|Mystery Babylon Part 2|
The Whore of Babylon & the False Prophet
This is a continuation of the teaching on Mystery Babylon which I discussed here:
The Anti-christ and the Whore of Babylon
I also discuss this on my blog:
Who is Babylon, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet?
I discussed the role of the False Prophet and Mystery Babylon. As I shared there, it is my belief, but by no means am I dogmatic on this, that the Pope will become the False Prophet and the leader and key designer of the One World Religion.
I had issues with such a theory before because a Pope would be aligned with Rome and would not tolerate it’s destruction by the 10 kings who serve the anti-christ…
Rev 17:16 and the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked. And they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
But the current Pope is a Jesuit, and his allegiances are to the corrupt Jesuit order and not the Vatican! I will leave the readers the opportunity to study the evil Jesuits on their own if they wish.
Therefore I see no problem with the current Pope allowing the destruction of the One World Religion by the kings who serve the anti-christ.
You see, the anti-christ will rise to power with the help and use of the One World Religion…
Revelation 17 MKJV
3 And he carried me away into a desert by the Spirit. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored beast, filled with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
These two are intertwined, and I believe so, through the False Prophet. But, it is also possible the False Prophet is not the head of Mystery Babylon, the world will have to wait and see, but I won’t be here to see, as I will be raptured out of here, and so can you:
Are You Prepared for the Blessed Hope?
The Bible says the False Prophet will cause the whole world to worship the anti-christ:
11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. And it had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon.
12 And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those dwelling in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
But for now I wish to discuss with such speed the rise of the One World Religion after the rapture.
By seal #5 a great many of Christians will be killed by the work of the One World Religion:
9 And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Until when, Master, holy and true, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given to each one of them. And it was said to them that they should rest yet for a little time, until both their fellow servants and their brothers (those about to be killed as they were ) should have their number made complete.
It is a guess, but if the world must go through 6 seals, 6 trumpets, and 6 vials or bowls, and the destruction of the One World Religion by the 10 kings, all in 7 years, then this slaughter of the Christians must happen pretty fast, thus the creation and rise of the One World Religion must also rise fast.
It is my belief that these martyrs, are from the murders after the rapture, as those before the rapture will have been resurrected at the rapture and would already have their white robes:
9 After these things I looked, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palms in their hands.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, Who are these who are arrayed in white robes, and from where do they come?
14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are the ones who came out of the great tribulation and have washed their robes, and have whitened them in the blood of the Lamb.
16 They will not hunger any more, nor thirst any more, nor will the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will feed them and will lead them to the fountains of living waters. And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.
And just because Revelation 7 comes after 6, does not mean they are in chronological order, it does not. As we see Mystery Babylon riding the anti-christ in Rev 17!
I think we should take note of Rev 6:9:
…I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.
It does not state:
15 And there was given to it to give a spirit to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might both speak, and might cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
But we do see:
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with a great marveling.
There is a distinction between these 2 kinds of martyrs and is brought forth more here:
Rev 20:4 …I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast nor his image, nor had received his mark on their foreheads, nor in their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Mystery Babylon or the One World Religion will hate the Bible and the witness of Jesus. It is for this they will kill Christians. The False Prophet, with the anti-christ will kill them for not worshiping him (the anti-christ) and for not taking his mark.
When the rapture takes place, and many Christians are left behind, these Christians will be put in a dilemma. Why were they not raptured? They must come to the conclusion, they did not have the extra oil (see here: Oil & the Holy Spirit),
or the rapture was not from God and wasn’t really a rapture! They will believe a lie!
2 Thessalonians 2
1 ¶ Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming,
9 whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie,
12 so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned.
This is when the Latter Rain will occur. Many of these left behind Christians will repent and turn to God, but the door will be closed:
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came. And they who were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.
11 Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.
13 Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of man comes.
I discuss the Latter Rain here:
The Latter Rain/Reign
Because these Christians were not ready, and did not have the extra oil, many will die for their faith. Some believe all will die, but I am not certain:
Matthew 24:13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
I discuss this more here:
Can People be Saved after the Rapture?
