Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Downfall of Babylon



Isaiah 66: 15-16: "For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many."

Jeremiah 51: 27-32: "Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers. Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion. And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant. The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken. One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end, And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted."

Jeremiah 51: 54-58: "A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans: Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered: Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite. And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary."

Babylon is a spiritual city whose influence covers the whole earth. The king of Babylon is Satan. The gates of this city are the strategies of Satan. These strategies of Satan are destroyed by the power of the Holy Ghost--the Holy Ghost Fire that flows freely through those who are truly surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ (see Intercession and Paga).

Jeremiah 51: 58: ". . . her high gates [long-term strategies] shall be burned with fire [Holy Ghost Fire]."

Babylon the Great

3 comments:

  1. I was studying the word "Lucifer" one day and lo and behold the Strong's says that Lucifer is the "king of Babylon." Satan is the ruler of this world. So could physical Babylon also be the whole world? I know many believe America is the current day Babylon. But I wonder....

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  2. The Kingdom of Heaven is a spiritual kingdom for those who abide in Christ--those who have died to self and are governed by the Lord ("Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done."--this implies Lordship, not merely salvation. Salvation and Lordship are two different things. Christians who are only into salvation do not understand what it is like to be a bond-slave of Christ--like the unconventional life that I live (hitchhiking)).

    Babylon in the New Testament sense is a spiritual kingdom. Anyone who willingly submits to Satan is a pawn of spiritual Babylon. Isaac Penington writes very well on Babylon in his "Babylon the Great". The spirit of anti-Christ is Babylon. Babylon is a Satanic empire that tries to control the world system, but blood-washed believers are here to destroy the works of the devil. It is constant warfare.

    Life is war; war is life. We are warriors for Christ.

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