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« on: April 21, 2005, 02:39:43 AM »

The Bible speaks extensively of Babylon, and identifies it as the evil city. It was the birthplace of the seed of Satan the devil. In the very Garden of Eden, the die was set for all of humanity. The Garden of Eden, situated in the very region of Babylon, became the place where God pronounced His curse on the arch-rebel of the universe, and all those who would follow him.

An Anglican bishop, Alexander Hislop, went ever further in his book ‘The Two Babylons’, which was published in 1916. He proposed there were two  Babylons, one of which, he claimed, was Rome and/or the Vatican. In support of his contentious opinions, he offered reams of symbolic ‘proof’. The problem was, his ‘proof’ included symbolism from many former civilizations, including Egypt. Yet he was unable to explain why Egypt didn’t also fulfill the symbolism of the Babylon, which he proposed as the alternative to the Babylon spoken of in the Bible.

For thousands of years, the Bible has adamantly stated that Babylon would be rebuilt, and would be the seat of power for the despot of the world. For two millennia, the ruins have lain there as a testimony of things to come. It seemed beyond belief that anyone would spent the billions of dollars needed to restore this city. In practical terms, it would make sense to re-build it in a different location, but God’s instructions are specific! This city had to be re-built on its former site and the rulers of the heavenly realm had no option to vary God’s instructions.

Who then, would engage such a project to rebuild these ancient ruins? Only one man – the ex-ruler of Iraq, the territory of the ancient land of Babylon. This is the man who has all the characteristics of Nebuchadnezzar before his sanity returned and the spirit ruler was cast out of him. Saddam Hussein is the very embodiment of that spirit ruler. He is also the human counterpart of Pharaoh, Herod, and three other rulers. All of these ruled under, and were appointed by the arch-rebel of the universe. Satan ruled over them all.

It’s hardly surprising that Saddam Hussein has defined three stages of development of ancient Babylon. He has also set in stone this statement: ‘Babylon is rising again’.

And what did the false prophets say? They said Babylon would never rise again! They simply would not believe God. While the Babylonians were in the very act of besieging Jerusalem anciently. the Bible makes it very plain that Babylon will be the seat of power over all those who are enjoined to it. But only for a short time!

And before Babylon can rule over anyone, it must first be built. And there is no tokenism in this massive project. This is being done on a scale that could scarcely be imagined. Every effort is being made to reproduce exactly what existed in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, including his very throne room!

Nebuchadnezzar was no slouch when it comes to opulence, and the size of the room demonstrates this. Saddam Hussein, rebuilt it on the exact spot where Nebuchadnezzar directed his empire. What decisions, what acts of brutality were planned in this very throne room! It was here that Nebuchadnezzar consigned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to the fiery furnace. It was here that Daniel advised him of the meaning of his dream of the great image. The explanation given by Daniel reaches all the way to our time today. He spoke of four kingdoms that would arise consecutively, and which would all exist in the endtime. He spoke of a mighty rock that would crush all these kingdoms together and at the same time (Dan 2:35). Was Daniel speaking of our day, and age?

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 08:21:20 AM »

Isaiah 14:4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!



The ancient city of Babylon is viewed from the Palace of ousted Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, in this July 16, 2003 photo.



U.S. Army soldiers tour through the rebuilt ruins of 2,500 plus year-old Babylon, Iraq, on Oct. 20, 2004.



Saddam's Presidential Palace and ruins of ancient Babylon.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 01:50:46 PM »

Jer 51:6  Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this [is] the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
Jer 51:7 Babylon [hath been] a golden cup in the LORD'S hand,  that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.[
Jer 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Jer 51:9  We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up [even] to the skies.

Jer 51:13  O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, [and] the measure of thy covetousness.


This gets real interesting, when you compare it with the book of revelation.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2005, 09:38:40 PM »

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This gets real interesting, when you compare it with the book of revelation.
Smiley  A lot of 'modern history' gets pretty interesting for those who study Revelation.
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This gets real interesting, when you compare it with the book of revelation.
Smiley  A lot of 'modern history' gets pretty interesting for those who study Revelation.
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 Grin Amen brother, thats very true Smiley

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He spoke of four kingdoms that would arise consecutively, and which would all exist in the endtime.

Daniel 4:15 Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
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