Revelation 18 Introduction
BABYLON IS FALLEN!
The empire of Babylon was established as the HEAD of the statue of Daniel 2, and as the head controls the body, the subsequent empires of Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and the holy Roman Empire are all the same system being different people but following the same Babylonian Mysteries system.
The statue refers to the political empire’s of the Babylonian system while false religion began in the garden of Eden with Satan and after the flood this system began anew at Babel with the tower or pyramid of Babel and God confused the races and languages to separate the people.
The people then spread on the earth carrying with them their false religion in new languages with new names for their gods, Then the Babylonian empire was established as a great empire which was controlled by the Babylonian Mysteries priesthood riding the political system of the Babylonian empire and its successive political empire systems; leading mankind into following themselves and their own ways instead of living by every Word of God.
Sound familiar? Satan’s methods of deception have not changed and it is the same in the Ekklesia today.
The head of the statue of Babylon symbolizes the whole system of successive empires making up the Babylonian church state system since the days of this dream.
The refusal of the three men to bow before this statue of Babylon is symbolic of the courage and faith of people throughout the millennia who have refused to bow before this system of Satan
Daniel 2:36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 2:38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
The Babylonian system of religion, which is rebellion against God’s commandments and doing whatever we decide for ourselves is right; rules over all men except those liberated by the call of God the Father who fully commit to live by his every Word.
This dream is about the political systems that will continue to perpetuate this false religious system, from the Babylonian Empire to the coming of Christ to rule the nations.
2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. [Meaning to dominate not necessarily to rule directly.]
Historically the Babylonian Empire was supplanted by the Medo-Persian Empire who took over the same religion and the same governmental system.
The Medo-Persian Empire was exactly the same as the Babylonian system in religion and governance; only ruled by a different people.
The Medo-Persian Empire was then supplanted by the Hellenic Greeks of Alexander, who continued with the exact same system of governance and religion of Babylon’
Finally a fourth kingdom of the Romans took over world dominance from the Greeks.
Remember that this prophecy is in generalities
2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes , part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
We see that the Roman Empire was to be a mixture of peoples some brittle and inflexible yet strong, and some malleable and weak like clay.
The final Roman kingdom of the toes shall be partly strong and partly weak, including many peoples. Today we see the European races being mixed even further with a far greater number of peoples through immigration. Islamic immigration alone is a major influence on Europe.
2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Below Daniel alludes to the ten toes as being kings, in a double meaning of the empires of the statue and the ten toes of Rome.
2:44 And in the days of these [ten kings Rev 17:12] kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold [The entire statue and system of rebellion against God by doing what is right in the eyes of men and rejecting what God declares is right]; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Transition in Rome
Up until after the time of the Emperor Constantine, there was no real Pope as we know this office today. The church was scattered throughout the world and particularly across the Mediterranean area of the Roman Empire. Each major city looked to its own Bishop.
The Sun Worshiper Constantine, is reported to have seen a vision of a cross and the words “in this sign conquer”. At that time the cross was considered a symbol of Tammuz the founder of Sun Worship; and Constantine used this vision, real or not, to gather the masses of pagans who worshiped the sun under the names of Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Baal etc, around his cause.
Achieving victory, he then began the arduous task of attempting to unify his empire.
Finding the sect of the Christians a divisive influence and finding many of them already lukewarm for the practical aspects of their religion; he entered into talks with the Bishop of Rome; Sylvester. Constantine agreed to legalize Christianity if the Bishop would support him as Emperor.
Constantine would support Sylvester as supreme bishop of the Christian church, and make the other bishops bow to him, and declare Christianity the official religion of Rome: if Sylvester would support Constantine as the Emperor or temporal leader.
Conferences of Bishops were then called to standardize teachings and secure the loyalty of the Bishops to Sylvester and Constantine. This was accomplished at the Councils of Nicaea and Laodicea as well as in many smaller meetings.
