“. . . for wasting and violent acts are before me: and there is fighting and bitter argument. For this reason the law is feeble and decisions are not effected: for the upright man is circled round by evil-doers; because of which right is twisted.” Habakkuk 1:3b-4 (Bible in Basic English-BBE)
The Chaldean “makes little of kings, rulers are a sport to him; all the strong places are to be laughed at; for he makes earthworks and takes them. . . . and there is no end to his destruction [slaughter] of the nations.” (Hab. 1:10+17b BBE) The Babylonians would lay siege to walled cities and starve them out. Those in the Middle East now are making little of their rulers through mob protest and riots.
“And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence [hormema] shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.” (Rev. 18:21 AKJV)
“Hormema” is only used this once in Scripture. It means a rush, as in “they rushed with one accord into the theater” (Acts 19:29c). It means an assault or a mob causing a riot. It looks as though the entire ancient Babylonian empire will be brought down through riots. Then Osama bin Laden and his mujahadeen, empowered by the pit of hell (Rev. 9), will take five months beginning March 26th to organize through violence the last Islamic caliphate known as “the beast” (Rev. 13).
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run [rush] that reads it.” (Hab. 2:2)
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.” (Rev. 18:4)
Though many Christians have voluntarily left the Muslim Middle Eastern countries, or have been driven out. God is making His final call to those believers remaining to hurry up and leave because His plagues are about to be poured out.
For “that wicked” “man of pride”, who is weighed down by debt, is gathering the nations to himself. What did you think all of that bowing to Muslim and fascist leaders was all about? His creditors will suddenly turn on him. The great city of Babylon (Mecca-Jeddeh, Saudi Arabia) will fall, and the nations will gather for war against Israel at Armageddon.
“A curse on the cruel and false one! the man full of pride, who never has enough; who makes his desires wide as the underworld! he is like death; he is never full, but he makes all nations come to him, getting all peoples together to himself. Will not all these take up a word of shame against him and a bitter saying against him, and say, A curse on him who goes on taking what is not his and is weighted down with the property of debtors! Will not your creditors suddenly be moved against you, and your troublers get up from their sleep, and you will be to them like goods taken in war? Because you have taken their goods from great nations, all the rest of the peoples will take your goods from you; because of men's blood and violent acts against the land and the town and all who are living in it.” (Hab. 2:5-8)
“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.” (Rev. 14:8)
“For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Rev. 16:14)
The war will last for one year, one month, one day, and one hour (Rev. 9:15) until midnight of Rosh Hashannah in 2012, and then the glory of Jesus returning to earth with flashes of lightning and great earthquakes will end the battle as He crushes the nations to save Israel.
“He was shining like the light; he had rays coming out from his hand: there his power was kept secret. Before him went disease, and flames went out at his feet. From his high place he sent shaking on the earth; he saw and nations were suddenly moved: and the eternal mountains were broken, the unchanging hills were bent down; his ways are eternal. . . . You went stepping through the land in wrath, crushing the nations in your passion. You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of the one on whom your holy oil was put; wounding the head of the family of the evil-doer, uncovering the base even to the neck. Selah." (Hab. 3:4-13)