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 “...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”-Revelation 18:2
The leading prophetic experts contend that the antichrist arises out of a revived
Roman Empire and heads a one-world government. They tell us that the Rapture
will begin the so-called “seven year Tribulation Period” where the antichrist takes
over the entire world. Most agree that “Mystery Babylon” and “Babylon the
great” is the kingdom of the antichrist. But just who is “Mystery Babylon” and
“Babylon the great”?

“Babylon the great” (Revelation 18:2) is a NATION. Babylon is referred to in
Scripture as a nation (a singular entity) both directly and indirectly, not some
world-wide “system” as most prophecy experts teach.

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”.

This is a direct reference to “Babylon the great”, who is also called “the daughter
of Babylon”.

Psalm 137:8-“O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be,
that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us”.

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”.

Jeremiah 50:42-“They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will
not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses,
every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of
Babylon”.

Jeremiah 51:33-“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter
of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the
time of her harvest shall come”.

Zechariah 2:7-“Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of
Babylon”.

In Jeremiah 50:12, Jeremiah directly refers to Babylon as the “hindermost of the
nations”. The “hindermost”, from Jeremiah’s perspective of being given a vision of
future prophetic events, would be the last and final Babylon on earth just prior to
the Second Advent. After all the context of the five Scripture references (above)
to the “daughter of Babylon” are to the Second Advent!

The word “hindermost” refers to the last and youngest of all the great nations at
the end time just prior to the Second Coming. In comparison to the other nations
of the world at the time at the time of the Second Advent, “Babylon the great”
will be the youngest and also the most powerful nation among the great nations.
There is one nation on earth today that fits this description perfectly, for she is
the youngest and yet the most powerful nation among the nations of the earth!

Most prophecy teachers tell us that America is not mentioned in Scripture
regarding the “last days” or end times. The prophecy “experts” contend that the
most powerful nation on the face of the earth (the USA) is not directly involved in
end time prophetic matters. Is this correct and do the Scriptures provide us clues
as to the identity of “Babylon the great”?

It is a fact that Jeremiah 50:12 refers to a limited land mass with specific
boundaries, for the whole world is not destroyed, but Babylon the NATION is
destroyed. This “last days” Babylon has a “mother”, which is also a nation.

This “mother” birthed this “Babylon the great” of the “last days”. If the nation of
Iraq is Babylon (as some prophecy experts purport), then who is the “mother” of
Iraq? Jeremiah 50:12 says that the “mother” nation that precedes “Babylon the
great” gave birth to her, watches her rise to power, and then watches her die in
fire (Jeremiah 50:40). Who is the “mother” of Iraq? Iraq has no “mother”!

Some prophecy experts teach that Rome is “Babylon the great”. Who is the
“mother” of Rome? Rome is not a nation, but a city. Rome has no “mother”! Who
is the “mother” of the European Union, the “revived Roman Empire”, or the
United Nations, three of the other popular “Babylon the great” identities/theories
of the prophecy experts? No, “Babylon the great” is always shown as a single
nation from her birth to her rise to power. None of the other explanations of the
prophecy teachers fit the Scriptural criteria given.

What is the most powerful end time nation on this earth who has a “mother”?
America has a “mother” who gave birth to her and preceded her. England is the
“mother” of America (“Babylon the great”). England is also confirmed as the
“mother” of “Babylon the great” in Daniel 7:4 (“...like a lion, and had eagle's
wings...”) and in Ezekiel 38 as “Tarshish”, who gives birth to “young lions” (Ezekiel
38:13).

The “young lions” of England (“Tarshish”) are the nations that later settled in the
West (America, Canada, Australia). The national symbol of England is a “griffin”
which has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. In Daniels’ night
visions (Daniel 7:1-7) the first beast is “like a lion, and had eagle’s wings”. The
eagle wings on top of the lion represent America, England’s daughter. The
national symbol of America is the eagle with outstretched wings!

Habakkuk 1:6-“For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation,
which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces
that are not theirs”.

