THE PROPHECY IN JEREMIAH 4:13 IS NOT THE FIRST WORLD WAR

 

JEREMIAH 4:11-13, 19

11 At that time it will be said
To this people and to Jerusalem,
“A dry wind of the desolate heights blows in the wilderness
Toward the daughter of My people—
Not to fan or to cleanse—
12 A wind too strong for these will come for Me;
Now I will also speak judgment against them.”

13 “Behold, he shall come up like clouds,
And his chariots like a whirlwind.
His horses are swifter than eagles.
Woe to us, for we are plundered!”…

19 O my soul, my soul!
I am pained in my very heart!
My heart makes a noise in me;
I cannot hold my peace,
Because you have heard, O my soul,
The sound of the trumpet,
The alarm of war.

 

This is part of a prophecy of Jeremiah pointing to an impending attack and conquer of Judah by the Babylonian empire. However, embedded in the prophet’s declaration is also his prophecy concerning a WIND that is coming whose purpose is NOT TO FAN OR CLEANSE.

 

How could this WIND not be used by God to FAN OR CLEANSE? First off, what is referred by the act of fanning or winnowing? The Prophet Isaiah explains:

 

(Luke 3:17 KJV)

17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

 

(Isaiah 41:15-16 KJV)

15 “Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth;
You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small,
And make the hills like chaff.
16 You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away,
And the whirlwind shall scatter them;
You shall rejoice in the Lord,
And glory in the Holy One of Israel.

 

The act of FANNING is the prophesied work of The Savior Yeshua in separating the WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF as testified by John the Baptist, and as prophesied by Isaiah. In fact, the following prophetical terms – THRESHING, FANNING AND CHAFF – will occur during the TIME OF HARVEST OR GATHERING AND NOT DURING THE TIME OF PLANTING (Mat. 13:39-40). This is the actual SALVATION that The Savior Yeshua will do PRIOR TO THE FINAL JUDGMENT of the world.

 

How could it be that the WIND in Jeremiah 4v11 is not for the purpose of FANNING OR CLEANSING? It is because at this point, The Savior has ALREADY SAVED God’s elect (Mat. 24:30-31/ Rev. 7:1-9). What then is the PURPOSE OF THIS WIND?

 

(Jeremiah 4:12)

 12 A wind too strong for these will come for Me;
Now I will also speak judgment against them.”

 

The purpose of the WIND in Jeremiah is for God’s JUDGMENT unto the world. Which judgment is this?  This will be God’s judgment unto mankind that will INITIALLY take place after His Son has saved His people and will be made FINAL when the rest of the dead will be resurrected after the MILLENNIAL REIGN of His Son with His saved people. Below, we will present scriptural facts in order to prove just that. But first let us find out, who is the prophesied Entity in Jeremiah 4v13.

 

COMING UP LIKE CLOUDS, CHARIOTS LIKE WHIRLWIND, HORSES FASTER THAN EAGLES

What further disproves the claim of the INC1914 on Jeremiah 4v11-13 and 19 to point to their church’s establishment in 1914? Let us analyze verse 13:

 

(Jeremiah 4:13)

13 “Behold, he shall come up like clouds,
And his chariots like a whirlwind.
His horses are swifter than eagles.
Woe to us, for we are plundered!”

 

We will not base our understanding of Jeremiah’s prophecy on human wisdom but rather, on the Evangelical Truth of The Savior. How is the mention of CLOUDS, CHARIOTS, WHIRLWIND AND HORSES in Jeremiah’s prophecy relate with the Truth of The Savior?

 

HE SHALL COME UP LIKE CLOUDS – JEREMIAH 4:13

Who is prophesied by Jeremiah to ‘come up like clouds’?

 

(Matthew 24:30-31)

 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

The One prophesied who ‘shall come up like clouds’ is none other than The Savior himself, and this will happen on His return. What else should we notice on this proclamation of The Lord? On that day, there will be a great ‘sound of a trumpet’ (compare with Jer. 4:19) as He sends His angels to gather His elect – from the four WINDS! Are the FOUR WINDS mentioned by The Christ Yeshua related with the STRONG WIND in Jeremiah? We will definitely have the clarifications below.

 

HIS CHARIOTS LIKE A WHIRLWIND – JEREMIAH 4:13

Is the INC1914’s presentation of ‘His chariots like a whirlwind’ to refer to the tanks as a war machine during the First World War scripturally valid? No, but rather it only shows of their eagerness to twist scriptural passages in their desperate attempt of making the Scriptures serve their own agenda. Why are we certain that they are mistaken with their understanding on this prophetic phrase ‘HIS CHARIOTS LIKE A WHIRLWIND’?

 

(Isaiah 66:15-16)

15 For behold, the Lord will come with fire
And with His chariots, like a whirlwind,
To render His anger with fury,
And His rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by His sword
The Lord will judge all flesh;
And the slain of the Lord shall be many.

 

This prophecy of Isaiah clearly debunked the claim of the INC1914 that the ‘chariots like a whirlwind’ in the prophecy of Jeremiah refer to the BATTLE TANKS of the First World War. How so? This ‘chariots like a whirlwind’ will be used at the COMING OF THE LORD when He will already ‘JUDGE ALL FLESH’ – NOT in 1914 but on Judgment Day!

