I am going to throw the pieces of the puzzle on the table and try to put it together. Remember “we see through a glass darkly” and this is a tough one to discern. I certainly don’t want to be dogmatic about a subject I am unsure of.
Isaiah 1:21 “How is the faithful city become an harlot? it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers…
Note: Jeremiah 3:6 THE HARLOT The Lord said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king. Hast thou saw that which backsliding Israel hath done? she has gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. … Attention: As you know this scripture applies to Israel at the time. More on it later but please remember America runs parallels with the nation of Israel.
Pause: It seems America’s Hey Day, pretty much came to a head spiritually speaking in the 1950s, Post World War II. We kicked God out of school in the sixties, we legalized abortion in the seventies, we survived the hairbands of the eighties ( smirk), we had a flashback with the grunge bands of the nineties, then came big trouble; following Bill and Hillary Clinton, we endured the Bush empire, and then graduated to a total deception in Barack Obama, and then came Trump; who showed how corrupt the DC swamp actually is, and is hated for rocking the DC political boat… and getting more done than any previous president in American history. ( I know it’s debatable) Now we are being crushed by the democratic lying machine and at the helm is the “Brain Dead” Joe Biden.
There are many opinions as to who the Harlot and Mystery Babylon is: One in the running is our own America. Here are some 60 reasons ( I will mention many and you can pursue, as it is a lengthy study)… Why The Mystery Harlot of Babylon is potentially America? It really shouldn’t be surprising that many interpret scripture on this subject matter “Mystery Babylon” to be the United States. Look how far we have fallen, look how we are “whored out” to the Chinese, Russians, North Korea, the Iranians, etc. Under the current administration it is “America last”… we have totally prostituted ourselves out to the highest bidders. This study, I think is meant to be a mystery, and I’m not quite sure why. What I will mention here will get you started down the road to a deeper study of your own.
Reason #1– Most of the current population of Jews are located in the United States. There are many other locations.
#2– The chief city of Mystery Babylon is a “deep water port city.”
#3– It is the “key” commercial nation and engine of wealth for the world’s economy.
#4–#21– It is the principal Commodities Trading Center.
#22– A leading center of imports and consumption.
#23– A manufacturing nation.
# 24– Is a center for merchandising and marketing.
#25– Known as the world’s policeman.
#26– Known for “showing the flag” or “gunboat diplomacy.”
#27– Known for its elegant, luxurious, refined and rich lifestyles.
#28– Extremely wealthy.
“29– Sensible, Materialistic lifestyle.
#30– The Highest Living Standards.
#31– Intoxicating high society lifestyle as a world example to emulate.
#32– Elegant, Sumptuous lifestyle
#33– Noted for its bright gaudy colored lights and nightlife with round-the-clock partying ( N. Y. & L.A.?)
#34– Noted for its drugs and drug use.
#35– Is noted for exporting its culture abroad.
#36– Noted for being Wasteful and Extravagant.
#37– A massive population.
#38– A land of immigrants.
#39– Unique and all inspiring from its birth right up to its demise.
#40– A remarkably different heritage.
#41– Respected and envied, and yet hated by the whole world also
43– Powerful and oppressive.
These mentioned reasons should get you started on your own studies… and remember this is only one opinion about the identity of the Great Mystery Whore Babylon. Rome is one candidate, Iraq is another, happy studying. Frankie The Earthman. Reference: R.A. Coombs for some of this information.