The United States is at a crossroads of decision… and we need to repent, lest this happens to us!

God’s message to the King of Babylon was:

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PHARSIN“…

And this is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEK: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”Who was King Nebuchadnezzar and what was his kingdom like?

Note this is a completely secularized view of history, but interesting all the same:

WARNING… will this also be America’s future? I believe it will be if Christians aren’t praying.
Despite the warnings in his prophecies, Jeremiah had to witness the fall of his beloved Jerusalem. Nebuchadnezzar’s troops set the city on fire. Zedekiah was left blinded and his sons dead. Zedekiah was also the last king of Judah; and Israel on that day ceased to be a sovereign power, and it remained that way until April 14th, 1948.
Here’s their History:
In Jeremiah 51, the prophet received a revelation from the LORD that ancient Babylon was going to fall. Look at what he said. “And Babylon? …I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD,” (verses 37,39).

“And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts,” (verse 57).

God promised that in the fall of ancient Babylon, He would actually “MAKE THEM DRUNKEN, that they may rejoice and sleep a perpetual sleep.” In their stupor, God sent in enemies who destroyed them.

The same vow will determine the destiny of modern Babylon – the world-wide kingdom of man.

When Ancient Babylon fell, they were drunk!

Do you remember the downfall of ancient Babylon? It happened during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar’s descendant, Belshazzar, in Daniel 5:27.

“Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.

They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote,” (Daniel 5:1-5).

The story is infamous.

Daniel interpreted the mysterious handwriting on the wall.

“You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. Tonight your kingdom will be divided and taken from you.”

It was a message of doom from God to Belshazzar.

BELSHAZZAR and all the Babylonian dignitaries WERE DRUNK WHEN GOD’S JUDGMENT FELL ON BABYLON.

That night, the Medo-Persians conquered them. King Belshazzar was killed. The ancient Babylonian empire fell into the hands of its enemies while it was drunk.

When judgment comes to modern Babylon, it will also be drunk!

The 18th Chapter of Revelation describes the fall of modern Babylon.

Let me interrupt this thought to explain to you the correlation between ancient Babylon and modern Babylon.

There are actually FOUR Biblical definitions of Babylon.

Four Definitions of Babylon

1. The ancient CITY of Babylon. It is the ancient site of Nebuchadnezzar’s “Hanging Gardens,” the Gate of Ishtar, and was once known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also the site of the ancient Tower of Babel.

2. The ancient EMPIRE of Babylon (made famous in Nebuchadnezzar’s day). That empire stretched across the Middle East, north, south, east and west. It was the largest empire in the world in its time.

3. Modern Political Babylon – the descendant of ancient Babylon – generally speaking, this refers to the kingdom of man (as opposed to the Kingdom of God by Jesus Christ). The Babylonian system is obsessed with global domination, both physically, financially and SPIRITUALLY!

People think of the United Nations as Babylon, or the New World Order as Babylon, or some refer to New York or America as Babylon, but that is really inaccurate.

4. Mystery Babylon – the spiritual roots of Babylon, from the days of the Tower of Babel, includes an encyclopedia of pagan religious beliefs and practices that were handed down through the centuries. They were all born in hell, springing originally from Lucifer himself. They are evil and abominable in the eyes of God.

[I would add that I think the end of days destruction of Babylon will be the literal nation, which is now Iraq; but also the symbolic counterpart which are all those nations who have forsaken the God of the Bible, and have made themselves drunk with deceitful riches]

God judged the builders of the ancient Tower of Babel

He came down and confused their tongues, so that they “left off” finishing the tower. But the evil intentions that were present at ancient Babel have never died.

Babylon rebounded and became a virtual global empire in the days of King Solomon of Israel.

In sad fact, Solomon corrupted Jewish religion in the days of his backsliding by introducing the Babylonian mysteries into his religious beliefs and practices. Collaborating with Hiram, King of Lebanon, Solomon began to concoct a mystical, esoteric religion that eventually corrupted the priests and subsequent kings of Israel.

In Solomon’s day, God’s anger began to boil against Babylon, and that is very likely a primary reason why God finally turned over the backsliding nation of Israel TO Babylon when He did!

Because they demonstrated their desire to know the Babylonian mysteries instead of the truth of God’s Word, God gave them over to Babylonian masters.

