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Ch 17: Destruction of the World’s ‘ Religious ’ System
Revelation 17:1 – Mystery Babylon.
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:
Babylon: Historical View
Gen 4:8; 1 Jn 3:12. Cain Satan's original convert.
Gen 10:8-10. Nimrod. Mighty hunter ‘before’ the Lord.
Gen 11:1-9. Official beginning of Satan’s Church.
Semrimus (wife of Nimrod) claims Tammuz, her firstborn as fulfillment of Gen 3:15 .
The mother-child worship begins.
Adopts title: Queen of heaven.
Babylon: vs.1 “…sitteth upon many waters”.
Babel to Babylon
Phoenicia : Ashteroth and Tammuz.
Pergamos : Rev 2:13. Seat of Satan.
Egypt : Isia and Horus.
Greece : Aphrodite and Eros.
Rome : Venus and Cupid.
China : Mother Shing Moo and her child.
Germans : Virgin Hertha with child in arms.
Scandinavians: Disa pictured with a child.
India : Devaki and Krishna
Ephesus : Diana
Roman Emperor crowned Ponifex Maximus or High Priest.
Constantine makes Christianity, the State religion.
Rev 17:15 - And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Teaching of Semerimus
She herself was the way to God.
She alone could administer salvation to sinners through sacraments and sprinkling of holy water.
Tammuz was tragically slain by a wild boar. She fasted for 40 days and he came to life on Ishtar.
This is celebrated each year by the temple virgins of the cult.
During the feast of Ishtar colored eggs were exchanged and eaten as symbol of resurrection.
An evergreen tree was displayed and yule log was burned.
Cakes marked with “T” for Tammuz (Hot cross buns) was baked and eaten.
How it infected the Jewish nation
Ezekiel 8: 14 . So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD's house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz .
Jer 7:18. The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven ; and [they] pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger.
Jer 44:25. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: 'You and your wives have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled with your hands, saying, "We will surely keep our vows that we have made, to burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her." You will surely keep your vows and perform your vows!'
God called Abraham from all of these. Josh 24: 2-3.
Mystery Babylon: Current View
The mystery Babylon is at work today.
2 Tim 3:1-5. “…having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.”
2 Peter 2:1. “…bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord.”
Rev 3:15-17 . “… I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot…”
The Apostate Church – Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Orthodoxy and other major religions who deny the power (??)
Mystery Babylon: Future View
Rev 17: 8, 11. The beast that was…is not…but shall be.
Stronger than Rev 13.
Rev 17: 7, 9, 10-11. Refers to the revived Roman Empire.
Vs. 10. (Possible explanation)
5 have fallen: Augustus, Tiberius,
Caligula, Claudius, Nero.
1 is: Domitian.
Not yet come: Anti Christ.
Ten horns…Ten Kings. 17: 7, 12, 16.
Daniel 2:42. Ten toes of the image.
Revived Roman Empire
EU ??. (Check the image on the coin).
Mystery Babylon: Future View
False Church lends its power to elevate Anti Christ in the first part of tribulation. Rev 17:7 .
Rev 17:16 . Anti Christ will turn to destroy her. The false church will be destroyed.
Vs 1. Worldwide influence.
Vs. 2. corrupts the entire earth.
Vs 4. Possesses vast wealth.
Vs. 6. Drunk with the blood of the saints.
Vs 3, 7. Teams up with the Anti Christ.
Vs 5. Name written on her forehead. Harlot advertising her trade.
Vs 9. Headquartered in Rome (??)
Rev 18: Babylon - Destruction of the World’s Economic System
Ch 17. Ecclesiastic.
Religious – Apostate Church
17:16. Hated by the Kings of the earth.
Destroyed by Anti Christ and rulers
Destroyed first – in the midst of the great tribulation
Vs 2 . And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!
Ch 18. Economic.
Political and commercial
18:9. Loved by the Kings
Vs. 5, 8. Destroyed by God
Destroyed at the Second Coming of Christ
Economic Power of Ancient Babylon
Founded by Nimrod.
Meaning "the gate of god(s)" .
Nebuchadnezzar built Babylon, the capital city of Babylonia.
The famous hanging gardens of Babylon were known to the Greeks as one of the seven wonders of the world.
City was surrounded by a wall 350 feet high and 87 feet thick – wide enough for six chariots to drive abreast.
There were 250 watch towers at strategic locations.
Outside the wall was a large ditch or moat.
Cost of construction: one billion dollars ( though built with slave labour).
Heavens’ reaction to Babylon’s destruction
Rev 18: 20 "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] holy
apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!“
Rev 18: 21-23 . Seven “no more”.
Three events during tribulation that causes heaven to rejoice.
Rev 12:12. Satan is cast out.
Rev 18:20. Babylon is destroyed.
Rev 19:7. Lamb is married.
Sovereign will of God :
Rom 8:28 - God causes all things to work together for good.
Isaiah 46:11- I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.