Is America ‘Mystery Babylon’?

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Hi S____,
Thank you for your question asking who “Is America mystery Babylon?”
It is good to know that God has brought you to iswasandwillbe.com. You will indeed “see a lot of things on here that [you] never thought about before”. The reason for that is that we are all, at first blinded to the words of Christ, even after we are drawn to Him and His words. We are all part of the multitudes of Christians who “cannot hear [His] words” before we become Christ’s “disciples indeed”.
Here is one of those “things [you] never thought of before”. Whoever thought that Christ spoke in parables for the express purpose of keeping those hearing Him from understanding His message? Yet that is exactly what He tells us is the case to this very day:

Mat 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
Mat 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
Mat 13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Why does Christ speak to the multitude of Christians to this day “in parables”? His disciples wanted to know:

Mat 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

There it is! Christ Himself who tells us that He spoke in parables “because… it is not given… to… the multitudes [who are] gathered together unto Him… to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”. However, He tell us that “unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”. So whether we understand Christ’s words or not it is all a matter of being “given ears that hear” through His sovereign work in our lives as we are told in verse 9:

Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Having “ears to hear” is not something we choose, rather it is a matter of whether we are given ears to hear or whether “it is not given to [us] to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”.
Christ tells us this in the gospel of John:

Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

“Know not the voice of strangers”, does not mean that Christ’s sheep cannot detect the voice of a stranger who is not speaking His words. What it means is that they know not to follow the voice of a stranger. That is why we are told, “But [they will] flee from [the voice of] a stranger”.
With all this in mind, it is my prayer that you are being given ‘ears that hear, and eyes that see the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven’, and that you will be granted to understand that Christ’s “words… are spirit”, and that “the natural man receive not the things of the spirit for they are foolishness unto him”.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know thembecause they are spiritually discerned.

Christ’s words “are spirit… the holy spirit teaches comparing spiritual things with spirit… but the natural man receives not the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned”.
Those words are especially applicable to your question of whether America is Babylon the great.
I pray the Lord is giving you eyes that see and ears that hear “the things of the spirit” and that you will come to see Christ’s words as spirit and not as mere letters.
The answer to your question has been given in this link which I hope you will take the time to read, and, Lord willing, let me know what you think:

Revelation 17:1-6

Your brother and servant of Jesus Christ,
Mike

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