When the scriptures use the word Babylon our mind immediately goes to the former Persian Empire this is not correct. The word Babylon is referring to a twenty first century nation, the United States of America. a nation with a suspicious agricultural technique called (GM) Genetically Modify; See Isaiah17: 11” Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines, though on the day you set them out, you make them grow, and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud, yet the harvest will be as nothing in the day of disease and incurable pain.” the United States is a North America nation with the most superior telecommunication networks in the world Review the ruler of the kingdom of the Air Ephesians 2: 2, a nation which approves and advocates an unnatural approach to sex and sexuality See Romans 1: 18 to 32. Joel 3: 3. “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-His eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they know God they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened, although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossipers, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless and ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them”. “They cast lots for my people and traded boys for prostitutes: they sold girls for wine that they might drink.” a nation which exercise Hegemony over nations in the United Nation organization. When the scriptures say the stars of Heaven will fall down, it is an allegoric depiction of the stars spangled banner the United States of American flag (color) popularly called the old glory, A nation with an imposing touch bearing female statue for the promotions of her social, political and economic programs she call (Liberty). Sculpting and paintings are beautiful art forms mankind have cultivated over the age to preserve her traditions and culture, there is nothing wrong with these art forms by themselves that is; if man will not go overboard, in her attempt to animate or worship the inanimate like we see with the statue of Liberty at Staten Island in New York. It says ‘’Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” There is no way the bronze or cooper statue at Staten Island could have said these words, it’s a statue, it doesn’t speak nor does it breathe. Man wrote out these words, which bring man at conflict with the Almighty God whose nature is well defined for all mankind ‘’He said He is a Jealous God” Almighty God considers idol worshiping invidious, raising an image animated or not for worship is unacceptable Review the statue of Liberty in Isaiah 50 : 10 and 11, ‘’Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze.” Idol worshiping was what inspired Percy Shelling’s critically acclaimed poem Titled: Ozymandias, a poem which talk of the ruins for man who wish to perpetuate themselves on earth (Idol worshipping) the poem is here replicated for those who haven’t seen it before now.
I met a traveler from an antique land,
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘’My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away. By: PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Violence rather than productivity is the common denomination with which nations measure strength it’s the benchmark that determines the twenty first century’s national sovereignty so to speak. The United States is in a league of her own when it comes to violence hence she is regarded as the last surviving super power, she is head and shudders above all other nation she trades in violence and she believes in it she worships it. On individual levels it’s a source of entertainment for the public as can be seen in popular human art form (The Movie Industries) Boxing, Martial arts, Taekwondo, Judo etc. Animals are not left out, man has involved animals in her violence lifestyle,it should have been enough to eat these animals for food as a source of protein we cause distress to these beast by making them fight each other to satisfy our gambling needs and sometimes for our violent entertainment, Dog fighting, Lamb fighting, Cork fighting, Bull fighting Etc. That was why God called the United States “Guilty men, whose own strength is their god” see Habakkuk 1: 5 to 11.” Look at the nations and watch- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if you were told, I am rising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwelling places not their own. They are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor. Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like a vulture swooping to devour; they all come bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand. They deride kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; they build earthen ramps and capture them. Then they sweep past like the wind and go on- guilty men, whose own strength is their god.” See Habakkuk 1: 12 to 17. O Lord, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy one, we will not die. O Lord, you have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, you have ordained them to punish. Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why than do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? You have made men like fish in the sea, like sea creatures that have no ruler. The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad. Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food. Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?”
With the end of the cold war and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 the United States assumes the role of a sole Superpower with hegemony over the rest of the world. A Superpower is a nation with dominant position in international relations. This position is influenced by her readiness to spread her culture, idea’s and lifestyle all over the world by projecting force on a global scale with her Military, her economy strength and diplomacy called soft power influence (Buccaneers activities). Before the emergence of the United States as a superpower there have been other nations who have attempted imposing their culture and ideas on the rest of the world See Isaiah 14:9 to 20. Nations such as; Ancient Egypt, Persian Empire, The Hellenic empire, Mongol Empire, Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, Portuguese Empire, Spanish Empire, French Empire, British Empire and Soviet Union. Addressing the United States the Almighty God said:-“The grave below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed to greet you- all those who were leaders in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones- all those who were kings over the nation. They will all respond, they will say to you, “You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us.” All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps; maggots are spread out beneath you and worms cover you. How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?” All the kings of the nation’s lie in state, each in his own tomb. But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot, you will not join them in burial, for you have destroyed your land and killed your people”.
