The Beast Rider – Part One

As we move ever deeper into the Last Days, the identity of the major players mentioned in the prophecies of these Last Days become ever more important. The world is going to suffer at the hands of those players, and we want to be ready when they come on the scene.

(Click HERE for Part 2)

Our natural focus is The Beast and the Antichrist. And, I’ve talked about who and what they are. But, there is one entity that I haven’t given that much attention to:

The Beast Rider

This is the Great Whore that rides the Beast. And, we aren’t really sure who she is.


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The Beast Rider – Part One

The issue of who is the rider of the The Beast of Revelation has arisen, again. On Friday, Rick Wiles told his audience that he was ‘leaving Babylon’ – the United States. And, he interviewed a friend that I and my family have known for more than thirty years – John Price.

John and his wife Cathy have been on the sharp end of trying to fix what’s wrong with America. I have a tremendous amount of respect for them both, especially since they have been so faithful in responding to God’s commands.

So, when someone like John says that time is up for the US… well …you need to pay attention.

In 1979, John wrote a book called:

America at the Crossroads

Unfortunately, America didn’t listen and chose the wrong road, so thirty years later John wrote:

The End of America

I wrote a review of the book two years ago, and I highly recommend that you read his book. John has gone on to write three more books, and – although I haven’t had a chance to read them – I am sure that they are worth buying and reading. You can find his books here:

John came to the conclusion that America is Babylon, one of the names of the woman who rides the Beast in Revelation 17. Once he realized that, he followed the Lord’s command to come out of her, by moving to Costa Rica.

That command is here:

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.Revelation 18:4-5

If you believe that America is Babylon, then you too must follow John’s example and leave, if you can.

I have been telling people for years to leave the United States, but not necessarily because she is the Beast Rider. I reasoned that my message to leave the United States wouldn’t change no matter how I interpreted Revelation 17, so I didn’t bother to get out my magnifying glass and take a closer look at the identity of this Beast Rider.

But, maybe it IS time to look more closely. If America IS the Beast Rider, then I must reinforce my call to leave the United States with God’s command to His people from Revelation.

So, over the next few days, I will be taking a passage-by-passage look at the Beast Rider and hopefully give you some way to help you decide who she is, and what you must do in response.

And, if you think that my mind is made up on the issue, think again. This series might be as much for me, as it might be for you.

Lord willing, I’ll give you part two, tomorrow.

I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. There’s not much time left.)

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3


If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.


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42 thoughts on “The Beast Rider – Part One”

  1. Most Americans cannot come close to having the funds needed to leave America and many believe as myself that it is worth fighting for. I don’t blame anyone for leaving but it is too great a nation to give up on in my opinion.

    • Hi James Stamulis,

      But, if God is telling you to leave, it doesn’t matter how great a nation is.

      Obedience to God is more important than a nation – especially one as sinful as America.

      Thank you, James.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

      • Bada Bing, Bada Boom!

        G-d calls her “The Arrogant One” (Jer 50:31-32)!!!
        “Proud”, “Haughty”, “Self-Absorbed” —- A “Great Nation” (Least, she thinks so”) —– “The QUEEN OF KINGDOMS”!!!

        Yea, She’s “Too great a nation”!
        Sex, Drugs and Elvis Presley!
        Don’t want to deal with a baby?! 150 Buck’s! No problem?!!!
        Woodstock, Boos, Party at the Beach?!!!
        3’000’000 in Prison, millions raped/molested?!

        Half-Million Dollar House?! TWO SUV’s?!
        Yep! She’s GREAT! Who want’s to lose all that?!

        G-d didn’t care about Moses’, Isaiah’s, Job’s, Jeremiah’s, Ezekiels, etc.. opinions – what makes ya thunk you’re more righteous than they?!!!

        P.S. Only said to make the point?!!! Best PRAY 4 a way outta BABYLON!!!


        Blessings and May G-d have Mercy?!!!

  2. Hello,

    Ive been reading your blog for the last few months and have gleaned and been edified by a lot of your info.

    I read John Prices book End Of America after my husband read it himself a couple of years ago. We too thought the USA was Babylon. However after watching many conferences or services where Walid Shoebat was visiting at various churches, my mind began to change. His insight into the whole Middle Eastern point of reference when looking at scripture and trying to discern what, who and where is amazing and eye opening. I think that saying the USA is Babylon reaches too much into relating things about the USA that really aren’t being said and also don’t really make sense. I’m not fantastic at recalling everything so I couldn’t spew them back to you. All I can say is that hearing him identify the lands and people mentioned in OT and NT and Revelation makes it pretty impossible for the USA to be Babylon.

