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the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest

of the people will not be taken from the city (Zech. 14:2).’

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toxicated by their success, it is then that the heathen shall rage

and the people imagine a vain thing:

‘The kings of the earth

take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord

and against his Anointed One. “Let us break their chains,” they

say, and throw off their fetters’”

(Psalm 2:23).

MAJOR CITIES TUMBLE DOWN

When all the kings of the world are gathered at Jerusalem,

the seventh angel pours out the seventh bowl of his wrath into

the air (Rev. 16:17), resulting in the greatest of all earthquakes.

Jerusalem splits into three parts, and all other major cities of

the world tumble down (Rev. 16:19) Atlanta, Berlin, Chicago,

New York, Miami, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, Peking, Sao

Paulo, San Francisco, Tokyo. Continental landslides, generating

great tsunamis (seismic ocean waves) hundreds of feet high

and moving at the speed of jet planes, surely will have already

inundated most major coastal cities through earlier earthquakes

long before this time. Babylon not only tumbles down, but

even sinks beneath the earth. Because of the extent of her evil,

she is to be utterly destroyed the same as Sodom and Gomor-

rah (Isa. 13:19; Jer. 50:40). Babylon and all her people are to

sink like a stone into the Euphrates River:

“So will Babylon sink

to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring upon her.

And her people will fall”

(Jer. 51:64).

Jerusalem is the only city to be spared destruction by the

mighty earthquake. In this sense, Jerusalem will indeed be like

the “Rock of Ages” Jesus Christ.

“They who trust in the Lord

are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures for-

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