This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the judgment of the Roman Catholic Church.
In Revelation 17 the angel showed John who the Harlot was, Babylon the Great, the Roman Catholic Church. And Revelation 18 continues the narrative about her judgment.
Revelation 18:1-2 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Babylon is the code word for Rome. John couldn’t come out and say that Rome would be judged and destroyed, as that would have invited more persecution.
From Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s Verse Expositions of the Bible
May the Spirit of God take away the veil from our eyes while we read what was revealed to the beloved apostle John! Here we have the prophecy of the destruction of the great anti-Christian system of Babylon, which, being interpreted, is and can be none other than the apostate church of Rome.
We have no difficulty in knowing to what city this great Babylon refers, for the Church of Rome, in the plenitude of its wisdom, has taken the title to itself in attempting to claim that Peter was the first bishop of Rome. They quote the text, “The church that is in Babylon saluteth thee” that church, they say, being the church in Rome. Therefore, Rome is Babylon. Beside, the whole of the eighteenth chapter gives such a description as can only apply to her, and she must, and shall, come to her end.
By the Catholic theologians own words, they proclaimed that Babylon pointed to Rome.
Sylvester J. Hunter, a Jesuit, in his “Outline of Dogmatic Theology” (Vol I, p. 410) said: “There is no room for doubt that by the Babylon of the Apocalypse is meant the city of Rome. And down to the time of the Reformation it was the unanimous judgment of all writers… that the Babylon of St. Peter’s Epistle is the same Rome.”
Cardinal Baronius, who lived from 1538-1607, said: “By Babylon is to be understood Rome.” “Rome is signified by Babylon; it is confessed of all.” (“Annals,” sec xvi, p. 344)
Cardinal Bellarmine, who was an Italian Jesuit and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation, said; “John, in the Apocalypse, calls Rome Babylon.” (“De Rom. Pont..” c. iii, 2, Preterea, Tome I, p 232, Colon 1615)
Cardinal Newman, who was originally an evangelical Oxford academic and priest in the Church of England, before he joined the church of Rome, described the city of Rome as “a doomed city,” “amid the obscurities of the fearful Apocalypse.”
Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
The kings of the earth have become wealthy because they have served Rome well in stealing, killing and destroying, those in their domain; to bring them under the power of the Vatican. We can look at people like the Rothchild’s, the Rockefeller’s, George Soros, etc., as the kings of the earth; who serve the Jesuits of Rome in their agenda, and have become rich for it.
No authority on earth has interacted with the world and its political systems more than the Pope. Look at Pope Francis who in four years has met with Vladimir Putin, President Obama, President Trump, the European Union leaders, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Queen of England, the President of Iran, Justin Trudeau, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, a 30-member delegation from the Conference of European Rabbi’s, Jordanian royalty, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, VP Joseph Biden, Palestinian Lead Abbas, the President of Argentina Maurico Macri, French President Francois Hollande, Fidel Castro, and many more. And previous Popes did the same thing.
No authority on earth has interacted with the world ‘s religious figures more than the Pope. Pope Francis has met with Muslim leaders and even kissed the Quran. He has met with many leaders of religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, etc.) . He has met with ‘christian’ leaders Billy and Franklin Graham, Rick Warren, Orthodox Church Patriarch Krill, South Korea’s religious leaders, World Jewish Congress leaders, Hasidic Jews, Sunni Muslim leaders, the World Methodist Council, the Egyptian Grand Imam, British Imams, and many more. And previous Popes did the same thing.
Revelation 18:4-6 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
Her primary influence is the 1.2 billion Catholics who revere (mark on their forehead) and obey (mark on their hand) the Pope. But the secondary influence is all of the Harlot Churches which the Vatican controls, including most Protestant Churches.
In the 4th century, the Roman Bishops and Emperor Constantine created the cult of Roman Christianity, and there was a great Falling Away from the faith. And much of what they declared in the 4th century is still followed by Protestants today, including:
Celebrating pagan-based holy-days, such as Easter and Christmas; instead of the Father’s seven Holy Feast Days, which Messiah is fulfilling to redeem His bride.
