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.
Revelation 13, and Revelation 17 introduce something very strange, a beast with seven heads and ten horns. He comes out of the sea. One of the heads is wounded in a way the seems impossible to survive. We also find that this beast ascends out of the ‘bottomless pit’ (i.e., Hell). This beast is also ridden by a prostitute.
Who else does the Department of Homeland Security go to war with?
I know that they’re supposed to be protecting you, but that’s not what they’re real mandate is. Their job is to protect the government. They’re the Praetorian Guard, and they’re getting ready to do some serious shooting in the Homeland.
Why else would they need more than 650 MILLION rounds of ammunition?
14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
I’ve been wondering about this for a while. I’m curious about the point where God says, “this far, and no farther.” What does that point look like? How close are we? I think that part of it has something to do with the capacity for evil and the capacity to live forever – and even the capacity to become god-like.