Title: The ONE Prophecy Which Guarantees That America Will Not Suffer Total Economic Collapse Until God Mightily Judges Her With Fire
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Jesus certainly hit the proverbial "nail on the head" when He stated that one of the signs of the End of the Age is that "men's hearts shall fail them for fear" (Luke 21:26).
Since the attacks of 9/11, the peoples of the entire world have been subjected to repeated false reports (rumors) of either:
1) More terror attacks;
2) Total financial collapse of all the world markets. Most of these false fears have centered on America, because if her economy collapses all world markets will follow suit. Each time a date set for the collapse comes and goes, the perpetrators simply set a new date in the future.
3) Repeated false reports of an imminent attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. This lie has been circulating constantly since Summer, 2003. Each time a date set for the attack comes and goes, the purveyors simply set a new date in the future.
4) False reports of a plague being loosed upon the world. This type of pandemic will occur as part of Seal #4 in Revelation 6, but that event occurs after Antichrist appears on the world scene. This prophetic reality means that the deadly pandemic will not occur until after the World War III is over.
Doubtless there are other examples, but you get the point. There are a lot of people, both within the government and in the private sector, who want you to be scared witless about something or about a combination of fears, because they profit when you are afraid. Governments throughout the world have gobbled up a great deal of dictatorial powers because their subjects are afraid. Individual companies and/or Internet businesses have greatly profited when people fear the type of total economy disaster which befell the world during the Great Depression of 1929-1939. Survival manuals and seeds and all kinds of survival stuff really sell well when people can be made afraid.
Further, remember the sage advice by former Satanist, Doc Marquis. He stated that, while economic collapse was planned for America and all the Western world, such collapse would not occur until all the other elements of the plan were also ready to go into action. No part of the plan will occur before the others.
What is the Plan for the beginning of World War III, the war to produce Antichrist?
This world war will consist of three wars:
1) Middle East -- Israel provides the spark to go to all-out war against the Palestinians and her other Arab enemies
2) Korean Peninsula -- A nuclear confrontation is planned which will lead most of mankind to belive they are going to die
3) China invades Taiwan
4) Terrorism explodes in cities in every country whose leaders are elected
5) Economic collapse - However, even this collapse will be controlled so that, immediately after the global war and the appearance of Antichrist on the world scene, the economies of the world may be picked back up again, but this time, they will be part of a global economy whose currency is global and cashless.
All these elements must be in place before any of them will occur. Doc Marquis emphatically stated that the Illuminati felt so strongly that Americans would not accept the New World Order unless they felt prosperous right up to the time of the war, that they were determined to take all measures necessary to ensure that this economy did not tank until the proper time -- including using the most powerful witchcraft. Economists have been predicting since 1996 that the American economy could not long survive. Therefore, take these economic "gloom and doom" articles with a strong dose of salt.
Furthermore, Marquis noted that the Illuminati learned a very sobering lesson during the Great Depression which began in 1929. They looked on in horror as millions of Americans reacted to the economic distress by returning to their religious roots, in most cases, Christianity. Suddenly, a lot more people were attending church and "calling on the name of the Lord". During this economic stress, the Illuminati simply wants to bury Capitalism so they can install government-controlled Fasciscm; they most definitely do not want to spark a genuine revival. Global leaders want Americans to continue pursuing the gods of Mammon and Materialism right up to the beginning of World War II.
I attended a prophecy conference a couple weeks ago. During the Question/Answer Period, the Christians attendees asked question after question after question about how to financially survive, whether to take physical possession of their platinum and gold, and whether to sell some of their property so they could stock up on survival equipment and foods. I heard not one question about how to use this economic crisis to lead someone to Jesus Christ. I came away from this conference very discouraged because I had just learned that Christians are pursuing the idols of Materialism and Money just as thoroughly as people who make no confession of faith!
Such is the sad condition of Christianity in America today!
A major report from World Net Daily almost a week ago did NOT come true. Let us review that false report.
NEWS BRIEF: "Stock analysts issue 'Black Tuesday' warning: Trends on anniversary of 1929 collapse indicate markets on verge of 'crash' ", October 29, 2009
"On this 80th anniversary of the 'Black Tuesday' stock market collapse, some analysts are experiencing déjà vu, warning a major crash in the stock market is imminent. Graham Summers, senior market strategist at OmniSans Research, wrote in the firm's daily e-letter yesterday that the markets may finally be on the verge of the crash he has been predicting for more than two months. 'Well, judging from the market's action today, I believe we may be within 48 hours of getting the "Official Sell" signal I've been waiting for', he wrote in 'Gain, Pains, and Capital'."
