In Revelation 19, The “Whore” Is Jerusalem

Rev 19:2 For true & righteous are His (God’s) judgments: for He has judged the great whore (Jerusalem), who corrupted the earth (the land) with her fornication, & has avenged the blood of His servants on her.

Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in the heaven [the sky], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 19:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:2  For true and righteous are His judgments: for He has judged the great whore [Jerusalem], who corrupted the earth [the land] with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants on her.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 19:2 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up forever and ever [her smoke goes up to the ages of the ages].

Rev 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

Rev 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you His servants, and those fearing Him, both small and great.

Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for has reigned the Lord the God of us the Almighty [the Ruler of the universe].

Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him [God]: for the marriage of the Lamb [Christ] is come, and his wife [the church] has made herself ready.

Rev 19:7 makes it very clear that Christ is not God.

Rev 19:8 And to her [the church] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Rev 19:9 And he [the angel (messenger) from Rev 17:1] saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him [the angel (messenger)]. And he said unto me, do not do that: I am a fellow servant of you, and of your brothers [the church] that have the testimony of Yeshua: worship God: for the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev 19:11 And I saw the heaven [the sky] opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

The Greek word “ouranon” for “heaven” in Rev 19:11 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:11 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture [robe] dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word [the] of God.

Rev 19:11-13 is talking about Christ.

Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in the heaven [the sky] followed him [Christ] upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 19:14 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:14 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:15 And out of his [Christ’s] mouth goes forth a sharp sword, that with it he should strike down the nations [heathen world]: and he will rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fury and of the wrath of God the Almighty [the Ruler of the universe].

Rev 19:15 shows that Christ is not God. God rules the nations (the heathen world) through Christ, God gave Christ that authority.

The “heathen world” that is spoken about in Rev 19:15 are the people that were alive during the time Revelation was written.

In Rev 17 and 18, Jerusalem received her judgment from God by God using the Romans to destroy Jerusalem, now in Rev 19, God uses Christ to “strike down” the heathen world, the heathen world was the Roman world, the Roman world was led by the Roman Empire, Rev 19 speaks about how God uses Christ to “strike down” the Roman Empire.

Rev 19:16 And he [Christ] has on his vesture [robe] and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

Rev 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun (sun light); and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (mid-sky), Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

The sun is said to be in mid-heaven, when it has reached the meridian, mid-heaven, the highest point in the heavens, which the sun occupies at noon. where what is done can be seen and heard by all. (Thayers Greek Lexicon)

The Amplified Bible’s translation of Rev 19:17 is the closest to the Greek text.

Rev 19:17 Amp Bible Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun’s light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God,

Rev 19:18 That you might eat [the] flesh of kings, and flesh of commanders, and [the] flesh of captains, and [the] flesh of horses and their riders, and [the] flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great!

Rev 19:18 is talking about what Rev 13:16 says.

Rev 13:16 And it [the false prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark [the mark of the beast (the mark of the Roman Empire) in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

“the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, small and great!” spoken of in Rev 19:18 are the people that received the mark of the beast (the mark of the Roman Empire) that Rev 13:16 talks about.

In Rev 19, God has Christ kill all who received the mark of the beast [the mark of the Roman Empire].

The number of the beast that is spoken of in Rev 1318 is a number of a man, that man is Nero Caesar. The “beast” that is spoken about in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar.

In Rev 13:18 John shows who the beast is by using numbers, the numbers of Nero’s name =  666, by using a number to letter code called gematria, John was telling the seven churches that Revelation was written to, that Nero is the beast of Rev 13:1, without saying Nero’s name. The numerical values of the Hebrews letters of Neron Kesar (Nero Caesar) = 666.

A Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar’s name was Nrwn Qsr.

N = 50
R =  200
W = 6
N = 50
Q = 100
S = 60
R = 200

The “mark of the beast” that is written about in Rev 13:16, means that the people pledge their allegiance to the beast, those who pledged their allegiance to Caesar, pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, those who pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, spiritually wore the mark of the Roman Empire, the number of the beast is not a “microchip”. The number of the beast has nothing to do with our time period.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast [the Roman Empire], for the number is that of a man [Nero Caesar]; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

The mark of the beast means that those who pledge allegiance to the Roman Empire, wear the mark of the Roman Empire, in Rev 13, the Roman Empire is led by Nero, God made Nero commit suicide in AD68, 2 yrs before Jerusalem was destroyed, but all the people who continued to pledge their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire long after God had Nero kill himself.

Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast [the Roman Empire], and the kings of the earth [the land], and their armies, gathered together to make [the] war against him [Christ] that sat on the horse, and against his army.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 19:19 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 19:20 And the beast [the Roman Empire] was taken, and with it the false prophet [the 2nd beast of Rev 13] who performed miracles before it, with which it [the false prophet] deceived them that had received the mark of the beast [the mark of the Roman Empire]  and them that worshiped it’s [the Roman Empire’s] image. These both were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The English translation of Rev 19:20 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 19:20 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

The “beast” spoken of in Rev 19:20 is the Roman Empire led by Caesar.

The “false prophet” in Rev 19:20 is the second beast that Rev 13:11 speaks of.

The English translation of Rev 13:11 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 13:11 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

The first beast in Rev 13 is the Roman Empire empowered by the dragon (the dragon is Rome), so in Rev 19:20 both beasts of Rev 13 are cast into the lake of fire. The dragon (Rome) is cast into the lake fire in Rev 20:10.

Rev 19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword of him [Christ] that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Rev 19:20-21 talk about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord is when God destroys the ungodly people by fire, 2 Pet 3:7 talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after God used the Romans to destroy Jerusalem in AD70.

Revelation is about things that happened before Jerusalem was destroyed, Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the “new heavens and new earth” that 2 Peter 3:13 talks about.

The “new heavens and new earth” is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” that is spoken about in Rev 21, is the church, the church are the people that believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (the Christ), that don’t practice sin.

Revelation is not about our time period, everything in Revelation has already happened, everything in the New Testament has already happened.

Rev 13, the number of the beast https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/rev-13-the-number-of-the-beast/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon” in Revelation 17 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

“Babylon” in Revelation 18 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-18-is-jerusalem/

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire. Here is a link to my post that will show that the “day of the Lord” happened after Jerusalem was destroyedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Rev 1:7, 7:14 & 11:2 all prove that Revelation was written before AD70, here is a link to my posts that will show that Revelation was written before AD70https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

The “whole world” that is spoken about in Matt 24:14, Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 is the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show that Matt 24:14 & Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 are talking about the Roman world, not the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

We are not in the “last days”, here is a link to my posts that will show that we are not in the last dayshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen peoplehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/israel-is-not-all-jews/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-kingdom-of-god/

In Revelation 18, Babylon Is Jerusalem

Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] saints, and apostles, and prophets; for God has judged her (Jerusalem) for how she treated you.

Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven (the sky), having great power; and the earth (the land) was lightened with his glory.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:1 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 18:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 18:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, had the Greek word “ouranos” meaning “heavens” been used, that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great [Jerusalem] is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils [demons], and the hold of every foul [unclean] spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

The Greek word for “demons” in Rev 18:2 is neuter gender, that means that demons are not fallen angels. The Greek word for angel is masculine gender, if the Greek word for “demons” were masculine, then “demons would be fallen angels. The Bible does not support the teaching that says, “demons are fallen angels.”

Here is a link to my posts that will show that demons are not fallen angelshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/demons-are-not-fallen-angels/

The Greek word for “foul” in Revelation 18:2 is “akathartos”, “akathartos” means  “impure, unclean (tainted by sin)”, the word “akathartos” is neuter gender, an unclean spirit is a result of sin, an unclean spirit is not a fallen angel.

Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth [the land] have committed fornication with her [Jerusalem], and the merchants of the earth [the land] are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:3 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from the heaven [the sky], saying, Come out of her [Jerusalem], my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 18:4-5 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 18:4-5 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, had the Greek word “ouranos” meaning “heavens” been used, that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached as high as the heaven [the sky], and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Rev 18:6 Pay her [Jerusalem] back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

Rev 18:7 To the degree that she [Jerusalem] glorified herself, and lived in sensual, lustful behavior (self-indulgence), to same degree give her torment and mourning: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will never see mourning.

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her [Jerusalem].

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 18:8 talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, Rev 18:8 proves Revelation was written before AD 70. Rev 17:16, Rev 18:8, and Rev 18:9 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem before it happened. Jerusalem had not yet been destroyed when Revelation was written.

Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth [the land], who have committed fornication and lived in sensual, lustful behavior (self-indulgence) with her [Jerusalem], will weep, and mourn over her, when they see the smoke of her burning,

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:9 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon [Jerusalem], that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

The word “hour” in Rev 18:10 does not necessarily mean that Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:10 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite“season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth [the land] shall weep and mourn over her [Jerusalem]; for no one buys their merchandise any more:

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:11 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Rev 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,

Rev 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city [Jerusalem], that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

Rev 18:17 For in one hour has been made desolate such great wealth. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

The word “hour” in Rev 18:17 does not necessarily mean that Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:17 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite“season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 18:17 confirms what Rev 17:16 says about Jerusalem being made “desolate”, Revelation 17:16 and Rev 18:17 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem.

