In the book of Revelation at chapter 18 (NIV) we read a very detailed account about the 'fall of Babylon' which happens in one hour. [Revelation 18 ] Common sense helps me understand that 'the hour' and 'the day' are not literal but figurative.
My understanding is, that the attack on Babylon takes place at the sounding of the sixth trumpet when there is a mass gathering of mounted troops-two hundred million to be exact ! (Rev 9:16) and this attack is referred to as the second woe.
The seventh trumpet is the signal for the pouring of the bowls of Gods' wrath which is the third woe, and the pouring of the sixth bowl signals the gathering of armies for the 'Day of the Lord,' but there has already been a gathering of armies at the second woe when Babylon is attacked (the second woe) This would suggest that the 'Fall of Babylon' and the sixth bowl (the third woe) are two separate events.
Also we read about A Double portion of wrath for Babylon at the 'second woe' and this appears to run parallel with Revelation 16:19 (which happens after the seventh trumpet- the third woe) where it is written,
God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.
Why was this cup of wrath not passed at the second woe when Babylon was attacked ?
What i am trying to emphasize is the 'cup of wrath' does not get passed to Babylon at the sixth trumpet (when Babylon is attacked) but does so at the seventh trumpet- 'the third woe' (when God gathers the armies for the battle of Armageddon) and because of the time-scale between the sixth and seventh trumpet (second and third woe) this suggests that Babylon does get attacked twice, or in other words, receives 'A double portion' of wrath.'
My question, does Babylon get attacked twice ?