By Maria Merola אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, 2008
The original Babylonian Empire was built by Nimrod, who was a mighty leader of ten provinces in the land of Shinar. Genesis chapter 10 describes these regions that once comprised Nimrod’s Kingdom. In Genesis 11, we learn that the people of this kingdom built the Tower of Babel, where the arrogant attitude of the people reached towards heaven, and aroused our Creator’s anger.
As a result, he caused the languages of the nations to be confused, thereby dividing the kingdom from its once unified status. To learn more about the history of the languages of the nations, see my other blog: Speaking with “Renewed Tongues” on The Feast of Weeks
Not only did YaHuWaH divide the languages of the people, but he also divided the super-continent into seven continents.
Mystery Babylon is described in Revelation 17:9 as “A woman” sitting on seven hills or mountains. The Greek word is “oros,” which simply means “elevation,” therefore, it matters not if these seven elevations are hills or mountains.
However, another layer of understanding this prophecy, can mean “seven continents,” divided by vast oceans. I believe that the empire of Babylon was divided into seven continents, originally, and thus the influence of this ancient empire has permeated the entire world.
YaHuWaH, our Creator, divided not only the languages of the people (Genesis 11:9), but he also divided the land into seven continents (Genesis 10:25-32; Genesis 11:9). He did this to prevent the nations from becoming too powerful and unified under Nimrod’s One World Religion & Government.
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 10:31-32 says:
“These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.”
See my other blog entitled: “Nimrod, the Papacy & the Assyrian.”
It was through this biblical Pangaea event that the continents of the earth were divided, thus causing a One World Religion & Government to be put on delay by several millennia. Therefore, the Mystery Babylon described in Revelation 17 & 18 is not the same thing as Geographical Ancient Empire of Babylon.
For centuries, there have been theologians that have speculated as to the identity of the Mother Harlot in Revelation 17-18. She is famously given a name “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS & ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
But who is she? When trying to decipher prophecy, we must always go back to the beginning of the book, (Genesis-Deuteronomy), to find out who the original harlot was. This is how we know who she is in the end of days.
The “first mention” of the word “harlot” is found in Genesis 34:31. The entire chapter details the events of Shechem raping Dinah, and her brothers seeking retribution from the men of Shechem’s city by slaughtering them all. The last verse (34:31) is a rhetorical question asked by Simeon & Levi as a justification for their violence towards the men of the city whom they slaughtered:
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
Obviously, Dinah was not a harlot. However, her name gives us a hint about the final judgement that will come to her brothers (Simeon & Levi) who brought shame and reproach to Jacob and his household. Hence, the reason why Jeremiah 30:7 calls the final end-time tribulation “Jacobs time of trouble.”
#H1783 Diynah dee-naw' fem. of 1779; justice; Dinah, the daughter of Jacob:--Dinah.
#H1779 duwn doon from 1777; judgement (the suit, justice, sentence or tribunal); by impl. also strife:--cause, judgement, plea, strife.
#H1780 diyn deen (Aramaic) corresp. to 1779:--judgement.
The final judgement of Jerusalem was prophesied by another prophet whose name also has to do with judgement. His name is Daniel, whose name means “Judge of EL.” In Daniel 9:27, we are told that Jerusalem would remain desolate right up until the very end, “even until the consummation.”
Our Messiah reiterated this prophecy in Matthew 24, when he declared that Jerusalem would be made “desolate.” Not only was Jerusalem made desolate in the immediate future of the Roman Siege of 70 A.D., but the same events will be repeated just before the second coming of Yahuwshuwa.
Two key players will be responsible for the persecution of the end-time Two Witnesses, just as these same two players were responsible for our Messiah’s crucifixion. If you haven’t figured it out yet, these two key players are Rome & Jerusalem.
In Ezekiel 23, we are shown not only one harlot, but two harlots. Who are they? They are called “Sister harlots,” and they are “Judah & Samaria.”
The capital city of Jerusalem was the headquarters for the Two Southern Tribes of the Kingdom of Judah, while the capital city of the Ten Northern Tribes of Ephraim was Samaria. These two sister harlots were fierce rivals, but they also had similar traits. They both worshiped false gods, and were thus were called “harlots.”
The character trait of a harlot is first seen in the book of Exodus, when the nation of Yisra’el first accepted the marriage covenant of YaHuWaH in Exodus 19. They verbally agreed to obey the covenant by declaring:
Shemoth (Exodus) 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that YHWH has spoken we will do. And Mosheh returned the words of the people unto YHWH.
