Revelation 17



Revelation 17
 
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The word beasts is figuratively used to symbolize various kings and nations. It also describes the character of violent and brutal men. (Revelation 17) (Revelation 13) (Daniel 7)
 
Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
 
Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
  • I saw that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth
  • Judgment on the people
  • The great whore = symbol for Babylon = deception = confusion.
  • Waters are peoples, verse 15
  • Confusion has been set down on the people.
  • Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
    8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
  • These are the kings of the earth
  • Fornication synonymous with idolatry or whoredom
  • Drunk with the wine of her fornication = with Satan's lies = Revelation 9 their power is in their mouth.
  • Many have worshipped the false Christ
  • By her fornication or lies, she brings in Babylon = Confusion
  • Revelation 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
  • Their power is in their mouth = confusion = lies = deception
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
  • I saw that great city Babylon which reigneth over the kings of the earth (verse 18), and over peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues (verse 15) with whom the kings of the earth have practiced idolatry, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made of partake of Her idolatrous worship.
  • Supported by the beast Full of blasphemous Who names which was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.
  • Even Satan who is the eighth king, and is of the seven (verse 11)
  • Verse 18, The woman is this great city Babylon that we know shall have its headquarters in Jerusalem.
  • Verses 10 and 11 gives you Satan's kingship over a period of time and ends with his role as the son perdition (the false christ).
  • The second beast is a religious beast, (Satan), he is doomed, he will go into perdition. It is he who rules the political one Worldism.
  • The angel carried me away by the spirit, means by the spiritual power.
  • It is clear that we are dealing not with world-power in the successive or mortal stage, but individuals in their supernatural form.
  • The dragon (Satan) confederacy of seven heavenly dominions with their ten armies.
  • This is a confederacy of evil angels with Satan at their head.
  • This star wormwood are Satan's spirits of devils, evil spirits
  • Revelation 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
  • Their power is in their mouth = confusion = lies = deception
  • Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
  • The first beast is a political system that will almost brings in one world system.
  • Revelation 13:1, I saw a political system rise up out of the people, with ten rulers that take hold out of the seven dominations in the whole world..
  • There will be rulers out of seven dominations to control the world under Satan.
  • Scarlet = royal
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
  • The great city having a wondrous and attractive idolatrous full of abominations, having the unclean provisions for her idolatrous practices.
  • The great city  is described as having all luxuries, combined with her idolatrous worship.
  • The woman = The "great city is Babylon, or state of confusion - verse 18
  • A golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: We see that the system accumulates great material wealth.
  • Her cup is the filthiness of her deception = idolatry
  • Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her; therefore the nations are mad.
    8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.
  • What make her a harlots?
  • Deceptions
  • Purple and scarlet = royal
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  • Mystery in Greek means (to shut the mouth); a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites) (to changes their religion = 4th trumpet)
  • The verse should be read, "And upon her forehead (she had) a name written, a secret symbol, BABYLON THE GREAT, the mother of the harlots and of the abominations of the earth".
  • The name of the woman is therefore a secret sign or symbol of "that great city" which she personifies.
  • Can you see this particular beast is directly connected with Babylon
  • What does the word, "Babylon," mean?
  • The word Babylon in Hebrew comes from the base word, Babel, which simply means confusion, deception and abominations.
  • Her cup is the filthiness of her deception = idolatry
  • Is this woman a city in the world today? 
  • No. It is a state of deception and confusion, and as it is used in Revelation, it applies to the deception of the last days.
  • A Wicked system, in her mind is the word Mystery, yet, there is no mystery for us.
  • Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
  • Babylon the great or Great Confusion, we see this within her
  • 1 Corinthians 14:33 - Shows us that Our God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
  • Harlots = the harlots
  • Mother of harlots and abomination, She is a parent to the evil offspring of idolatry.
  • Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
  • Of the earth = Babylon is the fountain-head of all idolatry and systems of false worship.
  • This is the "mystery of iniquity" seen in all the great "religions" of the world.
  • All alike substitute another god for the God of the Bible; a god made either with the hands or with the imagination, but equally made; a religion consisting of human merit and endeavor.
  • The "Reunion of the Churches" of Christendom and the "League of Nations" are two of the most arresting signs of the times.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
    8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
    9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
  • Admiration (2295) Admiration should be wonder with great astonishment
  • I saw the city with a great wonder.
  • We are astonished when we see this woman (confusion), who is made up in part by our own people.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
  • Who going to tell us the mystery of the woman?