Rev 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city [Jerusalem]!

Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Alas, alas that great city [Jerusalem], wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour she has been made desolate.

Rev 17:16, Rev 18:17 and Rev 18:19 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem.

The word “hour” in Rev 18:19 does not necessarily mean Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:19 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite“season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] saints, and apostles, and prophets; for God has judged her [Jerusalem] for how she treated you.

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 [Jerusalem] be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Rev 18:22 And the sound of harpists, and musicians, and flute-players, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone [a hand-mill used for grinding grain with a stationary, lower stone ground against an upper stone that was turned] shall be heard no more at all in you [Jerusalem];

Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth [the land]; for by your sorceries [seductions and deceptions of idolatry] were all nations deceived.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:23 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:24 And in her [Jerusalem] was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth [the land].

“Babylon” in Rev 18 is Jerusalem, Jerusalem made an alliance with the beast (the Roman Empire), and then the 10 kings that gave their power and authority to the Roman Empire in Rev 17:13, destroyed Jerusalem.

Some of Revelation is not written in chronological order, so it won’t make sense if one reads Revelation like one would read a book, for example Rev 17 talks about how the ten kings destroyed Jerusalem (Rev 17:16) , and then Rev 18:8 explains that the destruction of Jerusalem is God’s judgement, God used the Romans to destroy Jerusalem, and Rev 18 further describes God’s judgement on Jerusalem.

Rev 14:8 talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, so that shows the reader that some of Revelation is not written in chronological order, it is because some of Revelation is not written in chronological order that people get confused when they read Revelation.

There is only one “great city” also known as “Babylon” that is destroyed in Revelation and that city is Jerusalem. The destruction of Jerusalem happened, and then the day of the Lord happened, those 2 events are spoken about in some of the same chapters in Revelation.

When one understands that Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, and that Revelation is about the day of the Lord, and that Revelation is about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord, then Revelation will make sense.

Revelation talks about before the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord.

The new heavens and new earth is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” in Rev 21 is the church, the church (new Jerusalem) are the people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin.

Here is a link to my post that will show that “Babylon” in Rev 17 Is Jerusalemhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

Revelation is about the Roman world, not the planet, the gospel had been preached to every creature under heaven by the time that the book of Colossians was written, Col 1:23 confirms that truth, here is a link to my post that will show that what Christ said in Matt 24:14 has already happenedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

Rev 7:14 & Rev 11:2 both prove Revelation was written before AD70https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

Rev 17, “Babylon” Is Jerusalem

Rev 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls then came and spoke to me, saying, Come with me! I will show you the doom (sentence, judgment) of the great harlot (idolatress) who is seated on many waters,

Rev 17:2  [She] with whom the rulers of the earth [the land] have joined in prostitution (idolatry) and with the wine of whose immorality (idolatry) the inhabitants of the earth [the land] have become intoxicated.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:2 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 17:3  And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns

Rev 17:4  The woman was robed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious stones, and pearls, [and she was] holding in her hand a golden cup full of the accursed offenses and the filth of her lewdness {and} vice.

Rev 17:5  And on her forehead there was inscribed a name of mystery [with a secret symbolic meaning]: Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes (idolatresses) and of the filth {and} atrocities {and} abominations of the earth [the land].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:5 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 17:6  I also saw that the woman was drunk, [drunk] with the blood of the saints (God’s people) and the blood of the martyrs [who witnessed] for Christ. And when I saw her, I was utterly amazed {and} wondered greatly.

Rev 17:7  But the angel said to me, Why do you wonder? I will explain to you the [secret symbolic meaning of the] mystery of the woman, as well as of the beast having the seven heads and ten horns that carries her.

Rev 17:8  The beast that you saw [once] was, but [now] is no more, and it is going to come up out of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and proceed to go to perdition. And the inhabitants of the earth [the land] whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they look at the beast because it [once] was, but [now] is no more, and it is [yet] to come.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:8 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

The English Bible says the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word for “beast” in Rev 17 is neuter gender, therefore the “beast” in Rev 17 is an “it”, not a “he.” The “beast” is the Roman Empire.

Rev 17:9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman [Jerusalem] sits,

The Greek word for “mountains” in Rev 17:9 means “mountain, hill”, so Rev 17:9 can also say, “the seven heads are seven hills” and that would be Rome.

Rev 17:10 and there are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.

