A lesson from Jeremiah

In the 51stchapter of Jeremiah, God has done something interesting. In chapter 51 of the book of Jeremiah God is still proclaiming judgment; here God turns His judgment towards Babylon. The interesting thing is, there are seven verses from Jeremiah 51 that are very similar to what God’s words of judgment are in the book of Revelation, toward Babylon. Let’s look at them side by side and see if you agree.

Jeremiah 51:7“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.”

Revelation 18:3“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.”

Jeremiah 51:9“We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.”

Revelation 18:5“For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Jeremiah 51:25-26“25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the Lord, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain. 26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the Lord.”

Revelation 18:8-9“8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,”

Jeremiah 51:33“For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.”

Revelation 14:14-15“14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

Jeremiah 51:36“Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.”

Revelation 21:1“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

Jeremiah 51:48“Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the Lord.”

Revelation 18:20“Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.”

Jeremiah 51:59-64“59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was a quiet prince. 60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon. 61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words; 62 Then shalt thou say, O Lord, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate forever. 63 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates: 64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.”

Revelation 18:21“And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.”

It seems to me that God’s judgment and wrath in the book of Jeremiah and elsewhere in the old Testament against some people and places, are once again under God’s judgment and wrath in the end times. The warnings to those people and places back then were true and happened. Why will those people and places in the end times (the book of Revelation) not listen to the prophets warnings in their time? All those things will surly happen! It is God’s plan.

All glory to God

His humble servant Lee M Buchanan