YERMEYAHU [JEREMIAH] CHAPTERS 50 AND 51 Studies:
IS the new AMERICA of OBAMA THE NEW BAVEL, THE DAUGHTER OF BAVEL OR THE LEV-KAMAI OF JEREMIAH 51:1?
LEV-KAMAI; “THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE HEART OF THOSE WHO RISE AGAINST ME”
THIS STUDY; focusing on Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51 in total without too much wandering to other scriptures, will attempt to focus on this one question in light of todays events and our American societies present cult-ural propensity to roll in sin and to commit many abominations.
Biblically, the historical Babylon, “Bavel”, is characterized by a “great Tower” reaching up to heaven, which was destroyed by Yahweh during Nimrods reign. ECCLESIASTICAL BABYLON [BAVEL] IS SYMBOLIZED BY A SATANIC, PAGAN WOMAN [POWER] RIDING A BEAST [PRINCIPALITY] AND POLITICAL BABYLON [BAVEL/LEV-KAMAI], defined as “those who live in the heart of those who rise against Me” Jeremiah 51:1, a destroying wind] is symbolized by a ‘Mighty City” [Ethnos]; a center of trade, commerce and power.
The destiny of POLITICAL BABYLON is a processional series of trials and tribulations that Yahweh will pour out upon planet Earth, causing the World Economy to crash, and then finally destroy the “Great City, Babylon in a single day. We know what happened to Historical Babylon. It joined the other former Imperial Powers in the dustbin of history.
AS FOR ECCLESIASTICAL BABYLON, many prophetic scholars believe that the worldwide purpose driven, inclusive, religious Babylon shall be some sort of ecumenical extension of the present day Roman Catholic Church, Protestantism and Islam. There is much merit to that view, since the Pope and the Vatican are today, the primary driving force behind the Ecumenical Movement in professing “IANITY”, actually “Churchianity”, where denominational and doctrinal differences are both sacrificed for the sake of a unified “One Religion fits all” faith aimed at joining with Islam from whom the anti-messiah [Mahdi] will come.
It could also just as well be a brand new paradigm, inclusive, purpose driven, organizational structure beyond Catholicism that will constitute the final World Religious Babylon combining the World Council of Churches and Reform and Liberal Synagogues, Non Fundamental Islamic Mosques, Ashrams, New Age, Pagan, Wicca, along with the accommodation of all the other “World Faiths”. POLITICAL BABYLON [LEV-KAMAI], however, is biblically described in much greater detail. Just as the Anti-messiah is not named but can be identified by his description, so POLITICAL BABYLON can be pictured by the numerous prophecies given in scripture to describe her.
IS THE USA THE NEW LEV-KAMAI JOINED TO THE BABYLON OF JEREMIAH 51? LEV-KAMAI IS LITERALLY “THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE HEART OF THOSE WHO RISE AGAINST ME” IN THE HEBREW LANGUAGE WRITTEN IN JEREMIAH 51:1;
This says YAHWEH GOD; See, I will rise up against Bavel, and against them that dwell in Lev-Kamai that rise up against Me, a destroying wind.
THE BIBLE REFERS TO SEVERAL KINDS OF “BABYLON”—A LITERAL COUNTRY NAMED BABYLON, WHICH TODAY ENCOMPASSES THE LANDS OCCUPIED BY THE NATIONS OF IRAQ AND IRAN. THEN THERE IS A FINANCIAL BABYLON, A RELIGIOUS BABYLON, AND A POLITICAL WORLD POWER ALSO CALLED “BABYLON.”
The prophets of the Tanakh (Old Testament) wrote often about Yahweh’s judgment coming down upon “Mystery Babylon” at the Acharit Hayamim (End 0f Days). In the B’rit Chadashah (New testament) as well, it details the terrible devastation that Yahweh will pour out on “Babylon” at the time of the End of the Age. It seems clear that these passages do not refer to the geographical lands of Iraq and Iran, which fail to come anywhere close to the wealth, power and world influence required of these various “Babylons” at the End Times judgments of Yahweh God. So the question then becomes – Do these verses seem to describe America?
THE 15 CHARACTERISTICS OF BABYLON [BAVEL]
1) Babylon is an end-time nation [ETHNOS] judged by Yahweh “in those APPOINTED days and in that APPOINTED time” and in the “day of YA’AKOV’S trouble.” This refers to the APPOINTED time [IN TORAH AND TANAKH] of Jacob’s trouble and the birth pangs leading to the coming of the Messiah, YESHUA (Isaiah 13:8, 13, and 21:3; also Jeremiah 50:4, 20; 51:2, 43).
2) “Babylon” AT THAT APPOINTED TIME IS an economically, MILITARILY AND POLITICALLY super-powerful nation (Jeremiah 50:37, 51:13; and Revelation 18:3, 19).
3) Babylon is populated by “A mixed and mingled people” DIVORCED FROM THEIR ROOTS (Jeremiah 50:37).
4) Geographically, Babylon is a land “that dwells upon many waters” (Jeremiah 51:13).
5) Babylon is a country that has defeated mighty kingdoms through MANY wars (Jeremiah 50:23, 51:2, 20-21).
6) Babylon is a mighty military power (Jeremiah 51:53).
