Yisrayl Details the Second Babylon…
Chapter 8 started the discourse about a city John the Revelator saw in a vision.
· John was shown a Prophecy for the Last Days.
· It is a Prophecy that will involve the whole world, but in this vision, John saw a certain city described as Mystery Babylon the Great.
Revelation 18:2, 4
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the Great is fallen (once), is fallen (the second time), and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My People, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
John described this city as a harlot!
Revelation 17:1, 5, 18
1 And there came one of the seven malakim which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters;
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that Great City, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying Alas, Alas, that Great City Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.
· Many students of Prophecy have confused the city John saw with the first, original Babylon.
· This original city of Babylon was captured by the Persians under Cyrus the Great in 539 B.C.E.
· Later, Alexander the Great planned to make the original city of Babylon the capitol of his Eastern Empire; but after his death, the original city Babylon gradually lost importance.
· This original city Babylon is not the city John saw.
The New Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia, 1950, Volume 3, page 872, tells us:
· Although the Persian kings made Babylon their residence, nothing was done for the restoration of the city.
· Alexander the Great, who, on his entrance in 331 B.C.E., had promised the inhabitants to rebuild the ruined temple, was unable to even clear away the rubbish, although he employed 10,000 workmen for two months.
· After his death in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar, and the foundation of Seleucus Nicator, Babylon went rapidly into decay.
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