Tuesday, July 26, 2011

America is Babylon and Her Destruction is Near. The Full Story.

This post will describe in Biblical detail the coming destruction of America. This might prove to be a long read since I use King James Version of the Bible for my scripture, but, trust me, it would be wise to invest a few critical minutes of your life to find out the disastrous future of your country.

Who: America is the Babylon spoken of in Revelation 17 and 18. Although there are issues dealt with in these passages, we will deal only with what is relevant to America. Approximately 11% of Revelation deals with Babylon - the great global power in end-times.

What: The facts are clear: all the previous Babylons were destroyed in short time in overwhelming destruction that was called upon by the Lord. These destructions happened as a foreshadowing (Type) of a destruction of a future Babylon (Antitype) during the End of the World and preceding the return of Jesus Christ. Typological events come to pass in ways we do not expect them to (For example: The foreshadowing of a future Messiah was fulfilled in Jesus Christ instead of what everyone was expecting.), and the destruction of Babylon is no exception.

When: NOW! We can understand how this prophecy will be fulfilled now because we live in the time of its fulfilling. We are witnessing the unfolding of these events before our very eyes!
America will be destroyed before the coming of the Beast. To help you understand this, I will try not to explain this to death. In Rev 14, we have an angel declaring “Babylon is fallen, is fallen…” before we have an angel declaring that if anyone man “worship the Beast or his image and receive his mark…the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God.” These declarations are important because “Babylon is fallen” before the Beast is revealed.
It will be easier if I just say outright when it will happen and then show why. The opening of the sixth seal is the destruction of Babylon (America). As I said, I will show why this is and why it is important later.
How am I certain this is the time of the end? Two words that just about any person on Earth can understand – the Internet. Why does that matter? Because everyone has access to the same information and the End of the World isn’t meant to be a secret. It’s a series of increasingly terrible judgments on mankind for our wickedness and no one will lack the opportunity to know it is Jesus’ prophecy being fulfilled. It will be a time of testing faith like no other. It’s basically going to suck so bad for mankind during this time that Jesus Himself said, “When the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” It’s important to state this because the destruction of Babylon (America) is going to be the event that kick-starts the Great Tribulation era of mankind.
And sorry, but there will be no rapture until Jesus comes back at the end of that Great Tribulation – if He planned on giving us a comfy rapture-ride out, why would He have gone to great lengths telling us to prepare ourselves to “endure unto the end” and to “not be deceived” and that the days of Great Tribulation would be shortened for the elect’s sake (and many other things)?

Why: This is perhaps the simplest one to answer. We, simply put, fit the bill. Our nation was conceived in rebellion (from England), conquest (Native Americans) and slavery (Africans). It was weaned on the blood of conquest and grew fat on the blood of soldiers and the backs of the poor who supported the war efforts. Our nation has overthrown nations and lands and put our yoke upon them and even now have hundreds of military bases stationed in these lands throughout the world. And although many great and marvelous things have come from the people of America, including the feeding of other nations and the spread of Christianity, our light has waned and our coerced international influence has been soured by greed and wickedness. Christians, commanded to be the Light of the World and to be obedient to Christ, have grown complacent and fat on half-truth sermons and on the luxuries carted to us from around the globe. The “liberal” American Christians support everything from homosexuality to abortion, and the supposed “conservative” American Christians support the violent actions of the professional military, believing that those soldier’s actions are above reproach – how foolish and unscriptural! (For every verse you could give me about justifying their actions – liberal or conservative – I could find ten more that denounce violence and immoral behavior.) Our courts pervert Justice, our doctors destroy health, our education system is an indoctrination system, our government oppresses those who work honestly, the wealthy usurp the poor, our politicians divide instead of unite, and if you look at the state of the church you’d think our spiritual leaders were leading people to indulgence rather than denial of self. Our nation has its values so mixed up that it is a city of confusion and has become the hold of every unclean and hateful bird: a land full of idolatry and foul spirits. AMERICA IS BABYLON!

