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"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Connecting the Dots to Mystery Babylon the Great

The winged lions from the ancient city gates of Babylon

"There does exist a separate but intensely linked ten (10) nation core of Europe known as the Western European Union, which in many ways developed out of the Papacy and was the precursor to the European Union. The Treaty of Brussels (1948) created the Western European Union."

Daniel 7:7 and Revelation 17:12-14

I have found that not only does secular history repeat itself, the history of the Holy Bible repeats itself over time---and most likely will until earthly kingdoms cease to exist---when Jesus Christ returns and sets up His eternal kingdom that will last forever (Daniel 7:14 and Daniel 7:27).

In Daniel chapter 7, a lion, the first beast, is a fitting symbol of Babylon. The Old Testament prophets called Babylon a lion. A lion with eagle’s wings was a prominent symbol on Babylonian coins and on Babylon’s walls. The lion—the king of beasts—and an eagle—the chief of birds—aptly describes the powerful rule of Babylon from 605 to 539 B.C.

The fierceness of the Medo-Persian soldiers is depicted in the bear of verse 5. When the Medes and Persians overthrew Babylon, they also conquered Lydia and Egypt. The three ribs in the bear’s mouth represent these three nations—Babylon, Lydia, and Egypt. Medo-Persia ruled the Middle East from 539 to 331 B.C.

The leopard is an appropriate symbol of Alexander the Great’s empire, Greece. The Greek king conquered with the swiftness of a leopard flying with eagle’s wings. Why does this leopard have four heads? When Alexander died in a drunken stupor at age thirty-three, his four generals—Cassander, Lysimachus, Seleucus, and Ptolemy—divided up the empire. Bible prophecy is incredibly accurate. The Greeks ruled from 331 to 168 B.C.

Daniel's Dream
Applied to Modern Times

Daniel's prophecy has application to the Babylonian Empire of his day as well as Global empires that came to power in the Dark Ages and Middle Ages---right up to present day.

Daniel 7:1-7 (NIV)

Daniel’s Dream of Four Beasts

1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.

2 Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. 3 Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.

4 “The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.

It takes no leap of faith or any imagination to see that the American national symbol is the eagle and, you guessed it, we came from the lion. Therefore, this text accurately describes one nation divided in two, one represented by a lion and the other, an eagle.

Clearly the United States and Great Britain fit the prophecy of Daniel 7.

Daniel 7:5 (NIV)

5 “And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’

The three ribs in the Russian bear's mouth have survived in the present form of the Medo-Persia (Syria and Iran) empire---having alliances with the Byzantine Empire---the part of the Greek empire in southeastern Europe and Asia Minor formed from the eastern part of the Roman Empire.

Daniel 7:6 (NIV)

6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.

The leopard is believed to represent Germany and its four (4) wings of a Fowl---the France fighting cock not plucked off.

Four wings of the leopard...
the French departments in Italy

The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, lasted from the coronation of Otto I as a Holy Roman Emperor in 962 to 1806, when it was dissolved during the Napoleonic Wars.

Trasimène is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Italy. It was named after Lake Trasimeno. Its capital was Spoleto. It was divided into the following arrondissements (a subdivision of a department in France, for purposes of local government administration):

  • Spoleto
  • Foligno
  • Perugia
  • Todi
  • Trasimène was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory is presently divided over the Italian provinces: Perugia, Terni and Viterbo---and Rome makes up the fourth wing of the fowl.

    Rome is the name of a department of the First French Empire in present-day Italy. Latium is the region of central western Italy in which the ancient city of Rome was founded and grew to be the capital city of the Roman Empire. During the region's annexation to France by Napoleon Bonaparte in February 1798, Latium became again part of the Papal States in October, 1799, and was known as the département du Tibre (after the Tiber river) before being renamed Rome in 1810.

    During the Franco-Prussian War, Paris fell on 28 January 1871. Ten days before the fall of the city, the German states proclaimed their union as the German Empire under the Prussian king, Wilhelm I, uniting Germany as a nation-state. During the time of the Paris Commune uprising, the final Treaty of Frankfurt was signed 10 May 1871. The settlement gave Prussia the French territories of Alsace and part of Lorraine to become part of the new Germany. The lands remained so until the end of WWI when they were returned to France in the Treaty of Versailles.

