Continued Part THREE .. Revelation Chapters 13–19
Audio :David Guzik http://enduringword.com/rev_audio.htm
How many right hands will take the 666 Mark of the Beast in order to eat ?
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13. Revelation Chapter Thirteen — The Antichrist-Beast
The FIRST BEAST, the ANTI-CHRIST
This chapter tells us of the rise of the antichrist-Beast out of the “sea” of chaos. In other words, during a time of
world crisis, this False Messiah and “answer-man” will come upon the scene. The Man With A Plan.
The Beast was like a Leopard, a Bear and a Lion :
Please also see the “Leopard with 4 wings and 4 heads” in Daniel Chapter 7 …. http://hopetotheend.com/dan2.html
This man will have the backing of the “7 Heads” (the G7 Industrialized Democracies) which are controlled by the
IMF and the World Bank). Together, they carry-out globalist’ agendas.
The 7 Democratic Nations of Wealth are : America, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy and Japan.
This Economic backing will be used by the world leader to head up a one world economy.
The “10 horns” could possibly mean 10 nations out of the Core Group of the EU. Only time will tell us who these 10 nations are.
This backing of the 10 horns will give the world leader all the political advantage he needs to lead the world.
“the names of blasphemy” could possibly refer to the fact that Europe calls its political parties by the name of “Christian”…”Social Christian Democrats”. That would be blasphemy since Europe is God-less by it Constitution, and therefore anti-Christian.
America too is taking God out of the public arena and is also fast becoming anti-Christian.
We are already seeing the blatant blasphemy of God within our media and our culture.
The religion of the New Age is secular godless humanism.
With the real God taken out of society, people are now free to worship the beast and his image as god.
The word “leopard” could be a reference to the Islamic nations
The word “bear” could refer to the Marxist-Soviet nations of Russia and her allies.
The word ” lion”could refer to the Western nations: http://hopetotheend.com/ch3p3.html
America, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and all of our allies.
The three polarities that make up the major political divisions in our world today are :
Islam, Atheistic Communism and Secular Socialism ( Humanism ) . The world leader will be working in conjunction with these major ideologies, yet the Beast will be over all of them, exercising control.
The world leader will try to combine ‘democratic’-Socialism with authoritarian government, but the Old Testament book of Daniel 2:41-43 tells us that these ideologies will not mix. The actual final government will be Fascist (mixing business and commerce with political agendas) and it will be cruelly totalitarian … a beastly dictatorship.
Chapter Thirteen tells us that Satan gives the beast world ruler “his seat” which refers to religiosity.
Religion is what motivates people, and if the world ruler can galvanize the masses around a common cause, he then can control the heart, the center of motivation. He then will fan this religious zeal of political correctness to bring about his plans and purposes. Thus using the people for his goals, he completely controls, dominates and manipulates them, without the masses realizing it until it is too late. The antichrist beast world leader will use anyone and any means for his ends. He is totally Machiavellian. He is precisely a Beast….without a conscience.
Chapter Thirteen tells us that one of the 7 Economic heads is wounded. That means that one of the G7 nations suffers an economic blow of some kind. But then the wound is quickly healed. This could possibly refer to the fact that a changeover to a one world currency takes place, thus equalizing any imbalances in finances. This would be an international settlement of some kind, since the effect of this changeover causes the wonder of the whole world toward the Beast world leader. Will this be the time of a cashless society ? … of the 666 Mark of the beast ? Please see http://hopetotheend.com/chipindex.html
This wonder, admiration and awe causes the masses to worship the Beast, and they now also worship the dragon, Satan, who is glorified in demonic TV , films, music and recordings. Also many people will be into occultic practices, witchcraft, horoscopes etc.
Royal Navy allows Satanist to practice rituals aboard ship — Oct. 24, 2004
“Followers live by the Nine Satanic Statements, which include “Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence”, “Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek” and “Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification”.
Doug Harris, director of the Reachout Trust, an evangelical Christian ministry that “builds a bridge of reason” to those involved in cults and the occult, says the statements are “selfish”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3948329.stm
The symbol of Satan is the pentagram ( upside down star )
As the people hero-worship the world leader, they exclaim “who can make war with the beast ?”
Will the Western NATO forces dominate the world, under the authority of the antichrist?
