"America is the greatest economic and military power the world has ever seen" U.S. Pres. B. Obama ---?
Creation was 4004 years before Christ according to the chronology of the bible(Ussher) Christians believe it has been around 6000 years since "In the beginning".
Since God created the heavens and earth and all that is in them in 6 days and rested on the 7th as a sign for all His works(Ez20:12) - and - a day is as 1000 years and 1000 years is as a day(1P3:8,Ps90) - it would make perfect sense that after 6000 years God would bring about the destruction of nations and set up Christs' 1000 year, 7th 'day', millennial reign as spoken of in Rev20.
The book 'The Revelation', the last book of the bible, is about those last times before Christ does set up His kingdom.
There is nothing new in this book, for, as it is written in Ecc1:9 & 3:15 (TWICE='established by God'[Gen41:32]) 'what has been done is what will be done'.
Babylon of Revelation is NOT a 'church', it is NOT Rome (empire - kingdom)
Babylon of old was the greatest economic and military power the world had seen to that time, given dominion for 70 years (Israels' 'captivity'), 'given over' by God to the persians when they (babylonians) turned from Him (Dan5)
Babylon of Revelation is called a 'harlot' because of departing(Hs1:2,Ps18:21,Dn9:5&11) from God - certainly "We are endowed by our Creator", but now 'monkeys are our fathers' can be considered 'departing from God', as a nation. God 'raises up nations and throws down kingdoms', and His judgments are against nations.
Babylon of Revelation is a 'mystery' because when the revelation was given 2000 years ago the new world would not be discovered for another 1500 years and John knew not the land he was being shown. And I have heard it being said. 'Why is a great nation like the USA not written about in the bible?' It seems to be a mystery!
Israels' 'captivity[70 years]' was brought again [revived] 5*14*1948A.D., 3 years after America was given dominion at the end of WW2 (twice) when it dropped A-bombs(twice) to win the war.
"Death to America!" - Irans'[persia]& islams(Ps83:5-8)' battle-cry was founded 3 years after America celebrated its 200th year of being 'endowed by our Creator'.
The entire 'Babylon is Rome' is ridiculous - Was God or Christ afraid of the roman empire that They dare not speak against it? of course not! They were speaking of Babylon, a 'nation(10xJer51)', a 'land(7xJer51)' as told in the prophets Jeremiah, Isaiah, not Rome.
Rome does not dwell by many waters(Jer51:13) but the USA? - Two oceans, one gulf and the 5 great lakes.
God does the times in 'weeks of' days, years, weeks of years(Lev25:8; 7x7=49; 4x) -
a creation day (7 total)
a creation week (7 days)
the 'days of heaven above the earth' (Dt11:21,Ps89:29) - 7000 years, the entirety of time,Ecc3:11
Jacob served for each wife 7 years
It took 7 years to build the House of God in Jerusalem by Solomon
It took 7 years (1776-1783) to establish the USA ('by our Creator')
It was 7 years [to the day!] from 9/11 to the 'financial meltdown'
take the bible as God speaks it - PLAINLY (Dt27:8,Hb2:2,Nh8:8,Nu12:8,Isa45:19)
National issues & prophecy
illegal immigration - Jer51:14, against Babylon
debt - Jer51:13
international trade - Rev18
obesity - Jer50:11,Isa10:16 +many others
terrorism - Lev26
twice - established by God; twin towers, boom boom, NY NY
If America be the 'Mystery' Babylon who or what is the 'red beast' with 7 heads and 10 horns(Ps83:5-8) and a blasphemous name('allah') on its heads to which Babylon is given over? Could it be islam and their 'Great Sword(Rev6:4)'?
There are 7 churches in Rev2-3, not one of them is called Babylon, so Babylon does not represent ANY church, but a great NATION, 'that great city'
Babylon is as God calls it, a 'land', a 'nation', not a false religion, though in departing from God, the people turn to gods that are not gods (idols - 'American Idol' #1 TV show)
Has this 'mystery' been revealed?