Worshiping on SUNday, instead of the 7th day Sabbath, and I am not referring to Saturday.Friend, you should have nothing to do with the teachings of the Popes of Rome. You can read about the great Falling Away of the 4th century @ https://christianitybeliefs.org/the-falling-away/
Revelation 18:7-8 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
The judgments against the Harlot Roman Catholic Church will come quickly.
Revelation 18:9-10 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 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 judgment come.
It’s interesting that they say “Alas… thy judgment come” indicating that they knew that she was evil and that she would be judged.
About 19 miles away from the heart of Rome, an ancient volcanic district called the Colli Albani is stirring again. The Jesuits could use HAARP technology to activate those volcanoes to destroy Vatican City.
Revelation 18:11-15 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
Prophecy teachers say that the great city can’t be Rome, because it doesn’t have a great sea port; but John is not saying that the great city is making and selling the goods; it’s saying that when the great city is destroyed, then nobody will buy the merchants goods anymore. It’s saying that the Roman Catholic Church is the one who is buying the merchants goods, and that they will weep when that buying ends.
Look at the Vatican and what do you see?
- The entire interior of St. Peter’s is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture and gold gilding.
- The Popes are decked with gold, pearls and precious stones on his their Mitre.
- Cardinals and Bishops are dressed in purple and scarlet robes, gold crosses, etc.
- The Vatican sells a lot of pectoral crosses and jewelry; which is made out of gold, silver, brass, copper, nickel, pewter, crystals, etc.
- The ceremonies of Catholic priests are filled with incense that is made from frankincense and cinnamon, that is burned in iron and brass censers; and they use three holy oils.
- The Eucharist ceremony uses wafers made of fine white wheat flour, and wine.
- The pagan concept of paying for pardons and indulgences to help someone reduce suffering in purgatory, is that not ‘trading the souls of men’? The Popes proclamations to bind and loose the souls of men.
Look at many lavish tiara’s of the Popes, which have been made; which have silver, gold, precious stones and pearls:
The Vatican has many churches which are decked out in gold, silver, marble, etc.; for example, look at the images of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. As of 2015, there are 223,128 parishes in the world, and every Catholic church needs supplies of fine wheat flour, wine, incense, etc., so they are purchasing a lot of goods from merchants.
We can further apply this prophecy fulfillment to the great city of Rome, as all trade is made through their city-state of London, which controls all of the world’s trading markets. When it is destroyed, all trading stops worldwide. Notice that it says “and slaves, and souls of men” as the City of London controls human trafficking, sex slaves, but more so, corporate slaves. Every person is just a number, a personal corporation to them, which they buy and sell and make profits on.
Revelation 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
Once again this is pointing to the city where they are dressed in purple and scarlet, and the city is arrayed in gold, precious stones and pearls. None other than the Vatican in Rome.
Revelation 18:17-19 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
The Roman Empire of John’s day was a massive empire that straddled the Mediterranean Sea.
It came to dominate Western Europe and the entire area surrounding the Mediterranean Sea through conquest and assimilation.
So who would the Jews know as the seat of commerce? The Romans who controlled the Mediterranean Sea.
It doesn’t have to be the physical goods going in and out of the deep sea ports (though the City of London is on the water and in John’s day it had a great sea port). The world’s financial markets are centered in the City of London, where all these goods are traded.
Over 500 banks have offices in the City of London, and it is an established leader in trading in Eurobonds, foreign exchange, energy futures and global insurance. It is the world’s greatest foreign exchange market and they control/manipulate the price of gold/silver. When it is destroyed, it will shut down commerce for the kings of the earth and they will weep and mourn.
Revelation 18:20-21 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
This recalls the vision in Daniel 2, where the uncut stone will be thrown at the feet of the statue, which represent the Roman Catholic Church and her Mohammedan army, to destroy it.
Revelation 18:22-24 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
The word sorceries here to the various political arts, state tricks, counterfeit miracles, and deceptive maneuvers of every kind.
Countless false flags have caused/justified military actions against countries which the Jesuits sought to control.
9/11 was instigated by the Jesuits through their CIA and MOSSAD intelligence agencies, to justify the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, which lead to their leaders being removed, their wealth stolen, and them getting a Jesuit-Rothchild central bank, so that the Jesuits control their money supply.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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