    Daniel 7:7 (NIV)

    7 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.

    The Lateran Treaty, a concordat signed in 1929 in the Lateran Palace between the kingdom of Italy (represented by Mussolini) and the Holy See (represented by Pope Pius XI), recognized the Papacy and Rome as fully sovereign and independent under international law and the name Vatican City.

    The Vatican became its own world-wide empire, different from all the former beasts or previous empires prior to the French Revolution.

    The Ten Nation Coalition and
    New Holy Roman Empire

    There does exist a separate but intensely linked ten (10) nation core of Europe known as the Western European Union, which in many ways developed out of the Papacy and was the precursor to the European Union.

    The Treaty of Brussels (1948) created the Western European Union.

    Western European Union (WEU) Member countries:
    (modified Brussels Treaty - 1954)

    These countries are the only ten (10) nations of the Western European Union that had full voting rights:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece (1995)
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal (1990)
  • Spain (1990)
  • United Kingdom
  • The London and Paris Conferences were two related conferences in London and Paris in September–October 1954, that decided about full sovereignty of West Germany, ending of its occupation, and its admittance to NATO.

    All member countries of the WEU became members of NATO, and then the WEU joined the European Union in 1999.

    The Fourth Reich and Re-birth of the Holy Roman Empire

    The term "reich" derives from the German word meaning realm, kingdom, or empire. It is a word cognate with the English word rich with the same meaning as an adjective, but more importantly its homonym as a noun, Reich, is usually used in German to designate a kingdom or an empire and also the Roman Empire.

    The first three heads of the leopard are believed to be the First Reich, Second Reich, and Hitler's Third Reich.

    Reich is one of the three major German empires that have existed. These were, respectively: the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which lasted from the coronation of Otto I as a Holy Roman Emperor in 962 to 1806, when it was dissolved during the Napoleonic Wars; the German Empire, which lasted from the unification of Germany in 1871 to its collapse after World War I, during the German Revolution of 1918-1919; the National Socialist state commonly known as the Third Reich or Nazi Germany, which lasted from the Machtergreifung in 1933 to the End of World War II in Europe in 1945.

    Militarily, Germany's symbol is the leopard - even naming their tanks after this animal. Heads in the Bible, frequently represent rulers or empires, and again looking at this from the historical perspective, it makes the most sense...

    The fact that the leopard beast "had four heads, and it was given authority to rule," can be seen in that The Hague, where the UN World Court sits, is in the Netherlands---was under German control in 1942 (or under it's dominion). Likewise, Adolf Hitler, the man who unwittingly helped the Jews return to their homeland, was in power.

    Keep in mind that the United States and United Kingdom's creation of the State of Israel in 1948, at the end of World War II, is the prophetic clock from which all of the events of Daniel chapter 7 and chapter 8 would be timed (Remember Jesus' parable of the Fig tree in Matthew 24:32-35).

    The "One World Government" was first called the 'League of Nations'---an association of countries established in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles that was the precursor to the United Nations. The Vatican became fully sovereign and independent under international law and the name Vatican City in 1929.

    Today, the "United Nations," still looks to the Pope as the religious Head of the illusion of world peace---even though the Temporal Power of the Papacy to put to death whoever it deemed a "heretic" was taken away in 1870.

    The lion and wings of the eagle---as well as the Grand Orient de France lodge of Freemasonry supported the overthrow of the Papal States---and became political Babylon the Great to rule hand-in-hand with religious Babylon the Great.

    Revelation 17:1-12 (NIV)

    Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast

    17 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

    3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:

    babylon the great
    the mother of prostitutes
    and of the abominations of the earth.

    6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

    When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7 Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

    9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

    Political Babylon the Great already rules hand-in-hand with Religious Babylon the Great.
    The eighth king of the satanic trinity is Lucifer

    12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.

    Daniel 7:8 (NIV)

    8 “While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being
    and a mouth that spoke boastfully."

    The fourth beast of Daniel's prophecy (different from all the former beasts---Daniel 7:7) can also easily been seen to be the FOURTH REICH and New World Order of the United Nations, EU and the blasphemous and boastful Papacy (Church of Rome and its metropolitan Holy Sees around the world)---overseeing international affairs under the guise of "world peace"----regulated by the "International Religious Freedom Policy" of the U.N.

