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By rcscrolls - Posted on 19 July 2010

Mystery Babylon That Great City

# Mystery Babylon The Great
“Who is She”
# Is Babylon, in Johns Revelation, the (1.) Old Babylon rebuilt? (2.) a new Babylon, somewhere else arising in the future? (3.) or is it used as a figure of speech? (4.) to give us information about what John really means. And if it is used as a figure of speech, who is it talking about? We must remember that John has to get these letters to the seven Churches without anyone else knowing what He is writing or talking about, just like when Jesus use to Teach in parables, so no one else would know about the interpretation of the book or the hidden message, lesson. Remember we are going to see what Gods word says, not yours, or mine or someone else’s, but His word. Johns Revelation has 404 verses, 287 are found in the Older Testament and are used Symbolically, showing Fulfilled events that already Happened in the Older Testament to give us knowledge of who, what and where it was talking about, but they are used Symbolically in Revelation to give us a reference to who or what or where exactly happened, John is talking about, as the Disciples and Apostles were so familiar with their Old Testament, something symbolically, it gave them enough information, to know exactly what He was talking about. That leaves only 117 of which are maybe actively still future or still yet to be fulfilled – the ones that are totally literal, as the Churches, regardless to anyone’s view are amongst those 117 which also are fulfilled, which are 70 verses, Chp 1-1 Scripture, Chp 2, and Chp 3, which leaves only 47 to complete the Eschatology of Revelation if we want to put numbers on it. Seventy Five % of our New Testament is Old Testament Scriptures. So out the window, of us being a new Testament Church.
If there’s any indication about it being a double prophesy then we need to understand what a double prophesy is and isn’t. First a double Prophesy is like an unrolled scroll, it happens over a period of time as in the seals while they arte being unrolled, it doesn’t mean that the scripture is going to happen again a second time or twice, but it does mean like Tyre, that it will have fulfillment in different stages of time, perhaps one part has past, but the other part is still yet future to be fulfiled. It can never mean that it is going to happen twice, exactly the same. This is an understanding that all Sound Theologians of all views have and hold too. Just like a scroll has seals and as you unroll it, exposes more of the revelation slowly if you will, being fulfilled - not at once but as time goes on like in Revelation, more of the same prophesy, is exposed during time itself, as each of the seals, bowels are opened.
The original Babylon was the beginner and supporter of tyranny and idolatry...this is a well known fact. The first mention of Babylon in Revelation is in Chap 11, but before we can understand that, we need to know, what the questions are about concerning this city. (1.) Will Babylon be rebuilt or can the original come back? (2.) Is it a double Prophesy or not? And (3.) is there a possibility that it’s just a figure of speech? So first we will look at what Gods word says about the original Babylon. Many passages in the Older Testament of Gods voice say that Babylon will never come back, because it was left desolate by God Himself. The outright total destruction of Her, Babylon is Prophesied and recorded in Isaiah 13:1-22, 14:4-22, 21:1-10, 47:1-15. Jer, 25:12, 50:1-51:64.
That these predictions will come to pass is recorded in Jer 51:8, the lord says that they will have a severe Judgment. In Jer 51:25-26, God says He’s against Babylon and will make Her a burnt Mountain, and for how long? (Forever she will be desolate). God also says that she Babylon will be a (Perpetual desolation forever). Isaiah 13:19-22, Isaiah 14:22-23, Jer 50:13, Jer 50:39, Jer 51:37. Remember that our Lord, God says forever. Regardless to what anyone else says, God says forever it will be left Desolate. When God says destroyed forever which is what perpetual Desolation means , He means forever, not just until the last days or last times, If He meant that He wouldn’t have used the Term Forever or Desolate. One can be desolated and be rebuilt but you can include being rebuilt in the phrase Desolate forever, He (GOD) either means they will never be rebuilt again or He doesn’t, and we tend to believe that “He” (GOD) Means forever, as He says, not what the Prophesy Teachers today say. So lets keep this in mind, GOD says that Babylon the original Shall never be rebuilt never ever again. This means that even the original can never be rebuilt again either, otherwise it would be against GODS own word and promise. Oh yes have you ever heard anything like this kind of a promise before, it is a promise when GOD says it. Sure its not a wonderful personal promise that a Christian wants to hear of, but this has just the same validity and intent that Gods promises have, when He says something He means it, .So we have already answered our first Question. The First Babylon after God destroys it shall never return or be rebuilt After a specific amount of time, it cant GOD Said.
