Fall of Babylon  

One in a series of 6 Serigraphs in the Revelation Series  

by Nancy  Macgregor     22”x28”      $350.00

Revelation 16-18

The bowls at the top of the print contain the prayers of the saints poured out as retribution.  God finally seeks vengeance for the martyrs. Each bowl depicts another aspect of God’s wrath.  Sores, foul water, fire, blood, darkness and earthquake bring an end to those hostile to God’s divine purposes.  From the last bowl, comes the final destruction of the earth as Babylon falls.

The harlot riding the beast represents corruption in every form; lust for political power, obsession with material goods, and sexual seduction. She is called Babylon after the great city of the Babylonian Empire, but that name is also used in John’s time to represent Rome. He predicts it’s corruption and eventual fall also. The Harlot is dressed in purple and scarlet, and covered with jewels to emphasize lust for power, riches and luxury.  She carries a cup of impurities; the visible sign of her past deeds, which she will be forced to drink.

The beast represents all kingdoms of the earth which succumb to the temptation of the harlot.  They are so permeated with evil, that the beast exudes Satan’s characteristics;  scarlet color, foaming mouth, 7 horns and 10 heads.

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons... For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication...”  Rev 18:2a,3a

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