According to the Catholic News Service (February 27, 2009), a Christian exodus from Middle Eastern countries began in the 20th century and was very apparent by 1964. They may have sensed the flexing of military muscles leading up to the 1967 Six-Day War. Christians have continued to move to other countries, and their numbers are increasing. The pope has called for a synod in 2010 to address this “problem”. But maybe those Christians leaving are sensing the verbal saber-rattling between Iran and Israel is about to become physical? Or maybe they are responding to God's Word . . .
Jeremiah 51:6-8a “Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed:”
Revelation 18:2b-4 “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 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. 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.”
Revelation 17:2-5 “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:. . .”
God used Cyrus of Persia to destroy the ancient Babylonian empire. But now ancient Babylon (Iraq) and Persia (Iran) are part of Mystery Babylon which kills Jews and Christians. “Fornication” in this sense is following after other gods. Allah is the moon-god. Muslims blaspheme by saying Jesus didn't die on the cross and didn't rise from the dead; thus making them anitchrists according to John's definition in 1 John 4:2-3. Wahhabi Muslims worship a female deity enshrined with the black veil in the kabba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The wealth of the Saudis has controlled American energy policy for decades.
Jeremiah prophesied about Babylon's total desolation which has yet to be realized. Now that Obama has given Muslim's the green light to attack Israel through his UN speech, and has not given Israel the green light to fly over Iraqi airspace; a conflagration is certain to ensue. John Bolton surmises it will be before the end of this year. So yes, it's time for Christians to flee 'Babylon'.