The Harlot

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In the book of Revelation we see a clear description of who the harlot is. We first need to understand that the world and it’s professed Christian denominations today that are among the modern day Protestantism are saying that this is a literal woman who goes around committing fornication with the kings of the earth (leaders in the governments of the world today), when that is not nessasarily true. This is to be looked at with our Spiritual eyes and not in the literal understanding. However, she does go around committing fornication with the kings of the earth. What does the Bible have to say about a woman? Then let us see what the Bible has to say about an impure woman.

Symbol : = WOMAN, PURE

Meaning: = TRUE CHURCH

Scriptural facts:

Jeremiah 6:2, "I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman."


Isaiah 51:16, "And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people."


2 Corinthians 11:2, "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."


Ephesians 5:22-33, "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That 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. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."


The Word clearly says that a woman in Bible prophecy is talking about His church. What Revelation 17 is talking about is a impure woman who fornicates against Christ. She yokes up with the kings of the earth rather than remaining with Christ who is to be her first love. We are not to yoke the church with the state as Christ said in Matthew 12:17, “And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him. ”

The pure woman in Bible prophecy means the church of God. The true church that is on earth. This true church will keep the law and have the faith of Jesus. Isaiah 8:20; John 14:15; Revelation 14:12; Revelation 22:14. So, what is an impure woman?

Symbol : = WOMAN, IMPURE


Meaning: = APOSTATE CHURCH


Scriptural facts:

Ezekiel 23:2-21, "Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother: And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity. And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses. Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself. Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her. Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted. These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her. And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms. She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men. Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way, And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion, Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity: And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them. So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister. Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses. Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth."


Revelation 14:4, "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb."


Hosea 2:5, "For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink."


Hosea 3:1, "Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine."


Ezekiel 16:15-58, "But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so. Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them, And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD. Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood. And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;) That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms. Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way. Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire; But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband! They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom. And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary. Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them; Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness. And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords. And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more. So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry. Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations. Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter. Thou art thy mother's daughter, that lotheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters, which lothed their husbands and their children: your mother was an Hittite, and your father an Amorite. And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways. As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done. Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified thy sisters. When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them: That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate. For thy sister Sodom was not mentioned by thy mouth in the day of thy pride, Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about. Thou hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the LORD."

The impure woman is one who does not obey God and does not have the faith of Jesus, but only a profession of faith. True faith in God will reflect His law in perfect obedience as Christ was our walking example. 1 Peter 2:21. Now before we get down to figuring out who the harlot is, the Mother of Harlots is we need to also take a good look at what the term Babylon means which is the foundation or doctrine that this whore preaches and reflects. Remember, satan is the author of confusion. Babylon is confusion and if we drink from this cup we ourselves will become drunk like most of the world is currently doing. They are drunk with the wine of the whore.

Symbol: = BABYLON

Meaning = RELIGIOUS APOSTASY / CONFUSION

Scriptural facts:

Genesis 10:8-10, "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."


Genesis 11:6-9, "And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."


Revelation 18:2-3, "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. 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."


Revelation 17:1-5, "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 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. 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. 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: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

WHO  AND  WHAT  IS  BABYLON ?
Descriptions and delineations of the characteristics of Babylon derived from the Bible

(See if your church exhibits any of these characteristics, and be sure to look at the possible spiritual meaning to the characteristic.  NOTE: Not every characteristic needs to be seen before your church can become Babylon)

1.   Abundant in treasures--Jeremiah 51:13.

2.   All connected with her are made rich (not riches of heaven)--Revelation 18:19.

3.   Are liars--Jeremiah 50:36.

4.   Are mad (lost their reason) upon their idols--Jeremiah 50:38.

5.   Beasts inhabit--Isaiah 13:21-22.

6.   Believes that God does not dwell with humanity (Christ's nature before fall)--Daniel 2:11.

7.   Believes they are gods--Isaiah 47:8, 10.

8.   Besieges God's professed church until it falls captive--2 Kings 24:10-12, 25:1-4; Jeremiah 39:1-2.

9.   Breaks bones of God's people--Jeremiah 50:17.

10.  Breaks down walls of God's professed church--2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Ezra 5:12; Jeremiah 39:8.

