Fallen is Babylon

Babylon was probably the first of the great cities in the ancient world. It was an economic, political, scientific, and cultural center. Think of it as the ancient equivalent of New York, Singapore, or London.

Babylon was impressive in human standards, but we find in Revelation 18 that God was not impressed. The entire chapter – entitled The Fall of Babylon – is a condemnation of this once-magnificent culture.

It culminates with verse 21: “Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, ‘So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and will be found no more.’”

Why did Babylon fall? There’s so much to say, but I want to focus on just one phrase: As she gloried herself… (Revelation 18:7)

Adjust Your Sights

Like with a rifle, you’ve got to adjust your sights. If your sights are off, it doesn’t matter how much skill you have, you’re going to be off target. What do I mean by that? If you want to increase the accuracy of the trajectory of your bullet you’ve got to make sure that you have a rear sight that’s …

Every Ministry Morning

Every morning of your ministry, it won’t be hard to find reasons to complain or feel discouraged. But every morning, you’ll have an opportunity to experience a comfort from the Lord that overwhelms all these negative emotions.

Short Term Benefit, Long Term Gain

Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”“Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.