Mystery Babylon the great, is the mother of Harlots, representing confusion and idolatry. The word Babylon literally means confusion.
Through the Spirit of Christ, Mystery Babylon is not really a mystery, we can know of Satan’s devices and not be deceived by them.
Just as the Mystery of the Gospel of Christ is revealed by the Spirit, so to is the revelation of this Mystery Babylon system.
Without Satan, this Mystery Babylon phenomenon could not exist. The mystery of iniquity is the workings of Satan, blinding men from the truth of Christ. This iniquity will only intensify in the last days, known as The Great Tribulation.
The Mother of Harlots produces or orchestrates confusion idolatry and deceit. In Christ we can have life, but Satan who gives birth to all false religions, produces death and destruction.
Rev 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.
Almost the entire focus of Revelation chapters 17 through 19, are on Mystery Babylon. Interestingly enough, only six verses in these chapters are devoted to the Great Whore, and in these six verses the following is revealed:
Rev 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
This Great Whore (that represents spiritual idolatry), occupies the minds of many people who subscribe to this belief system, or have been indoctrinated by this spirit of deception. The headquarters of her Spiritual deception if you will, is Jerusalem. The Whore occupies a place, and represents a people group, that have corrupted others through great idolatry (Rev 17:15).
The vast majority of the world is already drunk from the deception grand illusions and idolatry that this Whore system has produced, at the hands of Mystery Babylon. Without Christ, and the key He offers that allows mankind to understand the Spiritual Mystery of the Kingdom of God, few will sober up and realize this last period of deception is terminal.
The ten kings will destroy the place and power of the Great Whore system. The Mother of Harlots, or Satan, will take over and occupy Jerusalem. The Beast and False Prophet, are the new representatives of this Mystery Babylon system, that most of the world will fall prey to.
The word mystery is used twenty seven times in the New Testament.
Iniquity is the violation of the Law of Christ, and all who are offended by Him are workers of iniquity (Rom 8:2; 10:4; 1 John 3:4; Math 23:28; Math 13:41; 2 Cor 6:14).
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
The architects or instigators of this idolatry, or spiritual deception (through Satan as the chess master behind the scenes), are referred to as a people, a multitude (or class of people), a nation and a tongue (or language). There are several clues within this verse to help the reader understand the identity of these waters.
The word and, that is used, is that of a connector. A better word that should have been used instead of and, would have been the word, also. The reference here is to a group, and also a certain class of people, they also represent a nation, and also a tongue.
Up until their destruction and removal from power, a multitude in Jerusalem who are without Christ, represent a class of people, a tongue and a nation. The Whore system is to be removed by the ten kings. After the two witnesses have been murdered in Jerusalem by the Beast, those that rejoice over this act, are a different group of people entirely. They are referred to as peoples, kindreds,(or tribes of the nations) tongues and nations (Rev 11:8-10).
Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
The gentiles, or nations will crush or tread upon the Holy City.
The use of these four words used together in one sentence, people(s), multitude(s), nation(s) and tongue(s), occurs no where else in the book of Revelations.
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
This verse is an obvious referral to the city of Jerusalem (Math 23:31; Luke 11:47; Romans 11:3; 1 Thes 2:15).
Rev 18:4 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.
Christ will gather the nations to the great battle of Armageddon. He will completely destroy the entire Mystery Babylon system, take the Kingdom and reign with His Elect on earth (Rev 18:8; Rev 16:14; Zec 14:2; Dan 2:44; Dan 7:9-22; Mathew 6:10).
Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
The abomination of desolations in these last days represents the final period of time, in which God’s holy mountain is desecrated by evil and idolatry.
This period of deception, also, is far greater than that of the Great Whore’s reign of terror.
Dan 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
The daily sacrifice is not taken away. The word sacrifice, is added to this verse in a futile attempt, to create the justification for a particularly demonic teaching. In this twisted fable, a covenant is made between Israel and Satan, and the jewish people reinstitute animal sacrifices. This pathetic excuse for Biblical theology, is crushed in an article entitled Daniel 9:27.
The daily, or continual, is taken away by the man of sin. Obviously he will create quite a bit of turmoil, and the daily, which refers to the continuance of everyday events will radically be altered.
Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
This last and short lived kingdom, will definitely change the daily events for everyone.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
This demonically inspired Beast will change the laws of God, and will demand to be worshiped as god.
Rev 18:2-3 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. 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.
There is a huge difference between being drunk, and drinking or partaking in something.
Rev 17:2 …and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
In Rev 17:2, the word drunk, literally means to become intoxicated. In the study the Great Whore part 2, this is detailed, click here.
Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication,
In Rev 18:3, the word drunk means to partake of, therefore the word drunk in Rev 17:2, has a completely different meaning from the work drunk here in this verse. The verse below should clarify this difference. Simply stated all that partake in this Mystery Babylon deception, who worship Satan and the Beast are condemned to hell (Rev 14:9, 11; Rev 15:2; Rev 19:20).
Those that have involvement with the worship and following of this Beast system led by Satan, will suffer the wrath of God. The wine of this Mystery Babylon system represents Satan’s false religion. As the Mother of Harlots, or Whores, Her fornication represents idolatry, which is worship of anyone or any thing other than God.
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: