HOW IS THE HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN!: A Detailed Study of the Nations and Peoples Who Attack and Utterly Destroy the Daughter of Babylon . . . aka America the Beautiful

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Today’s News; 24 June, 2012-

From-

http://news.yahoo.com/vicious-wildfires-spread-colo-tourist-centers-201636170.html

Plumes of gray and white smoke poured from the mountains Sunday, obscuring at times Pikes Peak, the most-summited high-elevation mountain in the nation and inspiration for the song “America The Beautiful.” Winds were pushing smoke away from Colorado Springs, but residents and tourists watched nervously as haze wrapped around the peak.

Purple Mountain Majesties . . .

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Quick Note of 8 May, 2012-

Take a look at the first map below (S.W. Asia); you can “click” twice to get a nice close-up view.  Note that Iran and Russia are separated by only 100 miles at the narrowest point across the country of Azerbaijan.  Clearly, they are (geographically) close neighbors as well as being spiritually and Biblically-linked.

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Preliminary word of 7 May, 2012-

I have been working on this article for several weeks.  Just yesterday, in France’s Presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy was defeated by Francois Hollande; this is one of the “signs” I had expected to be fulfilled shortly before America’s demise.  And, today, another “sign” may have been fulfilled by the change in leadership in Russia, even if it was only a “swapping” of roles-

http://news.yahoo.com/putin-sworn-russias-president-6-years-085528776.html

Sure enough, America’s fall is clearly on track prophetically.  A bit more on these particular harbingers, and others, near the end of article.

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Introduction and Biblical Setting-

The Prophet Jeremiah seems to express a degree of surprise and perhaps even astonishment in this statement; Jeremiah 50:23-

How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

How?  How indeed!?  How is it that America can be destroyed in “one hour” of “one day” (Revelation 18:8-10)?  And just who is it that destroys the greatest nation on the face of the earth, the superpower without equal?  The Bible has the answers, of course, but it will take some serious effort to uncover their identities; thus, the purpose of this article.

The Bible actually gives numerous identifying clues which point to the nations and ethnic groups which come together in an end times conspiracy to attack and destroy the glory of the kingdoms, called in the Bible “the daughter of Babylon”, “Babylon”, “Babylon the Great”, and “the land of the Chaldeans” amongst other designations.  Why, then, is there so little actually written on this topic?  We do hear frequent mention of Russia, Iran, and even China as the “usual suspects”, but there appears to be a paucity of hard research.  I will not pretend to provide all the answers here, but do feel that a somewhat detailed study like this one is long overdue, and by studying the “overlaps” in these ethnic, cultural, and national descriptions we will begin to see the picture come more into focus.

To begin this research, I poured myself into the Bible and carefully studied terms used in the King James edition within the “end times Babylon” verses, which include many from Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Revelation, amongst other books.  Next, I highlighted these identifiers, and then proceeded to organize them into ten to twelve separate “genetic” groups which certainly overlap to some degree.  The following step was to check Strong’s definitions of these words, and then finally I performed research in which I relied to a limited extent on books by Coombes, Price, Watchman, and Simmons (see Bibliography), as well as a multitude of internet sources.  Finally, I analyzed well known visions by three men I consider to be reputable modern-day prophets; i.e. A.A. Allen, Dimitru Duduman, and Henry Gruver.  What I am presenting here are the fruits of this labor, which represents a general summary of the findings.

One might ask “why even undertake such a study?  Isn’t it enough to simply know that America is going to be destroyed?  What good will this do?”  This is why- as a watchman, I am bound by duty to warn the American populace as well as the nation’s government.  By publicly revealing “who” is going to attack and destroy America, I have fulfilled this obligation in part.  Even if the U.S. Government were to take action based on this specific intelligence report (which they presumably will not), America’s future is certain and it is clearly written, as we read in the Word, 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

As an aside, as much as the US Government spends on “intelligence gathering”, it seems to me that the truly “intelligent” thing to do would be to read the Holy Bible, not to rely on the soothsayers/false prophets, for in doing so they will only sow and reap their own destruction.  It is imperative I also mention that there are individuals within this nation’s government and shadow government who are a part of this great conspiracy.

My goal, therefore, is to warn the people of the United States of America, that individuals might repent and consequently spend eternity with their Savior.  In this article I will not discuss what will become of the True Church within America during the day of this nation’s destruction.  There are three or four prevalent theories, and each has rather strong supportive Biblical evidence; please read the following books, consider prayerfully, and then seek the Lord for His answer.  If you recognize His voice, there is truly nothing to be concerned with, for He will guide you.  The books are all listed in the Bibliography, and are those by Coombes, Price, Watchman, and Simmons which I mentioned earlier.  Of course, you should also become very familiar with Isaiah 13, 14, 21, and 47; Jeremiah 50 and 51; and Revelation 14, 17, and 18.  Finally, I have begun a new article on this very topic which, God willing, will be published within weeks.

Now, for this present article I will first list these verses and highlight (bold/blue) the relevant “who” identifiers.  Although I realize that this is very long, I encourage you to read every single verse, even if not highlighted, especially if you are not yet convinced that “Babylon” of the end times is the United States of America.  Although what I have listed here includes most of the end times Babylon verses, there are a few additonal verses in Hosea, Amos, Habakkuk, Ezekiel, Psalms, and other places in the Bible which also point to the nation of America, though often with less obvious connections.

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Relevant Verses from the Holy Bible which Identify the Attackers, and a Listing-

Isaiah 13 (entirety)-

1The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

3I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

4The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

5They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

6Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

7Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:

8And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

9Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

12I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

14And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.

15Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

16Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

18Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.

19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

20It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

21But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

22And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Isaiah 14:22-24-

22For I will rise up against them, saith The LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.

23I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

24The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

Isaiah 21:1-10-

1The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

2A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

3Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

4My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

5Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

6For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.

7And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:

8And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:

9And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

10O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

Isaiah 47 (entirety)-

1Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

2Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

3Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

4As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

5Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

6I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

7And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

8Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:

9But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

10For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

11Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

12Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.

13Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.

14Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

15Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.

Jeremiah 50 (entirety)-

1The word that the LORD spake againstBabylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.

2Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

3For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

4In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.

5They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.

6My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

7All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.

8Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

9For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

10And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD.

11Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;

12Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

13Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.

14Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD.

15Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.

16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.

17Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

18Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.

19And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.

20In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.

21Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

22A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.

23How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

24I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.

25The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

26Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.

27Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

28The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.

29Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

30Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.

31Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.

32And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

33Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.

34Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

35A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.

36A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

37A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.

38A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.

39Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.

40As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.

41Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth

42They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

43The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

44Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

45Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.

46At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.

Jeremiah 51 (entirety)-

1Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

2And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.

3Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

4Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.

5For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.

6Flee 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.

7Babylon 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.

8Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

9We 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.

10The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.

11Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

12Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.

13O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

14The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

15He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.

16When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

17Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

18They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

19The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.

20Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

21And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;

22With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;

23I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.

24And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD.

25Behold, 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.

26And 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.

27Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

28Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.

29And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

30The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.

31One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

32And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

33For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.

34Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.

35The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.

36Therefore 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.

37And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

38They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions’ whelps.

39In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.

40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

41How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

42The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.

43Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.

44And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

45My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.

46And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

47Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

48Then 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.

49As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

50Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

51We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD’s house.

52Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.

53Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.

54A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:

55Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:

56Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.

57And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

58Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

59The 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.

60So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.

61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;

62Then 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 for ever.

63And 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:

64And 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 14:6-8-

6And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

8And 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.

Revelation 17:12-18-

12And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

15And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

16And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

17For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 18 (entirety)-

1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 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.

3For 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.

4And 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.

5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

6Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

7How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

8Therefore 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.

9And 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,

10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

14And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

15The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

16And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

17For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

19And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

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

21And 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.

22And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

23And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

24And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Revelation 19:1-4-

1And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

2For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

3And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

4And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

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A Quick Summary-

Well, we have identified some key participants in this attack, alright.  Let us now break these down into tidy categories as much as possible, in the following sections.

To summarize, we currently have the categories of God Himself, Satanic forces (implied), ten kings/horns, fanners, archers, nation(s) from the north, kings from the coasts of the earth, Media/Maday/Medes (and kings thereof), Elam, Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz.  It is imperative that we look at both the places of origin of these peoples and the geographic areas to which they have migrated over the centuries.  Let us now investigate these categories in more detail.

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God Himself/Angelic Forces/Heavenly Army/A Destroying Wind-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 50:25-

The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 50:45-

Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.

The Word of the Lord; Revelation 17:17 -

For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

God allows this (it is His plan) & He clearly participates to some degree.  We also see the terms sanctified ones and mighty ones to describe those whom He is using in this attack (an alternate view is that these are His watchmen who are sounding the alarm and alerting the faithful).  In addition we see several references to the Lord of Hosts and one reference to a destroying wind.  A “destroying wind” or “whirlwind” are often terms for God’s judgment, as we observe also in well-known verses such as Hosea 8:7 and Amos 1:14, as only two of multiple examples.  Author R.A. Coombes implies that God Himself essentially attacks America via angelic forces or a heavenly army.  I see it differently, that God is but allowing the attack.  However, Coombes makes an excellent point about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah being a “heavenly” destruction, and both Isaiah and Jeremiah indeed do compare the total destruction of Babylon America to that of Sodom and Gomorrah.  However, I maintain that this is simply a comparison of the means of destruction, that is to say by fire, as well as to the absolute finality of the devastating event.  Furthermore, it is not clear from either the Biblical nor historical records as to precisely how God destroyed the Cities of the Plain; perhaps it was by volcanic activity or comet fragments.  Yet in all cases in which God is taking credit for the attack on America, I see this as His divine will being played out, but one in that He is not taking the active role.  I could certainly be wrong; however, we do see much evidence for various nations and ethic groups to be involved in this attack as we will further investigate.

