When spiritual Babylon falls

Revelation Bible Background

12.27.2016 – New Testament: Rev 18.16–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Revelation 18 on December 27, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The main persecutor of Christians in the Book of Revelation, Rome, either pagan or papal, had a large impact on the world, and when pagan Rome fell, it affected much of the world, especially in the economy. Part of that description is this, that the merchants of the Earth would say,

“‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’” (Revelation 18.16–18). 

The world will go through its times of peace and upheavals, but the Lord remains the same everyday. Therefore, we should have our faith in Him, knowing that He will always look after us, even when society collapses.

Questions:

  • Have you experienced economic upheaval?
  • How did you survive?
  • Do you credit the Lord with your survival?

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