17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of His fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
Jerusalem will have undergone the worst destruction ever, but still, even though it seems she will never recover, God has His hand on His people. Jerusalem, standing now for all of Israel, will have drunk the cup of God’s fury down to the dregs, and there seems no one is left to guide her, rescue her, or restore her to health.
This is a prophecy that follows the Great Tribulation, when Antichrist does all in his power to destroy the people of God, Jew and Gentile alike. The devastation around the world is terrible when Antichrist’s evil is unleashed.
It seems that with every President we have in America, someone wants to point to him as being the Antichrist. We need to stop that. We have no idea who that man is, nor when he will appear. Some believe he will be a Jew; others, that he will be accepted by the Jews as a great political leader. Either way, we do not know who he is; we only know that the evil he performs will make Hitler look like a nice guy.
The upheaval of our times has a lot of people declaring that it can’t be much longer before Jesus returns to earth, but I will tell you that it is foolish to make predictions. The Bible says that no man will know the day or the hour. Our job is to be busy reaching the lost for Jesus Christ. The rest is in the hands of God.