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Revelation 17

  1. 1. R l ti 17 – Th M t iRevelation The Mysterious Wh Whore
  2. 2. REVELATION 17 1 2 “A d th 17:1, 2: “And there came one of th seven f the 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 fornication, inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
  3. 3. A Woman in Bible Prophecy = a Church p yAnd I have put my words in thy mouth, andI have covered thee in the shadow of minehand, that I may plant the heavens, and laythe foundations of the earth, and say untoZion, Thou art my people. Isaiah 51:16I have likened the daughter of Zion to acomely and delicate woman. Jeremiah 6:2
  4. 4. What is a Whore in Bible Prophecy?Leviticus19:29 “Do not prostitute thy daughter, tocause her to be a whore; lest the land fall towhoredom, and the l d become full of wickedness.” h d d h land b f ll f i k d ”Ezekiel 16:28 “Thou hast played the whore also with Thouthe Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thouhast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not p y , ybe satisfied.”“With whom the kings of the earth have committedfornication, and the inhabitants of the earth havebeen made drunk with the wine of her fornication ” fornication.”(vs. 2)
  5. 5. Revelation 17:3“So he carried meaway in the spiritinto the wilderness:and I sa a woman saw omansit upon a scarletcoloured beast, fullof names ofblasphemy, havingseven heads and tenhorns.”
  6. 6. WhyWh did J h see th Ch h of R John the Church f Romein the wilderness? “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.”
  7. 7. Into the Wilderness…. Recall that in Revelation 12, God’s church fled into the wildernessREVELATION 12:6 –“And the woman fled Andinto the wilderness,where she hath aplace prepared ofGod, that they shouldfeed her there athousand two hundredand th d threescore d days.” ”
  8. 8. Why Did She Go Into the Wilderness?REVELATION 12:13 - “And when thedragon saw that he was cast untothe earth, he persecuted the womanwhich brought forth the man child.”Vs. 14 - “And to the woman weregiven two wings of a great eagle, eaglethat she might fly into thewilderness,wilderness into her place where place,she is nourished for a time, andtimes, and half a time, from the face , ,of the serpent.”
  9. 9. WhyWh did J h see th Ch h of R John the Church f Romein the wilderness? “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I i it i t th ild d saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, f ll of names full f of blasphemy, having seven y heads and ten horns.”
  10. 10. WHAT ISBLASPHEMY?
  11. 11. 1. REJECTION OF THE HOLY GHOST (READ MATTHEW 12:24-31)“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of Whereforesin and blasphemy shall be forgiven untomen: but the blasphemy against the Holy p y g yGhost shall not be forgiven unto men. Andwhosoever speaketh a word against the Sonof man, i shall be forgiven him: but f it h ll b f i hi bwhosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost,it shall not be forgiven him neither in this him,world, neither in the world to come.”(vs. 31(vs 31, 32)
  12. 12. WHAT IS BLASPHEMY?OFFICIAL LIST OF TITLES The official list of titles of the Pope, in theorder in which they are given in the AnnuarioPontifico iP tifi is: Bi h Bishop of R f Rome, Vi Vicar of fJesus Christ, Successor of the Prince ofthe Apostles Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Apostles,Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop andMetropolitan of Roman Province Sovereign Province,of the State of Vatican City, Servant ofServants of God” (Annuario Pontificio, published annually byLibreria Editrice Vaticana, p. 23* ISBN of th 2009 edition: 978 88Lib i Edit i V ti 23*. f the diti 978-88-209-8191-4.)
  13. 13. THE TRUE VICAR OF GOD ISTHE HOLY GHOST! John 15 26 But h the J h 15:26 B t when th Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, nto o Father even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He Father shall testify of me:
  14. 14. 2. A MAN WHO CLAIMS TO FORGIVE SINS (READ MATTHEW 9:2-3 & Luke 5:21) “And when He saw their faith, He saidunto him, Man, thy sins are forgiventhee. And the scribes and the Phariseesbegan to reason, saying, Who is thiswhich speaketh blasphemies? Who canforgive sins, but God alone?” (Luke5:20, 21)
  15. 15. “…the council [of Trent] expressly states that Christ p yleft priests, His own vicars, as judges (praesides etjudices), unto whom all the mortal crimes into whichthe faithful may have fallen should be revealed inorder that, in accordance with the power of the keys,they may pronounce the sentence of f if forgiveness orretention of sins" (Sess. XIV, c. v)
  16. 16. 3. A MAN WHO MAKES HIMSELF GOD (John 10:33)“The Jews answered him, saying, Fora good work we stone thee not; butfor blasphemy; and because thatthou, being a man, makest thyselfGod.” (John 10:33)
  17. 17. "The pope is of so great dignity and soexalted that he is not a mere man, but as itwere God, and the vicar of God...” LuciusFerraris, in "Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica,Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica", Volume V, article on "Papa, , , , , , p ,Article II", titled "Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, ordominion and infallibility", #1, 5, 13-15, 18, published in Petit-Montrouge(Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition"The Pope and God are the same, so hehas llh all power in Heaven and earth." Pope Pius i H d thV, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, "Cities Petrus Bertanous".
