Revelation 18:1-24

The fall of Babylon
The voice of the fall of Babylon trial 

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After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great , and is become the habitation of devils , and the hold of every foul spirit , and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird . 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.

Commercial Babylon represents the late global system . We have religious Babylon which is the ( apostate church) which play a large role in the economic nations area. The collapse of this religious system , will be the beginning of the end of total empire of “the beast ” .  caida 2However this global new system will  have three more years and means reigning over the earth.

In this chapter four different voices are heard and by each of them we will learn how the results of these last days will end .

This first angel announces 1.  the fall of Babylon fall 2. by fulfilling prophecies ( 14:8 , 16:19) the meaning of the two times the Angel says  has fallen , has fallen! is due to a double a.  is the commercial and d. the religious . Finally the new religious and economic world system receives the wrath and God’s hand .

II , The voice separation ( 18:4-8 )

4 And I heard another voice from heaven , saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and receive of her plagues, 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven , and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double paid according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double .  7 How much she has glorified and lived deliciously, so much give her of torment and mourning : for she saith in her heart, I sit as a  queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow 8 Therefore in one day shall her plagues , death and mourning and famine, and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her .

The other voice from heaven announces God’s people leaving, warning them for two reasons ( 1) because he knows that the city will be completely destroyed and God wants to save his chosen ones and for  ( 2) the city is satanic , and God does not want His people to contaminate . it is why the angel says out! In this world when you live without God you only live for worldly pleasures,  while the Christian lives for the pleasures of Christ. Let’s take a look at look ( verse 7 ) ” How much she hath glorified herself , and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give , or whether this satanic city will receive double portion for their wickedness. We see in ( verse 8) says so in one day her plagues will come , death and mourning and famine , and will be with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her .

III . The voice of lament ( 18:9-19 )

9 And the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and she lived in luxury that will weep and lament for her , when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying ! Woe , Woe that great city Babylon , that mighty city : for in one hour is thy judgment come 11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her because no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold , silver , precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple , silk and scarlet, 13 beasts and cinnamon, spice , incense , myrrh, frankincense , wine, oil , fine flour , wheat , all kinds of scented wood, all articles of ivory , all articles of costly wood, bronze , iron and marble , sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 The fruit you longed for is gone from you , and all your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered . 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, Woe , woe, the great city, that was clothed in linen thin, purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls ! 17 For in one hour such great riches . And every shipmaster , and all the company in ships , and sailors, and as many as trade by sea , stood afar off, 18 and saw the smoke of her burning , they cried out , saying, What city is like unto this great city? 19 And they cast dust on their heads , and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe , woe, the great city , where all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth , for in one hour she made desolate !     apocapisis 18 foto

Here are two groups who lament the fall of Babylon 1. The kings of the Earth 2 . and the merchants of the earth. This collapse of Babylon will bring much regret , pain and tears to the land and they will see the true God they reject with adultery with Babylon,  worshiping false idols and love for money more than anything else . They thought their  luxurious life would last for ever , but now is over , observe the woe , woe ! lament in the city , just in a day is judged and in one hour has collapsed .

Their merchandise faltered disaster and ruin in that fallen earth and all its riches are over.  By this time the enslavement of man has increased,  in the last days Satan as he always wanted to have men slaved in spirit and in body. The wealth of the rich will doubled , while the poor impoverished. The destruction will come for both of great wealth also for the poor who have challenged  God.  All marine ad shipping industry will be destroyed and ruined. The world depends on these merchants but in these last days it all disappear.

IV. The voice of rejoicing ( 18:20-24 ) 

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 will Babylon be thrown down , that great city , and never be found again. 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians , and of pipers , and trumpeters, shall be heard no more in thee: and no craftsman of any craft shall be found in you, and the sound of a millstone shall be heard in you . 23 Light lamp will never shine in you, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth , for by your sorceries were all nations deceived . 24 And in her blood of prophets and saints was found , and all that were slain upon the earth.

Now there is rejoicing in heaven because God has judged her. At last God avenged the blood of martyrs. The Babylonian system and for all it has done since the beginning has always been to kill steal and murder God’s people faith . All souls under the altar of God asked ” How much longer ?  ” well now they can see the answer to your prayers. God has avenged his blood. And earth laments the dead.

This stone that was thrown indicates the speed of God’s judgment upon total beast empire . Many think that this millstone may be the return of Christ to earth. according to Daniel 2:34-35 , 44-45 this is the “Rock” who hurt .

God says  “not ever again  ! man can do nothing for the desist . Read Jeremiah 51 .

Then Christ has destroyed the rule of religious and the economic beast , but still there is a destruction of the army still to be defeated and for this we need to read chapter 19.

Revelation 17:1-18

Revelation 17 and 18 is Babylon the great , which is to be ” the new world religious, economic and political system ” existing on earth before the return of Christ .

Judgment of the great whore   gran ramera
Then came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me , Come hither, I will show you the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters, 2 with whom they have committed fornication the kings of the earth and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication .

As we have already read earlier in chapter 16 where we studied the seven bowls , and all the judgments of God , we saw how his anger was poured out upon the earth, and the fall of Babylon . ( 16:17-21 ) . Now we see in this next chapter as one of the seven angels invites John to observe the fall of the great whore which is the “new world system apostate ” or also known as ” new world order” . nuevo sistema

Revelation refers us to several women , we must begin by

1. Jezabel , which begins introduced as apostasy in the Church Rev 2:20 .  jesabel

Two . Israel, Rev 12; 1 israel

Three . the harlot, the apostate end world system , we read in chapter 17 and 4 ,  Sistema_F_Internacional

II . The explanation ( 17:3-18 )

3 And he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns scarlet beast . 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet , and decked with gold , precious stones and pearls , having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication : 5 And upon her forehead was a name written , MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS and abominations of the earth. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel ? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns . 8 The beast that you saw was , and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition: and the inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life, they behold the beast that was and is not and will come . 9 Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits , 10 and they are seven kings . Five have fallen, one is , the other has not yet come, and when he cometh, he must continue a short time. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth , and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition . 12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings with the beast. 13 These have one mind , and shall give their power and strength unto the beast . 14 war against the Lamb , and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen and faithful. 15 He said to me : The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits , are peoples, multitudes , nations and languages. 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the whore , and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh , and burn her with fire: 17 For God hath put in their hearts to accomplish his purpose agree , and give their kingdom unto the beast , until the words of God are fulfilled . 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth .

1. The whore wife whore

Come to verse 18 ” And the woman whom you saw is the great city we reigns over the kings of the earth.” Here we read very clear that this is a city that reigned over the earth in the days of John. The seven heads of verse 3 , they are symbols of mountains as we see in verse 9. You could say with certainty that is Rome. , Because this city is situated on seven hills. It should be noted that when the book of Revelation was written , Rome was who reigned over the kings of the earth.

Two . The beast Beast trono de la bestia

While we remember the chapter 13 we realize that it is the same beast that is the antichrist. This world ruler who presents Chapter 8 will surge from the abyss , serving notice to rise from the dead. This beast described here its presented to us dressed in scarlet, relating it to the dragon, which is none other than Satan see 12:3 . This beast has seven heads and ten horns, which is also identified with Satan see 12:3 , and 13:1 . If we now read verse 10 we see the seven heads are seven kings. equal seven mountains. And the ten horns that tell us in verse 10 are ten kings. So the beast resembles the antichrist and his person. These ” seven kings ” could be translated as “seven kingdoms ” assuring us that the kingdom of the beast will be the world’s seventh kingdom, one that not even the world has yet seen .

Three . The seven heads la bestia

We’ve reviewed over the heads and we have learned that there are seven mountains view (see 9 ) , and the seven kings or kingdoms ( see 10) Egypt , Assyria, Babylon , Persia, and Greece were the five fallen kingdoms. And ” Rome” was the kingdom that was in the days of John, so that way we can know that the kingdom is not yet come to the beast that is the seventh kingdom.

Four . The ten horns prophecy prophecy_mark-of-the-beast

Of these ten kings but we’ve explained in verse 12. , Where we talk about the revival of the Roman Empire is an analogy of the ten toes of the image of Daniel 2:36-45 . All this would be very strange for John because in his days even these kings had not received their power, because this ready for the last days , when resurface the European federation who will be lead by the beast when it comes to power . So, without a doubt , we know that these ten kings would support the beast in his battle against Christ and the saints which with the help of the beast, destroy the great whore .

Five. The nations waters  The-Great-Whore (1)

The nations of the world are the waters where the harlot sits . ( see 15). And this whore will have total influence over all the earth both in politics and in the economy, as well as in religion.

III . The application  rome

Rome is the harlot who represent the world church ” apostate ” in recent days . In recent times a new system of global Church was organized . And this ” bitch” will be involved in all political, economic world and with the help of the beast would become a great power system. This beast will have the full backing of the world or rather the ten kings to ride to victory . (Rev 6:1-2 ) The nations of Europe will come to a junction . During the first half of the Tribulation is where the scene in chapter 17 takes place , although there is still the beast is not even shown his true satanic character. But this will only be up to half of the tribulation , because this beast will want to take all the power and worship for itself . ( Cap 13) Why would the beast would want to get rid of the harlot, because it represents the worship of God , even in as an ” apostate state .” In ( verse 16 ) indicates that the federated nations of Europe will turn their back to the world church and destroy it  , thus this will be fulfilling the prophecies of Revelation 2:20-23 . Then , once the whore have been removed , then  the beast god plead and demand the worship of nations. worship of nations

The true church of God is described as ” a pure bride ”

novia pura  as pure as the harlot church ” apostate ” church apostate bride. the whore is in the desert , while the bride is in heaven . The harlot flies Satan ( 17:4 ) , while Christ adorns the bride. ( 19:8 ) . The harlot is judged for eternity , while the ” bride ” reign forever. The whore takes the bloodstain of all martyrs , while the ” bride ” is redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.  redimida