The Mystery About Babylon,
The Great Fall-part four
The Prophecy of the Great Fall
Babylon The Great Fall
The Prophecy of the Great Fall is something of a never ending study. There is endless scripture of Babylon’s horrific demise. Because of the swiftness of it’s destruction described in the scriptures, it is hard for me to imagine why there is such an argument to whether it was to the first Babylon or Babylon The Great. To be taken out in “one hour” as the Bible describes will most certainly be a nuclear destruction.
I do understand why any human being, would cringe at the thought of such a total annihilation of a country, and that it will happen in this day and age. But if you know the Word, and the truth in it, there is a great message in this, not a Dooms Day message, but a Message of hope, an anticipation for the The Day of the Lord, (for the tribulation to begin). Amen
Mesopotamia: Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar Palace
Ruins of the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC) at Babylon. This great King enlarged the city to six square miles, beautified it with magnificent buildings and fortified it with massive double walls that spanned both sides of the Euphrates River.
(from Bible Photos of the Holy Land)
Want I want you to see here is that you can still walk and talk in this city, it is not Uninhabitable, if we chose you could build a house and dwell right on top of Nebuchadnezzar’s Palace. So this would not have been the destruction described in Isaiah and Jeremiah, or Revelations concerning the second Babylon.
The Charge Against Babylon The Great
29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel. KJV
This call of nations and their allies against Babylon the Great, all that have an army, let none escape. Make a mental note here, once God’s turns His Fierce Anger against Her, none, nobody, not an animal will escape. God will bring judgment according to the sin against Her. Now read the next to the last line in that verse: for she hath been proud against the LORD, the Hebrew definition here is:
zuwd or (by permutation) ziyd–
to boil, to boil up, to seethe, to act proudly, to act presumptuously, to act rebelliously, to be presumptuous, to be arrogant, to be rebelliously proud
1) to act presumptuously
2) to deal arrogantly (with the Hebrew preposition `al’)
3) to defy proudly (with the Hebrew preposition `el’)
1) to boil, to seethe, to act proudly
2) to act presumptuously, to act insolently
Now what country is going to get the job done? Go to Jeremiah 50:3.
3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. KJV
Note: There is a lot of information here. First, remember who wrote the book and who He wrote it to. G-d wrote the book and he wrote to His chosen people. Remember this verse has been written since before Jesus our Savior or the Messiah had come.
Verse 3 starts: “For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her”,
First, North of where? All events that happen in the Bible, will revolve around Israel, Babylon The Great is not in Israel, so what does this mean? Well, this means the Nation that will come against Babylon The Great will be out OF the north OF Israel, and if you want to narrow down, north of Jerusalem, God’s Holy City. It will be Russia, (Assyria) and her allies, I will prove this now and later. First, you can draw a line straight North of Jerusalem, and right into the heart of Moscow. Look at your globe.
The rest of Verse 3: “which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast”.
Make a Mental note here: it shall be made desolate, and this desolation: shall remove (means no longer run to and fro). They shall depart, both Man and Beast, (we will get back to the last part of this scripture).
OT:8047 Desolate means in the Hebrew:
shammah –waste, horror, appalment
a) a waste (of land, city, etc.)
b) appalment, horror
OT:1980 they shall depart means in the Hebrew:
halak –to go, to walk, to come
1) to go, to walk, to come, to depart, to proceed, to move, to go away
2) to die, to live, manner of life (figurative)
A Revelation About the Assyrian let’s go to Micah 5:5
5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. KJV
There was a man by the name of H. A. Ironsides who was in charge at The Moody Bible Institute Of Chicago that said in 1914 that the Assyrian mentioned in Micah 5:5 is in fact Russia. Now note that he said this was before the fall of Russia’s Czar, this was before Russia was anything other than a rogue nation, by no means the highly under estimated powerful nation Russia is today.
Now we are going to stop right here and continue in the next lesson because of the length of this message.
This will be continued in the next lesson Part V
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My Prayer: May the Lord My God help you receive this difficult lesson. Glory to God Amen!