We either Believe Gods word or we don’t. To believe in anyone else’s words, are Blasphemous and Idolatry with out well established facts, and truth. Well these scriptures show in Fact that regardless to what people say God says Babylon will not come back again. That these scriptures are fulfilled and that Babylon was destroyed by the Medes are found in Daniel, Dan 5:30-31. In Dan 5:26, God has numbered the Kingdom and finished it. So we can see that God says, (Babylon), will “never” be rebuilt again, not there, or anywhere else in the future for that matter, which is implied by a (perpetual desolation). Not even Suddam Hussein’s Rebuilding of possibly the original Babylon, 50 miles south from Bagdad would qualify, because of what Gods word say’s. So we have answered both parts of our first question. Literally (Babylon), can’t be, and won’t come back, or be rebuilt, in the future, or at anytime according to the scriptures and what Gods word says. So does this imply that another place couldn’t be named Babylon, no it doesn’t because we do have a Babylon in Johns Revelation, the old destroyed original city, although somebody could name a new city Babylon it would never have any Biblical significance, for that one is gone for good, it only leaves one other possibility. That the Babylon mentioned in Revelation must be, and is figurative, not literal, and if it is indeed a figure of speech, as all commentaries and Theologians would agree with, we should have plenty of scripture verifying this term as Figurative. It must be mentioned at this time that a lot of particular views “today” now hold that Johns Revelation is still yet future - and in light of that provoking thought, some would tend to believe that Babylon must be another empire in the future, which reflects an untrustworthiness to Gods word. Because He says Babylon will never be rebuilt.
 
Babylon was known by many, many, names, she was called as a great Eagle, a head of Gold, and a lion with Eagles wings. She is also called the Lady of Kingdoms in Isa 47:5, however she is never called that (“Great City”) in scripture, and there is absolutely no evidence that it was ever recorded as being the Great City, written in Johns Revelation, only and only Jerusalem received that Title and Heading in John’s era and time and Day, especially in the time of the first century. Other cities have been called that (Great City) in times past like a few cities in between Nineveh and Calah were called a Great City as well, Gen 10:12, and then Gideon took over the name, (Great City), Joshua 10:2, until Nineveh inherited it Jonah 1:2, 3:2, 3:3, 4:11. Each city was greater then the one before it, being much greater than the earlier and were considered the Metropolitan Area of there time. And need be of mention “here” is that no two Great cities ever existed at one time Biblically or Historically that we could find.
However Babylon as previously shown was and has never been called that (Great City) not even “until” - for some reason in Johns Biblical last Book, do we find the term being used in Johns Revelation, Mystery Babylon That Great City
This is indeed, very relevant to our study on who is Babylon in Johns Revelation, or better yet, who is this great City. Remember its going to be used as a figure of speech. Since we have already determined that the Original will never have any significance again. Because if it was, a new Babylon built by someone else, (Suddam) etc, somewhere else, God wouldn’t recognize it, because He said its desolate forever. Once again Even Suddams Babylon fails in comparison to what scripture says.Because Gods word is true.
This is a point needed for our study in Revelation, for it was a known trend of the day, that the Great City in Revelation was and is in fact “Jerusalem“, not Rome, because Peter wrote about Babylon in His Day which declares it as a city of a Church of Christ, not a great metropolitan city anymore. 1 Peter 5:13.
That this (Great City) is one of the keys to understanding Johns Revelation is pertinent and absolutely necessary to our full understanding of it. If we can identify this Great City we will have a lot of new understanding of the events, timing, tribulation, great Tribulation and the time of the fulfillments of the writing by John. Weather past or future as some would say. As we will see this (Great City) is in fact Jerusalem according to Gods own word.
The First time that, Great City is used is in Revelation is found in Rev 11:8.
Don’t dismiss “this”, until, we have read all the passages that identify and tell us who she is. We don’t want to allow what we may have learned obstruct us in this, after all, if we trust the word of God, at least we should allow Gods word to interpret itself. Scripture is its own best interpreter, so lets let it, do its own job.
