Looking for the Blessed Hope
A heart for Israel…and Israel’s Messiah!
Reblog by: Lawrence Morra III
Zero Lift-Off Only The Beginning
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August 1, 2021
I’ve often wondered about this as many of you and others have through the decades and centuries! I had always had some interest in whether the Statue of Liberty and NYC with the United Nations being located there along with Wall Street a global trading financial hub would result in some specific Biblical prophecy but for the most part like multitudes of other people wasn’t connecting any dots indicating such a connection existed; until now! What follows are some Scriptural verses along with some of my own thoughts derived from recent developments in the Nations or Super Powers vying for World dominance and NWO then finally a writing on this subject that I just came upon which could very well be a most plausible reason why America isn’t mentioned in the final days leading up to Armageddon and Jesus Christ’s Second Coming to finally end this world.
“I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters”
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”
Look at what symbol now sits at the UN that was recently added as an icon of Peace!
This may very well be the infant Nation much newer and younger in comparison to all European and Middle East ones, the New Babylon the Great. Could it be The United States?
Liberty and Freedom are most definitely eroding here in the US just as they are throughout the world but this is a big deal here where our US Constitution and the Bill of Rights make it abundantly clear that American Citizens are supposed to be a Free and Christian People! As it was clearly stated by all of the Founding Fathers here is just one example of just how key and crucial a role Christianity and Freedom played in the establishing of this Republic under God!
First US Secretary of the Treasury
“In my opinion, the present constitution is the standard to which we are to cling…. Let an association be formed to be denominated ‘The Christian Constitutional Society,’ its object to be first: The support of the Christian religion. Second: The support of the United States.”
Apr. 16-21, 1802, Letter to James Bayard
That is a clear indication of what America was to be based on and represent for its People. Then there was this.
Member of the First Continental Congress, Governor of Virginia
“The great pillars of all government…[are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.”
Jan. 8, 1799, Letter to Archibald Blai
And then this beautiful statement.
Writer, Revolutionary leader
“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the king of America? I’ll tell you, friend, He reigns above.”
1776, Common Sense
I add these few additional statements by other Founding Fathers that make it quite abundantly clear what the mindset and actual principles of America were intended to be, and I say why America rose to such prominence, prowess and power as the leading Nation of all Nations around the Globe for hundreds of years; a very blessed Nation.
Second President of the US
“We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
1798, Address to the militia of Massachusetts
“The experiment is made, and has completely succeeded: it can no longer be called in question, whether authority in magistrates, and obedience of citizens, can be grounded on reason, morality, and the Christian religion, without the mockery of priests, or the knavery of politicians.”
1788, “A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America”
First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
Feb. 28, 1797, Letter to clergyman Jedidiah Morse
Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, called the “father” of the US Bill of Rights
“The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth.”
Robin v. Hardaway, Gener
But here is the catch now for America and beyond! Most if not all of these prerequisites for this Nation under God to remain strong enough in a violent corrupted “Ways of The World” battle which the world has always been with all Nations feuding or attacking others, these precepts have been transgressed or marginalized to the point of practically being nonexistent and we can now see the results with mostly corrupted self-serving dirty scoundrel politicians and most despicable leadership on all fronts, with sin and blasphemies against God and his Commandments overflowing through this Land of once truly Free People. I call it a “Nut House” now with factions like BLM or Antifa and Corporate Groups that pull all the Punches and Shots needed in unison with all of the low life politicians; in order to rule this polluted system stepping all over our rights and even now attacking our health and happiness with injecting horrible untested concoctions into our bodies and having us “Lock Down” like prisoners while many criminals are set free to run loose and this while We the People are “Not Free” to move around; as we just witnessed for the last year and a half.
Please try to read on through the entire fairly short article; which will shed some light on what may very well be going on, and what to expect!
Who is the Whore of Revelation 17?
Revelation 17:1 “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, “Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
There is a popular belief that mystery Babylon refers to the Roman Catholic Church. One of the books most often quoted in support of this idea is Alexander Hislop’s “The Two Babylons”. The problem with this view is the fact that there are many false religions on the face of the earth that are neither Catholic nor Christian! As will be seen, the scriptures speak about this woman, whose origins are from ancient times, long before Christianity took up the cup of her abominations!
The idol Ishtar, from the Babylonian empire, is very likely what is spoken of by Jeremiah the prophet as the queen of heaven (Jer 7:18; 44:16-19)
Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other elohim, that they may provoke me to anger.
Is there any way of identifying this queen of heaven? Looking up Jeremiah 7:18 (quoted above) in a couple of references, we find the following:
1. In the commentary of the Ryrie Study Bible: The queen of heaven. The Assyro-Babylonian goddess Ishtar.
2. In the commentary of the NIV Study Bible: Queen of Heaven. A Babylonian title for Ishtar, an important goddess in the Babylonian pantheon.
3. In Ungers Bible Dictionary it says under the heading “Queen of Heaven” (Hebrew Meleketh hashshamayim, Jer 7:18; 44:17-19, 25) Astarte, an ancient Semitic deity, identical with Babylonian Ishtar (Venus)
Is there any symbol in the world today that represents the idol Ishtar?
