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Babylon Will Die Drunk!
Our modern, evil society will be destroyed in its foolish euphoria.
by Ken Raggio
"Belshazzar's Feast" (Rembrandt)
In Jeremiah 51, the prophet received a revelation from the LORD that ancient Babylon was going to fall. Look at what he said.
"And Babylon? ...I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD," (verses 37,39).
"And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts," (verse 57).
God promised that in the fall of ancient Babylon, He would actually "MAKE THEM DRUNKEN, that they may rejoice and sleep a perpetual sleep." In their stupor, God sent in enemies who destroyed them.
The same vow will determine the destiny of modern Babylon - the world-wide kingdom of man.
When Ancient Babylon fell, they were drunk!
Do you remember the downfall of ancient Babylon? It happened during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar's descendant, Belshazzar, in Daniel 5:27.
"Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote," (Daniel 5:1-5).
The story is infamous.
Daniel interpreted the mysterious handwriting on the wall.
"You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. Tonight your kingdom will be divided and taken from you."
It was a message of doom from God to Belshazzar.
BELSHAZZAR and all the Babylonian dignitaries WERE DRUNK WHEN GOD'S JUDGMENT FELL ON BABYLON.
That night, the Medo-Persians conquered them. King Belshazzar was killed. The ancient Babylonian empire fell into the hands of its enemies while it was drunk.
When judgment comes to modern Babylon, it will also be drunk!
The 18th Chapter of Revelation describes the fall of modern Babylon.
Let me interrupt this thought to explain to you the correlation between ancient Babylon and modern Babylon.
There are actually FOUR Biblical definitions of Babylon.
Four Definitons of Babylon
1. The ancient CITY of Babylon. It is the ancient site of Nebuchadnezzar's "Hanging Gardens," the Gate of Ishtar, and was once known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also the site of the ancient Tower of Babel. Ancient Babylon is now extinct. Its ruins are now a tourist destination.
2. The ancient EMPIRE of Babylon (made famous in Nebuchadnezzar's day). That empire stretched across the Middle East, north, south, east and west. It was the largest empire in the world in its time.
3. Modern Political Babylon - the descendant of ancient Babylon - generally speaking, this refers to the kingdom of man (as opposed to the Kingdom of God by Jesus Christ). The Babylonian system is obsessed with global domination, both physically, financially and SPIRITUALLY!
Some people think of the United Nations as Babylon, or the New World Order as Babylon, or some refer to New York or America as Babylon, but that is really inaccurate. You will see in my explanation below exactly who modern Babylon is according to Bible prophecy.
4. Mystery Babylon - the spiritual roots of Babylon, from the days of the Tower of Babel, include an encyclopedia of pagan religious beliefs and practices that were handed down through the centuries. They were all born in Hell, springing originally from Lucifer himself. They are evil and abominable in the eyes of God. In Biblical terms, "Mystery Babylon" is, above all, now embodied in the Roman Catholic Church.
God judged the builders of the ancient Tower of Babel
He came down and confused their tongues, so that they "left off" finishing the tower. But the evil intentions that were present at ancient Babel have never died.
Babylon rebounded and became a virtual global empire in the days of King Solomon of Israel.
In sad fact, Solomon corrupted Jewish religion in the days of his backsliding by introducing the Babylonian mysteries into his religious beliefs and practices. Collaborating with Hiram, King of Lebanon, Solomon began to concoct a mystical, esoteric religion that eventually corrupted the priests and subsequent kings of Israel.
In Solomon's day, God's anger began to boil against Babylon, and that is very likely a primary reason why God finally turned over the backsliding nation of Israel TO Babylon when He did!
Because they demonstrated their desire to know the Babylonian mysteries instead of the truth of God's Word, God gave them over to Babylonian masters.
Over a period of more than 2,500 years, Jewish rabbis and scholars have shown their preference to the Babylon-inspired Cabbalistic mysteries over the PURE unadulterated word of God.
