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January 18, 2021 4:29 am
This archived broadcast of Janet Mefford today is brought to you by pre-born for $140 you can provide ultrasounds to five women in crisis pregnancies. Call now 855402, baby. That's 855-402-2229 or Janet Mefford.com is our confidence is in Christ alone, I sort you know John relays his vision of a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and 10 horns in the name written on her forehead was a mystery Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth. Well, this is a really disturbing passage of Scripture in Revelation actually does have a lot to say about the new Babylon whose rise plays a significant role in the end times. What should we understand about Babylon and God's plan for his world as the last days unfold were to tackle that today with Dr. Ron Rhodes.
He's president of reasoning from the Scriptures ministries and author of a new book will be discussing called new Babylon rising the emerging and times world order Dr. Rhodes.
It's great to have you with us again how are you doing so doing wonderful.
I'm so glad to talk to you again. It's been a while and another wonderful book and the subject of the emerging and times world order.
I have to say, seems more relevant than ever before.
Everything your writing about this book I'm saying yes check check check.
We have to look at this, though, don't we. What's going on all around us will really do to over 25% of the Bible prophecy, you can ignore the right 25% of the word of God and not only that Babylon is such a central aspect of scriptural revelation, did you know that the Bible mentions Babylon over 400 and over 280 times and there's 404 verses in the book of Revelation and out of the 44 deal with Babylon about 11% of the book of Revelation to me that Babylon is important and since Scripture explicitly talks about the rise of new Babylon. In the end times. I think this is something we need to know about.
While I do to immediately when we talk about Babylon. People will say will wait a minute, there is Babylon talked about in the Old Testament there is Babylon in Revelation, I'm confused. What is the distinction between Babylon, the ancient civilization and the Babylon of Revelation will certainly there are solar in one way and that you both of them were proponents of false religion, both of them were led by readers who were anti-God readers. Both of them set up a monument to them so in ancient Babylon we read about the Tower of Babel, which will anti-God from beginning to end and in the same way. We find it in new Babylon will not have a leader whom we know as the antichrist, and you can also set up monuments to himself. You can fit in the Jewish Temple and you going to proclaim himself to be beauty, and so you know there's a lot of parallels between the of the ancients and the moderns if I might put it that way. It's interesting to me that ancient Babylon was founded and led by Nimrod, how much study that you've done on Nimrod, but he was the political head of Babylon, just as the antichrist will be the political head of new Babylon. Nimrod was the promoter of false religion, just as the antichrist will promote false religion.
Nimrod's name means rebel, you think the antichrist will be a rebel. Yes, absolutely. And also Nimrod was a hunter of human beings is what his name means hunter of human beings and likewise the antichrist will hunt down Christians and Jews during the tribulation period and execute them. And just as Nimrod was an enemy of Israel, so the antichrist will be the point I'm making is that just an awful lot of parallels between the two but I have a sneaking suspicion the new Babylon will be much more powerful because it is going to be such a great kingdom that is can have global influence under the leadership of the antichrist and yet there is a lot of disagreement on who the new Babylon is. I read a lot of different interpretations you have people saying it's the Roman Catholic Church.
Other people saying as you mentioned the book 1st century realm. How do you see new Babylon properly defined as opposed to what some of the other theories on it. Maybe. Well first of all let me say that certainly have respect for my colleagues who written on this topic, you have a different viewpoint and I think that we have to approach all Bible prophecy with a spirit of humility, but at the same time have very strong convictions about what we believe is so I have very strong convictions about it even though I think that the you know I want to approach us with humility, with the recognition that you know all of us could be wrong at some point. But here's the thing. When you look at Scripture and in particular when you look at all prophetic Scripture, the thing that I always pay attention to is how previous prophecies were fulfilled in the Bible. You see, if you want to understand how God can fulfill prophecy in the future.
Just take a look at how he has fulfilled prophecy in the past. Yes, because God is perfectly consistent so here's the thing, all the prophecies of the Old Testament that were fulfilled in the first coming of Christ were fulfilled exactly or literally you know he was to be born of a virgin, Isaiah 714 in Bethlehem. Micah 52, he was to be pierced for our sin.
