Parallel Nations is a series of teachings that the Lord has shown me and is now allowing me to share. A lot of what will be communicated is intricate and complex. I will first, give an overview, and then in future postings I will give specific explanations as the Lord leads. May you be blessed by the word of God.
Apocalypse refers to the unveiling of God. It means the revelation of hidden things given by God to a chosen prophet. “Apocalypse is Greek for ‘revelation’ an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling.”(Goswiller 1987, p.3) The book of Revelations in the bible is an apocalypse.
There are many who have attempted to interpret the book of Revelations. Some have been partially correct, and others have been completely inaccurate. The reason why there are so many interpretations and why most are not correct is because those who attempt to interpret are using their intellect, or cardinal mind to try and understand what God is saying in Revelations. But the book of Revelations can only be understood, 1) if the Holy Spirit decides to give a person the revelation, and 2) through spiritual eyes. In other words, a person cannot just sit down and read it and then claim to understand. In fact, most will admit to their confusion after doing so.
Also, much has been lost in the translation from Greek to English. Many interpret the book of Revelations literally. But of course, this is where the confusion begins. The book of Revelations is filled with symbolism. There are current debates among Christians as to whether the events happened sometime in the past, are happening in our time, or will happen at some point in the future. The simple answer is, ‘yes’ to all three aspects.
The book of Revelations is a spiritual operations manual of how the Kingdom of God operates. To unfold all of its complexities will take some time. For now, the Lord has instructed me to reveal the parallels between the United States and Babylon.
After my waking vision (see post September 14, 2009), the Lord started to show me the parallels between the children of Israel in the Old Testament and the United States. He began to show me the influences that affected their relationship with God, and how idolatry became a way of life for them. He then showed me how the United States has fallen into a similar pattern. Then He showed me in Revelations the spiritual implications of what was happening during the time when Israel was ruled by Babylon. There was a high ranking demonic spirit at work during that time. The same high ranking spirit is operating today in the United States. In the book of Revelations, Babylon is the spiritual name given to any kingdom or nation ruled by this same demon.
In Revelations, Babylon represents any kingdom or nation that goes against God’s laws. The kingdoms will fall and/or lose power. The demon spirit gained significant power with Babylon thus was named, so that we would always have a remembrance of what happens to a nation that incites the wrath of God.
1THEN I saw another angel descending from heaven, possessing great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his radiance and splendor.
2And he shouted with a mighty voice, She is fallen! Mighty Babylon is fallen! She has become a resort and dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every loathsome spirit, an abode for every filthy and detestable bird.
3For all nations have drunk the wine of her passionate unchastity, and the rulers and leaders of the earth have joined with her in committing fornication (idolatry), and the businessmen of the earth have become rich with the wealth of her excessive luxury and wantonness. (Revelations 18:1-3, Amplified)
What happened with Babylon will also happen to the United States, even North America. But the good news is that as God saved and protected a remnant of Israel, those who remained faithful, so too will He do for us. For His elect, there will be covering and provision. He will be our refuge in our time of trouble. As we seek His wisdom and guidance, He will divinely connect us and show us how to prepare for what is coming (Psalm 9:9-10, NKJV).