Did you catch that? They took oral vows on Mount Sinai, and they said “I DO!”
Immediately following the marriage vows, Moses went up to Mount Sinai to receive the terms and conditions of the covenant, which are famously referred to as “The Ten Words,” or “The Ten Commandments,” as they were “Written with the finger of Elohiym.” In other words, this was a “ketuwbah,” a written marriage agreement.
In the very next chapter, Moses returned after forty days with the written marriage agreement in stone. As he approached the camp, he heard the sounds of partying, and wild, lascivious, false worship of the golden calf. The anger of Moses rose up within him, and he broke the tablets, as a sign that Yisra’el broke their marriage covenant with YaHuWaH.
Yiremyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:6 YHWH said also unto me in the days of Yoshiyahuw (Josiah) the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Yisra’el has done? She is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.
Yiremyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Yisra’el committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Yahuwdah (Judah) feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
The key word I want you to pay attention to here, is the word “adultery.” You see, YaHuWaH divorced Yisra’el because she repeatedly committed adultery against him by worshiping other false gods. Even the word “harlot” in Hebrew, specifically means “to commit adultery or idolatry.”
#H2181 zanah zaw-naw' a primitive root (highly-fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple fornication, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively, to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah):--(cause to) commit fornication, X continually, X great, (be an, play the) harlot, (cause to be, play the) whore, (commit, fall to) whoredom, (cause to) go a-whoring, whorish.
Those who falsely claim that America is Mystery Babylon, are now shown to be wrong, because YaHuWaH never entered into a marriage covenant with the nation of America. On a personal level, each individual in the world, may enter into covenant with YaHuWaH, as did Abraham, through the blood covenant of Messiah. However, on a national level, the covenant was first made with Yisra’el, whose capital is Jerusalem.
This rule of interpretation called “The Law of first mention,” necessitates that we follow the same pattern in Yisra’el’s history to find out who the end-time harlot is!
Hoshea 4:15 Though you, Yisra’el, play the harlot, yet let not Yahuwdah (Judah) offend; and come not you unto Gilgal, neither go you up to Bethaven, nor swear, YHWH lives.
Amowc (Amos) 7:17 Therefore thus says YHWH; Your wife shall be a harlot in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be divided by line; and you shall die in a polluted land: and Yisra’el shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
Yisra’el was scattered to the gentile nations after the Roman Siege in 70 A.D., and thus, she was taken captive into the Roman Empire, and to the nations. Ezekiel 23 tells us that “She went after their gods as a harlot chases after her lovers.” Thus, we can say that Yisra’el was married to her lovers in the Holy Roman Empire.
The Kingdom of Judah was also scattered to the nations as well, and they became known as “Yahuwdiym” (Jews). To this very day, Judah represents the Jewish people in the Modern State of Israel, and Samaria represents the other ten tribes that were taken into captivity by Rome in 70 A.D.
Are you beginning to get the picture yet?
After Rome destroyed Jerusalem, the gospel message went to the nations. By the 4th Century, Roman Emperor Constantine corrupted the good news of our Messiah, by blending it with the ancient Mystery Babylon religion. Constantine was the first emperor to give himself the title “Pappas,” which is Latin for father, or pope. He also borrowed the religion from Ancient Babylon, and gave birth to a bastard child called “Roman Catholicism.” Ever since Constantine invented this new religion, Vatican City became the new headquarters for “Mystery Babylon Religion.”
She is described in Revelation 17:4-5 as a harlot dressed in scarlet & purple, and having a golden cup in her hand filled with abominations and filthiness of her fornication. Revelation 17:9 says that she sits on seven mountains, or hills, which are famously called “The Seven Hills of Rome, the Vatican City Proper.”
Mystery Babylon is an ancient religion, not a geographic location. Although this ancient religion began with the ancient empire of Nimrod, the prophets Hoshea, Jeremiah & Ezekiel called Yisra’el a harlot. Why? Because she was supposed to be the bride of YaHuWaH, but she went after the foreign gods of ancient Babylon (which later migrated to Egypt), she broke the marriage covenant.
Ezekiel 23 describes both Houses of Yisra’el as TWO HARLOTS (Judah & Samaria). Both have played the harlot at different times in history. These two harlots today represent Apostate Christianity & Apostate Judaism. Apostate Christianity includes Islam as “Chrislam.”
