1 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
God pronounces judgment against Babylon. Her people have rebelled against the Lord and His Holy Word. God will send a powerful wind of destruction against her.
2 And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
God will fill her land with strangers. The enemy will surround her and prevail. Her people will flee to other countries.
3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.
The enemy will engage the military in combat. Both officers and enlisted will be embattled. Complete annihilation is her outcome.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
The battle will rage throughout the nation. Street fighting will be everywhere with many casualties.
5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
When the enemy comes against Israel it will look hopeless for her defense. Jesus Christ, Himself, will defend her even though the people are gathered back together in unbelief with many transgressions.
Putin oversees military exercise involving Russian nuclear forcesMay 8, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has overseen a military exercise involving Russia's nuclear forces amid escalating tensions over Ukraine.
Today's Russian Nuclear Readiness Tests:
(Please watch this entire video - all forces are prepared)
If this doesn't get your attention you're not paying attention!