Hey John! Called the angel, “Come up here, and I will unfold for you a great mystery. You’ll learn all about a very seductive prostitute, who had meant a desirable client, who then refused her charms, and will eventually destroy her.
Because this prostitute has been the cause of humanities troubles. Her seductive intent is to mock Jesus Christ. Through warring attacks against your Christ, and His followers, in order to make Christendom irrelevant.
She was not successful with her original intent of seducing your Christ. But she became a global influence, upon your worlds greatest leaders who paid homage to her. Allowing her to successfully seduce billions of people just like yourself. Revelation 17:1-2.
So He carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. There John saw her sitting on a beast. Very strange looking was this beast. Because it was a vivid red, but also with an orange tinge. With the woman yelling, assumed obnoxious obscenities. The beast was very strange to look at because it had seven heads and ten horns. v 3.
She wore purple and scarlet clothing, Her jewelry appeared to be of the finest jewels. Caring in her right hand a golden cup. Intended picturesquely to display her successes through out the earth. v 4.
This expression was written in her forehead, “Mystery Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Prostitutes And Of The Abominations Of The Earth.” She had been drunken with the blood of the saints, and the martyrs of Jesus. All of which caused John to wonder with great amazement through seeing, hearing and learning v’ 5-6.
This is how Jesus defined the expression mystery. “I speak to them in parables. Because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not understand.” (cp. Matthew 13:13).
Babylon historically is associated as a kingdom with centuries of history, and under numerous leaders. Which existed outside of any recognition, or submission to Jewish customs or religious practices. Babylon is the quintessential expression of being anti-God especially concerning the Judeo-Christian era. With many applying such a notion to Roman Catholicism because of its global stature among nation states. When the Pope speaks the world listens. Never more so than through the papacy of John Paul 2nd.
On the other hand Babylon may equally apply to many protestant denominations. With this difference, when they speak few, to no one listens.
The angel asked, John, “Why such great amazement?” I’m going to share with you the great mystery concerning the woman, and the beast that carries her. Which has the seven heads, and the ten horns. v.7.
The seven heads are thought to be metaphors for brilliance and the ten horns metaphors for strength. More about this in verse nine.
The beast (Pope) that you saw that was and is not, but will ascend out of the bottomless pit (hell), and will go back into perdition. v 8a.
Some argue that what we have going on here is a supposed future prophecy about Catholic popes. Their discourse centers around emeritus Pope Benedict XV1, being the seventh beast to be followed by the sixth pope, who is also the eight. That was, and is not right now, but who is to the deceased Pope John Paul the 2nd.
This scenario emerged from what is called the Saint Malachy visions which he delivered to Pope Clement the 3rd., in 1140 AD. Which declared that last pope would be the 265th pope, or Emeritus Benedict XV1. Pope John Paul was pope number 264, who died, 02 April 2005, as the 264th pope. And retrieved, from among the dead living in the bottomless pit! To become the 266th pope.
Allegedly he had it locked away in cellar vaults of the Vatican. But like all secrets they have a way of finding there way into the hands of historical researchers. Which didn’t generate mush interests until, Benedict XV1 the 265th pope resigned his papacy. But the world got Pope Francis, the 266th pope. Who is not the reincarnation of Pope John Paul the 2nd. So all the aforementioned seems to be a grand debacle. However, history still has to deal with presentation of the declarations contained in verse 8a. The beast that was, and is not, but will be.
Despite being of superior intellect and having the extra ordinary strength which suggests invincibility Nevertheless the pope that you saw, who was, and is not will ascend out of hell and will be returned there. It’s all about timing. Making it of great interests to futurists like me.
Along with everyone whose names are not written in the Book of Life which had existed from the very beginning of our created world.
Causing some to marvel at their absences for not being recorded in God’s Book of Life. This could be a reference to human consciousness after death, when ones spirit returns to God, who gave it to us, as a means of God awareness. (cp. Genesis 2:7; Psalms 104:29-30; Ecclesiastes 12.7). v 8b.
Suddenly we have a dramatic shift. We are told here is the mind of wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains upon which the woman sits. v. 9. It’s possible that the seven heads referenced here are mountains that surround Rome, Italy, the headquarters of Vatican empire.
We are also told that there are seven kings, five have fallen, one is and the other is not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue for a short time. v. 10. Perhaps those kingdoms are empires that preceded the Vatican empire. With another kingdom waiting in the wings of history to emerge. Which might reference a rebirth of the Ottoman Empire. A notion that Turkey President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated an interest in revitalizing. With the one waiting to come, but whose reign would be short lived. Perhaps a reference to a one world government created through our modern day United Nations.
The beast that was, and is not, is himself one of the seven, and is going to hell. v.11. If the interpretation is correct, this Pope will be globally, perhaps the most influential pope in history.
As history moves on European nations are becoming more vulnerable from attacks by super powers like Russia and China. Islamic states like Iran, and their proxies throughout the Middle East and Africa. Who are becoming threatening forces within Europe.
Solution: Ten European States will become the center for protective defensive unity against, what will seem improbable odds for survival. Their tenure we are told is for one hour. An hour in scriptures represents one year.
The survival instinct will drive those ten states to coalesce with the world’s newly formed one world government. Which will be submissive to the Roman pontiff, Pope John Paul 2nd. If there is any validity to the visionary prophecy of Saint Malachy 1140 AD prophecy.
Causing the world to rally around paganism having seen a recognizable deceased pope at the papal helm again! v’ 12-13.
All of the this, and the aforementioned, will legitimize the long scoffed at supernatural in human affairs. And who is behind all of these bombastic shenanigans? None other than the one called the angel of light, Satan, Second Corinthians 11:14-15, which reads, “And no wonder! ‘For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing, when his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.'” Those scriptures are some of the most God manifested dictates for end of the world as we know it. Tied all together with the rest of this discussion readers have an inner insight, as to what to expect, as history unfolds.
All of this history has one conclusive goal. Eradicate all semblances of a Judeo-Christian existence. But, their efforts will not succeed! v 14. Because of the following, “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings. And those who are with Him are called chosen and faithful!”
Evil always has its self destructive outcome, as recorded in v’ 15-17. Evil intentions are eventually reversed to serve the interests of Divine Providence.
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