Rapture or not

Isaiah 57

The Blessed Death of the Righteous

1The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men aretaken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away (asaph) from the evil to come.

2He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking inhis uprightness.

asaph: to gather, remove

Original Word: אָסַף
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: asaph
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-saf’)
Short Definition: gathered

collected/disappear/gather an individual into company of others: object person especially gather to one’s father. Protection being implied

Levitikus 23 

39Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall be] a sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a sabbath. 40And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thicktrees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. 41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. [It shall be] a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: 43That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God. 44And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

 Corinthians 15:50-58

50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death (2288) is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin isthe law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2288 thánatos (derived from 2348/thnḗskō, “to die”) – physical or spiritualdeath; (figuratively) separation from the life (salvation) of God forever by dying without first experiencing death to selfto receive His gift of salvation

Persecution 

16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10

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Paul at Athens

16Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

The Parthenon itself replaced an older temple of Athena, which historians call the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. The temple is archaeoastronomically aligned to the Hyades. While a sacred building dedicated to the city’s patron goddess, the Parthenon was actually used primarily as a treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire. In the final decade of the sixth century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

 17Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

In the heart of the Ancient Agora of Athens, a mere stone’s throw away from the Acropolis, stood an unusual building believed by some scholars to have been the first synagogue in Greece dating back to the 5th century B.C.E.

 18Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

Epicureans did believe in the gods, but did not believe that they intervened in the actions of the earth. Therefore, they believed that they had nothing to fear from the gods, and therefore nothing to fear from death. Life was simply to be lived, and therefore they concluded that the optimum life was lived as pleasurably as possible. 

To the Stoics, everything literally had one defined nature and purpose. The nature and purpose of the human, being the only animal that reasons, is to live its life using his natural capacity for reason. This meant living in accordance with nature, natural order, and therefore the reason allows us to understand what the natural order of the world actually is

 19And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is20For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

In classical times, it functioned as the court for trying deliberate homicide. Ares was supposed to have been tried here by the gods for the murder of Poseidon’s son Halirrhothius. Later, the Romans referred to the rocky hill as “Mars Hill”, after Mars, the Roman God of War. The Areopagus was the council of elders of the city, similar to the Roman Senate.

Paul Before the Areopagus

22Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

32And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter33So Paul departed from among them. 34Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Dionysius the Areopagite (Greek Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀρεωπαγίτης) was a judge of the Areopagus.

Seals

The First Seal: Rider on a White Horse

1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

STRONGS NT 3022: λευκός leukos (dead) white

In ancient Egypt and ancient Rome, priestesses wore white as a symbol of purity, and Romans wore a white toga as a symbol of citizenship.

White horses have a special significance in the mythologies of cultures around the world. They are often associated with the sun chariot, with warrior-heroes, with fertility or with an end-of-time saviour, but other interpretations exist as well. 

From earliest times, white horses have been mythologised as possessing exceptional properties, transcending the normal world by having wings (e.g. Pegasus from Greek mythology), or having horns (the unicorn). 

In Zoroastrianism, one of the three representations of Tishtrya, the hypostasis of the star Sirius, is that of a white stallion (the other two are as a young man, and as a bull). The most commonly used proper name of this star comes from the Latin Sīrius, from the Ancient Greek Σείριος (Seirios, “glowing” or “scorcher”), although the Greek word itself may have been imported from elsewhere before the Archaic period, one authority suggesting a link with the Egyptian god Osiris.

He that sat on the horse; this rider sets forth at the beginning of the Tribulation therefore it seems best to understand this rider as representing a movement which ultimately culminates in the one whom Jesus described as the Antichrist. 

STRONGS NT 5115: τόξον. Toxonoften for קֶשֶׁתa bow

This is the only time this Greek word is used to describe this bow. 

The Hebrew word commonly used for bow means properly to tread ( 1 Chronicles 5:18 ; 8:40 ), and hence it is concluded that the foot was employed in bending the bow. The bow is a symbol of victory ( Psalms 7:12 ). It denotes also falsehood, deceit ( Psalms 64:3 Psalms 64:4 ; Hosea 7:16 ; Jeremiah 9:3 ).

They bend their tongue; their bow is a lie, and not for truth, they are grown strong in the land; for they have gone forth from evil to evil, and have not known Me (Jeremiah 9:3).

That the bow is the doctrine of falsity is plainly shown for it is said, they bend their tongue; their bow is a lie, and not for truth. 

