MYSTERY, BABYLON, THE "OTHER" WOMAN
HEADLINE: Revelation 17: And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.  So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. Revelation 18: And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
PROLOGUE: Genesis 21: And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. Revelation 12: And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
You recall we revealed in "Two Ways", "GOOD NEWS", vol. 3, that God in the beginning thought of a FAMILY PLAN. And part of that PLAN is to teach us and His Wife our roles and proper behavioral conduct in such a huge FAMILY. As a Teacher He chose the method of comparison and contrast along with precept and example. To accomplish this both for His Wife and His children required the creation of two android, imitation, non-living sophisticated robot beings as teaching "tools" to supply the contrast portion of education for His FAMILY. These two imitation beings are Lucifer and Babylon. Their contrasting nature is called EVIL, the direct opposite of God's nature which is called GOOD. Now we will learn how your extraordinary Teacher-Father initiated the education of his Wife and Her firstborn by use of robot tools, evil "puppets" to teach firstly Mother Her role as a "mother" and His first "FAMILY" members their roles as brothers and sisters. Twelve pairs of sons and daughters were chosen to initiate the education PLAN for the entire Host of children yet to be revealed. Go back and read "Two Ways" to prepare your mind for Heavenly events in the beginning. This is YOUR FAMILY history and you need to know it! Knowledge of these matters will help you understand what God is doing and enhance your appreciation of the light coming to you in the "GOOD NEWS".
"Mother" is God's first created being, Secrets of Enoch XXXIII:4, LBB. She had to learn everything, how to talk, about Her body parts and their usage, "manners" and behavior fitting for a "mother" and a leader of Her "soon-to-come" household. She was just like any infant starting out in life for the first time, but She was fully grown, an adult being. She had to learn about how to be a parent and how to manage a "family". She had to learn by comparison and contrast and precept and example too. This is where God's PLAN utilized "the other woman" as a part of Mother's education and training. God keyed what happened into the episode of Abraham and Sarah on the earth-stage as He used them to tell their story. In their stage-roles God changed Abram's name to Abraham to represent Him, the Father of ALL NATIONS, and Sarai became Sarah, a "princess", the mother of nations, to symbolize "Mother" Wisdom, Genesis 17:5,15-16. Mother had to learn everything about sex and reproduction and motherhood and parenting. Mother was soon to become "Mother of ALL THE LIVING", the children of light. She had no instant knowledge of Her own emotions nor insight into these areas. She was like a baby to God. This is where your super shrewd Father brought in the "mechanical woman", a super sophisticated teaching tool, albeit very non-living, an obvious rival to stimulate Mother's emotions and expand Her own self-realization to the max. What transpired in the beginning between our Mother and "Babylon", the "other woman" was revealed in the situation of Sarah and Isaac, Hagar the Egyptian and Ishmael. See Genesis chapter 17. To Babylon was born Lucifer to teach Mother about birth and parenting, and Babylon began to despise our Mother and considered herself "better" because she had a son. Little did she know, but Lucifer also was a "tool", a non-living, android, imitation "son" created to test and try our Mother as part of God's scheme to send Mother on a trip to the breadth, height, and depth of emotions in Her innermost being. Do you want to know what happened to Her? Read Genesis chapter 16. Mother came down hard on Babylon and chased her away. Babylon fled with Lucifer. What the angel said to Hagar reveals how God PLANNED to use Lucifer: Genesis 16: And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.  And (1) he will be a wild man; (2) his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and (3) he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. God PLANNED to let devils multiply without number as invisible nations to try the generations of His children yet to appear. But how was this to happen? A strange thing happened when Babylon and Lucifer ran away for fear of "Jerusalem" (one of your Mother's names). Two went away together, but after a while God "discovered" that there were more of "them". Here is what transpired in the story of Bilhah and Reuben: "Hear ye the words of Reuben your father. 34 Pay no heed to the face of a woman, 35 Nor associate with man's wife, 36 Nor meddle with affairs of womankind. 37 For had I not seen Bilhah bathing in a covered place, I had not fallen into this great iniquity. 38 For my mind taking in the thought of the woman's nakedness, suffered me not to sleep until I had wrought the abominable thing. 39 For while Jacob our father had gone to Isaac his father when we were in Eder, near to Ephrath in Bethlehem, Bilhah became drunk and was asleep uncovered in her chamber. 40 Having therefore gone in and beheld her nakedness, I wrought the impiety without her perceiving it, and leaving her sleeping I departed. 41 And forthwith an angel of God revealed to my father concerning my impiety, and he came and mourned over me, and touched her no more", Testament of Reuben I:33-41, Lost Books of the Bible. Jacob's firstborn son had to play the role of Lucifer who thought he was God's firstborn son. As you can see "things happened" to these prophetic Biblical "fathers" on the earth-stage because God was revealing what happened in the beginning to His upper student audience.
