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Just what is this…Mystery Babylon?
In order to understand just what this “Mystery Babylon” is, we first need to understand that the word, “Mystery”, is relevant when it comes to unraveling this prophetic, “Hidden Truth”. Since it is described as a mystery, then we know that it is not the literal Babylon. John didn’t sit in “Wonder” regarding the destruction of the literal city called “Babylon the Great” in Revelation, but he was in wonder about this, “Mystery Babylon”. As you will see though, it’s relationship to the historic Babylon and indeed it’s very nature, run in parallel with each other. So, lets start this study with a look at the actual city of Babylon.
The historic city of Babylon was situated on the Euphrates River about 95 miles south of Bagdad, Iraq. The city was almost square, about 14 miles per side. There were two huge walls surrounding the city, one inner wall, running parallel to the outer wall. There was a “moat” surrounding the walls using water diverted from the Euphrates. The Euphrates river also divided the city, by running through it. This city became home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the beautiful Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was said that at a distance the gardens looked like a mountain covered with foliage.
So why did God, draw parallels to this city? First off, the tower of Babel was within the city, and therein lies our first clue. To get some background, we need now to go back to the old testament book of Genesis, to see how this city started, and progressed to the point that they thought they could build a tower to heaven.
Noah’s son Ham, was cursed for berating his father, when in a drunken state and naked. Ham came in, saw his father and made a big deal of it to his brothers. Noah’s other two sons, Shem, and Japheth, came in and covered Noah’s nakedness, without “spying” on Noah. Now, there is a very good reason why Noah became so drunk, which is addressed in my, “In the Beginning..” letter. Suffice it to say, that the wine after the flood, fermented much quicker than before the flood. The wine was much more potent than what he had brewed the last time, and Noah was taken off guard and drank too much before he realized it. Exactly what Noah was doing in his naked state is not revealed to us, however Ham’s sin, is that of not honoring his father. Ham was told that for his sin, Canaan, his son, was cursed, he would “Serve his brothers”, and Ham’s descendants were enslaved more than any other. From Ham came the Ethiopians, the Egyptians, the Libyans and other tribes in North Africa, also tribes that settled in Palestine, Arabia, Tyre, Sidon, and other parts of the land promised to Abraham.
If you go to the book of Jasher, which was included in the scripture of Jesus day, and is referred to multiple times in the Bible, we find out that Ham stole from Noah, the animal skin garments that God had given to Adam and Eve. These garments gave Noah the ability to control all the animals. Ham took these garments from Noah, he gave them to his son Cush, who in turn gave them to his son, Nimrod. When Nimrod put them on, he became a mighty man, the “Great Hunter” he was called. These skins made him invincible in war, and enabled his hunting prowess. I’m sure with Adam and Eve’s animal skin clothing, Nimrod could call up any animal, immobilize it and kill it. He cheated. Let him take off those skins and see what the animals would do. God actually blessed his actions though, through the use of the skins, and enabled his victories. After much success, defeating even his brothers enemies, he sat down, was crowned king and then rested. This is when Nimrod made his biggest mistake. Just as Lucifer became proud, so did Nimrod. He thought to much of himself, and probably thinking of Ham’s curse, sought to enslave others, and proudly create his own empire, proving God wrong. It mattered not that God gave him his abilities, and every victory won, was won with God’s blessing. He wanted to bask in all the glory, all the glory that should be reserved for God and God alone. Then Nimrod, who had enslaved even his brethren, decided to go build a new city that would be home to his new palace.
That city’s name is Babylon.
Nimrod was evil, and forcibly united all the known world into his own “Empire”. He made gods out of wood and stone, and taught mankind to bow down and worship his gods, and he taught them all his wicked ways. Abram was born to Terah, one of the chief princes of Nimrod, and when he was born, the wise men and sages of the day, saw what probably was a comet, and knew by this that Abram would become great, multiply and destroy all the kings of the earth. They told this to Nimrod and devised a plan to buy Abram from Terah, and kill him. When Nimrod told this to Terah, and stated that if he wouldn’t give up his son, that he would have his whole household killed. Terah told Nimrod to give him 3 days to decide. Terah went home and relayed the “ultimatum” given him to his family. When the three days were complete, the king requested again Terah’s son, Terah took his handmaiden’s son, that had just been born, and gave this son to Nimrod, who immediately dashed the baby to the ground smashing his head, killing it. Terah then took Abram and hid him in a cave, and raised him there for ten years. This same Abram was sent to live with Noah and Shem, who taught him God’s ways, and Abram became Abraham, the father of faith.
