The Identity of the Antichrist, the Two Beasts of Revelation, and the Whore of Babylon

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A beast in prophecy symbolizes a kingdom, hence why this beast in the book of Daniel was said to symbolize a kingdom,

“He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth… (Daniel 7:23 [NIV])

As such, the first beast of Revelation having multiple heads symbolizes multiple kingdoms, hence why it rises out of the sea,

And I stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw from out of the sea a wild beast ascending, having ten horns and seven heads… (Revelation of John 13:1 [ABP])

Since the sea symbolizes many kinds of peoples and languages,

And he says to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes, and nations, and languages. (Revelation of John 17:15 [ABP])

And so, each head of this first beast symbolizes a series of kingdoms that comes forth chronologically one after the other, with the sixth head as the current ruling power at the time the vision was given,

And there are seven kingsthe five fallen, the one is, the other not yet is come… (Revelation of John 17:10 [ABP])

With one kingdom expected to come, and five kingdoms already fallen. As such, the current ruling kingdom at the time the vision was given were the Romans. And after these seven heads, comes an eighth head, and that is the kingdom that will be in ruling power at the coming of Jesus Christ,

And the beast which was, and is not, even he is eighth, and he is from out of the seven, and he goes unto destruction. (Revelation of John 17:11 [ABP])

As such, just as we observe the first beast rising from many peoples, and just as each head encompasses a large span of time throughout a series of kingdoms, we can also observe a correlation between these other descriptions of the first beast,

And the beast which I saw was likened to a leopard, and his feet as a bear, and his mouth as a mouth of a lion… (Revelation of John 13:2 [ABP])

To the four beasts of a Daniel, which were four kingdoms, where beast one of Daniel was likened to a lion, which relates to the mouth of a lion of the first beast of Revelation, who we came to know as the Babylonians,

And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it. (Daniel 7:3-4 [ESV])

Where the Babylonians are also the head of the great statute Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream,

“Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue–an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold… (Daniel 2:31-32 [NIV])

in your hands he has placed all mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds in the sky. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. (Daniel 2:38 [NIV])

And beast two of Daniel was likened to a bear, which relates to the feet of a bear of the first beast of Revelation, who we came to know as the Medo-Persians,

And behold, another beast,a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side. It had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’ (Daniel 7:5 [ESV])

Where the Medo-Persians are also the ram in the vision of the ram and the goat of Daniel,

In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first. And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the citadel, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal. I raised my eyes and saw, and behold, a ram standing on the bank of the canal. It had two horns, and both horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram charging westward and northward and southward. No beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great. (Daniel 8:1-4 [ESV])

And when he had spoken to me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face to the ground. But he touched me and made me stand up. 19 He said, “Behold, I will make known to you what shall be at the latter end of the indignation, for it refers to the appointed time of the end. 20 As for the ram that you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia. (Daniel 8:18-20 [ESV])

And are also the chest of the great statute Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream,

“Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue–an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance… its chest and arms of silver… (Daniel 2:31-32 [NIV])

After you, another kingdom will arise, inferior to yours.. (Daniel 2:39 [NIV])

And beast three of Daniel was likened to a leopard, which relates to the appearance of a leopard of the first beast of Revelation, who we came to know as the Greeks,

After this I looked, and behold, another, like a leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back. And the beast had four heads, and dominion was given to it. (Daniel 7:6 [ESV])

Where the Greeks are also the goat in the vision of the ram and the goat of Daniel,

As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. He came to the ram with the two horns, which I had seen standing on the bank of the canal, and he ran at him in his powerful wrath. I saw him come close to the ram, and he was enraged against him and struck the ram and broke his two horns. And the ram had no power to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled on him. And there was no one who could rescue the ram from his power. Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven. (Daniel 8:5-8 [ESV])

And the goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn between his eyes is the first king. 22 As for the horn that was broken, in place of which four others arose, four kingdoms shall arise from his[e]nation, but not with his power. (Daniel 8:21-22 [ESV])

And are also the belly and thighs of the great statute Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream,

“Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue–an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance… its belly and thighs of bronze… (Daniel 2:31-32 [NIV])

Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. (Daniel 2:39 [NIV])

And beast four of Daniel had ten horns, which relates to the ten horns of the first beast of Revelation, who we came to know as the Romans,

After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. (Daniel 7:7 [ESV])

And are also the legs and ten toes of the great  statute Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream,

“Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue–an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance… its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.… (Daniel 2:31-33 [NIV])

Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron–for iron breaks and smashes everything–and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. (Daniel 2:40-43 [NIV])

