WEEK AFTER WEEK, CHAPTER AFTER CHAPTER, THE BOOK OF REVELATION HAS (THROUGH JOHN’S VISIONS) SHOWN US WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE SPIRITUAL CELESTIAL SPHERE OF HEAVEN AND THEN THE PARALLEL EVENTS THAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE PHYSICAL TERRESTRIAL SPHERE OF EARTH. AND WHAT HAPPENS CENTRES ENTIRELY ON YAHUSHA’S JUDGMENT OF HIS CREATION. SO IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE NOT ONLY SEE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL AND THE PHYSICAL, BUT ARE AWARE OF THESE TWO DIFFERENT PLACES (HEAVEN AND EARTH) IN THIS SERIES OF ABSTRACT REVELATION.
SO YAHUSHA HAS POURED OUT THE LAST OF 21 NAMED JUDGMENTS UPON THE EARTH, THE COSMOS, NATURE & HUMANITY. AND AS USUAL (GOING ALL THE WAY BACK TO SODOM IN GENESIS) WE FIND THAT YAHUSHA USES A COMBINATION OF SUPERNATURALLY-CHARGED CALAMITIES AND ALSO INFLUENCES THE EVIL NATURE WITHIN HUMANS TO ACHIEVE THE JUSTICE FOR EVIL THAT HE DETERMINES. REMEMBER WE SAW THAT THE GREAT HARLOT/WHORE OF BABYLON (THE WOMAN RIDING ON THE BEAST) WHO ENDS UP BEING DEFEATED AND DESTROYED - NOT DIRECTLY BY YAHUSHA BUT RATHER THROUGH THE WICKED AMBITIONS OF POWERFUL AND IDOLATROUS KINGS AND POLITICAL LEADERS WHO AT ONE TIME WERE HER ALLIES AND IDOLATROUS CLIENTS. NOW THEY HATE HER! THIS MIRRORS WHAT HAPPENED TO ANCIENT BABYLON WHEN KING CYRUS LED PERSIA TO OVERTHROW THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE.
AND YET IN OTHER INSTANCES WE READ OF GREAT EARTHQUAKES, HAIL THE SIZE OF MICROWAVES, AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL PHENOMENA BEING INFLICTED DIRECTLY BY YAHUSHA’S OWN HAND. JUST LIKE THE 10 BLOWS THAT YAHUSHA INFLICTED UPON EGYPT.
SO NOW REVELATION 18 MIXES THE AFTERMATH OF THE 21 JUDGMENTS, ALONG WITH SOME PLEAS FROM YAHUSHA TO HIS PEOPLE (THAT SEEM TO HAVE OCCURRED DURING SOME OF THE EARLIER JUDGMENTS). BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT YAHUSHA SAYS TO HIS PEOPLE!! IT IS TRULY PROFOUND AND I HOPE THAT THOSE WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES PART OF HIS BRIDAL FELLOWSHIP WILL HAVE NOT ONLY THE EARS TO HEAR BUT THE RESOLVE TO ACTIVATE HIS LIVING WORDS INTO THEIR BEHAVIOUR.
REVELATION.18 1Then I saw another Angel coming down from Heaven with great power and authority, and the earth was lit up from his esteem. 2The Angel shouted out with a loud voice,
“SHE IS FALLEN! SHE IS FALLEN! BABEL THE GREAT IS DESTROYED! SHE HAS BECOME A HOME FOR DEMONS AND A DWELLING PLACE FOR EVERY UNCLEAN SPIRIT TO LIVE, A CITY FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF UNCLEAN AND HATED SCAVENGER BIRDS.
BIRDS THAT EAT DEAD AND DECAYING FLESH, AND SINCE DEATH IS THE MOST DEFILING THING THAT EXISTS THEN THOSE WHO PREY ON THE DEAD (SCAVENGER BIRDS) ARE SAID TO BE IMPRISONED IN BABYLON ...
THIS DIVINE ANGEL IS DELIVERING YAHUSHA’S MESSAGE AND NOT HIS OWN. AND THE MESSAGE IS THIS: IT IS DONE! THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON THE GREAT IS COMPLETE AND PERMANENT. BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS STILL AN EVENT THAT’S FUTURE FOR US - HOWEVER SIMILAR EVENTS (SHADOWS) HAPPENED IN THE PAST, AND JOHN’S WORDS ACTUALLY ALLUDE TO A PROPHESY BY EZEKIEL, DEALING WITH UNRESTRAINED IDOLATRY AND OF THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE PERVERSE WORLD SYSTEM.
The word of YAHUAH came to me again, saying, 2“Son of man, sing this sad song about Tyre. 3Say this about Tyre: ‘Tyre, you’re the doorway to the seas, the merchant for many nations, travelling to many countries along the coast. This is what YAHUAH says: “Tyre, you think that you’re so magnificent. You think you’re perfectly beautiful!4The Mediterranean Sea is the border around your city. Your builders made you perfectly beautiful, like the ships that sail from you. 5Your builders used cypress trees from the mountains of Senir to make your planks. They used cedar trees from Lebanon to make your mast. 6They used oak trees from Bashan to make your oars. They used pine trees from Cyprus to make the cabin on your deck. They decorated that shelter with ivory. 7For your sail, they used colorful linen made in Egypt. That sail was your flag. The coverings over your cabin were blue and purple. They came from the coast of Cyprus. 8Men from Sidon and Arvad rowed your boats for you. Tyre, your wise men were the pilots on your ships. 9The elders and wise men from Gebal were on board to help put caulking between the boards on your ship. All the ships of the sea and their sailors came to trade and do business with you. 10‘Men from Persia, Lud, and Put were in your army. They were your men of war who hung their shields and helmets on your walls. They brought honor and esteem to your city. 11Men from Arvad and Cilicia were guards standing on the wall around your city. Men from Gammad were in your towers. They hung their shields on the walls around your city and made your beauty complete.
