Rebuilding Babylon

Q. I am puzzled by the current world situation if soon the prophesy of the Ezekiel war or about Damascus will taken place.

However, if the Ezekiel war or what was prophesied about Damascus will take place in the not too distant future, then when is in your opinion the rebuilding of the city of Babylon will take place, in the time table of end time scenario, in such away to prepare the city for the end time scenario of Zec 5:11?

A. The rebuilding of Babylon is well underway. During the Gulf War, Western Bible Scholars were surprised to learn that Saddam Hussein had spent millions of dollars restoring it into a ceremonial city and had even built a palace for himself there. Many changed their positions on prophecies about Babylon in the End Times being literal because of it. There have been a number of international events held there and at one time, Saddam offered a $1 million reward for any Iraqi who could figure out how the ancients irrigated the famous hanging gardens so he could have them rebuilt. He also allowed Iraqi couples to have their weddings there free of charge in defiance of Revelation 18:23 “The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.” Babylon was not damaged in the Gulf War nor has it been damaged in this one. While it’s not ready yet to be a world center for government, commerce, and religion, it’s not as far away as you might think.

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