Part I here.
Part II here.
Part III here.
Part IV here.
JEWRY/JUDAISM IS THE “GREAT HARLOT” (Revelation 17 & 18)
Now I will present what I believe to be the right understanding of the “Great Harlot” of the Apocalypse. It is especially here where the element of Globalism really comes into view in this series of articles. First, a couple of preliminary remarks are in order:
1.) Even in Traditional Christianity (Catholicism / Eastern Orthodoxy) where there is generally no “private interpretation” of the Scriptures, there is nonetheless a lot of license when it comes to end-times prophecy in particular. Seeing that even the Church Fathers saw in these matters good reason to keep an open mind, how much more so should we do the same. As things yet distant in the future come into closer and closer view, our perceptions will naturally adjust and improve. I don’t claim that the following is already perfect, it is simply the best I have. I also make no claims for originality.
2.) A competing interpretation of this infamous biblical figure is that it is the Vatican. Such an interpretation is popular among numerous Protestant sects and I must admit, that notwithstanding my Catholic faith, I find this interpretation deserving of serious consideration — but only as based upon radically different methods of interpretation than those offered by the Protestants. Specifically, the Sedevacantist or Radical Traditionalist Catholic interpretation of the Vatican II Council as being a heretical defilement of the Church, rendering it a “harlot”. For details, please consult the Most Holy Family Monastery. I’m not saying I take a full sedevacantist position, but I do see problems with Vatican II and am alarmed, to put it mildly, at the administration of Francis and numerous others in high office.
Nonetheless, I am still convinced that what I am about to present is the most logical and biblical interpretation of the Harlot, so with all of the preliminaries out of the way, let’s dig in. First, let’s review the whole text and then break in down.
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 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. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 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. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, 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! 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. 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. 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.”
Let’s analyze this:
1.) “Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore…”
Whom does the Bible describe metaphorically as a harlot/whore? Jewry.
“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. . . How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.” (Isaiah 1)
“And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou [Jerusalem] hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood. And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord GOD;) That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.“ (Ezekiel 16)
The 16th chapter of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel is a long, very graphic, and fearsome description of the corruption of Jerusalem (the capital of the Jewish cult), all of which is likened to harlotry, and all of which elicits brutal condemnation from on high.
The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah also employs this exact same symbolism:
“For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou [Jerusalem] saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot. . . They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD. . . The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. . . And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.“ (Jeremiah 2 & 3)
This is by no means an exhaustive account. But, let’s continue:
2.) “The great whore . . . that sitteth upon many waters…”
Revelation 17:15 explains that — “the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” The Jewish whore, the old Jerusalem, “sits” upon the people of the whole earth. All nations, at some time and in some capacity, are shouldering the burden of this whore. This is clear as day to anyone who has studied the Jewish influence in world politics.
3.) “The great whore . . . with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…”
Practically every government in the world pays servile homage to the Jewish cult. US Presidents, European royalty, etc.; they all don kippas, they all visit the Wailing Wall, they all volunteer their countries’ treasure and fighting men to the whims and designs of Jerusalem.
4.) “. . . and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
This is a multi-faceted truth, presented in such a perfect metaphor, such that one is helplessly struck with the conviction that these are truly words from God. For, when we ask ourselves what exactly is the “fornication” described here, we do best to look first at what Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel said; for it is there that the metaphor is first introduced. The recurring theme is that the Jews exchanged the holy truth of God for counterfeits. Instead of God, they chose idols (Isaiah 57:3-5). Instead of justice, they chose murder (Isaiah 1:21). Instead of God’s standards, they chose degeneracy (Jeremiah 2:21). Instead of considering the lives of their children sacrosanct, they offered them to demons (Ezekiel 16:36, Psalm 106:36-41). Instead of placing their trust in God, they trusted in making deals with foreign powers (Isaiah 30:1-3, 31:1, Jeremiah 17:1-8).
All of this continues, only now the Great Whore is intoxicating not only herself with this evil, but the whole earth. Jewry is the mighty teacher to the world, teaching the ways of idolatry, murder, new ideas and values, new “visions”, degeneracy, infanticide, and using “deals” with human power to answer spiritual challenges. The world is now fully drunk with this wine of fornication. Wrath is coming. Interestingly, just like with the intoxication that comes from ordinary wine, this insanity came slowly, virtually imperceptible.