 

HIS HORSES ARE SWIFTER THAN EAGLES – JEREMIAH 4:13

If The Lord Yeshua is the prophesied Entity in Jeremiah 4v13 who SHALL COME UP LIKE CLOUDS AND WHOSE CHARIOTS ARE LIKE HORSES, could He also be the prophesied Horseman in Jeremiah 4v13?

 

(Revelation 6:2)

2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

 

The crowned Horseman who sat on a white horse with a bow who was seen by Apostle John in his vision who ‘went forth conquering’ is none other than The Christ Yeshua himself. How else is this validated?

 

(Revelation 19:11-16)

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

 

The Horseman on a white horse is God’s Son himself! How sure are we? As witnessed by John, “His name is called The Word of God.” What else confirms that The Horseman on a white horse is indeed God’s Son? On His thigh is a His title written – KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!

 

Therefore, the prophecy of Jeremiah in chapter 4v13 points to NO ONE ELSE but to The Christ Yeshua.

 

THE STRONG WIND THAT IS NOT TO FAN OR CLEANSE IN VERSES 11 AND 12

Going back to the prophesy in Jeremiah 4v11-12, which is the STRONG WIND that God will use in His judgment? And why is it not for FANNING OR CLEANSING, or in other words SEPARATING God’s elect from among the rest of the people?

 

Let us understand first, which is it that will do God’s judgment unto the world?

 

(John 12:47-48)

47 And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. 

 

As we already know, God’s Word and Son is Him who became flesh in order to save the world. But isn’t He also the One given the authority to do God’s judgment as recorded in John 5v22 and 27? Yes, it is true and that He will do through His Word that He had spoken. How could His Word be the instrument to fulfill God’s judgment unto the world?

 

(John 6:63)

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 

 

The words spoken by The Christ are spirit and life! If so, His spoken Word (singular as collective sum) is the LIVING AND POWERFUL ENTITY that have become the STRONG WIND that will judge the world as prophesied by Jeremiah. Why is this WIND not anymore used TO FAN OR CLEANSE? Because at this point in time, The Christ Yeshua has already saved God’s people – and so, only God’s judgment will be carried out.

 

THE EVENTS ENCLOSED IN THE SEALS

When is the time when the prophesied STRONG WIND will come to carry out God’s FINAL JUDGMENT? This is the same time when The Horseman on a white horse, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords will appear for a great war and judgment (Rev. 19:11). How does this tie up with our evangelical presentation that His Spoken Word will be the agent of God’s judgment?

 

(Revelation 19:15)

15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

 

The SHARP SWORD that goes out of His mouth that He will use to strike the nations points to His Spoken Word – THIS IS THE SAME STRONG WIND prophesied by Jeremiah that will speak of God’s judgment (Jer. 4:11-12).

 

The moment of time when Jeremiah’s prophecy (Jer. 4:11-13, 19) will be fulfilled is pinpointed in Revelation to be the events that will happen with the FIRST THREE SEALS OF REVELATION opened by The Lamb (The Savior).

 

(Revelation 6:1-2)

Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

 

The event when The Christ Yeshua was seen by John to be The Horseman on a white horse who will conquer and judge the world is encompassed in the FINAL BATTLE or war. This was seen by Apostle John in his vision when The Lamb opened up the FIRST SEAL OF REVELATION. This will continue with the events that would happen as part of the SECOND SEAL OF REVELATION - and this will happen after The Lord’s 1,000 years Reign, when Satan will already be released from his prison (Rev. 7-10). After his release, Satan will mobilize an army from all of those who will be resurrected for the judgment of God. This resurrection after the Millennial Reign of The Christ is part of the events enclosed in the THIRD SEAL OF REVELATION.

 

Please take note that our movement teaches a unique understanding of the SEVEN SEALS OF REVELATION. We teach that regarding the SEALS OF REVELATION the FOCUS should be on the events enclosed in each SEAL. We also teach that the events enclosed in the SEALS will happen in a REVERSE ORDER, and that only through this perspective can many prophecies and revelations make sense. This means that the first cluster of events to happen are those enclosed in the 7th SEAL, and so on. And this presentation of the prophecy in Jeremiah 4 verses 11-13 further proves the validity of our understanding on the SEVEN SEALS OF REVELATION. 

Note:  For a more specific study on the 7 Seals of Revelation please click this link:

https://www.spiritualhouse.info/7-scroll-seals-in-revelation

CONCLUSION

As previously stated above, the STRONG WIND is not anymore to be used to separate God’s elect from those who are not. The reason is that the prophesied time when the STRONG WIND will be used is at the FINAL JUDGMENT of God that will take place a thousand years since the salvation of God's people. God's Salvation will take place being part of the 6th SEAL OF REVELATION. As presented above, the prophesied STRONG WIND is the same SWORD THAT WILL BE DRAWN FROM THE MOUTH of God's Son that He will use on the FINAL BATTLE - these are the same WORDS of The Christ, the very Spirit or Will of God who will judge the world (Jn. 12:48 / 6:63). 

The INC1914’s understanding of Jeremiah 4v11-13 is completely off. The only way they were able to manipulate this prophecy to seemingly point to the First World War that began in 1914 is by basing their understanding to the human wisdom of some historians – and such led to a major blunder on their behalf.

 

(John 8:32) 

". .. the truth shall make you free.”

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