The Building of Mystery Babylon!
But first a little about Noah's day.
Just as it was in the days of Noahwill be repeated/and is happening again
the life time of
"But as the days of Noe [Noah] were so shall also the
coming of the Son of Man be." (Matthew 24:37, 37)
That it what this study is all about!
What was happening in the days of Noah?
And what we need to know about it?
We need to know this because Jesus just told
us it is going to happen again at His coming.
This Bible Study was originally written by Roger Christopherson & published at http://www.theseason.org/
You can view our edited study here or as originally writen by Christerson at the address above.
Live Links below to all parts:
Parts            
In this 12 part study we will
The creation of the world
The Kenites and where they
The City and why God said,
"Come out of her, my people,..., and that ye receive not of her
The structure of that great City.
The Cup of God's Wrath.
The Four Hidden Dynasties.
The Nephilim and the Fallen Angels.
Satan and his Scorpions and Vipers.
The Second and the Last Woe.
The Two Witnesses and The Abomination of Desolation.
The coming of the Lord
and The Seventh and Last Trumpet.
Jesus Christ's Millennium Kingdom.
The Judgment Day
The New Eternal Earth.
Caution to students of
God's Word - Please
remember two things when using
our American Wisdom Series studies:
#1. Our commentary is not God's Word. It is only our interpretation or understanding of "His Word" and even though we try our best to be accurate we may or may not be correct. #2. The King James translation, or any other translation, of the original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say. For example: According to the notes in the "Dake's Annotated Reference Bible" the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it? Gen. 1:2 And the earth was (became) without form, ... Having said that, let us continue with our "studies". These studies contain knowledge, we believe, you must have to fully and accurately unlock and understand the Word of God.
May the Holy Spirit be your only guiding light. Sincerely, John Rhine
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; 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 he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Many Christians are completely confused with what is going on around them. They know things are changing rapidly; and things are being turned upside down and inside out.
This study is addressed to those Christians who are willing to open their minds to what the Word of God is telling us about the events of our day.
Many times we wonder why God would allow certain events to happen, and why people carry on the way that they do.
Before our Lord was crucified and rose from the dead, He gave us a warning that reveals the truth about these end times we're living in.
Matthew 23 ended with our Lord telling his disciple’s about His second coming. These twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ were with him for the past three years, and Jesus told them that He came into the World for the purpose of being crucified. Jesus told these Apostles "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate." Then as that chapter ended, Jesus said in Matthew ; "For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord." Jesus was speaking here of His second advent, when He returns to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, which is and will be at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet, as revealed to apostle John, just as Jesus spoke to him about the day of the Lord in the book of Revelation.
was with his disciples in the
At the top of the warning list given to His disciples was, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For Many shall come in My name, saying; `I am Christ;' and shall deceive many." (Matthew 24:4, 5)
How can you really know and make sure that you are not being deceived?
By verifying what people are saying with the written word of God; your Holy Bible.
Deception will be the foremost thing to guard against in these latter days, with all the signs and seals that are taking place all around us, those that are sealed with the truth of the entire Bible, God's Word in their minds simply will not be deceived.
Many claim to know and write in their books about future events, yet later they come back with revisions to change what they had told you in the first place, they knew.
We can be sure of one thing because this warning came from the lips of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven but My Father only."
Then Jesus continued;
"But as the days of Noe [Noah] were so
shall also the coming of the Son of Man
be." (Matthew 24:37, 37)
That it what this study is all about!
We must understand that the things that are going on around us today is what was going on in the days of Noah. Those things that were happening then will be common in our day, in this generation of "the parable of the Fig Tree". Jesus warned us in the 32nd verse, "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branches yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh." Remember that the entire subject of the twenty forth chapter of Matthew is the event that will take place just before the return of our Lord, and the parable of the fig tree was one of those things to watch for.
