Chapter 48, part 2: HAARP, Yokes and the Wine of Mystery Babylon
Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom, part 142—Mystery Babylon is playing the HAARP
Let us continue in Jeremiah 27, verse 7, where we are reading God’s instructions concerning what Jeremiah should tell the ambassadors that they should tell the kings of each of their nations.
Jeremiah 27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son’s son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
Did you notice how Jeremiah was very specifically given to prophesy that Babylon will have the dominion until the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s grandson and then it would give way to others. This came to pass on that singular night in the famous handwriting-on-the-wall scene under King Belshazzar.
Belshazzar was having a huge drunken party and he and his guests were drinking wine out of the sacred vessels that they had taken from the temple in Jerusalem. That is when the Medes and Persians dammed up the river, and they came in by way of the dried riverbed under the walls of Babylon and overthrew it.
Or, in a play on words, we could say, they dried up the “current-of-the-sea,” the currency, the money, and came in under the Wall Street and overthrew Mystery Babylon. IF this type and shadow from old Babylon plays out in our time in this fashion, we should be watching for a drying up of the currency.
A massive devaluation of the American dollar might qualify in that regard. Hear me clearly now, I am not saying, “Thus saith the Lord.” I am just saying we should be watching and observing what God is doing.
8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD [Yahweh], with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
Did you catch that last clause? until I have consumed them by his hand. Whose hand? The king of Babylon! God says if a nation does not submit to Babylon that God will consume (meaning, He will destroy) that nation by the hand of Babylon.
So, we might find application of this in our era in regards to HAARP. I do not mean the kind of harp that David played but I am talking about H-A-A-R-P, which stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.
I will not take the time to explain HAARP at this point, except to say it is essentially a high-tech weapon, with the initial antenna installation located in Gakona, Alaska. It essentially shoots high frequency beams upward to bounce off the ionosphere and wherever it reflects back down on the earth can cause all sorts of havoc over a very large area. To be succinct, it can be used to control the weather on a global scale.
It used to be said that there are certain things that man cannot control and one of them is the weather. That is not true anymore. The technology to control the weather has been in use for at least the past 35 or 40 years, perhaps much longer.
I have been aware of it since the late 1970s. You can now find much information online than you have time to read. For example, some researchers make the case that the massive tsunami around the Indian Ocean that killed a quarter of a million people just after Christmas in 2004, that that event was a result of the HAARP technology.
More recently, some have speculated and provide some evidence that the massive underwater earthquake and resultant tsunami in 2011, which rocked Japan and caused the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was also a result of HAARP.
HAARP can engineer droughts and floods anywhere in the world and with droughts come famines, and with floods come pestilences. Of course, in our own country we have hurricanes that can be directed by HAARP, and droughts and floods, and much more.
Although we in America have had engineered weather for 40 years, we have not seen severe famine or severe pestilence as in some second and third-world nations. The difference is that if some portion of the U.S. is experiencing drought, well, naturally, the farmers in that region will suffer crop loss, but there is no mass starvation because we have a phenomenal transportation system which brings food from neighboring, non-drought-stricken regions.
So, we suffer some, or we could say: some suffer: the farmers, the local economies, local businesses, etc. But a drought or a flood in the U. S. does not usually cause us to suffer on the scale of a third-world country which is similarly stricken.
In other words, for us, it is not as bad as it could be. This is the wooden yoke upon us, as opposed to the iron yoke. Do you understand the difference?
So, we used to say that only God controls the weather, but do you know what? He still does, the only difference being that, as it states in verse 8, God has subcontracted the work to (Mystery) Babylon.
And the famine and the pestilence and the sword on a massive scale, such as the tsunamis and Fukushima disasters, are the means by which God, through Babylon’s HAARP, are consuming and destroying nations. But why hit Japan with such massive and still-dangerous disaster?
Some of the speculation surrounding Japan was that it was done to teach them a lesson—meaning what? Meaning that some of their leaders were getting rebellious to Mystery Babylon and needed a lesson in obedience to their slave masters, the money masters of international banking et al. Jeremiah continues.
Jeremiah 27: 9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:
10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
There, in verse 10, is a feature of the iron yoke: to remove you far from your land—that’s deportation. If you refuse to bring your neck under the yoke of Babylon and serve Babylon, God says, then you will be deported.
