Mystery: America the Great (Scapegoat)

One of the greatest timepieces for us to measure our proximity to that final threshold between the rapture of the Church and the coming wrath of God…

… is the entropic death throes of the United States of America.

Where is America in Bible prophecy!? Such a great end-time player…

Oh, it’s there. Take a step back, look again. It’s not buried in the fine details. For America, there has been reserved one of the most prominent mentions in all of end-time prophecy. It’s that great Babylon spoken of by Jeremiah, that great whore whose unspeakable reputation resounds across the pages of Revelation. I want to try and show why I believe America fulfills many major prophecies, and why I believe its carefully calculated destruction precipitates the massive governmental restructuring that’s required to create the final world order of the Antichrist.

And in case you’re thinking I’m just another

self-centric American that thinks everything

in the Bible involves the USA…

 

I’m Canadian.

 

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I hate to be so glib about such a sombre subject. But perhaps a little humour will help us to remain objective and unemotional; the true identity of “Mystery Babylon” is, after all, the subject of much historical debate.

But I think the answer is easy to ascertain when you look outside of Revelation, to the earlier sources from which Revelation draws all of its references.

Have a read through Jeremiah 50 and 51. You’ll find a curious prophecy against Babylon—like in Revelation—coinciding with absolutely nothing we know about the history of geographical or national Babylon.

“O Lord, you have said concerning this place that you will cut it off, so that nothing shall dwell in it, neither man nor beast, and it shall be desolate forever.” (Jer. 51:62)

“Because of the wrath of the Lord she shall not be inhabited but shall be an utter desolation… How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and broken! How Babylon has become a horror among the nations! … Therefore wild beasts shall dwell with hyenas in Babylon, and ostriches shall dwell in her. She shall never again have people, nor be inhabited for all generations. As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring cities, declares the Lord, so no man shall dwell there, and no son of man shall sojourn in her.” (Jer. 50:13, 23, 39-40)

An entire country left inhabited… Once the “hammer of the whole earth” become an eternal wilderness… of ostriches… and likely a few emus.

 

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Nope. There is no country in the history of the world—let alone ancient Babylon—that we can say has been left utterly desolate and uninhabited up to this very day. So, Jeremiah’s not talking about something that has happened yet; this is a yet-future event. Ancient Babylon had already been long since overthrown as a nation and superpower when John called it “the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth” in Revelation 17:18, surviving only as a zoroastrian religious system under Parthian rule. The Roman Empire was the Babylon of John’s time… but its ruin has already come long ago, the details of which bear no resemblance to the fate prophesied for this mystery land we read of in Jeremiah and Revelation, destined to desolation.

Is it modern day Iraq, where Babylon once stretched its capital borders? I don’t think we can call Iraq the “hammer of the whole earth”, nor do I see such a prospect being realized any time soon.

But what about America?

The U.S. is currently the leading world superpower — “How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and broken!” 

Here’s what TIME wrote in a 2015 article called:

These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World’s Only Superpower

“A ‘superpower’ is a country that wields enough military, political and economic might to convince nations in all parts of the world to do things they otherwise wouldn’t. Pundits have rushed to label China the next superpower—and so have many ordinary Americans—but the rumors of America’s decline have been greatly exaggerated. In the key categories of power, the U.S. will remain dominant for the foreseeable future. These facts show why America is still the world’s only superpower, and why that won’t change anytime soon…

1) Economics: China’s economy is growing at an impressive rate. But it’s not just the size of an economy that matters—it’s also the quality…

2) Military: America’s military superiority remains unrivaled—full stop. The US accounts for 37% of global military spending, and spends more than four times what China, the world’s No. 2 spender, does on its military… 

3) Political Influence: Political power comes in many dimensions. For the U.S., foreign aid is an effective way to cement its political clout globally. In 2013, the U.S. doled out $32.7 billion in financial assistance; second was the UK at $19 billion…

