In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will ... crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. (Daniel 2:44)
What if you were a part of the feet of the statue — the clay part? Remember, the iron is the civil government, the clay is religion. What if you were part of the ’church’ that is called “the harlot” in Revelation 17 and 18? This “woman” was once pure, but became all those bad things in Revelation 18:2. Remember, the beast is the civil government, the woman is religion. One day she mounts the beast and seizes the reins of power. 3 The next day she is drunk with the blood of the “saints” (the disciples of Yahshua).4
MAKE SURE you are not in the woman who is on the back of the beast.
MAKE SURE you are in the woman who is clothed with the sun and crowned with twelve stars.5 She is the mother of all those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of His Son.6 She is the Bride of Messiah, who will be His wife in Revelation 21:9 — the twelve-tribed nation of Israel. 7
The bad woman persecutes the good woman in Revelation 17:6, not the other way around.8 Make sure you are in the RIGHT WOMAN. The characteristics of each woman are clear and evident. Examine the qualifications of each woman and see who fits the description of the bad woman and who fits the description of the good woman... The bad woman was good in the beginning, but became bad.9 She was a sweet child and no one ever dreamed she would grow up the way she did... but at a young age she already began to show signs of going astray. Look at her early childhood in the second and third centuries... then her later childhood in the middle ages... then her teens during the “reformation” days... Oh, yes, she seemed to reform, but what a great cost — the murder of thousands of innocent people with slightly suspicious doctrines... does that sound like a reformed young woman? Her guilty jealousy lashed out at all those simple ones who made any attempt to lead a pure life, as a guilty conscience always does.
Her course was set by that time — there was no turning back for her. And yet, like an old drunkard, she still made attempts from time to time to “revive” her babyhood devotion with new year’s resolutions... but as always, those resolutions never lasted.
So, she finds herself now a full grown harlot, trying to cover her blatant inconsistencies with all manner of justifications. But the cognitive see through her thick makeup. Her history tells the tale no matter how pretty she may dress up on Sunday morning.
There is another woman who is small and simple and young and sincere. She could also stray, for all the forces of darkness are certainly aimed at her to get her to follow the path of that old harlot. But, by the grace and strength her God supplies, she will make it.
Be wise and be found in her... the pure one. For her substance is solid rock, and only there can you find the qualities of a stone that can smash the statue of Daniel 2.
So, which woman are you a part of... the right or the wrong woman?