Today (10/27/16) around 5:11 p.m. (Central Standard Time), I again had switched my monitor quickly from PC to Security Camera Mode.
Just at that moment I saw 2 Bulls with their heads down looking toward the street and 3 Large Fox just hanging around each other.
A Summary Message
- Judgment Against Babylon – Babylon Will Be Destroyed
- Repent Or Perish
This is the scripture that highlighted for Bulls: (Jeremiah 50:26-27)
Prophecies against Babylon
The word the Lord spoke about Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:
2 Announce to the nations; proclaim and raise up a signal flag;
proclaim, and hide nothing. Say: Babylon is captured;
Bel is put to shame; Marduk is devastated;
her idols are put to shame; her false gods, devastated.
3 For a nation from the north will come against her;
it will make her land desolate. No one will be living in it—
both man and beast will escape.
4 In those days and at that time— this is the Lord’s declaration—
the Israelites and Judeans will come together,
weeping as they come, and will seek the Lord their God.
5 They will ask about Zion, turning their faces to this road.
They will come and join themselves to the Lord
in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.
6 My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray,
guiding them the wrong way in the mountains.
They have wandered from mountain to hill;
they have forgotten their resting place.
7 All who found them devoured them. Their adversaries said, “We’re not guilty;
instead, they have sinned against the Lord, their righteous grazing land,
the hope of their ancestors, the Lord.”
8 Escape from Babylon; depart from the Chaldeans’ land.
Be like the rams that lead the flock.
9 For I will soon stir up and bring against Babylon
an assembly of great nations from the north country.
They will line up in battle formation against her;
from there she will be captured. Their arrows will be like those of a skilled warrior
who does not return empty-handed.
10 The Chaldeans will become plunder; all Babylon’s plunderers will be fully satisfied.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
11 Because you rejoice, because you sing in triumph—
you who plundered My inheritance— because you frolic like a young cow treading grain
and neigh like stallions,
12 your mother will be utterly humiliated; she who bore you will be put to shame.
Look! She will lag behind all the nations— a dry land, a wilderness, an Arabah.
13 Because of the Lord’s wrath, she will not be inhabited;
she will become a desolation, every bit of her.
Everyone who passes through Babylon will be horrified
and scoff because of all her wounds.
14 Line up in battle formation around Babylon,
all you archers! Shoot at her! Do not spare an arrow,
for she has sinned against the Lord.
15 Raise a war cry against her on every side! She has thrown up her hands in surrender;
her defense towers have fallen; her walls are demolished.
Since this is the Lord’s vengeance, take out your vengeance on her;
as she has done, do the same to her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon as well as him who wields the sickle at harvest time.
Because of the oppressor’s sword, each will turn to his own people,
each will flee to his own land.
The Return of God’s People
17 Israel is a stray lamb, chased by lions.
The first who devoured him was the king of Assyria;
the last one who crushed his bones
was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
18 Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “I am about to punish the king of Babylon and his land just as I punished the king of Assyria.
19 I will return Israel to his grazing land, and he will feed on Carmel and Bashan;
he will be satisfied in the hill country of Ephraim and of Gilead.
20 In those days and at that time— this is the Lord’s declaration—
one will search for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none,
and for Judah’s sins, but they will not be found,
for I will forgive those I leave as a remnant.
The Invasion of Babylon
21 “Go against the land of Merathaim, and against those living in Pekod.
Put them to the sword; completely destroy them—
this is the Lord’s declaration— do everything I have commanded you.
22 The sound of war is in the land— a great destruction.
23 How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and smashed!
What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!
24 Babylon, I laid a trap for you, and you were caught,
but you did not even know it. You were found and captured
because you fought against the Lord.
25 The Lord opened His armory and brought out His weapons of wrath,
because it is a task of the Lord God of Hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the most distant places.
Open her granaries; pile her up like mounds of grain
and completely destroy her. Leave her no survivors.
27 Put all her young bulls to the sword; let them go down to the slaughter.
Woe to them, because their day has come, the time of their punishment.
The Humiliation of Babylon
28 “There is a voice of fugitives and those who escape
from the land of Babylon
announcing in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God,
the vengeance for His temple.
29 Summon the archers to Babylon,
all who string the bow; camp all around her; let none escape.
Repay her according to her deeds;
just as she has done, do the same to her,
for she has acted arrogantly against the Lord,
against the Holy One of Israel.
