This calls for wisdom and understanding. Revelation 17:10.


To bring you up to speed, let me take you back to Revelation 17:3.

So the angel took me in the Spirit into the wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that had seven heads and ten horns, and blasphemies against God were written all over it. (NLT)

We are given a rather detailed description of this woman.

The woman wore purple and scarlet clothing and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls. In her hand, she held a gold goblet full of obscenities and the impurities of her immorality. (Revelation 17:4 NLT)

  • She wears purple and scarlet clothing.”

    This is highly symbolic and, among other things, represents the blood of the saints who will be martyred during the time of wrath.

    A friend read my last post on Revelation 17 and did what I wish most of you would do, analyze the symbolism and begin to grasp how the governing bodies, many of which seem to operate above the law, are actually doing us harm and creating the shortages that will play a role in the deaths of millions.

    So what can we ascertain of this woman?

    • It is NOT a woman but an attractive entity that feeds our lusts.

    • Purple is representative of power.

      In a previous post,   I broke down a simplistic word – king. These days it leans more toward a ruling body. There are very few countries that still have a king as the ruling body, but there are many that have multi-body voting groups, that often exclude the public’s opinion. Perhaps men like Putin can fill the role of a king because to cross him means that you disappear. Emanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau are apparently striving to hold those supreme positions should they become available.

      Along the lines of people who have power. Just this morning 01/07/22 I read a quote from Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada. He said, shall we tolerate those who refuse to get vaccinated. A website called the Pulse (https://thepulse.one/2022/01/03/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-calls-the-unvaccinated-misogynistic-racist-extremists/) tells us that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on a Quebec television station that “people who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 are often racist and misogynistic extremists.” I looked up the definition of misogynistic and this is what I found. “Someone who is strongly prejudiced against women.” Where did that kind of hateful comment come from? The Pulse website added this assertion. “What type of reasoning is being used to label the unvaccinated as racist and misogynistic? This clearly has no basis in fact and simply continues what seems to be a coordinated political campaign to demonize the unvaccinated.

    • “ and scarlet clothing”

      We are told that the scarlet clothing is covered in the blood of martyred saints.

      And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s people and the blood of those who were killed because they had been loyal to Jesus. When I saw her, I was completely amazed. (Revelation 17:6 GNB)

      How much blood does it take to soak your clothing? Revelation 7:9 answers the question.

      (NASB) “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; “

      This group is defined in Revelation seven, verses fourteen and fifteen.

      (NASB) “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the LambFor this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; (GNB) He who sits on the throne will protect them with his presence.”

      The point here is that the woman, clothed in scarlet, is clothed in this color because she is stained with the blood of those this entity or ruling body has killed. I am not suggesting that this is a contest, and yes the majority seems to happen during the seven years after the church is gone, but many will pay for the babies we have allowed to be murdered.

  • and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls.”

    The harlot, called a woman, is an entity. We are NOT to be looking for some woman, as there are NO women listed as a world leader in end times eschatology. I will say that while all these things; jewelry made of gold, along with precious gems and pearls, tend to be associated with women’s jewelry, they are representative of financial gain.

    I learned, years ago, that the Rothschild family financed both sides of virtually every “modern” war; and made serious money because of their financial decisions. We are in a war now, and for the most part, we, the general public, will be the bodies left lying in the fields. I see so many more than the Rothschild family involved in this pathetic way of life they are feeding us.

So much for an introduction. Let’s move on to verse ten and beyond.

Revelation 17:9-10 GNB  “This calls for wisdom and understanding. The seven heads are seven hills, on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings:  (10)  five of them have fallen, one still rules, and the other one has not yet come; when he comes, he must rule only a little while.

    • The seven heads

      These are rulers, whether they be an individual or a tribunal.

    • Are seven hills

      I have looked at commentaries and most have the same foolish assertion, that we should be looking at Rome. That is hogwash in my mind. Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary answers this as I might.

      The seven heads can hardly be at once seven kings or kingdoms (Rev_17:10), and seven geographical mountains.

      (My comments will be bracketed and italicized as I segment this JFB quotation. The hills and the heads are two different things.)

      The true connection is, as the head is the prominent part of the body, so the mountain is prominent in the land. Like “sea” and “earth” and “waters … peoples”” (Rev_17:15),

      (Revelation 17:15 tells us “…The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.”) (NASB)

      so “mountains” have a symbolical meaning, namely, prominent seats of power.”

      (This assertion makes the most sense.)

      Especially such as are prominent hindrances to the cause of God” (Psa_68:16Psa_68:17Isa_40:4Isa_41:15Isa_49:11Eze_35:2);

      (Many interpreters speak of this process as being a hindrance to the cause of God. While I contend that followers of Jesus Christ may be targeted, this all changes when I consider this through the scope of the goals of Islam, which declares everyone who lives in America to be people of the book, where the book is thought to be the bible. They don’t care if you are an atheist, there will still be a target painted on your back. Another consideration is the denial that we are forced to absorb, as speaking as I am, is considered hate speech.)

      especially Babylon (which geographically was in a plain, but spiritually is called a destroying mountain, Jer_51:25),

      (I get upset when bible teachers insist that physical Babylon will be rebuilt. Babylon is a spiritual entityJamieson, Fausset, and Brown refers to Jeremiah 51:24, 25. “But I will repay Babylon … O destroying mountain, Who destroys the whole earth,” When in fact, this region is known as the plains of Shinar, the opposite of a mountain.)

      in majestic contrast to which stands Mount Zion, “the mountain of the Lord’s house” (Isa_2:2), and the heavenly mountRev_21:10, “a great and high mountain … and that great city, the holy Jerusalem.”

      (As I progressed through the Revelation I could see Satan’s actions attempting to mock God. For example, God has sealed us with the Holy Spirit, and Satan sees to it that everyone must take the mark of the beast, the antichrist. God, as you can see in Jeremiah 51:25 and Revelation 21:10, that God has His mountains as well.)

    • Upon which the woman sits

      We have seen that Babylon is now a spiritual entity that sucks in people and represents power. It is the killing force, and these vaccines may play a role in that killing. We have also seen that hills or in some cases, mountains, are also representative; the evidence for that comes from Babylon being called a mountain, and there is a reference to something like a burning asteroid to strike the earth and it too is called a burning mountain.

      So, the woman, which is representative of power, wealth, and lust sits somewhere. If you are going to make the false assumption that this harlot is a person, then how does she sit in multiple locations at the same time?

      The statement forces you to begin asking how can this be understood?

    • They are also seven kings

      Daniel 11 tells us of the “kings of the north and the south.” More specifically the beginnings of the fourth kingdom.

      Several years ago I tried to do a study on Daniel 11 with the men I sit with. I can tell you it was tough, to say the least. Effectively, some of the players in Daniel 11 sound like the old movie Anthony and Cleopatra, as the story is filled with war, assassinations, and inter-marriage for peace.

      If you choose to read Daniel 11, keep in mind that you are reading about the fourth kingdom and that the story projects into our current time frame, but it doesn’t exactly spell that out for you. This means you have to read Daniel 11 with intelligence and an open mind and considerations of Daniel’s explanation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream statue, and Daniel’s chapter seven and eight.

      One of the best discussions about Daniel 11 comes from the Frontier Alliance Mission and can be found here.
      https://www.faimission.org/wire/special-report-ships-of-kittim

      Portions of Daniel 11 that stand out.

      “Now in those times many will rise up against the king of the South; the violent ones among your people will also lift themselves up in order to fulfill the vision, but they will fall down. “Then the king of the North will come, cast up a siege ramp and capture a well-fortified city; and the forces of the South will not stand their ground, not even their choicest troops, for there will be no strength to make a stand. (Daniel 11:14-15 NASB)

      Those times” are the times that we are living in. The only thing lacking is Gog (seen in Ezekiel 38) swarming upon Israel. Gog will be slaughtered on the hillsides of the Valley of Achor – Meggido.

      We are told that they, both the North and the South, will attack and capture Israel, the well-fortified city. I know very few people that can comprehend that Israel will just about be wiped out in this battle. Ezekiel 38,39 tells us God will come to Israel’s aid destroy many in a firestorm.

      He will set his face to come with the power of his whole kingdom, bringing with him a proposal of peace which he will put into effect; he will also give him the daughter of women to ruin it. But she will not take a stand for him or be on his side. (Daniel 11:17 NASB)

      If you are a student of eschatology then you know that the antichrist/beast comes to make a peace treaty. He never says that this treaty is a treaty with Israel; that does not mean it can’t happen.

      If there was an orchestrated attack on Israel, given what you can see in the news coming from the Mideast, who do you think will attack Israel? I suggest that anything with Islam attached to it will answer the question.

    • five of them have fallen, one still rules,

      If John, as we assume, is aware of one of these rulers, then the last has to have a relationship, whether it be politically, nationally, or spiritually with the previous kingdoms. And, the last clue which directs our point of view is the amount of time in which he rules.

    • and the other one has not yet come; when he comes, he must rule only a little while.

Forty-two months, or 1260 days.

How or why his tenure is so short is not clearly spelled out in scripture, however, it is spelled out in the prophecies of the Muslims. It is evident that the “false prophet”, or, as the Muslims call him, ʿĪsā ibn Maryam will step in as the enforcer of Sharia. This opens the door to the drastic increase in deaths that Jesus spoke of. 

Sorry, if this disappoints, as I would have liked to gotten farther in the Revelation, but I hit my limit in terms of the amount of information.

The ABC’s of Salvation

A stands for “admit.” We must admit that we are sinners and that we are therefore under God’s judgment.

B stands for “believe.” We must believe that God loves us in spite of our sin and that he has acted in Jesus Christ to remove sin and restore us to himself.

C stands for “commit.” This is an act of faith by which we give up trying to run our own life and instead place ourselves in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us and rose again.

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Being fully persuaded. Romans 4:18-25.


What do we know about Romans four so far?

That God called Abraham at a time when he was living in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the plains of Shinar, the empire of the Assyrians. You might say they were foreigners but WE ALL came from Noah and his descendants. Knowing how much of a destructive force the Assyrians were upon the earth, I cringe when I don’t see Abraham responding quickly to God when He tells Abram (his name at this point in the story,) to get out of here and go to the land that I will give you and your descendants. After a trip to Egypt, he finally arrives in the promised land.

Abraham does not seem that faithful.

What if God only concerns himself with the end result and not the junk in between?

As we read about the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11, we see many who did not start well but ended well. At this location, God shows up in a very vivid dream; it is so vivid that most read about the encounter as though it happened in the physical realm. Because of this dream, Abraham demonstrated his allegiance to the oral contract that God has made with Abraham.

This contract includes promises to Abraham’s seed, which means that after many years of NO children with Sarah, the impossible is going to happen any day now. What makes this worse is that they are both getting to the point that making babies is not even on the menu anymore.

But Abraham was believing in God. Yes, there were “things” that happened between the promise and the fulfillment, but Abraham had faith; and yet, there is that tag line, but God.

We have made it through Romans 4:17 to this point, so let’s move on.

Romans 4:17-18 NASB (as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. (18) In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE.