  18. 18. 4. A MAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE CHRIST (Matthew 26:62-65)“But Jesus held his peace. And the high But peacepriest answered and said unto him, Iadjure thee by the living God, that thoutell us whether thou be the Christ, the Sonof God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast ,said: …Then the high priest rent hisclothes, saying, He hath spokenblasphemy; what further need have we ofwitnesses? behold, now ye have heard hisblasphemy.” (vs 62 65)blasphemy ” (vs. 62-65)
  19. 19. "The Pope takes the place of Jesus Christ onearth...by divine right the Pope has supreme i i iand full power in faith, in morals over eachand every pastor and hi fl k H i th t d t d his flock. He is the truevicar, the head of the entire church, thefather and teacher of all Christians He is the Christians.infallible ruler, the founder of dogmas, theauthor of and the judge of councils; theuniversal ruler of truth, the arbiter of thewo d, e supremeworld, the sup e e judge o heaven and of e ve dearth, the judge of all, being judged by noone, God himself on earth." Quoted in the QNew York Catechism
  20. 20. WhyWh did J h see th Ch h of R John the Church f Romein the wilderness? “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I i it i t th ild d saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, f ll of names full f y of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”
  21. 21. Why is this beast full of blasphemy?Ezekiel 9:9, 10 “Then said he unto me, Theiniquity of the house of Israel and Judah isexceeding great, and the land is full of blood,and the city full of perverseness: for they say,The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and theLORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eyeshall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I h ll t ith ill h it b twill recompense their way upon their head.”Genesis 15:16 “But in the fourth generationthey shall come hither again: for the iniquityof the Amorites is not yet full.”
  22. 22. Have We Seen this Beast Before?Revelation 17:3 – “I saw a woman sit upon ascarlet coloured beast, full of names ofblasphemy, having seven heads and ten p y, ghorns.”Revelation 13:1 – “And I stood upon the sand ofthe sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea,having seven heads and ten horns, and uponhis horns ten crowns and upon his heads the crowns,name of blasphemy.”Revelation 12:3 – “And there appeared another Andwonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon,having seven heads and ten horns, and sevencrowns upon his heads ” heads.
  23. 23. Some Important DetailsRevelation 17:4 - And the woman was arrayed in purple andscarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stonesand pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full ofabominations and filthiness of her fornication:Revelation 17:5 - And upon her forehead was a namewritten, MYSTERYwritten MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER GREAT,OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.Revelation 17:6 - And I saw the woman drunken with theblood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs ofJesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with greatadmiration.Revelation 17:7 - And the angel said unto me, Whereforedidst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman,and of the beast that carrieth her which hath the se en her, hich sevenheads and ten horns.
