by Benjamin Munsell | July 24, 2018MORNINGTIME 2828
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. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: Revelation 18:4,8-11. This is some strong language about a physical city going up in smoke in just one day of Judgment. The Concept of this destruction actually can hit closer to home, if you will allow me to change a few words AS AN ILLUSTRATION. Here goes. And the sports fans of the earth, who have committed idolatry every Sunday, and religiously followed her wins and losses, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her team airplane crashed and burning in a field. Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great Love of my life, my Babylon, that mighty (stock market, my expensive car, my mighty mansion), for in one hour is thy destruction come. I have lost everything, my Savings, my Job, my House, my 401K. Yes, this may seem silly, but it's to try to make a point. Your "Babylon" can go up in smoke in an instant and your whole life falls apart. Today is the day to ask Christ TO Destroy ALL YOUR BABYLON’S, as you fall on and in Him in Anguish and Repentance, as He destroys the things of the flesh and builds up the Things of The Spirit in your Life, Thoughts, and Priorities. He will "destroy you" with Mercy and Grace Abounding, so that you will Live, and Be Blessed.