Those words, “in hope against hope he believed,” were spoken about Abraham.

What is the writer talking about?

Abraham heard, and in the case of the dream, effectively lived out God’s promise to him. The promise from God is the reason for the hope. Looking at the circumstances would be the things that are against your hope, and I covered several of those things in the paragraphs above. One of those things was Sarah. Not knowing if the reason for NOT having children is her problem or Abraham’s, Sarah tells him to go test the water with her handmaid Hagar and because of Sarah’s pushing, Abraham takes Hagar as a wife – legitimizing Ishmael (Now it is really complicated.) Abraham shrugs his shoulders and says, why not, and Hagar gets pregnant. Considering that we were told that they both thought that their bodies,, in terms of making babies, were dead, demonstrates that Abraham now had faith. Well, now we know that the infertility problem has been with Sarah the entire time, but none of this makes believing in the promise any easier.

“ he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations.”

As far as we know, Abraham seems to be driven to fulfill this role; that’s an interesting thought. After all, you can’t have descendants without having a boy child.

Romans 4:19 NASB Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;

This next verse is what I have been talking about when I said, God is not as concerned about the events in between the promise and the fulfillment.

Romans 4:20 NASB yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,

“ with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith,”

Are you kidding me, I just talked about one of those moments of wavering. Consider that God made the promise to include Sarah, and no one else. So, Hagar could easily fall under a human propensity to lust. Yes, I get it and spoke of how sex, for Abraham, would require faith on his part anyway.

Does that make the act right?

No, but God can use everything if He needs to. I must tell you that signed up for a free course from Hillsdale college on the book of Genesis, and just yesterday 1/5/22, the discussion was about Abraham and Hagar. Dr. Jackson talked about the nuances of the wording and it is there before us (if we choose to look) that Abraham took Hagar as a wife, as well. How he could simply throw away a wife and a child I do not know. But even that is resolved in scripture, as Hagar returned to Sarah.

How is Ishmael a God thing?

Looking far into the future, there will be a people group known as the Assyrians. Ishmael and his descendants will play a role in the punishment of Israel at the hand of the Babylonians.

When Jonah was sent to the people of Nineveh, to deliver a message of God’s judgment if they do not change, Jonah seemed to know something of God’s character and knew that He would relent (for the moment,) and show them mercy. Who were these people? They were Assyrians – descendants of Ishmael.

Romans 4:21-22 NASB and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. (22) Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.

and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.”

From the delivery of the message to Abraham, until the fulfillment with the birth of Isaac, was 25 years. We are told that Abraham was “fully assured.”

Have you ever given any thought to what it would be like to be fully assured?

We are told, in Hebrews 11:6, that without faith it is impossible to please God. I am sure that the writer of Hebrews meant a good-sized bucket full of faith. I strive to maintain my bucketful but I think this striving creates a problem as it tends to push me over into the idea of working to please God.

Fully assured” is the Greek word plērophoreō said twice. The word means to carry out fully, to be completely assured or persuaded.

So Abraham, by some standard set by the writer of Hebrews, carried out fully what God asked of him, or, he was fully assured/persuaded. Get real, Abraham was a broken human, just as we are; and, as a broken human, subject to the same temptations that we all are. I can assure you, that just as the serpent did to Eve, Satan tried to move Abraham off course and quit. While we do see some of the failures, like Hagar and Ishmael, God does not focus on the failures but the end result; the things that demonstrate that you were fully persuaded and provable by the end result.

Perhaps one of the ways we become assured or persuaded is to understand that God never lies, He cannot, so what we have been told is true. Reading passages that speak of the nature of God in those terms and then mulling them over in your mind, until you believe it.

“… God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,” (Titus 1:2 NASB)

Since we never judge a thing based upon one witness, here is a second statement about God.

“God is not a man, that He should lie, …” (Numbers 23:19 NASB)

“ Now not for his sake only was it written”

Romans 4:23-25 NASB Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, (24) but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, (25) He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.

If you have been following the conversation, then you would know that the subject is Abraham. These promises were not written for Abraham only. The NLT translation puts it this way. it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit.

So, who else was intended when God spoke these promises to Abraham?

but for our sake also,”

Again I lean on the NLT where it says “for our benefit, too.” Here the writer, who was clearly writing to the Jews, is also speaking to the reader, which is you. Ah, but although it seems that life in Christ is merely handed to you on a plate, you must pick up the fork to partake. The fork, in this case, faith.

Do you understand that there was a man named Jesus?

God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.” NLT

Faith happens when you move over into an internalization of Jesus; that He is the Son of God; that He died for to redeem your life back from the enemy (this doesn’t happen individually, it happened once covering everyone but does everyone accept that Jesus lived and died for them, no, they don’t; this acceptance happens individually.), and that Jesus will bring you to the Father to live for all eternity.

The NLT points out that it was the Father who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

And finally, we have this.

He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.”

I despise how quickly we choose to send Judas to hell, especially since NO ONE has been sent to hell yet; that all happens at the great white throne. Yes, there are two exceptions and they are the antichrist and the false prophet, both of which are humans; this happens just before the millennial reign begins.

I mention Judas as we see him as the one who delivered Jesus over to his death. But who did Judas deliver Jesus to, and why? Some think he was trying to force Jesus into His role as Messiah of Israel.

The UCRT dictionary explains that Jesus was both actively handed over – having offered up Himself.

… Jesus did this once for all when he offered himself as the sacrifice for the people’s sins.” (Hebrews 7:27 NLT)

And passively handed over.

“so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. …”(Hebrews 9:28 NLT)

Regardless, the question is, what will you do with Him? 

It is the only thing you will be judged for.

Admit that you are a sinner. This boils down to the realization that you are broken, we all are, and that you cannot fix this on your own.

Believe on Jesus Christ. There is NO other answer. Oh sure, if you’re stupid, even during the time of wrath, you will find that there is NO other way to the Father. Heaven, peace, and life in the heavenly kingdom, can only happen if you give your life to Jesus.

And Confess – Jesus, I have come to realize that there is no hope without you. And you already paid, with your life, so that I could have this life and peace with the Father. I accept and receive your life in me.

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The beast you saw. Revelation 17:8


 I used to watch a Saturday morning cartoon called Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties. Virtually every show would end with his girlfriend Nel, tied to the railroad tracks by Dastardly Dan, and Dudley would come to her rescue in the nick of time.

Well, that is the way this post feels to me because the last post on Revelation 17 left you hanging with, “why do you wonder?” I explained that the word wonder is a Greek word that means to stand in awe.

How could John possibly be in awe of a woman who is drunk with the blood of the saints, and, the witnesses?

And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? 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. (Revelation 17:7 NASB)

If I read this from Wilbur Pickering’s New Testament I get the closest translation to what the Strong’s tells us.

So the angel said to me: “Why are you impressed?”

John is about to get an explanation straight from heaven.

Revelation 17:8 NASB “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

Let’s try to break this down.

First, I will tell you that I looked at Dr. J. Vernon McGee’s commentary. I like him because I never heard him brag or speak about his earned Theology Doctorate, and, he came across the radio like an old country pastor. But, when it came to Revelation 17:8 he did what I despise, and fell back on a traditional theory – that this was referring to the revised Roman Empire, and it is not.

Allow me to show you what tradition does. The story goes like this.

The family meets for their yearly Christmas dinner and the ladies had gathered in the kitchen to prepare the meal. One of the younger women laid out the ham and trimmed off the ends, as they had done for years. After a few moments passed the question was asked, why do we always cut off the ends of the ham? Great Grandmother responded, oh that’s easy, because my oven was too small for the ham to fit, and we have been doing it that way since, without question.

Now, before I go any further, you need to understand something, the church will NOT be on earth to see this beast, and here is why. “And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.” This only applies to those chose to not heed the warnings from the prophets – which is simply those giving testimony for and to Jesus, nor did they heed the scriptures. Because of their actions and choices the rapture came and they were left. Mind you, after the church is caught away many will come to know the Lord and will chose to lose their lives for Jesus rather than follow after the antichrist beast. The bold type above tells us that it is only those NOT written in the book of life that will stand in awe of this stupidity.

If you want a clear understanding of why this is not the Roman Empire revisited, I would advise you to read Joel Richardson’s books, The Islamic Antichrist and The Mideast Beast.

Breaking down the passage a bit at a time.

  • The beast that you saw was,”

I admit that for a moment, I was a little bewildered by this and, therefore, began to look at some commentaries. Albert Barnes had this to say, “before this, it had an existence.” I stopped reading right there as the Holy Spirit began to speak to me.

Of course, it had an existence, that is only logical, but what did that existence look like?

The answer to what that version of the beast looked like lies in what Daniel saw.

In Daniel chapter two Nebuchadnezzar had a dream. Under a blanket penalty of death, Daniel, not only told him what the dream was, but what it meant. It might be easier to show you than to tell you.

The first two kingdoms are clearly defined in scripture: the Babylonian and the Medo-Persian empires;4Beast Comparative Chart

these two empires share a commonality in that they are both deemed to be Assyrian. The Grecian empire under the rule of Alexander the Great, is not outlined so clearly forcing us to associate the symbolism and timing of Alexander’s entrance into the picture. Nevertheless, the Grecian empire is third.

The fourth kingdom, and the one we are dealing with in Revelation 17, is defined if you do your research, much like we had to do with Alexander.

In short, after Alexander’s death, the Grecian empire modifies and slowly diminishes under the rule of two of Alexander’s generals, Ptolemy and Seleucid.

Note how the bronze waist transition to legs of bronze and then iron indicating that purpose and itinerary does not change, however, power is now diminished; and, in time, its character is no longer Grecian but Assyrian and controlling the same territory that the Grecian empire possessed. The Roman empire never extended to the boundaries of the Grecian empire. It is said that Trajan, the Roman general made it to the eastern boundary, but hearing of trouble to the west turned around to go back and died shortly thereafter.

The feet of the statue have toes that are mixed with clay. The Hebrew word for mixed is arab, and for some, this should be an eye-opening moment.

Every aspect of this statue, from the girdle of bronze to the feet of iron and clay, all are a part of the freakishness that makes the fourth beast of Revelation 17:8. The bronze initiates the idea of strength but has an artistic quality that asserts intelligence. Iron, also exudes strength, but there is brutishness to it; and, it has little in terms of artistic attributes. In my opinion, having the legs split is indicative of the transition to the two remaining Grecian generals and the beginnings of the weakening of the Grecian empire. The conversion from bronze to iron demonstrates a dramatic shift in leadership. The goal and intention, which we saw in the bronze portions, was global dominance, and that still remains but the methods have now shifted.

As I noted above, the assimilation of the Grecian empire, much like when Balaam told Balak how to destroy Israel, has happened from the inside as the statue has taken on Assyrian qualities once again. The final point to make here is the clay integrated into the toes. The toes give the body the ability to balance, which the statue, symbolic of human rule, demonstrates the fact that the entire structure is now unsound.

I have spoken of Islam’s insertion into the world on multiple occasions, and how they have become a negative, and deadly source of irritation ever since.

