Revelatiom 18:23 “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
The people who profited from their business became very rich, they’re great men.
There’s witchcraft (sorceries), there’s a cult, and all the nations were deceived by them.
Notice that this is based on witchcraft, and so the Catholic church is based on witchcraft and is an occult. Secular historians know that Catholic religion was not founded on Christianity, it’s mingled with paganism and paganism does witchcraft.
So their economics, wedding ceremonies, lighting of candles, their entertainment industry, food industry, and if we go back at verse 17, shipping industry, verse 12 and 13, merchandise, economics, all of that is based off witchcraft and occult.
When we look at Revelation 17 and 18, the Roman Catholic church is not 100% worldwide yet at this point in time, it’s not 100% where it controls everything and all businesses and politicians have to bow down to the Pope, but looking at today’s events, you can see that it’s leading up to the tribulation.
So this is going to be 100% full fledged witchcraft where it deceives all the nations around the world. It has to take demonic power where it’s going to possess the whole world one day. As all nations around the world get deceived by it, it has to take satanic demon possession power done through the mark of the beast where they’re going to follow along and be deceived.
Think of a way where all nations are going to agree to take some form of mark.
How are you going to do that? We’re already seeing a lot right now with Covid-19. Nations are returning to some sort of device, object or medical for safety issues and reasons for the peace of all nations worldwide. All nations are turning to that due to this outbreak. It’s going to happen and it’s not going to be purely science, it will be witchcraft as well.
Revelation 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”
The blood of the prophets, both Old Testament and New Testament saints, and every single martyr throughout time are found in Babylon, the Roman Catholic church.
Matthew 23 was the same thing, all the blood of God’s people and saints were attributed to the Pharisees and Sadducees because they’re all part of a Babylonian system.
It started all the way from Cain. Cain was the one who did this Roman Catholic ceremony and unbloody sacrifice where he used fruits and vegetables, he used his own work of the ground as his sacrifice to the Lord rather than the blood of the Lamb.
That made Cain very angry because he was offended that his religion was not right, and he’d think ‘you’re saying that his religion is better than mine, God’ and then he would murder that person.
The Catholic church is infamous for doing that because they killed so many martyrs throughout time. Nimrod and Semiramis started the kingdom Babel and the Roman Catholic church, if you look at their practices and go throughout history, it goes all the way back to Nimrod and Semiramis.
That’s why the blood of all saints throughout time (Old Testament, New Testament, tribulation) is going to be attributed to this system. Babylon is not limited to the Roman Catholic church during Revelations 17 and 18 only. It is not a city, it is a spirit entity and it rested on Rome. Remember that Babylon is not a city, it is a spirit. Rome just happened to be in it because the devil sat on it, it’s a habitation of devils.
Revelation 19:1 “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:”
This is after Babylon burns, with all the chaos, bloodshed, depression, misery, and famine going on, we’re going to look at heaven now.
There’s a huge loud voice from many people up in heaven.
Alleluia is ‘praise thee Jehovah’ in Hebrew. Notice because it’s used in the Hebrew language, that’s why it is supposed that the language up in heaven will be Hebrew.
In the Millennium, the Bible talks about ten men who will hold the skirt of a Jew to teach him God’s ways, so they’re going to be learning the Jewish custom and languages during that time.
If you’re a saved Christian, guess who your God is. He’s a Jew who died for you.
“Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:”
That’s self-explanatory. The Lord is our God. Salvation belongs to Him, He has the right to treat salvation however way He wants to. So when Calvinist says ‘What do you mean we have the right to get saved? God has the right to get saved’ and we’re like ‘Yeah, salvation belongs to God, He has the right. He chose for everyone to get saved’ so Calvinists don’t have the right to tell God that it’s only the elect.
And glory, God gets all the glory, He deserves all the glory.
And power. Power all belongs to God, not the powers of this world. That’s why we’re not going to focus the worship on the Antichrist, it’s going to be power unto God.
Revelation 19:2 “For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”
That’s important to understand. We mentioned this a little before in Revelation study when God judges the great whore of Revelation 17, His judgment is true and just. So true means that it is true, obviously, it is not a lie. Just means fair. So His judgment is right and fair.
People always say ‘Why did God allow Hurricane Katrina to happen?’. They always say that but you cannot tell God what to do. Everything that He does is fair and right. Before you put the blame on God, know that you grieved God the Holy Spirit nearly every hour in your life and when you count that with billions of people throughout all time and history, what hurts God more is not actually physical pain. When Jesus took the physical pain of the cross, the Bible says He embraced it. What hurts Him was sin.
If you put up with your sin for nearly every hour of every day, can you imagine the millions upon billions that God has to put up with? If this much hurt is against Him, wouldn’t His judgment be this much worse?
If you look at Revelation or the things that are going on right now, it’s very mild compared to what we truly deserve. If you don’t think sin is that great of a price, you should look at Jesus Christ when He died on the cross to pay for your sins, not His sins. That’s how bad it is.
So God’s judgment is true and right because He judged this whore, the Roman Catholic church, which corrupted all the earth with her fornication. Remember this fornication is spiritual, it’s where she unites together her own body of nation with other bodies of nations. So there’s no doubt that the Roman Catholic church is going to follow the United Nations and if you look at it right now, that’s plain as day. There’s no doubt Babylon is the Roman Catholic church.
God truly avenged the blood of all the saints throughout time by the blood that she shed from her hand.
Revelation 19:3 “And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.”
So again they say, Praise thee Jehovah.
Why are they really shouting again? Because she (Roman Catholic/Babylon) is burning. There’s a pure joy, a holy joy, when a wicked religious system that damns billions to hell burns and burns.
People will be wailing at the image of virgin Mary burning up but Christians will say ‘Do it again, Lord!’.