18:17 For in one hour
 so great riches
[a.] is come to nought. And
 every shipmaster, and
 all the company in ships, and
 [all] sailors, and
 as many as trade
[a.] by sea [this cannot be Jerusalem, for it is an inland city],
[11.] stood afar off,
[111.] when they saw
[aaa.] the smoke of her burning, saying,
[111.] What [city is] like
[aaa.] unto this great city!
18:19 And they
 cast dust on their heads, and
 cried, weeping and wailing, saying,
[a.] Alas, alas,
[b.] that great city,
[11.] wherein were made rich
[aa.] all that had ships in the sea [a sea port city]
[111.] by reason of her costliness!
[c.] for in one hour
[11.] is she made desolate.
18:20 Rejoice over her,
 [thou] heaven, and
 [ye] holy apostles and prophets;
for God hath avenged you
[a.] on her [for causing your deaths].
 took up a stone
[a.] like a great millstone, and
[a.] cast [it] into the sea [her destruction comes from the sea],
saying, Thus with violence shall
[aa.] be thrown down, and
[111.] shall be found
[aaa.] no more at all.
Rev. 19:1 And after these things [after John is shown the judgment of Babylon the great: the great commercial center of the earth (Chapter 18)]
 I heard a great voice
[a.] of much people in heaven, saying,
[12.] Salvation, and
[13.] glory, and
[14.] honour, and
[aa.] unto the Lord our God:
19:2 For [16.] true and righteous [are] his judgments: for
[aa.] he hath judged the great whore*,
[111.] which did corrupt the earth
[aaa.] with her fornication, and
[ab.] [he] hath avenged the blood [from Abel to the two witnesses]
[111.] of his servants [Israel and the Church]
[aaa.] at her hand.
[*The great whore of Rev. 19:2 is: Mystery Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations (Rev. 17:5). In Chapter 18, John has just been shown God’s judgment of Babylon The Great, the world’s great commercial center. Yet, verse 19:2 calls this great commercial center “the great whore.” Both the great religious center (Mystery Babylon The Great), and the great commercial center of the earth (Babylon The Great), therefore, will be located in the same city: Babylon. (See: The Revelation of Babylon the Great: That Great City (Dubai); Dubai and Dubai Projects.)
HERE IS THE GREAT MYSTERY: EACH OF THE 8 GREAT WORLD KINGDOMS THAT HAVE OR WILL OPPRESS ISRAEL (Rev. 17:10-11) HAS HAD OR WILL HAVE ITS GREAT RELIGIOUS WHORE CITY.
For the revised Roman Empire that is yet to come, its 10 kings will destroy its great mystery religious city (Rev. 17:16). These kings then will give their power, authority, and kingdom to the Antichrist (Rev. 17:12-14, Rev. 17:16-17), who will form the eighth and final world kingdom to oppress Israel: the revived Grecian Empire. In fulfillment of Bible prophecy (Dan 9:27), the Antichrist will enter Jerusalem and desecrate the rebuilt temple. He will then consolidate church and state in the rebuilt city of "Babylon", which we believe to be Dubai (see also Dubai Projects). THEN THE GREAT MYSTERY: the spirit of the destroyed Mystery Babylon of the revised Roman Empire is resurrected in literal Babylon, as the great religious whore city of the revived Grecian Empire. This demonic religious spirit now demands universal worship of the Antichrist within the territories formerly ruled by Greece: whom God destroys (the city and the spirit) under the 7th vial of wrath (Rev. 16:19).]
19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever [the smoke of
destroyed Babylon will forever witness to God’s judgment of sin].
 harpers, and
 musicians, and of
 pipers, and
shall be heard no more at all in thee; and
[a.] no craftsman,
[11.] of whatsoever craft [he be],
[12.] shall be found any more in thee; and
[b.] the sound of a millstone
[11.] shall be heard no more at all in thee;
[c.] the light of a candle
[11.] shall shine no more at all in thee; and
[d.] the voice
[11.] of the bridegroom and
[12.] of the bride
shall be heard no more at all in thee: for
[aa.] thy merchants
[111.] were the great men
[aaa.] of the earth; for
[112.] by thy sorceries [drugs] were
[aaa.] all nations deceived.
 the blood of prophets, and
 [the blood] of saints, and
 [the blood] of all that were slain
[a.] upon the earth.
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