Babylon NEOM

Modern Day – NEOM Babylon: Chapter 18. NEOM Babylon, Introduction – Phoenix Rising in the Land of Shur.

Promise of Location.

Promise of Scope.

Promise of a ‘Great City’.

Promise of Attraction & Appeal.

Promise of Mystery Religion Co-Existence.

Introduction:

Thursday, 26 October, 2017, The Promise of a ‘Great City’ in the Desert and Mountains of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Future Megacity ‘NEOM’ Will Be Listed Publicly, Crown Prince Says:

(Excerpts): Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion ultra-high-tech future megacity, named NEOM, is part of the kingdom’s mechanism to rid itself from oil-dependency, the crown prince told Reuters in an interview late on Wednesday. The 26,500-square km (10,230-square mile) business and industrial zone will sit on the intersection of three countries, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. It was unveiled on Tuesday at a three-day international investment conference. Adjacent to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba and near maritime trade routes that use the Suez Canal, the zone will serve as a gateway to the proposed King Salman Bridge, which will link Egypt and Saudi Arabia. “The first capitalist city in the world… this is the unique thing that will be revolutionary,” The Crown Prince spoke on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative conference, which has attracted nearly 4,000 delegates from around the world to Riyadh this week. NEOM will be fully owned by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign Public Investment Fund (PIF) until its listing, and will attract investments from companies in renewable energy, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and entertainment, the PIF has said. He said the name mixed “neo”, meaning new, with M, the first letter of the Arabic word for future, or Neo-Mostaqbal; new future. The new city is part of the crown prince’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan to overhaul the economy of Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, and provide jobs for an overwhelmingly young population.

23 January 2018 (author unknown):

It has been known for several years that the Saudi kingdom was in the mood for the destruction of cultural heritage and historical sites, especially in Mecca, in order to erase all old references to Islam and places of this revelation to replace them by ultramodern Western fashion constructions. Thus, since the 1980s, almost all the religious sites and millennial buildings of Saudi Arabia have disappeared. There are many examples: in Mecca, the house of the uncle of the Prophet Mohamed (pbuh), Hamza, gave way to a hotel; the house of Khadija, his first wife, to a public toilet. In Medina, the Jannatul Baqi ‘Cemetery also saw its domes and mosques razed, as well as the disappearance of the tombs or mausoleums of his uncle, aunts, son, daughter, wives and imams Al-Hassan Ibn Ali, Muhammad al-Baqir, Ali Zayn al-Abidin and Ja’far al-Sadiq. And had it not been for the warnings and threats of many Muslim countries, with Iran in the forefront, the grave of the Prophet would also have been destroyed. Today, the Mecca Royal Clock Tower, part of an ultra-modern complex with a shopping center, luxury hotels and car parks, overlooks the Kaaba, which seems to be miniaturized amidst this giant glass. This “cultural massacre” is a real insult to the spirituality of the holiest place in Islam. The entire Hijaz region is gone: sealed or destroyed sites, historic dwellings, mosques and demolished mausoleums etc. In 20 years, the country has become a modern real estate kingdom where hotels, parking lots, and shopping malls have erased all trace of history, so much so that many Muslims ironically compare the holy cities to Las Vegas! Thus, under the pretext of fighting against the cult of the tombs, assimilated to polytheism, or to promote the urban and economic development, they have eliminated all the old traces of Islam. We know today that the Saudis do not intend to stop there. They are now attacking another “Holy Place” of monotheism: Mount Sinai. Recall that today two theses clash about the location of this sacred place where Prophet Moses (pbuh) received the revelation: the most widespread, which is the “official” thesis, says it would be inside the borders of present-day Egypt. The other theory, popularized in particular by the non-academic researcher Ron Wyatt, specialized in biblical archeology, would situate, with supportive arguments, the real Mount Sinai on the Saudi side of the Red Sea, in the area where the mountain called Jabal Lawz is located. Many scientists adhere to this thesis but are, as usual, ostracized and discredited by the official system. However, we know that many excavations, carried out by the Saudi state, were carried out in this place. It is also curious that the area in question was completely closed to public access for many years.

But by a strange coincidence, it is precisely here that the Saudi regime, at the initiative of the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (aka MBS), decided to implement his “pharaonic” project of a new futuristic city, that is called NEOM. A mind-blowing high-tech mega city on the shores of the Red Sea, with a budget of $500 billion, whose stated goal is to bring the kingdom into the 21st century. NEOM aims to build an ultra-connected economic area of ​​26,500 km² affecting Jordan and Egypt. This real city will be powered by solar and wind energy, and will soon welcome “more robots than inhabitants,” said Mohammed bin Salman, at a conference on the occasion of his “Future Investment Initiative” that was held in Riyadh last October. Did he want to prepare us for the idea that this city could be led by a form of artificial intelligence? It is also during this high-technology summit that first robot with a nationality, Saudi in this case, called “Sophia” was presented; another coincidence? The heir proudly adds that the “largest cultural, sports, and entertainment city in the kingdom” will open its doors to offer “carefully selected quality activities”. This true technology and entertainment “paradise” will be in transition free of Saudi laws. Indeed, NEOM will be a private zone with its own rules where it seems obvious that the values ​​of Islam will not be the priority. Abuse and transgression will certainly be appropriate in this Wahhabi-Zionist materialistic Garden of Eden. But the question we must ask ourselves is why is it in this specific place that they want to implement this project? What are they looking for? Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman is known to have recently expressed his desire to push the kingdom towards a “moderate and open” version of Islam, in an aggiornamento that would move us from IS Wahhabism to that of Las Vegas. A terrestrial totally materialistic paradise.

The country’s visionary Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, wants the £373 billion futuristic megacity to be Saudi Arabia’s next economic powerhouse. The project, dubbed NEOM, is part of the young prince’s vision of social and economic changes that he wants to put in place to create a more progressive future for Saudi Arabia. The megacity is Prince Mohammed’s boldest move yet in his mission to rapidly modernise Saudi Arabia, which has long been ruled by strict religious law and under the influence of hard line religious clerics. He has a plan for social and economic reforms under what he calls Vision 2030, including the NEOM project. Allowing women to drive was another major reform under Vision 2030 and Saudi Arabia may soon bring back cinemas. Prince Mohammed, who was appointed crown prince in June by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is relatively popular among his fellow Saudi millennials, and he knows they are crucial in his vision for his country’s future, in which he also wants to see a more moderate observation of Islam. He told the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh: “We are simply reverting to what we followed — a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions. “70 per cent of the Saudis are younger than 30.”

NEOM Babylon will be built within the Tabuk Region of Saudi Arabia. The Midian mountain range directly intersects NEOM’s geographical footprint in the middle, starting in the Northwest of NEOM and extending to the Southeast end of NEOM. NEOM’s Red Sea coastline, pre-development.

NEOM Babylon: At a Glance:

  • A new vibrant destination on the coast of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, linking Asia, Africa and Europe.
  • Will have its “own rules.”
  • A strategic location of the world’s most important economic arteries will make NEOM a global hub of trade, innovation and knowledge.
  • Will operate independently its own tax and labor laws, and with an autonomous judicial system.
  • NEOM projects will focus on the ‘future’ of human civilization; energy and water, transportation, biotechnology, food, technical and digital sciences, media – media production – entertainment.
  • Futuristic technologies utilized will include; intelligent mobility solutions such as autonomous cars and autopilot aircraft, hyper-loop transportation system, “digital air” – high speed internet, totally electronic government portals to provide all services.
  • Powered totally by renewable energy.
  • The sci-fi city NEOM will be bigger than Dubai and have more robots than humans.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman envisions it as a “civilizational leap for humanity” outside the traditional Saudi constraints and a business hub with advanced manufacturing, biotech, media, and airlines.
  • Full scale e-governance.
  • This megacity with glimmering office towers and expensive first-class hotels is supposed to represent Saudi efforts to transform a nation once swimming in oil money and now facing a severe financial squeeze.
  • The Islamic laws will NOT be adopted in the city.
  • Other faiths can practice, and are welcome in NEOM.
  • Non-Muslims can drink alcohol.
  • Movie theaters.
  • No religious police.
  • Women in public without an abaya.
  • Businesses open during prayer.
  • Workplace gender integration.
  • Lashes administered for certain criminal offences.
  • Apostasy (Islamic) is a crime punishable by death.
  • Homosexuality is illegal.
  • Dynastic, autocractic rulers.
  • 17X size of London.
  • 22X size of New York.
  • Will be powered entirely by wind and solar energy.
  • The city will sit close to the maritime trade routes that use the Suez Canal.
  • The City will operate outside of Saudi Arabia’s “existing governmental framework,” meaning, the current restraints made by the country’s laws (Saudi Arabia) will be ineffective in NEOM.
  • Boost the Saudi economy and create jobs for millions of young people.
  • First capitalist city in the world, this unique thing will be revolutionary.
  • Proselytizing (convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one   religion, belief, or opinion to another) is prohibited.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said: “This project is not a place for any conventional investor, this is a place for dreamers who want to do something in the world. “The strong political will and the desire of a nation. All the success factors are there to create something big in Saudi Arabia.”