Those who abide by the tenets of Islam are merely the sons of Abraham through Ishmael and Esau. Concerning Esau, God said, you will be like a wild donkey and you and your descendants will do little more than fight among themselves.

The angel of the LORD said to her further, “Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction. “He will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone’s hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers.”(Genesis 16:11-12 NASB)

Daniel saw another rendering of the same beast in chapter seven of his writings. Look at how Daniel described the fourth beast.

“After this, I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. (Daniel 7:7 NASB)

The iron is still there, so don’t get lost simply because you don’t see legs. The ten horns are an analogy to the ten toes, so this is the same beast.

“While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.(Daniel 7:8 NASB)

This little horn is the person that Charles, Prince of Wales, referred to in his speech before the COP 26 climate summit. And, it is the antichrist that everyone knows of; and he is also called a beast.

we need a vast military style campaign to marsh the strength of the global private sector, with trillions at his disposal

Daniel wanted to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, and this is how he expressed the question.

“Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet, (Daniel 7:19 NASB)

Different? Our first consideration is that this is an Aramaic word, which some have indicated was Chaldean. Why is that important? Because Daniel wrote to be understood and as a “prisoner” of Babylon and now the Chaldeans, it suddenly makes sense. He was NOT writing in code, as some have indicated that John did with the Revelation.

The word different is shenâ’ and its primary usage in scripture is change. It also means to alter or be diverse – different. The Word Study Dictionary says “It refers to a difference that has become evident.”

You would have to look intently at the previous empires (The Babylonian, Chaldean, and the Medo-Persian) to figure out where the dramatic differences were. A couple of clues: The Babylonian empire came out of the mind of one man, Nimrod.

The sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan. The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.” The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. (Genesis 10:6-10 NASB)

Ham was the one who looked upon his father’s nakedness (this is infested with some strange darkness,) and was cursed for his actions, although the curse was placed upon the son, Kenan. We are either sadly lacking some details or this is a gross injustice. A few of Noah’s descendants through Ham were, Cush, and Nimrod. Nimrod created a town called Nineveh. Everything associated with Nimrod played itself out in some horrendous and deadly attempts at killing off the inhabitants of Judah and Israel.

This takes us to Jonah, and why he thought it best to commit suicide instead of going to Nineveh to preach a message of destruction. Jonah had a allotment of fame because he prophesied that the borders of Israel would be rebuilt.

In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel became king in Samaria and reigned forty-one years. He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin. He restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which He spoke through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gath-hepher. (2 Kings 14:23-25 NASB)

Fame is often short-lived and without this prophetic word we would have nothing to explain why anyone knew Jonah. I speak this way because some would have you think that Jonah had some great reputation, and this is what prompted the people of Nineveh to repent so quickly. The only other piece of information we have comes from the man himself. Jonah tries to do anything but deliver God’s message because he knows God will show them mercy.

The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare, and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. (Jonah 1:1-3 NASB)

Notice where Jonah is sent, Nineveh, the town established by Nimrod.

These people were a part of the Assyrian community, and held no esteem with Israel, just as the Nazi party holds with the Jews community today. 

Do you think you could come up with some causes for these differences that Daniel 7:23 speaks of?

The explanation given to Daniel begins with Daniel 7:23.

Daniel 7:23 NASB “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.

  • While it is the fourth kingdom, in virtually every assessment we demonstrate that we are assuming when we say we know, and especially when we say that it is the Roman empire. It is definitely a kingdom, much like the Ottoman empire was a kingdom.

  • It will be dramatically changed from the previous kingdoms. Part of our assessment above should include punishment from God for ignoring the seventh-year Sabbath rest on the land.

  • And, as we see in Daniel 7:23, this empire will devour the whole earth. No kingdom has done that or been able to, however, there is one that despises artistry, music, and any mention of anything other than Allah; and that is Islam.

The fact that it will be a fourth kingdom on the earth is not new news to us, but what we assume that this fourth empire is the Roman empire. The bronze belly and thighs could be the Roman empire if it were not for the legs of iron and the toes mixed with clay. The Roman empire never covered the same territory that the Grecian’s nor Assyrians did, or further yet, the Islamic caliphates. I cannot see how I could assert that the Roman empire devoured the whole earth when their rule was limited to Europe and a portion of the Mideast.

‘As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. (Daniel 7:24 NASB)

“ out of this kingdom ten kings will arise” again we go to Charles, Prince of Wales, as he was speaking about ten sectors that hold the responsibility for climate damage at the COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow. It may be possible that these ten sectors may have ten rulers and, therefore, fit into the idea of ten kings. On the other hand, there may be ten Islamic leaders, many of whom have come and gone.

“ arise; and another will arise after them” This is the antichrist.

“While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts.
(Daniel 7:8 NASB)

Antichrist is the first of twelve names given to this person.

Note the other titles:

  1. “the king of Babylon” (Isa_14:4);

  2. “the Assyrian” (Isa_14:25; +**Mic_5:5 note);

  3. “Lucifer, son of the morning,” in opposition to “the bright and morning star” (Isa_14:12);

  4. “the Prince that shall come” (Dan_9:26);

  5. “the king of fierce countenance” (Dan_8:23);

  6. “the vile person” (Dan_11:21);

  7. “the willful king” (Dan_11:36);

  8. “the man of sin” (2Th_2:3);

  9. “the son of perdition” (2Th_2:3);

  10. “that wicked (or lawless) one” (2Th_2:3; Rev_13:18);

  11. “the beast with ten horns” (Rev_13:1);

  12. “the little horn” (Dan_8:8)

  • Ten horns = ten toes, which in turn equals ten kings.

Kings – meleḵ: An Aramaic masculine noun meaning king. This very common word is equivalent to the Hebrew word melek (H4428), meaning king. It is used to speak of the top government official.

We are told, another will rise after them, and he will be different from the others and will subdue three kings.” I do not think that Charles, Prince of Wales, will be expecting this man that they are looking for to do that.

Subdue – šep̱al: An Aramaic verb meaning to humble, to subdue. It describes figuratively the bringing down or making humble the prideful person.

Which global influences would volunteer to be humbled?

Daniel 7:25 NASB ‘He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

Again, this is the man that Prince Charles is looking for. Seeing as God is no longer desired in the New World Order of things this should not be surprising.

  • This man will speak out against the Most High (God)

  • and wear down the saints of the Highest One.

Ask yourself, when is this all taking place?

Since we know that this “he” person does not show up until after the church is gone, then this is happening during the time of wrath (the tribulation.) Of the 50 translations I own, there is only one that got this correct.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that that man of sin be disclosed, even the son of perdition,
(2 Thessalonians 2:3 Geneva; and yes, I made it more readable.)

So, when we see him wearing down the saints, who are being affected?

All those people, who have had changes of heart and will now turn wholeheartedly to the Lord.

My wife and I have befriended a Salvation Army bell ringer; he is a Mormon and goes to a local temple, but he is likable. I pray that God opens his eyes, which will happen, either now or in the near future because scripture tells me that at the catching away of the church the veil will be lifted from the world.

Does that mean all will turn to Jesus?

Hardly, but it will be an uncountable number.

The term Saints may also apply to those who will decide to take a stand against these Socialist regimes that are trying to take over the world, and this may apply most directly to those who refuse to bow to Allah.

This last assertion could be a source of contention, as many are telling you that what I am saying is hate speech and will do their best to turn you away from looking at Islam as a future problem. If you don’t comprehend this, pay attention, as Islamic followers are directed by the Quran to kill the infidels (Infidels are thought of as people of the book – the bible. Muslims happen to think everyone that lives in this “Godly country” of America is, therefore, an infidel;) and Jews at every opportunity. When our governments fall, and this will happen with the entrance of the antichrist, Islamic followers will unleash their numbers in every manner possible worldwide.

If you think I am wrong, then tell me who is speaking out against the Most High?

Daniel 7:25 NASB ‘He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

Oh, and note something else, “he will intend to make alterations in times and in law;” 

This is what Islam intends to do – make alterations in law. These alterations consist of the installation of Sharia law. Try walking the streets of some UK communities, you will answer to Sharia law there, and the same goes for much of Michigan.

(Daniel 7:26-27 AMP) “But the judgment shall be set [by the court of the Most High], and they shall take away his dominion to consume it [gradually] and to destroy it [suddenly] in the end. And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions shall serve and obey Him.”

I assure you that the antichrist and the false prophet will be thrown into the lake of fire.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, He judges and wages war. 
(Revelation 19:11 NASB)

This is Jesus Christ, and it is awesome, but watch what happens next.

And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. And the beast was seized, and with him, the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh. (Revelation 19:19-21 NASB)

The fourth kingdom has been active and in pursuit of its goal since the days of Nimrod, and is about to come to its climax and end. Folks, the church is about to be removed from this earth and the antichrist is about to be revealed.

Are you ready?

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 In our last dive into Romans, we saw that Abraham was justified because of his faith. Now he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the covenant God made with Abraham for the Jews. However, through faith, we have been grafted into the vine and are, therefore, Jews by faith.

So that Abraham might be the father of all who believe; well, that certainly means me.

On that note, let’s dive in.

Romans 4:13 NASB For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law but through the righteousness of faith.

Perhaps a cleaner version would be the NLT.

Romans 4:13 NLT  Clearly, God’s promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was based not on his obedience to God’s law but on a right relationship with God that comes by faith.

Faith, in and of itself, does not have righteousness, but a right relationship is acquired by having faith in God.

Since the Jewish community, in general, does not put their faith in a relationship with Yeshua, then all they have left is an arrogance in the law, and this is why Paul has to say,

Romans 4:14-15 NLT  If God’s promise is only for those who obey the law, then faith is not necessary and the promise is pointless.  (15)  For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)

Premise the next few bits of information under this assumption, “If God’s promise is for

  • those who obey the law,”

    Let’s not pull any punches here; he is talking about the Jews. None of which keep the law either. Want proof?

    Genesis 6:5 NASB Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

  • then faith is not necessary and the promise is pointless.”

    If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you know that faith is necessary, and the promise is real and gives validity to our hope that there is a heaven to gain, and finally, peace in the love of the Father’s arms.

  • For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it.”

    There are many translations, and this one is not necessarily a true statement.

    Some will tell you that the King James version is the only correct and accurate translation, so let’s see what it says. “Because the law worketh wrath.” The Strong’s concordance tells us that the word worketh also means accomplishes or causes. 

    Seriously, the law causes wrath?

    If I kept the law, I might be boring, but shouldn’t I be considered righteous in God’s eyes, and therefore, excluded from God’s punishment?

    The simple answer should be yes. You don’t get punished for trying to obey the law.

    You get punished for disregarding the law. Let me ask you a question.

    How many laws (commandments) did Israel start with?

    Ten; and the focus of those laws was to love God and love on people by treating them right. Of course, the idea of being “right” is not based on human standards but on God’s character, nature, and moral standards.

    But Paul writes (NET translation) because where there is no law there is no transgression either.”

