Second Angel's Message
Please notice that this angel doesn’t shout with a loud voice. Later, in ch. 18, it is portrayed as shouting the same message with a loud voice… followed by another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. (Rev. 18:4 NKJ)
Babylon, both in the Old and in the New Testament, is a symbol of rebellion
against God. The first founder of the city of Babylon (the tower of Babel) was Nimrod, the mighty hunter before/against the Lord. His name comes from the Hebrew verb “marad” which means to rebel: going against God’s word/will.
Babylon means confusion, chaos. It is the symbolic city of the chaos that results from rebellion against God. It’s a city in opposition to Jerusalem. In Rev. 17 Babylon is a woman, called a harlot, that is riding the beast… She is a symbol of a false religious system that instead of worshipping the Lamb promotes the worship of the beast.
Are you aware that there is a worldwide movement that promotes the idea that all denominations within Christianity should unite and, on a wider scale, all world-religions should be united under the same umbrella?
The question is, however, is this unity produced by the unifying power of the everlasting Gospel? When the everlasting gospel is accepted, those that follow the Lamb/those that belong to Jerusalem gather together. But any “unity” is not produced by the power of the everlasting Gospel, is chaos!!! The angel says: Babylon is fallen!
The third angel’s message speaks about future realities…