Friday, April 26, 2013

NEW video teaching series: Who is the Babylon of Bibical Prophecy?

Who is the Babylon of Biblical prophecy? Who is the Babylon that is mentioned 261 times in the King James Bible?  Who is the Babylon of Revelation?

Revelation 18:2-4 NKJV 2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3 "For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury." 4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.

Did you know that Israel is the center of the theological universe, and as such, is the most important focal point when it comes to interpretation and understanding of biblical prophecy?  In this video teaching series we established three main parameters or guidelines that govern our study of biblical prophecy in general and this study of Babylon in particular: First, we recognize that Israel is a physical nation; the promise to Abraham that the Promised Land would always belong to his descendants is an eternal promise.  Second, the nature of scripture and prophecy is that it is cyclical.  Beginning with Genesis and the creation of the sun, moon, and stars as signals, we see that events are cyclical:  the pattern of the weeks with the Sabbath every seventh day; the pattern of the feasts cycling through every year.  As we cycle through the appearances of Babylon and the other kingdoms of the Bible, we are looking for patterns and cycles.  Third, numbers play an important role in scripture.  The numbers seven, eight, and ten play an important role in the Babylon of prophecy in particular. Seven is the number of spiritual completion. There are seven days in a week, every seventh year is a Sabbatical year; seven Sabbatical years usher in the Year of Jubilee. There are seven yearly feasts of the LORD with the seventh one in the seventh month lasting seven days. Eight is the number of new beginnings. An infant is circumcised on the eighth day bringing him into the covenant of Abraham which symbolizes a new birth.

As we search out and identify the biblical Babylon is that we are called to come out of in Revelation 18, we will use scriptures itself as a guide.  In this pursuit we ask the all important question, “What does the Bible say about the identity of Babylon?”  Not what someone thinks it is, based on our world geo-political situation of our recent past or of today.

This series will take you on a journey of discovery that may surprise you in many ways.  The Babylon of the Bible may not be what you think it is!

Here are links to the three pars of this series:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Shalom and be blessed
Dan and Brenda Cathcart

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