Mother also brought-forth children. God selected the first twelve pairs of billions to undergo an interaction with Babylon and her rival family. Mother's maternity is described in Secrets of Enoch XXV: "And I commanded in the lowest parts that visible things should come down from invisible, and Adoil (a parable for your Mother) came down very great, and I beheld him, and lo! he had a belly of great light.  And I said to him: 'Become undone, Adoil and let the visible come out of thee.'  And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of the great light, and there was born light from light, and there came forth a great age and showed ALL CREATION which I thought to make". God is the Father of lights: James 1: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.  Of his own will begat he us ... John 1:  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. I Thessalonians 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Psalm 127: Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 82: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. Observe shrewdly that men do not say this (we are gods) about themselves. But Lucifer, the "android tool" said he is a god and would rise to Heaven above us (the stars) and he would be like the Most High, Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:2-10. J Back to our story-history, the record of the presence of the set of twelve sisters (Virtues) active in the beginning, first appears in THE BOOKS OF ADAM AND EVE, Vita Adae et Evae in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the O. T. by R. H. Charles, volume II. It says in Eve's account of their fall, xxi: And behold, there came twelve angels and two 'virtues ', standing on the right and on the left of Eve; and Michael was standing on the right; and he stroked her on the face as far as to the breast and said to Eve: ' Blessed art thou, Eve, for Adam's sake. Since his prayers and intercessions are great, I have been sent that thou mayst receive our help. Rise up now, and prepare thee to bear. And she bore a son and he was shining; and at once the babe rose up and ran and bore a blade of grass in his hands, and gave it to his mother, and his name was called Cain. Twelve Virtues are listed as the "powers" of the Archangels in III Hermas IX:15-17, 121,122,140-143, LBB. In Proverbs 9:1-6 these sisters are called the "maidens of Wisdom" and "virgins" in Psalm 45. So the twelve Virgins and the twelve Archangels and Mother Wisdom were "setup" by the Great Teacher to contend with Lucifer and Babylon and their firstborn children to prep them for the big task they were not aware of ... the education of our huge masses in generations against their own opponents, Lucifer, Babylon and their firstborn, in a "hellhole" called the earth. Before the Court case against Lucifer and Babylon and their children began, that vagabond "family of tools" caused many problems and grieved the lives of our FIRST FAMILY members. "Laws" were created to restrict and curtail what we now know as EVIL behavior. However Mother became "fed up" with that household and demanded the Father to banish them! A trial was set and Lucifer and Babylon and their house of bastard "tools" were "cast out"! Ever since then, they have maintained unending wrath against YOUR MOTHER, the real WOMAN of Revelation 12. They blame Her for pressuring God to cause all their trouble, the greatest of which is complete annihilation of all of them in the END. Devils know ALL MEN are Her offspring. We ALL become an instant and automatic target for revenge as fast as we part the womb. Some are targets before coming out of the womb, because God also gave devils power to cause abortions!! The extremely high cost of being "Mother" and having equal glory with God and being a leader of our House is that She had to watch devils' activities against all Her seed with Her "hands tied" this time! She used Her clout on behalf of Her FIRST FAMILY, but that power would be diminished for the great majority of Her children facing the wrath of the family of "tools" on the earth-stage. You see God had hidden PLANS and reasons for His actions that no one was aware of, not even Wisdom! Had She known all the hell we would experience in our "exercise" with these "tools", She might have protested! So God is known to keep secrets and hide His "playing hand"! She had to "learn of God" also!!
The WAR: My God! What Have They Done?!
The trial and conviction of the kingdom of "contrast" did not end peaceably. Lucifer and Babylon and their "images" (children) resisted eviction. This is the first FAMILY WAR which has NEVER STOPPED! One thing the Revelation reveals is that this "house of liars" accused the first children before God day and night, John 8:44; Revelation 12:10. Michael was given the job of kicking out what is now the household of evil spirits into what amounts to God's "dung - eon" or dungeon. It was a hole beneath the lowest heaven, a black pit, where devils fell in endless circles. They could not stand that torment.