7) Babylon has turned away [LEV-KAMAI; “THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE HEART OF THOSE WHO RISE AGAINST ME”] from the HOLY ONE of Israel and rejoice in opposing him and his chosen PEOPLE ISRAEL (Jeremiah 50:11, 24, 29, 38; 51:1).
8) Babylon is the chief of ALL trading nations in the world at the APPOINTED time of the end [YOM YAHWEH] (revelation 18: 11-19).
9) Babylon is an arrogant MULTI-RELIGIOUS nation, believing it will never experience the wrath of Yahweh for her PRIDE FILLED evil HALACHA ways (Isaiah 47:5-11; Revelation 18:7-8).
10) Babylon is attacked by nations from the north and destroyed by “extremely accurate arrows” [HEBREW –YARAH] (guided nuclear- missiles OR POINTED AND AIMED FALSE DOCTRINES Fulfilling SATAN’S PLAN TO MIX SCRIPTURAL TRUTH WITH SUNGOD WORSHIPING, PROSPERITY PAGANISM) (Jeremiah 50:9; 51:3).
11) Babylon will be destroyed by “fire in all her cities,” most likely caused by A rain of nuclear fire OR THE FIRE OF FALSE RELIGIOUS SEMI-PAGANIZED REVIVALS LEADING THE PEOPLE TO PURPOSFULLY SELF DESTRUCT AS HAPPENED TO ISRAEL (Jeremiah 50:32; Revelation 18:8).
12) Babylon will be destroyed in a similar way that Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah WHO MIXED YAHWEH’S TORAH BASED, GRACE GIVEN SPIRITUAL DNA WITH THE PAGAN MOON WORSHIPING EDOMITES FALSE PROSPERITY DIETIES SUCH AS MOLOCH, THE NOW REBORN ABORTION GOD WHO REQUIRED THAT OUR INNOCENT CHILDREN BE PASSED “THROUGH THE FIRE” IN HIS BELLY; NOT THEIR MOTHERS WOMB (Isaiah 13:19; Jeremiah 50:40).
13) all The nations of the world will tremble WITH UNKNOWING fear at the SUDDEN SELF INITIATED utter destruction of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:46; Revelation 18:9-10).
14) When Babylon is destroyed, the PAST sins of THE HOUSE OF Israel WHO ARE STILL ASTRAY and THE HOUSE OF JUDAH [the jewish people] WHO ARE NOW IN ERETZ ISRAEL, will be forgiven by YAHWEH WHEN THEY recognize, accept and repent over their returning messiah, YESHUA, WHO SAID IN Matthew 15:24, “THEY DID NOT SEND ME BUT TO THE LOST SHEEP OF BEIT YISRAEL [HOUSE OF ISRAEL] WHO WENT ASTRAY” (Jeremiah 50:20; Zechariah 12:10-13:2; Romans 11:26-27).
15) When Israel flees THE Babylon OF THEIR DISPERSION and returns [MAKES ALIYAH] to the ETERNAL COVENANT land of ERETZ Israel, they will enter into a NEW, ETERNAL (RE-new-ED) covenant CONFIRMED IN genesis 15 BY “WALKING BETWEEN THE PIECES” OF THE SACRIFICE that will stand forever, ushering in the millennium, the Messianic Age OF THE MELECH-TZADIK [KING-RIGHTEOUS], OUR SAVIOR; YESHUA HA MOSHIACH (Jeremiah 31:31-34; 50:4-5; Ezekiel 37:26-28).
Considering the first nine characteristics of Babylon above, what other nation in the world today fits the pattern described? What other nation besides America is the richest, most technologically superior, the greatest mercantile nation which rules the seas and the airways AND IS religiously rebellious even though it sends out the most “x-ian” missionaries (80% of the world’s total), and thereby IS SELFRIGHEOUSLY believing THAT Yahweh could never be displeased with her; IS arrogantly AND PROUDLY leading the push to divide up the land of Israel and her capitol Jerusalem, and in her leader’s own words, the “most powerful military machine in all history?” if any nation other than the USA fulfills all these prophecies, then i don’t know who that might be. In truth, the evidence from my perspective is overwhelming that the nation being portrayed by these scriptures is the United States of America. it grieves me to conclude this, but the characteristics being described appear too strongly TO NOT suggest this. Other expositors believe that a literal Babylon will be reborn and achieve great stature, and it is this Babylon centered on modern Iraq that will be judged and destroyed. THESE VIEWS STEM FROM ERRONEOUS INITIAL PREMISES, WHICH PARSE SCRIPTURE INTO VERSAL SOUNDBITES IN ORDER TO VERIFY A SELF DESCRIBED PREMISE BASED UPON A LIMITED MODERN WORDVIEW OUTSIDE OF A HEBREW ROOT PERSPECTIVE.
When the sun goes down every night, America becomes a very frightening place. There are communities all over the country where drug dealing, human trafficking and gang violence have gotten so out of control that authorities don’t really know what to do about it. In America tonight, thousands of meth heads will break into homes as they desperately search for enough money for another hit. In America tonight, thousands of children will be sold for sex at truck stops and on street corners. In America tonight, millions of criminal predators will be searching for a new victim. From the top levels of the federal government all the way down to the most depraved criminals on the street, America is rotting. Once upon a time our tremendous affluence masked the moral decay that was happening in this nation, but now that the economy is falling apart the damage to the fabric of our society is being revealed. We Americans have become a nation of drug addicts, insane junkies, teenage thrill seekers and sexual predators. When we finally see the U.S. economy fully collapse, millions of desperate, angry and depraved monsters will take out their sick frustrations on all the rest of us.
