Revelation Ch. 17 And 18


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Revelation Ch. 17 And 18

  1. 1. Revelation 17 The Judgment of the Whore Church
  2. 2. Chapter 17:1-2 <ul><li>Rev 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 show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters [that is, supported by masses of people and that has a strong influence over many nations] : </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 17:1-2 <ul><li>Rev 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 [spiritual] fornication. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Woman on the Beast <ul><li>Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit ting upon a scarlet colored beast [the Satan inspired and controlled kingdom of Anti-Christ] , full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Woman on the Beast
  6. 6. The Woman on the Beast <ul><li>Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Revelation 17:3-5 <ul><li>Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mystery, Babylon the Great… <ul><li>MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. </li></ul><ul><li>This inscription on her forehead is an identification of her as the Roman Church. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Not All Catholics Will Be in This Church <ul><li>Though the Catholic Church is mentioned below, we need to bear in mind that it is Church history and also that it will be a corrupt form that has joined with the apostate Protestant churches and other religions to form this Whore Church. Not all Catholics will be part of this church. Many, many sincere Catholics will have been taken in the Rapture before the Tribulation begins. So please don’t be offended by the identification of this Church as basically the Catholic Church </li></ul>
  10. 10. Not All Catholics Will Be in This Church <ul><li>What follows is church history and is not meant to offend anybody. Especially, we cannot judge whether anyone from a particular denomination is going to be excluded from or included in God’s work of salvation. Even in the Laodicean Church (which is our age and which is so apostate that Jesus is outside knocking for admittance) will see many souls come to a belief in Jesus for salvation and they will be Raptured. It’s for God alone to judge. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>The Babylonian Mystery religion with it’s secret practices and with the “Queen of Heaven” as their chief Goddess moved from Babylon to Pergamum after the Persians destroyed the Babylonian Empire in 539 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>It thrived there until Rome took over Pergamum in 133 B.C., and in 129 B.C. it moved to Rome. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>But it still had a considerable influence in Pergamum in the time that the Christian chruch was established there as seen in Rev. 2:12-17. And it was the blending of Babylonianism with Christian doctrine that Jesus condemned. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>When Constantine declared himself a Christian in 312 AD, he declared Christianity the one religion and decreed that all the other religions were Christian. Babylonianism then became the “church” with himself as head of the church. He also retained the pagan title of Pontifex Maximus over the Babylonian church as well </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>Before Christianity came, the Roman Emperors were made Pontifex Maximus or chief of the priests of Babylonianism. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>In 376 AD, the emperor of that time refused the title as head of the Babylonian Church </li></ul><ul><li>The Bishop of Rome agreed to take that title and head up the “Christian-Babylonian” religion as Pope in 376. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>And most of the “Holy Sacraments” of the Catholic Church – infant baptism, saying the mass, confession to a priest, etc. Were brought into the Christian Church in the same form they already were practiced in Babylonianism. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>Most of the traditional “Christian Holidays” are really Babylonian in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity or the Bible. However, with regard to Christmas and Easter, we Christians can celebrate Jesus’ birth and Resurrection (respectively) and use those traditional times to witness for Jesus to the people around us and in that way get the Gospel to them. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>The names of the three principle gods of Babylonianism were changed to be God “The Father”, God “The Son”, and God “The Holy Spirit”, but not as the Trinity of Christianity. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>Lesser gods became saints to be prayed to and worshiped the way they were in original Babylonianism. </li></ul><ul><li>Semeramis and Tamuz became the Madonna (Virgin Mary) and Child (supposedly Jesus). </li></ul>
  20. 20. Mystery, Babylon the Great <ul><li>Thus, Babylonianism was the only form of “Christianity” for over 1,200 years and its rituals were adopted by the “church” with its new office of the Pope as only intermediary between God and the people. </li></ul><ul><li>For further study on this see: http :// www . 666man . net / 666religionhistoryoverview . html </li></ul>
  21. 21. John’s Reaction and the Angel’s Rebuke <ul><li>Rev 17:6 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 [became drawn to her] with great admiration [longing, lust] . </li></ul>
  22. 22. John’s Reaction and the Angel’s Rebuke <ul><li>Rev 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou [long, lust after her] ? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. </li></ul>
  23. 23. “ drunken with the blood of the saints, of the martyrs of Jesus: ” <ul><li>The Catholic Church established a court (called the Holy See or the Inquisition) to investigate people who were accused of heresy (believing false doctrine). </li></ul>
  24. 24. “ drunken with the blood of the saints, of the martyrs of Jesus: ” <ul><li>During the first 1,100 years of its existence the Inquisition found millions of Christians guilty of witchcraft on false confessions extracted by torture, merely because someone reported them, and they were burned at the stake (or executed in some other horrible way), thrown into prison and had their property taken away from them. </li></ul>
  25. 25. “ drunken with the blood of the saints, of the martyrs of Jesus: ” <ul><li>The also forced Jews to convert to “Christianity” or face death. Millions of Jews were also killed or run out of “Christian countries” (those controlled by the Catholic Church through their Catholic King or Queen) by the Inquisition. </li></ul>
  26. 26. “ drunken with the blood of the saints, of the martyrs of Jesus: ” <ul><li>Later in the 1600 - 1700’s, in countries like France, tens of thousands of Protestants were slaughtered by the Pope’s armies – drawn from good Catholics within the country. </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Beast is Satan <ul><li>Rev 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 [and lust after her] , 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. </li></ul>
  28. 28. The Whore Church (Cont’d) <ul><li>Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Whore Church (Cont’d) <ul><li>Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the eart h. </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Whore Church (Cont’d) <ul><li>This fixes the location as Rome since it was the only city that ruled over the earth in John’s day </li></ul><ul><li>And it identifies the whore church as mainly the Catholic Church denomination, although they will be joined by the Apostate Protestant Churches, as well as other religions. </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Whore Church Destroyed <ul><li>Rev 17:16 And the ten horns [that will be elevated to power in the last “hours” of The Tribulation to reign with him] 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. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>It must be emphasized here again, that not all the Catholics will be in this church and this judgment. A lot of the sincere Catholics will be taken in the Rapture that will occur some 7 years before this judgment. This is for the Corrupt union of the official Catholic Church and most or the Protestant Denominations and other religions that have been brought in to this one-world church. </li></ul>
  33. 33. The Whore Church Destroyed
  34. 34. The Whore Church Destroyed <ul><li>Rev 17:17 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. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Revelation 18 Political Babylon (Rome) Destroyed
  36. 36. The Announcement and the Call <ul><li>Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. </li></ul>Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen !
  37. 37. The Announcement and the Call <ul><li>Rev 18:4 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. </li></ul>Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
  38. 38. The Announcement and the Call <ul><li>Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 18:6 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. </li></ul>
  39. 39. The Announcement and the Call <ul><li>Rev 18:7 … for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 18:8 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. </li></ul>
  40. 40. The Final Destruction of Babylon (Rome)
  41. 41. The Final Destruction of Rome <ul><li>Rev 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, </li></ul>www . hollywoodjesus . com / wolverton01 . htm
  42. 42. The Final Destruction of Rome <ul><li>Rev 18:16 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! </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. </li></ul>
  43. 43. The Final Destruction of Rome <ul><li>Rev 18:21 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. </li></ul>www . flickr . com / photos /acastellano/181719304/
  44. 44. Rejoicing over Rome’s destruction <ul><li>Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. </li></ul>