How: The “how” ties into the “when.” I say this because the opening of the sixth seal is a word-painting of what is going to happen. America will be destroyed by a nuclear holocaust initiated by ten distinct countries unified under the Beast. The Beast is the ruler of the last great worldly kingdom before Jesus Christ returns to Earth in triumphant glory. The Beast is wicked and deceptive beyond all his predecessors’ darkest dreams and he will establish a world-wide law to destroy and crush any opposition to his rule and any threat to his kingdom – especially against Christians and Jews who will not bow to him in worship.

What follows is the scriptural foundation for all of my understanding of the American situation. My personal comments will appear italicized in brackets[] and further comments within them will appear in parentheses().

What will become of wicked nations
This paints a picture of what is to come for America.
Le:26:13: I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Le:26:14: But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
Le:26:15: And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Le:26:16: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror [9-11 and the aftermath/terror alerts/anti-terrorism protection, prevention, etc., ad infinitum], consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it [Our taxpayer money is sent to foreign nations who don’t even like us and some who have even sided against us!]
Le:26:17: And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you [greedy politicians, unjust authority figures, unjust judges and laws, etc.]; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you [terror alerts].
Le:26:18: And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Le:26:19: And I will break the pride of your power [We haven’t won a war in quite some time; fought a lot of them (war on drugs, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc), but haven’t won any.]; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass [persistent storms: devastating hurricanes, snowstorm after snowstorm, record-breaking tornado seasons, earthquakes, droughts, dust storms, flooding, heat waves, wildfires – one after another after another]:
Le:26:20: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits [This could be the opening of the third seal of Revelation which states that food will be so expensive a man will have to work all day just for his day’s bread even though oil (I find it too coincidental that the entire world market hinges on crude oil) and wine (ethanol? we make fuel out of our food even when people are starving) will continue to flow.].
Le:26:21: And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
Le:26:22: I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.
Le:26:23: And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
Le:26:24: Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
Le:26:25: And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
Le:26:26: And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied [This degree of famine will be coming shortly (unless the entire country of America suddenly repents) after the opening of the third seal of the Lamb’s book].
Le:26:27: And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
Le:26:28: Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Le:26:29: And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat [Another indicator of how severe famine will be.]
Le:26:30: And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Le:26:31: And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odors.
Le:26:32: And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it [The opening of the sixth seal: total nuclear destruction of America.]
Le:26:33: And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Jer:18:7: At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
Jer:18:8: If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
Jer:18:9: And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
Jer:18:10: If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them [“God bless America” – American people. “Repent and I will.” – God.].

Religious Leaders Leading Astray
America’s pastors mired in indulgence and sin.
Jer:23:1: Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!  saith the LORD [How many of these have we seen the past few years in America? Do I even need to call out all the names and examples?].
Jer:23:2: Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

Jer:23:9: Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets [America is full of these too (albeit false ones)]; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
Jer:23:10: For the land is full of adulterers [Divorce at about 50%, websites advertising extra-marital affairs, pornography, etc.]; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
Jer:23:11: For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD [Catholic priests and the child sexual abuse situation as well as numerous Protestant ministers involved in a multitude of wickedness (Including homosexual relationships, incest, murder, polygamy, child sexual abuse, drug-dealing, etc. Not to mention wholesale support and justification of American-military empire-building.)]
Jer:23:12: Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD [Just look at the church situation in America (As a whole anyways. There are plenty of “good” churches out there – just few and far between.)]
Jer:23:13: And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.
Jer:23:14: I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies [We’ve seen plenty of this.]: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers [American pastors support everything from war to homosexual relationships.], that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
Jer:23:15: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land [The world mocks Christianity because of American Christians.]
Jer:23:16: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
Jer:23:17: They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace [I’ve heard this plenty of times, that God will not destroy America because of all our good deeds or because we are a “Christian nation” or because we’ve helped Israel – wrong!]; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you [No, in fact they say that the church will be “raptured” and not partake of the Great Tribulations and destruction to come upon this Earth, and again – wrong! Do not fall for this false doctrine or you might lose your faith when it doesn't happen.]
Jer:23:18: For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word?  who hath marked his word, and heard it?
Jer:23:19: Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
Jer:23:20: The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly [Those who read this will, in that hour of America’s destruction, understand that my interpretation is from God. I promise you, that unless America repents of its evil and violent ways, this prophecy of destruction is something you can plan for your short-lived future. It will happen!].