11.  Builds city and tower whose top reaches unto heaven--Genesis 11:4.

12.  Builds great image of man for all to worship--Daniel 3:1-7.

13.  Burns with fire God's professed church--2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Jeremiah 21:10, 38:23, 39:8.

14.  Camps against God's professed church until is succumbs--Jeremiah 52:4-7.

15.  Carries away treasures (precious truths) out of God's once faithful church--2 Kings 24:13; 2 Chron 36:7, 10, 18.

16.  Carries away all the mighty men--2 Kings 24:14.

17.  Casts out God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.

18.  Causes God's people to be slain--Jeremiah 51:49.

19.  Celebration is in her midst--Jeremiah 51:39.

20.  Commands all to worship image of man at sound of music--Daniel 3:1-7.

21.  Completely captivates majority of members until only a remnant remain--2 Kings 25:11-12, 22; 2 Chronicles 36:20;  Ezra 5:12; Jeremiah 39:9-10, 40:11.

22.  Completely removes all precious vessels which were once held by God's church--2 Kings 25:13-17.

23.  Connected with hell--Isaiah 14:9.

24.  Connected with Mysteries of spiritualism--Revelation 17:5.

25.  Connected with scarlet-colored beast (secret societies)--Revelation 17:3.

26.  Connected with ships (other churches)--Revelation 18:17.

27.  Connected with spiritualism--Ezekiel 21:21.

28.  Corrupts earth with fornication--Revelation 19:2.

29.  Crushes God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.

30.  Cuts down people as trees--Isaiah 14:8.

31.  Cuts in pieces precious vessels of God's once faithful church--2 Kings 24:13, 25:13; 2 Chronicles 36:19.

32.  Deals in slaves--Revelation 18:13.

33.  Deals in souls of men--Revelation 18:13.

34.  Deceives by sorceries--Revelation 18:23.

35.  Defiles sacred vessels and precious things of God's design--Daniel 5:2-4.

36.  Destroys all the earth--Jeremiah 51:25.

37.  Destroys God's heritage--Jeremiah 50:11.

38.  Devours God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.

39.  Does evil among God's people--Jeremiah 51:24.

40.  Does not consider her possible destruction (does not lay these things to heart)--Isaiah 47:7.

41.  Does not glorify God--Daniel 5:23.

42.  Does not remember warnings given about her destruction--Isaiah 47:7.

43.  Does not want to fight outwardly--Jeremiah 51:30.

44.  Does violence to God's people--Jeremiah 51:35.

45.  Does what she wants to, yet believes she will see no sorrow (no punishment or judgment for her actions)-- Revelation 18:7.