Zechariah 1210 and Isaiah 50 3M and on and on we could go and so that leaves me to interpret prophecy about the second coming in all events lead up to it just as literally. And you know Jan and I've told you before that when the plaintiff makes good sense, seek no other sense he wound up in nonsense per se.
So when I look at Babylon. Every other reference in the Bible to Babylon is a literal and we don't really find any justification for taking Babylon as a metaphor for something else obese in my opinion the one exception. If I might mention it is mystery Babylon, but that's a King James is him if I might put it that way. None of the modern translations render it mystery Babylon. In fact, the word mystery doesn't even belong with the word Babylon in the original Greek. Rather, Babylon is said to have a mysterious name so the point is there's no reference to mystery Babylon and so really there's no justification for taking it as a metaphor for something else and every other city in the book of Revelation is literal and no other city slow and I was good to say that's good to know because when I quoted at the top of the program. Revelation chapter 17. The way it's written and I can't remember which version I'm using here I think was NIV, but it says the name written on her forehead was a mystery: land: and then it says Babylon the great, so it doesn't say mystery Babylon. There's a distinction there right and it's important to understand what the word mystery means a mystery understood biblically is something that was not revealed in Old Testament times what is now revealed for the first time. For example, the rapture is said to be a mystery.
No resurrection was revealed in Old Testament times, but not the rapture. So when the rapture was revealed for the first time in the New Testament the times that was called a mystery because it wasn't revealed previously but was now being revealed in the same way.
Babylon's name is said to be a mystery because this new name that Babylon has a something that wasn't revealed back in the book of Genesis we read about Babylon but is something that is now being revealed. And what's the mystery of the mystery indicates that Babylon is really the source of all false religion in the world ultimate source. That's what the name ultimately means in.
That's something that was not revealed before so it can understand the mystery that's basically it. What it certainly does not say is that the word Babylon was to be interpreted allegorically of New York City or America or you know the Roman Catholic Church and and that you know diminishes a lot of different viewpoints on this. That's a good point that that's a really good points that when were talking about what the word mystery is in first Thessalonians.
Talk about talks about mystery as well, yeah, and that's an important point because when people are trying to look at revelation and try to well let's see, let's read the description of Babylon and see if we can look around and find a city that looks pretty much like what is described in Revelation, then maybe we'll suddenly figure out. I think that's what you're talking about when you mentioned in the book that there are those who actually believe that Babylon might be New York City, which sounds a little far-fetched. I've had people actually say that may be Babylon's is the city may be like Macca who knows what that's about. I'm not really sure what that mean I was supposed to tell us where you take a quick break were to come back there with Dr. Ron Rhodes's book is called new Babylon rising stay with us.
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I totally agree with you on that. Does that then follow that you would think Babylon as it is revealed will actually be called Babylon what about the name itself will I think it will be maybe new Babylon or something similar to it.
But if I do, and certainly the Bible uses that name in the book Revelation chapter 17 and 18.
Even though there's two different aspects of Babylon that the book of Revelation talks about but since the Bible uses that term and since every other city mentioned in the book of Revelation is a literal city known by that term, it makes good sense to me that it will be called Babylon. In the end times. I know some people wondered will you know how could that come about so fast in the end times. Let me tell you the Antichrist will have unlimited funding and unlimited builders what the Antichrist wants the Antichrist will get and adjust as Nimrod set up the Tower of Babel very quickly.
So the Antichrist with his resources will be able to build new Babylon vertebrae quickly.
Even Saddam Hussein built up pretty quickly.