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Satanic Forces-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:11-

Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

Satanic forces are the instigators & will be dealt with later by God Himself.  Nowhere do we see an explicit mention of “Satanic forces” per se, but it is clear that God is using evil individuals (kings) and nations as part of His grand plan.  The Lord will judge these nations and men shortly thereafter.  There is an extensive history of Biblical precedent for this sequence of events; for example, the carrying away of the tribes of Israel by the Assyrians whom God “raised up” only to later destroy Assyria herself and yet another example is, of course, the judgment of ancient Babylon within 70 years after Babylon had conquered Judah and brought her into captivity.  A Satanic force which I believe is implicitly mentioned would be “the spirit of the Medes“.

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The Ten Kings/Nations/Kings from the Coasts of the Earth-

The Word of the Lord; Revelation 17:16-

And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

I suggest that the ten kings are current United Nations powerbrokers or other powerful and wealthy men who have each been promised one of the UN’s already pre-established ten jurisdictions.  In a sense, the ten kings would certainly qualify as “satanic forces” as we read about them in Revelation 17 (where they are called the ten horns).  But we also read that “God has put it in their heart to perform His will”.  The ten kings (horns) are men behind the scenes who pull the strings and set this conspiracy in motion!  Think “United Nations”, “shadow government”,  “Illuminati” etcetera.

“Nations” and “Kings from the Coasts of the Earth” are fairly general-sounding designations more difficult to pinpoint.  Therefore, what this suggests to me is that other countries, not mentioned specifically by name, are also colluding in this massive plot.  “Coasts” generally refers to (Biblically speaking) very populous nations or the cities thereof, typically port cities and seafaring nations.  These nations could also be those mentioned specifically by name in other verses, as we shall investigate shortly.

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Fanners-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:2-

And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.

“Fanners” is a very interesting term, so first we will study the Hebrew root word and then attempt to deduce who these people might represent.  This intriguing word occurs only in Jeremiah 51:2 (above), and is Strong’s H2114-

זור zuwr {zoor} a primitive root; TWOT – 541; v AV – stranger 45, strange 18, estranged 4, stranger + 0376 3, another 2, strange woman 2, gone away 1, fanners 1, another place 1; 77 1) to be strange, be a stranger 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to become estranged 1a2) strange, another, stranger, foreigner, an enemy (participle) 1a3) loathsome (of breath) (participle) 1a4) strange woman, prostitute, harlot (meton) 1b) (Niphal) to be estranged 1c) (Hophal) to be a stranger, be one alienated

The English equivalent word is “winnowers” in some Bible translations, and suggests a winnowing of the grain from the tares or chaff.  Looking at these various meanings, a common theme seems to be that these people are malevolent foreigners residing within America who mean her harm.  They are actively involved in bringing the country down or, at the very least, are urging on those who do.  One person who “leaps out” at me immediately is President Barack Hussein Obama, whose real name is Barry Soetoro, but I believe that the Lord is speaking of potentially thousands of people who are traitors to the nation.  This seems evident since He directly refers to Obama or his successor (if there will be one) as “the King of Babylon” (see especially Isaiah 14:4, Jeremiah 50:3).  These malevolent foreigners would include spies working for foreign governments, such as the “Russian spies” of the Duduman vision which I will post in a later section.

I would certainly expect that the Lord might use the word “fanners” for terrorists also.  In his shocking book “The End of America . . .” John Price goes into great detail about Al Qaeda and their capacity to bring America to her knees by detonating nuclear bombs which they currently have sequestered inside of the country.  He believes that the rather cryptic designations for certain of America’s attackers, such as “Minni”, “Ashkenaz”, and “Ararat”, may be suggestive of terrorists without clear country or national identifications, and he could well be correct about this.  I am likewise concerned with Al Qaeda (rather, with Sunni Islamic extremist groups, as the name “Al Qaeda” itself is of dubious origin and lacking in distinct organizational meaning), but even more so with Hezbollah.  Hezbollah has terrorist training camps in several South American nations as well as in Mexico, and has multiple cells not only in US cities but in neighboring Canada, too.  The recent spate of beheadings in Mexico, in fact, has all the earmarks of an Islamic (be it Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Hamas, or other) influence in the region.  I should also point out that Al Qaeda’s Sunnis and Hezbollah’s Shiites have been known to work together; for example, during the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia (1996) and the twin bombings at American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania (1998).  I would imagine that the term “fanners” would include sympathetic foreigners, first generation American-born Muslim jihadists, and those who help in any way to facilitate the vile plans.  Hezbollah also take their marching orders directly from America’s sworn enemy Iran.  One expert on Islamist terrorism put it this way-

Hezbollah are the professors of terror; Al Qaeda are but the students, albeit very eager ones

This is rather disconcerting when we realize that Al Qaeda had a huge degree of success on September 11.  While on this sobering topic, I recommend as a must-read “The Day of Islam” by Paul Williams; the author goes into detail on terrorist plots against America, and shows evidence that the bad guys (fanners?) already have nukes “in place” on American soil.  Furthermore, he discusses the working relationship between these powerful terrorist groups, especially in South America.  It is common knowledge that Al Qaeda members come from dozens of nations, but what is not so well known is that Hezbollah is also greatly diversifying, as recent captured members have likewise divulged a wide variety of national origins, not merely Lebanese, Syrian, and Iranian as in previous decades (Hezbollah formed in the very early 1980’s).

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Archers-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 50:29-

Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

It is obvious that America will not have to worry about being attacked by the arrows of old launched by wooden bows.  Rather, “arrows” are convincingly a picture of inbound missiles which form an “arc” when fired.  In other words, the archers are those who fire the nuclear-tipped missiles at America, the bows are the missile launchers, and the arrows are the missiles themselves.  We will examine clues as to “who” these archers might be as we investigate further the other terms used to describeAmerica’s attackers.  These missiles could come from a circum-polar bearing, may cross either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, and/or (very likely) be released from submarines which surround America’s coastlines.  It is considered by this researcher highly probably that we are facing some of each.

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Nation or Nations from the North-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 50:3-

For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 50:9-

For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 50:41-

Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

The Word of the Lord; 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.

According to my Ryrie Study Bible, as per its meaning in Jeremiah 50:3 “north” represents “according to Jewish thought, the origin of anything sinister” . . .  I do not doubt that the few original survivors of this attack on America will strongly agree with that statement.

Besides, this makes perfect sense historically, as we observe that both Judah’s and Israel’s enemies came principally from the north, and these enemies were violent folks who worshipped many idols!  No wonder the Jews and Israelites associated north with something “sinister”, although they would seem to be forgetting that it was God Himself who allowed all of these acts.  In addition to that I would add that God’s judgment generally does come from the literal direction of north as we see over and over again in His Word.  That said, I believe this as applied to Babylon the Great is also to be rendered as literal, and I mean geographically “north” from America, not from Jerusalem!  God is speaking of America in these verses!  What nation is to the north of the United States?  Directly north is Canada, primarily (focusing on the 48 contiguous states for now).  No, the government of Canada will not assist in the attack on the United States of America, although certainly Hezbollah or Al Qaeda terrorist cells could infiltrate the USA through Canada and there could be elements within the Canadian government, as there are within the American government, who help facilitate the plans.  Rather, I believe that we need to go over the Arctic Circle (as it were) and identify the main nation that we see at this location- it is Russia. Russia is a vast nation of about 145 million people and encompassing 6.6 million square miles.  Are the USA and Russia on friendly terms currently?  Certainly not, although President Obama himself seems to be alarmingly cozy with Russia’s leaders and, in fact, US and Russian forces were just recently engaged in joint military exercises in the American state of Colorado!  However, does “Russia” in any way fit the ethnic/cultural identifiers which we see in other Bible verses?  It is imperative that Russia match certain other key terms, or the country cannot be a “lock” as a certain attacker of America.  Let’s then investigate these other terms more closely.

But, first, I would be remiss if I did not mention the recent “open mic” incident between Presidents Obama and Medvedev.  Here is the transcript in which America’s President asks for “space” and understanding from Medvedev’s boss, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (26 March, 2012); this is from an article by William Kristol (H/T GardenGirl)-

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-2013-more-flexibility_634474.html

President Obama:  On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him* to give me space.

President Medvedev:  Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space.  Space for you …

President Obama:  This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev:  I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

[Bolding in above quote by C.M.N.]  *Russian P.M. Putin

Basically, what Obama was talking about was dealing/compromising with Russia on a proposed missile defense shield.  This obviously has much to do with the topic of this very article!  Presumed Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney seems to be much more sensible about the Russian threat; the other day he was ridiculed by current Vice President Joe Biden for even suggesting that Russia poses a threat to America!  Obviously, the current Administration is amazingly naive, or worse, regarding the undeniable destructive intent of the Russian bear.

When I first read the “open mic” transcript, what immediately sprung to mind was Jeremiah 51:53-

Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.

You see, this particular word for “heaven” in Hebrew, which is “shamayim”, alternately means “sky”, “atmosphere”, or “space“!  America’s “space defense” is no secret.  Interesting choice of words from Obama, and certainly God was behind this “open mic” incident and the revelation obtained!

So, back now to the identity of the “nation from the north” we have this gem from-

http://www.cogwriter.com/russia_in_prophecy.htm

[bold emphasis C.M.N.]

Thus, the ‘daughter of Babylon’ is to be destroyed by a northern (apparently Russian-led) force. And probably one that cooperates with nations in the East, maybe Iran, and possibly the Ukraine. Ukraine will likely have some European cooperation, but because of prophecies related to groups like the Medes, it is more likely that it will be allied with Russia and not the Europeans in the end. Similarly, Belarus is nation of those that primarily support the Russian Orthodox Church.  Since there are religious, cultural, military, and economic ties between Russia and Belarus, Belarus will also seem to be a supporter of the end time apparently Russian-led confederation.

Keep in mind when analyzing the quote above that the author apparently believes “the Europeans” are a ten nation European confederacy.  This was a common interpretation popularized by the “prophecy gurus” back in the 1970’s, but it is wrought with inconsistencies and clearly not going to be the case, as rather the “ten kings” will each control a portion of the entire world after the fall of America.

Hopefully, the identity of this nation(s) from the north will make even more sense after reading the next section.

