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1 FOREWORD3 WHO IS THIS BABYLON?BABYLON AND MATTHEW 244 THESE THINGS MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASSREVELATION 1:1-35 EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM: EVEN THOSE WHO PIERCED HIMREVELATION 1:7.6 YOU HAVE TRIED THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE APOSTLES, AND HAVE FOUND THEM TO BE LIARSREVELATION 2:17 DID SMYRNA EXIST AT AN EARLY DATE?REVELATION 2:98 THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GODREVELATION 3:9-109 THE FIERY TRIAL THAT IS ABOUT TO COMEREVELATION 3:10 10 THE SEALED BOOK OPENEDREVELATION 5:1-411 DO NOT WEEP. BEHOLD, THE LIONOF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, THE ROOT OF DAVID, HAS PREVAILED TO OPEN THE SCROLL.REVELATION 5:512 JOHN THE IMMERSER AND THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD REVELATION 6:12-17THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORDDEFINING THE DAY OF THE LORD13 THE SEALS AND GOD’S COVENANT WITH ISRAELREVELATION 614 THE GREAT TRIBULATIONREVELATION 715 AND THE SECOND EXODUS MOTIFREVELATION 716 THE SOUNDING OF THE SEVEN TRUMPETSREVELATION 817 THEN OUT OF THE SMOKE LOCUSTS CAME UPON THE EARTHREVELATION 9:318 THEY WILL SEEK DEATH AND WILL NOT FIND ITREVELATION 9:619 THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DELAYREVELATION 10:620 THE COMPLETION OF THE MYSTRYREVELATION 10:7 21 BABYLON AND THE TREADING DOWN OF THE CITYREVELATION 11:222 THE TIME, TIMES AND HALF TIMETHE TREADING OF THE CITY FOR 1260 DAYS;THE TWO WITNESSES TESTIFY FOR 42 MONTHSREVELATION 11:2-323 BABYLON: THAT GREAT CITYREVELATION 11:824 BABYLON AND THE RESURRECTIONREVELATION 11 AND DANIEL 1225 THE WOMAN AND HER SONREVELATION 1226 THE LAMB ON ZIONREVELATION 14:127 THE 144,000REVELATION 1428 BABYLON AND THE WORLD MISSIONREVELATION 14:629 BABYLON AND THE TIME OF THE HARVESTREVELATION 14:14-2030 BABYLON AND THE FLOWING OF THE BLOODREVELATION 14:2031 MORE ON BABYLON AND THE EXODUS MOTIFREVELATION 15:1-532 BABYLON, CONSUMMATION OF VENGEANCE, AND ENTRANCE INTO THE MOST HOLY PLACEREVELATION 15:833 BABYLON: PERSECUTOR OF THE PROPHETSREVELATION 16:6HE WILL AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY.LUKE 17-1834 THE COMING WARARMAGEDDON, “THE WAR” OF THE GREAT DAY OF GODREVELATION 16:14ARMAGEDDON: THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD35 BABYLON AND THE GREAT EARTHQUAKEREVELATION 16:1836 BABYLON DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTSREVELATION 16:1937 BABYLON “REMEMBERED BEFORE GOD” REVELATION 16:1938 BABYLON AND THE PLAGUES OF EGYPTREVELATION 16:2139 BABYLON, AND EZEKIEL 16REVELATION 1740 BABYLON THE HARLOT REVELATION 17:141 BABYLON AND THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTSREVELATION 17:442 BABYLON’S JUDGMENT WHEN HER CUP WAS FULLREVELATION 17:443 THE HARLOT AND HER CLOTHESREVELATION 17:444 A PARTNERSHIP GONE SOURREVELATION 17:1045 BABYLON THE HABITATION OF DEMONSREVELATION 18:246 BABYLON AND THE SHEDDING OF ALL THE BLOOD ON THE EARTHREVELATION 18:20, 2447 BABYLON AND THE BRIDEREVELATION 19:7THE WEDDING AS THE HOPE OF ISRAEL48 BABYLON, THE BOOK OF JOHN, AND SIGNS OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF CHRISTREVELATION 19IN THE GLORY OF THE FATHER49 BABYLON AND THE BOOK OF LIFEREVELATION 2050 BABYLON AND THE OPENING OF THE BOOKS51 THE NEW HEAVENS AND EARTHTHE PROMISE MADE TO ISRAEL.REVELATION 21:152 THE NEW JERUSALEMREVELATION 21:253 BABYLON AND THE NEW TABERNACLEREVELATION 21:354 THE NEW JERUSALEM AND THE GLORY OF GODREVELATION 21:11JESUS AS THE SON OF MAN55 BABYLON AND THE RIVER OF LIFEREVELATION 22:1ISRAEL’S HOPE AND THE RIVER OF LIFETHE RIVER AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEMZECHARIAH 14,ZECHARIAH 14 REVELATION 56 REVELATION AND THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGSREVELATION 21-22THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS: THE HOPE OF ISRAELTHE RESTORATION OF ISRAELRESTORATION IN THE