Sea Waves in Prophecy
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"The sea will rise over Babylon, she will sink under its roaring waves." (Jer.51:42).
"The sea has risen over Babylon, she sinks under its boisterous waves. Her towns have been turned into desert, a parched land, a wilderness: no one lives in them, no man goes that way." (Jer. 51:42-43).
"Now you are shattered by the waves, surrounded by the seas." (Ezek. 27:34).
"For the Lord says this: 'When I make you as desolate as any depopulated city, when I bring up the deep against you and the ocean covers you, I will cast you down with those who go down to the pit. I will make you an object of terror. You will not exist." Ez.26:19-21.
"There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the clamor of the ocean and its waves; men dying of fear as they await what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. " (Lk.21:25-26).
"The Lord is good, a refuge in the day of trouble; and he knows those who trust in him. But with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of that place and pursue his foes into the darkness." (Nahum 1:7-8).
"God is our shelter, our strength...so we shall not be afraid when the earth gives way, when mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, and its waters roar and seethe, the mountains tottering as it heaves." (Ps.46:1-3).
"The Lord thundered from heaven, the Most High made his voice heard; he let his arrows fly and scattered them, launched the lightnings and routed them. The bed of the seas was revealed, the foundations of the world were laid bare, at your muttered threat, Lord, at the blast of your nostrils' breath. He sends from on high and takes me, he draws me from deep waters, he delivers me from my powerful enemy, from a foe too strong for me." (Ps.18:13-17).
"The second angel blew his trumpet, and it was as though a great mountain, all on fire, had been dropped into the sea: a third of the sea turned into blood, a third of all the living things in the sea were killed, and a third of all ships were destroyed." (Rev.8:8-9).
"...he will arm creation to punish his enemies; he will put on justice as a breastplate, and for helmet wear his righteous judgment; he will take up invincible holiness for shield, he will forge a biting sword of his stern wrath, and the universe will march with him to fight the reckless. Bolts truly aimed, the shafts of lightning will leap, and from the clouds, as from a full-drawn bow, fly to their mark; and the catapult will hurl hailstones charged with fury. The waters of the sea will rage against them, the rivers engulf them without pity. The breath of the Lord will blow against them and winnow them like a hurricane. So lawlessness will bring the whole earth to ruin and evil-doing bring the thrones of the mighty down." (Wis.5:17-24).
"There in the north, there by the river Euphrates, they have collapsed, have fallen. Who was it rose like the Nile, its waters foaming like a torrent? Why, Egypt rose like the Nile, its waters foaming like a torrent. 'I will rise,' he said 'and drown the earth; sweep towns and their inhabitants away!" (Jer.46:6-8).
"Now Jeremiah had written down the entire disaster that was to befall Babylon in a special book, all these words recorded here as regards Babylon. Jeremiah then said to Seraiah, 'When you reach Babylon, make a point of reading out every one of these words, Then say, "God, you yourself have proclaimed that this place will be destroyed, that no one will live here ever again, neither man nor beast, but that it will remain desolate forever". When you have finished reading this book, tie a stone to it and throw it into the middle of the Euphrates, with the words, "So shall Babylon sink, never to rise again from the disaster with which I am going to overwhelm her".' Here ends the words of Jeremiah." (Jer.51:59-64).
"I mean to cause many nations to surge against you like the sea and its waves." (Ez.26:3). "
"Till the soil, daughter of tarshish, the harbor is no more. He has stretched his hand over the sea to overthrow its kingdoms; the Lord has ordained the destruction of the fortresses of Canaan." (Is. 23:10-11).
"Vast hordes thundering, with thunder like thundering seas, the roaring of nations roaring like the roar of mighty waters. He rebukes them and far away they flee, driven off like chaff on the mountains before the wind, like an eddy of dust before the storm. At evening all was terror; before morning comes they are no more. " (Is. 17:12-14).
"The Lord God of Hosts he touches the earth and it melts, and all its inhabitants mourn; it all heaves, like the Nile, and subsides, like the river of Egypt. He has built his high dwelling place in the heavens and supported his vault on the earth; he summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the land. The Lord is his name." (Amos 9:5-6)
"If the Lord had not been on our side let Israel repeat it If the Lord had not been on our side when they attacked us, they would have swallowed us alive and burnt us to death in their rage. the waters would have closed over us, the torrent have swept us away, either would have drowned us in their turbulent waves. (Ps.124:1-8).
"Listen then, kings, and understand; rulers of remotest lands, take warning; hear this, you who have thousands under your rule, who boast of your hordes of subjects. For power is a gift to you from the Lord, soveriegnty is from the Most High; he himself will probe your acts and scrutinize your intentions. If, as administrators of his kingdom, you have not governed justly nor observed the law, nor behaved as God would have you behave, he will fall on you swiftly and terribly. Ruthless judgment is reserved for the high and mighty; the lowly will be compassionately pardoned, the mighty will be mightly punished." (Wis. 6:1-8)
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E.C.S.Leavenworth III; Goodnews Christian Ministry.