With this money is oil money and so II don't think that that's going to be a problem for this viewpoint. Well, now you also believes it will be a literal city along the Euphrates. So that's the location, then that's right just like ancient Babylon was one Euphrates on whether to mention that because you know when you have a geographical marker like that. You can't just ignore those kinds of geographical marker you can't say it's New York City along the Euphrates know you can't say that it you know Meco along the Euphrates and and in fact here's something to think about you not do a lot of study in terms of how the book of Revelation relates to the Old Testament and one thing that's very interesting to me is how heavily the apostle John draws from Jeremiah 50 and 51 when speaking about God's future judgment of a literal Babylon, and when you read Jeremiah 51 Jeremiah is talking about a distant judgment of Babylon that has not yet taken place.
This is the tribulation.
And you know if you talk about it in literal terms as a literal city in the terminology that you find in Jeremiah in describing Babylon is identical to the same that the kind of language that John uses in Revelation 17, so obviously they're talking about the same thing here. That's what you have to conclude is is that if Jeremiah the prophet was speaking about a judgment of a literal city of Babylon.
And, since Revelation draws from Jeremiah.
We have to conclude that John was doing likewise in the book of Revelation.
That's really interesting that that connection between Jeremiah 50, 51, and what John was writing in Revelation. So when you go through it as you do in the block.
The list of all of the events.
The chronology as it were of the end times. One of the main things that has happened.
Not in my lifetime, but you know a lot of people who are listening probably remember what was in 1948 with the rebirth of Israel. Where do we go from here.
What what are some of the next things that will go on, or are going on in the present day leading up to the rise of and the revealing of new Babylon. What we see today that stage is being set for the future and this is typical of biblical prophecy. Prophecy has a tendency to cast its shadow for the real thing and you might look at it as four talks of an earthquake.
You know, before big earthquake strikes her grandson for shots in a similar way, we see some preliminary setting of the stage for the prophecies that will be fulfilled with new Babylon that you write. Israel was reborn as a nation in 1948. So that was the super sign without that one sign.
Nothing else would make sense. For example, there can't be a rebuilding of the temple in Israel, unless there's an Israel that's been reborn. The Antichrist cannot find a covenant with Israel to begin the tribulation. Unless there's an Israel defined a covenant with you sees all the different prophecies related in some way to Israel being reborn as a nation and so the thing of it is is that we read in Scripture.
The new Babylon will be a persecutor of the Jews during the tribulation. We also read that there will be great apostasy that emanates from new Babylon all over the world do we see some states setting today for those kinds of things I think we do. Witnessing a tremendous rise in anti-Semitism around the world and in fact of the Bible prophecy in Ezekiel 36 to 39 talks about how when Israel becomes a nation again.
The Jews will year after year stream back to the holy land that's been happening and you want to know why it's happening today anti-Semitism session. Jewish people tell us themselves that the number one reason why they're going back to the holy land is because of anti-Semitism. So I think that setting the stage for the great persecution that new Babylon will engage in during the of the future tribulation. I also mentioned the rapture in this section and the reason why that's important is that when all the Christians vanish off planet Earth along with the Holy Spirit who indwells the church that sort of greases the skids for the easy rise of the false religion associated with new Babylon. No Christians will be around to resist it, and so you know it's it's all connected that you like like pieces of a puzzle and what were seen today is a lot of prophecies that actually relate only to the tribulation. But the stage is being set today. For example, to treat video tribulation temple will one day be built but even today were witnessing the Sanhedrin raising money for the rebuilding of the temple written this witnessing the Jewish and had been calling for architectural plans for the rebuilding of the temple. I mean all the stuff that's happening today is actually setting the stage for what will get a witness during the tribulation period, including the rise of new Babylon will now one of the other things that you talk about in the chronology right after Israel being reborn is apostasy. We always see apostasy to some extent. I mean, it's always been with us but what you make of the apostasy that were seen. I see endless statistics in my job. Of this, many people are leaving the church. This many religiously on night and affiliated Americans are are now in this growing group and yet were only seen this kind of thing the church is in trouble. How do you interpret the apostasy were seen right now do you see it is significant. Do you see it is just me out was cyclical and in church history. How do you interpret that what I interpreted as a fulfillment of the prophecies of the last days of the apostle Paul in both first Timothy and second Timothy spoke a great deal about apostasy emerging in the last days and in the latter times and to me this is being fulfilled before our very eyes. Today were witnessing Christian leaders denying that God is all-powerful God knows all things were witnessing Christian leaders who are saying that Jesus is not the only way of salvation. In fact, one of the popular views is come up with the the emerging church movement of the law of yesterday. This idea that God really has an opt out program for salvation as long as you don't opt out your saved. Whether you're a Muslim or Hindu or Christian or whatever else. So as long as you don't opt out every body to save as this is part and parcel of the apostasy that Scripture says will take place in the latter times. Paul talked about it in the first Timothy as well as second Timothy and you know as I look at these prophecies. How can anyone deny the what were witnessing is coming to pass. All references lovers of self, with this would be lovers of self in the last days we might call that humanism. There are lovers of money in the last times we might call that materialism sooner Scripture prophesies, lovers of pleasure.
