Babylon the Great
Who, What, Where is it Today?
Ezekiel 33:1 Again the word of YHWH came unto me, saying, 2 "Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, 'When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: 3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. 6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.'"
It then goes on to say that YHWH has made Ezekiel a watchman for Israel.
I am not claiming to be a prophet, but I believe that YHWH has placed this message on my heart to share with His people. It is my hope that the following is a help to all who are seeking truth. This is a study concerning the question..."What is the Babylon spoken of in Revelation 18"? Is it possible to identify? Is there any place in the world today that would qualify?
In the 18th Chapter of Revelation, it talks about the Destruction of Babylon the Great. Let's examine some passages...
1. Mystery Babylon the Great of (Revelation 17:5) is destroyed by the kings of the earth (Revelation 17:16). The Babylon of chapter 18 will be destroyed by cataclysmic judgments of YHWH (18:8). It seems that after the kings fulfill the will of YHWH (Revelation 17:16-17), they afterwards lament (Revelation 18:9).
2. Many believe that Revelation 17 is talking about the Roman Catholic Church. It is a fact, however, that Ishtar is the Queen of Heaven (Jer 7:18; 44:16-19) which is represented by the Statue of Liberty. If Revelation 17 is referring to Ishtar, it would not only be the sins of Christianity, as would be the case with the Roman Catholic Church, but it would include all other false religions on the face of the earth. This seems to be more consistent with the sins of Babylon.
Question: Is the destruction of Babylon in Revelation 18 the same event that is spoken of in Jeremiah and Isaiah? The following verses suggest that when Babylon is destroyed, it will be destroyed forever, never to rise again...Isaiah 13:19-20; Jeremiah 50:39-40, 51:62; Revelation 18:22, 23. How many times will YHWH destroy Babylon forever, never to rise again?
At this time, let's turn to Revelation chapter 18.
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."
Jeremiah 51:37 - And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Revelation 18:3... For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Jeremiah 51:7 - Babylon hath been a golden cup in YHWH's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
One thing that comes to mind when reading this is Hollywood and television. The United States has been, and still is, the leader in this area. Also, when speaking of spiritual fornication, consider deceptive televangelism and its overwhelming influence on millions worldwide!
The next thing it talks about is how rich she is, so rich that the merchants of the whole earth can be made rich with the abundance of her delicacies. What other place can one think of, in the world today, that this is speaking of other than the United States?
Babylon must be a consumer country without equal, repeatedly buying, using, discarding, and buying again.
The United States imports so much of its materialism from other countries from around the world. It is the market that makes the merchants of other nations rich. More on the subject of world trade in connection with the United States and other countries later.
NEXT, YHWH CALLS HIS PEOPLE OUT OF BABYLON BEFORE HE EXECUTES JUDGMENT.
Revelation 18:4... And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Other scriptures seem to be saying the same thing, but again, are they talking about the same future event, or are these scriptures something that has already taken place long ago in the pages of history?
Isaiah 48:20 - Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, "YHWH hath redeemed his servant Jacob."
Jeremiah 50:8 - Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
Jeremiah 51:6 - Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of YHWH's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense.
Jeremiah 51:45 - My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of YHWH.
Jeremiah 51:50 - Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember YHWH afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
BABYLON'S SINS HAVE PILED UP FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN.
Revelation 18:5... For her sins have reached unto heaven, and YHWH hath remembered her iniquities.
Jeremiah 51:9 - We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
Apparently, the sins of Babylon are so numerous, that her sins are compared to reaching from earth to heaven!!
What are some of these sins? Can they be chronicled?
As was already mentioned, the idolatry of Hollywood and television and the wickedness they portray.
This evil has been exported world wide!!
Besides idolatry, there is arrogance; pride; greed; rebellion; witchcraft; legalized murder of unborn babies; acceptance of homosexuality as a normal alternative life style; evil music with evil lyrics; pornography.
Even though other nations of the world are also guilty of these sins, The United States is the world leader, it sets the trends of the world! It is commonly called the American Pop Culture, that is, the "American way of life" that is exported world wide.
YHWH DOUBLES The Punishment Which Babylon Is To Receive...
Revelation 18:6... Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
Jeremiah 50:15 - Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of YHWH: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. 29 - Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against YHWH, against the Holy One of Israel.
BABYLON BOASTS PROUDLY IN HER HEART OF HER RICHES, BELIEVING SHE WILL CONTINUE FOREVER IN HER PROSPERITY.