    The young granddaughter, who reads quite well, ignored the signage at the park, which stated, No riding of any wheeled vehicle on the rubber playground mats, and her tire went between the cracks, which caused her to fall and scratch her face. Her dad did not realize that it was his child screaming because she was actually hurt; then he yelled at her that it was her fault, and she shrieked back, I didn’t know. I will say this, as the adult, I believe it was her father’s job to make sure she learned the rules, but he didn’t do that; he merely focused on some video on his cell phone, as he always does. She is very capable of reading, but who looks at the signs. 

    Isn’t this a summary of who we are and what we do?

    Perhaps a better way of considering the law might be this; the law shows us how frequently we stumble and how much we need a savior. 

Romans 4:16 (GW)  Therefore, the promise is based on faith so that it can be a gift. Consequently, the promise is guaranteed for every descendant, not only for those who are descendants by obeying Moses’ Teachings but also for those who are descendants by believing as Abraham did. He is the father of all of us,

The promise, once again, is God’s promise to Abraham. Hebrews 6 covers it.

God made a promise to Abraham. Since he had no one greater on whom to base his oath, he based it on himself. He said, “I will certainly bless you and give you many descendants.” (Hebrews 6:13-14 GW)

Those descendants came through both Ishmael and Issac, but the promise was through the promised seed, Issac.

I struggle to find a translation of Romans 4:17 that made sense.

Romans 4:17 Moffatt NT (as it is written, I have made you a father of many nations). Such a faith implies the presence of the God in whom he believed, a God who makes the dead live and calls into being what does not exist.

Abraham has been married to Sarah, who is now in her 90’s and well past childbearing age, and has produced NO children. Sarah suggests he try it with Hagar, and it works. I am not a doctor, but something tells me that the problem was not Abraham. The problem here is that the promise was meant to be through Sarah, not Hagar. The ability to have faith for a child just became more unreasonable. And yet, Abraham believed God.

The father of many nations, but who would think in these terms?

If we take this idea back to Noah, we can see that the entire earth was, once again, entirely populated through Noah and his descendants.

Consider something, thousands of years later, people seeking religious freedom came to America. There were already people here, but it seemed like there was plenty of land and you could throw a rock and not hit anybody. The point I am making is that there were a number of people but they were not shoulder to shoulder as it often feels now. 

Abraham, most likely, had no idea of what that would eventually look like.

What did Abraham know of God?

Not much. This is a huge assumption because as you read about Adam’s transgression in the garden (Genesis 3), you come to the discernment that God instructed Adam in how to keep the penalty for transgression at bay (Genesis 3:21). We ignore the fact that Adam passed this information along orally, first to Cain and Able – whom Cain killed, and then to Seth (the third son in the lineage), who passed that same information down the line to Noah. I am pointing this out because the answers are there if you are willing to think outside the box. But then, there was this lifelike dream that was like no other Abraham had ever had. This dream is where God promises that He will make Abraham the father of many nations.

There was something extraordinary about this dream because we all read about the sacrifice, the blood, and what was said, as though Abraham was physically standing there before God.

I write these studies for believers, and many of them may be familiar with the manner in which God introduced Himself to Abraham; it is because of this assumption that I don’t always insert the Bible passage that validates what I am saying. That assumption could be an issue as I am always hoping that some may be coming into a relationship with God as they read this, and seeing the passage would possibly cause faith in them.

That being said, the first interaction, where we see God speaking to, at this point, Abram, is in Genesis 12:1. We are merely spectators and can only assume how this utterance took place, because the details, like so many other incidents in scripture, are left out.

If I look up the Hebrew meanings of what seems like a simple word, “said” we find that some of the likely interpretations are to say in one’s heart, or to thinkIn reality, the heart is the mind. 

Many years ago, someone said that we should practice listening to God’s voice. The idea behind this practice is to respond when He tells you to do something that will bring life into a situationHe will not tell you to jump off a cliff, that would be the devil. If an assertion like this is something you would say, then you should know that the fact that you are bringing out this alternate point demonstrates that you are capable of hearing voices in your head. Not to worry, we all hear voices in our heads. For some, the voice sounds like your wife; a friend; a drill sergeant, or God. Many of us have to sort out which voice we are going to respond to. Practicing listening to God’s voice, which is no different than the Holy Spirit of God, could, as it did for Abraham, turn out to be an interesting and productive thing.

Moffat’s translation tells us “Such a faith implies the presence of the God in whom he believed.

Wow, how would it change your life if you did not believe in God, and then, suddenly He appears before you in a very realistic dream, as Jesus Christ, whom you recognize; and therefore, believe what He tells you.
I met such a man – a Muslim, and he now preaches Jesus.

Let’s do the breakdown of Romans 4:17.

  • a God who makes the dead live and calls into being what does not exist.”

    Lacking a doctor capable of doing all the tests necessary to determine which of them was infertile could imply that Abraham’s body was dead too. But we are not talking about Abraham when we talk about dead people. Paul is referring to Issac, Abraham’s son.

    Wait a minute.

    God spared Issac’s life at the last second by causing a Ram to appear in the thicket suddenly.

    So how does death apply to Issac?

    It doesn’t, any more than Sarah being included in this conversation because she was barren unless these people are primarily symbolic. No doubt, all these people died, but Issac represented Jesus and his willingness to be sacrificed for sins. And, if you want to get picky, there was Lazarus, Jesus’ friend. He was dead for four days. There is a significance to that four days as the Jews believe that the spirit stays with the body for three days. This is also the reason that Jesus referred to Jonah as an example of His death and resurrection. So Jesus’ hesitation in going to see him was meant to prove that Lazarus was completely dead and his resurrection, therefore, was to be taken seriously.

  • “ and calls into being what does not exist”

    For Sarah, the ability to produce a baby did not exist, and yet there it is.

    The nation Israel did not exist, and yet, there it is.

    Heaven and earth did not exist, and yet John tells us that Jesus, the Word, spoke them into existence.

    If you think about these statements, there are a vast number of other examples as well; and each of those is a call for us to apply faith to the things we think are impossible.

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The woman drunk with the blood of saints. Revelation 17:6-7.


 In my previous post, I only covered two verses. I suspect the reason I did that is that the majority of us are experiencing the World Economic Forum’s goals of global dominance and a concerted effort to reduce the world’s population. While, on the other hand, we are trying desperately to figure out who is pulling the puppet strings intended to make us dance.

Here is a portion of Revelation 17:5 to help prove my point.

Revelation 17:5b. ISV …BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND DETESTABLE THINGS OF THE EARTH.

Some might say, what they are doing is NOT detestable, and it is common among my community of friends. We all have a community of what we call friends, just as Jeffrey Epstein did. However, they were all so blinded that they could not or refused to see that what they are doing to children was no better than what Israel did with that Molech idol that they coerced Aaron to make in the wilderness.

The Old Testament does not convey the depth of perversion involved in what Israel did there with that idol. But, as you can see from this ISV translation that we are told, it was just an idol to be used in a festival. Well, that sounds like a good time is to be had.

He took them (their gold adornments) from them and, using a tool, fashioned them into a molten calf. The people said, “This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of it, and then he proclaimed, “Tomorrow is to be a festival to the LORD.” (Exodus 32:4-5 ISV)

But Stephen understood what it was and what they did there that day, and he retold the details to the Jewish council that would soon kill him because of false charges that caused him to be standing here.

Our ancestors were unwilling to obey him (both God and Moses) but pushed him aside and turned back to Egypt in their hearts, saying to Aaron, ‘Make us gods who will go in front of us, for this Moses, who led us out of the land of Egypt — we do not know what has happened to him!’ At that time, they made an idol in the form of a calf, brought a sacrifice to the idol, and began rejoicing in the works of their hands. But God turned away from them and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: ‘It was not to me that you offered slain animals and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, was it, house of Israel? But you took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rephan, the images you made to worship, but I will deport you beyond Babylon.’ (Acts 7:39-43 NET.)

That sacrifice was their children, which they roasted as they danced.

Albert Barnes, in his commentary, explains for us what Moloch was. “Moloch – This word comes from the Hebrew word signifying “king.” This was a god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered. Moses in several places forbids the Israelites, under penalty of death, to dedicate their children to Moloch, by making them pass through the fire”.

God’s character and moral law have never changed, and His law has been written upon the heart of every living being; it has been this way since He put humanity on this earth.

First, it is essential to note that Satan understood that humans would know good and evil.

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5 NASB)

Let’s take for granted that you don’t believe me, then look at this interaction between God and Cain. This interaction brings us to my second point. Cain, having sacrificed improperly, brings God into the picture (in the form of Jesus), and God has a conversation with Cain.

“Abel, on his part, also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? “If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” (Genesis 4:4-7 NASB)

God could not have this conversation unless He, in some manner, had previously instructed  Cain on what is right and how to do it. God’s nature is not to pull a sneak attack on you and then laugh as He throws you mercilessly into hell. Therefore, we can lean on one of two things.

  1. Because we see nothing that tells us that God instructed Cain, his instructions had to come from Adam. I am telling you this because I have heard these foolish arguments.

  2. Since Adam gave up the dominion of the earth to Satan by his actions, God had to come down and slaughter enough animals to offer a sacrifice for both Adam and Eve, but explained why; and then made clothing out of the skins. Information about the necessity of a sacrifice, and perhaps the clothing, was passed from Adam to Cain and Abel. And we know this by inference – Abel sacrificed a lamb, the firstborn, and God accepted that sacrifice.

So, even though this next piece of information comes from Leviticus, it seems to have come after the Moloch incident. Of course, some will take this idea to the next level and say, see, these people should not be held responsible for roasting their children to a false and abhorrent god. Sorry, that argument is not going to work, and I have already told you why.

You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. (Leviticus 18:21 NASB)

Just in case you think I was kidding about this Moloch stuff, check this out.

“You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. ‘I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name. ‘If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.” (Leviticus 20:2-5 NASB)

If you have been bold enough to speak out against the vaccine tyranny on YouTube, then your page, or at least your speech, has probably been blocked, demonetized, and made to disappear from the internet. I say this because some have made compelling documentaries about how the rich kill the children they take off the street because they believe that they gain some dark spiritual power. Do not think for a second that they will go unpunished.

So much for an introduction. Let’s move on to Revelation 17:6. 

Revelation 17:6 NASB “And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.”

Drunk is the Greek word methuō and obviously means drunken, but it is also (as Thayer’s dictionary conveys) metaphorically indicative of one who has shed blood or murdered profusely.

If you were to ask me, when does all this blood get shed? I would have to say, look at the third world nations, especially those with a considerable Islamic influence, because there is hardly a week that goes by where anywhere from ten to 100 churchgoers are shot, burned, or bombed.

Is it just the third-world nations?

Hardly because the news out of Europe frequently has some fool screaming Allahu Akbar while stabbing or shooting ten or so people. The fact that the passage tells us that the “woman” is drunk with the blood of saints tells me a significant motive of the global elite is to kill off those who associate themselves with Christianity. I can tell you that our governing bodies are turning against the Church daily here in America.

Our California governor was sued, and a judgment was rendered by the state supreme court. The decision against him prevents him from making proclamations against the church.

So how does our illustrious governor responds to a court order?