46.  Drunken with the blood of God's saints--Revelation 17:6.

47.  Dwells carelessly--Isaiah 47:8.

48.  Dwells upon many waters--Jeremiah 51:13.

49.  Employs reapers to harvest fields (sown with seeds of falsehood)--Jeremiah 50:16.

50.  Employs sowers (to spread seeds of falsehood)--Jeremiah 50:16.

51.  Fears not the Lord--2 Kings 17:25.

52.  Full of astonishment--Jeremiah 25:10.

53.  Full of falsehoods--Jeremiah 51:17.

54.  Full of pomp--Isaiah 14:11.

55.  Full of unclean birds--Jeremiah 50:39.

56.  Full of wild beasts--Jeremiah 50:39.

57.  Full of vanity--Jeremiah 51:18.

58.  Given to pleasure--Isaiah 47:8.

59.  Glorifies herself--Revelation 18:7.

60.  Great majority of wise men are liars and corrupt--Daniel 2:2, 9.

61.  Grows fat (on sin)--Jeremiah 50:11.

62.  Has broad walls--Jeremiah 51:58.

63.  Has daughters--Jeremiah 50:42.

64.  Has high gates--Jeremiah 51:58.

65.  Has trial (inquisition) to determine crimes against her decrees--Daniel 3:13-15.

66.  Heart is lifted up--Daniel 5:20.

67.  Her captains are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.

68.  Her cities (churches) are a dry land (no refreshing of the latter rain)--Jeremiah 51:43.

69.  Her cities (churches) are a wilderness--Jeremiah 51:43.

70.  Her cities (churches) are desolate (no Saviour)--Jeremiah 51:43.

71.  Her cry (glory) is found in ships--Isaiah 43:14.

72.  Her men are brutish in their own knowledge--Jeremiah 51:17.

73.  Her mighty men are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.

74.  Her princes are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.

75.  Her rulers are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.

76.  Her waves (ministers--those raised up above the level of the sea or people) do roar--Jeremiah 51:55.

77.  Her wise men are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.

78.  Highest leader becomes angry when his will is disregarded for God's will--Daniel 3:19.

79.  Highest leader makes hasty decisions--Daniel 2:15.

80.  Holds God's people captive--Jeremiah 50:33.

81.  Is clothed in gorgeous apparel (but not the robe of Christ's righteousness)--Revelation 17:4, 18:16.

82.  Is covetous--Jeremiah 51:13.

83.  Is desolate--Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 17:6.

84.  Is filled with delicacies--Jeremiah 51:34.

85.  Is full of abominations--Revelation 17:4.

86.  Is full of filthiness--Revelation 17:4.

87.  Is full of mingled-people (mixed-multitude)--Jeremiah 50:37.

88.  Is great and mighty in eyes of world--Revelation 17:18, 18:10, 16.

89.  Is intimately connected with merchants--Isaiah 47:15; Revelation 18:3.

90.  Is lustful--Revelation 18:14.

91.  Is naked--Revelation 17:16; Isaiah 47:3.

92.  Is perverted--Isaiah 47:10.

93.  Is proud against the Lord--Jeremiah 50:29, 31-32.

94.  Keeps God's people captive as prisoners--Isaiah 14:17.

95.  Language was confounded (confused)--Genesis 11:7-9.

96.  Lifts up self against the Lord--Daniel 5:23.

97.  Lives deliciously--Revelation 18:7

98.  Lucifer is her king--Isaiah 14:4, 12.

99.  Made up of many nations (churches) flowing (uniting) into one--Jeremiah 51:44.

100. Makes all nations (churches) commit fornication with her--Revelation 14:8, 18:3.

101. Makes all nations (churches) drink of her wine (false doctrines)--Revelation 14:8, 18:3

102. Makes all the earth drunken--Jeremiah 51:7; Revelation 17:2.

103. Makes all the earth mad (without reason)--Jeremiah 51:7.

104. Makes God's people empty--Jeremiah 51:34.

105. Makes inhabitants of earth commit fornication with her--Revelation 17:2.

106. Mind hardened by pride--Daniel 5:20.

107. Mounts up to heaven--Jeremiah 51:53.

108. Not humble of heart, even though aware of God's will--Daniel 5:22.

109. Once had (heavenly) craftsmen in her, but no more--Revelation 18:22.

110. Once had (heavenly) music in her, but no more--Revelation 18:22.

111. Once had the light of a candle in her, but no more (no more light of God's truths--candlestick removed)--Jeremiah  25:10; Revelation 18:23.

112. Once had the sound of a millstone in her (grinding out seed or hammering out the truth), but no more--Jeremiah  25:10; Revelation 18:22.

113. Once had the voice of the bride in her (was once the true church), but no more--Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 18:23.

114. Once had the voice of the Bridegroom (Christ) in her, but no more--Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 18:23.

