Title: Shocking Prophetic News: Revelation 18 Prophecy Reveals That America Will NOT Suffer Economic Collapse Until Antichrist Is Here
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Clearly, the Bible foretells that a uniquely powerful fear will continuously grip mankind at the End of the Age. Listen:
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." (Luke 21:25-26; Emphasis added)
Today, news of every single day is full of terrifying events. Because I create "Daily New Updates", I am thoroughly in the news; and, I can tell you, if every single news story were true, my heart would fail me for fear. In fact, did you know that Mass Media deliberately writes its news stories so that the average daily reader is upset (Read full details in NEWS2450)
Some news stories have been created ahead of time.
NEWS1151, entitled, "CBS NEWS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING FAKE COVERAGE OF AN AMERICAN ATTACK ON IRAQ!"
NEWS1618, entitled, "TV NEWS STATION CAUGHT INSERTING FALSE DETAILS INTO "LIVE" NEWS STORY"
NEWS1744, entitled, "CBS IS BRAZENLY SELLING FALSE NEWS STORIES TO LOCAL NETWORKS: THESE STORIES ARE SHOT ON CAMERA, WRITTEN ACCORDING TO A SCRIPT, BUT PASSED OFF ON T.V. NEWS AS REAL STORIES!"
NEWS1755, entitled, "DEBKAfile REVEALS THE 'STAGE-ACTING' BEHIND THE NEWS"
NEWS2127, entitled, "PENTAGON CAUGHT RED-HANDED!! FABRICATING "INSURGENT" ENEMY AND PLANTING FALSE NEWS STORIES!"
NEWS2398, entitled, "Daily News Is Deliberately Written To Discourage You!"
What kinds of fears do we face nearly every single day? I call them the "Fear Factor News":
1) Imminent Economic collapse;
2) Loss of savings and income;
3) World War;
4) Regional War that will lead to world war;
5) New terrorist attacks;
6) Nuclear war;
7) Widespread natural disaster, including infectious diseases running amok.
8) Coming dictatorship.
9) Deliberately created crises from our government that will so panic the people that they will allow their rights and privileges to be pulled away. Examples would be the recent government shutdown and the debt ceiling and now the fright generated by all the rumors of ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act).
Doubtless you can think of other examples of "Fear Factors News ", but the examples we have listed, above, are sufficient to kick-start our discussion. We live in a world filled with rumors of every kind of disaster imaginable. And, the great majority of these stories are simply not true and will never occur. But, the ones that give us Christians the most fear are the ones which are definitely planned, but located so far in the future that we need not worry about them now; in reality, the fact that these prophetic events are so far away that no one knows when they will occur, gives fast-buck artists -- charlatans -- the opportunity to tell people these events are close to occurring, thus creating a terrible daily scare in the minds of their victims.
The biggest "Fear Factor" in this genre is "Economic Collapse". The Illuminati does, indeed, plan a global financial collapse, but NOT until World War III erupts, placing Antichrist on the world scene. Then, an economic collapse will be triggered for the sole purpose of recreating an economy which is global in every respect, including a cashless global currency!
Turning To Prophecy For Answers
When will the World War III be triggered so Antichrist can come upon the world scene? To get the answer, we turn to prophecy, Daniel 7:7-8 specifically. We address this issue carefully in our Headline News article, NEWS2363, entitled, "There Is Only ONE Sequential Prophecy Which Shall Provide Us A Clear Gauge By Which We Can Know The Approximate Time That Antichrist Will Arise!"
As we watch the progress of the organization of the 10 Supernations, we can see that only five are reorganizing now, with five having not even started. Therefore, we know that the prophecy of all nations of the world reorganizing into 10 supernations will not be finished for 6-10 years or more. Therefore, we are not susceptible to the "imminent collapse" scare rumors.
Another prophecy dramatically informs us that America, specifically, will be in some degree of financial prosperity until God annihilates her in judgment, with fire, in one hour. That inspired prognostication from God is found Revelation 18, so let us turn our attention to this most important prophecy, maybe one of the most important predictions of our End of the Age time period.
ECONOMIC BABYLON OF REVELATION 18 IS 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 most severe outpouring 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 does intend to reorganize the world into 10 Super-Nation states (NEWS2363) 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 ten 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.
According to the New World Order reorganization plan, America is part of the North American Union (NAFTA), along with Canada and Mexico. Will the North American Union going be one of these three super-nations which are destroyed? Today, we will show you, in detail, that America is most certainly 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.
Please read also the book by Dr. J.R. Church, of Prophecy In The News, "Guardians of the Grail", Chapter 14, entitled, "Are We Mystery Babylon", pages 235-246, for a masterful explanation on why America may very well be the Economic Babylon destroyed in Revelation 18.