Will a Western leader —not from the EU — be over the multi-national forces of the UN? Time will tell.
( Will that leader be from a different country other than the 10 nations of the Revived Roman Empire .
It says in Daniel 7: verses 7, 19 and 24 that the Beast will be “diverse ” (different ) from the others.
The term “42 months” refers to the last 3 and 1/2 years of this age, the Great Tribulation.
The antichrist Beast will make war with the saints and overcome them. The end of this age will exceed all records for martyrdom and persecution against all Bible-believers : Christians, Jews and any “people of the Book”. They will become the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised and ultimately the deceased.
This will be a time of massive persecution against people of conscience, against people of Biblical Faith, against people of morals and convictions, people of integrity, of patriots, and of anyone who does not take the 666 Mark of the Beast for all purchases and for identification. Many people will either be imprisoned or be killed.
Possible name-title of the beast that adds up to 666
The only people not worshipping the Beast, nor taking his 666 Mark are those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. That is a book wherein Jesus Christ places the names of all those that put their trust in Him and in His redemptive Blood to atone for our sins, when we confess them to Him.
The Second Beast …
THE FALSE PROPHET and the 666 Mark of the Beast
The False Prophet
Then Chapter 13 verse 11 speaks of a Second Beast coming up out of the “EARTH” ( mentioned five times here ).
What person do you know of who is most associated with the word “earth ” ?
This second man-beast, is known as “the False Prophet“. By the term “false prophet” it is meant : the one who endorses and ratifies all of the rulings of the false Messiah, the First beast… the antichrist.
This other politician stamp-pads all of the pronouncements of the world leader. This second beast comes up from the earth ( referring to Earth-ethic ? )
This “earth-ethic” will be all inclusive, as this religious-facilitator and false prophet weds common cause to religious zeal.
Nature will dominate over the true supernatural, and it masquerade as the supernatural.
Indigenous (native) religion will prevail : the worship of earth, air, wind, fire, water ..the basic elements.
The environment will be a means of control over man, rather than man being dominant over nature, as God has commanded all of us in
Genesis 1:26 … Genesis 9:2 … Psalm 8:6 …. Hebrews 2:8 and James 3:7.
When Chapter Thirteen refers to the” two horns” of the False Prophet that means that he is over two spheres of governance.
Will the two spheres of leadership be over:
1.) one world religion “common faith” and
2.) The Economy ( 666, World Trade, Commerce, Business ) ?
The False Prophet speaks as “a dragon”, meaning that his dictates become more and more draconian and arbitrary, with severe consequences for non-compliance.
Remember that we were told that the 1st beast receives a physical deadly wound, but then “recovers” Rev. 13.
Well, it seems that at that same time the False Prophet is revealed ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ). He has everyone worship (exalt, honor, praise, obey) the man of sin, the future world leader.
Calling fire down from heaven could mean beaming down laser weaponry
“The U.S. Air Force’s newest directed-energy weapon program, the Counter-Electronics High-Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), would create a weapon that fires powerful bursts of high-power microwaves (HPM), frying the electronics of multiple targets without harming people or other infrastructure
CHAMP’s microwaves could be delivered from pods on airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles or even retrievable cruise missiles programmed to safely land near their points of origin, says Doug Beason, a member of the Air Force’s Science Advisory Board who has worked on directed-energy weapons.
Researchers will focus on zappers that can generate peak power in the multi-gigawatt range and devices emitting on narrow- and wide-band microwave loads.
U.S. warplanes currently carry the AESA radar, but officials do not speak publicly about their electronic warfare capabilities.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 tells us that “the Wicked one” (referring to the False Prophet) comes after the working of Satan, with all [ occultic ] power and signs and LYING wonders; and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.”
The only ones who will be deceived will be those who did not love the truth.
2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 tells us that these wonders cause a strong delusion and that those who love not the truth (and are easily persuaded) will believe “A LIE.” This is no ordinary lie…. but a big outrageous lie, that only those who love their sins too much could swallow. (those who “had pleasure in unrighteousness”). Will the lie be that there is life on another planet out in our solar system ?? Time will tell.
The false Prophet will deceive the masses because of these fraudulent “miracles”, that he is able to perform in the sight of the antichrist, the first beast.
