Revelation 18



Revelation 18
 
Revelation  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
 
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
 
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
  • This system of confusion will fall.
  • God's people will have no part in this system.
  • The light of their truth will be gone from it, making way for the unclean and foul spirits.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
  • All nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication
  • The merchants, that build the city today, they are the Kenites
  • Delicacies = luxury.
  • This identifies the city with that of Revelation 17
  • In addition, it is here implied that Babylon will become the head-quarters of Spiritism, the habitation of demons, and the hold of every unclean spirit. 
  • Should be carefully studied in connection with these two chapters as many of the things predicted there await fulfillment in the coming evil days.
  • Nahum 3:16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
    17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
  • Crowns = They claim to be pastors, a man of God, but they are false prophets (Revelation 9)
  • 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
  • Refer to Jeremiah 50 and Jeremiah 51 where the fall of Babylon is described in details
4 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.
  • Christ is calling His people out of confusion and into the truth.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
  • It is interesting to note that God remembers Babylon's iniquities. Yet pardons Israel's
  • Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
  • She is to be rewarded a double cup of the fierceness of God's wrath.
  • Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
    Jeremiah 51
    :6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
  • Why does she consider herself ''no widow''?
  • Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
  • Any gods of the Babylonians, Persian.
  • Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
    19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
    20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
  • Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
    7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
    8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
    9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning.
  • She says that she is ''no widow'', so you see, She has prematurely wed the wrong husband.
  • Israel is the widow and shall be the bride of the Lamb.
  • The elect of Israel, they wait and know our wedding feast and marriage to Christ, our husband, shall soon take place.
  • Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
    2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
    4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
  • The fire will continue to cleanse throughout the millennium
  • Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
  • The ''kings of the earth'', Are the inhabitants of Babylon, ''the Kenites''
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
  • Jeremiah 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
  • We see here why some will still fall at the end of the millennium, As they personally witness God's victory. They still mourn for Satan's and his city of deception.
  • God shall have no mercy on them at that time.
12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
  • Note, the last object is the ''souls of men''
  • Satan's men have always dealt in souls and Would have the elect's souls, If it was possible
14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
  • Their joy is found in the material realm. When that is gone, They have nothing
  • We hold Jesus to be more precious than material riches.
  • When God returns, we will be rich indeed.
  • 1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
    19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and with all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication out spot:
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
  • A better picture of truly lost souls could not be captured.
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
  • In one hour this false city, false deception, and false system falls.
  • It's amazing how all their efforts, In one hour is she made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
  • The word ''violence'', means ''furious rush''.
  • Babylon shall be no more.
22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
  • Once the 144,000 are sealed with God's truth the four winds are shut and the 5th trumpet sounds, there will be no more sealing of God's Word in the forehead.
  • Those that are not sealed with the seal of God in their forehead they will be tormented five months by Satan's  one world system.
  • In those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
  • Candle = lamp
  • Nations = the nations
  • Bible study hour: The bride and wife
  • 4th trumpet = 1/3 of the Christians are spiritually dead to GOD'S WORD.
  • 4th trumpet = It's to make a choice, choose to follow God or Satan
  • John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
  • Day shone = NT:5316 = to lighten (shine) appear, seem, be seen, shine, think.
  • If you ever doubted that this beast is a political system. This verse will should help clean this up.
  • It was the merchants, these great city builders, Who deceived the nations.
  • The merchants, that build the city today, they are the Kenites.
  • Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
  • Thy Sorceries: NT:5332 a druggist ("pharmacist") or poisoner, Medication, sorcery, witchcraft.  = Drug Dealers
  • These are drug dealers, once they have you, you have no control of your body.
  • The rulers that pass laws for the drug dealers they want to control you.
  • Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
  • Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
  • Whoremongers NT:4097 (from the base of NT:4008); to traffic (by travelling), dispose of as merchandise or into slavery.
  • Who maketh lies?
  • The one Worldism system, Babylon, confession, flood of lies, deceptions, the rulers will try to control you by their drugs, Movies, TV shows, news.
  • By their deceptions, flood of lies..they say..it's okay...because it's the right thing to do..they turn wrong into right and right into wrong.. they love to make lies.
  • Everything God tells us to do..they do the opposite.. saying it okay.
  • 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
    7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
    8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
    9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
    10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
  • Deuteronomy 32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
  • Their vine is of the vine of Sodom, their fields of Gomorrah
  • They go against laws of God
  • Everything about them is bitter
  • 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
  • It was the merchants, great city builders, drug dealers who deceived the nations. The merchants, that build that city today, are the Kenites.
  • She is found guilty. The blood of the prophets and saints will cry out to the Father and convict her, just as Abel's blood cried out to God from the ground.
  • Sorceries: Medication ("pharmacy"): sorcery, witchcraft.  = Drug Dealers
  • Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
 
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