    Seeing your research in your writings I’m sure you’ve watched many of Mr. Shoebat’s speeches on youtube. So I guess I’m curious as to why you would dismiss his explanation? Maybe however, since I am new you have discussed it and I am uniformed of your position regarding him?

    • Saudi (Mr. Shoebats BABYLON) is not the “Hammer of the Whole Earth” (Never has been, never will be).
      Saudi is not “The Queen of Kingdoms (Tender and Delicate)”
      Saudi is not home to “The WORLDS GREAT (Rockefeller, Gates, Dell, etc.) Men” (Just google: Worlds Greatest Men/Greatest Men that ever lived, etc….)- you won’t return a list of Saudi’s.
      No-Body wants a Saudi Green Card.
      Saudi hasn’t “Led the WHOLE WORLD ASTRAY” (Divorce, Abortion, Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll, etc. – you can’t even find ONE Saudi Porn Site that is really in Saudi.)

      That’s just a brief list.

  3. Hi John,

    I think it’s more likely that Israel is the Harlot:

    Jer 2:20, Jer 3:1-8, Eze 16:15-35, Hos 4:15

    and the United States is the Beast…more likely the U.S. is only part of the beast.

    However, I look forward to reading the rest of your blogs on the subject.

      • Hi John,

        I agree that the Great Harlot is a City…Therefore, we can narrow the field down quite a bit:

        Rome? Washington D.C.? Mecca? Jerusalem?

        Mat 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
        Mat 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
        Mat 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
        Mat 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
        Mat 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
        Mat 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
        Mat 23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

        One more verse seals the deal:

        Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

        The Book of Revelation is “revealing” Jesus Christ and how he sees things…in the spirit.

        • Hi Michael Haller,

          I’m afraid that I must disagree with your ‘sealed deal’.

          Jerusalem has not been a power in the world for more than two thousand years. And, she is not a power, even now.

          Furthermore, God said ‘Sodom and Egypt’, not Babylon. And, that will be during the time of the reign of the Antichrist.

          Please understand that I’ve lived in Jerusalem and am intimately familiar with the place and it’s history. There can be NO comparison between Jerusalem and The Great Whore.

          Again, please remember that God promised that He would save the Jews and bring them into a covenant relationship with Himself, BEFORE the coming of the Antichrist. If you need more on this, just go here:

          Thank you, Michael.

          Yours in Christ,

          John Little

  4. Dear Brother John, I want to thank you for your daily blog. It has helped confirm In my mind conclusions and understandings I have been gleening from scripture over the past several years. I was raised in a pre-trib dispensational Baptist church. I even attended a Bible College with a similar theological bent. Since my college days ended 35 years ago I have been moved to study the scriptures for myself, motivated by Jesus clear command in Matt 24 to “not be deceived”. It struck me that he gave this command to his disciples first, before any of the following discourse on the end times. As I have read, studied, prayed and talked with fellow believers over the last 3 plus decades, it has become obvious to me that America will likely be the world power of the last days that spawns the antichrist and will incur God’s severe judgement as well. One problem exists for me and many other believers like me. We are not in a position to “get out of dodge” so-to-speak. I care for an elderly father who can’t be moved and we are not financially able to leave. We have made preparations as best we can, but God only knows if they will be sufficient. What advice would you give to other brothers/sisters in my position. I am trusting God to provide for my needs, but it is hard to keep frustration and despair at bay in light of what may soon be upon us. Your Brother in Christ, Kevin

    • Hi Kevin Brown,

      First of all, God bless you for fulfilling one of the great responsibilities that we have: to our family. You will be blessed by God for this.

      One of the biggest things that you can do is get in touch with others that feel like you do. THEY will be your biggest help. Here’s a first step:

      Start there. But, don’t END there. Always be reaching out. You will not survive without community.

      But, since you are just a little older than myself, please know that few of us will die of old age. And, even fewer will survive to reach the rapture.

      Fix it in your heart that this is okay. Just make sure that you die with your boots on. I’ll certainly have mine on, when they get to me.

      Kevin, God bless you brother. We were chosen for such a time as this.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

    • You have so moved me to an answer JL’s been itching for, Kevin!!!
      One morning a year/&half ago I was startled from a COMA-LIKE Sleep (Meaning a TRAIN Could Run Over my FACE on a NORMAL SLEEP Night and I’d not know til someone mentioned my mis-shaped head in the morning – yet this wasn’t a NORMAL sleep night, I was EXTRA-DEEP-SLEEPING) —-
      “DAVID-LISA LEAVE!!!!”
      Me: “What-thu?! Hunh?! Daddy?! Who said that?!”
      I giggled (Stil lil freaked) and went back to sleep!
      I “Might?!” have thought about it briefly the next morning but only really recall it hitting me a week later – as I walked out the door (Prob. for my morning/wake-up smoke [Cig. – NOT WEED]) and just thought “DAVID-LISA LEAVE?!!!” “What?!” “Where?!” — This as I’m lighting up and a beginning glance towards the sky!!!!

