A Special Thanks To The Eddie Chumney
(Watchman on the Wall) To Continue Bringing Us into The Greater Depths of Understanding Bible Prophecy
We stay reminded of Amos 3:7, "Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets."
In understanding what the Bible has to say about Babylon; however the word, USA is not listed in scripture we need to understand:
There is a "Physical" Babylonian System
There is a "Financial" Babylonian System
There is a "Political" Babylonian System
There is a "Religious" Babylonian System
ALL these “things” are important and “encompasses” what we need to understand in the Holy Bible
to be Babylon. Babylon refers to the “Kingdom of HaSatan”(Satan) or the devil. Satan is the “King”
of Babylon. Satan’s Kingdom has many “heads,” it has “many tentacles.” The different elements and aspects of the “Tentacles” of the “Babylonian system will show you that although “the word USA” is NOT in the Bible, we are living in the physical land of MODERN DAY BABYLON.
Let’s Go On!!
King Nebuchadnezzar ruled as King "in historical Babylon" and was the “prominent ruler." Nebuchadnezzar took the “SOUTHERN KINGDOM” or the house of “JUDAH” into “BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY.”
The physical city of Babylon was originally built by Nimrod after the flood. It was located on the Euphrates River, about 55 miles south of where Baghdad, Iraq stands today. The name Babylon came from the Tower of Babel that was constructed there. Today, physical Babylon encompasses the area in which we “call today…” IRAQ.
The people of God, then and now, have been given "A warning" according to the Holy Bible.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NKJV)
2 Timothy 4:3-4 declares, "For the time will come when they will NOT endure sound doctrine; but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for "themselves teachers;" and they will turn "their ears" away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."
After these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people," lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has REMEMBERED HER INIQUITIES. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has MIXED, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure, give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow. Therefore, "her plagues will come in one day" —death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour such great riches came to nothing Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’ They "threw dust on their heads" and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which ALL WHO HAD SHIPS ON THE SEA BECAME RICH BY HER WEALTH! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”
The finality of Babylon's Fall - Revelation 18:21-24 (Cont'd)
Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall NOT BE FOUND ANYMORE. The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery ALL THE NATIONS WERE DECEIVED. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.
Yeshua, “whom many call Jesus,” also, said this:
He (Yeshua) Came to Fulfill the Law!
Therefore, everything spoken by the prophets of old still remains (then and now).
Read: Matthew 5:17-18
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, TIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY, ONE JOT OR ONE TITTLE WILL BY “NO MEANS” PASS FROM THE LAW till all is fulfilled.”
Yeshua (Jesus) Is Speaking!
Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called "least" in the kingdom of "heaven;" but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called "great" in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of heaven."
BECAUSE MANY PASTORS WILL NOT TEACH "KEEPING THE SABBATH." THEY TEACH "KEEPING THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK." SUNDAY IS "NOT LISTED" IN THE SCRIPTURES WHICH IS THE "FIRST DAY" (1st day) OF THE WEEK.
Keeping the Sabbath is For ALL BELIEVERS. . .Yeshua said in John 14:15-16
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
Yeshua says, Forever!
Wow!! That’s "Eternity"
Some might say, "My Pastor doesn't teach that, He said, “we are NO longer under the law?”
FIND OUT-- "what Law" is he referring to? Remember: Your Savior Yeshua (Jesus) said this:
Think NOT that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets, I have come to “fulfill it.”
LET'S READ IT AGAIN!
WHY? Clearly Matthew 5:17 is Yeshua speaking declaring that He did NOT abolish "His Law" nor "His prophets" who were inspired by Him to write. In that passage, Yeshua tells us that He "came to fulfill the Law," the first time, and is returning.
Yeshua also clearly states in this same passage of scripture, that "If YOU, (a believer) DO NOT KEEP "His commandments" and then "teach others to do the same," that "believer" will be called "LEAST" in "His Kingdom."
In Amos 3:7, it reads, “Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets."
Jeremiah chapter 50 Verse 24: "I have laid a snare for you and you are also taken, O Babylon, and you were not aware: you are found, and also caught, because you have striven against the Lord." That last phrase "Babylon has striven against the Lord" should be a clue to you that Babylon is at odds with Israel.
NOTE: Without question, we are living in the Day of the Lord’s return.
