Revelation Chapter seventeen

This woman is the one world superchurch, based in a literally rebuilt Babylon, known as ‘Ecclesiatical Babylon’.  She is the false church who is served rather than serving and is the cause of the persecution of post rapture saints. The seven headed beast that the whore is sitting on represent seven kings of the fourth gentile empire of imperialism (Nebuchadnezzer’s dream Dan.2) that had it’s origins with the Tarquin kings in BC753.  We are living in the 6th stage just now, the seventh will be the 3 1/2yrs of AntiChrist.  The ‘beast’ is AntiChrist, who was killed in the second war of the Tribulation period but was then demonically resurrected (Rev. 13:3). The ten horns, are ten kings, three are killed in the same war that AntiChrist was killed in.

(Daniel 7:8, Dan.11:40-45).  When the Revelation text (above quoted), mentions that AntiChrist is the ‘eighth king’ it refers to the ten kings.  Three were killed, leaving seven and AntiChrist becomes the eighth.  (Whew!  See why I needed Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum!!!) The upshot of this monstrosity is that the false church is done away with at the time of the middle of the Tribulation, by fire, when AntiChrist takes the place of Ecclesiastical Babylon.  Now he alone is to be worshipped.

Rev. 17:1 - 12  

And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls, and spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the judgment of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters;  with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her fornications.  And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and

pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abonimations, even the unclean things of her fornication, and upon her forehead a name written,  MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.  And when I saw her, I wondered with a geat wonder.  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wonder?  I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns.  The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the Abyss, and to go into perdition.  And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been writtten in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come.  Here is the mind that hath wisdom.  The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth:  and they are seven kings;  the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a little while.  And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.  And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour.