In a previous message titled "News from Babylon in
2003" we shared how Babylon, Iraq had now become the U.S.
Marines main command post for central Iraq. The significance
of this development was elaborated on from God's prophecies against
Babylon found in Chapters 50 & 51 of the old Testament Book
The latest developments as of a Sept. 4, 2003 Denver Post
article which headlined, "Poland's army takes command in
part of Iraq - move may be preview of...multinational cooperation"
reveals a startling acceleration in the importance attached to
Babylon in these final days.
We quote, "BAGHDAD, Iraq - The United States handed command
of part of southern Iraq to Poland's military Wednesday, the
transfer serving as a somewhat flawed model for the multinational
cooperation the United States seeks...In Babylon, scene of the
transfer to the multinational force led by the Poles, Lt. Gen.
Ricardo Sanchez, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said the United
States hoped to complete the transfer after a reassessment in
"It's absolutely clear to a military commander that the
most vulnerable period is when he is in a period of transition,"
the general told reporters after the ceremony...The transfer
to a multinational force - 9,500 troops from 21 countries, many
of whom sent only small contingents - took place in an amphitheater
within the ruins of ancient Babylon, now the military headquarters
for central Iraq.
The amphitheater was built by Hussein on the ruins of the
original theater, which was erected by Alexander the Great around
The area of the ruins, which tradition holds was the site
of the Tower of Babel, seemed to live up to its name on Wednesday,
with some speeches in Arabic being translated only into Polish.
Poland is the third country, after the United States and Britain,
to become an occupying power."
Considering what is prophesied in the Holy Scriptures for
the fate of Babylon in thee last days, the pondering of recent
events causes one to marvel at the time we are living.
Babylon not only stands in its original site in these last
days as was required by God's Word, but has now been elevated
to the invading forces central command center and the chosen
city to begin the establishment of a multinational presence in
Consider the majesty of God as the nations who were originally
divided by God at this very place in Genesis Ch. 11 are now being
regathered at this same place in preparation for the days of
God's judgment. One would think the world would recognize the
significance of these developments in light of God's Word, but
the truth is the world will not.
Soon something will be found under Babylon that will cause
the nations of the world to utterly destroy her with fire. According
to the prophecies found in Chapters 50 & 51 of Jeremiah.
Proof that something lies buried and shielded from the eyes
underneath Babylon is evidenced by the gathering of the nations
within her rebuilt walls and God's Word that declares these nations
will be used to destroy her. The nations gathering in Babylon
will not be attacking themselves when the time of Babylon's destruction
Something is going to drastically change the status quo of
these occupying forces when they suddenly go from occupiers of
Babylon to her destroyers.
We believe thee gathering troops in Babylon are in the greatest
of danger. For when Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction,
and perhaps Saddam himself is found concealed under Babylon these
forces will be a primary target for elimination and "As
Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon
the slain of all the earth shall fall" (Jer. 51:49).
It will be after this war, we propose, the Anti-Christ will
appear on the world scene to inaugurate the final 7 year period
before the return of Jesus Christ with a covenant with Israel.
Today is the day to put your faith in the only Savior Jesus
Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Jesus can call His Church
to heaven at any moment - you don't want to be left behind (I