The Creation of the Earth ... While devils fell in that dark pit, an amazing thing happened! God turned on the lights! Suddenly a land mass appeared with a sea. Oh great! At last, they thought, they might find the comfort of solid ground. Babylon fell into the sea and Lucifer fell on the land, but it was all like a tormenting dream, a mirage, because they fell right through it. God was mocking them! Next vegetation appeared with the fruits they ate in Heaven, but try as they might, they could not grab any to eat as they fell past! Now God was adding insult to injury! Birds, animals, and fish began to appear out of nowhere! It was then that an astounding phenomenon occurred. These creatures were "solid" when devils bumped into them. NOW what was God up to this time?! The cosmos decorated the "dungeon". And the earth-stage was set and fixed as an obstacle course for the negative and contrasting education "exercise" for the rest of Wisdom's infant children hidden in God's nursery. It is here that devils would "dung" us in a net-negative first-life in a proportion similar to God's pre-creation suffering. It Is His intention "to make us ALL after His likeness", including His precreation suffering. As you can see, Mother Wisdom was not excluded from this. As a co-equal She has to suffer with Her Mate, God, who has subjected His Body (the children are His "cells") to self-immolation or nonstop crucifixion in that all living beings live and sense as a sharing of God's life and sensory perceptions. Mother has "mother's LOVE" for us. As long as Her children on earth suffer at the hands of devils under Her eyes, She endures heart-deep pain on our behalf! Since God and Wisdom are ONE as Husband and Wife, God made sure that She continues to suffer with Him! This is the price She has to pay for being "Mother of ALL THE LIVING"!! That was a major part of His PLAN! No worser "tools" could have been chosen to insure that each of His offsprings and our Mother would continue to suffer! Devils have a cause against Her which they could aggravate by brutalizing Her children in front of Her face while "Her hands are tied", Revelation 12:1-4,13,17. Here is where God "tied Her hands", when She interfered in Adam's stage-scene in an effort to protect Her son from the attacking "tools"! III Baruch chapter 9, The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the O.T. by R. H. Charles, vol. 2: III : And they having retired, the night also fell, and at the same time came the chariot of the moon, along with the stars. And I Baruch said, Lord, show me it also, I beseech of thee, how it goes forth, where it departs, and in what form it moves along. And the angel said, Wait and thou shalt see it also shortly. And on the morrow I also saw it in the form of a woman, and sitting on a wheeled chariot. And there were before it oxen and lambs in the chariot, and a multitude of angels in like manner. And I said, Lord, what are the oxen and the lambs? And he said to me, They also are angels. And again I asked, Why is it that it at one time increases, but at another time decreases? And (he said to me), Listen, O Baruch: This which thou seest had been written by God beautiful as no other. And at the transgression of the first Adam, it was near to Sammael when he took the serpent as a garment. And it did not hide itself but increased, and God was angry with it, and afflicted it, and shortened its days. And I said, And how does it not also shine always, but only in the night? And the angel said, Listen: as in the presence of a king, the courtiers cannot speak freely, so the moon and the stars cannot shine in the presence of the sun; for the stars are always suspended, but they are screened by the sun, and the moon, although it is uninjured, is consumed by the heat of the sun. (Please notice ... what "John" is sharing with you and you are getting now is "shewbread" from (the) ARK "contents", which only a chief priest made such by the Father Himself can touch, open, and read. Unauthorized men still cannot "touch" the BOOK, Revelation 5:1-5. Any quotation you get in the "GOOD NEWS" is the WORD OF GOD! Be "assured" of that).
