The Great Whore Part 2


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And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.” Revelation 19:1-2 (KJV)

      This Great Whore is non-other than The Great City of Babylon. Babylon is mentioned over 260 times in Scripture. As early as Genesis and, all the way to Revelation, we can clearly see that Babylon is only second in importance to Jerusalem. Jerusalem was the Capital of Judah and Benjamin, Samaria was the Capital of the remaining ten tribes of Israel and Babylon was the Capital city of Babylonia.

      Prophetically speaking, Jerusalem represents God and Babylon represents Satan himself. Through history we saw that Samaria and the ten tribes completely embrace the Babylonian idolatry. Judah, on the other hand, did have some good kings that dealt with the issue of idolatry, but the great majority left the idols untouched in the high places.

      Babylon existed fifty miles south of what is known today as Baghdad, Capital of Iraq. Babylon does not exist as a geographical and tangible city anymore. However, the Babylonian spirit is alive and well and will continue to be alive and well until the end of this age.

      In the year 606 BC Babylon, under the leadership of King Nebuchadnezzar, took over Judah. This historical event is the prophetic and political mark of the start of the times of the gentiles according to Luke 21:24. This period started a long season of powerful empires having dominion over Israel. Even as Israel won its independence as a nation in 1948, Israel has not known peace since the times of Babylon. This dominion and lack of peace will continue until the Lord Jesus Christ Himself seats in David’s throne.

“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (KJV)

 

      Have you ever gotten the feeling that we, as Christians, are loosing this battle? It feels that way because these are indeed the times of the Gentiles! The spirit of Babylon represents the leading force used by Satan on this earth. I go as far as saying that, as the church is for God, Babylon is for the Devil. But lets take a trip in Biblical history to take a deeper look at The Great Whore.

To be continued…

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