November 27, 2011 ©Homer Kizer
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Commentary — From the Margins
The Great Whore & the Beast
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk." And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations." And I saw the woman, *drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. But the angel said to me, "Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction. And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful." And the angel said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire, for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman that you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth." (Rev 17:1–18 emphasis added)
What has been in very short supply when it came to assigning meaning to the words, the signs, the symbols of John’s vision has been wisdom … backing up to where wisdom can be obtained, in the vision that both King Nebuchadnezzar and the prophet Daniel had (Dan chap 2), one vision seen twice and thus is a vision of God, the humanoid image had a head of gold, and this head was identified with certainty as the king of Babylon (v. 45) — the humanoid image was, in taking its identity from its head, therefore Babylon, seen in type through both Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and the earthly kingdom of Babylon being shadows and copies of the spiritual king of Babylon (see Isa 14:4), and Babylon, the city [community] that falls (Rev 18:2) shortly before the Second Advent.
A man is the head of his wife as Christ Jesus is the Head of the Church, the Body of Christ. A woman has no head that can be outwardly circumcised; thus, a chaste woman is one with her husband through faithfully cleaving to him, for there is but one head [the man] and one body [the woman] in the marriage. The chaste woman will therefore take her identity from her head, her earthly husband, a position that modern American and Western European women reject as revealed by the absence head coverings in Western nations; a position that modern Western women regard as antiquated, oppressive, backward thinking, and generally chauvinistic. Nevertheless, before the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the Lord—the husband remains the head of his wife, with the uncovered hair of Christian women reflecting the Body of Christ’s rejection of Christ Jesus as its Head as seen in greater Christendom’s lawlessness.
A rebellious wife rejects the authority of her husband over her—and in the spirit of democracy, she will argue that she has equal standing before man and God as her husband has, that marriages are to be 50/50 relationships. Rebellious Christian wives will contend that as the Christian Church has authority to bind and loose here on earth things in heaven, with the Sabbath being one of these things thus changing the Sabbath from the seventh day to the day after the seventh day, the wife has at least equal authority with her husband if not actually having authority over her husband … unfortunately for all rebellious Christian wives, the Sabbath remains the seventh day, and in the Affliction (the first 1260 days of the seven endtime years) Sabbath observance will be the sign that outwardly marks those Christians who are of God, with the saints [the holy ones] being those Christians that keep the commandments and their faith in Christ Jesus (Rev 14:12).
In mindset, there is little difference between a rebellious Christian wife—a wife who outwardly defies her husband before God and angels by not covering her hair—and a loose woman or a prostitute, who, even if married, has no head to whom she is faithful: she is not one with any man, but delivers/sells her body to a man or to many men to supply her needs or her lusts. … the Christian who, for the sake of fellowship, will worship with an assembly that teaches error, that practices error, that is either far from the truth or close to the truth but not of the Truth, is an adulterous wife, selling the Christian’s affections for Christ Jesus to the silvery denominations of Babylon. This Christian, unlike a prostitute [unlike late 19th-Century Tlingits in Southeast Alaska that demanded a shirt for attending Protestant worship services], will inevitably pay her lover through giving the Christian’s tithes and offerings to spiritual silverfish, supplying the needs of the congregation, of the minister and the minister’s household, of the Adversary. This Christian, by not being of the Truth, supports the Adversary.
When God is light, and Christ Jesus is the life and light of men (John 1:4), what is not light is not of God … light casts no shadow; rather, it is what blocks the light that casts a shadow. It is what has color that casts a shadow. Therefore, everything that has color is not of God: gold is not of God, but instead absorbs most of the blue portion of the spectrum and reflects the red/yellow portion of the spectrum. Silver reflects most of the spectrum, but not all of the spectrum. Thus, in a world of light, silver is closer to light than is gold—and a polished metal surface reflects more light than does miry clay, thereby making a polished metal closer to God than is soft clay that absorbs most of the light striking its surface.
