by Ernest Easley

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The Collapse of the World Market (32 of 40)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 18
June 8, 2003

Revelation chapter 18! That's where we find ourselves this morning in our study of GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING.

This 18th chapter carries with it warning: If you decide to live for this world rather than to live for God are going to get what you want but will not want what you get. God is going to give you this world! And one of these days, your world will go up in smoke!

Last Sunday in chapter 17, we read about the collapse of the Devil's counterfeit church. Prior to those 7 years of tribulation, the true church, the Jesus church is going to be caught up and caught out of this world to be forever with the Lord. That's is called the rapture.

And when that happens, the Devil will try to accomplish what he has always desired: to be worshipped and adored.

Now somebody says, "Why would anybody left behind want to be a part of the Devil's counterfeit church led by the False Prophet? What will be so appealing?" The appeal of godhood!

The False Prophet will be preaching a False Gospel that will say, "Manhood = Godhood. Deify man, Humanize God." Ever since the Garden of Eden, the desire to be a god has been appealing to man.

No where in the Word of God are we told that God intended you to be a god or that one day you will become a god. That was Satan's promise to Eve, not God's promise to man.

So after those 21 judgments and prior to the battle of Armegeddon, the Devil's World Church is going to collapse.

Now when you come to chapter 18, you find the collapse of the Devil's World Market or government. In chapter 17, the religious Babylon falls. In chapter 18, the commercial Babylon will fall. Keep in mind that Babylon speaks of a place and a philosophy.

The city of Babylon is mentioned more times in the Bible than any other city except for Jerusalem. Jerusalem is number one, Babylo ...

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