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The Judgment of
Babylon the Great Is Destroyed!

Here, in chapter 18, we are greeted with a
proclamation; an open invitation, ringing throughout
all the heavens:  jubilate!  Not surprisingly, that
jubilation centers in Heaven’s ecstasy and joy over
the desecrated sight of Babylon the Great.  But, at
the ends of chapters 16 & 17, the slate has been
wiped clean of both Babylons (that is both Rome,
Italy and Vatican City, world headquarters of the
Great Whore, the Roman Catholic Church.).  To
whom then, does this Babylon the Great refer, and
why such jubilation and the ensuing expressions of
vitriol, laced throughout with Supreme disgust and
disdain?   For starters, one might do well to note
that, notwithstanding the name chosen to represent
her, and, in spite of the reference by the end-times
merchants and politicians
of the nations to her as “that great city”, the fact is Babylon the Great here is not a city, at all.  She is not ancient Babylon re-
built (see the Side Bar, page 11 and the Conclusion).  Interestingly, she displays none of the psychosis common to Babylon the
Great of chapter 17.  There is no evident personality disorder or conflicts.  Her profile, and, her apparent standing and reception
amongst the nations is markedly, if not remarkably, different than the known, historical relationship managed and maintained by
the woman in either her ancient, purely secular role, or, in her religious role as it spans the gap between those ancient years of
her beginning and the present.  

Although the prophecy was written in the days when many lands and their peoples were known primarily by their chief city,
and thus the people tended to think in those terms, Babylon the Great here is a strictly end-times entity, having no roots in
antiquity (quite unlike her name sake in the “end-times” great whore; whose roots stretch from the ancient days of the Roman
Empire, to the final days of history.).  This “city”, like the concept(s) of the Book itself throughout, in the Mind of its Creator,
was something totally foreign to the minds of the likes of John, in that day.  They did not know her kind in their times.  There
had never been anything like her.  There have not been for centuries, there are not now and there will be no such city-states
when she is finally knocked down in these last days; leveled to the ground, never to rise again.  So, knowing then that she is not
Babylon, Iraq rebuilt (as will be discussed briefly, shortly), and, if she is not the obvious in terms of the only known shoe that
either can or could ever have fit the imprint perfectly, to a tee, who then, is she?   The description of Babylon the Great is quite
graphic and revealing.  What do the particulars and themes surrounding that description reveal for us about her, and, how do
they square with the particulars and themes surrounding the two Babylons discussed previously?
A specific set of qualifiers are given, which set this Babylon the Great apart:
1)        she is cosmopolitan:  figures prominently in the global political arena, and, in international affairs, for the most part,
without the usual pressure of military occupation and domination
2)        she has and maintains a (God-less) charisma that is manifestly Babylonian in nature and in spirit
3)        she has a peaceful impact (relatively) on global economics, and is heavily involved in international trade
4)        being highly religious, she leads the world into fornication (service to false gods, in the name of the Living God—i.e.,
she spreads a ‘false’ Christianity); she deceives the nations with sorcery (heavy drug or narcotics trafficking, :23)
5)        she is enormously wealthy through free trade with the nations, as opposed to forceful occupation and exploitation of
multiples of other nations; the kind known to and dreaded throughout the ancient world (in contrast to ancient Rome, the British
Empire, Napoleon’s objective, or that of Hitler and the Japanese)
6)        the nations are enormously wealthy by trading freely with her, the envy of other nations
7)        she is haughty, extremely arrogant, cocky and self-reliant, overly self-satisfied
8)        her swift, thorough and complete destruction—from which she will never recover—will spark an irreversible, crushing,
world-spanning recession, a fiscal death-toll, that will plunge all the nations into an economic spiral of unparalleled proportions
9)        her existence is primarily eschatological; that is, she exists only in the last days, with no other manifest ties to antiquity
Up to this point, life on earth will have gone on, ‘business as usual’, per Luke 17.  “Men will eat and drink like always; they will
be marrying and giving in marriage”, as usual.  Then, Paul says, all hell will break loose (II Thes. 5).  The moment the nations
shall say peace and safety, or, think that they have at long last eliminated any possibility of further conflict amongst the nations,
at that moment sudden destruction will overtake them, like a woman overcome of her labor pains.  Knowing what we know
today, in terms of how life progresses and proceeds from one trying-time to the next, interspersed with bouts or spans of peace
as it were, only to be replaced eventually by yet another (be it political, social, economic or military), followed by a few more
valleys and smooth rides, up to the moment of the assertion “peace and safety”, mankind will honestly think that they have
arrived.  They have achieved a genuine, lasting solution to all of the troubles that plague mankind.  God would have us know
however, they will be wrong.  

At some point in the near future, all of humanity’s hopes and dreams will be traumatically up-ended and shattered, as the world
around them is ripped apart by a new out break of strife, followed by global wars, accompanied by a high death toll well in
excess of one billion (whatever the physical roles played by groups like the Taliban, God wants all men to understand that His
will be the Hand that drives them on.).  As with humpty dumpty, having had a great fall, after he sat on that wall—“all the king’
s men, and all the king’s horses couldn’t put humpty dumpty back together again”—so likewise, they will not recover (See the
Side Bar below, p. 29-34:  Vulnerability).  This is the beginning of the Day of the Lord.  It is, albeit, not the Second coming of
Jesus Christ at Armageddon.  This day will come unannounced, without warning or, fanfare—like a thief who comes in the
night (His appearance at Armageddon, will be a spectacular, highly visible affair.).
"beyond a shadow of a
doubt that Babylon the
Great is not Babylon, Iraq"
“Like squeezing a camel
through the eye of a
needle, so is the difficulty
in getting the wealthy, the
intellectual, into the
Kingdom of God”,
"  Former President
George Bush, Sr. was
shown in online video
footage speaking
affectionately, in glowing
terms about the “New
World Order” "
jubilation centers in
Heaven’s ecstasy and joy
over the desecrated sight
of Babylon the Great.
5. Fate:  God
Commissions the Death
of the Greatest Nation of
All Time
6.  Economic Melt-Down
7. Conclusion
Side Bars
Great Babylon
"...a renewal of that anti-
God vision, as some are
even now proposing,
could see Babylon
brought back to life as a
major tourist destination—
on a par with the
Egyptian Pyramids;
replete with all sorts of
money-making amenities.  
Some think that should all
of this transpire, Iraq
stands a good chance to
become the richest
country on the planet..."