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Doctrine of the Pivot; Part 18. The pivot of believers as
related to the whore of Babylon also known as Babylon the Great.
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1 John 1:9 says—“If we confess [simply name, cite or acknowledge to God the Father] our sins [known sins], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins [known sins] and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness [all unknown and forgotten sins].” NKJV (New King James Version)
If you have never personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior (that is, believed in Him for eternal life), the issue for you is not to name your sins to God; the issue for you is to believe by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life and you will be saved the very second you believe in Him:
John 6:47 says: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” NKJV
Notice again what John 6:47 says, “he who believes in Me [Jesus Christ] has everlasting life.” It doesn’t say, “will have”; it says, “has.” Therefore, the very moment you believe Jesus Christ’s promise of everlasting life, you have it (it’s really just that simple), and it can never be lost or taken away from you (John 10:28-29). Furthermore, the gift of everlasting life (also called eternal life in scripture) is available to every human being; there are absolutely no exceptions.
John 3:14-18 says: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” NKJV
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Point 5. America and Biblical Prophecy and the Role of the Pivot in the Last Days.
Can it really be true? Is America found in Bible prophecy?
There will be two beasts that are a part of prophecy found in Rev 13 called the First Beast who comes out of the sea in Re 13:1, and the Second Beast in Re 13:11, that comes out of the earth.
a. Who the First Beast in Re. 13:1-10 refers to.
b. Who the Second Beast in Re 13:11-18 refers to.
I going to present them assuming that the First Beast is referring to the RCC and the papacy and the Second Beast is referring to the USA.
You will have learned who and what the First Beast will be like and what he does and who and what the Second Beast will look like and what he does.
1. Two world powers called beasts who are symbolized in Rev 13 and we are going to note who and what they refer to?
2. How the first Beast who probably refers to the RCC and the papacy lost its world influence and power that it once possessed?
3. A new nation is predicted to arise around the same time the First Beast was being removed from its world-wide power and influence.
4. What was and is the significance of the First Beast, RCC and the pope "coming up out of the earth?"
5. What nation is symbolized by its two lamb-like horns and absence of crowns?
6. What does it mean when Re 13:11 says that the Second Beast will speak "as a dragon"?
7. What will this Second beast "specifically do" that will cause it to speak as a dragon?
8. How will the Second Beast use "force and manipulation" and even utilize the death sentence which will be passed?
9. Will there be a government or a one world power that can really control the buying and selling of the people, if there is, who is it and how do they do it?
10. How strong and influential is the papacy today and how does it reveal its strength?
11. How strong and influential is the United States today, and how does it reveal its strength?
12. What are the factors in the USA that will set the stage for a worldwide law to execute those who refuse to violate the enforced law?
13. What will Satan do to deceive the masses and will he deceive ALL the nations in the earth?
14. Will there be counterfeit revivals happening against the genuine worldwide revival sponsored by God's end-time people or the pivot of the Tribulation period?
"Crisis Evangelism" + Re 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
The first 3.5 years of the Tribulation Period is said to be a time of peace and prosperity -- there is the doctrinal principle of 2Ch 14:7, when God gives rest, it's time to build.
15. How the Second Beast (USA) imposes the death sentence on its enemies and convince people that God is with them?
16. How believers can we be safe from these powerful end-time deceptions?
17. What are you willing to do when this happens and you may be around in the beginning stages before the Rapture.
18. "What is the conclusion that you have come to and what are you willing to do because of it?"
1. Two world powers are symbolized in Revelation chapter 13. What is the first power?
Answer: The first power refers to Rome and the
I believe that the First Beast mentioned in this passage is also related to the Great Whore of Babylon or none other than the Roman papacy or the RCC and the place of the Pope.
There are at least eight major descriptions that the beast and the great whore of Babylon are intimately related because they are not as some say, one and the same.
Q: What is the main symbol of this woman riding the beast?
A: It is a clear symbol of a uniting of church and state with the church the one being in control.
The final judgment is soon to fall upon this world and also upon Spiritual Babylon, so you really need to find out who the whore is to make sure you are not joined with her and also not receive her plagues.
A lot of people today believe that Babylon is Islam.
In Rev 17, Babylon is guilty of committing "FORNICATION" and is a "WHORE".
In the Bible, many times fornication is used referring to the act of committing adultery against God by mixing with other Pagan nations and pagan practices (traditions) and going after other gods.
Jas 4:4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
When God is talking about people committing adultery and being a whore in a prophetic, spiritual sense, like He is in Revelation, He is talking about people committing adultery AGAINST HIM.
Those who are outside the Christian faith CANNOT commit adultery against God because they are not "married" to Him in the first place.
Only Christians can commit adultery against God, because Christ Jesus is the husband (Bridegroom) and the church is His wife (bride).
Babylon the Great HAS to be a professing Christian church.
Because Islam rejects Jesus Christ as it's Savior and therefore Muslims are not 'married' to Christ.
They cannot commit adultery against God and be a whore, because they are not married to Him in the first place.
