Revelation Lesson 23 Day 4 Lament

The Lament

Revelation 18:9-20

8 a. Lamenting over Babylon

The kings and political leaders of the land

The ten kings mentioned in Rev 17:16-17 are the ones who turned on the scarlet woman and are now used by God to accomplish His judgment. They copied her superstitions and adopted her idolatries. Adam Clarke

The traders of the land

They will cry and carry on because the bottom dropped out of their business, no more market for their goods (MSG)

—All the shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea

They got rich on her getting and spending. And now it’s over—wiped out in one hour! MSG

b.  Matthew 6:19-21

True treasures are heavenly treasures.

Every person, organization and nation should put God and His kingdom first. 

But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. Matt 6:33 AMP

9. O Heaven, celebrate! And join in, saints, apostles, and prophets!

Because God has judged her; every wrong you suffered from her has been judged.

10. Prayer on behalf of all people

I pray that a great awakening will sweep through every city, nation, and people group.

I pray that the underground revival will continue and increase in the Middle East.

I pray acts of terrorism against civilians and especially the people of God will be found out and stopped before they happen. Lord, cause confusion, misfires, loss of interest, defunding, and infighting.

I pray those who persuade others that evil is good and good is evil will come to know the truth.

I pray Christians will not tolerate television programs that expose children and adults to immorality, wickedness, and violence. (OneMillionMoms is one way to speak up.)

I pray the evangelists of immorality, applauded by the media and the government, will cease.

I pray angelic protection and deliverance for the victims of child abuse, spousal abuse, and sex trafficking. May the believers around the world show themselves strong through prayer and action.


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