He hands off his dirty work to local city councils, such as San Jose’s or the state health department. But, you might ask, how is the state health department playing into this role? Since the California governor cannot declare our church assemblies illegal, he has the health department limit the number of people who meet indoors to 1000, which again attempts to disrupt the church. Here is what is interesting about this. Since the initial Covid shut down, many churches have closed their doors and not reopened.

In the last few weeks, before writing this post, I have come to find out that California Governor Gavin Newsome, the nephew of Nancy Pelosi, was a recent graduate of the Klaus Schwab school of global governance. When you consider that Klaus Schwab is the dark lord leader of this international governing body that we see in the end times, it only makes sense that this school is an educational ground for future oppressors.

  • “drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.”

For a period of time, I thought that the context of the word saints, as used here, only spoke of those who were killed during the time of wrath. However, if you look up the word saints, you will find that Paul addressed the believers as saints on several occasions. Therefore, we cannot limit this conversation to the time of wrath alone, especially since Christ-followers are killed daily.

In the reference to the blood of the witnesses of Jesus, the definition of a witness is not so rigid.

Why say that?

The thief on the cross is one of the most dramatic examples of a witness that fits outside of the religious definition. Before the crucifixion, we know nothing about these two lawbreakers hanging there with Jesus.

Yet, as soon as the conversation begins, you get a strong sense that everyone in this scenario is a Jew.

“One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him, said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:39-43 NASB)

It is clear that there is an understanding that Jesus is God in this man, that they, the criminals, deserved punishment, but Jesus did not; and he asked that Jesus remember him, to which Jesus said, I will.

This interaction had none of the standard religious talks, and yet the thief, also nailed to a cross, had a heart toward God; this was evident because he expressed an understanding of who Jesus is, and he knew that Jesus had done nothing wrong. All of these assessments are true. The thief did not cry out for salvation, did not necessarily plead for forgiveness of sins, and may not have been able to have a lamb sacrificed for his benefit.

Can you see that that there is nothing standard about this process?

And yet, Jesus told him, this day, you will be with me in paradise. A vast number in the Middle Eastern world have been brutally murdered for not bowing to Allah and giving their allegiance to this god who is no god.

Is it possible that they, like the thief on the cross, by rejecting a false god, gave their lives to the God who created the heavens and promised them a life of peace with the Father?

John, in Revelation 17:6, says, “When I saw her, I wondered greatly.” Wondered sounds so benign and simplistic, why would anyone feel the need to pursue such a simple word? Because I always read this and thought, this is like looking at a horrific car crash and not looking away.

The word wondered is the Greek word thaumazō, and it means to regard with admiration or to reverence. 

Suddenly I find myself disgusted, or, at the least, taken back by the fact that John was not repulsed. After all, this is the entity drunk on the blood of saints. The obvious thing that I see here is that riches and power have an extraordinary draw on us.

Revelation 17:7 NASB And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? 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.

What an odd question this angel asked. It is almost as if John is surprised this entity is so attractive. Isn’t that the way Satan seems to work? Revelation 17:7a. BBE, puts it this way, And the angel said to me, Why were you surprised? He makes the worst of things seem attractive, at least for a time.

The angel begins to answer the question.

  • 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.”

Mystery? The Greek word is mystērion and for me, the meaning is unusual. Mounce’s dictionary says it best. It is “a matter to the knowledge of which initiation is necessary; a secret which would remain such but for revelation.”

Every time I see the word mystery, I get a sense of something we cannot possibly know.

One of my pastors verbally attacked me because, as he claimed, NO ONE can understand the book of Revelation or eschatology. Obviously, he did not, and he asserted, that is why I don’t teach it.

How does the Revelation open?

Revelation 1:3 NASB “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.”

Another translation reads, God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church.

Based upon this, should I make the foolish assumption that God does not want me to understand?

The answer is NO. He desires for us to know, it merely requires an open mind and the time to look at passages in the Old Testament, because there is little in the New Testament that did not come from the old.

Romans 16:25,26 NASB tells us

“Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;.”

Paul, writing to the church at Colossae, says

I became a servant of the church according to the stewardship from God — given to me for you — in order to complete the word of God, that is, the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. (Colossians 1:25-26 NET.)

Alright, so it’s no longer a mystery to the believer, as the Word of God – scripture is the thing that allows us to understand things that used to be mysteries.

This “mystery” is what the prophet Daniel dealt with as he was frequently shown images that made no sense. A lack of understanding prompted him to ask for interpretations, which were provided, although I doubt some of the explanations made sense because they were for future times; nonetheless, explanations were freely given. I genuinely believe that we are living in those times now.

Next time we will regroup at Revelation 17:7 and move forward quickly from there.

In the meantime putting yourself into the arms of Jesus moves you into the category of those who have had the mystery opened up to them, but there is also the knowledge that you are accepted and loved by the Father.

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The woman drunk with the blood of saints. Revelation 17:6,7.


In my previous post, I only covered two verses. I suspect the reason I did that is that the majority of us are experiencing the World Economic Forum’s goals of global dominance and a concerted effort to reduce the world’s population. While, on the other hand, we are trying desperately to figure out who is pulling the puppet strings intended to make us dance.

Here is a portion of Revelation 17:5 to help prove my point.

Revelation 17:5b. ISV …BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND DETESTABLE THINGS OF THE EARTH.

Some might say, what they are doing is NOT detestable, and it is common among my community of friends. We all have a community of what we call friends, just as Jeffrey Epstein did. However, they were all so blinded that they could not or refused to see that what they are doing to children was no better than what Israel did with that Molech idol that they coerced Aaron to make in the wilderness. 

The Old Testament does not convey the depth of perversion involved in what Israel did there with that idol. But, as you can see from this ISV translation that we are told, it was just an idol to be used in a festival. Well, that sounds like a good time is to be had.

He took them (their gold adornments) from them and, using a tool, fashioned them into a molten calf. The people said, “This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of it, and then he proclaimed, “Tomorrow is to be a festival to the LORD.” (Exodus 32:4-5 ISV)

But Stephen understood what it was and what they did there that day, and he retold the details to the Jewish council that would soon kill him because of false charges that caused him to be standing here.

Our ancestors were unwilling to obey him (both God and Moses) but pushed him aside and turned back to Egypt in their hearts, saying to Aaron, ‘Make us gods who will go in front of us, for this Moses, who led us out of the land of Egypt — we do not know what has happened to him!’ At that time, they made an idol in the form of a calf, brought a sacrifice to the idol, and began rejoicing in the works of their hands. But God turned away from them and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: ‘It was not to me that you offered slain animals and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, was it, house of Israel? But you took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rephan, the images you made to worship, but I will deport you beyond Babylon.’ (Acts 7:39-43 NET.)

That sacrifice was their children, which they roasted as they danced.

Albert Barnes, in his commentary, explains for us what Moloch was. “Moloch – This word comes from the Hebrew word signifying “king.” This was a god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered. Moses in several places forbids the Israelites, under penalty of death, to dedicate their children to Moloch, by making them pass through the fire”. 

God’s character and moral law have never changed, and His law has been written upon the heart of every living being; it has been this way since He put humanity on this earth. 

First, it is essential to note that Satan understood that humans would know good and evil.

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5 NASB)

Let’s take for granted that you don’t believe me, then look at this interaction between God and Cain. This interaction brings us to my second point. Cain, having sacrificed improperly, brings God into the picture (in the form of Jesus), and God has a conversation with Cain.

“Abel, on his part, also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? “If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” (Genesis 4:4-7 NASB)

God could not have this conversation unless He, in some manner, had previously instructed  Cain on what is right and how to do it. God’s nature is not to pull a sneak attack on you and then laugh as He throws you mercilessly into hell. Therefore, we can lean on one of two things. 

  1. Because we see nothing that tells us that God instructed Cain, his instructions had to come from Adam. I am telling you this because I have heard these foolish arguments.

  2. Since Adam gave up the dominion of the earth to Satan by his actions, God had to come down and slaughter enough animals to offer a sacrifice for both Adam and Eve, but explained why; and then made clothing out of the skins. Information about the necessity of a sacrifice, and perhaps the clothing, was passed from Adam to Cain and Abel. And we know this by inference – Abel sacrificed a lamb, the firstborn, and God accepted that sacrifice.

So, even though this next piece of information comes from Leviticus, it seems to have come after the Moloch incident. Of course, some will take this idea to the next level and say, see, these people should not be held responsible for roasting their children to a false and abhorrent god. Sorry, that argument is not going to work, and I have already told you why.

You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. (Leviticus 18:21 NASB)

Just in case you think I was kidding about this Moloch stuff, check this out. 

“You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. ‘I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name. ‘If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.” (Leviticus 20:2-5 NASB)

If you have been bold enough to speak out against the vaccine tyranny on YouTube, then your page, or at least your speech, has probably been blocked, demonetized, and made to disappear from the internet. I say this because some have made compelling documentaries about how the rich kill the children they take off the street because they believe that they gain some dark spiritual power. Do not think for a second that they will go unpunished.

So much for an introduction. Let’s move on to Revelation 17:6. 

Revelation 17:6 NASB “And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.”

Drunk is the Greek word methuō and obviously means drunken, but it is also (as Thayer’s dictionary conveys) metaphorically indicative of one who has shed blood or been murdered profusely.

If you were to ask me, when does all this blood get shed? I would have to say, look at the third world nations, especially those with a considerable Islamic influence, because there is hardly a week that goes by where anywhere from ten to 100 churchgoers are shot, burned, or bombed. 

Is it just the third-world nations? 

Hardly because the news out of Europe frequently has some fool screaming Allahu Akbar while stabbing or shooting ten or so people. The fact that the passage tells us that the “woman” is drunk with the blood of saints tells me a significant motive of the global elite is to kill off those who associate themselves with Christianity. I can tell you that our governing bodies are turning against the Church daily here in America. 

Our California governor was sued, and a judgment was rendered by the state supreme court. The decision against him prevents him from making proclamations against the church. 

So how does our illustrious governor responds to a court order? 

He hands off his dirty work to local city councils, such as San Jose’s or the state health department. But, you might ask, how is the state health department playing into this role? Since the California governor cannot declare our church assemblies illegal, he has the health department limit the number of people who meet indoors to 1000, which again attempts to disrupt the church. Here is what is interesting about this. Since the initial Covid shut down, many churches have closed their doors and not reopened. 

In the last few weeks, before writing this post, I have come to find out that California Governor Gavin Newsome, the nephew of Nancy Pelosi, was a recent graduate of the Klaus Schwab school of global governance. When you consider that Klaus Schwab is the dark lord leader of this international governing body that we see in the end times, it only makes sense that this school is an educational ground for future oppressors.

  • “drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.”

For a period of time, I thought that the context of the word saints, as used here, only spoke of those who were killed during the time of wrath. However, if you look up the word saints, you will find that Paul addressed the believers as saints on several occasions. Therefore, we cannot limit this conversation to the time of wrath alone, especially since Christ-followers are killed daily.

In the reference to the blood of the witnesses of Jesus, the definition of a witness is not so rigid. 