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 occur 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!" 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 describes an economy that is the economic engine of the world and whose land mass is surrounded by ocean -- and 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 may be 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 amy 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. The historical city of Babylon is covered over with a fatally strong amount of uranium poisoning from the Coalition Forces who fought there from 2003-2011 (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 Ancient Babylon be destined to be rebuilt and to be the fulfillment of 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, according to this line of thinking, this world has only until about 2007 until this time period comes to an end. 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 -- and quite possibly the North American Union Supernation -- 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", the mighty 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. `And after these things...' (18:1). The events described here will not take place until after the events of Chapter 17 have been fulfilled.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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)
5. 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
(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.
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."
"USA culture has become a WORLDWIDE culture..."
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 Word and His people. 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.
And, 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."
Our destruction will be by both massive nuclear-type blasts and earthquakes. Dr. Einstein clearly proved that a small nuclear blast on the right place on an earthquake fault would produce earthquakes of such magnitude as to displace entire continents. The North American continent is covered with many such faults, from sea to shining sea. Thus, America would be doubly-destroyed, just as God foretold. Our destruction will be by both massive nuclear-type blasts and earthquakes.
Defense Secretary William Cohen revealed in April, 1197, that foreign scientsts wield a very special weapon, which he called "electromagnetic waves". Listen to his exact quote:
"... (Foreing scientists) can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves." (COHEN ADDRESS 4/28/1997 AT CONFERENCE ON TERRORISM)
Such power is simply beyond my comprehension. I cannot help but remember this revelation from Defense Secretary William Cohen in 1997 when he revealed that human scientists control weather functions through electromagnetic waves. Therefore, these tragedies are deliberately created and used as a means by which to put an end to this current civilization so the New World Order can be established.
Two types of electromagnetic wave systems are employed: HAARP and Scalar. "HAARP: The Update" shown above explains the American system, HAARP. The DVD, "Russia's Secret Weapon To Defeat America" explains the Russian Scalar sytem.
I fully believe that God's weapon of judgment against America in fulfillment of Revelation 18 is Russia. Using Scalar Weaponry, Russia could deliver nuclear-style blasts at the speed of light to anywhere in America.
Or, Russia could use Scalar waves to cause the Yellowstone Supervolcano to explode, thus killing all of America (Read full details in NEWS1852). You will be shocked to see how the Yellowstone Supervolcano may be specifically designed to annihilate America!
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, despite the severe recession of 2008-2013. Consider this current news story.
NEWS BRIEF: "America Is Not in Decline ... Yet", US News and World Report, Editorial, November 11, 2013
"There is a new book, "The Myth of American Decline: Politics, Economics and a Half Century of False Prophecies" by Josef Joffe. Is he right by stating that American's decline is a myth? After all, many Americans have seen their living standards drop over the last six years and even more have read about China's rise to prominence. Joffe claims that Americans have been unnecessarily afraid over the last 80 years; first, the Russians were coming, then we were losing the space race, followed by the Vietnam fiasco, the demoralizing Carter years with high oil prices and unemployment and finally the Japanese buying up America. Miraculously Americans have survived all this so far."
"But now the Chinese are coming. Will this be our undoing? Or is this yet another false prophecy? As the Washington Post's Carlos Lozada notes, Joffe argues that 'long term, China can’t prevail' ... The U.S. is a contradiction. It doesn't fit into easy allegories. In the midst of the worst financial crisis in 80 years, in 2009, more money came into the country than prior to the crisis in 2007. Why?"
"First, the U.S. dollar is a safety currency, and there is a flight to safety (i.e. buying U.S. dollars or dollar-based assets) in times of turmoil. Second, there is an inherent belief among global investors that the U.S. markets will always somehow bounce back "
"America's political dysfunction guarantees that U.S. productivity will be compromised – yet so far it is the only developed economy growing, while Japan and Europe languish."
"America's math and science education trajectory, if not corrected, will diminish our competitive advantage – yet for the time being there is immigration, because the world's most prominent universities, which are American, are drawing the brightest minds."
"America's huge energy consumption has been a gnawing problem for decades – yet all of a sudden it's solvable."
"America's unstoppable widening income inequality is daunting – yet it is still the richest country in the world in total gross domestic product at more than $16 trillion, and number six in GDP per capita behind Qatar, Luxemburg, Singapore, Norway and Brunei– which are all small countries and hardly global superpowers, with Singapore being the largest with a 5 million person population versus a U.S. population of 313 million."
"U.S. debt is larger than the largest economy in the world – but its GDP is $8 trillion more than the second country in line (America's GDP is worth two Chinas)."
This current article demonstrates that the United States of America is still the richest, most dominant, nation on earth, despite our long and difficult recession. 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. Please keep these statistics in mind as we proceed the rest of the way through this Revelation 18 prophecy.
