Babylon

Blog for Podcast #133 (And the Sun and Moon will Darken)


Intro

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Discussion

Joel 2:28-32 NKJV – “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.

Revelation 6:12-17 NKJV – I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

Mark 13:24-27 NKJV – “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.

I read these verses for a reason. Now we must understand something. There are other verses about the sun and moon darkening. However, we must also understand that there are two separate events. One in the seals and the other in the trumpets.

These are two separate events. The seal is before the sealing of the 144,000 and the uncountable clad in white before the Throne of God. The Trumpet is after these events take place.

The three I have read today have all the earmarks of taking place during the seal event. A long those lines we must now look at events that take place in chapter eighteen of Revelation.

Revelation 18:1-24 NKJV – After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her. “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’ “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!” Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

The key statements in this chapter are these:

“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”

At one time this “city” was great in the sight of heaven, but now it is fallen.

What would be something that is seen as “great” in heaven? A “city” that followed and worshiped God and the teachings within the Bible. A place that called itself followers of the Son of God: Jesus Christ.

”For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

What place has it come to light that those in places of power of committed horrendous acts to become wealthy and have control over the masses. Acts that can be considered “fornication.” What place is seen as the richest with earthly wealth all over the world to the point that millions flock to it illegally. Where merchants that produce products and ship products have become billionaires.

Has the flicker of recognition, of understanding finally awoken within those listening or reading this?

The City of Babylon is the United States of America.

A nation founded to allow the free worship of God in the correct manner. Where the Pilgrims fled from Europe to escape the religious tyranny of not only the corrupted Catholic Church, but also the church created to allow a ruler to enter into sin: the Church of England. The place that would be called the one true place to worship the True God, which is why it was once seen as great for this very reason, for the Glory of God.

But now those that profess to being “Christian” care more for their wealth, for their comforts, for their luxuries. More than they care for who they profess to worship, when in reality they worship the whore known as the “City of Babylon.” Could this be why they are vomited from the Body of Christ in Revelations 3:14-22.

This is why the next key statement is made:

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

This is a command to leave wealth and luxuries behind. This is a command to sell off that which the world desires and seeks after God. This is why Christ said this to the young rich man:

Mark 10:21 NKJV – Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”

To take up the cross you must live in as little of the world as possible and to spread the Word of God for all to seek after salvation and repentance.

Yet most will ignore this, will reject this. They will reject this truth because they are more content with the here and now than with the eternity promised to us all that are willing to surrender the self and turn it all over to God.

This leads us to the promised plagues and why I started today’s lesson with the verses about the sun and moon dimming.

”Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”

In the judgement that will fall upon the United States of America death, mourning and famine will begin in one single day. Fire will erupt throughout the nation that was once called great. What will cause it will cause all the earth to shake, even to the opposite side of the planet.

What can totally wipe out a nation thousands of miles across?

Well for one thing it won’t be fully wiped out. But what will be left will cause those left in the ruins to morn and to suffer famine. Why? Because crops will no longer be able to even be planted. In essence the United States, the City of Babylon will no longer exist in a form that will allow it to exert any form of influence within the world any longer.

Also, the event that will cause this will make it appear like the sky itself is rolling up like a scroll. Going from blue to darkness most likely in a cloud like form moving from one side of the horizon to the other on a global scale.

As you review chapter 18 you come to see other statements that reflect the city’s resemblance to the U.S. will become even more clear.

But back to what could cause thousands of miles of a nation to become useless lands in one day?

The answer: A super volcano that is becoming more and more active. The destroyer of the United States will be Yellowstone.

“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”

Repent, downsize and spread the Word of God. Do it now, not tomorrow. For Christ’s return is nigh.

God Bless