Revelation 2 (fornication - all the nations/all the people)
Revelation 18 (The command to come out)
Judah's great tribulation vs Church's Final Great Tribulation
2 Chronicles chapter 35
Chapter 35 describes the final acts & days concerning King Josiah of Judah. King Josiah was the last righteous king that reigned in Judah. When he died it marked the end of the nation of Judah being under the authority of God. This corresponds with the end of the Church Age in 1988. Both Judah and the Church were without a righteous king.
2 Chronicles chapter 36
(2Chr 36:1 [KJV])
Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.
(2Chr 36:2 [KJV])
Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.
Here we see that Judah's first 23 years of great tribulation actually began when his son took the throne at 23 years of age. This corresponds with our Final Great Tribulation's first 2300 days when the son of perdition took the throne.
(2Chr 36:3 [KJV])
And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.
Even though King Jehoahaz the son of Josiah ruled for 3 months before King Necho of Egypt took him to Egypt, we must realize that the nation of Judah was no longer a sovereign nation under God. Judah became a part of Egypt at the time pharoah conquered King Josiah. Again, comparing Judah's first 23 years to our first 2300 days, we can see how the Church was no longer a sovereign establishment under God. Egypt is a symbol of the world. The Church had become worldly without God within the midst of it.
(2Chr 36:4 [KJV])
And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.
(2Chr 36:5 [KJV])
Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God.
(2Chr 36:6 [KJV])
Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.
Since Judah was no longer a sovereign nation, the king of Babylon entered and it became a part of Babylon. Although it was now considered a territory of Babylon, the people of Judah remained within it and the walls of Jerusalem remained. We can see how this lines up perfectly with our Final Great Tribulation. At the end of the Church Age the Church became worldly without the Holy Spirit and Satan (the king of Babylon) moves in to claim it as part of his kingdom.
(2Chr 36:7 [KJV])
Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.
We see that this is the first time that the vessels of the Temple are taken. But the Temple remains.
(2Chr 36:8 [KJV])
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
(2Chr 36:9 [KJV])
Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
(2Chr 36:10 [KJV])
And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.
(2Chr 36:11 [KJV])
Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
(2Chr 36:12 [KJV])
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the LORD.
We read not only here but within other scripture that Jeremiah the prophet was inside Judah during this 23 year period and constantly warned of the evilness within. Their 23 years parallel our 2300 days. Jeremiah was still within Judah just as the Elect were still within the Church.
(2Chr 36:13 [KJV])
And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.
(2Chr 36:14 [KJV])
Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
Again, parallels between the Temple and the Church. Spiritual fornication.
(2Chr 36:15 [KJV])
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
Not only Jeremiah but other messengers condemned the evil within. Just as within the Church. The True Believers complained and brought to attention the wrongs of the Church.
(2Chr 36:16 [KJV])
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
Judah's mocking/despising their words/misuse of the prophets mirrors the Church's "killing"/silencing of the saints during this 23 year/2300 day period (Revelation 6:11).
This marked the turning point to where the 2nd part of both the Judean & Church great tribulation would begin.
(2Chr 36:17 [KJV])
Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.
Verses 17, 18 & 19 all happened simultaneously both within Judah & the Church. For the Church it began in 1994.
(2Chr 36:18 [KJV])
And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.
Notice that this is the second & final time that the vessels of the house of God were confiscated. All were taken. None remained.
(2Chr 36:19 [KJV])
And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
Now is the time that the Temple was destroyed and the walls of Jerusalem were destroyed. And once again, this matches perfectly with the ending of our first 2300 days when the Church walls fell. Even though there was wickedness within for the first 2300 days, the walls remained because God's people were still within. But now the people were commanded to come out (by Jeremiah) which marked the start of the 2nd part of the great tribulation of Judah and the Church (Babylon is fallen, is fallen - Re. 14:1-8... Babylon falls when the Elect come out and at the same time the True gospel is again released on a grand scale in 1994).
(2Chr 36:20 [KJV])
And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:
God's people of Judah/Church leave. The reason why the Church walls (Babylon) fell at the same time the Elect begin to leave in 1994 is because the stones of the walls are the Elect (1 Peter 2:5). Without the stones the walls fall!
(2Chr 36:21 [KJV])
To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
Judah's great tribulation lasted 70 years (840 months). The Church's Final Great Tribulation lasted 23 years (8400 days).
(2Chr 36:22 [KJV])
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
This begins Judah's great tribulation's 3rd part of 5100 hours (7 months). And the Church's (Elect's) Final Great Tribulation's 3rd part of 5100 days (14 years).
(2Chr 36:23 [KJV])
Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.
The people of Judah are freed from captivity as their oppressive king dies. Our 3rd part matches these actions exactly. The Elect (the great multitude) were all freed from captivity of sin as the oppressive king (Satan) was "destroyed" in 2011 (see the 3 kings die study).
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great isfallen, isfallen...
When did this occur?
As we study Revelation 14 we see that the whole chapter is focusing on the 50 year Jubilee of 1994.
It is here that we are shown through scripture that the walls of the Church (Babylon) fall because the stones begin to leave.
The 50 year Jubilee of 1994
Five actions occurred
1. The 144,000 from the Church Age were redeemed at the end of the 2300 Days
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
2. The Latter Rain began
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, havingthe everlastinggospelto preachunto them that dwellonthe earth, andto everynation, andkindred, andtongue, andpeople,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
3. The Elect (stones) began to leave hence the Church walls fell
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylonisfallen, isfallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
4. The final great harvest began & continued until Judgment Day (M21)
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
5. The treading of the Great Winepress began & continues until the Rapture
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
The 1600 full weeks from 1994 until 2025 (see the 1600 furlong study).
Again we also find that Revelation 18 - the whole chapter - is focusing on the 50 year Jubilee of 1994.
This is the second example within the Book of Revelation that the walls of the Church (Babylon) fall because the stones begin to leave.
The 50 year Jubilee of 1994
Three actions in detail
1. The Latter Rain began
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; andthe earthwas lightenedwithhisglory.
2. The Church becomes Satan's cage during the Latter Rain (1994 - 2011)
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great isfallen, isfallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
3. The Church (Babylon) walls fall because the Elect began to leave
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Comeout ofher, mypeople, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thuswith violenceshallthat greatcityBabylonbe thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
22 Andthe voiceof harpers, andmusicians, andof pipers, andtrumpeters, shall be heardno moreat allinthee; andnocraftsman, of whatsoevercrafthe be, shall be foundany moreinthee; andthe soundof a millstoneshall be heardno moreat allinthee; 23 Andthe lightof a candleshall shineno moreat allinthee; andthe voiceof the bridegroomandof the brideshall be heardno moreat allinthee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
The Elect began to leave. No more Light nor the sound of the millstone.