Why say that? 

The thief on the cross is one of the most dramatic examples of a witness that fits outside of the religious definition. Before the crucifixion, we know nothing about these two lawbreakers hanging there with Jesus.

Yet, as soon as the conversation begins, you get a strong sense that everyone in this scenario is a Jew.

One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him, said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:39-43 NASB)

It is clear that there is an understanding that Jesus is God in this man, that they, the criminals, deserved punishment, but Jesus did not; and he asked that Jesus remember him, to which Jesus said, I will. 

This interaction had none of the standard religious talks, and yet the thief, also nailed to a cross, had a heart toward God; this was evident because he expressed an understanding of who Jesus is, and he knew that Jesus had done nothing wrong. All of these assessments are true. The thief did not cry out for salvation, did not necessarily plead for forgiveness of sins, and may not have been able to have a lamb sacrificed for his benefit. 

Can you see that that there is nothing standard about this process? 

And yet, Jesus told him, this day, you will be with me in paradise. A vast number in the Middle Eastern world have been brutally murdered for not bowing to Allah and giving their allegiance to this god who is no god. 

Is it possible that they, like the thief on the cross, by rejecting a false god, gave their lives to the God who created the heavens and promised them a life of peace with the Father?

John, in Revelation 17:6, says, “When I saw her, I wondered greatly.” Wondered sounds so benign and simplistic, why would anyone feel the need to pursue such a simple word? Because I always read this and thought, this is like looking at a horrific car crash and not looking away. 

The word wondered is the Greek word thaumazō, and it means to regard with admiration or to reverence. 

Suddenly I find myself disgusted, or, at the least, taken back by the fact that John was not repulsed. After all, this is the entity drunk on the blood of saints. The obvious thing that I see here is that riches and power have an extraordinary draw on us.

Revelation 17:7 NASB And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? 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.

What an odd question this angel asked. It is almost as if John is surprised this entity is so attractive. Isn’t that the way Satan seems to work? Revelation 17:7a. BBE, puts it this way, And the angel said to me, Why were you surprised? He makes the worst of things seem attractive, at least for a time. 

The angel begins to answer the question. 

  • 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.”

Mystery? The Greek word is mystērion and for me, the meaning is unusual. Mounce’s dictionary says it best. It is “a matter to the knowledge of which initiation is necessary; a secret which would remain such but for revelation.”

Every time I see the word mystery, I get a sense of something we cannot possibly know.

One of my pastors verbally attacked me because, as he claimed, NO ONE can understand the book of Revelation or eschatology. Obviously, he did not, and he asserted, that is why I don’t teach it. 

How does the Revelation open? 

Revelation 1:3 NASB “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.”

Another translation reads, God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church.

Based upon this, should I make the foolish assumption that God does not want me to understand? 

The answer is NO. He desires for us to know, it merely requires an open mind and the time to look at passages in the Old Testament, because there is little in the New Testament that did not come from the old. 

Romans 16:25,26 NASB tells us 

“Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;.”

Paul, writing to the church at Colossae, says

I became a servant of the church according to the stewardship from God — given to me for you — in order to complete the word of God, that is, the mystery that has been kept hidden from ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. (Colossians 1:25-26 NET.)

Alright, so it’s no longer a mystery to the believer, as the Word of God – scripture is the thing that allows us to understand things that used to be mysteries.

This “mystery” is what the prophet Daniel dealt with as he was frequently shown images that made no sense. A lack of understanding prompted him to ask for interpretations, which were provided, although I doubt some of the explanations made sense because they were for future times; nonetheless, explanations were freely given. I genuinely believe that we are living in those times now.

Next time we will regroup at Revelation 17:7 and move forward quickly from there. 

In the meantime putting yourself into the arms of Jesus moves you into the category of those who have had the mystery opened up to them, but there is also the knowledge that you are accepted and loved by the Father. 

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Baylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots. Revelation 17:4,5.


In the previous post on Revelation 17, I talked about this nondescript woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored beast.

Revelation 17:3 MKJV  And he carried me away into a desert by the Spirit. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored beast, filled with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

This is the only place you will find a reference to a scarlet-colored beast, however, as you attempt to pursue a definition as to who this beast is, you will find: a scarlet beast, a red beast, and a red serpent – an analogy to the beast, and a correlation to Satan, as well as the title of the antichrist.

The woman, on the other hand, has some clear definition, some of which we find in Revelation 17:4; and this is where we begin.

Revelation 17:4 MKJV  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.

So, this nondescript woman is.

  • Arrayed in purple and scarlet.

    According to Albert Barnes commentary, robes dyed in that color were commonly worn by persons of rank and wealth. So we know that she is associated with rank and wealth.

  • (As the NASB indicates) she is adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls.

    The NLT translation tells us she wore beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls.

  • Having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.

    A golden cup from the Pulpit commentary – “Babylon, as the instrument used by God for his judicial purposes, is likened to a wine cupwhich “made all the earth drunken” (comp. Jer_25:15-17,).

    For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, says to me, “Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it. “They will drink and stagger and go mad because of the sword that I will send among them.” Then I took the cup from the LORD’S hand and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it:” (Jeremiah 25:15-17 NASB)

    Abominations is the Greek word bdélugma and means according to the Word Study Dictionary, to emit a foul odor, to turn away through loathing or disgust, abhor. Generally, that which is detestable to God, and, in the Jewish tradition, it is that which was unclean and especially of impure idol worship; hence, idolatry, licentiousness, abominable impurity.

    An obvious problem with our understanding of these abominations is that those who are partaking in this cup cannot perceive the foul odor and see nothing wrong with the idea that what they are doing is idol worship.

    The other word used in reference to this woman is fornicationFornication is the Greek word porneía and means to commit fornication or any sexual sin. Fornication, lewdness, or any sexual sin.

    If I say names like Jeffrey Epstein or Ghislane Maxwell, do you not believe we are neck-deep in porneia?

Revelation 17:5 NASB and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

As we have traversed through Revelation, chapter thirteen has used the same language.

And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.” (Revelation 13:1 NASB)

Here, the dragon is Satan; and, almost like a coach standing on the sideline, he watches his play being put into action. The beast here in Revelation 13, IS NOT the antichrist at this point. So the beast coming out of the sea is the global heads, princes, and kings, that though they may continue to fight, have a goal of unified global world leadership under one man.

Do you not see that this scheme has been actively played out before us, for possibly a thousand years or more?

Babylon – Isaiah tells us that the nations will gather together against Babylon. Nations may not be organized government; I know that is hard to visualize seeing that the majority of the “nations” are following the idea of global governance.

Isaiah 13:1-6 NASB The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw. (2) Lift up a standard on the bare hill, Raise your voice to them, Wave the hand that they may enter the doors of the nobles. (3) I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones, To execute My anger. (4) A sound of tumult on the mountains, Like that of many people! A sound of the uproar of kingdoms, Of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for battle. (5) They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land. (6) Wail, for the day of the LORD, is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

If we recognize that Babylon, at this point, is not a singular entity, but a way of life that idolizes wealth instead of God, then this may be easier to understand. We, in America, are slowly being enslaved, in opposition to the constitution upon which this nation was founded, by people that wish to enslave us. At some point in time, during the time of wrath, God will burn their thrones to the ground.

And it will be in the day when the LORD gives you rest from your pain and turmoil and harsh service in which you have been enslaved, that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, “How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased! “The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers (Isaiah 14:3-5 NASB)

The prophet Jeremiah declares what your heart already knows about Babylon but may not have been able to define.

Because the whole land is filled with idols, and the people are madly in love with them(Jeremiah 50:38b. NLT)

Consider that Babylon is the mother of all harlots. Nimrod, on the plains of Shinar, established idolatrous worship that for us, that is not defined in scripture. We have to pursue a historical path to find this information.

Biblically we have evidence against Israel, from the prophets.

then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech(Leviticus 20:5 NASB)

Molech is the idol that God’s people, (who had only days before been rescued from Egypt,) had Aaron build for them when Moses stayed on the mountain for over forty days (a time frame that goes against human logic because people typically die when they do this.) Again, we do not have a definition of Molech until Stephen, in the book of Acts, is brought before the Jewish council. Here, he reiterates that Israel did this detestable thing, and NO one challenged what he said.

When you read about Numbers 25:1 you see this.

While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab. (Numbers 25:1 NASB)

Immediately, I thought of Balaam. Back yourself up to chapter 24 and you find Balaam. When king Balak propositioned Balaam to curse Israel he would not do it. Balaam is difficult to understand because all the fingers point to the possibility that he was like a hitman for hire. I say this because we do not see a recognition of his relationship to God like we do with all the other legitimate prophets.

Balaam apparently tried to petition God (as though he had a right,) and was told by God, don’t even think about it. So what Balaam did tell Balak was to bring the cute girls in from the other nations and they will seduce Israel with their idols and destroy Israel from the inside. That is exactly what you see here. If you do not make a decision to follow after God, you will fall for any stupid thing that comes along.

Since this all emanates from Babylon, perhaps we should look at how and who started this ideology and is driving the madmen who are trying to reduce the population to a few million so that they can live like the kings they think they are – free from God.

Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.
(Genesis 10:8 NASB)

Before I move forward with the obvious, I want to touch on this idea of Nimrod being a mighty man.

Mighty is the Hebrew word gibbôr and means he became powerful manand by implication, a warriortyrant; and, includes the term giant.

Standard religious commentaries will try to make you believe that he was simply a great man of business. To help dispel this idea, the book of Numbers shows us the Jewish spies going into Canaan and then reporting back, was that there were giants in the land. These men weren’t trying to describe them as great men of business, they were massive humans, and the Hebrew word used to identify them as giants is gibbôr.

Based on this information what was Nimrod?

gibbôr, a giant.

Associate this word with a warrior tyrant and you get a better feel for how he dominated.

All this prompts a question. If the giants of generation six were gibbôrs how did this guy get to be a giant?

If you study Genesis six you will see this.

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (Genesis 6:4 KJV)

The sons of Noah were Shem, Ham, and Japeth. Ham looked upon his father’s nakedness and was cursed for what he did. Ham had a son named Cush and he had a son named Nimrod.

If Noah’s family was allowed on the Ark because they were “perfect in his generations” then how did the demonic influence of the fallen angels, which created the giants upon the land, infect the lineage of Noah to create Nimrod?

I will tell you this, we make huge assumptions, and one that causes a great rift in our beliefs is that the generations of our families cannot or will not move away from the God that you once served. Nimrod neither walked in the ways of Noah nor did he want to; he moved in the opposite direction.

The Smith’s Bible Dictionary has this to say about Nimrod.

Nim’rod. (rebellion; or the valiant). A son of Cush and grandson of Ham.

The events of his life are recorded in Gen_10:8; ff., from which we learn

  1. that he was a Cushite;

  2. that he established an empire in Shinar, (the classical Babylonia), the chief towns being Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh; and

  3. that he extended this empire northward, along the course of the Tigris over Assyria, where he founded a second group of capitals, Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah, and Resen.

