Nobody knows for certain who or what is the Great Whore of Babylon, but I would say it’s the Jews and/or Rome and/or the Catholics and/or Satan himself or it could even be Hilary Clinton.
According to Nostradamus the Antichrist will come from the east wearing a blue or purple turban – I don’t really believe in predictions outside of the Bible, but you never know.
Now we can’t help but wonder about the “Mystery of Babylon.” What or where is it? Does the Antichrist come from Babylon?
Some people say that the United States is the Babylon of the end times, but most disagree. I grew up in the 70s and that era was all about sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Today the entire world, especially the United States, is about homosexuality, idolatry and power.
Tomorrow we’ll look at…
The Woman on the Beast
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:
“Great whore” – see v. 18 for the angel’s own identification of this symbol. In 17:5 the harlot is named “BABYLON THE GREAT.”
“Sitteth upon many waters” – see Ps 137:1; Jer 51:13)
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.
“In the spirit” – in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
“Scarlet colored beast” – the beast that rose out of the sea in ch. 13.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
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:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
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.
7 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.
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.
“Was, and is not, and shall ascend” – an obvious imitation of the description of the Lamb (1:18, 2:8). Cf. the description of God in 1:4, 8, 4:8. Here the phrase seems to mean that the beast appeared once, is not presently evident, but will in the future again make his presence known. Evil is persistent.
“Go into perdition” – although evil is real and persistent, there is no uncertainty about its ultimate fate.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
“Seven mountains” – it is perhaps significant that Rome began as a network of seven hill settlements on the left bank of the Tiber. Her designation as the city on seven hills is commonplace among Roman writers (e.g., Virgil, Martial, Cicero).
10 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.
“Seven kings” – that seven heads symbolize both seven hills and seven kings illustrates the fluidity of apocalyptic symbolism, unless the hills are figurative for royal (or political) power.
“Five…one…the other” – taken (1) as seven actual Roman emperors, (2) as seven secular empires or (3) symbolically as the power of the Roman empire as a whole.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
“The eighth” – the antichrist, who plays the role of a king (“is one of the seven”) but is in reality part of the cosmic struggle between God and Satan.
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.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
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.
“Lord of lords, and King of kings” – emphasizes the supreme sovereignty of the Lamb (cf. Deut 10:17; Ps 136:21-3; Dan 2:47; 1 Tim 6:15).
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 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.
17 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.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Who or What is
The Great Whore of Babylon?
Article by Texe Marrs
Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Rev 17:5).
In its capacity to fill one’s heart with horror and wonder, it is clearly the most staggering prophetic image one can find in the entire Holy Bible – John’s description of the Whore of Babylon.
The Apostle John saw many terrible things that day on Patmos, the Greek isle to which he had been banished.
But perhaps few could compare with this, his vision of the alluring and tantalizing, yet deadly “Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.”
Who can imagine what breathtaking thoughts raced through John’s mind? We do get a glimpse into the Apostle’s thought process when we read his words:
“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” (Rev 17:6).
Mother of Harlots – A Stone-Cold Serial Killer
If there ever was a conspiracy against nations and people of earth this is its highest ensign.
The Mother of Harlots, sitting upon a beast, is wealthy beyond compare—she is “decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,” and she holds a “golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filth of her fornication.”
The mysterious woman, regally arrayed in purple and scarlet color, is drunk, but not from alcohol and strong drink; the Mother of Harlots is drunken “with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”
No black widow could compare with this sinister and evil woman. This is no lady. This is a stone-cold serial killer who feasts on the blood of the saints of Jesus and no doubt leaves the world littered with the remains of destroyed souls.
John had seen many terrible things in his life – and now he was a ripe-old 95 years in age – but this was perhaps the most monstrous of all.
So incredible was this sight that John was led to admit, “I wondered with great admiration.”
Certainly this was a begrudging “admiration,” but as they say, gives even the devil his due!
Mystery, Babylon the Great is a religious system to encompass all the “inhabitants of the earth.”
Indeed, John was told that the wicked woman reigns over “peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues (languages).”
More than that, the sinful Mother of Harlots sits upon the beast that came up out of the bottomless pit (hell) and will in due time “go into perdition.”
Yes, the Great Harlot exercises all the ominous and savage power of the horrific beast, the Behemoth, which shall bring such utter misery to every man, woman, and child on this planet.
Three Important Questions
Three important questions haunt our senses and must be answered:
1. Who is the marvelous, but terrible, woman described as “the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth” on whose forehead is written, “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT?”
2. Who is the beast that she sits upon?
3. What is their terrible plan that is even now quickly coming to pass and that will bring such blood and horror into all our lives?