Now Nimrod’s pride and godlessness grew, and he and his council decided to build a tower to heaven, so that they would always be the greatest, reigning over all the world, and uniting it so that they would not be scattered across the earth. So the tower of Babel’s construction began. There were probably different dialects of the same language used worldwide, which made communication between the people easy, kind of like the different accents within the English language. Nimrod had indeed united the world into a common government, religion, and economy, which God knew if left to their own devises, would create a union dedicated to false gods and religions and could in fact destroy all truth and true faith in the one true God, off of the face of the earth. When the tower became very tall, the people, in their pride, would shoot arrows into heaven, and when they came back down, they were covered in blood, which the people saw this as their having killed all of heavens inhabitants. God caused this though, to deceive them. In their pride, just as Lucifer had tried in the past, they exalted themselves. Well God, had had enough, and took seventy angels with him, they went down and confused the tongues. We get the term “babbling”, from this city. Neighbors couldn’t understand each other, and began killing each other. There were three divisions that God destroyed. Those that said, “we will ascend to heaven and serve our gods”, became like apes and elephants, I’m guessing by this that they became like beasts. Those who said, “we will smite the heavens with arrows”, God had them kill off each other. Those who said, “we will ascend to heaven and fight against Him”, God scattered across the earth. Those that were left, fled the tower and scattered. As for the tower, the earth opened up and swallowed a third of it. Fire from heaven came down and devoured a third, and a third was left and still existed, in the days of the writing of Jasher. Nimrod returned to Shinar, and reigned securely. He never returned to the Lord though, he taught wickedness to all, and his son Mardon, it is told was worse than his father. This then is how Nimrod tried to unite the world into a one world religion, government, and economy, which was evil in the sight of God.
That same spirit, that “one world” desire of the leaders was crushed at the tower, however the “Spirit of Babylon” did not die. It was resurrected through Nebuchadnezzar. You remember him. He is the one that enslaved Israel, reunited the known world into one kingdom, and demanded everyone to worship himself. Now Israel had two previous oppressors, Egypt and Assyria, however they were not “world powers”. Daniel, along with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were taken by Nebuchadnezzar, and were to be teachers and servants within the kings home. Their captors tried to “fatten” them up by feeding them the kings provisions. They though, would not bow down to this king who was not God, nor defile themselves by eating the kings provisions which included meats not allowed or prepared properly according to their commands from God. When confronted with their rebellion, Daniel made a deal that they would eat “pulse”, which was a variety of vegetables, beans and seeds, and water. After ten days they should compare these four, with the others that had been eating the kings food, and see who looked healthier. Of course they looked better than the others, so the king made everyone eat what these four were eating. God blessed Daniel, or Belteshazzar, which is what the Babylonians called him, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in all knowledge and wisdom, and Daniel was given the ability to interpret dreams and visions. They four were exalted in Babylon and counseled the king. They were ten times better than the magicians and astrologers of Babylon, in their wisdom and counsel.
