Revelation 17:6b–14 (ESV)
The Great Prostitute and the Beast
6bWhen I saw her, I marveled greatly. 7But 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. 8The 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. 9This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated;
10they 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. 11As for the beast
that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to destruction. 12And 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. 13These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. 14They 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.”
The woman is not for God, but against God. She is an imposter. Verse 13 & 14 show the woman’s (the great prostitute) true colors. 13These are of one mind,
and they hand over their power and authority to the beast. 14They 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.” But notice who will conquer who! The “Lamb” will conquer them. Jesus Christ is the Lord of Lords and King of kings!
pray: O Lord, Satan is the father of all lies and is the great deceiver. Help me to keep my eyes focused on you and your saving Word. Amen.