THE JUDGMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
The God of Israel will judge ALL NATIONS during the tribulation or the birth pangs of the Messiah (Chevlai shel Mashiach). Babylon is this country, and many of us are living “under the influence” of Modern Day Babylon, which is the United States of America.
How Do We Know that USA Is Modern Day Babylon?
The USA has forgotten her Judeo/Christian heritage and has forgotten the Lord God of Israel in the days of her richest blessings. The USA has fornicated with the god of materialism. Rather than using the blessings of the God of Israel to establish the covenant that the God of Israel made with Abraham (Avraham), she (USA) has used the blessings of the God of Israel to satisfy her own lusts.
Both the members from the house of Israel (Christianity) and the members from the house of Judah (Judaism) have been guilty of these sins.
In the Torah, (the law of Yahweh God), the God of Israel WARNED His people against behaving in such a manner in the time of great blessing.
In Deuteronomy (Devarim) 8:11-14, 17-18, it is written:
"Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage European religious persecution for the house of Israel/Christianity and pogroms (in other words, “an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe”) and the holocaust in Europe and Russia for the house of Judah/Judaism] … And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."
THE USA WILL BE JUDGED FOR DIVIDING THE LAND OF ISRAEL
The USA will be judged by the God of Israel for being the LEADER among the nations of the world in dividing the land of Israel. All of the peace agreements that Israel has made with her Arab neighbors have been based upon UN Resolutions 242 and 338.
The USA has been the main negotiator with Israel and her Arab neighbors and has played a central role in ensuring that all peace agreements between Israel and her Arab neighbors would be based upon UN Resolutions 242 and 338.
NOTE: Because the USA had led the rebellion of the nations against Israel to part the land of Israel, will be judged by the God of Israel for dividing/parting the land of Israel (Joel [Yoel] 3:2).
The United States has NOT recognized Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) as being the capital of Israel since it came into the possession of the nation of Israel in 1967 following the June war between Israel and her Arab neighbors. The reason is because the USA desires for Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) to be an international city after the full implementation of UN Resolutions 242 and 338. The United States maintains diplomatic relations with more than 160 countries, and in each of those countries our state department maintains a US embassy in the capital city.
Because the USA does not recognize Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) and seeks to divide Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) and make it an international city, the USA will suffer the judgment of nuclear war and will NOT make it as a nation through the tribulation period (Zechariah [Zecharyah] 14:12, 16).
NOTE: Today, very few members of the house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel (Christianity) live in Iran and Iraq.
Today, The USA is The Spiritual land of Babylon.
The prophets of Israel had much to say about the judgment of the land of Babylon in the end of days.
The judgment of the land of Babylon in the end of days is prophesied in Isaiah (Yeshayahu) chapter 13, 21:1-10 and chapter 47, Jeremiah (Yermiyahu) chapters 50 and 51.
In the Brit Hadashah (New Testament), the judgment of the land of Babylon in the end of days is spoken about in Revelation 18.
IS USA REALLY MODERN DAY BABYLON?
First of All, it is important to know that Babylon is an end-time nation who is judged by the God of Israel "in those days and in that time" and in the "day of trouble."
NOTE: The God of Israel would have healed the land of Babylon if she would have repented but she will not repent (II Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 51:8-9).
The good news of Messiah is going forth from the land of Babylon but it will be "cut off" in "the time of harvest" which is the end of the age (Jeremiah 50:16, Matthew 13:39).
What Are the Characteristics of Babylon?
Babylon is an end-time nation who is judged by the God of Israel "in those days and in that time" and in the "day of trouble." This is a reference to the time of Jacob’s trouble or the birth pangs of the Messiah (Chevlai shel Mashiach) (Isaiah 13:8, 13, 21:3, Jeremiah 50:4, 20, 51:2, 43).
Babylon is a rich and economically prosperous country (Jeremiah 50:37, 51:13, Revelation 18:3, 19).
Babylon is a land of "mixed/mingled people" (Jeremiah 50:37).
Babylon is a world military power (Jeremiah 51:53).
Babylon is a country that has defeated mighty kingdoms through war (Jeremiah 50:23, 51:20-23).
Babylon is a land that sits among many waters (Jeremiah 51:13).
Babylon is a country that has a heritage in the God of Israel but has sinned and has turned from the God of Israel (Jeremiah 50:11, 14, 24, 29, 38, 51:7).
The God of Israel would have healed the land of Babylon if she would have repented but she will not repent (2 Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 51:8-9).
