the same mouth, that of our Heavenly Father. God spoke it, and Jeremiah wrote it down.
The first eleven verses of this Lamentations 1 is written by Jeremiah, while the second eleven verses are spoken by the city herself. You must think of Jerusalem as a city or person speaking before you will understand this chapter. There is only one word that we can say to set the mood for this first chapter, and that is "How", and in the Hebrew Massorah text it reads "alas", or "O How!" In the Hebrew the word is "eykah", which is an exclamation of pain and grief, a wailing cry like that in the English of the jackal. "Eykah" is the word that this entire book is named from. In the English is is translated "Lamentation". When you listen to the sould of the jackal howeling in the night, that is the exact sound of this word "eykah" in the Hebrew tongue.
This cry of the jackal for the torment over the people was written at three different times in the Scriptures. It was spoken first by Moses in Deuteronomy 1:12, it was spoken by Isaiah in Isaiah 1:21, and here in Lamentations 1:1 by the prophet Jeremiah. It shows the sadness that was brought upon Israel, for the sins that she had committed. It is not written to the individual, but to the nation and the city speaking in response.
Lamentations 1:1 "How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary."
Alas, why does this city sit along, when it was full of people! Today you may think that the eyes of the world are upon Jerusalem in our generation, but in reality she is nothing. Why? Because Jerusalem doesn't have Christ. The Kenite Jews that control that city today, do not have Christ, nor will they allow their citizens to hear the words of Jesus Christ or His teachings be taught. If you don't have Christ, than you don't have God. Remember what Jesus spoke in Matthew 24:15; "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)"
Christ was speaking of this same time that Lamentations is talking about, and that time is being prepared for Satan to come and commit his abomination of declaring himself to be God. The city of Jerusalem is being prepared to receive Satan in the role of Antichrist, or "instead of Christ" by his Kenite children that call themselves of Judah, but are not. These are the times, and this is the reason that we are compelled to keep our eyes on Jerusalem. Jesus knew the events that would come in our day within Jerusalem.
Lamentations 1:2 "She weepeth sore in the night, in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies."
Every one of her allies that she had trusted in have sold her out. Even the true children of Judah and Benjamin that claim the city of Jerusalem are no longer there. They are not in the city, and that is why the city is alone. She is occupied by her enemies. The true residents of that city are expelled for the time that is coming.
Though the Kenites claim to be the "chosen people" of God, stop and think for a moment. Within this city of Jerusalem the name of Jesus the Messiah and His Words are not allowed to be spoken to the residents of either Jerusalem or Israel as a nation. They have cut off the very Son of God from Jerusalem, so how in the world could anyone say that they stand in any favor with YHVH God the Father? They deny His very Son Jesus the Christ. So if these Kenite Jews are preparing themselves and you for a messiah, than which messiah could it be? Is it the first messiah that comes as a fake at the sixth trumpet, or the True Messiah, Jesus Christ who comes at the seventh trumpet, and brings the end of this age of the flesh. Quite obviously it is not the True Christ Jesus Christ, for His name cannot be uttered amongst the citizens of Jerusalem, outside the travel market, where the whole thing has been commercialized.
Historically, every nation that Israel leaned upon sold them down the river, so to speak, and even in this final times God's enemies are selling the city of Jerusalem off, and dealing treacherously with her. The residence of the city of Jerusalem are becoming the enemies of God, as they prepare the city of Jerusalem for their father Satan.
Lamentations 1:3 "Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathern, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits."
"Between the straits" is the method used to trap animals, and that is the methods that they used to afflict God's people Judah. It is a idiom where by they chase an animal down a ravine with high walls on each side, and right into the trap, to be haulled away. Stop and look for a moment at the city of Jerusalem today, all the violance and bloodshed going on in her streets. There can be no peace without the Prince of peace, Jesus Christ.
Lamentations 1:4 "The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness."
Jerusalem is suppose to be full of joy, but yet look at her closely. Her ways or roads into this city of Zion are filled with weeping, shed blood, roadblocks and they are made desolate. Our Heavenly Father chose this city for Himself, and the virgins, His bride of Christ was to sing in the streets, but today there is nothing there but bitterness and strife. Jeremiah saw what was going to come upon the city, not only in His day, but in our day also. Sure Babylon and it's king Nebuchadnezzar took the city and hauled the residents away captive, but the Nebuchadnezzar of our day will be Satan himself. Jeremiah saw what our generation faced, and what would take place in Jerusalem now and he wept and lamented.
