Waste and destroy Merathaim and Pekod
Jeremiah 50:21 -
Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
In the Bible we see Jesus spoke of peace, love and nonviolence and we read in the same Book in the Old Testament (Books of the Prophets) the Lord talks of violence and destruction. Jesus said the Books of the Prophets are very important for He kept every commandment from it and also fulfilled it. Still we do not read of Jesus doing anything like the message we received today.
If one understands the names, it meanings and historical connections then one will understand Jesus although practicing peace, love and harmony yet was the most violent person and the powers against whom He exerted violence feared Him greatly. They knew they had no hope against Him, they acknowledged His authority immediately and looked for escape. Paul too who was one of His true disciple always spoke of love, peace, harmony and non-violence towards people but at the same time instructed them to be at war with the powers that work against the Kingdom of God.
In today's message the Lord instructs us to be violent against the land of Merathaim and especially against the inhabitants of Pekod to waste and utterly destroy it.
If we get into the meaning of the words and understand the historic links then we would understand why this message has come to us today. It may have been written thousands of years before but was written for this day the period we live in.
The word Merathaim is another name for Babylon and Pekod was the power center of Babylon. We are today in a period just before the great downfall of Babylon the Great as revealed in the book of Revelation.
This church which misrepresents the Church of Christ has been leading the flock to destructions since many years with it traditions and compromise with the devil in its teachings. The Lord instructs every Man and Women of God to go against the land meaning the traditions, teachings and system of this institute. Especially against the people who are running this temple of deceit. We should not get fooled by the clothes they wear or the sweet words they speak, confront their understanding and you will see the true nature of these people.
Last week I had engaged one such representative and we spoke on a few topics. I proved Him the way they are misleading the people and he did keep quiet while agreeing to them. When we were at the topic of idol worship he too said he was against it. When I questioned him why he did not correct people who were bowing to it, offering flowers, lighting candles, putting these statues on pedestals? He told me he does correct and gave an example how he corrected one woman just a few days before and how that woman stopped; at this point I called a follower of his church to come and join us so as to hear what he was saying at this he got very angry and immediately stood up to leave. His lie and deceit was exposed. They do not bother what is the consequence of the people but will make sure at all cost that this temple of deceit continues.
The Lord says at this time He will get His people to surround this false church with bows and arrows. They will prophesy, confront and rebuke their traditions, understandings, authority and cut off their finances and trade. It is after the down fall of this Babylon that the true Church of God will really flourish and grow like never before.
So I an ordinary Amos in the Name of the Lord call out to all Men and Women of God to take spiritual arms against this Babylon. Do not tolerate or ignore what they do but confront them with the Word of God. But always remember our war is not with the people but with the system and the powers that run it.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, the thief who wants to steal and destroy has been imitating the shepherd and causing immense destruction. They have harmed and murdered many of your saints and their blood cries out to You. Lord, we prayer your people open their eyes to first the enemy within us. It is only when we as Christians stand apart from this world and its understanding will the world know that our God is truly a Living God and Almighty God...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.
25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
Read Revelation 17:1 - 18:23
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
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