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Isaiah 47 - A Study of the daughter of Babylon
The first verse of Isaiah 47 shows that this chapter is not talking about ancient Babylon but the "virgin daughter of Babylon", a different nation with similar characteristics. The Lord is speaking to the women in judgment. Verse two is clear this is a nation whose women have bared their heads, their legs and their thighs. This could not be about Muslim women as they are covered head to toe, with a few exceptions of no head covering.
1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
The Lord is taking away the honor and position that the "virgin daughter of Babylon" has had. He is bringing about a harsh judgment upon her that will affect her forever.
2 Take the millstones, and grind meal:
Speaking to the women ("O virgin daughter of Babylon"), the Lord orders them into the workplace
uncover thy locks,
take off your head covering, a sign of disgrace (see 1 Corinthians 11:6)
make bare the leg, uncover the thigh,
show your nakedness: (mini-skirts, shorts, bikini bathing suits, etc)
pass over the rivers.
rebel and break out from your natural boundaries, i.e. feminism
3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen:
through TV, print media, movies, internet, out in public everyday; God will expose her flesh
(Here, I would add TSA Scanners, too)
I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
God will judge her. She will not be honored.
4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
The One you reject, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of all mankind, He is the Lord of Hosts, the Holy One of Israel
5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
Judgment is declared by God on the daughter of the Chaldeans. God declares confusion and a loss of direction for the nation. Her superpower status will be over.
6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
God has used the daughter of Babylon as an instrument to chastise both His church and Israel. She will turn against her Christians and the nation of Israel.
7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
The daughter of Babylon (USA), is the world's only superpower. She has become haughty and proud. She forgets her former Godly teachings.
8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
The daughter of Babylon is pleasure driven. Dwelling carelessly means she has open boarders. Again, she is the world's only superpower. She believes she is invincible and no one will dare attack her.
9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Sudden judgment will strike you, daughter of Babylon, in a moment, in one day. Many women and children will be killed. You will be judged for your wickedness and your devilish behavior.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
Total depravity and rejection of God. Humanism has led you astray and you believe you are the greatest nation on Earth. You refuse to acknowledge or bow you knee to God.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
Severe problems shall arise like a many headed monster. The source and solution will elude you. Sudden destruction shall overtake you and you will not see it coming.
12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
The masonic "eye" on the dollar bill tells of an evil beginning and continued practice of evil through drugs and witchcraft. See if these things will deliver you in the day of your calamity.
13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
You have had an endless array of teachers, advisors and forecasters. See if they can save you from the judgment that shall come upon you.
14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
They will be burned up in the fire, too. They will not be able to even save themselves from the holocaust.
The end result will be total devastation.
15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
You will have no one to help you, not even those who have treaties with you. Everyone will scatter when you are attacked and return to their own countries.