The role of Mystery Babylon was given to Rome, (when many Christians began to claim they were the bride of Messiah). Yet, they were also worshiping other pagan deities, such as Roman Catholic “saints” and the “The Virgin Mary,” to whom they assigned the title to “The Queen of Heaven” (Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17-25).
However, in these last days, the harlot has moved back to Jerusalem “Where our Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11:8). This Great City is spiritually called “Sodom & Egypt.” In 1993, under the Oslo Accords, Shimon Peres handed over the Great City of Old Jerusalem to Pope John Paul II who then divided up the city into three parts: Catholic, Jewish & Muslim. This was a fulfillment of Revelation 16:
Revelation 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 Elohiym, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
The first literal fulfillment of Babylon being destroyed is found in Jeremiah 50:1-23. The Scriptures teach us that this particular prophesied destruction of Babylon would occur during the era of the Babylonian Empire of Nebuchadnezzar. Furthermore, Jeremiah 50:39-40 declared that Babylon would never again be inhabited.
“Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands will dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever…”
The two destructions of Babylon foretold:
The prophecy of Jeremiah clearly stated that Babylon would be destroyed, never to be inhabited again. Yet, the book of Revelation prophesies the destruction of Babylon at the time of Armageddon. How do we reconcile what appears to be a biblical contradiction?
Literal Babylon vs. Mystery Babylon
The physical city of Babylon was originally built by Nimrod after the flood. It was located on the Euphrates River, about 55 miles south of where Baghdad, Iraq stands today. The name Babylon came from the Tower of Babel that was constructed there.
Babylon became a large city of global prominence around 1728 B.C. during the reign of Hammurabi. The glory years of Babylon were achieved under King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 B.C.). The city declined during the reign of Belshazzar, and came to ruin when Artaxerxes, the Persian king, destroyed it in 478 B.C.
Thus, Jeremiah’s prophesied destruction of Babylon was accomplished, and, just as the prophecy said, it has never been inhabited to this day. Saddam Hussein launched a project to rebuild Babylon in the late 1980’s, but the effort was halted by the Gulf War, and has yet to be resumed.
But if Babylon is never to be rebuilt, why are two entire chapters of the book of Revelation devoted to the destruction of Babylon? And why is the destruction of Babylon clearly described as occurring at the time of Armageddon?
The Babylon described in Revelation is called “Mystery Babylon.” The Greek word for “mystery” is “musterion,” which means “secret, hidden.” This pertains to Secret Societies and the Mystery School Religions from ancient Babylon & Egypt.
This Mystery School Religion originated with Nimrod at the Tower of Babel. However, these mystery occult beliefs were carried to the uttermost parts of the earth after YaHuWaH confused the languages in Genesis 11. Additionally, the earth had been one giant super-continent, but it was divided into seven continents after the flood (Genesis 10:32).
This event is known as “Biblical Pangaea.” Today, Mystery Babylon has permeated the entire earth, as those who follow her religion, will soon be judged for her spiritual fornication.
As for the geographic location for Mystery Babylon in the end of days, we can accurately, and historically say that the “two sister harlots,” are Rome & Jerusalem, as these were both responsible for crucifying our Messiah, and they will both be responsible for killing the two witnesses in the end of days.
America is the Second Beast of Revelation 13:11
Now, I want to share briefly, why many people are seeing America, as another manifestation of Mystery Babylon. It is true, that in 1871, the United States of America was sold by our U.S. Congress to the Vatican City Bank, and thus became an extension of Rome. It is for this reason, that America has become known as “The New Rome.” See this article: THE UNITED STATES BECAME A FOREIGN CORPORATION IN 1871
This is why Revelation 13:1 describes “A beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
Revelation 17:9 tells us that “The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.” At the time when the Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) was given this revelation on the Island of Patmos, it was 96 A.D., and Jerusalem had already been destroyed in the Roman Siege. Therefore, the seven elevations had to be describing Rome, for this was the ancient city known for practicing the mystery religion of Nimrod from Babylon.
1.) Aventine Hill (Latin: Collis Aventinus; Italian: Aventino).
2.) Caelian Hill (Collis Caelius, originally the Mons Querquetulanus; Celio).
3.) Capitoline Hill (Mons Capitolinus; Campidoglio).
4.) Esquiline Hill (Collis Esquilinus; Esquilino).
5.) Palatine Hill (Collis or Mons Palatinus; Palatino).