Of course, no stock market collapse occurred. In fact, the stock market continues to flirt with the 10,000 Dow Jones Average level. Four in five economists now believe that the current recovery will stick and will slowly build to new heights.
Since 1996, we have been so overwhelmed with similar false economic scare stories that it is remarkable that anyone ever pays any attention any longer!
Whenever any disaster warning does not occur, the person who made the claim simply sets a new date -- which also comes and goes without incident.
The disaster data being spread today is overwhelmingly bad, I will grant you. However, please keep in mind several facts before you are tempted to jump off the nearest high bridge:
1) Bible prophecy does not foresee a total collapse in the American economy at the End of the Age.
2) The Illuminati Plan does not foresee a total American collapse, either, in the "Preparatory Period Before The Arrival of The Christ".
3) The fearful economic statistics which you are hearing seem to be not significantly worse than the fearful economic statistics in previous years, like 1998, the year the Cutting Edge accountant wrote me that the economy could not possibly stay afloat past the end of the year!
Now, let us examine the reality that Bible prophecy does not foresee a total collapse in the American economy prior to the day God destroys her by His fire!
Economic Babylon of Revelation 18 Is The United States of America!
We have repeatedly shown how this nation has rejected our original foundation of Judeo-Christian values and had replaced them with actual Satanic values. This single act has resulted in many other problems with which we are now struggling: Divorce and the breakup of the traditional family, drugs, alcohol, crime of every type, the acceptance of homosexuality, and many others. For this dramatic denial of our original Christian values, America richly deserves God's physical judgment.
Also from the beginning, we have shown how America is leading the world into the New World Order, which is the Biblical Great Tribulation, the Kingdom of Antichrist. As we know, the Bible calls the Great Tribulation the greatest time of God's judgment upon the entire world that mankind has ever seen, coupled with the most murderous campaign of extinction ever carried out by any leader anytime or anywhere. Of course, this leader is the Anti-Christ, the one whom the New Agers call Maitreya.
If we are truly at the end of the Age as we believe we are, we know we are headed for God's massive judgment. And finally, we know that the New World Order plans to reorganize the world into 10 Super-Nation states immediately after officially establishing the United Nations as the One-World Government. This act will be the literal fulfillment of the prophecy of 10-toes (Daniel 2:28-48) and the 10-kings prophecy (Daniel 7:1-28). God foretells in these prophecies that three of these 10 nations will immediately be destroyed after the world is reorganized. This destruction is so complete, it sounds like war, which is consistent with God's revelations concerning the events of the Great Tribulation. (Read full details in NEWS1002)
According to the New World Order reorganization plan, America is part of the North American Super-Nation (NAFTA), along with Canada and Mexico. Will America be one of these three super-nations which are destroyed? Today, we will show you, in detail, that America is probably be the Economic Babylon of Revelation 18. We believe this prophecy fits this country exactly, so precisely that it could refer to no other nation on the earth today.
However, before we get started on this study, we need to reach some basic prophetic understandings:
1. Even though this judgment occurs in Chapter 18 of the Book of Revelation, this fact does not mean that the events described herein are necessarily deep into the 7-year Tribulation Period. Why is this true? The last of God's prescribed judgments ends in Revelation 16:17, where an angel poured out the last Bowl Judgment and then proclaims, "It is all over, it is all accomplished, it has come!" The action does not resume then until Chapter 19. Thus the events of Chapters 17 and 18 are parenthetical and can occur at any time in the Tribulation Period.
2. The term, 'Babylon' is "repeatedly used by the prophets in a symbolic sense". ["Old Scofield Bible" footnote to Revelation 18:2]. Thus, Cutting Edge believes the the Economic Babylon of Revelation 18 -- prophetically described as an economy that is the economic engine of the world and whose land mass is surrounded by ocean that its imports have to be shipped in by ocean vessels -- cannot be the Ancient City of Babylon, contrary to much current prophetic teaching to this effect. Listen again to Old Scofield:
"The notion of a literal Babylon to be rebuilt on the site of ancient Babylon is in conflict with Isaiah 13:19-12." [Ibid.]
