Ever wondered what is the meaning of these two chapters? What is the message to you, as a disciple of Jesus? Why does God want us to understand what the Great Prostitute is?
It’s so that we will understand a very important truth. We are to understand by it that just bcos something has great power and influence, and goes by the name of Christian, that doesn’t mean it necessarily represents Christ at all, or has His approval. Great power in the world does not equal God’s approval.
Let’s repeat: Just bcos something has great power and influence, and goes by the name of Christian, that doesn’t mean it necessarily represents the Jesus Christ of the Bible.
Babylon the Great represents a Christianity, which, even though it has great success, power and multitudes of followers, God calls it a PROSTITUTE, and not the Bride of Christ.
God deemed that we needed to know this, by inserting these two chapters into Scripture, so that we would not believe that power and success equals knowing Jesus Christ : that only true Christlike character is the only proof that people know Him.
When i was a fresh, new-born creation in Jesus, i used to get up at 5am to watch Kenneth Copeland. My own natural reasoning was that if a Christian is able to get on TV and build a big “ministry” then that must mean that God is with him and God approves of his life. But, as i read the Bible more i realized that his message was the antithesis of Christ’s and the Apostles, and was simply the love of money, and covetousness, dressed up in a spiritual disguise, trying to transform sin into virtue and righteousness. But he must be right, cos how else could he be so successful?
Then i read Revelation 17 and 18 and i understood that there is a MYSTERY OF INIQUITY (2 Thess 2:7) which means that the iniquity is disguised, hidden and concealed under, what appears to be, righteousness – it is mysterious – that God allows false Christianity and false preachers to have great power and success using Jesus name, as a test to test our faith, to show whether our faith is genuine or not: For first of all, when you come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you. (1 Cor 11:18-19)
Perverse wranglings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself. (1 Tim 6:5)
They equate power, wealth and influence with Godliness, with God’s approval and blessing.
So much as she has glorified herself, and lived luxuriously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (Rev 18:7)
She really believes that she has God’s blessing, and she got to where she is by the blessing of God. She really believes that her riches and power are the proof that God has blessed her, but is totally deluded by the love of power and wealth.
Whenever you encounter this kind of thinking in Christianity, you are encountering this Great Prostitute, whether at your local church, or on TBN, GODTV etc..
The RCC is “the mother” – where it all started, but her daughters are now embedded everywhere. Nearly every false principle in Christianity today can be traced back to the RCC, originally.
So, listen to Jesus:
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. (Rev 18:4)