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“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” ~ Revelation 18:1

The world “angel” in the original means messenger sent from God. Only Jesus is the messenger sent from God with great power. And only he is the light that can lighten the whole world with his glory!

  • “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” ~ John 3:19
  • “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” ~ John 1:9
  • “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” ~ John 9:5

And the great power of this light message is the gospel that Jesus Christ personally delivered to the world. But many are yet blind to it because their heart is still in love with darkness.

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:4-7

When the excellency of the power and light is attributed to Jesus Christ, then the corruption of a fallen church system and a fallen leadership can be exposed and destroyed in the hearts of individuals. So don’t attribute this power and light to any man or woman!

That is why Revelation 18:1 states “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven…” John was able to clearly see Jesus, and his message against the hypocrisy of fake Christianity, after:

And so the Holy Spirit uses a humble ministry with eyes to see the deception, and anointed with the Spirit of Christ, to deliver the Revelation message. This message exposes Babylon and spiritually destroys her in the hearts of individuals that need deliverance from her deception.

“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” ~ Revelation 18:2

In Revelation 14, after the kingdoms of the beasts were exposed in Revelation chapters 12 and 13, we also heard of the double fallen condition of spiritual Babylon.

“Và có một thiên sứ khác theo sau rằng: Ba-by-lôn đã sụp đổ, thành phố vĩ đại đó đã sụp đổ, bởi vì nàng đã khiến muôn dân uống rượu của cơn thịnh nộ vì sự tà dâm của mình.” ~ Khải huyền 14: 8

And so again, later in Revelation 18, we hear the same message concerning why she is doubly fallen. Spiritual Babylon represents unfaithful and fallen Christianity. Because people use harlot fallen Christianity for their own selfish gain and purposes:

"Vì muôn dân đã uống rượu thịnh nộ của sự tà dâm của nàng, và các vua trên đất đã phạm tội tà dâm với nàng, và những người buôn bán trên đất được đánh giá giàu có nhờ sự phong phú của những món ngon của nàng." ~ Khải huyền 18: 3

So twice the Revelation message states that Babylon is double fallen. When God does this twice it is to emphasize to mankind the finality of his judgement soon to come!

This double revelation is what God did with Pharaoh’s two dreams that Joseph interpreted in Genesis.

“And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.” ~ Genesis 41:32

And also twice in history, during the sixth seal of Revelation, and then again in the seventh seal, a true ministry has declared the fallen condition of spiritual Babylon.

But then again, in Revelation 18, we are informed in more detail why Babylon is double fallen:

“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” ~ Revelation 18:2

As stated many times in prior posts, spiritual Babylon represents the hypocrisy condition of fake and fallen “Christianity”. Most every so-called “Christian” church today is corrupt and has “…become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” At one time in past history, many were true places of Christianity. But today they are completely fallen! This is a recurring condition that even happened in the Old Testament.

“How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.” ~ Isaiah 1:21

Today most churches are “the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” But why does Revelation use this symbolic language to describe this fallen condition?

We know about the devil, and foul spirits. The word “foul” in the original means “unclean” or “not cleansed”. This clearly designates the spirit of people who have not been made clean by the blood of the Lamb. So this is why it goes on to state that false Christianity, which is spiritual Babylon, is “a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”

They are called hateful birds because they hate God and his Word, and they have proposed to take love for God and his Word out of every heart they can.

  • “…Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up” ~ Matthew 13:3-4
  • “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the wayside.” ~ Matthew 13:19

These hateful birds who purpose to stop the faith of the Word from growing in the heart, are Satan’s angel/messengers (meaning fallen teachers and preachers). They are described as being bound within a cage because they are bound within chains and bars of the darkness of deception. There is no hope for them once God gives them completely over to deception.

  • “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” ~ Jude 6
  • “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

They are also bound in a cage because this is the only way that religious systems can keep their ministry together. They are not “knit together in love” (see Colossians 2:2) so consequently they must be caged by a system where they certify their approved leaders by their adherence to a man controlled system of beliefs and operations.

So the light of Jesus Christ within our hearts is the only way to clearly show that fallen Christianity is truly fallen. Because fallen Christianity has drunken of the cup of false teachings which allows for sin to continue in their lives, and for man to be in control. Consequently modern day Christianity has made many people spiritually insane.

“Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed…” ~ Jeremiah 51:7-8

Are you deceived by the deception of Babylon? Or has the pure holy light of Jesus Christ transformed your heart and life into a holy vessel that can see the true light? Has the light of Jesus Christ lightened you with his glory?

Lưu ý: sơ đồ dưới đây cho thấy chương mười tám nằm trong thông điệp Khải Huyền đầy đủ. Các thông điệp phán xét của chương 18 cũng là một phần trong việc hoàn thành mục đích của Đức Chúa Trời là tiêu diệt ảnh hưởng của thói đạo đức giả. Để hiểu rõ hơn về quan điểm cấp cao của Khải Huyền, bạn cũng có thể xem “Lộ trình Khải Huyền. ”

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