The BESORAH [good news], Of course, is THAT our atonement has already been made on the TREE OF GOL-GOTHA by YESHUA, the Jewish messiah WHO FULFILLED [FILLED UP IN HIMSELF] THE TYPE AND SHADOW PLAY OF GOOD THINGS TO COME SHOWN BY THE ALMIGHTY IN GENESIS, CHAPTER 15. he paid the full price AND REVERSED THE CURSES so that all these horrors spoken of here will not be experienced by anyone who puts his or her full trust in the sacrifice given us by Yahweh the father, who sent his son to die so that everyone who believes in him will not experience Yahweh’s wrath BUT WILL BE “HIDDEN UNDER THE SHADOW OF HIS TALLIT [WINGS, KANAPH, PRAYER SHAWL] BEHIND THE DOORS THEREOF UNTIL THE INDIGNATION BE OVERPAST” (YESHA’YAHU, [ISAIAH] 26:20).
in the GAN’EDEN [garden of Eden], Yahweh gave our ancestors adam and HAVAH [eve] just one way to rebel, by eating of the one fruit OF THE TREE OF THE knowledge OF GOOD AND EVIL THAT he had commanded them not to eat THEREOF. in the same way, in the fullness of time, he sent his son, YESHUA, to pay a price we could not pay as the sole cure for our inherited rebellious natures. Through him, through the messiah, we could regain our state of paradise lost. That’s what being born-again OF THE SPIRIT REALLY means, and it is only those who have accepted that free gift of salvation who will be HIDDEN from the great judgments coming, not only ON “Babylon” but indeed upon the whole world.
EVEN SO, MAY HE COME SOON! MARANATHA, YESHUA H’ADON
The city of Rome is not the Babylon of prophecy. Rome has wrongly been associated with Babylon because of an erroneous identification of Daniel’s fourth beast with the Roman Empire. The Book of Daniel contains very little information about the Roman Empire as many theologians and historians in the top universities know. The fourth beast of Daniel is clearly shown to be an extension of the Greek Empire of Alexander the Great. It is particularly identified with the Seleucid Empire, which existed from 312 to 165 B.C.E. Those who claim that the Babylon of prophecy represents Rome make a fundamental mistake in interpretation. There is not any evidence in the Book of Daniel, which will remotely substantiate their claim. The Seleucid Empire, along with the previous sungod/Moongod based Empires are all Eastern based Empires with a common ROOT of the children of Edom in their various forms. The most likely modern candidate for the continuation of this prophetic line is the Islamic Caliphate empire which the modern Edomites; the followers of Islam, are trying to restore and expand worldwide today. There are different terminologies used in our times, but the GOAL is the SAME GOAL that Nimrod used when he declared his Messiahship and divinity as the sungod and as the Mahdi, savior and world imperator dictator Sol Dominus Invicta Mithras!
Why America is Mystery Babylon according to the words of Dumitru Duduman:
Yahweh’s angel explains to Dumitru Duduman:
DUMITRU: “If you are the angel of Yahweh, everything you tell me has to be written in the Bible. If it is not, then I can’t tell the Americans.”
ANGEL: “Tell them to read Jeremiah 51:8-15. He named it THE MYSTERY BABYLON, THE GREAT ADULTERESS. Also read Revelations Chapter 18, the whole chapter. There it says clearly what will happen to America.”
DUMITRU: Why did He name it THE MYSTERY BABYLON?”
ANGEL: “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 an Ian nation. Instead of stopping them, they went after their gods. Because of this, He named them THE MYSTERY BABYLON.”
“Tell my people to be prepared and be careful,” says the Almighty, “for everything I have decided will happen. Do not say in your hearts that the Almighty has said many things that have not happened yet because all things are decided by Me and everything has its appointed time. Draw closer to the Almighty, your Yahweh and cease doing evil things that I may give you victory. I, the Almighty will work in ways that you cannot even imagine, but be holy.
The sin of the GREAT WHORE has spread throughout the world. The stench of her sin has reached me and it will not be long until I will raise the whole ARAB world, the RUSSIANS and other countries against her, that they may destroy her.” 
 Excerpt from Through the Fire Without Burning, Dumitru Duduman’s testimony.
 Excerpt from “A Revelation (Nov.8, 1992)” in Dumitru Duduman’s compilation Dreams and Visions from Yahweh.
