What does the text say? - John saw another angel come from heaven and the earth was illuminated by his Glory. He called out loudly that Babylon had fallen and become the place only for demons and a prison for very foul spirit, and a cage for every kind of unclean bird, for all nations are contaminated by the city’s immorality and luxury. Another voice from heaven advised all God’s people to leave the city to ensure they don’t share in her plagues and the destruction of God’s Judgement, for every luxury and evil deed will be matched by torment and sorrow as the plagues overtake her in one day, and she will be completely burned by fire, also all trade will cease, causing those who dealt in every kind of merchandise to mourn for their lost profits. God’s people will rejoice at this Judgement of God against evil. Then a mighty angel threw a huge boulder into the sea, saying that in like manner God will throw Babylon down and it will not be a centre of trade again because of the evil done there and the blood of God’s people everywhere.
Quote:- (David Pawson)”Very few realise that the famous ‘Hallelujah’ chorus in Handel’s Messiah oratorio is a celebration of the collapse of the world economy, the closure of stock exchanges, the bankruptcy of banks and the disruption of trade and commerce! Only God’s people will be singing ‘Hallelujah’ (which means Praise the Lord) on that day!”