Kosonen wrote: ↑
1 year ago
I have some questions about events around Armageddon. Among them what is the fall of Babylon and when exactly is it destroyed?
From the very start of the Great Tribulation, false religion will be judged.
From the blowing of the 1st trumpet, a third of the trees and earth and all green grass is burned and all the weeds.
These Trees, Earth, Grass and Weeds are symbolic of a certain groups of peoples...
(Revelation 8:7) The first one blew his trumpet. And there was hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was hurled to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green vegetation was burned up.
(Matthew 13:30) . . .First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; then gather the wheat into my storehouse.’”
By the time the 4th trumpet is blown, the UN will start to subjugate false religion.
Those who once shone as illuminators in this world, will be opposed and exposed.
(Revelation 8:12) And the fourth angel blew his trumpet. And a third of the sun was smitten
and a third of the moon and a third of the stars, in order that a third of them might be darkened and the day might not have illumination for a third of it, and the night likewise.
(Revelation 17:16) And the ten horns that you saw, and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire.
By the time the 7th trumpet is blown, all religions would have been made subject to the UN.
(Revelation 11:7) When they have finished their witnessing, the wild beast that ascends out of the abyss will wage war with them and conquer them and kill them.
To understand the judgment process...
1st - Jehovah’s spirit bears witness with your own life-force - some are experiencing this right now, many of which are caught among false religion.
At the start of the Great Tribulation, the spirit, or winds will be unleashed upon the entire inhabited earth.
Everyone will have Gods spirit bearing witness with them.
2nd - If a person is found unworthy of life, then the life-force upon which Gods spirit is operative, is consumed.
(Hebrews 12:29) For our God is a consuming fire.
3rd - A person without a life-force is just dust - those who are rejected in this way by the Creator, become food for Satan.
(Genesis 2:7) And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul.
(Genesis 3:14) . . .you will eat dust all the days of your life.
Satan is able to keep these ones alive temporarily, he becomes their life-force.
But when they die, there is no resurrection.
Although Satan promises freedom, one who is joined to him in this way is dragged along in his purpose.
(Revelation 12:4) . . .its tail drags a third of the stars of heaven, . . .
Usually, when a person dies, their life-force retunes to the Creator for later retrieval by means of resurrection.
(Ecclesiastes 12:7) Then the dust returns to the earth, just as it was, and the spirit returns to the true God who gave it.
This is not so with one who has been stripped of life, and judged unworthy of life by the Creator while they were alive.
This is how it is possible to be thrown into the symbolic fire, while still alive.
(Revelation 19:20) And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur.
This is how one can be blotted out form God's Book: -
(Exodus 32:33) However, Jehovah said to Moses: “Whoever has sinned against me, I will wipe him out of my book.
These ones will die without the possibility of resurrection.
Notice that the Goats have
been cursed by the Father - while they were still yet alive: -
(Matthew 25:41) “Then he will say, in turn, to those on his left, ‘Be on YOUR way from me, YOU who have
been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels.
These also, when they die in the flesh at Armageddon, will die forever…
At Armageddon - the 7th and final Bowl - the whole system will become divided against itself, it will split into three parts…
(Revelation 16:17-21) The seventh one poured out his bowl on the air. At this a loud voice came out of the sanctuary from the throne, saying: “It has come to pass!” And there were flashes of lightning and voices and thunders, and there was a great earthquake unlike any that had occurred since men came to be on the earth, so extensive and so great was the earthquake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell; and Babylon the Great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. Also, every island fled, and mountains were not found. Then great hailstones, each about the weight of a talent, fell from heaven on the people, and the people blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, for the plague was unusually great.
Some stumble here, as it again speaks of Babylon the Great as if it is still existing…
The nations would have earlier conquered this city, but upon conquering it, they have become it…
This is much like when one country invades and takes over another, the country does not cease to exisit, does it, its just a change of managment...
The whole system will finish each other off, much like the pattern that was set here, with these THREE
(2 Chronicles 20:22, 23) When they began joyfully singing praises, Jehovah set an ambush against the men of Amʹmon
, and the mountainous region of Seʹir
who were invading Judah, and they struck each other down. And the Amʹmon•ites and the Moʹab•ites turned against the inhabitants of the mountainous region of Seʹir to destroy and annihilate them; and when they finished with the inhabitants of Seʹir, they helped to destroy one another.
Remember, Jesus said: -
(Matthew 12:25) . . .he said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself comes to ruin, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
Many do not like and refuse to consider such things.
This however does not change what is in store, it just robs them of precious time where they could be making progress towards salvation...