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Summary: Last time we talked about the origin of Babylon and saw from the Bible that it’s roots are from Gen. 10:10 to do with a man named Nimrod. 10And the beginning of his kingdom was Bab-el,-later called Babylon. REVELATION 17 is telling us about the reli

Rev. #57-17:1-3 RELIGIOUS BABYLON 6-5-10

Last time we talked about the origin of Babylon and saw from the Bible that it’s roots are from

Gen. 10:10 to do with a man named Nimrod.

10And the beginning of his kingdom was Bab-el,-later called Babylon.

REVELATION 17 is telling us about the religious system Babylon and chapter 18 is telling us about

the commercial system Babylon.

Both are destroyed in the 7 year tribulation, religious Babylon about the mid way point of the 7

years, she’s destroyed under the direction of the Antichrist as he heads up the Revived Roman

Empire which is made up of the 10 confederated kingdoms of the Revived Union, they’ll hate the

whore, the religious system, and destroy her as they give their complete support to the Antichrist.

V 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. -—This is done because God has put it in their hearts and minds to do so.

The Antichrist about the mid way point desires all worship be directed toward him, he will go into the

temple of God about the mid point of the 7 years and declare himself to be God.

2nd thess.2 3-4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there

come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and

exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the

temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The Antichrist will use the whore just as long as it is to his benefit and then turns on her.

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If you’ll recall back in chapter 16:19 we’re told that at the conclusion of the Trumpet judgments

being poured over the earth that great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her

the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. —Remember there are 3 sets of judgments, {seals-

trumpets-bowls} with the bowls near the end, just prior the return of Christ to set up His Kingdom.

The judgment of these two parts of Babylon occur at different times, as I’ve already told you

religious Babylon is destroyed about the middle of the 7 years, and commercial Babylon near the end.

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> Listen as I read from chapter 17:--religious Babylon.

1And 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’re not told which one of the seven angels with the 7 bowls it was.

- saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth

upon many waters:-

So this angel explains to John and also to you and I that what is about to be told is to do with "the

judgment of" this religious system, the great whore, she’s called "great" because she’s been around

for thousands of years, the sins that she has brought to mankind are very GREAT.

God’s cup of judgment will be pressed to the lips of the harlot; she’ll be made to drink the dregs in

the bottom of the cup of Gods wrath. The Antichrist and the False Prophet will not want her around

after she has served their purpose. Antichrist wants to be worshiped, and he doesn’t want any

competition from the so- called church of that day.

The False Prophet then demands that the world over worship the Antichrist, he will build

a statue of the Antichrist and even bring it to life, the image will demand that people worship

it **** —Turn back to 13: and lets read about the false prophets role when the religious system is destroyed..

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. ^And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the

earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. ^And

he dogh great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of

men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had

power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

We believe this will be shown on world- wide TV as we’re told, "verse 14- saying to them that

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