Realization of Prophetic Visions
By Philip Mark Ames
Babylon the Great
There has been written on
her head a mysterious name: "Babylon
the Great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth."
The mystery of her name begins to be cleared up by a look at the ancient city
This ancient city was built in the land
of Shinar near the Euphrates River.
According to the eleventh chapter of Genesis, this city was built by people who
were afraid of being scattered over the earth. So they merged their talents,
abilities and possessions for the erecting of a city and a tower reaching the
sky. But God had decreed that they should scatter, not converge; so He confused
their language, forcing them to disperse. This was the first anti-trust
Many years later, Devil King
#3 had led the inhabitants of this city to the peak of power and wealth. Babylon had become the
capital of a great world empire. She was also a center of capitalistic
enterprise. Even after falling to the Medes and Persians, Babylon did not cease to be a very important
city. She remained for centuries the city which controlled much of the world's
wealth. From India and the
East, from Egypt and the
South; from the Greeks and Romans of the west, and from the Parthian of the
north, riches poured into the city of Babylon.
The Satanic god-king of Babylon had fallen from the
throne of political world empire. But, just like his four successors, he turned
his attention to a different kind of empire, Those four, being winds or spirits
of heaven, inspired the four great religions of the world, as explained in Part
I of this book. But, their predecessor, Devil King #3, was Lucifer, the god of
commercialism, capitalism, riches. One of his several names is Mammon. Those
who dedicate their lives to him, expect to become wealthy. His pet city, Babylon, was the shining
example of his capitalistic prowess. But, knowing that the city would not
remain, he began to build a different kind of city, not confined to one
By the time the physical
city of Babylon
had become uninhabited, Mammon (Lucifer) had developed a very wealthy
capitalistic elite class. Under the god-king of Babylon
this elite class of people made up what could be called a spiritual city of Babylon, a new and greater Babylon. Jesus indicated that the Mammon-worshippers
would not enter the kingdom
of God. And he often
warned his disciples against the love of money. This warning should be heeded
by all Christians.
The individual capitalists
have now been joined by the rich corporations, each of which is legally
considered a person. And that capitalistic conglomeration of the super rich
makes the world wide spiritual city called "Babylon the great."
Written by: Philip Mark
Ames - - - © 1975 Philip Mark Ames. All rights reserved.