Revelation 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Isaiah 47:1 - Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. 2 - Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. 3 - Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
Then, a few of verses later...
Isaiah 47:7 - And thou saidst, "I shall be a lady for ever", so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. 8 - Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, "I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children"...
Notice how in Isaiah 47, she is called the "daughter of Babylon"! This suggests that she is a descendent of Babylon, rather than being the original Babylon.
Concerning modern day America, it is still by far, the richest country in the world!
Countries with the Most Billionaires
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The preceding information can be found at: Countries with the most Billionaires
YHWH's JUDGMENTS FALL IN ONE DAY, UTTERLY DESTROYING BABYLON.
Revelation 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is YHWH Elohim who judgeth her.
Isaiah 47:9 - But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. 10 - For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, "None seeth me." Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, "I am, and none else beside me." 11 - Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
Jeremiah 50:31 - "Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud," saith the Sovereign YHWH of hosts; "For thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. 32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him."
On page 299 of Werner Keller's second revised edition book, "The Bible as History", it states...
"This conquest of Ancient Babylon by Medes and the Persians in 538 B.C. however did not follow the normal pattern: it was without a parallel of practice of the Ancient Orient.
For this time there were no columns of smoke rising from behind shattered walls, no temples or palaces razed to the ground, no house plundered, no man was butchered or impaled."
Again, Jeremiah 50:32 describes this Babylon as being destroyed with fire.
Jeremiah 50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
EARTH'S LEADERS LAMENT OVER BABYLON'S DESTRUCTION.
Revelation 18:9...And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning
Babylon provided leadership and was the economic engine of the world. World leaders are weeping because this loss threatens their own luxurious wealth.
Does America really buy from all other nations of the world to such a degree?
"...The Third World now relies upon the United States to buy 65% of its manufactured exports, compared with only 45% in 1979."
The United States is still the number one importing country. Remember the words in Revelation 18:11, "...no one will buy their merchandise anymore..."
Rank country Imports Date of Information
1 United States $2,273,000,000,000 2015 est.
2 European Union
$2,244,000,000,000 2014 est.
$1,576,000,000,000 2015 est.
$1,017,000,000,000 2015 est.
5 United Kingdom $627,700,000,000 2015 est.
6 Japan $627,300,000,000 2015 est.
7 France $537,500,000,000 2015 est.
Source: CIA World Factbook
Remember, the key to this prophecy is on imports from other nations. This Economic Babylon undoubtedly has a very large import imbalance, as she imports so much merchandise from the rest of the world. And even though the United States is rapidly loosing its place as the frontrunner, it is still the number one importing nation on earth (2016). Also, since 1945, the American Dollar has been, and still is the reserve currency of the world (all currencies are based on the American Dollar). If the United States were destroyed, it would cause an unparalleled world wide economic disaster!
Again, reading Revelation 18 verse 9...
Revelation 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning
Jeremiah 50:46 - At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
It also says of Babylon the Great in Jeremiah 50:12...
Jeremiah 50:12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Now, this is an interesting verse! Some say that Babylon the Great is the original Babylon, currently known as Iraq. Who is Iraq's mother? Ancient Babylon had no mother, only a founder... Nimrod (Gen 10:9-10)
Some say that it is Jerusalem. Who is Jerusalem's mother? I can find no historical record that mentions the mother of Jerusalem (first mentioned in scripture as "Salem" in Gen 14:18). Also, it doesn't seem that Jerusalem is going to be destroyed forever, as is the case with Babylon the Great.
Some say that it is Europe, and the newly founded common market. Who is Europe's mother? I know of none!
But, if Babylon the Great today is America, who is America's mother? Is it not England? And England still exists at this time.
It also says in Jeremiah 50:12 that Babylon is the hindermost of the nations. The meaning of the word "hindermost" (strong's #319) is "last" or "latter". The United States is the youngest of the world's greatest nations.
Now, to continue on with analysis of the destruction of Babylon the Great...
Historically, no nation has ever been utterly destroyed in one day.
The single-day destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who were destroyed by a small primitive nuclear weapon, was actually a destruction which occurred within a SINGLE HOUR. As we look ahead to verse 10, the destruction of Babylon is narrowed to a single hour.
