At the end of this post is a u-Tube Vedio that was sent me by a friend from church. It you may or may not find interesting. It depicts the United States as Mystery Babylon. There is a logic to it but it led to my reflecting back. Following my watching the U-Tube I revisited the first book that I had published in 1993. I had dedicated 5 pages in the book to the US an Russia. I did make the case for the possibility of the US being Mystery Babylon. Included in this was the fact that we are a mixture of people groups from all continents of the world and We offer the freedom for all religious systems in the world to operate. This based on Rev 17:9-10 could explain a Mystery Babylon connection. There are other things pointed out in the Vedio that also go toward the making of this case.
Now, as for the timing of the Gog and Magog war discussed in the vedio, I see the timing much differently. I base this wars timing on one thing made obvious in the context (the presence of the Lord). The Ezekiel 38 & 39 war, I conclude as being Armageddon due to Christ’s presence and the knowledge of the Lord accruing to the nation’s as a result of that war. I also see Babylon being destroyed in conjunction with that war. (“the Nations shall know I am God”) I see the US as a continuing support for Israel until at least the last part of Tribulation after the Antichrist forces Israel to flee from Jerusalem and beyond her borders to Edom. During the actual battle of Armageddon antichrist will pursue her into the wilderness probably around the area of Petra. Christ not the US eagle will then be her protection as it is recorded in Isa. 63:1-6. So While the US has protected her flight into Edom perhaps 2 years before, as recorded in Revelation 12; yet, by the time Armageddon sets in there is no US protection, in fact The Lord says in vs 5 that there was no one to help Him. Babylon is destroyed at about this time, but most likely before it. Antichrist will pursue the Offspring of the woman Israel once she reaches her place of protection. These offspring I believe to be the Church. At the end of tribulation during Armageddon, I see Russia and her allies actually pursuing the Antichrist and his armies Into Israel where he is now established as seen by Daniel:
But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many. He will pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.
Daniel 11:44-45 NASB
In this fashion God will gather the armies of the earth to Israel and Christ will destroy them at His return (2 Thessalonians 2).
Because, I believe that Christians in this country will be persecuted at the hand of the Antichrist system, I don’t believe that America if she is Babylon will be destroyed until much later in the Tribulation. Also, If America is Babylon she would probably be the early on seat of the Antichrist, and would be instrumental in establishing the peace treaty with Israel. This u-Tube presentation is what generated this post. Please feel free to comment.
P.S. I am not advocating or promoting the materials offered in this vedio.