If you remember your bible stories, then you know the story of Jonah. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and proclaim a horrendous judgment against them. These people were the hated enemies of Israel and Jonah refused by catching a ship toward Spain. The ship got caught up in a deadly storm and Jonah effectively committed suicide by having the crew throw him into waters that sink ships. He did this because he knew that God would relent when the people of Nineveh repented, which they did, and showed them mercy. You will find this in great detail in the Jonah named after him.



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What shall we then say about Abraham? Romans 4:1-12.


By the time you finish with Romans chapters two and three, you might wonder why God gave the law. It almost seems useless, but it is not, for it shows us the mercy of God. Those that choose not to figure out what the nature and character of God are, will never understand this statement.

What have we learned?

  • That His law is righteous.

    If you only remembered one thing about the law, the idea that it is focused on love, starting with God and your relationship with Him would be crucial. Everything else lives in the concept of treating people right, based on love.

  • His law is written on the heart of every human being; it always has been.

    We are told by scripture that there is no excuse, and there is nothing holding back God’s righteous judgment from coming upon the nations and the Jews.

  • Never let anyone tell you that God has cast away the Jews.

    Paul, in a sense, responds to this very thing when he tells us that the promise was made to Abraham and his seed. That promise has never been rescinded; and, if you will study Romans chapter 11, you will see that we Gentiles have been grafted into the good stock.

  • No one is righteous.

    That sounds rather hopeless, but it is not because Jesus poured out His own blood to redeem us and sanctify us by that blood.

    Do you believe that? If you don’t, then it is something that you have not acquired to yourself through faith.

    Perhaps the best way to understand this is to visualize that what happened with Adam in the garden was to modify his DNA to a damaged segment that gives us a propensity to sin, and that has been passed on to all humanity.

  • And finally, the righteousness of God only comes through faith.

    As I pointed out above, the sanctification needed to make us righteous comes through faith alone. Jesus has done all that is necessary and will never go back on the cross for you. All you have to do is to accept that He gave you the opportunity for an eternal life with the Father, and all you have to do is believe and receive that life.

The authors segmented our Bibles into sections. This particular one opens with this line –

Abraham was justified by faith.

I am going to use the NASB, as it is my preferred translation (although it troubles me at times) for our introduction here.

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?
(Romans 4:1 NASB)

Allow me to approach this idea of Abraham being my forefather. It was because of the promises made to Abraham that the Jews cling to their heritage, religion, and culture. Paul points out that these are not the things that make you righteous, it is the faith that Abraham had that made him righteous. Paul’s letter to the church in Rome is a tedious effort to straighten that out.

I then am only a Jew because of God’s adoption. How this adoption happened is central to the gospel that Paul preached.

  • In Ephesians 1:4,5, Paul tells us that we were predestined to be adopted as Sons through Jesus Christ.

  • To the church in Rome, chapter eight, verse fifteen, he writes that they have received a spirit of adoption.

  • And, he informs the church in Galatia, chapter four verse five, that the price Christ paid allows us to receive the adoption as sons.

In case you did not notice, this adoption is available, but it is not automatic. This is where faith and acceptance come into play.

To make this interesting try to imagine going to an adoption agency and choosing a purple-haired teen, who is playing a video game they won’t put down as you try to hold a conversation, that would not only establish their character, but you are trying to let them know what your character is, and what you can offer them.

In a sense, this is what God did with us, as He parks His vehicle in front of this global adoption agency. Having been given the tour, he has seen those living there and decides to adopt them all. He pays the fees – in this case the life of His own Son, and tells them all to jump into the bus. One young teen says, FINE!, I’ll go, but I won’t take out the trash. God just laughs knowing that in time, we all have to take out the trash.

The trash, in this case, is not only the junk we think we can’t survive without, such as emotional baggage or habits we have developed because we thought they would help us survive; however, it is also bits of garbage that others have dumped into our lives through faulty teaching. In a simplistic way I have just buried volumes of theology into a simple statement; and, in time, the Holy Spirit that lives within you will teach you these things.

Romans 4:2 NASB For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

If Abraham was justified by works, what were the works?

God hoped the man would follow His instructions.

  • God told Abram (he is not yet called Abraham), to leave this place and your relatives and go to a place I will show you. Rather open-ended, but, in time, Abram left.

    Genesis 12:1 NASB Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house To the land which I will show you;

    So many things happened along the way. There was the struggle with Lot’s herdsmen; Lot is taken captive in a battle and Abraham has to rescue him; and then, Lot moves to Sodom – a horrible choice.

  • Those instructions included circumcising yourself as a mark of this covenant he had with God. Circumcising yourself would have been monumental and painful, but then there was the request by God for Abraham to offer up his only son. This too would have been horrific and yet Abraham was within inches of killing his “only son” on the sacrificial altar. God stopped that process by “providing himself as the lamb.” Suddenly there appears a ram.

    Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.” (Genesis 22:8-9 NASB)

    He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.” (Genesis 22:12-13 NASB)

Ah, but Abraham was not justified by his works or actions, if I may. He was justified – made right by faith. We know this because we are told that Abraham believed God.

Romans 4:3 NASB For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Watch how Paul challenges the logic and religion, by pointing out that this righteousness is a gift and cannot be earned.

Romans 4:4 NLT  When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned.

The problem is that, in some way, all religion makes you try to earn some aspect of your righteousness.

Romans 4:5 TLV  But to the one who does not work, but trusts in Him who justifies the ungodly, his trust is credited as righteousness

This idea of gaining a righteous standing with God was understood by King David years before Paul came on the scene.

Romans 4:6-8 TLV  just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:  (7)  Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven and whose sins are covered.  (8)  Blessed is the man whose sin Adonai will never count against him.”

Remember earlier when I said that adoption is available to all, but it is NOT automatic. I had to restrain myself at that point because I wanted so badly to tell you your sin is forgiven and you did nothing to make that happen.

Look at what David says in verse 7. “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven and whose sins are covered.”

The question then becomes, what are we to do with such freedom, and what does it imply?

Well, as the “Chrisitian” band, the Newsboys, said in their song “I Am Free”, you are NOW free, but to do what?

  • to run

  • to dance

  • I am free to live for you

Some interpret this freedom as grace; however, many will tell you that this grace gives us the freedom to push the boundaries of sin, as though we are no longer subject to the law. How is that possible when the law is written upon our hearts?

Romans 4:9 NASB “Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, “FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.””

Although I doubt you are confused, allow me to define who the circumcised are – the Jews.

Who then are the uncircumcised? The Gentiles.

In light of the fact that “Faith was credited to Abraham as righteousness,” Paul, in his Jewishness, gets a little saucy as he says.

Romans 4:10 NASB “How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;”

What was credited?

His righteousness.

Was he a Jew at the time?

The terminology, uncircumcised, would plainly tell you NO. So, Abraham was a gentile. The NLT translation states, “Clearly, God accepted Abraham before he was circumcised!

And, he did this so that he might be the father of all, though they are uncircumcised. What’s the importance of this? Abraham, an allusion to Jesus Christ, the Father, is the father to everyone who believes in Jesus.

Romans 4:11 TLV 

And he received the sign of circumcision

as a seal of the righteousness

of the trust he had

while he was uncircumcised,

so he might be the father of all

who are trusting while uncircumcised—

that righteousness might be credited to them as well.

But it is not just about the uncircumcised, as Abraham is the father of the circumcised who believe and walk in the steps of faith.

Romans 4:12 Moffatt NT “as well as a father of those circumcised persons who not only share circumcision but walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had as an uncircumcised man.”

No one is excluded, and under NO circumstance is God done with the Jews. He is, however, looking for the Jews to apply faith in Jesus as the Messiah.

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The great harlot who sits on many waters. Revelation 17: 1 – 3.


As you are doing Bible study, are you feeling pressured, as though you were running in a 50-yard dash? I have, and though it is little more than the voices in my head (and yes, I have voices in my head), the notion that I have go faster is there.

This may not mean anything to you, but as I went through grade school and college, I honestly thought, for many years, that my brain did not work. As a result, I had to figure out how to make school work, and rushing does not work. Because of these life experiences, I take Bible study a bit more seriously than others.

Just for the diversion, today, 12/02/21, my number two brother died of Covid. Don’t get me wrong, I refuse to cave when it comes to fighting against the oppressive regimes trying to kill us off with their lousy vaccines. This death was not a surprise but has taken a short cut into my Bible study time.

With that being said, we have made it to Revelation 17.

The Great Prostitute and the Beast

This is a personal favorite as I try to debunk previous harmful teachings.

Revelation 17:1 NASB “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”

In chapter 16, we saw the last of the seven bowls. The last event of God’s wrath within the seals, trumpets, and now bowls, the seventh of any of these, has been the painful migration into the next series of events. With the last bowl being poured out, the last event to happen is Jesus finally coming back to earth as the warring messiah and cleaning house. Based on what 17:1 says, we have now moved into some explanatory information.

  • Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters.”

    – Judgment is the Greek word krima and means the decisiona decree, or judgments against the harlot.

    – Harlot is the Greek porne. Alarms should have gone off in your head by merely seeing this word. The meaning runs along this vein – one who yields themselves to defilement for the sake of gain.

    Using the phrase” judgments against the harlot” makes more sense when you begin to see it as a controlling entity currently operating in unity with the global community, something we have never seen before.

    – “who sits on many waters,”

    John Gill’s commentary tells us that this phrase “who sits on many waters,” is to be interpreted as people, multitudes, nations, and tongues, … and this is said in reference to BabylonI bypassed the somewhat standard reference to the harlot being subject to the jurisdiction of Rome primarily because I despise how easily we cling to tradition, even if it’s wrong. Most of the teachings that I have heard have referred to Rome as the harlot. But, hey, guess what, the majority can be wrong, so stick with scripture.

One of the ways I try to interpret obscure passages is to find “witnesses” from other parts of the Bible; I do this as a form of validation. We can find such confirmation in Jeremiah 51:13.

Jeremiah 51:13 NASB “O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your end.”

Get real, this could be any number of nations, and our discussions are nothing more than futile speculations unless we pursue the context. In terms of context, Jeremiah 51 gives us a physical association with this harlot that sits on many waters and may correctly motivate us to look at something other than a biological woman, a place, or a philosophical construct.

Before we get to lost in rabbit trails, let’s get back to Revelation 17.

Revelation 17:1-2 NASB Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, (2) with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.”

Think about this, the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with this harlot since time began and have been made drunk with her immorality.

Drunk is the Greek word methyō and is used metaphorically in Revelation 17:2, there it means “to become drunk with fornication, i.e., never having enough of it” (Word Study Dictionary)

It is somewhat overwhelming and scary to think that this delusion of power has made these “fools” drunk for a long time.

If you are paying attention to the explanation, it is not just the standard definition, such as alcohol; it is drunk on fornication. Most of us associate fornication with sexual activity; however, we cannot exclude fornication because it is associated with never having enough. Since the arrest and suspicious death of Jeffrey Epstein and, in time, the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking, many of us are aware that the swamp, as former President Trump called it, may be deeply involved in this “drunkenness.” The obvious factor here is that a vast number of leaders appear to be involved over a wide variety of venues.