PROPHETSRESTORATION AND THE PASSING OF THE OLD COVENANTRESTORATION AND THE PAROUSIASUMMARY57 SPECIAL STUDYBABYLON’S FALL WAS AT HANDA.) FORESHORTENED PERSPECTIVE: OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “ONE DAY IS WITH THE LORD AS A THOUSAND YEARS, AND A THOUSAND YEARS AS A DAY”B.) “SURELY” MEANS MAYBE.C.) “QUICKLY” MEANS CERTAINTYD.) SHORTLY MEANS RAPIDLY, NOT SOONE.) INITIATION OF FULFILLMENT NOT CONSUMMATIONG.) IMMINENT BUT NOT NEAR.H.) BUT OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWS NO MAN MATTHEW 24:36I.) JESUS SAID THAT HIS COMING IN AD 70 WAS NEAR, BUT THAT HIS SECOND COMING WOULD NOT BE FOR A “LONG TIME.”A.) THE DIFFERENT WAYS IMMINENCE IS EXPRESSEDB.) IMMINENCE IN RELATIONSHIP TO KNOWN EVENTSC.) IMMINENCE VERSUS PROTRACTIOND.) CONSUMMATION VERSUS INITIATIONE.) DEFINITIONS OF WORDSF.) CORRELATION WITH OTHER TEXTSG.) TIME MEANS TIME.LET THE WICKED REMAIN WICKEDLUKE 21 AND THE TIME STATEMENTS OF REVELATIONTIME STATEMENTS AND THE TEST OF A PROPHET58 SPECIAL STUDYPAUL AND THE APOCALYPSETHE SALVATION OF ISRAELTHE RESURRECTIONTHE NEW CREATION THE NEW JERUSALEMGALATIANS 4:21 REVELATIONGALATIANS 4 HEBREWS 12PAUL, THE WORLD MISSION AND REVELATIONREVELATION, PAUL AND THE MYSTERY OF GODPAUL’S PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE MYSTERYTHE MYSTERY AND THE PASSING OF JERUSALEMSUMMARYWHAT IS LACKING IN THE AFFLICTIONS OF CHRISTPAUL’S MINISTRY AND THE SONG OF MOSES59 SPECIAL STUDY: LAMENTATIONS AND REVELATION“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?”60 SPECIAL STUDYSOME OBJECTIONS CONSIDEREDA. WHAT ABOUT IRANAEUS ?B. BABYLON THAT SITS ON MANY WATERS, 17:1C. BABYLON ON SEVEN HILLS IS ROME, 17:9D. BABYLON DESTROYED BY THE BEASTREVELATION 17:16REVELATION 17:18F BABYLON AND THE MERCHANTS OF THE SEAREVELATION 18:9G. JERUSALEM AND THE CITIES OF THE NATIONSREVELATION 16:19H. REVELATION 20I. ISRAEL, THE RESURRECTION AND THE MILLENNIUM J. BUT, WASN’T ROME CALLED BABYLON ?61 PRETERISM AND THE CHARGE OF ANTI-SEMITISMANTI-SEMITISM AND REPLACEMENT THEOLOGYWHAT PRETERIST REALLY BELIVEJUST FOR THE RECORD62 SPECIAL STUDY: DID THE MILLENNIUM BEGIN OR END IN AD 70?DOES THE BIBLE TEACH A FORTY YEAR MILLENNIUM?THE ELEMENTS OF THE MILLENNIUMARE THE ELEMENTS OF THE FORTY YEARSFROM JESUS’ MINISTRY TO AD 70Notice some important facts based on these comparisons. 1 The living were resurrected, 2 Satan was bound for the millennium. 3 The living and the dead had been enthroned with Christ “in the heavenlies” (Ephesians 2:1-6). Acts 3:21:4 The existence of the kingdom. 5 The Martyred Saints Serve as Priests to God, 6 & 7 The martyrs were told 8 The final vindication of the martyrs#9- The passing of the old heaven and earth10 Revelation 19:7 says, “The marriage of the Lamb has come.”WHEN THE 1000 YEARS ARE OVER1.) Satan would be released at the end of the millennium. 2.) War with the saints would come 3.) The destruction of Satan 4 The resurrection5 Opening of the books THE MILLENNIUM AND ISRAEL’S FESTAL CALENDARTHE MILLENNIUM AND POSTMILLENNIAL PROBLEMSAND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE CURSERevelation 22:3SUMMARY OF OUR MILLENNIUM STUDY1.) This view demands the ability to prove 2.) It demands that God currently 3 Do those who take this view espouse 4 Those who take this view must,5 This view likewise raises the issue of circumcision 6 This view demands that Israel’s “last days” 7 Acts 3 posits the “restoration of all things” 8 If 1948 was the fulfillment of God’s promises9 This view demands that Romans 11:2510 Jesus was emphatic: The events of AD 70 63 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JERUSALEM’S FALLTHE IDENTITY OF BABYLON IS THE KEY TO BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY. THE DEFEAT OF DEATH, THE JUDGMENT AND THE NEW CREATION ALL COME AS A RESULT OF HER FALL.64 IMPLICATIONS FOR TRADITIONAL VIEWS1. PREMILLENNIALISM2. AMILLENNIALISM3. POSTMILLENNIALISMSUMMARY AND CONCLUSION JERUSALEM IN THE O. T., GOSPELS AND EPISTLES BABYLON