I know it did your heart good as it did mine to see many people set free from bondage in Iraq. Where does America go from here and why? The scripture tell us of the things that are happening now between America and the Middle Eastern nations around Israel. If we will let the scriptures speak to us rather than our traditional emotions they will tell us of the results of this process which will be good for the elect but bad for America. We will see the sequence of major events from the fall of Iraq until the coming of the Lord and World War. Below is a couple of sections from one chapter in my latest book in progress, "HIDDEN MANNA FOR THE END TIMES". Be patient with me and pray for me that the Lord will continue to open my eyes.
Your servant in Christ,
Babylon in the largest sense is the whole world. God confounded the tongues of Babel and spread them out on the continent which He then broke up and separated. All nations are thus from Babel and have the sins of Babel in their blood. Now Babel is being built again, a United Nations of the world. The judgment on this Babel will be the same (Rev.16:18,19). Babylon was and is both secular and religious. Since we have already researched the religious Babylonish harlot we will research now the secular fulfillment. There are larger and smaller types of each. For instance, the larger type of secular Babylon is the United Nations of the world; and a smaller type is the United States of America. The United States has been called the melting pot of religions, nationalities, and cultures. In other words, she is a microcosm of the United Nations. That makes her a harlot for God gave a Christian heritage to her but she has turned to many gods.
America is a smaller type of secular world wide Babylon. Both have sold themselves to Satan. As a smaller type it will incur the same judgment as the larger type as an example to the world. Many say that they do not see America in scriptures. Does it sound reasonable that what has been called the greatest nation on earth would not be mentioned in scriptures? Of course not! America is now at the pinnacle of influence over the world through the U.N., NATO, foreign aid, military strength, trade, art, entertainment, and many other avenues. Every other world-ruling power is mentioned along with their destruction, so America is not left out.
Many proven prophets and teachers have identified America as Babylon. After being told by an angel that the U.S. would be destroyed, Dumitru Duduman asked for biblical proof to show the Americans.
The angel said to tell them to read Jer.51:8-15 and Rev.18, clearly identifying America as Babylon. Then Dumitru asked, "Why did He name it THE MYSTERY BABYLON?" The angel said, "Tell them because all the nations of the world immigrated into America, and America accepted them. America accepted Buddha, the Devil Church, the Sodomite church, the Mormon Church, and all kinds of wickedness. America was a Christian nation. Instead of stopping them, they went after their gods. Because of this, He named them THE MYSTERY BABYLON. So that you know that I truly have been sent by God, tomorrow at 9 a.m. someone will come to give you a bed. At 10:30 someone will come to pay your rent. At noon someone will bring you a car and give you a bucket of honey". "Brothers, it happened as the angel had said. At 9 someone rang my doorbell and said, "I brought you a bed. I could not sleep all night long. God told me that you were from Romania and that you need a bed". At 10:30 someone else rang my doorbell and handed me a check for $500 and said, 'God told me to bring you $500'. At noon someone came and gave me a car and a bucket of honey!"
Consider these proof texts that Babylon symbolizes modern day Babylonish America. Many of these are true at this time, which goes to prove that the others will also be true.
Babylon as America:
As you can see, no other nation can possibly fit the symbolism and description of the "great eagle" of Babylon except the United States. This list will make even more sense if you revisit it after you have finished the book.
God's real interest is not in Babylon but His people who are living in it and love it. Make no mistake it is God that is working all things together for our good. (Jn.3:27) ... A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven. (Epe.1:11)... having been foreordained a ccording to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will... God's irresistible plan is to separate the wheat from the tares, the spiritual from the carnal, before the end. Jesus said in (Mt.10:34-36)... Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword (the Word - Heb.4:12). For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: and a man's foes shall be they of his own household. The Word will divide. It will judge the wicked and save the lovers of truth.