Did you know that humanism, materialism and hedonism are three of the most prominent philosophers of our day. By the way those three philosophies will predominate in new Babylon. You know what else comes to mind is in centers of easel.
That's the phrase that is always stood out for me in the list of all of the in of the sin that's on the rising of the men will become inventors of evil, and we were seen that to mean things that nobody could have even predicted 20 years ago or even 10 years ago now II can be a non-binary, transgender, queer lesbian meat who talks like this 10 years ago at sites crazy.
Well that's right impacted been a radical redefinition of tolerance today and tolerance doesn't just mean that you will go along with somebody else's viewpoint. Rather, tolerance today means that you have to accept their viewpoint as perfectly valid. This just as valid as your viewpoint.
This is so the big enemies today have become the on the Christians were now considered intellectual Neanderthals because they don't go along with this abuse. Most Christians don't I will tell you, there were witnessing apostasy, though, and in this area in the areas of sexuality in the Christian church today, statistically, there's a growing number of Christians who were okay with homosexuality. Just as one example. And so you know what were living in sobering times. We certainly are and were seen more in citing it seems to me there. There is always been a divide in the visible church between the wheat and the chaff, obviously, but there's infighting.
Our pre-people who previously were trusted leaders and pastors and evangelicalism are now beginning to say things and it's really causing a lot of cognitive dissonance will wait a minute I thought this person was sound. I thought this person had no biblical convictions and as it turns out I think people are being really shocked in the last several years about some of the things that are going on in one's trusted circles of evangelical churches will that's exactly true, and in one of the things I did keep emphasizing to people over and over again is to be a Meridian yes always test everything again. Scripture I don't care who says it.
If your pastor says it. Check it out again. Scripture is somebody on the radio like Ron Rhodes says it.
Check it against Scripture to make sure that it's biblical. Amen.
And you know what how you can tell a biblical man is what he says please check what I'm saying.
According to Scripture so great were to take another break. Dr. Ron Rhodes about his new Babylon rising of the right. This archived broadcast of Janet Mefford today is brought to you by pre-born for $140 you can provide ultrasounds to five women in crisis pregnancies. Call now 855402, baby. That's 855-402-2229 or Janet Mefford.com Janet Mefford today and here's your host Joe Mefford and Janet Mefford today.
Always great to have you here is always great to talk with Dr. Ron Rhodes, president of reasoning from the Scriptures ministries his new book is called new Babylon rising the emerging end times world order and we were talking through a lot of what the Bible has to say about Babylon and we see Babylon in the Old Testament we see references as you mentioned before 11% of Revelation is talking about Babylon, the new Babylon and this will be a very scary thing. Ultimately the Lord will win clearly better when were looking at new Ballin you describe new Babylon doctorates as both religious and commercial. What are you talking about there. What is that mean will in Revelation 17 we read about the religious aspect of new Babylon and in Revelation 18 we read about the economic and political aspect of Babylon. The religion associated with new Babylon will one day come to an end. In fact, it will happen right in the middle of the tribulation. We know that because right in the middle of the tribulation. The Antichrist claims of deity in itself sets himself up as God inside the Jewish Temple and in fact people are required to take the mark of the beast, and the only people who can buy or sell during the tribulation period will be those who receive the mark of the beast. And this is kind of a squeeze play to get everybody to start worshiping the Antichrist. Now he will permit no competitors, and so since you second have any competitors. The false religion associated with the new Babylon is out the back door and at that point, new Babylon shifts into a new form of business. I might say that's going to be an economical and political system. Now I might mention to you. This is common in the business world in the business world is a saying, adapt or die for out with the old, in with the new yes there's all kind of companies that illustrate this. For example, Avon was founded back in 1886 salespeople cookbooks door-to-door, but they also gave female customer some perfume just is a little incentive. Before long the perfume to convert became more popular than the books and so Avon became a perfume company, adapt or die with the old, in with the new same thing happened with Wrigley gum and Nokia all of his company started out with one thing and shifted to another. That's what new Babylon will do.