Fourth Beast at the End of the World before the Second Coming of Jesus (a.k.a. the Antichrist)
Although this may not make sense at first, it is imperative that we look at who will destroy America (Babylon) before we look at how and when it is destroyed.
Da:7:7: After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns [This is the Beast’s kingdom.]

Da:7:19: Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Da:7:20: And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
Da:7:21: I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them [the so-called Antichrist];
Da:7:22: Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom [The Beast’s kingdom is the last worldly kingdom before Jesus returns and resurrects His righteous followers to deliver the world into their hands.]
Da:7:23: Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces [His first act of “devouring the whole Earth” is the destruction of America, followed by all the other bad stuff attributed to him throughout Revelation (but we’re going to focus on America.)]
Da:7:24: And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise [Take note of this]: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Da:7:25: And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Da:7:26: But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
Da:7:27: And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

The Antitype. The Revelation of Babylon (America) at the End of the World (Age)
Here in these passages we will see the Biblical description of America and the story of its destruction.
Re:17:1: 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:
Re:17:2: 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.
Re:17:3: 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.
Re:17:4: 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:
Re:17:6: 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.
Re:17:7: 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.
Re:17:8: The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: 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.
Re:17:9: And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Re:17:10: 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 [America is the seventh Babylon – a young nation (i.e. “a short space”)].
Re:17:11: And the beast [the fourth kingdom mentioned in Daniel] that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Re:17:12: 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 [These are the same ten horns mentioned in Daniel; they will align themselves with the Beast to destroy America.]
Re:17:13: These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Re:17:14: 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 [This tells us that the Beast’s kingdom shall be anti-Christian in nature. Leading candidates at the moment include any number of Islamic or Communist nations (which are anti-Christian in nature), but most likely China and Russia (since they wield the most power of these types of governments and are therefore in a position to promote such an over-the-top campaign against America.)]
Re:17:15: And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [America is comprised of all different nationalities and we still accept refugees and “press 1 for English” etc.]
Re:17:16: And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and n*ked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire [The Beast will make a league with ten nations in order to attack America and utterly destroy her with nuclear weapons. (This doesn’t mean all ten are necessarily nuclear powers, but rather they give their consent to attack America and perhaps wield power in the new world order that arises after America’s demise.)]
Re:17:17: 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 [God will use the Beast’s treachery as the means to pour out his wrath on America (He has done this plenty of times in history, the Israelite invasion of Canaan is just one example of God using armies to meet out judgment.)]
Re:17:18: And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth [America].

Re:18:1: And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Re:18:2: And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird [Our politically-correct society that allows every manner of indecency and immorality has spawned these.]
Re:18:3: For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her [our unjust and wicked empire-building ways], and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies [our economic might].
Re:18:4: 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 [I would recommend leaving America, but there is no guarantee of safety anywhere else in the world really.]
Re:18:5: For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Re:18:6: Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
Re:18:7: How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow [This is the American psyche in a nutshell. It is the overwhelming and persistently arrogant mindset of Americans, none of which think God will exact the Judgment that He has prepared for her. Oh my heart fails me to describe how I’ve seen the faces of the soccer-moms and the factory-workers and the famous entertainers we’ve so loved on that fateful day and the sorrow of it that has made my knees weak and my heart to sink. Oh America, I cry for your children.]
Re:18:8: Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Re:18:9: And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Re:18:10: Standing afar off for the fear of her torment [They can’t come near because of radiation and fallout risk.], saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come [Only a full-out nuclear attack could destroy America in one hour.]
Re:18:11: And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
Re:18:12: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
Re:18:13: And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men [Wall St.]
Re:18:14: And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all [All the labors of  the Americans will go up in smoke.]
Re:18:15: The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
Re:18:16: 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!
Re:18:17: 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,
Re:18:18: And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
Re:18:19: And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate [What else could make a city like America desolate in one hour except for a nuclear holocaust?]
Re:18:20: Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
Re:18:21: And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all [Thrown down with violence because She was born in violence and grew fat on violence, therefore She will reap what she has sown.]
Re:18:22: And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Re:18:23: And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee [The destruction of America will be so complete that no one will be left to sing or marry or even light a candle!]: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived [The politicians, economists, bankers, Wall St. tycoons, etc., lured the world’s nations into the great deception that doing the devil’s business with America would make profit them. Woe to them].
Re:18:24: And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