Caballism (Mysticism) made its way not only into the Jewish religious hierarchy, but eventually into a wide array of secret societies, and eventually taken up by kings and princes and power brokers throughout world history.
The Middle Ages were rife with Luciferic secret societies, and the history of Europe is filled with the shenanigans of Popes and Kings and their dealings with these secret societies. Ultimately, the Catholic church was infiltrated and controlled by that lot who now engage in global political and financial intrigue through the auspices of this so-called, albeit false "church."
The modern international banking system was created by Caballists such as Lord Rothschild, and powerful global secret orders were created by Caballists like Albert Pike, Madam Blavansky and others, and to this day, the New World Order is run in large part by Caballists.
The Jewish Talmud (oral traditions) and the Caballah each tragically contain pernicious Babylonian corruptions.
This is the stuff of modern-day Zionism, and it is in the root of the modern-day State of Israel.
The spiritual abominations of ancient Babylon continue to thrive in the esoteric (secret) mysteries of the Roman Catholic Church, Freemasonry, and the Caballah. Believe it or not, they are all intricately and heavily intertwined.
One of the principal reasons God says He will JUDGE Mystery Babylon is because, throughout history, it made the KINGS AND NATIONS of the earth DRUNKEN! God hates these diabolical mystical, power-mongering schemes.
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,"
In order to understand why God hates Mystery Babylon, you have to contrast it with His divine plan for the ages.
God will have an eternal kingdom, ruled by Him.
Mystery Babylon would have a kingdom ruled by Lucifer.
Believe it or not, the mystery religions I am refering to very explicitly declare that Lucifer should rule the world.
This includes the behind-the-scenes powers-that-be in the Roman Catholic Church, the Jesuits, the Knights Templar, Freemasons, the Illuminati and so many other of its sister mystical societies. History is jam-packed with stories of the collaborations between most of the Babylonian mystical societies and the Roman Catholic Church.
This diabolical, Luciferic, esoteric, mystical religion, allied with the Roman Catholic Church, has been fornicating with the secular governments of the world for almost 1700 years.
Today Europe is controlled by a powerful cabal of men who are deeply rooted in the Luciferic mysteries. Many of them are power brokers in the Roman Catholic Church. If you take the time to study all the powerful men in global politics today, you will be shocked out of your mind at how many of them have Roman Catholic connections.
The Coming Modern Fall of Babylon
Ironically, while the Roman Catholic Church has always contained a strong element of Babylonian mysteries at its core, it has distanced itself from geographical Babylon.
Islam, on the other hand, has struggled to control geographical Babylon while preaching a murderously anti-Catholic rhetoric.
Now, in the end of the age, Mystery Babylon, Political Babylon, and Geographical Babylon are set to collide in a major, major volcanic eruption. Nothing less than a total melt-down is going to occur.
Mystery Babylon, as defined above (RCC, Freemasonry, Caballah) is now pervading the globe in various other forms: the New Age movement, the Green Movement, but especially global ecumenical religious initiatives such as the World Council of Churches, the United Religions Organization, even the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Why Babylon is such a major topic in the Bible
Israel's trouble with Babylon began in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah. The Babylonian King in those days was named Berodachbaladan. During a time of Hezekiah's sickness, King Berodachbaladan sent letters and gifts to him, so Hezekiah invited a Babylonian entourage to tour the Jewish Palace and Temple, showing them all of Israel's precious treasures.
Isaiah prophesied to Hezekiah that Babylonians would soon carry away everything of value to Babylon, and would take Hezekiah's descendants as servants to their king. That happened soon thereafter.
Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, laid seige against Jerusalem, and took the Jews captive back to Babylon. Eventually, all the precious furnishings of the Temple were stolen and taken to Babylon.
God brought Babylon into His grand scheme to judge the Nation of Israel for their sins and backslidings.
God used the Kings of Babylon to execute His punishments upon Israel for their idolatries and abomination they had committed against God.
God sentenced the Israelites to become captives in Babylon for SEVENTY YEARS.