We know from Exodus 7 : 10, 11 that satanic occultic powers perform limited wonders ( 2 Timothy 3:8 ) . When looking at that passage in Exodus more closely, we realize that God’s power overcame the magician’s powers and that indeed
“Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
The false prophet commands the masses to worship the world leader (the beast) and to make an image
( hologram ?? ) of him, or else be killed. Revelation 20:4 tells us that there will be beheadings for those who refuse.
Guillotine on Rothschild street Tel Aviv, Israel http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4107640,00.html –Aug. 11, 2011
“Let him that hath understanding COUNT [ Ed: compute ?] the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man and his number is ( 666 ).”
Ed: Will we punch in “666” on key pads before entering our financial data ? No transaction without the initial input ? Time will tell.
” 666 also forms the three lead-off digits for every persons’ number ”
Pastor Dave Guzik’s Revelation http://calvarychapel.com/ccbcgermany/ra/rev_audio.htm and
Entire Bible in AUDIO by Pastor Guzik http://calvarychapel.com/ccbcgermany/library_commentaries.html
14. Rev. Chapter Fourteen : The three angels and their three messages
It is our belief that the 144,000 Messianic Jews who were sealed in Chapter 7, have now arrived in heaven. In Chapter 7, they were sealed against the judgements to come. They were granted immunity from the plagues. However, when their assignment here on earth –witnessing–is over, then it is our belief that they are possibly killed [ we don’t know ] and are then in the presence of the Lamb on Mt. Sion, the heavenly Jerusalem … Heaven itself.
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord “
In Revelation Chapter 7 the theme is Salvation
In Revelation Chapter 14 the theme is Redemption ( being blood-bought into the kingdom ).
The phrase “not defiled with women for they are virgins” has a spiritual meaning and not a literal meaning, as we see it. The spiritual meaning is that the 144,000 Messianic missionary Jews preach the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth (no guile was found in them). They have not adulterated the truth with error, false doctrines, heresies or corruptions of any kind. Virgin truth is unadulterated, unpolluted.
It is our understanding that the 144,000 will not distract, detour or delay from the main message of Biblical Prophecy. They will be direct.
They will feed MEAT, Biblically Prophetic Meat…confronting the relevant issues head-on.
Milk has its place (in the initial stages) but MEAT is for the journey and will bring one to the journey’s end.
Too many ministries linger at Kadesh-Barnea. It’s time for the Church to press in to the Holy Land and ascend upward toward Jerusalem, the city of forthrightness with boldness ! The 144,000 will get the meaty job done.
1. The first angel preaches the everlasting Gospel, and tells us to worship God and to fear Him and give Him the glory due Him.
Will this be in response to a global edict against witnessing for Biblical Christianity ? Will Christian schools and churches be forbidden to pray and worship ? Time will tell.
The first angel tells us to worship the Creator. Will this be because Church services will be preaching another Gospel ?… the Gospel of earth-ethic…worshipping the creature, rather than the Creator ? … will they preach the Green Gospel ? Or will they merely be a meeting place with a loud band and “Bible-lite” ?
2. The second angel says “Babylon is fallen, is fallen”… is this New York City ? Is this an economic collapse ?
From World Net Daily :
>attacks on the assets of large American companies all over the world;
>attacks on U.S. oil refineries;
>attacks on civilian airports with the goal of financially devastating U.S. airlines
3. Will switching to a one-world currency involve taking the 666 Mark of the Beast ? Is that why the third angel follows on the heels of fallen Babylon ?
Rev. 14: 9-11 warns everyone that to take the 666 mark of the Beast is to suffer forever in the Lake of Fire.
Is there a literal hell ? Yes. There are many references to a literal hell in the Bible, such as in:
Isaiah 66:24 (where the fire is quenched not)
In Matthew 25:41 where the generation that took the mark of the Beast will go into the fire prepared for Satan and his angels.
In Luke 16:22-31, a scene from hell takes place and the rich man asks that Lazarus may come and dip some cool water on his tongue, for the man was in torment from the flames.
And the strongest warning comes from our Lord Himself six times in Mark 9:43-48 (“where the fire is not quenched and the worm dieth not”). Yes, there is a literal, real hell. God doesn’t send us there.
