The fall of Babylon
Time is running out for the kingdom of the World. What is on the horizon?
God will give three final warnings before He pours out His wrath on this rebellious, sinful world. The warnings, each brought by an angel, are found in Revelation chapter 14. The first of these three warnings is a call to worship God the Creator. I wrote about that in the last edition of Sword. The second warning, found in Revelation 14: 8, is the fall of Babylon.
In an article published in the May/June 2019 edition of Sword I explained why I believe that Babylon that great city is best understood as the ‘kingdom of this world’. Babylon is man’s attempt to live independently from God. She is the opposite of the kingdom of God, which is represented in the Bible by the New Jerusalem. For both Isaiah and Jeremiah, Babylon was the personification of wickedness.