  • The angel
  • The beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
  • The woman and beast are first mentioned in brief; and then the explanation is given in full, the order being inverted.
  • First the beast is explained, and  then the woman.
  • Ten verses (8-17) are given to the former, and only one (verse 18) to the latter; so that the beast is now, evidently, the more important of the two subjects.
  • We shall have to expand the member consisting of this structure concerning "the beast" being first.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
  • The beast that carrieth her = 1st beast  = one world government will setup one world government for Satan and once Satan appears they will give the 7th kingdom over to Satan.
  • Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
    2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent,
    which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
    3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
  • Satan was in the garden (as the serpent), he is not, because Satan's in heaven until he is cast to the earth, and yet is when he ascends out of the bottomless pit.
  • I saw that great city Babylon which reigneth over the kings of the earth (verse 18), and over peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues (verse 15) with whom the kings of the earth have practiced idolatry, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made of partake of Her idolatrous worship.
  • Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
    3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
  • Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
  • Ezekiel 28 Satan was in the first world age, the Garden of Eden, Satan did go to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.  Satan is the prince of this world now.
  • Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
  • Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
  • Job 1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
  • 8th kingdom = Ezekiel 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
  • Tyrus = rock = false rock = Satan
  • Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
    31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
  • Bible study hour = Two rocks
  • Satan is the king over the 1st beast, I saw a political system rise up out of the people, with ten rulers that take hold out of the seven dominations in the whole world and brings in one world government.
  • Revelation17:2 - By her fornication or lies, she brings in Babylon
  • Whose name were not written in the book of life
  • Who name are in the book of life, those that stood against Satan in the first earth age.
  •  The elect are going to help God directly in His work. What a glorious time is ahead. His goodness will let the elect (seven thousand that stood against Satan without wavering), being the first fruits, that would suffer for Him in the near future and bring this age into the millennium, which is the Lord's day. They will prove their right of being God's elect by standing against Satan again, being delivered up and being a witness for Christ's sake.
  • Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
  • Your Mind is in your forehead, it means to know God's word and plan.
  • Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast, for it is a man's number (Revelation 13:18) = 666
  • The word renders "mind' and "understanding" is the same as Revelation 13:18
  • And this "wisdom" is, to understand that though a "beast" is Satan's great final supernatural personality "a man" energized by Satanic power.
  • Seven Heads or  Seven mountains, in Greek means seven nations
  • Seven dominations would be better
  • The world will be divided up into seven dominions or seven specific geographical areas
  • What's the subject = Jerusalem and who control it
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
  • Nebuchadnezzar's dream, as interpreted by Daniel, but given to Daniel by God, gives the course and end of the times of the Gentiles.
  • Daniel 2:28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
  • Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
  • The Gentile world-empires.
  • This was and is Satan's power structure from beginning to end.
  • We're talking about the place, not the people which is in Jerusalem
  • 1st kingdom - Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar
  • 2nd kingdom - Medo-Persia - Cyrus - now Iran - Daniel 10
  • 3rd kingdom - Greece, Alexander The Great
  • 4th kingdom - Rome - Caesar - when Jesus walked the earth
  • 5th kingdom - Mohammedans, The Arabians, took the rock over in 636 AD - They control the dome of the rock today.
  • 6th kingdom -  Israel became a nation May 14,1948. - The good and bad figs
  • 6th kingdom = The world today is partly Christian and partly heathen.
  • Being the same as the free world verse or communist world, or the mingling of the true Israelites with other religions.
  • 6th kingdom = Study the book of Daniel = the ram (representative of the lost sheep of Israel) and the he goat (representative of Satanic forces).
  • Daniel 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise (7th kingdom): and another shall rise after them (8th kingdom = Satan); and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
  • Daniel 2:42 = 6th kingdom = The feet are the two branches (6th kingdom) from whence the ten toes (7th kingdom) come, being the same as the free world verse or communist world, or the mingling of the true Israelites with other religions.
  • Matthew 13, The Good figs are the tribe of Judah and the bad figs Satan's children setup
  • Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
  • Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
  • Temple = 1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
    18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
    19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
  • The holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months = 5th Trumpet = fallen angels
  • The tribe of Judah took over Jerusalem in May 14, 1948, but the gentile would not give up the dome of the rock.
  • Daniel 2:32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass 
  • 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
  • Daniel 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
  • Note that iron and clay will nor mix.
  • The feet are the two branches from whence the ten toes come, being the same as the free world verse or communist world, or the mingling of the true Israelites with other religions.
