Today’s Text: Revelation 14:1 – 19:5.
Highlights: Yesterday we read about the dragon and his allies and their goal to deceive mankind. Today we read about the fall of those who fought against God.
Note how today’s reading ends: “After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” (19:1-3).
In chapter 14 the Lamb is pictured as victorious and angels begin announcing the fall of Babylon and those who worship the beast. The time for judgment has arrived. This story unfolds with 7 angels pouring out 7 bowls of God’s wrath. In 17 and 18 the great Babylon is described like a harlot, appropriate for the immoralities being practiced, but it is really talking about a city (see 17:18).
Consider 17:14. It appears the outcome of these battles was never really in doubt. Whether men will trust God may be in doubt but we know God will win. Why does 17:14 tells us God will win? Why does it say we will win with Him?