Wk 21 “The Fall of Babylon”
October 29, 2023
ANNOUNCEMENT and DECLARATION
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.
PEOPLE ARE CALLED OUT.
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.”
WHY IS HE DESTROYING BABYLON?
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.
HOW DOES HE DETROY BABYLON?
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.
HOW DOES THE WORLD RESPOND TO THIS.
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.
HOW DOES HEAVEN REACT?
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.