will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth
dismay among the nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and
the wave, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things
which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will
And then they
will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Zerubbabel governor of Judah saying, I am going to shake the heavens
and the earth. And I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and
destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations. Haggai 2- 21,22
The coming of
the Lord is the event, which triggers the shaking of the powers from
their places authority.
triggers great convulsions in the natural world; it looks like the
whole order of creation is rocked by this apostolic release of power.
that we presently know as reality will be turned upside down.
expression, which will be convulsive, is the invisible reality of war
were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there
was a great earthquake, such as there has not been since man came to
be upon the earth, so great a earthquake was it, and so mighty.
And the great
city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell.
And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup
of the wine of his fierce wrath. Revelation 16-18,19
And the woman
whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the
earth. Revelation 17-18
of revelation is first the powers that rule this world; secondly it
is the earthly expressions of this power. It’s not some institution
it’s everything that expresses this heavenly reality.
biblical expositors try to make this harlot of revelation something
that has a fixed point in this world.
are many fixed points that express this reality, but the force of
propulsion lies with the heavenly powers that rule this cosmos.
This is where
we have to start.
If we try to
point to something in the world and say this is Babylon, it becomes a
very much alive in this world, but we have to realize that it is only
an expression of the reality of the heavenly.
first the world spirit. Behind this spirit is the prince of the
powers of the air; he is the energizing force that is released into
hate to believe this but we live in a world that is dominated by his
race is only just racing into the full development of antichrist.
not something that is coming he has been here since the beginning,
what we are witnessing today is the full development of this figure,
we already worship his image.
666 is just really only the full development of this man of sin.
He dwells in
Adam; this is his arena of operation. If you live in Adam you are
under his jurisdiction.
Adam is a
slave to this spirit, it’s like Adam is one with this reality.
outside of Christ is chained to this man of sin, they are forced into
doing his will, and they can’t break free from the chains that hold
escape is through the cross, which is regeneration into the new
humanity, which is Christ.
now become a beast; he is something totality other than what God
We are living
in a time when we are calling evil good and good evil.
spirit is growing in leaps and bounds. Who knows what the full
expression will really look like when fully developed.
I remember a
dear old brother speaking to me one day, he said the world is looking
and waiting for the man of sin to arrive on the scene, he said don’t
you know that he lives in us?
things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great
authority. And the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried
with a mighty voice, saying fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And
she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every
unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk the wine of
her passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have
committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth
have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.
And I heard
another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her my people, that
you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of
her plagues. Revelation 18-1,2,3,4