world powers 12. The great war at Har-Mágedon

NKJV (Revelation 17: 12-14) 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. 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.”

The ten horns (kings, who are part of the new world order – NWO) received authority for one hour with the wild beast (financial rulers). They give their power and authority to the wild beast. Then they fight together (as the NWO) against the King Jesus Christ.

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This battle is fought by Jesus with his army to free his disciples, who – despite the pressure of an egocentric, greedy and from God alienated world  – stay faithful and loyal to their King, who are persecuted because they don’t  ‘worship’ the new world order and will not accept the mark of the beast under any circumstances.

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NKJV (2 Timothy 3: 1-5) 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

NKJV (Revelation 20: 4) 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

NKJV (Revelation 19:19) 19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.

Jesus and his Father are in such manner tuned to each other, so that Jesus could say:

NKJV (John 14: 9) 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

In Zechariah, God the Father declares, that who touches His people, touches His eyeball.

NKJV (Zechariah 2: 8) 8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.

Jesus thinks exactly the same way about his disciples, who are also God’s people.

Overview of the symbolic beasts and images in Revelation:

NKJV (Revelation 13: 1) 1…And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.

The seven world powers

NKJV (Revelation 12: 3) 3 … behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.

Satan the Devil

NKJV (Revelation 13: 11) 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.

The false prophet

NKJV (Revelation 13: 15) 15 …that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

The New World Order – The new worldwide money-system

NKJV (Revelation 17: 3) 3 … on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

The financial world power, the 8th kingdom

NKJV (Revelation 17: 4,5) 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.

The idolatry in all its forms, mainly the mammon (wealth)

Salvation for Christians:

Christians should keep themselves separated from the disbelievers.

NKJV (2 Corinthians 6: 14)  14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

Christians must avoid every aspect of idolatry.  They receive in Revelation the warning to get out of all idolatry.

NKJV (Revelation 18: 2,4)  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!…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.

Concerning Babylon the Great, see:
4. Worship of the ‘image’ https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5231&lang=en

When the Son of man appears in a cloud, then the liberation comes for Christians.

NKJV (Luke 21:26-28) 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

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world powers 9. The woman and the scarlet colored wild beast

NKJV (Revelation 17:3-5) 3…..And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 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..

Who is this woman? According to Rev. 18:9 , “the kings of the earth”  are mourning after the destruction of the whore. It is because of this fornication with the kings not logical that she is a political power.

NKJV (Rev. 18:9) 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,

As the merchants of the empire become rich of her, it is not logical that she portrays the business world.

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

However, we can read that she practices magic and sorcery:

NKJV (Rev. 18:23) 23….for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.

We can also read that this woman has blood debt to the saints and martyrs of Jesus.

NKJV (Rev. 17:6) 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus….

The woman has a name on her forehead, Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth. Babylon was a city of sin with several temples dedicated to many forms of idolatry. This gruesome idolatry has subsequently spread throughout the world after the confusion.

NKJV (Jeremiah 50:2) 2 “Declare among the nations, Proclaim, and set up a standard; Proclaim–do not conceal it– Say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; Her idols are humiliated, Her images are broken in pieces.’

NKJV (Daniel 3:12) 12 There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men, O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image which you have set up.”

This makes it clear that the woman is the mother of the prostitutes, a picture of the global fornication by the adulterous relationship in relation to the Creator. Or the (financial) idolatry in all its forms. See for support the following Scriptures:

NKJV (Ezekiel 6:9) 9 Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols;…

NKJV (Jeremiah 51: 12,13) 12 Set up the standard on the walls of Babylon; Make the guard strong, Set up the watchmen, Prepare the ambushes. For the Lord has both devised and done What He spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon. 13 O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your covetousness.

This idolatry in all its forms has as main base Satan and his demons, or as in Ephesians 6 is written, “spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places”.

NKJV (Ephesians 6:11-12) 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

This idolatry will also be sown in the Christian communities:

NKJV (Revelation 2:20) 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.

The scarlet colored wild beast that carries the woman:

A new beast on stage, also the last.    “The wild beast was, but is not” means that it stands for something, but is not the same as what was.

NKJV (Revelation 17: 7,8) 7…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. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition….

NKJV (Revelation 17:11,12) 11 And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. 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.

Because we are talking here, as with the previous wild beasts, again about a beast with seven heads and ten horns, this again concerns powers. It is not a power of a kingdom as before (it was, but is not), but it looks like such a kingdom.

It is noteworthy that there is no mention of crowns as a public identification of the kings as with the previous wild beast. It is also not known as a religious form of power, because the woman as a symbol of idolatry is carried on the back. Then remains a financial power. This scarlet-colored wild beast is the financial power. This scarlet-colored wild beast carries the woman, the idolatry in all its forms, on his back, which means that this woman is supported by the financial system.

Read more at: 10. The eighth kingdom, the 10 kings

world powers 7. An “image” for the first wild beast

The image, which must be made by the Earthlings for the wild beast with seven heads, looks like the image that Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. Nebuchadnezzar’s statue represented the world powers. (See: the giant statue in the book of Daniel). The image of the beast represents – just like the image of Nebuchadnezzar – world power. This image or picture, which must be made by the Earthlings , may at the hands of “the beast with two horns” speak and has the power to kill those who do not worship the image. (Rev.13 :14-17).

What we know about this image by Revelation 13:14-17 :

NKJV (Revelation 13:14-17) 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their  foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

  1. It forms an image of the complete wild beast    > represents all the world powers
  2. This image receives breathe and can speak     > it is made viable
  3. It can kill those who do not worship him            > it has received a lot of power
  4. Does coercion                                                    > it has a mission
  5. Edited that one can only (re) sell by marking     > it has financial interests
  6. It’s made viable by Satan                                   > it is a product of Satan

For further info about the image, see:
Idolatry    5. Worship of the ‘image’   https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5272&lang=en

Read more at: 8. The wild beast with two horns