Revelation 17

In Bible, Prophecies, Prophecy, The End, The Last Days on January 31, 2010 at 5:42 am

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:”

1 Chronicles 5:25  tells us that a whore is a church that is involved in idolatry and other sins against God.“And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.”

Jeremiah 3:6 “The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.

Revelation 17:2 “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.”

Revelation shows that all the world is involved in a fornication. A situation when a man and a woman who are not married are involved in intimate relations. This is what Daniel 2 was showing us. The Church and the State mingling their seed together, a  relationship that is not approved of by God. We read in Revelation 17 that when this happens they (the kingdom of 10) make war with Jesus and His people.

(Read More about Daniel 2 in this previous post)

Daniel 2:42-43 “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 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. ”

“We have come to a time when God’s sacred work is represented by the feet of the image in which the iron was mixed with the miry clay. God has a people, a chosen people, whose discernment must be sanctified, who must not become unholy by laying upon the foundation wood, hay, and stubble. Every soul who is loyal to the commandments of God will see that the distinguishing feature of our faith is the seventh-day Sabbath. If the government would honor the Sabbath as God has commanded, it would stand in the strength of God and in defense of the faith once delivered to the saints. But statesmen will uphold the spurious sabbath, and will mingle their religious faith with the observance of this child of the papacy, placing it above the Sabbath which the Lord has sanctified and blessed, setting it apart for man to keep holy, as a sign between Him and His people to a thousand generations. The mingling of churchcraft and statecraft is represented by the iron and the clay. This union is weakening all the power of the churches. This investing the church with the power of the state will bring evil results. Men have almost passed the point of God’s forbearance. They have invested their strength in politics, and have united with the papacy. But the time will come when God will punish those who have made void His law, and their evil work will recoil upon themselves (MS 63, 1899).

We see that the toes represent a kingdom.  So after America, Daniel 2 points us to a new kingdom that is made up of 10 and made up of fallen Churches (Revelation 17:5 the woman is the Mother of Harlots) and States.

Revelation 17:3 “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.”

Here is a beast with seven heads and ten horns again. Found in the wilderness. What is the wilderness?

Revelation12:5-6 “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

The wilderness represents the 1260 years of Papal power and persecution from 538-1798 AD.

Revelation 17:5 “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

Revelation 17:6 “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.”

These verses give us an idea that John is being shown this time period and he is near the end of it.

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.”

This beast is the same as the first one in Revelation 13, we are told that it receives a deadly wound but then it is healed.

Revelation 13:8,12,14 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 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.”

This beast we are told in Revelation 17 goes into perdition. Paul in Thessalonians calls this power the “son of perdition”.

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.”

This language is so close to that which Daniel used in Daniel 7 speaking about the little horn.

Revelation 17:9,10 “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

The seven hilled city is the Vatican in Rome.

The seven hills are:

“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.”

Here again Daniel and Revelation interpret each other. Five nations are fallen at the time that John is seeing in vision. Daniel and Revelation showed us, Babylon, Medes and Persians, Grecia, Papal Rome and Papal Rome. One nation is in power after the papacy is given the deadly wound which is The United States of America. (Revelation 13) Then one more kingdom is to come identified in Daniel 2 and now Revelation 17.

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.”

This is similar to Daniel 2:42  a (singular) kingdom made up of ten. “And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.”

Revelation 17:13 “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

The Bible depicts at least two other situations that show this events.

Genesis11:1,6 “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”

Psalms 83:5 “For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:”

When you read Genesis 10:9-12 and Psalms 83 both identify ten groups of people working together. Now based on what we understand from this study what world wide kingdom exist now that is made up of ten and is a collaboration of religions and states. This kingdom must at least have an amicable relationship with the Papal power for they give their power to it.

Revelation 17:14 “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.”

Revelation 14:1 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”

Revelation 17:18 “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

The great city is described in Revelation 16.

