It is very fitting that the last world ruling empire be called "Babylon the Great"
So it is very fitting that the last world ruling empire be called "Babylon the Great" symbolically in the book of the "unveiling", the Book of Revelation. And because "Babylon the great" of these last days is so idolatrous, as was the first Babylon, and because she causes all the nations of the world to commit fornication with her, which is to get into bed with her global systems, she is also called symbolically the great whore in Rev. 17! Let us go there and read a few verses of what John wrote:
God is Judge and it is on that "day of vengeance" when the 7th Trump sounds and the 7th vial is poured out that He will bring about "the judgment of the great whore". You know, the amazing part about the Book of Revelation and what makes it so simple to understand is that it is very symbolic which means it is much like a "picture book" with very graphic images. Of course symbology works to both extremes in that if you know what the symbols mean you get a very clear picture and understanding of what is being said. However, if you do not know what the symbols mean it can seem very mysterious and even scary! Not to worry though, because all the symbols of the Book of Revelation are explained either by the prophets of old or in the Book of Revelation itself as we will see in the next few verses regarding the "waters" and "the great whore", i.e. the woman, of the verse we just read.Rev. 17:1
And 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:
Here now is the name written upon the forehead of this great whore: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
God's elect, those with eyes to see and ears to hear, can "already", even right now, see this great whore for what she really is, i.e. that she is a whore indeed! But soon, on her day of judgment as we are going to learn in today's study of Nahum, she and her shameful ways will be EXPOSED to the whole world!Rev. 17:5
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
If you have understanding you can "see" how recently she has fomented world wars involving God's children, the purpose of which was to bring about the alignment of the nations, which was to bring them into her evil den of iniquity and embrace them with her seductive arms and to cause them to commit fornication with her New World Order! And speaking of martyrs, she will yet bring about the death of the two witnesses of Revelation 11! And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Note: To "wonder with great admiration" doesn't mean John admired her as something good, but rather that he "marveled with great wonderment", i.e. he was absolutely amazed at her awesome seductive powers and evilness!
Just so there is no mistake about who this "woman", this great whore, is, the apostle John explains:
That "great city" is that "bloody city" which killed the prophets and crucified our Lord! You see, when the "king of Babylon", i.e. Satan, comes to this earth when he is cast out of heaven in Rev. 12:7-9, he comes to Jerusalem to reign as Jesus Christ, though God's elect know he will be the false messiah. Remember that is why Christ said to His disciples that not one stone of that temple in Jerusalem shall be left standing atop another when He returns because He will destroy that place. So it is Jerusalem which is that "great city" from which Babylon the great reigns over the kings of the earth. That "great city" is also called Sodom and Egypt (spiritually speaking) which symbolizes "vice" and "tyranny/captivity"! Rev. 11:8 "And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified."Rev. 17:18
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
And what about the "waters" upon which the great whore sits? What is that symbolic of?
Yep, she sits upon the whole wide world (www). So with that background of the Book of Revelation's account of The New World Order, let us return to the Book of Nahum concerning the burden (destruction) of Nineveh, a type of that "great city" of the end times.Rev. 17:15
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
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