Thus, we have no trouble saying that America is probably the Economic Babylon of Revelation 18, as she is certainly symbolic of the widespread system of Anti-God evil that the Bible says is inherent in a Babylonian system.
3. People who say that this Economic Babylon is the Ancient City of Babylon have several serious, and fatal, flaws against their argument:
a. As alluded to above, Isaiah 13 is one of the Bible's "Near and Far" fulfillment's. The first fulfillment is described in Daniel 5, as the Medo-Persian army sacked the city and conquered the land. Because this chapter's prophecy was fulfilled in 536 B.C., the judgment pronounced in verses 19-22 will prohibit Babylon from ever being a functioning city again; today, tours are held in the partially rebuilt Babylon and concerts have even been held there, but this prophecy will forbid Babylon from becoming the economic engine of the world as required in Revelation 18.
b. In history, no single city has ever been so economically strong that it drove the economies of the rest of the world.
c. As we have demonstrated, all of Iraq is covered over with fatal levels of Depleted Uranium poisoning from the incessant bombing and shelling of Coalition Forces since March 20, 2003. The ancient city of Babylon is especially covered with these deadly doses of D.U. poisoning. Read full details in NEWS1909, entitled "Ancient Babylon City Site Is Seriously Contaminated With Depleted Uranium - Pollution Lasts For 4.5 Billion Years"!
d. Even if the city of Babylon should happen rise to global economic power to the degree required in Revelation 18, it would take 30-50 years to build a vacant city into a city that can drive the economies of the world. If the world continues that long, Jesus is a liar, for He foretold:
"From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. Truly I tell you, this generation( the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place." [Matthew 24: 32-34; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
Israel is the "fig tree", and the act of putting forth its young shoots means that it is beginning to grow again. When did Israel begin to grow again, to start her inevitable return to her land? Historians will tell you that event was the Balfour Declaration of 1917, an event which recognized Israel's right to return to her homeland.
A "generation" is also defined by the Parallel Bible, above, as the lifetime of people. People today are living 80-90 years; therefore, the world does not have 30-50 more years to wait for the Ancient City of Babylon to build up to the point where it can dominate the economy of the entire world.
We believe America is the most likely candidate for being this Economic Babylon, as you will see as you read this explanation.
Revelation 18 describes destruction by fire--God's fire--of "Babylon the Great", an evil system that has greatly stirred God's wrath
We need to compare the "Babylon" of Chapter 17 and the Babylon of Chapter 18. These two Babylons are NOT the same for following reasons:
1. Names in the two chapters are different. The `Babylon' in Chapter 17:5, is named `Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots.' We know this Babylon is religious by the words `Mystery' and `Mother of Harlots'. But, the term in Chapter 18:2 is merely `Babylon the Great'. The Babylon in Chapter 18 is a commercial Babylon.
2. Babylon, the harlot of Chapter 17, will be destroyed by the kings (rulers) of the earth. The Babylon of Chapter 18 will be destroyed by God's cataclysmic judgments.
3. The Babylon of Chapter 17 will be destroyed by the kings of the earth, who rejoice in her destruction. But, in Chapter 18, the kings and the merchants of the earth lament and weep for the destroyed Babylon. (18:15-19)
4. Finally, common sense tells us that, once something is destroyed, it is
gone. For the Babylons of Chapter 17 and 18 to be the same, the system would
have to be destroyed twice. This makes no sense whatever.
Now let us begin our study, verse by verse.
THE HEAVENLY ANGEL WHO DELIVERS GOD'S JUDGMENT POSSESSES GREAT (SPECIAL) POWER OR AUTHORITY.
(18:1) "And AFTER these things, I saw another angel come down from heaven, having GREAT power; and the earth was filled with his glory." God has evidently given a special power, to this angel--hence, the words "having great power".
THIS NATION BABYLON HAS BECOME INHABITED BY SATAN
AND HIS DEMONS
(18:2) "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, `Babylon the great is fallen, and is become the (resort) of (demons), and the (dwelling place) of every foul spirit, and the cage of every unclean and hateful bird.'"
