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  • Writer's pictureJulie Branstetter

Babylon Falls in the End

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

It is November 6, 2020, three days after the election. We still do not have a clear winner, but circumstances, videos and information have now come to light that would cause any true discerning person to see that a sinister plot is unfolding, brazenly right before the American public’s eyes. A portion of the public sees it, another portion is trying, desperately, to ignore it, and yet a final portion is completely involved in its orchestration and implementation. There is not a moment that passes that the news media, which is completely and obviously a part of the implementation of this plot, do not deliver a negative report for God’s people. It is good news for the lost, but bad news by the day for God’s people. Whether the circumstances change in our favor or not, there is something important that the body of Christ needs to remember, understand, and hold fast. 2 Corinthians 4:9, “We are hard pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” I want to write this so that some will understand that God has not ignored our cries, nor is he deaf to our prayers. He is quite aware and has always known what these days would hold. He is also quite in control of the whole picture, even if we cannot see it or understand it yet. Regardless of what transpires as a result of this election, there is a spiritual reality unfolding here, and this is only a small blip in the whole picture of time and God’s purposes. We need to remember; the whole world does not revolve around our comforts, nor is God’s plan about making us comfortable in this earth. As believers, we must step back and see the entirety of His plan. God does not always cause us to win every battle, but the victory will be ours in the end. Before I exhort, I need to show you something in the Word…

First, let me take you back to the beginning for a moment, literally, the book of Genesis. After Adam and Eve sinned and were cast out of the Garden of Eden (for their own protection and the preservation of God’s plan), the initial outset of man’s long walk to Calvary was set in motion and the law was given to hold them over until the Messiah’s work was finished. A little later on, a very significant thing happened on a plain of land in the Land of Shinar, the region of ancient Babylon in Mesopotamia. This region is traditionally also thought to be the location of the Garden of Eden. The people of the earth came there “from the east” (Gen 11:2), and we know that after Adam and Eve were sent out of the Garden, Cherubim were placed “at the east of the Garden of Eden” to guard them from returning to the tree of life. So eastward they went, and after God resets the world with a flood, they once again travel eastward where they had the bright idea to disobey God again in Babylon. The Sons of Noah and their families settled and decided to build up a name for themselves “lest they be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” But remember, it was God’s will for them to be scattered across the whole earth. They were told to multiply and fill the earth! So herein lay their disobedience, again. This plain of land was later called Babel because, as a result of their rebellion, God confused the languages of the people that took place there and forced them to disperse.

Now, understand that there are, and always have been, two major differences in how people believe the world should be governed. This is not new; it is a very old battle between God’s will and man’s will. One view is from God, the other one is birthed in direct disobedience to God. One view is that the world would be divided up into nations and governed individually by separate leaders. God caused this for the safety of the human race because Noah’s sons and their families decided not to obey God, but instead plotted their own way forward. They chose to settle in Babylon and build a tower “up to the heavens and make a name for” themselves there. The second view is that of a one world form of government where one group of people would gain, and maintain at all costs, control of all the people of the world. So here, right after the flood, we have the sons of Noah deciding to set up one location in which they would become great rulers of all the people of the world, hence they would have made a great name for themselves as they rule from their great tower up in the heavens. Does this sound diabolical to you? It should at least sound familiar, since this is the same spirit of Lucifer when he rebelled against God in heaven.

Now, because man was utterly lost in sin and the justification and sanctification of our souls through Christ was still a far off in God’s timeline, God changed the languages of men as they were building this great tower in Babel. By this, God forced the development of separate nations, resulting in separate leaders. Instead of one group of leaders using people for their own agenda, individual leaders of nations worked to protect the people of their nations from leaders of other nations. It was when God’s people were again in one place and in one accord with God, did He fill them with His Spirit and return to them a gift of the tongue and ear in which every person present suddenly spoke and heard one another’s languages with complete understanding. The confusion causing separation was dispersed on the Day of Pentecost among believers. This is not the gift of tongues of angels, but this one was specifically of languages and for the spreading of the Gospel of Christ.

