Babel and the Whore
By JE Bradburn
On 20 December 2017, the European Commission published its Recommendation for a Council decision on the opening of the next phase of negotiations with the United Kingdom. The Recommendation provides some further details of the EU’s position on the post-Brexit transitional arrangements, which both sides see as crucial to mitigate damage from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
Revelation 18:4 (KJV) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, My People, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
Jeremiah 51:45 (KJV) “My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.”
Issue 33 of the IIEA Brexit Brief highlights some of the notable points from the Commission document, and notes relevant developments in Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU.
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Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to reach. And that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers.
Now the multitude were very ready to follow the determination of Nimrod, and to esteem it a piece of cowardice to submit to God; and they built a tower, neither sparing any pains, nor being in any degree negligent about the work: and, by reason of the multitude of hands employed in it, it grew very high, sooner than anyone could expect; but the thickness of it was so great, and it was so strongly built, that thereby its great height seemed, upon the view, to be less than it really was. It was built of burnt brick, cemented together with mortar, made of bitumen, that it might not be liable to admit water. When God saw that they acted so madly, he did not resolve to destroy them utterly, since they were not grown wiser by the destruction of the former sinners; but he caused a tumult among them, by producing in them diverse languages, and causing that, through the multitude of those languages, they should not be able to understand one another.
The place wherein they built the tower is now called Babylon, because of the confusion of that language which they readily understood before (babble); for the Hebrews mean by the word Babel, confusion ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimrod
Nimrod also invented and instigated building cities, filling the cities with people, then providing protection for the city dwellers; and proposed to tax them as payment. This is where the protection racket springs from, and produces an income.
On Wednesday 17 January 2018, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar became the first EU Head of State or Government to address the European Parliament as part of the ongoing debate on the Future of Europe. Alternating between four different European languages, the Taoiseach spoke of his vision for a European Union with more Member States, a larger budget, and harmonisation in policy areas that have a proven European added value – which for him would not include harmonisation of national tax policy.
Mr Varadkar’s address received high praise from prominent MEPs, such as Manfred Weber and Guy Verhofstadt, as well as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who said that he “couldn’t agree more” with the Taoiseach’s vision for Europe. On the other hand, a number of MEPs challenged the Taoiseach on Ireland’s corporate tax policies and its failure to meet climate change targets. Although he staunchly defended Ireland’s corporate tax policy, Mr Varadkar did concede that Ireland has been a “laggard” in the area of climate policy, and has significant work to do in meeting its emissions targets. A number of the key issues from the Taoiseach’s address are dealt with below.
Genesis 11:1-9 (KJV)
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, “Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.”
4 And they said, “Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, “Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
7 “Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.”
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
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.
Responsibility was a key theme of the Taoiseach’s speech. Recognising the prosperity and influence that European Union membership has brought to Ireland, Mr Varadkar outlined his view that Ireland now has a responsibility to play a leading role in a debate on the future of Europe and in extending the possibility of EU membership to countries in the Western Balkans. The Taoiseach expressed his support for a path to membership for all countries who “aspire to – and who are ready to take on – the responsibilities and obligations of membership.” With increasing connectivity to the Western Balkans being a central priority of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, and preparation underway for an EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia in May, Mr Varadkar’s support for a path to EU membership for these countries puts Ireland in a prominent position in the debate on the future of Europe.
The Taoiseach believes that the responsibility that comes with the benefits of EU membership is not only in relation to other European countries, but also to nations in Africa. He argued that promoting prosperity and security in Africa is in Europe’s interest as well as theirs, and that if a crisis such as those that occurred in Libya or Syria were to happen in a much larger country in Africa, the consequences for Europe, and Africa, would be severe.
Development policy, among other areas of foreign policy, epitomises the added value for Member States that cooperation through the EU framework can create. Were it not for Ireland’s EU Membership, Mr Varadkar believes, would have a much-reduced capacity to project its soft power and leadership across the globe.
Despite affirming his view that corporations should pay their fair share of tax, and pledging that Ireland will continue to close loopholes in its tax laws, a number of MEPs challenged Mr Varadkar on Irish policy in this area. Danish MEP Jeppe Kofod and Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts insisted that Ireland is propelling a race to the bottom with its low corporate tax rates and has acted as a tax haven for large multinational corporations, with particular reference to the Apple Tax case.
The Taoiseach rebutted this criticism, firstly by pointing out that the Apple case is in fact in the realm of state aid, and not tax policy. Regarding criticism of Ireland’s corporate tax rate, he argued that national taxes should fund national budgets, and that harmonisation of tax rates is not a necessary step towards building a closer union. He cited, as an example, the United States, a federation in which there is considerable tax competition between States. Finally, he repeated a familiar position of the Irish Government that if any tax harmonisation is to occur, it should be done at a global level, through the OECD, so that EU countries are not placed at a comparative disadvantage compared with the US, Japan and soon the UK.