  • The feet - verse 33 - was part iron and clay
  • Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
    36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
    37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
  • 7th kingdom - The kingdom of the political one world government, 5 months/ Satan 2 1/2 months
  • Daniel 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. (Fallen angles Revelation 13:1)
  • Verse 11 = 8th king- Satan saying he is God, standing in Jerusalem, 2 1/2 months = Satan's Here for 5 months, but doesn't appear until the deadly wound.
  • Verse 12 tells us that 7th kingdom over Jerusalem, the ten kings which are contemporaneous and have received no kingdom as yet; but received power as kings at one and the same time with the beast.
  • Verse 17 tells us the one world government will give the kingdom to Satan, For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
  • Understanding dark sentences, skilled in dissimulation, To disguise, To conceal one's true feelings or intentions. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something.
  • The latter time of their kingdom, this is the last days.
  • (Daniel 2) Satan's brings upon the world, One Worldism falsehood, your going to see one of the biggest false revival.
  • The great ethical revival is at our doors. Its advent is announced by the fore most preachers of to day. All this is preparing the way for the man of sin, and the lawless one, who shall be a law unto himself and unto the whole world. Men will delight in him, and "regard him as the greatest benefactor the world has ever known"
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
  • Revelation 9:11 And they (one world political government) had a king (Satan) over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
  • A king over them  =  Satan (Revelation 13)
  • The word "Abaddon" in Hebrew means a destroying angel
  • Which means a destroyer, Satan or devil
  • Satan comes to earth to lead his army of false religious teachers to deceive, if possible, even the elect..
  • 1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
    8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
  • Who goes into perdition?
  • Satan
  • Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
  • Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God (The Dome of the rock), shewing himself that he is God.
    5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
    6 And now ye know what with holdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
    7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way
    8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
    9 Even him (Christ) , whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
    10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  • 2 Corinthians 11:13 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
    12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
  • 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
    14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
  • Transformed: to transfigure or disguise
  • Satan was, and not yet, and is the 7th Kingdom over the political one world system.
  • Satan is the 8th king, standing in Jerusalem saying he is God,
  • Satan was in the first world age, the Garden of Eden, Satan did go to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.  Satan is the prince of this world.
  • Job 1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
  • Perdition Means ruin, loss, destruction.
  • It has the same root 622, as the word Apollyon 623, which is Satan
  • 1 Corinthians 14:33 - Shows us that God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
  • Mother of  harlots and abominations, She is a parent to the evil offspring of idolatry.
  • Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
  • Horns = power, these are Kings
  • These ten are of the fallen angels (Revelation 13:1)
  • Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
  • Revelation 9, 1 hour = 5 months.
  • Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
  • Revelation 13:1 saying, I saw a political one world government system rise up out of the people, with ten rulers that take hold out of the seven dominations in the whole world and almost brings in one world government.
  • There will be rulers out of seven dominations to control the whole world under their king Satan.
  • Daniel 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
  • The world will think Satan is Christ, This is the deception the abomination, spoken of by Daniel.
  • She is a harlot. Those in her bed, will be wed to the wrong messiah, before the true Messiah Returns. 
  • Revelation 8, Satan time = 2 1/12 months
  • What hour?
  • The hour of temptation = the elect are deliver up
  • Revelation 18:7 The elect are the bride of the Lamb and wait for that marriage of Christ .
  • Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
  • Beaten = mocked
  • Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
  • Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
    11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
  • 2nd death = after Satan is let out of the pit for short season. (Revelation 20)
  • Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
  • Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
  • Why are the elect deliver up?
  • Mark 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
  • Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
  • The fallen angels will do anything for Satan
  • 7th kingdom, one Worldism gives their kingdom over to Satan
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
  • The elect are called and chosen and faithful. The Lord does the calling
  • You can go out into the world and tell the people the truth, but they don't hear, because they have not studied God's word and haven't been called.
  • It's what you did in the first earth age.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
  • The deception of this false christ rests upon all nations all races.
  • Nations: ethnos, a foreign (non-Jewish) Gentile, heathen, nation
  • These will run to Satan, Satan going to give them anything they want, IF they worship Satan.
  • They will have the mark in their mind, means they believe this is Christ.
  • Go back up to verse 5:  Mystery in Greek means (to shut the mouth); a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites)(to changes their religion)
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
  • Here we see the kings of the earth = these are not the fallen angels
  • 10 kings of the earth are the Christian Nations and are of the 7,000 of God's very elect
  • Verse 15 = Sea = people or Nations
  • Verse 2 = 10 Kings of the earth = are the Christian Nations (Revelation 13:2)
  • Daniel 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
  • Once the one world system comes in and take over the monetary system and control the world, three nation will fall.
