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The Two  Babylons  Revelation  Ch. 17 - 18 2690 Gananoque Drive. Mississauga. ON. L5N 2R2. Canada. www.newlifebiblechapel....
Ch 17:  Destruction of the World’s ‘ Religious ’ System <ul><li>Revelation 17:1  –  Mystery Babylon. </li></ul><ul><li>And...
Babylon: Historical View <ul><li>Gen 4:8; 1 Jn 3:12.   Cain Satan's original convert.  </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 10:8-10.   Ni...
Babylon: vs.1   “…sitteth upon many waters”. <ul><li>Babel  to  Babylon </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenicia : Ashteroth and Tammuz...
Teaching of Semerimus <ul><li>She herself was the way to God. </li></ul><ul><li>She alone could administer salvation to si...
How it infected the Jewish nation <ul><li>Ezekiel 8: 14 .  So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD's ho...
Mystery Babylon: Current View <ul><li>The mystery Babylon is at work today. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Tim 3:1-5.   “…having a fo...
Mystery Babylon: Future View <ul><li>Rev 17: 8, 11.   The beast  that was…is not…but shall be. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stron...
Mystery Babylon: Future View <ul><li>False Church  lends its power to elevate Anti Christ in the first part of tribulation...
Rev 18:  Babylon - Destruction of the World’s Economic System <ul><li>Ch 17. Ecclesiastic.  </li></ul><ul><li>Religious – ...
Economic Power of Ancient Babylon <ul><li>Founded by Nimrod.  </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning &quot;the gate of god(s)&quot; . <...
Heavens’ reaction to Babylon’s destruction <ul><li>Rev 18: 20  &quot;Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] holy  </li></ul...
Lessons <ul><li>Sovereign will of God :  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rom 8:28  - God causes all things to work together for good...
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The Two Babylons

  1. 1. The Two Babylons Revelation Ch. 17 - 18 2690 Gananoque Drive. Mississauga. ON. L5N 2R2. Canada. www.newlifebiblechapel.com 31 January 2010. <ul><li>The sovereign will of God. </li></ul><ul><li>The sure judgement of God. </li></ul><ul><li>The sincere word of God. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Ch 17: Destruction of the World’s ‘ Religious ’ System <ul><li>Revelation 17:1 – Mystery Babylon. </li></ul><ul><li>And there came one of the seven angels which had the </li></ul><ul><li>seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come </li></ul><ul><li>hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great </li></ul><ul><li>whore that sitteth upon many waters: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Historical View </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current View </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future View </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Babylon: Historical View <ul><li>Gen 4:8; 1 Jn 3:12. Cain Satan's original convert. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 10:8-10. Nimrod. Mighty hunter ‘before’ the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 11:1-9. Official beginning of Satan’s Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Semrimus (wife of Nimrod) claims Tammuz, her firstborn as fulfillment of Gen 3:15 . </li></ul><ul><li>The mother-child worship begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopts title: Queen of heaven. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Babylon: vs.1 “…sitteth upon many waters”. <ul><li>Babel to Babylon </li></ul><ul><li>Phoenicia : Ashteroth and Tammuz. </li></ul><ul><li>Pergamos : Rev 2:13. Seat of Satan. </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt : Isia and Horus. </li></ul><ul><li>Greece : Aphrodite and Eros. </li></ul><ul><li>Rome : Venus and Cupid. </li></ul><ul><li>China : Mother Shing Moo and her child. </li></ul><ul><li>Germans : Virgin Hertha with child in arms. </li></ul><ul><li>Scandinavians: Disa pictured with a child. </li></ul><ul><li>India : Devaki and Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesus : Diana </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Emperor crowned Ponifex Maximus or High Priest. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constantine makes Christianity, the State religion. </li></ul></ul>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.
