While trying to decide what to write, it occurred to me or God pointed out to me three things that were in the news this week that may have implications for the Tribulation period and the rebuilding of the ancient city of Babylon.
These three things are: witchcraft, slavery and the security of Iraq (with its implications for the rebuilt city of Babylon).
The worship of devils (demons, Satan, etc.) and sorcery are clearly identified as a worldwide (rest of mankind) problem during the Tribulation period (Rev. 9:20-21). Multitudes of witches, wizards and others will refuse to repent of their sins because they have too often rejected the Word of God and their hearts have become hardened.
Slavery and human trafficking are businesses that will tank when the ancient city of Babylon is destroyed by fire in one hour near the end of the Tribulation period. The loss of sales will cause the merchants of the earth to weep and mourn (Rev. 18:11-13).
The security of Iraq shouldn’t be a problem today because the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003. Four years later, U.S. Gen. David Petraeus led a surge in Iraq that made the nation quieter and more secure than it had been in several years.
Unfortunately, America’s troops were pulled out of Iraq too soon; ISIS moved in, Iraq’s security was destroyed, and America’s war effort was squandered.
Anyway, at one time, some might have thought that witchcraft, human trafficking and Iraq’s security would be unthinkable issues in our modern world, but that is wrong and all of it may tie in with Bible prophecy.
Concerning witchcraft, it seems that large numbers of witches and others have decided to start casting spells on Pres. Donald Trump every night of a declining crescent moon until he is driven out of office.
Demons and unclean spirits operate in the unseen world, but they are real and they can cause havoc on earth (Matt. 12:45; 1 Tim. 4:1). Christians need to counteract this by praying for Pres. Trump.
Concerning slavery, the FBI calls it the third largest criminal activity in the world. The UN estimates that there are more than 20 million victims in the world.
Pres. Trump said it is happening in the U.S. About 5,500 cases were reported in the U.S. in 2016. Statistics show that it is worse in California than any other state.
Pres. Trump’s daughter Ivanka got interested in it as a woman’s issue. She decided to get involved and she has influenced her father to instruct several federal agencies to start investigating it. She even got him to pledge more resources to deal with it.
Concerning the security of Iraq, I will probably receive several e-mails with the intention of correcting me, but I have often said that I believe the ancient city of Babylon will get rebuilt. For whatever it is worth, there are reasons why I believe the way I do, but that is another subject.
It is too soon to boast, but the war in Iraq has reached the point where the U.S., NATO and our allies believe victory is on its way. The Iraqi government agrees and some are beginning to think about ways to secure the nation after ISIS is defeated.
It has even been reported that they are exploring the idea of letting NATO troops stay in Iraq (the land of Babylon) to secure the nation for an unspecified period of time.
Although, I have seen nothing in the news about it, the presence of NATO troops with no pull out date will make Iraq safe enough to resume construction of the ancient city of Babylon.
It would probably even be safe enough for the UN to relocate there.
I don’t remember who it was, but I once heard a prophecy speaker say Babylon is the last frontier in Bible prophecy.
Today’s witchcraft, human trafficking and the security of Iraq may be providing glimpses of that approaching frontier.
In case anyone doubts it, the United Arab Emirates have proven that a modern major city (Dubai) can be built in a few years not decades.
And if enough of the world’s leaders were to co-operate on the project, it could be done in less time.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck