The Prophetic Messenger

A Newsletter From Mysteries From The Word Of God Ministries
July/August2001 - Volume 3/Issue 4

Who Is Mystery Babylon?

"4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 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." Revelation 17:4-6

This article shows us who the Bible calls Mystery Babylon.

1. The Location of Mystery Babylon

In Revelation 17:3 it says "So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." Revelation 17:9 shows the location of the woman which is mystery Babylon. In Revelation 17:9 it says "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." This is Rome in Italy. The Encyclopedia Britannica describes the" Seven Hills Of Rome" as a "group of hills on or about which the ancient city of Rome was built." (note 1) The location of mystery Babylon is in Rome, Italy. Today many call Vatican City the headquarters of the Roman Catholic church.

2. The Colors Of Mystery Babylon

Revelation 17: 4 describes the colors of Mystery Babylon. In Revelation 17:4 it says "And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:" Notice the colors purple, scarlet (or red), gold, precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand. In the year 2000, the newspaper starting showing color pictures of the pope as he traveled to Egypt and Israel." An article titled "Pope Celebrates Mass in Egypt -Pontiff Deplores Bias Against Christians" (note 2) describes some of the pope's colors, "The pope was greeted with cheers, emotional waving and song as he slowly made his way to the altar, dressed in white and gold robes." This picture also shows the pope giving a wafer to an Egyptian Catholic with the pope and cardinal holding a cup with gold in the inside standing in front of a gold and white chair. The cardinal also had clothing that was white and scarlet. In the March 12th issue of the Oregonian an article titled " The Pope's Crusade"(note 3), shows a picture of the pope dressed in a purple and white robe with a scarf standing between two cardinals dressed in white and scarlet. Another article from the Columbian Newspaper, titled "Frail pontiff forgoes Christ's symbolic walk" (note 4) shows a picture of the pope dressed in white and scarlet . We see from Revelation 17:4 that these unique colors show the Roman Catholic Church is Mystery Babylon.

3. Mystery Babylon Drunken With The Blood Of The Saints

In Revelation 17:5-6 it says "5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 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." In verse 5 the Bible calls Mystery Babylon the mother of Harlots (refer to The Prophetic Messenger Newsletter July/August 2000 titled "The One World Religion Is Here" for more details). In verse 6 we see Mystery Babylon "Drunken with the blood of the saints." During the Inquisition "From 1200 to 1808, unspeakable tortures and death stalked the Catholic world, with 68 million victims.(note 5)" During this time period many Bible believing Christians were killed by the Catholics.

In closing, as we look at the location, the unique colors and a history of killing Bible believing Christians we can see that The Roman Catholic Church is Mystery Babylon.

NOTES:
Note 1: visit web site www.britannica.com
Note 2: The Columbian Newspaper, Friday, February 25, 2000
Note 3: The Oregonian Newspaper, Tuesday, March 21, 2000
(In the News Focus in the A section subtitle in the right corner)
Note 4: The Columbian Newspaper, Saturday, April 14, 2001
Note 5: Chick Publications, The Death Cookie Tract


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Persecution. Read this article in the next issue of The Prophetic Messenger.

Memory Verses

As Christians if we want to live in victory and if we want to be able to share the Word Of God with others we must know the Word of God ourselves. Let's see what the Bible says about this. "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Psalm 119:11. " If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." John 15:7. "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed." John 8:31. We encourage you to put the following scriptures in your heart: I Peter 4:12-13, Psalm 119:89, II Corinthians 3:17, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Acts 11:27, Proverbs 25:25, James 4:7, Psalm 14:1, I Corinthians 6:20, Proverbs 24:5. Use only the Old King James version of the Holy Bible. (If you have any questions about this please see the book New Age Bible Versions, by G.A. Riplinger ©1993, ISBN 0-9635845-0-2.)

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