|Ruins of ancient Babylon/Babel|
Jeremiah also confirms this prophecy in 51:6-9.
Flee from the midst of Babylon,
And every one save his life!
Do not be cut off in her iniquity,
For this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance;
He shall recompense her.
Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand,
That made all the earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
Therefore the nations are deranged.
Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed.
Wail for her!
Take balm for her pain;
Perhaps she may be healed.
We would have healed Babylon,
But she is not healed.
Forsake her, and let us go everyone to his own country;
For her judgment reaches to heaven and is lifted up to the skies.
All this talk of Babylon, yet we know that physical Babylon is buried under sand. So what is this spiritual Babylon?
Revelation 17:1-5 speaks of a great prostitute on many waters (Arabia is surrounded by water on 3 sides). Kings have committed fornication with her, the great harlot.
And indeed, Revelation 17:15 says that many nations and tongues are involved. What sort of worldwide movement has its headquarters in Arabia?
This requires a journey back into ancient history. We have to go all the way back to the tower of Babel in Genesis 11. Ancient writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, and modern archaeological findings, shed light on what took place back then.
Back in Babel before the dispersion, the people had begun worshipping the host of heaven: the sun, moon, and stars. The devil had set up a false trinity, so to speak, with Nimrod, Semaramis, and their son Tammuz. When the tower was destroyed and the languages confused, this false god/goddess/son trio was carried all over the world, and been found in countless cultures on all continents.
|Aztec sun god|
|Germanic moon goddess|
|Egyptian moon goddess Isis with her son Horus|
|Mesopotamian fertility goddess Ishtar, aka Ashtoreth|
|Mary shown with the sun, moon, and stars.|
|Halos - a throwback to sun god worship|
|Monstrance - a Catholic object of worship|
|Moons everywhere. Coincidence?|
|The black stone at Mecca, kissed by worshippers.|
You can draw your own conclusion about the connection to the fertility moon goddess.
Well, what do the kings of the earth today want?
Remember the long lines at the gas stations in 1974? I was a little kid then, and I still remember them. But what I didn't know until recently was that the Arabs instituted an oil embargo against the United States after
The kings of the world want this oil, and they are willing to kiss the feet of the beast in order to get it.
Revelation 18:4 warns us: come out of her, my people! Leave this false religious system behind and return to pure worship.
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