New Insights Into The Judgment Of Babylon

Rev 18 details God’s judgment on commercial Babylon.  She will be burned with fire and all her wealth will be laid waste. Plagues of mourning, famine and death will follow.

Rev 18:9

When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.

Not all the kings of the earth commit adultery with Babylon and share her LUXURY.  Only those who do so will weep when Babylon burns for they have lived in luxury with her. We can clearly see which are the present western capitalism states that are taking the bidding from Babylon today.  I call them the Babylonian Alliance.

Rev 18:11-13

The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore-cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.

I read an interesting article in the web that summarized the above products into 7 categories of LUXURIES in the ancient world.

  1. Precious metals and gems.
  2. Clothing.
  3. Furnishing.
  4. Spice.
  5. Food.
  6. Animals and implements.
  7. People.

(In modern times, the above categories are still considered luxuries, even people.  We see the buying and selling of football players in the soccer leagues around the world for an example.)

The next group to weep when Babylon burns are the merchants who are selling all the above-mentioned categories of luxuries and have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.  Rev 18:3.

Rev 18:17-19

Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. 1When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out…

The final group to weep are the major seaports cum financial centres supporting the globalized trade orchestrated by Babylon and have also grown rich by her wealth.

Rev 18:7

Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.

This Babylonian Alliance, comprising all the western capitalism states, has been flaunting their wealth and luxurious living for far too long at the expense of the relative poorer nations in the rest of the world . It is an affront to the Lord and He has declared judgment on all these wealth for the sake of the saints and the labourers and harvesters who have been exploited and defrauded by being in the lowest rung of the supply chain.  James 5:1-5.

It is a judgment on wealth and luxurious living and it is not mentioned in the seal, trumpet or bowl judgments during the Great Tribulation.  Each of these judgments is an unprecedented disaster such as great earthquake (Rev 6:12-14), great warfare (Rev 6:5-6), hail and fire (Rev 8:7), plague of demonic locusts (Rev 9:1-11) and the killing of a third of humanity (Rev 9:12-21). The bowl judgments are even much worse in destruction. All such disasters will disrupt the global economy terribly during the Great Tribulation anyway. As such, I believe the Rev 18 judgment will happen before the Great Tribulation and set the stage for the emergence of the Antichrist. 

The Faithful Steward’s Response To Looming Economic Crisis

In Acts 11:27-30, we read of a prophet called Agabus who predicted a global famine.   From historical records, the global famine did happen in AD 45/46 and lasted till AD 65.  As a result of the prophecy, the believers in Antioch began to collect money to send relief to the Jerusalem church.   And Paul participated in this first collection by bringing the relief funds together with Barnabas.

From several of Paul’s letters, we learned that Paul further appealed for relief funds from other churches in Macedonia and Achaia (Rom 15:25-28) and the Corinthian church (1 Cor 16:1-4; 2 Cor 8:9).  Since the famine lasted almost 2 decades,  Paul also called for prudent spending in order to have resources to help one another to mitigate this famine crisis.  (1 Cor 7:26).   Even though the Macedonian church was also in need,  Paul commended her giving in displaying their genuine love for the brethren.

The appeals of Paul, mentioned fairly frequent in Scripture, presented us with a principle that we ought to encourage and instruct the church to give in times of crisis.  And all the more to prepare when it is looming and prophesized in Scripture, for example in Rev 18. 

Furthermore, our Lord had mentioned the various tests of our genuine faith and faithfulness to care for His people in such times in the 4 parables mentioned in Matt 24 and 25. The sheer number of 4 parables should tell us how emphatic is our Lord’s warning on this same test of faithfulness.

We are seeing the following unprecedented adverse economic conditions right now in congregating to form the perfect storm of global economic collapse.   Can this be the judgment of all wealth as predicted in Rev 18 ?

  1. Supply chain disruption and distortion.
  2. Soaring global inflation.
  3. Rising interest rates.
  4. Catastrophic food shortages.
  5. Sovereign debt crisis of more than half of the world’s poorer nations.