WHEN- The timing of America’s destruction
This is important because we see in the following passages (italicized) that the Beast has already destroyed Babylon (America) before his true identity is revealed to the world. The chronological ordering of the angels’ declarations in this passage is not relative to the scriptural description of its subjects (the Beast appears in Rev 13, Babylon in Rev 17 and 18). In other words, although Babylon is described in Rev 17 and 18, it is destroyed before Rev 13.
Re:14:6: And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Re:14:7: Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Re:14:8: And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Re:14:9: And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Re:14:10: The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Re:14:11: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Re:14:12: Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus [Note that the Saints are patient: they have not been raptured and they stand steadfast in the face of Great Tribulation. Although they will wish they had been raptured, they do not lose faith in spite of their horrible circumstances.]
Re:14:13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them [The Saints are still going to be dying, not partying it up with Jesus in the clouds – but they will, however, be blessed to die for their faith during the Great Tribulation.]

The exact nature of the destruction as revealed in Scripture.
Since the destruction of Babylon must be epic and world-reaching in scope (as Rev 18 describes), its destruction must be an extraordinary event.
Re:6:12: And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Re:6:13: And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind [This describes nuclear missiles falling from MIRVed (Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles – which means that each missile is equipped with multiple nuclear warheads that will separate in space and bomb multiple cities/military installations) SBLMs (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles) and ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.)]
Re:6:14: And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together [mushroom clouds]; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places [World-wide devastation: mountains torn down, entire continents thrown out of place, tidal waves drowning entire islands, etc. See Isaiah 24.]
Re:6:15: And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains [The devastation and its resulting effects on Earth will be so great that every person in the whole world, including Presidents, Kings, Parliaments, Congresses, etc., will be hiding themselves to survive.];
Re:6:16: And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb [The destruction and global shaking of this nuclear-holocaust earthquake will be on such a scale that people will actually believe that God/Jesus is coming to destroy the Earth. I also believe this could be the result of atmospheric explosions of super-EMP nuclear weapons to knock out our communications grid before a full-out nuclear attack. These would appear "as lightning lights the sky from the east to the west", which is a sign of Jesus' return. Hence, American Christians will think the Lord has returned but will instead be minutes away from their doom.]:
Re:6:17: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? [Actually a true statement.]

