Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Understanding Babylon the Great

שמע ישראל ה 'הוא האלוהים שלנו הוא אחד

Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echad
"Hear Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One"

Understanding Babylon the Great
By Rabbi Yochanan Levine © 3.15.08 (Last updated 09.11.2012)
Also posted HERE

(image from the estate of Dr. Charles Larkin)
KJV: Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

She Has a Name Written:

Who is this mystery woman who wields such awesome power over the human race? As usual the prophets are clear when read without preconception. We need only understand what they have revealed. For the sake of clarity I will identity this prophetic "woman" at the outset rather than gradually build my case and identify her later:
    Babylon the Great does not exist yet. She will be the ultimate expression of ancient Babylonian religion. She will be the culmination of the globalist system that has thrived in various forms for thousands of years. Some of what follows will probably seem incredulous. If you consider this information with an open mind and an open Bible the truth of it should become clear.
It is inaccurate to say that "Babylon the Great" references any existing religious or political system. Her ancient foundational heresies exist already to be sure, they always have. These heresies can be seen within virtually every religious, spiritual and political system on Earth. "Babylon the Great" refers to a specific religious structure that will only exist during the final seven years of the Olam Hazeh (the present age). As we discuss her development from ancient to modern and future times this should be kept firmly in mind.
The prophets reveal that Babylon the Great will be established on the visible foundation of the religious community established by Emperor Constantine and his globalist bishops. That structure is known as the Catholic ("Universal") Church (Eastern and Roman). This is the "Mother Church" located among Rome's famed Seven Hills (Revelation 17:9). Babylon the Great includes the "daughter" organizations "Mother" has spawned, including those that emerged through Anglicanism, Protestantism and most of the Christian heterodoxies (Revelations 17:5). Babylon the Great will also be an interfaith system incorporating all other religions and philosophies that are willing to embrace her lord and master: the coming global dictator known by diverse names and titles, the Rex Mundi and Antichrist. Virtually everyone on earth from all religions and no religions will accept him as the Anointed One according to their own terms. Babylon the Great will be the first truly global religion. It will be whatever the worshipper desires it to be within the confines of its Nicolaitan dogma. It's master will be the False Prophet and he will point them all to the worship of Rex Mundi as God incarnate.
This same heretical anti-biblical religious system polluted Messianic Judaism very early in its history as the Navi John and others reported.
KJV: Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars...
2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate....
2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan...
2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Rav John here refers to this heresy of mixing biblical Truth with Pagan religion as the Nicolaitan heresy. Those who embrace these mixed teachings he regards as the "Synagogue of Satan." This is because such people, while pretending to be Jews, while claiming to practice God's revealed religion, are not. Such people "say they are Jews but are not" (2:9).
The religion practiced by Rebbe Y'shua, Judaism, is the one true religion given by God. His talmidim (learners/disciples) are rightly referred to as Messianic Jews (be aware that most people using this term are actually Christians, not Jews (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). As the final seven years of the age dawns everyone on earth will have to make their decision for or against Judaism and HaShem's Moshiach. This will be done one by one by those who hear the voice of haMoshiach (Revelation 3:20). So choose YOU this day with whom you will align (Joshua 24:15).

Nicene Christianity

The Nicene Christian religion is the result of 1600 years of ecumenical and political development. It was developed by Nicolaitan universalist ("catholic") counsels that blended biblical religion with the essential Pagan beliefs of ancient Babylon and subsequent cultures as practiced throughout the Roman Empire. Over the years this religion has become ever more removed from the Jewish roots of Rebbe Y'shua. Since the very beginning of the Nicolaitan heresies sincere Believers in HaShem and His Son have been led astray by the false doctrines promulgated by these usurpers.
Please understand that we are not referring to the individual Nicene Christians here, but to the Babylonian paradigm that has led so many sincere people to accept biblical untruths. HaShem looks at the heart not at the sign hanging over our houses of worship. Nonetheless correct biblical doctrine is very important (Matthew 15:9).

