Israel/Jerusalem is Mystery Babylon. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2566322
God, YHVH, will restore Jerusalem to how HE wants it to be. It happens at the very end of this age... after Lucifer has arrived to claim Jerusalem as his.
This earthly appearance of Israel that you see today is nothing more than a demonic imitation of YHVH's Jerusalem. Jerusalem is YHVH's home and it belongs to HIM. He will come to reclaim it from those so-called "Jews" that call it theirs..
These so-called "Jews" are not the true Judah at all. You cannot identify today's "Jew" as the only Israelite because there are 12 tribes of Israel. A Jew is supposed to reference those of the tribe of Judah. Well, there are 11 other tribes and the 12 tribes are scattered all over the world... and have no idea of who they are.
The impostors infiltrated Israel along with Judah and Benjamin and after a few hundred years you can no longer tell who's who anymore.
So, no, Israel does NOT have YHVH on its side.
He hates everything about that so-called "nation". Why do you think the Talmudic "Jews" hate Yeshua the Christ so much? Because Yeshua wants to destroy them. And He will. Haven't you read it?
18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
18:3 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.
18:4 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.
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
18:6 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.
18:7 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.
18:8 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.
18:9 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,
18:10 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.
18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
18:12 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,
18:13 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.
18:14 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.
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
18:16 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!
18:17 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,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
18:19 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.
18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Verse 18:7 proclaims Jerusalem's arrogance, as it sits, and claims that it will see no sorrow because it sits over the world like a queen.
God has other ideas for her. He intends to see her burn.
I guess you're a christian. In that case i'd suggest you to study the bible (better).
I'm a messianic Jew and as such i can tell that God will restore Israel in two phases:
1) first physically (from '48 and ongoing)
2) later on He will restore them spiritually
This is the essence of Ezekiel 36: 24-27.
Mystery Babylon, a religious system, will be destroyed during the first half of the Tribulation by ten kings. This can't be Jerusalem, because only during Jacob's trouble they will need to flee when the antichrist will persecute them for 3,5 yrs.
Rev 18 on the other hand is a city and the seat of the antichrist.
According to the Tanach Babylon (mentioned in Rev 18) will never be inhabited again: "And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans' pride, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhibited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation" (Isaiah 13:19-20)
From this verse it becomes clear that Babylon the city is not Jerusalem, because the Messiah will reign their for a 1000 yrs.