40, Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:
41, ¶ “‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.’”
Paul in Acts chapter 13 makes it clear that this prophecy was still awaiting its fulfillment. It is quoted from habbakkuk:-
Habbakkuk chapter 1:-
5, ¶ A “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. B For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.
6, ¶ For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to seize dwellings not their own.
7, ¶ They are dreaded and fearsome; A their justice and dignity go forth from themselves.
8, ¶ A Their horses are swifter than leopards, more fierce than the evening wolves; their horsemen press proudly on. Their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
9, ¶ They all come for violence, all their faces forward. They gather captives like sand.
10, ¶ At kings they scoff, and at rulers they laugh. They laugh at every fortress, for they pile up earth and take it.
11, ¶ Then they sweep by like the wind and go on, guilty men, whose own might is their god!”
12, ¶ Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, you have ordained them as a judgment, and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.
What you see rising in the (middle) east is the beginning of this.
O LORD, you have ordained them as a judgment, and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.
Against whom is it directed? Paul tells us:-
“‘Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish'”
The revelation details how mystery babylon (the scoffers) falls to the beast.Revelation chapter 17:-
Rev 17:17, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
Even the chapter and verse number are 17, the seventh prime number, hidden perfection. Revealed to babes. The wise shall understand. None of the wicked shall understand.