The unavoidable troubles; continued.
“And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.” Revelation 17:16. Chapters 17 and 18 of the book of Revelation present the fall and the punishment of the harlot, the woman who rules over the kings of the earth. She is the “great city that rules,” addressed in the earlier blog. She is the single global coordinating authority or a one-world government. She is the harlot, the prostitute, who represents those who want to secure their long-range prosperity by their power and ingenuity. They disregard what God had said through the prophet Zechariah; “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” Zechariah 4:6. The global coordinating authority will lead the all world into a single global economy and commerce. But, because the world cannot become one, in the pure sense, the implementation of global plans by the woman will not coincide with the ten horns, the ten influential nations. Accordingly, the ten kings and the seventh kingdom will rebel against the coordinating authority. The ten kings will establish a global system with necessary regional adjustments. However, the ten kings will maintain common goals.
The world is steadily progressing toward the planned “one world” system, the seventh kingdom. The beast out of the Sea, the seventh kingdom, will not receive a mortal wound again. Today there is a Group of Seven (G7). The members of the G7 are leading the formation of the seventh kingdom with its single global economy. Few countries have an excellent potential of becoming a member of G7 and, thus, making it the G10, the ten horns of the beast, the seventh kingdom. It will soon be clearer which countries will comprise the final G10, the beast’s ten horns, the seventh kingdom. Despite the initial turbulent time, the ten horns, the ten kings, will remain until the end of the millennium because God’s words must be fulfilled. “For God has put into their hearts to accomplish His purpose by agreeing to hand over the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled.” Revelation 17:17. The “Dragon,” Satan gave the seventh kingdom his throne and great authority to preserve it and give it back to him at the right time. Revelation 13:2.
The book of Revelation, chapter 17, does show that the beast, whose wound was healed, will avoid the troubles, but the global coordinating authority, the harlot, will not. Concurrent with the great troubles that will fall upon the world, the seven angels will pour out the seven last plagues. Revelation chapter 16. The woman, in chapter 18, is the “Babylon, the Great.” Revelation 18:2 – 3. The “Babylon” symbolizes human pride and self-reliance. “Is not this the great city I built?” Daniel 4:29 – 31. Those who “live on the earth” deceived themselves by believing they can secure their long-range survival by their efforts. Accordingly, they spread confusion (Babylon) about God, who is the sole Sovereign Ruler. Their “I” grew so large that they lost sight of true God. Therefore, the ruin of the prostitute, Babylon, will be proportional to their attitude toward God and other human beings. Revelation 18:7 – 10.
The consequences of the seventh seal, read the next blog.