the mystical book of Revelation, the apostle John sees a scarlet
woman called “Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations
of the Earth.” She is drunk on the blood of Christians and
rides a many-horned and -headed beast. John was told this woman
symbolized a city that would one day rule and corrupt the world.
Who is this woman? Does she exist today?
answer lies thousands of years in history, in a story of redemption,
love and betrayal – recounted in Ezekiel 16. This stern yet
tender allegory tells how God rescued Israel from death as a rejected
infant and chose her for His spiritual bride – not because
of her goodness but out of His compassion. From the furnace of Egyptian
bondage, the tiny Hebrew nation burst forth. She plagued Pharaoh,
crossed the divided sea and finally lived under Moses’ leadership
in the desert of Sinai. There God entered the covenant of spiritual
marriage with His bride. But that happiness was so brief!
[Israel] you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot because
of your fame and poured out your harlotry on every passer-by who
might be willing… (Ezekiel 16:15).
Moses through the prophets, Israel is repeatedly characterized as
an imperious whore. In more than 80 instances, she is specifically
denounced as a harlot or lewd woman. Isaiah and the other pre-exilic
prophets aimed their wrath at Jerusalem: “How the faithful
city has become a harlot!" (Isaiah 1:21) Isaiah denounced apostate
Jews as “sons of a sorceress, offspring of an adulterer and
a prostitute” (Isaiah 57:3).
Israel’s evil ways end in the dusty annals of the Old Testament?
No. Israel rejected Jesus Christ, her Messiah. She has never yet
repented. This compels an inevitable conclusion: Israel of today
and tomorrow is the same symbolic woman once chosen as God’s
unique bride but ultimately divorced and cast away because of her
spiritual adultery. Israel is that “Mother of Harlots”
John saw on the beast of Revelation 17 and 18.
was the first to marry God (Christ) and be spiritually one with
Him. Thus the position she enjoyed as a spiritual bride was unique
to her. Likewise, only apostate Israel can be the “mother”
of spiritual whoredom. When she was chosen as Christ’s bride,
other nations were disobedient like a child to its parent. Only
Israel was made capable of a wife’s infidelity. As a result,
when she became a spiritual whore, she was indelibly marked, “Mother
of Harlots.” Jeremiah said, “You had a harlot's forehead,
you refused to be ashamed.” (Jer. 3:3) Other apostate systems
may be spiritual harlots but only Israel is “mother”
of that scarlet sorority. And without repentance, neither time nor
wanderings can remove that epithet from her. When Israel shouted,
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” her resurrected spouse banished
her. The Jewish people were condemned to wander like a woman divorced
for adultery, perpetually looking for that substitute husband (anti-Christ)
who would take the place of the One she killed.
The Great City
has happened to that rejected unfaithful wife today?
17 confronts us with the specter of a city “which reigns over
the kings of the earth.” It has physical power—more
wealth and importance than any other city—but also spiritual
power, embodying the full potentiality of human degeneracy. “What
city is like this great city?” the merchants of the earth
will wail. This city is so commercially important that when she
falls, world trade also comes crashing down. The title “the
great city” is exclusive. There will doubtless be other powerful
cities in the end time but John witnesses “the great
city,” an unequaled center of trade, political power, culture
and human bondage.
to whom does that term refer? In Revelation, “the great city”
(hey polis megaley in Greek) is used to clearly refer to
Jerusalem, capitol of the Jewish people! When the two witnesses
are killed, their dead bodies lie in the streets of “the great
city (hey polis megaley). "... Sodom and Egypt, where
also our Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11:8). This unmistakably
implies that powerful, corrupt Babylon and the great city “
Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified,” are the
same city… Jerusalem.
apostle Peter, bishop of Jerusalem, also calls Jerusalem “
Babylon.” He sends greetings from the church in Jerusalem
saying, “She who is in Babylon…sends you greetings”
(1 Peter 5:13). Peter never visited Babylon. He is clearly identifying
the moral cesspool of antiquity, Babylon, with the city where Christ
are other reasons to believe “ Babylon the Great” means
the Jewish city. When she is destroyed, Revelation describes the
fall of this city as different from that of “Gentile”
(ethnos) cities. “And the great city was divided into three
parts and the cities of the nations (Gentiles) fell…”
(Revelation 16:19) A city which is not Gentile must, of course,
Rev. 18:24 says that the great city is guilty for having shed the
blood of the Hebrew prophets and righteous from the beginning of
history. Jesus said the same concerning the rulers of Jerusalem,
the Pharisees: "that upon you may fall the guilt of all the
righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel
to the blood of Zechariah the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered
between the temple and the altar" (Matt. 23:35).
even from earliest post-apostolic times, Christians have misread
Revelation’s prophecy. They thought Babylon the Great meant
Rome, which has traditionally been described as sitting on seven
hills. Yet the city of Rome encompasses many more than seven hills.