115. Once had the voice of gladness (gospel of Christ) within, but no more--Jeremiah 25:10.

116. Once had the voice of mirth within, but no more--Jeremiah 25:10.

117. Once was clean and pure, but now is a cage (closed structure) of every unclean and hateful bird--Revelation 18:2.

118. Once was the habitation of God's angels, but now is the habitation of devils--Revelation 18:2.

119. Once was the hold of the Holy Spirit, but now is the hold of every foul spirit--Revelation 18:2.

120. Oppresses--Isaiah 14:4; Jeremiah 50:16, 33.

121. Persecutes by fire all who do not bow and worship image of man--Daniel 3:6.

122. Places relatives in high positions of leadership (nepotism)--2 Kings 24:17.

123. Practices abundant enchantments--Isaiah 47:8, 12.

124. Practices divination--Ezekiel 21:21.

125. Practices sorcery--Isaiah 47:9, 12.

126. Produces evildoers--Isaiah 14:20.

127. Produces other harlots--Revelation 17:5.

128. Puts on pretense of piety--Isaiah 47:1.

129. Refuses to be healed of sin--Jeremiah 51:9.

130. Refuses to let go of God's people--Jeremiah 50:33.

131. Reigns over others--Revelation 17:18.

132. Reigns without a king (being a widow, or divorced by Husband)--Revelation 18:7.

133. Replaces God's people with pagan believers--2 Kings 17:24.

134. Sins have reached unto heaven (corporate probation closed)--Revelation 18:5.

135. Sits on seven hills--Revelation 17:9.

136. Sits upon many waters--Revelation 17:1, 15.

137. Shows no mercy--Isaiah 47:6.

138. Shows no respect for age--Isaiah 47:6.

139. Sleeps a perpetual sleep--Jeremiah 51:39.

140. Smites--Isaiah 14:6.

141. Speaks with a great voice--Jeremiah 51:55.

142. Strives against the Lord--Jeremiah 50:24.

143. Swallows up God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.

144. Takes away precious things belonging to God's people--Isaiah 39:6.

145. Teaches immortality of the soul (a lady for ever)--Isaiah 47:7.

146. Teaches that she will never be destroyed (a lady or church for ever)--Isaiah 47:7.

147. The praise of the whole earth--Jeremiah 51:41.

148. Tries to be worshiped as God--Isaiah 14:14.

149. Tries to hide her nakedness--Isaiah 47:3.

150. Tries to hide her shame--Isaiah 47:3.

151. Tries to make themselves a name--Genesis 11:4.

152. Tries to prevent separation (lest we be scattered)--Genesis 11:4.

153. Tries to serve God and false gods at same time--2 Kings 17:32-33.

154. Tries to unite all into one--Genesis 11:4.

155. Trusts in wickedness--Isaiah 47:10.

156. Unites God's precious vessels (truths) with corrupt vessels (false doctrines)--Ezra 5:14.

157. Uses intimidation to bring about submission of will to worship image of man--Daniel 3:13-15.

158. Uses slime as mortar for the walls of Babylon--Genesis 11:3.

159. Waters are dried up--Jeremiah 50:38.

160. Worships false gods--Isaiah 21:9.

161. Worships idols--Jeremiah 50:2.


Why  Does  God's  Once  Faithful  Church  Become  Part  of  Babylon

1.   Because her precious vessels are removed--Daniel 1:2.

2.   Because her precious vessels are united with Babylonian treasures--Daniel 1:2.

3.   Because her shepherds (ministers) caused their sheep (members) to go astray--Jeremiah 50:6.

4.   Because her sins reach unto heaven (corporate probation closed)--Jeremiah 51:9.

5.   Because her strength is placed in the church, not in God--Ezekiel 24:2, 21.

6.   Because highest leader becomes blind--2 Kings 25:7; Jeremiah 39:7; Jeremiah 52:11.

7.   Because highest leader does evil in God's sight--2 Chronicles 36:5.

8.   Because highest leader hardens neck against God--2 Chronicles 36:13.

9.   Because highest leader is among thorns--2 Chronicles 33:11.

10.  Because highest leader makes covenant with Babylon leaders--Ezekiel 17:13.