Some time later, Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, and commanded his wise men to give to himself the dream and the interpretation of the dream. When they couldn’t come through for the king, he was angry and demanded all the wise men to be killed, which would have included Daniel and his friends. Daniel however, went to the king and asked for time so he could give the king what he desired. Then God revealed the dream to Daniel, which he relayed to the king and the interpretation was also given. In the kings vision, he saw an image of the present and future oppressors of Israel. The head of gold, was Nebuchadnezzar, representing Babylon. The chest and arms of silver, represented the Medo-Persian empire that succeeded Babylon. Again a world power that enslaved and persecuted Israel. The belly and thighs of brass, represented the Grecian empire what came next. Then you have the legs of iron, representing the Roman empire, and last but not least the feet and toes being a mixture of iron and clay, representing the revived Roman empire that will exist in the end, and will be destroyed by the “Stone” cut out without hands, which represents Jesus that comes at the end of the “Day of the Lord”, and His kingdom is set up which will have no end. After Daniel revealed these things to the king, the king fell prostrate at Daniel’s feet and worshipped him, and declared that Daniel’s God was truly God. He promoted Daniel, and at Daniel’s request, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Nebuchadnezzar then created an image of gold. This image, probably representing the king, was 125 feet tall and 12 1/2 feet wide. This was a foreshadow of the image that the antichrist will set up during the Great Tribulation. Then at the dedication ceremony, the decree came out that at the sound of horns, harps, flutes, drums and all kinds of music, that everyone in the kingdom stop what they are doing and fall down and worship this image that was set up by the king. If they didn’t worship this image, they were to be thrown into the fiery furnace. It is not known where Daniel was during this time, but certain Chaldeans were accusing the Jews of not worshiping the image that the king set up. You know this story, the king was furious and commanded the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than normal. He commanded his mighty army men to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and cast them into the furnace. They did this and the men that threw them into the furnace were burned up themselves just getting close enough to throw them in. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, however, were not burned, didn’t smell like smoke, and not a hair on their head was singed. When the king looked in though, he saw four men, loosed from their bindings, and walking in the midst of the flames, the fourth one was like the “Son of God”. The king then made a new decree that anyone that spoke against the God of the three Israelite sons, would be cut to pieces and their homes made into a “dung hill”. You know what “Dung” is, right?
At some later date, the king, Nebuchadnezzar, had another dream. He called in his wise men and told the dream to them, and they still couldn’t interpret the dream. Daniel then came in and gave the interpretation to the king. The king would be driven from men, and would live in the field with the beasts, and eat grass like an oxen. This would last for seven years. Then God would restore his mind and his kingdom and then he would know that Daniel’s God was truly the God of all gods. Twelve months went by, and in the kings pride he extolled himself and his kingdom and his own majesty. Then he went mad. Seven years later his senses came back and his kingdom was given back to him. Nebuchadnezzar finally got it, and never again did he try to exalt himself or any other gods over the true God. I expect to see Nebuchadnezzar in heaven.
Belshazzar, not to be confused with Daniel’s Babylonian name, “Belteshazzar”, became the next king of Babylon, and most likely never knew Daniel. He was proud himself, and exalted his own self and his kingdom. He had a very extravagant feast, for a thousand of his “Lords”. At this feast he commanded, that the sacred golden vessels from the Temple at Jerusalem, be brought in. His father, Nebuchadnezzar, had taken them from Israel, and they drank their wine from them. They praised their gods of gold, silver, brass, iron, wood and stone. The same hour, came the “Writing on the Wall”. A hand, or fingers, wrote on the wall, and Belshazzar was terrified. He called in his wise men, who couldn’t read the inscription. Then the queen, probably Belshazzar’s mother, came in and told Belshazzar of Daniel, who was brought in. Daniel then came in, and told the king to keep his gifts. He reminded Belshazzar of his fathers own pride that resulted in his going mad. He told the king that the true God had given him his kingdom, and in his own pride, despite knowing what had happened to his father, he still exalted himself and his false gods.
Daniel, however, interpreted the writing. MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. MENE means, “God has numbered thy kingdom and finished it”, this was reiterated twice. TEKEL means, “Thou art weighed in the balance, and are found wanting” or fell short. UPHARSIN, or PHARSIN is the plural form of PERES, meaning, “Thy kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.” That very night, Belshazzar was killed and his kingdom overthrown. Darius, the Median, took over the kingdom.