“The Antichrist is seen riding a white war-horse, and with bow in hand, but with no arrow fitted to it. The symbol suggests bloodless victories.” He would “come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue . . . and after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully” (. Dan. 11:21-23).

STRONGS NT 4735 stéphanos – properly, a wreath (garland), awarded to a victor in the ancient athletic games (like the Greek Olympics); the crown of victory NOT to be confused with 1238 /diádēma, “a royal crown”

[4735 (stéphanos) is used of a plaited wreath (“crown”), like the one made of thorns placed on the head of Christ at His trial (Mt 27:29, Mk 15:17; Jn 19:2,5).]

1238 /diádēma (“a royal crown”) is used three times in the NT – referring to: 

  • the pagan empires of ancient history which opposed God (Rev 12:3); 
  • the end-times coalition led by Antichrist (Rev 13:1); and 
  • the infinite majesty (kingshipof Christ (Rev 19:12).

I have loved but one flag and I cannot share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations. – Henry Cabot Lodge

    1919

    The forerunner of the United Nations was the League of Nations, an organization / movement conceived during the first World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.”  The League of Nations ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War.

    Its primary goals, as stated in its Covenant, included:

    The League lasted for 26 years; the United Nations(UN) replaced it after the end of the Second World War on 20 April 1946. 

    And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means. And the vision of the evenings and mornings which was told is true; therefore seal up the vision, for it refers to many days in the future. (Dan. 8:23-26)

    Follow Yawushua 

    1. The first follower made an impulsive decision, a learned person that thought Yawushua would be well received and taken care of.  But Christ rebuked him saying He does not even have a place to rest.  Following Christ is a sacrifice.  He did not turn the man away but showed him what it would mean to follow 
    2. The second follower is called by Yawushua personally.  He answers yes…. But.  He  was strongly rebuked.  He needed to preach the Kingdom of God wherever he may go.  Priority needs to be Yahuwah.  Undivided focus.  
    3. Third person had divided priorities and divided attention.  By turning back or losing focus you leave the right path.  Focus only on Yahuwah and his Kingdom.  The world can be a dangerous place.  

    Romans 12

    Living Sacrifices

    (1 Corinthians 3:16-181 Corinthians 6:18-20)

    1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us:

    • whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7
    • Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: 
    • or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8
    • Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation
    • : he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; 
    • he that ruleth, with diligence; 
    • he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

    Uhm

    Fallen angels on Earth preflood

    200 Watchers in Tartarus

    Nephilim = Angel / human or animal breed

    Hittite reliefs depicting lion men and Satyrs.


    Demon = foul spirit of a Nephilim that is killed

    New International Version
    “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.Luke 17:26

    New International Version
    to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 1 Peter 3:20

    Clones

    Frankenstein monster

    Possession of a body by demon spirits

    Modern Babylon /New York

    There are more verses of Scripture (over 250) that speak of the two Babylons than of any other city or nation on Earth, except for Jerusalem and Israel. Entire chapters of the Bible devoted to Babylon include: Isaiah 13, 14, 47; Jeremiah 50, 51; and Revelation 17 and 18.

    http://www.revelationunderstoodcommentary.com/modern-babylon.html

    One world government 


    New York City, USA, is the location for the only world-governing body, i.e., the United Nations, which is dominated (behind the scenes) by the USA. T
    he location where all the world’s leaders come to meet – the headquarters of world government (Revelation 17:18; Jeremiah 51:44)

    Trade in sensual goods

    The USA rules the nations of the world through her trade with them in sensual and material goods and services, making the nations of the world “drunk with the wine of her fornication.”  called the “Queen of Kingdoms” – controls the other kingdoms/nations of the world (Revelation 17:2; Isaiah 47:5)

    NYC is morally and spiritually impure in its sensual, hedonistic lifestyle, pandering to sexual interests – prostitution, pornography, and so forth – drug use, wild “partying,” and its occult connections. NYC is the largest occult merchandising center in the world. Besides the immense number of fortune tellers, psychics, and occult shops, there are mail order houses for occult items. There is also an aspect of the occult exemplified by the “Amityville Horror” (Amityville is a town in the NYC metropolitan area, next to Babylon, NY), where there are reportedly “doorways to Hell”.noted for spiritual and moral ‘dirtiness’ and impurity (by implication: wantonness, reveling, involvement in the occult, etc.) (Revelation 17:1-6; 18:2, 4-9, 23; Isaiah 47:8, 9, 12)?