The Promise of Location:

  • A new vibrant destination on the coast of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, linking Asia, Africa and Europe.
  • A strategic location of the world’s most important economic arteries will make NEOM a global hub of trade, innovation and knowledge.
  • 70% of the world’s population can reach NEOM within eight (8) hours by flight.
  • Billed as the ‘Crossroads of the World.’
  • 10% of world trade flows through the Red Sea.
  • A prominent, centralized location within the Middle East.
  • Scenic beaches along the coastlines of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba.
  • Scenic and majestic mountain range running through the middle of NEOM, up to 2,500 meters.
  • NEOM will sit on seven crowns, or tall mountains located in the center of NEOM.
  • Highest average annual amount of sunshine throughout all of Saudi Arabia.
  • Perfect location to take advantage of high-tech, renewable, solar energy technologies that are dependent on the sun.
  • Located directly within the Biblical lands of antiquity.
  • Located in Saudia Arabia, one of the most stable countries in the Middle East.
  • Entire footprint of NEOM sits within the lands promised to Israel, by God, from antiquity.

The Promise of Scope:

World beating Quality of Life:

  • Energy and water.
  • Mobility.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Food.
  • Advanced Manufacturing.
  • Media.
  • Entertainment.
  • Technological and Digital Sciences.
  • Living as NEOM’s foundation.
  • Automated driving and passenger drones.
  • Novel food growing and processing practices.
  • Repetitive and arduous tasks automated and handled by robots.
  • All services and processes are 100% automated.
  • Free world class online education.
  • Wireless high speed internet.
  • Full-scale e-governance.
  • City powered by renewable energy.
  • Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.
  • $500 Billion investment.

The Promise of a Great City:

  • The largest size city in the world (based on planned square miles or km).
  • No other city like it in the world!
  • 26,500-square km (10,230-square mile).
  • 17X size of London.
  • 22X size of New York.

 Seven-fold References to Babylon as a ‘great city’:

  1. … “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” (Rev. 14:8). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” (Rev. 17:18). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgement come.” (Rev. 18:10). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “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.” (Rev. 18:16). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!” (Rev. 18:18). (Emphasis added).
  6. … “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.” (Rev. 18:19). (Emphasis added).
  7. “And a mighty angel 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.” (Rev. 18:21). (Emphasis added).

Commentary:great city” is a descriptive reference for the physical city of Babylon. This is not a descriptive reference to Mystery Religion Babylon. It serves as a home-base for the Mystery Religion of Babylon. It possibly serves as the capital for the Babylon kingdom. The throne (or one of the thrones) of the beast is believed to be in this city. The city is decked out in massive, earthly wealth and material splendor. The glory of Jesus Christ or God is not found anywhere in Babylon City.  Worship of Jesus Christ and God is not found anywhere in the city. The city is home to all sorts of foul, evil/unclean spirits and likewise men. As far as the values of evil men, the great city of Babylon has it all. Everything evil can be found in Babylon City, the “great city.” Nonetheless, Babylon City is crushed within one hour during the Day of the Lord’s return. A massive, worldwide eqrthquake splits this city into three parts. The destruction so great and consuming, that smoke of her burning can be seen many miles away at sea. Businessmen and merchants don’t want to go anywhere near the “great city” because they are afraid that they might receive the same fate due to association. They lament, because their best customer just got hammered and their gravy train has ended. Thus, their profits and gain have so ended. So much for the “great city.” It was quickly thrown away and destroyed just like a giant mill-stone thrown into the nearby sea. Never to be found again.