4) Innovation: Of the 9 largest tech companies in the world, 8 are based in the U.S. Give the growing importance of the technology sector, that’s a big deal. For decades America worried about energy dependency, yet today America is the world’s No. 1 producer of oil and natural gas, in large part due to the development of hydraulic fracturing, a product of public research and private energy…

5) Culture/Lifestyle: In 2012, Americans spent $370 million on pet costumes. Earlier this year the Fury 325 opened up in North Carolina, claiming the title of world’s tallest rollercoaster—until 2016, when the next ‘giga’ coaster is scheduled to open in Orlando, Florida. In the most recent Charities Aid Foundation survey, Americans ranked #1 internationally when it came to helping strangers. These stats may seem disconnected, but together they point to the fact that Americans continue to enjoy a quality of life unmatched by the rest of the world. When you combine this with America’s strength across the board in economics, military, political influence and innovation, it is no wonder that the U.S. enjoys its privileged position in the world today. Superpower indeed.

Wow… that suddenly makes a lot of sense out of passages like these:

Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord‘s hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine; therefore the nations went mad… O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come… (Jer. 51:7, 13)

For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immoralityand the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious livingAs she glorified herself and lived in luxuryso give her a like measure of torment and mourning… ‘Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.’ And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore,  cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls. ‘The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you, and all your delicacies and your splendors are lost to you, never to be found again!’ The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud, ‘Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, with jewels, and with pearls! For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste. And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, ‘What city was like the great city?” (Rev. 18:3, 7, 10-18) 

That’s some city. This Babylon must be pretty spectacular… I mean, the merchants of the whole world are weeping for it; it must be the home of the international currency standard—America too ranks as the #1 economic superpower in terms of nominal GDP.

Talking about splendour, luxury living, and fine linen, forget ancient Babylon—America has founded its reputation in being a consumer society as the world’s largest distributor of video games, movies, and other useless leisure vanities, with New York and Los Angeles naming it (arguably) the biggest fashion leader in the world.

This Babylon is also the world capital of sexual immorality—funny, America is at the top of the list of pornography production, and as a cultural role model, it became the global vanguard for promiscuity after the sexual revolution of the late 20th century.

 

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Yes, really.

That’s why it’s called “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes…” (Rev. 17:5)

 

Let’s look at some more passages. Here’s an interesting one…

“Behold, she shall be the last of the nations…” (Jer. 50:12)

That rules out ancient Babylon, and Rome, and any country situated in Europe or the Middle East. The Babylon here spoken of is “the last of the nations”, the final world superpower in history, which as of yet is the USA. Based on that one small verse, Rome and Iraq are disqualified from fulfilling this prophecy, all because of the United States, the last of the nations.

And what kind of people constitute this final nation? America is a mixed country, an immigrant melting pot of race and religion. A country founded on ethnic and racial diversity is a very new experiment, and America has been the largest of its kind. A nation without strong linguistic, religious, or ethnic homogeneity has almost always been considered a liability, until 20th-century America. How very, very unique—and this is just what we find in the prophecies…

“… because of the sword of the oppressor, every one shall turn to his own people, and every one shall flee to his own land.” (Jeremiah 50:16)

Forsake her, and let us go each to his own countryI will punish Bel in Babylon, and take out of his mouth what he has swallowed. The nations shall no longer flow to him” (Jer. 51:9, 44)

“Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters‘… And the angel said to me, ‘The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.” (Rev. 17:1, 15)

In tandem with being the “last of the nations” and the “hammer of the whole earth” as the leading world superpower, this great multicultural nation—which is virtually no one’s native country—can only be a description of America.

Ancient Babylon began its pride and glory by building a great tower under the reign of Nimrod, a tower tall enough to reach heaven — “Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens…” (Gen. 11:1-4)

The Tower of Babel.

The same spirit and ambition has reincarnated through America, which far passed the heights that Babylon ever reached.

 

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The tower of America was built to be launched.

Because of NASA, the U.S. remains the world leader in space exploration…

 

 

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Well… at least they’re good at building rockets.

