In case there was any doubt who the woman on the beast is in Revelation – The EU would like to clear that up for you by putting it on their currency.
Many have speculated as two the identity of these two – I refer you to Mr. Baldy’s previous posts on the two beasts (1. the Beast Kingdom, 2. the Antichrist)
We know that the first beast has it’s mortal wound healed by the second beast.
I have heard many theories of who the woman on the Beast is – from the Catholic church to New York to certain other religions. I’d like to suggest another alternative – She represents the pinnacle of man’s attempts to believe he provides for himself without God – She is the world financial system. If you read Revelation 17 carefully – see how many times luxuries, and gold, and the greek pornea – which can mean sexual immorality or idolatry are mentioned. Who other than the kings over whom she ruled mourn her – the merchants who can no longer buy our sell their luxuries – because the kings of the earth have destroyed her by rejecting their commitments to repay their enormous debts to their creditors.
Now her tragedy will be celebrated on the EU currency – the currency that will be the first to rise from the ashes of financial collapse brought on by the refusal to honor their debt, the first to rise under the control of the second beast.
I could be wrong – but it’s something I think bears watching.