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Revelation 18:20


20 Rejoice [euphraino] over [epi] her, [autos] thou heaven, [ouranos] and [kai] ye holy [hagios] apostles [apostolos] and [kai] prophets; [prophetes] for [hoti] God [theos] hath avenged [krima] [krino] you [humon] on [ek] her. [autos] KJV-Interlinear


20 "Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her." NASB


A contrast arises between those unbelievers on the earth who are crying over the loss of their worldly systems of evil, and believers in heaven who are cheering its destruction.

Too often liberal thinking detests the cheering of the failure of someone or something, and that detesting attitude is usually hypocrisy as evil consistently cheers over the failure or defeat of good in all forms.

Biblically speaking, liberal thinking refers to all attempts to add to or modify truth in an attempt to achieve a better truth, which is of course a lie, and evil.

However, the angel who began this series of announcements, now addresses the believers in heaven, from within the structure of Johns vision, and announces or leads the cheer for the defeat of evil. And that cheer is appropriate.

Evil has been destroying life, freedom, liberty and so forth since the fall of Adam.

Evil is the policy of Satan in his attempt to defeat God, and good. He would prefer to see everything destroyed in order to bring victory to himself at the expense of God and believers. That alone would end up destroying everything, including Satan himself.

But smart as he is, he does not believe that he is the instrument of his own destruction, if he did win the war between good and evil.

Satan's evil policies include an opposite principle of evil, for every principle of good contained with truth.

For example, freedom of mans volition is replaced by slavery or control of someone by someone else. Marriage is replaced with alternate lifestyles. Family is substituted with various divorce arrangements or failure in marriage. Free enterprise is replaced with the various ism's in government and politics. Privacy and ownership and patriotism and so forth are all replaced with alternative views opposing authority and divine institutions.

And on and on the examples continue, for every point of truth there is a counter-point promoting lies.

Babylon is the epitome of total opposition toward truth and the quintessence of failure as a result.

Evil destroys life and freedoms and therefore its destruction is a blessing and something to cheer about. Anyone who promotes evil should fail in their efforts, because their success destroys life and opportunity for all.

God has a plan that will enable everyone to be a winner. Evil promotes a plan implying victory, but where in fact, nobody wins

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