To Babylon You Will Come

//To Babylon You Will Come

Babylon was the third empire of Bible prophecy. It came into the dominant position after overthrowing the Assyrian capital of Nineveh around 632 B.C.E. About seven years later the combined armies of Assyria and Egypt were decisively defeated at the battle of Carchemish, not far from the modern Syrian city of Aleppo that has been in the news of late. King Nebuchadnezzar’s victory over the first two empires was a strategic turning point that opened the way for the Chaldean juggernaut to flood southward into Canaan.

While historians confirm these events that are recorded in the Bible, they do not appreciate that Nebuchadnezzar was acting as Jehovah’s official punishing agent. Before Babylon ever rose to power the prophets foretold that all the treasurers of Jerusalem would be plundered and the Jews would be taken to Babylon until they paid off their debt to Jehovah —the God of Israel.

Besides that, God used Babylon to annihilate numerous nations such as Moab, Ammon, Edom, and the offshore city of Tyre and even the land of Egypt itself. In fact, Babylon was said to have destroyed the whole earth. Babylon was described as Jehovah’s hammer for smashing all the nations. Hyperbole? No. Rather, a prophetic pattern of things to come.

In time though —70 years to be precise —Jehovah judged Babylon too.  Somehow the invaders engineered  the diversion of the Euphrates River, allowing the combined armies of the Medes and Persians to wade across under cover of darkness and into the impregnable fortress through the opened gates facing the river. Thus, in one night, October 2, 539 B.C.E., mighty Babylon was toppled and her king killed.

As if to emphasize that the overthrow of the kingdom of the Chaldeans was an act of God, it was on that very night that a captive Judean prince by the name of Daniel interpreted the miraculously appearing handwriting on the wall announcing the end of Babylon on that very night.

As foretold in Isaiah 200 years before, Cyrus, whom Jehovah called “my anointed one” —literally, my messiah —released the Jews from captivity and allowed them to return to their homeland and rebuild Jerusalem and the temple.

Although Iraq has undertaken to build a full-size replica of the once mighty citadel on the Euphrates as a tourist destination, the real Babylon remains nothing more than a mound of ruin —just as Jehovah foretold.

However, far more significant than the literal ancient city, is the role that the empire of the Chaldeans once played on the world stage that casts a far-reaching prophetic shadow. And what is that? Babylon typifies the last kingdom —the eighth king of Revelation that is destined to rule the world for a prophetic one hour. The eighth king, in fact, will fulfill all the prophecies concerning the final confrontation between the nations and the Kingdom of Christ.

The prophecy of Habakkuk portrays the kingdom of the Chaldeans as being appointed by God to execute judgment, bringing God’s punishment upon all the nations. However, although cast in the ancient setting of horses, archers and cavalry, the prophecy is set for fulfillment at a future date. That is why God commanded his prophet to “Write down the vision, and inscribe it clearly on tablets, so that the one reading aloud from it may do so easily. For the vision is yet for its appointed time, and it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!”

While the Watchtower rightly claims that the vision is yet for an appointed time in the future, contradictorily the prophets of Bethel suppose that God’s authorized punishing agent has already begun his work. According to the February 1, 2000, Watchtower, the modern Chaldean is a hodgepodge of various warmongering nations and even drug dealers and swindlers, who have oppressed and defrauded the people of the world during the past century.

At the same time they also contradictorily assert that Babylon’s conquest of Judah foreshadows the future destruction of Babylon the Great; this, in spite of the fact that the Chaldean attack upon “Judah” ultimately provokes God’s wrath, as Habakkuk foretells: “You marched through the earth with indignation. You trampled the nations in anger. You went out for the salvation of your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the house of the wicked. It was exposed from the foundation to the top. You pierced the head of his warriors with his own weapons when they stormed out to scatter me.”

The true interpretation of the prophecy of Habakkuk is presented in detail in the book Jehovah Himself Has Become King. The second edition (2010) is available as a website, including a complete audio version. The 2010 edition is also available as a website in French and Spanish and as an illustrated e-book on iTunes. (Don’t buy Apple’s unauthorized e-book. The illustrated edition is free) The Final Edition (2016) is available as a PDF for download and as a soft bound book for purchase on Amazon.

That Babylon is a type of the last king is evident from the fact that the 13th chapter of Isaiah also presents Babylon as God’s appointed avenger that brings ruin to the entire inhabited earth.

