The Harlotry of Jerusalem

Babylon and Jerusalem. The Sure Connection.

BABYLON JERUSALEM
The City of Babylon in Revelation is  accused of the murder of Saints, Prophets, and Apostles

  • “For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and  thou hast given them blood to drink;”  Rev 16:6
  • “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints,  and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with  great admiration.”  Rev 17:6
  • “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints,  and of all that were slain upon the earth.”  Rev 18:24
  • “For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath  judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and  hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”  Rev 19:2

 

The Israelites, whose center was  Jerusalem, are accused in the Gospels of the crime of the murder of God’s  servants

  • “Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men,  and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall  ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon  you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of  righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew  between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall  come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the  prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have  gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her  wings, and ye would not! ”  Mt 23:34-37
  • “Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them  prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the  blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may  be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of  Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto  you, It shall be required of this generation.”  Lk 11:49-51

 

The City of Babylon has, as its main description, “great  city”

  • “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is  fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the  wine of the wrath of her fornication.”  Rev 14:8
  • “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the  cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to  give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”  Rev  16:19
  • “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which  reigneth over the kings of the earth.”  Rev 17:18
  • “Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying,  Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy  judgment come… And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in  fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones,  and pearls! … And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and  wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that  had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made  desolate… And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast  it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be  thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. ”  Rev 18:10,16,19,21

 

The city of Jerusalem is the city  uniquely described as the “great city”

  • “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great  city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was  crucified.”  Rev 11:8
  • “And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall  say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this  great city?”  Jer 22:8
  • ” How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!  how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess  among the provinces, how is she become tributary!”  Lam 1:1

 

The city of Babylon is made “desolate”

  • “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these  shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her  flesh, and burn her with fire.”  Rev 17:16
  • “And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and  wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that  had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made  desolate.”  Rev 18:19

 

The city of Jerusalem is made  “desolate”

  • “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.”  Mt  23:38
  • “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,  spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let  him understand:)”  Mt 24:15
  • “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,  then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea  flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and  let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of  vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. t woe unto them  that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall  be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall  fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations:  and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the  Gentiles be fulfilled.”  Luke 21:20-24
  • “Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,  Jerusalem a desolation.”  Is 64:10
  • “Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the  foxes walk upon it.”  Lam 5:18
  • “And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord  GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; They shall eat  their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her  land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of all  them that dwell therein.”  Eze 12:19
  • “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy  holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make  reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to  seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and  understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build  Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and  two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous  times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for  himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and  the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of  the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many  for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the  oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it  desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon  the desolate.”  Dan 9:24-27

 

Daniel Thompson
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