Sunday, November 27, 2016

Revelation 17:6-18 -- The DESTRUCTION of Religious Babylon


"I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.

The Meaning of the Woman and the Beast
But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.

“The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”"
Revelation 17:6-18

Pastor Danny Forshee. Great Hills Baptist Church. July 26, 2015:

The Destruction of Religious Babylon - Dr. Danny Forshee - July 26, 2015 from Great Hills Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Outline:

  1. The Woman (vv. 7, 15-16, 18)
    A. Her Identity -- Apostate Religion
    B. Her Demise -- Expose her moral corruption.
           -- Beast will turn against her.
  2. The Beast (vv, 8-14, 17)
    A. The Seven Heads
          -- Some people believe this is the Catholic Church, but it's unlikely.
    B. The Ten Horns
          -- They will kill the woman and will prepare to kill the Lamb
  3. The Saints of God (vv. 14, 17)
    A. Victory in Jesus
          -- Matthew 20:16
          -- Matthew 22:14
    B. The Authority of God.
Highlights:
  • "This is one of the hardest passages of scripture I will ever preach in my entire life."
  • That which is unveiled at the apocalypse is preeminently the glorified and enthroned Christ!!!
  • The Lamb will overcome them.
  • Woman is connected to a city -- Rebuilt Babylon.
    • Iraq?!?
  • "Praise God and one day all the 'ism's' will be 'WASM'S'."
  • God already knows.
  • It's not a works religion, but praise God if you're saved you're going to work and you're going to enjoy it!!!

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