WE ARE THINKING OF THE PATTERNS OF REVELATION, THINKING OF THE DAY THE ANGEL CAME TO JOHN AND SAID: “Come John and I will show you the great whore who sitteth upon many waters. And with whom the kings of the earth have committed their many fornications.” And John discussed this very thoroughly and he says: “He carried me away in the spirit, and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of Blasphemy, having 7 heads, and 10 horns.” (Rev. 17:4)
And this is Mystery Babylon the Great, and “I saw the woman, and she was full of the blood of the Saints (believing offspring) and with the blood of the Martyrs of Jesus the Christ, and when I saw her I wondered about her.” “And the Angel said unto me, wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman.” The seven heads are 7 kingdoms, on which the woman sitteth. There are 7 kings, 5 are fallen, one is, and one is yet to come; and when he cometh he must continue a short space. Then the 8th., is to come out of the 7th., And he talks about how these 10 horns are 10 kings who have no kingdom as yet, but will rule with the beast system for one hour, in the attack of the Beast upon God’s Kingdom. And then comes the end of the age.
But in these circumstances as this was spoken of, here this woman, mystery Babylon, you are speaking symbolically of something which is inside the Kingdom of God. And we have also inside the Kingdom of God a status of society which is called, “The New Jerusalem”, and this New Jerusalem is the Great city of God. It descended down out of heaven, down thru Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and on down to our time.
Our own book of Revelation tells us that the New Jerusalem is made up of the people of the 12 tribes of the children of Israel. Then we have the Satanic beast or the “City of Lucifer, Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of Harlots, and the abominations of earth.” (Rev. 17:5)