Regardless if it is the said judgment, it is prudent to prepare.  For brethren in some countries such as Sri Lanka, Laos and Pakistan, their nations are staring at bankruptcy right now.  If we prepare and the crisis never comes, we are none the poorer, but if we do not prepare and the crisis comes, we will be helpless.

Supply Chain Crisis

The present global supply chain is complex in nature being built up over the years after the second world war.  It has been simultaneously strained at all nodes in the last 2 years due to global forcible lockdowns. Usually some nodes may be disrupted due to natural disasters such as earthquake hitting a major city or regional wars affecting energy and commodity supplies, but the supply chain can self regulate to compensate for this loss with supply from other nodes.  But this time, the whole world went into lockdown and disrupted all nodes.  The sudden lockdown, subsequent easing of restrictions and the return back to restrictions to contain different waves of the virus variants further compounded the crisis.

Covid 19 has disrupted the demand and supply at all nodes.  And also distorted demand and supply.  Distortion affects demand and supply of final products at the onset while disruption affects the demand and supply of the supply chain nodes that go into producing the final product.  People, who normally go to movies and eat out, will stay home instead and spend on goods instead of services as a result of the global lockdown.  This is an example of a forcible distortion. Manufacturing and logistical systems are designed to run at high utilization and they are now forcibly disrupted too. In this unprecedented pandemic control, all the three abovementioned factors come together to create this perfect storm of global supply chain crisis.

To compound the current problems are the looming sovereign debt crisis of emerging economies which represent more than half of the nations of the world, inflation caused by all kinds of monetary stimuli from quantitative easing, and the Russia-Ukraine war disrupting a great proportion of global gas and fertilizer supplies.  I foresee the supply chain problem to drag on for years and many nations will be unstable. It is the rate of inflation that is frightening for we do not know how quickly inflation will go up and further distort or disrupt the supply and demand.

Signs Preceding Our Lord’s Return

In Matt 24, our Lord gave 4 signs to His disciples when He was asked about His coming and end of age.

  1. Birth pains of calamitous events – wars and rumors of wars; famine; earthquakes.
  2. Adverse events in the church – persecution; reduction in numbers; gospel will be preached in the whole world.
  3. Great distress in Jerusalem with the coming of the Antichrist.
  4. Unnatural cosmic events.

We have been in the last days for the past 2000 years.  When we see wars, famines and earthquakes happening that are of biblical proportion unlike in the past centuries, it is very likely to be the first sign.  When the church starts to encounter persecution in all nations and many false prophets emerge to deceive the church to compromise, many will turn away from the faith. The faithful will be betrayed and will also leave the deceived church.  The faithful will then disperse and form the small and less conspicuous Philadelphia local churches in those days and will be used mightily to preach the gospel to all corners in the whole world, together with the suffering Smyrna local churches.  For those who are left in the other mainstream churches, especially the Ephesus churches, their love will grow cold and wickedness will increase. That will be the second sign.  When the third sign of the appearance of the abomination that causes desolation comes, the end will be very near at the door.  Immediately after this distress, the heavenly bodies will be shaken, the sun will be darkened and the stars will fall from the sky.  And our Lord will return. Hallelujah !

The current Russia-Ukraine war may cause a global catastrophic famine.  And it may fuel many smaller wars as the poorer nations grapple with the looming sovereign debt crisis.  Meanwhile we see the mainstream churches compromising with the state on vaccine mandate without even questioning if it is against God’s designed order.  The western capitalism states are likely to be coerced to accept all kinds of abomination in the coming years due to pressure from Babylon (America) since they all grow rich because of her. The churches will be persecuted then for her defiance. Many false prophets will come on stage to deceive many then to compromise.  I believe the Lord’s judgment stated in Rev 18:17-19 will happen before the third sign after which the Antichrist will appear on the world stage as “savior” of the world in resolving many of the problems plaguing the nations after the Lord’s destruction of all wealth. The current situation of high inflation, unprecedented supply chain disruption, sovereign debt crisis, and continual quantitative easing may set the initial stage for the eventual global economic collapse.

