Friday, 11 November 2016
THE MYSTERY BABYLON - The Three Types of Babylon
Having laid foundation as regards the origin and history of Babylon. I will like to give a short introduction on this topic.
Babylon or Babel, simply means confusion.. And the spirit that bring forth the building of the tower of Babel is a rebellious spirit which was at work in the life of Nimrod (in accordance with the meaning of his name, which is rebel).
So, there is a spirit behind Babylon. Even though the LORD confuse their language and scatter them abroad, the spirit behind it is still at work since then up till now to accomplish it's ancient plan i.e one world religion, one world commerce & one world government. This rebellious spirit will always disobey and do in contrast to God's Word.
Now, scripturally speaking, we can classify Babylon into 3 categories.. Which are
(i) The Physical Babylon
(ii) The Commercial Babylon, and
(iii) The Spiritual or Religious Babylon.
The Physical Babylon
The physical Babylon is simply talking about the exact location of Babylon at this our age i.e the modern day Babylon
Babylon's ruins are located in what is today Iraq, near the modern town of Hilla and on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river.
In 1899, German archaeologists went to the area in Iraq called Tell Babil, and they began to dig and uncover parts of ancient Babylon. In 1978, the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, began to rebuild some of the ancient buildings of Babylon. Some of the temples have been built again and also a palace, some walls and an amphitheater.
After hundreds of years of lying in oblivion, ancient Babylon was reincarnated in modern Iraq. We are told that late Saddam Hussein, Dictator of Iraq, spent enormous sums of money in restoring many historical sites, such as the Southern Palace of Nebuchadnezzar, the Processional Way and the Ishtar Gate.
We are informed that Hussein wants to restore Babylon as a symbol of the greatness of the people of Mesopotamia, making it a prime attraction of the Middle East. He considers himself as a twentieth century Nebuchadnezzar, leader of a strong empire.
So, in conclusion the modern name of Babylon is now Iraq. By the way, the physical Babylon is not the main issue but the Religion and Commercial Babylon which we shall go into in our next teachings.
DOMINALTI for CHRIST