Beloved, in Revelation chapter 17 we have a woman riding a beast. Verse 3 of that chapter says, “And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.” This beast is then said to have come out of “the bottomless pit.” This links this beast of Revelation 17 to the beast of Revelation 11, the one of which it is said, “it will make war with them (the saints – true followers of Christ), and overcome them and kill them.”
Now, “beast” in the Bible most always signifies EARTHLY KINGDOMS OR RULING POWERS, and these beasts in particular are identified as POWERS THAT PERSECUTE THE SAINTS OF GOD. Who is it that controls this Power, beloved? Who is it that rides this beast? It is “A WOMAN,” a term which most often represents A CHURCH, a RELIGIOUS POWER in the scriptures, and in this case it is an immoral, apostate, religious power (being that this woman is a whore), and one which is already drunk with the blood of martyrs (has a long history of persecution and of killing the Lord’s people). It is also said of this woman that her position of ruling power and authority upon/over this beast is A MYSTERY. Is it possible, beloved, that the political systems on this earth are run by this woman but most people cannot see it because she has concealed herself in MYSTERY, IN SECRECY? Do you think it is also possible that she (in past times) has even pretended to have her own agents (the Jesuits) try to kill her when in reality THEY ARE THE ONES who are controlling the world through her agencies, the SECRET SOCIETIES of the world?
I probably don’t have to name this woman here, for you already know full well who she is. She is the one clothed in purple and scarlet, and who is adorned with gold and with precious stones and pearls. She has in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality. On her forehead is written “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Did you see that she is a mother, beloved? This means that she has OFFSPRING, “harlots” to be specific, and other “abominations.” Again, “harlots” in this context represents APOSTATE CHURCHES OR RELIGIOUS POWERS. I’ve already shared with you how another very popular religion has come forth from this whore. Consider here that there are many “Christian” denominations that have come forth from her too.
I leave you here with that…