6.) Quirinal Hill (Collis Quirinalis; Quirinale).
7.) Viminal Hill (Collis Viminalis; Viminale).
However, I submit to you, that in these last days, not only does this harlot (woman) sit on the seven hills of Rome, but she also sits on the seven continents of the world, which can also be described as mountains or elevations.
This “woman” is able to to commit spiritual fornication with the kings of the earth, because her influence is now available over television, internet and satellites.
Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, 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.
Revelation 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning...
Revelation 13:11 describes a second beast with two political horns coming up from the earth, and this second beast “Exercises all the power of the first beast,” which is the Holy Roman Empire. As a matter of fact, the capital city of the United States, used to be called Rome Maryland, but eventually, the name was changed to Washington D.C. To learn more, please read my other blog: Who is the Beast of Revelation 13?
Even the colors within the American Flag (Red & Blue) can be combined to form the color purple. The two political horns on the second beast of Revelation 13:11 are the Democratic Party (blue) & the Republican Party (red). The goal of the Jesuits of Rome, aka the Illuminati, is to unite both parties into “synthesis,” which is a strategy called “The Hegelian Dialectic,” or in the Luciferian principles of Baphomet (Freemasonry), it is called “Solve e Coagula.” To learn more, see these other two blogs:
Nevertheless, although the United States of America has allowed the religion of Ancient Mystery Babylon into her government, the original harlot (as described in Revelation 17-18) will revert back to the Great City of Jerusalem, during the “Great Tribulation,” of 1,260 days (Revelation 11:8). Jerusalem will be the city where the religion of Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) will be headquartered, as all the religions of the world will be celebrated there, thus polluting the Temple of Elohiym.
In this way, Jerusalem will be committing spiritual fornication with the kings of the earth, far worse than her harlot sister in Rome.
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:8 says:
“And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Yisrael committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Yahuwdah (Judah) feared not, but went and played the harlot also.”
The prophecy of Mystery Babylon is found in Revelation 17:3-5. It is none other than the Vatican City, when she moves her headquarters to Jerusalem “Where our Lord was crucified!” (Revelation 11:8).
In these last days, there is a counterfeit “One New Man” that is coming together. This counterfeit will make it appear that the House of Judah & the House of Ephrayim are joining together under “The Messiah,” as prophesied in Ezekiel 37:16-19. However, before the true Messiah, Yahuwshuwa returns for his bride, there will be a false Messiah, known as the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist)!
Who is Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth?
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
*Explanation: The seven heads are the seven hills where the Vatican City proper is located, famously called “The Seven Hills of Rome” in most dictionaries and Encyclopedias. However, did you know that Jerusalem also sits on seven mountains? To learn more, see this article: The Seven Hills of Jerusalem
The seven hills of Jerusalem are as follows:
1.) The Mount of Olives.
2.) Mount Scopus.
3.) Mount of Corruption.
4.) Mount Ophel.
5.) Mount Tziyown (Zion) originally named Mount Moriah.
6.) The New Mount Tziyown (Zion).
7.) The Mount of the Fortress Antonia.
Just like Rome, the seven hills of Washington D.C. are as follows:
1.) Capitol Hill.
2.) Meridian Hill.
3.) Floral Hills.
3.) Forest Hills.
6.) Knox Hill.
Originally, Nimrod was the first antichrist leader to attempt the New World Order with his building project of the Tower of Babel. He ruled this kingdom from the Land of Shinar (see Genesis 10). These provinces are a pattern for the end-time ten horns on the beast. Before the flood in Noah’s day, all seven continents of the world were connected as one big super-continent.
After the flood, the large land mass split off into seven continents (Genesis 10:32). The woman is a body of people who were once known to be the bride of YaHuWaH in the wilderness following her captivity in Egypt.
However, because Yisrael committed harlotry with the molten calf, (and with other false gods), she was sent into Babylonian & Assyrian Captivity. This is why the title of the harlot, or the whore belongs to the original woman, Apostate Yisrael. After the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D. the harlot/whore moved to the European nations, and continued her harlotry with the Roman religion.
Her religion in the last days will have influenced the seven continents of the world. Therefore, on a larger scale, this woman sits on all seven continents as “mountains,” where she has spiritual and political influence. The European Union has created a giant sculpture of a woman riding on a beast in front of their headquarters. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology who later gave her name to the continent of Europe.
In one popular version of her story, Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted by Zeus and whisked off to Crete; King Minos, (of the Labyrinth and Minotaur fame), would be one of the results of Zeus’ rape.
