The verses in Revelation are referring to the "judgment' of the "Great Whore" which is not defining its character but rather her actions (sins). These "sins' for which the "judgement" is rendered give us additional clues as to the "Great Whore" These "sins" are though out the bible under similar names.
7 references to "Fornication"
1 reference to "Blasphemy'
2 references to "abominations"
1 reference to "filthiness"
4 references to "blood of the saints" (twice)
"blood of the martyrs"
"blood of prophets"
1 reference to "drunken with the blood of the sints"
Other characteristics are
Pride ("I sit as a queen,
and am no widow,
and shall see no sorrow")
Third: The church of Jesus Christ has people participating in the activities (sins) of the
"Great Whore". But it specifies that only part of the church or rather individuals
of the church itself are partakers - not the church as a whole. Further it states
that the general population of the world is heavily involved (non-church goers as
well as non christians).
Revelation 02:18 And unto the angel of the church of Thyatira write;
these things saith the Son of God,
who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire,
and his feet like fine brass;
Note: Out of the 7 churches Jesus is speaking to just one of his churches
the church of Thyatira and not just to this specific church but to
certain individuals in the church.
Revelation 02:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience,
and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Revelation 02:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee,
because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel,
which calleth herself a prophetess,
to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication,
and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Note: One of "Jezebel's" sins was to "teach' Jesus servants. The Apostle
Paul clearly states that a "woman" is not to teach 1 Timothy 2:12.
Revelation 02:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication;
and she repented not.
Revelation 18:04 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.
fourth: The name written on her forehead (Revelation 17:05).
"Mystery, Babylon the great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth"
13 words, 65 letters
Sodom Gomorrah (13 letters)
Genesis Chapter 13 verse 13 has thriteen words.
"But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly"
There are only three references to people that are exceedingly wicked.
Sodom & Gomorrah know for sodomites
And Jerusalem noted for being worse than Sodom & Gomorrah in Ezekiel Chapter
9 and again in chapter 16.
Most people that have read the bible associate the reference to the “Great Whore of Babylon” to the book of Revelation. However, the Great Whore of Babylon is all through the bible, having its beginning in the book of Genesis. The book of Revelation is dealing with the judgment of the “Great Whore of Babylon”.
But what is the “Great Whore of Babylon” and what is the sin that is judged?
To understand, perhaps we should look at the life of Jesus. He was not recognized as the messiah when he was on the earth, because he didn’t fit the expected profile of what people expected the messiah to be. He wasn’t the conquering king that liberated the Jews and Jerusalem from the Romans. How could this man, that was obliviously not a warrior, be the physical liberator of the Jews?
Yet, his teachings, (or idea’s) are with us today and He is revered as “The Son of God” by Christians world wide, while the Roman Empire is nothing but dust and old ruins. The phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword” is really saying that an idea is more powerful than a conqueror.
So to understand the "Great Whore of Babylon", and even the "Anti-Christ", we must not make the same mistake of expecting a certain profile. Perhaps it is not an earthly organization that you can point a finger at and say here it is.
We can all agree that if we think that we are going to fail at something, our chances of success are greatly diminished because we have accepted a thought of defeat.
The "thought", "idea" or "belief" that
A single "thought", or "idea" if you will, has on more than one occasion changed the world we live in.
So one should not be surprised that the battle for man kind is in the mind. That’s why Jesus didn’t come the first time as a conqueror and physical liberator, because that’s not where the battle was. He came to give man a new "thought" that was far more powerful than simply overthrowing the, then, ruling Roman government. But we, two thousand years later, are still talking about what Jesus said.
Now the revelation of the "Great Whore of Babylon" is realizing where the battle lies. It’s not a person or organization, per say, but a "thought", an "idea" a "belief".
What could be such an important and powerful "idea" that the
"and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." (a command of God).
The revelation of the “Great Whore of Babylon” is the "idea":
“That woman is equal with man”.
The prophecy about the judgment of the “Great Whore of Babylon” is referring to those who have accepted the "idea" that “woman is Equal with man”.
The "great city" is a reference to a great collection of thoughts associated with, and based on new age ideas regarding women.
“Waters” represent the peoples of the earth.
“Kings of the earth” are the rulers and lawmakers of our time. Who with all their power and might don’t dare to contend with such an “idea”. In fact they prepare their laws to support and defend
This "thought", "idea" or belief and the collection of sociated "thoughts" that only become possible as a result of the primary "idea" the "idea" to illicit favor of those support it.
the "idea" to illicit favor of those support it.