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1. And there came one of the seven angels [messengers] which had the seven vials [bowls, one from among the seven which had been given the vehicles of expression—probably the essence of THE TIME IS AT HAND, Chapter IX, pp. 267-361, "The Man of Sin-Antichrist"], and talked with me [the John Class], saying unto me [the John Class], Come hither [into close association]; and I will show unto thee [the John Class] the judgment of the great whore [the great false church] that sitteth upon many waters [rules over the peoples and nations and kindred and languages supporting it]: [Westcott and Hort, "And came one out of the seven angels the (ones) having the seven bowls."]

2. With whom the kings [rulers] of the earth [social order] have committed fornication [illegally allied themselves], and the inhabitants of the earth [social order] have been made drunk [stupefied] with the wine [doctrines] of her fornication [illicit alliance].

3. So he [the John Class] carried me away in the spirit [through the illumination of THE TIME IS AT HAND, Chapter IX, "The Man of Sin-Antichrist," pp. 267-361] into the wilderness [separating the John Class from the spirit of the false religious systems]: and I [the John Class] saw a woman sit [the false church ruling over the sinful government] upon a scarlet colored beast [the Roman People’s government, see THE TIME IS AT HAND, p. 354, par. 2 — "the Roman ‘beast’ (people)"], full of the names of blasphemy, 00GoldSquare.jpg (705 bytes) having seven heads and ten horns [bearing defaming titles, having seven successive forms of government and ten divisions of authority].

4. And the woman [false church] was arrayed in purple [professing royalty] and scarlet color [professing justification], and decked with gold [professing divine authority] and precious stones [claiming apostolic succession] and pearls [claiming to succeed the ancient worthies], having a golden cup [the Divine Word] in her hand [in her possession which was greatly misused] full of abominations and filthiness [corrupt doctrines and practices] of her fornication [illegitimate association with society]. [Please notice that this woman does not have any blue or white in her garments—indicating she is neither faithful nor pure.]

5. And upon her forehead was a name written [prominently marked], MYSTERY [of iniquity], BABYLON THE GREAT [the great confusion, counterfeit], THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS [prototype of all unfaithful churches] AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH [social order].

6. And I [the John Class] saw the woman [false church] drunken [intoxicated] with the blood of saints [martyring or killing and also ex-communicating the holy ones], and with the blood [death, etc.] of the martyrs [witnesses] of Jesus: and when I [the John Class] saw her [in its true light], I [the John Class] wondered with great admiration [wonderment].

7. And the angel [messenger, see vs. 1] said unto me [the John Class], Wherefore didst thou marvel [there is no need to wonder]? I [the messenger referred to in vs. 1] will tell thee the mystery of the woman [the mystery of this false church], and of the beast [the Roman people’s government which has mostly been in the bottomless pit] that carries her, which hath the seven heads [successive empires or governments] and ten horns [territorial nations—centered in the European prophetic setting].

8. The beast [government of the Roman people mostly in the bottomless pit during the seven stages of the Roman empire] that thou [the John Class] sawest was [referring to the time when the people had a voice in the pagan Roman republic which was supreme in civil and religious matters], and is not [ending when Emperor Constantine took control of the Roman empire and embraced the Christian church until the last head, or king, of Nazi-Fascist Hitler]; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit [come out of the dormant condition], and go into perdition [oblivion]: and they that dwell on the earth [stable society] shall wonder [be astonished], whose names [characters] were not written in the book of life [the register of eternal life] from the foundation of the world [beginning of society], when they behold the beast [government of the Roman people—a republic form without an emperor, dictator or head] that was, and is not, and yet is [shall be present].

9. And here is the mind [concept] which hath wisdom [understanding and a correct interpretation]. The seven heads 00GoldSquare.jpg (705 bytes) [empires each set in motion by an emperor or king] are seven [successive] mountains [kingdoms], on which the woman [the false church] sitteth [is supported].

10. And there are seven kings [emperors of successive empires]: five [under Constantine, Valentinian, Justinian, Charlemagne, Napoleon] are fallen [when the John Class is shown the vision on the Lord’s day, at the beginning of the Millennium], and one is [the Victor Emanuel government at the beginning of the harvest time—later Bro. Loomis suggested he felt that Austria-Hungary better filled that role because it was more influential (Reprints 3984, col. 1, par. 3 and 5829, col. 1, next to last par.) and that would make Francis Joseph who dated from 1848-1916 the sixth head], and the other is not yet come [doesn’t appear until later in the harvest time—the Nazi-Fascist regime, which is the seventh and last]; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space [approximately from CE 1929-1945].

11. And the beast [republic of the Roman people] that was [in republic form during the period that Rome was pagan], and is not [by reason of the fact that the republic form of peoples government became dormant when the emperors arose], even he is the eighth [eighth form of the beast without a head or emperor or dictator and which finds the people themselves ruling Europe in a people’s republic with social benefits], and is of the seven [probably is one from among the seven, most likely, this refers to the last days of the fourth head, during the closing days of the Reformation when the French Revolutionary Republic formed the "Third Estate" and overthrew France—this Revolutionary period was without a head or dictator and was betrayed by Napoleon who gained power as Emperor of France and Europe—see Rev. 11:7], and goeth into perdition [oblivion].

12. And the ten horns which thou [John] sawest are ten kings [national or territorial rulers], which have received no kingdom [dominion] as yet [bringing us to the period after the fall of the Nazi-Fascist regime]; but receive power as kings [national rulers] one hour [during the hora or hour of the harvest] with the beast [government wherein the Roman people have power again].

13. These have one mind [purpose], and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [republic of the Roman people—probably being socialists].

14. These shall make war with the Lamb [aggressive action against the meek humble One], and the Lamb [meek humble One] shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful [the sealed saints are with him at this time].

15. And he [in the essence of THE TIME IS AT HAND, Chapter IX, pp. 267-361] saith unto me [the John Class], The waters which thou sawest, where the whore [the unfaithful church] sitteth [is supported], are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [the power of the woman is with the people, with millions and millions supporting her].

16. And the ten horns [national divisions of authority] which thou [the John Class] sawest upon 00GoldSquare.jpg (705 bytes) [and] the beast [the republic of the Roman people], these shall hate the whore [the unfaithful church], and shall make her desolate and naked [sins uncovered], and shall eat her flesh [consume her substance and possessions], and burn her with fire [destroy it with destruction].

17. For God hath put it into their hearts [determinations] to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom [authority] unto the beast [republic of the Roman people], until the words [pronouncements] of God shall be fulfilled.

18. And the woman [unfaithful church] which thou [the John Class] sawest is that great city [Babylon as a government], which reigneth over the kings of the earth [social order].


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