This One Post Might Cost Me More Readers Than Any I've Written!
This one blog post today might just cost me me entire blogging and social media readership, but as I have always promised, I am sharing my insights on the Bible study through the Book of Revelation and in doing so, I am shining the light of God's Truth into the dark places of the world that we might wake up and be exposed to the Satanic influence that is permeating our culture and world today with such innocence that we might all find ourselves like John did, marveled and shocked at what is revealed.
This one post will probably cause quite a bit of controversy and the one thing I ask is simply if you would research all of this today for yourself. The one thing I believe might happen is that this post creates more curiosity and cause more people to open their eyes to what is happening all around them in the world today.
We are going to be digging even deeper into the mystery surrounding Babylon and the cult system of worship that began there, including looking into the prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah from the Bible and gaining an understanding of the word, "Purgatory." Is it biblical or is it grounded in myth?
The one question I would ask you if you are reading this today, is do you trust in Jesus alone or in a church, religion, system or tradition?
Remember from our study yesterday we learned a bit about the origins of the Babylonian cult worship. If you haven't read it, please do so by clicking here. It will help understand what we are studying today. Israel began to adopt this Babylonian cult worship.
Jeremiah 44:15-17 ~ "Then all the men who knew that their wives had made offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, all the people who lived in Pathros in the land of Egypt, answered Jeremiah: "As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you. But we will do everything we have vowed, make offerings to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her, as we did, both we and our fathers, our kings and our officials, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, and prospered, and saw no disaster."
Ancient Israel was bowing down to Semiramus, even Jeremiah warned them to stop worshiping. Ezekiel 8:12-14 ~ "Then he said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, the LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land. He said also to me, "You will see greater abominations that they commit. Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz."
Every person in Israel had their own personal idol in their homes. According to the Babylonian cult, Semiramus' acts of priestly intercession confirmed upon her the power to deliver a soul from what the Babylonians called the doctrine of (Perga-tory). Her religious system went out in the world.
You can read more on this in the book, The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, written in 1853 by more than 270 authors who contributed to his research. Not one person today has ever disputed his writings.
Revelation 2:12-13 ~ "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness who was killed among you, where Satan dwells."
The region of Pergamos was in the place now part of Turkey and extended into the region of Iraq. At the time of Jesus Christ, the headquarters of the Babylonian cult was in Pergamus. The church called it Satan's seat, or the Temple of Zeus. This actual temple has been relocated and can be found in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin, Germany today. Semiramus was worshiped there. It is where emperor worship began. Emperors used the term Pontifus Maximus, which is Latin for Emperor of the Roman Empire. Check ancient Roman History for more on that. All the Caesars obtained that title and that is why the Roman Empire was worshiped and the emperors were worshiped as gods.
This is why there was such an issue when Christianity came on the scene, because you either worshiped Jesus Christ as Lord or you declared Caesar as lord.
The ancient Babylonian cult married itself into the ancient Roman Empire. This is the key to the century we are living in today. This is why it is so important today to see the rise in Europe's power and might. It must happen and it is!
The ancient Babylonians when they worshiped Semiramus as the priestess of Heaven and Hell, remember when her son Tammuz died, she prayed him out of hell and death.
So why did Jesus write the letter to the church of Pergamum?
Because its root is Perga-tory, Perga-mum. Perga-mus. Catholics didn't invent purgatory. The popes didn't invent purgatory. This has been in the minds of men and women since Babylon. It is not new.
The museum of Pergamum is located in Berlin, Germany because the German's stole it from Turkey. I am including pictures of the Museum of Pergamum, the Ishtar Gate, and the Temple of Zeus and you can research it for yourself and visit it today if you find yourself in Berlin, Germany. It got its name from Jews and Christians as the throne of Satan founded in roots from Babylonian worship. Tammuz in some cultures was worshiped as the moon god.
In the Assyrian Empire which reaches into southern Russia today, worshiped Semiramus and Tammuz as Isthar and Tammuz.
In Phoenicia, they were worshiped as Ash-Tar-Ta and Baal.
In Egypt, they were worshiped by the names Isis and Horace.
In Greece, they were worshiped by the names Aphrodite and Eros.
In Rome, they were worshiped by the names Venus and Cupid.
In Islam, they don't know the name of their god, so they simply refer to him as Allah, but if you research it further, they worship the moon god. What is on the temples as a symbol of their faith? The crescent moon.
Semiramus was declared to be the intercessor for the world, and that Tammuz was the deliverer of the world, and born in Babylon was the cult of "Mother and Child."
Do you remember how long Semiramus lament, pray and wept for her son? 40 days. They referred to it as "Lent!" After the resurrection of Tammuz, there was a great celebration in honor of Semiramus (Isthar) and Tammuz of feasting, drinking, and of orgies. A very special gift was exchanged, a decorated egg was given to worshipers of Isthar, her name for 2000 years is not Ishtar, but by the Chaldean word, "Easter."
Don't believe me, again research this for yourself.
The Babylonian Empire has always recognized the egg as a symbol in fertility. If you gave an egg to someone and they accepted it and took it from you, then you would engage in sexual orgies with that person.
That is why John was so marveled and shocked at what he was seeing at the opening of Revelation 17. He understood exactly what was happening. It is hard to gain an understanding of the traditions we grew up with as children, but again research it all for yourself. It is challenging reading and studying this and it is no wonder we find ourselves shocked today and how this Babylonian culture is all around us without us being any wiser until hopefully today.
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
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