      “Yes, Sir!!! Thank ya, Lord!!!”

      (DUE-NORTH from my house, in the event of Firey Judgement/Nuclear Holocaust don’t sound good to me!!! DUE-NORTH from my house is Wash. D.C., NEW YORK – ie. the heart of Babylon/Ground-Zero.1)!!!
      DUE-NORTH?! Father G-d?! Jesus?!!!

      NEARLY, IF NOT EXACTLY THE VERY NEXT writting I read was of some guy in/from Florida relating a dream/vision he’d had concerning the coming Nuclear Destruction of Babylon!!! In his vision he saw himself leaving (Fla.?) driving “DUE-NORTH” on I-95 through Ga.
      He found that part “CONFUSING” because as he put it – “Lord, but Wash. D.C. and New York, ie. Ground-Zero 2.0 is DUE-NORTH?!!!”
      He also noted the typical Babylonian Traffic Train (ie. Traffic Jam) from Bumper-2-Bumper Vehicles in the South-Bound Lanes of I-95 as he cried-out to himself, “No, people!!! We have to go NORTH!!! G-d said NORTH!!!”

      He also noted from this Vision that HE was the ONLY car (As far as he could see) going North!!!

      He must have been several hours behind me (And my sister – least I meet someone else named Lisa between now and then?!) in his vision? Because it ended while heading North on 95 through Ga.
      The state I’ll be leaving when I know it’s time to “Go North”.
      And call me eccentric, CRAZY and/or Delusional Socio/Psychopath — but I could walk out of my home, drive the 2 miles to the North-Bound On-Ramp of I-95 and see MUSHROOM CLOUDS hanging low over South Carolina?!!! I’ll role up my windows, take a deep breath, may-be rap a dish-rag aroun my face and drive right into that mug!!!

      I believe my G-d told me to go DUE-NORTH!!!


      Wrote that last line! Stepped out for a morning smoke.
      Plane taking off from Savannah, Intl., South Bound Runway, fly’s up (Climbing) turning, turning, turning – level’s out North-West!!!

      “No!!! He’s not going to do it?!”
      Sure nough!!! Banks – re-level’s DUE-NORTH!!!

      Now, that may seem trivial/inconsequential?! But near EVERY plane that I have ever seen take-off from Savannah, Intl. heads DUE-WEST to Hot-Lanta (Atlanta) for connecting Flights! (1 Hr. Flight)!

      Most Importantly and the true Moral-of-the-Story! I AM NOT telling/advising anyone to go North. I wouldn’t want anyone MISTAKINGLY thinking that was my point to my revelation. I only shared that that people seek G-DS Guidance and direction. If G-d is with you! Then He is with you and will provide the way!
      I don’t pretend to presume I’m special and that “He’s sending me North to SAVE me!!!”.
      On the contrair — He might be making sure I don’t get missed (By the Rockets?!).
      I’m jus’say’n – take the road-less-traveled!


      • Hi Jus’Say’n,

        YUP. I’ve been bugging you for an answer, and it’s good to see that you’ve finally given me one. So, I’ll let off and bug you about something else.

        And yes, THAT is an awesome answer. It isn’t an answer that I would give to most people, but I believe that it is the right one for you.

        I love hearing that people are truly following the Lord’s direction. As I said to Kevin, few of us will die of old age, and I’d rather die serving the Lord.

        Keep up the good work, JS!

        Yours in Christ,

        John Little

  5. Hi, John.

    Dumitru Duduman (a purported prophet sent to America by the LORD, passed in 1997) first said in 1984 that America was Mystery Babylon. The following is copied from Hand of Help Ministries webpage:


    Why did God name America Mystery Babylon?

    “Tell them, because all the nations of the world immigrated to America with their own gods and were not stopped. Encouraged by the freedom here, the wickedness began to increase. Later on, even though America was established as a Christian nation, the American people began to follow the strange gods that the immigrants had brought in, and also turned their backs on the God who had built and prospered this country.”

