He wants to keep people blinded and in darkness.
The Devil is being exposed:
Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
“Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate. Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams. Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one.”
The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, Lord , at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
1 Corinthians 4:5
People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?
No-one is capable of taking on the whole world government system, except God.
It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.
And the Dragon has succeeded in this. He has conquered and deceived the entire earth. All tribes, people, languages and nations worship on Sunday.
Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.
The majority of Governments throughout the world follow The Vatican (Roman) system, dates, holidays and Laws.
Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
The Government and Democracy,
Governmental and Religious authority, through deception and force, has set up a system, to crush God’s people.
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
So we receive the Mark, by following the first beast with Sunday worship, and the second beast and her system, by indulging in what the world government promotes: Economy over people, Money, Power, Greed, Success, Prestige, Gain, Recognition, Self Gratification, Entitlement, Acknowledgement, Acceptance, and Titles.
We accept the Mark, by worshiping either of the 2 Beasts, in our thoughts/minds (on our foreheads) or by our actions/force (on our right hand).
Our right hand and foreheads should hold the place of God and Jesus and hold his seal (the Holy Spirit) We should be following him completely and not the beasts.
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.
Don’t follow the government’s system of authority, repression and slavery. The world and it’s delicacies. Pray against it. You must obey the government but you don’t have to accept it.
For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
The Rich getting Richer.
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “ ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’
They just funnel money to support themselves, while leaving everyone else to rot.
Here we are told by God in the Bible, to give back to her, what she has done to us. By refusing to indulge in her luxuries and boycotting materialism.
We have to bring down her authority and give it back to God.
Stop buying anything other than what is absolutely necessary for life. Be satisfied with what you have. Don’t borrow money. Don’t live beyond your means.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: “ ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!’ “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves. “They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendour have vanished, never to be recovered.’ The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn
God tells us clearly here, that we will win. We will bring down the governmental economic and monetary system that supports:
The Government, the Catholic Church, Corporations, Banks, the Wealthy 4%, Mining Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Corporations and the Stock Market.
The whole system comes crumbling down.
Victory in Christ.
Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: “ ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’ “Rejoice over her, you heavens! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you.”
Wealth and Riches, gone.
After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”