Revelation x17, 14, 18, 15


Dan 11:40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Chapter 17
A mystery revealed.

This is not a span of time, but rather like a time out to describe to us the Babylon that is going to be destroyed in Chapter 18.  The woman sitting on a scarlet beast is Babylon, revealed to us in 18:10.
Mystery Revealed – Woman is that great city that has dominion over kings of earth.
The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, city that rules all the kingdoms, is rich and ‘they’ hate her. Not an apostate church – but a city that is rich ‘arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup  full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication……….the kings of the earth committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her…..merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of objects of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron and marble ……and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses…..and bodies and souls of men.’ The ‘Islam’ religion is the worlds religion now!  Not hard to imagine the Arabs of today’s world, who hate all who do not worship their way.Rev 17:1Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment {Chap 18} of the great harlot {17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH}{ 18 the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”Babylon”} who sits on many waters {15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.}{2 the kings and the inhabitants of the earth} {3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}
2 “with whom the kings of the earth {3 The Scarlet Beast}committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman {17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH}{ 18 the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”Babylon} sitting on a scarlet beast {2 the kings of the earth} [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. {12 “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.}
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
5 And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, {17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH}{ the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”Babylon} 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.
7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman {17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH}{18  the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”Babylon}{3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}and of the beast {3 a scarlet beast}that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. {3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}
8 “The beast that you saw {17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns} was, and is not, and will ascend {the Ottoman Empire}{Dan 7:23The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings (ISIS) {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image.} 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 {ISIS}, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is {vs 8: the Ottoman Empire}
9 “Here [is] the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains {countries/nations/Kings of the earth}on which the woman sits. {17:2 the kings and the inhabitants of the earth} {3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns}
10 “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 {ISIS Leader?}.
11 “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. {the Ottoman Empire}
{Daniel 7:7″After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It [was] different from all the beasts that [were] before it, and it had ten horns.
8″I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, [were] eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
19″Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, [with] its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, [which] devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet;
20″and the ten horns that [were] on its head, and the other [horn] which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance [was] greater than his fellows.
Dan 7:23The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings (ISIS) {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image.}

12 “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 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image.}
13 “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.”
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
16 “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image}, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. {Chap 18}
17 “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, {These 10 horns are kings/countries that once were the Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Iran, Iraq (Babylon), Syria, Qatar, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya  corresponding to the ten toes of the image.} until the words of God are fulfilled.
18 “And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” {17:5 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH}

Rev 17:1 THEN one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”  Rev 17:1,15,18; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Jer 30:11; 51; Zeph 2:15; 3:1

The Great Harlot (Babylon) Judged

Isa 47:7-9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Jer 30:11; For I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Jer 50:1; Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

Zeph 2:15; This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.

Zeph 3:1; Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

Rev 17:2 “with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,16,18; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

The Woman (Sitting on the 1st Beast?)
7 horns, 10 horns

Rev 17:4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. Rev 17:1-2,3-7, 15-18; 18:3,16;

The woman

Rev 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The great harlot = Babylon
 
BABYLON -Revelation 17
Rev 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Rev 17:6 KJV – 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.

Rev 17:7 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.” Rev 12:3

Mystery Revealed
1st Beast 7 heads, 10 horns
The woman –Babylon – see 17:15
 
Rev 17:8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition (9:2). 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.”  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; Zech 14:1-12 (17:8- 17:14 talks about the 1st beast.)
 
1st Beast is from bottomless pit and goes to perdition, 
 
12/25/14  http://www.debka.com/article/24312/ISIS-capture-of-Jordanian-pilot-puts-US-and-Jordan-in-conflicting-dilemmas-may-be-pivotal-to-anti-terror-war  The three other Arab coalition members, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, must also be kept from quitting. The share of the four Arab air forces in the war is too weighty to forfeit.  ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has not doubt calculated his stake in keeping the Jordanian pilot alive and at risk to scare fellow Arab pilots from continuing to take part in US-led bombing missions against his forces.