At these meetings the Sun worshiper Constantine forced the Christians to apostatize and accept the observation of the “Venerable Day of the Invincible Sun” as a day of rest and worship; instead of the Biblical Sabbath observed by Jesus Christ and His apostles.
See these Catholic statements on the Sabbath.
Those who refused this change were forced to flee beyond the borders of the Empire, or be turned over to the authorities for punishment and often execution. That is how the Sunday of the pagans, came to be broadly observed and called “Christian” instead of the Sabbath commanded by God; which falls on Saturday.
The observance of the Sunday of the sun worshipers already accepted by most in the empire was then forced on all people by the power of the sword of Rome, as a part of the process of unifying the Empire under one religion.
Compromise after compromise was made until the now apostate “Christian” Church, became a new organism; A new faith, looking nothing like the faith of Christ and the early church.
A new class of Sun Worshipers who accepted the authority of a new Pontifix Maximus over the Empire; and who called themselves Christian, while continuing most of their Sun Worshiping activities, by simply renaming them Christian became the state religion of Rome.
Astarte’s day became Easter; The Saturnalia became Christmas; the mother goddess Semiramis became equated with the Virgin Mary, who was then exalted as fit to be worshiped, in defiance of Holy Scripture, and on and on.
Constantine remained a confirmed Sun Worshiper until the day of his death. On his deathbed, when he was too ill to resist; some water was sprinkled on him and he was pronounced a Christian.
The Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy; as we know it today, was born in the fourth and fifth centuries. Massive and awesome changes were made to bring this birth about.
The primacy of Peter, an Authoritarian form of Church Government system exalting men above the Word of God was brought in, placing the priests and popes between the people and God.
This false idolatrous system always results in great apostasy from the Holy Scriptures, as men begin to decide for themselves and allow a man to come between themselves and God, instead of standing on God’s word.
I suggest that those who wish to dispute these findings do some inquiring and searching into history for themselves. These findings are certainly NOT unique to me. Take the time to discover the roots of modern Roman Catholic / Protestant Christianity
In Jeremiah 5 :30, Jeremiah recorded that God said to him, “A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”
“The prophets prophecy falsely and the priests bear rule by their means”. What does this mean? If we looked at Strong’s Concordance Word Number 3027, we see that the word means refers to presumptuously or with strength. So, the priests bear rule presumptuously and with strength or power dominating the people. God says this is a wonderful [meaning astonishing] and horrible thing, or in the marginal rendering, this is an astonishment and filthiness. “The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests bear rule by their means [the elders dominate and bully the brethren in today’s Ekklesia], and my people love to have it so”.
People have been taught to fear the human authority over them. They had been taught to believe that some man comes between them and God, that there is an intercessor, a mediator between man and God other than Jesus Christ. And when people really believe this, when they believe that a man comes between them and God, that a man has the power to keep them out of God’s Kingdom, to keep them out of eternity, to keep them out of heaven or the paradise of God; having the power to prevent them from the being in the resurrection: When people really believe that, then this person has power, a real power, over those who believe such a thing and the people are enslaved with mental chains far stronger than any physical chains.
If the people believe that some person has the power to consign them to the second death, to consign them to the lake of fire, or as some teach to an ever burning eternal torment, that is real power. The people are enslaved with chains around their minds and around their spirit far more powerful, far stronger, far harder to break than any chains around their hands and feet.
In the ancient Roman Empire, the emperor was supreme. He had a huge area of land populated by many different peoples, and societies, and religions, and cultures, and there was a problem of controlling all those different people. Somebody over in Britain might say, “I don’t like the policies of Rome and I want independence”. And while the emperor was fighting in Britain, somebody might say the same thing in Bulgaria, and there was constant strife, constant upheaval, constant uprisings, and friction, and confusion, and the emperor had a headache.
