(i) Revelation 14 Babylon has Fallen
Revelation 14 Babylon has Fallen is the conquering of the lower desires represented by Babylon by mans higher spiritual nature symbolised by Jerusalem. Jerusalem has already been explained on this website in an earlier article here. It does not refer to a place in and of itself. It represents the lower nature both within us and society. The Book of Revelation is telling us that if the Babylon internally and externally of us has fallen, in other words if society and we are consumed by lower desires of materialism then they will fall and suffer God’s Wrath (lack of His Love).
Revelation 14: 6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Angel = NOT a winged creature but the spiritual impulse within.
Midst of heaven = right side of the brain, the tabernacle or Holy Place.
Gospel = ancient scriptures warning that there is a problem with mankind’s current relationship with himself and the earth. there is the implication that there needs to be a change that must happen.
14 : 7. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
This is not asking us to live a traditional ‘God Fearing’ life but to look at our life when we have been separated from our spiritual nature
Hour of his judgement has come = this refers to our PERSONAL judgement of the relevance of spirituality to our lives.
Heaven = spiritual realms of Light and Sound inside
Earth = our body
Sea = water of Truth which John baptized or initiated his disciples into
fountains of the waters = the truth that moves through us in our daily lives originating from our initiation into spirit.
This verse is asking if we want to fully engage in a spiritual life and know what the purpose of Life is, where we are going and how wisely we are going to spend our time on earth.
14 : 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Babylon = a symbol of the lower nature of desire and sensation which holds the soul in captivity (Gaskills Dictionary, p88)
she made all nations drink of the wine… the lower desires of man have trapped him 2000 years ago as they do today. We did not preserve our womb for the bridegroom (Christ) so that we may be born a virgin (without thought in meditation).
Babylon has fallen = no longer spiritualised by the higher centres but indulged in materially. The world is consumerism out of control and society feeds (drinks) on her self indulgence.
However, the lower nature (Babylon) can never destroy the higher (Jerusalem) as illustrated in the verse below :
Ezra 1 : 11 All the vessels of gold and of silver were five thousand and four hundred. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.
5 + 4 = 9.
9 = higher consciousness in Numerology.
This verse is saying that despite the trappings of the lower nature (Babylon) , the higher nature of man is always preserved and can be accessed. Our soul is always there to be accessed if we are willing to sacrifice the time and commit to it.
Babylon is therefore not able to destroy the divine aspects represented by Silver and Gold.
Revelation 14 : 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
worship the beast = lower desires and material world are ‘worshiped’ as people compete in the system. The desire to have more and more.
mark on his forehead or hand= six six six. The third eye is closed to the material world and lower desires which dominate and block out the spiritual light :
Our hands are used just to survive in the system or to accumulate material possessions :
Revelation 14 : 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
This verse makes reference to those that worship materialism.
Wrath of God = the absence of Gods Love. It is impossible for God to be angry !. When we dwell in the lower desires we do not connect with the purity and joy of God.
wine poured out without mixture = energy of the lower desires has not been mixed and purified by the higher energies of spirit and man just consumes this lower energy.
cup of indignation = indignation means anger, dissatisfaction, unhappiness. Man without a spiritual purpose lives to compete materially but never finds satisfaction and contentment. Always wants more
John 8 : 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Being led down the path of the lower desires we are led to the Father or God of lies. This refers to the world we live in with constant wars and strife
(ii) Revelation 14 Babylon has Fallen In our Internal and External World
We can see that the world has fallen to the lower desires but what if it falls within us. In other words our lower nature is not purified by a spiritual impulse within ? Society (Babylon) has fallen and we can see some of the images below to show how lost the world is :
1st Samuel 18 : 25And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
foreskins = lower desires of man
27Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
slew 200 men and brought their foreskins = David was able to raise the consciousness of 200 men by getting them to raise above their lower nature. The task David undertook was to kill the lower desire aspect out of as many people as possible and allow them to be free from those distractions.
The desire to also be part of the materialistic ‘system’ has to be cut away so we can find the only thing we can truely depend on inside of us.. our spirituality and journey to God. We have a place of stillness and purity inside connected to spirit which we can access through meditation on the Light and Sound or other means.