Rome - Not the Harlot of Revelation - Three Angels Proclaim
Through scripture I will explain why the harlot, the great city, Mystery Babylon of Revelation cannot represent ancient or modern Rome.
Three angels proclaim in chronological order, Rev. 14:6-13.
First angel proclaims – The gospel will be given to all tongues, all dialects; then the end begins as judgment comes upon man. Wycliffe Bible Translators recently moved their target date from 2038 to 2025, plus or minus for the completion of this prophecy. The next proclaiming angel proves that this great city, Mystery Babylon the great harlot, cannot represent ancient Rome for she is destroyed only after the gospel is given to all dialects.
· Second angel proclaims - the great city Babylon has fallen because she has made all nations drink of her wine and this relates to Rev. 17:2-5, 18:2-8. Again, this takes place only after the gospel has been given to all dialects.
· The third angel informs us that the mark of the beast comes only after the great harlot, Mystery Babylon, the great city of trade is destroyed.
The third and last angel proclaims and warns that if any take the mark of the beast they will be tormented by fire day and night with no rest. From there on the angels of Rev. 14:14-16 begin their reaping with sharp sickles, harvesting and separating the wheat from the tare, the true from the false. The event of the destruction of this great city will cause the entire thirteenth chapter of Revelation to be fulfilled, the killing of the saints, Rev. 13:7. There will be the rise of a new world government in connection with a false prophet and religion. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” Rev. 14:13, The saints (believers) are still here and will pay thee ultimate price.
Where does this city get her power to reign over the earth?
The seventeenth chapters informs us that the harlot, the great city is rich and offers all that partake of her golden cup, which is full of sin and abomination, to become rich. She is a great city that reigns over the entire world, Rev. 17:18. Her power comes from the eighteenth chapter. Because of her merchants, merchandise, and sea captains delivering her goods she reigns over all kingdoms on earth, for she, the great harlot is a trade city.
- Unlike Rome, the harlot represents trade, not military.
- · Unlike Rome, she does not see her destruction coming, Rev. 18:7.
- · Unlike Rome, she reigns over all kings or kingdoms, Rev. 17:18.
- · Unlike Rome, her destruction comes in one day. Rev. 18:
- Unlike Rome, all that trade on the sea will see her destruction and this can only take place through modern media, Rev. 18:17.
- · Unlike Rome, the kings of the earth will weep when they see the smoke of her destruction, for there is no more merchandise to be bought; the collapse of world economics, Rev. 18:9-19.
- · Unlike Rome, after her destruction, they will stand at a distance not daring to come near her, Rev.18:17. Historically, I have never read of a city being destroyed with no one to come near it. This is probably caused by a nuclear explosion.
- · Unlike Rome, God calls his saints, his saints only, out of this city before its destruction. If they do not leave, they will share the rest of her plagues. Rev. 18:4.
- · Unlike Rome, this city deceives with the help of her merchants, not military.
The question is: Do we have a city that compares to the harlot of Revelation, chapters 17 & 18? Absolutely! New York City. This city now controls approximately ninety percent of the international trade and I believe that it will shortly control all trade. This city is the number one targeted city to be nuked by terrorist, for they want to cut the head off of the economic beast. New York City is the financial capitol of the world and she is drunk with the blood of the believers and every nationality lives in this great city of trade, Rev. 18:24. The World Trade Organization, along with many other financial institutions sit in this great city and now control international trade. I believe shortly this great city will control all trade; for it is prophesied.
Through scripture it can now be understood that this great city cannot represent Rome, either ancient or current. The Strong's Concordance tell us that this great city is not a country or nation, only a city.
According to the parable of the Fig Tree, the generation within the establishment of the nation of Israel, which took place in 1948, shall see all things come to pass, for mankind is almost out of time. There is a great city that reigns over the kings of the earth and shortly all will drink of her wine. There is also a beast or kingdom that will eventually destroy her; to this date, that kingdom is once again rising.