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Revelation Babylon Adulteries (Revelation 14.9-10a)

"A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice, 'If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on their forehead or on their hand they too will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.'" (Revelation 14.9-10a)✞

Tormented with Burning

Golden Cup"Babylon" was said to have made all the nations drink of the wine of her cup of fornication. In this Revelation phrase, Old Testament conceptions have been used including one from Jeremiah 51.7, "Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord's hand; she made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad." The idea is that Babylon had been a corrupting force which had lured the nations into a kind of insane immorality. The background is of a prostitute persuading a man into immorality by filling him full of wine, so that he could no longer resist her. Rome has been likened to a glittering prostitute seducing the world. "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth" made the nations drink of the wine which seduces people to fornication and which brings as its consequence the wrath of God. Behind all this remains the eternal truth that the nation or the person whose influence is to encourage evil in others will not escape the avenging wrath of God.

"Revelation Babylon Adulteries"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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