Summary: This economic system is a worldwide system; it’s to do with wealth and commerce. Babylon emphasized in this chapter is commerce on a worldwide scale, i.e., international or multinational organizations. Business minded people that invest money in stock
Rev.# 60~18:1-3 POLITICAL & COMMERCIAL BABYLON DESTROYED 6-26-10
Babylon was not only an ancient city and a powerful empire, but also the symbol of mankind’s rebellion against God. Here in chapter 18: Babylon represents the world economic system of the beast. –The antichrist--
This economic system is a worldwide system; it’s to do with wealth and commerce.
Babylon emphasized in this chapter is commerce on a worldwide scale, i.e., international or multinational organizations. Business minded people that invest money in stocks watch the stock markets world wide.-- Babylon represents the world economic system.
I think personally that we are at this present time seeing the beginning of this great collapse especially in our country, many people are without jobs and losing their homes, people have committed suicide because of the stress. It appears that our nation is in the biggest economic crisis of its history, and the national debt just continues to pile up day by day.
I believe that God has placed Obama in the white house to continue on with the mass debt that he has had a big hand in causing with the help of our weak congress.—“yes we can !”--
Daniel 2:21 And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings:
He places world leaders in place to accomplish His will and purpose, and many times He even protects them in order for them to continue on. Gods plan will come to pass exactly as He said.
Isaiah 46:9-10--- I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
John calls Babylon a city about 8 times, but the Bible makes it clear that old Babylon will never be rebuilt, and so that is settled for time and eternity. Many Bible scholars say it will, but the Old Babylon will never be rebuilt.
Jer. 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
v-43-- a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.
Jer. 51:62 says, "It shall be desolate forever," and v. 64 adds, "shall Babylon sink, and shall
This is an utter fall, which is never again salvaged or rescued. It was taken by the Persians in 539 BC and now lies desolate as it has for centuries. The destruction of old Babylon has been fulfilled; it has been waste for centuries; and according to Gods word it shall not be rebuilt.
And so if there’s to be another city referred to as Babylon it will be somewhere else, it could possibly be Rome, because Peter in his 1st epistle wrote from Rome and he called it Babylon.
1st pet.5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you;---- Rome (which here has the symbolic name of Babylon)
In our study of chapter 17: we saw that Babylon the Great religious system was destroyed. There the manifestation of Babylon the Great was the great false one world church, which was destroyed by the ten kings of the R.R.E.and the Antichrist.
The woman who is destroyed in chapter 17 is made desolate, naked, and burned with fire by the beast with the ten horns.
The destruction of the harlot in chapter 17 is the fall of Babylon in its ecclesiastical or religious sense and that it probably occurs when the antichrist assumes the role of god at the mid way point or there about of the 7 years.
The world church is destroyed in favor of a world religion honoring the political dictator,
And now that this is done, Antichrist can be worshipped as god without sharing the hearts of men with the false church. So the world has a false god to worship.
The wealth originally collected through the influence of the apostate church is taken over by the political system in the great tribulation,** (the great tribulation is the last half of the 7 year tribulation) which with universal political power is able to exploit to the full its accumulation of wealth.
In Chapter 18 we see another manifestation of Babylon the Great. Remember that Babylon the Great is not only a one world church system but also a city.
It appears that the Vatican there in Rome today will be the headquarters of this woman the great harlot, where she sits as the religious systems authority for the 1st half of the 7 years, but as we’re told here in
chapter 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.