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from any typical liquors. Her drink of choice is the blood of the saints. She is wrapped in a harlot’s robes, and this inscription is scrawled across her forehead: “Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the land” (Revelation 17:5). She is wealthy, and she spends her wealth on precious stones and pearls, purple silks and exotic spices (18:11–13). An angel unravels the mystery of this woman’s identity. As it turns out, this scene is not about a woman at all. The woman symbolizes a city, “the great city that rules over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:18). But this city’s rule does not last forever. “In one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning, and famine, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her” (18:8).

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But what city could this woman possibly be? And when does she fall? Or could it be that she has already fallen? Here are three possibilities for the city symbolized by the woman on the beast:

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Rose Guide to End Times Prophecies - Selected Sample Pages  
Rose Guide to End Times Prophecies - Selected Sample Pages  

Selected Sample Pages from the NEW Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, Associate Professor, Southern Baptist Theolog...