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^  Events surrounding the UN/USA's fall (judgment).
^  Events surrounding Mystery Babylon's (RCC's) fall (judgment).

Revelation 17 is all about the judgment of Mystery, Babylon the Great, including lots of background information leading up to this judgment, and even some looking into the future after this judgment.

But exactly who is Mystery, Babylon the Great ?   We have 2 good candidates:

This Sea Beast prophecy, says that the Sea Beast becomes the Pope, perhaps the next Pope.  Thus the Pope (the Sea Beast [ac]) is given the power (by Satan (in Rev 13:2)) to make war with the saints (initiated by Satan in Rev 12:17).  When Mystery Babylon (the Roman Catholic Church) [the RCC] is judged (burned with fire (Rev 17:16) by 10 kings that hate her), we can assume that the Sea Beast (the Pope) (with Satan's power) no longer has need of the Roman Catholic Church, nor Catholicism.
 

Revelation 17:  In the table below we explore Revelation 17 verse by verse, and we can see why some present day prophets say: "If you want the see what is about to happen to the UN/USA, just read what is going to happen to Mystery, Babylon in Revelation 17 of the Bible."

Summary:  The Woman (Mystery Babylon) [M-B] [temporarily] sits upon the Scarlet Beast [the revived Roman Empire political system (the emerging European Union political system [the EU ] ) ].  10 kings shall hate the whore (Mystery Babylon), and burn her [M-B] with fire (the judgment of the great whore [M-B] ).

Introduction:  The scarlet beast is the revived Roman Empire political system (the newly formed European Union (the EU)), which consists of the same nations that made up the ancient Roman Empire.  The ancient Roman Empire (the scarlet beast that was) [received a deadly wound?] and has been dead for almost 2,000 years (and is not), and has now come together again as the revived Roman Empire (the EU) (and yet is (Rev 17:8 ... behold the [scarlet] beast [EU] that was, and is not, and yet is.)).

Background:  The Woman (Mystery, Babylon the Great [M-B] , the Roman Catholic Church, the revived Roman Empire religious system) has been trying to ride / control / sit on the emerging [scarlet] Beast ( the revived Roman Empire political system, the emerging European Union [the EU] ), in hopes of controlling World Religion [WR] (the Sea Beast [ac]).

Prior to the entry of the Sea Beast [ac], World Religion [WR] encompassed the efforts of all religions to unify into a common World Religion, including, but not limited to, Roman Catholicism, the Roman Catholic Church, Ecumenism, the Ecumenical Movement, Ecumenical organizations, the National Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches, the New Age Movement, etc.

Christ's congregation (the body of Christ), has no place in a common World Religion devised by men.

As a result of Mystery, Babylon the Great [M-B] being judged here in Revelation 17, the Sea Beast [ac]  becomes the focus of all World Religion [WR] efforts.

 
Revelation 17 Verse Similarities, Differences &
Parallels in an earlier event that
happens to the UN/USA (2012?)
The actual event in Rev 17,
that happens (~2015?) to the
Roman Catholic Church [RCC]
Rev 17:1  And there came one of the seven [ 7 ] angels which had the seven [ 7 ] vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore [M-B] that sitteth upon many waters: The UN/USA, with its worldwide political and financial involvement,
sitteth upon many waters:
The RCC, with its worldwide religious and political involvement,
sitteth upon many waters:
Rev 17:2  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her [M-B's] fornication.
Rev 17:3  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman [M-B] sit upon a scarlet coloured beast [EU], [a beast] full of names of blasphemy, having seven [ 7 ] heads and ten [ 10 ] horns [see Rev 12:3 ]. The UN/USA, is trying to sit upon (ride, control) the emerging scarlet coloured beast [the EU] The RCC, is trying to sit upon (ride, control) the emerging scarlet coloured beast [the EU]
Rev 17:4  And the woman [M-B] 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 [M-B's] fornication: the woman [the UN/USA/Hollywood] 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 [UN/USA/Hollywood's] fornication: Are these RCC clergy colors?

