The Beast and the Whore…

Frank M. Keele

(Note:  I am satisfied that this blog and the two bloggs that follow it contain a congruent and scriptural view of where we are in the stream of prophetic events. This is of course is according to the opinion of yours truly. I therefore recommend them to you for your consideration!)

In Rev. 17 we read about the beast and the whore and of the whores judgment and burning by the beast. To the majority of those who read this narrative, the imagery and mystery surrounding it are intriguing and captivating but little understood. In today’s blog we will attempt to make the players in this prophetic drama as well as the timing more transparent. We start by reading the first six verses:

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters.
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

So the whore “sitteth upon many waters” and “was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls” and also was “drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus”.

Lets compare this with what Nephi said about the “great and abominable church” in 1 Nephi 13, we read:

1 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, saying: Look! And I looked and beheld many nations and kingdoms.
2 And the angel said unto me: What beholdest thou? And I said: I behold many nations and kingdoms.
3 And he said unto me: These are the nations and kingdoms of the Gentiles.
4 And it came to pass that I saw among the nations of the Gentiles the formation of a great church.
5 And the angel said unto me: Behold the formation of a church which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into captivity.
6 And it came to pass that I beheld this great and abominable church; and I saw the devil that he was the founder of it.
7 And I also saw gold, and silver, and silks, and scarlets, and fine-twined linen, and all manner of precious clothing; and I saw many harlots.
8 And the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold the gold, and the silver, and the silks, and the scarlets, and the fine-twined linen, and the precious clothing, and the harlots, are the desires of this great and abominable church.

Nephi tells us that the “great and abominable church” “slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down”. John tells us that the “the great whore that sitteth upon many waters “ was “drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus “. In 1 Nephi 14:12, Nephi speaks of it as “the whore who sat upon many waters”. Virtually the same metaphor that John uses!

So we have a good match here! The “great and abominable church” that Nephi sees and “the great whore” that John sees are the very same. And why wouldn’t they be, we learn form Nephi in this same chapter that he saw many of the same events that John saw, we read:

24 And behold, the things which this apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen; and behold, the remainder shalt thou see.
25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write; for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them.
26 And also others who have been, to them hath he shown all things, and they have written them; and they are sealed up to come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in the Lamb, in the own due time of the Lord, unto the house of Israel.
27 And I, Nephi, heard and bear record, that the name of the apostle of the Lamb was John, according to the word of the angel.

One of the especially valuable insights we get form Nephi is that “the great whore that sitteth upon many waters” came up “among the nations of the Gentiles”. He further states that “the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God.” It is amply clear that the “whore” John saw was among the Gentiles that Nephi speaks of! So when John is told in Rev. 17:15, that “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues” we know that they are the nations of the Gentiles!

Understanding this connection is exceedingly significant because we heave such a huge pool of information about the Gentiles and the destruction that shall fall upon them if they do not repent in the Book of Mormon.

In modern day terms we would identify this “whore” as a global cabal, this global cabal “seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people” according to Moroni. Present day America is one of the Gentile nations Nephi speaks of and is strongly under the influence of globalism to be sure. Her strength and resources are being used to promote and uphold the objectives of this cabal. John references this global cabal in Rev. 13 where he says “and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”.

In Rev. 17:16 we read about the fate of the whore:

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

This isn’t the only passage in scripture where “fire” is associated with the fate of the Gentiles, in 1 Nephi 22 we read:

13 And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood…
17 Wherefore, he will preserve the righteous by his power, even if it so be that the fulness of his wrath must come, and the righteous be preserved, even unto the destruction of their enemies by fire. Wherefore, the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the prophet, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire.

