|Babylon will raise again|
|Friday, 11 January 2008 23:52|
Dubai, the new Babylon?
There are great plans in Falconcity, Dubai - "Falconcity of Wonders". They are planning to build the Dubai Hanging Gardens of Babylon, a Great Wall like in China, Dubai Tower of Pisa, Dubai Taj Mahal, Dubai Grand Pyramid, a neo-copy of the ancient Lighthouse of Faros, and even the Dubai Eiffel Tower. Makes me wonder, if there would be any better places to invest - like a place to live and infrastructure, in those vast, barren areas of the Middle-East, own by Arabs, for all those Palestinians, who now are funded by us poor "EUteers", too? Looking at Dubai today, some even wonder, is this the new Babylon?
However, I fully agree with those Bible scholars, who understand Revelation 17 to be a description of the destruction of Babylon the Spiritual, and Revelation 18 being the cameo of the fall of Babylon the Commercial.
But the ancient city of Babylon, that old town in the area now called Iraq, never completely ceased to exist - although just before Saddam Hussein's rule it had dwindled to a more or less village than a city. As we learn from the history, the city of Jerusalem was also destroyed in full so many times, and so soon it always arose. I firmly believe, that the Babylon of Revelation 18 will be in that same old ancient city of Babylon. Isaiah 13-14 and Jeremiah 50-51 are yet to be fulfilled - as happened with Tyre, Eze. 26. And that very end of Jeremiah 51 expressly speaks about the land of the Chaldeans, and how the book of prophecy, meant for Babylon, will then be cast into the midst of Euphrates; "Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her".
Thus, it is safe and sound to believe, that Babylon will raise again, rapidly - as will the Antichrist, too - and to a mighty splendour, and then it will be destroyed in full, as it has been prophecied, "for in one hour is she made desolate" (Rev. 18:19). The Bible more or less "demands it". And the Babylon the Last will be rebuilt on its ancient site on the Euphrates river. The fact, that the epicentre of the world finance of today, seems to transfer towards that part of the earth, in my opinion shows lucidly, that the world as we know it may not be too far from those events prophecied - and yet to come.
Ge. 11:6: "And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do."
Once again, a new try is on-going. But another, great gathering is advancing, too: "For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Cor. 6:2)
For which kingdom are you building?