by Karen Rajabian, December 7, 2012
“Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known—wood and stone. And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but there the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul. Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life. In the morning you shall say, ‘Oh, that it were evening!’ And at evening you shall say, ‘Oh, that it were morning!’ because of the fear which terrifies your heart, and because of the sight which your eyes see. “And the Lord will take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of which I said to you, ‘You shall never see it again.’ And there you shall be offered for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.” (Deuteronomy 28:64-68)
The term “regime change” was often used by the Bush regime before the US invasion of Iraq. In the last few years, “regime” has taken on a sinister connotation after western politicians and news media have promoted it to describe dictatorships. Ironically, considering that Arabic regimes are forcefully bringing about regime change by the US-Western regimes.
In my writing, I will use the word “government” where I consider appropriate to use it.
It is on the book of (2 Chronicles 36:1-24) where we can read the story of the last five southern kingdoms (governments) of Judah, in which the above mentioned curse of the Lord was operative upon.
For the most part, the last kings of Judah were merely installed political puppets of the Egyptians, then the Babylonians. While Jehoahaz was obedient to the king of Egypt, he was “permitted” to be king of Judah; when the king of Egypt became displeased with Jehoahaz, he deposed him at whim. We read: Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father’s place in Jerusalem. Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. Now the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem; and he imposed on the land a tribute of one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. Then the king of Egypt made Jehoahaz’s brother Eliakim king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother and carried him off to Egypt (2 Chronicles 36:1-4).
As we read the story, we can see that God’s work upon the reign of king Jehoahaz was going unseen by those who would not known or understand the Holy Scriptures. The ungodly would not imagine that there was a plan for subsequent monarchy change in the mind of God.
By the will of God, the king of Egypt replaced Jehoahaz with his brother Eliakim as “king” of Judah because God was executing His judgment against the nation. The Lord had not only allowed Judah’s national subjugation and humiliation to happen, He actually made it happen because of Judah’s gross disobedience toward Him.
God’s wrath upon the corrupt rules was drastic. The Babylonians were then allowed to take their turn as the agents of God’s wrath upon Judah and their corrupt kings: Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord his God. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him, and bound him in bronze fetters to carry him off to Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar also carried off some of the articles from the house of the Lord to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, the abominations which he did, and what was found against him, indeed they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. Then Jehoiachin his son reigned in his place. Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord. At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar summoned him and took him to Babylon, with the costly articles from the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah, Jehoiakim’s brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 36:5-10).
King Zedekiah was next. He rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, but it was too late. Zedekiah was then little more than a captain ordering the firing of all of his sinking ship’s weapons against an enemy that had blown his hull full of holes. But Judah was not destroyed by the Babylonians; they were destroyed by themselves because of their evil behavior and refusal to repent after they were given fair warning by the Lord. The Holy Scriptures of the Lord records it: Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke from the mouth of the Lord. And he also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear an oath by God; but he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the Lord God of Israel. Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to all the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy. Therefore He brought against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, on the aged or the weak; He gave them all into his hand. And all the articles from the house of God, great and small, the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king and of his leaders, all these he took to Babylon. Then they burned the house of God, broke down the wall of Jerusalem, burned all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all its precious possessions. And those who escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon, where they became servants to him and his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years (2 Chronicles 36:11-21).
God was always faithful to Israel. And as He is faithful to Israel, He is faithful to us, too. Again, as we read the Book of the law and the biblical stories, we can see that God’s work even upon the kingdoms of the earth of our generation was going unseen by those who would not known or understand the Holy Scriptures. The ungodly would not even imagine that there was a plan for monarchy “government change” in the mind of God.
His judgements are being executed as He promised on the Book of the law. He scattered Israel from one end of the earth to the other, among other things, He took Israel back to Egypt and send them to Babylon at last, were they served other gods, which neither them nor their fathers knew—wood and stone.
So it is during the biblical times in which we are leaving; by the judgment and will of God imposed regimes such the Libyan and American will fall. As it is, anyone can then prophecy that before the Temple (church) of the Lord falls, we should expect God to bring down wicked regimes imposed over the people, which He allowed to happen for a purpose.
A government “or regime” change in their own words”, shall always come from the Lord God Himself even to America before His Church falls. Again, an example is seen in the change and fall of regimes before His Temple fell to the Babylonians and to the present Roman power (the International Criminal Court).
The Holy Bible speaks of a coming government change (although not in those words), not just of one country by another, but of the entire world. Eventually, the monarchy change that will forcefully occur at Christ’s return will replace all regimes (and all other forms of government in all other countries). Jesus Christ is going to rule the entire world with absolute power; the only vote that He will ever have or need is the one that He gets from God Himself.
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