30 Therefore, her young men will fall in her public squares;
all the warriors will perish in that day. This is the Lord’s declaration.
31 Look, I am against you, you arrogant one—
this is the declaration of the Lord God of Hosts—
because your day has come, the time when I will punish you.
32 The arrogant will stumble and fall with no one to pick him up.
I will set fire to his cities, and it will consume everything around him.”
The Desolation of Babylon
33 This is what the Lord of Hosts says:
Israelites and Judeans alike have been oppressed.
All their captors hold them fast; they refuse to release them.
34 Their Redeemer is strong; Yahweh of Hosts is His name.
He will fervently plead their case so that He might bring rest to the earth
but turmoil to those who live in Babylon.
35 A sword is over the Chaldeans— this is the Lord’s declaration—
against those who live in Babylon, against her officials, and against her sages.
36 A sword is against the diviners, and they will act foolishly.
A sword is against her heroic warriors, and they will be terrified.
37 A sword is against his horses and chariots and against all the foreigners among them, and they will be like women. A sword is against her treasuries,
and they will be plundered.
38 A drought will come on her waters, and they will be dried up.
For it is a land of carved images, and they go mad because of terrifying things.
39 Therefore, desert creatures will live with hyenas, and ostriches will also live in her.
It will never again be inhabited or lived in through all generations.
40 Just as God demolished Sodom and Gomorrah
and their neighboring towns— this is the Lord’s declaration—
so no one will live there; no human being will even stay in it
as a temporary resident.
The Conquest of Babylon
41 Look! A people comes from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the remote regions of the earth.
42 They grasp bow and javelin. They are cruel and show no mercy.
Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses,
lined up like men in battle formation against you, Daughter Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,
and his hands fall helpless. Distress has seized him—
pain, like a woman in labor.
44 “Look, it will be like a lion coming from the thickets of the Jordan to the watered grazing land. Indeed, I will chase Babylon away from her land in a flash. I will appoint whoever is chosen for her. For who is like Me? Who will summon Me? Who is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”
45 Therefore, hear the plans that the Lord has drawn up against Babylon and the strategies He has devised against the land of the Chaldeans: Certainly the flock’s little lambs will be dragged away; certainly the grazing land will be made desolate because of them.
46 At the sound of Babylon’s conquest the earth will quake; a cry will be heard among the nations.
This is the scripture that highlighted for Foxes (see Luke 13:32)
Repent or Perish
At that time, some people came and reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 And He responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all Galileans because they suffered these things?
3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well!
4 Or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the people who live in Jerusalem?
5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well!”
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
6 And He told this parable: “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.
7 He told the vineyard worker, ‘Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?’
8 “But he replied to him, ‘Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
9 Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’”
Healing a Daughter of Abraham
10 As He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath,
11 a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit for over 18 years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
12 When Jesus saw her, He called out to her, “Woman, you are free of your disability.”
13 Then He laid His hands on her, and instantly she was restored and began to glorify God.
14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, “There are six days when work should be done; therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day.”
15 But the Lord answered him and said, “Hypocrites! Doesn’t each one of you untie his ox or donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead it to water?
16 Satan has bound this woman, a daughter of Abraham, for 18 years—shouldn’t she be untied from this bondage on the Sabbath day?”
17 When He had said these things, all His adversaries were humiliated, but the whole crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things He was doing.
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and of the Yeast
18 He said, therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like, and what can I compare it to?
19 It’s like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”
20 Again He said, “What can I compare the kingdom of God to?
21 It’s like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through the entire mixture.”
The Narrow Way
22 He went through one town and village after another, teaching and making His way to Jerusalem.
23 “Lord,” someone asked Him, “are there few being saved?”He said to them,
24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able
25 once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door. Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up for us!’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from.’
26 Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets!’
27 But He will say, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you’re from. Get away from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness!’
28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown out.
29 They will come from east and west, from north and south, and recline at the table in the kingdom of God.
30 Note this: Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”
Jesus and Herod Antipas
31 At that time some Pharisees came and told Him, “Go, get out of here! Herod wants to kill You!”
32 He said to them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look! I’m driving out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete My work.’
33 Yet I must travel today, tomorrow, and the next day, because it is not possible for a prophet to perish outside of Jerusalem!
Jesus’ Lamentation over Jerusalem
34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
35 See, your house is abandoned to you. And I tell you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One’!”
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