Revelation Lesson 23 Day 3 Revelation 18:4-8
5. John heard another voice from heaven.
The voice warned the people of God to come out of Babylon.
Don’t participate in her sins so you won’t punished with her.
Her torment and sorrow will be proportionate to her pride and luxury. Her torment and sorrow would be proportionate to her pride and luxury; and her plagues would come upon her suddenly—death, and mourning, and famine, and consumption by fire. Barnes Notes on the New Testament.
6. God remembered Babylon’s evil deeds.
The Hebrew word translated remembered in Genesis 8:1 is similar in meaning.
But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
God didn’t suddenly think, “Oops, I lost track of time.”
The Hebrew word translated as remembered means “to mark, so as to be recognized; to mention; to be mindful; ” Strongs #H2142
In Psalm 74, Asaph sings a prayer listing their enemy’s destructive actions against them. He also lists God’s covenant promises. He reminds God of their relationship and asks Him to bring justice against their enemies.
Again, God has not forgotten any of this. But Abraham, Moses, and other prophets went before God to plead for mercy on behalf of God’s people.
In Psalm 103, David sings about God’s attributes. God remembers He created us from dust. He forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases.
In Isaiah 43:25, God says He blots out our sins so He will not remember them.
7. Our strong and powerful God takes notice.
God remembered the terror, crimes, and other sins committed by the arrogantly unrepentant.
He mercifully warned His people to escape so they wouldn’t be around when payback time finally came.
But be ready to run for it when you see the monster of desecration set up in the Temple sanctuary. The prophet Daniel described this. If you’ve read Daniel, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re living in Judea at the time, run for the hills— Matt 24:15-16 MSG