  24. 24. Some Important Details Revelation 17:4 –”…arrayed in purple and ” arrayed scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,… pearlsExodus 28: - [4] And these are the garments whichthey shall make; a breastplate and an ephod, and a breastplate, ephodrobe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: andthey shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother,and his sons, that he may minister unto me in thepriests office. [5] And they shall take gold, and blue,and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen. [6] And theyshall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple,of scarlet, and fi twined linen, with cunning work. f l t d fine t i d li ith i k
  25. 25. Some Important DetailsRevelation’s Woman is Missing BlueNUMBERS 15:38-39 - Speak unto the children pof Israel, and bid them that they make themfringes in the borders of their garmentsthroughout their generations, and that theyput upon the fringe of the borders a ribband ofblue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that fringeye may look upon it, and remember all thecommandments of the LORD, and do them;and that ye seek not after your own heart andyour own eyes, after which ye use to go awhoring
  26. 26. Revelation 17:5 - And upon her forehead was a name written MYSTERY written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  27. 27. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for [thatday shall not come], except there come a f i fallingaway first, and that man of sin be revealed, theson of perdition; Who opposeth and exaltethhimself above all that is called God, or that isworshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the pp ;temple of God, showing himself that he isGod…For the mystery of iniquity doth alreadywork: only he who now letteth [will let], until hebe taken out of the way. And then shall thatWicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall revealedconsume with the spirit of his mouth, and shalldestroy with the brightness of his coming… (2 coming…”Thessalonians 2: 3-8)
  28. 28. Revelation 17:5 - And upon her forehead was a name written MYSTERY, written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
  29. 29. The term Babylon is derived from Babel,and signifies confusion. It is employed inScripture to designate the various forms offalse or apostate religion. In Revelation 17,Babylon is represented as a woman, a figurewhich is used in the Bible as the symbol of achurch, a virtuous woman representing apure church, a vile woman an apostatechurch. {GC88 380.3}
  30. 30. Revelation 17:5 -And upon herforehead was aname written,MYSTERY,MYSTERYBABYLON THEGREAT,GREAT THEMOTHER OFHARLOTS ANDABOMINATIONSOF THE EARTH.
  31. 31. “…Sunday is a ychild of the papacy,exalted by theChristian worldabove the sacredday of Gods rest.In no case areGods people to payit homage…”(CCh p. 318)
  32. 32. Babylon is said to be "the motherof harlots." By her daughters y gmust be symbolized churchesthat cling to her doctrines andtraditions, and f llt diti d follow h example her lof sacrificing the truth and theapproval of God in order to form an God,unlawful alliance with the world. TheGreat Controversy, p 382 383 Controversy p. 382,
  33. 33. Who is The Beast? Remember Beast = Kingdom ( g (Daniel 7:23) ) Beast = Satan (Revelation 12: 3, 9)And the angel saidunto me, Whereforedidst thou marvel? Iwill tell thee themystery of thewoman, and of thebeast that carriethher,her which hath theseven heads andten horns (vs 7)
  34. 34. Who is The Beast?What are these 7 heads & 10 horns
  35. 35. Who is The Beast? What are these 7 heads & 10 horns“And here is themind which hathwisdom. The sevenheads are sevenmountains, onwhich the womansitteth.” Revelation17:9 HEADS = MOUNTAINS
  36. 36. “And I will render unto Babylon and to all theinhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they havedone in Zion in your sight saith the LORD Behold sight, LORD. Behold,I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith theLORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I willstretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll theedown from the rocks, and will make thee a burntmountain.” Jeremiah 51:24 MOUNTAIN/HEAD = WORLD KINGDOM
  37. 37. Five are Fallen Revelation 17:9-10 (American Standard 17:9 10 Version): Here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth: and they are seven kings; the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a little while
  38. 38. Five Are Fallen All our prophecies find their foundation in the image of Daniel 2 1. Babylon Fallen 2. Medo-Persia Fallen 3. 3 Greece Fallen 4. Pagan Rome Fallen 5. 5 Papal Rome F ll Fallen 6. ? One is – (1798) 7. 7 ? One i O is not yet come t t
  39. 39. Five Are Fallen All our prophecies find their foundation in the image of Daniel 2 5. Papal Rome Fallen 6. America One is – (1798) 7. 7 ? One is not yet come
  40. 40. REVELATION 17:8—The beast that thousawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out wasof the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: andthey that dwell on the earth shall wonder,whose names were not written in the book of lifefrom the foundation of the world, when theybehold the beast that was, and is not, andyet is. et isREVELATION 17:11—And the beast that was,and is not, even he is the eighth and is of the not eighth,seven, and goeth into perdition.REVELATION 13 3 A d I saw one of his 13:3—And f hiheads as it were wounded to death; and hisdeadly wound was healed: and all the worldwondered after the beast. d d ft th b t