Look at the phrase "smoke of her burning." Could that be the mushroom clouds formed by a nuclear explosion? It is not certain by what means Babylon will burn, but this is the first time in history where it is possible for such an event to take place by means of modern technology, that a nation could be literally destroyed in one hour.
Continuing on in Revelation 18:10...
Revelation 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, "Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come."
Jeremiah 51:8 - Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed. 9 - We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up [even] to the skies.
Revelation 18:11 - And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore
Isaiah 47:15 - Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
In Revelation 18:12-14, it gives a list of the merchandise found in Babylon the Great.
Revelation 18:12 - The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 - And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 - And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
Then in verse 15 it continues...
Revelation 18:15 - The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, "Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17a For in one hour so great riches is come to nought..."
Now consider some pertinent points of these verses:
I. In verses 10 and 15, it says that the rulers and the businessmen are standing a "long way off" in their intense lamenting over the loss of this great nation. Look at a world globe. The North American continent is UNIQUELY SURROUNDED on all sides by immense bodies of water.
The great majority of its commercial trade is done with two major parts of the world--Asia to the West, across the Pacific Ocean; and Europe, to the East, across the Atlantic.
II. Verse 11: this great nation was unique. She alone bought such a huge amount of the cargo from the other nations of the world. No nation could replace her.
Only America is EXTREMELY DEPENDENT upon consumer purchasing for the health of her economy. Two-thirds of our total economic activity is generated by consumer spending.
3. America's loss to the world's economy would be devastating. The world would lose THE MOST PRODUCTIVE agricultural exporting continent in the WORLD.
The economy of this great nation is described in Revelation 18:12-13 and 16, as a vast, multifaceted economy. The key emphasis is on the volume of merchandise which this economy IMPORTS.
SHIP CAPTAINS, NAVIGATORS, AND CREWS BEMOAN BABYLON'S FATE
Revelation 18:17b And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "What [city is] like unto this great city!"
Isaiah 13:19 - And Babylon, the splendor of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, shall be as when Elohim overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
Like Sodom and Gomorrah, never to rise again!!
Revelation 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, "Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate."
Babylon was unique in that she imported/exported most of her trade via the sea. As has already been stated, only America is so uniquely situated geographically that she has to carry her imports so completely via the ocean. In Revelation 18:9, 15, and 19: the leaders, businessmen, and ship-owners are able to see the smoke of this nation's burning. Not even huge pillars of nuclear smoke, rising over America, could be seen with the naked eye 2,000-4,000 miles away. It would seem logical to say, that the viewing of the smoke from such great distances can only occur via TV transmissions from orbiting satellites.
The very end of Revelation 18 verse 19... This destruction has made this nation a desert. One of the effects of nuclear explosions, especially at the point of impact, is the formation of glass and sand.
Jeremiah 51:43 - Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.
Revelation 18:20 - Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye set-apart apostles and prophets; for YHWH hath avenged you on her.
Jeremiah 51:47 - Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. 48 - Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith YHWH.
BABYLON WILL BE DESTROYED BY GREAT VIOLENCE AS THOUGH A MIGHTY MILLSTONE WERE CAST INTO THE SEA.
Revelation 18:21... And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all."
Jeremiah 51:63 - And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates: 64 And thou shalt say, "Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary." Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
The destruction of Babylon will be the likes of which have NEVER been seen BEFORE in world history.
Revelation 18:22... And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 23a... And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:
Jeremiah 51:29 - And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of YHWH shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
EVERYTHING COMPRISING A CIVILIZATION IS GONE FOREVER
Revelation 18:23b... for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Isaiah 47:9 - But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
When will this destruction take place? I do not know. Some people have asked, what are we supposed to do, leave the country or what? I believe that YHWH will not let it take place with His people still there. As was pointed out earlier, the destruction of Babylon will be as that of Sodom and Gomorrah...
In Genesis 19, YHWH reveals His desire to save the righteous while destroying the wicked. The angels told Lot...
Gen 19:22 "But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it."
Also, Yahushua admonishes us...Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."
So, the thing that we need to do is to get our heart right with YHWH, keep his commandments, and take His Word to other people, and to be ready. If we prepare properly, then YHWH will take care of us.
Concerning when this will take place, Revelation chapter 14 seems to give the sequence of events in their proper order. In verses 6 and 7, it talks about the true message of Yahushua the Messiah being preached here on the earth...
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting evangel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, "Fear YHWH, and give honour to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."
after this event, we read in verse 8...
Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."
then in verse 9...
Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of YHWH, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the set-apart angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of YHWH, and the faith of Yahushua."
The mark of the beast is another subject, but the point here, is that in Revelation chapter 14, it shows that the fall of Babylon the Great will probably take place before the mandatory mark of the beast is imposed on the inhabitants of the earth!
But, what is preventing the Beast from coming to power at this time?
2Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Master Yahushua the Messiah, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of the Messiah is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called elohim, or that is worshipped; so that he as elohim sitteth in the temple of elohim, showing himself that he is elohim. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now restrains will do so, until he be taken out of the way.
Who is it that now restrains the Beast from coming to power at this time? There has been much speculation concerning this question. Some ideas are: The holy spirit or the church; the Roman state with its emperor; Paul's work; the Jewish state, etc. But who or what is correct?
Notice how it says in verse 7, "only he that restrains will do so until he be taken out of the way." Concerning this word "he", according to "the Kingdom interlinear translation of the Greek Scriptures", where it says "he", it should say "the one". The truth of this verse is very obscure! It does not have to be masculine, even though all translations (that I have read) render it in the masculine. In other words, it can be neuter, masculine or feminine in gender. It is Strong's Greek number 3588. Therefore, 2nd Thessalonians 2:7 should read...
2Thessalonians 2:7 For the secret of lawlessness is already at work: only until the one who now restrains be taken out of the way.
Whatever the Beast power is, whether it is the United Nations, the Catholic Church, Islam, or some combination thereof, it seems plain that Babylon the Great is the one that is restraining the Beast from taking over the world at this time.
Have you ever wondered how the Anti-Messiah will come to power, in the world in this day and time? We have a lesson in recent history of how Adolph Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930's. The country was in the middle of a great depression brought on by the First World War. It seems logical that that is what is going to be necessary again for this to take place.
By the way, Hitler's "3rd Reich" was planned to last a thousand years, and like the 1st one, Satan was unleashing his 'Final Solution' on the earth, establishing Catholicism, with Hitler as the 'Defender of the Faith'. (Taken from "Fossilized Customs" by Lew White)
When people of the world get hungry and scared, they will do anything. If someone rises up and convinces them that they have the answers to their urgent problems, they will follow them anywhere. Have you ever thought of what kind of depression this world would be in, if the United States would be destroyed all of a sudden? It would be hard to imagine! Not only would there be a world wide depression, but there would be fear that can not be imagined. People would lose the kind of security that they now feel.
Also, the United States feeds a big proportion of the world; and on top of all that, the nuclear smoke and dust in the atmosphere would be a catastrophe world wide.
Now, for the last verse of Revelation 18...
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
If Babylon the Great is the United States, what can this mean? Revelation 18:24 ties together the economic Babylon with mystery Babylon of Revelation 17. It is the whore with the blood on her hands...
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, "Alleluia; Salvation, and spledour, and honour, and power, unto YHWH our Elohim: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand."
The United States of America is modern day headquarters for the whore of Revelation 17. Also, the United States is known as the melting pot of the nations. On the back of the one dollar bill, it says, "e pluribus unum", which means, in Latin, "Out of many, one".
Notice how E PLURIBUS UNUM is just above the wings and just below the star of David (on the back of the American one dollar bill).
The story of the "Tower of Babel" (in Genesis 11) tells how the earth was all one language, and how the people built a tower:
Genesis 11:4 And they said, "Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
Genesis 11:5 And YHWH came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 6 And YHWH said, "Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." 8 So YHWH scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because YHWH did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did YHWH scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
The United States is made up of descendents from all these nations. Also, what Yahushua said to the scribes and Pharisees (in Matthew 23) concerning the blood of the righteous prophets, can also apply to the people of this nation concerning everyone slain upon the earth...
Matthew 23:29 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, 30 And say, 'If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers."
Finally, the United States of America has led the world both in terms of national political and economic leadership, but mostly in the leadership of values. People all over the world have yearned to be like America, as they have seen the wealth, success, and power. Such a position draws people to emulate, to allow themselves to be deceived.
But YHWH's judgments are sure. They are not based on man's opinion polls! He has given us His Word, which clearly states what is going to take place to Babylon the Great...it is going to be destroyed forever.
It is my hope and prayer that YHWH reveals to his people, those things that we must know to be in his will! I will close with an admonition from the word of YHWH...
Eccl 8:5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.
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