JEREMIAH’S PROPHECY of doom against Babylon concludes this week as he declares the kingdom’s destruction at the hands of the Medes. The prophecy was fulfilled some fifty years later in 539 B.C.
Digging deeper into the prophecy, we see more evidence for the divine council in action, especially God’s decree of judgment on the fallen bene elohim and demonic spirits behind the pantheon of Babylon. The promised punishment would make no sense if they had been directed at lifeless idols or carved images (see Jeremiah 51:47 and 51:52).
TIMES WILL be hard during the seven-year period called the Great Tribulation. You don’t want to be here for it.
This week, we discuss the two witnesses, the dragon and the rumble in the parking lot of heaven, and the beast that emerges from the sea in Revelation 13. The identity of the Beast has been the subject of speculation for two millennia, so we’re not going to solve it here. The takeaway from the study of this book is that God has an endgame strategy and it will succeed. Please — be on the winning side.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE and the sin of the Watchers are the focus of this week’s New Testament study. Peter and Jude were in accord with the letters we read this week, and there is a lot of meat in these four short chapters.