We have seen in Rev.17 that John had a vision from the angel of the Lord. The angel of the Lord was making a comparison between the Holy Roman Empire and the ancient empire of Babylon. Concerning the worship and allowing of foreign gods and goddesses into the Holy Roman Church. During the first century the papacy by hook and crook wrestled power away from the Ceasers to administer their brand of theology to the common folk to exert control over their spiritual life.
18:1 And 1 after these things I saw another 2 angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
(1) The second passage (as I said before) (see Geneva “Re 17:1”) of the history of Babylon, is of the woeful fall and ruin of that whore of Babylon. This historical prediction concerning her, is threefold. The first a plain and simple foretelling of her ruin, in three verses (Re 18:2-3). The second a figurative prediction by the circumstances, from there to (Re 18:4-20). The third, a confirmation of the same by sign or wonder, to the end of the chapter (Re 18:21-24).
(2) Either Christ the eternal word of God the Father (as often elsewhere) or a created angel, and one deputed to this service, but thoroughly provided with greatness of power, and with light of glory, as the ensign of power
This other angel that came down from heaven appears to be Christ coming down to pronounce judgement on His enemies and to shed light on the gospels.
18:2 3 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
- (3) The prediction of her ruin, containing both the fall of Babylon, in this verse, and the cause of it uttered by way of allegory concerning her spiritual and carnal wickedness, that is, her most great impiety and injustice, in (
- ). Her fall is first declared by the angel, and then the greatness of it is shown here, by the events when he says it shall be the seat and habitation of devils, of wild beasts, and of cursed souls, as in (
- ) and often elsewhere
The reason Babylon fell was their devotion to the idols and gods they created. they worshiped the Sun god Chemosh and the Queen of Heaven, Ishtar and Yahweh when times were bad. The Jewish people also worshiped the same gods. They got wealthy on the back of sin and the follies of man. The contrast is that the Holy Roman Church will befall the same fate. The worship of idols and graven images that came out of Mesopotamia.
18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
In these three verses God’s mercy is being shown come back to the fold or you will suffer the plagues that are coming a reference to Egypt. The judgements are going to be extreme. Rev 18:6 look at it closely it is telling you to help in the destruction of the sins of the church. This is why I do what I do.
18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow
What you see her is that the church does not feel that Yahweh will not judge them. I use them as plural. The reason being that the Holy Roman Church and the daughters allowed the gods and goddesses of old to enter the temple. The daughters are the reformed church that follow the dictates of the Holy Roman Church.
For one they changed the commandments;
You shall make no idols.
They have ten thousand saints, images of the virgin mary and Jesus. Noboby knows what God looks like much less the virgin Mary. Gregory changed the calendar from the Jewish calendar to his thoughts. They changed the sabbath to sunday, which comes from a sun-god. The Sabbath for the Jews starts Friday evening. Amen comes from an Egyptian god that is another story. Sunday comes from the Egyptian god Ra.
Any man-made religion is a fraud from Christianity to Buddhism to Muslim. They carry over the gods of Mesopotamia. So by now you are going to ask me what should I follow?
You get a KJV and a good commentary and follow Christ like an Apostle. Don’t listen to anybody except the Holy Spirit to guide you. God is merciful but if you follow darkness you will die in darkness, simple as that . As christians we do not enable the darkness. You follow Christ you follow as a Disciple not a church. The Holy Roman Church sold you a bill of goods along with her daughters.
The next time you do not know it you are saved perhaps it is your church?
God in His mercy wants you to come home pick up your Bible and read the Word wherever you are in the world His love will touch you.