 The Promise of Attraction & Appeal:

Geography:

  • 70% of the world’s population live in the vicinity of a 8 hour flight.
  • Close to white sandy beaches and historical monuments.
  • Mountain and ocean vistas.
  • Located on the Red Sea, with up to 10% of the world shipping trade passing this gateway.
  • Axis point that connects 3 continents (Asia, Europe, Africa).
  • King Salman Bridge will Asia and Africa.
  • Long beaches, valleys and deserts cradled by mountains all located in north-western Saudi Arabia.

Climate:

  • NEOM is 10 degrees cooler on average than the rest of GCC countries.
  • Cooler winds coming in from the Red Sea.
  • Largest average annual amount of sunshine in all of Saudi Arabia.
  • Temperate climate.

Residents:

  • Creating the world’s most livable destination.
  • Smart initiatives and e-governance.
  • Shaping the future of urban design and planning.
  • The destination of opportunities for everyone.
  • Built for entertainment, luxury, leisure and lifestyle living.
  • All faiths and religions are welcome to be practiced.

Business:

  • Utilization of the world’s best and greatest technologies.
  • Totally solar powered.
  • Advanced transportation technology.
  • Totally connected to global markets.
  • Effective investment and business incentives.
  • Commercial laws based on best in class global standards.
  • An infrastructure that stimulates future innovation and technology.
  • Next generation supply chain and connectivity infrastructure.

Seven-fold Dooms on Babylon City:

  1. All plagues come in one day, one hour, death, mourning, famine, burning with fire. (Rev. 18:8, 10)
  2. The great city is divided into three parts by the great earthquake on the Day of the Lord. (Rev. 16:19)
  3. No music (entertainment) will be heard. (Rev. 18:22)
  4. No craftsman (industry) will be found. (Rev. 18:22)
  5. No millstone (delicious dining, restaurants) will be found. (Rev. 18:22)
  6. No light (artificial or natural) will shine. (Rev. 18:23)
  7. Voice of the bridegroom and bride (marriages) will not be heard. (Rev. 18:23)

Commentary: These verses describe what happens to the capital city of an evil empire, when God brings his ‘celestial hammer of wrath’. The city gets hammered and pounded into oblivion. (Rev. 18:21) … “And a mighty angel 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.” The great pride of the great city (entertainment, renewable energy, delicious dining, marriages, splendor, industry) disappear within an hour. These Biblical prophecies match up PRECISELY with the promise of NEOM Babylon! An earthquake splits the city into three parts. The burning and smoke from the city can be seen for many miles offshore by sailors, and captains of vessels who transported wealth to Babylon’s docks. (Rev. 17:17).

Seven-fold Luxuries of Babylon City:

  1. Luxury metals and stones (fine gold, silver, precious stones, pearls). (Rev. 18:12)
  2. Luxury clothing (fine linens, silks, color dyes). (Rev. 18:12)
  3. Luxury building materials (precious woods, ivory, brass, iron, marble). (Rev. 18:12)
  4. Luxury produce (exquisite herbs, fragrances, ointments, wine, oil, flour, wheat). (Rev. 18:13)
  5. Luxury meat products / animals (beasts, sheep, horses). (Rev. 18:13 )
  6. Luxury cars and transportation (chariots). (Rev. 18:13)
  7. Human slave trade and sex-trafficking (slaves and souls of men). (Rev. 18:13) 

