September 12, 2015
If we are to learn more about the Book of Revelation’s enigmatic “Harlot” who sits on seven hills, which is The City of Seven Hills (historical title for Rome), we must venture even further back in ancient biblical history to find revealing parallels. Only in doing so can we fully perceive why God spoke so much of Rome- under the epithet “Babylon”- in Tribulation prophecies concerning this “Mystery” entity that has long ridden the empires of the Beast. Many theologians have looked to Sumerian clues left on fired cuneiform clay tablets to help them comprehend this “mother of all harlots” religion, as well as several other secular historical sources, but Bible-believers may find it interesting to discover that the Bible grants many more correlations for shedding greater prophetic light on her spiritual likeness, as seen in the eyes of God.
Indeed, we often hear of the “Queen Babylon” in biblical prophecy, which speaks of the religious city which once reigned over Western nations, but there is also the seldom discussed “King of Babylon” that Scriptures foretell in the shadows of old. To comprehend the fall of the adulterous patristic hierarchy (and “harlot” was also a term for ancient Jerusalem when Hebrews forsook God for pagan deities and fornication with foreign nations), we must take a closer look at King Nebuchadnezzar and his animalistic fall from grace. Whereas Queen Babylon is arguably the Roman Church, to have a panoramic spiritual view, we need to discover more about the last pope to lead her. For this, we begin with King Nebuchadnezzar’s prophetic dream:
Thus were the visions on mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth. (Dan. 4:10-11) KJV
Although it is impossible for a tree to grow on one side of the world and be seen at the exact opposite location on the other hemisphere, the tree in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was given to symbolically indicate the spread of his influence, and this to foreshadow the growth of a global institution. The only such growth that can claim this reach today is the Catholic Church; indeed, “catholic” means universal. (N.B. Consider this every time you see the word “universal” in the Sustainable Development Agenda, as pushed by current Bishop of Rome.) The popes can rightly claim the spread of their Roman religion to every continent, into most nations of the seven continents. Factually, the Chaldean king’s reach was hardly so worldwide as his heart had envisioned, but God often shapes our distorted, current views for history that is passed to witnesses quite wonderfully to future fulfillment. Indeed, we can almost hear one of the popes through Nebuchadnezzar’s great words:
Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace: I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. (Dan. 4:1-4) KJV
As I expound on these ancient similitudes and foreshadowings, I ask you, the reader, to keep in mind that every scriptural detail concerning the king of Babylon has prophetic implications. I will not attempt to cover them all, but readers who keep in mind that they were all orchestrated to confess to the end of the age will instantly perceive many on their own. What I will point out on the above passage is that (1) the king of Babylon was resting in his glorious palace when (2) visions troubled him and awoke him from his slumber, which means- if my correlations to the last pope are correct- that God will show the last pope what is to become of him. It may be that the Catholic monk Malachy’s prophecy of 112 popes troubles him, or perhaps he will come to discern biblical truths concerning Babylon. Possibly, a prophet much like Daniel (meaning “Judgment of Elohim”) will explain the visions set against him. As for the king of Babylon resting in his palace, readers must discern that “rest” is synonymous with God’s “Sabbaths.”
What does this “rest” imply for the last pope? For well over a millennium the Bishops of Rome and their scholars have embraced the false eschatology that claims there will be no millennium of Christ- the 1,000 years of His rule over the world, revealed in Revelation 20:4. They teach that they are ruling for Christ, as His “vicars,” and the Great Sabbath- the millennial rest- is merely figurative. Like the king of Babylon at rest in his luxurious house, the papacy embraces what is called “Post-Millennial Dispensationalism” (Christ to come after a literal millennium wherein they will bring the world to Christ) or A-Millennialism (no literal 1,000 years of rest, but the popes reigning in a long figurative millennium, bringing the nations to Christ). Both of these deny the seventh millennial day (Great Sabbath) that the early Jewish apostles and many rabbis awaited. Moreover, because no other clue is initially given to readers of this dream-passage, as to why the prophetic vision came to the Babylonian king, we should conclude that Nebuchadnezzar being at rest in his great palace IS the clue that God would have us consider; this is very important when we discern that the Catholic popes have sought to usurp the coming Sabbath millennium of Christ for their own reign on their throne.