Here is a map of the general southwest Asia region, in order that you might be able to better visualize the locations of many the countries which I will be referring to from here on out, although unfortunately not all of the nations are shown on this map (“click” twice for awesome enhanced view)-

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Media/the Medes/Kings of Medes-

The Word of the Lord; Isaiah 13:17-

Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:11-

Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:28-

Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.

According to my Ryrie Study Bible, as per Jeremiah 51:11 Medes refers to “an Aryan people who lived east of the Tigris River and south of the Caspian Sea” . . . 

The above location would represent modern-day western Iran; however, the Medes have migrated quite far since the time of ancient Babylon, as we shall review.

Unbeknownst to me, while I was working feverishly on this article, GardenGirl published this excellent piece entitled “THE SPIRIT OF THE MEDES ” at link-

http://runningfrombabylon.blogspot.com/2012/05/spirit-of-medes.html

H/T to GardenGirl, and please check her article before continuing on with reading this one, as it fits my thesis very closely, and be sure to watch the impressive embedded videos as well.

Looking closely now at the ancient word “Maday”.

Strong’s H-4074-

מדי Maday {maw-dah’-ee} of foreign derivation; AV – Medes 8, Media 6, Madai 2; 16 Media or Medes or Madai = “middle land” n pr m 1) a people descended from the son of Japheth and who inhabited the territory of Media n pr loc 2) land inhabited by the descendants of Japheth; located northwest of Persia proper, south and southwest of the Caspian Sea, east of Armenia and Assyria, and west and northwest of the great salt desert of Iram

Author R.A. Coombes suggests that “Media” refers to northeastern Iran.  Based on the below map, in general and overall it appears that Media represents portions of modern-day Armenia, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, southernmost Russia, and Iran, keeping in mind that the map features the extent of the ancient Median Empire and not those regions occupied subsequent to the later migration of the same people, the Medes-

Further research has substantiated this and revealed much more.  According to-

www.servantnews.com/sn9612/s961224.htm

. . . the peoples of Madai first dwelt in the region comprising what is today northwest Iran.  They later moved north of the Black Sea into the region of Scythia.  They moved as least as far as present-day Ukraine and parts of southern Russia.  In fact, the entire portion of southern Russia near the Black Sea was settled by the Medians.

Interesting, the Kurds are named by one author as possibly synonymous with “Medes” although I have not seen definitive proof of this assertion; regardless, the Kurdish people, who comprise a distinct culture even today, are now found in the precise countries which are mentioned here, principally Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.  There is no reason to assume that Kurd terrorists of an Islamic fundamentalist persuasion might not be members of Al Qaeda or other Sunni groups and, therefore, contribute to the attack on America Babylon.  The Islamist Kurds of terrorist group Ansar al-Islam, based in northern Iraq, are a striking recent example of a bloody and ruthless subset of what is traditionally a peaceful though strongly persecuted ethnic group.

More selected quotes from-

http://www.cogwriter.com/russia_in_prophecy.htm

[bold emphasis C.M.N.]

Those in the Ukraine seem to have some ties to the Medes.  The ancient Medes dwelt between the Black and Caspian Seas.

According to the Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Soviet Union, by the second century BC an ‘…Iranian nomadic people…[whose] federation of tribes eventually seems to have included a strong Slavonic element…’ were settled north of the Black Sea. This confederation of peoples was drawn from Elamites and Medes, together with Meshech and Tubal. By this time they must have been speaking a common language, proto-Slavic, akin to Old Persian.

From north of the Black Sea the Elamites gradually spread west and south, giving rise to the Slavic population in central and southern Europe. The tribes who traced their descent from the ancient Medes moved a little north and west to lay claim to the rich farmland of Little Russia, the Ukraine.

Some of the Russians themselves appear to have been from the Medes.  Notice the following account:

But how are we to explain the name Russia?  The old-fashioned view was to derive the word from the Rhoxolani.  This, however, has long been abandoned.  One thing is certain, namely, that these Rhoxolani were of Oriental descent, a Medic or Iranic tribe. They disappear from history, having, like so many other tribes —been swallowed up by the huge waves of immigration which overflowed the country (Morfill WR. Russia. Published 1890 by T.F. Unwin, London).

I think that we need to take seriously the possibility that “the Medes” referred to in Jeremiah may represent the peoples of both Russia and Iran.  Why?  Well, in addition to pervasive geographic proof, at the time of the Prophet Daniel the symbol for the empire of the Medes was a bear; beginning in at least the 17th century, if not earlier, the symbol for the Russian Empire has been a bear!

The following article speaks of the bear as representing the ancient Medes who (along with the Persians) overran the Babylon of Belshazzar’s day; that is, the last fall of Babylon in 539 BC-

http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/2707.htm

The bear represents the Medo-Persian Empire, succeeding the Babylonian Empire.  In this partnership between the Medes and the Persians, the Persians dominated the relationship.

The slow, crushing armies of the Medo-Persian Empire were well known.  They simply overwhelmed their opponents with superior size and strength.  The Medes and Persians are compared to a bear on account of their cruelty and thirst after blood, a bear being a most voracious and cruel animal.

These days, however, the bear is associated with the nation of Russia-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Bear

Not only that, but the word “Medes” is etymologically related to the Russian word for bear, “Medved”!  According to-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear

In Russian and other Slavic languages, the word for bear, ‘Medved’, and variants or derivatives such as Medvedev, are common surnames

Stunningly, the current President of Russia, who is about to transfer into the Prime Minister role in a “switch” with Vladimir Putin is named Dmitry Medvedev; therefore “Dimitry Bear”.  I believe that we need to consider both Russia and Iran as “the Medes”, especially since in the Bible prophecies we are dealing with kings (more than one) of the Medes.

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Elam-

The Word of the Lord; Isaiah 21:2-

A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

As you can see, the Elamites were mentioned along with the Medes in the above quote, in which both are identified in the Ukraine and amongst Slavic populations in the general area of central/southern Europe.  According to my Ryrie Study Bible (re. Isaiah 21) Elam is Persia.  Persia is universally recognized as modern-day Iran.  While we might be able to suggest that parts of neighboring Turkey and Azerbaijan could also be included in “Elam”, for the sake of this study we can conclude that, primarily, “Elam = Iran”.  Yet as we can see in the discussion of “Medes” above, Elam has a current strategic relationship to Russia as well.

Perhaps it should not come as a shock to find the Russians and Iranians as fervent allies today- after all, they are blood brothers!  It is often said that the Persians invented the game of chess and that the Russians mastered it.  Ironic how they are working together now in an international chess match with Babylon (and Israel) being the primary opponents (i.e. targets); does anyone truly believe that the Americans are going to outmaneuver this Russo-Persian alliance?  I say “no way“.  The best the Americans can hope for is for Iran to be greatly weakened by Israeli strikes, for obviously this alliance-from-hell desires to go against Israel as well.

Investigating the identity of “Elam” further, we check the Strong’s definition:

Strong’s H-5867-

עילם `Eylam {ay-lawm’} or עולם `Owlam (Ezr 10:2; Jer 49:36) {o-lawm’} probably from 05956; AV – Elam 28; 28 Elam = “eternity” n pr m 1) a Korhite Levite in the time of David 2) a chief man of the tribe of Benjamin 3) ancestor of a family of exiles who returned with Zerubbabel 4) a chief of the people who signed the covenant with Nehemiah 5) another ancestor of another family of exiles who returned with Zerubbabel 6) a priest who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah 7) another head of a family of returning exiles n pr loc 8) a province east of Babylon and northeast of the lower Tigris

Likewise, the ancient Medes/Persian empire included portions of present-day Iraq; therefore, terrorists from the nation of Iraq should also be mentioned as possible contributors to the day of America’s demise.

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Ararat-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:27-

Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

According to my Ryrie Study Bible, per Jeremiah 51:27, Ararat was “north of (ancient) Babylon; conquered by the Medes in the sixth century” . . .

Strong’s H-0780-

אררט ‘Ararat {ar-aw-rat’} of foreign origin; TWOT – 169; n pr loc AV – Ararat 2, Armenia 2; 4 Ararat = “the curse reversed: precipitation of curse” 1) a mountainous region of eastern Armenia, between the river Araxes and the lakes Van and Oroomiah, the site where Noah’s ark came to rest 2) (TWOT) the mountain where Noah’s ark came to rest

According to author A.P. Watchman, in its narrow sense “Ararat” refers to Turkey and the Caucasus Mountains region (also including southwestern Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and extreme northern Iran).  Author R.A. Coombes agrees that “Ararat” is Turkey.  Further study which I have done from a wide variety of sources and many different Bible commentaries (aided by Bible Gateway), it is evident to me that, in the strict sense, “Ararat” directly denotes modern-day Armenia, especially the East Central portion, yet includes as well parts of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, and perhaps extreme northern Iran.  These countries match very well with those in the list I put together of the “Caucasus Mountains region” from A.P. Watchman.  Imagine my surprise to see this article in my Inbox the other morning (10 April), sent by a sister in Christ Jesus-

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/russian-massing-troops-near-nothern-iranian-border/

And a relevant quote (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-

The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic (Iran), according to informed Russian sources.

Russian troops stationed in Armenia make perfect sense, prophetically, based on what we already know of these people groups, but this assessment should be profoundly driven home later in this article!

On pages 328-329 of his book, Mr. Watchman makes an insightful possible connection with the word “Ararat”.  Because it was Mount Ararat in ancient Armenia on which Noah’s Ark came to rest, and from where post-Flood civilization spread out, in a broad sense “Ararat” could possibly mean “nations of the world” or at least refer to many nations in the general Middle East/Eurasia setting!  This would greatly change the dynamics and conclusions of this entire investigation, of course, and while I cannot embrace this idea any further in this study it is certainly one to keep in mind.

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Minni-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:27-

Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

According to the Ryrie Study Bible, per Jeremiah 51:27, Minni was “north of (ancient) Babylon; conquered by the Medes in the sixth century” . . .