  41. 41. REVELATION 17:11—And the 17:11 Andbeast that was, and is not,even he is the eighth, and is ofthe seven, and goeth intoperdition.Let no man deceive you by any means:for [that day h ll tf [th t d shall not come], except th ] t therecome a falling away first, and that man ofsin be revealed, the SON OFPERDITION; 2 Thessalonians 2:3
  42. 42. And the ten horns which thou sawest areten ki , which have received no kingskingdom as yet; but receive power as g y ; pkings one hour with the beast. These haveon mind, and shall give their power andstrength unto the beast. Revelation 17:12, 13
  43. 43. “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes,part of potters clay and part of iron the potters clay, iron,kingdom shall be divided; but there shallbe inb i it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch f th t th f th i f has thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.…Daniel 2:41-43 Daniel 2:41 43
  44. 44. “And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes,part of f potters clay, and part of i tt l d f iron,the kingdom shall be divided; but thereshall be in it of the strength of the iron,forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixedfwith miry clay. …Daniel 2:41-43
  45. 45. And the ten horns which thou sawest areten ki , which have received no kingskingdom as yet; but receive power as g y ; pkings one hour with the beast. These haveon mind, and shall give their power andstrength unto the beast. Revelation 17:12, 13
  46. 46. The Number isTh N b 10 i a symbol of a unity, b l f itacross the worldZechariah 8:23 “Thus saith the LORD ofhosts; In those dh t I th days [it shall come t pass], h ll to ]that ten men shall take hold out of alllanguages of the nations, even shall takel f th ti h ll t khold of the skirt of him that is a Jew,saying, We will go with you: for we have i W ill ith f hheard [that] God [is] with you.”
  47. 47. "These have one mind." There will be auniversal bond of union, one greatharmony, a confederacy of Satans forces."And shall give their power and strengthunto the beast." Thus is manifested thesame arbitrary, oppressive power againstreligious liberty, freedom to worship Godaccording to the dictates of conscience, aswas manifested by the papacy, when in thepast it persecuted those who dared torefuse to conform with the religious ritesand ceremonies of Romanism. {Mar 187.3}
  48. 48. “History will be repeated. False religion will beexalted. The first day of the week, a commonworking day, possessing no sanctity whatever, willbe set up as was the image of Babylon. All nationsand tongues and peoples will be commanded toworship this spurious sabbath. . . . The decreeenforcing the worship of this day is to go forth t f i th hi f thi d i t f th toall the world.”--7BC 976“As America, the land of religious liberty, shallunite with the papacy in forcing the conscience p p y gand compelling men to honor the false sabbath,the people of every country on the globe will beled to follow her example.”--6T 18 (1900).
  49. 49. The Sabbath question is to be the issue in the greatfinal conflict in which all the world will act a part part.--6T 352 (1900).Foreign nations will follow the example of theUnited States. Though she leads out, yet the samecrisis will come upon our people in all parts of theworld.--6T 395 (1900)
  50. 50. “History will be repeated. False religion will beexalted. The first day of the week, a commonworking day, possessing no sanctity whatever, willbe set up as was the image of Babylon. All nationsand tongues and peoples will be commanded toworship this spurious sabbath. . . . The decreeenforcing the worship of this day is to go forth t f i th hi f thi d i t f th toall the world.”--7BC 976“As America, the land of religious liberty, shallunite with the papacy in forcing the conscience p p y gand compelling men to honor the false sabbath,the people of every country on the globe will beled to follow her example.”--6T 18 (1900).
  51. 51. “As we approach the last crisis, it is of vitalmoment that harmony and unity existamong the Lords instrumentalities. Theworld is filled with storm and war andvariance. Yet under one head--the papalpower--the people will unite to oppose God i i Gin the person of His witnesses. What is itthat gives its kingdom to this power? i i i i ?Protestantism, a power which, whileprofessing to have the temper and spirit of f i h h d i i fa lamb and to be allied to Heaven, speakswith the voice of a dragon. I i moved b a ih h i f d It is d bypower from beneath. {Mar 187.2}
  52. 52. We “…are to stand as subjects of Christskingdom, bearing the banner on which isinscribed, "The commandments of God, and thefaith of Jesus." They are to carry the burden ofa special work, a special message. We have apersonal responsibility, and this is to be revealedbefore th hb f the heavenly universe, b f l i before angels, and l dbefore men. God does not call upon us toenlarge our influence by mingling with society, societyby linking up with men on political questions,but by standing as individual p y g parts of His g greatwhole, with Christ as our head. Christ is ourPrince, and as His subjects we are to do thework appointed us by God.” {FE 478.3}

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