Over a period of more than 2,500 years, Jewish rabbis and scholars have shown their preference to the Babylon-inspired Cabbalistic mysteries over the PURE unadulterated word of God.

Caballism (Mysticism) made its way not only into the Jewish religious hierarchy, but eventually into a wide array of secret societies, and eventually taken up by kings and princes and power brokers throughout world history.

The Middle Ages were rife with Luciferic secret societies, and the history of Europe is filled with the shenanigans of Popes and Kings and their dealings with these secret societies.

Ultimately, the Catholic church was infiltrated and controlled by that lot who now engage in global political and financial intrigue through the auspices of this so-called, albeit false “church.”

The modern international banking system was created by Caballists such as Lord Rothschild, and powerful global secret orders were created by Caballists like Albert Pike, Madam Blavansky and others, and to this day, the New World Order is run in large part by Caballists.

The Jewish Talmud (oral traditions) and the Caballah each tragically contain pernicious Babylonian corruptions.

The spiritual abominations of ancient Babylon continue to thrive in the esoteric (secret) mysteries of the Roman Catholic Church, Freemasonry, and the Caballah. Believe it or not, they are all intricately and heavily intertwined.

One of the principal reasons God says He will JUDGE Mystery Babylon is because, throughout history, it made the KINGS AND NATIONS of the earth DRUNKEN! God hates these diabolical mystical, power-mongering schemes.

“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 18:3).

In order to understand why God hates Mystery Babylon, you have to contrast it with His divine plan for the ages.

God will have an eternal kingdom, ruled by Him.

Mystery Babylon would have a kingdom ruled by Lucifer.

Believe it or not, the mystery religions I am refering to very explicitly declare that Lucifer should rule the world.

This includes the behind-the- scenes powers-that-be in the RCC, the Jesuits, the Knights Templar, Freemasons, the Illuminati and so many other of its sister mystical societies. History is jam-packed with stories of the collaberations between most of the Babylonian mystical societies and the Roman Catholic Church.

This diabolical, Luciferic, esoteric, mystical religion, allied with the Roman Catholic Church, has been fornicating with the secular governments of the world for almost 1700 years.

Today Europe is controlled by a powerful cabal of men who are deeply rooted in the Luciferic mysteries.

Many of them are power brokers in the Roman Catholic Church. If you take the time to study all the powerful men in global politics today, you will be shocked out of your mind at how many of them have Roman Catholic connections.

The Coming Modern Fall of Babylon

Ironically, while the Roman Catholic Church has always contained a strong element of Babylonian mysteries at its core, it has distanced itself from geographical Babylon.

Islam, on the other hand, has struggled to control geographical Babylon while preaching a murderously anti-Catholic rhetoric.

Now, in the end of the age, Mystery Babylon, Political Babylon, and Geographical Babylon are set to collide in a major, major volcanic eruption. Nothing less than a total melt-down is going to occur.

Mystery Babylon, as defined above (RCC, Freemasonry, Caballah) is now pervading the globe in various other forms: the New Age movement, the Green Movement, but especially global ecumenical religious initiatives such as the World Council of Churches, the United Religions Organization, even the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Why Babylon is such a major topic in the Bible

Israel’s trouble with Babylon began in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah. The Babylonian King in those days was named Berodachbaladan. During a time of Hezekiah’s sickness, King Berodachbaladan sent letters and gifts to him, so Hezekiah invited a Babylonian entourage to tour the Jewish Palace and Temple, showing them all of Israel’s precious treasures.

Isaiah prophesied to Hezekiah that Babylonians would soon carry away everything of value to Babylon, and would take Hezekiah’s descendants as servants to their king. That happened soon thereafter.

Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, laid siege against Jerusalem, and took the Jews captive back to Babylon. Eventually, all the precious furnishings of the Temple were stolen and taken to Babylon.

God brought Babylon into His grand scheme to judge the Nation of Israel for their sins and backslidings.

God used the Kings of Babylon to execute His punishments upon Israel for their idolatries and abomination they had committed against God.

God sentenced the Israelites to become captives in Babylon for seventy years. Afterward, He promised to deliver them, and punish Babylon with “perpetual desolations.”

And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations,”
(Jeremiah 25:12).