Strong’s H-4508-

מני Minniy {min-nee’} of foreign derivation;; n pr loc AV – Minni 1; 1 Minni = “division” 1) a region in Armenia

According to A.P. Watchman, “Minni” is ancient Armenia; author R.A. Coombes agrees. My own research suggests that, indeed, Minni is current-day Armenia, specifically the western part, and probably includes the northwestern portion of modern Iran as well.  Now we have already “two witnesses” that the nation of Armenia will somehow be involved in an attack on America Babylon, probably through either individuals functioning within terrorist cells or via Russian (or Iranian) troops stationed there at military installations.

However, in addition to this strong contention that “Minni = Armenia” we have an historic source which points to an entirely different part of the world:  Saudi Arabia (“Arabia”).  Dr. William Smith’s classic 1868 “Dictionary of the Bible” makes this bold statement, although he supports the connection of Minni to Armenia as well!  This Arabian Peninsula connection is fascinating, yet disquieting.  In my estimation it is imperative that we at least add Saudi Arabia to the list of countries “to watch” for some type of involvement in the demise of America; for example, it is widely known that fifteen of the nineteen September 11 hijackers were Saudi nationals!  Furthermore, I believe that we should also add Yemen or Yemeni citizens to the list; other countries on the Arabian Peninsula which we need to be leery of are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.  Certainly, thousands of citizens of these 5 nations are card-carrying terrorists who have ill will toward the United States of America.  However, because this Arabian Peninsula relationship is tenuous (albeit intriguing), and I have found no confirming “witnesses”, it is best that Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and their Peninsular neighbors simply be considered “wild cards” as possible attackers of America.

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Ashchenaz-

The Word of the Lord; Jeremiah 51:27-

Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

According to the Ryrie Study Bible, Ashchenaz was “north of (ancient) Babylon; conquered by the Medes in the sixth century” . . .

Strong’s H-0813-

אשכנז ‘Ashkenaz {ash-ken-az’} of foreign origin; n pr m AV – Ashkenaz 3; 3 Ashkenaz = “a man as sprinkled: fire as scattered” 1) a descendant of Japheth 2) a northern people, perhaps of Bithynia

It appears that ancient Bithynia is included in what is today northwest Turkey.  Apparently considering to where these peoples migrated, author R.A. Coombes mentions that Ashkenaz may refer to Bosnia (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and possibly Serbia.  According to A.P. Watchman, “Ashkenaz” represents a wide swath of Germanic peoples, presumably including those in the Macedonia/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Serbia regions.  This has been confirmed by my research, yet “Germanic” is a rather obscure term really and I do not believe that we are talking about the nation of Germany, but rather Germanic peoples in much of Europe to which the “Ashkenaz peoples” spread, but also more locally in this ethnic group’s original territory around western Armenia, eastern Turkey, southern Georgia and other areas south of the Black Sea.  These are all nations over which Russia currently exerts significant strong-armed influence.  German citizens, however, especially perhaps Muslim extremists of Turkish descent, could certainly be involved in the attack on America.

According to Paul Kriwaczek, the Hebrew word “Ashkenaz” originally referred to a Scythian.  In more modern usage this term clearly suggests “German” or even general “European”, based on the identification of European Jews as mainly “Ashkenazi Jews”.  In fact, author Allen Bonck equates the Biblical “Ashkenaz” directly with Russia.  If the Scythian link is correct, then we need to investigate this term further as this could be “key” to the investigation.  According to-

http://forward.com/articles/13681/the-origins-of-ashkenaz-/

. . . it is almost certainly the Hebrew name known to the . . . Greeks as the Skythoi or Scythians . . . a powerful confederation of Indo-European tribes who spoke a language of the Iranian family; their original home was in the steppe-lands north of the Black Sea in what today would be southern Ukraine

[bold emphasis C.M.N.]

From “CreationWiki” we find a strong connection of the Scythians to Central Asia in general, and specific references to northern Afghanistan (Ashkun River region) and adjacent Turkmenistan.  Futhermore, there is evidence that the Scythians migrated into Russia, China, and Indochina (although I will not pursue this possibility at the present time).  Suffice to say that the term “Ashkenaz” could well be quite broad in its meaning!

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A Partial Summary of the Nations and People Groups-

So, Russia looks like a given as the leader of the attack on America, and Iran appears to be certain as well, with the Persians acting as the Russian’s “co-pilot” if you will.  This fits precisely with what Jack Kelley suggests in his article “The Magog Persia Alliance“; basically he states that most Bible scholars believe that when God lists groups of nations, He typically does so in order of importance.  In this verse we see the Medes taking a leadership (kings) role; Jeremiah 51:28-

Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.

Another “major player” in the attack on America seems to be Turkey, although it could be terrorists from this country who are acting independently of their government.  We also see Armenia playing a significant role, whether as a staging ground for Russian troops and missiles, a supplier of terrorist manpower, or in other roles it is currently unknown.

In other words, this is a Russia-led alliance, with Iran as a co-conspirator/major player and with clear Turkish and Armenian components.  Let’s review the other countries mentioned as possible “contributors” and see what they have in common (predominant religion)-

Georgia (“Christian”)

Azerbaijan (Muslim)

Ukraine (“Christian”)

Belarus (“Christian”)

Iraq (Muslim)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (mixed “Christian” and Muslim)

Less likely would be Serbia (“Christian”), Macedonia (“Christian”), & Germany (“Christian”)

Other countries which should be mentioned now, as portions of them were part of the original Medes-Persian empire, include Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon.

All of these nations are Islamic, with most of them also closely allied with Russia.  The term “Kings of the Medes” could easily apply to Russia, Iran, or both!  It could also refer to the leaders of any or all of these smaller nations or even terrorist leaders!

America’s main creditor is China.  On many occasions people have asked me “what about China, will they be part of the attack on America?”  I would suggest that this is quite possible, but the evidence is not direct.  China could represent one of the “kings”, “coastlands”, or even “nations from the north”, certainly.  I’d say that China is a wild card to keep our eyes on.  I’ll touch on this again when I discuss modern-day prophetic visions.  And let us recall the possible strong connection with Saudi Arabia, as well as perhaps Yemen and other Peninsular nations.

Finally, let’s take a closer look at a particular current Russian military alliance; this from-

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090529/155118377.html

[bold emphasis C.M.N.]

The CSTO, a post-Soviet regional security bloc comprising Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, has already agreed to create a joint rapid-reaction force, but Russia is preparing a new, larger-scale project.

‘The work is being conducted in all areas, and a number of documents have been adopted,’ the Kommersant newspaper quoted an unidentified source in the Foreign Ministry as saying.

‘It will be a purely military structure, built to ensure security in Central Asia in case of an act of aggression,’ the source said.

Russia already has joint military contingents with Belarus and Armenia in the CSTO framework.

The new force will comprise large military units from five countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

‘It will include armored and artillery units, and a naval flotilla in the Caspian Sea,’ CSTO press secretary Vitaly Strugovets said earlier.

The creation of a powerful military contingent in Central Asia reflects Moscow’s drive to make the CSTO a pro-Russian military bloc, rivaling NATO forces in Europe.  Thus, there is currently a growing Russian-led military confederation.  And more are likely to support Russia in the future.

The article above is from May, 2009.  Frankly, I have not kept up on the intricacies of this strategic relationship, but surely Russia wants and needs to counter NATO and America at every turn.  However, I am also leery of anything published which has a Russian origin, as it might merely represent propaganda from the masters of chess and purposeful misinformation themselves.  That said, it would certainly be interesting to do a bit more research on the CSTO, but perhaps in the interim we should add these other countries to our list of those to “watch”?:

Kazakhstan (Muslim),

Kyrgyzstan (Muslim), and

Tajikistan (Muslim)

What about Turkey?  Turkey is a bit of a paradox, situated as it is at the very crossroads of East and West.  A long time member of NATO, its long-awaited full membership in the European Union won’t happen until at least 2013, if ever.  The further Turkey is from the EU, the cozier it can be with Russia.  Russo-Turkish relations are actually quite strong currently, with Russia helping to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, and trade between the two nations is at an all time high.  I see Turkey as a schizophrenic nation torn between East and West, between Islamism and moderation, between the faded “greatness” of the Ottoman Empire peak and future uncertainty.  If the EU continues to deny full member status to Turkey, I would not be surprised to see Turkey more strongly embrace a military strategic relationship with Russia, possibly even without a leadership change in Turkey.  That is to say, perhaps the Turks will tire of waiting on the EU and will instead throw full support behind Russia as the Russian bear plans attacks on both America and Israel.  Keep in mind that the populous nation of Turkey is well over 99% Muslim, a percentage helped greatly by their slaughter, less than a century ago, of over 2 million Armenian Christians.  May we never forget.

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Confirming Visions of Modern-Day Prophets-

I will mention only four total visions from three of America’s most esteemed prophets, with links provided and short quotes from the three.  First is the astounding vision of evangelist A.A. Allen as derived from his book “My Vision of the Destruction of America Atop Empire State Building:  Will Russia Invade America?“.  You can read his vision in its entirety at the link below, which includes my own commentary/analysis-

http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/a-a-allens-astounding-panoramic-vision-of-americas-destruction-a-new-interpretation-from-the-biblically-correct-viewpoint-of-america-as-babylon-the-great-and-a-two-year-warning/

Here is a partial quote (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-

Then suddenly I saw from the Atlantic and from the Pacific, and out of the Gulf (of Mexico), rocket-like objects that seemed to come up like fish leaping out of the water. High into the air they leaped, each headed in a different direction, but every one toward the United States. On the ground, the sirens screamed louder. And up from the ground I saw similar rockets beginning to ascend.

To me, these appeared to be interceptor rockets although they arose from different points all over the United States. However none of them seemed to be successful in intercepting the rockets that had risen from the ocean on every side. These rockets finally reached their maximum height, slowly turned over, and fell back toward the earth in defeat.

Then suddenly, the rockets, which had leaped out of the oceans like fish all, exploded at once. The explosion was earsplitting. The next thing, which I saw, was a huge ball of fire. The only thing I have ever seen which resembled the thing I saw in my vision was the picture of the explosion of the H-bomb, somewhere in the South Pacific some months ago. In my vision, it was so real I seemed to feel a searing heat from it.