    Engine of wealth

    NYC, the home of the World Trade Center, the NY Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the New York Commodities and Mercantile Exchanges, the Federal Reserve Bank – the largest bank in the world—as well as the most powerful concentration of American banks. The United States of America, with its numerous great cities of international commerce – Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, et al. If the economy of the U.S. collapses, virtually all the economies of the world will collapse. The leading center of world commerce – the “engine of wealth” of the world’s economy (Revelation 18:11, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23; Isaiah 47:15)

    Import and Export 

    The ports of New York/Jersey make NYC the leading deep water port city in the Western Hemisphere, especially as the marketplace center and gateway to America, where world prices are most often correlated to NYC/USA prices. The NYC port, together with all the other deep water ports surrounding the nation, make the USA by far the leading import/export nation of the world. Tthe leading center of imports and exports (Revelation 18:11-13) 

    Manufacturers 

    Q: Is a leading center of manufacturing (Revelation 18:22)?


    A: NYC has been the leading center of corporate headquarters for manufacturing in the world. Certainly, the USA is the world’s industrial giant.

    Trade in precious goods

    Q: Is the center for world trade in gold, silver, copper, oil, precious gems, cloth/clothing/fashions, lumber, containers, household items, furniture, iron, marble, ivory, spices, cosmetics, health products, wine, grains/foods, livestock, transportation, and services (Revelation 18:11-13)?


    A: NYC is the world’s foremost city of commodities trading, with these commodities exchanges trading daily: Coffee, Sugar, Tea & Cocoa Exchange; New York Cotton Exchange (also trades orange juice); New York Mercantile Exchange: crude oil, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil, platinum, palladium; New York Mercantile Comex Division: gold, silver, copper. Chicago is also a world leader in commodities trading with the following exchanges: Chicago Board of Trade: wheat, corn, oats, soybeans, soybean oil, soybean meal, also U. S. Treasury notes, and stock indexes; Chicago Mercantile Exchange: cattle, hogs, bacon, wood-lumber, and all major world currencies. World prices for the following “cash” commodities are also set or keyed from the USA. (Source: Wall Street Journal): barley, bran, burlap, butter, broiler chickens, eggs, coconut oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, lard, tallow, wool, aluminum, lead, mercury, steel, tin, zinc, rubber. Also, Chicago is where the world’s currencies are traded and is the location for trading all U. S. Federal Treasury Securities on a ‘futures’ basis, though initial offerings are derived from the NYC Fed Reserve. Also, Chicago holds futures trading on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Major Market Index, plus stock options trading as well as commodity options trading. New York City is also a leader in the marketing of: diamonds, precious gems, iron, ivory, marble, spices, cosmetics, legal pharmaceutical drugs, professional services especially related to media and the arts. NYC is also the main import city for fine foreign wines from around the world.

    Marketing of goods

    Q: Is the center for expertise in marketing, merchandising, public relations, advertising & sales (Revelation 17:2; 18:3, 23; 19:2)?


    A: New York’s Madison Avenue is the ‘nerve center’ and informal world headquarters for the world’s best and most prestigious advertising, marketing & merchandising companies. Madison Ave. is home to the world’s best salesmen those from advertising and the public relations fields, where the whole world learns and follows the latest techniques of how to ‘move’ or sell goods and services. It is the largest marketing center in the U. S. and the world. 

    Trade in Art and Culture 

    Q: Is noted for its culture and aesthetics (music, art, dance, theater, etc.) (Revelation 18:22)?


    A: New York is the key cultural city of the world: Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway theaters, Greenwich Village, Manhattan’s world class restaurants, TV networks, newspapers (NY Times, etc.), magazine and book publishers, Rockefeller Center, world-famous museums & art galleries, Times Square, Manhattan, and the whole City of New York, immortalized in songs and movies. It is also the location of more book publishers, plays, and movies than any other city in the world.

    Elite lifestyles 

    Q: Is noted for its intoxicating High Society, elegant, and sumptuous lifestyle (Revelation 17:2; 18:3, 14; Isaiah 47:1, 8; Jeremiah 51:13)?


    A: Park Avenue, penthouse lifestyles of the rich and famous, Trump Towers, the noted lifestyle of New York is glamorous, glitzy, and sumptuous.