However, Isaiah’s prophecy reveals that Babylon’s destructive conquest of the world is an immediate precursor to the day of Jehovah. Here is what Jehovah has said:  “I have issued the command to those whom I have appointed. I have summoned my warriors to express my anger, my proudly exultant ones. Listen! A crowd in the mountains; it sounds like a numerous people! Listen! The uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathered together! Jehovah of armies is mustering the army for war. They are coming from a distant land, from the extremity of the heavens, Jehovah and the weapons of his wrath, to bring ruin to all the earth. Wail, for the day of Jehovah is near! It will come as a destruction from the Almighty. That is why all hands will go limp, and every man’s heart will melt with fear. The people are panic-stricken. They are seized with convulsions and pain, like a woman in labor. They look at one another in horror, with faces inflamed by anguish. Look! The day of Jehovah is coming, cruel both with fury and with burning anger, to make the land an object of horror, and to annihilate the land’s sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give off their light; the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shed its light.”

The overthrow of antitypical Babylon will be accomplished by Jehovah’s anointed one, Christ. It will result in the end of Satan’s reign over the nations. That is why in the 14th chapter of Isaiah the end of Babylon brings peace and quiet to the earth. And that is why all the other kings and their empires that have come and gone are said to be laying in memorial tombs, not so the shining one of Babylon, who sought to supplant God’s throne. He receives no honored burial. Isaiah says of him: “All other kings of the nations, yes, all of them, lie down in glory, each one in his own tomb. But you are discarded without a grave, like a detested sprout, clothed with the slain who were stabbed with the sword, who go down to the stones of a pit, like a carcass trampled underfoot. You will not join them in a grave, for you destroyed your own land, you killed your own people. The offspring of evildoers will never again be named.”

The inglorious end of Babylon harmonizes with what is revealed in Revelation; namely, that the last king will suffer a most ignominious death, being plunged into the lake of fire, where the smoke of his torment will forever ascend and the carcasses of his supporters will serve as a great feast for the birds of heaven.

Certainly Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome and the present Anglo-American duo, all had/have their religious consorts to sanctify their wars and conquests, so too, the eighth king is depicted as having immoral relations with the international prostitute known as Babylon the Great. Most assuredly the eighth and final king will be a world government to whom all the kings of the earth will give their authority and more than likely Babylon the Great will be manifest as a one-world, pantheistic religion.

Contrary to the interpretations imposed upon Jehovah’s Witnesses by the Watchtower, such as the notion that the Bible Students were released from spiritual captivity to Babylon the Great back in 1919, not only has the last kingdom not come on the scene yet with its brazen harlot mount, neither have God’s people gone into captivity to the greater Babylon. 

Since coming online in 2002 I have pointed forward to the coming judgment of the house of God. Through mass mailings of open letters, brochures and the aforementioned book, the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been put on notice regarding Jehovah’s coming judgment and the reasons for it. Although I am not privy to the details of how things will unfold exactly, neither did the prophets of old understand how God’s words would be fulfilled. They merely made announcement in advance, as have I.

In response the Watchtower has doubled down and reassured Jehovah’s Witnesses that Christ has already come with the fire of the refiner and the lye of a laundryman. There are no issues that God could possibly have with them. They are as white as the driven snow.

In this respect there is an interesting parallel with what took place immediately prior to Babylon’s conquest of Judah. For many years Jeremiah put the Jews on notice that Jehovah’s judgment was coming. Pashhur, the son of a priest and the leading commissioner over the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem, struck Jeremiah and had him put in stocks. In response, however, Jeremiah prophesied, changing Pashhur’s name to “Fright All Around” to underscore the certainty of the frightening tempest Jehovah was sure to bring upon them. Jeremiah went on to say:  “And as for you, O Pashhur, and all the inhabitants of your house, you will go into captivity; and to Babylon you will come and there you will die and there you yourself will be buried with all your lovers, because you have prophesied to them in falsehood.’”

Like Pashhur, the leading commissioners of Bethel —“Bethel” being the Hebrew word for the house of God —have prophesied in sheer falsehood. The Governing Body suppose they can control Jehovah’s judgment by simply writing their own story with a false stylus. How wrong they are! To Babylon they will come!

How will that come about? That will be a topic for a future article.

