What I am about to write has been on my heart quite a few years. It’s an unsolved mystery that I just happen to keep stumbling upon. A lot has come my way over the years so have accumulated a lot and its time to pour out bits of the puzzle as I unravel a mystery. I believe God wants to lead me to something. In quest of this mystery, many have lost sight of God or just given up out of desperation. I pray that God leads and has His way through this. All I want is to know God’s will and absolute truth. Much prayer has gone into this one.
In this search for answers, lies doubt − doubt or suspicion is something the devil uses to lead us astray, like Eve in the garden of Eden. I do not want to turn to any other source but the Word of God for the absolute facts. I have referred to History, but in a light manner holding the Bible as the priority and absolute truth. As I have done so and weaved together facts and weeded out fiction that has creeped into world history, I have deduced that:
1) Indeed the Bible is the absolute truth and what is written in it will never fail
2) There is a spirit of the anti-christ who wants to deceive and l;ead everyone astray so that even though they may not be part of his kingdom, at least they are not part of God’s Kingdom.
As I kept my faith, God has honoured it by revealing to me mysteries about His kingdom that I would love to share with those deceived and deceiving others. Especially those who say Jesus is a myth and a carbon copy of mythology before He was born. This is for folks who believe like I once did that Jesus is nothing but one of the spiritual gurus. No He isn’t. He is God Himself and the son of God. Don’t get irked by what I say friend and discard it as something you heard before. I challenge you to read the whole thing first. I am going to put forth a different perspective. Its up to you to open your minds, rather than just discard this as fanatic mumbo jumbo, even before reading it.
So I am going to put it in parts and see where we land up. Please feel free to question me. If you want to add anything to this, please do, because like everyone else I am still learning.
Let any of you who are deceived, be brought back like the prodigal son on the right path towards the Father and our King, Jesus. That is my earnest prayer. For with my own eyes I have seen many of the church deceived and live in deception. Moving on to the mystery that has captivated me and filled me with much restlessness. In seeking this mystery out, I have learnt great truths about my Lord, my being, the past, and the future to be.
This mystery is nothing but the one line in the Biblical book of Revelation:
Revelation 17:4 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.[b] 5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Ever since I first read this book eight years ago, this was a line that haunted me for days. I was filled with curiosity to know who this woman was. I have read much literature that would use this very line and more scripture on this woman to pinpoint a particular church or religion or religious practices, but I always knew there was something more to it. The beasts in the book of revelation, the harlot, the war between Christ and Satan and a whole lot more in the book of Revelation help one deduce a few sure short facts.
1) There will be either one government/religious order/ nation… basically one individual or one body of a number of individuals who will rule the earth and they will be opposed to God… One may get a little of this in:
Revelation 13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those[e] who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[f] the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
Here again God got my curiosity aroused, another mystery to solve – of the number 666, but let’s leave that for another day. Let me move on with the main purpose of this article.
2) This body or individual would be against Christ, Christians, Christianity and would be capable of leading followers of Christ astray (hardcore deception, so beware all my readers) .
3) This body or individual would demand that it become the object of worship of all nations and people. If any would choose another (especially if one chose Jesus) over this individual or body, then they would find their names on the wanted list. They will be persecuted, isolated, jailed, tortured till they accept this authority. Failing to accept this authority would result in physical death; this would obviously put fright into those who even think of ignoring this body or individual as the sole authority.
Let’s start with Babylon
Going back to the line − MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
A mystery is something unknown but can be unravelled and demystified. So where did I start with my search? Well I saw the familiar word ‘Babylon’. I researched a bit on its location. I remembered studying it in my history class. So I found its location, read a little on Babylon, a thriving civilisation. Right now for your sake I did a little online search a found this on wiki:
Babylon was a city-state of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad. All that remains of the original ancient famed city of Babylon today is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
(Please note this also overlaps with the location of the Garden of Eden or where the first human was placed on this earth. Given in the Bible:
“Genesis 2:8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.”…. 10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold… 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel;[b] it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
From the Bible one can also derive that this land was ruled by a man known as Nimrod
Genesis 10:8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.” 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
This Nimrod was mighty one as some versions of the Bible say. Well calling him a hunter wouldn’t be wrong. It could mean he hunted animals or prey. People who hunt spirits can be tagged hunters. Anyone who hunts or seeks is a hunter. Basically Nimrod was a seeker. Since he rejected God or was unable to bow down to the God who created him, i.e., the God of the Bible, there was an emptiness in his soul. As human beings we were made in the image of God. God is spirit. So we his image, the true us, is spirit too. When we reject God a part of us go missing, creating a longing in our hearts. This longing, or emptiness, is something the devil uses to deceive us. This longing has given birth to religions, the new age, philosophies about self, the need to seek self rather than God, magic, spirituality based on unbiblical practices and other such things, which have nothing to do with the God of the Bible.
This was the case with Nimrod. This was my case. This is the case of most people in the world today. So deceived, they cannot recognise the one true God as Lord.
Nimrod was involved with powers that were definitely defiant of God. He felt an empty spot in his life and knew he needed some power to help him.
So he married a woman Semiramus, basically got into a relationship with a woman who he thought had powers to overcome God, that were more powerful than God, and could replace God in his life. Such powers feed the human emotion of greed, promising you power and authority. Thus, deceiving you into believing that you are king when actually your life is being ruled by these powers. powers you thought you controlled then control you and you don’t even know it. These powers basically have only one agenda like the agenda of satan, to become like God and rule in place of God.
A pure example of Nimrod following these powers and the agenda of these powers is plainly seen in the people of the world coming to Babylon, which is nothing but Nimrod’s kingdom, and building the tower of Babylon. Here’s the bit about the tower of Babylon:
Genesis 11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
This leads to the next post… Read on about where religion, paganism, culture, language and more on human history. But most importantly read on about how the world and maybe even you live in deception… Part II be up in the next three days… till then God bless