The Lord is Using the Prophet Jeremiah in these last Moments...Why are we not listening?
When God destroyed every living thing on the Earth by flood, it rained 40 days and 40 nights (Gen 7:4,12,17).
So impudent and violent was their lust, so impatient of check, and so eager to be gratified, that they became perfect beasts (v. 8); like high-fed horses, they neighed every one after his neighbour’s wife, v. 8. Unbridled lusts make men like natural brute beasts, such monstrous odious things are they. And that which aggravated their sin was that it was the abuse of God’s favours to them: When they were fed to the full, then their lusts grew thus furious. Fulness of bread was fuel to the fire of Sodom’s lusts. Sine Cerere et Bacchio friget Venu—Luxurious living feeds the flames of lust. (Matthew Henry Commentary on Jeremiah)
through the ultimate threshing of the full fury of God’s wrath during the Tribulation, the time of Jacob’s trouble, to the final outcome of the Law being written in their hearts (Jeremiah 31:31-34); which in essence is the absolute remedy to sin and death which is Jesus Christ and Him Crucified 1 Corinthians 2:2: For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Here is a detailed chronological chain of events, complete with Bible references and Commentary:
THE TRIBULATION FOLLOWING THE RAPTURE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
Trial, Testing, Or Judgment:
Three men in the Bible fasted 40 days and 40 nights: Moses (Ex 34:28)(Deut 9:9,18,25)(Deut 10:10), Elijah (1 Kin 19:8), and Jesus (Mt 4:2)(Lk 4:2)(Mk 1:13).
Because Israel refused to enter the Promised Land, God condemned them to wander in the "wilderness" for 40 years (Num 14:33-34)(Num 32:11-13)(Deut 8:2)(Josh 5:6).
(God also kept their clothing and sandals from wearing out for the whole 40 years: Deut 29:5, Deut 8:4.)
The Israelites were given manna in the desert for 40 years to "test" and "humble" them (Ex 16:35)(Deut 8:3,16)
When scourging someone, they could not receive more than 40 lashes (Deut 25:3)(2 Cor 11:24).
The Israelites were in captivity to the Philistines for 40 years for doing evil (Judg 13:1).
Goliath taunted Israel for 40 days and nights (1 Sam 17:16), until David defeated him.
Ezekiel laid on his right side for 40 days to "bear the iniquity" of Judah's sins (Ezek 4:6).
God proclaimed judgment against Egypt, saying it would be desolate for 40 years (Ezek 29:10-12).
God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent or be overthrown (Jonah 3:4).
After the flood waters had receded, and the tops of the mountains were visible, Noah waited another 40 days to open the window of the Ark (Gen 8:6).
Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebekah as his wife (Gen 25:20).
Esau, Isaac's son, also got married when he was 40 (Gen 26:34).
Embalming took 40 days in early Bible times (Gen 50:3).
Moses was on Mt. Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (twice!) (Ex 24:18)(Ex 34:28)(Deut 9:9,11,18,25)(Deut 10:10).
The spies that Moses sent to spy out the Promised Land were there for 40 days (Num 13:25)(Num 14:34).
One of those spies was Joshua, and he was forty years old when he went (Josh 14:7).
Moses died when he was 120 years old (Deut 34:7). His life can be divided into 3 sections of 40 years: (first 40) being born and growing up in Pharaoh's house in Egypt (Acts 7:20-23), (middle 40) fleeing to Midian after killing the Egyptian, and living there for 40 years (Acts 7:29-30), (last 40) returning to Egypt, the exodus, and the events that followed (Acts 7:36)(Ex 7:7).
Aaron died 40 years after the Israelites had left Egypt (Num 33:38).
Three different times in Judges, the land had rest for 40 years (Judg 3:11)(Judg 5:31)(Judg 8:28).
Eli judged Israel for 40 years (1 Sam 4:18).
Ishbosheth became king over Israel when he was 40 years old (2 Sam 2:10).
Three kings reigned for 40 years: David (1 Kin 2:11)(2 Sam 5:4-5), Solomon (1 Kin 11:42), and Joash (2 Chr 24:1)(2 Kin 12:1).
(Saul may also be a part of this group [Acts 13:21], but this is controversial [1 Sam 13:1].)
The 10 lavers in the Temple each held "40 baths" (about 230 gal.) of water (1 Kin 7:38).
The time period between Jesus' resurrection and ascension was 40 days (Acts 1:3).
The book of Exodus has 40 chapters.
The average length of a woman's pregnancy is 40 weeks.
Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays).
