Woman on the Beast has no Blue
Blue is missing. Why?
The mystery woman is described in her appearance
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.
Her city is described also in terms of commerce:
The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
City of woman again described in colors and fine linen:
And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
In conclusion, the woman is represented by 3 colors: purple, scarlet, and gold, with fine linen and precious stones.
If the woman’s appearance (purple, scarlet and gold) is compared to what the ancient Hebrew high priest wore, the tabernacle and the gate to the tabernacle, one can see a similarity.
There is a difference also.
The color blue is included in the garments for the tabernacle and the gate.
(1) The gate into the tabernacle itself had 3 colors, made of fine linen.
The gate (sha’ ar) was also of 3 main colors – also called the “way:”
Exd 38:18 And the hanging for the gate of the court [was] needlework, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits [was] the length, and the height in the breadth [was] five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.
Recall that Jesus also called himself “the way:”
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(2) The High Priest wore 3 unique vestments (Exodus 28):
(1) the ephod ,
(2) the breastplate, and
(3) the me’il (the robe).
Purposes given – to remember Israel (in mind), keep Israel in his heart, and to announce the completion of his duty.
With regard to the ephod it states: “Place the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as remembrance stones for the children of Israel; Aharon shall carry their names on his two shoulders before G-d as a remembrance.”
At the conclusion of the command of the breastplate the it states: “Aharon will thus carry the names of the children of Israel on the decision breastplate over his heart when he enters the Sanctuary; it shall be a constant remembrance before G-d.”
Concerning the robe it states: “Aharon shall wear it when he performs the service; the sound [of the bells] shall be heard when he enters the Sanctuary before G-d, and when he leaves….”
(3) Garments of high priest – 4 colors (not 3 like the woman) and fine linen
And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy [place], and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.
And he made the ephod [of] gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
The robe of the ephod was also blue
And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all [of] blue.
The pomegranates were also blue, purple, and scarlet, with bells of gold
And [beneath] upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates [of] blue, and [of] purple, and [of] scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:
And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goes in unto the holy [place] before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
(4) Precious stones
Regarding precious stones on the woman, the exact ones and number of them is not mentioned, only that they are present.
However, comparing tot ancient descriptions of the holy and unholy, we can also see a difference.
The ephod had 12 precious stones:
The stones on the true Ephod are found in Exodus 28:17-21.
Here are the stones as they are listed there.
Row #1: Sardius, Topaz, Carbuncle
Row #2: Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond
Row #3: Ligure, Agate, Amethyst
Row #4: Beryl, Onyx, Jasper
However, the counterfeit priest – Lucifer – has an incomplete set- only 9:
Ezekiel 28:13 describes the stones that the Ephod of Lucifer has and 3 are missing.
There is NO pattern to the laying out of the stones as to Row’s.
They are simply described.
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created.
Lucifer has 9 of the 12 stones – the Sardius, Topaz, Diamond, Beryl, Onyx, Jasper, Sapphire, Emerald, Carbuncle laid IN GOLD – a false divinity, a false religion.
Lucifer lacks the Ligure, Agate, and the Amethyst.
Blue is missing from the woman
So, the garments of the high priest include purple, scarlet, and blue, but blue is notably absent in the description of the woman of Revelation 17:
Rev 17:4 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:
The Bible even tells us the spiritual meaning of the color blue – obedience to God’s commandments:
Num 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribbon of blue:
Num 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
Deu 22:12 Thou shall make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith you covers thyself.
The fringes, or borders, of the prayer garment, which contain the blue thread, also represent the Messiah, the healer:
Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
The Hebrew word for “wings” is kanaph:
1) wing, extremity, edge, winged, border, corner, shirt
1) skirt, corner (of garment)
Meaning of the 4 colors and the 4 gospels
Blue – Son of God – Messiah (John)
Purple – King (Matthew)
Red/ Scarlet – Savior (Luke)
Gold – holiness unto the Lord, perfect Son of Man (Mark)
Why woman is missing the blue
The woman is a false, or incomplete, religion.
It presents itself as from God (divine), and having the authority of a king and even a “savior,” but it sheds blood, rather than being covered by it, in Jesus name.
It presents an incomplete ephod (precious stones) to the world.
It denies that Jesus is the son of God, and Messiah, thus denying the power of God.
It disobeys God and his commandments. It is lacking in its duty to God.
It does not keep Israel in remembrance as it comes before the Lord.
Blue is the universal symbol of heaven and the sea, calmness, peace. Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed.
But, whatever interpretation is assigned to the color, the woman is still missing something in the complete “wardrobe” of God.
She may appear righteous, and have power, but she lacks Jesus, so lacks the “way” to heaven.
She is an incomplete “priest.”
Remember the tabernacle gate to the presence of God also had blue, purple and red.
Unless the gate is complete, or you have the right gate, one cannot enter the tabernacle.
Unless we have Jesus, son of God, as savior, we cannot enter heaven, and come before the Father.
Jesus is the only “way.”