The entire context of Habakkuk chapter 1 is dealing with the end times just prior
to the Second Advent. The Chaldeans of ancient times were known as the
Babylonians. In Habakkuk’s vision of the “last days”, he sees the Chaldeans
(“Babylon the great”) as a singular NATION, not a group of nations. “Babylon the
great” is also referred to as a KINGDOM.
Isaiah 13:11-“The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. 2: Lift
ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the
hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. 3: I have commanded my
sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that
rejoice in my highness. 4: The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a
great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together:
the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle (ARMAGEDDON). 5: They
come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the
weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. 6: Howl ye; for the day of
the LORD is at hand (IT WAS AT HAND WHEN ISAIAH WROTE THIS); it shall come
as a destruction from the Almighty. 7: Therefore shall all hands be faint, and
every man's heart shall melt: 8: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall
take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be
amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. 9: Behold, the day of the
LORD cometh (FROM ISAIAH’S PERSPECTIVE WHEN HE WROTE THIS), cruel both
with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the
sinners thereof out of it. 10: For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof
shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the
moon shall not cause her light to shine (SEE MATTHEW 24:29). 11: And I will
punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity (2nd ADVENT); and
I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness
of the terrible. 12: I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man
than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13: Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the
earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the
day of his fierce anger (SECOND ADVENT). 14: And it shall be as the chased roe,
and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own
people, and flee every one into his own land. 15: Every one that is found shall be
thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. 16:
Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be
spoiled, and their wives ravished. 17: Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them
(AGAINST END TIME BABYLON), which shall not regard silver; and as for gold,
they shall not delight in it. 18: Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;
and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare
children. 19: And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees'
excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah” (BY FIRE).

The context of the entire passage is near the time of the end just prior to the
Second Advent. Babylon is called “the glory of kingdoms”, once again showing
that “Babylon the great” is a singular NATION. She is also called a “queen” and
“the lady of kingdoms”.

Revelation 18:2-“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen...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. 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 the Lord God who judgeth her”.

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. 4: As for our redeemer, the LORD of
hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. 5: Sit thou silent, and get thee into
darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady
of kingdoms. 6: I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and
given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast
thou very heavily laid thy yoke. 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”.

“Babylon the great” of the “last days” is the leading power of the whole world. No
other nation on earth comes close to her in terms of wealth, power, military
capability, agriculture, manufacturing, music, et cetera (Revelation 18:2-14). Her
final judgment is to be burned with fire, for that is exactly what Revelation
chapters 17-18 and Jeremiah chapters 50-51 say!
“Babylon the great” is also referred to as the “daughter of Babylon” and the
“daughter of the Chaldeans”. This designation refers to the “daughter” being like
the “mother” from whence she came, with the same characteristics. Ancient
Babylon was a great nation and kingdom of the ancient world. Ancient Babylon
was the center of ancient world trade and was very rich, decadent, and powerful.

Jeremiah 51:33-“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter
of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the
time of her harvest shall come”.

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”.

“Babylon the great”, the great NATION of the “last days”, is going to be
annihilated for her sins. This “queen” of the nations will have her “throne” taken
from her (“there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans”-Isaiah 47:1). She will
be removed as the most powerful nation in the world and made to sit in the
“dust”. Again, notice the singular nature (one daughter, one throne, one queen).

“Babylon the great” is not a group of nations or a “world system” as some teach
(i.e. European Union, United Nations). No, she is a NATION that gives rise or birth
to all the end time systems of the world (political, religious, and economic)!
Babylon the NATION is responsible for the Babylonian-like world-wide SYSTEM
that she (the singular NATION) creates. John saw this NATION when he was given
the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It was a NATION unknown to John, for it was not in
existence when John wrote the Book of Revelation. Therefore John called it by the
term “Mystery Babylon”, for this nation’s existence was a “mystery” to him.

God also uses the word “mountain” to describe a kingdom or nation throughout
Scripture. God instructed the prophet Daniel to write the word “mountain” to
describe Christ’s coming Kingdom (see Daniel chapter 2). And again in Jeremiah
chapter 51 where the context is of the nation of Babylon and the end time, we
find the following...
Jeremiah 51:24-“And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of
Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD. 25:
Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which
destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee
down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain”.