Our self-will sends us there. ” I did it MY way”
Three More angels
A. The Good Harvester– Jesus Christ — the “Son of Man”
Revelation Chapter 14 speaks of two harvests: one that is good, and one that is bad.
The GOOD harvest is found in Rev. 14:14-16…the reaping of the Great Tribulation saints from the earth
(also see Matthew 13: 37-43)
Summary of Rev. 14 http://www.lwbc.co.uk/Revelation/rev_14.htm
Rev. 14: 14 “Son of Man” = Jesus, upon a white cloud
First Angel …… Angel of God comes out of the Heavenly temple…
gives the directive from the Father to His Son ( pre-wrath Rapture)
We believe that this reaping represents the Cockcrowing rapture…or the pre-wrath rapture, which takes place sometime during the Great Tribulation, before Armageddon.
B. The Angel who Reaps the Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of God’s wrath , Rev. 14:17-20. (Vine of Sodom, see next chapter)
Second Angel …. Comes out from the Heavenly temple ; Will Reap the Vine of wrath
Third Angel … comes out from the altar ;
gives the directive to the Vine- Reaper to gather the clusters of the vine of the earth.
AUDIO Teaching : Pastor Dave Guzik– Chapter Fourteen of Revelation
TEXT Rev. 14 www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Rev/Rev014.html
15. Rev. Chapter Fifteen : Two Songs to the “King of Saints”
“The song of Moses” could mean Deuteronomy 32 wherein God— their Rock of Salvation— warns them of worshipping devils and of
worshipping “a god whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not”
( New gods: 666 technology, anti-Christ etc.)
“For there is a fire of judgement kindled in the lowest hell :
“They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction.”— Deuteronomy 32:22
“Their rock is not as our Rock…for their vine is of the vine of Sodom. and of the fields of Gomorrah:
their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter.”– Deut. 32: 31,32
“Rejoice O ye nations with His people: for He will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful unto His land and to His people.” Deut. 32: 43
Song of Moses : http://www.hope-of-israel.org/songmose.htm
VIDEO with Music http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fcd_1186640120
The Song of the Lamb: “Thou hast redeemed us by Thy blood.” Rev. 5:9 ; Rev. 14: 3, 4 “redeemed”
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.” Rev. 5:12
“Great and Marvelous are Thy works [ miraculous wonders ] Lord God Almighty [ El Shaddai ] ; just and true are Thy ways, Thou KING OF SAINTS”
Who shall not fear Thee O Lord, and glorify Thy Name ? [ Ha Shem ] For Thou only art holy.
For all nations [ Gentiles ] shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy Judgements are made manifest.” –Deut. 15: 3 , 4
AUDIO Teaching: Pastor Dave Guzik — Chapter 15 and 16 of Revelation (two chapters)
Text Rev. 15 www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Rev/Rev015.html
16. Rev. Chapter Sixteen: Seven Vial Judgements of the wrath of Almighty God
The 7 great vial judgements are poured out, affecting all of nature.
“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. ” Romans 8:22
Under man’s technological and chemical watch, nature has greatly deteriorated to the point of almost zero-sustainability.
“And unless those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved” Matthew 24:22
Jesus Christ is the ONLY Savior of planet earth. His return will renew the face of the earth.
Revelation 16: 3 -7
Mass extinction in oceans http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/21/us-oceans-idUSTRE75K1IY20110621
405 dead zones in our oceans
More bad news for the world’s oceans: Dead zones—areas of bottom waters too oxygen depleted to support most ocean life—are spreading, dotting nearly the entire east and south coasts of the U.S. as well as several west coast river outlets.
According to a new study in Science, the rest of the world fares no better—there are now 405 identified dead zones worldwide, up from 49 in the 1960s—and the world’s largest dead zone remains the Baltic Sea, whose bottom waters now lack oxygen year-round.
…And that’s when the microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments take over, forming vast bacterial mats that produce hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4624359/ Slide show
Rev. 16:10 “beast’s kingdom was full of darkness” could mean that the Information Age of computers with their databases come to a screeching halt when satellite systems are destroyed by cataclysmic events.
GPS Satellites endangered
Russians claim U.S. shot down satellite — 2009
“They [ Russians ] add that it is likely that the collision was a military test [ by the U.S. ] to find out whether a robotic satellite is capable of destroying an enemy satellite.”
