9.0.16g The Fourth Enemy to God’s People that The Book of Revelation Reveals is: The GREAT HARLOT, BABYLON The GREAT.

The Fourth and Final enemy to God’s People

that The Book of Revelation Reveals

is the Great Harlot,

also referred to as Babylon the Great

and the Great City,

in Revelation 17:1, 3, 5, 18;

1And there came one of the seven angels

which had the seven vials,

and talked with me,

saying unto me, Come hither;

I will show to you

The Judgment of

The Great Whore

that sits on many waters”

The Woman on the Beast,

The Great Whore:

3 “So he carried me away in the spirit

into the wilderness:

and

I saw a woman

sit on a scarlet colored Beast,

full of names of blasphemy,

having seven heads and ten horns.”

5And upon her forehead

was a name written,

MYSTERY,

BABYLON THE GREAT,

THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS

AND

ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

18And the woman which you saw

is that Great City,

which reigns

over the kings of the earth.”

The relevant chapters make it clear

that the Harlot represents the economic,

commercial, and cultural face

of the world-system.

As such, 

the Great Harlot

is not so much a persecutor

or religious deceiver

as she is a seductress

  as we see in Revelation 17:4;

4 And the woman

was arrayed in purple

and scarlet color,

and decked with gold

and precious stones and pearls,

having a golden cup in her hand

full of abominations

and

filthiness of her fornication:

In former times, she tempted the World

through such luxurious commercial centers

as Babylon, Tyre, and Sidon.

In John’s day, she tempted it through Rome.

In our own she tempts it through wealthy,

pleasure-mad cities now

situated all over the globe,

and also through electronic wizardry

wherein she bares her ample bosom

and offers herself freely for a simple click.

John sees that at any given moment

the entire world-system

is in bed with the Harlot,

spiritually speaking:

Nations, kings, and merchants—

all have fallen to her allurements

  in Revelation 18:3;

3 For all nations

have drunk of the wine

of the wrath of her fornication,

and

the kings of the earth

have committed fornication with her,

and the merchants of the earth

are waxed rich

through the abundance

of her delicacies.

As a general rule, 

The Great Harlot,

also referred to as

Babylon the Great

likes to collude with

The Beast

and

The False Prophet,

doing all she can to persecute

the Lord’s Churches Jesus Instituted

as seen in Revelation 17:6;

  6And I saw the woman

drunken with

the blood of the Saints,

and

with the blood

of the Martyrs of Jesus:

and when I saw her,

I wondered with great admiration.”

and

The Great Harlot

entice Saints and sinners alike

with her sorceries,

i.e., fake, demonic spiritualities,

seen in Revelation 18:23;

23 And the light of a candle

will shine no more at all in you;

( “that great city Babylon”, in verse 21 )

and

the Voice of the Bridegroom

and of the Bride

will be Heard no more at all in you:

for your merchants

were the great men of the earth;

for by your sorceries

were all nations deceived.”

Accordingly, no sooner

do we begin to learn about the Harlot,

than we hear the Prophetic Word

of the Lord to His Churches:

“Come out of her, My People,

so that you may not share in her sins,

and

that you may not receive of her plagues”

  from Revelation 18:4

and in Jesus’ Message

to the Church in Laodicea,

in Revelation 3:14-22;

14  “And to the Angel

of the church of the Laodiceans write;

These things Says the Amen,

the Faithful and True Witness,

the Beginning of the Creation of God;

15I know your works,

that you are neither cold nor hot:

I would that you were cold or hot.

16  “So then because you are lukewarm,

and neither cold nor hot,

I Will Spew you Out of My Mouth.

17Because you say, I am rich,

and increased with goods,

and have need of nothing;

and know not that you are wretched,

and miserable, and poor,

and blind, and naked:

18I Counsel you to buy of Me

Gold Tried in the Fire,

that you may be rich;

and white raiment,

that you may be clothed,

and

that the shame of your nakedness

do not appear;

and

anoint your eyes with eye-salve,

that you may see.

19As many as I Love,

I Rebuke and Chasten:

be Zealous therefore, and Repent.

