Passages such as this can be difficult to understand. What is helpful is to take the whole of scripture and let it speak. There is another place where wickedness is depicted as a woman. In John’s Revelation, there is a woman who is called the “Great Harlot.” She is a representative of Babylon and is drunk on the blood of Christian martyrs. In the end, God calls a remnant of people from within her to leave before she is judged. This woman, would seem to be the same woman here. She represents the sinful behaviors that cannot be among God’s chosen bride. They came to live among the Jews but are instead sealed and carried away to find their home among the outside nations. Their they will be enshrined and eventually ride the Beast of revelation into their own damnation. Removing her spirit from God’s people is a necessary part of making them holy and paving the way for the coming messiah. Prophecies can be hard to understand, but we can rest in the truth that they show God’s love for us.
Posted byJosh McGaryPosted inBible Thoughts, blogs, teaching, ZechariahTags:2022, bible, Bible Thoughts, prophecy, REVELATION, the great harlot, woman who rides the beast, Zechariah
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts