June 18, 2022
12 Thyine wood = A north African tree. There is not a demand for this type of wood in America. Neither does America export it. This indicates an African or middle eastern city of Babylon.
Selling of new ivory is illegal in America, so Babylon cannot be the USA, nor New York City.
13 Growing of Frankincense in the USA is extremely rare. And the use of it is also rare in the USA compared to the middle east, Asia and Africa.
Slaves: It is the middle eastern, and communist & Islamic nations that still have slavery. Not USA.
19 Americans do not throw dust on our heads. This is a middle eastern custom.
24 America has never been responsible for the blood of saints and prophets. That crime was committed by Mecca, Rome, Assyria and Saudi Arabia.
In the book of Daniel, all of the empires of Babylon were in the middle east. The statue was standing still. It wasn't moving or roaming throughout the entire Earth. Babylon never moves to America. So it's impossible for the city/nation of Babylon to be in America.
-Dan. 11 & Rev. 11 The bible declares that the "antichrist" & Gentile nations will invade Israel. (Babylon versus Israel.) America would never invade Israel. + America isn't really a Gentile nation (although we have a lot of gentiles here), the USA is a nation/tribe of Israel.
-America will be mostly destroyed at the very beginning of the Great Tribulation. Ezek. 38 compared to Babylon which won't be destroyed until Jesus returns after the Great Tribulation.
-Babylon is a huge city that Saudi Arabia is building. = NEOM
But Babylon is also all false religion.
The Babylonian Empire maintained the pagan religion of the Assyrian Empire before it. Each empire of the book of Daniel also continued to maintain forms of the Assyrian religion. The Roman Catholic Empire also to this very day continues to maintain many aspects of the Babylonian/Assyrian religion.
As I have previously preached, we can't ever separate government from religion. It's impossible, no matter how anyone tries. The middle eastern government/city/nation of Babylon is connected to the Assyrian religion. Both Islam and the Roman Catholic All protestant denominations, daughters of the Roman Church, also continues to practice the Assyrian Babylonian religion.
Forgot to say in the broadcast:
4th of July celebration is acceptable.
There's nothing pagan about the 4th of July.
We fully understand the origin of this American holiday, to celebrate the founding of the USA.
However, we shouldn't watch the fireworks because of the possibility that it could be fire worship. Fire worship is a major problem in Iran and previously in China also. And because the fire is in the sky and everyone is looking up in awe at it, that seems to be worship of a god.
Even if I'm wrong & the fireworks aren't pagan, it would still be a good ideal to boycott the fireworks because they waste too much money that could help people, and pollute our waters and air. They also scare animals including pets.
The fireworks should not be used to declare the entire holiday pagan. Fireworks are not limited to just the 4th of July and were not originally part of the celebration. They are not really spiritually connected.
Full sermon audio: https://soundcloud.com/isawthelightministries/jun-18-2022-america-not-babylon