An angel is closer to God than is humankind simply because the angel, fallen or faithful, is of the heavenly realm whereas humankind is made from the elements of this earth; made from red mud; made from unfired clay. Therefore, in the humanoid image that Nebuchadnezzar and the prophet Daniel saw, the metal head of gold that Daniel identifies as the king of Babylon will be a fallen angel of whom Nebuchadnezzar is a shadow and type; for Nebuchadnezzar never ruled over the children of men in China or in Chile. Nebuchadnezzar never ruled over migrating raptors, or over wolves and weasels. So what Daniel tells the king is either hyperbole—“‘You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory, and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all—you are the head of gold’” (Dan 2:37–38)—or what Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar pertains to the spiritual king of Babylon (Isa 14:4), the Adversary, the prince of the power of the air, the prince that does rule over the children of Adam wherever they dwell; for the Adversary does rule over the beasts of the fields and the birds of the air as evidenced by Isaiah 11:6–9, which has the animal natures of the great predators being changed when the Son of Man receives the kingdom of this world.
When Adam is made from miry clay, the soft clay of the toes that will not adhere to the iron of the toes represents human kings:
And as you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom, but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the soft clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly iron and partly clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. As you saw the iron mixed with soft clay, so they will mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay. (Dan 2:41–43)
The colors of the metals are, in descending order, yellow, white, yellow, white, and it will here be asserted that the silver arms and chest that have traditionally been taken to represent the kings of Media and of Persia—the earthly Persian Empire—actually represent false Christianity, two divisions, Arian and Trinitarian, with the kings of Media forming shadows and copies of the Arian mindset that was a continuation of the mindset of Judaism, which held that God was one, that the Creator of all that has been made is the Most High God, that Christ Jesus who is now also God is a created being and thus lower than the Creator even though Jesus is of the same substance as His Father and His God … Arian dogma, while alive and well in the 21st-Century, contradicts what the Apostle John wrote, with the Apostle John being for the Body of Christ the one who made straight the Way, what John the Baptist was for Christ Jesus, the Head of the Body of Christ.
Because Nebuchadnezzar as king of Babylon never ruled over wild beasts or migratory birds or the children of men on distant continents whereas the spiritual king of Babylon has and continues to have dominion over the single kingdom of this world through being the prince of the power of the air, the one who controls the mindsets of animals and of human beings; because the head of the humanoid image seen in vision is of metal as is the torso and legs down to the mixed metal and clay feet and toes, the humanoid image that was doubly seen in vision is of the Adversary’s reigning hierarchy, a bi-colored hierarchy that will no more hold together than clay will adhere to iron, a white metal that easily oxidizes to a red color. And because the metals represent demonic kings that cast as their shadows earthly kingdoms, when the kingdom of this world is taken from Adversary and given to the Son of Man (see Dan 7:9–14; Rev 11:15–18), a onetime event that occurs halfway through the seven endtime years of tribulation—an event that remains ahead of endtime disciples, not behind them—the spiritual king of Babylon’s reigning hierarchy will be broken, with the clay, the iron, the bronze, the silver, and the gold all being present when dominion is taken from the hierarchy:
And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. A great God has made known to the king what shall be after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation sure. (Dan 2:44–45)
Now, the Apostle John in making straight the way of the Lord for Christians reveals as the brother and partner of endtime Christians the previously unknown Endurance in/of Jesus (Rev 1:9) … for 1260 days after the kingdom of this world is taken from the Adversary and his angels, and the Adversary and his angels are cast into time and to this earth (Rev 12:7–10), the former head of gold will seek to devour whomever he can as the true Antichrist.
The ancient kingdom of Babylon no longer exists; the ancient kingdom of Persia that Iran is attempting to revive no longer exists; the ancient Greek Empire no longer exists; the ancient Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires no longer exist. Although it might be argued that pieces of each of these empires that form the shadows of the four metals exists in the modern nations of Western Europe and America, the argument will be bogus; for the Lord will break the humanoid image and blow their dust away in the latter days: Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar, “‘There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days’” (Dan 2:28). The vision was for the latter days, the same timeframe as the vision Daniel saw in the first year and the third year of King Belshazzar (Dan 7:26–27; 8:17, 26), again, one vision twice seen, and the same timeframe as the vision Daniel saw in the third year of Cyrus (Dan 10:14, 12:4). All four visions that Daniel sees are for the time of the end, and all four are sealed and kept secret until the time of the end through the earthly shadow cast by the participants in the endtime war fought between demonic kings in the Abyss seeming to satisfy these prophetic visions.