The confusion of languages at Babel was the beginning of racial, ethnic, cultural, and familial diversities. Because of man’s sinful nature, these same diversities have been used to this day as excuse for oppression. They are used to this day by people of the second view of governing the world to divide and conquer people as well. We see that happening in our country now. Once again, what should have been beautiful, diversity, has been warped into something ugly by man’s sin. Every race has been oppressed. The root of all oppression is man’s sinful nature. You may wonder then, why did God disperse the people by confusing their language if this would be the end result? Because the other option is worse, and it is not the END result! If mankind had been allowed to stay unified in his pursuit against God’s will, mankind would have annihilated itself within one small region long long ago. We’ve used those diversities as an excuse to do it on smaller scales within regions. History proves this over and over again. God’s purpose for man to multiply and fill the earth is in direct opposition to man’s sinful nature to gather all people under one earthly human rule, overpower, oppress, kill and destroy. Every leader who has ever attempted to rule the world, has done so by treacherous and horrid means; the holocaust is one fine example. Babylon has classically been the center of some of the greatest rebellion against God, like the Tower of Babel, and the Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 4:30). These are only shadows though of the very end game.

Even though this confusion of languages had been dispersed on the Day of Pentecost, it was only dispersed among believers for the spreading of the Gospel. Because of the willful presence (still) of sin, the world should never again attempt to be governed by one group of people (New World Order), although Satan continues to work toward this goal. It has always led to the destruction of people. God’s people are always at war with an ideology, a desire if you will, to combine the leaders of the world again into one order or rule over all people. We are always fighting against this because we know it leads to the destruction of people. The lost cannot see it because they can’t discern what God has been and is doing, and they can’t understand what the enemy is doing either. The Word tells us this. They run headlong into it again and again insisting it will work the next time and every time, people and nations die off. Still, though, as we push toward the end we will see it, more and more, a desire to end people’s freedom to rule over themselves nation to nation, and a desire to Lord power over humanity. God gave John a revelation of this diabolical battle as it plays out in it’s entirety right before the second coming of Christ. The seventh bowl is the climax of all of Revelation’s judgments. At the completion of the seventh bowl, God’s final act of judgment before Christ comes is done.

Revelation 17:1-6

“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 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. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.”

The angel explains…

Revelation 17:7-18

But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

What I want you, sister and brother, to see here is that we are all part of something that has been unfolding from the beginning of creation. God is not surprised or unaware or powerless to what is going on around you. There is a group of people in this world that are continually and relentlessly out to grab power over people and destroy what is God’s. They hate God and anything that is of or by Him, person or design. If you are a believer, there is bad news followed by good news! You are the ones these people despise. So don’t be shocked by the trials that come about from their hatred towards you. 1 Peter 4:12-14 tells, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”

Remember that this world is not our own. Hebrews 13:14-16 says, “For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven. With Jesus’ help we will continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by telling others of the glory of his name. Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to Him.”

We are here for a short time and for a great purpose. When the author of trouble and disappointment and lies come against the righteous, when we are persecuted for Christ’s namesake, know that Jesus said this, “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33) Jesus said this to His disciples and taught them to make disciples just as He had done. He prayed for them and for us too! John 17:20-21, “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

We are all a part of His plan from the beginning to the end! Some plant, some water, some harvest. We cannot expect an easier life than the disciples ever had. That is a farce and frankly it comes from being too comfortable in this world. We need to correct ourselves and refocus on the big picture here. The peace that Christ gives is not like the peace that the world gives, it endures. We have to enter into it, accept the fact that we will always be a persecuted people in the earth, and bear our cross for His glory until Jesus returns. We will win in the end, and Christ is always with us. Let our dark days be a time to snatch back from the fire those who are perishing. Look outside of your fears and personal needs, and serve the Lord humbly as He has portioned out for each one of us to do. He will make all things WORK for GOOD!

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