AGAINST THE NATIONS: Babylon (part 3) - Jeremiah 51:1-35

AGAINST THE NATIONS: Babylon (part 3)

Jeremiah 51:1-35

 

I.                The Day of Doom (vs. 1-10)

*Chapter 51 continues the prophecy of destruction purposed against Babylon.  This prophecy reveals details that will be performed shortly via the Medes and Persians and prior to the second advent of Christ in the last days.

    a. What is signified by the winnowers coming to Babylon? _____________

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    b. Israel and Judah were far from perfect but what promise is remembered in  

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    c. What was God’s instruction again to His people in vs. 6? _____________

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    d. In spite of the destruction wrought by Babylon what accounts for the  

     “buy-in” by the nations described in vs. 7-9a? _______________________

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    e. With Babylon’s imminent demise the realization that its over will prompt   

      Israel and Judah to do what? _____________________________________

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II.              His Plan is Against Babylon (vs. 11-19)

    a.  God is raising up the Medes to destroy Babylon what reason is mentioned  

     in verse 11? _________________________________________________________

    b. Verse 13 alludes to the design of Babylon which used the Euphrates river   

    as a main part of its defense along with a formidable wall.  What help will

    these “protections” provide against God’s punishment? _________________

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    c. What would Babylon reap for her idolatry? _________________________

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    d. What would Israel reap for her relationship with the Lord? _____________

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III.            You Shall be Desolate Forever (vs. 20-35)

a.      Cyrus (Isaiah 44:27-28) is the instrument of God’s vengeance against

Babylon. What is the significance of the repeated phrase in verses 20-23

“with you…?” _________________________________________________

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b.      Babylon built on a plain had exalted herself to the point of thinking

herself a mountain… what would God do to that idea? _______________________

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c.      How will Jerusalem be avenged? ________________________________

 

IV.       Application: Does God use our pride against us? _________________

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