The Resulting Catastrophe of Babylon’s Destruction   
Here we have Isaiah describing the full scope of the nuclear destruction of America and its result on the Earth.
Isa:24:1: Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof [The result of a total nuclear holocaust on America.]
Isa:24:2: And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him [No one will be exempt from God’s wrath.]
Isa:24:3: The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.
Isa:24:4: The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
Isa:24:5: The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant [Yes, we have done all this.]
Isa:24:6: Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Isa:24:7: The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
Isa:24:8: The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
Isa:24:9: They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
Isa:24:10: The city of confusion is broken down [America]: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
Isa:24:11: There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
Isa:24:12: In the city is left desolation [America], and the gate is smitten with destruction [nuclear].
Isa:24:13: When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
Isa:24:14: They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
Isa:24:15: Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
Isa:24:16: From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous.  But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me!  the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously [The ten nations under the authority of the Beast will betray and destroy America.]
Isa:24:17: Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.
Isa:24:18: And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake [Nowhere in America will be a guaranteed safe place to hide; those who flee the blasts will be consumed in earthquakes and earth changes.]
Isa:24:19: The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
Isa:24:20: The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again [The impact of hundreds of simultaneously exploding nuclear weapons will cause a global earthquake that will literally move the Earth off its axis/orbit (This may be how the days at the end of the world will be shortened for the elect’s sake.)]
Isa:24:21: And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth [Note Revelation 6:15-17, the destruction will be so great that Presidents, Kings, etc of all the nations on the world will be fearful and hide themselves, convinced that God is pouring out His wrath (Which is true because God will use the wicked Beast as the weapon of His wrath against America – see Revelation 17:17.)]

Fallout from America’s nuclear destruction (I find it interesting that the next few Judgments on Earth after the sixth seal is opened are indicative of a nuclear fallout scenario, so I included them here whether this is the case or not.)
Re:8:6: And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
Re:8:7: The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up [Exotic effects from mass nuclear weapons explosion?]
Re:8:10: And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Re:8:11: And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter [nuclear fallout?]
Re:8:12: And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise [results of nuclear-winter scenario?]

The Type: a once-fulfilled prophecy against an ancient Babylon whose way of life and subsequent destruction is symbolic of the future Babylon.
These verses have been fulfilled in their time but they prophetically foreshadow America and its destruction.
Isa:13:1: The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
Isa:13:2: Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
Isa:13:3: I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
Isa:13:4: The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
Isa:13:5: They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation [They will be nuclear weapons in our case.], to destroy the whole land [God will pour out His wrath on the entire nation of America.]
Isa:13:6: Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty [Do not forget this important fact.]
Isa:13:7: Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt [Can you imagine the fear on hearing such news?] :
Isa:13:8: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames [Can you imagine as you look on your friends’ and family’s faces when you know that nuclear destruction is inevitably coming within the hour?]
Isa:13:9: Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Isa:13:10: For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Isa:13:11: And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Isa:13:12: I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Isa:13:13: Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger [The ensuing destruction of America will cause vast Earth changes.]
Isa:13:14: And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
Isa:13:15: Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
Isa:13:16: Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes [This is my greatest fear for myself and everyone with little ones and babies, woe to us that God’s wrath is so great!]; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
Isa:13:17: Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Isa:13:18: Their bows [The devices that send up the arrows (nuclear missiles.)] also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children [Weep for the children.]
Isa:13:19: And Babylon [America], the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah [completely and with fire].
Isa:13:20: It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation [Because the radiation and nuclear fallout shall ruin the land.]: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
Isa:13:21: But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
Isa:13:22: And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Isa:14:4: That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased!  the golden city ceased!
Isa:14:5: The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
Isa:14:6: He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
Isa:14:22: For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD [no survivors?]
Isa:14:23: I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts [total annihilation].
Isa:14:24: The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.
Isa:14:27: For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?  and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Isa:47:1: Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
Isa:47:2: Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
Isa:47:3: Thy n*kedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
Isa:47:4: As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
Isa:47:5: Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
Isa:47:6: I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
Isa:47:7: And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it [America forgot that God will not allow sin to continue forever without consequence.]
Isa:47:8: Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children [See Revelation 18 excerpt above for same words]:
Isa:47:9: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood [See Revelation 18, it will take place within one hour.]: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Isa:47:10: For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me.  Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
Isa:47:11: Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth [Although if you listen, I’m telling you; it will be a surprise nuclear attack by the Beast and his confederation – most likely China/Russia cooperation]: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly [one hour], which thou shalt not know [This is why Jesus tells us to be sober and watch and pray because we don’t know what hour our lives will be ended; be faithful and strong to the very end and be saved.]
Isa:47:12: Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
Isa:47:13: Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels.  Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee [If they’re so smart and so good at predicting, why don't they see this destruction coming is what God is asking].
Isa:47:14: Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
Isa:47:15: Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander everyone to his quarter; none shall save thee [And who could save us if the Lord is against us?]

