woman_on_beastThe apostle Peter refers to Babylon, the Church at Babylon. He was a contemporary of John the Revelator, or the apostle John, on the Isle of Patmos. If Peter was aware that a church was in Babylon, then John was certainly aware as well. Regardless, throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth chapters of Revelation, the church at Babylon is never mentioned. Scripture only mentions Mystery Babylon. This is like hiding the true identity of Babylon from the public. If it were the church at Babylon, in other words Iraq, then the apostle John would have simply said Babylon, but he did not say it. He wanted to obscure the meaning of Mystery Babylon until the end times.

I am going to reveal the truth about Mystery Babylon. There is no better unadorned literal fulfillment of Mystery Babylon than today’s Mecca. Mystery Babylon must refer to another city besides Babylon or there is no mystery. Revelation 17:1 begins reference to Mystery Babylon.

… the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have made been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

The three or four verses after that go into an allegory, but people can literally understand “the great whore that sitteth upon many waters.” Because of today’s Mecca, this is an interesting verse along with the fifteenth one.

And he saith unto me, the waters (he will define this) which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues … the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth (Revelation 17:15, 18).

Now it takes a turn, referring to Mystery Babylon as a city, but at the same time identifying her as reigning over kings. Mecca is referenced in the Quran (6:92, 42:5) where it is called Umm al-Qurā, meaning “mother of all settlements,” hence “mother of all harlots”.

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit to a wilderness, and there I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast.

The wilderness is the desert! Mecca is in the desert. Several things are determinable from what we have read thus far. Mystery Babylon sits upon peoples, multitudes, nations, tongues and many waters; thus, we can conclude that it is near water. Mecca is just forty three miles from the Red Sea in the middle of the desert.

(Rev 17:9) And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

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