Revelation 18: Will You Escape The Great Millstone?
Verse of the Day: (V21) “And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.”
1. Great Power (V1-14)
V1 “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.”
At the end of the Great Tribulation period, the Almighty God, through the strong voice of His angel with great power, shall proclaim the destruction of Babylon, the mother of harlots or the false churches and teachings. Indeed, God is not mocked, and great city Babylon shall reap what she sows. Satan has deceived and blinded many through his false churches and teachings that they shall have everything they desire in their flesh if they worship him. Satan actually fulfils the lustful desires of the people who worship and adore him, but before long, they slide into the sins of immorality, idolatry and corruption.
2. Great City (V15-20)
V16 “And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
God sends plagues to burn or destroy the great city Babylon or the false churches and teachings. The people then realise that all their money and materialism can never truly satisfy their hearts and souls. Many fall into rock bottom and begin to believe the Rock of the bottom, who is none other than Christ. However, there are many who are completely blinded by Satan, and still reject Christ. Yet God is longsuffering, and He still waits for all to repent of their sins, and believe in Him, even during the Great Tribulation period!
3. Great Millstone (V21-24)
V24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”
Whatever the angel that throws a stone like a great millstone into the sea really destroys the false churches and teachings completely. Indeed, God shall ultimately judge and punish great city Babylon, or Satan, who establishes the false churches and teachings, not only for deceiving and blinding the people, but for the murder of His prophets and saints. Finally, the whole heaven, with God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Old and New Testament and Great Tribulation saints, as well as all the angels, shall greatly rejoice over the destruction and fall of Babylon, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth, under the evil and wicked control and influence of Satan. Let us remind ourselves that the things of this world - money and materialism - that Satan offers to us can never replace the gifts of our Almighty God - salvation and sanctification!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I shall escape the great millstone as I believe in You.