Ezek 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and,
behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar,
were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD,
and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun
toward the east.
In 640 AD the first Akkadian Caliph named Umar took the city of Jerusalem. It actually went pretty well for the Jews at first because he allowed them to freely worship in their temple. He was pretty disgusted about what the Christians had done on the other hand, as they had desecrated the temple and thrown their garbage there, as they didn’t want anything to do with the Jews. Well Muslims share the same reverence for their father Abraham as the Jews do, being a Patriarch of their faith. This was when they constructed the Dome of the Rock. At first they worshipped inside the Dome, but later that got changed and they decided to turn their devotion to Mecca in the EAST. They literally did an about face and turned their backs on the Almighty! This was the start of the Abominations that make desolate.
There are many abominations (RELIGIOUS ACTIONS) that make Desolate. It all involves Blaspheming the Holy Spirit or Ruach Ha’Kodesh. Calling Good Evil and Evil Good. Period. Not discerning TRUTH and acting in TRUTH for whatever reason.
The power behind the Papacy of the Roman Catholic Church is none other than the HA Satan making desolate also. He first attempted to use Rome to kill the infant Jesus. (Herod) He also used the Roman empire to try to exterminate the early Christians.(Titus and Nero) This just forced Christianity underground, even in a literal sense, yet it still flourished. So Satan changed tactics and infiltrated the church through Pagan practices and began to persecute those who clung to the TRUE doctrine, by using the church itself as the exterminator.
This era of papal power began in 538 A.D. and ended in 1798 a period of 1260 years. The ancient Pagan Roman empire (Justinian) GAVE political power and religious authority to it’s successor, the Roman Catholic Church. This was the period referred to as 1260 days, 42 months, and 3 1/2 times in the Bible. The Times, Times and a Half. It’s not 3 1/2 years! It’s 1260 Years! This “little horn” in Daniel is the Roman Catholic church (the Papacy), that changed the day of rest, tampered with the Ten Commandments and persecuted the saints for 1260 years. (See my posts on the Truth Sabbath and the Gregorian Calendar).
After the Dark ages there was a period of 131 years where there was no pope. His head was bruised. He was knocked out of power by Mussolini. He was a prisoner in the Vatican with no power.
He then gets revived! The BEAST lives again! The World stands in awe on how the Roman Catholic Church establishes itself in Vatican City once more as the richest government on the face of the planet. The little stout horn of the ten kingdoms in Revelation. The Whore of Babylon gives Rome it’s power once again. (See my posts about the Vatican, and Whore of Babylon-Fides). This current Beast was established in 1929. The Woman of Revelation 17 also rides a beast, and in Bible prophecy a beast is symbolic of a political power or country. So the woman / church of Revelation 17 rides on the political power of the state. The Vatican is not only a city, but since the Lateran Treaty of 1929 signed with Mussolini it is again also a country, with diplomatic relations with nearly every other nation on earth, and the Pope is the head of state.
Conclusions Evident with Additional Facts:
The Roman Catholic Church (Papal Rome) is the beast from the sea of Rev 13, the woman of Rev 17 and the Babylon of Rev 18.
The Papacy is the Antichrist of Rev 13, whose number is 666, and he is the little horn of Daniel 7 and 8. His mark of authority is Sunday worship (the mark of the beast).
The Protestant churches derived from the Catholic Church are considered harlots. This is because they still adhere to much of the Catholic inspired false doctrine (like the dead go immediately to heaven or hell) and bear it’s mark of authority (Sunday worship). It can be shown that U.S. based Protestantism is in fact the False Prophet of Revelation, as well as the image to the beast, the beast being Catholicism.
So is there Deliverance from the BEAST? Yes Indeed!!
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
It is clear that God has people that are now in Babylon. Everyone still has an opportunity to escape the wrath of God as manifested in the final 7 plagues. But in order to do so, you have to know who and what spiritual Babylon is. You must know who the Antichrist is and what the Mark of the Beast is, and what the Seal of God is. You have to be able to discriminate between true and false doctrine. You do all of this with the Bible. While Roman Catholicism is specifically evident as Babylon in scripture, it is actually much broader than that. Spiritual Babylon is really any kind of corrupted religion, not just one denomination. (So basically all RELIGIONS)
Are you in Babylon? There is still time to get out of spiritual Babylon if you are in it –
but it may not last much longer. Can you afford to wait? Would you bet your eternal life on it?
COME UP HITHER!! Thus saith the Lord. Selah.