Commentary: This looks like today’s shopping list of the rich and famous, and of the political and financial elite of the world. I believe this covers everything materialistic that is generally valued around the world today (and in the future). There is nothing mundane, routine or common among these ‘delicacies’. Babylon is built on luxurious living and is the center of worldwide trade of these items and merchandise. These things are literally brought into Babylon by the ‘ship loads’ (Rev. 18:17-19), “For in one hour 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.” (Empahsis added). These items are considered luxurious because they are extremely expensive! Rev. 18:19, “the great city was made rich by all the ships of the sea by reason of her costliness.” (Emphasis added). The people in Bablyon are extremely materialistic and glorify themselves through their wealth, but are spiritually evil and bankrupt. Demand for luxury items is so great that merchants of the earth have become wealthy themselves by providing these luxuries Rev. 18:3, “and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” (Emphasis added). Both supply (merchants) and demand (people in Babylon) worship the created things and not God, the Creator. The worship of and reliance on luxury items plays right into the hands of the Mystery Religion of Babylon (Mystery Babylon). Keep in mind that all these players (merchants and Babylon citizens), all have the mark of the beast and his system. They are allowed to sell and buy through the complicity and authority of the antichrist’s economic machinations via having his mark, name or number. Hypothetically speaking, I wouldn’t be surprised if the wealthy in Babylon view the antichrist’s mark as a luxury brand symbol or something equivalent. Sad, very sad (understatement).

Interestingly, there is a parallel condemnation of wealth and materialism regarding the church of Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22). During the time when John received the Revelation of Jesus Christ, Laodicea was a leading banking center, and known for manufacturing garments made from a soft, black wool. Additionally, Laodicea was also home to a famous medical school that specialized in the treatment of eye diseases. The city had a lot going for it economically. The Laodicea church also benefited financially from the surrounding strong economy. The city was so strong financially, that in AD 60 when it was destroyed by an earthquake, Laodicea paid for its own reconstruction instead of asking Rome for rebuilding funds. As a result of the Laodecian church’s self-sufficiency and affluence, they received a strong rebuke from Jesus. The church considered itself wealthy and self-sufficient, instead, Jesus viewed this church very differently. He saw this church as “wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked”, using metaphors from the local economy that surrounded the church. “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” (Rev. 3:17) (emphasis added). While the church thought it had everthing, it had nothing. They confused material prosperity and comfort with spiritual health and security. The Bible teaches that the rich (and the very obsenely rich, by today’s standards) are often tempted to rely upon themselves, while the poor often turn to the Lord for help. Jesus challenges his people to trust in Him rather than in material possessions, and to use things to meet the needs of others (Deut. 8:10-14; Prov. 30:8-9; Matt. 6:19-24; Luke 12:13-21; 1 Tim. 6:6-10, 17-19). Physical wealth and comfort can foster spiritual complacency and self-reliance. Affluence tempts us to forget God. The message to the church of Laodicea illustrates the power of forgetting God, do to materialistic affluence.

From an economic point of view, the parallel between NEOM Babylon and Laodicea is staggering. The rebuke that Jesus gave the church of Laodicea is generally considered to be one of the stronger (est) rebukes given to the five churches who were in need of correction. Keep in mind that Jesus’ rebuke was to those members in his own house (church). NEOM Babylon has the same evil symptons, but on steroids! Citizens of NEOM Babylon and worshippers of Mystery Babylon are swimming in luxury, wealth, materialism and self-suffiency. Greed is rampant.  They are not members of Jesus’ church and they do not acknowledge or worship the Creator who made the material wealth they worship and enjoy. Revelation 18:7 indicates, “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously. ” (Emphasis added). God is not remotely on their spending or spiritual radar. They are utterly deceived by their materialism and love of luxury and ‘delicious living’. Since Jesus strongly rebuked the Loadicean church members, how much more so will God pour out His wrath on NEOM Babylon, who openly rejects him for the love of wealth? The Loadicean church received rebuke from Jesus, NEOM Babylon will receive total destruction by God. This should be a message to today’s churches who preach the prosperity gospel. God is not against a person being prosperous, however, he is against the amount of prosperity that fosters complacency and self-sufficiency. Or, acquisition of wealth to the point of fostering wealth worship (greed) at the expense of forgetting one’s relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