God is in full control. He is the only real and true Command-Center.
Rev. 16:10 “and his kingdom was full of darkness” Is this referring to technological blackouts affecting our utility grids, computers, military intelligence, etc. ?
The Lord works in mysterious ways :
“RATS TO BLAME FOR OUTAGE? Telecom New Zealand was checking to see whether rats gnawing a cable were partly to blame for an outage that disrupted mobile phone and Internet services and shut down the country’s stock exchange. —Intern. Herald Tribune June 22, 2005″
Rev. 16: 12 : The Euphrates River dries up to make way for the Kings of the East — The advancing Chinese military and her allies.
Turkish Dam —The Ilisu Dam — controls flow of water to the Tigris and eventually the Southern section of the Euphrates River
Tigris River merges with the Euphrates River in Southern Iraq
Shatt al-Arab http://www.answers.com/topic/euphrates
Rev. 16: 13: “unclean spirits like frogs, the spirits of devils, working miracles”. Meaning Satanic speeches filled with lies and strong occultic persuasion (master minding special effects on earth and in the sky ).
Rev. 16: 15: “Behold, I come as a thief” — meaning that those who have not taken the 666 Mark of the Beast, and have repented of their sins (exemplified by a changed lifestyle ), trusting 100 % in Jesus …are soon to be caught up to heaven in a Second rapture the Cockcrowing Rapture — the Good Harvest mentioned in Revelation 14:14-16. Sheaves
The Time of the Harvest — Ray Stedman
“Armageddon” is a real physical place in Northern Israel between Haifa and Nazareth. Sometimes called
“Valley of Esdraelon” or “Megiddo” or the “Jezreel valley”.
At Armageddon, the one world forces will try to prevent the return of Jesus Christ to planet earth.
“the great city” here refers to Jerusalem
“GREAT Babylon” here refers to the COUNTRY of Babylon, whom many believe to be the nation of America, after reading Jeremiah Chapters 50 and 51.
GREAT Babylon attacked at the end of the great tribulation period ( Jeremiah 51 )
“great hail out of heaven” = meteors, asteroids, comets, or could even mean falling debris of satellites due to events in the stratosphere.
a “talent” is a weight of 100 pounds. Huge, heavy rocks.
Rev. 16: 20 ” and every island fled away”
Sea Rising: 2,000 Indonesian Islands disappearing — 2007
AUDIO Teaching: Pastor Dave Guzik — Combined: 15 and 16 of Revelation (two chapters)
TEXT Rev. 16 www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Rev/Rev016.html
17. Rev. Chapter Seventeen : Mystery Babylon (political, religious and commercial)
Recommended: Pastor Byron MacDonald ( see Audio for Rev. 17 )
Author of excellent book ” The Morning Comes and also the Night” Xlibris Corporation
“The great whore”– possibly the WTO World Trade Organization. Nations and Religions will conform to its demands. Soon all will be in league with the 666 System . Their affiliation is with the global Common Cause for “peace” and “unity”. The Greens.
Many will align under the Roman Religious banner in order to have a sense of regality, and a “kingdom” here and now. Doctrinal truth will go by the wayside, since “all you need is luv”.
This is not the agape-love that is the Truth of the Gospel, but the ‘luv’ of all conformists and any ideology with no Biblically sound doctrine involved. There will be no absolute truths, foundational doctrines and no adhering to Scripture.
The organized, political Mystery Babylon is in total contradiction with the Priesthood of the Believer,
which relies solely upon on the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, rather than upon a man-made organization.
“Fornication” = Churches and Corporations ( WTO ) and Governments in league with one another. They will be pragmatic, Machiavellian.
‘Results’ is all that matters. [ Public, Private, Partnerships …. “public” to include people of any “faith” …not THE Faith.
Church and State become unified in Common Cause. Together they will believe that “the end justifies the means”. The Bottom Line counts most…money or value.
“Be not deceived, God is not mocked” Galatians 6:7
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God” Hebrews 10:31
“woman” = religion mixed with commercialism, stemming from New York City ( World’s Commercial capitol )
“MYSTERY BABYLON” Please see http://hopetotheend.com/babylon.html excellent commentary
ALSO please see The SYSTEM of Mystery Babylon ( excellent historical pattern)
The policies of Western Commercialism ( “free trade” under the guise of democracy )
will prove in the end to be heartless and cold, and will become responsible for killing all true believers in Jesus Christ and His Word.