If there is a race to the bottom, the Taoiseach contended, then it will be a race that Ireland would lose. He pointed out that other EU countries, such as Bulgaria and Estonia, already have corporate tax rates that are lower than Ireland’s, and Ireland has not lowered its own rate in decades. Furthermore, other EU countries may have nominal corporate tax rates that are higher than Ireland’s, but when various loopholes and tax credits are taken into account, their effective tax rates can undercut the Irish rate of 12.5%.
EXPANDING THE EU BUDGET
With regard to the EU budget, Mr Varadkar pointed out that, since the country’s accession in 1973, Ireland has transitioned from being a net beneficiary of the EU budget to being a net contributor to it. Nonetheless, he stated that Ireland is open to contributing more, as long as the expanded budget is spent on things that “contribute to the advancement of the European ideal”. This would involve additional structural and cohesion funding for poorer Member States and maintaining funding for successful EU initiatives such as the Common Agricultural Policy, Erasmus, and the European Investment Bank.
This aspiration is directly linked to the upcoming negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – which sets the parameters of the annual EU budgets from 2021 to 2027. Negotiators of the MMF will already be faced with the challenge of filling the budgetary gap left by the withdrawal of the UK. The idea of increasing expenditure will likely be met with opposition from other net contributor Member States, with some, less agrarian Member States, (relating to land, land tenure, or the division of landed property) even suggesting cuts to the CAP. It will be a political challenge for the Irish government to secure additional structural funds to Central and Eastern European States without sacrificing spending to policies of Irish interest.
The Taoiseach’s speech at the European Parliament expressed his belief that the EU is a vital mechanism for Ireland in projecting its influence across the globe and tackling challenges that can only be overcome through collective action. He reminded Members of the European Parliament that this is not only true for Ireland; in the global context, even the larger EU Members are shrinking relative to the rest of the world and will soon be considered “small states.” The Taoiseach declared that EU countries are “going to need to stick together if we are to protect what we have and export our values and world view,” but all the time was careful to balance this increased cooperation against the principles of national sovereignty and subsidiarity.
Here is one man’s vision of Europe’s fourth Reich; culminating in the Companion Bibles’ of Daniel’s Prophecy given to him thousands of years earlier, and told to close the book because it was not until the end days.
DANIEL CHAPTERS 7—12 THE END OF GENTILE DOMINION
The second half of Daniel relates a series of visions in which Daniel is made to predict the events of the period from his own day to that of the writer of the book, which was nearly four hundred years. The purpose was to teach that God has a program of history which cannot be thwarted and which He can make known to His servants. The recital of past events, familiar to the readers, would give them confidence that the short future regarding which actual predictions are made could likewise be trusted.
The two sections of the book are held together by the striking similarity—indeed, the practical identity—of chapters 2, and 7, the revelation of the four world kingdoms, ending in the triumph of the kingdom of God. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_kingdoms_of_Daniel this link will give you the outline and definition of Daniel’s prophecy; and this link will give you even more http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm
It has been ordained in prophecy that the time for human beings or End of Gentile Dominion is now upon us The “One World System” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm is in place, even while the U.K. is still trying to wriggle out of “Brexit” and going against democracy. Currently they are targeting 2018 for the emergence of a global currency called, “The Phoenix” in the U. S. A. The bird on the back of the U.S. dollar is not an eagle, but represents a new birth of the “One world system without God”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_%28mythology%29 The system of the Last Days also has a dual system that is of the body of Satan, and involves the Fallen Host and the devotees of Satan and their current rulership of the earth. These people will try to destroy all the people who form part of the nations of Israel (God’s People) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm and to do that they must set up a world system that is capable of total control and of being able to force a general worship of Satan and his system. Most of the devotees of Satan do not understand that they will die, he will use whatever means, and whomever he wants to get his own way. Where it not for the intervention of Christ in these end days there would be no humans left, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Matthew 24:22 (KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
With the talk of hard and soft borders, as well as deals being made between the U K and E U; you could be forgiven for becoming braindead about it all. However; that is what the remain camp want with their insidious (intended to entrap or beguile): and rumbustious (noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline) tactics to embroil the U K in a deadly round of semantics and vice versa, aimed at a deal to suit themselves, whatever the meaning to the so called losers, meaning the people who won the vote to leave in a Democratic referendum, which they are trying their very best to overturn.
