In 1929 the worst stock market crash happened worldwide and it led to what is known as the Great Depression. Black Monday occurred on the 19th October 1987 and it marked the biggest single-day decline in the history of stock markets. The most recent stock market crash happened in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Will there be further crashes? Yes and they will be fast and furious. In his vision John sees a final never to be seen before world-wide collapse of stocks, shares and the economies of the world. Everyone will be affected. As long as the core elements of heat, oxygen and fuel are sustained it only takes 30 seconds for a fire to exponentially spread and less than 5 minutes for a house to be consumed. In John’s vision he sees that within just 1 hour Babylon, this false-religious, idol-worshipping, pleasure-seeking city collapses forever. Those nations and governments who invested into her deceptive ways will not be able to do a thing. She will be gone. But there is something hidden within John’s vision that is a stand-out thought of what has actually gone. See if you can see it.
“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. 10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!’ 11 “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— 12 cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; 13 cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.” (Revelation 18 v 9-13)
In what seems to be every commodity from every nation of the earth impacted by the fall of Babylon we see a most important end also in v13, ‘human beings sold as slaves’.
Will it ever end for the estimated 40.3 million people who live in some form of modern slavery today?
Will it end for the 10 million child-slaves world-wide today?
Will it end for the 4.8 million sexually exploited people?
Will it end for the teenage girl forced to marry because her family cannot survive financially?
Will it end for the homeless man who is kidnapped from the streets of London to be held as a working slave in some dark hidden place?
Will slavery end? John’s vision says it does!
When Babylon falls then not everyone is mourning. There are many mourning today longing for justice and it is coming.