Jeremiah 51: 49
“beast” = antichrist, the world leader (anti-Messiah), the 8th king of prophetic history.
The G7 stands for the Seven Industrialized Democracies are in league with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. G7 member nations are: France, Italy, England, Germany, Canada, America and Japan.
Russia, China and India are not Industrialized Democracies but are under the directives of the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund , and as such all three have observer status only, meaning they can participate in discussions but that they cannot vote on measures.
The EU –as a Federated entity — is not a member. However, 4 member states of the EU ( Italy, Germany, France and the UK)
are single-nation members of the G7.
So the grand total remains G7
The reason why it is absolutely necessary to qualify these numbers is because in Revelation Chapter 17 it speaks of 7 kings followed by an eighth king.
Rev. 17:10 –Please see http://hopetotheend.com/ch2p2.html for who the 7 kings are.
The G7 fits this verse, as we see it. This verse tells us that a former government-leader— from one of the 7 countries — will become the 8th king or world leader.
This 8th king antichrist WAS a politician at one time, then he leaves politics for awhile,
and then returns to politics as a world leader.
“One hour” could be interpreted that the 10 kings of the European Union share the one hour news program with the world leader, endorsing, reaffirming and stamp-padding all of his agenda.
“One hour with the beast” Please see http://hopetotheend.com/glory.html
Most likely the ONE HOUR mentioned in this verse could well refer to a ONE HOUR news program. This news format could be interactive-telecommunication-networking (FIOS) …including WEB-cast.
Our “worship” of this man and his System will consist in adhering to this ONE HOUR program
(with the False Prophet remotely communicating from the US ( Washington DC and / or New York City) …
with the European “one voice” [ UMFA ] Union Minister of Foreign Affairs; “High Representative”
Total citizenry-compliance will be expected and then demanded with these prime time dictates.
Please see http://hopetotheend.com/umfa.html
Will a former American president become the spokesman for the EU, thus becoming the Leader of global policy ? Will he establish himself there ( relocate )?
Will we — especially of the Western World — march in lock-step with antichrist’s daily pronouncements from the EU ?;
And will the antichrist’s agenda be endorsed by the false prophet here in the US? That is how we see it .
Thoughts on Zechariah 5 : 6–11 apply here.
“ephah” = shopping cart / market basket
explanation of shopping cart http://www.pdgsoft.com/web_stores.htm
resemblance = symbol
woman in the midst of the ephah = religiously wicked commercialism … Rev. 18
wickedness = creating an enclosed system of buying and selling, with no way out; backed by ‘moral authority’, so called.
talent of lead over the mouth of the ephah ; exclusionary system (“access denied ” )
2 women = wicked commercialism allied with a global common cause, religiously endorsed.
Mystery Babylon … Rev. 17
the wind was in their wings ( like a stork) = SWIFT eft electronic funds transfer
SWIFT = Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven =
ephah becomes airborne, suspended in cyberspace
Online virtual shopping; ecommerce; digitized units, or currency
methods of ecommerce http://www.pdgsoft.com/commerce2.htm
“A house in the land of Shinar” = commercialism as a worshipful system similar to the Chaldean worship expressed in Daniel Chapter 3 … world-emperor worship
“and it shall be established ( enforced ), and set there upon her own base = “base” could also infer its own virtual units.
( a cashless society of cyber money )
EU and mystery Babylon ( wedded commercialism)
According to the Rev. Dr. Ian Paisley, a Northern Ireland Protestant minister and member of the European Parliament, the woman on a beast is now the official picture of the EU. He points out that the multi-million dollar new parliament building in Brussels, Belgium, contains a dome with a colossal painting, three times life size, of a woman riding a beast
AUDIO Teaching: Pastor Dave Guzik — Chapter 17 of Revelation
TEXT Rev. 17 www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Rev/Rev017.html
18. Revelation Chapter Eighteen: The City of Babylon brought down forever
NYC : home of the CFR Council on Foreign Relations ( one world elitists )
God’s people are commanded to flee Babylon …BOTH the System and the location.
