Bible Studies

A Study on Mystery Babylon of Revelation
(As taught by Andy Neckar at Community Bible Chapel-Hico, TX)

MYSTERY BABYLON (MB)—USA
The land of the USA
Zech 5:11  The land of Shinar:

Countries were made rich by importing goods to her

Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

Which nation is the biggest consumer in the world?

Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

Which nation runs the biggest import deficit?  (Imports much more that it exports) 

Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

Which nation has the greatest port city in the world?  Rome has no port city.

Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

MB must be a home to many Jewish exiles.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

“My people” is spoken of 209 times in the Bible including this verse.  They ALL refer to the Jews, except in Rom 9:25-26 and 2 Cor 6:16 where “my people” refer to the Jew & Gentile who are saved in Christ

Which city is home to more Jews than Russia and the modern country of Israel

The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. Many believe this to be an explicit reference to Rome, which is the home of the RCC.

Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

Yes, Rome is built on seven hills, but look what the Bible says of these seven mountains.

Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

“There are”, is one Greek word. “eisi” (i-see'); also translated “they are”.

Speaking of the harvest fields, “they are white already to harvest.”
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for “they are” white already to harvest.

Speaking of male & female in heaven, “they are equal unto the angels”.
Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for “they are” equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

Speaking of children of God, “they are not of the world”.

John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because “they are” not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

All of these passages are using the Greek word “eisi” (i-see'

SO-speaking of ‘seven mountains’, “they are seven kings” Seven Empires.

Ps 30:7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain (kingdom) to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was trouble

Jer 51:24-26 And I will render unto Babylon (Ancient Babylon) and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD. Behold, I am against thee, O “destroying mountain” (destroying kingdom), saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.(nation)  And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

Five RULING NATIONS have fallen at the time Revelation was revealed to John.  ONE WAS and that was the ROMAN Empire at the time.  ONE is yet to come and He will RULE for only a short time

Who became a WORLD LEADER recently?

Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

ONE NATION has the rule now and this is the “seventh nation”.  The eight and final ruling nation will be a confederation of all the other ruling nations. 

Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition

The eighth and final ruling KING is made of all the other kings that ruled before him.  HE is to be not a NATION king but a WORLD king.

What is the name of the confederation of nations taking the “beginnings” of the RULE today?  Where is the headquarters located?

Revelation is speaking of the “end of the end-times”.  The RCC had the rule over “some European kings” (not all) during the dark ages.  That was “1000 years ago”.

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

What nation today has the greatest number of immigrants?  People of every race, tongue/language, color and creed?

Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The NATION which John saw, had the CITY that based the organization that had the RULE over the governments of the other nations.  Who is that nation and what is that city?  What is that organization that is coming together even today?

Libertas
The Roman goddess of freedom. Originally as goddess of personal freedom, she later became the goddess of the Roman commonwealth. She had temples on the Aventine Hill and the Forum. Libertas was depicted on many Roman coins as a female figure with a pileus (a felt cap, worn by slaves when they were set free), a wreath of laurels and a spear.

The Roman goddess Libertas, known in English as Liberty, was the same as the Babylonian Ishtar. This "Mother of Prostitutes" of Rev 17-18 is a representation of Ishtar.

Ishtar was next to Marduk at the top of the Babylonian list of Gods, and her cult promoted the idea of personal freedom and liberty to pursue a wild hedonistic sexual lifestyle.

In Zech 5 a woman was leaving Babylon to go to the land of Shinar.  She was going to a new land to set up a kingdom similar to Babylon.

Then it turns out that there are TWO women.  One religious and one secular. 

Could this be the king/government of Spain and the RCC?  The Bible always speaks of nations/countries as “her”.  The Bible always speaks of false religions as “her”.

Zech 5:6-7  And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that “goeth forth”. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

The woman (nation/country is sitting in an ephah. An ephah is a measure for grain. (Zech 5:6)

“goeth forth” yatsa' (yaw-tsaw'); meaning; spring out, be risen, grow, shoot forth.

A producer of foodstuff will be “risen”, will “spring out” of this venture.  This is the resemblance through all the earth.  This is what the country will be “known for”.

Who is known as the “breadbasket of the world”?

The original land of Shinar

Gen 10:10 And the beginning of his (Nimrod-grandson of Ham the son of Noah) kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

The kingdom of Babel was the kingdom of Babylonia. Babylon the “original

Read about the land of Shinar in Isaiah chapter 11.  This is the “latter day” land of Shinar and the home country of the “latter day” “Mystery Babylon”.

Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Can THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS be the Papacy?  She can by no means be Rome alone, whether Pagan or Papal. There were believers and saints in the 4,000 years before the Christian era, and so there were idolaters and harlotry and abominations before there were Popes or Roman emperors

How could she be the “mother” of the harlots and of the abominations of the earth if her existence does not date back to, and above all include, the great harlotries and abominations which preceded both the Popes and the Roman emperors? Besides, we have here the motherhood of various harlots, or systems of harlotry and abominations of the earth. If Pagan Rome is to be implicated, that was but one individual system. If Papal Rome is to be implicated, that again is but one individual system. The implication would be that the earth had no systems of harlotry or abominations but the one found in Pagan or Papal Rome

 

The MOTHER of Harlots must go back to the “beginnings” of all false systems, and false worships, and abominations of the earth.

The beginning of the kingdom of Nimrod, the grandson of Ham, was Bab-el, or BABYLON, in the land of Shinar, where the inhabitants of the earth, who were yet of one language and one speech, journeyed together from the East. They came together under the leadership of Nimrod, whose name means a "rebellious panther," and under him began that first great work of rebellion against God which brought the confusion of tongues, and put in place the “original” of all the following harlotries and abominations of mankind

Which nation has a statue of “Libertas” set upon her base. (Zech 5:11)

The Statue was a joint effort between America and France and it was agreed upon that the American people were to build the “pedestal”, and the French people were responsible for the Statue

 The sculptor of America's statue was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, and he was a Freemason.

Famous Freemasons Web Page
Abbott, Sir John J.C. - Prime Minister of Canada 1891-92
Aldrin, Edwin E. - Astronaut
Armstrong, Louis - Jazz Musician
Armstrong, Neil - Astronaut
Arnold, Benedict - American General and Later Tratior
Arnold, General Henry "Hap" - Commander of the Army Air Force
Austin, Stephen F. - Father of Texas
Autry, Gene - Actor
Bach, Johann Christian - Musician/Composer
Baldwin, Henry - Supreme Court Justice
Balfour, Lloyd - Jewelry
 Banks, Sir Joseph - English Scientist
Bartholdi, Frederic A”. - Designed the Statue of Liberty

And the list goes on.

In describing Lady Liberty's seven rayed crown it reads, "The seven rays of the Statue's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world
AND
On October 28th, 1886, President Grover Cleveland accepted the Statue on behalf of the United States and said in part: "We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected."

Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

Mountains can also be translated “continents”.  She has rule/influence over ever ruler on every continent.

What nation has a city that has based a world leadership organization?

Mystery Babylon is the lone Global Superpower
A global superpower in three ways
Economic Superpower
Military Superpower
Political Superpower-

Major Port City-
Greatest and Wealthiest city the world has ever seen-
Home to a large population of Jewish Exiles-
Mystery Babylon is represented by a Woman- Nation/country

- To be continued...