Cyrus came 70 years after Israel was defeated.
- He came 70 years after Nebuchadnezzar slaughtered the residents of Jerusalem and burned their houses.
- He came 70 years after Nebuchadnezzar burned the Temple to the ground and took away all of the furnishings.
- Cyrus came 70 years after Daniel, the three Hebrew boys and the rest of the survivors were forced to march 500 miles across the desert to Babylon.
All Cyrus ever did was to sign a paper that allowed the children of those who were force marched across the desert, to go “home” to a land they did not know. If you are looking for Cyrus, you have a very, very long wait.
Now is the time for Nebuchadnezzar…
Now it came about in the ninth year of his reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, camped against it and built a siege wall all around it. So the city was under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled and went forth from the city at night by way of the gate between the two walls which was by the king’s garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah (Jeremiah 52:4-7).
Now on the tenth day of the fifth month, which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, who was in the service of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He burned the house of the Lord, the king’s house and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every large house he burned with fire. So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down all the walls around Jerusalem (Jeremiah 52:12-24).
These verses, from the book of Lamentations, were Jeremiah’s firsthand account of what God himself did to his own people as judgment for exactly the same sins America is guilty of…
All her people groan seeking bread; they have given their precious things for food to restore their lives themselves. “See, O Lord, and look, for I am despised” (Lamentations 1:11).
My eyes fail because of tears, my spirit is greatly troubled; my heart is poured out on the earth because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, when little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city. They say to their mothers, “Where is grain and wine?” As they faint like a wounded man in the streets of the city, as their life is poured out on their mothers’ bosom (Lamentations 2:11, 12).
“Arise, cry aloud in the night at the beginning of the night watches; pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord; lift up your hands to Him for the life of your little ones who are faint because of hunger At the head of every street. See, O Lord, and look! With whom have You dealt thus? Should women eat their offspring, the little ones who were born healthy? Should priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? (Lamentations 2:19, 20)
The tongue of the infant cleaves to the roof of its mouth because of thirst; the little ones ask for bread, but no one breaks it for them. Those who ate delicacies are desolate in the streets; those reared in purple embrace ash pits (Lamentations 4:4, 5).
Their appearance is blacker than soot, they are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, it is withered, it has become like wood. Better are those slain with the sword than those slain with hunger; for they pine away, being stricken for lack of the fruits of the field. The hands of compassionate women boiled their own children; they became food for them because of the destruction of the daughter of my people (Lamentations 4:8-10).
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness. Our skin has become as hot as an oven, because of the burning heat of famine (Lamentations 5:9, 10).
Get over the “Cyrus Thing”. It is a lie and no matter how desperate your wishful thinking may be; it is not going to happen. How Blessed are those who put their trust in God and not in man…
Nebuchadnezzar is at the door and all the wishful thinking in the world will not make him go away…
THIS IS THE FUTURE OF THE PROPHETS WHO PREACH TRUMP AS CYRUS:
Jeremiah 14: 15 “Therefore, this is what the Lord says concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, though I did not send them, and who say, ‘There will never be sword or famine in this land.’ By sword and famine these prophets will meet their end. 16 The people they are prophesying to will be thrown into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword. There will be no one to bury them—they, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. I will pour out their own evil on them.”