Origins of the Babylonian Mysteries

Babylon the Great like Nicene Christianity speaks of great mysteries. When seeking to understand the more heretical doctrines her priests generally reply that it is a "Mystery of the Faith" that must simply be accepted. Indeed her claims to authority are based on her claimed possession of sacred mysteries. In this the Mother Church is telling the truth! The source of her knowledge is found in the ancient mysteries of Babylon, not in the Bible nor the religion it reveals (Judaism). The source of these mysteries is the Church's unquestionable Magisterium. Even non-Catholic Nicene Christians generally embrace this mysteries dogmatically. Questioning them tends to result is blanket condemnations and threat of eternal punishment.
To glimpse the source of these mysteries we must return to ancient Babel.
The Nephilim/Rapha/Mer People (Genesis 6:4, Numbers 13:33, Deuteronomy 2:11, Joshua 12:4 etc.: translated as "giants" in the KJV) established the ancient Babylonian religion with its political power structures and greater paradigms at the famed Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:10; 11:9). It was because of these heresies that HaShem confused the languages. The Tower fell but its heresies live on.
From its inception Babel (and subsequent Babylon) has opposed the One True God. That is its nature. That is its function. We should expect nothing less. Babel means confusion and its religion is a confusion of diverse myths and superstitions under the authority of various seers, priests, bishops and so on. It stands in opposition to the true God, His people and their religion.
The original builder of the magnificent city of Babel (Babylon) is debated. Some say it was built by Queen Semiramis herself, the celebrated daughter of the god Oannes and his consort, the goddess Atargatis. Semiramis was accepted as an incarnate deity (Pagans love incarnating their gods!) and wife of King Ninus. She was "the Power behind the throne."
Others believe the city was built by King Ninus (who was fooled into having the first husband of Semiramis murdered in order to marry her). In either case, Queen Semiramis convinced King Ninus to make her regent of the kingdom for a single day. He did, and that day Semiramis killed him and became permanent ruler Babylon as "Queen Mother" and patron of the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Deception, half truth and murder is the way of the Nicolaitan heresies!
A growing number of scholars are now suggesting that the city was more likely built by Belus (said to be the physical incarnation of the god Bel Marduk: builder of the famous ziggurat). Bel Marduk of course was the Babylonian god of war. Pagans often like their leaders to be incarnations of their gods even as Catholics deify "Jesus." The God of the Bible however does not incarnate. This debate is fascinating, but we will move on.
The point here is to note a few of the similarities between Babylonian religion and that of the now dawning globalist religion that will become Babylon the Great.

The Deities of Babylon

Here's a partial list of the Babylonian gods. Notice the similarities that exist between the various religions then and now and the foretold claims of Rex Mundi:
  • An or Anu - the god of Heaven
  • Enlil - The god of the air and storms. He normally was portrayed in human form, but also appears as a snake to the human eye
  • Enki - The god of water and the fertile earth
  • Ki - The mother-goddess representing the earth
  • Ashur - Main god of Assyria (sky god)
  • Ninlil or Nillina - The goddess of air (possibly the south wind) and wife of Enlil
  • Inanna - The goddess of love and war
  • Ea - The god of Wisdom
  • Oannes: Moon god. Rashi confirmed that Oannes and Dagon are the same god worshiped by the Nephilim (Rapha) hybrid Philistines. Father of Queen Semiramis (Assyrian queen of Babylon)
  • Atargatis: Moon goddess, consort of Oannes: Greek Derketo: first known mermaid. Mother of Queen Semiramis
  • Marduk - Originally Ea’s son and god of light. He was the main god of Babylon and the sender of the Babylonian king
  • Nanna (Hubal-Sin) - The god of the moon now worshiped as the Allah (god) of Islam
  • Utu or Shamash - The god of the sun, as well as god of justice
  • Ninurta - a solar deity

