Mystery Babylon the Great, The Mystery of the Great Whore
Unveiling the Beast
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for [that Day will not come] unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains [will do so] until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the [lawless one] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10, NKJV
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those [who live] according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death, but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ [is] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin, but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors–not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with [Him,] that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:5-17, NKJV
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise [men,] the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king.“But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:“As for you, O king, thoughts came [to] your [mind while] on your bed, [about] what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be.“But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for [our] sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.“You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor [was] excellent, stood before you; and its form [was] awesome.“This image’s head [was] of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, “its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.“You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.“Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.“This [is] the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king.“You, O king, [are] a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory;“and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given [them] into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all–you [are] this head of gold.“But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.“And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, [that kingdom] will break in pieces and crush all the others.“Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.“And [as] the toes of the feet [were] partly of iron and partly of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.“As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.“Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold–the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.” Daniel 2:27-45, NKJV
stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea,
having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads
a blasphemous name. Now
the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like [the feet of] a bear, and his mouth like the mouth
of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And [I saw]
one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was
healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave
authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who [is] like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”And he
was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given
authority to continue for forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to
blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war
with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every
tribe, tongue, and nation. All
who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in
the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. (Revelation 13:1-9, NKJV)
“And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy”. “The woman was the whore, that part of Mystery Babylon which genders fornication and lukewarmness rather than faith and standing firm in the armor provided to us in the Word. This whore worked a great wonder in that she held in her hand a leash and on the end of the leash the wild beast. She led this beast forth out into the world of men, there, upon the earth were the souls of mankind set in array in their various nations. She led forth this beast which did trample the souls of men under its feet and tore them with its claws. This whore led this beast out as it were a full grown creature filled with the names and images of all blasphemy, created by the Lord to captivate and to trample and to crush and to destroy the inhabitants of the earth lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and believe in Jesus in their hearts and be converted. As such it was the will of the Lord to allow the dragon to give this power unto the beast to crush and to destroy men. It was the Lord ultimately that made this to happen even though it is hard to understand why the Lord would allow such to take place, it was nevertheless for wise ends, for the crushing and the tearing with claws by this beast could only take place on that which was perishing, upon that part of the world of men which must be removed, hence the display of this negative power. The whore represents the carnal mind of men, leading forth the nature of men which cannot produce any life and cannot produce or maintain any peace between themselves. The whore would look back now and then towards my eyesight and her complexion and her looks were hard; it was a hard working of iniquity which made this to be, however it was done by the permissive will of the Lord.”
For the hearts of this people have grown dull. [Their] ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with [their] eyes and hear with [their] ears, Lest they should understand with [their] hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ (Matthew 13:15, NKJV)
(I had a question also about why the whore led forth the beast on a leash rather than to ride upon it. I sought the Lord on this because of the care needed to confirm things again and again by His word. This was the answer I received. The entire bestial system is now in place over all in the earth and therefore the rate of this traverse has slowed down, even to the point of nearly stopping as the whole world has come under this power hence man has come into a completely backwards state replete with ungodliness and totally unholy. The whore has ridden this beast as far as she can.)
“At the breaking of a day this vision came which broke my heart and caused weeping and a great carefulness to rise in me, for these things are very humbling. As the sun rose I did see the image of splendor, the same man that was seen in the dream of Nebuchadnezzar whose height was great and the image fearful, as the sun rose so did the light rise upon this image. The head of gold, the shoulders, arms and chest of silver, the loins of brass, the legs of iron and the feet and the toes of part iron and part clay. To the left side of the beast was the formation of that which constituted all blasphemy, even a singular image of the wild beast found in Revelation 13. The progression of time was such that I saw as it were a halo around the image of the splendid man descend down first through the head of gold, then down through the shoulders, chest and arms of silver, the loins of brass, the legs of iron and the feet and toes of part iron and part clay. This halo of light would flow down the image encompassing it in a ring. As it progressed downwards two things would happen. The time frames for the ages and empires of men would rise and fall, the progression of the age past would proceed much further down the image as the halo of light would pass over it even as Daniel prophesied. As the halo of light proceeded down the splendid image, the wild beast to the side would grow in kind. The more the halo of light proceeded down the image, the more the beast would rise in stature and in strength until the halo at last came to the toes of this image. When it did, the wild beast was now fully formed and it stood as a terrible entity beside the splendid image. The splendid image and the beast were now equal in size and stature and the beast was now fully in the earth. I saw this to mean that prior to this time we are in, the beast was not fully here, the empowering by the Dragon was not yet at the full. The image was not yet traversed in the time frames allotted to it and the beast prior to this time was not fully now in the earth. But now, in our time, the Dragon has finished bringing down the beast into full measure in the world of men, the full stature and horrible features of this beast in our day is now fully here, there is no further addition to the beast, nor any further horror to be added to it. Also the time frames for the splendid image are now fully accomplished; there is no more time for the splendid image to stand. Both time frames, the splendid image and the beast, both are now complete; I say this again in prophecy, both are now complete. They are both now here completely. So then in my broken state I made inquiry before the Lord and sent up my petition before Him, even into the ears of the Ancient of Days. In asking this it was not by presumption on my part, but requesting understanding at His mouth and not by any reasoning of my mind. I inquired of the Lord “Lord, there are two beasts in your word, the tame beast and the wild one, why is it I only see the wild one?” The Lord answered, “These are the same to me.”
