JEREMIAH FOR TODAY
Chapters 46 - 49
Prophecy concerning Egypt
Now we come to a series of prophecies against Gentile
nations. The battle horses, buckler, and shield, with spears. The
Ethiopians are with them. She is the "daughter" of Egypt (verses
It is the king of Babylon who is to come against Egypt
(verse 13). The descendant daughter of Egypt is to prepare
herself to go into captivity. Destruction comes out of the NORTH.
The daughter of Egypt is to be confounded, delivered into the
hands of the people from the North. She is to be punished by the
Babylon of the North (verses 14-26).
Isaiah, and Ezekiel, had prophecies against the empire of
Egypt. Daniel chapter 11:40-45 speaks of the king of the North
coming against Egypt/Ethiopia the king of the south, in the last
days, just before the Great Tribulation comes on the earth, a
time of trouble like no other in recorded history of mankind (see
There is yet to form a "king of the south" - it will be
spear-headed by Egypt. Yes, Egypt is yet to rise up on the world
scene and head a united Arab confederation of nations. Egypt was
on the main stage of the world scene back in the late 1960s and
1970s. For a while it did look like this king of the south was
being formed in those decades, but it was not to be. For 20 or
more years now, Egypt has not played a major role on the world
scene. God is able, at His will, to SLOW DOWN the prophecies. It
seems right now, that it is His will. Europe has made headway in
UNITING, but it is going relatively SLOW! Only in the last year
(2007/2008) has all pass-ports been done away with for people in
the Europe Common Market nations to travel freely. The king of
the North is still some years away from forming into the
political, economical, and military MIGHT that she is prophesied
to become at the time of the end. Then that should not be a
surprise as such, for she is said to RISE QUICKLY and fall just
as quickly. She is only to REIGN over the Western world, in full
control of the West, for a few years.
Egypt is yet to come on the scene once more as a leading
nation of the Middle-East. She is to lead an Arab unity of
nations. She and her allies will form the"king of the South" of
the last verses of Daniel 11. We are not told why or how she will
"push at" the "king of the North" - but she will. The king of the
North will come against her and win the battle over her. The king
of the North then proceeds to enter the Holy Land and to set her
armies around the city of Jerusalem. The city will fall, the Jews
will be defeated in whatever battle they can muster up against
the might of the Europe Beast/Babylon. And so the arm of this
Beast Europe will flex against the rest of the Western world. The
Israel nations of the West (most importantly the British
Commonwealth nations and the United States of America) will be
defeated, and so Israel and Judah will go into captivity to our
enemy "lovers" (as the book of Ezekiel calls them). The Great
Tribulation will then be on the earth, and we shall be into the
last 42 months of this age, before Jesus RETURNS to destroy those
who are destroying the earth, and to set up the Kingdom of God
over all nations for His reign of ONE THOUSAND YEARS!
As we look at the MIGHTY POWER of arms that the Jews have
today in the Holy Land, as we look at the MIGHTY POWER of arms
the British and Americans have today, we wonder how on earth they
could be conquered and taken into captivity to the lands of their
lover enemies. It would seem an impossibility for such a thing to
happen. Well the Almighty God can certainly bring down a nation
or nations if that is His will. He has no doubt MANY WAYS to do
it, with the force of nature as just one of them. The
Beast/Babylon power of Europe is to have a MIRACLE working FALSE
prophet as one of the TWO men who will lead this end time Empire,
according to the book of Revelation. Will this miracle working
prophet use various MIRACLES of destruction on the peoples of
Judah/Jerusalem and Israel? It is certainly quite possible that
However it will play out, the fact is God has prophesied it
WILL HAPPEN as His word states it will. There is NOTHING
IMPOSSIBLE for God to accomplish!
Within the end time frame, God calls out to Jacob Israel:
"But fear not, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel:
for, behold, I will SAVE YOU from afar off, and your seed from
the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall RETURN, and be in
rest and ease, and none shall make him afraid" (verse 27). Has it
ever been said that Jacob Israel has been in rest and ease, where
none has made him afraid? If you think Jacob Israel are only the
Jews, you have even less of an argument that they have ever been
in rest and ease and where none has made them afraid.