Nimrod: Mighty Hunter in Opposition to HaShem

At Babel the original "Antichrist," Nimrod, ruled the known world "in opposition to HaShem" (Genesis 10:8,9). Nimrod was a foreshadowing of the yet coming global dictator. Just as the religion of Babel (Babylon) empowered Nimrod, so too Babylon the Great will empower the coming global despot called !Antichrist, Little Horn, Rex Mundi, etc.
The Tower or Ziggurat of Babel was used to study the stars and worship the heavenly hosts who had parented their leaders, the Nephilim/Rapha/Mer People (Genesis 5:4 etc). Through worship of the Ba'als (the "Masters" or demigods) the foundations of Babylonian religion were revealed to them by Heylel, the celestial leader of the challenge to HaShem's righteousness. This dark wisdom passed from generation to generation through many different religious and cultural devices and throughout the Pagan world. The bloodline and authority of the Nephilim continues. Their religion is the Nicolaitan heresy that Navi Yochanan (John) warned had infiltrated the Way Movement of Rebbe Y'shua by the end of the first century CE.

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon

As time continued its flow this anti-Torah globalist paradigm continued to thrive among the Ba'al worshipers and on into the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar. His Babylonian empire was second to none. It was the first of the four historic empires referenced by Prophet Daniel in his second chapter. By the hand of King Nebuchadnezzar and his forces the Southern Kingdom of Judah fell as described in the Tanakh. Under his assault the "Times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24) began and continues as the Diaspora.
The Kingdom of Judah fell circa 3174/3175 HH (587/586 B.C.E.) and Israel was never again an independent nation until 1948 C.E. (not considering the brief semi-independence of the Hasmonean Empire). During the first century Judea was a Roman province and not independent. The rebirth of Israel in 1948 was among the most important events in human history. Once again Israel took center stage in world affairs.
Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon excelled in the Mystery religions that were born at the Tower of Babel. This core and continuing belief system is described in the Book of Revelation as the Nicolaitan Heresy (2:6, 15), as the synagogue of Satan (2:9) and as the teachings of "that woman Jezebel" (2:20). This global system has been incorporated into many different religious and political forms over the years but it core dogmas has never changed: Destroy Israel and oppose HaShem.
One of the great strengths of Babylonian religion is its inclusiveness and willingness to incorporate all other religions into itself. This system has always been global-control minded and driven by power. In the name of Interfaith dialogue the religions are merged together in a New Age soup that, in the end, is impotent and without any belief whatsoever.

Nicean Christianity

The Universal ("Catholic") Church was established through Constantine's Nicean Counsels (circa 325 CE) by people with these same Nicolaitan beliefs and globalist agendas. Among these neo- Babylonians was Nicholas of Myra (who is honored as Old Saint Nick in the Christianized Saturnalia festival called the Christ Mass or Christmas).
NO Christian holiday has a biblical basis. They all arise from Paganism without exception. The Vatican has always been insistent on removing all elements of Judaism and biblical doctrine from their religion. Heylel/Lucius knows his enemies. The Nicolaitans even changed the name of Y'shua to downplay his Jewishness. They outlawed "Judaizing" (i.e. understanding biblical truth through Jewish culture and history) and even the Sabbath! They worship on the day of Sol Invictus, the Sun god worshipped by Emperor Constantine! And yet 'they claim to be Jews,' they are not!
Like the Mother, the daughter denominations that emerged from the Vatican continue to carry the seed of these same Babylonian heresies (for instance, the deification of "Jesus," celebrations such as Christmas, Easter (Ostara) and Lent, the use of the Pagan cross symbol (Y'shua died on a stauros or stake, not a cross according to the Bible), they embrace doctrine of Hades (Hell), the use of halos (ancient solar and lunar icons of Constantine's god Sol Invictus) in artwork, the worship of statues and the rosary, belief in the transubstantiation of "the Host," the priestly collars (also from the sun god Sol Invictus: light of the god, and many other Pagan traditions).
As the coming global dictator arises, the Vatican will unite the religions of the world into Babylon the Great and all religions will proclaim the coming global dictator to be their Messiah or Savior, as the last best hope for suffering humanity. All who refuse to bow to him will meet the full wrath of the Holy Inquisition (now known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) and the Jesuit Order, as well as the military might of the Global Union. Note that prior to becoming Pope Benedict XVI former Hitler Youth member Joseph Ratzinger was Cardinal-Prefect of this "Holy Order." Make no mistake about it, the Inquisition lives on and will be restored to its medieval authority and more under the reign of Rex Mundi!
As foretold at Revelation 3:14-19, today the bulk of Nicene Christianity has become "lukewarm" and terminally contaminated by Secular Humanism. Most Christians are non-observant and lacking in any meaningful faith or biblical knowledge. While Catholic membership and conversion is shrinking as never before, the Vatican hierarchy is becoming ever more influential in world politics and finances.
This entire system is now being "vomited out" (Revelation 3:16) by haMoshiach in preparation for the rise of Babylon the Great and later Earth's liberation (Genesis 12:3).
These are "they who say are the Jews but they are not" (Revelation 2:9).
In the name of Rebbe Y'shua these have abandoned biblical Judaism and embraced Pagan compromises and hybrid traditions. Through them Babylon the Great and its False Prophet will soon arise.

