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What the Bible Reveals to Us - Revelation 17:1-4

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,, 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: 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. 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. 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:”

                                                                                                Rev. 17: 1-4

"And one of the seven angels which had the seven vials came and spoke to me, saying to me, 'Let me show you the judgment of the great whore.'

We have studied sixteen chapters and behind the sixteenth chapter chronologically goes the nineteenth chapter from the eleventh verse onwards, but due to the great role of "Babylon" in future events, especially in great trouble, chapters seventeen and eighteen are "inserted" to get a picture of what will happen. we will speak on the basis of these verses about the "system or spirit of Babylon" that will be in those times, although we can "see" it today. We do not know much about future events, but we will try to create a picture of future events of that "system". which will then be current.

Revelation mentions several times several times that we need to understand in order to understand what it is about. One is a woman and the other is a prostitute.

,, And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,”

                                                                                                Rev.21: 9-10

Here, too, it is clear that the bride or wife is the lawful wife of one husband, and in our text these terms refer to the Church of Christ, while the term prostitute refers to those women who have other men in addition to one lawful husband.

Israel used to consider itself God's wife or bride, but God says:

,, Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.”

                                                                                               Jeremiah 3: 2

and further in the ninth verse it is written:

,, And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.”

                                                                                               Jeremiah 3: 9

The people of Israel were so corrupted both spiritually and physically that they "served God and the world at the same time," and the apostle James writes about this:

,, Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

                                                                                               James 4: 4

And this was topical then two thousand years ago and how current it is only today we can see "all around us" and this trend will intensify so that the peak will be in great trouble when false religion is highly accepted around the world and will be lately very few "pure virgins" about whom the apostle Paul writes

,, For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.”

                                                                                              2 Cor.11: 2

and there will be more and more harlots described in the fourth verse where it is said that they attach great importance to outward appearance:

"And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, and had a cup in her hand full of the abomination and paganism of her prostitution;"

Satan has always been the inspirer of external splendor and glamor because in that way he can very easily win people over to his needs and these prostitutes will be just like that because if we take Carnic's translation we will see that he translates part of the verse here with a "golden cup" and gold is a symbol of splendor and brilliance that we can see today. We can see this splendor literally every day and that is what attracts people and very few people think about what lies behind those pomp and great performances.

"And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication."

This principle was also used by Satan when he brought the Lord Jesus up the mountain to show him the outward splendor or this "golden cup."

"Again the devil took him, and brought him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory."

                                                                                            Matthew 4: 8

Satan always hides what is behind glory and splendor, "holding in his hand a golden cup full of the abominations and filthiness of his fornication," and this is actually "Babylon," or the harlot about whom we can ascribe what he wrote:

,, 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.”

                                                                                                   Jeremiah 51: 7

 

But before Babylon let us return to the first verse to continue:

": Let me show you the judgment of the great whore, who sits on the waters of many" The angel said to John:

"And on her forehead is written the name: Mystery, Babylon the Great, mother of whores and earthly abominations."

,, And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”

                                                                                          Rev. 17:15

Based on this, we can conclude that the prostitute has a great influence on the nations of the world she controls, and the False Prophet will be the leader of this prostitute, so he further writes:

"With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and who dwell on the earth, describe the wine of her prostitution."

This, of course, includes the religion of the last days, which will be in close contact with the secular authorities, because we have said that the false trinity will have the main word lately.

“And the spirit led me into a desolate place; and I saw a woman sitting on a red beast, full of blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns. "

In the thirteenth chapter, we explained two beasts, the first coming out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns and the second beast from the earth with two horns, and we said that they were the Antichrist and a false prophet who will work against God lately, using various blasphemies. words, trying to turn people away from the true God in that way. We have already said that the Antichrist will be a great rhetorician and he will use this skill wherever he can to make fun of God, and he will pretend to be God. religion, a prostitute woman will in some way rule the Antichrist and his kingdom because sitting behind something means managing something (eg sitting behind the wheel means driving a car, sitting on a horse, controlling the movement of a horse ...) ,, and I saw a woman sitting on a beast "and the Antichrist will support this harlot, which means that religion and the state will be practically one.

And to mention, "And the spirit led me into a desolate place; "Which represents the true spiritual state of this harlot. We have seen that she is adorned and clothed in" splendor ", that she is materially rich, but it is outward appearance and empty inside, the Lord Jesus said:

,,… and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

                                                                                         Rev. 3:17

Despite the fact that someone would not remain in a "desolate and empty place" in this time of grace and grace in which we still live, Jesus says:

,, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

                                                                                                 Rev. 3: 20-22

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