This is a prophecy for the very end time, when the Messiah
shall come and rescue Israel Jacob and truly give them rest and
ease and indeed none shall ever make them afraid again.
"Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, says the Lord: for I am with
you; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have
driven you: but I will not make a full end of you, but correct
you in measure; yet will I not leave you wholly unpunished"
Obviously from all that is written in the prophets, the full
end of other nations is in contrast to not making a full of
Israel Jacob. We know from another prophecy that only about ONE
IN TEN will be left alive in Israel and Judah at the end time,
hence a full end of other nations will be that they will have
EVEN LESS than one in ten left alive by the end of this age.
Prophecy concerning Philistia
This is a prophecy concerning the peoples of the
Palestinians, the ancient Philistines that fought Israel and
Judah so much in their history, and which still fight Judah to
this very day.
It is from the NORTH that waters of armies will fill up and
overflow as a flood. It is the time of the noise of war horses
and chariots of armies, coming, coming, where people will flee in
such a manner that the fathers will not look back to see if their
children are following, there will be feebleness of hands. The
time of the Lord to spoil the Philistines has come. Jeremiah
calls out as to how long the sword will be out of its scabbard to
kill and plunder, how long before it is put to rest and will be
still. The Lord answers, "How can it be quiet, seeing the Lord
has given it a charge against Ashkelton, and against the sea
shore (the West bank). There has He appointed it" (verses 1-7).
When the king of the North comes into the Holy Land, not
only will the people of Judah be punished and driven out but many
of the people of the sea shore, the west bank, the people of
Palestinia, also will come under the sword of war.
Prophecy concerning Moab
The people of Moab today are the people of Jordan, the
Jordanians. This prophecy is also found in Ezekiel 25.
Moab is destroyed, her little ones have caused a cry to be
heard. They are to FLEE, save their lives. Because of trusting in
their own works, their own power and strength, they are to be
taken and go forth into captivity. The destroyer is come. Moab is
to be given wings, or they are to act as if they have wings, to
get out, flee! For the cities will be desolate. Because they have
been at ease, not seen captivity, settled on their lees, so God
will send those that will make them wander and flee (verses 1-
They may say they are mighty and strong men of war, but her
youth shall be dashed and go to the slaughter. The Jordanians
will find calamity and affliction. The spoiler will come upon
her. They magnified themselves AGAINST the Lord in their way of
life, and so they shall wallow in their vomit, and be a derision
to others. For Israel was held in derision by her, and they
skipped for joy over her troubles and destruction (verses 13-27).
Those that dwell in Jordan are told to leave the cities and
dwell in the rocks, and be like the dove that makes its home in
the hole here and there. Jordan is full of PRIDE, LOFTINESS,
ARROGANCE, AND HAUGHTINESS OF HEART (verses 28-29).
The Lord says He has determined to take gladness from
Moab/Jordan. There will be lamentation on the housetops of Moab,
and in the streets, for the Lord has BROKEN Jordan like a vessel
wherein is no pleasure. The mighty men's hearts in Jordan at that
day shall be as the heart of a woman in her birth pangs. And
Jordan shall be destroyed from being a people, because in her
ways she magnified herself against the Lord. Fear, and the pit,
and the snare, shall be upon the Jordanians. He that flees from
the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that gets up out of the
pit shall be taken in the snare. It will be the time to punish
the peoples of Moab Jordan.
Her sons and daughters are to be taken captive. Yet the Lord
will bring them out of their captivity in the LATTER DAYS!!
Yes, this is a prophecy for THE LATTER DAYS!! The END TIME
of this age!!
Who is to punish the peoples of the Jordan area of the Holy
Land? The answer is found in Ezekiel 25. IT IS THE MEN OF THE
EAST who are to possess the Jordan area in the last days (the
peoples of Moab and Ammon). The Europe Babylon will not have all
of the Middle East under her control in the last days. The powers
of the EAST - Russia, China, India etc. shall have a vital role
to play in the Middle East. The power of the East shall be
present in the Holy Land also in those last 42 months of the end
of this age. The focal point of prophecy is centered around
Jerusalem. The men of the East will not be left out of the events
of the last years of this age.
