This Present Darkness: The Coming Judgment of Babylon

         “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” [Revelation 18:2-3]

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         Biblical prophecy tells of a time in the Last Days when a great and powerful ruling nation that expanded into a vast international empire will suddenly, from enormously great heights, come crashing down.

         We have these images in our minds of the World Trade Towers in New York City free falling into their respective footprints after burning and exploding over a thousand feet in the sky—each taking their turn to crash to earth.

         We have seen other nations fall in fairly recent history. Germany and Japan were great nations that quickly expanded and routed the nations of their geographic spheres with relative ease. Germany had taken over Europe and expanded into Russia. Japan was greater than China. Both, however, were thoroughly brought to ruin in World War II.

A CLOUD ON THE HORIZON

         Notwithstanding the incredible bombing of German cities, especially Dresden, which included the destruction of great civilian populations, there is yet another image in our minds from that time, 70 years ago, that illustrates pure destruction on an unprecedented scale with an unavoidable hint into the future—the mushroom cloud.

         Nuclear weapons have only been used twice in war. Both were dropped on unsuspecting Japanese cities in 1945. Most of the people killed were civilians, including women, children, and seniors. Some were instantly vaporized—their entire bodies, skulls, bones, and all—disappeared without a trace in the great, flashing heat.

         I knew a man who was there soon after. He was part of the American forces who went into the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after the bombs fell. He witnessed the vast and utter destruction personally. No one, obviously, had ever seen anything like it. The second bomb ended the war against Japan. A once great nation, the greatest nation in the Far East, was destroyed.

         Fallen, fallen was Japan the great.

         The same thing happened to Germany. In the first years of the war in Europe, most thought it inconceivable that such an occurrence could ever take place. Germany, allied with Italy, had run roughshod over Europe, both east and west. Its war machine was incredibly vast, well built, well-supplied, and manned by inspired fighters bent on righting the wrongs of World War I. But their incredible success ended relatively suddenly.

         Fallen, fallen was Germany the great.

SECRETLY DEGENERATE LEADERSHIP

         Regarding both of these nations, however—what people didn’t know, especially the citizens of Germany and Japan—was that the small leadership cabals on top who had wrested control were beyond corrupt—they were infinitely morally bankrupt.

         I could get into detail, but suffice it to say that the most heinous, filthy, rotten, disgusting sins—pretty much EVERYTHING the Lord Jesus taught against and that which the Mosaic code strictly forbade—were not only routine but performed as part of their corrupt and immoral leadership cultures.

         The people didn’t know. But they certainly obeyed.

         Most people still don’t know. But still, they obey. Truth, however, has a way of always being revealed in time. And this should teach us all to learn from history, but most never do.

         The very sins engaged in by those formerly great nations are in full swing across the globe at this very moment, and even greater sins due to present technology. Such things are no longer secret though the vast majority remains unaware. There are two reasons for this:

(1) Simple ignorance of the facts, and

(2) The belief in false narratives (fairy tales) which replace the facts.

         We have seen the street videos of very stupid people in America that literally know next to nothing. We keep hearing about the stupid index in America and wonder how such a thing happened—that so many people are so ignorant of simple facts.

         But the other phenomenon is far worse: Otherwise fairly intelligent people have been thoroughly deceived into believing lies, false narratives, and what amounts to pure fairy tales.

         This allows one to clearly see and understand why the majority of German and Japanese citizens unfailingly supported their governments and thought everything their nations were engaged in was good and right. They saw the rest of the world as evil and incompetent and enjoyed immensely the great success their nations were achieving in the early years of the war.

CHEERING FOR THE CHEATING HOME TEAM

         Remember the videos of people in the Middle East celebrating on the day the towers came down? It is this kind of mindset that takes over when one is cheering for the home team.

         But what if your home team is composed of thugs and wife-beaters and liars and the grossly immoral and arrogant jerks and idiot know-it-alls and snobby elitists and spoiled rotten children in large adult bodies who insist on having their way and see anyone who stands in the way of their moral depravity, evil pride, and rise to power as being the real bad guys? What then?

         What if a nation is involved in the worst sins imaginable to mankind? What if such a nation not only condones such sins and has made legal such sins but actually pushes such sins in evangelistic fashion? What if the religion of satan is put forth as the right and best religion? What if half the nation has fallen squarely into the trap of believing such tripe and have been brainwashed and conditioned to see evil as good and good as evil? What if all these millions and millions of people have adopted a policy of hate and abject negativity while believing themselves to be loving and upright?