This is not true of Jerusalem. Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D.
the City of Jerusalem as it existed in the time of Christ Jesus
was also reckoned to be a 'City of Seven Hills.' This fact was
well recognized in Jewish circles. In the Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer,
an 8th century A.D. midrashic [Talmudic] narrative (Section 10),
the writer mentioned without commentary (showing that the understanding
was well known and required no defense) that, "Jerusalem
is situated on seven hills." ("The Seven Hills of Jerusalem”
Christians, living for centuries in Palestine, taught their schoolchildren
that the seven hills are: Mt. of Olives, Mt. Scopus, Mt. Zion, Mt.
Moriah (the Temple mount), Golgotha, Hill of Moses, and Mt. Herzl.
also describes only one city as center of world rule in the last
days, and that is Jerusalem. Paul states clearly that the anti-Christ
will declare his one-world authority from the temple at Jerusalem,
where he proclaims he is God. (2 Thess. 2:4) When the two witnesses
resist him, they do not battle a papal anti-Christ but “the
wicked profane prince of Israel” in Jerusalem. (Ezek. 21:25)
These scriptures point to Jerusalem as the epicenter of one-world
rebellion against God; Jerusalem and Babylon are one!
Modern Judaism is Babylonian
is more depth to the metaphor. Judaism literally is Babylonian,
more than nearly any other religion or culture. Most of its religious
laws and traditions, including the Babylonian Talmud and Zohar (Kabbalah),
come from nearly 1,600 years Jews spent on the fertile plains of
Shinar. Few religions have a deeper tradition of occult. Revelation
describes Babylon the Great deceiving the world through her “sorceries”
and the Jewish encyclopedias tell us it was Judaism which carried
Babylon’s black arts, demonology and astrology to the West.
is as true today as ever. Jewish supremacism today is not only erecting
a political, financial, commercial world empire but spewing filth
on the nations through their movie and TV media. (link to Jews in
media article) They spearhead freedom-destroying, pro-homosexual
hate crimes laws worldwide and abet all forms of left-wing and anti-Christ
radicalism through their “civil liberties” fronts such
as ADL, ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
just as “Babylon the Great” will deceive the world,
so Jewish leaders today present a whitewashed façade to Christians
and the world – an illusion of goodness that has never been
more convincing or scrupulously maintained. The Jewish lobby deceived
Christians into unquestioning support of Israel’s ambitions
and atrocities in the Mideast; this is awesome evidence of the manipulative
influence Jewry will enjoy as we draw even closer to the end. When
Christ warned that the delusions of the end time would be so irresistible
that “even the very elect” could be deceived, He was
speaking of our day!
our day we witness the continuing and monstrous complications of
that great divorce of Christ from his chosen bride millennia ago.
We are not simply approaching the foothills of anti-Christ. We are
in them. Through intrigue and deception, the control and commercialism
of “ Babylon the Great” has come surround us. Yet we
have not perceived it. We have, in fact, assisted it.
should Christians respond to the fact that Israel and Babylon are
one? Jesus tells us the answer. "Come out of her, my people,
that you may not participate in her sins, and that you may not receive
of her plagues, for her sins have piled up as high as heaven…"
(Adapted from Israel: Our Duty Our Dilemma by Rev. Ted
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Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine
earlier on this same page I comment:
Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself
in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we
address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention
in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize
us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us
from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime”
laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak
truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies
to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need
for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and
stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll
back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.
crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They
condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently
immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence
or infringement on the rights of others.
our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt.
Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA
was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some
day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly
implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch
entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power
that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne
described in his classic book Why
Government Doesn't Work.
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