Two Women at the End of the Bible

Revelation 17-18 presents a woman named Babylon and chapters 19, 21-22 reveal a woman named New Jerusalem who is the bride, the wife of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.

The sixty-six books of the Bible speak of many things and contain many revelations. In the end, however, there are two women. The conclusion of the Bible, the last chapters of the book of Revelation, is a story of Babylon and Jerusalem—two cities and two women. We need to have a clear understanding of the principles represented by these two women.*

New JerusalemBabylon, the development from Babel in Genesis 11, signifies confusion and rebel-lion against God. In Revelation 18:4-5 there is a cry, “Come out of her, My people, that you do not participate in her sins and that you do not receive her plagues; for her sins have accumulated up to heaven, and God has remembered her unrighteousnesses.”

By the end of Revelation 18 Babylon is destroyed and chapter 19 begins with praises to God. Then there is a wonderful declaration in 19:7, “Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

May we all love the Lord Jesus and pursue Him to experience Him, gain Him, and be filled with Him that we may be constituted into New Jerusalem as His bride, His wife.

* from Witness Lee, The Four Men in the Bible, chap. 9, published and © by Living Stream Ministry.

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Posted by Don on April 19, 2024

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