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Circular Mill Stones (Revelation 18.22b-24)

"The sound of a mill stones will never be heard in you again. The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world's important people. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray. In her was found the blood of prophets and of God's holy people, and of all who have been slaughtered on the earth." (Revelation 18.22b-24)✞

Women Grinding Grain

Woman Grinding GrainGrinding was done by the women at home with two mill stones one on the top of the other. The bottom stone was stationary and the top stone was turned to grind the grain. The corn was placed into a hole in the uppermost mill stone and it was ground between the two circular mill stones and emerged through the lower stone. The creak of mill stones, which could be heard any day at any doorway, will never again be heard in ancient Rome according to the writings of Revelation.

Darkness and Silence Prevails

Afraid if the DarkNever again will there be a lamp light on the streets or in the houses. Never again will there be the sound of wedding rejoicing for even love will die. Jeremiah 25.10 uses the same word pictures, "I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp."

Desolate Rome

MartyrsRome is to become a silent desolate city. And this punishment will come for certain defined reasons. It will come because she worshipped wealth and luxury and lived wantonly, and found no pleasure except in material things. She led people astray with her sorceries. Nahum 3.14 calls Nineveh "alluring, the mistress of sorceries," Rome also flirted with evil powers to create an evil world. She was guilty of blood letting. "Woe to the city of bloodshed!" said Ezekiel 24.6 of Tyre. Within Rome, martyrs perished and persecution spread out over all the earth.✞

"Circular Mill Stones"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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