It starts out as strictly a false religion. But then it shifts into a major economic system. In the second half of the tribulation. Now that's good to be incredible. But as you say you according to your chronology and the timeline that your drawing from Scripture, the Christians will not be around to see this as you mentioned that I love this line that you you have such a good way with words.
Some of the things that you write. I just fixate on. I love this line when you talk about the church being rapture prior to the tribulation. One of the reasons for that as you say, because God typically delivers his people before his judgment falls. That's so reassuring and that's that is a pattern with that you see throughout Scripture where it is and before it all considerable like pieces on a puzzle image is so cohesive when you look at it, you know, for example, if there was to be a rise of this false religion with new Babylon. The two major groups that would stand against that Janet would be Christians and Muslims. The two big religions. It would stand against it, but number one, the rapture of the churches can remove Christians prior to the tribulation. Secondly, Ezekiel invasion of Muslim nations and the Israel will apparently take place right before the tribulation, or at the worst, right at the beginning of it, at which time God himself will judge the Muslim nations and take them out.
That removes the two major resistances to the rise of the false religion associated with new Babylon. That's what I mean when I say if it fits together like pieces in the puzzle. And so what were seeing today is that all of these pieces of the puzzle are preparing the way for what cannot transpire during the seven year tribulation.
So that's one of the reasons I wrote this book in front trying to get the word out and I know there's a lot of people out there who are naysayers and BEING ATTACKED BY PREDATORS.
SOME LIBERALS AND I GUESS THERE'S BEEN FIVE BOOKS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WHO ATTACKED ME BECAUSE I'M HOLDING TO WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS PLEASE GOING ALONG WITH SOME OF THE LIBERALISM IS OUT THERE FOR YOU. I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HOLDING THE LINE AND THAT'S WE NEED THAT WE NEED TO AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR STANDING STRONG ON THE TRUTH. THANK YOU. WELL, I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO AND I'M I ALWAYS LEARN FROM YOU EVERY SINGLE TIME THAT WE ARE TALKING ON THE RADIO ABOUT A PARTICULAR BOOK THAT YOU'RE DOING IN A PARTICULAR SUBJECT THAT YOU'RE DISCUSSING ABOUT THE RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST THAT YOU DISCUSS IN THE BOOK, DR. RHODES, WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE ANTICHRIST IN THE NEW BABYLON. WE KNOW SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE MENTIONED PRIOR TO THIS DISCUSSION THAT WE'RE HAVING RIGHT NOW, BUT WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT WHAT THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO DO, KIND OF, AND THAT NIMROD SORT OF ROLE THAT YOU MENTIONED. WELL, I THINK WHAT THAT THE PRIMARY THING IS TO SEE THE CLOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ANTICHRIST AND HIS SQUEEZE PLAY ON THE WORLD KNOWN THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND THE FINANCIAL SUCCESS OF NEW BABYLON, NOT JUST THINK ABOUT IT A MINUTE, NEW BABYLON IS GOING TO BE PURCHASING GOODS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THOSE GOODS CAN BE SHIPPED TO NEW BABYLON BY SHIPS IN A BIG BOAT. YES AND WHO IS IT THAT CAN BUY OR SELL WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN BUY OR SELL OR THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST.
