WHO IS “BABYLON THE WHORE?

“THAT GREAT CITY”

“And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (Rev. 17:16)

“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. 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; 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: for thy MERCHANTS were the GREAT MEN OF THE EARTH; for by thy SORCERIES were ALL NATIONS DECEIVED.” (Rev 18 21-23)

WHO IN THE WORLD IS..

In chapter 17, a very candid chapter in the Bible book of Revelation, God paints a most graphic picture of present-day, decadent Western “civilisation”, exported and fostered on the rest of the World by the United States of America and her media!  This confusion of ‘Americanism’, or the mercantile worship of Mammon or “Materialism”, under the guise of selfrighteous Judeo-Christian moralism of false religion, God Himself pictures here as a fornicating whore named “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots!” She f-f-fornicates with all the “kings of the earth” and “makes the Earth’s inhabitants “drunk with the wine of her fornication!”—Materialism!

Actually the word ‘Babylon’ literally means “Confusion”, and Western “culture” is in fact the greatest confusion or “Great Babylon” that ever hit this planet!

This lurid woman rides on a seven-headed Beast with 10 horns on its seventh head, a Beast that has manifested itself six times before in history, in its six other heads, the mercantile empires of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome! [See: the 7 Empires!] The body of the Beast is the Devil or Satan himself, who has always worked through Emperialism and its perpetrators, in order to eventually unite the World under himself, in order to become god over the entire human race!

He is almost there now, and will finally possess the AC to do it! But he and his 10 horns will hate this hypocritical whore, and burn her with fire! Yet they themselves, —being also part of this “Babylon” of the West—will, a little later during the Wrath of God, suffer a similar fate of being burned as well! As everyone must reap what they have sowed! (See Revelation 17 in blue column) In Revelation Chapter 18, God (through the 10 horns) burns this Whore Babylon with fire in ONE DAY! It is a localised fire, as it says that the kings of the earth survive this fire, but stand far away from it, “for fear of her torment and smoke” Normally man is more afraid of the fire than the smoke! This must be special smoke! Nuclear Radiation?

“THAT GREAT CITY”? Nah. 3:1 Zeph 3:1-5 Isa 23:8

“That Great City” has always been around, those great capitals and mercantile centers of all seven empires: Memphis, Nineveh, Tyre, Babylon, Persepolis, Athens, Rome, and now its last epitome: New York City? The USA?

This obnoxious cruel mix of religion and materialism has always been around, where the priesthoods of their false religions always worked hand in hand with their merchants, trying to mix God with Capitalism, and Church with State! As Revelation 18:11 says so well:

“For your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.”

WHO ELSE COULD SHE BE BUT...

Could Babylon the Whore be Iraq, just because of her ancient name? Or the Vatican, as some believe, because Rome is built on 7 hills? How in the World could Iraq ever reign over all the Kings of the Earth?  And is the Vatican such a big market that all the merchants of the earth would weep and mourn over her, when her buying power is gone, because of this holocaust? This “Great City” sounds a wee bit bigger than that! Don’t you think?

But which Great City really does reign over the Kings of the Earth, with credit from the IMF? Think it over! WHO ELSE could she be than the United States of America!?—New York and urbanised America? The biggest market in the World!

BABYLON’S FATE: NUCLEAR STRIKE?

The Lord will eventually—toward the end of the “Great Tribulation”—let the Antichrist judge the USA because of her spiritual “fornication, as it says of the “ten horns”, “For God has put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” God uses them to punish “America the Whore!” Then it will truly be “Bye Bye Miss American Pie!”, and an end to “Californication”, as the unwittingly God-inspired artists of today sing so prophetically!  He will let the AC “cut off their prey, the loot of the earth!” “And the voice of thy messengers!”—It sounds like the Western Media, saddled and ridden by the rich lions, by whose “sorceries all nations were deceived!” The entire World!

In Revelation 18 it talks about “that great City Babylon”— or “Babylon the Whore!” It refers to the entire Western Capitalist City System, but is epitomized in America, the Great Society!

Also Nostradamus saw that the Antichrist would nuke that “Great

City”, the “New World” —Obviously the USA! Ultimately God will

destroy ALL of Babylon the Great City, as it also includes entire

former Christendom of the Western world, as His Word says, that at

the end of the Battle of Armageddon, He remembers Great Babylon: “And

there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a

great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so

mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided

into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great

Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of

the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.” Rev.16:18

WHY SUCH A TOUGH JUDGMENT FOR THE U.S? 

Because “she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.” This self-glorifying “God bless America” attitude is worsened by the fact that “in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” It seems that the U.S. “Great City”, as all her predecessors have, will become “drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus”, and is going to persecute and martyr God’s prophets and saints more actively and bloodier than she already has begun to do! She is also filled with the blood of “all that were killed upon the Earth!” America the melting pot of victims of her many wars against: Red Indians, Mexicans, Philipinos, Europeans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Chilians, Panamanians, Grenadians, Palestinians, Arabians, and God knows what else is still to come!

At one time the “the light of the candle” of true Christianity really did shine in her, and “the voice of Jesus the bridegroom”, and the voice of His Bride , His faithful followers, was heard, but through this devastating judgment, they “shall be heard no more at all in you: for your MERCHANTS were the great men of the earth!” God always goes hardest after His own wayward children first, like Israel! And then He judges her enemies!—The 10 horns and the rest of Babylon!  Does this speak to you? “Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

Rev.18:4

REVELATION CHAPTER 17:

“...Come here; I will show to you the judgment of the great whore that sits on many waters: 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. 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. 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: And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 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. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns. And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire! For God has put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

REVELATION CHAPTER 18

“..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. 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. 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. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double. How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

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 judges her. 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, standing far away for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is your judgment come. And the MERCHANTS of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their MERCHANDISE any more! “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: for your MERCHANTS were the GREAT MEN of the earth; for by your sorceries were ALL nations deceived! And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”

D. Musicman

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