  • The book of Joel warns us of this one world political government system, described in Joel and Revelation 13, that shall take over the monetary system and control the world, until the tree is debarked with nothing left. This political system is being setup now under the rulers of the earth.
  • End times USA and Great Britain join together = Abrahamic Covenant, (A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt - page 15 -25
  • USA and Great Britain join together = Zodiac sign = Taurus. Messiah coming in judgment
  • The Sign Taurus (The Bull) Messiah, the coming Judge of all the earth
  • Could Canada come in with the USA = The Nations of USA, parts of Canada and other Christians' Nations
  • The little horn is the false christ (Satan) as we have said, and the three others spoken of here are symbolic of the Christian nations that will stand against the false christ as they shall not basically go along with what he teaches.
  • Deadly wound = one nation will pull out of the one world system and cause a deadly wound, this is when Satan will come and heal the deadly wound. (Revelation 13;3)
  • Satan going to do away with three earthly kings or Nations
  • 4th trumpet = 1/3 of the Christians are spiritually dead to GOD'S WORD.
  • 4th trumpet = It's to make a choice, choose to follow God or Satan
  • Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
  • 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
  • 6th kingdom = Study the book of Daniel = the ram (representative of the lost sheep of Israel) and the he goat (representative of Satanic forces).
  • 6th kingdom = The world today is partly Christian and partly heathen.
  • Being the same as the free world verse or communist world, or the mingling of the true Israelites with other religions.
  • In Daniel 2: represented by the iron of the legs and the iron and clay of the feet, would divide into 10 "toes," some of which "will be as strong as iron, and others as weak as clay."
  • There would apparently be some effort to unite the 10 toes of this kingdom
  • It would seem most logical to interpret this sixth kingdom, which followed the one world political system.
  • Key of David =  Is the knowledge of the true genealogy of Christ as opposed to the genealogy of the false Christ. Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9
  • Verse 11 = Seven Heads = dominations of the earth (Revelation 13:1)
  • Verse = 12 = Ten horns = Fallen angels Satan's brings with him
  • Notice 10 Christian Nations against Satan's fallen angels = 10 kings fallen angels
  • Verse 16 Upon his horns ten crowns = 10 kings of the earth = 10 crowns = Christian Nations
  • Revelation 13:1 I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy.
  • I stood upon the sand of the people, and saw a political system rise up out of the people, with ten rulers that take hold out of the seven dominations in the whole world and almost brings in one world political government, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy.
  • Horns = Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
  • Hate - NT:3404 (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute)
  • These 10 rulers that Satan brings with him, shall persecute the ones upon whom the whore sits.
  • Revelation 19:20 And the beast (Satan) was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
  • The word beasts are figuratively used to symbolize various kings or nations. It also describes the character of violent and brutal men. (Revelation 17) (Revelation 13) (Daniel 7 and 11)
  • Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
  • Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
    15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
    16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
  • Burn her with fire = evil spirits has lies = opposite of the Holy Spirit
  • Beast = Satan saying he is God
  • The Seal of God in your forehead = The truth of God's word in your forehead vs. the mark of beast (Satan, false deception) in your forehead the deception of false teaching and the tradition of man in your forehead.
  • His image = Idolatry = image-worship = Satan's standing in Jerusalem saying he is God = false christ
  • His number = 666 = What happens at the 6th seal, 6th trumpet and 6th vial
    Beasts = are kings, kingdoms and leaders = 4 Kingdoms = Revelation 13:2
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
  • The rulers of the one world government will give their kingdom unto Satan
  • Note the strength of these two verses
  • 10 men are not evil on their own: it's part of God's plan.
  • God chose these men just as He chose you, to fulfill His plan
  • This is God's plan and God's army
  • Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
    5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
  • The "great city is Babylon, or state of confusion
  • Go back up to verse 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  • The whole world is watching and waiting for the return of Christ
  • People will bow down and worship Satan when he comes, they will think he is Christ.
  • Because of the lies = confusion = deception
  • People do not  studies the word of God?
  • Will you know from the scriptures, that the True Messiah will come at the Seventh trumpet.. not the sixth trumpet.
  • By the beast full of blasphemous names which was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.
  • Who goes into the pit Revelation 20 - Satan
  • By the beast (Satan) full of blasphemous names which was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.
  • 2 Thess 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
    4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
    5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
  • Ezekiel 28:1 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
    2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus (false rock Satan), Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
  • Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer (Satan), son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
 
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