A Day of Reckoning
Jeremiah 50:22-25 The noise of battle is heard in the land, the sound of destruction. See how the hammer of the whole world is broken and shattered, how desolate is Babylon among the nations! Babylon, you have set a snare for yourself, now you are caught unawares, because you challenged the Lord – the Creator. He has opened His armoury and brought out the weapons of His wrath, for this is a work for the Sovereign Lord to do in the lands of His enemies.
‘Babylon’ is a metaphor for the ungodly nations and alliances. The final fulfilment of this prophecy will be the Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath. ‘The hammer of the whole world’ refers to military forces. ‘The weapon of His wrath’– will be a massive CME sunstrike. Deuteronomy 32:34-35, Isaiah 30:26-28, Isaiah 66:15-16
Jeremiah 50:26-27 & 29-30 Come against them from every quarter, destroy their food stores. Wreak destruction upon them, put all warriors to the sword. Woe betide them their Day of Reckoning has come. Rain arrows upon them from all sides, let no one escape. Repay their deeds, for they have defied the Holy One of Israel. Therefore their young men will fall in the streets and all soldiers will lie still in death on that Day. Isaiah 34:5-8, Psalms 46:8-9, Psalms 76:3
Jeremiah 50:31-32 I am against you, you proud and insolent people, now your time has come – your Day of Reckoning, you will fall, with no one to help you. I will kindle a fire in your towns and it will devour all around them.
This is the fire judgement prophesied over 70 times in the Bible Malachi 4:1, Isaiah 9:18-20, Joel 2:1-11
Jeremiah 50:33-34 The Lord says this; The peoples of Israel and Judah are oppressed, held fast in foreign lands. But they have a powerful advocate, His Name is the Lord God. He will vigorously defend their cause, so that He may bring rest to their Land, but turmoil to His enemies.
Isaiah 17:4-14, Lamentations 4:22, Ezekiel 36:7-12
Jeremiah 50:4-6 My people were like lost sheep, their leaders have not kept them safe and they have forgotten their true inheritance. In those days, at that time, the peoples of Israel and Judah will come together and in tears go in search of their God. They will ask the way to Zion, turning their faces toward that Land. They will say: Let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting Covenant, never to be forgotten. ..search for their God: must be before the Return of Jesus.
Jeremiah 50:28 I hear the voices of those who flee and escape from Babylon [the godless lands] They declare in Zion, how the Lord has taken vengeance, retribution for His Holy place. Reference: REB, NIV, KJV. Some verses abridged.
Psalm 25:12-14, Isaiah 54:10, Jeremiah 32:37-41, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Hosea 14:4-9
Verse 28 is very significant. It says how those who survive the Day of Reckoning and who emigrate from ‘foreign lands’, will then live in the Holy Land. His Christian people: ‘like lost sheep’, will travel to and gather in their inheritance, all the area given to Abraham. Galatians 3:26-29 They will praise the Lord for His deliverance and how he has cleared the Land of enemies. Psalm 58:10-11