Zec 14:1-3, 12; 1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. … 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

 Rev 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.”  Rev 12:3; 13:1; The woman  – see 17:15; 18:10

Mystery Revealed – Babylon (see 18:10), is the woman (who sits on the beast with 7 heads)
7 heads are 7 mountains are 7 kingdoms. 10 kings are the group of countries who worship the 1st beast.  The beast, Satan in chapter 12.
Rev 17:9 is the verse that Hal Lindsey uses to identify the Rome of the end times, he thinks it will be the European Union’s capital. The 7 heads – 7 mountains of Rome. Quoting Lindsey, “There is no question about where the city would be – it was Rome. It says that the woman sits (or rules) on seven mountains. Most elementary students of history or geography know that Rome is the city of seven hills. It is there that the religious system will reign for a time in coalition with the political system.” The beast is being ruled by ‘the woman’- Babylon.” I disagree of course. The 7 hills are ‘hills’ not mountains. Rev 17:9-10 The seven heads are 7 mountains which are 7 kingdoms who are controlled by this ‘woman sitting on the scarlet beast.’ These seven kingdoms/countries who will have a leader who sells his soul to the Devil and they will hate the harlot (17:16; 17:4; 18:16;) and destroy her, Babylon, Till all give their kingdoms to the beast. 17:18! Those 7 hills/mountains are ‘kingdoms’! (Clearly ‘Kingdom’ here: Dan 2:35, 44-45; Isa 2:2; Rev 17:9-11;)
The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, that city that rules all the kingdoms, is rich and ‘they’ hate her. Not an apostate church – but a city that is rich ‘arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup  full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication……….the kings of the earth committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her…..merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of objects of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron and marble ……and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses…..and bodies and souls of men.’
The ‘Islam’/ ‘Muslim’ religion is the world’s religion now!  Not hard to imagine the Muslims of todays world, who hate ‘all,’ who do not worship their way.
Someone once said, ‘The description of Babylon only fits the U. S. at this time.’ Since that was said there are more possibilities, like:
 
 
Someone once said the description of Babylon only fits the US at this time. There are now more choices:
Dubai (Sunni) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai Dubai (/dˈb/ doo-BYArabic: دبيّ‎ Dubayy, IPA: [dʊˈbæj]) is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory (4,114 km2) after the capital, Abu Dhabi.[4] Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.[5] The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as ‘Dubai’
Abu Dhabi (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the UAE (United Arab Emirates Government) and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country’s center of politicalindustrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.
Saudi Arabia(Sunni) an absolute monarchy King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
4/29/15 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11571482/Saudi-Arabias-quiet-revolution-as-King-Salman-changes-royal-succession.html  But King Salman has grasped the nettle by decreeing that the next king will indeed be a grandson in the form of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the interior minister. On Wednesday, this frail 79-year-old, who only ascended to the throne in January, executed a Saudi version of a palace revolution by suddenly altering the line of succession. Prince Muqrin, the youngest living son of ibn Saud, had been lined up to inherit the throne. Now the king has ruthlessly shoved him aside. For good measure, Prince Saud al-Faisal, the foreign minister, has also been relieved of his duties  http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/7535/    Is this emirate playing the Babylon roll???  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183979#.U-pJVfldWSo   Saudi Arabia[b] ( i/ˌsdi əˈrbi.ə/ or  i/ˌsɔːd əˈrbi.ə/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA),[c] is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area (approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula) and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered byJordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, QatarBahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.Before the inception of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, modern-day Saudi Arabia consisted of four distinct regions: HejazNajd and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Hasa) andSouthern Arabia (‘Asir).[12] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud; he united the four regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. The country has since been an absolute monarchy governed along Islamic lines, namely under the influence of Wahhabism.[13] Saudi Arabia is sometimes called “the Land of the Two Holy Mosques” in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (inMecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4558024,00.html Saudi Arabia told Israel on Tuesday that it must reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it is to survive as a nation, and criticised Muslims for being divided and failing to stop the Jewish state attacking its Arab neighbours.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11571482/Saudi-Arabias-quiet-revolution-as-King-Salman-changes-royal-succession.html  Bahrain (Sunni) the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa a constitutional monarchy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain .   Bahrain – Kingdom of the Two Seas. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family. In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia found in January 2006. Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East according to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal, and is tenth freest overall in the world. Feb 2015 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/as-war-rages-in-the-north-southern-iraq-makes-a-bid-for-autonomy/2015/02/15/b4367604-483d-4aaf-8e78-7856aa8c6670_story.htmlBASRA (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future history “The Shape of Things to Come” “where the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world.” Basra is home to all of Iraq’s six ports; Umm Qasr is the main deep-water port with 22 platforms, some of which are dedicated to specific goods (such as sulfur, seeds, lubricant oil, etc.) The other five ports are smaller in scale and more narrowly specialized. Fishing was an important business before the oil boom. The city also has an international airport, with service into Baghdad with Iraqi Airways—the national airline. In 2015 it is a dangerous city with

