Lanterns and Torches

How does Judas coming with Lanterns and Torches relate to Babylon? Let's examine.


Joh 18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and TORCHES <2985> and **weapons**.

Jer 50:25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the **weapons** of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

Jer 51:20 Thou art my battle axe {} **weapons** of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

Re 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the LIGHT of the world.

Mt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their LAMPS <2985>, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.


Joh 18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with LANTERNS <5322> <5316> and torches and weapons.

Mt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then APPEARED <5316> the tares also.

Mt 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly APPEAR <5316> righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Mt 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and SHINETH <5316> even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mt 24:30 And then shall APPEAR <5316> the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Joh 1:5 And the light SHINETH <5316> in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Joh 5:35 He was a burning and a SHINING <5316> light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Mt 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be SEEN <5316> of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.


Joh 18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with LANTERNS and TORCHES <2985> and **weapons**.

2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an ANGEL OF LIGHT.

Na 2:3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with FLAMING TORCHES in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.

Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth FIRE, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

Isa 33:12 And the people shall be {} the BURNINGS of lime: {} thorns cut up shall they be BURNED IN THE FIRE.

2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be BURNED UP.

Na 2:4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like TORCHES, they shall run like the LIGHTNINGS.

Mt 25:3 They that were foolish took their LAMPS <2985>, and took no oil with them:

Mt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their LAMPS <2985>.

Ac 20:8 And there were many LIGHTS <2985> in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

Re 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded LIGHTNINGS AND THUNDERINGS and voices: and there were seven LAMPS <2985> of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Re 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a LAMP <2985>, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

Eze 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of LAMPS <03940>: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go BURNING LAMPS <03940>, and sparks of fire leap out.

Job 12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a LAMP <03940> despised in the thought of him that is at ease.

Ge 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning LAMP <03940> that passed between those pieces.

Ex 20:18 And all the people saw the THUNDERINGS, and the LIGHTNINGS <03940>, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.


God appears to be associating the betrayal of Christ by Judas with lanterns and torches to the light of antichrists in Judgment. This would confirm that the nature of judgment is dealing with false prophets who come in the name of Christ to destroy HIS body (the church).