Londinium is not the name of some strange, rare element, but rather is the name given to the settlement on the Thames River by the Romans. Like all major cities of old, Londinium used the river for commerce and communication. But this is not a history lesson, but a lesson about current events.
In our American minds New York City is the financial hub of the world, and that may be correct. Consider the words of the Lord in Zephaniah 2:15, “This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me.” The arrogance of NYC is mirrored in Isaiah 47:10 which is about Mystery Babylon. Again, the Lord says, “and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”
And yet the New York–Washington axis seems to follow the lead of London. After all, England had socialized medicine long before we had it here in the United States. England led the United States in becoming a crime-ridden welfare state. The complaint that finding good workers was difficult because so many would rather receive government assistance than be employed was first heard in England. England even has the I.R.S. (Inland Revenue Service).
We view London, England as a great city covering many square miles and having a population of millions of people. In reality the City of London has an area of slightly over one square mile, and is occupied not so much by people as by financial institutions. The Bank of England, Lloyd’s of London and many major institutions have their offices in the City of London. As such, the “City” is perhaps synonymous with Commercial Babylon.
The Templar Church discussed earlier is found in London. Perhaps it represents Spiritual Babylon. Also located within the City of London is the London Guildhall. Construction on the Guildhall was begun in 1411. Inside the Guildhall are the traditional protectors of the City of London; Gog and Magog in the costume of Roman soldiers! Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 name Gog and Magog as the invaders of Israel at some future date. Gog and Magog easily represent Political Babylon.
Commercial, Political and Spiritual Babylon all located in the City of London. What a web of Satanic intrigue! I do not know what it all means, but I do know that the Lord is in complete control. Praise His name, always!