Revelation Chap 11:1-2, Starts out identifying the city of the temple, and calls it the Holy City, and that the Lords two witnesses will die in the street of this (Great City). This is Jerusalem that’s being described, and it’s also our first scripture that Identifies by a figure of speech that (That Great City), as Jerusalem, which is imperative to Johns Revelation. Although Jerusalem’s name is not mentioned, its very obvious for the fact that Holy City is the description of this Great City. And according to scripture there is only one HOLY CITY in all of its scripture passages no other city qualifies.
John is told in Verse 11:8, as well, that this City, is also called (Sodom and Egypt Spiritually), which is a figure of speech to identify them as Sinful. Egypt is the place of Her release from Slavery, as well as the place in which GOD hardened Pharaohs heart for disobedience to Him. So our figure of speech determines that God is placing these names Sodom n Egypt on the Holy City Now, and from now on we have to understand that its talking about Jerusalem which has hardened Her heart against God Like Egypt had, and was a sexual harlot with other gods as Sodom was. This is the only interpretation which stands in light to reason with scripture, as well as the Holy city can be only talking about one city, that is Jerusalem. Although we have just shown conclusive evidence that this is in deed talking about Jerusalem lets not only use this for a single reference for there are many other proofs still to reveal in many other verses in Johns Revelation, which will give us overwhelming emphatic evidence, that we have indeed solved this mystery of Babylon by only using scripture.
Well we know its not Sodom and Egypt literally because they too where destroyed by none other than God Himself lest God have to repent, yet we do see, it’s just a figure of speech to identify Jerusalem., As we stated another reason to accept this, is because that’s where our Lord and savior was (crucified). On a Cross, on a hill in Jerusalem, no other city in the world in the Bible or in History can be accounted of that most egregious and yet wonderful event, of all history. No one else in the whole of History of the world qualifies anymore, after reading this third fact.
Rev 11:8, And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the (great city), which spiritually is called (Sodom and Egypt), where also our ( Lord was crucified).
So we can’t argue with scripture, Gods word say’s all ready that Jerusalem is the (Great City) described in Johns Revelation. We wouldn’t need anymore references at this point, except we are going to, too verify this as much as possible to (exhaust this Study) to help those who don’t comprehend, or know how to exegete, (extract from), or read scripture, and sometimes, have a Theology that doesn’t allow them to see plain and simple literal understanding - without throwing the Theology they have learned already, into it, or taking everything literally and continually coming up with a newspaper article for tomorrow, which is called Isigesis, or being presumptuous with Scripture, and even Adding to the word of God.
 
Our next Scripture is in Revelation Chap14:1, first of all we see in verse 1 that the “Lamb” Christ Jesus is standing on (Mount Sion, which is Jerusalem), In verse 6 the everlasting Gospel is brought, as in past tense Matt 24:14, the Kingdom of God is preached. As John is looking He sees into heaven and hears voices singing and harpers playing a new song which is the song of Moses Ex 15:1-21, as Revelation Chap 15:3 states.
There’s not a theologian around or a deep Bible study that would say other wise about chap 14, it’s definitely Jerusalem. And yet it also states for the first time that (Babylon), has fallen, in verse 8, Many could say much about this, that it may be talking about the original Babylon, so we won’t expect you to believe this as of yet. All though we have already given proof of it being a figure of speech that equals Jerusalem, that no one can deny.
Our only question at this point is why or how could an angel fly through a city that’s been destroyed centuries earlier. In verse 14:7, it declares that the Lords (hour of Judgment), wrath has come. That it’s talking about Jerusalem being Judged and named (Babylon) is so obvious to us now in Rev 14:8, because now (Babylon) is called that (Great City), just as Jerusalem is, but we won’t expect you to believe this either, until like we said, look at all the other evidences in Rev. The name (Babylon) becomes synonymous now, with the People of Great Sin, just as in the case with Sodom and Egypt did, in the beginning of chap 11:8. So it becomes a figure of speech to notify others that they were sinners and unfaithful to God Himself. As we already identified Babylon as being that (Great City), as well as Jerusalem as the (Great City), we should see the parallel and collaboration between the two witnesses of scripture, this is sound theological Exegesis and stands within all historical rules. Also in Revelation 14:8, we see that she is judged because she made the nations (drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication). In Johns Revelation Chap 16, we see once again, Gods wrath being poured out and the exact same language was used in Rev 14:8. Rev 16:19, And the (great city) was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great (Babylon) came in remembrance before God, to give unto (her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath). The cup here is symbolic of the Cup in the Tabernacle or Temple for the offering.
