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Revelation Chapter 18

The Revelation of Yahshua Christ

Chapter 18

XVIII 1 After these things I saw another messenger descending from heaven having great authority, and the earth is illuminated from his effulgence. 2 And he cried out with a mighty voice saying: “Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen! And it has become a dwelling-place for demons and a prison for every unclean spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird, 3 because from of the wine of the passion of her fornication fell all the nations, and the kings of the earth fornicated with her, and the merchants of the earth are enriched from the power of her wantonness!”

While Babylon has not fallen yet, here it is pronounced as sure a declaration, by Yahweh who “calls things not existing as existing” (Romans 4:17). It is indeed fully evident, however, that the cities of the formerly White Christian nations have indeed “become a dwelling-place for demons and a prison for every unclean spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird”. They are filled with jews, and with every sort of beast which has been admitted into those nations as the fruits of imperialism and international commerce. This is the fulfillment of Jeremiah chapter 31, where it says in verse:27. “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast”.

4 And I heard another voice from out of heaven, saying: “You come out from her, My people, that you should not partake in her errors, and that you would not receive from of her wounds, 5 because her errors have built up as far as heaven and Yahweh has called to mind her injustices!

This may be interpreted several ways. It may be opined that the people of God cannot come out of the beast – cannot separate themselves entirely from this evil world system – until Babylon does fall. Another way to interpret it, is that once sufficient of the people of God do separate themselves from the evil world system, it will fall. Yet we cannot expect the provenance of God to require the assistance of the hand of man. It is evident, that the current world system, the illusion of security in consumerism, humanism, and global mercantilism, shall come crashing down upon those who worship the beast. Those people of God who do not worship the beast system, they should attempt to separate themselves from it so that when it does crash, they do not suffer its punishments. That crash may be sudden, as verses 10, 17 and 19 seem to indicate, however “one hour” is not so definite a period in Greek as the English expression infers, and in prophecy it may describe a longer interval, months or even a couple of years, for which see Revelation 11:13, 14:7 and 17:12.

Even without fear of judgement, Christians should always seek to separate themselves from evil deeds and from wicked people anyway, and in every aspect of life, avoid getting caught up in the beast system. Paul warned at 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 thus: “14 Do not become yoked together with untrustworthy aliens; for what participation has justice and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light towards darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Beliar? Or what share the faithful with the faithless? 16 And what agreement has a temple of Yahweh with idols? For you are a temple of the living Yahweh; just as Yahweh has said, 'I will dwell among them, and I will walk about; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.' 17 On which account 'Come out from the midst of them and be separated,' says the Prince, and 'do not be joined to the impure, and I will admit you'. 18 'And I will be to you for a father, and you will be mine for sons and daughters, says the almighty Prince.'” Verse 17 quotes Isaiah 52:11, which says “Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.” All of the translations I have seen add the word thing to the text in one way or another. Yet it is really saying only “touch not the unclean”, and refers to people, not to inanimate object. The “vessels of Yahweh” are those children of Adam who bear the spirit which Yahweh breathed into Adam. The other and mixed races, and especially the Canaanite-Edomite jews, do not have this spirit.

6 You return to her as she also had rendered, and you double twice the things according to her works. In the cup which she had mixed, you mix double for her! 7 As much as she had magnified herself and lived wantonly, so much you give torment and grief to her! Because in her heart she says that ‘I sit a queen and I am not a widow and I have not seen grief’, 8 for this reason in one day shall her plagues come: death and grief and famine, and she shall be burned with fire, because mighty is Prince Yahweh who judges her!

The vengeance of the people of God shall be discussed in detail with Revelation chapter 19, which describes the Wedding Supper of the Lamb – which is the destruction of all of the enemies of God who are here on this earth. Here in reference to this, Micah chapter 4 shall be quoted. When discussing Revelation chapter 12, it was posited here that the text of that chapter is not only a vision of the circumstances surrounding the coming of Christ, but that it was also a vision of the circumstances surrounding the creation of the United States. Micah chapter 4 was a large part of the evidence supporting that contention. The United States is the first and only nation ever founded as a Christian nation. Micah 4:13 states “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.” The children of Yahweh have yet to look forward to the fulfillment of these passages.

The exclamation by the woman, the whore sitting upon the beast, that “I sit a queen and I am not a widow and I have not seen grief”, sounds exactly like the attitude being taught in the judaized sects of Christianity today, where the gospel of personal enrichment is preached. That is probably the best doctrine that could have been formulated for the benefit of the international commerce of the jew. It is also an absolute deception, contrary to all sound Christian teaching.