Afterward, He promised to deliver them, and punish Babylon with "perpetual desolations."
that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD,
for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans,
and will make it perpetual desolations,"
Furthermore, God revealed to King Nebuchadnezzar what His plan for the ages actually was.
God gave Nebuchadnezzar several dreams that showed him things to come.
The first was a dream about a huge IMAGE, a statue, whose head was gold, chest was silver, thighs were brass, legs were iron, and legs and feet were iron and clay.
At first, Nebuchadnezzar could not understand the dream, but God sent the prophet Daniel into the picture to explain it.
(See: The Statue In Nebuchadnezzar's Dream.)
God revealed that Babylon was the first of a series of WORLD GOVERNMENTS that would span from ancient times until Jesus Christ comes and overthrows the kingdoms of men and establishes His holy Kingdom on earth for 1000 years.
This is a VERY IMPORTANT concept you must understand if you are to comprehend what MODERN BABYLON is all about.
The Modern (Global) Babylon, the empire of man, has changed hands and leaders many times, but even now, it's root in ancient Babylon can still be observed.
You have to grasp that fact!
Babylon was ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, then by the Persians, Darius and Cyrus.
It was overthrown and became known as a twin kingdom of Media and Persia (the MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE).
Later, the Medo-Persian empire was overthrown by Alexander the Great and became the GRECIAN EMPIRE.
Following the GRECIAN EMPIRE, the ROMAN EMPIRE ruled the world.
Even though the political borders evolved from century to century, it was nevertheless a CONTINUATION of Babylon, under new management!
All the successive world governments are viewed as extensions of Babylon.
The first was the GOLDEN HEAD of BABYLON.
The second was the SILVER CHEST AND ARMS of MEDO-PERSIA.
The third was the BRASS THIGHS of GREECE.
The fourth was the IRON LEGS of ROME.
The fifth was the IRON AND CLAY FEET of the HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
(See: The Iron and Clay Feet in Daniel's Prophecies.)
What is the difference between the Roman Empire and the HOLY Roman Empire?
The ROMAN EMPIRE was a SECULAR, POLITICAL empire.
The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was political, but it was controlled by the religious hierarchy of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
The SECULAR empire of Rome is depicted as IRON LEGS.
The RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR empire of the Roman Catholic Church is depicted as IRON AND CLAY FEET. The iron was the political portion, the clay was the religious portion.
The ROMAN EMPIRE governed most of the world from the first century BC until about the seventh century AD.
The HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE ruled from the eighth century AD until modern times. We are presently seeing a revival of the Holy Roman Empire as the Roman Catholic Church plays its hand in helping to develop the European Union into a United States of Europe.
The DESTINY of these empires is fore-ordained by God.
They will rule until Jesus Christ returns at Armageddon to destroy the evil kingdoms of men and establish a 1000 year kingdom in Jerusalem.
Daniel interpreted the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar's dream. He said that each time the image changed (from gold, to silver, to brass, etc.) it was a CHANGE OF POLITICAL STRUCTURE. Yet it was the SAME IMAGE! It represented the kingdom of man.
All these world governments (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome) each represented the predominant world government of its respective age.
Even though the visible leaders changed, the kingdoms were comprised of most of the same territories and peoples from one government to the next.
To be precise, when modern Babylon falls, as Revelation 14 says it will, that will be the collapse of IRON AND CLAY FEET of that image.
One very significant conclusion that can be drawn from these prophetic scenarios is that the IRON AND CLAY FEET will be the strongest global political organization when Jesus returns. It will have finally evolved into a world-wide tyrannical, despotic, authoritarian, dictatorial system (that implements the mark of the Beast economic system.)
That indicates a POWERFUL EUROPEAN UNION driven behind the scenes by the Roman Catholic Church.
THAT is clearly the empire Jesus will crush when He comes.