11.  Because highest leader stiffens neck against God--2 Chronicles 36:13.

12.  Because majority of leaders and ministers follow after the abominations of other nations (churches)--2 Chron 36:14.

13.  Because majority of leaders and ministers transgress against God--2 Chronicles 36:14.

14.  Because of a famine occurring (no word of God) in midst of church--Jeremiah 52:6.

15.  Because of arrogance--Isaiah 14:5.

16.  Because of evil--Isaiah 13:11.

17.  Because of evil doing--Jeremiah 32:30, 32.

18.  Because of iniquity--Ezekiel 24:2, 23.

19.  Because of pride--Isaiah 14:5.

20.  Because of worshiping false gods--Acts 7:43.

21.  Because of rebellion--Ezekiel 17:12, 24:3.

22.  Because of there being no bread (no Saviour) in midst of church--Jeremiah 52:6.

23.  Because of transgressions--1 Chronicles 9:1.

24.  Because of wickedness--Isaiah 14:5.

25.  Because she allowed abominations to be practiced in midst--Jeremiah 32:33.

26.  Because she allowed scum to remain within her--Ezekiel 24:2, 6.

27.  Because she allowed strangers into midst--Jeremiah 51:51.

28.  Because she became polluted--2 Chronicles 36:14.

29.  Because she broke covenant made with God--Ezekiel 17:19.

30.  Because she chose to unite with Egypt (world) which occurs just before becoming part of Babylon--Ezek 17:15-18.

31.  Because she despises oath made with God--Ezekiel 17:19.

32.  Because she filled land (whole structure) with sin against the Lord--Jeremiah 51:5.

33.  Because she follows other gods--Jeremiah 32:35.

34.  Because she forgot her resting place (Jesus)--Jeremiah 50:6.

35.  Because she forgot sacredness of God's Sabbath--2 Chronicles 36:21.

36.  Because she harkened not to God's instructions--Jeremiah 32:33, 36:31.

37.  Because she is full of blood--Ezekiel 24:2, 6-9.

38.  Because she is full of filthiness--Ezekiel 24:2, 11.

39.  Because she is full of iniquity--Isaiah 14:5.

40.  Because she is full of lewdness--Ezekiel 24:2, 13.

41.  Because she is full of lies--Ezekiel 24:2, 12.

42.  Because she obeyed not God's voice--Jeremiah 40:2-3.

43.  Because she provoked God to anger--Jeremiah 32:32.

44.  Because she provoked God to wrath--Ezra 5:12.

45.  Because she refuses to be purged by God--Ezekiel 24: 2, 13.

46.  Because she sacrificed her children to false gods--Jeremiah 32:35.

47.  Because she sinned against the Lord--Jeremiah 50:7.

48.  Because she trespassed against God--Ezekiel 17:20.

49.  Because she turned back and not face to God--Jeremiah 32:33.

50.  Because the desire of her eyes was for the church, not for God--Ezekiel 24:2, 21.

51.  Because the joy of her glory was not Jesus--Ezekiel 24:2, 25.


Principles  and  Things  to  Remember  About  Babylon

1.   All inhabitants (members) are partakers of Babylon's sins--Revelation 18:4.

2.   All inhabitants (members) are to receive of Babylon's judgments or plagues--Revelation 18:4.

3.   All inhabitants (members) will fall in the midst of Babylon--Jeremiah 51:47.

4.   All who are part of, or joined with, Babylon shall be destroyed--Isaiah 13:15, 14:22.

5.   Babylon falls piece by piece--Jeremiah 51:31.

6.   Babylon is likened to a destroying mountain--Jeremiah 51:25.

7.   Babylon is the dwelling place for dragons--Jeremiah 51:37.

8.   Babylon will fall suddenly and is completely unaware--Jeremiah 50:24, 51:8.

9.   Blood is upon all the inhabitants (members) of Babylon--Jeremiah 51:35.

10.  Even highest leader of Babylon will fall down and worship at feet of God's saints--Daniel 2:46.

11.  Even the ungodly realized that God's once chosen and faithful church was part of Babylon because she obeyed  not God's voice--Jeremiah 40:2-3.

