As God’s prophetic time clock ticks down to midnight, what Christians need to be aware of is the immergence of what the Bible calls ‘Mystery Babylon,’ not the Antichrist. Once you get the dramatic imagery used in scripture behind you, the major ideas are quite simple to understand. Long before the Antichrist is revealed, Mystery Babylon will take center stage, completing her mission of seducing and luring naive and un-watchful Christians away from the love of Christ. ~ “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24.12,13).
Babylon the Great
Time and time again, Christians are warned to be soberly watching for the signs and events that will signal the end of the age. The sequence of the events makes it clear that at this moment Mystery Babylon is what is to be on guard against because it is taking place now, before the Antichrist and the mark of the beast. ~ So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast…the woman was…adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls…And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17.3-5). The harlot is the wayward church that has committed spiritual adultery by turning away from the true faith and leading her children (Christians) into her whoredoms. Notice, the woman is riding on the beast, indicating her collaboration with the Beast System… the one world government of the Antichrist.
The Tower of Babel
Now, the only thing remaining is to extrapolate Babylon the Great, which is revealed in the book of Genesis. ~ “Now the whole earth had one language…and they said, go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Therefore, is the name of it called Babel [Babylon]” (Genesis 11.1,4,9). In brief, Babylon the Great is the worship of human power and ingenuity and dependence upon it, instead of God. They built “…a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven,” which is to say that they became their own ‘gods,’ even building a tower reaching unto heaven, by the works of their hands. They became their own gods by worshiping the work of their own hands. This is the basic definition of idolatry. The prophet Isaiah decried ~ “Their land is also full of idols; They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made” (Isaiah 2.8). The Beast, which carries the woman, is the ancient Babylonian system of human government and economics that has seduced the woman (church) into harlotry and corruption. The ‘mystery’ is how the beast system appears at the end of age and once more gains control of the entire earth, as it did in the beginning at the tower of Babel, which also was a one world system which was believed to reach unto heaven.
The Global Reset
The World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland is at this moment using the Covid19 virus to initiate what they call ‘The Great Reset,’ a one-world-government, which is established by the installation of a new single global economic system that controls the economy of every man and woman on earth (https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/). Notice, Mystery Babylon is a ‘One World’ system that pretends to reach heaven upon the earth. This is what is presently happening to Christians at this very moment. This is what believers need to be alert to, against permitting themselves to be seduced and coerced away from God and the Bible by this demonic and Satanic system, which is the Beast itself. The Beast IS the one-world-government by which the Antichrist will eventually rule the world—the ‘Mystery Babylon’ is the revival of the one world beast system at the end of the age.
The Great Apostacy
The word ‘apostasy’ means to ‘defect’ or to abandon something. The origin of this term is found in the book of 2Thessalonians ~ “Let no one deceive you by any means; for [that Day will not come] unless the falling away [of the church] comes first, and the man of sin [antichrist] is revealed, the son of perdition” (2Thessalonians 2.3). At this moment, hundreds of millions of so-called Christians are being seduced into spiritual adultery by the Great Whore through the riches of her fornication with Beast, the riches of this world. Let’s have another quick look at the Great Harlot. Remember she is carried by the Beast, who is comprised of many kings of the earth, and she is adorned with gold and silver. ~ “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication” (Revelation 17.4).
Even now Christians and churches all over the world are conforming more every day to the beast system. The first thing most Christians look for is a church with the appearance of money and that conforms closely to the ideals of the world, not a church that follows closely to the model set forth in the Bible of the early church. Instead of being the family of God, the business model with the norms and characteristics of the world system, which is run by money and human government, become more evident. Those who are called and chosen and form part of the elect of God, who are counted1 worthy to escape the Beast system and overcome the temptations of the Great Whore, are those who have no fascination with conformity to the world, which operates on money. They are the holy ones who God has set apart, who hear and obey the voice of the Good Shepherd and ~ “…they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers” (John 10.5).
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
- Luke 20.35
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