Jeremiah had the right to write this eulogy of Jerusalem when he understood what would take place there, but we also have the right to mourn over that eulogy when we see what is happening to Jerusalem today.
Lamentations 1:5 "Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into capivity before the enemy."
The very adversaries of God, the heads of the Kenites rule that city today, and Jerusalem's enemies, the Kenites prosper over that city. Have you traveled to that city lately and seen how comercial the entire city has become. Even down to the residence of the people within the city. God is going to afflict these Kenite enemies and adversaries for the many sins and afflictions that they have brought on Jerusalem, and God's people there. The Kenite rules sit there in Jerusalem today, just as they sat in the seats of the scribes and Pharisees, and they played the role of the priest that God had given over the the sons of Levi. They adopted themselves into Levi priestly role because Levi was long gone.
Ezra tells us of this absence of Levi in Ezra 8:15; "And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the People, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi." Now stop and think for a moment...if the purpose of returning to Jerusalem was to build the Temple and re-establish the priesthood, how in the world could this be done when these heathen and oriental Kenites had completely taken over the priesthood? There was not one of the "sons of Levi" in the entire wagon train of over forty three thousand people returning to Jerusalem. Who is going to do the duties of the Priests and scribes? Not only is there a problem with who the priests will be, but just what will they be teaching, and how can any of the sacrifices be made for anyone without a levitical priest?
We know that the answer is that the Kenites took over the duties of God's chosen, the Levites through Aaron. These Kenites taught something different than what Moses, Samuel and the rest of the prophets taught. They had taken over the duties of the scribes as we know from I Chronicles 2:55; "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [Jerusalem in its unclean state]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchatites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab." Then they change the records to hid their intergration into the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, or the House of Judah.
When you understand who the Kenites are, where they came from and that they are not of Israel but of the house of Rechab. They are the offspring of Cain which is the son born from the sexual union between Satan and Eve in the garden of Eden. When you understand who is sitting in the seat of Moses, then you will understand why they plotted to kill and murder Jesus. These are the same people who were leading the city of Jerusalem in Jesus day, as well as in our generation.
Jesus told us in Matthew 23:2: "Saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:"
Remember from I Chronicles 2:55 who the scribes were, and from Ezra 8:15 that the priests were also these Nethinim Kenites. "Nethinim" in the Hebrew tongue means "strangers", or "foreigners", and they were outsiders that came in and assumed the role of priests and leaders, and what they taught was against what Jesus taught and that is why the continually sought to kill and murder our Lord.
Matthew 23:3 "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not."
They don't do the works of Moses, because they have their own traditions that are opposed to the Word of God.
Matthew 23:4 "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers."
Lamentations 1:6 "And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer."
The "hart" is a male stag deer, and this refers back to that chased animal running down that ravine being chased for its life, and finding no pasture for food or rest. this goes back to verse three where the God's people were compared to the animal being chased between the straits". They lay their traps and run God's people right into the traps of these Kenite pursuers. There is no excape for those that are chased, and our Heavenly Father is telling us that there is no escape from this event that He is recording in this Scripture. God is declaring to you and I that it shall happen.
It will happen not because God is cruel but because of the transgressions of the daughters fo Zion that have departed from the ways of God. Our forefathers asked for everything that is coming, and it is going to happen. When God does anything it will be done completely as it is written.
Lamentations 1:7 "Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her People fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths."
These Kenites not only mocked at God's sabbaths but they placed their own sabbaths over that of our Heavenly Father's sabbaths. They created new religions, and false doctrines to take the place of What God said shall happen. The enemy slipped into the place of God's priests, and scribes and the enemy took over the duties in God's House. This is as it has been all these many years from the coming out of Babylon six centuries prior to the birth of Christ, to our time today. Is it any wonder that Jesus said, "When you see the abomination of desolation in Jerusalem and Judea, know that this generation shall not pass until all these things are accomplished."
Can you see the sadness that hangs over this beautiful place that is suppose to sing with joy, and be inhabited with the true children of Israel, but these Kenite reprobates don't even worship Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Lamentations 1:8 "Jerusalem hath grieviously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward."
