"For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain. And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD. Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues."
God now tells Babylon that an assembly of great nations will come against her. This says with arrows that won't miss their mark, but in today's terms, arrows would connote missles. Again, the north part of the prophecy was literal the first time around, as Persia was partly north of Babylon. Now it is not literally north, but it is the same group of people. Notice that while Babylon the original was conquered by one nation, Medo-Persia (which technically was two nations in one) this says an assembly of nations will come against her. Persia was not an assembly of nations. This is clearly an end times prophecy about Babylon the Whore. Again it is the group of ten, that are the beast's counsel, that destroy her. They first “spoil” her before her final destruction by God. There are more Muslims in this country than people realize and when the call comes, they will answer. The following quotes are taken from an Al Qaeda magazine for American Muslims, which was shown to me.
“Jihad is individually obligatory (fard'ayn) on all Muslims from East to West until all of our lands are freed.” “..to my Muslim brothers residing in the states of the Zio-Crusader (ed. note, that's America and her allies such as England) coalition, whether they are from the emigrant communities, like those which live on the margins of society in the miserable suburbs of Paris, London and Detroit, or are from those arriving in America and Europe to study in its universities or seek their daily bread in the streets of its cities.
My brothers: know that jihad is your duty as well, and that you have an opportunity to strike the leaders of kufr and retaliate against them on their own soil, as long as there is no covenant between you and them.....So, my brothers, you must get ready to perform your vital role in the global jihad against the leaders of kufr......So come to the aid of your Islam and your brethren, and do your duty, and respond to the call of your Lord... Indeed jihad is a lifelong devotion, like prayers and fasting, and religion isn't a matter of taste, for us to leave part of it and perform another part.....Jihad is still obligatory on you as long as you are capable....So, my beloved brothers: remember your responsibility before Allah and what it is He has purchased, and respond once again to the call, and return to your stations, and finish what you started, and aid your religion and ummah, and be with your brothers the mujahidin, until victory while strengthened or martyrdom while on the advance.” When the Mahdi comes, he will be their Messiah, so they will do as he commands, and this is what he will command.”
Notice that they say that the Mahdi will be the Messiah and everyone will have to do as he commands.
Continuing on with the verses, God then blames Babylon for being the destroyer of His heritage. There are several ways to take this. First, if America (and we are still just assuming America is Babylon the Whore, as we can only look at the evidence and deduce) does not step forward to help Israel when the beast desecrates the temple (which they most likely will not, as our government is getting more and more anti-Israel in their politics), God holds them responsible for the desecration. Our present president has Muslim preferences, which does not bode well for America. We are the (supposed) Christian nation of the world and Israel is our spiritual sister. We are to be there for each other, as the rest of the world is against the two of us (Christians and Jews). But America is no longer (and her government never was) a Christian nation. Her people have turned from their God. Therefore as a nation she no longer sees Israel as her sister. The second way of viewing this, is that America is literally responsible and has somehow brought about the desecration of the temple. How that may be, I do not know, but it may be something she does that prompts the beast to do what he does.
America has grown fat (literally) and bellows as a bull. As for the fat part, I do not think that needs any comment for people to see the relevance. As for the bellowing, yes, we do make our voice heard, and not just the government. Americans, unfortunately, do have a reputation for being a loud, uncultured group of people. It is truly sad. The mother that bare us will be astounded, and ashamed that she gave birth to us. That would be England. She too was once a Christian nation. Her fall from being the leading world empire also came from not taking a strong stand with Israel. God does not stand with nations that will not stand with His people. Even if they are not completely against her, not standing totally with her is a mistake.
It says that Babylon is the hindermost of the nations. This word is very interesting, and it is the one which, when I discovered it years ago, was the nail in the coffin, so to speak, for me deciding that America was Babylon. The word hindermost in Hebrew is “'achariyth” which means the last or the end as in the tail end. In other words, the last one in a line. Babylon the Whore is the last of the great nations to come into existence out of all nations. While other nations have existed in one form or another for hundreds and thousands of years, America was really only settled as a nation (different tribal native groups around the country in small pockets do not count) in the last couple hundred years. We are also the greatest nation at the moment. We truly are the last nation on earth in terms of great world dominating nations to arise. Since Babylon is also the last greatest nation on the earth, those two clues (last and great) lead us to no other conclusion at this time, except that America is Babylon. Babylon is again said to become a wilderness,dry land, and a desert because of God's wrath against her. It will never again be inhabited and when people pass by her, they will hiss at her and the plagues that desolated her.