Prophetic Riddles, Prophetic Fallacies, Prophetic Patterns: Russia, Ukraine, the Mercenaries and The Host of The LORD.
This is Part 2, following on from: “Russia, Ukraine and The Captain of The Host of The LORD”
- Jeremiah was seen as a mad man when he prophesied that Nebuchadnezzar will invade Israel. In fact; he was ridiculed, slapped and imprisoned, (Jeremiah 28).
- Miciaiah was seen as an evil prophet when he told Ahab, the King of Israel he will die in battle. In fact, he was ridiculed, beaten and imprisoned, (1 Kings 22).
- The invasion of Nebuchadnezzar and the defeat of Ahab, the then King of Israel wasn’t a good thing. In fact, it wasn’t a good scene to behold or imagine, more so prophesy.
- It would seem that the righteous position should be that God will stand against Nebuchadnezzar for invading Israel, and that God will always give the King of the Covenant Nation Israel victory — these are prophetic fallacies still plaguing us in these times.
- Familiarity is not the determinant of prophetic outcomes. The weighings on the scales and the balances are.
- There was no doubt Babylon was corrupt, pagan, idolatrous and dictatorial. The question is, would Israel bow to the foreign gods of Babylon and be influenced by the lifestyle of the foreign gods?
If they did; then they would be taken captive and serve the gods of the Babylonians, (Jeremiah 7:18, 44:17).
- When Babylonian army invaded Israel, Israel ran to Egypt and Pharaoh for help. The Egyptian army came and the Babylonian army left for a while, (Jeremiah 37:7-11).
However, though weakened for a while, the Babylonian army would return and continue their invasion, not only to take Israel captive, but also to take the Egyptians who came to help them; according to the prophetic Word.
- What the Israelites didn’t realize is this: they had already made a first transgression by submitting to the gods of Babylon — the queen of heaven — and this is what gave them over to be taken captive by Babylon.
In the midst of this, they called for help and sought assistance from the Egyptians and from Pharaoh’s Army. In doing this; they transgressed the second by aligning to the gods of the Egyptians.
The Scriptures show further that GOD later gave both the Israelites and Egyptians who came to help Israel, into the hands of Babylon, (Jeremiah 46).
- Stunning isn’t it! Israel is invaded by the Babylonian Army. They ran to Pharaoh’s Army for help. Pharaoh’s Army came and surrounded Israel and the Babylonian army retreated. Then The LORD gave Egypt over to Nebuchadnezzar. The Babylonian Army of Nebuchadnezzar defeated Egypt and also took Israel captive.
- In the previous publication “Russia, Ukraine and The Captain of The Host” I wrote about the significance of being on The LORD’S Side in all these.
Now I set before you a Prophetic Riddle:
A “Nebuchadnezzar moment” seems to be in the play.
The Israelites being taken captive, have run to Pharaoh’s Army for help.
Pharaoh’s Army seems to have come with a choke-hold against the invading Babylonian Army.
The question is: Will and when, will the Babylonians turn again to advance to take Israel captive, as well as the Army of Pharaoh that came over to assist Israel?
On Whose Side?
Again I saw, it is time to be counted as being on The LORD’s Side and in step with The Captain of The Host of The LORD.
~ by Abel Praise
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