We confirmed in the preceding question that the Book of Revelation, like many other parts of the Bible, was not written in chronological order. The time sequence of Revelation 17 and 18 is a description of events that take place before the seven-year tribulation, when the beast and ten kings “have not yet received authority” (Rev. 17:12). We also confirmed that the destruction of Babylon was an event that preceded the tribulation period. 

We are currently witnessing the global elites of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Economic Forum, and the high-tech social media billionaires position their progressive operatives and influence within sovereign nations. One of their goals is an attempt to create their world without borders. Democratic governments around the world, and especially in America, have had massive amounts of money from outside the country funneled to radical left-wing politicians and even to presidential candidates “during the first three months of the year on the 2020 election.”1 Their intended goals extend beyond governments, as even parenting your children is being disrupted.  Their mantra states, “It takes a village to raise a child.”2 This attitude is assuming authority even when the child’s parents disagree with the “village” educating them. 

The Agenda 2030 is now the “Decade of Action.” This agenda is being accelerated by the COVID–19 pandemic and, as Rex Murphy stated in Canada’s National Post newspaper, “the very last people we want ‘re-imagining’ how the world should be arranged are the over-ardent, unaccountable global warming preachers.”3 

Rev 17:16 is tells us that that antichrist will destroy Babylon with fire. 

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Revelation Chapter 18 goes into great detail of Babylon’s wealth, her seaports, her commerce etc. However, at the end of the Chapter it states: 

: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:

We interpret this to mean that Babylon is now destroyed and “voice of the bridegroom and the of the bride is heard no more at all” in Babylon. 

Following in Rev 19:1-6, John is taken to heaven and there is great voice in heaven rejoicing after Babylon’s destruction. The voice of the bride and bridegroom are now in heaven for it confirms the destruction of Babylon but in verse 7 it reads: 

:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.

This time sequence in Scripture confirms that the marriage supper of the Lamb, begins immediately after the destruction of Babylon the great. For the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee.” 

In our understanding, the fiery deposing of America in Bible prophecy not only pinpoints the beginning of the tribulation, but also confirms the only time sequence in scripture validating a pre-tribulation rapture.  When God’s judgment comes down, His bride will go up. The Fourth Man in historical Babylon’s burning fiery furnace, used to test Shadrack, Meschek and Abednego, will once again appear in the flames, confirming to the world King Nebuchadnezzar’s declaration “there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.  Selah! 

NOTE: Religious Babylon: It must be understood that although commerical babylon is destroyed the the beginning of the tribulation, the Babylonian spirits who invaded her, made her an abomination and defiled her, will continue on in the Tribulation period. They will be judged at the time of the second coming of Christ.