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Angel Midair Flight (Revelation 14.6-8)

"Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, 'Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.' A second angel followed and said, 'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,' which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries." (Revelation 14.6-8)✞

Every Nation Tribe

Among the blue starsThe "angel flying in midair" was necessary so that all could hear the gospel. The angel called out to those of every nation, tribe, language and people to repentance. He asserted that God made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water and all is in his control. The angel brought the eternal gospel to people all around the world of every nation, tribe, language and people. They were called upon to "Fear ["have respect"] for God and give him glory."

Babylon Warned

BabylonBabylon was a great city in Mesopotamia but was also known in the ancient world for its corruption and excessive luxury. It was the greatest enemy of Israel and its armies swept through the nation of Israel on several occasions taking slaves and forcibly resettling the people. A warning had already been given in Revelation 13 of the power of the beast and of the mark that the beast will seek to set upon all people. Now there is a warning from the angel to those who fail in their time of trial. The prophet Isaiah 21.9b issues a similar warning to Babylon, "Babylon has fallen, has fallen! All the images of its gods lie shattered on the ground!"

"Angel Midair Flight"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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