I envisage that according to the book of Revelation in the KJV Companion Bible, the U K will probably stay in the E U; treacherously perpetrated by the remain groups of merchants and Politicians on both sides.
Revelation 18:15-17 (KJV)
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
16 And saying, “Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!”
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
This identifies the city with that of chapter 17. In addition, it is here implied that Babylon will become the headquarters of Spiritism, the habitation of demons, and the hold of every unclean spirit. Jer 50 an 51should be carefully studied in connection with these two chapters, as many of the things predicted there await fulfillment in the coming evil days.
Revelation 17 (KJV)
01 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, “Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:”
02 “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
03 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
04 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
05 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.
06 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
07 And the angel said unto me, “Wherefore didst thou marvel?’ ‘I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.”
08 “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: [Abbadon] and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
09 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Yes, Rome is a city that sits on seven hills, but so does the cities of Istanbul, Turkey (formerly Constantinople) and Jerusalem (and for that matter, so does Cincinnati, Ohio). HOWEVER, Jerusalem is specifically referred to as the "great city" in the book of Revelation, not Rome...
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
The Bible tells us that Jerusalem, not Rome, will be the true "whore" of Revelation. In the future Jerusalem, the City of Peace will be the city of a great false peace. It will be a centre of power much like ancient Babylon and will once again go a whoring as she did so many times in Old Testament days. At this future time Israel will have abandoned its current democratic form of government and will once again be a theocratic monarchy, ruled by kings and ruling with the kings of the earth. Now, I know that you may find this to be shocking and hard to believe. After all, we all think of Jerusalem as the heart of the holy land and the place where the Lord Jesus Christ will someday reign (and He will), but not before He avenges Himself on the city that rejected the Lamb of God and nailed Him to a tree outside the city walls. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
How do we know for sure that Jerusalem is the "woman" spoken of? Consider this undeniable truth: In the Bible God says that Babylon, the mother of harlots, is responsible for shedding specific holy blood: Which was Jerusalem.
Matthew 27:11-26 (KJV)
11 And Jesus stood before the governor [Pilate]: and the governor asked Him, saying, “Art thou the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said unto him, “Thou sayest.”
12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
13 Then said Pilate unto Him, “Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?”
14 And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, “Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?”
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, “Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.”
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said unto them, “Whether of the twain [two] will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them, “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” They all say unto him, “Let him be crucified.”
23 And the governor said, “Why, what evil hath he done?” But they cried out the more, saying, “Let him be crucified.”
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.”
25 Then answered all the people, and said, “His blood be on us, and on our children.”
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified
Jeremiah 50 (KJV)
01 The word that the Lord Spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
02 “Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.’”
03 “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.”
04 “In those days, and in that time,’ saith the Lord, ‘the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.’”
05 “They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, “Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten”.
06 “My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds [rulers] have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.”
07 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.
08 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
09 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the Lord.
11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the Lord.
15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the Lord: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
18 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
20 In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the Lord, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the Lord.
25 The Lord hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance of his temple.
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.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord.
31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord God of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
33 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name: he shall thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the Lord, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
Jeremiah 51 (KJV)
01 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, a destroying wind;”
02 “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.”
03 “Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.”
04 “Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.”
05 “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.”
06 “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 recompence.”
07 “Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”
08 “Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.”
09 “We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
10 “The Lord hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God.”
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.”
12 “Set up the 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.
13 “O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.”
14 The Lord of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.”
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.”
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.”
17 “Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.”
18 “They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.”
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.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
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;”
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;”
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;”
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.”
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.
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.’”
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.
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 caterpillars.”
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.”
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 without an inhabitant.”
30 “The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, [lost the will] they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.”
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,”
32 “And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.”
33 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; “The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
37 “And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.”
38 “They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.”
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.
40 “I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.”
41 “How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!”
Sheshach, whose king is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in Jeremiah 25:26, is supposed to be equivalent to Babel (Babylon), according to a secret mode of writing practiced among the Jews of unknown antiquity, which consisted in substituting the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet for the first, the next to last one for the second, and so on. Thus the letters sh, sh, ch become b, b, l, i.e., Babel (see: Atbash cipher). This code is called the Atbash Cipher and was used to decrypt. The city does not appear on any map nor in any other documents, save the book of Jeremiah. The Atbash Cipher was applied and out of Sheshach came the word Babel. This is supposed to be confirmed by a reference to Jeremiah 51:41, where Sheshach and Babylon are in parallel clauses. There seems to be no reason to doubt that Babylon is here intended by this name. Who else is counterfeiting Babel today?
42 “The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.”
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.”
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.”
45 “My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord.”
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.”
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.”