When Satan and his angels are cast from heaven and into time (Rev 12:7–10), dominion will have been taken from the former prince of the power of the air so the Antichrist has no lawful dominion over humankind, but will rule by usurping the authority that rightfully belongs to the Son of Man … a sealed and secret vision cannot be understood until the vision is unsealed by the Lord at the time of the end. Thus, every reading of Daniel’s visions prior to the time of the end is of no value—and the phrase, the time of the end, has no linguistic worth if the end of the end began two millennia ago, or if the time of the end began five centuries ago, or two centuries ago, or even in the 20th-Century. The time of the end isn’t all of the Christian era, but begins at a specific moment at the end of the Christian era—begins when the last Elijah begins to breathe his breath, the spirit of Christ [pneuma Christos], into the dead corpse of Christendom a third and final time.
And finally we’re ready to see that great whore that rides the scarlet beast that was the bronze belly and loins of the Adversary’s reigning hierarchy, remembering, of course, that iron, a white metal, turns red as it decays through oxidation (commonly known as rusting), with physical life of nephesh in this physical realm being sustained through the cellular oxidation of simple carbohydrates. So the iron legs of the humanoid image that King Nebuchadnezzar saw in vision, when cast into time, will appear red as these demons continue to live, their “end” being as determinable as the end of Alaska’s Last Train to Nowhere, the rusting reminder of promised prosperity that sits in the sedges near the Solomon River, battered by Bering Sea storms.
Because man is the head of woman, to be of one mind with the head of Babylon, the body of Babylon must also be the same color. But the body of Babylon as seen by Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel is bi-colored; therefore, a war must erupt between the belly and loins, and the arms and chest, with this war seen in Daniel’s vision of the third year of King Belshazzar:
And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the capital, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal. I raised my eyes and saw, and behold, a ram standing on the bank of the canal. It had two horns, and both horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram charging westward and northward and southward. No beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great. As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. He came to the ram with the two horns, which I had seen standing on the bank of the canal, and he ran at him in his powerful wrath. I saw him come close to the ram, and he was enraged against him and struck the ram and broke his two horns. And the ram had no power to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled on him. And there was no one who could rescue the ram from his power. Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven. (Dan 8:2–8)
The ram with the two horns is the king of Persia (Dan 8:20), with the shorter horn being the king of Media who, again, forms the earthly shadow of Arian Christianity, with the kings of Persia forming the greater shadow of Trinitarian Christianity: the ram represents the silver arms and chest of the hierarchy of Babylon.
But silver is not gold: the chest that breathes—that supplies life to the head and the belly and loins—is not in agreement with its head—
Now, what does Paul say about himself:
For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. (Rom 7:14–23 emphasis added)
Paul’s head wanted to keep the law of God, but his fleshly body did not because the flesh of every person has been consigned to disobedience (Rom 11:32) … in the mirror or chiral image of the Apostle that in himself represented the Body of Christ (see 1 Cor 12:27), the reigning hierarchy of Babylon also has disagreement between head and chest, but the reverse of what the Apostle had, with the head of gold doing those things that God hates and the silver chest and arms better reflecting the things of God. Thus, God did to the Adversary what the Adversary did to Him when iniquity and rebellion was found in an anointed guardian cherub (Ezek 28:12–15)—God placed rebellion against the Adversary in the heart of Babylon by giving life to the reigning hierarchy in a manner analogous to God consigning all of humankind to the Adversary as bondservants, then placing in first a few, then in many, and finally in all His spirit [breath] and His mind that will be in rebellion against the desires of the flesh over which the Adversary will continue to rule until the kingdom of this world is taken from him and given to the Son of Man.
In the silver of the chest that gives life to the Adversary’s reigning hierarchy, the Lord revealed to Daniel and to Nebuchadnezzar the cause of the demise of Babylon—
So while the head of gold and the belly and loins of bronze, which is the color of 14-carat gold, are in ideological agreement with each other, they are in disagreement with the arms and chest. However, they can do nothing about this inner schism because it is the chest that supplies life to the head and body; thus, they must tolerate the intolerable until (shortcutting the argument) silvery Christianity swollen with wealth seeks to impose its will upon the appetites of the belly and loins to whom dominion of the kingdom of this world has been given.