It’s once again Jerusalem who is identified as (Babylon) here in Rev 16:19 that (Great City) as Jerusalem, is also that (Great City), yet its perfectly clear its actually Jerusalem as in a parallel passage, in Eze 5:5, she is identified as Jerusalem. That (Great City) is used once again here in Rev 16:19 depicting not only Babylon as a figure of speech, but Jerusalem as Her real name. Because only Jerusalem is divided into third parts as in Eze 5:12. God would see Babylon if it was there! not Jerusalem, but Babylon comes into memory, because its been made desolate as it was centuries earlier. Its not here physically on the scene but in a spiritual Judgment it is here and its Jerusalem being Judged by God for Her sins as Babylon was. Its that Jerusalem “reminds” God of Babylon , nothing more or less.
Notice that now Great and Babylon are now conjoined as a reference as Great Babylon, This union between the two names is emphatic proof that its not a New Babylon, but a renaming of a city that is like Babylon of Old, it is to correlate the two together, its an actual obvious figure of speech. Great Babylon to whom God will pour His wrath on in Rev 16:19, As in Rev 16:6 depicts this city, as the one who shed the blood of the saints and the Prophets, and it’s this city which gets to drink the cup of the blood of the wine and wrath of God. Why or How would he (GOD) pour His wrath on Babylon the second time, when He already did a sufficient job the first time centuries earlier as they already lay waste. And as we have seen There is no other city or New Babylon that God would Recognize in all of scripture, He destroyed it forever. This is conclusive and emphatic evidence that the Great City talked about in Revelation is in Fact The Whore that God talked to and rebuked in Ezekiel 16. And so many other references in scripture. And any scholar recognizes it as Jerusalem as Scripture in Ezekiel describes Her, not Babylon. Two other Enphatic proofs we just passed up, who is it that is guilty of shedding the blood of the prophets. REV 16:6, Once again, Only one city in all of scripture is guilty of this offence, its Jerusalem. Don’t take our word for it but listen to our Saviors voice.
Jesus tells us, only Israel is guilty of this killing of the saints and Prophets. Matt 23:29-31, Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because (ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous), wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which (killed the prophets). If this doesn’t identify Israel and Jerusalem enough for you, then lets see if any other witnesses exist in scripture,
This is so devastating and heart shattering and heart felt, to listen to the words of our Lord in Matt 23:37-38, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you (desolate). She was indeed left Desolate Spiritually. Jesus also used many parables in Scripture to define Gods act against Israel, such as the Fig Tree that has withered away before their (disciples) eyes.
There is only one city who is ever been told by Jesus Himself that were guilty of killing the Prophets in The Bible, in His word. Sorry to say , that it was in fact Israel.
Back to our other evidences In Ezek 5:2, Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them. Who is this passage of scripture talking about in Ezek 5:5 ?, Jerusalem, yet Johns Revelation states its Metaphorically or as a figure of speech its Babylon. This is proof positive that Johns Book of Revelation is talking about Babylon as indeed meaning Jerusalem as a place where great Judgment from God is coming too! In Ezek 5:12, a third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Look at this prophesy in Zech 13:8-9, And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Yes there are many references to Gods people being judged in the older testament, but each and every time GOD mentions chastising judging and allowing two thirds to be killed by sword or pestilence and famine, it is always referring to Israel. Remember Ezekiel’s words about His hair being cut. Two thirds die and one third is sent through the fire, as in being refined, they escape the Judgment because they listen to the Lord of scripture, the Lord of Hosts is His name. The first Third dies because of pestilence, famine and disease within the city walls, the second third dies in war by living by the sword and they die by the sword trying to protect the city outside of the walls, and the final third of the remnant of Israel, the true Israel, if you will, are taken through the fire safely which refines them for the Lord. The major Difference between these thirds is their faithfulness. Those who are the Lords are taken care of, for the true Israel which are those found in Christ are those which hear His voice. There are many times scripture mentions this trichotomy, for reference’s see Eze 5:5-12, Zech 13:8-9, Rev 8:7, All talk of the people who shall be Judged for this time of the LORDS wrath, and eerily known as “well” is that its always talking about Israel or more definite the City of the Temple of Jerusalem.
 
 
If we still can’t understand or choose to Believe who the great City is, or we wish to Deny scripture itself, then this will give us conclusive evidence and what we need.
