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Babylon's Millstone

In ancient times, most people made their own bread. A grain mill was therefore a device common to nearly all homes. It was a simple hand-powered device composed of two circular stones, approximately 15 centimeters (6 inches) thick and about 60 centimeters (2 feet) in diameter. The upper stone had a crank attached that was turned to crush the grain between the stones. The home mill was regarded as vital to life; millstones could not be used as collateral for debt, or be taken by a creditor, "for he taketh a man's life."

"24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge." (Deuteronomy 24:6 KJV)

"And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth"

Millstones were heavy, difficult to carry. It's certain that no one could swim with one tied around their neck - hence the reason that Jesus Christ used a millstone in His warning of what's coming upon the misleaders (not just religious, but political and economic as well, as explained further below) of the "little ones" who seek to do right.

Babylon's Kingdom

"18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted [see Growing In The Grace And Knowledge], and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!" (Matthew 18:2-7 KJV)

At the time of Christ's return, "Babylon" is going to fall, partly because by then it will have collapsed upon itself anyway (anything that has fraud and hypocrisy as a foundation is doomed right from the start), but moreover because the time of evil and deception in the world will be over. Christ is coming with Truth and Justice, not based on empty words and man-made documents, but based upon God's Eternal Law (see The Coming World Dictator). Christ's return will be "like a great millstone" that is going to separate "the wheat from the chaff" (see Baptism Of Fire); His wrath is coming upon those in whom "was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."

"18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying,

Thus with violence [i.e. violation of God's Way - see Violence] shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth." (Revelation 18:21-24 KJV)

The "sea" that the evil ones are going to be cast into will not be of water, but of fire. It will not merely be the "Beast" and his "prophet" (see Emperors and Popes), but also all that they represent - the entire "Babylon" political, economic and religious systems of Satan's world.

"19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [see War With The Lamb], and against his army.

19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image [see Worshipers of The Beast and Its Image]. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:19-21 KJV)

Fact Finder: Was the Flood of water in the time of Noah a prophecy, an object lesson?
See Planet On Fire!; also Hydrogen

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