Because Jerusalem has sinned this grievious sin, she is "unclean", that is what this "removed" is in the Hebrew. Gefore God took Jerusalem to wife, as His holy city, Jerusalem was unclean, she was filled with every sort of filth and sinful religious act that man could conceive. Her founders were the Jebusites, and heathen people that occupied the Jebus from before the time of Abraham around two thousand years before Christ. Jeremiah is reminding us that just as Jerusalem was under the Jebusites, she is returning to that same filthy condition. God spoke of Jerusalem's filthy state in Ezekiel 16:1-6
Ezekiel 16:1 "Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
This is our Heavenly Father speaking directly to Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 16:2 ""Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,"
The abominations that shall take place in the holy city of Jerusalem will take place at the coming of the Antichrist, when he declares himself to be God. Then from the city of Jerusalem, Satan in the rols of Antichrist or "instead of Christ" will sit over his religious beast, and rule the world. the Antichrist will have total power over all people except for the Elect of God. Jesus spoke of this time in Matthew 24:15 when he was referring to Daniel's prophecy of Daniel 9:27.
Daniel 9:27 "And he [Satan as the Antichrist] shall confirm the covenant with may of for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the comsummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."
The "covenant" is the complete authority that Satan will have over all the people of the earth, and we are told in Revelation 9:5, 10 that this seven years period has been shortened to five months for the elects sake. The "sacrifice and the oblation" that will cease, is what we call the "communion" or the "Table of the Lord". It will cease all over the world because the people will believe that Satan is Jesus Christ. They will think that Jesus is here on earth, and there is no need to take the communion. They will be deceived because their doctrines and traditions such as the rapture doctrine will prepare them to accept Satan in the place of our Lord Jesus Christ. Satan will rule from Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 16:3 "And say, 'Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; 'Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite."
When Jerusalem was first established as a city, it was a Jebusite city. It was a dirty rundown, heathen idol worshipping village of tents. God is calling attention to this filthy birth that Jerusalem had.
Thy father, refers to the builders of the original city, for it was a canaanite city, and the mother, the Hittites are in reference to heathen religious forms of their worship. Remember from Judges that it was the Canaanites that were the founders of Baal and Ashorath religious forms that our forefathers kept falling into from the time of the Judges all the way to the fall of both houses, Israel and Judah. These Canaanites are not of the seed of Abraham in any lineage or form, however, once the promise to Abraham was known, then Satan and his people moved in to occupy in advance, both the land and to make it their capital.
Ezekiel 16:4 "And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast your washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all."
The establishing of Jerusalem was a bloody, dirty mess. Jebus [Jerusalem] had no order in the beginning.
Ezekiel 16:5 "None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born."
The mind of the people of Jebus was very crude, and when one died their old bones were cast into the corner, and there was no respect for the dead. We are talking about a geographic location, and before the end of this chapter, God will make a covenant with this city. God's love and caring are far more sensitive to His people then to a geographic location.
Many times people think that their past is so filthy, and sinful that there is no way that god could ever forgive them. When God took Jerusalem as His favorite spot in the whole universe, it was the most filthy, heathenistic, and degrading spot on all the earth. Yet God selected it, and forgave the sins of that city. The Love that God has for His children is far greater, and more forgiving then for a piece of land; if any soul will in faith repent, and ask God for forgiveness in Jesus name, and then turn from their wicked ways. God's mercy will forgive any sin, and it is God that will turn you heart and mind around, if you are truly repentive.
Ezekiel 16:6 "And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, 'Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, 'Live.' "
God said, when I walked by you [Jerusalem], I saw you polluted. The life of any physical body is in the blood, and this reference to "the blood" of Jerusalem is saying that Jerusalem was founded by the shedding of much blood. Canannite cities were founded in the sacrifical blood ritual of human sacrifices, as discovered from the foundations of diggings of their ancient cities.
Then God said, when you [Jerusalem] matured into maturity, I threw my blanket over you, which means that I took you to wife. But here in these end times, God is saying she is an unclean [removed] woman.
Lamentations 1:9 "Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself."
In all her filthiness the city of Jerusalem, and the people of Jerusalem forgot how she use to be, and she has again sunk to great depths. "O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself." This is the city of Jerusalem about to speak for himself. Friend, the "comforter" is the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit has departed from Jerusalem, for they have banned any thought of Jesus Christ and His Spirit for the people there. Jerusalem today has not a comforter, for her leaders are not of God, but of their father the devil.
Lamentations 1:10 "The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant thigs: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom Thou didst command that they should not enter into Thy congregation."