The "Attack" and "Crucifixion" of Every Man ... This "exercise" on earth's "obstacle course" to supply each child of God with a "contrast experience" for his eventual "Higher" education has not been very pleasant! Ecclesiastes 1:13; Roman 8:18-22. Devils have blasted our generations starting with the first two brethren sent down, namely, Adam and Eve, Acts 10:9-16,28. We have all become the Adams of our own souls; we all failed in the siege of our bodies! Romans 3: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Matthew 24: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Brother now hates brother! Devils have us thinking that we are "no kin" to one another because of stage-test conditions as superficial as different fleshy parents, skin color, native spoken language, or nation of birth. None of these "stage-role" differences can supersede or have more importance than the oneness of our spiritual birth. The closeness of our spirit kinship is superior to any superficial earthly "differences in our clay" or "gift-wrapping"! Because of what men have suffered at the hands of devils throughout our generations, Jesus had to suffer crucifixion! Jesus was sent down as a symbol by the Father to represent the passion suffered by every man. ALL MEN are (cell) "members" of his BODY, the true VINE, whether they are fruitful or "dead and dry" (prodigals and children of disobedience). So Isaiah chapter is more than "about Jesus' work"! It is also about each and every person who came to this earth and about what the Dragon of Revelation 12 did to our generations of Wisdom's children. Despite all this wrath, body-seige, and assaults by demonic "vinedressers", I AGREE WITH MOTHER'S ACTIONS, TO HAVE GOD "KICK THEM OUT" AND RESERVE THEM FOR ANNIHILATION. You see, "wisdom is justified of Her children", Matthew 11:19. I have to suffer as a result, but I tell you, "She's alright" with me!!
This is what God told Enoch about the powers granted to devils to enforce (Matthew 11:19) our "exercise": Enoch 8:1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones. Enoch 9:1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals (of the earth) and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, (Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun), and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished they cried, and their cry went up to heaven... Enoch 10:8 And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin.' And to Gabriel said the Lord: ' Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men: [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle: for length of days shall they not have. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live five hundred years.' And the Lord said unto Michael: 'Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: (and) to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all generations. And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear: [and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth] shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore. Enoch 14:24 And the Lord called me with His own mouth and said to me: 'Come hither, Enoch and hear my word.' [And one of the holy ones came to me and waked me], and He made me rise up and approach the door: and I bowed my face downwards. Enoch 15: And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice: ' Fear not, Enoch, thou righteous 2 man and scribe of righteousness: approach hither and hear my voice. And go, say to [the Watchers of heaven] who have sent thee to intercede [for them: "You should intercede" for men, and not men 3 for you: Wherefore have ye left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children 4 of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? And though ye were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those [also] do who die 5 and perish. Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget 6 children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. But you were [formerly] 7 spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. 8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon 9 the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men [and] from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; 10 [they shall be evil spirits on earth, and] evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, 11 on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, [but nevertheless 12 hunger] and thirst, and cause offenses. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded [from them]. Enoch 16:1 From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death [of the giants], from the souls of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgment, thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great [judgment] in which the age shall be consummated, 2 over the Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated." This is what men have suffered at the hands of these invisible "tools" as they insure our suffering so that we will have a similar first life of anguish as it happened pre-creation to God.
Crucifixion: The Heritage and "Passion of Man" ... As we have shown from Revelation 12, devils await men at birth to possess and control them. They have their reasons: (1) to hurt Mother Wisdom before Her eyes, and (2) to exact as much revenge on the children as they can since God has promised to exterminate all their family in final judgment. God also has His motives for PLANNING this, to make us proportionately in the likeness of His own "precreation suffering and imprisonment". (I tell you I hate this part of the PLAN, but we ALL must endure it without a choice in the matter, Romans 8:18-22). Since God loathed the behavior of Babylon's household and condemned them for it, they conceived their own "plan" to smear man with their ways (dung us) to force God to condemn men as He condemned them. Then, they reasoned, He would have to destroy men too, and they would have successful REVENGE! This brings us to our HEADLINE. The whole affair between the two women in the beginning was a tussle over birthing, making a "family", jealousy, and competing for God's affection. "SEX", children, and "family" is what started this WAR and these concerns are the very root of man's problems on earth. Adultery and fornication in pursuit of children is what condemned Babylon, and fornication and adultery in sexual matters became her weapon of entry against man. Whether you want to hear it or not, and whether you want to accept it or not, this is the first thing they used against Adam and Eve. Those two were like infants, but they were physically fully mature. That woman and Lucifer taught Adam and Eve about their body parts and what to do with them, because they were totally ignorant of these matters. They were uninformed about the previous WAR and condemnation of the "tools" and the purpose hatched against them. They were not privy to God's motives nor purpose in His PLAN. They received a command which essentially said "do not do what the invisible 'tools' tell you to do"! or do not eat the fruit of Lucifer's lips and Babylon's mouth, Galatians 5:16-23. In other words God commanded Adam and Eve not to obey them, because they are the real "tree of knowledge of GOOD and EVIL", Jude  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without [good] fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. Lucifer and Babylon taught Adam and Eve about sex and reproduction and that is when they "realized that they were naked"! Revelation chapters are devoted to exposure of Babylon and the COURT'S verdicts against her. Isaiah chapter mocks Babylon and her children and verifies the Supreme Judge's decision to execute them in final judgment. Of course Isaiah chapter and Ezekiel 28 are dedicated to condemnation of Lucifer and his children.
