The Prophecy of Revelation 18 – Come out of Babylon quickly, my people (WMSCOG)
The Prophecy of Revelation 18 – Come out of Babylon quickly, my people
Up until now, we have studied the prophecies in Daniel 2, Daniel 7, Revelation 13 and Revelation 17 about the Roman Catholic and Protestantism. God prophesied in detail, about the appearance of an organization which would stand against God through such prophecies. This time, we are going to find out the spiritual state of the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant churches through the prophecy of Revelation 18, as well as find out the voice of God who wants us to come out of there.
Revelation 18 starts with an angel, who comes down from heaven, and has great authority, and through his splendor the identity of Babylon is revealed. The prophecy is as follows.
Revelation 18:1-3 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted: “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
The identity of Babylon which had not been revealed for a long time is clearly revealed, because the angel who has great authority, illuminates the earth with his splendor. God told us that Babylon had become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird and all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. Here, the detestable bird means Satan.
Luke 8:5, 12 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up…those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.”
Revelation 18 is a connected prophecy to Revelation 17, which clearly shows the spiritual state of the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant churches. Outwardly, they seem as if they have a good faith to God, however, God let us know that it is not a home for God, but in actuality a home for demons.
Right after, God let us know that all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of Babylon and the kings of the earth committed adultery with her. Like this prophecy, lawlessness, Sunday worship and Christmas were spread by Babylon throughout the world, and the kings of the earth committed adultery with her. Christmas which is the biggest holy day of Christianity became a holy day all over the world, and many people are going to the way of ruin by participating in this lawlessness. In this situation, the punishment of God’s wrath is already prepared to fall on Babylon. However, God earnestly ordered God’s people who were still in Babylon to come out quickly from there before the last day.
Revelation 18:4-6 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Mix her a double portion from her own cup.
The sins of Babylon who stands against God and distresses God’s people were piled up to heaven. The organization which massacred God’s people; a number between 50 million and 70 million, during the Dark Ages is the Roman Catholic Church. This Babylon continues to lead many spirits to the fiery pits of hell even at this moment, so how can God forget their sins! However, what will happen if we stay in the Babylon? It is obvious that we too will be destroyed along with them. That’s why God said “Come out of Babylon, my people.” We must obey God’s commandment, and only then we will be saved. Then, is it OK to just come out of Babylon? If God orders us to come out of Babylon, that means there is somewhere we should go. Where is it?
Jeremiah 4:5-6 “Announce in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem and say: ‘Sound the trumpet throughout the land!’ Cry aloud and say: “Gather together” Let us flee to the fortified cities!’ Raise the signal to go to Zion! Flee for safety without delay! For I am bringing disaster from the north, even terrible destruction.”
The Bible tells us “Flee to Zion before disaster and destruction.” Then where is Zion which God’s people must flee to? Of course, it does not mean Zion in Palestine. There is a record in the Bible the spiritual Zion as follows.
Isaiah 33:20-21 Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved…There the LORD will be our Mighty One.
Zion is the place where God’s festivals are kept. Of course, the festivals written here mean the new covenant. Babylon is a home which is full of lawlessness, but, Zion is a place of God which keeps God’s festivals. Then who dwells in Zion?
Psalm 132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling: “This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
Zion is God’s swelling and His resting place for ever and ever. Babylon is a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit and it is full of lawlessness, so it makes all nations commit sin and fall into destruction. However, Zion has the truth of God and God dwells there, so all the people in Zion will be saved from disasters. Then, where is the church, Zion, which keeps the new covenant in these days? It is the very World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG). We recommend you go to the Church of God which keeps the Sabbath and God’s Seven Feast in Three times to be saved.