    Nightlife

    Q: Is noted for its bright, gaudy, colored lights and nightlife (Revelation 18:14)?


    A: NYC is called the “city that never sleeps” as Sinatra’s song says about New York, … “I wanna wake up in the city that never sleeps … to find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap … these little town blues keep melting away …” New York offers the glitter of Manhattan, Broadway’s lights, and the lights of Times Square, plus the entire nighttime skyline of NYC. Another U. S. city world-famous for its lights and nightlife is Las Vegas, Nevada.

    New York city nighttime skyline

    Trade in pharmacia

    Q: Is noted for its drug consumption and importation (especially illegal) (Revelation 18:23 – Note that the primary meaning of the Greek word pharmakeia, translated “sorceries” in Revelation 18:23, is “the use or administering of drugs.”)?


    A: NYC is the largest center of legal and illicit drug consumption in the world, especially hard-core drugs, like heroin and cocaine. The USA’s lengthy sea coast borders and borders with Canada and Mexico make it especially vulnerable to illicit drug traffic.

    Architecture 

    Q: Is noted for its architecture, buildings and skyline (Isaiah 13:22)?


    A: New York’s architecture – its super-tall or mega-story skyscrapers like the World Trade Center (the world’s tallest building before it was destroyed), the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the UN building, reach into the sky, similar to the Tower of Babel and the ziggurats of ancient Babylon.

    Immigrante 

    Q: Is noted for being a city/nation of immigrants from all over the world – an international city (Jeremiah 50:37; 51:44)?


    A: NYC is a city of immigrants, and always has been. It has been the historic point-of-entry for immigrants and is epitomized by the quote on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your … huddled masses yearning to be free.” NYC is host to the UN. It has “China Town”, “Little Italy”, “Little Moscow”, “Little Bombay”, “Little Tokyo”, “Little Mexico”, “Little Havana”, etc. Unlike any other city in the world, every single ethnic group has its own little community in NYC. The USA in general is known as the “melting pot of the world.”

    Q: Is a cosmopolitan and urban nation (Jeremiah 50:32)?
    A: America started as a rural, agricultural nation, but the life of the nation revolves around the cities now.

    Q: Is noted for being both hated and envied by the world (Revelation 17:16; 18:9, 11,15, 17, 19)?
    A: The city that seems to inspire the most animosity, disgust, and even hatred is New York City. The most denounced country in the world is the United States. “Yankee go Home” has been a popular slogan in many countries around the world for the last generation. Yet, at the same time, the U. S. is the most admired nation for its accomplishments and affluent lifestyle.

    Q: Is noted for its waste and wasteful extravagance – overconsumption (Revelation 18:3, 7, 9, 16)?
    A: NYC is like no other in consumption – noted for its extravagance. The waste by-product volume is so enormous as to be mind-boggling, practically bringing the city to a stand-still at times. One of the first impressions a visitor gets is the dirtiness of the streets and the city as a whole.

    Q: Could be said to worship materialism or things (Revelation 18:6-7)?
    A: NYC, like no other city on the earth, epitomizes the worship of materialism. NYC newspapers abound with gossip and news about the wealthy, like the Trumps, the Leona Helmsleys, the Rockefellers, the Kennedy family, the magnates of Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and Broadway, along with movie stars and other famous celebrities and artists. Wall Street is where some of the temples of materialism (called “capitalism”) abound. Manhattan is crammed with temples to capitalism of every kind.

    Q: Reflects the image of hyper-selfishness and pride (Revelation 18:7)?
    A: NYC carries an image of hyper-selfishness and rudeness, not only the rich with their extravagant lifestyles, but the common people convey it through everyday rudeness, as exemplified by cab drivers and subway passengers. Also, scenes from sporting events of sports fans pushing and shoving, and arguing, and insulting each other, along with their fickleness toward even the hometown teams and stars.

    Q: Promotes itself – is extremely proud and arrogant—to the point of “self-deification” (Revelation 18:7; Isaiah 47:8, 10; Jeremiah 50:31, 32)?
    A: NYC – “the Big Apple” . . . again, through songs like Sinatra’s “New York, New York”, but also through its media, through its publications, through Wall Street, and its show biz. Its leaders worship their own accomplishments in the city, and the city itself, especially the Statue of Liberty, giving a religious-like homage to the statue, to capitalism, and to liberty that the city “gave birth to.”