Of course, it would be remiss of me to fail to connect this wine of fornication to the literal flooding of the world with pornography that Jewry is so guilty of. I suspect that it will be urged, that whatever the facts regarding the Jewish hand in pornography, what we are discussing here is “Jerusalem” — the center point of Jewish religion and religious identity — and not what some Jewish reprobates have done. Well, not so fast… I have consistently observed that even those Jews which are engaged in the most grotesque defilement of the natural order of God’s earth — things which appear to the casual observer to be distinctly “un-orthodox” — love to cite the “spirit” of Jewish law as the inspiration and guiding light of their actions. They call this “Tikkun Olam” — “repairing the world”. And yes, Jewish peddlers of sexual perversion are far from exempt from this tendency. Pornographers like Al Goldstein or Jill Soloway describe their work as combating unjust Catholic authoritarianism and teaching people to love the “other” — as in people of perverse and novel sexual orientations. This is just scratching the surface. Watch for it as you go forth with this new understanding. You will always be hard pressed to find destructive Jewish agents not tracing their nefarious actions back to the Jewish religion.
5.) “I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
“. . . thou [Jerusalem] hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.” (Jeremiah 3:3)
“Then washed I thee [Jerusalem] with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil. I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers’ skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD. But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon. . .” (Ezekiel 16:9-16)
Why “Babylon”? What is the significance of Babylon? Judaism as it is known today — really as it has been known for about 2,400 years — is something whose distinctive rituals and underlying metaphysics were developed and given their final, concrete form in Babylonia, by the Judeans who were living there since the days of Nebuchadnezar. The famous “talmudic reasoning” which is such a distinctive part of Judaism comes from the BABYLONIAN Talmud which came from the diaspora of Jews in Babylon. Even the yellow jew-star armbands come from Babylon.
The beast with seven heads and ten horns is . . . This is admittedly difficult. So far, we have had the convenience of having a bunch of Old Testament texts showing direct connections between the Jerusalem of old and the Harlot of the Apocalypse. I feel that this identification is really solid. However, when it comes to the beasts and beast-heads and beast-horns in our text, it is one of those areas, as mentioned earlier, which I hope will get more clear with time. We do know with certainty that “beasts” in prophetic imagery are empires of biblical significance, as, for example, in the well known beast-empires of the Book of Daniel (Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome). Clearly, this motif is still in play in the Apocalypse — Revelation 13:1-3 makes this clear. In fact, the beast described in those verses very much appears to be an amalgamation of the beasts in the book of Daniel. In Daniel, each empire was its own beast. But here in Revelation, the whole string of empires is but a single beast, albeit with seven heads to distinguish the various governments which, each having its own era, make up the backdrop of biblical history. In this understanding, when we are, for example, in the Greek period of biblical history, it is the Greek head which heads the beast and it is as if the whole beast is Greek on account of its head. This is a very important detail.
In Revelation 13:3 it says that one of the heads of the 7-headed beast was wounded with a seemingly fatal wound and yet the wound healed. This surprising healing causes many people to admire the beast. Ask yourself: are you aware of any state power of biblical significance that seemingly died — and yet returned — and the bulk of humanity seems to be hopelessly bewitched by this power? Yeah, me too. The 1948 re-appearance of the zionist state from the graveyard of history is hands-down the greatest “miracle” of the history of governments. It is clearly a bafflement to the whole world.
Some might object, saying: “Wait, you’re just identifying all the symbols in Revelation as the Jews.” No, not really. I’m identifying two distinct things (1) the Great Whore as Jewry and (2) the healed beast-head as the zionist state known as Israel. Jewry has not always had its own world-power state. For nearly all of biblical history — i.e., before the conquest of Canaan and after the Babylonian exile — the Jews were either “guests” of a host country or else had only a small vassal state (as during the time-frame of the Gospels). In other words, most of the time, the Harlot sits on foreign kingdoms and empires and manipulates them. The Harlot directly governing her own world-powerful, Jewish state is an exceptional turn of events.
6.) “I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”
Let’s list out the seven kingdoms of biblical importance, of which, one is an also an “eighth”.
(1) Assyria, (2) Egypt, (3) Israel, (4) Babylon, (5) Persia, (6) Greece, (7) Rome.
