BABYLON WILL BE DESTROYED
The spirit of Babylon is all around us, both in our society in general and in the Christian church in particular. In the book of Revelation we see those who have compromised with this spirit. They are seen as a woman sitting on a scarlet beast (Rev 17:3). Upon her forehead a name was written, Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots (V.5).
To identify the spirit of Babylon, look first for pride: Let us make for ourselves a name (Gen 11:4). Then, look for worldliness: The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls (Rev. 17:4). Finally, where people are drunk with lusts for pleasure, you will see in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and the unclean things of her immorality (v.4).
The command of God, Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues (Rev 18:4).
The Revelation of John continues, The beast.. will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. (Rev. 17:16). Anytime we decide to coexist with the devil, it leaves us desolate and naked, suffering in unquenchable fire.
This warning must be heard by each of us as individuals. In the sanctuary of our hearts, we must decide we are not going to compromise with Babylon in any way.