Let us now turn to more recent prophetic warnings, it was Ezra Taft Benson who said:

“But on the other hand, if the gentiles on this land reject the word of God and conspire to overthrow liberty and the Constitution, then their doom is fixed, and they “. . . shall be cut off from among my people who are of the covenant”. (1 Nephi 14:6; 3 Nephi 21:11, 14, 21; D&C 84:114-115, 117)

Are the Gentiles “conspire(ing) to overthrow liberty and the Constitution”? They are! Ezra Taft Benson goes on to say:

“The great destructive force which was to be turned loose on the earth and which the prophets for centuries have been calling the “abomination of desolation” is vividly described by those who saw it in vision. Ours is the first generation to realize how literally these prophecies can be fulfilled now that God, through science, has unlocked the secret to thermonuclear reaction. (Oct. general conference, 1961)

Here we have a rather pointed assessment as to what the fire John and Nephi refer to might be. The fact that the “abomination of desolation” is also associated with these events gives us even more context. It is in Joseph Smith Matthew where we learn that the “abomination of desolation” leads us directly into the Second Coming, we read:

32 And again shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled.
33 And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken…
36 And, as I said before, after the tribulation of those days, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory;

Having expounded sufficiently on the identity of the “whore”, we now turn our attention to the beast. If the “abomination of desolation” applies to the Gentiles (whore) as Ezra Taft Benson has stated and it is “thermonuclear” in nature, that narrows down the field of possible candidates for the beast. We go back to Rev. 17 in our search for more clues and read:

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Hmmmm…. We apparently need to look for a nation that “was, and is not, and yet is”. Since the field of modern day nations that have considerable nuclear capabilities are few, this is not such a difficult riddle to solve after all. I’m going to say that Russia is the one nation that fits the bill. It once “was”, along with it’s satellites known as the mighty Soviet Union but collapsed and therefore “is not” what it used to be. However, it is once again a formidable force in the world and so it “yet is”.

But the beast doesn’t accomplish the burning of the whore by himself, we read:

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

So to sum it up, the “ten horns” are ten nations that “shall hate the whore, and…agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled”. So were going to say that Russia shall take the lead but ten other nations shall cooperate in a coordinated nuclear attack in order to take the whore down.

Now, to allay any fears or anxiety that may be out there, we need to remember the fact the “abomination of desolation” is very, very closely associated with the coming of the Bridegroom as mentioned above. When these events unfold we shall have entered the final sequence or the year with no rainbow. It was Joseph Smith who said:

When wars come, we shall have to flee to Zion. The cry is to make haste. The last Revelation says, “Ye shall not have time to have gone over the earth, until these things come.” It will come as did the cholera, war, fires, and earthquakes; one pestilence after another, etc., until the Ancient of Days come, then judgment will be given to the Saints. (Joseph Smith,1839-July-DHC 3:385-391)

And so it shall be, when the beast burns the whore it will be a sign that our return to Jackson County is imminent. “The cry is to make haste” and so in the midst of destruction we shall trek back in order to rondavouse with the “the Ancient of Days” and the Bridegroom. It is then that “judgment will be given to the Saints”. Then shall our joy be full for the Lord has said:

45 For since the beginning of the world have not men heard nor perceived by the ear, neither hath any eye seen, O God, besides thee, how great things thou hast prepared for him that waiteth for thee. (D&C 133)

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3 thoughts on “The Beast and the Whore…”

  1. Excellent article. I thought perhaps another way to view the cleansing by fire would be a time when there would be a cleansing and setting in order of the Church when the “woman” would have the eyes of Her understanding opened and She would see Lucifer for who he really is and then be empowered to identify, expose and purge from Her the Luciferian usurpation. All of the minions of Lucifer who have usurped positions of authority in the Church will be exposed and removed from their offices and they and all the members beholden to them would suffer “death by fire” in the sense that they would be “cut off” from the membership in the Church. Death by fire is a representation of spiritual death, which is what excommunication accomplishes when it removes from someone their “breath of life”. Russia might just do physically what is ultimately going to play out spiritually. The “sealed portion” of the holy scriptures is yet forthcoming, and it could unleash what would be religiously a cleansing and purging blast of light and knowledge that will leave the wicked exposed. This is something that I see coming as well.

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