When we homogenize that understanding with John the Revelator's prophecies concerning the Antichrist, the Beast, the False Prophet, the Mark of the Beast, etc., then we can see clearly that EUROPE and the CATHOLIC CHURCH will be MAJOR FORCES in the last days. The Pope will be the False Prophet of Revelation 13 who makes an image to the beast and causes the nations to take the Mark of the Beast. (See Revelation 13-14)
I believe that, whereas the United States has historically played the role of superpower at the United Nations, we will soon see a major diminishing of the United States' role. In Biblical terms, the United States may become almost insignificant, except for its final role in attempting to defending Israel.
I believe the European Union will soon become the superpower at the United Nations and will overshadow the influence of the United States. As soon as Great Britain, Germany and France finally get their heads together to finalize a single-headed political entity for Europe, and their individual sovereignties are handed over to the EU, the EU will become the Beast at the UN. I will not be surprised to see the UN moved from New York to Brussels or Geneva. That wouldn't be necessary, however, to fulfill prophecy.
I further predict that the European Union will reflect an increasingly Muslim political mindset on that world body.
Islam has worked furiously for centuries to control the territory of ancient Babylon. Ancient Babylon was not Muslim. It was Luciferic. Nevertheless, they are kindred spirits. From Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Islam is right now attempting to take complete control of Iraq, Turkey, Palestine, and in very fact, ALL OF EUROPE.
From Europe, Islam intends to rule the world at the United Nations.
I believe we will also see an dramatic power struggle escalate between the Roman Catholic Church and Islam over control of Europe. For a while, the Roman Catholic Church will maintain its presence, doing everything in its power to maintain detente' with Islam, but in the end, the Roman Catholic Church will be destroyed, according the the ancient prophecies (Revelation 17:16).
AS A FULFILLMENT OF BIBLE PROPHECY, the FALL OF BABYLON prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ just may be referring to the OVERTHROW OF EUROPE BY ISLAM. We are about to see the last transition.
The Kingdoms of this world will soon become the Kingdoms of our Lord and Christ.
But before they do, Satan is going to wreak HAVOC upon the earth. He is going to collapse nations and governments into the final form of the New World Order.
People are drunk right now!
Have you noticed that there is a DRUNKEN EUPHORIA in the general public?
The world has a love affair with money. And the love of money is the root of all evil. The only thing that holds a more powerful sway over global politics than COMMUNISM, CAPITALISM, CATHOLICISM or ISLAM is the individual's love for money.
People really do not care what is happen politically as long as they are making money.
Even though the daily news is filled with horrifying stories of governments-gone-wild, of terrorism on a global scale, and catastrophic news about environmental hazards, and epidimecs of diseases, famines and droughts, the average man on the street only cares how much money is in his pocket.
On March 19, 1999, as the Dow Jones average danced around the 10,000 mark, the New York Post published an article entitled, "Mart's Wealth Effect Could Make You Poor", in which this statement was made:
"Wall Street remained drunkenly optimistic yesterday, but this economy is about to be picked up for DWI."
A 92-year-old man, who had been in the stock market for 72 years commented that he had never seen such mania in the market.
But that was NOTHING compared to the false sense of optimism that still seems to dominate the global economy! People simply refuse to contemplate the possibilities that the world may really be running head-long into the harsh judgments of God for their evil ways.
There is NOTHING RATIONAL about society's behavior right now!
BABYLON IS DRUNK!
Every night, prime-time television comedians make everybody LAUGH at their own calamity, getting millions DRUNKER and DRUNKER! Society is DRUNK on MONEY, PROSPERITY, HOUSES, CARS, TRAVEL, SEX, DRUGS, PARTYING, ETC., ETC.
Even CHRISTIANITY at large is DRUNK on MATERIALISM, SUCCESS, and FRIVOLOUS THINGS! Virtually all the televisions preachers now focus only on prosperity and success messages. They cannot be SOBER!
(Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah...")
Belshazzar was drunk when the message of doom came!
EVERY DAY, the doomsday message is strewn across the headlines in every newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and Internet report. The warnings are everywhere.
BABYLON is FALLING! We are NOT FAR from the Mark of the Beast!