9 And the kings of the earth who had fornicated and lived wantonly with her shall weep and shall mourn over her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing from afar on account of the fear of her torment, saying ‘Woe! Woe! The great city! Babylon the mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come!’

“So He said to them: 'Wherever the body is, there also shall the eagles be gathered together.'” - Luke 17:37

Mystery Babylon, the international mercantile system of debt, credit, and free trade set up by the internationalist jew. The kings of the earth have compromised the stability of their own nations in order to commit fornication – or open their borders – so that the beast may thrive, hoping to enjoy the benefits of its false prosperity.

11 And the merchants of the earth weep and lament over her, because no one buys their cargo any longer, 12 cargo of gold and of silver and of precious stone and of pearl and of linen and of cloths of purple and of silk and of scarlet, and every cedar timber and every ivory vessel and every vessel from of precious wood and of copper and of iron and of marble, 13 and cinnamon and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and flour and grain and herds and flocks, and of horses and of carriages and of bodies, and souls of men.

14 And your maturity of youth, that of the desire of the soul, has departed from you, and all the rich things and the lustrous things have vanished from you, and no longer shall these things be found!

A parallel can be found in ancient history. Ancient Tyre was a city of Israel, as both Josephus and the Septuagint manuscripts profess, and history proves, and it too was a great city of international commercial, complete with cosmopolitan attitudes and Canaanite merchants. Ezekiel chapter 27 is a lamentation for Tyre, and it begins “2 Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus; 3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at the entry of the sea, which art a merchant of the people for many isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfect beauty. 4 Thy borders are in the midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.” The merchant traffic of Tyre was then described by Ezekiel at length, and the lamentation ends thus “34 In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall. 35 All the inhabitants of the isles shall be astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their countenance. 36 The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt be any more.” Ezekiel's words were of course fulfilled, however the children of Israel did not learn by the example.

15 The merchants of these things who are enriched from her shall stand from afar on account of the fear of her torment weeping, and lamenting 16 they say ‘Woe! Woe! The great city, wrapped in linen and purple and scarlet and gilt with gold and with precious stone and with pearl, for in one hour such wealth is made desolate!’ 17 And every pilot and all who are sailing by the place, and sailors and as many as are working the sea stood from afar 18 and cried out, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying ‘What is like the great city?’ 19 And they cast dirt upon their heads and cried out weeping and lamenting, saying ‘Woe! Woe! The great city! In which all those having ships in the sea have been enriched from her value! For in one hour she is made desolate!’

There is not much that can be added to make this picture any clearer than it is. Global commerce will come to an end. It has served only to enrich the enemies of Yahweh and to destroy His people. The articles of commerce are described in the terms of luxury available to John in his own time, but represent all of the goods of international trade today, even though of course now they are more modern, electronic goods and vehicles and all of the other modern amenities.

Just as the whore of Mystery Babylon said “I sit a queen and I am not a widow and I have not seen grief”, the King of Tyre is depicted where he is lamented in Ezekiel chapter 28 as saying “I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas”. All of the rewards of this world are vanity. Seeking after them is idolatry. The gain of great wealth here on earth first convinces men to forsake God, and then tempts men to think that they are God. Yahshua Christ said to the wealthy young man who kept all of the commandments “Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me” (Matt. 19:21, Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22).

20 Rejoice over her, O heaven and saints and ambassadors and prophets, because Yahweh has passed the judgment of your condemnation of her!”

The people of God have already condemned international commerce in this modern version of the beast system. Now they await the moment of its destruction.

21 And the one mighty messenger took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying: “Thusly with violence Babylon the great city is cast down, and she shall not be found hereafter! 22 And the sound of lyrists and poets and flutists and trumpeters shall not be heard in you hereafter! And every craftsman of every craft shall not be found in you hereafter! And the sound of a mill shall not be heard in you hereafter! 23 And the light of a lamp shall not shine in you hereafter! And the voice of the bridegroom and a bride shall not be heard in you hereafter! Because your merchants were the great men of the earth! Because by your pharmaceuticals have all the nations been deceived!” 24 And in her is found the blood of the prophets and saints and all those having been slaughtered upon the earth.

The jewish world of sorcery and multiculturalism and fornication and race-mixing and deviancy and godlessness and everything else which the beast system represents shall fail, and it shall all be destroyed, supplanted by the Kingdom of God. Exactly how or when this is going to happen, cannot be known beyond what the Scripture tells us, and the children of Israel are powerless to act out this judgement by themselves. Vengeance belongs to God, as is evident here in verse 20, that “Yahweh has passed the judgment of your condemnation of her".

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