Live Link to- "The Parable of the Fig Tree"
Mark 13:28, 29; "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when her branches is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near,"  "So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh even at the doors." 
is no disagreement that this tender fig tree is that nation of the Jews
Jesus said in Matthew 24:34, 35; "Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."  "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away." 
The one world governmental system established this tender nation, and the superpower of all superpowers stood by to defend this "fig tree" that offered only leaves, but no fruit.
For the past seventy plus years each of us have watched this nation grow its leaves to shade the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ from the World, yet not one piece of fruit leading the souls of this world to the one true Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, "the Messiah, the anointed one"
[#5547 in Strong’s Greek dictionary].
Leaves on a tree shade those under it from the life giving sun, the truth from the word.
The fruit of the fig tree gives life, and the life spoken of here is eternal life in Jesus Christ., but this tiny fig tree nation, that the world calls Israel today, bears no fruit.
God has given us His eternal plan for all times, the eternity in his Word and that plan is written down so we can
read it and not be deceived.
You have the God given right to accept it or refuse it;
and if you accept it, then it becomes essential that you
sow the truths of all His Word
in your mind.
Jesus warned us in Revelation 9:4 that when those "scorpions". in reference to the fallen angels arrival here on earth; "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Knowing the time you are living in, and those things and events that are to take place within that generation is all part of that seal of God that must be in your mind before the coming of Satan and his fallen angels.
Once they have arrived, those without the seal of the truths of all of God's Word will be given over to them.
Revelation 9:5 "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man."
When a scorpion strikes a man, and the venom hits the central nervous system, the man is rendered helpless against the scorpion.
Jesus is telling you that this will be exactly as you will be
against Satan and his fallen angels and their world
government, without the seal of God's Living Word in your
Revelation 9:5 "And it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man."
The time that Satan and his one world system will rule is for five months.
So how is "the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man?" The first thing to understand is that because a scorpion has no stomach, its digestive process is outside its own body. It grabs hold of the subject, paralysis it, and vomits its digestive juices on the subject. While the subject lies helpless, the juices dissolve the subject's body and then the scorpion sucks that food back into itself. The person "man" that has been struck lies helpless through the entire process, unable to think or defend himself.
So notice first that those with the seal of the truth in their mind from verse four are not affected by Satan and his realm, and the sealing must be prior to the coming of Satan. The truth in a person's mind of the Word is the the protective barrier from the poison of that scorpion Satan's deceptions. Once Satan has arrived, then God turns, or gives the men, women and children over to Satan, and this torment comes upon them. Their ignorance of the truth from the Word is their protective barrier, for this act of following Satan in ignorance, not knowing who Satan is, will allow them the right to under go the teaching and instruction of the Millennium age of Christ's kingdom here on earth. So why can't they get the word at that late time when Satan is on earth? Amos 8:11 tells us that; "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread , nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord." The Spirit of our heavenly Father Himself will close their minds to the truth, and turn them over to Satan.
Revelation 9:6 "And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them."
So this is how Satan and his angels will react when they come to this earth. Sure, men will seek the truth but they will not find it. When you have God's Word in your mind and soul, you will not be turned to mush at the striking of Satan's deception. Satan's time of rule will happen for a five months period, and it shall happen in our generation, just as it is written in His Word. So when Jesus gives you power over all your enemies, and if you have faith strong enough to believe, you have nothing to fear today. You will be in charge and in control over anything that will come against you, and be a strong Christian for Almighty God.
The Apostle Paul warned us in Ephesians 6:10, 11; "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might."  "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." 
You put on armor to give yourself protection when a battle is to be fought. And the battle that is spoken of here is that time in the near future when Satan and his fallen angels will be here on earth trying to deceive all the people living here in their flesh and blood bodies. He will be presenting himself as the one true Christ, when in fact he is the fake, the antichrist, or better said; "instead of Christ".
Paul told us exactly what that battle will be about in Ephesians , 13; "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." 
