Gino (29 May 2022)
"tale of two cities"

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. 
  3a So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman


(Especially during the great tribulation: John first saw the LORD’s woman, Israel, hidden in the wilderness, protected from the devil.
Now, here, John also sees the devil’s woman, the whore, revealed in the wilderness.
The angel says to John, “Come hither”, and then the angel carried John away in the spirit into the wilderness.
There he sees this other woman in the wilderness, in complete contrast to the first woman:)


Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
  14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.


(This is definitely a tale of two women, the original tale of two cities: Jerusalem and Babylon.
chosen by the LORD for his glory
the pinnacle of the earth’s glory for the devil
the 1st thing David did as king was to take it from the Gentiles
it was the beginning of Nimrod’s kingdom
David brought the ark there to worship the LORD
the world was building a tower there in rebellion
The LORD had his temple built there
the origin & source of the world’s sorcery, magic & astrology
Jesus was crucified there & the gospel went out from there
the origin & source of all the world’s idolatry
Jesus will return & deliver it from the world’s armies
the enemy will turn on her, to destroy her & burn her up
Jesus will rule the world from there in the kingdom
it will be a complete desolation in the kingdom
As mentioned, above, it was the very first thing David did, as soon he became king of Israel:)


II Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
  6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
  7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.


(Thus began the kingdom of Israel.)

(However, when the LORD’s people apostatized, Jerusalem went into captivity to Babylon.)


Jeremiah 32:36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;


Jeremiah 34:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all the people, fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof, saying,
  2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:


(Thus began the times of the Gentiles.
After 70 years captivity in Babylon, they were allowed to return to Jerusalem, to rebuild the temple and the city.
However, they remained under Gentile world power, until they went into captivity, again, at the hand of the Romans.
They have returned again, but they still are under Gentile world power, like the UN, but also, even their ally, the United States.
The times of the Gentiles began with Babylon, and it will end with Babylon, but in its final mystery form.
The times of the Gentiles began with the burning of Jerusalem, but it will end with the burning of Babylon.
Then, like David did in the beginning of his kingdom, where he came and took Jerusalem for the kingdom,
            Jesus will come in the beginning of his kingdom, and take back Jerusalem for his kingdom.
There are two chapters in the old testament, and also two chapters in the new testament, that describe the destruction of Babylon.
Jeremiah 50 & 51 prophesy of Babylon’s destruction, and Revelation 17 & 18 prophesy of Babylon’s destruction.
When looking at these, it's good to remember things in the context of the relationship of Jerusalem and Babylon.)