Qatar – (Sunni)Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has ruled Qatar, seizing control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter vacationed in Switzerland. Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalization, including the endorsement of women’s suffrage or right to vote, drafting a new constitution, and the launch of Al Jazeera, a leading English and Arabic news source which operates a website and satellite television news channel.The International Monetary Fund states that Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world, followed by Luxembourg. The World Factbook ranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg. Doha is the capital of Qatar.

An aerial view shows Doha's diplomatic area
Doha

America – (Shi’ite) is not mentioned in the Bible. It would be reasonable to assume then America has no role in the ‘last days’ playing out. Thus, if America were to prosper and continue affecting the governments, politics and wars it would never play out the way God purposes it to be. Therein the results of American politics has well played into the purpose of God. Americans must take joy in knowing the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is imminent.  Pray for strength, courage and each other to endure whatever plays out till our Lord Jesus Christ returns. America use to be a Christian country! Is POTUS/Russia right?http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/27/russian-minister-says-us-must-abandon-claim-to-eternal-uniqueness/

EU – (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) 2/24/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/nuclear-deal-at-hand-says-eu-foreign-policy-chief/  “We have a series of internal domestic political dynamics we have to handle with care,” she said, listing “tensions” in the US Congress, Israel’s elections and Sunni-Shiite rivalry in the Gulf region. The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said an Iran nuclear deal was “at hand. 3/9/15 http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/eu-defense-integration-undermining-nato-transatlantic-relations-and-europes-security  European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). CSDP decouples U.S. from European security n ultimately ends NATO?  11/17/14  http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-eu-calls-to-recognize-palestine-push-peace-backwards/  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that European calls and efforts to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state have only pushed peace further away

UN – (leans to Shi’ite)1/29/15  The French have offered this resolution, “responsibility not to veto” (RN2V) that would apply in situations of mass atrocities.  Since the UN High Level Event that endorsed R2P in 2005, the United States has used the veto three times with reference to Israel and the Occupied Territories. In all likelihood, it will feel the need to do so in the future. despite unanimous endorsement by all UN member states of their individual and collective responsibility to protect (R2P) all people from crimes against humanity. Since 2011, Russia and China have cast four vetoes to block international action in Syria, where more than 200,000 have been killed since the conflict began. Wednesday in Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius repeated [in French] France’s determination to overcome this paralysis by establishing a new international norm to accompany R2P: a “responsibility not to veto” (RN2V) that would apply in situations of mass atrocities. The French proposal includes a trigger—a request by some subset of UN member states (perhaps fifty) to the secretary-general that (s)he (namely the PA and friends) determine whether atrocities are being committed. It also includes an important caveat—and potential Achilles heel: P5 members can still use a veto when they perceive a “vital national interest” at stake. http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/01/how-un-members-want-bypass-security-council-veto/103608/?oref=d-channelriver

GCC – (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) 12/21/14 http://www.debka.com/article/24305/Saudi-brokered-reconciliation-between-Egypt-and-Qatar-marred-by-emirate%E2%80%99s-hosting-of-Meshaal  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top Qatari envoys went through the motions of formalizing the Saudi-brokered reconciliation between them, when they met in Cairo Saturday, Dec. 20. The Saudis hailed the first meeting between Sisi and Qatari officials, since the Egyptian ruler took office last summer, as the turning of a new page between the two Arab states. And Shekh Mohammad bin Abdel Rahman al Thani, the Qatar Emir’s special envoy, expressed support for “a leading role for Egypt in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

UAE – (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite) a federation of seven sheikdoms.  the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), AjmanDubai,FujairahRas al-KhaimahSharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates

P5+1 countries – USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia) (mixed Sunni,Shi’ite. Leans Shi’ite)

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This is Scofields Commentary. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. Babylon
<http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.)
The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically. (1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.” (2) In Revelation 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon;Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast;Daniel 7:8Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,”)
John 7:7Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world.  (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917)

 Rev 17:10“These (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.”

