Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgement of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters

 

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Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgement of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters (Revelation 17:1)

Part I in a series

 

by Ken Pullen

ACP

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

 

Introduction

“Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth.” (Greek: Βαβυλὼν ἡ μεγάλη, ἡ μήτηρ τῶν πορνῶν καὶ τῶν βδελυγμάτων τῆς γῆς;  transliterated Babylōn hē megalē, hē mētēr tōn pornōn kai tōn bdelygmatōn tēs gēs.)

 

The Woman on the Beast

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

The Mystery Explained

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. 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. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 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. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 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. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

The Victory of the Lamb

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.

And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 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. 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. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 17 — King James Version Holy Bible

Babylon is Fallen

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Lament over Babylon

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

The Saints Rejoice

Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Revelation 18 — King James Version Holy Bible

Babylon is mentioned 294 times in 260 verses of the King James Version Holy Bible. Babylon was a great physical city and empire which in the minds of the world vanished over time. Anyone thinking such could not be more wrong as Babylon never left this earth. The Harlot has only grown and spread from the physical banks of the Euphrates where it first took root back in the Book of Genesis to be within every institution, nation, and people who pursue the world and turn from God.

The Great Whore sits upon many waters — the people of this world, the nations of this world. See hydōr — STRONG’S G5204

Men and women who, as Lucifer in heaven did, think themselves equal to or above God and exist to replace God with their own worldly creations. It began with the Tower of Babel (see Genesis chapter 11) and has never ceased for as much as one second since. Babylon is everywhere in everything not of God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit.

Babylon always worships false gods; idols and always exists to take captive — enslave — any of God’s people who are weak in their faith, faulty in their foundation, or who cannot look away from the seductive and enticing offerings the Whore continually offers up.

Babylon did not fall or vanish. Babylon is at the core of every false faith on earth. Babylon is the cold, dead heart of every false religion, every false teacher, every word of unsound doctrine. Babylon is the church of Rome. Babylon was the Roman Empire. Babylon is in every government of the world, every nation. Babylon is at the heart of abortion and the acceptance and elevation of homosexuality; MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:5) — Babylon is in most churches in these latter times. She is the voice and heart of the great apostasy, the Great Falling Away before the son of perdition appears. Babylon IS the root of every faith which does not have Jesus Christ as the center, the way to the Father in heaven. Most of the citizens of this world  — no matter the nation they reside in are citizens of Babylon and they do not even realize it. They walk in darkness totally oblivious and blind to the truth.

The Whore is now stirred greatly; awakened, gnashing, drinking the blood of the saints with vigor as she knows her days are numbered.

Babylon is the beast which will rise up — the Antichrist and his false prophet. For you see, Babylon has spread from the banks of the Euphrates not so long ago continually increasing with man and woman’s insatiable lust to commit evil and turn from God to where she now rules all nations, rules all peoples — save for those who are genuinely Christ’s —  and the people of this world willingly allow the Whore to sit upon them as they bow and serve the Whore. Placing their misdirected faith in her rather than God Almighty and Jesus Christ the Lord.

We will now begin to get into this in much greater detail.

TO BE CONTINUED… 

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