The Promise of Mystery Religion Co-Existence:

  • The Islamic laws will NOT be adopted in the city.
  • Open to the world and all world religions (Mystery Religion Babylon).
  • Proselytizing (convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another) is prohibited.
  • No religious police.
  • The City will operate outside of Saudi Arabia’s “existing governmental framework,” meaning, the current restraints made by the country’s laws will be ineffective in NEOM.
  • Will have its “own rules.”
  • Non-Muslims can drink alcohol.
  • Businesses open during prayer.
  • Dynastic, autocractic rulers.
  • Lashes administered for certain criminal offences.
  • Apostasy (Islam) is a crime punishable by death.
  • Homosexuality is illegal.
  • The megacity is Prince Mohammed’s boldest move yet in his mission to rapidly modernize Saudi Arabia, which has long been ruled by strict religious law and under the influence of hard line religious clerics. Prince Mohammed, who was appointed crown prince in June by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is relatively popular among his fellow Saudi millennials, and he knows they are crucial in his vision for his country’s future, in which he also wants to see a more moderate observation of Islam. He told the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh: “We are simply reverting to what we followed — a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions. “70 per cent of the Saudis are younger than 30. Honestly, we won’t waste 30 years of our life combating extremist thoughts. We will destroy them now and immediately.” In a subsequent interview with The Guardian, Prince Mohammed said the past three decades had seen his country ruled by rigid doctrines that came about in reaction to the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979 — and the time for that was over. He said: “What happened in the last 30 years is not Saudi Arabia. What happened in the region in the last 30 years is not the Middle East. “After the Iranian revolution in 1979, people wanted to copy this model in different countries, one of them is Saudi Arabia. We didn’t know how to deal with it. And the problem spread all over the world. Now is the time to get rid of it.”

Mystery Religion Babylon = All the world’s false religious doctrines, idol worship, false religious worship, idols made out of wood, gold, silver, metal; blasphemous creeds, devils, spiritualism, self-deification. These are all the world’s “ism’s”. Welcome to Mystery Religion Babylon! You will NOT find the gospel of Jesus Christ or the worship of Jesus Christ or God. That which is created is worshiped, not the creator.  Human sin and the forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ is but a story, a fable that died with the Christian religion. When Christ returns at his second coming at the end of the Tribulation, will he find any faith on earth? Luke 18:8 … “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Lord of Heaven Son or Messiah Queen of Heaven
Summerian Nimrod Tammuz Semiramis
Israelites Baal Tammuz Ashtoreth
Phoenicians EL Bacchus Astarte
Babylon Belus Tammuz Rhea, Ishtar
Assyria Ninus Hercules Beltis
Greece Zeus Dionysius Aphrodite
Rome Jupiter Attis Cybele, Diana
Egypt Ra Osiris, Horus Isis, Hathor
India Vishnu Krishna Isi, Devaki
China Pan-Ku YI Heng-O, Matsoopo
Mexico Teotl Quetzalcoatl Coattlicue
Scandanavia Odin Balder Friig, Greyda

Pagan ancestors to today’s ‘modern’ religions: Mystery Religion Babylon = Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Humanism, Hedonism, Catholicism, Islamism, New Ageism, Satanism, Materialism, Idolism, Paganism, Sexualism, Environmentalism, Transcendentalism, Confucianism, Alienism, Sciencism, Pantheism, Polytheism, Animism, Gnosticism, Arianism, Legalism, Wiccanism, Deism, Transhumanism, Transgenderism. Do as thou pleases. Worship whatever. Anything goes. Truth is relative. Anything is fair game. There is no objective truth. Man is god. Man makes his own rules. Man worships himself. No such thing as sin, no need for salvation. Live for today. All man made, false, blasphemous religions of worship. Man worships that which he creates, not Him who created man. Man wants to ignore God or deny that He exists. Man does not believe he needs to be saved from anything.