When God's people blur the line between the world and His kingdom, He has to redefine it. Sanctification is to separate these two kingdoms, to separate us from the worldly. God says in 1 Pet.2:9 that we as Christians are a holy nation. Friends we are already in a one world government called the kingdom of God. This one world Christian nation should not be confused with our worldly geographic secular nation, but it is. This will shock some of you "God and country" folks I know, but the U.S. is not the kingdom of God. In Jn.18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence". Only the true Christians in the U.S. live in God's kingdom. The U.S. is part of this world which will hate you so that God's name (nature, character, and authority) will be manifested in you (Mt.24:9). Division in God's plan is necessary when His people do not confess or represent Him to the world. When the world can tell no difference in the lives and methods of Christians God acts to sanctify them. God's people are far from the Biblical example of Christians. God's people were content to be Egyptians once so "He turned their (the Egyptians) heart to hate His people, to deal subtly with His servants". He did not want them to be comfortable in their allegiance to the world and its ways. Jesus promised the same for our day. (Mt.24:9) Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.
God did this consistently in the Bible. For example, in Judges God's people went through the same cycle eight times (Jud.2:11-, 3:7-, 12-, 4:1-, 6:1-, 8:33-, 10:6-, 13:1-). It always started like this: (Jud.2:11) And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and served the Baalim (another Jesus). Then God turned them over to their enemies. (14) And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that despoiled them; and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. Then they repented and God saved them. (3:9) And when the children of Israel cried unto Jehovah, Jehovah raised up a saviour to the children of Israel, who saved them...
The Secular Babylonish harlot America has been unfaithful to her Christian roots. She has united with the world in fornication. She will through bribery, politics, and military power continue to ride the U.N. world beast to the end of the tribulation. (Rev.17:3) ... I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (5) and upon her forehead a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH... (15)... The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. As we have seen, Daniel was given a revelation of the image of the world beast that was physically true from his day forward and spiritually true "in the latter days (Dan.2:28)". He saw that Babylon (America) was the head of the nations (Dan.2:37,38), the golden head of the image of the world beast (3:1-3) that all nations would bow down to (4-6). God has a purpose in uniting the body of the antichrist beast in order to separate through the mark the true body of Christ from them.
God has ordained that Babylonish America rule over all nations, including the Middle Eastern Muslim nations surrounding and including Israel (605 B.C.). (Jer.27:6) And now have I given all these lands (Middle Eastern nations surrounding Israel in verse 3) into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant... (7) And all the nations (U.N.) shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the time of his own land come: and then many nations and great kings shall make him their bondman. According to this type three generations of these kings will rule over Babylonish America and the world until it is time for America to fall. The time span of the three kings was the seventy years of captivity that the Jews endured. This is a type of the last seven years of Christian captivity to an American led reformation of the world system. We have not yet entered into this period but we can certainly see American presidents setting precedents for this kind of world leadership since the fall, so called, of the cold war enemies. At that time George Bush Sr. came to power and did much to start the "new world order", as he phrased it, which will soon bring Christians into bondage. Clinton did far more than Bush to take away freedom by executive order and set precedents for coming kings. Because of terrorism Americans have given up many freedoms under the administration of George W. Bush. George W. Bush is the ruler of spiritual Babylon and since conquereing Iraq is also the ruler of the original land of Babylon before it annexed the Middle Eastern countries around Israel. That would make him a modern day Nebuchadnezzar. If Bush continues to be true to form he will like Nebuchadnezzar continue on to conquered the Middle Eastern nations surrounding and including Israel. After conquering these nations Nebuchadnezzar was the first of the three kings that ruled them during the seventy years. That tells us that the leader of America who subdues those nations will be the first of the three leaders during the seven years of tribulation. At the moment that makes George W. Bush our number one suspect to be modern Nebuchadnezzar. As we shall see, he is the one threatening to conquer the same nations that Nebuchadnezzar did and may be ruler at the beginning of the seven year tribulation. Like Bush, Nebuchadnezzar professed belief in the true God (Dan.2:47). Possibly also like Bush he did not really come to know God intimately until after he lost his mind and became a beast, eating grass for seven years (4:30-37). God pronounced this judgment because of his pride in taking credit for building his world ruling kingdom (29-31). (Dan.4:32) and thou shalt be driven from men; and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; thou shalt be made to eat grass as oxen; and seven times shall pass over thee; until thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. George W. Bush as a carnal Christian has never had the renewed mind of the Spirit and as such will be forced into making increasingly beastly decisions with the help of demonic forces. "Seven times" symbolizes seven years (Rev.12:6,14; 13:5) that modern Babylon will devour grass symbolizing the flesh. She will consume the flesh of the nations and God's people that the Word may be manifest in them. (1 Pet.1:24) For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth: (25) But the word of the Lord abideth for ever. And this is the word of good tidings which was preached unto you. Babylonish America is ordained of God to consume the nations for His purpose of creating a one world order, which will then tribulate and separate the saints from it by the world wide mark. Quickly separating the world body of the saints from the world will be accomplished in this way. (Jer.27:8) And it shall come to pass, that the nation and the kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish saith Jehovah, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand. As a precedent for George W. Bush, God used the hand of George Bush Sr. to "consume" Iraq and the hand of Clinton to "consume" Bosnia. Now He has used the hand of George W. Bush to "consume" Afghanistan and Iraq for not submitting to Babylonish America.