There is a hint in the Revelation of John, that this woman was “carried away” by this beast or bull. The Greek word for “carries” is “bastadzo” which means “through the idea of removal; to lift, to carry, sustain, declare.”
However, the etymology of the word “bastadzo” has evolved into the word “bastard.” This means that the mother harlot religion has bastardized the one true faith of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa.
Revelation 17:7 And the malak (messenger) said unto me, Wherefore did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
To go along with the mythological story of Europa & Zeus, the bull symbolizes the papacy. Is this where the term “Papal Bull” comes from?
It is ironic, how the story of Europa & Zeus depicts reality. A “Papal Bull” is a type of public decree, a letter, or a charter issued by a pope of the Catholic Church.
It is named after the leaden seal (bulla), that was traditionally appended to the end, in order to authenticate it. Even though “the woman” in the book of Revelation is identified as the Vatican, (because she sits on seven hills), her religion, is known as “Mystery Babylon.” Many theologians have been confused about the identity of Mystery Babylon from Revelation 17:5, believing that her geographical origins (Modern-day Iraq) are the same as today. However, the first literal fulfillment of Babylon being destroyed is found in Jeremiah 50:1-23.
The Scriptures teach us that this particular prophesied destruction of Babylon would occur during the era of the Babylonian Empire of King Nebuchadnezzar. Furthermore, Jeremiah 50:39-40 declared that Babylon would never again be inhabited:
“Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands will dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever…”
The prophecy of Jeremiah clearly stated that Babylon would be destroyed, never to be inhabited again. Yet the book of Revelation prophesies the destruction of Babylon at the time of Armageddon. How do we reconcile what appears to be a biblical contradiction?
Literal Babylon vs. Mystery Babylon
The physical city of Babylon was originally built by Nimrod after the flood. It was located on the Euphrates River, about 55 miles south of where Baghdad, Iraq stands today.
The name Babylon came from the Tower of Babel that was constructed there. Babylon became a large city of global prominence around 1728 B.C. during the reign of Hammurabi.
The glory years of Babylon were achieved under Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 B.C.). The city declined during the reign of Belshazzar, and came to ruin when Xerxes, the Persian king, destroyed it in 478 B.C.
Thus, Jeremiah’s prophesied destruction of Babylon was accomplished, and, just as the prophecy said, it has never been inhabited to this day.
Saddam Hussein launched a project to rebuild Babylon in the late 1980’s, but the effort was halted by Gulf War I and has yet to be resumed. But if Babylon is never to be rebuilt, why are two entire chapters of the book of Revelation devoted to the destruction of Babylon?
And why is the destruction of Babylon clearly described as occurring at the time of Armageddon? The Babylon described in Revelation is called “Mystery Babylon.”
The prophecy of Mystery Babylon is found in Revelation 17:3-5. It is none other than the Vatican moving her headquarters to Jerusalem “Where our Lord was crucified!”
The word “musterion” is the Greek word for “mystery,” and it means “secret.” This has to do with Secret Societies, and Mystery School Religions dating back to Nimrod. This is the basis for the religion of Freemasonry & Roman Catholicism today.
They have borrowed the ancient religion of Babylon!
When the Vatican sets up headquarters in Jerusalem, the religions of the world will be joined there, and “That Great City” described in Revelation 18 shall fall.
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:4 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.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
This woman is clothed in scarlet and purple, and has a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominations and filthiness of her fornication. Since Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. by Rome, this woman moved her headquarters to Rome. However, before the Roman Siege, her identity began “In the wilderness!”
Who else was said to be the bride of YaHuWaH, and was carried away into the wilderness? Yisra’el, and her capital city (Jerusalem), is the one who is identified as the one who was carried away into the desert of the wilderness.
Shemoth (Exodus) 19:4 You have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagle’s wings, and brought you unto myself.
Debariym (Deuteronomy) 32:10-11 He found him [Yisra’el] in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Chazown (Revelation) 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Chazown (Revelation) 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
As an eagle, who stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, and then takes them, and bears them on her wings, this is the relationship described by YaHuWaH, and his beloved bride, Yisra’el.
In the prophecy of Ezekiel 37, we see these two sister harlots, repenting, and being reunited from “Two sticks” (two trees), into “One stick in the hand of YaHuWaH.” These two harlots are now repenting, and reuniting, just as the Scriptures foretold. However, there is a counterfeit of these two sister harlots reuniting with the One World Religion of Mystery Babylon, and it is important that we understand the difference in these last days.