Babylonian Doctrines of Nicene Christianity

Here's a short sampling of the Nicolaitan doctrines found within Nicene Christianity:
  • The Trinity: a very anti-biblical and un-Jewish doctrine that compromises the absolute Oneness of HaShem as repeatedly declared in Scripture (Deuteronomy 6:4). This heresy is common throughout the Pagan religious world and the Nicene Church.
  • The Immaculate Conception (of Mary AND her mother): This teaching has absolutely no biblical basis but is a required dogma of all Catholics. Note that this refers to the conception of Mary and her mother, not to Rebbe Y'shua.
  • The Doctrine of Original Sin: Augustine developed his famous doctrine of original sin in contradiction to the biblical teaching of Yetzer Tov and Yetzer Ra: i.e. the innate human impulses of good (tov) and bad (ra) that make free will possible (based on the word vayyitzer at Genesis 2:7 due to its double Yods).
  • Transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the literal flesh and blood of Jesus: According to the New Testament Rebbe Y'shua frequently spoke in parables. Their is no biblical reason to take this one literally -- Pagan groups often ritually consume their gods and goddesses during ritual meals like the esbats, especially around the time of Ostara (the Vernal Equinox: Easter). Including this anti-biblical rite appealed to many Pagans as the new religion was being established. Rebbe Y'shua was sharing Pesach (Passover) with his students.
  • The celebration of the Pagan holidays including:
      Yule: The Christ Mass or Christmas. It is noteworthy that the ritual decorating of trees like the Tannenbaum (the sacred fir tree) is specifically condemned in the Torah and yet even Christian churches routinely place these forbidden idols in their sanctuaries:
        Jeremiah 10:1-5 "Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
        Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
        For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
        They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
        They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
      Eostar: Easter with its Pagan bunnies and eggs
      Luperaclia: AKA Valentine’s Day, a day for honoring Faunus, god of fertility.
      Carnival (Marde Gras: "Fat Tuesday") and Ash Wednesday
      Beltane: May Day: The feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
      Samhain: All Saints Day or All Hallows' Eve or Hallowe'en.
    The clothing worn by Catholic priests are of Pagan origin as well, the exposed white collar signifies that the words they speak come from Sol Invictus, the Sun god, whom Constantine worshiped until the day he died (for more on this see my study on the IHS symbol.
    Shabbat: Perhaps nowhere is the Roman Pagan usurpation of the Jewish movement of Rebbe Y'shua more evident than in the desecration of the Sabbath. The Ten Commandments twice command the observance of the Sabbath, its proper observance is shown throughout the Bible, and yet the Roman Papacy forbade its observance and demanded that Christians worship on the day of Sol Invictus, Constantine's Sun god. A few Christian sects have returned to Sabbath observance (at least to the degree of holding their main weekly services on the Sabbath), this includes the Seventh Day Adventist and Seventh Day Baptists, but the vast majority of Christians continue to view the biblical Sabbath as a day for yard works, ball games and relaxation and the day of the Sun God as the day (or 45 minutes) for worship services. For more on Shabbat see my studies here or take our free lessons at Yeshiva Beth HaShem.
There are many good books and websites that fully illustrate the Pagan roots of much of Christianity and Christian doctrine so this small overview should suffice. Such Pagan elements are what is being referenced here when Babylon the Great is called the Mother of harlots. She has prostituted the God of Israel in exchange for political power and religious authority. She has turned her back on Israel and following her coming seven year service to Rex Mundi she will severely pay the price for her sins (Genesis 12:1-3; Revelation 12:17). Today the religion that claims to represent the teachings of the "Jewish Messiah" bears precious little similarity to the Judaism he so loved and devoted himself to even unto death.