~by Ken Raggio

What God said to His covenant children Israel, I believe also applies to His Covenant children here in America, for our forefather’s also formed a covenant with God; and so let us pay heed to God’s warning to Israel: “Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the LORD your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God.” (Deuteronomy 8:19-20)

As I’ve said before, truly I believe our only hope for America is Jesus Christ; and David Wilkerson has an important message on the importance of our praying and interceding in his devotional message (below), that I think you will want to read.

It is all apparent from history and the Bible that Satan is very religious, and in the same way he corrupted ancient man’s view of God, and then infiltrated sectors of the Jewish faith, he has also sought to corrupt the Christian faith as well.

Whereas the scenarios that are being described above are a fact of history; this author takes the interpretation that supports the European Union as the source of the Antichrist Kingdom.

I would beg to differ with that interpretation, as I believe it will be an Islamic kingdom, and I believe also that the seat of its power, which will ultimately reside in the Antichrist, will be the literal nation of Iraq, which I believe will soon be a resurrected Babylon; and the seat of all world commerce.

All the occult ties however, that the author mentions that exists between the Globalist Rothschild’s International Banking Oligarchy and the Luciferian Antichrist Kingdom are very real; and it is this force that has so corrupted our politics and our culture here in the United States, and also the entire Western world.

It is also these same “Secret Societies,” which the author makes reference to, who are so pronounced today and in the past, who are the seed bed of Satan’s power to undermine and corrupt both our government and our culture.

And I’m talking about such organizations, which we all have heard of, some of whom have in fact been elevated to positions of prominence and power today, and all of which are dedicated to the establishment of a “New World Order.”

These secret societies are all front organizations for this evil cabal, who seek world domination, and they include organizations such as: the Freemasons, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Club, The Counsel on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Trilateral Commission, and the Skull and Bones fraternity, at Yale University, which by the way three generations of the Bush family hale from.


Where the United States falls in all of this, as I’ve said before, I don’t think is set in stone. The Bible tells us that there will be both “Sheep Nations,” and “Goat Nations” when Christ returns… and it is my prayer that the United States will survive as a “Sheep Nation,” that is loyal to God, and not on the side of this diabolical and evil Antichrist spirit; as our current government is today trying so hard to push us towards.

That is why we have to pray for our country, because the outcome of where we will be, I believe will depend on the prayers of the saints!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


—–Original Message—–
From: DAVID WILKERSON TODAY
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 1:35 PM
To: devotions-en@lists.worldchallenge.org
Subject: BECOMING PEOPLE OF PRAYER

BECOMING PEOPLE OF PRAYER
by David Wilkerson | July 6, 2010

In Jeremiah 5, God pleaded, “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem…seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it” (Jeremiah 5:1). The Lord was saying, in essence, “I’ll be merciful, if I can find just one person who’ll seek me.”

During the Babylonian captivity, God found such a man in Daniel. And today, more than ever in history, the Lord is searching for the same kind of godly men and women. He seeks faithful servants who are willing to “make up the hedge” and “stand in the gap,” works that can only be accomplished through prayer.

Like Daniel, such a person will be found with God’s Word in his hand. When the Holy Ghost came to Daniel, the prophet was reading the book of Jeremiah. It was then that the Spirit revealed that God’s time of deliverance had come for Israel. As the revelation came, Daniel was provoked to pray: “I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: and I prayed unto the Lord my God” (Daniel 9:3–4).

Daniel knew God’s people weren’t ready to receive his restoration. Yet, did the prophet lambaste his peers for their sins? No—Daniel identified himself with the moral decay all around him. He declared, “We have sinned…to us belongeth confusion of face…because we have sinned against thee” (Daniel 9:5, 8).

God strongly desires to bless his people today—but if our minds are polluted with the spirit of this world, we are in no position to receive his blessings. Daniel made this powerful statement: “All this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand the truth. Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us” (Daniel 9:13–14).

Would to God we would examine our own walk with the Lord and let the Holy Spirit show us areas of compromise.

We would do more than pray for a backsliding nation. We would be crying out, “Oh, Lord, search my heart. Expose in me all of the spirit of the world that has crept into my soul.” Like Daniel, we could then set our faces to pray for the deliverance of our families—our nation.

http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/devotions/2010/becoming-people-of-prayer

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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