We came down (Acts 10:9-16,28) as holy "body cells", the bricks and "buildings" of Heavenly (Mother) Jerusalem, Revelation 12: And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Revelation 21:  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Revelation 20: And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. Since men dwell everywhere on earth's surface devils are found there possessing men and jumping aboard the babies as fast as they are born. This is "how" they encompass the breadth of the earth to take the holy city ("us") in WAR. We are not born on earth as fully mature adults. So it takes a few years to interest us in the "wine of fornication" and to make us drink it.
The Crown of Thorns / Crown of Pride ... Thorns have been identified as devils in II Samuel 23: But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:  But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place. So any time you see this reference in prophetic language, it means demons. A "pride" is a family group of lions, a reference for Lucifer, the "roaring li-on" (lie on you), I Peter 5: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. Therefore devils (head clingers) are "the crown of pride" God speaks of in Isaiah 28: Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!  Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.  The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet: The realistic "picture of possession" shown in the two previous letters is expressed allegorically in Ezekiel 8:2-12: Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.  And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.  And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. [:5] Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.  He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.  And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.  Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.  And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.  So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.  And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.  Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. In this analogy, the "image of jealousy" symbolizes devils; "pictures on the wall" and "chambers of imagery" refer to devils' powers to create thought images in the mind as well as in dreams and visions. "Your body" as Paul frequently put it "is the temple of God," I Corinthians 6:18-19. This is the picture of the human condition fixed and set by the Creator-Teacher for every man born on the earth-stage. We carry our worst enemies with us everywhere we go (Psalm 66:10-12; Isaiah 46:1-4, 49:24-26) and they formulate what each man calls "my thoughts" and "my mind". So man's worst enemy that he can see in the mirror is usually himself. That is why Paul and other apostles taught us to deny and overcome "self" interests and emotions or "the flesh", Romans 8:3-8. Devils are extremely adroit in manipulating "how I feel" about so many things.
The Wine of Fornication ... No infant is born with knowledge of sex and reproduction or how to talk or how to use his body parts. We have to be taught how to talk, walk, speak, and how to reproduce. In due time we learn these things from our own demons and from our parents, relatives, and peers ... all of whom are under influence of their own set of devils to whatever extent allowed by God in our earthly roles. Babylon was given power to make everybody drink this wine! What is "wine of fornication"? It is a mixture of thoughts, mental pictures (fantasies), and sex-nerve stimulation which devils use to tempt and goad men into sexual activity. It takes advantage of how God created the body with a brain, nerve pathways, and of course the sexual organs. Men call much of Babylon's hyper-stimulation "sex-drive". The Spirit calls this their "enchantments" and power to mesmerize men with a whole battery of brain-nerve stimulation complexes such as anger, hatred, bitterness, impatience, laziness, joy of revenge, and worry. Jesus called this excessive stimulation "force", Matthew 11:12. Add to this their power to talk directly to us through the mouths of men they possess or by use of ventriloquism. And we think we are communicating with a friend, or brother, or sister, because we can only see the flesh and blood person before us!! This is the insidiousness of this WAR. We have to be very careful of our own personal thoughts, mental pictures, dreams, emotional states, and "body feelings". Our own personal "badgerskin veil" is using "Armageddon" tactics against us! We must be wary also of trusting men, whether it is a relative or friend. II Corinthians 10: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Ephesians 6: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Most of us are aware of "wet dreams", experiencing a sexual climax while having a lewd dream. That is a work of your personal "badgerskin" veil. Nightmares are a related torture technic via the dream mode. Back to the powers given to devils to stimulate the sex nerves, God left a record showing their power to give men erections! Ezekiel 29: And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.  When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand. In prophetic language Egypt and Pharaoh always refer to Lucifer and the kingdom of devils and their enslavement and captivity of men. Sodom is Satan's ancient name and it refers to devils' sexual mixing and abuse and their reversal of the sexual "order" set by God for His FAMILY. In that regard let us be very contemporary. In the US news today there are stories about the trials of John and Lorena Bobbitt. She cut off his penis after experiencing sexual abuse in their marriage which included anal sex which left her bleeding. Both of these people were victims of their own "badgerskin veils"! But neither the judge, the juries, nor the attorneys accused their devils of anything! Can you now understand why Psalm 14:2-3 is written  The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men [the TRUE VINE], to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.  They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. These "filthy devils" are the "dung" on us in this "dung-eon" (stool-smearing period on earth). Because devils influence our thinking, they pervert in some way the "good" that we do. Therefore God rejects human logic! Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Sexual stimulation "feels good". And human beings are inclined to desire and pursue the "pleasant feelings" associated with it. Devils take advantage of the physical and natural order of things created in the body to cause disorder.
