Sunday, August 31, 2014
Mark of the Beast – Part 22 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
When we were last together I asked you “how did Martin Luther define 666.” He lived to see the fulfillment of Revelation chapters 13 and 17 where a seven-headed beast is depicted. In his Bible, Luther drew a tiara on the woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, which says Vicarious Son of God. The seventh head – empire – was the Holy Roman Empire, the image of the beast according to Martin Luther.
We know that prophecy of scripture is understood in its fulfillment, so we should pay attention to the historical documentation left by Martin Luther. 666 = the sum total of human achievement. Martin Luther was a priest, who personally experienced the secrets of the Holy Roman Empire, and chose to expose their hypocrisy to the people, rather than continue to defraud them. Because of their worldwide prestige and dominance, nations feared the power and authority of the Holy Roman Empire, so the secret sins of the leadership were easily covered up. Luther blew off the cover.
Millions of people blindly followed the religious leadership of this empire without question — deceived by the outward appearance of righteousness – but many authors meticulously documented their immorality, sexual perversion, idolatry, drunken reveling, orgies, lying, stealing and covetousness. Those brave souls who declared the truth about the empire were excommunicated, imprisoned, tortured, or murdered.
The common folks of the 1000-year reign of the Holy Roman Empire – Dark Ages – had no access to the scriptures, preventing them from reading the truth about Jesus Christ and His free gift of salvation. The mass liturgy was recited in Latin, while the interpretation supplied by the prelates must be accepted as infallible, even though it was skewed by them. It is interesting to note that Latin is called the mystery language. The word Latin is derived from the word lateo meaning: lie hid.
The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues…and the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth…Rev. 17:15 & 17. Luther knew he was experiencing the fulfillment of the harlot, apostate leadership of the Holy Roman Empire, who rules over multitudes worldwide. The woman in this text symbolizes paganism – that great city of Rome, the pagan capitol of the Holy Roman Empire that reigns over kings of the earth.
I am so sorry that the modern church has chosen to ignore the historical documentation of hundreds of authors, who exposed the sins of this empire, otherwise we would understand how most of John’s revelations have already been fulfilled, such as, I saw a woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement…Rev. 17:6.
Since the woman symbolizes paganism, we know that the religious leadership of the Holy Roman Empire – harlot – represents paganism. So what does it mean to be drunk with the blood of the saints? The apostate religious leadership of the Holy Roman Empire was intoxicated with their own power and authority over the lives of all their subjects around the world – power to destroy the lives of any rebellious dissenters of the faith.
The unscrupulous acts of these religious leaders were persistently exposed by courageous Christians, hurling public accusations against them. These faithful followers of Jesus Christ were imprisoned, tortured, or burned at the stake. Millions of true Christians succumbed to the cruelty and murderous rampage of the harlot, who became drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus Christ.
…And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns…and on her forehead a name was written: Mystery Babylon the Great – the Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth…Rev. 17:3 & 5. Martin Luther personally saw the fulfillment of this scripture and revealed it in his historical writings. By doing so, he became the empires’ worst nightmare.
The forehead symbolizes our allegiance to the one we worship – Mark of the Beast or Mark of God (666). How did Martin Luther identify the blasphemous names on this woman’s forehead with the Holy Roman Empire? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question…