Revelation 18:23b Great Men Fallen

Revelation 18:23b Great Men Fallen

Continuing our study of Revelation 18.

Revelation 18:23b  ‘Your merchants were the world’s great men.’

These men were great in their own estimation. They have paraded themselves on the world stage and revelled in their self-awarded accolades and applause. They have supported each other but now they have fallen like a pack of worn-out grubby cards.

The world and his uncle may heap praise upon us, or not, but the only praise worth receiving is that of our loving Father. 

Revelation 18:23c  ‘By your magic spell, all the nations were led astray.’

This verse reveals the source or origin of the power and authority of Babylon.

Revelation 12:9  ‘The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.’

Babylon has conjured up an intoxifying blend of religious practices that keeps the world fascinated by its mystical allure. The gullible  adherent will chase after a seemingly unending outpouring of experiences that keeps them coming back for more and more. These experiences may satisfy the lust and cravings of a darkened soul but they have a price-tag attached and will lead the adherent inevitably on a down-ward path to destruction.

Revelation 18:24  ‘In her was found the blood of the prophets and of the saints and of all who have been killed on the earth.’

The system of Babylon, with its satanic roots, has always promoted a callous hatred of the Christian and Jewish faith. They will reap the bitter fruit of their persecutions.

Tomorrow we look at the whole Babylon system itself.

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  • Revelation 19:11 Faithful and True
    Our testimony is that Jesus has been faithful and true and stood alongside, through every storm that has been thrown at us, and never let go of us ever!
  • Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…
    One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 19:9 Invited
    The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received.For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!
  • Revelation 19:7 Eager Anticipation
    In the same way, we are called to look forward to the day when we meet with Christ Jesus, on the day that he returns in power and glory. He is our blessed hope and our lives lived here on earth should be directed towards this coming moment. 
  • Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!
    I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 

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