For a perfect description of the anti-Christ we have Isaiah's picture in Isaiah 14:12-17. This is a description of the fall of the Babylonian World Power at end of this age, the end of the seventh world government we now see coming about.
How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cast down to the ground which did weaken the nations! For thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms? That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
That last reminds one of the vast concentration camps housing millions of innocent people under Communism.
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name and remnant and son, and nephew, saith the
No wonder the Babylonian Talmudists call this fictitious!
That this did not apply to the transfer of the ancient Babylonian kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar to Cyrus, the [page 93] Medo-Persian, which took place in 536 B.C., is shown by the fact that Cyrus did not destroy a stone of the great capitol of Babylon, making its gorgeous palace his winter residence.
The same prophecies as to future occurrences were made not only by Jeremiah and Daniel, but by Christ in His Revelation (96 A. D.) where the fall of the then non-existent World government of Babylon, linked to the Pharisees, climaxes in the 17th and 18th chapters. (See Daniel 11:45; Rev. 17:10-11; II Thes. 2:3-4) Compare Jeremiah 51:7-8 with the still-future Revelation of Christ in the first century: Rev. 17:3-5, calling the 7th World Government, directed by a Babylonian "whore," also its fall, like a stone: Jer. 51:63-4 and Rev. 18:21).
That fall was still future when Christ (96 A.D.) foretold its fall in Revelations 17: it "goeth into perdition" (verse 11). The sixth or Roman world government was then in power. Compare the prophecy of the fall of this demon-employing power in Jeremiah 51: "And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons . Babylon hath been a golden cup . that made all the earth drunken ... therefore the nations are mad." (Jer. 51:37, 7_)
And in Christ's Revelation of this future fall: "the great whore . was arrayed in purple and scarlet color . having a golden cup in her hand . . And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth." (Rev. 17:1-5)
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