“Thus 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; 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. Against 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. Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
For 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. Flee 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. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. 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,” Jeremiah 51:1-9.
“I tell you that you are racing towards judgment.
There have been warnings after warnings concerning your fate, oh land.
You think that you are a righteous nation, but you have fallen.
Your land will be desolate on that day. There will be places of refuge set-up, but the majority of your land will have been taken over.
Do you think you will escape my judgment,” says the LORD?
“For your sins have been as Sodom. Your land will have left its former glory.
No more will your flag wave. For your stars and stripes will have changed their appearance.
I tell you that they will come from the north. They will come in the secrecy of the night.
I have told you before about the joining together of forces. For China and Russia will become a force of might on that day.
As they come, your surveillance system will have caught them, but only when it is too late.
You will be invaded when your defenses are low. For your land will be in an upheaval over the political skirmishes that have now been plaguing you for months.
For the enemy comes at the inopportune time. He comes when you are at your weakest.
But because there are still a few who have called upon my name; I will rescue many.
For I will not leave you totally desolate. You will return and call upon my name, even in the midst of the great terror that comes upon you.
For you were once mine. You once danced in the streets. You once had the freedom to do the things from hearts that would rejoice in my presence.
But you have fallen so far; you have fallen beyond that which now could be healed.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?