Sequence Of Prophecy

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Who is Babylon in Revelation Chapters 17 and 18?

Babylon is Rome, as you understand when she is called the city of 7 mountains (hills). Babylon, in Revelation 18, is not New York City as some have suggested. Babylon will be burnt with fire. This will involve the whole city not just a few buildings as it was in New York City. Babylon is described, and referred to, in Revelation chapters 17 and 18. Those two chapters are flashbacks. Both chapters are describing and referring to something that will happen at another time or place. Chapter 17 is referring to the devil's church (Rev. 13: 4, 8), the One World Church, as well as the great city Babylon even though this may be hard for some individuals to see or understand. Chapter 18 is the destruction of Babylon (Rome). It will fall in Revelation 16: 19 during the 7th vial judgment. See "Will Jesus Share His Kingdom With the Antichrist?".

Read Revelation 19: 2 - 3. According to those two verses the city Babylon (Rome) will have already been destroyed by the time the things (events) of Revelation 19: 7 - 21 begin to take place. It is called "...the great whore..." (See also Rev. 17: 5, 16, 18: 2 - 3, 20 - 21.).

These things that are written below are the events that will happen after Babylon (Rome) falls, and after the 7th vial judgment. I will give their definitions also.

  1. The wedding: It will take place in Heaven. The wedding will take place before the marriage supper. Jesus, in some mysterious way, will marry His bride (Rev. 19: 7 - 9, 21: 9, 22: 17), the Church, the Bride of Christ (the New Testament saints).
  2. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb: It will take place after the wedding (Rev. 19: 7, 2).
  3. The honeymoon: We are going to return to planet earth. This will happen as Jesus, who is God, comes back to earth in the event called the Revelation/Second Coming (Rev. 19: 11). We will follow Him upon white horses (Rev. 19: 8, 14).
  4. The Revelation/Second Coming (Rev. 19: 11): This is the event that will happen as Jesus return to earth and His feet touch down on the Mount of Olives and it splits in two (Zech. 14: 4 - 5). See also Acts 1: 8 - 12. The Mount of Olives is the place where Jesus' feet last stood on earth. His feet will again one day stand on that exact spot.
  5. The 1000 year reign of Christ: Jesus will reign on the throne of His father, David (Luke 1: 31 - 33, Isa. 9: 6 - 7), as the prophets foretold He would. Jesus will reign on earth for 1000 years (Read Rev. chapter 20.), and we will reign with Him (Rev. 5: 10). (See also Rev. 20: 6.).

So, Babylon will fall before those events happen.

Remember, Jesus does not return to earth in Revelation 11: 15 - 17, at the time of the 7th trumpet judgment. Nor do the 7 vial judgments take place after Jesus comes back to earth. They are already completed by the time He returns to earth. Jesus will return to earth in Revelation 19: 11. His coming will take place after the 7 vial judgments at the end of The War Against Jerusalem. It will follow those judgments.

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