Babylon the Great City is..... Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. If we are sealed either to God or Satan we then carry their marks "in our foreheads," in our minds (not on our foreheads...meaning we follow them). Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: Mystery Babylon is marked "upon her forehead" just as those that follow Satan. Revelation 17:1-3 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The angel explains.... Revelation 17:15,18 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (18) And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. From those passages we know the woman, the whore, is marked in her forehead as a follower of Satan and is the mother of all harlots (idolatry) and abominations on earth. She IS the great city Babylon. And she sitteth on many nations because she "reigns over kings of the earth." The leaders rule the waters (people, nations, etc.) and she rules the leaders. Notice that she sitteth on the waters and she sits on the scarlet beast...they are one and the same. All people and nations that have Satan's mark are....the scarlet beast. World-wide dominion. Mystery Babylon has a king of Babylon and he is God's servant.... Ezekiel 30:24-25 And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put My sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man. But I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and the arms of Pharaoh shall fall down; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall stretch it out upon the land of Egypt. Ezekiel 32:10-12 Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish My sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall. For thus saith the Lord GOD; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed. Our Father strengthens the king of Babylon/Satan/His servant by giving him His sword. His sword is...His Word, s-word. Satan brandishes the Word, the Sword, as if he was of God but...he is a deceiver, the great deceiver. God allows this to test His children. What mark will we allow in our foreheads? Is Babylon Rome? Is she America? Is she Jerusalem? No. Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem theefrom the hand of thine enemies. 1 Peter 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son. God's children, all believers, were to be taken into captivity by Babylon. We were to live in this great spiritual city and there we are delivered from our surrounding enemies. We are the church and that church "is at Babylon" where God's Sword is being used deceptively. Do we stay there? No..... Revelation 18:3-4 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. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Babylon, the great city, the great whore that rules the world and it's people is...religion, false religion. "Come out of her, My people." .