The word "great" in her title is megas. This word indicates rank and the possession of authority, power and influence. It speaks of persons with eminent abilities, virtues and authority. Megas references the powerful things that are esteemed highly for their social significance and prestige. The word indicates some great moment, something of great weight, the importance of a thing highly esteemed for its excellence and glory. A thing is megas or "great" when it is deemed to be most excellent, splendid, glorious, something on a grand scale, that is stately, above the rest. The word references the external form of the sensible appearance of things (or of persons) and thus implies moral and legislative authority to define appropriate limitations and to guide those not so qualified.
This is precisely the role the Church has usurped for itself since the days of Constantine and the Nicean Counsel. Babylon the Great will be the end result of this globalist world view as described by Rebbe Y'shua for Prophet John and delineated within the messages to the Seven Church Ages (Revelation 2 and 3). Of the final period of Church history our Rebbe says:
Rev 3:15: "I know what you are doing: you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were either one or the other!
16 So, because you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth!
17 For you keep saying, 'I am rich, I have gotten rich, I don't need a thing!' You don't know that you are the one who is wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked!
18 My advice to you is to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be dressed and not have to be ashamed of your nakedness; and eye salve to rub on your eyes, so that you may see.
19 As for me, I rebuke and discipline everyone I love; so exert yourselves, and turn from your sins!
But as an institution she will never repent! She will lead the world in the worship of the Son of Perdition.
As the religions of the world unite they are vomited out into the Seven Year Tribulation Period where the Whore of Babylon will prostitute herself with the coming global dictator only to find herself utterly abused, abandoned, and disgraced.

Her Name: The Mother of Harlots

Referencing her as the great whore (or porne) speaks to the woman's spiritual "fornications." Spiritual fornication occurs when one 'goes after other gods'. For example:
KJV: Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
A whore sells her/his favors for money, power or fame. Babylon the Great, "this woman Jezebel," (Revelation 2:20) has had illicit relations with the kings of the earth in order to curry their favors. She has taken the reformed Jewish teachings of Rebbe Y'shua and blended them into something quite different in her filthy "cup." Several of the doctrines developed and codified by the Catholic (Universal) Church are fundamentally opposed to the teachings and mitzvot (commandments) of the Written Torah, Tanakh and teachings of Rebbe Y'shua. I discuss many of these elsewhere on this site.
In order to gain acceptance from the widest possible audience for Constantine's New Globalist Religion deals were cut with many of the Pagan religions of Rome that undermined biblical truth. The resulting new doctrines were codified at Nicea and elsewhere and made mandatory for all "Christians." Failure to embrace these new doctrines led to the death of millions of sincere people, both Jews and Pagans.
Babylonian religion has given birth to many daughters who follow in her whorish footsteps. Through the split between the Roman and Eastern Church, the excommunication/leaving of the English (Anglican) communion, the Protestant Reformation and so on, Constantine's whorish Church has produced countless "daughters" and they all cling to the reworked fables of ancient Babylon rather than to the monotheism and glorification of the God of Israel.
The Anglican and Protestant reformers sincerely sought to return "the Church" to its historic biblical roots but by the time these Catholic priests rebelled against the Papacy the Pagan teachings and influences of Babylon, the edited Catholic Bible (that replaced the original Hebrew New Testament), as well as the rampant Anti-Semitism and fears of "Judaizing", had become so thoroughly entrenched within Christian dogma and society that that they failed to restored the Derech HaShem. This failure resulted in innumerable Protestant Church splits and the gradual development of competing sects and heterodoxies that largely emerged from Protestant sources. This religious confusion became so severe that people today understandably scratch their heads and wonder if there is any truth to be realized in Christianity at all! Most Nicene Christians now accept as fact the Secular Humanist teachings of evolution, the origins of the species, relativism and so on. Most now regard much of the Torah as myth! For many their knowledge of Torah consists of a few Bible stories.
These people will make easy converts for the coming Son of Perdition! His surety, his power, charisma and the miracles he will perform will deceive the world entire. Only 144,000 Israelites and a "great multitude of Gentiles" will reject his lies and stand for HaShem.
And lastly,