Dumitru Duduman (1932-1997) was a Romanian prophet, whom the Almighty sent to America to warn especially the American “ians” of Yahweh’s plan to judge America’s sins, i.e., “‘The Russian spies have discovered where the nuclear warehouses are in America. When the Americans will think that it is peace and safety – from the middle of the country, some of the people will start fighting against the government. The government will be busy with internal problems. Then from the ocean, from Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico…’ (He told me two other countries, but I didn’t remember what they were.) ‘…They will bomb the nuclear warehouses. When they explode, America will burn!'” Duduman was given Jeremiah 51:8-15, Revelation 18, and Zechariah 14 as the explanation for the identification of America as Babylon the Great. “Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon [the United States of America], make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the ALMIGHTY hath both devised and done that which He spake against the inhabitants of Babylon” (Jeremiah 51:12). Though it is accurate to designate the One World Church as the “Babylon the Great” (Revelation 18:2) that is destroyed in Revelation 18, it is not a misappropriation to view the judgment of America as a precursor fulfillment of the Revelation 18 destruction. “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. 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, and the merchants of the Earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies… 5 For her sins have reached unto Heaven, and Yahweh hath remembered her iniquities… 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day [YOM YAHWEH], death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Almighty Yahweh who judgeth her” (Revelation 18:2, 3, 5, 8). In explanation of “Why did Yahweh name America MYSTERY BABYLON?” Duduman was told, “Tell them, because all the nations of the world immigrated to America with their own gods and were not stopped. Encouraged by the freedom here, the wickedness began to increase. Later on, even though America was established as an “Ian” nation, the American people began to follow the strange gods that the immigrants had brought in, and also turned their backs on the Almighty, Yahweh who had built and prospered this country”.
Many writers throughout history have expounded upon these scriptures included in this study; written through the lenses of their preferred worldviews; largely ignoring the clear Hebrew Roots of Scripture. This resulted in their ignorance of the admonition that “If one begins with a false or flawed premise; then everything downstream of that premise will also be wrong!” Perhaps anti- Semitism had a lot to do with this twisted mindset; resulting in myriads of useless documents through the years whose twisted conclusions led millions of readers astray from the truth.
This is the introduction. Now let us examine and comment on the Scriptures.
The comments shall be in italicized scrip and will be tied to each verse of scripture as it occurs.
Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah, the neviim:
To Our Forefathers Yisrael; a word against Bavel and the Daughter of Bavel in the Yom [Day of] Yahweh:
Jeremiah 49: 39 will preface our presentation.
[Jer 49:39] says: But it shall come to pass in the latter-days that I will bring again the exile of Eylam, says Yahweh.
It appears that all of these diverse judgments against the incestuous offspring of Lot, or the fleshly offspring of Edom in the previous chapter, are permanent in exile unless reversed individually in the latter-days by these individuals joining with King Yeshua and His Kingdom as part of the greater restored Commonwealth of Yisrael. This makes it imperative for those so called, to engage the Muslims with the Besora [gospel] of Yeshua HaMoshiach.
This is the word, which Yahweh spoke concerning Bavel, concerning the land of the Kasdim [Chaldeans], through Yirmeyahu the prophet: “Declare it among the nations, proclaim it! Hoist a banner, proclaim it, and don’t hide it! Say: ‘Bavel is captured. Bel is shamed, Merodach disgraced, her images shamed, her idols disgraced.’ For from the north a nation is marching against her that will desolate her land. No one will live there — both humans and animals have fled and gone.
The first instance is when the Medo-Persian Empire consumed the Babylonian empire. This is also seen as a dual application with an end-time application as well.
In those days, at that time,” says Yahweh, “the people [house] of Isra’el will come, together with the people [house] of Y’hudah. They will weep [in repentance and joy] as they go their way, seeking Yahweh their Elohim.
This is a future prophetic utterance and is an indication that Ephraim [the northern kingdom of Israel] now in Diaspora throughout the nations, will return at the end of the age prior to the Tribulation or early into it. There will only be one way to find Yahweh, their Elohim and that is through the shed blood of the final sacrificial Lamb of Israel. They will go together with redeemed Judah [the Jews] from the nations, especially America, where the majority of the Diaspora still remain; together under the Banner of King Messiah, Yeshua and both Houses; meeting all of the conditions set forth in scripture for the true and permanent reunion as set forth in Ezekiel 37 [the two trees or sticks] and Yeshua’s Midrash on the prodigal son returning. This includes the fact that the two, reunited houses will have the same King Messiah and the same Shepherd. This also indicates that the unsaved Jews in the Holy land since 1948 are a prophetic fulfillment in their own right, but are not those spoken of here and in other, similar passages. Both Houses shall come together and shall return together; without one catching up with another group that is already in the land and living as unbelievers in the King, Moshiach Yeshua. Both Houses are finally seen returning on the Zion road together, as they flee the pagan practices of Babylon [verse 8]. This joyful reunion is characterized by weeping tears of joy at being redeemed through the grace of the Almighty. Glory to the Lamb, forever and forever!! This Jeremiah 50 passage is universally recognized as being set in an eschatological and prophetic time frame; due in part to the prophetic Hebraic idiom, “In those days, at that time” used in verse 4 which indicates, as an Hebraic idiom, that it is signaling the end of this age, the Yom Yahweh. This is “The LORD’s Day” of judgment prophetically spoken in Revelation, Chapter One to John by Yeshua.
They will ask the way to Tziyon; and, turning their faces toward it, will say, ‘Come, let us join ourselves to Yahweh by an everlasting brit [covenant] never to be forgotten.’
Both houses will be in one accord, with one King, and one Constitution; the Torah of the Almighty. The “everlasting brit” is the fulfillment of Jeremiah 31:31 accomplished by Yeshua’s blood of atonement that will never be forgotten or added to since the one that Yeshua cut with both houses is the last one given between Yahweh and mankind. It is designed to take all of His children into eternity fully forgiven, safe and sound.
My people have been lost sheep. My shepherds made them go astray, turning them loose in the mountains. As they wandered from mountain to hill, they lost track of where their home is.