Jer:50:1: The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
Jer:50:2: 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.
Jer:50:3: For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
Jer:50:4: 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 [If I was a gambling man, I’d say expect a mass exodus of Jews from America before its destruction.]
Jer:50:5: 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.
Jer:50:6: My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray [Rabbinical Judaism has denied and forsaken Jesus Christ the Son of God], they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.
Jer:50:7: 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.
Jer:50:8: 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 [Again, I’d expect a mass exodus].
Jer:50:9: For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country [ten to be exact]: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows [nuclear missiles] shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain [They will surely hit their marks – 300,000,000 confirmed kills.]
Jer:50:10: And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD [Plenty of nations can’t stand us and would love to see this happen.]
Jer:50:11: 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;
Jer:50:12: Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations [America, a young nation before the end of the world] shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Jer:50:13: Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate [wholly, completely desolate from nuclear weapons]: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished , and hiss at all her plagues.
Jer:50:14: Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows [nuclear missiles]: for she hath sinned against the LORD.
Jer:50:15: 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 [Note: “as she hath done, do unto her” (Hiroshima, Nagasaki; hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians killed in their cities in a moment.)]
Jer:50:16: 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.
Jer:50:17: 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.
Jer:50:18: 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.
Jer:50:19: 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.
Jer:50:20: 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 [it will be some time during the Great Tribulation when the Jews repent and turn to Jesus Christ for salvation].
Jer:50:21: 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.
Jer:50:22: A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
Jer:50:23: How is the hammer of the whole earth [America is the greatest military power in the world with over 100-plus military bases spread in foreign countries around the world] cut asunder and broken!  how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Jer:50:24: 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.
Jer:50:25: The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation [nuclear weapons]: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans [So if for some reason when the missiles are coming you think that God has forsaken you, know that it is not true – He is just pouring out His wrath on our nation. Salvation in Christ is still honored among by God for those who die in this Judgment.]
Jer:50:26: 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.
Jer:50:27: Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them!  for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Jer:50:28: The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon [Get out if you can!], to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
Jer:50:29: 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.
Jer:50:30: Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day [The US military will be destroyed and all foreign bases will be attacked and destroyed as well – God will make sure that none are spared], saith the LORD.
Jer:50:31: 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.
Jer:50:32: 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.
Jer:50:33: 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.
Jer:50:34: Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Jer:50:35: A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
Jer:50:36: A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed [All the actors/actresses, sports stars, politicians, entertainers, millionaires, billionaires, generals, Congress – everyone will be slain equally. Can you even imagine such a thing?]
Jer:50:37: 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.
Jer:50:38: 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 [Our anything-goes spiritual environment – I always find it ironic that we even have a show called “American Idol.” Don’t people know that this stuff displeases God?].
Jer:50:39: 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.
Jer:50:40: As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof [I think this sounds the alarm for Mexico and Canada as well. Such close proximity to a nuclear holocaust will surely take them down as well], saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
Jer:50:41: 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.
Jer:50:42: 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.
Jer:50:43: 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 [This could be Obama. Could you imagine being the president when you find out that your entire nation is about to obliterated and HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people’s lives are about to be snuffed out?]
Jer:50:44: 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?
Jer:50:45: 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.
Jer:50:46: At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved [See Revelation 6 and opening of the sixth seal, see also Isaiah 24] and the cry is heard among the nations.
Jer:51:1: 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;
Jer:51:2: And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble [one day; one hour] they shall be against her round about.
Jer:51:3: 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 [everyone!].
Jer:51:4: Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
Jer:51:5: 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.
Jer:51:6: 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.
Jer:51:7: 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.
Jer:51:8: Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed [See Revelation 14:8, 18:2]: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.
Jer:51:9: 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 [Get out now if you can.]
Jer:51:10: The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
Jer:51:11: 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.
Jer:51:12: 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.
Jer:51:13: O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness [See Revelation 17].
Jer:51:14: The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.
Jer:51:15: 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.
Jer:51:16: 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.
Jer:51:17: 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.
Jer:51:18: They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Jer:51:19: 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.
Jer:51:20: 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;
Jer:51:21: 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;
Jer:51:22: 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;
Jer:51:23: 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.
Jer:51:24: 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.
Jer:51:25: 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.
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 for ever, saith the LORD [because of radiation contamination].
Jer:51:27: 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 caterpillers.
Jer:51:28: 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.
Jer:51:29: 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 [everyone dies!].
Jer:51:30: The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.
Jer:51:31: 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,
Jer:51:32: And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted [The US military, the greatest in the world, shall be scared to death.]
Jer:51:33: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
Jer:51:34: 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.
Jer:51:35: 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.
Jer:51:36: 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.
Jer:51:37: And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Jer:51:38: They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lion's whelps.
Jer:51:39: 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.
Jer:51:40: I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
Jer:51:41: How is Sheshach taken!  and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! [The whole Earth shall be surprised indeed!]  how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! [Who can believe it even now that America will be completely and utterly destroyed!]
Jer:51:42: The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
Jer:51:43: 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.
Jer:51:44: 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.
Jer:51:45: My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
Jer:51:46: 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.
Jer:51:47: 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.
Jer:51:48: 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.
Jer:51:49: As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.
Jer:51:50: Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
Jer:51:51: 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.
Jer:51:52: 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.
Jer:51:53: 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 [All our national defense will be in vain.]
Jer:51:54: A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
Jer:51:55: 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:
Jer:51:56: 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.
Jer:51:57: 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.
Jer:51:58: 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.
Jer:51:59: 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.
Jer:51:60: So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.
Jer:51:61: And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;
Jer:51:62: 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.
Jer:51:63: 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:
Jer:51:64: 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 [and now, Jon C Minor].

