We are rapidly approaching that moment in time when we will discover who was right and who was wrong in terms of Bible prophecy. But, as I try to understand what the Bible really says, I’m beginning to see that this is something of a test.
If you pass – you live to continue serving God
If you fail – you die
Of course, life is full of tests. And, when the Bible speaks of trials, what it really means is that you are being tested. And, there’s a big one coming that you had better pass, because there will be no second chances.
We spend a lot of time trying to figure out who and what The Beast is, but seemingly very little time looking for the woman who rides The Beast. And, there are some interesting challenges that we have in trying to figure out the identity of The Great Whore.
The Book of Revelation gives us clues to the identity of The Great Whore. But, even though those clues are definitive, they still leave us with more questions than answers. I have tried to answer as many of those questions as possible, this week. And, the reason why I have tried to do that is wrapped up in a command by God found in Revelation 18.
Today, we bring this discussion to a close. Hopefully, I will have laid out the pieces of the puzzle in such a way that you can decide for yourself who the Beast Rider is – and, by process of elimination, who The Beast is.
Yesterday we saw her relationship with the kings of this world, as well as her direct relationship with the inhabitants of the Earth. Today we will talk about her relationship with The Beast and her appearance.
By the way, of the three theories that we are examining, remember that what is not a part of the Great Whore, is actually a part of The Beast.
This Beast Rider has a certain relationship with the world that identifies her. She commits fornication with the kings of the Earth. The people of the Earth drink the wine of her fornication. She sits on the Beast which is full of the names of blasphemy. She is beautiful and wears luxurious clothing and jewelry. And, she carries a golden cup that is full of abominations and filthiness.
The Beast that the woman rides is first mentioned in Revelation 11:7, but only briefly. The Beast is then discussed in detail in Chapter 13 – but, not the Beast Rider. It is only in Chapter 17 that we see the Great Whore, who sits on many waters.
As we move ever deeper into the Last Days, the identity of the major players mentioned in the prophecies of these Last Days become ever more important. The world is going to suffer at the hands of those players, and we want to be ready when they come on the scene.
There’s a certain rhythm to the Universe. And, each part of the Universe has its own distinct tempo. Each pulse and pattern rumbles and beats according to a cadence set by our Great Composer.
We see it everywhere, yet we often fail to see it in ourselves and in the mass of people that we call civilization. So, when Martin Armstrong, Nikolai Kondratiev, or Raymond Wheeler demonstrate that there is a cycle to human existence, we scoff at the idea.
Because it demonstrates a severe limitation to freewill, and we don’t like that – which is completely understandable, although foolish.
Many have come to me and talked about how closely the Economic Confidence Model (ECM) correlates with what Jonathan Cahn says about the year of Shemitah. Also, both ‘models’ indicate that there will be economic fireworks after the Summer of 2015.
Curiouser and curiouser.
So, I thought that I would add my own two-cents to this issue, and tell you what I think about this correlation. And yes, I DO admit that there is a correlation. But, it’s probably NOT the correlation that you think.
Also, please be careful. Judaism and Christianity do not mix. Consulting Talmud about such questions is wrong.
A financial doomsday is bad. Losing your wealth and your livelihood is not something that ANYONE wants to experience.
But, a doomsday for war?
That is far, far worse. A financial collapse would cause hardship, but a war is a far greater threat – especially since our enemies have nuclear weapons. Given the choice, most of us will choose hardship over death.
Of course, we aren’t being given the choice, we are going have a war, AND a financial collapse. And, in the same way that there is a cycle for financial collapse, there is a cycle for war.