7 kings
1st Beast

Rev 17:11“The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.” Rev 13:1;

1st Beast (Is it ISIS or Iran?)
8th king – going to perdition

3/21/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192954#.VQ3kgPnF-So  Iranian ship has unloaded 185 tons of weapons at Port Saleef to the Houthis, Tehran’s Shiite proxies in Yemen.

Rev 17:12“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.” Rev 12:3; 13:1;

10 horns are 10 kings
1st Beast

Rev 17:13“These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”

1st Beast

Rev 17:14“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.”

The LAMB
Lord of Lords will overcome them

Rev 17:15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.”  Rev 12:3; 17:1,15; 18:8 (Rev 17:1″Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”)

Mystery Revealed
Great harlot sits on water = nations, peoples,

Rev 17:16“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.” Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 18:18; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; Isa 13:19; Malachi 4:1

The 10 horns Hate the Harlot and Destroys Her

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Rev 17:17“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.” Isa 14:24,26,27; 23:9; 46:11; Jer 4:28; 50:45; 51:29; Rom 1:13; 8:28; 9:11,17; Eph 1:5,9,11; 3:11; 6:22; 1 John 3:8;

To Fulfill His Purpose

Isa 14:24-27; The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,” “that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains trample him underfoot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.” This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole  earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Isa 23:9;  The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

Isa 46:11; Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken [it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I will also do it.

Jer 4:28; 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.

Jer 50:45; Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make [their] habitation desolate with them.

Jer 51:29; And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.Rom 1:13; Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Rom 8:28; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Rom 9:11(For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth) 17For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

Eph 1:5,9,11; Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Eph 3:11; According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Eph 6:22; Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.

1 John 3:8; He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Rev 17:18“And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.” Rev 18:7-8; Isa 47:5,7,9; Jer 51; Zeph 2:15

Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy (Jesus the Christ).

 

The 70th Week of Daniel

Chapters 14, 15 are Parentheticals. A mystery revealed.

This is not a span of time, but rather like a time out to describe to us ‘The Babylon’ that is going to be destroyed in Chapter 18.

Chapter 14 – Babylon to fall. The scene starts in heaven.

Chapters 14,15,16,17,18, and 19 are going to all happen at the same time. One minute you are seeing what is going on in heaven, then on earth, and then heaven, earth, and building up to Armageddon.

This occurs same time as the Rev 11:13 welcoming the 7,000 Jews saved.

Chapter 14 is in Heaven!

Rev 14:1 THEN I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. Rev 3:12; 7:2,3,4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30

144,000 with name of His Father on foreheads

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.

Voice of loud thunder

Rev 14:3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. Rev 7:4; Deut 32:1-43;

144,000 redeemed, sing new song (Note: they are in heaven. Yes, it says they are ‘who were redeemed from the earth’, but now, they are in heaven. There is nothing in scripture that identifies a special group of people, 144,000 strong, who were undefiled with women, virgins and redeemed and follow the Lamb wherever he goes, meaning they have the preferential place with God and the Lamb. Except maybe the disciples. ‘Without fault before the throne of God’, describes all believers. This group of special people remains a mystery.)

Rev 14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God. Psalms 32:2; Romans 4:8

Without fault

Psalms 32:2; Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.

Romans 4:8; Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Rev 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth–to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—

Another angel

Everlasting Gospel (http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/26/fragments-dead-sea-scrolls-up-for-sale/?intcmp=features#ixzz2UPNgCZbb )  Perhaps when people finally are allowed to see the true Gospel (hidden scrolls because they reveal more truth) now hidden by zealot Jews and wicked men, the true gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached to the earth, again. Everywhere men know the truth and preaching Christ to those who dwell on earth will fulfill this prophecy.

Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

Warning of the final judgment of God

Rev 14:8 And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Rev 18:2; Isa 13:19; 21:9; Jer 51:8;

Another angel
Babylon fallen

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9; And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8; Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Chapter 14 verses 1-8 and Chapter 18 verses 1-4 – Heaven is busy with angels telling the Saved (under the throne of God) the announcement of Babylon’s judgment.

Chapter 18 verse 4 has the same sound as Chapter 6 verse 9 Rapture. This is the harvest of Chapter 14:

The ‘church’ already raptured and all believers from earth at this time – gathered, preparing for the marriage supper. Perhaps at the same time as the 7000 Jews who are believers and/or repent.