“Where is the way to the Place of the House; who will help us find it and what is His Name?” This is why Yeshua said very clearly in Matthew 15:24, “I have only been sent to the LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL”. What part of that does the Church not understand? All of it, I think. He means ALL of Jacobs’s children, natural and adopted in this Hebraic Matthew context, and those who desired to join them in the eternal covenant that shall never be forgotten. [Romans 12: the Olive Tree connection]. Yahweh holds the shepherds accountable and not the people, which is why many people in false religious systems still can be saved today and love Yahweh and His precious Son, Yeshua. GLORY!! In the last days while the great restoration is being prepared, there will still be some false Yisraelite shepherds; suffering from what some call and what is known as “The Jerusalem Complex”, who see themselves as the self-appointed modern “Moses” in bringing the nation home by negotiating with the government and the orthodox, who control immigration. That is why the verse refers to this deception now taking place at the end of the age back upon the very mountains of Israel themselves. These false shepherds have turned these believers away at the very brink of their return to safety; resulting quite often with crushing their hopes of making Aliyah and resulting in a desperate denial of their King Messiah, Yeshua, who alone can bring the regathering to pass. The King who has promised to take them and us home without fleshly “wheeling and dealing” is Yeshua, our true resting place.
Everyone finding them ate them up. Their enemies said, ‘We aren’t guilty; for they sinned against Yahweh, the resting place of justice; yes, against Yahweh, their ancestors’ hope.’
The enemies of Israel are the false shepherds who promise false hopes of return and an end of the exile of Ephraim. Some replacement theology advocates feel that they have the right to deceive Yisraelites because “YHWH has forsaken the Jews” as they falsely believe, even though Paul says the opposite which they conveniently forget or twist. Others feel, wrongly; that loving Yeshua is idolatry. The Jews, especially the Orthodox, hold this position generally.
Flee from Bavel! Leave the land of the Kasdim! Be like male goats leading the flock;
This is Symbolic of courageous visionary Messianic and former Christian leaders who lead others in fleeing the pagan practices of the nations. In the last days, this is fulfilled in Rev. 18:4 where YHWH calls the Messianic chosen people out of Babylonian pagan ways to prepare them for the restored kingdom on earth.
For I will stir up and bring against Bavel an alliance of great nations from the country to the north. They will array themselves against her; from there she will be captured. Their arrows are like those of a death-dealing warrior; none will return in vain.
The Medo-Persian Empire did this in ancient times.
The land of the Kasdim will be plundered; all who plunder it will get enough,” says Yahweh. “Because you are glad, because you exult, you plunderers of my heritage; because you frisk like a calf in the grass and neigh like stallions; your mother will be utterly shamed; she who bore you will be disgraced. Here she is! — Last among the nations, a desert, parched and barren. Because of the anger of Yahweh, no one will live there any more; all of it will be desolate. Everyone passing Bavel will whistle in shock at all her plagues. “Take your positions surrounding Bavel, all you whose bows are strung; shoot at her, spare no arrows; because she sinned against Yahweh.
The sin of the people in the land today is their refusal to accept or even see Yeshua/Jesus, their Messiah, and even to blaspheme His Name!
From all sides raise the war cry against her! Now she surrenders! Her buttresses fall; her walls are thrown down, for this is the vengeance of Yahweh. Avenge yourself on her! As she has done, do to her! Cut off the sower from Bavel and the reaper with sickle at harvest-time. For fear of the destroying sword, everyone returns to his own people, each one flees to his own land. “Isra’el is a stray lamb, driven away by lions. First to devour him was Ashur’s king; and the last to break his bones is this N’vukhadretzar king of Bavel.”
In this verse which is another of many confirmations of the TWO HOUSES of ISRAEL; Israel broke itself up at the end of Solomon’s reign into TWO warring kingdoms, thereby making itself vulnerable to YHWH’s judgment which was executed by foreign, pagan kings to attack and drag them off into captivity and dispersion among the ethnos [nations]. Note the progression of events. First, the Northern split kingdom of Israel was drug off by the Assyrian empire and, second; the Southern kingdom of Judah was hauled into captivity by the Babylonian empire. Will this history repeat itself today? It is obvious that it will! America has already drug itself into this morass; being the principal residence of Ephraim in these last days.
Therefore Yahweh-Tzavu’ot, the Eloah of Isra’el, says: “I will punish the king of Bavel and his land as I punished the king of Ashur. I will bring Isra’el back to his pasture, to graze on the Carmel and the Bashan, on the hills of Efrayim and in Gil’ad until he has his fill. In those days, at that time [the last days],” says Yahweh, “Isra’el’s guilt will be sought, but there will be none, and Y’hudah’s sins, but they won’t be found; for I will pardon the remnant I leave. The saved, forgiven and pardoned remnant of both Houses shall all return. “Attack the land of Meratayim; attack it and those living in P’kod. Waste them, utterly destroy them; do all I have ordered you,” says Yahweh. “The sound of battle is heard in the land, with great destruction! How the hammer of the whole earth lies hacked apart and shattered! What an object of horror among the nations Bavel has become!
This is another Dual Application. The historic, as well as the eschatological Babylon, both of whom are characterized by Yisrael’s TWO HOUSES being set free from their bondages in the last days which is a parallel replay of the event of the first exodus from Egypt.