The Babylonian Alliance

In my book, The Coming Economic Flood, I stated that the Babylonian alliance of nations is unmistakably the western capitalism states who all grow rich because of Babylon (America represented by New York City).  In these two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, we can see clearly their concerted effort together to implement the mRNA vaccine mandate exclusively and the sanctions against Russia.  (Though other nations also implemented the vaccine mandate,  they allowed the use of all WHO approved vaccines including the killed virus vaccines, unlike these western capitalism states.)   We can easily identify these nations closely aligned with Babylon. 

Two small nations stand out in taking the vaccine mandate lead for they often claim that they punch above their weight.  Both tried to prove to their Babylonian leader that they could subdue their people easily to accept governmental control through digitization technologies for the greater good.  Never mind even if the vaccines are not meant for the better good and probably harmful for they only intend to test out if the official dissemination of information, through official propaganda and alternative media censorship,  is effective enough to garner popular support and acceptance.  The successful roll-out of the vaccine mandate proved beyond reasonable doubt that such control in future can be achieved easily for now.  One day, the mark of the beast will be implemented and such prior experiment is necessary now to test out the acceptance of the populace.  Another piece of evidence is the heavy investments in data centers and digitization technologies of the global companies of Babylon in these two small nations which is necessary to facilitate future implementation of behavioral control of the populace.

Another development in the looming “economic flood” is that this Babylonian alliance is finally caught between “the rock and the hard place”.  Since 2001, these western capitalism states have been relying on quantitative easing to tide over chronic budget deficits. Either they continue to print money and risk runaway inflation which is finally happening now, or raise interest rates on a quicker pace and join all nations in economic hardship.   The likely choice, in my opinion, is the former path but it will worsen the looming debt crisis faced by more than half of the nations in the world.  Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Asia have already defaulted on their debts joining Lebanon, Turkey, Africa and South America.  The supply chain disruption has already caused much shortage havoc.  Just read in the news that the US parents are desperate to find baby formula amid shortage. Either way, it is economic hardship all the same eventually.

I do not know what will be the trigger that will cause the economic flood or collapse prophesized in Rev 18:17 and James 5:1-5, but it will surely happen.  The command to come out of Babylon (the Babylonian alliance of nations and that includes the city states that make their living by the sea) may be literal after all. Rev 18:4,8,17-19.

Testimony (25)

Matt 6:26

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they ?

My family and I witnessed the amazing birth of a siskin hatchling over the past few weeks in December 2021, and the above promise of our Father resonated in our minds and gave us joy at the most opportune time.  This whole incident came at the time in which my youngest son was stressed up by the vaccine differentiated measures because he was unvaccinated. My family and I decided only to take the killed virus vaccine instead of the mRNA vaccine as not to violate God’s designed order for the cell DNA in my opinion.  But my youngest 17 year old son was not allowed to take the killed virus vaccine for the authorities only approved it for age of 18 and above. The unvaccinated were not allowed to enter any public amenities and could not return to work as well. My 22 year old nephew took the first mRNA vaccine jab and had the side effect of flaring eczema and he was only able to complete his vaccination with the killed virus vaccine. If my son, who has chronic eczema like his cousin, takes the mRNA vaccine and gets the same side effect, how is he going to complete his vaccination except to continue with the killed virus vaccine ? So I appealed to the authorities to allow him to take the killed virus vaccine from the start, but it was rejected. When the differentiated measures were implemented in October 2021 to deny the unvaccinated access to eateries and public amenities, concession could still be given if one test negative for the rapid antigen test. But all such concessions were removed on 1 Jan 2022. Nevertheless, I told him to persevere to trust in the Lord and suddenly concessions were reinstated unexpectedly from February for him in the school but not in the public amenities.  We gave thanks to the Lord for the partial relief nonetheless. Hallelujah !

In early March, he was infected with covid and was exempted from the vaccination for 6 months till August 2022. By then, he would be 18 of age.  With the exemption, he would not be subjected to the vaccine differentiated measures of not being allowed access to eateries or public amenities. Hallelujah !

