reply to post by Firefly_
The fact that you don't believe in Divine prophecy negates everything else and any attempt to persuade you to understand the scripture would be
But to others who perhaps may be reading this. The disgusting thing is the same as the beast depicted in Revelation chapter 17 and 18. This beast
turns upon a harlot that is riding it. The harlot is called Babylon the great and she sits on many waters. It states that waters represent many
peoples. Babylon is the source from which all religion came, thus Babylon the great, the harlot that fornicates itself with the kings of the earth
must represent religion.
When she is destroyed the kings of the earth, and the merchants or commercial entity stand at a distance in amazement whispering at her destruction,
thus the harlot Babylon the great cannot represent any political or commercial entity.
Further the beast that kills her came out of an abyss-like state of death:
(Revelation 17:8) . . .The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off into
destruction.. . .
It was as the League of Nations, it "is not" during the time of the Second World II when this prophesies fulfillment became understood. At that
time it was revealed that it "is not" but would rise again. And it was predicted in 1943 that it would rise again as the United Nations after World
War II ended and a period of "peace" would ensue.
It does not have teeth right now, and has existed since a little after the time of the end in 1914 (it came into existence as a counterfeit kingdom of
God that would bring peace to humankind at Satan's behest after WWI ended).
Right now she appears not to have much power to do anything. But events will happen that will give her the power she needs to do God's bidding. For
no human agency will then be operative that can prevent it.
I will reveal something to you. There is no unity except where there is the spirit of God. This world is in disarray and disunity, it's peoples,
its religions, because they carry not God's spirit.
Only among his people is their unity and peace. That spirit will eventually fall upon the United Nations and unify mankind in a single thought to
destroy and devastate religion, starting with the clergy of Christendom.
When the world unify it will be suddenly and without warning, and they, and everyone will know that something not right is happening:
(Revelation 17:15-18) . . .And he says to me: “The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and
tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw, and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up
her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put [it] into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out [their]
one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the
great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”
That "disgusting thing" is a political entity that will turn upon and devestate that disgusting harlot.
Modern-day Israel has no fulfillment in Bible prophecy. It is in opposition to God's kingdom as surely as any other nation on earth is today. Many
so-called Christians look to modern-day Israel for some kind of fulfillment of Bible prophecy but they will receive none. It is the spiritual Israel,
or the Israel of God, the Christian congregation that is the real Israel in Bible prophecy today. And Jerusalem above, that is heavenly, is her
mother, not any nation on earth.