Monday, July 27, 2020

Who is Mystery Babylon?

By Maria Merola אריאל

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, January 2008
http://www.DoublePortionInheritance.com

The original Babylonian Empire was first 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 his 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. 

Not only did YaHuWaH divided the languages of the people, but he also divided the super-continent into seven continents divided by vast oceans. He did this to prevent the nations from becoming too powerful and unified under a 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 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 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 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 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 Yisrael 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! 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 the Ten Commandments “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 Yisrael broke their marriage covenant with YaHuWaH.

It was from this point moving forward, that  Yisrael was famously called a harlot in prophecy. 

Yiremyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:6 YHWH said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Yisrael 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 Yisrael committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister 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 Yisrael 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.

This rule of interpretation called “The Law of first mention,” necessitates that we follow the same pattern in Yisrael’s history to find out who the end-time harlot is!

Hoshea 4:15 Though you, Yisrael, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye 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 Yisrael shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

Yisrael was scattered to the gentile nations after the Roman Siege in 70 A.D., and thus, she was taken captive into the Roman Empire nations. Ezekiel 23 tells us that she went after their gods as a harlot chases after her lovers. Thus, we can say that Yisrael 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 “Yahuwdiy” (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 3rd Century, Constantine the Roman Emperor corrupted the good news of Messiah, by blending it with Mystery Babylon religion. Constantine was the first empower to give himself the title “Pappas” (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 (hills) which are famously called “The Seven Hills of Rome, Vatican City Proper.”

Mystery Babylon is a harlot. The prophet Hoshea, Jeremiah & Ezekiel called Israel a harlot, because she was supposed to be the bride of YaHuWaH, but she went after other gods and broke the marriage covenant.

Ezekiel 23 describes both Houses of Israel 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 worshiping other gods, such as Catholic saints and the Virgin Mary.

However, in the last days, the harlot has moved 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 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 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 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 she will soon be judged for her spiritual fornication.

Jerusalem is that Great City that will be charged with mingling the one true faith of YaHuWaH with the religions of the world. 

In this way, she is committing spiritual fornication with the kings of the earth, far worse than her harlot sister.

Jeremiah 3:8 says:

“And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister 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 when she moves her headquarters to Jerusalem “Where our Lord was crucified!”

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 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. 

Originally, Nimrod was the first antichrist leader to attempt the New World Order with the Tower of Babel. 

He ruled ten provinces in the Land of Shinar (see Genesis 10). 

These ten 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 she 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 Israel. 

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 harlot has bastardized the one true faith of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa. 

Revelation 17:7 And the angel 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 telling the story of Europa & Zeus depicts reality. A papal bull is a type of public decree, letters patent, or 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 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? 

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. 

Deuteronomy 32:10-11 He found him [Yisrael] 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. 

As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings. 

The Two Harlots are Reuniting as One The first mention of a harlot in scripture is 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. Again, 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 & Zionism). 

We can equate the Vatican to Samaria, as she is one of the harlots that is joining herself to Jerusalem. 

Why America Cannot be Mystery Babylon 

There are some theologians that 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” (great city). 

If Mystery Babylon is America, it would be called “megas ethnos” (great nation). 

2.) America is not clothed in scarlet & purple, but the Vatican is. 

These are colors that are used in the Tabernacle of Moses, minus the blue. The color blue 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 gods and 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: 

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 (Vatican) will be 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: 

Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the BLOOD OF THE PROPHETS, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. 

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! 

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! 

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. 

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! 

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