Novices to Bible Prophecy may have a difficult time understanding this concept. Many people cannot understand HOW the False Prophet of Revelation 13 (the Pope) will introduce the MARK OF THE BEAST.
Here is HOW.
The NEW WORLD ORDER must ultimately subdue every nation, government, bank and industry in the world before it can rise to power without resistance.
In order to subdue nations, etc, it is necessary to cause their collapse.
God has literally given this generation to Lucifer.
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness," (II Thessalonians 2:11,12).
It is the divine modus operandi.
Jesus Christ literally GAVE PERMISSION for Judas Iscariot to betray him. "And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly," (John 13:27).
Lucifer was then free to take over. "And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;" (John 13:2).
Just as Jesus gave Judas over to the devil, God is giving this generation to Babylonian spirit - and it will all come to a drunken demise.
Lucifer will be free to take over.
God will not stop him. God will actually supply the event.
God knew BEFORE ANYONE ELSE that this century would end in a devastating social catastrophe! Don't forget that God declared the events of the last days centuries before Lucifer ever had a man or a group of men to carry out his scheme.
In 1929, when the stock market crashed, it was an engineered collapse. Big banks literally ate up small independent banks. "Big Brother" took advantage of their collapse to absorb them all. In recent years, we saw huge monopolies in industry and commerce devour smaller corporations!
NOW, we are seeing GOVERNMENTS devour it all. Governments are taking over banks, manufacturing and industry at LIGHTNING-PACE!
And all of this is a prescription for a complete collapes of civilization as we have known it, into a "Scarlet Red Beast" of Marxist, Socialism, Communism.
The FALL OF BABYLON will precipitate the EMERGENCE of a FULL-BLOWN NEW WORLD ORDER! And with it, you can expect to see the MARK of the BEAST emerge within a few short months or years. ONLY the governments and industries who are fully compliant with the New World Order will survive. All the others will have been forever eliminated! The New World Order operatives will have effectively destroyed them.
My personal opinion is that the New World Order Secular Zionist Caballah will attempt to make use of the Mark of the Beast to control Islam from becoming the world power.
By demanding global participation in the Mark of the Beast system, the Islamic nations, economies and currencies will be forced into submission to the New World Order and its monetary system (IMF-World Bank-BIS).
It will backfire, however, and Islam will make every defiant effort to destroy the Roman Catholic Church and the Zionist New World Order by wreaking havoc in Europe just before Jesus Christ comes to save the day.
That scenario may not be entirely accurate, but I do not believe it is entirely wrong either.
Jesus will finally set the chaotic world in order by destroying His adversaries at the great and final battle of Armageddon, followed by His setting up His own earthly Kingdom in Jerusalem for 1,000 years.
We are truly living in ominous times.
It is time for Bible believers everywhere to recognize the fact that our lives are about to be RADICALLY and PERMANENTLY ALTERED.
Most Christians have never stopped to consider what it will be like when the Mark of the Beast is issued, and BELIEVERS are forced to REFUSE THE MARK!
If you are interested in your physical survival, you should prepare for the day when you will no longer be able to buy or sell.
If you want to be of any use to God or His kingdom, you had better prepare yourself MENTALLY, SPIRITUALLY, PHYSICALLY and even financially for the days ahead.
THESE ARE JEREMIAH DAYS!
What do I mean by that? These are days EXACTLY LIKE JEREMIAH LIVED TO SEE! He stood and watched as Nebuchadnezzar hauled off his very own countrymen into captivity. They had been warned a thousand times, but they NEVER PREPARED FOR IT.
Just like it was then, it is now. People absolutely refuse to believe that judgment is coming. But, friend, JUDGMENT IS COMING ON THIS EARTH.
It is time for Bible believers to be SOBER!
but let us watch and BE SOBER.
For they that sleep sleep in the night;
and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober,
putting on the breastplate of faith and love;
and for an helmet, the hope of salvation,"
1 Thessalonians 5:6- 8.
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ,"
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