THE FULFILMENT OF THE PROPHECY OF
""Hark, a tumult in the mountains, the sound of a vast multitude; hark, the roar of kingdoms, of nations gathering! The Lord of Hosts is mustering a host for war, men from a far country, from beyond the horizon." #
It is the Lord with the weapons of His wrath coming to lay the whole land waste. Howl, for the Day of the Lord is at hand; it comes, a mighty blow from Almighty God. Thereat shall every hand hang limp, every man's courage shall melt away, his stomach hollow with fear; anguish shall grip them, like a woman in labour. One man shall look aghast at another, and their faces shall burn with shame.
The Day of the Lord is coming indeed, that cruel day of wrath and fury, to make the land a desolation and exterminate its wicked people. The stars of heaven in their constellations shall give no light; the sun shall be darkened at its rising, and the moon refuse to shine. I will bring disaster upon the world and their due punishment upon the wicked. I will check the pride of the haughty and bring low the arrogance of ruthless men. I will make men scarcer than fine gold, rarer than gold of Ophir.
Then the heavens shall shudder, and the earth shall be shaken from its place at the fury of the Lord of Hosts, on the day of His anger. Then, like a gazelle before the hunter or a flock with no man to round it up, each man will go back to his own people, every one will flee to his own land. All who are found will be stabbed, all who are taken will fall by the sword; their infants will be dashed to the ground before their eyes, their houses rifled and their wives ravished. I will stir up against them the Medes, who care nothing for silver and are not tempted by gold, who have no pity on little children and spare no mother's son; and Babylon, fairest of kingdoms, proud beauty of the Chaldaeans, shall be like Sodom and Gomorrah when God overthrew them. Never again shall she be inhabited, no man shall dwell in her through all the ages; there no Arab shall pitch his tent, no shepherds fold their flocks." (Isaiah 13:4-20 NEB).
INDICATOR OF THE WRATH OF GOD AGAINST "BABYLON".
(3) The Lord and the "weapons of His wrath" are ready to "lay the whole land waste." (Isaiah 13:5 NEB).
(4) Because people will no longer feel safe in a foreign land, "each man will go back to his own people, every one will flee to his own land." (Isaiah 13:14 NEB). As for those who do not flee: "All who are found will be stabbed, all who are taken will fall by the sword". (13:15 NEB).
DESTINY OF BABYLON/IRAQ AND ITS PEOPLE.
THE REASON FOR GOD'S ANGER
AGAINST SATAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS.
DESTINY OF THE WORLD.
DESTINY OF PEOPLE OF GOD.
AFTER THE ABYSSING OF SATAN THE "KING OF BABYLON".
* SHAMBLES: A place of carnage or execution.