New York City : The Throne of the Antichrist
Many are wondering about the many prophecies about Tyre, an ancient seaport. Its adjacent city, Sidon, was also considered an important seaport due to its strategic location. King Nebuchadnezzar conquered these port cities along with Judah and Egypt . Both Tyre and Sidon have never recovered from their destruction as a major seaports since then. But according to the prophecies, Tyre shall rise again to serve her old role as the marketplace of nations, an important seaport, home of musicians, and to become the seat of the Antichrist.
Revelation 13:1 speaks of the dragon standing on the shore of the sea:
This passage means more than simply standing on the shore. It should have significant meaning; otherwise, the Antichrist standing on the shore does not deserve to be written at all in the prophecies. During the time of the prophecy, the Antichrist is waging war against all Christians (Rev 12:17), and he controls the world within the confines of his throne – on the shore of the sea, meaning a seaside. The verse is simply telling us that the Antichrist will set his throne on the seashore. In relation to this, let us also look and connect with an Old Testament prophecy about Satan being the king of the famous ancient seaport of Tyre.
In Ezek 28:11–15, it is written that Satan is the king of Tyre.
In the same chapter, Satan was prophesied to meet his horrible end after God consumes him with fire and will be no more. This is no doubt referring to last days and this Tyre should point to us to this specific throne of Satan living as Antichrist.
Note that the king of Tyre was involved in a trading business that made him rich. Read also Ezek 27:12-23, Ezek 28: 5, 6 about Tyre as a world's trading center. So Tyre was a famous ancient seaport and a marketplace in prophecies, the prophesied throne of the Antichrist. She was a fortified Phoenician city facing the Mediterranean Sea and was a major seaport even during the early years of the nation of Israel. Tyre was first mentioned in the book of Joshua 19:29 when Joshua was dividing the land of Canaan among the twelve tribes of Israel. Tyre was included among the territories of Asher, one of the tribes.
The second time it was mentioned was about four hundred years after when King Hiram of Tyre provided King David of Israel with cedar logs and workers to build his palace (2 Sam 5:11). By then Tyre was no longer Israel’s territory. Later on, the same King Hiram also provided logs and craftsmen to King Solomon, the son of King David who succeeded him to build God’s temple (1 Kings 5:10–18).
During those days, seaports were the main entry point for global travel and commerce. Due to the strategic location of Tyre, it easily became a very important center of world trade in the Middle East. Tyre had a twin seaport, Sidon, around 30 kilometers north of it. Tyre and Sidon are often mentioned together in the Bible. Jesus Christ had at one time, made a short stop at Tyre and healed the demon possessed daughter of a Canaanite woman after testing her faith (Matt 15:21–28). Jesus also mentioned Tyre and Sidon as He denounced the nearby cities of Korazin and Bethsaida due to their unbelief (Matt 11:21).
Read the whole prophecy on Tyre in Ezekiel 27 and 28. Note also this passage about Tyre from Ezekiel 27:31–32:
Consider and compare the similarities of the above passages with this prophecy about the fall of Babylon in the book of Revelation:
Notice that the future Babylon is now referred to as a city, not a kingdom, since the capital or center of ancient Kingdom of Babylon was also named the city of Babylon. Like Tyre, the City of Babylon is also pictured as a prominent marketplace of nations. It is now confined to a smaller place, a capital city, the seat itself of the Antichrist . With this in mind, we will be able to identify the future city of the Antichrist. We know the country as the modern Egypt, the USA, but what particular place in the USA? Read "Modern Geography in Prophecies" for details. Also, notice an important clue here. Read the succeeding verses of Revelation 18 and see that this City of Babylon is a coastal city since sea captains can see the smoke of her burning.
Definitely, the city of Babylon is a marketplace of nations where traders ply through seas. The prophecies on the characteristics of the city of Babylon of Revelation 18 have a very peculiar similarities with the port city of Tyre in Ezekiel 27, 28, and Isaiah 23. This is simply because the last–day Tyre is the last–day city of Babylon, the seat of the Antichrist and the capital city of the future world Babylonian kingdom.
