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Some say Biblical Babylon, refers to ancient Iraq… But if that is true, why do the prophets see it as a nation surrounded by waters?
“O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures” (Jeremiah 51:13).
“Where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!” (Revelations 18:17)
Babylon “mounts up to heaven” (Jeremiah51.53) and “ascends above the heights of the clouds” (Isaiah 14:14)
These metaphors clearly reference a nation that has discovered flight.
It is obvious that Babylon or Mystery Babylon can’t be the ancient Iraq…
But the prophets have more to say about this end times nation:
Babylon is hailed as a “Queen among nations” and “The lady of kingdoms”. (Isaiah 47:5,7);
According to the prophets, Babylon “reigneth over the kings of the Earth”(Revelations 17:18).
It is “The praise of the entire earth” and an “astonishment among the nations” (Jeremiah 51:47)
It is a place of great riches.
“And the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (Revelations. 18:3)”
In fact, the prophets say clearly that should something happen to the Babylon, all worldwide trade would stop: “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore” (Revelations 18.11).
It is the number one military power and it’s called the Hammer of the whole Earth (Jeremiah 51:30)
And becomes proud and arrogant and it does not consider its end.
“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; “(Isaiah 17:7-8)
“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow “(Revelations 18:7)
Does this sound like American Exceptionalism - the strong belief rooted inside our people that America is different from other nations, better than them in every possible way?
This is, again, very, very precise.
The last clue the prophets left us is incredibly accurate:
The scripture often refers to Babylon as a woman. According to the book of Revelations she sits atop water (17.1) has a "golden cup" (17.4) in her right hand and a crown of seven rays on her head. John the Apostle talks about:
(Revelations 17:18)“ And the woman which thou sawest in that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth”.
The United Nations, in theory "reigns" over all the "kings" of the Earth and is situated in New York... the great city where you can see the Statue of Liberty. The statue is the most well-known landmark in the US, and the symbol of Babylon the prophets are referring to in their clues...
I try not to be too scared by these types of things but this one just really gets to me.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: PageLC14
Sorry, I cant be much help. Ive never really studied on end times prophecy,
The only reason I wanted to comment was to say that from what I have seen and heard from the likes of TV shows and the Hogue prophecies, this one ranks as very compelling.
I guess the enemy from the North could refer to Russia and when we consider the gragility of our grid system, the US would be pretty easy to destoy. Without power, it wuld destroy itself.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: PageLC14
THE most essential point about Revelation's Babylon, the whole point of the chapter (in fact the whole point of the book) is the persecution of the Christian church to the point of martyrdom; "she is drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs ofJesus".
There is no value in trying to identify "Babylon" until we see that happening.