Thursday, May 10, 2018

Warning about the revival of the old Babylonian spirit

The Bible warns us of the revival of the old Babylonian spirit in the last days, described in the 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation. In Jeremiah 51:7, we find a perfect description of the very condition of the days in which we are now living:

Jeremiah 51:7 Baḇel was a golden cup in the hand of יהוה, making drunk all the earth. The nations drank her wine, that is why the nations went mad! (ISR)

Zephaniah 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of יהוה. And by the fire of His jealousy all the earth shall be consumed, for He makes a sudden end of all those who dwell in the earth. (ISR)

Mark 13:7. But when you hear of wars and rumors of revolutions, do not have fear. This is bound to happen, but is yet not the end. 8. For nation will arise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in various places. And there will be famine and uprisings. These things are the beginning of sorrows. (AENT)

So, what can we do about it? Well, nobody is immune from wars and man-made or natural disasters, so the only thing we can really do is to pray and get ourselves “right” with YHWH, because Believers ARE guaranteed eternal life in the “olam haba” (world to come)! We can see examples of the promise of “eternal life” in both Torah and throughout the New Testament:

YHWH put the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, Genesis 2:9. And in Tanach we see that people are “gathered to their people,” for instance in Gen. 25:8 (Abraham), 25:17 (Ishmael), 35:29 (Isaac), 49:33 (Jacob); Deuteronomy 32:50 (Moses and Aaron); see also Daniel 12:2 and Nehemiah 9:5.

In the New Testament we see eternal life through Y’shua, whose shed blood redeemed us, thus offering eternal life to any obedient Believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: Romans 3:23-26; 6:23; John 3:16; 11:25, 3:36, 6:47, 17:3-6 etc.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inspiration and peace to you guys, shalom

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to write!

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  2. Hi Sister Carmen, who is the beast mentioned in Revelation 13:11? Is America being mentioned in the book of Revelation at all? Thanks and Shalom.

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    1. Thanks for the great question. As stated in my book, "And There was War in Heaven!" - Thanks for the great question. As stated in my book, "And There was War in Heaven!" – I believe this particular “beast of prey” refers to the Antichrist and the ungodly system of beliefs he institutes, including the use of Islam. The first “beast” (Islam) suffered a terrible blow when the Ottoman era came to a close at the end of World War I and when the Caliphate (first form of government inspired by Islam) was abolished in 1924 (see Wikipedia).

      Revelation 13:11. And I saw another beast of prey which came out of the earth; and he had two horns like those of a lamb, and he spoke like the dragon.

      Revelation 13: 12. And before him he exercised all the authority of the first beast of prey whose deadly wound was healed. (Wound was healed because Islam is now on the rise again!) 13. And he brought about great signs, even so as to make fire come down from heaven upon the earth, before men. 14. And he seduced them that dwell on the earth to erect an image to the beast of prey who had the wound from a sword and recovered.

      15. And it was given him to put life into the image of the beast of prey; and to cause that all they who would not worship the image of the beast of prey, should be slain (certainly sounds like Islam whose adherents threaten to behead anyone who refuses to bow down to Allah!): 16. and to cause that all, great and small, rich and poor, bond and free, should receive a mark on their right hands, or upon their foreheads; 17. so that no one might be able to buy or to sell, except those who had the mark of the name of the beast of prey, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom: let him that has intelligence compute the number of the beast of prey; for it is the number of a man: and its number is six hundred and sixty and six.

      As an aside, referring to the number 666 in verse 18, the AENT explains:

      In terms of the number of the Beast, the name 'Nero Caesar” adds up to a Gematria of 666 in Hebrew and Aramaic. However, this never works in Greek or Latin, as Origen found out to his dismay in the late Second Century. While this book of Revelation is written outside of specific “time” as we know it, the examples and instances of the past and present, ultimately repeat themselves while racing towards their final fulfillment. Although 666 is haSatan’s identifying number, the Anti-Mashiyach types also wear this number. Anti-Mashiyach can relate to humans under haSatan’s control, those who use positions of power and authority to wreak havoc. Rav Shaul teaches he is the “man of lawlessness” but still a man; 1 Thessalonians reveals that the man has false divine aspirations. Human manifestations of haSatan are men like Nero, who is a shadow of what is to come. Rome has long been the focal point of evil, so how much more would the Emperor reflect that, especially when he murdered both Rav Shaul and Keefa (Peter)!

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    2. America is mentioned nowhere in the Bible by name. But I believe America is definitely part of "Babylon" - the "beast system." Babylon which is represented by all religious organizations who make void Torah and speak against Y’shua haMashiyach. All earthly governments and religious institutions have modelled their hierarchies and values after her; she is the harlot system of materialism, relativism, humanism and paganism that has installed her own religious “priesthood” by replacing YHWH and His Messiah with her own “messiahs.” The only way out of this system is to turn to YHWH and “Come out of her” by observing His Torah and walking in Mashiyach according to the image of Elohim.

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  3. Thanks Sister Carmen, this make sense now. Is your book "And There was War in Heaven" talked about the book of Revelation? I'm interested to read more about this.

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    1. Yes, it's all about the Book of Revelation. :)

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