As such, because of this correlation, we can further identify the heads that precede the Romans as the sixth head of the first beast of Revelation, which were the Greeks as the fifth head, and before them were the Medo-Persians as the fourth head, and before them were the Babylonians as the third head. And lastly, we can also identify the two remaining heads, which were the Assyrians as the second head, and ultimately, we arrive at the first kingdom to ever rule over the people of God, which were the Egyptians as the first head, who enslaved the Israelites for around 400 years,

Then the LORD said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. (Genesis 15:13 [NIV])

And so, the first beast of Revelation symbolizes all kingdoms ruling over and coming against the people of God from the time of the Egyptians to the time of the second coming of Jesus Christ, where the destruction of the eighth head of the first beast of Revelation at the second coming of Jesus Christ correlates with the destruction of the fourth beast of Daniel,

“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven…(Daniel 7:13 [NIV])

I beheld till the thrones were cast down… the judgment was set, and the books were opened. I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. (Daniel 7:9-11 [KJV])

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
(Matthew 25:31-32 [NIV])

This is also why anyone who is not written in the book of life ends up worshiping the first beast, both in the past, present, and future, because throughout thousands of years the first beast has manifested itself through various kingdoms, which were all powerful and influential kingdoms for their time,

and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. (Revelation 13:8 [ESV])

And just as the dragon gives his authority to the first beast,

And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. (Revelation 13:2 [ESV])

So has Satan, who is symbolized by the dragon, throughout time, has granted his authority to each kingdom symbolized by the heads of first beast,

in which the god of this eon blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so as to not shine forth to them the illumination of the good news of the glory of the Christ, who is image of the unseen of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4 [ABP])

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. (Luke 4:5-6 [NIV])

And whoever worships these kingdoms by serving them, also worships Satan,

And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” (Revelation 13:4 [ESV])

And so, the kingdom of the Romans, as the sixth head of the first beast having ten horns, which is also beast four of Daniel having ten horns, broke up into ten kingdoms, in which case, although the history of the fall of the Roman empire is obscured by many different historical accounts, the ten kingdoms may be said to be the Franksthe Huns, the Visigoths, the Burgundians, the Suevi, the Anglo-Saxons, the Lombards, the Vandals, the Ostrogoths, and the Heruli. And during these horns, came forth an eleventh little horn in the vision of the four beasts of Daniel,

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots… (Daniel 7:8 [AKJV])

In which case, this little horn symbolizes the papacy, hence why the little horn is described as having the eyes of a man,

…And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man... (Daniel 7:8 [NHEB])

In which case, according to certain historical accounts, the papacy destroyed the Vandals, the Ostrogoths, and the Heruli, which are the three horns uprooted by the eleventh little horn. This little horn not only symbolizes the papacy, but is also the antichrist that the elect were expecting to come,

Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. (1 John 2:18 [NIV])

Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 [NASB])

“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done. (Daniel 11:36 [ESV])

As such, the antichrist is a Roman seat of authority occupied by one man, which began as the authority of Roman emperors, also referred to as the “king of the north” in Daniel, whose army destroyed Jerusalem and the temple, where although we have various accounts of what happened shortly before the destruction of the temple, we know that it was indeed also desecrated in relation to the “abomination of desolation”,

And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.” (Daniel 9:27 [ESV])

Then the king of the north shall come and throw up siegeworks and take a well-fortified city. And the forces of the south shall not stand, or even his best troops, for there shall be no strength to stand… And he shall return to his land with great wealth, but his heart shall be set against the holy covenant. And he shall work his will and return to his own land. “At the time appointed he shall return and come into the south, but it shall not be this time as it was before. For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall be afraid and withdraw, and shall turn back and be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn back and pay attention to those who forsake the holy covenant. Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the regular burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.
(Daniel 11:15-31 [ESV])

“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel–let the reader understand– then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. (Matthew 24:15-20 [NIV])

He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4 [NLT])

When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:20-24 [NIV])

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.” (Luke 21:5-6 [NIV])

Where the Romans are also the “little horn” of the vision of the ram and the goat of Daniel, which came after the Greeks, who are represented by the goat,

Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land. 10 It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.11 It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular burnt offering was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown. 12 And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper. (Daniel 8:9-12 [ESV])

The male goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. 22 The horn that was broken and in whose place there arose four others stands for four kingdoms that will arise from his nation, though they will not have his strength. 23 Toward the end of their rule, when rebellious acts are complete, a rash and deceitful king will arise. 24 His power will be great, but it will not be by his strength alone. He will cause terrible destruction. He will be successful in what he undertakes. He will destroy powerful people and the people of the holy ones. 25 By his treachery he will succeed through deceit. He will have an arrogant attitude, and he will destroy many who are unaware of his schemes. He will rise up against the Prince of princes, yet he will be broken apart—but not by human agency. (Daniel 8:21-25 [NETBIBLE])

