You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
4 My heart
[lebab] panted [ta`ah], fearfulness
[pallatsuwth] affrighted [ba`ath] me: the night [nesheph] of
my pleasure [chesheq] hath he turned [suwm] into fear [charadah] unto
4 My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has
been turned for me into trembling. NASB
Just to correct a little confusion. You cannot look to one person or group or country and say that they are the Babylon. Babylon is symbolic in these prophecies, representing the evil of the entire world. It is not a city or nation, but by the time of the Rapture, it will apply to, and describe, all countries and all peoples in the entire world.
Satan started evil from the source of his arrogance. People simply perpetuate it from the source of their indifference toward truth. Both originate from arrogance. Both are the source of invented religions, philosophies, and belief systems all of which are totally false.
Isaiah continues in his description of the attitude of those who will be caught up in the phenomenal destruction of judgment in those end days of history.
The night of my pleasure, refers to the night life, the time that most look to and anticipate good times, partying, rest and relaxation, contentment in ones latter years or at any time of ones life. It is a false system of peace or accomplishment that in reality does not and never will exist, for those who reject truth.
The panting heart describes one who is staggering as though intoxicated, and so giddy, anxious, confused, disoriented, and frightened.
The plans of their life, their ideals, their possessions, their status, all that they looked forward to, are gone.
Some people are disgusting criminal types, leaches, power mongers. Some people are, sincere, religious, maybe even church goers, dedicated to the presumed nobility of their beliefs. But in the end, all who reject God, Christ, truth for whatever reason or motivation, they will all fall into the category of evil.
Evil begins simple such as taking a single bite out of the fruit of a forbidden tree, but all evil regardless of its innocence or magnitude, degenerates into corruption and violence, and eventually to its maximum low which is the end of the world.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.