“Flee Babylon, run for your lives. Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the Lord’s vengeance. He will pay her what she deserves.” Jeremiah 51:6
The above image was taken as people race for their lives in advance of immense wildfires in Northern California which have already claimed the life of one and caused thousands of others to flee homes and property only to have them reduced to smoldering heaps of ash as they watch helplessly on. Burning just north of Napa Valley, there is now not only one fire but two burning so out of control that the governor of California has declared a state of emergency there.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. The state of America is not good. In fact, it is very, very bad. So bad in fact that God is left with no choice but to reduce it to a heap of smoldering ash – like what is happening in California, but, worse – much worse.
I’ve been studying and praying the last few days and I feel like God is helping me to connect the dots. And, not just me – many of you have too – you who are watching, praying and yearning for the soon return of Jesus. Something has happened, something has changed. But, what is it?
Most of us if we’re completely honest know that there is something drastically wrong. From the advent of the 60’s, we have been on a relentless push to get God out of our lives both publicly and privately. And I must say, we’ve succeeded quite well. And, while God has been grieved by our actions, he has none the less been patient, long suffering and kind in delaying judgment so that we might have time to repent and turn back to him. But, I have to tell you that time has passed and there will be no more delay. Judgment is going to be sudden and its going to be swift. No time then for choosing sides. If you are on the Lord’s side declare so now – or forever be silent.
For you who are Christians and waiting for the rapture and the soon return of Jesus – you will understand this. For those of you who do not …. if you’re reading this …. ask God to help you grasp what I am about to say and then make your decision. Keeping in mind – no decision is a decision.
Right now, we have entered a period of time when the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is converging like never before and will indeed never be again. The 7 year tribulation is poised to start and the Church will be taken in to heaven effectively ending the church age. Strangely America does not appear in Bible prophecy with the exception of closely fitting the description of Mystery Babylon, the harlot, who will be completely destroyed.
In Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51, we read a detailed description of God’s sudden, swift and merciless judgment on this harlot nation where he declares that it will be utterly and completely ruined …. never to be inhabited again.
There are many who have come to the conclusion that mystery Babylon is none other than America herself. And after years of study, I would have to agree. A mystery because this is not Babylon of old, but, a new Babylon that would appear in latter days. A place or nation described as a “cup of gold” in the Lord’s hand because of the incredible favor and blessing bestowed upon her – until she shunned the giver of blessings – choosing instead to replace those same things with greed, debauchery and evil of every kind until there was nothing good left within her.
Last night, the Miss America pageant was held. Established in 1921, the pageant has come to represent the best of America – indeed America herself – as represented in talent, beauty and character. With this in mind, I find it telling that the pageant would choose this particular point in time to make a public apology to Vanessa Williams, who had been asked to resign her crown in 1984 after a series of photos were published by Penthouse Magazine in which she appeared nude.
Whether the photos were published with or without her consent is neither here nor there for if she truly possessed the character of Miss America, then or now, she would have said to the host, “thank you, but, in all honesty I deserved to lose the crown as the life that I was living at that time is not what I want upheld as the standard for the young women of this country”. Instead, she listened and accepted with glistening eyes as the host heaped on words of praise calling her –
“the Miss America you are …. and ….. the Miss America, you always will be”.
Interesting, interesting words. A complete opposite to what used to be the standard in once beloved songs like –
“America, America, God shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea”
Are you getting the picture? America, once crowned with goodness – no longer exists or even matters anymore. It’s all just an illusion. We no longer even faintly resemble who we once were.
*Please keep in mind …. I am not pointing a finger at Vanessa herself – but, what happened at the pageant is powerful symbolism of where we are today and why, what is coming – is coming.
Over the course of the summer, we have proven like the most brazen of harlots that we have no shame when it comes to defying God. We have been nationally confronted with the images of mutilated and dead babies, whose parts are being sold off to the highest bidder (yawn) – and while a few people picketed Planned Parenthood not much of a fuss was made.
We have reversed God’s ordained plan for marriage between one man and one woman deciding that we are far too enlightened for archaic sexual mores – not understanding that marriage is itself holy and a living representation of Christ and the church, who is his bride.
And, last but not least – the Iran deal which without God’s intervention ensures the complete annihilation of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. When God said, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you” …. he wasn’t kidding. We’re going to find that out.
As they say in baseball – three strikes – you’re out!
After the Israelites crossed the Jordan, God commanded them to march around Jericho where they were to shout and blow trumpets …. and when they did as God instructed, the walls fell down allowing them to capture the city in which all inhabitants but one were killed – all but a woman named Rahab, a harlot, whose life was spared for helping and blessing the Israelite people as they came in to the land that God had promised them.
At the time of the rapture, the Lord himself will descend with a shout and the blowing of the trumpet, the Shofar. And, like the walls of Jericho – the walls of this life will fall away and the world-wide body of believers both living and dead will be taken in the air to meet Jesus. Yes, the graves will give up their dead as we all rise to meet the Lord.
But, those won’t be the only walls to fall. No, mystery Babylon will also fall – her many defenses of no effect. This time the harlot will not be spared. For America herself, is that woman. The woman, who refused to help the Jewish people and in fact, aided and abetted their destruction. The harlot who wants life on her terms. Her choice. No interference from God.
It’s quite possible that the destruction of America aka Babylon will take place at the time of the rapture or soon thereafter, in fact, in an act of judgment God will accomplish in one hour what the new world order has been working at for years – furthering the prophetic calendar making way for the antichrist to have full reign over the remaining kingdoms of the world. The judgment of Babylon will facilitate the final battle for which the stage is already being set. Final judgment is at hand.
That being said, the hour glass for Babylon American is down to the last few grains – pay heed to the word of the Lord.
“This is what the Lord Almighty says, Babylon’s thick walls will be leveled and her high gates set on fire, the peoples exhaust themselves for nothing, the nations labor is only fuel for the flames” Jeremiah 51:58
*For a chilling and comprehensive look at the fate of Babylon read Jeremiah chapters 50, 51 and Revelation chapter 18 – keeping in mind these events may not be entirely chronological. May be more like a sandwich where you are biting through bread, meat, cheese and lettuce all at one time.
I pray that what I have shared here will be for God’s glory in advance of his soon coming. If you have not yet received his generous offer for forgiveness of sins, the offer to join his family bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus, I urge you to do so now. Don’t assume that you have months, weeks, hours or even minutes to do so. And, if you have heard his word, do not harden your heart – for the end is coming and sooner than you may think.
And, if you are a foreign reader to this blog – although you do not share in the sins of Babylon, you will have little time for deciding your allegiance once the anti-Christ is in place. Don’t wait – I guarantee you – you do not want to be left behind.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon – very soon – return of Jesus! Cindy