"The adversary" today are the Kenites, and the evil spirits of Satan. They have spread themselves today into every corner of the earth through their one world governmental system, and they have even entered into the very sanctuary of God. Is there any wonder that we are not to pray for Jerusalem as she is, for she has turned into that abominable thing. The Kenites, and their thoughts and traditions have been allowed into the very congregation and sanctuaries of God, for God's people have closed their eyes to the truth, and would rather have these sons of Satan do their interpretation for them. Remember in II Thessalonians 2:3, 4 that Satan "the son of perdition" will sit in the temple and be worshipped as Jesus Christ.
II Thessalonians 2:3 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,"
Satan is the man of sin, He is the son of perdition. "Perdition" means "to destroy, eternal damnation". Satan is a created son of God that is called the destroyer and condemned to eternal damnation. This judgment will be carried out at the end of the Millennium age.
II Thessalonians 2:4 "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
Satan will be sitting in his temple on mount Zion in Jerusalem and delcare himself to be God. Do not pray for Jerusalem and lament for her. It is suppose to be a place of joy, but our sins have driven us from her. Jerusalem has been brought to this filthy state because of the blindness of our forefathers, and the weakness and ignorance of our people. Don't blame the location, for it is our people that are to be blamed for this condition.
Lamentations 1:11 "All her People sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O Lord, and consider; for I am become vile."
This is the conclusion of the first acrostic given, and it will be Jerusalem speaking in this verse.
Pay attention here to what this is talking about. The soul does not feed on meat and bread, but is fed by spiritual food from God's Word. Our people have given away their truth of God's Word, and they have let these heathen Kenites replace the truth with falsehoods. There is only one truth and that is the truth of God's holy Word, and when you replace that truth with traditions and fairy-tales, there is no hope, but only a vile ending. Now Jerusalem is going to answer for herself concerning these final days.
Lamentations 1:12 "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger."
This Word "behold" means to stop and take a very close look at Jerusalem. Take a very close look at the sins and sorrow that is going on there right now. Can you now understand what Jesus was saying when he walked back from the city, and gazed out over the city and wept.
Matthew 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how ofter would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!"
Can you see the love and concern that our Lord had for this place of Jerusalem and it's people? We are to pray for Jerusalem and our return to that location. It will not be until after the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 23:38 "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate."
Matthew 23:39 "For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, 'Blessed is He That cometh in the name of the Lord.' "
When the entire world sees our Lord Jesus Christ coming at the seventh trumpet, the reason that the entire world will believe and fall to their knees, is that we will not be in our physical bodies then. All mankind living on the face of the earth will understand, because God will place that understanding in their spiritual bodies that everyone will be living in. There is not going to be a rapture or flyaway by anyone in the flesh body, but a changing from one form of the flesh body, into our spiritual bodies that we will be in for the thousand year Millennium age of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Lamentations 1:13 "Form above hath He sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: He hath spread a net for my feet, He hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day."
Remember that this is a poem on Jerusalem, and it is the city, not a man talking here. To be made desolate means that the city and all those under the rule from this city will be starved for the bread and living water that comes from God and His Word. We are living in that day when the Word of God cannot be taught in the city of Jerusalem to its people. That day has come to Jerusalem, and it is spreading fast over the face of the earth. Amos spoke of this day in Amos 8:7, 11.
Amos 8:7 "The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works."
God has His set of books and every word spoken, and penny spent is recorded in them. You will be held accountable for what is written in those books. That is why it is comforting to know that by faith in Jesus Christ and our repentance to our Heavenly Father, our sins will be not only forgiven but blotted out. They will be wiped off the books of heaven. The time is coming though when you will either be sealed with God's seal, which is the Word of God, or you will have the devils mark in your forehead. The seal in the forehead or mind is what you believe to be true in your mind, for what you do and say is governed by what you have faith in and act upon.
Amos 8:8 "Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt."
God is telling us that the wealthy will have no chance of ever getting to heaven, unless they unload their packs, repent in Jesus name and come to Him. God is reminding us the dike is going to break loose, and like a flood covering the land, there deeds are going to overtake them. Egypt is representing a place of bondage, and the place of bondage in the time of the end is from Jerusalem. When Satan sits on his throne in Jerusalem, the flood of lies will cover the earth. It is flood time now, and the only immunity, or way of escape is within God's Word.