Revelation 16:13,14,19 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  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.  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”

The Three-fold Union

“By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the law of God, our nation [the United States] will disconnect herself fully from righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near. “

There is a three fold union in the world. The Bible calls it Babylon. The first Babel in Genesis 11 had one language and was made up of 10 cities and disbelieved God, and choose to depend on self to ensure peace and safety. This seems to be the same situation happening again now.

“Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience. . . .” Maranatha page 190

To understand more about the Sunday movement in America that is combining with Catholics you should do further study into the Christian Coalition formally known as the First Day Alliance.

“Papists, Protestants, and worldling will alike accept the form of godliness without the power, and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium.”

We know from the Bible who this is about; Papist represent Catholics, protestants represent America, but what about wordings. We are told in the last quote that it is spiritualism that is the third power to work with the other two. The following quote helps us understand what we should recognize the wordings with the religion of Spiritualism.

“Kings and rulers and governors have placed upon themselves the brand of antichrist, and are represented as the dragon who goes to make war with the saints–with those who keep the commandments of God and who have the faith of Jesus. In their enmity against the people of God, they show themselves guilty also of the choice of Barabbas instead of Christ.” TM 38

The dragon was represented by Pagan Rome, but was Satan we are told in Revelation 12. Those who make was with the saints are represented by the 10 kings in Revelation 17. They like Pagan Rome give their power to the Pope of Rome. This group of political rulers, who have Spiritualism as a religion and can also be known as worldings is the dragon of the last days. We can find a organization like that on the globe today.

If you have not heard about the club of Rome you may want to read up on it.  Here is a little information on it. “The Club of Rome was founded in April 1968 by Aurelio Peccei, an Italian industrialist, and Alexander King, a Scottish scientist. It was formed when a small international group of people from the fields of academia, civil society, diplomacy, and industry, met at a villa in Rome, Italy, hence the name. “ This is a picture which shows the break down of the world published in 1973.

There is a world wide organization that has adopted and adapted (with minor changes) the policy of 10 kingdoms. It is the United Nations. “Following in the wake of the failed League of Nations (1919–1946), which the United States never joined, the United Nations was established in 1945 to maintain international peace and promote cooperation in solving international economic, social and humanitarian problems. The earliest concrete plan for a new world organization was begun under the aegis of the U.S. State Department in 1939.” The United Nations is not only world wide and made of of multiple states, but also has a religious component. The religion of the UN is all religions in partnership together.

The UN is not just an organization seeking to ensure peace and safety, “there are many UN organizations and agencies that function to work on particular issues.” Such as:

Food and Agriculture Organization

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Civil Aviation Organization

International Fund for Agricultural Development

International Labour Organization

International Maritime Organization

International Monetary Fund

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

World Food Programme

World Bank

Universal Postal Union

World Health Organization

World Intellectual Property Organization

World Meteorological Organization

World Tourism Organization

You may be interested to know that there are currently 192 United Nations member states, including all fully recognized independent states apart from Vatican City (the Holy See, which holds sovereignty over the state of Vatican City, is a permanent observer). The Pope of Rome is not a part of the United Nations however, in His encyclical Letter, He “has called for reform of the United Nations and financial bodies, giving them the “real teeth” needed to tackle economic and social injustice.” He says that this reform is needed so that more power can be given to the UN, and that “there is urgent need of a true world political authority”. This authority however, must be run with morality to avoid the problems we have today such as greed.

As we have been reading Revelation 17 tells us that this kingdom made of ten horns gives it’s power onto the beast for a short time.  This scenario is not new. In the process where the Bishop of Rome became Pope of Rome, his office was given power to start the 1260 years of papal persecution, very similar events happened as to now. There was religious crisis, a moral break down of the empire and wars. (Daniel 7:8-9,17-21;  Daniel 11:30-39; Revelation 13:1-10)

  1. this was really in depth… I really liked the map that was used to layout the 10 kings this isn’t information that is regularly out there in the open. Great post keep it up.

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