The gospel of Jesus Christ (acceptance of the foreiveness of sins through Christ, the shedding of his blood and resurrection) will not be toleratred or accepted among all the other false religions, doctrines and worship practices of those in Babylon NEOM. For 3 ½ years (first half of the seven year tribulation period), the beast/antichrist and false prophet promote all false religions worldwide. Do as thou pleases. However, beheading/martrydom is reserved only for professing Christians, who do not worship the beast or his image, nor take his mark, name, number. The beast/antichrist, positively, absolutely, is threatened by Christianity and anything to do with Christ/God, and will do everything in his power to destroy it around the world and in Babylon NEOM. The Christian Bible is the only written source of spiritual guidance on earth that strongly and vehemently prohibits against worshiping the beast, his image, and taking his mark, name or number. Every other religious doctrine on earth will have no problem whatsoever in doing that which is prohibited in the Bible, the word of God. That is because every other religious whore is false, not true and rejects the objective truth. There is no discernment of the truth or of the objective word of God.

Seven-fold Acknowledgement of the Tribulation Saints (Martyrs): Those rejected/killed by Babylon NEOM, the beast/antichrist and false prophet.

  1. … “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.“ (Rev. 6:9-11). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.“ (Rev. 12:11). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” (Rev. 13:15). (Emphasis added).
  4. “ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Rev. 14:12-13). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, having the harps of God.“ (Rev. 15:2). (Emphasis added).
  6. “For true and righteous are his judgements: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.“ (Rev. 19:2). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.“ (Rev. 20:4). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: The Bible makes it abundantly clear that the Tribulation Saints are those people that become Christians during the period of the Antichrist’s reign on earth, over the seven (7) year period. How do they become Saints in the eyes of Christ? They believe in and accept Christ as their Savior and for the forgiveness of their sins. They do NOT take the mark of the beast or the antichrist. They do NOT worship the beast/antichrist. They do NOT worship his image. They DO witness to the word of God and Jesus. They ARE martryed by beheading for believing in Jesus and witnessing for Him. They DO share in many of blessings and rewards that are also awarded to Christians from the Church Age. There is a very clear distinction between Christians redeemed by Christ prior to the Tribulation period, and those Christians redeemed during the Tribulation period. It is clear that they have to come to a saving grace knowledge of Jesus Christ, withstood the best efforts of Satan/Antichrist/False Prophet to thwart their salvation, and are beheaded for their belief and witnessing in Jesus Christ.

Three-fold References to White:

  1. White Raiment. (Rev. 4:4). Twenty-four (24) Elders.
  2. White Robes. (4X). (Rev. 6:11, 7:9, 7:13 and 7:14). Tribulation Saints.
  3. White Linen. (3X). (Rev. 15:6, 19:8 and 19:14). Church Saints and Angels.

Commentary: White raiment is used to describe what the twenty-four 24 elders are wearing in God’s throne room. White robes are used to describe what the Tribulation Saints are given. White linen is used to describe the clothing of Church Saints and Angels. White is symbolic for righteousness. “White Robes” is referenced four (4) times, “White Linen” is reference three (3) times. Within these three verses are three references to “white” and three references to a form of clothing. This another “double of a double” (3+3) of three (3). The group of four (4) entities identified; 24 elders, Tribulation Saints, Church Saints and Angels all have the righteousness of Christ and participate in his government in heaven and on earth.

Four-fold Reference to Robes:

  1. “And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” (Rev. 6:11). (Emphasis added).
  2. “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” (Rev. 7:9). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they.” (Rev. 7:13). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Rev. 7:14). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: White robes are a sign or symbol of righteousness. The people (Tribulation Saints) wearing them are clearly those redeemed by Jesus Christ (made white by the blood of the Lamb), during the Great Tribulation. The fourfold reference of white robes, strongly suggests that this group of saints (Tribulation Saints) are easily identified because they are wearing “white robes”, as opposed to white rainment or white linens that other heavenly beings wear. White robes are given to those who did NOT worship the beast or his image, who did NOT take his image, mark or name, who DID repent and believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior through the forgiveness of their sins, and who were martryed (beheaded) for their testimony of Jesus Christ.

