The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Revelation Chapters 17-18

The most frequently requested Christ in Prophecy television show episodes on Revelation have been pulled out of the vault and re-released!

Over the six episodes, Dr. David Reagan and guests Don McGee of Crown and Sickle Ministries and Dennis Pollock of Spirit of Grace Ministries go chapter by chapter through the book of Revelation, explaining that the book of Revelation isn’t difficult to understand, rather it is difficult to believe. But, if you will believe it for its plain sense meaning, you will understand it. For anyone who’s been born again and has the Holy Spirit residing within them, Revelation can become very clear.

We’ll continue on in our journey through the great book of Revelation, being introduced to a mysterious harlot who rides a scarlet beast in Revelation 17-18. Feel free to watch, listen, or read along by clicking one of the icons below.


Revelation Revealed: Chapter 17

[Read Chapter 17 in the NASB version via Biblegateway.]

Dr. Reagan: Chapter 17 introduces us to a vile scene of a great harlot riding a scarlet beast.

Women are often used in the Scriptures to symbolize religious systems, and that is the case here. This harlot represents the apostate and corrupt Church which will dominate the religious scene during the first half of the Tribulation. The Church will rally apostate Catholics and Protestants as well as practitioners of other religions to support the Antichrist and worship him as messiah.

The Harlot is described as being drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus, because she will persecute all true believers who refuse to cooperate with her.

Notice that the harlot is portrayed as riding on the back of the Antichrist. This symbolism indicates that the Church has become a nuisance. The Antichrist has used her to help consolidate his world kingdom, but now she has become enamored with power and so the Antichrist turns on her and destroys her. He replaces her with his new one world religion that is headed up by the False Prophet.

Revelation Revealed: Chapter 18

[Read Chapter 18 in the NASB version via Biblegateway.]

Dr. Reagan: Chapter 18 depicts the destruction of the political, economic, and social systems of the Antichrist kingdoms. The destruction is swift, total, occurring in one hour of one day.

But again, before the destruction falls, God in His tender mercy sends another angel to warn. The angel announces the impending doom of the kingdom and implores people to “come out.” We are told that the sins of the kingdom have piled up as high as heaven and God is ready to remember her iniquities.

As the Antichrist’s capital city and kingdom are quickly destroyed by God with pestilence, famine, and fire; the political leaders, merchants, cargo handlers of the world weep and mourn in despair because of the wealth that is laid to waste.

In the next part on this series on Revelation, we’ll witness Heaven rejoicing, a marriage, and the victorious coming of the King in Revelation 19.


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Dr. Nathan E. Jones

As the Internet Evangelist at Lamb & Lion Ministries, Nathan reaches out to the over 4.5 billion people accessible over the Internet with the Good News of Jesus Christ. He also co-hosts the ministry's television program Christ in Prophecy and podcast The Truth Will Set You Free.

7 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Nathan,
    Just a 'heads-up for stuff @ prophecyupdate.

    …DrNofog said…
    Check with Nathan @
    I don't recall them ever getting hit with all this, maybe he has a code trap,… or he sleeps with one eye open 24/7 [which would account for "some" of his ramblings…]
    June 13, 2010 7:17 PM

    …DrNofog said…
    Yes, I was referring to posted comments that appear as a single string of dots ……………….. where my link of dots will take you to this comment by alias poster "SeymourZ_Reger嘉容"…

    DO NOT click on any of his dots!!!

    Rather, if you click on "View", then "Page source", then in the Edit menu, search his name "Seymour" and you will see that each and every one of his dots like this ''>.<'', [after the ''rel=''nofollow'' command], is preceded by a link to a porn site. I was axing if there is code that could be written to search and delete a comment whenever it finds ''>.<'' ?

    The other one is here.

    I'm sorry EI.
    It must've been the other "Expected Imminently" who posted all those strange little squares here
    June 13, 2010 7:17 PM

  • God wants us to know, sent a angel and talked with him. How the Lord is trying to talk to us today, but all to often God gets a big; TALK TO THE HAND gesture. Its amazing how the world and lets be honest many in the church and its leaders just refuse to hear the importance of God's prophetic word. Yet God still continues to send those to talk, one day, I believe sooner than later; the talking will stop, and God will then begin to YELL!!! people need to listen now while there is still time. A great study Nathan

  • Just this week… tornados in Ohio, freak flooding in Arkansas, earthquake in California, oil spill killing the gulf industry and wildlife. Is it me or is God trying to say something he wants us to hear?

    Glad you're enjoying it, Dennis!

  • Nathan,
    Just cross-posting a question for you…

    Comment moderation has been enabled

    It's a shame that comment moderation has to chunk into your time now as well as delaying our post and that's why I was wondering if you talked with Nathan about any code traps as he doesn't seem to be having that problem.

    Maybe he's just been lucky so far…

    'lucky'… Haaaaahaaahaaaha!!!

  • DrNofog
    Just to back you in your efforts to prevent any more of the same ">.<"…

    In case none are aware, the Oriental Gentleman is peddling his pornographic wares.

  • BTW, EI,

    I popped all those strange little squares into one of those translator pages to see how what you sent would come out and…
    I was duly impressed!
    I put my face in my hands and shook my head totally bewildered…
    Musta landed on one of those cheap Chinese knock-off translation pages… Read like a bureaucrat from the People's Republik of China was acting as an intermediary translator after it cleared the Iranian embassy.

    I'm sure it came out much better on the MI5 device you were using…

  • DrNofog
    Actually our aerials on the blink due to volcanic dust solidifying on the terminal intraconnective transition switch! For all I know it was a recipe for grilled locust and black bean shwing shwong shee? Whatever, it kept winging the wong # -.

    SEE! ya see what I mean? Such troubles EI’s having ta put up wi.


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