Out With The Old, In With The New

The word that the Lord spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet:

“Declare among the nations and proclaim,
set up a banner and proclaim,
conceal it not, and say:
‘Babylon is taken,
Bel is put to shame,
Merodach is dismayed.
Her images are put to shame,
her idols are dismayed.’

“For out of the north a nation has come up against her, which shall make her land a desolation, and none shall dwell in it; both man and beast shall flee away.
“In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, the people of Israel and the people of Judah shall come together, weeping as they come, and they shall seek the Lord their God. They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, saying, ‘Come, let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.’

“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold. All who found them have devoured them, and their enemies have said, ‘We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the Lord, their habitation of righteousness, the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’

“Flee from the midst of Babylon, and go out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as male goats before the flock. For behold, I am stirring up and bringing against Babylon a gathering of great nations, from the north country. And they shall array themselves against her. From there she shall be taken. Their arrows are like a skilled warrior who does not return empty-handed. Chaldea shall be plundered; all who plunder her shall be sated, declares the Lord. ~ Jer. 50:1-10 (ESV)
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:56 a.m. – the Lord Jesus put the song “Return to Me” in my mind. He also gave me a vision: I saw a man in a grocery store going through the checkout line in order to pay for his goods. He did not have enough money to pay for his goods, so he handed the clerk a note (it looked like a sticky note). The man was north of me, and he was headed north.

Then, I saw a man, who appeared sinister, getting out of the rear of a red vehicle. The man appeared to be flesh colored, thin and was squirrely-looking (of questionable character). It appeared to me as though someone was letting him out of the car, or was assisting him out, perhaps either because he was a criminal, or because he was someone of importance, or both. He had assistance getting out, though. The vehicle was facing south. He exited from the northeast corner of this vehicle. The vehicle was positioned in the west. End

A Political Settlement

I read Jeremiah 50:1-10, and this is what the Lord Jesus taught me. First off, I read the news, and there were a couple of quotes that jumped out at me in relation to this vision and in practical application of this passage of scripture to our world today, I believe.

“Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan ‘you’re either with us or against us.’”

“We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

These were the words of Vladimir Putin, of Russia, to the people of America, apparently. The first quote I believe to be the truth, based upon what the Lord Jesus has been teaching me these past nine years since he first began speaking to me about such things as this. The second quote, though true, has a twist to it, though. And, this is what I believe the Lord Jesus is showing me this afternoon.

As I worked through the symbolism in this vision, the Lord led me to understand that the man in the check-out line represents our government leaders who are in the “north,” not just geographically, but philosophically they align themselves with the beast, i.e. this new world order, i.e. this global coalition of nations and kingdoms which is in the process of consuming the nations of the world (i.e. the nation out of the north which God is sending against us in judgment). The grocery store is symbolic of a market economy (capitalism). “The man” is checking out of the market economy. He can’t settle his debts (he can’t pay for his goods), so he handed the clerk a “sticky note.” This is where it gets interesting.

Our Secretary of State John Kerry is presently in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The meeting is taking place in Geneva. The purpose of the talks is to “come up with a draft plan on how and when Syria will hand over its cache of chemical weapons” - http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/syria-crisis-assad-hails-russia-kerry-lavrov-meet-in-geneva/articleshow/22523223.cms. Yet, I believe the Lord Jesus is showing me a different plan in motion – the plan for taking over America. The man handing the clerk the “sticky note” appears to be John Kerry, in this instance, and this note represents this “civilized diplomatic and political settlement” of which Putin spoke, only it appears to be a settlement between the USA and The New World Order.

In looking up the words “sticky” and “note” I discovered that this political settlement also involves a time of hardship; painful, difficult, unpleasant, unfortunate, embarrassing, awkward, hairy, and thorny situations, which either led to the negotiation, and/or is the result of the “political settlement” between the US and Russia. “The path” to this “political settlement” was shown to me in the form of a red (communistic/socialistic) vehicle (agent) in the west with a savory character exiting out of the vehicle on to our land. In other words, what the Lord Jesus is showing me here this morning in relation to these news articles, and in relation to this passage of scripture, is that this judgment he is bringing against us will involve economic hard times, much difficulty and even bloodshed on American soil. We will check out of the market economy and communism and/or socialism will take its place.

The Good News

There is always good news! Amen! Although our shepherds will forsake us and although they will hand us as a nation over to our enemies, the people of God will get their hearts right with God. The church will be revived. The gospel will spread throughout the world, and many people will flock to God’s holy mountain, i.e. to Jesus Christ and to his salvation. Amen! That is the hope I hold on to! And, it is the encouragement I receive back from the Lord when I must give out these very difficult messages of coming judgment and of a call to God’s people to repentance, renewed faith, and obedience to Christ and to his commands.

Return to Me / An Original Work / September 5, 2013

Based off Jeremiah 31; Cf. Rev. 2-3
I have loved you with an eternal love,
Which I give to you, in my faithfulness.

Keep your voice from weeping,
And your eyes from tearing.
You will be rewarded
With much fruitfulness.

There is hope for you that My family
Will return to Me; live in victory!

Though I discipline in My love for you,
My heart longs for you that you walk in truth.

Turn your thoughts to your Lord.
Choose to walk in His ways.
Turn from your sins daily.
Follow Jesus Christ.

Oh, how long will you wander in your sin?
Give your hearts to Me; be restored within.

I will satisfy ev’ry weary soul
Who repents of sin; is renewed within.

Behold, days are coming;
It will surely happen;
Though I discipline them,
They will thrive again.

I will be their One and their Only God.
They shall walk in white; be in Me, made right.