Tuesday, January 13, 2015

America Mystery Babylon?

I stumbled upon this exhaustive (ing?) scriptural analysis that identifies "Mystery Babylon" in Revelation 17-18 as America:

I only skimmed it, but I happen to agree with the conclusion. Some say Mystery Babylon is The Vatican or Mecca in Saudi Arabia. You could make cases for these alternatives, but my peg is on America. We are a fallen nation that has come under God's judgment. The two chapters in Revelation portray what will happen - in the near future, I believe.

If this sounds shocking or you're not certain, ask the Lord for insight and trust he will speak

Just want to mention a few things. In the Bible as in history, the Lord repeats patterns and themes. While past events have meaning in themselves, they may also prefigure events to come. Ultimate fulfillments in the future. For instance, God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac on an altar as a test of obedience and at the last moment provided a ram caught in a bush as a substitute. Later God commanded the Israelite nation to make regular sacrifices of goats and other animals to please God and atone for their sins. Finally, in Christ crucified, God provided his own son as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins - as a substitute sacrifice for us. So you see the pattern of sacrifice culminating in Christ's sacrifice, who in Revelation is called the "Lamb who was slain."

The original Babylon became the dominant world power under King Nebuchadnezzar after defeating Ancient Egypt in battle. Seventy years later in the fall of 539 BC, Babylon was utterly destroyed by Persia. According to Jeremiah 50-51, this was God's judgment against Babylon for its exceptional wickedness.

America became the dominant world power after defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in the fall of 1945. Seventy years later will be fall of 2015, which is months away.

Another pattern is the number 7. "On the seventh day He rested from all his work." In September 2001, America was hit by terrorism followed by multiple wars. Many believe this was a judgment against America and a plea to turn from wickedness and back to God. Seven years later, in the fall of 2008, America suffered a huge stock market and economic collapse. But the country is only becoming more bankrupt morally and spiritually. Downright satanic, actually. Seven years after that will be the fall of 2015.

You see where I'm going here.

And who is the beast on whom the prostitute of Babylon rides in Revelation 17? The beast who "will make war against the Lamb" and "hates the prostitute" and "will bring her to ruin?" I suspect that man is already doing those things right now, today.

And who is the second beast mentioned in Revelation 13 who "exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast." Later in Revelation the second beast is also called "the false prophet." My eyes are on Pope Francis. President Obama has already met with him twice, once publicly and once privately. The Pope is publicly discussing global warming and Marxism/socialism and aligning Catholic teaching with the beast system. Vatican officials are already talking about welcoming extraterrestrials or aliens as our "brothers." The Pope is already making coy references to baptizing aliens into the Catholic Church: 


Watch for the encyclical the pope is about to unveil at the UN, and what follows. We're heading into an unholy alliance of one-world government and one-world religion. 

"Come out of her, my people... so that you will not receive any of her plagues." - Revelation 18:4
"Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Babylonians... for I will stir up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations from the land of the north." Jeremiah 50:8-9
"Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins." Jeremiah 51:6

One more thing: There is going to be an exodus of God's remnant out of America prior to its final destruction. Just like the Israelite exodus out of Egypt. Let's all be praying about this.

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