Today is my 7th day of 365, I want us to do something more serious; something most Pastors and clergymen avoid and the truth remains concealed. We need to work together to unravel the truth so all may return to the true worship. The Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well conversing with Jesus Christ Said, “Sir, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” And Jesus replied, You Samaritans worship what you do not know”. Read the whole of John 4:5-29. From the above passage, we are made to understand that it’s not all about the place of worship, but about knowing what you worship and how to worship. Today some would say am a catholic, other am a winner and I say I am an Apostolic, but what the Lord says is simple, “It’s not about any denomination”. Jesus wants his Children to come out of a particular denomination and her daughters as clearly written in the book of Revelation 18:4, “Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues. It’s with great Joy I introduce you to our topic of the day: “The Harlot and her Daughters”. With inspiration from the Holy Spirit I write and with the interpretation of the holy Spirit, you will understand.
Before we go any further, we need to define some prophetical terms;
(1) Woman:- In prophecy, a woman is defined as a church. We also understand the Church of Jesus Christ is considered to be the “Bride of Christ” because of many areas of Scriptures that describe her as such. Jeremiah 6:2 says, “I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.”
(2) Beast:- It is also commonly understood that prophecy defines a beast to be a nation. Daniel 7:17, “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.” Daniel 7:23, “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” Even in today’s world, nations are described as beasts? The USA is seen as an eagle. Russia is likened unto a bear, and China even carries the image of a dragon.
(3) Heads:- Revelation 17:9, “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” What is a Mountain? Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted standard definition for a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit. In the United Kingdom, a mountain must be over 600 meters (1969 feet) or over 300 meters (984 feet) if it’s an abrupt difference in the local topography. However, some hills can be called mountains and some mountains can be called hills – it’s just a matter of the original name given to the relief, so a mountain could be translated as a hill.
Now back to our subject; ” The Harlot and her Daughters”.
Revelation 17:3, “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” lets take note of the following;
(1) A Woman
(2) A Beast
(3) 7 Heads
(4) 10 Horns
Many years ago Daniel was given a great vision about all the nations of the earth till the end of time. In this vision he saw the last beast to be “diverse from all the others.” (Daniel 7:19) But how diverse would it be? According to Revelation 17:3 as we have already seen, this beast will have a woman riding it. Since prophecy defines a woman as a church, and a beast as a nation. Is there such an entity described in history? Is there a church and state mixed together as one some place today? Yes there is. Only one place on earth has ever done this.
The great King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and his dream unlocks the rest of prophesies of the Book of Daniel which unlock the Book of Revelation. Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar dream prophetically; what He wrote had not yet come to pass, but there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days (Dan 2:28).
We can look and see what has already being fulfilled and what has not. Here is the dream; Dan 2:31-35: Thou, O king, saw, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar dream
– The head of Gold
Name of Kingdom: Babylon
– Breast and arms of silver
Name of Kingdom: Medes and the Persians
– Belly and thighs of brass
Name of Kingdom: Grecian
– Legs of iron
Name of Kingdom: Roman Empire For the purpose of our topic we shall end at the fourth Kingdom, which was the Roman Empire.
These governments were revealed to an unbeliever, King Nebuchadnezzar, in form of an image of Gold, silver, brass, iron and clay which is a man’s perspective. God revealed the same governments to a believer, Daniel, in form of beasts which is God’s perspective of these governments as seeing in Daniel chapter 7: Daniel’s dream of four beasts. Daniel 7:24, “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” Daniel identifies immediately that the horns in this vision actually refer to kings. For further confirmation, later in Daniel 8:20 we see the two horns on the ram Daniel sees in vision are in fact the two kings of Media and Persia. When Pagan Rome fell in 476AD it resulted in the formation of TEN SEPARATE KINGDOMS. Three of these ten kingdoms rejected the idea of a “universal / Catholic faith” that was both religious as well as political so as to better control the people of the fallen nation of Rome. They were annihilated for protesting against such an evil entity.
(1). Heruli nation was annihilated in 493AD.
(2). Vandals in 534AD.
(3). Ostrogoths in 538AD were the final of the three kings that would be subdued just as Daniel prophesied. With the fall of the Ostrogoths in the year 538AD the political entity we today refer to as the “Roman Catholic institution,” began it’s official reign as the last part of this fourth beast mentioned in the prophecy of Daniel.THE TEN HORNS that came to be after Rome fell:
The Alamannis which is now called Germany
The Visigoths which is now called Spain
The Franks which is now called France
The Sueves which is now called Portugal
The Burgundians which is now called Switzerland
The Anglo Saxons which is now called England
The Lombards which is now called Italy
“The three divisions which were plucked up where the Heruli in 493 the vandals and 534 and the Ostrogoths in 538. Justinian, the emperor, who we see was at Constantinople, working through the general Belisarius, was the power that plucked the three kingdoms represented by the three horns.
