Revelation 14:8 And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
The above reference points to a time during the Great Tribulation when “Babylon” will cause all nations to be intoxicated with sin and godlessness. Nations will lose all sense of morality and reason, and follow mindlessly after her. Some have interpreted “Babylon” as a commercial/political system and others as a religious anti-God movement. There are others (like myself) who believe that the ancient city of Babylon in modern-day Iraq will rise again. As in days past, she will cause humankind to be drunk with pride and rebellion in the last days. However one interprets Babylon, one thing is for sure – human beings will be greatly deceived and lose all moral consciousness during this period.
Although the drunkenness of the end-times will be on a world-wide scale, history reveals several instances of mass drunkenness in nations. Thomas Mann, a German writer who had to go into exile because of his anti-fascist views, compared the coming of Hitler and the Nazis to a kind of “mass drunkenness” in Germany. He described it as an intoxication where “virtue sets aside her shield, the mind drops its scepter . . . Mass-drunkenness, which relieves the person of responsibility, is an end in itself. The ideology which it exalts, such as the State, or Socialism, or the greatness of the country, is not essential to it. They are only pretexts. The one aim is drunkenness. One must get rid of his own self, his own thoughts – or, more precisely, of morality and reason in general.” Mann (I don’t agree with him on everything) saw clearly what many in Germany failed to see until it
was too late.
This mass intoxication that comes from a bottle of lies is no different than the one from an alcoholic beverage. People under the
influence are no longer in proper control of their actions, behavior or decisions. They lose their ability to discern and defend themselves and are easily robbed. They do things to others that bring sorrow, shame, abuse, and pain. When they get sober, they have bruises they can’t explain, losses they can’t retrieve and regrets they can’t take back. Symptoms of this mass drunkenness can be seen in America today. Right before our eyes – untold billions are being spent; our defenses are being lowered against proven enemies like Russia; proven allies like Israel are being abandoned; our children are being subject to strange indoctrination; socialism is exalted through the health scare plan; government interference in business and banking system is growing daily; traditional family values are being eroded; and biblical principles that undergird this nation have been discarded. Our founding fathers would be shocked to see what is happening in America today. In fact, they would think that we were drunk for allowing such things to pass right under our noses. The consequences of these decisions are not only devastating to us but also to our
children and grandchildren.
Here is the concoction to get our nation sober: Titus 2:12-13 “ . . . denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Let’s take the first step today: “Hi my name is (Insert Your Name here) and I am mass drunk.” Anybody else sober out there?