Rev 18:1 AFTER these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

Another angel

Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!” Rev 14:8; Isa 13:19; 21:9; Jer 51:8;

Babylon is Fallen

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9; And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8; Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

Rev 18:3 “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” Rev 17:18

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”Rev 4:1; 6:9; Isa 26:20-21;

Rapture?
The ‘church’ already raptured and the believers saved during the last years, on earth, gathered, preparing for the marriage supper. Could it be the Church will be raptured in that one day when Babylon falls?

Isa 26:20-21; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Rev 18:5 “For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

Rev 18:6 “Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.”

Rev 18:7 “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’” Rev 17:18; Isa 47:7-9; Zep 2:15

Isa 47:7-9; (Babylon, in the height of wickedness) And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Zep 2:15; This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.

Rev 18:8 “Therefore her plagues will come in one day–death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1;

Plagues in one day

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Rev 18:9“The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,”

Rev 18:10“standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying,” ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1;

1 hour judgment

Rev 18:11“And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:”

Rev 18:12“merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;”

Rev 18:13“and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.”

Rev 18:14“The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.”

Rev 18:15“The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,”

Rev 18:16“and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!”

Rev 18:17‘For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance Rev17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1

1 hour

Isa 47:7-9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Rev 18:18“and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,” ‘What is like this great city?’ Rev 17:16; Malachi 4:1

Rev 18:19“They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying,” “Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ ” Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1

1 hour

Rev 18:20“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”

Rev 18:21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.” Rev 17:16:

Mighty angel

Rev 18:22“The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore.”

Rev 18:23“The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” Rev 21:9

Rev 18:24“And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

Babylon, destroyed in one day.

Chapters 14,15,16,19 will all occur at the same time. One right after the other. In heaven, in earth, until ‘it is finished’.

Rev 14:9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,” Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

Beast’s worshippers
Mark of Beast
1st Beast

Rev 14:10 “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.” Isa 30:33; 34:9;

Wrath of God
Fire and brimstone torments Beast worshipers – In presence of the Lamb

Isa 30:33; For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Isa 34:9; And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

Rev 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

Torment forever for Beast worshipers and whoever receives mark of his name

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

Rev 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord… Wow! The dead… like those who didn’t believe but now do? ….their works follow them.

Chapter 15 thru Chapter 16:1-7 – A Parenthetical – the spiritual world, heaven, singing the song of the Moses, song of the Lamb, (Deut 32:1-43;) the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven opened, Warning – the full wrath of God to be released. Chapter 16:8-15 The 4th , 5th, 6th bowl judgments.

Verse 10:7 says when the 7th angel sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished.Verse 15:1,8 says,‘….for in them (the seven last plagues) the wrath of God is complete.’ This has led me to believe the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously while the 7th seal, 7th trumpet, 7th bowl, and 3rd woe (Which is our Lords return) are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God.

Rev 15:1 THEN I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. Rev1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 10:7; 15:1,7;

7 angels, 7 last plagues, wrath of God will be complete

Rev 15:2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. Rev 13:16-18;

Victory over Mark of Beast = sea of glass, harps of God

Rev 15:3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:

“Great and marvelous are Your works,

Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are Your ways,

O King of the saints!” Ex 15:1-21; Deut 31:30 – 32:1-43;

Song of Moses and the Lamb

Ex 15:1-21 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea

Deut 31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Rev 15:4 “Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?

For You alone are holy.

For all nations shall come and worship before You,

For Your judgments have been manifested.”

Rev 15:5 After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.

Temple of the Tabernacle is opened

Rev 15:6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9

7 angels, 7 plagues, clothed in white linen

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

Rev 15:7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;

7 angels, 7 plagues in 7 golden bowls

Rev 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. Rev 3:7; 10:7; 11:15; 15:1,8; 16:17; Isa 22:22; Lk 13:25;

No one to enter temple till plagues completed
Armageddon!

following the news of the Scarlet Coloured Beast:

***6/29/17 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201706291055097431-irgc-confirms-daesh-baghdadi-death/ The elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard verified the death of Daesh mastermind Abu Bakr al-Bagdhadi “through multiple channels,” a representative said Thursday.
“It is highly likely that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi was eliminated as a result of a Russian Aerospace Forces strike on the terrorists’ command post in the southern suburb of the city of Raqqa in late May this year,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik last week.
Counterterrorism sources have noticed increased conflict within the ranks of Daesh over its top leadership spot, which analysts interpret as a signal that al-Baghdadi has been killed, Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov told Sputnik on June 29. “If he were alive, then as a demonstration of power and as a means of increasing war morale, a refutation would have already been announced,” Pushkov added.
*6/29/17 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201706291055097692-us-backed-syrians-turkey-squabble/ An official with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the coalition of US-backed militants with the stated goal of creating a secular, democratic, federalized Syria, said that the SDF sees a “big possibility of open, fierce confrontation” with Turkish forces in northwestern Syria. This comes after the two sides exchanged fire on Wednesday.
The senior official, Naser Haj Mansour, told Reuters that the SDF would confront the Turks “if they try to go beyond the known lines.” Turkish forces are there to support anti-government, primarily Islamist Syrian rebels.
An official with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the coalition of US-backed militants with the stated goal of creating a secular, democratic, federalized Syria, said that the SDF sees a “big possibility of open, fierce confrontation” with Turkish forces in northwestern Syria. This comes after the two sides exchanged fire on Wednesday.
The senior official, Naser Haj Mansour, told Reuters that the SDF would confront the Turks “if they try to go beyond the known lines.” Turkish forces are there to support anti-government, primarily Islamist Syrian rebels.
On Wednesday, the Turkish military announced they had shelled YPG positions in response to a YPG attack on a Turkey-backed rebel group. Mansour said that the SDF had returned fire.
“We disagree with the Turkish position that the YPG and the PKK are the same organization. The Coalition recognizes the threat the PKK poses to Turkey, but Turkey cannot pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against terrorists that threaten us all,” said a US official to ARA News.
Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus, reiterated Ankara’s opposition to the US arming YPG combatants, calling it the “wrong path.” He also vowed that Turkey would retaliate against any additional YPG attacks against the militant groups Ankara backs.
**6/29/17 https://sputniknews.com/asia/201706291055089924-afghanistan-us-uranium-opium/ According to earlier geological exploration works, the province has lucrative uranium and thorium deposits. additionally, it contains vast resources of tantalum and other rare elements.
According to NASA estimates, there are also deposits of copper, iron and other metals worth of $81.2 billion. Until now, there was no industrial uranium mining in Afghanistan. During Taliban rule, the captives did all the mining.
The deputies of the lower chamber of the country’s parliament, the Wolesi Jirga, or the House of the People, from the province of Helmand, have repeatedly said that much evidence exists that uranium from Khanashin is being smuggled out in US cargo planes, Sputnik Afghanistan quotes local media reports as saying.
The deputies said that the US military have set up their military base near the uranium mines and smuggle uranium through it.
The deputies said that since the US military intervention back in 2001, the Americans and their British allies have concentrated their bases in this particular province as the largest uranium resources are concentrated there, as well as the largest poppy plantations, the main source for opium trafficking.
The majority of the country’s territories is under the nominal control of the central government of Afghanistan; however the country’s authorities have no control over these particular territories, which are being controlled by US military units.
The uranium deposit in Khanashin was previously controlled by the Taliban. However since the foreign troops set up their air bases and air fields, which are working around the clock, in the neighboring settlement of Garmsi, the deposit has been since controlled by them.
These are not the first reports of Americans exploiting and smuggling out the country’s natural resources from various provinces in their cargo planes.
A source in the country’s parliament from Helmand province, who wished not to disclose his name, confirmed to Sputnik Afghanistan the existence of uranium deposits in Khanashin. The politician said that the place had a very bad reputation: everyone who went there got paralyzed due to the high concentration of uranium.
“The Americans and the British have been working there. Nobody knew what they are doing there. They have come under the pretext of safeguarding and counterterrorism (Afghanistan is defined as a state sponsor of terrorism), however it got only worse. We think that they have been mining uranium and have been smuggling it out,” he told Sputnik.
Local residents confirmed to Sputnik Afghanistan that at nights, the US military are smuggling out uranium in trucks and then in cargo planes, leaving nothing for the Afghans.
“They justify their presence with security reasons, however what they are doing is robbery and theft,” the residents concluded.
