And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:3-5)
The vision presented to John the Revelator in the Book of Revelation concerns the End Times; the period at the end of the current age and immediately prior to the Second Coming of Christ. Like almost all born-again believers, it is my view that we are living in those times. It was for the church today that the revelation was given.
Bible prophecy is clear that the world just prior to Christ’s return would be at its most evil. Matthew 24:37-39 tells us that the world in our time is as in the time of Noah, when God’s judgment last came down on humanity. It is a time when evil seems triumphant and omnipotent, and goodness seems foolish and weak.
The scarlet woman riding on a beast shown to John by the angel of the Lord, Mystery Babylon, refers to both a city and a religious system. Throughout the Bible, Babylon represents Satan’s dominion over the nations of man. It was the first city built by man to glorify himself rather than God, and is a picture of decadence, perversion and slavery.
Babylon was also the source of the mystery cults which have survived as secret societies and fraternities into the modern period. The Luciferian, globalist elite is comprised of people who have been initiated into these Satanic mystery cults. These are the people who rule the world on behalf of Satan, and is why we see elite pedophilia and occult rituals at the highest levels of society.
Babylon was also where the practice of using usury to enslave the population was first developed. It is no accident the world’s debt-based reserve currency, the US dollar, has a Luciferian eye-and-pyramid symbol on the obverse. This is a homage to the originator of debt-based enslavement – Satan himself. In Satan’s kingdom, all are enslaved to him through debt. In the Kingdom of God, debts are canceled through Jesus’ payment at the cross.
The global system of central banks, which use fractional reserve banking to ensure all of the world becomes enslaved through debt, are the central pillar of the Luciferian cabal’s control. It is the secret to their power, and through it they farm the world.
This system also exacerbates the instability of the business cycle. In 2008, the public first became aware of the insanity of this system of constant debt expansion. Through their control of politicians everywhere, the banking cabal was able to use the power of government to shift the mountain of private bank debt onto government balance sheets. This made the system seem stable until recently; now, governments themselves are the crisis as they drown in unpayable debt.
As these sovereign debt and currency crises roll across the globe, they will cause economic catastrophes unlike anything seen in world history. When the Great Depression hit in the 1930’s, there was no welfare state and no large public bureaucracies. When governments begin defaulting today, it will cause chaos across the world.
Mystery Babylon is identified in Revelation as a city as well as a spiritual stronghold. It is the centre of world trade, the headquarters of global power and the primary base for the Luciferian mystery cults. To identify which city is Mystery Babylon, we must briefly investigate how the mystery cults of antiquity were transmitted to the modern era.
When Christ appeared on earth, Mystery Babylon was Rome (1 Peter 5). This was the centre of the most powerful empire at the time, as well as the seat of paganism. The cults of the Near East had all moved their temples to Rome. When Christianity spread, however, these mystery cults had to go underground. They had to be kept hidden, or occult, until such time as they could again come out into the open.
The primary mechanism by which the Babylonian mystery religion continued was through Judaism.
There are elements of the mysteries in Islam and other religious systems, but Judaism has been the main transmission vehicle for the mystery cults back into Western societies.
Judaism had always comprised a struggle between the worship of God and the worship of Satan. During the exile of the Jews in Babylon (605-539BC) the Jewish priests had been initiated into the mystery cults, and later these formed the oral law of Judaism. In the centuries following the Jewish Diaspora of 70AD, these were written down as the Talmud and, later, the Zohar. These form the basis of orthodox and liberal Judaism as well as the Kabbalah today. Revelation refers to this belief system as the Synagogue of Satan and those in it as people who say they are Jews, but are not (Revelation 3:9).
The Babylonian mystery religion began to re-emerge at the time of the Enlightenment. Through the establishment of modern versions of the mystery cults, which we know as secret societies, the mystery cults over time became the religion of the Luciferian elite. All of the secret societies which were in operation during and after the French, American, Russian and other revolutions prior to World War I had their spiritual origins in Kabbalah and esoteric Judaism. The highest initiates of organisations such as the Freemasons have as their objective the building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem in preparation for the anti-Christ. This is the purpose of Zionism.
This is also the purpose of orthodox Judaism. While liberal Judaism focuses on Marxist revolution among the nations (tikkun olam), orthodox Judaism is paving the way for the moshiach, who they believe will bring all the world under the dominion of the Jews.
The headquarters of world Jewry is not Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. It is New York. There are nearly two million Jews living in New York; this is over five times the Jewish population of Tel Aviv and nearly ten times that of London. New York is also the financial, cultural and political capital of the world; it is the headquarters of the financial elite, the media and is the site of the UN. It is also symbolised by a woman, and the Statue of Liberty is rich with occult symbolism.
It is therefore my interpretation of scripture that, while the belief system symbolised by Mystery Babylon in Revelation is the Luciferian religion of the global elite, the city it represents is New York.
Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
“‘Come out of her, my people,’
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
Give back to her as she has given;
pay her back double for what she has done.
Pour her a double portion from her own cup.
Give her as much torment and grief
as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
‘I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;
I will never mourn.’
Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:
death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,
for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. (Revelation 18:4-8)
In my view, there will be a sudden and catastrophic nuclear attack upon New York at some point in the near future. There will be a ten-nation confederacy under the rule of the anti-Christ which will launch a surprise attack upon the city (Revelation 17:16-18). The first fall of Babylon also occurred suddenly, was carried out as a judgment against the city and was accomplished through God stirring up the Medes and the Persians (Isaiah 13:17-19). These two groups were the ancestors of today’s Kurds and Persians, which today are called Iran.
Should this interpretation of Bible prophecy be correct, there is no reason to believe that other American cities and cities across the West will be spared. The geopolitical and economic centre of the world will shift away from the West permanently. It will be a very different world to the one we have become so comfortable in.