And so, this Roman seat of authority continued to live on through what later came forth to be the Roman papacy, in which case, the final pope will be the one upon whom the “decreed end is poured out on the desolator”, for he will be destroyed by Jesus Christ himself at his second coming,

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. (2 Thessalonians 2:8 [NIV])

Where various popes have made arrogant boasts exalting themselves to be God on earth, 

…and a mouth speaking arrogant things. (Daniel 7:8 [NHEB])

Which correlates with the first beast of Revelation also speaking haughty words,

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words…  (Revelation 13:5 [ESV])

Even altering Jewish laws and times by establishing new times, such as Christmas, Easter, Sunday as the new Sabbath,

He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws… (Daniel 7:25 [NIV])

And has even spoken blasphemies against God and those who dwell in heaven through many false teachings,

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. (Revelation 13:5-6 [ESV])

This little horn is also said to persecute the holy people for a time, times, and half a time,

The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
(Daniel 7:25 [NIV])

With flattery he will corrupt those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will be strong and take action. Those who are wise among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will die by sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time. When defeated, they will be helped by some, but many others will join them insincerely. Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.”  (Daniel 11:32-35 [HCSB])

And since Nebuchadnezzar lost his sanity for seven times, which was seven years, therefore a time is derived to be one year,

Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him. (Daniel 4:16 [NIV])

As such, a “times” is derived to be a double time, therefore, one time plus a double time plus a half time is three and a half years, which corresponds to forty two months that the first beast is said to have authority to wage war against the holy people,

And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.  (Revelation 13:5 [ESV])

It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.
 (Revelation 13:7 [ESV])

And from a known prophecy in Daniel, one prophetic day is derived to be one literal year, which was the seventy weeks prophecy of Daniel which predicted the coming of Jesus Christ to be four hundred and ninety years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity,

Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. (Daniel 9:24 [ASV])

Therefore, forty two months, which is also three and a half years, is derived to be one thousand two hundred and sixty literal years. As such, this time of papal authority was fulfilled beginning around 538 AD when the pope was officially granted power by the Justinian Code, to around 1798 AD when the pope was taken into captivity by the French, and so, throughout this appointed time, inquisitions and massacres were perpetrated by the rule of the papacy, which indeed martyred the holy people of God. And when the pope was taken into captivity is when the sixth head received its fatal wound,

One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound… (Revelation 13:3 [NIV])

After the sixth head, also came the Ottomans as the seventh head, which came for a little time,

the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. (Revelation 17:10 [NIV])

And around the time that the papacy was abolished, came forth the second beast of Revelation,

Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth…(Revelation 13:11 [NIV])

As such, just as the seas symbolize many peoples, the earth symbolizes a sparse population, and so the United States ascended as a new kingdom in what was said to be a “new world”, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the second beast. And in likewise manner that the second beast exercises all the authority in relation to the first beast,

It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. (Revelation 13:12 [NIV])

So has the United States risen in great authority in the world as the heads of the first beast, and has come forth as a kingdom related to the ten horns that the sixth head broke up into, which were the European colonies that gave rise to the Americans. In which case, the United States ascended in the form of government that the sixth head first was, which was the democratic government that the Romans first were, which is a rulership of the majority, determining good or evil by the vote of the majority. In which case, this democratic form of government is also what the eighth and final head will be,

The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction. (Revelation 17:11 [NIV])

The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come. (Revelation 17:8 [NIV])

Since at the time the vision was given, the sixth head was not a democracy, but a kingdom ruled by Roman emperors, hence “the beast that once was, and now is not”. This also relates to why the ten horns that the Romans broke up into had crowns,

It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
(Revelation 13:1 [NIV])

Because as opposed to another ten horns that do not have crowns that appear much later in time when the eighth head comes to be,

…and it had seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 17:3 [ESV])

A horn with a crown symbolizes a monarchy, whereas a horn without a crown symbolizes a democracy. As such, the government of the United States was formed in the image of the Roman government, which is the form of government that it tells the inhabitants of the earth to form as an image of the beast,

…deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. (Revelation 13:14 [ESV])

Which are democratic forms of government throughout the world that image the first beast and itself, and so, we see this already fulfilled with the promotion of independent democracies by the United States throughout the entire world, even fighting wars to create and promote new democracies, and with the help of the United States, the new governments formed destroy any opposition, thus also fulfilling this prophecy,

telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. (Revelation 13:14-15 [ESV])

In which case, most of the kingdoms of the world have already become republics that image the first beast. And not only does the second beast influence the entire world, but it also exercises great power, to even cause fire to rain down from heaven,