I set a trap and caught you, Bavel, before you knew it. You were discovered and seized, because you challenged Yahweh. Yahweh has opened his store of arms and brought out the weapons of his wrath; for Yahweh Elohei-Tzva’ot has work to do in the land of the Kasdim. Attack her from every direction! Open her stores of grain! Pile her up like heaps of grain; destroy her completely; leave nothing! Kill all her bulls! Let them go down to be slaughtered! Woe to them! for their day has come, the time for them to be punished.” Hear the sound of the fugitives, of those escaping from Bavel, coming to proclaim in Tziyon the vengeance of Yahweh our Elohim, vengeance over his temple. “Call up archers against Bavel, all whose bows are strung. Besiege her from every side; let no one escape. Repay her for her deeds; as she has done, do to her. For she insulted Yahweh, the Holy One of Isra’el. This is why her young men will fall in her open places, why all her warriors will be silenced on that day,” says Yahweh. “I am against you, arrogant [nation],” says Yahweh Elohei-Tzva’ot. “For your day has come, the time for you to be punished. The arrogant [nation] will stumble and fall and no one will lift him up again. I will set his cities on fire, and it will devour everything around him.” Thus says Yahweh-Tzavu’ot: “The people of Isra’el are oppressed, and so are the people of Y’hudah. Those who took them captive hold them fast; they refuse to let them go.
Captive people are valuable as monetary units and their presence adds money to the captor’s pockets. It is all about greed and control of the slaves [wage earners]. As we have been oppressed together, so we shall return together with joy and weeping
But their redeemer is strong; Yahweh-Tsava’ot is his name. He will thoroughly plead their cause, so that he can give rest to the land but unrest to those who live in Bavel. Yahweh says, “A sword hangs over the Kasdim, and over those who live in Bavel, over her leaders and over her sages. A sword hangs over the lying diviners; they will become fools. A sword hangs over her warriors; they will be disgraced. A sword hangs over their horses, also over their chariots, also over the foreigners within her; they will become like women. A sword hangs over her treasures; they will be robbed. A drought hangs over her waters; they will be dried up. For this is a land of idols; they go mad over these horrors of theirs. “Therefore wildcats and jackals will live there, and ostriches will settle there. It will never again be peopled; it will be uninhabited age after age; when Yahweh overthrew Sodom, `Amora and their neighboring towns,” says Yahweh. “No one will settle there any more, no human being will live there again. “Look! A people are coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth. They are armed with bow and spear; they are cruel, without compassion; their sound is like the roaring sea, as they ride forth on horses. Their men take their battle positions against you, daughter of Bavel.
The king of Bavel has heard news of them; his hands droop, helpless. Anguish seizes hold of him and pain, like a woman in labor. “It will be like a lion coming up from the thickets of the Yarden against a strong settlement; in an instant I will chase him away and appoint over it whomever I choose. For who is like me? Who can call me to account? What shepherd can stand up to me?” So hear the plan of Yahweh that he has devised against Bavel, and his goals that he will accomplish against the land of the Kasdim: the least of the flock will drag them away; their own pasture will be in shock at them. At the sound of Bavel’s capture the earth quakes; their cry is heard throughout the nations.
This is the same as “the outcry of Sodom” with similar predictable results.
Yahweh says this: “Against Bavel and those living in Lev-Kamai I will stir up a destructive wind. Literally, lev-kamai means “those who live in the heart of those who rise against me.”
All of the following Scriptures in chapter 51 have a dual application, both in the historic destruction by Medo-Persia, and the end-time application of the destruction of the Babylonian beast system, including AMERICA; one of the ten heads!
Against Bavel I will send foreigners to winnow her and leave her land empty. They will besiege her from every side on the day of disaster. Let the archer draw his bow [Yarah], let him flaunt his coat of mail; do not spare her young men, completely destroy her whole army.
In the land of the Kasdim the slain will fall, those thrust through [by the sword of the WORD of YESHUA] in her streets. Isra’el and Y’hudah are not left widowed of their Holy One, Yahweh-Tsava’ot; but the land of [the Kasdim] is full of guilt before the Holy One of Isra’el.”
Though painfully corrected and disciplined, neither House will ever be forsaken by YHWH. Yeshua and the Renewed Covenant is proof of that fact. There can be no argument here; else the scripture denier shall be numbered with the heathen unbelievers.
Flee from Bavel; let each one save his life! Don’t perish because of her guilt. For the time has come for the vengeance of Yahweh. He will repay her what she deserves.
This is a mandatory call that all of the Diaspora, both Houses of Judah and Ephraim, who are still out there in pagan land; must answer without question. To ignore this clear call in these days of judgment will cause us to be in trouble with the Ruach HaKodesh [Holy Spirit] who teaches us “all things” including this instruction. Remember Lots wife!
Bavel was a gold cup in the hands of Yahweh; it made the whole earth drunk — the nations drank her wine; this is why the nations have lost their senses. Bavel has suddenly fallen. She is broken; wail for her. Bring healing ointment for her wounds; perhaps she can be healed. “We tried to heal Bavel, but she cannot be healed. So leave her alone, and each of us will return to his own country.” For the judgment against her rises to the skies and reaches even the clouds. Yahweh has brought forth our victory. Come; let us proclaim in Tziyon the work of Yahweh our Elohim!