Rev 17:10 talks about 7 Roman Caesars, 5 are no longer in power, one is in power, and one has not come into power, and when he comes into power, he will be in power for a little while.

Five have fallen, is a reference to the five Caesars who had died by this time, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius. One is, which is a reference to Nero, the current emperor at the time Revelation is written.

The seventh emperor we are told is a future one who will only lead for a little while. This is a reference to Galba who reigned for seven months during 68-69 CE. However, the eighth king in Rev 17:11 is a bit of a mystery because there are two men who led for a very short time (a few months), Otho and Vitellus. The eighth emperor is more than likely Vespasian who became emperor in 69 CE.

Vespasian was once the mightiest of the Roman generals, but was banished from Nero’s presence, during the time that John was writing, because he left several times during performances while Nero was singing or fell asleep if he remained. He was brought back to power to squelch the Jewish rebellions because of an old-established belief from the Orient that men from Judea would rule the world at this time (Suetonius: De Vita Caesarum–Divus Vespasianus, Section IV). A few short years later, Vespasian became emperor.

Therefore, since Rome had struggled through the reigns of Galba, Otho, and Vitellus, Vespasian’s reign represented a resurrection of the Roman Empire’s power. Vespasian defeated most of Judea and sent his son Titus to destroy Jerusalem.

Rev 17:11 The beast [the Roman Empire] which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is {one} of the seven, and goes into destruction.

The beast is the Roman Empire lead by Caesar, therefore the beast and Caesar are one, the beast is an “it”, and Caesar is a “he”

Rev 17:12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast [the Roman Empire] for one hour.

Rev 17:13 These [the ten kings] have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast [the Roman Empire]

Rev 17:14 These will wage war against the Lamb [Christ] and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with him {are the} called and chosen and faithful.

Rev 17:15 and he [the angel] said to me, the waters which you saw, where the whore [Jerusalem] sits, are peoples and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

The Greek text, “Textus Receptus” says, “And the ten horns, which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore” and the Westcott & Hort Greek text says, “And the ten horns that you saw, and the beast, these shall hate the whore” in Rev 17:16 – the KJB (King James Bible) comes from the TR, all other English translations come from the W&H.

Since the TR was written before the W&H, I am using Rev 17:16 from the KJB.

That’s one example of how the 2 Greek New Testaments are not the same, and that shows that the Greek New Testament has been changed by man.

Rev 17:16 is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD70, Revelation 17:16 proves Revelation was written before AD70.

Rev 17:17 For God has put in their hearts to fufill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast [the Roman Empire], until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

The word “their” in Rev 17:17 is referring to the ten kings that give their power and authority to the beast (the Roman Empire) in Rev 17:13).

Rev 17:18 And the woman who you saw is the great city [Jerusalem], which reigns over the kings of the earth [the land].

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 17:18 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

“Babylon” in Rev 17 is Jerusalem, Jerusalem made an alliance with the beast (the Roman Empire), and then the 10 kings that gave their power and authority to the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem, that’s what Revelation 17 is about. Revelation is not about our time period.

Revelation talks about before the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord, the new heavens and new earth is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” in Rev 21 is the church, the church are the people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin.

Rev 7:14 & Rev 11:2 both prove Revelation was written before AD70https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

Rev 11:2 Proves Revelation Was Written Before 70 AD

Rev 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple & don’t measure it, for it has been given to the nations; & they will tread under foot the holy city (Jerusalem) for 42 months. Rev 11:2 is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem before Jerusalem was destroyed, Rev 11:2 proves Revelation was written before AD 70. Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.

The teaching that says, “Revelation was written after AD 70″ doesn’t agree with Rev 11:2.

Rev 4:1 proves the truth that everything in Revelation hadn’t happened before Revelation was written, which means Revelation wasn’t written after the destruction of Jerusalem.

Rev 4:1  After these things I looked, and behold, a door {standing} open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like {the sound} of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”

Rev 11:1  A reed [as a measuring rod] was then given to me, [shaped] like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar [of incense], and [number] those who worship there.

Rev 11:2  But leave out of your measuring the court outside the sanctuary of God; omit that, for it is given over to the Nations, and they will trample the holy city [Jerusalem] underfoot for 42 months (three and one-half years).

Lk 21:6 & Lk 21:20 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem. The “tribulation” that is spoken of in Matt 24:21 is the destruction of Jerusalem.

It took the Romans three and a half years to destroy Jerusalem.

Lk 21:6  As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

Lk 21:20  But when you [the disciples] see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know {and} understand that her desolation has come near.

