“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” Rev 18:1-5
God’s people are in Babylon, and God is calling them to come out. If they do not, it does not mean that they aren’t saved. It just means that they will receive of her plagues, the plagues which God pours out on Babylon (the seven bowls of wrath) to judge her and bring about her fall. God doesn’t want that, because He is not pouring out wrath on His people! Thus the plea for His people to come out!
Jesus told us that it will be like the days of Lot, when the Son of Man is revealed (Luk 17:24-32). Lot was dwelling in Sodom, and God sent and called him out, lest he take part in the judgment and wrath that was coming upon Sodom to bring about its fall (Gen 19). Remember that the history recorded in Torah is also prophecy! Nothing in Revelation is new, it has all been previously spoken by Moses and the Prophets.
Beloved, it is time to come out of Babylon, because her judgment is nigh. So what does that mean, what does that look like, what is Babylon anyway? Those are the kinds of things the topic coming out of babylon discusses. 🙂