There have been many “evil” empires throughout history. Why did this one catch Gods attention so fully?

Jeremiah 50:6, 7” My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.  All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, we offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.”

Babylon is a religious nation and an exporter of religion. Revelation 17:2-5With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”

6 “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”

Babylon’s policy results in the death of the saints of God. Her error and corruption has perverted the Law of God to the point when it is heard it is cursed. It is now mammon that is the favor of God.

She is called a whore because she was once chaste. Justice and judgment favor death and not mercy. The poor are cursed and forgotten.

Jeremiah 51:7 “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.”

This is the religion she has forwarded throughout the world at the time of the judgment.

Jeremiah 51:9 “We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.”

 

The judgment of Babylon is the first of the judgments. If she were filled with prophets screaming repent of her misdeeds, her arrogance would say that she was the blessed nation. If she was called back to her chastity she would proclaim she is a lady, blessed by God and His abundance, instead of praying according to Daniel 9.

1 Peter 4:17” For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

Luke 12:47,48 “And that servant, which knew his Lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 but he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. “

“It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?”

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