February 28, 2024

If the traits of our current age proceed, a world order dominated by socialistic concepts will emerge. In time, the realignment of countries will convey on the reign of antichrist.

I’m no prophet. I repudiate those that converse within the identify of the Lord at the moment and are persistently fallacious in every thing they predict. I refuse to guess or belief my very own altering spirit to provide you with messages for God’s folks.

For you see, God has already spoken. What I’ll share with you from Revelation 17 and different such chapters, is God’s reality. It can come to move. And if the reset we see after America’s 2020 fall continues, it might begin wanting like the tip very quickly. Heed God’s Phrase.

Revelation 17 (NASB, 1995.)

The seventeenth chapter of Revelation has been mentioned and fought over so usually that males want to ignore it at the moment. However that’s unlucky. Revelation 17 tells us of

  • the ultimate world faith.
  • the identification of Babylon.
  • the antichrist’s identification.
  • the ordering of world empires.
  • the order of occasions of the tip occasions.

Actually it’s value slightly examination of Revelation 17 to enlighten us on these topics, sure? Let’s attempt it.

Because the curtain opens on this chapter (17), it’s evident {that a} little bit of backtracking is about to happen. For, by the tip of chapter 16, all the nice cities of all the nice nations have fallen. Babylon, a world empire and world faith, has fallen. Islands and mountains are not any extra. Hailstones are falling on the residents of earth as one closing blast of judgment.

John is then beckoned by an angel who participated in that terrible scene and requested to look extra carefully at Babylon and the entity she has ridden to energy, earlier than they met their cataclysmic finish. A sea of mysteries is instantly uncovered, and we do nicely to see what John noticed.

In any case, the Holy Spirit has advised us within the very first verses of the e-book, “Blessed is he who reads and those that hear the phrases of the prophecy and heed the issues that are written in it” (Revelation 1:3). So learn with me, hear, and heed.

First there’s a description of a prostitute sitting on many waters. She is outlined in verse 18 as “the nice metropolis which reigns over the kings of the earth.” Simple sufficient, I feel. We Christians have shied away from “naming names”, however is there every other nice metropolis in John’s day – “reigns” is current tense – that would meet such an outline however the metropolis of Rome?

Didn’t Rome do terrible harm to the Christian Church in John’s day and thereafter? Didn’t pagan Rome pose many threats to the Church for hundreds of years? Didn’t pagan Rome soften into Papal Rome with its burning of Scriptures and their translators? Didn’t Rome consign to the flames these believers who spoke in opposition to her in these lengthy years we name the Darkish Ages? Darkish as a result of the Phrase of God was held again from God’s folks and the world?

Has all this been defined any higher? Why ought to we attempt to disguise one thing that’s as clear as will be right here in God’s Guide?

The lady sits on many waters, on many countries, however zoom in slightly and you will note (v. 3) that she is aided in her world conquest by a scarlet “beast.” An animal with seven heads. And ten horns. He’s quickly to be defined, however not earlier than the lady herself will get a close-up.

Stunning apparel. Purple. Scarlet. The colours of royalty. Colours of bishops and cardinals of the Roman church, some have mentioned.

Terribly wealthy. Is there a spiritual energy on earth extra worthy of this description than the Roman church/state headquartered within the Vatican? Although listed as a spiritual group, the earthly aspect of Vatican Metropolis is the 18th wealthiest nation on the planet, on a per capita foundation.

The church is wealthy in its artwork, its land, its gold, its edifices, its investments, its political connections. Each supply that tries to explain rich non secular establishments places Roman Catholicism on the prime of the record.

She carries a cup stuffed with issues and practices that God hates, issues that rattling males to everlasting punishment. Jeremiah had a imaginative and prescient of the unique metropolis of Babylon (Jeremiah 50-51) of which John’s revelation is an echo:

“Babylon has been a golden cup within the hand of the Lord, intoxicating all of the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine; due to this fact the nations are going mad. All of the sudden Babylon has fallen… (vs 7-8)”

After which the describing angel departs from the picture of a metropolis we thought we knew, and talks a few Babylon in Jesus’ day. This New Testomony period Babylon is “drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses – martyrs – of Jesus.”

John is puzzled. We’re too. Weren’t you speaking concerning the previous metropolis of Babylon, angel? The one which got here in opposition to your folks Israel? How is it that this girl is tied in to the killing of Christians?

We learn on.

Did I converse of the “authentic” Babylon? Did I give the impression that every one the Outdated Testomony discuss of Babylon is solely that, Outdated Testomony?

I’ve grow to be increasingly satisfied that there’s just one Babylon, re-named and superimposed on metropolis after metropolis, the ultimate manifestation of which is none apart from the town of Rome.

Jeremiah mentioned with John, slightly later in Revelation, that Babylon will fall instantly. However the “authentic” Babylon didn’t fall instantly. Tons of of years after the Medes and Persians captured her, she was alive and nicely, even into and after the time of Jesus.

If we take a look at the larger image, lets say that Babylon has by no means fallen in any respect. She lived on in Medo-Persia. In Greece. In Rome. Rome pagan. Rome Papal. A kingdom nonetheless with us at the moment.

For this we’d like assist from Daniel. Bear in mind the statue of Nebuchadnezzar, that foretold the kingdoms of earth after him? The statue represented Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and a ten-nation confederation flowing out of Rome that may culminate within the coming of Christ to ascertain His personal kingdom (Daniel 2).

If Rome was “Babylon” within the first days of the Roman Empire, why is it not nonetheless Babylon, now and till the tip?

Whereas America was totally engaged in disputing and defending a fraudulent election, on November 10 there was a gathering of the Mediterranean Union. Nothing sinister right here. Nothing spectacular. However proof that Rome nonetheless lives, that the Roman Empire can come up at any time God sees match. A report of the assembly from ec.europa.eu:

“The UfM Commerce Ministerial Convention confused the significance of making certain that Mediterranean companions can take full benefit of opening markets. The newly launched commerce and funding initiatives supported by the EU and applied by accomplice organizations – the Worldwide Commerce Centre, the Worldwide Labour Group and the Group for Financial Cooperation and Improvement – will contribute to that intention. Price a complete of €11 million, they’ll strengthen the affect of commerce and funding on job creation within the Southern Mediterranean and encourage inclusive financial growth.”

Government Vice-President and Commissioner for Commerce Valdis Dombrovskis acknowledged:

“The Mediterranean area has been well-known all through historical past for its thriving commerce in information and items. I’m happy to see that the present pandemic didn’t cease this, and that we agree that vibrant regional commerce can play a significant function in financial restoration within the EU and the broader Euro-Mediterranean area. “

UfM Secretary-Common Nasser Kamel mentioned:

Immediately’s assembly demonstrates the widespread will of 42 international locations to work collectively in these areas and illustrates the UfM’s action-driven methodology which turns our political mandates into concrete initiatives by means of a multi-partner regional dialogue.”

Abstract: Numerous huge cash being generated within the area. Numerous interdependence. Numerous energy. Hold your eye on this area.

Rome/Babylon rises earlier than us. The reply to a dream of world domination, world unity. Be prepared.