 

REVELATION 18:5 — “…her sins are heaped high as heavenand God has remembered her iniquities.”

JEREMIAH 51:9 — “…her judgment has reached up to heaven and has been lifted up even to the skies.

I imagine that when “her dwellings are on fire” (Jer. 51:30) and when “she will be burned up with fire” (Rev. 18:9) and “when they see the smoke of her burning” (Rev. 18:9), the dark columns rising from her destruction will look something like a metropolis of smoke skyscrapers memorializing its defiant will to carry on the ambition behind the Tower of Babel. As far as America tried to pierce the heavens will the smoke of its ruin ascend.

 

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It’s interesting what movies have been coming out lately—’White House Down’, ‘Olympus Has Fallen’… lots of destroyed America imagery, highly prophetic. Perhaps that’s because there are some people, even in the U.S., who know about and are preparing for the country’s inevitable doom. After all, the scarlet beast on which the whore Babylon rides is the same beast that eventually turns on her and destroys her…

REVELATION 17:3, 16-17 — “…I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns… The ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast…” 

God is going to use certain nations upon which America is initially riding in dominance to join together and carry out its destruction — “For behold, I am stirring up and bringing against Babylon a gathering of great nations, from the north country. And they shall array themselves against her.” (Rev. 50:9)

Right now, Russia, Iran, Turkey, China, an assembly of northern countries that aren’t terribly amused by the United States, have all been forming stronger and stronger ties with each other.

Here’s a headline from August: “Trump’s biggest nightmare? China and Russia’s newfound friendship” (CNN).

This is from not even a week ago: “Putin in Ankara to forge Alliance of Russia, Turkey and Iran” (Al Arabiya).

JEREMIAH 51:27 — “…prepare the nations for war against her; summon against her the kingdoms, Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz…” — or in modern-day: Turkey, Iran, and Russia.

 

The stage is set.

 

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I reckon this is the event that instigates the new order of the Antichrist, the world reshaped through horror, the beast system and its mark imposed for the sake of unity amidst pandemonium, society amidst chaos.

I’m not putting forth any guesses on who the Antichrist is, but I will at least submit that the leaders of those countries that align to destroy the U.S. are the 10 kings that will reign with the Antichrist — “And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast… The ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire…” (Rev. 17:12-13, 16)

Babylon’s destruction is going to be an act of divine vengeance in which it is being destroyed all at once in a manner that reflects how it has dealt with other nations. When reading the prophecies of this fallen Babylon sinking in flames, remember that the great war-nation of America is the only country to have used a nuclear bomb against another country. This could be a major hint as to how the USA meets its end, and how such a fall could be so sudden and so fast.

JEREMIAH 50:15, 29 — “For this is the vengeance of the Lordtake vengeance on her; do to her as she has done… Repay her according to her deeds; do to her according to all that she has done.

REVELATION 18:6 — “Pay her back as she herself has paid back othersand repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.”

I think this refers to a host of nuclear attacks that leaves it suddenly, in one day, one hour, powerless and destroyed — “… in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.” (Rev. 18:17)

No one will ever forget what the U.S. did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or it being at war throughout 93% of its entire history. And God hasn’t forgotten either.

 

June 7, 2017 — “Putin Warns U.S.-Russia Nuclear War Would Leave No Survivors” (Newsweek)

April 20, 2017 — “Nuclear war with Iran is a bigger threat than North Korea, US admits as they slam warmongering Tehran for ‘alarming provocations’” (The Sun)

September 27, 2017 — “North Korea threatens ARMAGEDDON vowing to annihilate US to ‘the last man on this planet’” (Express)

 

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Isaiah too speaks a lengthy description of this event, the same terrible future event spoken of by Jeremiah, and later by John.

