18 And [kai] cried [krazo] when they saw [horao] the
smoke [kapnos] of her [autos] burning, [purosis] saying, [lego] What [tis] city is like [homoios] unto this great [megas]
city [polis]! KJV-Interlinear
18 and were
crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,' What city is like the
great city?' NASB
The entire world is collapsing all around them, and what do people think of?
'What city is like this city?'
And in order to put this into some perspective, consider some of these other sayings.
What is like the great pyramid?
What is like the great ocean?
What is like the great mountain?
Who is like the great Zeus?
Who is like the great wind god?
Who is like the great beast, Rev 13:4?
Who is able to wage war with him?
And so the object of their worship, the object of their priorities, the one on whom they placed their faith and trust, is destroyed seemingly in an hour. Fallen, destroyed, put to shame virtually overnight.
The mighty plan of anti-christ, the one who sat on the white horse, the champion of the people, the one who was going to bring utopia, riches, prosperity, happiness to all, is gone in less than seven years.
Jesus Christ controls history. Through nearly seven thousand years thus far, Christ has perpetuated human history through wars, disasters, disease, floods, and on and on, and humanity has thrived with growing populations continually. And, He was not even present in person, as a leader, during all of those thousands of years.
And now, when Satan has his chance, has his champion the anti-christ, the entire world collapses in less than seven years. That is your one hour, that is your overnight failure, that is the total failure of evil.
Documented verbally since the time of Adam, documented in detailed writing since the time when John wrote these words, documented throughout history and throughout the entire lives of every individual who has ever lived, documented through the up and down trends of human history.
And yet, most folks ignore their spiritual life, ignore God, ignore Christ, ignore doctrine, advance through their life, and end up with nothing, just as all of Satan's plans will end up. Supporting nothing and gaining nothing.
When all a person has to do, is spend perhaps five minutes a day, reading and studying the scriptures, learning something for life, and ending up with blessings that exceed all imagination.
And yet most folks work and hustle and run through life chasing after happiness and catching nothing. And in the end of history, the end of the world will be the most horrific time in all of human history.
And still, people will look to the things of the world, rather than to Christ.
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