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Pamphlet 1674 Nahum 7-1

Babylon the great shall fall when God "shakes" her on that day of vengeance

 Let us return to Nahum as he continues to address Nineveh.

Nahum 3:11
Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
"You shall be drunken" means Nineveh will "drink of the cup" [of judgment], that "cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath" (Rev. 16:19) when it is poured out upon her!

"You shall be hid" means to "hide thyself" (see note in the Companion Bible). And so it shall come to pass exactly as it is written:

Rev. 6:15
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

[16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

[17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Who shall be able to stand? Actually, those who are Christ's at His second coming will be able to stand because His wrath is not directed at His children who love and serve Him. As we read in Nahum 1:2, "He reserveth wrath for his enemies", not His children! In fact it is written that His servants shall stand with Him on that great day while His enemies seek a stronghold and a place to hide "from the wrath of the Lamb"! Is there any such stronghold that withstand His fury on that "great day of His wrath"?
Nahum 3:12
All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Nope! All strongholds shall be like fig trees with plump firstripe figs dangling from them. One little shake and "They All Fall Down"! That is an analogy of how easily Babylon the great shall fall when God "shakes" her on that day of vengeance. Here are some more analogies:
[13] Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
Your troops O' Nineveh shall be weak and helpless as (unarmed) women, your gates shall be flung wide open, and fire shall devour your gate bars so that you can no longer close them for protection. So... you had better fortify all your strongholds with everything you can and prepare yourself to face the wrath of Almighty God, Nineveh! Because guess what...?

He IS coming to take vengeance upon His enemies and to give comfort to all that mourn (Isa. 61:2).

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