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The Collapse Of World Commerce (39 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
This lesson brings us to the close of the seven years of tribulation following the rapture of the church. Although the church will not be here, the world will continue. Prophecy is being fulfilled in such an evident way that it is absolutely undeniable that we are moving toward the end times. Revelation 17 dealt with the fall of religious Babylon, the one world church that will be established on earth. The world is being prepared psychologically and mentally for a one world church combining all the religions of the world - the cults, the Christian faith, and all the other great world religions - into one world religion. That will be the vehicle by which the Antichrist will gain instant power. In the wake of the rapture when there is chaos and confusion on the earth, a great religious leader will appear and unite the world under one world religion. The Antichrist will be incarnated by Satan himself, and he has always wanted to be worshipped. He told Jesus, "Fall down and worship me, and I will give unto thee the kingdoms of the world." Jesus refused. But there is one coming who will not refuse. This one world religion will become so powerful, wealthy, and influential that the political leaders of the world will be jealous of her and eventually turn and destroy her. That will be the fall of religious Babylon. In Revelation 18 you have the fall of economic and political Babylon. The prophecy of the angel said, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen" - is fallen, the religious Babylon, is fallen the second time, the political Babylon.
"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 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 uncle ...
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