Writing of the Fourth Book Resumes

The organizing and writing of my fourth book has resumed in earnest, after research and investigation that took months.

It was the work in Chronicles that showed a new way to look at Babylon the Great; that assigning her to a single city, nation, or religion is likely not correct and that she is something much more universal since chiastics shows her to be the opposite of the Bride, that is, the New Jerusalem, and to be the opposite of Jesus Christ himself.

Chronicles was a journey of pure exploration of Scripture using chiastic analysis, with no agenda, mapping out Daniel, Zechariah, Revelation and some chapters from Matthew, turning over rocks and looking at new vistas. Among these were new clues as to the identity and true significance of Babylon the Great.

While these new chiastic views overwhelmingly confirmed the Four Signposts in the light of Daniel Revisited showing that plain Scripture supports the Signposts, it only opened the door a bit to Babylon the Great and presented many puzzle pieces.

(Incidentally, this is the reason theologians sat on chiastics for the last few centuries because it indicated things that contradicted what theologians thought the Bible was saying.)

The results of chiastics when done right should be a pointer to what Scripture is saying, but the plain words of Scripture must confirm the idea. In that vein, this fresh view of Babylon the Great brought up questions in my mind as to whether the plain words in Scripture supports it.

I know that I would have never thought to do this work without chiastics saying there was something there.

Chiastics presented many puzzle pieces needing investigation, and nothing less than a complete explanation of Babylon the Great would do. For example, what does it mean that she is “the Mother” and who are “the prostitutes”? And who exactly is she? The opposite of Christ and the Bride are good clues, but who exactly is she? The totality of Scripture answers these questions.

It turns out Revelation 17 and 18, the two chapters that are the source of most of the books out there on the topic, are only a summary and ending of what much Scripture says. Other books like Galatians, Hebrews, 1 Peter, Matthew, Hosea, Nahum, Zephaniah, Zechariah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all have something to say about Babylon the Great, too, and taken together with Revelation 17 and 18, give us a complete picture.

I was mistaken that this new book may not have been worth writing because Chronicles already touched on the topic. On the contrary, Chronicles only uncovered the tip of the iceberg.

Of my four books, this new one, I believe, is the most important because the work has uncovered a very important message—a message that impacts each one of us personally, trumping the dissemination of what will likely happen in the world in these years prior to Christ’s return, though this fourth book will talk about this topic also. Once we see Babylon the Great’s true identity, then Christ’s plea, “Come out of her, my people,” resounds with clarity and greater urgency.

By standing on the position that Babylon the Great is a single geographical or religious entity, the church has done itself a great disservice by unknowingly tossing out a vital message from our Lord.

Finally, due to the things life brings, the publication date is fluid. And it’s all in God’s timing. I am aiming for finishing by the end of this year but more realistically it may be next year. God bless you all.

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13 replies

  1. Can’t wait to read it ….. May the Lord give you knowledge and understanding as you continue your studies and enable you, as a watchman, to shout the message loud and clear for all that have ears to hear it and all of the World, with its freedom to choose it’s path, that the mockers and dissenters be found without excuse in their rejection .
    Blessings 🙏🏻

  2. Thoroughly looking forward to it Mark…however your words of ‘more realistically it may be next year’ is a horrible trick to play on those of us anticipating all 846 pages scripted, edited, peer-reviewed and in publication no later than Christmas Eve for urgent Christmas stocking gift wrapping duties…

  3. Looking forward to it Mark.
    Just a guess is it the Great Reset?

  4. I’m so looking forward to reading your next book. I very much got deep into end-times scripture with the others.

  5. “And it’s all in God’s timing.” The 2021 edition of “Phoenicians: Lebanon’s Epic Heritage” by Sanford Holst acknowledged “the heavenly Author who actually writes all [significant] books and causes us to bring these works into the world when the time is right.” Holst’s book cites archaeological discoveries, historical records, and economic realities showing that Phoenicians, who worshiped Mother Nature instead of the Creator, were world leaders in international trade via ships they built from the cedars of Lebanon. Until the BC 814 exodus of leading Phoenicians from Lebanon to found Carthage (New City) in North Africa, Phoenicians did not have armies for offensive operations. So when Ezekiel 27:10 mentioned Tyre’s army, Carthage was being referred to. “Thy borders are in the midst of the seas” (Ezekiel 27:4) applied to Carthage more than to Tyre and Sidon at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. The Punic [derived from Phoenician] Wars of BC 264-146 between Carthage and Rome happened centuries after Ezekiel wrote. Isaiah 23:17-18 indicates that world trade is a good thing. But Holst shows that Phoenicians liked monopolistic control and used secrecy to maintain it. To keep tabs on commercial contracts, they had invented an alphabet for writing, but they kept their own agendas hidden. God used Phoenicians to help build the first Jerusalem Temple (1 Kings 5). Yet Phoenicians later rejoiced at its destruction (Ezekiel 26:1-2). Embedded in Bible prophecies are marvelous insights into the course of human endeavors and what must happen next. May holy angels protect you and your family while you are at work on your fourth book.