Again, notice that it is a singular mountain (not mountains plural) and how the
Lord calls “Babylon the great” a “mountain” and the other nations are called
“rocks”. Babylon, compared to the other nations of the “last days”, is a
“mountain” among “rocks” (the other nations of the world in the end time).
Babylon is described as the single most powerful nation in the world of the “last
days”.

The realization that Babylon is a singular NATION is necessary for one to
comprehend the role that America plays in end time prophecy. America is the
nation called “Babylon the great” and she is held responsible by God for all the
evils that spread over the entire earth. It is from “Babylon the great” and
specifically from the literal city (“that great city Babylon”-Revelation 18:10) within
the boundaries of the nation of Babylon (America) that all of these end time
“systems” are created and driven by the “kings” and “merchants” of the earth.

Revelation 18:2-“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen... 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”.

There is a city within America that God perceives as being the primary instigator
of all the evil systems that “Babylon the great” creates and uses to make herself
rich. “Babylon the great” is always described as a NATION in a specific location
that conquers the whole world through the systems that she created. “Babylon
the great” begins at Babylon the NATION and Babylon the CITY and vanquishes
the entire world through her expansive system of world trade, military power,
economics, political power, and religious power.
Isaiah 14:1-“For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and
set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they
shall cleave to the house of Jacob. 2: And the people shall take them, and bring
them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the
LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose
captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 3: And it shall come
to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest (THE REST THAT IS COMING
AFTER THE SECOND ADVENT-2014) from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from
the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, 4: That thou shalt take up
this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor
ceased! the golden city ceased! 5: The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked,
and the sceptre of the rulers. 6: He who smote the people in wrath with a
continual stroke, he (THE ANTICHRIST) that ruled the nations in anger, is
persecuted, and none hindereth. 7: The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they
break forth into singing (2nd ADVENT)”.

Notice that the entire context of the passage is concerning the Second Advent,
thus proving that the “king of Babylon” is the leader of the NATION of “Babylon
the great” just prior to the “rest” that the Lord gives Israel and the whole world at
the Second Coming!

The “king of Babylon” is mentioned numerous times in Jeremiah chapters 50 and
51. The entire context of both chapters in Jeremiah is the time of “great
tribulation” and the Second Advent! This means that the “king of Babylon” is the
leader of a nation on this earth just prior to the 2nd Coming and this nation that
Jeremiah saw was very much like ancient Babylon in its composition. The
“Babylon” that Jeremiah saw is a modern day nation that is said to be the “praise
of the whole earth” (Jeremiah 51:41).

Concerning the destruction of this end time nation called “Babylon the great” we
read the following: “...how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is
Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! [42] The sea is come up
upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
[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” (Jeremiah 51:41-43)”.

Revelation 13:1-“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up
out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,
and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2: And the beast which I saw was like
unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the
mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great
authority. 3: And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his
deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4: And they
worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped
the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5: And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6: And he
opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his
tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7: And it was given unto him to make
war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8: And all that dwell upon the earth shall
worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world”.

Revelation 17:18-“And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which
reigneth over the kings of the earth”.

Revelation 18:24-“And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and
of all that were slain upon the earth”.

It is the “king of Babylon” that goes forth to conquer (“And I saw, and behold a
white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:
and he went forth conquering, and to conquer”-Revelation 6:2). It is from Babylon
the NATION and Babylon the CITY that the “beast” (the “king of Babylon”) does
this, for he (the “beast”-the antichrist) receives his “power” (“...power was given
unto him...”-Revelation 13:5) and “seat” (“...and the dragon gave him his power,
and his seat, and great authority”-Revelation 13:2) from Satan!
It is Babylon the NATION that rules the world from the “great city Babylon”, which
is New York City. That is why the United Nations is located in New York! This
means that the “king of Babylon” is the ruler or President of Babylon the NATION,
and will in the “last days” be a “world” President who exercises great influence
over the rest of the world through his nation’s system of religious, economic,
military, and political power! This will certainly include the influence of the United
Nations, but remember that “Babylon the great” (the NATION) is the one nation
that is the driving force behind it.

Regarding Babylon, Jeremiah wrote “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” (Jeremiah 50:32).