(I could not help but to note the irony of the constant official message that the benefits of taking the mRNA vaccine outweighed the risks when the disease was so mild and he was sent home from the polyclinic with just paracetamol and lozenges. On the contrary, the risks of myocarditis and pericarditis for taking the mRNA vaccine grossly outweighed the benefits in my opinion. The risks of myocarditis and pericarditis are included in the advisory of the mRNA vaccine.)

I faced the same differentiated measures from February 2022 because I did not want to take the third killed virus vaccine jab. The killed virus vaccine manufacturer only specified two jabs and yet the authorities here insisted on three primary jabs. I thanked the Lord also that I was also considered fully vaccinated after getting covid infected at the same time. Hallelujah !

All thanks and glory to the Lord for His deliverance yet again.

Postscript :

For the record, I am not against vaccination. I am only skeptical about the safety of the experimental vaccine of mRNA and viral vector vaccines but not the proven killed virus vaccines being in use for over a century. As it is a matter of conscience regarding the type of vaccines to vaccinate, we believers should allow each to decide for himself or herself without coercion. More importantly, I believe the mRNA vaccine violates the designed order of our Lord. The immune system is so created to mount defense against viruses by producing antibodies. But right now this experimental vaccine could instruct the cells to make the spiked proteins first (not a natural process) and also expect them to mount a defense against the spiked proteins by producing antibodies, thereby interfering with the natural function of the immune system.

我爱你耶稣

I love you, Jesus,  my strength. 

You are my rock and my fortress


My Savior, my God,  my rock, in whom I take refuge, 

You are my shield,  O my Lord.

我爱你耶稣, 我的力量

你是我的磐石,也是我的山寨。


我的救主,我的神

我的磐石 我所投靠的  

你是我的盾牌 (我的主)。

主耶稣

Heb 1:3

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

他是神荣耀的光辉,

他是神本体的真像,

以自己大能的话语

托住万有。

他洗净了人的罪,

就坐在高天至尊者的右边。他就是我的主耶稣。


War Of Gog And Magog

Is the Gog and Magog war mentioned in Ezek 38 and 39 the same as the War of Armageddon at the end of the Great Tribulation, or the Final Rebellion at the end of the millennium ?

Although Gog and Magog is mentioned in Ezek 38/39 and also in Rev 20, I believe both passages are not referring to the same people or the same event. The latter is probably used to refer to the same rebellious nature of the people and the extent of the destruction as in the former.  In Ezek 38/39, Israel is at peace and has laid down her defenses. It is not possible as long as she has constant threats from neighboring countries.  The only time she has real peace is when a peace treaty is signed with the Antichrist so it is likely to happen in the first 3 and ½ years of the Great Tribulation.  In Ezek 38/39, only a few nations are mentioned to be involved in the Gog and Magog war and not all the nations as in the other wars.

Differences Gog and Magog War War of Armageddon Final Rebellion
Purpose of God God wants to bring back Israel. Ezek 39:21-29   Israel is faithful throughout the Millennium
Armies involved Few nations from the north.  Ezek 38:6,15; 39:2 Many nations All nations. Rev 20:7-9
Who led ? Gog Ezek 38:3 3 demonic spirits of the unholy trinity  Rev 16:12-16 Satan.  Rev 20:7
Israel At peace  Ezek 38:11 In the midst of Tribulation  
Place of war Mountains of Israel Between Megiddo and Bozrah  
How are the armies destroyed ? Sulphur, fire, torrential rains, hailstones, wild beasts, etc, sent by God. Ezek 38:22;39:4 Christ’s sword  Rev 19:11-20 Fire from heaven Rev 20:9

Jesus, The Love Of God

C                      G           C

For God so loved the world

                  F            G     C

That He gave His only Son

            F               C

Whoever believes in Him

   Dm7                       G7

Shall have everlasting life

Chorus :

              F                     G

And one day every knee shall bow

            Em             Am    Dm7         

Every tongue confess that Jesus

                G7                     C

Is Lord of Lords and King of Kings

(Is Lord of everything)