According to Book of Revelations, city of Babylon has to be rebuilt once again. This is another key event for everyone to really keep an eye on. Prophecy scholars are divided in their opinion as to whether or not city of Babylon will literally be rebuilt again. After studying verses mentioned below - I believe that Bible is using literal interpretation and it is meaning exactly what it is saying. If this is correct - then city of Babylon will once more be rebuilt so God can literally wipe this unholy city off face of this earth!
The city of Babylon is in country of Iraq. Back in early 70's, Saddam Hussein started to try to rebuild city once again. He probably got about half of it rebuilt before we took him out in our war with Iraq. It remains to be seen if Iraq will continue to rebuild this city once a new government has been put into place and things start to settle down.
God Father has a SERIOUS PROBLEM with city of Babylon. I personally feel that He is going to allow it to be rebuilt once again so that He can personally DESTROY IT HIMSELF. Here are reasons why.
Back in Old Testament in book of Genesis, city of Babylon was first city where man began to worship himself in organized rebellion against God Himself. It was where Satan officially set up his initial "headquarters." The first official world ruler was Nimrod and he ruled from city of Babylon.
Most, if not all of false religions of this world, can be traced back to city of Babylon. As you will see in following verses, Babylon is called a harlot - because from out of her came all other false religions that have set themselves up against one and only true God of Bible.
From these other false religions have come massive persecution of God's people throughout ages. Satan and his demons have obviously been behind all of these other false religions such as Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.
It is a well known fact that many Muslims hate Christians, and there is horrible persecution going on even right now with Muslims slaughtering Christians in Sudan and parts of Indonesia. Satan and his demons rule behind these other false religions and he is one causing all of this hatred toward Christians.
As we get into 7 year Tribulation, God arranges for this city to be rebuilt again, and then He will "arrange" for city to be destroyed by Antichrist and his 10 nation confederacy in one day! The Antichrist will have no idea that he is being used as a "pawn" by God Father when he sets out to destroy this city.
I have a feeling Satan may be able to read what I believe will be a very heavy sign from God as to why this city is being raised up again - just so God can personally destroy it Himself. I believe God is saying with destruction of Babylon, that He is in process of getting ready to "clean up earth", and that all false religions of this world are going to be taken out when Jesus returns back to our earth to set up His Millennium Kingdom.
God will first destroy city of Babylon and everything that it stands for and represents. And then He will eventually come after Satan, Antichrist, False Prophet, all of Satan's demons and all other unsaved people of this earth when Jesus comes back for His second coming.
When Millennium Kingdom is set up for 1000 years, all bad and unsaved people and Satan and all of his demons will be totally taken out so that we can have true peace on this earth during 1000 years that Jesus will rule for.
As you will see in following verses, Babylon is once again going to be rebuilt, and it appears to become a major governmental and commercial place in world. The Bible says that "harlot" will initially rule in tandem with Antichrist. When city is destroyed, Bible says that a lot of merchants, traders and seamen will mourn because they are no longer going to be able to trade and make money with her. The Bible says kings of earth were living luxuriously with her when she is destroyed, and they are all mourning because of loss of wealth that will occur to them as a result of her destruction.
The Scripture Verses
1. This first verse tells us that beast, who is Antichrist, and his 10 nation confederacy will be ones who will destroy this city. However, this verse then goes on to tell us that God Himself is one who will "put it into hearts" of beast and his 10 nation confederacy to destroy Babylon. Here is verse:
"And ten horns which you saw on beast, they will hate harlot, make her desolate and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give kingdom to beast, until words of God are fulfilled. And woman whom you saw is that GREAT CITY which reigns over kings of earth." (Revelations 17:16-18) 2. This next verse goes further into actual destruction of Babylon. Apparently city is literally destroyed in one hour! Here is verse that wraps up what God has to say about destroying this unholy place.
"After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a habitation of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird.'
For all nations have drunk of wine of wrath of her fornication, kings of earth have committed fornication with her, and merchants of earth have become rich through abundance of her luxury ... In measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in 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'.