Controlled Demolition

When I lived in Seattle, WA we had a massive structure called the Kingdome. It was an all concrete dome in which the Seattle Seahawks played football for years. The Kingdome was a major part of the Seattle landscape in the downtown area. While I was living there, they decided to implode the Kingdome. It was a live televised event. Much of the city, myself included, was engaged in watching this “controlled demolition” of a marker that many of us knew well. When the Kingdome imploded, the landscape of our city changed, but what they built in it’s place was and is now a more beautiful, functional and desirable replacement. The new stadium, called Lumen Field, has a retractable roof, which opens up for all to have both an indoor and outdoor experience when watching their favorite team play a sport many love.

I tell you this, because this morning as I was waking up the Lord spoke to me and said, “Babylon is in a controlled demolition.” I looked up what controlled demolition is described as and here is what it says, “Controlled demolition is the strategic placing of explosive material and timing of its detonation so that a structure collapses on itself in a matter of seconds, minimizing the physical damage to its immediate surroundings.” (Wikipedia) As I read this description, I thought that sounds like how God would destroy something. Minimizing damage to its immediate surroundings. God is not a destoryer, He does not delight in the death of anyone, so for Him to say He is doing a controlled demolition of the Babylonian system, sounds like Him to me.

Daniel 2 tells of a gold statute which represents multiple kings and kingdoms and then it says, “You continued looking until a stone was cut without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace fo them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.” My friends God is doing a controlled demolition of the Babylonian system. Babylon is about to collapse on itself!!!

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