“Babylon the great” of the end time is a nation with cities and vast areas of land,
for the prophet Jeremiah makes several references to “the land” and “her land”
regarding “Babylon the great” of the “last days” in Jeremiah chapters 50-51. Not
only does “Babylon the great” have a vast land mass and huge cities, but also has
one very special and large city that is also the largest seaport city of the nation
(see Revelation chapter 18). America fits these descriptions perfectly.

America’s prophecy teachers are looking in the wrong area for the rise of the
antichrist, while much of what has been prophesied concerning the antichrist and
his kingdom nation is being fulfilled right in their own nation under their
“prophetic” noses! It is because of this ignorance and deception that most are in
the dark in regard to the identity of “Babylon the great” and the antichrist.

Zephaniah 3:1-“Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
2: She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the
LORD; she drew not near to her God. 3: Her princes within her are roaring lions;
her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. 4: Her
prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the
sanctuary, they have done violence to the law”. America’s preachers and
prophecy teachers are described as “light” (soft on correct doctrine) and
“treacherous” for misleading the believers in prophetic matters.
When was the last time you heard a big name television “preacher” say or hint
that America is “Babylon the great” of the Book of Revelation?

Babylon is said to be an end time great nation (Revelation 17-18, Isaiah 13:6).
Babylon is said to have a large seaport city (Revelation 18:17). The nation of Iraq
is land-locked, so Iraq cannot meet the Scriptural criteria to be “Babylon the
great”. The “great city Babylon” (Revelation 17:18) is the home of a world
government attempt led by “Babylon the great” through the use of the religious,
political, and military power of Babylon the NATION.

The “great city Babylon” is prophesied to be the world’s economic center
(Revelation 18:3). This nation and city control the world’s economy. Babylon will
also be a nation that has every major Satanic world religion in it (Jeremiah 51:44).
Babylon will be the youngest and the greatest of the end time nations (Jeremiah
50:12). Babylon will be the “queen” among the nations of the world in the last
days (Isaiah 47:5-7, Revelation 18:7).

Babylon will be the most powerful nation in the world (Isaiah 47, Jeremiah 50-51,
and Revelation 18). Babylon is said to be the “hammer of the whole earth” in
regard to its capability to quickly strike militarily like a “hammer” with great force
(Jeremiah 50:23, Habakkuk 1:6-8). Babylon is called a “lady” and has the symbol
of the “lady” (“Lady Liberty”-the Statue of Liberty-Isaiah 47:7-9) in the harbor of
her largest seaport city (New York city), which city is called “that great city
Babylon” (Revelation 18:10).

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: 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”.
Babylon will be the “praise of the whole earth” (Jeremiah 51:41). Babylon is the
center of world trade (Revelation 17:18, Revelation 18:19, and Jeremiah 51:44).
Babylon is the richest nation on earth (Revelation 18:3, 7, 19, and 23). The
“merchants of the earth” from other nations will grow rich because of their trade
with the nation of Babylon (Revelation 18:3). The merchants of the nation of
Babylon are called the “great men of the earth” (think NYSE, IBM, Wall Street,
Microsoft, et cetera) found in Revelation 18:23.

Babylon is a very large nation with land, cities, and great wealth (Revelation 17-
18, Jeremiah 50-51). Babylon is a nation that wields enormous political pressure
in the world (Isaiah 18:1-2) and sends “ambassadors by the sea”. The end time
nation of Babylon is the leading agricultural nation of the world (Jeremiah 50-51,
Revelation 18). Babylon is the leading importing and exporting nation on the face
of the earth (Jeremiah 51:13, Revelation 18). Babylon has “storehouses”
(Jeremiah 50:26) for goods and foodstuffs (warehouses). Babylon is the world’s
leading industrial nation (Isaiah 47, Jeremiah 50-51, and Revelation 18).

Babylon is noted for her horses (Jeremiah 50:37, Revelation 18:13), cattle, sheep,
and livestock (Revelation 18:13, Jeremiah 50:26-27). Babylon is well-known for
her fine dining and delicacies (Revelation 18:13). Babylon is a nation known for
her great farming and crop harvesting (Jeremiah 50:16, 26, and 27). Babylon is a
huge exporter of music (Revelation 18:22) and her musicians are renowned
throughout the world. What other country produces musicians and entertainers
that are the envy of the music and entertainment world? None!

Babylon has a large aviation and military program (Jeremiah 51:47, 53, and
Habakkuk 1:6-10) and her skies are filled with the “wings” of aircraft (Isaiah 18:1,
Jeremiah 51:53). Babylon is the world’s leader in space exploration and has
“mounted up to the heavens” (Jeremiah 51:53). Babylon is said to “fortify the
height of her strength” (Jeremiah 51:53) in regards to mounting up “to the
heavens”. This implies that Babylon is the world leader in high-tech weapons and
space technology.
Babylon is a nation with many seaports for trade (Revelation 18:17-19) and is a
coastal nation that “dwellest upon many waters” (Jeremiah 51:13). Babylon
trades with other nations who have ships in the sea year round (Revelation 18:17-
18). Babylon is a nation filled with “mingled people” (Jeremiah 50:37) and is
known as the “melting pot” of the nations (Jeremiah 51:44).

Babylon is a nation ruled by many “counsels” (Isaiah 47:13) and the effectiveness
of her government is hindered by deliberations and the inability to govern
properly, for Babylon’s leaders resort to the use of “enchantments” and
“sorceries” (astrology, the occult) for guidance (Isaiah 47:12-13, Revelation 18:2).
Babylon is a nation that “labored” in the occult (i.e. Masonry) from her very
beginning as a nation (Isaiah 47:12-“Stand now with thine enchantments, and
with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth”).

Babylon is the nation that is the home of every Satanic and antichrist religion in
the world just before her final destruction (“...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 (TYPES OF DEVILS)”-Revelation 18:2).

Jeremiah 51:7-“Babylon hath been a golden cup (see Revelation 17:4)in the
LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her
wine; therefore the nations are mad. [8] Babylon is suddenly fallen and
destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed. [9] We
(THE GODHEAD) 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. [10] The LORD hath brought forth our
righteousness (SECOND ADVENT): come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the
LORD our God”.

Revelation 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 sitteth upon many waters: 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. 3: So he carried me away
in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured
beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4: And the
woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and
precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations
and filthiness of her fornication: 5: And upon her forehead was a name written,
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (13 WORDS-THE NUMBER OF A CURSE). 6: And I
saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the
martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7: And
the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery
of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and
ten horns. 8: The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of
the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall
wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of
the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9: And here
is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which
the woman sitteth”.

The context of both passages (Jeremiah 51 and Revelation 17) concern Babylon
and the end time just prior to the Second Advent. Babylon has made all the
nations “mad” and “drunk” with the “wine of her fornication”. This refers to
Babylon’s expansive system of world trade, military might, economic power,
political clout, and religious influence by which she controls the world.

Babylon is a nation whose people are said to have “grown fat as the heifer at
grass, and bellow as bulls” (Jeremiah 50:11). Babylon’s people enjoy the highest
standard of living in the world (Revelation 18:7). The people of end time Babylon
resort to astrology and the occult (Isaiah 47:12, Revelation 18:2) and is a nation of
religious confusion.

The “king of Babylon” is Satan in the person of the antichrist (Isaiah 14:4-6,
Revelation 13). Satan gives the antichrist (the “beast”) his “power, and his seat,
and great authority” (Revelation 13:2). The leader of end time Babylon (the
American President) will rule from “that great city Babylon” (Isaiah 14:4-6,
Revelation 17:1-18). The antichrist’s kingdom (Babylon) will be a nation different
from all other nations (Daniel 7:7, 23).

Daniel 7:7-”After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,
dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it
devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it
was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns”.

Daniel 7:23-“The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall
be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it
down, and break it in pieces. 24: And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten
kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse
from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25: And he shall speak great words
against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to
change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and
times and the dividing of time”.