Darius liked Daniel though, and named him one of three presidents over the one hundred and twenty princes that Darius placed over the whole kingdom. Others though, being jealous, devised a way to get rid of Daniel, and had the king sign a decree that anyone that asked a petition, or that would pray, to any God or man other than Darius would be thrown into the lions den. Well, of course Daniel wouldn’t go for that, and as a result was thrown into the lions den for his insubordination. Darius, though, still liked Daniel and worried about what his decree had caused. He couldn’t sleep that night, and went straight to the lions den first thing in the morning, crying out to Daniel, in hopes that the God of Daniel had saved him. God did deliver him though, by shutting the lions mouths. Then Darius brought all of Daniel’s accusers and had them thrown into the lions den, and they were promptly eaten.
Looking back, Daniel himself had a dream, before the fall of Babylon, of four beasts coming up from the “Sea”, these beasts, paralleling Nebuchadnezzar’s great image, were the nations who would persecute Israel. The Lion, as the king of beasts, represents Babylon or Nebuchadnezzar, the greatest of the gentile nations. The bear, represented Medo-Persia. The leopard represented Greece. The wings of a fowl represented the division of Alexander the Greats kingdom given to his four generals, of which the Seleucid portion of that kingdom, being where the antichrist will come from. The antichrist may not directly come from this area but his ancestry will go back to this area which includes the current nations of western Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, etc. The antichrist is also called an Assyrian. The fourth beast, exceedingly great, with great iron teeth, represents the Roman empire. Then we see the ten horns of this beast representing the revived Roman empire, same as the ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s image. Then we see a “little horn”, that uprooted three horns. This is the antichrist, who comes on the scene and takes the place of, or uproots, three of the kingdoms of the revived Roman empire.
The associations that I have indicated in Daniels prophetic visions are not a new thing. You can go to most any commentary and the relationships between the beasts, or Nebuchadnezzar’s great image, and the nations that I have indicated, have been seen and taught on thoroughly. What I have done is to give you an overview of these relationships, for in this study, an in depth commentary on the associations would only serve to make this study tedious. If you are interested in further explanations, just pick up most any commentary on Daniel. Daniel is often referred to as the “Revelation” of the old testament. There are many parallels and correlations between the two books. What I want to do now is to go to Revelation and show you one particular parallel that is relevant to our study.
In Revelation, chapter 13 we read. “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns, ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave him his power and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
In 1956, a group of the elite and rich of the world, calling themselves interestingly, the “Club of Rome”, decided to divide the world into ten economic centers, even calling them “Kingdoms”. This was the beginning of GATT, resulting in the world trade agreements that are now in place all over the world. What this treaty did, was to create a world government, that has authority over the national governments of the world, regulating trade between the nations. They decided to place over this “Ten toed kingdom” seven judges, who had the final say and authority, over all the world powers.
The beast in the above scripture, is the antichrist. He is like Babylon, Greece, and Rome. He comes on the scene in an atmosphere of a one-world government, or at least the beginnings of one. This government is divided into ten kingdoms, and is ruled by seven leaders. Now the “judges” of GATT, may or may not be these seven heads, but there will be seven heads to this beast. Many commentaries have these heads as the successive “world power” leaders, such as Nebuchadnezzar, Darius, Alexander the Great, etc. These leaders have that same “Spirit of Babylon”, the satanic influence driving them to world domination in government, economy, and religion. I believe that it could be both, the current judges, along with the antichrist types. The last head, that has the mortal wound that was healed, is the final true antichrist himself. He will imitate the resurrection of Jesus, claiming himself as the “Christ”. Satan, that “Great Red Dragon” himself will give unto the antichrist his power. His rule will be for forty two months, or during the last three and a half years of the Great Tribulation, and then when that time is cut short, God’s wrath will be poured out on this earth on the Day of the Lord. This last antichrist, can’t come on the scene, or this leader will not be indwelt by Satan, with the full power of the antichrist, until “He that letteth”, meaning “holding back”, is taken out of the way. Michael, the archangel has restrained him in the past and is probably doing so now. God has given each true believer the Holy Spirit to dwell within us as the “earnest of our inheritance”, and God is not about to take that free gift away from us, and leave us here on earth without our Comforter. The Rapture will take place sometime during the last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation. The church is persecuted, and when the antichrist sets up that “Abomination” in the temple at Jerusalem, being empowered by Satan who was just cast out of heaven by Michael, he then persecutes the Saints furiously. God will cut that time short though, and when the signs in the sun, moon and stars are seen, we know that our redemption is nigh at hand.