This passage also implies that, at the time of God's destruction, this nation will be at her HEIGHT of power and monetary influence. America is now near her zenith of economic power, even though we are currently struggling with recession and loss of jobs.
Now, let us continue our study of Revelation 18:
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 massive nuclear-style weapons.
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 present verbs in verse 9 speak to the fact that the citizens of this Economic Babylon are enjoying prosperity right up to the moment when God's judgment begins to fall.
Using a nation's financial prosperity as a trap leading to God's physical judgment is also a patten of God.
"They are enclosed in their own prosperity and have shut up their hearts to pity..." (Psalm 17:10)
God has allowed this Economic Babylon to achieve great material prosperity, even though the hearts of her leaders and of her people have turned against God in a mighty way. God will use economic prosperity to blind the eyes and the ears of the people so they cannot perceive the judgment about to annihilate them.
Let us return back to our discussion.
"...The Third World now relies upon the United States to buy its manufactured goods."
NEWS BRIEF: "U.S. Imports and Exports Components", About The US Economy, August, 2013
"More than 80% of U.S. imports are goods ($2.275 trillion). The largest
category ($731 billion) is industrial machinery and equipment, of which nearly
half ($313 billion) is crude oil. Within this, the largest category is oil and
related petroleum products. In addition to this are imports of fuel oil ($46
billion), petroleum products ($50 billion) and natural gas ($9 billion). Other
large industrial imports are iron and steel products ($30 billion), chemicals
($25 billion), fertilizers ($16 billion).
The second largest import sub-category is capital goods ($548 billion). This includes computers ($60 billion), computer accessories ($56 billion), and telecommunications equipment ($53 billion). "
"The third largest category is consumer goods, which totaled $517 billion. Of this, apparel was the largest sub-category, at $95 billion. Next was pharmaceuticals ($87 billion), cell phones ($81 billion) and toys ($33 billion). The fourth largest category was automotive vehicles, parts, and engines at $297 billion. Food, feeds, and beverages was the smallest category, at $110 billion. This includes fish ($17 billion), fruit ($12 billion) and vegetables ($11 billion). (Source: U.S. Census, Exhibit 6 - Imports by End-Use Category )."
"The U.S. imports more than it exports. This creates a trade deficit of $540 billion."
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.
Notice that, 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." (Emphasis added)
This passage also strongly implies that, at the time of God's destruction, this nation will be at her HEIGHT of power and monetary influence.
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.
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 the North America Union, 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.
We have attempted to show you several facts in this article:
When God delivers His sword of judgment upon this Economic Babylon (America), she is at, or near, the zenith of her prosperity. Because of the Great Recession of 2007-2013, many Americans do not feel prosperous; however, we are a number of years from the appearance of Antichrist and the unfolding of the events of the Book of Revelation. I believe that a slow, steady progress upward economically will occur that will cause a great many Americans to feel prosperous right up to the beginning of World War III.
Furthermore, the language of this prophecy seems to indicate that the feeling of prosperity might NOT go all the way through the economy; perhaps only the upper crust of the economy will feel this high degree of prosperity. Perhaps the Middle Class and the lower echelon might be left out of this degree of prosperity; however, even they will be spared the effects of a total economic collapse.
Remember, the Illuminati has discovered that the best way to cause the hearts of an entire nation to grow cold for Jesus is to get its citizens pursuing the gods of Materialism, of Mammon. This pursuit immediately becomes a form of idolatry, which kindles God's anger quickly and deeply. Therefore, the Illuminati is not going to trigger a depression. Please take the time to read a couple more Headline News Articles on this subject:
1) NEWS2239, entitled, "Will Some Nations Experience Economic Prosperity In The Tribulation Period?"
2) NEWS2317, entitled, "Financial Coup Completed: American Economy Now A Tightly Controlled, Severely Regulated Economy: Fascist, Not Capitalist Anymore"
This article explains why the Elite have plunged us into such a deep hole of economic recession, plus it reveals their ultimate plan, and it is NOT economic collapse.
We truly are living in the last of the Last Days. We must live in a state of prophetic knowledge and expectation. We must view all news and all rumors through the lens of Bible prophecy and doctrine. If what we hear is not foretold in prophecy, or if it is forbidden by Bible doctrine, we can reject that rumor as false and never give it another thought.
Are you prepared to implement this kind of daily scrutiny of events and rumors? If you are ready, then you can more easily spot the false news stories, even if they come from so-called Christian ministries, who ought to know better. Certainly, since America's economic collapse cannot occur until the 10-Nation Reorganization Plan is implemented, then you need not worry about stockpiling foodstuffs, water and emergency supplies. The so-called "Preppers" are lying through their teeth so you will be panicked enough to buy their supplies.
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.
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