Sunday, December 4, 2016

Revelation 18:1-8 -- COMMERCIAL Babylon (Part 1)


The Fall of Babylon the Great
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
Revelation 18:1-8

Pastor Danny Forshee.  Great Hills Baptist Church.  August 2, 2015:

Commercial Babylon, Part 1 - Dr. Danny Forshee - August 2, 2015 from Great Hills Baptist Church on Vimeo.


Outline:

  1. Angelic Appearance and Announcement (v. 1)
  2. Babylon's Demise and Description (vv. 2-3)
    - Dwelling place for demonic spirits.
    - All the rotten eggs in one basket
  3. God's Invitation and Warning (v. 4)
    - Get out of there
  4. God's FIERCE Judgement of Babylon (vv. 5-8)
    - Jeremiah 50:39
    - God has remembered her iniquity.
    - Eventually, you will get caught.
Highlights:
  • Some of the most difficult prophetic literature in all of scripture.
  • God ALWAYS resists the proud and arrogant.
  • Commercial/Political entity in collaboration with the antichrist.
  • God's grace and love are made all the more powerful by His truth and justice.
  • People said "God Himself" could not sink the Titanic.
  • God WILL Judge and God WILL Win....do you know Him?!?

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