Interesting insights from Lamentations

I listened to this last night:

It is Rick Wiles from just a few days ago.  Both of the guys he interviewed were interesting.  Anyway, at one point, he references Lamentations so I decided to read it.  I saw some very interesting, insightful stuff.

Lamentations 2:14Modern English Version (MEV)

14 Your prophets have seen for you
    false and deceptive visions;
they have not revealed your iniquity,
    to bring back your captives,
but have seen for you oracles
    that are false and misleading.
Sure sounds like a lot of the mega churches and the prosperity gospel that is still being taught by so many people.

Lamentations 4:6Modern English Version (MEV)

For the iniquity of the daughter of my people
    is greater than the sin of Sodom,
which was overthrown in a moment,
    and no hands were wrung for her.
I bolded the last line because it reminded me of Rev. 18 when Babylon falls and merchants weep and wail – not for the destruction of the people, but for their own loss of $$$ from Babylon because she is gone.  They will ring their hands for their own loss, not for OUR loss.  (I believe the US is Babylon from Revelation 18.)
As we ponder what is coming soon, like the famine, drought, etc., this next verse made my jaw drop:

Lamentations 4:9Modern English Version (MEV)

Those killed by the sword
    are better off than those who die of hunger,
for they pine away,
    stricken for want of the fruits of the field.
Doesn’t that make you think of ISIS bearing their swords and taking off our heads?  As horrid as that is, this verse says we will be better off to go that way than to die of hunger.
These next two verses make me think of the US and how we literally “sold” ourselves to the Middle East for their oil:

Lamentations 5:6Modern English Version (MEV)

We have given our hand to Egypt and to Assyria,
    to be satisfied with bread.

Lamentations 5:9Modern English Version (MEV)

We get our bread at the peril of our lives,
    because of the sword in the wilderness.

So that I don’t leave on such a negative note, here is another verse:

Lamentations 5:19Modern English Version (MEV)

19 You, O Lord, remain forever;
    Your throne endures from generation to generation.

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