This Babylon has become thoroughly inhabited by Satan and his demons. Remember our earlier discussions of such disgusting, vile American sins, the very nature of which are filled with demons and their activity? These sins have become so pervasive that God is finally moved to physical judgment.
This Nation Is THE CENTRAL NATION In The World at the time of her destruction.
(18:3) "For all nations have drunk of the wine and the wrath of her (passionate unchastity), and the (leaders) of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the (businessmen) of the earth (have become) rich through the abundance (excessive luxury) of her delicacies."
This is another powerful, overflowing statement. This city/country is THE CENTRAL nation in the world at this time.
* Businessmen of other nations have become excessively, wantonly, filthy rich
in their trade with Babylon.
* Babylon must be THE richest nation on earth.
* Babylon must possess an abundance of cash and must be so willing to spend it, that this process enriches the leaders and the businessmen of the world.
* Babylon must be a consumer country without equal, repeatedly buying, using, discarding, and buying again. Many Babylonian citizens must also buy merchandise which they do not need. automobiles, T.V. sets, VCR's, homes, furs, expensive clothing, toys, and yachts. ( Allen H. Neuharth, "Nearly One World", USA Today Books, Doubleday, NY, p. 5)
Consider LEADERSHIP. Babylon is clearly the world leader in two areas symbolically mentioned. (1) Wine--values, ideas, culture. (2) `Delicacies' are commercial. The world is now at this point--with America.
The New Age editor of "USA Today" describes this trend:
Global communications, universal trends, and common aspirations are making us more alike than we are different. We gradually are becoming one world.
More and more people are:
* Eating the same foods.
* Reading the same books.
* Watching the same movies.
* Listening to the same music.
* Enjoying the same sports.
* Sharing the same dreams and drives.
* We share technology...
* We share high-speed transportation..."
* "Much of the common ground comes from the GLOBAL SPREAD of U.S. pop culture--which has become EVERYBODY'S culture. ...It's a WORLDWIDE network of shared experience." (Ibid.)
"USA culture has become a WORLDWIDE culture..." (Ibid.)
The Biblical definition of `idolatry': I John 5:21, "Little children, keep yourselves from idols--false gods," Literally means, from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of SUBSTITUTE for Him that would take FIRST place in your life.
What is it that the USA has exported to all the nations of the world? We have exported our popular culture, with its values of supremacy of self, and of satisfying oneself completely, instantly. We have exported to the entire world our god of self, and have taught our people and the peoples of the world to worship the idol of materialism and self.
GOD CALLS HIS CHRISTIANS OUT OF BABYLON BEFORE
HE EXECUTES JUDGMENT
(18:4)--"I heard another voice from heaven saying, `Come out of her, MY people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.'"
This message is clearly a warning to Jesus' people to stop their participation in the wickedness of this society, so they may escape the Godly wrath about to fall. Christians may have to quit their jobs, lower their lifestyle, or change their life goals. Many Christians today are winking at sin in their lives. They may be committing sin just by the nature of their jobs. For example, no Christian can work in a liquor store, or in an `Adult Only' bookstore. If the very nature of your job requires you to participate in sin, you must NOW COME OUT of that job, or face the certainty of incurring God's eternal judgment.
Also strongly implied in this passage is that conditions of life will appear to be very normal, until God's judgment suddenly falls in a single day. (Luke 17:28-30).
Herein lies God's PRINCIPLE of judgment: God will issue repeated warnings to repent before destruction. These warnings will be given to and through His people and the Word of God. But, He has set a specific DAY for destruction. That day will dawn as any other--the sun will come up; the skies will look normal; people will be going to work or to school; traffic jams will be occurring; businesses and factories will be operating; trains, planes, and busses will be running; Wall Street will be busy.
This day upon which God's judgment will fall will look and feel like any normal day. There will be no special, visible warning.
But, destruction will be total.
BABYLON'S SINS HAVE PILED UP FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN.
THE TIME HAS ARRIVED TO CALL THEM UP FOR REMEMBRANCE
(18:5)--"For her crimes and transgressions--are piled up as high as heaven and God has remembered her wickedness and her crimes--and calls them up for settlement..."
This is a statement of staggering proportions. How high is it from earth to heaven? When these sins are stacked, they literally reach from earth to heaven, according to God's accounting.
God DOUBLES The Punishment Which This Nation Is To Receive.