20Behold, I Stand at the Door,

and knock:

if any man hear My Voice,

and open the Door,

I Will Come in to him,

and Will Sup with him,

and he with Me.

21To him that Overcomes

Will I Grant to Sit with Me

in My Throne,

even as I also Overcame,

and Am Set Down with My Father

in His Throne.

22He that has an ear, let him hear

what the Spirit Says to the churches.”

As THE LORD JESUS Speaks,

the Saints Receive both Warning

and Promise:

THE LORD JESUS

Says that

Satan’s woman,

The Harlot,

is Doomed to Destruction.

In part,

THE DOOM

and

DESTRUCTION of The HARLOT

will come at the hand

of the Beast himself,

who will one day turn against her,

  as God Reveals in Revelation 17:14-18,

During The Victory of the Lamb,

when we are Told about

“the mystery of the Woman,

and of the Beast that carried her”,

in verse 7

14These will make war with the Lamb,

and

the Lamb Will Overcome them:

because He is Lord of lords,

and King of kings:

and they that are with him

are Called, and Chosen, and Faithful.

15 And he said to me,

The waters which you saw,

where the Whore sits,

are peoples, and multitudes,

and nations, and tongues.

16 And the ten horns

which you saw upon the Beast,

these will hate the whore,

and

will make her desolate

and naked,

and shall eat her flesh,

and burn her with fire.

17 Because God has Put in their hearts

to Fulfill His Will,

and to agree,

and give their kingdom to the Beast,

until the Words of God Will Be Fulfilled.

18 And the Woman which you saw

is that Great City,

which reigns

over the kings of the earth.

However, in far greater part

THE DOOM

and

DESTRUCTION of The HARLOT

 Will Come at the Hand of Jesus Christ,

Who, in a Single Hour,

Will Make her utterly desolate

seen in Revelation 18:19;

19And they cast dust on their heads,

and cried, weeping and wailing,

saying,

Alas, alas, that Great City,

wherein were made rich

all that had ships in the sea

by reason of her costliness!

for in one hour

is she Made Desolate”

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

Will Render her

INTO an Eternal Prison House of Satan

and his demons

Revealed by Revelation 18:2;

2 And he cried mightily

with a strong voice,

saying,

Babylon the Great is fallen,

is fallen,

and

is become the habitation of devils,

and

the hold of every foul spirit,

and

a cage of every unclean

and

hateful bird.

Meanwhile, Christ’s Woman—

Comprised of all who Hear His Call,

are Baptized, as Saved Members

into One of His churches,

flee the Great City,

and Loyally Cling to Him in Faith—

AND ARE SAID TO BE:

Destined for Final Rescue

and Restoration;

AND ARE:

Destined to Become a Holy City

and a Glorious Bride,

Forever Dwelling with God

and Jesus Christ

under Brand New Heavens

in a Brand New Earth

(Revelation 19:7-8, 21:2).

Revelation 19:7-8;

7Let us Be Glad and Rejoice,

and

Give Honor to Him:

because the Marriage of the Lamb

is Come,

and

His wife has Made herself Ready.

8And to her

Was Granted that

she should be Arrayed

in Fine Linen,

Clean and White:

because the Fine Linen

is the Righteousness of Saints.”

Revelation 21:2;

2And I John saw the Holy City,

New Jerusalem,

Coming Down from God

Oout of Heaven,

Prepared as a Bride

Adorned for her Husband.”

The Saints who Hear His Call,

and that are Baptized,

as Saved Members

into One of His churches

HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THE BIBLE

as seen in Ephesians 5:25b-27;

“…Christ also Loved the church,

and Gave Himself for it;

26That He Might Sanctify

and Cleanse it

with the Washing of Water

by the Word,”

( Under The Preaching Ministry

of The Truths of The Triune Godhead,

PRESERVED and TAUGHT

IN JESUS’ ASSEMBLIES )

27That He Might

Present it to Himself

a Glorious church,

not having spot, or wrinkle,

or any such thing;

but that it should be Holy

and Without Blemish”

Destined to Become a Holy City

and a Glorious Bride.

Let all the Saints be Warned . . .

and Take Heart.

*****

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