Is This the Pope and the Catholic Church?
As a young man, I listened to many preachers and Bible prophecy teachers who warned that Mystery Babylon is none other than the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
From the days of Martin Luther, whose heroism and devotion inspired the Protestant movement and the Reformation, Christian leaders have pointed to Rome as the center of global wickedness in the last days.
Many believed that the Pope is the very antichrist, the man of sin whose number is 666.
However, in the span of just one generation – in my lifetime – the ecumenical movement and the tendency of the Christian establishment to grow jaded and lukewarm have significantly cooled the ardor of pastors and prophecy teachers.
No longer do most criticize the false teachings and abominations of the Papacy. Instead, they have jumped into bed with the Pope and swallowed the toxins and poisons emanating from the fountain of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
But the “Falling Away” of the apostate Christian Church does not change the prophetic truths of the Holy Bible.
The question still arises in the hearts of the faithful saints: Is the Vatican and the Papacy “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT?”
Regardless of what our dulled clergy and compromised Church leaders suggest, what does God’s Word reveal to us?
What about the Synagogue of Satan?
While questions must be answered about the Pope and his Romish Church, there has arisen yet another great competitor for the infamous title of MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT.
I refer, of course, to the Synagogue of Satan (Rev 2:9 and 3:9).
In our generation, the monolithic power of World Jewry has galloped to the forefront. With its vaults of banks bulging with stolen cash, its balance sheet hefty with plundered wealth, its Israeli nation aided and abetted by the military muscle and diplomatic might of the world’s greatest superpower, the Jewish-ruled United States of America, the Synagogue of Satan today sits at the pinnacle of earthly dominion.
The Zionist elite have a heinous Plan that is now being worked to usher in the Jewish Utopia. Their Messiah, the Antichrist, will be at its helm.
And once this Plan is realized, Gentiles everywhere will tremble with fear and trepidation. Make no mistake about that.
So, which satanic cult will turn out to be MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT? Will it be Rome, or will it be the Jerusalem/Washington, D.C. axis that makes war on the saints and spills their blood and places all of humankind into the iron jaws of a global, Big Brother Police State? What does the Bible say?
Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great
I am pleased in this newsletter and on our powerofprophecy.com website to offer you an eye-opening new book just released.
I believe this book will answer many of your questions on this vital, prophetic issue. Frankly, there has never been a book exactly like this, authored by a born again Christian of such sterling credentials.
The title of the book: Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great. It was my privilege to author the Foreword. The author is Edward Hendrie.
I have not read this book, but if interested you can click on it above to purchase it.
Now I have had a number of fascinating private discussions with Mr. Hendrie, and I have discerned the genuine heart this godly researcher has for Bible truth.
His new book is large format and almost 400 pages. What he reveals in these pages is a great discovery that God also put in my heart some years ago.
Its stunning conclusion will, I promise you, unshackle your senses and enlighten you in a most important way.
The Zionists and the Vatican Conspiring Together
Hendrie presents a mountain of evidence, buttressed by factual documentation, proving that MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT is both of Zionism and of Rome.
The evidence, says Hendrie, leads to the inevitable conclusion “that the Roman Catholic Church was established by crypto Jews as a false “Christian’ front for a Judaic/Babylonian religion.”
Moreover, “that religion is the nucleus of a world conspiracy against man and God.”
Could this be? Could the Vatican and its Supreme Pontiff be the world’s greatest and most stultifying evil hoax?
Are the sinister leaders of the serpentine Synagogue of Satan the actual hidden masters who pull the strings of the Papacy?
In these momentous days in which Satan is preparing America and the world for the final, gargantuan assault on our liberties, our freedoms, and our very souls, are the Zionist Illuminati elite and the black and scarlet-robed men of Rome conspiring together for our demise?
Hendrie An Ex-Catholic and An Attorney
Who is Edward Hendrie and what qualifies him to write this amazing book? Hendrie is a successful attorney, a constitutional expert. He is author of three other books.
To those who may accuse him of being a Catholic basher, let me add that Hendrie is himself an ex-Catholic. Raised in the Catholic faith by devout Catholic parents, he exclusively attended Catholic schools and graduated from America’s most prestigious Roman Catholic University—The University of Notre Dame.
He subsequently earned his law degree from a Jesuit institution—the University of Detroit, in Michigan.
Imagine: A book like this unmasking Rome, the Jesuits, and the Papacy in a spectacular way, written not by a Protestant with an axe to grind, but by a brilliant man whose entire life was once wrapped around the false claims of Rome and the Jesuit Order—until, the day he met Jesus.
…is America Babylon?