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In these verses we find the reaction in heaven to the destruction of Babylon. Babylon had slain the saints; now God slays Babylon. As a confirmation to the citizens of heaven that the destruction is final, an angel takes a millstone and casts it into the sea to symbolize the sure and complete destruction of Babylon (v. 21). Never again will domestic activity be heard. Grinding was done by the women at home with two great circular stones, one on top of the other. The corn was put into a hole in the upper stone; it was ground between the two stones and emerged through the lower stone. The creaking sound of stone on stone will never again be heard. Neither will there be the sound of the craftsman doing his trade or of the sound of wedding rejoicing, for even love will die. Never again will there be light on the streets or in the houses. The reason is twofold: Babylon deceived the nations and Babylon killed the saints (vv. 23-24).
The description of Babylon’s destruction in Revelation 18 declares it will be destroyed suddenly (“in one day her plagues will come” [v. 8]; “for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste” [v. 17]). The destruction will be complete and final, “it shall be found no more at all” (Jer. 51:63-64); “So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer” (Rev. 18:21). Babylon will be destroyed with fire from heaven as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Rev. 18:18; 16:17-21). Universal peace will follow the destruction.
I should never live for accumulating money or things as it will be worthless in eternity. “The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (I Tim. 6:10). Just like the example in the destruction of Babylon, it will destroy me.
"Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!" Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and will be found no more; and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters, will be heard in you no more, and a craftsman of any craft will be found in you no more, and the sound of the mill will be heard in you no more, and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery. And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth."
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Revelation 15:1-8The day of judgment is coming
Revelation 16:1-12The Bowl Judgments
Revelation 16:13-21The great battle called Armagedon
Revelation 17:1-8The destruction of Babylon
Revelation 17:9-18The Beast assumes world political power
Revelation 18:1-8The fall of political Babylon
Revelation 18:9-19The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall
Revelation 18:20-24Babylon will be destroyed suddenly
Revelation 19:1-8The marriage supper of the Lamb
Revelation 19:9-16Christ on a white horse
Revelation 19:17-21The Beast and His Armies Defeated
Revelation 20:1-6Life in the Millennium will be peaceful
Revelation 20:7-10Rebellion at the end of the Millennium
Revelation 20:11-15The Great White Throne Judgment
Revelation 21:1-8The New Heaven and the New Earth
Revelation 21:9-21The beauty of the New Jerusalem
Revelation 21:22-27Is your name written in the Lambs Book of Life?