Historically Babylon not only ruled the nations but also conquered the people of God and the Middle East just as Babylonish America is in the process of doing. In fulfillment of this type God will use Babylonish America to bring the Middle Eastern Muslim nations and the New Testament people of God, the Christians, into bondage to their one world order. (Jer.25:9)... [I will send] unto Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon (America), my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof (Physical and spiritual Israel, the Church), and against all these nations round about (Middle Eastern Muslim nations around Israel); and I will utterly destroy them ... Many would wonder why America would subject Israel. Physical Israel already acts and is treated like one of the United States. It is even called "the State of Israel". America is forcing Israel into giving up their Promised Land to the Muslims for the sake of peace. Since Christians always follow the types that Israel sets we can expect America to force Christians to give up their spiritual Promised Land to appease the Muslims. They believe this atonement will allow them to continue to attack terrorists and those nations who support them. They feel forced into this because terrorists will continue to attack America and her interests until her end. God is using America to scourge the Muslim nations which have persecuted and killed physical and spiritual Israel. Since America rules the land of ancient Babylon, Iraq, we may expect her to reach out and take the lands that Babylon took, either by coercion or military might. Babylon conquered the Middle Eastern peoples listed in Jer.25:17-26; 27:3; chapters 45-49, just as America will subject the modern day nations made up of their seed. Babylon quickly annexed the lands of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinians. They also fought successful wars against parts of or armies from, Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Militant Muslim volunteers from all these nations fought to save Iraq. Iraq may have been the hardest of these nations to conquer should America do this one on one. Also America did not conquer all of Iraq, only those who resisted while the rest welcomed them. I believe some nations will surrender to the will of America without fighting. (Jer.27:11) But the nation that shall bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, that [nation] will I let remain in their own land, saith Jehovah... Before the seven years of tribulation these Middle Eastern peoples will be subjected by Babylonish America. (Jer.25:11) And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy (seven) years. Here we see that for seventy years these Middle Eastern nations and the Jews served Babylon. These seventy years are a reverse abbreviation for the last seven years of tribulation that Christians will be persecuted and killed by the world beast ruled by Babylonish America.
Just as the Jewish bondage caused God to raise up the Medo-Persians to conquer Babylon, so God will raise up Islam from the same lands with the U.N. beast led by Russia to destroy Babylonish America after seven years of tribulation (Rev.17:16). (12) And it shall come to pass, when seventy (seven) years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith Jehovah, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it desolate for ever. (14) For many nations and great kings shall make bondmen of them, even of them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands. As ancient Babylon fell to the Medo-Persian bear after seventy years so modern Babylon will fall to the same nations with the U.N. led by the Russian bear after seven years.
Habakkuk tells us that the report of God's plan to use Babylonish America to conquer the Middle Eastern nations will not be believed. (Hab.1:5) Behold ye among the nations, and look, and wonder marvellously; for I am working a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you. We can also see that God is not using Babylonish America as a vessel of honor. (6) For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans (Babylonians), that bitter andhasty nation, that march through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs. The following description of Babylon' attack on the Middle East is also a good description of America's war against Afghanistan and Iraq. (8) Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves; and their horsemen press proudly on: yea, their horsemen come from far; they fly as an eagle that hasteth to devour. (9) They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is forwards; and they gather captives as the sand. (10) Yea, he scoffeth at kings, and princes are a derision unto him; he derideth every stronghold; for he heapeth up dust, and taketh it. (11) Then shall he sweep by [as] a wind, and shall pass over, and be guilty, [even] he whose might is his god. Even it did our hearts good to see God use America to set many oppressed people free, might does not make right. (Pr.16:4) Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Even though God uses the wicked to bring judgment they cannot claim righteousness as vessels of wrath. The vessels of honor God used in this situation were the saints and their prayers were answered.
