The trace in Scripture that leads to the worship of the ‘image’ of the beast:
HCSB (Revelation 13:14-15) 14 … telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound yet lived. 15 ….so that the image of the beast could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
In the previous article we talked about Islam, with Mohammed in the line of Ishmael, all information concerning the false prophet and Mount Sinai in Arabia.
Paul wrote that Jesus was with the Israelites during the Exodus:
NKJV (1 Corinthians 10: 1-4) 1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.
According to Paul, it was Jesus who followed them and supported them. After their salvation, the Israelites had the manna, the bread that came from heaven and they drank from the rock at Horeb.
But they received spiritual food and spiritual drink through all the wonderful blessings that came to them, such as the protection, salvation, care and joy to belong to God’s people. Their faith was thereby strengthened in their God (YHWH), it was their spiritual food, or as Jesus once said:
NKJV (John 4:34) 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
The theme of this writing is the great Babylon, a real city.
The original city Babel or Babylon in the land of Shinar
The valley between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates was called ‘Mesopotamia’, the land between the two rivers.
In this valley were the cities like Ur and Babel, called Babylon by the Greeks.
It was Nimrod who founded the city of Babel in the south of Mesopotamia and again later the city of Nineveh in Assyria. (see Gen. 10:11) The Semites, the descendants of Shem, lived in the Mesopotamian region after the flood, like in the city of Ur.
NKJV (Genesis 9: 18, 21-22, 24-25) 18 Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan….. 21 Then he (Noach) drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside…… 24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25 Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan;….
NKJV (Genesis 10: 6, 8-10) 6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan…. 8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
God (YHWH) had commanded the first people to fill and subdue the earth. (Gen. 1:28)
After the flood the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth stayed near their father. Ham (Canaan) was cursed because he did not bother to cover the nakedness of his father.
Nimrod was the first ruler with dominion on earth after the flood. He was against God.
The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus wrote in Antiquities of the Jews Chapter 4: 2-3:
4: 2 Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God…..
4: 3 Now the multitude were very ready to follow the determination of Nimrod, and to esteem it a piece of cowardice to submit to God: and they built a Tower;…..
NKJV (Genesis 11: 1-2) 1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
About 4,200 years ago +/- 2200 BC, people did not want to be spread anymore.
They wanted to make a name under the influence of Nimrod, to be independent of God.
The tower would become the symbol of their independence, a beacon for their idolatry:
NKJV (Genesis 11: 3-4) 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
It was the rebellion against God, the resistance against God and God’s command to fill the earth, with their complacency and ambition to make a name.
According to historians, the city of Babel had many temples with many idols such as Marduk, the sun god Shamash, the moon god Sin, the fertility goddess Ishtar and idols like Anu, Enlil and Ea. When the speech of the people became confused and they could no longer understand each other, the people wherever they went took their false religion with them, which they continued under new names.
This rebellion against their Creator took place at a time when the impressive story about the global flood was still very well known.
Bible scholars assume that the tower of Babel was a ziggurat, a tower in the form of a terraced pyramid, and according to Genesis 11:3 it was made of baked bricks.
The foot of the tower was +/- 100 m x 100 m.
Professor Linn Hobbs, material scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), wanted to calculate on this. Hobbs could lay 2,700 kilograms on a baked brick before it broke.
Then you can reach a maximum (theoretical) tower height of 2.7 kilometers!
The people in the days of Nimrod will have looked impressed and with admiration, and have thought how it was possible that people could make something like that. God also saw that and intervened.
Through the confusion of language, the exalting of Nimrod and his kingdom was broken and the people were again spreaded by God over the earth to inhabit and cultivate it:
NKJV (Genesis 11: 5-9) 5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
Babylon in the days of Nebuchadnezzar
After Nebuchadnezzar, his son Belshazzar became the new king of Babylon.
In Daniel chapter 5 it is described that King Belshazzar gave a great feast for his nobles, his wives and concubines. During that feast, they used – on the orders of Belshazzar – the cups that his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple of Jerusalem, and they praised their gods.
Suddenly a hand appeared, writing a text on the wall in an unfamiliar script.
Daniel explained the meaning of this:
NKJV (Daniel 5: 22-25) 22 But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. 23 And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. 24 Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written. 25 “And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
Belshazzar had been weighed, and found to be to light. (Daniel 5:27) That same night Babylon fell and Belshazzar was killed.