         And what if all these millions have been thoroughly deceived and unknowingly indoctrinated into believing that the lies, fairy tales, false narratives, and counterfeit truths are actual reality, while all those who don’t believe the lies are the real numbskulls? What if they see all those who uphold actual truth as ignorant enemies of enlightenment?

         You can bet there were a few people in Germany and Japan who did not agree with the evil actions of their nations’ leadership prior to and during World War II, though the vast majority of citizens, like scared puppies, gave their hearts and lives to their dominating rulers. Some refused to go along. They were there in part to be witnesses against the atrocities and especially against the evil leadership in power. They will be used at the Judgment to help convict those people complicit with evil  and send them to hell. Thank the Lord there have always been righteous dissenters who expose corrupt leadership.

         It was certainly this way with the ancient nation of Israel. God’s own people—the very descendants of Abraham—had stooped to the exact abject immoral condition. They had rejected YHWH and His righteous leadership and insisted on wicked human kings and all the cronies thereof. It is in part why the Lord sent truth-telling prophets in an attempt to correct the nation and bring it back on course. They were usually thanked for their righteous efforts with death.

THIS PRESENT DARKNESS: THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID

         Though it may be very difficult for most people to see and understand present evil reality, it is what it is and is all around us right now. It is far, far worse than most can even imagine. What a strange twist it is that mere illusion has replaced this evil reality in the minds of most to the point that few know it exists and most don’t want to know. Every now and then, however, it leaks out. Scandals happen. But the real scandal is that the leaks are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Most of it always manages to stay hidden and covered up.

         Thus, this sinful evil is largely unrecognized and unacknowledged.

         It has grown steadily worse over the last several decades exactly as Paul the apostle had prophesied. It has graduated to the top of most leadership pyramids. It has sent forth its directives to the entire populace with most none the wiser. It has learned that most people are ignorant, are willing to believe its lies, and would rather live within the matrix and in accordance with a false reality—a mere illusion—than face the Truth.

         “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

         “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” [Matthew 7:11-14]

         Only a few will be saved.

         Heaven will be sparsely populated.

         Only a relative fraction of humanity will ever find the narrow gate and walk the way of life in its entirety.

         THIS IS FACT. THE VAST MAJORITY WILL FAIL SPIRITUALLY AND BE ETERNALLY LOST.

         This truth, drawn straight from the pure teachings of the Lord Jesus, is so alarming to most people that they reject it out of hand, including Christians.

         Now, the question remains: Why will most people lose their souls? Why does the majority insist on counterfeits?

THE JUDGMENT OF BABYLON

         In these Last Days, the complete and utter destruction of Babylon will soon take place. It will be the same thing that happened to Germany and Japan in World War II, only far, far worse and much, much more destructive.

         Babylon will be destroyed. It is inevitable. This great and as yet officially unidentified entity of the end times will meet its doom. It will be destroyed by a higher power in judgment for its many sins and atrocities, and also because it’s righteous were continually outvoted by a sinful, complicit majority.

         I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities…” [Revelation 18:4-5] [1]

         © 2015 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.


[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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Posted on October 22, 2015, in Current Events and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Mystery Babylon America is already beginning to fall. Ruined-(economy), Left naked-(military being weakened and neutralized), Eat her flesh- (invaded and divided land). Burned with fire- (nuclear destruction)
    Is this somehow hard to see and discern?

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    • Thanks for the comment, Gary.

      Judgment comes in many forms. It is primarily designed to bring an entity back on course. We know from the OT regarding the sin-saturated Canaanite nations, for example, that final judgment never occurred until they were beyond redemption, meaning, due to their great sin and rebellion, that it was impossible for them to be restored to right standing with God.

      We get a hint of this in Genesis 15:16: “…For the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.”

      Of course, according to the OT, the Canaanite nations were squatting on the land promised by God to the descendants of Abraham through Isaac and refused to leave, which necessitated war.

      We also know from world history that the international map changes often, with nations rising and falling. Sometimes, great empires such as ancient Rome rise and then fall, primarily cratering from within due to gross sin, since no single enemy was strong enough to defeat them. Rome became vulnerable both by its metastasizing sin content but also because it reached the fullness of expansion, in that its expansion could no longer be supported and defended. Hence, it began its inevitable contraction, exactly as every previous world empire.

      It is interesting that an empire’s successful expansion always correlates with a corresponding sin expansion, and sin always results in judgment. Great sin results in great judgment.

      In the case of ancient Israel, we know that God judged the sinful Canaanite nations on Israel’s behalf. In the case of a nation with a large population of real Christians, will God not also bring judgment upon evil authority on behalf of His people?