It is in comprehending that life and light are synonymous that provides easy understanding of the fall of Babylon: all life comes from God. The life of the Adversary’s reigning hierarchy comes from God consigning all of humankind to disobedience so that He can have mercy on all (again, Rom 11:32); thus, the dominion given to the spiritual king of Babylon to rule the single kingdom of this world comes from God. And because this authority to rule gives life to Babylon, and because this authority comes from God, the chest of the humanoid image representing Babylon must necessarily reflect the light that is God … the chest that breathes must be silver colored; must be so bright that it seems to be of God. It cannot be otherwise. Therefore, when the ram charges westward (toward Jerusalem and Europe) and northward (toward Russia) and southward (toward Africa) but not eastward toward Asia, the movement of the ram can be compared to the spread of false Christianity from Babylon [and the Chaldean mysteries] into Jerusalem and Asia Minor and Europe and Africa; for the Christianity that is visibly seen in this world is a derivative of the Chaldean mysteries and Mithraism.
However, Greeks valued democracy and humanism, their gift to all free men. So with Renaissance neoclassicism and the rise of humanism in Western Europe and finally America, the stage was set for a battle royal between the appetites of the belly and the loins and traditional Christian values that are not Christian but rather, are those of the Chaldean mysteries … in Sir Thomas More’s long and tedious (half-million-word-long) Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer, More effectively makes the case that the Christian Church predates the man Jesus the Nazarene and therefore has authority over Christ Jesus, analogous to a wife having authority over her husband. But what More couldn’t slow was the rise of humanism, with developing technology spreading dogma establishing the worth of the individual, seen historically in portrait painting and respect for human rights. No longer were human beings the serfs of silvery Christendom.
Again, those things that have color absorb some of the light spectrum and reflect the remainder of the spectrum; thus, an object that is silvery colored blocks the light but reflects nearly all of the spectrum so when God is light, a silver colored object will look like God but not be God—will look like Christ Jesus, but not be Christ—whereas a gold colored object will look like the morning sun or the setting sun, with the long angle that the light takes through the earth’s atmosphere filtering out the blue portion of the spectrum. A gold colored object will look like the arrival of life-giving sun light, but not be light. The gold colored sun looks like the source of life, but only physically looks that way. Scripture argues that God is the source of life, not biological evolution based upon energy received from the sun.
The relatively recent discovery of deep water tube worms argues against the sun being the only cause of biological evolution—
When the head of the humanoid image that Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel see in vision is of gold, with this head identified as Babylon, then the woman that is also identified as Babylon the great is no longer the head of the humanoid image that rules over “‘the children of men, the beasts of the fields, and the birds of the heavens’” (again, Dan 2:38) wherever they dwell, but rather will have a head to whom she is not submissive, a head with whom she is not one, the reality of prostitution. Therefore, when Babylon is seen as a woman that biologically has no head that can be circumcised, Babylon is seen without having dominion to rule over the children of men. As a woman, Babylon, has had its authority to rule stripped from the hierarchy, with its former head of gold being reduced to a gold chalice:
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living." (Rev 18:1–3)
What gave life to spiritual Babylon was the rise and fall (as in breathing) of the silver chest; i.e., of false Christianity. Therefore, when the he-goat that is the federated spiritual king of Greece tramples the ram that is the silver chest, (again shortcutting the argument) the appetites of the belly and loins [food and sex] trample the morality of traditional Christianity, thereby stomping out the life; i.e., the reason for existence of the Adversary’s reigning hierarchy. And the head of gold is no longer a head, but again, is reduced to being a gold cup—
The gold head has become a gold cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality—as a color, gold will represent abominations and spiritual defilement. In a more easily understood form, gold represents sun-worship, the worship of the creation, not the Creator, let alone the Father, with modern forms of sun-worship developing along the lines of biological evolution and along the lines of Christendom worshiping on Sunday.
When the kingdom of this world is given to the Son of Man (again Dan 7:9–14; Rev 11:15–18) and Satan and his angels are cast to earth, Satan will then have a head, the Son of Man. He will no longer be the head—and he isn’t a bit pleased about what has happened to him because of the bronze belly and loins having trampled the silver chest and thereby having stomped life out of his reigning hierarchy.
