Updated: Mar 18
My theory that Mystery Babylon is Pergamos Turkey.
1. Wilderness does not mean desert in Hebrew as Joel Richardson states as his main premise for Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is denoted not a barren desert but a district or region suitable for pasturing sheep or cattle; an uncultivated place. I do agree with Joel Richardson on many of his ideas, but not in this subject.
2. Mecca Saudi Arabia, Rome, NY - USA, Iraq – Old Babylon or even Jerusalem are not a part of the 10 Muslim horns as stated in Ezekiel 38-39, that the whore sits on. Pergamos, Turkey is. Only Iraq – Old Babylon would be of the 7 Kingdoms. Old Babylon is not Mystery Babylon. This would be like referring to Gog as Antichrist. Gog is buried in Hamon-Gog and Antichrist only perishes in the Lake of Fire. They are not the same and they are named differently for a reason.
3. The Whore of the World, “Satan’s Bride or Mystery Babylon” will be destroyed on the 5th bowl event in Revelation 16:10.
4. Isaiah 21 is about the wrath of God destroying the Seat of Satan on the 5th Bowl during the bowl phase or God’s wrath. Rapture of both the dead and living occurs on the 7th Trumpet, so the Elect/Saints/Martyrs will not be here for this.
5. John writes to the church of Pergamos. Jesus says the Seat of Satan is here at Pergamos (Revelation 2:12).
God tells us that he has a special judgment for Pergamos, Turkey - the 5th Bowl.
Revelation 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Why would God have a specific judgment for this place if is does not matter. God will allow Satan to exalt his bride (Pergamos, Turkey) to the whole world and all commerce will go through here as the world gathers to exalt Antichrist.
I believe that an extremely important statement is made to the church of Per'gamum. The angel of Jesus tells us that this place is the Seat of Satan or Satan's bride and Satan's place of power.
Rev. 2:12 “And to the angel of the church in Per′gamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; you hold fast my name and you did not deny my faith even in the days of An′tipas* my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice immorality. 15 So you also have some who hold the teaching of the Nicola′itans. 16 Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except him who receives it.’
*"An'tipas my witness" - meaning
(like the father ), martyr at Pergamos, ( Revelation 2:13 ) and according to tradition the bishop of that place. (A.D. before 100.) This statement then redirects us to Rev. 17:6 and 18:24 that this city contains the blood of the saints and prophets in it.
6. Satan and all nations (heathen left after the rapture) will lash out at the Whore as they are being judged by God during the bowl phase and the destruction of Mystery Babylon on the 5th bowl during God’s wrath.
7. Pergamos is only 26 km from the Aegean Sea. Michael throws a boulder into the sea and destroys it. There are many island communities around the Aegean Sea that will be affected and see this happen. Mecca, Saudi Arabia is around 80 km to the Red Sea and Jeddah which is the closest port on the Red Sea.
8. Pergamos will be the new hub of the world. Satan’s seat will whore out his bride to the nations. In contrast, God’s bride is New Jerusalem and will be placed down after the 7th Bowl and God’s wrath is finished, and the world has been cleansed.
9. It tells us in Revelation 18:23 that the bridegroom and the bride shall be heard of no more. 5th and 6th Bowl event.
10. Pergamos was freed by Alexander the Great from the Persians (Iran) around 362 BC.
11. Pergamos was under Roman control after Attalus III died without an heir in 133 BC. Many of the Saints and Prophets died here as martyrs during Roman control and in the past.
12. The Judgement of Mystery Babylon is the 1st thing mentioned in Revelation 17 and is the 5th bowl event in Revelation 16:10.
13. Revelation 14:8 states that she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath (5th Bowl) of her fornication."
14. Pergamos Turkey, as well as the Temple Mount, will be rebuilt after the 6th Seal event. This will happen between the 6th Trumpet when Antichrist appears, and Abomination which is at the 3 ½ year mark just prior to Great Tribulation.