The attacker here is obviously Russia!

Now for a famous vision of Henry Gruver; link here-

http://members.iglide.net/jdurr/ProphecyNewsContent/Gruver.html

And the majority of the vision quoted (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-

I was in Wales, on December 14, 1986.  I went up on top of the Eagle tower in the Caenarvon Castle.  It had eight points on it.  Each of the points on it were eroded eagles.  This castle was built in the 12th century.

I was overlooking the Irish Sea toward the North Sea—Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the tip of Scotland, Greenland, Iceland in that area.

All of a sudden I was up above the Earth looking down upon the earth like a globe.  As I looked down on the earth, I saw all of these massive amount of all kinds of ships and airplanes.  They were coming from up above Norway, out of this inlet.

They headed down between the United States and Europe.  They literally covered the whole Atlantic.  Then I wanted to see what was happening to the United States.  I looked over on the globe at the United States.  I saw coming out of the United States these radio communication towers.  I saw the jagged lines like they draw to show that communications are coming out.  All of a sudden, as I was looking down on them they began to sparkle down on the earth like dust.  I thought ‘Oh no!  They are not getting through!  They don’t know what is happening!  They are totally oblivious!’

Then I began to see all of these submarines emerging from under the surface.  I was surprised at how close they were to our borders!  They were in our territorial waters!  Then I saw the missiles come out of them!  They hit eastern coastal cities of the United States.

I looked over across the country where my family was over in the northwest side, and I saw the submarines.  I saw the missiles coming out and hitting the western coastal cities.

I cried out and I said, ‘Oh God! Oh God! When will this be, and what shall be the sign of its coming? . . .’

I have listened to an audio file interview in which Mr. Gruver tells us that the Russian forces came out of an inlet named “Murmansk“.  Yes, this is a real place, as you can see in the map below.  Murmansk is a Russian port to the extreme north of the country, very near Finland.  It makes great sense that it is from this starting point that Russia will launch a portion of its attack on America during that fateful day.

In addition, this seems to fit very closely what A.P. Watchman says about Russia and the wording in Jeremiah 50:26 “come against her from the utmost border” which describes the attack on America, although Mr. Watchman is instead suggesting the Alaskan Aleutian Peninsula region.

Here are two visions of Dimitru Duduman; links provided below.  The great Romanian prophet sent by God to warn the American people clearly saw the connection of Russia (and, to an extent, China as well) to the destruction of America, the Babylon-

“China and Russia”, from 1996:

http://www.handofhelp.com/vision_36.php

“The Bear Awakes”, from 1997:

http://www.handofhelp.com/vision_44.php

And a video; this is a MUST-WATCH! (only 10 minutes)-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGwvqcj9_9g&feature=related

In the video, the speaker is Romanian prophet-for-America Dimitru Duduman and the translator is his grandson Michael Boldea, a prophet in his own right who also runs the compassionate ministry “Hand of Help” which assists Romanian orphans.  If you are looking for a wonderful, true Christian charity to support, Hand of Help is the ultimate.

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A Word about the Spiritual Component-

Now, moving from the viewable geographic to the spiritual (yet still geographic) realm, I must applaud sister GardenGirl once again.  Obviously, the Holy Spirit is in control here, for when I saw the title of her new article which I’ve linked above . . .

THE SPIRIT OF THE MEDES

. . . it immediately struck me that this “SPIRIT” might well be the “prince of Persia” from the Book of Daniel, Chapter 10!  In other words, we are dealing with a demonic entity here, not only with nations and individual men!  To review, the angel Gabriel was on the way to give Daniel a message, but was blocked by the prince of Persia for twenty-one days, until the angel Michael arrived in order to assist Gabriel.  Here is the verse; Daniel 10:13-

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

This is a spirit, sisters and brothers.  I believe that it could well be this very same evil spirit which is influencing the leaders of Iran and Russia, blood brothers as they are, to attack America in the near future.  Both Iran and Russia have made their intentions quite clear.  Who can forget the “we will bury you” threat of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on November 18, 1956**?  Although supposedly he was referring to a future Marxist uprising and conspiracy within America, which appears to be the case today with the Obama Presidency, many Americans took “we will bury you” as a nuclear threat.  Perhaps it was both?  Break down America internally through forced Marxism and then strike when Americans are pitted against one another?

Likewise, the Iranian theocracy has made it very clear that they consider America to be the “Great Satan” which needs to be destroyed in order to usher in the end of the present world system which they believe will result in Islamic control of the globe under the leadership of the Mahdi.  According to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad-

Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?  You should know that this slogan, this goal, can certainly be achieved.

Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury.

I show this information about Russia and Iran mainly to reveal that both countries have an historic enmity for the United States of America, and it should be no surprise to the educated to find that they will work together in the near-future toward this common objective; the complete annihilation of America.

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Conclusions & Approximate Timing of this Event-

A Summary of the Attackers of Babylon the Great:

CERTAIN- Russia, Iran

NEAR-CERTAIN- Armenia, Turkey

QUITE LIKELY- Hezbollah*, Al Qaeda*, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan

POSSIBLE- Georgia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Uzbechistan, Turkmenistan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Iraq

WILD CARDS- China, North Korea, Kurds*, Serbia, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, (other Peninsular nations)

*As terrorists, various nationalities . . . it must also be stressed that for all of the nations identified in the list above the involvement could be direct; the supplying of bases, materials, and “cover”; or the furnishing of manpower . . .

**Fifty-three years later, to the very day, was the asteroid of November 18, 2009 which represents a harbinger of this future judgment on America and includes an Obama connection; please see my related article here-

http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/prophetic-dream-asteroid-western-usa/

It is quite clear that Russia will lead this confederation of nations and terrorist groups which conspire to destroy Babylon America; Iran will be Russia’s principal partner.  Yet the actual orders may indeed originate from the “ten kings”; that is, from the shadow government and UN power brokers who actually run the world, and will be able to much more freely operate with America “out of the way”.  In addition to Russia and Iran, Turkey or Turkish nationals are another given, as are Armenians or at least the nation of Armenia as a base of operations.  Terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Al Qaeda are probable, and will likely have participating members from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and a host of nations.  Ethnic Kurds may also play a significant role.  China is a distinct wild card to “watch”!  Where China might well fit in would be as a member of the “assembly of great nations from the north” (Jeremiah 50:9), as China is clearly a great nation today.

What about North Korea, a nation which is socially inept and appears militarily impotent, yet also seems desperate to prove a point?  It certainly behooves us to keep an eye on the North Koreans, although their function may be strictly that of a decoy and a supplier of nukes to Iran.  This I do not know, although obviously “supplier of nukes” would be a key role.

In addition, three of the “top four” countries are mentioned as having a current strategic and military alliance; these are Russia, Iran, and Armenia.  Here is the article which connects these dots, albeit from a vastly different “point of view”-

http://old.win.ru/en/school/7582.phtml

This is interesting just from a “current events” standpoint, that is to show that this end times anti-USA alliance is indeed feasible and is currently in place.  Other countries which border these three nations in the alliance are Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.  Turkey is, of course, the fourth “principal” nation within the end times alignment against America, although it is yet uncertain the specific role which Turkey itself, or Turkish nationals, might play.

It is essential to remember that these “nations” are actually better described as “people groups” or “ethnic groups” per their Biblical definitions and, as such, the actual attackers of America could be the nations themselves, citizens thereof, or it could be that the country plays only a supportive and complicit role in logistics, military bases, supplies, etc.

Certain nations appear conspicuous in their absence, which would include northern Africa countries such as Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia, as well as the Maghreb nations of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Libya.  Several of these countries are shown to militarily go against Israel in the end times (Ezekiel 38), so perhaps an Israeli counterstrike renders them ineffective.  Certainly, we would not expect these north African nations to be directly involved in an attack on the American heartland due to the great distances involved and their combined lack of long-range missiles and military infrastructure; however, the “fanners”, as we have already seen, can be from any nation on the globe, which might likely include individuals from these very nations.

Now, to the timing . . . when will this all occur?  It appears that the attack on America will either start the final 7 years or the last 3½ years prior to the beginning of the blessed Millennial Kingdom.  My own research shows a strong possibility for the annihilation of America to occur on either the years 2013 (into 2014), 2016, or 2019, or anywhere in-between.  In interviews he has given, Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger . . .” (see Bibliography) shows strong evidence for September of 2015 being another strong judgment on America.  Drew Simmons (see Bibliography) has done extensive research which indicates that June 5, 2016 fits all of the parameters needed to satisfy this as the day of the attack on America.  If this near-future day represents the Day of the Lord, which it appears to, then the timing will certainly be anything but “random”.  Author R.A. Coombes says that America’s demise will occur just after American troops and allies begin to move against Israel; whereas author John Price says it occurs when America fails to defend Israel after she comes under attack.  I do not know if America will actively move against Israel, but I believe that any major betrayal of Israel could be the trigger, certainly, therefore I believe Mr. Price’s scenario to be quite feasible.

There are many clues in Daniel, Revelation, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and various other Books of the Bible which reveal the approximate timing of the end times events, but such a study is obviously beyond the scope of this article.  The bottom line is that multitudes of watchmen and prophets are now screaming “soon!”  This event is coming very, very soon, beloved, and it is high time to start spiritual preparations.

I have done a tremendous amount of research into this topic which I have not yet published, but I am looking at a few events which appear to likely precede the fall of America.  That is possibly.  In other words, if I see these events fulfilled then, personally, I will become even more alert to the nearness of the hour than I am now (if that be possible).  A very important sign would be a new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.  A massive earthquake and tsunami in the Philippines could occur somewhat before or slightly after the fall of America.  Damascus, Syria, might well become a “ruinous heap” shortly before America herself is reduced to rubble.  I am also watching for a change in leadership in France (could be imminent) and perhaps Russia (apparently is indeed imminent, yet with two men simply “switching roles”).  These “signs” are derived from intensive and individual study and I do not really have sources for them outside of some influence by Best (2000); just to say that these have been confirmed by the Holy Spirit.