Matt 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be

Matt 24:34  Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

The statement, “this generation will not pass until all these things take place” in Matt 24:34 is referring to the time period of the disciples, it is not referring to our time period, we are not that generation, we are not in the “last days”.

The truth is, Revelation was not written for this time period, Revelation was written to only seven churches in Asia that were alive during the time that Revelation was written (Rev 1:4 & Rev 1:11).

Rev 1:4  John to the seven churches which are in Asia

Rev 1:11 what you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

Everything that is written in Revelation was to happen quickly (Rev 1:1, Rev 22:10, Rev 22:12 & Rev 22:20).

Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Yeshua Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Rev 22:10  “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.”

Rev 22:12  “Behold, I [Christ] am coming quickly, and my reward {is} with me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”

Revelation was written before AD 70, that means that everything in Revelation has already happened.

Anyone that says Revelation is about this time period is adding to the book, Rev 22:18 is a warning to anyone that adds to the book.

Rev 22:18  I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

Rev 22:19  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

Rev 22:20  He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Yeshua.

There is another verse in Revelation that proves Revelation was written before AD 70, that verse is Rev 1:7, here is a link to my post about Rev 1:7, this link will also lead to more links to my posts that will show that Matt 24:14 does not say the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet & then the planet will be destroyed, & that will show that we are not in the last days, & that will show that the tribulation & the day of the Lord has already happened https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/rev-17-proves-revelation-was-written-before-ad70/

Rev 11:2 Proves Revelation Was Written Before AD 70

Rev 11:2 Leave out the court which is outside the temple & don’t measure it, for it has been given to the nations; & they will tread under foot the holy city (Jerusalem) for 42 months. Rev 11:2 is talking about the destruction of Jerusalem before Jerusalem was destroyed, Rev 11:2 proves Revelation was written before AD 70. Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70.

The teaching that says, “Revelation was written after AD 70″ doesn’t agree with Rev 11:2.

Rev 4:1 proves the truth that everything in Revelation hadn’t happened before Revelation was written, which means Revelation wasn’t written after the destruction of Jerusalem.

Rev 4:1  After these things I looked, and behold, a door {standing} open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like {the sound} of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”

Rev 11:1  A reed [as a measuring rod] was then given to me, [shaped] like a staff, and I was told: Rise up and measure the sanctuary of God and the altar [of incense], and [number] those who worship there.

Rev 11:2  But leave out of your measuring the court outside the sanctuary of God; omit that, for it is given over to the Nations, and they will trample the holy city [Jerusalem] underfoot for 42 months (three and one-half years).

Lk 21:6 & Lk 21:20 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem. The “tribulation” that is spoken of in Matt 24:21 is the destruction of Jerusalem.

It took the Romans three and a half years to destroy Jerusalem.

Lk 21:6  As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

Lk 21:20  But when you [the disciples] see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know {and} understand that her desolation has come near.

Matt 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be

Matt 24:34  Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

The statement, “this generation will not pass until all these things take place” in Matt 24:34 is referring to the time period of the disciples, it is not referring to our time period, we are not that generation, we are not in the “last days”.

The truth is, Revelation was not written for this time period, Revelation was written to only seven churches in Asia that were alive during the time that Revelation was written (Rev 1:4 & Rev 1:11).

Rev 1:4  John to the seven churches which are in Asia

Rev 1:11 what you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

Everything that is written in Revelation was to happen quickly (Rev 1:1, Rev 22:10, Rev 22:12 & Rev 22:20).

Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Yeshua Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Rev 22:10  “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.”

Rev 22:12  “Behold, I [Christ] am coming quickly, and my reward {is} with me, to render to every man according to what he has done.”

Revelation was written before AD 70, that means that everything in Revelation has already happened.

Anyone that says Revelation is about this time period is adding to the book, Rev 22:18 is a warning to anyone that adds to the book.

Rev 22:18  I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

Rev 22:19  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

Rev 22:20  He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Yeshua.

There is another verse in Revelation that proves Revelation was written before AD 70, that verse is Rev 1:7, here is a link to my post about Rev 1:7, this link will also lead to more links to my posts that will show that Matt 24:14 does not say the gospel has to be preached to everyone on the planet & then the planet will be destroyed, & that will show that we are not in the last days, & that will show that the tribulation & the day of the Lord has already happened https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/rev-17-proves-revelation-was-written-before-ad70/

In Rev 19, The “Whore” Is Jerusalem

Rev 19:2 For true & righteous are His (God’s) judgments: for He has judged the great whore (Jerusalem), who corrupted the earth (the land) with her fornication, & has avenged the blood of His servants on her.

Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in the heaven [the sky], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 19:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:2  For true and righteous are His judgments: for He has judged the great whore [Jerusalem], who corrupted the earth [the land] with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants on her.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 19:2 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up forever and ever [her smoke goes up to the ages of the ages].

Rev 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

Rev 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you His servants, and those fearing Him, both small and great.

Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for has reigned the Lord the God of us the Almighty [the Ruler of the universe].

Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him [God]: for the marriage of the Lamb [Christ] is come, and his wife [the church] has made herself ready.

Rev 19:7 makes it very clear that Christ is not God.

Rev 19:8 And to her [the church] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Rev 19:9 And he [the angel (messenger) from Rev 17:1] saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him [the angel (messenger)]. And he said unto me, do not do that: I am a fellow servant of you, and of your brothers [the church] that have the testimony of Yeshua: worship God: for the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev 19:11 And I saw the heaven [the sky] opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

The Greek word “ouranon” for “heaven” in Rev 19:11 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:11 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture [robe] dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word [the] of God.

Rev 19:11-13 is talking about Christ.

Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in the heaven [the sky] followed him [Christ] upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

The Greek word “ourano” for “heaven” in Rev 19:14 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 19:14 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, if the Greek word for “heaven” were plural, then that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 19:15 And out of his [Christ’s] mouth goes forth a sharp sword, that with it he should strike down the nations [heathen world]: and he will rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fury and of the wrath of God the Almighty [the Ruler of the universe].

Rev 19:15 shows that Christ is not God. God rules the nations (the heathen world) through Christ, God gave Christ that authority.

The “heathen world” that is spoken about in Rev 19:15 are the people that were alive during the time Revelation was written.

In Rev 17 and 18, Jerusalem received her judgment from God by God using the Romans to destroy Jerusalem, now in Rev 19, God uses Christ to “strike down” the heathen world, the heathen world was the Roman world, the Roman world was led by the Roman Empire, Rev 19 speaks about how God uses Christ to “strike down” the Roman Empire.

Rev 19:16 And he [Christ] has on his vesture [robe] and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

Rev 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun (sun light); and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (mid-sky), Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

The sun is said to be in mid-heaven, when it has reached the meridian, mid-heaven, the highest point in the heavens, which the sun occupies at noon. where what is done can be seen and heard by all. (Thayers Greek Lexicon)

The Amplified Bible’s translation of Rev 19:17 is the closest to the Greek text.

Rev 19:17 Amp Bible Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun’s light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God,

Rev 19:18 That you might eat [the] flesh of kings, and flesh of commanders, and [the] flesh of captains, and [the] flesh of horses and their riders, and [the] flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great!

Rev 19:18 is talking about what Rev 13:16 says.

Rev 13:16 And it [the false prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark [the mark of the beast (the mark of the Roman Empire) in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

“the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, small and great!” spoken of in Rev 19:18 are the people that received the mark of the beast (the mark of the Roman Empire) that Rev 13:16 talks about.

In Rev 19, God has Christ kill all who received the mark of the beast [the mark of the Roman Empire].

The number of the beast that is spoken of in Rev 1318 is a number of a man, that man is Nero Caesar. The “beast” that is spoken about in Rev 13:1 is the Roman Empire led by Nero Caesar.

In Rev 13:18 John shows who the beast is by using numbers, the numbers of Nero’s name =  666, by using a number to letter code called gematria, John was telling the seven churches that Revelation was written to, that Nero is the beast of Rev 13:1, without saying Nero’s name. The numerical values of the Hebrews letters of Neron Kesar (Nero Caesar) = 666.

A Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar’s name was Nrwn Qsr.

N = 50
R =  200
W = 6
N = 50
Q = 100
S = 60
R = 200

The “mark of the beast” that is written about in Rev 13:16, means that the people pledge their allegiance to the beast, those who pledged their allegiance to Caesar, pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, those who pledged their allegiance to the Roman Empire, spiritually wore the mark of the Roman Empire, the number of the beast is not a “microchip”. The number of the beast has nothing to do with our time period.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast [the Roman Empire], for the number is that of a man [Nero Caesar]; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

The mark of the beast means that those who pledge allegiance to the Roman Empire, wear the mark of the Roman Empire, in Rev 13, the Roman Empire is led by Nero, God made Nero commit suicide in AD68, 2 yrs before Jerusalem was destroyed, but all the people who continued to pledge their allegiance to the Roman Empire, wore the mark of the Roman Empire long after God had Nero kill himself.

Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast [the Roman Empire], and the kings of the earth [the land], and their armies, gathered together to make [the] war against him [Christ] that sat on the horse, and against his army.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 19:19 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 19:20 And the beast [the Roman Empire] was taken, and with it the false prophet [the 2nd beast of Rev 13] who performed miracles before it, with which it [the false prophet] deceived them that had received the mark of the beast [the mark of the Roman Empire]  and them that worshiped it’s [the Roman Empire’s] image. These both were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The English translation of Rev 19:20 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 19:20 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

The “beast” spoken of in Rev 19:20 is the Roman Empire led by Caesar.

The “false prophet” in Rev 19:20 is the second beast that Rev 13:11 speaks of.

The English translation of Rev 13:11 says that the beast is a “he”, but the Greek word “therion” for the English word “beast” in Rev 13:11 is neuter gender, the Greek word “therion” means “a wild beast, animal”, therefore the “beast” is an “it”, not a “he”.

The first beast in Rev 13 is the Roman Empire empowered by the dragon (the dragon is Rome), so in Rev 19:20 both beasts of Rev 13 are cast into the lake of fire. The dragon (Rome) is cast into the lake fire in Rev 20:10.

Rev 19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword of him [Christ] that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Rev 19:20-21 talk about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord is when God destroys the ungodly people by fire, 2 Pet 3:7 talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after God used the Romans to destroy Jerusalem in AD70.

Revelation is about things that happened before Jerusalem was destroyed, Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation is about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the “new heavens and new earth” that 2 Peter 3:13 talks about.

The “new heavens and new earth” is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” that is spoken about in Rev 21, is the church, the church are the people that believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (the Christ), that don’t practice sin.

Revelation is not about our time period, everything in Revelation has already happened, everything in the New Testament has already happened.

Rev 13, the number of the beast https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/rev-13-the-number-of-the-beast/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/

“Babylon” in Revelation 17 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

“Babylon” in Revelation 18 is Jerusalem https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-18-is-jerusalem/

2 Pet 3:7 isn’t about the planet being destroyed by fire, it’s about people being destroyed by fire, after the nations (heathen world) destroyed Jerusalem, the ungodly people were destroyed by fire. Here is a link to my post that will show that the “day of the Lord” happened after Jerusalem was destroyedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-day-of-the-lord-has-already-happened/

Rev 1:7, 7:14 & 11:2 all prove that Revelation was written before AD70, here is a link to my posts that will show that Revelation was written before AD70https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

The “whole world” that is spoken about in Matt 24:14, Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 is the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will show that Matt 24:14 & Rev 12:9 & Rev 16:14 are talking about the Roman world, not the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

We are not in the “last days”, here is a link to my posts that will show that we are not in the last dayshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/we-are-not-in-the-last-days/

All who live in Israel are not God’s chosen peoplehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/israel-is-not-all-jews/

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/the-kingdom-of-god/

“Babylon” in Rev 18 Is Jerusalem

Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] saints, and apostles, and prophets; for God has judged her (Jerusalem) for how she treated you.

Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven (the sky), having great power; and the earth (the land) was lightened with his glory.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:1 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 18:1 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 18:1 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, had the Greek word “ouranos” meaning “heavens” been used, that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great [Jerusalem] is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils [demons], and the hold of every foul [unclean] spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

The Greek word for “demons” in Rev 18:2 is neuter gender, that means that demons are not fallen angels. The Greek word for angel is masculine gender, if the Greek word for “demons” were masculine, then “demons would be fallen angels. The Bible does not support the teaching that says, “demons are fallen angels.”

Here is a link to my posts that will show that demons are not fallen angelshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/demons-are-not-fallen-angels/

The Greek word for “foul” in Revelation 18:2 is “akathartos”, “akathartos” means  “impure, unclean (tainted by sin)”, the word “akathartos” is neuter gender, an unclean spirit is a result of sin, an unclean spirit is not a fallen angel.

Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth [the land] have committed fornication with her [Jerusalem], and the merchants of the earth [the land] are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:3 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from the heaven [the sky], saying, Come out of her [Jerusalem], my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

The Greek word “ouranou” for “heaven” in Rev 18:4-5 is singular, that means that the word “heaven” in Rev 18:4-5 is not talking about the place where God dwells, instead it is talking about the “sky”, had the Greek word “ouranos” meaning “heavens” been used, that would be talking about the place where God dwells.

Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached as high as the heaven [the sky], and God hath remembered her iniquities.

Rev 18:6 Pay her [Jerusalem] back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.

Rev 18:7 To the degree that she [Jerusalem] glorified herself, and lived in sensual, lustful behavior (self-indulgence), to same degree give her torment and mourning: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will never see mourning.

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her [Jerusalem].