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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/cyprus.htm
49 “As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.”
50 “Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.”
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.”
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.’”
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.”
54 “A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:”
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:”
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 recompences shall surely requite.”
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.
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.”
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 quiet prince.
60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.
61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, “When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;”
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.”
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:”
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 25:26 (KJV) 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.
People today are of the mindset that the events of the Old and New Testaments all happened back in the "Biblical days" of human history. They fail to grasp the awesome truth that we are still living in Biblical days. They never ended. What will yet happen on the face of this Earth in the years to come has already been prophesied and penned in the Bible. There remain things written in the Bible, in both the New and Old Testaments, that are yet to come to pass.
THE THREE EARTH AGES.
The First Age (Spiritual): The Second Age (Flesh): The third Age (Spiritual):
Past. Present. Future.
Let's begin our study with a prayer for wisdom and understanding from our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
In the beginning of time, (whenever that was; has not been stated,) God created everything in the Heavens and on the earth. Then some unknown length of time later, something catastrophic occurred that made God's Creation come to utter destruction, it became a wasted place. This destruction manifested itself among other things as a total flood. So complete was this destructive event that not only did the earth become an indistinguishable ruin, but all the earth was cast into utter darkness.
We will study what God's Word, The Bible, says about the beginning; the beginning of not only the history of the creation of the world as we now know it today, http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm but also the creation of the world that then was, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm as well as the world that is to come http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm. These are known as Earth Ages, and there are three of them spoken of in the Bible; we will learn of them in this study. We will also read of time-gap in scriptures, a great flood and destruction other than; and before Noah's flood. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm. Due to the lack of quality in; in-depth teaching of God's written Word, many Christians have been led into confusion regarding foundational truths that are so very important to our understanding of the whole of God's Word and His plan.
There is a plan and a "theme" to the Bible and it flows from:
· 2 Peter 3.htm in the New Testament.
· To Genesis,
· Through to Revelation.
But how can we understand the ending of God's plan (Revelation) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/revelation_%20revealed.htm if we don't fully understand the beginning (Genesis 1:1)? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gentont.htm Today we will study several key scriptures in the Bible that many of us have just read over without fully understanding the deeper truths that were contained within them. Understanding these key fundamental truths is vital to understanding the whole of God's Word. But due to the false teachings and the half-truths that we have been exposed to our entire life, we must first unlearn the untruths, before we can learn the truths of God's most Perfect Word, the Bible. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
This present topic (the beginning) is so very important because it will shatter a myth that has caused many intelligent well intentioned souls to disregard the Bible because they feel that the Bible goes against good, hard scientific fact; although in reality, nothing could actually be further from the truth. Near the end of this study, we will discover a place where God mentions the dinosaur in the Bible. This should prove unnerving to those who stake their soul on the fact of the Bible being just the imaginations of some old sheep herders in Jerusalem. For we did not even discover the existence of dinosaurs until A.D. 1800's, but the latest book written in the Bible was written in approximately A.D. 94 (Revelation). And the book that the dinosaur is mentioned in (Job) is thought to be the first book of the Bible put into writing; it is believed that the book of Job was written even before Moses scribed the book of Genesis sometime around 1490 BC.
Let's begin our study at the first verse of the first chapter of the first book in our Bible. Genesis was written by the inspiration of Almighty God through the hand of Moses, for Moses was not yet born when the events recorded in the beginning of the book Genesis transpired. We can determine from the genealogies recorded in the Bible that Moses was born on or about 1571 BC, and Adam was formed in 4004 BC in the Garden of Eden. Thus what we read here is the divinely inspired account of the creation of the foundation of the world, and we most certainly must reflect on every word, for they are the words of Almighty God Himself. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
· Adam 4004 B.C Genesis 2:7 (KJV) And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
· Today2019 A.D
· Total 6022 years.
Rebellion of Satan Bible Study (The cause of all the upheaval) http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm.
In this Bible study we are going to take a look at what Satan was up to in the first earth age and what caused God to end that age. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm The things we are going to be talking about in this study happened a very long time ago. We were all happy in heaven which was on earth at that time. We did not have flesh bodies but only spiritual ones. Satan who was called Lucifer back then was a good guy and had great responsibilities given to him by God. But all that changed. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm
So there you have it all, although there is some reading and learning to do; but well worth it, however; take my advice and get yourself Bullinger’s Companion Bible KJV from Amazon Website, it will help you enormously, and this website helps a lot too. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
We now have the whole picture of:
1. Where we come from? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
2. Where we are today? http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
3. Where (if you want too) we are going? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Ask yourself this one question: Who do I know that can answer these three questions? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/perfection.htm