(Hab.1:6) For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans (Babylonians), that bitter andhasty nation... Why are Americans "bitter and hasty" enough to take possession of others property? Because many Americans, along with their government, know that these nations have covertly supported the terrorist attacks. The indictment below was painted on the side of an Iraqi building by U.S. forces expressing "why we are here".
Habakkuk goes on to tell us why Babylonish America is so "hasty" to take other lands. It is to be delivered from these attacks and the possibility of far worse. (9) Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil! (10) Thou hast devised shame to thy house, by cutting off many peoples, and hast sinned against thy soul. Although God is using America for His own motives, He does not agree with its prideful, lustful, motives or its killing many people including relatively innocent civilians. Speaking of Babylon God says: (5) Yea, moreover, wine is treacherous, a haughty man, that keepeth not at home; who enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all peoples. (6) Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! How long? and that ladeth himself with pledges! America has ladened itself with "pledges" from nations to back their invasion of Iraq and I am sure it will be so with these other nations. After the seven years of captivity the conquered nations will suddenly rise up to destroy and plunder Babylonish America for they that live by the sword shall die by the sword. (7) Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booty unto them? (8) Because thou hast plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder thee, because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all that dwell therein. Jeremiah also spoke of this anger the conquered nations will have because of the cup of the wine of wrath given them through America. (Jer.25:15) For thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, unto me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. (16) And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. (51:7) Babylon hath been a golden cup in Jehovah's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. (8) Babylon is suddenly fallen... We can see here that this is God's vengeance because of Babylonish America's destruction of the New Testament temple of His people during their tribulation. (11) ... Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Jehovah, the vengeance of his temple. Not only the Middle Eastern nations but the whole U.N. beast will vent their anger on the heavy handed Babylonish harlot. (Rev.17:16) And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her utterly with fire. (17) For God did put in their hearts to do his mind...
After the seven years of captivity the Lord will come to gather His saints from all the nations. (Jer.29:10) For thus saith Jehovah, After seventy (seven) years are accomplished for Babylon, I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. "This place" represents the New Jerusalem for the first Jerusalem had been destroyed. (11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. (12) And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. (13) And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Through tribulation the true Church and a born again remnant of Israel will be motivated to really know the Lord through bearing fruit. Then He will harvest His crop. (14) And I will be found of you, saith Jehovah, and I will turn again your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places wither I have driven you, saith Jehovah; and I will bring you again unto the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. Notice that after the seven years God says that "I will visit you"and "I will gather you from all the nations". Every born again child of God begins their spiritual life by hearing the voice of their God but they are soon taken captive to Babylonish religion, nationalism, and patriotism but God will gather them to one true "holy nation".
Tyre is another type of Babylonish America and in it we can see another confirmation to the above scenario. Tyre was compared to Babylon in its destruction. (Isa.23:1) The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in... (13) Behold, the land of the Chaldeans: this people was not; the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness; they set up their towers; they overthrew the palaces thereof; they made it a ruin. (14) Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste. The parallels between Tyre, Babylon, and America are too numerous to mention. All are the dominant, extremely rich, centers of trade in their time. The two common texts that speak of the fall of Satan depict him as ruling the world as the king of Tyre (Eze.28:12-17) and the king of Babylon (Isa.14:4,12-15). Now I ask you, who rules Babylonish America as the head of the nations? Satan is the "god of this world".
