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.