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The Fall Of Babylon
Markus Piercy-Reins

Have you ever had a “story-dream” - a dream long, full of detail with deep meaning - like a movie? It’s about 20 years ago now the Lord gave me a prophetic dream about my life and the calling He laid on it… and this was such a special dream!

Did you ever see a photo of the old church Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey? If not here is a photo so you have a better understanding what I experienced in this dream:

This church built in the 6.century A.D. is on the very place where Constantine I erected the first church after he converted to Christianity about 200 years before. Constantine I was the Byzantine emperor who made Christianity state-religion in the Byzantine Empire. Here we see the beginning of Christianity becoming mingled with worldly powers. Later when the Muslims conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) they turned the biggest church of Christendom (at this time) into a mosque.


Okay, so far the background… now to the dream!

I was standing in front of a gigantic building resembling the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul… just the Hagia Sophia was dwarfed by its sheer size. It was massive and huge like a big mountain. Standing before it you couldn’t see the end of it. It had innumerable doors and windows and all the time people were entering in and leaving it… so there was a constant movement. A multitude of different people and nations lived and dwelled in it… a treasured habitation of everyone. There was enough space for every tongue, taste, view, attitude, philosophy and religion ever existent. So much space each of them could have a dwelling place of their own.

My dress resembled that of a medieval monk. I was wearing a dark brown, roughly woven dress tied together with a black rope around my loins wearing leather sandals on my feet.

I was standing before this building watching the people going in and out.

Suddenly an idea was rushing my mind:
“Why just entering through the given gates? I could try climbing it from the outside!”

Thought and done – and so I started to look from where best to start and found the right corner to start my climb. If you look at the photo you will see you can start from some low roof to climb to the next higher structure and by this getting higher and higher.
In this dream I was climbing, rope-climbing, sometimes I was jumping… and though it sounds crazy, sometimes I even had a car helping me to reach the next level. Though sometimes it was quite difficult to find a way… I always managed it in the end.
Finally I had reached the main roof lying before me in form of a half sphere. It wasn’t difficult to find my way now… and so I walked higher and higher.

Reaching the pinnacle I saw another little structure on it. It was round too having several windows following its shape. The roof had a half sphere form, too.

I was approaching this structure curious to see what I will find looking through the windows. 

I reached one of the windows and looked through it. I first couldn’t recognize anything just the inner was so dark my eyes needed to adapt to the darkness first after being exposed to the bright sunlight during my climb.
After a short time I recognized two gigantic and massive four-spoke bronze wheels resting on two mighty pillars reaching so deep into the building I couldn’t see their end… they just disappeared in darkness.

While I was looking on them I suddenly heard a voice speaking to me the words of an ancient prophecy spoken over this building:
“Whenever these wheels start turning the building will be turned into dust!”

This building was so massive and strong standing there throughout the ages. It was regarded as indestructible just it had seen kingdoms falling though this building remained unharmed passing through the centuries. No force seemed to be able to destroy this building… and the people felt safe in it. It was the best place to have to live in.

As I was looking at the wheels while the words of prophecy were spoken to me I suddenly realized a niche in the wall opposite the window I was standing at. This niche was big enough for two or three men and had a little platform. Seeing this a thought rushed my mind:
“Hey, I can jump there looking at those wheels a little closer!”

So I climbed the windowsill and jumped to the niche platform.

In the very moment my feet touched the ground a sudden deep groaning noise was heard and I was sensing a soft vibration through my sandals.
Quickly turning around I was staring at the wheel before me… now so close I could touch it. The groaning noise got louder and louder and I felt the vibrations increasing. And then I saw it! Looking at the wheel I suddenly noticed it was moving very, very slowly.
Seeing this just one thought rushed my mind: “I’ve to get out of here… as fast as possible!”

So I jumped back to the windowsill, jumped back on the roof… and because to the sphere shape of the roof I sat down sliding down the roofs like on a playground slide… when it took me quite some time to get to the top - this went fast now. With a final jump I reached the ground.

I was able to hear the deep groaning noise now filling the whole building and loud, screeching noises were forcing me to press my hands on my ears.

I started running looking for an exit because the whole building was surrounded by a wall like we find with medieval castles.

While running I passed one of the gates leading into the building and there at the gate I saw a man standing dressed like me shouting out with a loud voice:
“Come out! Save your life! Come out immediately! The wheels are turning and this building will be turned to dust! So save your life and come out!”

Some people where standing before him listening. I could see their faces filled with doubt questioning whether this building will really be destroyed now.
But everyone could hear the screeching and deep, vibrating groaning filling the building… and it intensified!
I saw them looking at each other and discussing the possibility if this is really true… some even hoping those frightening noises might stop again after some time.

All the time the man dressed like me was shouting at them to come out while I was standing in the background watching the scene.

Suddenly the first packed his bags and started leaving the building… and this broke the ice!

I could see others following quickly now rushing forward heading for a massive gate looking like a castle gate sided by two massive castle towers.

I was running before them and reached the gate first. But reaching there I found it closed and locked.
Desperately I was running to and fro to find a way out or to find a key or mechanism to open the gate.
While searching around I found a gate leading into the tower on the right side of the gate.
The door was open so I entered into the tower.

Again my eyes had first to adapt to the darkness in there but soon I was able see more. Typical for such towers there were different wooden stairways leading up to multiple levels and platforms I recognized looking upward.
Around me I saw a lot of trash being stored on the platform I found myself standing on and I started walking around again searching for a way to get out.
The platform I was standing on was secured by a wooden balustrade and searching around I came to it and stopped there looking around.

I have thought to be the only one in there just to find out I wasn’t. As I looked down from this platform I saw a very beautiful woman lying down there in the basement of the tower.
She was of perfect beauty having long dark hair - but seeing her filled me with anguish… an anguish and pain I hardly can put in words.
I saw her down there naked fornicating with a wild, dirty and dark looking man. The contrast between her purity and beauty and this man couldn’t be more obvious… absolute opposites!

I was standing there my hands clenching the balustrade staring at the scene in pain and horror:
“No!” I was stammering,  “No, no, no, this can’t be true! Oh, my God! My God!”

Seeing her beauty I couldn’t stand seeing her seeking unification with such a man.

I don’t have words for the pain I was feeling, it was way too deep. Finally I couldn’t bear it any longer watching the scene and turned away. Weeping and shaken by sobbing I sank to the ground in some corner I found free of all the trash lying around.
The anguish was too much for me to bear, my body was shaking and I totally forgot about my initial quest to find a way out.

I was in shock overwhelmed with pain and anguish unable to think and do something different than wringing my hands groaning in pain.
“Why is she defiling herself? Why isn’t she watching her purity? Why is she intimate with such a man… wasting her beauty and virginity with the wrong one?” 

I forgot the world around me being consumed by this deep grief and mourning about this woman I had seen.

Suddenly I heard the creaking sound of a door. I looked up and to my utter surprise I saw this woman standing in the door smiling at me. She was waving me to come out of my place. So I rose up and walked towards her.
Now she was dressed in mantle-like dress looking like a poncho. It was of a beige-white color woven of wool with dark-brown, green and blue stripes running through the cloth.
She was standing there in the sunlight saying to me: “I’m ready now! Let’s go!”

When I came out of the tower I realized the main door had opened now giving free sight on a winding, clean and prepared way leading away from the building.
On this way I saw people walking before us and others coming after us… all two by two… and we joined them walking on the same way - hand in hand.

- End of dream -

I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, says the LORD of hosts.
Is. 45:13

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Is. 42:16

And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there,and the ransomed of the LORD will return.
They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Is. 35:8-10

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