This work enables us to both learn and teach His Truth through His Truth in order to fully leave Babylon and return to the eternal ways of YHWH as lived out in Zion, His eternal Kingdom. This is the Tziyon of the Bible, which is always a blessing, and NOT the Zionism of man; started supposedly by Theodore Hertzel, a vile Jew, which is the false Zion of the New World Order, of which America is a major proponent and promoter.
Sharpen the arrows [Yarah]! Fill the quivers [Yarah]! Yahweh roused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because he plans to destroy Bavel. This is the vengeance of Yahweh vengeance over his temple. Raise a standard against the walls of Bavel! Strengthen the guard! Post the sentries! Prepare ambushes! For Yahweh has both planned and accomplished what he promised to do to those living in Bavel. You who live near plenty of water, so rich in treasure — your end has come, your time for being cut off! Yahweh-Tsava’ot has sworn by himself, “I will fill you with men as numerous as grasshoppers; they will raise over you a shout of triumph.” He made the earth by his power, established the world by his wisdom; spread out the sky by his understanding. When he thunders, the waters in heaven roar, he raises clouds from the ends of the earth; he makes the lightning flash in the rain and brings the wind out from his storehouses. At this, everyone is proved stupid, ignorant, every goldsmith put to shame by his idol! The figures he casts are a fraud; there is no breath in them, they are nothings, ridiculous objects; when the day for their punishment comes, they will perish. Ya’akov’s portion is not like these, for HE is the one who formed all things, including the tribe he claims as his heritage. Yahweh-Tsava’ot is his name.
YHWH created the world for many reasons; and one is to find and redeem His chosen people. Yisrael is His inheritance and heritage. YHWH through Yeshua is our inheritance and sure end.
“[Bavel] you are my war club and weapons of war — with you I shatter nations; with you I destroy kingdoms; with you I shatter horses and their riders; with you I shatter chariots and their drivers; with you I shatter husbands and wives; with you I shatter old and young; with you I shatter young men and virgins; with you I shatter shepherds and their flocks; with you I shatter farmers and their teams; with you I shatter governors and deputies. “But I will repay Bavel and all living in the land of the Kasdim for all the evil they did in Tziyon,” says Yahweh, “before your eyes [Y’hudah].” “I am against you, destructive mountain, destroying all the earth,” says Yahweh. “I will stretch out my hand against you, to send you tumbling down from the crags and make you a burned-out mountain.
YHWH shall burn out false New World Order political ziggurats, false religious mountains and economic towers! This prophecy has already begun to be fulfilled.
No one will make cornerstones or foundation-stones from you again; but you will be desolate forever,” says Yahweh. Raise ye up a banner in the land, blow the Shofar among the nations. Prepare the nations for war against her. Summon kingdoms against her — Ararat, Minni [Aramean] and Ashkenaz. Appoint an officer against her; bring up horses like bristling grasshoppers.
The Shofar here sounds the Teruah, the call to war. “All Hands, Man your Battle Stations” was the old Navy call to war in my youth. In This pagan calendar year, 2008 of the common era; September 1st; the first day of the month of Elul; I believe begins a fateful countdown toward the Tribulation, World War III and Armageddon. At the end of this month, we begin the Fall Feasts with Yom Teruah, the day of the blowing of the Shofar, the call to WAR. Shall it be so this year? We shall see, even though I abhor date setting. But the smell of judgment is in the air! YHWH’s judgment against all nations who trifle with His plans for the restoration of Covenant Israel and the reversal of the curses of Hosea spoken through his 3 children and reversed by Yeshua on the Mount of Reversal, incorrectly called by Catholicism as the Mount of beatitudes. Yeshua will surely raise up His Banner in the lands and it shall be a Banner of WAR!
Prepare the nations against her, the kings of the Medes, his governors and deputies, and all the land he controls. The earth quakes and writhes, as Yahweh’s designs against Bavel are fulfilled, to make the land of Bavel a ruin, with no one living there. Bavel’s warriors have given up fighting; they remain in their fortresses; their courage has failed; they are now like women. Her homes are on fire, her gate-bars broken. One runner runs to meet another, messenger to meet messenger, to report to the king of Bavel that every part of his city is taken, the fords have been occupied, and the swamp thickets set on fire, while the warriors are seized with panic. For here is what Yahweh-Tsava’ot, the Eloah of Isra’el, says: “The daughter of Bavel is like a threshing-floor at treading-time. Just a little while longer, and the time for harvesting her will come.” N’vukhadretzar king of Bavel has devoured me, crushed me. He left me like an empty pot. Like a monster, he swallowed me whole. With my delicacies he stuffed his belly; then he rinsed me out. But one who lives in Tziyon will say, “May my torn flesh be avenged on Bavel”; and Yerushalayim will say, “May my blood be avenged on the Kasdim.” Therefore here is what Yahweh says: “I will plead your cause. I will take vengeance for you. I will dry up her river and make her water sources dry. Bavel will become a heap of ruins, a place for jackals to live, an object of horror and hissing, with no one living there. Together they roar like young lions, growl like lion cubs. When they are hot with desire, I will prepare them a drink. I will make them so drunk they will have convulsions, sleep forever and never wake up,” says Yahweh. “I will drag them down like lambs to be slaughtered, like rams and male goats.” Sheshakh has been captured, the pride of the whole earth seized! Bavel has become an object of horror throughout the nations! The sea has flooded Bavel, overwhelmed her with its raging waves.