One of the prominent things in Baal worship is their worship of goddesses. The Baal religion believed in many gods and that GOD WAS ALSO A WOMAN. THE VIRGIN and in particular THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN was looked to as a goddess.
The constellation VIRGO was known as the female deity, THE BEAUTIFUL VIRGIN who was worshipped by the ancients. Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac. VIRGO is the SUN SIGN of ASTROLOGY.
Astrology's connection with Baal and goddess worship are some of the reasons why God is so strongly against astrology. Isa 47:13
The female deity Ishtar of Babylon was a Baal high priestess. She was also known as THE VIRGIN who was worshipped. She had the title the Queen of Heaven, and was known as the goddess of fertility. In Baal they had many temple priestesses who served as temple prostitutes. Having sex with a temple prostitute was a part of Baal worship.
Ishtar was known as the goddess of love, war, fertility and sexuality. In the Babylonian temple, she "was looked to as the divine personification of the planet Venus". Ishtar'scult involved sacred prostitution because sexual immorality was an part of their religion.
In her youth it is said that the goddess ISHTAR had loved TAMMUZ THE SUN GOD of the Baal religion.
ACTS12:4. REFERS TO THE 'WINTER SOLSTICE' CELEBRATION. IT WAS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR WE KNOW AS EASTER, WHEN ISHTAR, THE VIRGIN QUEEN OF HEAVEN WAS CELEBRATED. WINTER SOLSTICE WAS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN THERE WAS THE GREATEST SEXUAL IMMORALITY BECAUSE THIS IMMORALITY WAS A PART OF THEIR WORSHIP TO ISHTAR. A WINTER SOLSTICE IS STILL A MAJOR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY. THIS IS THE REASON THAT THE SPRINGTIME HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS ARE TO THIS DAY WHEN THE MOST PARTYING AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY GOES ON.
The WORSHIP OF THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN is an ancient practice which started thousands of years before Christ was born.
WORSHIP OF this pagan QUEEN OF HEAVEN is talked about in the scriptures.
*Jeremiah 44:25… "burn incense to THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN."
THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN ISHTAR has been identified with the Phoenician goddess ASTARTE; the Semitic goddess ASHTORETH; the goddess ISIS of Egypt; the goddess of GREECE was APHRODITE, and the goddess VENUS of Rome. These goddesses in these different nations are actually the same Babylonian goddess ISHTAR, but they were just given different names in the different nations. They were all called THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN. The goddess ASHTAROTH is TALKED ABOUT IN THE BIBLE. Ashtaroth was also called the Queen of Heaven. ASHTAROTH also was a mother figure. She was portrayed CRADLING BAAL. Ashtaroth was known as THE GODDESS OF LUST.
ISRAEL became corrupted by worshipping the SUN GOD Tammuz and The Queen of Heaven ASHTAROTH. Ezek 8:14
*Judges 10:6 "And the children of ISRAEL DID EVIL again in the sight of the LORD, and SERVED BAALIM AND ASHTAROTH…and forsook the LORD, "
*1 Samuel 7:3 "And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then PUT AWAY the strange gods and ASHTAROTH (the Queen of Heaven) from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only:
*1 Samuel 12:10 "And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD, and have served BAALIM and ASHTAROTH: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee."
ADULTERY, FORNICATION, & PROSTITUTION are an integral part of Baal worship.
*Jeremiah 5:7 "How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then COMMITTED ADULTERY, and assembled themselves by troops in the HARLOT'S HOUSES".
The Baal religion was exported from Babylon to Egypt. In Egypt ISIS was also called The Virgin; The Queen of Heaven. Isis was a prostitute high priestess in the Temple of Baal in Egypt.
Egyptians thought that it was ISIS who put the Pharoahs into power.
ISIS was also worshipped as the patroness of nature and magic. She was worshipped throughout the GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD.
ASHTAROTH was THE CANAANITES Virgin, Queen of Heaven who was their goddess of fertility, love, and war exactly like Ishtar and Isis. 1 Kings 11:5-6, 33; 2 Kings 23:13
The Egyptians gave Ashtaorth the title "Queen of Heaven" and "Lady of Heaven". The Babylonians and Assyrians called her Ashtar and worshiped her as the goddess of fertility and love. Jeremiah 7:18-19
The IsraelitesThe Egyptians gave Ashtaorth the title "Queen of Heaven" and "Lady of Heaven". The Babylonians and Assyrians called her Ashtar and worshiped her as the goddess of fertility and love. Jeremiah 7:18-19