Back to Babylon

Isaiah 13:14. “And it shall be as the chased roe,  and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.”

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This is a picture of the palace Saddam Hussein built over the ruins of Babylon. Our verse today returns to the destruction of Babylon in the end times. Having been restored to its ancient position of power, trade, and godlessness, it will be destroyed when Jesus returns to earth.

The people there will be like a gazelle  which is frightened when hunted; they will be like a flock of sheep with no shepherd. They will try to flee, every man to his own people and his own land.  All foreigners will want to escape from the city that seemed so attractive as a trade center, a giant mall of the world full of earthly delights.

Full of evil.  The attraction will be lost.  Babylon is described in all end-times prophecy as a source of great evil and the wealthy trade crossroads of the world. It is also doomed to complete, final destruction.


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