Revelation Lesson 22 Day 5 Victorious Lamb
12. Disunity among the enemies of God
In Rev 17:3, the great prostitute and the beast were in complete cooperation with each other.
In Rev 17:16, their alliance fell apart to the point that they hated each other.
When the 300 Israelites blew their rams’ horns, the Lord caused the warriors in the camp to fight against each other with their swords. Those who were not killed fled to places as far away as Beth-shittah near Zererah and to the border of Abel-meholah near Tabbath.
As soon as they started shouting and praising, God set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir as they were attacking Judah, and they all ended up dead. The Ammonites and Moabites mistakenly attacked those from Mount Seir and massacred them. Then, further confused, they went at each other, and all ended up killed.
Satan’s forces are never in true unity. Envy and jealousy are synonymous with Satan’s kingdom (James 3:16). That’s one big reason this coalition didn’t last. The destruction of this whorish system called Babylon the Great (Revelation 17:5) is given in Revelation 18.
God’s will was for this whorish woman to be destroyed, as revealed in Revelation 18:2. He accomplishes His will through these ten kings (Revelation 17:12). The destruction of Babylon the Great, which is detailed in Revelation 18, was all accomplished through these ten kings who were part of this beast.
What great city does this whore represent? It was one that ruled over the kings of the earth during John’s time, as can be seen by his statement that the sixth king was reigning at that time (see my note at Revelation 17:10). That obviously was Rome.
And this whore was a city that sat upon the seven hills where these seven kings reigned. Rome uniquely fits this description. Rome definitely had some of the mightiest rulers the world has ever seen, and it also has a religious system located there that has ruled over the great kings of the earth for nearly 2,000 years. Andrew Wommack’s Living Commentary
13. God’s sovereignty
God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes. They will agree to give their authority to the scarlet beast, and so the words of God will be fulfilled. vs 17 NLT
I didn’t come up with an example of disunity among God’s enemies. If you did, please post in the comments.
14. Victorious Lamb
Psalm 68:1-4 came to mind—
Rise up, O God, and scatter your enemies.
Let those who hate God run for their lives.
Blow them away like smoke.
Melt them like wax in a fire.
Let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
But let the godly rejoice.
Let them be glad in God’s presence.
Let them be filled with joy.
Sing praises to God and to his name!
Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.
His name is the Lord—
rejoice in his presence!