Now it is time for the patristic hierarchy to be awakened from their rest, for teaching these false doctrines keeps Catholics from zealously awaiting the Lord. Just as Peter was rebuked when he wanted to forego the sufferings of Christ, to rule the world with Him at his then-present age (see Matt. 16:21-27), the priesthood that claims to be the “Church of Peter” should consider this rebuke: “For what does a man profit if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” The Body of Christ should not be slumbering in a false millennial rest, seeking to reign in splendor as tribulations approach. Like Nebuchadnezzar, they must wake-up from their dream to know the true interpretations of the revelations of God.
Moreover, the popes have for too long sought the counsel of men who cannot discern the mysteries of God. We see this foreshadowed by Nebuchadnezzar. First he called the “wise men”- philosophers (from which we get scientists)- that included his magicians, soothsayers, and astrologers. Only after it was perceived that they could not properly interpret his vision of the night, did he turn to the “Judgment of Elohim”- to Daniel. Likewise, only at the end will the last pope (Vatican king of Babylon) turn to the Hebrew roots of the faith. In Daniel was the Spirit of God (Dan. 4:5-8), and, likewise, the Testimony of Jesus Christ can only be discerned with His Spirit, as the “Spirit of Prophecy” (see Rev. 19:10). Indeed, it was the philosophers who led the Roman Catholic Church into tremendous errs since the days of Augustine, the “Father of A-Millennialism.” And throughout the ages of their “rest,” they have embraced Aristotle and Neo-Platonism, and other wise men, over the Hebrew prophets.
And, as we shall see foreshadowed through Nebuchadnezzar, the popes have confused much more than Scriptures, even misconceiving foreign deities as our same God, such as Allah of the Muslims. All the gods of the world are not the same God of the Hebrews, which several popes have asserted.
O Belteshazzar [name that King Nebuchadnezzar had given to Daniel, meaning “protected by Bel/Baal”], master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret [mystery] troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof. Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all the flesh was fed of it. (Dan. 4:9-12) KJV; intrpl. mine
This world, which is on loan to men, will soon be Christ’s when the Kingdom of Heaven comes on corporeal Earth as it is in spiritual Heaven, and this should be considered in light of the Babylonian king’s prophetic dream. Christ spoke similarly of this coming Kingdom, “…it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots forth great branches, so that the birds of the air may lodge under its shadow” (cf. Mark 4:31-33 and Dan. 4:12 above). Thus, what we see in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of universal lordship is similar to the teachings of Roman Catholicism- it being the great “City of God,” as Augustine called it. And the beasts of the field- that is, the nations of the world- had lodged under papal influence for centuries. Accordingly, the Roman “Church” has fed its doctrines and philosophies to peoples of Western “Christendom,” for developing its unique cultural identity. Nevertheless, their tree is not the one that will reach into Heaven and become everlasting in some foolish, dreamt-up global utopia, overshadowing the world, but Christ’s coming Kingdom is.
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: Nevertheless, leave the stump of his roots in the earth, and even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him: and let seven times pass over him. This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. (Dan. 4:13-17) KJV
In fulfillment of these foreshadowing similitudes, the watchman who came down from the Spirit is now the foretold restorer who announces the decree- against the Roman Church, against its pope- with prophets (i.e., watchers and seers) who echo this truth from Heaven. The holy ones who have been slaughtered by the harlot have long made this demand, and the Most High in Heaven has heard their cries. We only follow the Word of Him who came down from Heaven, who is Christ (see John 3:13), and we will not follow any other, any unholy “father.” Much more than it was during the Reformation, when a few branches of faith broke away, all will now be broken off from the papal tree. As YHVH our Elohim has spoken of this, His day, the proud will be left “neither root nor branch” (see Mal. 4:1), but only the true and holy roots of this faith shall remain.
