The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book "Decoding the Last Days, Volume 2: Jeremiah and Lamentations."
Your mother shall be deeply ashamed; She who bore you shall be ashamed. Behold, the least of the nations shall be a wilderness, A dry land and a desert. Jeremiah 50:12
“Your mother shall be deeply ashamed.” People have come up with all sorts of ideas regarding the identity of this latter-day Babylon. Some say it’s a city, some say it’s a world-wide system of evil used by Satan. But the truth is these same people refuse to study God’s Word. They fail to look closely at the characteristics we are given. They key in on the word “city” and fail to notice that she is also called a nation. (ER 3.1.1) Not only is she a nation but she also has a motherland which is still in existence at the time of her demise. The phrase “deeply ashamed” is taken from words meaning vehement and to be pale. It could be translated a number of different ways, but all we need to do is consider the scene before us.
America has just been completely destroyed in one fell swoop. The celestial cloud passes over and does much damage. Then, in the evening, a company of nations arrive with nuclear weapons to destroy all major population centers. The nation will never again be rebuilt. Close to 300 million people, in this land alone, are dead. Their corpses are scattered upon the land like so much rubbish. Within a short time this news arrives in Europe. Reports begin to filter into America’s motherland, Great Britian, that America has been utterly destroyed. Put yourself in their shoes. They probably heard about the outbreak of war in the Middle East as they sat down for dinner. They stayed awake all night as the world endured violent earthquakes. Now reports start coming in that the Yankees across the sea are gone. The nation they birthed, the nation they fought side-by-side with in two world wars, the nation they watched rise to global dominance, is finished. Just like that. Life itself has been turned upside down in one day. Many of them are now astonished to the point of hysteria. Whatever mixed feelings they may have had about us Yanks are now swept away by grief and desperate sorrow. They just lost a brother.