Revelations 17-18

After the 7 seals, there were 7 trumpets.
And then came the 7 bowls.
Going from a quarter to a third, and finally complete destruction.
Each wrath of God got progressively worse.
But people did not repent, instead they cursed God.

Godless Society

  • 17:1-6 describes the godless society that we are living in.
  • The term “Babylon” represents a strong and affluent ancient city that wielded great power.
  • And the term was a code word for the wealthiest and mightiest empire of John’s time, which was Rome.
  • “Babylon” symbolizes the seductive appeal of both political and worldly economic systems, driven by an individual’s chase for power and pleasure.
  • It is not just about the money or the power, but the system.
  • The system set up to exploit people and oppress people for the privilege of few.

And “Babylon” is everywhere, it is New York, Vancouver, Singapore.

7 marks of “Babylon”

  1. Leaving the living God out of the equation
  2. Sensuality
  3. Injustice
  4. Violence
  5. Deception and Counterfeit
  6. Worship of Products
  7. Idolatry

“Babylon” will fall.
Judgement will come.
And we are all given a warning.
17:4 - “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;”
But “Babylon” is everywhere, where can I go?
We are called to live “in” but not “of” Babylon.
Bring God back into the equation.

Remember that – The Lamb will conquer all.


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