the woman [the RCC] was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand

Rev 17:5  And upon her [M-B] forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS [which have broken away from the RCC, but continue with minor changes] AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT [the UN/USA], THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT [the RCC] , THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS [which have broken away from the RCC, but continue with minor changes & reforms]
Rev 17:6  And I saw the woman [M-B] drunken with the blood of the saints [Christians worldwide], and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her [M-B], I wondered with great admiration.   And I saw the woman [the RCC] drunken with the blood of the saints [Christians worldwide], and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:
Read "Foxe's book of Martyrs" for historical examples of this.
Rev 17:7  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?  I will tell thee the mystery of the woman [M-B], and of the [scarlet] beast [EU] that carrieth her [M-B], [the beast [EU]] which hath the seven [ 7 ] heads and ten [ 10 ] horns. I will tell thee the mystery of the woman [the UN/USA], and of the [scarlet] beast [EU] that carrieth her [the UN/USA], [the beast][EU] I will tell thee the mystery of the woman [the RCC], and of the [scarlet] beast [EU] that carrieth her [RCC], [the beast][EU]
Rev 17:8  The [scarlet] beast [EU] that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition [to his destruction] [similar to Rev 17:11 below]:    and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in [have been blotted out of [see Rev 3:5 ] ] the book of life [,] from the foundation of the world, when they behold the [scarlet] beast [EU] that was [the ancient Roman Empire], and is not, and yet is [the revived Roman Empire, the EU ].  [see Rev 11:7 ]
Rev 17:9  And here is the mind which hath wisdom.  The seven [ 7 ] heads are seven [ 7 ] mountains [the 7 hills of Rome?, the Vatican?] [see Rev 12:3 ], on which the woman [M-B] sitteth.
[ The woman (M-B) sits on the scarlet beast (the revived Roman Empire political system, the EU ) ]
 The seven [ 7 ] heads are seven [ 7 ] mountains, on which the woman [the UN/USA] sitteth. The seven [ 7 ] heads are
seven [ 7 ] mountains
[the 7 hills of Rome?,
 the Vatican?],
on which the woman [the RCC] sitteth.
Rev 17:10  And there are seven [ 7 ] kings: five [ 5 ] are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Rev 17:11  And the [scarlet] beast [EU] that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven [ 7 ], and goeth into perdition [to his destruction] [similar to Rev 17:8 above].
Rev 17:12  And the ten [ 10 ] horns which thou sawest are ten [ 10 ] kings [see Rev 12:3 ], which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the [scarlet] beast [EU]. the ten [ 10 ] horns which thou sawest are ten [ 10 ] kings the ten [ 10 ] horns which thou sawest are ten [ 10 ] kings [see Rev 12:3 ], which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the [scarlet] beast [EU].
Rev 17:13  These [10 kings] have one mind [New World Order, New Age Movement, Eccumenical Movement, etc.], and shall give their power and strength unto the [scarlet] beast [EU]. These [10 kings] have one mind [New World Order, New Age Movement, Eccumenical Movement, etc.] These [10 kings] have one mind [New World Order, New Age Movement, Eccumenical Movement, etc.], and shall give their power and strength unto the [scarlet] beast [EU].
Rev 17:14  These [10 kings] shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb [Christ] shall overcome them [overcome the 10 kings, at Armageddon [Megiddo]]: for he [Christ] is Lord of lords, and King of kings:    and they [the saints] that are with him [the Lamb, Christ ] are called, and chosen, and faithful [ Christians ]. [see Rev 19:19 ]
Rev 17:15  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore [M-B] sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [languages]. The UN/USA, with its worldwide political and financial involvement,
sitteth upon many waters:
(from Rev 17:1 above)
The RCC, with its worldwide religious and political involvement,
sitteth upon many waters:
(from Rev 17:1 above)
Rev 17:16  And the ten [ 10 ] horns [10 kings] which thou sawest upon the [scarlet] beast [EU], these [10 kings] shall hate the whore [the woman, Mystery Babylon] [M-B], and [these 10 kings] shall make her [M-B] desolate and naked, and [these 10 kings] shall eat her flesh, and burn her [M-B] with fire [nuclear attack?]. 10 Communist country rulers [kings] shall hate the UN/USA, and shall make her [the UN/USA] desolate and naked, and [these 10 kings] shall eat her flesh, and burn her [the UN/USA] with fire [nuclear attack?].
[there are currently 10 Communist states & governments:  Russia, China, North Korea, North Vietnam, Laos, Cuba, Nicaragua, Cyprus, Moldova, Nepal.]
10 EU country rulers [kings] shall hate the RCC, and shall make her [the RCC] desolate and naked, and [these 10 kings] shall eat her flesh, and burn her [the RCC] with fire [nuclear attack?].
Rev 17:17  For God hath put in their [the 10 king's] hearts to fulfil his [God's] will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the [scarlet] beast [EU], until the words of God shall be fulfilled. For God hath put in their [the 10 king's] hearts to fulfil his [God's] will For God hath put in their [the 10 king's] hearts to fulfil his [God's] will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the [scarlet] beast [EU], until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Rev 17:18  And the woman [M-B] which thou sawest is that great city [Rome, the Vatican], which reigneth over the kings of the earth. And the woman [the UN/USA] which thou sawest is that great city [New York City], which reigneth over the kings of the earth. And the woman [the RCC] which thou sawest is that great city [Rome, the Vatican], which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
  [ The UN meets in New York City, and the UN reigns over the kings of the earth.]  
  [ The Statue of Liberty (a woman) (a symbol of the USA) stands over New York City where the UN meets in its role of reigning over the kings of the earth.]  
 
 
More on interesting similarities and parallels between the UN/USA and Mystery, Babylon the Great:
   ( Beginning with a List of Major UN/USA Historical Events ) Since the passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the resources of the USA have been used to fund: The result is that the USA is now trillions of dollars in debt.

Mystery, Babylon the Great [M-B] (referred to as a woman in the Bible) sits upon the Scarlet Beast [EU] (also see this relationship from the viewpoint of the Scarlet Beast )

Because of the USA's military might and foreign spending, the UN/USA (the woman?) is currently able to sit upon this emerging beast. But the UN/USA's (the woman's?) riding of this beast will be short lived, because: Babylon is now under the USA:  As a result of the USA war with Iraq (that began March 19, 2003), However, as shown in the table above, ^  Events surrounding the UN/USA's fall (judgment).
^  Events surrounding Mystery Babylon's (RCC's) fall (judgment).
 
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