Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ June 17 ______

BABYLON HAS FALLEN

 

Look here comes a chariot of men with a pair of horsemen!” Then he answered and said, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen! And all the carved images of her gods lie has broken to the ground.” __Isaiah 21:9__

The spirit of God is being withdrawn from the earth, and drunkenness, inanity, revelry, and crime are rapidly increasing. There is before us a terrible crisis. The lives of many will go out in darkness. …

The last great conflict is before us; but help is to come to all who love God and obey His law; and the earth, the whole earth, is to be lighted with the glory of God. “Another angel” is to come down from heaven. This angel represents the giving of the loud cry, which is to come from those who are preparing to cry mightily, with a strong voice, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”

We have a testing message to give, and I am instructed to say to our people, unify, unify. But we are not to unify with those who are departing from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. With our hearts sweet and kind and true, we are to go forth to proclaim the message, giving no heed to those who lead away from the truth. (Manuscript 31, April 2, 1906)

Reflection:

Revelation 18 points to the time when, as the result of rejecting the foretold warning of Revelation 14:6-12, the church will have fully reached the condition to see toid by the second angel, and the people of God still in Babylon will be called upon .1 or_cipa rate from her communion. This message is the last that will ever be given to the and it will accomplish its work. (The Great Controversy, 390)