"Our hope and home is not in this world and what it offers, for one day it's all gonna burn! Our home is in heaven and our hope is in Jesus!"
THE CONDEMNATION AGAINST BABYLON (18:1-8)
"In every generation we, as Christians, must be careful of the "sirens" of the world's system."
1 John 2:15-17
4-5) God always has a call for the righteous to "come out" of the world and be separate.
"God's delays are not His disinterest. His judgments are certain and timely."
"The last days religion is a "religious stew" where truth is relative to experience, unity is the goal, and the gospel isn't shared."
THE REACTIONS TO GOD'S JUDGMENT OF BABYLON (18:9-20)
Who is lamenting with deep wailings?
What they are crying over
1 TIm. 6:9-10
How quickly it all went down...
"Just as in times past God judged righteously and fairly, so in the future. God always has the last word!"
THE CONCLUSION OF IT ALL (18:21-24)
Take home lessons:
1) Watch out that your heart isn't led astray by the ways of the world...
2) Respond to God's invitation to come out of the sin of the world, and share in His true riches & life.
3) Live for what lasts forever. Build up His kingdom.