Friday, September 18 2015
Jeremiah 25: The Conquering Of The Conquerors Prophecy
"And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations"
The LORD (see The Identity Of The LORD God and The LORD God Our Saviour) brought about the fall of the Kingdom of Judah (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Kingdom Of Judah) to the Babylonian Empire because Judah (i.e. Judah, Benjamin and Levi; see Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings) had become arrogantly and defiantly corrupt in their behavior to the LORD. Babylon was then taking its turn as the "superpower" of the world, so it was a natural and logical choice for them to be the agents of the LORD's wrath.
The prophecy of the fall of Judah to Babylon however included a prophecy of Babylon's own subsequent fall because Babylon was what Judah had become. Keep in mind that Babylon was the later name for Eden - where sinless humanity was created, but fell into confusion (see How Did Eden Become Babylon? and The Cure For Confusion). Babylon was the place that righteous Abraham was called out of to become the keystone ancestor of a Messianic line that would restore Eden to everywhere (see A Biography Of Abraham: From Ur To Canaan).
So it was then that Babylon's own fall, to a specific prophesied king of Persia (see the Fact Finder question below), who would restore the Messianic line to Judah after seventy years, was declared. It wasn't just the Kingdom of Judah who were doomed because of their corruption - the "Babylon" that did it was doomed too. They had made themselves into a disposable tool.
"25:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon;
25:2 The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,
25:3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.
25:4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
25:5 They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:
25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.
25:7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.
25:8 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words,
25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
25:10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
25:11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
25:12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.
25:13 And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.
25:14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
25:15 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.
25:16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.
25:17 Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:
25:18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;
25:19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
25:20 And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
25:21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,
25:22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea,
25:23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,
25:24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert,
25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,
25:26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
25:27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
25:29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.
25:30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them,
The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
25:31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.
25:32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
25:33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
25:35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
25:36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture.
25:37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
25:38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger." (Jeremiah 25:1-38 KJV)
Fact Finder: Who was specifically prophesied to bring out the fulfillment of the fall of Babylon prophecy?
See The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia and The Prophet Daniel: The Hand Writing On The Wall
This Day In History, September 18
14: Tiberius was confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate (see also The Politics Of Rome) after the death of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars). Augustus was Caesar at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-7; see also Does Rome Have Christ's Birth Certificate?). Tiberius was Caesar at the time of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ (Luke 3:1-4; see also Whatever Happened To Those Romans?).
96: The accession of Nerva, the 12th Roman emperor (reigned 96-98 AD). He succeeded Domitian who was assassinated (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: Aelia Capitolina).
324: Constantine defeated Licinius at Chrysopolis, making Constantine the sole emperor of the Roman empire (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1180: Philip Augustus became king of France.
1502: Christopher Columbus landed at Costa Rica on his fourth and last voyage to the "New World" (see the map of the four voyages of Christopher Columbus in the study Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
In reality, the voyages of Columbus were all actually to and around the islands of the Caribbean Sea (e.g. Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola) and central America, from Panama to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Contrary to the "hijacked history" of popular myth and propaganda, Columbus never landed in what is today the area of America known as the United States of America - it's not the part of "America" that Columbus "discovered." America actually has 35 nations and 1 billion people - all of whom are Americans.
1635: Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria declared war on France (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1759: The French formally surrendered Quebec to the British.
1810: Chile declared its independence from Spain.
1819: Jean-Bernard Foucault was born. In 1851 the French physicist demonstrated, using a pendulum named after him, that the earth does indeed rotate on its axis. Readers of the Holy Bible were far ahead of "scientists" in that knowledge (see No 'Flat Earth' In The Bible; also Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula and Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists).
1830: Near Baltimore, a 9-mile race was held between the newly-invented railway locomotive and a rider on a horse. The horse won.
1906: A typhoon, along with a tsunami, killed an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.
1924: The Moffatt Translation of the Bible was published by Bible scholar James Moffatt.
1934: The U.S.S.R. was admitted to the League of Nations.
1939: A German U-boat (in German meaning Underwater Boat i.e. a submarine) sank the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 crewmen.
1974: Hurricane Fifi struck Honduras with 110 mph winds. An estimated 5,000 people were killed.
1977: The unmanned spacecraft Voyager I took the first photographs of the earth and moon together in space.
1981: The French Parliament abolished capital punishment and the guillotine.
1982: "Christian" militia slaughtered 600 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon (see also Where Is Palestine?).
1991: Yugoslavia began a naval blockade of seven port cities of the Adriatic Sea.