*Seven-fold Exhortations from Christ for Christians to be Overcomers:

  1. “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God“. (Rev. 2:7). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death“. (Rev. 2:11). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving that he receiveth it“. (Rev. 2:17). (Emphasis added).
  4. “And he that overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end will I give power over the nations:“. (Rev. 2:26). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels“. (Rev. 3:5). (Emphasis added).
  6. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon him my new name“. (Rev. 3:12). (Emphasis added).
  7. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne“. (Rev. 3:21). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: These exhortations by Christ are part of the seven (7) blessings offered by Christ to the Christians in his seven (7) Churches throughout the ages, and at the time John the Apostle received the Revelation from Jesus. The fact that Jesus purposely uses the term overcomers is unique. This term or name suggests a battle, or a fight against overwhelming odds. Someone who is an underdog but somehow overcomes the odds to be victorious. Satan is ruler of the earth and his minions do everything they can to defeat mankind from reaching knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Temptations, deceptions, lies, false teachers, false doctrines, distractions, meddling, trickery, excessive wealth, persecution…the list goes on and on. Jesus knows what we are up against, yet we can become overcomers by our acceptance of his offer of grace, through the forgiveness of our sins. He knows that we are human and what is is like to be human (since God became incarnate in flesh as Jesus). He also knows that we will stumble, falter and fail along the way. However, he urges us to keep up the fight with him, to fight “the good fight” and to overcome the traps and pitfalls that Satan puts before us. In the words of Christ, to become overcomers! The desire of Jesus for us to become overwhelmers is so strong that he provides a unique and special reward to each Christian, along with each one of his exhortations. Each blessing is unique and different!

*(Rev. 12:11) … “And they overcame him (beast/antichrist) by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.” (Emphasis added). Jesus didn’t forget his Tribulation Saints! They also receive the designation of “overcomers” because of their belief in Jesus Christ and his gospel. They witnessed of their belief at the cost of losing their lives (beheading) by the antichrist. Jesus’ designation of overcomers is universal for Christians, regardless of whether or not they came from the Church Age or the combined Tribulation Period.

Seven-fold Reference of Rewards for Overcomers:

  1. To Ephesus … “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” (Rev. 2:7). (Emphasis added). (citizenship in heaven, eternal life).
  2. To Smyrna … ”Be though faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.” (Rev. 2:10-11). (Emphasis added). (crown of life, eternal life).
  3. To Pergamum … “To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” (Rev. 2:17). (Emphasis added). (hidden reward, personal acknowledgment by Christ).
  4. To Thyatria … “To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations, that one will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery, just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give that one the morning star. “ (Rev. 2:26-28). (Emphasis added). (shared rulership over nations).
  5. To Sardis … “To the one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name befor my Father and his angels.” (Rev.3:5). (Emphasis added). (eternal salvation, righteousness, public acceptance by Christ).
  6. To Philadelphia … “To the one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.” (Rev. 3:12). (Emphasis added). (citizenship in New Jerusalem, new identification in Christ).
  7. To Laodicea … “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” (Rev. 3:21). (Emphasis added). (shared rulership).

Commentary: At the conclusion or end of each individual letter to each church, Jesus promises a unique blessing to each member of these churches who overcomes. Again, these promises were specific to the Christians at the time John wrote Revelation and are also considered blessings/promises to Christians throughout the ages who overcome. Since there were seven (7) unique letters, there are seven (7) unique blessings or promises. This is not meant to be all inclusive of His promises throughout all of scripture or Revelation. He promises eternal life (tree of life), living in paradise (heaven/New Jerusalem), a crown (life), not hurt by the lake of fire (2nd death), hidden reward, white stone with new name (personal acknowledgement), authority over nations (co-reign), dressed in white (righteousness), name written in the book of life (eternal life, escape white throne judgement), acknowledgement by Christ to the Father, becoming a pillar in the temple of God (citizenship in the New Jerusalem), new name in Christ, the right to sit with Christ on his throne (co-rule). What an amazing list of holy blessings or rewards!

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