Islam does not have the proper system of organization or the global political reach to be able to have control over "all the kings of the world."
More Muslims have been killed by other Muslims than by Jews.
Sometimes a city is mentioned referring to the literal city but that does not exclude further implications regarding political and religious systems connected with the city.
If we take this symbolically, then the bride and Bridegroom is a Biblical reference to Jesus Christ and His church; Jn 3:29; 2Co 11:2.
Jn 3:29 "He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. And so this joy of mine has been made full.
2Co 11:2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.
Where do we see brides and bridegrooms? Normally in our dispensation, in a Church.
Re 18:23 is told that "the light of a lamp will NOT shine in you any longer; " meaning at one time the light of the lamp was shining in the spiritual Babylon as the light of the world and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; which refers to the voice of TLJC, the bridegroom, and the voice or the doctrines of the Church who is the bride, will also no longer be heard.
The Great Whore of Babylon who has committed fornication has to be a Christian organization that was once based upon the Christian faith having nothing to do with Islam or the Muslims.
Da 7:23 "Thus he said: 'The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth,
A woman in prophecy represents a church.
Both times Israel is called a woman but not the bride because the bride is not around when Satan tries to destroy the Jews.
The pure church of Christ, also found in Eph 5, is the same as the woman in Revelation 17 who represents a fallen, apostate church.
Eph 5:32 This mystery [of Christian marriage] is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
Cardinal Gibbons in his book called "Faith of our fathers" said - "The penetration of the religion of Babylon became so general and well known that Rome was called the 'New Babylon'."
What is the main symbol of this woman riding the beast? It is a clear symbol of a uniting of church and state. With the church the one being in control.
IDENTITY 1 - Re 17:1 says "Come here, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
If we let the Bible interpret itself, we can find out the answer, Re 17:15.
The waters represent the people and nations around the world.
If you sit upon something, then you are being supported by that object. So this is a church that has WORLDWIDE support from all different people and nations.
Did you know that the Roman Catholic Church is the biggest church in the world with over 1 BILLION members?
IDENTITY 2 - Re 17:2....says "the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality."
"I learned much from the Order of the Jesuits and until now, there has never been anything more (gran-di-est) grandiose, on the earth, than the hierarchy of the organization of the Catholic Church. ---- I transferred much of this organization into my own party."
"The Catholic Church is the only religious institution that can enter into diplomatic relations and that interests itself in international rights, acting through the Holy Father.
The Vatican has 'Diplomatic RELATIONS' with over 180 Nations.
The inhabitants of the earth have certainly been made drunk with the false teachings (wine) of the Catholic Church.
Images, cross and relic adoration; Intercession of Mary; Prayers to Mary and the saints; Mass; Confession to priests; Purgatory;
Prayers for the dead; Holy water; Lent; Penances; Celibacy of the clergy; etc.
IDENTITY 3 - Re 17:3 "I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns."
Why does the dragon have seven heads and ten horns?
Re 12:4b And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
Re 12:5 tells us that he was 'caught up to God and His throne.'
Who did Satan use to try and kill Jesus when He was born?
He tried and used The king of ROME, who, of course failed, even though a Roman ruler, Herod had all male infants killed; Mt 2:16.
Which civil power does Revelation 17 tell us the woman gets her 'seat' and 'authority' from? It is Rome!
Who did the Roman Catholic Church get her seat and authority from? Also Rome!
Who is the whore of Babylon?
The Roman Catholic Church.
Revelation 17 says that Babylon has daughters, and her daughters are the apostate churches that came out of the Roman Catholic Church during the reformation.
IDENTITY 4 - Re 17:4 And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality,
The main colors of this church, the whore of Babylon is Purple and Scarlet.
It is also a very wealthy church that is decked out with gold and precious stones.
The main colors of the Bishops and Cardinals in the Catholic Church are Purple and Scarlet?
The Roman Catholic Church is one of, if not THE most wealthiest institution in the world?
You will see images of a woman with a golden cup in her hand on them. Blatantly boasting of who she is!
IDENTITY 5 - Re 17:5 and upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, "BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
What about Babylon the Great being the "MOTHER of harlots"?
There is no other church that has "harlot daughters" like the Papal Church of Rome does.
Literal Babylon from the Old Testament is the original mother of abominations, but the Roman Catholic Church is the spiritual mother of abominations that took on many of the Pagan customs of original Babylon.
IDENTITY 6 - Re 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.
It says that she is DRUNK with the blood of God's people.
The Roman Catholic Church has caused TENS OF MILLIONS of Christians to be persecuted and brutally murdered?
IDENTITY 7 - Re 17:18 "And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."
"Her large diplomatic corps maintains relations with more than 100 nations." (U.S. News and World Report, October 30, 1978, p. 24)
IDENTITY 8 - Re 17:6 And when I saw her, I wondered greatly.
This verse is tied in with the persecution by this power upon God's people.
John already saw great persecution upon God's people at the hands of Pagan Rome when he was alive.
It is because John sees an actual professed Christian church doing the persecution and killing God's people.
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