12.  God's once faithful church became connected with Babylon, but while many of His professed people were being  slain because of it, God extended mercy to those who had no connection with the rebellious church--Jeremiah  39:16-18.

13.  God's once faithful church makes covenant with Babylon, but after it is made, the only way the church can continue  to stand is by continuing with covenant--Ezekiel 17:14.

14.  God restores all His precious vessels (truths) only to those who separate from Babylon--Ezra 1:11, 5:14-15, 6:5.

15.  God's true people are to be delivered from midst of Babylon--Micah 4:10; Zechariah 2:7.

16.  Highest leader of God's professed church was captured and made prisoner, but finally gave up warfare and agreed  to become a leader in Babylon--2 Kings 25:27-30; Jeremiah 52:31-34.

17.  Kings of the earth commit fornication with Babylon--Revelation 17:2, 18:3.

18.  Merchants lived on Babylon's delicacies--Revelation 18:3.

19.  Message of the fall of Babylon begins the time of harvest--Jeremiah 51:27, 33.

20.  Names changed when become part of Babylon--Daniel 1:7.

21.  No one is forced to leave Babylon to rebuild God's church--Ezra 7:13.

22.  Only health reform kept a small remnant pure while in Babylon--Daniel 1:8, 16.

23.  Only those who separated from Babylon to rebuilt God's church, and who were of one accord, can be written down  on the new membership list of God's church--Nehemiah 7:5-13, 8:1.

24.  Only those who separate from Babylon will have God's covenant of peace--Jeremiah 32:36-44.

25.  Some of those who separate from Babylon are made to wear crowns of gold--Zechariah 6:10-15.

26.  Souls are held guilty of Babylon's sins if remain part of her--Jeremiah 51:6.

27.  Souls are lost if they remain part of Babylon--Jeremiah 51:6.

28.  Takes about three years to try and defile and corrupt God's people with Babylonian meat and wine--Dan 1:5, 8.

29.  The blood of all God's servants is found within Babylon--Revelation 18:24, 19:2.

30.  The least (weakest) of God's flock brings Babylon down--Jeremiah 50:45.

31.  There were three different attacks against church until it was completely conquered--Jeremiah 52:28-30.

32.  Those who separate to rebuild God's church are supported with freewill gifts--Ezra 7:15-17.

33.  Three parts make up Babylon the great--Revelation 16:19.

34.  When Babylon captures church only a poor remnant left--Jeremiah 52:16.

35.  When Babylon captures church she breaks down all her walls--Jeremiah 52:14.

36.  When Babylon captures church she breaks down all the great pillars supporting it--Jeremiah 52:17, 20-23.

37.  When Babylon captures church she burns it with fire--Jeremiah 52:13.

38.  When Babylon captures church she takes away all the precious vessels (truths)--Jeremiah 52:18-19.

39.  When church becomes part of Babylon, blindness occurs (eyes put out) and cannot really see that church and  membership are indeed part of Babylon--Jeremiah 39:7; Ezekiel 12:13.

40.  When church becomes part of Babylon, her members become lost sheep--Jeremiah 50:6.

41.  When God calls for His people to separate from Babylon, it is a new beginning (1st day of 1st month)--Ezra 7:9.

Source taken from: RemnantofGod.org

Again, Babylon is confusion and it is the place of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her along with many others. The world has waxed rich because of her, rich in lies, fables and false doctrines. This church has fallen under the judgment of Christ and soon the wrath of God will be poured out on her. This woman is arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, decked with fine gold that she had gained from all her killings and thiefs. She has a gold cup in her hand, both spiritually and literally. Let take a journey in the book of Revelation ch.17 and 18. Let us put the peices together and figure out and see how accurate the Word of God is.