The twenty first century is the age of laissez-aller in human development. See 1st Corinthians 10: 23. An age individual the world over will want to live a lifestyle they choose with no one telling them how to live their lives as against the collectives. (Socialism) These attitudes question the reasons for the continual existence of the institution of government. We have a God who makes known the end from the beginning Review Isaiah 46: 9 and 10. “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say; my purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. ”God ordained this development and made provisions for its enabling, to stop mankind from attempting to play God to her fellow man like mankind had it in medieval Europe with the inquest, the pattern of relationship God designed for the twenty first century man is a direct relation with every person where there is no middleman (A Priest) John 6: 45. They will all be taught by God See Hebrews 8:10 to 13.”This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. See Daniel 12: 10 and 11. “Many will be purified, and made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”the information here was talking of the third world war and the international immigration challenges it will throw up, the third world war is a war between the nations and Buccaneers masquerading as religious zealots mankind do not have a clear-cut name for this war, its sometimes called (War on Terror or Terrorism) it is an amorphous war unlike the first two world wars before it, it involves everyone the Military as well as the civil population because it has no permanent force fields nor battle field because of its style of presentation it was decreed like an afterthought from God something that was not meant to be Examine the word (Even in Gods decreed)See EZEKIEL 21: 14. “So than, son of man, prophesy and strike your hands together. Let the sword strike twice, even three times. It is a sword for slaughter-a sword for great slaughter, closing in on them from every side”. Review Jeremiah 25: 30 to 38 “The Lord will roar from on high; He will thunder from His holy dwelling and roar mightily against His land. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth. The tumult will resound to the end of the earth, for the Lord will bring charges against the nations; He will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword,’” declares the Lord. This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Look! Disaster is spreading from nation to nation; a mighty storm is rising from the ends of the earth.” At that time those slain by the Lord will be everywhere- from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground. Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery. The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape. Hear the cry of the shepherds, the wailing of the leaders of the flock, for the Lord is destroying their pasture. The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the Lord. Like a lion he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate because of the sword of the oppressor and because of the Lord’s fierce anger.”
The leadership shall be responsible for what it approves only. Not for the idiosyncrasies of the individual, after these enlightenment a person’s idiosyncrasies is the responsibilities of the person, it’s the individual that God will call to question not the leadership or the commonweal the relationship between mankind and God shall be a close personal relation, See Ezekiel 33: 7 to 9. “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O Wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold your accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself” Except where there is a failure of leadership, the leadership shall be called to question. This is the reasons for the directives ‘’He shall tell you the truth, and the truth, shall set you free” for the public, for the leadership it says “Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves Romans 14: 22 . “Everything is permissible- but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible”- but not everything is constructive”. 1st Corinthians 10: 23. The age of inherited sins have ended, it has been reformed to reflect new directives. The old saying ‘’our fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children tooth are set on edge’’ does not apply any more. Its every person on his own, anyone who eat sour grapes his own tooth will be set on edge.
When the scriptures use the word Egypt our mind immediately goes to the Mediterranean Egypt. That is wrong; it’s referring to the United Kingdom both Egypt were colonial powers. The differences are in their structures, there is no Irish republican army in the old Egypt. The former German and French colony, Nigeria neighbor to the west the Republic of Cameron is the country the scripture is referring to when it use the word philistine.
Trumpet Sound: The word trumpet sound is not referring to sound from trumpets. Trumpets were media tools applied by the ancients to catch or attract public attention before passing relevant information over to the public especially issues related to wars, coronation of a King, death of a King Etc. The twenty first century man has evolved beyond these trivial media tools. Trumpets sounds are a reference to media activities that will follow the coming of the servant of God (The Day of the Lord) the twenty first century man has: Television, Internet, Radio, Newspaper’s, Smart –phones etc. See Revelation 8: 6 to 13.
The locust out of the Abyss in Revelation 9: 1 to 20 is an allegorical depiction of the spike in international migration from all parts of the world to the new city Abuja the new Jerusalem. The two witnesses whose dead bodies lies in the street of the great city in Revelation 11: 1 to 12 is an allegorical depiction of the scale of construction works going on in the new city Abuja involving massive earth moving activities building of huge Hotels, Roads-networks, Offices and other infrastructure. The harlot who sits on many waters,sitting on a scarlet beast in Revelation 17: 1 to 5 was an allegoric depiction of the abuse of contraceptive device the condom by mankind.
The scriptures were not compiled for mankind to understand until mankind reached a certain stage in her development hence its choice of literary styles. If mankind understands the scriptures there will be changes on how mankind conducts themselves. See Mark 4: 12. “So that, ‘’ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven See Quran YA-SIN36: 8 to 10. “Surely, we have put iron collars round their necks reaching their chins. So they have raised their heads up. And we have set a barrier before them and a barrier behind them, and we have cast a veil over their eyes so they do not see anything. And it is all the same for them whether you warn or do not warn them, they will not believe” See Quran the Night Journey/The Children of Israel17: 46. And we (also) put covers over their hearts so that they may (not) get to its meaning, and plug their ears with a sensation of heaviness (so that they may not listen to it). And when you mention your Lord alone in the Quran (and the names of their idols are not mentioned) then, in extreme dislike, they turn their backs and flee away.