Satan is supernatural, and his angels are supernatural just as he is. They will come into our realm or dimension that human beings exist in, and they will have their supernatural powers to do what they will do to get you to believe that they are God, and his angels. The armor that God has told you to put on is the entire Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation. God's Word is the only warning that will keep you informed as to what the entire plan of God is, so that when our generation faces the presence of those from that darkness and spiritual wickedness, we will see those things for what they are, and where they came from. God is telling you this is going to happen, and it will happen exactly as He told you it would. This is why the "Whole armour of God" is necessary; it is the only thing that will allow you "be able to withstand in the evil day" against Satan.
Satan will use the Scripture to deceive those in our generation that just don't care to take the time to read and study all of the Scripture of God. They say that we are living in New Testament times, and the Old Testament just doesn't matter, and if that is your attitude, you will be deceived. The Old Testament gives us the examples and warnings as how it shall be in these end times. It gives us stories of events that men of God faced in the distant past, and relates them as warning for those of us living in this time of the end. Paul said after reviewing many of the events of the Old Testament, in I Corinthians , 12 "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."  "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." 
When you rely on some tradition or thought that has been peddled down through the years, you are placing your eternal life on a hear-say, and not on the Scriptures. When our Lord taught, He would continually ask; "Haven't you read?"; or say "It is written..." and then go to the writings of a prophet such as Moses, or Daniel or another Old Testament Prophets of God, to give His example. Yet many Christians today would sooner chase after stories of "apples", rather than understand what really happened in the Garden of Eden, when Eve had her two sons. They would rather chase after pie in the sky promises, such as the rapture doctrine, and close their mind to the truth, then read in Ezekiel 13:18-21, what God thinks of those that lead the souls of His people into these fairy tales. "Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; "Behold, I am against your pillows [your coverings; traditions], wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly..."
The Christian world today is in a mode of questioning why they should try to see the truth and put the time in to study all the Scriptures, when they can have the Kenites do their thinking for them. [Most professing Christians don't even know who the Kenites are, or that they are setting the agenda for most of what they are taught in their church; nor do they seem to care!] Thus you have entire ministries and denominations allowing these sons of Satan [the Kenites] to set their agenda for them. Is it any wonder that our nation is turning away from the laws and Commandments of God, as has happened over the past few decades.
The salt of the earth has lost its savor.
God has set up examples that are recorded in the Old Testament that are exact copies of what we are facing today in our daily lives, and He expects those of His elect to read and prepare for the events that are in his eternal plan.
That is what our Bible is, the Plan of God for
this earth age, and on into the next.
It is written down for you to read and understand, and seal away in your mind for those things that are going to come against our generation in these end times!
Expect these things to happen, just as God told Jeremiah to tell the House of Judah to expect to go into the captivity under Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians.
And what do you know?
It happened just as God told Jeremiah it would.
This study is all about the preparation we must have in our minds. We will use only the Scriptures for this study, where we can learn how it was in the days of Noah that our Lord warned us about.
Because in these end times:
"It will be as it was in the days of Noah".
Live Link to- John Rhine's summary of our "Mystery Babylon" study:*#1 Live Link to- #8076 "Let's talk about "The Building of Mystery Babylon"
*#2 Live Link to- #8077 "Let's talk about Creation'"
*#3 Live Link to- #8078 "Let's talk about the 'Kenites' who are building this city"
*#4 Live Link to- #8079 "Let's talk about this city", i.e. Mystery Babyon
*#5 Live Link to- #8080 "Let's events leading up to "The Cup of Wrath"*#6 Live Link to- #8081 "Let's talk about the Nephilim,the fallen angels"
*#9 Live Link to- #8084 "Let's talk about The Two Witnesses and the Abomination of Desolation"*#10 Live Link to- #8085 "Let's talk about "The Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, The Seventh and Last Trump
*#11 Live Link to- #8086 "Let's talk about Jesus Christ's kingdom of the Millennium" Mystery Babylon is destroyed
*#12 Live Link to- #8087 "Let's talk about Judgment Day" Mystery Babylon is ancient history