  5. 5. Teaching of Semerimus <ul><li>She herself was the way to God. </li></ul><ul><li>She alone could administer salvation to sinners through sacraments and sprinkling of holy water. </li></ul><ul><li>Tammuz was tragically slain by a wild boar. She fasted for 40 days and he came to life on Ishtar. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is celebrated each year by the temple virgins of the cult. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During the feast of Ishtar colored eggs were exchanged and eaten as symbol of resurrection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An evergreen tree was displayed and yule log was burned. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cakes marked with “T” for Tammuz (Hot cross buns) was baked and eaten. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How it infected the Jewish nation <ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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, &quot;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.&quot; You will surely keep your vows and perform your vows!' </li></ul><ul><li>God called Abraham from all of these. Josh 24: 2-3. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mystery Babylon: Current View <ul><li>The mystery Babylon is at work today. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Tim 3:1-5. “…having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.” </li></ul><ul><li>2 Peter 2:1. “…bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord.” </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 3:15-17 . “… I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot…” </li></ul><ul><li>The Apostate Church – Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Orthodoxy and other major religions who deny the power (??) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mystery Babylon: Future View <ul><li>Rev 17: 8, 11. The beast that was…is not…but shall be. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger than Rev 13. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rev 17: 7, 9, 10-11. Refers to the revived Roman Empire. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vs. 10. (Possible explanation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 have fallen: Augustus, Tiberius, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caligula, Claudius, Nero. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 is: Domitian. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not yet come: Anti Christ. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ten horns…Ten Kings. 17: 7, 12, 16. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel 2:42. Ten toes of the image. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revived Roman Empire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU ??. (Check the image on the coin). </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Mystery Babylon: Future View <ul><li>False Church lends its power to elevate Anti Christ in the first part of tribulation. Rev 17:7 . </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 17:16 . Anti Christ will turn to destroy her. The false church will be destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs 1. Worldwide influence. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs. 2. corrupts the entire earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs 4. Possesses vast wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs. 6. Drunk with the blood of the saints. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs 3, 7. Teams up with the Anti Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs 5. Name written on her forehead. Harlot advertising her trade. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs 9. Headquartered in Rome (??) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rev 18: Babylon - Destruction of the World’s Economic System <ul><li>Ch 17. Ecclesiastic. </li></ul><ul><li>Religious – Apostate Church </li></ul><ul><li>17:16. Hated by the Kings of the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed by Anti Christ and rulers </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed first – in the midst of the great tribulation </li></ul>Vs 2 . And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, &quot;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! <ul><li>Ch 18. Economic. </li></ul><ul><li>Political and commercial </li></ul><ul><li>18:9. Loved by the Kings </li></ul><ul><li>Vs. 5, 8. Destroyed by God </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed at the Second Coming of Christ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Economic Power of Ancient Babylon <ul><li>Founded by Nimrod. </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning &quot;the gate of god(s)&quot; . </li></ul><ul><li>Nebuchadnezzar built Babylon, the capital city of Babylonia. </li></ul><ul><li>The famous hanging gardens of Babylon were known to the Greeks as one of the seven wonders of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Historian Herodotus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City was surrounded by a wall 350 feet high and 87 feet thick – wide enough for six chariots to drive abreast. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There were 250 watch towers at strategic locations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside the wall was a large ditch or moat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of construction: one billion dollars ( though built with slave labour). </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Heavens’ reaction to Babylon’s destruction <ul><li>Rev 18: 20 &quot;Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] holy </li></ul><ul><li>apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!“ </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 18: 21-23 . Seven “no more”. </li></ul><ul><li>Three events during tribulation that causes heaven to rejoice. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rev 12:12. Satan is cast out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rev 18:20. Babylon is destroyed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rev 19:7. Lamb is married. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Lessons <ul><li>Sovereign will of God : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rom 8:28 - God causes all things to work together for good. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isaiah 46:11- I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sure Judgement of God: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Peter 3:3-9 – The Lord is not slack. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sincere’ Word of God: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Peter 2:2 – Desire the sincere word </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>of God. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Without wax, without compromise. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>James 1:21- and humbly accept the </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>message God has planted in your hearts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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