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A Study of Revelation 17

Mystery Babylon the Great

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 shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

We find this same context (dwells upon many waters), in Jeremiah 51:13. Meeting all the scriptural requirements, this is undoubtedly the USA, the angel is talking about.

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.

The angel is talking about sexual sin. The USA has intoxicated the whole world with her filthy movies, magazines,  pornography; in movies, on TV and the internet.

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.

This whore is riding a red colored beast. The USA today is riding the economic Red Chinese dragon beast. At this point, we are even in debt to this beast for over $2 trillion dollars. Economically we are tied to the G7 countries ( ), and also to the EU, which has divided the world into ten regions

( ). This would account for seven heads and ten horns with the USA the leader.

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:

The woman was clothed in royalty. Her jewels indicate enormous wealth. She represents the harlot church, a prosperous church, filled with sin and spreading her abominations worldwide.


There is the identity of the harlot. There is only one like her in the end times. The only superpower, the only one able to entice the whole world to follow her example of betrayal of Jesus Christ and His church.

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.

Think of Hollywood. Think of the Academy Awards.The harlot, Mystery Babylon the Great, caused the whole world to turn against the true church. She led the world in blaspheming, mocking and persecuting the saints. Through the movies she made, the magazines she printed and over the internet, she portrayed the true saints as evil, hateful and judgmental. She portrayed herself as virtuous, loving and non-judgmental.

Also: Middle East Christians dying in large numbers due to Obama policies (July 2, 2013)

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.

The angel tells John he will explain the mystery of the women and the beast with seven heads and ten horns.

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 leader of this last great world government was the leader once and then will be again. He shall be killed but then resurrected and rule again, ony to be cast alive into the lake of fire at the Battle of Armageddon. All of the people who do not belong to God, whose names were not written in the Lamb's Book Of Life, will follow this leader called the antichrist, the beast and the man of sin. 

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

The seven heads are seven nations and the the women is in charge. The USA sits on the G7 and definitely has the most influence through the Fed, Central Banks and IMF.

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.

There are seven kings that will rule the world kingdoms. Five (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece), have already ruled and gone as the angel is telling John. One (Rome), is ruling, at the time John is given this prophecy. He will go the way of the others and there will be one more at the end of the age, who will only rule a short time.

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

The last world ruler will be killed and then resurrected. He will end up in the Lake of Fire with the false prophet. 

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.

The ten kings who rule the ten regions of the world will be given their power and authority by the last world ruler. 

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

These ten kings will give their power and allegiance to the antichrist.

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.

These kings gather the whole world to Israel and try to stop Jesus from returning to Earth to reign and rule, with His Saints, who are called and chosen and faithful. Jesus Christ will defeat them there.

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

The angel showed John the United States of America. 

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.

These ten kings that are part of the beast shall hate the whore, the USA. They will strip her of her wealth and materialism, taking the best for themselves and then cause her to be attacked in a nuclear war. 

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. These kings are doing the Will of God by supporting the antichrist.

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

The woman, Mystery Babylon the Great, is New York City.