“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul:
be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of YHWH’s vengeance;
He will render unto her a recompense.”
As you read this there are eight Russian nuclear subs parked off the East and West coasts of the United States of America. Each Russian sub carries 20-24 ICBM’s (Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles) each ICBM carries 10 warheads programmed to reach distinct targets, at least 1600 nuclear weapons are poised against Russia’s most formidable enemy. The US of course has a massive cache of nuclear warheads and defence systems in place to ensure it’s “security” so does Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. High-tech nations like Germany, Japan, Korea, North Korea etc also have their own caches of warheads and many private groups also have been building up caches of weapons, both nuclear and non-nuclear (no one said too much about the 360 metric tons of high tech explosives that “disappeared” from Iraq). The internet is now home to detailed drawings and plans that teach people how to build nuclear warheads, if you didn’t know before, now you can learn to make your own (I didn’t think it necessary to provide a link).
Janes Intelligence Digest and other Military Intelligence sources suggest there are dozens of briefcase size nuclear warheads being carried about the planet. It’s impossible that any one “intelligence organization” on earth knows where each and every one of them are, or what the are their current targets. How would it make you feel if you discovered a nuclear warhead was planted in your city? What about those chemical weapons that could be sprayed all over your community? How did humanity get itself into such a pathetic state?
Babylon is all about fear and intimidation, it’s about repression and poverty not freedom and wealth, its all about death and oppression not abundant life. It’s easy to think of Babylon as a world wide “cult religion”, she has permeated almost every part of the modern world, everything from Synagogues, Churches, Mosques, businesses, families, relationships, social clubs and the boy scouts have had opportunity to experience what Scripture calls “the great whore”. Babylon is a way of thinking and a way of being, it’s the purest form is high grade rebellion against YHWH, against Torah and against Mashiyach.
The Fear of Man Epitomizes Babylon
Religion is Babylon and Babylon is religion. Nimrod was the founder of Babylon, he was the founder of man made religion, he was a “mighty hunter” who put the fear of man into his “disciples”. Nimrod invented the fear of man, he also invented the modern hierarchy of religion and business that elevates men into godlike positions above others. There is plenty of historical and Scriptural evidence to verify the realities of Babylon, even a fool would deny the historical existence of the Babylonian “Civilization”, but it takes a bit more understanding to recognize that modern government, religion and corporate enterprise are also modeled after Babylon. The values of Babylon permeate the modern world, she is behind the world’s operating system. In every Civilization a majority of the ruling class takes delight in oppressing their poor, it is they who are held most responsible for instilling fear and maintaining injustice in the world.
Throughout history “superpower nations” have been enemy centered, heavy handed and discriminating against weaker nations, they project peaceful ambitions by pretence but are lacking in trustworthiness and loyalties to Justice, they are abundant in pride, deceit and arrogance are their noteworthy accomplishments. Nimrod built himself a tower to heaven so he could prove to the world there was no god except himself, he saw himself as god and sought to be worshipped. It was Nimrod who became his own “superpower” from which all hierarchical leadership evolved and from which the Adversary (also referred to as Satan the Devil) made his pitch and enticed mankind to chose the fear of man, rather than the Fear of YHWH.
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Good News to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear Elohim, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 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. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the righteous: here are they that keep the commandments of Elohim, and the faith of Yeshua.” Revelation 14:6-12
The methodology of Babylon finds itself in all nations but the USA, Britain, and Russia epitomize Babylon. The USA is a mighty Christian nation that imposes it’s “virtues” upon others through fear, intimidation, threats, embargos, puppet dictators etc. What does America have within itself that is of such great value that it must vigorously protect itself from it’s enemies? Is it Democracy or Freedom? that America must protect? Does freedom on American soil need intercontinental ballistic nuclear weapons to protect itself? Most will say, yes. But everyone knows that Peace and Freedom is established by Justice and Mercy, not Military might. If America were a “JUST” or fair Nation, it would need very little protection, as it would have very few enemies. Americans own twice the handguns as any other people on earth, they need protection within their own country. America is near the top of the list when it comes to the most dangerous crime filled nations on earth. America exports over $12 billion in handguns every year, nearly twice the amount Russia exports. Americans say they need “deterrents”, and the American government now permits citizens to own military style automatic weapons, the kinds used in the killing fields. Life is becoming cheaper in America because the “American Dream” has fashioned itself after the order of Babylon.
So then, what makes Britain such a coveted nation that she must protect herself with weaponry and might? Are Britain’s real estate holdings coveted by her enemies? Britain has a long history of looting and oppressing weaker nations over land and sea, her great Navy was used to colonize and loot the weaker nations, so did the Dutch, the French, the Spanish, the Portuguese etc. All because the more fear and bigotry is instilled within it’s citizens demands the need for more power to protect and become a “great” nation.