Rev. 18:10 mentions the city of Babylon and again it is usually understood to be the city of New York (Manhattan Island)….or whichever city is the center of Global Commercialism.
wall street — reuters
The New York Stock Exchange is in New York and as of March 2009, it is experiencing a downturn. This has affected a Global Meltdown.
Here too is the NYMEX — New York Mercantile ( Merchant ) Exchange at the World Financial Center
“world’s largest physical commodity futures exchange ”
“As this millennium dawns,
New York is the most important city in the world, the unofficial capital of planet Earth.”
“glory is as ephemeral as smoke and clouds.” As the world’s only superpower, America may look today as if global domination is an entitlement. But if you look back at the sweep of history, it’s striking how fleeting supremacy is, particularly for individual cities
Rev. 18: 23 “For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived “. The Greek word for “sorceries” here is the word “pharmakeia”, from where we get our word “pharmacy”, or drugs.
Delusional philosophies and policies are the same as a drug; they deceive the mind.
470 sites in Canada : Free Heroin 3 times a day, 7 days a week for life
Vancouver is the first city to take part in the North American Opiate Medication Initiative, which plans to enroll 470 participants at three sites in Canada. The Toronto and Montreal sites are expected to begin recruiting candidates this spring.
In the program all addicts have to do to get their fix is show up three times a day seven days a week.
Junkies offered different views of the program to FOX News. Some think it’s the government’s way of killing them, while others say they can’t wait for the free dope. But none of them thought it would eventually get them clean.”
Recovered addict Chuck Swesey – who’s been clean 20 years – says the program smacks of government drug pushing. He says he knows how he would’ve ended under a program like this: “I’d be dead … or I’d be in a jail or an institution.”
No Child Left Unmedicated — Phyllis Schaffley
The NFCMH recommends “routine and comprehensive” testing and mental health screening for every child in America, including preschoolers. President Bush has instructed 25 federal agencies to develop a plan to implement the Commission’s recommendations.
The NFCMH proposes utilizing electronic medical records for mental health interrogation of both children and adults for mental illnesses in school and during routine physical exams. The NFCMH also recommends integrating electronic health records and personal health information systems.
The NFCMH recommends “linkage” of these mental examinations with “state-of-the-art treatments” using “specific medications for specific conditions.” That means prescribing more expensive patented antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs.
Bush wants all tested for mental illness and for drug prescriptions
Drugs : Anti- depressants and suicides
Patients on some popular antidepressants should be closely monitored for warning signs of suicide, the government warned Monday in asking the makers of 10 drugs to add the caution to their labels
The drugs of concern are all newer-generation antidepressants:
Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor, Celexa, Remeron, Lexapro, Luvox, Serzone and Wellbutrin.
Most are known to affect the brain chemical serotonin.
Depression occurs in up to 10 percent of youth, and 1,883 10- to 19-year-olds killed themselves in 2001.
Some 1.8 million teenagers attempted suicide that year, a quarter of them requiring medical attention, according to Columbia University scientists who are helping the FDA’s probe.
In 2002, almost 11 million prescriptions were dispensed to patients under 18 for SSRIs and other newer antidepressants, to treat depression and a host of other conditions, FDA said. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040322/D81FJ3UG0.html
Reading the WORD of God daily ( Psalms ) increases peace and serenity; takes away fear, anxiety and dread.
New York leads in biotech industry http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040301/nym071_1.html
New York City is home to nearly 200 businesses in the bio/pharma industry, employting more than 10,000. Major companies, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer have New York City locations.
Serotonin boosters– April 6, 2004 NYT “everybody on a pill”
“More people shift to the pill-taking life every year, to the delight of pharmaceutical manufacturers. Indeed, drug sales suggest how willing people are to pursue better living through chemistry.
This is a social change on the same order as the advent of computers, but one that is taking place inside the human body.
*The result does not yet seem to be the epidemic of dull, well-managed emotionless humanity that some forecasters have worried about. *
“most people, men and women who are in their 50’s, are taking something every day.“
Drugs are an easy way to contentment and the absence of pain — even if they are ultimately unsatisfying.
Did you know that the Psalms are better than a tranquilizer ? Yes, reading them often makes one tranquil !
“Soma, soma, soma” from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The end times will be the epitome of drug-taking, of witchcraft and of the occult.