Fact: One of the worlds largest idols that has ever been constructed is the Statue of Liberty in the harbor of New York City. According to the following research, the Statue of Liberty is an idol which represents something specific:
The sculptor of the Statue of Liberty was Auguste Bertholdi. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Paris. Before beginning the statue of liberty project, Bertholdi was seeking a commission to construct a giant statue of the goddess “Isis,” the Egyptian Queen of Heaven, to overlook the Suez canal. The statue of Isis was to be of “a robed woman holding aloft a torch” [The preceding information is from, “IS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY PAGAN?” by William Dankenbring]
If Revelation 17 is referring to Ishtar, represented by the Statue of Liberty, it would not only be the sins of Christianity, as would be the case with the Roman Catholic Church, but it would include most all false religions on the face of the earth, whereas Islam is possibly the beast. The beast hates the whore (Rev 17:16).
Continuing on in Revelation 17…
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
It can be seen here that the whore rides upon the seven headed beast, which represent the seven empires that have existed throughout world history (see Daniel 7 and Rev. 13)
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Mystery Babylon is guilty of being the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth. Even though the Roman Catholic Church has been referred to as the mother of the protestant reformation, the mother goddess Ishtar has even deeper roots.
It is interesting to note that ancient Babyon’s chief deity “Ishtar” (AKA “Iana”) held the very same title in Babylon, “Mother of Harlots”.
As Alexander Hislop shows, in his book entitled, “The Two Babylons”, Isis is the Egyptian name for the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, who is also the same as Athena (Greece), Minerva (Egypt and Greece), Astarte (Syria), Cybele (Rome), Ashtoreth (Israel), and Diana (Ephesus).
A site on the internet entitled, Statue of Liberty Facts, makes the following statements: http://yahushua.net/babylon/liberty/libertyfacts.htm
7 Spikes in the Crown represent:
Either Seven Seas:
Arctic, Antarctic, North & South Atlantic,
North & South Pacific, Indian.
SEVEN SEAS — Figuratively, all the waters or oceans of the world.
The phrase probably has its origins in Brahmanic (Hindu) mythology:
The seven seas dividing and surrounding the seven land masses of the earth. In modern times it has been applied to the seven oceans.
Or Seven Continents:
North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia
Continuing on with Revelation chapter 17
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahushua: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, “Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
A familiar explanation of verse 9 is that the seven mountains represent the seven hills of Rome; but how many believe that the seven heads of the beast represent the seven hills of Rome? Notice that in verse nine, it says, “And here is the mind that has wisdom.” So, in order to understand the rest of verse nine, along with verse ten, it requires wisdom…
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the set-apart is understanding.
In Daniel chapter 7, the seven heads are on four beasts (representing four kingdoms). But, in Revelation 17:10, it says that there are seven kings. So the seven heads represent seven kings, and by implication they can represent seven kingdoms. Can we identify seven kingdoms that have existed, starting from the time of the flood?
It says that five are fallen, one is, and the other is not yet come. From the time of the flood, there have been five kingdoms that have fallen: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece. The one that was during the time of John was Rome. And one that had not yet come was the Ottoman Empire. It seems that the whore, that rides upon this beast, is the mother of all the false religions within these empires.
According to Revelation 13, the seven headed beast represents the final evil empire during the great tribulation (A culmination of the preceding 7 empires).
As we have already seen (in Revelation 17:1), this woman sits upon many waters. Then in verse 15…
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”
It is interesting that the promoters of the Statue of Liberty claim that the seven spikes of her crown represent the seven seas!
More from “Statue of Liberty Facts”…
Official accepting Statue on behalf of US: President Grover Cleveland
Date of Acceptance by President: October 28, 1886
Part of Acceptance Statement by President Cleveland:
“We will not forget that liberty here made her home;
nor shall her chosen altar be neglected.”
Some highlights of the Statue Inscription:
…a mighty woman with a torch
and her name Mother of Exiles.
“Keep ancient lands your storied pomp!”
cries she with silent lips.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
The idol Ishtar (represented by the Statue of Liberty) was known, in ancient Babylon, as the goddess of personal freedom and the goddess of immigrants. The following was taken from, “America the Babylon” by Richard Coombs:
Ishtar was called the matron goddess of prostitution because she promoted sexual freedom. Indeed, she had invented the concept. Slaves considered her their goddess in the hopes of winning their freedom. Many women who gained freedom later turned to prostitution to survive and thereby retained Libertas as their goddess, especially if they became priestesses in the Libertas cult. Libertas was also a goddess of war in order to fight for freedom. She was also referred at times as the goddess of victory because freedom must have victory in order to survive. This goddess was also the goddess of immigrants. The whole idea of immigration connoted the idea of freedom. Her popularity was also unique because of her unique doctrine of hearing personal prayers. This unique doctrine was something that most of the pagan deity doctrines were not disposed towards.