Russians roam the seas with massive nuclear submarines packed full of nuclear missiles. Russia exports $7 billion of guns each year and has amassed the largest cache of hi-tech bombs on the planet to protect herself. The Russians have become experts at intimidating others with submarines, briefcase bombs and hi-tech weaponry, while their population declines under alcoholism, poverty and corruption. Idealists like Marx, Lenin and Stalin have joined with “personality cults”, autocrats, dictators, mafioso like the first Nimrod did thousands of years ago.
China is busy stockpiling nuclear ICBM’s, and making its own nuclear subs as “deterrents”. What does China have that they must so vigorously protect? China now has the momentum to soon become the world’s superpower with the worlds largest weapons systems manufacturing efforts now underway it will be impossible for America or any other nation to catch China’s arms build up, but not only does China have the technology to build them, they have the manpower to use what they build. When China and Russia start pushing their weight around, everyone already knows that the America will be changed, if we think that’s not possible, all we need to do is look back at the history at “superpower” nations of days gone by.
Carnal men strive to take care of Number 1, each wants for themselves, even at the expense and sorrows of all others. The richer and more powerful individual men become, the greater the prevailing poverty in the world, man has chosen Babylon over YHWH’s offer of peace and freedom and justice. Military might is Babylon’s most coveted “powers”, Nimrod was a “mighty hunter”, but modern Babylon covets military power where a handful of people can threaten an entire nation.
There are approximately 400 billionaires in America, 100 in Russia, 35 in Germany, 33 in Mexico, 30 in Britain, 19 in France, 18 in Canada, in New York alone there are 30 billionaires, 10 billionaires live in Moscow. According to China News Service in 2003 there were 1,000 Chinese billionaires and 3,000,000 millionaires living in China (1M Chinese = +/- $120,000 US).
Many individual billionaires have more disposable cash than entire countries, but billionaires aren’t known for righteousness or for generosity to the poor, or tithing to uphold justice. The tithe of Scripture is designed to evenly distribute wealth and advance the Kingdom of Elohim as directed by YHWH, which would mean Justice and Fairness for all. The modern economic pie shows us that the rich are getting richer, and the gap between the wealthy and the poor widens each year, and in every country the structure of Babylon is evidenced. Wealthy nations have found new ways to bring sickness and disease upon impoverished people and make massive drug profits from their sufferings by offering high priced disaster relief and taxing their own people to pay the bills. The Scripture says these “put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near; that lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches.” Amos 6:3
In every generation when man plays god,
Babylon is resurrected.
It’s impossible to have more than one G-d on earth, or in heaven without having a war going on. One of the best examples of the worst type of leadership is story of Abimelech in the book of Judges. Shortly after Gideon had died, Abimelech began fighting and clawing his way “up the political ladder”, he got financing from Baal worshippers and used the funds to hire “light and vain,” unscrupulous men to be his backers, then he slew the rightful heirs to the throne so he would have “free reign.” Abimelech was the king, in his own mind, and sat as king for three years until a woman in a higher place than him, dropped a piece of millstone on his head and mortally wounded him. The account of Abimelech is very rich with gematria and remez (hints). Abimelech’s father was Gideon, who was a righteous man who had 70 sons of his own. The number seventy corresponds with the office of Judges of Israel. Everyone knows there are only two kinds of judges, either they are righteous or they are evil. The righteous judges of Israel were they who inquired of YHWH for universal judgment according to the common good and equality of all men, but wicked judges are covetous and selfish. Gideon was righteous man,
Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule over us, both you, and your son, and your son’s son also: for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian. And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you:
YHWH shall rule over you.
All leaders are raised up and brought down according to YHWH’s will. The people want leaders, so YHWH gives them leaders that represent their own values, which is often tyrannical, materialistic and unrighteous. But the people want men to lead them, rather than YHWH, this has been a consistent trait of humanity from the time of Nimrod. What makes the matter so much more complicated now is that there is a world full of men who are after bigger and bigger slices of the pie, and their is only so much pie for everyone. As a result there are manifold simultaneous economic wars going on between billionaires, nations, religions, business, ideologies etc, the heavy hitters like America, Europe, Russia, China, and Israel are greedy for the biggest piece of the pie, anxious to increase their power. When the basis of any people or institution is self aggrandizement, the fruits of Babylon prevail. If any institution of man does not welcome and provide Justice and Equality for all souls regardless of race, age, colour, or economic wherewithal, they are nurturing hierarchical Babylon. Wealth and power are carnal addictions that plague people of all nations, every country has its own set of greedy power mongers who rule by their self interests. The rich and famous are the gods of Babylon and the cycle of poverty and injustice continues for the majority of earthlings.