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 18:8 talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70, Rev 18:8 proves Revelation was written before AD 70. Rev 17:16, Rev 18:8, and Rev 18:9 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem before it happened. Jerusalem had not yet been destroyed when Revelation was written.

Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth [the land], who have committed fornication and lived in sensual, lustful behavior (self-indulgence) with her [Jerusalem], will weep, and mourn over her, when they see the smoke of her burning,

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:9 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon [Jerusalem], that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

The word “hour” in Rev 18:10 does not necessarily mean that Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:10 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite“season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth [the land] shall weep and mourn over her [Jerusalem]; for no one buys their merchandise any more:

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:11 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Rev 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,

Rev 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city [Jerusalem], that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

Rev 18:17 For in one hour has been made desolate such great wealth. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

The word “hour” in Rev 18:17 does not necessarily mean that Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:17 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite“season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [the ten kings], which you saw upon the beast [the Roman Empire], these shall hate the whore [Jerusalem], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

Rev 18:17 confirms what Rev 17:16 says about Jerusalem being made “desolate”, Revelation 17:16 and Rev 18:17 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem.

Rev 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city [Jerusalem]!

Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Alas, alas that great city [Jerusalem], wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour she has been made desolate.

Rev 17:16, Rev 18:17 and Rev 18:19 are talking about the destruction of Jerusalem.

The word “hour” in Rev 18:19 does not necessarily mean Jerusalem was destroyed in 60 minutes.

The Greek word hṓra“” for the word “hour” in Rev 18:19 means properly, an hour; (figuratively) a finite“season”; limited time or opportunity to reach a goal (fulfill a purpose); a divinely pre-set time-period; a limited period to accomplish the Lord’s specific purpose, i.e. “the hour” in which specific characteristics prevail exactly like that for a limited time.

Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and [you] saints, and apostles, and prophets; for God has judged her [Jerusalem] for how she treated you.

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 [Jerusalem] be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Rev 18:22 And the sound of harpists, and musicians, and flute-players, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone [a hand-mill used for grinding grain with a stationary, lower stone ground against an upper stone that was turned] shall be heard no more at all in you [Jerusalem];

Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth [the land]; for by your sorceries [seductions and deceptions of idolatry] were all nations deceived.

The Greek word “” (ghay) for the words “the earth” in Rev 18:23 is referring to “land”, it is not referring to the entire planet.

Rev 18:24 And in her [Jerusalem] was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth [the land].

“Babylon” in Rev 18 is Jerusalem, Jerusalem made an alliance with the beast (the Roman Empire), and then the 10 kings that gave their power and authority to the Roman Empire in Rev 17:13, destroyed Jerusalem.

Some of Revelation is not written in chronological order, so it won’t make sense if one reads Revelation like one would read a book, for example Rev 17 talks about how the ten kings destroyed Jerusalem (Rev 17:16) , and then Rev 18:8 explains that the destruction of Jerusalem is God’s judgement, God used the Romans to destroy Jerusalem, and Rev 18 further describes God’s judgement on Jerusalem.

Rev 14:8 talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, so that shows the reader that some of Revelation is not written in chronological order, it is because some of Revelation is not written in chronological order that people get confused when they read Revelation.

There is only one “great city” also known as “Babylon” that is destroyed in Revelation and that city is Jerusalem. The destruction of Jerusalem happened, and then the day of the Lord happened, those 2 events are spoken about in some of the same chapters in Revelation.

When one understands that Revelation is about the destruction of Jerusalem, and that Revelation is about the day of the Lord, and that Revelation is about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord, then Revelation will make sense.

Revelation talks about before the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the destruction of Jerusalem, Revelation talks about the day of the Lord, the day of the Lord happened immediately after Jerusalem was destroyed, and Revelation talks about the new heavens and new earth that God created after the day of the Lord.

The new heavens and new earth is spiritual, it is not a new planet, “new Jerusalem” in Rev 21 is the church, the church (new Jerusalem) are the people who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that don’t practice sin.

Here is a link to my post that will show that “Babylon” in Rev 17 Is Jerusalemhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/babylon-in-rev-17-is-jerusalem/

Revelation is about the Roman world, not the planet, the gospel had been preached to every creature under heaven by the time that the book of Colossians was written, Col 1:23 confirms that truth, here is a link to my post that will show that what Christ said in Matt 24:14 has already happenedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/revelation-is-about-the-roman-world-not-the-planet/

Rev 7:14 & Rev 11:2 both prove Revelation was written before AD70https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

Here is a link to my post about “new Jerusalem” https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/in-revelation-jerusalem-doesnt-have-a-physical-temple/