And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. (Revelation 13:13 [NIV])

Which relates to the power the United States exercises by its own technology, to even bomb and destroy entire cities using its military and air force, displaying incredible power that no kingdom has ever had before. Such signs, among other technological wonders in various industries, such as communications, transportation, and medicine, have caused the entire world to be deceived because of its signs,

and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth
(Revelation 13:14 [ESV])

Which has caused the world to want to mimic the Americans as a result of the deception. The second beast has not just promoted its form of government to the world, but also its way of life, which includes entertainment with movies & music, financial system of debt, its sexual lewdness, and decadence. The two horns of the second beast symbolize congress and the presidency as the two ruling powers of the United States,

…It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. (Revelation 13:11 [NIV])

In which case, as a lamb, the United States is perceived to be righteous, yet as a dragon it spreads wickedness around the world. During this time, the eighth and final head of the first beast is already forming as a “United States of Europe”, where the final form will be a democracy that will be given authority by ten kingdoms that have not yet received authority,

The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13 [NIV])

And their sole purpose when they receive authority will be to give their authority to the final formation of the European democracy, which will also be a revived rule of the Romans, hence why the sixth head is the one that is healed, which were the Romans,

One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. (Revelation 13:3 [NIV])

In which case, this final democracy will wage war against Jesus Christ when he returns,

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” (Revelation 17:14 [NIV])

And as the formation of the eighth head slowly comes to be, the whore of Babylon also came to be around 1929 when the Vatican was reinstated by Benito Mussolini, which sits upon the first beast that has the seven heads and ten horns,

And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 17:3 [ESV])

Where she is called a “whore” because unlike the true believers of Jesus Christ, who sell their possessions, and serve God rather than money,

So therefore every one of you who does not give up all that he himself possesses, is not able to be My disciple. (Luke 14:33 [BLB])

Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Matthew 19:21 [NIV])

When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22 [NLT])

Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21 [NLT])

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15 [NIV])

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24 [NIV])

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
 (Luke 16:13-14 [NIV])

“But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. (Luke 6:24 [NIV])

They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. (Acts 2:45 [NLT])

that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. (Acts 4:34-35 [NIV])

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. (Matthew 13:44 [NLT])

but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. (Mark 4:19 [NIV])

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25 [NIV])

She sells her false teaching and lies for money as a whore sells her body for money,

Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God. (2 Corinthians 2:17 [NIV])

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel– which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.(Galatians 1:6-7 [NIV])

Where because of the wealth she has accumulated, all the kings and governments of the world have committed “sexual immorality” with her, because they have bought into her financial system of interest and usury, which is forbidden by the Law of God, for all banks of the world trace back to the Vatican,

with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.
(Revelation 17:2 [ESV])

Which is how the businesses of the world have enriched themselves through her, because all business bank indirectly through her,

The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, (Revelation 18:15 [JB2000])

And they cast dust on their heads and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, in which all that had ships in the sea were made rich by reason of her riches! for in one hour is she made desolate. (Revelation 18:19 [JB2000])

Where she is also called a “mother” of whores,

The name written on her forehead was a mystery: babylon the great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth. (Revelation 17:5 [NIV])

Because she has birthed more false assemblies and denominations that ultimately pursue the same thing she does, money,

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10 [NIV])

In which case, the papacy is enthroned at the Vatican, which sits in the city that has seven hills, which is Rome,

“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings…
(Revelation 17:9-10 [NIV])

Where the Vatican sits upon the first beast because she has not only influenced the final formation of the “United States of Europe”, but she is also a culmination of all the heads of the first beast, which is why the teachings and symbols of the Vatican all relate to teachings and symbols going back to the Babylonians and even the Egyptians, hence whore of “Babylon”. The whore of Babylon is also said to be drunk with the blood of the saints,

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus… (Revelation 17:6 [NIV])

Because the papacy persecuted the people of God as the first beast having authority for one thousand two hundred and sixty years before it became drunk with their blood, where it then became the whore of Babylon during the formation of the eighth and final head of the first beast. As such, the Vatican will be destroyed by the ten kingdoms that will give their authority to the final European democracy,

And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, (Revelation 17:16 [ESV])

And before they burn the Vatican with fire, they will first make her naked by exposing something shameful about her and will then will devour her flesh by ransacking her. This is one of the final signs before the second coming of Jesus Christ. Below are pictures I took when I went to the Vatican,

She is truly as astonishing as John saw in his vision of her,

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. (Revelation 17:6 [NIV])

And below are pictures of whats already happening in Europe, where European leaders recently met with the pope at the Vatican to sign the Rome Declaration, which is a pact to further unify Europe,

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