The mother of the harlots and the disgusting things of the earth has fallen and she literally will not get back up again. Who is this mother and why cant she get up again? Why should we care anyway?
First you have to know what this mother is, babylon the great. I have heard a few say it is rome, or big business, or whatever. it is nice to consider where babylon the great got started and why called babylon. you know babylon means babel, or confusion, (and if you say this world is not one big confusing mess you have been living in a bubble). The original babylon was a world power called the third one of bible history (those powers that have control or affected God’s people) and the head of gold of daniels prophecy of the image of daniel chapter 2.Daniel said you (to the ruler of babylon) are the head of gold.
But furthur back in history babylon got started by a creep named nimrod, he was a hunter of not just animals (and wanton at that for sport and all the love of the kill that sorta thing) but a hunter of humans as well. He basically was a cold blooded cruel killer of animals and people. He it was that got a start in building cities and empires of control over their fellows for self enrichment. Military campaigns as it were.
You can read about this creep in genesis chap 11. Anyway this guy had no regard for God or man, thus he was morally depraved, you can bet your bottom and top dollar satan helped him quite a bit to become that way. His desire was rulership so he prompted the people there to build a city to the heavens so they could remain tightly together (rather then spread out like God wanted) to make a name for themselves, of course he was seeking control but he couldn’t tell them that, I mean it can be pretty hard controling people who are all spread out and independently self sustaining and all.
in fact he was so influential that many people worship and wear a symbol all around the world that honors him. Want to know what that is? It is similar to the letter of the alphabet. Many people believe this symbol represents the apparatus Jesus died on, but for bible scholars who really know their stuff Jesus died on a stake, one pole. That was customary way the creepy romans tortured their victims to death.
Rather this symbol was used in worship long before Jesus came on the scene, nimrods defied name was tammuz.(roman name apollo) today people still worship tammaz. anyway, Babylon the great was a combo of political and religious center or foundation as it were. When God confused their languages to stop their diabolic plan they left off the city and spread abroad, like they should of done in the first place, and carried their beliefs with them. hence confusion, or babel. Hence the common denominator religious beliefs. What all have in common.
use of images, sun moon stars worship (both literal and symbolic) political involvement, military campaigns, supporting military operations of their home countries, perpetuating immorality,immortality of the soul (it doesn’t die jsut goes somewhere else), false teachings that discredit the bible, such as bible stories are myths, promotion of false worship like nature worship or evolution, teaching human philosophy instead of bible prinicples. trying to control by riding the scarlet colored wild beast (the united nations) hence more political meddling.
now what organizations can you think of that does exactly this all over the world regardless of nationality? is it not false religion? I was just reviewing revelation 17, 18, 14:8 ezekiel 9:1-11, and others like daniel 2:1-44 (rise and fall of world powers) also revelation 13 about the 7 headed wild beast,remember these are presented in signs not to be taken literally as far as symbolism here goes. rev 1:3
okay einstein, how has she fallen (I can hear you say that as plain as if we were talking on the phone) if you read rev 16:12 the river euphrates dries up, revelation 17:15 says the waters mean crowds, tongues and people, so she has support by the waters, (people). So basically babylon the great is losing support by the people, it is drying up, if you know about how the literal babylon was destroyed, cyrus diverted the river and the men were able to get into the city in thigh deep water. so while this river of the religious harlot is drying up it won’t be complety dried up. she will still have adherents when the political rulers turn on her. Also she has fallen in that she could no longer hold people who love rightouenss and truth in subjection, they could now study the bible themselves and learn what it says, and no longer did the false teachings like immortality of the soul, hellfire, and other false teachings hold them in bondage to her.
Daniel wrote that many will rove about and the true knowledge will become abundant, in this case since we are talking Jehovah’s worship, basically means roving about in the bible getting and understanding and applying it. Daniel 12:1-13. It even says that no wicked one will understand but those having insight will. your not wicked are you? I certainly hope not, lol. It also says this will occure in the later part of the days, which revelation chapter one says is the lord’s day, our day.
why give babylon the first attention for destruction? Because, christendom being the dominate part, has not taught the people to be moral servants of God, to be peaceable, loving, kind unselfish, it has winked at wrong doing, encouraged violence of every sort, it has done nothing to ease the burdens of oppression of sin, death, satan and political and commerical rulers, it has directed people to the wrong solutions for their suffering and injustice they endure all for the sake of keeping the people in subjection to them and their friends the political and commerical rulers. Basically the clergy and priests have become feeders of themselves fleeceing the flock. And they have caused themselves and their flock (members) blood guilt in promoting warfare, and abortions and blood transfusions and abuse of these various tissues just mentioned. This blood guilt has to be avenged on babylon the great and anyone else who supports or condones what they are doing.
All of this has reproached Jehovah, made him appear to be condoning this crime wave, makes him appear to either not care or not even exist at all. But by using the political sheperds to turn on the religous sheperds and their supporters Jehovah having put it in their hearts as revelation 17:17 to do this thing and even for all the nations to give up their sovereignty to this scarlet beast (united nations) He shows that christendom and all other religions do not serve him, he doesn’t approve of what they are doing and thus he proves his innocence and his actual existance (like pharoah said “who is Jehovah so that I should obey his voice,… whats more I do not know Jehovah and I will not send isreal away.” Boy did he find out in a hurry how wrong he was to ignore the evidence right in front of his face.
And the political sheperds don’t get off quite easily as well, but they are for another post, they too have sins they have to answer for too. And you big business, your in for it to, for your crimes as well. Seems a bit harsh but has anyone considered how harsh man has been to other men, how merciless and cruel they have been to each other? Should Jehovah worry about the feelings of the tyrants of the world?
Jehovahs people will not be fighting in this instance, but they will be still when this time comes waiting on Jehovah and sounding out the word of what is going ot happen and what you can do to become a survivor into God’s wonderful new world where tyrants, nimrods, big business and human governments will not exist. Revelation 21:3-4