12‘Tarshish was one of your best customers. They traded silver, iron, tin, and lead for all the wonderful things you sold. 13People in Greece, Turkey, and the area around the Black Sea traded with you. They traded slaves and bronze for the things you sold. 14People from the nation of Togarmah traded horses, war horses, and mules for the things you sold. 15The people of Rhodes traded with you. You sold your things in many places. People brought ivory tusks and ebony wood to pay you. 16Aram traded withyou because you had so many good things. They traded emeralds, purple cloth, fine needlework, fine linen, coral, and rubies for the things you sold.
17‘The people in Judah and Israel traded with you. They paid for the things you sold with the wheat, olives, early figs, honey, oil, and balm. 18Damascus was a good customer. They traded with you for the many wonderful things you had. They traded wine from Helbon and white wool for those things. 19Damascus traded wine from Uzal for the things you sold. They paid with wrought iron, cassia, and sugar cane. 20Dedan provided good business and traded with you for saddle blankets and riding horses. 21Arabia and all the leaders of Kedar traded lambs, rams, and goats for your goods. 22The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you. They traded all the best spices and every kind of precious stone and gold for your goods. 23Haran, Canneh, Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad traded with you. 24They paid with the finest clothing, blue cloth, cloth with fine needlework, rugs of many colors, and the strongest ropes. These were the things they traded with you. 25The ships from Tarshish carried the things you sold. ‘Tyre, you are like one of those cargo ships on the sea, loaded with many riches.26Your oarsmen rowed you farout to sea. But a powerful east wind will destroy yourship at sea. 27All your wealth will spill into the sea. Your wealth—the things you buy and sell—will spill into the sea. Your whole crew—sailors, pilots, and the men who put caulking between the boards on your ship—will spillinto the sea. The merchants and soldiers in your city will all sink into the sea. That will happen on the day that you are destroyed! 28‘You send your merchants to faraway places. Those places will shake with fear when they hear your pilots’ cry! 29Your whole crew will jump ship.
The sailors and pilots will jump ship and swim to the shore. 30They will be very sad about you. They will cry, throw dust on their heads, and roll in ashes. 31They will shave their heads for you. They will put on sackcloth. They will cry for you like someone crying for someone who died. 32‘And in their loud crying they will sing this sad song about you: ‘No one is like Tyre! Tyre is destroyed, in the middle of the sea! 33Your merchants sailed across the seas. You satisfied many people with your great wealth and the things you sold. You made the kings of the earth rich! 34But now you are broken by the seas and by the deep waters. All the things you sell and all your people have fallen. 35All the people living on the coast are shocked about you. Their kings are terrified. Their faces show their shock. 36The merchants in other nations whistle about you. What happened to you will frighten people, because you were destroyed. You have fallen forever.’”
The word of YAHUAH came to me again saying, 2“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what YAHUAH says: “‘You are way too proud! You even say, “I am Alahim! I sit on the seat of Alahim in the middle of the seas. ‘But you are a man and not Alahim! You only think you are! 3You think you are wiser than Daniel and no secret is hidden from you. 4Through your wisdom and understanding you have gotten riches for yourself. And you put gold and silver in your treasuries. 5Through your great wisdom and trade, you have made your riches grow. And now you are proud because of those riches.
6‘So this is what YAHUAH Alahim says: “Tyre, you thought you were Alahim. 7So I will bring strangers to fight against you. They are most terrible among the nations! They will pull out their swords and use them against the beautiful things your wisdom brought you. They will ruin your esteem. 8They will bring you down to the grave. You will be like a sailor who died at sea. 9That person will kill you. Then will you still say, “I am Alahim” then? No, He will have you in his power! You will see that you are just a man, not Alahim! 10Strangers will treat you like a foreigner and kill you, because I gave the command!” This is what YAHUAH Alahim said.
11The word of YAHUAH said, 12“Son of man, sing this sad song about the king of Tyre. Say to him, ‘This is what YAHUAH says: ‘You were the perfect man—so full of wisdom and perfectly handsome. 13You were in Eden, the garden of YAHUAH. You had every precious stone—rubies, topaz, and diamonds, beryls, onyx, and jasper, sapphires, turquoise, and emeralds. And each of these stones was set in gold. You were given this beauty on the day you were created. I made you strong. 14You were one of the chosen Cherubim who spread your wings over My throne. I put you on the divine mountain of YAHUAH. You walked among the jewels that sparkled like fire. 15You were good and honest when I created you, but then you became evil. 16Your business brought you many riches. But they also put cruelty inside you, and you sinned. So I treated you like something unclean and threw you off the mountain of YAHUAH. You were one of My chosen Cherubim who spread your wings over My Throne. But I forced you to leave the jewels that sparkled like fire.17Your beauty made you proud. Your esteem ruined your wisdom. So I threw you down to the ground, and now other kings stare at you. 18You did many wrong things. You were a very crooked merchant. In this way you made the divine places unclean. So I brought fire from inside you. And it burned you! You burned to ashes on the ground. Now everyone can see your shame. 19‘All the people in other nations were shocked about what happened to you. What happened to you will make people very afraid. For now you are finished!’”
