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Goodbye to Babylon

March 15, 2020

Sermon Overview

Scripture Reference: Revelation 18

The Bible has a lot to say about Babylon, much about her history and iniquity, but also her prophecy. The city was built long ago by a man named Nimrod, whose very name means “rebel.” Nimrod was an Old Testament picture of a New Testament prophecy: the antichrist who is to come. As Adrian Rogers says, “Babylon is both the cradle and the grave of false religion.”

And in the End Times, ancient Babylon will rise from the dust to meet her doom at the hands of Almighty God’s judgment. In Revelation 18, we learn of what will happen just before we say goodbye to Babylon. Babylon has always been a center of demonism. Even today, our world is being haunted by her ghost through false religion.

During the Great Tribulation, the world will be dominated by even more demonic spirits. As we get closer to this time, we can expect to see a tidal wave of sin, debauchery and demonism.

Babylon is defiant in her depravity; prideful in her wicked ways.

Once the antichrist establishes his kingdom in Babylon, global corporations will make their headquarters there. The antichrist will control the world economy. He will have it all… including the souls of men.

In spite of her arrogance, Babylon cannot hold back the judgment of Almighty God. Sin that has been piling up for centuries will be judged. The vengeance that has been accumulating for centuries will come.

All of Babylon’s wealth will not be able to stay the judgment of Almighty God. When her economy crashes, a great depression will infiltrate the bankrupt souls of those who invested in her. It is believed by many biblical scholars that this economic crash will trigger the battle of Armageddon.

What can we do today?

Come out of Babylon (false religion); don’t envy her wealth. Rejoice over her soon destruction.

As Adrian Rogers says, “Though you may be a child of God, if you flirt with Babylon, you’re headed for serious problems.”

Apply it to your life

If you don’t want the judgments of Babylon to fall upon you as well, don’t keep company with her. Come out of her, don’t envy her, and rejoice over her.


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