The first mention of a harlot is found in Genesis 38, where Tamar dressed up like a harlot, and tricked Judah into impregnating her with twins. Again, in the book of Hosea, Yisra’el is called a harlot. In Ezekiel 23, the two divided kingdoms of Judah & Samaria are referred to as “two harlots.”
In these last days, we are seeing a counterfeit of the “two sticks” of Ezekiel 37:15-19 coming together. The House of Judah and the House of Joseph/Ephraim appear to be uniting under a false religious system (under the Vatican & Political Zionism). We can equate the Vatican to Samaria, as she is one of the harlots that is joining herself to Jerusalem.
Why America is Not the Mystery Babylon of Revelation
There are some theologians who believe America is the Mystery Babylon spoken of in Revelation 17-18. However, there are several reasons why this cannot be true.
1.) America is a nation, not a great city. The Greek word for nation is ethnos, and the Greek word for city is polis. The book of Revelation refers to Mystery Babylon as a “megas polis” (a great city).
If Mystery Babylon is America, it would be called “megas ethnos” (a great nation).
2.) America is not clothed in scarlet & purple, but the Vatican is.
The reason why the harlot wears scarlet and purple, is because, these are the colors that are used in the Tabernacle of Moses. However, the harlots has removed the blue color, which represents the Mosaic Law (Torah), in Exodus 24:10. Therefore, the harlot is missing the blue color, because she has become lawless, in going after false pagan gods and false religions.
3.) Shimon Peres gave 60% of Jerusalem’s Old City to Pope John Paul II in 1993 under the Oslo Accords.
Pope John Paul II then divided up the city into three parts (Muslim, Christian & Jewish). This was a fulfillment of the following prophecy:
Chazown (Revelation) 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 Elohiym to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Therefore, Mystery Babylon, the Vatican, has begun moving headquarters to THAT GREAT CITY Jerusalem, “Where our Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11:8).
Here is rock solid proof THAT GREAT CITY in the Book of Revelation is speaking about Jerusalem in the end of days:
Chazown (Revelation) 18:24 And in her was found the BLOOD OF THE PROPHETS, and of qowdesiym (saints), and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that KILL THE PROPHETS, and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
Luqas (Luke) 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which KILLS THE PROPHETS, and stones them that are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not!
Chazown (Revelation) 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and DOUBLE unto her DOUBLE according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her DOUBLE.
Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:2 Speak you comfortably to JERUSALEM, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of YHWH’s hand DOUBLE for all her sins.
The religion of Mystery Babylon, the Great has permeated the entire world. However, the GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION of Mystery Babylon in the last days, is none other than APOSTATE JERUSALEM!
As we can see from the prophecy in Zechariah, our Messiah will return to the Mount of Olives, where he shall land his feet. This will be just after Jerusalem has been attacked by the ten horns on the beast, and she is on fire. As Jerusalem is being attacked, this is when our Messiah will return to save the remnant, who will be waiting for him there, as it is written:
Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 12:
6 In that day will I make the governors of Yahuwdah (Judah) like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 YHWH also shall save the tents of Yahuwdah (Judah) first, that the glory of the house of Dawiyd (David), and the glory of the inhabitants of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) do not magnify themselves against Yahuwdah (Judah).
8 In that day shall YHWH defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as Dawiyd (David); and the house of Dawiyd (David) shall be as Elohiym, as the malak (angel) of YHWH before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of Dawiyd (David), and upon the inhabitants of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Revelation 18:9 describes this harlot as one who will be burned with fire, in the end of days. Some have speculated that America will burn with fire. Others have speculated that Rome, will once again burn with fire. However, there is only one city that will be attacked by the nations of the earth.
Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 23:29 And they shall deal with you hatefully, and shall take away all your labour, and shall leave you naked and bare: and the nakedness of your whoredoms shall be discovered, both your lewdness and your whoredoms.
Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Yahuwdah (Judah) like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
Amowc (Amos) 2:5 But I will send a fire upon Yahuwdah (Judah), and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
Chazown (Revelation) 17:16 And the ten horns which thou saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
In conclusion, we can accurately say that Mystery Babylon Religion has made her influence upon all the nations of the earth. However, as it pertains to the prophecies in the end of days, “THAT GREAT CITY” is none other than Jerusalem, “Where our Master was crucified!”