THAT MEANS THAT THE ANTICHRIST HIMSELF CONTROLS ALL ECONOMY DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE TRIBULATION. AND THERE IS THE CLOSE CONNECTION. I BELIEVE BETWEEN NEW BABYLON AND THE ANTICHRIST. THE REASON WHY NEW BABYLON BECOMES INCREDIBLY RICH AND IS AN ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS BECAUSE OF THE SQUEEZE PLAY OF THE ANTICHRIST IN TERMS OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST OUT THERE ARE CERTAINLY OTHER THINGS THAT WILL COME INTO PLAY HERE. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HOW THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO MIMIC CHRIST IN MANY WAYS. HE'S ALSO GONNA SET HIMSELF UP AS THE KING OF THE WORLD IS GOD ON EARTH.
HE IS GOING TO MAKE PEOPLE WORSHIP HIM AROUND THE WORLD JUST LIKE GOD WAS WORSHIPED AND JESUS WAS WORSHIPED IN NEW TESTAMENT TIMES. SO THIS CAN BE THAT ASPECT OF THE ANTICHRIST TO THE ONE THING I ALWAYS WANT TO DO IS TO HELP PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A COUNTERFEIT CHRIST. THIS IS A PERSON WHO'S GOING TO BE AGAINST CHRIST IN EVERY WAY. YOU KNOW THAT THE ANTICHRIST IS THEM IS THE MAN OF SIN, WHEREAS CHRIST IS THE MAN OF SORROWS PRICE IS THE SON OF GOD, BUT THE ANTICHRIST IS A SON OF PERDITION.
CHRIST IS CALLED THE LAMB.
THE ANTICHRIST IS THE BEAST CHRIST IS CALLED THE HOLY ONE. THE ANTICHRIST IS THE WICKED ONE CHRIST SUBMITTED HIMSELF TO GOD, WHEREAS THE ANTICHRIST DEFIES HIM. CHRIST HUMBLED HIMSELF. THE ANTICHRIST EXALTS HIMSELF, I WOULD. I COULD JUST GO ON AND ON AND ON ON ON ALL OF THIS. THE FACT IS, IS THAT THE CONTRAST COULD NOT BE GREATER BETWEEN THE TRUE CHRIST AND THE ANTICHRIST, AND THE REASON I MENTIONED THAT TO YOU JANET IS THAT WHEN CHRIST COMES AGAIN.
IT IS HE WHO WILL NOT ONLY ALREADY HAVE WIPED OUT BABYLON, BUT HE HIMSELF WILL SLAY THE FORCES OF ANTICHRIST AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HE DOES THAT BY THE SWORD OF HIS TONGUE, AND I CAN BASICALLY PICTURE THAT IN MY MINDS EYE IS IS CHRIST COMING AT THE SECOND COMING AND SAYING TO ALL THE. THE REBELS ON THE EARTH WHO ARE PART AND PARCEL OF THE ANTICHRIST ARMY DROPDEAD. YEAH, MY GOODNESS AND JUSTICE TYING IN YOUR VIEW WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE COMING CASHLESS SOCIETY. PEOPLE LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE LAW YOU KNOW THAT EVERYBODY'S WORRIED NO MAN LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING SHIPS IN THE SKIN AND ALL THAT DEBT THAT WILL BE IN FULL FORCE.
IT WOULD SEEM, IT WOULD BE THE ONLY WAY THAT THEY SQUEEZE PLAY LIKE THE ANTICHRIST IS GOING TO ENGAGE IN ON THE TRIBULATION WOULD WORK IS IF IN FACT THERE WAS A CASHLESS SOCIETY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE STILL TOOK CASH THEY COULD ALWAYS BE SOME UNDER THE TABLE NEGOTIATIONS, BUT THE FACT IS, IS THAT EVEN TODAY WERE WITNESSING THE EMERGENCE OF A CASHLESS SOCIETY, AND IN FACT SOME COUNTRIES THE WORLD ABOARD ALREADY GONE COMPLETELY CASHLESS EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES.