The great Babylon from Revelation, a real city
Some Bible scholars had for the great Babylon, the Vatican in Rome in mind, others Mecca, or Jerusalem, or New York. But most of the results were based on a symbolic city, because the whole book of Revelation is full of symbolism. A symbolic city of idolatry. Also we, ‘disciples of Jesus Christ’, thought of it as a symbolic city of greed and love of money.
Could that be, some will say, that Babylon the Great is a real city?
Is this again a new theory perhaps? But this time there is a good reason for this.
The missing puzzle piece was found when in October 2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia announced a construction project for a city with an investment of $ 500 billion, a city with many robots, artificial intelligence and renewable energy sources.
The project with the name NEOM includes cities and industry and is with 25,000 km² almost as big as Belgium, according to the promotion as big as 33 times New York.
The word NEOM means ‘New Future’:
“This is the blank page you need to write humanity’s next chapter. This is where we can prepare together for the next era of human progress.”
‘As part of the aim to build an economy that is not dependent on oil, Saudi Arabia announced a huge building project on Tuesday. By 2025, the first phase of construction must be completed’, reported Reuters news agency.
The building plans are part of Vision 2030, the program of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
It is certainly not a new Silicon Valley or High Tech Disney park, but it will be the top that people worldwide now can invent, can create and can organize.
Please view the promotion video first: http://www.neom.com/
(Scroll down two pages and then start the video)
But if we go on the HOME-page to ‘Vision‘ on the same site of NEOM (http://www.neom.com/), we notice something:
AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD
NEOM will operate as an independent economic zone – with its own laws, taxes and regulations specially created to boost healthy growth and wealth for the region, investors and residents.
In a strict Wahabist country such as Saudi Arabia, where only recently women are allowed to drive, an independent small country is built up with extreme large amount of money with its own laws, taxes and regulations for liberties.
If we go to ‘Development‘ on the HOME page, we notice something else:
A picture appears (left) on which location NEOM will be built.
The red marker on the right picture is the mountain Jebel Al-Lawz, Mount Sinai.
NEOM is therefore situated on the place, where the old Midian was situated.
But about the mountain Jebel Al-Lawz, there is no word written on the site.
Also a bridge to the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt) will be built, in the southeastern point to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt:
NEOM will connect Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan and what is not mentioned, it will also connect Israel. Eilat is located at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba.
There is a planning for a high-speed train from Eilat to Tel Aviv (on the Mediterranean).
What else is there about NEOM on the site?
Women are presented between the crops or are walking around, but not in the strictly prescribed Islamic clothing.
In May 2017, President Trump signed contracts worth $ 400 billion with Saudi Arabia, 100 billion for arms sales and 300 billion for NEOM.
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations;
The Council on Foreign Relations is a think tank that is involved in the formation of the New World Order, also called the ‘Deep State’ because of its power structure.
Member of the Bilderberg steering committee
The Bilderberg conferences are meetings to organize a New World Order.
Member of the World Economic Forum (Davos)
There is talked about the globalization of large companies in particular.
The site lists the various spearheads, some of which we will highlight, BIOTECH and TECHNOLOGICAL AND DIGITAL SCIENCES
‘ Tomorrow’s healthcare will start life here. The world will look to NEOM for next-generation gene therapy, genomics, stem cell research, nanobiology and bioengineering.
Biotech research means no less than a quest for the world’s future well-being and fulfillment. Attracting the talent to research, develop and apply our new knowledge, NEOM will be a new nexus for this vital activity.’
The multi-billionaire Bill Gates, the vaccination and genetic modification specialist has also been approached.
About ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’ we already wrote extensively, with the knowledge at that time. (see: 2. The false prophet https://www.dojc.nl/?p=3041&lang=en)
He has a substantial interest in Monsanto, which name became infected by the product ‘Roundup’ and the genetically modified seeds. Meanwhile, the company has been taken over by Bayer.
His vaccination program, where African women (not men) were vaccinated against tetanus, caused sterilization to all vaccinated women:
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans.
TECHNOLOGICAL AND DIGITAL SCIENCES
‘Think of the future and a few key things spring to mind. Artificial intelligence. Virtual reality. Smart, connected devices that make life effortless. The Internet of Things.