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast (Pergamos, Turkey); and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. (5th Bowl)
Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges (Jesus – 7th Trumpet); 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I (Jesus – 7th Trumpet) will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground. (5th Bowl)
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen (Isaiah 21:9 & Revelation 14:8), and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Revelation 18:8 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 Lord God who judgeth her.
Revelation 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour (15 days) is thy judgment come (5th Bowl). (Isaiah 21:9 & Revelation 18:2) 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour (15 Days) so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 21 And a mighty angel Michael took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; * VERY IMPORTANT * - PERGAMOS, TURKEY – MYSTERY BABYLON – SATAN’S BRIDE 23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. (Rev. 18:23). 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. (Isaiah 21:9 & Revelation 18:24)
Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen (Isaiah 21:9 & Revelation 18:2), that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 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, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he (Antichrist) shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (7 Bowls God’s wrath).
Revelation 17 King James Version (KJV)
(Chapter 17,18,19 are Judgement of Babylon)
17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: (Mystery Babylon) 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
1st Kingdom - Egyptian.
2nd Kingdom - Assyrian.
3rd Kingdom - Gold Head - Babylon – Iraq (Lion).
4th Kingdom - Silver Shoulders - Medo-Persia - Iran – Shia (Bear).
5th Kingdom - Bronze Waist - Grecian Empire - Turkey – Sunni – (Leopard).
6th Kingdom - Iron Legs - Rome - Two divisions - Eastern and Western.
7th Kingdom - Feet of Clay & Iron - Islamic Ottoman Empire - Turkey - 10 Horns - Gog of Ezekiel 38-39 that attack Israel.
Gog is Erdogan of Turkey.
Gog is the White Horseman or 1st Seal of Revelation.
Gog is the New Ottoman Emperor.
Gog will die and be buried in Hamon-Gog.
4 regions-kingdoms form from the 10-nation destruction.
Antichrist overthrows 3 of these regions-kingdoms.
The diversified Beast Kingdom arises from the footprint of all 4 prior regions-kingdoms.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. (Martyrs from 5th Seal & 144,000 Elect from tribulation killed) 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. (Mystery Babylon – Islamic Kingdoms – Gog & 10 nations or 1st Seal & White Horseman). 8 The beast (7 Islamic Kingdoms including Gog & 10 nation horde) that thou sawest was, and is not (dead Gog on 6th Seal); and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit (Beast of the Sea – 6th Trumpet – 2nd Woe), and go into perdition (resurrected Gog - Antichrist): and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder (42 months), whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (Islamic kingdoms), on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (Gog – 1st Seal - White Horseman – 7th Kingdom) (Antichrist will be the 8th Kingdom – 42 months). 11 And the beast that was (Islam - Gog & 10 nation horde), and is not (dead Gog – Ottoman Empire), even he is the eighth (Antichrist), and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (6th Trumpet – 2nd Woe – Antichrist rises). • IS THIS A RESURRECTED GOG/ERDOGAN OR IS THIS ANOTHER PERSON FROM TURKEY? 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings (Gog & 10 nation horde), which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. (Daniel 7:8). (Gog will give 10 nations 15 days to attack Israel prior to God killing them on the 6th Seal as stated in Ezekiel 38-39). 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast (Antichrist). 14 These shall make war with the Lamb (Jesus), and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (7th Trumpet - 3rd Woe – Jesus returns). 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (Destruction of Babylon). 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (Mystery Babylon).
Revelation 14:8 And another angel followed, saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath (5th Bowl) of her fornication."
Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Satan's bride is Pergamos, Turkey, the seat of Satan.
Mystery Babylon is destroyed on the 5th Bowl (Rev. 16:10-11).
Antichrist & False Prophet are forced into the Lake of Fire on the 6th Bowl, but states it on Rev. 20:10.
Joel 2:16 also states that during the 6th Seal event as Jerusalem is being attacked by the 10-horn Muslim nations of the Ezekiel 38-39 war (Seals 1 through 6) he will release the bride and the bridegroom.
Satan is Groom and Pergamos, Turkey is his Bride. Just as Jerusalem is the Bride of Jesus the Groom.
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