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Chronology of Revelation 11
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Excerpt from “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” chapter 19, pages 366-369.
Revelation Chapter 17
The particulars of chapter 17 occur in the heavenly realm where an angel shares future events with John, which the angel then explains in detail. With regards to the chronological time frame for the fall of Babylon, it is implied within the text the Great Whore will take her fall just prior to or during the Battle of Armageddon.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” (Revelation 17:1–2 NKJV)
The Great Whore of Babylon represents false religion, especially false Christianity in all its repugnant forms. By this point in the Time of the Gentiles, the Whore of Babylon is fully bloated with the wickedness of unbelievers and idolaters. With the exclusion of the Israelites, when the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation reaches its conclusion, none save pseudo-Christians and unbelievers will remain on earth. Redemption is no longer available for those on earth, leaving nearly everyone consumed by angst, bitterness or indifference. Those who comprise the Great Whore of Babylon abide in blasphemous organizations. Though their chance for salvation is now past, the unsaved cannot accept nor believe their lost conditions. Most pseudo-Christians have become deluded or utterly reprobate, having betrayed family and friends, especially those who were true Christians among their peers. Though these lost souls will preen and promenade in their religious facades and guises, in truth, they hate themselves and anything Christian related.
So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundations of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. (Revelation 17:3–11 NKJV)
The eighth king will be a satanic spirit. The body of the seventh king must die before the satanic spirit can take possession over its body and reign as the eighth king. Amazingly, the eighth king is still part of the seven kingdoms that fulfill prophecy. “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition (hell). This is how it will take place.
The seven kings have ruled down through the ages since the time of King Nebuchadnezzar in accordance with God’s plan for this world. In the book of Daniel, the prophet interprets the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream depicts seven kingdoms with seven kings as they lived and ruled down through the ages until the final kingdom in which we currently live. The Beast that was and is not, mentioned in verse 11, will actually be the last of the seven kings. This seventh king will live until his life is forfeit. At that time, the eighth king (a demon spirit) will take over the body of the seventh and reign in the seventh king’s body. In this manner, the eighth is of the seven for he lives in the seventh king’s body after dispossessing the spirit, following the death of the seventh king.
The seventh king is now alive and well, living in the world today, unless the Beast has already taken over his body. The seventh king may currently be in a place of power and authority. However, if by some chance, he has not currently achieved this place of power, the Beast soon will.
“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 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.” Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:12–18 NKJV).
Verses 12 through 18 relate to the Beast and his need to gather and consolidate a mighty power base. The Beast will accomplish this power base even if he must wrench control away from the current spin doctors and power brokers the world over. The ten-nation oligarchy mentioned here will reach its zenith of power during the Great Consummation. The time required to achieve his goal will be no more than a few years at best. The Beast will fully secure all necessary strongholds before launching Armageddon. Bear in mind, everything the Beast is ordained to accomplish is being forwarded according to God’s will, fulfilling God’s prophecies and purposes in this day and age.
It is important to be flexible. The ten-nation oligarchy mentioned in verse 12 may instead be represented by ten global corporations with overwhelming financial powers and authority. Their power will likely extend beyond governments, corporations, and organizations the world over. Though doubtful, the Beast may have nothing to do with governments, politicians, or political points of view. The way our world moves and shakes today, there could be major corporations running small governments and countries, though they may not sit in the political seats of great power as an Emperor or president might. The Beast will still be pulling all the major strings. Currently, the world financial arena uses the US dollar for global commerce. Nearly every nation’s currency is influenced by the US dollar for its ratings or ranking. Such a standard could change at any moment and likely will. The fairly new EMV payment system is capable of circumventing all current forms of currency. During Barack Obama’s stint in office as the president of the United States of America (2008–2016), the United States, Russia, China, India, Brazil, and the United Nations, to name only a few, have supported initiatives to replace the US dollar and develop a common one-world currency. The EMV payment system could easily support such a system, including a cashless system. Even as the listed nations advance the removal of the American dollar in support of a cashless financial system, the EMV system’s capabilities make doing so nearly a moot point.
Investigate for yourself. Peruse these and other search terms and sites on your browsers: 420 Banks Demand 1-World Currency; G20 Summit World Government One World Currency; Obama Administration gives $50 Billion US dollars for One World Currency Summit; China Dropping US Dollar, etc.
The vision expressed in chapter 17 takes place during John’s lifetime on the isle of Patmos. However, the fall of Babylon will take place either before or during the Battle of Armageddon. Scripture indicates the Lord will return before Israel can be destroyed by the surrounding armies of the Beast.
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 Revelation 13:3, “…the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed…”