Tag: Mystery Babylon

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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The end of the great Prostitute!

Scripture reading for December 23rd:  Revelation 17

Adultery and idolatry go hand in hand in the Bible.  Sexual promiscuity was always a practice of those who worshiped other gods.  God, the Creator, had so designed sexual nature to be used in a monogamous relationship between a man and a woman, faithful to each other for life.   He also longed for a faithful covenant people that would worship Him alone as His Bride!  In rebellion, man violated the covenant by disobeying God’s commandments against idolatry and adultery!

“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters.  With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”  Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert.  There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.”  (Revelation 17:1-3)

This ‘great prostitute’ is a corrupt world system that sits upon the waters of the earth.  Revelation 17:15 describes the waters as peoples, nations, and languages.  This ‘great prostitute’ was revealed to John by the Spirit as riding on a great scarlet beast with seven heads and ten horns.  She was dressed in stunning clothes and jewels and held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things.  This woman was drunk with the blood of the saints who had born the testimony of Jesus!  This corrupt world system of the prostitute had corrupted all the kings of the earth and the remaining people of earth.  This ‘adultery’ had made them and the peoples of the earth spiritually dull and drunk!  In the end, God will fulfill His promise to completely destroy Babylon and reduce it to nothing!  (Isaiah 21:8, Revelation 14:8, 16:19)  God is merciful to His faithful ones, but His justice must punish Satan and the wicked who refuse His grace!

 

 

 

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