Is God hardening the heart of Babylon?
Jul 18, 2018
We stand at a critical point in history that was prophesied thousands of years ago. Having reached the end of the “seven times” of divine judgment since the Babylonians took Jerusalem in 604 B.C., the earth is being released from the bondage of Mystery Babylon. But that release comes with a fight, because Babylon is ruled by Satanists who, by nature, refuse to accept the divine verdict, choosing to fight instead.
The Example of Egypt
They think, of course, that their decision to fight is their own, for they do not know that God Himself has hardened their hearts as in the days of Pharaoh. It is helpful to know how God has treated such people in the past. Before God sent Moses to deliver Israel from Egypt’s bondage, He told him in Exodus 7:2-4,
2 You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land. 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 When Pharaoh will not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt, and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments.
In part, God does this so that Egypt does not benefit from all the stolen labor that they enjoyed in those years. They had gotten rich off the slave labor of the Israelites, and God intended to take it from them and to give it to those who had done the labor (Exodus 12:36). This was God’s way of forcing the Egyptians to comply with the law of slavery. It was commanded that when a slave was being set free, the slave master must send him out with a generous bonus. Deuteronomy 15:13-15 says,
13 And when you set him free, you shall not send him away empty-handed. 14 You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the Lord your God has blessed you. 15 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this day.
In other words, the Israelites were to free their freed slaves like God did when He set them free from the slavery of Egypt. God saw to it that the Egyptians paid them liberally. This was Israel’s example to show them how to treat slaves that were being set free.
The Example of Babylon
Many years later, God dealt with the Babylonians in the same manner as He treated the Egyptians. Jeremiah prophesied of Babylon in Jeremiah 50:33 saying, “all who took them [Judah] captive held them fast; they have refused to let them go.” For this reason, the prophet said in Jeremiah 50:34, “the Lord of hosts… will vigorously plead their case, so that He may bring rest to the earth, but turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.”
Babylon will be in “turmoil,” while the rest of the earth is given a “rest” from their slavery. This prophecy is for our time as well. Since October of 2017 the Babylonians have been in turmoil over the election of President Donald Trump. Those who understand the issues of the day are seeing this clearly. Those who do not understand these prophecies continue to walk around in darkness and blindness, fearful, and not knowing what is happening to their world.
Timing Defines the Lawful Sentence
This is why it is important to know the Scriptures and to understand the judgments of the law. The judgments include specific sentences for restitution payments and specific lengths of time when sentenced to serve as a slave. The “seven times” of Leviticus 26:18 and 24 was interpreted by Daniel to be a time cycle (Daniel 7:25) when he spoke of 3½ “times.”
Revelation 13:5 interprets this further to mean “forty-two months,” which is the equivalent of 1,260 “days.” In short-term prophecy, these days are literal days, but in long-term prophecy, a day also represents a year (Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:4, 5). It is plain that the beast nations of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome speak of a long-term prophecy of judgment. Hence, the “seven times” of tribulation are not merely 7 years but 7 x 360 years (2,520 years).
That time ended in October 2017.
We are now seeing Babylon in turmoil over President Donald Trump. Most recently, the Babylonians are in a state of panic that Trump has made peace with Russia. This peace summit in Helsinki is being compared to Roosevelt’s meeting with Stalin in Helsinki at the close of World War 2.
The carefully-chosen location signals an end to a long war—in this case, the cold war between the US and Russia. That cold war was an integral part of Mystery Babylon’s policy by which both sides were enslaved by the “military-industrial complex” (as President Eisenhower called it). Turning people into willing slaves requires an enemy so that the slave masters can claim to be protecting their slaves from that threat. In other words, they rule by fear.
The intelligence agencies in the US are the ones who came up with the idea of making Russia our enemy. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1987-1989 after 70 years of communism, we needed a new enemy, or else Babylon might have collapsed in America as well. So when Russia tried to be our friend, we rebuffed them, poked them in the eye, and even broke Clinton’s promise not to move NATO forces east to the Russian border.
Once President Trump had consolidated his power by appointing his own head of the intelligence agencies, he began to work toward making peace instead of maintaining a war status. First it was Korea, now Russia. That has caused former CIA heads like John Brennan and Clapper to go ballistic. They are even suggesting that Trump has committed treason for making peace with Russia! Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who worked in the Reagan administration and has long political experience, wrote a good article asking, “Is President Trump a traitor because he wants peace with Russia?
“Therefore, the American public gets not representation, but lies that justify war and conflict. The military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned the American people to no effect, is in desperate need of an enemy. In obedience to the military/security complex, the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes have made Russia that enemy. If Trump and Putin do not understand this, they will easily be made irrelevant.”
The treason was already committed by Brennan and Clapper in past years when they worked against the American people by creating enemies and threatening the peace. If we had helped Russia in its exit from communism, they would have been grateful, and we could have been their friends. But when we threatened Russia and did everything we could to destabilize it, Putin found it necessary to defend his country from US aggression.
Then we blamed Putin for taking steps to defend his country against US hostility. To me, that is treasonous behavior.
Dr. Ron Paul has also added his voice to the conflict.
The meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is a "step in the right direction," former US Senator Ron Paul told RT, while also addressing the "propaganda" notion that the US must have an enemy in Russia.
"I was very pleased with what went on today," Paul said. He added that if the two leaders ever had a serious discussion, "I guess it would come out on how much we've been involved when we shouldn't be involved, for instance in Ukraine, and how that occurred.”
But from a prophetic standpoint, I understand that God has hardened the hearts of the Babylonian leaders in Europe and America. It will all work out for good in the end. Babylon has stolen the labor of the people for more than a hundred years through the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and God does not intend to let them keep it.
We are being set free, and Babylon will be forced to send us away “liberally” (pun intended). The Babylonian “liberals” will be forced to live up to their own moniker, because the law of God demands it. God is indeed setting us free, not just the American people, but the entire world. When we look at the political turmoil around us, we should see events in the light of Scripture—prophecy in particular.
Hence, we should view the present political conflict in a positive manner. When God begins to move, you can bet that the Babylonians will scream in panic. That is what is happening today. When I see Brennan, Clapper, and McCain in a state of panic, I rejoice, because I know that our redemption is drawing near.
Dr. Stephen Jones