Another precursor sign is that Iran might be attacked, very likely by Israel but even by America.  Obviously, this will not stop the Persians from playing their part in attacking America in the near future.  What about the President of America?  Will there be a change? President Obama makes an ideal final “King of Babylon”, but a Mitt Romney would also fit quite well.  I would be surprised if America has more than one additional President after Obama, and he may well be the final one, which would fit the Isaiah 9 harbinger prophecy to a tee, as eloquently described by Sue Bradley in her article “The WATCHMEN, 9/11, and the Harbingers”; Isaiah 9:15-

The ancient and honourable he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

To me, it is quite easy to imagine George Washington as the “ancient and honourable” (not withstanding his later Masonic fall) and Barack Hussein Obama (another Mason) as the “prophet that teaches lies”, and it is certainly obvious that “the head” would refer to the first President and “the tail” to the last.  Again, as I alluded to earlier, although Obama seems a perfect fit for the “tail”, there are other American presidential candidates who could fill the role as well.  Not making any solid predictions here although I am very concerned that Obama might be the final President, which would mean he somehow wins re-election, likely through outright fraud.  It is easy for me to envision Obama in an complete betrayal of Israel.

I certainly have no expertise in either the geography of this general area of the world nor the political realities.  Clearly, the geopolitical landscape is changing daily, so suffice to say that as the months go by this somewhat blurred picture will come into better focus before that near-future Day of the Lord when the entire world will find out that the hammer of the whole earth has been cut asunder and broken.

God willing, in later articles I shall investigate this more specific timing in greater detail, and also share Scripture which supports the various viewpoints as to what becomes of the True Church during this near-future event; that is, the total destruction of America.  Keep watching, sisters and brothers, for we truly live in fascinating days in which we can observe Bible prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes.

With Love in Christ,

CARLOS MONTAÑA NABAÉTEUO

©2012 CARLOS MONTAÑA NABAÉTEUO

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Bibliography-

Smith, Dr. William, & Ezra Abbott, 1868, Dictionary of the Bible:  Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History, Volume I- Publ. by Hurd and Houghton, New York, New York, 896p.

Allen, A.A., 1954, My Vision of the Destruction of America Atop Empire State Building:  Will Russia Invade America?-  Allen Publ., Hereford, AZ, 81p.

Bonck, Allen, 1989, America the Daughter of Babylon:  The Prophetic Story of America’s Future- New Wine Press, Chichester, England, UK, 141p.

Coombes, R.A., 1998, America, The Babylon:  America’s Destiny Foretold In Biblical Prophecy (an Exegetical Study)- Leathers Publ., Leawood, KS, USA, 250p.

Best, Marshall W., 2000, Through the Prophet’s Eye- Wine Press Publ., USA, 750p.

Williams, Paul L., 2007, The Day of Islam:  The Annihilation of America and the Western World- Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, USA, 288p.

Bradley, Sue, 2009, The Watchmen, 911, and the Harbingers- article archived at:  http://archivesmb.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/the-watchmen-911-and-the-harbingers16.pdf

Price, John, 2009, The End of America:  The Role of Islam in the End Times and Biblical Warnings to Flee America- Christian House Publ. Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA, 329p.

Watchman, A.P., 2010, Reaping the Whirlwind:  The Imminent Judgment of Babylon America- Xulon Press, USA, 366p.

Cahn, Jonathan, 2011, The Harbinger:  the Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America’s Future- Publ. by FrontLine, Lake Mary, Florida, USA, 262p.

Simmons, Drew, 2012, Quenched Like a Wick:  Revealing the Day America Breathes Her Last- Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 247p.

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics & music by Bates/Ward, 1910)

O beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

——-

America! America!

God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!

——-

O beautiful for pilgrim feet

Whose stern impassion’d stress

A thoroughfare for freedom beat

Across the wilderness

——-

America! America!

God mend thine ev’ry flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self-control,

Thy liberty in law.

——-

O beautiful for heroes prov’d

In liberating strife,

Who more than self their country lov’d,

And mercy more than life.

——-

America! America!

May God thy gold refine

Till all success be nobleness,

And ev’ry gain divine.

——-

O beautiful for patriot dream

That sees beyond the years

Thine alabaster cities gleam

Undimmed by human tears.

——-

America! America!

God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea.

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All I can say is that this lovely song breaks my heart, for it speaks of the unfilled potential of the beautiful country I have always called home, and cherished . . . God gave this nation such a tremendous blessing . . . what have we done with such a Heaven-sent gift??? 

In rebellion she was born, and by the sword she will perish . . . 

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  1. Hi Carlos,

    Great work brother. Praise God for the wisdom and discernment He has gifted you with. Keep up the good work for His glory!

    Blessings & Love in Yeshua,

    Cynthia

    • Hi Cynthia;

      I appreciate so much your kind words and support. I am just trying to be obedient to God, and there is so much to write and so little time remaining. The Lord has already given me another 2 dozen topics or so to work on. Short post coming next (unless the Lord leads me elsewhere), which is more of a personal story of how He prepared me to one day become a Watchman.

      Thanks again, dear sister, and many prayers as you pursue your writing as well, for His Glory!

      Love in Yeshua,

      Carlos

  2. Lance says:

    Outstanding post. I especially liked the extent with which you cited everything. Another possible angle on the 10 kings is the G8, formerly known as the G6, then the G7, now the G8 & they also have meetings with the G8+5; the 5 comprised of South Africa, Brazil, India, Mexico and China (known as the “outreach 5″). Regardless, its evident that the global structure is already in place in a capacity that can quickly be transformed into 10 +1. Interestingly enough, the EU is “represented” by two officials on G8 counsels but the EU itself does count toward the “8”; although France, Germany, UK and Italy are 4 of the 8. Given the world’s current economic status, it doesn’t take too much imagination to bump the US and add Brazil, India, and China in & you’d have 10+1 with the 1 represented by the counsel/commission president(s) currently hailing from the EU which is represented, but not counted in the # towards the 8, formerly 7, and 6. The G6 was originally called “The counsel of wealthy Nations”.
    Love in Yeshua
    Lance

    • Hi Lance;

      I really appreciate your kind comment about this article. I did spend a lot of time on it, and so far it has not been very well received, much to my disappointment.

      You make a valid and excellent point about the 10 Kings! Surely, they will be the rich and powerful of the world, and politically-connected; great chance that the majority of them will be European* alright esp. with the fall of America.

      Your math is convincing, too, and I have little doubt that this is about the way it will come about. Thank-you so much for sharing your special insights into the identity of the ten horns or kings, another one of the “mysteries” of the Bible!

      Abundant Blessings,

      Carlos

      *This got me to thinking about FIFA & something that really bothers me about that huge and powerful political organization- the European control, this despite the fact that the majority of the best footballers are coming from outside Europe these days. Fits your point precisely it seems!

  3. cindybythesea says:

    Thank you Carlos for your very thorough and detailed analysis of the various peoples groups mentioned in these passages. Oh, so important! And, key to understanding today’s headlines as they relate to Bible prophecy – particularly for those of us living in last days “Babylon”. God by his mercy is giving us sufficient warning through watchman like you for what lies ahead and, wise are those who will heed it. Thank you for being faithful to that which you have been called, you hard work much appreciated. May God continue to bless you and use you according to his purpose, your friend and sister in Christ, Cindy

    • Cindy, thank-you so very much for your kind words and wonderful encouragement! Your friendship has been a tremendous blessing as well, and I know that you share this sense of urgency of getting the word out to the people, as you are a watchman yourself. I’m pleased you got a lot out of this article, and the research continues with the time so short like it is, and will include, of course, the Hawaii connection I told you about before.

      May God’s blessings be abundant upon you as well, dear sister.

      Love in Yeshua,

      Carlos

  4. Erin Branch says:

    Incredible analysis and research brother Carlos! I especially appreciate your in-depth study of the possible Middle-Eastern players involved as that has always been something of a confusing subject for me.

    I have no doubt that Russia will be one of the key players in this grand chess game. You are very correct in saying “it is clear that God is using evil individuals (kings) and nations as part of His grand plan. The Lord will judge these nations and men shortly thereafter.” Isaiah 10:5-15 is a perfect example of this. God will judge the nations and His will will be done. “Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.” (Isaiah 10:24-25)

    I believe China will also be a major player in these events. A couple of things that come to mind immediately in support of this would be Revelation 9:16 wherein we are told that the army will number 200,000,000. It would be difficult, though not entirely impossible, to muster an army that size without the help of China. Furthermore, Daniel 11:44-45 suggests that trouble (and perhaps the end of the wicked ruler) comes from the north and also the east. Politically and militarily these two nations, Russia and China, have been working closely together – and indeed would need to in order to attack America. If one were to attack America without the help and support of the other then they would open themselves up to attack from the other as they are both vying to be THE world super-power.

    The Middle-Eastern countries, especially Iran, have fundamental religious beliefs that they will be the ones in control. They believe, as I understand it, that their God will come to rule and they will be the chosen people to rule the world – in a very un-Christlike manner I might add.

    The other player, as you briefly touched on, is the “shadow government,” “Illuminati,” “world bankers,” “elite,” et al. They don’t really care who is the “top dog” after America is destroyed because they know that they will be able to control everyone else.

    However, God is the one in complete control of everything and they too will soon find out that their wicked plans, though seemingly successful at first, will lead to their destruction.

    Thanks again brother Carlos for this amazing and insightful research!

    Erin Branch

    • Hi brother Erin;

      Thanks for your kind words and excellent contribution!

      I am especially intrigued by your analysis of the Russo-Chinese relationship, and what you have stated makes excellent sense. I would certainly not be surprised if China would turn out to be one of the “kings” or “nations from the coastlands”. The evidence is not as direct as it is for Russia, but good chance they will be a player, alright. And, as you’ve mentioned China is apparently going to be around at the very end as part of that huge 200,000,000 man army!

      Indeed, the Iranian brand of Shia Islam is incredibly dangerous. They are compelled to “start something”, for it is out of the ashes of war that they believe Islam and their “savior” will come to the forefront and, as you said, rule the world.

