Saturday, January 17, 2009

Babylon Burning

Do you remember seeing news reports on/after 9/11 where all across the world, even in places that supposedly hate America, people were mourning and grieving what happened in New York? I really believe that was a foreshadowing, a glimpse into whats coming in America's future. Here's another glimpse into the future of this country:

Revelation 18

1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 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. 3 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.
4 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. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 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 judgeth her.
9 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, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
21 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. 22 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; 23 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. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
There are those who say that America is not Babylon, but I say if the shoe fits...wear it. Just take a look at New York city alone. It's home to the United Nations..a babylonian WORLD governance body. It's the home of Wall Street and Madison avenue, the commercial hub of the entire world. Have merchants grown filthy stinking rich off of committing fornication with her? You bet they have. Who runs the treasury of this country? A WALL STREET banker. How controls literal BABYLON today? America does, so the king of America is the king of babylon. We have already seen how the people of the world mourned over her first burning (9/11), and the bible shows us a word picture of the merchants of the earth mourning her next burning.
Babylon is a city, and its a system, and its a religion, and they are all intertwined together. As with many other things coming during the end times, the priests of babylon (americas pastors) don't want to acknowledge the sin and wickedness in this country. I can understand why, because its a major indictment on themselves and the SYSTEM they serve.
Revelation 18:4
... I heard another voice from Heaven, which said, "Come out of her, My people, that you may not become partakers in her sins, nor receive a share of her plagues. ...
How many preachers and teachers today and telling people to come out of the babylonian system? Not many because they themselves are part of it, and to tell people to leave it would affect "tithes" /fee for "service" and we know that's OFFLIMITS....

All indications are, things are going to get really super bad this year. Will the world see Babylon burned this year? I don't know, but she's been burned once already, who's to say this next time it's not the final time?
17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me,
"Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries."
3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 This title was written on her forehead:
Rev 17:6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.

Revelation 17:16 ... And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore,and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her
One only has to think of Manhattan with its great skyscrapers, the twin towers of the world trade centre, which are monuments to mankind's achievements, when they are destroyed commerce will be destroyed and those who used it to become rich will mourn her passing. Hailey comments that she is the third of Satan's three methods of destroying the church after the two beasts who represent political power and false religion or false doctrine. She represents the world of lust, all that appeals to the flesh or the mind and entices and seduces us away from God, just as she successfully enticed the kings and inhabitants of the earth away from God. This can be seen by the image of her destruction in which she is a great millstone being hurled into the sea; thus she represents the temptations of the world causing believers to be tempted into sin (Mat 18:6).
In considering the identity of the woman the following points need to be considered:
She is described as the prostitute who is to be contrasted with the bride (the church).
Babylon the earthly city is to be contrasted to the heavenly city, the new Jerusalem.
The great city is described figuratively as 'Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified' (11:8).
She sits on many waters which are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
She is to be distinguished from the beast upon whom she sits and who destroys her.
She is the city of power, excessive luxury and great wealth.
She persecuted the saints.
She rules over the kings of the earth.
She is associated with music, trade, farming, marriage, merchants and persecution.
With her the kings of the earth commit adultery and the inhabitants are intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries
In view of the emphasis of the book that only God is to be worshipped she should be viewed as the temptress who tempts men away from God.
Once again, I don't think its too difficult to pin a rose on the offending party here. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, looks like a duck, smells like a duck, swims like a duck, and flies like a just might be a....................................DUCK!
So argue away I say, argue that this thing (America/New York City) are'nt the heart and soul of todays babylonian system. While you're arguing please show me the evidence for ANY other country/city that even comes REMOTELY CLOSE to meeting all the requirements listed to be the great whore of our day. People have argued that the whore is Rome and the vatican, but I don't see any stock exchanges or PR advertising/pollute your mind firms in vatican Rome fails the economic test of all the merchants of the earth lamenting her destruction. Why would the merchants of the earth wail and lament rome burning? We're talking about COMMERCE..MAMMON..the lust of the FLESH....we're talking about America and New York City. Rome and the catholic church is the mother harlot of so called christianity. The protestants are daughters of the spiritual harlot which is the roman church. The roman church is part of the whore but does'nt meet all the qualifications that America/New York city does for being the whore that is hated and gets burned, lamented by merchants etc.
New York has been hit once already, but that was just an appetizer for the main course to come.
Who else in the world, as a NATION has lived more "deliciously" than America has? Which other nation has committed fornication with the kings of the earth more than America has? Which country has exported more PORN and WAR and every other form of filth than America has? And yet your pastors still try to tell you (with a straight face) that we are a 'christian' nation? Says who? The servants of the Most High God are scattered over every nation, tribe and tongue in the world. If there's anything special about America its the amount of WEALTH she has been able to generate over such a short period of time (couple hundred years).
The sins of this country in particular are stacked up to the sky and they reek the stench of DEATH. The wages of sin is death, and this country is sagging with the weight of its sins.
I'm sure all this offends some people senses of "nationalism" but if you are a "nationalist" you don't belong to the kingdom that is not of this world which IS the kingdom of the Son of God..a kingdom NOT of this world.
With all this said, the moral of the story is, if you live in America, you live in Babylon, the home of demons and devils and every filthy thing. Is it any wonder its so hard to enter the kingdom of heaven while living in this pit of wickedness?
The Lord said "come out of her my people" that you won't share in her punishments. The time to obey that command is today.
It appears that 2009 will be a year that Babylon/America is brought to her knees. Financially speaking, its happening on TV every day. I will be shocked if at the end of this year, America is even recognizable for who she once was. America, whose pagan symbols plaster every dollar bill, whose egyptian obelisks in Wash DC and secret satanic societies rule all the high places of government and commerce, will be brought low, and we will see (probably) the beginning of these lows this year.
The "writing is on the wall" but can you read it? The "writing on the wall" is a reference to the old king of babylon, who saw the message of destruction proclaimed against him written on a wall at one of his lavish parties. The writing is on the wall again...come out of the babylonian whore, which includes the babylonian form of churchianity you were sold since the time you left momma's womb.
Get a bible you can understand and read it. Get on your knees, alone with the Creator and open your heart to him. Stop trying to play hide and seek games with a God who sees your sin while you try to hide it. His grace is still extended to you today. There is a refuge from the storm that's coming, there is an ARK just like in Noah's day, and the ark's name is JESUS CHRIST, KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS. He's not playing games and neither should you. Time is alot shorter than you think. Repent, walk like Jesus did..he was sinless, be sinless, he was perfect, be perfect. Don't say "thats impossible" when you have the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD living inside of you. Peter thought walking on water was impossible too, until he did it...then his faith waivered. Do not doubt.
grace and peace