The price of his empire was worry and stress, and he had a real problem maintaining his position and maintaining the empire. And then he began to notice that every culture, every society had their gods. And the people respected their gods, they worship their gods, they looked up to those gods, and each of these gods had their priests. And the priest had the respect of the people by teaching the people about this particular god, and by using his position as a priest of this particular god. And setting himself between the people and the god, the priest had great respect and great authority over the people.
Now Rome as an empire had many cultures and many gods. And it became very clear to the emperor that the way to power, the source of real power, lay in becoming a god. So, the emperor declared himself a god, or had the Senate proclaim him a god. This was not a difficult thing to do because he would just be one of many gods. Every culture respected the gods of other cultures and acknowledged their existence. One more wouldn’t make a whole lot of difference to the people, but it would make a lot of difference to the emperor. If he was a god, people would not dare to rebel against him. He would have that added degree of respect, the added degree of authority, and the added power of the superstition of the people.
So, the emperor declared himself to be a god. And this helps smooth out the affairs of the empire until the empire began to include the Jews in Judea. They did not acknowledge any other god as being a god. However, they tended to keep to themselves lest they’d be rendered unclean by the Gentiles; and except for commercial ventures, could pretty much be trusted to keep to themselves. So, this mingling was not a major problem until a person named Jesus Christ came on the scene. And He commanded his followers.
Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”.
Jesus commanded his followers to go out and spread the word, to evangelize, to teach all nations that the Eternal was God, and that Jesus Christ was his son. To teach all nations to live by every Word of God and to teach all nations that there was only one God, the Eternal God Father, and the Son.
This was a real problem for Rome. As these people went out preaching, a certain man named Saul went out, called an apostle to the gentiles; and he toured through Greece and Asia Minor and ended up in Rome. And it was said of him and those with him that he turned the whole world upside down. And that is exactly what he did.
He taught there was no god but God, and the emperor was not God, and neither were any of these other gods.
Suddenly the whole empire was turned upside down because the very foundation of power, the foundation of authority, the basis of the authority of the emperor was being challenged. This could not be tolerated and persecutions began. Not because these people were some sort of monsters or they were evil, or they did all kinds of wicked things, but because their teachings about God and about the Eternal being, the only God, set the entire Roman empire back on its heels, undercut the foundations of the authority of the empire, and made it extremely difficult for him to maintain order in the empire as people began to think, “Well if he’s not God, then maybe I can get independence or maybe I can challenge this, law or that law, or challenge the rulings on this or that, or rebel, or rise up in some way”.
The Roman Empire was shaken. Now over a period of time the degree of persecution rose and fell according to the inclinations of the various emperors that came along. However, by a certain time about the beginning of the fourth century A.D., a man named Constantine sought the throne of Rome. This man Constantine is purported to have seen a vision of a cross, and hearing the words in this sign conquer. Since that time, it has been suggested and thought that this was the sign of the cross, and it was Christianity, and he was being converted to Christianity. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The cross is simply the same thing as the older form of the letter “t”. Go to your paper and write the letter “t” in English and you will find that it is a cross. And the letter “t” stood in the mind of Constantine who was a sun worshiper, for the high priest of the sun god Tammuz. The letter “t” stood for Tammuz. Tammuz was the originator of the worship of the sun. People who worship the sun will tell you, “We do not worship the sun. The sun is merely a symbol. It is a symbol of the light bringer”. And the first high priest of this religion, the first teacher of this religion, the originator of this religion was a man named Tammuz. Tammuz was high priest to the Sun God and the Sun God is only a symbol for the uninitiated, and the initiated know that the sun is merely a representation of the light bringer Lucifer.
Lucifer, the being who rebelled against God and who became his adversary and was renamed Satan, the adversary. Lucifer, the God of this world, who deceives the whole world, used as his symbol the sun, because his original name Lucifer meant “the light bringer”. Now Constantine worshipped the sun. He was a sun worshiper, but being initiated into the highest levels of the hidden mysteries, he was a Satan worshiper, a Lucifer worshiper. The sun was the symbol of his god and the letter “t” or the cross was the symbol of his high priest Tammuz. In fact the cross was not and has never been the symbol of Christianity. The cross is always been a symbol of the religion of sun worship and of Tammuz.