      Yes, I did not discuss the Illuminati types much, and you make an excellent point. A discussion of their role in this conspiracy would be a long article in its own right, but actually it is not my main area of interest. The “kings” will be well taken care of in the aftermath of the Fall of Babylon, I’m quite certain! I can imagine that the Islamic and “European” constituencies might be inclined to “battle it out” somewhat over geographic areas, however, although it seems the antichrist and false prophet are able to bring these groups together quite tidily.

      The Isaiah verses you quoted fit perfectly. Indeed, we must see everything from the Biblical worldview, and learn to understand God’s ways. The more we do this, the more the seemingly incomprehensible becomes understandable. I will be touching on “types” of America in the Holy Bible in a long series with various installments, and I may start with either Israel or Judah, as per the Lord’s instructions.

      Thanks again, brother Erin, for your thoughtful and powerful comment.

      Blessings,

      Carlos

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  6. Erin Branch says:

    I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed this before, but you ought to check out Ezekiel 27 – it perfectly matches with Revelation 18. Tyrus = America just as Babylon = America. As an aside this also correlates with your colors of Babylon article, in which purple = blue, in that the color blue is mentioned twice in Ezekiel 27. Incredible stuff!

    • Erin Branch says:

      Knowing Tyrus is America also, you should read Ezekiel 26 which goes perfectly along with this article.

    • Hi Erin;

      I just read Ezekiel 27 on the BibleGateway site. You are indeed correct! Sounds to me that Tyre is much like the NYC component of Babylon; the main port city but also the nation. I saw the mention of blue- fascinating! What led you to Ezekiel today?

      For the reader, this is the article brother Erin is referring to-

      http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/the-colors-worn-and-adorned-by-the-harlot-of-revelation/

      In some ways, perhaps my most important research to date.

      Thank-you dear brother, and blessings,

      Carlos

      • Erin Branch says:

        I was doing research on identifying characteristics of the anti-Christ, using much of what Daniel details in his book as a reference point, and was led to Ezekiel 28. The “prince of Tyrus” is described in many ways much like Daniel’s “little horn.” I then started looking into Tyrus to find out more about what it was. This then brought me to the other chapters in Ezekiel.

        Now I’m really getting excited how all these different scriptures are being brought together in miraculous ways. Truly God has written these things and is sounding the warning voice for all those who have ears to hear!

        Blessings to you Carlos!

      • Amen, brother Erin, indeed He is opening eyes and revealing Himself through His Word in these final days like never before!

        I have not studied the characteristics of the antichrist lately, but I do have an interesting book on my “to read” stack called “Asshur the Assyrian”, written by Allen Bonck, the same man who wrote one of the key America = (Daughter of) Babylon books. Keep me posted with what you discover, please.

        Blessings to you as well, brother Erin.

        Carlos

        P.S.: With so much being said about America by Isaiah and Jeremiah, certainly Ezekiel and Daniel also speak of her directly. I’m getting also a sense of Isaiah 47 within the Ezekiel passages.

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  8. jon says:

    Has any thought been given to the FEMA organization? They have split America into ironically ten distinct regions, each having a director that would indeed be given “Ultimate” authority in a time of major crisis. Also, they are currently preparing for something “BIG”, what with the huge amounts of ammunition purchased, and coming legislations that provide for handling vast amounts of dead people.

    • Hi jon;

      Excellent question! We do read in the Bible, particularly in Jeremiah, that there is some internal chaos in America prior to her destruction. In this way we can know now, for example, that Russia will not be attacking tomorrow, as the chaos has not reached a critical level yet. However, what FEMA and the Feds in general are doing is obviously preparing for the potential of something “big” to happen here in America. This might be preparation for the election, in fact. You are right, something is going on and it’s not good. What we are hearing are not just “rumors”. These executive orders, especially, have me greatly concerned. No matter who wins the Presidential election, violence is a distinct possibility. In Duduman’s vision, however, it seems to me that it is “patriots” who are rising up against the government, so this would suggest that Obama retains the Presidency unless, of course, this coming chaos is not directly related to the election or comes in future years. As I have mentioned in several articles, I am very concerned about the Year 2013 involving America. Here is a quote from Mr. Duduman’s 1984 vision “America Will Burn”-

      . . . from the middle of the country, some of the people will start fighting against the government.

      We read this in the Word, Jeremiah 51-

      46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

      47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

      Thank-you, jon, for your contribution to this topic, and I hope that this answer helps!

      Blessings,

      Carlos

  9. jon says:

    Can you help me understand spans of time relative to biblical prophecy? Some are exact, like I think it was the assyrians who in that prophecy attacked Israel? and then seventy years later would be destroyed, and seventy years later were destroyed. (I’m not trying to debunk, I truly am here to learn and enlarge my knowledge.) Then in Revelation 8:1, at the opening of the seventh seal ( I believe you covered that in this post, but it may have been another when you were talking about Obama and the number of a man.) there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. You wrote if i remember correctly that this might be a longer span of time, up to a week maybe? I know it says a day in heaven is as a thousand years on earth or something like that. (I guess I should state I am a prodigal son returning home to what I was taught as a child) Then I read that the antichrist stands in the temple and desecrates it approx 3.5 years into the tribulations. And I cannot remember the chapter or I’d put it here, I read that around 1200+/- days into the tribulation this would occur, and calculating basically lunar months, these days coincide with approx 3.5 years. I find it to be mildly confusing, I don’t question these differences in time, I seek to understand them. I grew up in the Presbyterian church, actually the one that the PCA not PCUSA was born out of. After my prodigal years, I’m back so to speak. I remember much of what I learned as my parents tried their best to train me up in the way of the Lord, but I was rebellious. Recently, after my sons mother died I prayed for a thirst for Gods word to be awakened in me. And I believe me bieng here writing this is part of the result of that prayer. So in conclusion and all, can you help me to understand this that I may be better equipped to speak of it without falsehood?

    • Hi jon;

      Thanks again for your comment and questions. Spans of time are difficult to understand alright, and it can take years of study to feel somewhat comfortable with the concept. Essentially, we know from Scripture that one thousand years is to God as one day. This is reflected in the approximately 6000 years of human history to be followed by the 1000 year Kingdom. 7000 years = 7 days, the 7th day of 1000 years therefore is the Sabbath rest.

      We also have a “week” called the Seventieth Week of Daniel, almost certainly an approximately 7 year period of “Tribulation”. I have also entertained the possibility of a 10 year Tribulation, but I am in no way dogmatic about this. Remember, there is a Shavuot or “Feast of Weeks” each Spring in Israel which counts off another year. Gets complicated doesn’t it?

      In addition, we have the Gregorian, Hebrew*, and prophetic calendars. Many Bible events are dated by the Julian calendar; that is to say, if you research “when” something happened you often are given a Julian date (or, any of several possible dates). For example, the fall of ancient Babylon sometime between 540 and 538 BC, probably on the night of October 12-13 (Julian?). Other authors will give an equivalent Gregorian date for historic events without specifying the calendar!

      I believe that much of the Seventieth Week understanding must be in prophetic (360 day year) terms. Secondly, I would refer to the Hebrew calendar before the Gregorian. A good source for various calendars is-

      http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/calendar/

      Now, in Revelation and other books we often see words such as “Hour” or “Day”. You must look at the Strong’s definition and also the context. Do this over and over and a picture will begin to emerge. The famous verse containing “silence in heaven about one half hour” is understood differently by the various Bible scholars. Some believe it to be a period of days ranging from about 7 to 60, others suggest 21 years (taking 24 hours to be 1000 years) and still others, like myself, suggest a period of 3.5 years. I have gone on record stating that I believe the 5th, 6th, and 7th Seals are events in Heaven and not on earth . . . again, I am not dogmatic about this, but this does reflect years of study into the matter.

      The key is knowing that America is Babylon the Great, and that she falls at the beginning of active Tribulation. After coming to this knowledge, other pieces come into place following diligent study and prayer. First, I would read all Old Testament end times prophecies over and over, followed by Revelation. I would also encourage daily reading of a wide variety of articles by Bible scholars. Some of the material you might reject outright; others you can prayerfully ponder and then return to at a later time. One thing you must do is realize that the prophecy gurus of the 80’s were wrong about a whole lot, so take everything that might have served as your previous “foundation” with a grain of salt. Jesus Christ is the only sure foundation, and all prophecy points to Him and His soon return.

      Where times are given in Scripture, we can rest assured that prophecy will be fulfilled to the very hour and day, such as our Messiah being “cut off” after 62 sevens. It is our limited human understanding which is the problem, although we are now clearly in the days in which “knowledge is increased”. Imagine what Sir Isaac Newton could have done had he had access to computers, Google Earth, and Bible Gematria “at his fingertips” as we do? We have just recently lost a man who was following in Isaac Newton’s footsteps, the late David Flynn whose work “Temple at the Center of Time . . .” I recommend highly. I would suggest also that you read Newton’s “Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of Saint John“.

      Like you, I had years of wandering. In high school and early college I read every book I could find on Bible prophecy, then left the research for many years as I finished college, partied awhile, started a family, and foolishly pursued a “career” complete with international travel. When I came back to the research I was “bogged down” with preconcieved notions I had gained while reading books such as those by Hal Lindsey as well as the later Left Behind series. Still, I owe a lot to those authors as they did help to strengthen my interest and encourage me to pick up the Bible and go directly to the Word.

      You spoke of a 70 year period; yes, this was either 70 years by the calendar or 70 prophetic years. Remember, prophecy often has secondary and even tertiary fulfillments, which is why it appears that America may well fall within either 70 years of mid-1940’s (near end of WWII) or 1947/48 (formation of Israel). Sir Isaac Newton, although he felt that Rome was Babylon the Great, nevertheless nailed the following part of Daniel’s prophecy- recall that we also have “seven sevens”, that is 49 years to add to the 1967 date of control of Temple Mount in Jerusalem by Israeli forces.