Then we get to verse 11. “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom, Let him that hath understanding, count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”
This beast coming up out of the earth, is the false prophet. He is a religious leader, for he speaks as a lamb, or as “Christ”. He causes everyone to worship the antichrist, and receive his mark in order to buy or sell. This false prophet, exerciseth all the power of the first beast. The first beast, or antichrist, has much power on the earth, but he doesn’t enforce his authority until the false prophet comes in play. The GATT treaty, actually has a provision within, that states that the participating nations must assign a “Tax identification number” to each individual within the nations. And that, “no one may buy or sell unless they have this number”. This decree is not enforced totally yet, but will be. The relationship between the GATT treaty, which comprises many trade agreements all over the world such as NAFTA, SAFTA, etc., and this first beast, is obvious to anyone that has “Eyes to see and ears to hear”.
So what does these things have to do with this “Mystery Babylon”, which is the subject of this letter. First, there will be a literal city or nation called “Babylon the Great” that will be destroyed during the Great Tribulation. Personally, I don’t see the ancient city of Babylon, rising from the ashes, and becoming this great worldwide capital, although I guess it is possible. What I see, is that the greatest nation that is ruling, or at least having more influence than any other nation on earth, is Babylon the Great. It seems obvious that the United States fits the bill, however it could be another. This nation comprises all religions, and nationalities, and at one time was feared and adored by all nations. Obama, in talking to Muslims, which I personally believe that he is one secretly, said that the United States is no longer a “Christian” nation. He also just recently eliminated the national day of prayer, which was instituted by our early “Christian” leaders. So in the US, we have a global power, same as Babylon, supporting a one world government, same as Babylon, supporting any religion, which will evolve into a “World Religion”, same as Babylon, and supporting a worldwide financial system put in place through GATT. This same spirit of Babylon exists today, through the leaders, the richest elite, and their agendas, as it existed in the ancient city of Babylon.
There are the “New World Order” supporters, which consists of several groups. The Council on Foreign Relations, the Tri-Lateral Commission, the World Bank, the World Council of Churches, GATT, the G20, and others. Other organizations that support these same agendas, are the Freemasons, or the Masonic Order, the Illuminati, the Skull and Bones Society. The Masonic Order is not a Christian fraternity. They will accept anyone, who worships any God, any Messiah or religious leader, even Satan himself. There is also an inner core who worship Lucifer, even calling him the god of “goodness and light”, and calling Adonai the god of “darkness and evil”. Most Christian masons, do not even read their own books, and have no idea that they are actually supporting this inner core of Satanic worshippers. The Freemasons have members within every nation, and most of the world rulers are also masons. Even the Catholic church has many members who are masons. Pope John Paul once stated that he was afraid that the next pope could be aligned with the antichrist, because there were many bishops and cardinals who deny that Jesus came in the flesh, which is the spirit of antichrist. He also made statements that blesses communists, calls all religions as good as the next, and kisses the Koran. And our current Pope Benedict, has just called for a global authority, or bank, that would be in charge of the economies of the nations of the world. The leaders of nations that do not see eye to eye with this “one world order”, are finding themselves pushed out of office. Even at the newest G20 summit, there is a banner behind them that reads “Nouveau Monde”, which means literally “New World Order”.
People, listen to me. This world is uniting together, having one voice, one religion supporting many gods, one economy, and government. They are building a figurative, “Tower of Babel”, and are trying to dethrone God. God will not let this go on for long, and is about to intervene. Time is short and the “sh*t is about to hit the fan.”
Now, getting down to the nitty gritty and to the subject of this letter, identifying this “Mystery Babylon.”
Revelation 17: And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit unto the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the wonan was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come, and when he cometh he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou saweth are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings on hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he said unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations and tongues. 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 with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
There are 13 reasons that prove beyond a doubt that this “Mystery Babylon” is not a literal city, but a religious system. Information taken from Dake’s Annotated reference Bible.
1: “Playing the Whore”, in symbolic meaning always refers to religious fornication and idolatry.
