The President of Babylon

 

“It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom: and over these three presidents: of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him: and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.” (Dan.6:1-3)

 

I’ve believed for more than twenty years now that the new Babylon of revelation is the U.S.A. The description given in (Rev.18) more closely fits America than any other nation. In order to fulfill the scriptures in (Dan.2 and 7 and Rev.13 and 17 and 18), the end time Babylon must be an empire, the last empire of the beast just before Jesus comes back. And there is no doubt in my mind that the U.S. right now is an empire and the worlds sole superpower. I believe we are very close to losing our republic and have become an acknowledged empire. I believe soon our president will become an emperor and we will lose our right to elect him by vote.

 

God called me to be a bible watchman. To blow the trumpet and warn this nation to repent of sins and get saved lest the wrath of God come upon U.S. A watchman warned Old Testament Babylon that it would fall in (Is.21:5-10). The watchman said – Babylon is fallen, is fallen.” It is said twice because Babylon falls twice. It fell the first time when Media-Persia conquered it during the night of the handwriting on the wall in (Dan.5) and New Testament Babylon will fall also in (Rev.18). It is written in (Rev.14:8) “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen etc.” And this end-time Babylon is the United States. (The only president in the bible is president of Babylon).

 

What I’m preaching on in this sermon in (Dan.6) is right after the first Babylon fell being conquered by the Media-Persia empire in (Dan.5). Chapter 6 in Dan. Introduces Media-Persia, the second world empire prophesied by Daniel in (Ch. 2 and 7). After 67 years of powerful rule over the known world, Babylon, the head of gold, gave way to the arms and breast of silver.

 

Emperor Darius set up a new government in Babylon. It was ruled by a triumvirate of three presidents and the king made Daniel not just one of the three presidents, but he made him chief of the presidents or first president.

 

This second world empire was not an absolute monarchy as Babylon had been. Nebuchadnezzar had been the final word in government… he put up whom he would, and he put down whom he would: he slew whom be would, and whom he would he kept alive. But the presidents and princes under King Darius made up what we would call a congress today. This congress had a definite voice in making laws, which laws could be vetoed or signed by King Darius. If signed by the king, they became the law of the empire and could not be altered or set aside, even by the king. (Much like the U.S.A. today).

 

President is in the bible five times – all here in (Dan.6). And it’s only in the King James Bible, which is the true, infallible and inerrant word of God. The other bible perversions have instead of president – satraps – commissioners – administrators, (N.I.V/) or governors – (NKV) etc, etc. - The only president in the bible is the president of Babylon found only in the book of Daniel which prophesies of the beast of Babylon. Daniel shows us the change from king of Babylon to president of Babylon. This is a great clue to solve the mystery of Babylon the great.

 

When the King James Bible was written in 1611, God inspired the translators to choose the word president here in (Dan.6) because God knew the U.S.A. was just about to start and that we would call our chief executive president. A nation that was born in rebellion against empire in 1776 and one that was dead set against kings and empires. And so we made ourselves a Democratic Republic.

 

Our founding fathers had no model to follow. They were creating a new office that no previous nation ever had. One single president who would be elected by the people for four years. A single presidency is truly an American institution. George Washington, our first president said, “I walk on untrodden ground.”

 

Some of our founding fathers wanted a dual presidency or three presidents, but they decided on a president and vice-president. And because the U.S. has become the richest and most powerful nation in the world – 130 other nations call their rulers- president. Even Russia now has a president and Sadaam Hussein was the president of Iraq for twenty some years. And so we can see in modern day BabylonIraq, how it changed from a king to a president, (Even though Sadaam, the president, ruled like a king).

 

We are waiting to see what kind of government emperor George Bush will set up in Babylon-Iraq, after he conquered them as King Darius did. Probably a Prime Minister. IN reality a ‘puppet minister’ as the president of the U.S. will be the puppeteer pulling the strings.

 

Here in Babylon in (Dan.6) King Darius decided to place three presidents to rule over his newly acquired province of Babylon. And Daniel was the first president ruling over the other two. (The Roman republic, before it became an empire, had this exact same thing). Only the king was higher. Beneath these three presidents were 120 princes (Like our congressmen and senators).

 

God is giving us prophetic light here in (Dan.6) which is especially helpful in these end days. The word president is the key. Babylon fell in (Dan.5) and then immediately in (Ch.6) Daniel becomes president of Babylon. Surely we can see Babylon-U.S.A. with our increasing imperial presidency. Gulf War I and Gulf War II has shown us that the title of Babylon the Great has passed from old testament Babylon – Iraq to new testament Babylon – U.S.A. President Bush is now President of Babylon which is what the Lord was pointing us to in (Dan.6). The only president in the bible is the president of Babylon. The battle between the two Babylons is over and Sadaam is dethroned and the American president is now the president of Babylon. We must praise the Lord Jesus for bringing the land of old testament Babylon-Iraq and America the New Testament Babylon, to this final climatic showdown. The showdown between the two Babylons.

 

Daniel was a Godly man filled with the holy spirit. He went from the slave house to the white house (so to speak). From being a slave to the highest office in Babylon. It is written in (Ps.75:-7) “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up anther.” It was Daniel himself who prophesied to King Nebuchadnezzar in (Dan.4:25) Til thou know that the most high ruleth in the kingdom of men and giveth it to whomsoever he will.” Little did Daniel know that the most high would promote him ruler of Babylon - the president of Babylon. Are you listening? “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches.” And he shall promote us as rulers on earth also.

 

I believe (Dan.6) points directly to the president of Babylon-U.S.A. and our empire and imperial presidency. I believe the holy spirit has given me light and discernment concerning this in order to edify the church and to blow the trumpet of warning. The only president in the bible is the president of Babylon.

 

The evil President of Babylon- U.S.A. will, like the evil presidents of (Dan.6), pass laws against God’s word that no true Christian can obey – like you must receive the mark of the beast and worship him and his image. He wants the born again saints to give him what belongs only to God. In (Mt.22:17-21) it is written, “Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, why tempt ye me, you hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought him a penny. And he saith unto them, whose is this image and superscription? They saith unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s: and to God the things that are God’s.”

 

Jesus is saying that you may pay tribute money to Caesar, but you must not pay Caesar the highest form of tribute – worshipping him. If you will underline the word image, you will see what a Christian must not give to Caesar because we are to give it only to God. We cannot worship the emperor or his image because you will be worshipping Satan who is behind all idolatry – (I Cor.10:19-20). God has commanded us to flee from idolatry.

 

Jesus told Satan when he was tempted to become emperor of the world. “And saith unto him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him. Get thee hence Satan: for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve.” (Mt.4:8-10). No man is to be worshipped – only God. Remember – there was one Godly president and two evil presidents in Babylon – you shall know them by their fruits.

 

Of course, if your bible doesn’t have ‘president’ in it, maybe you should find out which is the true bible. God will always have his pure word for his people, preserved, infallible and inerrant for every generation. How many of you can raise up in your hand the word of God which is free from error? I have the word of God – not one error is in it. Not many preachers can do that today as their infallible bible is always something elusive and can’t be found. So they continually correct God’s word instead of being corrected by it and have no absolute authority. The worst thing is that they continually miss God’s truth in so many areas.

 

Are you saved today? Have you been born again by the holy spirit and have your name written down in the lamb’s book of life? Do you have eternal life in Christ? Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart. Receive him as savior today. You don’t have to go to hell because of your sins. Receive the grace of God in his beloved son.

“He that believeth on the son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (Jon 3:36). Amen and Amen.