    Excepted from:
    Dreams and Visions From God
    Copyright © 1994, 1996, 2000

    Honestly, I don’t know if Dumitru was a genuine prophet sent by the LORD. Many seem to believe he was. He was sent to the U.S. from Romania. He didn’t speak English, he had no job, no where to live, and his circumstances were extraordinarily difficult. He cried a lot because he did not want to be in America, and wanted to return to Romania, the country of his birth.
    All these things would suggest he came to America at the prompting of someone much greater than he, but that in itself is no confirmation of his status as prophet. Time will indicate whether the words he spoke were genuinely from the LORD.

    For what it’s worth.

  6. I agree America is mystery Babylon and Revelation 17-18 and Jeremiah 50-51 apply to it. I fully expect the Henry Gruver and Dumitru Dudumon prophecies to come true in the next few years. My wife and I love traveling and I have lived overseas before, but strangely we both strongly sense the Lord saying to STAY PUT for the time being. That’s the message we’re getting anyway. So I’m counting on a miraculous evacuation, like the “two wings of a great eagle” in Revelation 12.

  7. John:There is no doubt in my mind that the usaa is Mystery babylon,in all do respect to Chris White.In recently traveling to east asia you can’t help but notice America’s footprint whether in Korea,Philipines,Japan,everywhere her wings are spread.The biggest question though is that when the A/C makes his appearance,he will institute digital money so no one can buy, sell,trade without his acceptence .In any event look forward to your series and will also study to show myself approved..

  8. Identifying “Babylon the Great
    THE book of Revelation contains expressions that are not to be understood literally. (Revelation 1:1) For example, it mentions a woman with the name “Babylon the Great” written on her forehead. This woman is said to be sitting on “crowds and nations.” (Revelation 17:1, 5, 15) Since no literal woman could do this, Babylon the Great must be symbolic. So, what does this symbolic harlot represent?

    At Revelation 17:18, the same figurative woman is described as “the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.” The term “city” indicates an organized group of people. Since this “great city” has control over “the kings of the earth,” the woman named Babylon the Great must be an influential organization that is international in scope. It can rightly be called a world empire. What kind of empire? A religious one. Notice how some related passages in the book of Revelation lead us to this conclusion.

    An empire can be political, commercial, or religious. The woman named Babylon the Great is not a political empire because God’s Word states that “the kings of the earth,” or the political elements of this world, “committed fornication” with her. Her fornication refers to the alliances she has made with the rulers of this earth and explains why she is called “the great harlot.”—Revelation 17:1, 2; James 4:4.

    Babylon the Great cannot be a commercial empire because the “merchants of the earth,” representing the commercial elements, will be mourning her at the time of her destruction. In fact, both kings and merchants are described as looking at Babylon the Great from “a distance.” (Revelation 18:3, 9, 10, 15-17) Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that Babylon the Great is, not a political or a commercial empire, but a religious one.

    The religious identity of Babylon the Great is further confirmed by the statement that she misleads all the nations by means of her “spiritistic practice.” (Revelation 18:23) Since all forms of spiritism are religious and demon-inspired, it is not surprising that the Bible calls Babylon the Great “a dwelling place of demons.” (Revelation 18:2; Deuteronomy 18:10-12) This empire is also described as being actively opposed to true religion, persecuting “prophets” and “holy ones.” (Revelation 18:24) In fact, Babylon the Great has such deep hatred for true religion that she violently persecutes and even murders “the witnesses of Jesus.” (Revelation 17:6) Hence, this woman named Babylon the Great clearly represents the world empire of false religion, which includes all religions that stand in opposition to Jehovah God.

  9. Thank you brother. I pray God is willing. We have been called to remain and warn, so that is what we are doing. We may be laying down our lives here, but what better way than to lay down our lives for the One who died that we would live? But ALL who have not been commanded by God to remain must flee!

    It is sadly interesting that the exact same reason many Israelites remained in Babylon of old is keeping Christians here – the love of money and the physical comforts it brings. If only they could see what’s coming, perhaps they would repent of this idolatry and avoid its most terrible consequences!

  10. Hello John, Good to see you have an open mind. No need to start your enquiry on the major players from scratch – many other seasoned bible scholars have done much ground work already but you need the Key of knowledge to decide between all the different opinions and interpretations, otherwise you will never get to know the fullness and purity of truth, with no error mixed in. Unleavened bread is very hard to find. shalom mike

  11. IF any examine statements from foreign world rulers/leaders over the last several years they’d notice a growing trend of anger even running near to hatreds of the US in the statements.
    Then do the same examination of trends and disposition towards the RCC and see that rulers (not the populace but rulers/horns, as rev 17:16 is rulers not regular folk) aren’t expressing angers towards her, in fact many of her’s are seated and being seated in very high positions of power in the world, which shows more favor towards her then hatreds.
    It seems like a trend that might fulfill in rev 17:16..the 10 horns/kings shall hate the whore..
    They just don’t express hatreds towards the RCC like they do towards the US.