The proofs that Tyre is a type of Babylonish America are too many to mention. Tyre is said to be "in the heart of the seas" (Eze.27:4,27). Natural Tyre was in the Mediterranean sea (singular) next to the coast, not "in the heart". Spiritual Tyre, America, is "in the heart of the seas", (plural). Tyre was occupied by Christians (Crusaders in 1124 AD) and later conquered by Muslims (1291 AD) and so it will be with America. Both are isles north and west of Israel which were thought impregnable due to their naval power and position in the sea. Tyre imposed her dominance by her merchant ships of Tarshish. The U.S. has imposed her dominance by the "merchants of Tarshish with all the young lions thereof" (Eze.38:13). Britain's national symbol is the lion and her major, English speaking, "young lions" are of course America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. As Alexander the Great conquered Tyre with 120 warships so the prophets have foretold that the Russians and the U.N. would conquer America with a great armada of warships. Sidon was the center of the Phoenician Empire and colonized Tyre (Isa.23:2,12) just as Britain was the center of the British Empire and colonized America. Geographically Tyre is south and west of Sidon just as America is south and west of Britain. Just as Sidon was superceded in world dominance by its offspring Tyre so Britain was by its offspring America. Compare God's statement about Babylon: (Jer.29:10) For thus saith Jehovah, After seventy (seven) years are accomplished for Babylon, I will visit you... with His statement about Tyre: (Isa.23:17) And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy (seven) years, that Jehovah will visit Tyre (Notice that both Babylon and Tyre were visited after seventy years by the Lord just as America will after seven years.), and she shall return to her hire, and shall play the harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. Notice that both Babylon and Tyre were harlots having relations with all the kingdoms of the world clearly making them a type of end time Babylonish America. All three were destroyed for their harlotry.
We have seen that after seven years of the world being subjected to Babylonish America they will join together to destroy her when the Lord comes for His saints. Now we will see that it is the Lord who will lead the kings of the earth to destroy the harlot and set His people free to go to their heavenly Promised Land. King Cyrus led a coalition of the Medo-Persian bear to conquer the eagle of Babylon and liberate the Jews after their tribulation/captivity to go to their new Jerusalem (The former Jerusalem had been destroyed). In like manner Christ will lead a coalition of the nations under the Russian bear to conquer the Babylonish eagle and set His people free from all nations under her dominion to go to the New Jerusalem. God uses Cyrus as a type of our Messiah and Shepherd who will liberate His people after their tribulation. (Isa.44:28) That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure, even saying of Jerusalem, She shall be built. (45:1) Thus saith Jehovah to his anointed (Hebrew: "Messiah"), to Cyrus... Hidden within Cyrus is a type of God in Jesus our "Savior". (45:14) Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God. (15)Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself (in Cyrus), O God of Israel, the Savior. After liberating the people of God from Babylon, Cyrus used them to build the new Jerusalem. About 2500 years later Jesus will fulfill this type in liberating His people in bondage to Babylonish America and the nations under her to build His born again city, New Jerusalem. (13) I have raised him (Cyrus/Christ) up in righteousness, and I will make straight all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let my exiles go free, not for price nor reward (by grace), saith Jehovah of hosts. Our Messiah uses His true people to build His New Jerusalem. (Rev.21:9) ... Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. (10) ... and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. The Lord is bringing his people to maturity through tribulation in order to build His house. (Epe.2:19) So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, (20) being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; (21) in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; (22) in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit. Notice He says each several building. This temple is the many buildings of God's people put together into one. (Jn.14:2) In my Father's house are many mansions (Greek: "abodes"); if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. (3) And if I go and prepare a place (in the Father's house) for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Keep in mind that the Father's house is where He lives. We are the rooms or abodes of that house and He lives in us. "Mansion" is the same Greek word as "abode" used in verse 23. (23) ... If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Contrary to popular opinion those who have taken advantage of God's grace and obeyed Him are His temple, house, and city.