Remember we just read In Rev 17:4-6, we are told she is arrayed in Purple and scarlet, which are the original colors which came from Babylonian sales, but not the colors of Babylon, for Babylon’s colors were Blue and white not purple and scarlet. These colors are in fact the colors of the (Tabernacle of Israel). In Ex 25:1-9, God gives Moses orders to make Him a sanctuary like the Tabernacle of all these colors purple and scarlet and decked with gold and precious stones, and even the ephod shall be made with Precious stones and the Breast plates with 12 Precious stones, for the twelve tribes. Search in your Bible and you will find anytime it uses the term (Precious stones), or those colors, purple, Scarlet, or carbuncles which are pearls, its talking about Israel. Irrefutable evidence, that this too, is Israel or Better stated the city of Jerusalem.
As already stated the cup in Her hand comes from the Tabernacle of Gods House in the Older Testament from the Tabernacle, as well as the one He drinks with the Disciples.
Another reference we have is Rev 17:4-6
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. Mystery Babylon the Great is Jerusalem which was drunken with the blood of the Saints and Martyrs, no one else qualifies, She killed them and Jesus says that Jerusalem is guilty of this in Matt 23:31-38 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
He prophesies the destruction of JerusalemIn
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
As she in deed has the blood of the martyrs and prophets on Her hands as Prophesied in Isaiah 51:17-19, Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury;i.e. ( Wrath ), thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out. 18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up. 19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? (desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword): by whom shall I comfort thee? We just verified that She Jerusalem, is the one who made the earth Drunk with the wine of Her fornication according to Gods own words. That’s how the cup gets full of the wine of the wrath of GOD, Wine is a Metaphor for Blood.
Rev 17:18
And the woman which thou sawest is that (great city), which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
It is “now” no doubt who this (great city) is unless you deny Gods own word. Has Jerusalem reigned over all the Kings of the earth? Her last lover is Rome who she is a partaker of and in Bed with in the first century, and who she rides (the scarlet colored Beast), and it is Rome who Governed 10 Kingdoms, and ultimately She (Jerusalem) gets surrounded by all Her ex lovers through out all time including Rome. While she is riding the beast she is kept safe by Rome and indeed is reigning over all the 10 Kings of the Earth. Her peace treaty with Rome for 7 years keeps her saying peace peace, Just as God said, then sudden destruction came upon Her, in the middle of Her treaty with Hell. For a list of all of Jerusalem’s Ex Fornicators, the Kings and princes and People who have partaken of the wine of the wrath of God through Israel look in Jer 25:15-29 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. 17 Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me: 18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day; 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people; 20 And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod, 21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon, 22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea, 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners, 24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert, 25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes, 26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them. 27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you. 28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink. 29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, ( Jerusalem ) and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.
We did not go looking in this study for Jerusalem or anyone else for that matter, how ever we went through scripture to find out who and what Gods word says it is, our conclusion doesn’t come from cleverly devised fables or sources out side the bible, but by GODS word itself. It was utterly shocking to us as we did this study, and the information herein is true. None other than Israel or better yet Jerusalem is guilty of all the offences that brings Gods wrath on them.
Can you now imagine of how angry He was with Her, how much more angry with us He would be after we have obtained the truth of all the shadows of scripture, knowing that He has cut Her off, yet opened the truth to our ears in times past till this day, his arm is stretched out still. Now since Johns Revelation is about Jerusalem and the ending of an era, just what are all these other so called Prophesy Teachers today talking about.
It is noteworthy to know that the Bible only Speaks of three temples, One is Solomon’s, the second is Herods, and the third is Christ. The Bible never talks about a third physical temple having to be rebuilt at some point in time in the future. Not one time is it mentioned in scripture that Israel as a Nation will be restored. Remember Matt 21 and Matt 23. Left unto you desolate (forever) just like Babylon, it will never be restored.
The nation we are concerned with today, is the Nation of the LORD in whom we are, a building fitly framed together unto the Glory of GOD. when we come to the knowledge of the truth that Jesus Christ is our LORD and Savior and is yet to come.
God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Now We ask you, is this a coincidence or is this divine. Kind of like putting the icing on the cake this is. The Old City Jerusalem (That Great City) was destroyed by God himself and the last piece of evidence, is the fact that the New Jerusalem in Rev 21:10 is called :(That Great City the Holy Jerusalem). Christ is our new Temple John 2:19
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