Destruction

The Beast assumes world political power - Revelation 17:9 – 17:18 (commentary)

The fall of religious Babylon (chapter 17) occurs when the beast assumes his religious role in the middle of the Tribulation and assumes world political power. The city of ancient Babylon is in Iraq, about 50 miles south of Baghdad on the Euphrates river. This captivity by Nebuch …

Babylon will be destroyed suddenly - Revelation 18:20 – 18:24 (commentary)

In these verses we find the reaction in heaven to the destruction of Babylon. Babylon had slain the saints; now God slays Babylon. As a confirmation to the citizens of heaven that the destruction is final, an angel takes a millstone and casts it into the sea to symbolize the sure …

The Prophet is Sad Over Jerusalem’s Fall - Lamentations 1:1 – 1:11 (commentary)

Each of the five chapters of Lamentations expresses grief over the destruction of Jerusalem, but this passage give the most serious weeping. It describes the utter destruction of the capital city caused by her grievous sin. Israel is no longer a super- power among the nations, but …

Symbol of the Cooking Pot - Ezekiel 24:1 – 24:14 (commentary)

Chapter 24 concludes the third series of judgments on Judah. Ezekiel’s final prophecies of doom against Jerusalem came in the ninth year (of King Jehoiachin), in the 10th month on the 10th day (vv. 1-2). The king of Babylon besieged Jerusalem that very day. This was the d …

The Effect of Tyre’s Destruction - Ezekiel 26:15 – 26:21 (commentary)

The third section of this prophecy discusses the response of Tyre’s neighbors to her fall (vv. 15-18). These coastal powers, dependent on Tyre for their trade and commerce, would be dismayed at Tyre’s fall. Tyre’s fall would send shock waves throughout the maritime commun …

Judgment on Gog - Ezekiel 38:13 – 38:23 (commentary)

This latter part of this chapter is a repetition of the former; the dream is doubled, for the thing is certain and to be very carefully regarded (vv. 14-23). God brings His people into danger and distress that he may have the honor of bringing about their deliverance, and …

The Lord Will Destroy Babylon - Isaiah 13:17 – 13:22 (commentary)

In the closing verses of this chapter, Isaiah speaks of the destruction of Babylon. The city of ancient Babylon was a magnificent place, covering over 100 acres that was surrounded by a double walled system of defense. History reveals that the walls were 85 feet thick and …

The Consequences of Disobedience - Deuteronomy 28:49 – 28:68 (commentary)

These final verses in chapter 28 speak of (1) the siege (vv. 49-57) and (2) the exile (vv. 58-68). It says that “a nation from far” comes to bring judgment to Israel (v. 49). It doesn’t say who that nation was. Some commentaries say it was the Babylon …

The Capture of Nineveh And It’s Destruction - Nahum 2:1 – 2:13 (commentary)

At the time of Nahum’s prophecy, Assyria was at the height of its power. Sennacherib had done much to increase the strength and magnificence of Nineveh, its capital, by building great temples, palaces, and fortifications. Nineveh was confident that it could not be overtaken but …

Nebuchadnezzar Attacks And Jerusalem is Destroyed - II Chronicles 36:11 – 36:23 (commentary)

Zedekiah became king of Judah at the age of 21 and ruled for eleven years (v. 11). He disobeyed God and refused to change his ways even after a warning from the prophet Jeremiah (v. 12). He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia who had forced him to sign a promis …