The Rise And Fall Of Babylon

Written by Michael Bradley

According torepparttar Book of Revelations,repparttar 140560 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 notrepparttar 140561 city of Babylon will literally be rebuilt again. After studyingrepparttar 140562 verses mentioned below - I believe thatrepparttar 140563 Bible is using literal interpretation and it is meaning exactly what it is saying. If this is correct - thenrepparttar 140564 city of Babylon will once more be rebuilt so God can literally wipe this unholy city offrepparttar 140565 face of this earth!

The city of Babylon is inrepparttar 140566 country of Iraq. Back inrepparttar 140567 early 70's, Saddam Hussein started to try to rebuildrepparttar 140568 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.

Godrepparttar 140569 Father has a SERIOUS PROBLEM withrepparttar 140570 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 arerepparttar 140571 reasons why.

Back inrepparttar 140572 Old Testament inrepparttar 140573 book of Genesis,repparttar 140574 city of Babylon wasrepparttar 140575 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 fromrepparttar 140576 city of Babylon.

Most, if not all ofrepparttar 140577 false religions of this world, can be traced back torepparttar 140578 city of Babylon. As you will see inrepparttar 140579 following verses, Babylon is called a harlot - because from out of her came allrepparttar 140580 other false religions that have set themselves up againstrepparttar 140581 one and only true God ofrepparttar 140582 Bible.

From these other false religions have come massive persecution of God's people throughoutrepparttar 140583 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 isrepparttar 140584 one causing all of this hatred toward Christians.

As we get intorepparttar 140585 7 year Tribulation, God arranges for this city to be rebuilt again, and then He will "arrange" forrepparttar 140586 city to be destroyed byrepparttar 140587 Antichrist and his 10 nation confederacy in one day! The Antichrist will have no idea that he is being used as a "pawn" by Godrepparttar 140588 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 withrepparttar 140589 destruction of Babylon, that He is inrepparttar 140590 process of getting ready to "clean uprepparttar 140591 earth", and that allrepparttar 140592 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 destroyrepparttar 140593 city of Babylon and everything that it stands for and represents. And then He will eventually come after Satan,repparttar 140594 Antichrist,repparttar 140595 False Prophet, all of Satan's demons and allrepparttar 140596 other unsaved people of this earth when Jesus comes back for His second coming.

Whenrepparttar 140597 Millennium Kingdom is set up forrepparttar 140598 1000 years, allrepparttar 140599 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 duringrepparttar 140600 1000 years that Jesus will rule for.

As you will see inrepparttar 140601 following verses, Babylon is once again going to be rebuilt, and it appears to become a major governmental and commercial place inrepparttar 140602 world. The Bible says thatrepparttar 140603 "harlot" will initially rule in tandem withrepparttar 140604 Antichrist. Whenrepparttar 140605 city is destroyed,repparttar 140606 Bible says that a lot ofrepparttar 140607 merchants, traders and seamen will mourn because they are no longer going to be able to trade and make money with her. The Bible saysrepparttar 140608 kings ofrepparttar 140609 earth were living luxuriously with her when she is destroyed, and they are all mourning because ofrepparttar 140610 loss of wealth that will occur to them as a result of her destruction.

The Scripture Verses

1. This first verse tells us thatrepparttar 140611 beast, who isrepparttar 140612 Antichrist, and his 10 nation confederacy will berepparttar 140613 ones who will destroy this city. However, this verse then goes on to tell us that God Himself isrepparttar 140614 one who will "put it intorepparttar 140615 hearts" ofrepparttar 140616 beast and his 10 nation confederacy to destroy Babylon. Here isrepparttar 140617 verse:

"Andrepparttar 140618 ten horns which you saw onrepparttar 140619 beast, they will haterepparttar 140620 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 giverepparttar 140621 kingdom torepparttar 140622 beast, untilrepparttar 140623 words of God are fulfilled. Andrepparttar 140624 woman whom you saw is that GREAT CITY which reigns overrepparttar 140625 kings ofrepparttar 140626 earth." (Revelations 17:16-18)
2. This next verse goes further intorepparttar 140627 actual destruction of Babylon. Apparentlyrepparttar 140628 city is literally destroyed in one hour! Here isrepparttar 140629 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, andrepparttar 140630 earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylonrepparttar 140631 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 allrepparttar 140632 nations have drunk ofrepparttar 140633 wine ofrepparttar 140634 wrath of her fornication,repparttar 140635 kings ofrepparttar 140636 earth have committed fornication with her, andrepparttar 140637 merchants ofrepparttar 140638 earth have become rich throughrepparttar 140639 abundance of her luxury ... Inrepparttar 140640 measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, inrepparttar 140641 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'.

The Restoration of the Jewish People

Written by Michael Bradley

This isrepparttar event that has already occurred. In 70 AD, after Jesusí death onrepparttar 140559 cross,repparttar 140560 Jewish people were dispersed throughoutrepparttar 140561 entire world. The Romans destroyed their one and only Temple and they were then scattered throughoutrepparttar 140562 whole world as prophesied inrepparttar 140563 Old Testament as a result of their failure to get their act together with Godrepparttar 140564 Father. Godrepparttar 140565 Father pronounced this judgment onrepparttar 140566 Jewish people as you get nearrepparttar 140567 end ofrepparttar 140568 Old Testament.

However, God then says after pronouncing this judgment on them - that He will still be their God, that He will still keeprepparttar 140569 pact and covenant that He had made with their earlier forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - and that He would bring them back to their homeland Israel atrepparttar 140570 end of time - shortly before Jesus would come back to our earth for His second coming. Here are 2 specific verses telling us this.

  1. "I will bring backrepparttar 140571 captives of My people Israel; they shall buildrepparttar 140572 waste cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them: they shall make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up fromrepparttar 140573 land I have given them," saysrepparttar 140574 Lord your God. (Amos 9:14-15)
  2. "It shall come to pass in that day thatrepparttar 140575 Lord shall set His hand againrepparttar 140576 second time to recoverrepparttar 140577 remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush ... He will set up a banner forrepparttar 140578 nations, and will assemblerepparttar 140579 outcasts of Israel and gather togetherrepparttar 140580 dispersed of Judah fromrepparttar 140581 four corners ofrepparttar 140582 earth." (Isaiah 11:11-12)

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