Heaven Exults over Babylon
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Pastor Danny Forshee. Great Hills Baptist Church. August 16,2015:
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- 2 Corinthians 2:17
- Four Songs of Praise (vv. 1-8)
- 2 Thesselonians 1:6-8
- After the fall of Babylon
- True, righteous judgement -- That in opposition to God.
- 24 elders = Redeemed Humanity
- Lord God Omnipotent
- A fabulous Supper (v. 9)
- Contrast with the Harlot
- The Final Scence (v. 10)
- Angel - I am your fellow servant.
- Only appearance of the word Hallejuah in the entire New Testament.
- You don't need to avenge, God will.
- Command to praise God.
- We are HIS servants.
- We should preach holiness and sanctification.
- 17:1 -- 19:10 are a giant parenthesis.