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She has fallen Babylon the Great

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"After that, I saw another angel, who had great authority, come down from the sky; and the earth was lit up with his glory. He shouted with a loud voice, saying: She has fallen, she has fallen, Babylon the great!... And I heard another voice from the sky, which was saying: Come out from among her, My people, in order that you do not share in her sins at all, and that you do not share at all in her plagues. For her sins have mounted up to the sky, and God has remembered her iniquities" (Revelation 18:1-5).

When we speak of Babylon, depending on our spiritual sensitivity we think:

  • of the physical Babylon which was built on the Euphrates (the great waters) and which is to be restored (Revelation 17:1), but it is written in Revelation 17:15 that the great waters represent peoples and nations.

  • of Rome, the city of 7 hills (Revelation 17:9) and of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • of the Europe of the Treaty of Rome directed by the antichrist.

  • of the collapse of the world economic system symbolised by the twin towers in New York destroyed September 11th 2001.

  • and also the whole relative anti-God system of control with the number of the beast, 666 (Revelation 13:18)

What do the Scriptures say?

"Come out from among her, My people" (Revelation 18:4), this message is addressed to the People of God of whom we are a part; so it is not addressed to pagans. Jesus said: "I do not pray that you take them out of the world, but that you preserve them from the evil one. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth, Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have also sent them into the world" (John 17:15-18). Jesus prayed for us, not to withdraw us from the world, but for our protection in the world and as God the Father has sent Him, Jesus also sends us into the world. "Come out from among her, My people" does not therefore mean to withdraw oneself from the world. We are to remain in the world! But like Christ, the Head, has been sanctified for us, the Body, we are also to sanctify ourselves with the Word of God.

The physical Babylon no longer exists. The Roman Catholic Church does not dominate the world. And even if it rejects the Judeo-Christian values, Europe is not governed by the antichrist although it is actively preparing his arrival.

Therefore what does Babylon represent?

"Come out from among them, My people" (Revelation 18:4), here god is uniquely speaking to His People, the Church. So let us consider what the angel says to the apostle John concerning Babylon in Revelation 18:23-24:

  • "the light of your lamp stand [luchnos] will appear in you no more", Jesus has Himself withdrawn the lamp stand (Revelation 2:4) because the church has not repented and has left its first love.

  • "the voice of the Husband is no longer heeded there [akouo, to listen to with a view to obeying]", Jesus speaks, but no one is listening anymore.

  • "the voice of the Bride is even less heeded", the true disciples, the Bride of Jesus Christ, no longer have a voice,

  • "by your drug [pharmakéia, drug] all the nations turned aside from the truth", the idolatry of religion (the opium of the people) has turned away the people from the truth,

  • "in her was found the blood of the prophets and the saints", the true prophets and the true saints were killed there so that they would no longer be heard.

So the angel describes in a precise way what he calls Babylon.

What does Babylon say to defend herself?

  • "I am seated and reign, I am not a widow, and there is no danger of my dying" (Revelation 18:7)

  • "I am in control of the whole world", she takes the place of Jesus Christ.

  • "I am not a widow", she refuses to see that the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, has rejected her,

  • "I shall never see the end", she refuses to see the judgement of God which is coming upon her (her House).

But there is something more serious, according to the prophetic words of Jeremiah about Babylon (in Jeremiah 50 and 51, God pronounces a judgement which describes what she has committed):

  • she has said that god has abandoned Israel and Judah, she has attributed to herself their place (replacement theology),

  • and she has committed crimes against the Holy One of Israel (Jeremiah 51:5-8)

That is why God has had to reaffirm that "neither Israel, nor Judah are widows of their God" (Jeremiah 51:5). Understand this: Babylon has stated that "Israel was no longer the Bride of God (His People)" and has taken her place; but God says: "Israel is still My Bride (My People)" and He has rejected Babylon (who has become a widow). For centuries the Church (and also the world) believed in replacement theology (some people still believe in it today) and for that reason has persecuted the Jews, the People of Israel, the People of God.

What did Babylon do all this time?

  • her greed has reached its height (Jeremiah 51:13),

  • her idolatry has poured out its lies (Jeremiah 51:17),

  • her prostitution has made her subdue (dominate) all the nations (Revelation 17:15).

But God has said three times in Jeremiah 50 and 51: "Come out from among her so that you do not perish with her, so that you escape God’s anger…" (Jeremiah 50:8 and Jeremiah 51:6,45), for He is going to repay her for her works. God has to show His justice because of Jerusalem and Israel (Jeremiah 51:10,36,56) for Israel is always the tribe of His inheritance (Jeremiah 51:19). Therefore He will bring Israel back to her dwelling place, into the pastures of Carmel and Golan, and He sets down her soul on the mountains of Ephraim (Jeremiah 50:19).

When will that happen?

"Come out from among her, My people, … Let not your heart be troubled, nor be afraid…" (Jeremiah 51:46-47). Talking of the time preceding His Coming, Jesus took this passage when he said: "You will hear of wars and rumours of wars: keep yourselves from being troubled, for it is necessary that these things should happen. But still it will not be the end. Nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be, in various places, famines and earthquakes" (Matthew 24:6-7).

Revelation speaks in detail of the fall of Babylon the Great in chapter 14:

  • God’s true gospel must first of all be preached to all the peoples of the earth in order that all men may fear God and render to Him glory and worship (verses 6 and 7),

  • Babylon the Great will be judged and will fall (verse 8),

  • The beast and his image will be there (verse 9) and will be judged.

As the seduction will be great, we must persevere and keep God’s commandments and faith in Jesus Christ until the end (Revelation 14:12).

"Come out from among her…"

Why is it necessary to come out?

  • as the people of Israel had to leave Babylon to enter again the Land of Promise (Jeremiah 50:19), we are to leave Babylon the Great to enter the promises of God for our lives,

  • in order not to participate in her sins and partake of her plagues (Revelation 18:4),

  • to prepare ourselves and become the true Bride of Christ (Revelation 19:7-8).

Babylon the Great

In conclusion, Babylon is not a particular Christian denomination, but it is the church that accepts replacement theology, which continues to practise idolatry, which does not let Christ reign, which prevents the saints from entering into their calling, which silences the prophets of God and which listens to false prophets, which opposes present day Israel, and which finally will welcome the Antichrist. Let he who has ears hear what the Spirit says!

"Order given by Jeremiah the prophet to Seraia" (Jeremiah 51:59) this message is therefore on the Website www.seraia.com

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