      There will be a final judgment of the End Times Babylon, as recorded in Revelation. Prior to that time, however, there is always the possibility of the Lord fighting for His people, as long as His people are loyal and obedient, and operate according to His teachings. Even in the midst of growing sin, hate, and evil, the love and grace of the Lord Jesus and His people is always greater (Romans 5:20).

      “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

      Be blessed.

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  2. My favorite part ^… “There will be a final judgment of the End Times Babylon, as recorded in Revelation. Prior to that time, however, there is always the possibility of the Lord fighting for His people, as long as His people are loyal and obedient, and operate according to His teachings. Even in the midst of growing sin, hate, and evil, the love and grace of the Lord Jesus and His people is always greater (Romans 5:20).”

    ♥ I love the fact that Jesus still gives us great hope, while we are in pursuit of Him.

    Without hope, the enemy will surely step in and say “Why bother? I told you that it was hopeless (for not just you, but your loved ones also), and that your Jesus can’t help you. So- you might as well just live the way you want to now and be happy as long as you can.” (This is surely a lie straight from the pit of hell. he wants us to join him in his misery, and damnable fate.) 😥

    I hate the enemy, and not just a little. he tries to mess with me and my loved ones on a daily basis. So I say- “to hell with him!!!” I will stand and thank our Almighty Father in Heaven for Jesus, as much and as often as it is humanly possible to do… for His gracious save. I am human, but I am not “only human”. I roll with Jesus. ♥ “Thank You Lord!!!

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  3. With this election year scramble, I’ve never seen this nation more divided, lobbing stones at one another, each person in the dog fight claiming they are right, when none of them are or they wouldn’t be fighting like they do.
    It has really been grieving my spirit when I hear Christians rooting for the evil home team, and when it seems they are more “patriot” than they are Christian. Evil is evil, and one should never pray or desire that evil would “have God’s protection”. It’s like I hear people say, “God protect us and not let the bad guys come in to America and mess with us and change our lifestyle……(of evil, decadence, immorality, soaking our soil with the blood of innocents, greed, and whatsoever we choose to do), but please overlook our sins and don’t ask us to change.
    Really? How long do folks that claim to be Christians and have eyes to see, expect the Lord to put up with this wickedness? I get what your saying, and it truly makes it hard to live in the middle of this when one pretty much knows what the outcome is going to be.
    This was a great post with good comments.
    Lord Jesus bless you to keep on keeping on, fighting the good fight, Amen

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    • Great comment. Thanks. The Lord Jesus will win. He always wins. And whoever has joined Him 100% will also win. But such winning has an incredible cost.

      It obviously cost the Lord His life. He preached the Truth. He revealed all the hidden enemies. He exposed religious corruption. He even exposed invisible demons and the devil himself! He took the fight directly to each and every one of His many, many enemies.

      In turn, they attempted at first to destroy His reputation. They succeeded among so many who believed their lies. They did their best to silence Him. Nothing worked. He was far too GREAT, too POWERFUL, too HONEST, and too FORTHRIGHT. He convicted them to no end. He attempted to love them into repentance, but for most their hate was far too great and they gave themselves over to absolute sin and rebellion. It cost them EVERYTHING. The only thing they could do to stop Him was kill Him. They finally succeeded. But they were too stupid to realize they were playing directly into His plan. Then, HE DIDN’T STAY DEAD. “What do we do now!?”

      It the Lord Jesus and all His people who make up His community and kingdom who will ultimately win and live forever, but spiritual battle up to that point will often be very difficult and there will be casualties. But such are only temporary. Everything against Him will eventually fail and come to nothing. Babylon the Great will end up like ancient Rome the Great, or ancient Egypt the Great, or any other great empire of the past. They were all temporary also. It was inconceivable at the time that they could ever come to nothing, but we see by ancient ruins what became of them.

      The hope all real Christians have is that they are fighting the only real battle with eternal implications that will end in complete victory. Ancient Rome tried to wipe out early Christianity and failed miserably. With every martyr Rome killed, their blood sowed the seeds of greater victory and that many more people received salvation. First-century Judea—the small fragment left of mighty ancient Israel which was itself the world’s greatest at one time, also tried to wipe out early Christianity and also failed miserably. Both were destroyed forever.

      China tried to wipe out Christianity and Mao even killed 40 MILLION of his own people, but since Mao died there has been an incredible Great Awakening in China, starting in 1976, that has seen at least 100 million real Christians come forth! No matter what the devil and his human henchmen do the Lord’s community lives on and thrives!

      And though we know the final outcome, we must all continue to fight for that outcome, and we must continue to do all that the Lord has commanded us to do to get right with Him and do our jobs rescuing the lost and shining His Light.

      Thank you, Scarlett, for shining your light. BE BLESSED.

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