ISAIAH 13:4-5 — “The Lord of hosts is mustering a host for battle. They come from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, the Lord and the weapons of his indignation,to destroy the whole land… Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce angerto make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light…”

That passage is without a doubt that celestial vanishing described in the 6th seal of Revelation — “…the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth…” (Rev. 6:12-13) In regards to timing, this draws an indisputable link between the destruction of Babylon and the 6th seal, a nearly simulates event, with both Isaiah and Revelation designating this event the first official declaration of God’s wrath in the eschatological timeline — “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come…” (6th seal, Rev. 6:16-17)

(Click Here To See More On When “Wrath” Officially Begins)

ISAIAH 13:17-18 — “Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold. Their bows will slaughter the young men; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; their eyes will not pity children.

Isaiah goes on to describe the role of the Medes as a strange manner of executioners in the midst of Babylon’s violent collapse. What kind of people kill for free, having “no regard for silver and do not delight in gold”? These aren’t random serial killers; they have a collective identity. The Medes—as in Media, modern-day Iran. And what is the majority belief of Iranians? Islam. This passage is referring to Muslims in America, whether radicalized U.S. citizens or Iranians militants, who in obedience to the Qur’an will use this opportune chaos to glorify Allah by executing infidels. Iran derogatorily refers to America as the “Great Satan”, and that’s not merely a nationalistic sentiment, but religious. This is the way of Islam as a whole. When chaos breaks out, when law enforcement becomes futile, and when this golden opportunity rises to glorify Allah, every truly devoted Muslim in the U.S., along with any invading Iranian forces, are likely going to embark on a crimson rampage. Almost 100% of terror attacks worldwide over the last two decades have been from Muslims who slew adults, children and babies alike without discrimination, male or female, and for no more of a reward than to glorify Allah with an act of obedience to the Qur’an.

QUR’AN 2:191-193, 216, 4:74, 8:12 — “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.) …Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. …Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward. …I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

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Last year alone, 2016, the U.S. received 84,995 refugees from primarily Muslim countries, effectively meeting the 85,000 ceiling set by the Obama administration at the beginning of the year.

Once upon a time in Troy…

The Prophet Isaiah continues to describe the destruction of Babylon—America—like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

ISAIAH 13:19-20 — “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans, will be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them. It will never be inhabited or lived in for all generations…”

A land of tolerance—to the unrepentant sinner, the militant homosexual, the sexually unrestrained, the proud. This is describing a place where right is wrong, and wrong is right; where those who uphold truth are reprimanded and punished, even by their own government, for not embracing the lawlessness of God-haters, self-lovers, and man-worshipers.

And matching the prophecies in Jeremiah and Revelation, Isaiah again tells us that this land, once destroyed, “will never be inhabited or lived in for all generations”—a fate this world has yet to see become realized by an entire country. This is not literal Babylon, nor Rome. It is the ultimate destiny of America.

Now, let’s turn to the very next chapter of Isaiah and learn the true identity of America and its mystery god…

Isaiah 14:12-15 — “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.”

Once beautiful, soon fallen.

Pride, corruption, death.

America followed the path of Lucifer, the dark god of both Masonic statesmen and friendly townsmen alike. The fate of Lucifer is a glimpse into the future of all who follow in his spirit. Pride is where it all began.

 

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REVELATION 18:7 — “As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.”

JEREMIAH 50:29, 31 — “For she has proudly defied the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. …’Behold, I am against you, O proud one, declares the Lord God of hosts… The proud one shall stumble and fall with none to raise him up…”

ISAIAH 13:11 — “I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.”

 

Lucifer is a warning for any person or nation that lets pride take root.

 

Now, here’s a confounding passage about this end-time Babylon…

REVELATION 18:24 — “And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.”

How do we reckon this with America? Is the United States guilty of the “all who have been slain on earth”, or even just for “prophets” and “saints”? No, I would think not; however, God can impute sin and accountability. It’s called a scapegoat.

LEVITICUS 16:7-10 — “Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for Azazel. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the LORD and use it as a sin offering, but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the LORD to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.”

Scapegoat is a translation of the ancient Hebrew Azazel, a name found in the Book of Enoch describing a fallen angel who corrupted the world before the Flood and was punished as the chief recipient of blame.