    The relations between France and Germany is embodied in a cooperation called Franco-German Friendship. This came about after 1945, when a French–German enmity between the two countries ended. In recent times, France and Germany are among the most enthusiastic proponents of the further integration of the European Union. They are sometimes described as the "twin engine" or "core countries" pushing for moves.

    It is clear to see in recent times that there are two sides to GLOBAL Babylon the Great---one religious/political and one secular/political---making up two feet of the Statue---that the prophet Daniel interpreted in Daniel chapter 2.

    In Daniel chapter 2, verse 40, Iron represents ancient Rome

    Daniel 2:40 (NIV)

    40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.

    In Daniel 2, verses 41-43, Iron represents present Rome

    The Anglican Communion (Church of England and its colony churches---including the Episcopal Church in America and Scotland) considers itself to be part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and to be both Catholic and Reformed. In 2007, representatives of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church jointly stated that both East and West accept the fact of the Bishop of Rome's (Pope's) primacy (as the Successor of Peter) at the universal level, but that differences of understanding exist about how the primacy is to be exercised and about its scriptural and theological foundations.

    [SOURCE: Ravenna Document, 43-44]

    World-wide the Papacy and Vatican at Rome is the Head Catholic Church.

    Daniel 2:41-43 (NIV)

    41 "Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay."

    World rulers and religious leaders do not mix. Royalty and common men do not mix, and have divided interests on how to rule.

    In Daniel chapter 2, verses 41-43, toes partly of baked clay and partly of iron, represent the divided empires---the divided Sovereign Roman/Anglican Church (Revelation 17:2 "With her the kings of the earth committed adultery").

    Faith and Globalization Initiative

    The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and Pope Benedict XVI with his Tony Blair Faith Foundation started talks on regulating globalization.

    The Quartet on the Middle East, sometimes called the Diplomatic Quartet or Madrid Quartet or simply the Quartet, is a foursome of nations and international and supranational entities involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Quartet are the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia. The group was established in Madrid in 2002, recalling the Madrid Conference of 1991, as a result of the escalating conflict in the Middle East. Tony Blair is the Quartet's current Special Envoy.

    Since 2008, the Vatican and United Nations sponsored Faith and Globalization Initiative is forcing a dual State in Israel between the Palestinians and Israelis.

    The United States of America and Washington, DC is designed after the style of ancient Rome---with its monuments and Senate on Capitol Hill.

    There were several important temples built on Capitoline hill in ancient Rome: the temple of Juno Moneta, the temple of Virtus, and the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus. The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus is the most important of the temples. It was built in 509 BC and was nearly as large as the Parthenon. The hill and the temple of Jupiter became the symbols of Rome, the capital of the world.

    Mythologically, the symbol of the eagle is connected by the Greeks with the god Zeus, by the Romans with Jupiter and by the Germanic tribes with Odin.

    Odin is a principal member of the major group of the Norse pantheon gods, and is associated with war, battle, victory and death, magic and the hunt. Odin has many sons, the most famous of whom is Thor. Later the eagle atop the Swastika became the symbol of the Nazis.

    David Rockefeller, founder of the supranational Trilateral Commission, wrote in his memoirs:Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

    [David Rockefeller, Memoirs, p. 405]

    I am not concerned with David Rockefeller or the supranational Trilateral Commission, CFR, EU, Bilderberg Group, Council of 13, Committee of 300, Roundtable and Brookings Institute. I pray that connecting the dots of the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion and Eastern Orthodox Church to the Antichrist Faith and Globalization Initiative helps expose these religions that falsely claim to represent Jesus Christ.

    2 Corinthians 11:12-15 (NKJV)

    12 "But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works."

    My mission as a Christian evangelist and apologist is to: Guide believers and "would-be believers" of Jesus Christ, away from dogma, rituals and Tradition(s) of men, indoctrination and deception.

    I am just one watchman of many and a "messenger boy" (see Ezekiel 33;
    1 Timothy 5:17-22; 2 Timothy 4:1-5 and Jude 1).

    It is up to the individual to do their own research to check these facts---and pray to the Lord for guidance and the revelation of Truth.