NOTICE THE OBVIOUS CONNECTION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF ANCIENT TYRE AND GLOBAL BABYLON TODAY? TYRE WAS THE COMMERCIAL CAPITAL OF THE KNOWN WORLD. IT WAS RICH, IDOLATROUS, ARROGANT & EXISTED ONLY FOR MATERIALISM & EXTRAVAGANCE. ESSENTIALLY IT REPRESENTS SATAN’S KINGDOM IN THAT ERA. ALL THE NATIONS ATTACHED THEMSELVES TO TYRE AND HOPED TO RIDE HER COATTAILS TO SIMILAR RICHES AND ESTEEM. TYRE SAW HERSELF AS MIGHTY IN HER POWER AND INFLUENCE; UNASSAILABLE AND IMPERVIOUS TO THE WOES THAT OTHERS SUFFERED. BUT (LIKE YAHUSHA WILL DO WITH BABYLON TODAY) HE BROUGHT TYRE TO RUIN IN A DAY. THE MENTION OF CARGO AND MERCHANTS WHO LAMENT THE FALL OF TYRE IS SIMPLY ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING THE WORLD ECONOMY COLLAPSED AND SO EVERYTHING THE WEALTHY BUSINESSMEN PUT THEIR TRUST IN WAS CRUSHED. YAHUAH JUDGED TYRE AND HE DID IT FOR THE DUAL REASONS OF PUNISHING HER FOR HER IDOLATRY AND FOR HARASSING YAHUAH’S CHOSEN PEOPLE ISRAEL. TO TRULY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IN REVELATION 18, WE MUST ALSO CONSULT THE PROPHET JEREMIAH, WHO HAD MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE DEMISE OF BABYLON, AND INDEED IT HAPPENED......AND IN THE FUTURE IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN....
1YAHUAH says, “I am stirring up the spirit of a mighty whirlwind to destroy Babylon and those in Leb, my oponents. 2I will send foreigners to winnow Babylon, and they will take everything from the city. Armies will surround the city, and there will be terrible destruction. 3Babel’s soldiers will not get to use their bows and arrows. They will not even put on their armor. Don’t feel sorry for the soldiers of Babel. Destroy her army completely! 4Babel’s soldiers will be killed in the land of the Chaldeans. They will be badly wounded in the streets of Babylon. 5YAHUAH All-Powerful did not leave Israel and Judah alone, like a widow. No, they’re guilty of leaving the Divine One of Israel. Their Alahim did not leave them. They left him! 6So flee from Babylon. Run to save your lives! Don’t stay and be killed because of Babel’s sins! It is time for YAHUAH to punish Babel for the evil they’ve have done. Now Babylon will bepaid back and dished out the punishment she deserves. 7Babel was like a golden cup in YAHUAH’S hand. Babylon made the whole world drunk. The nations drank Babylon’s wine, so they went crazy. 8But Babylon will suddenly falland be broken. Cry for her! Get medicine for her pain, and maybe she can be healed. 9We tried to heal Babylon, but she cannot be healed. So let us leave her, and let each of us go to our own country, for her judgment reaches to the Heaven and is lifted up to the clouds. YAHUAH will decide Babel’s punishment and what will happen to her. 10YAHUAH got even for us, He’s avenged us all. Come, let’s talk about that in Zion. Let’s declare what YAHUAH has done! 11Sharpen the arrows! Get your shields! YAHUAH has stirred up the kings of the Medes because he wants to destroy Babylon. The army from Babylon destroyed His Temple in Jerusalem, so He will give them the punishment they deserve. 12Lift up a flag against the walls of Babylon. Bring more guards. Put the watchmen in their places. Get ready for a secret attack. YAHUAH will do what He has planned. He will do what He said He would do against the people of Babylon. 13Babel, you live near much water. You are rich with treasures, but your end as a nation has come.
It is time for you to be destroyed. 14YAHUAH All-Powerful used His name to make this promise: “Babel, I will fill you with so many enemy soldiers they will be like a cloud of locusts. They will win their war against you. They will stand over you shouting their victory cry” ... 20YAHUAH says, “Babel, you are my club. I used you to smash nations. I used you to destroy kingdoms. 21I used you to smash horse and rider, chariot and driver, 22men and women ... 24But I will repay Babel for all the evil she did to Zion. I will pay her back so that you can see it, Judah ... 27Lift up the war flag in the land! Blow the trumpet in all the nations! Prepare the nations for war against Babel. Call these kingdoms to come fight against Babylon: Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Choose a commander to lead the army against her. Send so many horses that they are like a swarm of locusts. 28Get the nations ready for battle against her. Get the kings of the Medes ready ... 34King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon destroyed us in the past. In the past he hurt us, taking our people away, and we became like an empty jar. He took the best we had. He was like a giant monster that ate everything until it was full. He took the best we had and then threw us away. 35Babylon did terrible things to hurt us. Now I want those things to happen to Babylon... 37Babel will become a pile of ruined buildings, a place fit only for wild dogs. People will be shocked and shake their heads at what is left there. It will be a place where no one lives ... 38The people of Babylon are like roaring young lions. 39They are acting like powerful lions. I will throw a party for them. I will make them drunk! They will laugh and have a good time, and then they will sleep forever. They will never wake up ... 42The sea will rise over Babylon. Its roaring waves will cover her ... 44I will punish the false deity Bel/Baal in Babylon. I will make him vomit out the people he swallowed. The wall around Babylon will fall, and other nations will stop coming to Babylon. 45COME OUT OF HER MIDST MY PEOPLE. RUN FOR YOUR DELIVERANCE. Escape YAHUAH’S great wrath ...There will be rumors about rulers fighting against other rulers. 47The time will surely come when I will punish the false idols of Babel, and the whole land of Babylon will be put to shame. There will be many dead people, lying in the streets of that city. 48Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout with joy about Babylon ... 49Babel killed people from Israel and from every place on earth. So Babylon must fall! 50You people escaped the swords. You must hurry and leave Babylon. Don’t wait! You are in a faraway land, but remember YAHUAH where you are and remember Jerusalem ... This place will be an empty ruin forever.’ 63After you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates River. 64Then say, ‘See that? In the same way Babylon will sink. Babylon will rise no more. It will sink because of the terrible things that I will make happen here.’ The words of Jeremiah end here”.