(18:6)--"Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double."
Further, I understood God's reasoning in doubling America's punishment. America has led the way in originating and thoroughly disseminating spiritual lies and the love of the world, to our children and the children of the world. These children then grow to adulthood to pass these un-Christian values to their children.
How many children's eternal souls have been lost through:
* Humanistic, Godless public school teaching
* VCR's and video movies
* Ouija board games; Dungeons/Dragons and other occult role playing games, including Yu-Gi-Oh role playing cards
* Rock music, with all its horrific themes.
* Country music, with its themes glorifying alcohol and those `cheating' songs
America's leadership in these sins has been instrumental in leading untold millions, perhaps billions, of precious souls into eternal Hell. Is it any wonder that God singles her out for "double" punishment?
BABYLON BOASTS PROUDLY IN HER HEART OF HER RICHES,
BELIEVING SHE WILL CONTINUE FOREVER IN HER PROSPERITY
(18:7)--"How much she has glorified herself, and lived (luxuriously), so much torment and sorrow give her; for she says in her heart, `I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.'"
Many of my friends believe that this good life will never end. Certainly, the very rich believe it with all their heart. Americans still lead the world in the wealth of her businessmen. American businessmen still hold the predominate wealth in the world. What is the attitude on the part of Americans toward this wealth? They believe they need nothing else and that this good time will never end. Even during these economic hard times, I believe the majority of Americans are still anticipating a return to the old glory years of economic prosperity. Once the transition to a Fascist Economy is complete, and once the North American Union is founded with its single regional currency, the Global Elite plan to restore the wealth to which Americans have become accustomed.
This passage also implies that, at the time of God's destruction, this nation will be at her HEIGHT of power and monetary influence. At the time God destroys this Economic Babylon of Revelation 18, she is importing and exporting and still dominating the economies of the world. America's dominance is not as supreme as it once was and our Dollar is being systematically brought down so it can meld into the regional currency of the North American Union (Amero), but this nation still dominates the rest of the world economically.
China is a very good example. Her incredible wealth is due primarily to her nearly unbelievable exports of all kinds of goods and merchandise to America.
America is still close to her zenith of economic power, even though we are currently struggling with significant recession and loss of jobs. And, once the changes are in place, America will rise very close to her former economic glory. Certainly, when God's physical judgment does fall, Americans will be busily worshipping at the altar of Materialism.
GOD'S JUDGMENTS FALL IN ONE DAY UTTERLY DESTROYING
(18:8)--"Therefore, shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for (mighty) is the Lord God who judges her."
At this point, carefully consider the statement of God in Jeremiah 50:25, "The LORD hath opened his armory, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts." This passage could read, "The Lord has opened His armory, and has brought forth [the nations who unknowingly] are the weapons of His indignation and wrath..." Amazing!! God has used men and nations to accomplish His will in most instances when He delivers His wrath.
Historically, no nation has ever been utterly destroyed in one day. The single-day destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who were destroyed by a small primitive nuclear weapon, was actually a destruction which occurred within a SINGLE HOUR. As we look ahead to verse 10, God further narrows Babylon's destruction to a single hour. The nature of nuclear destruction is complete, utter devastation, within seconds and minutes. This destruction occurs from blast, radiation, and (fire)--hotter than the sun's surface.
This is the first, and only, time in world history that an ENTIRE nation could literally be destroyed in a single hour, with either nuclear weapons or Scalar Electromagnetic Weaponry.
EARTH'S LEADERS BEMOAN BABYLON'S DESTRUCTION
(18:9)--"And the rulers and leaders of the earth, who joined her in her immorality [idolatry] and luxuriated with her, will weep and beat their breasts and lament over her when they see the smoke of her conflagration."
This nation provided great leadership and she was the economic engine of the world. World leaders are weeping because this loss threatens their own luxurious wealth. Does America really buy from all other nations of the world to such a degree?
"...The Third World now relies upon the United States to buy 65% of its manufactured exports, compared with only 45% in 1979."
The USA imports more than both Japan and West Germany combined. Remember Jesus' words, "...no one will buy their cargo anymore...". The emphasis here is on Imports; this Economic Babylon imports far more than she exports and is likely to run consistent Import Imbalances.