ENOCH 10:4-5, 8-9 — “And again the Lord said to Raphael: ‘Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. …And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.”

Sound familiar? The whole world is corrupted by Babylon, and like Azazel, the scapegoat, all the vengeance for the bloodshed of the whole world will be satisfied in its destruction. America is Azazel, the scapegoat chosen for destruction. In the U.S. manifested the heart of Lucifer, the spirit of Babylon, and soon, the punishment of Sodom. It’s no coincidence that the prophecies describe it again and again as becoming a barren wilderness after its ruin, like the desert into which the scapegoat was to be sent forth and killed in as a parallel to Azazel’s imprisonment in the pit of Dudael — “Her cities have become a horror, a land of drought and a deserta land in which no one dwells…” (Jer. 51:43) “Behold, she shall be the last of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.” (Jer. 50:12) 

In Leviticus 16, we see that 1 goat is to be called Azazel, and as it says in Enoch, “to him ascribe all sin.” All sin is imputed to this goat. So, they sent it off into the desert—usually pushing it off a cliff to ensure its death—and this is done “that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel”, that is, to the place where Azazel is bound. This is a reenactment of the angel Azazel being cast into the desert pit of Dudael.

Concerning the other goat, however, they “shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the LORD and use it as a sin offering.” (Lev. 16:9) A sin offering to the Lord, like the Passover lamb, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. For the atonement of the Church, God imputed its sins to Jesus and slew Him on a cross.

But there are 2 goats, for the 2 atonements that must be made — “…but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the LORD to make atonement over it…” (Lev. 16:10) The sacrifice to the Lord makes the atonement for the Church, while the other sacrifice reflects God’s wrath upon Azazel through the destruction of a mysterious eschatological country known spiritually as Babylon.

 

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When the Church is redeemed and removed from the world, America will be destroyed and reduced to a barren desert as the other sacrificial atonement. This is why “in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.” (Rev. 18:24) Atonement for both the Church and the rest of the world must be made by two individual sacrifices to bring about cosmic restitution.

And so, as was the sentence of Azazel… to America ascribe all sin.

JEREMIAH 51:35 — “The violence done to me and to my kinsmen be upon Babylon,’ let the inhabitant of Zion say. ‘My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea,’ let Jerusalem say.”

But is Azazel not genuinely guilty for the multiplicity of sins being ascribed to him? Of course he is. Where the 1 sacrifice is made upon Christ, the innocent, the other sacrifice is made upon Babylon, the guilty. Enoch 8:1-3 tells us, “Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.”

Has America not done the same? Has America not corrupted the whole world with the seduction of its sins?

REVELATION 17:5 — “And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: ‘Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.

God wields both mercy and wrath, hand in hand. To some, he grants salvation; to others, he destines to destruction.

ROMANS 9:21 — “What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. For Scripture says to Pharaoh: ‘I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.’ Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. One of you will say to me: ‘Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?’ But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”

I do have confidence that the scapegoating of America will take place just prior to the rapture of the Church. For one, because Isaiah 13 connects the destruction of eschatological Babylon to the start of God’s wrath, which the Church is not appointed to (1 Thess. 5:9). Secondly, the destruction of Babylon in Jeremiah 50 (v. 43) and Isaiah 13 (v. 8) is likened to the labour pains of a pregnant woman, and Isaiah 66 explicitly says that the birth of Zion’s child, the Church—the “male child” raptured immediately at birth in Revelation 12—occurs before the woman goes into labour — “Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she delivered a sonWho has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? (rapture and fall of Babylon all in one day) Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? (1 Pet. 2:9, ‘But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation…’) For as soon as Zion was in labor she brought forth her children.” (Isa. 66:7-8)

The violent scapegoating of America/Babylon will likely occur as soon as the Church is raptured, the same day, just as God waited for Lot to be outside the city of Sodom before destroying it — “Behold, I grant you this favor also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. Escape there quickly, for I can do nothing till you arrive there.” (Gen. 19:21-22) “…on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” (Luke 17:29-30)

 

The Spirit be with us all in this final hour.

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