THIS CHAPTER OF JEREMIAH IS TALKING ABOUT BOTH THE BABYLON THAT EXISTED IN HIS TIME BUT ALSO A BABYLON THAT WILL EXIST FAR IN HIS FUTURE (TODAY). NOTICE HOW BABYLON OF OLD IS ATTACKED BY FOREIGNERS, SO WHAT HAPPENS TO BABYLON IS NOT ALL SUPERNATURAL BUT RATHER REFLECTS THE EVIL NATURE OF HUMANS WHO DESIRE PERSONAL POWER. NOTICE AS WELL HOW BABYLON OF OLD WAS BLAMED FOR CORRUPTING OTHER NATIONS JUST AS TODAY’S BABYLON IS ACCUSED OF THE SAME CRIME. AND YAHUSHA URGES HIS PEOPLE TO FLEE FROM BABYLON SO THAT THEY DON’T BECOME COLLATERAL DAMAGE.
BACK TO REVELATION 18 : 3For all the people of the earth have drunken the wine of her whoring and of YAHUSHA’S wrath. The Rulers of the earth have whored with her, and the merchants of the world have grown rich from the great wealth of her riotous luxury.
BABYLON (NIMROD’S GLOBAL EMPIRE) HAS FALLEN BECAUSE SHE IS EVIL AND BECAUSE SHE’S SEDUCED THE WORLD INTO HER IDOLATROUS WAYS AND SO THEY ARE ALSO GOING TO HAVE TO SUFFER THE HORRORS OF YAHUSHA’S JUDGMENT. THIS IS WHY BABYLON IS CALLED A WHORE BECAUSE THE HEBREW THINKING IS THAT THE UNCLEAN WHORE DRAGS OTHER VICTIMS INTO HER SIN AND MAKES THEM ALSO UNSUITABLE FOR YAHUSHA’S KINGDOM, BECAUSE HER UNCLEANNESS IS TRANSMITTED TO HER CLIENTS. SO IF THE BRIDE TODAY DOESN’T WANT TO BE SEEN BY YAHUSHA AS JUST ONE OF THE WHORE OF BABYLON’S WILLING CUSTOMERS, WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE BEHAVIOURALLY SET-APART (IN THOUGHT AND DEED) FROM THE EVIL WORLD SYSTEM WHICH HAS TURNED ALL OF YAHUSHA’S DIVINE LAWS TO LIVE BY - UPSIDE DOWN!!!NIMROD’S BABYLON IS ALL AROUND US EVERYWHERE AND WE MUST NOT SUCCUMB TO IT, NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE ELSE SAYS! FORIF WE SHARE THE SAME VALUES AS BABYLON, WE WILL BE JUDGED AS BABYLON EVEN IF WE DECEIVE OURSELVES INTO BELIEVING THAT WE ARE RIGHTEOUS IN YAHUSHA’S EYES BECAUSE WE INSIST WE FOLLOW MESSIAH.
4Then I heard another voice from Heaven say, “Come out of her, My people, so that you don’t share in her sins, and won’t suffer any of the terrible punishment and plagues she gets. 5For that city’s sins are piled up as high as Heaven and YAHUAH has not forgotten all the wrongs she’s done”.
THIS PART OF THE MESSAGE IS SO CRITICAL THAT YAHUSHA HIMSELF IS DELIVERING IT. AND THE MESSAGE IS CRYSTAL CLEAR:
FOR ANYONE OF YAHUSHA’S PEOPLE TO REMAIN ATTACHED TO BABYLON IS SPIRITUAL DEFECTION AND ADULTERY FROM THE KINGDOM OF YAHUSHA.
O’ THERE ARE MANY OF YAHUSHA’S PEOPLE WHO ARE INDEED PART OF BABYLON (UNWISE TARES). BUT WE CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. NO WHERE DO WE READ OF YAHUSHA SAYING TO HIS PEOPLE WHO LIVE AMONG IDOLATERS TO STAY AND STICK IT OUT!! WHAT DOES YAHUSHA URGE US TO DO? FLEE! RUN! SCARPER!! LIKE ISRAEL FLED EGYPT ON THE NIGHT OF PASSOVER. HURRY! GO NOW WHILE THERE IS STILL A TINY WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE! IT IS NOT THE DUTY OF THE BRIDE TO CHANGE BABYLON; IT IS HER DUTY TO DETACH FROM BABYLON AND LEAVE IT BEHIND COMPLETELY, THEN OVERCOME AND STOP ALL THE BAD BEHAVIOURAL HABITS LEARNED THERE. BE SET-APART & CLEAN!
