,, "And the kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, "standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'"And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: "merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; "and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. "And the fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. "The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, "and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 'For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.' And every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance" and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What is like this great city?' "And they threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.'"Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!" Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. "The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. And no craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore. And the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore."And the light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore. And the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. "And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth."
Rev. 18: 9-24
In the continuation from the ninth to the eighteenth verse we will see who will and how will weep for "Babylon"
"And the kings of the earth shall mourn and lament for her, who have been whore and furious with her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing afar off for fear of her torment, and saying, Alas! Jaoh! The great city of Babylon, the strong city, for in one hour thy judgment is come: And the merchants of the earth shall mourn and lament for her, because their goods no one buys any more: Loads of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and linen and porphyry and silk and scarlet. and every fragrant wood, and all manner of vessels of brass, and all manner of vessels of the most precious wood, bronze, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and frankincense, and peace, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and starch, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep, and horses. and the chariots, and the bodies, and the souls of men. And the fruit of the desire of thy soul departed from thee, and all that is fat and good departed from thee, and thou shalt find it no more. The merchants who enriched themselves with these burdens shall stand afar off for fear of her torment. , weeping and wailing, And saying: Jaoh! Jaoh! They build large, dressed in silk and porphyry and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; Because so much wealth dies in one hour! And all the lords of the ships, and all the people that were in the ships, and the shipwrights, and all that worked in the sea, stood afar off, and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, and said, Who was like this great city?
After the destruction of the religious "Babylon" at the beginning of the second half of the great troubles, the destruction of the political and commercial will be at the end of the great troubles.
,, "and saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 'For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.' And every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance”
Rev. 18: 16-17
We read that many will regret this system because it will have great economic and commercial benefits from it and even emperors which tells us that they will be corrupt and will engage in jobs that bring them economic and financial benefits and along the way will engage in jobs that would should deal with.
"And the kings of the earth shall mourn and lament for her, who have vowed and provoked with her," But we also see that they will distance themselves so that such evils do not befall them:
"Standing afar off for fear of her torment, saying, 'Alas!' Jaoh! They are building the great Babylon, "and then below are mentioned those who will also have" great business cooperation "with" Babylon. "
"And the merchants of the earth shall weep and wail," and the following is the reason for their regret:
"that no one buys their goods any more; Loads of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and levers and porphyry and silk and scarlet, and every fragrant wood, and all kinds of vessels made of cups, and all kinds of vessels of the most expensive wood, bronze and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and incense, and peace, and frankincense, And wine, and oil, And starch, and wheat, And cattle, and sheep, And horses, and chariots, And bodies, and souls of men. And the fruit of thy soul's desire is gone from thee, and all that is fat and good is gone from thee, and thou shalt find him no more.
and after this it is written, "The merchants who became rich with these burdens from her, will stand far from the fear of her torture, weeping and wailing, And saying: Jaoh! Jaoh! They build large, dressed in silk and porphyry and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; Because so much wealth perishes in one hour! "
We can clearly see that this is an economic interest and making a profit, and now all of a sudden the "chaos" of all their work and dazzling wealth disappears and hence so many worries and regrets. Many business partners are involved in cooperation with emperors and merchants because traders are not the only ones they sell goods in stores, but also those who will be dependent on the market or the stock market, there are all those who will do almost nothing and earn huge financial bonuses on various transactions and even illegal business. Since luxury and glamor are mentioned, both bodies and soul of human beings "we can conclude that there are all those who earn from" selling fog "by organizing various manifestations full of glamor and luxuries that are again accompanied by alcohol, illicit substances, immorality in various forms, gambling, destructive music, etc. and all that already today In full glory we can see. And of course there are all those who will in some way be dependent on this system and these traders, and there are primarily "boatmen" because cheap transportation will be twist by sea
"And all the masters of the ship, and all the people in the ships, and the boatmen, and whoever works at sea," and there are logically those carriers who will transport various goods by road and air.
And as a conclusion, there could be a claim that by crying for "Babylon", they are actually crying for their "earnings and wealth" because behind all this lies a huge "industry" of wealth, glamor and luxury. And now all of a sudden everything disappears, everything is destroyed, their hopes for a lavish life will disappear, many will not know what to do at all because their "life is destroyed" (as they like to say, when their best jobs are not going well) and that is why many will "experience heart attacks of various forms" ", there will probably be suicides or depressions and the like."
"And they cast dust upon their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas! Jaoh! A great city, in which all those who have ships at sea are enriched by its riches, because they relax in one hour! "
and all this is contrary to what God said:
,, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6: 19-21
It is God's will that man glorify God and then live a normal life so that he will not harm himself and others, and what we have studied so far is largely "destructive" because in many ways man is destroyed physically and anger follows. God’s who will arrive even though people don’t want to think about it even though they have warnings on this occasion let’s say this:
,, For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Therefore do not be partakers with them.”
,, "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.”
While sorrow, grief and despair reign on earth over the destruction of "Babylon", we read what is happening in heaven.
"Rejoice over him, ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath repented of you."
Heaven rejoices because "Babylon" has been destroyed, which has done a lot of evil so far, and it will continue to do so until it is destroyed. This system worked against God for a long time and killed or destroyed many who lived on earth. and a great multitude will be slain in the future,
It goes on to say:
"And he took a great angel, a great stone like a millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus shall Babylon the great city be cast with a great noise, and shall be found no more; in you; and no master of any trade shall be found in thee, neither shall the sound of the millstone be heard in thee: and the light of the flesh shall not shine in thee, neither shall the voice of the bride and groom be heard in thee any more; for thy merchants were the gods of the earth, for all the nations would be deceived by your sorcery. And in him was found the blood of the prophets and of the saints, and of all who were slain on earth. "
At the end of this chapter, we have some more details of what will be in "Babylon" and another confirmation of the final destruction.
"And a certain angel took a great stone, like a millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus shall Babylon the great city be cast with a great noise, and shall not be found again."
We have already read but to round off the final destruction:
,, And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.”
Rev. 16: 18-19
during this terrible earthquake, Babylon should be destroyed and then
,,… will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire
,, Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.”
The area or land around Babylon is full of bitumen and asphalt, very flammable and the final destruction will be through the fire that will swallow Babylon. he will burn everything, and there will be nothing left of Babylon, and there will be no more;
And that will be the final end of "Babylon"