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Source: Alpha- Omega Reports

Excerpt : From R.A. Combs

Among some Prophecy watching websites, there is excitement that Iraq’s ancient Babylon is about to be rebuilt. This excitement is based upon supposedly grand UN plans for rebuilding the city and making it the world’s capital.

This is simply false.

There are UN plans for aiding in a project to resurrect the city as an “archaeological” tourist site, much as Saddam had envisioned. However, there are no plans to make it a “living” city or the world’s capital. The plans that are real, call for turning the archaeological site into something like Williamsburg, Virginia or Jamestown, Virginia. Both of those sites have restored the old ruins but no one actually lives in those sites. It is all there simply for show.

Despite such limited plans, ignorant Bible Prophecy watchers and a few prophecy commentators with so-called scholarly credentials point to these news stories about UN and USA funding and claim Babylon is about to be rebuilt and will fulfill the Biblical prophecies of Revelation 17 and 18.

Drawing such conclusions is false for numerous reasons.

As noted, the Iraqi and UN plans do not call for ancient Babylon to be a habitable, prospering city as it was 2,500 years ago. Furthermore, there are at least 60 reasons why Iraq’s ancient Babylon site cannot be the same future Babylon of Prophecy. See our previous article: “

60 Reasons Why Iraq Can Not Be Mystery Babylon”

http://www.aoreport.com/mag/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=47
Probably, the most compelling reason why Babylon’s ancient Iraq simply can not be the future Babylon – often misidentified as “Mystery Babylon” is because much of Iraq, including ancient Babylon is to be a part of the Messianic Kingdom of Jesus Christ. On that basis, the Messianic prophecy contradicts the “Babylon” prophecies. The Messianic Kingdom, all of it, will be inhabited and prosperous and ruled from Jerusalem.

Often overlooked by many Bible Prophecy “experts” are the prophecies concerning the future borders of Israel when Jesus Christ returns and establishes new borders for Israel’s Millennial Kingdom that will finally fulfill the promises made to Abraham and his descendants.

Israel’s future borders (the Messianic borders) will be extended eastward to encompass much of what today is called Iraq. The area will include all of the old Hittite and Chaldean Empire. Joshua 1:4 notes that it will include “ALL” of the land, which means the ancient site of Babylon and all of Babylonia are to be part of the new Messianic Israel. Anthropologists and archaeologists now believe that the Chaldeans of Babylonia were originally were the Hittites. The Hittite empire, at the time of Abraham had conquered and owned Babylon and much of its outlying territories west of the Tigris River.

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