2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-18
Do not yoke yourselves together with unbelievers. For how can righteousness and lawlessness be partners? What fellowship does light have with darkness? What harmony can there be between the Messiah and the Devil? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement can there be between the Temple of Yahusha and idols? For we are the Temple of the living Yahusha, Who said, “I will House Myself in them... and I will walk among them, and they will be My people.”
6Dish out to Babel what she gave to others. YES! Pay her back twice as much as she put out. Prepare wine for her that’s twice as strong as what she forced others to drink.
WE’VE ALL BEEN WARNED!! I HOPE YOU TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IF THIS APPLIES TO YOU. THIS `PAY HER BACK DOUBLE’ IS REFERRING TO BABYLON SEDUCING OTHERS TO JOIN HER IN HER SINS AND IMMORAL VALUES, MAKING THEM COMMIT SPIRITUAL SUICIDE. AND WHAT IS TO BE HER PENALTY? DOUBLE! SHE IS TO RECEIVE DOUBLE THE PENALTY FOR HER CRIMES. WHAT THIS IS REFERRING TO IS THE TORAH-PRINCIPLE OF `LEX TALIONIS’: PROPORTIONAL JUSTICE. THAT IS, THE PUNISHMENT MUST FIT THE CRIME. BUT YAHUSHA IS SAYING THAT BABYLON’S SINS ARE SO SHOCKINGLY EVIL THAT FAIR JUSTICE IS OFF THE TABLE: SHE INSTEAD WILL RECEIVE DOUBLE THE PENALTY THAT IS NORMALLY GIVEN FOR THOSE SPECIFIC SINS. THIS IS THE JUSTICE BABYLON RECEIVES, WHICH OFFERS NO OPPORTUNITY FOR SURVIVAL OR REPENTANCE; HARSHNESS AND FINALITY ARE THE BYWORDS. IS YAHUSHA HARSH HERE? ..... YOU BET HE IS!! .... AND SHOULDN’T HE BE, AFTER 4000 YEARS OF LITTLE CONSEQUENCE ?
7Just as she lifted herself up into rich, riotous living, give her that much suffering, torture and grief. For she says to herself, ‘I am a queen sitting on my throne. I am not a widow, so I will never mourn or be sad!’ 8So because of this behaviour, all of her plagues will come on her IN ONE DAY and she will suffer death and mourning and famine. Then she will be destroyed by fire, because the Master YAHUSHA who judges her is mighty powerful.
“DESTROYED BY FIRE” MEANS SHE WILL BE UTTERLY BURNT AND FRACKLED AWAY, BECAUSE SCRIPTURALLY, FIRE SERVES TO EITHER PURIFY THE RIGHTEOUS OR TO ANNIHILATE THE WICKED. HOW IS SUCH A POWERFUL, PERVASIVE, SEEMINGLY INVINCIBLE FORCE AS NIMROD’S BABYLON ABLE TO BE ERADICATED IN JUST A SINGLE DAY?
“BECAUSE THE MASTER, YAHUSHA,
HER JUDGE, IS MIGHTY”.
THE END WILL COME IN JUST ONE DAY !
REMEMBER YAHUSHA PUTS IT INTO THE HEART OF THE 10 KINGS WHO WERE `IN BED’ WITH THE WHORE, TO TURN ON HER IN HATRED!
9Then the Rulers of the earth who whored with her and shared her wealth and riotous living will see the smoke from her burning, and they will cry and mourn because of her death.
THOSE CLIENTS OF NIMROD’S WHORE WILL WAIL AND SOB OVER HER DESTRUCTION AS THEY WITNESS THE SMOKE OF HER BURNING. WHETHER THIS BURNING IS LITERAL OR ABSTRACT IT ADDS UP TO THE SAME THING: A VIOLENT ENDING FOR BABYLON THAT CAN ONLY BE THE RESULT OF WAR. ALL THEY CAN DO IS STAND AT A DISTANCE, WE’RE TOLD, FOR FEAR OF HER TORMENT. IN OTHER WORDS, THESE COWARDLY NATIONS HAVE NO STOMACH TO FIGHT FOR BABYLON AND THEIR ECONOMIC SYSTEM BECAUSE THEY WERE SO CERTAIN THAT BABYLON HAD IT ALL UNDER CONTROL. THEY DID NOT WANTTO SHARE HER FATE OF DESTRUCTION AT THE HANDS OF BABYLON’S CONQUERORS.
ALL THE LUXURY AND FLASHINESS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, NEVER TO RETURN. THERE WILL BE NO RETURN TO PROSPERITY FOR THE WORLD. THE RICH WHO HAVE LOST EVERYTHING WILL NOT RECOVER. THE WORLD WILL BE A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT PLACE FROM HERE FORWARD.
15Yes, the merchants will fear her suffering and stand far away from her, for they are the ones who became rich from selling those things to her. They will weep and mourn, 16saying, ‘WOE! WOE! (How terrible), O’ great and powerful city of Babel. You were dressed in fine linen, you wore purple and scarlet cloth, and you were shining with gold, jewels, and precious pearls! 17And all these riches have been destroyed in just one hour!’ Every sea captain, all those who travel on ships, the sailors, and all those who earn money from the sea stood far away from Babel.
10The Rulers will see her suffering and be afraid. So, standing far away, they’ll say, ‘WOE! WOE! (How terrible), O’ great and powerful city of Babel, for your punishment has come in one hour!’11And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, because now there’s no one to buy the things they sell: 12gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen cloth, purple cloth, silk, and scarlet cloth, all kinds of citron wood, and all kinds of things made from ivory, expensive wood, bronze, iron, and marble. 13They also sell cinnamon, spice, incense, frankincense, myrrh, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, carriages, and slaves - yes, even human lives. 14The merchants will mourn saying, ‘O Babel, all the lavish things you wanted have left you. All your rich and fancy treasures have disappeared, andyou’ll never see them again.’
