"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
Dealing With The Desire To Be Famous Part IV
The first three articles of this series shows us the beginning of a city that became a very powerful nation; even as it was later destroyed in the natural, the spirit of Babylon has been negatively affecting humanity since. This Babylonian spirit will continue to do so until the very end.
In the book of Daniel we see Babylon at its best as they took Judah captive. Six Hundred years before Christ and under the leadership of Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon became the most powerful and famous land in the world. Babylon was known for all the gold they had, for the beautiful buildings, for having the wisest men on earth during that time.
This great glory came to an end roughly seventy years after capturing Israel. This time the Medo-Persia nations overcame Babylon and overtook Israel. But the spirit of Babylon it still alive today. We are dealing with this spirit and will do so until the end. Revelation 17:1-5 tells us:
“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” NKJV
The spirit of Babylon took over the political system of the world. (Genesis 18:9)
The spirit of Babylon took over the economy of the world. (Genesis 18:11)
The spirit of Babylon took over the music and the art of the world. (Genesis 18:22)
This is the same spirit that started with a shameful mockery of a son to his father, a spirit that provoked the first curse to be proclaimed on the earth. This is the same spirit that we found in the Tower of Babel as Nimrod and his peoples wanted to make a name for them and wanted to rebel against God’s commandments. In Revelation 18:4-5 Jesus tells us concerning Babylon:
“4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” NKJV
We must desire to love God above all things, we must desire to be anointed over any record deal, we must desire to give God all the glory, all the honor and all the praise…we must come out and have nothing to do with the selfish and rebellious spirit of Babylon. Do you still want to be famous?