Her Name: Abominations of the Earth

The Nicolaitan Mother Harlot perverted that which had been delivered to her as pure (the refined Judaism of Torah Teacher Y'shua). Her Pagan priests and bishops mixed the Truth of God with the impurities of the Babylonian paradigm. Arguably the darkest and most horrific period in human history thus far occurred during the years when the Christian Church ruled supreme! Then came the Shoah. But what lies ahead will be worse than these (Matthew 24:21)!
Matthew 24:21 For there will be trouble then worse than there has ever been from the beginning of the world until now, and there will be nothing like it again!
22 Indeed, if the length of this time had not been limited, no one would survive; but for the sake of those who have been chosen [i.e. the Jews], its length will be limited.
The prophecy this study began with continues:
KJV: Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
The "Beast" then is the coming world dictator, the man called Antichrist, Little Horn or Rex Mundi. This coming global despot "was" in that he lived as man of this earth, then he "was not" in that he will be assassinated after committing "the abomination of desolation" in the rebuilt Temple (Matthew 24:15), and then "he will be again" when he rises from the dead in sight of the world for the the final three and a half years as Heylel (Lucifer) incarnate.
Three and a half years after his resurrection from the dead the true Moshiach will confine Heylel to perdition for 1000 years. There he will await the final battle.
When the thousand year Kingdom of Y'shua haMelekh has run its course the "Beast" "will ascend out of the bottomless pit," which is to say that he will be allowed by HaShem and Y'shua haMelekh to return to the earth for the failed conclusion of his rebellion.
The Whore of Babylon will "ride" on the back of the coming global dictator thinking she is manipulating him. The truth will be the opposite however. Rex Mundi will play the harlot for a fool until she is not longer useful to him (Revelation 17:16 ).
That the Harlot will have her seat in Rome is made clear here:
Revelation 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth....
Rome of course is world renowned as the City of Seven Hills. Rome of course is also the site of Vatican City, the world's smallest country and headquarters of the Nicolaitan Catholic Church which, like the Islamic Ummah, is both a religion and a recognized political body.
17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Babylon the Great will be a global power overseeing many peoples.
17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
In an effort to restore some of the previous political and spiritual power of the Roman Church, the Church will "make a deal with the Devil" and proclaim the coming global dictator to be the Second Coming of Jesus. Of this service we read:
Revelation 19:20 And the beast [Rex Mundi] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image....
As long as this relationship benefits the Rex Mundi he will accept it, even allowing the Papacy to appear to "ride" on his back (control him). As I describe elsewhere, the coming global dictator will first appear to be a great humanitarian and world savior, but as the verses above indicate, he will be assassinated and then rise from the dead as the Beast: Heylel incarnate. The coming global dictator will die an evil and hypocritical human being but he will arise as the physical embodiment of Lucifer himself. Then will begin the Great Tribulation, the last three and a half years of human rule and the end of the Times of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24). When this publicly witnessed resurrection happens, the Rex Mundi, Lucifer, the true Bilderberg, Bavarian, Nephilim Master, will turn on the False Prophet and his Church and destroy it utterly.
17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
17:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [i.e. Y'shua HaMoshiach], and against his army.
This brings us to the return of Y'shua HaMoshiach:
Revelation 19:10 And I [John] fell at his feet to worship him [the angel guiding him]. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Y'shua: worship God: for the testimony of Y'shua is the spirit of prophecy. Worship God: for the testimony of Y'shua is the spirit of prophecy.
Note that redeemed and purified talmidim of Rebbe Y'shua are told to worship God for sending Y'shua ˆaMelekh Y'shua always pointed us to HaShem, the One True God.
Rebbe Y'shua calls to you: "My people, come out of her! so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not be infected by her plagues,
for her sins are a sticky mass piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
(Revelation 18:4,5)
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