This “fourth beast” is the nation of end time Babylon. The leader of Babylon will
use the political, economic, and military power of his nation to exert control over
both his kingdom (America) and the rest of the world that is tangled in the net of
“globalism” with America. The nations are tied to the antichrist’s kingdom by
global trade and commerce. Babylon is the leading antichrist power a the end
(Isaiah 14:4-6, Revelation 18:2). Babylon is called “the hammer of the whole
earth” (Jeremiah 50:23) and God’s “battle axe” by which He uses to “break in
pieces the nations” (Jeremiah 51:20) thus fulfilling Daniel’s vision and prophecy
found in Daniel 7:23 above! Yet, despite being used of God, He will see that
Babylon is destroyed (Revelation 17-18).

Babylon is a producer and exporter of automobiles (Jeremiah 50:37, Revelation
18:13). Babylon is a nation of craftsmen (Revelation 18:22, Jeremiah 50-51).
Babylon is known for her fine jewelry, gold, and silver (Revelation 18:22). She is a
nation that deals in “precious stones”, “pearls”, “fine linen”, “silk”, “ivory”,
“precious wood”, “vessels”, “iron”, “brass”, and “marble” (Revelation 18:12). This
nation also produces and trades “cinnamon”, “odours”, “ointments”, “wine”, “oil”,
“fine flour”, “wheat”, “beasts”, “sheep”, “horses”, “chariots”, and “souls of men”
(Revelation 18:13).

Babylon is a lustful nation (“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”-Revelation 18:14). Babylon is a nation of
fornication (“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”-
Revelation 18:3).

Babylon has business corporations that are located all around the world
(Revelation 18:23). Babylon sits on seven mountains (“And here is the mind which
hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman
sitteth”-Revelation 17:9). America has corporations and military bases on all
seven continents. Babylon is a nation of higher learning and education (Isaiah
47:10) that trusts in “knowledge” and “wisdom”. Babylon has a “great voice”
(Jeremiah 51:55) in world affairs because of her “enchantments” and “sorceries”
(Isaiah 47:9) by which she entices the nations to commit “fornication” with her
(Revelation 18:3).

The people of Babylon are said to be “mad upon their idols” (Jeremiah 50:2, 38).
Think NFL football and “American Idol”. Whether the “idol” is sports, business,
the pursuit of money, pornography, movies, or television, American’s are “mad
upon their idols”. The people of Babylon (America) are deep into sins of every
kind (Revelation 18:5) who “art given to pleasures” (Isaiah 47:8) and “dwellest
carelessly”. Babylon is a nation that is both proud and haughty, never considering
her end (Isaiah 47:7-8). God calls the people of Babylon “liars” (Jeremiah 50:36),
for they are a nation of liars and deceivers.

Babylon is involved with the occult, sorceries, and drugs of all kinds (Isaiah 47:9,
12, and Revelation 18:23).
Babylon of the “last days” has many Jews living within her borders (Zechariah 2:7,
Jeremiah 51:45, and Revelation 18:4). Babylon is the home to multitudes of Jews
who flee her (Jeremiah 50:4-6, 8, Jeremiah 51:6, 45, Zechariah 2:7, and Revelation
18:4). Where do most Jews live today? In America, not Israel! Babylon is said to
be the “destroyers of mine (God’s) heritage (the Jews)” (Jeremiah 50:11).

“Babylon the great” is said to be involved in the buying and selling of the “souls of
men” (Revelation 18:11-13). In fact, “Mystery Babylon” (America) is the primary
source of the spreading of the gospel from the Philadelphian Church Age to the
Laodiceans, who are rich and in need of nothing (Revelation 3:17)!

 Why? They (the church primarily found in Mystery Babylon/USA) have made
“merchandise” of the gospel, the souls of men, and the word of God! Look at the
first thing that the television preachers and prophecy teachers do: they are
always hawking some kind of MERCHANDISE, wanting you to BUY some piece of
junk that they are SELLING!

They have polluted the house of God! The "church” is no longer a house of prayer,
but rather a MEANS TO GET RICH! That is why in the simile or metaphor of the
foolish virgins (Matthew 25), they are told to go to them that SELL and BUY the oil
for themselves!

Concerning Babylon’s destruction, God says “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” (Revelation 18:23). The gospel of Jesus Christ (“the
voice of the bridegroom”) and the believers (“the bride”) WERE in Babylon, but
they are no longer there after God gets through with “Mystery Babylon”!



Kevin Drake

				
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