Her cities have become desolate — parched, arid land, a land where no one lives; nobody even passes through. “I will punish Bel the chief deity of Babylon, a synonym of LORD] in Bavel and make him disgorge what he swallowed. The nations will no longer flow to him. Bavel’s wall will fall.
n : any of numerous local fertility and nature deities that was worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god [syn: Baal]
Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Baal \Ba’al\ (b[=a]”al), n.; Heb. pl. Baalim (-[i^]m). [Hebrew Ba’al: lord.]
1. (Myth.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
Note: The name of this god occurs in the Tanakh [Old Testament] and elsewhere with qualifying epithets subjoined, answering to the different ideas of his character; as,
Baal-berith (the Covenant Baal), Baal-zebub (Baal of the fly).
2. Plural. The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied. — Judges x. 6.
Bel \Bel\ (b[e^]l), n.
The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal. –Baruch vi. 41. The priests of “The LORD” faced the prophet of YHWH on the mountain of Carmel and lost.
Get out of her, my people! Each one, save yourself from Yahweh’s furious anger! Don’t be fainthearted; don’t be afraid of the rumors spreading abroad in the land. One year one rumor comes, the next year another one, rumors of violence in the land and rulers fighting rulers. Therefore, listen! The days are coming when I will pass judgment on Bavel’s idols. Her whole land will be put to shame, as all her slain fall on home soil. Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will sing for joy over Bavel; for the plunderers from the north are coming to her,” says Yahweh. Just as Bavel caused the slain of Isra’el to fall, so at Bavel will fall the slain of all the land. You, who escaped the sword, go! Don’t stand still! Remember Yahweh from afar, let Yerushalayim come into your minds.
The word “afar” is an idiomatic expression for Ephraim/Israel in exile and is a command to remember his Hebrew Roots where he came from. Let both Houses note that Babylon will be destroyed so that YHWH shall accomplish our restoration. In All of the far places where the exiles of Israel have gone, including America,; the return to Jerusalem will come to mind in a mighty way in the last days as YHWH’s judgments fall upon these ethnos who try and divide and conquer the Holy Land of promise. Giving the land to the children of Edom is not a good idea.
“The reproaches we have heard have put us to shame; disgrace covers our faces; because foreigners have entered the sanctuaries of Yahweh’s house.” “Therefore,” says Yahweh, “the days are coming when I will pass judgment on her idols, and the wounded will groan throughout her land. Even if Bavel scales the heavens or reinforces her lofty stronghold, plunderers will come to her from me,” says Yahweh. An agonized cry is heard from Bavel! Great destruction in the land of the Kasdim! For Yahweh is plundering Bavel and silencing her noisy din [cacophony of deception]. Their waves roar like the raging ocean, their clamor sounds and resounds. Yes, the plunderer has fallen upon her, fallen on Bavel. Her warriors are captured, their bows are broken. For Yahweh is an Almighty of retribution; he will surely repay. “I will intoxicate her leaders and sages, her governors, deputies and warriors. They will sleep forever and never wake up,” says the king, whose name is Yahweh-Tsava’ot.
This makes sure the eternal death of the false religious, especially those who have a religion of death, and the final death of the political and economic, end time Babylon.
Thus says Yahweh-Tsava’ot: “The wide walls of Bavel will be razed to the ground, her lofty gates will be set on fire. The peoples are toiling for nothing, the nation’s labor goes up in flames, and everyone is exhausted.” This is the order which Yirmeyahu the prophet gave to S’rayah the son of Neriyah, the son of Machseyah, when he went to Bavel with Tzidkiyahu the king of Y’hudah in the fourth year of his reign. S’rayah was quartermaster. Yirmeyahu had written on a separate scroll all the above words describing the disaster that was to befall Bavel. Yirmeyahu said to S’rayah, “See to it that when you arrive in Bavel you read all these words aloud. Then say, ‘Yahweh, you have promised to destroy this place that no one will live here, neither human nor animal, but that it will be desolate forever.’ When you finish reading this scroll, tie a rock to it [Yeshua is the rock of salvation and denying Torah is the rock of offense to YHWH], throw it into the middle of the Euphrates, and say, ‘Like this, Bavel will sink, never to rise again, because of the disaster I am bringing on her; and they will grow weary.’ “(Up to here, these have been the words of Yirmeyahu.)
Many writers unequivocally state that America is the Mystery end times Babylon of these chapters and quote Revelation 17 and 18 to verify their conclusions, but I think the issue is much larger than pointing the finger at one nation alone. When understood in all four rabbinical study parameters of PaRDeS, America becomes only one key in a multiple locked system of demonic deception and subterfuge. All nations, religions, peoples and economies are equally guilty in YHWH’s eyes and no one can escape, save those who are YHWH’s elect. We, the redeemed by the blood of Yeshua, and who reside under the Tallit of the Almighty are Israel, whether natural or adopted, and we who serve Him daily in spirit and in truth, share one confidence; that we shall be restored as the Covenant is restored and fulfilled under the Melech-Tzadik rulership of Yeshua Ha Moshiach.
I am but one voice in the wilderness of religion among many, most of who have a larger forum and means of communication than I do. However that may be; may I add my voice to those who seek to be obedient to the Almighty’s call for the restoration of One New Man and all things for such a time as this.
Walking on the road to Emmaus, James Talbott, the wilderness teacher, Yeshua HaTikvah Yisrael Ministries