Revelation 12:15 "And the serpent [Satan in his role as the Antichrist or deceiver] cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood."
The flood that comes from Satan the serpent's mouth is a flood of lies and deceptions. It swollows up the entire earth because they will believe in what Satan tells them.
Revelation 12:16 "And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth."
Remember that we were told in Revelation 12:9; "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."
Amos 8:9 "And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:"
This is the same thing that happened once before, when Jesus Christ was crucified Matthew 27:45 "Now from the sixth hour (12 noon by our time) there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour." It happened then and it shall happen again at the seventh trumpet. Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 24:29, when He was giving us the seven signs that marked the end of this earth age.
Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not hive her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
This is after Satan has had his time to deceive the entire earth, and a time when many Christians were swept away by Satan's supernatural wonders, and lies.
Matthew 24:30 "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
This is the time when the people on earth will understand that they have worshipped Satan in ignorance, and mourn at their great loss, for they will see Jesus Christ coming in the clouds of heaven, which are the saits that will return with Him, and the Millennium kingdom will start.
Amos 8:10 "And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day."
"Baldness upon every head" is a time of shameful prayer. The "mourning for the only son" is a prayer for the wrong son, and their prayers in the trubulation time is to Satan whom they will worship in ignorance, because their traditions and doctrines have taught them to do so.
Remember what happened just three and one half days prior? It is recorded in Revelation 11, for the two witnesses were killed in the streets of Jerusalem, and their bodies were held in display in a large arena for the entire world to witness. Satan had killed these two witnesses and declared himself to be God. This is the Abomination by the desolator who is Satan. Let's review it for just a moment. These two witnesses were given the power to shut the heavens and cause the rain to stop, they have power to cause plagues to come on the earth, and to defy everything that Satan is trying to do to prove he is the true Christ. And then at the very end of this tribulation time, Satan the king that comes out of the bottomless pit of Revelation 9, kills these two witnesses.
Revelation 11:7 "And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendedth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them."
Revelation 11:8 "And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified."
We know the exact location where Jesus Christ was crucified, and it was in Jerusalem. The two witness will be observed world wide for the last three and one half days of this age of the flesh, before the seventh trump sound and Christ returns.
Revelation 11:9 "And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half days, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves."
Revelation 11:10 "And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth."
This is the rejoicing and feasting that takes place that Amos was talking about. It is like Christmas festival being extended into three and one half days.
Revelation 11:11 "And after three days and an half days the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them."
This marks the end, for immediately the final woes of this earth will come and the earth will be shaken off its evil roots. Christians will now understand that they have worshipped the wrong christ, and become one of Satan's whores.
Revelation 11:12 "And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, "Come up hither." And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them."
This is the only rapture that takes place, or fly-away, for as the people of the earth watch, a cloud of heavenly witnesses will accompany these two witnesses into heaven.
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"
The starvation and thirst is not for food and water but for the hearing of the Word of God. He is telling you here that it was all of the days, and where did it start, and who was the first? It started with Nebuchadnezzar, and his three sieges of Jerusalem. This is important in understanding the trinity that we will study in the third chapter of Lamentations.
Then came Titus in 70 A.D. after Christ was crucified, and the third desolation came in 1948 when the Kenites returned to establish their nations and claim this geographic area that is precious to our Lord. God is taken from the city, and we say this because if you do not have Christ, you cannot have God. You must have the One before you can have the Other.
I John 2:21 "I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth."
I John 2:22 "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
I John 2:23 "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also."
Don't read over this, for there is no way that the Kenite people of Jerusalem today can be of God when the deny the very Son of God, and forbid Jesus Christ the Son of God from being taught in the land. There is no other door to the Father than through Jesus Christ, and when you deny Christ, you deny the Father. The city of Jerusalem has been taken over, and the enemy of God is sitting at the head.
Lamentations 1:14 "The yoke of my transgressions is bound by His hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: He hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up."
Who delivered Jerusalem into the hands of the Kenites? The Lord did! Take joy and gladness at this fact for it was written in His Word, and God kept His Word and made this prophesy come to pass. If you are one of the elect, you can see each and every one of these events coming to pass in our day as a fulfillment of God keeping His Word. I am glad that I live in this time when all these things are coming to pass, for I know that just as these prophecies come true, God will protect men and keep his shield around me when the going gets a little rough.