The cross was later adopted by certain elements within the religion of Rome and accepted and labeled as Christian, but it was not Christian. It is simply relabeled as Christian and used to help deceive people into the religion of sun worship. Now Constantine conquered his opposition and assumed the leadership of the Roman Empire in the name of Tammuz, the high priest of the Sun God. And he worshipped the sun until the day of his death continuing to cast coins throughout this reign dedicated to Sol Invictus, the invincible Sun. Now Constantine realized that he had a problem on his hands. The so-called Christians were turning the beliefs in the empire upside down. And the more that were killed, the more were converted to that belief. So, that on many occasions the actual executioners were convicted and converted by the example of their victims.
And it was just impossible to control this new sect. So, Constantine did the one thing that is often done throughout history, “if you can’t beat them join them”. And he had a conference with Sylvester, Bishop of Rome and they reached a compromise. The Bishop of Rome would teach that the Emperor was not God but that he was the choice of God, the personal choice of God, that God backed him up, that God put him on the throne, and that anyone who disobeyed — who disobeys the emperor was disobeying God, and anyone who challenged the Emperor was challenging God, and that the Emperor was backed up and had his authority from God.
And as proof of that, he, the Bishop of Rome as high priest, would crown and anoint the Emperor thus demonstrating to people that the Emperor had the backing of God.
What was in this for the Bishop of Rome? Why he was made the Head of all the bishops, the head of the church, and his church was made the official religion of the empire. Now certain problems arose. If he was the official religious leader and the Head of the official religion of the empire, all the other religions wouldn’t like that idea. So, he had to convince them to join with him and to become part of the official religion.
How was this to be done? He went and he took their beliefs, their choice prized beliefs such as their annual festivals like the Saturnalia, which was the birthday of the Sun God. What the Bishop of Rome did was to simply re-label this the birthday of, the Son of God; and placed a Christian veneer upon it, relabeling this festival Christian, in this case Christmas. He did this with the other festivals as well such as the Bacchanalia and the Mayday and so on. These changes had to be justified amongst the Christian community already existing.
And how is that to be done? The bishops got together and they racked their brains and came up with the Primacy of Peter doctrine stating that Peter was given all authority from God regarding things on the earth to make whatever decisions they wanted, and what they were doing is in the best interests of the church, because it was bringing in millions of converts who weren’t really converted, but they were joining the church, officially becoming a part of the church. The church was becoming a force to be reckoned with within the empire, a power, and this end justified the means.
They took the “ends justifies the means” approach and used the Primacy of Peter heresy as the foundation. To make sure that the church and the Bishop of Rome would cooperate, Constantine called the Council of Nicea and there he commanded that all the bishops would now observe the venerable day of the invincible Sun and would no longer observe the Biblical Sabbath, which runs from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday on the grounds that it was Jewish. Constantine wanted the people to worship on the day of the sun. So, he passed an edict that all people would worship on the day of the invincible Sun. And this edict by the Emperor and the Bishop of Rome was to be enforced by the power of Rome, the armies and police of the Roman Empire.
And so it came about that, what was once the Christian church, which followed the teachings of Jesus Christ and obeyed the commandments of Almighty God, was perverted and seduced away from the teachings of God. Now the Primacy of Peter doctrine, which elevated the leader of the church above the word of God and empowered him to make any decision to bind anything or to loose anything, as he saw fit and for his own benefit, and the benefit of his institution and his organization. This resulted in the substitution of his own opinions, and the traditions of his Church; for the word of God.