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2017-06-11T06:31:02+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Page Two|17 Comments
  • Southern ShaSha

    It has to make one wonder, even the fact it has all been prophesied to take place just as the scriptures state. One has to question not a single individual within the governing body/watchtower put absolutely any value, any warnings toward themselves. 2nd Tessalonians 1-12. Just wonder if there could be some conversation and chaos going on behind closed doors. The scriptures are jam packed with warnings, JEHOVAH even speaking to how blind His people are. And for the governing body to assume they can change or interpret scripture how they see fit, again, they are to smart to believe they are are getting away with, as you state, controlling Gods judgement toward them. All one can believe then, they have become so tangled in untruths, there is no way to legitimately make a correction even if they chose too. You, I’m sure are a thorn in their side, revealing the otrosities committed by them, that they had done a pretty good job keeping under wraps. However, who knows how many have taken a “peek”, into your articles, enlightened so to speak. When the time is right, prepared to tell others, help others to see and realize the destruction ahead if they don’t open their eyes and abandon what they see as following a group doomed.
    I have a feeling, Robert King and your exposure in these matters, has been a point of discussion and contention behind closed doors.

    • Southern ShaSha

      Sorry, meant 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-12

    • Simpletruth

      I believe that there are many who MUST know and that some (the evil slave) who just don’t care. But the ones who do actually care and have accepted the truth (as pointed out on this site) might be in a position where they have to remain cautious about how they go about expressing this for the time being; lest they themselves be deemed apostate. I had an inclination of this when I was recently speaking to one of my best friends (she just started going back to the meetings). She was sharing some of the admonition they’d been getting lately about strengthening their faith in Jehovah. She said there were talks about preparedness in the event that the friends are separated from the organization. To me, that seems like the “faithful slave” could be, in their own subtle way, trying to prepare the friends for what is to come. So yes…I definitely think you are on to something with your reasoning…

  • Jamie Mac

    Hi Brothers & Sisters

    What do you think the chances are of one of the members of the GB paying attention and more importantly recognizing what Robert has been saying about them these last few years. Would it be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle for that to happen. Just a thought, stranger things have happened before.

    On the subject of an eye of a needle, I googled that and there are some interesting interpretations out there.

    • Beverly kenyon

      I think Jamie Mac, like Pashur, the GB would be petitioning the authorities to have Brother King put out of the way, and viewed as a traitor and apostate, their word for anyone who speak up and expose their falsehood. Jeremiah 38:4. So yeah, somewhere a camel has gone through the eye of a needle!

      • Jamie Mac

        Hi Beverly, makes sense. Here’s a question though, what authorities would the GB petition, as I suspect the same authorities probably have the GB names and addresses on a list of people who would be rounded up first in the event of martial law being imposed..

        • Beverly kenyon

          Brother King has been a thorn in their sides for a while and yeah, if they could use their high end lawyers to shut him down, course they would, they do it to sex abuse victims don’t they? And that’s what I meant by my comment. Shut him down, effectively killing him softly! But until then Brother King will be vocally telling truth to their lies along with other Anointed Ones carrying out their ministry. And when martial law is imposed and Jehovah’s people are brought low then we’re all in the same boat..it will be a leveller for everyone..big and small! And yeah, I have no doubt the authorities that be have a list of people of interest on their data bases and I bet the names of a certain seven individuals are right near the top with Brother King’s name right at the bottom if at all he’s on the list! But for now they’re having their reward in full and their fifteen minutes unless they actively stop misleading God’s people and repent but I doubt it very much as its intoxicating and addictive being worshipped and adored by millions!

  • anybody want to read the articles and send the audio on over to Robert? i wanted to a while back to help out but i cant given my circumstance. thought maybe Burt or someone could read todays article and that would be helpful to follow along. if Robert ok’s it

    • Burt Reynolds

      Not sure what you mean DA.

  • Dean LaRue

    watchtower in bed with U.N., U.N. in charge of internet = possible trouble for truth seekers. IDK.

  • Arvid Fløysand

    A simple but soft pillow calling for me to come and rest my tired head…its night in this corner of earth..goodnight and may God bless all of you truthseekers out there …i love you all..yes i do,..how can i when i have never seen any of you?..because i love our King Christ Jesus whom ive not seen…and He truly loves you…so as a follower of Him i love you all and hope to know you all in near future…until then i will now go to sleep and hopfully dream about the wonderful future that we all pray and waiting for…may Jehovahs peace be with all of you 🙂

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    If Jw’s have come out of Babylon the great in 1919,then why did they were celebrating Christmas until 1925?

    • Beverly kenyon

      Blimey, Basa, that is an absolutely brilliant point. You’ve got me thinking about all the other things they were practicing and believing post 1919.

      • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

        Hey Hey that’s how you can shut their mouth!!!

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