This proves that God's Word is accurate and complete. The events come to pass exactly as He said it would through His prophets. He is God, and He controls all matters of people and nations as He sees fit. This does not cause sadness to come upon anyone. God allows this evil to come upon Jerusalem because the people are worthy of what is coming upon them. When folly comes upon anyone they brought it upon themselves.
Lamentations 1:15 "The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: He hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgins, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress."
It is important that we know that in the Hebrew, "He hath called an assembly" means that "this is a feast to the Lord." But what God is saying here is that the feasts of the Lord had been replaced by another feast, which is another religion. Today many Christians in ignorance even call those wicked ones that are hidden from the truth, that form this other religion, "the sons of God", or the "chosen ones". When in fact they are not of God, but of the devil. These people are the Kenites.
Lamentations 1:16 "For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed."
Now stop and think for a moment, consider Jerusalem; Is there a comforter in Jerusalem today? Who is it in Jerusalem that refuses to allow the people of Jerusalem to be taught the Word of God, and stops the truth of the salvation of Jesus Christ to be revealed on her streets. There is an imposter that fills the streets and houses in Jerusalem, and God's children are not there. The city of Jerusalem weeps and the comforter is not there. Of course we know that the ones that are there are the Kenites, the sons of Satan through Cain.
However there is good news for you, and that is why this book of Lamentations should be good news for us. Jesus Christ is going to return, just as His Word says that He will.
Lamentations 1:17 "Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a minstruous woman among them."
Mount Zion spreadeth for her hands, and Jacob as given here in the Hebrew tongue is the natural seed of Israel. It includes all twelve tribes of Israel. When all of the tribes scattered around the world, becomes part of the, Jerusalem and the religious filth that comes out of her [Jerusalem] is a an minstruous woman [religious system], an unclean thing.
The natural seed of Israel is no longer residing in Jerusalem, but is scattered throughout the world. Israel has become many nations as Jacob said his sons would become.
Lamentations 1:18 "The Lord is righteous; for I have rebelled against His commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity."
My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity of Jerusalem, and the time will come when they will know why all this has come upon them. They will come to know that God rebelled against them because they rebelled against His commandments. They will know that every thing that comes their way was well deserved. God desired to bring His people much happiness, but in their rebellion they turned against Me and joyfully went into Satan's captivity. This is starting to happen today, and will be completed when Satan arrives here on earth with the rest of his fallen angels. Remember that this is the city of Jerusalem speaking in a poem.
Lamentations 1:19 "I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls."
Pay attention here, we are not saying flesh bodies here, but we are saying souls. The flesh body will be gone, and it lives for a short time, but the soul is eternal. Jerusalem was suppose to be the city of peace, a city that leads the people of the earth with God's Word, but in turn it has fallen to a very low and sad state.
Lamentations 1:20 "Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death."
This distress has set in already, and it means that pestilence and famine has taken over. Remember what Amos said of this earlier, that the pestilence and famine in the end times was for the hearing of the Word of God. The famine is for soul food, for the truth of God's holy Word. There is absolutely no soul food from God, coming from Jerusalem.
Lamentations 1:21 "They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that Thou hast done it: Thou wilt bring the day that Thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me."
Remember that this is the city of Jerusalem speaking here. In the Hebrew, this time is talking about that great day of the Lord. That day is Jesus Christ "day of vengeance" that will come upon the entire earth. On that day, those Kenites that are now holding the reigns in Jerusalem, and using their one world governmental force will become the captives of the people they now hold captive. The roles will switch, and the Kenites shall become the servants.
The word "sigh" means "proclaimed", and God has proclaimed everthing that He shall do within Jerusalem through His Prophets.
Lamentations 1:22 "Let all their wickedness come before Thee; and do unto them, as Thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint."
This city is saying that it is down, it is weak from all the wickedness and transgressions that have taken place here. For all of the proclamations that have been made about this city of Jerusalem by God, and when those sighs come to pass in Jerusalem, The city is asking for your prayers for Jerusalem. According to Ezekiel 44, we shall take it over in the Millennium. We are not going to rule there, but Jesus Christ the Son of God will rule the earth from Jerusalem.
The chapter that we just completed has twenty two verses, and each verse starts with a letter from the Hebrew alphabet in the order that it stands in the alphabet. This was a beautiful poem and perfect in truth.
Home .~ Plough .~ Seeds .~ Vine .~ Potter .~ Seasons .~ Sonshine .~ Rain .~ Field