Consider the current imbalance of Imports vs Exports from the major economic giants of the world today:
United States of America
Notice that, of all the major economic nations in the world export more than they import. Only America consistently runs huge imbalances of Imports.
Finally, look at the word `conflagration'--the inevitable white plumes formed by a nuclear explosion.
EARTH'S BUSINESSMEN BEMOAN BABYLON'S FATE. IMMENSITY
AND COMPLEXITY OF BABYLON'S ECONOMY IS DESCRIBED
(18:10-17a) -- "They (the rulers of the earth in verse 9) will stand a long way off, in terror of her torment, and they will cry, `Woe and alas! The great city! The mighty city, Babylon! In one single hour, how your doom (judgment) has overtaken you. And earth's businessmen weep and grieve over her, because no one buys their (cargo) any more."
God then describes the extent of the economy of this nation, and it is huge. We do not have the time to read this text in detail, but we encourage you to read it, in verses 12-14.
God's judgment pronouncement is severe:
"The ripe fruits and delicacies for which your soul longed have gone from you, and ALL your luxuries and dainties, ... are lost to you, never again to be recovered or experienced." `Because, in one [single] hour, all the vast wealth has been wiped out.'"
Now consider some pertinent points of this passage:
I. In verses 10 and 15, God says that the rulers and the businessmen are standing a "long way off" in their intense lamenting over the loss of this great nation. Look at a world globe. The North American continent is UNIQUELY SURROUNDED on all sides by immense bodies of water. The great majority of our commercial trade is done with two major parts of the world--Asia to the West, across the Pacific Ocean; and Europe, to the East, across the Atlantic.
II. Verse 11: this great nation was unique. She alone bought such a huge amount of the cargo from the other nations of the world. No nation could replace her.
Only America is EXTREMELY DEPENDENT upon consumer purchasing for the health of her economy. Two-thirds of our total economic activity is generated by consumer spending.
Other statistics which show clearly that America is unique in the world's economy.
Compare the wealth of nations in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). Assign the US an index score of 100...Listed below are the scores of the other nations."17
|India-- PPP 17||Red China-- PPP 19||South Korea--PPP 31|
|Taiwan-- PPP 36||Singapore-- PPP 46||USSR-- PPP 47|
|Italy-- PPP 54||Hong Kong--PPP 58||Great Britain-- PPP 66|
|Japan-- PPP 77||France-- PPP 79||Germany--PPP 84|
With the United States having a Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of 100, you can see that no other nation could replace her import purchasing power!
3. America's loss to the world's economy would be devastating. The world would lose THE MOST PRODUCTIVE agricultural exporting continent in the WORLD.
Turning back to Revelation 6:4: the second rider out of heaven was on a flaming red horse; this rider carried a huge sword, bringing great war upon the earth, so that men slaughtered one another. If we understood that this great slaughter was the utter destruction of Canada and the USA in Chapter 18, then we could easily see how Revelation 6:5-6 and 6:8 could be fulfilled literally and quickly. Revelation 6:5-6 describe famine and subsistence living for the world's people. This scenario would certainly happen quickly, once the world's most productive agricultural continent, and the world's most important economic engine, was removed. Instantly following the nuclear annihilation of North America, the stock markets and economies of Europe and Asia would collapse, plunging the global economy into the deepest economic depression ever.
The literal fulfillment to Revelation 6:8 would quickly follow--famine, plague, disease.
The economy of this great nation is described in 18:12-13, and 16, as vast, multifaceted economy. The key emphasis is on the volume of merchandise which this economy IMPORTS.
* Iron is specifically mentioned
* This economy also bought and sold luxurious products: perfumes, incense, ointments.
* An immense agricultural economy is also described:
* Fine flour and wheat
* Cattle, sheep, and horses.
* This economy also imports and exports `chariots' or `conveyances'. Our modern vehicles of `conveyances'--cars, trucks, planes, buses, tractors. Imports of this type of product into and out of the American economy is enormous. This part of the economy, plus the geographical facts mentioned below, convinced me that this Economic Babylon is America.
Even if Ancient Babylon is re-inhabited, there is no guarantee that its citizens will display the purchasing habits Americans now demonstrate everyday: buying, using for a short while, selling and re-buying! This type of buying frenzy is the driving force behind the statistics of this Economic Babylon, and this buying frenzy is exactly the American consumer today. If the citizen of the re-inhabited Babylon is of the European model -- which is highly likely -- you can see from the statistics, above, that this "new" Babylon would never be able to buy-sell-rebuy in the kind of quantity needed to fulfill these statistics.
