Friday, September 25, 2009

Christians Fleeing Middle East (Babylon)

According to the Catholic News Service (February 27, 2009), a Christian exodus from Middle Eastern countries began in the 20th century and was very apparent by 1964. They may have sensed the flexing of military muscles leading up to the 1967 Six-Day War. Christians have continued to move to other countries, and their numbers are increasing. The pope has called for a synod in 2010 to address this “problem”. But maybe those Christians leaving are sensing the verbal saber-rattling between Iran and Israel is about to become physical? Or maybe they are responding to God's Word . . .

Jeremiah 51:6-8a “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. 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. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed:”

Revelation 18:2b-4 “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. 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. 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.”

Revelation 17:2-5 “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. 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. 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: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:. . .”

God used Cyrus of Persia to destroy the ancient Babylonian empire. But now ancient Babylon (Iraq) and Persia (Iran) are part of Mystery Babylon which kills Jews and Christians. “Fornication” in this sense is following after other gods. Allah is the moon-god. Muslims blaspheme by saying Jesus didn't die on the cross and didn't rise from the dead; thus making them anitchrists according to John's definition in 1 John 4:2-3. Wahhabi Muslims worship a female deity enshrined with the black veil in the kabba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The wealth of the Saudis has controlled American energy policy for decades.

Jeremiah prophesied about Babylon's total desolation which has yet to be realized. Now that Obama has given Muslim's the green light to attack Israel through his UN speech, and has not given Israel the green light to fly over Iraqi airspace; a conflagration is certain to ensue. John Bolton surmises it will be before the end of this year. So yes, it's time for Christians to flee 'Babylon'.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Will America Recognize God's Judgment and Repent?

As Daniel read the scroll of Jeremiah, he understood that he and all the Jews were in exile in Babylon because God was punishing them. God had decreed seventy years of punishment, and 67 years had already passed. Daniel didn't start packing and celebrating, he started grieving and confessing the sins of his people. After he did so, Gabriel encouraged him with the “seventy sevens” prophecy of the coming Messiah who would “finish the transgression, and [to] make an end of sins, and [to] make reconciliation for iniquity” (Daniel 9:24). And the Jews did return to Israel.

God sent Nathan, the prophet, to confront king David of his sins of adultery with Bathsheba and killing her husband. Nathan prophesied that though David committed adultery in secret, a “neighbor” would have sex with David's wives in broad daylight; and because David used the armies of Ammon to kill Uriah, war would never depart from his house, and the child conceived in adultery would die (2 Samuel 12). David fasted and mourned until the death of the child. As king David ran into the foothills when Absalom took over his palace and slept with his concubines on the rooftop, a Benjamite began to curse him and hurl stones at him. Though David could have easily killed him, he stated, “It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day” (2 Samuel 16:12). In 1 Chronicles 21 is the record of David's sin of taking a census, and God offering him a choice of punishments to be taken out upon the people of Israel.

God punishes sin. The sins of leaders, like David, effect the people they lead. And the repentance of leaders, like Daniel, can restore their people. Jesus spoke about judging cities for their sins (Matthew 11:20-24).

Today, president Obama tried to get Netanyahu to stop building on Israel's own land in order to make more land concessions for 'peace'. From Mississippi to Tennessee, people are experiencing heavy flooding, and eight have already died from flooding in Georgia. The first person to see the correlation of 'natural' disasters to US meddling in Israel was John McTernan, and has been verified at He sees Obadiah 1:15 as the key: “For the day of the LORD is near on all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done to you: your reward shall return on your own head.”