This exalted this man above God’s word and set him up as judge of God’s word, and in so doing, by being a judge of what God said, he set himself up over God, he exalted himself above Almighty God. Now for these people things worked pretty well for the next few hundred years until a certain British King became more concerned with his own reproductive needs that he was above the authority of Rome. And he decided that he would make just as good a Pope as the Pope in Rome was, so he declared an English church with an English leader. He declared that the Crown head of England, the King or the Queen would be the Head of the Church of England, and that they would divorce from the Vatican because the Vatican would not grant him the divorce he wanted.
This set in motion a series of wars between Catholics and Anglicans in Britain and also a series of reformers within the Roman church. Many heroic personalities began to teach in the Roman church about the need for justice and judgment and the weightier matters of the law, and that the authority of the leader of the church was being carried too far. Other people like Cromwell fought against the religious power of Kings to gain for us the advantages of religious freedom that we possess in our nations today. And while we have many legal freedoms, there is still the matter of freedom of the mind, freedom of conscience, and freedom of spirit.
And again, the individual who believes that anyone can stand between themselves and God, and honestly believes that another human being can keep him out of God’s Kingdom, can prevent him from being in the resurrection to eternal life, and can consign him to the second death; If someone really believes that, then the person that he believes in; has total complete ultimate power. A falsely supposed authority, which belongs only to our Creator, only to Almighty God; for we shall be judged by every Word of God and only Almighty God will decide whether we are righteous or not. Only God will decide whether we may enter His Kingdom or not.
There is no mediator between man and God except Jesus Christ. There is no intercessor between man and God except Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
You know the Scriptures, you know these words, if you don’t get a good concordance and look them up. Intercessor and mediator, there is none between man and God, only Jesus Christ who gave himself for us.
Paul tells us in Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors for him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor death, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Consider he says, “Neither powers, nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. The term powers and principalities refers to all authorities, and people claiming to be apostles and Popes and Kings; and none of them, none whatsoever can ever come between us and God and his Christ, unless we allow them to do so, unless we allow them to come between us and God, unless we choose to follow them without checking and testing whether they be of God and from God and whether their words are consistent with the word of God.
No, Peter did not have the power to change God’s Word. And no man before or since has ever had such a prerogative. The Bible contains the laws of God, which are the means by which order will be maintained, the weak and innocent will be protected, and the means by which peaceful harmonious relationships between men, between each other, and between men and God will be maintained. The Holy Bible is the Constitution of the coming Kingdom of God. It is the basic law, the foundation upon which the Kingdom is built. No man has the right to try and tamper with that, has a right to decide to change that, has the right to decide for himself what must be bound and obeyed, and what may be ignored.
This is the basic law, the Constitution of the Kingdom of God. It is God, who is the king. It is his law and none of his subjects has the right to question that law or his authority because He is also our Creator, our Father. And the creation is never greater than the Creator, and the children are never greater than their father. Why then do people love to be dominated and controlled? Why then, as God said to Jeremiah, do the people love to have it so?
First, because they are taught that that is the way things should be. Second, because like the people of Israel in the days of Moses, they are afraid. They said, “Moses, you go and speak to God for us because we are very afraid”. And people are afraid today. They are afraid of making mistakes; they are afraid that they can’t understand, they are afraid, and they lack faith that God can lead them into the truth, that God’s Spirit will lead them into the truth. Yes of course mistakes will be made, but the righteous man gets back up and dusts himself off, and carries on with the journey into knowledge.
Do not ever be afraid to try and learn. If we were all afraid to try to walk as children, we would have never learned to walk. And the same is true spiritually speaking. If we are afraid to study, afraid to think, afraid to trust God, we will never develop and learn spiritual things. People want to be controlled. They want to be told what to do because they’re afraid, because they are taught to be that way, and because they are naturally involved in their own physical lives, and they’re spiritually lazy, and they don’t want to be bothered with checking things out, and studying and making the effort.
And I tell you, God is looking around for people who are willing to make the effort. And those are the people He will bring into His Kingdom, people who care enough to try, people who care enough to make the effort. Read the Parables of the Pounds and the Talents, remember the lessons there; that people who bury their talent, people who don’t try, people who don’t care, people who are content to be spoon-fed, and told what they should think and do, those people will have their pound, their talent taken away from them and given to somebody else who will do something with it, who will make an effort.
