Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:31 PM
Well maybe I am only seeing something myself that is obvious to others, but the fall of Babylon
is not to be confused with the destruction of the strong delusion when Christ returns.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
After the fall of Babylon, there is a period prior to Christ's return.
James prophecies the fall of Babylon.
Jam 5:1 ¶ Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you].
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned [and] killed the just; [and] he doth not resist you.
7 ¶ Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
But he also tells the brethren to be patient, after the fall of Babylon.
This is clearer in Revelation 14 where we see the saints dying prior to Christ's judgement day, but after the fall of Babylon.
Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
The judgement of Babylon comes 'in one hour', which is also the period of time the ten horns rule with the beast.
So effectively when the beast overthrows the whore of Babylon, and then rules for an hour, it means that Babylon
falls, and then there is a period of 'one hour' where the beast kingdom rules, and then Christ returns and destroys
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler" Albert Einstein
government of the people, by the bankers, for the bankers
"Underground, overground, Wombling free
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we..."
The Lion, though mighty, must eat his food quickly when the hyenas are in town.
"He is going to destroy this country, and we're either going to stop him, or the United States will cease to exist...........That is a man with such a seared conscience I can't even understand why anybody in their right mind would consider him worthy of political support. That's a violation of conscience that is inconceivable...........We're in the midst of the greatest crisis this country has ever seen, and if we don't stop laughing and deal with it, we're going to find ourselves in the midst of chaos, confusion, and civil war; it's time we started acting like grown-ups......this is insanity, it's as if we've put insane children and adolescents in charge of our government......" Alan Keyes