    Q: Promulgates and exports Idolatries – is “insanely idolatrous” (Revelation 18:3-7; Isaiah 21:9; Jeremiah 50:38)? 
    A: The leaders of NYC and the U.S.A., through the media – the networks, newspapers, and magazines – and through Madison Avenue and Wall Street, promulgate the religion of capitalism-materialism (i.e., worship of material riches) more blatantly than does any other city/nation on the earth. Worship of sports heroes and celebrities is also pure idolatry. (Why do you think one of the most popular TV shows is called “American Idol”?)

    Q: Is treacherous and deceit-filled in its political and business dealings (Revelation 18:23; Isaiah 21:2)?
    A: Wall Street and American business in general is cut-throat. The U.S. government has a long history of deceiving its own people, including but certainly not limited to the effects of scientific experiments involving nuclear radiation upon innocent civilians, the reasons for invading Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, etc., scandals like Watergate, sexual affairs in the White House, hiding information about UFOs, detention (torture) facilities for political prisoners, tax loopholes for the wealthy elite, dealing treacherously with other nations (like Israel) … ad nauseum.

    Q: Shares a similar distinction with ancient Babylon as being the host country for the majority of the world’s Jewish population (from about 600 BCE, when Israel was taken into captivity, until 400 CE, Babylon had the world’s largest Jewish population) (Revelation 18:4; also Jeremiah 50:8, 28; 51: 6, 45; Isaiah 48:20)?
    A: NYC has the largest population of Jews in America, and the U. S. is home to more Jewish people than anywhere in the world, except perhaps Israel, most of whose ancestors came to America during the Russian pogroms against the Jews between 1821 and 1905. 

    Q: Has been a persecutor of Jews and is treacherous in her dealings with the Jews (Jeremiah 50:11)?
    A: When Hitler offered to let the Jews leave Germany just before World War II, the USA refused to accept them, in fact, sent a shipload back, where they probably died in the Nazi death camps. There is strong evidence that the American government is dealing treacherously with Israel today – claiming to be her ally, but really using her as a pawn to keep us involved in the Mideast, while setting her up to be destroyed by the surrounding, hostile Muslim nations.

    Q: Is the “daughter” of another great superpower nation (Jeremiah 50:12)?
    A: The USA was founded by citizens of England, the world’s greatest superpower nation at the time – until the 1920s. America is the only superpower nation in history that has been produced by another superpower nation. 

    Q: What city/state/nation is the lone and last (“hindermost”) “superpower” in the world (Revelation 17:18; 18:7; Isaiah 47:5, 8, 10; Jeremiah 50:12)?
    A: Since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989, the USA has been the only, and probably the last, “superpower” nation in the world.

    Q: Is considered to be the “world’s policeman” – the “hammer of the world” (Jeremiah 50:23)?
    A: The USA has over 7,000 military installations and/or bases all over the world, in 63 nations, especially in the world’s “hotspots.” For example, Iran is completely surrounded by ten U. S. air bases, located in countries bordering Iran. Just stop and consider all the incidents in which the U. S. has used military power to intervene and stop conflict: Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, Kuwait, Panama, Grenada, Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq come to mind. 

    Q: Has no fear and little reason to fear invasion ofits home soil by foreign armies (Isaiah 18:1-2; 47:7-8)?
    A: The USA has, including its Star Wars technology and massive air defense, its “stealth technology” and “black ops” project, by far the most powerful, seemingly impenetrable national defense in the world. Protected by two oceans and a gulf, America is isolated geographically from the turmoil of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It would be seemingly impossible to launch a naval/amphibious invasion against America by any or all nations combined. The world’s combined naval strength could not transport enough armed units to successfully invade America. With the demise of the Soviet Union, the main concern at the present time is the possibility of terrorist action (by which Scripture indicates America will be destroyed).

    Q: Has carried over and incorporated many aspects of the old Babylonian religion, particularly in regard to art symbols and figures (Jeremiah 50:2, 38)? 
    A: NYC is the world’s only city whose image is so closely linked to Babylonian religion. The Statue of Liberty and NYC are inseparably linked, and such a union is unprecedented in world history. Not even in Rome or Greece could a city boast of such an identification with such a profound or dominant figure as that of “Liberty.” No other city has had such an imposing statue of a woman with an ideal or philosophy to uphold or to offer to the world. Meanwhile, Revelation 17:5 refers to the woman as “The Mother of Harlots” (practitioners of false religion). The Statue of Liberty may very well be said to be the main American idol. Other examples of Babylonian-type symbols used in America include the statue of freedom on the Capitol Dome in Washington D. C., the symbols on the currency, such as the pyramid with the ‘eye’ at its top, the ‘Apollo’ (the Greek name of an ancient Babylonian god) space program, many of the Masonic symbols spread throughout the land, including those at the Denver Airport.

