05-Harlot is Burned
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”
What causes the beast and his political forces to turn on the harlot? Remember, that once Communism and Islam are destroyed, and the beast has gained control over the earth, he will no longer need the services of the harlot and its membership. But there is more to it than that. For this burning begins at the same time the antichrist has risen from the dead. He will think that he is God and no longer will permit the people to worship anyone but him. At this time he wants the outright worship of all people. The false prophet who may have been part of his miracle resurrection will remain faithful to the beast and cause their members of the worldwide harlot system to worship the beast and to take his mark.
Remember, the great harlot up to that point in time has thought they were serving and following the true God, but in realty mixed errors their faith by worshiping themselves and the things of the world. They committed spiritual adultery. They denied the power of Jesus and worshiped money and what it could buy. Remember, up to the death and apparent resurrection of the beast, many of these people never thought that any earthly man could be Jesus, especially Protestants. They thought that Jesus was still in Heaven waiting for them to take over the world. So, when this risen beast calls himself “the Christ”, it causes many to examine what is going on.
Who were these people before the 70th Week began? Where do they come from? Are some now being hated, persecuted and burned with fire because they won’t worship the beast and they hesitate in taking in taking his mark? Could it be that some in the harlot church, even though they’re still caught up in a spirit of harlotry, are questioning whether they should bow the knee to this man? Is the Holy Spirit beginning to convict and reach the hearts of some? Could it be that some are realizing their idolatrous ways and repenting? Jesus rebukes the Laodecian church by saying,
16)”So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold or hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. 17)Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not, that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. 18)I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with salve, that thou mayest see. 19)As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and repent.”
The same people now being hunted by the beast and the false prophet were the ones who attended services at Laodecia, before the rapture. The “health and wealth” Laodecians and the harlot church are one and the same. They centered their desires on one’s self-image and how to be a success in this world. They made fun of all of us who warned them in love to repent, not knowing they were actually mocking the Lord Himself.