Prophecy concerning Ammon
This is also the area of Jordan. This prophecy is also found
in Ezekiel 25. Ammon came from a son of Lot by his daughter
(Gen.19:38). The same for Moab, a son of Lot by his eldest
daughter (Gen.19:30-38). Most Bible encyclopedia works give this
as the area of the Trans-Jordanian state with its inhabitants,
lying E of the Dead Sea.
God will give the whole Jordan area to the men of the East.
They shall wander, they will be driven out. But afterwards, when
their punishment is complete, they shall be BROUGHT BACK from
captivity (verses 1-6), and come under the rule of the Messiah
and the Kingdom of God on earth.
Prophecy concerning Edom
Edom today is Turkey. We find this prophecy also in Ezekiel
25 and 35.
Turkey is to be made bare. His seed will be spoiled. The
land of Turkey is to be a desolation, an astonishment, people
will hiss for all her plagues. It will become like that of Sodom
and Gomorah, no man shall abide there. The earth is moved at her
fall, even the noise is heard in the Red sea.
The prophet OBADIAH has the most details on the fall of Edom
or Turkey. Because they took vengeance on the Jews as they fled
north at the coming of the Europe Beast power into the Holy Land,
so God will avenge His people by making Turkey a desolation, and
it is the people of Israel who, coming back from the captivity in
the lands of Europe, will, as they come across Turkey back to the
Holy Land, as the Messiah delivers them on His coming to earth,
shall lay their hand on the people of Turkey (Edom) and carry out
the punishment God has decreed (see also Isaiah 11:1-16).
We shall cover in detail the prophecy against Edom Turkey
when I expound the book of Obadiah.
Prophecy concerning Damascus
Damascus is the area she has always been. The well known
city NE of Mt.Hermon. It is the capital of Syria today. (we see a
prophecy against Syria in Isaiah 17:3 and in Ezekiel 27:16 where
she is one of the many trading powers of the end-time Europe
Tyrus; also the prophecy of Amos 1:3-5 where Syria Damascus is to
go into captivity).
The Middle East will be the center of end time prophecy and
many areas will be destroyed and taken captive by the might of
the Europe Beast power and the might of the power of the East, to
the men of east and north of the Euphrates river (see Revelation
16:12). The East power shall have a presence in the Holy Land
which will be given even more strength as they come across the
Euphrates to take part in the battle of Armageddon against
Christ's armies, upon His coming again to rule the world
Prophecies concerning Kedar and Hazor
Kedar (a son of Ishmael: Gen.25:13) and Hazor (an area
somewhere in the Arabian desert east of Palestine). They are part
of the Arab world today.
If this prophecy applies today, it will be a part of the
king of the South that is conquered by the king of the North, as
in Daniel 11:40-45. Or to become a part of the power of the East,
taken by the East power before Christ comes again.
Prophecy concerning Elam
Elam was a son of Shem, and the progenitor of the Elamites
(Gen.10:22; 1 Chron. 1:17). Elam is the Biblical designation of a
people and country in the southern area of the Iranian plateau in
the Zagros mountains E and NE of the valley of the present
Iranian province of Khuzistan).
The bow of Elam (the strength of arms) is to be broken. God
will bring the four winds from the four quarters of the heaven,
and will scatter them towards the winds; and there shall be no
nation wither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. Elam will be
dismayed before their enemies, evil will come on them, even the
fierce anger of the Lord; a sword shall go after them till they
are destroyed. Elam will come under the throne of the Lord, and
in the LATTER DAYS, they shall be delivered from their captivity
Is this a prophecy about Iran in the last days? Yes, it
could well be. It may be that the king of the North in coming
against the king of the South and winning the battle will be
defeating also the Iran power, as they may well be part of the
king of the South of Daniel 11:40-45.
Then on the other hand, it may well be the power to the
EAST, the North and East of the Euphrates river, the Russia and
China and India and Japan etc. world power, in the last days that
will punish and desolate the Iran Elam power. Either way, Elam is
to be punished and destroyed, then those scattered and remaining
to the coming of the Messiah shall be re-gathered and restored
and brought under the rulership of the Kingdom of God.