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To donate, call 855402 baby 855402 baby or there's a banner to email@example.com you're listening to Janet Mefford today and now here's Janet Janet Mefford today. My guess Dr. Ron Rhodes, president of reasoning from the Scriptures ministries and author of another great buck this is fantastic new Babylon rising the emerging end times order and I know you probably are like this doctorate since you've written like this for so many years, but it's scary. And yet it's exciting because this is ultimately the Bible coming to pass exactly as God promised it wide so it I have sort of a dichotomy going on when I see all of this stuff like it's going on and it's scary but Lord, come quickly. It's gonna be wonderful to Willis right and in fact I think the you and I as Christians need to understand why God gave us prophecy because God didn't just give it prophecy. So we would have intellectual knowledge about the end times.
Yes, certainly he wants us to be aware about this what you told help us all about the signs of the times.
But the thing that is every time you read Bible prophecy, you find a verse right next to it that says therefore live in purity live righteously. Commit yourself to God, we commit yourself to God. We are children of the light, not official children of the night. We are people of the day you were supposed to be living in righteousness and sold the prophecies that that are in the Bible always portrayed as an incentive to live the Christian life and also I happen to think that in a lot of cases. God anticipates the will to be fearful when we hear these things and I think about when Jesus was talking to some of his followers about Bible prophecy in John 14. One of the first things he tells him that is, let not your hearts be troubled. You know that there cannot be another first inclination is to start worrying about stuff I think about the apostle Paul who in first Corinthians 413 through 18 is talking about Bible prophecy is related to the root of the rapture. He didn't want them to worry about south of the so he says in verse 18.
Comfort yourself with these words you speak and so God doesn't want us to be fearful.
In fact, you have a whole book of Revelation was actually written by John to a group of Christians who were not only being persecuted but martyred and the book of Revelation was intended to bring them comfort is slightly old friend Walter Martin used to say he is not what the Lord used to say I read the last chapter in the book and we went in love that and know we reported that requoted by Mike many many of the people, but the you know it's true when you look at Revelation 2122 he can't get better than those passages of Scripture and anybody who is concerned about what awaits them as Christians in the future turnover. Revelation 21 and 22 and feast your eyes on the new heavens and the new earth in the new Jerusalem got a glorious future ahead of you research to be sure to email and we need to remember when were talking about how the Bible ends and how we know it will all be fulfilled all this prophecy will be stuff felt that new Babylon will suffer this complete destruction at the end of the tribulation.
How do you see that plane out. According to the word of God. We know what's interesting is that there's a number of indications in Scripture that open the possibility of problems for some nuclear exchange.
I'm not really sure that's absolutely the case during the tribulation. But we do read about verses that talks about how all the green grass of the earth was burned up in the third of the trees of the earth were burned up, Jesus talks about the very heavens, shaking, and when you look at new Babylon.
It's is a new Babylon is going to be destroyed within the day and another was just like to be weeks and weeks and weeks in a very quick time during a single day Babylon will go down and it talks about how the smoke rising from Babylon will be visible like hundreds of miles out and so is it possible that there could be a part of God's judgment involving one country launching a nuclear attack against another.
I don't know God could use his own fire if he wants to sir, but it's also possible that he could use the available weaponry that that is already here because when you look at the pattern in both the old and the New Testament God often uses of the available arm youth on the earth to accomplish his purposes with another country to use the Babylonians and the Assyrians with their weapons against Israel's.
You see, so I think that's at least a possibility. Quick as can happen very fast yeah I would imagine a nuclear weapon being dropped would be a very quick scenario for millions of people. It's scary, or any MP2 you also mentioned the possibility that it was interesting though Janet is a God also warns any Christians who happen to be a new Babylon to get out of there quick look at the text in Revelation and we talked about how earlier God likes to rescue his people before judgment falls with the same thing is true, new Babylon, God warns any people who who who turn to him and believed in him during the jubilation.
