Lebanon and the 70 years
Right now, I do not see this prophecy of 70 years happening. Is this something in the future?
Tyre, Lebanon is “forgotten for 70 years,” then returns as a harlot to commit fornication with the kingdoms of the world.
With several candidates (America, the Vatican, Rome,) already being considered for the “Whore of Babylon,” is Lebanon also a candidate?
Isaiah 23:15-18 :
Isa 23:15 ¶ And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
Isa 23:17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
Isa 23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
From what I can tell, this 70 year period has not happened yet? Is it a future event?
Comparing this to Revelation.
Rev 17:1 ¶ And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters:
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Rev 17:15 And he said unto me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.
Since it seems from prophecy that Israel will stand alone in her final battle, this also means that America is not around for her support.
Many feel that America is the whore of Babylon, but if America is then missing, how can this be true?
I do not see (yet) a 70 year period in Lebanon’s history where this has already happened.
The prophecy says it will commit fornication with the kingdoms of the world, which is how Revelation describes the Whore of Babylon.
The Whore of Babylon is a city. Does Tyre have a role as this in the future?
If not, what does this prophecy mean?
Lebanon recently became an independent nation again in 1943, after being “forgotten.”
If this is a future event, and IF it is 70 years from 1943, then we will know something by 2013.
How will Tyre / Lebanon play a role in world events in the future?
History of Lebanon
(from 50,000 BC – 2005 AD in a glance)
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