“With a mighty voice he shouted., “Fallen , Fallen is Babylon the great. She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird for the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The Kings of the earth committed adultery with her and the merchants grew rich from her excessive luxuries.’” Revelation 18:18:2-3
This whole chapter 18 of revelation is about the fall of Babylon at the end of the age, and Gods judgement. Read the whole chapter. Babylon symbolizes the nations of the world and all its stands for, wealth, empires seduction, the pride of man rebellion against God. The alure and love of the world through entertainment, its pleasures and wealth. It will all come tumbling down. I talked about Psalm 2 a couple of weeks ago where it talks about the nations raging against God, rejecting and throwing off Gods laws and opposing him. There is increasing opposition towards Christians. It seems we are starting to enter into that a lot quicker than we think. No nation or empire has ever lasted. God has brought them all down to the dust and the great judgement at the end of this age will be against this whole world system and its seductions. The greatest threat to the church is the seduction of Babylon – love of the world. It seduces us and paralyzes the church. Its so suttle, seductive and deadly to our souls. It’s called the great harlot because it’s all about seduction and luring us to sin. Let’s watch our hearts. We are in this world but we are not of this world. Jesus warned us do not to love the things of this world. Babylon will fall.