Compare again the above verses with another prophecy about Tyre,
Notice again the phrase in bold italics compared in the previous passage in Rev 18:17-19. And in Ezekiel 28:18,
These prophecies were written as if these were already accomplished. It is clear that the city of Babylon is the big seaport of Tyre . Let us try to locate where this port city is. The seaport should be big enough in order that it could now be considered as the world’s trade center, an important seaport in modern times. This seaport should be located inside the USA if the prophecy is to be credible since we had already identified America as the site of the throne of Antichrist. Read the topics "Modern Geography in Prophecies" and "The Antichrist" for more details.
Moreover, Isaiah 23:7–8 prophesied that Tyre is now resettled somewhere and far from its original location:
The old city of merchants will be resettled to far–off lands, time yet a distant future of Isaiah’s time and now in the lands still adjacent to God’s own people, Israel, with a different name.
In prophecies, it is important to understand that names of places as well as peoples are usually used as symbols and figures of speech for a purpose already taken in the topic “The Confirmation of the Covenant.” Their real identities are known by wisdom and the help of other prophecies or by their “fruits” – the seed should produce the same fruit.
In this case, Tyre was used only as a symbol, a sign of its last days’ counterpart.
What are the signs or fruits? Based on the above biblical passages, these are the following:
We have learned that the Antichrist shall establish his throne in the nation of Manasseh, the USA ruling as pharaoh, being the “eighth” king. Going now to statistics based on the signs stated above, let us trace where this large seaport is. Confining on the seaports of America, among the largest seaports is no other than the port of New York and New Jersey . According to the 1994 Guinness Book of Records, the port has a navigable waterfront of 755 miles (295 miles in New Jersey), stretching over ninety–two miles. A total of 261 general cargo berths and 130 other piers give a total berthing capacity of 391 ships at any one time. The total warehousing floor space is 422.4 acres.
Today, the Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes the two seaports this way:
Just like the old Tyre, New York Harbor is an island seaport facing the Atlantic Ocean. Today, the port cities of New York and New Jersey are surely the modern Tyre and Sidon. Both of them are located along the coastline of USA, part of the nation of Israel. Read "The Real Roots of America" for details. Incidentally, the seaport of New York has also a twin seaport in New Jersey which proves again the accuracy of the prophecies.
The Wikipedia Encyclopedia also says that the economy of New York City is one of the largest regional economies in the United States. The city is a global center for business and commerce and is one of the main cities that control world finance along with London, Paris, and Tokyo. It is considered by many to be the financial capital of the world.
New York is also a great city of entertainment next only to Hollywood, the world’s biggest. Many artists who wish to make a big name in the entertainment industry always dream of making a name in the Broadway theatres in the city of New York. And most often, those who wish to be successful in business, arts and entertainment, etc. settle for New York earning its name as the Big Apple. It is a city that has practically no evening as they say, the City that Never Sleeps. The Wikipedia Encyclopedia describes New York again as:
New York under the Antichrist shall even be more grandiose . . . or worse.
There is another reason why the future world ruler would choose New York as an ideal site for a new world government headquarters. Aside from being the center of world trade and commerce, New York is also the site of the United Nations central headquarters. The U.N. was a brainchild of the West, and with the blessings from God, it was established to promote peace and cooperation among nations. Its seal is the earth surrounded by laurel leaves against a sky blue background symbolizing peace and cooperation among nations. This time it shall be used as the throne of the Antichrist to rule the world with terror. It is the most unlikely place for the purpose since it is an institution for peace. Now we can understand the message from Mark 13:14 (emphasis mine) that says,
“the abomination that causes desolation ” standing where it does not belong [let the reader understand] then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Likewise, it shall be an ideal site for war headquarters. Facilities are already in place to govern the world and monitor worldwide activities. Besides, it would deal him a perfect chance to get even with the UN since Iraq was badly and “unfairly persecuted” by the international body. It is responsible for his defeat in his own country, Iraq – at the hands of U.N. alliance of nations, Find time reading the papers every day and discern that many events now in the Middle East and Europe are leading to that direction. Read about the obelisks, the real roots of America and the about the Antichrist for additional details.
Therefore, the modern day Tyre and Sidon in prophecies are the ports of New York and New Jersey. These two ports are in the last days City of Babylon, New York City.
Interestingly, there is a town in New York named Babylon. According to its history, it was named Babylon by the Conklin family way back in 1803 when the place was still very remote and lonely. Below is an excerpt from the website about how the town got its name:
“NEW BABYLON THIS HOUSE BUILT BY NATE CONKLIN 1803”
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