    Q: Is noted for the natural created beauty of its land (Isaiah 13:19)?
    A: “America the Beautiful” … for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, from sea to shining sea …The Shenandoah Valley, The Mississippi River, the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, Redwood Forests, the Great Lakes, etc.

    Q: Is noted for being highly and overly optimistic, confident of its success, with a “can-do” attitude, especially about its future (Isaiah 47:7-10)?
    A: America has always been the nation of optimism – a John Wayne type of “can-do” attitude.

    Q: Is considered by the world to have had a unique and remarkable beginning, different from all the other nations before it, has been awe-inspiring since its birth with regards to its ingenuity, resourcefulness, and power, and is still awe-inspiring – considered powerful and oppressive – to the world today (Isaiah 18:2)?
    A: No nation other than America has had such a unique beginning, overcoming, against all odds, her own parent nation (Great Britain), the most powerful nation on the earth at the time; then quickly establishing herself as a mighty nation with a unique, representative form of government.

    Q: Is noted as a land of rebels, not only in its birth, but now in its judgment for rebellion against Yahuah (Jeremiah 50:24; 51:1)?
    A: The U. S. started out as a land of rebels. There was the rebellion for independence, and the rebellion of the South against the North, causing the Civil War, the student rebellion against the Vietnam War, etc. Indeed, stubbornness and rebellion are practically considered virtues in America.

    Q: Is noted for its cultural insanity (Jeremiah 50:38)?
    A: The U. S. and NYC, Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and much more. You pick the topic: abortion, movies, TV, music, pornography, child abuse, cloning, drugs, murders, gangs, divorce, celebrity and hero worship . . . ad infinitum – a culture gone crazy.

    Q: Is noted for its being a land of many fresh waters, with a broad river in its middle and divided by many rivers (i.e., abundant, clean, fresh water for drinking, which is unique in that most nations have poor water supplies) (Jeremiah 51:13, 36)?
    A: The USA is blessed with the far more fresh water sources than any other nation on the earth – tremendous numbers of rivers, including the Mississippi, which divides the country as did the Euphrates in Babylon, and other large rivers, which divide the rest of the country; hundreds of fresh water lakes, including the Great Lakes, plus abundant underground aquifers for most of the nation.

    The above quiz is not exhaustive – there are numerous other identification characteristics of modern Babylon listed in Scripture. But hopefully you can tell that when the time arrives for modern, prophesied Babylon to play her part on the world stage, Yahuah does not want anyone who studies and believes His Word to have any doubt about who she is; Scripture is crystal clear about that. Don’t you agree? Babylon, claiming to be a good, Christian nation, is actually the ultimate false (anti-) Christian nation – the most evil, “beast” nation in the history of the world, whose true ruler is Satan himself. And can there be any doubt at all in anyone’s mind who has even a tenuous grip on reality that modern Babylonia is indeed the United States of America, with her ”great city,” New York City? 

    An important passage identifying ancient Babylon as the center of all religious error and hence spiritual prostitution of mankind, is Isaiah 47:

    Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne O daughter of the Chaldeans!

     For you shall no more be called tender and delicate

    Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers. Your nakedness shall be seen. 

    I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man. 

    Our Redeemer—the LORD of hosts is his name—is the Holy One of Israel. 

    Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms. 

    I was angry with my people, I profaned my heritage; I gave them into your hand, you showed them no mercy; on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy. 

    You said, ‘I shall be mistress for ever,’ so that you did not lay these things to heart or remember their end. 

    “Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one besides me; I shall not sit as a widow or know the loss of children’: These two things shall come to you, in one day; the loss of children and widowhood shall come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the great power of your enchantments

    You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, ‘No one sees me’; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, ‘I am and there is no one besides me.’ But evil shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know nothing

    Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed, perhaps you may inspire terror. 

    You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons predict what shall befall you. 

    Behold, they are like stubble, the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. 

    No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before! Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have trafficked with you from your youth; they wander about each in his own direction; there is no one to save you.”