Revelation Chapter 17
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." 

Understanding:

The apostle John is describing here how an angel that was holding the seven vials did talk with him, saying, come up here, I will show unto you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters. There are a few things to look at here. First, we have an angel hold the seven vials. What are the seven vials? What do they contain? And who are they for? Revelation 15:7, “And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.” The Vials contain the wrath of GOD. This is the execution of the Lord’s just judgment on the whore, harlot and unrepentant sinners. 1 John 3:4, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” Revelation 22:14, “Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Those who fail to keep the law, willingly break the law as we see the Vatican teaching the world today to do today will all be punished for not repenting. That very law that they hate to keep will eventually destroy them. Now, what about the waters? What does “many waters” mean? Revelation 17:15, “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” So, the “many waters” where the whore sits are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. These will all be judged with the whore for taking part in her iniquities/sin! By the way, another final thing to look at here in regards to the judgment, when did the judgment start to take place? Answer: In 1844. First on the house of God then it transfers over to the wicked. Revelation 17 is to be understood as beginning at the "time of the judgment", which in fact started when Christ stepped into the Most Holy Place to do the investigative judgment. The judgment started at the end of the 2300 year prophecy of Daniel in 1844ad. How do we know? In those days the children of God were trying so hard to figure out the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation because the Bible says, that the little book was to be understood. Revelation 10:9-10. When God offers the book to be eaten it means that you will eat it and understand what it says. So, the children of God understood most of what the book was saying and got even the time correct. The thing that they got wrong was Christ returning to earth. They thought that the prophecies revealed to them that Christ was returning to earth, but not realizing that our High priest was stepping into the Most Holy Place to start the judgment and not coming the second time. This event God prophesied to happen in Revelation 10:10, “And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.” When they thought that Christ was returning it was a wonderful and happy thought of an event, but when they did not see Christ return it was bitter in their belly. That would have made me very sad too! They later realized this was a prophesied event. It was a shaking that took place in their time as well with this verse and it's fulfillment. Many people gave up and went back home and stopped believing the truth. They fell away like so many do today because they don't continue to search the scriptures.

By the way, another thing to look at is the time frame of Daniel chapter 7 judgment scene...

  • Daniel 7:10, "... the judgment was set, and the books were opened."

 ...Revelation 10 and the little book...

  • Revelation 10:10, "And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter."

...the preaching of the first angel’s message…

Revelation 14:6-7, "...for the hour of his judgment is come:..."


To be continued... ending date 8-19-12
17:2, "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."

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17:3, "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."

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 17:4, "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." 

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 17:5, "And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." 

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 17:6, "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." 

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 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." 

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 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." 

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17:9, "And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." 

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 17:10, "And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space." 

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 17:11, "And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition." 

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 17:12, "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." 

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 17:13, "These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." 

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 17:14, "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful." 

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17:15, "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." 

Understanding:

 


 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." 

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 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." 

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 17:18, "And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." 

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Revelation Chapter 18
18:1,        And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 

Understanding:

 


 18:2,       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. 

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 18:3,       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. 

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 18:4,       And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 

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 18:5,       For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 

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 18:6,       Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 

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 18:7,       How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 

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 18:8,       Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her. 

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 18:9,       And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 

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 18:10,    Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 

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 18:11,    And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 

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 18:12,    The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 

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 18:13,    And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 

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 18:14,    And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 

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 18:15,    The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 

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 18:16,    And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 

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 18:17,    For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 

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 18:18,    And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city! 

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 18:19,    And 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. 

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 18:20,    Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 

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 18:21,    And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 

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 18:22,    And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft [he be], shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 

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 18:23,    And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. 

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 18:24,    And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.   

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