Tuesday, 13 January 2015
The spirit of harlotry is proud and hate-filled
The Proverbs 7 woman forces the fool to indulge in sexual immorality with her flattering speech: With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him (Proverbs 7:21). She is satisfied only when she causes others to sin. “For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death” (Proverbs 7:26:27). The Bible explicitly refers to an adulterous woman, and not anyone else, indicating that the adulterous woman is a particular type of person to be avoided at all costs. She is not to be associated with.
The whore of Babylon is the Proverbs 7 woman among other things. However, the scope of immorality as described in Revelation 17-18 extends beyond that described in Proverbs 7. She is not satisfied until she forces others to sin (Revelation 17:2, 4) epitomised by the sin of fornication; full of abominations (Revelation 17:2); wilfully and actively seeking not only to blaspheme God, but cause others to blaspheme Him (Revelation 17:3); murderous, satisfied only when the blood of all the righteous is shed (Revelation 17:6); and, possesses all earthly, sensual and demonic wisdom (Revelation 17:9).
The spirit of harlotry hates others, and seeks only to manipulate them for her own self-gratification. So great is this selfish desire of her that she is loves to degrade her body by committing fornication with others, to gratify herself.
The spirit of harlotry is prideful and full of hate. She is murderous. No wonder murder is often associated with the sexually immoral