Ancient Babylon was a nation made up of diverse peoples, like the United States of America is today. Babylon would invade and take over neighboring nations and then relocate the educated and talented citizens of the conquered nation to Babylon. The United States did the same sort of thing at the end of World War II by bringing top Nazi scientists to the USA.
There are many similarities between ancient Babylon and the modern United States of America, so much so that many people regard the United States to be the modern Babylon the great mentioned in the book of Revelation.
There were two walls in ancient Babylon that were involved in it's fall. Most people think of only the one wall around the city itself that was breached. The invading Persian army diverted the Euphrates river that was flowing under the city wall and walked into the city underneath the wall on a nearly dry riverbed on the evening of October 11, 539 BC, Julian calendar date.
According to some historical reports, the guards on the wall were drunk and hadn't noticed that the iron gates hadn't been lowered into the riverbed for the night. The iron gates were normally raised in the daytime to allow farmers to bring their goods into the city under the wall via boat.
On that evening of October 11, 539 BC, the King of Babylon was having a wine party with a thousand of his government officials.
Daniel 5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of Elah which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
There was another wall involved in the fall of ancient Babylon, other than the great wall around the city that would be breached later that evening.
That other wall was a plastered wall inside the Palace where Belshazzar the King was having the wine party with his thousand guests.
Daniel 5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
A modern biblical application of the information above is that the king of Babylon and his thousand government officials will take the golden and silver vessels that were dedicated to YaHuWaH Elohim (in the bible - the number 1,000 denotes perfect completeness (all the government officials), gold signifies the Holy Spirit, silver signifies Salvation, and the vessels signify YaHuWaH 's people) and drink wine from them. In the bible, the drinking of wine signifies the shedding of blood.
The modern application of the above information is that the king of modern Babylon the great will eventually decide to slaughter the people of YaHuWaH Elohim as the king and his government officials joy in their abandonment of reality.
The Walls of Modern Babylon
Along with ancient Babylon's city wall being breached, the "Handwriting on the Wall" event also occurred on October 11, 539 BC Julian. So there were at least two events associated with walls that occurred during the fall of ancient Babylon.
Recently in late 2018 and early 2019 in modern Babylon the great, for weeks on end the nation's attention has been directed by the media to people who have been breaching the southern border. It's all about the need for a wall to help stop the illegal influx. As people continue to sneak into the nation "under the wall" so to speak, modern Babylon's demise is being set up in like manner as that of Ancient Babylon.
Now we go from modern Babylon's physical wall to a wall associated with it's economy. The message on ancient Babylon's plastered wall was delivered cryptically in the values of ancient coinage, "mina mina tekel upharsin", with each mina being 50 shekels, a tekel being Babylonian for a single shekel, and upharsin the word for dividing. The number 2520 was encoded into the Handwriting on the Wall, and is found by reducing the number of shekels involved to "gerahs". Gerahs were 1/20th of a shekel.
The message to modern Babylon was delivered on a "Wall", Wall Street, and had to do with amounts of money handled by the modern world's economic powerhouse, the United States of America.
The Handwriting on Modern Babylon's Plastered Wall
On September 29, 2008 the handwriting appeared on modern Babylon's other wall, Wall Street in New York City. On that day, the Dow Jones average had it's highest point drop up to that date. It dropped 777 points on the computer screens of brokerage houses, the largest single day point drop in Wall street history up to that time.
There are several significant items to notice concerning the 777 Dow Jones point drop on September 29, 2008.
1. The number 777 denotes complete complete completion in the bible. Elohim stopped creating on the 7th day and rested. He later commanded His people to also rest on the 7th day, just as He did. When Israel was in the wilderness after leaving Egypt, Elohim rested and didn't prepare manna for them on the 7th day. They had to store up manna on the 6th day enough to see them through the 7th day. YaHuWaH Elohim and His angels were continuing to rest from creating on each 7th day. He was Israel's example that they were to present to the nations.
2. September 29, 2008 was the eve of YaHuWaH 's Day of Trumpets. At 4:00 PM EDT when the NYC Stock Market closed for the day and the Dow Jones average had dropped and settled at a 777 points loss from the previous day, the Day of Trumpets had already begun hours earlier at sunset in Jerusalem. The Day of Trumpets is YaHuWaH Elohim's special appointed day for the sounding of alarms, the blowing of trumpets and shouting. It's a special day to notice what's happening that's out of the ordinary.
3. September 29 each year is the traditional Christian church's observance of St. Michael's day. It signifies the traditional day that Michael the Archangel cast the devil out of heaven and onto the earth. Here's a scripture reference:
Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned
again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy Name.
18 And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
The "lightning fall from heaven" portion in Luke 10:18 above is pronounced in Aramiac as "barak o bama". In other words YaHuShua said, " I beheld Satan as barak o bama".
Therefore, September 29, 2008, was the traditional date when Michael the Archangel cast Satan out of heaven to the earth as "barak o bama".
Note that 36 days after September 29, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. The number 36 denotes the 36 gods of ancient Babylon, etc., as treated in previous articles.
Traditional St. Michael's Day link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michaelmas
4. In October 1582, the Roman Julian calendar was changed into the modern Roman Gregorian calendar that we use throughout the world today. Ten days were deleted from the calendar in 1582, and other leap days have been instrumented, in order to bring the seasons back into their original alignment from over a thousand years earlier.
Be aware that prior to 1582, the Christian church's traditional St. Michael's Day on the Julian calendar was October 11 each year, but automatically moved to September 29 each year after the year 1582 because of the calendar change to Gregorian.
Then remember that the Handwriting on the Wall event metioned above indicating ancient Babylon's demise occurred on October 11, 539 BC Julian.
If the world had remained observing the Julian calendar until today, the 777 Dow Jones point drop on September 29, 2008, would then have occurred on October 11, 2008, reminding YaHuWaH 's Elect of October 11, 539 BC when the original Handwriting on the Wall event took place in ancient Babylon, signaling the fall of that ancient world superpower.
And the wall on modern Babylon's southern border continues to gather major global media attention. O Father, may we have eyes to see what others can't according to Your will for us.
May YaHuWaH Elohim have mercy on us all.
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