Today’s chapter deals with the destruction of the great city Babylon and brings together numerous prophecies from the Old Testament. The encouragement for God’s people is that they should all leave the city. We’ll see what that means for us today.
The Bible makes a clear distinction between true and false religion. Jesus calls Himself “the truth” and calls the devil “the father of lies.” This chapter looks forward to the climax of all false beliefs in the form of “Mystery Babylon.”
We are about to witness the pouring out of the Seven Bowls, the final set of judgments. In Chapter 6, the martyred saints asked “How long?” before God would avenge their blood. In today’s chapters the final answer to their question is given.