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The announcement of judgment!

Scripture reading for December 26th: Job 28-30, Revelation 18

Revelation 18: 1-3 “After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.””

John is viewing yet another mighty angel, illuminated with God’s glory, making the announcement of God’s judgment. He proclaims the fall of ‘Babylon the great.’ In the mind of God, it is already accomplished. When God speaks, it is done! God also reveals the reason for this fall–demons now dwell there and those birds and beasts are under demonic oppression. This world system of humanism and demonic lies, like sexual immorality, have captivated all the kings of the earth and merchants of the earth. They make war, enslave people, fixate on money and riches, centered only on themselves. God, through this angel, proclaims the fall as taking ‘one hour’! A second voice from heaven–very probably Jesus Christ, calls to those redeemed during this final period of judgment: “Come out of her, My people!”

Revelation 18:4-5 “Then I hear another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

Prayer: Father God, it is comforting to me and Your people that You are so patient with all mankind, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance by turning away from evil. Your cry to ‘Come out’ penetrates the darkness of this evil world system. Lord, let the holy fear of God bring wisdom to those still foolishly living in luxury and evil. I offer my body and voice today to share Your urgent call!

Job 28:28 “And He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'”

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The call to holy separation!

Scripture reading for December 24th: Job 28-30, Revelation 18

Key Scriptures: Revelation 18:4-8 “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, My people lest your take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed. As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit like a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’ For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God Who has judged her.””

John hears another angelic voice from heaven calling out to the people still on earth who belong to Jesus Christ. The call is for a holy separation to God and His kingdom. They are warned that the sins of this corrupt world system of humanism and false religion have risen to the point of judgment. That judgment will come in a single day from the Lord God Almighty through the fire of His wrath. The people living in the world system of “Babylon” are living in greed and luxury, thinking proudly of themselves and their great accomplishments. They are deceived by their own pride and do not realize that their destruction will come suddenly.

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for sending someone to warn me of my need to repent and come out of the man-centered world system of ‘Babylon’. Keep me in the fear of the Lord and use me to warn others of the coming judgment and way of escape through Jesus Christ.

Job 28:20, 28 “From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?” . . .”And He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.”

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Mystery Babylon–gone in one hour!

Scripture reading for December 24th:  Revelation 18

“After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven.  He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated  by his splendor.  With a mighty voice he shouted:  “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!  She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.  For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries.  The kings of the earth committed adultery with her and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”  (Revelation 18:1-3)

John again saw a mighty angel announcing with a loud shout the fall of Babylon the Great.  Babylon the Great is pictured here as full of demons and evil spirits.  This city or corrupted system powered by the beast has been the source of pollution and drunkenness of all the nations and their kings.  Babylon is a business system that trades in valuable commodities:  Gold, silver, precious stones, fine cloth and the bodies and souls of men!  Getting money and riches has become idolatry for those involved.  God has decreed that He would judge Babylon and bring her down and it would take place in just one hour!  (Revelation 18:10, 17, 19)

“Then I heard another voice from heaven say:  “Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.””  (Revelation 18:4-6)  God again warns His people to come out of that wicked world system that is ripe for His wrath.  That system is seductive and participation in it’s sins will bring God’s wrath.  As the people of Babel built a tower up to heaven, so in the end times, the sins of the people in corrupt Babylon the Great have piled up to heaven!  God must judge because in her is found the blood of prophets and saints and the slain of the earth!  (Revelation 18:24)

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Gone in one hour!

Scripture reading for December 27th: Revelation 18:1-24

John’s visit to heaven continued with the appearance of a shining angel with great authority.  This angel announced the fall of Babylon the Great.  God’s judgment would come upon her because she had become home to every demonic power and had used her evil to cause all nations and kings to become drunk on her evil wine of adultery.  This is the spiritual adultery of idolatry!

“Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven and God has remembered her crimes.  . . .Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine.  She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.” (Revelation 18:4-5, 8)   God called His people out of Babylon.  Babylon was to be suddenly destroyed.  In just one day her plagues would overtake her.  She would be given back double for all her sins! This verse echoes the warnings from Jeremiah six hundred years before Christ!    ” Flee from Babylon, run for your lives! . . .Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken.” (Jeremiah 51:6-11)

John next heard the report of the kings of the earth mourning because of the fall of Babylon.  They would see the smoke of her burning and weep and lament over her downfall: “Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power!  In one hour your doom has come! (Revelation 18:10)  The kings of earth now speak of this destruction taking place in one hour!  In just one hour all the glittering wealth of Babylon had come to ruin and the world system of humanistic power and trade was gone forever.

The saints were called to rejoice because of the judgment of God on the system that had mistreated them.  “Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said:  With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.” (Revelation 18:21)  John saw this mighty sign in heaven and was probably reminded of the prophesy of Jeremiah.  He also had something similar to do in Babylon with his prophesy.  (Jeremiah 51:59-64)  The end of all will come suddenly and violently for those who are in rebellion against God!

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