Revelation 17:5 Mystery Babylon

Revelation 17:5 Mystery Babylon

Continuing our study of Revelation 17.

Revelation 17:5  ‘This title was written on her forehead: ‘Mystery Babylon the Great, The Mother of Prostitutes and of the Abominations of the Earth.

We discussed yesterday how the harlot represents a religious/political system that will control most of the world in the end-times. 

There is clearly a connection here with the spirit of the Babylonian Empire of old that held sway in its time, promoting and enforcing its harlot false religions, whilst persecuting Israel.

Isaiah 47:5  ‘Sit in silence, go into the darkness, Daughter of the Babylonians, no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.’

This demonic spirit has passed through the ages, through the generations, establishing cities throughout the world, where it may exercise its domain and influence. Babylon had its moment in time but other cities have emerged since then, to carry on its evil work

This demonic spirit will find an end-time expression on this earth where it will ply its ugly trade on the world-scene, fostering false religions where it can. 

Some have concluded that this end-time city will be Rome or New York for fairly obvious reasons. A more contemporary suggestion would be that of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, or the new city of Neom which is being developed nearby. I would agree with this and we will explore this further in the next chapter. 

Thus we see that Mystery Babylon will be both a religious/political system controlling  most of the world in the end-times and also a world city from which this system will emerge and gain strength.

Revelations 17:6  ‘I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.’ 

The persecution of the saints has always been the demonic trade of the beast in all its historical forms. Here we see the spirit of the harlot revelling in the persecution of the saints and playing her part as well. 

The harlot and the beast are joined in their lust for persecution but it will not go well. 

Thak you for your support

and previously:

  • Revelation 19:11 Faithful and True
    Our testimony is that Jesus has been faithful and true and stood alongside, through every storm that has been thrown at us, and never let go of us ever!
  • Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…
    One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 19:9 Invited
    The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received.For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!
  • Revelation 19:7 Eager Anticipation
    In the same way, we are called to look forward to the day when we meet with Christ Jesus, on the day that he returns in power and glory. He is our blessed hope and our lives lived here on earth should be directed towards this coming moment. 
  • Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!
    I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 

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