    The Word "Babylon"

    The word Babylon is the Akkadian (an extinct Semitic language) word, "babilani," which means "the Gate of god(s)." It became the capital of the land of Babylonia. The name Babylon is also the Greek form of the Hebrew name Babel.

    The etymology of the name "Babel" in the Bible means "confused" (Genesis 11:9) and throughout the Bible, Babylon was a symbol of the confusion caused by godlessness or syncretism (the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought).

    "The spirit of Assisi" inter-religious day of prayer for false "world peace"

    The Bible reveals that all false systems of religion began in the land of Babylon and will have their consummation from the spirit of Babylon in the last days. It is interesting to note that every organized system of religion in the world today has traces of ancient Babylon. The Bible records in Genesis 10:10, that, after the great flood, all men spoke one common language and a man named Nimrod built a city and established a common religion. Nimrod was a descendant of Noah’s son, Ham. Genesis 11:1-9 describes the building of the city and its famous tower. "And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 11:4). It also records how God came down and rebuked the people’s E.G.O. (edging God out) and arrogance by creating a confusion of different languages. This way man would be forced to obey God’s original command to "be fruitful and fill the whole earth."

    God did NOT intend for their to be a One World Government created by man, or a One World religious leader to claim to be the "Vicar of Christ."

    Preterism is a "Christian eschatological" view that interprets prophecies of the Bible as events which have already happened and that claims that the Antichrist existed in Pagan Rome. The term preterism comes from the Latin praeter, which is listed in Webster's 1913 dictionary as a prefix denoting that something is "past" or "beyond," signifying that either all or a majority of Bible prophecy was fulfilled by AD 70. Futurists look for the Antichrist in the distant future. But all the Reformers rightly declared that the Antichrist(s) of the book of Revelation, known as Babylon the Great, are no other than the Papacy and Roman Catholic Church.

    No Third Jewish Temple needs to be built for the final Antichrist to appear in Jerusalem...Read Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and Revelation 12.

    The Dome of the Rock is the remains of the Second Temple destroyed by the Romans in AD 70. If the Noble Sanctuary [Dome of the Rock] controlled by the Sufis and Ancient Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (Shriners) is the sight of the final Antichrist's appearance, the people living in Jerusalem will need to flee when the final Antichrist appears---standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15-16).

    President Obama recently visited Israel in March 2013. But before arriving, the Secret Service, had to replace the U.S. president's limousine (which the Secret Service call "The "Beast"), because it supposedly had a "fuel mix up."

    Before completing his four-day diplomatic visit to the Middle East that included stops in Israel and the West Bank, President Obama visited PETRA, Jordan. Petra is believed to be the place where the Jewish people will find refuge from the Antichrist (Revelation 12) during the Tribulation.

    READ: Political and Religious Babylon the Great Focus on Israel, under the Blog, http://watchdogma.blogspot.com

    Revelation 18:4 (NIV)

    Warning to Escape
    Babylon’s Judgment

    4 'Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
    “‘Come out of her, my people,’[a]
    so that you will not share in her sins,
    so that you will not receive any of her plagues;"'
    Footnotes [a]:
    Revelation 18:4 Jeremiah 51:45

    1 John 2:16-17 (NKJV)

    16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

    Babylon's Religion = Politics,
    Faith = Personal Relationship

    Christ is the Only Head of His universal church (body of believers). I do not know when Jesus' Second Coming is going to take place. But I do know that the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion and Eastern Orthodox Church are the top three global apostate "Christian" churches that are misleading people.

    1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (NIV)

    The Day of the Lord

    5 "Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape."

    I do NOT know the hour or when the Day of the Lord will take place. But the Holy Bible tells us that it will happen at a time when people less expect. Therefore let's study sacred history (2 Timothy 2:15) to put our faith in the simplicity of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3-4) and God's Word, instead of manmade religion.

    Daniel 7:14 (NIV)

    14 "He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

    John 8:31-32 (ESV)

    The Truth Will Set You Free

    "31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth,
    and the truth will set you free.”

    Please get into a non-denominational Bible-based church---where the Word of God is taught unadulterated---and reject the Tradition(s) of men. Pray, meditate upon God's Word and trust Jesus that He will guide you with His Spirit.

    Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)

    "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."

    Godspeed, love and peace,

    Brother Johnson, XU

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