    Other things make it seem the US is a candidate, trade/riches/all the world merchants are made wealthy by her etc etc, perhaps the biggest issue is the blood of saints and prophets and of all who are slain (rev 18:24), which puts the RCC in line for who is it, but with US funding of groups that aside from doing their main bidding turn and rend christians and “all who are slain” as a pastime doesn’t that blood shed then get accredited to the ones who funded the groups? so it can’t be said that the US is innocent of blood. With that I lean towards the US as the rider, besides, riding the beast, she’d be easily seen by all, noticed, and steering the beast as a rider steers a horse..til the horse bucks her off, and with her seemingly pressing the NWO (her version) into existence she’s sure pulling some reins.

    Also, the old babylon like the last day’s babylon, jeremiah 50=hammer of the whole earth. The RCC doesn’t do the type of hammering that the US does.
    also having a golden cup (wonderful riches, lure and bait), full of abominations (all the mad inventions and culture and “science” that she exports today is sickening/abominations).

    Finally, and sorry, who is “like a lamb”? (rev 13:11) the US gov doesn’t claim to come in the name of..religion, at all, but another babylon candidate does, that’d be the RCC, so could be she’s the false prophet and also with her interfaithism/one world religion spiel she’s busy with now she puts herself as candidate for a false prophet to arise from her perhaps.
    Beast has a rider (rev 17) then doesn’t (rev 13, 2nd thess 2, beast doesn’t share his power with the harlot rider when his time finally comes huh and babylon is really bad, but the beast will be even worse.
    Be strong in the Lord, rejoice even during the storms.


  13. John, I like your willingness to search the scriptures and to honestly deal with what you find. I think your idea of the sun flaring up in Revelation 16:8 being associated with an EMP is good. We have evidence for that happening in the Carrington Event. Your conclusion is logical and doesn’t require the sun flaring up to be something else other than what the text says it is. That brings up an important point about exegesis. You must take the scriptures at face value unless the text says it’s symbolic, e.g. Revelation 12:1 says, “And a great sign was seen in heaven”, so we know this passage contains symbols, and in fact the great dragon is defined as the Devil (Rev 12:9), so we don’t have to guess at the meaning of the dragon. That’s the way God uses symbols. If it’s a real symbol, it’s always defined. We should not try to make up meanings for text that is not symbolic, just because we think it should say something else.

    God is very precise with His words. Paul applies God’s promise to Abraham to Jesus based on the number of a noun (“seed” vs. “seeds”, Gal 3:16 ) and Jesus proves the resurrection of the dead based on the tense of a verb (“am” vs “was”, Mt 22:32). Therefore, when God speaks of “horses”, He knows what He is talking about. Since horses can be and are used in war, there is no reason to think they are something else. If God meant “trucks/tanks”, He could have used “chariots”, for they were the tactical equivalent of “tanks” in ancient days. When we change words to suit our desire, we are rewriting the Bible. It is not valid exegesis.

    There are 200,000,000 horsemen riding bizarre horses in Revelation 9:16 and following. With the incredible advances in genetics, it is quite possible that evil men could fashion such monstrosities during the reign of the Antichrist in the last 3.5 years of the earth. Since such horses will exist, I place the Ezekiel 37-38 event at the same time as Revelation 9 and Zechariah 14 and Joel 2. The EMPs that are soon to come and the one of Revelation 15 have by then destroyed most electronics, but they can still do genetics. I think God meant what He said with the horses. The invasion of Israel spoken of in Psalms 83, Isaiah 17, Jeremiah 30, and Isaiah 10:24ff will be with modern equipment, but that is to happen soon, on the day of Jacob’s trouble and not the time of the Antichrist.


    • Hi James,

      Sorry, but your timing is off.

      Please remember that you have NOT explained Isaiah 30.

      Isaiah 30:26 says this:

      Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that Jehovah bindeth up the hurt of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. – Isaiah 30:26

      Sorry, but THAT is a Solar Flare. It is also Gog and Magog.

      Thank you, James.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  14. IMO Babylon is the one world religion that the ecumenical movement is culminating in.And we are exhorted(commanded) to flee it when it is eviden

  15. My Pastor thinks that the usa may be the daughter of Babylon. And many of the churches are placing themselves back under the catholic church.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      More than possible. Whether there is just one, or many, daughter(s) of Babylon, America certainly is a candidate as a daughter.

      I am very grieved at the corruption of the churches and how they are going back to their harlot mother.

      I hope that many people get out of the US ASAP!

      Thank you, Cheryl.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little


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