The good news of Messiah is going forth from the land of Babylon (USA) it will be "cut off" in "the time of harvest" which is the end of the age (Jeremiah 50:16, Matthew 13:39).
Who Is Gog? What Is Magog?
Well, Gog is the leader coming from the "far north;" Magog is the "land."
A Message for Gog (Prophet Ezekiel 38:1-6 NKJV)
1 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army—your horses and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops (armies); the house of (Beth) Togarmah from the far north, and all its troops many people (others) are with you.
The attacking power against Babylon (USA) is from the north (Jeremiah 50:3, 9, 26, 41, 51:48).
Babylon is destroyed by extremely accurate arrows (missiles) and the attack is devastating (Jeremiah 50:9, 14, 29, 42, 51:3, 11).
Babylon will be destroyed in the way that Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed (Isaiah 13:19, Jeremiah 50:40).
Jeremiah 51:2-3, 26, 29, 37, 43, 63-64
The nations of the world tremble and shake in fear "at the defeat" of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:46, Revelation 18:9-10).
Babylon is a country that does not believe that it will experience the wrath and judgment of the God of Israel (nor do she feel she will be a widow) (Isaiah 47:5, Isaiah 47:7-10, Revelation 18:7-8).
Recorded in Jeremiah 50:46 and Revelation 18:9-10
The nations of the world tremble and shake in fear at the defeat of Babylon (USA).
NOTE: The house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel (Christianity) who live in Babylon are called to flee from Babylon and go to the land of Israel read,
Those Who Are Living In Babylon
The United States of America has been the most influential nation of the world in encouraging Israel to divide/part her land by trading "land for peace" and because the USA desires to make Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) an "international city," the USA will be totally destroyed during the tribulation period or the birth pangs of the Messiah (Chevlai shel Mashiach).
Revelation 18:4, Jeremiah 51:6
The house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel (Christianity) who live in Babylon are called to flee from Babylon and go to the land of Israel
The house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel (Christianity) who live in Babylon and who have escaped the sword (judgment upon the land of Babylon) are called by the God of Israel to let Jerusalem come to their mind (Jeremiah 50:4, 51:50).
NOTE: Rome is associated with Babylon because of Catholicism. Rome is also part of Babylon, but there is a more specific Babylon, which is a "nation" and is a "city" and is "global" as well.
Babylon is a country that has a heritage in the God of Israel; however, has sinned and has turned from the God of Israel
NOTE: Keep in mind, the God of Israel would have healed the land of Babylon if she would have repented but she will NOT REPENT (2 Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 51:8-9).
The good news of Messiah is going forth from the land of Babylon but it will be "cut off" in "the time of harvest, “which is the end of the age (Jeremiah 50:16, Matthew 13:39).”
Babylon (USA) is a country that does not believe that it will experience the wrath and judgment of the God of Israel (be a widow) (Isaiah 47:5, 7-10, Revelation 18:7-8).
The attacking power against Babylon is “coming from the north” (Jeremiah 50:3, 9, 26, 41, 51:48).
Scripture declares that Babylon is destroyed by extremely accurate arrows (missiles) and the attack is devastating (Jeremiah 50:9, 14, 29, 42, 51:3, 11).
A fire is kindled in the cities of Babylon from the accurate arrows (missiles) (Jeremiah 50:32, Revelation 18:8).
Babylon will be destroyed in the way that Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed (Isaiah 13:19, Jeremiah 50:40).
When Babylon is destroyed, it will never be inhabited again (Isaiah 13:19-20, Jeremiah 50:3, 13, 26, 39-40, 51:2-3, 26, 29, 37, 43, 63-64).
The nations of the world tremble and shake in fear at the defeat of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:46, Revelation 18:9-10).
When Babylon is destroyed, the sins of the house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel (Christianity) will be pardoned (the exile will be over and the house of Judah and the house of Israel will be restored) (Jeremiah 50:20).
When the house of Judah (Judaism) and the house of Israel (Christianity) flees the land of Babylon and returns to the land of Israel, they will enter into an ETERNAL COVENANT that will NOT BE FORGOTTEN (the Messianic Age/Athid Lavo) (Jeremiah 50:4-5 = Ezekiel 37:26-27).
BASED ON THREE (3) PRIMARY THINGS:
The dividing of Israel's Promised Land
The dividing of the city of Jerusalem
The historical treatment of the "nations" of the world toward the house of "Judah"
(Jewish people) when they were in "exile" in the nations