  6. Looking forward to your book. Convinced that Babylon is an economic system that the world is entwined in. Would make since why the beast will hate it and set up one final economic system before Christ comes.


  7. I was reading in Ezekiel many prophecies against Egypt that don’t seem to have been fulfilled yet. In many of the prophecies, they are introduced with a year, month, and day when the word came to Ezekiel, but sometimes no date is given. Could these dates really be clues as to when the prophecy will be fulfilled, as the date when received doesn’t seem be have any significance to it?

  8. I found a key to understanding Ezekiel 26-28 concerning ancient Tyre and also Revelation 17-18 concerning Babylon the Great. Using the NIV, I noticed that Ezekiel 26, 27, and 28:1-19 are parallel passages that all begin with “the word of the Lord came to me” and all end with something like “you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.” Since they all project the same finality, they should be studied together. The same pattern holds for Revelation chapters 17 and 18. They both began with an angelic equivalency to “the word of the Lord came to me” and they both end with an equivalency to “you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.” The three Tyre chapters in Ezekiel present a type for the two Babylon the Great chapters in Revelation. Tyre is still a functioning city in Lebanon. However, one great city in the Phoenician world that did come to a complete end was Carthage, which, though once destroyed by Rome, did not come to a final end until it was destroyed by Muslims. “In 698, hemmed in by land, and without adequate support from Constantinople, Carthage was besieged by an Arab army of 40,000 troops brought from Syria and elsewhere; they were joined by perhaps 12,000 Berbers. It was the Arab capture of Carthage, rather than the Roman conquest nearly 750 years earlier, that marked the end of its extraordinary history as a centre of trade and empire. The Arabs had no use for it and built a city close by, at Tunis” (Abulafia, The Great Sea, page 246).

    ruins of Carthage

    The destruction of Carthage by Muslims was a type of the destruction of Babylon the Great by the Islamic beast and ten horns of Revelation 17:16. They will “burn her with fire.” The destruction of a once Christianized Carthage also involved fire: “By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your [Christian] sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching” (Ezekiel 28:18 NIV).

  9. Hope you post something about what is going on in Afghanistan….wondering if the Taliban was hiding out in Iran until the US left?

  10. I came across this today Mark, of all days, the word “Taliban” mean “the students”. Now guess what language? I have never heard of the Pashto language until today and I looked it up. It is an Eastern Persian language. Interesting.

  11. What was called Afghanistan is now the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Its official website in English is Voice of Jihad. http://alemarahenglish.net/ Turkey’s Daily Sabah is reporting that the Taliban is offering amnesty for former government officials including women, and that it will protect the life, property, and honor of its citizens. https://www.dailysabah.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-announce-amnesty-urge-govt-officials-to-return-to-work Those who needlessly died falling off of taking-off airplanes had already fallen for media fear-mongering. There are noble souls who recognize that the fall of Kabul was actually the fall of Western tyranny there. https://www.bitchute.com/video/GHF34c6J36xb/ The Islamic Republic of Iran, prepared to invade west, north, and south, has to its east a friendly Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, so that invasion in that direction will not be necessary.

  12. Prism,
    Sorry but I am going to have to disagree with you on a few points.
    The Taliban are likely lying. Islamists in the last many centuries have always lied to get what they want and then “Bam!” the trap closes on the unsuspecting.
    Second, the Taliban and IRGC are bitter enemies, being the ultimate zealots of the long-warring and mutual hating sects of Islam, Shias and Sunnis. The IRGC may very well invade Afghanistan as Cyrus of old did; we don’t see that in the Bible because Daniel 8 is concerned with events Israel can see.
    And third, I would say it is more the fall of Western hubris rather than tyranny. The Afghan central government, unconcerned with connecting with the far-flung provinces and supported by the US government, were both out of touch with reality.

  13. “The Sunni bloc in the Iranian Parliament has thanked Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for naming Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, a Sunni Kurdish commander, as the new chief of the Iranian Navy.”
    On the brink of invading Sunni countries, Iran wants it known that those countries will not be invaded because they are Sunni, but rather because they are friendly with Israel. Recently, Iranian naval ships have been active in the Atlantic Ocean at the same time Sunni Morocco, which has an Atlantic coast, is becoming economically engaged with Israel.
    Iran can never forgive Morocco for helping Israel win the 1967 Six Day War.
    Muslims and Jews in Morocco have been friendly since 1492, when they were both expelled from Spain by Christian rulers.

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