11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD [Yahweh]; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
Here in verse 11 is one of the features of the wooden yoke. If the nation submits to and serves Babylon, then the people can remain in their own land. The wooden yoke is a lighter bondage. It is an easier captivity because the people are allowed to remain in their own country where they can live and raise their own food.
A hundred years ago, God made our American captivity a mystery so that we would not realize that we had been captured by the bankers and the House of Edom. If our fathers of a hundred years ago had understood—well, today you can find quotes from some of the very few men of reputation who did understand back then, and they said things like:
“Well, if the people knew what was being done to them, there would be a revolution overnight.”
Yes, and that would have been very bad, I am telling you! It would have been disastrous and bloody—and unsuccessful—because that would have brought on the iron yoke back then. We will come back to that in a few minutes.
Jeremiah not only delivered that message to the kings of the other nations but to his own king as well. By that time, it was Zedekiah on the throne of the Kingdom of Judah. He will be the last king of the Judah nation.
12 I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
So, Judah is told by God to not only serve the king of Babylon, but also his people, and who would that be? Wouldn’t that be his bureaucrats and bankers on whatever level that applies to you?
13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD [Yahweh] hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD [Yahweh], yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.
16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD [Yahweh]; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD [Yahweh]' house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
Keep your bookmark here and turn to Daniel, chapter one. Let me explain something. Babylon’s capturing of Judah was not all at once. First, they came and took only a relatively small number of people—such as Daniel and his friends, who were of the royal family.
They allowed the Judah nation to retain their own government and king with the understanding that the king would be subservient to the king of Babylon. They also grabbed some of the holy vessels of the temple. Let’s read it in Daniel 1:1.
Daniel 1:1 In the thirdyear of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
Remember how we read in Jeremiah 27:1 that it was early in the reign of Jehoiakim when Jeremiah began to wear the show-and-tell sign of the wooden yoke? And now here it tells us that it was in the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, that Judah first began to come under the captivity to Babylon.
2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
What are the vessels of the house of God? Well, we covered that in great detail in our study of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness—30 lectures in all and still available from our offices for $99.
I do not know exactly which vessels they took at that time, but let us turn to Daniel 5.
It could have included the golden lampstand, the golden altar of incense, and there were many other smaller utensils and instruments associated with the temple worship, but we know for a fact that they took drinking chalices.
We mentioned this a minute ago—about the night that Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians. And now we will read it here.
Daniel 5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
4 They drank wine, and praised the godsof gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
Hmmm, isn’t that an interesting list of the materials of the gods of Babylon? It almost seems to match the list of the empires in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image. Actually, it is a match, as I will now demonstrate.
We have the head of gold, Babylon. The chest and arms of silver—the Medes and Persians. Then the brass empire of Greece and the iron empire of Rome. And of course, there is the stone kingdom, last in succession.
But what about the wood? How does that fit in? Well, what is missing in the list as given in Daniel chapter two? Here’s a hint: after the legs of iron, there were the feet of iron mixed with...what? Right, mixed with clay. We showed how the clay symbolized Israel, remember that?
So, is it possible that the wood here takes the place of the clay? I think so. First, it is listed at the exact location in this list where the clay might have been listed. Secondly, let’s see what wood symbolizes in the Bible.
If it is living wood, such as trees and forests, it symbolizes livingpeople. I am not going to take the time to read all these Scriptures, but you can practice being Bereans by looking them up and proving it to yourself: Joshua 17:18; Judges 9: 8-14; 1 Chronicles 16:33; Psalm 96:12 and Mark 8:22-24.
But if the wood is dead, it represents people who are either literally dead or spiritually dead. You can verify this in Isaiah 30:33, but now, since we are studying Jeremiah, let us turn to Jeremiah 5 and see how Jeremiah himself uses the symbol.
Jeremiah 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD [Yahweh] God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Therefore, when we find wood listed in verse 4 of Daniel 5, it makes a perfect match with the list of the empires in Daniel 2, does it not? Let me read it again:
Daniel 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
But does it mean anything for us today? To answer that, let us first review the context of what was happening the first time around. It was the very night when Babylon was going to fall. Belshazzar, the king of Babylon, who was the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar, made a great feast with a thousand of his lords. Those would be his nobles, his high-ranking elites.
(To be continued.)