It could be that all addictive and compulsive behaviors will be out of control at this time.
New York City — Media’s Global Capitol; largest stock market in the world
“Mr. Murdoch started the business more than 50 years ago when he assumed control of the Adelaide News, a small publishing business in the South Australian capital.
News Corporation is now a $25.5 billion company with cross-media assets in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Worldwide, the company publishes 175 newspapers, which have traditionally been its core business. It owns film, publishing and broadcast television businesses, and has recently expanded into subscription television in the US, Asia, Australia and the UK.
Rev. 18:13 : traficking in the souls of men; slave-trade, prostitution, exploiting children
Polaris Project http://www.polarisproject.org/polarisproject/
Sex trafficking report from the Salvation Army
“Trafficking of people, particularly of children under 18, is a growing global problem. It has become a lucrative worldwide business run by criminal groups, with a global turnover exceeding US$10 billion, making it the third-biggest international criminal business after drugs and weapons.
Millions of people are trapped in a wide range of forced labour, most commonly in the sex trade but also in sweatshops, construction sites, commercial farming, petty crime and the drug trade”
Rev. 18:10 “Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, “Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city!
for in one hour is thy judgement come.”
Indian Point Nuclear plant …. 35 miles north of NYC
If terrorists attacked it, it would cause great devastation……
“The report also finds an attack would leave massive areas no longer livable, trillions of dollars in cleanup costs and thousands upon thousands of deaths as far south as Manhattan.
Lyman: “The potential for acute fatalities from radiation syndrome, death within a matter of days or weeks.”
Bobby Kennedy Jr, Hudson Riverkeeper:
“There’s no other place where you could hit a single target and destroy New York City, make it uninhabitable, destroy the World Financial Center and probably collapse the international banking system.”
The most dangerous two miles in America
It is the deadliest target in a swath of industrial northern New Jersey that terrorism experts call the most dangerous two miles in America: a chemical plant that processes chlorine gas, so close to Manhattan that the Empire State Building seems to rise up behind its storage tanks. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency records, the plant poses a potentially lethal threat to 12 million people who live within a 14-mile, of 22-kilometer, radius.
That chemical plant is just one of dozens of vulnerable sites between Newark Liberty International Airport and Port Elizabeth, which extends two miles to the east. A congressional study in 2000 by a former Coast Guard commander deemed it the nation’s most enticing environment for terrorists, providing a convenient way to cripple the economy by disrupting major portions of the country’s rail lines, oil refineries, pipelines, air traffic, communications networks and highway system
* GREAT * Babylon attacked at the END of the great tribulation period ( Jeremiah 51 )
We see “GREAT Babylon as referring to the whole entire country of Babylon, and not just NYC
NYC judgment at mid-trib : Country judged at END trib.
AUDIO Teaching: Pastor Guzik— Chapter 18 of Revelation
TEXT Rev. 18 www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Rev/Rev018.html
19. Rev. Chapter Nineteen: Jesus slays the antichrist and the false prophet at Armageddon
The word “remnant” here does not mean the spiritual Jewish remnant, but rather the usage here means the remaining rebellious people who followed antichrist into his dead-end corner of no-way-out.
AUDIO Teaching: Pastor Guzik –Chapter 19 of Revelation
Text Rev. 19 www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Rev/Rev019.html
Judgement upon the secular ungodly; EGO.. Edging God Out
Quoting the Epistle of Jude”
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these saying,
“Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgement upon all,
and to convince all that are ungodly [ secular] among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have
and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” JUDE 1:14, 15
Secularization ( Godlessness ) leads to amorality (Sweden : beastiality, homosexuality ) –May 4, 2005
Continued: Part Four……Revelation Chapters 20 through 22
Additional Links pertinent to the Book of Revelation :
Listen Now: David Guzik AUDIO http://www.enduringword.com/library_commentaries.html
Study Notes http://cf.blueletterbible.org/commentaries/comm_topic.cfm?AuthorID=2&CommTopic=Revelation
David Guzik on CD-ROM www.enduringword.com
American Idol : we must worship someone …. by Greg Laurie
Sunday sermons: “one hour” to worship the creature rather than the Creator ?
One Hour with the Beast http://hopetotheend.com/glory.html
One World Religion : Council for the Parliament of World Religion http://www.cpwr.org/