Exit stage right, just to get out of town. Quick, because judgment is about to fall by the way, Janet. Lots of people will become Christians during the simulation. The church will be rapture before that time, but due to the hundred 44,000 Jewish witnesses and the two prophetic witnesses. Revelation 11 many people. In fact, the vast multitude will become believers in the Lord's swell was for those who remain who come to the Lord is you mentioned during that period of time. Are those the ones that that will be martyred. Generally speaking, as you said, some will escape at what happens to those people generally speaking, when were looking at what the Bible says will there will be martyred at Revelation 6 talks about some of their martyrs from the Christian martyrs and Revelation 6 portrays the body still on the earth where they've just been swayed, but their spirits are up in heaven under talking to each other and talking talking to God and even asked God.
God, how long you wait before you avenge us this well, you know.
Stay tuned because the of the trumpet and the bowl judgments are about to fall. And Babylon is about to get destroyed in just a matter of years and so what they pray for in Revelation 6 will ultimately be answered by the Lord. I think part of that martyred them as can relate to the squeeze play the antichrist in terms the mark of the beast know basically what that amounts to is that those who take the mark of abuse will not only be able to buy and sell, but will be able to eat if you don't take the mark of the beast is would be true of a believer. Well, ultimately, that means you don't eat tracks and not only that you can to be targeted by the antichrist for death and not just by the antichrist.
But the Scripture says that the blood of the martyrs will be flowing in the streets of new Babylon new Babylon itself will martyred many believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and you know I gotta tell you it's going to be hard to live. During that time. It really is but that's one of the reasons why God gives so many wonderful promises to the believers living during that time you tell them hold fast. Don't fear what's about to come on you, you got the crown of life waiting, you know.
And even if you die you got eternal life defeats Linda death and I will give you slice it exactly right. In such an encouragement to so given all of this when you see a lot of Christians looking at the signs of the times as you say you made may be doing headline prophecy going to the Internet insane. Okay, where do we see scratcher fulfilled today. There is a lot of fear. I think about trends in society and what will happen to Christians now and people will sometimes do a separation between my own life and the net life of those Christians who will be there during the time of new Babylon and nobody knows the time of the day when this will all actually take place, but you know how concerned should Christians be in the interim about the effects of this rising Babylon now prior to the rapture will my feeling is this the center of Bible prophecy of Jesus Christ, what are you talking about the first coming or the second coming Bible prophecy hinges and centers on the person of Jesus Christ.
So my goal is to encourage people not to focus their eyes on bad things, but the focus their eyes on the Savior who walks with them as a shepherd every circumstance they will encounter.
Believers are never alone. No matter what they face even the sum of the signs of the time start coming to pass.
In our day and persecution increases in the martyrdom of Christians around the world today. No matter what happens we are never alone because our divine shepherd has us by the hand, walking us through all of that, even when we go to that dark valley see so I'm encouraging people to keep your eyes focused on Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith.
The King of Kings for the Lord of lords.
He was the center of Bible prophecy, the Redeemer of the Savior, the one who was control of all things, and in fact I might mention to you Janet that he is really the heart of Revelation is seltzer you know about in terms of Bible prophecy. Jesus not only spoke sermons of Bible prophecy, but he also called Paul as his messenger to deliver his message to the Jews and the Gentiles.
That means that whatever Paul said about prophecy was Christ's message.
The book of Revelation chapter 1 verse one says that the revelation was given to John by Jesus Christ, and even the Old Testament prophets when you look at first Peter 111. It talks about how the spirit of Christ spoke through all the Old Testament prophets. So Jesus is the source of all of this knowledge in terms of biblical prophecy and if that same Jesus. It takes us by faith and and wants us to whatever the circumstances, we may face in the end times is so encouraging and that's absolutely right. Jesus Christ is the center of all of it and is the reason why we will be able to remain faithful to him. It's on life, his grace the name of the book is new Babylon rising the emerging end times world order. Dr. Ron Rhodes joining us and something to talk to Dr. Rhodes.
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