Five are “fallen” — meaning forever out of the picture: (1) Assyria, (2) Egypt, (3) Babylon, (4) Persia, and (5) Greece. One kingdom “is”, that is, exists during the time of St John. This is obviously the Roman Empire. One is yet to come and is of the seven. This is obviously Israel. Not only is Israel the only option here, this harmonizes perfectly with Revelation 13:3. The one head of the seven which returns as the “eighth head” is one and the same thing as the head which receives a deadly wound and then heals. Israel and Israel 2.0. Clear as day. Woe unto those who admire this zionist beast, for they are described as those who are not written in the Book of Life. They are admiring a satanic miracle (Revelation 13:4!) Seriously, we must all do everything possible to see to it that our loved ones are not among this doomed mass of people.
It seems best to understand all the horns as being on the Roman head. They are the kingdoms which grow out of the Roman Empire, seeing that they are described as not having yet received their kingdom during the time of the writing of the Apocalyspe. It should be noted that horns are naturally just a part of the creature they grow out of. None of the Roman “horns” can really compare to the Roman Empire itself — they are mere outgrowths. The governments of Europe are the left-overs of the Roman Empire.
Let’s make a quick tangent to Revelation 13:
7.) “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”
This is the USA. Other empires in biblical prophecy arise from the waters, which the Bible tells us represent multitudes of people. The US arose from a wilderness, i.e., “come up out of the earth”. It’s two lamb horns are the shallow profession of “christianity” and do-gooder pseudo-virtues of the two ruling parties, but be not deceived, it speaks as a dragon, i.e., satanically. The US, government-wise, is actually the greatest promoter of satanic anti-values in the world. The US causes the earth to bow down to Israel — almost as if it knows no other foreign policy agenda — sending fire down from heaven on those who refuse to comply. As the rest of Chapter 13 tells us, the US is going to keep turning up the (satanic) heat and will carry out the very apocalyptic torments that have shaken the imaginations of Bible students since the beginning of Christianity.
Let’s return now to the Great Whore. It think the case is laid out fairly well now. Yes, there is still work to do as far as the details. God willing, we will be blessed to know them. Many things in the remainder of the chapter now seem totally obvious — like all the merchandise and all the people weeping in the future because the Whore (the Jews) is getting shoah’ed by the Almighty and is no longer pumping up the global economy with fiat money —
“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, 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! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought.”
Consumerism will go up in smoke. The enervating luxuries are demolished and those who once lived by them now have nothing but to wail and lament. I want to suggest, however, that there is an additional meaning: A great emphasis in the description of the merchandise is laid on clothing (Revelation 18:12). We see that clothing in the Bible, when taken in a spiritual sense, represents a person’s way of relating to God and fellow man. You see this in Adam and Eve covering up with fig leaves and in Jesus’s parable of the wedding feast and many, many places in between. The Jews have worked mightily to institute a counterfeit way of relating to God and man in the world and it has caused horrible social desolation. They are going to pay eternally for this “hutzpah”.
(We will pay with them, if we don’t come clean out of their spell!)
I want to look at another Apocalypse-OT parallel:
8.) “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”
Here’s the parallel in Jeremiah. The Roman “horns” which once doted upon the Whore have come to despise her and destroy her:
“For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers. Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely. O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.” (Jeremiah 4:28-5:3)
9.) 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. 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. . .”
The holy angles, apostles, and prophets are actually told to rejoice over the vengeance that God carries out on the Jews! Again, this is a call-back to the Old Testament, specifically to Jeremiah (who was hated and abused by the Jews).
“Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.” (Jeremiah 7:43)
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.” (Jeremiah 16:9
“Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.” (Jeremiah 25:10)
It makes perfect sense. Why should there be a voice of bridegroom and bride in Jerusalem, the great city (Revelation 11:8) which reigns over the kings of the earth, where the Bride (the Jews) killed the Bridegroom (Christ)?
“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.” (Revelation 18:7)
10.) “. . . 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.”
“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.“ (Matthew 23)
The climactic end of the NT includes the final destruction of Judaism and the zionist state. It also includes the destruction of consumerism. For those counter-semites who are skeptics of Christianity I ask: What more is it you’re looking for?
Next time, we’ll wrap up this series.