People just love to be told what to do, because that is the easy way. That is the way that requires a minimum of personal effort, and they figured they’ve got it made if they just do what they’re told.
Well, I tell you, it doesn’t work that way. You have to do what God tells you, not what some man tells you!
And to find out what God tells you, you have to make the effort to check it out, look it up, study, pray and learn, and not just rely on what some other person tells you because human beings make mistakes. They really do. We all do. Put your trust in God. Do not put your trust in men. And if you put your trust in God even though you yourself may make mistakes, God will lift you up, and He will help you, and you will make it right through to the very end.
An angel prophesies of the imminent destruction of Babylon [the now rising New Federal Europe] during the Marriage of the Lamb in heaven, as the Seven Last Plagues are poured out
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.
18:2 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.
18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [disloyalty to the Creator], and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her [bonding and becoming one with her, instead of becoming one with God], and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
18:4 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.
Brethren, this shows that God’s people are partaking of the Babylonian Mysteries in this latter day! How? By following the Babylonian Mysteries idolatrous system of exalting men as idols above any zeal for keeping and living by every Word of God!
In today’s Ekklesia we are committing the same sin and we are following the same false doctrine of the Babylonian Mysteries; we are following that doctrine of demons which teaches that we must follow anyone other than the Husband of our baptismal espousal! That some man has ultimate moral authority on the earth!
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
18:6 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.
18:7 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.
18:8 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.
The soon coming New Europe revival of Babylon, is to become fabulously wealthy during the first part of the tribulation, and they shall mourn greatly when the Asian nations destroy her and then Christ [The Rock of Daniel 2] comes to totally destroy all that remains of her.
18:9 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,
18:10 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.
18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
18:12 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,
18:13 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.
18:14 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.
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
18:16 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!
18:17 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,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
18:19 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.
18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
18:21 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.
18:22 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;
18:23 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.
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Then the chosen saints, now in heaven after their resurrection, will rejoice at the fall of the Babylonian Mysteries System, and at the coming of the Kingdom of God, and at their inheritance given to them to destroy and replace Babylon the Great!
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [The resurrected chosen will go to heaven for a time before coming back to the earth], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
After the resurrection of the chosen Jesus Christ will take them to the heavenly Temple for the Marriage of the Lamb, while the seven last plagues are poured out on the Babylonian Mysteries system on the earth. Then after the wedding feast and the distribution of offices they will come back to the earth for the final destruction of wickedness and the beginning of the Kingdom of God over all the earth.
19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is [represents] the righteousness of saints.
19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
The angel then tells John that the testimony of Jesus Christ [the proof that he dwells in us] is the spirit of prophecy [the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit enabling us to live by every Word of God]; which is the holy Spirit of God.
19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus [have the Spirit of Christ in us]: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Then Jesus Christ, the Husband of the collective spiritual bride is revealed with his armies of saints, as he makes ready to come to the earth to destroy Babylon the Great and to rule all nations.
19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
So much for the mainstream tolerant of sin false Jesus, now being adopted by some of the Ekklesia!
19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
19:14 And the armies [Jude 1:14] And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,] which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God [Zech 14].
19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Those who resist Christ in the massive armies gathered and fighting at Jerusalem shall perish and be carrion for scavenger birds and animals.
19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
It would appear that when Christ comes, both the armies of Asia and the army of the New Europe will turn to fight Messiah the Christ as he sets foot on the Mount of olives.
19:19 And I saw the beast [the New Europe], and the kings of the earth, and their armies [the Asian armies], gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army [of the resurrected chosen].
19:20 And the beast [the political leader of the New Europe] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
19:21 And the remnant [of the armies at Jerusalem] were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth [the command of Christ destroyed them]: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.