“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, 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.’ 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. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality.
And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: ‘Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.’ And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
When I saw her, I marveled greatly.
But the angel said to me, ‘Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction.
And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.
They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
And the angel said to me, ‘The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.
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, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.’”
I have been in a great spiritual war over the past 24 hours, yes indeed, for much longer than that but especially the past 24 hours. I believe the reason for that is because God is opening my eyes to see how incredibly subtly the devil is creeping into the very prophecies of God’s people so that we will be caught off guard to the devil’s greatest battle strategy of the ages. There was a message that I was impressed to write down yesterday, but I was noticing some things about it that did not seem to be confirmable by the Scriptures, so I was asking the Lord for confirmation in some way. I did not receive that confirmation right away. What I did begin to receive was a great heaviness of spirit, a strong sense to come before the Lord in great humility and prayer, and some very intense and violent dreams. Over the past 24 hours, I believe the Spirit has been making clear to me that the message I received was indeed of Him, but the devil started throwing his darts of doubt and confusion into my mind. I have been pleading with the Lord to drive away every deceiving spirit and to make very clear what is of Him and what is of the devil. I believe He has done that for me in that particular message, but I am still holding on to it until the Lord gives me the ability to release it. I would like to implore all who are prophets of the Most High to be continually on your face in prayer and humility, recognizing the incredible proneness while we are yet in the flesh to be deceived and disillusioned by that masquerading enemy who still appears to us sometimes as an angel of light, and especially to the prophets, who are in tune to the spiritual world in a unique way.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV): “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Prophets are still broken vessels, not yet having reached a glorified state of understanding. “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away” (1 Corinthians 13:9-10). Therefore, we are still subject to the lies of the devil that can muddy up the true words of Christ. For this reason, “the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets” (1 Corinthians 14:32).
A specific concern that I have seen rising in some of the prophecies has been concerning Babylon the Great, and I myself–in reading the prophecies–had abandoned my earlier assessment of who Babylon the Great is as I had previously understood it according to Scripture and the evidence. Yet God is rebuking me for giving greater credence to my false understanding of man’s incomplete words over the written Scriptures! In reading the Scriptures, I have not been settled in my spirit that the United States of America is Babylon the Great, even though many prophets have have seemed to imply such. A brother recently made a similar comment regarding my last post, that he wasn’t sure of the identity of Babylon the Great. I am not casting doubt on the true calling of the prophets; however, being aware of the intense war in which we are fighting among the powers of evil in the heavenly realms, I suspect that the Evil One is subtly planting apparent inconsistencies into some of the prophetic messages so that we misunderstand God’s true message.
I do indeed believe that the United States is on the cusp of intense judgment. This is certainly a very common ground among the prophetic messages; however, I believe the Spirit is starting to clarify for me and others that Babylon the Great is actually the Harlot that obtains its influence through the government systems that came out of the Roman power. Her base of operations is Rome–the Vatican, the Roman Catholic Church who is one of the heads of the Beast that rises out of the sea (Revelation 13). (Have you ever noticed that her clergy are dressed in purple and scarlet, and that throughout the ages, the Roman Catholic Church has been fat with the great wealth of her patrons whom she has deceived?) The harlot–Babylon the Great–is none other than the anti-church that the devil has set up to imitate the true church and to create a smokescreen of falsehood, in order to throw off those who are seeking the true God and the true Church. Through her, the great torrent that the devil spews out of his mouth full of lies and seduction, has sought to sweep away God’s truth and His true saints. There is indeed an outreaching of Babylon the Great in a powerful measure in our own United States, and I think it is for this reason that she will be severely judged, for the true church has allowed the anti-church to creep in, and the roaring lion has indeed devoured his prey. We thought that she had received a mortal wound at the Protestant Reformation, but that wound has been healed! Herein lies, perhaps, the confusion. When prophets say that America is going to be destroyed and in the same breath say that Babylon the Great is going to be destroyed, there is an assumption made that America and Babylon the Great are one and the same. Yet, is it possible that God is revealing to His prophets that He is about to destroy the anti-church (Babylon the Great) that has crept into America and is riding on the American Beast (the beast that rose out of the earth–Rev 13:11-18)?. To destroy the anti-church of America will practically destroy America itself, for the two feed off of one another (does not the false church live for her idolatries as much as the heathen do? Thus, judgments on the church will require the destruction of the sources of those idolatries). To destroy the American harlot inevitably destroys the beast on which she sits. But note that the anti-christ/anti-bride harlot sits upon many waters and sits on a beast of many heads. The final destruction of the Harlot will come when Rome is consumed, the final head of the sea beast, as the great stone–Jesus Christ–crushes the kingdoms of this world.
I would like to confirm some of what I am saying by quoting our sister Elizabeth Marie in her message, “Mystery Babylon”:
“This false Church is being set up now, by the Vatican, by the pope. He is trying to unite all religions into one and we are seeing this in many different ways…Brothers and Sisters, this is HUGE, it’s happening right under our noses and it seems nobody is paying attention, but The Lord is giving me the WARNINGS that this is Mystery Babylon. We have to have our eyes wide open, so we see what’s going on, so that we are not swept away by their deceiving doctrines. As they bring this doctrine of unity that is heresy, because it brings false doctrines into the True Church.”
Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is a confirmation of this, starting with Babylon:
Daniel 2:27-45: “Daniel answered the king and said, ‘No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these: To you, O king, as you lay in bed came thoughts of what would be after this, and he who reveals mysteries made known to you what is to be. But as for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because of any wisdom that I have more than all the living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your mind. ‘You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and of exceeding brightness, stood before you, and its appearance was frightening. The head of this image was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its middle and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
‘This was the dream. Now we will tell the king its interpretation. You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all—you are the head of gold. Another kingdom inferior to you shall arise after you, and yet a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron, because iron breaks to pieces and shatters all things. And like iron that crushes, it shall break and crush all these. And as you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom, but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the soft clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.’”
My brothers and sisters, henceforth when you hear the phrase, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the Great!” May you also hear in your mind, “Fallen, fallen is the false church, the whore of Satan, the spell of the evil one by which he has bewitched the world, the end of deception and the beginning of the reign of Jesus Christ!” “Coming, coming is the great Mountain that will smash to pieces all the kingdoms of the Earth!” Amen! Blessed be God the I AM! Hallelujah!
May our God give us all wisdom! Come quickly Lord Jesus!
-Rachel, daughter of the King