**6/29/17 https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201706291055090172-daesh-leader-died-airstrike/ Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov stated that according to the data of the Russian side the probability of Daesh leader al-Baghdadi’s death after Russian airstrikes is about 100 percent.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian information about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIL or Daesh, banned in Russia) has very likely been eliminated during a Russian-led airstrike last month, Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov told Sputnik on Thursday.
The lawmaker noted that information received from different sources indicated that there was a power struggle within the Daesh for its top position, which serves as signal that al-Baghdadi is dead.
“If he were alive, then as a demonstration of power and as a means of increasing war morale, a refutation would have been already announced,” the lawmaker pointed out.
Al-Baghdadi appeared in the media for the first time in 2014 when he declared the creation of a caliphate in the Middle East. Since then, the media have reported several times about the death of the Daesh leader, though the information has never been confirmed.
*6/29/17 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/20944/Ex-crown-prince-of-Saudi-Arabia-under-virtual-house-arrest-reports Former Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was removed last week from the line of succession, has been prevented from leaving his palace and barred from leaving the country, according to reports on Thursday. The restrictions seek to limit any potential opposition to the new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, American officials and Saudis were quoted as saying. Later, a Saudi official denied that the former crown prince is under any restrictions. The 82-year-old King Salman placed his 31-year-old son next in line to the throne on June 21.
*6/29/17 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/20945/Iraqi-military-captures-iconic-mosque-in-Mosul-claims-ISIS-has-fallen As they moved closer to capturing the last ISIS stronghold in the city of Mosul, Iraqi special forces on Thursday took over the area of the al-Nuri mosque where the terrorist organization’s leader declared the establishment of its “caliphate” in 2014. ISIS blew up the 850-year-old mosque on June 21 as the security forces approached. Iraqi engineering troops were to begin sweeping the mosque compound and the surrounding area for mines. A military spokesman, referring to ISIS, said in a local TV interview that “their fictitious state has fallen.”
6/29/17 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/20946/Syrian-military-repels-assault-near-Quneitra-Rebel-commander-killed Reports from the Syrian Golan on Thursday said that the country’s military had repelled a rebel attack on the outskirts of the town of Al-Baath next to Quneitra. The rebels reportedly suffered heavy casualties including their commander, Abu Osamah Al-Karar, who was killed. The fighting near Al-Baath, located less than three kilometers from the Israeli border, was the source of the mortar rounds that landed in Israeli territory on the Golan Heights during the past few days.
6/29/17 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-syria-idUSKBN19J2RS Israel said it attacked a Syrian military position on Wednesday after a stray mortar shell from fighting in Syria’s civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.
The Israeli military said the Syrian shell hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no injuries, and in response, the army “targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar”.
Israel’s strike was in the village of Samadanieh al Sharqiyah in Quneitra province, close to territory where rebels have been engaged in heavy clashes with the Syrian army for the last week, Lebanese broadcaster al Mayadeen and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The mortar fell while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting Katzrin, a town in another part of the Golan Heights about 20 km (12.5 miles) from the area that has experienced most of the recent stray fire from Syria.
“While I was speaking, I said here that we will not tolerate errant shooting and we will respond to all firing. During my speech, there was errant fire from the Syrian side that landed in our territory and the army has already attacked,” Netanyahu said.
“Whoever attacks us, we attack them. This is our policy and we will continue to implement it.”
*6/28/17 http://www.debka.com/article/26117/Assad-shown-around-Russian-Latakia-air-base President Assad inspects Russian weapons systems at the Hmeimim air base in western Syria.
Shortly after Washington warned Damascus against any more chemical attacks and stressed that Russia and Iran would also be held to account, Syrian ruler Bashar Assad’s visit to the Russian Hmeimim Air Base in Latakia on Tuesday, June 27, bears striking symbolic, if not provocative, significance. Their guest from Damascus was shown around the base by the commanders of Russian forces in Syria and allowed a close look at the warplanes and attack helicopters lined up for his perusal. Indeed, as DEBKAfile’s military sources show in the series of attached photographs, Assad had his picture taken while sitting in the cockpit of a Russian fighter jet and while he was closely examining Russian S-400 and S-300 air defense missile batteries.
6/28/17 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/20939/IDF-struck-a-Syrian-mortar-position-after-another-shell-exploded-on-Golan A shell from Syrian battles around Quneitra landed on the Golan and exploded Wednesday night for the fourth day in a row. There were no injuries. The IDF hit back and destroyed the Syrian mortar position. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was attending an anniversary celebration at the Golan town of Katzrin at the time. He said Israel would not put up with the continuous trickle of shells from Syrian battles or an Iranian presence near its border.

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