The Adversary has been a murderer from the beginning: it is to be expected that once the Adversary is cast into time, he will martyr wholesale the holy ones of God, those who keep the commandments and their faith in Jesus. He has, while possessing the man of perdition as the little horn in the Affliction, already martyred millions. So what will a few million more be to him? He will truly be drunk on their blood.
When Satan is cast into time, his democratic ideology will be reduced to a gold chalice as he tries to reassert himself as the head of this world, ruling over the saints through determining who can buy and sell (conduct transactions). He will, without authority, ride those former demonic kings who ruled with him until the kingdom of this world was taken from them and given to the Son of Man. And by riding these former demonic kings, he will temporarily be their head. That is, he will be their head until they turn on him and take out their anger on him for misleading them; for convincing them to rebel against the Most High God.
The woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality, and on whose forehead was written a name of mystery, Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations is not the Roman Church, the most visible face of silvery Christianity, but is the Adversary when dominion has been taken from Babylon and given to the Son of Man. The beast of seven heads and ten horns is the four demonic kings that sprout from around the broken stump of the first king, the first horn of the spiritual king of Greece, along with the ten human kings or religious leaders that join themselves to false Christendom.
The two iron legs of the humanoid image that Nebuchadnezzar saw—with iron being a white metal—are the kings of the South [Sin] and of the North [Death], the third and the fourth horsemen of the Apocalypse … the first horseman is the false prophet, the first beast of Daniel chapter seven, and has one head; the second horseman is Abaddon, the king of the Abyss, who is able to kill but not devour Christ Jesus and the two witnesses, the three ribs in his mouth; the third horseman is the king of the South, Sin, the four-headed third beast of Daniel chapter seven; the fourth horseman is Death, the king of the North [Assyria] and the fourth beast of Daniel chapter seven. Altogether, these four kings—all part of the federated king of Greece—have seven heads, with the little horn that emerged on the head of the king of the North being an eighth horn that is of the seventh head, with the little horn being a king that was and is to come.
The seven heads throughout the duration of the Affliction reign over humankind as the body of the little horn; however, prior to the Second Passover liberation of Israel and the breaking of all legal and biological firstborns not covered by the blood of Christ, there were five kings of Persia (Dan 11:1–2), plus the king of Greece from which came the kings of the South and the North (vv. 3—5), eight kings in all, five of whom are fallen when the first king of Greece is suddenly broken because he is first. Today, the king that is (Rev 17:10) is the king of Greece; i.e., the first or great horn of the king of Greece. The one that is to come is the body of the king of Greece, the amalgamated first beast of Revelation chapter 13 that is the four beasts of Daniel chapter seven. And because iron is a white metal that turns red through oxidation, the white [false Christianity] iron legs of the humanoid image Nebuchadnezzar saw in vision turn red when cast into time.
It is the authority that Babylon had to rule over the children of men wherever they dwelt that is blown away by the breath of God as if chaff when the kingdom of this world is given to the Son of Man.
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction—this beast is the amalgamated first beast of Revelation chapter 13 … it was throughout the Affliction, the first 1260 days of the seven endtime years. It was then stripped of its dominion to rule (again Dan 7:9–14) and hence is not during the Endurance, the last 1260 days of the seven endtime years. It is an eighth beast that belongs to the seven of the body, legs and feet of the humanoid image King Nebuchadnezzar saw. And heads are spun as if they were string tops cast before a theologically hungry world that wants understanding without having it given to the world.
It is sufficient to say that the great whore and the red beast that this whore rides are all demons that presently rule over the kingdom of this world through having been given authority to rule by God. They are all seen in the humanoid image that King Nebuchadnezzar saw in vision; they are not earthly kingdoms or the Roman Church. They are not their shadows—
Because Christian women, with the exception of conservative Anabaptists, do not cover their hair as an outward sign of being in submission to the husbands, their heads, Christian women serve as a sign of greater Christendom’s relationship with its Head, the glorified Jesus. And because Christian women, by their garb, reveal what is in the hearts of their husbands, the gold hearts of their husbands have prevented Christendom from comprehending the visions of Daniel until the time of the end; i.e., until the preceding decade.
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