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Pamphlet 1709 Zephaniah kc 4-1

 The brook of living water (His Word) can topple a mighty man!

We have learned in Zephaniah that when Jesus Christ returns at the sound of the 7th Trump He will stretch out His hand upon Jerusalem and utterly "smash" that seat of the temple of the false messiah which has become the "gathering place of the crowd", i.e. the "rendezvous" of Satan's crowd, and as Zeph. 1:4 states, He shall "cut off the remnant of Baal (the false-christ)". This "Battle of Armageddon" as it is called will be "speedy" (vs. 18), i.e. very, very brief, and there shall be much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth by those idolatrous ones who serve Satan.

Luke 13:28
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
By the way, "Armageddon" in Hebrew is a compound word from "har" and "megiddon" which means "hills of rendezvous".
har - Strong's #2022
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively):—hill (country), mount (-ain), X promotion.

megiddon - Strong's #4023
From H1413; rendezvous; Megiddon or Megiddo, a place in Palestine:— Megiddo, Megiddon.

And so it is that the spurious messiah and His cronies (his locust army) shall gather on the temple mounts in Jerusalem where there shall be a GREAT crashing, even a great "crushing", when the LORD returns to that place!
Zeph. 1:10
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.
This SHALL "come to pass" in "that day", the great day of the Lord, when the scripture "comes to pass" concerning the temple in Jerusalem in Luke 21:6" ...behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." In other words, when Yeshua returns as King of kings and Lord of lords there will crying (weeping) from the outer "fish" gate, and howling (wailing) from the inner city gate, and a great "crashing" on the hills on which the upper city and the temple were founded, Zion and Moriah respectively, when Jesus Christ returns (Zech. 14:4) and He destroys (sheber - #7767) that temple. That's right! It's been declared here by the prophet Zephaniah all these many, many centuries!
Zeph. 1:11
Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.
Maktesh means "mortar" which is the stuff one builds up walls with, i.e. to hold the bricks together. The "merchant people" have built walls with whitewash and mortar to hide that which they do deceitfully behind those walls. That is why we use the term "Hidden Dynasties", such as "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy*". However, one thing you can count on with certitude, for it is written in the Word of God, those walls of Babylon the Great are coming down with a great shout at the SOUND BLAST of the 7th Trump, just like the walls of Jericho came "crashing" down with a shout. And just as Zephaniah said in vs. 11, the merchants shall be cut down, i.e. cut off! You can read the same thing as a second witness in Rev. 18.
Rev. 18:10-11
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

[11] And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

Rev. 18:15
The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

Yes, there shall be much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth at that day!
Zeph. 1:12
And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
There will be no place to run and hide! Those who are "hardened" by the years of wealth and ease (settled on their lees) who have built up their "secure" walls with their "mortar" and who say that God has no power, shall be found and EXPOSED, i.e. their walls are coming down! This "garbage" that we hear from Marxists and Nietzsche-ites and all sorts of past and present communists, atheists, and arrogant liberals who say that men (especially the wealthy and incumbent) and the state have all power and control over men shall be CONSUMED! Satan and his cronies have always contended, right from the garden of Eden, that "they are gods, knowing good and evil", and that they are in charge of the affairs of men to determine right and wrong, good and evil, and that they alone provide for themselves! In other words, they deny God and believe (say in their hearts) that God has no power and influence, i.e. "The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil"! I guess they will just have to find out the hard way. THUMP! Then they shall know that there truly is a God, one who has ALL POWER and CONTROL over the affairs of men, and "they ain't Him"!
[13] Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.
Their wealth and their great "systems" shall all come "crashing" to naught in one hour! And they can build and rebuild and plant and replant, but they shall not dwell in their idolatrous houses nor enjoy the fruits of their labor because the Great Day of the Lord is coming and then it's all over pal! Get out your handkerchiefs and prepare to weep and howl!
[14] The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen! Get ready! That Great Day of His Wrath is Coming when He pours out that last and 7th vial!

Note: "Mighty man" is "gibbor" in Hebrew which means "giant", even "powerful warrior", "tyrant", "champion". No problem, do not fear nor take anxious thought. The little shepherd lad, David, showed us how easy it is to handle big powerful mighty men of renown! Trust in the Lord thy God and the power of His might! A little stone of truth from the Pentateuch, the brook of living water (His Word) can topple a mighty man! Then you can take his "own sword" and cut his head off, spiritually speaking of course!

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