R. A. Coombes Book Summary: Installment #7
Primary Data From Bible's New Testament
To understand the Babylon connection we need to look at the book of Revelation; the Apostle John under the direction of almighty God penned it. Interesting that this apostle was the only one who wasn't martyred and died a natural death. Richard explains that the word 'Revelation' actually is a Greek word 'apocalypsis' and used in it's verb form frequently throughout the New Testament. In the OT book of Daniel the verb form is found referring to the uncovering of secrets and interpreting dreams.  Thayer's lexicon sums it up best: 'to uncover, lay open what has been veiled or covered up.'
Whose 'cover-up' is it? Is God covering up something?
Or ... was God covering up something?
The answer is, 'yes' ... He was and still is covering up something. There is much we don't know; we have been told what is relevant and necessary for us to know and we'll find out more later. Rev 14:1-7 is discussed, apparently Richard held the popular view about the AC and other aspects of end time events.
Revelation 17  begins with a conversation between John and seven angels. The angels begins explaining about Babylon [Greek word 'Megala']. Babylon is symbolically referred to in the feminine, furthermore the gender is delineated as being a prostitute; metaphorically
symbolizing the spiritual nature of this city/state/nation.
Many past/current Biblical scholars interpret Chapter 17 as not being a city/state/nation per se, but rather the Roman Catholic Church with Rome being the city. Rome had persecuted and martyred untold numbers of Christians and Jews, was a world empire and had/has many 'demon-gods' borrowed mostly from Babylon. But, we will see that the characteristics just do not apply to Rome or Iraq as some speculate.
The 'woman'sitting on many waters means having authority over and is a reference to people and crowds who immigrated from around the world; there has never been the likes of this melting pot in the history of the world.
Rev 17:1 Angels said, "I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:" Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, "The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
Question: What nation fits these descriptions?
Who in the world has a statue in its largest city's harbor welcoming immigrants to its country? There's only one nation: the USA
Statue of Liberty 
Comparisons between the 'harlot' and the Statue of Liberty [SoL] in New York harbor in Rev 17:15 are more than just irony or coincidence. Marvin Trachtenberg's book, on pag 79 describes how the tablets of the statue resemble the tablets of Moses and Ten Commandments he says: "a seer and prophetess ... her tablet bears not so much a resemblance as an implicit commandment -- "SEEK LIBERTY" - Keep in mind that
'Liberty' is another name of Ishtar the goddess of Babylon
[the SoL website says the name 'Liberty' is Roman].
Also, she sits on 7 heads/mountains or continents: the SoL has a crown
with seven spikes/horns representing the seven continents and
faces southeast, a city in Long Island NY named 'Babylon' 
Links between the Woman and the name 'Babylon'
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Rev 17:18 And the woman
which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
The word 'mystery' shouldn't be taken as something that cannot be known; it's simply not readily understandable. Also, 'Babylon the Great' ... in the Greek, Babylon is 'megala' - definition: super, giant, also carries idea of violent power or super power, Mother of harlots = idolatry siphoning off worship from our Creator God and Abominations = moral pollution [stench].
Rev 17:9 And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven
heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
 Rev 17: http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Rev&c=17&v=1&t=KJV#top
Daniel 2:19-47, 10:1, 11:35: [audio bible]
 Statue of Liberty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_liberty
 Babylon, New York Settled in 1689:
This is up to page 140 in the 250 page book ...
