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 named Babylon. 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 judgment.

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. Why?

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 geographic location.

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."

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