2: Her causing many nations to commit fornication with her proves that idolatrous religious practices are being referred to.
3; She is not identified with the “kings of the earth”, which indicates that she is not a political power, but her influence is through religion.
4: The beast she rides is the 8th kingdom, made up of many peoples or nations, and her riding this beast shows us her religious influence over these peoples and nations.
5: Her attire of this whore, indicates not only that she is a religious system, but also an extremely wealthy religious system.
6: The golden cup in her hand, full of her uncleanness, and spiritual fornication and abominations, show her to be a religious system through which she dupes the worldly political powers.
7: Her name, “Mystery Babylon”, indicates that she is not the literal Babylon. It also refers to the “Mystery Religions”, of ancient Babylon. The ancient mystery religions started by Nimrod and his queen Semiramis spread among all nations. Their worship included worshipping the Supreme Father, the Queen of Heaven, and her Son. The cult claimed the highest wisdom and divine secrets. Julius Caesar became the head of this Babylonian cult in AD 63, other emperors held the office until AD 376, when the emperor Gratian, for Christian reasons refused it because he saw the practices as idolatrous. Demasus, bishop of the Christian church at Rome was elected to the headship in AD 378, and from there, Babylonianism and organized Christianity became one. The rites of Babylon were soon introduced into the Christian worship. The heathen temples were restored and beautified, and their rituals were encouraged. These rites included the worship and veneration of images, saints, relics, private confessions, penances, scourging, pilgrimages, the sign of the Cross, Christmas, Lady Day, Good Friday, Lent, and other pagan festivals soon became a part of Christian worship.
8: The name, “Mother of Harlots”, also referring to her as a religious system, and Harlots referring to the many branches that became as apostate as the great whore herself.
9: The name, “Mother of Abominations of the Earth”, also refers to her as a religious system that fosters and encourages idolatry and spiritual fornication.
10: Her drunkenness, being drunk with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus proves beyond a doubt that she is a religious institution. Only religion has killed Christians throughout history. The governments may have carried out much of the killing, but it was at the behest of the Church.
11: The hatred and destruction of her by the 10 Kings, indicate her religious character, dominating and influencing the last world order, until they tire of her and give their power to the antichrist.
12: The woman is sitting on the beast itself and not on the heads or horns in succession. The heads and horns are part of the beast, and only in that aspect is she riding the heads. It is clear that she is not part of the empire, but has a mighty influence on it.
13: The angels interpretation of her having a kingdom over the kingdoms of the earth, indicate her religious rule over these 10 kingdoms. Interestingly, the Vatican, which resides within a nation, is a nation itself with it’s own government and laws totally separate and not controlled by any other nation.
It is clear by the above, that the organized Catholic church, along with I believe the leadership of the protestant church, are none other than this harlot. We are told to, “Come out of her”. Not that we should leave the church, but we should not allow any leadership of the church and their rules, regulations, and implemented feasts, to be what we place our faith in. There is but one way to the Father, and that is through Christ himself. We need not to pray to saints, confess our sins to priests, and other such Babylonian religious practices, including the way communion is ordered by the church. The wafers used in the catholic church and many protestant churches, are identical to the wafers used in the sun worship that originated in Babylon. Jesus took bread, and broke it, typifying his broken body. These symbols are types, and are not intended to be the manifestation of the actual blood and body of Christ. Jesus blood was in his veins, and his body not yet broken when he told us to partake of the elements, and should be seen as symbols of what he did on the cross.
The world is quickly being transformed into the ten toed kingdom of the antichrist, and every where you look, it is obvious to those that are called, and have eyes to see and ears to hear. Jesus wants us to look to him and him alone as the author and finisher of our faith. Worship Him in Spirit and Truth, ignoring the commands of the elite of the world. What truly can they do to us. I will keep stepping on the toes of organized religion, and spreading truth. They have already taken my son, and tried to kill me as well. One day they may succeed, but as a seeker of truth, no matter what they do to me, I will continue to shout from the rooftops the true way of salvation.
With Love in Christ,
Patrick Robinson, Minister