Revelation 18

In our reading the cry of the saints from chapter 6 is answered and the one left standing is not Rome, but the saints. Thus, the theme of the book- remain faithful no matter the cost and in the end you win! Babylon(Rome) with all it’s power and wealth has fallen never to rise again. I am sure that those in John’s day could never envision the massive empire of Rome would ever fall, but it did. God in fact was the one that orchestrated the whole thing! Yes, from time to time we will suffer blows from the dragon and his agents but in the end we will be the ones on the thrones! ““Rejoice over her, you heavens! Rejoice, you people of God! Rejoice, apostles and prophets! For God has judged her with the judgment she imposed on you.”

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  • Jerry

    What I see in these verses in in v. 4 where he people are “called out” from BBylon’s judgement. I think most of us know that the “real” Greek name for the church is “ecclesia” which means “called out.”

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