NEOM will innovate on an open source platform, inviting the world’s top data scientists to analyze data and innovate. Inventors will enjoy a world-first opportunity – to use the destination itself as a test ground for urban innovations.’
The multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook is also up and running.
Facebook (including Whatsapp and Instagram) can be called an intelligence and espionage network. Large Internet companies such as Facebook work with algorithms. These are formulas and agreements for what is shown in the search results, and what is censored, so what they do not want commercially or politically or do not find correct. Everything is documented.
They know the thoughts of the persons through the message traffic.
It is not the algorithms that provide their insight, but the additions of these data and the things that are done with these data without the users knowing.
A NATO-funded team of 4 people advises Facebook about flagging propaganda.
So Zuckerberg is now working together with the NATO think tank, the ‘Atlantic Council’, NATO that condemns everything that has to do with Russia.
In NEOM everything will be connected, making use of artificial intelligence, such as people with their data and health state, their cars, etc.
In the experimental garden NEOM, everyone will probably receive a RIFD chip under the skin. Identification wherever one comes near or what one does. So the system always knows where someone is. Checkout is also easier. RFID = Radio Frequency Identification
Many other Americans will also become involved in Neom, which have not yet been announced.
What cannot be excluded is, that business is also being done with the multi-billionaire George Soros, a neo-communist, who packs everything in beautiful words of virtue. George Soros, an investor who supports various NGO’s through his Open Society Foundation to create open borders. He supports Islam – like the Muslim Brotherhood – actively, with Christianity he apparently has no affinity. (Daniel 11:32) (Luke 21:12)
The benevolence by which Islam is accepted by the ruling elite leads to the conclusion that Islam will be the religion of globalism. As we saw in the previous article, also the false prophet has affinity with Islam. (Daniel 11: 37-39)
To return to George Soros, the real goal of him is to grow his own Foundation or empire through central control of the human world:
“ I fancied myself as some kind of god…” he wrote. “ If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.”
Whoever has read George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm” recognizes the (socialist) style.
The book describes the uprising of farm animals against a relentless farmer. The pigs take the lead. All animals are equal, only we (the leadership) are more equal and of course, also have more privileges. Ultimately, the rules and punitive measures, such as in communism, the re-education camps, banishment to prison camps and even the killing of opponents.
(see also 5. The Promised Messiah https://www.dojc.nl/?p=4470&lang=en)
Stéphane Courtois, a French historian and university professor, estimates in his book ‘Le Livre noir du communisme (1997); The Black Book of Communism ” of the total number of deaths that fell in the 20th century by Communism: +/- 94 million
Sharing everything together is in itself a Christian way of thinking, but that is only possible if love for each other is the driving force and not greed, power or money:
NKJV (Acts 2:44) 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common,
The true freedom that Christians strive for is therefore the freedom in God’s Kingdom, with the most righteous King that is possible, Jesus Christ:
NKJV (John 8: 31-32) 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
In August 2018, Lord Jacob Rothschild (of the exorbitantly wealthy family) issued a warning:
‘The Financial New World Order is under threat.’
As early as 1988, it was written in ‘The Economist’ that, from 1988 onwards, there would be a world payment method in 30 years’ time. ‘The Economist’ is an economic newspaper that is closely related to the Rothschild family.
The current world leaders keep on talking about a New World Order, a global world control. (see what we wrote about; The Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg committee, the World Economic Forum and Lord Rothschild)
NEOM has everything to exalt itself. Numerous intelligent people will be attracted worldwide for this huge project.
In this article, we have seen the example of Nimrod, who despised God and wanted to exalt himself together with the people by building the tower of Babel.
That is also what the false prophet wants to do, manifest himself great according to Daniel 7:20 and that before the eyes of the current world power, the United States according to Revelation 13:12.
But whoever exalts himself and despises God, he will know that YHWH is our God:
NKJV (Isaiah 46: 5-10) 5 “To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal And compare Me, that we should be alike? 6 They lavish gold out of the bag, And weigh silver on the scales; They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god; They prostrate themselves, yes, they worship. 7 They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it And set it in its place, and it stands; From its place it shall not move. Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer Nor save him out of his trouble. 8 “Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. 9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’
So far this part about the great Babylon, a real city. This article about NEOM was only a first step, the scriptural denouement will come in the next article. In the next article we will talk about the characteristics of the false prophet and NEOM, about Jesus’ statements about this and about the further biblical prophecies that relate to this.