The fall of Babylon
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A number of prophecies against the nations are recorded in Isaiah Chapters 13 to 23 @ Babylon, Assyria, Philistines, Moab, Damascus, Cush, Egypt, Edom, Arabia, Jerusalem and Tyre. Commonly PRIDE and UNGODLINESS was the cause of God’s wrath and judgement upon them.
📝 The Bible says, “For the Lord Almighty has purposed and who can thwart him ? His hand is stretched out, who can turn it back” ? Isaiah 14 : 27
THE FALL OF BABYLON
( 📖 Isaiah 14 : 12-23 )
📝 The Bible depicts “Babylon as the jewel of kingdoms” ( 13:19a ). It was a powerful nation on the face of the earth but when God’s wrath and judgement falls upon them then the nations pondered and said :
“Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home ? ( 14:15-17 )
WHAT WAS WRONG ❓
📝 The Bible tells us that the Lord had used Babylon as an instrument to punish his people ( “I am raising up the Babylonians.. to seize dwelling places not their own” ✒️ Habakkuk 1:6 ). But the glory of the Babylonians was its PRIDE ( 13:19 ) and as result “they will be overthrown like Sodom and Gomorrah” ( 13:19b ; 14: 12 )
📝 The Bible says, “PRIDE goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a FALL” ( Prov 16:18 )
📌 P R I D E – a Five Letter word conceived a Five-fold affirmations inside the heart of the Morning Star, the son of the dawn – Babylon ( v 12-14 ) that leads to its destruction :
1) I will ascend to heaven .
2) I will raise my throne above the stars of God.
3) I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly.
4) I will ascend above the tops of the clouds.
5) I will make myself like the Most High.
📌 The Lord had pronounced his judgement ( v 15 ) with stern actions ( v 22-23 ) :
1) I will rise up against them.
2) I will cut off from Babylon her name, survivors, offspring and descendants.
3) I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland.
4) I will sweep her with the broom of destruction.
📝 The Bible and the world history recorded the fall and the destruction of Babylon ( “.. they were brought down to the grave.. v 15 )
💞 Beloved Church, Peter writes : God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. He further exhorts us to “be humble under God’s mighty hand, and he will lift us up in His time” ✒️ 1Pet 5:5-6
Glory to God 🙌
✍🏻 Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India 🇮🇳