Some Americans see their country as both spiritual and literal Babylon reborn, but maybe this is just pride. Thieves tend to be the most dangerous to each other, just after they’ve robbed the bank, after the wealthy nations of the earth have robbed the poor, they will attempt rob each other, they can’t help themselves it’s in their moral genes. Certainly hell will visit the whore of Babylon and her daughters, so it’s not important to suggest that America is the head of Babylon, but it’s probably just as good or better than the other possibilities.
Babylon is confusion,
all who defy YHWH are drinking of the wine of Babylon.
Babylon (Bavel) means confusion which is inevitable when man turns his back on YHWH. Mashiyach offers the only antidote against confusion that has brought against mankind by the enemy, there are no other lasting solutions. Mashiyach never made or endorsed a religion, or a political system, or nationalistic agenda for the purpose of discrimination against others. Mashiyach came “in His Father’s Name” to do His “Father’s Will”. Mashiyach points his disciples to “The Father”, He said that He came from His Father and our Father. Mashiyach is the opposite of Babylon. Babylon has tried to remake Mashiyach into its own god called “Jesus Christ”. Jesus is a fabrication of the image of Babylon whom theologians have fashioned from an image of the Greek god Zeus. Yeshua HaMashiyach did not take the sole authority and responsibility upon Himself for Peace and Justice, He revealed “The Father” YHWH and He directed our attention to “The Father”, not to Himself. Many religious leaders draw attention to themselves to gain or maintain power, fame and fortune, some say they need all the notoriety to do the work of “Jesus”, but it seems all too obvious they are simply enamored with Babylon’s remake of the Grecianized Jezeus.
Through Mashiyach we enter into the Government and Kingdom of Elohim, there is no other antidote to Babylon other than following Torah according to Mashiyach who is the Word of YHWH made flesh. It doesn’t take a lot of brain power to realize that the One who Created Life is the One who supplies the best operators manual for life and for the earth He Created. Everytime mankind has tried to manage the planet without consulting YHWH’s instructions, the people revert back to Babylon. Many people fear things like death, poverty, sickness, loneliness, depression etc because of worrying about the needs of the flesh. Mysticism and religion both offer temporary emotional patches, these are like “synthetic spiritual antibiotics” that grow into “spiritual superbugs” which mutate into deadlier and deadlier strains of suicidal reprobation. The man who perpetuates the things of Mashiyach will continue into eternity, but all of man’s inventions, including his religion, has a limited use time frame.
One of Babylon’s clever inventions is the fallacy of reincarnation, but again this is man’s way to make a god out of himself. Another fallacy of Babylon is that a soul can become the parent of god, in other words people can create god, but you generally have to sell your soul to a guru or directly to the devil to really believe this, for some it’s a small price to pay. We must purposefully choose to purge false values from ourselves and our communities, but the most difficult challenge we face is the removal of false leadership, but we must face our fears, and the threats and intimidation brought on us by others who would propagate Babylon rather than support the Kingdom of Elohim. The “ruling class” have always been the most effective oppressors. Individuals must take back their sovereignty that it is meant for YHWH alone, man’s answer to leadership is found in Gurus, Pastors and Rabbis or just about anyone who they think knows more about life and how to live than they do themselves.
But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you,
and you need not that any man teach you : but as the same anointing teaches you of all things,
and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.
1 John 2:27
We must focus on establishing Truth and Righteousness, only the arrogance of the “gods” is intimidated by the Truth. The only way mankind can take back the ground that was given to false leaders, is by entering into the Kingdom of Elohim. First we surrender our authority over others and become servants of YHWH, before we can proceed to do the things of Mashiyach. The “revolution” Yeshua brought to earth was never against man, but against the enemy who plants false ideas about the Kingdom of Elohim in the hearts and minds of man. We must take the responsibility upon ourselves to choose YHWH and His Mashiyach over the institutions of man, and free ourselves from the oppression of Babylon. Each one can make a difference in this world because Truth is the ultimate power, and besides, Babylon’s days are numbered.
“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and Elohim has remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double. How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the YHWH Elohim who judges her.”
“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of YHWH’s vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense. Babylon has been a golden cup in the YHWH’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reaches unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. YHWH has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of YHWH our Elohim. Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: YHWH has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for His device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of YHWH, the vengeance of His temple. Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for YHWH has both devised and done that which he spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.” Jeremiah 52:6-12
YHWH be with you,
Baruch Ben Daniel