“Vigilius…ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius.” History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327
Catholic emperors of the eastern empire found ways to help the pope by eliminating three of the Arian tribes. (These “Arian type” nations would not agree with the popes plans) The Catholic emperor Zeno (474-491) arranged a treaty with the Ostrogoths in 487 which resulted in the eradication of the kingdom of the Arian Heruls in 492. And the catholic emperor Justinian (527-565) exterminated the Arian Vandals in 534 and significantly broke the power of the Arian Ostrogoths in 538. Thus were Daniels three horns – The Heruls, the Vandals, and the Ostrogoths – “plucked up by the roots. The Lord shows Daniel many years prior that after the fall of the pagan kingdom of Rome, or the fourth Global kingdom, would arise another power that would seek to regain this Global kingdom for its own evil purposes. Daniel saw that when pagan Rome fell it would split into ten separate kingdoms. He even saw that three of the nations that were part of that split, wouldn’t go along with new plans to regain this global kingdom. What type of kingdom was this that was so evil that three nations were willing to die to prevent it’s rise? And just as Daniel was shown by the Lord, it all happened with perfect timing. History records perfectly every step of Rome in this regard. This is what’s so amazing about studying prophecy in the last days. We have HISTORY to look back on! We can actually match historic events with prophetic utterances in the Word of the Christian God.
As the ten kingdoms of Rome were falling apart, there was an emperor Justinian who was worried about his crumbling empire. He had General Bellsarius under his thumb who he devised a plan with during the wars that resulted in the unrest of Rome’s fall. They decided that if they can get into the city of Rome they will banish the bishop of Rome so as to allow for a takeover that would allow the new system of “ROMAN Catholicism” to be set up. They needed this system because they felt they had no more political power to control the people. So they devised a plan that would give them Religious as well as political strength. One fateful day while Bellsarius is fighting, the bishop of Rome proclaims that he will not allow any fighting within his city. This Bishop loves his people and proceeds to close the gates and refuses to have anything to do with the war just outside the city. The fighting on this day is particularly strenuous however. The Goths had pushed back Bellsarius and his fighters all the way to the walls of what was left of the city of Rome. It looked hopeless, it looked as if Bellsarius was going to be wiped out completely. So, Bellsarius scurried off a note to his superior Justinian, saying, “save us!” Justinian’s wife is a Christian who happens to be a friend of the bishop of Rome. Justinian pleads with his wife to ask the bishop of Rome to open the gates of the city so that Bellsarius and his men can enter inside so as not to be wiped out by the Goth’s. Out of respect for her bishop, Salverius of Rome opens the gates of the city to allow Bellsarius and his army into the city to spare their lives. Justinian and Bellsarius however had already agreed that once inside the city they would banish the bishop of Rome. So once inside they did indeed follow through on their plans. They banished the bishop and put their own man Vigilius who was not a Christian on the seat of bishop and proclaimed him Pope that very day. And there you have it, just as this prophecy of Revelation 13:4 predicted. In the year 538 AD the official beginning of the Roman Catholic church and state conglomeration drophetically began, dozens of writers have pointed out that the real survivor of the ancient Roman Empire was the Church of Rome.
From everything we have carefully examine above; we know the prophetic meaning of a woman, a beast, head and Mountain; let us analyse;
Is there any such union as a woman ridding a beast today?
Is there a church and state sitting on seven hills somewhere on this world?
It is within the city of Rome, called The City on Seven Hills, that the entire area of Vatican State Proper is now confined. Understand first that Daniel 7:23 tells us this Beast will be “diverse from all kingdoms.” How diverse you ask? As we define the prophetic symbols we understand this woman that is sitting on the beast is actually a church and a NATION combined. It is what Daniel said. There will be a kingdom that will arise that will be TOTALLY DIFFERENT than any other kingdom that ever existed on Earth. The Vatican fits this perfectly! Never was there a nation that was both a nation and a church that the same time! Our topic is about the, ” Harlot and her Daughters”, for there to be a harlot, there must be a woman. Now that we know the woman that fits our subject, let us look at the things that made her a harlot and who her daughters are:
Revelation 17 New International Version (NIV) The Prostitute on the Beast 17 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:
“Babylon the great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth”. She’s a harlot because she commits adultery with the Kings of the earth and by the wine of her adulteries, the inhabitants of the earth are made intoxicated.Prophetic adultery is the worship of of gods by a woman(Church). Even a blind man knows that all the presidents, kings and rulers of the world to go Vatican to commit fornication with these woman, even our own Paul Biya does. The formal beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II which took place on 1 May 2011 and the Ceremony of Canonization for John Paul II and John XXIII, presided by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on April 27, 2014 are clear examples of such blatant adultery committed right before our eyes. Now we know the woman, why she is a harlot,the question to end our discussion of the day is, who are your daughters? The Holy Spirit sure gave the inspiration, I wrote about the harlot, it’s your turn to identify her daughters and return to the true worship of the Father which by Spirit and truth and not by denomination so Glory will be given unto the Son.
Am all eager to go ahead and talk about the daughters of the harlot, but am bound by the rule of this discussion to limit myself to the harlot, so just two clues will do: Any woman who was born as a result of the protestants reformation, A woman still clinging to a doctrine similar to those of the harlot.
God Bless his people has they come back to worshiping him in Spirit and in truth.