18They saw the smoke from her burning and cried out, ‘There was never a city like this great city!’19They threw dust on their heads and cried out loudly to show the deep sorrow they felt. They said, ‘WOE! How terrible for this great city! For all those who had ships on the sea became rich from her wealth! But she has been destroyed in JUST ONE HOUR!’
HERE’S ANOTHER DEMOGRAPHIC OF PEOPLE WHO WILL BEDEVASTATED BY BABYLON’S DESTRUCTION: THE SHOPKEEPERS AND LOCAL RETAILERS WHO ALSO GOT RICH ACCORDING TO THE WORLD SYSTEM PROMOTED BY BABYLON. THEY TOO, STAND AT A DISTANCE, WEEPING AND MOURNING, BUT WON’T GO NEAR BABYLON NOW THAT SHE’S OF NO USE TO THEM; AND THEY ARE AFRAID OF BEING ASSOCIATED WITH BABYLON ANY FURTHER BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO SUFFER IT’S FATE.
OVERNIGHT AND BABEL SEEMS TO BE IN COMPLETE IGNORANCE OF WHAT IS ABOUT TO OCCUR. SO THESE PARTICULAR KINGS ARE NOT MOURNING; RATHER THEY ARE JUBILANT. THEY ACHIEVED THEIR GOAL. IT IS THE REMAINDER OF THE WORLDS' LEADERS, WEALTHY, AND MERCHANTS WHO ARE WAILING IN SORROW.
IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A DIRECT SUPERNATURAL JUDGMENT OF YAHUSHA (LIKE FIRE RAINING FROM THE SKY UPON SODOM). RATHER IT’S THE RESULT OF THE 10 KINGS/10 HORNS WHO TURN AGAINST BABYLON AND DESTROY HER. AND SINCE BABYLON IS DEPICTED AS BEING BURNED BY FIRE AND LAYING IN SMOULDERING RUINS, THEN OF COURSE THIS RESULT MUST COME FROM SOME GLOBAL WAR, A COORDINATED SURPRISE ATTACK AKIN TO PEARL HARBOUR, BECAUSE IT HAPPENS ALMOST
Islam has demonstrated time and again that even a minor association with a nation or organisation that in some way represents the western world system is enough to warrant attack. In modern times we have witnessed european members and other nations go to great lengths to appease the threatening demands of Islam, rather than confront it. Maybe this is the essence of what is happening in these verses and unless the geopolitical landscape changes soon (and it could), the Papacy’s Frankenstein Monster Islam will turn on her as the driving force behind the destruction of Babylon.
IN THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, COULD THERE BE NATIONS THAT WOULD BE THRILLED TO JOIN IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD’S ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FINANCIAL CAPITAL OF THE WESTERN WORLD? WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE 911 ATTACK ON NEW YORK CITY WAS PRECISELY FOR THIS PURPOSE IN THE MINDS OF THE TERRORISTS WHO PERPETRATED IT. AND WE READ HERE IN REVELATION 18 THAT THE BIG IMPORTER/ EXPORTERS AS WELL AS THE RETAIL SHOPKEEPERS REFUSE TO GET ANYWHERE NEAR BABYLON, OR STAND UP FOR HER IN ANY WAY, EVEN THOUGH THEY GREATLY LAMENT HER FALL, BECAUSE HER ECONOMIC FATE IS TIED TO THEIRS. WHY IS THAT? NO DOUBT THEY ARE CONTROLLED BY FEAR.
AS WE LOOK TO ALL THE PRESENT FORCES IN THE WORLD TO SEE HOW IT MIGHT WORK IF THIS HAPPENED TODAY, ISLAM AND ISLAMIC NATIONS FIT THIS SCENARIO TO A TEE. THEY NOT ONLY HATE THE WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM BECAUSE THEY SEE IT AS WESTERN JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BASED, THEY HATE ANYONE AND EVERYONE THAT IS IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH IT.
20Rejoice O’ Heavens because of this, and let YAHUSHA’S chosen people and prophets be glad! For YAHUSHA has avenged, punishing Babel the great whore for what she did to you all.’
SUDDENLY THE LOCATION CHANGES FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN, AND AS THE PEOPLE OF EARTH MOAN AND WEEP, THE RESIDENTS OF HEAVEN REJOICE. FROM YAHUSHA’S PERSPECTIVE WHAT HE HAS PROMISED HAS FINALLY COME ABOUT: REDEMPTION AND VALIDATION FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, AND JUSTICE AND VENGEANCE UPON THOSE WHO HATE HIM, HIS WAY AND HIS PEOPLE. THE SUFFERING AND PERSECUTION THAT HIS FOLLOWERS HAVE FACED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME, WILL FINALLY BE AVENGED IN A FINITE WAY !
SO PART OF BABYLON’S EVIL WORLD SYSTEM INCLUDES THE PERSECUTION OF YAHUSHA’S PEOPLE AND SINCE NIMROD’S WORLD SYSTEM IS A MASSIVE-REBORN RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION, AND SINCE BABEL TODAY IS ALL BASED AROUND WESTERN-WORLD VALUES (THAT ARE CONSTANTLY DETERIORATING), THEN WE CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT THIS RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION WILL PAWN ITSELF OFF AS SOME JUDEO-CHRISTIAN ENTITY. SO SINCE THIS IS THE CASE, HOW CAN IT BE THAT YAHUSHA’S CHOSEN WILL BE PERSECUTED?