“The City Babylon with another city inside of it. There was as it were a double layer of cities. Babylon with its walls and its bulwarks, the inner buildings and streets and highways, and inside each and every brick was another brick, like each brick was made twice but one was inside the other. Brick by brick the city began to fall apart, brick by brick these fell down to the earth and the walls, the bulwarks, the inner buildings, the roads and the highways fell apart altogether, all of them collapsed into one heap of unusable rubble and nothing was left remaining. The taking apart of each brick, brick by brick was done by the invisible power of God’s judgment and the city and the city inside the city were not able to withstand this collapse. This is the collapse of the world’s systems in their entirety by the outer walls of the city. All of the governments of the world, all their economies, the global financial system, all peoples within the nations, each one was effected by this collapse. The inner wall collapse, that part which was a brick within a brick, this effected any and all who professed any type of a religious calling, who claimed they knew God, whether it was a Christian God or a Muslim god or a god of any other sort, it was a collapse of all things religious. Many times in the past I have seen such destruction in visions, but this time it was with urgency. This time it was a collapse that cannot be prevented, it is taking place in real time, the spirit of the Lord, even The Ancient of Days is doing this collapse, taking apart the inner and outer city brick by brick, by His spirit alone. Watch this happen as all around you the world system will deteriorate more and more until the entire structure is removed. This must be for the Lord has promised to bring His Kingdom to this earth. Jesus came in Pentecost, but now He must come in Tabernacles. For this to happen He must first remove that which was made of man’s own doing and the earth must be cleansed of it, and then shall this Kingdom come.”
The phenomenal events of our time have come to a culmination never before seen in world history. Those events are portrayed by the depiction of the beast and of the whore, both of which are now fully functioning in the world of men. Prior to this time there was only a percentage of these working in this world, only a small part was in operation. Progressively more and more over time the levels of iniquity in the world of men would increase and grow substantially. As each time frame in history passed ,more of this final culmination of iniquity would be present in the world until now, in our time, the full revelation and power of these negative forces are completely formed; surely nothing more is to be added to this. We have reached the height of full iniquity, the carnal mind of man is at the full, there has never been such a grand display of unbelief and ungodliness in the world as there is now in our very time. Everything is based on illusion and there is little reality or truth for an individual to cling to.
The beasts of Revelation 13 can be defined in many ways, but for me personally I see a wild beast and a tame beast as both being the carnal Adam nature in mankind, one in a wild state, one in religious effort. The whore in my understanding is this bestial nature of Adam controlled and empowered by carnality. No one is exempt from this happening within their own persons, but they that overcome are conquering this and have held it in subjection and at bay in relation to the mind of Christ in their souls. The revelation I hold to at this time is a great hope for the soon coming of Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles. And that hope is based on the revelation that the beast is now fully formed in the earth, there is no more of this bestial nature to rise, it is all here, all now in the world of men. The whore also leads or rides this beast out, carnality is at the full, the height of man’s rebellion against the Lord has come into full measure and we are now firmly entrenched in perilous times. This very revelation is that this evil is all here, no more to be added at a future date, no more to be disclosed to our understanding, it is here now for the culmination of this age prior to the coming of Christ. Through the epochs of time Christ did not come at the culminations of kingdoms or ages. He did not appear at the end of the Babylonian Empire, the Medo-Persian Empire, the Grecian Empire, the Roman Empire and now down through the ages all of the world powers since. But now the coming of Christ is reserved for this time for the entire expanse of the image seen with the head of gold and the feet and toes of part iron and part clay is done. The image has run its course; there are no new nations to be added to this. Nor is there any more any further revelation of wickedness, it is all here, all now and it is a complete revelation. The coming of Christ is proof of this ending of time, for He will come because all that was ordained for this world has now been completed, His working is readied to be revealed in His Kingdom, and His promise will now be seen. It is the time for the fulfillment of His tremendous promise.
Often in the writings I have done before I mentioned that world pressures, tribulations, wars, economies crashing, all of these things do not necessarily point to the coming of Christ. The thing that points to the coming of Christ was the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place as God saying I AM GOD. In the Ephod writings I’ve done I demonstrated how there is a false imitation of Christ in the world of men, in the circles of Christendom, in all the religious efforts of the masses, Christian or otherwise. Well we can add to that desolation individual the full measure of the beast and the whore. These also confirm to us that the coming of Christ is just that much closer. It can be argued that Christ came in Pentecost for He said that He would come again and receive us unto Himself, that where He is, we may be also. But Christ has not yet come in Tabernacles. His coming in Tabernacles is the coming of greatest importance for it will spell the end of man’s kingdoms and of our life of flesh and blood and will give unto us the glorification of our bodies, of immortality and corruption putting on immortality and incorruption. These things could not happen before this time for the course of human history had not yet gone all the way through Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the splendid man. The beast was not yet fully brought down to us by the power of the dragon. The whore was not yet fully revealed as man’s carnality and wicked works done by the minds of men. But now these things are completed. Now they are done, now it is the final hurdles needed to see the coming of Jesus take place in Tabernacles as promised.
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, [even] Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, NKJV) As you look around yourselves in this world dear Overcomers, you will now see this wrath openly displayed. The Lord has begun to take this world apart. His shakings will not stop, they will not end until all that can be shaken is shaken and only that which is of His righteous nature can remain. The tribulation in the world now will be because of destruction. It will be because the Lord is going to begin to take apart man’s technology, man’s industry, man’s inventiveness. All that man does carnally will now be seen shaken and pulled into bits, ground to powder by the Lord. All of man’s inventions will begin to seem rather foolish in front of this shaking process. The earth itself will suffer; the natural world will only be more polluted as man’s inventions deteriorate. Only that which the Lord needs to work His purposes will remain through the shakings, the rest will be collapsed.
Kenneth B Visscher