And so while a great many will repent and become the Tribulation Saints, many will fall from their faith and join Mystery Babylon. This is called the Great Apostasy and I discuss that here:
The Great Apostasy
I also talk about a 2nd interpretation of apostasy here:
Who is Babylon, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet?
As I have shared in other posts I believe the rapture takes place after Matt 24:8 and before Matt 24:9 as seen here:
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then they will deliver you up to be afflicted and will kill you. And you will be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.
10 And then many will be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Everything before verse 9 is called “The Beginning of Sorrows” which I believe is what we are in now!
But notice what scripture says in 9 & 10! People will betray one another and many will be killed! More evidence this will happen quickly after the rapture!
After the rapture there will come a great division of those who are Christians, many will forsake Christianity and the Bible, and Rome will rise up and throw off all Christianity and become Mystery Babylon. Rome will come to power as in the days of the medieval times, and rulers of nations will heed her. Christianity and the Bible will be outlawed! Previous Christians who turned to Mystery Babylon will report those they know who have repented to Christ. And how will there be so much pointed faith and authority? Why will there be a lack of gray? The age of grace will have ended and it will become a time of miracles and signs. Look at what is next in Matt 24:
11 And many false prophets will rise and deceive many.
So this is another evidence of the False Prophet being the leader of Mystery Babylon, but again we cannot be dogmatic on this.
I talk about the end of the Age of Grace here:
The Time of the Gentiles
But please make note I have changed my mind on the possibility of the timing of the rapture and these events, discussed on that page, and bring the new possibility here:
The Timing of the Rapture
Another interesting note here, showing the sign that the salt has left the Earth, and the Restrainer is gone is the next verse in Matt 24:
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will become cold.
And of coarse we come back to a verse mentioned above as next:
Matthew 24:13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Mystery Babylon will come to fruition quickly after the rapture, and that means if the rapture is imminent, and I believe it is, that preparation must be taking place, thus why I am looking at the current Pope. And he is getting old, so if this is the man, it must come soon.
I take a look at the current Pope under these ideas here:
The False Prophet
Rome will throw off Catholicism and become a hybrid religion, and will gain political power in the earth. And just as Rome persecuted protestants in the medieval days, they will kill Christians again.
While Mystery Babylon will rise fast, it won’t last. The 10 kings don’t want to share power with Mystery Babylon. There is a conflict between Mystery Babylon and the anti-christ. Two I see!
First is the anti-christ wants all to worship him. And while Mystery Babylon will tolerate and work with the anti-christ, she is a mixture of religions and does not focus her attention on the anti-christ.
Second, Mystery Babylon will have political power, and the 10 kings want all power to be with the anti-christ, and delegated to them under him alone.
Mystery Babylon is a tool for the anti-christ to use to gain his power and authority, and will throw off Mystery Babylon in his arrogance and desire for power and worship.
It is my belief the pope, who already opposes scripture, will throw off any secret of such after the rapture and will embrace all religions unto himself to gain power, political and religiously. He will tap into the demonic, reportedly already having done so, to do signs and wonders. He already is a Jesuit and is involved in many evil secrets. Trained and ready, he will rise when the hour comes after the rapture to take hold of the vacancy left by the Restrainer (the church) but will find the anti-christ and switch his allegiances with him. As he finds an even greater demonic power, as satan will possess the anti-christ and rise from the dead.
Now, this is my belief and guess concerning the Pope, as we do not know who the anti-christ or the false prophet are. But we can be more certain of the the way of Mystery Babylon and the martyrs to come.
Once again, I admonish all to make themselves ready and miss all this at the rapture. The extra oil is being Born Again. Believe and pray something like this:
I come to you, to offer my life, not only do I believe in You; in your crucifixion, and your resurrection; but I believe I died with you on the cross. My sin has been paid for, and I also have the resurrected life in me. I offer myself to you, to let You live through me. I will submit to your Holy Spirit to lead me into truth and away from sin. Lord, You are my Shepherd, and I will trust you to lead me to life eternal. Today, I not only call you Savior, but I make You Lord of my life.
In your Holy name I pray,