A further understanding of our situation
Ge:6:12: And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Ge:6:13: And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Jon:3:8: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
Jon:3:9: Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Na:3:1: Woe to the bloody city!  It is all full of lies and robbery [politicians, lobbyists, special interests, bankers, mainstream media, etc, etc]; the prey departeth not [We are all their victims and we stick around to take more and more];
Na:3:2: The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the prancing horses, and of the jumping chariots.
Na:3:3: The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcasses; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
Na:3:4: Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts [America], that selleth nations through her whoredoms [Any number of propped-up dictators America has placed in third world countries that will pursue American corporation interests rather than their own citizens' interests], and families through her witchcrafts.
Na:3:5: Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy n*kedness, and the kingdoms thy shame [Wikileaks, Anonymous, LulzSecurity, etc].
Na:3:6: And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing stock [The whole world laughs and mocks us even now because of the profane filth that comes from our corrupt, greedy lifestyles, and our corrupt greedy Hollywood, and our corrupt greedy politicians.].
Na:3:7: And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh [America] is laid waste: who will bemoan her?  Whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
Na:3:8: Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
Na:3:9: Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
Na:3:10: Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets [America, repent or see your children suffer the same (I have a daughter and a wife so the stakes are just as high for me)]: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
Na:3:11: Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
Na:3:12: All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Na:3:13: Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies [China, Russia, Islam]: the fire shall devour thy bars [nuclear fire].
Na:3:14: Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln [All of our preparations to protect ourselves from terrorist attacks and foreign powers will be in vain - “except that the Lord keep the city, the watchman watches in vain.”].
Na:3:15: There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.
Na:3:16: Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven [indicative of our consumer-driven lifestyles]: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
Na:3:17: Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers [We have millions of authority figures in this country], which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
Na:3:18: Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.
Na:3:19: There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually [For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of America’s (Babylon’s) fornication.]?

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