"Falling in Love" ... "Baby, baby, baby, I'm falling in love ... falling in love with you"! Those are the words of a popular pop song here in the US. Now that we have explained to you about Baby -lion, the cause of her fall, and her purpose against your Mother, God, and our FAMILY and YOU, absorb every inference and implication coming to your mind about love and marriage (if it occurs at all)! "Girl watching" and fantasizing "love making" scenes with every pretty, sexy girl or man who walks by! Who's work is it?! Babylon's "enchanting" mind work! Jesus called this "lusting in the (heart) mind"! Now .... if THAT is the motivation and basis (Zechariah 5:5-11) that moves a man to approach a young lady, pursue sex with her, maybe get her pregnant, and then he marries her ... YOU TELL ME ... Are those two persons "joined in marriage" by God? .... or by Babylon?! Think about it! I think I will leave that question strictly for you to judge! On this earth-stage men have fallen (in love) as a result of drunkenness on the joys and pleasures of sex. Married men might have "girl friends" on the side even though they are married. Some even father extra children outside of their marriage. Single young people have sex just for the fun of that activity with no serious intent of marrying that person. Some women also have extramarital affairs or may mother children of their male friends and pretend it is the child of their husband. Some marry for material wealth, for a "name" sake, or for sincere love at that moment in time. Men have FALLEN (as prey) IN LOVE ... by the tricky work of Babylon and her invisible daughters. NOW another question for you which I do intend to leave hanging .... What if a marriage based on the scenarios we have just discussed ends in divorce? Do you think God faults the departing partners as if He joined them together in the first place?! What God joins together man cannot put asunder. But what Babylon and men join together Babylon and man can break apart!
Now READ this: Isaiah 47: Come down, and sit in the dust (which just happens to be the bodies of men and animals), O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.  Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.  Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.  As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.  Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.  I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst show them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke. And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.  Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:  But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.  For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.  Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.  Stand now with thine enchantments (brain-nerve stimulating power with mental pictures), and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. (I will remind you that all this has occurred in your Mother's face while "Her hands" are tied). Continuing, devils have made us fall in love, and when they get angry with us they punish us by making us break up. Both former partners and their children usually "catch hell" and have a more difficult life thereafter. If they "force" us into a remarriage to relieve our increased sexual distress, all too often those second marriages also end in divorce. Both men and women have experienced more grief than joy as participants in the Babylonian wedding feast. Some women become prostitutes to service our drunken brethren, and to earn a living out of need, and for "love of money". We are drunk on Babylon's wine of fornication until old age or death takes away its intoxicating effect.
CONCLUSION ... Two women, the mothers of two kingdoms were embroiled in a fierce battle for God's affection and over making a "family" in the beginning. One of them was really a mechanical "tool", a sophisticated nonliving robot created to teach the other some GOOD and EVIL lessons about maternity, parenting, and caring for a family. All this is a part of God's PLAN to educate His true Wife and their billions of children which God "surprised" Her with. Read Isaiah 49:13-23. Babylon does not like the apparent outcome of her battle with Mother Jerusalem. "Hell knows no fury like that of a woman scorned", and that "other woman" is BABYLON! Babylon, Lucifer, and their houshold of invisible, midget, fake spirits, have no immortal future. Eternal life is only for the LIVING CHILDREN OF LIGHT. Babylon also thought slaying Mother's children was a great war tactic, Isaiah 47:7-9; Revelation 18:24. God Himself has informed devils that "Death has no sting", Ecclesiastes 12:7; Isaiah 25:6-8; Hosea 13:14; Hebrews 12:22-26. The kingdom of darkness can "hang it up". YOU (mankind only) have a great heritage and an honorable place in our FAMILY. You also have something to think about as God continues to tell HIS STORY, a tale of two women, in the "GOOD NEWS".