To put the idea of kings becoming drunk with power in perspective, you need to know about Klaus Schwab, the head of the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum is the organization that Bill Gates has been helping to finance, and it is where Mr. Schwab has been training world leaders in his school for Young Global Leaders. The shortlist of some of these “kings include Chancellor Angela MerkelTony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain; Emmanuel Macron, the President of France; Sebastian Kurz, who was until recently the Chancellor of Austria; Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand – whose stringent lockdown measures have been praised by global health authoritiesViktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary; Jean-Claude Juncker, former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the European Commission. Many leaders of the health institutions of their respective nations; the current US Secretary of Transportation Peter Buttigieg; Microsoft’s Bill Gates; Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; Virgin’s Richard Branson; and the Clinton Foundation’s Chelsea Clinton.

If all these players have the same goal, then surely you can see that eliminating consumers while protecting the assets and food chain for the rich helps create the philosophical construct they long for.

Revelation 17:3 AMP “And [the angel] bore me away [rapt] in the Spirit into a desert (wilderness), and I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was all covered with blasphemous titles (names), and he had seven heads and ten horns.”

In looking at the UCRT Cross reference on Revelation 17:3, I found a short commentary on the word “wilderness.” The editor said, “this is the state of the church.” I looked to see when this commentary was published and found 1992.

Around this time frame, after several years of drinking too much, I had been going to an independent church that seemed to be on fire for the Lord. The uncomfortable part of this equation is that I lived with a beautiful lady, and we were expecting our first child together. An acquaintance of mine, whom I worked with, threatened to turn me into the church leadership; the result of which would have removed me from anything I had been involved in, and demanded that I separate from my soon to be wife for six months – as though that is a magical number. In a short period, I got my new family out of there, and, only a few months later, that same acquaintance got divorced and had an affair with a lady from the same church.

This is not an accounting of affairs, but I am trying to point out that OUR brokenness, from the pastors to the parking lot attendants, infests every church we have anything to do with. However, it isn’t necessarily our actions that make the state of the church a wilderness so much as it is the preaching and backbone of the person preaching that seems to play the most significant role in whether the church is on fire or not.

  • I saw a woman.

    At this point, she is nondescript, but that is not a problem as we have already been given pointed descriptions.

    • the great harlot

      This speaks to fame, influence, and power.

    • who sits on many waters,

      Doesn’t this convey the idea of a global influence? Or the fact that the influence she pushes infests many nations.

    • with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality,

      This statement does not tell us that everyone complies or whether the handful of small nations pushing back against this global governance will survive. Still, it demonstrates that most “kings” are falling into place and advocating what the Klaus Schwab school of global governance is apparently conveying.

    • and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.”

      While the rulers of this earth commit their acts of immorality, those that are not so powerful, all the way down to the ordinary person, are drunk with the wine of her immorality. As you can see below, prophecies of this nature are not uncommon to the Jews.

      It will come about at the end of seventy years that the LORD will visit Tyre. Then she will go back to her harlot’s wages and will play the harlot with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth(Isaiah 23:17 NASB)

      The next verse speaks of Balaam, who submitted to the wine of her immorality when he caved to the badgering of Balak, who wanted him to curse Israel.

      ‘But I have a few things against you because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. (Revelation 2:14 NASB)

      Considering how the angel of the Lord, which is typically Jesus, had told Balaam that he was NOT to curse Israel, it is surprising that he circumvented the command by telling Balak that he could destroy Israel from the inside if he introduced the young, attractive women from the other nations. They would bring their gods into the Israeli camp and pollute it. To put it differently, if you bring in the cuties, the men will be drunk with lust for them and destroy themselves.

  • seated on a scarlet beast

    Do a search for a “scarlet beast,” and you will only find one reference, Revelation 17:3 NASB. You will not see this term in the KJV; however, other versions call it a scarlet, scarlet-colored, or a red beast. I am pointing this information out if you are going to try to do a word search that might explain what this scarlet beast represents.

    The passage (Revelation 17:3tells us the most crucial clue to define this red beast.

  • He had seven heads and ten horns.

    We saw these seven heads and ten horns in Revelation 12:3; however, we are told that the beast is a great red dragon. Do not let yourself get confused, as Satan, the dragon, is the beast, and yet, he empowers the beast with seven heads, out of which the antichrist, another beast, comes.

    And another sign was seen in the heavens. And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads! (Revelation 12:3 MKJV)

    Revelation 13:1 describes a beast but not much else, and yet its description is very similar to what we see in Daniel seven.

    And I stood on the sand of the sea, and I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns. And on its horns were ten crowns, and on its heads was the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1 MKJV)

    Daniel 7 picks up on several of the characteristics spelled out in chapter 7.

    After this, I looked in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, frightening and terrifying and very strong. And it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts before it, and it had ten horns. (Daniel 7:7 MKJV)

    This fourth beast, the scarlet beast, is aligned with Nebuchadnezzar’s statue. Unlike the first three, the fourth beast is undefined in scripture, but the clues are there, the majority of which are historical. If the third beast was the Grecian empire under Alexander the Great, then the fourth beast, represented by the remaining two legs and initiated with the last two remaining Grecian generals, Seleucid in the north and Ptolemy in the south. Just looking at the statue tells you that a thread of the Grecian empire ran down into the feet. Still, it is known that both realms intermingled with the Assyrian empire, a remnant of the Babylonian and Medo-Persian empires, and is demonstrated by the usage of the word mixed to explain the iron and clay mingling of the ten toes. The word mixed is the Hebrew word arab.

    So, out of the iron legs, feet, and toes, we find the seven heads and ten horns.

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A massive earthquake, such as has never been seen. Rev 16:18 – 21


In our last look at Revelation 16, we saw a demon horde gathering all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon. I pointed out how this term Armageddon is only found one time, in one place, and that is here in Revelation 16:16, it is however a common term when you look up the term Jezreel valley and Meggido. Virtually every biblical battle has been fought in this valley, including the one in which Goliath was killed by David.

The NASB entitles this next section THE SEVENTH BOWL.

The seventh wrath event, whether it be the seals, trumpets, or bowls, has been the transition into the next event. The difference here is that God’s wrath being poured out ends with the bowls.

Revelation 16:17 NLT  Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple, saying, “It is finished!”

Immediately I noticed something different; the angel is pouring this final bowl into the air.

Why is that important?

Because humanity does not live in the air, that appears to the realm of the spirit, which has more reality to it than the earth does. While some might try to argue that we have our influence over the air because we have people living in space stations to prove the point. Fools, you are merely pointing out the extent of your pollution.

Just a side note to ponder.

Ephesians 6:12 NASB For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Pay attention to the terminology used in Ephesians 2:2.

Ephesians 2:1-2 NASB And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, (2) in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.

Who is the prince of the power of the air?

If you said Satan, you would be correct.

The earth, with all its resources and beauty, has been the fuel for the damage done to the earth, the very thing that God gave Adam dominion over. Since Adam saw fit to hand the dominion of the earth over to Satan, wouldn’t it then be fitting to destroy this polluted earth and start over?

In Revelation 16:17, what does the angel mean when he says, “It is finished”?

The phrase refers to the end of wrath and that only happens when Christ returns as the warring Messiah, which is defined in Revelation 19 and conveyed over several verses.

Revelation 19:11 NASB And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, He judges and wages war.

Revelation 19:14-15 NASB (14) And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. (15) From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the winepress of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

Revelation 19:19-21 NASB (19) And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. (20) And the beast was seized, and with him, the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. (21) And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

It is done, and this is what happens next.

Revelation 16:18 CJB  There were flashes of lightning, voices, and peals of thunder; and there was a massive earthquake, such as has never occurred since mankind has been on earth, so violent was the earthquake.

Lightning, voices, and peals of thunder; what happened when God spoke words of affirmation over Jesus when He got baptized?

The people standing around there heard thunder, and we know that a couple of them became disciples of Jesus shortly after this event. Consider what the people heard as Moses spent time with God on Mount Ararat; they heard thunder.

Isaiah 30:30 NLT  And the LORD will make his majestic voice heard. He will display the strength of his mighty arm. It will descend with devouring flames, with cloudbursts, thunderstorms, and huge hailstones.

What is my point?

God has been trying to speak to people since the garden, but most only hear indecipherable noise and thunder.

As a result of this earthquake.

Revelation 16:19 MKJV  And the great city came to be into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the anger of His wrath.

The great city” is Jerusalem. Some would have you believe that this is Rome or (a rebuilt) Babylon. Let me show you something.

“And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. And if anyone will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone will hurt them, so it is right for him to be killed. These have authority to shut up the heaven, that it may not rain in the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. And when they complete their testimony, the beast coming up out of the abyss will make war against them and will overcome them and kill them. And their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And many of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will see their dead bodies three days and a half, and they will not allow their dead bodies to be put in tombs.” (Revelation 11:3-9 MKJV)

These two witnesses are the two prophets that God sends back to earth. Revelation 11:3-9 defines not only where these two witnesses are standing, but backs it up with the bold statement, “where our Lord was crucified.”

As for these other references.

“Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers So that no one has turned back from his wickedness. All of them have become to Me like Sodom And her inhabitants like Gomorrah(Jeremiah 23:14 NASB)

In the next verse, He directly calls them Sodom and Gomorrah, communities that had long since been destroyed.

If the LORD of Heaven’s Armies had not spared a few of us, we would have been wiped out like Sodom, destroyed like Gomorrah. Listen to the LORD, you leaders of “Sodom.” Listen to the law of our God, people of “Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9-10 NLT)

Ezekiel has the strongest association of Israel to Egypt because it refers to Samaria and Jerusalem and these are central to modern Israel.

They became prostitutes in Egypt. Even as young girls, they allowed men to fondle their breasts. The older girl was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. I married them, and they bore me sons and daughters. I am speaking of Samaria and Jerusalem, for Oholah is Samaria and Oholibah is Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 23:3-4 NLT)

Some would say, that was overkill, but I have experienced the arguments of those who reject wisdom merely because I left out one example or detail. So, in my mind, there is no doubt Revelation 16:19 is talking about Jerusalem.

Keep in mind the fact that this last bowl was poured out upon the air. It may not make any difference in the scheme of things but it does demonstrate that God can have anger and wrath. (Side note, He never pours out that wrath upon those who are His. This statement becomes clear when you understand that His nature is love, though it may not seem like it especially when there are laws attached to His actions.)

Consider, how we opened this look at Revelation 16, with a massive, violent earthquake, such as has never occurred since mankind has been on earth. Add to this the fact that thunderstorms, along with lightning, tend to bring about severe weather.

Revelation 16:20-21 NASB (20) And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. (21) And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, *came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail because its plague *was extremely severe.

  • Every island fled away,

  • the mountains were not found,

  • huge hailstones – about one hundred pounds each, came down upon men;

And what did the humans do?

  • They blasphemed God because of the hail and its severity.

I know I have mentioned this before, but an acquaintance of mine tried to tell me that this time is NOT God’s wrath. Oh, I beg to differ as I am hard-pressed to call it anything else.

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