Diabolis was mentally exhausted and emotionally drained. The rigor of planning “Operation Takeover” was taking its toll. The 16 member demon council were all present today. They included Archimel, Mordality, the four demons of death and the ten demon leaders. Scribbles was sitting in the back, ready to take notes.
Diabolis relished being a dictator. He was smart, devious and crafty. Most importantly, he had become convinced that he and his demons would win the war against God and His army.
Diabolis gathered his lagging energy and began. “Today I will tell you about our new worldwide kingdom. It will be called Babylon.”
"Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, 'Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.'" Rev 17:1,2
“The Bible calls Babylon a great harlot. Kind of a catchy portrayal, isn’t it? Our kingdom will be beautiful and seductive and people will pay in many ways for the privilege of joining Babylon. I think harlot is an decent description. A great flow of people will come into Babylon and support her. The Bible symbolizes this great river of people as the Euphrates river. In fact, all the people on earth will join Babylon unless they consciously and deliberately choose to worship God.
“The religious and political leaders of the world are called the kings of the earth. They will commit spiritual fornication by choosing to unite with Babylon. This will happen when I appear disguised as Jesus at the beginning of my 3 ½ year reign. The people who follow their religious and political leaders of the earth will follow me as well.”
"3 So he carried me away in the
Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman
sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of
names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten
horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and
scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious
stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden
cup full of abominations and the filthiness of
her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Rev 17:3-5
“I am pictured as a scarlet beast with 7 heads and 10 horns. Any beast in the book of Revelation with 7 heads and 10 horns is a symbol for me. I will be the king of Babylon and Babylon will be my queen.
“I will make this offer to the kings of the world. I f they will worship me I will make them rulers in Babylon. I will give them power and will take their names as my own. It will be flattering to these people to be rulers in the powerful, beautiful, worldwide kingdom of Babylon and they will be delighted to make this exchange. Each name is blasphemous because each ruler will claim to be a god. Before long I will accumulate 666 blasphemous names. I will be full of blasphemous names.
“Babylon will be a gorgeous kingdom. My throne and capital city will be at the center. They will be physically located somewhere on earth, maybe at Jerusalem. Glory and grandeur will ripple out in all directions.
"I will use the sensuous colors of purple and scarlet to overwhelm the senses of the people. I will adorn my throne and my city with gold and jewels and pearls. The brightness will be dazzling. Some of the gold and jewels and pearls will be given to our human rulers as rewards. All of the jewels put together won’t be as many as I used to personally own when I was Lucifer in heaven. But there will be plenty to corrupt the people in my kingdom and to buy their allegiance. We will promote fornication and abominations. I adore glamour and immorality.”
"6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. 7 But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns." Rev 17:6,7
“Babylon will be so powerful and beautiful that God’s faithful followers will think she is marvelous. Even John, the closest disciple to Jesus was overwhelmed with her beauty and power when he was given a vision of her. Our kingdom will be cruel as well as powerful and beautiful. We will kill so many people that we will become intoxicated with their blood.” Diabolis was overcome with lust as he pictured the blood flowing from the billions of people that they would kill. He felt no pity and he disdained mercy. He could almost smell the stench of decaying bodies.
“Go on,” Archimel prodded. Diabolis shifted his gaze back to the demons and continued.
"8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is." Rev 17:8
“Revelation uses a beast to symbolize me.
The beast was – 6,000 years ago when I spoke to Eve through the serpent
The beast is not – This is me now, while I am not visible to people
Will ascend out of the bottomless pit – Very soon I will get the key and will use it
to release us all from the bottomless pit. I will come to earth in a glorious
cloud appearing to be Jesus. Our millions of demons will appear to be angels
Go to perdition – This can’t be true. I won’t let it happen.
“When I appear on earth looking like Jesus in all His glory the people on earth will be absolutely amazed. They will worship me as their God who will save them from their troubles. The Bible says there will be a few people who won’t be deceived and they will recognize me as Satan. They are the people who have their names written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Diabolis began to shout angrily, “We will convince them, one way or another.” His voice quieted slightly as he continued.”
"Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. 10 There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition." Rev 17:9-11
“My seven heads on the beast are seven mountains that support Babylon. Each one is a king. They are:
|2||Serpent of old||Rev 12:9|
|5||Star||Rev 9:1 (Isaiah 14:12)|
|7||Beast||Rev 13:1, 17:3|
“Here is the situation just before we come up out of the bottomless pit. Five of my heads have fallen. Four of them are cast down as described in this verse:
"So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." Rev 12:9
“The fifth head – the star – is cast down at the beginning of the 5th trumpet:
"Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit." Rev 9:1
“My sixth head – Abaddon/Apollyon – is the head that is. Abaddon and Apollyon both mean destroyer. It is my intent and my delight to destroy ruthlessly. My seventh head has not yet come. That is because the beast has not yet ascended out of the bottomless pit. The beast head is an eighth because when I come looking like Jesus I will have a brand new body but my beast head is also one of the seven.
|Five have have fallen||Dragon, Serpent, Devil, Satan, Star|
|One is yet to come||Beast|
|Continues a short time||42 months|
"12The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful" Rev 17:12-14
“My 10 horns are my 10 demon rulers. I will make you 10 ruling kings on earth and you will rule with me when we set up Babylon. You will rule with me for one hour and then give me your power and authority. You will come disguised as human leaders who lived at various times over the last 6,000 years. People will believe that you have been raised from the dead.
"You will influence hundreds of world leaders to give us their power and authority. They will give their allegiance to us and will join Babylon. When they form this union with Babylon they will be committing fornication with her. Through Babylon we will rule over the religious and political leaders of the world – the kings of the earth. We will all make war against Jesus, the Lamb.
"16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled." Rev 17:16,17
“After all the people on earth have made their final decision whether they will worship the Lamb (Jesus) or the Beast (Satan, Diabolis) then the 10 demon rulers will turn against Babylon and destroy her. The kings of the earth and their followers will be devastated when they see their kingdom and their hope for the future destroyed.”
Diabolis came to a sudden stop. He had been talking fast and furiously. Diabolis was mentally exhausted and emotionally drained.
Read a comparison of Babylon and the New Jerusalem next.