    Appolyon the Destroyer

    Every part of our lives have been infiltrated by the DECEIVER who Deceives even the elect.  Here I am shortly going to note some of the areas of our lives that is affected.  Much have been written on each of these topics and I implore you to do your own research on it.  

    The Entertainment industry 

    Music

    Look at Beyonce in this picture:

    1. She has a Halo (Halios)
    2. She has rays of the sun coming from behind (Halios Rays)
    3. She has the word HALO at the bottom (Halio = Sun)
    4. Her bracelet is connected to her Ring finger (Palmistry: Ring finger is Finger of Apollo/Halios)
    5. The chain between the ring (Halios) finger and the bracelet forms a Pyramid


    All Pagans adore and worship their “secret god” the Beast from the Pit HALIOS aka Apollyon The Destroyer

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    Movies 

    Father and son (Vader and Luke) battle atop the Black Sun in Star Wars episode V. The Star Trek film First Contact used the same motif, in a similar struggle with the Borg.

    Merlin: The Triskelion‎‎ was an item of ancient origin. It was split in three equal pieces and separately hidden. It was covered with runes in unique manner which caught Gaius’ attention when Julius Borden, who tried to reunite the pieces to use it showed a piece to him. Holding the pieces in the designated position caused them to magically weld together.

    Captain America: The Triskelion served as the primary headquarters for S.H.I.E.L.D. It is located on Theodore Roosevelt Island, on the Potomac River between Washington, D.C. and Virginia. It was severely damaged after an Insight Helicarrier veered into one of its columns during the HYDRA Uprising.

    Teen wolf : Derek Hale, alpha – beta – omega

    The Academy Awards have migrated from the overtly masonic Shrine Auditorium to the newly constructed Kodak Theatre, which is part of the Hollywood and Highland Complex. Even a cursory look at the inside of the Kodak Theatre will leave one trained to spot Solar motifs positively breathless. The entire edifice is like a visual symphony of Sun motifs, from the red and gold color scheme to the enormous stylized sun-disk in the theatre’s ceiling.

    The Political industry 

    The Egyptians worshipped the Sun, and the Obelisk was their tool to do so. Now ask yourself, why would an ancient symbol right out of Sun worship be placed as an official statue in any capital city of a Nation that professes the creator God and His Son Jesus as the Savior? The endtime book of Revelation is written to warn us to repent of this Sun worship and for those that don’t repent will receive the wrath of God!

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    The corporative industries

    Sun worship is found in our daily life, corporate identities and brands. Even McDonalds’ logo is a Sun symbol. 

    The sports industry 
    “The Olympics are the following.

    1. They come from the ruins of ancient Olympia for pagan worship of Greek gods. 
    2. They sing a hymn to honor the Greek god of Olympus. 

    1. They have a prayer to Zeus along with mystical chants, 
    2. and strange “vettas” worshipping a sacred earth… 
    3. They use the “sacred” flame, a worship to the Greek sun god.”

    1. They light the torch at the temple of HERA with an INVOCATION TO APOLLO 

    The architecture industries

    In Astana we have the appearance of the Bayterek Tower to some kind of sun altar, 

    The word Triskelion is formed by two greek words: tri (three) and skelos (legs). So the flag of Sicily shows three entwined legs and the symbol of the Isle of Man is also three entwined legs. 

    Triskelions with legs and feet, like the example above, are specific to Manannan and the Isle of Man. 

    The clothing industry

    The religious industry

    Pagan songod worship in December 

    Pagan songod worship in April

    Throughout many centuries and across many civilizations, the second half of April has always been a time of blood sacrifice. The worship of Baal took many names (Enlil, Molech, etc.) and spread across several civilizations. Being a sun god and a god of fertility, rituals celebrating Baal took place after the vernal equinox (a time of rebirth) and often involved human sacrifice.

    From the Babylonian, Assyrian and Phoenician civilizations of the Middle-East (their Mystery religions come from the same point origin), the cult of Baal spread to distant civilizations, such as the Celts, who observed Beltane rituals on May 1st (Beltane originates from the word “Baal”). 

    April 19 – May 1 

    Blood Sacrifice To The Beast, a most critical 13-day period. Fire sacrifice is required on April 19. April 19 is the first day of the 13-day Satanic ritual day relating to fire – the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the Sun God), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (Satan/Devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day.”

    – Occult Holidays and Sabbaths, Cutting Edge