The Bible Code says that Russia, China and America will be involved in a nuclear world war. Russia and China made a pact to "combat the American military strength". The B.B.C. interviewed Chinese troops practicing amphibious landings in the Formosa Straights and by their own admission they were practicing to invade America. Cuba has practiced for the same thing in N. Korea. It is clear from the Word that this nuclear world war will happen after the tribulation. We can see the timing of the tribulation, fall of America, and coming of the Lord in the following texts. (Mt.25:29-31) But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light ...then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven ...And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect. We see here that Jesus comes for His people after the tribulation when the sun and moon are darkened. Isaiah reports that this is when Babylon (America) is destroyed. (Isa.13:10) For ... the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine. Let's see the whole story in the text. (Isa.13:1) The burden of Babylon... (4) The noise of a multitude in the mountains, as of a great people! the noise of a tumult of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! Jehovah of hosts is mustering the host for the battle. As the Lord gathers the nations to destroy Babylonish America He gathers the saints from heaven to join the saints who are alive and remain to destroy all the nations (also seen in Rev.19:9-16). (5) They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even Jehovah, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land (Hebrew: "earth"). (9) Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation (abomination that maketh desolate), and to destroy the sinners thereof out of it. The desolation of Babylon will begin the day of the Lord in which the earth will experience a year of nuclear, biological and natural devastation. The nuclear exchange beginning with the attack on America will darken the sun and moon. (10) For ... the sun shall be darkened in its going forth, and the moon shall not cause its light to shine. This is clearly the coming of the Lord for and then with His saints after the tribulation. This will be the first real World War. (11) And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity... (13) Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger... (19) And Babylon... shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (20) It shall never be inhabited...
(Jer.25:12) And it shall come to pass, when seventy (seven) years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith Jehovah, for their iniquity... and I will make it desolate for ever... (31) A noise shall come even to the end of the earth; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the nations; he will enter into judgment with all flesh: as for the wicked, he will give them to the sword, saith Jehovah. (32)... Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation (nuclear missiles), and a great tempest shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth. (33) And the slain of Jehovah 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 face of the ground. Radiation hinders gathering or burying the dead and using the territory. (Jer.51:26) And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate forever. The ancient city of Babylon was in the process of being rebuilt by Saddam Hussein so it could not have been a fulfillment of this verse. Radiation after a nuclear war explains these verses and also Rev.18:15 which says they "shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment" (see also verses 10 and 17). What else could destroy Babylon in "one hour" (Rev.18:17), "suddenly" (Jer.51:8), by "fire" (50:32,40)?
Because of nuclear debris in the atmosphere the sun and moon will be darkened and the saints will be translated at the coming of the Lord!! (Mt.24:29) But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light... (30) and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven... (31) And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect. (Joel 2:31) The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood (darkness - verse 10), before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. By comparing these two verses we see that after the tribulation the sun and moon are darkened and then the Lord comes in the beginning of the day of the Lord. As we have seen in earlier chapters, the day of the Lord is a one year period (Isa.34:8, 63:4-6) of the wrath of God on the wicked who have persecuted His people during the tribulation. We are told In Gen.7:4,10 that the flood came after seven days (tribulation). From Gen.7:11 and 8:14 we can see that the flood was ten days over a year.
GENERAL WESLEY CLARK - on plans to overthrow seven Mideast countries
General Clark: About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and W. Secretary (Paul D.) Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the Generals called me in. He said, Sir, you gotta come in and talk to me a second. I said, Well, you're too busy. He said, No, no. He says, We've made the decision. We're going to war with Iraq. This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, We're going to war with Iraq? Why? He said, I don't know. He said, I guess they don't know what else to do. So I said, Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to Al Qaida? He said, No, no, there's nothing new that way; they just made the decision to go to war with Iraq. He said, I guess it's like, We don't know what to do about terrorists, but we've got a good military and we can take down governments. And he said, I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail. So I came back to see him a few weeks later and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, Are we still going to war with Iraq? He said, Oh, it's worse than that. He said -- he reached over on his desk, he picked up a piece of paper. He said, I just got this down from upstairs (meaning the Secretary of Defense's office) today and this is a memo that describes how we're going to take out seven (7) countries in five (5) years starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off Iran. (End of General Clark's statement.) (video)
David's note: This is exactly what we have been teaching from Jeremiah 25, which is written in Hidden Manna where the Middle Eastern nations around Israel were destroyed by Babylon. We can see that they are doing this just as we said, covertly, using one against another. And Iraq was the first and Iran was the last on the list in Jeremiah 25 until the remnants of these nations took down Babylon, the U.S.
Rob Miller's Note: Military strikes on Libya began on March 19. The 2003 Iraq war also began on March 19. What is the significance behind March 19? Minerva. Minerva is the Roman goddess of war. March 19 is her birthday. The four days that follow are offerings to her - bloodshed. Minerva is famous amongst Freemasons (video).