4-25-20, The Lord & King Jesus Christ has gone to prepare a place for His born again repentant [Luke 13:3] believers. Read about it in the New Testament John 14: here
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4
✝️ 5-22-20, Interesting that the Lord □ Jesus said at the 'LAST SUPPER' He'd drink wine with the Apostles again in His Father's kingdom. Another confirmation & validation of scripture & teaching that we will be with Him in glory. Hallelujah! Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:14-23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34
utah333 ✝️ 5-19-20, No other Disciple of Christ had so many visions & revelations as the Apostle Paul & he isn't generous with his descriptions. So his report - when he was translated [aka raptured] - is sparse. Some believe it happened when he was left for dead after he was stoned at Lystra. [Acts 14:19] Whenever it happened it's encouraging to add his name to the list of the other five: Enoch, Elijah, Philip, John and Jesus. Next it'll be the 'Church.' More here https://bit.ly/3bIwuI1
✝️ 5-18-20, In 1634 AD Rembrandt's 'DOUBTING THOMAS' painting depicts the fact that disciple Thomas did not touch the risen Lord Jesus. Shame and shock is what's displayed when he exclaimed, 'MY LORD AND MY GOD!' And the admonition of Christ that those who've not seen still believe are blessed. John 20:24-29
✝️ 5-17-20, During these stressful times as the world struggles to understand believing they can fight against a virus; when the economy is falling everywhere ... I feel such pity for those who don't know the Lord □ Jesus. Surely they are most fearful. The Lord said if you only have faith as small as a tiny mustard seed nothing shall be impossible. Luke 13:3; Ma
✝️ 5-9-20, The Lord □Jesus had much to say about His return & the conditions of the earth in the end times. It’s indisputable; He gave a laundry list of what it’ll be like. Many think we’re in it now with the horrors caused by the govt shutdown over the Covid virus. Even so, Come Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20; Luke 21:25-28, 36
✝️ 5-8-20, □ Jesus is the Light of the world. His born again disciples carry His Light. We are hated as He was hated because evil mankind loves wickedness and darkness. Example: Christian churches closed for Easter during covid scare; but Muslim mosques aren’t – New York giving them 500K free meals for Ramadan. Matthew 10:22; Mark 13:13; John 3:19, 9:5; Galatians 2:20
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
✝️ 4-30-20, When the Lord □ Jesus Mother told her son that at the Cana wedding celebration there was no wine - I wonder if the Lord did little miracles around the house so Mary knew of His abilities expecting Him to quickly whip up some good wine. And He did! The Lord's first miracle on earth water into wine. John 2:1-11
✝️ 4-29-20, We learn the importance of loving God from Psalm 91 where Moses is blessed by God Who said: 'v9 Because thou hast made the Lord... the most High, thy habitation; v14 Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore, l will deliver him & set him on high, because he hath known My name. He shall call upon Me & I will deliver him ... & shew him My salvation." Psalm 90:1, 91-14
✝️ 4-28-20, The Lord □ Jesus, in the book of Matthew, lists what’s called the “Beatitudes.” He lists the items in our lives in His 'Sermon on the Mount' that examine our values, vision & habits to wholehearted obedience to God. We seek His forgiveness & acceptance for eternal life with Him; this is the good news 'Gospel.' John 14:6; Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-28.
✝️ 4-27-20, In the days when □ Jesus walked the earth and healed all who came to Him ... imagine the horror of those who He healed who believed He was the Son of God as they may have watched their Savior brutalized and killed. Hopefully they were nearby 3 days later!! Hallelujah. Mark 16:1-20; John 20:1-31
✝️ 4-26-20, Seeing this wonderful painting of King Jesus with this beautiful child makes me think of all the innocent children who are now with Him in Heaven as their lives were brutally taken in abortion before they were officially 'born.' I imagine those millions of babies will be in the Lord's army when He returns in power and glory. Hallelujah! Revelation 19:11, 14
✝️ 4-22-20, Considering the harsh punishment God meted out in the Old Testament for blasphemy - why do people in the modern world now think it's perfectly permissible to disobey God's commandment #3 & blaspheme [deliberately & repeatedly] HIS HOLY NAME?? God will not be mocked [Galatians 6:7] there is judgment coming someday; He has a record book, keys to death & Hell. Revelation 1:17-20
✝️ 4-14-20, Based on the behaviors of some church goers; apparently they think God is like an old lenient Grandpa winking at deliberate unrepentant sin. Even sins that are done repeatedly with no remorse. Because the Lord God loves us so much, He generously warns us ... He has a book where names of forgiven sinners are recorded. Almighty God demands us to honor and obey Him. Revelation 1:18, 3:5, 20:1; Malachi 3:16 □□
3-23-20, The risen Christ hid Himself from Cleopas and friend as they walked to Emmaus. He ultimately did reveal Himself to over 5000 people. Yes, for any scoffers, Jesus did rise from death and is alive forevermore. He alone can save us from our sin; thank You, Lord, Hallelujah! Luke 24:13; Mark 16:12-13
The Lord God created all living things for His pleasure [Genesis 1:28; Colossians 1:16]. Amazing that so many people refuse to obey Him. God said we must repent or perish [Luke 13:3]. He is the potter we are nothing but a lump of dirt. Isaiah 64:8; Jeremiah 18:6; Lamentations 4:2. [Hymn: 'Have Thine Own Way, Lord' here: https://bit.ly/2TYOoQZ ]
1-24-20, Another historical act by this PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP - personally speaks at the Washington DC annual 'March for Life.' There was a time in Pres Trump's past when he was uninformed and supported 'a woman's right to choose' killing her child. But then he became educated on this issue and now supports the 'CHILD'S right to LIVE!'
Sixteen min video here
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