SHIP CAPTAINS, NAVIGATORS, AND CREWS BEMOAN BABYLON'S
(18:17b-19)--"...And all ship captains and pilots, navigators, and all who live by seafaring...stood a long way off, and exclaimed as they watched the smoke of her burning, `What city could be compared to the great city!' And, they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and grieved, exclaiming, `Woe and alas, for the great city, where all who had ships on the sea grew rich through her extravagance from her great wealth! In one single hour, she has been destroyed, and has become a desert.'"
Babylon is foretold to be unique in that she imported/exported most of her trade via the ocean. As we have already stated, only America is so uniquely situated geographically that she has to carry her imports so completely via the ocean. If you look at Ancient Babylon, she is connected by land to Europe, the rest of the Middle East, to India, and China. She would not possess the enormous need to have the great majority of her imports come in by ocean. In fact, the access to Iraq via ocean vessels is tremendously limited, especially compared to the vast ports on three oceans -- Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific -- of the United States today.
In 18:9, 15, and 19: the leaders, businessmen, and ship-owners are able to see the smoke of this nation's burning. Not even huge pillars of white nuclear smoke, rising over America, could be seen with the naked eye 2,000-4,000 miles away. This viewing of the smoke from such great distances can only occur today, with TV transmissions from orbiting satellites.
* The very end of verse 19: This destruction has made this nation `a desert'. One of the effects of nuclear explosions, especially at the point of impact, is the formation of glass and sand.
BABYLON WILL BE DESTROYED BY GREAT VIOLENCE AS
THOUGH A MIGHTY MILLSTONE WERE CAST INTO THE SEA.
(18:21)--"And a MIGHTY angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, `Thus, with such violence, shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be heard no more at all.'"
This destruction of this nation will evidently be of UNPARALLELED VIOLENCE, producing a destruction the likes of which have NEVER been seen BEFORE in world history.
EVERYTHING COMPRISING A CIVILIZATION IS GONE FOREVER.
(18:22-23a)--"And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee..."
BABYLON'S GREAT BUSINESS LEADERS WILL BE DESTROYED
FOR THE WAY IN WHICH THEY MISLEAD OTHERS
(18:23b)--"...for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."
The United States of America has led the world into this Satanic New World Order, both in terms of national political and economic leadership, but mostly in the leadership of values. People all over the world have yearned to be like America, as they have seen our wealth, success, and power. Such a position draws people to emulate, to allow themselves to be deceived.
Such is the case today. We believe the United States of America is the Economic Babylon of Revelation 18. We further believe it possible that NAFTA, of which the U. S. is a part, may be one of the three super nations destroyed in the prophecy of Daniel 8:7-8. In fact, former Satanist, Cisco Wheeler, told me that her Illuminati father told her several times during her childhood that, when she saw Antichrist arising on the world scene, she had 12 days to get out of this country, because on Day 13, America will be totally destroyed by fire!
God says He will destroy America by fire.
The Illuminati Plan says they will destroy America by fire.
Therefore, America will be destroyed by fire, but her citizens will be buying and selling, building and planting, marrying and giving in marriage, until the moment God's judgment falls, destroying her in one hour of one day. While many Americans do not feel especially prosperous right now, this prophesied conflagration is at least several years away. When God's judgment falls, Americans will still be leading the rest of the world in economic wealth.
In the meantime, America will NOT suffer a total economic collapse.
There will be NO return to Great Depression levels of economic activity.
These are the reasons why Cutting Edge has held the line since 1996 against all reports of total economic collapse. And, we have been proven correct every single time. The time has surely come for all people to stop listening to gloom and doom prognosticators. You cannot even believe trained economists who are quoting vast statistics to support their view, because they understand neither the Illuminati Plan nor the Biblical prophecy. They do not understand the underlying agenda and prophecy which will trump their statistics every single time.
However, having said all this, the fact is that we are truly nearing the time of America's fiery destruction at God's mighty hand.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.
If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.
We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order -- Kingdom of Antichrist -- in their daily news.
Finally, we would love to hear from you.
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God bless you.
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