“I’ve told you these things so that you won’t be caught out by surprise. They will ban you from the synagogues! In fact, the time will come when anyone who kills you will think they are serving Yahuah! They will do these things because they don’t understand or know the father nor Me. But I’ve told you all this, so that when the time comes for it to happen, you’ll remember that I told you. I didn’t tell you this at first, because I was with you".
THE RESULT OF THE NEVERENDING (AND NAIVELY MISTAKEN) CONSTANT REFRAIN WITHIN ALL MODERN RELIGIONS FOR “UNITY”. IF A BELIEVER DISAGREES WITH THEM, THAT PERSON WILL BE BANNED AND NO DOUBT FORMALLY OR INFORMALLY EXCOMMUNICATED. ACCORDING TO YAHUSHA THIS INSTITUTION WILL EVEN KILL NON-CONFORMING BELIEVERS (FOR THREATENING THE UNITY OF THE RELIGION) AND THEN CLAIM IT’S BEING DONE IN THE NAME OF MESSIAH...... AND WHY WILL THIS GREAT INSTITUTION DO THIS?BECAUSE THEIR MEMBERS WILL HAVE BEEN TAUGHT BY THE RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP THAT TO ERADICATE THESE RADICAL BELIEVERS WHO DON’T MARCH TO THE TUNE OF THE ONE WORLD RELIGION AND FOLLOW THEIR TEACHINGS WILL BE PLEASING TO THE CREATOR !!
IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS THE DOMINANT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION OF THE ENDTIMES (NO DOUBT CLAIMING TO BE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN) THAT WILL BE THE PERSECUTOR OF YAHUSHA’S TRUE CHOSEN. BUT IN FACT THIS INSTITUTION IS BUILT ON DECEIT AND WILL BE NOTHING BUT PART OF THE BABYLON THE GREAT SYSTEM. OF COURSE WE KNOW IT TO BE NIMROD’S REBORN HYBRID CHRISTIANITY VIA CONSTANTINE .....
HOW COULD THOSE WHO PROFESS YAHUSHA SO EASILY BELIEVE SUCH NONSENSE? BECAUSE AS YAHUSHA SAID, THEY DON’T KNOW OR UNDERSTAND THE FATHER OR HIM (THEY’RE ONE). THEY ARE BLIND AND DECEIVED. THIS CAN ONLY HAPPEN IF THE SCRIPTURE, (LIVING WORD OF YAHUSHA) IS ABANDONED AND REPLACED BY MAN-MADE DOCTRINES THAT FORMULATE A NEW KIND OF RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY BASED ON THE EXPERIENTIAL, THE HUMAN INTELLECT, AND A REJECTION OF ANYTHING AS PRIMITIVE AS A 2000 YEAR OLD DIVINE BOOK. AND, BY THE WAY, THIS IS ALL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, IN OUR TIME. OVER AND OVER IN THE SCRIPTURES WE ARE REMINDED THAT IF WE REJECT YAHUSHA’S WORD, WE AUTOMATICALLY REJECT HIM.
20Then a powerful Angel picked up a large rock as big as a large millstone, and threw it into the sea, saying, “See this stone sinking? That’s how fast the great city of Babel will be thrown down, and never be found again. 22O’ Babylon, the music of people playing harps and other instruments, flutes and trumpets will never be heard in you again. No worker doing any job will ever be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. 23The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voices of a bride and groom will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great people, and all the nations were tricked and led astray by your drug sorcery.
24YES! You are guilty for the blood of the prophets, YAHUSHA’S chosen people, and everyone else you’ve killed on the earth.”
THERE IS NO MORE “GREAT CITY” AND BABYLON’S DEMISE IS IRREVERSIBE. THE HAPPINESS THAT WAS FOUND IN THIS REMARKABLE CITY HAS COME TO AN END ... BABYLON’S FATE IS PERMANENT JOYLESS DARKNESS. AND LEST ANY PITY OR COMPASSION BY BELIEVERS 'WELL UP' WITHIN THEM, IT IS MADE EXPLICIT THAT BABYLON MERITS EVERY CALAMITY AND MISERY SHE RECEIVES BECAUSE SHE HAS INFLICTED HER TERROR AND HOMICIDAL BRUTALITY UPON YAHUSHA’S CHOSEN PEOPLE AND PROPHETS. BABYLON ...... AT LEAST EVERYTHING SHE REPRESENTS ..... IS TO BLAME FOR ALL THE KILLINGS OF YAHUSHA'S FOLLOWERS SINCE THE BEGINNING!
The Angel who was talking to me went outside and said,
“Look! What do you see coming?”
“I don’t know, what is it?” I said.
“That’s a bucket for measuring the sins of the people in this country.”
A lid made of lead was lifted off the bucket, and there was a woman in the bucket. The angel said, “The woman represents evil.” Then the Angel pushed the woman down into the bucket and put the lead lid back on it. Then I looked up and saw two women with wings like a stork. They flew out, and with the wind in their wings, they picked up the bucket. They flew through the air carrying the bucket. Then I asked the Angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the measuring bucket?” The Angel told me, “They are going to build a house for it in Shinar (BABEL). And after they build that house, they'll put the bucket there.”
WHO IS THE GLOBAL SUPERPOWER TODAY ?
