The Prophecy of 

The Fall of Babylon

in the Book of Revelation

   

  
IV. "September 11" and the Fall of Babylon

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, many Christians and scholars have recognized the event related to the prophecy of the Fall of Babylon in the Book of Revelation, but that's only half the story.

The "September 11" is not the full course of the Fall of Babylon prophesied in Chapter 17 and 18 of the Book of Revelation, but only the warning of the Fall of Babylon in Revelation 14:8.

In Chapter 14 of the Book of Revelation, John saw three angels flying in the midair.

  • The First Angel "had the Eternal Gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth - to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, 'Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)

  • The Second Angel gave the warning, "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries." (Revelation 14:8)

  • The Third Angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:9-10)

This indicated that the warning of the Fall of Babylon would come at the same time the New Revelation of the Word of God, the "Eternal Gospel" for "every nation, tribe, language and people" (Revelation 14:6),  will be revealed. 

Although the "September 11" was not the Full fulfillment of the prophecy of the "Fall of Babylon", it did fulfill some prophecies regarding the Fall of Babylon:

  • "The kings of the earth...see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her." (Revelation 18:9)

  • "Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: 'Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!'" (Revelation 18:10)

  • "The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargos any more." (Revelation 18:11)

  • Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: 'Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!'” (Revelation 18:17-19)

These were the exact responses from the world when people saw this disaster broadcasted on TV or looked at it from far off the site. In a little over one hour after the terrorist attack, the twin towers collapsed with huge smoke rising to the sky, and all the leaders in the world saw it instantly through satellite broadcasting, just like what was prophesied in the Bible nineteen hundred years ago.

There is also a prophecy of the timing of the disaster in the Bible that was fulfilled by the "September 11". September 11, 2001, was originally set by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace. Before the disaster happened in that morning, the Secretary-General of the United Nations issued a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. Unfortunately, this message for peace never mentioned the blessing of God, not even once. How could people expect peace without the blessing of God?

Apostle Paul once warned about the timing of the disaster in his letter to the Thessalonians, Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3) That prophecy was fulfilled by the "Sept 11" on this International Day of Peace when people were saying "Peace and Safety".

I wish the "September 11" was the last disaster for the City of New York, but, unfortunately, it was only the warning of the "Fall of Babylon" given by the second angel in Chapter 14 of the Book of Revelation. After the warning of the angels in Revelation 14, there would be the "Seven Bowls of God's Wrath" in Revelation 16. Among these "Seven Bowls of God's Wrath", the Sixth Bowl of God's Wrath is about the War in Iraq and the rising of ISIS, which has been fulfilled right now. Then the Final full fulfillment of the prophecy of the "Fall of Babylon" will come, which will be much greater than the "September 11". 

The Prophecies The Fulfillment
Revelation 14:8 - The Warning of the "Fall of Babylon"
  
"September 11" in 2001
Revelation 16:12 - The Euphrates river dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.
 
The US and its allies entered Iraq from the East (Kuwait) in 2003 after the Embargo of Iraq (1990-2003)
Revelation 16:13-16 - The coming of the Evil Spirits to gather the kings of the world for the "War of Armageddon".
  
The rising of ISIS drew all the major powers into the Middle East for the final showdown of "Armageddon". (2013-now)
Revelation 17 & 18 - The Fall of Babylon
  
Coming Next

No one knows how this disaster will be fulfilled in the near future, except the Father in Heaven, but there is a way to revert the prophecy and avoid this disaster from happening. That's why the Son of Man is here to give the warning on the Full Fulfillment of the "Fall of Babylon" prophesied in Revelation 17 and 18, and hopefully, people can listen to the Word of God and avoid such catastrophe happening in the USA.

  

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