Too many fruits have become thoroughly corrupt, and too many rotten roots are in Grecian philosophies, so now that which is still good of the fruits will soon be scattered as sheep, until our Shepherd comes as Deliverer. No longer shall you Babylonian kings feed your corrupt doctrines and traditions to the spiritually hungry, for they shall fly away from beneath you. Indeed, you will be cut down to holy Hebrew roots, back to your days in the early Ekklesia, which was your birthplace in Hellenized Rome, with bands of brass and iron cast upon you. Yes, the true roots shall remain in the tender grass of the field, which are the meek peoples of the earth. Indeed, all flesh is grass, as you shall see, and it will be wetted by the waters of the Word- His refreshing harvest rains that shower from Heaven. No longer will the King of Babylon make the meek masses drink of muddied wine of maenad and Dionysus, for there shall come from Rome neither new dew of doctrine nor waters of the Word form heaven, but only by my word, and my Word who teaches, shall the new wine come, from surreal revelations made corporeal for His masses.
For seven years, soon to come, the pope will rage with the beasts of the field, with nations of the world, and indeed have the heart of the Beast. Thereafter, the world will know that God rules and gives the Kingdom to whomever He will, and the Kingdom of His Christ will come. Thus, let the Bishop of Rome consider Romans 11:18, for out of Zion will come the Deliverer.
Now that we can perceive how the fall of the Babylonian king foreshadows the pope in the seven years of the coming Apocalypse, with the Bishop of Rome having the heart of the Beast until destroyed in the seventh year, we can continue in Daniel to perceive more of the foreshadowings of why God will accomplish this. With King Nebuchadnezzar, we find that there was an attempt to change his ways before his fall, and he honored Daniel for his interpretation of his vision.
Daniel explained to the king that he was the tree that was exalted to the heavens (4:22), as well as the man-beast who would be made to eat grass as an ox for seven years, which prophetically looks to the persecution of the humble saints. Daniel went on to explain to Nebuchadnezzar that the king should repent of his sinful ways by showing mercy to the poor (4:27). And, indeed, this has been the judgment of God against papal Rome for centuries, as spoke through messengers who have declared its brutal history. Daniel had no desire to deliver such a rebuking and scrutinizing message to the Babylonian, as one of his enemies who hated him, but rather hoped that the king’s repentance would prolong his reign- with all things being possible with God. The message was that the king should stop devouring men as an ox devours grass to sustain itself, but rather he should show meekness and mercy to the poor of the kingdom.
And perhaps King Nebuchadnezzar was compelled to follow his advise for a time, even as Francis, who’s real name means “Earth-tender, bitter and rebellious, anointed mountain,” has seemed to show mercy to the poor and downtrodden, albeit through the corrupt means of a globalist agenda and socialism. And this change is likely because the Roman Catholic Church has been so scolded for its brutal history over the last century, especially for its cruel reign over feudal system Europe, harshly treating the serfs.