We see in these prophecies of Jeremiah and as contained in
Ezekiel, and somewhat in Isaiah, the dividing up of the EAST FROM
THE WEST in the LATTER DAYS, the end of this age. We see THREE
MIGHTY POWERS on earth - the Europe Babylon Beast power, the king
of the North; the Arab confederation, the king of the South; the
Eastern block of power, the kings East of Euphrates. The West
power of Britain and the USA will be there but at that time they
will not be as predominant as the other THREE great powers.
Something will transpire between the king of the South and the
king of the North; the king of the North will come against the
king of the South and win the battle. The king of the North will
march into Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The East power will also
march into the Holy Land. Both powers will claim certain land
areas, conquering certain nations to do so. The Europe Beast
Babylon power will destroy Judah and Jerusalem and also the rest
of Jacob Israel; the Great Tribulation on Jacob (British
Commonwealth, USA, nations of North-West Europe, Judah in the
Holy Land) shall come to be - a tribulation the like of which the
world has never seen before nor will ever see again. The Beast of
Europe with the woman Babylon church will reign supreme over the
Western world. The mark of the Beast will be imposed. The
political "beast man" and the false prophet will set their
headquarters in Jerusalem. There will now be only TWO WORLD
POWERS - The Babylon Beast and the kings of the East. They will
face each other. The Beast power will try to conquer the East;
the East power will counter-attack (Revelation 9) and a war will
come that IF NOT STOPPED, would indeed OBLITERATE EVERY HUMAN
LIFE from off this planet earth.
Jesus will COME, with the armies of angels from heaven. The
RESURRECTION of the SAINTS will take place. The angels will go
forth and gather the saints from all corners of the earth; they
will come together with Christ in the air, in the CLOUDS of this
earth; they will receive their rewards on the sea of glass; they
will proceed with Jesus to the Mount of Olives at Jerusalem. The
Europe Beast power with the armies from the East of Euphrates
will gather at Armageddon to FIGHT against the Christ and His
armies, whom the false prophet will have the world believing is
the anti-christ or/and an invasion from outer-space as the power
of the Devil. Christ and His armies will defeat the armies of the
world and will establish the Kingdom of God on earth.
All this I have given to you in much detail in many other
studies on this Website.
THERE IS MUCH TO YET BE SHAPED AND COME TO PASS ON THE WORLD
SCENE TO PREPARE FOR THESE PROPHECIES TO BE FULFILLED. IT MAY
WELL BE ANOTHER DECADE OR MORE FOR THE FULL RISE OF THE EUROPE
BEAST POWER AND THE COMING EGYPT LED ARAB KING OF THE SOUTH, TO
FORM AND SHAPE THE DESTINY OF THE LAST DAYS. THE POWER OF THE
KINGS OF THE EAST IS CLOSE TO HAPPENING, AS CAN BE SEEN FROM THE
RISE OF CHINA IN THE LAST FEW DECADES. RUSSIA HAS BEEN A POWER
FOR SOME TIME; PAKISTAN AND INDIA HAVE THE ATOMIC BOMB. THE EAST
IS ALREADY A MIGHTY POWER IN ITS OWN RIGHT. THE ARABS NEED TO
FORMULATE AND GLUE TOGETHER AS A MIGHTY POWER. EUROPE MARCHES ON
TO ECONOMIC MIGHT AND RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE, THEN TO FINAL
MILITARY POWER EQUAL TO ANY OTHER EMPIRE ON THE EARTH.
GOD IS THE ONE IN CHARGE. HE SETS THE TIME FRAME. REMEMBER
THAT TO HIM 40, OR 50 YEARS, IS AS NOTHING, COUNTED AS A GRAIN OF
SAND ON THE VASTNESS OF THE SEA SHORE. BUT WHAT IS WRITTEN IS
SURE. WHAT IS WRITTEN WILL ONE DAY COME TO PASS!!
To be continued
Entered on this Website September 2008