FASHION - POWER - ENTERTAINMENT - BIG PHARMA - RELIGION - POLITICS - MILITARY
THROUGH THE PAPAL JESUIT MAFIA (INCOGNITO IN THE SHADOWS) ALL POWER HAS NOW BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE U.S, EVIDENCED BY THE SIMILAR PAGAN SYMBOLISM, IDENTICAL TO THAT OF ROME. AMERICA IS THE WORLD'S GLOBAL SUPERPOWER (LIKE BABYLON, EGYPT, ROME OF OLD) AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER BOW AT HER FEET OR PLOT HER DEMISE!
IN HEBREW THOUGHT THE MEASURING BUCKET IS A SYMBOL FOR COMMERCE. AND NOTE IN THIS PASSAGE HOW THIS MYSTERIOUS WOMAN IS PLACED IN THE BUCKET (THE SYSTEM OF COMMERCE) AND THEN A HUGE LEAD LID IS PUT OVER IT TO INDICATE THAT THIS CIRCUMSTANCE IS DIVINELY SEALED AND NO HUMAN CAN CHANGE IT. THEN SOMETIME LATER THE BUCKET WITH THE WOMAN AND THE LEAD LID IS TRANSPORTED BY TWO OTHER WOMEN TO THE LAND OF SHINAR. AND THERE A SHRINE WILL BE BUILT TO THE BUCKET AND THE WOMAN SEALED INSIDE IT. THIS IS A PICTURE OF HOW BABYLON WILL BE CREATED AS A MONUMENT TO THE WORLD’S ECONOMIC SYSTEM, AND THE WHORE OF BABYLON WILL SIT ATOP THAT COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC SYSTEM, AND SO THERE WILL BE A SPECIFIC PLACE WHERE THE CAPITAL OF THIS SYSTEM IS.
IN THIS PROPHECY OF ZECHARIAH, THIS PLACE IS REPRESENTED BY THE LAND OF BABEL, A PLACE THAT IS THE CENTRE OF IDOLATRY, WICKEDNESS AND A HUMAN SYSTEM OF COMMERCE, GOVERNMENT AND RELIGION THAT OPPOSES YAHUSHA. SO AS WE JUST SAW, BABYLON THE GREAT TODAY IS A SYSTEM COMPOSED OF SEVERAL PIECES, YET IS THE SAME WHORE SYSTEM AND THAT IS HOW WE MUST UNDERSTAND IT.
NOTICE HOW JOHN’S VISIONS INDICATE THE ABSOLUTE UNIVERSAL SWAY OF BABYLON UPON HUMANITY. EVERY NATION IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER HAS SUCCUMBED TO HER SEDUCTION. EVERY HUMAN INSTITUTION HAS BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY BABYLON - FROM GOVERNMENT, TO THE ECONOMY, TO EDUCATION, TO RELIGION. RELIGION KNOWS HOW TO CAPTURE THE ATTENTION OF THE UNWARY WORLD BY DISPLAY, RITUAL, AN EASY MEANS OF REDEMPTION, AND VAST AMOUNTS OF WEALTH.
IT ALSO KNOWS HOW TO CONTINUOUSLY REMOULD ITSELF SO AS TO NOT ANTAGONISE THE WORLD SYSTEM AND SO AS TO APPEAR TO AGREE WITH WHATEVER DIRECTION SOCIETAL MORALITY HAS TAKEN BY DECLARING IT ‘RIGHT’.
JOHN’S PORTRAYAL OF BABYLON’S FALL IS A TAPESTRY WOVEN FROM THREADS TAKEN FROM MANY PERIODS OF TIME. MUCH OF THE LANGUAGE ECHOES THE THREATS AGAINST TYRE IN EZEKIEL 26 - 28, TOGETHER WITH THOSE AGAINST BABYLON IN JEREMIAH 50-51.
IT IS INSTRUCTIVE TO KNOW THAT OTHER PROPHETS WERE ALSO GIVEN SIMILAR INFORMATION THAT MUST HAVE BEEN GREATLY PUZZLING TO THEM.
BUT WHEN WE SEE THEIR OBVIOUS CONNECTION TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION, AND WE REALISE THAT IN MODERN TIMES MONEY AND COMMERCE TRUMPS EVERYTHING IN THE WESTERN WORLD, THEN WE CAN BEGIN TO GET AN INKLING OF WHAT PREDICTABLY LIES AROUND THE CORNER IN HUMAN HISTORY, SINCE HUMAN NATURE NEVER CHANGES.
IT IS VITAL FOR THE BRIDE TO BE SEPARATE:
( H E B R E W U N D E R S T A N D I N G )
TO COME OUT OF BABYLON IS TO STOP BEHAVING AS SHE DOES, TO ABANDON THE PROGRAMMING WE WERE BORN INTO THROUGH A CORRUPT SINFUL SEED THAT HAS BEEN TRYING TO KILL US OUR WHOLE LIFE ... REPENT, TURN, AND AFTER A DIVINE HEART OPERATION ... FOLLOW YAHUSHA'S INSTRUCTION AND EXAMPLE OF BEHAVIOUR ... NO MATTER WHO'S AROUND ... LISTENING TO HIS VOICE AND ARRESTING OUR THOUGHTS ... FOR IF WE DON'T ... WE WILL BE COUNTED ALONG WITH THE WALKING DEAD OF BABYLON ... AND EVEN THOUGH WE MAY KNOW YAHUSHA'S NAME ... HE WON'T KNOW US !!