As for Nebuchadnezzar, his name means: may Nebo protect. Nebo, which means prophet, as does the Hebrew Navi, was a Chaldean priestly deity who presided over education and what was learned in the kingdom, or, to offer a more critical view: a dictator and selector of received knowledge. This should ring a bell for those who know the history of the Roman Bishopric. It is also notable that Nebo is the Moabite mountain in which God instructed Moses to venture up and die, after looking from there at the Promised Land that he was not allowed to enter (see. Deut. 32:1-3, 48-52). Why did Moses die there? The Lord said it was because he had trespassed against Him among the children of Israel, at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh (holy contention), in the wilderness of Zin (32:51). Moshe had struck the rock that symbolized Christ, from which the waters of the Word flowed, rather than speaking to Him. And, indeed, it changed the entire substance to be fulfilled, when those who sat in the Seat of Moses struck Christ rather than speaking with Him in dialogue. How does this exalted mountain of learning, and Moses’s part in it, concern Nebuchadnezzar foreshadowing the latter kings of Babylonian Rome? Because the Mountain of Babylon (of Bel) has leaned on its own understanding to be exalted in the eyes of the Lord’s people, and they have struck down the Body of Christ for centuries in their religious zeal, rather than communicating over the waters of the Word. Going far beyond Moses’s sin, they have burdened the nations- the beasts- with their idolatry, riches, and self-glorification, as written in the shadows:
Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. They stood, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. Hearken unto me, O house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb…Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure…I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. (Isa. 46:1-1-3, 9-10, 13) KJV
Thus, idolatry, riches, and the pride of the Vatican priesthood will cause its ultimate demise as “Babylon the Great.” This has been foreseen, as revealed in the similitude of Nebuchadnezzar, that the revelation of the mystery will not prevent the her great fall under her collectivist king:
At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, “IS NOT THIS GREAT BABYLON, that I have built for the house [Basilica] of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?” While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, “O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; ‘The kingdom is departed from thee.’ And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [abode] shall be with the beasts of the field [devouring nations of Earth]: they shall make thee eat grass as oxen, and seven times [years] shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.” (Dan. 4:28-32) KJV; emphasis, quotation marks, & interpolations mine
The last line about God giving the kingdom to “whomsoever” he will is an affront to socialist and Marxist/communist thinking. They believe that elite state rulers should redistribute all worldly wealth. Indeed, they are secular humanists, even when they believe in God, thinking they are entitled to rule over both rich and poor, deciding who should have what. In fact, the current Bishop of Rome has unabashedly stated that he wants a “poor church,” but in every nation where the people are submitted to the unity of poverty, there yet remains the dictating elites who live in the lap of luxury. Oftentimes the most arrogant religionists and politicians will appear as the most meek, such as with Barrack Obama and Bishop Francis, for they self-righteously believe themselves to be the voice and protectors of the lowly people; yet in reality the opposite is true: they betray the masses and steal personal liberty for their great ideals of social engineering, thinking they know better than all. They do not lift anyone up to the tops of their mountains, but simply seek to crush down all the little hills that around them. But God decides which hills and mountains will be abased, and God lifts the meek as exalted mountains.
Yet at the end of the Apocalypse, with the prideful mountain of Babylon abased in judgment, sanity will return to the Catholics who are humbled and escape Babylon, and these reformed Christians will only take pride in the Mountain of God and boast of the Defender of Zion. They will know that it is the Messiah’s Kingdom which is an everlasting dominion, and they shall enter His true Sabbath rest. Then, the Lord will exalt “Peter” again as He did the repentant king of Babylon:
“And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes to heaven [Redemption drew near], and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay [stop] his hand, or say unto him, ‘What doeth thou?’ At that same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counselors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all who works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those who walk in pride he is able to abase.” (Judgment of Elohim 4:34-37) intrpl. mine
Thus, we know from Daniel that the saints will possess the kingdom at the return of the King, and His dominion shall be everlasting in Jerusalem, from the Great Sabbath millennium to the world to come (see Dan. 7:13-13; 24-27). Yet, judgment begins in the House of God, to cut it down to the holy Hebrew roots, and before their honor comes humility to unfaithful Babylon and her Protestant daughters. Then will all of faithful Israel be clothed in gleaming white and follow the Word of our God. And in those days all will be brothers and sisters, and only to Him will every knee bow.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, “See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus [Yeshua]: worship God [YHVH]: for the testimony [New Testament] of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” And I saw heaven opened [spiritual revelations], and behold a white horse [pure movement]; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes are as a flame of fire [refining vision], and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: And his name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Rev. 19:10-15) KJV; intrpl. mine