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October 29, 2023 Sermon Notes and Questions

Times Up!

Wk 21 “The Fall of Babylon”

Revelation 18

October 29, 2023

John Arobio




Revelation 18:2

And he calls 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.” 

Who Is the Announcer?

We see that he is another angel. Cleary not Christ because Christ is never called an angel.

What is the Declaration that He Announces?

He announces that Babylon the great has fallen.


Revelation 18:4-6 ESV

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people lest you take part I her sins, lest your share in her plagues, for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back as he herself has paid back others and repay her double for her deeds: mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.”


Revelation 18:24 ESV

“And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and all who have been slain on earth.”


     1. It is the headquarters where the demons are located and Satan’s capital.

     2. She has committed many sins.


Revelation 18:8 ESV

“For this reason, her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up in fire: for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”


This verse says that it will be destroyed in one day. If we look further in verse 19, we see that it is destroyed in one hour. So, the complete destruction of Babylon will happen very quickly. It will happen ins a single hour in a single day.


Revelation 18:11 & 14 ESV

 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you, and all you delicacies and your splendors will be lost to you, never to be found again!” The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud.



Revelation 18:20 ESV

“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God had given judgement for you against her!”


God will revenge the sins against his people

and will destroy Babylon for her sins.


Recap the book of Revelation so far with the group without using your notes/timeline handout.

Is there anything so far in this book that you either don’t understand or may need some clarity on?

Read Revelation 18:1-3

     What does Babylon represent in scripture?

     What does it mean when it says “the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her”?

Read Revelation 18:4-8

     Does God remember everyone’s sins? Why or why not?

     Does God always pay back for sin?  What do you think it means in verse 7 where it says “‘I sit as a queen I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.”?

     What are some ways in our lives that we try to live separate from God?

Read Revelation 18:9-14

     Why do you think people will weep and mourn when this evil system is finally judged?

     What are some ways that you have seen people be enslaved by material goods?

Read Revelation 18:15-21

     How long does it usually take to build wealth and prosperity?

     How long does it take to lose it?

     How important do you think wealth and prosperity in this life will be after we die?

     Do you think more people focus on heaven in the future or earth and now?

What are some of the ways Satan tries to weigh us down in this life?

     What are some ways we can fend off his attacks on us?

     Do we often find ourselves trying to get even with people when we have been done wrong?

     What does the Bible say about getting even?

Why do you think God does not just judge the world now and usher in heaven?

     Do we often have the same thoughts/heart that God does?  Why or why not?

Please pray for Israel and the folks on both sides of lines that are affected. There are folks on both sides who have been blinded by “religious Babylon” and we’ve read in Revelation how their eyes will one day be opened.