by David Wilkerson
Babylon is falling! That merchandising world of greed and self is
collapsing. “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers
of their sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).
We have so spiritualized Babylon that we have missed a simple,
fundamental truth. It is spoken of in Revelation 18 and includes
“delicious living” and “making merchants rich” (see Revelation 18:3).
There is nothing wrong with merchants becoming rich. But Babylon
represents a spirit of greed-a spirit so powerful, so evil and driving
that it says, “People don’t count. All that counts is the bottom line
on the balance sheet!”
Merchants will weep in that day of terror, not for the multitudes
who are burning in a holocaust but because their money machine
is gone. Wall Street has been called the nation’s “greed capital,”
but this spirit is not limited to location. It is sweeping society in
general – even the Church!
The Holy Spirit is saying, “Don’t let your greed make the merchants
richer. Don’t get carried away with the spending and the debt.
Curb your appetites. Enough is enough! Get off the Babylonian
greed-mill. Shake off the spirit that lusts for riches and more and
more things! Do not partake of the sin of Babylon, which is
merchandising with a spirit of greed.”
What an awesome preparation: Jesus wants me with Him! Since
the day He left the earth, He has been preparing for my coming to
meet Him in heaven.
Thank God for one more great preparation! Jesus said, “I go to
prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).
I am deeply strengthened by such love. He is preparing for me
and I, in turn, desire to prepare for Him!