Pamphlet 1902 Rev. kc 47-1
will not be "Jesus in Jerusalem" when the spurious messiah arrives.
It will be "Satan in Babylon"!
In chapter 17 we learned
that the great whore who "sitteth upon many
waters (peoples of the world)",
was is not a woman at all, but is in fact that Great City,
which will reign over the kings of the earth,
the city where the beast, Satan, sits atop the one world political and religious systems,
the city in which the son of perdition sits in the temple and claims he is Jesus Christ.
The woman is that great city, Jerusalem, where also our Lord was crucified.
Let's review the last
verse of chapter 17 so that no one
gets any brainy idea to identify the woman as something other than that great city.
Rev. 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
That special name is MUSTERION,
the Greek word translated MYSTERY,
which means "false religion" disguised as "true religion",
i.e. it is hidden from being seen for what it really is.
It is really BABYLON which we documented means CONFUSION.
And so we see and understand why people are confused!
They believe their religion, their church, is right and holy and pure and good!
cannot see that they have already been led astray from the TRUTH by the
traditions of men,
perpetuated by Biblically illiterate pastors and ministers,
though many are well meaning, who follow the doctrines of their church.
But they lead our people astray from the God's Word and let them wander the hills of confusion!
Is something new?
Not a chance!
It's been going on since
ancient Babylon who "hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand,
that made all the earth drunken:
the nations have drunken of her wine;
therefore the nations are mad (Jeremiah 51:7)."
order for us to more fully understand this chapter 18 of Revelation
we all need to go back and read the 50th and 51st chapters of the Book of Jeremiah.
It concerns Babylon and
it will read much like that which we shall read in Revelation 18
and it is relative to TODAY!
The apostle Paul taught us a principle that we must always remember as we study God's Word.
And that is that the
history of the events that happened to our people occurred
and are recorded as examples for us, in these end times,
TODAY, to LEARN from and SEE in detail the types set forth.
1 Cor. 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
In other words, the world will not call Jerusalem "Babylon".
The great city is not going to be renamed!
You must have the seal of God in your forehead, i.e. have an understanding of God's Word, to know that it will not be "Jesus in Jerusalem" when the spurious messiah arrives.
It will be "Satan in Babylon".
Do you have "eyes" to see that this is what we've been studying for 17 chapters?
Let me repeat that one more time!
It will not be "Jesus in Jerusalem" when the false christ arrives. It will be "Satan in Babylon"!
The false messiah comes
first but he will "Look Like the Lamb Slain",
"With Two Horns", i.e. wielding both the power of King of kings and Lord of lords,
both the powers of the one world political system
and the worldwide religious system with him as Jesus who performs miracles in the sight of men.
Do you remember chapter
Rev. 13:11 "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth;
and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."
The "beast", the "dragon"!
Come on, you know who that is!
We've seen it revealed many times?
In the last chapter, Rev. 17:8, we were even told that the beast is the son of perdition.
What does it take for a person to "see"?
Satan is coming as Jesus Christ and the whole world will believe him!
It is that simple, but the world doesn't see it.
The waters are confused
because they have sipped from the filthy,
muddy, golden cup of Babylon.
And if they don't wake
up they/you will get to share the whore's name,
which is the same as the beast's mark!
Because you'll be a little HARLOT!
You'll be worshipping Satan!
You remember the "Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne?
Well, you'll get
to wear (not literally, of course) the "Scarlet Number"
by Satan the Beast, which is "666" !
So our people are confused and led astray.
Whose fault is that, other than their own for not studying His Word?
Have you read Jeremiah 50 and 51 yet?
Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds (read preachers) have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
I'm sure they are nice people.
with all that as background, and if you understand chapter 17,
then you can read and understand chapter 18 all on your own!
It is simply the judgment and fall of that great city.
Sure, there are a few
English words that don't quite bring forth the full meaning of the Greek,
which we will look up, but even as it is written in the KJV you can read and understand this chapter.
In Pamphlet #1903 we begin.
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