      You spoke of the period of approximately 1200 days. Yes, this would be the 1260 days which we read about both in Daniel and Revelation; not much debate on this timeframe. In Daniel, however, there is mention of an “extra” 30 days to give 1290 and an additional “extra” 45 days to give 1335. This extra 75 days is essentially 2.5 prophetic months and moon phases, and most likely goes from New Moon to Full Moon or vice versa. In fact, we might be looking at Hanukkah for the end of the 1335 days, which follow an initial period of 1260 days (2595 days total). My educated guess? 2019 or 2020, but several scholars have the Tribulation beginning in 2016 which would suggest 2023 as a more likely year.

      I hope that this helps you out, brother. Thank-you for sharing your testimony, and for your questions. Since you have a thirst for God’s Word, most certainly He will answer you! When I once again began to do serious Bible research, this is the verse which I clung to (and still do), Jeremiah 33:3-

      Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

      Blessings,

      Carlos

      *This is not straightforward either; we have both Nisan and Tishri as starting months of each year, different ways of reckoning time through the ages, and even rabbinical conflicts regarding the start of certain Feast days . . . I’m reading a good book now which is covering a lot of this information!

      P.S.: Through His prophets, God gives us several “time” indicators regarding America Babylon’s fall; partly because there are several, I take these “moment”, “hour”, and “day” as literal time units just as we would render them . . . for example, an hour as 60 minutes . . . the “double” indicated by “fallen, fallen” in both Isaiah and Revelation to represent the double judgment which Babylon must endure; however, I believe this is also indicative of her spiritual fall followed by physical (fire) fall.

  10. Cynthia says:

    Hi Carlos,

    Have you come across this website? His visions describe in detail Russian and other foreign nations’ invasion of the USA just as you have revealed in this article.

    http://unitedstatesprophecy.com/Russia_Invades_America.html

    Love in Yeshua,

    Cynthia

    • Hi Cynthia;

      Thanks so much for linking the John W. Johnston prophecies. I had forgotten about these and, indeed, they are sound Biblically in that it does appear Russia will be a main attacker on that fateful day.

      The other morning I dreamed about helicopters to the WEST with dragon heads (representing evil OR China); other helicopters were shooting arrows (missiles). Of course, these helicopters most likely simply represent aerial assault, not necessarily literal helicopters although they could be. It appears from a close reading of the Jeremiad prophecies that missiles will originate from launchers all around the nation, whereas bombers will also fly in from the North.

      Interesting that Mr. Johnson speaks of how it was dark, even at midday. The attack may be the cause of the darkness which we see on the Day of the Lord, although there is a suggestion in Scripture that the sun might be covered by a celestial object just preceding the attack.

      Thanks so much again, dear sister, for supplying this important confirming link.

      Love in Yeshua,

      Carlos

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  14. Why do you think these frauds want to dismantle the constitution. The Law of the Land.

    Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can coin money! 

    “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”

    In stark contrast to this statement, the Federal Reserve Bank is owned and run by private individuals and international bankers.

    In 1791, the Coinage Act of 1791 was passed. This Act established the exact amounts of gold or silver in each denomination of coin. This Act was never repealed.

    Mention the Federal Reserve (FED) and most people, including Americans, will think that you are talking about the financial arm of the US government.

    That assumption, however, would be well off the mark.

    The Federal Reserve is in fact a private company. The name “Federal Reserve” was carefully chosen and designed to deceive Americans into believing they were part of our Government when in fact it is privately owned by international bankers in direct violation to  Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

    These international bankers have the power, through the United States Treasury, to print money by simply adding ink to worthless pieces of paper.

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The bankers elected to fund Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to gain the presidency of the United Sates, in return for his continuing support of the FED.

    After his election to the Presidency Woodrow Wilson passed the Federal Reserve Act, only to later comment, “I have unwittingly ruined my country”.

    There are a great many commentators who believe that US presidential candidates are now carefully selected and funded by the FED, so that they can guarantee that every new president will be sympathetic to their cause.

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED! 

    Even with out Executive Order 11110 the Constitution is the law of the land and that is all that is needed to throw these frauds out and make them pay back everything they have stolen for the last 100 years!

    Your income is taxed to pay the Federal Reserve what they charge for printing money that is illegal and unconstitutional in the first place!

    Income taxes are unconstitutional
    Originally income taxes were illegal because the Constitution required all taxes to be apportioned among the states proportional to their populations, not their incomes.
    The 16th Amendment, which permits federal income taxes, was not ratified in the same language by three fourths of the United States as required by Article V of the Constitution and is therefore invalid. The approved wording was different in different states and therefore they ratified different amendments! (“Is Income Tax Un-American and Illegal?”, July and August, 1993, pp. 14-16).
    The courts refuse to cast down the 16th Amendment even though it was not legally ratified.

    In 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was supposedly adopted. This amendment is known as the income tax amendment. Actually, it did not repeal the existing constitutional provisions relating to taxes and thus created no new taxing powers. Furthermore, as proved by the exhaustive research of Bill Benson and Red Beckman, the alleged amendment was not properly approved by any of the 48 states then in existence, much less than by the required three-fourths of them, so the Sixteenth Amendment was never ratified. Their book, The Law That Never Was, gives the details of their findings. The bottom line is that the income tax has been a massive fraud from the outset, totally lacking in a legal basis.

    The Federal Reserve is also a monopoly–in a country where monopolies are supposed to be illegal.  The IRS deposits people’s income tax checks directly in the Federal Reserve banks–not in the united States Treasury.  Therefore, the IRS, an unconstitutional entity, is merely the collection agency for the international banksters.  Over the years the IRS has become a tool of the elite banking families to financially attack and/or imprison people who expose the Federal Reserve.  It is also a tool used by the D.C. elite to attack people who expose government corruption.

    On September 19, 1796, President Washington gave his farewell address. Prophetically, he gave strong warnings against permanent alliances with foreign powers, big public debt, a large military establishment and the devices of a small, artful, enterprising minority to control or change our government.

    “There exists in this country a plot to enslave every man woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot.”-President John F. Kennedy -7 days before he was murdered!

    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13

    John 8:32   And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 

    The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom and before I leave office I must inform the Citizen of his plight.” PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
    (5  months after he signed Executive Order 11110, and 10 days before he was murdered)

    Quietly secretly, and with massive propaganda, the enemy has come into America, in civilian clothes. They have captured control of our political parties, bought up our press, bribed our courts, infiltrated our churches, controlled our judges and politicians, until they have captured our government, and in the last fifty years, have increased tribute on us until they take over 45% and more, of all of our earnings, and 95% of our people do not even know, that a conquest has taken place.

    Communist Goals (1963) 
    #3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
    #15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    These are the spineless freeloading PINKO FRAUD hypocrites destroying our country! The stupid assclowns blame us for the actions of murdering scumbags, when they themselves have the blood of over 50million American babies on their hands and their communist masters have the blood of over 100million innocents. I hate communist backstabbing murdering cowards they are too spineless to even say what they are, the damned pinko scumbags!

    The DHS bought 2 billion rounds of ammunition calls US Veterans who fought and bled for this country the enemy, and all the while the DHS trains by shooting targets with WHITE Women and Children depicted on them.

    This is some of what the Pinkos did to their own countrymen when they took over Russia.

    The number murdered by Communist regimes or organizations in the past hundred years stands at roughly 120 million. 

    The policy of “de-Cossackization” begun in 1920 corresponds largely to our definition of genocide: a population group firmly established in a particular territory, the WHITE Cossacks as such were
    exterminated.

    In every city they entered, the Bolsheviks killed those not open to their ideology and committed acts of excessive savagery intended to instill fear. The Black Book of Communism describes the Bolshevik atrocities in Crimea:
    Similar acts of violence occurred in most of the cities of the Crimea occupied by the Bolsheviks, including Sevastopol, Yalta, Alushta, and Simferopol. Similar atrocities are recorded from April and May 1918 in the big Cossack cities then in revolt. The extremely precise file of the Denikin commission record “corpses with hands cut off, broken bones, heads ripped off, broken jaws, and genital removed.”
    The Russian historian and socialist S.P. Melgunov, in his book The Red Terror in Russia, says that Sevastopol was turned into a “city of the hanged” because of the extermination campaign against surviving witnesses:
    From Nakhimovksky, all one could see was the hanging bodies of officers, soldiers, and civilians arrested in the streets. The town was dead, and the only people left alive were hiding in lofts or basements. All the walls, shop fronts, and telegraph poles were covered with posters calling for “Death to the traitors.” They were hanging people for fun.
    The famous author Maxim Gorky witnessed some of these methods and later wrote:
    In Tambov province People were nailed with railway spikes by their left hand and left foot to trees a metre above the soil, and they watched the torments of these deliberately oddly-crucified people. They would open a prisoner’s belly, take out the small intestine and nailing it to a tree or telegraph pole they drove the man around the tree with blows, watching the intestine unwind through the wound. Stripping a captured officer naked, they tore strips of skin from his shoulders in the form of shoulder straps…
    The Bolsheviks undertook to exterminate those who did not want to adopt Communism. Tens of thousands were executed without a trial. Many opponents of the regime were sent to concentration camps, collectively called the “Gulag,” where prisoners were worked almost to death under very harsh conditions. Many never left these camps alive. 
    The policy of “de-Cossackization” begun in 1920 corresponds largely to our definition of genocide: a population group firmly established in a particular territory, the “White Cossacks” as such were exterminated, the men shot, the women, children and the elderly deported, and the villages razed or handed over to new, non-Cossack occupants. 
    And you wonder why these communist frauds train by shooting targets with White women and children on them. What race primarily brought the Bible to the world?

    Karl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    BABYLON = the HAMMER and SICKLE!
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:14-15.    14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. 15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen , her walls are thrown down : for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done , do unto her.

    Rev. 18:4 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.
    5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    Rev. 18:6: Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
    7: How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her:

    Rev. 18:7 for she saith in her heart, I SIT A QUEEN, AND AM NO WIDOW, and shall see no sorrow.

    Rev. 18:8: 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.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

    Acts 5: 29Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

    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. 

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