The Prophecy of 

The Fall of Babylon

in the Book of Revelation

   

In the Bible's Book of Revelation, the largest disaster would be the Fall of Babylon, which was prophesied from Chapter 17 to Chapter 18 of the Book of Revelation, before the final event of the "Second Coming" in Chapter 19 of the Revelation. After the Seven Bowls of God's Wrath prophesied in Chapter 16, "God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath." (Revelation 16:19) That will be the judgment of God on Babylon the Great prophesied in Chapter 17 and 18 of the Book of Revelation.

Historically, Babylon was a major kingdom in the ancient Mesopotamian area from 18th to 6th century BC. Its capital, the Great City of Babylon, was built on the Euphrates river located 59 miles (94 kilometers) southwest of Baghdad, Iraq. It was the largest city in the world during the 18th century BC and again during 600-300 BC. 

In 539 BC, the Persian King Cyrus the Great defeated and conquered the Empire of Babylon and made Babylon a province of the Persian Empire. After a thousand years of changing power in the region, the ancient city of Babylon was gradually destroyed and desolated. Currently, only some ruins of the ancient city left in the area where used to be the largest city in the world.

In the ancient Babylon, their religion was a polytheism, including the worship of Goddess Ishtar, the Babylonian Goddess of love, sex and fertility. They had the tradition of performing sexual rites, including temple prostitution, during their religious worship of the Goddess of Sex in the Ishtar's temples. That's why at the beginning of Chapter 17 of the Book of Revelation, one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls said to John, Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute (Babylon the Great), who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries. (Revelation 17:1-2)

And then, John saw the vision of a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The title was written on her forehead:

MYSTERY
BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
(Revelation 17:3-5)

John also saw that "the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus." (Revelation 17:6) This vision of a woman dressed in luxurious clothing drinking the blood of saint and sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names indicates she represents the sins of abominations and blasphemy against God, especially with the hostility toward Jesus, Christians and Christianity.

Now, the ancient city of Babylon has already been perished for over a thousand years. So where is this Babylon the Great referred to today in the prophecy of the Fall of Babylon, which was characterized by the woman on the beast with the sins of adulteries, abominations, the blasphemy against God and the hostility toward Christianity? The answer is finally revealed as the 2,000-year prophecy of the "Fall of Babylon" is finally decoded.

I. The Ten Characteristics of "The Great City of Babylon"

II. New York City and the Statue of Liberty in the Prophecy

III. The Spiritual Movement of "Babylon the Great" in the History

IV. The "September 11" and the "Fall of Babylon"

V. How to Save New York City and Avoid the Catastrophe of the "Fall of Babylon"

 

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