We know that this goddess existed because of the records left behind to us. We have the ancient writings of Cicero who writes of this goddess and her Temple on the Aventine Way in Rome. She was depicted on some Roman coins as wearing a freedom cap and having a wreath along with a spear or sometimes a sword. Such coin images were not the only depictions. Sometimes she was well robed and at other times seductively unclothed in both sculptures and paintings. We know of Libertas being referred to as the Mother of Harlots by the famous Roman historian (and senator) Cicero’s writings. Cicero indicates that she was also a very early goddess of the Greeks even before early Roman civilization developed.
This very freedom has brought to these shores (America) every false religion known to man. Even if one were to have the wisdom of Solomon, they would still be vulnerable to the snares of false religions. Solomon committed fornication with the whore of Revelation 17…
1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other elohim: and his heart was not perfect with YHWH his Elohim, as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
Remember that Ashtereth is another name for the Queen of Heaven. Again, Revelation 17, verses 1 and 15 call her a whore that sits upon many waters, which seems to represent the entire world!
Revelation 17:16-17 talks about ten kings hating the whore and making her desolate…
17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For YHWH hath put in their hearts to fulfil His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of YHWH shall be fulfilled.
The Beast is going to be a one world religion/government that will not tolerate religious freedom of any kind. (see 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)
Notice how the following verse in Revelation ties chapter 17, religious Babylon, with chapter 18, commercial Babylon…
Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
By now it should be obvious that the Statue of Liberty represents the whore spoken of in Revelation 17. Not only does the Statue of Liberty represent the religious (idolatrous) freedom found in the United States, but she is also a symbol for New York City, the economic capital of Babylon the Great, spoken of in Revelation 18.
In closing I hope this has been an interesting eye opener for you and will at least help you to stimulate some further thought and conversations with others to seek out God’s Truth and Discern all past, Present and potential Future factors so that you will have the wisdom and insight god wants you to possess in order not to be fooled or led astray! As mentioned in Scriptures a serious horrible event would come about in End Time to eclipse all previous human attacks upon other people that would bring on unbelievable misery, suffering and death before the end!
The Weapon of Indignation will be released upon America by Putin to wipe-out its Grid and this powerful EMP weapon will cripple the entire military and all of its infrastructure plunging the once Great New Babylon the Great into the Stone Age essentially. Putin is the King of the North mentioned in Revelations and of an Atheistic Brutal Communist controlled nation based on the evils that Lenin, Marx and Stalin laid the foundation for through the last century after the 6th Earth Kingdom the Ottoman Empire came to a close; leaving us now with the 7th and final Earthly Kingdom! And it is very likely when one looks at a Global map drawing a line from Moscow in the north and finding it ends up crossing down though Kenya Africa in the South; so Putin is the one mentioned in the book of Revelation while Obama is the King of the South “from Kenya Africa” as he is the true and “Real Illegitimate Shadow President” of the United States who is now ruling America through Biden, and all his corrupted government cohorts; all of which serve Satan.
God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
Why America Will Disappear from World Prominence
On July 30, 2021 By LFTBH AdministratorIn Current Events, MAGA
As noted before, America is nowhere to be found in Bible prophecy. But why would the world’s greatest superpower not play a part in God’s plan of the end? There are lots of potential reasons:
America could be attacked by those intent on our destruction.
Poor judgment by government officials could render America’s military lacking in power and ability to defend itself.
The US could become so distracted by domestic issues that our defenses let down.
Our American economy could collapse, leaving us unable to maintain a strong military.
Enemy regimes could launch a cyber attack, leaving us without ample power to respond.
The rapture might occur, taking millions of Americans (and others)!
That’s definitely my choice…how about you!?!
But let’s consider something going on in our nation that could play a part in total implosion. If you study history, perhaps you have noticed that immorality tends to precede the fall of nations. Consider what one of our founding fathers, John Adams, had to say:
I agree. How about you?
There are dozens of things that challenge America’s morals. The murder of millions of unborn babies. Rampant drug use…some of it now legal. Unchecked adultery and promiscuity. Lying, cheating and defrauding. Acceptance of homosexuality and all sorts of deviant behavior.
Even more disturbing is the level at which young people are exposed to such blatant and intentional godlessness. For example, 4th graders in Minnesota were given an “equity survey” and were explicitly told not to tell their parents! You can read that story here.
That is only one example of the effort by the socialist left to brainwash our children and lead them down paths of immorality and lawlessness.
The Bible teaches us that Israel will eventually stand alone, and that all nations will be brought before the Lord in judgment. Yet, there are people from all over the world risking their lives to break into the United States! Why is that?
Could it be that, despite the downward spiral happening in our country, America is still a great nation? As Mike Pompeo states, “America is exceptional!” Indeed we are, thanks to the grace of God.
Now the question: How do we continue to make America exceptional?
Not by might, nor by power. Not by political maneuvering, but by Christians becoming involved in every phase of society (including running for office)!
Where has God placed you? Are you being used by Him to advance His Kingdom?
23 Let’s hold firmly to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let’s consider how to encourage one another in love and good deeds, 25 not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
As we consider what is being taught to our young people, let’s seek out ways to hold fast, encourage one another, and join together in worship. Let’s overcome the brainwashing, and let’s teach our kids truth from God’s Word. The day of Jesus’ return is drawing near. Are you ready?