“And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration [wonder].” (Rev. 17:5-6)
Today, when I heard hurricane Irene had hit Babylon, New York; I had to look it up on Google maps. Yup, there it is on Long Island. New York City is a part of “mystery Babylon. The following is from “Awake, Bride”, p. 265-266 on how New York City related to Revelation 11:8-12:
“During the Revolutionary War New York City was greatly damaged twice by fires, laid siege to, and many battles were fought there with patriots crying, "No king but King Jesus!" From 1788 to 1790, New York City was the capital of the United States of America. (Jerusalem is Israel's capital in which Jesus was crucified as King of the Jews, and later laid siege to and burned.) New York City is currently the most populous city ("great city") of the United States with over eight million people, and it is the city with the largest Jewish population outside of Israel (like Egypt housed the Hebrews for hundreds of years). It also has a large homosexual community ("Sodom"). The two olive trees and two candlesticks represent God's two anointed 'sons' (Zechariah 4:14), Jews and Gentiles. 'Witness' is another word for 'martyr'. Those who died in the 9/11 attacks were martyred for living in a Christian country which protected the Jews.
On September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers, and almost 3,000 people from 90 different countries died. The Muslims in Palestine were shown dancing in the streets and celebrating by passing out candy. This was the "white horse" of the first seal. Muslims have been slaughtering Christians around the world and leaving their corpses to rot. The "three and a half days" refers to the 3½ years of the Great Tribulation in which there will be more martyrs. The slaughter of believers will continue and increase until Rosh Hashanah, September 16, 2012 when the heavens and earth will shake at the Lord's coming, and He will call His people to Him.”
3,000 is the number of calf-worshippers killed when Moses came down from Mt. Sinai with the 10 commandments of YHWH (Ex. 32:28) on the very first Feast of Weeks, and 3,000 is how many got saved when the disciples proclaimed the wonders of God in different languages on the first Feast of Weeks, called Pentecost (Acts 2:41), after Jesus ascended to heaven. That about 3,000 were killed at the opening of the first seal to me means Jesus is preparing to return from heaven.
That America soon went to war against Babylon, Iraq is also interesting, because Peter preached to the expatriate Jews in Babylon, and established a church there that has lasted for 2,000 years. Yes, the real Mesopotamian Babylon, not Rome. Recall, because of their idol worship, God sent Nebuchadnezzar to carry the Jews into exile in Babylon beginning with Daniel and his three teen-age frieds. (Daniel died in Mesopotamia, and the Muslims venerate his tomb.)
“Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O you house of Israel, have you offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.” (Acts 7:42-43)
“The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes you; and so does Marcus my son.” (I Peter 5:13)
Though Babylon, Iraq has been a center of power for anti-christs and their religions which worship the moon and stars, the religious center moved to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The black cube containing a black meteorite is called the Kabba which Muslims walk around and pray towards. It used to be a harem of religious prostitutes to many gods, but Mohammed through all of them out except the moon god and declared it to be the diety, al-ilah (Allah). It is the base of wickedness transferred to the desert (Zechariah 5:2-3, 6b-11). A few miles from Mecca on the coast is the busy seaport of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia is one of the wealthiest countries on earth to which all kings have had to 'kiss up'.
Babylon, Iraq has been subdued, but it will rise up again with the Mahdi army soon. Since the beginning of the 6th trumpet on August 23, 2011, God has cracked American icons, and New York has been hit with a hurricane which has paralyzed its subway system. It seems that “mystery Babylon” Mecca-Jeddah is due to be hit this fall during all the close asteroid movements and meteor showers.
“And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to this great city! 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. Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.” (Rev. 18:18-21)
I may have misunderstood the timing of the 5th and 6th seals. They may come close together to “avenge” the righteous blood of the saints. If so I would break the 6th seal into two parts, with the first part coming with the great earthquake about to hit the West Coast followed by the asteroids and meteors and the tail of Elenin this fall.
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given to every one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brothers, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.” (Rev. 6:9-13)
Dormant volcanos in the western United States have already been venting. A Santa Barbara hillside is venting. Citizens in San Diego county smell burning petroleum and 'rotten eggs' (sulfur); precursors to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. If the ring of fire on the west coast does what happened to Japan on the east side of the Pacific, all the ash would block out the sunlight. Pray that the volcanic activity does not set off the supervolcano at Yellowstone.
And the last part of the 6th seal, right before the 7th seal, 7th vial, and the final 7th trumpet of Messiah's return at midnight (Jerusalem time) on September 16, 2012.
“And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Rev. 6:9-14-17)
Ask God how you should prepare, and what you should do, if anything. Stay close to Jesus and your loved ones.