Part 2 of Week 49 of our study of The Revelation
Revelation 18:1-8 (HCSB)
1 After this I saw another angel with great authority coming down from heaven, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.
2 He cried in a mighty voice: It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a dwelling for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, and a haunt for every unclean and despicable beast.
3 For all the nations have drunk the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath. The kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy from her excessive luxury.
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven: Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins or receive any of her plagues.
5 For her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her.
7 As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief, for she says in her heart, “I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief.”
8 For this reason her plagues will come in one day— death and grief and famine. She will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.
About the study:
In April of 2014, The Repairer’s Fellowship embarked on an expository, verse by verse teach-through of The Book of Revelation. It has been tremendously enlightening and enriching for all who have taken part. The primary materials tht we are using in addition to the book itself are: G.K. Beale’s commentary on Revelation, ‘More Than Conquerors’ by William Hendericksen , and Arturo Azurdia’s 81sermons preached on the text in 2002-2003. Other resources are being used as well, but these are the main ones. We have decided to share the lessons on Youtube, praying that God be glorified, and His people edified by our journey.