Revelation 18:7-8 (HCSB)

As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously,
give her that much torment and grief,
for she says in her heart,
“I sit as a queen;
I am not a widow,
and I will never see grief.”
 For this reason her plagues will come in one day —
death and grief and famine.
She will be burned up with fire,
because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

     In reference to symbolic Babylon at the end of the age.  What or who is symbolic Babylon?  We can only make guesses.  Perhaps the EBC is correct in thinking Babylon is indicative of the spirit of the age: “Wherever there are idolatry, prostitution, self-glorification, self-sufficiency, pride, complacency, reliance on luxury and wealth, avoidance of suffering, violence against life (v. 24), there is Babylon.”
     The point here, however, is not the identification of Babylon, but the identification of the mighty judge.  This is the Lord God who brings judgment in an hour, because he is God, because he is a mighty judge, because he can, because he will.  This is our God.
     Is this your God, dear reader?
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