Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Revelation of Christ – Part 39: The Punishment of the Great Prostitute II

The Revelation of Christ – Part 39:
The Punishment of the Great Prostitute II
Pastor Bruce A. Shields
House of Faith Church | |

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The Book of Revelation, or the Revelation of Christ, is the most challenging book in the bible.

Because of this fact, many avoid it or ignore it altogether. Some fear a lack of understanding; others afraid to misinterpret, which I guess is better to avoid than dive in and get it completely wrong.

Many times, when a new believer comes to me for direction, they want to jump right into Revelation and find out what’s to come.

This is equivalent to deciding one day to learn Mandarin and sitting down to author a novel in Chinese that very same day.

Or, a kindergartner learning how to count, and then trying to calculate quantum mechanics calculations.

The words in Revelation have caused much debate on rapture, judgment, even some who claim John was writing about the events in his day in code rather than Jesus Christ revealing to him about the coming events and Judgment.

A special blessing is promised to those who read Revelation.

Although it may be a difficult book, we could all use a special blessing, reading this is good for us all, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will take the Revelation of Christ in small portions and gain understanding, little by little.

Part 12 – The Lamb is Worthy
Part 13 – The First Seal

Part 14 – The Second Seal
Part 15 – The Third Seal
Part 16 – The Fourth Seal
Part 17 – The Fifth Seal

Part 18 – The Sixth Seal
Part 19 – The 144,000 Sealed
Part 20 – The Great Multitude
Part 21 – The Seventh Seal

Part 22 – Trumpets 1-4
Part 23 – The 5th Trumpet (1st woe)
Part 24 – The 6th Trumpet (2nd woe)
Part 25 – The Mighty Angel
Part 26 – The Two Witnesses 
Part 27 – The 7th Trumpet and 3rd Woe 

Part 28 – The Woman and the Dragon I
Part 29 – The Woman and the Dragon II
Part 30 – The Beast out of the Sea
Part 31 – The Beast out of the Earth

Part 32 – The Lamb and the 144,000
Part 33 – The Three Angels
Part 34 – Harvesting the Earth

Part 35 – The Seven Angels with the Seven Plagues
Part 36 – The First Bowls
Part 37 – The Last Bowls
Part 38 – The Punishment of the Great Prostitute I

Part 39 – The Punishment of the Great Prostitute II


Revelation 17:6-11

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7 Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

9 “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.


a.   The Beast that once was, now is not, but will come up again
                                     i.   The Beast that once was - The fallen angel (Abandon, Apollyon) helped leaders of empires in the past come into power, rule the world and seek to destroy Israel

                                    ii.   Now is not – He had lost power and authority in John’s Day because of the Cross

                                   iii.   But will come up again – Cast down and locked in the Abyss, The Destroyer will be released again and act as the unholy-spirit in the unholy-trinity of the Beast (666) – Revelation 20:10

b.   Satan has tried from the beginning to rule mankind and be a god
                                     i.   He failed to rule over Adam and Eve, though he convinced them to sin against God and break the covenant God had with them
                                    ii.   He failed to rule over the earth by establishing false religions, such as Baal worship
                                   iii.   He failed to prevent Israel from becoming a nation of God’s people
                                   iv.   He failed to prevent the birth of Jesus the Messiah
                                    v.   He failed to prevent Jesus creating a New Covenant with mankind so God could restore the relationship which was broke in the Garden by Satan introducing sin to mankind
                                   vi.   He failed to take over Heaven

                                  vii.   And now, thousands of years later, he continues to fight, and struggle to destroy Israel, rule over humans as a god and create his own version of paradise, which IS the condemnation, torture and destruction of those who were created in the image of God.

c.   Some inhabitants of the earth do follow Satan
                                     i.   All of those whose names are not in the Lambs Book of Life will be amazed at the things the Antichrist does on earth, things they have never seen before

                                    ii.   Signs and wonders that will convince many that the antichrist is either empowered by God Himself, or IS God

                                   iii.   And they will follow him

                                   iv.   The antichrist is capable of these signs and wonders because of the help of The Destroyer from the Abyss

a.   Seven heads of the Beast
                                     i.   This calls for wisdom of the mind = meaning, one who knows and believes the Word of God

                                    ii.   The 7 heads are 7 hills (or empires)

                                   iii.   “on which the woman sits”
1.   The woman is the Great Whore of Babylon (the prostitute)
2.   Meaning False religions
3.   She “sits” on the hills (empires) meaning she rules over them

                                   iv.   These are seven empires who follow false religions

b.   Five have fallen, 1 who is, and 1 yet to come

                                     i.   The 5 fallen empires who were ruled by false religions are
1.   Egypt (Each of the 10 plagues in Exodus was against one of the Egyptian gods)
2.   Assyria (Nineveh)
3.   Babylon (Baal)
4.   Medo-Persia (Persians worshipped the sun, moon, sky, earth, fire, wind and water)
5.   Greece (Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Delphi, etc.)

                                    ii.   The one who IS
1.   This is the Roman empire who was ruling during John’s time

                                   iii.   The not yet come
1.   But when he does, he will only remain a little while
2.   This is the 10-nation confederation created by the antichrist who becomes the 7th head of the beast

c.   The eighth king
                                     i.   This fallen angel (The Destroyer) belongs to the Seventh
                                    ii.   Comes and empowers the Antichrist acting as the unholy-spirit following Satan’s orders and making the BEAST (666) the unholy-trinity complete, and the 8th king (antichrist)

So The Destroyer from the Abyss, who helped the previous empires of earth (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome) will now help build the 10-Nation Confederation, and consolidate them into the 8th Kingdom, which is controlled and lead by the Antichrist

However, regardless of Satan’s efforts, power, authority and rule on earth, Eternal Hell does await Satan, the antichrist, the false prophet, Abaddon and all the fallen angels, demons and every unredeemed person who has ever lived.

NEXT WEEK: The Punishment of the Great Prostitute III

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